The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor

A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman. . . . Ireland, 1912 . . . Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies inContinue reading “The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor”

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The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton

Where Theodora went, trouble followed… In sixth-century Constantinople, one woman, Theodora, defied every convention and all the odds and rose from common theater tart to empress of a great kingdom, the most powerful woman the Roman Empire would ever know. The woman whose image was later immortalized in glittering mosaic was a scrappy, clever, conniving,Continue reading “The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton”

Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

At the dawn of the Roman Empire, when tyranny ruled, a daughter of Egypt and a son of Rome found each other… Selene’s legendary parents are gone. Her country taken, she has been brought to the city of Rome in chains, with only her twin brother, Alexander, to remind her of home and all sheContinue reading “Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran”

The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister (& giveaway!)

This book was captivating. I couldn’t stop thinking about it whenever I had to put it down. In fact, I would have to say it’s my new favorite historical novel. The story opens with a magic show and a murder. Officer Holt is the one-man police force of a small town, and is on theContinue reading “The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister (& giveaway!)”

Throwback Thursday: Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney

I received my hardback copy of the Goddess of Yesterday during a summer reading program at my local library in 2004. To get our free book from the book cart, we had to read for five hours and turn our coupons in. I read five hours the first day of the summer program and pitchedContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney”