Jessie van Eerden has created a surprising protagonist and a moving story full of unexpected moments that never stretch into the bizarre or unrealistic.
As quietly as snow falling on “every tip of the picket fence that leaned drunkenly toward the road, . . .
Most historians agree that the Reconstruction—the attempt to build a more equitable country following the Civil War—ultimately failed.
“The world that Mytting brings the reader into is a lost world of simplicity and harshness and a stunning beauty where almost everything is within plain sight, and yet almost nothing can be
Sin eaters are historically marginal figures, outcasts of Britain who ate bread from coffins to absolve the sins of the dead.
“Discover a brooding and eerie gothic tale of a wonderland filled with something other than wonder, and a fairyland that is dark and dangerous.”
My Red Heaven is inspired by a painting of the same by Otto Fruendlich that is abstract and wonderful.
“a shattering portrayal of utter loneliness, guilt, and despair.”
“Hobnail and Other Frontier Stories can be viewed as a primer on western settlement history as well as a sampler of today’s best western fiction writers.”
Writing good historical fiction is a particular challenge. Not only must an author craft a good story, they have to get the history correct, especially the mood and setting for the plot.
Though The Christmas Boutique is the 21st book in the Elm Creek Series, this enchanting Christmas tale can stand well on its own.
“The Devil’s Slave is gripping historical fiction . . .”
“Some native Hawaiians today might argue that Captain Putnam was misguided in searching for pirates in the South Pacific, because the real pirates had already arrived in Hawaii under the gu
“Heather Morris reminds us about the human side of the Holocaust and helps us remember with her fine storytelling.”
“Perry is a master of the British historical novel, this time leaving the Victorian era behind and delving into a new but volatile century.”
“The Third Daughter is a tribute to the women who endured, who killed themselves, who were brutalized, who escaped, who lived the horrors described therein.
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.”
How many tech bloggers writing about cyber crime do you know who can produce a superbly written, eventful, novel on their first attempt? Well, E. R. Ramzipoor has done it.
“The Dutch Maiden is a well-crafted gothic romantic story, with strong characters, set at a difficult time in Europe.”
“a narrative that reminds its readers of the extent to which everyone who came after the LSD experiments, and the psychedelic sixties, is drawn to that story, but forever remains outside it
“How did three upper-class English sisters become ardent Fascists just before World War II?”
“Irish Above All is a likeable book, nicely written and carefully paced—just a bit too long.”
“Revolutionaries is overflowing, hyper, passionate, raunchy, forceful, and over the top—just like its subject, the fictitious sixties radical Lenny Snyder.”