Coming next week: Judith Starkston’s “Hand of Fire”

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer September 18, 2014
Coming next week:  Judith Starkston's "Hand of Fire"

I hope everyone will join me here next week for a review of “Hand of Fire” and an interview with the author Judith Starkston! My blog is just one stop on the “Hand of Fire” blog tour. A link to the tour schedule is here: Hand of Fire Fireship Press Virtual Tour. The Trojan War threatens Troy’s […]

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Book review: “Thieving Forest” by Martha Conway

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer September 16, 2014
Book review:  "Thieving Forest" by Martha Conway

It’s 1806 and the state of Ohio contains little but scattered outposts when Susanna Quiner sees her sisters abducted from their home by the Potawatomi. Little does she know that her drunken neighbor planned the attack to gain access to the only things – a dry goods store, wagon, horses, and chickens – the orphaned girls have […]

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A 2015 preview – four books worth waiting for

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer September 10, 2014
A 2015 preview - four books worth waiting for

May the countdown begin! Here are my top picks for books I can’t wait to see in 2015: 1) “The Marriage Game“ by Alison Weir, coming February 2015 2) “The Tapestry“ by Nancy Bilyeau, coming March 2015 Click here for a sneak preview of the book cover. 3) “A Desperate Fortune“ by Susanna Kearsley, coming […]

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Book review: “A Triple Knot” by Emma Campion

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer September 4, 2014
Book review:  "A Triple Knot" by Emma Campion

  From the author of “The King’s Mistress” comes a tale of Joan, the “Fair Maid of Kent”. Joan, the cousin of King Edward III and mother of Richard II, was an enigmatic figure who has been relegated to a minor part in the historical record. The daughter of an executed traitor, Joan’s relationship with […]

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Book review: “The Monuments Men…” by Robert M. Edsel

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer September 2, 2014
Book review:  "The Monuments Men..." by Robert M. Edsel

Adolf Hitler’s dream of building the world’s finest art museum in his Austrian home town started to come to fruition as the Nazis looted and pillaged valuable works of art from museums, private collectors, and churches throughout Europe. Anything valuable and not of the modern persuasion (works Hitler deemed “degenerate”) were collected and hoarded, some going […]

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Top 5 picks for best books I reviewed this summer

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer August 28, 2014
Top 5 picks for best books I reviewed this summer

Believe it or not, summer is nearly over. But it’s been a great season of books, so I thought I’d finish up the season with my Top 5 from the summer of 2014. These are listed in no particular order because they are all so different from one another that’s in impossible to rank them, […]

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Book review: “Timebound” by Rysa Walker

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer August 25, 2014
Book review:  "Timebound" by Rysa Walker

Rysa Walker’s debut novel and the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Winner “Timebound” (Chronos Files Book 1) takes readers through a remarkable time-travelling journey that begins when Kate Pierce-Keller meets up with her estranged grandmother who is carrying a strange looking medallion that emits a blue light. The grandmother, Katherine, explains that she’s dying of […]

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Book review: “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer August 21, 2014
Book review:  "The Book of Life" by Deborah Harkness

  Harkness returns for the last installment of the All Souls Trilogy:  “The Book of Life” where Matthew, Diana, and the various witches, vampires, and daemons we have come to know throughout the trilogy return for the final battle. Here, Diana (a witch) and Matthew (a vampire) fight to establish their own scion, a family unit […]

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Book review: “The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent” by Susan Elia MacNeal

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer August 18, 2014
Book review:  "The Prime Minister's Secret Agent" by Susan Elia MacNeal

  This was originally published on the website of the Historical Novel Society and can be found here. Maggie Hope returns in this fourth installment of MacNeal’s WWII-era mystery series. Code-breaking, lock-picking super-sleuth Maggie is now in Scotland as a trainer for her former espionage school, where she can recover from the physical and emotional […]

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Book review: “An Air of Treason” by P.F. Chisholm

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer August 14, 2014
Book review:  "An Air of Treason" by P.F. Chisholm

  This review originally appeared on the website of the Historical Novel Society and can be seen here. This, the sixth book in the Sir Robert Carey mystery series, recounts the adventures of amateur sleuth Carey, the youngest son of Henry Carey, Baron Hunsdon, Elizabeth I’s Lord Chamberlain and half-brother. In this tale, Carey is […]

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