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Luck's Wild

by G. Russell Peterman eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

The Collin Dymond story covers 1857 to 1865. Collin Dymond follows his father out to the gold fields and settles in Nevada. When the Civil War starts Collin returns to enlist in the Second Kansas which later...


Church of Marvels

by Leslie Parry Ecco (May 05, 2015)

A ravishing first novel, set in vibrant, tumultuous turn-of-the-century New York City, where the lives of four outsiders become entwined, bringing irrevocable change to them all.

New York, 1895. Sylvan Threadgill,...


Angels Make Their Hope Here

by Breena Clarke Little, Brown and Company (July 08, 2014)

Russell's Knob is not paradise. But already in 1849 this New Jersey highlands settlement is home to a diverse population of blacks, whites, and reds who have intermarried and lived in relative harmony for generations....


The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B

by Sandra Gulland Atria Books (March 17, 2002)

In this first of three books inspired by the life of Josephine Bonaparte, Sandra Gulland has created a novel of immense and magical proportions. We meet Josephine in the exotic and lush Martinico, where an old...


The Mistress of Nothing

Governor General's Award for Fiction 2009

by Kate Pullinger Atria Books (January 04, 2011)

The American debut of an award-winning novel about a lady’s maid’s awakening as she journeys from the confines of Victorian England to the uncharted far reaches of Egypt’s Nile Valley

When Lady Duff Gordon,...


Sin Killer

by Larry Mcmurtry Simon & Schuster (June 01, 2010)

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry comes the first in a four-volume epic journey through the early American frontier, featuring the Berrybender family, English nobility adrift in the American...


Nevermore

by Harold Schechter Pocket Books (June 29, 2010)

Praised by Caleb Carr for his "brilliantly detailed and above all riveting" true-crime writing, Harold Schechter brings his expertise to a marvelous work of fiction. Superbly rendering the 1830s Baltimore of...


The Visionist: A Novel

by Rachel Urquhart Little, Brown and Company (January 14, 2014)

An enthralling first novel about a teenage girl who finds refuge--but perhaps not--in an 1840s Shaker community.

After 15-year-old Polly Kimball sets fire to the family farm, killing her abusive father, she and...


The Poisoned Island: A Novel

by Lloyd Shepherd Washington Square Press (January 14, 2014)

A brilliant young police officer discovers a series of bizarre deaths are connected to the cargo of a research vessel bound for Kew Gardens in this fantasy-tinged historical thriller set in early nineteenth-century...


The Bully of Order

by Brian Hart Harper (September 02, 2014)

Set in a logging town on the lawless Pacific coast of Washington State at the turn of the twentieth century, a spellbinding novel of fate and redemption—told with a muscular lyricism and filled with a cast...


City of God: A Novel of Passion and Wonder in Old New York

New York City #2

by Beverly Swerling Simon & Schuster (December 09, 2008)

City of God, the latest installment in Beverly Swerling's gripping saga of old New York, takes readers to Manhattan's clamorous streets as the nation struggles to find a compromise between slave and free, but...


Man in the Shadows

by Gordon Henderson HarperCollins Publishers (July 01, 2014)

Fast-paced, gripping and rich with historical detail, Man in the Shadows builds on the historical record to illuminate one of the most dramatic times in Canadian history

In 1867, three British colonies became...


The Outcasts: A Novel

by Kathleen Kent Little, Brown and Company (September 24, 2013)

A taut, thrilling adventure story about buried treasure, a manhunt, and a woman determined to make a new life for herself in the old west.

It's the 19th century on the Gulf Coast, a time of opportunity and lawlessness....


The Barbary Pirates

Ethan Gage #4

by William Dietrich HarperCollins e-books (March 30, 2010)

“William Dietrich is a born stylist, moving characters around on an historical chessboard with the assured hand of a master novelist firing on all cylinders. Ethan Gage is a wiry, battle-scarred hero, with...


Hell at the Breech

by Tom Franklin HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 1897, an aspiring politician is mysteriously murdered in the rural area of Alabama known as Mitcham Beat. His outraged friends -- —mostly poor cotton farmers -- form a secret society, Hell-at-the-Breech,...


Sharpe's Fortress

The Sharpe Stories #3

by Bernard Cornwell HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

"The greatest writer of historical adventures today."

Washington Post

Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history...


