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The good people by Hannah Kent

The good people

Hannah Kent

Audio CD

In 1825, in a remote Irish valley lying between the mountains and Flesk river of Killarney, three women are brought together by strange and troubling events. Nora Leahy, a widow, has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened...

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The wooden king by Thomas McConnell

The wooden king

Thomas McConnell

eAudiobook

Czechoslovakia, 1939. Snow is falling over the city when the Nazis invade. Before the ice on the roads has a chance to melt, everything has changed for the country-and for Viktor Trn.It isn't obvious at first. The day-to-day realities of occupation take...

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Total War by David Gibbins

Total War

David Gibbins

eBook

Karthago, 146 vor Christus Dies ist die Geschichte des Zenturios Fabius Petronius Secundus und dessen Aufstieg zur Macht. Von seiner ersten Schlacht gegen die Mazedonier, die das Schicksal Alexanders des Grossen besiegelte, bis hin zum grossen Krieg ...

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A Sister's Duty by June Francis

A Sister's Duty

June Francis

eBook

She will do what it takes, for the sake of the children...Rosie Kilshaw is only fifteen when her mother Violet is killed in a tragic accident, but as the oldest of her siblings, she vows to keep her family together, no matter what the sacrifice.But as...

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Valhalla wolf by Constantine De Bohon

Valhalla wolf

Constantine De Bohon

eBook

Have you ever wished your knight in shining armor would ride in from the mist under a cloak of protected shield and save you' Vicki had wished for the same thing ... but her knight turned into a massive, gorgeous, Viking warrior, wielding a sword of ...

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Eureka run  by Bruce Venables

Eureka run

Bruce Venables

Book

"London 1852- Following a disastrous duel, John Farrington has lost everything - his army commission, his reputation, and the love of his life. When he becomes the target of a powerful, vengeful family he is forced to run, boarding a ship bound for A...

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Mrs Whistler  by Matthew Plampin

Mrs Whistler

Matthew Plampin

Book

"1876. On the wet cobbled streets of Chelsea, London harassed artist Jimmy Whistler argues with his client. The argument: that Mr Whistler's two peacocks that now adorn Mr Leyland's dining room, are to one man a disgrace and to the other, a masterpiece....

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Estoril  by Dejan Tiago-Stanković

Estoril

Dejan Tiago-Stanković

Book

"Set in a luxurious grand hotel just outside Lisbon, at the height of the Second World War, this is a poignant novel about exile, divided loyalties, fear and survival. The hotel's guests include spies, fallen kings, refugees from the Balkans, Nazis, ...

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Blood of the devil by W. Michael Farmer

Blood of the devil

W. Michael Farmer

Large Print

"With the Army occupation ended Yellow Boy, Juanita, their new baby daughter, and his Mescalero band return to the reservation. Better days come with the arrival of a strong but fair Indian agent, W.H.H. Llewellyn, who the Mescaleros call "Tata Crooked...

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Love's ransom by Gwen Kirkwood

Love's ransom

Gwen Kirkwood

eAudiobook

17th century Scotland. A young Border Reiver is preparing to raid a town along the Anglo-Scottish border. But after he is deceived by his band of raiders, he is wounded and left to pay the penalty for his trespassing. Upon receiving the news of her b...

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Jane Seymour  by Alison Weir

Jane Seymour

Alison Weir

Book

"25-year-old Jane Seymour wants nothing more than to become a nun. But her ambitious father has forced her to live at court as lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon, a fellow-Catholic whom she soon comes to love and admire. So Jane is appalled...

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As bright as heaven by Susan Meissner

As bright as heaven

Susan Meissner

Large Print

"From the darkest hours rises life in all its glory ... From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Bridge Across the Ocean comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story of a family...

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The driest season by Meghan Kenny

The driest season

Meghan Kenny

Large Print

As her Wisconsin community endures a long season of drought and feels the shockwaves of World War II, fifteen-year-old Cielle endures a more personal calamity: the unexpected death of her father. On a balmy summer afternoon, she finds him hanging in ...

