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anniversarygraphicWelcome to Historical-Fiction.com, a book review website that is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017! Though it has undergone many changes, several crashes, and a fair bit of inactivity, it’s still kicking with over 1,600 FB likes and 1,100 Twitter followers! The commenting has been recently reinstated, thanks to several spam plugins installed. Feel free to leave a comment, send me a note, or find me on Facebook!

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: One Way or Another

One Way or Another The Snipesville Chronicles, Book 4 by Annette Laing The conclusion to Annette Laing’s time-travel young adult series (Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When, A Different Day, a Different Destiny, Look […]

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First Line Friday: 01/06/17

“This is the last night of the year and I have sat here alone by the fire while my dear husband is out and about, and in thinking over how much has happened in […]

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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 on reading more books I choose to read, rather than orphans from my editing […]

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First Line Friday: 12/30/16

Welcome to the initial post of First Line Friday, where I choose a book from my shelf and post the first sentence. I’ve been looking for a regular feature for H-F.com and decided on […]

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upcoming: The Enemies of Versailles

The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie March 21, 2017 BOOK DESCRIPTION (My review will be posted in March.) In the final installment of Sally Christie’s “tantalizing” (New York Daily News) Mistresses of Versailles […]

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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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