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New Fiction Book Reviews: 10 Historical Fiction, Romance, and More Books You Need to Read

The month's book reviews include an underrated classic, new historical fiction books, YA novels, compelling romances, fairy-tale retellings, and more!

NEW FICTION BOOK REVIEWS OF THE MONTH

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New fiction book reviews for this month include Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin, Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto, If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy, I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee, Isabelle and Alexander by Rebecca Anderson, Mermaid Moon by Susann Cokal, Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer, Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral by Jessie Redmon Fauset, The Seat Filler by Sariah Wilson, and The Seventh Raven by David Elliott. 

ABOUT REVIEWS OF THE MONTH

We publish our new feature, Reviews of the Month, once a month. We take turns between movie/TV reviews and book reviews. This month, we’re sharing book reviews. These reviews are shorter reviews than the standalone full-size reviews we also regularly post. 

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BOOK REVIEWS: 


New Fiction Book Reviews of the Month (June 2021)


REVIEW ONE

Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin

Chasing Shadows Book Cover

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, WWII, Historical Romance

Publication Date: June 8, 2021, by Tyndale

Official Synopsis: 

For fans of bestselling WWII fiction comes a powerful novel from Lynn Austin about three women whose lives are instantly changed when the Nazis invade the neutral Netherlands, forcing each into a complicated dance of choice and consequence.

Lena is a wife and mother who farms alongside her husband in the tranquil countryside. Her faith has always been her compass, but can she remain steadfast when the questions grow increasingly complex and the answers could mean the difference between life and death?

Lena’s daughter Ans has recently moved to the bustling city of Leiden, filled with romantic notions of a new job and a young Dutch police officer. But when she is drawn into Resistance work, her idealism collides with the dangerous reality that comes with fighting the enemy.

Miriam is a young Jewish violinist who immigrated for the safety she thought Holland would offer. She finds love in her new country, but as her family settles in Leiden, the events that follow will test them in ways she could never have imagined.

The Nazi invasion propels these women onto paths that cross in unexpected, sometimes-heartbreaking ways. Yet the story that unfolds illuminates the surprising endurance of the human spirit and the power of faith and love to carry us through.

BOOK REVIEW BY AMBER:

Bestselling and Christy Award-winning author Lynn Austin is back with a new historical fiction book about three women facing the dangers of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands during World War II. It’s a page-turning novel I couldn’t put down as I had to know what happened to each of the characters. Would their stories end up happy or tragic?

Austin skillfully depicts what it might have been like in the Netherlands, and it made me interested in learning more outside the novel!  

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While there is romance in the book, it’s more about the women and their relationships and personal growth. But the love stories are interesting and sweet. I especially loved Miriam’s love story.

Overall, if you enjoy inspirational books, well-researched historical fiction, or even the recent PBS drama, Atlantic Crossing, you’ll likely enjoy this excellent read.

Adaptation Recommendation: This would make a magnificent period drama miniseries on PBS, or even a good TV movie for Hallmark – you know, if they ever return to making those heartwarming historical Hallmark Hall of Fame movies again like The Magic of Ordinary Days and The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.

Content Note: It’s a wholesome read, but it is PG-like due to intense themes. 

Four and a half corsets rating
Four Vintage Hearts Rating
REVIEW TWO

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

dial a for aunties book cover

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Chick Lit

Publication Date: April 27, 2021, by Berkley

Official Synopsis: 

What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family? 

You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue! 

When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is inadvertently shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working at an island resort on the California coastline. It’s the biggest job yet for the family wedding business—”Don’t leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!”—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie’s perfect buttercream flowers.

But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy’s great college love—and biggest heartbreak—makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend?

BOOK REVIEW BY AUTUMN:

Dial A for Aunties is basically Weekend at Bernie’s meets Arsenic and Old Lace meets Crazy Rich Asians. After Meddy accidentally kills her blind date in self-defense, she turns to her mother and aunties to help cover it up. (All while working a wealthy couple’s wedding at a luxurious hotel.)

Meanwhile, the man running the hotel also just so happens to be her college sweetheart. In other words, the one who got away. How can she keep him in her life this time when she’s hiding a dead body in his motel room?

Naturally, crazy shenanigans occur in this romantic satire, from a dead groomsman walking down the aisle to a shady bridesmaid who may or may not plan to steal millions of dollars from the bride. But best of all is the love in this Chinese-Indonesian family. You will adore all the aunties and their witty conversations.

While I didn’t love everything about the book (the romance needed more development), it was a lot of fun and will also translate well into a movie adaptation (it’s in production at Netflix).

