The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery

Another delightful middle grade book set in England during WWII. The additional fantasy was an unusual, and welcome, addition. SYNOPSIS When Col's childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians - a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight... Continue Reading →

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

This historical fiction book gives the reader four different points of view of the women and men who worked at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Interspersed with real photographs of the time truly took me back to the 1940s to a place where the War affected everyone and everything. SYNOPSIS In the bestselling tradition of Hidden Figures and The Wives... Continue Reading →

Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte

This slow burn of a historical fiction middle grade book kept me up reading well past my bedtime. The characters, the culture, and the history all came alive! SYNOPSIS Deaf author and librarian Ann Clare LeZotte weaves an Own Voices story inspired by the true history of a thriving deaf community on Martha's Vineyard in... Continue Reading →

Scot Under the Covers by Suzanne Enoch

The second in this historical romance series from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch is sure to make you feel Scot under the collar. A strong hero, a smart heroine, and a truly despicable villain make this regency romance a true delight! SYNOPSIS In Scot Under the Covers, a resourceful English lady and a hot-blooded... Continue Reading →

Highland Crown by May McGoldrick

Do you love Diana Galbadon's Outlander Series? Or, like me, did you love books one through four but you just couldn't take it anymore? I mean, Jamie is great but can Claire just stay out of trouble for two minutes?!? Sheesh. If, like me, you love a lot of things about Outlander but not the infinite... Continue Reading →

Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

My favorite book of 2018 was The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley. For me, it was like eating my favorite meal complete with a perfectly sized (but decadent) desert. Ms. Pulley's new book Bedlam Stacks was just as delicious although it lacked that certain little bit of sweet and depth that made Watchmaker such an ideal... Continue Reading →

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