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The Curator of Broken Things: From Smyrna to Paris, Corine Gantz

Historical Fiction

Everything Cassie believes about her father is turned on its head when she meets an estranged elderly aunt more than willing to expose family secrets that have created riffs across generations. From an ancient city in the Ottoman Empire to Paris in the Roaring Twenties to a desperate escape from Nazi annihilation, Cassie begins to … Read more

The Witchfinder’s Sister, Beth Underdown

Historical 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 Lonely Hearts Hotel, Heather O’Neill

Historical 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 Child Lost, Michelle Cox

Historical Fiction, Mystery & Suspense

A spiritualist, an insane asylum, a lost little girl . . . When Clive, anxious to distract a depressed Henrietta, begs Sergeant Frank Davis for a case, he is assigned to investigating a seemingly boring affair: a spiritualist woman operating in an abandoned schoolhouse on the edge of town who is suspected of robbing people … Read more

Between the Cracks: One Woman’s Journey from Sicily to America, Carmela Cattuti

Historical Fiction

Join Angela Lanza as she experiences the tumultuous world of early 20th century Sicily and New York. Orphaned by the earthquake and powerful eruption of Mt. Etna in 1908, Angela is raised in the strict confines of an Italian convent. Through various twists of fate, she is married to a young Italian man whom she … Read more

I, Claudia: A Novel of the Ancient World, Lin Wilder

Historical Fiction

Claudia Procula–wife of one of the most controversial figures in ancient history–comes alive to twenty-first-century readers in a groundbreaking new novel by the award-winning author of the Lindsey McCall medical mystery series. For decades, the daughter of the last Oracle at Delphi has suppressed the secrets of her birth, extensive education, and marriage to the … Read more