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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 parents, however, insist she lie about her background for fear that the stigma against the British Hom... Read Article
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 fact that Grace has never been a reader. Determined to do her best, Grace sets about c... Read Article
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 – who are disappearing. Meanwhile, Hanna’s husband suddenly bring... Read Article

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 in Sylvie’s building and barely manages to conceal his affection... Read Article
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, heir to a fortune and on the run due to his part-Jewish heritage. Meanwhile, Sandrine Paquet ... Read Article
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 Renick, is not easily caught. Still mourn... Read Article
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 and sinister Buach O’Boyle – and handsome thatcher Se... Read Article
Lethal Intent by Cara Putman

Lethal Intent by Cara Putman

Caroline Bragg is excited about her new job as legal counsel at Praecursoria, a biotechnology company working on novel cancer therapies. Meanwhile, her new boyfriend, ex-football player Brandon Lancaster, is trying to keep his group foster home afloat in a sea of changing regulations – all while being present for young Bethany, a cancer patient and a subject in a Praecursoria trial. Then scientists at Praecurso... Read Article

All Through the Night by Tara Johnson

As the Civil War is raging, Cadence Piper longs to help. She isn’t needed in her father’s shop. She isn’t needed at home. She is rejected as a nurse. But her sweet singing voice soothes the patients in the hospital in Washington, DC. The last thing Dr. Joshua Ivy wants in his hospital is a pretty songbird distracting the men. But Cadence’s grit and determination slowly win him over. However, a... Read Article
The Mulberry Leaf Whispers by Linda Thompson

The Mulberry Leaf Whispers by Linda Thompson

1942 – Japanese naval officer Matsuura Akira is on guard at sea when the ships of the famous Doolittle raid pass by. His ship sunk by the Americans, Akira is the only survivor. Akira’s father has impressed on him the deep shame of being captured, so Akira tries to take his own life – but fails. He knows he can never go home again. Then in 1949, he meets one of the Doolittle Raiders, and his life cha... Read Article