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Black Hawk Down
Mark Bowden
The Pale Horseman
Bernard Cornwell
The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake
John Casey, James Alan McPherson, Breece D'J Pancake, Andre Dubus III
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Dee Brown
Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle
Diane Sanfilippo
The Chessmen
Peter May
The Winter Sea - Susanna Kearsley I wavered between giving this book 3 or 4 stars. I couldn't wait to read the parts of Sophie's story, set in the early 1700's, even though the ending to her story was predictable. On the other hand, I found Carrie's parallel storyline in the present day a bit dull. The setting in Cruden Bay and Slains Castle in Scotland, and the attention to historical detail made this a four star book for me. The author did a remarkable job accurately handling the history of James, "the Old Pretender", and the Jacobite attempt to reclaim the throne of Scotland and England in 1708, and then weaving the lives of her characters into that history. Recommended for those interested in English and Scottish history in the early 1700's and for those who love historical fiction.