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The Christmas Wedding (The Village Secrets, Book 1)

by Dilly Court HarperCollins (October 17, 2019)

The first book in the dramatic new saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author

Holding the letter in trembling hands, Daisy’s future crumbled before her – the words engraved on her heart forever.

 

The...


The Last Letter from Juliet

by Melanie Hudson One More Chapter (August 23, 2019)

The USA TODAY bestseller! For fans of Soraya M. Lane, Heather Morris, Fiona Valpy and Pam Jenoff.

Inspired by the brave women of WWII, this is a moving and powerful novel of friendship, love and resilience....


The Forgotten Wife

by Lorna Cook Avon (April 30, 2019)

A timeless story of love and sacrifice, perfect for fans of Martha Hall Kelly, Pam Jenoff and Gill Paul.

“An intriguing mystery that will keep you wanting to read more.’— Gill Paul, author of The Lost...


The Belfast Girl on Galway Bay

by Anne Doughty HQ Digital (May 03, 2019)

‘An immensely readable, summer holiday of a book’ Belfast Telegraph

When Elizabeth Stewart, the only daughter of Protestant parents, announced that she wants to leave Belfast for the west coast of Ireland,...


The Huntress

by Kate Quinn HarperCollins (April 18, 2019)

‘If you enjoyed The Tattooist of Auschwitz, read The Huntress by Kate Quinn’ The Washington Post ‘Fascinating, brilliantly written, enthralling – just phenomenal’ Jill Mansell

*From the bestselling...


A Forbidden Love

by Kerry Postle HQ Digital (April 02, 2019)

An extraordinary story against all the odds…

He vowed in his letter to one day meet her again, once the war was over. But it was a letter Maria couldn’t bring herself to read…

Growing up in the humble...


Wartime for the District Nurses (The District Nurse, Book 2)

by Annie Groves HarperCollins (April 04, 2019)

The compelling new bestseller from the author of The Mersey Daughter and Winter on the Mersey.

Alice Lake and her friend Edith have had everything thrown at them in their first year as district nurses in London’s...


The Forgotten Village

by Lorna Cook Avon (April 04, 2019)

Don’t miss Lorna Cook’s stunning new book, The Forbidden Promise, available to pre-order now…

_________ THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER WITH OVER 150,000 COPIES SOLD

1943: The world is at war, and the villagers...


The Lost Letter

by Adrienne Chinn One More Chapter (March 07, 2019)

The Lost Letter from Morocco has great authenticity, immediacy and is an emotive and engaging read.’ Rosanna Ley

A forbidden love affair. A long-buried secret. A journey that will change everything.

Morocco,...


The Girl from Galloway: A stunning historical novel of love, family and overcoming the odds

by Anne Doughty HQ Digital (March 01, 2019)

The hardest times can build the strongest friendships

County Donegal, Ireland, April 1845.

Since following her heart and moving from her comfortable home in Scotland to the harsh mountainside of Ardtur, County...


The Forgotten Secret

by Kathleen McGurl HQ Digital (March 01, 2019)

A USA Today bestseller! Can she unlock the mysteries of the past?

A country at war

It’s the summer of 1919 and Ellen O’Brien has her whole life ahead of her. Young, in love and leaving home for her first...


The Darkest Hour

by Barbara Erskine HarperCollins (February 21, 2019)

From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes an epic tale of love, passion and heartbreak.

In the summer of 1940, eyes are focussed on the skies above the South of England: the Battle for Britain has just...


A Sister’s Sorrow

by Kitty Neale Avon (February 21, 2019)

It’s Sarah and her brother against the world…

When Sarah Jepson’s mother Annie dies, Sarah is left with her little brother Tommy to care for. Alone in the world, the two of them must make a life for themselves...


The Lost Girls Of Paris

by Pam Jenoff HQ (January 29, 2019)

‘A gripping tale’ MY WEEKLY

‘Thrilling’ WOMAN

‘A truly gripping read of mystery, love and heroism’ FROST MAGAZINE

The Lost Girls of Paris is an emotional story of friendship and betrayal during the...


The Hidden Women: An inspirational novel of sisterhood and strength

by Kerry Barrett HQ Digital (January 14, 2019)

From the bestselling author of The Girl In The Picture comes a beautiful new timeslip novel.

