Auckland Libraries: Large print historical fiction new titles

Large print historical fiction new titles

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Browse our collection of the latest historical fiction in large print. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.
Not our kind by Kitty Zeldis

Not our kind

Kitty Zeldis

"One rainy morning in June, two years after the end of World War II, a minor traffic accident brings together Eleanor Moskowitz and Patricia Bellamy. Their encounter seems fated: Eleanor, a teacher and recent Vassar graduate, needs a job. Patricia's ...

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The glass ocean by Beatriz Williams

The glass ocean

Beatriz Williams

"May 2013: Author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Breaking a promise to her mother, she opens her great-grandfather's chest from the RMS Lusitania, sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change...

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The mercy seat by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop

The mercy seat

Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop

"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 -- 1943. Eighteen year old Willie Jones sits in his cell in New Iberia awaiting his execution...

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Daughter of a daughter of a queen by Sarah Bird

Daughter of a daughter of a queen

Sarah Bird

"Though born into bondage on a 'miserable tobacco farm' in Little Dixie, Missouri, Cathy Williams was never allowed to consider herself a slave. According to her mother, she was a captive, bound by her noble warrior blood to escape the enemy. Her means...

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River to redemption by Ann H. Gabhart

River to redemption

Ann H. Gabhart

"Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis in Springfield, Kentucky. Twelve years later, nineteen-year-old Adria is determined to find a way to buy Louis's freedom. But in 1840s Kentucky, she'll face an...

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The Knight banneret by Richard Woodman

The Knight banneret

Richard Woodman

"William Marshal was born in a time of civil war. In a time of bloodshed and honour. As a boy he is used as a pawn, during the conflict between Stephen and Matilda. But as a young man he trains as a knight. Marshal learns his trade in England and Nor...

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Circe by Madeline Miller


Madeline Miller

"In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, ...

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The allotment girls by Kate Thompson

The allotment girls

Kate Thompson

"During the Second World War, life in the iconic Bryant & May match factory is grimy and tough. Annie, Rose, Pearl and Millie carry on making matches for the British Army, with bombs raining down around them. Inspired by the Dig for Victory campaign,...

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The patchwork bride by Sandra Dallas

The patchwork bride

Sandra Dallas

"When her granddaughter June unexpectedly arrives and announces she's calling off her wedding, Ellen tells her the story of Nell, a Kansas-born woman who goes to the High Plains of New Mexico Territory in 1898 in search of a husband and the impending...

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The Tuscan child by Rhys Bowen

The Tuscan child

Rhys Bowen

"In 1944, a wounded British bomber pilot parachuted into German-occupied Tuscany and found refuge in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. Nearly thirty years later his estranged daughter finds a letter addressed to Sofia and embarks on a journey to Tuscany to ...

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In times gone by by Tracie Peterson

In times gone by

Tracie Peterson

"After getting left at the altar, Kenzie Gifford flees to San Francisco to start her life over, determined never to love again. She's made new friends and has a good job in the office of her cousin's chocolate factory. The only thorn in her side is Dr....

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Ike and Kay by James MacManus

Ike and Kay

James MacManus

"In 1942, Kay Summersby's life changes forever when she's conscripted to drive General Eisenhower on a fact-finding visit to wartime London. They take an immediate liking to each other, and Ike buys Kay a box of chocolates - a wartime luxury. So begins...

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Chariot on the mountain by Jack Ford

Chariot on the mountain

Jack Ford

"Two decades before the Civil War, a middle-class farmer named Samuel Maddox lies on his deathbed. Elsewhere in his Virginia home, a young woman named Kitty knows her life is about to change. She is one of the Maddox family's slaves and Samuel's biol...

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Beneath the apple leaves by Harmony Verna

Beneath the apple leaves

Harmony Verna

"In 1916, Andrew Houghton's family is one of hundreds eking out an existence in the coal mines of southwestern Pennsylvania. Though he longs to be a veterinarian, he's fated for a life underground, picking rock alongside his father. That destiny changes...

