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Take a trip to the days of yore in these historical fiction titles in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print, or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Pillars of light  by Jane (British novelist) Johnson

Pillars of light

Jane (British novelist) Johnson

Book

" In the Syrian city of Akka, Nathanael, a young Jewish doctor, and a Muslim girl called Zohra are about to fall in love, unaware that Jerusalem has just been taken by Saladin's army and that their city will soon be engulfed by war. Meanwhile in England,...

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Flying angels by Danielle Steel

Flying angels

Danielle Steel

Audio CD

"Audrey Parker's life changes forever when Pearl Harbor is attacked on December 7, 1941. Her brother, a talented young Navy pilot, had been stationed there, poised to fulfill their late father's distinguished legacy. Fresh out of nursing school with a...

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The last dance of the debutante by Julia Kelly

The last dance of the debutante

Julia Kelly

Large Print

"When it’s announced that 1958 will be the last year debutantes are to be presented at court, thousands of eager mothers and hopeful daughters flood the palace with letters seeking the year’s most coveted invitation – a chance for their daughters to curtsey...

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A most clever girl by Stephanie Thornton

A most clever girl

Stephanie Thornton

Large Print

"A thrilling tale of love, loyalty, and espionage, based on the incredible true story of Elizabeth Bentley, a Cold War double agent spying for the Russians and the United States ... 1963: Reeling from the death of her mother and President Kennedy's.....

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Her hidden genius  by Marie Benedict

Her hidden genius

Marie Benedict

Book

"Rosalind Franklin knows if she just takes one more X-ray picture - one more after thousands - she can unlock the building blocks of life. Never again will she have to listen to her colleagues complain about her, especially Maurice Wilkins who'd rath...

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Hotel Portofino by J. P. O'Connell

Hotel Portofino

J. P. O'Connell

eBook

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The kitchen front by Jennifer (Jennifer L.) Ryan

The kitchen front

Jennifer (Jennifer L.) Ryan

eBook

From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir comes an unforgettable novel inspired by the true events of a BBC-sponsored wartime cooking competition.'A gorgeous novel about making the best of things during difficult times, whilst celebrating...

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Dangerous women by Hope Adams

Dangerous women

Hope Adams

Large Print

One hundred and eighty petty convicts are on board the RAJAH, all sentenced to transportation to Australia. Kezia makes it her duty to redeem them, enlisting a select few to create an intricate quilt. With each stitch, they are tied closer together. Then...

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The assistant by Kjell Ola Dahl

The assistant

Kjell Ola Dahl

Large Print

Oslo, 1938. War is in the air and Europe is in turmoil. Hitler's Germany has occupied Austria and is threatening Czechoslovakia; there's a civil war in Spain and Mussolini reigns in Italy. When a woman turns up at the office of police-turned-private....

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I'll be seeing you by Rosie Archer

I'll be seeing you

Rosie Archer

Large Print

1943. After the heartache of the previous year, Connie Baxter now appears to have everything a girl could want. There is Ace, a man who loves her. She enjoys an enviable lifestyle despite the deprivations of war. She has friends and a job she adores as...

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The district nurses make a wish by Annie Groves

The district nurses make a wish

Annie Groves

Large Print

For the district nurses of Victory Walk, there's been little time to bask in the triumph of D-Day. London faces a new threat - the terrifying V-1 flying bombs which can strike anywhere out of the blue. New nurse Iris must adjust not only to living in...

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Over the rainbow by Katie Flynn

Over the rainbow

Katie Flynn

Large Print

Liverpool, 1939. Olivia Campbell appears to have the perfect life. However, behind closed doors, she lives in constant fear of her abusive father, and has no support from her mother. Longing for love and affection, she begins a relationship with Ted,...

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When the world stood still by Kate Eastham

When the world stood still

Kate Eastham

Large Print

London, 1918. Twenty-year-old Emily Burdon has been training as a nurse, learning on the job as she tends to patients from the crowded poorhouses that ring the hospital as well as wounded soldiers. She pours her heart into her nursing while she waits...

