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The Artist Colony by Joanna FitzPatrick

I review a lot of books and enjoy most of them. As a result, I give a lot of five-star reviews. When an astounding book comes along that outshines everything around it, giving five stars isn't enough. The Artist Colony deserves more than five stars. Set in Carmel, California, in the summer of 1924, this… Continue reading The Artist Colony by Joanna FitzPatrick

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Top Hist Fic Picks for May

This post first appeared on paperlanternwriters.com We didn’t have very many April showers where I live, but I still hope for lots of May flowers! On a personal level, this month brings my first Mother’s Day as a grandmother (and my daughter-in-law’s first Mother’s Day). It’s a month to celebrate spring and mothers! New historical… Continue reading Top Hist Fic Picks for May

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Top Hist Fic Picks for April 2022

This article first appeared on paperlanternwriters.com April is a busy time in my family. We have five birthdays, including my sons and my father-in-law (who’s turning 92 this year), Easter, and, of course, tax day. Even so, I always make time for reading. Good thing, because a lot of historical fiction debuts this month! Interesting… Continue reading Top Hist Fic Picks for April 2022

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Ten Books to End Women’s History Month that I Reread

I read a lot of historical fiction, of all time periods and about both men and women. I enjoy all of Marie Benedict’s books, Kate Quinn, Stephanie Thornton, and so many others. In order for me to read the same book again, it must be something special. Since Women’s History Month is ending, though, I… Continue reading Ten Books to End Women’s History Month that I Reread

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10 Mana Wāhine o Hawai‘i – Powerful Women of Hawai‘i

This first appeared on paperlanternwriters.com THE BENEFACTOR: Born in 1831, Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the great-granddaughter of King Kamehameha I. During her lifetime, the native Hawaiian population declined, taking with it the language and culture of her people. When she died, she left her estate (about 9% of Hawaiʻi’s acreage) to found Kamehameha Schools.THE TRAVELER:… Continue reading 10 Mana Wāhine o Hawai‘i – Powerful Women of Hawai‘i