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The Forger

by Paul Watkins Picador (December 15, 2014)

An exciting new novel, by the author of The Story of My Disappearance and Archangel.

At the turn of World War II, David Halifax is a young American painter who receives a scholarship to come to Paris and work...


Crooked Heart

by Lissa Evans Harper (July 28, 2015)

Paper Moon meets the Blitz in this original black comedy, set in World War II England, chronicling an unlikely alliance between a small time con artist and a young orphan evacuee.

When Noel Bostock—aged ten,...


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...


Grail Knight

The Outlaw Chronicles #5

by Angus Donald St. Martin's Press (November 10, 2014)

In 1200 A.D., much in England has changed. Richard the Lionhearted has died and his duplicitous brother John has taken the throne. The Earl of Locksley has been outlawed by his old enemy, now the king, and Sir...


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...


Sleep in Peace Tonight

by James MacManus Thomas Dunne Books (October 06, 2014)

It's January 1941, and the Blitz is devastating England. Food supplies are low, Tube stations in London have become bomb shelters, and U-boats have hampered any hope of easy victory. Though the United States...


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...


Fiercombe Manor

by Kate Riordan Harper (February 17, 2015)

In this haunting and richly imagined dual-narrative tale that echoes the eerie mystery of Rebecca and The Little Stranger, two women of very different eras are united by the secrets hidden within the walls of...


The Siege Winter

by Ariana Franklin & Samantha Norman William Morrow (February 24, 2015)

A powerful historical novel by the late Ariana Franklin and her daughter Samantha Norman, The Siege Winter is a tour de force mystery and murder, adventure and intrigue, a battle for a crown, told by two courageous...


The King's Curse

The Cousins' War #6, The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #7

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (September 09, 2014)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the acclaimed Starz series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII?s stratospheric rise to...


The Fortune Hunter

by Daisy Goodwin St. Martin's Press (July 28, 2014)

Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as Sisi, is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage...


Sisters of Treason: A Novel

by Elizabeth Fremantle Simon & Schuster (July 08, 2014)

From the author People called "a must-read for Philippa Gregory fans," a "terrifically entertaining" (The Sunday Times, London) novel about two sisters who must survive life in the Tudor court after the execution...


Hannibal: Enemy of Rome

Hannibal #1

by Ben Kane St. Martin's Press (May 26, 2014)

As Rome rose to power in the 3rd century BCE there was only one real rival in the Mediterranean--Carthage. In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage. Now Hannibal, a brilliant...


Dark Aemilia

by Sally O'Reilly Picador (May 26, 2014)

A TALE OF SORCERY AND PASSION IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY LONDON--WHERE WITCHES HAUNT WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND HIS DARK LADY, THE PLAYWRIGHT'S MUSE AND ONE TRUE LOVE

The daughter of a Venetian musician, Aemilia Bassano...


A Memory of Violets

by Hazel Gaynor William Morrow Paperbacks (February 03, 2015)

The author of the USA Today and New York Times bestselling novel The Girl Who Came Home has once again created an unforgettable historical novel. Step into the world of Victorian London, where the wealth...


The Empty Throne

The Saxon Stories #8

by Bernard Cornwell Harper (January 06, 2015)

The eighth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis...


Alice in Exile

by Piers Paul Read Thomas Dunne Books (April 28, 2014)

By critically acclaimed author Piers Paul Read, Alice in Exile is an exquisite historical novel featuring Alice Fry--a free-thinking and independent-minded woman in a world ruled by men--and the two men who...


The Miniaturist

by Jessie Burton Ecco (August 26, 2014)

Now a television miniseries, as seen on Masterpiece on PBS

Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam—a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion—a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering...


Sedition

by Katharine Grant Henry Holt and Co. (March 31, 2014)

"Extremely impressive . . . . A wonderful read from a born storyteller." --Chris Cleave, New York Times bestselling author of Little Bee

"A wicked sense of humor . . . . Subversive and thrilling . . . It will...


The Secret Life of William Shakespeare

by Jude Morgan St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2014)

Named One of Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Books of 2014

There are so few established facts about how the son of a glove maker from Warwickshire became one of the greatest writers of all time that some people doubt...


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 Barbara Taylor Bradford at her very best, and its sweeping story of secrets,...


Queen Elizabeth's Daughter

by Anne Clinard Barnhill St. Martin's Griffin (March 17, 2014)

From Anne Barnhill, the author of At the Mercy of the Queen, comes the gripping tale of Mary Shelton, Elizabeth I's young cousin and ward, set against the glittering backdrop of the Elizabethan court

Mistress...


The Mistressclass

by Michele Roberts Henry Holt and Co. (March 17, 2014)

A painter's death sets into motion a story of desire--past and present--and its enduring repercussions

Catherine and Vinny are sisters and writers living in contemporary London. Catherine, a professor, publishes...


The Red Queen

The Cousins' War #2, The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #3

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (August 03, 2010)

The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life Margaret Beaufort, heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, who...


The Distaff Side

by Elizabeth Palmer Thomas Dunne Books (January 13, 2014)

When Bertie, a browbeaten son of Britain's upper crust, wants to marry Mai, the feminist who lives in the mansion down the road, his mother, Augusta, the ultra-snobby Langham matriarch, opposes their union....


