19th Century


By Sarah Miller - Published 2022


Readers of Little Women are well aware that Louisa May Alcott based the beloved characters of that classic novel on her own family. ...Read Review

A Twist of Murder (A Dickens of a Crime)

By Heather Redmond - Published 2022



This is the fifth in a series featuring the youthful Charles Dickens as an amateur sleuth investigating a rot at a private school ...Read Review

Hardland: A Novel

By Ashley E. Sweeney - Published 2022



Countering the notion that a Western is usually a genre book for relaxed reading, Hardland portrays the reality of working women in Arizona ...Read Review

The Prisoner and the Writer

By Heather Camlot - By Sophie Casson (illus.) - Published 2022


Children/Young Adult

Captain Alfred Dreyfus, wrongly accused of treason by the French government in 1894, was imprisoned on Devil’s Island, off the South American coast. ...Read Review


By Simon Mawer - Published 2022


Recent years have seen the growing popularity of what is generally known as auto-fiction, in which the writer utilizes elements of his or ...Read Review

A Mother’s Fight (The Lancashire Girls Book 2)

By Libby Ashworth - Published 2022



1818 Bolton. This second book of The Lancashire Girls series follows Hannah’s struggles to feed her three children. The impoverished wife of a ...Read Review

The Aerialists

By Katie Munnik - Published 2022


Twelve-year-old Laura begs on the Paris streets in spring 1891. Husband-and-wife aerialists—Ena, and French aeronaut, Auguste Gaudron—take an interest in this American ...Read Review

The Secret of Matterdale Hall

By Marianne Ratcliffe - Published 2022


Yorkshire, 1860s: the young Miss Mottrams, daughters of a rural vicar, have “a marked preference for gothic romances”. Their idyllic existence comes to ...Read Review

A Duke at the Door (Shapeshifters of the Beau Monde, 3)

By Susanna Allen - Published 2022


Historical FantasyRomance

This Regency paranormal romance, 3rd in Allen’s Beau Monde series, involves an unlikely romantic pair, a duke who is also a shapeshifter ...Read Review

Redacted Sherlock Holmes Volume VII

By Orlando Pearson - Published 2022



Dr Watson once again picks up his pen to present five cases taken by Sherlock Holmes— each too sensitive to be published at ...Read Review

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