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An orphan's journey by Rosie Goodwin

An orphan's journey

Rosie Goodwin

Large Print

Growing up in extreme poverty in London, Pearl thinks life can get no worse. But when her parents discover there's yet another baby on the way, they have to tighten the belt even further. Pearl's mother decides to send her and her younger sister Eliza...

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A mother forever by Elaine Everest

A mother forever

Elaine Everest

Large Print

Ruby Caselton may only be twenty-five years old, but she already has the weight of the world on her shoulders. Heavily pregnant with her second child, penniless and exhausted, she is moving her family into a new home. The Caseltons left their last place...

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Only birds above  by Portland Jones

Only birds above

Portland Jones

Book

"Arthur the blacksmith goes to war with the 10th Light Horse, to care for the horses of his fellow soldiers. When he returns, Arthur's wife, Helen, and their children bear witness to a man forever damaged by what he has seen and suffered. As a second...

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Matrix by Lauren Groff

Matrix

Lauren Groff

eBook

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The jam factory girls fight back  by Mary Wood

The jam factory girls fight back

Mary Wood

Book

"Can they claim what is rightfully theirs? From the moment Len came into their lives, everything changed for Millie and Elsie. Both fell in love with him, but he chose Millie, because of her attractive legacy - the Jam Factory. Millie's expecting Len's...

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Boy underground  by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Boy underground

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Book

"1941. Steven Katz is the son of prosperous landowners. Although his parents don't approve, he's found true friends in Nick, Suki, and Ollie, sons of field workers. But Steven is in turmoil as he begins to acknowledge feelings for Nick amount to more...

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The secrets of Latimer House  by Jules Wake

The secrets of Latimer House

Jules Wake

Book

"In the war against Hitler every secret counts... Society heiress Evelyn Brooke-Edwards is a skilled interrogator - her beauty making her a non-threat in the eyes of the prisoners. Farm girl Betty Connors may not be able to type as she claimed, but her...

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Daughters of war  by Lizzie Page

Daughters of war

Lizzie Page

Book

"As a teenager in Chicago, May always dreamed of traveling the world. So when she falls in love with George Turner, she can't wait to return to London as his wife. Two beautiful daughters follow, but George isn't the husband he promised to be. Ten years...

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A Cornish homecoming  by Terri Nixon

A Cornish homecoming

Terri Nixon

Book

"Liverpool, 1930. Reformed con-artist Leah Marshall has long yearned for the thrills of her former life. Now she has the chance to relive it all as an exciting new 'game' beckons, but she soon discovers the rules have changed. Back home in Cornwall, the...

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The rifleman by Oliver North

The rifleman

Oliver North

eBook

This is a war story. It's about real people and events before and during the American Revolution. The central characters in this work--Daniel Morgan, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Charles Mynn Thruston, and Generals Arnold, Knox, Greene, Lee, Gates,...

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Wrens under the radar  by Colleen Shipley

Wrens under the radar

Colleen Shipley

Book

"War is declared on Germany, and Betty's fiancé Fred enlists. Desperate to do her bit, Betty signs up with the Wrens, hoping to venture overseas. Instead, she finds herself on a top-secret mission in a farmhouse near Blenheim, along with seven other ...

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Daughter of the sea by Elisabeth Hobbes

Daughter of the sea

Elisabeth Hobbes

eBook

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The rise of Caratacus by K.M Ashman

The rise of Caratacus

K.M Ashman

eAudiobook

50 AD. The invasion is over and Roman Legions spread throughout the land, a blood red stain on Britannia. Caratacus has fled south to rebuild his army, and warriors flock to his banner. In the north, a disgraced legionary grasps the chance to regain...

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Children of fortune  by Valerie Wood

Children of fortune

Valerie Wood

Book

"1864: Following the untimely death of her cold-hearted husband, Beatrix and her three children are finally free. While Ambrose has already determined his path in life, eldest son Laurie's future is less certain. With the responsibility of the family...

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The baker's girl  by Gracie Hart

The baker's girl

Gracie Hart

Book

"Meg just wants to keep her family together. Her mother is desperately ill and her sister is still in school so it is up to her to support them. All Meg knows to do is bake and desperation leads her to Ted Lund, the miserly owner of a local bakery. In...