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A reckoning by Linda Spalding

A reckoning

Linda Spalding

"A Virginia family must come to terms with their slave-owning past as the Civil War approaches and an abolitionist visits their plantation, throwing it into turmoil before compelling the family to move West."--Publisher's description.

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West by Carys Davies


Carys Davies

"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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A winter love song by Rita Bradshaw

A winter love song

Rita Bradshaw

Bonnie Lindsay is born into a travelling fair community in 1918. When her mother dies just months later, Bonnie's beloved father becomes everything to her. Then at the tender age of ten, disaster strikes. Heartbroken, Bonnie is at the mercy of her em...

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The girl from Pit Lane by Gracie Hart

The girl from Pit Lane

Gracie Hart

Can two young, coal-miner's daughters survive on their own? Tragedy strikes a small Yorkshire mining town when Sarah Wild's husband dies in a terrible accident. Widowed and destitute, Sarah is forced to remarry to save her daughters, Mary-Anne and Eliza,...

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The little angel by Rosie Goodwin

The little angel

Rosie Goodwin

1896, Nuneaton. Left on the doorstep of Treetops Children's Home, young Kitty captures the heart of her guardian, Sunday Branning, who has never been blessed with a child of her own. Kitty brings sunshine and joy wherever she goes. But then she is summoned...

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Winter on the Mersey by Annie Groves

Winter on the Mersey

Annie Groves

Kitty Callaghan is finally coming home and she isn't the same girl they will remember. Like many others, Kitty has seen her fair share of tragedy and instead of thinking about romance, is determined to do her bit for King and country. When Kitty finds...

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The removes by Tatjana Soli

The removes

Tatjana Soli

"Traces the intertwining stories of Civil War hero George Armstrong Custer, his frontierswoman wife Libbie, and fifteen-year-old Anne Cummins, a captive of the Cheyenne after surviving a homestead attack."--Provided by publisher.

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Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. (Amanda-Jane) Pearce

Dear Mrs. Bird

A. J. (Amanda-Jane) Pearce

"London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Cor...

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I'll get by by Janet Woods

I'll get by

Janet Woods

"Meggie Elliot is a young woman of above average intelligence, and on the brink of adulthood. Living with her aunt and uncle in London at the outbreak of World War Two, she's intent on going to university, then pursuing a career in law. She is encouraged...

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A wartime friend by Lizzie Lane

A wartime friend

Lizzie Lane

Leah escapes from a train bound for a death camp, along with a surprising friend, a kind-natured German Shepherd dog. Discovered in France by an RAF pilot, the traumatised Leah wakes to find she's forgotten everything. Fostered by the pilot and Meg, his...

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Penhaligon's pride by Terri Nixon

Penhaligon's pride

Terri Nixon

1910. Anna Garvey and her daughter are still running the Tin Streamer's Arms in Caernoweth, Cornwall, and it finally seems like she has left her tumultuous history behind in Ireland. Meanwhile Freya Penhaligon has blossomed and is now the object of i...

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An uncertain heart by June Tate

An uncertain heart

June Tate

Belgium, 1917. At a military hospital close to the horrors of the front line, Sister Helen Chalmers strives tirelessly to save the many injured soldiers brought in from battle. The hardship of war throws Helen into the arms of the eminent surgeon Cap...

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At long last love by Milly Adams

At long last love

Milly Adams

It's July 1942, and nightclub singer Kate Watson has made a home for herself in bomb-blitzed London. A motley crew of friends has replaced the family she's not spoken to in years. Until one evening Kate's sister, Sarah walks back into her life. Sarah...

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Dance your troubles away by Pamela Evans

Dance your troubles away

Pamela Evans

It is three years since the Second World War claimed the life of Polly's beloved husband George, and not a day goes by without her wishing he was still alive. Polly is grateful that her mother is on hand to look after her daughter Emmie while she works...

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The Madonna of the mountains by Elise Valmorbida

The Madonna of the mountains

Elise Valmorbida

"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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Undiscovered country by Kelly O'Connor McNees

Undiscovered country

Kelly O'Connor McNees

"New York City, 1932. Top reporter Lorena "Hick" Hickok's assignment to cover FDR's campaign and write a feature on his wife, Eleanor, turns her hard-won independent life on its ear. Her work, and a secret entanglement with the new first lady, takes her...

