20th Century

The Oblique Place

By Caterina Pascual Söderbaum - Published 2018



The author, who died in 2015 aged just 53, has left a profound literary achievement in this novel, which makes the reader regret her early ...Read Review

No Ocean Too Wide

By Carrie Turansky - Published 2019



This is an inspirational novel about a family caught up in the Home Children scheme, where impoverished British children were transported to Canada, ...Read Review

The Curse of Misty Wayfair

By Jaime Jo Wright - Published 2019



It’s 1908 when Thea Reed arrives in Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin. She’s searching for the mother who left her on the steps of ...Read Review

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

By Alix E. Harrow - Published 2019


Historical Fantasy

There are doors, and then there are Doors. Notice the distinctive capital D “like a black archway leading into white nothing.” In 1901, January ...Read Review

Guesthouse for Ganesha

By Judith Teitelman - Published 2019



In 1923, Esther Grünspan settles in Köln from Poland.  She has been jilted on her wedding day, and the betrayal of love ...Read Review

Across The Divide

By Anne Booth - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

This is a brave and clever book which addresses important issues in a timely manner. Olivia is experiencing problems with school, with a ...Read Review

Stanley & Hazel: The Winnowing: Book 2

By Jo Schaffer - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

In 1934 St. Louis there is a stark divide among the class structure. Hazel Malloy, a privileged 16-year-old, and Stanley Fields, an orphaned “newsie,” ...Read Review

The Peacock Summer

By Hannah Richell - Published 2018Published 2019


Summoned home to present-day England to care for her grandmother, Maggie Oberon finds Lillian ailing and confused, the grand manor of Cloudesley falling ...Read Review

American Red

By David Marlett - Published 2019



Pinkerton agent James McParland, labeled America’s best detective for infiltrating the notorious Molly Maguires. Legal legend Clarence Darrow, famed for his defense ...Read Review

The Chelsea Girls

By Fiona Davis - Published 2019


Hazel lands in Naples, Italy in 1945 as the newest member of the USO tour. She hopes to follow her family onto the stage, ...Read Review