Novels by Belinda Kroll


The Hesitant Mediums

During the peak of Victorian spiritualism in England, three young women have the skill to speak with the dearly departed, but wish they didn’t. Read this series for an entertaining jaunt into 1880s England full of ghosts who simply must have their say.

Some Words with a Mummy
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Selected works of Edgar Allen Poe to get you in a mood for Halloween. These stories are whimsical and humorous, and were an inspiration for the Hesitant Mediums series.

Genres & Tropes
Historical fantasy, Victorian paranormal

Haunting Miss Trentwood
Book 1

A young spinster in the English countryside is alarmed to discover her father is now a very “alive” ghost, and a blackmailer lives under her roof.

Genres & Tropes
Historical fantasy, Victorian paranormal, Unhelpful ghosts, Friends to lovers

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Miss Preston’s Predicament
Story 1.5

SHORT STORY. A young woman returns to England to find its ghosts far more active than when she left.

Genres & Tropes
Historical fantasy, Victorian paranormal, Kicking butt in finery

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A Spirited Engagement
Book 2

Our well-traveled spinster investigates why the Hartwells are such a magnet for ghostly activity, and why she’s being warned from using her Sense.

Genres & Tropes
Historical fantasy, Victorian paranormal, Kicking butt in finery, Demanding ghosts, Friends to lovers


The Arch City Magicians (release TBD)

1873 Reconstruction (2023)
Columbus, OH

Untitled Historical Fantasy

Read this if you enjoy: Black protagonists in historical fantasy, thriving interracial communities, sewing

Genres & Tropes
Gaslamp fantasy, Historical fantasy, Sweet historical romance, women of color, POC historical fantasy

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Civil War Novels

1865 Civil War (2017)
Columbus, Ohio

The Last April

Following the end of the Civil War, a teenage girl in Ohio helps a pardoned Confederate soldier recover from his injuries, but her act of compassion is complicated when news of President Lincoln’s assassination reaches Columbus.

Winner of the 2017 Self-Published Book Review award.

Genres & Tropes
Historical fiction, Cozy character drama, Sweet historical romance

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1861 Civil War
Washington, D.C.

Catching the Rose

In the opening days of the Civil War, a teenage girl in Virginia takes advantage of the chaos to visit Washington D.C. with a friend, only to have her beliefs challenged by a handsome, rude Yankee.

Genres & Tropes
Historical fiction, Cozy character drama, Sweet historical romance

Sensitivity warning: Clumsy handling of slavery in the opening, but we get through it. Feel free to skip the first chapter.