Book review: “Madame Tussaud” by Michelle Moran

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer October 22, 2014
Book review:  "Madame Tussaud" by Michelle Moran

  This 2011 novel by Michelle Moran is a fictionalized biography of Marie Grosholtz, the woman whose wax models of famous individuals in eighteenth century France evolved into the many wax museums throughout the world who still bear her name. The novel begins on the eve of the French revolution as Marie, her “uncle” Phillipe […]

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And the winners of the Rysa Walker giveaway are…

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer October 20, 2014
And the winners of the Rysa Walker giveaway are...

Many thanks to everyone who stopped by last week to read the “Time’s Edge” review and my interview with Rysa Walker! I know everyone will enjoy the books, whether in print or audio. Special thanks to Ms. Walker for giving her time and offering the giveaway! And the winners of the Rysa Walker giveaway are […]

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Author interview, Rysa Walker Part II

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer October 17, 2014
Author interview, Rysa Walker Part II

Welcome to the second part of my interview with “Timebound” and “Time’s Edge” author Rysa Walker. GIVEAWAY:  Don’t forget! Ms. Walker is giving away five copies of her books here on the blog. If you put your name and email address into the comments section below (one entry per email address, please, and both U.S. and […]

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Author interview: Rysa Walker, author of “Time’s Edge”, Part I

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer October 16, 2014
Author interview:  Rysa Walker, author of "Time's Edge", Part I

I’d like to welcome Rysa Walker to the blog today! Ms. Walker is the author of the Chronos Files books:  “Timebound” (my review can be found here), “Time’s Echo” (a novella), and “Time’s Edge” (my review can be found here), which is being released next week (10/21). I am a big fan of her time-hopping heroine […]

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Book review: “Time’s Edge” by Rysa Walker

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer October 14, 2014
Book review:  "Time's Edge" by Rysa Walker

The second Chronos Files book, “Time’s Edge” details Kate’s continued fight against the Cyrists, a religious cult organized (and manipulated) by her grandfather Saul and Aunt Prudence. The Cyrists – time travelers like Kate – have made themselves rich and strong through certain stock predictions and political manipulations that have reshaped history. Now a wealthy, powerful group, […]

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Book review: “Sisters of Treason” by Elizabeth Fremantle

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer October 8, 2014
Book review:  "Sisters of Treason" by Elizabeth Fremantle

Elizabeth Fremantle, author of the “Queen’s Gambit” returns with a new novel of the Tudor court, this one involving Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk. Fremantle tells her story through the eyes of Frances’ daughters, Catherine and Mary, as well as a close family friend, the painter Levina Teerlinc. The story begins shortly after Frances’ daughter Jane Grey (the […]

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Writing and the “Curse of Knowledge”

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer October 3, 2014
Writing and the "Curse of Knowledge"

I read a recent Wall Street Journal article titled “The Source of Bad Writing” by Stephen Pinker. In the article, Mr. Pinker describes the biggest roadblock when it comes to writing (or any type of communication) well. There is something called the “Curse of Knowledge” and that arises when the communicator either doesn’t realize or doesn’t address the issue that […]

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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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