Historical Spotlight (3/8/22)

This historical spotlight features a grim tale of royalty and ruthless determination, a WWII love story, a glossy portrait of Russian artists and nobles in exile, a 20th-century mystery, and a feminist take on the witch hunts.

THE TSARINA’S DAUGHTER by Ellen Alpsten

“Alpsten impresses with the second volume of her trilogy (following TSARINA)…While readers will know how the opening drama is resolved, Alpsten’s gifts at laying on evocative period detail and engendering empathy for her characters will keep the pages turning.”–Publishers Weekly

UNDER THE GOLDEN SUN by Jenny Ashcroft

“Ashcroft enlivens the plot with an expertly crafted set of characters. For fans of WWII-era historicals, this will hit the spot.”–Publishers Weekly

AFTER THE ROMANOVS: Russian Exiles in Paris from the Belle Époque Through Revolution and War by Helen Rappaport

“Full of colorful anecdotes and sharp character sketches, this breezy account of life in exile entertains.”–Publishers Weekly

WILD IRISH ROSE: A Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles

“For this eighteenth in the series, Bowen is joined by a coauthor, her daughter Clare Boyles, and the pair delivers a satisfying domestic mystery, rich in the details of running a middle-class urban household in the early twentieth century.”–Booklist

IN DEFENSE OF WITCHES: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial by Mona Chollet, translated by Sophie R. Lewis

“Feminists will appreciate this exploration of rebellion and independence.”–Library Journal

THE TSARINA’S DAUGHTER by Ellen Alpsten; 9781250214416; 3/15/22.
UNDER THE GOLDEN SUN by Jenny Ashcroft; 9781250274762; 3/15/22.
AFTER THE ROMANOVS: Russian Exiles in Paris from the Belle Époque Through Revolution and War by Helen Rappaport; 9781250273109; available now.
WILD IRISH ROSE: A Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles; 9781250808059; available now.
IN DEFENSE OF WITCHES: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial by Mona Chollet translated by Sophie R. Lewis; 9781250271419; available now.

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