Genre: Historical

Average Rating: 4.44


Lake Season by Denise Hunter – #TLCBookTour Review

  I read one of Denise Hunter’s books last year, Honeysuckle Dreams, and I enjoyed the characters and writing style. Denise is kicking off a new series featuring a new family and setting with Lake Season, which is book one in the Bluebell Inn Romance series. Levi, Molly, and Grace’s parents’ unexpectedly die in a […]

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The Painted Castle by Kristy Cambron – #TLCBookTours Review

  It’s rare that I enjoy a book so thoroughly that takes place in several different time periods, and author Kristy Cambron has exceeded my expectations in The Painted Castle. Focusing on a centuries old manor in the English countryside and the people who inhabit the beautiful spaces, three different time periods are covered: modern […]

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Smoke in Her Eyes by Anna Belfrage – #TLCBookTours Review

    When I was approached to read book two in this series for the book tour, Smoke in Her Eyes, I immediately agreed since I was already eagerly reading this book through my Kindle Unlimited membership. I really loved the first book in this reincarnation love story/psychological thriller, A Torch in His Heart, featuring […]

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The Widows by Jess Montgomery – #TLCBookTours Review and Giveaway

  I took a little break from reading and blogging to end 2018, to refresh my batteries from the stresses of a busy work schedule along with a very full home life with nightly martial arts commitments for both my son and I. The stresses haven’t exactly gone away with a government shutdown (where I’m […]

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November Road by Lou Berney – #TLCBookTours Review

With three people on the road across America for very different reasons, historical thriller November Road is a gripping novel set during the time of the JFK assassination. Charlotte has had enough of her simple life in Oklahoma, married to an alcoholic that treats her and her daughters well, but she can’t be more than […]

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The Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles – #TLCBookTours Review and Giveaway

  With cooler nights finally coming around here in Northern Illinois, a little Gothic suspense sounded good with the impending change in season–and Stephen Giles’ The Boy at the Keyhole certainly fit the bill. Set in the early 1960s in small town England, nine-year-old Samuel wants nothing more than for his mother to return home […]

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The Quiet Child by John Burley – #TLCBookTours Review #TheQuietChild

  Continuing my streak of reading new-to-me authors this summer, I read John Burley’s third novel for the TLC Book Tour stop for the psychological thriller The Quiet Child. Set in 1954 in small town Cottonwood, California, six-year-old Danny and ten-year-old Sean McCray are abducted by a stranger while their father science teacher Michael is […]

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Betrayal at Iga by Susan Spann – #TLCBookTours Review and Giveaway

  I love mysteries of all kinds, and Betrayal at Iga is the first mystery that I’ve read that was set in 1500s Japan. While the author does write with quite a bit of historical accuracy when it comes to naming conventions and terms for that era, Susan Spann’s writing doesn’t feel too dated in […]

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The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie – Review and Giveaway

I’ve really enjoyed Sally Christie’s historical retellings of France’s King Louis XV and the women who shaped his life. The first two installments, The Sisters of Versailles and The Rivals of Versailles, led us through the king’s middle-aged years where he was first with the Mailly Nesle sisters and then Marquise de Pompadour.  In The […]

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Natchez Burning by Greg Iles – Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

    Natchez Burning is quite a hefty tome–to the tune of 816 pages in the paperback–and I found myself wondering what I’d gotten myself into when I cracked open the spine. But I was drawn into the world of Penn Cage, mayor of Natchez, Mississippi, and his crusade to clear the name of his doctor father […]

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The Buried Book by D.M. Pulley – Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

  D. M. Pulley’s historical fiction novel, The Buried Book, follows nine-year-old Jasper as he works to discover what happened to his mother, who disappeared after she dropped him off on her brother’s farm. Jasper’s dangerous journey takes him to the seedier parts of early 1950s Detroit to the Michigan farmlands of his uncle to the […]

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