Book Review

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Virgin Queen’s Daughter by Ella March Chase

★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: Ella March Chase writes a book that is completely founded on non-historical information around Elizabeth I, and it is so intriguing. The what-if factor made it impossible for me to put this down. How I Felt: I was excited to get through this book. I wanted to know what… Continue reading The Virgin Queen’s Daughter by Ella March Chase

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The Beekeeper’s Bullet (Wind in the Wire Book 1) by Lance Hawvermale

I was provided this ARC by NetGalley and The Wild Rose Press in exchange for my honest review. ★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: The main character, Ellenor Jantz is a great character. She's full of spunk and personality. Her opening scenes were great, and I thought I was going to really enjoy the book,… Continue reading The Beekeeper’s Bullet (Wind in the Wire Book 1) by Lance Hawvermale

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The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson

★★★★ My Thoughts: What I Loved: The book follows the life of Catherine Parr, last wife to King Henry the VIII. I knew about her life up until his death, but did not know anything about her life after his death. I was so interested in this story! How I Felt: Carolly Erickson writes a… Continue reading The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson