“the story Follett weaves grabs you from the start and holds you in its grip till the fairy tale ending.
“within these pages, there are passages that approach the sublime. There is pain, anguish, horror, and sadness, alongside passages of subtle human feelings conveyed without words.
“From the beginning we know we’re dealing with the kind of unreliable narrator who’s voiced so many of the early 21st century’s bestsellers.”
“Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?”
“Graham Swift has a remarkable ability to slip back and forth in time, while identifying the many small incidents and markers that shape and reshape the lives of his characters.”
The Abstainer is a page turner. It begins with a dramatic real event, the hanging of three Fenian agitators, members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, in Manchester, England, in 1867.
Lee and Adriano are a gay couple on sabbatical from their public relations tech firm to Orvieto, Italy, who become ensnared in an international conspiracy involving the death of Andrea, a Catholic
“The Paris Children is a page-turning and inspiring story of how courage and family ties can survive even the worst of evil.”
“Universe of Two is a love story. . . . It is an honest, compelling tale of the human cost of war and the fight that occurs when war ends and redemption begins.”
“Throughout the story Austin attempts to make a point of women’s lives during the 19th century presumably using this tactic to make Lydia appear as an independent woman with the desire to s
“a great swashbuckler and ultimately a good read.”
“Montclair does a good job of keeping the reader on his or her toes until the very end."
“‘Murder him. . . . I can’t see any other way out,’ counsels Abbé Pierre as he hands Yvonne the lethal drug. . . . ‘You’ll grieve. You’ll mourn.
“A new entrant in the unlikely but burgeoning genre of Holocaust romance fiction . . .”
The Girl from Berlin is the fifth in the Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart series. It is the winner of the Book Club category for the 2018 National Jewish Book Award.
“a haunting portrait of a nation slowly collapsing . . .”
“Beatriz Williams deftly fits together the characters, stories, and themes that the narrative services into a cohesive whole.
“a tangled web of history that slowly unravels as an ambitious chief inspector and a down-and-out private investigator, once colleagues, work against each other to discover
“If Jin Yong’s story continues to grow richer as it progresses, by the end it will pack an impressive punch.”
You know you’ve got a great book in your hands when you update your partner on the story at each meal and follow them around the house during the day reading out special passages.
Americans have always been enraptured royal followers.
“Allott delivers her intricate and suspenseful story with the voice of a literary writer.
Looking for an escape from quarantine boredom, but want to minimize your screen time? Then Hillary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light, the final, nearly 800-page volume of her bestselling,
“Weir is a respected historian, an expert on the Tudor line, and she applies her creative imagination to present a novel that is hard to put down.”
“The Book of Longings is well named, well inspired, and well imagined—a superlative effort from a writer at the top of her game.”