THE COPPER ROAD: Seven Questions for Richard Buxton [INTERVIEW]

Richard Buxton reimagines the Civil War in his series, Shire’s Union. (Photo courtesy Canva/Ocoee Publishing/Richard Buxton)

Gone with the Wind. Gods and Generals. Cold Mountain. North and South. There is no shortage of novels about the Civil War. But few capture our imagination like Richard Buxton, one of England’s rising literary stars. With the release of the second volume in his Shire’s Union series, The Copper Road, we sit down with the author to discover why he’s so fascinated with American history and how it compares to events that are taking place today. Enjoy the interview! —J&H

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The Horrors of the Holocaust Come Alive in Malka Adler’s ‘The Brothers of Auschwitz’ [REVIEW]

Young survivors at the camp, liberated by the Red Army in January 1945
Young survivors at the camp, liberated by the Red Army in January 1945. (By Alexander Voronzow and others in his group, ordered by Mikhael Oschurkow, head of the photography unit – USHMM/Belarusian State Archive of Documentary Film and Photography, Public Domain)

A young family torn apart by hate. Death and tragedy await at every turn. Yet somehow, despite despair, loss, and overwhelming grief, seeds of hope survive. Based on a true story, meet The Brothers of Auschwitz. Their dramatic, unforgettable tale will change you forever.

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Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History [Guest Post]

Assorted women

What type of woman do you think makes the most impact? (Photo courtesy Canva)

There is a large debate about the origins of the quote “well-behaved women seldom make history” and more specifically who said it first. Was it Anne Boleyn? Marilyn Monroe? Eleanor Roosevelt? Or Laurel Thatcher Ulrich in a 1976 academic paper? Whoever the history books select, the truth of the statement cannot be denied. Read more of this post

John DeSimone’s ‘The Road to Delano’ is a Novel to Savor [REVIEW]

Baseball

Sometimes our dreams must take a back seat to the greater good. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A high school athlete. A failing vineyard. The shocking revelation that will alter the course of a family’s life forever. In John DeSimone’s new novel, The Road to Delano is paved with the kind of challenges that transform a boy into a man. Read more of this post

THE BRIDLED TONGUE: Five Questions for Catherine Meyrick [INTERVIEW]

Catherine Meyrick's THE BRIDLED TONGUE

Author Catherine Meyrick stops by to chat about her latest book, The Bridled Tongue. (Photo courtesy Canva/Courante Publishing/Catherine Meyrick)

Why do people get married? It’s a question many of us ask ourselves, before and after taking vows. Yet as sticky a question as that can be in modern times, back in 1586 England, the answers were even more complicated than they are now. Find out why as author Catherine Meyrick sits down to chat with us about her new historical novel, The Bridled Tongue. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview! —J&H Read more of this post