Velvet Was the Night

Leonora has gone missing and everyone wants to find her for the incriminating photographs she may have taken during a political riot. Maite, a woman obsessed with romance comics, gets swept up in the search for Leonora after she is left caring for her cat. Elvis, a member of the Hawks, a group of goonsContinue reading “Velvet Was the Night”

The Lost Apothecary

The discovery of a bottle with a mysterious etching sends a woman on a search through history to find a hidden apothecary shop in this atmospheric, fast-paced novel.   The Lost Apothecary is an intricately plotted historical fiction novel that alternates timelines between eighteenth century London and modern London. In eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecaryContinue reading “The Lost Apothecary”

She Persisted

Nevertheless, she persisted. It’s a phrase that means so much to me (I even have it as a bumper sticker on my car). Throughout history women have defied expectations, found inner strength and strength in each other, and persevered through immense challenges. I always find it so satisfying to pick up a work of historicalContinue reading “She Persisted”

The Prophets

Samuel and Isaiah, two enslaved men on a plantation in the Deep South, find refuge in each other until an enslaved preacher causes a rift in their community by declaring their bond sinful. Alternating perspectives between slaves on the plantation, the plantation owners, and the members of an African village whose serenity is destroyed whenContinue reading “The Prophets”

Black History Month Spotlight: Family Sagas

It’s Black History Month! This month, and every month, it’s so important to read diverse voices. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your reading this month, how about a family saga? Family sagas follow a single family as their decisions and actions ripple across generations. I love character-driven books, and family sagas really offerContinue reading “Black History Month Spotlight: Family Sagas”