Category: Historical Fiction

Review: Angelika Frankenstein ..

Review: Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally Thorne

Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match Author: Sally Thorne Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Sally Thorne has done a great job of retelling Marcy Shelley’s Frankenstein. It was funny, had romance, and had some similarities to Shelley’s story and the story of how Shelley wrote Frankenstein. I dare say Thorne’s depiction of Victor […]

Review: A Dress of Violet Taff..

Posted August 3, 2022 by Ang in Historical Fiction, Rating C, Reviews
Review: A Dress of Violet Taffeta by Tessa Arlen

A Dress of Violet Taffeta Author: Tessa Arlen Reviewer: Ang Rating: C+ What I’m Talking About: I want to start by saying I was interested in this book because I am a bit familiar with Lucy, Lady Gordon Duff and her struggle to become a Couture designer in a world where only men were allowed to put […]

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Posted July 14, 2022 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Listen Up!, Mystery, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Death at the Crystal Palace by Jennifer Ashley

Audiobook review: Death at the Crystal Palace by Jennifer Ashley Our adventure opens at an outing to the Crystal Palace for Kat, her daughter Grace, and her friends. Mr. Thanos introduces the gang to Lady Covington and her family. She is the widowed sister of Mr. Thanos’s mentor/benefactor. When Kat and Grace are alone, Lady Covington approaches […]

Review: The Mad Girls of New Y..

Posted May 2, 2022 by Ang in Historical Fiction, Rating B, Reviews
Review: The Mad Girls of New York by Maya Rodale

The Mad Girls of New York Author: Maya Rodale Reviewer: Ang Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: This novel was quite the journey for me, and like every journey it had ups and downs. The characters are strongly written, the settings are gut-wrenchingly realistic, and once I was invested in the story it was gripping, […]

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Posted February 21, 2022 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Listen Up!, Mystery, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: An Impossible Imposter by Deanna Raybourn

Audiobook review: An Impossible Imposter by Deanna Raybourn After their dangerous adventures and making new friends in the previous book, Stoker and Veronica enjoy a few weeks of bliss. However, as soon as they return from the royal wedding in Alpenwald, the pair are summoned by Special Inspector Hugo Montgomery, who brings a request of […]

Review: The Demon Equilibrium ..

Review: The Demon Equilibrium by Cathy Pegau

The Demon Equilibrium Author: Cathy Pegau Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: The Demon Equilibrium is a wonderful new fantasy from Cathy Pegau. She’s created an alternate timeline, historical setting where women of the Order of Saint Teresa wield magic and fight the demon horde, all unknown to the average human. The magic […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Miss Moriarty, I Presume? by Sherry Thomas

Audiobook review: Miss Moriarty, I Presume? by Sherry Thomas Opening about two months after the conclusion of the previous tale, the gang is caught by surprise when Charlotte receives a request to meet from Mr. Baxter, none other than Moriarty himself. While his request seems simple enough, discover how his daughter fares while residing at a group […]

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Posted October 25, 2021 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Listen Up!, Mystery, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Death in Kew Gardens by Jennifer Ashley

Audiobook review: Death in Kew Gardens by Jennifer Ashley Death in Kew Gardens picks up not long after the conclusion of the previous tale. The story opens with Kat and Tess literally running into a Chinese gentleman, who later becomes the prime suspect in the murder of Sir. Jacob, the next door neighbor of the Bywaters and […]

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Posted September 29, 2021 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Listen Up!, Mystery, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley

Audiobook review: Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley Scandal Above Stairs continues the story of Kat Halloway, a downstairs cook in the Mayfair residence of Lord Rankin. The story opens about three months after the conclusion of the previous book. Kat remains the household cook for Lady Cynthia, along with her aunt and uncle who are living […]

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Posted September 2, 2021 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Listen Up!, Mystery, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley

Audiobook review: Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley Kat Halloway is a downstairs cook, a position that gives her some authority, but she is still clearly a servant and is mostly happy with her place in life. Kat starts the book at a new post in the Mayfair residence of Lord and Lady Rankin. Just after she […]