The Monday List: Historical Fiction I Actually Enjoyed

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I've been having a fantastic time putting together my Curated Bookshelf every month, but there are some themes where I just can't find 12 books for it (yet). So I've decided to share these shorter lists on Mondays (most Mondays, at least). I hope you enjoy! While I enjoy certain historical periods and have enjoyed … Continue reading The Monday List: Historical Fiction I Actually Enjoyed

Book Review: The Fountain by John A. Heldt

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Title: The Fountain (Second Chance #1) Author: John A. Heldt Publisher: Self-published Publication date: August 14, 2022 Genre: Family Saga, Historical Fiction One Sentence Summary: When three elderly siblings decide to jump into a magical Fountain of Youth, they're given a second chance at youth and love, but it's marred by looming disaster as they arrive … Continue reading Book Review: The Fountain by John A. Heldt

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – November 9, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – November 9, 2022

Book Highlight: The Angel of Bishopsgate by Eloise Reuben

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Title: The Angel of Bishopsgate (The Darker Cities #1) Author: Eloise Reuben Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: February 19, 2019 Genre: Historical, Mystery and Thriller A terrifying villain. A young woman desperate for answers. Danger and intrigue in Victorian London. In 1848, Tessie and Finn struggle each day and dream of life far away in the New … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Angel of Bishopsgate by Eloise Reuben

Book Highlight: Love & Saffron by Kim Fay

Title: Love & Saffron Author: Kim Fay Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Publication Date: February 8, 2022 Genre: Women's Fiction, Historical When twenty-seven-year-old Joan Bergstrom sends a fan letter--as well as a gift of saffron--to fifty-nine-year-old Imogen Fortier, a life-changing friendship begins. Joan lives in Los Angeles and is just starting out as a writer for … Continue reading Book Highlight: Love & Saffron by Kim Fay

Book Review: Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman

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Title: Last Call at the Nightingale Author: Katharine Schellman Publisher: Minotaur Books Publication date: June 7, 2022 Genre: Mystery One Sentence Summary: When Vivian accidentally spots a dead body in the alley outside her favorite speakeasy, everyone starts to think she knows more than she does, leading her straight into danger. Overall Last Call at the … Continue reading Book Review: Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman

Book Highlight: The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

Title: The Kingdoms Author: Natasha Pulley Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Publication Date: May 25, 2021 Genre: Historical Fantasy For fans of The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and David Mitchell, a genre bending, time twisting alternative history that asks whether it's worth changing the past to save the future, even if it costs you everyone you've ever loved.Joe … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

Book Review: The Mad Girls of New York by Maya Rodale

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Title: The Mad Girls of New York (A Nellie Bly Novel #1) Author: Maya Rodale Publisher: Berkley Publication date: April 26, 2022 Genre: Historical Fiction One Sentence Summary: It's the late 1880s and women journalists are a rare breed, but Nellie Bly dreams of joining the ranks of male journalists by risking her life and sanity … Continue reading Book Review: The Mad Girls of New York by Maya Rodale

Book Review: Love & Saffron by Kim Fay

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Title: Love & Saffron Author: Kim Fay Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons Publication date: February 8, 2022 Genre: Women's Fiction One Sentence Summary: When Joan sends a fan letter to a columnist, the older Imogen, the two start a friendship fueled by their shared love of food. Overall Love & Saffron is a beautiful, heartwarming novel … Continue reading Book Review: Love & Saffron by Kim Fay

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 19, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to launch myself off of WWW Wednesday, a bookish meme run by Sam@Taking on a World … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 19, 2022