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The Queen of Paris

by Meg Nola

With its pivotal focus on Coco Chanel’s reported World War II work as a Nazi spy, Pamela Binnings Ewen’s novel "The Queen of Paris" fictionalizes the thoughts and motivations of the French design icon––a complex, controlled woman... Read More

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The Tea Chest

by Jeremiah Rood

Heidi Chiavaroli’s thrilling romance "The Tea Chest" asks questions that resonate beyond the immediate needs of its heroines. Emma and Hayley live two hundred years apart, but they are connected through their tenacity and willingness... Read More

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The Prettiest Star

by Eileen Gonzalez

A family grapples with prejudice and impending loss in Carter Sickels’s historical novel "The Prettiest Star". In 1980, Brian ran away from his conservative hometown and arrived in New York City, where he could live openly as a gay... Read More

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Walker's Key

by Jeremiah Rood

Hinging on the question of whether it is sometimes necessary to kill in order to stop evil, Walker’s Key is a satisfying and dramatic historical novel. Set in the Florida Keys, Frank B. Haddleton’s suspenseful historical novel... Read More

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The Great Game

by John M. Murray

With its strong attention to the historical record, "The Great Game" is a sympathy-building tale. In Togrul Bagirov’s captivating historical novel "The Great Game", a man is driven by his intellect and his desire to do good. The shores... Read More

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Beyond the Ghetto Gates

by Karen Rigby

Though it is set in turbulent times, "Beyond the Ghetto Gates" is a timeless coming-of-age story. A teenager’s world is upturned as she’s pulled between her timeless desire and her sense of family duty in Michelle Cameron’s... Read More

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Legacy

by Edith Wairimu

"Legacy" is a moving historical novel in which a multiracial woman faces a bevy of challenges. In Carolyn Westergren’s compelling historical novel "Legacy", a woman of mixed ancestry struggles to establish herself in an era that’s... Read More

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