American Civil War

C+
Twilight in Texas

While I've not read Jodi Thomas before, I have read reviews of her other books, including those in the related McClain series. All the reviews have been good (some have been great), giving me a pleasant sense of anticipation for Twilight in Texas. So it's with no small amount of confusion that as I ...

B+
The Horse Soldier

I loved the central conflict in this book: the hero and heroine, who once loved each other deeply, have now come to hate each other just as deeply, and not because of any big misunderstandings. She was a Southern Belle and he was a Union spy. The met, fell in love, and got married in a secret ceremo ...

C
In the Shadow of the Moon

Laura Truitt and her husband Jack are out house hunting in Roswell, Georgia when Laura feels inexplicably drawn to an old plantation. Upon meeting the home's owner, the situation becomes strange; the old woman has a picture of a person that looks exactly like Laura, except that the picture was taken ...

D
Triumph

Some authors tend to end a long-running series with quick, slap-dash effort. No one who has even glanced at Heather Graham's latest 471 page opus could accuse her of that. Triumph is the conclusion of Graham's Florida series. It encompasses the last couple years of the Civil War and wraps up the sto ...

D
Woven Dreams

In too many historical romances, the authors take great pains to get the period details correct. However, they often forget to have their characters act in period as well. The clothing may be described accurately, actual events may be incorporated into the plot, but the people in the story are nothi ...

C+
Beaudry's Ghost

Beaudry's Ghost is an electronic book available from Dreams Unlimited. It's not a bad read, and is actually better than many traditionally published ghost romances. Mourning the loss of her twin brother, Taylor Brannon takes his place on a Civil War Reenactment field. Their last conversation ende ...

A-
The Pretender

I keep meaning to pay a visit to the Buried Treasures page and submit Rosalyn West's name, because I love her books, but I never hear anyone talking about them but me. Consider this review my annual appeal on her behalf - if you like American Historicals with complex characters and incredible confli ...

B+
Glory

Heather Graham has another winner in this, the latest chapter in the saga of the McKenzies, a Florida family whose loyalties are torn and tested during the Civil War. It came very close to being a Desert Isle Keeper for me; only the ending really spoiled it. Dr. Julian McKenzie leads his patrol o ...

C
The Fugitive Heart

Inspirational novels can be difficult to review. You can't exactly give a novel a lower grade simply because you don't agree with the beliefs of the author. As you might expect from an inspirational novel, the crux of this novel is a spiritual conflict. The hero has rejected God, and the heroine fee ...

B
The Rebel

The Rebel is the third installment in the Men of Pride County series, and it is definitely a departure from the other two. While the hero is a man from Pride County, almost all of the story is set in territorial New Mexico. And unlike the other two, the bulk of the story takes place during the Civil ...