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A Pageant

“Are you ready for your debut on Toddlers and Tiaras?”

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All Things New + Giveaway

Title: All Things New
Author: Lynn Austin
Series: Stand-Alone
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Publishing Date: October 2012

About the Book:
In the aftermath of the Civil War, Josephine Weatherly and her mother, Eugenia, struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives when they return to their Virginia plantation. 772 more words

Book Review

Possibly the funniest Mail Order Bride trope romance I've ever read!

Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride by Eli Easton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is beyond brilliant! Seriously, I just read it in like an hour because I couldn’t put it down and just needed to find out what was going to happen to Robby and Trace. 378 more words


Tiny Sword

“We begin teaching weaponry skills early”

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Trial ends after a request for trial by battle

April 20, 1818
The Ashford v Thornton murder trial ends after the defendant asks for his right to trial by battle

Abraham Thornton had been accused of the murder of Mary Ashford when she was found dead, drowned in a pit with little or no evidence of violence. 137 more words


Well Wishers

“This is why I wanted to elope my dear”

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News clippings: woman smothers newborn twins; woman kills neighbor’s toddler and leaves the body on train tracks to be bisected

From The Chicago Tribune
Published April 18, 1880

A 30-year-old “woman of ill-repute” was suspected of smothering her newborn twin children. She then threw one body in a river. 85 more words

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