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

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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

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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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