The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott

By Kate Alcott

From the hot York instances bestselling writer of The designer comes a relocating historic novel a couple of daring younger lady interested in the looms of Lowell, Massachusetts--and to the only guy with whom she has no company falling in love.

Eager to flee lifestyles on her family's farm, Alice Barrow strikes to Lowell in 1832 and throws herself into the exertions demanded of "the mill girls." regardless of the lengthy hours, she discovers a colourful new existence and a real good friend - a saucy, strong-willed lady identify Lovey Cornell.

But stipulations on the manufacturing facility develop into more and more harmful, and Alice unearths the braveness to symbolize the employees and their grievances. even though mill proprietor, Hiram Fiske, will pay no heed, Alice draws the eye of his eldest son, the good-looking and reserved Samuel Fiske. Their mutual appeal is excessive, tempting Alice to dream of a distinct destiny for herself.

This dream is shattered whilst Lovey is located strangled to dying. A sensational trial follows, bringing all of the unrest that's brewing to the outside. Alice reveals herself torn among her dedication to the women within the mill and her blossoming courting with Samuel. in response to the particular homicide of a mill lady and the next trial in 1833, The bold women of Lowell brilliantly captures a transitional second in America's background whereas additionally exploring the advanced nature of affection, loyalty, and the long-lasting strength of friendship.

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In This Hospitable Land: 1940-1944 by Lynmar Brock Jr.

By Lynmar Brock Jr.

What may you do if the cozy exercises of your everyday life have been by surprise taken from you? If joyful songs of birds within the park have been silenced by means of the roar of forthcoming airplanes, after which every little thing else used to be drowned out via the screams of falling bombs and the concussions in their explosions?

Lynmar Brock's novel, "In This Hospitable Land," tells how Belgian households spoke back this query in 1940 whilst the Germans invaded France and the Low international locations. it's a actual and encouraging tale, however the central characters got fictional names as a result of carrying on with sensitivity to these occasions even sixty years later.

Mr. Brock, a Philadelphia businessman, realized of the tale whilst he married one of many characters, who had lived during the occasions as a tender baby and who had immigrated to the U.S. together with her relations within the years after international conflict II. figuring out the significance of the tale, and together with his wife's tips, he interviewed, over a 10-year interval, kinfolk and individuals of the French groups within which they sought refuge.

The result's a strong story of foresight and education, speedy reactions to occasions, braveness and patience, kinfolk love, new and infrequently primitive abilities they'd to profit, the kindness of strangers who took them in and guarded them - and the contributions they made in go back to these groups and to the French Resistance. it's also approximately evil and brutality, fractured groups as humans have been pressured to settle on aspects and the questons and offerings the 2 households confronted whilst every little thing replaced in a single day and so they discovered that not anything may ever be the same.

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The Lord John Series 4-Book Bundle: Lord John and the by Diana Gabaldon

By Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon, number one ny instances bestselling writer of the Outlander sequence, can provide appealing stories of historical past, intrigue, and suspense that function one in all her most well-liked characters: Lord John gray. This exciting booklet collection—featuring 3 novels and one number of novellas—follows Lord John as he defends his state, ferrets out spies, and unravels a haunting relations mystery.

LORD JOHN AND the personal MATTER

“Packed with brilliant description and element . . . transports readers to eighteenth-century London.”—BookPage

London, 1757. Lord John gray, a nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty’s military, has simply witnessed anything surprising. yet his efforts to prevent a scandal are interrupted whilst the Crown appoints him to enquire the brutal homicide of a comrade-in-arms. Obliged to pursue inquiries right now, significant gray unearths himself ensnared in an internet of betrayal that touches each stratum of English society—and threatens all he holds dear.

LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS
A number of Novellas

“Gabaldon’s strengths are on complete display.”—Kirkus Reviews

In Lord John and the Hellfire membership, Lord John glimpses a stranger at a gentleman’s club—and is drawn right into a maze of political treachery and a deadly underground society. In Lord John and the Succubus, English infantrymen in wrestle are rattled by means of a deadly creature that looks at evening, and Lord John is termed to enquire. In Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is thrust right into a baffling case that forces him to confront the chance traitor is likely one of the ranks of His Majesty’s armed forces.

LORD JOHN AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE

“First-rate . . . [Gabaldon’s] writing is usually vibrant and sometimes lyrical.”—The Washington Post

It’s been seventeen years considering Lord John’s father was once stumbled on lifeless, accusations of his function as a Jacobite agent staining the family’s identify. Now, Lord John’s brother has mysteriously got a web page in their father’s misplaced diary, convincing John that somebody is familiar with the Greys’ secrets and techniques. So he turns to the one guy he can belief: the Scottish Jacobite Jamie Fraser. but if Jamie yields the lacking piece of an mind-blowing puzzle, Lord John needs to make a decision even if his family’s honor is worthy his life.

THE SCOTTISH PRISONER

“Engrossing . . . masterfully paced, with fascinating plot twists, quick reversals, and powerful characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail

London, 1760. Paroled prisoner Jamie Fraser has sworn off politics, struggling with, and battle. till Lord John gray exhibits up with files that disclose a damning case of corruption opposed to a British officer. yet additionally they trace at a extra insidious probability. quickly Lord John and Jamie are partners at the highway to eire, a rustic whose darkish castles carry dreadful secrets and techniques, and whose toilets cover the bones of the lifeless.

