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If only  by Elaine Blick

If only

Elaine Blick

Book

"The pampered daughter of a wealthy man, Alice, appears to have everything-beauty, wealth, and background. She is pursued by several men, but marriage is not enough to satisfy Alice's longing for a sense of purpose in her life. She looks for this in ...

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Tapestry by Fiona McIntosh

Tapestry

Fiona McIntosh

eBook

In 1978, Jane Maxwell is celebrating her engagement to Will, a handsome American geophysicist, but though she should be deliriously happy, she is plagued by doubts. When tragedy leaves Will hanging between life and death, Jane's guilt makes her determined...

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No cure for love by Jean Fullerton

No cure for love

Jean Fullerton

eAudiobook

Ellen O'Casey, an Irish Catholic immigrant, is struggling to support her ailing mother, her teenage daughter and herself. Washing other people's laundry in the day, and singing in bawdy pubs at night, Ellen is determined to make a better life for her...

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The great world by David Malouf

The great world

David Malouf

eAudiobook

Every city, town and village has its memorial to war. Nowhere are these more eloquent than in Australia, generations of whose young men have enlisted to fight other people's battles - from Gallipoli and the Somme to Malaya and Vietnam. In The Great World,...

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Daughter of the Murray by Darry Fraser

Daughter of the Murray

Darry Fraser

eAudiobook

1890s, River Murray, Northern Victoria Young and spirited Georgina Calthorpe is not happy living with her foster family, the MacHenrys, on their neglected sheep run on the banks of the River Murray. Unlike the rest of the family, she isn't looking forward...

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The hollow bones by Leah Kaminsky

The hollow bones

Leah Kaminsky

eAudiobook

'I remember you once told me about mockingbirds and their special talents for mimicry. They steal the songs from others, you said. I want to ask you this: how were our own songs stolen from us, the notes dispersed, while our faces were turned away?' ...

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The cobbler's kids  by Rosie Harris

The cobbler's kids

Rosie Harris

Book

"He was a tryrant. She was his daughter. Returning from the war, handsome Michael Quinn the cobbler is a changed man. He moves his family from their comfortable home to live over a shop in Liverpool's notorious Scotland Road - and though admired and liked...

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The abandoned daughter  by Mary Wood

The abandoned daughter

Mary Wood

Book

"Voluntary nurse Ella is haunted by the soldiers' cries she hears on the battlefields of Dieppe. But that's not the only thing that haunts her. When her dear friend Jim breaks her trust, Ella is left bruised and heartbroken. Over the years, her frien...

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The murmur of bees  by Sofía Segovia

The murmur of bees

Sofía Segovia

Book

"From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge, the life of a small Mexican town forever changed. Disfigured and covered in a blanket of bees, little Simonopio is for some locals the stuff of superstition, a child kissed by the...

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The great pretenders  by Laura Kalpakian

The great pretenders

Laura Kalpakian

Book

"An unforgettable novel from an award-winning author about an ambitious young agent's daring fight to protect blacklisted writers in McCarthy-era Hollywood and her passionate relationship with an African American journalist. Outraged by her grandfath...

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Mr. Darcy's daughters  by Elizabeth Aston

Mr. Darcy's daughters

Elizabeth Aston

Book

"Picking up twenty years after Pride and Prejudice left off, Mr. Darcy's Daughters begins in the year 1818. Elizabeth and Darcy have gone to Constantinople, giving us an opportunity to get to know their five daughters, who have left the sheltered sur...

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A Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley

A Vision of Light

Judith Merkle Riley

eBook

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The Lion's Torment by Blanche D'Alpuget

The Lion's Torment

Blanche D'Alpuget

eBook

The third book in the compelling Birth of the Plantagenets series follows the battle for dominance between the Church and the Crown. England's Archbishop of Canterbury is dying and with him the power of the Church. Seizing his chance, King Henry II i...

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The orphans of Ardwick by Emma Hornby

The orphans of Ardwick

Emma Hornby

eAudiobook

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Orphans of Ardwick by Emma Hornby, read by Julia Franklin.After a cold, hard winter on the streets, three orphan children are about to give up hope when an unexpected turn of events brings them to the...

