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To Live Another Day, J.R. Rogers

Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction

It is June 1940 when, ahead of the Germans marching into Paris, Rudolf and Aleece Bamberger, a young German-French Jewish couple flee to Africa to wait out the war where they become embroiled in intrigue and espionage. Safe at last—or so it seems at first—the Bamberger’s are diverted to Lourenço Marques because of a U-boat … Read more

Song for a Lost Kingdom: Book I, Steve Moretti

Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction

It would take two women separated by time to make music with the power to change history. Adeena Stuart and Katharine Carnegie were born nearly three centuries apart. Yet their music and an ancient cello connect them to each other and to a man doomed to die in 1746 after the Battle of Culloden.  In … Read more

Phantom Church: The Dead Sea Conspiracy, James Sanford Jr

Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction

In 1946/47 a young Bedouin sheepherder accidentally discovers clay jars containing ancient parchment covered with an unknown writing. The discovery of the scrolls at Qumran Wadi near the Dead Sea, along with myriad ancient documents and fragments is heralded as the greatest archeological find of the past century. They are also the source of enormous … Read more

The Fall of the Phoenix, Daniel Kelly

Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction

The long siege of Troy, the battles fought over it, and the city’s eventual capitulation and incineration are events which have often been retold since their first recitation by Homer. Seldom, however, will they have been narrated with such close attention to the minute particulars of battle, to its reek and terror and pain, as … 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 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

Gifts for the Dead, Joan Schweighardt

Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction

Jack Hopper is holding tight to his secret, though it gets heavier by the day. Nora Sweeny is tired of suffering losses and ready to improvise. Their relationship, based on Jack’s lies and Nora’s pragmatism, builds against a background that includes World War I (as experienced from the docks of Hoboken, New Jersey) and escalates … Read more