April 8, 2020

BOOK REVIEW: The Little Grey Girl by Celine Kiernan

The old queen and her raggedy witches have fled Witches Borough, and Mup’s family has moved into the cold, newly empty castle. But the queen’s legacy lingers in the fear and mistrust of her former subjects and in the memories that live in the castle’s very walls [...]
April 6, 2020

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig

Colonel William Reid has returned home from India to retire near his children, who are safely stowed in an academy in Bath. Upon his return to the Isles, however, he finds that one of his daughters has vanished, along with one of her classmates [...]
April 3, 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Whose Body? and Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers

The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder -- especially with a pair of gold pince-nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes. What's more, the face appeared to have been shaved [...]
April 1, 2020

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: Secrets of the Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford

Based on a real letter to the Times by a Victorian schoolmaster reporting a mermaid sighting, Secrets of the Sea House is an epic, sweeping tale of loss and love; hope and redemption; and how we heal ourselves with the stories we tell. Scotland, 1860. Reverend Alexander Ferguson, naïve and newly-ordained, takes up his new parish [...]
March 30, 2020

BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland

Is it more dangerous to forget ... or to remember? A compelling drama about broken dreams, first love and the mystery of a lost sister, for all fans of Hannah Richell and Kate Morton. She remembered this part of the trip during the day time. Her sisters on either side in the back [...]
March 27, 2020

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: Hanns & Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz by Thomas Harding

May 1945. In the aftermath of the Second Word War, the first British War Crimes Investigation Team is assembled to hunt down the senior Nazi officials responsible for the greatest atrocities the world has ever seen. One of the lead investigators [...]
March 25, 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Brimstone (The Fire Watcher Chronicles #1) by Kelly Gardiner

December 1940: Christopher Larkham finds an ancient Roman ring inscribed with a phoenix on the banks of the Thames. As he takes shelter from the firestorm of the Blitz, the ring glows, and pushing open a door, he finds himself in 1666 and facing [...]
March 23, 2020

VINTAGE BOOK REVIEW: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Oct. 11th, 1943 - A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun. When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance [...]
March 20, 2020

BOOK REVIEW: The Island by Victoria Hislop

On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides [...]