Most rumours don’t begin without a basis of truth
Francine Rivers, A Voice in the Wind
Life was a hunger meant to be sated. Life was meant to be swallowed, not sipped.
A Voice in the Wind, Francine Rivers
“Aye. A cold thing, charity can be, when what’s given is given grudgingly.” Katie Flynn, Strawberry Fields
Apparently Dewey is the superhero detective who rarely ever gets hurt even when he puts himself in the most dangerous situation to acquire clues. Another point of amusement for me is when Mr. Detective goes around asking the most blatant questions with no shielding descriptions and I am here thinking “Is he not worried that someone will come after him when he sniffs around in the most obvious manner?”
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“Sometimes the one who appeared the least guilty was, in fact, the most culpable.”
Renee Pawling ‘Web of Deceit’
Happy International Women’s Day! I share with you the eight (8) novels of History and the Historical Fiction Genre, which speaks on the role of women in contributing to their home community and/or the wider community.
1. Eva Gore Booth, The Other Sister: The Remarkable Sybling of Constance Markievicz by llpix.com , Cindy Davi
A short explanation of the role of women in the Easter Rising in Ireland. Whilst Constance physical presence is known concerning the events of the Easter Rising in Ireland perhaps little is spoken of her other sister Eva whose contribution is still similar. Eva is noted as part of the movement for women suffrage in Ireland as well as heretical recording of historical events. Her encouragement to not only her sister but fighting men is recommendable. These pages also gives more insight into the Land Acts of 1881, negative and positive of the role of land owners.
2. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs
Another confirmation of the cruelties of slavery and the nonchalant attitude of most Northerners to such inhumane treatment. This memoir also highlights few good souls of the North who risked their reputation and family to help out fugitive enslaved. This account offers an insight into the life of a coloured enslaved whose family were thrust mainly into house slavery. It is extremely moving and conjures mind boggling questions.
This is the sort of stuff my childhood self would go crazy after! The first read of 2018, which finally left me eager to read more that I did not like how soon the mystery was over. Imagine three siblings and a newly made friend out exploring caves and a manor over the summer and the knick and knacks they would run into whilst discovering secrets. I love how supportive the sibling are of each other inspite of the teasing and the confidence that they portray. The twist and turns were captivating although my adult self frown at some profound habits.
“Unrequited love is terrible. There is no pain on earth like it.”
“Life is like a chess game. We make our moves and sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. But play we must.”
Nicola Italia, The Tea Plantation
“Desperation never adds to a woman’s allure, remember that.”
Jane Steen, The House of Closed Doors