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 Book of Summer” by Michelle Gable

*This review originally appeared in the Historical Novels Review and can be found online here. The Book of Summer BY MICHELLE GABLE Physician Bess Codman returns to Cliff House, her family’s summer home in Sconset, on Nantucket. The house rests on a bluff that is rapidly crumbling after Hurricane Sandy and decades…

Book review: “After You Left” by Carol Mason

Alice is on her honeymoon with Justin when she finds him gone, a few sentences on a goodbye note providing little explanation. Reeling, she returns home to Newcastle, UK, where she finds his things exactly as he left them. When she resumes her life at an art gallery, she meets…

Book review: “Victoria’s Daughters” by J.M. Packard

Mr. Packard takes us into the privileged, complex, and often tortured lives of Queen Victoria’s five daughters: Victoria, Alice, Louise, Helena, and Beatrice. Queen Victoria and her beloved Prince Albert had nine children, five of them daughters. Here, we get an inner glimpse into the lives of five royal daughters…

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