A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty by Mimi Matthews


Women’s fashions, hairstyles, and cosmetics changed a great deal during the Victorian era (between 1840-1900). If you’re interested in learning about the various fashion dos and don’ts of a stylish Victorian lady, this is sure to be a book you’ll enjoy.

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Women of the Blue and Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies by Marianne Monson


Women of the Blue and Gray delves into the often ignored, yet vitally important, contributions made by women during the Civil War. Monson introduces us to a varied group of women, both Union and Confederate, and tells their stories. The bloody war wrought by a bitterly divided nation led many brave women—regardless of wealth or color—to rise up and do their part as nurses, spies, smugglers, and (disguised) soldiers.

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Mini Review Monday: The Darkest Lies and What Regency Women Did for Us

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I’m sharing two mini reviews this week. The first is for The Darkest Lies by Barbara Copperthwaite, a gripping psychological thriller published by Bookouture on May 12, 2017. The second review is for What Regency Women Did for Us by Rachel Knowles, a women’s history book focusing on select Regency women published by Pen & Sword Books on April 30, 2017.

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