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: 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

Book Review: Templar written by Jordan Mechner, illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland

Tweet When Jordan Mechner set out to write about the Knights Templar and their lost treasure, he was more interested in the actual history of what happened to the knights than in the current existence of their purported riches. The … Continue reading

Book Giveaway and Author Michaela MacColl Talks About Conducting Research for Novels

Tweet Recently I reviewed Michaela MacColl’s new book Nobody’s Secret, which features a young Emily Dickinson solving a mystery that takes place in her hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts. Today, I’m happy to host MacColl with a guest post talking about … Continue reading

Author Amy Timberlake Talks About Imagining Passenger Pigeons

Tweet Amy Timberlakes latest historical novel, One Came Home, is set against the backdrop of the largest passenger pigeon nesting recorded in the U.S. It happened in Wisconsin in 1871, and here Timberlake recreates the experience of imagining a nesting … Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

Tweet Today I’m excited to feature a new historical novel by author Amy Timberlake. It’s called One Came Home, and it tells the story of a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl’s quest for the truth during a crisis in her family in … Continue reading

Book Review: Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

Tweet In southern California on the eve of World War II, Maddie and Lane go against each of their family‚Äôs wishes and marry. Although Maddie is white and Lane is a Nisei, an American born to parents who emigrated from … Continue reading

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