Books I read on vacation: mini-reviews
Children and YA / Contemporary Fiction / Historical Fiction / Part of a Series / Science Fiction

Books I read on vacation: mini-reviews

I don’t normally write catch-up reviews, for two reasons.  First, I read these books in the middle of July so I don’t remember them so well, and I wasn’t exactly taking notes.  And second, I’m not a big fan of the mini-review.  You know I like to go on and on about a book.  But … Continue reading

The Dutch Girl by Donna Thorland
Highly Recommended / Historical Fiction / Recent Release / Review Requests and ARCs / Uncategorized

The Dutch Girl by Donna Thorland

If you’re looking for really good historical fiction with a touch of romance, I highly recommend Donna Thorland, who writes about the American Revolution. This is my second book by Thorland; I previously reviewed her Mistress Firebrand. Thorland’s writing stands out to me because it’s so rich in detail, and it focuses on historical settings … Continue reading

The Longest Night by Andria Williams
Highly Recommended / Historical Fiction / New to Me Author / Recent Release / Review Requests and ARCs

The Longest Night by Andria Williams

The Longest Night is a novel based on true events that took place at one of the country’s earliest nuclear reactors in Idaho Falls in 1961. Paul and Nat Collier are a young couple who move to Idaho Falls in 1959 so Paul can take a job at the nuclear reactor. Paul is an Army … Continue reading

The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Challenges / Highly Recommended / Historical Fiction / New to Me Author

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

This book brought back lots of memories of my trip a few years ago to Australia. We learned a lot about the aboriginal population and how they suffered when the British settled there. We also learned a lot about their way of life, including hunting and agricultural practices. Kate Grenville’s award winning book describes an … Continue reading