1 star · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Young Adult

When We Caught Fire

You know what, I really couldn't care less about the story. There was literally nothing that caught my attention as I struggled through the first hundred pages. There is nothing interesting about Fiona. She is really there to be the wallflower of the story. As for Emmeline, I found her disdainful. I didn't like her… Continue reading When We Caught Fire

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4 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews

Carnegie’s Maid

This was something that I had managed to enjoy fully for a long time. It's a simple story, about a woman who becomes the maid of a wealthy landowner. And they fall in love. But it isn't that kind of story. It is a story of survival, as this maid is not who she is.… Continue reading Carnegie’s Maid

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Young Adult

Carols And Chaos

If there is something that I know I dislike about a regency romp, this will be it. Kate and Matt ate entirely bland and boring. They are proper as people are in those times. But unlike the one time it actually worked, because there were actually consequences. There isn't anything that really mattered to Kate.… Continue reading Carols And Chaos

2 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Young Adult

Suitors And Sabotage

Disappointed. I was expecting a fun regency romp and this is isn't anything that has really fascinated me at all. I was hoping for a fun ride which her previous work was. And I didn't care about any of the characters. They seem rather paper thin and I feel as though nothing was really developed.… Continue reading Suitors And Sabotage

4 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Literary · Reviews · Romance · Women's Fiction

The Masterpiece

By all means this was far better than her previous. Set in the late roaring twenties and the early depression and the 1970s, this was a book which talked a lot about art. But mostly about what it is like to be a woman during that time. Clara is the shining example of the story.… Continue reading The Masterpiece

4 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Intrigue · Literary · Mystery · Paranormal · Reviews

Bohemian Gospel

This was something that I liked incredibly much. Even as the last chapters had me mostly wondering what happened and whether there was time skip. But the story opens in a way that is unforgettable and even later never loses sight of who Mouse is as a character. And for all that she is, she… Continue reading Bohemian Gospel

4 stars · 5 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Intrigue · Literary · Reviews

World Without End

I feel that this is the strongest entry in the series. Unlike Pillars of the Earth, where it was at times dragging here I feel that the world came alive, and I cared for almost every character here. Regardless of who they were. And it all begins when a boy becomes a carpenter's apprentice. Merthin… Continue reading World Without End

2 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Intrigue · Reviews

Song Of Isabel

Mostly I'm just not sucked into the world. And that the story didn't seem to have any idea what it intends to be. For a historical romance, there isn't a lot of scenes building who she is married to. For court intrigue, there isn't any good maneuvers. Mostly because of how limited the time period… Continue reading Song Of Isabel

1 star · Adventure · America · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews

The Pirate Bride

In expectations I wanted something like a sea voyage with a woman who was married to a pirate. It is interesting in the premise, but the book was a sore disappointment. I didn't like any of the characters, which they didn't make me hate them but I also disliked them. A lot. The plot being… Continue reading The Pirate Bride

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Mystery · Reviews · Uncategorized

Tsarina

This was far more disappointing than I imagined. The title it gave bad me thinking that the story was about Natalya and her becoming the Tsarina. But instead, it was mostly her on the run. Mostly her trying to keep everything together but failing miserably. I mean it. Natalya doesn't change the book, she simply… Continue reading Tsarina

3 stars · 4 stars · Action · Adventure · America · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Vengeance Road

This was incredibly okay. I didn't like the entire book, but I don't hate it either. The story was predictable in some way and not in another. I guess it is just something about the setting. There will be a lot of travelling, and a lot of moments where nothing happens. And also, they always… Continue reading Vengeance Road

4 stars · 5 stars · Adult · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Literary · Reviews · Uncategorized · Women's Fiction

The Corsican Woman

I enjoyed the story for what it was. A rather tragic tale, beginning with Sybilla forced into a marriage, her eventually learning to adapt and change, a chance for something new and have it taken away from her. I felt for her, the beginning showed how much she didn't have. She could only learn to… Continue reading The Corsican Woman

4 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Uncategorized

The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue

Well, this wasn't exactly the sort of hilarity I was expected. But this novel is still something that I agree should exist, really exist. Because it manages to make characters which feel real, and their situations and plights to be understandable. We have Monty, who isn't all that likeable. Yes, he is far from that.… Continue reading The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue

4 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Literary · Retellings · Reviews · Uncategorized

The Scarlet Letter

I have to say that this was something that translated so well into manga. It worked the way it did. I enjoyed Hester and her character, that despite all she had went through she still was a decent human being at the end. Despite being labelled as a sinner, she went through life hoping to… Continue reading The Scarlet Letter

3 stars · America · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Romance · Uncategorized

A Hope Divided

This was okay. It is just that I am rarely into historical romances, and well this managed to make me read through the story without ever skimming. A little rare. But most importantly, was that their relationship was slow. There were moments where it was held back, but I get it. Or moments where nothing… Continue reading A Hope Divided

4 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Literary · Mystery · Reviews · Uncategorized

The Address

Surprising story and work. Such as how family drama is blended nicely with historical fiction set in America. And well, making me enjoy something like this is difficult. But this book managed. I cared a lot for Sara Smythe and her life. Such as her story, which was not one of happiness but of much… Continue reading The Address

5 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Intrigue · Literary · Thriller · Uncategorized

The Pillars Of The Earth

And this is a book that is the largest I have ever read, yet I have fallen in love with it. Comepletely. The story goes between many characters who are all important. Tom, the first master builder, to Jack, the son of an outlaw and the second master builder. Ailena, who I really like and… Continue reading The Pillars Of The Earth

5 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Romance · tips · Uncategorized · Women's Fiction

Impossible Saints

I really never felt so much agony for the main couple ever at all. It is different from my expectations and even what I expected it will go into. This is a tale of romance that stretches, that will make you feel sad and hope for something. That their seperations are because of their ideology… Continue reading Impossible Saints

2 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Romance · Uncategorized

A Rebel Among Us

DNF @46% I really tried to read this book, but it just really dragged on for too long. I did like the beginning with David and the whole entire scene where he wakes up and learn about them. I found that entertaining. Although I was expecting a romance, but I just didn't expect it to… Continue reading A Rebel Among Us

4 stars · Adult · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Romance · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Playing By Heart

Well, this was a surprise. I never thought I will be able to love historical romances again, or even think of it as anything remotely touching. But this was the right one for me. I mean, Emilia wants to be married and not bound to a convent. She wants more than some Tom, Dick or… Continue reading Playing By Heart