Genre: Historical

United States of Books – The Known World

United States of Books – The Known World

    This week takes us to Virginia with The Known World by Edward P. Jones. Entertainment Weekly says – This award-winning examination of man’s ownership of man refuses to succumb to the calcifying effect of history, presenting Virginia’s past as raw, urgent and human.  The Known World by Edward […]

Posted August 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 3 Comments

The Crown’s Game – Evelyn Skye

The Crown’s Game – Evelyn Skye

I have heard some amazing things about Evelyn Skye’s debut The Crown’s Game for months. I was so excited when it finally came up on my “read this week” list that I bumped all the others down a spot. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into and hoped I would […]

Posted May 11, 2016 by Laura in Blog Tours, Giveaway, Reviews / 2 Comments

The Mirror Thief – Martin Seay

The Mirror Thief – Martin Seay

The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay was an impressive melding of three very different stories into one. Starting at the Venetian casino in Las Vegas in 2003, Curtis is seeking a man named Stanley who owes a gambling debt. Tracking him through the city, Curtis comes upon a book. The book is Stanley’s favorite […]

Posted May 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

The Mothers – Rod Jones

The Mothers – Rod Jones

 The Mothers was a unique look at three generations of women; all with a big similarity at the heart of them. While strong, these women struggled to overcome the situations life threw at them. Spanning from the early 1900’s to modern times, it showed how far reaching one person’s decisions […]

Posted April 7, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

The Dig – John Preston

The Dig – John Preston

I had vaguely heard of the Sutton Hoo discovery when I requested this book. But I liked the synopsis of a retelling of an important historical discovery. Kindof like Indiana Jones in book form. Well The Dig was not Temple of Doom, but it was a fast, fun read that […]

Posted April 6, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

The Last Days of Magic – Mark Tompkins

The Last Days of Magic – Mark Tompkins

The Last Days of Magic is a sweeping epic that I really enjoyed, even though I was lost most of the time. I do not tend to do well with epic stories. The Lord of the Rings series almost broke me with the ridiculous amount of characters and the over description of […]

Posted March 3, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Into The Dim – Janet B. Taylor

Into The Dim – Janet B. Taylor

Into The Dim is described as Outlander for teens. Since I have not read any in the Outlander series (I know, I know, no judging. I have heard they are amazing, but I hesitate to start another new series) I can’t compare the two. What I can say is that Into […]

Posted February 24, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Mercer Street – John Heldt

Mercer Street – John Heldt

Mercer Street is the tale of three women, Grandmother, Daughter and Grandmother, who meet a scientist who tells them he can allow them to travel back in time. With little questioning, they take this man up on his offer and Grandma decides they need to travel back to when she […]

Posted February 20, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments