A CASTAWAY IN CORNWALL, by Julie Klassen, Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group

Laura Callaway daily walks the windswept Cornwall coast, known for many shipwrecks but few survivors. She feels like a castaway, set adrift on the tides of fate by the deaths of her parents and left wanting answers. Now living with her parson uncle and his parsimonious wife in North Cornwall, Laura is viewed as an … Continue reading A CASTAWAY IN CORNWALL, by Julie Klassen, Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group

A GREEN PLACE TO BE: THE CREATION OF CENTRAL PARK, by Ashley Benham Yazdani, Candlewick Press

How did Central Park become a vibrant gem in the heart of New York City? Follow the visionaries behind the plan as it springs to green life. In 1858, New York City was growing so fast that new roads and tall buildings threatened to swallow up the remaining open space. The people needed a green … Continue reading A GREEN PLACE TO BE: THE CREATION OF CENTRAL PARK, by Ashley Benham Yazdani, Candlewick Press

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MOTHER JONES, by Mary Harris Jones

The Autobiography of Mother Jones by Mother Jones, 1925. Labor organizer Mother Jones worked tirelessly for economic justice. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837–1930) was an Irish-American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a prominent labor and community organizer. She then helped coordinate major strikes and cofounded the Industrial Workers of the World. While her opponents called … Continue reading AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MOTHER JONES, by Mary Harris Jones

THE LONDON UNDERWORLD, IN THE VICTORIAN PERIOD, AUTHENTIC FIRS-PERSON ACCOUNTS BY BEGGARS, THIEVES AND PROSTITUTES, by Henry Mayhew (and others), Dover Publications

The first and possibly the greatest sociological study of poverty in 19th-century London, this survey by a journalist invented the genre of oral history a century before the term was coined. Henry Mayhew vowed "to publish the history of a people, from the lips of the people themselves — giving a literal description of their … Continue reading THE LONDON UNDERWORLD, IN THE VICTORIAN PERIOD, AUTHENTIC FIRS-PERSON ACCOUNTS BY BEGGARS, THIEVES AND PROSTITUTES, by Henry Mayhew (and others), Dover Publications

THE DARK DAYS CLUB, BOOK ONE; THE DARK DAYS PACT, BOOK TWO, OF THE LADY HELEN SERIES, by Alison Goodman, Viking & Razor Bill/Penguin Random House

  Books One & Two Book One: London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons … Continue reading THE DARK DAYS CLUB, BOOK ONE; THE DARK DAYS PACT, BOOK TWO, OF THE LADY HELEN SERIES, by Alison Goodman, Viking & Razor Bill/Penguin Random House

A CHANCE AT FOREVER, by Melissa Jagears, Bethany House Publishers

DESCRIPTION: Mercy McClain joined the school board to protect the children of Teaville, Kansas, from the bullying she experienced as a child. When the worst offender from her school days applies for a teaching position, she is dead set against it. Yet Aaron Firebrook claims to be a changed man. Can he earn Mercy's trust--and … Continue reading A CHANCE AT FOREVER, by Melissa Jagears, Bethany House Publishers

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

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 CURSED WIFE, by Pamela Hartshorne, Pan Macmillan

A gripping historical thriller by the author of Time's Echo, Pamela Hartshorne. The Cursed Wife is a page-turning, psychological thriller set in Elizabethan London, by the author of Time's Echo, Pamela Hartshorne. Mary is content with her life as wife to Gabriel Thorne, a wealthy merchant in Elizabethan London. She loves her husband and her … Continue reading THE CURSED WIFE, by Pamela Hartshorne, Pan Macmillan