Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Release Date: January 16, 2016 Clara Kelley leaves for America seeking employment to help her family in Ireland. She hopes that she will earn enough to keep her family from losing their farm. Her journey by ship was tough and many fell ill and died on the voyage. When she arrives at the dock she hears her name being called by a gentleman seeking a … Continue reading Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Book Blast: The Secret Life Of Mrs. London by Rebecca Rosenberg

Publication Date: January 30, 2018 Lake Union Publishing eBook & Paperback:348 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction About The Book: San Francisco, 1915. As America teeters on the brink of world war, Charmian and her husband, famed novelist Jack London, wrestle with genius and desire, politics and marital competitiveness. Charmian longs to be viewed as an equal partner who put her own career on hold to support … Continue reading Book Blast: The Secret Life Of Mrs. London by Rebecca Rosenberg

The Long Way Home by Kevin Bannister

Release Date: September 15, 2016 Thomas Peters and Murphy Steele are plantation slaves in the late 1700’s. A friendship develops as they devised ways to escape their enslavement. Each failed attempt leads to dire consequences but they never give up.  Their perseverance pays off when they finally escape to a different life. Their journey brings them to the British when they join the fight against … Continue reading The Long Way Home by Kevin Bannister

The Crooked Path by Irma Joubert

Release Date: November 7, 2017 Lettie Low grew up in South Africa feeling inferior to her girlfriends. She didn’t possess their beauty or their slim figures.  She had many crushes on boys but was always overlooked and left heartbroken. Being the daughter of the town’s only doctor, she threw herself into her studies and joined his practice after college. She had given up on new … Continue reading The Crooked Path by Irma Joubert

A Pearl For My Mistress by Annabel Fielding

Release Date: August 9, 2017 Hester Blake takes a job as a lady’s maid for Lucy Fitzmartin in England.  The year is 1934 and the climate is unsettled with drastic political challenges. Hester is from a small town and hopes that this job will provide her with a steady income.  She is also searching for new friends and the potential to see new places. Her … Continue reading A Pearl For My Mistress by Annabel Fielding

Esfir Is Alive by Andrea Simon

Release Date: November 1, 2016 Esfir Manevich is a seven year old Jewish girl who lives in Poland in 1936.  The seeds for World War 2 have been planted and acts of anti-Semitism are on the rise in her community.  Esfir watches these acts increase at her public school while the administrators turn a blind eye. Fearing for her future, Esfir’s parents send her to … Continue reading Esfir Is Alive by Andrea Simon

December Girl by Nicola Cassidy

Release Date: October 26, 2017 Molly Thomas and her family have had it tough living in Ireland during the late 1800’s.  On Christmas day her family was evicted from their home by their landlord. Molly felt that the action was unjustified and her suspicions are confirmed when the dishonest man moves his family into their former home.  She is furious and plots her revenge. A … Continue reading December Girl by Nicola Cassidy

Author Spotlight: Pleasing Mr. Pepys by Deborah Swift

Book Summary: Release Date: September 28, 2017 London 1667. Set in a London rising from the ruins of the Great Fire, Pleasing Mr Pepys is a vivid re-imagining of the events in Samuel Pepys’s Diary. Desperate to escape her domineering aunt, Deb Willet thinks the post of companion to well-respected Elisabeth Pepys is the answer to her prayers. But Samuel Pepys’s house is not as safe … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Pleasing Mr. Pepys by Deborah Swift