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Fall 2022: The Opera Sisters

On the eve of a second world war, two unremarkable sisters will use their love of opera to attempt the daring rescue of dozens of Jewish refugees


Historical fiction, nominated for a Whitney Award


"Driven by their convictions and their passion for music, two English sisters provide aid to German Jewish families in Monson's kaleidoscopic historical novel. The story about moral courage in the face of risk stays warm and light. Ida's repartee with Louise is loving. In scenes together, they are delightful, and their impact on others is clear. Ordinary women find their inner strength, engaging in determined, clandestine actions to give others hope." -Foreword Reviews

Spring 2020: Her Quiet Revolution:

A Novel of Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon, Frontier Doctor and First Female State Senator


Historical fiction



"Deftly written work of fiction based on the life of Martha Hughes Cannon. An inherently fascinating read from beginning to end." 

                                    -Midwest Book Review




Fall 2016: Frontier Grit: Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women




Twelve true stories of incredible pioneer women from all backgrounds who changed the world of the American frontier.


Nominated for the 2017 American Library Association's Amelia Bloomer Award recognizing books that "affirm positive roles for girls and women."

                     -The Amelia Bloomer Project


Fall 2018: Women of the Blue and Gray: Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies of the Civil War




"Solid follow-up to Frontier Grit...the biographies zing with personality and page-turning prose."

                                           -Publishers Weekly


"A powerful book that paints a picture that is at turns inspiring and upsetting."

                                             -Foreword Reviews

Finding Fairies


Discover fairy legends, recipes and crafts from every continent. 


ages 4 and up



Sequel to "The Water is Wide" Historical fiction pioneer novel; Mima continues west 


ages 13 to adult 

The Water is Wide


Historical fiction novel following 15-year-old Mima from England to a strange, new land.


ages 13 to adult



Pioneer Puzzle


Twins Nathan and Aria find an enchanted tunnel that takes them to the time of pioneers.


ages 5 to 12



"The Water is Wide" Reading Guide
Discussion Questions for Book Groups
Mima Reading Guide.docx
Microsoft Word document [92.1 KB]

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