Blogmas 6: Best 2017 Historical Read

Historical books

Ok today is YOUR DAY to impress me and send tons of recommendations for this one.

Years ago I was an historical books/romances nerd. Homosapiens here I come with Children of the Earth series by Jean M Auel (fantastic by the way), Cathedrals I will know how to build you thanks to Ken Follet’s Pillars of the Earth. I am grateful for Mr Follet’s books as I know so much more about IWW and IIWW thanks the The Fall of the Giants series. Alexandre Dumas educated me on the Three Musketeers way of life and other readers unveiled the Borgia’s and Medicis secrets.

I also read tons of books on Ancient Egypt.

In recent years though, aside From Sand and Ashes by Amy Harmon phenomenal book but that I’ve read in 2016… not many historical reads.

BUT

I’ve found the perfect one! A book gifted by my friend Katja! This one ladies and gents is my best historical 2017 (I’ve only read one but whatever, don’t be petty as it really is an outstanding book!).

The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

Here is a small excerpt of what I wrote about the book:

“5 “incredible family saga” stars

In two words: terribly beautiful.
Take a good narrator, a pinch of history, two spoons of slavery and a whole pint of revenge. Stir it all with great characters, smart writing and your recipe will be a hit.

The blurb already gives you a whiff of Tiffany’s stellar writing. That woman knows how to write beautiful sentences and how to tell an enthralling story. Her writing style is gorgeous. It flows effortlessly with enough details to make us see the tale in hour head, walk in the character’s shoes but without unnecessary frills. It’s good, solid and elegant. I know this won’t be my last Tiffany Reisz’s book.

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Fortunately once Paris began her tale about Tamara Maddox’s dark and cursed soap opera of a life I was entranced.

“On December 10, 1978, two very important events in the history of Red Thread occurred—the Kentucky River broke its banks and crested at a record forty-eight feet, and the granddaughter of George J. Maddox, the owner of Red Thread Bourbon Distillery, turned sixteen years old. That was the beginning of the end of Red Thread.” “What was? The river flooding?” Paris gave him a smile, a smile that made him momentarily rethink his decision to not call the police. “Tamara Maddox.”

Trust me on this one if you have not read it yet just DO IT!

GOODREADS  AMAZON

 

Now hit me with your recommendations please!

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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8 Replies to “Blogmas 6: Best 2017 Historical Read”

  1. I don’t usually read historical, but this looks really good! Great review! =D

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Daisy!!! xoxo

  2. I have this book in my tbr but I never gotten around to it yet. I hope I get to read it soon! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      If you do I hope you’ll love it too Raven!!!

  3. Oh this one sounds really good! I’m adding it to your list!! Lol

    Thank you Sophie!!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      You are more than welcome Susan!!!

  4. I’ve heard so many great things about The Bourbon Thief. I really need to read it ASAP! Have you read Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders Sophie? I LOVED that book!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      No but I’m adding it to my TBR Kim! Thank you <3

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