Category Archives: Historical Fiction

First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

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On My Bookshelf: July 28/17

I had a birthday last week and got a gift card from my sister for Chapters ( a Canadian bookstore for real and online) and so have managed to pick up a few more books (which I swore I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Palace of Darkness by Tracy L. Higley — a novel of Petra

Petra is an ancient city carved out of stone, hidden from the world for hundreds of years.  In 106 A.D., it was about to be annexed to the mighty Roman Empire.  It was a time of persecution of Christians throughout … Continue reading

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Cozy Read Wednesday: To Win Her Favor (A Belle Meade Plantation novel by Tamera Alexander

Today’s cozy read is the first I’ve read by romance author Tamera Alexander and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Set in Tennessee shortly after the Civil War, To Win Her Favor takes full advantage of the horse breeding … Continue reading

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Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal

This mystery adventure historical fiction story set in WWII is part of a series by Susan Elia MacNeal that neatly melds history into imagined events that could have been.  They involve real people — George VI, the Duke of Windsor, … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Tuesday Teaser: The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees

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The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin

Paulette Mahurin is one of my favourite authors.  Her books are always well-researched and well-written.  The Seven Year Dress is no exception.  Helen Stein was just a teenager when Hitler came to power in Berlin.  Her family was Jewish.  Her … Continue reading

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