dual timelines

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Make You Feel My Love

The rhythms of the split-PoV, split era inspirational romance Make You Feel My Love are well-worn in several places.  There are comfortable spots and tropes here, but when told in Robin Lee Hatcher’s comfortable, practiced and folksy style, they’re like the reading version of eating a bowl of c ...

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The Curator's Daughter

The Curator’s Daughter is a story of how women often find themselves in the most impossible situations and manage to rise above them to create a better world for themselves, those they love and all who come after them. Hanna Tillich is not a Nazi, but she is reluctantly employed by them. She wo ...

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The Paris Apartment

The Paris Apartment is a compelling story told in dual timelines. The first is 1938 - 1942 during the Nazi occupation of Paris, and the second is 2017 in Paris and England after an apartment, unseen since World War II, is opened and its contents create more questions than answers. It’s 2017 and ...

B+
The Last Night in London

The Last Night in London is an enthralling story about the bonds of friendship, the wonder of falling in love and the often painful experience of holding on to hope in the midst of unexpected hardship. It begins with an exhibit. Ninety-nine-year-old Precious Dubose had been a model for decades an ...

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Wild Women and the Blues

Fans of historical fiction are in for a treat with Wild Women and the Blues, a dual timeline novel about Jazz Age Chicago with its beautiful, fun but dark and dangerous world of juice joints, dance girls and racketeering, and a young man searching for redemption in twenty-first century America. S ...

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The Lost Apothecary

The Lost Apothecary, the début novel from Sarah Penner, is a story told in dual timelines – the present day and 1791. It tells the story of a modern day woman uncovering the secrets of an apothecary who, in 1791, used her skills to rid women of the men who plagued their lives. It is a strong firs ...

C
The Mark of the Rose

Marsha Canham’s work is nothing if not painstakingly researched and beautifully actualized.  The Mark of the Rose brings us back to the 1200s with ease, then flashes us forward to the present day, taking us into the lives of one special woman and her ancestor.  But the two halves of its story do ...

B
Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know

Classic literature takes center stage in Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know, the story of one girl’s search for the woman who inspired several of Lord Byron’s epic poems. Khayyam Macquet believes she has just tanked her university career - and in typical teenage hyperbole can’t help wondering i ...

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The Book of Lost Friends

I've been aware of Lisa Wingate's writing for many years, but it wasn't until I picked up a copy of Before We Were Yours in the summer of 2017 that I considered myself a fan. In the almost three years since that day, I've read several of her backlist titles and I'm now completely under her spell. So ...

B
The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant is an epic, detailed novel relating a singular story set in two different times through the eyes of three unique characters.  In 1951, college graduate Esther has been living as a middle-class housewife and mother when a vacation with her husband turns out to ...