Changing Boundaries with The Charge

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Have you ever wondered about what might have been if certain scenes in history had gone a little differently? Today Sharon Bayliss is here to give us an alternate history lesson based on her new book, The Charge. Without further ado, I’ll let her take Charge (ha ha).

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A big thank you to Charissa for welcoming me to her blog and for her great review of The Charge! Since she’s from the Continue reading

Book Review: Kitchen House

The title of this book appealed to me–because I like to eat.  And once I read the opening paragraph, I was hooked and inhaled the rest of the story.  I love when a book kidnaps me and holds me hostage until the end.  This book bound and tortured me with a myriad of emotions that threatened to destroy me (okay, that’s a little melodramatic, but it was very intense).

The story is set in slave times in America.   The kitchen house was where the more ‘elite’ slaves served–the ones that maybe looked a little better and were ‘fit’ to serve the white Master and his family.  The kitchen help didn’t have to toil in the plantation fields, but their lives still weren’t easy, as this book depicts. Continue reading

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

I love Abraham Lincoln.  He has some funny quotes that make me laugh…like the title.  Today is this amazing man’s birthday.  He’d be REALLY old if he was still alive today (he was born in 1809, so do the math…203).

Abe Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States.  In my list of favorite presidents, he ranks 2nd…after George Washington.  Things I like about Abe are his honesty, his ability to work with both parties in office (something I wish politicians today could actually do…the lunkheads), his triumph over adversity (which his life was full of), and his fearlessness to do what he felt was right.

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”  Abraham Lincoln Continue reading