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Cain at Gettysburg by Ralph Peters

I love to read books about war, both fiction and nonfiction.  And who can get enough of the Civil War?  It is literally unimaginable how many men (and animals) were slaughtered, homes and crops destroyed.  How did America recover from it?  Over 600,000 dead!  A while back, I read a starred review of Ralph Peters’ [...]

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel comes after her prize-winning Wolf Hall and I think it is just as good.  While Wolf Hall followed Henry the VIII trying to legally get rid of his wife Katherine so he could marry Anne Boleyn, in this book Henry is tired of Anne and wants rid of [...]

May B. : A Novel by Caroline Starr Rose

*May B.: A Novel by Caroline Starr Rose* A young girl’s struggles Told in verse. Abandoned on the Kansas plains. Finding her voice amidst the howling silence. If you like Sharon Creech, Karen Hesse. A historical with heart. Cathy R.

“An Honorable German” by Charles McCain

“An Honorable German” by Charles McCain is a look at World War II from a German sailor’s point of view.  This is not your usual WW II book that portrays the concentration camp horrors or the dominance of the Nazi party (although the Nazis do end up being part of the plot)-it is a naval [...]

Revelation by C.J. Sansom

Readers of historical mysteries must rejoice every time C.J. Sansom comes out with a new book and his newest, “Revelation”, does not disappoint. The book continues the series starring the hunchback London lawyer, Matthew Shardlake, and the politically charged atmosphere of England in the 1500s. Henry the VIII rules the land and a constantly changing [...]

The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent

The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent This book is a masterfully written tale told from the point of view of Sarah Carrier, a girl facing late childhood in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the years 1690-1692. Her family had moved to Andover to live with her maternal grandmother, but her grandmother succumbed to smallpox shortly [...]

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