The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

February 23rd, 2017 kimbacaffeinate Review 49 Comments

23rd Feb
The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

Make THE ORPHAN’S TALE by Pam Jenoff your next one-click. Grab your favorite comfort food (truffles), maybe a glass of wine and travel to WWII as we join the traveling circus train. I love fictional novels set against the backdrop of WWII. These stories inspired by historical events and people often showcase the heroes, and survivalist during the darkest of times.

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A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt

November 18th, 2016 kimbacaffeinate Review 23 Comments

18th Nov
A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt

A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt is the first novel in the Dr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery series. Dr. Summerford is one of the only female practitioners in New York City in the year 1907. Narrated by Carly Robins this story is filled shares a murder-mystery, humor and fascinating insight into this era, I quickly found myself drawn into the world.

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

September 16th, 2016 kimbacaffeinate Review 77 Comments

16th Sep
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco is the first in an unnamed trilogy. I had the pleasure of meeting the author at BEA and obtaining a signed ARC. Stalking Jack the Ripper was an engaging, dark, twisted and clever historical mystery that takes place in Whitechapel in the late 19th century as a young woman, along with her Uncle and his apprentice work to catch Jack the Ripper.

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Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

November 24th, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Review 52 Comments

24th Nov
Wolf by Wolf  by Ryan Graudin

Last year I listened to and loved The Walled City by Ryan Graudin, and knew that without a doubt I would listen to Wolf by Wolf his newest release. Set in an alternate 1956 where the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. The story that unfolds in Wolf by Wolf was dark, brilliant and extraordinary.

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The All Souls Real-time Reading Companion by Deborah Harkness

November 17th, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Feature 24 Comments

17th Nov
The All Souls Real-time Reading Companion by Deborah Harkness

I have some exciting fun news for fans of Deborah Harkness, author of the All Souls Trilogy. On Tuesday, November 17th, Penguin is releasing a free, e-book only, richly illustrated real-time reading companion that brings to life the world created by Deborah Harkness in A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, retracing the events of these two bestselling novels with illuminating behind-the-scenes details and real-life events that figure into the books. Also check out Deborah’s next novel, The Serpent’s Mirror, coming in 2017.

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Queen of Always by Sherry D. Ficklin

September 21st, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Review 51 Comments

21st Sep
Queen of Always by Sherry D. Ficklin

Queen of Always by Sherry D. Ficklin is the last book in the Stolen Empire series and perhaps the darkest. Catherine needs to be ruthless if she is to survive life in the Imperial Court. Ficklin delivered in sharing the last chapters of Catherine’s story and it held me spellbound.

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A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

August 31st, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Review 56 Comments

31st Aug
A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

A Curious Beginning is the first novel in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery series by Deanna Raybourn. The tale takes place in Victorian England and introduces us to the feisty character Veronica Speedwell. Action, mystery, strong characters and excellent writing made A Curious Beginning a wonderful adventure.

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