historical fiction

"the house at tyneford"

my take: the cover advertised fans of Downton Abbey would also love this book … and that may be true. …

"the septembers of shiraz"

my take: septembers is set in Iran after the Shah has been removed in the 1980’s. i remember that event, …

"half a yellow sun"

my take: civil war, Nigeria. hmmm. that could be super depressing. as much as this is a story about the …

"the postmistress"

my take: i gave this to my mother-in-law for Christmas hoping i’d get a chance to read it after she …

"The Paris Wife"

my take: As soon as I finished this I did two things: 1) checked Wikipedia to see if the facts …

"queen of america"

my take: i was so excited to read this … the continuation of the hummingbird’s daughter. i was a bit …

"moon over manifest"

my take: this is a great younger read … probably younger than the typical “young adult.” it won the newbery …

"the help"

my take: i got inspired listening to diane rehm’s “reader review” (rebroadcast)…i read the help quite a while ago and hearing …