I first heard about Cindy Anstey when her first novel, Love, Lies and Spies, was released in 2016....Read More
When Aurelie Harcourt’s father dies in debtors’ prison, he leaves her just two things — his wealthy family, whom she has never met, and his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll. Her new family greets her with apathy and even...Read More
When Clara Chapman receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet compelled to attend — for if she remains the duration of the 12-day celebration, she is promised a sum of...Read More
Be transported to 1880s London, and meet a talented musician and singer, in the new Victorian romance novel from Jennifer Delamere, The Captain’s Daughter. When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay...Read More
Emma Newman’s newest release, Brother’s Ruin, is set in a Victorian London filled with magic. Charlotte “Charlie” Gunn has been keeping secrets — from her parents, from her fiancé, from her brother and, most important, from the...Read More
History has experienced something of a popular resurgence in the last couple of decades, especially World War II history. I credit HBO’s “Band of Brothers” and the 1998 should-have-been-Best-Picture “Saving Private Ryan” for...Read More
A new month means there are a ton of new releases being published. Here is a list of my most anticipated books being released in March. Some of these already are out, but most are being released in the upcoming weeks. Already...Read More
In a truly unique take on a Christmas story, Roseanna M. White unfolds the tale of Nikolaos the wonder-worker in “Giver of Wonders.” Nicholas, the basis for St. Nick as we know him, has the power to heal and knows his life is...Read More
In an effort to be more accessible to its growing number of customers, Steamy Joe soon will extend its hours of operation. The coffee shop will continue to open at 7 a.m., but now will stay open until 8 p.m. on Mondays through...Read More
The fifth installment in Alex Grecian’s Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad, “Lost and Gone Forever,” is about as high-octane as a Victorian mystery can be. The story starts with a character, who no longer remembers who he is, escaping...Read More
I have a confession — I love nonfiction books about history. While it’s not hard to tell from the majority of the books I review that I read a ton of historical fiction, what is less apparent is my love of well-written...Read More
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