Category Archives: Historical

Wondering Sight by Melissa McShane

I am greatly enjoying the Extraordinaries series for its strong female characters who use their intelligence and patience to solve the problems they are presented. McShane has done an excellent job of giving us stories that are thoroughly researched and … Continue reading

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An Unsuitable Heir by KJ Charles

I will have to admit, this was probably my least favorite of the books in the series. As much as I have appreciated that K.J. Charles has given us such a diverse set of characters (Polish immigrant, half Indian/half British … Continue reading

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The Dire King by William Ritter

With Jackaby 4, The Dire King, we have a satisfying denouement of the series which pulls in all the clues and events of the previous three novels. What seemed unrelated is now shown as intricately connected to one event: the … Continue reading

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Rashomon by Victor Santos

Originally published in two parts (Rashomon and Seppuku) in black and white and Spanish, Dark Horse gives an American treatment of this merging of Japanese Cinema and American Noir. Despite the disparate themes, Santos does an excellent job of melding … Continue reading

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A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson

I came across this first book in the Regency Spies of London from an Audible sale and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, it was clear very early on that I am not the audience for this book. It … Continue reading

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Addicted to Americana by Charles Phoenix

I couldn’t help feeling that Charles Phoenix’s very personal love of nostalgia definitely comes from having grown up in Southern California, especially the inland areas that saw such a huge growth in the mid century. The area was heavily shaped … Continue reading

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Anne of Green Gables by Mariah Marsden, Brenna Thummler

Anne of Green Gables was ripe for a contemporary graphic novel translation: the beloved story of a plucky young orphan growing up in Prince Edward Island in Canada is a beloved classic to many. Those watching the 2017 Netflex show … Continue reading

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