Genre: Historical Fiction

The Crimes of Elizabeth Darcy by Sophie Turner @sophturner1805 @sophiarose1816 #KindleUnlimited #ThriftyThursday

The Crimes of Elizabeth Darcy by Sophie Turner @sophturner1805  @sophiarose1816 #KindleUnlimited #ThriftyThursday

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ends with the new Mrs. Darcy inviting all their family and friends for Christmas and leaving readers with a happy glow of satisfaction.  But, what came after the happily ever after?  Sophie Turner explores a new harder, darker path for Jane Austen’s romantic couple adding gothic overtones, angsty courtroom […]

Posted April 17, 2024 by Sophia in Book Review, Thrifty Thursday / 16 Comments

🎧 A Grave Robbery by Deanna Raybourn @deannaraybourn #AngeleMasters @recordedbooks #LoveAudiobooks @4saintjude

🎧 A Grave Robbery by Deanna Raybourn @deannaraybourn #AngeleMasters  @recordedbooks #LoveAudiobooks @4saintjude

I think my most anticipated book every year is latest installment of the Veronica Speedwell series.  I don’t hesitate to use my Audible credits to pre-order them, and spend the entire month before the release re-listening to the earlier installments.  A Grave Robbery is book number nine in this fun, well-written series.  I can hardly […]

Posted April 5, 2024 by KC in Book Review / 9 Comments

The Uncharted Flight of Olivia West by Sara Ackerman @AckermanBooks @HarlequinBooks #MIRA @sophiarose1816

The Uncharted Flight of Olivia West by Sara Ackerman @AckermanBooks @HarlequinBooks  #MIRA @sophiarose1816

Dual timeline historical fiction involving family secrets for one woman in 1987 and another woman grits her way into the all-male world of 1927 aviation and a race of a lifetime. The Uncharted Flight of Olivia West fired my cylinders and had me going full throttle through the pages on a voyage of adventure and […]

Posted February 7, 2024 by Sophia in Blog Tour, Book Review / 16 Comments

🎧 A Christmas Vanishing by Anne Perry @AnnePerryWriter @randomhouse #ballantinebooks @RecordedBooks #LoveAudiobooks

🎧 A Christmas Vanishing by Anne Perry @AnnePerryWriter @randomhouse  #ballantinebooks @RecordedBooks #LoveAudiobooks

I’ve always enjoyed the books by this author and for a few years I have been devouring the Christmas series.  I listened to first few through Audible plus, and found more at the library.  I’m not quite finished but the books are unrelated to each other and mostly not heavily connected to the various series.  […]

Posted December 19, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 12 Comments

🎧 A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn @deannaraybourn #AngeleMasters @recordedbooks #LoveAudiobooks @4saintjude

🎧 A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn @deannaraybourn #AngeleMasters  @recordedbooks #LoveAudiobooks @4saintjude

A Sinister Revenge is the eighth book in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery series by Deanna Raybourn, and begins about six months after the conclusion of the last installment.  Stoker is off sulking in foreign lands when his brother, Tiberius, again approaches Veronica with an opportunity she can’t refuse.  As it turns out, Tiberius has suspicions […]

Posted December 15, 2023 by KC in Book Review / 8 Comments

🎧 Inheritance by Nora Roberts #NoraRoberts @brit_pressley @MacmillanAudio #LoveAudiobooks @SnyderBridge4

🎧 Inheritance by Nora Roberts  #NoraRoberts @brit_pressley @MacmillanAudio #LoveAudiobooks @SnyderBridge4

Inheritance, the first book of the  Lost Bride’s Trilogy is right up my ally.  It is a mashup of romance, suspense, some paranormal activity and a mystery two centuries in the making.  In a glorious gothic mansion that just oozes “I’m haunted vibes”, the story starts to take shape on the curse that lives in […]

Posted November 20, 2023 by Robin in Book Review / 13 Comments

🎧 A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn @deannaraybourn #AngeleMasters @recordedbooks #LoveAudiobooks @4saintjude

🎧 A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn @deannaraybourn #AngeleMasters  @recordedbooks #LoveAudiobooks @4saintjude

Veronica Speedwell is a dashing lepidopterist and sometimes crime-fighting sleuth in Victorian England.  She is one of my favorite all time heroines, even when she behaves badly or won’t own up to her feelings.  In A Dangerous Collaboration, the fifth installment in the the Veronica Speedwell Mystery series by Deanna Raybourn, the intrepid Veronica finds herself […]

Posted November 17, 2023 by KC in Book Review / 4 Comments

A Fire at the Exhibition by TE Kinsey @TEKinsey #Thomas&Mercer #KindleUnlimited @sophiarose1816

A Fire at the Exhibition by TE Kinsey @TEKinsey #Thomas&Mercer #KindleUnlimited @sophiarose1816

Set at the turn of the century, the twentieth century, that is, during the Edwardian era, exciting things are afoot for Lady Hardcastle and Flo in their charming Gloucestershire village- an art show and a bicycle race with enthusiastic treasure hunters at the Grange.  Art thievery and murder make the May Day holiday a memorable […]

Posted October 8, 2023 by Sophia in Book Review / 14 Comments