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An Author’s Random Musing: Historical Reenactment and NaNoWriMo!

About the middle of October, I had the great pleasure to go to a historical reenactment near where I live. I knew next to nothing about the War of 1812, which this living history museum commemorates. From June 1812 to February 1815, the American Army fought against British forces and the Native Americans who allied… Continue reading An Author’s Random Musing: Historical Reenactment and NaNoWriMo!

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The Lost Girls of Paris

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff Edition: ebook, ARC Synopsis: 1946, Manhattan Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace… Continue reading The Lost Girls of Paris

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Winning Miss Winthrop

Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller Edition: ebook, 2018 Synopsis: Catherine Winthrop has cried out to God too many times to count. Years ago, the man who stole her heart rejected her--and she's never recovered. Now tragedy has brought him back into her life. This time it isn't her heart he's taking, it's her home and… Continue reading Winning Miss Winthrop

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A Dangerous Duet

A Dangerous Duet by Karen Odden Edition: Paperback, ARC Synopsis: Nineteen-year-old Nell Hallam lives in a modest corner of Mayfair with her brother Matthew, an inspector at Scotland Yard. An exceptionally talented pianist, she aspires to attend the Royal Academy; but with tuition beyond their means, Nell sets out to earn the money herself—by playing piano… Continue reading A Dangerous Duet

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A Light of Her Own

A Light of Her Own by Carrie Callaghan Edition: ebook, ARC Synopsis: In Holland 1633, a woman’s ambition has no place.  Judith is a painter, dodging the law and whispers of murder to become the first woman admitted to the prestigious Haarlem artist’s guild. Maria is a Catholic in a country where the faith is banned,… Continue reading A Light of Her Own

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An Author’s Random Musing: Where Did the Summer Go?

Well, summer is officially over with already. I have been so busy this year, it feels like I haven't had a chance to sit and enjoy a single season (besides the fact that my state decided to skip Spring completely this year). For most of the summer, I had a second job as a library… Continue reading An Author’s Random Musing: Where Did the Summer Go?

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A Good Day for Climbing Trees

A Good Day for Climbing Trees By Jaco Jacobs Edition: ARC, paperback Synopsis: Sometimes, in the blink of an eye, you do something that changes your life forever. Like climbing into a tree with a strange girl. Marnus is tired of feeling invisible, living in the shadow of his two brothers. His older brother is good… Continue reading A Good Day for Climbing Trees