THE AMERICAN HEIRESS by Daisy Goodwin

Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it […]

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THE MIDWIFE’S REVOLT by Jodi Daynard

  On a dark night in 1775, Lizzie Boylston is awakened by the sound of cannons. From a hill south of Boston, she watches as fires burn in Charlestown, in a battle that she soon discovers has claimed her husbands life. Alone in a new town, Lizzie grieves privately but takes comfort in her deepening […]

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LADY MAYBE by Julie Klassen

  One final cry ‘God almighty, help us!’ and suddenly her world shifted violently, until a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then, the pain. The freezing water. And as all sensation drifted away, a hand reached for hers, before all faded into darkness. Now she has awakened as though from some […]

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YESTERNIGHT by Cat Winters

A young child psychologist steps off a train, her destination a foggy seaside town. There, she begins a journey causing her to question everything she believes about life, death, memories, and reincarnation. In 1925, Alice Lind steps off a train in the rain-soaked coastal hamlet of Gordon Bay, Oregon. There, she expects to do nothing […]

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RACHEL & LEAH by Orson Scott Card

Book 3: Women of Genesis Leah, the oldest daughter of Laban, whose “tender eyes” prevent her from fully participating in the daily work of her nomadic family, and Rachel, the spoiled younger daughter, the petted and privileged beauty of the family — or so it seems to Leah. There is also Bilhah, an orphan who […]

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FISHERS OF MEN by Gerald N. Lund

Book 1: THE KINGDOM AND THE CROWN In an ancient land in a time foretold by prophets, a babe was born beneath a shining star. Thirty years later, Jesus of Nazareth began teaching a message of hope, peace, and love. He claimed to be the Son of God, and his words and his life – […]

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DARCY’S STORY by Janet Aylmer

When Elizabeth Bennet first met Mr. Darcy, she found him proud, distant, and rude—despite the other ladies’ admiration of his estate in Derbyshire and ten thousand pounds a year. But what was Mr. Darcy thinking? Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice has long stood among the most beloved novels of all time. The story of Elizabeth Bennet’s […]

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WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen

Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski’s ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain […]

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THE UNVEILING by Tamara Leigh

Book 1: (AGE OF FAITH) 12th century England: Two men vie for the throne: King Stephen the usurper and young Duke Henry the rightful heir. Amid civil and private wars, alliances are forged, loyalties are betrayed, families are divided, and marriages are made. For four years, Lady Annyn Bretanne has trained at arms with one […]

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THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but […]

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INFERNO by Dan Brown

(ROBERT LANGDON) Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee. Embarking […]

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SCHOLAR by L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Book 4: (THE IMAGER PORTFOLIO) Hundreds of years before the time of Imager, the continent of Lydar is fragmented. Years of war have consolidated five nations into three–Bovaria, Telaryn, and Antiago. Quaeryt is a scholar and a friend of Bhayar, the young ruler of Telaryn. Worried about his future and the escalating intrigues in Solis, […]

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THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL by Baroness Orczy

Armed with only his wits and his cunning, one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues scores of innocent men, women, and children from the deadly guillotine. His friends and foes know him only as the Scarlet Pimpernel. But the ruthless French agent Chauvelin is sworn to discover his identity and to hunt him […]

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QUICKSILVER by Neal Stephenson

Book 1: THE BAROQUE CYCLE In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe — in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight. Related Posts:FALLEN […]

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HER ROYAL SPYNESS by Rhys Bowen

A ROYAL SPYNESS MYSTERY Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the throne, is flat broke. She’s bolted Scotland, her greedy brother, and her fish-faced betrothed for London. The place where she’ll experience freedom, learn life lessons aplenty, do a bit of spying for HRH, oh, and find a dead Frenchman in her […]

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FULL STEAM AHEAD by Karen Witemeyer

Darius Thornton is not the sort of man debutante Nicole Renard could ever marry. But can she stop her heart from surging full steam ahead? Related Posts:WILD by Cheryl StrayedLEVIATHAN by Scott WesterfeldTHE NOTEBOOK by Nicholas Sparks

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SPRIG MUSLIN by Georgette Heyer

Regency Romances: A dashing man of honor…  En route to propose to his sensible acquaintance Lady Hester, Sir Gareth Ludlow finds young, pretty Amanda wandering unattended and knows it is his duty to bring her back to her family. This turns out to be a challenge as Amanda seems to possess an imagination as intriguing […]

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THE RED TENT by Anita Diamant

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons. Told in Dinah’s voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood–the world of […]

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GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchelle

A novel of love and war, written about the Civil War and its aftermath. Taking us into the burning fields and cities of the American South, we meet the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and the flashy, contemptuous Rhett, who survive under the harshest of circumstances, and become two of the most famous lovers since Romeo and Juliet. Related Posts:THE THIRTEENTH […]

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THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker

Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to “Mister,” a brutal man who […]

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NORTH AND SOUTH by Elizabeth Gaskell

North and South follows the story of the heroine’s movement from the tranquil but moribund ways of southern England to the vital but turbulent north. Elizabeth Gaskell’s skilful narrative uses an unusual love story to show how personal and public lives were woven together in a newly industrial society. Related Posts:THE LUCKY ONE by Nicholas […]

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THE ELEVENTH BROTHER by Rachel Wilcox

A novel of Joseph in Egypt When Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob, is sold into bondage by his brothers, Egypt is a land in turmoil—its fortune determined by the unpredictable rains that either bring prosperity or leave the people in famine and starvation. But Joseph is no common slave. Imprisoned and forgotten by all […]

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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS by James Cooper

Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War. The abduction of the beautiful Munro sisters by hostile savages, the treachery of the renegade brave Magua, the ambush of […]

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Gaston Leroux

After the breathtaking performance of the lovely Christine Daae and her sudden disappearance, the old legend of the “opera ghost” becomes a horrifying reality as the ghost strikes out with increasing frequency and violence—always with the young singer at the center of his powerful obsession. Related Posts:GRAVE PERIL by Jim ButcherTHE THIRTEENTH TALE by Diane […]

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THE THREE MUSKETEERS by Alexandre Dumas

A historical romance, The Three Musketeers tells the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman, D’Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King’s Musketeers – Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the […]

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