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Linda Bennett Pennell

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I have been in love with the past for as long as I can remember. Anything with a history, whether shabby or majestic, recent or ancient, instantly draws me in. I suppose it comes from being part of a large extended family that spanned several generations. Long summer afternoons on my grandmother's porch or winter evenings gathered around her fireplace were filled with stories both entertaining and poignant. Of course being set in the American South, those stories were also peopled by some very interesting characters, some of whom have found their way into my work.

As for my venture in writing, it has allowed me to reinvent myself. We humans are truly multifaceted creatures, but unfortunately we tend to sort and categorize each other into nea
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"History and humanity twined in a fascinating story

This is a beautifully written past and present mystery. I love how the story unwinds. Meticulous research and wonderful descriptions of the people and places in Sam’s story. The chapters alternate be" Read more of this review »
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"To grasp history, we have to understand the common man’s place in it.  Miami Days Havana Nights is not a historical mystery in the typical genre sense.  It is something quite different, and all the more captivating for it. The story of a young Jewish" Read more of this review »
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A great read written with originality and humor! From the first line of this book, I knew that the female main character, Jen, and I could be BFF's. James weaves a story that seamlessly blends history, time travel, romance, second chances, and hoped ...more
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I find the footnotes of history sometimes as interesting as the main events. Such is the case with the Confederados of Brazil. They are the descendants of Confederates who chose to immigrate rather than live under Reconstruction. While I do not agree ...more
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The Blanche Hotel has stood on Marion Street in Lake City, FL since 1902 and is home to the state's first elevator. Being a block from the intersection of US 90 and US 41/441, the main routes into the state before the era of interstates, meant that L ...more
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