Books by Historical Fiction
Hier (2014)
4.56 of 5 Votes: 2
Though it has been a long time since I have read a graphic novel, it wasn't difficult to remember why I once found so much pleasure in the genre. This particular novel is light on dialogue, but has one of the most expansive stories possible, a story that spans millions of years. While at first it...
Nobody's Child (2011)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 2
I received a copy of "Nobody's Child" directly from the author, Austin Boyd. I was extremely excited to get this book, and I read it as soon as I finished another book. I started this book in the bathtub, like I start most new books- Let me tell you, this was a long bath. I just could not stop re...
Sherlock Holmes and the Needle’s Eye:The World's Greatest Detective Tackles the Bible's Ultimate Mysteries (2013)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 2
I bought this on a three dollar whim thinking that while I love Sherlock Holmes, and I love theology, and I love time traveling, the "tricombination" could only result in a cheesy and progressively bad book. I'm glad to say I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. it was humorous, refreshing, an...
A Daughter's Journey (2009)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 1
Maybe it really was the busy time of year as I read this but couldn't say I loved it. When her parents in Ireland in the early 1950s find out another baby is on the way, Angela is sent to live with her Aunt Mary and Uncle Liam who are unable to have children of their own. Needless to say Angela i...
No Excuse! (2010)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 2
untuk kali ini kembali gua minjem 3 buku , heheheh …. dan ini buku dipenjemin dari @devinatic , biasanya gua membaca testimoni yang ada di belakang atau bagian cover dalam buku. Namun karena kemarin waktunya terbatas jadinya cuman sekilas aja . di cover depan ada tulisan “ 100 – 10000 kali lipat ...
Minamoto no Yoritomo (2012)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 1
This book is the first part of Minamoto no Yoritomo story by Eiji Yoshikawa. The story is focusing on Yoritomo's life, when his father lost from the battle with Taira clan and he is dumped into Izu, an isolated area in Japan at that time. By reading this book, we could feel about the condition of...
Clouds Across the Sun (2009)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 4
I enjoyed reading this. That said, I feel like it could use some pruning, I felt like some characters were added just to make certain points that weren't needed and a lot was contrived. I also felt like the audience for the book wasn't quite clear either, there were facts thrown in that felt like...
Fugitive Colors: A Novel (2013)
4.18 of 5 Votes: 3
I am not normally a historical fiction reader, but Lisa Barr's Fugitive Colors truly had me enthralled. From the first page of the prologue, to the last drop of beautifully written wonder, I didn't read this book, I lived it. In my opinion, this is the mark of a true gem of a book. When you re...
Winnie's War (2009)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 5
Life in Winnie’s 1918 small town outside of Galveston, Texas is just fine by her but a place her best friend, Tillie, wants to leave, eventually, to become a Hollywood movie star. Then things take a turn and the influeza pandemic has spread from the soldiers coming back from the Great War over th...
Thanks a LOT, Emily Post! (2009)
3.16 of 5 Votes: 1
This is a book playing off the etiquette book by Emily Post. Now, her etiquette book was meant to be kind of funny and more about moral rules than physical manners and such. This is a funny book about children who are upset about their mom's recent obsession with Emily Post's book. The book ends ...
And You Call Yourself a Christian (2012)
4.18 of 5 Votes: 3
This was such an interesting read from start to finish. I was curious to see what happened to Unique. I'm glad she was finally freed, but look what all she had to go thru. Those two mothers of hers were a trip. They were only thinking of themselves. It shocked me when she wanted to sign the gir...
Shooting at the Stars (2014)
4.46 of 5 Votes: 1
Love this book! It gives the factual account of the "Christmas truce" that spontaneously occurred in 1914. German and Allied troops in the trenches on the battlefield in France celebrated Christmas by calling an unofficial truce for the day. Enemy soldiers met in "no man's land" and exchanged foo...
The Infinity Cage (2014)
4.39 of 5 Votes: 4
*SPOILERS*After really enjoying this series, I was very disappointed with this final instalment. It's shorter than the other books and suffers from the lack of Sal and Adam. It's also just a bit dull compared to some of the others. I don't like Rashim's end, which was rather sudden and disappoint...
The Shadow Collector's Apprentice (2000)
3.31 of 5 Votes: 5
3.5 stars. 2014-5 MT Nominee. I really enjoy Amy Gordon's books; they remind me a little bit of Sharon Creech or Ingrid Law. The down-home style is enjoyable to read, and the characters are well developed. This one is not my favorite...mostly because I lost interest in the technical aspects of sh...
The World-Tilting Gospel: Embracing a Biblical Worldview & Hanging on Tight (2011)
4.21 of 5 Votes: 4
This book is written to address the way we view the Bible and try to portray the Bible to others, especially those who we want to convince to believe.The book discusses how we soften the message of the gospel by not mentioning the less than friendly topics of the Bible. Things like God's anger to...