The Book Thief
Looking at review ratings it seems people either loved this book or hated this book. I'm 1/4 of the way through and I have to say I don't know what si ...more
Sep 25, 2008
Feb 04, 2008
Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
It’s not often I read historical books on the Revolutionary War, even less often that I read books on slavery. While I live in Massachusetts a state r ...more
May 27, 2009
May 21, 2009
Ransome's Honor (The Ransome Trilogy, #1)

It's no secret that I love historical fiction. I'd been eagerly awaiting my copy of Ransome's Honor by Kaye Dacus. My wait and expectations were rewar
Aug 02, 2009
Aug 09, 2009
A Long Way from Chicago (A Long Way from Chicago, #1)
One word: BORING. I'm sorry, but I had to fight to pay attention to this book. I was going to read the sequel, but forget it, I can't take anymore of ...more
Feb 06, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
The Year We Were Famous

The Year We Were Famous
Carole Estby Dagg
Grade 6 and up
288 pages

Set in 1896, The Year We Were Famous is based on the true story of the author
Feb 08, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
Hidden Voices: The Orphan Musicians of Venice
Hidden Voices: the Orphan Musicians of Venice, by Pat Lowery Collins is a story about three orphan girls whose search for love pulls them in different ...more
Dec 28, 2009
Jun 01, 2009
Ransome's Crossing (The Ransome Trilogy, #2)
Charlotte Ransome, William’s younger sister, is desperate to get to Jamaica to marry her secret fiancé—a man her family does not approve of. She disgu ...more
Jun 26, 2010
May 20, 2010
Another Shore
Started reading the book. It took me three days to get pass the first 15 pages. It was a slow start for me. There were too many characters for me to k ...more
Feb 2007
Jan 31, 2008
The Orphan of Ellis Island
I was excited to read this book. I love Ellis Island’s History. This book however did nothing to pull me in. It starts off slow for me. Granted there ...more
Feb 02, 2007
Feb 01, 2008
Shooting the Moon
**spoiler alert** The writing is smooth and quite good. I (being an Army Brat) love the military facts, and way of life thrown in, because I can relat ...more
Aug 10, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
The Luxe (Luxe, #1)
I actually liked this book, which surprised me. Id read the reviews--many commenting how this was another Gossip Girl, just historical. And how the ch ...more
Feb 18, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
The Heir (Regency, #2)
OH MY WORD! This book drove me nutty with the headhopping. I couldn't keep track of whose head I was in half the time. The characters were likable eno ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
Timeless (Timeless, #1)
There was lots I liked and stuff I cringed a bit at. Dialogue wasn't always natural and she did (what I think all us time travel writers do) comment t ...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
A Passion Most Pure (Daughters of Boston, #1)
The only reason I actually picked this book up was because it was 1) set in Boston :D and 2) set during WW1 and I find so few in that time period.

Apr 09, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Betrothal (Queen's Honor, #1)
It was a free e-book...but this just reinforced my take on the whole King Arthur story...I'm just not a fan of it. Never can get into any of the books ...more
Mar 27, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
Penny from Heaven
Grade: B+

It took me a little while to get into it, but once I did I enjoyed it. It's a historical book, set in 1950s. For a long while you're not sure
Jan 28, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
The Law And Miss Mary (Love Inspired Historical)
Overall fun easy enjoyable historic read :D
Feb 22, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
The Diamond of Drury Lane (Cat Royal, #1)
Interesting way of setting up a book as a play with acts instead of chapters. Overall an interesting story, the only thing that bugged me though was t ...more
Jul 12, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)
I really liked the first book and I liked this one even more. The first one definitely felt more like keeping true to the history it was based off of ...more
Jul 18, 2013
Nov 19, 2012
A Northern Light
So good. So so so so good. I have to say it took me a disc to get into it and to get used to the flash forwards and the telling of the murder. But Mad ...more
Feb 04, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
A Tailor-Made Bride
Fun, easy read...though I think it ended a little too abruptly...and you could definitely see the "plotting" behind this story I think that happens wi ...more
Mar 10, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
So Far From Home: the Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847 (Dear America)
**spoiler alert** UGH - Some of the Dear America books are great. Others not. This was one of the NOT. This entire story was SAD. I don't get it--why ...more
Feb 02, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, #1)
Okay, I'm not quite sure how to comment on this book. The problem is - it's well written, but I almost felt as if there wasn't a "story", but a list o ...more
Jun 27, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Rumors (Luxe, #2)
Again, this was a surprisingly entertaining read. I do like the characters, the historical aspect and the plot. What bugged me was the ending - it was ...more
Aug 05, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
Short-Straw Bride (Archer Brothers, #1)
I have to say I really liked it book. It was a fun easy read.
Mar 18, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Lily of the West (Bloody Jack, #5)
This was probably the least favorite of the series so far. Mainly because Jaime annoyed me to no end. He was wimpy and whinny and every time he spoke ...more
Sep 10, 2010
Sep 29, 2009
Brooklyn Rose
I can say I'll definitely never tell a story in just journal entries. You miss so much. This was decently told, but there was so much more I wanted to ...more
Feb 24, 2008
Feb 24, 2008
The Seer of Shadows
I expected so much more out of this book. Way too much of a photography lesson, and it just left me "ehh" That and I hate it when an author tells in t ...more
May 30, 2008
May 31, 2008
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
My all time favorite book from when I was a kid and still a favorite of mine. I reread it because I haven't read it in forever and I know I have a mil ...more
Mar 11, 2008
Feb 06, 2008
Crispin: The Cross of Lead (Crispin #1)
Interesting. I liked it, but the ending was a little let down...I don't know I was just expecting more to happen, to have more of an idea of what happ ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 31, 2008
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