Historical Fiction Fanatics


Historical Fiction Fanatics

A place for lovers of historical fiction to talk about their latest acquisitions and reviews.

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We're just getting started, so feel free to start a discussion on a particular historical fiction period so we can all swap recommendations!

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Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on November 12, 2014 at 12:48pm

Mr. Samuel’s Penny by Treva Hall Melvin: Book Review & Giveaway

Fourteen-year-old Lizbeth from Queens, NY is spending the summer of 1972 in a small NC town. Can she solve a murder that has the police baffled? Find out why I loved Mr. Samuel’s Penny and enter to win a copy at http://popcornreads.com/?p=7878.

Comment by Bobbie Crawford (NURTURE) on November 8, 2014 at 4:26pm
Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on November 5, 2014 at 12:20pm

Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy: Slavery & The Trail of Tears

Bestselling author Lalita Tademy has done it again with Citizens Creek. Go to http://popcornreads to find out why I can’t stop thinking about this eye-opening historical look into African American slaves’ role in the Trail of Tears and the settlement of the Indian Territory.

Comment by Jerri Hines on October 30, 2014 at 4:31pm

Comment by Book Buzz on October 10, 2014 at 2:02pm

Western Historical Romance For Review

Dearest Darling
By Andrea Downing
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 978-1-62830-566-1
Genre: Western Historical Romance
Formats Available For Review: pdf, mobi, epub

Stuck in a life of servitude to her penny-pinching brother, Emily Darling longs for a more exciting existence. When a packet with travel tickets, meant for one Ethel Darton, accidentally lands on her doormat, Emily sees a chance for escape. Having turned down the dreary suitors that have come her way, is it possible a new existence also offers a different kind of man?

Daniel Saunders has carved out a life for himself in Wyoming—a life missing one thing: a wife. Having scrimped and saved to bring his mail-order bride from New York, he is outraged to find in her stead a runaway fraud. Even worse, the impostor is the sister of his old enemy.

But people are not always as they seem, and sometimes the heart knows more than the head.

For review copies contact:

Andrea Downing
Email: andidowning@gmail.com
Website: http://andreadowning.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/writerAndreaDowning
Twitter:  @andidowning  https://twitter.com/AndiDowning
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6446229.Andrea_Downing
Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/pub/andrea-downing/35/9a9/6b0
BRB: http://bookreviewbuzz.com/western-historical-romance-dearest-darling/

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on October 9, 2014 at 12:13pm

Ruth’s Journey by Donald McCaig: Who Was the Woman Who Became Mammy?

What shaped a small island girl into the force of nature who was Mammy in GONE WITH THE WIND? Read our review of Ruth’s Journey by award-winning author Donald McCaig at http://popcornreads.com/?p=7781 and find out!

Comment by Book Buzz on October 1, 2014 at 12:14pm

Historical Fiction For Review

The Canary Room
By Edwin F. Casebeer and Linda Casebeer
Published: August 2014
ISBN: 978-1494423766
Genre: Historical Fiction
Formats Available For Review: print (only available to qualified reviewers/bloggers), kindle

In the spring of 1945, a young boy in the Pacific Northwest will make a life-or-death decision.

Every morning, Herman "Hermy" Auerbach awakens to the pre-dawn song of canaries. The porch where he sleeps contains dozens of the songbirds. Outside, in the wider world, the Second World War enters its final, bloody months.

Hermy comes to the Williams' house under protest after his parents' divorce, a result of his father leaving home initially to pursue his impossible dream of becoming an intelligence officer. Herman's mother, remarried to a sailor, abandons her son to move across the country and start another family with her new husband. By the time he takes up residency in the canary room, Hermy has already suffered both from abandonment and bullying.

Life with the large, messy Williams clan offers Hermy little relief, although he bonds with the other boys in the family. When the boys hatch a wild escape plan, Hermy finds himself facing death, and deciding if his life is worth the struggle to survive after losing everything.

A compelling story of one boy's struggle to survive the uncertainties of foster care and the war, The Canary Room brings to life the daily challenges of life on the US home front in vivid, historically accurate detail.

For review copies contact:

Anna Carillo
Executive Director
Serealities Press (LTLW, LLC)
Email: acarillo@serealities.com
Website: http://www.ecasebeer.com/

Comment by Jason Post on September 26, 2014 at 1:29pm

Songbird: Book 1 of The War Song Series

“I’m waiting for my life to begin. Waiting for the train to come in,” Ava Stilwell, a young woman eager for life, sings a popular song with the big band that reflects her heart. In the midst of a world at war, Ava has found love, a passion for her music, and new opportunities, but the war still looms over her, threatening to take it all away.

It’s 1942 and World War II has gripped the nation, including the Stilwell family.  Rationing, bomb drills, patriotism, and a changing south barrage their way of life.  Neighboring Fort McClellan has brought the world to their doorstep in the form of young soldiers from all over the country and German POW from half way around the globe. As the travesties and social changes of the war confront this small southern town, faith, hope, and love are all that sustain the lives of Ava Stilwell and her family.

Songbird is an inspirational, historical fiction novel, dealing with family, faith, strong women, and the changing south. It explores many historical elements of the World War II era, such as women’s aid groups, the writings of Ernie Pyle, D-day, radio and music of the 1940's, and the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The War Song Series Website

Amazon Page

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on September 26, 2014 at 11:46am

Rose Gold by Walter Mosley: Easy Rawlins & Black Power Revolutionaries

Check out the new Easy Rawlins Los Angeles crime mystery (set in the late 1960’s) by the iconic Walter Mosley and find out why I recommend it at http://popcornreads.com/?p=7747.

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on September 24, 2014 at 11:31am

Cattle Kate by Jana Bommersbach: Historical Western Review & Giveaway

Cattle Kate is the story of the only real woman to be lynched as a cattle rustler – but it was all a lie. WTH?! Award-winning journalist Jana Bommersbach tells what really happened in this historical western novel & you can win it at http://popcornreads.com/?p=7740.


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