Rebecca Henderson Palmer

About me

When I was 12, I told my mother I wanted to be a novelist when I grew up, to which she replied that I should find a “real job” in the meantime. Twenty-some-odd years later, after pursuing graduate degrees in science and business, I eventually returned to writing when I became a mom.

I have managed my own freelance writing company for the biotech industry for several years now and have published many manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as several industry articles.

Now, I’m revisiting fiction – trying to weave together my interest in writing with my lifelong loves of history and reading. My all-time favorite author has to be Jane Austen, but I currently enjoy Diana Gabaldon, Phillipa Gregory, Alison Weir, and countless others.

From my website

Book review: “The King’s Curse” by Philippa Gregory

In the last installment of Gregory’s “The Cousins’ War” series, we meet Lady Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence and Isabel Neville. A Plantagenet and niece to two kings, Margaret’s father and brother were both executed for treason. But now that the Tudors sit on the throne and…

Book review: “Take Me Home” by Dorothy Garlock

This review was originally published by the Historical Novels Review and can be found online here. It’s April 1945 and Olivia Marsten, daughter of the town sheriff in small-town Wisconsin, sees her best friend Billy pacing outside a shop window. Billy is joining the Navy shortly but before he goes, he has an…

Book review: “An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War” by Patrick Taylor

This review was originally published by the Historical Novels Review and can be found online here. Taylor returns with the ninth installation of his series, one of four that features his hero Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, a beloved local doctor in Ballybucklebo, Ireland. In this edition, the story jumps back and forth from…

 
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