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Outlaws of the Brasada

by Les Savage Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

A Civil War veteran and widower struggles to keep his children alive in a pair of classic Western tales.

Things looked dark for Emery Bandine when he returned to Spanish Crossing from fighting in the Civil War....


Marble Range

by Robert J. Horton Skyhorse (October 07, 2014)

A mysterious stranger struggles to keep his past a secret and himself out of harm’s way in this thrilling Western tale!

Bob Bannister is a mystery from the moment he arrives in Prairie City. A gambler with...


Law at Angel's Landing

by Wayne D. Overholser Skyhorse (October 07, 2014)

A gold rush threatens to break the peace of a quiet Colorado town.

Angel’s Landing was the mining town that grew up around a gold strike in the hills of Colorado. But the boom was long ago, and now the town...


The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn

by Robin Maxwell Arcade (November 21, 2011)

In this "energetic" (Kirkus Reviews) re-creation of Anne Boleyn's tragic life -- and death -- Robin Maxwell offers a pitch-perfect version of a bawdy and exuberant time filled with lust, betrayal, love, and...


Ring of Flowers: A Novella

by Brian Andrews Arcade (April 01, 2012)

Ring of Flowers, a 46-page novella, is a bittersweet love story and a companion piece to the full length novel The Calypso Directive, written by the same author... In 1665, in the Derbyshire village of Eyam,...


The English German Girl

by Jake Wallis Simons Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

This powerful, meticulously researched novel is a moving tale of one girl’s struggle against a world in turmoil. In 1930s Berlin, choked by the tightening of Hitler’s fist, the Klein family is gradually...


A Son of War: A Novela and Stories

by Melvyn Bragg Arcade (January 05, 2012)

The second volume of a trilogy that began with The Soldier's Return.After the upheavals of the Second World War, the Richardson family -- Sam, Ellen and their young son Joe -- settle back to working-class life...


Virgin: Prelude to the Throne

by Robin Maxwell Arcade (June 13, 2001)

Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII and later England's most beloved monarch, was banished by her father at the age of two, but is readmitted to the Tudor fold at nine when Henry's sixth...


The Late Mr. Shakespeare

by Robert Nye Arcade (April 23, 1999)

Our guide to the life of the Bard is an actor called Pickleherring, who asserts that as a boy he was an original member of Shakespeare's acting troupe. In an attic above a brothel in Restoration London—a half...


The Queen's Bastard

by Robin Maxwell Arcade (September 01, 2011)

Historians have long whispered that “the Virgin Queen” Elizabeth’s passionate, lifelong affair with Robin Dudley, Earl of Leicester, may have led to the birth of a son, Arthur Dudley. In this exquisite...


Duke of Egypt

by Margriet de Moor & Paul Vincent Arcade (July 01, 2013)

Flame-haired Lucie raises horses on her father’s farm. One summer day, she meets a dark, handsome stranger named Joseph, and it is love at first sight. But their union is as improbable as their love is deep....


The Last Letter from Juliet

by Melanie Hudson One More Chapter (August 23, 2019)

The USA TODAY bestseller! For fans of Soraya M. Lane, Heather Morris, Fiona Valpy and Pam Jenoff.

Inspired by the brave women of WWII, this is a moving and powerful novel of friendship, love and resilience....


The Forgotten Wife

by Lorna Cook Avon (April 30, 2019)

A timeless story of love and sacrifice, perfect for fans of Martha Hall Kelly, Pam Jenoff and Gill Paul.

“An intriguing mystery that will keep you wanting to read more.’— Gill Paul, author of The Lost...


The Belfast Girl on Galway Bay

by Anne Doughty HQ Digital (May 03, 2019)

‘An immensely readable, summer holiday of a book’ Belfast Telegraph

When Elizabeth Stewart, the only daughter of Protestant parents, announced that she wants to leave Belfast for the west coast of Ireland,...


The Huntress

by Kate Quinn HarperCollins (April 18, 2019)

‘If you enjoyed The Tattooist of Auschwitz, read The Huntress by Kate Quinn’ The Washington Post ‘Fascinating, brilliantly written, enthralling – just phenomenal’ Jill Mansell

*From the bestselling...


A Forbidden Love

by Kerry Postle HQ Digital (April 02, 2019)

An extraordinary story against all the odds…

He vowed in his letter to one day meet her again, once the war was over. But it was a letter Maria couldn’t bring herself to read…

Growing up in the humble...


Wartime for the District Nurses (The District Nurse, Book 2)

by Annie Groves HarperCollins (April 04, 2019)

The compelling new bestseller from the author of The Mersey Daughter and Winter on the Mersey.

