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  • Author:
    Wiggs, Susan
    Summary:

    Indentured bondsman Ashton Markham was forced to wed wealthy Tory Bethany Winslow to escape the gallows. Bethany had loved Ashton from childhood, but never imagined that her bold ruse would result in their marriage. Surely such a marriage of convenience was doomed. But she would match his defiant bravery, challenge his pride-and claim her place in his fiery heart forever.

  • Author:
    Belfrage, Anna
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    Matthew and Alex Graham go to the West Indies to find a young man neither of them knows but who faces imminent death on a sugar plantation, condemned to slavery for treason. The journey is hazardous and along the way Alex comes face-to-face with a most disturbing ghost from her previous life, a man she would much have preferred never to have met.

  • Author:
    Gaynor, Hazel
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    China, December 1941. Having left an unhappy life in England for a teaching post at a missionary school in northern China, Elspeth Kent is now anxious to return home to help the war effort. But as she prepares to leave China, a terrible twist of fate determines a different path for Elspeth, and those in her charge.

  • Author:
    Cleeton, Chanel
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    The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge. As the Cold War swells, Beatriz is caught between the clash of Cuban American politics and the perils of a forbidden affair with a powerful man driven by ambitions of his own.

  • Author:
    Hoyt, Elizabeth
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    Gideon Hawthorne is ready to quit the Duke of Windemere's service and strike out on his own. That is, until the duke makes an irresistible offer: perform one last task and receive Messalina Greycourt's hand in marriage.

  • Author:
    Jensen, Carsten
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    In 1848, Danish sailors set sail to fight Germans. Not all return, and those who do will never be the same, including daredevil Laurids Madsen, who escapes again to the seas. Here also is the story of a Danish town, whose inhabitants sailed the world for a over a hundred years.

  • Author:
    Starritt, Alexander
    Summary:

    This novel offers a new point of entry to examine one of the greatest evils ever to face humanity. In his years fighting the Russians and attempting afterward to survive the Gulag, Meissner recounts a life lived in perseverance and atonement. Wracked with guilt and shame, both for himself and for Germany, the grandfather explains his dark rationale, exults in the courage of others, and blurs the boundaries of right and wrong.

  • Author:
    Chase, Loretta Lynda
    Summary:

    Lethally charming Simon Blair, Marquess of Lisburne, has reluctantly returned to London for one reason only: a family obligation. Still, he might make time for the seduction of a certain redheaded dressmaker.

  • Author:
    Quick, Barbara
    Summary:

    Fourteen-year-old Anna Maria dal Violin is one of the orphan musicians of the Ospedale della Pietà, where Antonio Vivaldi is resident priest and composer. Extraordinary musical talent, determination, and not-always-trustworthy friends allow Anna Maria to discover Venice in all its danger and glory, from the palaces of the elite to the impoverished alleyways of the Jewish ghetto.

  • Author:
    Davis, Kathryn
    Summary:

    A fictionalized account of the life of Marie Antoinette follows her through such challenges as her early marriage to the future King Louis XVI, struggles with the expectations of her station, painful palace betrayals and politics, and interactions with such figures as Mirabeau, Du Barry, and Robespierre.

  • Author:
    Atkinson, Kate
    Summary:

    Ten years after she was recruited as a spy, Juliet Armstrong presumes the events of those years are in the past. But a different war is being fought now, and she finds herself once more under threat.

  • Author:
    Winspear, Jacqueline
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    Spring 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as "the Bore War," Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a government contract. At the same time, a boy Maisie knows and loves goes missing too.

  • Author:
    Belfrage, Anna
    Summary:

    While Matthew struggles to come to terms with the fact that Scotland of 1688 bears little resemblance to his lovingly conserved memories, Alex is forced to confront unresolved issues from her past, including her overly curious brother-in-law, Luke Graham. And then there's the further complication of the dashing, flamboyant Viscount Dundee, a man who knocks Alex completely off her feet.

  • Author:
    Fukuda, Andrew
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    For fans of The Librarian Of Auschwitz , This Light Between Us is a powerfully affecting story of World War II about the unlikeliest of pen pals—a Japanese American boy and a French Jewish girl—as they fight to maintain hope in a time of war. "I remember visiting Manzanar and standing in the windswept plains where over ten thousand internees were once imprisoned, their voices cut off. I remember how much I wanted to write a story that did right by them. Hopefully this book delivers."— Andrew Fukuda In 1935, ten-year-old Alex Maki from Bainbridge Island, Washington is disgusted when he's forced to become pen pals with Charlie Lévy of Paris, France—a girl . He thought she was a boy. In spite of Alex's reluctance, their letters continue to fly across the Atlantic—and along with them, the shared hopes and dreams of friendship. Until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the growing Nazi persecution of Jews force them to confront the darkest aspects of human nature. From the desolation of an internment camp on the plains of Manzanar to the horrors of Auschwitz and the devastation of European battlefields, the only thing they can hold onto are the memories of their letters. But nothing can dispel the light between them.

  • Author:
    Hesse, Monica
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    A tour de force historical mystery from Monica Hesse, the bestselling and award-winning author of Girl in the Blue Coat. Germany, 1945 . The soldiers who liberated the Gross-Rosen concentration camp said the war was over, but nothing feels over to eighteen-year-old Zofia Lederman. Her body has barely begun to heal; her mind feels broken. And her life is completely shattered: Three years ago, she and her younger brother, Abek, were the only members of their family to be sent to the right, away from the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Everyone else—her parents, her grandmother, radiant Aunt Maja—they went left. Zofia's last words to her brother were a promise: Abek to Zofia, A to Z. When I find you again, we will fill our alphabet. Now her journey to fulfill that vow takes her through Poland and Germany, and into a displaced persons camp where everyone she meets is trying to piece together a future from a painful past: Miriam, desperately searching for the twin she was separated from after they survived medical experimentation. Breine, a former heiress, who now longs only for a simple wedding with her new fiancé. And Josef, who guards his past behind a wall of secrets, and is beautiful and strange and magnetic all at once.But the deeper Zofia digs, the more impossible her search seems. How can she find one boy in a sea of the missing? In the rubble of a broken continent, Zofia must delve into a mystery whose answers could break her—or help her rebuild her world.

  • Author:
    Giovinazzo, Diana
    Summary:

    Swept into a passionate affair with the idolized mercenary, Anita's life is suddenly consumed by the plight to liberate Southern Brazil from Portugal, a struggle that would cost thousands of lives and span almost ten bloody years. Little did she know that this first taste of revolution would lead her to cross oceans, traverse continents, and alter the course of her entire life, and the world.

  • Author:
    Turnbull, Bryn
    Summary:

    Before Edward, Prince of Wales renounced his throne for American divorcee Wallis Simpson, he loved another: Thelma Morgan Furness, sister to the first Gloria Vanderbilt. This is her story.

  • Author:
    Burrowes, Grace
    Summary:

    Sooner or later, Duke Robert Rothmere's enemies will try to seize his wealth. If Robert is to foil their schemes, he needs to marry a perfectly proper, blessedly boring, deadly dull duchess, immediately. Lady Constance Wentworth has cultivated a reputation for utter forgettability, and she longs to be his demure duchess, but little does he know that to marry her would be utter madness.

  • Author:
    Abercrombie, Joe
    Summary:

    For heroes like Leo dan Brock and Stour Nightfall, only happy with swords drawn, peace is an ordeal to end as soon as possible. But peace is just another kind of battlefield, and it doesn't last forever.

  • Author:
    Sapkowski, Andrzej
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    The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on a disguise. Both sides of the war have sent mercenaries to hunt her down. There is only one place left to run, the tower of the swallow is waiting.

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