Category Archives: Historical

The Lost Scroll Of The Physician by Alisha Sevigny

This is a nice whodunit with your typical mustache-twirling-evil-guy-in-power and the plucky kids who foil his/her plans. There is just enough of the plot given throughout that kids can begin to decipher for themselves, though adults will likely find the … Continue reading

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We Came To Shine by Susie Orman Schnall

A few years ago, I had an opportunity to read, “Twilight at the World of Tomorrow: Genius, Madness, Murder, and the 1939 World’s Fair on the Brink of War” by James Mauro. That book gave an excellent perspective on the … Continue reading

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The Mall by Megan McCafferty

From the beginning dedication of “To all Riot Grrrls, past present and future” you’ll get an instant idea of what to expect from The Mall. There are a lot feminist ideas here, perhaps the author looking back at the time … Continue reading

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Addams’ Apple by Sarah M. Henry and Luc Sante

Charles Addams definitely had his own unique view of the world – and it was that unexpected quirkiness in his otherwise mundane-looking comics that gave him fame. While most will know of his Addams Family movies/TV, it is interesting to … Continue reading

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Bubble In The Sun by Christopher Knowlton

Bubble In The Sun is a thoroughly researched and engagingly written history of the Florida land boom in the 1920s. The book focuses mainly on four real estate speculators: Carl Fisher in Miami Beach, Addison Mizner in Palm Beach and … Continue reading

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The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

This was a very well written romance with exquisite characterizations that felt both real and authentic to the period. For once, we don’t have over-idealized leads, manufactured drama, or over-the-top situations. What we do have is a lovely slow-burn romance … Continue reading

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Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen

Sadly, this one was not for me. I’m hardly an Austen purist but I can’t help but feel that Austen’s heroines are about intelligence, good sensibility, wit, and good heartedness. The heroine in this novel had none of those qualities. … Continue reading

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