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!

Dear Mrs. Bird

AJ Pearce really did her homework on this one!   Emmeline Lake is young and a little impetuous. This side of her nature comes out most when she accepts a job typing for a woman’s magazine, mistakenly thinking that this … Continue reading

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The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.

This historical fiction novel about Josephine Bonaparte (throughout the story known as ‘Rose’…until Napoleon prefers her as ‘Josephine’) kept my interest all the way through. Beginning with her life on a sugar plantation in the Caribbeans, Rose is only a … Continue reading

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Orchard House

Tara Austen Weaver has always yearned for a closer-knit family. Her mother was raised by a very harsh stepmother (these days I would hope CPS would have been called in), and lacked the experience herself of a close family life. … Continue reading

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Mrs. Tim Carries On

When I pick up a DE Stevenson novel, I know I am in for a treat. I have enjoyed almost every one of her books (and she has written close to forty!) Although her novels are called ‘light romances’, I … Continue reading

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Minding the Manor

“Everyone that knew me knew that I couldn’t resist a dare.” Mollie seems to be constantly accident-prone, getting herself into scrapes climbing trees, stealing strawberries and evading the local village bobby. Suddenly Mollie turns fourteen and it’s time to find … Continue reading

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Winter Birds

Sophie Hess is the last of her family. Her parents and both sisters have been gone for some years now. Reduced to the realization that she will soon be cast upon others for her aging body, she comes up with … Continue reading

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A Chelsea Concerto

Frances Faviell is a Red Cross worker in London during World War 2 and “A Chelsea Concerto” is her memoir of her wartime experiences. Written in a chronological form, the book begin with practices for a ‘real’ air raid, carries … Continue reading

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