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Book Babe · 1d ago

Mad Maggie--Alternative Healer and Eco Activist

Mad Maggie and the Mystery of the Ancients by Rod Raglin probably isn't going to be widely reviewed, but I think it deserves to be considered by more readers.  This isn't just because the author gifted it to me.  Maggie Whiteside, the heroine of this...
Book Babe · 6d ago

Queen Mary's Stories Come Alive in A Bridge Across the Ocean by @SusanMeissner

A wonderful story...or stories, I should say. The Queen Mary is def going on my bucket list. The ship went from being a luxurious ocean liner to a troop carrier called the Gray Ghost to a war bride transport.... What a boat! The author touches on eac...
Book Babe · 3W ago

Stolen Beauty: Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

 I'm interested in art history, and there was a Klimt shaped hole in my art education.   T...
Book Babe · 1M ago

Women Exhibit All Kinds of Remarkable Bravery in The Alice Network @KateQuinnAuthor

Amazing. Just when I thought I'd read every type of WWII story out there..and I think I can no longer be surprised, I am. This novel is riveting, thrilling, suspenseful, heartwarming, and funny! I fell in love with the characters, felt what they were...
Book Babe · 1M ago

Ghost Talkers: A Novel Depicting A Secret Paranormal Aspect of WWI

My reviews on this blog dealing with Madame Presidentess  about Victoria Woodhull  and The Witch of Napoli  here , show my interest in spiritualist mediums.  This is why I wanted to read and review Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal.   The premise...
Book Babe · 1M ago

The Orphan's Tale: A Novel About the Sisterhood We Choose

I didn't know what to expect when I picked up this novel. "The Nightingale meets Water for Elephants in this powerful novel of friendship and sacrifice, set in a traveling circus during World War II, by international bestselling author Pam Jenoff." F...
Book Babe · 1M ago

Margaret Sanger: Champion of Women in Terrible Virtue by Ellen Feldman

"A woman's duty: To look the whole world in the face with a go-to-hell look in her eyes, to have an ideal, to speak and act in defiance of convention."And that is what Margaret Sanger did. She looked everyone in the face with a go-to-hell look in her...
Book Babe · 1M ago

Sometimes You Must Be Broken to Realize You're Lucky: Lucky Broken Girl by @ruthbehar

A very engrossing, thought-evoking read. Ruthie comes from Cuba (It's the 1960s). Her family has been chasing the dream of freedom for generations, starting with her grandparents, who fled Poland and Jewish persecution, only to have to flee Castro's ...
Book Babe · 2M ago

Footprints in the Forest-- A Novel of A Female WWII Partisan Based On Fact

I wrote in my review of Karolina's Twins on this blog that I was just about burned out on the Holocaust.  Now I can say the same about WWII in general.  I've read way too much about WWII this year.  I admit that I was reluctant to accept author Jeann...
Book Babe · 3M ago

The Other Einstein-- Blog Tour and Giveaway

I received my copy of The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict from Net Galley some time ago while I was still working on my master's degree.  Then I had to catch up on review commitments I'd made to authors and publishers.  While in the midst of this pr...