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Shadows of Saigon

by Carolina Ciucci

In the historical novel "Shadows of Saigon", a complicated young man falls in love while serving in the Vietnam War. In Mark R. Anderson’s intriguing novel "Shadows of Saigon", a man falls in love in war-torn Vietnam. Grady wakes in a... Read More

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The Steel Beneath the Silk

by Michele Sharpe

The historical novel "The Steel Beneath the Silk" brings Emma of Normandy to life with authentic details and timeless themes around women’s autonomy. Set in eleventh-century England, Patricia Bracewell’s "The Steel Beneath the Silk"... Read More

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Rascal on the Run

by Michelle Anne Schingler

"Rascal on the Run" is a drawling Southern legal tale from an impressive new talent. Howard Tate Scott’s Southern crime novel "Rascal on the Run" moves, with charm and swagger, through generations of crime and justice in a North... Read More

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Tarō

by Paige Van De Winkle

"Tarō" is an enchanting coming-of-age fantasy novel that’s steeped in Japanese culture and history. In Blue Spruell’s elegant fantasy novel "Tarō", Japanese folklore and historical figures meet as a young samurai grows up and... Read More

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To Zenzi

by Molly Sprayregen

In Robert L. Shuster’s gripping novel To Zenzi, eighty-four-year-old Tobias recounts his dark past as a member of the Hitler Youth, which he was pressured into joining when he was thirteen. At first, Tobias believes he’s fighting for... Read More

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A Gentlewoman Scholar

by Delia Stanley

"A Gentlewoman Scholar" is made up of three historical romance novellas, all set in the 1800s, wherein women fight gender expectations and discover love. In the first story, Winnifred becomes Fred, using ill-fitting clothing and a... Read More

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Wild Women and the Blues

by Edith Wairimu

Immersive and exciting, Denny S. Bryce’s novel "Wild Women and the Blues" is set between Chicago’s 1920s jazz scene and a film student’s present. In the 1920s, nineteen-year-old Honoree dances as a chorus girl in a speakeasy.... Read More

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