Historical

The following represents all books currently listed within the genre, Historical:

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Set in the nineteenth century, ten-year-old Daisy Grey is delighted to be moving to Oxfordshire with her parents to start a new life. Daisy’s father has, at last, found the perfect new home, in Lavender Farm, to rent, wanting nothing more than to farm the land and provide a decent life for his family, after living in a run-down cottage for years and struggling to earn a living as an odd job man. Although disappointed on arriving at Lavender Farm to find it not in the pristine condition that they’d been expecting, nothing could dampen the family’s spirits, and Sam and Megan Grey, along with their daughter, set about restoring the run-down farm. After a dreadful tragedy occurs, shattering the entire family and leaving young Daisy in dire circumstances, it soon becomes apparent that the landlord and his wife have a darker side to them and Daisy becomes victim to their cruel plan. Daisy’s life is marred by unfortunate circumstances and by her trepidation about the dreaded workhouse. When Daisy’s path is crossed by a young homeless orphan from London, after she is forced to flee from her work in service, it marks the beginning of a friendship which finds them soon becoming inseparable. As Daisy is forced to quickly mature, her strong and dependable friendship with Alvin Clarke becomes bound by love. But life for the young couple is destined to change dramatically with the onset of the Crimean war.

(4.5)

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It is 1821 and smuggling is rife on the English coast. Lucy Yorton, dragged away from her privileged early life, is suspected of being a spy and is treated accordingly. Her problems increase when two men enter her life. Lieutenant Karl Thorsen, sworn to avenge the death of his father, is a King's man. He is determined to stop the violent smugglers and hang them, one in particular. Daniel Tynton has smuggling in his blood. Undaunted by Thorsen's threats, he is respected and feared. When he witnesses a cruel murder, he makes a decision, and many lives will never be the same.

(4.1)

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A time travel romance about a love that never died : Laura finds herself washed ashore from a shipwreck early in the 21st century - she'd stormed off from her betrothed in 1814 so she's somewhat confused as to how this could happen. She likes her new life but she realizes she has made a terrible mistake.

Meanwhile, Xandra even hates her name as well as all the other bothersome things of modern day life and Laura happens to notice this. Could she...? Yep, she could, and she does. Back goes Xandra to 1814 only to be met with suspicious travelling companions, a highwayman and a delicious man who is still mourning the death of the girl he loved.

How do these two cope with their puzzling new lives? And how does Laura manage not to upset the course of history despite her meddling? And oh boy can she meddle!

If you like a romance with a little bit of mystery, a touch of humour and something of the thriller, then please grab a copy and visit another time, another place.

(4.0)

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Childhood sweethearts, Silas Shepherd and his wife Claire have been happily married for sixteen years. Keeping with family tradition, they are tenant farmers, who reside on Squire, Reginald Brunswick's land in Bagley village with their son and three daughters. Although life in 1840 is often a struggle the family pride themselves on their unyielding unity and ability to cope with the hardships which befall them.With another baby on the way, Claire finds her proficiency to manage her family slowly ebbing away and fears she is losing control of her oldest children. While thirteen-year-old Martha Shepherd constantly has her head in the clouds, dreaming of an unrealistic future, Frank, is determined to prove he is no longer a boy and has made a solemn promise to himself to break with tradition and live a future life of wealth and prosperity, turning his back on what is expected of him, to follow in his father's footsteps. Prepared to break all the rules installed by his parents to accomplish his goals, Frank's rebellious actions soon initiate a series of catastrophic events.Bruce Brunswick, the Squire’s mysterious, disfigured and crippled brother, resides at the gatehouse on the Brunswick Estate. Renowned for his eccentric and often sinister behaviour, he soon finds the opportunity to take advantage of Frank's rebellious ways as a means to threat and blackmail the Shepherd family, while at the same time, cover up his own immoral actions.With one disaster after another, the Shepherd family find themselves at their wit’s end. Thrown into a state of turmoil they are forced to flee from their lifetime home to escape the looming threat and shameful scandal which surrounds them.Secrets of the gatehouse is a moving story about strong family ties and the enduring power of a family who is tested to their limits.The miracle of how love has the strength to change and influence characters is apparent throughout the story where twists and surprises are never far away.

(4.6)

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Situated in the heart of Cheshire, Hatherton Farm is a run-down, smallholding positioned on the Marshall’s prestigious six-hundred-acre Estate. For three generations, a family feud has been the cause of misery and bitterness between the aristocratic Marshall family and the humble Browning family.
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In eighteen fifty-one, the cruel and selfish, Joshua Browning sets sail from Liverpool to join the Californian gold rush, leaving his wife and twin sons behind, to run Hatherton Farm. Squire Cameron Marshall soon plots a way to regain the few acres of land, which he believes are rightfully his. Taking advantage of Gracie Browning’s vulnerable situation, she soon finds herself exposed to lies and blackmail and at the mercy of the unscrupulous Squire. For the sake of her cherished sons, Gracie is compelled to make some huge and detrimental sacrifices.
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With no alternative than to flee from their homeland, a terrible catastrophe inflicts a momentous and lasting change to the Browning family.
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In their search for work and a new life, Oliver and Archie head towards London. During the journey, Oliver meets a young farm girl which marks the beginning of a unique friendship. After suffering from her own personal loss, Sally Potts feels as though the hand of fate has thrown her and Oliver together, but their relationship is soon to be tested on a grand scale.
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From Cheshire’s scenic countryside, the distinguished outskirts of Oxford, and to the impoverished rookeries of London’s East End; spread over thirty-three years and witnessing wealth and poverty, love, loss and betrayal and unexpected twists, Gracie’s Pride is a gripping epic, guaranteed to intrigue and entertain.

(4.4)

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Although born and bred in the cosy hamlet of Sommerville Brook, it is not until Honeysuckle Bell is orphaned, in eighteen-thirty-six, at the age of twelve that she begins to realise how her late parents spent their entire lives as unwelcome tenants and were constantly ostracised by their hamlet neighbours.
On becoming Honeysuckle's guardian, Ruth Waldron seizes the opportunity to satisfy her vengeance, which has been eating away at her over the years. She demonstrates no kindness or compassion towards Honeysuckle, leaving her vowing to marry for wealth over love in her determination to seek the grander life that her late mother had always yearned for and to leave the sleepy hamlet when she matures.
Having been sheltered throughout her childhood, Honeysuckle is completely oblivious to the deep-rooted secrets and disturbing history between the Bell family and the Waldron family, until she stumbles across her mother’s journal.
The discovery, along with the untimely eviction from Ruth Waldron’s cottage, forces Honeysuckle on a hasty and premature journey in search of some answers.
Honeysuckle is a hamlet girl at heart and her desperate need to be part of a family often causes her amiable and affectionate nature to overpower what is best suited for her.
In her search for answers, Honeysuckle soon finds herself in a completely different world from the secure and peaceful hamlet and thrown amongst the poverty, disease and unscrupulous villains of London's East End.
Join Honeysuckle on her hazardous and often life-threatening journey from a girl to a young woman, where love is found in the most unexpected places and the truth is often deeply buried.

(4.6)

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At the age of fifteen, Katherine Widcombe, the niece of a baronet, is found missing from her bed whilst visiting her maternal aunt in Bristol. She is returned to her aunt and uncle’s home, Widcombe Hall, blindfolded and with the weight of a terrible secret on her young shoulders.

Six years later, she is invited to spend Christmas with her cousin, Philippa and her new husband Conrad, Earl of Croston. She is horrified when Conrad confesses his love for her. Dismayed by the awful truth of her past, Katherine returns to the Hall and decides to accept the marriage proposal of Sir Herbert Fox, a man thirty years her senior.

But marriage doesn’t bring her the peace she craves and in fact, she discovers that her husband has secrets of his own and this will bring terrible consequences for Katherine.

These consequences will mean a perilous journey and privations that a woman of Katherine’s wealth and rank would never be expected to endure and will draw on all her strength and courage to overcome.