Sharpe's Devil

The Sharpe Stories #21

by Bernard Cornwell HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, another exciting adventure in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege...


Sharpe's Battle

The Sharpe Stories #12

by Bernard Cornwell HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the twelth installment in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of...


The Widow's War

by Sally Cabot Gunning HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Married for twenty years to Edward Berry, Lyddie is used to the trials of being a whaler's wife in the Cape Cod village of Satucket, Massachusetts—running their house herself during her husband's long absences...


The Barbed Crown

Ethan Gage #6

by William Dietrich Harper (May 07, 2013)

In The Barbed Crown, the sixth tale of rogue and adventurer Ethan Gage by William Dietrich, our hero returns to Paris and London. Against a background of imperial pomp and the gathering clouds of war, Gage plots...


The House Girl

by Tara Conklin William Morrow (February 12, 2013)

The House Girl, the historical fiction debut by Tara Conklin, is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia.

Weaving together the story of...


Spirit of the Eagle

by Vella Munn Tom Doherty Associates (March 15, 1997)

It is 1872. American Expansionism is at its peak. Lands once thought uninhabitable are coveted by white settlers, miners, and traders who are spreading through the West. The last of the Modoc tribe are being...


Wind Warrior

by Vella Munn Tom Doherty Associates (March 15, 1999)

The Chumash tribe dwelled in harmony with the land, worshiping their gods and spirits. In the 1880s the Spanish drove them from their homes, forcibly converted them to Christianity, and made them slaves under...


Daughter of the Mountain

by Vella Munn Tom Doherty Associates (April 15, 1994)

She'd set out for California, following her father's dream--a disaster haunted dream that had killed her family and threatened the child she struggled to save. Snow-cloaked mountains, beautiful but heartless,...


Seminole Song

by Vella Munn Tom Doherty Associates (March 15, 1998)

Amid rising tensions that will tear apart the United States, Florida in the 1830s is in turmoil. The Seminole Indians have been ordered to leave their ancestral lands for reservations in Kansas and Oklahoma,...


The River's Daughter

by Vella Munn Tom Doherty Associates (July 15, 1993)

Oregon--a land flowing with milk and honey, a land of towering timber, snow-capped peaks, lush, fertile valleys. A land of gold. To the pioneering settlers, it was a garden of Eden. And to the Rogue Indians,...


Cheyenne Summer

by Vella Munn Tom Doherty Associates (July 14, 2002)

Summer, 1800. There is no rain. Heat bakes the prairie. What little game survives on the trickles of water in the shrinking creeks is fiercely hunted not just by the Cheyenne, but by their enemies, the Pawnee....


Daughter of the Forest

by Vella Munn Tom Doherty Associates (February 15, 1995)

The forests of the Pacific Northwest are lands of mist and rain, of towering trees and salmon-choked rivers. Where forest approaches sea, there live the Tillamook and the Nisqually, two tribes tied to each other...


The Christmas Wedding

by Dilly Court HarperCollins (October 17, 2019)

Don’t miss this festive treat – 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...


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 Parting Glass

by Gina Marie Guadagnino Atria Books (March 05, 2019)

Downton Abbey meets Gangs of New York…a gem of a novel to be inhaled in one gulp” (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author) about a devoted maid whose secretive world is about to be ripped apart...


Dancing for the Devil

by Marie Laval Accent Press (April 17, 2018)

Can her love heal his haunted heart? - Cape Wrath, Scotland, November 1847. Bruce McGunn is a man as brutal and unforgiving as his land. Discharged from the army, he is haunted by the spectres of his fallen...


The Angels Weep: The Ballantyne Series 3

Ballantyne #3

by Wilbur Smith Zaffre (January 01, 2018)

The third book in the epic Ballantyne series

"The lion rose lightly into the air, and settled like a huge yellow bird on the horse's back, crushing Jan Cheroot beneath his massive, blood-streaked body. At that...


A Falcon Flies: The Ballantyne Series 1

Ballantyne #1

by Wilbur Smith Zaffre (January 01, 2018)

The first book in the epic Ballantyne series

"She heard another movement pass behind her turn shoulder, a whisper of sound, yet so chilling that she felt all power of movement drained from her legs. He was here,...


The Leopard Hunts in Darkness: The Ballantyne Series 4

Ballantyne #4

by Wilbur Smith Zaffre (January 01, 2018)

The fourth book in the epic Ballantyne series

Craig got no further, for Tungata's anger turned to red fury. He was shaking with it, it clouded his gaze and knotted the muscles at the points of his heavy lantern...


Men of Men: The Ballantyne Series 2

Ballantyne #2

by Wilbur Smith Zaffre (January 01, 2018)

The second book in the epic Ballantyne series

Zouga was left alone, as alone in spirit as he had ever been in any of his wanderings across the vast African continent. He had spent almost the last penny he owned...


When Midnight Comes

by Beryl Matthews Allison & Busby (March 22, 2018)

1856. Christine Banner is alone after her father’s death. Determined to make her own way in the world, she stumbles onto an estate in the New Forest where she finds work that she loves. However, when the future...


Beauty from Ashes

Georgia Trilogy #3

by Eugenia Price Turner (November 21, 2017)

A new edition of the best selling third volume of the Georgia Trilogy, presented by Turner Publishing

For three decades, Eugenia Price has entranced millions of readers with her sweeping, romantic chronicles...


Where Shadows Go

Georgia Trilogy #2

by Eugenia Price Turner (November 21, 2017)

A new edition of Book 2 in the best selling Georgia Trilogy, presented by Turner Publishing

For more than twenty-eight years, Eugenia Price, America’s first lady of storytelling, has enchanted millions of readers...


Bright Captivity

Georgia Trilogy #1

by Eugenia Price Turner (November 21, 2017)

A new edition of the New York Times best seller, presented by Turner Publishing

The St. Simons Trilogy. . . the Florida Trilogy. . . the Savannah Quartet. . . For twenty-five years Eugenia Price has captivated...


The Girl in the Picture

by Kerry Barrett HQ Digital (September 20, 2017)

Two women. One house. Centuries of secrets.

East Sussex Coast, 1855

Violet Hargreaves is the lonely daughter of a widowed industrialist, and an aspiring Pre-Raphaelite painter. One day, the naïve eighteen-year-old...


An Artist in Her Own Right

by Ann Marti Friedman Accent Press (September 27, 2018)

Set in France during the Napoleonic period, this is the story of Augustine Defresne (1789-1842), the wife and widow of the artist antione Gros, painter of Jaffa, and an artist herself. It takes her from her...


The Virgin Cure

by Ami McKay Harper (June 26, 2012)

From #1 international bestselling author Ami McKay comes The Virgin Cure, the story of a young girl abandoned and forced to fend for herself in the poverty and treachery of post-Civil War New York City.

McKay,...


The News from Paraguay

National Book Award for Fiction 2004

by Lily Tuck HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

The year is l854. In Paris, Francisco Solano -- the future dictator of Paraguay -- begins his courtship of the young, beautiful Irish courtesan Ella Lynch with a poncho, a Paraguayan band, and ahorse named Mathilde....


The Secrets of Mary Bowser

by Lois Leveen William Morrow Paperbacks (May 15, 2012)

“Masterfully written, The Secrets of Mary Bowser shines a new light onto our country’s darkest history.”

—Brunonia Barry, bestselling author of The Lace Reader

“Packed with drama, intrigue, love, loss,...


The Year After Custer

by Myles Boone's Murchison eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

1877, the year after Sitting Bull's victory at Little Big Horn, the U.S. cavalry chases the Nez Perce nation from its homeland in Oregon's Wallowa Valley. Chief Joseph escapes, leading 800 men, women and children...


Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders

by Gyles Brandreth Gallery Books (May 08, 2012)

Oscar Wilde makes a triumphant return to sleuthing in the fifth novel in the critically acclaimed historical murder mystery series based on real events, featuring Wilde as the detective aided by his friend Arthur...


The Emerald Storm

Ethan Gage #5

by William Dietrich Harper (May 08, 2012)

In the fifth installment of master storyteller William Dietrich’s bestselling adventure series, the swashbuckling, battle-scarred hero Ethan Gage must race from the slopes of the Alps to the sultry tropics...


Sharpe's Escape

The Sharpe Stories #10

by Bernard Cornwell HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the tenth installment in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of...


The Rebel Wife

by Taylor M. Polites Simon & Schuster (February 07, 2012)

This “gloriously gothic”* novel about a young widow trying to survive in the violent world of Reconstruction Alabama is “history with a heartbeat, lovingly described and yet a true page turner” (Providence...