Category Archives: Historical Fiction

The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.

This historical fiction novel about Josephine Bonaparte (throughout the story known as ‘Rose’…until Napoleon prefers her as ‘Josephine’) kept my interest all the way through. Beginning with her life on a sugar plantation in the Caribbeans, Rose is only a … Continue reading

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Crooked Heart

Noel Bostock is ten years old and he has no family. His godmother, Mattie, is a wonderful caregiver for him except… she is beginning to forget things. At first it’s just things like the name of the church they can … Continue reading

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Child of the River

Persomi is born into a poor white sharecropper’s family and has little to look forward to in her struggling life. When she discovers that her violent, abusive father is not her biological parent, her life begins to take a turn. … Continue reading

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America’s First Daughter

‘America’s First Daughter’ is a historical novel portraying the life of Martha Jefferson Randolph (Patsy), Thomas Jefferson’s daughter. The book takes the reader from her childhood through her growing up years, into marriage and motherhood, and later years with the … Continue reading

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The Caxley Chronicles

‘The Caxley Chronicles’ is a two-volume novel about a small village in England during the early to mid twentieth centuries. It centers around two middle-class families; the Norths and the Howards. Both shopowners as the first book begins (“Market Square”), … Continue reading

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The Light Years

“The Light Years” is the first book in a five book series by Elizabeth Jane Howard, chronicling one family’s story in early twentieth century England. The Cazalet family’s story begins just as World War 2 is looming on the horizon; … Continue reading

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I enjoyed this author’s portrayal of the first years of Queen Victoria’s reign. I must confess I am quite ignorant of the details included in her story; the difficulties within family relationships and the influence that Sir John Conroy (unsuccessfully) … Continue reading

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