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The Race for Paris

by Meg Waite Clayton Harper (August 11, 2015)

National Bestseller

David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Historical Fiction, Honorary Mention for 2015

The New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters returns with a moving and powerfully dynamic...


The Paris Winter

by Imogen Robertson St. Martin's Press (November 17, 2014)

There is but one Paris.

Vincent Van Gogh

Maud Heighton came to Lafond's famous Academie to paint, and to flee the constraints of her small English town. It took all her courage to escape, but Paris, she quickly...


Newport

by Jill Morrow William Morrow Paperbacks (July 07, 2015)

Following in the steps of Beatriz Williams and Amor Towles, this richly atmospheric, spellbinding novel transports readers to the dazzling, glamorous world of Newport during the Roaring Twenties and to a mansion...


The Lodger

by Louisa Treger Thomas Dunne Books (October 13, 2014)

Dorothy Richardson is existing just above the poverty line, doing secretarial work at a dentist's office and living in a seedy boarding house in Bloomsbury, when she is invited to spend the weekend with a childhood...


Mademoiselle Chanel

by C. W. Gortner William Morrow (March 17, 2015)

For readers of The Paris Wife and Z comes this vivid novel full of drama, passion, tragedy, and beauty that stunningly imagines the life of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel—the ambitious, gifted laundrywoman’s...


The Heroes' Welcome

by Louisa Young Harper Perennial (March 10, 2015)

April 1919. Six months have passed since the armistice that ended the Great War. But new battles face those who have survived.

Only 23, former soldier Riley Purefoy and his bride, Nadine Waveney, have their whole...


Far to Go

by Alison Pick HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

"Deftlystructured and . . . seamless." —Globe and Mail (Toronto)

 

"[A]nuanced and layered portrait of betrayal. . . . The strength of Far to Golies in Pick's ability to show precisely why one person could...


Peeler

by Kevin McCarthy Mercier Press (May 01, 2010)

Part war story, part murder mystery, this subtle but savage thriller evokes a time, a place and a breed of men which have all been airbrushed out of Ireland's history.' - Ed O'Loughlin, author of the Booker...


After the War is Over

by Jennifer Robson William Morrow Paperbacks (January 06, 2015)

The International bestselling author of Somewhere in France returns with her sweeping second novel—a tale of class, love, and freedom—in which a young woman must find her place in a world forever changed....


Cavendon Hall

Cavendon Hall #1

by Barbara Taylor Bradford St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2014)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an epic saga of intrigue and mystique set in Edwardian England. Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them....


Wish You Well

by David Baldacci Grand Central Publishing (October 01, 2000)

David Baldacci's million-copy-plus bestseller is now a feature film available on DVD and video on demand!

Precocious 12-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her family....


Roosevelt's Beast

by Louis Bayard Henry Holt and Co. (March 17, 2014)

A reimagining of Teddy and Kermit Roosevelt's ill-fated 1914 Amazon expedition--a psychological twist on the smart historical thriller that first put Louis Bayard on the map

1914. Brazil's Rio da Dúvida, the...


The Sound of the Trees

by Robert Gatewood Henry Holt and Co. (March 10, 2014)

An extraordinary debut that brings together a hypnotic quest, a thrilling Western, and an unforgettable love story.

Set in the 1930s, The Sound of the Trees tells the story of Trude Mason, who, seeking to escape...


Land of Dreams

Ellis Island #3

by Kate Kerrigan William Morrow Paperbacks (October 07, 2014)

Set in 1940s Los Angeles, the compelling final installment in New York Times bestselling author Kate Kerrigan’s sweeping immigrant trilogy begun in Ellis Island and City of Hope—a story of family, love,...


The Blue Orchard

by Jackson Taylor Touchstone (January 12, 2010)

On the eve of the Great Depression, Verna Krone, the child of Irish immigrants, must leave the eighth grade and begin working as a maid to help support her family. Her employer takes inappropriate liberties,...


Rainwater

by Sandra Brown Simon & Schuster (November 03, 2009)

A romantic historical novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seeing Red about an independent woman who runs a boarding house in Dust Bowl Texas.

Ella Baron runs her Texas boarding house with the...


