The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah, 2015 (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS) My favorite quote: “Once you’re ready to die, the plan gets easy.” (Certainly not the most uplifting line in the book, but it’s the one that stood out to me the most) Most interesting characters: Isabelle, code name: The Nightingale; Vianne, her older sister; Gaëtan, the manContinue reading “The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah”

The Black Death: A Personal History by John Hatcher


The Black Death: A Personal History, John Hatcher, 2008 (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS) My favorite quote: “PESTILENCE!” (That’s what they called the Black Death back then, and hoo-boy, did they like saying that word. “PESTILENCE!” in all caps, just like that. That’s how you have to do it. I don’t make the rules Most interesting characters:Continue reading “The Black Death: A Personal History by John Hatcher”

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold


The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold, 2019 My favorite quote: “If the Whitechapel murders served to expose anything, it was the unspeakably horrendous conditions in which the poor of that district lived.” Most interesting characters: Mary Ann “Polly” Nichols, the blacksmith’s daughter; Annie Chapman, wife andContinue reading “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold”

In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 by Mary Beth Norton


In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692, Mary Beth Norton, 2002  My favorite quote: “They believed that, in the colony, they lived in a moral and spiritual wilderness, corruption on all sides, and this made them particularly vigilant, even paranoid, when it came to threats, either real or perceived.” Notable characters: BridgetContinue reading “In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 by Mary Beth Norton”

She Comes with the Fog …


THE BLACK WASP, book 3 in the Vampires of Crimson Cove series, is coming June 13th! Something is coming … As he grieves the death of his girlfriend at the fangs of his own brother, Cade Colter attracts the attention of a group of fanatical vampire killers. His life is in turmoil and just whenContinue reading “She Comes with the Fog …”