Book Review: The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

I came upon this audiobook by mere happenstance at a sale at my local library. 10 discs about a girl mystic hunted down by the friars of a medieval inquisition? Right up my alley. Medieval religious history is something that has always fascinated me as well as learning more about the martyrs of the reformation,Continue reading “Book Review: The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry”

Book Review: The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni

What a fantastic read! It’s such a relief to find a work of historical fiction that has the perfect blend of mystery, strong characters, true historical facts, a love-triangle—of course, and just the right amount of imagination to fill the gaps left by history. It contained one of my favorite historical elements—graves—that were based onContinue reading “Book Review: The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni”

Book Review: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe

It’s hard to make a sequel at good as the original, and this one, though engaging, fell a tad shorter than its predecessor, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. Let’s take a look! This book delved more into the magical history of Connie’s family. This time, while nearly cracking under the pressure of pursuing tenureContinue reading “Book Review: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe”

6 French Revolution Books in My Bookshelf

The French Revolution has always fascinated me, so I have enjoyed finding books about fictional and real-life characters who lived through the tumultuous Reign of Terror that occurred during this period. I didn’t realize how many of these books are TBR’s (“to-be-read”), so I had better get cracking! Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate ofContinue reading “6 French Revolution Books in My Bookshelf”

Book Review: Dearest Josephine by Caroline George

“Please do not be a ghost.” Elias letter (p. 78) A proper romance and a modern mystery told through text messages, emails, letters, a novel. I try not to do spoilers in book reviews, but for this one, I can’t seem to help it since I didn’t give the 5/5 star-rating I initially wanted toContinue reading “Book Review: Dearest Josephine by Caroline George”

Christ-Centered Historical Fiction TBR’s

Prior to Easter, I’ve been watching the new The Chosen series about the life of Christ and his apostles. There are things I like about it, like the fact that it focuses on the apostles and shows Jesus in a more human light. However, sometimes I wonder if they are trying too hard to beContinue reading “Christ-Centered Historical Fiction TBR’s”

Favorite Historical Fiction Periods: Tudor (1485-1603)

Ever since I read Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor from The Royal Diaries middle grade series in 4th grade, I have always been interested in Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII, and the rest of the Tudor Dynasty. I always love reading historical fiction as well as non-fictional biographiesContinue reading “Favorite Historical Fiction Periods: Tudor (1485-1603)”

5 Anticipated Historical Fiction Books of 2021

I always seek inspiration for my own historical fiction stories by reading what other authors have come up with, especially from periods that fascinate me (including but not limited to the Medieval, Tudor, Civil War, and WWII eras). Below are some of the books coming out this year set in those time periods! Yellow Wife,Continue reading “5 Anticipated Historical Fiction Books of 2021”

September 2020 Book Vlog

Happy Autumn! As you can probably guess, there were a lot of books/stories I delved into this month! I’ve listed them and their authors below. Feel free to read more detailed reviews of some of these books on my blog. Happy Reading! Teaching the Literature Survey Course, by Gwynn Dujardin (et al) The Literature Workshop,Continue reading “September 2020 Book Vlog”

Book Review: The Lady and the Highwayman, by Sarah M. Eden

“…One did not treat an author poorly without consequences.”