Book review: “Warwick: The Man Behind the Wars of the Roses” by Tony Riches

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer September 30, 2014
Book review: "Warwick:  The Man Behind the Wars of the Roses" by Tony Riches

Mr. Riches’ tale of Richard, Earl of Warwick, also known as the “kingmaker”, tells the tale of the enigmatic man’s life from the age of 15 until his death at the Battle of Barnet in 1471. Few books deal with these well-described events from Warwick’s point of view, probably due to his frequent shifts of […]

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Author interview: Judith Starkston, author of “Hand of Fire”

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer September 26, 2014
Author interview:  Judith Starkston, author of "Hand of Fire"

I’d like to thank author Judith Starkston for stopping by the blog. Starkston’s debut novel “Hand of Fire” (reviewed here) was released this month. In the novel, the well-known story of the Trojan War is told from a very different perspective, that of Briseis, the woman who got between Achilles and Agamemnon in Homer’s story the […]

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Book review: “Hand of Fire” by Judith Starkston

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer September 25, 2014
Book review:  "Hand of Fire" by Judith Starkston

Please join me here tomorrow for an interview with author Judith Starkston! Starkston’s debut novel “Hand of Fire” is a retelling of Homer’s Iliad from an entirely different – and female – perspective. Here we hear of Achilles and the Trojan War through the eyes of Briseis, priestess of the healing goddess Kamrusepa and widow of the […]

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Coming in October…

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer September 24, 2014
Coming in October...

Exciting things to look forward to in October! I’m excited to announce the review of Rysa Walker’s “Time’s Edge” (Chronos Book 2), as well as an interview with the author to follow. To see my review of “Timebound”, the first book in Ms. Walker’s series, please click here. The first book won Amazon’s 2013 Breakthrough […]

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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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