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Historical Fiction


I decided to do a series called Author Spotlight, to highlight, well, obviously, my favourite authors—new and old—and to share my excitement for their work with you. First up today is Australian-born author, Karen Brooks. I highly suggest you read her About Page by way of introduction to her, and her writing. Brooks’ first forays …

Today’s Tuesday and normally I’d be doing the Tuesday Top 5 but as the topic—books I really want to re-read—isn’t relevant, as there are no books I’m that desperate to reread. I’m going to wax lyrically about historical novels I’ve read and loved. You know, just to be different. I know some of you don’t …

DETAILS Title: SALT TO THE SEA Author: Ruta Sepetys Publisher: Philomel Books ISBN: 9780399160301 Genre: Historical YA | WWII BACK COVER BLURB World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and …

DETAILS Title: THE PHANTOM TREE Author: Nicola Cornick Publisher: Graydon House ISBN: 9781525805998 Genre: Historical | Time Travel BACK COVER BLURB “My name is Mary Seymour and I am the daughter of one queen and the niece of another.” Browsing antiques shops in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait—supposedly of Anne Boleyn. …

After reading the wonderful review of SALT TO THE SEA by Sophie, yesterday—who gave this one a whopping 6 STARS. I decided to go put this one on my to buy list, and, while at Chapters Indigo, saw that they were offering the hardback for just $6. I mean, come on. SIX BUCKS? So, of …

DETAILS Title: THE INCENDIUM PLOT Author: A.D. Swanston Publisher: Corgi ISBN: 9780552172387 Genre: Historical Fiction BACK COVER BLURB Summer, 1572 and England is vulnerable. Fear of plague and insurrection taint the air, and heresy, fanaticism and religious unrest seethe beneath the surface of society. Rumour and mistrust lead to imprisonment, torture and sometimes murder. To …

To cheer me up this weekend, and seeing how I was feeling a tad better, my Other Half took me out to the mall. To yes, you guessed, our local bookshop. Where I happily indulged in reading the first chapters of several books before deciding on buying three. Oh, and because of their loyalty programme …

DETAILS Title: THE RECKONING Author: James McGee Publisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780007320103 Genre: Historical Mystery BACK COVER BLURB London, 1813: Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood is summoned to a burial ground and finds the corpse of a young woman, murdered and cast into an open grave. At first the death is deemed to be of little …

DETAILS Title: THE LOCKSMITH’S DAUGHTER Author: Karen Brooks Publisher: William Morrow ISBN: 9780062686572 Genre: Historical Fiction BACK COVER BLURB Mallory Bright is the only daughter of London’s master locksmith. For her there is no lock too elaborate, no secret too well kept. Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster and protector of Queen Elizabeth—the last of the Tudor …

DETAILS Title: MISTRESS OF MY FATE Author: Hallie Rubenhold Publisher: Grand Central Publishing ISBN: 978-1455511808 Genre: Historical BACKCOVER BLURB Set during a period of revolution and turmoil, Mistress of My Fate is the first book in a trilogy about Henrietta Lightfoot, a young woman who was abandoned as a baby and raised alongside her cousins, noble children …