The Mermaid: A Book Review

Written by Christina Henry, The Mermaid is NOT a retelling of The Little Mermaid, but is actually a retelling of the Feejee (Fiji) Mermaid that was a P.T. Barnum draw. So, take that idea of The Little Mermaid and throw it out the window now. Right now. Now that has been taken care of, let's…Read more The Mermaid: A Book Review

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Forgotten Soldiers of World War I: A Non-fiction Review

Written by Alexander Barnes and others, Forgotten Soldiers¬†is a non-fiction book that looks at the foreign born American soldiers who gained their citizenship through the military. This looks at the draft, the differences between how they were treated, the difficulties in having so many different people working together, many not understanding English, and so much…Read more Forgotten Soldiers of World War I: A Non-fiction Review

The Firebird: A Book Review

The final (of what is currently published) of Susanna Kearsley's novels, The Firebird novel picks up with characters from The Shadowy Horses and The Winter Sea, modern characters and historic, respectively. For those of you unfamiliar with Kearsley's novels, there are at least two timelines with a bit of a love interest and some kind…Read more The Firebird: A Book Review

Named of the Dragon: A Book Review

Written by Susanna Kearsley, Named of the Dragon follows Lyn, a literary agent, on her Christmas trip down to Wales with her client Bridget. What should be a relaxing vacation while trying to score a new author turns into a stress filled week as Lyn is reminded of what she has lost and find herself…Read more Named of the Dragon: A Book Review

A Desperate Fortune: A Book Review

Written by Susanna Kearsley, this novel follows two women; Sara, an amateur code breaker who has Aspergers and took the job mostly to have a job where she didn't have to work with anyone, and 17th century Mary whose story has been unknown as her journal is written in code. Again, this novel is written…Read more A Desperate Fortune: A Book Review