Book Review: Cast Off by Eve Yohalem

Tweet To escape her abusive father, a wealthy Amsterdam merchant, Petra de Winter seeks refuge on a ship setting sail to the East Indies. She fears dire consequences when Bram Broen, the ship’s carpenter’s son, finds her. Instead, together they … Continue reading

Book Review: Alchemy’s Daughter by Mary A. Osborne

Tweet Life for women in medieval Italy did not offer many choices, and girls who didn’t conform were looked upon with suspicion. So when seventeen-year-old Santina leaves her comfortable life to live with and learn from the local midwife, some … Continue reading

Book Review: Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash

Tweet It’s 1969 and the biggest concert of the summer is about to take place at a farm in Bethel, near Woodstock, New York. Seventeen-year-old Cora lives on a nearby farm and volunteers as a candy-striper in the medical tent. … Continue reading

Michaela MacColl Talks About Louisa May Alcott— Plus a Book Giveaway

Tweet Today I’m taking part in a blog tour by hosting Michaela MacColl, who writes great historical fiction with strong female characters. As part of the blog tour, I’m giving away one copy to one reader who leaves a comment … Continue reading

Book Review: The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan

Tweet Eleven-year-old Cornelia Warne is destitute when she shows up on her aunt’s doorway in Chicago one day in 1859. Her parents and siblings have all died, and Aunt Kitty is the only relation she has left in the world. … Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: Rory’s Promise by Michaela MacColl & Rosemary Nichols

Tweet Today I’m taking part in a blog tour for a book called Rory’s Promise by Michaela MacColl & Rosemary Nichols. This story, based on a particular incident that happened during the time of the orphan trains, is a great … Continue reading

Book Review: Going Over by Beth Kephart

Tweet Before the Berlin wall came down, people in East Berlin were separated from family and friends in West Berlin. Although visits were allowed, moving from East to West was nearly impossible. Under those circumstance, many attempted to escape; some … Continue reading

Book Review: Always Emily by Michaela MacColl

Tweet Charlotte and Emily Bronte are two of the most enduring authors in English literature. Charlotte, who wrote Jane Eyre, and Emily, author of Wuthering Heights, were no strangers to tragedy in their own lives. Their mother died young and … Continue reading

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