The Silence of Bones Reviewed | ARC Review

The Silence of Bones by June Hur Published: April 21st 2020 Pages: 336 Format: e-ARC Tag: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery, 19th Century, Class-Disparity, Korean History/Culture, Realism, PoC, Murder Mystery | Synopsis From Publisher | 1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” … Continue reading The Silence of Bones Reviewed | ARC Review

How Quickly She Disappears Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann Published: January 14th 2020Pages: 320Format: E-Book (ARC)Tags: Mystery/Thriller, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Realism, Missing Persons, Mothers & Daughters, Sisters, Twins | Synopsis From the Publisher | It’s 1941 in small-town Alaska and Elisabeth Pfautz is alone. She’s living far from home, struggling through an unhappy marriage, and she spends … Continue reading How Quickly She Disappears Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

If You Leave Me Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim Published August 7 2018Tags: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, South Korean CultureFormat: E-AudioPages: 417 | Synopsis From the Publisher | When the communist-backed army from the North invades her home, sixteen-year-old Haemi Lee, along with her widowed mother and ailing brother, is forced to flee to a refugee … Continue reading If You Leave Me Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

Iron Cast Reviewed | My New Favorite Thing

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria Published October 11th, 2016Tags: 20th Century, Diverse, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Magical-Realism, Multiple PoV, Crime, PoC, Race Issues, Twenties, Urban Fantasy, YAFormat: Physical Book, Library CopyPages: 384 | Synopsis From the Publisher | In 1919, Ada Navarra—the intrepid daughter of immigrants—and Corinne Wells—a spunky, devil-may-care heiress—make an unlikely pair. But at … Continue reading Iron Cast Reviewed | My New Favorite Thing

Nectar in a Sieve Reviewed | 3.5/5 Grains of Rice

Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya is an historical fiction novel about a woman's life in India. Markandaya's novel has sold over a million copies and is a classic tale of love, family, and hardship. Synopsis: Nectar in a Sieve is the story of Rukmani, beginning with … Continue reading Nectar in a Sieve Reviewed | 3.5/5 Grains of Rice

The Gallery Reviewed | 4.25/5 Paintings

The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald takes place in the roaring '20s and follows the life of a young girl who goes into service with her mother and the mystery she uncovers along the way. The novel feature real-life historical events and many famous figures. Synopsis: When Martha gets … Continue reading The Gallery Reviewed | 4.25/5 Paintings

Romanov Reviewed | 4/5 Matryoshka Dolls

Romanov by Nadine Brandes An historical fiction account of the last days of the Romanov family. Romanov - Nadine Brandes Romanov by Nadine Brandes is the story of Anastasia, Nastya, Romanov and her family as they are exiled to Siberia to await their fate at the hands of the Bolsheviks. The book weaves together fact … Continue reading Romanov Reviewed | 4/5 Matryoshka Dolls