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

Discover Why ‘Notre-Dame’ Became the Heart of Paris [REVIEW]

Ken Follett in front of Notre-Dame de Paris

Ken Follett in front of Notre-Dame de Paris. (Photo by The Follett Office Ltd.)

Notre-Dame de Paris is perhaps the most iconic cathedral in the world. For centuries, it has been at the epicenter of history—for believers and nonbelievers alike. So when it caught flame on April 15, 2019, images of this burning monument dealt a devastating blow to people around the globe. Now author Ken Follett, perhaps best known for his mega-bestseller The Pillars of the Earth, a novel about the construction of a fictitious cathedral, delivers Notre-Dame, a concise but captivating volume about the meaning and history of this beloved architectural gem and why it still captures our imaginations after all these years. Read more of this post

‘The Lords of the Wind’: Six Questions for C.J. Adrien [INTERVIEW]

C.J. Adrien

Author C.J. Adrien never seemed to fit, until he started to do a little digging into his family’s history. (Photo by Zach Bascom, Dry Sky Photography)

My family has always been fascinated by history, particularly on the maternal side of my family. My great uncle and his children, in particular, dug deep into genealogical records, tracing ancestors back to European roots before following their travels to Australia and the Americas. Still, I didn’t know any of this until I was a senior in high school and had to start researching that information on my own, so I remember what it is like to wonder how you fit into the fabric of time and what made me the way I am. In The Lords of the Wind, the first in a new series about Viking history, we discover how Hasting the Avenger faced similar questions and why author C.J. Adrien is the perfect man to tackle telling his story. We hope you enjoy reading this exclusive interview! —J&H Read more of this post

National Geographic’s ‘History at a Glance’ is Epic and Awe Inspiring [REVIEW]

Pyramids at Giza

Visit the Pyramids at Giza and other great sites in National Geographic’s History at a Glance. (Photo by foundin_a_attic, Flickr)

Whether I’m watching an old movie, reading a fascinating biography or novel, or planning a trip to a place I’ve never visited before, I always like to delve a little deeper into the history behind an event, person, or place. I don’t always have the time to visit the library and haul out an encyclopedia to look up places like “Giza” (pictured above) and I can’t always rely on what the Internet has to say about a matter. So what’s a guy to do? That’s where National Geographic steps up to help a bro out. Their latest volume, History at a Glance, is the perfect reference book to keep on hand for concise armchair research.  Read more of this post

Meet Colorado Royalty in Rebecca Rosenberg’s ‘Gold Digger’ [REVIEW]

Baby Doe Tabor

Baby Doe Tabor, circa 1883 (Photo Public Domain)

A young widow. A married prospector. A betrayed wife. When their paths cross in rugged Colorado during the mining boom, they spark a sensational, scandalous story that rocks the state to its bedrock. Discover the real-life dynasty that would make binge-worthy television in today’s reality-obsessed culture. Read Rebecca Rosenberg’s new novel, Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor. Read more of this post