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Book Review – The Secrets of Mary Bowser

The novel, The Secrets of Mary Bowser, while not historically accurate on many accounts, is a thrilling and incendiary (in a good way) story of a black woman Union spy in Richmond, Virginia. This book has it all and then some, when it comes to highlighting the racial prejudices and injustices that the black populations… Continue reading Book Review – The Secrets of Mary Bowser

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A Review of “Eternity Between Us” by Stephenia McGee

“Eternity Between Us” by Stephania McGee isn’t just a romantic tale set in the first year of the Civil War, it’s an outstanding story of adventure and intrigue, steeped in historical influences. Evelyn Mapleton, a strong supporter of the southern cause, finds herself torn between two worlds. Her father, a newspaperman, has been absent from… Continue reading A Review of “Eternity Between Us” by Stephenia McGee

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Wedded to War – Book Review

Writing historical fiction without making the narrative sound like a textbook is hard enough, but merging the lives of so many characters from vastly different backgrounds and situations into one cohesive, engaging story seems nearly impossible! Jocelyn Green has done the impossible! As a lover of good fiction and historian of the Civil War, I… Continue reading Wedded to War – Book Review