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

A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander

This inspiring historical will make your mouth water!A Beauty So Rare by Tamera AlexanderBethany House PublishersPaperback 484 pagesNetGalley eBook provided by publisher in exchange for this reviewBurton Book Review Rating:Other Tamera Alexander novels reviewed here:To Whisper Her NameA Lasting ImpressionFrom the USA Today bestselling author of To Whisper Her Name…

Island of Doves (Review and Giveaway) by Kelly O'Connor McNees

Unforgettable storytellingIsland of Doves by Kelly O'Connor McNeesBerkley Trade, April 2014Paperback, 384 pages Review copy provided by the publisherBurton Book Review Rating:(Read my review of McNee's debut novel, The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott)Vivid and enthralling, Island of the Doves tells the story of a courageous woman who is…

An Heir of Uncertainty by Alyssa Everett

Suspenseful romance with intriguing elements..An Heir of Uncertainty by Alyssa EverettCarina Press ebook, March 2014Review egalley provided by publisher in exchange for honest review for Library Journal Xpress ReviewsBurton Book Review Rating:Yorkshire, 1820Lina, Lady Radbourne, thought being a countess would rescue her from poverty. Unfortunately, her young groom failed to…

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