Category: Historical Fiction

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Bookworms, Bookworms, let down your hair! I’m eeeeeeeevil and have locked you in a tower and forced you to grow your hair to unimaginable lengths that don’t occur in nature and now I want to use it as a rope, damnit! Heck yes, y’all, I just finished reading Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth, a re-telling of Rapunzel. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for review… Read more »

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Well Hello my Lovely Bookworms, I’ve been spending a good amount of time multi-tasking lately and utilizing the glory of the audio book. Last year Life After Life by Kate Atkinson was ALL the rage, and I, as per usual, missed out on it. I decided to play catch up when I saw this was available through my library’s digital audio offerings, and it was a wise decision. Who out there… Read more »

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Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Hello Bookworms, Today I’m combining two of my favorite things, historical fiction and audio books! Are you tired of me raving about audio books yet? TOO BAD! I am loooving them! I am always thrilled by the fact that my library’s audio book selection isn’t as picked over as the regular digital books and I was able to snag Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks with ZERO wait. I know, right?… Read more »

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The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin

The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin

Tally Ho, Bookworms! I’m not really sure if “tally ho” is actually something associated with fox hunting, but in my mind it is, and is therefore completely appropriate to start off today’s discussion of Daisy Goodwin’s new novel, The Fortune Hunter. (Actually, I just googled it, and I am indeed a genius with an ear for British lingo. Obviously.) *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for… Read more »

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Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes: A TLC Book Tour & GIVEAWAY

Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes: A TLC Book Tour & GIVEAWAY

Good Morrow Bookworms, Today we’re heading back to a time before indoor plumbing, personal hygiene, and standardized spelling. The Mydle Ayges! (That’s probably how Chaucer would have spelled it. Dude was fond of random “y”s.) *I received a complimentary copy of Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes for review consideration from TLC Book Tours. May I be struck down with bubonic plague if the following review contains anything but my honest opinion.*… Read more »

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Longbourn by Jo Baker

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Hello Bookworms! I am SO EXCITED today! I’m going to my very first author event tonight to meet Jo Baker at my local library. I’d had Longbourn on my shelves for a while when I saw the announcement for her visit and bumped it up my reading list. I have to send a big thanks out to Kelly from Read Lately for sending me her ARC of Longbourn just because I… Read more »

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Written in my Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Written in my Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Salutations Bookworms, If you’ve been hanging around here for any length of time, it would be impossible to miss the fact that I’m a little bit obsessed with Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Series. Funnily enough, this is the first time I’ve “reviewed” one of the major books in the series because since becoming hooked on the novels, I’ve read every new major installment the minute it was released. An Echo in… Read more »

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Let’s Get Lewd: Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

Let’s Get Lewd: Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

Greetings Bookworms! You’re in for a treat today, because we’re talking about Emma Donoghue. Again. She’s awesome, what can I say? After reading and loving Frog Music a while back (review) I decided I needed MORE of Emma Donoghue’s historical fiction, and if prostitutes were involved, all the better. Luckily, Emma Donoghue’s back list offered me Slammerkin, and oh my stars, I’m glad of it! Slammerkin tells the sordid tale of Mary Saunders…. Read more »

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Hannibal: Enemy of Rome by Ben Kane

Hannibal: Enemy of Rome by Ben Kane

BOOKWORMS! THIS. IS. SPARTA CARTHAGE! Why yes, I have seen 300. And Gladiator. And you know? Despite the gore, I rather enjoyed both films. Thanks to these movies, when I was offered a copy of Hannibal: Enemy of Rome by Ben Kane, I thought I’d give it a shot. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Hannibal: Enemy of Rome is set… Read more »

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