Writing what I'd like to read myself
The Harp and the Hand uses two fictitious families, one in the north and one in the south, to present an easy-to-read summary of Irish history, from the Celtic period to the end of the Nineteenth Century—the period when so many of our ancestors left their native Ireland for new homes in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Exploring their daily lives through the century—their houses, work, marriages and families, and finally, their journeys to their new homes.
Our Daily Bread is a fascinating look at German Village life between the years 1500 and 1850. Told from the perspective of the fictitious Mann family, Our Daily Bread gives a historically accurate picture of events both ordinary and extraordinary from marriage and daily work to the impact of wars and religion. Recommended for anyone who is curious about who their German ancestors really were.
Governor Lady is the intriguing story of one of the most famous political women of her generation. Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected governor of Wyoming in 1924 – just four years after American women won the vote – and she went on to be nominated for U.S. vice president in 1928, named vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee the same year, and appointed the first female director of the Mint in 1932.