Picking up right where A Longer Fall left off, this thrilling third installment in the Gunnie Rose series follows Lizbeth Rose as she takes on one of her most dangerous missions yet: rescuing her estranged partner, Prince Eli, from the Holy Russian Empire.
When Seattle journalist Alienor Crespo travels to Granada to apply for citizenship as a descendant of Jews expelled from Spain in 1492, she uncovers her own family story, along with a hidden treasure trove of medieval Hebrew and Arabic books, saved from the fires of the Inquisition.
With a touch of magic realism honoring the mystics of Andalusia, as well as an emerging romance entangled in mystery, this fast-paced novel is rich with conflict and suspense.
Quite possibly the most UNIQUE WWII era book you will ever come across.
The Book of Uriel is a heartbreaking blend of historical fiction and Jewish folklore that will enthrall fans of The Book Thief and The World That We Knew.
The Garden of Promises and Lies by Paula Brackston Publication date: December 15, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Historical Fantasy, Romantic Fantasy As the bustle of the winter holidays in the Little Shop of Found Things gives way to spring, Xanthe is left to reflect on the strange events of the past […]
The below list is some of my favorite reads of 2020. As I mostly read and review historical fiction, I think you’ll be surprised to see other genres included in this list. I hope that you discover someone new 🙂 An emotional and empowering journey, GILDED DREAMS is a historical, action-packed love letter to the […]
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Published June 1, 2005by Little, Brown and Company Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Historical Fiction, Gothic To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history…. Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to “My dear […]
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson Published 21 June 2020by ACE Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Historical Fiction, Horror When this book was first suggested as a possible October read in my book club I saw the white cover version with the witch’s seal on it and expected something similar to The Blair Witch Project. […]
The Paris Affair by Susanne Dunlap Published September 30, 2020 by Books Go Social Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Marie Antoinette is facing hostility from the populace, inflamed by rumors circulated in pamphlets throughout Paris. The rumors claim that she has dozens of lovers, drinks the blood of poor people, holds satanic masses […]
Eli’s Promise by Ronald H. Balson Published September 22, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Historical Fiction A “fixer” in a Polish town during WWII, his betrayal of a Jewish family, and a search for justice 25 years later—by the winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Eli’s Promise is a masterful work […]
When We Were Young & Brave by Hazel Gaynor Published October 6, 2020 by William Morrow Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Historical Fiction China, December 1941. Having left an unhappy life in England for a teaching post at a missionary school in northern China, Elspeth Kent is now anxious to return home to help the war effort. […]