Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Book Review: Love Me Two Times by Philip Michaels

Ah yes, the Nineteen-Sixties. Who doesn’t love them, even if, like me, you weren’t there for them. It is an era well documented. Movies, the music scene, books and theatre and photography have all covered the time extensively. I’d guess most have gotten it at least half right. The thing I feel certain of though, …

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Book Review: Another Land by David Carlyle

Where do I begin with my review of “Another Land: Patersons in Scotland” by Author David Carlyle? Honestly, I’m not really sure… I originally requested this title for review because Historical Fiction is one of my favorite reading genres. However, after completing the reading of this book, I’m sad to say that I was sorely …

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Book Review: Heart of the Bison: Neandertals Book One by Glen R. Stott

I recently requested to read / review the book “Heart of the Bison” by up and coming author Glen R. Stott. “Heart of the Bison” is book one in Stott’s “Neandertals” series and yes, I’m aware that I appear to be misspelling Neandertals. However, it seems Stott has done his research. To quote: “Many paleontologists …

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Book Review: New Spun Yarns From Across the Big Divide by Richard Bird Baker

Second Place:Historical Fiction “New Spun Yarns From Across the Big Divide” by Richard Bird Baker is a fun book about cowboy stories narrated by Charles Russell. Russell’s stories are filled with dry humor, wittiness and cowboy lingo from an era long ago. The stories paint a picture of daily life for cowboys. From cattle rustlers, …

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Book Review: Jesse James and the Secret Legend of Captain Coytus by Alex Mueck

Second Place: Humor/Satire “Jesse James and the Secret Legend of Captain Coytus” by Alex Mueck is a fantastical tale full of action and adventure, a roiling good time told with sly humor and knowing. Epic in scope, it lays bare the world of the old west in a way that will leave you imagining it …

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Book Review: Heirs and Spares by J.L Spohr

Wow! What a fun historical read! I love reading about kings and queens. There’s just something so much better about being royalty, then working a 9-5 job. But, “Heirs and Spares” by J.L. Spohr was one of those, where even though it’s written in the language of the time… you can’t put it down! This …

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Book Review: Fall Down Seven by C.E. Edmonson

Honorable Mention: Historical Fiction As C.E. Edmonson’s “Fall Down Seven” opens, it is December 7, 1941. What started out as a regular, ordinary Sunday changes in an instant. “I listened to the rattle of a machine gun and heard an explosion in the distance, but I still couldn’t take in the simple fact that the …

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Book Review: A Voice To Be Heard by Dell Brand

This was one of those books where the concept was just a little too big to fit into one book. The author has a great skill for writing, which is the only reason my rating is three stars, but the details, thoughts and other points the author attempts to weave in to this story. We …

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Book Review:…Like Footprints in the Wind: A Generation Lost by Pamela Atherstone

Best Fiction Book of the Year First Place: Historical Fiction   Pamela Atherstone’s “…Like Footprints In The Wind: A Generation Lost,” is certainly a Historical novel in every sense of the word. I do believe though, that it brings much more to the table than is normally associated with that particular genre. You have a …

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Spirit Fire: Neandertals Book Two

It is with a heavy heart that I begin to write my review for “Spirit Fire: Neandertals, Book Two.” This title is the second book in the Neandertals/Cro-Magnon trilogy written by Glenn R. Stott. I have previously read two of Stott’s other books, including the first tale in this trilogy: “The Heart of The Bison: …

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