The Unquiet Grave – Sharyn McCrumb

Title: The Unquiet Grave Author: Sharyn McCrumb Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Zona is a young woman in the late 1800’s. She’s a flirt and too trustworthy. At a young age she marries Erasmus “Trout” Shue, a man she barely knows and won’t share much of his past. Her mother cautions against it, but Zona won’tContinue reading “The Unquiet Grave – Sharyn McCrumb”

White Shadow Trilogy – Paula Brackston & Trevor Brackston

Title: Book 1 – The Witch’s Knight Authors: Paula Brackston, Trevor Brackston Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Lady Gwen loves her people. When the Norman’s invade her Welsh town, she tries her best to protect them. It’s not enough for a lot of them. A village elder, Magmi, starts to tell Gwen of her uniqueContinue reading “White Shadow Trilogy – Paula Brackston & Trevor Brackston”

Where the Crawdad Sing – Delia Owens

Title: Where the Crawdad Sing Author: Delia Owens Genre: Mystery Plot: Kya has grown up in the swamps of North Carolina. The local townspeople of Barkley Cove call her the Marsh Girl, and trashy. Her mother left her family when she was young. Slowly her siblings left until it was only her and her fatherContinue reading “Where the Crawdad Sing – Delia Owens”

The Hidden Child – Louise Fien

Title: The Hidden Child Author: Louise Fien Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Edward and Eleanor Hamilton are part of the eugenics movement in the 1920’s in England. They believe that intelligence in inherited and those with disabilities, criminals, and those of the lower classes and different races are not as intelligent. Those who are classified asContinue reading “The Hidden Child – Louise Fien”

The Sandsea Trilogy – Chelsea Abdullah

Title: Book 1: The Stardust Thief Author: Chelsea Abdullah Genre: Fantasy Plot: Loulie al- Nazari is known as the Midnight Merchant and known for selling magical items. One of her buyers introduces her to the sultan of Medinne. One of the sultan’s sons, Omar, asks her to bring him a magic lamp. Omar says he’llContinue reading “The Sandsea Trilogy – Chelsea Abdullah”

The Colonel’s Lady – Laura Frantz

Title: The Colonel’s Lady Author: Laura Frantz Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Roxanna Rowan is on her way to surprise her father at a Kentucky fort during the Revolutionary War. But her boat is attacked and her possessions gone on her way there. On top of that, Roxanna learns that her father was killed on aContinue reading “The Colonel’s Lady – Laura Frantz”

The Night Tiger – Yangsze Choo

Title: The Night Tiger Author: Yangsze Choo Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Plot: Ji Lin is helping her mother pay off her mother’s mahjong debts in British colony Malaya (now Malaysia). She has an apprenticeship with a dressmaker and works part time at a dance hall. One of her dance partners drops something after a dance.Continue reading “The Night Tiger – Yangsze Choo”

Behind the Lights – Helen Smallbone

Title: Behind the Lights: The Extraordinary Adventure of a Mum and Her Family Author: Helen Smallbone Genre: Memoir Plot: Helen Smallbone is the mom (or mum because she hails from Australia) of 90’s and early 2000’s Christian singer Rebecca St. James and now popular Christian duo for King and Country. In this book, she tellsContinue reading “Behind the Lights – Helen Smallbone”

The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas

Title: The Hacienda Author: Isabel Cañas Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction Plot: Beatriz has just gotten married to Rodolfo Solórzanos not long after being arrested by Mexico’s newly founded republic after their war for independence with Spain. She and Rodolfo move to his house, Hacienda San Isidro. Beatriz longs to make the house hers. But notContinue reading “The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas”

Legendborn Cycle – Tracy Deonn

Title: Book 1 – Legendborn Author: Tracy Deonn Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Plot: Bree Matthews has just arrived at her early enrollment program at the University of North Carolina with her good friend Alice. They sneak off campus to party. There, Bree sees something she shouldn’t, a magical creature attacking. Alice and Bree get inContinue reading “Legendborn Cycle – Tracy Deonn”

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