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The Italian party by Christina Lynch

The Italian party

Christina Lynch

"Newly married, Scottie and Michael are seduced by Tuscany's famous beauty. But the secrets they are keeping from each other force them beneath the splendid surface to a more complex view of Italy, America, and each other. When Scottie's Italian teacher...

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Another side of paradise by Sally Koslow

Another side of paradise

Sally Koslow

"In 1937 Hollywood, gossip columnist Sheilah Graham's star is on the rise, while literary wonder boy F. Scott Fitzgerald's career is slowly drowning in booze. Famously married to the doomed Zelda, Fitzgerald fell hard for his shrewd yet softhearted S...

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The wanderers by Tim Pears

The wanderers

Tim Pears

"1912. Leo Sercombe is on a journey. Aged thirteen and banished from the secluded farm of his childhood, he travels through Devon, grazing on berries and sleeping in the woods. Behind him lies the past and before him the West Country, spread out like...

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The room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel

The room on Rue Amélie

Kristin Harmel

"A powerful novel of fate, resistance, and family--by the international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting and When We Meet Again--tells the tale of an American woman, a British RAF pilot, and a young Jewish teenager whose lives intersect...

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Music across the Mersey by Geraldine O'Neill

Music across the Mersey

Geraldine O'Neill

"1940s Dublin: Handsome widower Johnny Cassidy is out of work and lost as to how to look after his four children. Broken-hearted, he's tempted to look for the answer at the bottom of a beer glass, and it takes another calamity for him to realise help...

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The Spark Girl's promise by Fiona (Journalist) author. Ford

The Spark Girl's promise

Fiona (Journalist) author. Ford

"January 1941. Peggy Collins has learned a lot during her time as a Spark Girl. Posted to Swansea, as a driver to the squadron leader, she often hears things she shouldn't and she knows to be discreet, understanding how serious the phrase loose lips sink...

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In dreams forgotten by Tracie Peterson

In dreams forgotten

Tracie Peterson

"1906. Judith Gladstone came to San Francisco after her parents died to find her last living relative, an aunt she has never met. Instead she has fallen head over heels in love with Caleb Coulter, her friend's brother. Caleb has promised to help Judith...

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The which way tree by Elizabeth Crook

The which way tree

Elizabeth Crook

Early one morning in the remote Texas hill country, a panther attacks a family of homesteaders, mauling a young girl and killing her mother, whose final act is to save her daughter's life. Samantha and her half brother, Benjamin, survive, but she is ...

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The summer I met Jack by Michelle Gable

The summer I met Jack

Michelle Gable

"In 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee named Alicia Darr takes a job with the Kennedy family and meets their oldest son, a charismatic congressman named Jack. Their summer fling soon turns into a serious relationship, but the Kennedys have White...

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The magnificent Esme Wells by Adrienne Sharp

The magnificent Esme Wells

Adrienne Sharp

"Esme Silver has always taken care of her charming ne'er-do-well father, Ike, a small-time crook who dreams of making it big with Bugsy Siegel. And she's in awe of her mother, Dina Wells, happy to be the foil who gets the beautiful Dina into meetings...

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Between earth and sky by Amanda Skenandore

Between earth and sky

Amanda Skenandore

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

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A passionate hope by Jill Eileen Smith

A passionate hope

Jill Eileen Smith

"Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle at Shiloh. Greatly disturbed by the priests' corruption, they long for restoration and pray for a deliverer. But years pass and not...

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Orphan sisters by Lola Jaye

Orphan sisters

Lola Jaye

Lana and May are a very long way from home. Their Nigerian parents emigrated to England in search of a better life for the family. London in the 1950s is a great adventure, but not always welcoming. There are signs in windows of lodging houses warning:...

