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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

The Personal Librarian – Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray

Title: The Personal Librarian Authors: Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Belle Marion Greener has moved to New York City with her mother and siblings in the early 1900’s. She’s trying to look for a job for her to help support her family. Belle is colored but has lighter skin. SheContinue reading “The Personal Librarian – Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray”

The Keeper of Night – Kylie Lee Baker

Title: The Keeper of Night Author: Kylie Lee Baker Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Plot: Ren is a Grim Reaper, but only half. Her mother was a Japanese Shinigami, her father was a Reaper. She lives in London with the Reapers. Her brother Neven is the only one who doesn’t torment her because she’s half Shinigami.Continue reading “The Keeper of Night – Kylie Lee Baker”

Found Things Series – Paula Brackston

Book 4 is available now. Titles: Book 1 – The Little Shop of Found Things, Book 2 – Secrets of the Chocolate House, Book 3 – The Garden of Promises and Lies Author: Paula Brackston Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Book 1 – Xanthe and her mother, Flora, have just moved to Marlborough to startContinue reading “Found Things Series – Paula Brackston”

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