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Agrippina is a 1911 Italian silent historical film directed by Enrico Guazzoni and starring Adele Bianchi Azzarili, Amleto Novelli and Maria Caserini. The film portrays the life of Agrippina the Younger, and was part of the move towards Roman epics in early Italian cinema.


Broken Ground, by Karen Halvorsen Schreck

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Newly married to her childhood sweetheart, twenty-one-year-old Ruth Warren is settling into life in a Depression-era, East Texas oil town. She’s making a home when she learns that her young husband, Charlie, has been killed in an oil rig accident. 674 more words

Christian Fiction

The Alexandria Affair (Capt. Lacey)

The Alexandria Affair by Ashley Gardner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A rollicking, world-traveling tale of Captain Lacey and his good friend Grenville, finally taking the trip to Egypt they have discussed for years. 88 more words


PEPL Book Club - Your June Read Is...

The Kitchen House – Kathleen Grissom

 In this gripping novel, a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate at a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War. 161 more words

Goodbye to a giant Cote Saint-Lucer, my friend Gerry Weinstein

Gerry Weinstein has been described as a generous, no nonsense, just do it and quit-yer-belly-aching kind of guy. Some called him a gentle giant. Others say he was the most humble kind of leader. 925 more words

Jewish Community

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan By Lisa See

This week we have a guest writer Roshan from Cape Town. Roshan is an educator and an avid reader of historical fiction. But let her tell you more… 669 more words


A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland

I just. I just can’t. I’m sorry. I can’t finish this book. It’s too horrible. Here are some of the notes that I jotted down as I was reading… 223 more words