The Crown in the Heather

Author: N. Gemini Sasson

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: July 18, 2019

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(THE BRUCE TRILOGY: BOOK I)Love and loyalty. Betrayal and murder. What is the cost of a crown?In 1290, Scotland is without a king. Two families - the Bruces and the Balliols - vie for the throne.Robert the Bruce is in love with Elizabeth de Burgh, the daughter of an adherent of the ruthless Longshanks, King of England. In order to marry her and not give up his chances of someday becoming King of Scots, Robert must abandon his rebel ways and bide his time as Longshanks' vassal.But Edward, Longshanks' heir, doesn't trust the opportunistic Scotsman and vows to one day destroy him. While quietly plotting his rebellion, Robert is betrayed by one of his own and must flee Longshanks' vengeance. Aided by the unlikely brilliance of the soft-spoken young nobleman, James Douglas, Robert battles for his throne.Victory, though, is never certain and Robert soon learns that keeping his crown may mean giving up that which he loves most-his beloved Elizabeth.

Diana Christmas

Author: F.R. Jameson

Category: Historical Fiction

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He’s been threatened, beaten and broken – but still he doesn't regret meeting the actress who disappeared…Michael, a young film journalist, is sent to interview the reclusive movie star Diana Christmas. Twenty years prior, the red-headed starlet suddenly abandoned her career, leaving her fans puzzled and shocked. Their attraction is instant. Between the sheets, Diana tells him of the blackmail and betrayal which ruined her. And how – even now – she’s being tormented.Emboldened, Michael sets out on a mission to track down a compromising roll of film – unaware that around the next corner lurks deadly peril.Can Michael save Diana from her past? Or will the secrets which crushed her life destroy them both?Diana Christmas: Blackmail, Death and a British Film Star is a must-read for all fans of hard-boiled crime and film noir. If you love the thrillers of Megan Abbott, Guy Bolton and James Ellroy, then you will adore Diana Christmas!The first in F.R. Jameson’s Screen Siren Noir series. PICK UP THIS NAIL-BITINGLY TENSE PAGE TURNER TODAY! EXTRACT FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH F.R. JAMESON:What or who inspired you to write Diana Christmas?I love L.A. Noir novels and books about the sordid underside of Hollywood. (I’m a big fan of the ‘You Must Remember This’ podcast.) I think, ideally, I’d have written a Hollywood-set story myself. But since I’ve only been to the place once and very briefly, there’s no way I could realistically become a chronicler of it. Then one day the idea occurred to me that Britain had a film industry as well. Smaller and more parochial, but there it was with its own studios and stars. From there, everything fell into place.Do you have any fellow authors you look up to? If so, why?Raymond Chandler has always been a touchstone of mine, and even though I’ve not read any of his books for years, I still think of them constantly and can even quote them. Given my love of Hollywood Noir, you won’t be surprised to hear that I’m a fan of both Megan Abbott and James Ellroy; both of whom influenced this novel – Megan Abbott in particular. While from the British crime writers, I’ll always champion Barbara Vine – which was what Ruth Rendell called herself when she was having her darker and more weird moments. She produced a number of underrated, but must-read books.What was the most challenging thing about writing the book?It’s a period piece, so I suppose like anyone writing something in bygone years, I was constantly worried about capturing the period correctly; about not putting in some dreadful anachronism. But I also had sleepless nights about capturing the characters properly. The character of Diana, in particular. I wanted to make her convincing all the way through, and a lot of time was spent thinking about her psychology. Hopefully I’ve succeeded, or – at least – got pretty close to succeeding. You decide!GET STARTED READING DIANA CHRISTMAS WITH JUST ONE CLICK!

Without a Country

Author: Ayse Kulin

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: July 16, 2019

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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 for medical professor Gerhard and his fellow scientists. Then they discover an unexpected haven in Turkey, where universities and hospitals welcome them as valuable assets.But despite embracing their adopted land, personal and political troubles persist. Military coups bring unrest and uncertainty to the country, intermarriage challenges the cultural identity of Gerhard and Elsa’s descendants, and anti-Semitism once again threatens their future in the place they call home.From World War II to the age of social media, one family’s generations find their way through love and loss, sacrifice and salvation, tragedy and triumph—with knowledge hard won and passion heartfelt.

The Confessions of Nat Turner

Author: William Styron

Category: Historical Fiction

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The “magnificent” Pulitzer Prize–winning and #1 New York Times–bestselling novel about the preacher who led America’s bloodiest slave revolt (The New York Times).The Confessions of Nat Turner is William Styron’s complex and richly drawn imagining of Nat Turner, the leader of the 1831 slave rebellion in Virginia that led to the deaths of almost sixty men, women, and children. Published at the height of the civil rights movement, the novel draws upon the historical Nat Turner’s confession to his attorney, made as he awaited execution in a Virginia jail. This powerful narrative, steeped in the brutal and tragic history of American slavery, reveals a Turner who is neither a hero nor a demon, but rather a man driven to exact vengeance for the centuries of injustice inflicted upon his people.Nat Turner is a galvanizing portrayal of the crushing institution of slavery, and Styron’s deeply layered characterization is a stunning rendering of one man’s violent struggle against oppression. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

The Ishi Affair

Author: Steven Jay Griffel

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: July 14, 2019

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A NEW NOVEL FROM AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR STEVEN JAY GRIFFELEqual parts drama, thriller, and Native American legend, THE ISHI AFFAIR is Steven Jay Griffel’s most powerful novel yet. Blending elements of history and fiction until they are virtually inseparable, Griffel tells the story of men and women struggling to save their marriages and careers while he challenges forever how people will view Ishi, one of the most fascinating figures in American history.Author of five novels, Steven Jay Griffel lives in Queens, New York, with his wife Barbara.What Amazon Customers have written about Steven Jay Griffel's earlier novels:About FORTY YEARS LATER:"Steven Jay Griffel explores what happens when you reconnect with that person you've wondered about through the years.""Griffel captures the feelings of lost love, missed opportunities and renewed friendships."About GRAND VIEW:"What Griffel does better than just about anybody is to delve into the complexity and subtlety of Human Nature. There lies his strength."About THE DEADLINE:"Griffel's great strength as a writer is that he cuts through a blinding blizzard of anxiety for himself and for a generation with the soothing gentleness of humor.""This story evokes myriad emotions as it takes you on an exciting journey … that explores the dynamics of marriage, friendship, family relationships, and serious illness."About GROSSMAN'S CASTLE:"Mr. Griffel is a true master of suspense in the best sense of the word, offering complex and compelling love rectangles and ghoulish hints to reveal the mystery of Grossman's Castle."

Beyond the Shadow of Night

Author: Ray Kingfisher

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: July 13, 2019

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In this epic tale of friendship and loss from the author of The Sugar Men, fate pushes childhood friends to opposite sides of a terrible war—but is forgiveness always possible?Ukraine, 1923. On a small farm, two boys are born within days of each other, both Ukrainian, one Jewish. Mykhail and Asher grow up inseparable, together finding friendship, adventure and escape from the harshness of Russian rule. But after Asher’s family flees to Warsaw, their worlds are torn to shreds by the Second World War.The war brings cruelty to both boys. Although Asher finds love in Warsaw, the city is far from the haven his family sought; meanwhile Mykhail becomes a victim of the bitter struggle for Ukraine. But worse follows in the shape of the Treblinka death camp. There, both men must obey orders, and both find their morals compromised and their souls tortured.The inhuman horrors they witness cast long shadows. Many years later, their paths cross once more, and each man must confront the legacy of his actions. When the darkest of secrets can no longer be kept hidden, can their friendship survive the final reckoning?