Category: Historical Fiction

Review: Surrender to the Highlander by Lynsay Sands

Posted January 16, 2018 by Minx
Review: Surrender to the Highlander by Lynsay Sands

I do so love the Highlander series by author Lynsay Sands! There is something about the Buchanan family that is quite enjoyable. All the brothers are powerful and have a code of honor that would any woman swoon with delight. Their sister, Saidh, is also quite the feisty little hellcat. In Surrender to the Highlander, Saidh was concerned for her friend Edith Drummond. Saidh had tried repeatedly to get in […]


Review: Earl of Sussex by Tammy Andresen

Posted January 11, 2018 by Minx
Review: Earl of Sussex by Tammy Andresen

This story starts with Luke Bentley, the Earl of Sussex, thinking that he is a lucky man. He is a known rake and rather proud of it. He is also a key carrying member of the Wicked Earl’s Club, a gentlemen’s club where naughty things take place and men can indulge in their vices with impunity, and he has no wish for things to be any different. Unfortunately, his parents […]


Review: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

Posted January 9, 2018 by Minx
Review: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

A Treacherous Curse is the third book in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery series and I am very happy that it won’t be the last! Especially with how this book ended! In this story both Veronica and Stoker have come to terms, for the most part, with their disappointment that their scheduled expedition was cancelled due to the Earl of Rosemorran having hurt himself when he tripped over his tortoise. Even […]


Review: The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett

Posted January 2, 2018 by Minx
Review: The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett

In The Rogue is Back in Town, Lord Samuel Travis is the typical second son of a nobleman who had no real responsibilities in life and saw to it to enjoy himself. Unfortunately, he had made a muck of things one too many times and now he was being cut off. Sam had blown his many chances to prove that he could be responsible and his elder brother was giving […]


Review: My Enemy, My Earl by Tammy Andresen

Posted January 2, 2018 by Minx
Review: My Enemy, My Earl by Tammy Andresen

My Enemy, My Earl is book one in the A Laird to Love series and it is a fun and fast-paced story filled with romance. Ewan McDougal, Earl of Dumfries, has been away fighting in a war for a country that he has no love for. The last thing he wants after returning home to his native Scotland is to deal with one more English person but when he happens […]


Review: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Posted December 2, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

I truly enjoyed the prequel to this book, The Bear and the Nightingale, but this book, The Girl in the Tower, just took my breath away! I actually enjoyed it so much more!! Despite my love for this story, I could have done without like the whole disguise yourself as another gender trope. I always know it is going to end badly so I just spend most of the time […]


Review: Christmastide With My Captain by Tammy Andresen

Posted December 1, 2017 by Minx
Review: Christmastide With My Captain by Tammy Andresen

Christmastide With My Captain is a novella starter for the A Laird to Love series. At the start of this story Lady Emilia McDougal was considering how happy she was for her female relatives that had all recently found love but she was also a little jealous. She was tired of being overlooked and wished for someone special for herself. The thought of having to spend Christmastide surrounded by people […]


Review: To the Duke, with Love by Amelia Grey

Posted November 27, 2017 by Minx
Review: To the Duke, with Love by Amelia Grey

To the Duke, with Love is the second book in The Rakes of St. James series. The premise of this series is that a group of rather rakish friends were reading a book called ‘A Proper Gentleman’s Guide to Wooing the Perfect Lady’ for a lark and they decided that there were going to do a prank. They wrote to twelve girls individually who were going to be having their […]


Review: Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh

Posted November 21, 2017 by Minx
Review: Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh

Obsidian and Stars is the second book in the Ivory and Bone series. I did enjoy the first book, Ivory and Bone, but this book was much more enjoyable to me. The way the story is written is beautiful and detailed. The pacing is of a slower nature but I was okay with that because this story followed around a prehistoric clan and it just felt natural to me. From the […]


Review: As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner

Posted November 20, 2017 by Minx
Review: As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner

As Bright As Heaven starts in 1918 just before the onset of the Spanish flu pandemic and is told in different time periods. Some being month to month then the narration will skip a few years and then move around some more. This story begins after the devastating loss of Henry, the Bright’s youngest child. His death had profoundly affected this family and although Pauline Bright had made it through […]


