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The Engineer’s Wife by Tracy Enerson Wood

In 1869, Washington A. Roebling is commissioned as the chief engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, one of America’s most iconic structures. His wife, Emily Roebling, is a keen advocate for women’s suffrage, at a time when American society expects her to stay home and support her husband silently. But when Washington falls ill on the… Continue reading The Engineer’s Wife by Tracy Enerson Wood

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Irena’s War by James D. Shipman

Another World War II novel about the Warsaw ghetto. That's what I thought when I received a copy of this book for review. And while it's true that much of the background is familiar, every person who lived through this historical horror has their own story. Irena Sendler was a Polish resistance fighter who helped… Continue reading Irena’s War by James D. Shipman

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The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnbull

(This review first appeared on PaperLanternWriters.com.) Thelma Morgan was the twin sister of Gloria Morgan, who married Reggie Vanderbilt and after his death became caught up in a spectacular custody battle for their daughter. Thelma is there by her sister’s side during most of it. Thelma had married Viscount Duke Furness and lived in England.… Continue reading The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnbull

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New Hawaiian Novel

Dragonfruit by Malia Mattoch McManus (originally published on PaperLanternWriters.com) While writing my own historical novel about Hawaii, I read a lot of fiction and nonfiction about the islands. Today I’m going to share with you one of my new favorite historical novels. In Dragonfruit, Malia Mattoch McManus depicts Hawaii at the time of the overthrow… Continue reading New Hawaiian Novel

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These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card

(first appearing on Paperlanternwriters.com) With the recent focus on giving people of color their voice, I’ve decided to make a more conscious effort to read books by people of color. If you’d like to join me, you can start with the Own Voices list of Paper Lantern Writers on Goodreads. I am a voracious reader,… Continue reading These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card