Category Archives: historical fiction

My April Reading Log

TweetFiction: Can’t Find My Way Home by Gwynne Garfinkle is a ghost story that’s also a period piece. Vividly set in mid-1970s New York City, it features Joanna Bergman, a young actress in a soap opera who’s developing an intense … Continue reading

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My March Reading Log

TweetFiction: Rescue Operations: Changes of Life by L.A. Hall, sixteenth in the Clorinda Cathcart’s Circle series, includes the return of Josh Ferraby to England amidst a complex plot, involving a vast number of people, to free a woman from an … Continue reading

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My January Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton is a bitingly satirical alternate Victorian England in which women have learned to make their houses fly, and of course have used this ability to become pirates, and also spend … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Festive: Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

TweetIt’s true! I’ve never read Cotillion by Georgette Heyer! Until now. This book was published in 1953, so I felt free to include spoilers in this post. I found the novel charming, with typical Heyer character types, plotlines, and shenanigans, … Continue reading

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My November Reading Log

TweetFiction: Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone is space opera on a grand scale with a seemingly all-powerful Empress, a giant pirate with fur and a tail, space monks, massive fleets of spaceships and the pilots who can merge with … Continue reading

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My October Reading Log

TweetFiction: Scandal in Babylon by Barbara Hambly is a reworking of her fantasy novel Bride of the Rat God as a straightforward historical mystery set in 1920s Hollywood. I was always sorry there weren’t sequels to Bride of the Rat … Continue reading

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My September Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Factory Witches of Lowell by C.S. Malerich is historical fantasy set in nineteenth century Lowell, Massachusetts, which at the time was a factory town full of textile mills. Many of the workers in those mills were young, single … Continue reading

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My August Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein, set mostly in Scotland during World War II, is a prequel to Code Name Verity. The main characters are Louisa Adair, a half-English/half-Jamaican teenaged girl; an elderly German immigrant woman who adopts the … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Author with More Than One Book in TBR: The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

TweetCoincidentally, like last month’s TBR Challenge book, The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages is set during World War Two and revolves around a friendship forged between two girls. However, these girls are ten years old, and the story is … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Secrets and Lies: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

TweetI know, I know, I should have read Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein back in 2012 when it came out because I had pre-ordered it, but I never felt quite ready. By exerting a magnificently huge effort, I managed … Continue reading

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