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The silvered heart by Katherine Clements

The silvered heart

Katherine Clements

Audio CD

1648: Civil war is devastating England. The privileged world of Katherine Ferrers is crumbling under Cromwell's army and, as an orphaned heiress, she has no choice but to marry for the sake of family. But as her marriage turns into a prison and her fortune...

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Love on the waterways by Milly Adams

Love on the waterways

Milly Adams

Audio CD

March 1944, West London: it's been five months since Verity Clement fled home for a life on Britain's canals. Hauling cargo between London and Birmingham is tough, but far easier to face than the turbulence she's left behind. When Verity's sweetheart...

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Ambulance girls under fire by Deborah Burrows

Ambulance girls under fire

Deborah Burrows

Audio CD

Celia Ashton has driven ambulances throughout the Blitz for the Bloomsbury Auxiliary Ambulance Depot. Cool under fire, she revels in her exciting and extremely dangerous job.When her husband, a known Nazi supporter, is released from prison, Celia refuses...

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Miss Nightingale's nurses by Kate Eastham

Miss Nightingale's nurses

Kate Eastham

Audio CD

Ada Houston's life is shattered when her brother Frank goes missing following an accident at the docks. She hears a rumour that he survived and left Liverpool to fight a foreign war, so she boards a ship to bring him home. But the battlefields of the...

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Spring comes to Emmerdale by Pamela Bell

Spring comes to Emmerdale

Pamela Bell

Audio CD

Based on the hugely popular soap opera, this saga explores the lives of Emmerdale's much-loved families during the Great War and beyond. Can the nation's favourite village keep calm and carry on? World War I rages on and the families of Emmerdale are...

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Friends and enemies by Beryl Matthews

Friends and enemies

Beryl Matthews

Audio CD

London 1941. Sirens warn of danger as German bomber planes approach the city. Ever cautious, Kathy and her mother head immediately for the nearest public air raid shelter and when the building is destroyed in a direct hit, it is a miracle Kathy survi...

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One perfect family by Anna Jacobs

One perfect family

Anna Jacobs

Audio CD

Lancashire, 1934. When Tam Crawford is unexpectedly bequeathed some money, he can finally realise his dream of settling down in the beautiful village of Ellindale. Tam knows he can be impulsive but this time he is determined not to be ruled by his big...

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Points of danger by Edward Marston

Points of danger

Edward Marston

Audio CD

East Anglia, 1861. Alone in a first-class carriage, the Swarbricks are robbed at gunpoint. But when the universally-admired Swarbrick fights back, the train robber takes more than money and jewellery, killing the man working to unify East Anglia's tangle...

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The love knot by Elizabeth Chadwick

The love knot

Elizabeth Chadwick

Audio CD

1140. Oliver Pascal chances upon a village raided by mercenaries and rescues the survivors: an orphaned boy, who is the illegitimate son of the old king, and a young widow named Catrin. After escorting them to Bristol Castle, they are accepted into t...

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The wartime midwives  by Daisy Styles

The wartime midwives

Daisy Styles

Book

"1939. Mary Vale, a grand and imposing Mother and Baby Home, sits on the remote Fylde coast in Lancashire. Its doors are open to unmarried women who come to hide their condition and find sanctuary. Women from all walks of life pass through Mary Vale,...

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Call of the Kiwi  by Sarah Lark

Call of the Kiwi

Sarah Lark

Book

"Gloria Martyn, the great-granddaughter of Gwyneira McKenzie, who arrived in New Zealand as a naíve young bride in In the land of the long white cloud, has enjoyed an idyllic childhood on her family's sprawling sheep farm in the Canterbury Plains. When...

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The Nam Shadow  by Carole Brungar

The Nam Shadow

Carole Brungar

Book

"The Nam Legacy is an epic love story set during the 60’s and 70’s. When the Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane drove parents crazy, teenagers found sexual freedom and peace slogans covered placards. When the Vietnam War abducted the nation’s young...

