Editors' Choice

Chenneville: A Novel of Murder, Loss, and Vengeance

By Paulette Jiles - Published 2023



John Chenneville, a Union soldier, emerges from a months-long coma, discovering the Civil War has ended. He had suffered a severe brain injury ...Read Review


By Ann-Marie MacDonald - Published 2023


This is a difficult book to review, not least because it is so long by modern standards, although Victorian readers would not have ...Read Review

The Royal Windsor Secret

By Christine Wells - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

1914: Marguerite Meller is a successful woman, one of the most famous and sought-after courtesans in Paris. War is raging, but Marguerite continues to ...Read Review

Starring Adele Astaire

By Eliza Knight - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

This charming, witty, and absorbing novel centers on the talented dancer/actress Adele Astaire, who wowed audiences performing with her later more famous ...Read Review

Resistance and Revenge

By Catherine McCullagh - Published 2023


Alternate History

Louisa Carmody is the lady of a small local manor in an alternate 1941 England, which Germany has successfully invaded and now brutally occupies. ...Read Review

North Woods

By Daniel Mason - Published 2023



From the moment two forbidden lovers – the prospective wife of an abusive minister and a reported troublemaker she ironically met at church – flee ...Read Review


By Lee Goldberg - Published 2023



Calico is a parallel-narrative, time-slip historical thriller in which we meet Beth McDade, a homicide detective in Barstow, California in 2019. Called to the ...Read Review

The Village Healer’s Book of Cures

By Jennifer Sherman Roberts - Published 2023



England, 1646. Mary Fawcett, widow and caregiver for her eight-year-old brother, provides healing recipes for her village. Mysteriously, she is also able to feel ...Read Review

Once a Monster: A Reimagining of the Legend of the Minotaur

By Robert Dinsdale - Published 2023



London in the winter of 1861. Oliver Twist meets Beauty and the Beast might be a pitch for Once a Monster. But it would ...Read Review

The Caretaker

By Ron Rash - Published 2023


In a small 1950s North Carolina town, gossip, secrets, and judgment affect the lives of its residents. Three characters stand out and rise ...Read Review

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