Tag: Historical Fiction

Review: How to Ensnare a Highlander by Michelle McLean

Posted February 12, 2018 by Minx
Review: How to Ensnare a Highlander by Michelle McLean

How to Ensnare a Highlander is the second book in the MacGregor Lairds series but it can definitely be read as a standalone. I really liked Lady Elizabet Harding’s character. Her family life was not something that I would wish on anyone. Her father was the kind of man that had his eyes set on amassing more wealth and prestige and he didn’t care who’s toes he had to step […]


Review with Giveaway: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Posted February 7, 2018 by Minx
Review with Giveaway: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

  Learn more about Next Year in Havana including downloading the book club guide and more at: http://www.chanelcleeton.com/next-year-in-havana/   Add Beatriz Perez’s story WHEN WE LEFT CUBA on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38193131-when-we-left-cuba   • ♥ • ♥ • ♥ •      Next Year in Havana is a beautiful story that tells a family’s story through a dual narrative. The Perez family was forced to leave Cuba after the revolution that had put Fidel Castro in power. Although […]


Release Day Blitz with Giveaway: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Posted February 6, 2018 by Minx
Release Day Blitz with Giveaway: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

  Can you believe that TODAY IS THE DAY that Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is available??! If you have not heard of this book yet, no worries, the details on this book are below. There is also a GIVEAWAY for a $10.00 Amazon gift card. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.   • ♥ • ♥ • ♥ •    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton Publication Date: […]


Review: Heart of a Highlander by Tammy Andresen

Posted February 5, 2018 by Minx
Review: Heart of a Highlander by Tammy Andresen

I was very excited to read this book, Heart of a Highlander! I was introduced to Lady Fiona McDougal’s character in the first book of the A Laird to Love series and I was curious to see what had actually happened between her and her longtime friend and neighbor Colin Campbell. I will admit that I was not in love with Fiona’s character in the first book because she seemed […]


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: Gone on Sunday: A Cotton Lee Historical Mystery by Tower Lowe

Posted January 4, 2018 by Minx
Review: Gone on Sunday: A Cotton Lee Historical Mystery by Tower Lowe

Gone on Sunday: A Cotton Lee Historical Mystery is the first book in its series. It was an engaging read that took me on a journey through the lives and secrets of the residents in Homeville, Virginia. Cotton Lee was a woman who was smart and beautiful but was basically disregarded due to that fact that she was left with a disfigured leg and limp from having contracted polio when […]


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: Tilt by Jennifer Samson & M.B. Miller

Posted December 26, 2017 by Minx
Review: Tilt by Jennifer Samson & M.B. Miller

Tilt is the second book in the Sin City series and it follows the same timeline as its prequel Sin City. The first book in this series, Sin City, was a story set in Las Vegas in the mid 1960’s. This was a tumultuous novel with a great coming of age story for the main character Ruby Gordon as she transitioned into a new life with her brother and found […]


Excerpt & Giveaway: A Shine That Defies The Dark by Jodi Gallegos

Posted December 9, 2017 by Minx
Excerpt & Giveaway: A Shine That Defies The Dark by Jodi Gallegos

Are you looking for a historical fiction novel to add to your TBR? I am excited to share this book, A Shine that Defies the Dark, with you! is available now and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Jodi Gallegos, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a GIVEAWAY  for a crimson tree mystery […]


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 […]


Blitz with Excerpt & Giveaway: Leader of Titans by Kathryn Le Veque

Posted November 29, 2017 by Minx
Blitz with Excerpt & Giveaway: Leader of Titans by Kathryn Le Veque

  Welcome to the new release book blitz for Leader of Titans: Pirates of Britannia Book 2 by Kathryn Le Veque! Publication date: November 29, 2017 Genre: Historical Medieval Romance Inside the Book: It’s Medieval knights on the high seas! Swords, sea, and sea-going warriors in this exciting tale! Welcome to a brand-new Medieval series of a daring brotherhood, where honor among thieves reigns supreme, and crushing their enemies is […]


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 […]