Historical Fiction

The Call of the Wrens

Book Review The Call of the Wrens by Jenni L Walsh A few months back, I saw some of my favorite historical fiction authors posting about an upcoming book, The Call of the Wrens, that was hitting shelves in November. I immediately hurried over to Netgalley to request an advance copy for myself. And let me just say, their recommendation …

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A Twist of Murder

Book Review A Twist of Murder by Heather Redmond “Please, sir, I want some more.” — Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist Reader’s Thoughts: The fifth installment in the Dickens of a Crime series, A Twist of Murder by Heather Redmond once again sees Charles Dickens acting as an amateur sleuth. This time, he’s in pursuit of missing orphans, legendary treasure, and …

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Cradles of the Reich

Book Review Cradles of the Reich by Jennifer Coburn Reader’s Thoughts: The first time I heard of “Lebensborn” was while watching an episode of The Man in the High Castle. (Funnily enough, this is mentioned in the author’s note as Coburn’s experience as well!) So when I read the premise for this new novel, Cradles of the Reich, I was …

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The Invincible Miss Cust

Book Review The Invincible Miss Cust by Penny Haw The year 2022 marks the centenary of Aleen Cust’s (the first female veterinary surgeon to be recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) finally receiving her diploma. The pre-printed “Mr.” on it had been struck out and “Miss” added by hand. In The Invincible Miss Cust, author Penny Haw, shares …

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Secrets of the Nile

Book Review Secrets of the Nile by Tasha Alexander

Murder at the Serpentine Bridge

Book Review Murder at the Serpentine Bridge by Andrea Penrose The sixth book in the Wexford & Sloane series, this novel follows newlyweds Lady Charlotte and Lord Wexford as they untangle a web of politics and intrigue. When an engineering genius, Jeremiah Willis, is found floating in the Serpentine Lake, it’s up to the Wexfords to bring his killers to …

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The Ways We Hide

Book Review The Ways We Hide by Kristina McMorris As a child, Fenna is caught up in a Christmas Eve disaster (based on the Italian Hall Disaster of 1913.) Traumatized by this horrific event, she turns to magic and the art of illusion to help her process. Yet, her work as an escape artist soon attracts the attention of British …

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Murder in Westminster

Book Review Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley The first in a vibrant, inclusive new historical mystery series by acclaimed author Vanessa Riley portrays the true diversity of the Regency-era. The new series is perfect for fans of Bridgerton or mystery readers seeking more authenticity about the time period, as it introduces the strong, capable Lady Abigail Worthing, who must …

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The Souls of Lost Lake

Book Review The Souls of Lost Lake by Jaime Jo Wright I have been a fan of Jaime Jo Wright’s books from the very start. I thought that her last book, On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor was going to go down as my all-time favorite. But I was wrong. Because the thing about Jaime Jo Wright, is that she …

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