Historical Book Reviews

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Most recent Historical Book Reviews

On Sparrow Hill Maureen Lang

Reviewed by Lacy J. Williams

Some readers might think reading two time periods at once would be confusing, but Lang handles these interwoven stories with finesse.

While overseeing his…

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Sway Zachary Lazar

Reviewed by Carrie Spellman

Sway is a fictionalized history of different individuals in the 1960s. Some you’ll likely recognize: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Charles…

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As High as the Heavens Kathleen Morgan

Reviewed by Lacy J. Williams

This is an inspirational story and historical romance.

Although she is betrothed, Heather Gordon knows she will never love the man she plans to marry. And…

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Hawk’s Valley: A Good Place to Die Arvid Williams

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

In 2008, Minnesota celebrates its 150th year of statehood. And there have been some historical discussions about the state’s handling of various local…

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Seduced by a Spy Andrea Pickens

Reviewed by Maria Elmvang

Author Andrea Pickens understand how to write so you feel like part of the action, and her characters are delightfully three dimensional. Seduced by a Spy is her…

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Two Brothers - One North, One South David Jones

Reviewed by Diane Snyder

As a young Rebel soldier lay dying of wounds in a Union hospital, he gets a visitor. He and the visitor do not know each other for the visitor is a volunteer who has…

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The Poisoner of Ptah P. Doherty

Reviewed by Michele E. Davis

Ptah, the Egyptian god, brought the world into reality. In Doherty’s book we are thrown headfirst into 1478 B. C., which is the ruling period of Pharaoh…

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The Dark Lantern Gerri Brightwell

Reviewed by Stephanie Boyd

Jane Wilbred takes a new position as the second maid in a London household to escape the injustice of her service in the country for a family who knows of her…

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Life Class Pat Barker

Reviewed by Carrie Spellman

In the spring of 1914 war hovers on the edges of England. Feared by some and eagerly, sometimes morbidly, anticipated by others. For Paul Terrant, Elinor Booke,…

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Tallgrass Sandra Dallas

Reviewed by Beth Cummings

I read Sandra Dallas’ The Persian Pickle Club several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. So it was with anticipation of another great story that I started…

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Tallgrass Sandra Dallas

Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the United States entering World War II, Japanese American’s lives changed forever. Viewed as possible enemies of…

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A Mending at the Edge Jane Kirkpatrick

Reviewed by Laura V. Hilton

Emma Wagner Giesy has escaped from her abusive second husband, Jack, and she is going to the Oregon Territory to help found a communal society. But she…

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Border Wedding Amanda Scott

Reviewed by Meg Sheridan

Reading the synopsis for this book I become very excited at the chance to review it. Never having read any of Amanda Scott’s earlier books, it was a chance to…

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Mrs. Darcy’s Dilemma Diana Birchall

Reviewed by Maria Elmvang

In this entertaining sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Diana Birchall introduces us to the life of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy 25 years later. They now have…

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Skeletons at the Feast Chris Bohjalian

Reviewed by Julie Failla Earhart

Skeletons at the Feast is Chris Bohjalain’s twelfth novel, and for the first time, moves from Vermont to a more historical setting: WWII Germany. …

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