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Fools and mortals by Bernard Cornwell

Fools and mortals

Bernard Cornwell

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In the heart of Elizabethan England, Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William. But he is a penniless actor, making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful...

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Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

Golden Hill

Francis Spufford

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New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746. One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat arrives at a countinghouse door on Golden Hill Street: this is Mr. Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined...

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Out of the ashes by Tracie Peterson

Out of the ashes

Tracie Peterson

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After the death of their father, Collette and Jean-Michel Langelier are no longer tied to post-war France. While his sister dreams of adventure, Jean-Michel is hoping to finally escape reminders of the horrors he faced in the war. When Jean-Michel receives...

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Displaced by Stephen Abarbanell

Displaced

Stephen Abarbanell

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It is 1946, and the full horrors of the previous six years are slowly coming to light. But in Jerusalem, Elias Lind can't accept that his brother Raphael really did die in a concentration camp. Unable to search for him himself, he persuades a young member...

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The hidden light of northern fires by Daren Wang

The hidden light of northern fires

Daren Wang

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"Rooted in the history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line, Daren Wang's The Hidden Light of Northern Fires tells a story of redemption amidst a war that tore families and the country apart. Mary Willis has always been an outcast,...

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The wardrobe mistress by Meghan. author. Masterson

The wardrobe mistress

Meghan. author. Masterson

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At sixteen, Giselle Aubry is one of Marie Antoinette's newest undertirewomen, and in awe of the glamorous queen and her opulent palace life. A budding designer, it's a dream come true to work with the beautiful fabrics and jewels in the queen's wardrobe....

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Munich by Robert Harris

Munich

Robert Harris

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"Set over four days against the backdrop of the Munich Conference of September 1938, this story follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s. Guy Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in...

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An uncommon woman by Nicole Alexander

An uncommon woman

Nicole Alexander

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"It's 1929, and the world is changing. Cars are no longer the privilege of the rich. Hemlines are rising. Movies are talking. And more and more women are entering the workforce. For Edwina Baker, however, life on her family's farm in Western Queensland...

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The French perfumer by Amanda Hampson

The French perfumer

Amanda Hampson

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"'Shorthand typist required by English speaker in the South of France. Live-in, full board plus salary commensurate with experience.' Iris Turner, an unworldly young Englishwoman, arrives in the French Riviera to take up a secretarial role for the mysterious...

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Enchantress of numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini

Enchantress of numbers

Jennifer Chiaverini

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"The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician...

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Edith & Oliver by Michèle Forbes

Edith & Oliver

Michèle Forbes

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Edith was born into a different world. But her rebellious nature brought her to the seedy glamour of the music hall, where she plays the piano by night. Oliver is an illusionist of moderate repute. But he is a man of ambition. He wants to tour the world,...

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The revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch

The revolution of Marina M.

Janet Fitch

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"From the mega-bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young woman. St. Petersburg, New Year's Day, 1916: Marina Makarova is as old as the century....

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Chance encounters by Rosie Harris

Chance encounters

Rosie Harris

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"A chance meeting in Liverpool will change Megan Lloyd's life in ways she could never have imagined ... August, 1942. 21-year-old Megan Lloyd is determined to do her bit for the war effort - and a chance encounter with an American army officer in Liverpool...

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Where treasure hides by Johnnie Alexander

Where treasure hides

Johnnie Alexander

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"Working in her family's renowned art gallery, artist Alison Schuyler is determined to avoid the curse that has followed the Schuyler clan. She's certain that true love will lead to tragedy -- until a chance meeting at Waterloo station brings Ian Devlin...

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The ladies of Ivy Cottage by Julie Klassen

The ladies of Ivy Cottage

Julie Klassen

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"In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold. Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. When the village...

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Mr. Dickens and his carol by Samantha Silva

Mr. Dickens and his carol

Samantha Silva

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"When his newest book is an utter flop, Charles Dickens' publishers offer an ultimatum: either he writes a Christmas book in a month, or they will call in his debts, and he could lose everything. On one of his long walks, he meets a young woman who might...

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Beyond the wild river by Sarah Maine

Beyond the wild river

Sarah Maine

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"A highly atmospheric and suspenseful historical novel, set in the 1890s about a Scottish heiress who unexpectedly encounters her childhood friend in North America, five years after he disappeared from her family's estate the night of a double murder...

