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Mogul (The Knickerbocker Club #3) by Joanna Shupe

  Book three of The Knickerbocker Club series, MOGUL is set in 1890's New York City. Our hero, Calvin Cabot, is a self-made man who has gone from living a life of poverty with his missionary parents in China to being the owner of three major U.S. newspapers. Lillian Davies is his ex-wife (a well-kept [...]

By | 2017-12-03T19:14:09+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Bianca: The Brave, Frail and Delicate Princess by Meg Welch Dendler

BIANCA: THE BRAVE, FRAIL AND DELICATE PRINCESS By Meg Welch Dendler BLOG TOUR I am proud to introduce a wonderful fairy-tale for children of all ages (1 - 101). Thirteen year old Princess Bianca of Pacifico has led a sheltered life. “Her father, King Dominic, loved her to the point of smothering.” She is tutored [...]

By | 2017-12-02T17:21:04+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Blog Hops, Book Reviews, Children's Book Review|0 Comments

Magnate (The Knickerbocker Club) by Joanna Shupe

Set in the early days of the New York Stock Exchange, Magnate introduces us to Emmett Cavanaugh, a steel baron and self-made man who has risen from the childhood gutters of New York City to a mansion on fashionable Fifth Avenue as he lives the work-driven life of a confirmed bachelor. His only goals are [...]

By | 2017-11-24T20:19:07+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Tycoon (The Knickerbocker Club) by Joanna Shupe

Tycoon is the novella that kicks off The Knickerbocker Club series by Joanna Shupe. Set in New York City’s Gilded Age, we meet Ted Harper as he awaits his train at Grand Central Depot. As he stands alone on the platform he suddenly finds himself “staring down into the greenest eyes he’s ever seen”; the [...]

By | 2017-11-24T20:12:44+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Book Reviews, ebook review|0 Comments

A Daring Arrangement by Joanna Shupe

Lady Honora Parker, daring daughter of the Earl of Stratton, causes a scandal when she is found disheveled from kissing a young artist who has pledged his heart to her. Although they wish to marry, her father vehemently objects and sends her to New York City in hopes of her finding a husband in America. [...]

By | 2017-11-06T23:09:57+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester

If you're not yet a fan of Ronaldo you should be. Children of all ages will enjoy the continuing adventures of Ronaldo the reindeer in this charming children's series. In this second story Ronaldo and his friend Rudi continue their education at The Reindeer Flying Academy where they are second year students. Doing all of [...]

By | 2017-11-06T22:59:52+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Children's Book Review|0 Comments

Neespaugot: The Legend of the Indian’s Coin by John Mugglebee

Neespaugot: The Legend of the Indian's Coin brings to the reader a tale of history that centers around an old coin given to the Indian Runinniduk for his services to the white settlers of an area in Rhode Island. While the story is fictional it is based on true events that present us with history [...]

By | 2017-10-30T21:38:23+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

  There was a time when people of mixed race were thought of as freaks or misfits and treated as such. In Love and Other Consolation Prizes, a young Chinese-American boy is sold by his mother, herself a prostitute, in order to provide him with a better life. This was during the time of famine [...]

By | 2017-10-29T18:34:32+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Find A New Love or Two

Looking for a new series that will span the centuries? Then you need to read The Bridgewater Chronicles where a turn-of-the-century couple establishes a dynasty that endures 250 years. Follw the loves, lives, lies, and scandals of Cordelia and Kevin Newkirk and five generations of their offspring. Learn if the past can truly influence the [...]

By | 2017-10-28T20:56:29+00:00 October 28th, 2017|General Observations|0 Comments