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The Nature of Fragile Things – Susan Meissner

Title: The Nature of Fragile Things Author: Susan Meissner Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Sophie Whalen is a recent immigrant from Ireland. She’s desperate to leave her deplorable position in NYC so she answers a mail order bride request in the newspaper in San Francisco. Soon she meets Martin and his daughter Kat. Sophie grows toContinue reading “The Nature of Fragile Things – Susan Meissner”

Legendborn Cycle 2 – Tracy Deonn

Book 1 is Legendborn Title: Book 2 – Bloodmarked Author: Tracy Deonn Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Plot: Bri is struggling to control her new powers. But not everyone is so accepting that she’s the Scion of Arthur. Some of the Merlins want Bri out of the picture, so they capture her. They want to knowContinue reading “Legendborn Cycle 2 – Tracy Deonn”

The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers

Titles: 1 – A Voice on the Wind, 2 – An Echo in the Darkness, 3 – As Sure as the Dawn Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Book 1 – Jerusalem is attacked and destroyed under order of Titus. Hadassah’s family has all died of starvation or by the Roman sword. She’s takenContinue reading “The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers”

Daisy Darker – Alice Feeney

This is an early release book I got from Book of the Month. It’ll be available on August 30. Title: Daisy Darker Author: Alice Feeney Genre: Thriller Plot: Daisy Darker is the youngest of three girls. She was born with a heart defect. Her family thinks she’s broken because of it. Everyone except her grandma.Continue reading “Daisy Darker – Alice Feeney”

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”

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 1 – Tracy Deonn

Book 2 is Bloodmarked 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. AliceContinue reading “Legendborn Cycle 1 – Tracy Deonn”

The Cartographers – Peng Sheperd

Title: The Cartographers Author: Peng Sheperd Genre: Mystery, Realistic Fiction Plot: Dr. Nell Young has been working at an antique map creation shop since her father fired her from the New York Public Library and ruined her career over a disagreement of a “junk map.” Then Nell gets news that her father died. The initialContinue reading “The Cartographers – Peng Sheperd”

A River Enchanted – Rebecca Ross

Title: A River Enchanted Author: Rebecca Ross Genre: Fantasy Plot: Jack is finishing up at a musician’s school and hopes to get a job as a music teacher on the mainland when he gets a letter to return to his island of Cadence from the laird. When Jack returns, he learns some of the youngContinue reading “A River Enchanted – Rebecca Ross”

Lamp Black, Wolf Gray – Paula Brackston

Title: Lamp Black, Wolf Gray Author: Paula Brackston Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Laura and Dan have just bought a house in the Welsh countryside. Laura hopes it will give them a new start where they can start their family after years of trying. But the stress is still there with Dan still working inContinue reading “Lamp Black, Wolf Gray – Paula Brackston”