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Ambrose Parry: The Way of All Flesh

Ambrose Parry: The Way of All Flesh A vivid and gripping historical crime novel set in 19th century Edinburgh, from husband-and-wife writing team Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman Edinburgh, 1847. City of Medicine, Money, Murder. Young women are being discovered dead across the Old Town, all having suffered similarly gruesome ends. In the New Town, […]

James A. Michener collection

James A. Michener collection Hawaii: Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener brings Hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959. As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor, the land remains untouched for centuries—until, little more than a thousand years ago, […]

Tessa Dare collection

Tessa Dare collection Romancing the Duke: In the first in Tessa Dare’s captivating Castles Ever After series, a mysterious fortress is the setting for an unlikely love . . . As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would […]

Wilbur Smith collection

Wilbur Smith collection When the Lion Feeds (Courtney #1) : Something always dies when the lion feeds and yet there is meat for those that follow him.’ The lion is Sean, hero of this tremendous drama of the men who took possession of South Africa in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Sean and […]

Justina Ireland: Dread Nation

Justina Ireland: Dread Nation Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require […]

Pearl S. Buck collection

Pearl S. Buck collection The Good Earth: This tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the […]

J.D. Davies: The Journals of Matthew Quinton series

J.D. Davies: The Journals of Matthew Quinton series 1662. Cromwell is dead but Charles II presides over an uncertain court. Now, with rumour of treason brewing in the Scottish Isles, the king needs men he can trust… Men like young Matthew Quinton, a loyal but inexperienced sea captain. Matthew’s first command was lost at sea […]

Griff Hosker: Dragon Heart Series

Griff Hosker: Dragon Heart Series A young Saxon boy and his mother are captured by Viking raiders and taken to a new home. Thanks to an old one armed warrior he finds his true destiny. He wins his freedom and becomes a Viking himself. Forced to sail the seas for a new home they have […]

Griff Hosker: Anarchy series

Griff Hosker: Anarchy series The throne of England is slipping from King Henry’s grasp. His only son has drowned in the English Channel and the predators are gathering ready to devour both England and Normandy. When the last of King Harold’s Housecarls returns to England to die he brings with him a reluctant hero who […]

Julian Stockwin collection

Julian Stockwin collection Kydd: Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized by the press gang, to be a part of the crew of the 98-gun line-of-battle ship Royal William. The ship sails immediately and Kydd has to learn the harsh realities of shipboard life fast. Despite all that he goes through in […]

Marita Conlon-McKenna collection

Marita Conlon-McKenna collection The Magdalen: The wide open spaces of Connemara, filled with nothing but sea and sky, are all lost to Esther Doyle when she is betrayed by her lover, Conor. Rejected by her family, she is sent to join the ‘fallen women’ of the Holy Saints Convent in Dublin where, behind high granite […]

Claire Evans: The Fourteenth Letter

Claire Evans: The Fourteenth Letter ‘Exuberant plotting and witty prose. Great fun.’ The Times Phoebe Stanbury was killed in the summer of secrets… One balmy June evening in 1881, Phoebe Stanbury stands before the guests at her engagement party: this is her moment, when she will join the renowned Raycraft family and ascend to polite […]