historical fiction

"Doc"

my take: This took a bit to get into and was well worth the wading at the outset. A combination …

"The Invention of Wings"

my take: Oh, I really wanted to love this. I mean, The Secret Life of Bees was so memorable. After …

"Transatlantic"

my take: I loved Let the Great World Spin and when I saw this at the book store I grabbed it. Spin had a …

"The Daughters of Mars"

my take: I learned about this from a friend (former soccer moms together) who reads this blog … I bought …

"The Sojourn"

my take: This slim book was a great surprise. I saw it on my cousin Betsy’s TO READ pile and …

"The Cellist of Sarajevo"

my take: This is a quick and excellent read … although it’s about WAR so it’s not entirely easy. It’s …

"The Good Lord Bird"

my take: Several years ago I listened to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on tape in my van (yes, that’s …

"Imaginings of Sand"

my take: I love reading novels for a trip. My youngest son graduated high school this spring and family tradition …

"Leon and Louise"

my take: It’s amazing how many books have come from World War II. My friend Julie and I have oft …

"The Syringa Tree"

my take: I read this whilst on vacation in South Africa on the recommendation of a friend. It was great …

"Beautiful Ruins"

my take: A great blend of current and historical. The chapters alternate between characters and time periods…Italy! Hollywood! Richard Burton! …

"Rules of Civility"

My take: I loved this! A great cast of characters, great plot, great depiction of the 1930’s, great fun with …

"The American Heiress"

my take: Several books now have “if you love Downton Abbey” or “for Downton fans” on the front … this one …

"The Chaperone"

my take: Laura Moriarty writes believable characters in mid-west settings …  appealing to this mid-west girl. The Book Chicks read …

"moloka’i"

my take: i love it when a novel can transport me to a different place and time … i love …