Tag Archives: 1930s

Review: Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck

Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: NAL Trade (March 4, 2014) ISBN-10: 0451418905 Source: Publisher Laura Kelly is a young seamstress living in 1928 upstate New York. After her father’s death and her own “fall from grace” (becoming pregnant out of wedlock),   the only way Laura and her young daughter, Grace, can survive is by the kindness of others. Unfortunately, […]

Review: Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (February 12, 2013) ISBN-10: 1250014522 Source: Publisher Isabelle McAllister is a feisty eighty-nine year old woman. Over the years, she’s formed quite a friendship with her hairdresser, Dorrie Curtis, a single-black woman in her thirties. She’s followed Dorrie around as she’s moved from one salon to another, finally opening up her own. Yet what Isabelle […]