Tag: historical fiction


Blog Tour Review and Giveaway – Beulah’s House of Prayer by Cynthia A. Graham

  I first encountered Cynthia A. Graham’s writing with her debut, Beneath Still Waters, and I fell in love with her writing and her characters. She has such a way of writing historical fiction that doesn’t stick out as taking place in the past, and the people are so unique and vivid that they still […]

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The Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie – Blog Tour and Review

I really liked and enjoyed Sally Christie’s fictional telling of France’s King Louis XV’s first mistresses, the Nesle sisters Louise, then Pauline followed by Marie-Anne, then briefly Diane, in The Sisters of Versailles (my review here). The intrigues of French court and how easily this King could be manipulated and lead by women to do […]

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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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Review and Give-Away: Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal

Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal (website, Facebook | Twitter) Genre: Historical Fantasy Publication: April 10th, 2012 by Tor Books Finished copy received from publisher in exchange for an honest review Get your own: Amazon | B&N | Indiebound synopsis from Goodreads Rating: Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel Shades […]

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Review: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal (website, Facebook | Twitter) Genre: Historical Paranormal Publication: August 3rd, 2010 by Tor Books Borrowed from library Get your own: Amazon | B&N | Indiebound synopsis from Goodreads Rating:   Shades of Milk and Honey is an intimate portrait of Jane Ellsworth, a woman ahead of […]

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Review: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty (website, Facebook Genre: Historical Fiction Publication: June 5th 2012 by Riverhead Hardcover Book provided by TLC Book Tours for review Get your own: Amazon | B&N | Indiebound synopsis from goodreads Rating:   A captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in […]

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