Author Archives: Theresa

About Theresa

I live in an old farmhouse in upstate New York (no, *not* the big city!) in the country with my family, two dogs, two calves, and two horses. I love to cross stitch, quilt, read, and look at needlework blogs :) and I love coffee *and* tea!

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Like many others, I had always been taught from schooldays that it was the sinking of the Lusitania that propelled America into the First World War. The author, with his rendition of the developments described in “Dead Wake”, seems to … Continue reading

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The Atomic City Girls

When I picked up this book at our local library, I wasn’t sure if it would keep my interest. Although I enjoy historical fiction and have a special fondness for World War 2 stories, there has been an upsurge in … Continue reading

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The Empty House

“She was not happy, but, to all intents and purposes, she had everything. A lovely house, a handsome husband, and the children. The children were worth everything…” Virginia Keile is recuperating from the death of her husband. Left to cope … Continue reading

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The Priory

Major Marwood lives on an old estate (Saunby Priory) with his two teen-age daughters and spinster sister Victoria. Like many of England’s estates after the Second World war, his finances simply cannot keep up with modern demands. The rental cottages … Continue reading

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Greenbanks

When I finished reading Dorothy Whipple’s “Someone at a Distance” I enjoyed it so much I couldn’t wait to start the next from this author. “Greenbanks” had good reviews so I decided to pick up a copy and immediately immersed … Continue reading

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Someone at a Distance

“Old Mrs. North’s husband had spoilt her, but now that he was dead and her three children married, no one spoilt her any more. She didn’t come first with anybody and she didn’t like that.” And so Mrs. North advertises … Continue reading

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The Indigo Girl

I really enjoyed this historical fiction novel set in the mid 1700’s in South Carolina. When Eliza Lucas is placed in charge of her family’s plantations (three!), at the tender age of sixteen, her father seems to have complete trust … Continue reading

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