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By Judith Lindbergh -
The Thrall’s Tale is Lindbergh’s first novel. It is the story of three women—Thorbjorg the seeress, Katla, a thrall or ...Read Review
By Pat Mattaini Mestern -
In the 1750s, an English heiress, Joanna, marries an American planter. She has remained in England while her husband occasionally visits in the ...Read Review
By Joan Druett -
In this second novel of her Wiki Coffin series, Joan Druett returns to the successful recipe she used in Watery Grave: one part ...Read Review
By Bridget Kraft -
Since losing her parents, Guinevere Talbot must run her family’s hop farm alone, a difficult task for a woman in 1882 California. Kellen ...Read Review
By Sharon Lee Thomas -
The book starts mid-journey on the Oregon Trail in 1847. An accident kills Marjory Turner’s father, leaving her to care for her sickly ...Read Review
By Debra Dean -
This superb first novel by author Debra Dean tells the story of Marina, a young tour guide at the Hermitage Museum during the ...Read Review
By Kevin King -
It’s Depression-era America, and baseball is the all-American sport. Walter Winchell narrates, from the grave, about the greatest baseball game that never ...Read Review
By Sandra Landry -
Time travel books are a wonderful subgenre; they allow the pleasure of experiencing another time, even if it is vicariously. If the reader ...Read Review
By Joseph Bruchac -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
This is a historically accurate account of the period leading up to the meeting between Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. Naturally, it is ...Read Review
By Lynda Stephenson -
One word: fantastic! How could one not love a book set in a 1950s Texas town peopled with characters such as Miss ...Read Review
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