In the midst of winter, The Olive Farm took me away to hot sunny France

Reading Carol Drinkwater‘s The Olive Farm was like taking a holiday in the sun, which I desperately needed in the middle of a long, cold Midwestern winter. I could feel the heat of the sun, [...]

In Honor of Veteran’s Day, Review of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken—A Moving True Story to Read & Weep

November 11th is Veteran’s Day in the US.  Other countries call it Remembrance Day (UK and the Commonwealth), Armistice Day (France and Belgium) or Independence Day (Poland), but we’re all [...]

The Other Boleyn Girl: Victim or Tramp? Review of Alison Weir’s “Mary Boleyn: The Great and Infamous Whore”

History has long maligned the other Boleyn girl—Mary—as the slightly slutty sister of Anne, infamous for attracting the amorous attentions of two Renaissance kings, but failing to hold the [...]