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By Deanna Raybourn

ISBN-10: 0778324923

ISBN-13: 9780778324928

Clean from a six-month sojourn in Italy, woman Julia returns domestic to Sussex to discover her father's property crowded with friends and family— yet darkish deeds are afoot on the deconsecrated abbey, and a assassin roams the traditional cloisters. a lot to her shock, the single guy she had was hoping to forget—the enigmatic and compelling Nicholas Brisbane—is between her father's houseguests… and he isn't on my own. to not be outdone, Julia indicates him that can play at flirtation and in a timely fashion introduces him to her committed, more youthful, titled Italian count.But the homecoming celebrations speedy take a ghastly flip while one of many site visitors is located brutally murdered within the chapel, and a member of woman Julia's family confesses to the crime. sure of her cousin's innocence, woman Julia resumes her not likely and deliciously interesting partnership with Nicholas Brisbane, getting down to get to the bottom of a tangle of deceit prior to the killer can strike back. whilst a surprising storm from snow blankets the abbey like a shroud, it falls to girl Julia and Nicholas Brisbane to reply to the shriek of homicide such a lot foul.

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By Ellis Peters

ISBN-10: 0446400157

ISBN-13: 9780446400152

The formidable head of Shrewsbury Abbey desires to gather Saint Winifred's sacred is still for his Benedictine order. And while the consequent controversy results in homicide, Brother Cadfael investigates.

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Download Hero of Rome (Roman Trilogy 1) by Douglas Jackson PDF

By Douglas Jackson

ISBN-10: 0593065123

ISBN-13: 9780593065129

The Roman grip on Britain is weakening. Emperor Nero has became his face clear of this far-flung outpost. The Druids are at the upward thrust, spreading seeds of uprising one of the British tribes. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British matters. The warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to conflict. status opposed to the emerging tide of Boudicca's uprising is Roman Tribune, Gaius Valerius Verrens, Commander of the veteran legions at Colonia. Valerius leads the veterans in a final stand opposed to the unstoppable horde of Boudicca's insurgent military. step-by-step, the bloodied survivors are pressured again into the Temple of Claudius. it truly is the following that Valerius wins lifelong reputation and the accolade Hero of Rome.

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By Karen Harper

ISBN-10: 0399156186

ISBN-13: 9780399156182

A clean and exciting historic novel instructed within the voice of Queen Elizabeth I's governess. Katherine Ashley, the daughter of a bad state squire, fortunately secures an schooling and a spot for herself in a noble family. but if Thomas Cromwell, a henchman for King Henry VIII, brings her to the royal court docket as a undercover agent, Kat enters right into a exciting new global of the Tudor monarchs. free of a lifetime of espionage by means of Cromwell's downfall, Kat ultimately befriends Anne Boleyn. As a demise prefer to the doomed queen, Kat turns into governess and surrogate-mother to the younger Elizabeth Tudor. jointly they undergo sour exile, assassination makes an attempt, and imprisonment, slightly escaping with their lives. yet they do, and whilst Elizabeth is topped, Kat maintains to serve her, faithfully guarding the entire queen's secrets and techniques (including Elizabeth's affair with the speeding Robert Dudley) . . . and eventually rising because the lifelong confidante and real mother-figure to Queen Elizabeth.

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By Michael Tobias

ISBN-10: 0553283677

ISBN-13: 9780553283679

FIRST version. July 1990 Bantam Spectra jumbo mass marketplace paperback, Michael Tobias (Fundamental Problems). A cryptic message through desktop from "Gaia" leads collage professor William desire Planter to a monastery excessive within the Himalayas and an very unlikely come across with the spirit of the residing earth. even supposing a skinny plot slightly disguises this passionate polemic for the Gaia speculation, the occasionally ribald, occasionally tragic vignettes of human background and Earth's evolution continue their very own momentum from begin to end.

