Eileen Charbonneau

Tita’s Diary (Like Water for Chocolate)

By Laura Esquivel - Published 2020



Have you ever wondered how the story of Cinderella might have turned out, had the prince married one of Cinderella’s sisters? Tita’...Read Review

Red Sky Over Hawaii: A Novel

By Sara Ackerman - Published 2020


World War II is up close and personal for Lana Hitchcock in the December 1941 setting of Red Sky Over Hawaii. A young betrayed ...Read Review

The Magic in Changing Your Stars

By Leah Henderson - Published 2020


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

This time-slip novel for middle-grade readers inhabits the modern small-town life of eleven-year-old Ailey, then sends him, by way of magic, to the 1939 ...Read Review

Moondrop Miracle (Windy City Hearts)

By Jennifer Lamont Leo - Published 2020


Inspirational Romance

This Christian historical novel begins in Chicago, 1928. It follows the tribulations of socialite Connie Shepherd, who is about to marry into an even ...Read Review

When They Made Us Leave

By Annette Oppenlander - Published 2019


A seldom-told story of World War II involves what happened to children too young to serve but old enough to understand and experience ...Read Review

Overground Railroad

By Lesa Cline-Ransome - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

The award-winning writer/illustrator team (Before She Was Harriet) explores the Depression-era story of the Great Migration in a stunning picture book. “We ...Read Review

His Most Italian City

By Margaret Walker - Published 2019



Trieste is the city in question, but the smaller Adriatic city of Cittanova also figures prominently in this 1928-set historical novel. Mussolini wants ...Read Review

Daughter of the Reich (US) / People Like Us (UK)

By Louise Fein - Published 2020


This story of star-crossed lovers in Leipzig, Germany during 1929-1939 begins with Hetty Heinrich as a child being rescued from drowning by her ...Read Review

The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America’s Revolution

By Tom Shachtman - Published 2020



Author Shachtman (How the French Saved America) dispels more myths of the Revolutionary and early Federal period in this study of finances and ...Read Review

Don’t Tell the Nazis

By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

1941 Ukraine is the setting for this harrowing story told through one pre-teen’s eyes.  Krystia has already had her share of troubles.  Her ...Read Review