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The Fallon Blood, The Fallon Pride, The Fallon Legacy

By Reagan O’Neal aka Robert Jordan I picked this series up at the library simply because of who the author is. Robert Jordan has written my most favorite book series of all time, The Wheel of Time. He writes beautiful fiction, and I was really intrigued to see how he wrote early American History. I […]

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Vienna Waltz

By Tracy/Theresa Grant I picked up and put down this book about six times at the library. I love historical fiction, but I have read very little about the time this particular novel is set in. Napoleon has just been exiled, and the 1814 Congress is trying to decide what to do with the many […]

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The House of Lanyon

by Valerie Anand I am turning into quite the fan of period fiction.  I love stories told in other time periods- I love picturing in my head what it would have been like to walk those streets or be a participant in the customs and traditions.  The House of Lanyon fits right into that genre, […]

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Beneath A Marble Sky

by John Shors I’ve decided that I love reading historical fiction. Especially historical fiction set in a country that I love learning about. And this was just such a book. Beneath A Marble Sky is one idea of how the Taj Mahal came into being. The story behind the Taj Mahal is that the Shah […]

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The Poe Shadow

by Matthew Pearl After checking this book out from the library four times, I can finally put it to rest.  A while back, I had read The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl, and loved it.  It quickly became a favorite book.  The thing about The Dante Club though, was that it took a while for […]

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Edge of Honor

by Gilbert Morris Let me start off by saying that this book was intense. It really was. It didn’t start out that way, but it certainly didn’t take very long to get there. We start off by meeting out main character, Quentin Laribee, a med-student with a fine gift for surgery. He has the most […]

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The Lady And The Unicorn

by Tracy Chevalier I had no idea what to expect when I picked this book up. It’s predecessor, Girl With A Pearl Earring has been on my to-read list for ages, and I finally decided to pick it up. Except that it was out at the library, so instead I grabbed The Lady and The […]

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Dark Angels: A Novel

by Karleen Koen Where do I begin with this one? There was so much going on in this novel, that it’s difficult to find a place to begin! I guess I can begin with the fact that this novel is historical fiction. Set in the time of King Charles II and the time of Restoration […]

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The Red Tent

by Anita Diamant First off, I have to confess that I wasn’t certain what this book was about. I knew it was a fictional account of what could have happened to Jacob’s only daughter Dinah. When the book first started out, I immediately recognized the setting from Genesis, in the Bible. When the first inaccuracy […]

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Mozart’s Sister

by Nancy Moser This book is the story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of famed composer, Wolfgang Mozart. Historically, very little is known about Nannerl, other than that she was his sister, and that although she herself was talented in music, she never got the chance that her younger brother had, simply because she was […]

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