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Farringdon's fate  by Linda Finlay

Farringdon's fate

Linda Finlay

Book

"Nettlecombe Manor, nestled in the rolling hills of Devon, is home to the Lord Farringdon and his second wife, Lady Charlotte. As if running the vast estate wasn't enough, Lord Farringdon has five daughters to keep him busy. Lady Charlotte is determined...

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The bead collector by Sefi Atta

The bead collector

Sefi Atta

eBook

"Lagos, January 1976, six years after the Nigerian Civil War. A new military regime has been in power for six months, but rumors are spreading that a countercoup is imminent. At an art exhibition in the affluent Ikoyi neighborhood, Remi Lawal, a Nigerian...

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The lost child  by Elizabeth Gill

The lost child

Elizabeth Gill

Book

"After a childhood of poverty, can they change their fates? After a traumatic incident, a woman gives birth to a child and is persuaded by her husband to give him up to a local couple. On the same dark and stormy night, a local pit owner turns his wife...

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A Post Office Christmas  by Poppy Cooper

A Post Office Christmas

Poppy Cooper

Book

"1915. After the recent dramatic events at the Home Depot, Milly Woods is looking forward to spending as much time as possible with her Post Office girls, Nora and Beth - known as Liza to her friends. With Christmas fast approaching, their job of get...

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The Sisters Sweet  by Elizabeth Weiss

The Sisters Sweet

Elizabeth Weiss

Book

"All Harriet Szász has ever known is life onstage with her twin sister, Josie. As "The Sisters Sweet," they pose as conjoined twins in a vaudeville act conceived of by their ambitious father and managed by their practical mother, who were once theatrical...

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A woman made of snow  by Elisabeth Gifford

A woman made of snow

Elisabeth Gifford

Book

"Scotland, 1949: Caroline Gillan and her new husband Alasdair have moved back to Kelly Castle, his dilapidated family estate in the middle of nowhere. Stuck caring for their tiny baby, and trying to find her way with an opinionated mother-in-law, Car...

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Daisy chain  by Maggie Ritchie

Daisy chain

Maggie Ritchie

Book

"Lily Crawford and Jeanie Taylor, from very different backgrounds, are firm friends from their childhoods in Kirkcudbright. They share their ambitions for their futures, Lily to be an artist, Jeanie to be a dancer. The two women's eventful lives are....

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No man's land  by John Vigna

No man's land

John Vigna

Book

"A sprawling saga set in the Canadian wilderness of the late 19th century, about a teenaged girl named Davey, a charismatic fraudster, and the unbearable weight of fate. In this powerful, panoramic novel set in the late 1890s, in a sliver of rugged B...

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Daughters of the resistance  by Lana Kortchik

Daughters of the resistance

Lana Kortchik

Book

"Ukraine, 1943. Lisa Smirnova is on a train from Kiev to Germany, terrified for her life. The train is under Nazi command and its occupants fear it is heading for one of Hitler's rumoured labour camps. In the same moment, Irina Antonova finally finishes...

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Miss Eliza's English kitchen  by Annabel Abbs

Miss Eliza's English kitchen

Annabel Abbs

Book

"England, 1835. London is awash with thrilling new ingredients, from rare spices to exotic fruits. But no one knows how to use them. When Eliza Acton is told by her publisher to write a cookery book instead of the poetry she loves, she refuses - until...

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Harsh times  by Mario Vargas Llosa

Harsh times

Mario Vargas Llosa

Book

"Guatemala, 1954. A CIA-supported military coup topples the government. Behind this violent act is a lie passed off as truth, which forever changed the development of Latin America: that those in power encouraged the spread of Soviet communism in the...

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The postmistress of Paris  by Meg Waite Clayton

The postmistress of Paris

Meg Waite Clayton

Book

"Wealthy, beautiful Naneé was born with a spirit of adventure that transcends her Midwestern roots. When German tanks roll across the border and into Paris, Nanée joins the resistance. Known as the Postmistress because she delivers information to those...

