historical fiction

I received a copy of Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini for review through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. About the Book: Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival begins in the days leading up to the 1860 presidential election. Kate Chase, daughter of the thrice-widowed Salmon P. Chase, is bright, charming, and firmly ensconced as her father’s political […]


The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje is one of those books that’s been on my shelf for years. In my efforts to read what I own, and because my library had it on audio, I finally picked it up. About the Book: Set near the end of World War II, The English Patient tells the […]


I received a copy of Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb from LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review. About the Book: Becoming Josephine is about what you’d expect, given the title. It tells the story of Josephine Bonaparte, from her youth on Martinique (when she was known as Rose) to her crowning […]


City of Light by Lauren Belfer has been patiently awaiting me for several years now. I was in the mood for a longer book, and it certainly fit the bill. About the Book: 1901. Buffalo, New York. Louisa Barrett is headmistress of the prestigious Macauley School for girls and godmother to Grace Sinclair, adopted daughter of […]


I’ve had The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer since it came out in 2010. I decided it was finally time for me to read it! About the Book: We first meet Andras and Tibor Lévi in 1937. They are brothers, rooming together in Budapest while their younger brother Mátyás lives at home and reluctantly helps their parents with […]