Book Review: Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin @MelanieBen @DelacortePress @randomhouse #stephlvsbooks #MistressoftheRitz #historicalfiction #bookreview

Book Title and Author: Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin Publication Date and Publisher: May 21, 2019 by Delacorte Press Genre: Historical Fiction, WWII Pages: 384 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: May 14, 2019 (galley from the publisher) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary … More Book Review: Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin @MelanieBen @DelacortePress @randomhouse #stephlvsbooks #MistressoftheRitz #historicalfiction #bookreview

#BookGiveaway! The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse #TheBurningChambers @katemosse @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress

It’s time for another giveaway! My favorite team at Minotaur Books gave me two advanced copies of The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse and I’m giving one to one lucky winner! I absolutely LOVED Mosse’s Languedoc trilogy (Labyrinth, Sepulchre, and Citadel), so I’m very excited to start reading this one soon and can’t wait to share it with … More #BookGiveaway! The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse #TheBurningChambers @katemosse @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress

Book Review: Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen @ReneeRosen1 @BerkleyPub #ParkAvenueSummer #stephlvsbooks #bookreview

Book Title and Author: Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen Publication Date and Publisher: April 30, 2019 by Berkley Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 368 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: April 21, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars   Goodreads Synopsis:  Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada as Renée Rosen draws readers into the glamour … More Book Review: Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen @ReneeRosen1 @BerkleyPub #ParkAvenueSummer #stephlvsbooks #bookreview

Book Review: Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks @MariahFrederick @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #DeathofaNewAmerican #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks Series: Jane Prescott #2 Publication Date and Publisher: April 9, 2019 by Minotaur Books Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Pages: 304 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: April 1, 2019 (paper copy from the publisher) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: The atmospheric, compelling follow-up … More Book Review: Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks @MariahFrederick @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #DeathofaNewAmerican #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: The Editor by Steven Rowley @mrstevenrowley @PutnamBooks #TheEditor #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: The Editor by Steven Rowley Publication Date and Publisher: April 2, 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Genre: Contemporary, Historical Fiction Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: March 8, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New York … More Book Review: The Editor by Steven Rowley @mrstevenrowley @PutnamBooks #TheEditor #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid @tjenkinsreid @randomhouse #DaisyJonesAndTheSix #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Publication Date and Publisher: March 5, 2019 by Ballantine Books Genre: Historical Fiction, Adult Fiction Pages: 368 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: February 2, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows … More Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid @tjenkinsreid @randomhouse #DaisyJonesAndTheSix #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: The Huntress by Kate Quinn @KateQuinnAuthor @WmMorrowBooks #TheHuntress

Book Title and Author: The Huntress by Kate Quinn Publication Date and Publisher: February 26, 2019 by William Morrow Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 560 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: January 13, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads   5 Stars   Goodreads Synopsis:  In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted… Bold, reckless Nina Markova … More Book Review: The Huntress by Kate Quinn @KateQuinnAuthor @WmMorrowBooks #TheHuntress

Book Review: The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick

Book Title and Author: The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick Publication Date and Publisher: February 26, 2019 by Graydon House Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: December 22, 2018 (paper arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: London, 1765 Lady Isabella Gerard, a respectable member of Georgian society, … More Book Review: The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick

Book Review: The Forgiving Kind by Donna Everhart

Book Title and Author: The Forgiving Kind by Donna Everhart Publication Date and Publisher: January 29, 2019 by Kensington Genre: Historical Fiction, Southern Pages: 352 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: December 26, 2018 (papercopy ARC from the publisher) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis:  For twelve-year-old Martha “Sonny” Creech, there is no place more beautiful … More Book Review: The Forgiving Kind by Donna Everhart

My Top Twenty-Five Favorite Reads of 2018 (with a few extras thrown in!)

I hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas/holiday or if you don’t celebrate the holidays, that you’ve had a wonderful week! My hubby, kids, and I just returned from spending a few days together in the Bahamas, which was Santa’s Christmas gift for all of us this year. It was the perfect gift as … More My Top Twenty-Five Favorite Reads of 2018 (with a few extras thrown in!)

Book Review: The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Book Title and Author: The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman Publication Date and Publisher: January 22, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 304 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: November 17, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking … More Book Review: The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Book Review: The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson

Book Title and Author: The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson Publication Date and Publisher: December 31, 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 400 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: November 26, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: “Millions will welcome this joyous event as a flash … More Book Review: The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson

Book Review: The Light Over London by Julia Kelly

  Book Title and Author: The Light Over London by Julia Kelly Publication Date and Publisher: January 8, 2019 by Gallery Books Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance Pages: 304 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: November 24, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 3.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: It’s always been easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the … More Book Review: The Light Over London by Julia Kelly

Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

  Book Title and Author: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton Publication Date and Publisher: October 9, 2018 by Atria Books Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 496 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: October 8, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis:  My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, … More Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Book Review: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor

Book Title and Author: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor Publication Date and Publisher: October 9, 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks Genre: Pages: 416 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: October 6, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: “They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just … More Book Review: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor

Book Review: November Road by Lou Berney

Book Title and Author: November Road by Lou Berney Publication Date and Publisher: October 9, 2018 by William Morrow Genre: Historical Fiction, Thriller Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: September 24, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Review: Frank Guidry’s luck has finally run out. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans’ mob … More Book Review: November Road by Lou Berney