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Book Review: The Tumbling Turner Sisters

Life is full of good and bad, all mixed up together. When I picked up The Tumbling Turner Sisters I expected a story solely about sisters who happened to perform in Vaudeville. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how encompassing it was of vaudeville life in the 1920’s. Through Gert and Winnie’s perspectives, we watch these… Continue reading Book Review: The Tumbling Turner Sisters

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Ten Books to Read for  International Women’s Day

A friend of mine on Facebook posted that she was wearing red and not shopping anywhere today but then asked: what more can I do? Naturally my reply was “Read books!” In my opinion, there is no better way to grasp the experience or to learn what its like to live in another’s shoes than… Continue reading Ten Books to Read for  International Women’s Day

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Interview with Chad Thumann

“The Underisables” is a fast paced World War 2 adventure. At times gut wrenching and laugh out loud funny. I recently had the opportunity to talk with Chad about his book, his research and dogs. In so many ways The Undesirables feels like a movie in my head when I was reading it. How does your… Continue reading Interview with Chad Thumann

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Book Review: Monsoon Summer

Kit is a young nurse with very little experience who escapes to a family friend’s farm/boarding house for a rest after the war. Kit get’s involved in a charity that sends midwives and supplies to South India. While she is helping set up the charity Kit meets Anto, an Indian just finishing his medical training… Continue reading Book Review: Monsoon Summer

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Spotlight: Illusions of Magic

  Illusions of Magic: Love and Intrigue in 1933 Chicago by J.B. Rivard Publication Date: April 17, 2016 eBook; 233 Pages ASIN: B01EGSC8N8 Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery READ AN EXCERPT. The withering of vaudeville was bad enough in 1933. Because of the Great Depression, bookings for stage magician Nick Zetner disappeared. With his marriage cracking under… Continue reading Spotlight: Illusions of Magic

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Book Review: The Forgotten Room

From the back of the book: 1945: When the critically wounded Captain Cooper Ravenal is brought to a private hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery that connects three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion. Who is… Continue reading Book Review: The Forgotten Room