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From my bookshelf:


Secret Sisters

by Joy Callaway

                                                                                                Illinois, 1881: Whitsitt College sophomore Beth Carrington has two goals to fulfill by the time she graduates: obtain a medical degree, and establish a women’s fraternity, Beta Xi Beta, that will help young women like herself to connect with and support one another while attending the male-dominated Whitsitt.

Neither is an easy task. The sole female student in the physicians’ program, Beth is constantly called out by her professors and peers for having the audacity not to concentrate on a more “fitting” subject like secretarial studies. Meanwhile, secret organizations are off-limits, and simply by crowding together in a dank basement room and creating a sense of camaraderie, she and her small group of fraternity sisters risk expulsion.

I am reading this as a reviewer for the Historical Novel Society.

On my Kindle Fire:

I received an advance review copy from publisher via NetGalley. A HUGE thank you to both companies for this reading opportunity!


by Lynette Noni


“Life is full of crossroads, Alex. Full of choices.”

Returning for a second year at Akarnae Academy with her gifted friends, Alexandra Jennings steps back through a doorway into Medora, the fantasy world that is full of impossibilities. 

Despite the magical wonder of Medora, Alex’s life remains threatened by Aven Dalmarta, the banished prince from the Lost City of Meya who is out for her blood. 

To protect the Medorans from Aven’s quest to reclaim his birthright, Alex and her friends seek out the Meyarin city and what remains of its ancient race.

I love books! I love old books. I love the smell of books. I love hard-bound books! I LOVE BOOKS! 

    One thing I enjoy doing is going to the library and judging a few books by its cover. Does the cover art grab me? What do I get from the first pages? I do not like to know too much about a book when I'm reading it. I think jackets can give too much away. Like overzealous movie previews! I hate it when I can tell the ending from the preview. That's probably why I don't like romance movies. 9 out of 10 times, its too predictable. But that's not books... I'm talking books.


Feel free to share what you think I should look for at the library on my next stop!


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Just released December 2016: "The Forgotten" volume 2 "Heir of the Heretic"

Reviewed and awarded the

2016 Indie Editor's Choice

by the Historical Novel Society.

Long listed for the Historical Novel Society 2017 Indie Award.

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