Historical Fiction

The Surgeon’s Daughter

Book Review The Surgeon’s Daughter by Audrey Blake Ready for one of my most anticipated reads of 2022? The Surgeon’s Daughter is the follow-up novel to The Girl in His Shadow (which was one of my favorite reads from 2021!) Last year, I completely fell in love with this moving and inspirational story, and I wasn’t ready to part ways …

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Until We Meet

Book Review Until We Meet by Camille Di Maio Reader’s Thoughts: Until We Meet is a character-based novel, following the stories of three young women who are at home in New York during the second world war. This lovely story of hope and patriotism is built upon the beautiful friendship of Margaret, Gladys, and Dottie — and the men who …

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Lessons in Chemistry

Book Review Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus “Children, set the table. Your mother needs a moment to herself.”

Bluebird

Book Review Bluebird by Genevieve Graham WWI tunnellers, bootlegging, Bluebird nurses serving on the front lines… Bluebird is an absolute delight for fans of historical fiction. Set amidst the violent but glamorous backdrop of 1920s prohibition, this story brings Canadian history to life on the page!

Until Leaves Fall in Paris

Book Review Until Leaves Fall in Paris by Sarah Sundin If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you’ll know that I love historical fiction. Specifically, WWII novels. I’m always on the lookout for authors who can transport me to a new time and place — but in a way that feels creative, and explores little known historical facts. …

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The Tsarina’s Daughter

Book Review The Tsarina’s Daughter by Ellen Alpsten If there’s one thing The Tsarina’s Daughter emphasizes, it’s that it’s not easy being in line for a throne!

The Last Grand Duchess

Book Review The Last Grand Duchess by Bryn Turnbull The Romanov family has long held fascination for many of us. The last Tsar and his family, disappearing in the middle of the night. Stories of bullets bouncing off clothes lined with jewels, and countless imposters claiming to be one of the daughters. And while we all know the true and …

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Her Hidden Genius

Book Review Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict Her Hidden Genius is the best of Marie Benedict! Impeccably researched and beautifully written, this story uncovers the incredible life of a woman history overlooked. (Keep reading for the full book synopsis.)

Antoinette’s Sister

Book Review Antoinette’s Sister by Diana Giovinazzo We’ve all heard of Marie Antoinette. But have you heard of her sister, Charlotte? This new historical fiction from Diana Giovinazzo, explores the life of Maria Carolina of Austria. Charlotte is sister to Antoinette and Queen in her own right. This fictionalized retelling of her life and reign proved an utterly fascinating account …

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