Burial Rites

The Book: Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent The Blurb: Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at…

The Butterfly Garden

The Book: The Butterfly Garden, by Dot Hutchison The Blurb: Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with…

Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women

The Book: Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women, by Marianne Monson The Blurb: These are the stories of twelve women who “heard the call” to settle the west and who came from all points of the globe to begin their journey: the East Coast, Europe, and as far away as New…

Luckiest Girl Alive

The Book: Luckiest Girl Alive, by Jessica Knoll The Blurb: As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so…

End of Watch: Bill Hodges Trilogy #3

The Book: End of Watch, by Stephen King The Blurb: Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But…

The Apache Wars

The Book: The Apache Wars, by Paul Andrew Hutton The Blurb: In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. This is Mickey Free’s story, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache…

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Book: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald The Blurb: Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy’s funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look…

The Captain Takes a Wife

The Book: The Captain Takes a Wife, by Doris Durbin The Blurb: Sarah Franklin, a young teacher escaping an arranged marriage to a corrupt man, runs straight into the arms of Captain Harry Richardson as he prepares to board a train leaving Macon, Georgia, in 1875. She begs him to help her, and the captain…

Culture

The Book: Culture, by A.W. Tozer The Blurb: A. W. Tozer, called a modern prophet in his time, offers wise counsel for exactly this. Though the political and cultural issues now facing us may differ from those of Tozer s time, the pressures are the same. With a keen sense for how the kingdom of…

Delilah: Dangerous Beauty #3

The Book: Delilah, by Angela Elwell Hunt The Blurb: Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will…

An Ember in the Ashes

The Book: An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir The Blurb: Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of…

Ink and Bone

The Book: Ink and Bone, by Lisa Unger The Blurb: Twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery is rarely alone. Visited by people whom others can’t see and haunted by prophetic dreams, she has never been able to control or understand the things that happen to her. When Finley’s abilities start to become too strong for her to handle…