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Beneath The Southern Cross by Judy Nunn

Beneath The Southern Cross

Judy Nunn

eBook

In 1783, nineteen-year-old Thomas Kendall is sentenced to transportation for attempted theft. He is lucky. If he hadn't been so young at the time and obviously led astray, the judge would not have taken pity on him. He would have been dangling by the...

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Araluen by Judy Nunn

Araluen

Judy Nunn

eBook

From the South Australian vineyards of the 1850s to mega-budget movie-making in modern- day New York, Araleun tells the story of one man's quest for wealth and position and its shattering effect on succeeding generations. Turn-of-the-century Sydney g...

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An angel In Australia by Thomas Keneally

An angel In Australia

Thomas Keneally

eBook

Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, a haunting and evocative tale of murder and loss of innocence in wartime Australia. Sydney, 1942 the year of the fall of Singapore, the bombing of Darwin and the surprise attack on Sydney Harbour by ...

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Whispers along the rails by Judith Miller

Whispers along the rails

Judith Miller

eBook

Months after leaving her infant son in Olivia Mott's care, Lady Charlotte contemplates returning to Pullman to find out what happened to her baby, while Olivia wonders if her undercover work for the railroad company is improving working conditions, as...

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Wanting by Richard Flanagan

Wanting

Richard Flanagan

eBook

"It is 1837. A young Aboriginal girl, Mathinna, is running through the long wet grass of an island at the end of the world to get help for her dying father, an Aboriginal chieftain. Twenty years later, on at island at the centre of the world, the most...

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Shanghai girls by Lisa See

Shanghai girls

Lisa See

eBook

Two sisters leave Shanghai to find new lives in 1930s Los Angeles in this fresh, fascinating adventure.

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Ruby by Lauraine Snelling

Ruby

Lauraine Snelling

eBook

Well-mannered, courageous Ruby leaves the Brandon mansion, where she serves as a governess, to take her sister Opal to their father's deathbed. When their father, Per, passes on, he leaves Ruby an unexpected inheritance. Per had owned the Dove House,...

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The Bark Cutters by Nicole Alexander

The Bark Cutters

Nicole Alexander

eBook

"Sarah Gordon knows what she wants: the family homestead, Wangallon. When it comes to working the land, she's a natural but, as a woman, it's not her birthright. Even when her beloved older brother is killed in a tragic accident, nobody looks to Sarah...

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The wronged daughter by Mary Wood

The wronged daughter

Mary Wood

eBook

Can she heal the wounds of her past? Mags has never forgotten the friendship she forged with Flora and Ella, two fellow nurses she served with at the beginning of World War I. Haunted by what she experienced during that time, she fears a reunion with...

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A Time of Giants by Mike Wardle

A Time of Giants

Mike Wardle

eBook

Keep it hidden. Keep it safe. This cryptic message hints of treasure stolen from a Spanish fleet and hidden in the jungles of South America. A fevered ambition is unleashed in those willing to sacrifice everything as they seek control of the vast fortune....

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Brothers by Mike Wardle

Brothers

Mike Wardle

eBook

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Midnight in Westminster Abbey by Sean Dennis Cashman

Midnight in Westminster Abbey

Sean Dennis Cashman

eBook

The English kings who rise from their graves in Westminster Abbey on All Souls' Eve are in a terrible fix. They want visiting New Yorker Charlie Chancer to use his special IT skills to steal abbey funds and send them off to queens who have already come...

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Wild by Nathan Besser

Wild

Nathan Besser

eBook

Jonathan Wild knows power like no one else in London. He arrived as a wide-eyed young man in 1703, dazzled by a metropolis brimming with trade, immigration and crime. With a combination of greed, arrogance and ambition, Wild stopped at nothing to secure...

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The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

The Secrets We Kept

Lara Prescott

eBook

"1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it. But in the rest of the world it's fast becoming a sensation. In Washington DC, the...