The Housemaid's Daughter

by Barbara Mutch St. Martin's Press (December 09, 2013)

Barbara Mutch's stunning first novel tells a story of love and duty colliding on the arid plains of Apartheid-era South Africa

When Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa,...


The Visitors

by Sally Beauman Harper (July 08, 2014)

Based on a true story of discovery, The Visitors is New York Times bestselling author Sally Beauman’s brilliant recreation of the hunt for Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings—a dazzling...


One Night in Winter

by Simon Sebag Montefiore Harper (May 06, 2014)

Inspired by a true story, prize-winning historian and acclaimed novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore explores the consequences of forbidden love in this heartbreaking epic of marriage, childhood, danger, and betrayal...


Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

by Francine Prose Harper (April 22, 2014)

A richly imagined and stunningly inventive literary masterpiece of love, art, and betrayal, exploring the genesis of evil, the unforeseen consequences of love, and the ultimate unreliability of storytelling...


Islands of Silence

by Martin Booth Thomas Dunne Books (October 07, 2013)

Islands of Silence is the story of the young Alec Marquand, who in the summer of 1914 has just graduated from college with a degree in archaeology. He has been hired by the lord of a remote country estate in...


The Great Lover: A Novel

by Jill Dawson HarperCollins e-books (June 01, 2010)

“A brilliant, complicated man is the centre of Jill Dawson’s The Great Lover, and while she draws extensively on historical records of Brooke and his contemporaries, it is her decisions as a novelist that...


Ravenscliffe

by Jane Sanderson William Morrow Paperbacks (January 28, 2014)

For fans of Downton Abbey . . . The peaceful beauty of the English countryside belies the turmoil of forbidden love and the apprehension of a changing world for the families of Netherwood

Yorkshire, 1904. On...


Three Souls

by Janie Chang William Morrow Paperbacks (February 25, 2014)

An absorbing novel of romance and revolution, loyalty and family, sacrifice and undying love

We have three souls, or so I'd been told. But only in death could I confirm this....

So begins the haunting and captivating...


Vintage

by Susan Gloss William Morrow (March 25, 2014)

Vintage is Susan Gloss’s sparkling debut novel in the Vein of The Friday Night Knitting Club, centered around a Midwestern vintage clothing shop and a group of women who eventually transform the store and...


The Island

by Victoria Hislop William Morrow Paperbacks (October 13, 2009)

The Petrakis family lives in the small Greek seaside village of Plaka. Just off the coast is the tiny island of Spinalonga, where the nation's leper colony once was located—a place that has haunted four generations...


City of Hope

Ellis Island #2

by Kate Kerrigan William Morrow Paperbacks (June 25, 2013)

The heartrending and inspiring sequel to Ellis Island, Kate Kerrigan's City of Hope is an uplifting story of a woman truly ahead of her time

When her beloved husband suddenly dies, young Ellie Hogan decides to...


Swimming in the Moon

by Pamela Schoenewaldt William Morrow Paperbacks (September 03, 2013)

A new historical novel from Pamela Schoenewaldt, the USA Today bestselling author of When We Were Strangers.

Italy, 1905. Fourteen-year-old Lucia and her young mother, Teresa, are servants in a magnificent villa...


Cockney Orphan

by Carol Rivers Simon & Schuster Uk (April 11, 2013)

A heart-warming and nostalgic family saga set at the heart of wartime London, from the bestselling author of A Wartime Christmas. Perfect for fans of Sheila Newberry and Rosie Goodwin

 

'Surely one of the best...


The Ashford Affair

by Lauren Willig St. Martin's Press (April 08, 2013)

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig comes The Ashford Affair, a page-turning novel about two women in different eras, and on different continents, who are connected by one deeply buried secret....


Scumbler

by William Wharton Harper Paperbacks (February 26, 2013)

Know Scumbler in his poignant, hilarious life. Get mad at him and even cry with him. Here's Don Quixote, Santa Claus, and Faust rolled into one "thick shadow" of a man. A joyous sixty-year-old American street...


Pride

by William Wharton Harper Paperbacks (February 26, 2013)

During the Depression, a 10-year-old boy befriends a carnival stuntman and his lion cub and learns about the meaning of family, loyalty, love, and survival.


