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A Rebel Heart

A Rebel Heart (Daughtry House #1) by Beth White Edition: ARC, paperback, 2018 Synopsis: Five years after the final shot was fired in the War Between the States, Selah Daughtry can barely manage to keep herself, her two younger sisters, and their spinster cousin fed and clothed. With their family's Mississippi plantation swamped by debt and… Continue reading A Rebel Heart

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Book, Historical Fiction, Murder, Reading, Review, Uncategorized

Murder in the Oval Library

Murder in the Oval Library by C. M. Gleason Edition: ARC, 2018 Synopsis: April 13, 1861: Rebel troops are across the Potomac River, only 800 feet from the White House and President Lincoln—but a murderer is even closer . . . With the Confederate Army firing on Fort Sumter, the Civil War has begun—and an invasion… Continue reading Murder in the Oval Library

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The Weaver’s Daughter

The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd Edition: paperback, 2018 Synopsis: Kate's loyalties bind her to the past. Henry's loyalties compel him to strive for a better future. In a landscape torn between tradition and vision, can two souls find the strength to overcome their preconceptions? Loyalty has been at the heart of the Dearborne family… Continue reading The Weaver’s Daughter

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Rejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics

Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath Edition: 2016, Hardcover Synopsis: Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well… Continue reading Rejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics

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The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark by Meryl Gordon Edition: 2014, Hardcover Synopsis: Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father, William Andrews Clark, was a… Continue reading The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark

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Murder at Ochre Court (Gilded Newport Mysteries #6)

Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell Edition: 2018, ARC Synopsis: In the summer of 1898, reporter Emma Cross investigates a shocking death among the bright lights of Newport's high society . . . After a disappointing year as a society columnist for the Herald and staying with her more well-heeled Vanderbilt relatives in New York City, Emma… Continue reading Murder at Ochre Court (Gilded Newport Mysteries #6)

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Hell’s Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men

Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men by Harold Schechter Edition: 2018, hardcover Synopsis: In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Between 1902 and… Continue reading Hell’s Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men