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The Serpent King by Tim Hodkinson

The Serpent King

Tim Hodkinson

eBook

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The visitors by Caroline Scott

The visitors

Caroline Scott

eBook

Esme Nicholls is to spend the summer in Cornwall. Her late husband Alec, who died fighting in the war, grew up in Penzance, and she's hoping to learn more about the man she loved and lost. While there, she will stay with Gilbert in his rambling seaside...

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Charlotte Sophia by Tina Andrews

Charlotte Sophia

Tina Andrews

eAudiobook

Charlotte Sophia was queen of England. Wife of "mad" King George III. But neither her king, her country, nor her lover knew she was of African descent. Is this why King George went mad?In this sweeping portrait of one of England's most unexplored yet...

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The finder of forgotten things by Sarah Loudin Thomas

The finder of forgotten things

Sarah Loudin Thomas

eAudiobook

It's 1932 and Sullivan Harris is on the run. He promised the people of Kline, West Virginia, that he would find them water, but now he's failed and disappeared with their cash. Although he's determined to stay a step ahead of pursuers--like Jeremiah ...

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The raven banner by Tim Hodkinson

The raven banner

Tim Hodkinson

eAudiobook

Einar Unnsson will be a great warrior, whether he wants it or not. AD 935 - Late Winter, City of Jorvik. Einar Unnsson is destined to be a great Icelandic warrior. He has already defeated the men sent to kill him by his notorious father, Jarl Thorfinn,...

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Flying angels by Danielle Steel

Flying angels

Danielle Steel

Large Print

"Audrey Parker's life changes forever when Pearl Harbor is attacked on December 7, 1941. Her brother, a talented young Navy pilot, had been stationed there, poised to fulfill their late father's distinguished legacy. Fresh out of nursing school with a...

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Sunflower sisters by Martha Hall Kelly

Sunflower sisters

Martha Hall Kelly

Large Print

"Georgeanna 'Georgey' Woolsey isn’t meant for the world of lavish parties and the demure attitudes of women of her stature. So when war ignites the nation, Georgey follows her passion for nursing during a time when doctors considered women on the battlefront...

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The light we left behind by Tessa Harris

The light we left behind

Tessa Harris

eBook

England: 1944 When psychologist Maddie Gresham is sent a mysterious message telling her to report to Trent Park mansion, she wonders how she will be helping the war effort from a stately home. Having signed the official secrets act, she soon finds ca...

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The winter garden by Alex Bell

The winter garden

Alex Bell

eBook

"Welcome to the Winter Garden. Open only at 13 o'clock. You are invited to enter an unusual competition. I am looking for the most magical, spectacular, remarkable pleasure garden this world has to offer. On the night her mother dies, 8-year-old Beat...

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Beasts of a little land by Juhea Kim

Beasts of a little land

Juhea Kim

eBook

"Beasts take many shapes... It is 1917, and Korea is yet to be divided into north and south. With the threat of famine looming, a young girl named Jade is sold by her family to Miss Silver's courtesan school in cosmopolitan Pyongyang, an act of desp...

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The visitors  by Caroline Scott

The visitors

Caroline Scott

Book

"Esme Nicholls is to spend the summer in Cornwall. Her late husband Alec, who died fighting in the war, grew up in Penzance, and she's hoping to learn more about the man she loved and lost. While there, she will stay with Gilbert in his rambling seaside...

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No hearts of gold  by Jackie French

No hearts of gold

Jackie French

Book

"Indulged and wealthy Kat Fitzhubert is sold in an arranged marriage to a colony across the world. Lady Viola Montefiore is the dark-skinned changeling of a ducal family, kept hidden and then shipped away. Titania Boot is as broad as a carthorse, and...

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The prodigal sister  by Darry Fraser

The prodigal sister

Darry Fraser

Book

"1900 Melbourne, Victoria. Miss Prudence North is freshly returned from university in Scotland and determined to find her place among the male-dominated world of the new forensic sciences when a high-ranking policeman waylays her. He threatens to charge...

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Learwife  by J. R. Thorpe

Learwife

J. R. Thorpe

Book

"Word has come. Care-bent King Lear is dead, driven mad and betrayed. His three daughters too, broken in battle. But someone has survived: Lear's queen. Exiled to a nunnery years ago, written out of history, her name forgotten. Now she can tell her s...

