History or Mystery? Top Six Books On My TBR

Hello everyone, I’ve got quite the hefty tbr going and so I thought I’d share some that I’m looking forward to reading here soon (I hope!). In no particular order these books are high on my wishlist to read: Each of these have elements history or mystery that I’m eager to explore. Some are newContinue reading “History or Mystery? Top Six Books On My TBR”

Start of a Series Book Review: Into the Wilderness

Into the Wilderness by Sara Donatti. This is described as a ambitious sequel to one of my favorite classics The Last of the Mohiacns, though you don’t need to read that to read this. Written back in 1998, after Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, this is one of my top five historical fiction romance books. Unlike Outlander,Continue reading “Start of a Series Book Review: Into the Wilderness”

Netgalley Review: The Trouble We Keep

Hello friends, The Trouble We Keep by Cara Devlin is a historical second chance romance. It has a strong start, and keeps up the pace throughout the entire book. I liked the main character, Emma, as she strives to survive pregnant, alone and searching for her wayward brother. While this was christian fiction, it didn’tContinue reading “Netgalley Review: The Trouble We Keep”

Netgalley Review: On Wilder Seas

On Wilder Seas by Nikki Marmery is a strange yet intriguing retelling of the Golden Hind. I don’t know anything about the original story, and the book itself was strongly written, with realistic characters, and a fascinating history of the ship and the people on it. In truth, I’m unsure of how to write thisContinue reading “Netgalley Review: On Wilder Seas”

Book Review: Hawksmaid

Hello friends, Hawksmaid by Kathryn Lasky is a retelling of Robin Hood and Maid Marion. A children’s fiction story of Maid Marion, this was not at all what I was hoping for it to be, in that while it contained action and plot, it also contained Christianity and praying every few chapters. I liked the writingContinue reading “Book Review: Hawksmaid”

Book Review: DNF’d

Hello friends, Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore was a novel that I picked this up, and read three chapters, before I DNF’d it. The writing was good. Really, really excellent. But the story itself was not meant for me, as I was most definitely not the right target audience at this point and time. Violent, gritty,Continue reading “Book Review: DNF’d”

Book Review: The Court of Miracles

Hello friends, The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant is a retelling of Les Miserable with magical elements, an enormous cast of characters, and a revolution. There are many different courts one can attend within this gorgeously filled, world building fast paced plot. The characters are each unique and intriguing. There are nods towards LesContinue reading “Book Review: The Court of Miracles”

Netgalley Review: For Love and Country

Hello friends, For Love and Country by Candace Waters is a strong female character driven historical novel centered around the WAVES program and Pearl Harbor. While overall I found the plot fascinating, I also found several issues in this book that I wasn’t expecting to have encountered. This book is very Christian based. There’s prayingContinue reading “Netgalley Review: For Love and Country”

Arc Review: The Fortunate Ones

Title: The Fortunate Ones Author: Catherine Hokin Series: Stand Alone Genre: Adult Fiction, Historical Publisher: Bookouture Page Count: 400 Type of Book: Arc, Kindle Ebook Received: Netgalley Review Word Count: 500 Rated: 4/5 stars Notes: Belated review, but I’m trying to catch up on my backlog of arcs! The Fortunate Ones was a spellbinding taleContinue reading “Arc Review: The Fortunate Ones”

Book Review: The Winter Witch

  Title: The Winter Witch Author: Paula Brackston Series: Book 1 Genre: Adult Fiction, Romance, Fantasy Page Count: 400 Received: Library Type of Book: Paperback, Physical Copy, Library Loan Review Word Count: 500 Rated: 3.5/5 stars Notes: I loved the writing style, but the depressing mood the story set was not what I was afterContinue reading “Book Review: The Winter Witch”

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