Top Hist Fic Picks for November 2023

This is the month for giving thanks. I’d like to start by being thankful for family, friends, and good books. I’m also thankful for all our followers’ support of last year’s Paper Lantern Writers anthology, Unlocked,…

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The Orchid Hour

There is a certain hour, in the dead of night, when the orchid’s scent can put you under a spell… I was drawn to The Orchid Hour, by Nancy Bilyeau, by that wonderful title.…

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Top Hist Fic Picks for October

October is the beginning of the holiday season—Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas—and a perfect time to curl up with a book and a pumpkin spice latte. This month brings Paper Lantern Writer Ana Brazil’s long-awaited second…

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The Tiffany Girls

Last May, a new historical novel came out that still has me thinking about it. The title and cover immediately intrigued me. If you read my posts, you know I love color. Tiffany creations…

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Top Hist Fic Picks for September 2023

I hope September brings thoughts of cooling weather and the beginning of Fall for everyone. Even though the month can still be hot, my thoughts turn to orange and brown colors, pumpkin flavored recipes,…

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San Jose’s Worst Kept Secret

​​San Jose has been the cultural, financial, and political center of Silicon Valley since before Silicon Valley existed. Founded in 1777, it is the largest city in northern California, both in area and population,…

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