Genre: Historical Fiction

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Mar 22
A Stolen Heart: Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

A Stolen Heart: Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway #LoneStarLit

A STOLEN HEART Cimarron Creek Trilogy #1 by AMANDA CABOT   Genre: Historical Romance / Christian Publisher: Revell / Baker Publishing Group Date of Publication: March, 2017 Number of Pages: 352  Scroll down for Giveaway! “Endearing characters, a tender love story, and intriguing mystery all work together to make Amanda Cabot’s A Stolen Heart a compelling and enjoyable read.” —Margaret Brownley, author of Left at the Altar Bestselling author Amanda Cabot takes readers back in time to the 1880s Texas Hill Country in her new historical romance novel, A Stolen Heart. This is the first book in a brand-new series… Read more »

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Jul 11
The Kingdom of Oceana Review

The Kingdom of Oceana Review

The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles Publisher: Butterhorse Media Date Published: November 27th 2015 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Historical Fiction, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 222 Audiobook Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins Audiobook Narrator: Rayton Lamay Source: Provided by author for honest review Rating: Description: SURFER SHARK TAMER FIRE WALKER EXPLORER TEENAGER HERO Five Centuries Ago, On the Island Now Called Hawaii, There was a Kingdom Filled with Adventure, Beauty, and Magic. When 16-year-old Prince Ailani and his brother Nahoa trespass on a forbidden burial ground and uncover an ancient tiki mask, they unleash a thousand-year-old curse that… Read more »

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Jun 06
The Sin Eater’s Daughter Review

The Sin Eater’s Daughter Review

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury Series: The Sin Eaters Daughter #1 Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Royalty, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Audiobook Narrator: Amy Shiels Source: Free audiobook download from Sync summer audio pairings Rating: Description: A startling, seductive, deliciously dark debut that will shatter your definition of YA fantasy. Sixteen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, no one speaks to her. No one even looks at her. Because Twylla isn’t a member of the court. She’s the executioner. As the goddess-embodied, Twylla kills with a single touch. So each… Read more »

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Mar 31
Book Review – Ruby Red (Ruby Red Trilogy #1)

Book Review – Ruby Red (Ruby Red Trilogy #1)

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier Series: Ruby Red Trilogy #1 Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR) Date Published: May 10th 2011 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Time Travel, Young Adult Format: Hardcover Pages: 336 Rating: Description: Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era! Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up… Read more »

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Dec 04
Book Review – Book of Speculation

Book Review – Book of Speculation

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Date Published: June 23rd 2015 Genres: Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 352 Audiobook Length: 11 hours 42 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Ari Fliakos Rating: Description: A sweeping and captivating debut novel about a young librarian who is sent a mysterious old book, inscribed with his grandmother’s name. What is the book’s connection to his family? Simon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home, a house perched on the edge of a cliff that is slowly crumbling into the… Read more »

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Oct 23
Book Review – Vengeance Road

Book Review – Vengeance Road

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Date Published: September 1st 2015 Genres: 19th Century, Action & Adventure, Farm & Ranch Life, Historical, Historical Fiction, JUVENILE FICTION, Love & Romance, Westerns, Young Adult Format: eBook Pages: 300 Rating: Description: When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Red Rose Gang for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit… Read more »

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Oct 16
Book Review – The Ring and the Crown

Book Review – The Ring and the Crown

The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz Series: The Ring and the Crown #1 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Date Published: April 1st 2014 Genres: 19th Century, Action & Adventure, Alternate History, Europe, Fantasy & Magic, General, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 384 Audiobook Length: 10 hours 23 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda Rating: Description: Magic is power, and power is magic… Once they were inseparable, just two little girls playing games in a formidable castle. Now Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the mightiest empire in the world, and Aelwyn Myrddyn, a bastard mage, face vastly… Read more »

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Oct 07
Secrets, Lies, and the French Quarter – Out of the Easy Review.

Secrets, Lies, and the French Quarter – Out of the Easy Review.

Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys Publisher: Penguin Date Published: February 12th 2013 Genres: 20th Century, Historical, Historical Fiction, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Issues, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 368 Audiobook Length: 9 hours 51 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Lauren Fortgang Rating: Description: “A haunting peek at the life of a teenage girl in 1950s New Orleans.”–Entertainment Weekly   It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than… Read more »

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Aug 21
Book Review – The Tournament

Book Review – The Tournament

The Tournament by Matthew Reilly Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited Date Published: July 17th 2014 Genres: Action & Adventure, Historical, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Thriller Pages: 432 Rating: Description: England, 1546. A young Princess Elizabeth is surrounded by uncertainty. She is not currently in line for the throne, but remains a threat to her older sister and brother. In the midst of this fevered atmosphere comes an unprecedented invitation from the Sultan in Constantinople. He seeks to assemble the finest chess players from the whole civilized world and pit them against each other. Roger Ascham, Elizabeth’s teacher and mentor… Read more »

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Feb 04
A Rogue by Any Other Name Review

A Rogue by Any Other Name Review

A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean Series: The Rules of Scoundrels #1 Publisher: HarperCollins Date Published: February 28th 2012 Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance Format: eBook Pages: 400 Rating: Description: What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets. . . A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury. A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in… Read more »

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