Historical Fiction

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1939 – THE PHANTOM ZEPPELIN

Rating: 3.5
A young, well-traveled boy with a gift for languages, making friends, and observing details becomes a spy for Winston Churchill as WWII begins.
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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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BRETHREN

Rating: 4
BRETHREN follows a secular soldier and a Christian reformist as they attempt to balance survival and idealism in a world that invites neither.
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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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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 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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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.