Andrea Connell

About me

A nonfiction manuscript editor by day, but a historical fiction junkie, book reviewer, Indie and mainstream press book blogger, and HNS staff member by night!

From my website

My Historical Novels Review article has been published!

A Study in Perspective: The Cultural Themes of Kamila Shamsie’s Epics by Andrea Connell Kamila Shamsie has written novels of extraordinary power and depth, epics that transcend genres and time periods. Her historical fiction is packed with hard-hitting themes and exploration of cultures and locations — and combinations of these…

Thoughts on Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck

I have to admit, I am hung up on  Cecilia Ekbäck‘s Wolf Winter. It’s well written and engaging, but my goodness, the violent (yet necessary) detail is tough for me to stomach. Truth be told, I have not read much Noir- and never Nordic Noir, which seems so popular today.…

Historical Fiction Challenge 2014 update

1) Escape from Paris by Caroline Hart 2) The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott. 3) Bellagrand by Paulina Simons 4) Revolution Baby by Joanna Gruda 5) The Tiger Queens by Stephanie Thornton 6) A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie 7) Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie 8)…

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