Saturday, November 24, 2018

Women's Wartime Communications

Book Review of "Girls on the Line" a novel by Aimie K. Runyan


The women of the US Army’s Signal Corps were known as the “Hello Girls,” and their deployment to France at the end of 1917 was considered both controversial and expedient. When Ruby Wager’s brother is one of the first casualties of the war, she decides she must answer the call to help with the war effort. Ruby’s mother thinks she should stay at home, knit scarves and socks, and wait for the return of her fiancĂ©, so that she can marry him and take her rightful place in Philadelphia’s genteel society. But that’s not enough for Ruby, who sees joining the Signal Corps as the most effective way to show her patriotism, while putting to use her natural and hard-earned talents. In this gripping historical fiction novel, Aimie Runyan brings to life the efforts and sacrifices these women made to help bring the “Great War” to a conclusion.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Join the New Release Challenge for 2019









2019 New Release Challenge Sign-up


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About the 2019 New Release Challenge

The 2019 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which the hosts aim to read books released in 2019.  Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms and Brandee are the sole hosts of the challenge, and they are happy to have as many people to sign up and participate! There is one post on the top of their homepage for all review links for the year, where the link will be open for books you read and review each quarter. (They also wanted to say a big thank you to Michelle @ Limabean Designs for creating their beautiful logo!!)

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A Dutch Treat

Book Review of "A Light of Her Own" by Carrie Callaghan


Judith Leyster lived in Holland in the 17th century, during a time when such things as painting, needlework and music, were acceptable as feminine pastimes. For example, artist Frans De Grebber taught all his children to paint, including his daughter Maria, and he even took on Judith as an apprentice. Despite this, the domain for women was still mostly in the home, and not as professionals of any kind. This didn’t stop Judith and her unique talent from gaining entry into the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke, as one of their first female members. In this historical fiction novel, Callaghan paints a portrait of Judith with her colorful words.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Available NOW Book 3 of Jacey Bedford's Rowankind for pre-order!


I recently got the following email from my friend, author Jacey Bedford, which I had to share with my readers:

Book Three of Jacey Bedford's Rowankind Trilogy Will be Here Soon!


Penguin Random House just sent me a very nice email to ask me if I wanted to pre-order my own book! Though ROWANKIND isn't out until 4th December officially, it seems to say that (if you're in USA or Canada) you can pre-order the ebook for delivery on 27th November.

Pre-ordering helps the author like this: When you pre-order a book, it tells bookstores people want this book, which makes them typically stock more copies of the book, which of course means more people see it and buy it.

So, of course I'd be very grateful if you're thinking of buying Rowankind, that you pre-order, either ebook (USA and Canada only) or paperback version.