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Review: In the Presence of Wolves by Erick Nason

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★★★★½ In the Presence of Wolves: The Adventures of Ranger Jacob Clarke by Erick Nason is a rugged and action-packed adventure. As military history in America goes, the French and Indian War is perhaps the least discussed, but as Erick Nason so expertly depicts in his novel, In the Presence of Wolves, it was truly a fascinating time in American ... Read More »

Elephant Walk (The Brigandshaw Chronicles Book 2) by Peter Rimmer

Elephant Walk (The Brigandshaw Chronicles Book 2) by Peter Rimmer

Elephant Walk (The Brigandshaw Chronicles Book 2) by Peter Rimmer is a rich and entertaining work of historical fiction set in England and Africa. Beginning at the onset of World War I (whereas Book 1 was set in the tail end of the nineteenth century), Elephant Walk finds Harry Brigandshaw settled in the Dorset countryside after graduating Oxford when he ... Read More »

Review: Yours in a Hurry by Ann Otto

Yours in a Hurry by Ann Otto

★★★★ Yours in a Hurry by Ann Otto is a fascinating work of historical fiction that takes place in the early 1900s, when aviation was in its infancy. In 1901, the lives of the Hartle children are changed forever when both parents die suddenly. In 1908, the three oldest – Anna, Addison, and Purl – have reached adulthood and inherited ... Read More »

Echoes from the Past by Peter Rimmer

Echoes from the Past by Peter Rimmer

The year is 1887, and Sebastian Brigandshaw is stolen away from his lover, Emily, and forced across the sea in order to allow his older brother to take Emily’s hand instead. Cast into the wild and unknown colonies of Africa, Sebastian becomes one of the white hunters destined to see the bloodiest faces of man as the British face off ... Read More »

Béla’s Letters by Jeff Ingber

Béla's Letters by Jeff Ingber

Béla’s Letters by Jeff Ingber is a work of historical fiction so closely tied to history that it reads more like a moving non-fiction account. Inspired by Ingber’s family history, the novel spans eight generations, beginning with Béla who endures the horrors of the Holocaust, and the terrible aftermath where survivors feel guilt, sorrow and immeasurable pain trying to put ... Read More »

Review: When It Rained at Hembry Castle by Meredith Allard

When It Rained at Hembry Castle by Meredith Allard

★★★★★ Meredith Allard describes her usual style as “Historical Fiction with a Twist.” This should give any readers new to her work a good clue as to what to expect from her latest novel, When It Rained at Hembry Castle. Set in Victorian England, the story follows the fortunes of an aristocratic family who are left holding the fort when the ... Read More »

Review: La Strada Da Seguire: The Road to Follow by Susan Toscan

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★★★★  La Strada Da Seguire: The Road to Follow by Susan Toscan is an emotional historical fiction novel that sweeps you back in time. Susan Toscan, inspired by her own family history, has created a breathtaking tale that takes place in Australia and Italy. In the 1930s, families in Griffin, New South Wales, are popping up in a farming district. ... Read More »

Review: The House Guest by Deborah L. Norris

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★★★★ The House Guest by Deborah L. Norris follows the life of Maggie Davis, a middle-aged widow living in a large Victorian home in 1950′s Nebraska with her daughter. The house also doubles as a bed and breakfast, so new boarders come in and out who gather around Maggie’s kitchen table for conversations about life and the latest gossip. As ... Read More »