With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

Month: June 2021

June 30, 2021

The Personal Librarian

The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian–who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.

June 28, 2021

The Perfect Stepmother

‘I just want to be your friend.’ She smiled at Lily, her dark brown eyes impossibly sincere. ‘And to be a mother to Emma too, of course.’ Her gaze flickered to Lily’s sister, but only Lily saw her expression momentarily change – from warm and loving to something else. Something Lily didn’t trust…

June 27, 2021

The Hollywood Spy

The Hollywood Spy (Maggie Hope #10) by Susan Elia MacNeal July 6, 2021by Bantam Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery &Thrillers Los Angeles, 1943. As the Allies beat back the Nazis in the Mediterranean and the United States military slowly closes in on Tokyo, Walt Disney cranks out wartime propaganda and the Cocoanut Grove is alive […]

June 25, 2021

Surviving Savannah

When Savannah history professor Everly Winthrop is asked to guest-curate a new museum collection focusing on artifacts recovered from the steamship Pulaski, she’s shocked. The ship sank after a boiler explosion in 1838, and the wreckage was just discovered, 180 years later. Everly can’t resist the opportunity to try to solve some of the mysteries and myths surrounding the devastating night of its sinking.

June 24, 2021

The First Actress

The tumultuous life of the legendary French star Sarah Bernhardt–the world’s first modern actress and international celebrity–dazzles in this stunning novel for readers of Love and Ruin and Mistress of the Ritz.

June 23, 2021

Lie Beside Me

Lie Beside Me by Gytha Lodge Published June 22, 2021by Random House Publishing Group Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Police Procedural FROM THE PUBLISHER He’s lying next to you. He’s not breathing. . . . And the killer might have been you. Louise wakes up. Her head aches, her mouth is dry, her memory […]

June 22, 2021

The Oath (The Druid Chronicles, #1)

When the last of members of a secretive Druid cult are forced to abandon their hidden sanctuary, they send the youngest of their remaining priests in search of Annwr, their chief priestess’s sister, who was abducted by a Saxon war band fifteen years ago.
The unfolding tale takes readers on a heart-pounding adventure that unfolds in ways no one expected.

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