Overall, if you’re looking for a quirky romance with mystery and humor, check out Dial A for Aunties. It’s an entertaining romp that will keep you up late into the night.

Content Note: Some strong language sprinkled throughout the book and innuendo.

Four corsets rating
Three Vintage Hearts Rating
REVIEW THREE

If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy

if the shoe fits book cover

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rom-Com, Chick-lit, Retellings

Publication Date: August 3, 2021, by Hyperion Avenue (Now available for pre-order)

Official Synopsis: 

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Julie Murphy comes the first in a brand-new adult series inspired by the classic fairy tale stories we all know and love, perfect for adult readers who crave contemporary, escapist rom-coms.

After having just graduated with a degree in shoe design, and trying to get her feet on the ground, Cindy is working for her stepmother, who happens to be the executive producer of America’s favorite reality show, Before Midnight. When a spot on the show needs filling ASAP, Cindy volunteers, hoping it might help jump-start her fashion career, or at least give her something to do while her peers land jobs in the world of high fashion.

Turns out being the only plus size woman on a reality dating competition makes a splash, and soon Cindy becomes a body positivity icon for women everywhere. What she doesn’t expect? That she may just find inspiration — and love — in the process. Ultimately, Cindy learns that if the shoe doesn’t fit, maybe it’s time to design your own.

BOOK REVIEW BY AUTUMN:

Julie Murphy, the author of the YA novel, Dumplin’, switches to Adult contemporary romance with a modern-day Cinderella retelling. Oh, and did I mention the protagonist is also refreshingly plus-size?

In If the Shoe Fits, Cindy has just graduated from college and heads back to California to live with her nice stepmother and sisters. Even though Cindy loves fashion and shoes (this is Cinderella, after all), she doesn’t know what to do with her life just yet, especially since she’s still mourning her father’s death.

But as in all good fairy tales, Cindy meets a kind and handsome man on her flight back to California from New York. He’s dreamy and chivalrous. But she never gets his name.

Serendipitously, her stepmother runs a Bachelor-like reality series called Before Midnight, and she needs a few more contestants. Enter in Cindy with her stepsisters.

Not to mention the gorgeous guy she met on the plane who also happens to be the Before Midnight suitor. Soon, she’s an overnight sensation promoting body positivity. But she’s also actually falling for the suitor. Does he love her, or is it all for television?

Overall, If the Shoe Fits is an adorable rom-com fairy tale retelling that is a fun escapist read. While I’m personally not into The Bachelor or watching women fight over a man, I mostly enjoyed the love story.

Still, I wanted some more scenes between Cindy and her Prince Charming. As a whole, if you like contemporary fairy tales with an entertaining premise, you’ll likely enjoy If the Shoe Fits. It’s a fast read and well worth your time!

Adaptation Recommendation: This would make an adorable romantic comedy film or even a limited series due to the binge-watching potential!

Content Note: Fade to Black. Mild language and some innuendo.

Four corsets rating
Four Vintage Hearts Rating
REVIEW FOUR

I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee

I'll be the one book cover

Genres: YA Contemporary, Romance, LGBT, Realistic Fiction

Publication Date: June 16, 2020, by Katherine Tegen Books

Official Synopsis: 

Diverse book recommended by The Today Show * A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2020

The world of K-Pop has never met a star like this. Debut author Lyla Lee delivers a deliciously fun, thoughtful rom-com celebrating confidence and body positivity—perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Julie Murphy.

Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls shouldn’t dance. Wear bright colors. Shouldn’t call attention to themselves. But Skye dreams of joining the glittering world of K-Pop, and to do that, she’s about to break all the rules that society, the media, and even her own mother, have set for girls like her.

She’ll challenge thousands of other performers in an internationally televised competition looking for the next K-pop star, and she’ll do it better than anyone else.

When Skye nails her audition, she’s immediately swept into a whirlwind of countless practices, shocking performances, and the drama that comes with reality TV. What she doesn’t count on are the highly fat-phobic beauty standards of the Korean pop entertainment industry, her sudden media fame and scrutiny, or the sparks that soon fly with her fellow competitor, Henry Cho.

But Skye has her sights on becoming the world’s first plus-sized K-pop star, and that means winning the competition—without losing herself.

BOOK REVIEW BY AUTUMN:

Have you ever imagined joining a K-Pop band or being the star of a singing or dancing competition? Well, this becomes a reality for Skye Shin when she makes the cut of an internationally televised K-Pop competition.

There’s just one problem: The K-Pop world doesn’t believe in fat dancers. Skye sets out to prove her mother and the bullies wrong with refreshing self-confidence, all while falling in love along the way! 