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By Sally Cabot Gunning

ISBN-10: 0061782149

ISBN-13: 9780061782145

At the eve of the progressive conflict, a tender girl is stuck among culture and independence, kin and judgment of right and wrong, loyalty and love, during this spellbinding novel from the writer of The Widow's struggle and certain Jane Clarke leads an easy but wealthy existence within the small village of Satucket on Cape Cod. the colourful smell of the sea breeze, the stark great thing about the dunes, the stillness of the dew pond are one of the day-by-day joys she treasures. Her days are complete getting to her father's wishes, minding her more youthful siblings, operating with the neighborhood midwife. yet at twenty-two, Jane understands issues will switch. sometime, maybe quickly, she's going to be anticipated to maneuver out of her father's domestic and begin a family of her personal. but a few things—including the sour feud among her father and a fellow miller named Winslow—appear more likely to stay an identical. whilst the dispute erupts right into a surprising act of violence, Jane's lifelong belief in her father is shaken. including to her unease is Phinnie Paine, the younger guy Jane's father has picked out as son-in-law in addition to company associate. whilst Jane defies her father and refuses to just accept Phinnie's marriage notion, she is distributed away to Boston to make her dwelling as she will be able to. Arriving during this unusual, bustling urban awash with pink coats and rebellious fervor, Jane plunges into new conflicts and consists of together with her previous ones she'd was hoping to depart in the back of. Father opposed to daughter, Clarke opposed to Winslow, loyalist opposed to insurgent, command opposed to unfastened will—the battles are advanced whilst her growing to be attachment to her frail aunt, her friendship with the bookseller Henry Knox, and the unforeseen kindness of the British squaddies pit her opposed to the townspeople who taunt them and her personal liked brother, Nate, a legislation clerk operating for John Adams. but if Jane witnesses British infantrymen killing 5 colonists on a chilly March night in 1770, an occasion now dubbed "the Boston Massacre," she needs to query seeming truths and face essentially the most tricky offerings of her existence, by myself apart from the 2 those who proceed to face by way of her—her grandparents Lyddie and Eben Freeman. Grippingly rendered, full of a few of the lesser identified yet so much influential figures of America's fight for independence—John and Samuel Adams, Henry Knox, James Otis—The uprising of Jane Clarke is a compelling tale of 1 woman's fight to discover her personal position and depart her personal mark on a brand new kingdom because it is born.

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By Steven Saylor

In the town of Massilia (modern-day Marseille), at the coast of Southern Gaul, Gordianus the Finder's loved son Meto has disappeared--branded as a traitor to Caesar and it appears useless. ate up with grief, Gordianus arrives within the urban in the course of a raging civil conflict, hoping to find what occurred to his son. but if he witnesses the autumn of a tender girl from a precipice referred to as Sacrifice Rock, he turns into entangled in researching the truth--did she fall or used to be she driven? And the place, in all of this, may well or not it's hooked up to his lacking son? Drawn into the city's treacherous depths, the place not anything and not anyone are what they appear, Gordianus needs to summon all of his talents to find his son's fate--and to guard his personal life.

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Download The Maid: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Kimberly Cutter PDF

By Kimberly Cutter

ISBN-10: 0547549385

ISBN-13: 9780547549385

“Was she a saint or a witch? A visionary or a madwoman? Or a unprecedented peasant lady who, at God’s bidding, led a military, kept France, and paid the associated fee by way of burning alive? . . . Kimberly Cutter’s portrait of ‘Jehanne’ as a wierd, gritty teenage tomboy and real believer is compelling.” —USA Today

It is the 15th century, and the tumultuous Hundred Years’ conflict rages on. France is lower than siege, English infantrymen tear throughout the nation-state destroying all who go their paths, and Charles VII, the uncrowned king, has neither the power nor the need to rally his military. And within the quiet of her mom and dad’ backyard in Domrémy, a peasant lady sees a spangle of sunshine and hears a strong voice converse her identify: Jehanne.

The tale of Jehanne d’Arc, the visionary and saint who believed she were selected by way of God, who led a military and stored her kingdom, has captivated our imaginations for hundreds of years. however the tale of Jehanne—the lady whose sister used to be murdered via the English, who sought an get away from a violent father and a compelled marriage, who taught herself to journey and to struggle, and who by some means stumbled on the braveness and tenacity to cajole first one, then , then millions to keep on with her—is instantly exciting, unforeseen, and heartbreaking. wealthy with unstated love and battlefield valor, The Maid is a singular concerning the energy and uncertainty of religion and the exhilarating and devastating results of reputation.

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“Joan of Arc, the teenage peasant woman who commanded a French military, was once burned on the stake, and finally declared a saint, exists in our collective mind's eye as extra fable than person . . . Cutter strips away the romanticism in prefer of a extra complicated portrayal that increases a few provocative questions.” —O Magazine

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By Keith R.A. DeCandido

ISBN-10: 0061435031

ISBN-13: 9780061435034

Twenty-two years in the past, Sam and Dean Winchester misplaced their mom to a mysterious and demonic supernatural strength. within the years after, their father, John, taught them in regards to the paranormal evil that lives at midnight corners and at the again roads of the United States . . . and he taught them easy methods to kill it.

Sam and Dean are headed for Key West, Florida, domestic to Hemingway, hurricanes, and an entire lot of demons. The tropical city has such a lot of ghouls at the free that one in every of its major moneymakers has lengthy been a chain of ghost excursions. however the excursions aren't any extra, now not seeing that one of many courses used to be came upon useless of an obvious middle assault . . . his face frozen in mid-scream. not anyone understands what horrors he observed, however the Winchester brothers are approximately to determine.

Soon they're going to be face-to-face with the ghosts of the island's such a lot notorious citizens, demons with a hidden time table, and a mysterious old energy trying to find revenge. it really is as much as Sam and Dean to avoid wasting the voters of Key West . . . ahead of the attractive island is lowered to not anything greater than a pile of bones.

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