Tag: historical fiction

  • Kristin Lavransdatter – Current Thoughts, Current Events

    I am nearly halfway through the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy, currently reading Book 2, The Wife. This recounts the early years of Kristin’s marriage, including the fallout from Book 1. To say any more about the plot would be spoilers, so I’ll stop there. So far, this book is proving to be far more satisfactory than […]

  • Lincoln in the Bardo (2017)

    February, 1862. As music plays downstairs for the Lincolns’ party, “Willie” Lincoln lies in bed in the White House, slowly succumbing to a sudden fever. His father, tormented by the loss of his young son, begins to visit Willie’s body after it is laid to rest in the churchyard. What Lincoln doesn’t realize is that […]

  • Dear Mrs. Bird – A Lovely Read for Fall

    I first heard of this book from Cirtnecce at Mockingbirds, Looking Glasses & Prejudices… She wrote so highly of Dear Mrs. Bird that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a library copy.  Three months later, it finally arrived! It’s London in the middle of the Blitz, and twenty-something Miss Emmy Lake wants desperately […]

  • When We Were Orphans – A Study in "Meh"

    It’s London in the 1930s, and Christopher Banks has what most people want: his dream job.  After a childhood of playing detective with his best friend Akira, Christopher grew up to be one of England’s leading private investigators, highly sought after both professionally and socially.  In spite of his success, he can’t forget the life […]