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Immigrant Patriot

This historical novel by Craig Matthews is reminiscent of the sagas written by the likes of John Jakes, James Mitchner and Collen McCullough. What’s especially wonderful about this book is that it’s based on Matthews’ own family. The stories that unfold are like a gentle weaving of family threads on their unique, but intertwined journeys […]

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Eagles Over Britain

If you’re a lover of historical fiction like me, this is a must read. But let me add to some of the compelling reasons you should read Eagles over Britain. Imagine if John Jakes, Tom Clancy and Stephen Ambrose (of Band of Brothers, fame) collaborated. You’d end up with a historical saga, military suspense, and […]

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Author Q&A with Craig Matthews

As a newly minted author, Craig Matthews broke into the publishing world with a very poignant story that has history lovers clamoring for more. Immigrant Patriot, a story of love, hardship and grit, is a reflective tale of Craig’s family history. Craig’s been married for nearly four decades to his high school sweetheart—and has an […]

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Author Q&A with James Benn

I “ran” into James R. Benn through the Author’s Guild. And when I took a look at his works, the themes and the compelling book covers, I just had to meet him. Not only is he a prolific writer of historical fiction, but he’s the Dilys, Barry, Sue Feder Historical Mystery award nominated author for […]

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A Reason to Be: A Novel

One of the great elements of this uniquely compelling romance by Norman McCombs is that the protagonist is 70-years-old. Battling depression due to grieving over his lost wife, Douglas McCombs is encouraged by his friend to get out of his apartment and start living life again. Grudgingly he agrees and yet surprisingly finds himself mesmerized […]

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Murder on Cold Street

Here’s an interesting take on a Victorian murder mystery—Sherlock Holmes is a “she.” Charlotte Holmes is the sister of the infamous “Sherlock” and only a few are aware of her true identity and unique abilities to solve mysteries in his name. As many women were forced to do, Charlotte has adopted a non-assuming identity all […]

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Milady

“One for all, and all for one woman.” With its intriguing premise, this is a book I immediately snatched off the shelves. Who would have thought it would be a woman who would best the musketeers and become the most revered and feared woman in all of France? Lady Clarice’s story begins in 1615, growing […]

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Carnegie’s Maid

When she steps foot in America, Clara Kelly has little to her name. A poor farmer’s daughter sent from Ireland in hopes that she can make a better life for herself is ill-prepared for what she is about to face. Stuck on the dock with no money for transport to her distant relatives in Pittsburgh, […]

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