Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule: Book Review

History provides lessons that we can learn from. The Civil War years in our country were a time of great division. Jennifer Chiaverini has written several historical novels set in this time period. I found the book about Julia and Ulysses Grant to be especially interesting. My knowledge of our eighteenth president was limited. I… Continue reading Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule: Book Review

Christmas Bells Still Ringing — from the Pen of a Poet

  Over the past couple weeks I have encountered Henry Wadsworth Longfellow twice. I picked up a coffee table book at a home I was visiting. The book had beautiful photos, enticing recipes and quotes from famous writers. One of the quotes was from Longfellow and I wrote it down.  I was touched by his… Continue reading Christmas Bells Still Ringing — from the Pen of a Poet