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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

Book Review

Manchester Christmas

by Claire Foster

Stuffed to the seams with wholesome holiday cheer, "Manchester Christmas" is an adorable Christian romance set in a snow globe-worthy small town in Vermont. At the beginning of the fall, Chase, a cute-as-a-button writer, drives her... Read More

Book Review

Six Feet Apart

by Claire Foster

"Six Feet Apart" is a charming, COVID-inflected romance about love during an unending lockdown. In Elena Greyrock’s timely and quirky romance novel, "Six Feet Apart", people have acclimated to rolling flu seasons, but—socially... Read More

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