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A Trace of Poison

Book Review A Trace of Poison by Colleen Cambridge β€œThe truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.” — Agatha Christie Reader’s Thoughts: When I first saw that there was a cozy mystery series being released about Agatha Christie’s fictional, murder-solving housekeeper, I was all in! The first in …

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Cradles of the Reich

Book Review Cradles of the Reich by Jennifer Coburn Reader’s Thoughts: The first time I heard of “Lebensborn” was while watching an episode of The Man in the High Castle. (Funnily enough, this is mentioned in the author’s note as Coburn’s experience as well!) So when I read the premise for this new novel, Cradles …

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The Invincible Miss Cust

Book Review The Invincible Miss Cust by Penny Haw The year 2022 marks the centenary of Aleen Cust’s (the first female veterinary surgeon to be recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) finally receiving her diploma. The pre-printed “Mr.” on it had been struck out and “Miss” added by hand. In The Invincible Miss …

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The Ways We Hide

Book Review The Ways We Hide by Kristina McMorris As a child, Fenna is caught up in a Christmas Eve disaster (based on the Italian Hall Disaster of 1913.) Traumatized by this horrific event, she turns to magic and the art of illusion to help her process. Yet, her work as an escape artist soon …

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For Those Who Are Lost

Book Review For Those Who Are Lost by Julia Bryan Thomas The Island of Guernsey, 1940. Parents are faced with a heartbreaking decision: send their children away to England alone, or risk the inevitable Nazis invasion and all that it may hold. This heart-breaking and emotional read touches upon the long-lasting effects of war and …

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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… …

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The Surgeon’s Daughter

Book Review The Surgeon’s Daughter by Audrey Blake Ready for one of my most anticipated reads of 2022? The Surgeon’s Daughter is the follow-up novel to The Girl in His Shadow (which was one of my favorite reads from 2021!) Last year, I completely fell in love with this moving and inspirational story, and I …

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Her Hidden Genius

Book Review Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict Her Hidden Genius is the best of Marie Benedict! Impeccably researched and beautifully written, this story uncovers the incredible life of a woman history overlooked. (Keep reading for the full book synopsis.)

Must Love Books

Book Review Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson Must Love Books was the first story I finished in the New Year, and it couldn’t have been a better pick. This debut novel is a lovely and layered read, exploring mental health, self-worth, happiness, and survival in the workplace. And I, for one, absolutely adored it. …

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