Reviews, Women in History

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

Women in History

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

Reviews, Women in History

Claire’s Last Secret

In the words of Marty Ambrose, author of Claire’s Last Secret, Claire Claremont is “an incredibly intriguing person in her own right--and a missing voice in historical fiction.” I, too, am delighted by missing voices in historical fiction, and I loved this historical mystery centering around a lover of Lord Byron. Claire is the stepsister… Continue reading Claire’s Last Secret

Reviews, Women in History

Starlight in the Dawn: the Poetic Priestess Who Chose to Fight

(This review also appears on Paper Lantern Writers and Discovery) After teaching Mesopotamian history to sixth graders for many years, I wanted to love this book. It's not a time period that is overrun with historical fiction, and I love stories about real women. Starlight in the Dawn is very well researched and written. The… Continue reading Starlight in the Dawn: the Poetic Priestess Who Chose to Fight

Guest post/Interview, Women in History

Panning for Gold: How Women in History Inspired a Mystery Series

(by guest author Jolie Tunnell) The Great Loveda Brown is the result of panning for gold. I’m as driven to look for the gold nuggets of history as any 49er who rushed California, and sometimes just as ornery. My maternal grandmother was the first person to hint that there was more to my family tree… Continue reading Panning for Gold: How Women in History Inspired a Mystery Series