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Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander

Christmas at Carnton

Tamera Alexander

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"Amid war and the fading dream of the Confederacy, a wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas--and of sacrificial love. Set against the backdrop and history of the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee."--

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After Anatevka by Alexandra Silber

After Anatevka

Alexandra Silber

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"A sweeping historical novel in the grand tradition of Russian literature that imagines what happens to the characters of Fiddler on the Roof after the curtain falls."--

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The woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford

The woman on the Orient Express

Lindsay Jayne Ashford

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"Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey."--

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The midwives of Raglan Road by Jenny Holmes

The midwives of Raglan Road

Jenny Holmes

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Summer, 1936. Newly trained midwife Hazel Price returns to the Yorkshire streets of her childhood, only to find that her modern methods and 'stuck-up' ways bring her into conflict with her family and other formidable residents of Raglan Road. Determined...

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Nobody's girl by Tania Anne Crosse

Nobody's girl

Tania Anne Crosse

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The boom years immediately after the Great War bring nothing but happiness for wealthy industrialist Wigmore Stratfield-Whyte and his wife Clarissa - until tragedy robs them of their greatest treasure. Many years later, a horrific fatal accident brings...

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The blacksmith's wife by Anne Doughty

The blacksmith's wife

Anne Doughty

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County Armagh, 1845. Married to the local blacksmith, young Sarah Hamilton spends her days looking after John and his apprentices at the forge. Her happiness is intensified by the steady love of her husband and the beautiful green landscape of her home...

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The shipbuilder's daughter by Emma Fraser

The shipbuilder's daughter

Emma Fraser

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Glasgow, 1928. Margaret lost both of her brothers in the Great War and is now the last remaining child of wealthy and powerful shipyard owner William Bannatyne. Without a male heir to carry on the family business, William expects his daughter to marry...

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The dead woman of Deptford by Ann Granger

The dead woman of Deptford

Ann Granger

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On a cold November night in a Deptford yard, dock worker Harry Parker stumbles upon the body of a dead woman. Inspector Ben Ross is summoned from Scotland Yard to this insalubrious part of town, but no witness to the murder of this well-dressed, middle-aged...

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The translation of love by Lynne Kutsukake

The translation of love

Lynne Kutsukake

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1946: Thirteen-year-old Aya Shimamura is released from a Canadian internment camp and repatriated with her father to Tokyo, now occupied by the Americans. Aya's status at school as the 'repat girl' makes her a social pariah, until her seatmate - a fierce,...

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Never let go by Gloria Cook

Never let go

Gloria Cook

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"Trouble is brewing in the Cornish village of Nanviscoe, and this time it might be too much even for kindly widow Dorrie Resterick to solve . . . Dorrie Resterick has enough to worry about without the arrival of Stella Grey and her family in the village...

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Woman enters left by Jessica Brockmole

Woman enters left

Jessica Brockmole

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1926. Two friends, Ethel Wild and Florrie Daniels, embark on a cross-country adventure in Florrie's Model T. They are heading west each with an important destination: Florrie is moving to Hollywood to become a screenwriter, while Ethel is trying to catch...

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In their mother's footsteps by Mary Wood

In their mother's footsteps

Mary Wood

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Two girls. One horrendous war. The chance to unite a family... Edith and Ada run a home for unmarried mothers in London's East End. Edith, a doctor, offers free medical help to the poor. Edith was separated from her twin girls Elka and Ania years before....

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The Mersey daughter by Annie Groves

The Mersey daughter

Annie Groves

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When her good-for-nothing husband runs off with his fancy woman, Rita Kennedy is left at the mercy of Empire Street's gossips. The one thing that keeps her going is knowing her children are safely evacuated - that and the loving letters she receives from...

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Monday's child by Linda Finlay

Monday's child

Linda Finlay

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A little girl is found abandoned on a beach one chilly Monday in October, alone apart from the body of her mother, cold beside her. Rendered silent by her traumatic experience, she is named Monday by the woman who discovers her and takes her to the Red...

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The girls of Ennismore by Patricia Falvey

The girls of Ennismore

Patricia Falvey

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Ireland, 1900. Two girls meet. They are from vastly different worlds, but will be united in friendship through loves, losses and wars. It's the early years of the twentieth century, and Victoria Bell and Rosie Killeen are best friends. Growing up in rural...

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The day will come by Beryl Matthews

The day will come

Beryl Matthews

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London, 1940. The war is raging across Europe and twenty-three-year-old Grace is devastated by the loss of her husband at Dunkirk after only a year of marriage. Her secretary job at a law firm keeps her mind from dwelling on her sorrow but when her boss...