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A mother's sacrifice by Kitty Neale

A mother's sacrifice

Kitty Neale

Glenda Jenkins has been beaten by her husband Harry one too many times - and this time he's put her in a hospital bed. Battered and bruised, Glenda slowly makes her recovery. But she fears what awaits her back at home. Glenda meets kind hospital porter...

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A stranger in Honeyfield by Anna Jacobs

A stranger in Honeyfield

Anna Jacobs

1916: Bella is working as a VAD, driving ambulances in England, when she gets engaged to Philip, on leave from fighting in France. His family strongly disapprove of her, but the two of them are happy together. When the worst happens, Bella must manage...

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Daughters of Penny Lane by Ruth Hamilton

Daughters of Penny Lane

Ruth Hamilton

In 1946, Alice Quigley returns to her childhood home on Penny Lane, having lost three sisters and her house in Bootle to the bombs that fell over Liverpool. Estranged from her husband Dan, who suffered from two strokes triggered during the Blitz, she...

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Song of a captive bird by Jasmin Darznik

Song of a captive bird

Jasmin Darznik

"All through her childhood in Tehran, Forugh Farrokhzad is told that Persian daughters should be quiet and modest. She is taught only to obey, but she always finds ways to rebel, gossiping with her sister among the fragrant roses of her mother's walled...

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There was a time by Frank White

There was a time

Frank White

"A Lincolnshire village on a glorious summer's morning in 1940, the countryside as still as a painting. In the blue sky above, the fate of the whole war will soon rest with the RAF and their desperate effort to win the Battle of Britain. If they fail,...

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The Himalayan summer by T. Louise Brown

The Himalayan summer

T. Louise Brown

Darjeeling, 1933: Ellie knew her husband Francis was a drunk when she married him, but he is the father of her beloved twins, two little angels, and she won't let him wash their innocence away. When she meets the charismatic explorer Hugh, she can't help...

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Until you come home by Ellie Dean

Until you come home

Ellie Dean

It is 1944 and Anne Black is making the best of a new life in Somerset, but bringing up her daughters so far from their father, her mother Peggy and their real home of Cliffehaven isn't easy. The safety of Somerset makes separation bearable, until da...

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Pocketful of dreams by Jean Fullerton

Pocketful of dreams

Jean Fullerton

It's 1939, and the Brogan family of London's East End are ready to show Hitler what for. But things don't seem so rosy when rationing, evacuation and air-raids start to put this larger-than-life family to the test. When a mysterious young man arrives,...

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Half a sixpence by Evie Grace

Half a sixpence

Evie Grace

East Kent, 1830. Catherine Rook takes her peaceful life for granted. Her days are spent at the village school and lending a hand on her family's farm. Life is run by the seasons, and there's little time for worry. But rural unrest begins sweeping through...

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Manchester Moll by Emma Hornby

Manchester Moll

Emma Hornby

Eighteen-year-old Moll Chambers works her fingers to the bone to support her family. With an ailing father and a wayward mother, Moll is the only one who can look after her siblings, Bo and Sissy. But Manchester is an increasingly dangerous place to ...

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Always in my heart by Pam Weaver

Always in my heart

Pam Weaver

1939. When war is declared, thirteen-year-old twins, Shirley and Tom are evacuated to the coastal town of Worthing. Shirley is the bright one of the pair, whereas Tom is sometimes slow to understand the world around him. But Shirley helps him get by and...

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The good pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith

The good pilot Peter Woodhouse

Alexander McCall Smith

"From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and La's Orchestra Saves the World, a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set during World War II, in which a British farm girl, an American pilot, and a German...

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I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

I was Anastasia

Ariel Lawhon

"Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least that...

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Love and ruin by Paula McLain

Love and ruin

Paula McLain

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 for...

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My dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray

My dear Hamilton

Stephanie Dray

Eliza Schuyler Hamilton was a revolutionary woman who struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. Not just the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal, she was also a founding mother who shaped an American legacy...

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje


Michael Ondaatje

In 1945, just after World War II, fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal,...

