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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 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 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”

Land of the Lone Star Trilogy – Tracie Peterson

Titles: 1. Chasing the Sun, 2. Touching the Sky, 3. Taming the Wind Author: Tracie Peterson Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction Plot: 1. Hannah Dandridge’s father has disappeared from their Texas ranch. Now she’s in charge of her family’s ranch and her two much younger siblings. Hannah looks to her father’s friend, Herbert Lockhart, butContinue reading “Land of the Lone Star Trilogy – Tracie Peterson”

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”

The Hidden Palace – Helene Wecker

This is a sequel to The Golem and the Jinni. Title: The Hidden Palace Author: Helene Wecker Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Chava, the golem, and Ahmad, the jinni, are still hiding in plain sight in New York City. Though some people are starting to notice them. They must find a way to survive orContinue reading “The Hidden Palace – Helene Wecker”

Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik

Title: Spinning Silver Author: Naomi Novik Genre: Fantasy Plot: Maryim’s father and grandfather are moneylenders. But her father’s inability to collect money in return has left them destitute and mother close to death. Maryim takes matters into her own hands and starts collecting money herself. She’s so successful that people claim she can turn silverContinue reading “Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik”