Today is the first year anniversary of my blog. I am really excited! I can't believe one year has gone by so fast! Thanks to you, my readers, this blog has far exceeded my hopes. I have read and reviewed many great books on women in various periods of history, and I hope I have provided enjoyable reviews to you so that you may have been exposed to some of these and read a few yourself. I have also got to interview a few wonderful authors and gained insight from them about their writing and publishing. This is the first year, and I am still learning and growing, and I encourage you to keep coming here to hear about more great books and share my love for women throughout history who are models of strength and resourcefulness. Their inspirational stories teaches us life lessons we can apply in our everyday lives and that anyone can make a difference in our world.
The Seven Sisters (The Seven Sisters #1) Author: Lucinda Riley Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance Publisher: Atria Release Date: 2015 Pages: 463 Source: My State Public Library Synopsis: Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, “Atlantis”—a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva—having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each of them is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story and its beginnings. Eighty years earlier in Rio’s Belle Epoque of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to