Book Reviews

I have been writing book reviews since 2011 and have been blogging since 2012. The journey has been life changing and I wouldn’t have it any other way. This year, I’m bringing changes to Layered Pages. One of them is to make my reviews accessible to my readers. I will be adding book reviews to this list on a weekly basis. I look forward to seeing where this new journey takes Layered Pages and hope that you will discover a book you might have otherwise missed out on. Each book review below is listed by the authors’ last name. When you click on the title, it will take you to the review. -Stephanie Hopkins


The Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford


Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau

The Ghost of Madison Avenue by Nancy Bilyeau

The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau

Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird

The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen

Mist of Midnight by Sandra Byrd

Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland


A Death Along the River Fleet (Lucy Campion Mysteries #4) by Susanna Calkins

The Sign of the Gallows (A Lucy Campion Mysteries, #5) by Susanna Calkins

Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan

A New York Secret by Ella Carey

Reviving the Hawthorn Sisters by Emily Carpenter

The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter

Murder by Misrule by Ann Castle

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen


These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly


The Property of Lies by Marjorie Eccles


Arrowood by Mick Finlay


Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory


 The Queen’s Rival by Diane Haeger

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Silent Girl by Kelly Heard

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox


The Winter Guest by Pam Jenoff

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner


Sinners and the Sea by Rebecca Kanner

Heartbreak Hotel (Alex Delaware #32) by Jonathan Kellerman

Sunflower Sisters (Lilac Girls #3) by Martha Hall Kelly

Ultimatum by Simon Kernick


The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones by Larry Loftis


Girl In Disguise by Greer MacAllister

Friend Request by Laura Marshall

The Secret Life of Winnie Cox: Slavery, Forbidden Love and Tragedy by Sharon Maas  

 Alaina Claiborne by MK McClintock

A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain

Arrowood by Laura McHugh

The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon

The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner

Inspector of the Dead by David Morrell

Ruler of The Night by David Morrell


The Vines by Shelley Nolden

Dead Silence (Stillwater Trilogy #1) by Brenda Novak


The Unforgotten by Laura Powell


Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck


Mr. Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker

Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

Hold My Heart by Esther M. Soto

 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

 The Secret History by Stephanie Thornton


June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

The English Wife by Lauren Willi

The Northern Reach by W.S. Winslow

Madam by Phoebe Wynne