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The book woman of Troublesome Creek  by Kim Michele Richardson

The book woman of Troublesome Creek

Kim Michele Richardson

eAudiobook

The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything-everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. Cussy's not only...

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All among the barley by Melissa Harrison

All among the barley

Melissa Harrison

Large Print

"Set on a farm in Suffolk just before the Second World War, it introduces a girl on the cusp of adulthood. Fourteen-year-old Edie Mather lives with her family at Wych Farm, where the shadow of the Great War still hangs over a community impoverished by...

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Love is blind by William Boyd

Love is blind

William Boyd

Large Print

"When Brodie Moncur is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist abruptly alters his path -...

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An orphan's wish by Molly Green

An orphan's wish

Molly Green

Large Print

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Between two shores by Jocelyn Green

Between two shores

Jocelyn Green

Large Print

"Montreal, 1759. The daughter of a Mohawk mother and French father, Catherine Duval is content to trade with both the French and the British. She is pulled into the fray against her wishes when her British ex-fiancae, Samuel Crane, is taken prisoner by...

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The eulogist by Terry Gamble

The eulogist

Terry Gamble

Large Print

"1819. Cheated out of their family estate in Northern Ireland after the Napoleonic Wars, the Givens family settle in Cincinnati. After losing their mother in childbirth and their father to a riverboat headed for New Orleans, James, Olivia, and Erasmus...

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Hope on the plains by Linda Byler

Hope on the plains

Linda Byler

Large Print

"Hannah, a feisty young Amish woman, lives on her family's farm in North Dakota. After moving halfway across the country and struggling to land on their feet, Hannah's family is finally feeling settled. The cattle business is doing well, and other Am...

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Once upon a time by Diane Setterfield

Once upon a time

Diane Setterfield

Large Print

"A dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs,...

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The forgiving kind by Donna Everhart

The forgiving kind

Donna Everhart

Large Print

"For twelve-year-old Martha Sonny Creech, there is no place more beautiful than her family's cotton farm. She, her two brothers, and her parents work hard on their land--hoeing, planting, picking--but only Sonny loves the rich, dark earth the way her...

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The silence of the girls by Pat Barker

The silence of the girls

Pat Barker

Large Print

"The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman: Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She was queen of one...

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Bodies of men  by Nigel Featherstone

Bodies of men

Nigel Featherstone

Book

"Egypt, 1941. Only hours after disembarking in Alexandria, William Marsh, an Australian corporal at twenty-one, is face down in the sand, caught in a stoush with the Italian enemy. He is saved by James Kelly, a childhood friend from Sydney and the last...

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Flame in the night by Heather Munn

Flame in the night

Heather Munn

Large Print

"In occupied France, a teen is torn between hate and love Julien Losier has just turned eighteen. But this is Vichy France in 1942, and his coming of age is marred by the Nazi occupation of his homeland. His father has always taught him that evil is ...

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Children of the siege  by Diney Costeloe

Children of the siege

Diney Costeloe

Book

"A lost child, a family divided, the bitter backdrop of war - the ingredients in this story, set in 19th century France. After the Franco-Prussian War and the siege of 1870-71, the St Clair family return to Paris, only to be swept up into the terribl...

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Wartime for the district nurses  by Annie Groves

Wartime for the district nurses

Annie Groves

Book

" Alice Lake and her friend Edith have had everything thrown at them in their first year as district nurses in the London district of Hackney. From babies born out of wedlock to battered wives, they've had plenty to keep them occupied. Now the lives of...

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The Parisian  by Isabella Hammad

The Parisian

Isabella Hammad

Book

"As the First World War shatters families, destroys friendships and kills lovers, a young Palestinian dreamer sets out to find himself. Midhat Kamal navigates his way across a fractured world, from the shifting politics of the Middle East to the dinner...

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Courting Mr. Lincoln  by Louis Bayard

Courting Mr. Lincoln

Louis Bayard

Book

"From the prizewinning author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye comes Courting Mr. Lincoln, the page-turning and surprising story of a young Abraham Lincoln and the two people who loved him best: a young, marriageable Mary Todd and Lincoln's best ...

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Thomas and Beal in the Midi  by Christopher Tilghman

Thomas and Beal in the Midi

Christopher Tilghman

Book

A young interracial couple escapes from Maryland to France in 1894, living first among artists in the vibrant Latin Quarter of Paris, and then beginning a new life as winemakers in the rugged countryside of the Languedoc.

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Cape May  by Chip Cheek

Cape May

Chip Cheek

Book

"September 1957. Henry and Effie, young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey, for their honeymoon. It's the end of the season and the town is deserted. As they tentatively discover each other, they begin to realize that everyday married...

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What the river washed away by Muriel Mharie. Macleod

What the river washed away

Muriel Mharie. Macleod

eBook

"Inspired by real-life events, this is the remarkable and uncompromising story of one young woman's refusal to accept her fate in 1920s Louisiana. Jobs and Jesus from the big town don't ever seem to make it out here. Not down through the hackberry woods...

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The bonbon girl by Linda Finlay

The bonbon girl

Linda Finlay

Audio CD

"Cornwall 1860. Colenso Carne is forced to flee her family when the local mine owner turns his attentions her way. Forced to shear her long dark tresses, she hides in a wagon to escape, finding herself at the local fair in Helson. Fascinated by the u...

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Hawaii by James A. (James Albert) Michener

Hawaii

James A. (James Albert) Michener

eBook

This epic novel traces the origins and history of the islands of Hawaii, from their volcanic birth, through the first arrivals of humans from Polynesia, followed by European sailors and missionaries, then Chinese and Japanese laborers, to the modern ...

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The aftermath by Rhidian Brook

The aftermath

Rhidian Brook

eBook

Thousands remain displaced in what is now the British Occupied Zone. Charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated city and the de-Nazification of its defeated people, Colonel Lewis Morgan has requisitioned a fine house on the banks of the...

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The Tailor and the Shipwright by Robert Westphal

The Tailor and the Shipwright

Robert Westphal

eBook

Sydney, Australia 1800s. Thomas O'Neil, an Irish convict and tailor, arrives in Sydney having left his two daughters on the shores of Dublin. Appointed as Governor King's tailor, O'Neil establishes a successful business in Upper Pitts Row and soon finds...

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Fate of the Arrow by Shel Pais

Fate of the Arrow

Shel Pais

eBook

A young man, forbidden by law to even own weapons, dreams of becoming a knight to avenge the murder of his mother and defend his people. When he saves the life of the Baron of York, he abandons his old existence, blending in to learn new customs and maintain...

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Workhouse Nightingale by Holly (Historical fiction writer) Green

Workhouse Nightingale

Holly (Historical fiction writer) G...

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A Place to Call Home by Valerie Wood

A Place to Call Home

Valerie Wood

eBook

Ellen thought she'd always live in the remote, pretty coastal village where she grew up. After all, her husband, Harry, works on a farm where he's guaranteed a job and home for life. But when the old landowner dies and the couple and their young children...

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Annelies by David R. Gillham

Annelies

David R. Gillham

eBook

A powerful and deeply humane new novel that asks the question: What if Anne Frank survived the Holocaust? The year is 1945, and Anne Frank is sixteen years old. Having survived the concentration camps, but lost her mother and sister, she reunites with...

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Isaiah's daughter by Mesu Andrews

Isaiah's daughter

Mesu Andrews

Large Print

Isaiah adopts Ishma, giving her a new name-- Zibah, delight of the Lord-- thereby ensuring her royal pedigree. Ishma came to the prophet's home, devastated after watching her family destroyed and living as a captive. As the years pass, Zibah's lively...

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A store at war by Joanna Toye

A store at war

Joanna Toye

Audio CD

"It's 1941, and young Lily Collins is starting work in Midlands department store Marlow's, whose gleaming facade has fascinated her since childhood. As the air raid sirens blare, Lily learns the ropes from her sophisticated boss, Miss Frobisher, alongside...

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My heart belongs in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania by Murray Pura

My heart belongs in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Murray Pura

Large Print

"When war reaches Clarissa's back door, the trustworthy become even fewer. Journey into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, of 1863 where Clarissa Avery Ross lives a full life. By day she is the daughter of a respectable shoemaker being courted by seminary student...

