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The Fourth Flag – Jamie Barton

Title: The Fourth Flag Author: Jamie Barton Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Elsa Schmidt is a pretty girl living in Germany during WW2. The only problem is that she’s Jewish. Her father smuggles her and family out of Germany via currier. They go separately and reunite in Switzerland. To lessen her suspicion while travel, her motherContinue reading “The Fourth Flag – Jamie Barton”

The Golem and the Jinni – Helene Wecker

The sequel, The Hidden Palace, is available now. Title: The Golem and the Jinni Author: Helene Wecker Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: A golem, a clay creature, named Chava is created by a rabbi as a companion for a man traveling to New York City. The man dies on the journey and Chava is leftContinue reading “The Golem and the Jinni – Helene Wecker”

All Souls Trilogy – Deborah Harkness

A side story to this trilogy is here: Time’s Convert Title: All Souls Trilogy Author: Deborah Harkness Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction Plot: A Discovery of Witches (Book 1) – Diana Bishop is a witch, in a long line of witches, who doesn’t want to be a witch. She is a historian at Oxford and while doingContinue reading “All Souls Trilogy – Deborah Harkness”

The Hatmaker’s Heart – Carla Stewart

Title: The Hatmaker’s Heart Author: Carla Stewart Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Purnella, or Nell as people call her, Marchwoth is an apprentice hat maker in 1922 New York. Originally from England, she works long hours to make ends meet. She’s trying to make a name for herself working for Oscar Field at his milliner’s shop.Continue reading “The Hatmaker’s Heart – Carla Stewart”

The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter – John Pipkin

Title: The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter Author: John Pipkin Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: The book follows a couple characters, Caroline Ainsworth, Arther Ainsworth, William Hershel, Caroline Hershel, Finnagen (Finn) O’Siodha, and James Sammuels during the mid-1700’s and follows them through the early-1800’s in England and Ireland. All are connected through astronomy. Arther Ainsworth is Caroline Ainsworth’sContinue reading “The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter – John Pipkin”

From This Moment – Elizabeth Camden

Summer of Dreams is a short story in relation with this book. Title: From This Moment Author: Elizabeth Camden Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: The story takes place in Boston Massachusetts while the city is building their subway system. Stella White is an amazing artist and illustrator. She has recently returned to Boston to find outContinue reading “From This Moment – Elizabeth Camden”

Shades of Milk and Honey Series – Mary Robinette Kowal

Books: 1: Shades of Milk and Honey, 2: Glamour in Glass, 3: Without a Summer, 4: Valour and Vanity, 5: Of Noble Family Author: Mary Robinette Kowal Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: 1 – Based off Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice, but with magic, it centers around two sisters, Jane and Melody. Magic, called glamour,Continue reading “Shades of Milk and Honey Series – Mary Robinette Kowal”