Janice Ottersberg

Beyond the Bay

By Rebecca Burns - Published 2018


Isobel and her husband Brendan left England to make a new life in New Zealand, but after ten years of struggling they have ...Read Review

In Search of Brigid Coltrane

By Seamus Beirne - Published 2018



It is 1941 in Ireland; Peter Coltrane and his young daughter, Brigid, are fishing in Loch Gorm when they witness the executions of two ...Read Review

The Irishman’s Daughter

By V. S. Alexander - Published 2019



Closest to Briana’s heart is the wild sea and land of County Mayo, Ireland. Her father, Brian Walsh, is the land agent ...Read Review

The Widows

By Jess Montgomery - Published 2019


It is 1925 when we meet Lily Ross as she is cleaning out a jail cell in preparation for the new prisoner her husband ...Read Review

How Did I Get Here?

By Jane Marlow - Published 2018


In 1854 Russia, young medical student Andrey Rozhdestvensky is struggling with hunger and in great need of clothing and shoes. The government makes medical ...Read Review

In Your Hands

By Inês Pedrosa (trans. Andrea Rosenberg) - Published 2018



Three generations of Portuguese women narrate their stories, beginning in 1935 during Salazar’s authoritarian regime. Jenny, the grandmother, writes in her journals of ...Read Review

The Mountain (The Valley Trilogy)

By Helen Bryan - Published 2018



This second novel in Helen Bryan’s Valley Trilogy begins in 1783 with some time overlap with the first in the series, The Valley, ...Read Review


By Anne Milano Appel (trans.) - By Luce D'eramo - Published 2018Published c1979


Biographical FictionLiterary

Deviation is a 1979 Italian autobiographical novel now translated in English.  Luce D’Eramo comes from a privileged, fascist Italian family.  In 1944 at the ...Read Review

Edith’s War

By Andrew Smith - Published 2018


This novel tells the story of England’s internment of Italian civilians during WWII and weaves a love story into the plot. In 1940, ...Read Review

A Question of Trust

By Penny Vincenzi - Published 2018



Penny Vincenzi has written another drama of numerous interlinked characters in her final novel, which takes place in London between 1936 and 1955. We follow ...Read Review

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