Kristen McDermott

Her Kind

By Niamh Boyce - Published 2019


In the opening scene of this small, intimate novel, a group of women marked with the yellow crosses of heretics is led out ...Read Review

The Chocolate Maker’s Wife

By Karen Brooks - Published 2019


Fate literally smacks pretty Rosamund Tomkins in the head as she flees her abusive stepfamily and drab life as a tavern wench in ...Read Review

Finding Dorothy

By Elizabeth Letts - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

It’s hard to imagine a more essentially American life than Maud Gage Baum’s. The wife of the author of the beloved ...Read Review

The Philosopher’s War (The Philosophers Series Book 2)

By Tom Miller - Published 2019


AdventureHistorical FantasyMilitary

Miller continues the exciting alternate World War I adventure begun in The Philosopher’s Flight, picking up where the original volume left off ...Read Review

Grievous: A Novel

By H.S. Cross - Published 2019



This intense, unwieldy, and moving narrative about lives of quiet and not-so-quiet desperation is the sequel to the critically celebrated Wilberforce, set, like ...Read Review

In Another Time: A Novel

By Jillian Cantor - Published 2019


Hanna Ginsberg awakens in the middle of a field near Berlin with no memory of how she got there. The kindly nuns who ...Read Review

Tombland (Shardlake)

By C. J. Sansom - Published 2018Published 2019



Fans of Sansom’s celebrated Tudor mysteries know that he offers far more than the standard murder mystery. His novels surround the formulaic ...Read Review

We Shall See the Sky Sparkling

By Susana Aikin - Published 2019


Lily Throop is an unusual heroine: an accomplished young actress who finds very little time actually to perform her beloved Shakespearean roles, even ...Read Review

A Far Horizon (Broken Kingdom)

By Brenda Rickman Vantrease - Published 2019



This is the sequel to Vantrease’s The Queen’s Promise, a narrative of King Charles I, Queen Henrietta Maria, and the English ...Read Review

That Churchill Woman

By Stephanie Barron - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Luminous, passionate, rebellious Jennie Churchill, Winston’s glamorous mother, has inspired many biographies and novels. The latest, by Stephanie Barron, author of the ...Read Review