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    Lille de Jong Review + Giveaway

    Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton Paperback Publication Date: July 10, 2018 Anchor Books Paperback; 352 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction     Philadelphia, 1883. Twenty-three-year-old Lilli de Jong is pregnant and aloneóabandoned by her lover and banished from her Quaker home. She gives birth at a charity for wronged women, planning to give up the …

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    THE ROMANOV EMPRESS REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

    The Romanov Empress by C.W. Gortner Publication Date: July 10, 2018 Ballantine Books Hardcover; 448 pages Genre: Historical Fiction   Even from behind the throne, a woman can rule. Narrated by the mother of Russiaís last tsar, this vivid, historically authentic novel brings to life the courageous story of Maria Feodorovna, one of Imperial Russiaís …

  • Last Dance in Kabul
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    LAST DANCE IN KABUL REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

      Last Dance in Kabul by Ken Czech Publication Date: August 2, 2018 Fireship Press Paperback & eBook; 306 Pages Genre: Action & Adventure/Historical/Romance/War & Military     The Ultimate Dance Between Love and War When his superiors ignore his warnings of an impending Afghan insurrection in 1841, British army captain Reeve Waterton vows never …

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    BLOOD AND INK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

    Blood and Ink by D.K. Marley Publication Date: March 28, 2018 The White Rabbit Publishing ebook, Paperback, and Audible; 438 Pages   Genre: Historical Fiction In the tradition of “The Marlowe Papers” by Ros Barber, the debut historical fiction novel “Blood and Ink” tells the story of Christopher “Kit” Marlowe, the dark and brooding playwright …

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    NINE BIRDS SINGING REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

    Nine Birds Singing by Edythe Anstey Hanen Publication Date: December 5, 2017 New Arcadia Publishing Paperback; 276 Pages ISBN-13: 978-0981024158 Genre: Literary Fiction     Maddie is a writer of local history but wants to use her words to unlock the hidden truths that lay just below the surface of her life. But itís magnetic …

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    AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

    Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Roaring Twenties #2) by Jennifer Lamont Leo Publication Date: March 13, 2018 Smitten Historical Romance eBook & Paperback; 200 Pages Genre: Historical Romance/Christian In Jazz Age Chicago, Dot Rodgers sells hats at Marshall Field while struggling to get her singing career off the ground. Independent and feisty, she’s the life of the party. …

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    A SLAVE IN THE SHADOWS + GIVEAWAY

      A Slave of the Shadows by Naomi Finley Publication Date: March 5, 2018 Huntson Press Inc. eBook & Paperback   Genre: Historical Fiction     In 1850 Charleston, South Carolina, brutality and cruelty simmer just under the genteel surface of Southern society. In an era where ladies are considered mere property, beautiful and headstrong …

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    PORT OF NO RETURN + GIVEAWAY

    Port of No Return by Michelle Saftich Publication Date: July 31, 2015 Odyssey Books eBook & Paperback; 244 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction   Contessa and Ettore Saforo awake to a normal day in war-stricken, occupied Italy. By the end of the day, their house is in ruins and they must seek shelter and protection wherever …

  • I was anastasia
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    ‘I Was Anastasia’ by Ariel Lawhon

    Disclaimed: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. The Book: Countless others have rendered their verdict. Now it is your turn. Russia; July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement …