Book, Non-Fiction, Review, Uncategorized

The Housekeeper’s Tale

The Housekeeper's Tale by Tessa Boase Edition: Kindle, 2014 Synopsis: The story of The Housekeeper’s Tale follows the lives of five women to delve into the secret existence of these powerful yet invisible women who ran our great English country houses. From the 19th- to the mid 20th-century this was the most important professional job an… Continue reading The Housekeeper’s Tale

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Book, Historical Fiction, Reading, Regency, Review, Uncategorized

The Master of Liversedge

The Master of Liversedge by Alice Chetwynd Ley Edition: ARC, 2018 Synopsis: William Arkwright, the master of Liversedge Mill, is a proud yet lonely man.  The mill seems to be his only interest in life and his young step-sister Caroline is the only person able to bring a smile to his face.  But Liversedge Mill… Continue reading The Master of Liversedge

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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

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