Two sisters who see the world in very different ways are forced to go out into it together in this story of the Roaring Twenties. Rose is comfortable running her father’s household after their mother’s death. She relishes the orderliness of a kept house, and felt their nightly rituals of gathering in the drawing room […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
On July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary fired the first shots in what would become World War I. More than four years and over 37 million dead, wounded, and missing later, on November 11, 1918, the nations involved signed the armistice ending one of the deadliest conflicts in history. The Great War, the War to End All […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Julia Elliston is orphaned in an age where women were owned. Matrimony is her only escape from an anonymous guardian shipping her off to Scotland and life as a servant. Edward was to be her salvation, but he had become a priest. Lady Foxmore became her only hope of finding a husband before it was too […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In the remote regions of 1920’s Russia, Kolya has just deserted his post in the Red Army. Tired of being separated from his family and tired of the unending brutality of war, he has loaded the body of his dead brother on horseback and is fleeing home to his village. But that is only the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
This second title in the “Sweet Venom” trilogy finds reunited triplets, Gretchen, Grace, and Greer, equally committed to their role as gatekeepers between the monster realm and earth. Although Gretchen has the most experience finding and fighting the monsters, all three have magic talents passed down from Medusa and her gorgon sisters. However as […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pirates and haute cuisine on the open seas? I really couldn’t have imagined a more fun read for my 4th of July weekend road trip. Eli Brown’s Cinnamon and Gunpowder is a foodie version of Pirates of the Caribbean by way of Simone de Beauvoir. While that might not sound terribly fun, just trust me. […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab asks the perennial question: how far would you go to give yourself super powers? It’s a question that weighs heavily on the minds of Victor Vale and his roommate, Eli Cardale/Ever. Extremely intelligent, competitive, and more than a little bit emotionally disturbed, these two young men are top students at Lockland […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan is a wonderful, enigmatic picture book which will be enjoyed equally by both the young and old. The book records two boys’ summer adventures as a series of rules–all of which, of course, are determined by the older boy as he attempts to exercise his seniority over his younger […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Beekeepers Ball is the second novel in the “Bella Vista Chronicles” by Susan Wiggs. (The first is The Apple Orchard.) In this novel, Isabel Johansen is planning the opening of her cooking school on her family estate in Sonoma County, CA. She plans to use locally grown produce as well as the honey and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.