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Through rushing water by Catherine Richmond

Through rushing water

Catherine Richmond

"In 1876, Sophia signs up with the Board of Foreign Missions after her life plans fall apart. Dreaming of an exotic posting to China, she is sent to the Ponca Indian Agency in Dakota Territory. Teaching the Ponca children brings a joy she has never known...

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The faithful by Juliet West

The faithful

Juliet West

In the village of Aldwick on the Sussex coast, 16-year-old Hazel faces a long, dull summer with just her self-centred mother Francine for company. But then Francine decamps to London with her lover Charles, Oswald Mosley's blackshirts arrive in Aldwick...

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Shelter by Sarah (Lecturer) author. Franklin


Sarah (Lecturer) author. Franklin

It's 1944 and Connie is a trainee 'lumberjill'. She's been transferred from blitzed Coventry to the Forest of Dean to learn the lumberjack trade as one of the women forming the backbone of Britain's war effort. She's nursing a huge secret and running...

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The good doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford

The good doctor of Warsaw

Elisabeth Gifford

Deeply in love and about to marry, students Misha and Sophia flee a Warsaw under Nazi occupation for a chance at freedom. Forced to return to the Warsaw ghetto, they help Misha's mentor, Dr Korczak, care for the 200 children in his orphanage. As Korc...

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Flight of the hawk by W. Michael Gear

Flight of the hawk

W. Michael Gear

Once again, New York Times and internationally best-selling author W. Michael Gear turns his master's hand to the frontier West. In the vein of his best-selling Coyote Summer, Gear now takes us to the 1812 Missouri Fur Trade. An intimate of the Burr....

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Together forever by Jody Hedlund

Together forever

Jody Hedlund

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.

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Dangerous crossing by Rachel Rhys

Dangerous crossing

Rachel Rhys

"1939, Europe on the brink of war. Lily Shepherd leaves England on an ocean liner for Australia, escaping her life of drudgery for new horizons. She is instantly seduced by the world onboard: cocktails, black-tie balls and beautiful sunsets. Suddenly,...

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Judah's wife by Angela Elwell Hunt

Judah's wife

Angela Elwell Hunt

"Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first time in her life Leah believes she can rest easily. But the land is ruled by Antiochus IV, descended from one of Alexander the Great's ge...

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A light on the hill by Connilyn Cossette

A light on the hill

Connilyn Cossette

"Seven years ago, Moriyah was taken captive in Jericho and branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods. Now the Israelites are experiencing peace in their new land, by Moriyah has yet to find her own peace. Because of the shameful mark on her face, she...

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Island of sweet pies and soldiers by Sara Ackerman

Island of sweet pies and soldiers

Sara Ackerman

"Hawaii, 1944. With the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising. Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband....

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The Mayflower bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

The Mayflower bride

Kimberley Woodhouse

"Can a religious separatist and an opportunistic spy make it in the New World? A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. Mary Elizabeth Chapman boards the Speedwell in 1620 as a Separat...

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Jane Seymour, the haunted queen by Alison Weir

Jane Seymour, the haunted queen

Alison Weir

"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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Until we find home by Cathy Gohlke

Until we find home

Cathy Gohlke

"As Hitler marches across Europe, citizens in the bucolic Lake District of England fight a quieter war of their own, taking in child refugees while preparing for the ever-looming threat of Nazi invasion of their peaceful haven"--

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Noir by Christopher Moore


Christopher Moore

"San Francisco. Summer, 1947. An enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy 'Two Toes' Tiffin tends bar. It's love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with...

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Varina by Charles Frazier


Charles Frazier

With her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects a life of security as a Mississippi landowner. He instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed ...

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The gunpowder and glory girls by Rosie Archer

The gunpowder and glory girls

Rosie Archer

The Second World War is drawing to a close, but the munitions girls are still hard at work in the factory. Gladys, who's been promoted to overseer, has been feeling lonely lately. Her friend Em, and Em's daughter Lizzie, have moved away, and a lot of...

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A view across the Mersey by Anne Baker

A view across the Mersey

Anne Baker

Lottie Mortimer has never felt like she belonged. Her mother died shortly after she was born, leaving her father and grandmother to raise the family and, despite their love and support, Lottie can't help wondering if there is something they are not t...

