Get Caught Up in the Romance of World War II on ‘The Way to London’ [REVIEW]

Steam locomotive

In the midst of World War II, Lucy Stanhope must leave everything she knows behind in Alix Rickloff’s The Way to London. (Photo by Tony Armstrong, Flickr)

A beautiful young socialite has everything a girl could want: wealth, privilege, and a one-of-a-kind wardrobe that speaks volumes about her personal style. She even has a special man in her life who seems to know her all too well. But with World War II raging around them, everything she holds dear is threatened and the future is anything but certain in Alix Rickloff’s gorgeous new novel, The Way to London.  Read more of this post

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If Walls Could Talk, Imagine the Stories ‘The Address’ Could Tell [REVIEW]

The Dakota

In The Address, Fiona Davis captures two very disparate stories of love and madness within one of New York City’s most historic addresses, The Dakota. (Photo by Wally Gobetz, Flickr)

Visitors to New York City’s Upper West Side have undoubtedly seen the Dakota, an apartment building which opened back in 1884, back when the landscape was desolate and unpopulated. With its unusual looming rooftop, wrought iron monsters and tall forbidding windows, this historic structure lacks warmth and prods imaginations to run wild. Now, in The Address, Fiona Davis throws open the doors and invites us inside to tell us a haunting tale of love and murder and of two very different women living one hundred years apart.  Read more of this post

‘The Alice Network’ Introduces Readers to the Great War’s Mysterious Female Spy Ring [REVIEW]

Woman in London

A young woman returns to Europe after the war in search of her cousin, only to discover the truth about a little known female spy ring known as “The Alice Network” in Kate Quinn’s new novel. (Photo courtesy William Morrow)

An American college student can’t believe that her favorite relative is dead, so she takes matters into her own hands and goes in search of her cousin in post-World War II London. However, the questions she has aren’t so easily answered and soon she learns much more than she bargained for in Kate Quinn’s new historical novel, The Alice Network.  Read more of this post

Jane Green’s ‘Summer Secrets’ Offers Surprising Depth [REVIEW]

Nantucket woman

A young woman must reconcile her past before she can have a future in Jane Green’s SUMMER SECRETS.
(Photo by Rob Zand, Flickr)

As the old saying goes, “Never judge a book by its cover.” That has never been more true than with Jane Green’s Summer Secrets. Upon first examination of the book jacket and the novel’s synopsis, I thought this would be a lighthearted beach read, yet it proved to be anything but fun. Read more of this post

Dark Desires Permeate Amanda Quick’s ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ [REVIEW]

Runaway bride

A high-priced matchmaker is the unwitting object of a stalker’s deadly desire in Amanda Quick’s TIL DEATH DO US PART. (Photo by Sarah Nichols, Flickr)

Return to Victorian London in Amanda Quick’s latest novel, ‘Til Death Do Us Part, where a high-priced matchmaker becomes the object of someone’s deadly obsession.  Read more of this post