Martha Hoffman

Tremors through Time

By Anastasia Abboud - Published 2022



Lachlann An Damh, a farmer in 14th-century Scotland, has just lost his family to the plague when an earthquake sends him scrambling. Deidre ...Read Review

The Lady of Zamalek

By Ashraf El-Ashmawi - By Peter Daniel (trans.) - Published 2021


In 1920s Cairo, ambitious young Abbas rises to power in the shadowy underworlds of prostitution and construction. After getting involved in the murder ...Read Review

The Books of Jacob

By Jennifer Croft (trans.) - By Olga Tokarczuk - Published 2022



In mid-18th century Poland, a messianic figure emerges in a small Jewish community. It says something about this book that this character ...Read Review

Murder at Beaulieu Abbey (An Abbess of Meaux mystery, 11)

By Cassandra Clark - Published 2021



In late 14th-century England, Cistercian nun Hildegard of Meaux is sent by her superior to the Abbey of Beaulieu to observe where the ...Read Review

Of Sword and Shadow

By A. L. Sowards - Published 2021



In 1397, in the Greek city of Thebes, a nameless slave is employed by her master in a variety of schemes ranging from stealing ...Read Review

The London Restoration

By Rachel Mcmillan - Published 2020


Inspirational Romance

Diana Foyle and Brent Somerville have been married four years but have never really lived together. They said their vows during World War ...Read Review

A Life Once Dreamed

By Rachel Fordham - Published 2020


Inspirational RomanceWestern

Agnes Pratt has gotten used to her work as a teacher in 1880s Dakota Territory. She fled a pampered life – and her childhood ...Read Review

A Witch in Time

By Constance Sayers - Published 2020



In 21st-century Washington DC, Helen Lambert is going through a divorce when she meets Luke Varner, a mysterious stranger who seems to know ...Read Review

Love Without End: A Story of Heloise and Abelard

By Melvyn Bragg - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

In 12th-century Paris, a learned young woman named Heloise is tutored by the famed philosopher Abelard. The teacher and student soon become lovers, ...Read Review

Marley: A Novel

By Jon Clinch - Published 2019


Marley was not dead, to begin with. This novel undoes the famous first line of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, presenting the story of ...Read Review