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The Plot to Kill a Queen

By Deborah Hopkinson - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

Emilia Bassano, a real-life young lute player in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, loves the theater and music and wishes she could ...Read Review

In the Tunnel

By Julie Lee - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

In The Tunnel is set in North Korea after the Japanese liberation in 1945 and at the onset of the conflict between North and ...Read Review

The Book Spy

By Alan Hlad - Published 2023


Based on the true stories of librarians who worked as spies during WWII, The Book Spy details the mission of Maria Alves to ...Read Review

Sparrows in the Wind

By Gail Carson Levine - Published 2022


Children/Young AdultEpic

A powerful retelling of the fall of Troy, Sparrows in the Wind brings readers into the world of Cassandra and her hope to ...Read Review

Indelible Link

By Juni Fisher - Published 2022


The Louisiana Gulf Coast in the 1940s and 50s, a traveling circus, tattooed performers… all the settings for a potentially bucolic tale.  Instead, ...Read Review


By Patricia Hopper - Published 2015


Patricia Hopper swings us from America to Ireland with a comfortable, confident pen in Kilpara, the story of the O’Donovans and their ...Read Review

The Wiregrass

By Pam Webber - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

A sweltering, Southern small town summer is the backdrop for a tale that is as rich and dense as the kudzu and wiregrass ...Read Review

Mesmer’s Disciple

By Edward Swanson - Published 2012



A dark tale with a building sense of the eerie, Mesmer’s Disciple moves from the street violence of mid-19th Century New ...Read Review

Lark Farm – In Flanders Field

By Peter C. Johnson - Published 2012



Short, charming, and captivating, Lark Farm is a delightful tale of a retired Scotland Yard inspector who decides to take a cycling trip ...Read Review

God’s Forge

By Patrick Dorsey - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

God’s Forge tells the tale of the Knights Templar, recently returned from the Crusades and currently stationed in Paris. Unfortunately, King Philip’...Read Review