Editors' Choice

The Tulip Tree

By Suzanne McCourt -



The Tulip Tree is a complex family saga, taking readers through a volatile sweep of time in an ever-changing Poland from 1920 to 1954: a ...Read Review

Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure

By Anne Dublin - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

Anne Dublin’s novel shares the true story of a group of orphans who immigrated from Mezritsh, Poland, to a farm school in ...Read Review

Wedding Station (A John Russell WWII Spy Thriller)

By David Downing - Published 2021



In Wedding Station, a prequel to his John Russell Station espionage novels, author David Downing creates a time and place as real and ...Read Review

Murder at Keyhaven Castle (A Stella and Lyndy Mystery)

By Clara McKenna - Published 2021



This is the third book in the Stella and Lyndy mystery series. It is 1905, and American heiress Stella McKendrick is preparing for her ...Read Review


By William di Canzio - Published 2021



William di Canzio retells the ending of E. M. Forster’s novel Maurice from working-class Alec Scudder’s perspective, then carries forward the ...Read Review


By Melanie Crowder - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Mazie has had one big dream for as long as she can remember: To make it on Broadway as a singer and ...Read Review

The Castilians

By V E H Masters - Published 2020


Scotland, 1546, and religious tensions are rife, further fomented by the political divisions related to Scotland’s relationship with England. In St Andrews, Cardinal ...Read Review

Shallow Waters

By Anita Kopacz - Published 2021


Historical Fantasy

This epic incorporates the Yoruba sea goddess Yemaya (also known as the Mother of Fishes and Mother of Africa), with the Middle Passage ...Read Review

Nile Cat

By Angela Cecil Reid - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

In December 1871, 14-year-old twins Rose and Lily accompany their mother and Egyptologist father to Egypt. After Rose is given a small cat statue, ...Read Review

Late City

By Robert Olen Butler - Published 2021



When I heard that Robert Olen Butler had come out with a new historical novel, I was expecting a well-written, tightly plotted thriller ...Read Review

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