Kristen McDermott

The Knight’s Tale (A Geoffrey Chaucer mystery, 1)

By M.J. Trow - Published 2021



Trow has written several historical mystery series, including one featuring the playwright Christopher Marlowe, so turning his attention to another English literary luminary, ...Read Review

The Family

By Naomi Krupitsky - Published 2021


There is family, and then there is Family. Krupitsky takes a familiar American narrative—growing up in the Mafia in the middle of ...Read Review

The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks (Montague Siblings, 3)

By Mackenzi Lee - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

Lee completes her award-winning trilogy about the fascinating upper-class Montague family, whose adventures take them across early 18th-century Europe and beyond. The third ...Read Review

Miss Eliza’s English Kitchen (US/CAN) / The Language of Food (UK)

By Annabel Abbs - Published 2021


The author’s love of old cookbooks has inspired a delightful imagining of the origins of the first truly famous English recipe book, ...Read Review

The Last Debutantes: A Novel

By Georgie Blalock - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

When we first meet Valerie de Vere Cole, she is living the “poor little rich girl” lifestyle. The real-life daughter of disgraced society ...Read Review

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur (The Jaipur Trilogy, 2)

By Alka Joshi - Published 2021


Joshi enjoyed terrific success with her debut novel, The Henna Artist, when it was chosen for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine book club ...Read Review


By Eli Brown - By Karin Rytter (illus.) - Published 2021


Alternate HistoryChildren/Young Adult

Brown’s fans have to wait a long time between novels, but each one is worth it. Readers who adored his award-winning “culinary ...Read Review


By Paula Martinac - Published 2021



Reading this thoughtful novel reminds today’s readers that nostalgia for the mid-20th century often glosses over the racism and sexism that ...Read Review

The Show Girl

By Nicola Harrison - Published 2021


Olive Shine is a Ziegfeld Girl, living the high life in New York City in the final moments of the pleasure-loving Roaring Twenties. ...Read Review

When We Meet Again

By Caroline Beecham - Published 2021



British book publishers during World War II had to contend, not only with the normal uncertainties of the trade, but with paper rationing, ...Read Review

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