reading

Revolutionary Belle’s Reading List

I am currently researching for my upcoming historical fiction/ fairytale mashup of "Beauty and the Beast" with the French Revolution. Belle is the main character, of course, and yes, she loves to read anything she can get her hands on! Her father is a successful trading merchant for Versailles and he always brings her back a book from wherever he goes. Her favorite is Gulliver's Travels, because she hopes to get out of France someday and...continue reading on blog

reading, Writer Habits, writing

French Revolution Timeline for my Upcoming Historical Fiction Loosely Inspired by “Beauty and the Beast” (And yes, I’m obsessive and it’s extensive)

I have compiled an extensive (and a bit obsessive) timeline of the French Revolution for my upcoming Historical Fiction. It's my first time writing a novel like this so I have not left out a single detail I've come across, not sure what I'm going to use, though I'm sure a ton of it will not make the cut. Enjoy!

book reviews, reading

Book Review: “Enchantée: Love, Magic, Revolution” by Gita Trelease

I was into this book right off the bat! It captured my imagination from the first page and held it the entire time. When I finally finished it I was actually sad and now I can't wait for the sequel, Liberte, to come out!

book reviews

Review of "Mistress of the Revolution" by Catherine Delors

I want to start by saying that I did really like this book. I feel like it was well researched and it flowed nicely. I liked how it spanned a longer period of time, showing what life was like for the main characters before the Revolution started and all the way through it to what life is like for them after the revolution (if they survived!)

book reviews, reading

Review of "Madame Tussaud" by Michelle Moran

Wow, I was really impressed with this book! I ordered it as a bit of research in my own French Revolution historical fiction I'm about to start writing. I didn't expect to be enthralled with it, but I was! It was hard to put it down and then I was thinking about Marie when I wasn't reading. She had such an interesting and unique and terrible life during the revolution and a bit after.