Review #255

I gave this historical fantasy a 4.2/5 stars It’s the first of a four book series. The romance was clean but sparse overall since the plot focused on saving her friend from the villain and learning about her powers. There were a few times while reading that I felt pulled in too many directions andContinue reading “Review #255”

Review #239

I gave The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff a 4.1/5 stars for this historical fiction standalone. I loved that there were three alternating female POV in different years until their story intersected. There wasn’t much romance in this (no steam) but the little that was there fell a bit flat for me inContinue reading “Review #239”

Review #235

I rated The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain a 3.9/5 stars. This standalone was a mix of contemporary and historical fiction involving a hard theme involving racism, segregation, and murder with dual timelines. Here are my live thoughts while reading: Well the first chapter definitely hooked me. Kayla is in 2010 andContinue reading “Review #235”

Review #171

Title- Sisters in Arms Author- Kaia Alderson Series- standalone Rating– 4.0/5.0 Genre- historical fiction POV- third person, past tense Trope- war Cover– representative of the genre Comps– I’ve read a lot of books in the war set in France recently, but this is the only one with Black characters Plot/Blurb- Grace Steele and Eliza JonesContinue reading “Review #171”

Review #144

Title- The Paris Dressmaker Author- Kristy Cambron Series- standalone Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- historical fiction POV- two strong women in the French resistance, Sandrine and Lila. It’s refreshing that the two POV are female, yet there’s still a hint at both of their own romance story lines.  Trope- war, fake relationship, survival Steam level- 0/5 spiceContinue reading “Review #144”

Review #137

Title- The Cottingley Secret Author- Hazel Gaynor Series- standalone Rating– 3.7/5 Genre- historical fiction merged with fantasy and dual timeline also throws in contemporary POV- The prologue was in first person present tense and I wished that continued into chapter one, but it switched to third person past tense. Frances accounts of 1917 are thirdContinue reading “Review #137”

Review #133

Title- TimeKeeper Author- Tara Sim Series- The sequel is “Chainbreaker,” and the third is “Firestarter.” Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Historical fiction mixed with whimsical fantasy POV- third person, past tense, mostly in Danny’s POV but there were a few random, short inserts from secondary characters Trope- MM romance, forbidden love Steam level- 1/5 Cover– The coverContinue reading “Review #133”

Review #131

Title- Spellmaker Author- Charlie N. Holmberg Series- Spellbreaker is the first in this duology Rating– 4.1/5 Genre- historical fiction mixed with whimsical fantasy POV- third person, past tense. The point of view switches to Bacchus Kelsey mid chapter at scene breaks which isn’t my favorite method. Steam level- 0/5 spice Cover– beautiful and representative ofContinue reading “Review #131”

Review #128

Title- Magnolia Palace January 2022 Book of the Month Selection Author- Fiona Davis Rating– 4.1/5 Genre- historical fiction (with duo time period) POV- There were two different time periods. 1919 and 1966. For those who are super great at math like me, that’s 47 years difference, give or take. They went back and forth betweenContinue reading “Review #128”