December 28, 2021

Bloomsbury Girls

One of the most frustrating parts about reading historical fiction is trying to conceive the reality of just how much women had stacked up against them […]
December 12, 2021

The Maid

Oh, I loved this book! What a quirky, gentle soul is Molly the Maid. I loved her from the first page, with her obsessive need for […]
December 12, 2021


“Lucky” is a fun, endearing, and deeply satisfying ride. Switching seamlessly between three time periods in Lucky’s life, we see the girl she could have been, […]
November 15, 2021

Landing at Dieppe

Before I decided to explore the Pacific Theatre during World War 2 (which brought me to the Battle of Hong Kong), I considered writing about Dieppe. […]
November 15, 2021

Molly and her Grandmother

All her young life, Molly had adored her grandmother (or Seanmháthair – Irish Gaelic for grandmother) and the two shared a love for stories and storytelling. […]
September 13, 2021

The Second Mrs. Astor

Such a beautiful book. Meticulously researched and exquisitely detailed, “The Second Mrs. Astor” is wonderful historical fiction, but it is also a lush, consuming romance. ‘A […]
July 19, 2021

The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Historical Fiction author extraordinaire Kristin Harmel does it again with a compelling story of human nature, fortitude, and courage in the face of the most horrible […]
July 4, 2021

The Winter Garden

“Winter Garden” has been around for a few years now, and yet for some reason I’d never found the time to dive into it until this […]
June 16, 2021

The Lost Apothecary

Everyone’s talking about this book, but I’ve delayed reading it until I knew I’d have time to really settle in. What an incredible debut by Sarah […]