Genre: Historical Fiction

The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber

The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber

Posted June 7, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  Ahhhh guys guys guys. I found a romance that didn’t make me want to puke. #notaromantic Lady Darby was accused of murder and acquitted.  Since the trial, she has fled to her sister’s country estate and has managed to avoid the worst of social gossip.  When her sister throws a dinner party and someone is brutally murdered, Lady Darby is the first to be blamed by the guests.  The only way to prove her innocence and protect her sister’s family is to find the real killer. Okay, so there’s a few things to know right off the bat: This […]

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The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery

The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery

Posted May 27, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Tundra Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I know I should know better, but I have such high expectations of authors.  If I loved one of their books, I expect I should love all of them.  This was very much my experience with L.M. Montgomery’s The Story Girl. I adore Anne of Green Gables.  I love Anne’s spirit.  With a novel called The Story Girl – a nickname that would have fit Anne so […]

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Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Posted May 14, 2018 in Reviews // 12 Comments

  I typically don’t like steampunk novels.  I really want to, but I’ve never connected with them.  There’s always been far too much cheesy romance and swooning and belittling of women.  I almost removed this from my TBR when I reached it. Then, I took a deep breath, and borrowed the book from Overdrive. So glad I did. This one was a delight.  That’s the absolute best word that I can conjure.  Etiquette & Espionage is everything I wanted from a steampunk fantasy.  On the surface, we have a coming-of-age tale with airships and female friendships and getting into just the right […]

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Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery

Posted April 13, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  My heart is so thoroughly tied to Anne of Green Gables, I did not think I could fall any deeper in love. I was so deliciously wrong. Anne of the Island was like finding a piece of my soul tucked away in a a novel.  Anne has always been a kindred spirit, but it still surprises and delights that a novel written a century ago can tug so sweetly at my heart.  I grew up with Anne’s story, but did not indulge in the books until recently.  When I read Anne of Green Gables, I forced myself to be patient as I […]

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Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Posted April 6, 2018 in Reviews // 5 Comments

  Every time I read this book, I get a little something different from it. My first read was a sheer feat of determination:  I was eleven, and it was a huge book.  And an adult book.  I felt like a rock star. The second time, I fell in love with the story.  The richness of the world Margaret Mitchell presents is astounding. The third time, I fell in love with Scarlett.  Scarlett is the immense character of spirit and soul, with an unbreakable determination and strength.  I envied her strong shoulders for bearing the burdens she did, and her ability to […]

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