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Heather Webb

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Heather Webb
Heather Webb is the nationally acclaimed author of historical novels Becoming Josephine and Rodin’s Lover, which was chosen as a Goodreads Top Pick in 2015. Up and coming, Last Christmas in Paris, an epistolary love story set during WWI will release October 3, 2017, to be followed by The Phantom’s Apprentice, a retelling of Phantom of the Opera from Christine Daaé’s point of view in February 2018. To date, Heather’s novels have sold in ten countries. She is also a professional freelance editor, foodie, and travel fiend.

Tall Poppies Review: ‘Daughters of the Night Sky’ Pays Homage to WWII Female Pilots

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When I sat down with this book, I knew nothing about the Night Bomber Regiment in the Red Army—a group of all-female Russian pilots that bombed Germany during WWII. I quickly found myself captivated by this band of determined women, who not only wanted to save their country from invasion and protect their sweethearts at the front, but longed to shatter the age-old expectations surrounding their sex. Katya Ivanova is a sympathetic protagonist with a fiery spirit to match her fiery hair. Her young girl’s dream of escaping the poverty shaping her existence takes root in the airplanes that she sees flying over her mountain home. In school—and later during her intensive military training—she quickly rises in the ranks, becoming…

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Family Secrets and Fireworks in Kelly Simmons’ ‘The Fifth of July’

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One of my favorite aspects of a good book is the way it transports me to another time or place, far from the daily grind. I want to fall into a world with a setting so vivid, I can taste the salt on my lips and hear the cry of a foghorn. Kelly Simmons captures Nantucket life to a “T” in The Fifth of July; the sea-worn clapboard and constant turmoil of the ocean, the grit of sand and crumbling rock. The distinct look of old New England money, and the push and pull between locals and visitors. I saw, smelled, and felt it all. But that’s not all. Simmons weaves a multi-layered plot carried by a cast of quirky characters,…

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