Book Review

‘While the Duke Was Sleeping’ by Sophie Jordan

STORY: Sometimes the man of your dreams . . . Shop girl Poppy Fairchurch knows it’s pointless fantasizing about the Duke of Autenberry. Still, dreams can’t hurt anyone . . . unlike the carriage Poppy spies bearing down upon the unsuspecting duke. After she pulls him to safety, the duke lapses into a coma and… Continue reading ‘While the Duke Was Sleeping’ by Sophie Jordan

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‘Captains and the Kings’ by Taylor Caldwell

STORY: Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh is twelve years old when he gets his first glimpse of the promised land of America through a dirty porthole in steerage on an Irish immigrant ship. His long voyage, dogged by tragedy, ends not in the great city of New York but in the bigoted, small town of Winfield,… Continue reading ‘Captains and the Kings’ by Taylor Caldwell

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‘The Sound of Thunder’ by Taylor Caldwell

STORY: The son of a socialist German shopkeeper, Edward Enger has one dream: to turn his father’s modest delicatessen into an empire. With an astute head for business and talent for making money, he achieves success beyond his wildest imagination. Yet something is keeping him from enjoying his extraordinary good fortune. Fourteen-year-old Edward believed he… Continue reading ‘The Sound of Thunder’ by Taylor Caldwell

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‘Unpunished’ by Lisa Black

STORY: Maggie Gardiner, a forensic expert who studies the dead, and Jack Renner, a homicide cop who stalks the living, form an uneasy partnership to solve a series of murders. It begins with the kind of bizarre death that makes headlines--literally. A copy editor at the Cleveland Herald is found hanging above the grinding wheels… Continue reading ‘Unpunished’ by Lisa Black

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‘The Dressmaker’s Dowry’ by Meredith Jaeger

STORY: An exquisite ring, passed down through generations, connects two women who learn that love is a choice, and forgiveness is the key to freedom... San Francisco: 1876 Immigrant dressmakers Hannelore Schaeffer and Margaret O'Brien struggle to provide food for their siblings, while mending delicate clothing for the city's most affluent ladies. When wealthy Lucas… Continue reading ‘The Dressmaker’s Dowry’ by Meredith Jaeger

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‘Fatal’ by John Lescroart

STORY: Kate loves her life. At forty-four, she’s happily married to her kind husband, Ron, blessed with two wonderful children, and has a beautiful home in San Francisco. Everything changes, however, when she and Ron attend a dinner party and meet another couple, Peter and Jill. Kate and Peter only exchange a few pleasant words… Continue reading ‘Fatal’ by John Lescroart

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‘The Marriage Lie’ by Kimberly Belle

STORY: Even the perfect marriage has its dark side…  Iris and Will's marriage is as close to perfect as it can be: a large house in a nice Atlanta neighborhood, rewarding careers and the excitement of trying for their first baby. But on the morning Will leaves for a business trip to Orlando, Iris's happy… Continue reading ‘The Marriage Lie’ by Kimberly Belle

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‘Crowned and Dangerous’ by Rhys Bowen

STORY: Nothing is simple when you’re thirty-fifth in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side, and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau Darcy O’Mara hope to bypass a few royal rules... With Darcy driving me out of London in a borrowed motor car, I… Continue reading ‘Crowned and Dangerous’ by Rhys Bowen

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‘The Widower’s Wife’ by Cate Holahan

STORY: Ana Bacon, a young housewife, tumbles off a cruise ship into the dark and deadly waters, but did she take her secrets with her? Investigator Ryan Monahan is a numbers man. So when his company sends him the Bacon case, which could net a ten million dollar payout, Monahan doubts that her death is… Continue reading ‘The Widower’s Wife’ by Cate Holahan

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‘Long May She Reign’ by Rhiannon Thomas

STORY: The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power. Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory… Continue reading ‘Long May She Reign’ by Rhiannon Thomas