Marie Burton

About me

I am a Historical Fiction Addict like you =) I am a wife, mom of two youngsters, and I work full-time as a bookkeeper near Dallas, Texas. I do hoard many books at home, too.
I write reviews at, which has been online since December 2008. You can find 186 book reviews online (and counting!), primarily HF. I also enjoy historical Christian fiction and historical romance. My favorite HF novel incorporates romance, inspiration, history and even a dash of mystery.

The reviews I have written for the HNS can be found at

You can also find me co-hosting the Historical Fiction Connection site at, where we invite all of you to guest blog for us.

Some of my favorite authors include Elizabeth Chadwick, Sharon Kay Penman and Georgette Heyer. I am pleased to say I have finally gone a month without reading something Tudor related.

Someday I’ll be a writer, but that is still a pipe dream!

From my website

Saint Brigid's Bones: A Celtic Adventure by Philip Freeman

Saint Brigid's Bones: A Celtic Adventure by Philip Freeman Pegasus Books, October 2014240 pages, Historical Fiction9781605986326In an evocative Celtic novel set in a time when druids roamed the land, lively young sister Deirdre embarks on a mission to find the stolen bones of her convent’s patron saint.In ancient Ireland, an…

Playing By Heart by Anne Mateer

Playing By Heart by Anne MateerHistorical Fiction/ChristianSeptember 2014Review copy provide by Bethany House in exchange for this reviewBurton Book Review Rating:(Click here for other books by Anne Mateer reviewed on Burton Book Review)Lula Bowman has finally achieved her dream: a teaching position and a scholarship to continue her college education…

The Lion Triumphant by Philippa Carr

The Lion Triumphant by Philippa Carr various publishers, circa 1974 Catharine KingsmanThe Lion Triumphant follows The Miracle at St Bruno's with Catharine, the daughter of Damask, growing up in the new Elizabethan age -- one of the most eventful in English history because of the struggle for power between two…

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