Category Archives: historical fiction

Book Review: Going Over by Beth Kephart

Title: Going Over Author: Beth Kephart Genre: YA historical fiction Publisher: Chronicle Books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher Number of pages: 264 First line: We live with ghosts. Goodreads blurb: In the early 1980s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

Title: Under the Wide and Starry Sky Author: Nancy Horan Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Ballantine Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher for a tour with TLC Book Tours Number of pages: 496 First line: … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult; A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic; and Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Title: The Storyteller Author: Jodi Picoult Genre: Contemporary and historical fiction Publisher: Recorded books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, Suzanne Toren, and Fred Berman Audiobook … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith (plus, a giveaway)

Title: A Star for Mrs. Blake Author: April Smith Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher for tour with TLC Book Tours Number of pages: 352 pages First line: … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Different Sun by Elaine Neil Orr

Title: A Different Sun Author: Elaine Neill Orr Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Berkley Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher for a book tour with TLC Book Tours Number of pages: 379 pages First … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Colours of Corruption by Jacqueline Jacques

Title: The Colours of Corruption Author: Jacqueline Jacques Genre: Historical fiction, thriller Publisher: Honno Press Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 312 First line: Archie touched his tongue to his lips. … Continue reading

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The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Title: The Remains of the Day Author: Kazuo Ishiguro Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library Number of pages: 245 First line: It seems increasingly likely that … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards; The Diviners by Libba Bray; and The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

Title: The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories Author: Kim Edwards Genre: Short stories Publisher: Penguin Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library Number of pages: First line: My father was a man … Continue reading

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