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The Sapphire Widow

By Dinah Jefferies - Published 2018

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The breathtaking scenery of Ceylon is the true hero of this novel, as the descriptions of its verdant hills, turquoise seas, ancient estates, ...Read Review

The Game of Hope

By Sandra Gulland - Published 2018

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Children/Young Adult

At the close of the French Revolution, fifteen-year-old Hortense de Beauharnais—step-daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte—is attending Madame Campan’s Institute for Girls, ...Read Review

Mrs. Osmond

By John Banville - Published 2017

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Literary

Isabel Osmond (née Archer) has disobeyed her husband, Gilbert, and left Rome to visit her dying cousin in England. After the funeral, ...Read Review

Winter Sisters

By Robin Oliveira - Published 2018

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Saga

In Robin Oliveira’s follow-up to My Name is Mary Sutter, it is fourteen years after the Civil War, and Albany, New York, ...Read Review

The Silent Companions

By Laura Purcell - Published 2017Published 2018

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Thriller

Ghost stories are having a revival at present, and Laura Purcell’s The Silent Companions, set in the 19th century, is a worthy ...Read Review

The Maze at Windermere

By Gregory Blake Smith - Published 2018

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Literary

Five stories ebb and flow, anchored by their location: Newport, Rhode Island. In the present day, a washed-up tennis player’s drunken wager ...Read Review

How to Stop Time

By Matt Haig - Published 2017Published 2018

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Time-slip

This is a book about time travel, but not travel back in time. The hero, known in the present as Tom Hazard, travels ...Read Review

The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us

By Keith Lowe - Published 2017

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Nonfiction

Lowe’s new book picks up where his previous one, the excellent Savage Continent, left off. Moving beyond the devastation in Europe in ...Read Review

The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors

By Dan Jones - Published 2017

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Nonfiction

The Templars gives you what it says on the cover: a narrative history of the Knights Templar, and it is detailed, scholarly, lengthy ...Read Review

A Column of Fire

By Ken Follett - Published 2017

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Epic

This engrossing book is the third novel in Ken Follett’s Kingsbridge series. The first two were worldwide best sellers and the third ...Read Review

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