Editors' Choice

Masters of Silence (The Heroes Quartet)

By Kathy Kacer - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

Henry longs to ride his bike again, as his sister Helen desperately tries to remember the features of her father’s face. Thoughts ...Read Review

A Brightness Long Ago

By Guy Gavriel Kay - Published 2019


Historical Fantasy

Guy Gavriel Kay is the master at writing fantasy that is richly based in a particular historical time and place, and, at the ...Read Review

The Conviction of Cora Burns

By Carolyn Kirby - Published 2019


The Conviction of Cora Burns is a wholly original and highly compelling novel that delves into the psyche of a young woman and ...Read Review

The Redeemed: The West Country Trilogy

By Tim Pears - Published 2019



The Redeemed follows the lives of two main characters during and after World War I. Leo Sercombe starts the book as a ship’...Read Review

The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

By Jacqueline Winspear - Published 2019



Maisie Dobbs rides again—or rather she drives an ambulance during the devastating London Blitz, continuing her tradition of aiding the war effort ...Read Review

Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets: Six Tudor Queens 4

By Alison Weir - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Anna of Kleve (or Anne of Cleves as she is known to most English readers) is the least known of Henry VIII’s ...Read Review

Bakhita: A Novel of the Saint of Sudan

By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Veronique Olmi - Published 2019


Biographical FictionLiterary

This profoundly painful, beautifully written, and deeply moving fictional biography of Africa’s first canonized Catholic saint plunges the reader into the bottomless ...Read Review

The Great Pretenders

By Laura Kalpakian - Published 2019


Panache. That is what Laura Kalpakian brings to vivid life in The Great Pretenders. The leading lady, Roxanne Granville, has always been destined ...Read Review

The Red Daughter: A Novel

By John Burnham Schwartz - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

In 1967, Svetlana Alliluyeva defected from the Soviet Union to the United States.  This created a diplomatic storm because of who she was: the ...Read Review

Imperial Passions: The Porta Aurea

By Eileen Stephenson - Published 2018


The Byzantine Empire of the 11th century is something of a political maze, a complicated, twisting thing where various families vie for power. ...Read Review

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