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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: Spy of Richmond by Jocelyn Green

Jocelyn Green combines historical fact with well-woven fiction to bring a period of time to life.  Sophie and Harrison are Unionists trapped in Richmond during the second half of the Civil War. They risk their lives to spy for the Union.  The details given in the book are amazing.  The description of conditions in Libby Prison were interesting and you can read with assurance that author Green has been doing her homework.  I’m sure there are some inconsistencies, but all the books in this Heroines Behind the Lines series have been fact-filled and deep with story.  For a look into the life of Richmond women during the war, pick up this book and you’ll surely enjoy it.  Follow free woman Bella, her imprisoned husband Abraham, along with Sophie and Harrison.

Thanks to Moody Publishers for providing me an advance copy for a review in my own words.

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