A Distant Melody

By Sarah Sundin - Published 2010



In 1942, plain Allie Miller travels to northern California for her best friend’s wedding. There, she meets pilot Lt. Walter Novak on his ...Read Review

Sent: The Missing

By Margaret Peterson Haddix - Published 2009Published 2010


AdventureChildren/Young AdultTime-slip

In this sequel to Found, four 21st-century teens find themselves transported to the 15th century. Two of the boys, Chip and Alex, discover ...Read Review

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson

By Jerome Charyn - Published 2010


Biographical FictionLiterary

There can be few challenges more daunting for a writer than attempting to take on the voice of another writer, particularly one known ...Read Review

Desert Heritage

By Zane Grey - Published 2010



This is a revision of Grey’s first Western novel, altered by the publisher when it was released in 1910 as Heritage of the ...Read Review

Deadly Communion

By Frank Tallis - Published 2010



This is the fifth book in Frank Tallis’ detective series, set at the beginning of the 20th century. Someone is preying on women, ...Read Review

The Swan Thieves

By Elizabeth Kostova - Published 2010



An enchanting story and a deeply human experience. At the end of it, one feels compelled to paint, or write, sing or make ...Read Review

I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend

By Cora Harrison - By Susan Hellard (illus.) - Published 2010


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

This is a very readable “journal” which covers the period from February to April 1791 as written by Jane Austen’s cousin, Jane Cooper. ...Read Review

The Spies of Sobeck

By P. C. Doherty - By Paul Doherty - Published 2009Published 2010



Pharaoh Hatshepsut, or Hatusu as she is called in this novel, is facing the toppling of her throne in Egypt of 1477 BC. A ...Read Review

Remarkable Creatures

By Tracy Chevalier - Published 2009Published 2010


Biographical FictionLiterary

The author of Girl with a Pearl Earring returns with the story of an unlikely friendship between two unlikely 19th-century Englishwomen. Surviving a ...Read Review

A Country Cotillion

By Sandra Heath - Published 2010



A young widow, Elizabeth French, is just getting her life back on track as she prepares to announce her engagement to Alexander Norrington, ...Read Review