To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

An exceptionally good book, set mainly in Alaska, of exploration and discovery, love and friendship, spirit magic and natives. Recommended!

The Muse by Amy Ellis

A surprisingly good novel in verse about the life of a portrait painter, brimming with sensuality & its evocation of attitudes of the time

Murder, Murder, Murder in Gilded Central Park by Cecelia Tichi

An enjoyable historical murder mystery with likeable characters and a steady plot, set in the Gilded Age in New York

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

A lovely book about kind people being nice to each other with a touch of the other worldly and gentle humour