Tag: historical fiction

Book Review : The Romanov Empress

Book Review : The Romanov Empress

Out of the two Romanov books I read this year—the other being I Was Anastasia—The Romanov Empress was my personal favorite. I never gave any thought to the mother of Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Maria Feodorovna, also known as Minnie. This book was clearly extremely well researched and I learned so much from it, despite it being historical fiction. I enjoyed this atypical princess story, but got a little frustrated […]

Posted July 13, 2018 in Book Reviews, Historical Fiction
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Book Review : Bellewether

Book Review : Bellewether

Bellewether is a quiet, moving story that I really enjoyed reading. It is like slipping into bed after a long day—soothing, comfortable, and relaxing. Author Susanna Kearsley effortlessly creates a homey feel that allowed me to place myself in both timelines easily. As such, I loved both narratives in this book, both that of Lydia’s in the past and Charley’s in the present. Each character and her story was highly […]

Posted June 21, 2018 in Book Reviews, Historical Fiction
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Book Review: I Was Anastasia

Book Review: I Was Anastasia

I picked up I Was Anastasia as I have always been fascinated by Anastasia and whether she was alive since I was a little girl. I watched many biographies on Anna Anderson, who claimed to be the Grand Duchess, and followed the news about the Romanov family over the years. So I was thrilled to read a novel that dealt with both Anna and Anastasia’s stories. I Was Anastasia is […]

Posted February 28, 2018 in Book Reviews, Historical Fiction
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Review: Archer’s Tale

Review: Archer’s Tale

I was disappointed with this book. Though written well and obviously researched, I felt that this book was nothing more than a setup for future installments in a series. I wasn’t attached to the main characters and felt that the story was bogged down by all of the constant battle descriptions. I understand that this is historical fiction, with a main character as an archer in King Edward’s army–battles are […]

Posted July 17, 2015 in Historical Fiction
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