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The October horse by Colleen McCullough

The October horse

Colleen McCullough

eBook

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License to quill by Jacopo (Historian) Della Quercia

License to quill

Jacopo (Historian) Della Quercia

eBook

"License to Quill is a page-turning James Bond-esque spy thriller starring William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe during history's real life Gunpowder Plot. The story follows the fascinating golden age of English espionage, the tumultuous cold w...

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Grayfox by Michael R. Phillips

Grayfox

Michael R. Phillips

eBook

A companion reader to the Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister. The untold story of Zack Hollister, his journey to manhood, and how he got a new name.

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Flying Jenny by Theasa Tuohy

Flying Jenny

Theasa Tuohy

eBook

Jenny Flynn defies the odds and conventions in her pursuit of the sky. She attracts the attention of Laura Bailey, a brash reporter crashing through her own glass ceiling at a New York City newspaper. Laura chases the pilot's story on a barnstorming ...

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Book of colours by Robyn Cadwallader

Book of colours

Robyn Cadwallader

eBook

From Robyn Cadwallader, author of the internationally acclaimed novel The Anchoress, comes a deeply profound and moving novel of the importance of creativity and the power of connection, told through the story of the commissioning of a gorgeously dec...

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Ambulance girls under fire by Deborah Burrows

Ambulance girls under fire

Deborah Burrows

eBook

"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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Jilliand by Clare Gutierrez

Jilliand

Clare Gutierrez

eBook

"Bruised, bloody, and barely dressed, she knew it was over. She had no doubt the Vikings would search for her if she tried to run--especially now, with their companion lying dead. It would be dark soon, and she had no idea where she could go or hide....

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Outlaw kingdom by Matt Braun

Outlaw kingdom

Matt Braun

eAudiobook

Seeking his fortune in the Oklahoma Land Rush, Bill Tilghman mistakenly believes his days as a lawman and the law are behind him. In the wake of those seeking opportunity ride the outlaw gangs who ruthlessly prey upon the citizens of the young Oklaho...

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The poppy war by R. F. (Rebecca F.) Kuang

The poppy war

R. F. (Rebecca F.) Kuang

eAudiobook

A brilliantly imaginative talent makes her exciting debut with this epic historical military fantasy, inspired by the bloody history of China's twentieth century and filled with treachery and magic, in the tradition of Ken Liu's Grace of Kings and N....

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The way of beauty  by Camille Di Maio

The way of beauty

Camille Di Maio

Book

"Hearts and dreams evolve in the shadow of the once-magnificent Penn Station. Vera Keller, the daughter of German immigrants in turn-of-the century New York City, finds her life upended when the man she loves becomes engaged to another woman. But An...

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The librarians  by Salley Vickers

The librarians

Salley Vickers

Book

"Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole, a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job as a children's librarian. But the apparently pleasant town is not all it seems. Sylvia falls in love with an older man -...

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The melody of the soul by Liz Tolsma

The melody of the soul

Liz Tolsma

Large Print

"By 1943, Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian living in Prague, has lost everything, including her career as a concert violinist and almost her entire family. The only person she has left is her beloved grandmother, and she's determined to keep her safe. ...

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Impossible saints by Clarissa Harwood

Impossible saints

Clarissa Harwood

Large Print

"Synopsis: Escaping the constraints of life as a village schoolmistress, Lilia Brooke bursts into London and into Paul Harris's orderly life, shattering his belief that women are gentle creatures who need protection. Lilia wants to change women's lives...

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The Magdalen girls  by V. S. Alexander

The Magdalen girls

V. S. Alexander

Book

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Beneath a prairie moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Beneath a prairie moon

Kim Vogel Sawyer

Large Print

Readers rabid for the sweet historical romances of Tracie Peterson and Tamara Alexander will flock to best-selling author Kim Vogel Sawyer's prairie-set heartwarmer of high society cast-off and the western town that welcomes her. Abigail Brantley grew...

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This scorched earth by W. Michael Gear

This scorched earth

W. Michael Gear

Large Print

The American Civil War tore at the very roots of our nation and destroyed most of a generation. To truly understand the madness and despair of such a horrendous conflict one needs to pick a moment. Or see that war through one family's eyes. In rural ...

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Keep the home fires burning  by Simon Block

Keep the home fires burning

Simon Block

Book

"In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect the Home Front. When an enemy plane crashes in the village, every one of their lives will change forever... Return to Great Paxford or join us for your very first visit....

