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Biltmore Girl, by Dawn Klinge

Synopsis New York City, 1968. Elka Hansen, a former teen cover girl, is done with modeling. Now she’s a hostess for the Palm Court restaurant in the beautiful Biltmore Hotel. As she sees it, Elka’s other job is to watch … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Codebreaker Girls, by Jan Slimming

Overview “What would it be like to keep a secret for fifty years? Never telling your parents, your children, or even your husband?” Codebreaker Girls: A Secret Life at Bletchley Park tells the true story of Daisy Lawrence. Following extensive … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: The Plaza, by Julie Satow

Overview Journalist Julie Satow’s thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today’s Billionaire Row. From the moment in 1907 when New York … Continue reading

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Review: A Deadly Fortune, by Stacie Murphy

Overview A historical mystery in the vein of The Alienist, in which a young woman in Gilded Age New York must use a special talent to unravel a deadly conspiracy. Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for an orphan … Continue reading

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Review: Tidewater Bride, by Laura Frantz

Overview They’re both too busy for love . . . but love is not too busy for them Selah Hopewell seems to be the only woman in Virginia Colony who has no wish to wed. True, there are too many … Continue reading

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