Review Policy

I am a writer, editor, teacher, history-lover, and mom to four boys. I love to read, sing, draw, compose, write, and create.

Education is one of my passions, particularly a classical, liberal arts education. I have taught English composition and grammar, Latin, history, music, and various other subjects for ten years at both the elementary and secondary level.

Historical fiction and historical romance have always been my genres of choice, both to read and to write. My favorite historical novels are Katherine by Anya Seton, The Mark of the Horse Lord by Rosemary Sutcliff, and The King Must Die by Mary Renault. My favorite historical series are the Falco books by Lindsey Davis and the Aubrey/Maturin books by Patrick O’Brien. My favorite historical romance authors are Georgette Heyer, Julie Klassen, Laura Frantz, Sandra Byrd, Julianne Donaldson, and Heidi Ashworth.

Besides historical fiction and historical romance, I also enjoy classics, mystery, fantasy, YA, and some nonfiction.

I do NOT review erotica or LGBT or books containing graphic sexual material. I dislike most paranormal books.

If you would like me to review a book, please send a query to roselortz@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Title of Book
  • Author of Book
  • Genre
  • Page Count (print book)/Word Count (e-book)
  • Short Summary/Blurb

I will respond to let you know if I am interested in reviewing the book. I prefer print copies but can also read books on Kindle. Acceptance of the book does not guarantee that a review will be posted–if I do not like the book, I will likely not finish it or review it.

I post reviews on this blog and on Goodreads. I will also post reviews on Amazon by request.