Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped by all that her strong personality will temper the young Amunhotep’s heretical desire toContinue reading “Nefertiti by Michelle Moran”

Read It, Watched It: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

If I had to choose a favorite hobby besides reading, I would choose binge watching television. If I had to pick something besides that, I would pick watching shows/movies based on books and ripping them apart. I’ve yet to watch something that beats the book. In fact, it’s pretty difficult to even get close toContinue reading “Read It, Watched It: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon”

At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve of 1942, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis’s father, a former army Colonel who is already embarrassed by his son’s inability to serve in WWII due to his being colorblind. To Maddie’s horror,Continue reading “At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen”

Book Tour: The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman

The Great Depression has hit West Virginia hard. Men are out of work; women struggle to feed hungry children. Luckily, Nurse Becky Myers has returned to care for them. While she can handle most situations, Becky is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. For these mothers-to-be, she relies on an experienced midwife, her dearContinue reading “Book Tour: The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman”

Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran

When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the 1850s, it expects a quick and easy conquest. After all, India is not even a country, but a collection of kingdoms on the subcontinent. But when the British arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, expecting its queen to forfeit her crown, they are metContinue reading “Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran”

The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

Sandrine Salome flees New York for her grandmother’s Paris mansion to escape her dangerous husband, but what she finds there is even more menacing. The house, famous for its lavish art collection and elegant salons, is mysteriously closed up. Although her grandmother insists it’s dangerous for Sandrine to visit, she defies her and meets JulienContinue reading “The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose”

The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister (& giveaway!)

This book was captivating. I couldn’t stop thinking about it whenever I had to put it down. In fact, I would have to say it’s my new favorite historical novel. The story opens with a magic show and a murder. Officer Holt is the one-man police force of a small town, and is on theContinue reading “The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister (& giveaway!)”