20th Century

Murder at the Brightwell

By Ashley Weaver - Published 2014



England, 1932. Five years ago, Amory Ames dumped her dependable fiancé to marry a charming playboy – and lived to regret it. So much so ...Read Review

The Particular Appeal of Gillian Pugsley

By Susan Ornbratt - By Susan Ӧrnbratt - Published 2015Published 2015-04-23


Susan Ӧrnbratt’s exuberantly readable novel The Particular Appeal of Gillian Pugsley centers on the life and adventures of its title heroine, who ...Read Review

A Touch of Stardust

By Kate Alcott - Published 2015


Gone with the Wind is one of the best-selling books of all time, and would go on to be made into one of ...Read Review

Murder at the Chase (A Langham and Dupré Mystery, Book 2)

By Eric Brown - Published 2014



Mystery author Donald Langham has invited his girlfriend and agent’s assistant, Maria Dupré, on a weekend in the country so he can ...Read Review

The Bridal Chair

By Gloria Goldreich - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

The Bridal Chair is a sprawling novel that reclaims historical space for a woman behind a great male artist by surveying some thirty ...Read Review

The Ambassadors

By George Lerner - Published 2014


Television producer George Lerner’s debut novel The Ambassadors tells the turbulent story of a Mossad operative who in his determination to save ...Read Review

The Voices

By Frank Tallis - Published 2014



Tallis’ recent move away from the Max Liebermann Mysteries, set in early 20th-century Vienna, into more modern-era psychological mysteries comes solidly into its ...Read Review


By Melanie Crowder - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

Written in free verse, Audacity is a beautifully told story of a poor, young immigrant girl who eventually became a leader in the 1909 ...Read Review

Paying Davy Jones

By Millie Vigor - Published 2014


This is one of the best family stories I have read this year.  Set in the Shetland Isles in the 1970s when the ...Read Review

Forgotten Objects

By Carlos Rubio - Published 2014



Rubio’s sumptuously detailed novel follows the life of Anne d’Amio, the daughter of opera singers Louis and Francesca d’Amio, and ...Read Review