The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

Publication Info: Published February 12th 2019 by Lake Union Publishing . Hardcover. Other editions available. Summary: Emily Bryce chafes at the restrictions placed on her by her very proper British parents. She wants to work as a nurse like her best friend, Clarice. But with the WWI battlefield death of her brother, Freddie, her parents […]

Will of a Tiger by Iris Yang

Publication Info: Published January 28, 2019 by Open Books. Paperback or Kindle editions available. Summary:  Birch Bai, a Chinese Air Force Pilot and Danny Hardy, an American Flying Tiger, are engaged in a fierce air battle with the Japanese when their plane is shot down. Both men are captured and sent to a POW camp.  […]

The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani

Publication Info: Published September 1, 2018 by Brilliance Audio. Other editions available. (I listened to the book from Audible.com). The Storyteller’s Secret is a novel about obligation, family duty,  and love in it’s many forms. Although the story takes place in India, the themes are universal. Jaya, an American woman of Indian descent, travels to […]

The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

Publicaton Info: November 6th 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Pre-pub Kindle edition courtesy of Eidelweiss+ by Above the Treeline. Summary: Four-year-old Inja lives with her uncle, aunt, grandparents and a small household staff in Korea. Rumors of an invasion, of impending war, swirl around. Her Uncle is concerned and follows the news and — the […]

Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly

Publication Info: Pre-pub ARC provided by Eidelweiss+ by Above the Treeline. Expected publication Date, Oct 9, 2018 by Grove Press. Other editions available. Summary: Novelist Leon Campbell has several mid-list best selling novels to his name. To all appearances, he is happy and successful. His wife, Jane, is a creative writing teacher and aspiring author. […]

House of Gold by Natasha Solomons

Publication Information: Pre-Pub Kindle edition, October 23, 2018 by G.P. Putnam sons. Pre-pub courtesy of First to Read. Originally published by Cornerstone Books, May 3, 2018. Summary: Nicknamed the House of Gold, the Goldbaum’s Palace in Vienna, Austria in the early 20th century is an extraordinary display of wealth. The white limestone edifice trimmed in gold […]

Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang

Publication Date: May 2018 by Open Books Summary: Jasmine Bai, a university student, leaves the relative security of her uncle’s house in Chungking to find her parents in Nanking. It is 1937 and the Japanese are reported near the Republic of China’s capital. Having already ravaged Peking and Shanghai, the Japanese army is headed to […]

The Hawthorne Season by Riccardo Bruni

Pre-pub courtesy of NetGalley Aug 14, 2018. Published by AmazonCrossing. Translated from the Italian by Hillary Locke. Summary: A murder, a bridge accident, three cats, a teenage girl and a gnome. These five things appear to have little to do with each other but in the Hawthorne Season, almost nothing is as it appears to […]

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

Publication date, January 9th, 2018, by Soho Press. Summary: Perveen Mistry assists her father in the family law firm. As the first – and only – female solicitor in 1920’s Bombay, she isn’t allowed to present cases at court. That is the purview of the male barristers, but there is plenty of work for her […]

A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

A Trick of the Light is the 7th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. Summary: After years of struggling for recognition in the art world, guileless Clara Morrow is finally granted a solo show in a prestigious gallery. The gallery owners and reviewers, once scathingly dismissive of her work, now swarm around her like […]