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The Rebel Wife

By Taylor M. Polites - Published 2012


“I know that Eli is dying.” The opening line of this debut novel by Taylor M. Polites is intriguing, and the initial thought ...Read Review

The Forest Laird

By Jack Whyte - Published 2012


AdventureBiographical Fiction

Being Scotch-Irish and fascinated with the history of Scotland, I was happy to have the opportunity to read and review Jack Whyte’s ...Read Review

The Snow Child

By Eowyn Ivey - Published 2012



This story opens in Alaska in 1920. The main characters, Mabel and Jack, are a childless middle-aged couple who have left the city to ...Read Review

Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont

By Jason Karlawish - Published 2011


Biographical Fiction

Dr. William Beaumont did not realize right away that the gunshot blast that blew a hole in the side of Alexis St. Martin ...Read Review

The Book of Lost Fragrances

By M.J. Rose - Published 2012



Jac L’Etoile and her brother, Robbie, are heirs to the House of L’Etoile, a famous perfumery that has been a part ...Read Review

Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War

By Tony Horwitz - Published 2011



With his raid and subsequent hanging in 1859, John Brown was despised as a madman in the South and revered as a patriot in ...Read Review

Whispers in the Sand

By Barbara Erskine - Published 2009Published 2011



After a 14-year stint as a trophy wife, Anna Fox is recently divorced and at loose ends. Her great-aunt Phyllis suggests that Anna ...Read Review

The Lantern

By Deborah Lawrenson - Published 2011



The prologue to this novel leads you to believe that it may be a takeoff on Du Maurier’s Rebecca, but this wonderful ...Read Review


By Charles Frazier - Published 2011



One of my favorite lines in Nightwoods is: “Luce was not much maternal.” She is young, single, and childless, but by the time ...Read Review

City of Ash

By Megan Chance - Published 2011


The latest novel from seasoned writer Megan Chance is a story of two women at opposite ends of the social spectrum. Geneva “Ginny” ...Read Review