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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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Woman of the Week: Rose Livingston

For the Week of 2nd April through 8th April: Rose Livingston is a woman so little known in the 21st century. In her time, she was a suffragist and advocate who strove to free prostitutes and other victims from the shackles of sexual slavery. She was known by the sobriquet of the Angel of Chinatown. A woman… Continue reading Woman of the Week: Rose Livingston

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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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In Search of the Bevoy: Sarah E. Ladd’s “The Curiosity Keeper”

Camille Iverness lives with her father in a curiosity shop on Blinkett Street in London. The daily minutia of Camille’s life revolves around the operation of this shop while her father happens to vanish for days at a time, meeting with buyers.