Showing posts from February, 2021

Dual-Timeline/Romantic Suspense Book Review: The Lady in Residence

About the Book Book:  The Lady in Residence   Series: Doors to the Past   Author: Allison Pittman   Genre: Dual-Timeline/Romantic Suspense   Publisher: Barbour Fiction   Release Date: February 1, 2021 Click here to purchase a copy of this novel. Publisher's Book Description “Can a Legacy of Sadness be Broken at the Menger Hotel?   Visit historic American landmarks through the Doors to the Past series. History and today collide in stories full of mystery, intrigue, faith, and romance.   Young widow Hedda Krause checks into the Menger Hotel in 1915 with a trunk full of dresses, a case full of jewels, and enough cash to pay for a two-month stay, which she hopes will be long enough to meet, charm, and attach herself to a new, rich husband. Her plans are derailed when a ghostly apparition lures her into a long, dark hallway, and Hedda returns to her room to find her precious jewelry has been stolen. She falls immediately under a cloud of suspicion with her haunting tale, bu

Historical Fiction: The Thief of Blackfriars Lane

About the Book Book:  The Thief of Blackfriars Lane   Author: Michelle Griep   Genre: Historical Fiction   Publisher: Barbour Fiction   Release Date: January 1, 2021 Click here to purchase a copy of this book.   Publisher's Book Description "There’s Often a Fine Line Between a Criminal and a Saint   Constable Jackson Forge intends to make the world safer, or at least the streets of Victorian London. But that’s Kit Turner’s domain, a swindler who runs a crew that acquires money the old-fashioned way—conning the rich to give to the poor. When a local cab driver goes missing, Jackson is tasked with finding the man, and the only way to do that is by enlisting Kit’s help. If Jackson doesn’t find the cabby, he’ll be fired. If Kit doesn’t help Jackson, he’ll arrest her for thievery. Yet neither of them realize those are the least of their problems. "   My Review Whenever I venture into the pages of a novel written by Michelle Griep, I do so with all the wonder and

Historical Fiction Book Review: Beauty among Ruins

About the Book Book:  Beauty Among Ruins   Author: J’nell Ciesielski   Genre: Historical Fiction   Publisher: Thomas Nelson   Release Date: January 12, 2021 Click here to purchase a copy of this novel.   Publisher's Book Description "American socialite Lily Durham is known for enjoying one moment to the next, with little regard for the consequences of her actions. But just as she is banished overseas to England as a “cure” for her frivolous ways, the Great War breaks out and wreaks havoc. She joins her cousin in nursing the wounded at a convalescent home deep in the wilds of Scotland at a crumbling castle where its laird is less than welcoming.   Alec MacGregor has given his entire life to preserving his home of Kinclavoch Castle, but mounting debts force him to sell off his family history bit by bit. Labeled a coward for not joining his countrymen in the trenches due to an old injury, he opens his home to the Tommies to make recompense while he keeps to the sha