Sister Anne McDonald, SNDdeN (left) has had an interest in the Civil War Era for some time and is a great lover of General Ulysses Grant. It is Grant who led Sister Anne to General William Sherman. Thus, she is reading Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lies of William Tecumseh Sherman by Robert L. O'Connell. Sherman's family loved him as did his soldiers, many of whom called him Uncle Billy or Crazy Uncle Billy. The Southerners, on the other hand, considered him the devil incarnate. Sister Anne thinks you may enjoy reading this book.
Although Sister Rose Cuva SNDdeN (right) is an avid reader of mysteries by Baldacci, Grisham, and Patterson, she is also quite taken with Russian and English royalty. This interest led her to "The Tsarina's Daughter" by Carolly Erickson. This is a historical novel about the last Russian Imperial Family of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. At its center is young Tatiana, known as Tania to her parents. Tania lives a life of incomparable luxury in pre-Revolutionary Russia, from the magnificence of the winter palace in St. Petersburg to the family's private enclave outside the capital.