Genre: Historical Fiction

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 […]

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
August 31, 2021
Book Reviews

I have come to expect learning interesting tidbits of scientific progress during the Progressive Era when reading books by Elizabeth Camden. Her knack for weaving history with fiction in a compelling manner makes learning these things a pleasure. Patrick and Gwen were separated by centuries of wealth and prejudice. He […]

A Second Chance by Walt Mussell – Book Review

A Second Chance by Walt Mussell – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
August 24, 2021
Book Reviews

It’s only a hundred pages long. Yet, A Second Chance was the perfect length to tell Kira’s story. It is an interesting novella, packed with information about life, Samurai, and honor in sixteenth-century Japan. And, unlike Mussell’s other historical fiction, this one has the added element of time travel! Which […]

To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano – Book Review

To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
August 12, 2021
Book Reviews

To Write a Wrong has an clever plot with humorous incidents. The interactions between Daphne and Herman were enjoyable. And Daphne’s penchant for swooning was cute and not overdone. Daphne’s attempts at disguising her identity as the wildly popular writer of mysteries only added to her charm. Whenever anyone began […]