Tag Archives: historical fiction

Second Best

Varina by Charles Frazier is a story about the second wife of Jefferson Davis. Even though I have lived in the South not far from Jefferson’s last home on the Gulf Coast, I have never had much interest in him … Continue reading

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Muddy Waters

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is a historical fiction novel based on events surrounding the adoption industry during approximately thirty years in the last century. In particular, the fraudulent, inhuman dealings of The Tennessee Children’s Home Society under … Continue reading

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Who Am I

I just finished The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Unfortunately, it failed to meet my expectations. After my disappointment in China Dolls and my awareness of the popularity of See’s latest novel, I was all ready for … Continue reading

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Three’s a Crowd

China Dolls by Lisa See is a historical fiction novel.The story begins in San Francisco just prior to World War Two where three young Asian-American women are attempting to pursue their dreams of careers in the entertainment business. The girls … Continue reading

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Letters Across the Pond

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb is a new novel and the last of my holiday reading. The title however, is deceptive. This is a love story about a group of friends and family and their … Continue reading

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Till Death Do Us Part

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner is one of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th Century. It’s author based the fictional novel on actual letters written by a well-known artist and author named Mary Hallock Foote who lived in … Continue reading

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At the Fair

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford is a sad historical fiction loosely based on events which occurred at and around the 1909 World’s Fair in Seattle. In this novel, a young boy named Earnest Young is raffled off … Continue reading

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