Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

The Reserve

—2.5— What to say, what to say?  I got this book in the clearance bin!  Score.  What else… No, it wasn’t that terrible actually.  But The Reserve by Russell Banks is not a book I’m going to go out of … Continue reading

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The Piano Teacher

—4— In 1941, Will Truesdale arrives in Hong Kong.  He begins an affair with the glamorous Trudy Liang.  Their relationship continues during the Japanese occupation of China during WWII.  They both make decisions to try and survive and succeed during … Continue reading

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Remarkable Creatures

—3— Sometimes I wished I had studied to be a paleontologist, because, well, fossils are cool!  But then I think that would be very dusty and dirty and there would be a lot of camping and such.  But I can … Continue reading

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Outlander

How about a good old-fashioned book review?  About time you say?  Agreed. —2.5— Alas fellow readers!  I had wished to love this book.  I had dreams of finding a new series to read.  I had thought that it would enthrall … Continue reading

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The Masque of the Black Tulip

—2— I am finally writing a review for the second novel in the Pink Carnation series, The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig.  Like the first, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, I listened to this on … Continue reading

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The Gemma Doyle Trilogy

—3.5— As further evidence of my extreme listlessness, I am combining three book reviews into one!  Pathetic, huh.  Well, besides my disgusting laziness, there are other reasons for this.  First, this is obviously a trilogy, and so I have the … Continue reading

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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

—4— The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe was getting a lot of buzz a few months back, so I picked myself up a copy and gave it a go.  I had been hearing mixed things, some people … Continue reading

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The Serpent’s Tale

  —2.5— I didn’t want to review two books I didn’t like in a row, but I promise I’m getting to reviews of several books I really did enjoy, so I might as well get this one out of the … Continue reading

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Moloka’i

  —4—  Moloka’i by Alan Brennert is the story of Rachel Kalama, a young Hawaiian who contracts leprosy and is sent to the leper colony on Moloka’i island.  Separated from her family and faced with death and suffering she makes … Continue reading

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