Category: Historical Fiction

Tarnish

By Katherine Longshore

Anne Boleyn is the peculiar woman out. Newly arrived to the courtroom of King Henry VIII, every little thing approximately her turns out flawed, from her outfits to her manners to her witty yet sharp tongue. So whilst the speeding poet Thomas Wyatt deals to teach her on the right way to shine at court—and to persuade the full courtroom they’re lovers—she accepts. prior to lengthy, Anne’s reputation has soared, or even the charismatic and impossible to resist king takes observe. greater than recognition, Anne wishes a voice—but she additionally wishes love. What begun as a video game turns into excessive stakes as Anne reveals herself pressured to make an very unlikely selection among her heart's hope and the opportunity to make background.

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The Accusers (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries (Paperback))

By Lindsey Davis

- The Accusers was once released in Mysterious Press hardcover (0-89296-811-7) in 4/04. This alternate paperback version will tie into Davis's new hardcover, Scandal Takes a vacation, due from Mysterious press in 9/04
- Lindsey Davis's earlier novel, The Jupiter fantasy, seemed on London's Sunday occasions bestseller record. It used to be released through Mysterious Press in hardcover in 9/03 and in exchange paperback in 5/04.
- The creators of PBS's Inspector Morse tv sequence are generating a chain approximately Marcus Didius Falco, with scripts at the moment in development.
- First woman Laura Bush is a huge fan of Davis's overseas bestselling novels, and the writer obtained the Crime Writers Association's Ellis Peters historic Dagger Award in 199. Davis should be a visitor of honor at Bouchercon 2004 in Toronto.

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A Rose Before Dying (A Second Sons Inquiry Agency Regency Mystery Book 2)

By Amy Corwin

The single relatives Charles has left is his uncle, Sir Edward. whilst Sir Edward is accused of murdering his mistress, Charles is decided to turn out his uncle's innocence. regrettably, the single clues left in the back of are a couple of enigmatic roses and a word threatening to kill an unidentified sufferer until the riddle is solved.

Ariadne is suffering to make a hit of the gardening enterprise left to her via her father, and whilst an earl, Charles Vance, tells her stranger's existence will depend on her id of a rose, she is torn. She desires to help him, but when she is incorrect, an individual may possibly die and her attractiveness as a rosarian will be ruined.

The stakes are excessive, yet Ariadne reluctantly is of the same opinion to aid the horny earl. because the plunge deeper into the secret, they have to struggle the distraction in their starting to be love in the event that they wish to avoid a killer from claiming yet one more existence.

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Until the Last Spike: The Journal of Sean Sullivan, a Transcontinental Railroad Worker, Nebraska and Points West, 1867

By William Durbin

Age variety: eight - 12 Years

Overview

It's August 1867 and Sean has simply arrived from Chicago, making plans to paintings together with his father at the Intercontinental Railroad. Sean needs to commence on the backside, as a water provider, toting barrels of it to the thirsty males who're doing the backbreaking paintings at the line.

At evening, everyone seems to be frequently too drained to do something yet sleep, but Sundays are unfastened, and Sean discovers the tough and rowdy global of the cities that appear to sprout up from nowhere alongside the railroad's course over the prairie. yet prejudices run rampant for either the Irish and chinese language staff -- in particular once they begin a perilous race to determine who can lay music the fastest.

Through Sean's eyes, the background of this period and the significance of his and his fellow workers' achievements come alive.

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Collision Course (Titanic #2)

By Gordon Korman

From bestselling writer Gordon Korman, a moment heart-stopping experience aboard the unluckiest send of all.

The gigantic has hit the excessive seas--and strikes progressively towards its doom. in the luxurious of the cabins and the darkish underbelly of the send, mysteries unfold--a mystery killer who could be on board, a legacy which may be jeopardized, and an important fact that might quickly be published. For Paddy, Sophie, Juliana, and Alfie, lifestyles at the monstrous brings either hiding and looking, as their lives turn into irrevocably intertwined.

after which, in fact, an iceberg appears to be like, and the level is decided for the ultimate scene.

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Moon Over Manifest

By Clare Vanderpool

Winner of the 2011 Newbery Award.

