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Body & Soul by Frank Conroy

Body & Soul by Frank Conroy In the dim light of a basement apartment, six-year-old Claude Rawlings sits at an old white piano, picking out the sounds he has heard on the radio and shutting out the reality of his lonely world. The setting is 1940s New York, a city that is “long gone, replaced by another city of the same name.” Against a backdrop that pulses with sound and rhythm, Body & Soul brilliantly evokes the …

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Becoming Belle by Nuala O’Connor

Becoming Belle by Nuala O’Connor A witty and inherently feminist novel about passion and marriage, based on a true story of an unstoppable woman ahead of her time in Victorian London. In 1887, Isabel Bilton is the eldest of three daughters of a middle-class military family, growing up in a small garrison town. By 1891 she is the Countess of Clancarty, dubbed “the peasant countess” by the press, and a member of the Irish aristocracy. …

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The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #3)

The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #3) [ARC] Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, returns in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of A Conspiracy in Belgravia and A Study in Scarlet Women, an NPR Best Book of 2016. Under the cover of “Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective,” Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her …

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A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #2)

A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #2) The game is afoot as Charlotte Holmes returns in the atmospheric second novel in New York Times bestseller Sherry Thomas’s Victorian-set Lady Sherlock series. Being shunned by Society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As “Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective,” aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she’s had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but …

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A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #1)

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #1) With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her …

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Hotel Sacher: A Novel by Rodica Doehnert

Hotel Sacher: A Novel by Rodica Doehnert One woman takes hold of her legacy in an epic tale of Viennese romance, deception, and danger. Vienna, 1892. Against all odds, at the height of Belle Époque splendor, Anna Sacher has taken possession of her late husband’s hotel, across the street from the famous opera house. At a time when controlling such a business was an opportunity afforded only to men, Anna is as vigilant as she …

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Bright We Burn by Kiersten White (The Conqueror’s Saga #3)

Bright We Burn by Kiersten White (The Conqueror’s Saga #3) Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, he is more powerful than ever . . . and desperately lonely. Does this mean Radu can finally have more with Mehmed . . . and would he even want it? …

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Now I Rise by Kiersten White (The Conqueror’s Saga #2)

Now I Rise by Kiersten White (The Conqueror’s Saga #2) Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she …

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Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion. On a routine delivery, a …

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Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton

Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton From New York Times bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton comes a riveting novel based on one of the most volatile and intoxicating real-life love affairs of the twentieth century. Key West, 1936. Headstrong, accomplished journalist Martha Gellhorn is confident with words but less so with men when she meets disheveled literary titan Ernest Hemingway in a dive bar. Their friendship—forged over writing, talk, and family dinners—flourishes into something undeniable in Madrid …

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Years & an Ocean by Jo Noelle

Years & an Ocean by Jo Noelle Going to a séance was supposed to be a harmless diversion in Victorian England, but for Delia Spencer, it was life altering. Since that day, she has been plagued by fainting spells, while her consciousness visits Elle Thomas more than a century in the future. In modern-day New York, Elle has kept secret the dream-like memories of Delia’s life. As the visits have become more frequent, Elle is …

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The Lord John Series 4-Book Bundle by Diana Gabaldon (Lord John Grey #0.5-3)

The Lord John Series 4-Book Bundle by Diana Gabaldon (Lord John Grey #0.5-3) Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series, delivers captivating tales of history, intrigue, and suspense that feature one of her most popular characters: Lord John Grey. This thrilling eBook collection—featuring three novels and one collection of novellas—follows Lord John as he defends his country, ferrets out spies, and unravels a haunting family mystery. LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER …

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The Outlander Series 8-Book Bundle by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander #1-8)

The Outlander Series 8-Book Bundle by Diana Gabaldon The inspiration for the hit series on Starz, Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed Outlander novels blend rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story. Now, with this convenient eight-volume eBook bundle, discover the novels that have won Gabaldon millions of fans and introduced readers to the brilliant Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser: OUTLANDER DRAGONFLY IN AMBER VOYAGER DRUMS OF AUTUMN THE FIERY CROSS …

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The Concubine’s Daughter by Pai Kit Fai

The Concubine’s Daughter by Pai Kit Fai In the bestselling tradition of Memoirs of a Geisha, a riveting saga of early twentieth-century China, where a mother and a daughter fight to realize their destinies in a world where women could still be bought and sold. Lotus Feet. He would give his daughter the dainty feet of a courtesan. This would enhance her beauty and her price, making her future shine like a new coin. He smiled …

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The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl EarringTracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement.  In New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevalier’s newest historical saga, she introduces Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850, only to find …

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The Crimson Ribbon by Katherine Clements

The Crimson Ribbon by Katherine Clements England 1646. The Civil War is raging and society turned upside down. What should be a rare moment of blessing for the town of Ely takes a brutal turn and Ruth Flowers is left with little choice but to flee the household of Oliver Cromwell, the only home she has ever known. On the road to London, Ruth sparks an uneasy alliance with a deserting soldier, the battle-scarred and …

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Without a Country by Ayşe Kulin

Without a Country by Ayşe Kulin From the international bestselling author of Last Train to Istanbul comes a novel based on true events that explores the depths of pride, devotion, and persistence as four generations of a family struggle to forge their destinies. As Hitler’s reign of terror begins to loom large over Germany, Gerhard and Elsa Schliemann—like other German Jews—must flee with their children in search of sanctuary. But life elsewhere in Europe offers few opportunities …

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Eagle & Crane by Suzanne Rindell

Eagle & Crane by Suzanne Rindell Two young daredevil flyers confront ugly truths and family secrets during the U.S. internment of Japanese citizens during World War II, from the author of The Other Typist and Three-Martini Lunch. Louis Thorn and Haruto “Harry” Yamada — Eagle and Crane — are the star attractions of Earl Shaw’s Flying Circus, a daredevil (and not exactly legal) flying act that traverses Depression-era California. The young men have a complicated …

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The Taster by V.S. Alexander

The Taster by V.S. Alexander Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined–one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler’s dictatorship . . .  In early 1943, Magda Ritter’s parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected …

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The Beachcomber by Ines Thorn (The Island of Sylt Trilogy #2)

The Beachcomber by Ines Thorn (The Island of Sylt Trilogy #2) In the second epic novel of The Island of Sylt trilogy by bestselling author Ines Thorn, a young woman must fight to clear her family’s name in order to claim her true love. Germany’s North Sea Coast: The Island of Sylt, 1711 It’s the age of whaling and beachcombing, and life is hard on Sylt—especially for women forced to get by on their own. …

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The Whaler by Ines Thorn (The Island of Sylt Trilogy #1)

The Whaler by Ines Thorn (The Island of Sylt Trilogy #1) In the opening epic novel of The Island of Sylt trilogy by bestselling author Ines Thorn, a young woman must choose between love and poverty, or thrilling adventure and tormented passion. The Island of Sylt, 1764 Life in the windswept village of Rantum in the North Sea is fraught with peril and hardship. Most families must rely on arranged marriage just to survive. But …

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The Devilish Duke by Maddison Michaels

The Devilish Duke by Maddison Michaels Devlin Markham, the notorious “Devil Duke” of Huntington, needs a woman. And not just any woman. If he can’t woo one of the most eccentric bluestockings of the Ton within the month, he can kiss his hard-earned fortune good-bye. But he’s always thought love a wasted emotion and marriage an inconvenience at best. And oddly enough, Lady Sophie Wolcott seems unmoved by his charm… When Sophie learns her beloved orphanage is …

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A Hero Born by Jin Yong (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1)

