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McCombsonMain

Joined February 2019

History and Christian, not necessarily in that order 😉 And who knows why my profile avatar is sideways?
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Fiona Davis's new novel takes readers behind the scenes at the noted Frick Collection in a split time tale imagining secrets, betrayal and murder.

5 stars!

https://mccombsonmain.com/2022/01/13/review-magnolia-palace-davis/

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Mysteries abound at a dissolved nunnery turned hotel in Julie Klassen's newest novel from Bethany House... 5 stars

https://mccombsonmain.com/2022/01/06/review-shadows-of-swanford/

#Regency #HistoricalFiction

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Roseanna M White‘s newest release takes readers back to an English paradise

https://mccombsonmain.com/2022/01/01/review-treasure-heiress-white/

#historicalfiction

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Possibly the first book that looks at Presidents and their BFFs. Nine profiles ranging in time from the Revolutionary Era to the late 20th century. 5/5

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/12/16/review-first-friends-ginsberg/

#AmericanHistory

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Lost in Darkness | Michelle Griep
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Lost in Darkness is a true gothic romance set in Bristol during the Regency era

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/12/09/review-lost-in-darkness-by-michelle-griep/

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Elinor | Shannon McNear
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Where this book shines is in the detail. It‘s clear McNear did extensive research on not only the English, but also the Native American peoples in the Carolinas at the time of the Roanoke Colony.

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/12/02/review-elinor-by-shannon-mcnear-w-giveaway-...

#ColonialFiction #HistoricalFiction

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The Pilot's Daughter | Meredith Jaeger
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I was compelled to stay up waaay past my bedtime reading this! Well worth it. Oh, and it should come with a Kleenex warning also!

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/11/26/review-pilots-daughter-jaeger/

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The Debutante's Code | Erica Vetsch
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Erica Vetsch returns with a new series about Regency Era English spies. Fans of Vetsch may recognize a couple of characters from a previous series.

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/11/18/review-debutantes-code-vetsch-giveaway/

#RegencyFiction #HistoricalSuspense #HistoricalFiction

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Mobster's Daughter | Rachel Scott McDaniel
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I love reading any novel set in Pittsburgh. But The Mobster's Daughter has a lot more going for it than just its location.

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/11/04/review-mobsters-daughter-mcdaniel/

#Pittsburgh #HistoricalFiction #ChristianFiction #Suspense #Roaring20s

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A Lady in Attendance | Rachel Fordham
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Freedom's Song: A Novel | Kim Vogel Sawyer
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Mehso-so

What does freedom mean?

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/10/21/review-freedoms-song-sawyer/

My own experiences hindered my enjoyment of reading this novel but perhaps there's plenty for others to like.

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The final title in Regina Scott's American Wonders Collection is also the best.

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/10/13/review-view-glorious-scott/

#HistoricalFiction #GildedAge

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All That Is Secret | Patricia Raybon
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All That is Secret by Patricia Raybon is THE perfect read for fall; an historical thriller with a strong African American female lead.

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/09/23/review-all-that-is-secret-by-patricia-raybo...

#historicalfiction #AfricanAmericanFiction

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Undercurrent of Secrets | Rachel Scott McDaniel
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Rachel Scott McDaniel is on my “must read“ list because her first two historical novels were set in western Pennsylvania. Undercurrent of Secrets is a little different, but is still a 5 star read.

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/09/02/review-undercurrent-mcdaniel/

#timeslipfiction

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Crossed Lines | Jennifer Delamere
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Under the Bayou Moon: A Novel | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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The Cryptographers Dilemma | Johnnie Alexander
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To Write a Wrong | Jen Turano
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Jen Turano is a favorite author of mine...

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/08/05/review-write-wrong-turano/

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The Devil and the Heiress | Harper St George
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A family saga of happiness, heartbreak, and tragedy that will stick with me for a long time. 5 ⭐

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/07/15/those-lost-maas/

#historicalfiction #womensfiction

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The Ice Swan | J'nell Ciesielski
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From the Russian emigre salons of Paris to the old splendor of a Scottish Highland castle, this book captured me from its opening pages

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/07/08/review-ice-swan-ciesielski/

#historicalfiction #russianrevolution #hfvbt

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To what lengths would you go to save books?

The book asks this question on a macro level, but I saw it as more personal.

5/5

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/06/10/review-librarian-saint-malo-escobar-giveawa...

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Along a Storied Trail | Ann H. Gabhart
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Dusk's Darkest Shores | Carolyn Miller
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How can a meek wallflower help a returning war hero whose dreams are plunged into darkness?

Check out my review of this regency romance set in northwest England https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/06/03/review-dusks-darkest-shores-miller-giveaway...

#regencyromance #historicalfiction #Christianfiction

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Is knowing the truth worth the price it will cost you? A gripping time slip novel set in Berlin during two pivotal eras of the city's history.

