Nov 27, 2014
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Historical Fiction

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Witch’s Dark

By Ken Davis

Rating:  star star star star star 

All is not well in Colonial Massachusetts in 1736.The witches of Salem have become restive, demons prowl the colony and the Rattlesnake Society is challenging the iron fist of the Crown. In order to protect Boston from the spells cast by the witches, Gov. Whitelocke has employed Dr. Ephraim Rush as the colonial Doctor of Magical Sciences.

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Adzul: The Heirs of the Medallion

By David Sage

Rating:  star star star star star 

ADZUL: THE HEIRS OF THE MEDALLION begins some five centuries ago when the Conquistadores destroyed the village of Pattiti in the Peruvian Andes. Adzul, the only survivor, was a young Incan warrior who inherited a strange medallion from his grandfather.

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The Dark Side of Glory

By Richard McMahon

Rating:  star star star star star 

Tasked with writing the biography of a deceased Army veteran, Matthew Clark begins to uncover long-uncovered secrets of the general’s personal life.

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Lake of Slaves

By Brian Duncan

Rating:  star star star star star 

LAKE OF SLAVES is a thoroughly researched historical novel featuring both real and fictional characters centered around a group of British settlers opposed to the slave trade in the 1880s Lake Nyasa region of Africa.

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The Sword and the Well

By Ann Chamberlin

Rating:  star star star star star 

Set in the early days of Islam, when Muhammad is dead but still remembered by the living, The Sword and the Well is tale of interwoven tales, each told by one suffering from years of silence.

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Degrees of Courage

By Shari Vester

Rating:  star star star star star 

This epic story of the lives of three women begins with a death. The loss of her mother in the summer of 1901 redefines the course of Angela’s purpose and the fate of the women who follow.

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The Journey

By John Heldt

Rating:  star star star star star 

A woman gets accidentally sent back in time, and tries to help her younger self find a better future.

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Dreaming Annapurna

By Leon David Dunn

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young Canadian man tries to save a little Nepali girl from Maoist soldiers.

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Embers at Dawn

By J.C. Loen

Rating:  star star star star star 

Crazy Cat, also known as Lee, also known as Lily, is one of the toughest and baddest outlaws around. Unfortunately, at this current stop, she finds that the marshal already recognizes her. But she has one thing on her side: he’s a crooked marshal, brutal and violent and extremely hated by the townsfolk.

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The Strange Birth, Short Life And Sudden Death Of Justice Girl

By Julian David Stone

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE STRANGE BIRTH, SHORT LIFE AND SUDDEN DEATH OF JUSTICE GIRL is, on first glance, a history of the birth of live television in the mid-50s. Beneath this veneer, it is also the history of America dealing with World War II, Communism and the true meaning of justice in this new society.

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Penelope: A Novel Of New Amsterdam

By Jim McFarlane

Rating:  star star star star star 

The concept behind Jim McFarlane’s PENELOPE: A NOVEL OF NEW AMSTERDAM is a good one: a noir set in Colonial-era America. Its protagonist is Penelope Kent , an English woman living in Holland and who has just married an Anabaptist, though she is of Separatist upbringing.

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Forevermore

By Jim Musgrave

Rating:  star star star star star 

In FOREVERMORE, author Jim Musgrave tackles one of literatures biggest mysteries: the death of Edgar Allan Poe.