Excerpt & Review: Romancing the Scot by May McGoldrick

Posted November 14, 2017 by Minx
Excerpt & Review: Romancing the Scot by May McGoldrick

Romancing the Scot is the first book in The Pennington Family series and I feel this promises to be a wonderful series. This series is set in the early eighteen-hundreds in Baronsford Scotland but the Pennington family is actually English. At the start of this story we meet Grace Ware who was the daughter of a military commander who fought with the French against the English. Grace and her father […]


Review: The Devil of Dunakin Castle by Heather McCollum

Posted November 11, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Devil of Dunakin Castle by Heather McCollum

The Devil of Dunakin Castle is the fourth book in the Highland Isles series but can absolutely be read as a standalone. In this story Grace Ellington was a woman who longed to prove herself courageous and strong. She was unable to do so though because she had a reputation for being quite the opposite and no one who knew her was willing look past her reputation. When an opportunity […]


Review: Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano

Posted November 7, 2017 by Minx
Review: Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano

Out of the Ordinary is the second book in the Apart from the Crowd series and I absolutely loved that this book included the original cast of characters from book one. I love it when a cast of characters are developed and then they are carried through a series, it just adds to the overall story for me. This story though was focused on the relationship between Gertrude Cadwalader and Harrison […]


Review: Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

Posted November 4, 2017 by Minx
Review: Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

Behind the Scenes is a series starter for the Apart from the Crowd series. I was first turned onto Author Jen Turano’s work with the A Class of Their Own series and when I learned that she had a new series starting, I was very excited to start reading. Took me a bit of time to start reading Behind the Scenes but it is just adorable and I found it […]


Review: No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes

Posted October 25, 2017 by Minx
Review: No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes

No Other Duke Will Do is the third book in the Windham Brides series and it was a charming story that was hilarious, witty, and had an unusual romance. Julian St. David was not interested in having a wife, he couldn’t even afford one if he wanted too. He was left with a legacy of debt resulting from one too many book purchases made by his predecessors and has been […]


Review: To Marry a Texas Outlaw by Linda Broday

Posted October 25, 2017 by Minx
Review: To Marry a Texas Outlaw by Linda Broday

To Marry a Texas Outlaw is the third book in the Men of Legend series and is set in Texas during the year 1879. Outlaw Luke Weston had been running from the law for years and was finally one step closer to finding the varmint who framed him for a murder that he had never committed. That was over two years ago and Luke had been on a mission ever […]


Review: City of Lies by Victoria Thompson

Posted October 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: City of Lies by Victoria Thompson

City of Lies was the type of book that only got better as it went on. At the start, I was introduced to Elizabeth Mile’s character and grifter ways, which I found most interesting. When things went bad with a deal, she wound up taking part in a suffragist march in order to try and throw some thugs off of her trail. Only that did not go as she had […]


🎄🎄🎄 Review: Christmas in Kilts: A Highland Holiday Box Set 🎄🎄🎄

Posted October 21, 2017 by Minx
🎄🎄🎄 Review: Christmas in Kilts: A Highland Holiday Box Set 🎄🎄🎄

A HIGHLANDER’S HOPE by Terri Brisbin Iain MacKillop had been the commander of all the MacKillop fighting men for some time. He had always done what was asked of him and put others needs before his own, even entering into an arranged marriage. The marriage had worked out okay for him but his wife had recently died and Iain found himself getting a little lonely. Getting on in his years […]


🎄Review and Holiday Q&A: With This Christmas Ring by Manda Collins 🎄

Posted October 17, 2017 by Minx
🎄Review and Holiday Q&A: With This Christmas Ring by Manda Collins 🎄

With this Christmas Ring is a delightful story with a second chance romance. I do enjoy historical romances and this one was a good one. Merry Parks was a woman who was on “the shelf” so to speak and had accepted her place by her father’s side as his assistant. She once had a lifetime of promises, but she left that all behind one night as she fled her betrothed […]


Review: The Heart of the Alchemist by Penny Wells

Posted October 11, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Heart of the Alchemist by Penny Wells

For the last three years Katie had wallowed in her misery after her break-up with the man she thought she would spend forever with. Although she knew that she was in a downward spiral she just couldn’t seem to care enough to do anything about it. I think she had untreated depression, honestly. When her ex suddenly showed up at her place of business, it was the catalyst that she […]