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By Bernard Cornwell -
Published 2015Published 2016
The ninth entry in Cornwell’s Saxon Tales brings us yet another glorious tale of Uhtred, warrior extraordinaire. Though there is a fragile ...Read Review
By Janet B. Taylor -
Hope Walton was homeschooled in her small town, and she’s developed some crippling phobias. When her mother dies in an explosion thousands ...Read Review
By Anne Girard -
What a gem of a book this is! Anne Girard has taken the story of Jean Harlow, glamorous bombshell of the early days ...Read Review
By Julie Klassen -
Hannah Rogers had been earning a living as a lady’s companion to Lady Marianna Mayfield when she unexpectedly left her post. With ...Read Review
By Sara Donati -
Cousins Anna and Sophie Savard are physicians in New York City in 1883, determined to serve their patients and bring a better life to ...Read Review
By Renee Rosen -
Jordan Walsh has been hired on as a journalist for the Chicago Tribune, and she’s eager to make her mark and tackle ...Read Review
By Lauren Willig -
Rachel Woodley is working as a governess in 1920s Paris when she receives word that her mother is very ill, so she rushes ...Read Review
By Robert Randisi -
In this tenth installment of Randisi’s fun Rat Pack Mysteries, our favorite pit boss, Eddie Gianelli, is asked to help out yet ...Read Review
Abigail Foster’s family has fallen on hard times financially, finding themselves needing to leave their fashionable London home and move to a ...Read Review
By Susanna Kearsley -
Amateur code-breaker Sara Thomas is engaged to decipher a cryptic journal left behind by Mary Dundas more than three hundred years previously. Sara’...Read Review
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