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Answer Creek

by Susan Waggoner

Ashley E. Sweeney’s novelization of the Donner Party fuses history, realism, and luminous prose. Ada is nineteen when she’s orphaned just after her wagon caravan leaves Missouri for California. Instead of turning back, Ada joins the... Read More

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If I Were You

by Karen Rigby

In Lynn Austin’s tantalizing domestic drama, If I Were You, desperation and forgiveness are part of a classic upstairs/downstairs plot. In 1930s England, Eve was Audrey’s scullery maid and coveted her privilege. Audrey admired Eve... Read More

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More Miracle than Bird

by Ho Lin

History has little to say about Georgie Hyde-Lees, the literary maven who crossed paths with Britain’s brightest artists and eventually became the wife (and muse) of poet William Butler Yeats. Alice Miller’s diverting "More Miracle... Read More

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Giacomo's Daughter

by Eileen Gonzalez

The first in a trilogy, Giacomo’s Daughter is a satisfying mystery with plenty of conflict and a killer final line. The brutalized wife of a ruthless gangster takes matters into her own hands in Rosanna and Diana Savone’s historical... Read More

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A Peculiar Peace

by Karen Rigby

"A Peculiar Peace" is an adventure-filled historical romance set on a marriage of like minds. In Lori Hart Beninger’s historical novel, A Peculiar Peace, rising abolitionism and romance are set against a volatile antebellum backdrop.... Read More

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