Books by Historical Fiction
Lontara Rindu (2012)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 2
Saya yakin, kalau saja sosok Vino dan Ilham diberikan porsi yang lebih, pasti novel ini jadi lebih menarik. Dan juga, coba kalau bab-bab akhirnya gak aneh bin so nge-twist tapi gagal, pasti bisa lebih logis dan gak terlalu nyesel membaca novelnya.Jujur aja sih, bab pertama saja sudah pingin melet...
The Second Thanksgiving (2000)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 4
The Second Thanksgiving is a very good read, although not what I expected. I picked it up as a kindle freebie and finally got around to reading it over the Thanksgiving holiday. I was expecting a nice, light read as most holiday books are. Instead, I discovered a well-researched history with deep...
Buffalo Music (2008)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 1
Interesting. It's a good way to introduce a younger audience to this particular issue and that time in our history. I like that the author based the book on the true events surrounding the life of Mary Ann Goodnight. The writing in terms of the word choices, the length of the sentences, and the a...
Take Me With You (2010)
3.12 of 5 Votes: 4
it's a story with a lot of promise. two best friends, living in an orphanage in italy at the end of WWII, both looking for a family. however, for me, the book just fell flat. the characters felt hollow, and the book itself was not engaging at all. everything was too simplified. how convenien...
Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons (2010)
3.44 of 5 Votes: 5
I did not expect the book to follow the original so closely while pairing it with the paranormal. Truly, had I known it for what it is, I may never had read it at all. Blissful ignorance. I read it and enjoyed the retelling and was grateful it never utterly squelched Austen nor delved too deeply...
To Come and Go Like Magic (2010)
3.53 of 5 Votes: 1
I loved the way this author wrote - the characters are completely alive, funny and sad. There is a note of commradery (spelling?) in family that you just "get" without the author saying one word about it. It's so funny because the whole story long, the main character is just aching to get out o...
The Best of Men (2009)
3.42 of 5 Votes: 3
I really wanted to enjoy this book. I’d read the author review in the Historical Novel Society’s journal. I knew she’d spent 10 years researching and writing the novel. The size - nearly 700 pages - didn’t put me off. The cover information said that in 1642 one man had to unravel a coded plot to ...
Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (2012)
4.3 of 5 Votes: 5
This is an important read for educators looking to create real change that is driven by... educators. Policy makers are showing us over and over again that the business capital model of education reform does not work. Building up professional capital by creating the conditions for educators to gr...
I, the Sun (1983)
4.67 of 5 Votes: 3
Fascinating "I The Sun" is a very interesting book. I received a complementary copy in return for an honest review. I must say that I was not familiar with the Iron Age or the Bronze Age and I definitely knew nothing about the Hittites.I found this book very informative and enjoyed getting famil...
Utopian Man (2010)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 4
Lisa Lang has great empathy and admiration for E.W. Cole. A man who found his wife by placing an advertisement in a paper, who opened up an arcade where the rich and poor were treated equally, was a supporter of racial equality, and a friend to monkeys. A salesman and entrepreneur who treated ...
Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women's Suffrage (2011)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 1
This is a great book about women's suffrage. I did this book on my literacy invitations for a 5th grade class. This book could be read to younger elementary students, but I would not read it to students below 3rd grade. There are many activities students could complete along with the book. They c...
Honour And The Sword (2010)
4.13 of 5 Votes: 2
The novel is written as a series of interviews or memoirs from France during the time of the 30 years war and so includes a number of different voices put together by a fictional professor - Edward Morton. Sounds complicated? Perhaps, but it works brilliantly. Like a patchwork this method gradu...
Cold Glory (Nick Journey #1) (2011)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 4
During the surrender at Appomattox, Grant and Lee were left alone for a short period,Anderson surmises what might have happened in that moment and introduces the reader to a secret treaty that the two generals agreed upon.When this sought after treaty is unearthed with a clad of civil war-era wea...
Scandals (2012)
3.99 of 5 Votes: 2
After a considerable amount of research, I will be hosting a summer reading book group on this book and am so glad I chose it. The book is definitely an urban/street lit book, but the sex and violence fit the story and (more importantly) it HAS a story. I had problems with the story (including a ...
Daughters of the Dragon (2014)
4.34 of 5 Votes: 3
I enjoyed reading "Daughters of the Dragon," and learned a lot about some of the atrocities that went on during WWII and the Korean War. The book encompasses more than 60 years in time, so there were a lot of gaps in the story. And the author referred to the "comb with the two-headed, five-toed...