The Wreck

by Bruno Hare Simon & Schuster Uk (September 27, 2012)

Norway, 1945: On the run from invading Nazis, his family murdered, sixteen-year-old Erik decides to join the Milorg - Norway's Resistance movement. Spirited away into the mountains, he is groomed to become a...


A Future Arrived

The Passing Bells #3

by Phillip Rock William Morrow Paperbacks (February 05, 2013)

Before Downton Abbey, there was Abingdon Pryory...

The third installment in Phillip Rock's trilogy that came alive with The Passing Bells and continued with Circles of Time, begins with the fading of the Jazz...


The Rising of the Moon

by William Martin Forge Books (January 30, 2012)

Boston, 1916.

Irish immigrant Tom Tracy has nearly everything he's ever wanted--a promising political career as an aide to the city's mayor and the love of a beautiful woman, Rachel Levka. When his lusty cousin,...


Summerset Abbey

by T. J. Brown Gallery Books (January 15, 2013)

1913: In a sprawling manor on the outskirts of London, three young women seek to fulfill their destinies and desires amidst the unspoken rules of society in this stunning series starter that fans of Downton...


Circles of Time

The Passing Bells #2

by Phillip Rock William Morrow Paperbacks (January 02, 2013)

The Acclaimed Trilogy That Has Been Called a Must-Read for Fans of Downton Abbey

A generation has been lost on the Western Front. The dead have been buried, a harsh peace forged, and the howl of shells replaced...


The Passing Bells

The Passing Bells #1

by Phillip Rock William Morrow Paperbacks (December 04, 2012)

Before Downton Abbey, there was Abingdon Pryory, the elegant country home of the Grevilles—a titled English family who, along with their servants, see their world turned upside down when England goes to war....


The Leading Indicators

by Gregg Easterbrook Thomas Dunne Books (November 12, 2012)

Tom Perrotta meets David Brooks in The Leading Indicators--a powerful modern parable about one American family's fall from grace during the recession

Margo and Tom Helot have the perfect life. He works in finance;...


Love in the Years of Lunacy: A Novel

by Mandy Sayer Atria Books (November 06, 2012)

From an award-winning Australian novelist comes a wonderfully inspiring story about the ill-fated love affair between a white female jazz saxophonist and a black American GI, set against the backdrop of 1940s...


A Black Englishman

by Carolyn Slaughter Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 14, 2005)

India, 1920: exotic, glamorous, and violent, as the country begins to resist England's colonial grip. In the midst of this turmoil, Isabel, a young British military wife, begins a passionate liaison with Sam,...


Last Train from Cuernavaca

by Lucia St. Clair Robson Forge Books (April 26, 2010)

In the Christmas season of 1913, Grace Knight's elegant old hotel on Cuernavaca's main plaza is the place to see and be seen. Mexico's landed aristocracy, members of the foreign community, wealthy tourists,...


Ghost Light

by Joseph O'Connor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 31, 2011)

1907 Edwardian Dublin, a city of whispers and rumors. At the Abbey Theatre W. B. Yeats is working with the talented John Synge, his resident playwright. It is here that Synge, the author of The Playboy of the...


1921

The Irish Century #2

by Morgan Llywelyn Forge Books (March 31, 2010)

The struggle of the Irish people for independence is one of the epic tales of the 20th century. Morgan Llywelyn has chosen it as the subject of her major work, The Irish Century, a multi-novel chronicle that...


The Street of a Thousand Blossoms

by Gail Tsukiyama St. Martin's Press (September 03, 2007)

Gail Tsukiyama's The Street of a Thousand Blossoms is a powerfully moving masterpiece about tradition and change, loss and renewal, and love and family from a glorious storyteller at the height of her powers....


The Medium

by Noëlle Sickels St. Martin's Press (May 16, 2012)

In 1940's New Jersey, Helen Schneider struggles not only with the uncertainties of life and love during war time, but also with the unique challenge of how to heed the insistent voices of the dead.

Helen's childhood...


The Paris Hours

by Alex George Flatiron Books (May 04, 2020)

"Like All the Light We Cannot See, The Paris Hours explores the brutality of war and its lingering effects with cinematic intensity. The ending will leave you breathless." --Christina Baker Kline, author of...


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 #1 BESTSELLER WITH OVER 150,000 COPIES SOLD

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


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...