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The guardian angel by Elizabeth Gill

The guardian angel

Elizabeth Gill

Alice Lee, middle-aged and unmarried, is the only volunteer when the minister asks his congregation to help young Zebediah Bailey. Zeb is in prison for a ghastly crime, and the townspeople would rather forget than forgive this local lad who lost his way....

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A child in Burracombe by Lilian Harry

A child in Burracombe

Lilian Harry

Devon, 1943. While the young men are away, everyone in the village of Burracombe knows the war effort needs them too. When the Barton is requisitioned as a children's home for war orphans, all of Burracombe rallies round to welcome their newest arriv...

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The Windfell family secrets by Diane (Romantic fiction writer) Allen

The Windfell family secrets

Diane (Romantic fiction writer) All...

Twenty-one years have passed since Charlotte Booth fought to keep Ferndale Mill and her home at Windfell Manor following her traumatic first marriage. Now happily married to her childhood sweetheart, Archie Atkinson, she seeks only the best for their...

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The taster by V. S. Alexander

The taster

V. S. Alexander

Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined--one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler's dictatorship. In early 1943,...

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Blood of the devil by W. Michael Farmer

Blood of the devil

W. Michael Farmer

"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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As bright as heaven by Susan Meissner

As bright as heaven

Susan Meissner

"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

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 melody of the soul by Liz Tolsma

The melody of the soul

Liz Tolsma

"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

"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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Beneath a prairie moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Beneath a prairie moon

Kim Vogel Sawyer

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

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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A place to call home by Tania Anne Crosse

A place to call home

Tania Anne Crosse

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 girls in the picture by Melanie Benjamin

The girls in the picture

Melanie Benjamin

"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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The life she left behind by Jessica Blair

The life she left behind

Jessica Blair

As a young widow, Glenda McKinley is torn between remaining at her beloved estate in the Scottish Highlands, and following the plans her deceased husband made to go to America. When the family doctor suggests her daughter Caitlin's health would improve...

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Walking back to happiness by June Francis

Walking back to happiness

June Francis

1961. Lucia once dreamed of a man who would love her. She has lost hope because what man would, when she's responsible for so many siblings? Everything changes when Tim Murphy enters Lucia's coffee bar. She knows of Tim's troubled past but she accepts...

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East End angels by Rosie Hendry

East End angels

Rosie Hendry

Strong-willed Winnie loves being part of the crew at Station Seventy-Five but her parents are less than happy. When a tragedy hits too close to home she finds herself wondering if she's cut out for this life after all. Former housemaid Bella was forced...

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Daughter of Dark River Farm by Terri Nixon

Daughter of Dark River Farm

Terri Nixon

1917. Kitty Maitland has found a safe and welcoming home at Dark River Farm, Devon, and is finally beginning on a path to recovery after her terrible ordeal in Flanders... until the arrival of two very different visitors. One, a charming rogue, proves...

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Those were the days by Lynda Page

Those were the days

Lynda Page

There's seldom a dull moment at Jolly's holiday camp in high season, with the campers and staff intent on having the time of their lives. In the middle of winter, however, when the campsite is shut, an eerie silence descends upon the ballroom, the big...

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Esther by Norah Lofts


Norah Lofts

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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White houses by Amy Bloom

White houses

Amy Bloom

The unexpected and forbidden affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok unfolds in a triumph of historical fiction.

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Little Bighorn by John Hough

Little Bighorn

John Hough

As a favor to the beautiful actress Mary Deschenes, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer hires her eighteen-year-old son Allen Winslow as an aide for his 1876 campaign against the Sioux and Cheyenne. Traveling west against his will, Allen finds himself...

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Bachelor girl by Kim van Alkemade

Bachelor girl

Kim van Alkemade

"From the New York Times bestselling author of Orphan #8 comes a fresh and intimate novel about the destructive power of secrets and the redemptive power of love--inspired by the true story of Jacob Ruppert, the millionaire owner of the New York Yankees,...

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