Tag: historical fiction

An Ignorance of Means

An Ignorance of Means

| November 1, 2019

In 18th century France, women had few choices and little chance to shape their destiny. Within these limits, Catherine Drummond dreams of a marriage as supportive and tender as that of her parents, but on her wedding night her new husband relates his own vision. Catherine’s desire for sweet domesticity is crushed when Robert Picard […]

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The Dodo Knight

The Dodo Knight

| October 28, 2019

“I have it on very good authority that a muse must have their heart broken six times before they can die.” Alice Liddell was the muse for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. But before the book was published, a rift opened between Carroll and the Liddell family. Also dubbed the “Liddell Riddle,” historians still speculate […]

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Floating in the Neversink

Floating in the Neversink

| October 25, 2019

“Her keen observations are those of a Jewish teen coming of age…. This novel too has its dark edges, as Simon explores complexities of friendship and family.” —The New York Jewish Week “A thought-provoking and beautifully written book that will challenge how its readers think about how an individual weaves the tapestry of her family’s […]

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The Munich Girl

The Munich Girl

| October 21, 2019

Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends. The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s. Plunged […]

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The History Teacher

The History Teacher

| October 10, 2019

“Susan Bacon’s THE HISTORY TEACHER is a rare thriller . . . scrupulously researched, cagily and compellingly plotted and eminently credible. . . . thought-provoking as both history and fiction. And oh yeah, a pleasure to read, written, sentence by sentence, with the eye of a shrewd observer and the ear of a writer who […]

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“CUP”

“CUP”

| October 3, 2019

The life of a young woman unable to hear, speak, read, or write. Christmastime in England, 1925, a young woman in tattered clothing arrives at the door of the home of John and Anna Thorpe, begging for food. Soon, realisation comes that she is unable to hear, speak, read or write, with evidence of brutal […]

The Making of Theodore Roosevelt

The Making of Theodore Roosevelt

| September 18, 2019

This a fictionalized account of a true story – the tale of how two rough Maine woodsmen took a young Theodore Roosevelt under their wing in 1878 and introduced him to the beautiful but unforgiving woodlands of the Northeast. Under their guidance, the frail but strong-willed New Yorker becomes a worthy outdoorsman, an experience which […]

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Hippies

Hippies

| August 15, 2019

By 1970, the hippie scene was faltering, a victim of both inner contradictions and external forces. The Vietnam war resistance, psychedelic drugs, sexual openness, the freedom of the commune – it seemed that everything about the 1960s could be incredibly liberating or wildly destructive. Against this backdrop, Jazmine, Ziggy, Ragman and a coterie of hippies […]

By the Hands of Men, Book One:  The Old World

By the Hands of Men, Book One: The Old World

| August 14, 2019

A soldier fights for his soul in the trenches of France.  A field hospital nurse battles death every day.  Are duty and honor enough of a reason to go on in the hell of a world at war? A mere mile from the blood-drenched front lines, Russian refugee and nurse Charlotte Braninov encounters English Lieutenant Robert Fitzgerald, […]

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Winter’s Child: a novel

Winter’s Child: a novel

| August 14, 2019

BURIAL RITES meets THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO in the world of the Italian Renaissance. Set against the colorful backdrop of 15th century Florence, RJ Hervey tells the stunning tale of Amadora Trovatelli, a workshop apprentice who, after miraculously escaping from a horrific fire, swears to kill the nobleman who took everything from her. With […]

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