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    Secrets of the Chocolate House – a book review

    If you like historical fiction and time-slip books, Paula Brackston’s Secrets of the Chocolate House is right up your alley! Many thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an advanced digital copy of the book. This review contains affiliate links, which if you click may generate a commission for me. I had recently discovered The Little Shop of Found Things (the first book in the series) in the “New books” section of my library when Secrets of the Chocolate House, the second installment in the series, became available to read on NetGalley. I was thrilled to read this so soon after! To that end, while not…

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    Two Great Historical Fiction Novels for Dual-Timeline Fans

    I’ve been on a historical fiction kick and I have been seeing out those that have a dual-timeline. Set in different eras of war, The Light Over London and Bellewether are two such books that NetGalley kindly provided me for review AND that I couldn’t put down. Please note, this post contains affiliate links. The Light Over London by Julia Kelly ticked all the boxes for me: World War II fiction, romance, compelling characters – AND I learned something new with the Gunner Girl storyline. There are many parallels between the two women. They share a similarity in that they take on challenges to overcome or escape something. Cara is…

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    Book Review: Christmas on the Coast

    You’re probably thinking: “Hey, it’s January and Christmas is over. So what’s up with Christmas on the Coast?” Admittedly, I received this book when I was looking for Christmas stories to review and it slipped through the cracks. But honestly? I’m glad it did, because this book isn’t as much a Christmas story – it’s part of the setting, sure – as much as it is a wonderful work of historical fiction. This is a book to be read any time of year. Curious? Read on!     Confession time: with the chaos of Christmas, I got behind on some of my reading and this book sadly was put by…