Category: Historical Fiction

The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini: A TLC Book Tour

The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini: A TLC Book Tour

Greetings Bookworms! I don’t know what is is about the American Civil War, but I cannot get enough historical fiction based on the time period. From Gone with the Wind to North and South, I am compelled to read about this fascinating era. When the lovely crew at TLC Book Tours sent me a synopsis of  The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini, I couldn’t resist. *I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for… Read more »

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I Am Livia (A TLC Book Tour and GIVEAWAY!)

I Am Livia (A TLC Book Tour and GIVEAWAY!)

Friends, Romans, Bookworms, lend me your ears! If you’re been around this little corner of the internet a while, you’ll know that I”m a huge fan of historical fiction. Unfortunately, sometimes I find myself in a bit of a rut as far as the historical periods I travel to… The Tudors and I are perhaps a bit too well-acquainted. I was recently contacted by TLC Book Tours with a request… Read more »

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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Halló Bookworms, Today we’re going to Iceland. Yes, the land of Björk and that volcano that destroyed air travel for a time in 2010 (Eyjafjallajökull, say that three times fast!) Every blogger in all the land, it seems, read and adored Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, and I could no longer in good conscience go about having not read it. Call it peer pressure. In any case, I just finished reading Burial… Read more »

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The Fellowship of the Worms: The House Girl

The Fellowship of the Worms: The House Girl

Welcome, Bookworms! It’s that time again. The Fellowship of the Worms is now in session! This month’s selection was The House Girl by Tara Conklin. WARNING: We will be discussing the WHOLE book. This will no doubt include SPOILERS. If you did not read the book and would like to participate, pick up a copy of The House Girl and give it a read. This post will be here waiting for you when you finish. Now that the particulars… Read more »

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I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

Bonjour Bookworms, Let’s talk about art. I’m not going to pretend that I understand much art, but I do have a soft spot for the French Impressionists. I got a calendar at the dollar store when I was like 10 and I was all “oooooh pretty!” I’ve been a sucker for Impressionism ever since. I have two Monet poster prints hanging in my office at work. What can I say?… Read more »

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The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio

The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio

Hidey Ho Bookworms! I’ve been feeling more blah than usual this winter. Perhaps the double dose of polar vortex is taking its toll, but I’ve got cabin fever something fierce. I’ve been finding refuge in my comfort fiction- short-ish novels with pretty covers and garden motifs. A while back, one of my favorite people in the UNIVERSE, Jennifer AKA The Relentless Reader, offered up some spare copies of Sarah Jio’s… Read more »

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Jazz Age January: The Other Typist

Jazz Age January: The Other Typist

You know what’s the bee’s knees, Bookworms? The Roaring 20s! I had such a great time reading The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty (my review) that I thought I’d participate in Jazz Age January (put on by the very cat’s pajamas, Leah at Books Speak Volumes) again and tackle The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. What can I say? When the giggle juice is flowing freely in the speakeasy, I get a little… Read more »

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Jazz Age January: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Jazz Age January: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Get a Wiggle on, Bookworms, It’s time for Jazz Age January! Leah at Books Speak Volumes is hosting this swell event. Today we’re going to celebrate this sockdollager with some great reading about the 1920s! My first pick for this event is The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty, and was it EVER the bee’s knees! The bulk of the book is set during the summer of 1922. Cora Carlisle is a 36… Read more »

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