Category Archives: Historical Fiction

The Glass-Blowers

“The Glass-Blowers” tells the story of a middle-class family in France just before and during the French revolution. Sophie Busson is the daughter of a master glassmaker and his wife, with three brothers and one sister. Her mother is formidable, … Continue reading

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The Cartographer of No Man’s Land

Angus MacGrath is an artist and coastal trader from Nova Scotia. “…sailing the Lauralee fed something deep, made him feel part of the grand sweep’’ – not of history, but of the sun’s first rays breaking over the curve of … Continue reading

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Titans

Samantha Gordon had from childhood known that she was adopted. Separated from her twin brother at birth, she begins to question who she is and where she came from. Throughout this novel, Samantha is seeking answers to her heritage and … Continue reading

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Someone Knows My Name

“Do you hate me?” he asked. “Should I?” “Might you not hate all white men indiscriminately? You would have good reason.” I poured myself more water from the carafe. “If I spent my time hating, my emotions would have been … Continue reading

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Glory Over Everything

When I found this book on the library ‘New Reads” shelf, it looked intriguing and since it was one of my favorite genres (historical fiction), I picked it up and brought it home. Although I haven’t had as much time … Continue reading

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A Memory of Violets

When Matilda Harper takes on a new job as assistant housemother for a charity, she has no idea what is ahead for her. Leaving her country home in the Lake District, Tilly finds not only satisfaction in her new work, … Continue reading

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All the Light There Was

“In writing All the Light There Was, I wasn’t interested in outsized heroism; I was interested in small defiant acts that make dignity and integrity possible in the face of a brutal occupation. It was a time when there was … Continue reading

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