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.
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Blood of the devil by W. Michael Farmer

Blood of the devil

W. Michael Farmer

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"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

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"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

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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

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"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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Esther

Norah Lofts

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

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White houses by Amy Bloom

White houses

Amy Bloom

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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

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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

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"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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A daring escape by Tricia Goyer

A daring escape

Tricia Goyer

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Danger Closes In. Can the Children be Rescued? As the threat of World War II looms on the horizon, American Amity Mitchell is living a comfortable life abroad as a tutor in England. Life changes when an urgent telegram arrives from her brother, Andre...

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We were strangers once by Betsy Carter

We were strangers once

Betsy Carter

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"On the eve of World War II Egon Schneider--a gallant and successful Jewish doctor, son of two world-famous naturalists--escapes Germany to an uncertain future across the sea. Settling into the unfamiliar rhythms of upper Manhattan, he finds solace among...

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The girls of Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke

The girls of Mulberry Lane

Rosie Clarke

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Maureen Jackson is a prisoner of her father's blackmail. Three years ago, she'd been hoping to marry Rory, the man of her dreams. However after her mother's death Maureen was left to care and work for the overbearing father who claimed he couldn't ma...

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Loving Luther by Allison Pittman

Loving Luther

Allison Pittman

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"An historical novel about Katharina von Bora, a young woman who walked away from the convent where she was raised and finds a relationship with God and a marriage to Martin Luther, the reformer whose writings first led her to faith"--

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Ziegfeld girls  by Sarah Barthel

Ziegfeld girls

Sarah Barthel

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"Set against a glittering background of vintage glamour, famous figures, and high-stakes of 1914 New York City, Ziegfeld Girls is a novel of two extraordinary women--one black and one white--seizing their own fates in a pivotal era of racism and obse...

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The last suppers by Mandy Mikulencak

The last suppers

Mandy Mikulencak

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"Set in 1950s Louisiana, the story of an unforgettable woman whose quest to provide meals for death row prisoners leads her into the secrets of her own past"--

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The road to bittersweet by Donna Everhart

The road to bittersweet

Donna Everhart

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"Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, a young woman reckons not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence to wisdom as jealousy and betrayal threaten to accomplish what hardship never could--divide...

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Secrets of Cavendon by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Secrets of Cavendon

Barbara Taylor Bradford

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"In the summer of 1949, a new generation is at the forefront of scandal and intrigue at Cavendon Hall. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together...

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In places hidden by Tracie Peterson

In places hidden

Tracie Peterson

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1905. Caleb Coulter, a lawyer, went missing three months ago. His sister, Camrianne, heads to San Francisco to find him. She meets Judith and Kenzie, who also have mysteries to solve in the booming West Coast city. Camri's search leads her deep into ...

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The buttonmaker's daughter by Merryn Allingham

The buttonmaker's daughter

Merryn Allingham

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May, 1914. Nestled in Sussex, the Summerhayes mansion seems the perfect country idyll. But with a long-running feud in the Summers family and tensions in Europe deepening, Summerhayes' peaceful days are numbered. For Elizabeth Summer, the lazy quiet of...

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An East End girl by Maggie Ford

An East End girl

Maggie Ford

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Cissy Farmer longs to escape her life in London's Docklands where times are hard and money is tight. And when she meets the debonair Langley Makepeace, her dream seems within reach. But the price of belonging in Langley's brittle, sophisticated world...

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The maid's courage by Rosie Goodwin

The maid's courage

Rosie Goodwin

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Devastated by the death of their mother, their two brothers and their sister, and with their father imprisoned for murder, Ginny and her little brother Charlie lose the only home they've ever known. Charlie is only eight and has a weak chest. He is taken...

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Shipyard girls at war by Nancy Revell

Shipyard girls at war

Nancy Revell

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1941: it takes strength to work on the docks, but the war demands all hands on deck and the women are doing their best to fill the gap. Rosie is flourishing in her role as head-welder while still keeping her double life a secret. But a dashing detective...

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Tomorrow brings sorrow by Mary Wood

Tomorrow brings sorrow

Mary Wood

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At sixteen, Sarah has her whole life ahead of her. She is busy planning her wedding and will soon be reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Billy. Megan and Jack have finally found stability in their lives. But the threat of Megan's troubled son Billy...

