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Secrets in a House Divided: A Novel of Civil War Richmond

By Clara Silverstein - Published 2018

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During the summer of 1864, young wife and mother Amanda Ayers Carter is struggling to survive with her daughter Nell in their Richmond home ...Read Review

When Winter Comes

By V.A. Shannon - Published 2018

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A narrator known as Mrs. Jacob Klein attempts to set the record straight about the ill-fated Donner Party, which left Independence, Missouri, to ...Read Review

Varina

By Charles Frazier - Published 2018

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Biographical Fiction

At Saratoga Springs in 1906, the widowed Varina Howell Davis relates pieces of her life’s journey to visitor James Blake (aka “Jimmie Limber”), ...Read Review

Savage Country

By Robert Olmstead - Published 2017

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Western

It’s 1873, and the vast American West is a place of wondrous untamed natural beauty and unrestrained violence. Elizabeth Coughlin, a lovely widow ...Read Review

The Indigo Girl

By Natasha Boyd - Published 2017

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With her younger brothers away at school in England, and her father’s departure, 16-year-old Eliza Lucas is left to manage three plantations ...Read Review

The Confessions of Young Nero

By Margaret George - Published 2017

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Biographical Fiction

The awesome power, political maneuverings, decadence, and general nastiness of ancient Rome are brought vividly to life in this hefty, lavishly written novel ...Read Review

The Woman on the Orient Express

By Lindsay Jane Ashford - Published 2016

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Biographical Fiction

In October 1928, noted mystery novelist Agatha Christie boarded the Orient Express, bound for Mesopotamia. Still smarting from her divorce and wanting to be ...Read Review

The Summer Before the War

By Helen Simonson - Published 2016

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The highly capable and well-educated Beatrice Nash arrives in the coastal village of Rye in Sussex, England, to take up her new post ...Read Review

The Conqueror’s Wife

By Stephanie Thornton - Published 2015

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Biographical Fiction

After witnessing his father’s murder at games celebrating a royal wedding, the handsome, god-like warrior Alexander of Macedon ascends the throne as ...Read Review

Cleopatra’s Shadows

By Emily Holleman - Published 2015

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Biographical Fiction

While Cleopatra is universally known, her older and younger sisters, Berenice and Arsinoe, have been relegated to mere footnotes in history. Author Holleman ...Read Review

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