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”

Book Review: The Devil’s Slave by Tracy Borman

Following the tragedy that resulted from the gunpowder plot, Francis once again finds herself in the dangerous Stuart court. This time, Catholic forces seek to dethrone the king’s son and heir and put his daughter on the throne instead. Francis finds herself blackmailed to ensure she plays her part in the coup. Can she useContinue reading “Book Review: The Devil’s Slave by Tracy Borman”

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”

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)”