Alice Lake and her friend Edith have had everything thrown at them in their first year as district nurses in London’s...


The Forgotten Village

by Lorna Cook Avon (April 04, 2019)

Don’t miss Lorna Cook’s stunning new book, The Forbidden Promise, available to pre-order now…

_________ THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER WITH OVER 150,000 COPIES SOLD

1943: The world is at war, and the villagers...


The Lost Letter

by Adrienne Chinn One More Chapter (March 07, 2019)

The Lost Letter from Morocco has great authenticity, immediacy and is an emotive and engaging read.’ Rosanna Ley

A forbidden love affair. A long-buried secret. A journey that will change everything.

Morocco,...


The Girl from Galloway: A stunning historical novel of love, family and overcoming the odds

by Anne Doughty HQ Digital (March 01, 2019)

The hardest times can build the strongest friendships

County Donegal, Ireland, April 1845.

Since following her heart and moving from her comfortable home in Scotland to the harsh mountainside of Ardtur, County...


The Forgotten Secret

by Kathleen McGurl HQ Digital (March 01, 2019)

A USA Today bestseller! Can she unlock the mysteries of the past?

A country at war

It’s the summer of 1919 and Ellen O’Brien has her whole life ahead of her. Young, in love and leaving home for her first...


The Darkest Hour

by Barbara Erskine HarperCollins (February 21, 2019)

From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes an epic tale of love, passion and heartbreak.

In the summer of 1940, eyes are focussed on the skies above the South of England: the Battle for Britain has just...


A Sister’s Sorrow

by Kitty Neale Avon (February 21, 2019)

It’s Sarah and her brother against the world…

When Sarah Jepson’s mother Annie dies, Sarah is left with her little brother Tommy to care for. Alone in the world, the two of them must make a life for themselves...


The Lost Girls Of Paris

by Pam Jenoff HQ (January 29, 2019)

‘A gripping tale’ MY WEEKLY

‘Thrilling’ WOMAN

‘A truly gripping read of mystery, love and heroism’ FROST MAGAZINE

The Lost Girls of Paris is an emotional story of friendship and betrayal during the...


The Hidden Women: An inspirational novel of sisterhood and strength

by Kerry Barrett HQ Digital (January 14, 2019)

From the bestselling author of The Girl In The Picture comes a beautiful new timeslip novel.

Berkshire, 1944

When Will Bates offers to take ATA pilot Lilian Miles to the dance, he sends her heart into a flutter....


The Doll Factory

by Elizabeth Macneal Atria/Emily Bestler Books (August 13, 2019)

The #1 International Bestseller

New York Times Editor’s Choice

“A lush, evocative Gothic.” —The New York Times Book Review

This terrifically exciting novel will jolt, thrill, and bewitch readers.”...


The Samurai's Daughter

by John J. Healey Arcade (August 27, 2019)

A tale of personal discovery, familial obligations, and competing cultural expectations is at the heart of this exciting sequel to The Samurai of Seville.

Soledad Maria, called Masako by her father, is a child...


Fled

by Meg Keneally Arcade (July 09, 2019)

Based on the life of an incredible historical heroine, a harrowing journey in search of love, justice, and freedom, told by the daughter of best-selling author Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List)

Jenny Gwyn has...


The Tubman Command

by Elizabeth Cobbs Arcade (May 21, 2019)

From the bestselling author of The Hamilton Affair,  a novel based on a thrilling chapter of Civil War history and African American history, how Harriet Tubman lead a Union raid to free 750 slaves.

It’s...


The Unbinding of Mary Reade

by Miriam McNamara Sky Pony (June 19, 2018)

A clever, romantic novel based on the true story of a girl who disguised herself as a boy to sail with the infamous pirates Anne Bonny and Calico Jack—and fell in love with Anne Bonny.

There’s no place for...


The Red Coat

by Dolley Carlson Skyhorse (October 23, 2018)

Think Downton Abbey, set in the heart of Boston

Irish domestic worker Norah King's decision to ask her wealthy employer, Caroline Parker, for an elegant red coat that the Beacon Hill matriarch has marked for...


Journey

by Stephen H. Foreman Skyhorse (March 28, 2017)

Set in the early eighteen hundreds in the wild desert wilderness of New Mexico Territory, Journey follows the lives of three distinctly different characters whose destinies are one: Journey, a fiercely independent,...


The Trail Driver

by Zane Grey Skyhorse (November 29, 2016)

From the best-selling novelist of the American West, comes a novel of romance, danger, and life along the trail.

