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The Spanish Daughter – Lorena Hughes

Title: The Spanish Daughter Author: Lorena Hughes Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: María Purificación is the oldest of four children, and the only truly legitimate child in the early 1900’s.He left her in Spain when she was a child to run a cacao plantation in Ecuador. Her father recently died and María Purificación has been askedContinue reading “The Spanish Daughter – Lorena Hughes”

The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers

Titles: 1 – A Voice on the Wind, 2 – An Echo in the Darkness, 3 – As Sure as the Dawn Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Book 1 – Jerusalem is attacked and destroyed under order of Titus. Hadassah’s family has all died of starvation or by the Roman sword. She’s takenContinue reading “The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers”

Guest Post – The Tidewater Bride

Thank you Daphne of Free at 50 for this review Title: The Tidewater Bride Author: Laura Frantz Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance Plot: Selah Hopewell is young by today’s standards but surprisingly unwed in 17th century Jamestowne, a couple decades after the “starving time” when the colonists are building a thriving community. This book focuses onContinue reading “Guest Post – The Tidewater Bride”

With Every Breath – Elizabeth Camden

Title: With Every Breath Author: Elizabeth Camden Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Kate Norton is a brilliant and super competitive student. But in the late 1800’s, the only way she can truly go to college is on a scholarship. But she loses the chance during a academic contest with equally brilliant and competitive Trever McDonough. YearsContinue reading “With Every Breath – Elizabeth Camden”

The Colonel’s Lady – Laura Frantz

Title: The Colonel’s Lady Author: Laura Frantz Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Roxanna Rowan is on her way to surprise her father at a Kentucky fort during the Revolutionary War. But her boat is attacked and her possessions gone on her way there. On top of that, Roxanna learns that her father was killed on aContinue reading “The Colonel’s Lady – Laura Frantz”

The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas

Title: The Hacienda Author: Isabel Cañas Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction Plot: Beatriz has just gotten married to Rodolfo Solórzanos not long after being arrested by Mexico’s newly founded republic after their war for independence with Spain. She and Rodolfo move to his house, Hacienda San Isidro. Beatriz longs to make the house hers. But notContinue reading “The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas”

The Keeper of Night – Kylie Lee Baker

Title: The Keeper of Night Author: Kylie Lee Baker Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Plot: Ren is a Grim Reaper, but only half. Her mother was a Japanese Shinigami, her father was a Reaper. She lives in London with the Reapers. Her brother Neven is the only one who doesn’t torment her because she’s half Shinigami.Continue reading “The Keeper of Night – Kylie Lee Baker”

The Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner

Title: The Lost Apothecary Author: Sarah Penner Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Caroline finds an old apothecary bottle while searching through the mud of the Thames during a failed anniversary trip. That sends her on a search for the original owner of bottle. During this time her husband shows up out of the blue. He triesContinue reading “The Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner”

Found Things Series – Paula Brackston

Book 4 is available now. Titles: Book 1 – The Little Shop of Found Things, Book 2 – Secrets of the Chocolate House, Book 3 – The Garden of Promises and Lies Author: Paula Brackston Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Book 1 – Xanthe and her mother, Flora, have just moved to Marlborough to startContinue reading “Found Things Series – Paula Brackston”

Summer of Dreams – Elizabeth Camden

Is book is a short story connected with From This Moment Title: Summer of Dreams Author: Elizabeth Camden Genre: Historical Fiction, Short Story Plot: Evelyn White wants to prove to her general father that she’s capable of going to college to study engineering. She’s building a water pump for her greenhouse but doesn’t know howContinue reading “Summer of Dreams – Elizabeth Camden”