Firefly by India Millar

Warrior Woman of the Samurai #1 ★★★★ Firefly: Warrior Woman of the Samurai Book 1 by India Millar Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance Page Count: 324 pages Publisher: Red Empress Publishing Publishing Date: September 10, 2019 My Thoughts: What I Loved: The main character in this story is Keiko and I loved her SO MUCH! She… Continue reading Firefly by India Millar

Cecilia House by Simon Gandossi

Just the Details: Book:  Cecilia House by Simon GandossiGenre:  Historical FictionPublisher:  XlibrisRelease date:   September, 2019Content Warning: PG-13 + M: This book contains mature themes and scenes with child abuse. What's This Book About Anyway? Life is a precious gift and it can change within the blink of an eye, something Patricia discovered at a young age. After an… Continue reading Cecilia House by Simon Gandossi

Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections by Susan Shalev

★★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: Susan Shalev's writing sucked me into this story. I would be distracted while I was reading by something (a child or my husband) and I felt like I was coming out of a trance. I truly stepped into the pages of this book and was pulled into these character's… Continue reading Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections by Susan Shalev

From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

★★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: I love it when a historical fiction novel takes me on a new journey, especially when it's about World War II. There are so many WWII historical fiction novels written and it is wonderful when a new story emerges from one. How I Felt: Ugh, this book ripped my… Continue reading From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

Silent Honor by Danielle Steel

★★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: The book's main character, Hiroko's determination throughout the book was empowering. I loved to see how she continued to overcome obstacle after obstacle. How I Felt: The book is a love story, so I did feel the love, but the topic of internment camps tugged at my heart strings… Continue reading Silent Honor by Danielle Steel

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: This book wove Ann Eliza's 1875 story with a modern-day mystery and it was so great to read. Stories with time-jumps, going between two stories lines of Then and Now, always intrigues me! How I Felt: I was like a detective trying to figure it all out in this… Continue reading The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: Learning about the early life of Katherine of Aragon was so fascinating. It seems that she is always featured in books, but only as the wife that Henry is trying to get rid of so he can marry Anne Boleyn. It was nice to learn about Katherine before that… Continue reading The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

The Child of Auschwitz by Lily Graham

★★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: The writing in this book was descriptive, yet never over-describing so that I lost interest. I loved the way the author built this story. The timeline would jump back and forth between Auschwitz and before the war. The way Lily Graham made the time jumps helped to build the… Continue reading The Child of Auschwitz by Lily Graham

Courtesan by Diane Haegar

★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: The love story between Henri and Diane de Poitiers was so interesting! I had not read a book surrounding a start to finish story this way before. How I Felt: This story follows Diane and Henri from the start of their relationship. You are happy and sad and heartbroken… Continue reading Courtesan by Diane Haegar

A Man Called Smith by Tanya E. Williams

★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: This story jumps back and forth in time. I liked how I could appreciate the feelings of the characters in current time because I was able to read about their past experiences. How I Felt: There is a lot of sadness in this book. Calla has had a rough… Continue reading A Man Called Smith by Tanya E. Williams