Taken by the Prince
The story begins in 1837 in England, a relatively consistent time period and location for a historical romance, but the bulk of the book takes place in [...]
Author: Christina Dodd
Publisher: Signet Select
Genre: Fiction
Sinful in Satin
Madeline Hunter introduces us to unique characters and a fun plot with this Regency Historical Romance. Miss Celia Pennifold is the daughter of famed [...]
Author: Madeline Hunter
Publisher: Jove
Genre: Fiction
World Building Wonder with Character Discontent
I thought I would love this book. I had heard great things about Marie Lu’s The Young Elites, and after reading the blurb, I thought this would be a book [...]
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin House
Genre: Fiction
People of the Book
In honor of her newest book, The Secret Chord (published in 2015), I wanted to take a moment to talk about one my favorite books of all time, by Geraldine [...]
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Viking Penguin
Genre: Fiction
Church of Marvels
Leslie Parry’s Church of Marvels pulled me in immediately with it’s book jacket; an interesting cover, a clever pitch on the inside, the phrase [...]
Author: Leslie Parry
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Fiction
The Book of Speculation
If there’s one thing I’ve always loved, it’s books about books. Books about old books, in particular, with mysteries to be solved about them. This novel [...]
Author: Erika Swyler
Publisher: Macmillan
Genre: Fiction
Brilliantly Intertwined — A Review of How to be Both by Ali Smith
It’s not surprising that of the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize contenders, How to Be Both took the crown. The novel is multidimensional. It is innovative, witty, [...]
Author: Ali Smith
Publisher: Pantheon
Genre: Fiction
Finding Strength in Childhood Suffering: Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child
Crafting a unique, inspiring, and non-clichéd tale about a character’s “loss of innocence” is a daunting task. But in her 11th published novel, God Help [...]
Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Genre: Fiction
Learning to Live Without Loneliness: Marilynne Robinson’s “Lila”
Learning to Live Without Loneliness: Marilynne Robinson’s Lila Marilynne Robinson’s novel Lila is set in the early to mid-20th century and begins when [...]
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux
Genre: Fiction
Taming the Beast
Heather Grothaus is here with a stunning Beauty and the Beast tale, straight out of 12th century Europe. An atypical era for many historical romance [...]
Author: Heather Grothaus
Publisher: Zebra
Genre: Fiction