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: In Pursuit of Love, by Rebecca Bender

This is not my usual form of book review.  I think I first heard of Rebecca Bender last year, and it was in relation to her work  on the subject of human trafficking. Earlier this year, Trades of Hope began … Continue reading

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Review: The Librarian of Saint-Malo, by Mario Escobar (with giveaway link)

The Librarian of Saint-Malo by Mario Escobar Publication Date: June 1, 2021 Thomas Nelson Paperback & eBook; 384 pages Genre: Historical Fiction/Literary     Through letters with a famous author, one French librarian tells her love story and describes the … Continue reading

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Review: Dusk’s Darkest Shores, by Carolyn Miller (w/giveaway link)

Overview How can a meek wallflower help a returning war hero whose dreams are plunged into darkness? Mary Bloomfield has no illusions. Her chances for matrimony have long since passed her by. Still, her circumstances are pleasant enough, especially now … Continue reading

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Review: The Secretary, by Catherine Hokin

Overview The Tower House. Down a secluded path, hidden by overgrown vines, the crumbling villa echoes with memories. Of the family who laughed and sang there, until the Nazis tore them from their home. And of the next woman to … Continue reading

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Review: Jewel of the Nile, by Tessa Afshar

Overview Whispered secrets about her parents’ past take on new urgency for Chariline as she pays one last visit to the land of her forefathers, the ancient kingdom of Cush. Raised as an orphan by her aunt, Chariline has only … Continue reading

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