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”

Piranesi – Susanna Clarke

Title: Piranesi Author: Susanna Clarke Genre: Fantasy Plot: The Other calls me Piranesi, but I know that’s not my name. My job is to explore the halls of the house and write down what I’ve seen. For as long as I can remember I’ve been in this house by myself unless The Other comes toContinue reading “Piranesi – Susanna Clarke”

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 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 Lady of Bolton Hill – Elizabeth Camden

Title: The Lady of Bolton Hill Author: Elizabeth Camden Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Clara and Daniel are the best of friends, despite their drastic differences in social classes in the late 1800’s. Clara’s father sends her to England where she becomes an investigative journalist. She gets in trouble for reporting about children in the coalContinue reading “The Lady of Bolton Hill – Elizabeth Camden”

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”

Kaikeyi – Vaishnavi Patel

Title: Kaikeyi Author: Vaishnavi Patel Genre: Fantasy Plot: Kaikeyi is the only daughter of a raja. She’s also the oldest of eight, the rest are boys. She longs for the freedom her brothers have. After her mother is banished, Kaikeyi looks through the library and learns from them. She learns she has a magic ability.Continue reading “Kaikeyi – Vaishnavi Patel”

Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Title: Where The Wild Things Are Author and Illustrator: Maurice Sendak Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Max causes mischief of a new sort one night. His parents ground him to his room. Once his room, Max’s room starts to disappear and a forest takes its place. Then he finds an ocean and a boat.Continue reading “Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak”

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