Posted in 19th Century Reviews Victorian

review: The Testament of Sophie Dawes

The Testament of Sophie Dawes The Queen of Chantilly and a Scandal at the Heart of Victorian Society by Robert…

Posted in 19th Century Civil War Reviews

review: Fallow Are the Fields, We Danced Until Dawn & Under the Wedding Tree

The best way to describe these three books by Steven D. Ayres is “localized narrative history”. They aren’t fiction, but…

Posted in 19th Century Reviews Victorian

review: Bride of a Distant Isle

Bride of a Distant Isle by Sandra Byrd Daughters of Hampshire My review for Mist of Midnight (HNR) A Lady…

Posted in 19th Century 20th Century America Southern Fiction

Southern Historical Novels by Steven D. Ayres

Fallow Are the Fields This is an American Civil War novel, about young Steven Jett, his four older brothers, sister,…

Posted in 19th Century America Civil War Reviews

review: Lincoln and His Boys

Lincoln and His Boys by Rosemary Wells illustrated by P. J. Lynch This children’s chapter book, aimed at ages 8…

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review: Twelve Minutes to Midnight

Twelve Minutes to Midnight First in a Triology Shadows of the Silver Screen, The Black Crow Conspiracy by Christopher Edge…

Posted in 19th Century Austen Reviews

review: The Other Mr. Darcy

The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview “I have spent such a long time trying to be a lady. But…

Posted in 19th Century Austen Reviews

review: Charlotte Collins

Charlotte Collins by Jennifer Becton Mr. Collins has suddenly passed away in an unfortunate riding accident, leaving Charlotte a widow…

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review: The Princess of Nowhere

The Princess of Nowhere by Prince Lorenzo Borghese Pauline Bonaparte Borghese, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte and wife of Prince Camillo…

Posted in 19th Century 20th Century Author Interview Belle Époque Victorian

author interview: Robert Stephen Parry on The Hours Before

Author Interview: ROBERT STEPHEN PARRY The Hours Before begins with an interesting character perspective. Can you explain why you chose…

Posted in 19th Century Reviews Victorian

review: The Queen’s Husband

The Queen’s Husband by Jean Plaidy The third of the four-book Queen Victoria series (The Captive of Kensignton Palace, The…

Posted in 19th Century Author Interview Victorian

author interview: Robert Stephen Parry on The Arrow Chest

1. Many reviewers have called The Arrow Chest hauntingly beautiful–which is true–but the supernatural elements are so subtle that only…