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Misleading Miss Verity, by Carolyn Miller

Disclaimer: Although I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the words and opinions below are my own. Let me start by saying, this is probably the first of Carolyn Miller’s Regency novels in which she got to … Continue reading

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Opinion: This Labor Day, Consider the Global Cost of Labor

One of the deadliest industrial disasters in the USA took place in 1911. It killed 146 workers. One hundred and two years later, a building collapse in Bangladesh caused almost 10 times that number of deaths. Why haven’t lessons been … 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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Non-fiction Review: The Vikings: From Odin to Christ, by Martyn Whittock & Hannah Whittock

You would think that a book on history and Christianity would appeal to me. Add in the fact that I used to live near York, formerly known by the Viking name of Jorvik, and this should be a book I … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Hitler and the Habsburgs, by James Longo

Before the European Union, there was the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was a true melting pot, comprising different countries and cultures. Born in the country of Austria, Adolf Hitler despised how multi-cultural the Empire had become. Even the royal family was … 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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Aunt Branwell and the Brontë Legacy, by Nick Holland

In my memories, family trips to the Brontë parsonage in Haworth, West Yorkshire, always took place on gloomy days. The venue looked sinister; a building built so close to a cemetery full of gravestones and memorials which lurched unevenly towards … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Slave Steelers, by Timothy Ballard

The practice of slavery has not been consigned to the past. Even though laws have been passed in many industrialized countries prohibiting it, it still exists. It isn’t just a term used by certain public figures as a perceived form … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: The Poison Plot, by Elaine Forman Crane

This is a tale about Benedict Arnold and the scandalous doings of his wife, Mary. That’s right, I said Benedict Arnold. Only, it’s not about THE Benedict Arnold who was the hero of Ticonderoga and later become an infamous traitor. … Continue reading

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