Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Black Count: Glory Revolution Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction and no where is that more thoroughly proven than in this book about the life of General Alex Dumas. Dumas was born in the Caribbean to a mulatto slave woman and a aristocratic Frenchman, … Continue reading

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Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World by Thomas Cahill

Thomas Cahill plunges into the Renaissance and Reformation with the same curiosity and gift for making history come alive as in the previous books in his Hinges of History series.  This one is sixth in the series, coming after the … Continue reading

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The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell

Father Alex Andreou is an Eastern Catholic priest living inside Vatican City with his 5 year old son, Peter. He is a part of  small  but confounding tradition which follows the Greek Orthodox traditions which allows priests to marry but … Continue reading

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Lionheart by Sharon Kay Pennman

It is always hard to tease out truth from fiction especially when your subject is someone whose exploits and life became the basis of legend. Richard the Lionheart, King of England  from 1189-99, was an amazing warrior, a sound tactician, … Continue reading

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Her: A Novel by Harriet Lane

Emma is consumed by her life as a mother and wife. With one small child and another on the way she decided to stay at home, but her husband’s job is insecure and they can’t afford to do things they … Continue reading

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