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Book Review: Founding Gardeners

Summary From Goodreads: For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Andrea Wulf reveals for the first time this aspect of the revolutionary generation. She describes how, even as British ships gathered off Staten Island,… Continue reading Book Review: Founding Gardeners

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Book Review: After the Romanovs

Synopsis from Goodreads: Paris has always been a city of cultural excellence, fine wine and food, and the latest fashions. But it has also been a place of refuge for those fleeing persecution, never more so than before and after the Russian Revolution and the fall of the Romanov dynasty. For years, Russian aristocrats had… Continue reading Book Review: After the Romanovs

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Book Review: The Last Daughter of York

Synopsis from Goodreads: In the winter of 1483, Francis Lovell is Richard III’s Lord Chamberlain and confidant, but the threat of Henry Tudor’s rebels has the king entrusting to Francis and his wife, Anne, his most crucial mission: protecting the young Richard of York, his brother’s surviving son and a threat to Henry’s claims to… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Daughter of York

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Book Review: Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron

Synopsis from Goodreads: The restorative power of the ocean brings Jane Austen and her beloved brother Henry, to Brighton after Henry’s wife is lost to a long illness. But the crowded, glittering resort is far from peaceful, especially when the lifeless body of a beautiful young society miss is discovered in the bedchamber of none… Continue reading Book Review: Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron

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Book Review: Last Wool and Testament

Synopsis from Goodreads: Kath Rutledge is about to learn the true meaning of TGIF—Thank Goodness It’s Fiber.… That’s the name of the spunky group of fiber and needlework artists founded by Ivy McClellan, Kath’s beloved grandmother. Though Ivy has recently passed on, the members still meet regularly at her fiber and fabric shop, The Weaver’s Cat,… Continue reading Book Review: Last Wool and Testament

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Book Review: What She Ate

Synopsis from Goodreads: A culinary historian’s short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking—what they ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives.It’s a lively and unpredictable array of women; what they have in common with one another (and us) is a powerful relationship… Continue reading Book Review: What She Ate