Family, Historical Fiction

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

This is a novel where I went in knowing nothing about the subject matter. I know absolutely nothing about tea or tea leaves; I don’t even drink tea (which is something that my family just can’t get over)! I also am completely unaware about Chinese culture, and the ethnic minorities that reside in China. This novel talks about these things…

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Historical Fiction, Science Fiction

Paradox Bound by Peter Clines

I’ve never read anything by this author, but he is definitely well known for his other works. After hearing so many positive things about Clines’ other books, I decided to give this ARC a go. Here is my review: Eli lives in Sanders, a town where nothing ever changes, a town that seems to be stuck in the past. So…

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Family, Historical Fiction

The Good People by Hannah Kent

I’ve been seeing this book everywhere and I really liked the premise of the story. It hints at fairy lore and herbs and changelings, as well as featuring 3 women as the main characters. I was really excited to read this book. So here is my review: Hedged in by gossip and joined by their desperation, three women in 19th-century…

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Historical Fiction, Romance

House of Shadows by Nicola Cornick

I received this novel as an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I love historical fiction but I really don’t read much in the genre. Maybe because the most recent novels out there always seem to be either sci-fi/fantasy or mystery/thrillers. Either way, I relish the chance to read a historical fiction novel every now and…

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Drama, Historical Fiction

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Even before I began reading this novel, I saw it everywhere. It was on the hot and trending list at the local library, on display at all the major bookstores, and so many people I knew had a copy of it and were reading…

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Historical Fiction

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What drew me to this novel was that it was a historical fiction based on a real murder case. And let me tell you, this is a VERY unique murder case. Especially since the accusation was made by the murder victim! Anyways, let me…

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