Category Archives: Historical fiction

THE PLACES WE SLEEP

I don’t read many novels in verse, preferring instead to stay with stories told the more traditional way. For me to break away from my comfort zone takes either a character or time period I’d like to spend time with—and … Continue reading

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STEALING MT. RUSHMORE

If there was an award for worst parents in an MG book, the two in STEALING MT. RUSHMORE would win hands down. When things don’t go right Dad escapes from the world to his bedroom, while Mom has already taken … Continue reading

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THE SUMMER WE FOUND THE BABY

I first came across this title on Rosi Hollinbeck’s blog back in January. Historical Fiction is a favorite of mine, especially one set in the 1940s. Her review convinced me it was a must read, but the release date was … Continue reading

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JOURNEY TO JO’BURG

Apartheid took hold of South Africa from 1948 to the early 1990s. Racial segregation was the law and non-whites were treated as a lower class—one that restricted their rights. This re-release of the award winning JOURNEY TO JO’BURG comes as … Continue reading

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STONE MAN AND THE TRAIL OF TEARS

IT’S ANOTHER EDITION OF MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Driven to Stone Man’s trail… After U.S. soldiers attack twelve-year-old Tsatsi’s Cherokee village, his family flees to the Smokey Mountains. Facing storms, flood, and hunger, they’re forced to go where Stone Man, … Continue reading

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SWEET HOME ALASKA

Welcome to this week’s edition of Marvelous Middle Grade Monday and my review of a sweet historical tale. There’s also a GIVEAWAY detailed below (U.S. Addresses only). It’s 1934, and times are tough for Trip’s family after the mill in … Continue reading

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