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Caprice and Rondo by Dorothy Dunnett

Caprice and Rondo

Dorothy Dunnett

eAudiobook

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Caprice and Rondo by Dorothy Dunnett, read by John Banks. January 1474, in the deep cold of an ice-bound Danzig: a man is spending a frivolous winter not facing up to his responsibilities ... It is the mercha...

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Westering women  by Sandra Dallas

Westering women

Sandra Dallas

Book

"It's February, 1852, and all around Chicago, Maggie sees the postings soliciting 'eligible women' to travel to the gold mines of Goosetown. A young seamstress with a small daughter and several painful secrets, she has nothing to lose. So she joins f...

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Coming through slaughter by Michael Ondaatje

Coming through slaughter

Michael Ondaatje

eBook

Based on the life of cornet playing Buddy Bolden, one of the legendary jazz pioneers of the turn-of-the-century New Orleans. Ostensibly a novel, this book is also a documentary recreation of Bolden's life, expressed through a collage of fragmented me...

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Lies in white dresses by Sofia Grant

Lies in white dresses

Sofia Grant

eAudiobook

In the 1940s and 50s, women who needed a fast divorce went to Nevada to live on a ranch with other women in the same boat. This historical novel was inspired by the true stories of those who "took the Reno cure." Francie Meeker and Vi Carothers were sold...

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Light changes everything by Nancy E. Turner

Light changes everything

Nancy E. Turner

eBook

It's the summer of 1907 and the sun is scorching down on Mary Pearl in the Arizona Territory. Mary Pearl and her sister Esther take their minds off the heat by sneaking banned Jane Austen novels from Aunt Sarah Elliot's lively bookshelf. Whispered read...

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The unforgetting  by Rose Black

The unforgetting

Rose Black

Book

"When Lily Bell is sold by her father to a 'Professor of Ghosts' to settle a bad debt, she thinks she about to hit the London stage as an actress. But little does she know that the professor intends her to be his very own ghost, part of an elaborate ...

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The clergyman's wife by Molly Greeley

The clergyman's wife

Molly Greeley

Large Print

"Charlotte Collins, nee Lucas, is the respectable wife of Hunsford's vicar, and sees to her duties by rote: keeping house, caring for their adorable daughter, visiting parishioners, and patiently tolerating the lectures of her awkward husband and his...

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The ventriloquists by E. R. Ramzipoor

The ventriloquists

E. R. Ramzipoor

Large Print

"Twelve-year-old street orphan Helene survives by living as a boy and selling copies of the country's most popular newspaper, Le Soir, now turned into Nazi propaganda. Helene's world changes when she befriends a rogue journalist, Marc Aubrion, who draws...

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The Paris model  by Alexandra Joel

The Paris model

Alexandra Joel

Book

"After a shocking discovery, Grace Woods leaves her vast Australian sheep station and travels to tumultuous post-war Paris in order to find her true identity. While working as a mannequin for Christian Dior, the world's newly acclaimed emperor of fas...

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The daughter of Victory Lights  by Kerri Turner

The daughter of Victory Lights

Kerri Turner

Book

"1945: After the thrill and danger of volunteering in an all-female searchlight regiment protecting Londoners from German bombers overhead, Evelyn Bell is secretly dismayed to be sent back her rigid domestic life when the war is over. But then she comes...

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The girls with no names  by Serena Burdick

The girls with no names

Serena Burdick

Book

In New York City in the 1910s, Luella and Effie Tildon realize that even as wealthy young women, their freedoms come with limits. When the sisters discover a shocking secret about their father, Luella, the brazen elder sister, becomes emboldened to do...

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The secret guests  by Benjamin Black

The secret guests

Benjamin Black

Book

"Ahead of the German Blitz during World War II, English parents from every social class sent their children to the countryside for safety, displacing more than three million young offspring. In The Secret Guests, the British royal family takes this e...

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The Pindar diamond by Katie Hickman

The Pindar diamond

Katie Hickman

eBook

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The pirate prince by Gaelen Foley

The pirate prince

Gaelen Foley

Book

When pirate prince Lazar di Fiori returns to the island of Ascension to retrieve his stolen legacy from Allegra Monteverdi's father, he seizes Allegra as the price of his vengeance and carries her off to sea.

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John by Niall Williams

John

Niall Williams

Book

"What invisible drama plays, what passes to and fro in the columns of air above them, none knows, but the disciples think: perhaps the time is arrived at last. Aged, blind and perilously frail, John the Apostle has walked ten thousand miles to tell of...

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Shawn O'Brien, town tamer by William W. Johnstone

Shawn O'Brien, town tamer

William W. Johnstone

eBook

Unlike his brothers Jacob, Sam and Patrick, Shawn O'Brien isn't content to settle down on the family ranch in New Mexico territory. With his razor-sharp eye, lightning-fast draw, and burning thirst for justice, Shawn is carving out a reputation of his...

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Serving up love

Serving up love

Book

"This intriguing novella collection crosses the country-from Kansas to Texas, the Grand Canyon to New Mexico-with tales of sweet romance while exploring the fascinating history of the Harvey girls: young women seeking adventure and independence who worked...

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Bella of Bow Street  by Carol Rivers

Bella of Bow Street

Carol Rivers

Book

"After being neglected by their own drunken mother, Bella and Terry Doyle are left to wander the streets, fending for themselves and skipping school with ease. But when her mother's boyfriend turns violent, Bella finds refuge with Micky Bryant, a local...

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The Spitfire sisters  by Margaret Dickinson

The Spitfire sisters

Margaret Dickinson

Book

"It is the 1930s and the Maitland family have spent the years following the Great War struggling to come to terms with its catastrophic aftermath, and their hopes now lie with the next generation. Their Lincolnshire village of Doddington suffered terrible...

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Workhouse girl  by Holly (Historical fiction writer) Green

Workhouse girl

Holly (Historical fiction writer) G...

Book

"Can she escape her past? Patty Jenkins has come a long way from her poverty-stricken days in Brownlow workhouse. She now has a coveted position in the kitchens at Freeman's Department store in Liverpool and even the prospect of advancement. For Patty...

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A long petal of the sea  by Isabel Allende

A long petal of the sea

Isabel Allende

Book

"That September 2, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe. Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of...

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The rising of Bella Casey by Mary Morrissy

The rising of Bella Casey

Mary Morrissy

eAudiobook

From a piano abandoned on the strife-torn streets of Dublin at Easter 1916, Mary Morrissy spins the reader backwards through the life of enigmatic beauty Bella Casey, sister of the famed playwright Seán O'Casey. The real and imagined are entwined in a...

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The young lion by Blanche D'Alpuget

The young lion

Blanche D'Alpuget

eAudiobook

Queen Eleanor of France, said to be the most beautiful woman in Europe, has not been able to give birth to an heir. A strategic liaison with Geoffrey the Handsome, the virile and charming Duke of Normandy, could remedy that - or lead to her downfall ...

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The girl in the painting by Tea Cooper

The girl in the painting

Tea Cooper

eAudiobook

Maitland 1913. Miss Elizabeth Quinn is something of an institution in Maitland Town. For longer than anyone can remember she and her brother, businessman Michael, have lived in the impressive two-storey stone house next to the church. When she is dis...

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Josephine's garden by Stephanie Parkyn

Josephine's garden

Stephanie Parkyn

eAudiobook

France, 1794. In the aftermath of the bloody end to the French Revolution, Rose de Beauharnais stumbles from prison on the day she is to be guillotined. Within a decade, she'll transform into the scandalous socialite who marries Napoleon Bonaparte, b...

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The deep silence by Douglas Reeman

The deep silence

Douglas Reeman

eAudiobook

HMS Temeraire: latest and most advanced of Britain's nuclear submarines. When Temraire's trials are cut short and she is ordered to the Far East to reinforce the fleet against a threat from Red China, her captain, David Jermain, knows that this is no...

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The swords of silence  by Shaun Curry

The swords of silence

Shaun Curry

Book

"Japan 1620 Joaquim Martinez, a gifted martial artist, left Portugal for a quiet life. Years of harboring an unforgivable secret from his past have taken their toll on him. In Hinzen Province, Japan, he wants nothing more than anonymity. Unfortunately,...

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A life of secrets  by Margaret Kaine

A life of secrets

Margaret Kaine

Book

"London, 1926. Life has not turned out as Deborah had expected. But while occasionally haunted by how the Great War snatched away the love of her life, she quietly and determinedly works away at the staff agency she set up as Miss Deborah Claremont, ...

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Lady Clementine  by Marie Benedict

Lady Clementine

Marie Benedict

Book

"Lady Clementine Churchill did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies. Her scandalous childhood, her unexpected role as a social outsider, her maternal insecurities, and the daily...

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A hope beyond  by Judith Pella

A hope beyond

Judith Pella

Book

"With the loss of her first true love, Carolina Adams finds life at the family plantation nearly unbearable. Desperate to escape, she moves to Baltimore to become a nanny to Victoria, a little girl whose mother has died. After breaking his wedding en...

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Bright and distant shores by Dominic Smith

Bright and distant shores

Dominic Smith

Book

"Set amid the skyscrapers of 1890s Chicago and the far-flung islands of the South Pacific, this is both a sweeping epic and a triumph of lyrical storytelling... Chicago First Equitable has won the race to construct the world's tallest building and i...

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The quiet twin by Dan Vyleta

The quiet twin

Dan Vyleta

eBook

"Vienna, 1939. Professor Speckstein's dog has been brutally killed and he wants to know why. But these are uncharitable times and one must be careful where one probes... When an unexpected house call leads Doctor Beer to Speckstein's apartment, he fi...

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Conquest by Stewart Binns

Conquest

Stewart Binns

eBook

"1066 - Senlac Ridge, England. William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy defeats Harold Godwinson, King Harold II of England - in what will become known as the Battle of Hastings. The battle is hard fought and bloody, the victor emerging only as the October...

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Danzig  by William N. Walker

Danzig

William N. Walker

Book

"Inspired by actual events, Danzig is a story of diplomatic conflict and political intrigue in Central Europe in the 1930s... The story encompasses fast-paced events in Geneva, Berlin, Warsaw and London, as well as Danzig itself, capturing the drama ...

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The second sleep by Robert Harris

The second sleep

Robert Harris

Audio CD

"1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts - coins, fragments of glass, human bones - which the old parson used to collect....

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Entertaining Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift

Entertaining Mr Pepys

Deborah Swift

Large Print

"London, 1666. Elizabeth 'Bird' Carpenter has a wonderful singing voice, and music is her passion. When her father persuades her to marry horse dealer Christopher Knepp, she suspects she is marrying beneath her station, but nothing prepares her for the...

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The girl from the corner shop by Alrene Hughes

The girl from the corner shop

Alrene Hughes

Large Print

"Widowed early in World War Two, heartbroken Helen Heaton is working in the family corner shop, trying to rebuild her shattered life. When the shop is robbed, she meets Matthew, a young police constable and he inspires her to join the Women's Auxiliary...

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A wedding at Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke

A wedding at Mulberry Lane

Rosie Clarke

Large Print

"Maureen Jackson knew life as a trainee nurse wouldn't be easy, but she didn't expect her hospital to be badly bombed on her first shift. Plus Maureen still has her family and friends in Mulberry Lane to keep her busy - she's needed as much there as she...

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The runaway family by Diney Costeloe

The runaway family

Diney Costeloe

Large Print

"Germany 1937: Fear and betrayal stalk the streets. People disappear. Persecution of the Jews has become a national pastime. When Ruth Friedman's husband is arrested by the SS, she is left to fend for herself and her four children. She alone stands as...

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Pink chimneys by Ardeana Hamlin Knowles

Pink chimneys

Ardeana Hamlin Knowles

Large Print

"Pink Chimneys is "a gentlemen's club, a place for men to conduct business and entertain their associates." Such is the delicate description of the classiest brothel in 19th-century Bangor, Maine. It is also the title of this enjoyable novel about th...

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Cilka's journey by Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Cilka's journey

Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Large Print

"Her beauty saved her life and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from...

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The forces' sweethearts  by Rosie Archer

The forces' sweethearts

Rosie Archer

Book

"1942, and singing group the Bluebird Girls have swapped the theatres of southern England for army tents in the Libyan desert. Their mission is to boost the morale of the brave British troops fighting under the hot sun, where there is no end yet in sight...

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The lace maiden  by Evie Grace

The lace maiden

Evie Grace

Book

"Deal, Kent. 1811. The Lennicker sisters live in a cottage nestled amongst the counting houses, shops and inns, where the smugglers plot and the seamen drink. When their father - a fisherman and smuggler - is murdered by a rival gang, the eldest daug...

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The lady of the ravens  by Joanna Hickson

The lady of the ravens

Joanna Hickson

Book

"Two women, two very different destinies, drawn together in the shadow of the Tower of London: Elizabeth of York, her life already tainted by dishonour and tragedy, now queen to the first Tudor king, Henry the VII. Joan Vaux, servant of the court, st...

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The winemaker  by Noah Gordon

The winemaker

Noah Gordon

Book

"Josep Alvarez is a young man in the tiny grape-growing village of Santa Eulália, in northern Spain, where his father grows black grapes that are turned into cheap vinegar. Joseph loves the agricultural life, but he is the second son, and his father's...

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Our last goodbye  by Shirley Dickson

Our last goodbye

Shirley Dickson

Book

"1943, England: On a foggy night during the blackout, twenty-five-year-old May Robinson's mother is tragically killed. Heartbroken, May isn't sure she has the strength to harbour the secret she has kept for so many years - a secret her mother devoted...

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The committee  by Sterling Watson

The committee

Sterling Watson

Book

"The Committee is set in a sleepy late 1950s Florida university city. Its characters--professors, students, townspeople rich and poor, and politicians--are both typical of such a place and unusual, even bizarre, for the challenges they face and the c...

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Cesare  by Jerome Charyn

Cesare

Jerome Charyn

Book

"On a windy night in 1937, a seventeen-year-old German naval sub-cadet is wandering along the seawall when he stumbles upon a gang of ruffians beating up a tramp, whose life he saves. The man is none other than spymaster Wilhelm Canaris, chief of the...

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Never look back by Lesley Pearse

Never look back

Lesley Pearse

eBook

Matilda was a poor Covent Garden flower girl until the day she saved the life of Tabitha, a minister's daughter. Drawn into the bosom of Tabitha'a family, Matilda is given the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Captain Fantom by Reginald Hill

Captain Fantom

Reginald Hill

eBook

From an award-winning author, a historical novel inspired by the life of a Croatian mercenary in seventeenth-century England. In the chaotic days of the early 1600s, Carlo Fantom, a Central European who spoke thirteen languages, would gladly accept payment...

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The testament of Mariam  by Ann Swinfen

The testament of Mariam

Ann Swinfen

Book

"'Today I had word that my brother Ya'aqob is dead.' When this news reaches Mariam, living in exile in the province of Gaul, memories of her girlhood in faraway Palestine are painfully awakened. For years she has blocked them from her mind, but as illness...

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Arapaho summer  by Kinley E. Roby

Arapaho summer

Kinley E. Roby

Book

"In 1867, two Union veterans and two Arapaho women they rescue from a Lakota war party set off on the Oregon Trail in search of a new beginning. Captain Caleb Stone and Sergeant Dil Smith find their plans to start over must change to include Little Rain...

