Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco


In 1888 London, Audrey Rose Wadsworth defies her father and society, and secretly tutors under her uncle doing autopsies. Through her studies she comes face-to-face with the victims of Jack the Ripper. She feels compelled to figure out who the Ripper is and bring him to justice, but the investigation may lead to dark secrets […]

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11/22/63 by Stephen King


While grading English assignments in 2011, Jake Epping learns of the tragic childhood of Harry Dunning, one of his GED students. Dunning managed to be the only survivor when his father slaughtered his family with a sledgehammer. But a bigger revelation comes from his friend, Al Templeton. The storeroom in Al’s diner hides a portal […]

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Alyssa Palombo: Author Q&A + Giveaway


Historical novelist Alyssa Palombo, whose second novel The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence is out now, graciously agreed to answer a few questions on writing. You can read her answers here, and be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of the post. 1) What drew you to write about Simonetta Cattaneo? There […]

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The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson


After the death of her parents, Evangeline is left in the care of her cousin, King Richard II. When she learns that the king has promised her as a wife to his advisor, Lord Shiveley, Evangeline runs away. Knowing that they will come after her, and that she is known for her beautiful singing voice, […]

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The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa Palombo


Simonetta Cattaneo knows she is beautiful. She has been told so all her life. So, when Marco Vespucci shows interest in marrying her she knows that is part of it, but she also finds in him a man who is not turned off by her love of literature and learning. She happily agrees to marry […]

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The Pursuit of Pearls by Jane Thynne


Germany is on the brink of war, and actress turned spy Clara Vine must decide if she will stay in Germany as it grows more dangerous, or return to England. She is shocked when Lottie Franke is murdered. Lottie was an aspiring costume designer who apprenticed at Clara’s film studio, and a student at the […]

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The Scent of Secrets by Jane Thynne


It’s 1938. Germany has become a police state. The citizens are under constant scrutiny. Jews must be home by curfew and are no longer allowed to hold many jobs. Clara Vine is an actress, half-German, half-English. Her career allows her to travel in and out of Germany with a little more freedom. Both of these […]

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My Fair Gentleman by Nancy Campbell Allen


Jack Elliot grew up at sea, doing what he could to provide for his mother and sister after the death of his father. His fortune takes a turn when his grandfather, an Earl, names Jack as his heir. The problem? Jack must give up his dream of one day captaining his own ship and impress the aristocracy. […]

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The White Russian by Vanora Bennett


It is 1937. Evie is given an opportunity to study in Europe, funded by her Grandmother, whom she doesn’t know. Her strained relationship with her mother, and her new sense of freedom, send her to Paris to reconnect with her Grandmother, but tragedy strikes, and her Grandmother falls ill and passes away, leaving Evie with a […]

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The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron


Can a person truly bury the past? Wren Lockhart has spent most of her life trying to do just that. On the vaudeville stages of Boston in the early 1900’s, training under master illusionist Harry Houdini, she has created a new life for herself. But when the act of one of Houdini’s rivals goes terribly wrong, Wren’s secrets […]

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Reading Preview 3/23/17


Hey guys! I’ll be finishing The Inkblots over the next couple of days. You can look for that review this weekend. In the meantime, I wanted to share what’s coming up. These will be the next two books I read. I’ve been waiting on Byrd’s new book for almost a year! I’ll be reading Cambron’s book […]

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Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray


Lydia Bancroft’s world is a world of books, until a mysterious, dark-eyed man begins to frequent the reading room where she works as a librarian. He never speaks a word to her until a chance meeting puts him in the position to be her rescuer. She soon discovers that he is none other than the […]

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