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The Bracelet - Jennie Hansen
As a servant for the wealthy Lady Burton, Georgiana Fenwick is surprised when her mistress's son, Sydney, pursues her. To prove his love, he gives her a stunning bracelet but has a cruel plan for Georgiana and the bracelet. She flees and is helped by...[more]
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet ...[more]
Rocket Boys - Homer H. Hickam
The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir—a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's...[more]
Michael Strogoff - Jules Verne
Michael Strogoff is a courier for the Czar who is sent to deliver a message to the Grand Duke in far off Irkutsk, Siberia, a distance of several thousand miles. He is sent to warn the Grand Duke of the traitor Ivan Ogareff who has joined forces with...[more]
White Smoke - Andrew M. Greeley
The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church have gathered in Rome for the papal election following the death of the incumbent pope. Torn by internal conflict and with many of its members alienated, the Church faces one of the most serious crises in it...[more]
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Jean Valjean spends his life seeking redemption from a minor crime. A story of justice and mercy.
Jane and the Wandering Eye - Stephanie Barron
As Christmas of 1804 approaches, Jane Austen finds herself "insupportably bored with Bath, and the littleness of a town." It is with relief that she accepts a peculiar commission from her Gentleman Rogue, Lord Harold Trowbridge—to shadow his n...[more]
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeete...[more]
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Emmuska Orczy
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a classic play and adventure novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, set during the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution. The story is a precursor to the spy fiction and served as the inspiration for Doctor Syn, Zorro, Ba...[more]
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor - Stephanie Barron
For everyone who loves Jane Austen...a marvelously entertaining new series that turns the incomparable author into an extraordinary sleuth!

On a visit to the estate of her friend, the young and beautiful Isobel Payne, Countess of Scargrave, Ja...[more]
Artemis fowl - Markus Zusak
It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbr...[more]
Burning Road - Ann Benson
From the bestselling author of The Plague Tales comes a spellbinding new novel that sweeps from medieval France to America in the year 2007—interweaving two gripping stories and two extraordinary eras....

In fourteenth-century Fr...[more]
The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
Dan Brown’s new novel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to his #1 international phenomenon, The Da Vinci Code, which was the bestselling hardcover adult novel of all time with 81 million copies in print worldwide, will be published in the ...[more]
Pieces of Sky (Blood Rose Trilogy) - Kaki Warner
2011 RITA Winner for Best First Book

Jessica Thornton is a long way from her native England. An author and milliner, she carries the weight of a scandalous secret-a horrible shame that has brought her to the West on a desperate search...[more]
The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel (Thursday Next Novels (Penguin Books)) - Jasper Fforde
In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literall...[more]
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
The year is 1945 and Claire Beauchamp Randall, a former British combat nurse, is on holiday in Scotland with her husband, looking forward to becoming reacquainted after the war's long separation. Like most practical women, Claire hardly expects her c...[more]
Irish Gold - Andrew M. Greeley
Bestselling novelist Andrew M. Greeley outdoes his previous triumphs with Irish Gold, a contemporary, fresh and exciting novel of suspense and love. Nuala Anne McGrail, a student at Dublin's Trinity College, is beautiful the way a ...[more]
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need fr...[more]

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy) - Ken Follett
Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Tr...[more]
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
"Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but c...[more]
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901: Arizona Territories [THESE IS MY WORDS] -
Helen of Troy - Margaret George
The New York Times bestseller-from Margaret George, author of Mary, Called Magdalene

With her amazing ability to summon the voices of historical characters, Margaret George in Helen of Troy tells the story of the ...[more]
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities examines loyalty, courage, and love through the eyes characters as only Charles Dickens can create them. Published as a weekly serial in 1859, then as a monthly serial and final...[more]
Three Fates - J.D. Robb
When the Lusitania sank, more than one thousand people died. One passenger, however, survived to become a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief but keeping a small silver statue that would become a family heirloom to future generat...[more]
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus - Orson Scott Card
In one of the most powerful and thought-provoking novels of his remarkable career, Orson Scott Card interweaves a compelling portrait of Christopher Columbus with the story of a future scientist who believes she can alter human history from a tragedy...[more]
Walking Up a Rainbow - Theodore Taylor
Orphaned at fourteen, Susan Carlisle is suddenly
the owner of her parents' beautiful Iowa home,
two thousand sheep . . . and a huge debt that puts her
at the mercy of a scoundrel determined to take it
all the away. With barely a moment o...[more]
The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris - Leon Garfield
An experiment to see if a wolf will adopt an abandoned baby turns into a desperate situation for two schoolboys in early nineteenth-century England when the child is recovered by well-meaning passersby.
Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature - Laurel Ann Nattress
Stories by: Lauren Willig � Adriana Trigiani � Jo Beverley � Alexandra Potter � Laurie Viera Rigler � Frank Delaney & Diane Meier � Syrie James ��Stephanie Barron � Amanda Grange � Pamela Ai...[more]
Fort Pillow - Harry Turtledove
In April 1864, the Union garrison at Fort Pillow was comprised of almost six hundred troops, about half of them black. The Confederacy, incensed by what it saw as a crime against nature, sent its fiercest cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest, to...[more]
Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmar...[more]
The Ox-Bow Incident (Modern Library Classics) - Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. First published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and ord...[more]
Most Peculiar Circumstance, A - Jen Turano
Delightful Blend of Love and Laughter
in Turano's Sophomore Novel

