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Writers Inspiring Change feature book review: A Buss from Lafayette

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

A Buss from Lafayette, by Dorothea Jensen, is a delightful historical fiction for younger women. And if you didn't already know, the word "buss" means kiss. Being a grandmother, I must say that I enjoyed every word of it. It is well-written, entertaining and a wonderful peek into the life of a girl who had just turned fourteen in 1825. The book gives the reader a small window into the history of the American Revolution, when General Lafayette, a man who played a critical role in the victory, is passing through her town and is being honored. The main character experiences many emotional trials and grows wiser and stronger through it all. This is a very enjoyable read. I gave it five stars.

Review by International Writers Inspiring Change

About Dorothea Jensen

Author Dorothea Jensen is proud to be one of a very few people who has boarded a pirate ship and attacked a dragon-prowed Viking vessel manned by real, horn-wearing Vikings. She was born in Boston, but grew up in Chillicothe, Illinois, site of the Viking adventure. She earned a BA in English from Carleton College and an MA in Education from the University of New Mexico. She has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South America, taught middle and high school English, tutored refugees in ESL, written grant proposals for various arts and history non-profits, written one play performed in Noh style, and another celebrating Lafayette’s Farewell Tour performed at Old Sturbridge Village.

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