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By Richard C. Waring -
The oddly didactic title of Richard Waring’s Secrets, Lies, and Murder in Ancient Rome (let’s hope future editions have a title ...Read Review
By Jessica Cale -
Virtue’s Lady, the second volume in Jessica Cale’s Southwark Saga, resumes the story of beautiful young Lady Jane Ramsey. She has ...Read Review
By Valerie Fletcher Adolph -
Three very different women encounter the roughest aspects of the New World when their ‘bride ship’ arrives at the gold rush town of ...Read Review
By Marie Silk -
Mary Davenport, the 22-year-old protagonist of Marie Silk’s Davenport House (the first in a series by the same name), is a cloistered ...Read Review
By Joy Fowler -
Joy Fowler’s enormous, sprawling epic Mami of the Mountain mostly takes place in the backwoods and poor but picturesque hollers of the 19...Read Review
By Margaret Blair -
The world of 1930s Shanghai is vividly brought to life in Margaret Blair’s Shanghai Scarlet, which centers on a young man named ...Read Review
By Ames Sheldon -
Ames Sheldon’s remarkably assured debut novel Eleanor’s War takes place in 1940s New Jersey and provides the reader with a fascinating ...Read Review
By Steven M. Hacker -
“The harrowing flight of three medical students and their professor as the insulated world of academia crumbles under the onslaught of Nazism.” Steven ...Read Review
By C. M. Furio -
C. M. Furio’s Francesco’s Song follows the fortunes of a young man named Francesco whose life mirrors the experiences of many ...Read Review
By Lindy Keane Carter -
The action of Lindy Keane Carter’s deeply impressive debut novel Annaliese From Off starts in relative domestic tranquility: in 1900, young mother, Annaliese ...Read Review
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