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”

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 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”

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”

The Lady’s Mine – Francine Rivers

Title: The Lady’s Mine Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Kathryn Walsh has just moved out to Calvada, California during the gold rush. Her mother and step father disinherited her after her latest debacle, joining the feminists. But her late uncle, on her father’s side, left her mother some property in Calvada. Kathryn’s motherContinue reading “The Lady’s Mine – Francine Rivers”

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”

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