Novels by Belinda Kroll

The Hesitant Mediums

1887 UK Victorian
Swindon, England

Haunting Miss Trentwood

In the height of the Victorian Spiritualist movement, a young spinster in the English countryside is alarmed to discover her father is now a very “alive” ghost, and a blackmailer lives under her roof.

Read this if you enjoy: Ghosts with an attitude, sheltered young women finding their place in the world, charming beta heroes, characters who write letters

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The Arch City Magicians (coming soon)

1873 Reconstruction (2023)
Columbus, OH

Untitled Historical Fantasy

Read this if you enjoy: Black protagonists in historical fantasy, thriving interracial communities, sewing, #ownvoices

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Civil War Novels

1865 Civil War (2017)
Columbus, Ohio

The Last April

Following the end of the Civil War, a teenage girl in Ohio helps a pardoned Confederate soldier recover from his injuries, but her act of compassion is complicated when news of President Lincoln’s assassination reaches Columbus.

Winner of the 2017 Self-Published Book Review award.

Read this if you enjoy: Sassy and resourceful young women, books about Civil War civilian life, snippets from newspapers of the era

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1861 Civil War
Washington, D.C.

Catching the Rose

In the opening days of the Civil War, a teenage girl in Virginia takes advantage of the chaos to visit Washington D.C. with a friend, only to have her beliefs challenged by a handsome, rude Yankee.

Read this if you enjoy: Young women finding their place in the world, secret identities, you don’t mind skipping the first chapter. Sensitivity warning: clumsy handling of slavery in the opening, but we get through it.