Book Review: The Red Necklace by Susan Gardner

Finally! I have never felt more accomplished finishing a book. For some reason this book took me a while to complete, not for lack of interest, but simply due to finding the time to go back to it while trying to read/finish library books. This novel takes place in one of my favorite eras toContinue reading “Book Review: The Red Necklace by Susan Gardner”

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”

Book Review: The King’s Witch, by Tracy Borman

Introduction. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while after listening to Tracy Borman talk about it and her other books on Tudor’s Dynasty Podcast with Rebecca Larson. I’ve read a lot about the witch trials in America as well as books about the Tudors, but nothing in between, so this was a gemContinue reading “Book Review: The King’s Witch, by Tracy Borman”

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”

Throwback Thursday: 5 Chilling Stories from Childhood I Still Re-read

Wait Till Helen Comes, by Mary Downing Hahn Wait Til Helen Comes, by Mary Downing Hahn: When I was in my preteens, my mom took us to the library at least once every couple of weeks. Between listening to Harry Potter and Goosebumps on tape, I found myself wandering through the middle school reader “ghostContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: 5 Chilling Stories from Childhood I Still Re-read”

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

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

Book Review: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe

Overview The amazingly detailed cover drew me in and once I read the blurb, I was intrigued. How fortuitous that I stumbled across this find at a thrift store a mere month or so after returning from my trip to Salem, Massachusetts. I had always been fascinated by the history surrounding the Salem Witch Trials,Continue reading “Book Review: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe”

Book Review: The Whispered Dance of Bees, by Carol Warburton

This book was an interesting one. Sometimes it seemed like the story took on different stories at different periods of the protagonist’s life and it is unclear what the main plot of the story was. However, it is not until towards the end of the book that the reader sees how these subplots drive theContinue reading “Book Review: The Whispered Dance of Bees, by Carol Warburton”

Book Review: Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper

I came across this book during some independent research I was doing for an article I was writing about “Half-Hangit Maggie”, who had an ordeal similar to that of Hooper’s protagonist, Anne Green. As a piece of historical fiction, I was impressed, overall. The story flipped between Anne’s first-person narration as well as a limitedContinue reading “Book Review: Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper”