Rebecca Kightlinger

The Postmistress of Paris

By Meg Waite Clayton - Published 2021


“That was something she’d learned early: when to draw attention to herself and when to avoid it. Evanston rules.” Paris, 1938. A decade ...Read Review

Olav Audunssøn: Providence

By Sigrid Undset - By Tiina Nunnally (trans.) - Published 2021



Olav Audunssøn: Providence is Tiina Nunnally’s new translation of Book Two of Sigrid Undset’s lauded Audunssøn series. Originally published ...Read Review

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive

By Lucy Adlington - Published 2021



“Selection is such an innocent word out of context.” In the 1940s it was not selection that was innocent, but those selected: unmarried ...Read Review


By Cristina Sanders - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

In 1841, nineteen-year-old Edward Jerningham Wakefield arrives on New Zealand’s shores brimming with energy and tasked with acquiring territory for the New Zealand ...Read Review

Blood and Silver

By Vali Benson - Published 2020


Children/Young AdultWestern

Fate has dealt twelve-year-old Carissa Beaumont a bad hand. After cholera claimed her father and brother in 1876, laudanum sank its hooks into her ...Read Review

In the Lion’s Den (The House of Falconer Series, 2)

By Barbara Taylor Bradford - Published 2020



In the Lion’s Den, Book Two of the House of Falconer series, opens in London, 1889, with James Lionel Falconer about to face ...Read Review

Florence Adler Swims Forever

By Rachel Beanland - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Atlantic City, 1934. On a fine June day, Florence Adler, training to swim the English Channel, dives into the ocean and disappears beneath the ...Read Review

The Great Game: The Story of the First Oil War

By Togrul Bagirov - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

The Great Game is a fictionalized account of the Nobels—brothers Robert, Alfred, and Ludvig, and Ludvig’s son Emanuel—innovators and relentless ...Read Review

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

By Kim Michele Richardson - Published 2019


“‘Right there’ll do it.’ Pa fussed one last time with the slide on the courting candle, then finally placed the timekeeper on ...Read Review

The Devil Aspect

By Craig Russell - Published 2019



Prague, 1935. Hrad Orlů Asylum, an ancient hilltop fortress reputedly built to plug the mouth of Hell, once imprisoned the demonic Jan of the ...Read Review