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Book Recommendation: Veiled at Midnight by Christine Lindsay

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The British empire draws to an end…
but the turmoil has only just begun.

The Partition of India has sent millions to the roads, instigated riots as uncontrolled as wildfire…and caught up in its wake Captain Cam Fraser, his sister Miriam, and the beautiful Indian Dassah. 199 more words

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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Genre: Historical Fiction
Audience: Adults
Harsh Language: No
Sexual Themes/Situations: Yes

Goodreads.com Synopsis: Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. 373 more words

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Cascade Caper by Mark Hinrich

The protagonist of this story, Andrew, is a teenager living in Portland with an above average IQ and an obsession with the D.B. Cooper case. D.B. 451 more words

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Kady Cross: The Girl With The Windup Heart

The Girl with the Windup Heart (The Steampunk Chronicles #4)
by Kady Cross

In some respects, this latest installment of The Steampunk Chronicles feels the most like a romance novel. 530 more words

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Review: The Emperor's Knives

The Emperor’s Knives by Anthony Riches
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

There should be some sort of drinking game, the sort of thing I’m sure Anthony Riches would approve of, based on all the eyebrow raising going on in his books, Especially… 2,280 more words


A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages: 278
Year: 2014 (23 October)
Buy: Hardback, Kindle
Source: Review copy

Herr Wolf is an immigrant in 1939 London, one of many Germans driven out from the Fatherland after the fall of fascism in the 1933 German elections. 771 more words


1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins (What No Woman -of that group- Had Done Before)

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 4/5

In the 1961 Newbery Medal Winner, Island of the Blue Dolphins, author Scott O’Dell tells the store of Karana. Karana is a young Native American woman who, following several tragedies, ends up living alone on what she refers to as the Island of the Blue Dolphins. 317 more words

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