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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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Music across the Mersey by Geraldine O'Neill

Music across the Mersey

Geraldine O'Neill

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"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

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"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

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"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

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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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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"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

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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

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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

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

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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

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"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

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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

Shelter

Sarah (Lecturer) author. Franklin

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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

Noir

Christopher Moore

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"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

Varina

Charles Frazier

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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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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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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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