The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith - contest win from The Cajun Book Lady
From the back of the book: Stalin is dead, and the brutal Soviet regime once held together by fear is beginning to unravel, leaving behind a society where the police are the bloodies criminals of all. Former Secret Police Office Leo Demidov is struggling to put his former career behind him, to make a life for himself, his wife, Raisa, and the two young sisters they have adopted. But will the mistrust and betrayals from Leo's own past shatter his family's ability to love and forgive - or destroy them in ways unimaginable?
The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Heiber - Free Friday Barnes and Noble ebook.
From the electronic description: Hidden in the dark heart of Victorian London, what fortunes, intimate encounters, and supernatural terrors awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy.