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Sweet Cranberries by Sherry Kyle

Sweet Cranberries by Sherry Kyle

Amanda Richards has a going-nowhere job and a nosy mother determined to marry her off. So when her aunt and uncle ask Amanda to take over their beloved Blue Crab Café, Amanda leaps at the chance at a fresh start – and on her favorite island of Nantucket. But the changes she wants to make… Read more »

Rose Among Thornes by Terrie Todd

Rose Among Thornes by Terrie Todd

In 1941 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rose Onishi is well on her way to fulfilling her life’s goal of becoming a concert pianist. But after Pearl Harbor, Canada rounds up all people of Japanese descent and places them in bleak internment camps. Rose’s family is then sent inland to Manitoba to work on a sugar… Read more »

A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy

A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy

Half-English and half-Indian, Ottilie Russell doesn’t fit in either culture in Calcutta in 1886. Life has become more difficult since the death of her mother, and Ottilie just manages to support her beloved grandmother and her little brother Thaddeus through her skill with beetle-wing embroidery. Then her English grandmother, whom Ottilie has never met, sends… Read more »

No Journey Too Far by Carrie Turansky

No Journey Too Far by Carrie Turansky

In 1919, Grace Hamilton is being prepared by her wealthy parents to make her debut in Toronto society. But Grace longs to find information about the family she remembers as a little girl – when she was shipped from England to Canada with the British Home Children and separated from her brother and sisters. Her… Read more »

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

On the eve of World War II, Grace Bennett and her best friend, Viv, move from Norfolk to London on a lark, fulfilling childhood dreams, and they room with Grace’s mother’s friend, Mrs. Weatherford. A force of nature, Mrs. Weatherford gets Grace a job with curmudgeonly Mr. Evans at Primrose Hill Books – despite the… Read more »

The Curator’s Daughter by Melanie Dobson

The Curator's Daughter by Melanie Dobson

In 1940, German archaeologist Hanna Tillich is forced to marry an SS officer and leave her work in the field, searching for artifacts that will bolster the Nazis’ prized theories of racial superiority. Consigned to a job in Nuremberg cataloging artworks being placed in storage, Hanna comes to realize the art comes from Jewish families… Read more »

Shadows of the White City by Jocelyn Green

Sylvie Townsend has a full and busy life, running the family bookstore in Chicago and raising her adopted daughter, Rose. When the World’s Fair comes to Chicago in 1893, Sylvie also takes on the role of tour guide. But seventeen-year-old Rose begins pushing Sylvie away and seeking answers about her background. Violinist Kristof Bartok boards… Read more »

The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron

The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron

When the Nazis occupy Paris, high-fashion dressmaker Lila de Laurent finds work designing gowns for the girlfriends of Nazi officers staying at the Hôtel Ritz – and finds much information to pass on to the resistance. The last thing she expects is to be thrust back into the company of her former love, René Trouliard,… Read more »

Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz

Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz

In Jamestown, Virginia, in 1634, Selah Hopewell is considered a spinster, but she doesn’t mind. She enjoys her work helping in her father’s store in the growing colony. She’s also responsible for settling a shipload of “tobacco brides,” young ladies sent from England to find husbands among the many bachelors. The most eligible bachelor, Alexander… Read more »

A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel

A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel

Reeling from her mother’s death, Moira Doherty decides to fulfill her mother’s last wish – for Moira to leave Boston and take a teaching job in Donegal, Ireland. Having grown up hearing her mother’s charming stories of the village of Ballymann, Moira agrees. There she meets an assortment of characters, warm Brid and merry Sinead… Read more »