The Dragon From Guangzhou

By DW Plato

It was the beginning of the nineteenth century and ruthless pirates ruled the seas surrounding China and South East Asia. Just as Europeans were trying to exert their naval and cultural power on the Chinese and others in the region, one group was determined to...

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The School Marm

The Darlings of Deadwood
By Tina Susedik

Tina Susedik takes a slice of history and turns The School Marm into a tremendous romance mystery. Deadwood, South Dakota is experiencing all the perks and disadvantages of a gold rush. The town was slapped together quickly to accommodate the gold diggers, bringing banks, shops,...

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The Light from Darkness

A Story of the Civil War
By John W. Bebout

In John W. Bebout's The Light from Darkness, we meet seventeen-year-old Teddy Miller in Great Tortugas, off the Florida Keys. It’s 1864, during the waning months of the Civil War, and this desolate island is the location of a Yankee prison. Teddy has gone there...

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The Unlikely Occultist

A Biographical Novel of Alice A. Bailey
By Isobel Blackthorn

Shortly after her loving Aunt Hilary’s funeral, Heather faced a challenge at her job. At the State Library in Victoria, Australia, she was assigned the task of assessing a one-hundred box collection donated by the late Professor Foyle. She was a professor of religious studies,...

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The Adventures of Tom Finch, Gentleman

By Lucy May Lennox

Primarily set in early eighteenth-century London, The Adventures of Tom Finch, Gentleman by Lucy May Lennox is a picaresque tale of a blind music master who triumphs over his disability to lead a thoroughly (dis)honorable life. It is a merry romp from start to finish....

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The Secret of the Grand Hôtel du Lac

By Kathryn Gauci

The Secret of the Grand Hôtel du Lac by Kathryn Gauci is a beautiful historical novel about the German occupation of France. Between 1943 and 1944, the Nazis occupied France, inflicting varying degrees of hardship on the French in the name of Hitler. England stepped...

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The Book of Uriel

By Elyse Hoffman

The Book of Uriel by Elyse Hoffman is a mesmerizing work of historical fiction. Set during the Holocaust of World War 2, a ten-year-old boy named Uriel has always been on the outside looking in. He was born mute and ironically lives in a village...

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The Narrows

By Mark Zvonkovic

The Narrows by Mark Zvonkovic takes us back to the late sixties/early seventies in a psychological tale about cult addiction. Larry Brown and his longtime pal Hal, in a Cambridge, Massachusetts bar, witness a ruckus in which two oddly clean-cut young men wrestle with another,...

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The Market Stall Girl

By AnneMarie Brear

The Market Stall Girl by AnneMarie Brear centers around Beth Beaumont, a young woman who lives with her middle-class family on a farm and spends her day at the stall selling their fruits and vegetables. Noah Jackson is a coal miner living with his brothers,...

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The Black Cap of Darlene Nightingale

By Robert E. Kearns

When the small rural town of Clover, Texas loses the one man who maintained law and order, the town seeks a replacement. The only problem is they don’t want to have to pay a salary. Darlene Nightingale points this out quite clearly. Their only recourse...

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