Do you like traditional mysteries? Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody is very much written in traditional mystery style. A historical mystery, it follows young widow Kate Shakelton as she attempts to discover the whereabouts of her friend’s long-lost father.
Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin is a World War I spy romance. Lieutenant Colin Mabry decodes messages from the front after being sent home with a permanent war injury. Johanna works at a dovecote for French Intelligence. When she sends Colin a message to come to France, it begins a gripping quest full of intrigue and danger.
Between Two Shores, by Jocelyn Green, is a historical romance set in 1750s Canada. The Seven Years War is in full swing. Catherine Duval is a woman caught between two sides of that war and two sides of her own mixed race.
Shelter of the Most High, by Connilyn Cossette, is a captivating tale set in 1388 BC. Sofea is a young woman taken from her home on the Island of Sicily. She is eventually brought to Kedesh, a City of Refuge among the Hebrews. Eitan is a young man who wishes to leave Kedesh, but cannot under the risk of death. Together, these two must unravel betrayal before those closest to them pay the price.
I loved The House on Foster Hill, so when I learned that Jaime Jo Wright was coming out with a second book, I jumped at the chance to read it. The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond is a page-turning tale that mixes history, suspense, and romance. Written in the same style as The House on Foster Hill, it follows two women who, though living in separate centuries, have their lives woven together by an obituary and two tent revivalists. Continue reading