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I’ve decided that I can’t read fast enough to review all the books I want to share with you. So I’m making Feed Your Reader a regular feature to share recent and newly released books that I’ve added to “want to read” pile stack list.

Hidden by Catherine McKenzie

I knew right away I wanted to read Hidden, Catherine McKenzie’s newest book because I’ve enjoyed all of Catherine McKenzie’s previous novels. Claire’s husband Jeff is struck by a car while walking home from work one evening. As she attempts to handle her grief and comfort their son, Jeff’s estranged brother arrives. Jeff’s brother was also Claire’s ex-boyfriend. Hidden is told in three different voices: Jeff, Claire, and Trish, Jeff’s coworker who may know Jeff better than his wife. Release date: April 1, 2014

Citadel by Kate Mosse

All you historical fiction lovers should pick up Citadel by Kate Mosse. Her novels are a blend of history, strong women, and a little bit of historical mystery. Set in France during WWII, a group of women are  fighting for the French Resistance, codename Citadel. Though their mission is to smuggle refugees over the Pyrenees, these women are protecting an ancient secret. If Citadel appeals to you, make sure you read Mosse’s Labyrinth too. On sale now

Dark Eden by chris beckett

One of my favorite genres is science fiction, especially when it veers more towards literary. I”m about halfway through Dark Eden by Chris Beckett, which can be described as an “Adam and Eve story in space.” The novel delves deeper than that, however.  On an alien, sunless planet called Eden lives over 500 humans. They’ve lived there for generations, ever since their ancestors Angela and Tommy was left on the planet. One young descendant begins to question the Family’s traditions and unwillingness to change. Though set on an alien planet, Dark Eden is about human nature in times of (literal) darkness and losing our innocence in order to really see the world around us. Release date: April 1, 2014

The Harem Midwife by Roberta Rich

If you’re a fan of the British tv series Call the Midwife, you’ll love Roberta Rich’s historical novels about midwives that are full of rich details and well developed characters. I was immediately drawn into The Midwife of Venice (my review) and I expect no less from her latest, The Harem MidwifeThe best midwife in Constantinople, 1578, is summoned to  the sultan’s imperial harem where she meets Leah, a Jewish peasant girl. The sultan has kidnapped Leah and is determined that she will produce his next heir. Will Hannah be able to save her? On sale now.

You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane

It’s definitely not too early for a beach read. We had snow here in DC this Monday. Snow, in late March so I need a good escape to somewhere not so snowy.  Enter You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane. Ben and Rachel considered themselves the greatest duos in history. Except they broke up. Years later they meet again, but Ben is married and Rachel is not. On sale now

Which of these books appeal to you?

Did you feed your reader recently?

I received review copies of the above titles. This post contains affiliate links. Image adapted from photo by Ryan Hyde via Creative Commons.


About Thien-Kim

Thien-Kim is Editor of From Left to Write. She sneaks in her reading time late at night after her family is sound asleep. She also writes at I'm Not the Nanny.


  1. Oh, I loved The Merchant of Venice! I will definitely check out The Harem’s Midwife. Loving this series. Keep it up!

  2. Hidden was (is?) actually available to Amazon Prime members for free in March and I read it via Kindle. I found it a really interesting story about interpersonal relationships- let me know what you think when you’re done!

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