Tag: historical fiction

Five Stars This is one of my favorite books that I read this year. I love learning about new aspects of history, especially during time periods and issues I’ve studied yet, through another story, gain new perspective. I listened to The Summer Country by Lauren Willig while on vacation this summer. I learned about cause […]

Five Stars Kathleen McGurl’s The Forgotten Secret is a captivating tale across time that will keep the reader guessing until the end. I liked that it covered the time between the World Wars, but also helped me understand more about Ireland’s tumultuous history. Definitely a must-read.

Three Stars The Orphan Master’s Son is a challenging read in structure and content. It is difficult even at the end of the book to be fully certain what is truth and what is a lie. Perhaps that is the point of this book set in North Korea. In such a regime, morality, identity, and […]

Five Stars If you are familiar with the AMC series The Son starring Pierce Brosnan, you will find listening to or reading The Son by Philipp Meyer to be a unique experience. The book version contains several timeline differences that in my opinion make more sense than the one the television series portrays. The Audible […]

Five Stars As a life-long fan of the Little House series, I enjoyed listening to the Audible version of this fictional account written from Caroline Ingalls’ point of view. This novel begins at the end of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods, spans the Little House on the Prairie time period, and […]

Four Stars I enjoyed learning more about the conflict in Ireland in 1921, and I loved the chapter inscriptions from W. B. Yeats that connected the chapter themes. The engaging writing style kept me interested. The plot premise is unlikely, and yet Amy Harmon makes it believable the way we long to live within a […]

Five Stars The Alice Network by Kate Quinn connects characters from both World Wars with historical integrity and fascinating fiction. This is a must-read for anyone interested in women’s roles during wartime and what they risked to save lives including their own.