Books by Historical Fiction
The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel (2000)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 1
I didn't realize when I picked up this book that it was part of a series, but not to worry you didn't need to read The Midwife Of Hope River.This story takes place during the Great Depression in a small town in West Virginia. I've read a lot of books that take place during this time period, but W...
Stella by Starlight (2000)
4.33 of 5 Votes: 1
"Stella is loved and protected by her strong, intelligent family. She is cared for and watched over by her teacher and her community. But she is not safe because she is a black girl living in Bumblebee, North Carolina before the Civil Rights Movement. She, her family, and her community face frigh...
Fiercombe Manor (2000)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 2
Not what I expected. I was hoping for a creepy ghost story so I was disappointed in that respect. Although there is a supernatural thread that holds the narrative together, this is more a story about women's relationships, mothers and daughters, pregnancy and mental states so not really my thing ...
Fiercombe Manor Intl/E (2000)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 4
An OK read afterall. I'm not so sure the 1930s bit worked so well but I understand in relation to the unmarried mother bit. And, the whole 'prison' atmosphere of the valley, the house and 'the wardens' of Ruck and Mrs J was a bit overdone. Too many Victorian melodramas methinks. Too impressio...
The Way to Stay in Destiny - Audio Library Edition (2000)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 5
I just never felt emotionally invested and I couldn't understand the motivations of most of the characters. Theo's scooped up by a long-lost uncle after his grandparents get too sick to take care of him and for some reason, they head to Florida instead of back to Alaska where his uncle's been liv...
The Way to Stay in Destiny - Audio (2000)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 1
If you liked Glory Be (and even if you didn't) read The Way to Stay in Destiny.Theo must learn to live in a community that isn't thrilled to have him and with an uncle that doesn't want him. His escape is in his music of which he can't understand his uncle's hatred. Who hates music? Theo itches t...
The Gardener of Baghdad (2000)
4.38 of 5 Votes: 3
I came to really like this book. It started a bit slowly, but I became quite enthralled by the way the story developed. I might never have read it if I had not become involved in a discussion with the author on Goodreads, but I am really glad that I did. Baghdad today tends to get a bad press, wi...
Shaking Palace (2013)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 4
Raju Vashishta has written a fantastic children's novel that held my attention from page one all the way to the end. It's an delightful tale full of mystery and adventure that takes place in the magic land of Magija. Four intelligent and talented students have been chosen to solve the mystery of ...
Harp's Voice (2014)
4.39 of 5 Votes: 1
I don’t even know where to begin. I loved Harp, Connor, Emma and Ethan from the first book and their story was so touching and amazing. I really had no idea where this book would lead us, especially with the way Harp’s song ended…. But oh my, Cassie Shine you have out done yourself. This book...
The Final Recollections of Charles Dickens: A Novel (2014)
3.28 of 5 Votes: 2
I did not really find this book enjoyable, but I do sometimes second guess myself, as I am only a poorly educated SAHM and never received a college degree, so what do I know about books and things like that. This author has many awards and nominations and writes for fancy magazines, so he is obv...
Wolf Winter (2000)
4.13 of 5 Votes: 1
I loved this book! Absolutely lost myself in this satisfying historical novel. Wonderful setting and characters. Gorgeous writing too. It's also one that my 15-year-old daughter will love--a great crossover title for teens who crave smart historical fiction (which is far too limited in YA current...
Schwarzer Winter (2000)
4.13 of 5 Votes: 5
This novel, set in the Swedish Lapland in the early 1700′s, surprised me. The rural settlers in the story discover a dead man while moving their goats to a different pasture and mysterious happenings and supernatural events begin to accumulate. It was spooky–not in a cheesy way–and the ending was...
War Work (2014)
4.47 of 5 Votes: 2
I knew nothing about this book when I started it, but the review from India Knight on the cover captured me. Any book held in as high esteem as I Capture the Castle and The Pursuit of Love has to be worth a try. It certainly didn't disappoint. I was utterly gripped from the beginning and adored t...
A Fine Summer's Day (2000)
4.18 of 5 Votes: 4
I rather enjoyed reading about Rutledge's life before the War, and before his PTSD sets in. Even if every time his fiancee showed up, I wanted to smack her, both knowing what is to come as well as for her unceasing shallowness. I kind of wonder if they're setting up one of the other women as a ...
A Fine Summer's Day LP: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (2000)
4.21 of 5 Votes: 3
For newcomers to the Ian Rutledge series, 'A Fine Summer's Day' is the perfect introductory. An intricately crafted plot of seemingly disconnected threads, which are linked at its denouement, serves as a conduit for the fleshing out of those characters and situations appearing throughout the prev...