A woman sets out on a cross-country road trip, unknowingly tracing in reverse the path her mother traveled thirty years before. In parallel tales, the three women -- Louise, Florrie, Ethel -- discover that not all journeys follow a map. As they rediscover their carefree selves on the road, they learn that sometimes the paths we follow are shaped more by our traveling companions than by our Continue Reading
If you like historical fiction set in Italy, take a look at this book. It's the story of a romance between Casanova (you know the one) and a teenage girl. Now a grown woman, Caterina is reminiscing about her whirlwind love with the famous romancer, reading her old letters from him and telling the teenage girl in her charge about it.Continue Reading
The Life and Deaths of Blanche Nero is a story that is both elegant and disturbing, meandering and fast-paced. It is a coming of age story, but not in your typical sense. Blanche is nearly sixty and staying in Venice writing out her life story. While there she is discovering who she is and who her father was. She is learning what love is, and that it isn't quite what she thought.Continue Reading
Title: The Fortune Teller Author: Gwendolyn Womack Publication Date: June 6, 2017 Publisher: Picador Formats: Paperback; 368 Pages ISBN: 9781250099778 Genre: Fiction/Historical/Mystery FROM THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE MEMORY PAINTER COMES A SWEEPING AND SUSPENSEFUL TALE OF ROMANCE, FATE, AND FORTUNE. Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, deciphering Continue Reading
“Writing with a historical eye akin to Geraldine Brooks and incisive prose matching that of Anthony Doerr, debut novelist Janet Benton magically weaves a gripping narrative of hardship, redemption, and hope while illuminating a portrait of little-known history. The result is an unforgettable and important reflection on the maternal and, ultimately, the human bond. Stunning!” —Pam Jenoff, Continue Reading
In this stunning thrill ride, perfect for fans of Dan Brown and Steve Berry, a long-lost manuscript, written for Elizabeth I, holds the key to unlocking the past and to eliminating the future. Lee Nicholson is ready to take the academic world by storm, having discovered a sonnet she believes was written by William Shakespeare. When she reads the poem on the air, the words put her life in Continue Reading