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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: The Invention of Wings

Synopsis from Goodreads: Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by… Continue reading Book Review: The Invention of Wings

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Book Review: Once Upon a Wardrobe

Synopsis from Goodreads: Megs Devonshire is brilliant with numbers and equations, on a scholarship at Oxford, and dreams of solving the greatest mysteries of physics. She prefers the dependability of facts—except for one: the younger brother she loves with all her heart doesn’t have long to live. When George becomes captivated by a copy of… Continue reading Book Review: Once Upon a Wardrobe

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Book Review: What the Wind Knows

Synopsis from Goodreads: Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.The Ireland of 1921, teetering… Continue reading Book Review: What the Wind Knows

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Book Review: At the Edge of the Orchard

Synopsis from Goodreads: 1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck - in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple… Continue reading Book Review: At the Edge of the Orchard

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Book Review: The Hummingbird

Synopsis from Goodreads: Deborah Birch is a seasoned hospice nurse whose daily work requires courage and compassion. But her skills and experience are tested in new and dramatic ways when her easygoing husband, Michael, returns from his third deployment to Iraq haunted by nightmares, anxiety, and rage. She is determined to help him heal, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Hummingbird

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Book Review: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

The key to this book is the subtitle "A Novel of the Plague". I should note that I listened to this as an Audible book and absolutely loved the narrator. I may look for further books read by her just to enjoy listening to her lovely voice. This historical fiction novel is based around the… Continue reading Book Review: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell