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The First Lady and the Rebel

This page-turner will please those who enjoy Civil War–era settings. This may also appeal to readers of Higginbotham’s previous historicals (Margaret Pole: The Countess in the Tower), though they are set much earlier and for the most part in England.


This book will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series. Fans of Gregory’s works and of historicals in general will delight in this page-turning tale. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/19.]

Resistance Women

Readers who value historical accuracy will definitely find it here. Skilled storyteller Chiaverini once again offers a compelling read based on real-life events and people. Even those not usually drawn to historical fiction will find this hard to put down. [See Prepub Alert, 11/19/18.]

The Healer's Daughter

Somewhat reminiscent of Jane Kirkpatrick's A Light in the Wilderness, this is far grittier. Readers who appreciate historical accuracy in their fiction will find this a powerful read. The impressive degree of realism and Hinger's skillful weaving of personalities and story lines make it a real page-turner.

Crewel and Unusual: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery

Though the series as a whole is great fun, combining needlework, a cat, a ghost, and food, this supercozy mystery can easily stand on its own. It's practically guaranteed that those who like this entry will want to read the entire series.

An Act of Villainy

Fans of Carola Dunn's "Daisy Dalrymple" books might appreciate this series, despite the differences in tone and character. Fans of light period mysteries with fashion and flair will be caught up in Amory's latest adventure. [See Prepub Alert, 3/12/18.]

Pötzsch, Oliver

Fans of the series will enjoy this latest chapter, but new readers will probably be slightly lost in the references to previous volumes.

A Different Kind of Evil

Fans of Agatha Christie may appreciate this fictional look at her life. However, with frequent mention of events from A Talent for Murder, newcomers might want to start these works in order. Those who prefer their mysteries with that certain English tone, or relish murder's cozier side, will appreciate this as well.

Whisper of Death

This volume will be most welcomed by fans of the series. It does not stand very well on its own, as both the characters and parts of the story rely on the previous entries.

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