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The Valentine House

The Valentine House
  • Author(s): Emma Henderson
  • Location(s): French Alps, Geneva
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1914 - 1976

In 1914, Sir Anthony Valentine builds a chalet high up in the French Alps and every summer les rosbifs arrive, to the benefit of the curious locals who work for them. For Mathilde, one of the domestic ‘uglies’ chosen...

Time Shelter

Time Shelter
  • Author(s): Georgi Gospodinov, Angela Rodel (Translator)
  • Location(s): Zurich
  • Genre(s): Fiction, In Translation
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In Time Shelter, an enigmatic flâneur named Gaustine opens a ‘clinic for the past’ that offers a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s sufferers: each floor reproduces a decade in minute detail, transporting patients back in time. As Gaustine’s assistant, the...

Waking the Dead (Book 2 of The Dead Series)

Waking the Dead (Book 2 of The Dead Series)
  • Author(s): Kerry Blaisdell
  • Location(s): Germany, Switzerland
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Hyacinth always assumed dying would simplify her life. But when her new boss, Archangel Michael, sends her on her first official mission — to retrieve a powerful rock from a collector in Germany — things go downhill fast. For...

Wrapped in the Stars

Wrapped in the Stars
  • Author(s): Elena Mikalsen
  • Location(s): Bern
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Struggling with guilt over her sister’s death and the stress of her medical residency, Maya Radelis runs away to Scotland. A robin seems to lead her to an antique shop, where she finds a century-old engagement ring. But what...

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