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

Six Years Later

December 2014 marks the sixth anniversary since I first posted here on blogger. Six years is a very long time, especially when you consider my son is now seven. I really enjoyed the first few years of blogging and reviewing for others until it seemed like all of a sudden…

Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger prequel) by V.C. Andrews

If you haven't read the prequel then you're totally missing the point!Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger prequel) by V.C. AndrewsPocket Books, first published 1987Personal copy/read for pleasureRead my other V.C. Andrews reviewsDollanganger Series:Flowers in The AtticPetals on the WindIf There Be ThornsSeeds of YesterdayGarden of Shadows (prequel)Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth…

Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth by V.C. Andrews

Christopher’s Diary…For those who liked the Dollanganger series…Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth by V.C. AndrewsPocket Books Paperback; October 28, 2014; ISBN: 9781476790589 $7.99 Review copy provided by the publisher, thank you!Burton Book Review Rating:Read my other V.C. Andrews reviewsJealousy, tragedy, survival, and revenge—the discovery of Christopher’s diary in the ruins…

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