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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]
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]
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusia...[more]
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusia...[more]
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusia...[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]
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]
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]
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901: Arizona Territories [THESE IS MY WORDS] -
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Edmund Dantes, a handsome young sailor, is arrested on false charges on the eve of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes. He is sentenced to life imprisonment, but eventually escapes and seeks revenge against the three men who were responsible for h...[more]
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Edmund Dantes, a handsome young sailor, is arrested on false charges on the eve of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes. He is sentenced to life imprisonment, but eventually escapes and seeks revenge against the three men who were responsible for h...[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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
Captain Wentworth - Amanda Grange
The retelling of Jane Austen�s novel Persuasion from the point of view of Captain Frederick Wentworth�by the author of Mr. Knightley�s Diary.

During his shore leave from the Navy, Frederick Wentworth falls in love...[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]
Mr. Darcy - Amanda Grange

Monday 9th September
"I left London today and met Bingley at Netherfield Park. I had forgotten what good company he is; always ready to be pleased and always cheerful. After my difficult summer, it is good to be with him again. ..."<...[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]
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein (Apprenticeship of Victor Frnkenstein) - Kenneth Oppel
Bravery, danger, and intense passion. How does obsession begin?

Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures...until the day their adventures...[more]

The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy
In Hardy's The Return of the Native, Eustacia Vye criss-crosses the wild Egdon Heath, eager to experience life to the full in her quest for "music, poetry, passion, war." She marries Clym Yeobright, a native of the heath, but his idealism frustrates ...[more]
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]
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.
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 Yard - Alex Grecian
Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only twelve detectives known as The Murder Squad to investigate countless murders every month. Created after the Metropolitan Police s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, The ...[more]
 
Where Angels Fear to Tread (Penguin Classics) - E. M. Forster
A clever, engrossing portrait of class and prejudice

When attractive, impulsive English widow Lidia takes a holiday in Italy, she causes a scandal by marrying Gino, a dashing and highly unsuitable Italian twelve years her junior. Prim...[more]