Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut – A Book Review

I’ve always loved classics, but I gravitate more toward 19th century British lit, and authors like Vonnegut often have been relegated to the “I know I should read it and I’ll get to it eventually” pile. We all have one … Continue reading

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The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – Book Review

I’ve seen a lot of buzz about this book, which is what led me to it as a choice. I’m certainly glad I picked it up, because there’s a lot to appreciate, especially for my reading tastes. As a reader, … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday – #bookishmemes #bookbeginnings

I’ve been slow to jump on the Bookish memes bandwagon having just revived my blog, but I find them to be so incredibly helpful as a way to connect with the blogging community. I love this community and the support … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – November 4, 2020

While I’ve done a horrible job this past week of accomplishing much reading, I do need to update my readers of my progress. Maybe that will inspire me to stop gluing myself to the stressful, all consuming election coverage and … Continue reading

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – Book Review

“You will honor them by staying alive, surviving this place and telling the world what happened here.” –Heather Morris There are certain periods in history that fill me with an absolute all encompassing blind rage. It should come as no … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – Oct 21, 2020

Here’s my second edition of this weekly series of posts from Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Check out her blog if you haven’t, as she shares some fabulous content. In this series, each blogger answers the 3 … Continue reading

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The Mountains Sing

Human lives were short and fragile. Time and illnesses consumed us, like flames burning away these pieces of wood. But it didn’t matter how long or short we lived. It mattered more how much light we were able to shed … Continue reading

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

One of the things I value most about being a part of a reading group is that I’m exposed to books that I otherwise may have never stumbled upon. This next selection is one of those, so a big thank … Continue reading

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The Woman at the Light

This fantastic historical novel predominantly takes place in 19th Century Key West.  As a piece of historical fiction, it is a celebration of the female lighthouse keepers of this era.  It revolves around the character of Emily Lowry, the wife … Continue reading

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