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By Kerry Greenwood -
When a disliked chorus conductor turns up dead, sheet music from Mendelssohn’s Messiah crammed down his throat, it’s up to Detective ...Read Review
By Maria Hummel -
Motherland is a disturbing novel. Set in Germany during the last months of the war, it’s the story of Frank Kappus, a ...Read Review
By Emma Campion -
A Triple Knot chronicles the life of Joan of Kent, a 14th-century English beauty famous for her three marriages, the last making her ...Read Review
By Amy Belding Brown -
Published 2014Published 2014-07-01
In 1676, Mary Rowlandson finds herself face to face with the enemy. Her village is burnt to the ground in an Indian raid, and ...Read Review
By Katy Simpson Smith -
Published 2014Published 2014-08-26
This debut novel lays bare both the joy and the heart-wrenching ache of love gained, love lost, and love withheld. Set in a ...Read Review
By William C. Hammond -
Published 2014Published 2014-07-30
How Dark the Night is the fifth book in a series featuring the Cutler family, Boston merchant traders with their own shipping firm. ...Read Review
By Jeff Shaara -
Published 2014Published 2014-06-19
Jeff Shaara wrote his first two Civil War books as a continuation of his late father Michael’s inspired Gettysburg novel, The Killer ...Read Review
By Barbara Taylor Bradford -
Cavendon Hall, a frothy historical drama set in the wilds of Yorkshire, focuses on two families: the aristocratic Inghams and their devoted servants, ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Gaffney -
Wally Baker’s dad is serving in Japan during WWII, and her mother is a medical intern working numerous hours to further her ...Read Review
By Jeanne Mackin -
The Beautiful American is a work of fiction that follows an artists’ colony in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. While one of ...Read Review
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