Rosetta is a runaway slave fueled by the passion and determination only a mother can feel. Augustus cain faces a past he wants to forget, a present without prospect or fortune, and an uncertain future marred by the loss of his most prized possession: the horse that has been his working companion for years.
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Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker: A NovelDutton #ad - A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion. Lincoln’s dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs.
The new york Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's sisters unveils the private lives of president Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, through the eyes of the First Lady’s most trusted confidante and friend in this compelling historical novel. In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave.
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Beneath the Apple LeavesKensington Books #ad - Though he longs to be a veterinarian, he’s fated for a life underground, picking rock alongside his father. That destiny changes when his aunt, Eveline Kiser, arranges for her husband to secure Andrew an apprenticeship on the railroad. With andrew in tow, they swap their three-story row house for a rough-and-tumble farm.
Life in rural Pennsylvania is not as idyllic as Eveline imagined. But on andrew’s first week, leaving him severely injured, an incident goes tragically wrong, his dreams shattered. Lily morton is quick-witted and tough on the outside, but bears her own secret scars inside. Wilhelm kiser, with a well-paying job as a brakeman, a German immigrant, has found his American dream in Pittsburgh, and a secure pension.
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Beneath the apple leaves is a vivid, triumphs, deeply moving portrait of family—its hardships, and passions—and a powerfully authentic evocation of life on the land and the hearts that sustain it. Praise for daughter of australia“a stunning debut novel that evokes the epic scope of Colleen McCullough’s classic The Thorn Birds, Harmony Verna creates a poignant, beautifully told story of love and courage.
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In the words of jill mccorkle going away shoes, “Minrose Gwin is an extremely gifted writer and The Queen of Palmyra is a brilliant and compelling novel. ”.
Sons of Blackbird Mountain A Blackbird Mountain Novel Book 1Thomas Nelson #ad - An age-old Appalachian feud. And a love that may tear the Norgaard family apart. After the tragic death of her husband, Aven Norgaard is beckoned to give up her life in Norway to become a housekeeper in the rugged hills of nineteenth-century Appalachia. With fine historical details and stark prose that fits the story, Bischof skillfully weaves a tale of love and redemption in rough Appalachia.
Publishers weekly“christy- and carol award-winning author Bischof The Lady and the Lionheart creates endearing characters and a heartwarming story line in this unforgettable novel about the power of family, love, and the true meaning of home. Two handsome brothers. Yet even as a stranger in a foreign land, Aven has hope to build a new life in this tight-knit family.
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Beloved author joanne Bischof doesn’t disappoint with her latest beautifully written, heartrending tale.
Daughter of AustraliaKensington Books #ad - In a stunning debut novel that evokes the epic scope of colleen McCullough's classic The Thorn Birds, Harmony Verna creates a poignant, beautifully told story of love and courage, set in Australia and America in the early decades of the twentieth century. The desert of Western Australia is vast and unforgiving.
There, in wanjarri downs, she will again come face to face with James, who's grown from a reticent boy into a strong, resourceful man. Sent to an orphanage, james, mute with grief and fear, who fights to protect her until both are sent away--Leonora to a wealthy American family, Leonora slowly bonds with another orphan, James to relatives who have emigrated from Ireland to claim him.
Daughter of Australia #ad - It's a miracle that the little girl dressed in rags and abandoned in the sand is still breathing when an old miner discovers her. Years later, leonora is given a chance to return to her beloved Australia. Sweeping in scale yet filled with intricately drawn characters and vivid details that conjure the fascinating setting, the ebb and flow of life's fortunes, and ultimately, Daughter of Australia is storytelling at its most Advance Praise for Harmony Verna’s DAUGHTER OF AUSTRALIA“Verna’s elegant and concise writing evokes a clear sense of the expanse and cruelty of the bush country and the toll it extracted from its people while examining themes of abandonment and human connection, how our choices create our personal sense of identity.
And they will fight to find a way back to each other, even as war, turmoil, and jealousy test their courage again and again. Even more so that he is able to keep her alive long enough to bring her to the town from which she'll take her name: Leonora. This is a novel readers won't soon forget.
Beautiful Assassin: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - A breathtaking tale of love, loyalty, and intrigue set in the early days of World War II from the acclaimed New York Times Notable Book author of Soul Catcher, which USA Today hailed as "a marvelous historical novel"World War II threatens to engulf the globe. Did she defect? was she silenced—and if so, by whom? Decades later, a clever journalist will discover Tat'yana's story.
But as quickly as she rises to fame, Tat'yana vanishes. Soon, first lady eleanor Roosevelt invites Tat'yana to visit America and tour the country with her. And reveal the truth. In beautiful assassin, betrayal, Michael White delivers a heartrending story of war, and a mother's love that can never be extinguished.
