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Pelican Girls

By Julia Malye - Published 2024

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Pelican Girls tells a vivid and potent story of women first discarded by society then sent as brides to shore up the floundering ...Read Review

The Traitor’s Wife

By Sarah Steele - Published 2023

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Saga

Naples was the first European city outside the Soviet Union to be liberated from the Germans in WW2.  It set the pattern for ...Read Review

The Air Raid Book Club

By Annie Lyons - Published 2023

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Saga

At one level this is another feel-good book about the resilience of the British people during the wartime bombardment, not just the Blitz ...Read Review

The Paris Deception

By Bryn Turnbull - Published 2023

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During WW2, Paris was filled with German military forces. Some focused on more than warfare – they saw potential for personal profit from selling ...Read Review

The Housekeepers

By Alex Hay - Published 2023

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Mystery/Crime

Only a few weeks after the death of her father, Miss de Vries nonetheless decides to hold an elaborate costume ball in her ...Read Review

The Housekeepers

By Alex Hay - Published 2023

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This book might have been more appropriately titled “The Housekeepers’ Revenge.”  It is an historical fantasy, in the sense that the servant classes ...Read Review

The Air Raid Book Club

By Annie Lyons - Published 2023

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Saga

Lyons draws on her experience as a bookseller and her love of reading in this story set in her hometown area of South ...Read Review

Promises of the Runes

By Christina Courtenay - Published 2023

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RomanceTime-slip

Courtenay is without a doubt the Queen of Viking Romance. Along with several other time-slip romances, Courtenay has now written five books in ...Read Review

The Birdcage Library

By Freya Berry - Published 2023

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Mystery/CrimeThriller

If you like Gothic novels, this is a feast.  There are no paranormal elements (except a brief hint in the epilogue), but we ...Read Review

Coronation Year

By Jennifer Robson - Published 2023

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Canadian author Jennifer Robson sets her newest novel in postwar Britain. It is 1953, Elizabeth II’s coronation year. As in Robson’s best-selling ...Read Review

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