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Arleigh Johnson has worked in the book industry for more than a decade and is the US Children’s & YA Review Editor for the Historical Novel Society. She’s an active member of the book blogging community with her websites Historical-Fiction.com and Royal-Intrigue.net. She has been reviewing books online for 10 years and with Historical Novel Society since 2011. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Georgia. Follow her on Twitter @histfic & @royalintrigue.

review: Sleeping Above Chaos

Sleeping Above Chaos by Ann Hite A Black Mountain Novel Set in North Carolina in the 1940’s and 50’s, this ghostly family saga begins and ends with one man’s miserable wrath over an entire […]

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Audiobook Pick: A Wilder Rose

A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert Audiobook narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal book description: “The Little House books, which chronicled the pioneer adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, are among the most beloved books […]

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New YA Fiction: The Ship to Nowhere

The Ship to Nowhere by Rona Arato Book Description: “Rachel Fletcher is nine years old when she, her mother and sister are crammed on board the Exodus, a dilapidated vessel smuggling 4500 refugees of […]

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review: Country Folklore 1920’s & 1930’s

Country Folklore 1920’s & 1930’s …and That’s the Way It Was by Louise K. Nelson This gem of a book offers invaluable resources for writers of the Depression Era in the rural areas of […]

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review: Mercer Girls

Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker In 1864, founder of the University of Washington, Asa Mercer, left the Territory in search of young, single women willing to make the treacherous journey from the East Coast […]

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review: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald This book is a classic–not historical fiction–but as it’s set in the 1920’s, I thought I would include a review here. Nick Carraway, the narrator of this […]

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review: The Spirit of Grace

The Spirit of Grace by Terry Lynn Thomas California, 1942. Sarah Jane Bennett has been locked in an asylum since her mother’s death the year before. Because she doesn’t remember anything from the horrific […]

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review: Suddenly Mrs. Darcy

Suddenly Mrs. Darcy by Jenetta James This is a re-imagining of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that begins at the Netherfield ball, where Elizabeth is found in a compromising situation with Mr. Darcy and […]

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review: The Coming of Age of Elizabeth Bennet

The Coming of Age of Elizabeth Bennet by Caitlin Williams In the genre of Jane Austen variations, this is a particularly long tale, spanning the course of five years. It also stands out among […]

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review: The Midwife of Venice

The Midwife of Venice By Roberta Rich Venice, 1575. Hannah Levi , a midwife from the Jewish community, awaits news of her husband, who was captured during a business trip and imprisoned on the […]

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review: Mansfield Park Revisited

Mansfield Park Revisited by Joan Aiken I’ve not actually read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, but I have seen a film adaptation and so I know the characters and the story (though I am […]

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review: Jane Eyre’s Daughter

Jane Eyre’s Daughter by Elizabeth Newark Though it’s been a while since I’ve read Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte’s imaginative writing style came back to me reading this book. It is apparent that the author […]

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