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Orphans of the storm  by Celia Imrie

Orphans of the storm

Celia Imrie

Book

"Nice, France, 1911: After three years of marriage, young seamstress Marcela Caretto has finally had enough. Her husband, Michael, an ambitious tailor, has become cruel and controlling and she determines to get a divorce. But while awaiting the judge...

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Small things like these by Claire Keegan

Small things like these

Claire Keegan

eBook

"It is 1985, in an Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces into his busiest season. As he does the rounds, he feels the past rising up to meet him - and encounters the complicit silences of...

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Rizzio by Denise Mina

Rizzio

Denise Mina

eBook

"It's Saturday evening, 9 March 1566, and Mary, Queen of Scots, is six months pregnant. She's hosting a supper party. Outside, Edinburgh is bustling. It's full of the Great and the Good and the Idiot Sons of the Rich, here for a Parliament that will ...

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Christmas with the Cornish girls  by Betty Walker

Christmas with the Cornish girls

Betty Walker

Book

"It's 1941, and Christmas is approaching in St Ives. Shy Lily wishes she could hide from the war. But when her friend Eva asks if she will join her in working at a servicemen's convalescent home, Lily can't refuse. Eva came to St Ives to be near Max,...

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The pilot's daughter  by Meredith Jaeger

The pilot's daughter

Meredith Jaeger

Book

"In the final months of World War II, San Francisco newspaper secretary Ellie Morgan should be planning her wedding and subsequent exit from the newsroom into domestic life. Instead, Ellie, who harbors dreams of having her own column, is using all the...

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Flying angels  by Danielle Steel

Flying angels

Danielle Steel

Book

"Audrey Parker's life changes forever when Pearl Harbor is attacked on December 7, 1941. Her brother, a talented young Navy pilot, had been stationed there. Fresh out of nursing school with a passion and a born gift for helping others, both Audrey and...

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Christmas with the Cornish girls by Betty Walker

Christmas with the Cornish girls

Betty Walker

eBook

It's 1941, and Christmas is approaching in St Ives. Shy Lily wishes she could hide from the war. But when her friend Eva asks if she will join her in working at a servicemen's convalescent home, Lily can't refuse. Eva came to St Ives to be near Max, ...

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The freedom of birds by Stephanie Parkyn

The freedom of birds

Stephanie Parkyn

eBook

Remi Victoire is the golden child among all the theatre orphans; he dreams of a life on a Paris stage. But when this future is stolen from him, Remi and his faithful friend Pascal turn their backs on Paris forever. With Saskia, a runaway orphan girl,...

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A Christmas wish for the shipyard girls by Nancy Revell

A Christmas wish for the shipyard girls

Nancy Revell

eBook

"Sunderland, 1943: As Christmas approaches in the shipyards, everyone is hoping for a little magic...Helen would love to find the courage to tell the dashing Dr Parker of her true feelings for him. But how can she when he clearly has eyes for someone...

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Ran away by Barbara Hambly

Ran away

Barbara Hambly

eAudiobook

RAN AWAY. So began a score of advertisements every week in the New Orleans newspapers, advertising for slaves who'd fled their masters. But the Turk, Hüseyin Pasha, posted no such advertisement when his two lovely concubines disappeared. And when a w...

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In all good faith by Liza Nash Taylor

In all good faith

Liza Nash Taylor

eAudiobook

In the summer of 1932, Americans are coming to realize that the financial crash of 1929 was only the beginning of hard times. May Marshall has returned from Paris to settle at her family home in rural Keswick, Virginia. She struggles to keep her family...

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The prodigal sister by Darry Fraser

The prodigal sister

Darry Fraser

eAudiobook

1900, Melbourne, Victoria. Miss Prudence North is freshly returned from university in Scotland and determined to find her place among the male-dominated world of the new forensic sciences when a high-ranking policeman waylays her. He threatens to charge...