(4.0)

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The sudden and untimely death of Eleanor Jackson's father, during the summer of eighteen seventy-five, brings to light a shocking revelation. For nearly fifteen years she has been kept in the dark, concerning her family’s state of affairs. As Eleanor’s privileged world comes tumbling down, she and her mother are destined for a life of poverty and hardship.A chance encounter with the handsome, August Miller initiates the beginning of a relationship, which has everlasting effects on both him and Eleanor, leaving them powerless to ignore the overwhelming surge of love, which has ignited in their hearts. When Eleanor’s life is struck by yet another devastating tragedy, changing it dramatically, she becomes estranged from August and fearful of never setting eyes upon him again. August’s unyielding adoration for Eleanor increases with every passing day, causing his life and the prospect of a life without her, to become unbearable. Resolute that he will never give up searching for her, August Miller is determined that one day, the beautiful, Eleanor will become his bride. Tortured by the disturbing knowledge that they might find themselves parted forever, ‘Searching for Eleanor’ is more than just a love story. It is a touching and often heartrending tale of adoration, faith and certainty. From a love kindled during the briefest of meetings, refusing to be extinguished by the passing of time or circumstance, this is the poignant story of two people whose hearts are as one, even through separation and trauma.

(4.4)

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The Wild Poppy moves at a quick pace and there are a few little surprises too. Readers will find themselves stamping their feet in frustration at times, and then cheering the heroine on as she plows through the narrow-mindedness of late 1800s society. 5 Stars - Reviewed By Joanie Chevalier for Readers’ Favorite

Living during the time of Florence Nightingale and the first woman doctor, Melody Kinsman is determined to succeed as a newspaper reporter. But in 1864, a female reporter is unheard of and because of the prejudice of the male establishment, Melody finds it difficult to persuade an editor to buy her articles.

She finally confronts the attractive but enigmatic owner of the Cork Street Journal, Guy Wyngate who reluctantly gives her the opportunity to prove herself. But first she must face the difficult challenges thrown at her, since Guy wants to test her commitment to the newspaper business.

This commitment will have consequences on her future happiness with the man she gave her heart to when a young girl and to another who is waiting to win her love.

(4.2)

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Since her mother’s death, Charlotte has been reared by her Aunt Faith. But her childhood has been plagued by strange knocking on her bedroom door in the dead of night. A summons she never answers since she fears what might be waiting for her behind the door.

After meeting Noel Chandler, a tutor at the university in Cambridge, Charlotte and her cousin, Adele, visit his home, Martlesham Manor, a Tudor House in Suffolk.

Noel is actually Squire Chandler and when while there, Charlotte learns the story of Prudence Chandler who, in the seventeenth century, was denounced as a witch by her husband and mother-in-law and consequently hanged.

Charlotte becomes absorbed with the story of Prudence and realises there are many mysteries at the Manor. Who is the woman who moves silently around the house at night? Why is there a terrible feeling of dread that permeates the old building? And why do the birds fly low since there is always a threat of rain hanging over the Manor?

As their love grows, Charlotte and Noel start to uncover the truth of his ancestral home. But the truth will involve Charlotte more intimately than she could possibly imagine.

(4.0)

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Having lost her mother the previous year, twelve-year-old Lucy Paget tries to make a contented life with her father on their farm in Ilkley, Yorkshire. But her father, Sid, would rather spend his time and money in the public house.

One day in a fit of pique, Sid sets her up on a chair and tries to sell her to the men in the public house. There are no buyers until a certain gentleman shows an interest and decides to take up the offer.

Edwin Beaumont has plans for poor Lucy and for the next eight years, she is trapped in a life of secrets and deceit as she adopts the guise of Edwin’s daughter.

Meeting her ‘cousin’ Theo Keeton brings some consolation and over time, his friend Matthew Raynor wins her heart.

But Edwin’s deception will not only lead to heartbreak, but Lucy has to face the truth that Matthew might not be the man she thought he was when he is suspected of murder.

(4.1)

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Journey into one dark, wounded heart. By 1825 Lucy has escaped from poverty and found true love married to a good man. Knowing Lieutenant Karl Thorsen still feels a hopeless passion for her, Lucy tries to help him find happiness with Elizabeth, a feisty young American. Then a charming, talented and mysterious artist comes into their lives. Intrigued, Lucy does not see the signs of impending tragedy stealing towards them. She ignores all warnings and pays a high price for her folly. When she disappears, the clues suggest one man but surely he cannot be guilty? Something is not quite right. A piece of the jigsaw is missing.

(4.4)

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A pearl comb comes into the possession of three courageous and remarkable women over two centuries.

Living during the time of the Battle of Waterloo, Christabel is feisty with an overactive imagination. She's in love with a soldier who only wants to use her to advance his military career.

Victoria, living in the mid-nineteenth century, is sweet-natured but haunted by the loss of her child.

Finally, there is Jenny, a 21st century career woman who is unable to sacrifice her pride and forgive the man she loves.

The pearl comb weaves its way through the centuries; a witness to the despair, loss, hope and dreams of these women. And the men they love.

(4.5)

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Finalist winner in Historical Romance 2020 Readers’ Favourite
Awarded a Chill Book Premier Reader’s Award in 2019

Isabelle Asquith has only one ambition in life and that is to become an opera singer. To do this she must attend The Royal Academy of Music in London and become classically trained. Isabelle is a widow and has a young son to support and the fees for the academy are beyond her means as a music teacher. Her only recourse is to apply for the annual scholarship.

In the summer of 1885 after losing the scholarship for a second time and eager to earn more money, she decides to answer an advertisement. This simple act and the meeting of a mysterious man named ‘Karl’ could change her life forever if she is brave enough to accept his offer.

In the coming years, Isabelle is destined to discover not only her true potential, but also the lengths she is willing to go to realise her ambition.

(4.3)

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2013 International Book Awards Finalist
2013 Grace Awards Finalist
2013 Selah Awards Finalist
2013 Readers' Favorite Finalist
2014 Book Goodies Best Cover Contest Winner YA category

The Door is the first book in the Seventh Dimension Series that combines contemporary, historical, and fantasy elements into a Christian "coming-of-age" story. A curse put on Shale Snyder, because of a secret, shrouds her with insecurity and fear. Following suspension from school, Shale's best friend isn't allowed to see her anymore and she feels abandoned by her family.

When a stray dog befriends her, she follows it into the woods. There she discovers a door that leads to another world--a garden with talking animals, demonic underlings, forbidden love, and a king unlike any other. Can Shale overcome her past, defeat the underlings, and embrace her eternal destiny?

(4.2)

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As the granddaughter of both an earl and a viscount, Venice is not expected to take up a profession. But this has not prevented her from wanting to train as a doctor even though London in the 1920’s doesn’t completely accept women physicians and Venice has an uphill struggle to realise her ambition.

Blissfully unaware of her grandmother’s secret and the actions she took forty years before, Venice concentrates on her dream to become a physician.

Meeting the mysterious Tristan Cavell throws her into turmoil. She is not only physically attracted to him, but also intrigued by the secrets he seems to keep. Tristan comes from the poverty of the East End of London and is a veteran of the Great War. He has done well for himself and owns a lucrative hotel and nightclub. But he also owns a casino, an activity that is on the fringes of the law.

Venice must decide how her relationship is to progress with Tristan and she uses a unique method he understands.

All the while, her grandmother’s secret waits in the wings to bring terrifying consequences for Venice. She and Tristan will have to face these consequences together and this will test their love for each other. The tangle of echoes from the past will change their lives even though the events occurred many years before they were born.

(4.3)

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Since childhood Nyssa Wheeler has lived with her stepsister Gwen in a small house in Fulham, London.

Nyssa possesses the ability of a psychic empath and can read people’s emotions through touch. This ‘gift’ has enabled her to pursue the work of a private investigator.

In the year 1904, she decides to take the position of companion to the Dowager Lady Kirby, living at Kirby House near Bodmin in Cornwall. Here she meets the dowager’s two sons, Sir Howel, the sixth baronet and Captain Daveth Kirby, newly home from fighting the Boers in South Africa.

