Tag Archives: historical fiction

The refuge

The plot is rather predictable but the story is very compelling and well written and learning of the Shaker culture is enlightening.

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If I Were You

This story takes place in the 1940’s war torn England, and in 1950’s America. Audrey Clarkson is part of the English aristocracy while Eve Dawson works as her scullery maid. Eve’s mother is a lady’s maid for Audrey’s mother. While they enjoy a friendship as children, that changes as they grow into young women. Then the war comes and everything in both of their lives changes dramatically.  5 years after the war ends Audrey and Eve meet up again in America under very unusual circumstances.

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A Distance Too Grand

All in all, this was a very fun book to read and I would recommend this to anyone, especially if you enjoy historical fiction and romance.

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Lowlands of Scotland Series

Rich in historical detail, this fiction series set in the late 1700s in Galloway on the southwest coast of Scotland gives a satisfyingly long, immersive read. Loosely based on the story of Jacob and Esau in the Old Testament, the first three volumes follow the story of Jamie McKie as he tricks his brother of his inheritance, flees to his uncle’s farm, marries, and eventually returns home. The fourth volume happens some years later and revolves around the experiences of his now nearly grown children, particularly his daughter Davina, a locally well-known fiddler.

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