Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Books based on times past.

Review :: Miss Pas Touche vol. 1

A review of Hubert & Kerascoët’s Miss Pas Touche tome 1 SUMMARY “Paris in the thirties. The ‘Butcher of the Dances’ is on the prowl for young loose women. Blanche works as a maid along with the only family she knows, … Continue reading

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Review :: The Fat Years

A review of Chan Koonchung’s The Fat Years SUMMARY “TRUTH IS NOT AN OPTION…. Beijing, sometime in the near future: a month has gone missing from official records. No one has any memory of it, and no one can care less. … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed + Something New: November 2015

Something Borrowed + Something New: November 2015   Borrowed The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Borrowed from the local library and ugh, this book: it gutted me completely. This will be a minireview me thinks? This book is not only … Continue reading

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Review: The Historian

Book: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Publisher: Time Warner Books 2005 Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction, Literature Rating: Source + Date Read: Personal copy + Summer 2005 & September 2015 Recommend: For those that would like a rich take on the Dracula myth. … Continue reading

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Review: Perfume

Book: Perfume by Patrick Susking Publisher: Penguin Books, 1987 Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction, Literature Rating: Source + Date Read: Library + September 2015 Recommend: French historical fiction thriller with a sensorial element. Book Pro’s: All. ALLLL. Book Con’s: – Summary: Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying … Continue reading

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Bitches Book Club Review :: The Long Song

A bit about the Book Club: Nicole: I feel like I should explain the Book Club a little bit before just jumping straight into this post. At the end of May I was feeling sort of “meh” about the Goodreads … Continue reading

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Review :: The Golem and the Jinni

A review of Helene Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni* SUMMARY Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master, the husband who commissioned her, dies … Continue reading

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Tour Review: The Collector of Dying Breaths

Book: The Collector of Dying Breaths by M. J. Rose Format: Review request and review copy sent by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: Book Pro’s: I loved authors way of … Continue reading

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