Posted in 19th Century Reviews

review: The Hill Ghost

The Hill Ghost by Callan McAuliffe In 19th century Scotland, a Tibetan mastiff sheep-dog and his eccentric seagull friend, Blue,…

Posted in 19th Century New Books Victorian

new: Stoker: Evolution of a Vampire

I met author Calvin Cherry today and his Dracula prequel, which is a biographical narrative of author Bram Stoker, looks…

Posted in 19th Century America American West New Books Old West Reviews

review: Born to the Badge

Born to the Badge by Mark Warren This is the second installment of Warren’s fiction trilogy based on the life…

Posted in 19th Century America American West Reviews

review: Adobe Moon

Adobe Moon: Wyatt Earp, an American Odyssey by Mark Warren The first in Mark Warren’s Wyatt Earp trilogy, Adobe Moon…

Posted in 19th Century America Civil War Reviews

review: Sovrin’s Star

Sovrin’s Star Mississippi Connection, Book 1 by John Reyer Afamasaga www.johnreyerafamasaga.org This historical novella follows two unique characters through the…

Posted in 19th Century Art Reviews

review: The Other Alcott

The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper Abigail “May” Alcott, sister of Louisa May Alcott, is followed in this fictional biography…

Posted in 19th Century Author Guest Post

guest post: Scarlette Pike on Researching her 19th Century Africa Novel

A desperate prayer and a dream led me to read the journals of Dr. David Livingstone (You may know him…

Posted in 19th Century 20th Century America

guest post: John Nuckel on a Chance Meeting with Teddy Wilson

One of the most important events in American music happened at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1938. There was a…

Posted in 19th Century 20th Century

History + Vampires

Browsing the sadly lacking audiobook selection at my local library (this particular library seems to have something against audiobooks that…

Posted in 19th Century 20th Century

And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer

Here’s an odd duck I came across yesterday. The strange title coupled with the enormous girth of this book caught…

Posted in 19th Century 20th Century Gilded Age Non-Fiction

Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners

This one is non-fiction, but caught my eye today. Looks like an interesting biography…her life would make an intriguing novel!…

Posted in 19th Century New Books

Reader, She Married Me: A New Jane Eyre Novel

Mr. Rochester: A Novel by Sarah Shoemaker “Reader, she married me.” BOOK DESCRIPTION: For one hundred seventy years, Edward Fairfax…