A Hero Born by Jin Yong (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) China: 1200 A.D. The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Half its territory and its historic capital lie in enemy hands; the peasants toil under the burden of the annual tribute demanded by the victors. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate nation of great warriors is about to be united by a warlord whose name …

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Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power–the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, …

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One Good Sort of Man: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Mechelle Renee

One Good Sort of Man: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Mechelle Renee Fitzwilliam Darcy was certain he never had a more miserable day in his entire life. He had been refused by the only woman he had ever hoped to marry and after a terrible argument his best friend Bingley is no longer speaking to him. It has been weeks since he has slept properly, he is finding it difficult to eat and his …

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The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd

The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd Few places lie closer to the heart of the nation’s heritage than the New Forest. Now, Edward Rutherfurd, weaves its history and legends into compelling fiction. From the mysterious killing of King William Rufus, treachery and witchcraft, smuggling and poaching run through this epic tale of well-born ladies, lowly woodsmen, sailors, merchants and Cistercian monks. The feuds, wars, loyalties and passions of generations reach their climax in a crime that …

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For The Winner by Emily Hauser (Golden Apple Trilogy #2)

For The Winner by Emily Hauser (Golden Apple Trilogy #2) Some three thousand years ago, in a time before history, the warriors of Greece journeyed to the ends of the earth in the greatest expedition the world had ever seen. One woman fought alongside them. Abandoned at birth on the slopes of Mount Pelion, Atalanta is determined to prove her worth to the father who cast her aside. Having taught herself to hunt and fight, …

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For The Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser (Golden Apple Trilogy #1)

For The Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser (Golden Apple Trilogy #1) Three thousand years ago a war took place that gave birth to legends – to Achilles, the greatest of the Greeks, and Hector, prince of Troy. It was a war that made – and destroyed – both men, a war that shook the very foundations of the world. But what if there was more to this epic conflict? What if there was another, hidden …

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Seven Summer Nights by Harper Fox

Seven Summer Nights by Harper Fox It’s 1946, and the dust of World War Two has just begun to settle. When famous archaeologist Rufus Denby returns to London, his life and reputation are as devastated as the city around him. He’s used to the most glamorous of excavations, but can’t turn down the offer of a job in rural Sussex. It’s a refuge, and the only means left to him of scraping a living. With …

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Bury What We Cannot Take by Kirstin Chen

Bury What We Cannot Take by Kirstin Chen The day nine-year-old San San and her twelve-year-old brother, Ah Liam, discover their grandmother taking a hammer to a framed portrait of Chairman Mao is the day that forever changes their lives. To prove his loyalty to the Party, Ah Liam reports his grandmother to the authorities. But his belief in doing the right thing sets in motion a terrible chain of events. Now they must flee …

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Pleasures Series by Eloisa James

Potent Pleasures (Pleasures #1) Nothing is more seductive than temptation. Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston into the garden with a dashing masked stranger. He’s powerful, unforgettable, a devastatingly handsome footman who lures her–not against her will–into a grand indiscretion at a masquerade ball. Then he vanishes. Several years later, after Charlotte has made her dazzling debut in London society, they meet again. But the rogue is no footman. He’s rich, titled, and he doesn’t remember Charlotte. …

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The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin An intimate portrait of the close friendship and powerful creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female superstars: Frances Marion and Mary Pickford. An enchanting new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife. Hollywood, 1914. Frances Marion, a young writer desperate for a break, meets “America’s Sweetheart,” Mary Pickford, already making a name for herself both …

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A Duke in the Night by Kelly Bowen (The Devils of Dover #1)

A Duke in the Night by Kelly Bowen (The Devils of Dover #1) Duke. Scoundrel. Titan of business. August Faulkner is a man of many talents, not the least of which is enticing women into his bedchamber. He’s known—and reviled—for buying and selling companies, accumulating scads of money, and breaking hearts. It’s a reputation he wears like a badge of honor, and one he intends to keep. Clara Hayward, the headmistress of the Haverhall School …

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