Tag Archives: American fiction

Review: Under the Bayou Moon, by Valerie Fraser Luesse

Overview When Ellie Fields accepts a teaching job in a tiny Louisiana town deep in bayou country in 1949, she knows her life will change–but she could never imagine just how dramatically. Though rightfully suspicious of outsiders, who have threatened … Continue reading

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Review: A Wild Hope, by Celeste de Blasis

Synopsis Banished from her uncaring family home for her growing friendship with older neighbor St. John, Alexandria Thaine is unprepared for the new life she encounters with her distant cousins in Englandโ€™s West Country. She blossoms under the warmth of … Continue reading

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Review: The Lions of Fifth Avenue, by Fiona Davis

Synopsis Itโ€™s 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldnโ€™t ask for more out of lifeโ€”her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within the grand building, and they … Continue reading

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Review: The Key to Everything, by Valerie Fraser Luesse

Synopsis Peyton Cabot’s fifteenth year will be a painful and transformative one. His father, the heroic but reluctant head of a moneyed Savannah family, has come home from World War II a troubled vet, drowning his demons in bourbon and … Continue reading

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Review: What Momma Left Behind, by Cindy Sproles

Synopsis In the face of overwhelming obstacles, she’ll need courage, grit, and a tender heart Worie Dressar is seventeen years old when influenza and typhoid ravage her Appalachian Mountain community in 1877, leaving behind a growing number of orphaned children … Continue reading

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