Gilded Mountain- Kate Manning

Gilded Mountain is a masterpiece of historical fiction, bringing alive the very early labor movement in the United Staes even featuring a cameo appearance by Mother Jones. Sylvie Pelletier, child of French Canadien immigrants, travels with her mother and siblings from Vermont, to a company town in Colorado. Her father works for Padgett Fuel and … Continue reading Gilded Mountain- Kate Manning

Blackwater Falls – Ausma Zehanat Khan

Blackwater Falls is the first in a new series featuring Inaya Rahman, a police detective, and her boss, Lt. Waqas "Qas" Seif. They officers from the Denver Police Department's Community Response Unit, assigned to take over a murder investigation in Blackwater Falls, Colorado. This is the first time they have worked closely together. The CSU … Continue reading Blackwater Falls – Ausma Zehanat Khan

Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta – James Hannaham

One of my favorite books in a year of favorites, although this is an all over the board book emotionally and socially for this older white woman of privilege. Carlotta was Dustin when she went to a liquor store with her cousin. He commits an armed robbery that landed them both in prison. Most folks … Continue reading Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta – James Hannaham

Secrets of the Nile – Tasha Alexander

Oddly--because I'm a historical fiction/mystery fan and enjoy well researched and written mid 19th through mid-20th century settings -- I never heard of Lady Emily. This is a series I'll dip into more. Secrets of the Nile finds Lady Emily and husband Colin Hargreaves heading to Egypt with Colin's mother and his young adult daughter … Continue reading Secrets of the Nile – Tasha Alexander