Tag: Historical Fiction

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 […]


Review: Old Scores by Will Thomas

Posted September 29, 2017 by Minx
Review: Old Scores by Will Thomas

I really enjoyed that this book was titled Old Scores as it was indeed a book about settling old scores. Cyrus Barker was an enigma of a man and in this installment readers will learn more about Cyrus’s history and how his past and present collide in a drastic way. In addition, there is also a nice mystery, character growth, a little bit of romance, and a surprise ending to keep […]


Blitz Interview: Running With Wolves by Summer Lane

Posted September 23, 2017 by Minx
Blitz Interview: Running With Wolves by Summer Lane

Running with Wolves by Summer Lane Publication Date: September 22, 2017 Genres: Adventure, Historical, Romance, Young Adult Alaska, 1898 “They always come back,” she whispers. “Always.” ​ He spilled their blood. Now, she’s out for revenge. ​ Jenna Renee is a woman wronged. When her adoptive parents are brutally murdered by an outlaw named Conroy Parker and his gang of thugs, they take everything from her: her family, her happiness, and […]


Review: Where Dreams Merge by Maureen Driscoll

Posted September 12, 2017 by Minx
Review: Where Dreams Merge by Maureen Driscoll

Where Dreams Merge is the second book in the Jasmine Cottage series. In this series, the Moore sisters had always lived out in the country but when their mother and father left for the Orient the sisters rented a small cottage to live in. This cottage, which they nicknamed the Jasmine cottage, was rented from their childhood friend Lord Audsley. The sisters soon faced reduced circumstances as their grandfather died […]


Review: Odd & True by Cat Winters

Posted August 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: Odd & True by Cat Winters

Odd and True is brilliantly written! I was kept on the edge of my seat always wondering what was going to happen next, if the monsters were real or not. This story gave me the whole “what is hiding around the next corner” feeling. It was tantalizing to my spidey senses. When I chose to read this book, it was because I really wanted a fast and furious monster hunt […]


The Duke’s Defiant Bride by Michelle McMaster, Excerpt & Giveway

Posted August 18, 2017 by Minx
The Duke’s Defiant Bride by Michelle McMaster, Excerpt & Giveway

HAPPY RELEASE DAY THE DUKE’S DEFIANT BRIDE Michelle McMaster The Duke of Hawksmoor reunites with a beautiful spy from his past…but can he trust the defiant Lady Blade? Series: Brides of Mayfair Book 4 Genre:†Historical Romance, Regency Romance Publication Date: August 18, 2017 Add to Goodreads Carver Adams, the powerful Duke of Hawksmoor and brave war hero, makes a shocking discovery at a glittering Mayfair ball. The one woman he […]


The Wolf Of Kisimul Castle by Heather McCollum, Excerpt & Giveaway

Posted August 14, 2017 by Minx
The Wolf Of Kisimul Castle by Heather McCollum, Excerpt & Giveaway

The Wolf of Kisimul Castle by Heather McCollum Published By: Entangled Publishing Publication Date: August 14, 2017 Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance Mairi Maclean is kidnapped on her wedding day by the enemy of her dead husband. Taken north to the water-surrounded Kisimul Castle, she is held captive in the name of retribution. But The Wolf of Kisimul Castle soon learns Mairi is not a docile pawn in this game of […]


The Thirteenth Gate by Kat Ross with Giveaway

Posted August 5, 2017 by Minx
The Thirteenth Gate by Kat Ross with Giveaway

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: There are two story lines that are happening simultaneously in The Thirteenth Gate but there is also a point where they intersect. The investigation of partners Lady Vivienne Cumberland and Alec Lawrence take place in London. They are after a man that Lady Vivienne suspected as being Jack the Ripper but lacked enough proof to bring him […]


Taming a Rogue Earl by Tammy Andresen

Posted July 28, 2017 by Minx
Taming a Rogue Earl by Tammy Andresen

Lucius Loudon made quite the impression in the previous installment of the Taming the Heart series. A negative impression that is. He was a drunk and acted like a petulant child. Not a very likable character indeed. At the end of that story he had given up his drinking ways and was aboard a boat heading for America where Barrett was giving him a chance to prove that he truly […]