Kathryn Johnson

No Job for a Lady

By Carol McCleary - Published 2014


As with others of McCleary’s novels that feature intrepid young reporter Nellie Bly, this installment blends history with fantasy in a fun ...Read Review

Chateau of Secrets

By Melanie Dobson - Published 2014



Dobson’s latest historical novel for Christian imprint Howard Books features an appealing dual timeframe. In 1940 Normandy, young noblewoman Gisele Duchant waits in ...Read Review

Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War

By Amanda Vaill - Published 2014



Throw a love story into a war zone, and you’ll likely have a riveting tale. Toss in Ernest Hemingway and base it ...Read Review

The Anatomy Lesson

By Nina Siegal - Published 2014



Offering a glimpse into a distant place and era often requires a sleight-of-hand trick or two from writers. They produce the flavor of ...Read Review

Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography, a True Story of Genius and Rivalry

By Helen Rappaport - By Roger Watson - Published 2014



In the 1830s the world was enamored with science and the new inventions, technologies, discoveries (real and fraudulent) that appeared daily. No science ...Read Review

Not I: Memoirs of a German Childhood

By Joachim Fest - By Martin Chalmers (trans.) - Published 2014



Joachim Fest’s last book is in many ways the most intimate of all of his revered journalistic writings and book-length nonfiction. Although ...Read Review

The Valley of Amazement

By Amy Tan - Published 2013



If you are interested in immersing yourself in the elaborate culture of the Chinese courtesan’s life of the early 20th century, then ...Read Review

The Winter People

By Jennifer McMahon - Published 2014



Literary thriller, ghost story, disturbing tale of family bonds and dark deeds, historical novel – all of these apply to McMahon’s latest chilling ...Read Review

The Wily O’Reilly Irish Country Stories

By Patrick Taylor - Published 2014


Short Stories

Between writing seven popular novels of Irish life, Patrick Taylor – Ireland-born physician, sailor and medical researcher – has been weaving brief humorous tales about ...Read Review

The Kept

By James Scott - Published 2014



James Scott’s debut novel is far from the work of a novice. After earning a fistful of honors for his short fiction ...Read Review