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Queen Wallis

Book Review Queen Wallis by C.J. CareyHistorical Fiction | Dystopian | Alternate Reality Queen Wallis is the sequel to the compelling, alternate-reality novel, Widowland by C.J. Carey. This feminist dystopian series is a dark, alternative history that imagines what a British alliance with Germany would have looked like following WWII. Reader’s Thoughts: Widowland has been one of my favorite reads …

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The Paris Deception

Book Review The Paris Deception by Bryn TurnbullHistorical Fiction | Art Reader’s Thoughts: The moment I first saw this cover, it immediately called to me. Add in a description about women rescuing looted art that was slated for destruction by the Nazis, and I couldn’t resist applying for an early copy from Netgalley! I love stories about the French resistance …

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Playing It Safe

Book Review Playing It Safe by Ashley WeaverMystery | Historical Fiction Reader’s Thoughts: Historical mysteries are one of my go-to genres for easy, relaxing reads. The genre is fairly formulaic in that we usually get a murder mystery, a spunky and adventurous protagonist, and a little bit of romance with the lead detective — and in that respect, Playing It …

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Book Review Adrift by Lisa BrideauFiction | Mystery Thriller Ess awakes on a sailboat in the Pacific Northwest with no memory of who she is or how she got there. A simple note hints at the danger from which she’s running — start over, don’t look back. But when other amnesiacs start popping up adrift in these waters, Ess isn’t …

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The Physicists’ Daughter

Book Review The Physicists’ Daughter by Mary Anna Evans Reader’s Thoughts: This book has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of months now. The premise described everything I love in a historical mystery and I was saving it for just the right moment. A strong female lead, unlikely detective, WWII setting, sabotage, espionage… what’s not to love? First …

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Until We Meet

Book Review Until We Meet by Camille Di Maio Reader’s Thoughts: Until We Meet is a character-based novel, following the stories of three young women who are at home in New York during the second world war. This lovely story of hope and patriotism is built upon the beautiful friendship of Margaret, Gladys, and Dottie — and the men who …

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The Tsarina’s Daughter

Book Review The Tsarina’s Daughter by Ellen Alpsten If there’s one thing The Tsarina’s Daughter emphasizes, it’s that it’s not easy being in line for a throne!

The Spanish Daughter

Book Review The Spanish Daughter by Lorena Hughes Two of my favorite genres are historical fiction and mystery. And when a book manages to weave those two together in an equally satisfying way, it makes for a particularly enjoyable read! About The Spanish Daughter: As a child in Spain, Puri always knew her passion for chocolate was inherited from her …

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Last Girl Ghosted

Book Review Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger A suspenseful read about an online dating match turned deadly. This psychological thriller had me hooked from page one! (Keep reading for me full review!) About Last Girl Ghosted: (From the publisher) She met him through a dating app. An intriguing picture on a screen, a date at a downtown bar. What …

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Murder at Mallowan Hall

Book Review Murder at Mallowan Hall by Colleen Cambridge “What I feel is that if one has got to have a murder actually happening in one’s house, one might as well enjoy it, if you know what I mean.” — Agatha Christie, The Body in the Library If you’ve been hanging around The 52 Book Club for a while, you’ll …

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