Kris Helt

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Kris Helt has a Master of Arts in History and reads and reviews books. These reviews are posted on her online blog, Whiskey & Wit.

Shays’s Rebellion: The American Revolution’s Final Battle by Leonard L. Richards

Richards, Leonard L. Shays’s Rebellion: The American Revolution’s Final Battle. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002. Leonard L. Richards, in Shays’s Rebellion: The American Revolution’s Final Battle walks the reader through the unsuccessful rebellion led by Daniel Shays. Richard concisely reviews the causes that drove the struggle against the state […]

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes Series – Book 1) Sabaa Tahir

Laia and her family live in constant fear and degradation, never wanting to catch the attention of the Empire and yet, one of the Empire’s deadliest soldiers, a Mask, comes at night, dealing death. Laia may have escaped, but her new life as a spy for the resistance makes her a slave for the very institution that breeds oppression. It is in Blackcliff, training ground of Masks, that Laia meets Elias. Separate they are powerful, together, they could change the world.

Meeting Diana Gabaldon in 2001

I just finished putting up a review for The Outlander series and remembered I had a picture of Diana Gabaldon signing my first edition of Outlander!! I drug my three kids to a Scottish Festival the summer of 2001 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to stand in a long queue – in the […]