Although seeking a quieter life, Nyssa is drawn into the mystery of the disappearance of Lady Marie Kirby, Sir Howel’s new wife. Her investigation involves her in the legend of the Beast of Bodmin Moor, a creature that supposedly prowls the moor.

As the deaths mount up, Nyssa and Daveth must find the murderer before Nyssa, herself, becomes the next victim.

(4.1)

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England, 1942. After three years of WWII, Britain is showing the scars. But in this darkest of days, three lives intertwine, changing their destinies and those of many more.

Dr Archibald McIndoe, a New Zealand plastic surgeon with unorthodox methods, is on a mission to treat and rehabilitate badly burned airmen – their bodies and souls. With the camaraderie and support of the Guinea Pig Club, his boys battle to overcome disfigurement, pain, and prejudice to learn to live again.

John ‘Mac’ Mackenzie of the US Air Force is aware of the odds. He has one chance in five of surviving the war. Flying bombing missions through hell and back, he’s fighting more than the Luftwaffe. Fear and doubt stalk him on the ground and in the air, and he’s torn between his duty and his conscience.

Shy, decent and sensible Stella Charlton’s future seems certain until war breaks out. As a new recruit to the WAAF, she meets an American pilot on New Year’s Eve. After just one dance, she falls head over heels for the handsome airman. But when he survives a crash, she realises her own battle has only just begun.

Based on a true story, "The Beauty Shop" is a moving tale of love, compassion, and determination against a backdrop of wartime tragedy.

(4.6)

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In the late nineteenth century Lydia Prescott has no ambition to settle down to marriage until she has travelled and seen the world. But her life and emotions are shaken up when she meets Doctor Russell Brooks. Unknown to Lydia, Russ is actually an electronics engineer and living in 1998. They are linked by Lydia’s home, Prescott Grange on the outskirts of Worcester. In Russ’s time, this has been converted into stylish apartments and he has discovered a winding staircase that leads him into the Victorian era.

Russ finds he’s attracted to the beautiful fair-haired young woman; a woman very different from those he knows in the twentieth century. But is their love possible when it spans over one hundred years?

Russ endeavours to turn himself into a nineteenth century gentleman hoping to win Lydia’s heart by playing to her rules. A rival in the person of Doctor Aiden Kinkard spoils his endeavours since Kinkard is determined that Lydia will become his wife.

Russ hopes that one day he will persuade Lydia to live with him in his time, but this has terrible consequences for Lydia and will put her life in danger. As Russ learns more about Doctor Kinkard and begins to question the man’s motives and identity, he comes to realise he has met pure evil.

(4.2)

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"An extraordinary narrative"
"Beautifully told - stays with you long after the last page is sadly turned."
"Carefully pieced together from personal and official documents, oral testimony and material objects"

A true story of love and reconciliation in the aftermath of the Second World War

Minny leaves Germany on a bitterly cold morning in December 1946 and travels to England to marry Jim, a British Intelligence Corps soldier in the Allied armies that defeated the Nazi regime in 1945 and occupied the devastated nation. She has survived British and American bombs and witnessed the destruction of Aachen, her ancient and beautiful city. How will a German woman cope in austere post-war Britain, where she is still regarded as the enemy? Illustrated with almost 100 images and original documents, The Bride's Trunk describes the adventures of an unremarkable piece of luggage and three generations of its owners, whose journeys across Europe are determined by the turbulent events of twentieth century history.

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“An extraordinary narrative, pieced together from original documents, about a couple who were determined not to let war defeat them. 70 years ago the British government passed a law allowing British men to marry German women, but little thought was given to the life that those German women would find, in the aftermath of the second world war. This heart-warming tale brings alive childhood and adolescence in pre-war Germany, followed by a new life in the old enemy country."
Jackie Ashley, President of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, and journalist

“Scant attention has been paid to the 10,000 or so German women who married British soldiers at the end of the Second World War. In this often moving account, Ingrid Dixon traces the story of her own parents, one a former secretary for the German police, the other a British soldier from the Intelligence Corps, both of whom were caught up in the chaotic last months of the Third Reich and its immediate aftermath. Their story is carefully pieced together from personal and official documents, oral testimony and material objects, including the old trunk which survived the vicissitudes of war to carry the bride’s worldly possessions to her new home in Liverpool.”
Professor Peter Wilson, Chichele Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford 

“A gripping and moving story, with excellent illustrations, which really evokes time and place and is a sensitive treatment of the conflicting feelings associated with war.”
Dr Philip Towle, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

(4.4)

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All that it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Daniel Tynton, a reformed smuggler, and his old enemy, Lieutenant Karl Thorsen, embark on a quest to rid the ‘diamond isle’ of corruption and impoverishment by those who lure cargo ships onto rocks. Against Daniel’s wishes, his wife Lucy follows him to the island where she risks her life to save his.
All the conflict points to one cruel and ruthless man. In the midst of all the turmoil, Karl finally finds a woman he can love but she belongs to that man.
Book Two in The Dark Moon Trilogy

(4.5)

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If you could see the memories of every person you met would it be a blessing or a curse?

John Calabrace's life has been in havoc since he was a very small child. He spends his life fighting through a flood of memories, most of which are not his own. The second he is touched by another person, he knows every memory & feeling they have ever experienced, and those memories stay permanently etched in his head.

What might seem to be a wonderful gift to some, also has its dark sides. John flees college, finding solace in the Navy serving on a Navy ship and then aboard a nuclear submarine. That relative peace and isolation of submarine life is quickly taken away after being extracted and recruited into a world of espionage to unlock other secrets from around the world.

Is he an angel, is he a monster? Even the military men/ government handlers can't decide. While John may know everyone else's secrets, he also has secrets of his own. Those he feels, he can reveal to no one..

THE REFLECTION OF INNOCENCE, is an technothriller with strong military espionage influences

"I recommend it to readers who enjoy historical fiction with a touch of paranormal." - Onlinebookclub.org

"Fast paced and suspenseful. The Reflection of Innocence is a fantastic mystery book with an interesting twist."

"I applaud his usage of historical content blended with action and adventure—essential elements that make a mystery novel hard to put down."

(4.2)

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When Harriet Grace discovers her grandfather is going blind and unable to operate the railway signal box, she decides to go against the rules and man the signals herself. This will set off a spiral of events when her deception is discovered and the authorities are informed.

Harriet must attend a Board of Trade Inquiry and explain her actions. Forced to leave their small cottage, Harriet and her grandfather move to York to live in the same boarding house as the man she loves, Edward Hainsworth, a locomotive fireman.

But her move to York will be the catalyst for many changes in her life including the opportunity to work as a telegrapher and clerk with the York Constabulary. Meeting handsome Detective Constable Mackinnon Taylor brings her mixed emotions.

On a visit to the signal box, Harriet intercepts a strange coded telegraph message leading to the discovery of a shameful secret, the implications of which will threaten the lives of Ned and herself as they pursue an abduction and possible murder.

(4.3)

41 reviews*

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When Lady Margaret Hutchinson abandons her illegitimate daughter in 1863, she does not foresee the consequences of her actions. Set in Victorian Oxfordshire the story of Poppy Woods tells of a courageous girl, who from her very first breath suffers neglect and cruelty. Illegally Adopted by the tight-fisted and merciless Sidney Woods and his lazy wicked wife, life in the quiet hamlet of Hurst proves to be a daily challenge for Poppy, only softened by her caring neighbours who take it upon themselves to keep a watchful eye over her. A close and loving bond with the Greenfield family is formed over the years. Ella Greenfield is like a true sister and a childhood love for Arthur Greenfield blossoms, but when relationships turn sour and Poppy feels forced to leave the only home she has ever known, a mysterious woman finds the perfect opportunity to step in. As the past catches up with the cold-hearted Lady Hutchinson, the risk of her dark secrets being exposed determines her to once again take drastic action. How far is she prepared to go?
Yearning for a normal life and her true love, it is Poppy's inner strength and bravery which enhance her determined spirit.

(4.6)

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Winner in the 2014 Literary Classics Book Awards for faith-based YA fiction, a finalist in the 2014 USA Book Awards for religious fiction, winner in the 9th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards for spirituality, and finalist in the visionary category for the 2015 International Book Awards.



After a series of devastating events, a gifted seventeen-year-old Israeli boy becomes the focus of a wager between good and evil. Marked by one, he travels to first century Israel and meets a doctor who becomes his mentor. When he unwittingly makes a pact with the devil and the girl he loves is betrothed to another, his life takes a different course - until his eyes are opened. Trapped in the seventh dimension, how far will God go to save him?

(4.5)

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Forgotten Objects traces the life of Anna d’Amio, daughter of opera singers Louis and Francesca d’Amio, from Mussolini’s Italy to the city of Pittsburgh during the mid sixties. The novel proper is made up of three parts: Italy, Cuba and United States. Married at seventeen and widowed at twenty, Anna leaves war-torn Italy to find her fortune in Cuba, she eventually meets Ramón Contreras, a wealthy tobacco grower who later becomes her second husband. The idyllic world that the couple had so laboriously built suddenly comes crashing down after the communist take over of the island and Ramón’s sudden and violent death.

Now with two daughters under her care, Anna soon realizes that there is no future for them in Cuba, so she opts to send them to the United States through the Pedro Pan Program. Eventually she comes to the US herself, but by then the girls have been placed in foster homes. It is during this stage of her life, penniless and without influence, that she must make the greatest sacrifices to regain custody of her daughters. At the end of the novel, we find a series of letters, all dated 2005, that were exchanged by the sisters after their mother passed away. Anna left behind a box containing a collection of sundry items that she had collected throughout her life. Cognizant that these were significant for their mother, they attempt to piece together a sketch of her life through these forgotten objects.

(4.8)

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Families support and aid each other don’t they? Especially in the Yorkshire Dales, in 1887. Life can be hard but gentle, kindly Tizzie has been a loving help from her brother, Jack, his wife, Maggie, and their three boys and one girl, Agnes. She is happy to work herself down to skin and bones as a dairymaid for them. Tizzie’s one dream is to see that young Agnes will not suffer her spinster fate and it is sharp young Agnes who helps Tizzie suspect, see and then uncover Jack and Maggie's treachery. Now she knows what has been done to her she is determined to free Agnes. With only her wits to guide her, Tizzie attempts to right years of wrongs and set Agnes free.

Editor's selection and short listed in the Historical Novel Society's Independent Novel Award and also short listed in the M.M.Bennetts historical Fiction Award.

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For 21st century career girl, Liberty Taffet, the idea of making a catastrophic mistake is unthinkable. To get away from two-timing heartbreaker, Dr Nicolo Nylander, and a rapidly collapsing new business venture, she sets off to visit Regency England. She knows the secret, she’s done her research – what could possibly go wrong?

Landing in London’s Swinging Sixties pursued by two unknown men and unable to remember who she is, she is befriended by Gemma. Gemma’s loveable brother is full of fun and soon Liberty is having more excitement than she ever believed possible. Yet why do two strangers keep appearing, seemingly from nowhere and what are their intentions?

Regency England has been forgotten and it takes the right man to remind her – and the wrong man to enforce her decision.

Follow Liberty on her dangerous adventure in time.

(4.3)

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The Seventh Dimension Award-Winning Series continues in "The Castle."

Haunted by a recurring dream of his missing father in a mysterious castle, 17-year-old Daniel is captured by the Romans and finds asylum in the Temple. There he discovers a scroll that reveals his future concerning a wager between good and evil.

But the stakes are raised when he witnesses the trial and crucifixion of Yeshua. The convergence of time with supernatural events creates a suspenseful ending and leads to the fourth book in the Seventh Dimension Series, The City.

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'A grandfather clock has a face and a voice. As its name suggests, it is more than a piece of furniture; it is a member of the family'
Richard C.R. Barder 1983

DECEMBER 1880. There will be no jolly Christmas cheer this year. The harsh winter had descended; snow blankets the ground and the lake is frozen solid. Within the walls of Clement Cottage, the fire is dwindling, its embers barely bright enough to cast the shadow of the broken man upon the wall. Cole is lost in his deep sadness; he has just one heartfelt wish. To be re-united with his beloved, the soulmate so cruelly stolen from him - Cornelia.

A sad mournful ticking comes from a blackened corner of the parlour where a longcase clock is hidden. Tall and stately, noble of face, loud of voice and keeper of great secrets, he is Grandfather Time. Bestowed with the gift of magic from Old Father Time himself, as he begins to chime out the magical hour of midnight, can he grant Cole his wish?

The book includes An Introduction to Grandfather Time.

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Kidnapped by a Viking raider on her wedding night might turn out to be a blessing from the gods.

Geira Sorensdotter awaits her new husband, but she's filled with doubts about the man and the marriage. Those doubts are forgotten when the village is attacked, her husband is struck down and she is tied up and carried off amidst the raid.

Kori Thorfinnson has waited years to take revenge against the man who murdered his wife. But he soon finds the innocent young woman he's taken as his personal slave is not his enemy, despite her marriage to his foe. Her courage in defying him, her caring heart, and the fiery passion she shares stirs feelings Kori hasn't known since his wife died. Afraid to lose Geira, he binds her to him in many ways – not only with rope, but with his body, his collar and his mark.

Geira quickly learns just how despicable her husband was, and despite her difficult circumstances, grows to care deeply for Kori, her captor. Still, dreams of freedom linger. But once she finds herself with child, she must plan her escape, to save herself and her baby.

However, Kori has plans of his own.

** Contains explicit love scenes featuring A Kinky Twist on History! bondage, spanking, ménage à trois scenes and more!

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Prepare to be disturbed…

A private investigator hunts for his client’s missing stepdaughter in a
dieselpunk Los Angeles while keeping secrets of his own…

A middle-aged recluse has a phobia about teenage girls…

In a medieval England, what do the women get up to when all men and boys
fall asleep every full moon? A young boy and his alchemist master try to
find out…

Will Charlotte Bronte be tempted by the devil…?

All this and more as dark, quirky fantasy and wonderfully disturbing
horror mix seamlessly in this collection of short stories from British
writer, Liz Tuckwell.

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PleaFaded Dreams is an epic autobiography by my fellow writer and good friend Carlos Rubio. Beyond being a very personal story of a young man growing up to the backdrop of this remarkable country of Cuba, there is as well a political subplot of a country that is dragged through the mud by one of the most ruthless dictators in recent world history. The people who populate his world all fantastically come alive on the pages; Carlos does so well in telling how special they were to him, and are still special today. This book now gives us a close-up, in your face look at the very human side of Cuba as seen from a young man who lived there and experienced it as could be described as its rise and fall.

Carlos was sent to the United States at a young age by his parents after Castro took over. Things there only get worse. Living in the safety and prosperity of the United States as an adult, Carlos periodically looks at photographs of family and friends he was so fond of in those days before the Revolution. They are no longer alive, but his doting on those photos vividly brings them back to life on the pages -it gives the reader a sense of timelessness and tells how powerfully a childhood was impacted by those people, especially the incredible person that was his father, a man from whom he could never separate himself.se enter manually

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It is New Year and people in the village are making plans. A father and son visit a disused aerodrome and find a mysterious link to their past. In Spring a young boy is entranced by nature as he follows a hare. A marriage enters its death throes with a terrifying drive. In May a gardening competition re-kindles an old rivalry. There are dastardly deeds at the Summer Fete, but real violence erupts later in the year with an influx of newcomers at harvest time. In November a new arrival to the village learns the importance of first impressions. As the year ends the whole village comes together to overcome imminent danger. These twelve, inter-linked stories portray a year in the life of the village and its inhabitants, as four generations of the Marshall family negotiate the hazards of modern life. Babies are born, children grow, matches are made or marriages founder and death, both anticipated and unlooked for, pays a call.

