• Book Review of America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie - #TheFrozenMind #bookreview #historicalfiction #americanrevolution #thomasjefferson

    Book Review: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

    As you can tell by my other book reviews, I love historical fiction. I love finding out about actual historical events as they are woven into a fictional story. It can be difficult to find books that are researched enough to be considered historically accurate and I have definitely found this accuracy with these authors. America’s First Daughter is the debut novel by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. In my opinion, they checked everything off the list that I look for in a good historical fiction novel. Book: America’s First Daughter Author: Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Listening Time: 23 hrs and 28 mins My Rating:   I ran across…

  • Book Review: The Midwife Series by Jodi Daynard #bookreview #historicalfiction #fiction #revolutionarywar #AmericanRevolution

    Book Review: The Midwife Series by Jodi Daynard

    The Midwife Series by Jodi Daynard This series by Jodi Daynard is centered around the times right before, during and after the American Revolution. It is a trilogy that tells the story of Lizzie Boylston and the friends she meets along her journey. Book 1: The Midwife’s Revolt Author: Jodi Daynard Narrator: Julia Whelan Listening Time: 12 hours and 37 Minutes My Rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ On a dark night in 1775, Lizzie Boylston is awakened by the sound of cannons. From a hill south of Boston, she watches as fires burn in Charlestown, in a battle that she soon discovers has claimed her husband’s life. Alone in a new town, Lizzie…

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Secret Keeper- #bookreview #historicalfiction #audiobooks

    Book Reviews featuring The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    In July, my books still find me venturing into the WWII and post war eras but in a more relaxed way than in June. Both of the books I am featuring this month, The Guernsey Literally and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Secret Keeper are both from that era but are more about friendships that just happen to be set in a historical time period. Book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Author: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Narrators: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor,John Lee, Juliet Mills Listening Time: 8 hours and 6 minutes The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has been on my Audible.com…

  • A review of Historical Fiction novels, Lilac Girls and Secrets of a Charmed Life. #BookReview #books #audiobook

    Book Review: Lilac Girls & Secrets of a Charmed Life

    The books that I read this month were both great historical fiction novels and both are centered around World War II. Although these  books focused on the same era, the perspectives of each were completely different. “Lilac Girls” focused on Poland and the women’s prison at Ravensbrück. Then, “Secrets of a Charmed Life” centered around the evacuation of the children in London, England. Both of these books encapsulate an era that needs to be remembered so the travesties are never repeated. Book:  Lilac Girls Author: Martha Hall Kelly Narrators: Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana & Martha Hall Kelly Listening Time: 17 hour and 30 minutes Inspired by the life…

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    Book Review: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

    In an effort to try and mix things up a little, I have decided to post a book review as my first post of every month. I am an avid listener of books. My Hemiplegic Migraines sometimes makes reading a chore and, on my bad days, it is nice to let the soothing voice of a narrator whisk you away. Because of this, i will be including my review of the narrator as well. Before We Were Yours By: Lisa Wingate Narrated by: Emily Rankin & Catherine Taber Length: 14 hours and 28 minutes This book is totally different than most of the books that I read. That is why…

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    Book Review: Coming Home by Rosamund Pilcher

    Because of my migraines, I find that I am often not able to read books. I have learned to thoroughly enjoy Audiobooks from Audible. I can play them at a comfortable volume and it helps distract me through my pain. So, I have decided to include an occasional, short book review on my blog to share my love of audio books.) Coming Home by Rosamund Pilcher Narrated by: Helen Johns Length: 40 hours and 36 minutes First thing about this book is that it drew me in before the first chapter was over! The narrator is AMAZING and her accent is divine! This an endearing story set in the backdrop…