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Queen of thieves  by Beezy Marsh

Queen of thieves

Beezy Marsh

Book

"London, 1946. Alice Diamond, the Queen of the Forty Thieves, rules over her gang of hoisters with a bejewelled fist. Nell is a slum girl from Waterloo, hiding a secret pregnancy and facing a desperately uncertain future. Sensing an opportunity to ex...

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The spy's Wife  by Fiona McIntosh

The spy's Wife

Fiona McIntosh

Book

"Evie, a young widow and stationmaster's daughter, helplessly looks out for the weekly visit of the handsome man she and her sister call The Southerner on their train platform in the wilds of northern England. When polite salutations shift to friendl...

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Thunderclouds in the forecast  by Clarence Major

Thunderclouds in the forecast

Clarence Major

Book

"Follows the linked histories of two friends- one Black, the other white- who grew up wards of the state in New York. It's April 1976 and Ray is taking Amtrak to San Francisco to reconnect with Scotty, his oldest friend, who he met in a shelter for a...

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The girl with no name  by Reine Andrieu

The girl with no name

Reine Andrieu

Book

"She may not remember her name, but her body knows. 1940. When a French family is forced to house a German soldier in their spare room, young Noemie finds herself drawn to the enemy living under the family roof. A forbidden romance unfolds with unfor...

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The halfpenny girls at Christmas  by Maggie Mason

The halfpenny girls at Christmas

Maggie Mason

Book

"Will their prayers be answered at the most wonderful time of the year? As Christmas approaches, Alice, Edith and Marg continue to face hardships growing up on one of the poorest streets in Blackpool. Penniless, their friendship has helped them survive...

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Home fires at Ambridge  by Catherine (Fiction writer) Miller

Home fires at Ambridge

Catherine (Fiction writer) Miller

Book

"It's 1941 and the war rumbles on. Nowhere is immune to the effects of war, not even Ambridge. But in England's favourite village, something else is occupying the residents... When a prominent villager dies, the main beneficiary's name is a mystery, and...

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Coco at the Ritz  by Gioia Diliberto

Coco at the Ritz

Gioia Diliberto

Book

"Her name is still synonysmous with elegance and chic, it is hard to fathom that the iconic Coco Chanel was arrested and interrogated. But that is exactly what happened in late August, 1944. Though much is lost to history, or Chanel's own obstrufication,...

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Lily  by Rose Tremain

Lily

Rose Tremain

Book

"Nobody knows yet that she is a murderer... Abandoned at the gates of a London park one winter's night in 1850, baby Lily Mortimer is saved by a young police constable and taken to the London Foundling Hospital. Lily is fostered by an affectionate fa...

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Sons of Taranis by S. J. A. (Simon J. A.) Turney

Sons of Taranis

S. J. A. (Simon J. A.) Turney

eAudiobook

51 BC. In the aftermath of the dreadful siege of Alesia the tribes of Gaul lie broken and sparse, and yet the fires of rebellion still burn in the hearts of a few. As Caesar and his army continue to pacify the land wherever revolt can be found, a new...

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Crossing Purgatory by Gary Lester Schanbacher

Crossing Purgatory

Gary Lester Schanbacher

eBook

In the spring of 1858, Thompson Grey, a younger farmer, travels to his father''s estate seeking funds to expand his holdings. Far overstaying his visit, he returns home to find that his absence has contributed to a devastating family tragedy. Haunted...

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A better way of saying by Sarah Pinsker

A better way of saying

Sarah Pinsker

eBook

A Better Way of Saying by Sarah Pinsker is a fantasy about a young man, who in 1915, is hired to shout the words on title cards for silent movies. But his aspirations to edit some of the worst dialog leads him in a weird direction that changes his li...

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Her wartime secret by Emma Hornby

Her wartime secret

Emma Hornby

eBook

"Bolton, Lancashire: 1940 A family torn apart by war, held together by a secret . . . Janie and her husband James have a strong, loving marriage. A move from an inner-city slum to a peaceful new estate outside of Bolton should have been a fresh start...

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The books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk

The books of Jacob

Olga Tokarczuk

eBook

The Nobel Prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk's richest and most ambitious novel yet follows the comet-like rise and fall of a messianic religious leader as he blazes his way across eighteenth-century Europe. As new ideas--and a new unrest--begin to sweep th...

