Book Review: “An Extraordinary Union” (Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole

An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League) by Alyssa Cole (2017) Genre: Fiction, Historical, Romance Page Length: 263 pages (paperback edition) Synopsis: Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South—to spy for the Union […]

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Book Review: “The Forbidden Orchid” by Sharon Biggs Waller

“The Forbidden Orchid” by Sharon Biggs Waller (2016) Genre: Historical, Fiction, YA Page Length: 392 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Staid, responsible Elodie Buchanan is the eldest of ten sisters living in a small English market town in 1861. The girls barely know their father, a plant hunter usually off adventuring through China. Then disaster strikes: Mr. Buchanan […]

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Book Review: “Daughters of Jared” by H.B. Moore

“Daughters of Jared” by H.B Moore (2012) Genre: Historical, Romance, Fiction Page Length: 224 pages (electronic edition) Synopsis: From the Book of Ether comes a haunting story of two royal sisters. The elder sister, Ash, will do anything to bring her father, King Jared II, back to the throne. The younger sister, Naiva, only wants to save […]

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ARC Review: “Radio Girls” by Sarah-Jane Stratford

“Radio Girls” by Sarah-Jane Stratford Genre: Fiction, Historical Release Date: April 14, 2016 Page Length: 384 pages (electronic review edition) Synopsis: The Great War is over, and change is in the air, in this novel that brings to life the exciting days of early British radio…and one woman who finds her voice while working alongside […]

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Book Review: “The Girl From Everywhere” by Heidi Heilig

“The Girl From Everywhere” by Heidi Heilig (2016) Genre: Fantasy, YA, Fiction, Historical Page Length: 464 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Nix has spent her entire life aboard her father’s ship, sailing across the centuries, across the world, across myth and imagination. As long as her father has a map for it, he can sail to […]

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ARC Review: “Anna and the Swallow Man” by Gabriel Savit

“Anna and the Swallow Man” by Gabriel Savit Publication Date: January 26, 2016 Genre: Children’s Fiction, Historical Page Length: 230 pages (ARC copy) Synopsis: Kraków, 1939. A million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. This is no place to grow up. Anna Łania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father, a linguistics […]

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Book Review: “Julia and The Art of Practical Travel” by Lesley M. M. Blume

“Julia and the Art of Practical Travel” by Lesley M. M. Blume (2015) Genre: Middle Grade, Travel, Fiction, Historical Page Length: 192 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: When her grandmother dies and the once-majestic family estate is sold, eleven-year-old Julia Lancaster and her aunt Constance must take to the road to find Julia’s long-lost mother. They […]

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Book Review: “War: A Crime Against Humanity” by Roberto Vivo

“War: A History of Humanity” by Roberto Vivo (2015) Genre: War, Non-fiction, Historical Page Length: 274 pages (electronic edition) Synopsis: Roberto Vivo deftly guides the reader through the history of war and peace, from early civilizations to the major conflicts and peace efforts of today. The book zeros in on the historical moments that have shaped […]

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Book Review: Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin #3) by Robin LaFevers

“Mortal Heart” (His Fair Assassin #3) by Robin LaFevers (2014) Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Fiction, Romance, YA Page Length: 444 pages (hardcover pages) Synopsis: Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her […]

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Book Review: “The Secrets of Life and Death” by Rebecca Alexander

FTC Disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. “The Secrets of Life and Death” by Rebecca Alexander (2013) Genre: Historical, Fiction, Fantasy Page Length: 384 (paperback edition) Synopsis: In modern-day England, Professor Felix Guichard is called in to identify occult symbols found on the corpse of a young girl. His investigation […]

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