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When my ship comes  in by Sue Wilsher

When my ship comes in

Sue Wilsher

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Essex, 1959. Flo earns her money as a scrubber, cleaning the cruise ships and dreaming of a day when she might sail away from her life in the Dwellings, the squalid tenements of Tilbury docks. The Blundell family is evicted from home and Fred, Flo's husband,...

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The it girls by Karen (Karen S.) Harper

The it girls

Karen (Karen S.) Harper

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Promoting themselves from genteel poverty to fame, two beautiful sisters, one a daring fashion designer and the other a writer of scandalous novels, become each other's most staunch supporter and harshest critic in the face of misunderstandings and c...

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A column of fire by Ken Follett

A column of fire

Ken Follett

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"Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship,...

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I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott

I, Eliza Hamilton

Susan Holloway Scott

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"Daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schuyler was captivated by Alexander Hamilton, a charismatic, ambitious aide to George Washington. They marry and despite the tumult of the American Revolution, Eliza is confident in her brilliant husband and...

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The button box by Dilly Court

The button box

Dilly Court

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Clara held onto the precious button, glimmering like a jewel in the dark alleyways of London's notorious Seven Dials. She needed to save her family but who was going to save her? There was a time when the Carter sisters' father was their hero. Now he's...

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Eden gardens by T. Louise Brown

Eden gardens

T. Louise Brown

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Calcutta, the 1940s. In a ramshackle house, streets away from the colonial mansions of the British, live Maisy, her Mam and their ayah, Pushpa. Whiskey-fuelled and poverty-stricken, Mam entertains officers in the night - a disgrace to British India. All...

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Liverpool sisters by Lyn Andrews

Liverpool sisters

Lyn Andrews

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It is 1907. Liverpool is a bustling and busy city. Sisters Livvie and Amy Goodwin are just sixteen and thirteen years old when their adored mother dies in childbirth. They are still missing their mum every day when their father Thomas announces that he...

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The factory girls by Rosie Archer

The factory girls

Rosie Archer

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Autumn, 1944. Doodlebugs are the latest threat to war-battered southern England. At the munitions factory, Em Earle is about to suffer a threat from much nearer home: local crook Samuel Golden is back and up to his old tricks, trying to find ways to exploit...

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Evie's victory by Kitty Danton

Evie's victory

Kitty Danton

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As a new year begins and the world is at war, Evie Yeo is turning over a new leaf. Her nearest and dearest in the little Devon village of Lymbridge, the war effort for the boys on the front, and her class of infant pupils will be getting all of her attention...

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Birdcage walk by Helen Dunmore

Birdcage walk

Helen Dunmore

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It is 1792, and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence. Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer...

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The fatal tree by Jake Arnott

The fatal tree

Jake Arnott

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London, the 1720s. Welcome to 'Romeville', the underworld of that great city. The financial crash caused by the South Sea Bubble sees the rise of Jonathan Wild, self-styled 'Thief-taker General' who purports to keep the peace while brutally controlling...

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Aurore by Graham Hurley

Aurore

Graham Hurley

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Aurore connects Billy Angell, an RAF wireless operator selected for a covert mission to occupied France, with Helene Lafosse, a French woman keeping unusual company in her small family chateau in the depths of the Touraine. Helene has begun an affair...

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The life she was given by Ellen Marie Wiseman

The life she was given

Ellen Marie Wiseman

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"In 1931, Lilly Blackwood was sold to the circus. More than two decades later, nineteen-year-old Julia Blackwood inherits her parents' estate and returns home hoping to erase painful memories of strict rules and forbidden rooms. Instead, she becomes immersed...

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The library of light and shadow by M. J. Rose

The library of light and shadow

M. J. Rose

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"A talented young artist flees New York for Paris after one of her scandalous drawings reveals a dark secret--and triggers a terrible tragedy. She questions everything and everyone she loves the most in an effort to accept them as the gifts they are and...

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The one true love of Alice-Ann by Eva Marie Everson

The one true love of Alice-Ann

Eva Marie Everson

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Living in rural Georgia in 1941, sixteen-year-old Alice-Ann has her heart set on her brother's twenty-one-year-old friend Mack. Alice-Ann knows she can make Mack see her for the woman she'll become. But when they receive news of the attack on Pearl Harbor...

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The Christmas blessing by Melody Carlson

The Christmas blessing

Melody Carlson

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When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby's father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant's paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don't...

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Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach

Jennifer Egan

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Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her...

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The vineyard by María Dueñas

The vineyard

María Dueñas

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Mauro Larrea's fortune, the result of years of hardship and toil, comes crashing down on the heels of a calamitous event. Swamped by debt and uncertainty, he gambles the last of his money in a daring play that wins him an abandoned house and a vineyard...

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The promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman

The promise of Breeze Hill

Pam Hillman

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Connor O'Shea indentures himself as a carpenter in exchange for his brothers' passage from Ireland. When he's sold to Isabella Bartholomew of Breeze Hill Plantation, Connor vows not to repeat past mistakes with the lovely lady. The responsibility for...

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Where we belong by Lynn N. Austin

Where we belong

Lynn N. Austin

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In Chicago in 1890, rules and expectations for women are strict, their roles in life limited. But sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are not typical Victorian ladies. Their love of adventure and their desire to use their God-given talents have delivered...

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The boat runner by Devin Murphy

The boat runner

Devin Murphy

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Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and...

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The shipyard girls by Nancy Revell

The shipyard girls

Nancy Revell

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Sunderland, 1940. Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts. During the...

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Sisters at war by Milly Adams

Sisters at war

Milly Adams

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Bryony and Hannah are sisters, but they couldn't be more different, and war has brought even more of a rift between them. Hannah is young and headstrong. No one will stop her from doing what she wants, and she wants to stay in Jersey. But Bryony is happiest...

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Tell me it's not true by Ken McCoy

Tell me it's not true

Ken McCoy

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1914. Mining engineer Tommy Birch goes off to war, leaving his new wife Rita behind in Pontefract. On the front line, Tommy is reported as missing, presumed deceased. But Tommy isn't dead. Found behind enemy lines, wearing only a pair of boots stolen...

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On starlit seas by Sara Sheridan

On starlit seas

Sara Sheridan

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Celebrated writer and historian Maria Graham must make the treacherous voyage from Brazil to London to deliver her latest book to her publisher. Having come to terms with the loss of her beloved husband, Maria now has renewed hope for the future. For...

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Ambulance girls by Deborah Burrows

Ambulance girls

Deborah Burrows

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As death and destruction fall from the skies day after day in the London Blitz, Australian ambulance driver, Lily Brennan, confronts the horror with bravery, intelligence, common sense and humour. Lily begins to suspect that someone at her Ambulance Station...

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Midnight blue by Simone van der Vlugt

Midnight blue

Simone van der Vlugt

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1654: Following the death of her young husband, Catrin Barentsdochter takes a job as a housekeeper in Amsterdam. The city is flourishing; and as she assists her mistress with painting lessons, she dreams of developing her own skill as an artist. But when...

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The good people by Hannah Kent

The good people

Hannah Kent

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The fires on the hills smouldered orange as the women left, pockets charged with ashes to guard them from the night. Watching them fade into the grey fall of snow, Nance thought she could hear Maggie's voice. A whisper in the dark. "Some folk are born...

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The other Alcott by Elise Hooper

The other Alcott

Elise Hooper

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A tale inspired by the life of Louisa May Alcott's youngest sister finds young May longing to study art outside of the confines of her Concord home before turning down a marriage proposal and pursuing an identity in contrast to the spoiled and worldly...

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The lost history of stars by Dave Boling

The lost history of stars

Dave Boling

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In turn-of-the-century South Africa, fourteen-year-old Lettie, her younger brother, and her mother are Dutch Afrikaner settlers who have been taken from their farm by British soldiers and are being held in a concentration camp. It is early in the Boer...

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Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh

Becoming Bonnie

Jenni L. Walsh

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The summer of 1927 might be the height of the Roaring Twenties, but Bonnelyn Parker is more likely to belt out a church hymn than sling drinks at an illicit juice joint. She's a sharp girl with plans to overcome her family's poverty, provide for herself,...

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Egypt's sister by Angela Elwell Hunt

Egypt's sister

Angela Elwell Hunt

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Five decades before the birth of Christ, Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria's royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava vows to be a faithful friend no matter what. But after she and Cleopatra...

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Naomi's hope by Jan Drexler

Naomi's hope

Jan Drexler

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Despite growing pains in her 1846 Amish community in Indiana, Naomi Schrock has settled into a comfortable life in her parents' home with her adopted son, Davey. Surrounded by family and friends, she tries not to think about the fact that she's not at...

