ARC Review: A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family in as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. In 1883, the New York Times prints a lengthy rave of Alva Vanderbilt’s Fifth Ave. costume ball–a coup for … More ARC Review: A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

ARC Review: A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Mariah Fredericks’ compelling adult debut novel follows Jane Prescott, a ladies’ maid in an upper-crust 1910 NYC household, after her mistress’s playboy fiancé is gruesomely murdered. Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies’ maid in the upper-most echelons of 1910 New York City society. Invisible until … More ARC Review: A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks

Book Review: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the passengers disappear into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful … More Book Review: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Book Review: Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson (Gaslight Mystery #17)

Setting: Turn-of-the-century New York City Synopsis: As Sarah and Frank prepare for their upcoming wedding, Frank is hired to look into the death of a wealthy man, Charles Oakes. This mystery involves poisoning, mental asylums, the Civil War, and racism. Review: The Gaslight Mysteries are as strong as ever! These are very enjoyable mysteries set … More Book Review: Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson (Gaslight Mystery #17)