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It is lovely to have history presented in such an up to date way. We take so much for granted and this book reminds us of our luck in living today. Marcia Talley is always presenting thoughtful ,insightful looks at some of life's contemporary issues. Many of those we take for granted or previously knew nothing about.
I too have read all of the Hannah Ives books and do not agree with the negative review also posted here. It was a delight to read this book, keeping me up to midnight to finish it so definitely a page turner. The detail of dress, food and life of historical Annapolis were so well presented from such a contemporary viewpoint. Actually, the more one thinks about this book, the better it gets. Definitely worth a read. Well done Marcia.