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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”

Veins of Gold – Charlie N. Holmberg

Title: Veins of Gold Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Plot: Gentry’s father has just left to mine gold in California. Now Gentry has to take care of her siblings, Rooster and Pearl, in the Utah territory. They have little money and few resources. Gentry doesn’t want to rely on their neighbor’s generosityContinue reading “Veins of Gold – Charlie N. Holmberg”

We Were Dreamers – Simu Liu

Title: We We’re Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story Author: Simu Liu Genre: Biography Plot: Simu Liu is an actor best know for his breakout role of Shang-Chi in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This is his story of growing up in rural China and Toronto Canada. He lived with his grandparentsContinue reading “We Were Dreamers – Simu Liu”

The Spanish Daughter – Lorena Hughes

Title: The Spanish Daughter Author: Lorena Hughes Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: María Purificación is the oldest of four children, and the only truly legitimate child in the early 1900’s.He left her in Spain when she was a child to run a cacao plantation in Ecuador. Her father recently died and María Purificación has been askedContinue reading “The Spanish Daughter – Lorena Hughes”

Adam – Ted Dekker

Title: Adam Author: Ted Dekker Genre: Thriller Plot: Daniel Clark is a behavioral psychologist for the FBI. He’s helping the FBI catch a serial killer called Eve. They’re so close to catching Eve when Daniel is shot in the head. Miraculously, Daniel survives. Right before he’s shot, he sees Eve. But he can’t remember whatContinue reading “Adam – Ted Dekker”

The Attic Child – Lola Jaye

A warning: this book talks a lot about child abuse and neglect. Title: The Attic Child Author: Lola Jaye Genre Historical Fiction Plot: Dikimbe is the youngest child of a family of five kids. He lives outside of a village in Africa, in what is today called Zaire. A rich Englishman named Sir Richard BabbingtonContinue reading “The Attic Child – Lola Jaye”

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”

Darling Girl – Liz Michalski

Title: Darling Girl Author: Liz Michalski Genre: Fantasy Plot: Jane Darling is the granddaughter of Wendy Darling. The same Wendy who went to Neverland. In the present day, she’s the owner of a skincare company. Everything changes when she gets a call from her daughter, Eden, who’s been in a coma for 10 years. WhenContinue reading “Darling Girl – Liz Michalski”

Upgrade – Blake Crouch

Title: Upgrade Author: Blake Crouch Genre: Science Fiction Plot: Logan Ramsay is a member of the GPA, Gene Protection Agency. His job is to track down and arrest genetic scientists who are creating any sort of genetic alteration. After a genetically altered locus created a genetic problem with the world’s food, every scientist is nowContinue reading “Upgrade – Blake Crouch”

With Every Breath – Elizabeth Camden

Title: With Every Breath Author: Elizabeth Camden Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Kate Norton is a brilliant and super competitive student. But in the late 1800’s, the only way she can truly go to college is on a scholarship. But she loses the chance during a academic contest with equally brilliant and competitive Trever McDonough. YearsContinue reading “With Every Breath – Elizabeth Camden”