Monthly Archives: December 2014

“Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good” – How Do We Approach Life?

Book Review: Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good By Jan Karon Spoiler Alert! Summary   After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of … Continue reading

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“Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot” – What Does Regency England And Magic Have In Common?

Book Review: Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot By Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer Spoiler Alert!   Summary A great deal is happening in London and the country this season. For starters, there’s the witch who tried to … Continue reading

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“I Shall Be Near To You” – Women In The Civil War?

Book Review: I Shall Be Near To You By Erin Lindsay McCabe Spoiler Alert!   Summary An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband in the Civil War, … Continue reading

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“A College of Magics” and “A Scholar of Magics”

Book Review: A College of Magics By Caroline Stevermer Spoiler Alert! Summary Teenager Faris Nallaneen is the heir to the small northern dukedom of Galazon. Too young still to claim her title, her despotic Uncle Brinker has ruled in her … Continue reading

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“Allegiant” – Is There A Solution For The Five Faction System?

Book Review: Allegiant By Veronica Roth Spoiler Alert! The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past … Continue reading

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“The Devil’s Arithmetic” – Lessons Not To Be Forgotten

RBook Review: The Devil’s Arithmetic By Jane Yolen Spoiler Alert!   Summary Hannah thinks tonight Passover Seder will be the same as always. But this year she will be mysteriously transported into the past. Only she knows the horrors that … Continue reading

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