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Title: Hope in the Dark by Hannah Wright Pages: 420 Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Publisher: Self-published (May 25th, 2021) Summary: Broken hearts, a town torn apart, and a new job. What could possibly go wrong? Moving into the great unknown of Featherlight, Idaho, was a huge change for Elizabeth Matthews. But while Asheville, North Carolina was comfortingly familiar, it had left her with a broken heart and a determination to never trust a… Read More

Title: All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 368 Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Publisher Revell (Sept. 5th, 2017) Summary Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn’t approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman… Read More

Title: No Ocean Too Wide (McAlister Family #1) by Carrie Turanksy Pages: 368 Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Publisher Waterbrook & Multnomah (June 25th, 2019) Summary Between the years of 1869 to 1939 more than 100,000 poor British children were sent across the ocean to Canada with the promise of a better life. Those who took them in to work as farm laborers or household servants were told they were orphans–but was that the truth? After the tragic… Read More

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! ABOUT THE BOOK Title: Midnight on the River Grey Author: Abigail Wilson Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: July 2, 2019 Genre: Historical Suspense/Gothic Romance She knew the house was keeping secrets. If only the darkness would speak . . . After her elder brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man… Read More

Waiting on Wednesday/Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature, started by Breaking the Spine and continued by Wishful Endings, that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases!  This week’s pick is:

In honor of the recent release of Hester Fox’s debut novel, The Witch of Willow Hall, today I’m sharing with you all my thoughts about the book as well as how you can have the chance to win a copy, plus a fun and festive prize pack! Title: The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox Pages: 368 Genre: Historical Fiction Published by: Harlequin’s Graydon House Books (Oct. 2nd, 2018) Summary Two centuries after the Salem witch trials,… Read More

Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Pages: 388 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical, Romance Published by: Atria Books (June 13th, 2017) Summary Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the… Read More

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature started by Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases!  This week’s book is: Come from Away Releasing April 24th, 2018! Synopsis From the bestselling author of Tides of Honour and Promises to Keep comes a poignant novel about a young couple caught on opposite sides of the Second World War. In the fall of 1939, Grace Baker’s three brothers, sharp and proud in their uniforms, board Canadian ships… Read More

Title: The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees Pages: 376 Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance Published by: Berkley (May 3rd, 2011) Summary A richly imagined, remarkably written story of the woman who created Little Women– and how love changed her in ways she never expected. Deftly mixing fact and fiction, Kelly O’Connor McNees returns to the summer of 1855, when vivacious Louisa May Alcott is twenty-two and bursting to free herself from family… Read More

Title: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters Pages: 387 Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Mystery Published by: Amulet Books (Apr. 2, 2013) Summary In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate… Read More