Genre: Historical Fiction

The Promise of Deception by Jessica Sly – Book Review

The Promise of Deception by Jessica Sly – Book Review

Shrouded in mystery and magic, The Promise of Deception is set in fog-shrouded London at the turn of the 20th Century. Tensions between the Irish and English are at a peak. Just 30 years have passed since Jack the Ripper’s unsolved crimes puzzled Scotland Yard. Jessica Sly’s debut novel was […]

Romance in the Badlands by Vickie McDonough – Book Review

Romance in the Badlands by Vickie McDonough – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
October 14, 2021
Book Reviews

Vickie McDonough’s Romance in the Badlands series was re-released earlier this year as individual books. And, now it’s available as the full collection in “one” print book, which is always a great deal. These stories follow the McFarland siblings, and each one builds a little on the previous ones. While […]

A View Most Glorious by Regina Scott – Book Review

A View Most Glorious by Regina Scott – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
October 5, 2021
Book Reviews

What a wonderful story! Its pages were filled with stunning imagery, challenges, intrigue, faith, and romance. It was pretty amazing to picture Cora and Nathan ascending Mount Rainier (or Mount Tacoma, for those in that camp!) without the aid of the tools climbers today find indispensable. For the socialite to […]

The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof – Book Review

The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
September 16, 2021
Book Reviews

Hauntingly melancholic with glimmers of hope, The Gold in These Hills is a poignant story of broken lives mended. This time-split novel finds Johnny piecing together his shattered life and heart. And Juniper (June) struggling simply to survive. I would be hard-pressed to choose a favorite character. Each one was […]