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By Jennifer Helen Harkness -
The Queen’s Legacy is the second volume of the two-volume Saxon Blood Royal. Volume I, The Uncrowned King, followed the fortunes of ...Read Review
By Robert Josef Konig -
Spanning the years 1923 to 1939, the novel has a title that clearly reveals the author’s intentions. The aim of the book is to ...Read Review
By Ellie Midwood -
Emilia is a Jewish teenager volunteering in a Polish hospital during WWII. When the Germans first take control of her city, life isn’...Read Review
By Jay Prasad -
This well-researched novel covers in great detail life in Berlin from just before the Russian invasion until after the Nuremberg Trials. Our protagonist, ...Read Review
By Dixie Distler -
When the star appears in Bethlehem to announce Jesus’s miraculous birth, Tabor is just a baby. His parents befriend Joseph and Mary, ...Read Review
By Beth Camp -
Evicted from her family’s land in Scotland in 1842, Catriona McDonnell is reluctant to be separated from her husband, Dougal, to the extent ...Read Review
By J. Lynn Else -
In this prequel to The Forgotten: Aten’s Last Queen, Else focuses on Merytaten, daughter of the Heretic Pharaoh. Merytaten narrates a tale ...Read Review
By Ruth Downie -
Ruso, a Roman army medic living a life of bucolic domesticity with the family of his British wife, receives a desperate plea from ...Read Review
By Catherine Kullmann -
Writing good historical romance is an art. While often dismissed as being light on historical details and heavy on the romance, a good ...Read Review
By Roy Stedall-Humphryes -
This is Book One of the Bellême series. Books Two and Three have already been published. In this fast-paced story filled with ...Read Review
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