I’ll Be the one is a delightful YA novel all about body positivity with a side of charm and romance. Indeed, the romance is sweet. During the competition, she partners with Henry Cho, a rich Instagram star who is the only dancer willing to be her partner. Overall, if you like diverse feel-good stories, you can’t go wrong with I’ll be the One.

Adaptation Recommendation: This would be a perfect for an original Netflix movie.

Content Note: Overall, a clean read.

Three and a half corsets rating
Four Vintage Hearts Rating
REVIEW FIVE

Isabelle and Alexander by Rebecca Anderson

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

Genres: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Clean Romance, Victorian

Publication Date: May 4, 2021, by Shadow Mountain

Official Synopsis

Manchester, 1850

Isabelle Rackham knows she will not marry for love. Though arranged marriages have fallen out of fashion, hers has been settled for some time. Alexander Osgood is handsome, well-known, and wealthy, but he is distant and aloof, spending much of his time at his textile mill.

Moreover, Northern England is nothing like Isabelle’s home in the Lake Country, and her marriage is far from the fairy tale she expected. Conversations with Alexander are awkward, when they happen at all, and Isabelle struggles with loneliness.

Sensing his wife’s unhappiness, Alexander brings Isabelle to his country estate. During their time together, the couple begins to build a friendship, opening up to each other about the details of their lives. But when a tragic accident leaves Alexander unable to walk, their fledgling relationship is tested.

Isabelle is determined to see to her husband’s recovery, and in caring for him, she discovers within herself an untapped well of strength and courage. In learning to rely on each other, the couple has an opportunity to forge a love connection that they both have longed for but never dreamed could be.

BOOK REVIEW BY AMBER:

North and South fans will love this new historical romance by debut author Rebecca Anderson. Set in Victorian Manchester, Isabelle and Alexander marry without knowing much about each other, but Isabelle hopes that love will grow. So, she soon finds herself trying to find her place in Alexander’s world – despite his moodiness and stoicism. 

Isabelle and Alexander is a slow-burn romance about two people getting to know each other while building real love. With the cotton mills, industrialization, and character growth, it’s hard not to see how this novel pays tribute to Elizabeth Gaskell. 

However, it’s more of a sweet read, perfect if you’re looking for something enjoyable and satisfying to read.

Overall, this is a pure romance full of swoony moments, excellent characterization with a fantastic female character, and lovely writing. I look forward to reading more of Rebecca Anderson’s future novels. 

Adaptation Recommendation: This needs to be a feature film period drama – perfect for streaming. The swooniness of the story will surely get the period drama audience watching.

Content Note: Completely wholesome.

Four and a half corsets rating
Five Vintage Hearts Rating
REVIEW SIX

Mermaid Moon by Susann Cokal

mermaid moon book cover

Genres: YA, Fantasy, Retellings

Publication Date: March 3, 2020, by Candlewick Press

Official Synopsis: 

An award-winning author tells of a mermaid who leaves the sea in search of her landish mother in a captivating tale spun with beautiful prose, lush descriptions, empathy, and keen wit.

Blood calls to blood; charm calls to charm.
It is the way of the world.
Come close and tell us your dreams.

Sanna is a mermaid — but she is only half seavish. The night of her birth, a sea-witch cast a spell that made Sanna’s people, including her landish mother, forget how and where she was born. Now Sanna is sixteen and an outsider in the seavish matriarchy, and she is determined to find her mother and learn who she is. She apprentices herself to the witch to learn the magic of making and unmaking, and with a new pair of legs and a quest to complete for her teacher, she follows a clue that leads her ashore on the Thirty-Seven Dark Islands. There, as her fellow mermaids wait in the sea, Sanna stumbles into a wall of white roses thirsty for blood, a hardscrabble people hungry for miracles, and a baroness who will do anything to live forever.

From the author of the Michael L. Printz Honor Book The Kingdom of Little Wounds comes a gorgeously told tale of belonging, sacrifice, fear, hope, and mortality.

BOOK REVIEW BY AUTUMN:

Looking for a literary fairy tale retelling? Look no further than this gorgeous (if only slight) retelling of The Little Mermaid. In the story, half-mermaid Sanna leaves the sea to look for her human mother. A witch had cast a spell that made all of the sea people and her own mother forget the details of her unusual birth.

With new legs, Sanna finds herself an outsider on the Thirty-Seven Dark Islands ruled by a mysterious baroness with strong magic of her own. Soon, she becomes betrothed to the baroness’ womanizing son, who falls in love with her.

