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Book Review: Verity by Lisa Tawn Bergren

After leaving England behind for a new life in the West Indies with her sisters, Verity Banning wants something to call her own. Her affinity for animals inspires her to set up a business importing horses, as well as other goods in demand by the island residents. But when she arrives in the Colonies to… Continue reading Book Review: Verity by Lisa Tawn Bergren

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Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer, Annie Barrows

A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. "I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers." January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow… Continue reading Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer, Annie Barrows

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Book Review: No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky

Between the years of 1869 to 1939 more than 100,000 poor British children were sent across the ocean to Canada with the promise of a better life. Those who took them in to work as farm laborers or household servants were told they were orphans–but was that the truth? After the tragic loss of their… Continue reading Book Review: No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky

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Book Review: A Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer

For readers who love a heartwarming romance and a rich historical setting comes a tale of a young woman with a heavy burden, the International Cotton Exposition, and the pursuit of true love. Eighteen-year-old Laurel Millard, youngest of seven children, is expected to stay home and "take care of Mama" by her older siblings, but… Continue reading Book Review: A Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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Louisa May Alcott: Her Lesser Known (But Equally Wonderful) Works

Everyone knows Louisa May Alcott for her most famous book, Little Women (which BBC recently made into a tv mini series), but what many people don’t know is that she wrote several other books as well that are all just as wonderful as her most famous. So here is a list of the ones I… Continue reading Louisa May Alcott: Her Lesser Known (But Equally Wonderful) Works

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Book Review: A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

When Katherine "Kit" FitzGilbert turned her back on London society more than a decade ago, she determined never to set foot in a ballroom again. But when business takes her to London and she's forced to run for her life, she stumbles upon not only a glamorous ballroom but also Graham, Lord Wharton. What should… Continue reading Book Review: A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

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Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster… Continue reading Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak