Highland Crown: Royal Highlander #1 by May McGoldrick – Review

Highland Crown (Royal Highlander, #1)Highland Crown: Royal Highlander #1
by May McGoldrick

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (April 30, 2019)
Genre: Romance, Historical Romance
ISBN-10: 1250314976
ISBN-13: 978-1250314970
ASIN: B07DZY9NK2

Scottish pride, persuasion, and passion―this is Highland romance at its breathtaking best.

Inverness, 1820
Perched on the North Sea, this port town―by turns legendary and mythological―is a place where Highland rebels and English authorities clash in a mortal struggle for survival and dominance. Among the fray is a lovely young widow who possesses rare and special gifts. Continue reading

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum – Review

A Woman Is No ManA Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum 

Publication: March 5th, 2019 by Harper
Historical Fiction
ISBN-10: 0062699768
ISBN-13: 978-0062699763

In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating itself: Deya’s mother, Isra, also had no choice when she left Palestine as a teenager to marry Adam. Though Deya was raised to believe her parents died in a car accident, a secret note from a mysterious, yet familiar-looking woman makes Deya question everything she was told about her past. As the narrative alternates between the lives of Deya and Isra, she begins to understand the dark, complex secrets behind her fragile community. Continue reading

Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table (A Memoir with Recipes) by Boris Fishman – Review

Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table (A Memoir with Recipes)Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table (A Memoir with Recipes) by Boris Fishman 

Publication: February 26th, 2019 by Harper
ISBN-10: 006286789X
ISBN-13: 978-0062867896
Genre: Autobiography – Memoir

The acclaimed author of A Replacement Life shifts between heartbreak and humor in this gorgeously told a recipe-filled memoir. A family story, an immigrant story, a love story, and an epic meal, Savage Feast explores the challenges of navigating two cultures from an unusual angle. Continue reading

Devices and Desires by Kate Hubbard – Review

Devices and DesiresDevices and Desires by Kate Hubbard

Publication: February 26th, 2019 by Harper

ISBN-10: 006230299X
ISBN-13: 978-0062302991
Genre: History – Nonfiction

The critically acclaimed author of Serving Victoria brilliantly illuminates the life of the little-known Bess of Hardwick—next to Queen Elizabeth I, the richest and most powerful woman in sixteenth-century England.

Aided by a quartet of judicious marriages and a shrewd head for business, Bess of Hardwick rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most respected and feared Countesses in Elizabethan England—an entrepreneur who built a family fortune, created glorious houses—the last and greatest built as a widow in the 70s—and was deeply involved in matters of the court, including the custody of Mary Queen of Scots. Continue reading

The Secretary by Renée Knight – Review

The SecretaryThe Secretary by Renée Knight 

Publication: February 12th, 2019 by Harper
ISBN-10: 0062362356
ISBN-13: 978-0062362353
Genre: Mystery-Suspense – Thriller

Renée Knight follows up her international sensation Disclaimer with this shivery tale of psychological suspense, featuring a character as disturbing and compelling as Mrs. Danvers in Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca.

From her first day as Personal Assistant to the celebrated Mina Appleton, Christine Butcher understands what is expected of her. Absolute loyalty. Absolute discretion. For twenty years, Christine has been a most devoted servant, a silent witness to everything in Mina’s life. So quiet, you would hardly know she is there. Continue reading

The Tale Teller: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel by Anne Hillerman – Review

The Tale TellerThe Tale Teller: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel
by Anne Hillerman 

Publication: April 9th, 2019 by Harper
Genre: Mystery

Legendary Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn takes center stage in this riveting atmospheric mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman that combines crime, superstition, and tradition and brings the desert Southwest vividly alive.

Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifact—a reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joe’s been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and Leaphorn himself receives anonymous warnings to beware—witchcraft is afoot. Continue reading

Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby – Review

Hurricane SeasonHurricane Season 
by Nicole Melleby

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers (May 7, 2019)
ISBN-10: 1616209062
ISBN-13: 978-1616209063

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This debut novel—about taking risks and facing danger, about love and art, and about growing up and coming out—will make its way straight into your heart.

Fig, a sixth grader, wants more than anything to see the world as her father does. The once-renowned pianist, who hasn’t composed a song in years and has unpredictable good and bad days, is something of a mystery to Fig. Though she’s a science and math nerd, she tries taking an art class just to be closer to him, to experience life the way an artist does. But then Fig’s dad shows up at school, disoriented and desperately searching for Fig. Not only has the class not brought Fig closer to understanding him, but it has also brought social services to their door. Continue reading