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Martha Moody

by Karen Rigby

Susan Stinson’s "Martha Moody" is an exuberant, cheeky Western in which sensual hunger steers an offbeat homesteader toward freedom. Stuck in a dull marriage, Amanda is a Bible reader with an overactive imagination. She’s closest to... Read More

Book Review

Girty

by Joe Taylor

Richard Taylor’s biographical novel "Girty" covers the terror and tragedy of the Indian Wars. Simon Girty is legendary. Called “the first American frontier villain,” Girty, who was captured by Seneca Indians as a teenager, defected... Read More

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The Arctic Fury

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

In 1854, Virginia Reeve stands in front of a Boston court, accused of the kidnapping and murder of wealthy socialite, Caprice Collins. Reeve, the leader of an all women’s expedition to the Arctic, juggles what to withhold and what to... Read More

Book Review

Vindicated

by Karen Rigby

Kathleen Williams Renk’s novel "Vindicated" reimagines Mary Shelley’s life through diary entries. At fourteen, Mary misses her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, who died while giving birth to her. So she adopts the mantle of a free... Read More

Book Review

The Love Note

by John M. Murray

In Joanna Davidson Politano’s "The Love Note", an aspiring nurse finds a love letter and is drawn toward a painful family secret. In the summer of 1865, Willa turns down her fourth marriage proposal. Knowing that unmarried women are... Read More

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Night Bird Calling

by Karen Rigby

Cathy Gohlke examines spousal abuse and restored faith in "Night Bird Calling", an engrossing novel about a woman’s flight to rural Appalachia. In 1941, just after her mother’s death, Lilliana overhears her husband Gerald conspiring... Read More

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