Category Archives: Historical

Requiem Of The Rose King Volume 6 by Aya Kanno

With volume 6, we come to the events of the Battle of Barnet. Kanno captures the chaos of the early morning foggy rout, the confusion and false cries of traitors, and how the Lancastrians often ended up killing their own … Continue reading

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Everybody Had An Ocean by William McKeen

With Everybody Had An Ocean, we get all the good and none of the bad that can plague the nonfiction historical genre: the writing is clean, precise, and friendly, the book stays on topic and rarely veers off on tangents, … Continue reading

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Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci, Jose Pimienta

There have been some great graphic novels in the past five years set in the American Great Depression period of history. With Soupy leaves home, Cecil Castellucci explores the surprisingly close and self-regulated society of 1930s hobos and how they … Continue reading

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Daughter of Heaven by Nigel Cawthorne

Wow is this book a mess and incredibly difficult to plod through. Reading like a tabloid version of a historical biography, it’s all sex, more sex, some random facts, a LOT of tangents, more sex, and then some cannibalism and … Continue reading

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The Hidden Heart by Laura Kinsale

Back in the 1980s, I was focused on historicals or science fiction/fantasy and never had an interest in romance at all. But one day at a used book store I couldn’t find anything interesting in either of those categories. On … Continue reading

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The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian

The Lawrence Browne affair is a solidly written Regency romance that ticks off all the right boxes of the genre: scruffy scoundrel, ‘damaged’ noble, loyal dog, dastardly characters, misunderstandings, and a happily ever after ending. If the book adds nothing … Continue reading

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Heartstone by Elle Katherine White

Heartstone follows the trend of so many Austen-inspired novels: the outline of the plot is intact but so much of the charm and wit of the inspiration material is completely missing. In this modern age of ‘tell but fail to … Continue reading

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