The Lost Apothecary had me thoroughly engrossed; I could not put this book down, finishing it from cover to cover well within a day.
Tag: Historical Fiction
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Pachinko is the type of sweeping, evocative novel that’ll leave you breathless, and humbled, and unwilling to part with the characters.
A Bright Young Thing by Brianne Moore
Set in 1930s England, A Bright Young Thing follows socialite Astra Davies as she navigates her way through the fallout of her parents’ deaths— and the resulting financial ruin she finds herself in. With a nemesis, societal pressures, freshly unburied family secrets, and quickly dwindling funds, Astra faces many problems but not a lot of time to… Continue reading A Bright Young Thing by Brianne Moore
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
The Four Winds is heavy. To say that this novel will move you is vastly underselling the depth of Elsa Martinelli’s story, as author Kristin Hannah sweeps you through 15 years in Elsa’s life. We’re with Elsa through a closeted life of emotional isolation, to the quiet loneliness of marriage, to the raw, gritty lengths to… Continue reading The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Fans of gothic fiction will find lots to adore in Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s eerily romantic tome, Mexican Gothic. In this story, we follow socialite Noemi as she fights to uncover the reason behind her cousin Catalina’s mysterious illness and if her cousin’s husband is to blame. Mexican Gothic starts at a deceptively leisurely pace. In the… Continue reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia