Category: 2015 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge End-of-the-Year Update

2015 Reading Challenge End-of-the-Year Update

On January 2nd of last year I set out to participate in 6 themed challenges as well as posting an overall goal on Goodreads. In some ways I was more successful than others. I beat my Goodreads and Flights of Fantasy goal twice over, my TBR Pile and Historical Fiction goals only once, and didn’t quite succeed with my Banned Books and Back to the Classics challenges. Oh, well! […]

Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

“Fifteen men on the Dead Man’s Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!” I’ve been wanting to read Robert Louis Stevenson’s Classic, Treasure Island, for years, but kept putting it off. Partly because I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to the […]

Book Review: The Highlander’s Accidental Marriage (Marriage Mart Mayhem) by Callie Hutton

Book Review: The Highlander’s Accidental Marriage (Marriage Mart Mayhem) by Callie Hutton

She never intended to take a husband… The Highlander’s Accidental Marriage is the 6th book in author Callie Hutton’s Marriage Mart Mayhem series. Though part of a series, the book can be read and enjoyed as a standalone story. In the previous novel, Lady Sybil Lacey finds herself unexpectedly drawn to the Scottish Laird of Bedlay Castle, and […]

Book Review: The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn (Order of the M.U.S.E.) by Mia Marlowe

Book Review: The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn (Order of the M.U.S.E.) by Mia Marlowe

Mia Marlowe’s third novel in her Order of the M.U.S.E. series, The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn, provides readers with another fun, paranormal story. This time around the story centers around pickpocket turned lady’s maid turned Extraordinaire Meg Anthony. Meg is still trying to stay out her uncle’s nefarious clutches, but when he tracks her down the Duke of […]

Book Review: Queen of Always (Stolen Empire) by Sherry D. Ficklin

Book Review: Queen of Always (Stolen Empire) by Sherry D. Ficklin

“LONG LIVE THE QUEEN” I’ve had this book since it came out, and while it killed me, the wait was worth it. Author Sherry D. Ficklin concludes her Stolen Empire trilogy about the young life of Russian Empress Catherine the Great. Queen of Always finds Catherine awaiting the death of Empress Elizabeth and the future coronation of her husband Peter, […]

Book Review: One Forbidden Knight by Nicola Davidson

Book Review: One Forbidden Knight by Nicola Davidson

I really enjoyed the mystery that surrounds Catherine Linwood in One Forbidden Knight. Catherine finds herself caught up in a wicked deception following the surprising death of her father. She later convinces Sir Brandon FitzAlan to join her quest in learning the truth about her father’s demise. Having the book set in Tudor England during […]

Book Tour: The Assassin (Mortal Beloved Series) by Pamela DuMond (Review & Giveaway)

Book Tour: The Assassin (Mortal Beloved Series) by Pamela DuMond (Review & Giveaway)

Review The Good…: Author Pamela DuMond follows up her exciting young adult, romantic, time travel thriller, The Messenger, with the sequel, The Assassin. This novel picks up right on the heels of book one, and finds Madeline ever determined to reunite with the love of her life, Samuel. These two are fated to love throughout […]

Book Review: The Messenger (Mortal Beloved) by Pamela DuMond

Book Review: The Messenger (Mortal Beloved) by Pamela DuMond

The Good…: In The Messenger, a young girl named Madeline travels through time to 1674 due to what appears to be a freak accident. What she doesn’t know yet is that she’s a Messenger, someone capable of traveling through time to deliver important messages that may change destinies. When she arrives to Colonial times, she […]

Book Review: The Madness of Lord Westfall (The Order of the MUSE) by Mia Marlowe

Book Review: The Madness of Lord Westfall (The Order of the MUSE) by Mia Marlowe

The Good…: The Madness of Lord Westfall is the second book in Mia Marlowe’s The Order of the M.U.S.E. series. I never read the first novel, The Curse of Lord Stanstead, but I didn’t need to. Mia Marlowe does a fantastic job of retelling the events of the first book in such a way as […]

Book Review & Discussion: Splendor (The Luxe) by Anna Godbersen (SPOILERS)

Book Review & Discussion: Splendor (The Luxe) by Anna Godbersen (SPOILERS)

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM SPLENDOR!!  PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!! Anna Godbersen’s historical fiction, young adult series, The Luxe, concludes with the fourth novel, Splendor. The synopsis states that there will be new beginnings, shocking revelations, and unexpected endings, and that was partially true. When we last saw the scheming characters of 18th century New York high […]