• Cover Image For The Engineer's Wife
    book review,  Books

    The Engineer’s Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood

    Today’s book recommendation is perfect for fans of historical fiction based on real-life history or characters. Tracey Enerson Wood’s The Engineer’s Wife was a wonderfully engaging, well-researched story of the wife of the engineer who designed and started the build the Brooklyn Bridge until he falls ill and she must take over the construction. NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are my own! Review of The Engineer’s Wife The Engineer’s Wife follows the trials the both Captain Washington ‘Wash’ Roebling and his wife, Emily Warren Roebling, face. Professionally, Wash suffers decompression sickness from his work on the bridge and as Emily steps…

  • Tour banner for Out of the Embers
    book review,  Books

    Book Review: Out of the Embers by Amanda Cabot

    I needed a riveting story to escape into and historical fiction author Amanda Cabot has just the book! Today I’m reviewing Out of the Embers, the first of a new series for author Cabot. It had a little bit of everything to offer, and I loved it! Read on to learn more about the book and enter the giveaway brought to you by Lone Star Book Blog Tours. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an advanced review copy of the book. All opinions are my own. OUT OF THE EMBERSMESQUITE SPRINGS, BOOK ONEbyAmanda Cabot Historical Fiction / Christian RomancePublisher: RevellDate of Publication: March 3, 2020Number of Pages: 336…

  • book review,  Books

    Book Blog Tour: A Texas Kind of Christmas by Jodi Thomas, Celia Bonaduce, and Rachael Miles

    I’m a sucker for anthologies, particularly historical fiction, and A Texas Kind of Christmas did not disappoint! Take a closer look at this trio of stories from authors Jodi Thomas, Celia Bonaduce, and Rachel Miles – and check out our giveaway at the end! I was provided a copy of the book for review purposes; all thoughts, opinions (and typos!) are my own. A TEXAS KIND OF CHRISTMAS   byJODI THOMAS,  Celia Bonaduce, & Rachael Miles Genre: Historical Fiction / Anthology / Holiday RomancePublisher: Kensington BooksPublication Date: October 29, 2019Number of Pages: 336 pages Scroll down for the giveaway for A Texas Kind of Christmas! It’s Christmas Eve, 1859, and everyone who’s…

  • book review,  Books

    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…

  • book review,  Books

    Book Review: Longing for a Cowboy Christmas

    Bonus tour stop! Longing For A Cowboy Christmas is a sweet & (sometimes) spicy collection of historical romance stories with a Western twist. Each of the stories is set around the Christmas holidays but will be a delight at any time of year! I’m happy to be joining up with Lone Star Lit to share this book, and we’ve got an amazing giveaway for three lucky readers, so go enter for a chance to win! Many thanks to the authors for providing a copy for review purposes! LONGING FOR A COWBOY CHRISTMAS with stories by ROSANNE BITTNER, LINDA BRODAY,  MARGARET BROWNLEY, AMY SANDAS, LEIGH GREENWOOD, ANNA SCHMIDT Genre: Romance Anthology…

  • dragonfly
    book review,  Books

    Dragonfly by Leila Meacham – Book Tour Review and Giveaway

    I have been WAITING to share Dragonfly with you. It’s a gorgeous, sweeping historical drama with you and I’m excited to join up with Lone Star Lit to share it, along with a giveaway for a chance to receive one of two signed copies. Read on to find out why I adore this book and enter our giveaway. Full disclosure, I was provided a copy of this gorgeous book by the author and as always, all opinions are my own, and this post may contain affiliate links. DRAGONFLY by LEILA MEACHAM Genre: Historical / WWII / EspionagePublisher: Grand Central Publishing Date of Publication: July 9, 2019Number of Pages: 576 Scroll down…

  • book review,  Books

    When the Men Were Gone – Book Excerpt & Review

    With thanks to Lone Star Lit, I’m joining in their book blog tour of When the Men Were Gone by Marjorie Herrera Lewis. I’ve got a lot for you today: an excerpt from this heartfelt and wonderful tale, my review, a book trailer, AND a giveaway for a chance to win your own copy! I give this quick but delightfully wonderful read 4 stars! Many thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book for review purposes. As always, all opinions and typos are my own! WHEN THE MEN WERE GONEbyMARJORIE HERRERA LEWIS Genre: Historical / Biographical / Sports FictionPublisher: William Morrow Date of Publication: October 2,…

  • radioactive
    book review,  Books

    Bonnie and Clyde: Radioactive Book Review & Giveaway

    It’s here! Radioactive is the third installment in the Bonnie and Clyde series by Clark Hays and Katherine McFall. You can catch my reviews of the first book Resurrection Road, here and Dam Nation, their second book, here. Thanks to the authors for providing me with an advance copy of the book for review purposes! RADIOACTIVEBonnie and Clyde #3byCLARK HAYS AND KATHLEEN McFALL Genre: Historical / Alternative History / Romance Publisher:  Pumpjack Press on FacebookDate of Publication: March 23, 2019Number of Pages: 332 Scroll down for the giveaway! Bonnie and Clyde: Defending the working class from a river of greed. It’s January 1945, the height of World War Two. As the bloody conflict drags…

  • book review,  Books

    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…

  • Found things
    book review,  Books

    Book Review: The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston

    The danger of writing at the library is that I rarely leave without grabbing a few books from the “New Books” section, no matter how many books are waiting at home. The Little Shop of Found Things was one such find and I’m so glad I picked it up. Read on to learn more about this book that blends historical fiction and fantasy. This post contains affiliate links. The Little Shop of Found Things is the start of a new series by author Paula Brackston. (However, it works well as a standalone if series and cliff hangers put you off.) It’s a lovely blend of historical fiction and fantasy/magical realism…