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By Mary Rourke -
Rourke, a religious scholar and journalist for the LA Times, offers a new interpretation of events leading to the Crucifixion. Her heroine, ...Read Review
By Laurien Gardner -
Young Jane Seymour is stunned when she overhears her parents discussing her future: as they consider Jane too plain to attract a husband, ...Read Review
By Jay Worrall -
After an American spy tells him of a French fleet amassing in the Mediterranean, Charles Edgemont, captain of His Majesty’s frigate ...Read Review
By Peter C. Brown -
This wide-ranging novel spans territory from Minnesota to the Seward Peninsula. Leaving difficult circumstances in Minnesota, Esther “Essie” Crumney finagles a job ...Read Review
By Liz Curtis Higgs -
In her Scottish trilogy, beginning with Thorn in My Heart, Higgs reset the biblical story of Jacob (Jamie McKie) in the late 18...Read Review
By Fenella Jane Miller -
Oliver Mayhew, a soldier returning from the Peninsula Wars and penniless third son of an aristocrat, finds himself in need of a rich ...Read Review
By Susan Straight -
Straight takes readers back to 19th-century Louisiana sugar cane plantations in a heartbreaking story of a mixed-race slave and her search for ...Read Review
By Anne Baker -
Let the Bells Ring is a hefty read in the tradition of the gentle, romantic saga, and the chapters are a perfect length ...Read Review
By Earl Ganz -
Ganz, retired chairman of the MFA program at the University of Montana, resurrects the forgotten writer Myron Brinig and imagines his introduction ...Read Review
By Andrew Martin -
Jim Stringer is a newly commissioned Railway Detective working out of York Station for the North Eastern Railway Company in 1906. Having mislaid ...Read Review
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