20th Century

Within These Lines

By Stephanie Morrill - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

Within These Lines is a captivating young adult novel set in San Francisco on the cusp of World War II. Not long after ...Read Review

Death of a New American (A Jane Prescott Novel)

By Mariah Fredericks - Published 2019



In 1912, the world is reeling from the sinking of the Titanic.  Americans and Europeans are distraught over the fact that over a thousand ...Read Review

The Rocking Stone

By Jill Rutherford - Published 2018



The novel opens with a newspaper article from 1973: in Pontypridd in Welsh mining country, a skeleton is found in an abandoned well, with ...Read Review

Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel

By James Markert - Published 2019



Memories and the burden of remembering propel the narrative of Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel by James Markert. While its characters wrestle with ...Read Review

City of Flickering Light

By Juliette Fay - Published 2019


1921. Irene Van Beck and Millie Martin, dancers in a burlesque show, have just jumped from a moving train, a plan they kept hidden ...Read Review

Hard Ride

By Elmer Kelton - Published 2018


RomanceShort StoriesWestern

Western fans as well as romance aficionados will like this collection of Kelton’s short stories from the 1950s. Many of them originally ...Read Review

In the Full Light of the Sun

By Clare Clark - Published 2019



Berlin 1923, Julius Köhler-Schultz in his late fifties, is a successful art critic and writer. His rather rushed marriage to the philandering and ...Read Review

The Light Over London

By Julia Kelly - Published 2019


In 2017 in Barlow, Gloucestershire, a mansion is up for sale. The deceased owner’s grandniece hires an antique dealer. While evaluating the mansion’...Read Review

Grievous: A Novel

By H.S. Cross - Published 2019



This intense, unwieldy, and moving narrative about lives of quiet and not-so-quiet desperation is the sequel to the critically celebrated Wilberforce, set, like ...Read Review

Park Avenue Summer

By Renee Rosen - Published 2019


Park Avenue Summer is a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of the iconic Cosmopolitan magazine and its equally iconic editor, Helen Gurley ...Read Review