REVIEWS MASTER LIST


The Burton Book Review Rating System
1 star = Not recommended
2 stars = Interesting premise, someone else might like it
3 stars = Good but could be better, didn't totally rock my boat
3.5 = I enjoyed it; Had some minor quirks
4 stars = Pretty Good, Recommend!
4.5 stars = Almost perfect! Enjoyed immensely!
5 stars = EXCELLENT PAGE TURNER! NEW FAVE!

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The dates will show the year that I reviewed it (may not be publication year), and my rating:
(Of the year 2009 published Qty. #64)
(Of the year 2010, published Qty. #62)
(Of the year 2011, published Qty. #43)
(Of the year 2012, published Qty #83)
(Of the year 2013, published Qty #53)
(Of the year 2014, published Qty. # 37)
(Of the year 2015, published Qty # 26)
(Of the year 2016, published to date Qty. #17)

PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE REMOVED REVIEWS OF AUTHORS I NO LONGER WISH TO PROMOTE. No need to report broken links.

General/Literary Fiction
13, rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro (2011, 4 stars)
22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson (2011,4 stars)
A Spell on the Water by Marjorie Kowalski Cole (2012, 3 stars)
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie (2009, 4.5 stars)
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex (2010, 4.5 stars)
Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff (2010, 4.5 stars)
Follow Me by Joanna Scott (2009, 3.75)
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (2010, 4.5 stars)
Illusion by Frank Peretti (2012, 5 stars)
In Times of Fading Light by Eugen Ruge (2013, 3 stars)
Mambo In Chinatown by Jean Kwok (2014, 5 stars)
Mothers and Daughters by Rae Meadows (2011, 4 stars)
Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan (2009, 4.5 stars)
Sunset Park by Paul Auster (2010, 2 stars)
The Darlings by Cristina Alger (2012, 4.5 stars)
The End of Everything by Megan Abbott (2011, 3.5 stars)
The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver (2013, 3 stars)
The Girl She Used To Be by David Cristofano (2009, 3.5 stars)
The Housekeeper and The Professor by Yoko Ogawa (2009, 5 stars)
The Last Storyteller by Frank Delaney (2012, 5 stars)
The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly (2011, 3.5 stars)
The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney (2011, 4 stars)
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (2009, 4 stars)
The Wish Maker by Ali Sethi (2009, 1 star, did not finish)
This Must Be The Place by Kate Racculia (2010, 5 stars)
Valeria's Last Stand by Marc Fitten (2009, 4 stars)
With All My Love by Patricia Scanlan (2013, 4.5 stars)


More Women's Fiction and Contemporary than other themes
Blessings by Anna Quindlen (2016, 4 stars)
Come a Little Closer by Dorothy Garlock (2012, 3.5 stars)
Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman (2014, 4.5 stars)
Evergreen Falls by Kimberley Freeman (2015, 4.5 stars)
Laura Rider's Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton (2009, 3 stars)
Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman (flipped back and forth, half historical) (2013, 4.5 stars)
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley (2016, 5 stars) *
Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley (2015, 5 stars)
Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley (2015, 3 stars)
The Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton (2009, 3.5 stars)
Tumbleweeds by Leila Meacham (2012, 4 stars)
Under a Texas Sky by Dorothy Garlock (2013, 3 stars)
What A Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr (2013, 4 stars)
Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman (flipped back and forth, half historical) (2011, 5 stars)*

Crime/Mystery/Thriller
31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan (2010, 5 stars)
Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino (2012, 3 stars)
No Rest for the Dead by 21 authors (2011, 4 stars)
The Osiris Alliance by Jack Ford (2009, 3 stars)
Crowner Royal by Bernard Knight (2009, 3 stars)
Darke London by Coleen Kwan (2013, 4 stars)
Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale (2012, 4.5 stars)
Oscar Wilde and the Vampire Murders by Gyles Brandeth (2011, 4 stars)
Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo (2010, 3.5 stars)
Somebody I Used to Know by David Bell (2015, 5 stars)
The Map of Time by Feliz Palma genre bending! (2011, 5 stars)*
The Gilded Shroud (Lady Fan Mystery Series #1) by Elizabeth Bailey (2011, 4 stars)
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins (2016, 4 stars)
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz (2016, 4 stars)

