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A Wrinkle in Time (2018) – A Wonderful Family Friendly Film

About A Wrinkle in Time:  Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe. A Wrinkle in Time Review When I was in fourth grade, I read Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle...

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To Love a Spy Book Review – An Appealing Regency Romance

(I received a free copy of  To Love a Spy from the author, Laura Beers, to write an honest review on The Silver Petticoat Review. I was not financially compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.) From the Author Freed from the clutches of her cruel, traitorous mother and impostor husband, Lady Camden wants to rebuild her fractured life. But the years of terror and pain she endured at their hands continue to grip her heart in an iron vice. Refusing to stray from the refuge of her country estate, Kate tentatively agrees to an unusual...

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Romantic Moment of the Week: Timeless’ Lucy and Wyatt Share A ‘Hollywoodland’ Moment

MAJOR LUCY AND WYATT SPOILERS AHEAD! THE SHOW: Timeless THE PAIRING: Lucy and Wyatt THE MOMENT: THAT Kiss THE EPISODE: “Hollywoodland” Every week, we like to highlight swoon-worthy romantic moments in film and television. As purveyors of old-fashioned romance, we look for romantic moments that speak to the heart. Such as sweeping love declarations, a dance, or, an epic first kiss. This week, there was absolutely no question about what moment to feature. Lucy and Wyatt channeled classic, old-fashioned romance in true Hollywood style!  Timeless is a perfect mix of adventure and romance. Think The Princess Bride or Zorro. Or, better yet, the...

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The Balcony Book Review – A Dream-Like, Introspective Read

(I received a free copy of  The Balcony from the publisher, Little, Brown, and Company, to write an honest review on The Silver Petticoat Review. I did not receive compensation for this post and all opinions are my own.) From the publisher: What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us? Set in a small village near Paris, The Balcony follows the inhabitants of a single estate-including a manor and a servants’ cottage-over the course of several generations, from the Belle Époque to the present day, introducing us to a fascinating cast of...

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The Belles Book Review – An Enticing Tale of the Price of Beauty

The Belles Summary Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite, the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orleans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court,...

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Speakeasy – An Ambitious Yet Flawed Debut

(I received a free copy of Speakeasy from the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, to write an honest review on The Silver Petticoat Review. I was not financially compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.) Official Synopsis of Speakeasy: Thirty-year-old Lena Stillman is living a perfectly respectable life when a shocking newspaper headline calls up her past: it concerns her former lover, charismatic bank robber Bill Bagley. A romantic and charming figure, Lena had tried to forget him by resuming her linguistic studies, which led to her recruitment as a Navy code-breaker intercepting Japanese messages during World War II. ...

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ITV’s Dark Angel: A Chilling Tale of Britain’s First Female Serial Killer

We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Well-known for producing period dramas of the highest caliber, MASTERPIECE switches gears from light-hearted romantic dramas to a dark tale of desire and murder. ITV’s Dark Angel is an engrossing story of Britain’s first female serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton. Make no mistake, this is a chilling tale riding the edge of obsessive love and material desires. Moreso, because it begins so innocuously. A dramatic romanticization of Mary Ann’s story, Dark Angel will leave you breathless with both heartbreak and horror....

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Romantic Moment of the Week: The Sweet Romance of Cranford’s Matty and Thomas

THE SHOW: Cranford THE PAIRING: Cranford’s Matty and Thomas THE EPISODE: Episode 3, “November 1842” THE ROMANTIC MOMENT: Thomas asks Matty to consider their future. As much as I love epic and swoon-worthy romantic moments, there is something equally captivating about the sweet, gentler side of a grand romance. Especially when the joyful discovery is a love once lost. With the smallest of gestures, a sweet romance becomes as sigh-inducing as a passionate first kiss. This is why I chose to feature the pure and wholesome romance of Cranford’s Matty and Thomas. Matty and Thomas were sweethearts in their youth. Unfortunately, Matty’s family...

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By a Charm and a Curse Book Review – A Rich and Vivid Fantasy Read!

(I received a free copy of By a Charm and a Curse from the publisher, Entangled TEEN, to write an honest review on The Silver Petticoat Review. I was not financially compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.) About By a Charm and a Curse: A kiss is never just a kiss. Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame…and unwittingly...

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Carnegie’s Maid Book Review – An Intriguing ‘What If’ Story of an Irish Immigrant & the King of Steel

(I received a free copy of Carnegie’s Maid from the publisher, Sourcebooks Landmark, to write an honest review. I was not financially compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.) Official Synopsis of Carnegie’s Maid: Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to...

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The Light Between Oceans Movie Review – An Unremarkable Yet Poignant Film

Based on the novel of the same name, The Light Between Oceans is a romantic period drama starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander. World War I veteran, Tom Sherbourne (Fassbender), becomes the lighthouse keeper on a remote island off the coast of Australia. Seeking isolation after the horrors of war, he unexpectedly finds love with a local girl, Isabel Greysmark (Vikander). During their early years of marriage, however, Isabel is unable to carry a child to term. Related Post | Silver Petticoat Review’s Winter 2018 Box Office Preview Shortly after losing their second child, a small rowboat washes up...

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The English Wife Book Review – A Delectable Romantic Mystery

(I received a free copy of The English Wife from the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, to write an honest review on The Silver Petticoat Review. I was not financially compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.) Official Synopsis of The English Wife: Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, they have three year old twins on whom they dote, and he’s recreated her family home on the banks of...

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