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Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly (Book Review)

Lost Roses is, at its core, a story of undying friendship between three women. It is set against the backdrop of Imperialist Russia and the turmoil created by the Bolshevik revolution – the Whites against the Reds. The story opens in 1914 (pre-World War I) at Southampton, Long Island, NY. It is the home of [...]

By |2019-10-07T20:03:07+00:00October 7th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Denver City Justice by JvL Bell (Book Review)

Set in the wild Colorado territory of 1864, Denver City Justice is the story of the newly married Millie and Dom Drouillard. Their wedding is the opening scene, and it is anything but quiet and dignified with outspoken guests, a fist fight, an attempt by a rejected suitor to marry the bride, and a horde [...]

By |2019-09-21T06:45:20+00:00September 21st, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

This reviewer will admit to having studied Latin (and consequently old Rome) for five years between high school and college. During that time I found Roman history interesting. Period. But Michelle Moran picks up the story in the years after Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. Told from the point of view of Kleopatra Selene, we [...]

By |2019-08-31T16:51:26+00:00August 31st, 2019|Book Reviews, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran (Book Review)

The Heretic Queen is the story of Nefertari, niece of the infamous Pharaoh Nefertiti who ruled Egypt with Akenaten, the pharaoh who abandoned the traditional gods of the country. Because of her aunt and uncle’s actions, Nefertari’s entire family has been erased from the history of Egypt. As an orphan princess, Nefertari is raised in [...]

By |2019-07-23T05:34:46+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Book Reviews|1 Comment

In His Father’s Footsteps by Danielle Steele (Book Review)

The first part of the story belongs to Jakob and Emmanuelle, survivors of the Holocaust who are liberated from the camp of Buchenwald. Vivid descriptions of what the liberators found there tell of the plight of the prisoners. The fact that Jakob and Emmanuelle were the only members of their individual families to survive attests [...]

By |2019-07-17T22:11:54+00:00July 17th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

First Flurries by Joanne Demaio (Book Review)

Lindsey Haynes is the owner of Vagabond Vintage, a tiny shop-on-wheels clothing boutique that doubles as her home. After completing the autumn craft fair route through New England, she gives her treasured snow globe a shake to see in which direction she should head. The snow globe was a gift from her dad and has [...]

By |2019-07-15T13:14:46+00:00July 15th, 2019|Book Reviews|4 Comments

A Novel Murder by Elizabeth Penney (Book Review)

Take one librarian named Faith Newberry, a cat named Watson, a new position in an exclusive retreat’s library, a handsome co-protagonist, and plenty of amateur sleuths not to mention a dead body and conflicting clues and you have the cozy mystery entitled A Novel Murder. The title alone is a play on words based on [...]

By |2019-07-05T21:53:03+00:00July 5th, 2019|Book Reviews|2 Comments

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran (BOOK REVIEW)

Told by Mutnodjmet, the younger of the half-sisters, this is the story of how the 15-year-old Nefertiti becomes not only Queen of Egypt but Pharaoh, reigning as co-regent with her husband Amunhotep IV. Both girls have been raised in a powerful family and are the nieces of Queen Tiye – wife of Amunhotep III – [...]

By |2019-06-22T22:03:33+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Living in the Middle by A. Robert Allen (Book Review)

Living in the Middle is the story of James (Jimmy) Montgomery III, son of the New York City Montgomerys. Never close to his high society mother, Jimmy hardly misses her when she doesn’t attend his high school graduation. But when he returns home, he soon learns that he is unwelcome in the house where he [...]

By |2019-05-30T23:26:14+00:00May 30th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Gown by Jennifer Robson (Book Review)

In The Gown we are treated to a unique perspective of post-World War II (1947) England through the eyes of two young women. Ann Hughes is the chief embroiderer in the fashion house of Hartnell, a designer most often called upon to furnish gowns and dresses for Britain’s Royal Family. When news reaches the workroom [...]

By |2019-05-17T22:09:56+00:00May 17th, 2019|Book Reviews, Uncategorized|2 Comments