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The Silver Music Box
by Mina Baites

Language

English

Pages

265

Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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<p><b>A captivating cross-generational novel from German author Mina Baites about a Jewish family divided by World War II and an inheritance with the power to bring them back together.</b></p><p><i>1914. For Paul, with love.</i> Jewish silversmith Johann Blumenthal engraved those words on his most exquisite creation, a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented box. He crafted this treasure for his young son before leaving to fight in a terrible war to honor his beloved country—a country that would soon turn against his own family.</p><p>A half century later, Londoner Lilian Morrison inherits the box after the death of her parents. Though the silver is tarnished and dented, this much-loved treasure is also a link to an astonishing past. With the keepsake is a letter from Lilian’s mother, telling her daughter for the first time that she was adopted. Too young to remember, Lilian was rescued from a Germany in the grips of the Holocaust. Now only she can trace what happened to a family who scattered to the reaches of the world, a family forced to choose between their heritage and their dreams for the future.</p>
The Unkillable Kitty O'Kane: A Novel
by Colin Falconer

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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<p>When fiery and idealistic Kitty O’Kane escapes the crushing poverty of Dublin’s tenements, she’s determined that no one should ever suffer like she did. As she sets out to save the world, she finds herself at the forefront of events that shaped the early twentieth century. While working as a maid, she survives the sinking of the <i>Titanic</i>. As a suffragette in New York’s Greenwich Village, she’s jailed for breaking storefront windows. And traveling war-torn Europe as a journalist, she’s at the Winter Palace when it’s stormed by the Bolsheviks. Ultimately she returns to her homeland to serve as a nurse in the Irish Civil War.</p><p>During Kitty’s remarkable journey, she reunites with her childhood sweetheart, Tom Doyle, but Tom doesn’t know everything about her past—a past that continues to haunt her. Will Kitty accept that before she can save everyone else, she needs to find a way to save herself? Or will the sins of her past stop her from pursuing her own happiness?</p>
A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge)
by Ken Follett

Language

English

Pages

927

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<br /><br />“Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” <i>—The Washington Post</i><b><br /><br /></b>As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? International bestselling author Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with his magnificent new epic, <i>A Column of Fire</i>.</b><br />  <br />In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. <br />  <br /> Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.<br />  <br /> The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else—no matter what the cost.<br />  <br /> Set during one of the most turbulent and revolutionary times in history, <i>A Column of Fire</i> is one of Follett’s most exciting and ambitious works yet. It will delight longtime fans of the Kingsbridge series and is the perfect introduction for readers new to Ken Follett.
Mail Order Bride: Grace's Second Chance (Nurses Of The Civil War ...
by Faith-Ann Smith

Language

English

Pages

1319

Publication Date

May 24, 2017

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<h3>Read This Clean Historical Western Romance For FREE With Kindle Unlimited</h3><br /><br /><h4>Bonus! Includes A Collection Of Over 25 Sweet Mail Order Bride Stories From Bestselling Authors Faith-Ann Smith and Charity Phillips.</h4><br /><br />City Point, Virginia - 1865<br /> <br />“I promise that so long as there is breath in my body, I will do everything I can to ensure no harm comes to you.”<br /> <br />When young Grace Williams decides to courageously volunteer as a Civil War nurse in the City Point tent hospitals, little does she realize that treating her most obstinate patient yet will prove to be rewarding in more ways than she could ever imagine.<br /> <br />Major Michael Cade demands for his injured men to be seen before himself, yet, the selfless man can barely stand, suffering from several life-threatening wounds. As his men are tended to, Grace boldly recommends a risky treatment to save his leg against the recommendation of the attending doctor, and is forced to treat the Major on her own.<br /> <br />As the Major convalescences under Grace’s care, the two begin to form an incredibly special bond through sharing stories about their pasts. But one morning, when Grace finds the Major has been suddenly discharged from the hospital without her knowing, Grace is left heartbroken.<br /> <br />Will her heart ever reunite with the Major’s, or will their blossoming relationship be left on the war fields forever?<br /><br />***This is the third book of the Nurses Of The Civil War series. Each installment is a standalone clean historical mail order bride romance novella of 20,000 words with an HEA and may be read in any order.*** <br /><br />Book 1: Mail Order Bride: Mary's Secret<br />Book 2: Mail Order Bride: Annika's Courage<br />Book 3: Mail Order Bride: Grace's Second Chance<br />Book 4: Mail Order Bride: Cate's Change Of Heart <br /><br /><br />Perfect for fans of the following genres: Mail Order Bride, Clean Romance, Western Romance, Historical Western Romance, Christian Romance, Clean and Wholesome Romance, Victorian Romance, Inspirational Romance, American Historical Brides Series, Frontier Romance, Pioneer Romance<br />
Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel
by Mark Sullivan

