Fall TBR

  Fall is here! My favorite season. Obviously, every season is special in its own way but fall stands out from the crown for me. There is something so very charming and romantic about the color change and the fresh crispy air, misty mornings and warm spicy drinks, harvest and new beginnings. I always feel…

Review: The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb

The life of a small English town is not always as monotonous and dull as you may expect. Moreover, the people are not who they pretend to be. Rachel is an educated young woman, working as a governess. She lost her family years ago and when a handsome businessman declares his love and asks her…

Review: The Unseen by Katherine Webb

  1911 Cat Morley is sent to the country to work as a maid in Vicar Canning’s house. Cat is independent, free-spirited, former suffragette is having a difficult time to adjust to her life in the village. She is a shadow of her own self, haunted by the guilt of letting her best friend Tess…

Review: The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

Rose is a typist at the New York police station in the mid-1920’s. She grew up in an orphanage and was raised to be modest and not to draw attention to herself. As Rose describes herself, she is just average and lacks self-confidence. She is lonely and doesn’t befriend with other colleagues. When a new…

Review: My Notorious Life by Kate Manning

Being born in a poor Irish family in 1860s New York, Axie Muldoon’s life turns to be more than uneasy. Living with her mother, little sister and an abusive uncle in a one-room apartment is not easy. When Axie’s mother gives birth to another baby, taking care of her older children seem impossible. They are…

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…

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…

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…