Available Now: Girl in Disguise

Available now: Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister ***3/5 stars-liked it “Someone has to be first…” From the author of The Magician’s Lie, a novel about the first female Pinkerton agent. Recommended readers: If you like a strong female character, and if you like real figures in your historical fiction, this novel is for you. Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 3/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: … Continue reading Available Now: Girl in Disguise

Review: The Patriots by Sana Krasikov

Available now: The Patriots by Sana Krasikov ****4/5 stars-loved it A multi-generational Russian-American-expat saga told in three parts, from pre- soviet Russia to post. Recommended readers: If you are a fan of historical fiction, and a devotee of the bleak Russian novel, this one is for you. Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 4/5 for plot 4/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: At the heart of the debut … Continue reading Review: The Patriots by Sana Krasikov

A Lady’s Code of Misconduct: Blog Tour

Books for Her is one of the first stops in A Lady’s Code of Misconduct blog tour- and we are honored and thrilled! If you read our review of Fool Me Twice, you’ll know that Meredith Duran is one of our favorites and made our Top 10 Historical Romance Authors List.  After getting a digital copy this weekend, we jumped right in (already taking every … Continue reading A Lady’s Code of Misconduct: Blog Tour

Review: No Man’s Land

Available now: No Man’s Land by Simon Tolkien ***3/5 stars-liked it Okay, I admit it.  I pick out a book for its evocative, eye catching cover. Recommended readers: If you like historical fiction of the Great War, this one is for you. Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 3/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: No Man’s Land traces the journey of an orphaned boy from impoverished … Continue reading Review: No Man’s Land

Mogul by Joanna Shupe

Available Jan. 31: Mogul by Joanna Shupe ****3.5/5 stars- loved it Mogul is another great Gilded Age historical romance. Recommended readers: If you’re a fan of not-your-typical setting: Gilded Age if you like Candace Camp, Jane Feather and others and if you like a super-quick read Here’s my Rankings: 3.5/5 for characters 3.5/5 for plot 4/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: Two star-crossed lovers have fought themselves for years to … Continue reading Mogul by Joanna Shupe

The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrowes

Available now: The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrowes ****3/5 stars Another Scottish-English romance from Grace Burrowes, you’ll like The Trouble with Dukes. Recommended readers: If you like Scottish romances. If you like historical romances. Here’s my Rankings: 3/5 for characters 3.5/5 for plot 3/5 overall Note: 2/5 some steaminess REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: A rumored violent war history and Scottish manners make the London Season something … Continue reading The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrowes

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

Available Jan. 10: Lucky Boy ****4/5 stars More thoughtful than entertaining, in Lucky Boy there is no right or wrong ending – just a taste of life. Recommended readers: If you enjoy thoughtful, real life reads If you like to step into someone else’s shoes via fiction Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 characters 4/5 plot 4/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: Two people who grow up in different … Continue reading Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Available tomorrow: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh *****4.5/5 stars Like Gone with the Wind, but set in 1950s British-occupied Kenya: You’ll love it! Recommended readers: Fans of British history If you like Gone with the Wind for its historical insights and feels If you like fictional history and a mix of genres Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 5/5 for plot 4.5/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: … Continue reading Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

An Icelandic Christmas Eve

According to the BBC, Iceland has more books and writers per capita than anywhere else in the world, with the Christmas traditions to prove it. In fact, it is said that one in ten Icelanders will publish a book, and their nod to the Christmas season is complete with a book festival in the days leading up to the holiday for the sole purpose of gift giving (and reading, apparently.) … Continue reading An Icelandic Christmas Eve

Review: Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow is available now *****5/5 stars Amor Towles does it again with prose, plot, and characters who grab hold and won’t let go.  Need a gift this Christmas?  This is it. Recommended readers: Fans of Rules of Civility and Eve in Hollywood Russian history and literature aficionados Anyone who revels in both great writing and great storytelling Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 for characters 5/5 … Continue reading Review: Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow