Pamela Ferrell Ortega

The Grammarian

By Annapurna Potluri - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

This spellbinding novel is set in colonial India of 1911. It tells the story of Alexandre Lautens, a young French linguist from the Sorbonne, ...Read Review

The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

By Rita Leganski - Published 2013

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Leganski has created a tale filled with the languid charm and mysticism of the Louisiana bayou. Her story of little Bonaventure, born posthumously ...Read Review

The Orphanmaster

By Jean Zimmerman - Published 2012

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Jean Zimmerman has written a fascinating saga of early Manhattan Island – part mystery, part horror story, and part love story – in which every ...Read Review

The Shoemaker’s Wife

By Adriana Trigiani - Published 2012

Genres:

Saga

This sprawling history begins in the Italian Alps in the early 20th century. It takes a while for teenaged Ciro and Enza to ...Read Review

Restoration

By Olaf Olafsson - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

Restoration looks compassionately at the life of a young English expatriate who, in the decade preceding World War II, impulsively marries a somewhat ...Read Review

Remember Ben Clayton

By Stephen Harrigan - Published 2011

Genres:

LiteraryWestern

What a thoughtful, psychologically penetrating novel this is. The action begins in a terrifying battle near the end of World War I in ...Read Review

I Gave My Heart to Know This

By Ellen Baker - Published 2011

Genres:

LiterarySaga

This multigenerational saga takes us from the female shipbuilding welders of Rosie the Riveter fame during World War II to the great-granddaughter of ...Read Review

Rules of Civility

By Amor Towles - Published 2011

Genres:

Saga

  As a debut novel, Rules of Civility is a tour de force. Breathtaking in its capture of 1938 New York City, both its ...Read Review

The Girl in the Gatehouse

By Julie Klassen - Published 2010

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

Basing her book on several elements and characters of Austen novels and on Jane’s life itself, Klassen combines numerous characters, situations, and ...Read Review

The Winter Ghosts

By Kate Mosse - Published 2011

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/CrimeTime-slip

The Winter Ghosts is a thrilling mystery and fantasy.  Ten years after the end of World War I, Freddie Watson is unable to ...Read Review