Book Reviews

Book reviews are my favorite part of book blogging! I love sharing my thoughts on books, both new and old. Whether it’s historical fiction, witchy reads, literary fiction, or magical realism, chances are you’ll find a book to add to your reading list in the book reviews below!

The Diamond Eye: Book Review

The Diamond Eye: Book Review

By Carlie | August 14, 2023

Dive into the thrilling story of a deadly female sniper in Kate Quinn’s The Diamond Eye. This riveting WWII novel takes you to the heart of the battlefield through the eyes of a fearless female soldier. It’s fast-paced, action-packed, must-read historical fiction. Click to read a full review of this unforgettable tale.

Carrie Soto is Back Book Review

Carrie Soto Is Back: Book Review

By Carlie | August 14, 2023

Dive deep into an enthralling tale of determination and resilience with Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel, Carrie Soto is Back, a compelling blend of women’s fiction and powerful drama. Retired tennis superstar Carrie stages a massive comeback, stirring emotions and making waves in the sporting world. This gripping novel has is an especially captivating audiobook, immersing listeners in every serve, setback and triumph of Soto’s emotional journey.

California Golden Book Review

California Golden: Book Review

By Carlie | August 14, 2023

Delve into an era of sun-kissed landscapes and maverick female wave riders in California Golden, a new women’s fiction novel from Melanie Benjamin. Dip your toes in the 1960s Southern California surf culture, experience a powerful family drama about an unbreakable bond between sisters. This riveting tale is as much a love letter to the 1960s, as it is an exploration of familial ties in an era steeped in rebellion and exploration of female roles.

The Winter Orphans: Book Review

The Winter Orphans Book Review

By Carlie | August 13, 2023

Immerse yourself in an emotionally gripping historical adventure as you delve into this WWII novel. Experience the chilling wintery setting, as two brave sisters and their trusted nurse navigate through the horrors of the Holocaust, attempting to escape the clutches of the Nazis. A mesmerizing narrative that perfectly captures the essence of human resilience.

Talking at Night Book Review

Talking at Night: Book Review

By Carlie | August 13, 2023

Embark on a poignant journey through the pages of Talking at Night. This new literary fiction book delves into the raw layers of first love tangled with loss, trauma, and grief. Recommended for readers who enjoy complicated relationships, soulmate romances, and highly emotional reads.

A Bakery in Paris: Book Review

A Bakery in Paris: Book Review

By Carlie | August 2, 2023

If you love food + Paris + historical fiction, don’t miss A Bakery in Paris, the latest novel from Aimie K Runyan!

The Secret Book of Flora Lea: Book Review

The Secret Book of Flora Lea: Book Review

By Carlie | June 12, 2023

Any WWII fiction lover needs to read this remarkable story of love, loss, and hope. The Secret Book of Flora Lea is likely to be on my list of top books for 2023! Find out why in this review!

The Last Carolina Girl: Book Review

The Last Carolina Girl: Book Review

By Carlie | May 22, 2023

If you’re a fan of Southern historical fiction like Where the Crawdads Sing, then The Last Carolina Girl should be your next read!

The Little Wartime Library

The Little Wartime Library: Book Review

By Carlie | May 15, 2023

Set in the backdrop of World War II, The Little Wartime Library is a charming historical fiction novel about life in London during the war. I dare you not to fall in love with this cast of characters!

The Best Historical Fiction Authors

By Carlie | April 10, 2023

If you’re looking for an immersive reading experience into a world filled with vivid characters and gripping stories that transport you to another place and time, then don’t miss this list of the best historical fiction authors featuring authors like Kate Quinn, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Kristin Hannah! From the sweeping expanses of World War II to the emotional rollercoasters of royal courtrooms, each of these authors offers a unique perspective on the world of historical fiction.