Tag Archives: historical fiction

Book Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia (4/5)

“There is nothing like the pleasure of a good book that pulls you in by the lapels and doesn’t let go until The End. God gives us only one life. But with good books, we can live a hundred, even a thousand lives in the time we are allotted on this earth.” Fall is the…

A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

“Control is an illusion. No one has it. I don’t even have it. You can’t wish for control; you can only learn to play your part in a world where nothing is truly certain. And you do have a part to play.” After a long wait, I recently received my reserved copy of A Bridge…

The Wardrobe Mistress by Meghan Masterson

The French Revolution is a well known part of history: the decadence of the French royal court, the downtrodden lower class, and a revolutionary movement that would change the entire government of France. However, it is very rare to find an impartial commentary on the French Revolution, historians tend to side with the side of…

The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier

A couple weeks back I experienced the writing of Daphne du Maurier for the first time. Taking a chance, I dove blindly into her novel Rebecca, and was confronted with a book that I could not put down. Manderley has haunted my thoughts since: the mysteriousness of the setting and the characters who dwell within.…

My Weekend’s Booked #8: The Cardinal’s Man by M.G. Sinclair

Does anyone else here just love Game of Thrones? Books, TV series, for me it doesn’t matter. And of all the characters that make up the series (over 150 major characters) Tyrion Lanister is one of my hands down favorites. The dwarf underdog is a fiery man with a wicked sharp wit and a dark…

My Weekend’s Booked #7: The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase

“You have to force yourself to do the things you’re most scared of. You have to face your darkest fears, don’t you? … Only then you can you survive yourself.” The Wildling Sisters is a dual-timeline book set in 1959 and present day. This is former journalist Eve Chase’s second book after Black Rabbit Hall …

My Weekend’s Booked #4: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

“The most important qualities a human can possess are an iron will and a persevering spirit.” I have always loved books based on paintings: Tracy Chevalier’s Girl With A Pearl Earring, Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, and Alexandra Connor’s The Hogarth Conspiracy. A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline was no exception. After hearing…

The Last Days of Night: A Book Review

I was originally introduced to The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore last year by the (now defunct) podcast Books on the Night Stand. The book takes place just before the turn of the twentieth century during the time of the Current War between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, and was a beautiful blend of historical fiction…