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Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Adult Fiction, Cultural, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction
Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais eBook Download Perfect for readers of The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, a perceptive and searing look at Apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family brought together by tragedy. Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a nine-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred . . . until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines
The Man Who Could Be King by John Ripin Miller

The Man Who Could Be King by John Ripin Miller

Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction
The Man Who Could Be King by John Ripin Miller eBook Download When young Josiah Penn Stockbridge accepts the position as aide-de-camp to George Washington at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, he thinks only of the glory and romance of battle. He is unprepared for the reality of America’s bloody fight for independence. The Continental Army is starving, underpaid, and dangerously close to mutiny, and Washington fights not just to defeat the British but to maintain order and morale among his own men. As anonymous letters by officers calling for revolt circulate through camp in Newburgh, New York, Washington must make a choice: preserve the young republic by keeping civilian control of the military, or reshape the new government by standing in solidarity with his troops and assum
We Shall Not All Sleep by Estep Nagy

We Shall Not All Sleep by Estep Nagy

Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction
We Shall Not All Sleep by Estep Nagy eBook Download The entangled pasts of two ruling class New England families come to light over three summer days on an island in Maine in this extraordinary debut novel. 1964. The Hillsingers and the Quicks have shared the small Maine island of Seven for generations. Though technically family—Jim Hillsinger and Billy Quick married Park Avenue sisters Lila and Hannah Blackwell—they do not mix. Now, on the anniversary of Hannah’s death, Lila feels grief pulling her toward Billy. Jim, a spy recently ousted from the CIA, decides to carry out the threat Lila explicitly forbid: to banish their youngest son, twelve-year-old Catta, to the neighboring island of Baffin for twenty-four hours in an attempt to make a man out of him. Set during three summe
Refuge by Dina Nayeri

Refuge by Dina Nayeri

Contemporary, Cultural, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
Refuge by Dina Nayeri eBook Download Finally, a moving immigrant story that looks at the larger contemporary refugee experience. An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over twenty years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to overachieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daughter and father know each other only from their visits: four crucial visits over two decades, each in a different international city. The longer they are apart, the more their lives diverge, but also the more each comes to need the other's wisdom and, ultimately, rescue. Meanwhile, refugees of all nationalities are flowing into Europe under troubling conditions. Wanting to help, but also looking for a lost sense of home, our grown-up transplant finds...
And the Rest is History by Jodi Taylor

And the Rest is History by Jodi Taylor

Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction
And the Rest is History by Jodi Taylor eBook Download No one knows quite how, but Max and her baby are safe at last. No one knows quite how, but Peterson has persuaded Dr Foster to marry him. No one knows quite how, but Markham’s marital status remains unknown. Certainly no one knows quite how a twelve-foot-high teapot could mysteriously materialise on the South Lawn, but it does. But they do know that Clive Ronan is back. They do know that he hates them and that this time he has good cause. And they do know that he will bring death and destruction in his wake. Follow the disaster magnets of St Mary’s from the Egyptian desert to the Battle of Stamford Bridge, from Hastings to the Sack of Constantinople, and from tragedy to triumph and back again, in this, the eighth
The Woodcutter’s Wife by David Johnson

The Woodcutter’s Wife by David Johnson

Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Military History
The Woodcutter's Wife by David Johnson eBook Download Set against the backdrop of the Civil War comes a tale of love lost and found… Mary Thomson is no ordinary woman. She works alongside her husband William cutting firewood to sell in the city, earning herself the nickname “The Woodcutter’s Wife.” She kills a bear with her bare hands. And she prefers plowing a field to cooking a meal. The one thing she cannot seem to handle is the melancholy that has enveloped her. Mary lost four children before they were a year old, and the doctor says she will no longer be able to conceive. Mary’s world flies apart when William disappears, leaving her with the arduous task of tending their farm by herself. Using her fierce independent spirit to cope as the war rages around her, she finds help in
The Necklace by Claire McMillan

The Necklace by Claire McMillan

Adult, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance
The Necklace by Claire McMillan eBook Download This intoxicating novel set in the rarified world of money and society alternates between two generations of the Quincy family: the wealthy robber baron brothers who vied over a bewitching Jazz Age beauty and the young woman who inherits a spectacular and mysterious Indian necklace and its secrets. Always the black sheep, Nell Quincy is summoned to the family farm outside Cleveland after the death of her great aunt. During a chilly meeting over cocktails, the family reads the will that makes Nell the executor of the estate and leaves her one item: a fantastically valuable, beautiful necklace from India. While the rest of the family jewels have been stored in a bank vault, Nell finds this priceless, forgotten heirloom in a Crown Royal w...
Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty

Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty

Childrens, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult
Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty eBook Download The storms are coming.... Something has happened to Serafina. She has awoken into a darkness she does not understand, scarred from a terrible battle, only to find that life at Biltmore Estate has changed in unimaginable ways. Old friends do unthinkable things and enemies seem all around. A mysterious threat moves towards Biltmore, a force without a name, bringing with it violent storms and flooding that stands to uproot everything in its path. Serafina must uncover the truth about what has happened to her and find a way to harness her strange new powers before it's too late. With only days to achieve the impossible, Serafina fights to reclaim herself as the Guardian of Biltmore, friend of Braeden, daughter of h...
The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol

The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol

Cultural, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Mystery
The Lightkeeper's Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol eBook Download Though her mind is still sharp, Elizabeth's eyes have failed. No longer able to linger over her beloved books or gaze at the paintings that move her spirit, she fills the void with music and memories of her family—a past that suddenly becomes all too present when her late father's journals are found amid the ruins of an old shipwreck. With the help of Morgan, a delinquent teenager performing community service, Elizabeth goes through the diaries, a journey through time that brings the two women closer together. Entry by entry, these unlikely friends are drawn deep into a world far removed from their own—to Porphyry Island on Lake Superior, where Elizabeth’s father manned the lighthouse seventy years before. As the wo
A Bride for the Betrayed Earl by Bridget Barton

A Bride for the Betrayed Earl by Bridget Barton

Historical, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance
A Bride for the Betrayed Earl by Bridget Barton eBook Download When Hunter Bentley, the Earl of Addison, returns from Scotland, it is to find that the love of his life has married another. On a mission of mercy to see his beloved father through his final days in the country he loved, Hunter is unaware that the woman he was set to marry, feeling neglected by his absence, has accepted a proposal of marriage from the Duke of Galcross. Still, Lady Felicity Morgan was always a little spoiled and a little ambitious. Weeks later, Emmeline Fitzgerald suffers the worst humiliation of her life. Just months after the death of her beloved father, the man she is set to marry publicly announces his engagement to another. Feeling all eyes on her, Emmeline almost turns to run, but her dignity is s...