Tag Archives: historical fiction

June 17

Review: Hitler’s Escape by C.A. Hewitson

  Hitler’s Escape, by C.A. Hewitson, is a short story rendering about a possible “what-if” scenario. What if Hitler faked his suicide, and with his beloved Eva Braun at his side, was secreted off to Argentina to live out the remainder of his life hidden away on an Argentinian estate? Hitler’s Escape poses an interesting […]

May 27

Review: Behind the Veil: One Man’s Spiritual Quest, by Paul Clowes

  Behind the Veil: One Man’s Spiritual Quest, by Paul Clowes, is possibly one of the most erudite books written on the period during the Crusades. Told from the perspective of one man, a monk who wakes up to the fact that the Church of Rome is abusive, deluding people and is using its power […]

April 30

Review: The Apprenticeship of Nigel Blackthorn by Frank Kelso

The Apprenticeship of Nigel Blackthorn by Frank Kelso. Five stars! My favorite western author has always been Louis L’Amour – but I think, in reading The Apprenticeship of Nigel Blackthorn, that author Frank Kelso has just ranked up with him. In this narrative, Kelso manages to tell a simple tale about Nigel Blackthorn, a young […]

January 31

Book review: Earthbound by Mari Collier

Earthbound by Mari Collier, is a very original story that starts out in Ireland during the potato famine and from there to America during the 1800’s. A story about survival against overwhelming odds. Strong family and friendships that overcome war, fire, food shortages and many other trials of the times. The difference is there are aliens […]

January 23

Author Spotlight: Mari Collier, author of Chronicles of the Maca

  International Writers Inspiring Change (IWIC): Tell us about yourself … Mari: I was born on a farm in Iowa and grew up without such things as electricity and a bathroom in the house. At least there was running water. I also attended a one room country schoolhouse through eight grades. Since then I have […]

January 18

Book review: Portrait of a Conspiracy: Da Vinci’s Disciples – Book One, by Donna Russo Morin

Portrait of a Conspiracy: Da Vinci’s Disciples – Book One, by Donna Russo Morin is an excellent historical fiction that takes place in Florence, Italy, during the time of Leonardo Da Vinci. Leonardo befriends a secret group of women who get together to learn to paint and use their artistic talents. Such behavior in women is […]

January 17

Book review: The Cruel Romance: A Novel of Love and War, by Marina Osipova

The Cruel Romance: A Novel of Love and War, by Marina Osipova, is an excellently written story that draws the reader through every page of this bitter love story, set in World War II and post-war Russia.  It is the dramatic and realistic rendering of one young girl’s journey, through German occupation, to post-war trauma […]

January 15

Author Spotlight: Marina Osipova, author of The Cruel Romance

International Writers Inspiring Change (IWIC): Tell us about yourself … Marina: I was born in Germany and grew up in Russia where I graduated from The Moscow State Institute of History and Archives. I also have a diploma as a German language translator from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages. I extensively traveled to […]

December 12

Book Review: The House of Crow, by John W. Wood

The House of Crow, by John W, Wood is an awesome 5-star read! The book is an historical fiction, filled with action, about a family of warriors, set in the 19th century when a band of Blackfoot Indians attack a group of Irish immigrants. The story is being told to a young man, the only […]

November 16

Book Review: Who was Joseph Pulitzer? by Terrence Crimmins

Who was Joseph Pulitzer? by Terrence Crimmins, is a very interesting read, both from an historical perspective and from the perspective of a man who had a mission in life and who refused to compromise that mission. Most of us have heard of the Pulitzer Prize, the coveted award given out annually to journalists in […]