The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivák Set in a small town in Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains in 1972, The Signal Flame is a lyrical, quietly beautiful novel about a family awaiting the return of their youngest son from the Vietnam War. The family has just lost their patriarch, Jozef Vinch, who survived WWI as an… Read More The Signal Flame – Book Review
This series highlights inexpensive, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read. $0.99 The year is 1777 and the war has already broken the heart of Mary Thomsen, a nineteen-year-old colonial woman from Massachusetts. Her brother, Asa is dead — killed by the King’s army, so when… Read More Bargain Book of the Week – Road to Deer Run
TITLE: Hidden Figures AUTHOR: Margot Lee Shetterly PUBLISHED: 2016 FORMAT: Paperback Hidden Figures bills itself on the cover as “The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.” That is a perfect description of the book, which has already inspired a (somewhat fictionalized) movie about… Read More Hidden Figures – Book Review
I read The Paper Magician basically in two days. I got the Kindle version, probably at some kind of a discount because that’s the only time I buy ebooks. I was drawn to the artful cover of the book, with the woman in her Mary Poppins-style dress and umbrella. Knowing nothing about the book… Read More The Paper Magician – Book Review
The Conjoined: A Novel by Jen Sookfong Lee While cleaning out her late mother’s deep freezer days after her death, Jessica and her father find a human body frozen at the bottom. They call the Vancouver police, who find a second body upon further inspection.
This series highlights inexpensive, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read. Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man Who Invented the 20th Century Free, discounted from $2.99 If you want to learn about one of history’s most fascinating minds and uncover some of his secrets of… Read More Bargain Book of the Week: Nikola Tesla
The Hamilton Affair Synopsis: Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of iconic characters such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the Marquis de Lafayette,The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from tremulous beginning to bittersweet ending—his at a… Read More The Hamilton Affair – Book Review
My obsession with historical fiction started with the Cousins War series that I read a few months ago, my first experience of Philippa Gregory. I’ve recently finished her 2002 Romance Novel of the Year; The Other Boleyn Girl which follows the character of Mary Boleyn and the story of her involvement with King Henry… Read More The Other Boleyn Girl – Book Review
A Night Divided If there is such a genre as young adult – historical – thriller, this book is it.