A John Scognamiglio Book

The Seamstress of New Orleans

By Diane C. McPhail - Published 2022


Set in New Orleans, a bustling commercial center dominated by wealthy white men, this novel celebrates the nascent movement to empower women. The ...Read Review

A Light Beyond the Trenches

By Alan Hlad - Published 2022



In 1915 the first chemical weapons attack, loosed by the German Army at Ypres, injures German soldiers in a case of “friendly fire,” and ...Read Review

Churchill’s Secret Messenger

By Alan Hlad - Published 2021


Rose Teasdale is a typist in Room 60 deep beneath the Treasury building in London. When her supervisor comes to the room with a ...Read Review

All the Forgivenesses

By Elizabeth Hardinger - Published 2019


All the Forgivenesses is a wrenching read. It begins in dirt-poor Kentucky in 1906 and concludes in the oil boom in Kansas, a few ...Read Review

The Long Flight Home

By A.L. Hlad - By Alan Hlad - Published 2019


In September 1940, England’s war with Germany is a year old. France has surrendered, British soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk in June, and in ...Read Review

The Abolitionist’s Daughter

By Diane C. McPhail - Published 2019


In 1859, Emily Matthews is living a privileged but sheltered life. Her father, a judge, opposes slavery and has illegally educated the slaves he’...Read Review