Tag Archives: historical fiction

Mummy, Mummy, Who’s Got the Mummy?

River God by Wilbur Smith is the first in a series about scrolls written over 4,000 years ago in Egypt by a eunuch named Taita who attended the young Queen Lostris of a much older Pharoh Mamose. Although the author … Continue reading

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Off With His Head

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory is a recent historical fiction novel which takes place during the final turbulent days of England’s King Charles. This is a love story of sorts; love between a poor midwife with two children whose husband disappeared … Continue reading

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Expendable Lives

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff  is a historical fiction novel set during and after World War II. It begins in New York near Grand Central Station where an unknown woman has been hit and killed by an … Continue reading

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Turnabout

Neverhome by Laird Hunt is a book sale find which I was impressed with. It is the story of Constance, a young, married woman from Indiana who disguises herself as a man, changes her first name to Ash, and goes … Continue reading

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Go West Young Man

The Living by Annie Dillard is a fictionalized novel about early settlers of the Pacific Northwest territory of the U.S. This is the first story I’ve read about pioneers who inhabited this area and I found it fascinating. Not only … Continue reading

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Living in Fear

The Siege and The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore are historical fiction novels based in Leningrad during World War Two. The first novel introduces a family of three Anna Levin, her 5-year-old brother, and her father who is a writer. Andrei … Continue reading

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Unsung Heroines

I just finished reading The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. It would be difficult for me to fully convey how deeply moved and impressed I am by this novel. This is a fictional history based on a female network of … Continue reading

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