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The Proof of the Pudding (A Royal Spyness Mystery)

By Rhys Bowen - Published 2023



Sussex, 1936. In the 17th of Bowen’s Royal Spyness series, Georgie’s new French cook, Pierre, attracts the admiration and envy of various ...Read Review

The Little Match Girl Strikes Back

By Emma Carroll - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

New Year’s Eve in London of 1887 is delightful only for the wealthy. Nasty weather, miserable air, street thugs, and poor housing make ...Read Review

The Runaway Heiress

By Emma Orchard - Published 2023



This is a fast-paced Regency novel that encompasses both danger and desire. Cassandra, the protagonist, flees her uncle’s home under duress and ...Read Review

Treason of Sparta (The Long War)

By Christian Cameron - Published 2023



Treason of Sparta is the continuing story of Arimnestos of Plataea. This is listed as Book 7 and the final volume of The Long ...Read Review

Mysteries at Sea: Peril on the Atlantic

By A. M. Howell - Published 2023


AdventureChildren/Young AdultNautical

July 1936. As the Queen Mary races across the Atlantic to win the prestigious Blue Riband trophy, Alice’s adventure, to solve a number ...Read Review

Down the Steep

By A. D. Nauman - Published 2023


This novel is set in the Tidewater section of Virginia in 1963, where Willa McCoy has just turned thirteen and idolizes her father, a ...Read Review

The Romanov Brides: A Novel of the Last Tsarina and Her Sisters

By Clare McHugh - Published 2024


Biographical Fiction

Decades before the Bolshevik Revolution and the Romanov dynasty’s terrible end, the future Tsarina Alexandra and her older sister, Grand Duchess Elizabeth, ...Read Review

Star of the Sea: The Cresswell Chronicles

By Katharine Tiernan - Published 2023



Katharine Tiernan tells the story of her ancestors, the Cresswells of Cresswell Hall in the north-east of England, from 1745 to 1807. The family saga ...Read Review

Up from Dust: Martha’s Story (Women of the Way)

By Heather Kaufman - Published 2024


Inspirational Romance

Martha of Bethany is a young woman who remembers the bitter truths of life. She was only a girl when her mother passed ...Read Review

The Girls We Sent Away

By Meagan Church - Published 2024


The Girls We Sent Away is set during the Baby Scoop era in the 1960s, when thousands of babies were relinquished to the ...Read Review