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:NEVER […]

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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:MY AMERICAN DUCHESS by Eloisa JamesTHE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEAL PIE SOCIETY by…THE CHEMIST by Stephenie Meyer

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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 GUERNSEY […]

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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:PERSUASION: CAPTAIN WENTWORTH AND CRACKIN’ […]

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