Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon Series #2)

Counted as one of the most controversial books of all times for the ideas it purports, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown directly challenges the authority of the Vatican, garbing real facts in clever fiction and telling a narrative that's interesting, full of intrigue and thought provoking, not to mention an unforgettable cast of characters and events. 

Book Review: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon series #1)

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown introduces Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon in a breathtaking adventure to save the Vatican City, Rome from a perilous threat from an ancient brotherhood died four hundred years ago.

Book Review: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier is a sharp, sensitive and absorbing novel of 17th century Netherlands, combining history art and fiction. The remarkable author Tracey Chevalier fleshes out and embellishes the story who the girl in the painting by Johannes Vermeer could be.

Book Review: March by Geraldine Brooks

This story of March by Geraldine Brooks is about Mr. March, the husband and father of the famous family, and his pursuit of self perfection that leads him to join the Union army as a chaplain and help contribute to the cause of freeing the slaves. This was a cause dear to the March family as they had used their home as a stopover on the underground railroad.

Book Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by Kathryn Stockett follows the lives of three women living in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi. Two of the women, Aibilene and Minny are black, hired as help to wealthy, or trying to appear wealthy, white families.

Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Weaving together the stories of two abandoned children, one from the past and one from the present, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline explores the depths of emotion children experience and the devastating consequences of abandonment.

Book Review: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

The basic plot of The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom was intriguing. The idea of a young white orphan girl being taken to live on a slave plantation and placed under the care of the slaves is a unique take on this time period.

Book Review: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is a gripping, sad and heartwrenching narrative that follows Rill and Avery. Alternating storylines between 1939 and present day, this work was also quite shocking.

Recent Articles

Indian Stories: Images and Thoughts by Ravi Valluri

It is an utter delight from beginning to end. A smorgasbord of historical people and places, facts, festivals and parties, pilgrimages and ancient texts. It is also full of touching examples of everyday life - as Ravi Valluri explores with a kindly eye, the nooks and crannies of India and its people.

Teboho Mofokeng

Teboho Mofokeng is a professionally licensed civil engineer with a master’s degree in wastewater treatment. By the age of 30 She was a mother of two and an associate director at that engineering firm which at the time had its headquarters in Australia.

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt is a quintessential coming of age story viewed through the grimy, unyielding, and sometimes downright heartbreaking lens of poverty. It follows Frank McCourt as he comically explains the dire circumstances of his conception, birth, and life.

The 8 Stories for Businesses and Professionals by Michael Burns

'The 8 Stories for Businesses and Professionals' by Michael Burns teaches business people how to present their company, their products. and themselves in a way that is memorable and applicable to a variety of audiences.

A Silent Takeover by Sarvananda Chandrashekaraiah

A Silent Takeover was intense and suspenseful, and was a thriller to its very core. This book flows so smoothly, at a nice brisk pace. It’s one that you could easily read in a day or two if you were so inclined. There is an intriguing plot, lots of twists, some wonderful characters, plenty of clues, suspects, and a good dose of thrill.

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