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Lille de Jong Review + Giveaway

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Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton Paperback Publication Date: July 10, 2018 Anchor Books Paperback; 352 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction     Philadelphia, 1883. Twenty-three-year-old Lilli de Jong is pregnant and aloneóabandoned by her lover and banished from her Quaker home. She gives birth at a charity for wronged women, planning to give up the …

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ISLAND ON FIRE REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

Island on Fire

Island on Fire by Sophie Schiller Publication Date: March 15, 2018 Paperback & eBook; 270 Pages ISBN-13: 978-1986210782 Genre: Fiction/Historical/Thriller     In the lush, tropical world of Martinique where slavery is a distant memory and voodoo holds sway, Emilie Dujon discovers that her fiancÈ, a rich sugar planter, has been unfaithful. Desperate to leave …

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THE ROMANOV EMPRESS REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

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The Romanov Empress by C.W. Gortner Publication Date: July 10, 2018 Ballantine Books Hardcover; 448 pages Genre: Historical Fiction   Even from behind the throne, a woman can rule. Narrated by the mother of Russiaís last tsar, this vivid, historically authentic novel brings to life the courageous story of Maria Feodorovna, one of Imperial Russiaís …

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LAST DANCE IN KABUL REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

Last Dance in Kabul

  Last Dance in Kabul by Ken Czech Publication Date: August 2, 2018 Fireship Press Paperback & eBook; 306 Pages Genre: Action & Adventure/Historical/Romance/War & Military     The Ultimate Dance Between Love and War When his superiors ignore his warnings of an impending Afghan insurrection in 1841, British army captain Reeve Waterton vows never …

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BLOOD AND INK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

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Blood and Ink by D.K. Marley Publication Date: March 28, 2018 The White Rabbit Publishing ebook, Paperback, and Audible; 438 Pages   Genre: Historical Fiction In the tradition of “The Marlowe Papers” by Ros Barber, the debut historical fiction novel “Blood and Ink” tells the story of Christopher “Kit” Marlowe, the dark and brooding playwright …

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10 Fun Facts About Me

Salem, MA

I thought it would be fun for you to get to know me a little bit better for a change. Today, we are talking about ten things about me. So here we go!!! 1.) I’m an aspiring author. Anyone who knows me already knows this. I have a huge love affair with historical fiction thanks …

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Why Did I Change the Name of the Blog?

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Welcome to Oh, October! You may be wondering, “Why change the name of the blog?” “Why ‘Oh, October’?” In the past two years of my life, I have found that I have changed so drastically that I barely recognize myself. I went from living alone in an apartment (with my puppy, Wallie), working a full …

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INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR CATHERINE MEYRICK

Forsaking All Other by Catherine Meyrick Publication Date: April 1, 2018 Courante Publishing eBook & Print; 291 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction     Love is no game for women; the price is far too high. England 1585. Bess Stoughton, waiting woman to the well-connected Lady Allingbourne, has discovered that her father is arranging for her …