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The girl from Bletchley Park by Kathleen McGurl

The girl from Bletchley Park

Kathleen McGurl

eBook

"Will love lead her to a devastating choice? 1942. Three years into the war, Pam turns down her hard-won place at Oxford University to become a codebreaker at Bletchley Park. There, she meets two young men, both keen to impress her, and Pam finds her...

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The falling thread by Adam O'Riordan

The falling thread

Adam O'Riordan

eBook

"Manchester, the summer of 1890. A city humming with industry and gleaming with affluence. But for Charles, cloistered in his middle-class parents' suburban villa on holiday from university, the city's vibrancy holds no charms. Bored and a little listless,...

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Christmas hope for the steel girls by Michelle Rawlins

Christmas hope for the steel girls

Michelle Rawlins

eBook

"With the country at war, can they come together this winter? 'A heart-warming story perfect for saga lovers', Nancy Revell,Sunday Times bestselling author of The Shipyard Girls series 'Heartwarming, hopeful and inspiring, it will bring a nostalgic smile...

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The Swift and the Harrier  by Minette Walters

The Swift and the Harrier

Minette Walters

Book

"When bloody civil war breaks out between the King and Parliament, families and communities across England are riven by different allegiances. A rare few choose neutrality. One such is Jayne Swift, a Dorset physician from a Royalist family, who offers...

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Go tell the bees that I am gone  by Diana Gabaldon

Go tell the bees that I am gone

Diana Gabaldon

Book

It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser's Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible. Yet even in the North Carolina back...

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The freedom of birds by Stephanie Parkyn

The freedom of birds

Stephanie Parkyn

eAudiobook

Remi Victoire is the golden child among all the theatre orphans; he dreams of a life on a Paris stage. But when this future is stolen from him, Remi and his faithful friend Pascal turn their backs on Paris forever. With Saskia, a runaway orphan girl,...

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Devotion by Hannah Kent

Devotion

Hannah Kent

eAudiobook

Prussia, 1836 Hanne Nussbaum is a child of nature - she would rather run wild in the forest than conform to the limitations of womanhood. In her village of Kay, Hanne is friendless and considered an oddity ... until she meets Thea. Ocean, 1838 The Nu...

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Hearts of gold by Jackie French

Hearts of gold

Jackie French

eAudiobook

Some girls are born to be loved, some are born to be useful, and some are born to be bad ... Indulged and wealthy Kat Fitzhubert is sold in an arranged marriage to a colony across the world. Lady Viola Montefiore is the dark-skinned changeling of a d...

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Sisters of the great war by Suzanne Feldman

Sisters of the great war

Suzanne Feldman

eBook

August 1914. While Europe enters a brutal conflict unlike any waged before, the Duncan household in Baltimore, Maryland, is the setting for a different struggle. Ruth and Elise Duncan long to escape the roles that society, and their controlling father,...

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Entombed  by Tony Matthews

Entombed

Tony Matthews

Book

"What would it be like to be trapped deep underground for six long years with no hope of rescue or escape? This is a profound question explored deeply in Entombed. And the key point here is that Entombed is inspired by an astonishing true story and r...

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The darkest shore by Karen Brooks

The darkest shore

Karen Brooks

Audio CD

"Scotland, 1703: Returning to her home town of Pittenweem, fishwife and widow Sorcha McIntyre knows she faces both censure and mistrust. After all, this is a country where myth and legend are woven into the fabric of the everyday, a time when those who...

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The fossil hunter  by Tea Cooper

The fossil hunter

Tea Cooper

Book

"Wollombi, The Hunter Valley 1847: The last thing Mellie Vale remembers before the fever takes her is running through the bush as a monster chases her - but no one believes her story. In a bid to curb Mellie's overactive imagination, her benefactors send...

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Cold coast  by Robyn Mundy

Cold coast

Robyn Mundy

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"In 1932, Wanny Woldstad, a young widow, travels to Svalbard, daring to enter the Norwegian trappers' fiercely guarded male domain. She must prove to Anders Sæterdal, her trapping partner who makes no secret of his disdain, that a woman is fit for the...

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