About the Book, History

Researching the South during the Gilded Age

In this post, I want to do two things: I want to share with you some of the research that went into my novel, If Only It Were Yesterday, and I also want to review and recommend one of my key research books. Whether you're a historical fiction fan or history buff, you're likely to… Continue reading Researching the South during the Gilded Age

Book Reviews

Book Review: English Through the Ages

Lists words, grouped by subject, that were in use in different time periods, including prior to 1150, and in increasingly smaller ranges to the present. They didn't offer much of a description, so let me help you out: This is one of those gems that, as a historical author, I wish someone had told me… Continue reading Book Review: English Through the Ages

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Quotes from General Lee and General Grant

In celebration of the anniversary of Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox earlier this month, I thought we'd take a look at some famous quotes from both generals. You could certainly spend all day reading the various quotes from each man. There was so much that I wanted to share. Words on army life, each… Continue reading Quotes from General Lee and General Grant

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Introducing Upcoming Christian Fiction Series: The Art of Love by A.M. Heath

I am so over the moon excited to introduce this new series with you. The concept for this series started with one stand-alone book. A month later, the Lord inspired yet another stand-alone novel. As I typed up the notes concerning both novels, I couldn't help but notice some similarities. With that in mind, I… Continue reading Introducing Upcoming Christian Fiction Series: The Art of Love by A.M. Heath

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Nothing New Under the Sun: Salvation

I'm resurrecting an older post with a timeless message. I pray it blesses your heart.  I had the pleasure of reading Growing up in the 1850s: The Journal of Agnes Lee. You may not be familiar with Agnes, but surely you’ve heard of her father, Robert E. Lee. The journal was an interesting blend of daily… Continue reading Nothing New Under the Sun: Salvation

Book Reviews

Book Review: I Will Not Fear by Melba Pattillo Beals

In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn't start--or end--there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled shotgun, being threatened with lynching by rope-carrying… Continue reading Book Review: I Will Not Fear by Melba Pattillo Beals

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Getting Dressed: A Collection of Historical Dressing Videos

I enjoy learning about historical fashion and have taken you on tours in the past. But there is something that videos can teach us that simple text cannot. I thought it would be interesting and even handy to collect some videos together for your enjoyment. I do not own any of these videos so refer to… Continue reading Getting Dressed: A Collection of Historical Dressing Videos

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The History Lover’s Playground: Digitized Newspapers

I want to share a website that I ran across during my research. This is for the author, history buff, or those who are bored and looking for something new to read. 😉  It's called: Chronicling America, Historic American Newspapers.  I found this website when I was searching up headline news during the year 1885.… Continue reading The History Lover’s Playground: Digitized Newspapers

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Celebrating History: The 152nd Anniversary of Lee’s Surrender to Grant

This is probably my favorite moment in American history. I never cease to be fascinated by the men involved and their attitudes and actions. Some were expected, but many surprised me. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9th, 1865, bringing the beginning of the end of the Civil War a reality. The… Continue reading Celebrating History: The 152nd Anniversary of Lee’s Surrender to Grant

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Experiencing History Blog Series: Reliving the End of the Civil War, Moment by Moment

I had written a blog series during the 150th anniversary of the surrender, paying close attention to the historical timeline of events as they played out. The series starts days before the surrender, allowing you to see what was happening, as well as the letters exchanged between generals, as Lee and Grant were moving in… Continue reading Experiencing History Blog Series: Reliving the End of the Civil War, Moment by Moment