Review: The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich

Let me just say that I wish this novel was longer! Three hundred pages are not enough for this amazingness. Hannah is a Jewess, a midwife, and a wife living in the 16th century Venice. Her husband was captured and sold into slavery on Malta. When he realized that nobody is going to save him,…

Review: Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

Margaret is Tudor Princess and the sister to Arthur King of England, Henry, and Mary. She knows well her duty and ready to play her role. In order to sustain peace between England and Scotland, Margaret must marry James King of Scotland, a man she never even seen before. Leaving her country, her brothers, little…

Holocaust & WWII Books Recommendation

Hi, since today is the Holocaust Remembrance Day, and people are honoring the memory of six million European Jews were killed during WWII. I’ve had an idea to share with you some of my favorite books about the Jews during the war.   ◇   The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff Emma and Jacob are newly wedded….

Review: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

This novel follows the stories of three women during the World War II. Caroline Ferriday is a wealthy socialite lives a glamorous life in New York City. Despite living across the ocean from the war zone, she finds a way to be involved and take part in the war matter; she works at the French…

The Boyfriend Tag

I was just reading an article at Barnes & Noble about how fictional men have ruined us the readers for actual men. I know my expectations got higher after I read Jane Eyre and Gone with the Wind. Who can actually compete with Mr. Rochester and Rhett Buttler? So, I’ve seen this Tag around for a while now,…

Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

This is what happens when Alice in Wonderland meets the Night Circus. Scarlett and her little sister Donatella are living on an isolated island, dreaming of getting away from their abusing father. Scarlett is about to marry a rich Count she never even met. However, she would do anything to find her and her sister…

Review: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The WWI has just ended and Tom is desperately seeking for peace. He is tired of fighting and watching people die in front of his eyes. He needs a quiet place, to clear up his mind and recover. By arriving in a small town in Australia, he is offered a position as a lighthouse keeper…

Review: The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearsons

  Lia, the Princess of Morrighan successfully escapes the Komizar of Venda. She, Rafe the Prince of Dalbreck and a few loyal soldiers are now traveling to the safe lands. In Dalbreck Rafe finds out that, his father died and now, he has to take his place on the throne. Lia has worries of her…

2017 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

I’m so excited to join the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, that was created by Passages to the Past. Looking forward to reading some new and amazing books, because there is no such thing as too many historical fiction novels! Here are the few that I’m planning on reading during the challenge:  

Author of the Month – Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory to me is a perfect blend of historically accurate events and author’s crazy imagination. When I read her novels, it is like going back in time. It is very easy to get involved with the story. At this point, after reading about 8-10 of her novels, I like how all these historical figures…

My Favorite Childhood Books

When I think of my favorite childhood books, three come right to my mind! The first book I remember myself reading as a child is the Wizard of Oz. This book is full of magic, fantastic creatures, witches, wizards, and adventures. I was so enchanted by that world and by Dorothy’s adventures there and the…

Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

  It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know, By the name of Annabel Lee.. I previously read The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare, so I was more or less familiar with the Shadowhunter’s world. However, I was still a…