Sometimes It Takes A Leap of Faith ‘To Wager Her Heart’ [REVIEW]

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She may have grown up in Nashville’s social circles, but Alexandra Jamison is about to raise some eyebrows in Tamera Alexander’s TO WAGER HER HEART. (Photo by Manish Vohra, Flickr)

When a woman’s dreams come crashing down around her through no fault of her own, the life she planned is no longer a possibility. But will she be able to find the strength she needs to move on and sieze the life she wants before it is too late? Find out in Tamera Alexander’s moving new historical novel, To Wager Her Heart.  Read more of this post

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Meet ‘The Other Alcott’ of Orchard House in Revealing Debut Novel [REVIEW]

Orchard House

Within the walls of Orchard House, May Alcott dreams of life beyond Concord, Massachusetts. (Photo by Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, Flickr)

We’ve all heard of Louisa May Alcott, the author of the classic novel, Little Women, a story she based on her own family. As beloved as that book is, have you ever stopped to think what it might have been like to actually be one of Louisa’s sisters? In Elise Hooper’s exquisite new novel, The Other Alcott, she takes us inside Orchard House, shows us that fame has a price, and reveals just how complicated sibling rivalry can be.  Read more of this post

Lest We Forget Our Moral Compass [GUEST POST]

Eric Schumacher's RAVEN'S FEAST Blog TourSome people are born to it. Others learn it along the way. Some never do. That is, compassion, empathy, a moral code or, as some put it, a moral compass. Without it, we have a harder time discerning right from wrong, living in this world, or simply, getting by with our neighbors. Read more of this post

‘Monticello’ Leaves An Indelible Mark On American Literature [REVIEW]

Monticello

Home isn’t what it used to be when Thomas Jefferson and his daughter, Martha, return to Virginia in Sally Cabot Gunning’s Monticello. (Photo by Robert Kocher, Flickr)

Being the child of a celebrity has never been easy. With so many demands upon the parent’s schedule, culling out time for a family is difficult at best. So what was it like to be the child of one of the most prominent and influential men in U.S. history? Find out in Sally Cabot Gunning’s enlightening new novel, Monticello.  Read more of this post

‘The Alice Network’ Introduces Readers to the Great War’s Mysterious Female Spy Ring [REVIEW]

Woman in London

A young woman returns to Europe after the war in search of her cousin, only to discover the truth about a little known female spy ring known as “The Alice Network” in Kate Quinn’s new novel. (Photo courtesy William Morrow)

An American college student can’t believe that her favorite relative is dead, so she takes matters into her own hands and goes in search of her cousin in post-World War II London. However, the questions she has aren’t so easily answered and soon she learns much more than she bargained for in Kate Quinn’s new historical novel, The Alice Network.  Read more of this post