ARC Review: House of Names by Colm Toibin

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: (WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE PLOT OF THE BOOK ARE IN THE SYNOPSIS) From the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Tóibín comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra—spectacularly audacious, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling—and her children.“I have been acquainted with the smell of death.” So begins Clytemnestra’s tale … More ARC Review: House of Names by Colm Toibin

ARC Review: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family’s Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she’s purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack … More ARC Review: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

Book Review: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City … More Book Review: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

ARC Review: In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if … More ARC Review: In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

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