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The Lady in Red by Hallie Rubenhold (Book Review)

Due to a bout with insomnia I completed Hallie Rubenhold’s The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce in the wee hours of this morning. The work is non-fiction though written with a narrative style that reads like a novel. The dustjacket includes the following brief summary of the work’s subject: “She …

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Fiction Book Review: Demon: A Memoir (Author: Tosca Lee).

I’m going to reprint a series of three posts in their entirety (with slight edits for continuity/grammar/etc) from an older blog of mine which chronicle my initial experiences with an excellent novel by Tosca Lee entitled Demon: A Memoir. I still highly recommend it and am eagerly looking forward to reading Tosca’s second title Havah. …

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Fiction Book Review: The Iron Lance (Author: Stephen Lawhead).

Image via Wikipedia Stephen Lawhead is a prolific author. As a teen I always wanted to read his fantasy books but never had the opportunity. I recently borrowed his historical novel, The Iron Lance, from my local library (Pennwood). I’m sure if the librarians stumble across this post they curse my name – the book …

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Book Review: Rise to Rebellion and The Glorious Cause (Author: Jeff Shaara).

As a youngster I was fascinated by the American Civil War. My bookshelves still reflect this fact. I have Freeman’s classic series Lee’s Lieutenants, Bruce Catton’s three volumes on the Army of the Potomac, and Shelby Foote’s three volume series, once considered definitive, on the war. As I grew older my interest waned a bit. …

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His Dark Materials Trilogy Book Review (Author: Philip Pullman).

I’m Impressed Philip Pullman is a master in the literary genre. I have rarely read novels with such beauty and depth. His Dark Materials is a trilogy of works including the books The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. These works are rather recent but already deserve to be considered among the …

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