Category: historical fiction.

Book Review: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Book Review: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

It seems like I’ve been reading a successful streak of female-centric historical fiction lately, so it comes as no surprise that the popular novel The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner was just as pleasing. Is it because I’m a woman that I like to read about...
Book Review: Censorettes by Elizabeth Bales Frank

Book Review: Censorettes by Elizabeth Bales Frank

Do not let the drab cover of this book fool you; the pages are full of colourful, vibrant female characters with passion in their hearts, despite World War II raging on around them. Censorettes by Elizabeth Bales Frank is about a young group of British women who read...
Book Review: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Book Review: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

I’ve had some great luck with historical fiction lately, and my 5 star reading streak continues with The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. It helps that this novel is all about the power of reading and its ability to build resilience, which is something...
Book Review: The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson

Book Review: The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson

Historical fiction isn’t typically a genre I get excited about. It’s one of those things that I tend to enjoy once I’ve been forced into it, but don’t actively seek it out on my own (I also feel this way about travel, and I blame my father for...
Book Review: Rabbit Foot Bill by Helen Humphreys

Book Review: Rabbit Foot Bill by Helen Humphreys

Rabbit Foot Bill by Helen Humphreys is my online book club’s November pick (yes, that’s still going!), and days after we announced our choice, a reader messaged me to say it took her only four hours to read. I love a fast read, so I was delighted when I...
Book Review: In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt

Book Review: In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt

This is probably one of the oldest books on my shelf. Hachette shipped me a copy of In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt two years ago, and every time Halloween came around, I vowed to read it. I finally got the chance in 2020 because *gestures wildly...