Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

Review: The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray

Author: Claudia GrayPublisher: VintageReleased: May 3rd, 2022Received: NetGalley For every Jane Austen fan in the world, there is the perfect retelling waiting for them to find. For those that share the same hated character, may I recommend The Murder of Mr. … Continue reading

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Review: Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe

Samantha Cohoe is back with another brilliant novel, Bright Ruined Things. This one blends historical fiction with fantasy in all the best ways, creating a tale that feels both familiar and new. Oh, did I mention that it’s set during a fictional 1920s? Continue reading

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Review: Lavender House by Lev A.C. Rosen

Okay, I’m going to state what is probably obvious – if you pitch a book to me as being a queer version of Knives Out, I will read it. And I’m probably going to cherish it will all of my heart. That was certainly the case for Lavender House, written by Lev A.C. Rosen. Continue reading

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Review: The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis

The Magnolia Palace was one of my three BOTM picks for January, and I am so glad I took a risked and nabbed it. I don’t read as much historical fiction as I should (sorry), and this choice was an effort to correct that. And boy, was The Magnolia Palace the right pick! Continue reading

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Review: The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

The Christie Affair was one of my choices for February’s BOTM. I’ll admit that I took a bit of a risk here since I’m actively trying to read more historical fiction novels these days (BOTM has been making that easier on me). While this novel is based on a real person (Agatha Christie), it is a work of fiction. Meaning that Nina de Gramont does not promise that this novel is true. Continue reading

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Review: I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

I’ll confess: I put off reading I Must Betray You for a couple of months. Why? Ruta Sepetys’ last novel absolutely wrecked me, so I had to prepare myself for this latest novel emotionally. We all know the writing will be spectacular and thus hit us right in the feels as always. Continue reading

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Review: Sisters of the Great War by Suzanne Feldman

Sisters of the Great War, written by Suzanne Feldman, was inspired by real women, which means so much to me and other readers. Set during World War I, it follows American sisters who volunteered during the war. Continue reading

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Review: The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman

It’s here! It’s finally here! Wait, am I ready for this? The Book of Magic, written by Alice Hoffman, is the final novel in the Practical Magic series. It’s time to see how the Owens witches remove the curse that has plagued their family for generations (no, the movie ending isn’t canon – though it is still delightful). Continue reading

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Review: The Widow Queen by Elzbieta Cherezinska

If you are a fan of epic historical fantasy, then The Widow Queen, written by Elżbieta Cherezińska, is a novel that will be worth your time. However, I do want to take a minute to thank Maya Zakrzewska-Pim for translating this novel. Without that, I never would have been able to read it! Continue reading

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Review: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

The Lost Apothecary is one of those novels that I have heard SO much about lately; it was impossible to resist the temptation to put down everything I was doing and just read. Continue reading

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