The move of the teach rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty geographical region and imagined the signal I’d visible purely in Gideon’s tales: Manifest—A city with a wealthy earlier and a shiny future.
 
Abilene Tucker feels deserted. Her father has placed her on a educate, sending her off to stay with an previous good friend for the summer time whereas he works a railroad activity. Armed in simple terms with a number of possessions and her record of universals, Abilene jumps off the educate in occur, Kansas, aiming to profit in regards to the boy her father as soon as was.
Having heard tales approximately occur, Abilene is disillusioned to discover that it’s only a dried-up, tired outdated city. yet her sadness quick turns to pleasure while she discovers a hidden cigar field jam-packed with mementos, together with a few outdated letters that point out a undercover agent often called the Rattler. those mysterious letters ship Abilene and her new neighbors, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness undercover agent hunt, although they're warned to “Leave good adequate Alone.”
Abilene throws all warning apart while she heads down the mysterious route to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive leave out Sadie, a diviner who in simple terms tells tales from the previous. it sounds as if Manifest’s historical past is stuffed with colourful and shadowy characters—and long-held secrets and techniques. The extra Abilene hears, the extra decided she is to profit simply what position her father performed in that background. And as Manifest’s secrets and techniques are laid naked one after the other, Abilene starts off to weave her personal tale into the material of the town.
 
Powerful in its simplicity and wealthy in historic aspect, Clare Vanderpool’s debut is a gripping tale of loss and redemption.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Burning Shadow (Gods and Warriors)

By Michelle Paver

For enthusiasts of Nancy Farmer and Lloyd Alexander comes overseas bestselling writer Michelle Paver’s moment novel within the Bronze Age experience series.
 
While trying to find his abducted sister, Outsider Hylas takes a perilous detour while he’s captured as a slave and despatched to the copper mines of Thalakrea. Hylas faces brutal overseers and deadly cave-ins whereas evading his enemies, the Crows. due to an orphaned lion cub and his friend Pirra, Hylas needs to get away the mines and shatter the ability of the Crows for solid. But the prophecy remains to be at paintings and Hylas can't get away its grasp, especially when the anger of the oldest god is woke up.

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Death and the Black Pyramid (John Rawlings, Apothecary)

A John Rawlings Georgian secret - Apothecary John Rawlings has been summoned to Devon by means of his appealing yet unpredictable mistress. Leaving his daughter Rose within the excellent care of her grandfather, Rawlings units off for Exeter. His fellow stagecoach passengers are a motley group, and comprise a wide and talkative German woman, a dance-master and a bare-knuckle fighter referred to as the Black Pyramid. sooner than the trips finish a guy has been stumbled on brutally murdered, and Rawlings is once more drawn right into a complicated and hazardous intrigue.

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The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington's Times

By Charles Royster

During this soaking up narrative Charles Royster lines the increase and fall of the eighteenth-century transatlantic tradition that was once outfitted at the insatiable call for in Europe for Virginia tobacco and the both insatiable American call for for ecu synthetic goods.  

Moving from the plantations of Virginia and Antigua to the warehouses of London and Glasgow, from the Gold Coast of Africa to the valleys of the Allegheny Mountains, from the iron furnaces of southern Wales to the subscribers' room of Lloyd's of London, Professor Royster provides us the tale of the Dismal Swamp corporation, a superbly delusional company that proposed draining and constructing an unlimited morass alongside the Virginia-North Carolina border. analyzing the interconnected lives of the company's companions, Royster unearths a colonial order equipped on a method of cronyism, conspicuous intake, and debt that turns out hauntingly known. He writes concerning the many schemers and dreamers (including George Washington, Robert "King" Carter, William Byrds, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and Robert Morris) who didn't amass their wanted fortunes, and some realists (Samuel Gist, Dr. Thomas Walker, and Anthony Bacon) who succeeded, yet on the dire price of others. And we see the breakdown of this tradition and the transition to a extra democratic, even though related, process after the Revolution.

Throughout Royster's narrative we seepossessors possessed through their possessions, slaveholders possessed via slavery, and heirs possessed by means of litigation. Connecting all their tales are their unceasing efforts to make anything huge out of the insubstantial--chief between them the just about unimaginable fable that fortunes may be made of the Dismal Swamp.

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