The Poisoned Island: A Novel

by Lloyd Shepherd Washington Square Press (January 14, 2014)

A brilliant young police officer discovers a series of bizarre deaths are connected to the cargo of a research vessel bound for Kew Gardens in this fantasy-tinged historical thriller set in early nineteenth-century...


Frenchman's Creek

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 17, 2013)

"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." --New York Times

Bored and restless in London's Restoration Court, Lady Dona escapes into the British countryside with her restlessness...


The New Countess

Love & Inheritance Trilogy #3

by Fay Weldon St. Martin's Press (December 16, 2013)

England, 1905. Lord Robert and Lady Isobel Dilberne, as well as their entire regal estate, with its hundred rooms, are busy planning for a lavish visit from King Edward VII and his mistress just a few months...


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...


The Rules of Perspective

by Adam Thorpe Henry Holt and Co. (December 02, 2013)

On April 3, 1945, the advancing American army shells the historic town of Lohenfelde, and the Kaiser-Wilhelm museum. Within the museum's vaults, Heinrich Hoffer is hiding from the bombardment, and trying to...


Warlord

The Outlaw Chronicles #4

by Angus Donald St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2013)

"A rip-roaring tale . . . full of twists and turns...A fast-moving, thoroughly enjoyable yarn." --Kirkus Reviews on King's Man

Robert, Earl of Locksley, returns in Warlord, the latest in Angus Donald's compelling...


The Stars Can Wait

by Jay Basu Henry Holt and Co. (November 11, 2013)

In this powerful debut set in 1940s German-occupied Poland, a young Catholic boy unearths the secrets of his brother's mysterious life.

Fifteen-year-old Gracian Sofka is a stargazer. Every night for the past...


Daughters of the House

by Michele Roberts Picador (October 21, 2013)

A Booker Prize Finalist, Daughters of the House is Michèle Roberts' acclaimed novel of secrets and lies revealed in the aftermath of World War II. Thérèse and Léonie, French and English cousins of the same...


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...


The Sea Garden

by Deborah Lawrenson Harper (June 24, 2014)

Romance, suspense, and World War II mystery are woven together in three artfully linked novellas—rich in drama and steeped in atmosphere—from the critically acclaimed author of The Lantern.

The Sea Garden...


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...


Fair Exchange

by Michele Roberts Picador (October 21, 2013)

In the early 1800s in a small village in rural France, a peasant woman named Louise summons her priest. Fearing she is about to die, Louise begins her final confession to the bored cleric and reveals a lifelong...


The Sleeping Dictionary

by Sujata Massey Pocket Books (August 20, 2013)

From an award-winning novelist, a stunning portrait of late Raj India--a sweeping saga and a love story set against a background of huge political and cultural upheaval.

YOU ASK FOR MY NAME, THE REAL ONE, AND...


Queen's Gambit: A Novel

by Elizabeth Fremantle Simon & Schuster (August 06, 2013)

"Smart, sensual and suspenseful as a thriller, Queen's Gambit is a must-read for Philippa Gregory fans--and heralds a brilliant new player in the court of royal fiction" (People).

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced,...


The White Princess

The Cousins' War #5, The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #5

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (July 23, 2013)

Adapted for the STARZ original series, The White Princess.

Love to the Death.

When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house--Elizabeth...


Netherwood

by Jane Sanderson William Morrow Paperbacks (December 31, 2013)

Two remarkably different worlds—one of wealth and privilege, the other of poverty and desperation—are about to collide in one shattering moment in this mesmerizing tale of high drama, forbidden love, and...


Citadel

Languedoc #3

by Kate Mosse William Morrow (March 18, 2014)

Combining the rugged action of Labyrinth with the haunting mystery of Sepulchre, #1 bestselling author Kate Mosse’s eagerly awaited Citadel is a mesmerizing World War II story of daring and courage, in which...


Children of Paradise

by Fred D'aguiar Harper (February 18, 2014)

Acclaimed novelist, playwright, and poet Fred D’Aguiar has been short-listed for the T.S. Eliot Prize in poetry for Bill of Rights, his narrative poem about the Jonestown massacre, and won the Whitbread First...


The Pagan Lord

The Saxon Stories #7

by Bernard Cornwell Harper (January 07, 2014)

The seventh installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis...


Sharpe's Fortress

The Sharpe Stories #3

by Bernard Cornwell HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

"The greatest writer of historical adventures today."

Washington Post

Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history...


Sharpe's Devil

The Sharpe Stories #21

by Bernard Cornwell HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, another exciting adventure in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege...


Sharpe's Battle

The Sharpe Stories #12

by Bernard Cornwell HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the twelth installment in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of...


Stonehenge

by Bernard Cornwell HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that created the mysterious Stonehenge.

One summer’s day, a dying stranger carrying great wealth in...


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...


The Tainted Throne

Empire of the Moghul #4

by Alex Rutherford Thomas Dunne Books (May 27, 2013)

India, 1606. Jahangir, the triumphant Moghul Emperor and ruler of most of the Indian subcontinent, is doomed. No amount of wealth and ruthlessness can protect him from his sons' desire for power. The glorious...