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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Laugh-Out-Loud Historical Fiction

 
The Doctor's Daughter
by Belle Blackburn
Historical fiction (romance & mystery too)
ISBN 978-0615690957
Available on Amazon
Publisher: Createspace
 
 
Reviewed by Don Creekmore originally for Amazon
 
 
I have to admit that I normally am not a reader of fiction. However, on the suggestion of a friend I found myself immediately engrossed in the story of Kate, a young woman coming of age in the early days of Civil War Nashville. Belle Blackburn has succeeded in weaving the little known details of that time into a story that includes love, revenge, compassion, and humor. She provides insight into how the upheaval of the Civil War affected individuals and families on both sides of the social "tracks". The story has more twists, turns, and surprises than the road from Nashville to Peony. When you think you have "figured it out" you quickly find out you don't. Blackburn's humor sneaks up on you in the oddest places. I actually laughed out loud - not something that I do very often when reading a book. If you like a story that tugs at your heart, raises your spirit, surprises you continuously, and educates, I highly recommend the "Doctor's Daughter." I look forward to the sequels.
 
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