THE KING’S WITCH, Frances Gorges Trilogy, Book One, by Tracy Borman, Atlantic Monthly Press

In March of 1603, as she helps to nurse the dying Queen Elizabeth of England, Frances Gorges dreams of her parents’ country estate, where she has learned to use flowers and herbs to become a much-loved healer. She is happy to stay at home when King James of Scotland succeeds to the throne. His court … Continue reading THE KING’S WITCH, Frances Gorges Trilogy, Book One, by Tracy Borman, Atlantic Monthly Press

A LADY’S GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE AND MURDER, by Dianne Freeman, Kensington Books

In this exciting historical mystery debut set in Victorian England, a wealthy young widow encounters the pleasures—and scandalous pitfalls—of a London social season . . . Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a widow than she did as a wife. After an obligatory year spent mourning her philandering husband, Reggie, … Continue reading A LADY’S GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE AND MURDER, by Dianne Freeman, Kensington Books

WHAT MAKES CIVILIZATION? THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST & THE FUTURE OF THE WEST, by David Wengrow, Oxford University Press UK

Renowned archaeologist David Wengrow creates here a vivid new account of the "birth of civilization" in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, bringing together within a unified history the first two nations where people created cities, kingdoms, and monumental temples to the gods. But civilization, Wengrow argues, is not exclusively about large-scale settlements and endeavors. Just as … Continue reading WHAT MAKES CIVILIZATION? THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST & THE FUTURE OF THE WEST, by David Wengrow, Oxford University Press UK

BRUJA BORN, by Zoraida Cordova, Sourcebooks Fire

Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead. Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister's newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula's bruja healing powers can't fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her … Continue reading BRUJA BORN, by Zoraida Cordova, Sourcebooks Fire

THE ANGEL MAKERS, A CONSTANCE PIPER MYSTERY, by Tessa Harris, Kensington Publishing Company

In Victorian England, flower seller Constance Piper goes searching for the truth behind a new rash of murders in London's East End . . . In November 1888, the specter of Jack the Ripper instills fear in every woman who makes her living on the streets of London. But there are other monsters at large, … Continue reading THE ANGEL MAKERS, A CONSTANCE PIPER MYSTERY, by Tessa Harris, Kensington Publishing Company

THE BOOKSHOP OF YESTERDAYS, by Amy Meyerson, Dark Row Books/Harper Collins

A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading. Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy's bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda's twelfth birthday, Billy … Continue reading THE BOOKSHOP OF YESTERDAYS, by Amy Meyerson, Dark Row Books/Harper Collins

ASH AND QUILL, THE GREAT LIBRARY SERIES, BOOK THREE, by Rachel Caine, Penguin Random House Canada

Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealously guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny…Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. … Continue reading ASH AND QUILL, THE GREAT LIBRARY SERIES, BOOK THREE, by Rachel Caine, Penguin Random House Canada