• Book Review: A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano

    Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin So far, I’ve missed reading Ms. Politano’s debut novel, Lady Jane Disappears, but I’d heard so much about it that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her second book, A Rumored Fortune. Tressa Harlowe’s father…

  • Historical Flavor: Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin The novel¬†Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published in February of 1885, has been a lightning rod over its 133 years being termed on occasion “coarse” and “racist.” Somewhere along the way, it became a classic.¬†(I believe I still…

  • Book Review: Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano

    Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin Out of the Ordinary is the second novel in the Apart from the Crowd series by Jen Turano. I looked forward to reading this story with its hint at a host of peculiar characters sure to provoke…

  • Historical Flavor: Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Sandra Ardoin @Sandra Ardoin Like many young girls growing up, the Little House books of Laura Ingalls Wilder stoked my reading habit. Who knows? They may have even influenced my desire to write historicals of that time period. So when…