The Ice Palace Waltz by Barbara L. Baer

Publication Info: Published February 2, 2020 by Open Books. I read the Kindle edition courtesy of the publisher. Summary: In the late 1800’s, two German Jewish immigrants marry and settle in Leadville, Colorado. Their life wasn’t easy in the rough mining town. As their children grew, some stayed in Leadville, while others moved to find […]

Cartier’s Hope by M.J. Rose

Publication Info: Expected publication date January 28, 2020 by Atria Books. Kindle pre-pub edition courtesy of NetGalley. Summary: Vera Garland’s family is very wealthy. Her father was the owner of Garland’s Emporium, a very prosperous department store in early New York. As the daughter of a socialite, Vera was raised to be a fine lady […]

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson (Gaslight Mystery #1)

Publication Info: Published May 1, 1999 by Berkley Prime Crime. I read the paperback edition, purchased through Thrift Books. Other editions available. Summary: Sarah Brandt is a widow working as a midwife in late Victorian era New York. While she was born into wealth, she became estranged from her family for following her heart, rather […]

Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati (The Gilded Hour #2)

Publication Info: Published September 10, 2019 by Berkley Books. Pre-pub Kindle edition sent to me by Berkley Books via Netgalley. Summary: In 1884, Dr. Sophie Savard returns to New York to throw herself back into work following the death of her husband from tuberculosis. In New York, she is surrounded by friends and family, but […]

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Publication Info: Expected publication date: July 2nd 2019 by Dutton. Pre-pub kindle edition courtesy of NetGalley. Summary: In the initial foreshadowing chapter, Jules Larsen wakes up in a white room surrounded by doctors and nurses. She is told she was injured when a car hit her. As her memory returns, she is terrified and begs […]

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Pub. date, Oct 17, 2017 by Harper books. Summary: Amber Patterson’s plan to get a rich husband is by stealing one from another woman. Every day she goes to the gym and observes wealthy woman working out. After three months of eavesdropping and secretive internet research, she decides to go after Daphne’s husband, Jackson Parrish. […]