By Adam Slutsky - By Pat Croce - Published 2015


AdventureChildren/Young AdultNautical

A teenage boy in 1685 England inherits a mysterious box that takes three keys to open. He only has one, and he can’t ...Read Review

Lemon Blossoms

By Nina Romano - Published 2016



This dual point-of-view novel (told by Angelica and her mother) relates the story of Angelica Domenico, a 19th-century Italian girl who grows into ...Read Review

The Secret Language of Women

By Nina Romano - Published 2015


It’s a dangerous time in late 1800s China. The Dowager Empress Cixi secretly supports the violent attacks on foreigners by the Society ...Read Review

Rainbows on the Moon

By Barbara Wood - Published 2014



The enticing setting for Barbara Wood’s latest entertaining epic, the tropical splendor of old Hawaii, is a strong selling point. Her heroines’ ...Read Review

The Serpent and the Staff

By Barbara Wood - Published 2013


It is 1450 B.C.E. in Ugarit, Syria, and past time for Leah to be betrothed. Born into a family with royal blood, ...Read Review

The Divining

By Barbara Wood - Published 2012


Barbara Wood’s newest historical, about a woman’s spiritual journey through the 1st-century Roman world, is a mixed effort. The segmented approach ...Read Review