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By Jess Armstrong -
1922. While delivering a box of rare books to the Cornish village of Lothlel Green, disgraced American heiress Ruby Vaughn confronts Tamsyn, the best ...Read Review
By Anbara Salam -
In 1923 Edinburgh, society is in national mourning―for the Great War, the Spanish flu, cataclysmic events which have taken a terrible toll, and ...Read Review
By Christine Wells -
1914: Marguerite Meller is a successful woman, one of the most famous and sought-after courtesans in Paris. War is raging, but Marguerite continues to ...Read Review
By Eliza Knight -
This charming, witty, and absorbing novel centers on the talented dancer/actress Adele Astaire, who wowed audiences performing with her later more famous ...Read Review
By Maria McDonald -
Belfast, 1922: middle-class widow Jane Best, the possessor of a ‘public smile,’ runs, with her friend Agnes Williams, the Riverview boarding house for young ...Read Review
By Mary J. Carter -
On a blustery summer night in 1947, a trespasser approaches the ruined house that once was called Cairy Hollow. Seeing the flicker of a ...Read Review
By Avi -
Middle-grades master Avi charms in this delightful sequel to 2011’s The Secret School. It’s 1925, and fourteen-year-old Ida Bidson can’t wait to ...Read Review
By Christine Higdon -
The women of the McKenzie family have always been resilient, but challenges—their father’s death in a lumbering accident, their only brother’...Read Review
By Anita Frank -
In 1920 nurse Sarah Hove goes to dilapidated Darkacre Hall to care for Maurice Stilwell, who was badly physically disabled in the First World ...Read Review
By Hope C. Tarr -
In her impressive saga, the first volume in the new American Songbook series, Hope Tarr takes us from an island off the coast ...Read Review
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