Viviane Crystal

Lizzie and the Lost Baby

By Cheryl Blackford - Published 2016


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

During WWII in England, city children who are expecting the terror of German bombers are sent to the country, where they can escape ...Read Review

Liberty’s First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech

By Charles Slack - Published 2015



Disagreement frequently elicits feelings of fear of the unknown. So it’s no surprise when the animosity between the Federalists and Democrat-Republicans in ...Read Review

The Lost Heiress: Lady of the Manor

By Roseanna M. White - Published 2015



Brook Eden is raised in the palace of Monaco. In 1910, through the investigations of her closest friend, Justin, Brook discovers she is the ...Read Review

Nightfall over Shanghai

By Daniel Kalla - Published 2016


Dr. Franz Adler, a refugee from Germany, and his Eurasian wife, Sunny, a native of Shanghai, live through the Japanese occupation in 1944. Several ...Read Review

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

By Justin Hill - By Wang Dulu - Published 2016



Jiaolong speaks to her daughter: “I follow the Iron Way… the world of wushu. Of martial arts… The wushu warrior steps outside society. ...Read Review

The Secret Language of Women

By Nina Romano - Published 2015


It’s a dangerous time in late 1800s China. The Dowager Empress Cixi secretly supports the violent attacks on foreigners by the Society ...Read Review

Birds of Passage: An Italian Immigrant Coming-of-Age Novel

By Joe Giordano - Published 2015


Leonardo Robustelli is forced to leave Naples, Italy in 1903. A deadly feud arises between two families, and Leonardo commits a crime that forces ...Read Review

The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness

By Hayun Jung (trans.) - By Kyung-Sook Shin - Published 2015



Our narrator writes and writes, attempting to understand how the past weaves into the present and, yes, even the future. Aware that she ...Read Review

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

By Jack Martin - Published 2015



In the 1930s, America is clearly a county in transition. The economy is on a downward spiral, and the majority of citizens are ...Read Review

French Concession

By Xiao Bai - Published 2015



Shanghai, 1931: a Chinese Nationalist official is welcomed at Shanghai Harbor with fireworks, deafening noise, a lethal bullet, and the unexpected disappearance of the ...Read Review