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Set at the end of the nineteenth century, a gripping story of Stella, a beautiful young woman in her twenties. Already the Lady of the grand Sunny Meadow House on the outskirts of Oxford, due to her marriage to the wealthy and much senior James Headly, when James suddenly becomes bankrupt Stella is faced with some devastating changes in her life.
During a journey to London in search of work, James is set upon, robbed and left for dead. Taking advantage of James’s loss of memory, the evil Claudia Wiggins, sets out to achieve her lifelong dream. Stella’s discovery that she is with child, shortly before learning that she is a widow, makes her determined to find a way to financially support herself and her unborn child. With the help of Hetty, Stella’s former maid, Glorious Bakes is opened in Oxford’s High Street, but life for Stella is never without its traumas and complications.

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From the author of Catch The Moon, Mary comes this epic drama spanning seven decades. Set against a backdrop of war in 1930s’ Europe, Grace Fieldergill, a starry-eyed young actress from Devon, moves to London to pursue her dream of becoming a star. The lovable boarders of Wyncote House, a ladies-only establishment, take her under their collective wing and share her triumph when she is accepted into the brilliant young John Gielgud’s company as Peggy Ashcroft’s understudy. When Peggy misses a show one night, Grace gets her chance. Watching her performance that evening are two people who will change her life forever, London’s most famous actress, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, and a man whose love she never thought she could win.

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The year is eighteen sixty and at seventeen, May Huntley has lived all of her life in the quiet hamlet of Ashley Green, Cheshire, with her loving ma. One November night, a terrible tragedy occurs which is set to change her life forever. Taken in by the kind and elderly Mrs Weaver, who feels she must disclose some shocking family secrets, and warn her of the impending danger, May is left distraught. Finding herself in the evil hands of the ruthless Bill Haines, from the East End slums of London, May’s life is in grave danger. While Jack Turrell and his father Bart go in search of May, her family secrets continue to unravel, bringing more shocks and surprises, and a blossoming romance between her and Jack.

(4.5)

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A collection of five short stories:

Deep in the World of the Dead – Former Army soldier, Ben, tries to settle into civilian life and moves to a new town to audition as a Big Band trumpet player. But when his housing arrangements fall through, he learns how easy it is to become homeless through no fault of his own. Dark clouds sometimes have a silver lining and none shine brighter than those with romance attached.

Judge Not – You know what they say about assumptions. A holidaymaker in Italy makes the mistake of misjudging and is humbled when, at last, she discovers the truth. Love comes in different guises.

Angela – Angels come in all shapes and sizes, and some of us have entertained them unaware. As the poet says, “God moves in a mysterious way”.

A Wonderful World – The loss of a loved one can lead to loneliness, but new doors stand open.

One Stolen Kiss – Set in 1814 England, this is a prelude to Anna Faversham's Dark Moon Trilogy. Daniel, a key figure in the smuggling community, becomes aware of a young girl who will change his life.

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Northamptonshire, 1865.
The callous Sebastian Harper returns home from a hunting trip on Bushel Farm with the devastating news that his younger half-brother, Johnnie, has lost his life in a tragic accident. Sebastian has always believed that he should have been the sole inheritor of Bushel Farm when his father passed away, and now, with Johnnie out of the way, Sebastian is free to carry out his wicked plans for the future. With no love lost between himself and Johnnie, Sebastian is under the impression that he can simply take his half-brother's place and claim everything that belonged to him, including Rose, Johnnie's beautiful, young wife.
Rose is forced to take drastic actions and escape from Bushel Farm with her young son, Alfie, to a safe place, far from the ruthless Sebastian’s evil clutches. With only a few shillings to her name and no relatives to shelter her, Rose's journey to freedom begins in the dark hours of night and marks the beginning of a series of events which will have a huge effect on the rest of her life.

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He saved her Life – Can The Gods save her Heart and Soul from the mysterious loner's Dark Desires?

Fearing an arranged marriage, Thora Korisdotter flees her village, vowing never to return. With her two pet wolves beside her, she is confident in her safety, protected by the loyal animals. But outlaws attack, wounding one of her beloved pets. Only a mysterious stranger saves her from certain death. Now in his debt, she must repay him as he asks – with her body.

After being cast out of his clan as an outlaw, Ari Hugisson has wandered for years. The time of his banishment is nearing its end, and Ari has the proof he needs to clear his name and unmask the real murderer – his brother. His journey is delayed when he comes across a beautiful woman under attack. Compelled to save her, he also knows exactly how to claim the debt she owes, using the passion lurking under the surface of her fiery nature.

Betrayal cuts deep with the revelation Ari has lied and knows well the man Thora was to wed. But the passion he stirs is unlike anything she has ever known, even if he insists on treating her as little more than a slave.

When Ari confronts those who would see him killed, will Thora stand beside him, even at the risk of losing her family – and her heart?

** Contains explicit love scenes featuring A Kinky Twist on History! bondage, spanking and more!

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What if you have to survive undercover in a hostile land?
A single slip can lead to arrest, torture, execution. Who can be trusted? Discover what kept Churchill's secret saboteurs alive in occupied France, Holland or Thailand - or didn't!
'A fascinating and important study of a long-hidden corner of SOE history.' Dr Roderick Bailey, Pembroke College, Oxford, Advisor to BBC TV series ‘Secret Agent Selection: WW2’.
The men and women who served as agents of the World War 2 Special Operations Executive were courageous. But courage was not enough. They also needed to learn the caution and suspicion that might just keep them alive, deep undercover in enemy territory.
Guardians of Churchill's Secret Army tells the stories of the extraordinary men who taught them those skills and thought processes. They helped trainee agents learn how to seem innocuous while preparing resistance, subversion and sabotage. Each spoke several languages. Many became agents themselves and faced danger with great bravery; that’s part of their story too. All played a crucial role in the global effort to undermine the enemy.
We find them not only in the Baker Street Headquarters of SOE, but also in night parachute drops, in paramilitary training in the remotest depths of Scotland and in undercover agent training in isolated English country houses. We follow them to occupied France, to Malaya and Thailand under threat of Japanese invasion, to Italy and Germany as they play their part in the collapse of the Axis regimes. Their stories are inspiring.
If you like discovering the true stories that underpin the history of the Second World War, then you'll want to read this authentic book. Author of Setting the Med Ablaze, Dr Peter Dixon has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and four decades of military and peacebuilding experience. In the tradition of Antony Beevor and Ben Macintyre, he shines a spotlight on a crucial area of the Special Operations Executive.
Enjoy reading Guardians of Churchill's Secret Army and explore a little-known aspect of World War 2 history.

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Outside the city an army awaits the signal to attack.....Will our heroes survive?Inside the walls fourteen year old Nathan, his older cousin, Rebecca and their friend, Atta, face an uncertain future. Each of them has a vital decision to make. Each has a perilous journey to undertake.
In war-torn Al Andalus King and Emir vie for supremacy. Bandits and pirates roam land and sea in the wake of armies, as our heroes set out on their desperate journeys to find freedom and safety. If they are to succeed, they must first face down their fears and decide what sort of a people they want to be.All of them will change.
NOT ALL OF THEM WILL MAKE IT HOME.
Praise for the author, J.J.Anderson and her previous work
'I look forward to many more titles.' A Cheeky Booklover (Goodreads book reviewer)
'I look forward very much to further works by this author.' - Amazon review
'The author has a real ability to create images and atmosphere through finely observed and compressed descriptions of people and places.'- Amazon review
'I shall look out for the next publication from this talented writer' - Amazon review
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'Captain Charles Kennedy' parachuted into a moonlit Austrian forest and searched frantically for his lost radio set. His real name was Leo Hillman and he was a Jewish refugee from Vienna. He was going home.
Men and women of Churchill’s secret Special Operations Executive worked to free Austria from Hitler's grip. Many were themselves Austrians who had fled Nazi persecution. Trained and equipped by SOE, they courageously returned to their homeland. Some died in the attempt.
Their moving stories are part of the history of how Austria recovered her sovereignty.
'An extraordinary and compelling account of the little-known operations of SOE and Austria in World War Two. Peter Dixon shines a light on the bravery of the agents, in a narrative told with colour and vivacity, yet great sensitivity and meticulous research', Dr Helen Fry, author of Spymaster.
'A valuable and well-researched account of a little-known aspect of SOE’s operations’, Paul McCue, Secret World War 2 Learning Network

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This non-fiction, colour-illustrated book describes my close relationship with old postcards. I've been collecting postcards since the nineteen seventies and now own over two thousand of these charming, beautifully quirky historical items. I started fanatically collecting them while writing my thesis on Fantasy in Postcards at art college, where I was studying for a graphic design degree. My thesis won me a first with distinction, whereas my graphic art annoyingly gained me only a 2:2. I was asked by my art history tutor to lecture on the subject of Fantasy in Postcards. As I was only twenty-one at the time, I didn't feel ready. I opted to write this book instead. All the cards in my book are from my own large collection.

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Please enter manuallyDuring one of the worst storms of November 1857, a young woman embarks on a desperate journey from London to Oxfordshire, hoping to reach the safety of her grandmother's home, where she grew up. In the relentless, torrential downpour and the gusty, chilling gales, the crippling pains of childbirth, force Faye Butler to deliver her heavy load on a soaked and muddy ditch by the side of the desolate highway. Exhausted, terrified, and completely alone, in the blackness of night, a baby girl enters the world.Meanwhile, as daybreak arrives after a disastrous evening in a London gentleman's club, Harry Fairbanks, a supposedly wealthy businessman is returning home to Harberton Mead House in Oxford. After losing virtually everything he owns at the gaming tables, he is left penniless and in debt.In a distraught state, and dreading having to break the news to his wife, Delia, of six years, his troubled mind prevents him from nodding off in his carriage and as dawn breaks, Harry suddenly catches sight of a discarded bonnet, fluttering in the wind upon a mound of mud. Ordering the coach driver to immediately halt, Harry Fairbanks is heartbroken by the harrowing scene which befalls him; a whimpering newborn, submerged in the cold muddy bog alongside her deceased mother.After rescuing the infant, and taking her home, Harry's life is made even more difficult when Delia and the staff at Harberton Mead become suspicious as to how Harry came upon the child. But, after succeeding to convince her that his story is the truth, Delia Fairbanks, who has yearned for her own child for many years, soon forms a strong attachment with baby Faye. In a desperate bid to try and recover some of his lost finances, Harry returns to the gaming tables of London where he becomes acquainted with Lyle Dagworth, who he finds in a state of melancholy. His eccentric wife, Marjorie Dagworth, who after seven months is still in full mourning over the tragic loss of her young baby, is driving him to despair and he fears for her sanity. When Harry discovers that Lyle Dagworth is a man of great wealth, he formulates a devious plan and offers Lyle the opportunity to purchase baby Faye.Whilst being entertained at Lyle Dagworth's impressive London home in Grosvenor Square, unknowingly to Harry, the bailiffs descend upon Harberton Mead and strip the house bare of its furniture and items of value, leaving Delia in a scornful rage. With the prolonged absence of Harry along with the threat that baby Faye will soon be taken from her and put into the workhouse, Delia decides that it is time to steer her life in a different direction and devote herself entirely to the precious baby who means the world to her. An intriguing, heartwarming novel with many unexpected twists and surprises. Guaranteed to tug on your heartstrings.

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It was Christmas 1942. Eleven young women braved the attentions of Nazi U-Boats in the deep Atlantic on their way to North Africa. About to play their part in defeating Hitler, they called themselves the First Eleven.
According to Winston Churchill, the Mediterranean was the key to defeating the Third Reich. And a crucial part of undermining Fascist power in Italy, France and the Mediterranean islands would be subversion and sabotage. But the undercover fighters needed a springboard to spearhead their operations in the ‘soft underbelly’ of Europe.
Those eleven young women joined heroic soldiers, sailors and secret agents at the Special Operations Executive’s new North African base. Code-named Massingham, it was hidden away among pine trees by a Mediterranean beach. SOE, America’s OSS and the French intelligence agencies worked together to undermine cruel regimes.
This is the remarkable story of Massingham. Its life was short. Less than two years after its formation, its multinational job was done. British, American, French, Italian, Spanish: together they played a key role in the Second World War.
Alongside the espionage of MI6 and the strategic deception of ‘A Force’, Massingham’s men and women launched covert operations at dead of night: by parachute, by submarine, by canoe easing silently on to a deserted beach. In the tradition of Antony Beevor and Ben Macintyre, this book reveals an aspect of WW2 history that has remained hidden for far too long.

(4.4)

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Toby Blake is a skilled con artist and a convincing liar. His overpowering desire to gain wealth and social standing at any price cast a devastating effect on the lives of his family, and anyone who crossed his path. His determination to better himself and make Helen Whipple his wife was only the beginning of a life of deception which left a tangle of lies behind him. When Helen’s daughter was left to raise Toby Blake’s only child under his strict and ruthless rule, Hester was determined to honour her mother’s wish, and the promise she had made to her. Hester’s strong love for her sister and the vow she had made to protect her from the evil ways of Toby Blake, meant a youth spent like a caged bird, desperate to find a way of escaping and of keeping her sister safe. Being forced to suddenly leave London for Oxford in 1873, Hester lost all contact with her only friend and childhood sweetheart, Harvey Gladstone, and as Toby Blake became trapped within his web of lies, he was prepared to take extreme measures, regardless of the consequences. How far was Toby Blake willing to go? Would Hester ever find freedom and her true love? A gripping tale of love, betrayal, and family loyalties.

(4.4)

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It's 1642, and England is tearing itself apart over religious differences. The King won't bend and the Puritans won't compromise. Jacob Emerick, of the Merchants Emerick, shipping owners, must save the family's gold and ships from the loyalists to the King, who will do anything to help their despot. The Puritan extremists want those ships and the gold too.

Both sides are prepared to use any methods, including murder, to seize everything the family owns. Jacob has to prevent this happening and learns, through bitter experience, just what determined bigots will do as he struggles to find justice for his family and friends.

In three short months he sheds the easy bravado of privileged youth to become a thoughtful powerful fighter, a man wanting peace.

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This is Pride and Prejudice with a twist, the classic story takes place in a universe where gender roles are reversed. When Miss Bingley rents a house in Meryton, she meets the lovely John Bennet and her friend, the proud Miss Darcy meets his enchanting brother, Elijah Bennet.

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Celebrate 100 years of Dance in America, as we FlashBack to dance favorites like the The Twist, Running Man and Ballroom Dance with special appearances by your favorite Vampires!
** Re-Live your favorite Dance fads like Disco Dance, Hip Hop, Lindy Hop, Charleston, The Twist, Cabbage Patch and many others throughout 100 years as we Celebrate American Dance!
** A Fan Favorite’s satire and spoofs of great TV Shows and Movies from 1900-2000!
** Flashback as we Flashdance back in time to revisit dance styles, as told by the great “fictional” Vampire Dancers of all time!
** Time travel as we discover the Dances that Americans loved for the past 100 years. Music, politics, cars, celebrities, fads also played a part in how important dance was in our Culture for over 100 years!
** What is your favorite decade of dance?

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While writing this book I placed most emphasis under writing a good story. The book is good at holding the reader engaged and at times it can be rather entertaining. It starts with an introduction to the story of Dracula, followed by the pre-story of Dracula and then the story of Dracula. Then we can begin with the actual plot line of the book.

It is a manuscript ready to be made into a movie after buying the rights from me. If you plan to make a movie and thereby buy the rights for it get in touch with me first. Since I have all the personas, drawings and pictures of all the things I have described in the book.

At the end of the book you should have two questions. First what happens next? Second why did he choose to end it off like that?

The book is written as a manuscript.

(3.8)

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In 1872, Bryce Ackerman leaves England for India hunting two groups of army officers, who spent their leave competing to see which group could rape the most young ladies. Bryce's own fiancée was raped and he is after vengeance. Can he find the officers and bring some sort of justice and satisfaction for the young women and their families?

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When Antheia loses her parents at the age of seventeen, she must leave her childhood home and travel to Lancashire to live with her maternal uncle and family. Arriving at Sedgwick Abbey, she meets her new relatives and discovers she might not fit in with the lifestyle of a noble family. Her uncle doesn’t seem to be interested in her and her younger cousin, Felix, treats her with contempt.

