Historical

Hannah’s Moon by John A. Heldt (Book Review #109)

Hannah’s Moon is the fifth book of the American Journey. I happen to review two of his other books, titled: The Mine & September Sky, where you can read by clicking on the links. This book is about a couple that has been struggling to conceive a child. They are desperate to adopt but find it almost impossible and emotionally drained over the long, hefty process of getting through the system. Clair and Ron place all hopes into the hands of Clair’s Uncle []

Noah’s Wife by T.K. Thorne (Book Review #115)

This review was written for Online Book Club “I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.” This book was an “OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day.” Noah’s wife is a fictional tale about Na’amah. The story begins twenty-one years before the flood when Na’amah was just a kid. The setting of the tale is around 5521 B.C. and so many historical references match the same biblical stories we know from that time. Of course, this has to be made clear that the []

Pearl, MD: The Way West by Marie Bartlett (Book Review #73)

The way of the West begins right where we were left off. Pearl is a physician in the nineteenth-century society. This was when women were not welcome to have a profession. African Americans are also treated poorly. Healing them as a patient is unacceptable and hiring them as an assistant is profound upon and bad for business. People that find her ways different burn her medical center to the ground, and she has no choice but to stay at a hotel until []

Failure in Philadelphia? By Catherine Jaime (Book Review #287)

Failure in Philadelphia? Is a short historical fiction about Henry. He is a teenager and servant at a boarding house in Philadelphia. As the time rises for the country to come up with a revision of the Articles of Confederation, Henry is asked to learn and to report back to the British Consul of everything he learns about it. Henry is able to do this because the people that stay over where he works are delegators. He becomes a spy, and that []

Leonardo the Florentine by Catherine Jaime (Book Review #286)

Leonardo the Florentine is a historical fiction about the life, travels, and biography of Da Vinci. This book is a representation of an attempt to provide an insightful and educational view of how Leonardo’s life was before he became the famous Da Vinci. After reading the book, there is no doubt in the vast and immense knowledge of the author over the subject matter, however, what did transpire within the content may not have been as informational as it could have been. []