Berkshire, 1944

When Will Bates offers to take ATA pilot Lilian Miles to the dance, he sends her heart into a flutter....


Children of the Cave

by Virve Sammalkorpi, Emily Jeremiah & Fleur Jeremiah Peirene Press (February 15, 2019)

1819. Iax Agolasky, a young assistant to a notable French explorer, sets off on a journey to the Russian wilderness.

They soon discover a group of creatures living in a cave: children with animal traits. But...


Snegurochka

by Judith Heneghan Salt (April 25, 2019)

‘Something terrible is happening here. Something terrible has already happened.’

Snegurochka opens in Kiev in 1992, one year after Ukraine’s declaration of independence. Rachel, a troubled young English...


The Doll Factory

by Elizabeth Macneal Atria/Emily Bestler Books (August 13, 2019)

The #1 International Bestseller

New York Times Editor’s Choice

“A lush, evocative Gothic.” —The New York Times Book Review

This terrifically exciting novel will jolt, thrill, and bewitch readers.”...


The Samurai's Daughter

by John J. Healey Arcade (August 27, 2019)

A tale of personal discovery, familial obligations, and competing cultural expectations is at the heart of this exciting sequel to The Samurai of Seville.

Soledad Maria, called Masako by her father, is a child...


Fled

by Meg Keneally Arcade (July 09, 2019)

Based on the life of an incredible historical heroine, a harrowing journey in search of love, justice, and freedom, told by the daughter of best-selling author Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List)

Jenny Gwyn has...


The Tubman Command

by Elizabeth Cobbs Arcade (May 21, 2019)

From the bestselling author of The Hamilton Affair,  a novel based on a thrilling chapter of Civil War history and African American history, how Harriet Tubman lead a Union raid to free 750 slaves.

It’s...


In Exile

by Alexandra Turney Unbound Digital (January 24, 2019)

“No one in this city has believed in me for two thousand years. I’m unknown and unloved. And I’m very, very ill.” He sighed, and the sound chilled her blood. “Give me your hand.” Dionysus is re-born...


Two Weeks Excerpt

by Karen Kingsbury Howard Books (January 08, 2019)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Daughter's Tale

by Armando Lucas Correa Atria Books (May 07, 2019)

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“[B]reathtakingly threaded together from start to finish with the sound of a beating heart.” —The New York Times

“Searing.” —People

“Immersive, both heartbreaking and redemptive,...


Paris, 7 A.M.

by Liza Wieland Simon & Schuster (June 11, 2019)

The acclaimed, award-winning author of A Watch of Nightingales imagines in a sweeping and stunning novel what happened to the poet Elizabeth Bishop during three life-changing weeks she spent in Paris amidst...


Fatal Inheritance

by Rachel Rhys Washington Square Press (June 11, 2019)

Get swept away to the enchanting South of France with this “exquisite and shimmering” (Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone) suspenseful historical novel, where perilous secrets...


Fractured

by Tamar Ossowski Skyhorse (September 03, 2019)

Form the author of Left (over 25,000 sold), a love story for fans of Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife and Jack Finney’s Time and Again. If you had the chance to go back and fix the past, could...


An Impossible Distance to Fall

by Miriam McNamara Sky Pony (July 02, 2019)

A story about falling—falling from grace, falling in love—as well as soaring to heights you wouldn’t know were possible if you never stepped out into thin air.

A story about falling—falling from grace,...


The Women of the Copper Country

by Mary Doria Russell Atria Books (August 06, 2019)

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Sparrow comes an inspiring historical novel about “America’s Joan of Arc” Annie Clements—the courageous woman who started a rebellion by leading a...


The Winemaker's Wife

by Kristin Harmel Gallery Books (August 13, 2019)

Instant #1 bestseller from The Globe and Mail (Toronto) and The Toronto Star

“Love and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption combine in a heady tale of the ever-present past…fantastic!” —Pam Jenoff, New...


Tidelands

by Philippa Gregory Atria Books (August 20, 2019)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author and “one of the great storytellers of our time” (San Francisco Book Review) turns from the glamour of the royal courts to tell the story of an ordinary woman, Alinor,...


The Guardian of Lies

by Kate Furnivall Simon & Schuster UK (July 01, 2019)

*** THE TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR ***

Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Survivors.

1953, the South of France. The fragile peace...


