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Book Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn reads as a fascinating piece of historical fiction torn between the events of World War I and post-World War II France. Despite a few criticisms, it's quite a page-turning gem that illuminates the unfortunate German-occupied France time periods with real and historical characters brought to life in a believable fashion. If anyone has read Kristin Hannah's 'The Nightingale,' they will enjoy this book, and vice versa.

Book Review: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally's Schindler's List (or Schindler's Ark) is an account of how the Nazi member and industrialist Oskar Schindler rescued over a thousand Jews from very probable death from at Auschwitz, by protecting them as workers at his enamel ware factory. Thomas Keneally won the Man Booker Prize for Schindler's List in 1982.

Book Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is not just romance, though romance is a big part of it and it's one of the best things about it. This book is about seeing the gap of generations, seeing how in 200 hundred years so many things have changed, not only epochal, but also people.. People have changed, their ways of mind and heart are completely different and Claire is forced to adapt or die.

The Best Historical Fiction Books that will make you travel through time

Typically, historical fiction books are written about 30–50 years after the event has taken place. The read historical events and the time period of the book play as crucial of a role in the story as any character or plot twist.

Author Interview: Vikram Singh Deol and Parneet Jaggi | Authors of The Call of the Citadel

Dr. Vikram Singh Deol is Associate Professor and Head, Department of History at Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Government College, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India. An...

Book Review: The Call of the Citadel by Vikram Singh Deol and Parneet Jaggi

As you may have guessed from blurb, The Call of the Citadel centers upon the clashes between two different races in the Indus Valley civilisation. The story opens with gruesome murders on the bank of river Indu.

Amazing Apps for Reading Historical Fiction

Every lover of books has their favorite genre. Some will enjoy the wonders of epic fantasy, others indulge in detective novels, while a few...

Book Review: Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Based on the true but fictionalized story of Pino Lella, Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan is set in Milan, Italy, and its countryside during the final two years of the Second World War.

Author Interview: Juhi Ray | Author of The Final Puzzle

Juhi Ray pursued a career in the medical world. Her literary aspirations dwindled.  Every year, her top three New Year's resolutions would include "write more regularly".

Book Review: The Final Puzzle by Juhi Ray

The Final Puzzle, an offering from author Juhi Ray, whose writing is at its best when she is exploring this territory. While there's canon lore on Akbar and his one of the nine gems Birbal, and Author Juhi has clearly done her homework, there's a lot of wiggle room there, too, for imaginative storytelling. And that is precisely what we get here.

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Book Review: 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.

Book Review: Finding Your Seat at the Table by Teboho Mofokeng

Finding Your Seat at the Table by Teboho Mofokeng is a tremendously valuable book for anyone who is looking not for a job, but a career that offers control, autonomy, and gives you a sense of fulfillment. The subtitle of this book reveals the main theme of the book: “Creating the Ideal Career”. This book will give you the step by step plan to achieve it.

Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir is a hard science fiction novel about one man being stranded on Mars and trying not to die. It features such riveting activities as growing potatoes using your own faeces as part of the soil and repair work on multiple pieces of equipment. Mark Watney was part of a six-person crew that constituted the third manned expedition to Mars. The mission was to remain on the Red Planet for thirty-one days, but six days into their stay, a huge dust storm blew up with ferocious winds that forced the crew to abandon the mission.

Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was a really clever gradual unfolding of friendship and the suffering undergone by the captive population of Guernsey during the occupation of the Third Reich during the early 1940's.