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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. Wonderful review. It sounds like No Secret Too Small has a real sense of time and place. I felt emotional just reading the review. I bet you shed a few tears reading it.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. You are right. You can’t help but feel for all of them, struggling through such difficult circumstances, especially the young ones. Children so often get caught up in the troubles of the adults and there is so little they can do, but they try. Stay safe and enjoy the week.

  2. Thanks for this mindful review, Olga. I know the setting could certainly inspire wonderful stories — dramatic natural beauty and a uniquely good “vibe.” I’m happy to have this introduction to Loretta’s work. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, I am sure her stories would resonate with you. I hope to catch up on more of them soon. Take care, good luck with your writing and big hugs! Love to Crystal!

  3. By coincidence, my latest serial is a story set in America, starting in the 1860s. Historical fiction sets the writer a lot of research challenges, and it seems that Loretta has done her work well.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, she’s done a great job, and she’s a specialist in that area of the States. It has a fascinating history, so I’m not surprised she’s chosen it as a setting. I must catch up on your stories soon.
      Stay well and keep writing, Pete. I’m a fan.

  4. dgkaye says:

    Wonderful review Olga. I’m so used to reading European historicalfiction I may give this a go. Thanks for including if the book is a standalone or best to start with book 1. I’m going over to the Zon to check out the other books too. Keep safe my friend! <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. The author also has some stories related to some of the characters that appear in the book playing minor parts, and a completely independent book set in the area but based on a true story, so there’s plenty to choose from. I know what you mean about historical fiction set in Europe. It’s a bit of a shame because it is a great way to learn about the past in an engaging manner, but I am sure that with more people writing, we’ll get to see much more variety. Keep well and stay safe as well. ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Correct on all counts Olga. Thanks again, and yes, may we all keep safe til this mess is contained! <3

        1. Fingers crossed! ♥

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  5. This certainly sounds like a very interesting story, Olga. Pioneer women had it really hard, even when they had a husband. The risks for a single woman would have been huge.

    1. Yes, Robbie. You’re right. It’s difficult to even imagine how tough life was, and she has to confront plenty of prejudice as well. I think you’d appreciate this series, with your love of history. Have a lovely weekend and stay safe.

  6. Hi Olga, Another fantastic review and this sounds so fascinating. I love American history. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. It’s a part of the United States that doesn’t get as much attention as others, and I found it fascinating, especially because we get a woman’s point of view and experience (and a child, in this case). Keep safe.

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