Tag: Historical Fiction





Teaser Tuesdays – The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

Teaser Tuesdays – The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
Posted December 30, 2014 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays / 6 Comments

Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness, obsession, and creation through the ages. Beginning with the cave-drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing, Sedgwick traverses history, plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a 1920s insane asylum where a mad poet’s obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him. Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book’s final section, set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time. Merging Sedgwick’s gift for suspense with science- and historical-fiction, Ghosts of Heaven is a tale is worthy of intense obsession.


Teaser Tuesdays – The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) by Deborah Harkness

Teaser Tuesdays – The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) by Deborah Harkness
Posted July 8, 2014 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays / 10 Comments

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception.


Teaser Tuesdays – The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Teaser Tuesdays – The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Posted July 1, 2014 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays / 10 Comments

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.


Teaser Tuesdays – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty White

Teaser Tuesdays – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty White
Posted June 3, 2014 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays / 10 Comments

The beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years.