Title: Yankee Girl in Dixie Author: Theresa Schimmel Genre: Historical Fiction Set in 1972 Pensacola, Florida, Yankee Girl in Dixie is a historical fiction novel that draws from the true events that occurred following mass desegregation movements in the American south. Our story takes off when two teachers are forced to confront their… Read More Yankee Girl in Dixie – Editorial Review
Title: A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the Southeast Florida Frontier Author: James D. Snyder Genre: History A Light in the Wilderness: The Story of Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the Southeast Florida Frontier explores the lesser-known history of some of Florida’s sandy shores. We learn about life… Read More A Light in the Wilderness – Editorial Review
Title: Letter from Belleau Wood Author: Mary Lou Cheatham Genre: Historical / Romance / Military / Inspirational This breezy novel shares the story of Trudy Cameron and her childhood sweetheart, Jeremy Smitherlin, as they grow apart and yet remain friends in the years leading up to World War I. They experience love and… Read More Letter from Belleau Wood – Editorial Review
Title: No Long Goodbyes Author: Pauline Hayton Genre: Historical Romance This thorough and detailed novel tells the story of Kate Cavanagh, a young widow in the 1940s who is haunted by the neglect of her husband and the death of her young son.
Title: Extraordinary Women in History: 70 Remarkable Women Who Made a Difference, Inspired & Broke Barriers Author: Leah Gail Genre: Non-fiction / Biography / History Extraordinary Women in History: 70 Remarkable Women Who Made a Difference, Inspired & Broke Barriers introduces us to the many women who have changed the world. From the… Read More Extraordinary Women in History – Editorial Review
TITLE: Hidden Figures AUTHOR: Margot Lee Shetterly PUBLISHED: 2016 FORMAT: Paperback Hidden Figures bills itself on the cover as “The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.” That is a perfect description of the book, which has already inspired a (somewhat fictionalized) movie about… Read More Hidden Figures – Book Review
I was kindly sent a copy of this book by the publisher Austin Macauley. It is the story of Kevin Lueshing, a British boxing champion and the dark past he’s kept hidden. Here is my review: I had never heard of Kevin ‘The Look’ Lueshing before, having never followed boxing, so when I was… Read More The Belt Boy – Book Review
The subtitle of Mr Copacabana – An American History by Night– is peculiarly apt for this biography of the author’s father, Monte Proser. Monte, it seems, was born with the cultural history of the United States locked into his DNA. His life was lived literally and metaphorically in the nighttime world of nightclubs, addiction,… Read More Mr. Copacabana – Book Review