Murder by Misrule (The Francis Bacon Mystery, Book 1)

Author: Anna Castle

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: May 21, 2017

Deal ends: May 21, 2017

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Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray's Inn. He recruits his unwanted protégé Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork. The son of a privateer, Clarady will do anything to climb the Elizabethan social ladder. Bacon's powerful uncle Lord Burghley suspects Catholic conspirators of the crime, but other motives quickly emerge. Rival barristers contend for the murdered man's legal honors and wealthy clients. Highly-placed courtiers are implicated as the investigation reaches from Whitehall to the London streets. Bacon does the thinking; Clarady does the fencing. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even the brilliant Francis Bacon is at a loss — and in danger — until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.

Backwards Into the Future

Author: Bronwyn Elsmore

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: May 20, 2017

Deal ends: May 27, 2017

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You can’t go back. So everyone says. But Mary returns to her old hometown.
The plum tree has gone, but a lemon tree thrives.
The mystery surrounding the boat with painted eyes may never be solved, but perhaps some things from the past can be recovered.

Unexpected Gifts

Author: S. Mallery

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: May 17, 2017

Deal ends: May 22, 2017

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A TRUE AMERICAN FAMILY SAGA: Can we learn from our ancestors? Do our relatives’ behaviors help shape our own? In "Unexpected Gifts" that is precisely what happens to Sonia, a confused college student, heading for addictions and forever choosing the wrong man. Searching for answers, she begins to read her family’s diaries and journals from America’s past: the Vietnam War, Woodstock, and Timothy Leary era; Tupperware parties, McCarthyism, and Black Power; the Great Depression, dance marathons, and Eleanor Roosevelt; the immigrant experience and the Suffragists. Back and forth the book journeys, linking yesteryear with modern life until finally, by understanding her ancestors' hardships and faults, she gains enough clarity to make some right choices.

The Handfasters

Author: Helen Susan Swift

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: May 13, 2017

Deal ends: May 18, 2017

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Coming from the Scottish Highlands to Edinburgh in search of a husband, Alison Lamont finds herself in all sorts of trouble.Thrown out of a fashionable ball for a stolen kiss, she flees from a riot in the notorious Old Town and ends up staying the night with Willie Kemp, an eccentric boatbuilder. The trouble is, while Alison falls deeply in love with Mr Kemp, her aunt wishes her to marry the obnoxious but rich John Forres.Alison takes drastic measures to solve her dilemma, including a long trip through the snow-covered Pentland Hills. But who is the owner of the mysterious footprints outside her cottage, and what secret is Mr. Kemp hiding?

Spirit of Fire

Author: Emmerson Brand

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: May 13, 2017

Deal ends: May 17, 2017

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Marjorie Bruce, newly-crowned Princess of Scotland and daughter of feared Scottish warrior King Robert the Bruce, is about to witness the English invasion into Scottish territory.After the English military ambushes Marjorie and her stepmother, they take them to England. It is up to Archibald Douglas – one of the King’s men – to return Marjorie to her father without harm. With the help of friends along the way, Marjorie trains to become the finest warrior Scotland has ever seen.She also learns secrets about her father’s legitimacy to the crown. Marjorie is about to find out what it means to be Scottish, and how important she is to the survival of the Scottish crown. But first, she needs to survive the war, and that will take all the courage and soldiers she can get.

The Forgotten Painting

Author: Gabriel Farago

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: May 12, 2017

Deal ends: May 17, 2017

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When celebrated author Jack Rogan stumbles upon a hidden diary, he can’t resist investigating. Honouring the last wish of a dying friend, he is irresistibly drawn into a web of intriguing clues, hinting at a long forgotten treasure.Joining forces with Cecilia Crawford, a glamorous New York journalist, and Tristan, a remarkable boy with psychic powers, Jack soon finds himself on a precarious journey of discovery, exposing dark secrets from a distant, violent time, when life was cheap and cruelty ruled without mercy.Meanwhile, Emil Fuchs, an enigmatic Swiss banker with a murky past, has an agenda of his own. Ruthless, and determined to defend his reputation at all cost, he threatens to expose a fraud that could destroy everything.Will Rogan succeed? Can he find the forgotten treasure he has been searching for, or will it be lost forever, depriving the world of a masterpiece that belongs to all mankind?