Anna LeBaron’s The Polygamist’s Daughter is one of those books that grips you and refuses to let go. All throughout the story are the undeniable themes of child abuse, enslavement, religious zealotry, spousal abuse, and cult violence.
On May 13, 1917, almost a hundred years ago, the Blessed Virgin Mary in the guise of Our Lady of Fátima appeared to three impoverished children, Lucia Santos and her two cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto.
Have you ever been fascinated by different cultures from all over the globe? Do you find the Counterculture of the 1960's and 1970's compelling? Are journal-type memoirs something that you enjoy?
What first grabbed my attention about A Bridge Across the Ocean was the book cover. On the cover is a pretty auburn-haired woman in a 1950’s style dress with pearls and candy apple red lipstick. She had this sort of half-smile or smirk, I'm unsure which. Either way, it definitely caught my attention!
Aimee Tierney had it all: she was going to marry her handsome childhood sweetheart, they were going to start a life together, and live happily ever after. Or so she thought!
Lizzie Boylston, our heroine stands on the threshold of her home as she watches her husband, Jeb, depart for war. There is a sense of foreboding...
The year is 1686 and Petronella Oortman has arrived in the city of Amsterdam, the glittering utopia rife with pomp and splendor. The protagonist called “Nella” has arrived in Amsterdam with the express purpose of moving to her husband, Johannes Brandt’s home.
We’ve all seen that mysterious painting, the one known as Girl with a Pearl Earring, the seventeenth century masterpiece of Johannes “Jan” Vermeer. One can even go so far to say that Girl with a Pearl Earring is “the Dutch Mona Lisa,” as some have taken to calling it.