Editors' Choice

My Fake Rake: The Union of the Rakes

By Eva Leigh - Published 2019



Lady Grace Wyatt is a bluestocking, a naturalist more interested in reptiles and amphibians than people. Though she is content with spinsterhood, her ...Read Review

Confession with Blue Horses

By Sophie Hardach - Published 2019



The unusual title refers to a painting which hung in the narrator’s childhood home.  The book might better have been called Gone ...Read Review

Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul

By Brian C Johnson - Published 2019


Yuda is only twelve when her Ivory Coast village is raided by slavers. In Virginia, Yuda is purchased by a plantation owner increasing ...Read Review

Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel

By Dexter Palmer - Published 2019


Popular 18th-century medical theory espouses the idea that a woman’s mind – what she sees and what her thoughts dwell upon – can have ...Read Review

The Last Train to London

By Meg Waite Clayton - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

There are many unsung heroes – known as Righteous Gentiles – who risked their own lives to save Jewish people from extermination under Nazi rule. ...Read Review

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

By Laura Ruby - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultLiterary

This luminous, moving novel by an award-winning YA novelist is a genre-defying achievement. Part ghost story, part feminist history, part love letter to ...Read Review

The Accidentals

By Minrose Gwin - Published 2019


When this book began with an illegal abortion in Mississippi in 1957, I had some trepidation, thinking this was a familiar story. I was ...Read Review

Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women

By E. Knight - By Heather Webb - By Kate Quinn - By Laura Kamoie - By Sophie Perinot - By Stephanie Dray - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Women are central in our visual imagination of the French Revolution – from the doomed Queen Marie Antoinette to Charlotte Corday, who stabbed the ...Read Review

The White Feather Killer (A Silas Quinn Mystery)

By R. N. Morris - Published 2019



Eighteen-year-old Eve Cardew is found dead, a white feather on the ground near her body, another in her mouth. Hours before, she and ...Read Review

The Night Diary

By Veera Hiranandani - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultLiterary

India/Pakistan, 1947. For her twelfth birthday, Nisha receives a diary. She decides to write in it every night, summarizing her day for her ...Read Review

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