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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....


Gun Island

by Amitav Ghosh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 10, 2019)

Named a Best Book of Fall by Vulture, Chicago Review of Books and Amazon

From the award-winning author of the bestselling epic Ibis trilogy comes a globetrotting, folkloric adventure novel about family and heritage...


Nottingham

by Nathan Makaryk Tom Doherty Associates (August 06, 2019)

Nathan Makaryk's epic and daring debut rewrites the Robin Hood legend, giving voice to those history never mentioned and challenging who's really a hero and a villain.

“The most pleasurable reading experience...


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....


Bethlehem

by Karen Kelly St. Martin's Publishing Group (July 09, 2019)

With the atmospheric storytelling of Kate Morton and Lisa Wingate, Karen Kelly weaves a shattering debut about two intertwined families and the secrets that they buried during the gilded, glory days of Bethlehem,...


The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs

by Katherine Howe Henry Holt and Co. (June 25, 2019)

A magical bloodline. A family curse. Can Connie break the spell before it shatters her future?

A bewitching novel of a New England history professor who must race against time to free her family from a curse,...


The Burning Chambers

by Kate Mosse St. Martin's Publishing Group (June 18, 2019)

"For fans of juicy historical fiction, this one might just develop into their next obsession."EW.com

From the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of Labyrinth, comes the first in an epic...


The Electric Hotel

by Dominic Smith Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 04, 2019)

A sweeping work of historical fiction from the New York Times–bestselling author Dominic Smith, The Electric Hotel is a spellbinding story of art and love.

For more than thirty years, Claude Ballard has been...


Montauk

by Nicola Harrison St. Martin's Publishing Group (June 04, 2019)

An epic and cinematic novel by debut author Nicola Harrison, Montauk captures the glamour and extravagance of a summer by the sea with the story of a woman torn between the life she chose and the life she desires....


Dawson's Fall

by Roxana Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2019)

A cinematic Reconstruction-era drama of violence and fraught moral reckoning

In Dawson’s Fall, a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinson’s great-grandparents, we see America at its most fragile, fraught,...


Children of the Cave

by Virve Sammalkorpi, Emily Jeremiah & Fleur Jeremiah Peirene Press (February 15, 2019)

1819. Iax Agolasky, a young assistant to a notable French explorer, sets off on a journey to the Russian wilderness.

They soon discover a group of creatures living in a cave: children with animal traits. But...


Snegurochka

by Judith Heneghan Salt (April 25, 2019)

‘Something terrible is happening here. Something terrible has already happened.’

Snegurochka opens in Kiev in 1992, one year after Ukraine’s declaration of independence. Rachel, a troubled young English...


The Guest Book

by Sarah Blake Flatiron Books (May 07, 2019)

Instant New York Times Bestseller

The Guest Book is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.” —The Washington Post

The thought-provoking new novel by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Blake...


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.”...


Dear George, Dear Mary

by Mary Calvi St. Martin's Press (February 19, 2019)

A novel about heiress Mary Philipse's relationship with George Washington, based on historical accounts, letters, and personal journals by nine-time New York Emmy Award-winning journalist Mary Calvi.

“Love...


Daughter of Moloka'i

Moloka'i #2

by Alan Brennert St. Martin's Publishing Group (February 19, 2019)

NOW A LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK BY: USA TodayBookRiot • BookBubLibraryReadsOC Register • Never Ending Voyage

The highly anticipated sequel to Alan Brennert’s...


The Night Tiger

by Yangsze Choo Flatiron Books (February 12, 2019)

The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.” —Kirkus (starred review)

An...


The Cassandra

by Sharma Shields Henry Holt and Co. (February 12, 2019)

The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during WWII, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind.

Mildred Groves is an unusual young woman....


The Wartime Sisters

by Lynda Cohen Loigman St. Martin's Publishing Group (January 22, 2019)

For fans of Lilac Girls, the next powerful novel from the author of Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist The Two-Family House about two sisters working in a WWII armory, each with a deep secret.

"Loigman’s...


Irish Above All

by Mary Pat Kelly Tom Doherty Associates (February 05, 2019)

Mary Pat Kelly draws upon family heritage to continue the story of Nora Kelly--begun in Of Irish Blood--with a striking novel of historical fiction in Irish Above All.

After ten years in Paris, where she learned...


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...


In Exile

by Alexandra Turney Unbound Digital (January 24, 2019)

“No one in this city has believed in me for two thousand years. I’m unknown and unloved. And I’m very, very ill.” He sighed, and the sound chilled her blood. “Give me your hand.” Dionysus is re-born...


Two Weeks Excerpt

by Karen Kingsbury Howard Books (January 08, 2019)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Daughter's Tale

by Armando Lucas Correa Atria Books (May 07, 2019)

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“[B]reathtakingly threaded together from start to finish with the sound of a beating heart.” —The New York Times

“Searing.” —People

“Immersive, both heartbreaking and redemptive,...


Paris, 7 A.M.

by Liza Wieland Simon & Schuster (June 11, 2019)

The acclaimed, award-winning author of A Watch of Nightingales imagines in a sweeping and stunning novel what happened to the poet Elizabeth Bishop during three life-changing weeks she spent in Paris amidst...


Fatal Inheritance

by Rachel Rhys Washington Square Press (June 11, 2019)

Get swept away to the enchanting South of France with this “exquisite and shimmering” (Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone) suspenseful historical novel, where perilous secrets...


Fractured

by Tamar Ossowski Skyhorse (September 03, 2019)

Form the author of Left (over 25,000 sold), a love story for fans of Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife and Jack Finney’s Time and Again. If you had the chance to go back and fix the past, could...


An Impossible Distance to Fall

by Miriam McNamara Sky Pony (July 02, 2019)

A story about falling—falling from grace, falling in love—as well as soaring to heights you wouldn’t know were possible if you never stepped out into thin air.

A story about falling—falling from grace,...


The Women of the Copper Country

by Mary Doria Russell Atria Books (August 06, 2019)

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Sparrow comes an inspiring historical novel about “America’s Joan of Arc” Annie Clements—the courageous woman who started a rebellion by leading a...


The Winemaker's Wife

by Kristin Harmel Gallery Books (August 13, 2019)

Instant #1 bestseller from The Globe and Mail (Toronto) and The Toronto Star

“Love and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption combine in a heady tale of the ever-present past…fantastic!” —Pam Jenoff, New...


Tidelands

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (August 20, 2019)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author and “one of the great storytellers of our time” (San Francisco Book Review) turns from the glamour of the royal courts to tell the story of an ordinary woman, Alinor,...


The Guardian of Lies

by Kate Furnivall Simon & Schuster UK (July 01, 2019)

*** THE TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR ***

Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Survivors.

1953, the South of France. The fragile peace...


Lies in White Dresses

by Sofia Grant William Morrow Paperbacks (September 17, 2019)

In the 1940s and 50s, women who needed a fast divorce went to Nevada to live on a ranch with other women in the same boat. This historical novel was inspired by the true stories of those who “took the Reno...


The Fourth Shore

by Alessandro Spina & Andre Naffis-Sahely Arcade (January 15, 2019)

The modern classic about the colonization of Libya continues, as Italy watches its prized colony slip away.

The Confines of the Shadow maps the transformation of the Libyan city of Benghazi from a sleepy Ottoman...


The Fourth Courier

by Timothy Jay Smith Arcade (April 02, 2019)

** "Sharply drawn characters, rich dialogue, and a clever conclusion bode well for any sequel." —Publishers Weekly **

** “Smith skillfully bridges police procedural and espionage fiction, crafting a show-stealing...


The Third Daughter