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Ian McEwan collection

Ian McEwan collection Atonement: Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose. On a hot summer day in 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between […]

Alice Hoffman collection

Alice Hoffman collection The Dovekeepers: Over five years in the writing, The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of imagination and research, set in ancient Israel. In 70 C.E., nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. […]

Margo Maguire collection

Margo Maguire collection The Bride Hunt: Her life is in the hands of a man she dares not love . . . Lady Isabel Louvet is a woman of noble birth, wit, courage, and beauty. But though these qualities make her an excellent bride, they cannot save her when, on the night she was meant […]

Paula McLain: Love and Ruin

Paula McLain: Love and Ruin The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha travels alone to Madrid to […]

Sarah MacLean collection

Sarah MacLean collection Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake: A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen’s club. Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left […]

The Gaslight Stalker by David Field

The Gaslight Stalker by David Field Jack the Ripper is stalking the streets of London. Can anyone stop the serial killer before more women are murdered? London, 1888 Whitechapel is full of the noise of August Bank Holiday celebrations. Everyone is in high spirits until a woman – Martha Turner – is discovered brutally murdered. […]

Lisa See: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Lisa See: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, “one of those special writers capable of delivering both poetry and plot” (The New York Times Book Review), a moving novel about tradition, tea farming, and the bonds between mothers and daughters. In their remote mountain village, Li-yan […]

Nancy Moser collection

Nancy Moser collection Mozart’s Sister: The year is 1763. Eleven-year-old Nannerl Mozart is performing before the crowned heads of Europe with her younger brother, Wolfgang. But behind the glamour lurk dark difficulties– the hardship of travel, agonizing bouts of illness, and the constant concern over money. Their father, Leopold, is driven by a desire to […]

Simone St. James: The Broken Girls

Simone St. James: The Broken Girls A suspense novel from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare… Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it’s located, there are […]

James Holland collection

James Holland collection The Battle of Britain: ‘If Hitler fails to invade or destroy Britain, he has lost the war,’ Churchill said in the summer of 1940.He was right.The Battle of Britain was a crucial turning point in the history of the Second World War. Had Britain’s defences collapsed, Hitler would have dominated all of […]