I'll Watch the Moon

Author: Ann Tatlock

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: November 12, 2019

Deal ends: November 12, 2019

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"Tatlock continues to weave 20th-century history into absorbing, finely crafted literary tales." - Library Journal A single mother embittered by an abusive marriage. An adventurous 14-year old son and the 10-year old daughter who adores him. A boarder in the house, a war refugee with a murky past. It's the summer of 1948, hot, and Polio stalks the children, taking them one by one. When it strikes the son, she wonders if he will be in an iron lung the rest of life? And when redemption comes, it arrives from a most unexpected source. Winner of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association award for General Fiction Winner of Best in Genre from the Library Journal Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. May also contain some content of an inspirational/religious nature. Similar historical novels in this genre may be categorized as: historical fiction, inspirational historical fiction, christian fiction, and clean, wholesome historical fiction.

Angel of Mercy

Author: Melina Druga

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: November 11, 2019

Deal ends: November 15, 2019

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Hettie Steward is feisty, educated, ambitious and stubborn. Hettie marries the love of her life, Geoffrey Bartlette, in spring 1914, but has difficulty accepting that marriage means sacrificing her beloved nursing career. When the Great War begins, Geoffrey enlists and Hettie eagerly accepts an opportunity to join the Canadian Army Nursing Service. Although she’s nervous about the war, returning to work was exactly what she had been craving.

The old adage “be careful what you wish for, you just might get it” proves true. Soon tragedy strikes, and Hettie’s life is steered onto a new path.

Will Hettie return home or stay in Europe and continue nursing? Will she discover the person she is meant to be?

The Girl With No Name

Author: Diney Costeloe

Category: Historical Fiction

Regular price: $7.69

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Deal starts: November 10, 2019

Deal ends: November 10, 2019

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A heart-wrenching story from the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children. Thirteen-year-old Lisa has escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. She arrives in London unable to speak a word of English, her few belongings crammed into a small suitcase. Among them is one precious photograph of the family she has left behind. Lonely and homesick, Lisa is adopted by a childless couple. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is or where she came from. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. With the war raging around her, what will become of Lisa now? Can't wait for the sequel? The Married Girls is out now! What readers are saying about The Girl With No Name: 'Diney Costeloe has perfectly captured the traumatic atmosphere of the war years both in London and the countryside... Highly recommended' 'The characters leap from the pages. The Blitz scenes were palpable, imagining what Londoners endured during WW2. Love all Diney's books' 'The author writes with good pace, and excellent descriptions of place and characters, but her main skill is in conveying the personal dilemmas faced by her characters. I shall definitely seek out more books by this author'.

Belle Cora: A Novel

Author: Phillip Margulies

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: November 09, 2019

Deal ends: November 09, 2019

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In the home where Arabella Godwin was raised it is forbidden to speak her name, and her picture is turned to the wall. But in the turbulent America of the 1850s, everyone knows her as "Belle Cora," madam of San Francisco's finest bordello. Judges and senators do her bidding; a vicious newspaper editor plots her downfall; a preacher looks at her from across his pulpit and tries to forget that once she was his wife. Merchant's daughter, farm girl, prostitute, mother, madam, murderess, avenger, protector—she has worn all these masks: the only thing that never changes is her tireless pursuit of the one man who can see her for who she really is.

Garment of Shadows

Author: Laurie R. King

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: November 08, 2019

Deal ends: November 08, 2019

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Laurie R. King's New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, comprise one of today's most acclaimed mystery series. Now the couple is separated by a shocking circumstance in a perilous part of the world, each racing against time to prevent an explosive catastrophe that could clothe them both in shrouds. In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I? She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north. Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled by two old friends and a distant relation into the growing war between France, Spain, and the Rif Revolt led by Emir Abd el-Krim -- who may be a Robin Hood or a power mad tribesman. The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he's learned, to his horror, has gone missing. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell searches for herself, each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it's too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe. With the dazzling mix of period detail and contemporary pace that is her hallmark, Laurie R. King continues the stunningly suspenseful series that Lee Child called "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today." BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Laurie R. King's Bones of Paris. Praise for Garment of Shadows "As always, the relationship between Holmes and Russell is utterly understated yet traced with heat and light." -- Booklist (starred review) "[A] taut tale... original and intriguing... This tantalizing glimpse into the life and times of a rapidly evolving Arabic society has remarkable resonance for our own uncertain times." -- Publishers Weekly "Those new to the series are in for a treat." -- Bookreporter

Circling the Sun

Author: Paula McLain

Category: Historical Fiction

Regular price: $12.99

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Deal starts: November 07, 2019

Deal ends: November 07, 2019

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS ? "Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which... is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing." -- Ann Patchett, Country Living This powerful novel transports readers to the breathtaking world of Out of Africa -- 1920s Kenya -- and reveals the extraordinary adventures of Beryl Markham, a woman before her time. Brought to Kenya from England by pioneering parents dreaming of a new life on an African farm, Beryl is raised unconventionally, developing a fierce will and a love of all things wild. But after everything she knows and trusts dissolves, headstrong young Beryl is flung into a string of disastrous relationships, then becomes caught up in a passionate love triangle with the irresistible safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and the writer Baroness Karen Blixen. Brave and audacious and contradictory, Beryl will risk everything to have Denys's love, but it's ultimately her own heart she must conquer to embrace her true calling and her destiny: to fly. Praise for Circling the Sun "In McLain's confident hands, Beryl Markham crackles to life, and we readers truly understand what made a woman so far ahead of her time believe she had the power to soar." -- Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time "Enchanting... a worthy heir to [Isak] Dinesen... Like Africa as it's so gorgeously depicted here, this novel will never let you go." -- The Boston Globe "Famed aviator Beryl Markham is a novelist's dream... [A] wonderful portrait of a complex woman who lived -- defiantly -- on her own terms." -- People (Book of the Week) "Circling the Sun soars." -- Newsday "Captivating... [an] irresistible novel." -- The Seattle Times "Like its high-flying subject, Circling the Sun is audacious and glamorous and hard not to be drawn in by. Beryl Markham may have married more than once, but she was nobody's wife." -- Entertainment Weekly "[An] eloquent evocation of Beryl's daring life." -- O: The Oprah Magazine