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Departing at dawn by Gloria Lisé

Departing at dawn

Gloria Lisé

eBook

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The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh

The Deepest Waters

Dan Walsh

eAudiobook

For John and Laura Foster, what began as a fairytale honeymoon in 1857 aboard the steamship SS Vandervere, quickly turns into a nightmare.

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Blood of victory by Alan Furst

Blood of victory

Alan Furst

eAudiobook

In the autumn of 1940, Russian émigré journalist I. A. Serebin is recruited in Istanbul by an agent of the British secret services for a clandestine operation to stop German importation of Romanian oil--a last desperate attempt to block Hitler's conquest...

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The perilous adventures of the cowboy king by Jerome Charyn

The perilous adventures of the cowboy king

Jerome Charyn

eAudiobook

Raising the literary bar to a new level, Jerome Charyn re-creates the voice of Theodore Roosevelt, the New York City police commissioner, Rough Rider, and soon-to-be twenty-sixth president through his derring-do adventures, effortlessly combining sup...

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The lost history of dreams by Kris Waldherr

The lost history of dreams

Kris Waldherr

eAudiobook

"Rich descriptions and hints of supernatural presence that never cross into melodrama...Waldherr writes that 'love stories are ghost stories in disguise.' This one, happily, succeeds as both."--Kirkus Reviews, (starred review) A post-mortem photograp...

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The queen's promise by Brenda Rickman Vantrease

The queen's promise

Brenda Rickman Vantrease

Large Print

1642. England rushes towards a war between the King and Parliament. Two women face difficulties ahead. The unpopular Queen Henrietta can no longer rely on those in the royal courts of Europe. And the Countess of Carlisle must remain loyal to the King,...

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A tale of two sisters  by Merryn Allingham

A tale of two sisters

Merryn Allingham

Book

"Separated by time and distance, two sisters seek answers for all they've lost. When Alice Verinder's beloved sister Lydia goes missing, Alice boards the Orient Express bound for Topkapi Palace in Constantinople, determined to find her. Lydia was governess...

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The abolitionist's daughter by Diane C. McPhail

The abolitionist's daughter

Diane C. McPhail

eBook

A tragic string of events is set in motion for the Southern-abolitionist Mathews family when, on a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family.

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Powder River by Susan K. Salzer

Powder River

Susan K. Salzer

eBook

-- Reeling from the sudden death of his wife, Daniel Dixon returns to Wyoming's Powder River country to start anew. It's the end of the nineteenth century and the Indians are gone. The growing city of Buffalo, just a stone's throw from the ruins of Fort...

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Arlette's story by Angela Barton

Arlette's story

Angela Barton

eAudiobook

When Arlette Blaise sees a German plane fly over the family farm in 1940, she's comforted by the fact that the occupying forces are far away in the north of the country. Surely the war will not reach her family in the idyllic French countryside near to...

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The love knot by Elizabeth Chadwick

The love knot

Elizabeth Chadwick

eAudiobook

1140. Oliver Pascal chances upon a village raided by mercenaries and rescues the survivors: an orphaned boy, who is the illegitimate son of the old king, and a young widow named Catrin. After escorting them to Bristol Castle, they are accepted into t...

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When you are near by Tracie Peterson

When you are near

Tracie Peterson

Large Print

After her father's death, Lizzy Brookstone, the star trick rider of the all-female Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza, loses interest in performing. What she longs for is a life with the Brookstone ranch foreman, Wesley DeShazer, the man who once broke...

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The land girls by Victoria Purman

The land girls

Victoria Purman

Audio CD

" Melbourne, 1942: War has engulfed Europe and now the Pacific, and Australia, is fighting for its future. For spinster Flora Thomas, however, nothing much has changed. Tending her dull office job and beloved brother and father, as well as knitting socks...

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Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

Marilla of Green Gables

Sarah McCoy

Large Print

"New York Times best-selling author McCoy takes us to Green Gables before Anne's time, when Marilla Cuthbert inherits a farmwife's responsibilities at age 13 with her mother's death. But she connects to the outside world through a whip-smart spinster...

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The general's cook by Ramin Ganeshram

The general's cook

Ramin Ganeshram

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Philadelphia 1793. Hercules, President George Washington's chef, is a fixture on the Philadelphia scene. He is famous for both his culinary prowess and for ruling his kitchen like a commanding general. He has his run of the city and earns twice the salary...

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Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Finding Dorothy

Elizabeth Letts

Large Print

"Hollywood, 1938. MGM is adapting her late husband's masterpiece for the screen, and seventy-seven-year-old Maud Gage Baum wants to be on the set. The moment she hears Judy Garland rehearsing the first notes of "Over the Rainbow," Maud recognizes the...

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Tony's wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony's wife

Adriana Trigiani

Large Print

"Set in the lush Big Band era of the 1940s and World War II, this spellbinding saga from beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani tells the story of two talented working class kids who marry and become a successful singing act, until...

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Woman 99 by Greer Macallister

Woman 99

Greer Macallister

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"She's only a number now. When Charlotte Smith's wealthy parents commit her beloved sister Phoebe to the infamous Goldengrove Asylum, Charlotte knows there's more to the story than madness. She risks everything and follows her sister inside, surrendering...

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Josephine Baker's last dance by Sherry Jones

Josephine Baker's last dance

Sherry Jones

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"From the author of The Jewel of Medina, a moving and insightful novel based on the life of legendary performer and activist Josephine Baker, perfect for fans of The Paris Wife and Hidden Figures. Discover the fascinating and singular life story of J...

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A bound heart by Laura Frantz

A bound heart

Laura Frantz

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"Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall grew up on the same castle grounds. Magnus is now laird of the great house and the Isle of Kerrera; Lark is but the keeper of his bees and the woman he is hoping will provide a tincture that might help his ailing ...

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The wartime sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman

The wartime sisters

Lynda Cohen Loigman

Book

"Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of World war II. While one siter lives in relative ease on the bucolic Armory campus as an officer's wife,...

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Annelies by David R. Gillham

Annelies

David R. Gillham

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"It's 1945, and sixteen-year-old Anne Frank has survived the Holocaust. She lost her mother and sister, but reunites with her father, Pim, in newly liberated Amsterdam. But it's not as easy to fit the pieces of their life back together. Anne is adrift,...

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The huntress by Kate Quinn

The huntress

Kate Quinn

Large Print

"On the icy edge of Soviet Russia, bold and reckless Nina Markova joins the infamous Night Witches - an all-female bomber regiment - wreaking havoc on Hitler's eastern front. But when she is downed behind enemy lines and thrown across the path of a lethal...

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The island of sea women by Lisa See

The island of sea women

Lisa See

Large Print

"A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best ...

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Esther by Norah Lofts

Esther

Norah Lofts

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Artaxerxes, King of Persia, needs a wife. He picks the one girl who would have given anything to be passed over: a Jewish scholar, Esther, from the back streets of his capital, Shushan. To a King bored by the chattering of women wreathed in musky scents,...

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Peace comes to Honeyfield by Anna Jacobs

Peace comes to Honeyfield

Anna Jacobs

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Armistice Day, London, 1918. Fiercely independent Georgie is tired of being told what's best for her by men. When she defies her father's wishes by attending the peace festivities, she tries to help a woman being attacked and encounters Patrick, a ga...

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Ambulance girls under fire by Deborah Burrows

Ambulance girls under fire

Deborah Burrows

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In times of war, how do you know who to trust? Celia Ashton has driven ambulances throughout the Blitz for the Bloomsbury Auxiliary Ambulance Depot. Cool under fire, she revels in her exciting and extremely dangerous job. When her husband, a known Na...

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Miss Nightingale's nurses by Kate Eastham

Miss Nightingale's nurses

Kate Eastham

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Ada Houston's life is shattered when her brother Frank goes missing following an accident at the docks. She hears a rumour that he survived and left Liverpool to fight a foreign war, so she boards a ship to bring him home. But the battlefields of the...