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/05/27/review-secretary-hokin/

#WorldWar2 #WW2fiction #historicalfiction

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Jewel of the Nile | Tessa Afshar
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Biltmore Girl | Dawn Klinge
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Heavy subjects such as Civil Rights and Vietnam, and yet a cute story

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/05/13/biltmore-girl-klinge/

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The Nature of a Lady | Roseanna M. White
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Overall, this is an enjoyable turn of the century piece with just enough danger and romance to satisfy fans of either genre.

4/5

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/05/06/nature-lady-white/

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Mehso-so

The Gilded Age version of The Bachelorette

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/04/22/review-dupre-hitchcock/

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The Indebted Earl | Erica Vetsch
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The third and final title in a lovely Regency romance trilogy
5/5

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/03/24/review-indebted-earl-vetsch-giveaway/

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A different way at tackling familiar big goals.

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/04/15/non-fiction-review-thrive/

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I didn't expect to discover the grandfather I never knew in this book. I found him anyway.

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/04/01/non-fiction-review-codebreaker-girls-by-jan...

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Five star read. I couldn't put it down, and stayed up past my bedtime to finish it!

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/03/11/review-girl-painting-cooper-giveaway/

#historicalfiction #timeslipfiction #Australianfiction

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To the Dark (Main) | Chris Nickson
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Nickson has yet to disappoint.

“His descriptions of life in Leeds fill the senses. One hears the mills and the people conducting their business and smells the stench of the smoke and the rubbish piled high in the streets and closes.“

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/03/04/review-to-the-dark-nickson/

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Dreams of Savannah | Roseanna M. White
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Dreams and Reality, Experiences and Long held beliefs collide in this #CivilWar novel from Roseanna M. White. 5 ⭐from me.

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/02/18/review-dreams-savannah-white/

#historicalfiction #Christianfiction #SetinSavannah

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The Heiress Gets a Duke | Harper St. George
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I don't usually read books with titles like this... but two words grabbed me in the series title: “Gilded“ and “Age.“ I gave it 4* and I'm looking forward to reading the next book.

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/02/11/review-heiress-duke-st-george/

Part of an Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours blog review tour. (#hfvbt)

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Jocelyn Green takes her readers on a multicultural tour of post-fire Chicago which is both entertaining and eye-opening.

https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/02/04/review-shadows-of-the-white-city-by-jocelyn...

Crazeedi Following your blog!! 11mo
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Informative, and easy to read, Chicago's Great Fire doesn't only look at the historical events of 1871. It also covers the sociological aspects before and after.
https://mccombsonmain.com/2021/02/02/non-fiction-review-chicagos-great-fire-carl...

#historicalnonfiction #nonfiction #Chicagohistory #Americanhistory #gildedage

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Tidewater Bride | Laura Frantz
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A Castaway in Cornwall | Julie Klassen
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Plenty of plot twists, along with beautiful descriptions of real places.
https://mccombsonmain.com/2020/12/09/review-castaway-cornwall-klassen/

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To Steal a Heart | Jen Turano
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Hurrah! for another Jen Turano novel :) Yes, I really do love her books, and I've yet to be disappointed.
https://mccombsonmain.com/2020/12/02/review-steal-heart-jen-turano/

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The Red Canary | Rachel McDaniel
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Set in prohibition-era Pittsburgh, The Red Canary by Rachel Scott McDaniel is a tale of murder, mystery, corruption, and a torch singer called Vera. And I loved it!

https://linktr.ee/SallyM

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Will and Kate meet by one of the parks famous mud pots, where she berates him for being off the official path. Sparks immediately fly, and her son loves being around Will, but both are wary of getting closer.

https://linktr.ee/SallyM

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Dogwood Plantation | Carrie Fancett Pagels
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Mehso-so

Christian romance with a predictable ending
https://mccombsonmain.com/2020/11/04/review-dogwood-pagels/

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Palmer Girl | Dawn Klinge
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I have many casual interests, but two are the Gilded Age and the Columbian Exposition of 1893. Because of those, Palmer Girl grabbed my attention even though I‘d not read anything by Dawn Klinge, and it‘s self-published. Hey, life is full of new experiences, and new experiences is part of what makes this book great to read.
https://mccombsonmain.com/2020/10/21/review-palmer-girl-by-dawn-klinge/

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Watercolors | Lorna Seilstad
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“Do you honestly believe a good God would let this happen to me?”
It‘s the age-old question asked of Christians: why would a benevolent God allow bad things to happen to good people? And it‘s a question asked of Amelia early in the book while she‘s attending to an injured Civil War soldier.
Continue: https://mccombsonmain.com/2020/10/28/review-watercolors-by-lorna-seilstad/