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The ninth hour by Alice McDermott

The ninth hour

Alice McDermott

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On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove--to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife--"that the hours of his life belong to himself...

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The Spark girl by Fiona Ford

The Spark girl

Fiona Ford

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A knock on the door early one morning wouldn't normally be cause for concern but it is 1941, Britain is at war, and Kitty Williams' fiance Joe is far from home fighting Hitler with the Navy. As Kitty's heart is shattered into pieces hearing the news she...

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The world of tomorrow by Brendan Mathews

The world of tomorrow

Brendan Mathews

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Fleeing Ireland for New York City after stealing a small fortune from the IRA, three brothers immerse themselves in the cultural and political tensions of 1939, only to find their lives falling apart when they are tracked down by a hired assassin.

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The vengeance of mothers by Jim Fergus

The vengeance of mothers

Jim Fergus

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9 March 1876. My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed, all our possessions burned, our friends butchered by the soldiers, our baby...

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The song of the stork by Stephan Collishaw

The song of the stork

Stephan Collishaw

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As the Second World War burns through Europe, a fifteen-year-old Jewish girl is on the run in the Polish countryside, having narrowly escaped the German soldiers. Now Yael is alone, with only the memory of her brother Josef - fighting with the Red Army...

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

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In eighteenth-century Ghana, two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages. Effia is eventually married to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to her, Esi is imprisoned beneath...

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The book of Aron by Jim Shepard

The book of Aron

Jim Shepard

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"My mother and father named me Aron, but my farher said they should have name me 'what have you done', and my uncle told everyone they should have called me 'what were you thinking' ..." Aron is a nine-year-old Polish Jew, and a born troublemaker. Then,...

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The code girls by Daisy Styles

The code girls

Daisy Styles

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It's 1941 and the country has been turned upside down. For the aristocratic Walsingham family this means their grand home is taken over by the Army. Ava and Maudie are at Walsingham Hall to become code girls and break German encryptions. So being sent...

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Snowflakes in the wind by Rita Bradshaw

Snowflakes in the wind

Rita Bradshaw

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It's Christmas Eve 1920 when nine-year-old Abby Kirby's family is ripped apart by a terrible tragedy. Abby takes her younger brother and runs away to the tough existence of the Border farming community. Years pass. Abby becomes a beautiful young woman...

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A Nightingale Christmas carol by Donna Douglas

A Nightingale Christmas carol

Donna Douglas

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All that Dora Riley wants is her husband home safe for Christmas... The Nightingale Hospital, London, 1944: With her husband Nick away fighting, Dora struggles to keep the home fires burning and is put in charge of a ward full of German prisoners of...

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An orphan's Christmas by Katie Flynn

An orphan's Christmas

Katie Flynn

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Liverpool, 1936. Molly Penelope Hardwick has been abandoned in Haisborough Orphanage. Desperate to discover her background, she befriends another orphan, Lenny Smith. Together they sneak out to roam the city of Liverpool, and hatch plans for their escape....

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With you always by Jody Hedlund

With you always

Jody Hedlund

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"One of the many immigrants struggling to survive in 1850s New York, Elise Neumann knows she must take action to care for her younger sisters. She finds a glimmer of hope when the New York Children's Aid Society starts sending skilled workers to burgeoning...

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Cherished Mercy by Tracie Peterson

Cherished Mercy

Tracie Peterson

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"The Inspiring Conclusion to Tracie Peterson's Heart of the Frontier Series Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart's cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately,...

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Goddess of fire by Bharti Kirchner

Goddess of fire

Bharti Kirchner

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Moorti--widowed at just 17 and about to be burned on her husband's funeral pyre--is saved from the fire by a mysterious Englishman. Taken to safety and given employment by her saviour Job Charnock, Moorti, renamed Maria, must embrace her new life amongst...

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Bread of angels by Tessa Afshar

Bread of angels

Tessa Afshar

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Purple. The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men. One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship. And along the way, she changes the world.

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The silk weaver by Liz Trenow

The silk weaver

Liz Trenow

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Anna Buttterfield moves from her Suffolk country home to her uncle's house in London, to be introduced to society. A chance encounter with a local silk weaver, French immigrant Henri, throws her from her privileged upbringing to the darker, dangerous...

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A foolish virgin by Ida Simons

A foolish virgin

Ida Simons

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It is the middle of the roaring 20's, and Gittel is living The Hague with her parents, whose blazing rows are the traditional preserve of Sundays and public holidays. What luck, then, that Gittel is Jewish, and must submit to 'the double helping of public...

