The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

Publication Info: February 20th 2018 by Lake Union Publishing, hardcover edition. Other editions available. In December, 1944, Hugo Langley, the soon to be heir of Langley Hall, is shot down over Italy by the Germans. His leg badly injured, he manages to crawl to the edge of an olive tree grove and passes out. He […]

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 […]

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 […]

Copper Sky by Milana Marsenich

Publication Date May 2017 by Open Books Summary: Butte, Montana, 1895-1917. An explosion following a warehouse fire killed dozens of men and women, orphaning their children. With nowhere else to go, the children crowd into the already full Polly May Home for Kids. Miss Anderson did her best to feed and clothe the children but […]

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

Summary: The young ward of the gamekeeper was out checking small game traps on the grounds of the Farleigh estate when he found the body. The man’s limbs were at odd angles and a bit of a parachute flapped in the breeze. It was 1941 and Britain was at war with Germany. The parachutist was […]