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Lilac Girls (Kelly)

Lilac Girls (Kelly)

Lilac Girls is a novel told in the first person by three different women who experience WWII in three different ways.  Caroline Ferriday, a socialite living in New York who volunteers her time at the French Consulate; Kasia Kuzmerick, a teenager in Poland who ends up in Ravensbruck, a German concentration camp; and Herta Oberheuser, a young German doctor at Ravensbruck.  The chapters in the novel alternate between the characters, telling the events of the war and what their lives…

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Wild Wyoming and “The Virginian”

Wild Wyoming and “The Virginian”

On a recent trip to Wyoming, we had the pleasure of staying in Medicine Bow, Wyoming at The Virginian Hotel.  It was built in 1911 and was named after the famous novel, The Virginian by Owen Wister (we stayed in the Owen Wister suite!)  The novel was also the basis for the TV Series The Virginian from the 1960’s which starred James Drury and Doug McClure.  The novel is set in Wyoming and begins with a traveller getting off the…

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Outlander is the best!

Outlander is the best!

For anyone who likes historical fiction with some steamy romance and clever dialog, I highly recommend Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (it is book one of a six book series).  I especially liked the audiobook because it is narrated by Davina Porter who does a wonderful Scottish accent.  It has also been made into a TV series so don’t miss it! If you like Diana Gabaldon, you should also try the Highlander romances by Karen Marie Moning and the Kushiel’s legacy…

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