All My Secrets by Lynn Austin
When her husband's unexpected death bestows his fortune on a male heir, Sylvia tries to marry her daughter off to a wealthy husband to maintain their lifestyle, but is stopped by her mother-in-law who wants more for her granddaughter.
The American Daughters by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
Enslaved to a businessman in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Ady, when she’s separated from her mother, meets Lenore, a free black woman who invites her to join a clandestine society of spies called the Daughters, setting her on a journey toward liberation and imagining a new future.
Burma Sahib by Paul Theroux
An Eton graduate is conscripted as a servant of the British Empire to oversea local policemen in Burma, forcing him to navigate social , racial and class politics in the new novel by the acclaimed author of The Mosquito Coast.
The Fox Wife by Yangsze Choo
In 1908 Manchuria, Bao, a detective with an uncanny ability to sniff out the truth, is hired to uncover the identity of a dead courtesan, while a secretive woman named Snow, seeking vengeance for her lost child, navigates the myths and misconceptions of fox spirits to find a murderer.
Medea by Eilish Quin
Hearing the reviled sorceress Medea’s side of the story through a feminist lens, this beautifully written novel follows Medea as she travels the treacherous seas with the her husband, the hero Jason, and the Argonauts, battles inconceivable demons and falls in love with the man who may ultimately be her downfall.
Mrs. Gulliver by Valerie Martin
In 1954, on Verona Island, Lila Gulliver, the proud owner of a high-end brothel, takes in Carità, a young, destitute and beautiful blind force of nature, who catches the eye of the scion of the wealthiest family on the island, setting in motion a passionate chain of events that changes all their lives.
No Better Time by Sheila Williams
In early 1945, Dorothy and 800 African American WACs arrive at their post in England where they are tasked with processing mail sent to GIs from their loved ones back home, an estimated 17 million pieces, and with their outlooks changed forever, return to the U.S. as the catalysts for change in America.
The Painter's Daughters by Emily Howes
The daughters of one of England's most famous portrait artists of the 1700s, Peggy and Molly Gainsborough are inseparable due to Molly's bouts of mental confusion, and as Peggy goes to great lengths to protect her sister's secret, she falls in love with a charming composer, which sparks the bitterest of betrayals.
Queens of London by Heather Webb
In 1925 London, brilliant criminal mastermind Alice Diamond, the queen of an all-girl gang with plans on building a dynasty the likes of which no one has ever seen, must outwit and outsmart Britain’s first female policewoman who is determined to prove herself by putting Alice out of business—permanently.
The Road from Belhaven by Margot Livesey
In late-nineteenth-century Scotland, Lizzie Craig, gifted with the ability to see into the future, is courted by Louis, but when she follows him from Belhaven Farm to Glasgow, she learns the limits of his devotion, forcing her to make a terrible mistake until her second sight allows her a second chance.
A Sign of Her Own by Sarah Marsh
Inspired by a true story, describes the life of Ellen Lark, a deaf woman who became a favorite student of Alexander Graham Bell while he raced against Western Union to cast a human voice over wires.
The Trouble with You by Ellen Feldman
In NYC in the aftermath of World War II, Fanny Fabricant takes a job as a secretary to the "queen" of radio serials and stumbles on the blacklist that is destroying careers and wrecking lives, forcing her to decide between playing it safe as she's always done or doing what she knows is right.
The Uncharted Flight of Olivia West by Sara Ackerman
In 1987, when she inherits a piece of land, Emma finds a small plane in disrepair and her great uncle's journal that tells the story of Livy Jones, the woman who piloted his plane when he fell ill, and, with new purpose, works to secure Livy's place in the aviation hall of fame.
We Are Only Ghosts by Jeffrey L. Richards
In 1968 New York City, headwaiter Charles Ward, when Berthold Werden, the Nazi officer who was both his savoir and his tormentor, walks into Café Marie, is forced to revisit the pain and the brief, undeniable pleasures of the life he once knew.
A Wild and Heavenly Place by Robin Oliveira
After a bank failure, a young man from Glasgow travels to Seattle in the Washington Territory to search for his lost love, but finds himself caught up in the city’s secrets and the challenges of the Pacific Northwest.