Historical Fiction

Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson

  I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.         Sarah Brandt accompanies her mother on a condolence call to… Continue reading Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson

Audiobook, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

  We pause from The Mortal Instruments and begin the prequel trilogy, as recommended by the author and many readers. This first book starts the reach back into the past of the Shadowhunters & Downworlders.     The year is 1878 as we step back in time from The Mortal Instruments. This prequel trilogy begins… Continue reading Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Historical Fiction

The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

Miranda Schuyler returns to Winthrop Island, her former home she left 18 years before following tragic events. She’s now a famous Shakespearean actress married to a famous director and this is the first time she’s visited since then. A lot happened then and she’s not quite sure why she’s back but has reached a pivotal… Continue reading The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

Historical Mystery

Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson

    I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.       Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy is still reeling from recent life… Continue reading Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson

Audiobook, Historical Fiction

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Kya Clark has never known anyplace other than the marshes around Barclay Cove, North Carolina. Her impoverished family splintered because of her abusive alcoholic father and eventually she was left alone at the tender age of eleven when he walked away and never returned. Kya managed to support herself by selling mussels to a kind… Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Historical Mystery

Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson

  I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.       The day that Sarah Brandt dreaded but knew was inevitable finally… Continue reading Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson

Historical Mystery

Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson

    I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.         When NYPD Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy is summoned by… Continue reading Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson

Historical Romance

For Her Honor by Holly Bush

Adam Gentry, the eldest of Eleanor and the late Beauregard Gentry’s sons, was taken under with his grief following the death of his fiancée Josephine. Using alcohol to salve his pain, he almost loses himself completely until his brother-in-law, Jim, helps him come to his senses. Jim’s sister Emmaline is facing her own devastating dilemma.… Continue reading For Her Honor by Holly Bush

2019 Challenges, Historical Mystery

Murder on Sisters’ Row by Victoria Thompson

Midwife Sarah Brandt is taken to what she first believes is a boardinghouse for women to help with an imminent delivery for one of the residents. It soon dawns on her that the house is a brothel and her patient asks for her help to escape. She’s given the name of a woman known to… Continue reading Murder on Sisters’ Row by Victoria Thompson

2019 Challenges

2019 Historical Reading Challenge

  I’ve decided to sign up for my first 2019 reading challenge. It’s hosted by Amy @ Passages to the Past and thanks to Mackey @ Macsbooks for making me aware of the challenge. I’m beginning to read more of this genre and am currently participating in a Goodreads group read of the Gaslight Mystery… Continue reading 2019 Historical Reading Challenge