Book Review: Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister

Title: Girl in Disguise Author: Greer Macallister Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Fiction, Adult Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Published: March 21, 2017 Page Amount: 320 pages Goodreads Summary: For the first female Pinkerton detective, respect is hard to come by. Danger, however, is not. In the tumultuous years of the Civil War, the streets of Chicago offer a…

Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Title: The Underground Railroad Author: Colson Whitehead Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Doubleday Books Published: August 2, 2016 Page Amount: 306 pages Goodreads Summary: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into…

Book Review: Circling The Sun by Paula McLain

Title: Circling the Sun Author: Paula McLain Genre: Historical, Fiction, Africa, Cultural Publisher: Ballantine Books Published: July 28, 2015 Page Amount: 366 pages Goodreads Summary: Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her…

Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Title: Norse Mythology Author: Neil Gaiman Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Fiction, Short Stories, Retelling, Historical Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction Fantasy Publisher: WW Norton & Company Published: February 27, 2017 Page Amount: 304 pages Goodreads Summary: Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to…

The Hanged Man by P.N. Elrod

Title: The Hanged Man (Her Majesty’s Psychic Service #1) Author: P.N. Elrod Genre: Science Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Historical, Alternate History Publisher: Tor Books Published: May 19, 2015 Page Amount: 336 pages Goodreads Summary: On a freezing Christmas Eve in 1879, a forensic psychic reader is summoned from her Baker Street lodgings to…

Book Review: The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

Title: The Man From St. Petersburg Author: Ken Follett Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Fiction Publisher: Penguin Books Published: April 1, 1982 Page Amount: 324 pages Blurb From Goodreads: His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his…

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Title: The Book Thief Author: Markus Zusak Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Historical Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Published: March 14, 2006 Page Amount: 552 pages Blurb From Goodreads: It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. ….

Book Review: Half World by Scott O’Connor

Title: Half World Author: Scott O’Connor Genre: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Thriller Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: February 18, 2014 Page Amount: 432 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Inspired by real CIA operations, the riveting novel of a fraying CIA analyst who conducts secret mind-control experiments and the young agent who, years later, uncovers the appalling legacy of the program and…

Book Review: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

Title: America’s First Daughter Author: Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie Genre: Historical, Historical Fiction, American Literature, Fiction Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Published: March 1, 2016 Page Amount: 580 pages Blurb From Goodreads: In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story…

Book Review: The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips

Title: The Devlin Diary Author: Christi Phillips Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction, European Literature, British Literature, Romance, Contemporary Publisher: Pocket Published: April 14, 2009 Page Amount: 427 pages Blurb From Goodreads: London 1672: Physician Hannah Devlin has a special knowledge that Secretary of State Lord Arlington desperately needs. At the king’s Machiavellian court, Hannah is drawn into a dangerous investigation by…

Book Review: Zagreb Cowboy A Marko Della Torre Novel by Alen Mattich

Title: Zagreb Cowboy: A Marko Della Torre Novel Author: Alen Mattich Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction Publisher: Spiderline Published: September 13, 2012 Page Amount: 384 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Yugoslavia, 1991. The State is crumbling, and in the midst of the political chaos secret policeman Marko della Torre has been working both sides of the…

Book Review: A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean

Title: A Scot in the Dark Author: Sarah MacLean Genre: Romance, Historical Romance, Fiction Publisher: Avon Published: August 30, 2016 Page Amount: 352 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Miss Lillian Hargrove has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a…