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Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

A compulsively readable account of an otherwise unfamiliar royal family. Goldstone writes with knowledge, humor, and ease—a masterly storyteller who steers clear of overly academic language. Ideal for amateur Tudor historians who wish to be introduced to a lesser-known yet equally fascinating royal family.

The Beekeeper: Saving the Stolen Women of Iraq

These women need to be heard, making this an important, commendable work. However, the atypical narrative format, which switches gears often and includes granular retellings of phone conversations, subjectively affects the reading experience.

The Silent Companions

In inviting us into her eerie Gothic world, Purcell masterfully attends to every atmospheric detail—from the dirty hems of skirts to the slanting light of dawn. Her novel is reminiscent of the work of all the greats, particularly Shirley Jackson and Daphne du Maurier, but Purcell has a style all her own. A must for all lovers of Gothic literature.

The Darkling Bride

Eloquent, atmospheric, and suspenseful, this is the perfect read for fans of Kate Morton and Lucinda Riley.

Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs

Although the writing can be tedious at times, this is an honest and pragmatic memoir of survival.

We're Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True

Union invites readers into her world with honesty, grit, and grace. A much-needed addition to the endless catalog of celebrity memoirs.

The Taste of Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World

A thorough work of scholarship with an academic slant that is strongest when told through its anecdotes.

In the Footsteps of Dracula

There's something here for any enthusiastic vampirologist—noir undertones from Mandy Slater, tongue-in-cheek flash fiction from Jan Edwards, the familiarity of Harris's "Sookie Stackhouse" series, and even some poetry.

Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits: The Crime Spree That Gripped Belle Époque Paris

Merriman's especially timely work gives us a robust understanding of the revolutionary thought process, encouraging us to question what lies beneath a society's shining surface.

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