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Tell it to the bees  by Fiona Shaw

Tell it to the bees

Fiona Shaw

Book

"Lydia Weekes is distraught at the break-up of her marriage. When her young son, Charlie, makes friends with the local doctor, Jean Markham, her life is turned upside down. Charlie tells his secrets to no one but the bees, but even he can't keep his ...

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Snow on the cobbles  by Maggie (Novelist) Sullivan

Snow on the cobbles

Maggie (Novelist) Sullivan

Book

"When Lizzie moves with her mother and her brothers to No.9 Coronation Street at the end of the Second World War, it's a new start for all of them after the loses and heartache they've endured. Their new neighbour, Elsie Tanner, tells them that the house...

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In the lion's den by Barbara Taylor Bradford

In the lion's den

Barbara Taylor Bradford

eBook

-- A Woman of Substance London 1889: Victorian London is a place of wealth, privilege and poverty, a city of extremes. For James Falconer, who grew up as a barrow boy on a London market, it is a city of opportunity.Working his way up Henry Malvern's ...

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The Highlander's Christmas Bride by Vanessa Kelly

The Highlander's Christmas Bride

Vanessa Kelly

eBook

Being thrown over by the man she expected to marry was humiliating enough. Now that Donella Haddon, grandniece of the Earl of Riddick, has also proven a failure as a nun, she has no choice but to return to her family's estate. The brawny Highlander sent...

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Twenty years after by Alexandre Dumas

Twenty years after

Alexandre Dumas

eAudiobook

Originally published in 1845 as a sequel to The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After is a supreme creation of suspense and heroic adventure. Two decades have passed since the three musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady. Time has wea...

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The highland outlaw by Heather (Heather D.) McCollum

The highland outlaw

Heather (Heather D.) McCollum

eBook

Shaw Sinclair, chief of the outcast clan of Sinclairs of Caithness in northern Scotland, has made a deal with the devil. Despite his strength and lethal skills, he needs help'specifically from a woman'to accomplish his mission to bring a bairn to safety...

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Blood will out by David Donachie

Blood will out

David Donachie

eBook

"1787. Captain Edward Brazier is wounded and in desperate need of medical attention, but those from whom he could seek help have no idea where he is - although neither do his enemies. With his beloved Betsey currently imprisoned by her brother Henry,...

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The winter orphan by Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sharp

The winter orphan

Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sha...

Audio CD

"Ella has never known love. Left as a baby outside the workhouse, Ella has only ever been treated with unkindness; especially from the hateful guardians of the workhouse, who hold the fate of the inmates in their cruel hands. When she is sold as a sc...

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The lost sisters by Lindsey Hutchinson

The lost sisters

Lindsey Hutchinson

Audio CD

"Orpha Buchanan and Peg Meriweather had a very different start in life. Orpha surrounded by wealth and riches, Peg dumped on a doorstep as a baby with nothing to her name. But one thing they had in common was a mother who despised them and wished them...

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Snow angels by Nadine Dorries

Snow angels

Nadine Dorries

Audio CD

"The nurses of St Angelus Hospital face the hardship of another winter, in this heartbreaking story by Nadine Dorries. The Angels must battle through the snow to save Victoria's baby and young doctor Teddy Davenport begins to make some serious mistakes....

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The bobby girls  by Johanna Bell

The bobby girls

Johanna Bell

Book

"Maggie and her new friends Annie, Irene and Sarah come from very different backgrounds, but they've got one thing in common: they've all signed up for the Women Police Volunteers. They can't wait to show the men just what they're made of. But soon, ...

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The child of Auschwitz  by Lily. author. Graham

The child of Auschwitz

Lily. author. Graham

Book

"It is 1942 and Eva Adami has boarded a train to Auschwitz. Barely able to breathe due to the press of bodies and exhausted from standing up for two days, she can think only of her longed-for reunion with her husband Michal, who was sent there six mo...

