Review: The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

It's the 1870s and the United States Government has made an agreement with the Cheyenne: 1000 white women as brides in exchange for 300 horses. A secret program, this exchange takes place right before the end of the American Indian War... One of the biggest shames of our nation's past. The Vengeance of Mothers by … Continue reading Review: The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

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Book Review: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

"The 'book' about Fairfield was like the narrative of his life Mr. Carnegie wascrafting. I sat back and watched him wield his 'words' like a painter wields his brush, each a masterly stroke in the creation of a seamless whole. Except I was not witnessing the creation of an average painting, I realized. I was … Continue reading Book Review: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Book Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia (4/5)

"There is nothing like the pleasure of a good book that pulls you in by the lapels and doesn't let go until The End. God gives us only one life. But with good books, we can live a hundred, even a thousand lives in the time we are allotted on this earth." Fall is the … Continue reading Book Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia (4/5)

A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

“Control is an illusion. No one has it. I don't even have it. You can't wish for control; you can only learn to play your part in a world where nothing is truly certain. And you do have a part to play.” After a long wait, I recently received my reserved copy of A Bridge … Continue reading A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

The Wardrobe Mistress by Meghan Masterson

The French Revolution is a well known part of history: the decadence of the French royal court, the downtrodden lower class, and a revolutionary movement that would change the entire government of France. However, it is very rare to find an impartial commentary on the French Revolution, historians tend to side with the side of … Continue reading The Wardrobe Mistress by Meghan Masterson

The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier

A couple weeks back I experienced the writing of Daphne du Maurier for the first time. Taking a chance, I dove blindly into her novel Rebecca, and was confronted with a book that I could not put down. Manderley has haunted my thoughts since: the mysteriousness of the setting and the characters who dwell within. … Continue reading The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier

My Weekend’s Booked #8: The Cardinal’s Man by M.G. Sinclair

Does anyone else here just love Game of Thrones? Books, TV series, for me it doesn't matter. And of all the characters that make up the series (over 150 major characters) Tyrion Lanister is one of my hands down favorites. The dwarf underdog is a fiery man with a wicked sharp wit and a dark … Continue reading My Weekend’s Booked #8: The Cardinal’s Man by M.G. Sinclair

My Weekend’s Booked #7: The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase

"You have to force yourself to do the things you're most scared of. You have to face your darkest fears, don't you? ... Only then you can you survive yourself." The Wildling Sisters is a dual-timeline book set in 1959 and present day. This is former journalist Eve Chase's second book after Black Rabbit Hall  … Continue reading My Weekend’s Booked #7: The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase

My Weekend’s Booked #4: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

“The most important qualities a human can possess are an iron will and a persevering spirit.” I have always loved books based on paintings: Tracy Chevalier's Girl With A Pearl Earring, Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, and Alexandra Connor's The Hogarth Conspiracy. A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline was no exception. After hearing … Continue reading My Weekend’s Booked #4: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

The Last Days of Night: A Book Review

I was originally introduced to The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore last year by the (now defunct) podcast Books on the Night Stand. The book takes place just before the turn of the twentieth century during the time of the Current War between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, and was a beautiful blend of historical fiction … Continue reading The Last Days of Night: A Book Review