June: A Novel by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore | Review

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet comes a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years ago that threatens to change a modern family forever.  Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who … More June: A Novel by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore | Review

Rebel Sisters by Marita Conlon-McKenna | Review

Published for the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, Rebel Sisters is the Number One Irish bestseller from award-winning novelist Marita Conlon-McKenna, who writes with all the emotional depth and warmth of Maeve Binchy. With the threat of the First World War looming, tension simmers under the surface of Ireland. Growing up in the privileged confines of … More Rebel Sisters by Marita Conlon-McKenna | Review

The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir by Betsy Lerner | Review

A fifty-year-old bridge game, and the secrets it held, provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between the author and her mother: Betsy Lerner takes us on an intimate and powerfully personal literary journey where we learn a little about bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime of defining herself against … More The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir by Betsy Lerner | Review

The Dark Lady’s Mask by Mary Sharratt | Review

Shakespeare in Love meets Shakespeare’s Sister in this novel of England’s first professional woman poet and her collaboration and love affair with William Shakespeare. London, 1593. Aemilia Bassano Lanier is beautiful and accomplished, but her societal conformity ends there. She frequently cross-dresses to escape her loveless marriage and to gain freedoms only men enjoy, but … More The Dark Lady’s Mask by Mary Sharratt | Review