20th Century

Miss Morgan’s Book Brigade

By Janet Skeslien Charles - Published 2024


Following on her best-selling The Paris Library, Charles returns to the book stacks for a dual-timeline novel centered on the Great War and ...Read Review

Code Name Kingfisher

By Liz Kessler - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

Amsterdam, 1942.  A boy crawls into a concealed compartment behind a kitchen cupboard.  There, he waits, alone in the dark. In the present day, ...Read Review

The House on Biscayne Bay

By Chanel Cleeton - Published 2024



Cleeton’s dual-period mystery intermixes tropical heat and gothic chills in a satisfying way as two women, decades apart, face up to shocking ...Read Review

American Daughters

By Piper Huguley - Published 2024


Huguley continues her interest in highlighting the lives of Black professional women who make a place for themselves in the corridors of American ...Read Review

The Lantern’s Dance

By Laurie R. King - Published 2024



This is the latest entry in Laurie R. King’s long-running mystery series about Sherlock Holmes and his brilliant, much-younger wife Mary Russell. ...Read Review

The Foxhole Victory Tour

By Amy Lynn Green - Published 2024


Inspirational Romance

Did you ever wonder what life was like for women USO performers who provided entertainment for front-line troops during World War II? This ...Read Review

Dream a Little Dream

By Rosie Archer - Published 2023



The formulation of stories within the historical fiction genre is often accompanied by some anticipation as the tale develops along unusual paths. Sadly, ...Read Review

The Grand Illusion (Section W)

By Syd Moore - Published 2024


England, 1940. Caught in the turmoil of WWII, Daphne Devine performs as an assistant to magician Jonty Trevelyan, well-known in London as the “Grand ...Read Review

The Little Penguin Bookshop

By Joanna Toye - Published 2024



August 1939, and the unwelcome spectre of war descends again on Britain – a country that has barely recovered from the disasters of The Great ...Read Review

Hotel Portofino: Lovers and Liars

By J. P. O'Connell - Published 2024


This is the second in a series of stories about a luxury hotel in Portofino, set in the 1920s. Bella, the owner of ...Read Review