May B.

By Caroline Rose Starr - Published 2012


Children/Young AdultWestern

Twelve-year-old Mavis Elizabeth Betterly (May B.) is a Kansas prairie pioneer girl, whose parents send her to a neighboring homestead to help out – “...Read Review

The Crown

By Nancy Bilyeau - Published 2012



Nancy Bilyeau’s debut novel begins in London in 1537, where the narrator, Joanna Stafford, a novice nun, breaks the sacred rule of enclosure ...Read Review

Reefs and Shoals

By Dewey Lambdin - Published 2012



I have sailed with Alan Lewrie, R.N., on sixteen voyages before Reefs and Shoals and was as eager to embark for the ...Read Review

The Duke Is Mine

By Eloisa James - Published 2011Published 2012



James’ most recent fairytale-inspired Regency romance features a plot that reaches beyond reimagining the classic Princess and the Pea tale. The fun begins ...Read Review

All the Flowers in Shanghai

By Duncan Jepson - Published 2012


One of this book’s discussion questions asks if it’s surprising it was written by a man, given its first-person female narrative. ...Read Review

Titanic Tragedy

By John Maxtone-Graham - Published 2012



April 15, 2012, marks a sad centennial: the sinking of the Titanic. Interest has never waned in this preventable tragedy, and John Maxtone-Graham’s nonfiction ...Read Review

The Deepest Sin

By Caroline Richards - Published 2012



A scholar who specializes in the Rosetta Stone, Lady Meredith Woolcott is ahead of her times. Fiercely independent, she journeys to Egypt in ...Read Review

Little Bones

By Janette Jenkins - Published 2012


Jane Stretch is fifteen and crippled when her questionable parents and pretty older sister abandon her at the mercy of their latest landlady. ...Read Review

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

By Kristina McMorris - Published 2012


This wonderful World War II novel is written with a wealth of insight that, presumably, comes from the author’s own experiences growing ...Read Review

Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure

By Julia Flynn Siler - Published 2012



This book covers an ambitious amount of ground — biography, cultural history, treatise on American imperialism, and comment on today’s corporate culture. Siler ...Read Review