Georgette Heyer
Arabella (2009, 5 stars)
Bath Tangle (2011, 3.5 stars)
My Lord John (2009, 2 stars)
The Convenient Marriage (2009, 4 stars)
The Devil's Cub (2009, 4.5 stars)
The Masqueraders (2010, 3.5 stars)
The Nonesuch (2009, 4 stars)
The Quiet Gentleman (2011, 4.5 stars)
The Unfinished Clue (2009, 3.5 stars)

Regency
A Darcy Christmas: A Holiday Tribute to Jane Austen (2010, 4 stars)
An Heir of Uncertainty by Alyssa Everett (2014, 4 stars)
Bellfield Hall, or the Observations of Miss Dido Kent by Anna Dean (2010, 3 stars)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (2009, 5 stars)
Darcy and Anne by Judith Brocklehurst (2009, 3.5 stars)
Death and the Courtesan by Pamela Christie (2013, 2 stars)
Georgette Heyer's Regency World by Jennifer Kloester (2010, 3.5 stars)
Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen (2016, 4.5 stars)
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in The World by Abigail Reynolds (2010, 3 stars)
Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell (2010, 3.5 stars)
Rogue in Red Velvet by Lynne Connolly (2014)
The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah Ladd (2014, 4.5 stars)
The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd (2013, 5 stars)*
The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen (2014, 4.5 stars)
The Darcy Cousins by Monica Fairview (2010, 4.5 stars)
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen (2012, 5 stars)*
The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James (2013, 4.5 stars)
The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview (2009, 4 stars)
The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen (2014, 5 stars)
The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen (2013, 5 stars)*
Wickham's Diary by Amanda Grange (2011, 4 stars)

Victorian
An Heiress at Heart by Jennifer Delamere (2012, 4 stars)
Lady Julia Grey Mystery Series by Deanna Raybourn:
Silent in the Grave (Book One) (2010, 4.5 stars)
Silent in the Sanctuary (Book Two) (2010, 4.5 stars)
Dark Road to Darjeeling (Book Four) (2010, 4 stars)


Historical Christian/Inspirational Fiction 
Against The Tide by Elizabeth Camden (2012, 4.5 stars)
A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander (2014, 4.5 stars)
A Lady in the Making (Prairie Dreams #3) by Susan Page Davis (2012, 4 stars)
A Lasting Impression (Belmont Masion Series #1) by Tamera Alexander (2012, 4.5 stars)
A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes (2012, 4.5 stars)
A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund (2013, 4.5 stars)
A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner (2012, 3 stars)
At Every Turn by Anne Mateer (2012, 3 stars)
Baroness (Daughters of Fortune #2) by Susan May Warren (2012, 4.5 stars)
Bees in the Butterfly Garden by Maureen Lang (2012, 3 stars)
Belonging by Robin Lee Hatcher (2012, 4 stars)
Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher (2012, 4 stars)
Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble (2012, 3.5 stars)
Blue Skies Tomorrow (Wings of Glory #3) by Sarah Sundin (2012, 3.5 stars)
By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer (2012, 3.5 stars)
Central Park Rendezvous by by Kim Vogel Sawyer, Ronie Kendig, Dineen Miller, MaryLu Tyndall
(2012, 5 stars)*
Duchess (Daughters of Fortune #3) by Susan May Warren (2013, 4.5 stars)
Elusive Hope by MaryLu Tyndall (2014, 4 stars)
Fired Up (Trouble in Texas #2) by Mary Connealy (2013, 4.5 stars)
Flight of Fancy by Laurie Alice Eakes (2013, 4 stars)
Forsaken Dreams (Escape to Paradise #1) by MaryLu Tyndall (2013, 4.5 stars)
Heart's Safe Passage (Midwife Series #2) by Laurie Alice Eakes (2012, 4 stars)
Heiress (Daughters of Fortune #1) by Susan May Warren (2011, 4 stars)*
Hunter's Prize by Marcia Gruver (2012, 3.5 stars)
Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen by Mary Sharratt (2012, 4 stars)
It Happened At The Fair by Deeanne Gist (2013, 4 stars)
Josiah's Treasure by Nancy Herriman (2013, 4 stars)
Lady Anne's Quest by Susan Page Davis (2012, 4.5 stars)
Love At Any Cost by Julie Lessman (2013, 3 stars)
Love In The Balance by Regina Jennings (2013, 4.5 stars)
Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist (2012, 4 stars)
No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig (2012, 4 stars)
On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin (2013, 5 stars) *
Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot (Texas Dreams #1) (2012, 3.5 stars)
Playing by Heart by Anne Mateer (2014, 4.5 stars)
Prize of My Heart by Lisa Norato (2012, 4 stars)
Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson (2012, 3 stars)
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (2016, 3.5 stars)
Safe in His Arms by Colleen Coble (2013, 3.5 stars)
Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer (2012, 4.5 stars)
Sincerely Yours by: Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, Ann Shorey (2014, 4 stars)
Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings (2012, 4.5 stars)
Skip Rock Shallows by Jan Watson (2012, 3.5 stars)
Stardust : A Novel by Carla Stewart (2012, 4 stars)
Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer (2013, 5 stars)*
Summer of Promise by Amanda Cabot (2012, 4.5 stars)*
Swept Away by Mary Connealy (2013, 3.5 stars)
The Irish Healer by Nancy Herriman (2012, 3.5 stars)
The Key on the Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson (2012, 4.5 stars)
The Lake House by Kate Morton (2016, 5 stars)
The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller (2012, 4 stars)
The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick (2015, 3.5 stars)
The Messenger by Siri Mitchell (2012, 4 stars)
The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz ( 2015, 5 stars)
The Quaker and The Rebel by Mary Ellis (2014, 4 stars)
The Ransom by MaryLu Tyndall (2014, 4.5 stars)
The Ride of Her Life by Lorna Seilstad (2012, 3.5 stars)
The River Rose: A Water Wheel Novel by Gilbert Morris (2012, 4 stars)
The Shadow on the Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson (2012, 4 stars)
Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig (2014, 4.5 stars)
To Have and to Hold by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller (2012, 3.5 stars)
To Love and Cherish by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller (2012, 3.5 stars)
To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander (2012, 4.5 stars)
To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander (2015, 4 stars)
Trouble in Store by Carol Cox (2013, 3 stars)
Two Crosses by Elizabeth Musser (2012, 5 stars)*
Two Destinies (Book 3) by Elizabeth Musser (2012, 5 stars)*
Two Testaments by Elizabeth Musser (2012, 5 stars)*
Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund (2012, 5 stars)*
Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall (2012, 4.5 stars)
Westward Hearts by Melody Carlson (2012, 3.5 stars)
Where Lilacs Still Bloom by Jane Kirkpatrick (2012, 5 stars)*
Where Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey (2012, 3.5 stars)
Wings of a Dream by Ann Mateer (2012, 4.5 stars)
With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin (2012, 4.5 stars)
Words Spoken True by Ann H. Gabhart (2012, 4.5 stars)

