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Book Review: The Will To Succeed by Christine Raafat

The thing that bothers me about books set 150+ years ago is the representation of women. While I know women being considered as second-class citizens is true of the time, can it be that they all so subservient to men? This next book proves that this was not always necessarily the case. Goodreads Blurb The … Continue reading Book Review: The Will To Succeed by Christine Raafat

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Book Review: Rocks and Flowers in a Box by Cynthia Hilston

2020. A new year full of hope. If you've been put off by the thoughts of an impending WWIII or the crisis state of climate change, this is a book that will help you realize that all is not lost in life. Goodreads Blurb Rocks and Flowers in a Box by Cynthia Hilston The wedding … Continue reading Book Review: Rocks and Flowers in a Box by Cynthia Hilston

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Book Review: The Road to Alexander (The Time for Alexander #1) by Jennifer Macaire

I'm so happy to end 2019 sharing with you THE best historical fiction novel I read all year. Goodreads Blurb The Road to Alexander (The Time for Alexander #1) by Jennifer Macaire After winning a prestigious award, Ashley is chosen to travel through time and interview a historical figure. Choosing her childhood hero Alexander the … Continue reading Book Review: The Road to Alexander (The Time for Alexander #1) by Jennifer Macaire

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Book Review: Children of Fire by Paul CW Beatty

I read a lot of historical fiction and a lot of thrillers but never have I read a book that combined both genres - until now. Goodreads Blurb Children of Fire by Paul CW Beatty Children of Fire is set in 1841, at the height of the industrial revolution in the North West England. The … Continue reading Book Review: Children of Fire by Paul CW Beatty

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Book Review: The Rector’s Daughter by Jean Fullerton

It's been a while since I posted a historical fiction review here. How very unlike me. No worries, today's review will right the world again. Goodreads BlurbThe Rector's Daughter by Jean Fullerton Charlotte, daughter of Reverend Percival Hatton, has been content to follow the path laid out for her. Charlotte has an understanding with Captain … Continue reading Book Review: The Rector’s Daughter by Jean Fullerton

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Book Review: The Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball by Scott Lauder and David Ross

Where are all my fantasy readers at? And the ones who enjoy historical fiction? I have a great book that combines both genres for you today. Goodreads BlurbThe Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball by Scott Lauder and David Ross Sara Livingstone's school trip to the Beijing Palace Museum takes a terrifying turn when an encounter … Continue reading Book Review: The Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball by Scott Lauder and David Ross

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Book Review: Picasso’s Revenge by Caroline and Ray Foulk

Lovers of art and historical fiction, this one's for you. Blurb Picasso's Revenge by Caroline and Ray Foulk is set in Paris in¬†the early 1920's. Courtier and patron of the arts, Jacques Doucet, descends into the world of anarchist art, the occult and the dark turmoil of his past - involving the death of his … Continue reading Book Review: Picasso’s Revenge by Caroline and Ray Foulk

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Book Review: Bridge to Eternity by Romola Farr

Haunted house? Yes please! If you feel the same then this is a book for you. Blurb Bridge to Eternity* by Romola Farr introduces us to widow¬†Audrey, who has suddenly left her comfortable home in the south of England to move into an old school boarding house on the edge of a moor. Then there … Continue reading Book Review: Bridge to Eternity by Romola Farr

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Book Review: The Lives Before Us by Juliet Conlin

I've been waiting for this book review for such a long time. I had the pleasure a couple of years ago of attending the book launch of The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days. During that launch, Juliet Conlin mentioned her next book, which was to be set in Shanghai. I was lucky … Continue reading Book Review: The Lives Before Us by Juliet Conlin

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Book Review: The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes

Today I have a book review (you may remember it from the cover reveal I posted last year) where half of the book is based during the end of World War II. Don't click away! I know you may have had your fill of WWII books but The Blameless Dead incorporates an interesting element of … Continue reading Book Review: The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes