Historical Fiction


Book Review The Women in the Castle {living outside the stacks} 8 comments
This book was provided to me free of charge by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. My review is part of the TLC Book Tour. Title: The Women in the Castle Author: Jessica Shattuck Genre: Fiction Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Release Date: 28 March 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 353 ABOUT THE BOOK {from the inside […]

Book Review: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck


Book Review The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead {living outside the stacks} 6 comments
THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS, IF YOU PURCHASE SOMETHING USING THE LINK I WILL RECEIVE A COMMISSION. THAT COMMISSION GOES TOWARDS MAINTAINING MY BLOG. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Title: The Underground Railroad Author: Colson Whitehead Genre: Fiction Publisher: Doubleday Release Date: 2016 Format: Hardcover Pages: 306 ABOUT THE BOOK {from the flap} Cora is […]

Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


Sweetsmoke by David Fuller
Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in exchange for a review because I am a LibraryThing Early Reviewer. This consideration did not influence my review. Sweetsmoke is the story of Cassius Howard, a secretly literate slave, and his desire to find justice for his murdered friend, Emoline Justice. Emoline […]

Book Review: Sweetsmoke by David Fuller




Book Review War Brides by Helen Bryan {Living Outside the Stacks}
BOOK DESCRIPTION {FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK} With war threatening to spread from Europe to England, the sleepy village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal: Evacuees from London are billeted in local homes. Nightly air raids become grimly mundane. The tightening vice of rationing curtails […]

Book Review: War Brides by Helen Bryan


Before Versaille: A Novel of Louis XIV by Karleen Koen 5 comments
BOOK DESCRIPTION (FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK) Louis XIV is one of the best~known monarchs ever to grace the French throne.  But what was he like as a young man ~ the man before Versailles? After the death of his prime minister, Cardinal Mazarin, twenty-two-year-old Louis steps into governing […]

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Sweetsmoke is the story of Cassius Howard, a secretly literate slave, and his desire to find justice for his murdered friend, Emoline Justice. Emoline was a free black woman who served as surrogate mother and mentor to Cassius while he was recovering from a severe beating. Using his cunning and […]

Book Review: Sweetsmoke by David Fuller