Beginning with a brief historical summation to set the scene for the
drama, PURITAN GIRL, MOHAWK
GIRL takes place during the 1700s. The French and English
colonies in the northwest of North America are warring and the Native
tribes are obliged to take sides Read more...
I liked this tale of a teen girl on a ranch that rescues and re-homes
animals, including horses. TWO TO
TANGO refers to a Paint horse called Tango and to the possibility
of having two, and not just one, best friends.
Natalie's Read more...
My immediate impression is that this gracefully spectacular book would
made a fine Christmas present. If you know anyone interested in
landscapes, nature, photography or geology, you could hardly do better
than to gift a copy of AERIAL
GEOLOGY. Subtitled: "A High-Altitude Tour Read more...
Three tales of winter second chance romance will help keep
you warm; personally I love to sit and relax with a book on
CHRISTMAS WITH MY COWBOY is something of a
misnomer. We only see cows in THE SNOW MAN by Diana Palmer,
in which a young woman Read more...
How did the industrialist Andrew Carnegie transform into a
noted philanthropist, donating libraries around the world
from his great wealth? Speculation following a letter he
wrote to himself at the age of thirty-three has led Irish-
American author Marie Benedict to invent CARNEGIE'S MAID.
Perhaps the great man Read more...
Summer in the Okefenokee Swamp is wonderful for young Elsie Mae,
because she's the only kid staying with her grandparents. She loves her
brothers and sisters, but the family home is busy and noisy. This year,
ELSIE MAE HAS SOMETHING TO
SAY! She Read more...
Fifth in the Bird Lover's Mystery
series, CHICKADEE CHICKADEE
BANG BANG is a cozy mystery that brings readers to Birds and
Bees, the bird watching supply store in western North Carolina.
Proprietor Amy Simms, who Read more...
This tale of returning to a peach orchard shows that envy
and anger can follow anyone anywhere. Zoe Collins left
quiet Copper Creek for a career as a vocalist with an up
and coming band. A few years later, with a daughter in tow
and a possessive boyfriend, she's Read more...
NoŽl Balen, who co-writes the Wine Maker Detectives
has teamed up with Vanessa Barrot to indulge our taste for
French cooking. This is the first in a series about a cookery
journalist is called MINCED, MARINATED AND MURDERED. This
amiable travel guide to the city Read more...
I enjoyed the first book in Jenny Colgan's series about
dedicated bread baker Polly Waterford in Mount Polbeane,
Cornwall. And I absolutely recommend treating yourself to a
read of that one first before going further into
the Read more...
Subtitled Winning Suffrage in New York State, this
chronicle gets off to a fascinating start. The timeline
alone is eye-opening for today's reader. In 1827, New York
State abolishes slavery. In 1867, the New York
Constitutional Convention adds the word 'male' to the
definition of a citizen, despite Read more...
Every time I learn about the achievements of past
generations of women, I'm humbled. This lovely book HIDDEN
WOMEN: THE AFRICAN - AMERICAN MATHEMATHICIANS OF NASA WHO
HELPED AMERICA WIN THE SPACE RACE is one such
demonstration. We begin by meeting a human computer, when
IBM computers were new, and Read more...
This women's fiction tale mixes complex patterns from
historical and modern times. To start we see a montage of
seventeenth century scenes relating to a large freshwater
pearl and a Murano glass mirror, owned by British royalty.
But in modern day, a woman is woken by her young niece Read more...
I love this quirky, original, and very beautiful short
fantasy for young readers, HORTENSE AND THE SHADOW. Set in
a forested winter wonderland, illustrated by Lauren O'Hara,
this captivating story begins with silliness and
stubbornness and ends in bravery and adventure.
Hortense loves playing outdoors and exploring beautiful
buildings Read more...
One of my heroes in journalism is Nellie Bly, who was the
first investigative journalist and faked insanity in order
to be locked up in a New York "madhouse" for women. Through
her reporting, society discovered how these forgotten,
wronged women were being treated, and improvements were
made. THOUGH THIS Read more...
Dyeing her hair to play Sandy in 'Grease' made a shy girl
the star attraction to her male classmates. Some years
later, Jen Mackenzie is still in theatre, but life isn't
going so well. Her mother is in chemotherapy, so Jen, who
has another apartment nearby, drops by each Read more...
What a refreshing and fun book about the modern approach to
nature. REWILDING is inviting and lively with bright color
headlines and photos on every page. I would say the age
range is pitched at teens or bright pre-teens who already
know some nature study.
From New York to Read more...
Hop on board for a ride around glamorous, busy, grimy New
York, home to millions and location for a set of fantasy
stories. NEW YORK FANTASTIC is edited by Paula Guran who
has previously collected many other fantasy tales into
volumes. Some of the author names are very familiar -
George Read more...
A disorganised dystopia, rather than one of those strictly
enforced crowded dystopias, can be found in THE SPACE
BETWEEN THE STARS. Humanity, in a common science fiction
prediction, has become too populous and has been spread,
in some cases forcibly, onto new planets far from Earth.
Jamie Allenby is one Read more...
Reliable author Patricia Davids worked as a nurse for many
years and brings her experience to create very real
accounts of women's lives. I relaxed and enjoyed the lovely
and heart-warming AMISH CHRISTMAS TWINS.
To begin with, we get a note of suspense as a mother aged
twenty Read more...