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Win 1 Of 2 Paperback Copies of Alchemy’s Daughter!

I really enjoyed learning about the tumultuous period before and after the Bubonic Plague begins sweeping through Europe through the eyes of a strong, independent woman, and I’m sure that you will, too. Today, as the subject heading of this post suggests, you have a chance to win one of two copies of this award-winning book, Alchemy’s Daughter. Read more →

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read / Want To Read

While I participated in other memes over the last 5 years+ that I’ve been blogging, that Instagram post was my first time having some top ten fun, and this week, for the first time ever, I attempted to do Top Ten Tuesday on my blog. I’m a huge fan of fairytale retellings, so I thought this was a great time to share some of the ones I loved and some others that I hope to read soon. Read more →

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Alchemy’s Daughter by Mary A. Osborne

Finally, this award-winning novel speaks to the experience of loss and grief in a way that will resonate with both teen and adult readers, even ones like myself, who typically shy away from this historical period. It reminds us that we can wallow in the darkness of despair when we lose the one we love or when someone we know dies, but when we’re able to find a way to move forward authentically, there will be something beautiful around the corner, even if it is only our own, personal growth.

For these reasons and many more than I can delineate in this review, Alchemy’s Daughter is one that will continue to resonate with me for a long time coming just like the earlier book in the Alchemy Series. Read more →