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#207 ~ The Return

The Return by Victoria Hislop Today it is my great pleasure to be Victoria Hislop’s host on her TLC Book Tour for her novel, The Return.  I have enjoyed the reviews I’ve read along the way.  Please see the end of my review for a list of the blogs who are on this tour with me. […]

#183 ~ Two Brothers: One North, One South

Two Brothers: One North, One South by David H. Jones Walt Whitman has a calling, not only as a poet but as someone to do what he can to ease the pain of the injured and dying soldiers from the American Civil War.  Although a native of New York, Whitman does not let a soldier’s […]

#127 ~ A Civil General

A Civil General by David Stinebeck and Scannell Gill General George Henry Thomas was an interesting man.  Although born and raised in Virginia, he chose to fight for the North during the Civil War.  That decision cost him his family.  Despite his sacrifices, he was still viewed with some suspicion by his fellow officers.  It […]

#90 ~ Sweetsmoke

Sweetsmoke by David Fuller This novel, written by screenwriter David Fuller, tells the story of Cassius Howard, the carpenter slave owned by Hoke Howard, a Virginia tobacco farmer. A series of tragic events transformed Cassius from his place Hoke’s favorite and it cost him dearly. The only bright light in the entire situation was the […]

#25 ~ March

March by Geraldine Brooks I have loved Little Women for as long as the first time I picked the book up to read it. My parents gave me a beautiful set of Louisa May Alcott‘s books for Christmas one year. Those books remain my most treasured gift from them (I ought to let them know). […]