However, she cannot ignore the wild beauty of that part of England. While exploring, she discovers a derelict cemetery and a mysterious sarcophagus that seems to have a profound effect on her, causing feelings of utter sadness and despair.
Meeting her elder cousin William, and his American friend Joel, changes her life forever. In William she finds a friend and in Joel the sparks of first love.

Family whispers about her grandmother's disappearance many years before, intrigues Antheia, especially since there's a suspicion she might have been murdered. Antheia endeavours to make Sedgwick Abbey her home, even though the man she's falling in love with must travel to America to join the Union Army. While she waits for Joel’s return, she's determined to follow the clues and discover the secret that lies heavily within the Abbey, completely unaware she's putting her own life in danger.

(4.7)

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James Whyle takes on the war genre with an eloquent narrative and a command of language and style that captures the fragility and bleakness of the time. There is no doubt that Whyle is a masterful storyteller.

The Book of War tells the story of a boy who comes to manhood in a war. William Kentridge has called it, “a rare feast”, and Rian Malan, “a very good book, possibly great.”

An illiterate European child is stranded on the southern tip of Africa. The British and the Xhosa have been spilling each other’s blood for eighty years and the kid signs up for the conflict in the hope of steady meals and a few shillings a month.

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A book of clear verse. Geese migrate through its lines. Tall ships leave Liverpool Bay. An iceberg breaks free of Antarctica. Ivory burns in Kenya. The healing of the rift between nations is contemplated. An exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art is visited. The crossing of the Rubicon is dared. Franz Kafka writes his tales. The spirit of T.S. Eliot revisits The Waste Land. Shakespeare drinks with his acting company. Autumn in Yerevan, Armenia, is mirrored. Utopia is mused on. Childhood is remembered. Love celebrated. Archie Leach sails from Bristol to New York. Matthew Flinders becomes the first man to circumnavigate Australia. Noah's ark moors on mount Ararat. The death of the last white rhinoceros is lamented. Weland the smith lifts his hammer. Hugh Minn finds an alien in his loft. Various other visions and inspirations are explored. Readers of these lines will hopefully find them worthy of study.

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Catch the enchantment of 16thC and 17thC Japan, country of the misty mountains, towering castles, (shiro) with magical shrines. There are gods and spirits lurking everywhere to catch the unwary, and of course, that code of honour, of duty at all costs, which shapes the life of the honourable samurai. The four stories in this anthology, based on the myths and legends of Edo Japan, of the best of the Samurai era, capture the scent, sense and mystery of old Japan.

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Dexter Davis, a down-on-his-luck handyman in Bangor Maine has started having troubling dreams about a young woman who is in some kind of trouble. When Etta Slade, a farmer's wife, asks him to find Amos, her missing husband, the troubling dreams start to take on a new and sinister meaning. Then another dream girl walks into his life, and this one is flesh and blood. Lu is a waitress with long legs and a past. Witty enough to keep up with him and a gal who will go fishing at the drop of a hat. She'll even make the sandwiches, as long as she doesn't have to bait her own hook.

Can he and Lu find the missing farmer and the young girl in time? The answers may be in Bangor Maine or perhaps across the border on the reservation. To make matters worse, Etta’s mentally challenged son may be the only witness to the disappearance, or is he somehow involved?

Meanwhile, a pandemic is raging across the country. School systems have shut down and the Republicans and Democrats are fighting like cats and dogs while millions are out of work. People wonder if we'll ever get back to normal. Yup, between Polio and the depression, 1937 is one tough year.

But Dex has seen tough times before. After the big war he came home a damaged man, clinging to his sanity and living in a barn with his horse, Ed. Lu’s father is missing at sea, and she is living with her over-bearing mother while she saves up for her own place. A recent relationship ended badly, and time is not on her side, as her mother often reminds her.

Nothing comes easy. A crooked cop, a madam, and a couple of her henchmen try to stop them from finding the truth. Everyone is looking for Amos Slade, or maybe just his money that disappeared along with him and his young sweetheart.

Visit 1937 Bangor Maine, a city known for its rowdy past as a lumber town where wood cutters from the lumber camps came to let off steam and spend their hard-earned cash. Canadian whiskey flows across the border. Guns are easy to come by and the lives of a couple of locals don't mean much to some.

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The eye for detail that author Willee Amsden demonstrates in every paragraph creates a gritty but beautiful recreation of 1930s America, helped in no small part by the authentic cast of characters led by Dexter and Lu. Both protagonists feel fully fleshed out and realistic as their aspirations and flaws pull them ever closer to the center of the engrossing mystery at the heart of this narrative. Overall, Dream Girl uses a many-layered approach to its mystery that allows for the protagonists to delicately peel away lies and intrigue, with each freshly peeled layer giving a deeper insight into the world around them. An authentic slice of American history with a deep and exciting mystery at its center. I'd highly recommend this book to all...
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Walk tells the story of a nightmarish scramble along the wild coastline of South Africa by the survivors of the wreck of the Grosvenor on 5 August 1782. Having decided to walk to the Cape of Good Hope, beginning at Lambasi in northern Pondoland, the few survivors ended up in the dune deserts not far from what we now know as
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Walk takes the reader, step by step, day by day, on young William Hubberly’s horrific trek. While indisputably fiction, Walk sails a good deal closer to the historical truth than most nonfiction you will read and is a haunting parable on the meeting of Europe and Africa.

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I have always enjoyed writing historical stories set on the edges of the well known. The underdog against the conqueror. Here we have a tribal Germanican living under the conquering Romans. Becan, a Germanican, has been a long way from home, trading with the Romans to earn enough wealth to go home and marry his betrothed and much loved sweetheart. She's promised to wait, despite her father. Becan, returning home after four years, looks forward to marriage. He's earned the right to marry her and she's waited for him. Or has she?

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Happily married to the rich and handsome Hugo Bowland of Redstone Lodge, Hannah is convinced that she has everything and more than she could ever wish for until the past finds its way back into her life and she becomes haunted by childhood memories and secrets. Beneath the apple blossom tree follows the early life of Hannah, a young girl who at only a few days old, was abandoned outside the orphanage in Little Orangewood. Set in the nineteenth century the story tells of well-kept hidden secrets and the heartache of forbidden love between the barriers of the social divide. Rescued from the impoverished orphanage, Hannah is adopted and given a golden opportunity to live a full and privileged life, but it is not a life without heartbreak and emotional upheavals. When Hannah's beau, Gilbert King, mysteriously vanishes from the village of Little-Orangewood where he teaches at the local school, contrary to her adoptive father's beliefs, that he has merely endeavoured on a hasty escape to avoid any premature marriage commitments, Hannah is convinced that there is a more sinister reason behind his disappearance. A family bereavement and a chain of events forces Hannah and her family to leave the village to embark on a new and very different style of life. Now unable to pursue Gilbert's whereabouts, he is left to face his dire circumstances alone and loses all contact with his first love. A spiteful and younger orphan who becomes consumed with jealousy when a chance meeting brings her face to face with Hannah is determined to take revenge for the fact that she has not been given the same prosperous opportunities. Her unforgivable behaviour has detrimental and long-lasting effects on the lives of many. Will Hannah ever be free from her closely guarded secret and find true happiness again and will Gilbert King ever find true happiness again?

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It is February 1265 and our heroes return home to find that their city has changed. Can their friendships and affections survive the new order? Rebecca is love-lorn and persecuted; Miguel is now the head of the Delgado family; Ben, the reluctant hero, pines for the past and Atta is desperate to find his father, held hostage by bandeleros. Together with Nathan, the runaway with dangerous new friends, their story unfolds as King and Emir jostle for power in the mountains. Nathan and Atta still wear their rings, but, in a cruel twist of fate, Juan’s lost ring re-emerges, carried by someone who threatens Rebecca’s future and her happiness. Meanwhile the bandits join forces with a new and dangerous ally. As an audacious plan to rescue Atta's father is hatched, the friends are separated once again, each of them in great danger.Can they survive and find their way to safety and each other? FRIENDSHIP FOREVER
The Silver Rings is the second in the Al Andalus series. Reconquista, Book I in the series, was long listed for the Mslexia Childrens Book 2016 Award.

