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Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman's Ties to Two Worlds, by Saloma Miller Furlong*****

A few years ago I read and reviewed this author’s first memoir, Why I Left the Amish. Her reasons were compelling, some of them inherent in the Amish tradition, others probably atypical of most Amish families, but all together they provided a powerful impetus, that little voice inside all but the dullest that cries out, “Man the life boats! 944 more words

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Reading History: "Medicis Daughter" (by Sophie Perinot)

Warning:  Some spoilers for the plot follow.

Thanks to the great folks over at NetGalley, I recently had the chance to read Sophie Perinot’s newest historical novel,  762 more words

Historical Fiction

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us! Joan of Arc: The Maid of Orleans.

Joan of Arc, wearing a breastplate and brandishing her banner, rode at the head of the uncrowned Charles VII’s army and into history. She led the French to a famous victory by routing the English at the Siege of Orleans in 1429. 1,576 more words


The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic***

Eliza was born in a brothel, but over the course of her lifetime became a very wealthy woman who took substantial joy in rubbing shoulders with the bourgeoisie in the USA, and in getting as close as she possibly could to the royal family in France. 397 more words

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Where do we find Women's Suffrage in South Dakota history?

We’re coming up to a centennial anniversary of the passage of equal voting rights for women in South Dakota by the state legislature in 1918.  South Dakota was the 17th state to pass such legislation, just before the U.S. 496 more words


The Glasgow Necropolis

I began writing this post nearly two months ago, but have hesitated to post it because I’ve felt there’s been such a lot of sad news, close to home and far away.  1,356 more words