Miss Arabella Beckett has one driving passion: to help the downtrodden women of America. Naturally, she supports the women's suffrage movement and eagerly attends rallies a...[more]
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Scribner Classics) - Ernest Hemingway
In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert ...[more]
Lady Macbeth - Lisa Klein
Raised by three strange sisters, Albia has never known the secrets of her parentage. But when Macbeth seeks out the weird sisters to foretell his fate, his life is entangled with his unknown daughter's. When Albia foresees the terrible future, s...[more]
The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett comes this spellbinding epic set in twelfth-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the lives entwined in the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral the world...[more]
The Black Arrow - Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of adventure and romance is set amid the shifting alliances of England's Wars of the roses. A vivid depiction of fifteenth-century conflicts, The Black Arrow is yet timeless in its portrayal of the suffering that war inf...[more]
A Royal Likeness - Christine Trent
As heiress to the famous Laurent Fashion Dolls business, Marguerite Ashby's future seems secure. But France still seethes with violence in the wake of the Revolution. And when Marguerite's husband is killed during a riot, the young widow travels to E...[more]
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel - Michael Scott

Read the first book in the New York Times bestselling The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, perfect for fans of The Maze Runner and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

He holds the secret that can end the world.

West of Sunset - Stewart O'Nan
A �rich, sometimes heartbreaking� (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald�s last years in Hollywood

In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his...[more]

Ophelia - Lisa Klein
In this re-imagining of Shakespeare�s famous tragedy, it is Ophelia who takes center stage. A rowdy, motherless girl, she grows up at Elsinore Castle to become the queen�s most trusted lady-in-waiting.� She catches the attent...[more]
The Miniaturist: A Novel - Jessie Burton

Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam�a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion�a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering with mystery, in the tradition of Emma Donoghue, Sarah Waters, and Sarah Dunant.


James Clavell - James Clavell
This is the fifth James Clavell novel. Although it is a sequel to Noble House, it can be read as a stand alone. It is set in 1979 Iran, during the chaos that followed the expulsion of the Shah. It follows helicopter pilots working for an oil compa...[more]
The Little Book: A Novel - Selden Edwards
Thirty years in the writing, Selden Edwards's dazzling first novel is an irresistible triumph of the imagination. Wheeler Burden-banking heir, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard bas...[more]
The Greek Treasure - Irving Stone
The story of Henry Schielmann and his 17-year old Greek bride Sophia and their archaeological search for the City of Troy.
Wanderlust Creek and Other Stories - Elisabeth Grace Foley
From the author of "The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories" come six more short stories exploring the joys, heartaches and laughter of life against the backdrop of the Old West. In �Single-Handed,� a gunfighter�s courage comes in doubt ...[more]
Lady of the English - Elizabeth Chadwick

One Queen, One Empress, and the Crown the Would Define Them Both

Matilda, daughter of Henry I, knows that there are those who will not accept her as England's queen when her father dies. But the men who support her rival St...[more]

Sarah's Key 1st (first) edition Text Only - Tatiana de Rosnay
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The Greatest Knight: The Unsung Story of the Queen - Elizabeth Chadwick

Royal protector. Loyal servant. Forgotten hero.

A penniless young knight with few prospects, William Marshal is plucked from obscurity when he saves the life of Henry II's formidable queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In gratitu...[more]

Babylon Rising - Tim LaHaye
Tim LaHaye created the Left Behind Series, which has become one of the most popular fiction series of all time. Those novels, with more that 50 million copies sold, presented a unique combination of suspense and substance drawn from his lifelong stud...[more]
Legend of the Mystic Knights (Tales of the Mystic Knights Book 1) - W.A. Rusho
The world has been taken over by evil monsters spawned in hell itself. So powerful is the evil that civilization has been stuck in the medieval times for the last 1,000 years. The only hope for humankind is a page training to be a knight. Is the sim...[more]