‘Sunflower Sisters’ Stuns As A Work Of Historical Fiction (Press This! NY Patch)

Here’s how “Sunflower Sisters” author Martha Hall Kelly wove a fictional tale into a historical backdrop. To masterfully craft a story that takes place in the middle of a tumultuous time in history is its own work of art. New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly has done precisely that with her newest novel, “Sunflower Sisters,” which hits shelves on March 30.

Source: ‘Sunflower Sisters’ Stuns As A Work Of Historical Fiction | New York City, NY Patch

Spring Historical Fiction Books You’re Going To Love (Press This! Buzz Feed)

Recommendations for both Historical Fiction and a couple Historical Romance books.  Check them out!

Source: Spring Historical Fiction Books You’re Going To Love

  • The Vines by Shelley Nolden
  • The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton
  • Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
  • Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge
  • The Duke Undone by Joanna Lowell
  • Finding Napoleon by Margaret Rodenberg
  • To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters
  • When Stars Rain Down by Angela Jackson-Brown
  • Take What You Can Carry by Gian Sardar
  • Tears of Amber by Sofia Segovia
  • The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
  • A Peculiar Combination by Ashley Weaver
  • Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau
  • Incredible Doom by Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden
  • Don’t Breathe a word by Jordyn Taylor
  • The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo
  • The Savage Instinct by M.M. DeLuca

In ‘The Rose Code,’ Kate Quinn Highlights the Women Codebreakers of World War II (Press This! The San Diego Union-Tribune)

San Diego author’s new book explores the dynamics during World War II at Bletchley Park in England, where codebreakers must solve complex military codes, survive the pressures of secrecy and outwit a Soviet spy who tries to tear apart friendships

Source: In ‘The Rose Code,’ Kate Quinn highlights the women codebreakers of World War II – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Why We Are Living in ‘Gothic Times’ – BBC Culture

The world seems to have grown only more uncertain in the years since, and it’s certainly tough to rival the age of Covid for gothic motifs made manifest. Claustrophobia? Try successive lockdowns spent working, learning, and socialising from home. Isolation? Ditto. Fear of a past that can’t be exorcised? Sounds a lot like “long Covid”.

Source: Why we are living in ‘Gothic times’ – BBC Culture

What to Read Based on Your Pandemic Hobby – 12 Historical Novels to Pair With Your New Hobby

If you picked up a hobby for the first time during the pandemic—or went back to a long-abandoned activity—you were not alone. Stay-at-home orders offered Americans extra time to knit, sew and scrapbook. Bakers turned to sourdough when yeast became scarce. And people with a yard found their green thumb, pulled out their shovels and […]

Source: What to Read Based on Your Pandemic Hobby – 12 Historical Novels to Pair With Your New Hobby