Historical Fiction

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Book Review Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams {living outside the stacks}

Book Review: Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams

Author: Beatriz William Genre: Fiction Publisher: HarperLuxe Release Date: 27 June 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 376 ABOUT THE BOOK {from the inside flap of the book} France, 1917. Virginia Fortescue journeys overseas with the Red Cross in order to escape the claustrophobia of a childhood spent hiding her father’s criminal past. While driving an […]

Book Review The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead {living outside the stacks}

Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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 […]

Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

Book Review: 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 War Brides by Helen Bryan {Living Outside the Stacks}

Book Review: War Brides by Helen Bryan

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: Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

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 […]