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The Unearthed

By Lenny Bartulin - Published 2023



Old bones – ‘mossed and soft’ – are discovered in the wilderness near Queenstown. Forensic scientist Antonia Kovacs arrives from Hobart to investigate them, also ...Read Review

The American Queen

By Vanessa Miller - Published 2024


1865: Enslaved twenty-four-year-old Louella yearns for freedom. The selling of her mother which wrenched her family apart, the horrific lynching of her father, and ...Read Review

The Sleeping Beauties

By Lucy Ashe - Published 2024



Now the war’s over, Rosamund Caradon can take the evacuated children in her care back to their London homes. She’s accompanied ...Read Review

Pelican Girls

By Julia Malye - Published 2024


Pelican Girls tells a vivid and potent story of women first discarded by society then sent as brides to shore up the floundering ...Read Review

Rose Girl

By Holly Payne - Published 2023



In 1256, a woman gives birth in a monastery deep in the Rila mountains. Ivan, a young friar, is the only witness. Roses do ...Read Review

The Bone Hunters

By Joanne Burn - Published 2024


Lyme Regis, 1824. Ada Winters, 24, lives with mum Edith in a cottage ‘upon the beach’, so close to the sea that high tides almost ...Read Review

Wolves around the Throne (Wolves of Odin Book 4)

By S.J.A. Turney - Published 2023



This is the fourth in Simon Turney’s Wolves of Odin Viking series but could easily be read as a standalone. In it ...Read Review

The Storm We Made

By Vanessa Chan - Published 2024


Malaya, 1935. Cecily’s husband is a minor civil servant who admires the British he kowtows to, but Cecily despises them. When the chance ...Read Review

The Little Match Girl Strikes Back

By Emma Carroll - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

New Year’s Eve in London of 1887 is delightful only for the wealthy. Nasty weather, miserable air, street thugs, and poor housing make ...Read Review

The Queen of Sugar Hill: A Novel of Hattie McDaniel

By ReShonda Tate - Published 2024


Biographical Fiction

Seeing this biographical novel about Hattie McDaniel, you may initially assume it traces her journey from her humble Wichita origins through her groundbreaking ...Read Review

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