recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Historical

Review: The House Children

Review: The House Children

The House Children by Heidi Daniele   Mary Margaret Joyce belongs to no one. And no one belongs to her. The night she was rescued from a shuttered barn by the friendly face of a young woman she vaguely knew, Mary was sure she’d finally […]

Review: When We Left Cuba

Review: When We Left Cuba

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton   “Tonight, I looked at myself in the mirror, and it occurred to me that perhaps adulthood has come not with a white gown and a view thrust upon me against my wishes, but rather in this moment, […]

Double Review: Seasons of Littleton

Double Review: Seasons of Littleton

Christmas at Edgewood Park & Christmas at Cartwright Manor a pair of novellas, by Shaela Kay   Happy New Year, my loyal readers and bookish enthusiasts! I hope you’ve all had wonderful and memorable holidays with the loved ones you have chosen to spend your […]

Review: Dreams of Falling

Review: Dreams of Falling

Dreams of Falling by Karen White   Nestled comfortably into the perfectly manicured grounds of the prestigious Carrowmore Estate is a legend of epic proportions. The country estate is home to a tree; a vessel especially made for wishing. The sacred oak is known for […]

Review: The Room on Rue Amélie

Review: The Room on Rue Amélie

The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel   An American in Paris. A Jewish girl coming of age. A brave English RAF pilot. In the beginnings of a war that promises horror brought to one’s doorstep, these three will have their lives intertwined with […]

Review: Gods of Howl Mountain

Review: Gods of Howl Mountain

Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown   Rory Docherty cares for only a few things. His Granny. His Ford. Making money as whiskey runner. And perhaps, that dancing girl who makes hats. Life after war has proven a tad unpredictable, but he’s been able […]

Recommendation: The Other Boleyn Girl

Recommendation: The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory   Who doesn’t love a retelling? While this one isn’t a fairy tale, as is all the current biblio-rage, it is a clever and gripping twist on a popular historic subject. The Tudor family and their shenanigans have […]

Review: Next Year in Havana

Review: Next Year in Havana

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton ” ‘To be in exile is to have the things you love most in the world – the air you breathe, the earth you walk upon – taken from you. They exist on the other side of a […]

Recommendation: 11-22-63

Recommendation: 11-22-63

11-22-63 by Stephen King   There was a time a couple of years ago when I felt like I never slept. (who am I kidding – I still barely sleep!) Having a newborn who nursed around-the-clock (or close enough to it) meant that Ebooks and […]

Review: Carnegie’s Maid

Review: Carnegie’s Maid

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict    Arriving on the pungent and crowded dock after a tumultuous voyage across the sea, Clara Kelley was happy to finally see the land she’d dreamed so much of. An immigrant from Ireland to America, she came to this new […]