In the meantime, his kind servant Tomas also falls for the mermaid. And the story picks up from there with fascinating mermaid mythology, suspense, and a fantastic climax.

Overall, this is a charming story about family, magic, and love. Lyrical and beautifully designed, Mermaid Moon is a historical fantasy for anyone who likes literary descriptions and quieter storytelling.

Nevertheless, don’t go into the story looking for an epic romance. While there’s a beautiful love story between Sanna’s parents and a sweet story between her and Tomas, that isn’t the novel’s point.

The strength comes down to a complex mermaid world and the power of women, whether they be good or evil. While slow at times, the writing and story draw you into a beautiful mermaid tale.

Adaptation Recommendation: Due to the excellent worldbuilding, I think this would work best as a limited series or TV show. 

Content Note: Fade to Black. There are detailed descriptions of mermaid versus human anatomies and how mermaids mate.

Four corsets rating
Three Vintage Hearts Rating
REVIEW SEVEN

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Midnight Sun Book Cover

Genres: YA, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Vampires

Publication Date: August 4, 2020, by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Official Synopsis:

#1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire’s point of view.

When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.

This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?

In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love.

BOOK REVIEW BY AUTUMN:

Book 5 of the popular Twilight Series, Midnight Sun is Twilight told from Edward’s perspective. Less innocent than Twilight, Edward narrates with Byronic villainy that makes the novel all the more compelling.

He almost kills Bella more than once, yet somehow you still root for the unconventional romance. However, the narration is long and tedious at times, while some added scenes feel like unnecessary filler.

Nevertheless, for devotees of Twilight and the paranormal romance genre, this vampire series still has bite. Midnight Sun is a love letter to the fans of the beloved series with romance, suspense, action, and all the familiar characters we came to love!

Content Note: PG-13-like.

Four corsets rating
Five Vintage Hearts Rating
REVIEW EIGHT

Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral by Jessie Redmon Fauset

Plum Bun Book Cover

Genres: Classics, Literary Fiction, Romance, African American

Publication Date: 1928

Official Synopsis (Penguin Random House): 

Written in 1929 at the height of the Harlem Renaissance by one of the movement’s most important and prolific authors, Plum Bun is the story of Angela Murray, a young black girl who discovers she can pass for white. After the death of her parents, Angela moves to New York to escape the racism she believes is her only obstacle to opportunity. What she soon discovers is that being a woman has its own burdens that don’t fade with the color of one’s skin, and that love and marriage might not offer her salvation.

BOOK REVIEW BY AMBER:

Jessie Redmon Fauset is an author many haven’t heard of before – but should! She was an important yet often overlooked figure in the Harlem Renaissance movement.

Fauset was the literary editor of The Crisis (with W.E.B. Dubois as her managing editor) and nurtured the writing careers of people like Nella Larson and Langston Hughes. She also wrote and published old-fashioned romances – happy endings and all! (For more on this fascinating woman, read this excellent piece from The New Yorker.)

Plum Bun, her most famous novel, is a compelling novel from start to finish – mainly because of how authentic it reads. Fauset provides powerful prose that brings the 1920’s alive in a way more convincing than historical fiction. I was especially intrigued with the characterization of Angela and her estranged relationship with her sister. And the vivid love story between their parents? Goosebump-inducing!

When Angela moves to New York City, I felt like I was there with her witnessing a different time and place, and while I didn’t always agree with the characters’ choices, I still rather liked this book and feel Fauset deserves more attention as an author.

She’s an overlooked gem for sure.

The novel is full of twists some might find too convenient to believe, but overall, it was a powerful story about an African-American woman passing for white in a complicated world. Read it if you enjoy classics, romances with happy endings, and coming-of-age stories.

Adaptation Recommendation: This would make an excellent feature film either on the big screen or on streaming.

Content Note: There is racism in this novel with triggering racist language. It’s likely accurate to the time Jessie Redmon Fauset wrote the story. The romance includes a couple of fade to black scenes.

Four and a half corsets rating
Four Vintage Hearts Rating
REVIEW NINE

The Seat Filler by Sariah Wilson: A Light and Fluffy Rom-Com 

The Seat Filler book cover

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher via Kaye Publicity. All opinions are my own.

Genres: Rom-com, Contemporary Romance, Clean Romance, Chick Lit

Publication Date: April 27, 2021, by Montlake

Official Synopsis: 

The movie star and the dog groomer are one kiss away from the perfect love story. That’s the hiccup in a warm and witty romance by the bestselling author of Roommaid.

The meet-cute award goes to dog groomer Juliet Nolan. It’s one of Hollywood’s biggest nights when she volunteers as a seat filler and winds up next to movie heartthrob Noah freaking Douglas. Tongue tied and toes curling in her pink Converse, she pretends that she doesn’t have a clue who he is. It’s the only way to keep from swooning.

She’s pretty and unpretentious, loves his dog, and is not a worshipping fan. No way Noah’s giving up on her, even if his affectionate pursuit comes with a bump: Juliet has a pathological fear of kissing and the disappointments that follow. What odds does romance have without that momentous, stupendous, once-in-a-lifetime first smooch? Patient, empathetic, and carrying personal burdens of his own, Noah suggests a remedy: they rehearse.

The lessons begin. The guards come down. But there’s another hitch they weren’t betting on. As for that cue-the-orchestra-and-roll-credits happy ending? It might take more than practice to make it perfect.

BOOK REVIEW BY AMBER: 

The Seat Filler is the latest swoony rom-com from bestselling author Sariah Wilson of Roommaid. In her feel-good, addictive new novel, Wilson shines the light on what it might be like to fall in love with a movie star.

The two instantly fall into a flirtation, but with Juliet’s intense phobia of kissing and a few communication issues, they quickly run into some conflicts. But you’ll root for these two to get through it.

Some readers may find the characters immature at times. Others might relate to them. Despite a few frustrating choices from the characters, I think most romance readers (who aren’t expecting explicit love scenes) will enjoy this one.

Both teens and adults should appreciate this fun read because it’s a page-turner with familiar rom-com tropes done in the best way possible. Fanfiction fans will especially love this light and fluffy read.

Adaptation Recommendation: This should be a Netflix original movie all the way!

Content Note: It’s a clean read with pretty intense kissing sequences! So, the equivalent of a PG/PG-13 romance.

Three and a half corsets rating
Four Vintage Hearts Rating
REVIEW TEN

The Seventh Raven by David Elliott

the seventh raven book cover

Genres: YA, Fantasy, Retellings

Publication Date: March 16, 2021, by HMH Books for Young Readers

Official Synopsis: 

Best-selling author David Elliott examines the timeless themes of balance, transformation, and restoration in this evocative tale about a girl who will stop at nothing to reverse a curse that turned her seven brothers into ravens.

And these are the sons

Of good Jack and good Jane

The eldest is Jack

And the next one is Jack

And the third one’s called Jack

And the fourth’s known as Jack

And the fifth says he’s Jack

And they call the sixth Jack

But the seventh’s not Jack

The seventh is Robyn

And this is his story

When Robyn and his brothers are turned into ravens through the work of an unlucky curse, a sister is their only hope to become human again. Though she’s never met her brothers, April will stop at nothing to restore their humanity. But what about Robyn, who always felt a greater affinity to the air than to the earth-bound lives of his family?

David Elliott’s latest novel in verse explores the unintended consequences of our actions, no matter our intentions, and is filled with powerful messages teased from a Grimms’ fairy tale. Stunning black-and-white illustrations throughout by Rovina Cai.

BOOK REVIEW BY AUTUMN:

Elliott weaves stunning storytelling and language to retell the Grimm Brothers’ underrated fairy tale, The Seven Ravens. This novel in verse uses various formal poetry forms to tell a story about family, identity, and transformation.

Jack and his wife Jane live in a cottage with their seven sons, but Jack longs and prays for a daughter. Meanwhile, the youngest, Robyn, has never truly belonged like his other brothers (all named Jack). Then the daughter finally comes! But she’s sickly and dying.

Angry over his daughter’s ill health, Jack curses his sons in a furious burst that they were no better than ravens. Magic erupts, and all his sons transform into ravens while April suddenly becomes the vision of health.

April grows up in the shadow of loss until she learns the truth about her brothers. Intent to save them from their curse, she goes on a quest to return them to human form. But what happens when Robyn likes his life as a raven? What if he doesn’t want to go back?

Like many fairy tales, April meets exciting characters along the way, from a Queen to a mysterious crone. The visual imagery from Elliott and stunning illustrations from Ravina Cai are also haunting and effective. In short, this is a beautiful fairy tale retelling that will draw you in with plot twists, fantastic characterization, and gorgeous use of language.

Adaptation Recommendation: This would work as a fabulous artistic feature film.

Content Note: Mild and brief profanity.

Five Vintage Hearts Rating

What books do you want to read? Have you read any of them before? What did you think? Let us know your thoughts are on our new fiction book reviews in the comments below.

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  1. A lot of these seem wonderful, but thanks especially for featuring “Plum Bun”. I’ve never heard of it and am really looking forward to reading it!

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