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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: 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 Stephen Parry Author Website / GoodReads / Amazon During the Victorian era, a few […]

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review: The Rivals of Versailles

The Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie Amazon / Goodreads / Author Website Following on the heels of The Sisters of Versailles, Rivals continues the story of Louis XV’s mistresses with perhaps the most […]

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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 the first one, Fallow Are the Fields, is written in the voice of the […]

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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 in Disguise (coming 2017) Annabel Ashton of Highcliffe Hall had grown up knowing of […]

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review: Seven Will Out: A Renaissance Revel

Seven Will Out: A Renaissance Revel by JoAnn Spears In Spears’ previous novel, Six of One: A Tudor Riff, modern day historian Catherine “Dolly” Rolly traveled to an astral plane where she met the […]

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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, mother and father, living on a small farm near Salt Springs, Georgia, just west […]

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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 – 12 years, is an easy read at 96 pages and features beautiful full-page […]

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review: Diary of a Provincial Lady

Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield The Provincial Lady, whose name is never mentioned, lives in Devon, England in the early 1930’s. This is her diary, which spans almost a year–from […]

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Threads of War (Kickstarter Campaign)

Please consider backing this author’s campaign for the publication of the second installment of Threads of War. Backers will receive e-book copies of the book(s), mentions and signed materials at various levels of pledges. […]

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review: War in My Town

War in My Town by E. Graziani Bruna Pucci is an eleven-year-old girl living in a small village in northern Tuscany, Italy. The story opens in 1940 with Bruna’s everyday life–going to school during […]

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review: Going Over by Beth Kephart

Going Over by Beth Kephart Ada Piekarz is a 15-year-old daycare worker by day and graffiti artist by night. She lives in 1980’s Berlin, near the wall that separates the East from the West. […]

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review: The Magician’s Elephant

The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo In this whimsical children’s chapter book, ten-year-old Peter Augustus Duchene is an orphan living with an old soldier who is trying to prepare him for a military career. […]

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