Category Archives: Historical Fiction

The Willow Wren by Philipp Schott – a Book Review

Philipp Schott is a small animal vet and the author of two prior books, The Accidental Veterinarian: Tales from a Pet Practice and How to Examine a Wolverine: More Tales from the Accidental Veterinarian. This is his first novel, and … Continue reading

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Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende – A Book Review

In 2020, I felt like I saw Isabel Allende popping up everywhere. She stays relevant by having a presence in pop culture, making guest appearances in major television shows like Jane the Virgin, in which she confronted her own real … Continue reading

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The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner – Book Review

At first glance, I could tell this book was right up my alley. Badass women, trips down deep back corridors of the darkened streets of historic London, and a bit of a mystery to sweeten the pot. As for the … Continue reading

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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut – A Book Review

I’ve always loved classics, but I gravitate more toward 19th century British lit, and authors like Vonnegut often have been relegated to the “I know I should read it and I’ll get to it eventually” pile. We all have one … Continue reading

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The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – Book Review

I’ve seen a lot of buzz about this book, which is what led me to it as a choice. I’m certainly glad I picked it up, because there’s a lot to appreciate, especially for my reading tastes. As a reader, … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday – #bookishmemes #bookbeginnings

I’ve been slow to jump on the Bookish memes bandwagon having just revived my blog, but I find them to be so incredibly helpful as a way to connect with the blogging community. I love this community and the support … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – November 4, 2020

While I’ve done a horrible job this past week of accomplishing much reading, I do need to update my readers of my progress. Maybe that will inspire me to stop gluing myself to the stressful, all consuming election coverage and … Continue reading

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – Book Review

“You will honor them by staying alive, surviving this place and telling the world what happened here.” –Heather Morris There are certain periods in history that fill me with an absolute all encompassing blind rage. It should come as no … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – Oct 21, 2020

Here’s my second edition of this weekly series of posts from Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Check out her blog if you haven’t, as she shares some fabulous content. In this series, each blogger answers the 3 … Continue reading

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The Mountains Sing

Human lives were short and fragile. Time and illnesses consumed us, like flames burning away these pieces of wood. But it didn’t matter how long or short we lived. It mattered more how much light we were able to shed … Continue reading

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