“John Saturnall’s Feast belongs in every library and perhaps even in the kitchen—just to remind the reader just how important a feast is.”
“If Emma could have had all the sex and intrigue that Austen implied she desired, she might have been Carissa Portland in My Scandalous Viscount.”
“. . . you’ll get a kick out of this one.”
“. . . [a] heart-wrenching tale . . .”
“. . . a failed history lesson.”
“Mr. Lodge writes beautifully . . . irresistible . . .”
“Stephen Carter turns out to be a surprisingly good writer . . .”
What if Abraham Lincoln had somehow survived assassination at the end of the Civil War?
“. . . the first of a series, each focusing on a different daughter . . .”
“. . . absorbing . . . told with elegant restraint.”
“a masterwork by a skilled craftsman . . . make a vow to read this book.”
Who knew that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella shared such a passionate romance?
“Incorporating many of the finest elements of spy thrillers and even romance novels, . . .”
Long before the “Downton Abbey” craze, Jacqueline Winspear was writing remarkable mysteries about life in England circa WW I.
“For a reader who derives pleasure from historical accuracy and realistically drawn personalities, Richard Mason’s rich descriptions may seem superficial and anachronistic, much like the em
“The Battle of the Crater is a fascinating and engrossing read for any Civil War enthusiast—fiction and nonfiction lovers alike.”
“While The House at Tyneford clearly lacks the inventiveness, quality, and literary heft of Jane Eyre, it is unmistakably an homage to Bronte’s novel.”
“Péter Nadás may infuriate readers accustomed to a Tolstoyan resolution of a series of interrelated stories and characters and times and settings.
“Ms. James is nothing short of brilliant. Successfully channeling the spirit of Jane Austen, P. D.
“Umberto Eco is one of just a handful of writers that can be trusted to take me by the hand and lead me into a world that, on first glimpse, I don’t want to venture into.
“Linda Urbach preserves the integrity of a classic, while adding another sparkling gem to the literary crown.”
“This review’s brief synopsis cannot possibly convey the novel’s wealth of detail and interconnected plot elements that demand attentive reading. . . .
“The Wrecker is a truly magnificent historical adventure with a relentless pace, speedy as the trains it describes, populated by noble heroes and dastardly villains.
“. . . the truth it presents is compelling, and the characters—both place and people—are worth knowing.”
“Just one title in a series of Bess Crawford mysteries, A Bitter Truth is a definite keeper.”
“Karsten Knight easily captures a teen girl’s voice, doing so with snap and wit.
“Craig Thompson’s Habibi is a triumphant masterwork of graphic storytelling . . .