“Different kinds of mystical pairings are beautifully interwoven throughout the pages.”
The braided narrative is not a new novel form. Authors have long used interwoven but seemingly disparate plotlines to achieve a whole that is greater than its parts.
“Peopled with strong female characters, A Single Thread is a tribute to those women who defied convention and dared to find happiness in a world that had nothing left to offer them
“At times Stealing the Scream is laugh-out-loud funny, but it is always filled with enough mystery to encourage the reader to keep turning the page.”
“a big brava! to Sara Donati for giving us this novel. It shows a writer who never stops improving technically while still burning with passion for her subject.
Geertruida “Truus” Wijsmuller-Meijer certainly deserves to be the heroine of a novel.
“Khemlin has created an unforgettable character and opened a window onto a world more people should know about.”
“If you’re the right reader, you’ll have a soaring experience. If you’re the wrong reader, it will be a crash landing.”
“Triple Jeopardy shows emphatically that Perry’s best writing exhumes the motives of the human heart.”
Jennifer Ryan’s latest novel opens in Ashcome Village, England, in March 1941. A disgruntled Mrs. Brathwaite wonders how a person measures the success of their life.
Well-researched historical fiction takes readers to new (old) places and brings the time and people alive. That is, if the story works as a story.
Lady Georgie Rannoch has come a long way since the Royal Spyness series began.
“heart is . . . what this endearing and enchanting novel exudes.
“The Dutch Maiden is a well-crafted gothic romantic story, with strong characters, set at a difficult time in Europe.”
“Retelling wartime history as spy fiction is Downing’s deeply grounded path; pointing out the power of love and family within it, however, is his aria.”
“A treasure . . . using both a close personal focus and a broader historical scope, Grossman has written a war epic that rightly deserves to be a classic.”
“Matthews is an excellent storyteller, and the plot moves at a brisk pace that keeps us interested throughout.”
“utterly engrossing, funny, at times, suspenseful, flawlessly constructed, moving, and absolutely brilliant.”
"On Wings of a Lion is a debut novel that far surpasses expectations."
“In the Full Light of the Sun is a beautifully written novel about a time in history not far from our own with contemporary echoes that should give us pause.”
“A story of loss and heartbreak, sacrifice and compassion, The Long Flight Home is ultimately a story of hope.”
“poetic . . .”
“The Daughter’s Tale is a brilliant, engrossing, immersive novel with extremely compelling characters.
“the language of Paris, 7 A.M. is better than the narrative. It is sharp, evocative, and true to Bishop’s style of picking out details of the physical world.”
“Mason introduces myriad characters, almost too many to follow, but with a careful reading the story unfolds the underpinnings of a good plot.”