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By Melinda Taub -
This historical fantasy is a variation on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in which the youngest Bennet sister is transformed into a ...Read Review
By Janika Oza -
The history of Indians who lived in East Africa may be little known, but there are still many alive today who were sent ...Read Review
By Amiee Gibbs -
With atmospherically rich effect, Amiee Gibbs’s The Carnivale of Curiosities combines gothic Victorian historical with dark fantasy. Among entertainments offered in Gibbs’...Read Review
By Josh Weiss -
In an alternate 1952, Joseph McCarthy, architect of the communist-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee, becomes President amid a wave of postwar xenophobia and antisemitism. ...Read Review
By Emily Hourican -
The second in the Glorious Guinness Girls series finds Aileen, Maureen and Oonagh greeting the new decade of the 1930s in various locations (...Read Review
By Ruth Druart -
The four-year occupation of France by the Germans in WW2 must be one of the most intensively fictionalised episodes in history. It takes ...Read Review
By Phong Nguyen -
Based on the lives of the legendary Trung Sisters, Bronze Drum opens in 36 CE in a land of Viet people striving to keep ...Read Review
By Diana Giovinazzo -
Charlotte, born Maria Carolina to Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa, tells her story in this biographical novel. Her sister, Marie Antoinette, was the ...Read Review
By Sandra Brown -
In the small Texas town of Foley in 1920, Prohibition is in full swing, and so are the moonshine wars as a young widow ...Read Review
By Emily Hourican -
Aileen, Maureen and Oonagh are the glorious Guinness girls, members of the dynastic brewing family, and part of the Bright Young Things, a ...Read Review
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