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Jacob’s Courage: A Holocaust Love Story

By Charles S. Weinblatt - Published 2016


In Austria in 1939, young Jacob Silverman and Rachael Goldberg are in love. Jacob plans to go on to college. Then tragedy strikes as ...Read Review

Bromley Girls

By Martha Mendelsohn - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

In 1955, fourteen-year-old Emily Winter finds herself the new student at Bromley, an upper-crust girls’ school in New York City. She becomes friends with ...Read Review

Commodore Levy: A Novel of Early America in the Age of Sail

By Irving Litvag - Published 2014


Biographical FictionNautical

This biographical novel chronicles the life of Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jewish commander in the United States Navy. Born in Philadelphia in 1792, ...Read Review

Journey to Galveston

By Melodie A. Cuate - Published 2014


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

When Mr. Barrington’s mysterious trunk suddenly appears in the midst of Nick, Jackie and Hannah, they are amazed to watch a family ...Read Review

Forbidden Fashions: Invisible Luxuries in Early Venetian Convents

By Isabella Campagnol - Published 2014



As a costume historian, I jumped at the chance to review this book, especially since the nuns I knew while attending Catholic school ...Read Review

Silent We Stood

By Henry Chappell - Published 2013


This novel is based on a true event: a fire occurring in Dallas, Texas in July 1860 in which three slaves were accused of ...Read Review

Harvey Girl

By Sheila Wood Foard - Published 2006


Children/Young Adult

  Clara Massie’s 14th birthday isn’t the celebration she imagined. Farming in the Ozarks of 1919 is hard work, and her dad ...Read Review