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By Maria R. Bordihn -
This author’s first novel is a fictional biography of the legendary Frederick II, who ruled as Holy Roman Emperor for the first ...Read Review
By Liz Curtis Higgs -
It is 1790 in Galloway, Scotland. Leana McBride lives at her aunt’s cottage, nursing a broken heart, after the Kirk declared her marriage ...Read Review
By Ruth Ryan Langan -
Excellent characterizations set this historical romance apart. In 1887 Kentucky, widowed Amanda Jeffrey struggles to keep her husband’s dream of a thriving horse ...Read Review
By Amanda Quick -
Concordia Glade must help the four orphaned young ladies she is tutoring escape from the castle-turned-prison where they live. She recently changed their ...Read Review
By Sonny Brewer -
In 1925, when Henry Stuart learns that he is terminally ill with tuberculosis, he proceeds to do a most natural act: he takes off ...Read Review
By Andrea Levy -
In 1948, Hortense Joseph arrives in London to join her new husband, Gilbert, who has promised her a bright future there. They have both ...Read Review
By Sandra Scoppettone -
Two blurbs by other authors on the cover of this one call it “noir” and “pulp,” but I beg to differ. Just because ...Read Review
By Carol Berkin -
Americans tend to think of the War for Independence as a revolution, but in reality it was a civil war. Many men participants ...Read Review
By Donna Jo Napoli -
Don’t expect the typical Cinderella story, with a fairy godmother, two stepsisters, and a glorious ball in Donna Jo Napoli’s Bound. ...Read Review
By Jane Guill -
Medieval Wales is one era I know well, and so I approached this novel with a critical eye. Set in 1351, when the Black ...Read Review
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