Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Review: The Thorn Birds

3.5 stars because I can’t decide if I actually enjoyed it or if I just got sucked into the engrossing story.   On the surface, The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough is a sweeping historical epic filled to excess with tragedy … Continue reading

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Review: Victoria

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Although Daisy Goodwin’s Victoria has been on my TBR list since I first heard about it, I ended up seeing the Masterpiece series based on (and written by the author … Continue reading

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Review: The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel My rating: 3 of 5 stars The first book in Auel’s prehistoric epic is, at times, slow with plenty of exposition about the Ice Age world, Neanderthal clan life and … Continue reading

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Review: Son of the Shadows

Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier My rating: 4 of 5 stars Beauty and the Beast set in medieval Ireland. Son of the Shadows continues the epic tale of Ireland and Britain begun in Daughter of the Forest. Like … Continue reading

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Review: The Hollywood Daughter

The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott My rating: 4 of 5 stars Kate Alcott’s novel, The Hollywood Daughter, which I received through Goodreads.com, takes place in one of Hollywood’s most tumultuous eras. Jesse, the daughter of a publicist at the … Continue reading

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