“Although frequently painful to read, The German House is a condemnation of the Nazi past, but also an exploration of survivors’ guilt, as well as families in conflict.”
“thanks to the author’s skill, the plot is tight, the scenario plausible, and the narrative tidy and intelligent, conveyed with a wry undertone throughout.”
Writing good historical fiction is a particular challenge. Not only must an author craft a good story, they have to get the history correct, especially the mood and setting for the plot.
“an exciting tapestry of love, loss, bittersweet melancholy, and adrenalin pumping action.”
Though The Christmas Boutique is the 21st book in the Elm Creek Series, this enchanting Christmas tale can stand well on its own.
“As all good stories do, The Starless Sea immerses the reader in romance and adventure before finally arriving at a heart-warming, enchanting ending . . .”
“The Devil’s Slave is gripping historical fiction . . .”
“Some native Hawaiians today might argue that Captain Putnam was misguided in searching for pirates in the South Pacific, because the real pirates had already arrived in Hawaii under the gu
“Heather Morris reminds us about the human side of the Holocaust and helps us remember with her fine storytelling.”
“Perry is a master of the British historical novel, this time leaving the Victorian era behind and delving into a new but volatile century.”
“Arapaho Summer provides a constant stream of adventures woven through with romance and idealism.”
“Different kinds of mystical pairings are beautifully interwoven throughout the pages.”
The braided narrative is not a new novel form. Authors have long used interwoven but seemingly disparate plotlines to achieve a whole that is greater than its parts.
“Peopled with strong female characters, A Single Thread is a tribute to those women who defied convention and dared to find happiness in a world that had nothing left to offer them
“At times Stealing the Scream is laugh-out-loud funny, but it is always filled with enough mystery to encourage the reader to keep turning the page.”
“a big brava! to Sara Donati for giving us this novel. It shows a writer who never stops improving technically while still burning with passion for her subject.
Geertruida “Truus” Wijsmuller-Meijer certainly deserves to be the heroine of a novel.
“Khemlin has created an unforgettable character and opened a window onto a world more people should know about.”
“If you’re the right reader, you’ll have a soaring experience. If you’re the wrong reader, it will be a crash landing.”
“Triple Jeopardy shows emphatically that Perry’s best writing exhumes the motives of the human heart.”
Jennifer Ryan’s latest novel opens in Ashcome Village, England, in March 1941. A disgruntled Mrs. Brathwaite wonders how a person measures the success of their life.
Well-researched historical fiction takes readers to new (old) places and brings the time and people alive. That is, if the story works as a story.
Lady Georgie Rannoch has come a long way since the Royal Spyness series began.
“heart is . . . what this endearing and enchanting novel exudes.