A Single Thread

By Tracy Chevalier - Published 2019


1932. Violet Speedwell is one of the “surplus women” created by the deaths of so many English men during the Great War. Her fiancé ...Read Review

The Sweetest Fruits

By Monique Truong - Published 2019


Three distinctive, remarkable women narrate Truong’s third novel. They never meet, but their lives are interconnected, and subtly influenced by one another’...Read Review

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

By Sara Collins - Published 2019


It is 1826, and in London, a former Jamaican slave, Frannie Langton, is working as a servant to Mr and Mrs Benham, a highly ...Read Review

After the Party

By Cressida Connolly - Published 2018Published 2019


Phyllis Forrester lives a sheltered life in Sussex in 1938, devoted to her children and taking care to appease her tyrannical husband, Hugh. Phyllis’...Read Review

Leading Men

By Christopher Castellani - Published 2019


Biographical FictionLiterary

Leading Men achieves what historical fiction does best. Taking the spotlight from the famous protagonists in history, the novel projects its luminous beam ...Read Review


By David R. Gillham - Published 2019


Alternate HistoryBiographical Fiction

How we all wish that she had survived. That bright-eyed and brave child diarist, whose candid, wise-beyond-her years journal of her undercover exile ...Read Review

Whiskey When We’re Dry

By John Larison - Published 2018



In 1885, seventeen-year-old Jesse Harney becomes orphaned and lives alone on her family’s homestead. She has a brother, Noah, five years her senior, ...Read Review

Time’s Convert

By Deborah Harkness - Published 2018



Phoebe Taylor and Marcus Whitmore (aka Marcus MacNeil) wish to be married. But first, Phoebe needs to be reborn—she’s to become ...Read Review

The Sapphire Widow

By Dinah Jefferies - Published 2018


The breathtaking scenery of Ceylon is the true hero of this novel, as the descriptions of its verdant hills, turquoise seas, ancient estates, ...Read Review

The Game of Hope

By Sandra Gulland - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

At the close of the French Revolution, fifteen-year-old Hortense de Beauharnais—step-daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte—is attending Madame Campan’s Institute for Girls, ...Read Review

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