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The Reluctant Baker

The Reluctant Baker
  • Author(s): Sara Alexi
  • Location(s): Greece
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

WARNING: THIS NOVEL WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO ESCAPE TO THE SUN. There is a lazy Mediterranean village full of colourful characters. There is sunshine and wine and a long sandy beach… There are nagging in-laws, jealous neighbours and...

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The Reluctant Nude

The Reluctant Nude
  • Author(s): Meg Maguire
  • Location(s): Cape Breton Island
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Fallon Frost’s late foster mother had done so much to heal the wounds of her damaged childhood. So when a lecherous developer plans to bulldoze her old home to make room for a strip mall, the practical, ordered life...

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The Reluctant Spiritualist: The Life of Maggie Fox

The Reluctant Spiritualist: The Life of Maggie Fox
  • Author(s): Nancy Rubin Stuart
  • Location(s): Hydesville, Rochester
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Mid-19th century

Here is the first authoritative biography of Margaret Fox, the world-famous medium and cofounder of the Spiritualism movement that swept America in the mid-1800s. In 1848, fifteen-year-old Maggie and her sister Katy created rapping sounds by manipulating their toe...

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The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day
  • Author(s): Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Location(s): Devon
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2000s

In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the countryside and into his past . . . A contemporary classic, The Remains of the...

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The Remedy for Love

The Remedy for Love
  • Author(s): Bill Roorbach
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When the “Storm of the Century” threatens western Maine, Eric closes his office early and heads to the grocery store. In line ahead of him, an unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman comes up short on cash, so Eric...

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The Replacements

The Replacements
  • Author(s): David Putnam
  • Location(s): Costa Rica
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Bruno Johnson, ex-detective with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and an ex-convict, is hiding out from the FBI in Costa Rica, tending bar to support eight children he illegally rescued from abusive homes. Partway through a normal day, Barbara...

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The Republic of Love

The Republic of Love
  • Author(s): Carol Shields
  • Location(s): Winnipeg
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

With a viewpoint that shifts as crisply as cards in the hands of a blackjack dealer, Carol Shields introduces us to two shell-shocked veterans of the wars of the heart. There’s Fay, a folklorist whose passion for mermaids has...

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The Rescue of Streetcar 304: A Navy Pilot’s Forty Hours on the Run in Laos

The Rescue of Streetcar 304: A Navy Pilot’s Forty Hours on the Run in Laos
  • Author(s): Kenny Wayne Fields
  • Location(s): Laos
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1968

On 31 May 1968, Lt. Kenny Fields catapulted off USS America in his A-7 for his first combat mission. His target was in Laos, which at the time was officially off limits for US attacks. What the planners did...

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The Rescued Heart

The Rescued Heart
  • Author(s): Madeleine McDonald
  • Location(s): Basel
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A second-chance romance set against the background of Art Basel, one of the world’s top art fairs, held in the Swiss city of Basel. A family friend invites widow Ellen Ross to accompany him to the fair. A chance...

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The Restaurant

The Restaurant
  • Author(s): Roisin Meaney
  • Location(s): Ireland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Emily’s heart is broken by the love of her life, she never imagined that she would find herself running a small restaurant in the converted hat shop her grandmother left to her. The Food of Love offers diners...

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