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The ragged edge of night by Libbie Hawker

The ragged edge of night

Libbie Hawker

Audio CD

"IN SMALL-TOWN GERMANY, ONE MAN RISKS HIS LIFE IN DEFIANCE OF HITLER'S REGIME. Germany, 1942. Franciscan friar Anton Starzmann is stripped of his place in the world when his school is seized by the Nazis. He relocates to a small German hamlet to wed ...

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The other blue sky  by Shari J. Ryan

The other blue sky

Shari J. Ryan

Book

"Very few people can say they were born inside a concentration camp during the Holocaust. Disease, starvation, and much worse, prevented most prisoners from surviving. For infants, it was nearly impossible.I became an anomaly. I shouldn't be alive. As...

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A fight in silence by Melanie Metzenthin

A fight in silence

Melanie Metzenthin

Audio CD

"Germany, 1926. When Richard and Paula meet in bustling, cosmopolitan Hamburg, everything feels possible. They fall in love, marry and are soon blessed with twins, a beautiful boy and girl. When Richard qualifies as a psychiatrist, life ahead looks b...

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Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Stay

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Audio CD

"In the summer of 1969, 14-year-old Lucas Painter carries a huge weight on his shoulders. His brother is fighting in Vietnam. His embattled parents are locked in a never-ending war. And his best friend, Connor, is struggling with his own family issues....

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Romance by M. C. Beaton

Romance

M. C. Beaton

eAudiobook

As one of the two remaining unmarried Beverley sisters, Belinda considers herself the last hope for Mannerling, the beloved estate gambled away by their father. Each of her four elder sisters had hoped - even schemed - to marry one of Mannerling's su...

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A rational proposal by Jan (Janice Rosemary) Jones

A rational proposal

Jan (Janice Rosemary) Jones

eAudiobook

When spirited Verity Bowman is left a sizeable legacy by her uncle on condition that she spends six months "in a wholly rational manner", neither she nor her long-suffering attorney Charles Congreve have any idea where it will lead them. Nor, it has to...

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Vichhoda by Harinder S. Sikka

Vichhoda

Harinder S. Sikka

eBook

The year is 1950; the Liaquat-Nehru Pact has been signed between India and Pakistan; she doesn't know it will change her life forever; it will also make her strongerBibi Amrit Kaur's life is literally torn apart in the 1947 riots. She's now in a diff...

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The girl in the painting by Tea Cooper

The girl in the painting

Tea Cooper

eBook

Maitland 1913. Miss Elizabeth Quinn is something of an institution in Maitland Town. For longer than anyone can remember she and her brother, businessman Michael, have lived in the impressive two-storey stone house next to the church. When she is dis...

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The water dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The water dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates

eAudiobook

From the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away,...

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Paradise by Toni Morrison

Paradise

Toni Morrison

eAudiobook

As the novel begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby assault the nearby Convent and the women in it.

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The Titanic secret by Clive. author. Cussler

The Titanic secret

Clive. author. Cussler

eBook

Both a prequel and a sequel to Clive Cussler's first bestselling phenomenon, Raise the Titanic!, the new Isaac Bell novel is a thrilling action-adventure novel from the Sunday Times-bestselling author. A century apart, Dirk Pitt and Isaac Bell team up...

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A gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

Audio CD

While Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval, Count Alexander Rostov, stripped of the trappings that defined his life, is forced to question what makes us who we are. On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint ...

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Blackpool sisters  by Maggie Mason

Blackpool sisters

Maggie Mason

Book

"1902. Babs and Beth are identical in looks, but very different by nature. Kidnapped by gypsies a decade ago as young girls, Beth has accepted their plight, but Babs has always yearned for their real mother, Tilly, and their beloved hometown of Black...

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The girl in the painting  by Tea Cooper

The girl in the painting

Tea Cooper

Book

"Maitland 1913. Miss Elizabeth Quinn is something of an institution in Maitland Town. For longer than anyone can remember she and her brother, businessman Michael, have lived in the impressive two-storey stone house next to the church. When she is di...

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