Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate About the book: (from the publisher) Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge–until strangers arrive in force.
Introducing a new slip-time novel about two pivotal moments in our nation’s history, centuries apart. Freedom’s Ring, by debut author Heidi Chiavaroli.
The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence: A Story of Botticelli by Alyssa Palombo About the book: (from the publisher) A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of […]
Where the Dead Lie: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery by C.S. Harris About the book: (from the publisher) London, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is no stranger to the dark side of the city, but he’s never seen anything like this: the brutalized body of a fifteen-year-old boy dumped into a makeshift grave on the grounds of […]
With Love, Wherever You Are by Dandi Daley Mackall About the book: (from the publisher) Everyone knows that war romances never last . . . After a whirlwind romance and wedding, Helen Eberhart Daley, an army nurse, and Lieutenant Frank Daley, M.D. are sent to the front lines of Europe with only letters to connect them for months […]
A Trail of Crumbs by Susie Finkbeiner About the book: (from the publisher) “I believed it would have been a sin to stay inside when God had sent us such fine weather. According to Pastor Ezra Anderson, sin was the reason we’d got in the dusty mess we were in. The way I saw it, that day was […]
Shoes for Anthony by Emma Kennedy About the book: (from the publisher) This 1944 World War II drama tells the story of Anthony, a boy living in a deprived Welsh village, anticipating the arrival of American troops. Suddenly, a German plane crashes into the village mountain.
The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo About the book: (from the publisher) A powerful and evocative debut novel about two American military nurses during World War II that illuminates the unsung heroism of women who risked their lives in the fight—a riveting saga of friendship, valor, sacrifice, and survival combining the grit and selflessness of Band of […]
When author Regan Walker reached out to see if I’d like to review her new inspirational novel, she pretty much had me at “Scotland, A.D. 1072.” If you’ve been hanging out on my blog for long, you know that I deeply value non-fiction work, but it’s fiction that captures my heart and soul. And well-written […]
We tend to seek out community when confronted with struggles larger than ourselves. It’s human, after all, to want to gain inspiration and encouragement from each other’s trials and triumphs. We find strength in numbers. There’s something especially powerful, I think, when we discover that the community we seek begins in the distant past. When we […]