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REVIEW: Gate in the Fence of Time: A Journey to the Birth of America by David Robert Berry

This was a very interesting book about the Sinclair family who is able to travel back in time to 1775 and 1776 Colonial Williamsburg. Because I’ve visited the historic park a few times, I could appreciate the place names and common stories of the time period.  I greatly enjoyed this book.  Each of the four family members connected with a character from the past and hoped to make a positive difference, without changing history.  The author had done a great deal of homework in getting to some little known stories to bring to life.
Thanks to David Robert Berry for providing me an ARC for a review in my own words.

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REVIEW: Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund

Susanna Smith and Ben Ross are swept up in the unfairness of the 1760’s in Massachusetts Colony.  Their loyalties to the King and to societal convention are tested.  Readers will be nervous alongside Susanna as she debates her limited options in helping Dotty, the indentured servant runaway.  Then there’s Ben who is part of an underground network of smugglers trying to help their community make a living and break away from England’s strong arm.  Take a step into history and enjoy this story.

I received an advance copy of the book and greatly enjoyed it.  I have been following Jody Hedlund’s work starting with THE PREACHER’S BRIDE.  Her attention to historical detail is appreciated by me, and who can resist a man of character as the hero! 

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