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Wisdom's Daughter

A Novel of Solomon and Sheba

This is the tale of Bilqis, the Queen of Sheba, who rules the spice lands and bows before the will of the Goddess. This is the tale of Solomon, the King of...

India Edghill India Edghill

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The Temple Dancer

A Novel of India

India, 1657. When Maya, a graceful, young temple dancer with a mysterious past, is sold into slavery, she enters a world of intrigue, violence, and forbidden...

John Speed John Speed

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The Mercy Seller

A Novel

In the fifteenth century, with religious intolerance spreading like wildfire across Europe, English-born Anna Bookman and her grandfather, Finn, earn a living...

Brenda Rickman Vantrease Brenda Rickman Vantrease

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Mr. Emerson's Wife

This portrait of a marriage between a young, strong-minded girl and one of America's greatest philosophers joins the ranks of bestsellers like Girl with a...

Amy Belding Brown

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The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette

A Novel

Imagine that, on the night before she is to die under the blade of the guillotine, Marie Antoinette leaves behind in her prison cell a diary telling the story...

Carolly Erickson Carolly Erickson

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Delilah

A Novel

Given to the temple of Atargatis as a child, Delilah is raised to be a priestess to the Five Cities that rule Canaan. She grows up under the watchful eyes of...

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India Edghill India Edghill

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Love and Ghost Letters

On the outside, Josefina Navarro’s life seems fortunate enough—she lives with her father and her nursemaid, Regla, who raises her after the death of her mother...

Chantel Acevedo

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The Borgia Bride

A Novel

A dangerous seductress...Her ruthless brother...And the spirited and ambitious woman who comes between them.

Jeanne Kalogridis Jeanne Kalogridis

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I, Mona Lisa

“My name is Lisa di Antonio Gherardini Giocondo, though to acquaintances, I am known simply as Madonna Lisa. My story begins not with my birth but a murder,...

Jeanne Kalogridis Jeanne Kalogridis

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Passion

A Novel of the Romantic Poets

In the turbulent years of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, three poets—Byron, Shelley, and Keats—come to prominence, famous and infamous, for...

Jude Morgan

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The Arms of God

A Novel

Alice is making her daughter dinner when her mother Olivia, who left her at a day care center when she was four-years-old, appears at her door. Although Alice...

Lynne Hinton Lynne Hinton

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The Book of Loss

Set in the perfectly realized world of imperial tenth-century Japan, The Book of Loss is a gripping novel of sexual jealousy at court. A renowned storyteller...

Julith Jedamus

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The Last Wife of Henry VIII

A Novel

Author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette Courageous, attractive, romantic, intelligent, Catherine Parr became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Her...

"...Author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette Courageous, attractive, romantic, intelligent, Catherine Parr became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Her.... Author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette   Courageous, attractive, romantic, intelligent, Catherine Parr became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Her story, as Carolly Erickson re-creates it, is page-turning drama: from the splendors of the Field of the Cloth of Gold to the gory last years of the outsize King Henry, when heads rolled and Eng..."

Carolly Erickson Carolly Erickson

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The Thief of Time

John Boyne has become internationally known for his acclaimed novels Crippen and the bestselling The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Now, for the first time in the...

John Boyne John Boyne

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Love and War in California

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The Sweeping Novel of a Twentieth-Century California Life Love and War in California tells the story, through the eyes of Payton Daltrey, of the last sixty...

Oakley Hall

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Honolulu

From the bestselling author of the “dazzling historical saga” (The Washington Post), Moloka’i, comes the irresistible story of a young immigrant bride in a...

Alan Brennert Alan Brennert

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The Master of Verona

In 1314, seventeen year old Pietro Alighieri travels to Verona with his father, the infamous poet Dante, at the invitation of its leader, the legendary...

David Blixt

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Daughter of the Sun

Seventeen-year-old Hoshi’tiwa had a simple life: The daughter of a humble corn grower, she planned to marry a storyteller’s apprentice. But her world is turned...

Barbara Wood

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The Secret Life of Josephine

Napoleon's Bird of Paradise

The bestselling author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette and The Last Wife of Henry VIII returns with an enchanting novel about one of the most seductive...

Carolly Erickson Carolly Erickson

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The Tsarina's Daughter

From the bestselling author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette comes a dramatic novel and powerful love story about the last Russian imperial family. ...

Carolly Erickson Carolly Erickson

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The Devil's Queen

A Novel of Catherine de Medici

From Jeanne Kalogridis, the bestselling author of I, Mona Lisa and The Borgia Bride, comes a new novel that tells the passionate story of a queen who loved not...

Jeanne Kalogridis Jeanne Kalogridis

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Sarah's Key

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks...

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Tatiana de Rosnay Tatiana de Rosnay

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The Lion of Cairo

The Assassin paid no heed to his quarry’s death throes. His attention remained fixed on the long blade in his fist, on its pommel of yellowed ivory carved in...

Scott Oden

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Becky

The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher

Becky Thatcher wants to set the record straight. She was never the weeping ninny Mark Twain made her out to be in his famous novel. She knew Samuel Clemens...

Lenore Hart Lenore Hart

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