Historical Fiction

Review: Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol by Gyles Brandfreth

Review: Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol by Gyles Brandfrethby Karin

Reviewed by Cara Lynn This is a very dark book, detailing Wilde’s time in Reading Gaol for his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglass. During the time of his incarceration, his wife took their young sons and left the country, but continued to give him an allowance, a pittance, really. Upon her death after a spinal […]

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Review: The Trouble with Highlanders by Mary Wine

Review: The Trouble with Highlanders by Mary Wineby Lynn Reynolds

Review by Lynn Reynolds The year is 1488. Daphne MacLeod is having a really good dream about Norris Sutherland. Norris is having an interesting conversation with his father about Daphne. What I love about Mary’s book is that she has made Daphne an independent woman during the middle ages when women were to take care […]

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Review: The Kingmaker’s Daughter (The Cousins’ War) by Phillipa Gregory

Review: The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Cousins' War) by Phillipa Gregoryby Zarabeth Golden

Reviewed by Zarabeth Golden The so called “queen of royal fiction” takes her turn at the story of Anne Neville who became Queen after the War of Roses when her husband Richard III claimed the throne. I have always loved this author’s ability to fill in blanks from history and create such strong heroine characters. […]

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Why was Flemish Lace Forbidden in France?

Why was Flemish Lace Forbidden in France?by Guest Blogger

Guest blog by Iris Anthony, author of The Ruins of Lace Thank you so much for hosting me on Love Romance Passion! Lace may be linked to both love and romance but it was the passion people in the seventeenth century felt for it that drew me to my story of lace smuggling. People gave […]

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Get into Bed with Elizabeth Chadwick (Author Interview)

Get into Bed with Elizabeth Chadwick (Author Interview)by Keira G

Introducing Elizabeth Chadwick, author of A Place Beyond Courage Keira: Quick history lesson: Tell us a bit about England’s civil war between King Henry’s daughter Matilda and her cousin Stephen. Elizabeth Chadwick: King Henry I had two legitimate children (we won’t talk about the more than 20 children he had by women other than his […]

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Review: Celtic Storms (Celtic Steel, Book 1) by Delaney Rhodes

Review: Celtic Storms (Celtic Steel, Book 1) by Delaney Rhodesby Sandra Scholes

Reviewed by Sandra Scholes Darina O’Malley is distraught at the knowledge that her cousin, Kyra is to be betrothed to a man she does not know – he might as well be a stranger as far as she is concerned. She knows there are secrets about her clan that could undo them, but she is […]

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Review: Aries Fire (Sign of the Times, Book 1) by Elaine Edelson

Review: Aries Fire (Sign of the Times, Book 1) by Elaine Edelsonby Sandra Scholes

Reviewed by Sandra Scholes Though set in the time of the Roman Empire, this novel will have the reader travelling around the world with its vast places and rich characters. Hypatia of Alexandria has been murdered, and no one knows why, let alone who. Seira, her illegitimate daughter is left alone as a result, and […]

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The Uncrowned Kings of Ireland

The Uncrowned Kings of Irelandby Guest Blogger

Guest Blog by Jeanette Baker, author of Nell My novel, NELL, is the story of the Geraldines or, more familiarly, the Fitzgeralds of Munster, “a family so wealthy and powerful they were called the uncrowned kings of Ireland. Their lands encompassed Desmond and South Munster and nearly all the counties of Kildare, Meath, Dublin and […]

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