Author Archives: Sally M

About Sally M

I'm all about books, history, rail trails, craft beer and wine, and dogs! I'm a Partner with Trades of Hope: my paid job empowers women around the world out of poverty, helping them raise their families, and rebuild their lives after abuse and human trafficking.

Review: Dreams of Savannah, by Roseanna M. White

Overview Cordelia Owens can weave a hopeful story around anything and has long since won the hearts of Savannah’s society with her whimsy. Even when she receives word that her sweetheart has been lost during a raid on a Yankee … Continue reading

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Review: The Heiress Gets a Duke, by Harper St. George

Overview Even a fortune forged in railroads and steel can’t buy entrance into the upper echelons of Victorian high society–for that you need a marriage of convenience. American heiress August Crenshaw has aspirations. But unlike her peers, it isn’t some … Continue reading

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Review: Shadows of the White City, by Jocelyn Green

Overview She promised a dying father she would keep his daughter safe. She can’t fail now. The one thing Sylvie Townsend wants most is what she feared she would never have–a family of her own. But taking in Polish immigrant … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Chicago’s Great Fire, by Carl Smith

Overview Between October 8–10, 1871, much of the city of Chicago was destroyed by one of the most legendary urban fires in history. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago had grown at a breathtaking pace in barely three decades, … Continue reading

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Review: A Deadly Fortune, by Stacie Murphy

Overview A historical mystery in the vein of The Alienist, in which a young woman in Gilded Age New York must use a special talent to unravel a deadly conspiracy. Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for an orphan … Continue reading

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