Christian Fiction (Contemporary)
Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate (2012, 3.5 stars)
Need You Now by Beth Wiseman (2012, 3 stars)
Prophet by Frank Peretti (2016, 4 stars)
Shattered (book 2) by Dani Pettrey (2013, 4 stars)
Submerged (book 1) by Dani Pettrey (2013, 3.5 stars)
The Devil Walks in Mattingly by Billy Coffey (2014, 4 stars)
The Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer (2012, 4 stars)
Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert (2012, 3.5 stars)

Biblical Fiction
Abraham and Sarah by Roberta Kells Dorr (2014, 3.5 stars)
David and Bathsheba by Roberta Kells Dorr (2013, 4 stars)
Delilah by India Edghill (2009, 4 stars)
Girl Mary by Petru Popescu (2009, 3 stars)
In the Shadow of Jezebel by Mesu Andrews (2014, 4.5 stars)
Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin (2014, 5 stars)
Mary Magdalene by Diana Wallis Taylor (2016, 4 stars)
On This Foundation by Lynn Austin (2015, 5 stars)
Return to Me by Lynn Austin (2013, 5 stars)
Solomon's Song by Roberta Kells Dorr (2014, 4 stars)
Son of God by Roma Downey (2014, 4 stars)
The Secret Magdalene (2013, 5 stars)
The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy (2010, 4.5 stars)


Young Adult - other
The Gifting Trilogy by K.E. Ganshert (2015, 5 stars)*


In a class all her own..V.C. Andrews' Petals On The Wind (and more)
Garden of Shadows (2014) the PREQUEL not to miss!
Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth (2014, 4 stars)
Sage's Eyes (2016, 3 stars)
Secret Brother (2015, 3.5 stars)

All Souls Series by Deborah Harkness:
A Discovery of Witches, book one (2015, 5 stars)


Young Adult Historical Fiction
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (2012, 5 stars)*
The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry (2010, 4 stars) re:Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughter


