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What Momma Left Behind

by Cindy K. Sproles & Erica Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2020)

In the face of overwhelming obstacles, she'll need courage, grit, and a tender heart

Worie Dressar is seventeen years old when influenza and typhoid ravage her Appalachian Mountain community in 1877, leaving...


An African Rebound

by Dan Doyle Arcade (April 04, 2013)

It is 1989, and Jim Keating has hit absolute rock bottom. He’s lost his wife to cancer, his house to bankruptcy, and his job as a college basketball coach to what many outsiders believed to be a racially insensitive...


And All Our Wounds Forgiven

by Julius Lester Arcade (November 21, 2011)

When John Calvin Marshall graduated from Harvard in 1956, he was prepared for a life of teaching and relative tranquility. But history had another plan for him: here, a veteran author re-envisions the Martin...


The General's Cook

by Ramin Ganeshram Arcade (November 06, 2018)

** Library Journal's Editor's Pick! **

Philadelphia 1793. Hercules, President George Washington’s chef, is a fixture on the Philadelphia scene. He is famous for both his culinary prowess and for ruling his...


Exile Blues

by Gary Freeman Baraka Books (October 23, 2019)

When Preston Downs, Jr., aka Prez, slides down the emergency chute onto the frozen tarmac at the Montreal airport, little does he know that never would he return home to Washington D.C. or to his adopted city,...


A Story of God and All of Us

by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett & Keith David Hachette Book Group (February 26, 2013)

The Story of God and All of Us is a sweeping narrative that dramatizes some of the most important events and characters in the Bible. The book provides enriching detail, dialogue, and descriptions about the...


AD 30

by Ted Dekker & Ellen Archer Hachette Book Group (October 28, 2014)

In this historical novel, New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker tells the epic journey of a woman who rises from the depths of her society to lead her people when she is shown the way by Jesus.

A sweeping...


Son of God

by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett & Keith David Hachette Book Group (February 18, 2014)

The book Son of God is a tie-in with the 2014 film of the same title from Twentieth Century Fox. Like the movie, the book is epic in scope, providing a panoramic picture of first-century Judea as it recounts...


The Kade Family Saga, Vol. 4

by Laurel Mouritsen & Nancy Peterson Spoken Realms (May 05, 2020)

On the surface, all appears serene as the third generation of Kades in pioneer Utah grow up to take their parents' place in the vast, rugged regions of the West. But fate--or is it divine providence?--suddenly...


Pale

by Edward A. Farmer & Stephanie Weeks Blackstone Publishing (May 19, 2020)

"Some things just don't keep well inside this house ..."

The summer of 1966 burned hot across America but nowhere hotter than the cotton fields of Mississippi. Finding herself in a precarious position as a black...


A Corpse at St Andrew's Chapel

by Mel Starr & Steven Crossley Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2020)

A further episode in the Unquiet Bones series, following the life and fortunes of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon in medieval Bampton, Oxfordshire

Alan, the beadle of the manor of Bampton, had gone out at dusk to...


Remembrance

by Rita Woods Forge Books (January 20, 2020)

"Stunning. ... Family is at the core of Remembrance, the breathtaking debut novel by Rita Woods." -- The Boston Globe. This breakout historical debut with modern resonance is perfect for the many fans of The...


Laurus

by Eugene Vodolazkin Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2015)

WINNER OF THE BIG BOOK AWARD, THE YASNAYA POLYANA AWARD & THE READ RUSSIA AWARD

*A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016*

Fifteenth-century Russia

It is a time of plague and pestilence, and a young healer, skilled...


Mad Blood Stirring

by Simon Mayo Pegasus Books (January 01, 2019)

The war of 1812 is over, but for the inmates at Dartmoor Prison, peace--like home--is still a long way away.On New Year’s Eve 1814, the American sailors of the Eagle finally arrive at Dartmoor prison, bedraggled,...


Black Bottom Saints

by Alice Randall, Prentice Onayemi & Imani Parks HarperAudio (August 18, 2020)

An enthralling literary tour-de-force that pays tribute to Detroit's legendary neighborhood, a mecca for jazz, sports, and politics, Black Bottom Saints is a powerful blend of fact and imagination reminiscent...


Lazaretto

by Diane McKinney-Whetstone & Adenrele Ojo HarperAudio (April 12, 2016)

Diane McKinney-Whetstone's nationally bestselling novel, Tumbling, immersed us into Philadelphia's black community during the Civil Rights era, and she returns to the city in this new historical novel about...


