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Friday, October 21, 2011

All Different Kinds of Free By Jessica McCann


Summary:In 1837, Margaret Morgan was kidnapped from her home in Pennsylvania and sold into slavery. The state of Pennsylvania charged her kidnapper with the crime, but the conviction was later overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. It was the first time a major branch of the federal government had made a pro-slavery stand, and the ruling in Prigg v. Pennsylvania sewed the bitter seeds of the states' rights battle that eventually would lead to the Civil War.

Yet, the heart of this story is not a historic Supreme Court ruling. It is the remarkable, unforgettable Margaret Morgan. Her life would never be the same. Her family had been torn apart. Uncaring forces abused her body and her heart. But she refused to give up, refused to stop fighting, refused to allow her soul to be enslaved.
My Thoughts:
 I throughly enjoyed this book The story of Margaret was a touching one. you will cry , smile, and jump for joy at certain stages of the story. This is one book that need to be read  by every one who love's historical fiction.
Format: Kindle
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In The MailBox Today!






when I requested this book I thought it would be one of those boring Bios on Prince Philip but after it arrived today I thumbed through it and it doesnt look as bad as I thought. I Can't wait to get to it and learn about his family especially his deaf mother.
Here is a brief summary: Before he met the young girl who became Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip had a tumultuous upbringing in Greece, France, Nazi Germany, and Britain. His mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, was born deaf; she was committed to a psychiatric clinic when Philip was eight. His father, Prince Andrew of Greece, already traumatized by his exile from his home country, promptly shut up the family home and went off to live with his mistress, effectively leaving his young son an orphan.
Remarkably, Philip emerged from his difficult childhood a character of singular vitality and dash—self-confident, opinionated, and devastatingly handsome. Girls fell at his feet, and the princess who would become his wife was smitten from the age of thirteen. Yet alongside his considerable charm and intelligence, the young prince was also prone to volcanic outbursts, which would have profound consequences for his family and the future of the monarchy.
In this authoritative and wonderfully compelling book, acclaimed biographer Philip Eade brings to vivid life the storm-tossed early years of one of the most fascinating and mysterious members of the royal family.
Monday, October 17, 2011

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

 
It was whispered all through London Society that Ian Mackenzie was mad, that he'd spent his youth in an asylum, and was not to be trusted-especially with a lady. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord. Despite his decadence and his intimidating intelligence, she could see that he needed help- her help. Because suddenly the only thing that made sense to her was...the Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.
My Thoughts:
All I can say is WOW  what a fabulous book this was Ian was a man who has   Asperger syndrome
and Beth is the woman who loves him and his " madness" . She is determined to help Ian solve a  Murder mystery that he is blamed for  because of his disabilty.   There is lots of hot scenes and some heart warming moments. This is the first in  the Highland Pleasures series
Format: Kindle
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Multiple Reviews Movie and Tv Shows

The last couple of weeks I have  been doing some serious Dvd watching as well catching the latest installment in the Love Saga series. So I thought I would  post about some of the wonderful shows I have been watching.  Starting with October's movie of the month: Love's Everlasting Courage.



  The movie I chose for this month was   Love's Everlasting Courage  starring Cheryl Ladd. Although this film was not based on a particular book in the series it was nice to see  more of the  background of Clark  and his daughter Missy. Film Summary: Clark Davis (Wes Brown) struggles to maintain his land and support his family during a long drought. With a bank loan to repay, his wife, Ellen (Julie Mond), takes a job in town as a seamstress, but soon becomes ill with scarlet fever. Devastated to lose his beloved wife, Clark and his young daughter Missie (Morgan Lily) turn to his parents Irene (Cheryl Ladd) and Lloyd (Bruce Boxleitner) for support. Clark must find a way to save his farm and survive Ellen's death without losing the person he loves most: his daughter.
I have always felt this series was sort of like Little House  but aimed towards the adults.  The story had and enduring feel to it I enjoyed the interactions between Cheryl as the grandmother to Missy it just seemed like she was born to play the part and brought her all to the character.
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From The Love Saga   I went to  Colorado Springs
to Visit it town Doctor  The lady Doctor that is Dr Michaela Quinn


   I used to watch this series when it was on in the 90's on Saturday nights it was and delightful series and Jane Seymour was just fabulous as the town  strong willed  Dr Quinn.
We had everything in this series  Romance, Action , Animals,  Fascinating Story lines Guest Stars.
I recently purchased the entire series of the show and it took me exactly 2 weeks to get through all the episodes and 2 movies. in a way it was sort of like watching a very long movie I could not stop watching it.  Joe Lando as Byron Sully was delicious.    And who forget William Shockley as Trouble maker Hank  he was a character you loved to hate  but just sexy enough to love once you got to know him. Jane  as Micheala was the anchor  to  this series she held the town together during crisis as well earning their respect . CBS  cancelled the series after six seasons and  received  some backlash from the shows fan base who begged them to bring the series back instead they gave us  two crappy films that only left us wanting more.  The last film was not even made at the paramount ranch and left alot of the town folks out of the film.
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From Colorado Springs I go to England  to The  Palace
Think West Wing but at Buckingham Palace


I have looked everywhere for this series in US Format and when I found it  I jumped at the chance to add it to my collection.  I used to watch West wing so I was familar with the concept here   but a person who loves royal gossip this series would have been perfect for me. .  Now the royal family in the series  is fictional of course but some of the story lines that  rocked  the real Royal family are real. . Like a scandalous book be written,  An affair with a married woman, A princess  who suffers mental health issues etc. The only thing I could find wrong with it is the goofy maid Ruby who was always  trying to cash in on her job like selling toenail clippings on a auction site.  Another series that was cancelled in the UK but if they brought it here to US it may have picked up  better ratings.
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Necessary Deception By Laurie Alice Eakes


When young widow Lady Lydia Gale helps a French prisoner obtain parole, she never dreamed he would turn up in her parlor. But just as the London Season is getting under way, there he is, along with a few other questionable personages. While she should be focused on helping her headstrong younger sister prepare for her entré into London society, Lady Gale finds herself preoccupied with the mysterious Frenchman. Is he a spy or a suitor? Can she trust him? Or is she putting her family in
danger?
My Thoughts:
This was a hard book for me to get in to and I usally love the regency period. I enjoyed the first half of the book  By the middle  I wanted the whole story to end . I found the sisters more interesting than the main character. I felt like there was too much going on for me to concentrate on the main story.
 Thanks to Donna @ Revell books for the chance to review this book. The book is now available at your local bookstores or on Amazon .
Format: Softcover
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