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Titanic: The Story of The Unsinkable Ship

This book is written by Henry Freeman as part of the Hourly History series. Available in both ebook and paperback - I read the Kindle edition. I have long been interested in the facts and the myths that surround the Titanic and have read accounts of that fateful night from just about every perspective. Titanic: [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:13+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

Although I am a product of the 1960s and 1970s, I must admit to not having read anything by this author before finding Ragtime on a markdown pile at my local bookseller. Thus I embarked on a journey that I hoped was historical and entertaining. I found what I was seeking. Ragtime follows the lives [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:13+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Book Reviews|0 Comments

A Duke To Remember by Kelly Bowen

  Come with me to old London, where actress Elise de Vries captivates theatergoers with her nightly performances. But there's more to this young woman than meets the eye. When not onstage, Miss de Vries users her skills at disguise to work undercover for a firm of private detectives who specialize in handling scandals among [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:13+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Only Beloved by Mary Balogh

  It's difficult to come into a series and begin reading with the final book. In a well-written series this should not be a problem and after reading Only Beloved I truly wished I had read the previous books in the Survivors Club series as there were many instances where characters and situations were referred [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:13+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall-Smith

  Precious Ramotswe is the owner and principal of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency; Grace Makutski is her self-promoting sidekick/secretary/co-director. Together these two take on the problems of the townspeople of Gaborone in Botswana is a down-home, common-sense manner. In this seventeenth book in the series, the ladies undertake the task of finding a [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:13+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Book Reviews|0 Comments