Teresa Basinski Eckford

She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer

By Robert Alexander - By Sally Hobart Alexander - Published 2008


Children/Young AdultNonfiction

Left deaf and blind by scarlet fever in 1832 at the age of two, Laura Bridgman became an inspiration to others similarly afflicted. This ...Read Review

The Ring: The Last Knight Templar’s Inheritance

By Jorge Molist - By Mara Faye Lethem (trans.) - Published 2008



For her twenty-seventh birthday, New York lawyer Cristina Wilson receives a surprise gift from her late godfather, a ruby ring that sparks disturbing ...Read Review

Bewitching Season

By Marissa Doyle - Published 2008


Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy

  This delightful debut by Marissa Doyle bodes well for her career as a writer of young adult novels. Set during the months ...Read Review

The Time Thief

By Linda Buckley-Archer - Published 2007


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

  Second in the The Gideon Trilogy, The Time Thief also works well as a stand- alone novel. As a fan of time ...Read Review

The Spymaster’s Lady

By Joanna Bourne - Published 2008



Set in 1802 France and England, this tale of espionage and passion has all the elements of a good historical romance. French spy Annique ...Read Review

The Winter Rose

By Jennifer Donnelly - Published 2006Published 2008



This sequel to Ms. Donnelly’s first novel continues the story and fills in details of what happened to Charlie Finnegan, brother of ...Read Review

People of the Book

By Geraldine Brooks - Published 2008



This wonderful gem has convinced me to put Geraldine Brooks’s other novels on my to-be-read list. Set both in the mid-1990s ...Read Review

Desperate Duchesses

By Eloisa James - Published 2007 (US)Published 2008 (UK)



Lady Roberta is determined to escape her unconventional life with her father and his mistress by marrying the Duke of Villiers. To that ...Read Review

The Spy Wore Silk

By Andrea Pickens - Published 2007



Set in Regency London, this first book in a series about female spies trained by the government follows Sienna, a former London street ...Read Review

The Rules of Seduction

By Madeline Hunter - Published 2006



This engaging novel, set during the reign of George IV, features an honour-bound hero and a penniless heroine brought together in a marriage ...Read Review

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