Category Archives: American History

Mailbox Monday

I love the idea of reading about the Wizard of Oz from the viewpoint of Dorothy’s dog, Toto. Here’s the description from Amazon: “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum. Many other Oz books … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I find people who have overcome adversity more interesting than people who have not and this true story about overcoming unexpected adversity sounds like a doozy. Here is the description from Amazon: “Catherine Chagra and her two sisters, Cindy and … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I have a pre-order for the audiobook edition of Mulligan’s Christmas Stew. I want to listen to this author’s stories about celebrating Christmas all over the world through the years. Here is the description from Amazon: “For more than 30 … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

Helena Rubinstein, growing up poor in Poland, knew she was destined for big things from the beginning. She discovered that lanolin from sheep made a fabulous moisturizer and experimented with lavender and other herbs to create a facial cream that … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I’m looking forward to reading The American Dream Romance Collection: Nine Historical Romances Grow Alongside a New Country. Here is the description from Amazon: “Meet the faithful dreamers who helped build the foundation of the new American nation—from four brothers … Continue reading

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Best of Blog: Gatsby’s Mansion: Oheka Castle

Photos from OHEKA Castle posted with permission. I originally posted this in May 2013. Since The Great Gatsby is timeless, and summer always makes me think of The Great Gatsby, I wanted to share it again. “There was music from … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I had some diverse non-fiction books land in my mailbox this Monday. This is the audiobook edition of one of the most unbelievable spy stories of all time. A high ranking CIA official trained his son to spy on the … Continue reading

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*Expired*FREE Magical Cool Cat Mysteries Boxed Set Vol 2

The cats are in charge and you can enjoy a free download of Magical Cool Cat Mysteries Boxed Set Vol 2 on July 4,5,6,7 & 8. It’s regularly priced at $2.99 It’s the Cat’s Meow when astute Persian Tatania and … Continue reading

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Empire of Deception –His Last Con May Not Have Been Uncovered

After a friend swindles Leo Koretz out of money in a Panama timberland investment scheme, he learns two things: 1) The closer friends they are, the harder the suckers fall; 2) He could create a bigger and better fraudulent Panama … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I love history and I scored two upcoming historical books in my mailbox this Monday. Here is the description from Amazon: “From baby boomers with ‘groovy’ and ‘yuppie,’ to Generation X with ‘whatever’ and ‘like,’ each generation inevitably comes to … Continue reading

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