Search Results for : historical fiction

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Book Review Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams {living outside the stacks}

Book Review: Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams

Author: Beatriz William Genre: Fiction Publisher: HarperLuxe Release Date: 27 June 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 376 ABOUT THE BOOK {from the inside flap of the book} France, 1917. Virginia Fortescue journeys overseas with the Red Cross in order to escape the claustrophobia of a childhood spent hiding her father’s criminal past. While driving an […]

Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

Book Review: Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in exchange for a review because I am a LibraryThing Early Reviewer. This consideration did not influence my review. Sweetsmoke is the story of Cassius Howard, a secretly literate slave, and his desire to find justice for his murdered friend, Emoline Justice. Emoline […]

The Library {Living Outside the Stacks}

Book Reviews

As a kid, I spent many a day in the library, helping out and talking to the librarian {Hi, Mr. Wolford}. When there was nothing for me to do, I’d grab a Danielle Steel novel {she got me through so much adolescent angst and fueled my desire to become a combat […]

Book Review: Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

Sweetsmoke is the story of Cassius Howard, a secretly literate slave, and his desire to find justice for his murdered friend, Emoline Justice. Emoline was a free black woman who served as surrogate mother and mentor to Cassius while he was recovering from a severe beating. Using his cunning and […]

10 on the 10th: School Days

So that’s a picture of me and my twin sister in high school. We were 15 years old at the time. Judging by our outfits, it looks like we were getting ready to go to school. Yes, that’s how we dressed for classes. True story: I had a baseball cap […]

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Where Bloggers Live: Louisiana

The Hubs and I moved to Louisiana almost two years ago. Gosh, I cannot believe it has been that long… We requested the transfer with his job because we wanted to be closer to our grandkids and, with retirement looming on the horizon, we wanted to be some place warm. Truth […]