Tag Archives: American History

The Spice King, by Elizabeth Camden

Disclaimer: I purchased an electronic copy of this book. I was not required to write a review, and the words below are my own. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his … Continue reading

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Review: The Undertaker’s Assistant, by Amanda Skenandore (with link to giveaway)

The Undertaker’s Assistant by Amanda Skenandore Publication Date: July 30, 2019 Kensington Publishing Corp. eBook & Paperback; 304 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction     Set during Reconstruction-era New Orleans, and with an extraordinary and unforgettable heroine at its heart, The … Continue reading

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Review: Gold Digger, by Rebecca Rosenberg (with link to giveaway)

Gold Digger by Rebecca Rosenberg Publication Date: May 28, 2019 Lion Heart Publishing eBook & Paperback; 312 Pages Genre: Fiction/Romance/Historical       One look at Baby Doe and you know she was meant to be a legend! She was … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Freedom’s Detective, by Charles Lane

Who was Hiram C. Whitley, second Chief of the United States Secret Service and the man who broke up KKK during the Reconstruction era? In this easy to understand narrative, journalist Charles Lane describes an enigma of a man who … Continue reading

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Fiction Review: The Paragon Hotel, by Lyndsay Faye

How do you choose which book to read next? Do you choose something on a familiar theme, or do you step out of your comfort zone? There is safety in a certain genre or a familiar author: you know what … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Bringing Down the Colonel, by Patricia Miller

Over a century before the onset of #metoo, a previously unknown woman brought a breach of marriage suit against a powerful Washington politician. This was no small thing since she would be required to reveal her status as a “fallen … Continue reading

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What Would Mrs. Astor Do? A Review of the Upcoming Book by Cecelia Tichi

The Gilded Age has fascinated me for years. It’s a contradictory mix of outer beauty and inner ugliness. The homes that survive (for many have not) are examples of opulence. The “cottages” that were built as summer homes in Rhode … Continue reading

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