Books I’ll be taking to the beach

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer July 22, 2014
Books I'll be taking to the beach

So we’re heading to the beach soon – our very first extremely long car ride with our toddler daughter. I know. I’m holding my breath too. (All you parents out there can send your sympathies my way at any time. Thank you in advance!) Of course we’re packing the car full of DVDs, LeapFrog Pad, books, […]

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Part II, Author interview: Livi Michael, author of “Succession”

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer July 16, 2014
Part II, Author interview:  Livi Michael, author of "Succession"

I’d like to warmly welcome back author and professor Livi Michael for Part II of her interview on the blog today. Ms. Michael is the author of the newly published “Succession”, a story of Margaret Beaufort and Margaret of Anjou from a distinctly unique perspective. If you would like to ask Ms. Michael any questions, please do so in the […]

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Book review: “A Grave Matter” by Anna Lee Huber

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer July 15, 2014
Book review:  "A Grave Matter" by Anna Lee Huber

  Anna Lee Huber returns with the third Lady Kiera Darby mystery in the series, “A Grave Matter”. In the two months since her beloved friend’s death, Kiera returns to her childhood home in the Border region of Scotland to grieve. At a Hogmanay ball (New Year’s Eve) at the home of her aunt and […]

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Part I, Author interview: Livi Michael, author of “Succession”

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer July 14, 2014
Part I, Author interview:  Livi Michael, author of "Succession"

I’d like to warmly welcome author and professor Livi Michael to the blog today. Ms. Michael is the author of the newly published “Succession”, a story of Margaret Beaufort and Margaret of Anjou from a distinctly unique perspective. You can find the Amazon link for the book at the bottom of this post. If you would […]

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Book review: “The King’s Daughter” by Barbara Kyle

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer July 8, 2014
Book review:  "The King's Daughter" by Barbara Kyle

Barbara Kyle’s second book in the Thornleigh saga, “The King’s Daughter”, recounts the lives of Honor, Richard, and their daughter Isabel Thornleigh in the year 1554, when Mary I sits on the throne and her upcoming marriage to Philip of Spain stirs Sir Thomas Wyatt to rebel against the queen. Honor and Richard, fervent Protestants with a secret past […]

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Happy 4th!

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer July 3, 2014
Happy 4th!

However you are spending your long holiday weekend (for those in the U.S., that is), I hope you enjoy it with family and friends, food and fun, and most of all, fireworks. And each year, I like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank those men and women in our armed services, both past and […]

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Book review: “Cecily Neville: Mother of Kings” by Amy Licence

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer July 1, 2014
Book review:  "Cecily Neville:  Mother of Kings" by Amy Licence

Licence takes a look at the remarkable life of the “Rose of Raby”, Cecily Neville. Granddaughter of Edward III, aunt of Warwick “the Kingmaker”, and wife of Richard, Duke of York, Cecily led a life full of glorious highs, terrible losses, and countless close calls. Living to her 80th year, Cecily outlived nearly all of her friends, children, […]

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The story of Lady Margaret Beaufort

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer June 27, 2014
The story of Lady Margaret Beaufort

Very happy to see the release of a new book that discusses my favorite historic woman, Lady Margaret Beaufort. The author, Livi Michael, wrote a wonderful article about Margaret (which can be found here). In it, Michael echoes my thoughts about this mother of the Tudor dynasty, namely that Margaret may have been calculating, manipulative, […]

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Book review: “Cavendon Hall” by Barbara Taylor Bradford

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer June 26, 2014
Book review:  "Cavendon Hall" by Barbara Taylor Bradford

NY Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford invites us to an early twentieth century family saga, to Cavendon Hall, Yorkshire, where we meet the Ingham family and their servants, the Swanns. The Swann family has served the Inghams for several generations and will let nothing mar their reputation. Long-lost members of the family arrive, a brutal […]

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Books to pass onto the next generation

by Rebecca Henderson Palmer June 25, 2014
Books to pass onto the next generation

I’ve read many blog posts recently about the books that have most shaped your life and thought that the list does not necessarily apply to the list of books you’d most like to re-experience with your children. The books listed here weren’t the ones that I feel really shaped my life, per se, but they are certainly books I remember fondly […]

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