When I was in university, I took a class called American Realism where we read a book called The Jungle. The Jungle, written by Upon Sinclair, spurred on legislation such as 1906 “Pure Food and Drug Act” and the “Meat Inspection Act”.
Andrea Cefalo’s The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen was a refreshing and fascinatingly medieval take on a classic fairy tale.
This was my first time reading an Amy Jarecki book and I found it to be a fascinating journey into 15th century Scotland. It is the festival of Beltane and the nobility is out in full force, celebrating.
Fran Connor’s Honourable Lies is a story, filled with unexpected twists and turns, that centers on an orphan named Victoria.
I've never actually read an Elizabeth Kostova book before, so this was a first for me. I am sad to say that I didn't enjoy "The Shadow Land at all."
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.
As a member of a book club at my workplace, I recently read Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella. First I'd like to say that romantic comedies are usually the last thing to ever grab my interest, in films and literature. However, I was pleasantly surprised with Can You Keep a Secret?
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.
Felix Alexander’s The Last Valentine takes place in Old Sienna, Puerto Rico, in the year 1935.
Events 1536 - Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife and Queen of England is arrested and taken to the Tower. Her charges were adultery, incest, treason, and witchcraft. 1568 - Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from her imprisonment in Loch Leven Castle. 1816 - Princess Charlotte of Wales married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. Their marriage… Continue reading Women in History: May 2nd