Reading Wednesday | Stealing Jake

Stealing Jake, by Pam Hillman, follows Livy O'Brien as she tries to make a new life in Chestnut, Illinois. When she steps in to protect a group of street kids, she must face her own past since she was once one of them.Deputy Jake Russell aims to put a stop to the thieving being done … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Stealing Jake

Reading Wednesday | The Spice King

As soon as I saw the cover for the first book in Elizabeth Camden's new series, I couldn't wait to read it. A historical novel about spices, botany, and political intrigue, it mixes romance with with world of commercial food, business rivalry, and treason. Happily, The Spice King lived up to my hopeful expectations. The … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Spice King

Reading Wednesday | Ring of Secrets

Spies, codes, and a nation at war for their independence. In Roseanna M. White's Revolutionary War romantic suspense novel, Ring of Secrets, a young patriot must hide her true heart amid those loyal to the British. In a time when everyone suspects their neighbor, Winter Reeves chooses to use her aristocratic connections to pass information … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Ring of Secrets

Reading Wednesday | King’s Shadow

Angela Hunt's latest novel, King's Shadow, is based on the years of King Herod's reign before the calendar turns to the Common Era. It follows two women, one fictional, one historical, as they seek to survive amid treachery, rumors, and conspiracy. King Herod's sister Salome loves her brother and lives to protect him from every … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | King’s Shadow

Reading Wednesday | City of Secrets

What is justice and can it only be accomplished through the rule of law? City of Secrets, the second book of Victoria Thompson's newest historical fiction series, A Counterfeit Lady, explores this concept when a widow discovers she's unexpectedly penniless. Elizabeth Miles, an ex-grifter, is attempting to live a reformed life in anticipation of becoming … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | City of Secrets

Reading Wednesday | The Number of Love

The Number of Love is the first book in Roseanna M. White's newest series, The Codebreakers. It follows Margot De Wilde, a young mathematician who works for England's secretive Room 40 during World War I, and Drake Elton, a British spy who falls in love with her. With an enemy closing in, they must work … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | The Number of Love

Reading Wednesday | Whose Waves These Are

Amanda Dykes' debut novel, Whose Waves These Are, is an emotional tale of love, loss, and family. When her great uncle Bob experiences life-threatening injuries, Annie Bliss returns to Ansel-by-the-Sea for the first time since she was ten years old. She finds Bob has left her a puzzle to solve, one that links to a … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Whose Waves These Are

Reading Wednesday | Dying in the Wool

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. Since her husband went MIA and was presumed dead during World War II, Kate … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Dying in the Wool

Reading Wednesday | Far Side of the Sea

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 … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Far Side of the Sea

Reading Wednesday | Between Two Shores

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. Born the daughter of a Frenchman and a Mohawk woman, Catherine lives in … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Between Two Shores