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Hunting Prince Dracula

By Kerri Maniscalco - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

Hunting Prince Dracula is the second in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco. In this installment, Audrey Rose Wadsworth and ...Read Review

The Scribe of Siena

By Melodie Winawer - Published 2017



In her debut novel, Winawer scratches one of my literary itches: plague! There is rather a shortage of decent novels about the Black ...Read Review

Daughter of a Thousand Years

By Amalia Carosella - Published 2017


This dual-timeline novel follows the stories of two women: Freydis, daughter of Erik the Red in early 11th-century Iceland; and Emma Moretti, modern ...Read Review

The Last Neanderthal

By Claire Cameron - Published 2017


The Last Neanderthal is necessary commentary on the topics of feminism, motherhood, and gender, topics that have been dogging women literally since the ...Read Review

The Trouble with Dukes

By Grace Burrowes - Published 2016



This Georgian-era romance is about Hamish MacHugh, ex-soldier of the Napoleonic Wars and reluctant, newly minted Duke of Murdoch; and Megan Windham, daughter ...Read Review

The Apothecary’s Curse

By Barbara Barnett - Published 2016



In Victorian England, apothecary Gaelan Erceldoune, whose knowledge comes from a mysterious manuscript passed down through his family for generations, is viewed with ...Read Review

The Dark Days Pact

By Alison Goodman - Published 2017


Children/Young AdultFantasy

Picking up the narrative in 1812, just a few weeks after the end of the preceding book, The Dark Days Pact jumps right back ...Read Review

Murder at Fountainbleau

By Amanda Carmack - Published 2016



Murder at Fontainebleau is the fifth installment of Carmack’s Elizabethan Mysteries. The novel opens just after the death of Kate Haywood’s ...Read Review

The Prince’s Psalm

By Eric Shaw Quinn - Published 2016



The Prince’s Psalm is, simply put, the story of the biblical David, who slew Goliath; and Jonathan, eldest son of King Saul. ...Read Review

The Jazz Files

By Fiona Veitch Smith - Published 2015



The Jazz Files was a book that I offered to review because it sounded somewhat intriguing, and I felt like I ought to ...Read Review