Book Reviews

Book Review: The Tides Between

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

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Book Review: Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

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

Fierce Femme Friday

Fierce Femme Friday: Franca Viola

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

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Book Blast: Sown in Tears and Where Do I Go?

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?


Spotlight: The it Girl and Me

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


Bookblast! The Painter’s Apprentice 

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