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Jackie Oh! | Biographical Fiction


This meticulously researched and lyrically written portrait of Jackie will appeal not only to baby boomers who experienced the historic events of her life but also to anyone who appreciates intimate novels that look into women’s hearts, minds, and souls. A must-purchase.


The Gifts

Short chapters quickly move along in this clever blend of gothic, historical, and fantasy, with just the right touch of melodrama, grounded by well-researched detail. Hyder’s novel is sure to be popular with devoted readers of historical fiction, especially those who appreciate the struggles of women to exercise their talents with the same freedom and recognition as men.

Theatre of Marvels

Thoroughly researched details of life in Victorian London and Zillah’s chatty narration create very appealing historical fiction. Purchase for readers who love Victorian settings and independent, feisty women characters.

Hidden Treasures

For readers who enjoy romantic suspense.

The Hidden Child

A good choice for readers who enjoy 20th-century historical fiction, Fein’s novel is well researched if a bit heavy-handed, with factual passages on eugenics and epilepsy. The classism and racism fundamental to eugenics come through clearly, as do the heartbreaking consequences of a child’s serious illness.

Love and Fury: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft

Silva’s grasp of the craft of historical fiction is impressive; she’s attentive to details of late 18th-century life as well as emotional authenticity. Recommend this novel to fans of historical fiction featuring strong women, especially those interested in the roots of feminism.

The Venice Sketchbook

This novel’s engaging entertainment is enhanced by its dual time line that uncovers Juliet’s secrets, and a plot enlivened by coincidences and romance. A must-read for Bowen fans and historical fiction enthusiasts.

Never Turn Back

Page-turning suspense and action with some surprise twists engages readers from start to finish. The characters of Ethan and Susannah, their sibling bond, resonate with authenticity, grounding the novel. Thriller readers will enjoy and look forward to more from Swann, especially fans of Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay.

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