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Short Library Reviews: Part Five

Women Of The Blue & Gray: True Civil War Stories Of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, And Spies, by Marianne Monson It is perhaps a bit unfair to point to the fact that the author is not a historian but really a … Continue reading

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Pentecost And The Lovely Feminine Touches Of Ruth

[Note: This is the prepared text for a split sermon given to the Portland, Oregon United Church of God congregation on Sabbath, May 15, 2021.] I would like to begin my message today by quoting from page 407 of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Make Their Day

Make Their Day: 101 Simple, Powerful Ways To Love Others Well, by Karen Ehman [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wine Girl

Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, And Triumphs Of America’s Youngest Sommelier, by Victoria James This book would more accurately have been titled whine girl, as most of this book consists of the author whining about her hard life and how … Continue reading

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Book Review: Two Dianas In Somaliland

Two Dianas In Somaliland: The Record Of A Shooting Trip, by Agnes Herbert This is a strange and somewhat fascinating book that simply begs to be viewed from a variety of perspectives. The fact that the author claims herself to … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Trials Of Laura Fair

The Trials Of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, And Insanity In The Victorian West, by Carole Haber, read by Pam Ward This book greatly irritated me, and a large part of this book’s problems is the fact that the author simultaneously … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace

Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victoria Lady, by Kate Summerscale, read by Wanda McCaddon If the author of this book or Isabella Robinson, the author of the diary that forms the center of this book, expects to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Turn Backward, O Time

Turn Backward, O Time: The Civil War Diary Of Amanda Shelton, by Kathleen S. Hanson Among the more praiseworthy aspects of the growing attention to primary historical sources by female writers is a book like this one, which is of … Continue reading

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From Head Shops To Whole Foods

From Head Shops To Whole Foods: The Rise And Fall Of Activist Entrepreneurs, by Joshua Clark Davis While it is unlikely that I would have liked this book anyway, given the author’s strident bias and defective moral and political worldviews, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life Lessons Learned While Shopping

Life Lessons Learned While Shopping, by Amanda Ford Like many books, this one is aimed at women, because the author appears to assume that only women would be interested in books dealing with the mentality of shopping. And to be … Continue reading

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