Laura Staley

Mandarin: A Novel of Vietnam

By John Haven - Published 2007


Born in the late 19th century, Bach is the cherished oldest son of a patrician Vietnamese family. His is a divided world: nobles ...Read Review

The Shepherd Lord

By George Peter Algar - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

Set in England during the Wars of the Roses, this is a fictional account of a real-life romantic saga. After the 1461 Battle of ...Read Review

Circle of Dishonor

By Gwen Mayo - Published 2010


Nessa Donnelly has been masquerading as her brother for fourteen years. It’s a deception that could get her hanged in 1880s Lexington, ...Read Review

Jazz Girl: A Novel of Mary Lou Williams and Her Early Life

By Sarah Bruce Kelly - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

Mary Lou Williams was poor, black, and born to an alcoholic and abusive single mother. She was unfashionably dark-skinned, stuttered, and had frightening ...Read Review

A War of Her Own

By Sylvia Dickey Smith - Published 2010


Bea Meade is a woman of her times in Orange, Texas, 1943 and has never worked outside the home. Her parents are dead, and ...Read Review

The Hadrian Enigma: A Forbidden History

By George Gardiner - Published 2010



A fair-haired young man, dressed in rich ceremonial armor, is found dead in the Nile River. When he is identified, everyone realizes the ...Read Review

The India Road

By Peter Wibaux - Published 2009



As a small country with a population of less than one million in the 1490s, Portugal seems to be an unlikely candidate to ...Read Review