These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

Title: These Old Shades Author: Georgette Heyer Source: Personal shelf Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages Publisher: Harlequin; Reprint edition (July 1, 2003) Rating: 4 out of 5 My Thoughts: There were so many times when I picked up a Georgette Heyer book and left it after reading 2 pages. I think it was wrong timing.... Continue Reading →

Pompeii by T.L.Higley

Title: Pompeii Author: T.L.Higley Genre: Historical Fiction Set in: Pompeii (Rome) Source: Review Copy Rating: 4 out of 5 My Thoughts: This being the third book I have read by T.L.Higley, I can safely say that this author never disappoints. Pompeii is one of the books in the “Seven wonders of the world” series and... Continue Reading →

Shameless by Anne Stuart

Title: Shameless Author: Anne Stuart Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages Publisher: Mira; Original edition (June 21, 2011) Genre: Historical romance Source: Review copy Rating: 3.5 out of 5 My Thoughts: Shameless is the 4th book in the House of Rohan series and honestly I wouldn’t have picked it up if I had known it was... Continue Reading →

She walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell

Title: She walks in Beauty Author: Siri Mitchell Source: Library Genre: Historical Fiction Set in: New York, U.S Rating: 4 out of 5 My thoughts: “It is worth remembering that when, as a society, we deem something absolutely necessary to beauty or happiness, some people will do absolutely anything to obtain it.”-Note at the end... Continue Reading →

Rani by Jaishree Misra

As a review for a book, this might contain spoilers but since Rani Lakshmibai is a historic figure, the time line and major events in her life are well known. Title: Rani (meaning Queen) Author: Jaishree Misra Paperback: 432 pages Publisher: Penguin Global (November 26, 2008) Genre: Historical fiction Set in: Jhansi, India Source: Library... Continue Reading →

Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

Title: Cleopatra's Daughter Author: Michelle Moran Genre: Historical Fiction Set in: Rome Source: Review Copy Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: Crown; 1st edition (September 15, 2009) Rating: 4.5 out of 5 My thoughts: Cleopatra's Daughter is the story of Selene, who after the death of her parents, Cleopatra and Mark Antony, had to travel to Rome... Continue Reading →

East of the Sun by Julia Gregson

Title: East of the sun Author: Julia Gregson Genre: Historical Fiction Source: Library Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: Orion; Reprint edition (12 Jun 2008) Rating: 3.5 out of 5 A Richard and July book club pick My thoughts: At the center of East of the Sun are 3 women, Viva, Rose and Tor. Rose and Tor... Continue Reading →

Guardian of the Flame by T.L.Higley

Title: Guardian of the Flame Author: T.L.Higley Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: B&H Books (October 1, 2009) Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: 4 out of 5 stars About the book: Guardian of the Flame is book three in the Seven Wonders series of novels transporting readers back to the Ancient World. Characters struggle to find meaning in... Continue Reading →

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