Historical Fiction
A Cottage By The Sea by Ciji Ware (2010, 5 stars) *
A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley (2015, 4 stars)
Abduction of Smith and Smith by Rashad Harrison (2015, 4.5 stars)
By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan (2010, 4 stars)
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (2011, 4.5 stars)
Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck (2013, 4 stars)
Castile for Isabella (part 1 of Ferdinand & Isabella trilogy) by Jean Plaidy (2009, 3.5 stars)
Claude and Camille by Stephanie Cowell (2010, 4.5 stars)
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran (2009, 4.5 stars )
Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Ruseell (2016, 4 stars)
Epitaph: A Novel of the OK Corral by Mary Doria Russell (2016, 5 stars)
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave (2016, 5 stars)*
Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck (2014, 4 stars)
Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor (2012, 4.5 stars)
Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier (2013, 4.5 stars)*
Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom (2016, 4.5 stars)
Harriet and Isabella by Patricia O'Brien (2009, 4.5 stars)
Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck (2012, 5 stars)
His Last Duchess by Gabrielle Kimm (2011, 3.5 stars)
Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham (2010, 4 stars)
I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira (2014, 5 stars)*
Incognito by Gregory Murphy (2011, 4 stars)
Indiscretions of The Queen by Jean Plaidy (Georgian Saga) (2009, 4 stars)
Into the Storm by Lisa Bingham (2015, 4 stars)
Island of Doves by Kelly O'Connor McNees (2014, 4.5 stars)
Island of the Swans by Ciji Ware (2010, 5 stars)
Lament for a Lost Lover by Philippa Carr (2016, 5 stars)
Maggie Bright by Tracy Groot (2015, 5 stars)
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (2010, 4.5 stars)
O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell (2010, 5 stars)
Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean (2009, 3 stars)
Partners by Dave McGowan (2009, 3.5 stars)
Penelope's Daughter by Laurel Corona (2010, 4 stars)
Receive Me Falling by Erika Robuck (2010, 4 stars)
Reign of Madness: A Novel of Juana of Castile by Lynn Cullen (2011, 4 stars)
Roses by Leila Meacham (2010, 4.5 stars)
Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony (2012, 3.5 stars)
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (2011, 4.5 stars)
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant (2009, 4.5 stars)
Saraband for Two Sisters by Philippa Carr (read in 2015)
The Abduction of Smith and Smith by Rashad Harrison (2015, 4.5 stars)
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by CW Gortner (2010, 4 stars)
The Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell (2011, 4 stars)
The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan (2009, 4.5 stars)
The Demon Lover by Jean Plaidy (2013, 2.5-3 stars)
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (2012, 3.5 stars)
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (2013, 4.5 stars)
The House of Hawthorne by Erika Robuck (2015, 4.5 stars)
The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt (2010, 4.5 stars)
The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming (2010, 3.5 stars)
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (2010, 5 stars)**
The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner (2009, 5 stars)
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott (2010, 5 Stars)**
The Midwife's Revolt by Jodi Daynard (2016, 4 stars))
The Murder in The Tower by Jean Plaidy (2009, 4 stars)
The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman (2012, 3 stars)
The Queen's Vow: Isabella of Casile by CW Gortner (2012, 3 stars)
The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin (2010, 3 stars)
The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot (2014, 5 stars)*
The Shadow Queen: A Novel of Wallis Simpson by Rebecca Dean (2012, 3.5 stars)
The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley (2012, 4.5 stars)
The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley (2013, 4.5 stars)
The Traitor's Wife by Allison Pataki (2014, 4.5 stars)
The Wild Princess: A Novel of Queen Victoria's Daughters by May Hart Perry (2012, 3.5 stars)
The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey (2013, 4.5 stars)*
Titans by Leila Meacham (2016, 4 stars)
Wake by Anna Hope (2014, 3 stars)

General Medieval Historical Fiction:
A Parliament Of Spies by Cassandra Clark (2012, 3 stars)
A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick (2012, 4 stars)
Brothers of Gwynedd: Book One by Edith Pargeter (2010, did not finish)
Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman (2012, 4.5 stars)
Katherine by Anya Seton (2013, 4.5 stars)
Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick (2011, 5 stars)*
Lords of The White Castle by Elizabeth Chadwick (2013, 4 stars)
Shadow on The Crown by Patricia Bracewell (book 1 of proposed trilogy) (2013, 4 stars)
Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick (2013, 5 stars)*
The Bastard King (Norman series #1) by Jean Plaidy (2013, 4.5 stars)
The Forbidden Queen by Anne O'Brien (2013, 3 stars)
The Lion of Justice (book 2 Normal Trilogy) by Jean Plaidy (2.5 stars, 2013)
The Passionate Enemies (book 2 of the Norman trilogy by Jean Plaidy (hellatious torture, 2015)
The Price of Blood (book 2 Emma of Normandy) by Patricia Bracewell (4 stars, 2015)
To Defy A King by Elizabeth Chadwick (2011, 4.5 stars)
Within the Hollow Crown by Margaret Campbell-Barnes (2010, 4 stars)

