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Stockwin, Julian

Summary: November 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd must sail to Lisbon to aid the Portuguese Royal Family's evacuation in the face of Napoleon's ruthless advance through Iberia. In the chaos of the threatened city an old passion is reawakened when he meets Persephone Lockwood, a beautiful and determined admiral's daughter from his past. But the Royal Family's destination is Brazil, Perspehone's England,...

Publisher / Publication Date: Hodder & Stoughton 2017

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Thomas, Will

Summary: "At the request of Her Majesty's government, private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker agrees to take on his least favorite kind of assignment--he's to provide security for a secret conference with the French government. The conference is to take place on the private estate of Lord Hargrave on a remote island off the coast of Cornwall. The goal of the conference is the negotiation of a new treaty with...

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2016

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Baker, Jo

Summary: From the best selling author of 'Longbourn', comes a stunning new novel that follows an unnamed writer, Samuel Beckett, whose life and extraordinary literary gift are permanently shaped in the forge of war.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Arnaldur Indridason

Summary: "A deeply compassionate story of old crimes and their consequences, The Shadow District is the first in a thrilling new series by internationally bestselling author Arnaldur Indridason. THE PAST In wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled in 'the shadow district', a rough and dangerous area of the city. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the...

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press 2017

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Camden, Elizabeth

Summary: "In 1898, an abandoned mansion overlooking the Hudson River Valley proves a refuge and resource for Sophie van Riijn in her volunteer work for the Weather Bureau until Quentin Vandermark, a long-lost heir of the estate, shows up"--

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2015

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Quick, Amanda

Summary: Calista Langley operates an exclusive "introduction" agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning -- a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her...

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2016

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Harris, Robert

Summary: Guy Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Rikard von Holz is on the staff of the German Foreign Office--and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Guy flies with Chamberlain...

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Random House 2018

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Follett, Ken

Summary: A half-century love affair between a man in service to Elizabeth I and a woman on the opposing side of England's religious divide is challenged by violent ideological power shifts, torn loyalties and the queen's circle of spies.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Raybourn, Deanna

Summary: "Veronica Speedwell returns in a brand new adventure from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries. London, 1887. Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to...

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2017

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Dunant, Sarah.

Summary: Renowned for her bright and disciplined way with Renaissance Italy, New York Times best-selling novelist Dunant again visits the Borgias, to whom she recently paid court in Blood and Beauty. As Cesare ruthlessly seeks to unite all of Italy's city-states under Borgia control, Florence counters by sending one Niccolo Machiavelli to Rome as envoy and Lucrezia learns the family business of...

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2017

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Benedict, Marie

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Summary: The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. Mitza Maric has always been a little different...

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2016

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Kidd, Sue Monk.

Summary: "The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and,...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Colin, Beatrice

Summary: "Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young widow and an engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love. In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Emile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris a moment of pure possibility. But back on firm ground, their vastly different social strata become clear....

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2016

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Grant, Joan

Summary: In Winged Pharaoh, Joan Grant tells the story of Sekeeta, the Pharoah's daughter. The ancient Egyptians reserved the title of "Winged Pharaoh" for ruler-priests who possessed extra-sensory powers. When Sekeeta demonstrates psychic abilities, she is sent to the temple and trained to recall past lives. Upon the death of her father, she becomes a "winged Pharaoh" - both priestess and Pharaoh - and...

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Duckworth 2007

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Wang, Daren

Summary: 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, an abolitionist in a town of bounty hunters and anti-Union farmers. After college, she dreams of exploring the country, but is obligated to...

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press 2017

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Burke, James Lee

Summary: A Texas ranger escapes after a violent encounter with a stolen artifact that has an Austrian arms dealer pursuing him and targeting his estranged son.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Saunders, George

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Summary: February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery....

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Whyte, Jack.

Summary: Jack Whyte has written a lyrical epic, retelling the myths behind the boy who would become the Man Who Would Be King--Arthur Pendragon. He has shown us, as Diana Gabaldon said, "the bone beneath the flesh of legend." In his last book in this series, we witnessed the young king pull the sword from the stone and begin his journey to greatness. Now we reach the tale itself-how the most shining...

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge Books 2005

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Pears, Tim

Summary: "Somerset, 1911. The forces of war are building across Europe, but this pocket of England, where the rhythms of lives are dictated by the seasons and the land, remains untouched. Leo, a talented rider and son of the underkeeper to the head groundskeeper, grows up alongside the master's spirited daughter Charlotte"--

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

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Grant, Richard

Summary: A gripping novel of historical espionage, about an eleventh-hour attempt by members of the German elite to unseat Adolf Hitler, and its endlessly complex consequences.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Raybourn, Deanna

Summary: London, 1887. Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia,...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Shaara, Jeff

Summary: The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting new novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Americans and the Chinese who squared off in one of the deadliest campaigns in the annals of combat: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Egan, Jennifer

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Summary: Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy...

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2017

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Thorland, Donna

Summary: "The acclaimed author of Mistress Firebrand and The Turncoat continues "her own revolution in American historical romance"* with another smart, sexy, swashbuckling novel set during the American Revolution. Manhattan and the Hudson River Valley, 1778. The British control Manhattan, the Rebels hold West Point, and the Dutch patroons reign in feudal splendor over their vast Hudson River Valley...

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2016

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