Review of The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood

William Brook is an ambitious, young clergyman seeking an adventurous life of helping people find their way around the world. Unfortunately, he is assigned a living in a small village where everyone knows everyone’s business, and the mothers are hungry… Read more

Review of A Beckoning Hellfire: A Novel of the Civil War by J. D. R. Hawkins

J. D. R. Hawkins does it again! A Beckoning Hellfire follows the same family as in her previous book, A Beautiful Glittering Lie. When the family receives devastating news, David is set on enlisting, and going into war against the North…. Read more

Review of A Beautiful Glittering Lie by J. D. R. Hawkins

In this historical novel, half of America fights for the Confederacy, and the other half fights for unification. American fights American, and the fields are stained red with the blood of angry men. A new Confederate president, Davis, is elected… Read more

Review of Written In My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Written In My Own Heart’s Blood is the eighth book in Diana Gabaldon’s time-travel historical fiction Outlander series. Warning: Although I’ve tried to keep the spoilers to a minimum, this review does contain some, from books 1-7. The Outlander series… Read more

Review of Carried Forward By Hope by Ginny Dye

Carried Forward By Hope (Book 6 of The Bregdan Chronicles series) by Ginny Dye begins with the ending of the Civil war in America and the soldiers returning home to find their families. It is the year 1865. After the… Read more

Review of Charming the Duke by Holly Bush

Charming the Duke is a humorous historical fiction novel that takes place in England during the 1800s. The Duke of Thornsby was speechless when he discovered that in order to receive his inheritance on his thirtieth birthday he would have to be… Read more

Review of The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman

The Midwife of Hope River is a compelling historical fiction novel that takes place in the 1930s, in the coal mining communities of Union County, West Virginia. Elizabeth Snyder, aka Patience Murphy, is a 36-year-old widowed showgirl, who is hiding from… Read more

Review of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

The Orphan Train is a poignant and thought-provoking story that reveals the atrocities that were committed by the Children’s Aid Society, in the 1920s. This society felt as if they were doing a great service for orphaned children by removing them… Read more

Review of The Secret Rebellion by Martin Baggen

The Secret Rebellion opens during Ancient Rome’s rule over the Jewish people. The Jews are frustrated and angry that their people continue to be oppressed, robbed, beaten, unjustly imprisoned and slaughtered at the hands of Roman rulers. A small group… Read more

Review of Demon Laird by Kathryn Loch

The Demon Laird is a sweet and well-written historical romance that takes place in the 1300s. In this story, Laird Ronan MacGrigor is captured by an English Baron and tortured. He escapes the Baron’s chains, however, and is crawling on… Read more