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Erin Davies
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Two Cent Musings: Male Protagonists
═══════════════════════════ ❧  ═══════════════════════════ I’ve made a stink on social media about the lack of male protagonists in historic fiction and it’s fair to say that my comments ruffled a few feathers. A number of authors jumped to defend themselve...

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Cover Cliché: Parallel Ribbons
Sometimes, while browsing the virtual shelves on Amazon and Goodreads, I see jacket art that gives me a disconcerting sense of deja vu. I know I've not read the book, but I am equally certain I've seen its image somewhere before. This phenomenon is what ins...

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News From Berlin by Otto de Kat
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Obtained from: Netgalley Read: January 4, 2017 In War time Europe Dutch diplomat Oscar Verschuur has been posted to neutral Switzerland. His family is spread across Europe. His wife Kate works as a nurse in London and their daughter Emma i...

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Cover Crush: Mr. Emerson's Wife by Amy Belding Brown
We all know we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but in today's increasingly competitive market, a memorable jacket can make or break sales. I am not a professional, but I am a consumer and much as I loath admitting it, jacket design is one of the first ...

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The Hidden Thread by Liz Trenow
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Obtained from: Netgalley Read: January 22, 2017 The Hidden Thread is a breathtaking novel about the intricate craft of silk and the heartbreak of forbidden love. When Anna Butterfield's mother dies, she's sent to live with her uncle, a sil...

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Cover Cliché: Emerald Evening Wear
Sometimes, while browsing the virtual shelves on Amazon and Goodreads, I see jacket art that gives me a disconcerting sense of deja vu. I know I've not read the book, but I am equally certain I've seen its image somewhere before. This phenomenon is what ins...

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The Trap by Dan Billany
Rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ Obtained from: Netgalley Read: January 6, 2017 Lieutenant Michael Carr’s peaceful life in a Cornish village is shattered with the outbreak of the Second World War. German planes are heard droning across darkening skies. Towns are set ablaz...

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Two Cent Musings: Historical Fictionista Poll vs Best Alternate History List
═══════════════════════════ ❧  ═══════════════════════════ The book community is a fascinating place. Writing and reading are largely solitary activities, but putting a bunch of book lovers in a communal setting affords great conversations, surprising frien...

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That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson
Rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ Obtained from: Netgalley Read: January 6, 2017 Romney Marsh, July 1940. When invasion threatens, you have to grow up quickly. Sixteen-year-old Peggy has been putting on a brave face since the fall of France, but now the enemy is overhead, ...

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Wishlist Reads: January 2017
Like many readers, my TBR grows faster than it shrinks. I find a subject that interests me and titles start piling up one right after the other. With so many bookmarked, I thought it'd be fun to sort through and feature five titles a month here at Flashligh...
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