Editors' Choice

No Ordinary Thing

By G. Z. Schmidt - Published 2020


AdventureChildren/Young AdultTime-slip

No Ordinary Thing by G. Z. Schmidt is a delightful middle-grade time-travel fantasy. It is 1999, and Adam lives at his uncle’s bakery, ...Read Review

The Dark Heart of Florence (Lady Emily Mysteries, 15)

By Tasha Alexander - Published 2021



The latest installment in the Lady Emily series finds the clever and curious titular character in Florence, investigating a string of burglaries and ...Read Review

The Steel Beneath the Silk (Emma of Normandy Trilogy)

By Patricia Bracewell - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

In this glorious conclusion to Bracewell’s Emma of Normandy trilogy, Emma becomes an even greater, wiser, savvier queen than ever she was ...Read Review

The Lost Apothecary

By Sarah Penner - Published 2021



Penner’s debut weaves an enthralling tale of a modern woman whose discovery of a centuries-old serial killer helps her come to terms ...Read Review

The Arctic Fury

By Greer Macallister - Published 2020


Lady Jane Franklin says she does not believe her husband, the explorer John Franklin, is dead. Multiple expeditions to the Arctic have failed ...Read Review

Nora: A Love Story of Nora and James Joyce

By Nuala O’Connor - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

In light of Brenda Maddox’s brilliant and exhaustive biography of Nora Barnacle—wife and muse of the writer James Joyce—and the 2000 ...Read Review

A Thousand Texas Longhorns

By Johnny D. Boggs - Published 2020



In 1866, Virginia City, in Montana Territory, is inhabited by 5000 people. This is a story of an Ohio man, Nelson Story, living in Virginia ...Read Review

The Children’s Blizzard

By Melanie Benjamin - Published 2021


The Children’s Blizzard is the story of the Blizzard of 1888, which swept across the Great Plains with no warning and killed hundreds ...Read Review


By Malcolm Brooks - Published 2021


It’s 1936, and Montana’s winter is closing in when fourteen-year-old Houston “Huck” Finn completes a glider based on the Wright brothers’ successful ...Read Review

Native Stranger (Lazare Family Saga)

By Elizabeth Bell - Published 2020



When the third book in the Lazare Family Saga opens in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1859, the family is reeling from tragedy and questioning ...Read Review

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