Kim Richardson humanizes the Blue Fugates of Kentucky with her fictional take on a brave girl who becomes a pack horse librarian. For having blue skin, she is shunned, yet … Continue reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson.
Just as there may be an under painting hiding under a painting, nothing is as it seems in this novel. Everything is a trick of the eye. The singers that … Continue reading Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
Cornwell continues Uhtred's story in the 2nd of the Saxon stories series and follows the battle of Cynuit. Brave, yet flawed, Uhtred continues to make rash decisions and incites King … Continue reading The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell
If you like the Netflix series The Last Kingdom you will love the Saxon stories by Bernard Cornwell that explains more fully the internal and external conflicts Uhtred faces. He … Continue reading The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
Growing up in the deeply segregated South of the 1920s, Ada and Matilda should never have been friends. They probably would not have crossed paths if Matilda had not seen … Continue reading The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian [Book Review]
Elsa believes what her family tells her--that she is weak because she suffered scarlet fever as a child. Elsa, however, soon proves her strength by helping her family survive during … Continue reading The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. [Book Review]
After learning that her husband has been unfaithful, Caroline goes on a trip to London by herself. Even though the trip was supposed to be an anniversary trip with her … Continue reading The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner [Book Review].
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
Though she wants to hide her supernatural gifts, Nicola finds that increasingly difficult to do. When a woman tries to sell a Russian relic in the art and antiquities gallery where … Continue reading Book Review: The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
World War II-era fiction is popular right now but what makes this debut different is that it portrays an ordinary German family. The incidents were inspired by the author's own … Continue reading Book Review: The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman