Category Archives: Historical Fiction

The Birth House by Ami McKay

Kudos to the Britannia Book Club (one of the perks connected with my recent move) for choosing such an excellent read for March.  The Birth House is Ami McKay‘s debut novel and it captures the early 1900’s rural Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf, Mar. 16/18

Since I last wrote anything on this blog, I’ve searched, found, bought, and moved into a marvellous new condo overlooking the Ottawa River.  And although I haven’t found the time to write, I’ve certainly been reading.  Here’s a sample from … Continue reading

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

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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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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