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

Lament for a Lost Lover by Philippa Carr

Lament for a Lost Lover by Philippa CarrVarious editions, circa 1977Daughters of England Series, book 5My previous reviews from this seriesI edited this synopsis myself to avoid spoilers: Arabella TolsworthyAgainst the background of an England torn by civil war, religious persecution, and political treachery in the turbulent era of Cromwell and…

Sage's Eyes by V.C. Andrews

Sage's Eyes by V.C. AndrewsSimon and Schuster, January 26 2016Review copy provided by the publisher, thank you.Burton Book Review Rating:From V.C. Andrews, bestselling author of Flowers in the Attic (the first in a series of Lifetime movie events about the Dollanganger family), comes the tale of a young girl kept…

Mary Magdalene by Diana Wallis Taylor

Mary Magdalene: A Novel by Diana Wallis Taylorpublished June 2012 by Revellpersonal kindle copyBurton Book Review Rating:Long maligned as a prostitute or a woman of questionable reputation, Mary Magdalene's murky story seems lost to the sands of time. Now a portrait of this enigmatic woman comes to life in the…

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