Mara, Daughter of the Nile, by Eloise Jarvis McGrath

You may have heard of Ms. McGrath’s 1962 Newbery-winning title, The Golden Goblet, a wonderful middle grade story of ancient Egypt. (My review.) Well, this is another fabulous tale of that intriguing and little-known land, but this one is for a teen audience and far more involved. It was written in 1953, but don't let … Continue reading Mara, Daughter of the Nile, by Eloise Jarvis McGrath

The Maladorn Scroll (Alora, 3), by Tamie Dearen

     I have to put in a plug for a series I’ve featured before. Book three of the Alora series, The Maladorn Scroll, just released. I’ve really enjoyed these fantastical dips into the realm of Tenavae. They’re clean, the romance is sweet, and the premise is really unusual. It's that uniqueness I like the most. … Continue reading The Maladorn Scroll (Alora, 3), by Tamie Dearen

The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman

And finally...the review you've all been waiting for...ahem...my Number One Historical Fiction Pick of 2016! (Now a major motion picture, which I am going to watch tonight!) Maybe this was my favorite because it's the most recent one I read. (Like, I just closed the back cover before I composed these four posts.) It's also … Continue reading The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman

I’ll Be Seeing You, by Lurlene McDaniel

I have to admit, this one was extremely sappy and predictable and I didn't really enjoy it all that much. But my teen daughter loved it. And it's clean. So I guess it's worth a quick review for teens and parents of teens who like sticky sweet drama without all the hot and heavy. Lurlene McDaniel … Continue reading I’ll Be Seeing You, by Lurlene McDaniel

Constance, A Story of Early Plymouth, by Patricia Clapp, 1968

Constance Hopkins was a passenger onboard the Mayflower. The daughter of Stephen Hopkins, neither she nor her father were part of the congregation of Separatist we commonly call Pilgrims but members of the Virginia Company. At least Steven was. Constance was merely fourteen when she made the journey. This is her story, the tale of … Continue reading Constance, A Story of Early Plymouth, by Patricia Clapp, 1968

The Distance Between Us, by Kasie West

I've got one more cutsie YA romance for you. Yup, read it while I was writing Ella Wood, to absorb some of the light romanciness that my system doesn't produce naturally. Actually, the book was pretty readable. I even liked it. I guess there's just enough demand for a happily ever after in me to push … Continue reading The Distance Between Us, by Kasie West