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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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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Queen of Tomorrow by Sherry D. Ficklin

July 10th, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Review 69 Comments

10th Jul
Queen of Tomorrow  by Sherry D. Ficklin

Queen of Tomorrow is the second book in the Stolen Empire by Sherry D. Ficklin and it rocked its predecessor as Ficklin began Catherine’s transformation. With it the tone of this trilogy darkens and in a word is was brilliant. Set in Russia and loosely based on a young Catharine the Great I found myself swept up as Catherine navigated the Imperial Court.

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The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen

March 13th, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Review 43 Comments

13th Mar
The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen

I am always drawn to tales set during World War II and could not help picking up The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen. Alphabet House is a psychological thriller about two British pilots who find themselves behind enemy lines. Their journey to survive finds them being admitted as patients in the Alphabet House, an asylum for Nazi officers. Adler-Olsen takes us on their harrowing journey during the war and after.

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