Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Thread Collectors by Shaun J. Edwards and Alyson Richman

Rating Title: The Thread CollectorsAuthor: Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson RichmanPublication: August 30, 2022Publisher: Graydon HouseGenre: Historical FictionPages: 382 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) 1863: In a small Creole cottage in New Orleans, an ingenious young Black woman named Stella embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Codebreaker’s Secret by Sara Ackerman

Title: The Codebreaker’s SecretAuthor: Sara AckermanPublication: August 2, 2022Publisher: MIRAGenre: Historical FictionPages: 384 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) 1943. As war in the Pacific rages on, Isabel Cooper and her codebreaker colleagues huddle in “the dungeon” at Station HYPO in Pearl Harbor, deciphering secrets plucked from …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

Title: The Book of Lost NamesAuthor: Kristin HarmelPublication: May 25, 2021Publisher: Gallery BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 416 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II—an experience Eva remembers well—and the search to …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin

Rating Title: The Librarian SpyAuthor: Madeline MartinPublication: July 26, 2022Publisher: Hanover Square PressGenre: Historical FictionPages: 400 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads): Ava thought her job as a librarian at the Library of Congress would mean a quiet, routine existence. But an unexpected offer from the …

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BOOK REVIEW: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Rating Title: Lessons in ChemistryAuthor: Bonnie GarmusPublication: April 5, 2022Publisher: DoubledayGenre: FictionPages: 394 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. …

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BOOK REVIEW: A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins

Title: A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and MayhemAuthor: Manda CollinsPublication: November 10, 2020Publisher: ForeverGenre: Historical FictionPages: 352 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author’s Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) England, 1865 : As one of England’s most notorious newspaper columnists, Lady Katherine Bascomb believes knowledge is power. And she’s determined to inform and …

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BOOK REVIEW: A Dress of Violet Taffeta by Tessa Arlen

Rating Title: A Dress of Violet TaffetaAuthor: Tessa ArlenPublication: July 5, 2022Publisher: BerkleyGenre: Historical Fiction, Biographical FictionPages: 348 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) A sumptuous novel based on the fascinating true story of Belle Epoque icon Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon, a woman determined to shatter …

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BOOK REVIEW: An Affair at Stonecliffe by Candace Camp

Rating Title: An Affair at StonecliffeAuthor: Candace CampPublication: May 24, 2022Publisher: HQN BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 356 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author’s Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Noelle Rutherford will never be accepted by the London ton. Her late husband, Adam—a free-spirited aristocrat with bohemian tendencies—married her for love, much to the …

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BOOK REVIEW: Mrs. England by Stacey Halls

Rating Title: Mrs. EnglandAuthor: Stacey HallsPublication: April 12, 2022Publisher: MIRAGenre: Historical FictionPages: 329 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author’s Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads: West Yorkshire, 1904. When newly graduated nurse Ruby May takes a position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful …

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