The Lady with an Ostrich-Feather Fan: The Story of the Yusupov Rembrandts

By Frederick Andresen - Published 2015


“Portrait of a Gentleman in Tall Hat and Gloves” and “Portrait of a Lady with an Ostrich-Feather Fan” are two Rembrandt paintings that ...Read Review

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

By Dominic Smith - Published 2016


This is a beautifully written, gripping historical novel centered on the forgery of a Dutch Golden Age painting and two women: the one ...Read Review

The Largest Baby in Ireland After the Famine

By Anne Barnett - Published 2015



It is 1956 and Sarah-Ann’s funeral is in progress. All the characters who will appear in this novel make themselves known. Felix, really ...Read Review

The Next Together

By Lauren James - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

This multi-layered book tells the story of Matthew and Katherine, doomed to meet, fall in love, and die tragically before their time down ...Read Review

The Silent Children

By Amna K. Boheim - Published 2015



In 2004 Max Albrecht learns that his mother has died at the family home in Vienna. For nearly seventy years they have not spoken. ...Read Review

A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls

By Jessica Spotswood (ed.) - Published 2016


Children/Young AdultShort Stories

This is a deceptively titled anthology of unpublished short stories by notable authors of young adult fiction. Historical YA fiction is a difficult ...Read Review

Bonfire of the Vanderbilts

By Gerald Everett Jones - Published 2015


Bonfire of the Vanderbilts is based on Julius Leblanc Stewart’s 1892 painting entitled The Baptism. This fictional interpretation of the painting’s story ...Read Review

The Wedding Tree

By Robin Wells - Published 2015


Hope Stevens is 31 and struggling to recover from a disastrous marriage when she is called home to Wedding Tree, Louisiana. Her grandmother, Adelaide, ...Read Review

House of Shadows

By Nicola Cornick - Published 2015



Professional glass-engraver Holly Ansell receives a frantic call from her young niece saying her father Ben, Holly’s brother, has disappeared. Holly rushes ...Read Review

Scarlet Women: The Scandalous Lives of Courtesans, Concubines, and Royal Mistresses

By Ian Graham - Published 2016



Graham reveals the lives of women who ruled kingdoms, formed policy, and held power not from the throne, but from the bedroom.  Beginning ...Read Review