A Gilded Death by Cecelia Tichi

The first book in the series about Val and Roddy DeVere is a great opener, establishing the characters and atmosphere of the Gilded Age

Poems for People who Care by Patrick McTaggart

Poems of sincerity and support, written from the heart of experience, which guide, reveal to and warm the reader

Strange Fits of Passion by Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve’s books never fail to be a good, involved read and this story of a woman escaping a life of domestic abuse is real and astute

The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney

A glimpse of the fading days of the dominance of the Hudson’s Bay Company, woven into a gripping tale of murder, lust and individual courage

A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr

A novella about a war veteran, Tom Birkin, uncovering a painting in a church in an English village over a month – a vignette of his life

A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson

Worth reading for the island setting only, which I warmed to immediately in Samson’s description, but felt much less for the characters

A Song for Leonard by A. I. Fabler

Charles Bateman returns to New York and his visit brings with it a return to a dark incident from his past and a pursuit for truth.