Category: Historical Fiction

Review: The Raven Lady by Shar..

Review: The Raven Lady by Sharon Lynn Fisher

The Raven Lady Author: Sharon Lynn Fisher Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: In describing the series, Fisher says, “The Faery Rehistory weaves Ireland’s ancient mythological races with Victorian-era technology and manners into an Ireland that was never conquered by the British.” So imagine an alternative world where the fairies of Ireland’s folklore […]

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Posted March 25, 2020 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn

Audiobook review: A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn A Murderous Relation opens shortly after the conclusion of the previous book, with Veronica and Stoker returning home and plans to consummate their relationship now that they have admitted their feelings for one another. However, before they can do anything, they are summoned to attend Lady Welly on […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review + Giveaway: The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas

Today we are celebrating the upcoming release of THE HOLLOW OF FEAR by Sherry Thomas. I’ve got my audiobook review, plus the publisher is offering a giveaway of the print edition. Read on and celebrate with us! Audiobook review: The Art of Theft Author:  Sherry Thomas Narrator: Kate Reading Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Lady Sherlock #4 Genre: Historical Mystery […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn

Audiobook review: A Dangerous Collaboration Author:  Deanna Raybourn Narrator: Angèle Masters Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries #4 Genre: Historical Mystery, romantic elements Source: Recorded Books Although A Dangerous Collaboration opens on the heels of the previous book, the story quickly jumps forward six months, to a time after Veronica and Lady Cordelia’s hasty expedition to Madeira. While Veronica […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

Audiobook review: A Treacherous Curse Author:  Deanna Raybourn Narrator: Angèle Masters Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries #3 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased A Treacherous Curse is the third exciting tale in the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries. I truly enjoy this amazing set of stories. This time around, Veronica and Stoker are drawn into a murder mystery that has ties […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Crown Jewel Mystery by Anna Elliott & Charles Veley

Audiobook review: The Crown Jewel Mystery Authors:  Anna Elliott & Charles Veley Narrators: Simon Prebble & Wendy Tremont King Audio Speed: 1.25x & 1.5x Series: Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery #4 (PREQUEL) Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Narrator When I put a call out for historical mysteries with strong-willed lead women, I got some great suggestions. It was narrator Wendy […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

Audiobook review: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas Author:  Sherry Thomas Narrator: Kate Reading Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Lady Sherlock #3 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased Note: This review contains spoilers from the previous titles in the series. Dealing with the aftermath of the shocking discovery that Lady Ingram is a spy for Moriarty, The Hollow of Fear shifts […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Audiobook review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia Author:  Sherry Thomas Narrator: Kate Reading Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Lady Sherlock #2 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased A Conspiracy in Belgravia is the wonderful sophomore story of the Lady Sherlock series! After a bit of a confusing start in the previous book, now I am familiar with the author’s writing style, and the primary […]

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​Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Audiobook review: A Study in Scarlet Women Author:  Sherry Thomas Narrator: Kate Reading Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Lady Sherlock #1 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased Charlotte Holmes is an odd duck, especially among her peers of the time. Knowing she’d never want to marry, she made a deal with her father that she could go to school and become a […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries by Deanna Raybourn

Audiobook review: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries Author:  Deanna Raybourn Narrator: Angèle Masters Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries #1 & #2 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased A Curious Beginning The book opens with Veronica Speedwell burying her spinster aunt guardian. Preparing to leave her small village and make her way out into the world, Veronica stumbles across a miscreant ransacking […]

Review: Dragon Teeth by Michae..

Posted May 24, 2017 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Dragon Teeth Author: Michael Crichton Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Dragon Teeth is a wonderful historical fiction set in the old West during the time of the infamous Bones Wars; a time when two great paleontologists raced to uncover and collect the most impressive dinosaur discoveries. Released almost ten years after the […]

Review: Joe Steele by Harry Tu..

Posted April 29, 2015 by Nima in Historical Fiction, Rating C, Reviews
Review: Joe Steele by Harry Turtledove

Joe Steele Author: Harry Turtledove Reviewer: Nima Rating: C- What I’m Talking About: Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili was born in the Soviet Union in 1878.  When he was in his 30s, he took the name Stalin from the Russian for “man of steel.”  What if Joseph Stalin’s parents had immigrated to the United States before he […]