Eleanor of Aquitaine Related Novels:
Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine (2010, 4 stars)
Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman (2009, 3 stars)
The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick (2010, 4 stars)
The Queen's Pawn by Christy English (2010, 3.5 stars)
The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick (2010, 4.5 stars)
The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas (2011, 4 stars)
The Secret Eleanor by Cecelia Holland (2010, 3.5 stars)
The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick (2013, 5 stars)**
The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick (2015, 4.5 stars)
To Be Queen by Christy English (2011, 4.5 stars)
Queen Defiant: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Anne O'Brien (2011, 4stars)

France/French Revolution Novels:
Before Versailles by Karleen Koen (2011, 5 stars)*
Désirée: The Story of Napoleon's First Love by Annemarie Selinko (2010, 4.5 stars)*
Finding Emilie by Laurel Corona (2011, 5 stars)*
For The King by Catherine Delors (2010, 4 stars)
Madame Bovary's Daughter by Linda Urbach (2011, 4.5 stars)
Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran (2011, 4.5 stars)
The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent (2010, 4 stars)
Twilight of A Queen (Book#5) by Susan Carroll (2009, 3.5 stars)

Wars of the Roses Related Novels:
Queen by Right (about Cecily Neville) by Anne Easter Smith (2011, 3 stars)
Stormbird: Wars of The Roses Book 1 by Conn Iggulden (2014, 5 stars)*
The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (2010, 3.5 stars)
The Kingmaker's Daughter (Cousins' War #4) by Philippa Gregory (2012, 4.5 stars)
The Lady of the Rivers (Cousins' War #3) by Philippa Gregory (2011, 3 stars)
The Rose of York: Love and War by Sandra Worth (2009, 3.5 stars)
The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham (2010, 3.5-4 stars)
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (2009, 4 stars)
To The Tower Born by Robin Maxwell (2013)

Tudor Genre:
A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir (2012, 3.5 stars)
All the Queen's Players by Jane Feather (2010, 3 stars)
Elizabeth I: A Novel by Margaret George (2011, 5 stars)*
Her Highness, The Traitor by Susan Higginbotham (2012, 4 stars)
Her Mother's Daughter: A Novel of Mary Tudor by Julianne Lee (2009, 4 stars)
His Last Letter: A Novel of Elizabeth I and The Earl of Leicester by Jeane Westin (2010, 3 stars)
Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth (2011, 4 stars)
Rivals in the Tudor Court by D.L. Bogdan (2011, 4 stars)
Roses Have Thorns (Ladies in Waiting #3) by Sandra Byrd (2013, 4 stars)
Secrets of The Tudor Court by D.L. Bogdan (2010, 4.5 stars)*
Secrets of the Tudor Court: At The King's Pleasure (book 4) by Kate Emerson (2011, 4 stars)
Secrets of The Tudor Court: The Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson (2009, 5 stars)
Secrets of The Tudor Court: Between Two Queens by Kate Emerson (2009, 4 stars)
Secrets of The Tudor Court: By Royal Decree by Kate Emerson (2010, 4.5 stars)
Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle (2015, 4.5 stars)
St. Thomas's Eve aka The King's Confidante by Jean Plaidy (2009, 4 stars)
The Arrow Chest by Robert Parry (2011, 4 stars)
The Boleyn Wife by Brandy Purdy (2009, 2.5 stars)
The Captive Queen of Scots by Jean Plaidy (2009, 5 stars)
The Dark Rose (Book 2 in Morland Dynasty) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (2010 reissue, 3 stars)
The Forgotten Queen by D.L. Bogdan (2013, 4.5 stars)
The King's Damsel (Book 5) by Kate Emerson (2012, 4.5 stars)
The Miracle at St. Bruno's by Philippa Carr (2013, 3.5 stars)
The Other Queen by Phillipa Gregory (2009 0 stars)
The Queen's Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle (2013, 3.5 stars)
The Queen of Last Hopes by Susan Higginbotham (2011, 5 stars)*
The Queen's Mistake: A Novel by Catherine Howard by Diane Haeger (2009, 3 stars)
The Queen's Rival by Diane Haeger (2011, 4 stars)
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory (2010, 4 stars)
The Royal Road to Fotheringay by Jean Plaidy (2009, 5 stars)
The Sumerton Women by D.L. Bogdan (2012, 4 stars)
The Tudor Rose: A Novel of Elizabeth of York by Margaret Campbell Barnes (2009, 3.5 stars)
The Tudor Secret: Book 1 Elizabeth I Spymaster by C.W. Gortner (2011, 5 stars)
The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory (2010)
Venus in Winter: A Novel of Bess of Hardwick by Gillian Bagwell (2013, 4.5 stars)
Young Bess by Margaret Irwin (2010, 4 stars)
Watch The Lady by Elizabeth Fremantle (2015, 5 stars)

