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Stalking Jack the Ripper Series – Kerri Maniscalco

Titles: 1 – Stalking Jack the Ripper, 2 – Hunting Prince Dracula, 3 – Escaping from Houdini Author: Kerri Maniscalco Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Mystery Plot: 1 – Audrey Rose Wadsworth is an apprentice under her uncle in 1888 in London, England. She is studying forensic science through opening up cadavers. Her apprenticeship isContinue reading “Stalking Jack the Ripper Series – Kerri Maniscalco”

The Witch’s Daughter – Paula Brackston

Title: The Witch’s Daugher Author: Paula Brackston Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Plot: Elizabeth Hawkins is a young girl when a sickness has come over her town in the early 1600’s. Her mother is desperate to save herself and her daughter. She makes a deal with a mysterious man who lives in the forest. A manContinue reading “The Witch’s Daughter – Paula Brackston”

The Last Sin Eater – Francine Rivers

Title: The Last Sin Eater Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Cadi Forbes in a young girl living in a small Appalachian Mountain town during the 1850’s. The families all come from Wales and have brought Christian traditions, and a few Welsh, with them. One is that of a mysterious man, called a SinContinue reading “The Last Sin Eater – Francine Rivers”

The Winter Witch – Paula Brackston

Title: The Winter Witch Author: Paula Brackston Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Morgana is a pretty, young woman. She could catch the eye of any young suitor. Except that the people in her village think she’s odd because of her magical skills. Morgana also hasn’t spoken since she was a child. Her mother finds her aContinue reading “The Winter Witch – Paula Brackston”

The Shadowy Horses – Susana Kearsley

Title: The Shadowy Horses Author: Susana Kearsley Genre: Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction Plot: Verity Grey is an archeologist searching for the lost Roman legion, the 9th. The 9th vanished after being sent to fight against the northern tribes of present day England and Scotland. She and some other researchers found some evidence of Roman lifeContinue reading “The Shadowy Horses – Susana Kearsley”

Beyond All Dreams – Elizabeth Camden

Title: Beyond All Dreams Author: Elizabeth Camden Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Anna O’Brian is a librarian with the Library of Congress who specializes in maps. One day, she learns of a ship that’s disappeared at sea. Her curiosity gets the better of her and she searches for answers. In Anna’s search for answers, she meetsContinue reading “Beyond All Dreams – Elizabeth Camden”

Immanuel’s Veins – Ted Dekker

Title: Immanuel’s Veins Author: Ted Dekker Genre: Fantasy, Thriller Plot: Toma Nicolescu is a highly regarded soldier in the Russian Army. He is tasked with protecting two sisters, Lucine and Natasha Cantemir, and escort them back to Russia. They are staying with Vlad van Valerik. Both Toma and Vlad are taken by Lucine’s beauty. BothContinue reading “Immanuel’s Veins – Ted Dekker”

The Siege – Arturo Pérez-Reverte

English Title: The Siege Original Spanish Title: El Asiedo Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Translated from Spanish by: Frank Wynne Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction Plot: The city of Seville is under siege by Napoleon’s army in 1811. The French navy is blockading the city. The ships send cannons on an almost daily basis to remind the citizensContinue reading “The Siege – Arturo Pérez-Reverte”

Pride and Prometheus- John Kessel

Title: Pride and Primetheus Author: John Kessel Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction Plot: Mary and Kitty Bennett are approaching spinsterhood. Their other three sisters (Lizzy, Jane, and Lydia) have been married off (Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingly, and Mr. Whickam respectively). Mary has applied herself to natural philosophy (what we call science and biology) whileContinue reading “Pride and Prometheus- John Kessel”

The Book of Speculation – Erika Swyler

Title: The Book of Speculation Author: Erika Swyler Genre: Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction Plot: Simon Watson was a research librarian in a small town who just lost his job. Now he has no way to save his house that’s slowly crumbling into the ocean he lives above, and that was his childhood home. A bookContinue reading “The Book of Speculation – Erika Swyler”