“A deftly crafted and thoroughly fun read … especially and unreservedly recommended for elementary school, middle school, and community library Fantasy Fiction collections.” —MBR Midwest Book Review

Book reviews

The Secret of Blythswood Square

This historical fiction masterpiece seamlessly weaves together an intricate tale of three remarkable female characters: Charlotte Nicholl, Ellory Mann, and Jane Ramsey.

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Crone Wars (series)

Claire Emerson’s divorce and loneliness have left her feeling lost and without direction.When her sixtieth birthday brings unexpected magical powers and a supernatural calling, Claire is thrust into a world she never knew existed and finds herself in the midst of a magical war.

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Lessons in Chemistry

A captivating novel that takes you on a journey back to the 1950s and 60s, a time when women were not encouraged to pursue careers in science. Elizabeth Zott is a fierce and intelligent woman determined to become a chemist despite the societal norms that say otherwise.

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The Echo of Old Books

A corkscrew of a book, with many twists and turns that keep the reader on the edge of their seat until the very end. The story revolves around a pair of mysterious books that lead Ashlyn Greer, a rare-book dealer, on a journey to unravel a decades-old literary mystery.

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Lady Tan’s Circle of Women

Lisa See’s Lady Tan’s Circle of Women is a mesmerizing tale set in Imperial China during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The novel explores the themes of women empowerment, medicine, and the mind-body connection.

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Fame, Family, and Fascism

They were the Kardashians of the 1920’s. The Bright Young Things, as they were known, were the younger sons and daughters of the aristocracy and middle-class people climbing the social ladder.

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