Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

I don’t usually do this but this time it is necessary! Spoiler Alert: Do not read this review if you have not already read the previous books- Natchez Burning and The Bone Tree! Mississippi Blood is the final installment in … Continue reading

Posted in Detective novel, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Series, Suspense, Thriller | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Girl In Green by Derek Miller

Although this is a story about the war in Afghanistan, it is not easily categorized either as a war story, or an action thriller. Instead it is one of those books that slowly seeps into your consciousness and sits there, … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Exposure by Helen Dunmore

I think we have hit a new bar in evaluating books.  It used to be that if a book held my attention  it was a great book. But now with all the drama going on in the White House and … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Spy/Covert Operatives, Suspense, Thriller | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

I don’t know when I read my first Agatha Christie novel, but I remember it was life changing! I remember being thrilled that there were so many books to read and making a list so I could read them all. … Continue reading

Posted in Detective novel, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Suspense | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

It is rather risky to recommend a book that you have not read so I am greatly relieved and can now say without any reservations that Ivey’s, To the Bright Edge of the World is a wonderful book and I … Continue reading

Posted in Books to Read for an Alsakan Cruise, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Prize Winner, Romance | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell

This should have been an easy book to love, but it wasn’t. I have loved Cornwell’s other books, and have been intrigued by Stonehenge for many years. Cornwell is admittedly taking on a large task by trying to unlock the … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction | Tagged | Leave a comment

My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

As I have confessed previously I am stubborn about reading books that come highly recommended.  It seems like my interest exponentially decreases by the amount of praise a book gets. Yes, I acknowledge I have a problem! So when I began … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prize Winner, Romance, Series, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment