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. We can change the world. We can be each other's neighbor.

Rail Trail: Pennsy Trail, Salamanca, NY

Finally, the weather in our part of New York is improving. Many businesses are closed due to COVID-19, and that can get frustrating when the weather doesn’t cooperate. This afternoon, the husband, the dog, and I explored part of the … Continue reading

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Review: Killing a Messiah, by Adam Winn

Synopsis As Passover approaches, the city of Jerusalem is a political tinderbox. Judah, a resistance leader, plots to overthrow the Roman occupation. Eleazar and his father, the high priest Caiaphas, seek peace in the city at all costs. Pilate, the … Continue reading

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Review: Star of Persia, by Jill Eileen Smith

Synopsis Love. Duty. Fear. Courage. In the court of the king, which will prevail? In an effort to complete a war his father had planned to win, King Xerxes calls every governor, satrap, and official in his vast kingdom to … Continue reading

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Review: Like Flames in the Night, by Connilyn Cossette

Synopsis Strong-willed Tirzah wants to join her people in driving the enemy from the land of Israel and undergoes training for a secret mission inside the stronghold of Shechem. But soon after she has infiltrated the ruthless Aramean commander’s kitchen, … Continue reading

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Literary Locations: Chicago (Veiled in Smoke)

While it might not seem an obvious addition to a bucket list, Chicago is one of the many locations on mine. (Along with the likes of ancient Petra, in Jordan!) This Midwest city contains a wealth of history, and several … Continue reading

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Review: The Runaway Bride, by Jody Hedlund

Synopsis Haunted by Mistakes in Her Past, Will She Ever Again Trust Her Heart to Another? Wealthy Arabella Lawrence flees to British Columbia on a bride ship, still bearing the scars of past mistakes. One of the few single women … Continue reading

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Review: Isaiah’s Legacy, by Mesu Andrews

Synopsis The drama of the Old Testament comes to life as Judah’s most notorious king ascends to the throne in this gripping novel from the award-winning author of Isaiah’s Daughter. At eight years old, Shulle has known only life in … Continue reading

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Welcome to Isaiah’s Legacy Blog Hop – Stop #22

1 Week ~ 24 Blogs ~ 3 Incredible Prizes! Learn a little about Isaiah’s Legacy and enter multiple giveaways while picking up CLUES at each stop. Compile all the clues, submit the final PHRASE at the last stop, and you’ll … Continue reading

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Review: The Hocus Girl, by Chris Nickson

Disclaimer: Although I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the words and opinions below are my own. Have you ever read a book and wanted to know MORE? If you’re like me then you probably have, but … Continue reading

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Review: Veiled in Smoke, by Jocelyn Green

Synopsis The Flames Took So Much. She Can’t Lose Her Father As Well. Meg Townsend and her sister, Sylvie, seek a quiet existence managing the family bookshop. Meg feels responsible for caring for their father, Stephen, whose spirit and health … Continue reading

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