Tudor/Elizabethan Non-Fiction
After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland by Leanda De Lisle (2009, 3.5 stars)
Arbella by Sarah Gristwood (2009, not a typical review, but 4 stars)
Bess of Hardwick: Empire Builder by Mary S. Lovell (2008, 5 stars)
Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of The Virgin Queen by Tracy Borman (2009, 4 stars)
Jane Seymour: Henry VIII's True Love by Elizabeth Norton (2010, 3 stars)
Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen by Anna Whitelock (2010, 3.5 stars)
The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir (2009, 4.5 stars)
The Lady Penelope by Sally Varlow (2015, 4 stars)
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by David Loades (2010, 4 stars)
The Women of the Cousins' War by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin & Michael Jones (2011, 4 stars)

Other Historical Non-Fiction
American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence by Jane Hampton Cook (2013, 5 stars)*
Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman who Helped Hide the Frank Family by Miep Gies (2009, 4.5 stars)
Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile by Julia Fox (2012, 4.5 stars)

Historical Fantasy/Arthurian
Dark Moon of Avalon (Book 2) by Anna Elliott (2010, 4 stars)
Sunrise of Avalon (Book 3) by Anna Elliott (2011, 4 stars)
The Twilight of Avalon (Book 1) by Anna Elliott (2009, 4.75 stars)
Child of the Northern Spring by Persia Woolley (2010, 3 stars)

Historical Romance (those that don't qualify as Christian Fiction as well)
Desiring Lady Caro by Ella Quinn (2014, 4 stars)
Highland Rebel by Judith James (2009, 3 stars)
I Married The Duke by Katharine Ashe (2014, 4 stars)
Mutiny of the Heart by Jennifer Bray-Webster (2014)
My Unfair Lady by Kathryne Kennedy (2009, 3 stars)
Never Surrender to a Scoundrel by Lily Dalton (2015, 4.5 stars)
Scandal at Almack's by Gloria Gay (2014, 4 stars)
Summer is for Lovers by Jennifer McQuiston (2014, 4 stars)
The Treasures of Venice by Loucinda McGary (2009, 4 stars)
The Wildest Heart by Rosemary Rogers (2009, 3.5 stars)
When A Lord Needs A Lady (2014, 4 stars)
Wind Raven by Regan Walker (2014, 4 stars)

Romance - Contemporary Fiction
Wild Highland Magic by Kendra Leigh Castle (2009, 3.75 stars)
Too Hot To Handle by Robin Kaye (2009, 4 stars)
What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown (2009, 3 stars)

Inspirational Non-Fiction
Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson (2013, 5 stars)
I Love You to God and Back by Amanda Lamb (2012, 4 stars)
One Perfect Life by John MacArthur (2013, 4.5 stars)
The Noticer by Andy Andrews (2009, 5 stars)
The Sitting Swing by Irene Watson (2009, 4 stars)

General and Biographical Non-Fiction
Betsy Ross and The Making of America by Marla R. Miller (2010, 3 stars)
Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Theft, Murder and Detection by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler (2009, 4 stars)
The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin Roose (2009, 3.5 stars)
Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter by Antonia Fraser (2010, 3.5 stars)

Children's Fiction
The Man in the Moon: The Guardians of Childhood (Book One) by William Joyce


You'll notice I use the Half-Star System. (I used to use 1/4 stars, too!)
While rating books on the Goodreads platform, I remember their following guidelines (borrowed from Deb):

Goodreads uses a 5 star rating system with the following definitions:
1 star 1 star – didn’t like it
2 stars 2 stars – it was OK
3 stars 3 stars – liked it
4 stars 4 stars – really liked it
5 stars 5 stars – it was amazing