Tag: Historical Fiction

Deception in Emeralds by Laura Landon, Review with Excerpt

Posted March 17, 2017 by Minx
Deception in Emeralds by Laura Landon, Review with Excerpt

Deception in Emeralds is a sweet little regency romance. Although it is part of a series it absolutely can be read as a stand-alone. I did not feel that I was missing anything by not having read the previous books.  There is a traitor to the Crown that has proved most nefarious and slippery. Having lost several agents already, this mission has been classified as need to know information only […]


Taming a Rake into a Lord by Tammy Andresen

Posted March 16, 2017 by Minx
Taming a Rake into a Lord by Tammy Andresen

I love it when a series will bring back characters from previous installments and give them a true part in the story. Taming a Rake into a Lord includes the main characters from the previous three books in the Taming the Heart series. Which I just loved. They give the book a family/friendship vibe that is heartwarming and carries through until the end. In order to enjoy this book, it […]


A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

Posted March 15, 2017 by Minx
A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

While reading the synopsis, I thought that the character of Miss Gillian Young was going to be sleuthing out clues to her father’s death. Something more along the lines of a female Sherlock Holmes. The investigation was nothing like that. Mostly it is Gillian asking questions to the police and others in hopes of learning something substantial. There is danger that seems to follow her around and the suspense is […]


Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister, With an excerpt and Giveaway!

Posted March 13, 2017 by Minx
Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister, With an excerpt and Giveaway!

Praise for Girl in Disguise “The best book I read in 2016 hasn’t been published yet. Historical fiction at its best…. a rollicking tale. ” – Publishers Weekly “Electrifying…a rollicking nineteenth-century thrill ride.”  ―Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of Girl Waits with Gun “an exciting, well-crafted historical novel. Loaded with suspense and action, this is a well-told, superb story. ” – Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review “You’re going to […]


Can’t Buy Forever by Susan Laffoon

Posted March 9, 2017 by Minx
Can’t Buy Forever by Susan Laffoon

Can’t Buy Forever is a story about love, loss, and forgiveness. It also has fantasy elements, religious elements, and folklore. It was so much more than I expected. This story follows the lives of Odessa and Nicholas. At the start of the book, they have a connection that is amazing. There have been no physical actions on either of their parts to consummate the attraction because Odessa is young and […]


The Bishop’s Girl by Rebecca Burns

Posted February 6, 2017 by Minx
The Bishop’s Girl by Rebecca Burns

I was intrigued at the start of this story. A group of men are gathered around a grave, waiting for a coffin to be revealed. Desecrating a grave is no little thing and everyone is a bit edgy. Then the diggers hit something, but it is not what they expect. It is a soft material; something is in this material. There is a woman wrapped in a tarp laid atop […]


The Haunted Manor: Torn Between Power and Love by Emilia Hartley

Posted January 30, 2017 by Minx
The Haunted Manor: Torn Between Power and Love by Emilia Hartley

A love story that includes malevolent spirits, yes please! I was very interested in reading this book because I wanted to see how well the author could combine true paranormal and romance. For me it was a winner! My favorite part of this book were the angry spirits. The scenes with the spirits were a bit spooky. The writing was well done, I could feel their anger and imagine them […]


Taming a Laird’s Wild Lady by Tammy Andresen

Posted January 10, 2017 by Minx
Taming a Laird’s Wild Lady by Tammy Andresen

I was very excited to get my hands on this book. When I read the previous installment in this series, Taming a Duke’s Wild Rose, I was introduced to the character of Elizabeth “Isla” Maddox. Even better was that there was a sneak peek of this story in the back of that book! I was hooked and snapped at the chance to read this story as soon as possible. Daring, […]


A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

Posted January 4, 2017 by Minx
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

It can never be denied that author Deanna Raybourn knows how to write a great mystery. I absolutely love reading a book that carries a mystery until the bitter end with plenty of twists and turns on the way. This newest book in the Veronica Speedwell Series delivered just that. In this installment I find that some of the criticisms I had for the first book have been resolved but some of […]


To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

Posted November 23, 2016 by Minx
To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

