Mattie Simpkin is a wonderful heroine with verve and drive and a willingness to ensure that young women of the early twentieth century know that they can achieve much – if they only know how to push.
Tag Archives: Historical fiction
The Hummingbird and the Sea by Jenny Bond
Moving between Massachusetts and the Caribbean, Jenny Bond’s novel is an enjoyable tale of the hope of young love, betrayal and pirates
The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts by Avi
Oliver Cromwell Pitts’ life is turned upside down when his father disappears the night of a big storm and he is forced to live by his wits.
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Jojo Moyes’ book about the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky is a stirring tale about the power of friendship and the joy that books can bring
Blood Libel by M. Lynes
The tense perilous atmosphere of medieval Seville at the time of the Inquisition is created with dark intensity in Lynes’ historical novel.
Nine Days a Queen by Ann Rinaldi
Lady Jane Grey’s story is a truly tragic one and Ann Rinaldi shows just how she was used as a pawn in a power play during Tudor history