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Tracie Peterson’s “Treasured Grace”

The Oregon Trail is no easy place for the three Flanagan sisters in 1847. As the eldest sister, Grace, widow of the late Right Reverend T.S. Martindale, keeps her small family together despite difficult circumstances and locales. Others are surprised when Grace doesn't seem to be mourning her husband at all.

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Love Divided: Molly Jebber’s “Two Suitors for Anna”

Title: Two Suitors for Anna (A Keepsake Pocket Quilt Novel) Author: Molly Jebber Publisher: Zebra Copyright: January 31, 2017 ASIN: B01FBZXPDM Format: E-Book, 319 Pages, $6.47 [Amazon Paperback], $5.99 [Kindle], $7.99 [Barnes & Noble Paperback], $5.99 [Nook], $5.99 [Google Play], $5.99 [iBooks] Summary: In 1903 Ohio, a young Amish woman must choose between the life she has long… Continue reading Love Divided: Molly Jebber’s “Two Suitors for Anna”

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The Real Housewives of Ancient Rome: Phyllis T. Smith’s “The Daughters of Palatine Hill”

Title: The Daughters of Palatine Hill: A Novel Author: Phyllis T. Smith Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Copyright: February 16, 2016 ASIN: B012CU5RGC Format: E-Book, 412 Pages, $8.22 [Amazon Paperback], $1.99 [Kindle], $0.00 [KindleUnlimited], $1.99 [Audible], $8.67 [Barnes & Noble Paperback], $24.13 [Barnes & Noble Hardcover], $14.99 [Barnes & Noble Audiobook], $9.99 [Google Play], $9.95 [iBooks Audiobook]… Continue reading The Real Housewives of Ancient Rome: Phyllis T. Smith’s “The Daughters of Palatine Hill”

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On the Ascendant: Brandy Purdy’s “Two Empresses”

Two Empresses centers around two young women who are cousins, Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie and Aimée du Buc de Rivéry, growing up in Martinique.

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13th Century Wales: Sarah Woodbury’s “Daughter of Time”

The story starts out in 1996 when Meg Lloyd, a single mother and widow learns that her abusive husband has died in a car crash. With horror, she mentally recounts the haunting scenes where she faced abuse at the hands of her cruel and unruly husband.

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Green-Eyed Monster: Philippa Gregory’s “Three Sisters, Three Queens”

If you enjoy self-important princesses who are so full of themselves that they have little room for anything of substance, then this is your book. Whenever I hear that Philippa Gregory has released a book, I am as excited as a little kid during the Holiday season.

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A Queen Discarded: Alison Weir’s “Katherine of Aragon”

Catalina de Aragon is a fresh-faced, bright-eyed Spanish beauty who comes to the strange land of England to wed Arthur, Prince of Wales. The demure Spanish princess who thereafter is referred to as Katherine (in the English style) arrives in her new country amid great pomp and revelry.

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All About Faith: Janine Mendenhall’s “Starving Hearts”

Annette Chetwynd is the apple of her father's eye and a source of endless envy for her mother. A sickly creature with a propensity for fainting spells, she is conducted everywhere by her attendant, Miss Lucy Haawk.

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From the Outside In: Maryam Tabibzadeh’s “Persian Dreams”

Persian Dreams recounts three generations of a family living during the twentieth century and provides insight into the political issues of the day. All around Talah and her family, Iran undergoes a transformation. The world that Talah grew up in is a different world than the one that her granddaughter Nosha grew up in.