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The Witchfinder’s Sister

The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown Edition: paperback, 2017 Synopsis: The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it, is one hundred and six...  1645. When Alice Hopkins' husband dies in a tragic accident, she returns to the small Essex town of Manningtree, where her brother Matthew still lives. But… Continue reading The Witchfinder’s Sister


The Lost Season of Love and Snow

The Lost Season of Love and Snow by Jennifer Laam Edition: ARC, 2018 Synopsis: The unforgettable story of Alexander Pushkin’s beautiful wife, Natalya, a woman much admired at Court, and how she became reviled as the villain of St. Petersburg. At the age of sixteen, Natalya Goncharova is stunningly beautiful and intellectually curious. But while… Continue reading The Lost Season of Love and Snow

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The Accidental Empress (Sisi #1)

The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki Edition: paperback, 2015 Synopsis: The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court… Continue reading The Accidental Empress (Sisi #1)