Lea's novel grew out of little known incident--Italian POWs were made to build barriers during World War II to protect the Orkney islands. During their time in the Orkneys, the … Continue reading The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea [Book Review]
History of Bees by Maja Lunde [Book Review]
What is fascinating is the way Lunde compares the disappearance of bees, also known as colony collapse disorder, with the disintegration of family and natural bonds. This is a chilling speculative novel about what may happen if red flags about pollinators and the climate are ignored.
The Book of Strange New Things by
NoveList calls The Book of Strange New Things "leisurely paced and lush." A husband and wife face huge challenges in this speculative novel. Hired by USIC, Peter is a Christian … Continue reading The Book of Strange New Things by
The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell
by Chantal W. This narrative switches back and forth from the point of view of Cady, a contemporary woman from San Francisco who finds herself drawn to Provence; Maelle, a … Continue reading The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy is that girl for whom everything comes easily. She has natural beauty, vibrant vocals, and a gift for song writing. Even with all this going for her, she self-destructs … Continue reading Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Have you used NoveList yet? NoveList recommends these books (listed below) that are bittersweet and hopeful. You can find books on NoveList by "appeal" factors. For instance, find books that … Continue reading NoveList
Book Review: Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
When a couple chooses an ancient mansion, Pencraw Hall (aka Black Rabbit Hall) as their wedding venue, strange things come to light. Neither knows the history of the house--the Altons' … Continue reading Book Review: Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
Book Review: Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen
Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen In one of the best novels of 2014, Rebecca Rasmussen describes both the joy and the loneliness of the Minnesota wilderness. Eveline, joins her German husband, Emil, in … Continue reading Book Review: Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen
Book Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black.
In a town called Fairfolk, which lies close to the woods, mysterious things always happened. Things get even stranger after someone breaks into a glass coffin that holds a strange, … Continue reading Book Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black.
Book Review: What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan
Rachel deeply regrets letting her eight-year-old run ahead of her while walking in the woods. Ben Finch disappears, leaving almost no clues except his clothing, which was found near a pond. Britain's … Continue reading Book Review: What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan