An Act of Love

By Carol Drinkwater - Published 2021


Inspired by an extraordinary true story, An Act of Love follows Sara who, with her parents, finds refuge in a lovely but dilapidated ...Read Review

The Tuscan Contessa

By Dinah Jefferies - Published 2020


This novel opens on a shuttered square on a summer evening in 1944; three crows appear, one after the other, a bad omen. Set ...Read Review

The Missing Sister

By Dinah Jefferies - Published 2019



The bestselling author of The Tea Planter’s Wife has written another historical mystery featuring complex family relationships, love, and betrayal. Annabelle (Belle) ...Read Review

Home Fires and Spitfires (Wartime Midwives Series)

By Daisy Styles - Published 2020



It is 1940 and, after recent upheavals, Mother and Baby Home Mary Vale in the Lake District is ready to receive new patients. These ...Read Review

The Secret Guests

By Benjamin Black - Published 2020



Booker prize-winning Irish author John Banville has written this novel under the pen name he uses for his popular “Quirke” crime novels, to ...Read Review

The Wartime Midwives (Wartime Midwives Series)

By Daisy Styles - Published 2019


‘We came in shame to a home for women and babies, to give birth hidden away from society’. 1939, and single girls giving birth ...Read Review

Loch of the Dead

By Oscar de Muriel - Published 2018Published 2019



In this suspenseful Gothic novel set in Scotland in 1889, Ian Frey and ‘Nine Nails’ McGray face an evil that challenges their detective skills ...Read Review

The Liverpool Nightingales (The Nursing Series)

By Kate Eastham - Published 2019


Starting her story in 1870 and moving the location to a deprived area of Liverpool, the latest offering from Kate Eastham sees another group ...Read Review

Mandodari: Queen of Lanka

By Manini J. Anandani - Published 2018



In mythological times in India, an apsara is enamored with the god Shiva, who seduces her. Although it enrages his consort, Parvati, who ...Read Review

The Dante Chamber

By Matthew Pearl - Published 2018



On a midwinter’s eve in 1870, Jasper Morton, Member of Parliament, staggers under a rock he’s carrying, collapses in a seedy London ...Read Review

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