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A Real Somebody

By Deryn Collier - Published 2023


June works in the typing pool of McAulay Advertising in downtown Montreal in 1947. Following WWII, her father is unable to find work, and ...Read Review

Burke and the Lines of Torres Vedras

By Tom Williams - Published 2023



British officer James Burke and his sergeant-manservant William Brown have been sent to Lisbon to catch spies. These are Portuguese spies betraying their ...Read Review

Queen of the Union

By John Zink - Published 2022



This novel, Book 2 of the Queen of the West trilogy, is set in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the brink of the Civil War in 1855. ...Read Review

Ride a Fast Horse (A Captain Tom Skinner Western)

By Kevin Warren - Published 2023



In this cinematic western, part of a series set in Arizona in 1889, the plot moves as fast as the horses. Kevin Warren’s ...Read Review

The Woman from Lydia (The Emissaries)

By ANGELA HUNT - Published 2023


Inspirational Romance

In 31 CE, Euodia is a widowed business owner living in the city of Philippi after leaving her tragic past behind in Lydia. Yet ...Read Review

Proud Sorrows (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery)

By James R. Benn - Published 2023



May 1942: a German bomber struggles to stay airborne over the coast of Norfolk, England. People from the village of Slewford see or hear ...Read Review

Ritual of Fire (Cesare Aldo series, 3)

By D. V. Bishop - Published 2023



This is the third book to feature Cesare Aldo, an officer of Florence’s criminal court. As the title suggests, heat is at ...Read Review

Ventura and Winnetka

By J. G. Bryan - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

Ventura and Winnetka are locations in Southern California, where this rollicking coming-of-age novel is set in 1978. J.G. Bryan does a great job ...Read Review

A Game of Deceit: A Richard Knox Spy Thriller

By Tim Glister - Published 2023



This is a spy thriller set in the 1960s. The book opens with a death on a cargo ship, where an unfortunate crewman ...Read Review

A Council of Dolls

By Mona Susan Power - Published 2023


A story told through the eyes of three young girls, each a generation apart, struggling with the impacts of colonialism on Yanktonai Dakota ...Read Review