Historical Fiction

The Rose Code

Book Review The Rose Code by Kate Quinn Kate Quinn does it again! The Rose Code is a hefty 650+ page read that is so well written and intricately crafted, you don’t want it to end! The premise: It’s 1940 and England finds itself at war against Germany. Three young women answer the call to Bletchley Park — sworn to …

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Things We Didn’t Say

Book Review Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green From 1942 through 1945, more than 400,000 Axis prisoners were shipped to the United States and detained in camps in rural areas across the country. This relatively little-known historical fact acts as the focal point for this impressive debut novel, Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green. About: It’s …

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21 Book Covers With Women Facing Away

The 52 Book Club’s annual challenge is made up of fifty-two fun and unique prompts. Every year, three of these categories are randomly drawn from suggestions made by our 52 Book Club Facebook group members. And one of the 2021 challenge‘s winning categories was “a cover with a woman who is facing away.” This cover trend has been fairly popular …

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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

Book Review The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict It’s December 1926 and Agatha Christie has disappeared. For eleven days, England unleashes an unprecedented manhunt. And then, just as mysteriously as she disappeared, she reappears — claiming amnesia. Was it an elaborate stunt to promote her newest book? A hoax? A “fugue” state? Or something more? While we may …

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The Passing Bells

Book Review The Passing Bells by Phillip Rock (From the publisher) Before Downton Abbey, there was Abingdon Pryory, the elegant country home of the Grevilles—a titled English family who, along with their servants, see their world turned upside down when England goes to war. Once their well-kept lawns and whirling social seasons give way to the horrors of World War I, …

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