Category Archives: Historical Fiction

The Magdalene Scrolls by Barbara Wood

The Magdalene Scrolls (1978) is an historical fiction novel I’ve been wanting to read for quite a while — partly because of the lure of ancient scrolls themselves and partly because of the idea of archaeology uncovering ancient things and what they … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin

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Hope Has Two Daughters by Monia Mazigh

Hope Has Two Daughters is an historical fiction story which takes place almost entirely in Tunis, Tunisia.  It is the story of two revolts at two different times in history, the first — the Bread Riots of 1984, the second … Continue reading

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Redeeming Grace, Ruth’s Story by Jill Eileen Smith

I received a free copy of this book from Revell Reads publishing in exchange for an honest review. Redeeming Grace tells the biblical story of Ruth the Moabite who married one of the sons of Naomi and Elimelech and became … Continue reading

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First Chapter First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Hope Has Two Daughters by Monia Mazigh

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Nelson: The Powder Keg by Jan Needle

The Powder Keg is the third book in a series about the lesser known exploits of Admiral Lord Nelson before he became famous.  Carefully researched by Jan Needle (James Albert Needle) who grew up in Portsmouth, England, an author with strong naval … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

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