Balm

by Dolen Perkins-Valdez & Lisa Reneé Pitts HarperAudio (May 26, 2015)

The New York Times bestselling author of Wench returns to the Civil War era to explore the next chapter of history--the trauma of the War and the end of slavery--in this powerful story of love and healing about...


White Doves at Morning

by James Lee Burke & Will Patton Simon & Schuster Audio (November 01, 2002)

In a startling departure, James Lee Burke has written an epic story of love, hate and survival set against the tumultuous background of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

At the center of the tale are James...


The Wedding

by Dorothy West & Regina Taylor Simon & Schuster Audio (June 01, 1998)

From Dorothy West, the last surviving member of the Harlem Renaissance, The Wedding is an intimate glimpse into African American middle class. Set on bucolic Martha's Vineyard in the 1950s, this is the story...


The Traitor's Wife

by Allison Pataki & Madeleine Maby Simon & Schuster Audio (April 29, 2014)

A riveting historical novel about Peggy Shippen Arnold, the cunning wife of Benedict Arnold and mastermind behind America’s most infamous act of treason...

Everyone knows Benedict Arnold--the Revolutionary...


The Gilded Years

by Karin Tanabe & Janina Edwards Simon & Schuster Audio (June 07, 2016)

SOON TO BE ADAPTED FOR FILM in A White Lie, a TriStar major motion picture, starring and produced by Zendaya in collaboration with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine.

“Tanabe immerses the reader in a world...


Evergreen

by Howard Owen & Kevin Kenerly Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2019)

Willie Black knew he had a father, even if he didn't know where he was buried.

It wasn't like Artie Lee gave his son anything but his genes. He died when Willie was fifteen months old, and Artie and Peggy never...


The Last Apostle

by Dennis Brooke Made for Success (February 02, 2016)

In AD 100 John the Apostle is restored to the body of his youth and sent on a mission with a warning to never reveal his true identity.

Fast-forward to modern-day Seattle, where John leads a foundation dedicated...


A Quiet Strength

by Janette Oke & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

In this third book in the Prairie Legacy Series, Virginia dreams that having a home of her own will surely satisfy the longings of her heart. But when the storms in her life test the depths of her heart and...


Sound the Trumpet

by Gilbert Morris & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Daniel Bradford, a poor young Britisher who, through a cruel twist of fate, is left to die in the infamous Dartmoor Prison. His only hope for escape comes when he agrees to a seven-year indenture in America,...


The Tender Years

by Janette Oke & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Twenty years have passed since youngest daughter Belinda's story in Love Finds a Home. Marty and Clark's spiritual heritage has been lovingly passed on to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren....


Remembered

by Yvonne Battle-Felton Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2020)

It is 1910 and Philadelphia is burning.

The last place Spring wants to be is in the run-down, colored section of a hospital surrounded by the groans of sick people and the ghost of her dead sister. But as her...


The Last Man at the Inn

by R. William Bennett & Dennis Kleinman Shadow Mountain (January 07, 2020)

Bestselling author R. William Bennett imagines how a contemporary of Jesus, Simon, an ordinary spice merchant and a Jew without deeply felt religious beliefs, begins his lifelong journey as one of the first...


Quo Vadis

by Henryk Sienkiewicz, Frederick Davidson & Jeremiah Curtin Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2009)

Written nearly a century ago and translated into over fifty languages, this masterpiece of historical fiction is one of the best-selling novels in history and the inspiration for the MGM motion picture of 1951....


Once upon a Summer

by Janette Oke & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Sure, his family isn't typical--Josh knows that. He's a twelve-year-old orphan being raised by his eighteen-year-old aunt. When Grandpa and Uncle Charlie start making plans to find Auntie Lou a husband--and...


Ben-Hur

by Lew Wallace & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

One of the most popular American novels of all time, Ben-Hur vividly reimagines the oppressive Roman occupation of ancient Palestine and the rise of Christianity. The saga of Judah Ben-Hur’s spiritual journey...


In the Shadow of the Ark

by Anne Provoost, Marguerite Gavin & John Nieuwenhuizen Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

The rumor of the flood to come was too terrible to be true, and like most, Re Jana does not believe it. How could a god--anyone's god--determine who deserves to live and who to die?

It was the rising waters that...


