Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” ― Henry David Thoreau

Brenda’s review Infinite Country follows a mixed-status family over decades who are divided between Colombia and the US. There have been many outstanding books written about families immigrating, and this one has a tone to it that opened up a few things I haven’t thought about before. The story starts with a unique hook and …

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“Harrowing story that follows an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia.“ Yellow Wife is inspired by real lives of Mary and Robert Lumpkin and The Lumpkin Jail located in Richmond, Virginia from 1830 through The Civil War. Lindsay’s review A powerful, well-written, intriguing …

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Christina McDonald joined us for a Q & A in our Behind the Pages Goodreads Group and I am excited to share her answers to our question here with you all! Brenda: You bravely and boldly took on a hot topic here in Do Not Harm and I thought you handled it so well by …

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Brenda’s review The Mercies is inspired by the real events of the Vardø storm and the 1621 witch trials. Taking these historical events, Kiran Millwood Hargrave creates a story centered around a community of powerful, independent, strong female characters. After the storm took the men’s lives in a small Norwegian village in 1617, the women …

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Brenda’s review The Exiles explores a part of history I had no idea about. Christina Baker Kline brings us a well-researched powerful, emotional story that weaves history, real-life people, and fiction as she captures the hardship of four women set in 19 century Australia. The story centers around three English female convicts being transported to …

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