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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

Book Review

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

Book Review

Roots of Wood and Stone

by Karen Rigby

In Amanda Wen’s sensitive Christian novel Roots of Wood and Stone, a nineteenth-century diary draws a Kansas pair closer as they unearth personal pains. Sloane, the curator of the Sedgwick County Museum of History, is an adoptee, drawn... Read More

Book Review

The Brass Queen

by Claire Foster

Elizabeth Chatsworth’s steampunk romance "The Brass Queen" is as vibrant as an electrified carousel. Constance Haltwhistle can handle knife-wielding assassins, airship turret guns, mechanical warhorses, and gentleman scientists, but... Read More

Book Review

A Recipe for Daphne

by Claire Foster

In Nektaria Anastasiadou’s Istanbul-set romance "A Recipe for Daphne", history and culture influence three people brought together by their shared identities. At seventy-six, armed with Viagra and his irrepressible desire for love,... Read More

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