Bette

by Lyn Cote & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Elizabeth “Bette” Leigh Black comes of age in the years before World War II. Although money is scarce in the aftermath of the Depression, her home life is happy and filled with love, and Bette dreams of...


Chloe

by Lyn Cote & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The Women of Ivy Manor series chronicles the personal journeys of four generations of women, set against the sprawling tapestry of the twentieth century.

Chloe Lorraine Kimball grows up at the estate of Ivy Manor...


So Shall We Stand

by Elyse Larson & Vanessa Benjamin Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Caught in a frightening web of espionage, two determined friends search for truth and a way out.

Nella Killian, widowed when her husband’s plane was shot down during the London blitz, returns home to Wales...


Abiding Darkness

by John Aubrey Anderson & Lillian Thayer Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This first book in the Black or White Chronicles relates the sweeping saga of a young girl’s battle with one of hell’s minions determined to destroy her and those closest to her.

Turmoil comes to what was...


Lady Jayne Disappears

by Joanna Davidson Politano & Justine Eyre Blackstone Publishing (October 03, 2017)

When Aurelie Harcourt's father dies in debtor's prison, he leaves her just two things: his wealthy family, whom she has never met, and his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll. Her new family greets her with apathy...


Newton and Polly

by Jody Hedlund & Saskia Maarleveld Blackstone Publishing (September 20, 2016)

"Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found..."

Now remembered as the author of the world's most famous hymn, in the mid-eighteenth century as England and...


Roots

by Alex Haley, Avery Brooks & Michael Eric Dyson Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2014)

It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them...


Secrets of Sloane House

by Shelley Shepard Gray & Tavia Gilbert Blackstone Publishing (July 08, 2014)

One woman's search for the truth of her sister'sdisappearance leads her to deceit and danger in 1893 Chicago.

Rosalind Perry has left her family's rural farm in Wisconsinto work as a housemaid at Sloane House,...


The Distant Beacon

by Janette Oke, T. Davis Bunn & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (April 16, 2009)

Anne and Nicole are together again at the Harrow estate in England, but they find themselves facing divergent futures. While Anne comfortably settles into British life, Nicole once again searches the far horizon....


Heart of a Lion

by Gilbert Morris & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2003)

The world is spiraling toward destruction andone man receives a divine mandate.

Young Noah has found life good and wholesome,until he steps outside his village and discovers a world of temptation. Drawnby a beautiful...


For Such a Time

by Elyse Larson & Vanessa Benjamin Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The France they have known is crumbling around them. Two courageous women face danger and betrayal under Hitler’s tyranny.

Giselle Munier and Jean Thornton are more like sisters than cousins, having spent many...


Rush Home Road

by Lori Lansens & Rachel Crawford Little, Brown & Company (August 13, 2019)

Sharla Cody is only five, but has already lived a troubled life -- only to find herself dumped on an elderly neighbor's doorstep when her mother takes off for the summer. Although Sharla is not the angelic child...


Cane River

by Lalita Tademy, Edwina Moore, Shari Belafonte & JoMarie Payton Grand Central Publishing (November 01, 2005)

A New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick-the unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana....


Helena

by Evelyn Waugh & Simon Prebble Little, Brown & Company (December 11, 2012)

Evelyn Waugh's personal favorite of his novels and "a superlatively well done book" (Chicago Tribune) set in the age of Emperor Constantine.

Helena is the intelligent, horse-mad daughter of a British chieftain...


Delicious Foods

by James Hannaham Little, Brown & Company (March 17, 2015)

Held captive by her employers -- and by her own demons -- on a mysterious farm, a widow struggles to reunite with her young son in this uniquely American story of freedom, perseverance, and survival.

Darlene,...


Angels Make Their Hope Here

by Breena Clarke & Love Carter Little, Brown & Company (July 08, 2014)

Russell's Knob is not paradise. But already in 1849 this New Jersey highlands settlement is home to a diverse population of blacks, whites, and reds who have intermarried and lived in relative harmony for generations....


A Story of Easter and All of Us

by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett & Keith David Faith Words (February 25, 2014)

From the Last Supper in the upper room to the celebration of finding an empty tomb, this beautiful full color book chronicles the journey of Christ's death and resurrection in a way the Easter story has never...


The Orphan Mother

by Robert Hicks & Adenrele Ojo Grand Central Publishing (September 13, 2016)

An epic account of one remarkable woman's quest for justice from the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country.

In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick,...