Tag: Historical


The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer – #TLCBookTours Review and Giveaway

  I really enjoyed Kate Hamer’s The Girl in the Red Coat as the mystery/thriller pulled at my heartstrings while it dealt with a mother whose son had been kidnapped. The author has changed gears a little with her next novel, The Doll Funeral, and has headed into the territory of blending multiple genres successfully. While […]

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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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Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles – Review and Giveaway

    When I received the third and final installment in the Natchez Burning series, Mississippi Blood,  I held the hefty tome in my hands and almost dreaded carrying it around in my handbag to read it on my daily train commutes to and from work. Having lugged a hefty 800-plus pager around in the first book, […]

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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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A Haunting Beauty of a Book – The Monster’s Daughter by Michelle Pretorius – Book Tour Review and Giveaway

  The Monster’s Daughter was very haunting, beautiful, and I really enjoyed the journey. There’s really three genres going on in this book; it wasn’t just your run of the mill murder mystery. There’s a mystery/thriller with main character Alet and her investigation into the murder of a woman in small town Unie, and there’s a […]

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The Daredevil Snared by Stephanie Laurens – Book Tour Review and Giveaway

  The Adventurers’ Quartet has been a great series to read, and I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, The Lady’s Command, and the third installment, The Daredevil Snared was just as much fun to read. Even though I didn’t read the second book, A Buccaneer at Heart, I had no trouble getting up to speed […]

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Blog Tour Review and Giveaway – June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Family secrets, great personal sacrifices, powerful friendships, dangerous enemies, and old world Hollywood encroaching on small town Ohio make up June, a novel told in dual timelines. Hopping back and forth between 2015 and 1955, June tells the story of Cassie Danvers as she mourns the loss of her very private grandmother–the only family that […]

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Review and Giveaway – The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie

Historical fiction can sometimes be a bit dry, but The Sisters of Versailles is an engaging, almost soap opera-like account of five sisters in eighteenth century France–four of whom become mistresses of King Louis XV. Based on the real-life story of the Nesle sisters and written in a narrative style as if the sisters are […]

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