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The Portrait

by Claire Foster

"The Portrait" is a fun Regency romance that’s steeped in historical details. Immersed in the period of the second Napoleonic War, Cassandra Austen’s lively "The Portrait" is the epitome of a Regency romance. It includes musical... Read More

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Conflict on the Yangtze

by Delia Stanley

"Conflict on the Yangtze" is fast-moving novel that’s full of exciting escapades. In Greg Kater’s historical novel "Conflict on the Yangtze", covert military missions involve drugs and politics. In post-World War II China, civil wars... Read More

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Becoming Herself

by Edith Wairimu

As its lead character forges her identity against the more restrictive expectations of those around her, "Becoming Herself" is inspiring. In Maureen Reid’s compelling historical novel "Becoming Herself", a woman’s role in her... Read More

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Vintage 1954

by Eric Patterson

What happens when you combine UFOs, a vintage bottle of wine, and time travel? You get Antoine Laurain’s fantasy novel, "Vintage 1954". Four newfound friends—Hubert Larnaudie, a property manager; Julien, a bartender; Magalie, a... Read More

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Elizabeth of Bohemia

by Meg Nola

David Elias’s "Elizabeth of Bohemia" brings Elizabeth Stuart, the daughter of England’s King James I, to life. Elizabeth was married at age sixteen to Prince Frederick of the Palatinate. Her intelligence, candor, and strong will... Read More

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The Phoenix of Florence

by Katie Asher

In search of ultimate freedom, a broken young girl transforms after a devastating tragedy in Philip Kazan’s "The Phoenix of Florence". Choosing the path of a soldier and then a master swordsman, Onoria completely abandons her former... Read More

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Courting Mr. Lincoln

by Karen Rigby

Louis Bayard’s "Courting Mr. Lincoln" begins its story of Lincoln when he was still a roughhewn Springfield lawyer whose potential was guarded by a friend and roommate, Joshua Speed, and admired by a politically minded debutante, Mary... Read More

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