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The Reversible Mask, Loretta Goldberg

Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

Summer 1566. A glittering royal progress approaches Oxford. A golden age of prosperity, scientific advances, exploration and artistic magnificence. Elizabeth I’s Protestant government has much to celebrate. But one young Catholic courtier isn’t cheering. Conflicting passions—patriotism and religion—wage war in his heart. On this day, religion wins. Sir Edward Latham throws away his title, kin, … Read more

The Witchfinder’s Sister, Beth Underdown

Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Suspense, Supernatural & Paranormal

Essex, England, 1645. With a heavy heart, Alice Hopkins returns to the small town she grew up in. Widowed, with child, and without prospects, she is forced to find refuge at the house of her younger brother, Matthew. In the five years she has been gone, the boy she knew has become a man of … Read more

The Composer’s Legacy, Michael DeStefano

Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Suspense

Esteemed California music professor David Whealy is drawn to the other side of the country to investigate the circumstances behind his unexpected inheritance. As David probes deeper into the secrets of his benefactor, James Burton West, he finds more than just a wealth of unpublished music on the order of the great composers. David’s benefactor … Read more

King Of The Blind, Caiseal Mor

Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction

In 1688 a plague of smallpox swept through Ireland. Like many others, eighteen year old Turlough O’Carolan was struck down. He was one of the lucky ones to survive. However, the sickness cost him his eyesight. Within two years of being blinded he’d learned to play the harp and taken to the road as a … Read more

Persia Pride & Power, Dr. Jeffrey Donner

Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction

At the time of this story, The Persian Empire was the largest (5.5 million square kilometers) in recorded history. It stretched from the Indus in the East to the Aegean in the west. It also included the ancient Egyptian Civilization. Its accomplishments were astounding, ranging from bureaucratic administration to roads, postal services, coinage, and metal … Read more

The Lonely Hearts Hotel, Heather O’Neill

Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Magical Realism, Romance

The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with a difference. Set throughout the roaring twenties, it is a wicked fairytale of circus tricks and child prodigies, radical chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians and brooding clowns, set in an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. It is the tale of two dreamers, abandoned … Read more

A Life in the Age of Pompeii, Charline Ratcliff

Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Literature & Fiction

Much of the world is aware of the tragedy that befell Pompeii in 79 AD. An eyewitness report details the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in letters from Pliny the Younger to the historian Tacitus. Even with this recounting set to paper, Pompeii faded out of history to become little more than myth. In the late … Read more