Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Review: First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Viking Adult; 1ST edition (October 16, 2014) ISBN: 9780525427247 Source: Publisher Sophie Collingwood inherits a London home after her Uncle Bertram passes away. Both were avid book lovers, Sophie recalls time spent in his library discussing their love of books. Unfortunately, her uncle’s library is sold off to recover debt and Sophie finds […]

Review: Eat Him If You Like by Jean Teulé

Paperback: 112 pages Publisher: Gallic Books (October 14, 2014) ISBN: 9781906040390 Source: Publisher Alain de Monéys is a twenty-nine year old man who, unlike others in his social class, refuses to buy his way out of military service.  Instead, he plans to join the ranks of Napoleon III’s army and fight against the Prussians. Before […]

Review: Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion

Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Berkley Trade (July 1, 2014) ISBN: 0425272028 Source: Publisher The end of World War II was a pivotal time in our nation’s history.  Despite the struggle and loss brought on by the War, change was in the air, amid feelings of uncertainty intermingled with hope.  New York City’s Grand Central station […]

Review: The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

Hardcover: 432 pages Publisher: Mulholland Books (July 1, 2014) ISBN: 9780316254465 Source: Publisher Hannah’s family has been hiding from a horrific monster that has haunted them for generations. The monster is a shape-shifter, able to take on the appearance of another in a matter of moments. Desperate to seek revenge for an act centuries ago, […]

Review: A Long Time Gone by Karen White

Hardcover: 432 pages Publisher: NAL Hardcover (June 3, 2014) ISBN: 978-0451240460 Source: Publisher Nine years ago, Vivian Walker left her home in Mississippi, swearing never to return, following the lead of so many Walker women before. When her life takes a turn for the worse and goes spiraling out of control, Vivian finds herself returning […]

Review: The Death of Lucy Kyte by Nicola Upson

Series: Josephine Tey Mysteries Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Bourbon Street Books (June 10, 2014) ISBN-13: 978-0062195456 Source: Publisher Josephine Tey, a well known British mystery author, learns she has inherited a cottage from a godmother she knew very little about. Her godmother, Hester Larkspur, was an actress and good friend to Josephine’s mother. Hester’s message […]

Review: The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult (May 27, 2014) ISBN-10: 0399162178 Source: Publisher Vivian Schuyler is a young, vivacious and determined young woman living in 1960s Manhattan. She’s gone against what is expected of her as a budding socialite and has not only graduated from college but has obtained a job at Metropolitan magazine as a fact-checker.  Her life takes […]

Review: The Hollow Ground by Natalie S. Harnett

Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (May 13, 2014) ISBN-10: 1250041988 Source: Publisher Eleven-year-old Brigid Howley live in the Pennsylvania coal country. The mines in the ground below their home rage with a deadly ferocity.  They are in constant fear of deadly fumes that escape these mines and are often awaken in the middle […]

Review: The Confabulist by Steven Galloway

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover (May 1, 2014) ISBN-10: 1594631964 Source: Publisher Martin Strauss is a confabulist, an individual who creates alternative retellings of memories in attempt to recreate lost memories. Martin has just recently come to terms with this condition and, with guilt, now looks back on an incident that forever altered his […]

Review: The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic by Hazel Gaynor

Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; First Edition edition (April 1, 2014) ISBN-10: 0062316869 Source: Publisher Fourteen individuals from a small Irish village left their loved ones behind as they embarked on a journey to New York City via the RMS Titanic. A new, better life was awaiting each of them upon their arrival.  One of these individuals is Maggie […]