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The last Tudor by Philippa Gregory

The last Tudor

Philippa Gregory

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Three sisters. A family of secrets -- and tragedy. Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Crowned instead of the dead king's half-sister Mary Tudor, who mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London, and sent her...

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The baker's secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

The baker's secret

Stephen P. Kiernan

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After her kind mentor is arrested because of his Jewish heritage, a young baker's apprentice in Normandy engages in discreet resistance activities, baking contraband loaves of bread for the hungry using surplus ingredients taken from occupying forces...

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See what I have done by Sarah Schmidt

See what I have done

Sarah Schmidt

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When her father and stepmother are found brutally murdered on a summer morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden -- thirty-two years old and still living at home -- immediately becomes a suspect. But after a notorious trial, she is found innocent, and no one is...

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Always in my heart by Freda Lightfoot

Always in my heart

Freda Lightfoot

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After being held in a camp during the war, Brenda Stuart returns to her late husband's stately home in the Pennines, to be reunited with her young son. A factory-worker's daughter from Manchester, Brenda doesn't belong in such wealthy surroundings - which...

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The docklands girls by June Tate

The docklands girls

June Tate

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Spring, 1944. Working on an aeroplane production line, Hildy believes she is doing her part for the war effort. But troubles at home with her overly-protective mother, make it harder for her to find happiness. Meanwhile, Cora is still reeling from the...

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The land of my dreams by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The land of my dreams

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

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It is 1916 and the Hunters, their friends and their servants are settling down to the business of war. As conscription reaches into every household, Britain turns out men and shells in industrial numbers. Bobby, the second Hunter son, gains his wings...

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Farewell to Burracombe by Lilian Harry

Farewell to Burracombe

Lilian Harry

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The day that Hilary and David have been waiting for has finally arrived and as the church bells ring out for the arrival of the bride, everyone's fingers are crossed for the day to go without a hitch. There's more love in the air as planning continues...

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Windy city blues by Renée Rosen

Windy city blues

Renée Rosen

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"In 1960s Chicago, Leeba Groski doesn't exactly fit in. But her love of music is not lost on her neighbor, Leonard Chess, who offers her a job at his new record company. What starts as answering phones and filing becomes more than Leeba ever dreamed of....

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A lady unrivaled by Roseanna M. White

A lady unrivaled

Roseanna M. White

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All her life everyone has tried to protect Lady Ella Myerston, but she well knows the danger that haunts her brother and their friend, and she won't wait for it to strike again. Lord Cayton has broken two hearts, and he's determined to live a better life....

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Wings of the wind by Connilyn Cossette

Wings of the wind

Connilyn Cossette

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Motherless and raised alongside her brothers, Alanah, a Canaanite, is no stranger to fighting. When her father and brothers are killed in battle with the Hebrews, she disguises herself and sneaks onto the battlefield to avenge her family. The one thing...

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The wedding girls by Kate Thompson

The wedding girls

Kate Thompson

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If a wedding marks the first day of the rest of your life, then the story starts with the dress. It's 1936 and the streets of London's East End are grimy and brutal, but in one corner of Bethnal Green it is forever Hollywood. Herbie Taylor's photography...

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House of names by Colm Tóibín

House of names

Colm Tóibín

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Since her husband King Agamemnon left ancient Mycenae to sail with his army for Troy, Clytemnestra rules along with her lover Aegisthus. Together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return. Clytemnestra reveals how her husband deceived...

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Stolen beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese

Stolen beauty

Laurie Lico Albanese

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In the dazzling glitter of 1903 Vienna, Adele Bloch-Bauer -- young, beautiful, brilliant, and Jewish -- meets painter Gustav Klimt. Wealthy in everything but freedom, Adele embraces Klimt's renegade genius as the two awaken to the erotic possibilities...

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Where the light falls by Allison Pataki

Where the light falls

Allison Pataki

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Three years after the storming of the Bastille, the monarchy of King Louis and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled and a new nation, for the people, is rising up. Jean-Luc, a young lawyer, moves his wife, Marie, and their infant son from their comfortable...

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Beloved hope by Tracie Peterson

Beloved hope

Tracie Peterson

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Hope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but at terrible personal cost. Safe now in Oregon City, she lives with her sisters, Grace and Mercy, and Grace's new husband, Alex. As she spends her days tending their flock of sheep, Hope's...

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