Category Archives: historical fiction

The Locked Garden by Gloria Whelan

In 1900, Verna and Carlie move to the Traverse City (MI) State Hospital with their father and Aunt Maude. The girls’ mother has died and stern Aunt Maude is along to help raise them. Verna’s father is a psychiatrist in … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Calpurnia (Callie Vee for short) lives in central Texas with her well-to-do family.  It’s June 1899 and Callie Vee’s mother wants to teach her how to be a lady; baking biscuits, tatting lace, but instead Callie Vee is interested in … Continue reading

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