Language

English

Pages

526

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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<p><b>Soon to be a major motion picture from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland.</p><p>Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the #1 Amazon Charts bestseller <i>Beneath a Scarlet Sky</i> is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.</b></p> <p>Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.</p><p>In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.</p><p>Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.</p><p>Fans of <i>All the Light We Cannot See</i>, <i>The Nightingale</i>, and <i>Unbroken</i> will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.</p>
A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel
by Amor Towles

Language

English

Pages

468

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<b>“The book is like a salve.  I think the world feels disordered right now.  The count’s refinement and genteel nature are exactly what we’re longing for.” – Ann Patchett<br /><br />“How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance.” <i>—The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> <i>He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.</i><br /><br /> From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Rules of Civility</i>—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.<br /><b><i><br /> </i></b>In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.<br /><br /> Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.<br /><br /><b>“And the intrigue! . . . [<i>A Gentleman in Moscow</i>] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery . . . a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright <i>Casablanca</i>-like drama.” —<i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i></b>
Manhattan Beach: A Novel
by Jennifer Egan

Language

English

Pages

449

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b>LONGLISTED for the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION</b><BR> <BR> <b>The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <i>A Visit from the Goon Squad.</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“Immensely satisfying…an old-fashioned page-turner, tweaked by this witty and sophisticated writer…Egan is masterly at displaying mastery…she works a formidable kind of magic.” —Dwight Garner, <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“Dares to satisfy us in a way that stories of an earlier age used to.” —Ron Charles, <i>The Washington Post</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“Egan’s prose is transparent and elegant…But the chief joy of reading <i>Manhattan Beach</i> lies in diving under the surface pleasures of the plot (which are plentiful—it’s immersive and compelling), and sinking slowly to its dark and unknowable depths. There are deep truths there.” —<i>Vox</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“Excellent…<i>Manhattan Beach</i> is a fleet, sinuous epic, abounding with evocative details and felicitous metaphors…[it] magnificently captures the country on the brink of triumph and triumphalism.” —<i>Bookforum</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all.” —<i>Elle</i></b><BR><BR>Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men.<BR> <BR> ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.<BR> <BR> With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan’s first historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. <i>Manhattan Beach</i> is a deft, dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world. It is a magnificent novel by the author of <i>A Visit from the Goon Squad, </i>one of the great writers of our time.
Secrets of Cavendon: A Novel (Cavendon Hall)
by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p><b>From #1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford, comes a striking, breathtaking saga featuring the aristocratic Inghams and the Swann family, who have loyally served them for generations.</b></p><p>It’s the summer of 1949, and things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall for years, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets between the two families. But since the end of World War II, changes have arrived at Cavendon. A new generation is at the helm, and also at the forefront of new scandal and intrigue. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted.</p><p>Told with Bradford’s inimitable deftness of prose and a beloved cast of characters, <i>Secrets of Cavendon</i> is a captivating novel that will draw readers in and grip them until the very last page.</p>
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule P...
by Agatha Christie

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 28, 2003

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<p><strong>THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME</strong>—<strong>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT!</strong></p><p> </p><p>“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”</p><p> </p><p>Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.</p><p> </p><p>Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.</p><p> </p><p><strong>“What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?”—</strong><em><strong>New York Times</strong></em></p>
Before We Were Yours: A Novel
by Lisa Wingate

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • For readers of <i>Orphan Train </i>and <i>The Nightingale </i>comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”*</b><br /><br />Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.<br /><br /> Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.<br /><br /> Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.<br /><br />*<i>Library Journal</i><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Before We Were Yours</i></b><br /><br />“A [story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“Sure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you’ll find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann’s legacy.”<b>—<i>Parade<br /></i></b><br />“One of the year’s best books . . . It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel.”<b>—<i>The Huffington Post</i></b><br /><br />“Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation’s history and weaves a tale of enduring power.”<b>—Paula McLain, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Circling the Sun</i></b>

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