Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart

By Claire Harman - Published 2016



The author of Jane Eyre, fiery? As Harman fleshes out Charlotte, her siblings, her home, her writing, the answer is a resounding “yes.” ...Read Review

Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

By Louisa Thomas - Published 2016



Drawing on letters, diaries, and other primary sources, historian Louisa Thomas has painted an in-depth picture of a woman whose place in American ...Read Review

Mrs. Bennet Has Her Say

By Jane Juska - Published 2016


1785. How did Mrs. Bennet, made famous in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, become the “woman of mean understanding, little information and uncertain ...Read Review

Spilt Milk

By Amanda Hodgkinson - Published 2014


The Marsh sisters, Nellie and Vivian, are inseparable until the great flood of 1913 brings a charismatic but unreliable stranger to their isolated cottage ...Read Review


By Livi Michael - Published 2015



Livi Michael returns to her Wars of the Roses saga, begun in Succession (HNR 71). It is the summer of 1462. Edward, Earl of March, ...Read Review

The Tea Planter’s Wife

By Dinah Jefferies - Published 2015Published 2016Published 2016-09-13


Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a tea plantation owner and is keen to join him in Ceylon. She seems at ease with ...Read Review

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding

By Jackie Copleton - Published 2015


On August 9, 1945, Amaterasu Takahashi was late in meeting her daughter, Yuko, in Nagasaki’s Catholic cathedral; her tardiness saved her life, as the ...Read Review

Wars of the Roses: Margaret of Anjou

By Conn Iggulden - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

Conn Iggulden has written a spellbinding novel about England’s York and Lancaster families. Theirs is a war fueled by the fact that ...Read Review

Miss Emily

By Nuala O’Connor - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

In this novel, Emily Dickinson is not a dark, morose woman, but a spritely thirty-something wishing for more time to ponder her thoughts ...Read Review

The Last Bookaneer

By Matthew Pearl - Published 2015



Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club, has created a unique literary adventure. For over a century, non-restrictive copyright laws have allowed the ...Read Review