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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