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reviewed The Gilded Shroud. August 30, 2011
The Gilded Shroud
   The Gilded Shroud is a historical romance set in 1789 in England. There is a puzzle-mystery to solve that brings the romantic pair together, but the story reads primarily like a "clean" …
reviewed Across the Wide River. August 15, 2011
Across the Wide River
"Across the Wide River" is a novel for young adults and adults based on an actual family's biography. It's a historical novel (with a romance) that's rich in historical detail and …
reviewed Pompeii: City on Fire. May 31, 2011
posted in Christian Fiction
Pompeii: City on Fire
Pompeii: City on Fire is a well-written, fast-paced Christian historical novel that contained some romance. It's set mainly in Pompeii in 76 AD. I suspect that both men and women would enjoy the story. …
Louisa and the Missing Heiress
Louisa and the Missing Heiress is a historical mystery set in 1854 in Boston. The title is misleading since the heiress in question was never really missing, just late to tea parties and then killed. …
reviewed Mine Is the Night. April 27, 2011
Mine Is the Night
"Mine Is the Night" is a Christian historical (with several romances in it) set in 1746 in Scotland right after the bonny Prince Charlie insurrection was defeated. This is the second and last …
reviewed The Winter Thief. March 25, 2011
The Winter Thief
   "The Winter Thief" is a historical mystery set in 1888 in Istanbul and in some rural villages along the border with Russia. This book was the third in the series and may spoil events …
reviewed The Shadow Things. March 18, 2011
posted in Christian Fiction
The Shadow Things
"The Shadow Things" is a Christian historical novel set in southern Britain, apparently sometime in the late 5th century. There was a nice level of setting and everyday historical detail to …
reviewed The Second Duchess. March 06, 2011
The Second Duchess
"The Second Duchess" is a historical novel set in December of 1565 in Ferrara, Italy. The story revolved around an intriguing "true life" mystery about how the first duchess died, …
reviewed Say to This Mountain. March 04, 2011
posted in Christian Fiction
Say to This Mountain
"Say To This Mountain" is set in 1929 right after the stock market crash. It picked up immediately after the end of "A Thousand Shall Fall." This book was my favorite of the trilogy …
reviewed The Irish Princess. February 28, 2011
The Irish Princess
The Irish Princess is a historical novel set in 1533-1559 in Ireland and England. The story appeared to be very well-researched, and the author said she kept true to the facts about Elizabeth "Gera" …
reviewed A Woman's Place. February 12, 2011
A Woman's Place
"A Woman's Place" is a Christian historical fiction set in December 1941 through October 1944. It follows four women from very different backgrounds who start work in a war factory to help …
reviewed A Thousand Shall Fall. February 09, 2011
A Thousand Shall Fall
"A Thousand Shall Fall" is a historical novel set in September and October of 1929 and leads up to the stock market crash. This novel is the second in the series, but you don't need to have …
reviewed Catching Moondrops. September 21, 2010
Catching Moondrops by Jennifer Erin Valent
"Catching Moondrops" is a historical novel set in 1938 in Calloway, Virginia during a period of high racial tension. It's also an awesome story and a fast read. It's the third novel …
reviewed Petra: City of Stone. September 16, 2010
posted in Christian Fiction
Petra: City of Stone
"Petra: City in Stone" is a very well-written, fast-paced Christian historical novel that contains some romance. It's set in 106 AD in Petra, Rome, and Damascus. Both men and women will …
Dark in the City of Light: A Novel
---Description---  Baron Harsanyi is a military attache at the Austrian embassy in 1870s Paris. As war between France and Prussia becomes increasingly likely, the need is high for mercury fulminate, …
reviewed Healer: A Novel. June 20, 2010
posted in Christian Fiction
Healer: A Novel (The Brides of Alba Series)
"Healer" is a historical romance set in 6th-century Scotland in the time of Arthur. The world-building was good, and the historical detail was woven into the story. The focus was mainly on the political …
reviewed West to the Sun. February 27, 2010
West to the Sun
"West to the Sun" is historical fiction about an 11-year-old boy and his family traveling by wagon train along the Oregon Trail around 1849. Though not heavy-handed with the historical details, this is …
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