Category Archives: Historical

Southbound! Glorious Summers by Zidrou and Jordi Lafebre

As the title suggests, this is a somewhat autobiographical and very romantic memory of the author during one Summer in 1970s Belgium. We have a family without much means but a lot of heart who give us a wonderful reminder … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Boy by Lindsey Davis

First a personal note – I’ve read all the Davis books over the years and while I consume large amounts of audio books in general, I have always steered away from them when it comes to Lindsay Davis, primarily because … Continue reading

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The Bird and The Blade by Megan Bannen

The Bird and the Blade is a retelling of the Opera Turandot. If you have never heard of Pucchini’s 1924 unfinished piece, that’s not surprising. Reviews through history have been polarizing, especially since it was completed by someone other than … Continue reading

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Maulever Hall by Jane Aiken Hodge

Maulever Hall was a fun read if only to compare how historical romances have changed since it was originally written in the 1970s. Back then, you didn’t need sex to sell, the heroine didn’t have to constantly show how anachronistically … Continue reading

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Game of Secrets by Kim Foster

This is likely going to be one of my most disappointing reads this year considering the premise sounded so interesting and the book began promisingly enough. But by half way through, this began to hit every trope/cliche in the YA … Continue reading

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The Family Trade by Justin Jordan (Author), Nikki Ryan (Author), Morgan Beem (Artist)

There is a fine line to tread with an alternate universe book – mostly having to do with asking yourself if the author created a plausible world or if it is just lazy story writing and the author couldn’t be … Continue reading

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The White Sultana by Pierre Christin and Annie Goetzinger

The White Sultana will likely be categorized as an indulgence to two very beloved French comic artists/writers: Pierre Christin and Annie Goetzinger. Their pairing for this story is serendipidous: Goetzinger, known for her knowledge/love of fashion, perfectly captures this historical … Continue reading

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