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

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

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

Coming January 10th: The Second Mrs. Hockaday

Coming in January: The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers ****4/5 stars-loved it A young bride accused of murder must fend for herself and her farm during the Civil War. Recommended readers: If you like letter format novels, and if you like romantic and historical suspense, this one is for you. Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 characters 4/5 plot 4/5 overall 4/5 steaminess, including violence REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:   … Continue reading Coming January 10th: The Second Mrs. Hockaday

Christmas in America: Historical Romance Anthology

Available now: Christmas in American: Historical Romance Anthology ****3.5/5 stars: Liked it History, romance and some quick reading stories from interesting American eras. Recommended readers: If you can’t commit to a full novel If you enjoy historical romances set in America Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 4/5 overall 2/5 steaminess REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: Quick reads for some holiday downtime, Christmas in America is … Continue reading Christmas in America: Historical Romance Anthology

The Dare and the Doctor by Kate Noble

Available this month: The Dare and the Doctor by Kate Noble ****3.5/5 stars: Liked it Fun and witty, if you love Regency Romance and a tomboy English lady, The Dare and the Doctor are for you. Recommended readers: If you like Karen Hawkins If you enjoy historical romances especially Regency Period Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 4/5 overall 2/5 steaminess REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR … Continue reading The Dare and the Doctor by Kate Noble

Available Today: The German Girl

Available October 18th: The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa ****4/5 stars A young girl who never knew her father is given a chance to meet the aunt who raised him, a woman with a story of her own. Recommended readers: Readers of historical fiction, Readers of World War II fiction Adult and Young Adult readers alike Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 characters 4/5 plot 4/5 overall … Continue reading Available Today: The German Girl

October 18th: The Girl from Venice

Coming October 18th: The Girl From Venice  ****4/5 stars- loved it!   From thriller series writer Martin Cruz Smith , a standalone action-adventure-romance about a Venetian fisherman who decides to help the Jewish girl he encounters in his lagoon at the very close of World War II. Recommended readers: fans of historical fiction fans of mystery and suspense fans of action-adventure romance…this one’s got it all! Here’s my … Continue reading October 18th: The Girl from Venice

Review: Mrs. Hemingway

Available Now: Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood *****4/5 stars- loved it A fictional journey into the minds of the four wives of Ernest Hemingway. Recommended readers: If you love Hemingway, if you hate Hemingway, if you love to hate Hemingway, and if you liked  The Paris Wife, this one is for you. Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 characters 4/5 plot 4/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: There are some tragic figures you just … Continue reading Review: Mrs. Hemingway