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The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier: Did Amazons Exist & Do They Now?

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The Lost Sisterhood

Bestselling author Anne Fortier’s newest novel, The Lost Sisterhood, drew me in like a siren song. It wasn’t just the gorgeous book cover but also the concept that hit home. I’ve always been drawn to the things I’ve heard and read about an Amazon race. As a child growing up in the mid-20th century South, […]

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The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson: Royal Teen/Family Seek Asylum

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The Tyrant's Daughter

If working as a covert CIA operative around the world, as J.C. Carleson did, doesn’t give you a wealth of intrigue and exotic cultures to delve into as a writer, I’m not sure what would. When I saw that she had written The Tyrant’s Daughter, her background definitely influenced my reading decision. Although this is […]

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Bee Ridgway’s The Time Tutor & The River of No Return: Review/Giveaway

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The Time Tutor

Last Spring we reviewed The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway. I could not put it down and recommended it highly. When you read as many novels as I do, they have to be really memorable for me to still think about them. This is one of those novels. When the publisher let me […]

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Counting to D by Kate Scott: YA Book Review and Giveaway

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Counting to D

We’re participating in the Leap into Books Giveaway Hop and Counting to D by Kate Scott seems like the perfect novel to feature. It revolves around a subject that touched our family. I learned to read at a very early age but my brother, who was incredibly smart, couldn’t grasp reading even though he was […]

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I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira: Book Review & Giveaway

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I Always Loved You

How could I resist a novel that memorializes two of my favorite artists? Obviously I couldn’t! I Always Loved You by bestselling author Robin Oliveira does exactly that. It takes a close mostly fictional look at the relationship between Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, although the research done for this novel is excellent. I’m more […]

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Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier: Weres, Vampires, and Magic – Oh My!

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Black Dog

Several things drew me to Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier including the gorgeous book cover, a story featuring non-Anglo and non-European characters in a fantasy setting, and the unusual concept. I love finding novels that turn a genre on its head, forcing me to look at things from a different perspective and this one seemed […]

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