ARC Review: Daughter of Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA′I is the highly anticipated sequel to Alan Brennert’s acclaimed book club favorite, and national bestseller, MOLOKA′I. It’s a companion tale that tells the story of Ruth, the daughter that Rachel Kalama—quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa—was forced to give up … More ARC Review: Daughter of Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

ARC Review: The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: A captivating novel following the exploits of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, the forgotten and rebellious daughter of one of America’s greatest political dynasties. London, 1938. The effervescent “It girl” of London society since her father was named the ambassador, Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy moves in rarified circles, rubbing satin-covered elbows with some … More ARC Review: The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher

ARC Review: A Sorrowful Sanctuary by Iona Whishaw (Lane Winslow #5)

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: In the fifth book of the series that the Globe and Mail calls “terrific,” Lane Winslow investigates the murder of an unidentified man she found adrift in a boat near King’s Cove. Lane Winslow is enjoying a perfect, sunny day at the lake when she spots a gravely injured young man … More ARC Review: A Sorrowful Sanctuary by Iona Whishaw (Lane Winslow #5)

ARC Review: The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: An artist lost to history, a family abandoned to its secrets, and the woman whose search for meaning unearths it all in a sweeping and expressive story from the New York Times bestselling author of Letters from Paris. Long, lonely years have passed for the crumbling Château Clement, nestled well … More ARC Review: The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell

Book Review: It Begins In Betrayal by Iona Whishaw (Lane Winslow #4)

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The fourth book in what the Globe and Mail has proclaimed “a terrific series” by “a writer to watch.” Summer descends over the picturesque King’s Cove as Darling and Lane’s mutual affection blossoms. But their respite from solving crime is cut short when a British government official arrives in Nelson … More Book Review: It Begins In Betrayal by Iona Whishaw (Lane Winslow #4)

ARC Review: The Madonna of the Mountains by Elise Valmorbida

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: An epic and inspiring novel about one woman’s survival in the hardscrabble Italian countryside, oppressed by both a patriarchal society and by Mussolini’s iron-fist rule, but determined to protect her family throughout the war–by any means possible. A sweeping saga about womanhood, loyalty, war, religion, family, motherhood, and marriage, The … More ARC Review: The Madonna of the Mountains by Elise Valmorbida

ARC Review: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: From New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen comes a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets…In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a … More ARC Review: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

Mini Review: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The instant New York Times bestselling novel… Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from … More Mini Review: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Book Review: The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale and Maus II – the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler’s Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able … More Book Review: The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

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