Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Jewel in the North by Tricia Stringer

Book blurb… Jewel in the North: A longstanding feud of land and love, a family torn apart and a quest for the ultimate prize… A breathtaking historical family saga of love, death and forgiveness and a quest for the Jewel … Continue reading

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House of Silence by Sarah Barthel

Book blurb… Oak Park, Illinois, 1875. Isabelle Larkin’s future—like that of every young woman—hinges upon her choice of husband. She delights her mother by becoming engaged to Gregory Gallagher, who is charismatic, politically ambitious, and publicly devoted. But Isabelle’s visions of … Continue reading

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Daughter of the Murray by Darry Fraser

Book blurb… 1890s, River Murray, Northern Victoria Georgina Calthorpe is unhappy living with her indifferent foster family the MacHenry’s in their crumbling house on the banks of the River Murray. Unlike the rest of the family, she isn’t looking forward … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy

Book blurb In her enthralling, richly imagined new novel, Brandy Purdy, author of The Ripper’s Wife, creates a compelling portrait of the real, complex woman behind an unthinkable crime. Lizzie Borden should be one of the most fortunate young women in … Continue reading

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The Letter by Kathryn Hughes

Two words—absorbing and addictive—and two lines sum up this wonderful story: “The Letter tells the story of two women, born decades apart, whose paths are destined to cross and how one woman’s devastation leads to the other’s salvation.” This story … Continue reading

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Wild Lands by Nicole Alexander

REVIEW Once again this author has not disappointed. I know this book is classified as fiction, but just reading the Author’s Note that Nicole includes will show you it is so much more. As always, it is the historical reality … Continue reading

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The Secret Years by Barbara Hannay

I thought it appropriate to read a Queensland author as I am sitting here in lovely Rockhampton. The Secret Years by Queensland author, Barbara Hannay, captivated me as much as the descriptions of the wild beauty of the Australian bush and the … Continue reading

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