Stacking the Shelves- 5/11/19

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality all about sharing the books we are adding to our shelves, whether physical or virtual.

This week, I’m sharing four historical fiction eBooks I’ve downloaded over the past month.



The Familiars by Stacy Halls

Most of what I know about the history of witch trials is from the American perspective. I’m not actually familiar with the Pendle Hill Witch Trials at all. I’m hoping this will be a good introduction to that event, in addition to being an atmospheric and engaging read. The gorgeous cover is certainly appealing too!

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

I’ve been wanting to “meet” Maisie Dobbs for years now, so I couldn’t resist this Kindle deal. This sounds like a fun mystery with an excellent setting (post-WWI London) and endearing characters. I’m thinking it would make for perfect summer reading.

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

I remember really enjoying Jennifer Robson’s Somewhere in France when I read it a few years ago. The titular gown refers to Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress, and the novel follows the lives of a group of women who helped make it. It sounds like it will be a charming comfort read.

The Darkling Bride by Laura Anderson

A multi-generational story about an Irish family, their castle and their many secrets? Count me in. I’ve been craving a gothic read, so maybe I should pick this up soon.


Have you read any of these? What book(s) have you added to your shelf recently?


7 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves- 5/11/19

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  1. Maisie Dobbs is one of my favorite books. It is the start of a series of books that have allowed the character to grow and develop along with a good supporting cast. Highly recommended.


  2. I tried Jacqueline Winspear and was a bit disappointed, but I guess the smart thing to do would have been to start at the beginning, with the 1st book in the series


  3. These sound interesting. Historical fiction is a funny old genre don’t you think? Can be great but I’m always kinda tempted to go for historical non fiction instead …it can be every bit as engaging


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