Historical, Review

The Beauty Doctor by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

The year is 1907. Women still wear their hair over layers of padding, they wear corsets and covers, which require a maid to help with dressing, they have no recourse when it comes to homeliness or when a small facial defect assumes huge proportions in a young woman's mind. Make-up is minimal or non-existent in… Continue reading The Beauty Doctor by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

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Historical, Review

In the Shadow of the Hanging Tree by Michael A. McLellan

This turned out to be a fascinating story. It starts with Henry and Eliza, newly freed from slavery at the end of the Civil War. The beginning of their freedom has a very big downside in that they have no idea how to manage it. They were released like little puppies with no idea how… Continue reading In the Shadow of the Hanging Tree by Michael A. McLellan