ARC Review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Official Synopsis from Amazon: A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, … More ARC Review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

ARC Review: A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women past and present in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life. February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German … More ARC Review: A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

ARC Review: In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant

Official Synopsis from Amazon: The author of Blood and Beauty returns with another captivating novel about Renaissance Italy and one of history’s most notorious families. Before the Corleones, before the Lannisters, there were the Borgias. Bestselling novelist Sarah Dunant has long been drawn to the high drama of Renaissance Italy: power, passion, beauty, brutality, and … More ARC Review: In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant

ARC Review: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Official Synopsis from Amazon: As England enters World War II’s dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to shutter the church’s choir in the absence of men and instead “carry on singing.” Resurrecting themselves as … More ARC Review: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

ARC Review: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she’d longed for is much changed. Her father’s new companion—a strange, intolerant woman—has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day … More ARC Review: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

ARC Review: The Ornatrix by Kate Howard

Official Synopsis: The passionate and elegantly dark tale of desire, obsession, and deceit by a talented new author. In this beautifully written debut, novelist Kate Howard proves herself to be a talent to watch, spinning a striking historical yarn packed with suspense and period detail worthy of Kate Mosse, Jessie Burton, or Tracy Chevalier. Flavia … More ARC Review: The Ornatrix by Kate Howard

ARC Review: The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg

Official Synopsis: The bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is at her superb best in this fun-loving, moving novel about what it means to be truly alive. Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, … More ARC Review: The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg

ARC Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love. In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Émile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris, France–a … More ARC Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

ARC Review: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Official Synopsis from Amazon: Drawing on Queen Victoria’s diaries, which she first started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, Daisy Goodwin―creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria and author of the bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter―brings the young nineteenth-century monarch, who would go on to reign … More ARC Review: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin