The Orchid Farmer’s Sacrifice by Fred Yu

Bob’s Pick: The Orchid Farmer’s Sacrifice by Fred Yu Sorry, no helpful tips on growing orchids are in this book. Think more about Ancient China, presumably about the third century A.D.. This period of time is often referred as the time of the three kingdoms and five “tiger” generals. It was a very tumultuous time…

The Pariah by Anthony Ryan

Bob’s Pick: The Pariah by Anthony Ryan Imagine what Robin Hood and his merry men would have been like if they instead were just a bunch of common criminals, a joyless but pragmatic group of outcastes, thieves and thugs. Though the band of outlaws in this book is not that of Robin Hood, they are…

This Poison Heart

Rebecca’s Pick: This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron Okay, I can’t help it. I’m a sucker for a beautiful book cover! Briseis, who we quickly learn is adopted, lives with her moms in Brooklyn. They own a flower shop, which is convenient as Bri has a proclivity for plants…. Alright, it’s more than that. She’s…

The Charmed Wife

Jane’s Pick: The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin At a glance, The Charmed Wife is a modern retelling of the Cinderella story. Cinderella and Prince Charming have now been married 13 years, and all is not so happily ever after. The Charmed Wife is such an unusual and original book and saying too much about…