Often when we see stories of immigrants it’s after they have arrived. However, with the Tides Between, we see the story of the crossing through the eyes of Birdie. A young girl from England she doesn’t just have the Atlantic crossing to overcome but family secrets too. It’s multi-layered rich with the history and magic… Continue reading Book Review: The Tides Between
Set against the lush Hawaiian landscape Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers is a nostalgic World War II-era story that will elicit desires to sing show tunes from South Pacific. At times tender and quirky, I found myself attached to Violet and Ella. In Violet, I felt for the single mother trying to hold herself together,… Continue reading Book Review: Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers
In the wave of #metoo stories, there is the story of one woman making the rounds that is worth noting. Her name: Franca Viola. Franca, a beautiful farmer’s daughter in Sicily, caught the eye of a low level criminal by the name of Filippo Melodia. However, Franca had no interest in him. For about six months… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday: Franca Viola
Today’s Book Blast features two exciting new books. Sown in Tears by Beverly Magid Publication Date: September 18, 2012 Paperback & eBook; 194 Pages ISBN-13: 978-1478104575 Genre: Fiction/Historical/Jewish READ THE FIRST CHAPTER. Russia, 1905: The Jews are restricted to the area called the Pale of the Settlement and the target of anti-semitism fomented by the government and exacerbated… Continue reading Book Blast: Sown in Tears and Where Do I Go?
The It Girl and Me: A Novel of Clara Bow by Laini Giles Publication Date: March 25, 2017 Sepia Stories Publishing eBook & Paperback; 341 Pages Series: Forgotten Actresses, Book #2 Gere: Historical Fiction/Biographical Daisy DeVoe has left her abusive husband, her father has been pinched for bootlegging, and she’s embarrassed by her rural Kentucky… Continue reading Spotlight: The it Girl and Me
If you follow me on Instragram you may have noticed that I am starting to research my next novel now that Anita can see the light at the end of the tunnel. While conducting my research I came across a woman who has become a bit of a hero for me. Hopefully, you’ll feel the same.… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday: Emma Goldman
I wanted to give you all a heads up on this exciting new book available next week. Hopefully you’ll be as excited as I am to read this. The Painter’s Apprentice by Laura Morelli Publication Date: November 15, 2017 The Scriptorium eBook; 482 Pages Series: The Gondola Maker, Book Two Genre: Fiction/Historical Star-crossed lovers with… Continue reading Bookblast! The Painter’s Apprentice