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  • Author:
    Belfrage, Anna
    Summary:

    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-...

  • Author:
    Cleeton, Chanel
    Summary:

    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....

  • Author:
    Hoyt, Elizabeth
    Summary:

    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
    Summary:

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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-...

  • Author:
    Sarginson, Saskia
    Summary:

    A sweeping and turbulent drama about the anxieties of postwar Britain, where one strong and inspirational young woman looks to find her place, no matter the cost.

    Sometimes, the truth lies in fiction

    It’s hard to be an...

  • 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....

  • 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:
    Williams, Beatriz
    Summary:

    In this follow-up to The Wicked City, New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams combines past and present in this delicious Jazz Age adventure featuring a saucy redheaded flapper, the square-jawed Prohibition agent who loves...

  • 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...

  • Author:
    Cussler, Clive
    Summary:

    Both a prequel and a sequel to Clive Cussler's first bestselling phenomenon, Raise the Titanic!, the new Isaac Bell novel is a thrilling action-adventure novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. A century apart, Dirk...

  • Author:
    Carner, Talia
    Summary:

    From the author of Jerusalem Maiden comes a remarkable story, inspired by little-known true events, about the thousands of young Jewish women who were trafficked into prostitution at the turn of the 20th century, and whose subjugation...

  • Author:
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan
    Summary:

    As climate change threatens the earth, eight scientists have been selected to live in a prototype of a possible off-earth colony. But as these "Terranauts" face increased scrutiny and a host of disasters, their mantra: "...

  • Author:
    Chung, Catherine
    Summary:

    The first thing I remember being said of me with any consistency was that I was intelligent-and I recognized even then that it was a comment leveled at me with as much disapproval as admiration. Still, I never tried to hide or suppress...

  • Author:
    Hofmann, Jennifer
    Summary:

    On the day the Berlin Wall falls, Stasi officer Bernd Zeiger's betrayal of his onetime friend has come back to haunt Zeiger. Was Lara the naïf she presented herself to be, or did she know more about him than she admitted? As the...

  • Author:
    Manning, Kirsty
    Summary:

    "Kirsty Manning weaves together little-known threads of World War II history, family secrets, the past and the present into a page-turning, beautiful novel."- Heather Morris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The...

  • Author:
    Grames, Juliet
    Summary:

    For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella's childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents-moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns...

  • Author:
    Camilleri, Andrea
    Summary:

    Lawyer and journalist Matteo Teresi discovers the existence of a secret sect which initiates devout virgins into the rites of married life, preying on their naivete while promising them divine grace.

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