Lies in White Dresses

by Sofia Grant William Morrow Paperbacks (September 17, 2019)

In the 1940s and 50s, women who needed a fast divorce went to Nevada to live on a ranch with other women in the same boat. This historical novel was inspired by the true stories of those who “took the Reno...


The Fourth Shore

by Alessandro Spina & Andre Naffis-Sahely Arcade (January 15, 2019)

The modern classic about the colonization of Libya continues, as Italy watches its prized colony slip away.

The Confines of the Shadow maps the transformation of the Libyan city of Benghazi from a sleepy Ottoman...


The Fourth Courier

by Timothy Jay Smith Arcade (April 02, 2019)

** "Sharply drawn characters, rich dialogue, and a clever conclusion bode well for any sequel." —Publishers Weekly **

** “Smith skillfully bridges police procedural and espionage fiction, crafting a show-stealing...


The Third Daughter

Friends and Enemies

by Beryl Matthews Allison & Busby (April 18, 2019)

1941, London. Sirens warn of danger as German bomber planes approach the city. Ever cautious, Kathy and her mother head immediately for the nearest public air raid shelter but are separated in the desperate...


King of Kings

by Wilbur Smith Zaffre (April 02, 2019)

The long-awaited sequel to Wilbur Smith's worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun.

An epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war that brings together two of Wilbur Smith's greatest families in this long-awaited...


Country

by Michael Hughes Custom House (October 01, 2019)

Published to ravishing acclaim in the UK, a fierce and suspenseful reimagining of Homer’s Iliad set in mid-1990s Northern Ireland—a heart pounding tale of honor and revenge that “explodes with verbal invention,...


The Glass Woman

by Caroline Lea Harper (September 03, 2019)

“A perfect, gripping winter read. I loved it.” —Sophie Mackintosh, Man Booker longlisted author of The Water Cure

“Memorable and compelling. A novel about what haunts us—and what should.” —Sarah...


Chimes of a Lost Cathedral

by Janet Fitch Little, Brown and Company (July 02, 2019)

The story of THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M. continues in bestselling author Janet Fitch's sweeping epic about a young woman's coming into her own against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution.

After the events...


The Darwin Affair

by Tim Mason Algonquin Books (June 11, 2019)

“Intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting, The Darwin Affair is breathtaking from start to stop.” —The Wall Street Journal

Get ready for one of the most inventive and entertaining novels of 2019—an...


Courting Mr. Lincoln

by Louis Bayard Algonquin Books (April 23, 2019)

A page-turning novel about the brilliant, melancholic future president and the two people who knew him best: his handsome and charming confidant (and roommate), Joshua Speed, and the spirited young debutante...


Ribbons of Scarlet

by Heather Webb, Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray & Sophie Perinot et al. William Morrow Paperbacks (October 01, 2019)

Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six...


The Christmas Boutique

by Jennifer Chiaverini William Morrow (October 01, 2019)

Twenty years after the publication of The Quilter’s Apprentice, the novel that launched the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini returns with another delightful...


The Starlet and the Spy

by Ji-min Lee Harper Paperbacks (September 10, 2019)

A dazzling work of historical fiction, based on true events, about two women who seem the most unlikely to ever meet: Alice, a Korean war survivor and translator for the American forces in Seoul and Marilyn...


The Lost Daughter

by Gill Paul William Morrow Paperbacks (August 27, 2019)

If you loved I AM ANASTASIA by Ariel Lawhon you won't want to miss this novel about her sister, Grand Duchess Maria. What really happened to this lost Romanov daughter? A new novel perfect for anyone curious...


The Golden Wolf

The Half-Drowned King #3

by Linnea Hartsuyker Harper (August 13, 2019)

The fates of Ragnvald and his sister Svanhild unfold to their stunning conclusion in this riveting final volume in The Golden Wolf Saga, a trilogy that conjures the ancient world with the gripping detail, thrilling...


What Every Girl Should Know

by J. Albert Mann Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 12, 2019)

This compelling historical novel spans the early and very formative years of feminist and women’s health activist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, as she struggles to find her way amidst the...


City of Flickering Light

by Juliette Fay Gallery Books (April 16, 2019)

Juliette Fay—“one of the best authors of women’s fiction” (Library Journal)—transports us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and the raucous Roaring Twenties, as three friends struggle to earn their...