Genre: Historical Fiction

Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier

Posted August 11, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier

Whenever a new Juliet Marillier book is released I pretty much drop everything else I am doing and devour it in a single sitting and this is more or less what I did with Flame of Sevenwaters. This book is about Maeve, one of the daughters of Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, who was last seen in Child of the Prophecy. I really loved Maeve’s voice. She was prickly and definitely […]

Bone Deep by Bonnie Dee

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Bone Deep by Bonnie Dee

Bone Deep was a really sweet little romance story. Romance novels are sometimes difficult for me to get into but I really enjoyed this one and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes the genre. This is the story of Sarah, a young war widow. Her husband was killed in action about a year and a half prior to the beginning of book and Sarah has withdrawn into herself. […]

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

The Madman’s Daughter is based on the novel The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. This main character in this version is the young Juliet Moreau, daughter of the aforementioned ‘madman’. I confess, I have never read the original, but having seen the two most recent movie adaptations, I am passingly familiar with the story and the setting so was looking forward to this book. Juliet Moreau is a […]

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 4 Comments
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

I had already seen the BBC production of North and South (many, many times!) before reading this book so had a good idea of the story and the setting. North and South, in some respects, is like a grittier version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (another book and TV adaptation that I love). The story and characters are deep and full of imperfections which is why I think I […]