Yet just as all seems lost, a fearless female sniper named Tat'yana Levchenko gains fame in the Battle of Sevastopol with her remarkable composure and stunning skill. Offering hope in her nation's darkest moments, and word of her beauty and prowess eventually reaches Washington, she becomes a Soviet hero, D.
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The Sisters of Glass FerryKensington Books #ad - But flannery is harboring other secrets too, about her twin sister Patsy, older by eight minutes and pretty in a way Flannery knows she’ll never be. Flannery butler’s daddy, was known for making some of the best whiskey in the state, Beauregard “Honey Bee” Butler, aged in barrels he’d take by boat up and down the Kentucky River until the rocking waters turned the spirits smooth and golden.
The sisters of glass ferry is bountifully written—a place fully realized and packed with characters you won’t soon forget. David joy, author of the weight of this world“The Sisters of Glass Ferry peels back the layers of a small town to reveal a labyrinth of long-buried secrets and dangerous lies.
The Sisters of Glass Ferry #ad - Then comes the prom night when Patsy—wearing a yellow chiffon dress and the family pearls—disappears along with her date. Whiskey has been a way of life for generations, enabling families to provide and survive even in the darkest times. Every succeeding year on the twins’ birthday, Flannery’s mother bakes a strawberry cake, convinced that this is the day Patsy will finally come home.
. The sisters of glass ferry is so fast paced I couldn’t stop turning the pages, but then I’d smash into another jewel-like sentence and have to stop to reread it. You simply have to read it. Sara gruen, #1 new york times bestselling author of water for elephants Spanning several decades and written in an authentic voice both lyrical and wise, The Sisters of Glass Ferry is a haunting novel about small-town Southern secrets, loss and atonement, and the unbreakable bond between siblings.
The Price of a Child: A NovelVintage #ad - An intimate, gripping novel of the antebellum underground railroad, based on the true story of a valiant Philadelphia freedwoman -- the first novel we have had from the author of Black Ice, the "stunning memoir" New York Times of a black student's experience at a New England prep school in the 1970S.
The price of a child opens in the fall of 1855. We follow ginnie as she settles with a respectable and rambunctious black family, christens herself Mercer Gray, as she reinvents herself, lectures far and wide in the cause of abolition, dodges slave catchers, and falls in love with a man whose own ties are a formidable barrier to their happiness.
The Price of a Child: A Novel #ad - . In broad daylight, under the furious gaze of her master, she walks straight out of slavery into a new life -- and into a whole new set of compromising positions. And we see her agonizing all the while about the baby boy she had to leave behind on the plantation, whom she is determined to rescue. In a remarkable feat of historical empathy, lorene Cary has created an authentic American heroine -- a woman who finds voice for the appalling loss and bitterness of her past, and who creates within herself a new humanity and an uncompromising freedom.
A virginia planter is on his way to assume a diplomatic post in Nicaragua, accompanied by his cook, Ginnie, and two of her children one of whom is his. Temporarily stranded in philadelphia when they miss their steamboat, Ginnie makes a thrilling leap of the imagination: it is the moment she has been desperately waiting for, the moment she decides to be free.
Fallen Land: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - In the end, as they intersect with the scorching destruction of Sherman's March, the couple seek a safe haven where they can make a home and begin to rebuild their lives. Ava and callum have only each other in the world and their remarkable horse, Reiver, who carries them through the destruction that is the South.
Dramatic and thrillingly written with an uncanny eye for glimpses of beauty in a ravaged landscape, Fallen Land is a love story at its core, and an unusually assured first novel by award-winning young author Taylor Brown. Callum, a seasoned horse thief at fifteen years old, came to America from his native Ireland as an orphan.
Fallen Land: A Novel #ad - An indie next pick and an okra 2016 winter selection!fallen land is Taylor Brown's debut novel set in the final year of the Civil War, as a young couple on horseback flees a dangerous band of marauders who seek a bounty reward. Ava, her father and brother lost to the war, hides in her crumbling home until Callum determines to rescue her from the bands of hungry soldiers pillaging the land, leaving destruction in their wake.
. Pursued relentlessly by a murderous slave hunter, and ruthless ex-partisan rangers, the couple race through a beautiful but ruined land, tracking dogs, surviving on food they glean from abandoned farms and the occasional kindness of strangers.
The Invention of Wings: A Novel Original Publisher's Edition-No AnnotationsPenguin Books #ad - The grimke’s daughter, sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid.
We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, defiance, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process.
The Invention of Wings: A Novel Original Publisher's Edition-No Annotations #ad - From the celebrated author of the Secret Life of Bees and the forthcoming novel The Book of Longings about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, the quest for freedom, daring, and the desire to have a voice in the world.
Hetty “handful” grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, unrequited love, Angelina, betrayal, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.
Inspired by the historical figure of sarah grimke, including Handful’s cunning mother, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, empowerment, through women whose struggles for liberation, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.