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The making of Martin Sparrow  by Peter Cochrane

The making of Martin Sparrow

Peter Cochrane

Book

"Colonies are built on dreams, but some dreams threaten ruin. Set against the awe-inspiring immensity of the hinterland west of the Hawkesbury River, this epic of chance and endurance is an immersion into another time, a masterpiece of language and a...

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The spirit photographer  by Jon Michael Varese

The spirit photographer

Jon Michael Varese

Book

"Boston, 1870. Photographer Edward Moody runs a booming business capturing the images of the spirits of the departed in his portraits. He lures grieving widows and mourning mothers into his studio with promises of catching the ghosts of their deceased...

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Shadow child  by Rahna R. Rizzuto

Shadow child

Rahna R. Rizzuto

Book

"Twin sisters Hana and Kei grew up in a tiny Hawaiian town in the 1950s and 1960s, so close they shared the same nickname. Raised in dreamlike isolation by their loving but unstable mother, they were fatherless, mixed-race, and utterly inseparable, devoted...

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The Dutch wife  by Ellen Keith

The Dutch wife

Ellen Keith

Book

"Amsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration camps in Germany....

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The Cornish dressmaker  by Nicola Pryce

The Cornish dressmaker

Nicola Pryce

Book

"Cornwall, 1796. Seamstress Elowyn Liddicot's family believe they've secured the perfect future for her, in the arms of Nathan Cardew. But then one evening, Elowyn helps to rescue a dying man from the sea, and everything changes. William Cotterell, wild...

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White rose Black Forest  by Eoin Dempsey

White rose Black Forest

Eoin Dempsey

Book

"December 1943. In the years before the rise of Hitler, the Gerber family's summer cottage was filled with laughter. Now, as deep drifts of snow blanket the Black Forest, German dissenter Franka Gerber is alone and hopeless. Fervor and brutality have...

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Girls of the Great War  by Freda Lightfoot

Girls of the Great War

Freda Lightfoot

Book

"Cecily Hanson longs to live life on her own terms - to leave the shadow of her overbearing mother and marry her childhood sweetheart once he returns from the Great War. But when her fiancé is lost at sea, this future is shattered. Looking for meaning...

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The opal dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale

The opal dragonfly

Julian Leatherdale

Audio CD

Miss Isobel Clara Macleod, youngest of the seven children of Major Sir Angus Hutton Macleod, Surveyor-General of the colony of New South Wales, had the singular misfortune to know that at seven o'clock that morning her father was going to die. September,...

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Ten bells street  by Mary Collins

Ten bells street

Mary Collins

Book

"The East End of London, 1930. Work is scarce, food is in short supply and there is political unrest on the streets. But in the face of all this hardship, there's always friendship. Becky, Bernie and Rose - three best friends from very different backgrounds...

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The wooden king  by Thomas McConnell

The wooden king

Thomas McConnell

Book

"Czechoslovakia, 1939: Snow is falling over the city when the Nazis invade. Before the ice on the roads has a chance to melt, everything has changed for the country--and for Viktor Trn. It isn't obvious at first. The day-to-day realities of occupation...

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The mercy seat  by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop

The mercy seat

Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop

Book

"A complex portrait of a small town in Louisiana in 1943, as seen in the twelve hours before a black teenager's execution for the alleged rape of a white woman."--Provided by publisher.

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House of gold  by Natasha Solomons

House of gold

Natasha Solomons

Book

"The Goldbaums' influence reaches across Europe. They are the confidants and bankers of governments and emperors. Little happens in Europe without their say-so and even less without their knowledge. But Greta Goldbaum has no say at all in who she'll ...

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Love on the waterways  by Milly Adams

Love on the waterways

Milly Adams

Book

"March 1944, West London: it’s been five months since Verity Clement fled home for a life on Britain’s canals and she could never have imagined how tough it would get. Yet hauling cargo between London and Birmingham is far easier to face than the tur...

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The soldier's home  by George Costigan

The soldier's home

George Costigan

Book

"The war is over and his home was built... but a home is just a set of empty rooms without people and love. After surviving the devastation, secrets, lies and tragedies of a community under German occupation, can people now rekindle their lives, and ...

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If   by Magsie Hamilton-Little

If

Magsie Hamilton-Little

Book

"In the heady summer of 1913 two musicians meet and fall in love without any inking of the tumultuous events that are about to turn their world upside down. With the declaration of war, their romantic idyll is shattered and Edward is sent to fight in...

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Book of colours  by Robyn Cadwallader

Book of colours

Robyn Cadwallader

Book

"London, 1321: in a small shop in Paternoster Row, three people are drawn together around the creation of a magnificent book, an illuminated manuscript of prayers, a book of hours. Even though the commission seems to answer the aspirations of each one...

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A place to call home by Tania Anne Crosse

A place to call home

Tania Anne Crosse

Large Print

The heart-warming sequel to 'Nobody's Girl'. Thrown together by tragic circumstances some years previously, Meg and Clarrie's hard-won friendship has eventually brought some sense of peace to both their lives. But how long can it last? With war on the...

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The munitions girls by Rosie Archer

The munitions girls

Rosie Archer

Audio CD

1943, Gosport, Hampshire. Pixie Saunders is 19 and employed in the local armaments factory. The work is dangerous and the hours long, but in the evenings the girls take off their overalls and go to the pub or, better still, go dancing. Pixie meets Am...

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The burning chambers  by Kate Mosse

The burning chambers

Kate Mosse

Book

"Carcassonne 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father's bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE. But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message,...

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An orphan's war  by Molly Green

An orphan's war

Molly Green

Book

"Liverpool, 1940. When her childhood sweetheart Johnny is killed in action, Maxine Grey loses more than her husband – she loses her best friend. Desperate to make a difference in this awful war, Maxine takes a nursing job at London’s St Thomas’s hospital....

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The restless sea by Vanessa de Haan

The restless sea

Vanessa de Haan

eBook

A story of the turbulent years of the Second World War. Three lives collide in a way that only the war makes possible... Jack, a child of the Blitz, has fled the law to become a seaman in the Merchant Navy. The frozen world of the Russian Arctic convoys...

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A breath of hope by Lauraine Snelling

A breath of hope

Lauraine Snelling

eBook

Nilda Carlson has been trying to save enough money to go to America for months, so when a letter from Einar and Gerd Strand arrives, offering to pay her ticket, she jumps at the chance. Her younger brother Ivar accompanies her, and they can't wait to...

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After the storm by Margaret Graham

After the storm

Margaret Graham

eAudiobook

Born into hardship in a Northumbrian mining village, Annie Manon needs all her strength to survive the bleak years following the First World War. As her family fractures around her, she longs to make something of her life. Through hard work and deter...

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The spirit photographer by Jon Michael Varese

The spirit photographer

Jon Michael Varese

eAudiobook

Boston, 1870. Photographer Edward Moody runs a booming business capturing the images of the spirits of the departed in his portraits. He lures grieving widows and mourning mothers into his studio with promises of catching the ghosts of their deceased...

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The orphans of Halfpenny Street by Cathy Sharp

The orphans of Halfpenny Street

Cathy Sharp

eBook

Call the Midwife meets Dr Barnardo's in this gritty drama that will appeal to fans of Nadine Dorries and Kitty Neale. When there is nowhere else to turn, St Saviour's will give them hope... It's 1948 and London's East End is still a bombed-out landsc...

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The mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

The mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Imogen Hermes Gowar

eBook

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Love and ruin  by Paula McLain

Love and ruin

Paula McLain

Book

"In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's the adventure she's been looking...

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The judge hunter  by Christopher Buckley

The judge hunter

Christopher Buckley

Book

"London, 1664. Twenty years after the English revolution, the monarchy has been restored and Charles II sits on the throne. The men who conspired to kill his father are either dead or disappeared. Baltasar 'Balty' St. Michel is twenty-four and has no...

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Together forever  by Jody Hedlund

Together forever

Jody Hedlund

Book

"Marianne Neumann takes a job as a placing agent with the Children's Aid Society in hopes of finding her younger sister. In 1858 New York she finds it's not always easy to offer children a better life. Former schoolteacher Andrew Brady suffers from a...

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The girls in the picture by Melanie Benjamin

The girls in the picture

Melanie Benjamin

Large Print

"A novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends--screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford"--

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Root, petal, thorn by Ella Joy Olsen

Root, petal, thorn

Ella Joy Olsen

eBook

"In this beautifully written and powerful debut novel, Ella Joy Olsen traces the stories of five fascinating women who inhabit the same historic home over the course of a century--braided stories of love, heartbreak and courage connect the women, even...

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Miss Mary's daughter  by Diney Costeloe

Miss Mary's daughter

Diney Costeloe

Book

"After her mother's death, twenty-year-old Sophie Ross is left orphaned in London. With no money and little chance of an income, she tries to get work as a governess to avoid destitution. Now alone in the world, she only has the company of her erstwh...

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Orhan's inheritance by Aline Ohanesian

Orhan's inheritance

Aline Ohanesian

eAudiobook

When Orhan's brilliant and eccentric grandfather - a man who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs - is found dead, submerged in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather's will raises more questions than answers. Kemal...

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A cruel necessity by L. C. Tyler

A cruel necessity

L. C. Tyler

eAudiobook

The theatres are padlocked. Christmas has been cancelled. It is 1657, and the unloved English Republic is eight years old. Though Cromwell's joyless grip on power appears immovable, many still look to Charles Stuart's dissolute and threadbare court-i...

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The road home by Rose Tremain

The road home

Rose Tremain

eAudiobook

Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain, seeking work. But Lev has an outsider's vision of the place we call home. Lev begins with no job, little money, and few words of English. He has only his memories, his hopes, and a certain skill prepa...

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Map of the stars by Catherine Law

Map of the stars

Catherine Law

eAudiobook

Love and duty, codes and spies - a tear-jerking wartime saga. Kent, 1939. Eliza is to be married to Nicholas, her companion since she was a child. But when the pair are involved in a car crash, Eliza is rescued by a stranger, Lewis Harper, whose stunning...

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An orphan's courage  by Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) author. Sharp

An orphan's courage

Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) author....

Book

"St Saviours children's home in London's East End has provided a safe refuge for local children for decades and Sister Beatrice and her team are as busy as ever. New staff member Jinny is glad to escape the lewd advances of her drunken and slovenly m...

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West  by Carys Davies

West

Carys Davies

Book

"When widower John Cyrus Bellman learns of colossal animal bones found in Kentucky, he leaves his daughter on their Pennsylvania farm and heads west in search of the unknown animals.“--Provided by publisher

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Her hidden life  by V. S. Alexander

Her hidden life

V. S. Alexander

Book

"A forbidden love. A deadly secret. In early 1943, Magda Ritter's parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs. Young German women are expected to do their duty - working for the Reich or marrying to produce...

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The Madonna of the mountains  by Elise Valmorbida

The Madonna of the mountains

Elise Valmorbida

Book

"Maria Vittoria is twenty-five when her father brings home the man who will become her husband. It is 1923 in the austere Italian mountain village where her family has lived for generations, and the man she sees is tall and handsome and has survived the...

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Between earth and sky  by Amanda Skenandore

Between earth and sky

Amanda Skenandore

Book

"Philadelphia, 1906. A federal agent is dead, and the murder suspect is Alma Mitchell's childhood friend, Harry Muskrat. Harry - then called Asku - was the most promising student at Stover School in Wisconsin, the 'savage-taming' boarding school run by...

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Death of an empire by M. K. Hume

Death of an empire

M. K. Hume

Audio CD

Merlin's epic quest continues as he journeys in search of his father. Myrddion Emrys of Segontium is the product of a brutal rape, but when King Vortigern hints at his father's identity, Myrddion embarks on a journey to Constantinople. It is a voyage...

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Reckless hearts by Melanie Benjamin

Reckless hearts

Melanie Benjamin

eAudiobook

Melanie Benjamin introduces readers to the lavish, heady world of her novel The Swans of Fifth Avenue with this exclusive ebook short story! In this enchanting prequel, New York society and Hollywood royalty collide during the doomed and decadent life...

