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The Thread Collectors

By Alyson Richman - Published 2022


Focused mostly on New Orleans in 1863 and 1864, this novel follows the lives of people of color during the Civil War. William, a talented ...Read Review

The German Wife

By Kelly Rimmer - Published 2022


In 1950, Sofie and her children leave war-ravaged Berlin for Huntsville, Alabama, where they are reunited with Sofie’s husband, Jürgen, whom Sophie ...Read Review

A Lullaby for Witches

By Hester Fox - Published 2022



Fox’s dual-timeline (present/1870s) thriller fits into what is fast becoming a subgenre of American historical fiction: Witches Return, Havoc Descends. Meek, ...Read Review

The Last Daughter

By Nicola Cornick - Published 2021



Young and vivacious Caitlin went missing in mysterious circumstances over a decade ago. Since then her twin sister, Serena, has struggled to put ...Read Review

The Bookseller’s Secret: A Novel of Nancy Mitford and WWII

By Michelle Gable - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

Scenes switch evenly between Katie, a self-doubting American writer who takes a break in London at Christmastime; and the world of Nancy Mitford, ...Read Review

The Warsaw Orphan: A WWII Novel

By Kelly Rimmer - Published 2021


The year is 1942, and Elzbieta is living with her adoptive parents in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. She knows that there is an enclosed area overcrowded ...Read Review

The Chanel Sisters: A Novel

By Judithe Little - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Most people have heard of the legendary Coco Chanel, but few know about her sisters, Antoinette and Julia-Berthe. This is the story of ...Read Review

The Orphan of Cemetery Hill

By Hester Fox - Published 2020


Orphans Alice and Tabby flee to Boston in 1844 to escape their aunt and uncle, charlatans who prey on the bereaved, claiming to be ...Read Review

Hedy’s War (UK) / The Girl from the Channel Islands (US)

By Jenny Lecoat - Published 2020Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

After fleeing from Vienna to Jersey after the Anschluss, Hedy Bercu finds herself trapped and in danger once more when the Germans invade ...Read Review

Truths I Never Told You

By Kelly Rimmer - Published 2020


Beth Walsh never expected to feel so overwhelmed after the birth of her long-awaited son. With her beloved father’s health in rapid ...Read Review