Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

Traveling together through books. Join us on our adventures through the books we read

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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Lindsay’s review An informative, eye-opening look into French-Canadian history, the Duplessis Orphans and Quebec’s fight to gain independence. 1990’s: Veronique’s father is the infamous Leo Fortin, a notorious FLQ leader who spent a decade in jail for killing a prominent politician during a political standoff in the 1970’s. Vero has grown up in the shadow …

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