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DIY Valentines Book Mark

I was trying to think of something special to make for my mom this Valentines Day. She has limited space so consideration regarding it being something small, useful and still meaningful was at the forefront of my thoughts. When I think of mom, the first thing that always comes to mind is our book sharing.… Continue reading DIY Valentines Book Mark

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A Little Bit of This & Little Bit of That

It's been awhile since I've blogged and I've missed the WordPress community and all the wonderful blogs written by all of you. Where have I been? Back in time! I suddenly felt inspired to return to my research and writing on historical Calgary and when the inspiration hits me, I run with it. I had… Continue reading A Little Bit of This & Little Bit of That

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Book Review: Loyal In Love by Jean Plaidy (Historical Fiction)

Loyal In Love by Jean Plaidy is a historical fiction novel that tells the story of Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles l of England. If you aren’t familiar with Henrietta, you likely aren’t the only one, she is not well known nor a popular figure in historical fiction novels or movies and yet………. this seemingly harmless, somewhat over indulged French Princess inadvertently plays a notable part in the rise of Oliver Cromwell and his support to overthrow the English Monarchy.

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Historical Fiction Book Review: The Queens Lover by Vanora Bennett

If you want to snuggle up with a good read, this is it. Journey along with Catherine from a shy, neglected teenage princess in turbulent France to a Queen of England and all the tribulations and sacrifices that come along with that only to end in a most unexpected love story from which the Tudor royal lineage begins. Beyond where this novel ends Owen will face the ultimate sacrifice for his love but that’s another story…….