Historical Fiction

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THAT WOMAN

Rating: 4
THAT WOMAN centers on a 17-year-old female forced into indentured servitude, and treated in every possible way, as the “master’s” “property.” Once freed, she seeks pay-back amidst the hard-scrabble, impersonal, money-obsessed New York.
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GIDEON: THE SOUND AND THE GLORY

Rating: 4
Joseph Ganci’s novel takes on the character of the reluctant and self-deprecating warrior Gideon who, as instructed by Yahweh, freed the ungrateful, idol-worshipping Israelites from their seven-year servitude to the Midian Empire.
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THE AMERICAN SWEENEY TODD

Rating: 5
A brilliant but troubled surgeon becomes a serial killer – but can he evade the famous Elliot Ness?
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CAT BORN TO THE PURPLE, a poetic tale with a flair for description and a welcoming, hopeful heart

Rating: 5
A young cat must help her human partner, the woman saved from stoning by Yeshua ben Yosef, find healing and purpose in life.
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A dash of history and a touch of magic on DAUFUSKIE ISLAND

Rating: 3
A dash of history, a pinch of paradise and a touch of magic are all hiding on DAUFUSKIE ISLAND.
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Trials and triumphs of historic Alexandria in: PEPPERY WINDS

Rating: 4.5
PEPPERY WINDS is an adventurous epic novel set in the first century AD, opening with the drama of terrifying and murderous anti-Semitic riots in Alexandria, where Jews and Greeks had lived in peace for generations.
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History, mysterious pasts, and tarot cards intertwine in: CONSTANT GUESTS

Rating: 5
A family secret prompts a young woman to go on a journey around Europe filled with tarot cards and danger.
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Nobility and politics of turbulent Tudor times in: HEAVEN, EARTH OR HELL

Rating: 5
A young nobleman struggles to balance honor with survival in the turbulent politics of the court of Henry VIII.
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Meager beginnings turn into great wealth for sisters in: OUTRAGEOUS

Rating: 5
The lives of two clairvoyant sisters make a drastic shift into the world of wealth when they befriend one of the richest men in the nation.
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An American in England turns her nose up at aristocratic expectations in: WHEN IT RAINED AT HEMBRY CASTLE

Rating: 5
A 20-year old, willful American beauty arrives at Hembry Castle with her widowed father, the second son of the 8th Earl of Straton, to begin her resistant acquaintance with Victorian-era England.
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A woman decides whether to watch or join the feminist movement in: EMMY NATION – UNDERCOVER SUFFRAGETTE

Rating: 4.5
Harking back to the era when voting rights for women were still a faraway dream, EMMY NATION focuses on one young woman’s personal quandary: to spy on the women’s movement…or join it.
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A world where John Lennon plays the politician in: FAB

Rating: 4.5
In an alternate history, John Lennon enters politics after his assassination is thwarted, leading to unexpected consequences.
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A cat’s eye view of Jesus’s life in: THE CATS OF REKEM

Rating: 5
A family of cats and humans are required to learn how to live by a new religion, after their lives are touched by Yeshua of Nazareth.
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A curious group of pioneers explore Polynesia in: PAST THE LAST ISLAND

Rating: 4
A motley group of explorers, misfits, inventors and dreamers sails away from the world they know in order to discover new lands and new homes.
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A boy on the verge of manhood faces a changing world in: UNDER THE MAGINOT

Rating: 4
A young man finds love, adventure, danger and evil in pre-World War II Europe.
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Set in Finland, LOST GROUND’s World War II story is unique and compelling.

Rating: 5
Many stories that take place during World War II come from an American point of view, but few of them are set in Finland.
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A prominent and spunky young protagonist grows up on a colorful southern farm in SOUTH OF EVERYTHING.

Rating: 4
SOUTH OF EVERYTHING follows the story of a precocious and thoughtful young girl as she grows up on her wealthy family’s plantation in west Tennessee during the 1940s.
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In the House of Leviathan

Rating: 4
Nestled along the Italian coastline, the seas rage outside Amalfi, threatening the fishermen that sustain the city, while a terrifying spirit haunts the Apuzzo family at their paper mill.
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Mummy's the word in: Abracadabra Tut

Rating: 5
Fletcher Perry, a somewhat nerdy middle school student and amateur magician is the unexpected recipient of an Egyptian coffin that was sold at an auction.
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Two groups struggle to find solace in a hectic world in: The Last Hanging in Scots Bend

Rating: 5
In the aftermath of the Civil War, a simmering rivalry between two families boils over as Stash Harris avenges his mother and father's murder. The sentence is death by hanging.
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A hijacking on the Panama Isthmus railroad in: Isthmus

Rating: 5
As war gathers in the United States in 1860, a train is hijacked in Panama, bringing disparate personalities together as hijackers, hostages, lawmen, and innocent bystanders are all drawn into a violent, life-or-death drama.
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The Secret Ballot

Rating: 3.5
A stirring alternate history that asks what would have happened if the 2008 American presidential election had used computerized voting. In an alternative 2008, it is two weeks until the election and the debut of a new, fully computerized federal election system.