Chapter Twenty


Today I was given a tentative release date of November.04, two months to the day of our lives being changed forever, two months since the date of a madman running us off the road, and nearly killing us. I was looking forward to being at home during the Holidays, but I was still a little nervous too, I was thankful though, that I would be home in time for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, and that was truly a reason to celebrate.

Mother was looking forward to me coming home, and I was looking forward to not having…

The Paris Children

A Novel of World War 2

by Gloria Goldreich


Sourcebooks Landmark

Historical Fiction | Women’s Fiction

Pub Date 01 Sep 2020

I am reviewing a copy of The Paris Children through SourceBooks Landmark and Netgalley:

In 1935 A dark shadow falls over Europe as Adolf Hitler’s regime gains momentum, leaving the city of Paris on the brink of occupation. Madeline Levy a young woman who was theGranddaughter of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish World War I hero. Madeline Levy steps bravely into a new wave of resistance and becomes the guardian of lost children.

After Madeline…

Cry of Murder on Broadway

A Woman’s Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

by Julie Miller

Cornell University Press

Three Hills

History | True Crime

Pub Date 15 Oct 2020

I am reviewing a copy of Cry of Murder on Broadway through Cornell University Press through Netgalley:

This book recounts a nineteenth century true crime story.

The date was November 1, 1843, a young household servant named Amelia Norman attacked Henry Ballard, a prosperous merchant, on the steps of the new and luxurious Astor House Hotel. Both agitated and distraught Amelia Norman had followed Ballard down Broadway before confronting…

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Michelle Renee Kidwell

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge in the light: Helen Keller

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