• 19th Century,  America,  Civil War,  Reviews

    review: Mercer Girls

    Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker In 1864, founder of the University of Washington, Asa Mercer, left the Territory in search of young, single women willing to make the treacherous journey from the East Coast of the United States to the…

  • 19th Century,  America,  Civil War,  Reviews

    review: Lincoln and His Boys

    Lincoln and His Boys by Rosemary Wells illustrated by P. J. Lynch This children’s chapter book, aimed at ages 8 – 12 years, is an easy read at 96 pages and features beautiful full-page illustrations. It begins in 1859 in…

  • 19th Century,  America,  Reviews,  Wild West

    review: Gone West

    Gone West Book Two of the Doc Holliday Trilogy by Victoria Wilcox The second in Wilcox’s Doc Holliday trilogy, this installment follows the legendary dentist-turned-outlaw from Galveston, Texas to Tombstone, Arizona in a series of adventures. Dr. John Henry Holliday…

  • 19th Century,  America,  Reviews

    review: To See Your Face Again

    To See Your Face Again 2nd in the Savannah Quartet by Eugenia Price In this second installment of the Savannah Quartet by Eugenia Price, set more than a decade later, we follow Natalie Browning from a shipwreck in the Atlantic…

  • 19th Century,  America,  Reviews

    review: Savannah

    Savannah by Eugenia Price Beginning a sweeping four book saga, Savannah introduces Mark Browning as a surprising protagonist–young, educated, privileged, and who, despite his upbringing and inheritance, is down-to-earth, monetarily savvy and eagerly looking for a place to call home.…

  • 19th Century,  America,  Reviews

    review: Work of Art

    Work of Art: Love and Murder in 19th Century New York by Ginger Myrick Del Ryan is a young Irish immigrant eking out a living for herself and her invalid mother by serving as a companion to an aging socialite.…

  • 19th Century,  America,  Civil War,  Reviews

    review: But for the Grace of God

    BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD by Ginger Myrick While the American Civil War rages near her isolated Virginia farm, Hannah Deane Carter finds a wounded Confederate soldier collapsed and near death. With the help of her father’s former medical…

  • 20th Century,  America,  Reviews

    review: Roses

    Roses by Leila Meacham Spanning eight decades (1910’s-1980’s) and chronicling three affluent families in a fictional East Texas town, this is an immense and engrossing story that holds the reader’s attention from start to finish. The Tolivers farm cotton; The…

  • 20th Century,  America,  Reviews

    review: The Storycatcher

    The Storycatcher by Ann Hite Ann Hite, 2012 Georgia Author of the Year returns us to Black Mountain with her latest novel, The Storycatcher. Shelly Parker finds herself being stalked by the ghost of a woman who disappeared generations before…