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The Last Temple (The Last Disciple, Book 3) by Hank Hanegraaff

By Hank Hanegraaff

Set within the turbulent years ahead of probably the most horrendous occasions in Jewish background, The final Temple concludes the trilogy of The final Disciple and The final Sacrifice. Vitas is reunited along with his spouse and retires to Alexandria, made up our minds to dwell a quiet, household existence. yet he can’t steer clear of the money owed that he owes to the lads who kept him, and he turns into a key determine within the plot to rid the empire of Nero. It sweeps him into the “year of 4 emperors,” while the Roman Empire is almost destroyed, and takes him again to Jerusalem as Titus lays siege to the nice urban. simply then, because the prophecy of Jesus starts to spread, does Vitas detect the real venture set ahead of him and the mind-blowing conspiracy at the back of it.

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Into the Free (Into the Free, Book 1) by Julie Cantrell

By Julie Cantrell

Only a lady. the single one robust sufficient to wreck the cycle.

In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to flee the insanity that marks her global. With an abusive father and a "nothing mama," she struggles to discover a spot the place she relatively belongs.

For solutions, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan via city each one spring. The tourists lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of surprising relatives secrets and techniques. while tragedy moves, the mysterious contents of the field supply Millie the instruments she must holiday her family's longstanding cycle of insanity and abuse.

Through all of it, Millie reviews the joys of old flame whereas battling to belief the God she believes has deserted her. With the ability of forgiveness, can Millie eventually make her manner into the free?

Saturated in Southern atmosphere and written within the vein of different Southern literary bestsellers just like the aid by way of Kathryn Stockett and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter via Tom Franklin, Julie Cantrell has created in Into the Free—now a brand new York instances most sensible Seller—a tale that may sweep you away lengthy after the radical ends.

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The Vorrh by Brian Catling

By Brian Catling

Arrange to lose your self within the heady, legendary expanse of The Vorrh, a bold debut that Alan Moore has referred to as "a phosphorescent masterpiece" and "the present century's first landmark paintings of fantasy."

Next to the colonial city of Essenwald sits the Vorrh, a vast--perhaps endless--forest. it's a position of demons and angels, of warriors and monks. Sentient and magical, the Vorrh bends time and wipes reminiscence. Legend has it that the backyard of Eden nonetheless exists at its center. Now, a renegade English soldier goals to be the 1st human to traverse its expanse. Armed with just a unusual bow, he starts off his trip, yet a few worry the results of his challenge, and a local marksman has been selected to prevent him. round them swirl a impressive forged of characters, together with a Cyclops raised through robots and a tender woman with tragic interest, in addition to old figures, corresponding to author Raymond Roussel and photographer and Edward Muybridge. whereas truth and fictional mixture, and the hunter becomes the hunted, and everyone's destiny hangs within the stability, less than the need of the Vorrh.

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Stone Tables by Orson Scott Card

By Orson Scott Card

The plagues of Egypt to the parting of the crimson Sea, the tale of Moses is likely one of the finest and colourful within the previous testomony. Now that tale is introduced vividly to existence in a fictional atmosphere. Stone Tables explores how God may take traditional males like Moses and Aaron, with all their weaknesses, and rework them into prophet and priest. Nationally popular writer Orson Scott Card brings new insights to an age-old tale. His inventive fictionalization of the occasions of scripture and background lends a clean and interesting standpoint. yet this can be greater than simply an pleasing story. "My attempt is to ensure that those that learn this tale emerge with an realizing of ways solid humans fight with one another and with their knowing of God's will as they fight to make a few good use in their years of life," writes Card. It's a message as well timed this day because it used to be while Moses led Israel to freedom greater than millennia in the past.

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To Defy a King (William Marshal, Book 5) by Elizabeth Chadwick

By Elizabeth Chadwick

The cherished and lively daughter of England's maximum knight, Mahelt Marshal lives a privileged lifestyles. but if her cherished father falls foul of the risky and hazardous King John, her international is shattered. The king takes her brothers hostage and Mahelt's deliberate marriage to Hugh Bigod, son of the Earl of Norfolk, happens ahead of she anticipated. Mahelt and Hugh come to take care of one another deeply, yet Hugh's strict father clashes with the rebellious Mahelt. while extra harsh calls for from King John threaten to rip the couple's lives aside, Mahelt unearths herself dealing with her worst fears by myself, no longer realizing if she-or her marriage-will live to tell the tale.

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Taliesin (The Pendragon Cycle, Book 1) by Stephen R. Lawhead

By Stephen R. Lawhead

Publication 1 of the Pendragon cycle an impressive epic set opposed to the backcloth of Roman Britain and Celtic legend. Atlantis is misplaced. From the holocaust emerge 3 crippled ships bearing Charis, woman of the Lake, to the cloud-bound isle of Ynys Prydein. Her love for the druid prince Taliesin, singer on the sunrise of the age, bridges and unites worlds. this can be a tale of a misplaced continent, a imaginative and prescient that sings within the center, and a love that spawns the miracle of Merlin, Arthur, and a future that's greater than a country.

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English Creek (Two Medicine Trilogy, Book 1) by Ivan Doig

By Ivan Doig

During this prizewinning portrait of a time and position -- Montana within the Thirties -- that immediately conjures up and fulfills a eager for an explicable previous, Ivan Doig has created some of the most fascinating households in American fiction, the McCaskills.
The witty and haunting narration, a masterpiece of vernacular within the culture of Twain, follows the occasions of the 2 drugs country's summer time: the tide of sheep getting into the excessive nation, the capering Fourth of July rodeo and group dance, and an end-of-August wooded area fireplace excessive within the Rockies that brings the publication, in addition to the McCaskill family's fight inside itself, to a gorgeous climax. it's a season of escapade in addition to drama, within which fourteen-year-old Jick comes of age. via his eyes we see these nearest and dearest to him at a turning aspect -- "where all 4 of our lives made their bend" -- and realize in addition to him his personal connection to the land, to heritage, and to the deep-fathomed mysteries of one's kinfolk and one's self

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