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  1. A Week in the 17th Century (Two Book Reviews)

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    September 3, 2014 by kristin

    In the last week, I’ve read two novels set in the 17th century, and I’ve come to the conclusion that …
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  2. Cutting the Curl: How I Let My Baby Grow Up in One Fell Swoop

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    August 11, 2014 by kristin

    It started with Fancy Nancy. My 4-year-old daughter Ruby discovered her at the local public library, where we went for …
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  3. Review: THE MIRK AND MIDNIGHT HOUR

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    April 16, 2014 by kristin

    When I read the description of THE MIRK AND MIDNIGHT HOUR, by Jane Nickerson, I knew I must read the …
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  4. Review: I SHALL BE NEAR TO YOU

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    March 22, 2014 by kristin

    My own novel is a story about two young people trying to find a way to be together in the …
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  5. Review: LETTERS FROM SKYE

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    August 12, 2013 by kristin

    Full disclosure: I hung out with Jessica Brockmole, the author of Letters From Skye, at the Historical Novel Society conference …
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  6. Reading Is Fundamental

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    July 6, 2013 by kristin

    I’ve managed to read more historical fiction in the past two weeks than in the entire previous year, pitiful considering …
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  7. Them’s Fightin’ Words

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    June 27, 2013 by kristin

    The Saturday night banquet at the Historical Novel Society conference was a mostly uneventful affair – mahi mahi, scrumptious cheesecake, …
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  8. Danny and the Wave of Nostalgia

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    June 4, 2013 by kristin

    At the doctor’s office yesterday, I found a dog-eared copy of Syd Hoff’s 1958 classic Danny and the Dinosaur in …
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Historical fiction writer and reader. Procrastinator. Sewist. Slytherin. Fan of red lipstick, rock 'n' roll, and everything vintage.

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The Boy in the Red Dress

When her drag queen best friend is accused of murdering a socialite, a Jazz Age Veronica Mars searches for the real killer in the seedy underbelly and glittering upper crust of 1931 New Orleans.

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