Category: Historical Fiction

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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 […]

Review: Master of Plagues by E..

Review: Master of Plagues by E.L. Tettensor

Master of Plagues Author: E.L. Tettensor Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: A- What We’re Talking About: Gikany and Una have been on pins and needles, anxiously awaiting Master of Plagues.  Ms. Tettensor did not disappoint!  Though this mystery was a bit different from the first, we still enjoyed the mythology, the world, and the twists […]

Review: A Virtuous Death by Ch..

Posted October 31, 2014 by Una in Historical Fiction, mystery/suspense, Rating A, reviews
Review: A Virtuous Death by Christine Trent

A Virtuous Death Author: Christine Trent Reviewer: Una Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: A Virtuous Death is the third novel in the enchanting Lady of Ashes Mysteries.  Although this novel had a slightly different feel from the previous ones, I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery and the continuing insights into Violet. The novel unwinds slowly.  […]

DNF Review: Broken by Traci L...

Posted October 13, 2014 by Una in Historical Fiction, paranormal, Rating DNF, reviews
DNF Review: Broken by Traci L. Slatton

Broken Author: Traci Slatton Reviewer: Una Rating: DNF What I’m Talking About: Broken is the latest release by Traci Slatton. I was intrigued by the premise, but unfortunately I did not care for the book.  Between the contrast of flowery, romantic language and the atrocities of this time period, along with the overt sexual scenes […]

Review: Darkwalker by E.L. Tet..

Review: Darkwalker by E.L. Tettensor

Darkwalker Author: E. L. Tettensor  Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: A What We’re Talking About: Darkwalker is the debut novel in the Nicholas Lenoir series.  It seems the series will chronicle Nicholas Lenoir, a detective in a dark, historical fantasy world.  We were wary at first, but we found ourselves rooting for this anti-hero and really […]

Review: Lady of Ashes by Chris..

Posted March 28, 2013 by Una in 4 stars, Historical Fiction, Rating A, reviews
Review: Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent

Lady of Ashes Author: Christine Trent  Release Date: Feb. 26 2013 Publisher: Kensington Lady of Ashes #1 ISBN: #978-0758265913 Genre: Historical Mystery Format(s): Paperback (420 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:      In 1861 London, Violet Morgan is struggling to establish a good reputation for the undertaking business that her husband has […]

Review: Queen of the Summer St..

Posted June 2, 2011 by Jen in 3 stars, Historical Fiction, Rating B
Review: Queen of the Summer Stars

Queen of the Summer Stars Author: Persia Woolley Release Date: 1 June 2011 Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Guinevere Trilogy book # 2 ISBN: #978-1402246401 Genre: Historical Fiction Format(s): Paperback (512 pages), e-book We received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review. From the author’s website: In a country […]