book review, historical fiction

Review: The Mask Revealed by Julia Brannan

  The Mask Revealed by Julia Brannan, book 2 in the Jacobite Chronicles, picks up right where book 1 left off. Beth Cunningham, after uncovering a startling secret, must put the pieces of her life back together within its new context. Soon after, Beth and her new husband journey to Italy and France where they… Continue reading Review: The Mask Revealed by Julia Brannan

book review, historical fiction

Review: Mask of Duplicity by Julia Brannan

  If Diana Gabaldon Herself recommends a book series, you listen. Mask of Duplicity, the first in the Jacobite Chronicles Series, is of course right up my alley. Taking place in the years leading up to the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, Elizabeth "Beth" Cunningham finds herself at the mercy of her estranged, cruel, military-minded half-brother… Continue reading Review: Mask of Duplicity by Julia Brannan

book review, historical fiction

Review: Highland Raven by Melanie Karsak

Highland Raven (Book 1 of the Celtic Blood series) by Melanie Karsak is a historical fantasy origin story of the real Lady MacBeth, Gruoch of Scotland. I was instantly intrigued with this premise, as I really didn't know anything about Gruoch. However, Karsak's novel is much more magical and fantasy-based rather than straight historical fiction.… Continue reading Review: Highland Raven by Melanie Karsak

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My 2 cents on the Scottish Indy Ref, for what it’s worth…

I'm an American citizen. I have an American father and an English mother. That being said, I've always had a fascination with the history of the British Isles. Although I have English blood, I will not shy away from the fact that the Scottish have endured a great deal of hardships and injustices under English… Continue reading My 2 cents on the Scottish Indy Ref, for what it’s worth…