Posted in 19th Century

Victoria Wilcox’s Doc Holliday Debut

Before reading this immensely detailed novelization of the early life of John Henry “Doc” Holliday, I had only the 1993…

Posted in 19th Century First Line Friday Victorian

First Line Friday: A Conspiracy in Belgravia

From the Prologue… Thank goodness for a blatantly obvious murder. From Chapter One… This is an account of a remarkable…

Posted in 19th Century Civil War First Line Friday

First Line Friday: Gone with the Wind

Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were….

Posted in 19th Century Alternate History Highlight

highlight: Napoleon in America

I came across this one on Twitter and it sounds intriguing! Napoleon in America by Shannon Selin Author’s Website “What…

Posted in 19th Century America Civil War Giveaways Guest Post

guest post: Fiction and History in Richard Buxton’s Whirligig – A writer’s choice

I decided to base Whirligig, my novel set in the American Civil War, largely in Tennessee and Georgia. The battles…

Posted in 19th Century Iceland Reviews

review: Burial Rites

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent This story opens on a small family farm in Northern Iceland with two sisters receiving…

Posted in 19th Century Austen First Line Friday

First Line Friday: 03/03/2017

“Sometimes anger is a living thing.” THE PURSUIT OF MARY BENNET by Pamela Mingle “A tale of love and marriage,…

Posted in 19th Century Europe First Line Friday Victorian

First Line Friday: 01/13/17

“That solemnity which etiquette, decorum and decency insisted should prevail could scarcely hide the excited expectation in the Palace of…

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New Year, New Books!

To kick off 2017, I ordered myself 4 books that have been on my my wishlist. This year I plan…

Posted in 19th Century America Civil War Reviews

review: Mercer Girls

Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker In 1864, founder of the University of Washington, Asa Mercer, left the Territory in search…

Posted in 19th Century Austen Reviews

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…

Posted in 19th Century Reviews

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…