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By Vanessa Riley -
Hayti (Haiti) became a sovereign nation in 1804, free of slavery, after defeating Napoleon’s forces. The formerly enslaved now rule the new nation. ...Read Review
By Stephen P. Kiernan -
After the end of World War II, as France celebrates and begins to recover, a Frenchman named Asher grieves in the seaside town ...Read Review
By Annie Lyons -
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
By Jennifer Chiaverini -
With Great Britain’s involvement in the Great War ramping up, April Tipton, a housemaid, and Lucy Dempsey, a housewife whose architect husband ...Read Review
By Charles Todd -
Thirteenth in the well-loved Bess Crawford series, The Cliff’s Edge is set in 1919 postwar England. WWI overshadows the lives of these characters, ...Read Review
By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni -
Priya and her sisters, Jamini and Deepa, have come of age as India is on the verge of its independence. Secure in her ...Read Review
By Lauren Willig -
Set during the Greco-Turkish War of 1897 and the Spanish-American War of 1898, Two Wars and a Wedding is the story of Betsy Hayes, a ...Read Review
By Molly Greeley -
Before the much-loved tale of Beauty and the Beast came the actual life of Petrus Gonsalvus, who was brought from the Canary Islands ...Read Review
By Janie Chang -
This elegantly written novel follows the travails of two young women in France as the country is torn by World War I. Pauline ...Read Review
By Caroline Scott -
Published 2022Published 2023
In the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1932, Stella Douglas is a jobbing writer for a women’s magazine and the author of a ...Read Review
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