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The Liverpool matchgirl by Lyn Andrews

The Liverpool matchgirl

Lyn Andrews

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Liverpool, 1901. The Tempest family is all but destitute, barely able to put food on the table. When Florrie falls ill with pneumonia and Arthur is imprisoned after a drunken fight, their thirteen-year-old daughter Lizzie finds herself parentless, de...

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Wrecker by Noel O'Reilly

Wrecker

Noel O'Reilly

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Shipwrecks are part of life in the remote village of Porthmorvoren, Cornwall. When, after a fierce storm, Mary Blight rescues a man half-dead from the sea, she ignores the whispers of her neighbours and carries him home to nurse better. Gideon Stone is...

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

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1945: London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his sister Rachel are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and...

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The cursed wife by Pamela Hartshorne

The cursed wife

Pamela Hartshorne

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Mary is happily married to a wealthy merchant, living a charmed life in Elizabethan London. But there's a part of her past she can't forget. As a small girl, she was cursed for causing the death of a vagrant child - a curse that predicts she will hang....

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Master of his fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Master of his fate

Barbara Taylor Bradford

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"Working at his father's market stall in Victorian England, James Lionel Falconer determines to become a merchant prince. Hardworking and trustworthy, he catches the eye of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious London shipping company. When thr...

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Kal  by Judy Nunn

Kal

Judy Nunn

Book

"The story of Australia and the people who forged a nation out of a harsh and unforgiving land. Kalgoorlie was a magnet to anyone with a sense of adventure, anyone who could dream. People were drawn there from all over the world, settling to start afresh...

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The girl in the ragged shawl  by Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sharp

The girl in the ragged shawl

Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sha...

Audio CD

"Eliza was left as a small baby at the workhouse in Whitechapel, wrapped in her mother's shawl, which is all she has of the mother she never knew. At 11 years old, she has survived sickness, near starvation and harsh beatings. Master Simpkins and his...

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A vengeful wind  by James L. Nelson

A vengeful wind

James L. Nelson

Book

"As summer comes at last to Ireland, an uneasy peace holds at Loch Garman. The Northmen, eager to get to sea, work relentlessly on their ships, with the aid of their unlikely allies, the Irish, who are just as eager to see them go. But not warrior-tu...

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Daughter of the Murray by Darry Fraser

Daughter of the Murray

Darry Fraser

Audio CD

"1890s, River Murray, Northern Victoria. Young and spirited Georgina Calthorpe is not happy living with her foster family, the MacHenrys, on their neglected sheep run on the banks of the River Murray. Unlike the rest of the family, she isn't looking forward...

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A silken thread  by Kim Vogel Sawyer

A silken thread

Kim Vogel Sawyer

Book

"Eighteen-year-old Laurel Millard, youngest of seven children, is expected to stay home and 'take care of Mama' by her older siblings, but Laurel has dreams of starting her own family. Operating a silk loom at the Atlanta Exposition will give her the...

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Phantoms  by Christian Kiefer

Phantoms

Christian Kiefer

Book

"Torn apart by war and bigotry, two families confront long-buried secrets in this haunting American novel of World War II and Vietnam. In the panoramic tradition of Charles Frazier's fiction, Phantoms is a fierce saga of American culpability. A Vietnam...

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Fled  by Meg Keneally

Fled

Meg Keneally

Book

"Jenny Trelawney is no ordinary thief. Forced by poverty to live in the forest, she becomes a successful highwaywoman - until her luck runs out. Transported to Australia, Jenny must tackle new challenges and growing responsibilities. And when famine...

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When we left Cuba  by Chanel Cleeton

When we left Cuba

Chanel Cleeton

Book

"Beautiful. Daring. Deadly. The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez--her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz...

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Grievous  by H. S. Cross

Grievous

H. S. Cross

Book

"St. Stephen's Academy, Yorkshire, 1931. A world unto itself, populated by boys reveling in life's first big mistakes and men still learning how to live with the consequences of their own. They live a cloistered life, exotic to modern eyes, founded u...

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The confessions of Frannie Langton  by Sara Collins

The confessions of Frannie Langton

Sara Collins

Book

"They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done? 1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Frannie ...

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