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The Bitter Trade by Piers Alexander

I was drawn to this book by the cover and having read the synopis expected a book about the importation of coffee in the seventeenth century. Instead the book was about a young man, called Calumny living with his family in rural … Continue reading

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Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase by Louise Walters

This is the story of Roberta interspersed with the story of Dorothy who is Roberta’s Grandmother. Dorothy has been a widow for many years, her husband her Polish serviceman killed in the line of duty. That is the story fed … Continue reading

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The Library Book ~ An Anthology

This slender volume comprises of short writings from twenty five different authors. Each one sharing across the page why they love and value libraries and the importance that libraries have played in their individual literary careers. Most of the authors … Continue reading

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60 Postcards: The Inspirational Story of a Young Woman’s Journey to…by Rachael Chadwick

Do you ever think things happen for a reason? At the end of February, I was pondering, debating and trying be brave whilst making a decision and the right decision about my Mum’s belongings. I had just had an idea … Continue reading

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One Million Lovely Letters: When Life is Looking Hopeless, One… by Jodi Ann Bickley

Do you ever think things happen for a reason? At the end of February, I was pondering, debating and trying be brave whilst making a decision and the right decision about my Mum’s belongings. I had just had an idea … Continue reading

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Putting Your Ancestors in their Place ~ A Guide to One Place Studies by Janet Few

I recently had the opportunity to read a review copy of the latest book by Janet Few. There are so few books dedicated to the subject of One Place Studies therefore this is a very welcomed addition to the genealogical … Continue reading

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The Newfound Land (Graham Saga Book 4) by Anna Belfrage

Back in October I read and reviewed the three earlier books in the series. Book 1 – A Rip in the VeilBook 2 – Like Chaff in the WindBook 3 – The Prodigal Son In this latest book, Matthew and … Continue reading

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One Little Christmas Tree by The Curto Family & Rusty Fischer

A delightful children’s book about a small Christmas tree, sitting and waiting to be selected by a family. Planted as a small tree, he waits and waits for the moment when the owner comes along with a bucket to dig … Continue reading

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Christmas at Harrington’s by Melody Carlson

This is the story of Lena, newly released from prison for a crime that she didn’t commit. She feels vulnerable and very alone in what is a period of time for families. She is immediately plunged into the spotlight as … Continue reading

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Christmas at the Homeplace by William Leverne Smith

Earlier this year I was asked by Dr Bill, a fellow contributor to the In-Depth Genealogist magazine if I would review a book in the Homeplace Series. I was delighted to, and you can read that review HERE. A few … Continue reading

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