After his first successful venture of moving 2,500 cattle along the infamous Chisholm Trail, Adam...


The Wars of the Green Berets

by Michael Lennon & Robin Moore Skyhorse (June 17, 2007)

Authors Robin Moore and Michael Lennon team up in this exciting new novel to tell the “fictionalized” stories of the men who have risked it all for the U.S.A.: the Green Berets. They take us from firefights...


The Green Berets

by Robin Moore & Thomas R. Csrnko Skyhorse (June 01, 2007)

In Vietnam, Robin Moore became on the of the first true “embedded” journalists, training and fighting alongside America’s most elite fighters. Though fictionalized, The Green Berets exposed the American...


The Complete McAuslan

by George Macdonald Fraser Skyhorse (August 01, 2009)

George MacDonald Fraser's hilarious stories of the most disastrous soldier in the British Army are collected together for the first time in one volume. Private McAuslan, J., the Dirtiest Soldier in the World...


Johnny Montana

by Michael Zimmer Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

He is known as Johnny Montana. It is the name given to him by his fellow miners in the Redhawk mining district. Those working have been able to accumulate sizable caches of gold dust. The problem for the miners...


An Irish Christmas Feast

by John B. Keane Skyhorse (October 11, 2011)

This bountiful collection of more than fifty tales by one of Ireland’s liveliest and most popular writers offers holiday charm and Gaelic humor by the Christmas stockingful. Drawing on the rich folk culture...


The Best Cowboy Stories Ever Told

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (October 01, 2011)

A hearty collection of stories, each of which captures a different aspect of what it means to be a cowboy. Some invoke the danger and drama, some the pride, and others the sheer fun of it all. Get to know what...


The Lightning Runner

by Max Brand Skyhorse (April 01, 2013)

Notorious outlaw Lawrence Grey has been captured near El Paso. Marshal Neilan has a proposal for him. Neilan will set Grey free if he tries to locate John Ray, a man who was last known to be living in San Vicente,...


The Crime of Olga Arbyelina

by Andreï Makine Arcade (November 11, 2011)

The summer of ’47. In the sleepy town of Villiers-la-Forêt, roughly an hour from Paris, the peaceful radiance of the day is interrupted by the discovery that, along a nearby riverbank, the body of a man has...


Spring Flowers, Spring Frost

by Ismail Kadaré & David Bellos Arcade (November 11, 2011)

In a small town at the foot of the northern highlands in Albania, a decade after the fall of the Communist regime, the harsh blood-for-blood law of the fearsome Kanun mountain folk is emerging from hibernation,...


The Journey of Adam Kadmon

by Leslie Stein Arcade (November 21, 2011)

A powerful novel that explores the conflicts of the human soul, where the desire for understanding is at war with the need to run from trouble, and courage does not always win. Roaming India in 1939 and the...


Oil and Marble

by Stephanie Storey Arcade (March 01, 2016)

In her brilliant debut, Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive, entering with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters, creating a stunning art history thriller. From...


Big Breasts and Wide Hips

by Mo Yan & Howard Goldblatt Arcade (December 12, 2011)

In his latest novel, Mo Yan—arguably China’s most important contemporary literary voice—recreates the historical sweep and earthy exuberance of his much acclaimed novel Red Sorghum. In a country where...


Rider on the Buckskin

by Peter Dawson Skyhorse (May 09, 2017)

Can Frank Rivers clear his name of his father’s murder?

Frank Rivers had served four years in the penitentiary for the murder of his father in the commission of a stagecoach robbery. There had been a witness...


Iron Dust

by Max Brand Skyhorse (March 08, 2016)

“Brand practices his art to something like perfection.” —The New York Times

“Max Brand is the Shakespeare of the Western range.” —Kirkus Reviews

After Andrew Lanning's father dies, his Uncle Jasper takes...


Kill the Indian

by Johnny D. Boggs Skyhorse (May 16, 2017)

“Boggs is among the best Western writers at work today. He writes with depth, flavor, and color.” —Booklist

Young Comanches Daniel Killstraight and Charles Flint have been called to Texas. Captain Pratt will...


Union Pacific

by Zane Grey Skyhorse (November 24, 2015)

From one of the most beloved Western authors comes an epic historical tale of adventure and romance in the great wilderness.

Against the epic backdrop of the building of the Union Pacific Railroad across plains...


Sun and Sand

by Max Brand Skyhorse (March 01, 2016)

“Brand practices his art to something like perfection.” —The New York Times

“Max Brand is the Shakespeare of the Western range.” —Kirkus Reviews

In “The Flaming Rider,” large groups of Blackfeet, Cheyennes,...