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The hunted by Matthew P. Mayo

The hunted

Matthew P. Mayo

eAudiobook

DEAD MAN WALKING Big Charlie Chilton knows better than to lose his temper, but when a loudmouth threatens to expose his long-buried secrets, he can't help but teach the man a lesson about being quiet. Unfortunately, it turns out the man was about to make...

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The mark of the king by Jocelyn Green

The mark of the king

Jocelyn Green

eAudiobook

After being unjustly imprisoned for the death of her client, midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the French colony of Louisiana in 1720. She marries a fellow convict in order to sail, but when tragedy strikes--and a myste...

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Lord John and the plague of zombies by Diana Gabaldon

Lord John and the plague of zombies

Diana Gabaldon

Audio CD

Lord John Grey, a lieutenant-colonel in His Majesty's army, arrives in Jamaica with orders to quash a slave rebellion brewing in the mountains. But a much deadlier threat lies close at hand. The governor of the island is being menaced by zombies, according...

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The Juliet code  by Christine Wells

The Juliet code

Christine Wells

Book

"1947. The war is over, but Juliet Barnard is hiding a secret. While her family believed she was helping the war effort from the safety of England, in truth Juliet was a trained wireless operator, dropped behind enemy lines in Paris to spy on the Germans....

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Mad blood stirring  by Simon Mayo

Mad blood stirring

Simon Mayo

Book

"In 1815, after Great Britain and the United States have declared peace in the so-called Second American War of Independence, a group of captured US sailors are delivered to the legendary Dartmoor Prison, a godforsaken spot in the far reaches of Devon,...

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Mill town girl  by Audrey Reimann

Mill town girl

Audrey Reimann

Book

"Caroline Shrigley runs the Temperance Hotel alone, bringing up her younger sister Jane after the tragic death of their parents. The only man she ever loved was killed in the Great War and Carrie is beginning to think her life will be nothing but work,...

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The competition by Donna Russo Morin

The competition

Donna Russo Morin

eBook

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The Yid by Paul Goldberg

The Yid

Paul Goldberg

eBook

"Moscow, February 1953. A week before Stalin's death, his final pogrom, "one that would forever rid the Motherland of the vermin, " is in full swing. Three government goons arrive in the middle of the night to arrest Solomon Shimonovich Levinson, an actor...

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Bride of a distant isle by Sandra Byrd

Bride of a distant isle

Sandra Byrd

eBook

A romance set in Victorian England, "Bride of A Distant Isle "is the story of Annabel Ashton, who fights to save her family home and her mother's honor while trying to figure out if the man she loves wants her or just wants to use her to achieve his ...

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Undisturbed Peace by Mary Glickman

Undisturbed Peace

Mary Glickman

eBook

A Jewish immigrant, a Cherokee woman, and a black slave find love, friendship, and redemption in the midst of the tragedy of the Trail of Tears Abrahan Bento Sassaporta Naggar has traveled to America from the filthy, Jew-hating streets of East London...

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The cloister by James Carroll

The cloister

James Carroll

eBook

A priest and a Holocaust survivor find their perspectives and senses of identity reshaped by their shared investigation into the classic romance between discredited religious scholar Peter Abelard and his intellectual paramour, Héloïse.

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Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe

Madeline Miller

eBook

"Circe is not powerful like her father Helios, nor viciously alluring like her mother Perse. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power-- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters...

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The black silk purse by Margaret Kaine

The black silk purse

Margaret Kaine

eBook

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Playthings by Alex Pheby

Playthings

Alex Pheby

eBook

A portrayal of one of Daniel Paul Schreber's bouts of mental illness, his frustrations, his traumatic memories, and delusions and hopes.

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Between earth and sky by Amanda Skenandore

Between earth and sky

Amanda Skenandore

eBook

"On a quiet Philadelphia morning in 1906, a newspaper headline catapults Alma Mitchell back to her past. A federal agent is dead, and the murder suspect is Alma's childhood friend, Harry Muskrat. Harry--or Asku, as Alma knew him--was the most promising...

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This I know by Eldonna Edwards

This I know

Eldonna Edwards

eBook

While trying to deal with her depressed mother and her pious father in a small Midwest town in the 1960s, eleven-year-old Grace struggles with inherited psychic powers that her aunt calls "The Knowing."

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