I enjoyed the details that were a part of this story. So many wonderful details! I love when I am reading a story and the particulars are built upon, layer after layer. It is as if the author took my hand and led me through this story and discussed with me at length the world she created. I felt all the emotional pulls that were intended and I was engrossed […]


Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman

Posted October 7, 2016 by Minx
Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman

Set mostly during the Vietnam War era, this story follows Betsy at the start of her downward spiral that is brought on after the death of her cherished brother Nathan. I appreciate that the author truly set the scene in the beginning with pop-culture references and ideas from the seventies. It made it very clear the time setting and therefore easier to settle in to the story. The heartbreak and […]


The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

Posted August 12, 2016 by Minx
The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

Have you ever read David Copperfield by Charles Dickens? If you had and wished for some exploration on the characters or some slight differences in their outcomes then I whole-heartedly suggest you read this tale. If you have never read David Copperfield then no worries, if you like crime, mystery and suspense then I also suggest this book to you. This book is touted as a new crime series and […]


Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen

Posted August 10, 2016 by Minx
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen

I have been waiting for this book to come out since April and it is finally in my hot little hands. It was so much more than I had hoped for. It has the steampunk elements that I adore. It has vampires, shape-shifters, mediums and humans with exceptional qualities. Loved it! This book for me is amazing; it felt like it had a blending of Jane Eyre, The Hound of […]


Mr. Eternity by Aaron Their

Posted July 8, 2016 by Minx
Mr. Eternity by Aaron Their

The book is philosophical and deals with climate change and what makes history, well history. The tie that binds this entire book together is Daniel Defoe. He is basically a time walker who is telling his story through his tales mashed with history. In addition to his perceptions of history we also hear from five separate characters that had a personal interaction with Daniel and learn their personal reflections of […]


Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

Posted June 24, 2016 by Minx
Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

What first drew me to this book was the cover art, seriously is it not a gorgeous cover? I am a sucker for a cool cover! The second was the series title, London Steampunk, how could I not read this book. I was intrigued. I am so glad that I did read this book, soooo not disappointed. It has supernatural beings, paranormal romance, crime, mystery, ooh la la sexy times, […]


Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth

Posted June 13, 2016 by Minx
Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth

I was expecting a young adult fantasy and the story delivered that but what I was not expecting was a story with time transitions and multiple storylines woven together to create an intriguing mystery that made you hang on until the end. Honoria and her brother have moved to Arnn with their aunt and uncle after the recent loss of their parents. Honoria is still reeling from the loss of […]


Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

Posted May 25, 2016 by Minx
Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

I was introduced to this book through a fellow blogger’s book review. This is what hooked me: She belonged to him. He was locked inside a cage the size and shape of a coffin. A dark thrill heated his blood like a powerful, intoxicating drug. When the time came he would purify the woman and cleanse himself with her blood. But tonight was not the time. The ritual had to […]


Terrific Tuesday: Outrun the Moon, Release Date May 24, 2016

Posted May 24, 2016 by Minx
Terrific Tuesday: Outrun the Moon, Release Date May 24, 2016

Here we are again with another Terrific Tuesday! This book comes from the same author that gave us Under a Painted Sky. Stacey Lee is back with her newest novel: Outrun the Moon. Lately I have been reading a lot of historical fiction and when I saw this book coming up, I just had to get the word out. “Immersive and riveting. Mercy Wong had my heart from page one.” […]


A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

Posted May 2, 2016 by Minx
A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

Veronica Speedwell is a lepidopterist, a person who studies butterflies, and she has just lost her spinster aunt, the only family she had left. Now she is free to make her own choices and she relishes this opportunity. Unfortunately for her she did not have the chance for that adventure. It all started with a break-in that the heroine interrupted mid-progress and Veronica made a poor choice of chasing the […]


After a Fashion by Jen Turano

Posted April 11, 2016 by Minx
After a Fashion by Jen Turano

This is the first book in a new series A Class of Their Own. This is a Christian romantic comedy but it has sarcasm and I love sarcasm and some hey now, pre-martial kissing, ooh la la…so risqué! It is a cute book and although there is the faith element it is not so over powering that it would offend non-believers. From the start of this book I am loving […]