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Historical Fiction

The Postmistress of Paris
Historical Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Postmistress of Paris

The Postmistress of Paris – Meg Waite Clayton’s novel of WWII France, German occupied/Vichy Free Zone, and the seldom exposed side of an unarmed French

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The Exiles
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Exiles

The Exiles – The incarceration of women from 19th century Australia to 21st century California. Christina Baker Kline’s story proves that the more the world

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Rodham
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Rodham

Rodham – Historical fiction, a reimagining of Hillary Clinton’s life with and without Bill. Longtime readers of “Bookin’ with Sunny” know my fondness for historical

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Bound for Gold
Books on books
Ann Ronald

Bound for Gold

Bound for Gold, William Martin’s sixth Peter Fallon novel. This one is a West Coast page-turner as tasty as it is mysterious, both in the

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The Beekeeper of Aleppo
British Authors
Sunny Solomon

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

The Beekeeper of Aleppo gives voice to asylum seekers with compassion and complexity. People whose troubles we only thought we knew. Christy Lefteri’s novel The

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All The Ways We Say Goodbye
Fiction
Ann Ronald

All The Ways We Said Goodbye

All The Ways We Said Goodbye – Team W (Williams, Willig, and White) have done it again! One historical romance written by three talented writers.

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The Last Train to London
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Last Train to London

The Last Train to London is a second look at Meg Waite Clayton’s novel, which proves the value of book recommendations from reviewers you trust.

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Lost Roses
Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

Lost Roses

Lost Roses – The American Ferriday women (of the Lilac Girls) are again involved in helping women and families displaced by the devastation of war.

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Before We Were Yours
Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate’s fictional character discovers and uncovers the hidden and difficult historical truths surrounding her family’s past. Because I so

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The Last House on The Street
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Last House on The Street

Diane Chamberlain’s latest mystery, The Last House on The Street, is a provocative title for a provocative mystery that takes forty-five years to solve. The

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Her Last Flight
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Her Last Flight

Her Last Flight – Beatriz Williams, once again, takes her creative imagination to new heights in this historical novel of women and aviation. I have

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Flight of The Sparrow
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Flight of The Sparrow

Flight of The Sparrow, Amy Belding Brown’s fresh and non-puritanical retelling of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson’s 1682 published narrative of her abduction by “savages.” Mary Rowlandson,

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Everyone Brave is Forgiven
British Authors
Ann Ronald

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

Everyone Brave is Forgiven – Chris Cleave’s novel in which the noble and ignoble characters, caught in the throes of WWII, find their way into

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Beheld
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Beheld

    Beheld – a novel of the first settlers of the Plymouth Colony and the complex domestic constraints under which the women lived. When

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