As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner

Title: As Bright As Heaven Author: Susan Meissner Genre: Historical Fiction Publish Date: February 6, 2018 Obtained: Book of the Month January Selection/Netgalley Synopsis: Thomas and Pauline Bright are offered the opportunity to move from the Pennsylvania country to Philadelphia so Thomas can study to become an undertaker. They uproot their entire family: daughters Evie, Maggie and Willa. The Bright…

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The Great Alone

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Title: The Great Alone Author: Kristin Hannah Genre: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction Publish Date: February 6, 2018 Obtained: Bound Galley from Publisher Synopsis: Ernt Allbright returned from the Vietnam as a POW not right. He can’t hold down a job and has nightmares. Eventually he inherits a piece of land in Alaska, and he travels there with his wife, Cora,…

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How To Stop Time

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Title: How to Stop Time Author: Matt Haig Publish Date: February 6, 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy Obtained: Publisher/Goodreads Giveaway Synopsis: Tom Hazard has seen so much history. Born in the late 16th century, he has a rare condition that allows him to age much slower than an average person. But now, in the 21st century, he just wants to live…

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The Revolution of Marina M

The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch: A Book Review

Title: The Revolution of Marina M. Author: Janet Fitch Published: November 7, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction Obtained: Public Library Synopsis (from Book): St. Petersburg, New Year’s Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of…

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The Other Alcott

The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper: A Book Review

Title: The Other Alcott Author: Elise Hooper Published: September 5, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction Obtained: Public Library The Other Alcott focuses on one of the lesser known Alcott sisters, May Alcott. Louisa May Alcott has just published Little Women, and May wants to study to become a real artist. What follows are whirlwind trips to Europe to study under the…

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Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan: A Book Review

Title: Manhattan Beach Author: Jennifer Egan Published: October 3rd, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction Obtained: Book of the Month Synopsis: One day, twelve-year-old Anna Kerrigan accompanies her father to the home of Dexter Styles, who she believes will be an integral part in the lives of her family. Years later, her father, Eddie Kerrigan, has disappeared, and Anna and her mother…

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The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve: A Book Review

Title: The Stars Are Fire Author: Anita Shreve Published: May 2, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: It’s October 1947. After a summer-long drought, a fire breaks out along the coast of Maine, displacing hundreds of families and killing so many. Grace Holland is left to fend for herself and her two children while her husband volunteers to…

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The House on Foster Hill

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright: A Book Review

Title: The House on Foster Hill Author: Jaime Jo Wright Publish Date: December 5, 2017 Genre: Christian, Mystery & Thrillers Obtained: Netgalley eARC Synopsis: Kaine Prescott has lived through the traumatic death of her husband, which she believes was a murder. She’s even been stalked by a man she believes is her husband’s killer. She decides to get away from…

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See What I Have Done

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt: A Book Review

Title: See What I Have Done Author: Sarah Schmidt Published: August 1, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: ‘Lizzie Borden took an axe…’ Many people can finish this poem about the death of Andrew and Abby Borden. In See What I Have Done, you are given a front row seat into the viewpoints of four suspects in the…

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