“The writing is so smooth and consistent, and the narrative unfolds so steadily, it’s hard to look up from.”
It is April 1943, and World War II is raging throughout Europe. In Washington, D.C., Ava Harper is working as a librarian at a job she loves in the Rare Book Room at the Library of Congress.
Nineteen-year-old Avery helps her mother give birth to a baby boy who dies within ten minutes. While her female siblings care for their mother, Avery is given the task of burying the child.
“a journey into the heart and longing of a spirited woman discovering her identity outside societal expectations, her search for personal freedom, her courageousness, and her empathy.”
Nothing is more heartbreaking and disturbing than war.
“leaves the reader with a profound sense of satisfaction.”
When one thinks about beach reads, Elin Hilderbrand inevitably comes to mind as the author of many satisfying novels that take the reader to Nantucket's historic and well-known island.
“Tracy Flick Can’t Win is a deeply humanist work by a master of observation.”
There are summer beach reads and then there are summer European beach reads.
What could be more fun and exciting than being single and having a thriving business located right on the California waterfront?
“The Foundling touches on important issues like women’s autonomy, racism, classism, and anti-Semitism, as well as other social justice issues.”
Dealing with a terminal illness is grueling, not just for the one who is ill but also for their loved ones.
“Holding Her Breath is a generational story written in descriptive language with steady pacing. . . .
Maria Adelman’s How to Be Eaten has a fabulous premise—in modern day New York, five women gather for a trauma support group, each of them a modern reimagining of a fairy tale heroine.
“The book highlights the bravery, courage, and determination of a female doctor ahead of her time, saving broken bones as well as broken souls. Every woman's heroine.
“an electrifying novel . . .”
“The writing is vivid in the descriptions of village life in Oman . . .”
Lizzie and Dan Fulton are barristers in the United Kingdom. While Dan, a defense attorney, handles a job Lizzie could never imagine doing, she deals with custody issues.
This highly emotional novel includes two narratives combined in one, commencing in June 1940 in Riga, Latvia.
Phoebe Adams is a reporter for the Weekly Sentinel, a small New England newspaper that is petering out, and she is trying desperately to save it.
“The Good Left Undone is a poignant expose on the value of the unsung heroes in a multigenerational, working-class family, and through the power of story, author Adriana Trigiani r
“The Fashion Orphans is highly recommended for readers who enjoy stories about family ties and the unexpected behavior of relatives and friends, w
Middle-aged Stephen Aston, a prominent heart physician, hires Heather Wisher, a young interior designer, to decorate his home, hoping to make his wife Pam happy.
“Engaging, suspenseful, courageous, and brimming with a warm heart, Take My Hand will stay with you long after the last page.”
“Weaving myth and legend with historical fact pertaining to an age-old American mystery, The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare is a spellbinding, beautiful story written by a graceful hand