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Whitechapel, London, 1836 Born into poverty and hardship, and living in the filthy squalor of the tenement buildings, Ruby Skinner’s decision to approach the unscrupulous East End villain, Donald McCoy, for help, ends in disaster. In a desperate bid to finance a move to rescue her ailing mother to the fresh air of the countryside, Ruby’s plan does not go as expected, and she realises, too late, that she has made a huge mistake, which will consequently shape the rest of her life. Robert Thornton , a wealthy business man from the affluent area of Reigate, also had the misfortune of suffering from the under hand dealings with McCoy, and when curiosity forces him to pursue Ruby Skinner, the barriers which have always divided the social classes of the nineteenth century are put to test by the power of love. The thoroughly spoilt Clarissa Parker who has had her eyes set on Robert Thornton with the intention of becoming his wife, is not prepared to give him up easily, and with her malicious plans, sets out to destroy Ruby and Robert’s happiness.When Ruby suddenly disappears, leaving behind her two year old daughter Victoria, Robert's search for her ends in vain, and leaves everyone to believe that she has somehow met with her death. Following in her mother's footsteps, nineteen years later, Victoria flees her home, to escape the unsuitable arranged marriage to the wealthy land owner George Stone. In his determined search for her, Robert's journey uncovers much more than he set out to find.

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ON THE CAROUSEL is a modern historical novel. It relates the story of a young man’s journey through the London of the 1980s – against the background of Thatcherism and Madonna and Cabbage Patch Dolls – as he enjoys the benefits of success, but then starts to re-assess his values and priorities.

In the early hours of New Year’s Day 1980, Adam Gough – a recent graduate, whose career was put on hold following a traumatic event the previous year - is walking home through the deserted City of London to his small bed-sit in Bow. He is suddenly confronted by three strange-looking women, one of whom addresses him with a prediction: “You will have riches. But you will also have a secret. A secret of death and fire”. Shortly afterwards, he takes up a post as a Junior Analyst with a firm of economic consultants.

Adam finds that the people with whom he is working are a mix of characters – the intelligent, the diligent, the vacuous, the bombastic, the spiteful, the useless. The Chief Economist - a media darling – is consistently and spectacularly wrong with his forecasts, but in continual demand for his views on the future economy. Another senior colleague - a continual fount of pretentious management jargon – is, to Adam’s astonishment, no less successful when dealing with the company’s major clients.

Adam thrives in this environment, progressing through the company’s hierarchy and up the property ladder. He is feted for his expertise in identifying the key business trends at home and overseas.

However, as the 1980s unfold, Adam derives a growing awareness of the variable fates of those with whom he comes into contact – whether on the walk from Holborn to Waterloo Station or on a trekking holiday in the Himalayas. This causes him to reflect on the values – love, family, respect – that he holds most dearly.

The decade produces winners and losers, the cast list of which extends to those with whom Adam is (or has been) most closely involved. The narrative concludes in a dramatic final climax, as the precise meaning of the woman’s prediction is revealed.

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"Take a magic carpet ride back in time back in time to meet Egyptian queens, The Mummy, Frankenstein and Dracula.

•Playboy Dracula charms Nefertiti in ancient times, while his descendant playboy Drake puts the move on our Cousin TeeTee in our time.
•Cleopatra began her journey as one of the most beautiful woman in the world. A jealous rival, Ammut, turns her into an ugly duckling. Will Gene the Genie still love her?
•Queen NayTure can control the powers of the universe, change night into day, change mortals into vampires. But can she control her heart from falling from falling in love with a man who also loves Malice?
•Princess Aaliyah, daughter of Cleopatra and Prince Nate Ram is a belly dancer trying to win the heart of King Tut. Her doppelganger, Alyce, belly dances to win the affection of Hutch, Tut’s descendant.
•Queen Salome, the immortal vampire has acquired some new allies from her witch coven to continue her battle against her enemy Ro’Zha. Ro’Zha, a mortal harem dancer, begins her journey on a magic carpet ride. A genie sends her to the future to meet her doppelganger Granny Rosa Smith, a powerful witch.


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Dance History Tribute to:
•Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Beals, Debbie Allen, Janet Jackson, Gregory Hines, Mel Brooks, John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Deney Terrio, Liza Minnelli, Sonny & Cher, Elvis Presley, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Annette Funicello, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Cyd Charisse, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Chubby Checkers, Judy Garland, Diana Ross, Buddy Ebsen, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Eleanor Powers, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Busby Berkeley, Bill Bojangles Robinson, Nicholas Brothers, Carmen Miranda, Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Rita Moreno, Loie Fuller, Cheryl Burke, Peta Murgatroyd, Derek Huff, Maksim Chmerkovskiym, Lacy Schwimmer, Benji Schwimmer, Eliana Girard
•Dancing with the Stars!
•So You Think You Can Dance!
•Join your favorite dance celebrities past, present and future as they compete to DANCE OR DIE!
•Celebrate every holiday from January through December and Vamptember with an homage to recipes from the upcoming cookbook from the Author

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The Peacock Queen marries the Vampire King, a power hungry maniac who manipulates time to suit his needs. Can her love stop him and save the world? With dark magic, Drake becomes the first African American and Vampire President of the United States. Welcome to the new USA, where vampires rule and dance is banned. Dump Trump and forget about Hillary this election year. Drake is our new ruler, whether you like it or not!

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This is an uplit (cheerful) historical novel set in 1898 to 1900. The novel is set in India, Australia and the bulk in New Zealand. Although there is a slightly more than my usual amount of romance it is not a romance but a Victorian historical, looking at how a young woman grows up, learns to cope and make choices and decisions for herself as best she can under 19thC social expectation for women.
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What? Leave India? Move to the colonies and make a new life there? Melisande, appalled, gazed at her brother and fiancée. She loved her life in India. She’d been cossetted, loved and happy there. Of course the plague meant a radical change, but they could still live on the family’s small estate couldn’t they? But, no. Brother Jeri didn’t want to live in India, neither did fiancée Richard. Both young men, filled with excitement at the thought adventure in the colonies, were determined to go, and Melisande must go with them. Her life turned upside down, rushed into her wedding, onto a ship and off to Australia, and finally New Zealand, Melisande has to learn how to run a home and cope with New Zealand, a life so different from her Indian one. Can she make a home and a life as happy as her Indian one?

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You can see yourself going down a road when you come to a crossing. One road has a sign saying “True Story of Dracula (Hardcover)” the other has “True Story of Dracula (Kindle)”. You cannot make up your mind which one to take. The hardcover version is meant for the ones who really want the experience to go along. Whereas the Kindle edition is for the ones who really do not care about the attributes but value the text, how it has been written and whether it is a good story. The hardcover version has a lot more graphical images than does the Kindle. The graphical effects that are applied to the hardcover version make you want to continue. On the Kindle it has no aura.

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Great book that is entertaining and it was sometimes hard to put it away. I would recommend it to everyone who is interested in history, Dracula or interested in reading a good book. Anrijs

I really love this little story…… Last night I read it and now I want to say to everyone that this is a great story. Thank you MARTIN. Virginia

Dracula certainly the most chilling terrifying book ever written; it's really the best horror story in my eyes. shirley

You may have seen every Dracula movie ever made, but you do not know the real Count Dracula until such time as you have read this book. Of course, unless you have been living under a rock, you will know the general plot line, but I assure you there is a wealth of rich material buried throughout the text that is sure to excite, intrigue, and surprise you. Michael Ryan

This book is a very good read and the author wants to make it feel like you are there experiencing it together with the characters. nene

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God's Good Works: Stories to Treasure and Tales to Ponder is a heartfelt faith-based collection of anecdotes and insightful lessons drawn from everyday experiences. It also examines the current American and global political climates through the lens of biblical eschatology.

Beginning in 2020, the battle between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Darkness exploded with Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, and the January 6, 2021 “Capitol insurrection.” Could we be living in the final days before the coming New World Order and the rapture of the Bible-believing Church?

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