Kristen McDermott

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

Our Woman in Moscow

By Beatriz Williams - Published 2021



Williams has a gift for taking time-honored romance tropes – doomed love affairs, rebellious ingenues, disillusioned spouses, louche aristocrats, pretend husbands – and giving them ...Read Review

Better Luck Next Time

By Julia Claiborne Johnson - Published 2021


This clever evocation of Hollywood screwball comedies has “soon to be a major motion picture” written all over it, and if Tom Hanks ...Read Review

The Last Night in London

By Karen White - Published 2021



White’s Southern novels are beloved bestsellers, and in this historical outing, she introduces a refugee from the close-knit Walton, Georgia community she ...Read Review

Water Sight (Last of the Gifted)

By Marie Powell - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

Powell’s Last of the Gifted series covers a slice of history already immortalized in Sharon Kay Penman’s Welsh Trilogy and Edith ...Read Review

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