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The amber shadows by Lucy Ribchester

The amber shadows

Lucy Ribchester

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Bletchley Park typist Honey Deschamps spends her days at a Type-X machine in Hut 6, transcribing the decrypted signals from the German Army. Halfway across the world, Hitler's armies are marching into Leningrad, leaving a trail of destruction and pillaging...

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The English wife by Lauren Willig

The English wife

Lauren Willig

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Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he's the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor house in England, they had a fairytale romance in London, they have three-year-old twins on whom they dote, and he'...

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You were there before my eyes by Maria Riva

You were there before my eyes

Maria Riva

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From the chaos of Ellis Island to the melting pot of industrial Detroit, young Jane finds herself navigating not just a new language and country, but a world poised upon the edge of economic and social revolution--and war.

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Winter sisters by Robin Oliveira

Winter sisters

Robin Oliveira

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After an epic snow storm ravages the city of Albany, Dr. Mary Sutter, a former Civil War surgeon, begins a search for two little girls, the daughters of close friends killed by the storm who have vanished without a trace. Mary's mother and niece Elizabeth,...

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Pleasing Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift

Pleasing Mr Pepys

Deborah Swift

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Deb Willet is desperate to escape her domineering aunt and takes a position as companion to Elisabeth Pepys, Samuel's wife. Deb believes it will give her the respectability and freedom she craves - but it proves far more complicated than she could ever...

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Let us be true by Alex Christofi

Let us be true

Alex Christofi

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Paris, 1958. After a chance encounter, Ralf and Elsa begin a love affair that will mark their lives. Both already bear scars from their continent's violent upheavals. The end of the war brought Ralf to Paris, where he feels he can hide from the past....

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The boy with the latchkey by Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) author. Sharp

The boy with the latchkey

Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) author....

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It's the 1950's and the orphans of Halfpenny Street have found a new home in the Essex countryside at Halfpenny House. Meanwhile, back among the slum clearances of Bethnal Green, St Saviour's has now been partially given over to a home for disturbed ...

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The Cottingley secret by Hazel Gaynor

The Cottingley secret

Hazel Gaynor

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1917... It was inexplicable, impossible, but it had to be true--didn't it? When two young cousins, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright from Cottingley, England, claim to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, their parents are astonished....

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Carnegie's maid by Marie Benedict

Carnegie's maid

Marie Benedict

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Clara Kelley is not the experienced Irish maid hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, so Clara is pretending to be her...

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Daughters of courage by Margaret Dickinson

Daughters of courage

Margaret Dickinson

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Emily Ryan has gone up in the world since her arrival in Sheffield. She had found work as a buffer girl polishing cutlery for the city's famous trade and with the help of a friend, Nell, Emily eventually set up her own buffing business employing people...

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Helen's tomorrow by Shirley Heaton

Helen's tomorrow

Shirley Heaton

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Helen, daughter of middle-class mill owners, defies her mother when she marries 'beneath her'. And when tragedy strikes she is left widowed and penniless with two young daughters to support. Determined not to accept charity from her remorseful, guilt...

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A rose in Flanders fields by Terri Nixon

A rose in Flanders fields

Terri Nixon

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1917. Driving an ambulance through the mud in Flanders, aristocrat Evie Creswell is a long way from home. At Oaklands Manor she was expected to look pretty and make a good marriage. But with the arrival of World War One everything changed. Evie shunned...

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The cardinal's man by M. G. Sinclair

The cardinal's man

M. G. Sinclair

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France, 1600s: The Thirty Years War has spread across Europe, alliances are stretched to breaking point, and enemies advance on every side. And while Louis XIII sits on the throne, the real power lies with the notorious Cardinal Richelieu. Now, with....

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Seven stones to stand or fall by Diana Gabaldon

Seven stones to stand or fall

Diana Gabaldon

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"A magnificent collection of short fiction--including two never-before-published novellas--featuring Jamie Fraser, Lord John Grey, Master Raymond, and many more, all extending the story of Outlander in thrilling new directions "The Custom of the Army"...

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The stolen marriage by Diane Chamberlain

The stolen marriage

Diane Chamberlain

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In 1944, 23-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina. Hickory is a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World...

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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 my...

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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 mat...

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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 Liv...

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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, midd...

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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 fi...

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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 ...

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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 b...

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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 ...

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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.....

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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 fr...

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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 ...

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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 a...

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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 ...

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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 h...

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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 ...

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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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