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Reading Challenge: Reading the List

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Here it is day four and I might have to make a change to my list.  I’ve been waiting for Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival from my local library for a while now. The book has finally come in. I might have to take another book off my list and replace it with this one.  The book is a historical account of Kate Chase Sprague, daughter of Secretary of the Treasury and later Supreme Court Chief Justice – Salmon P. Chase.

I’m looking forward to finding a spot in the near future where I can settle back into an easy chair and read to my little heart’s content.

Arrived in the mail this week was my copy of Queen Victoria: A Life of Contradictions by Matthew Dennison. I can’t wait to start making a dent in this very short biography of Queen Victoria of England. I just recently listened to a podcast about her by the History Chicks, which was fascinating and sent me on a search for books about her.  I don’t know a lot about Victorian England.

In the meantime, I am currently reading Ghost at Work. I’m more than halfway done with this interesting little mystery. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

Happy Reading!

The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin (Kindle Single)

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I just finished The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin (Kindle Single) by Mitchell, Elizabeth on Kindle for Android! http://www.amazon.com/kindleforandroid/

This was an interesting read, not so much for the plot, but for the history lesson. Anytime a woman today thinks life is hard, she only has to look back upon history to find how hard it could be.

Briefly, the true story tells how Police Matron Isabella Goodwin solved a $25,000 robbery. The single fleshes out Goodwin’s life to the point that you feel like you know her.

I give this single 4.5 out of 5.

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The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin (Kindle Single)

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I just finished The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin (Kindle Single)by Elizabeth Mitchell on Kindle for Android!

This was an interesting read, not so much for the plot, but for the history lesson. Anytime a woman today thinks life is hard, only has to look back upon history to find how hard it could be.

Briefly, the true story tells how Police Matron Isabella Goodwin solved a $25,000 robbery. The single fleshes out Goodwin’s life to the point that you feel like you know her.

I give this single 4.5 out of 5.

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