Tag Archives: 19th-century

To Marry An English Lord by Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace

From Goodreads: “From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles–just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading To … Continue reading

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

I can’t recall if I have read this novel before, but as I was reading it this time, my memory brought back the whole story (I’m sure I’ve seen a film version) – so no surprises for me. Dickens is … Continue reading

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Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

I didn’t realize when I chose this book that the majority of it would take place in the spirit world.  I know I would have passed it by, and that would have been a shame.  Why?  Because this book was … Continue reading

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The Heart Of Everything That Is by Bob Drury and Tom Cavin

An excellent account of the life of Red Cloud, the Sioux warrior who took on the American Army in battle and win.  This impressive work is an excellent and in my opinion, unbiased account, of the life of northern Native … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano

All I can say after reading this book is “Wow!”  With Elizabeth Street, Laurie Fabiano creates a work of historical fiction out of the true story of her Italian immigrant great grandmother, Giovanna, who settled in New York City’s lower … Continue reading

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The Rathbones by Janice Clark

Narrated by 15 year old Mercy Rathbone, The Rathbones is a fantastical tale of a whaling family in 19th century Connecticut.  Loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, Ms. Rathbone takes us on a journey unraveling the mystery of her father, her … Continue reading

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The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

Based on the legend of Urrea’s sainted cousin, the author uses historical fiction to bring 16 year old Teresita to life, during a period of violence and political upheaval in Mexico, near the end of the 19th century. What I … Continue reading

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