The Pretender's Lady: A Novel by Alan Gold

By Alan Gold

From the writer of The final testomony comes the genuine love of Bonnie Prince Charlie, her adventures in the USA and her lasting legacy.

In the page-turning well known style trail-blazed through Antonia Fraser and Phillippa Gregory, The Pretender’s Lady, Alan Gold’s meticulously researched novel, safely opens history’s pages on a peerless girl who helped switch the process heritage and whose legend lives on in Scotland today—Flora MacDonald.

She was once the main well-known Scotswoman of her day, unmarried handedly saving Bonnie Prince Charlie. this can be her fictionalized lifestyles story—her kinfolk with the Prince, her flight to the United States, Ben Franklin’s effect, and her go back to Britain to foyer for peace

But what’s hidden from heritage, published now for the 1st time in Gold’s remarkable new paintings of fiction, is the results of Flora’s and Charlie’s love: a stunning and proficient boy raised on an American farm. yet purely she is familiar with his precise history and his declare to the world’s maximum throne. And merely the genius of Ben Franklin knows how you can use this naïve boy to alter the historical past of America.

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The Sworn Virgin: A Novel by Kristopher Dukes

By Kristopher Dukes

Dukes's gripping historic novel tells the story of a determined Albanian lady who will do no matter what it takes to maintain her independence and grab keep watch over of her future...even if it ability swearing to stay a virgin for her complete life.

When eighteen-year-old Eleanora’s father is shot lifeless at the cobblestone streets of 1910 Albania, Eleanora needs to abandon her dream of learning paintings in Italy as she struggles to outlive in a distant mountain village along with her stepmother Meria.

Nearing hunger, Meria secretly sells Eleanora into marriage with the tough inheritor of a strong extended family. purpose on conserving her freedom, Eleanora takes an oath to stay a virgin for the remainder of her life—a culture that offers her the fitting to reside as a guy: she is now head of her loved ones and will paintings for a dwelling in addition to hold a gun. Eleanora may also perform the vengeful blood feuds that eat the mountain tribes, yet she is probably not killed—unless she forsakes her vow, which she has no goal of ever doing.

But whilst an injured stranger stumbles into her existence, Eleanora nurses him again to healthiness, saving his life—yet risking her personal as she falls in love with him...

“It’s difficult to think that the tradition Dukes describes used to be ever genuine, however the volume of study she placed into this e-book certainly shines via. the tale is still interesting all through; readers will certainly locate it tricky to place this novel down.”—San Francisco e-book Review

 

 

 

 

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Stalin's Barber: A Novel by Paul M. Levitt

By Paul M. Levitt

Avraham Bahar leaves debt-ridden and depressed Albania to hunt a greater lifestyles in, satirically, Stalinist Russia. a qualified barber, he curries prefer with the Communist regime, eventually being invited to develop into Stalin’s own barber on the Kremlin, the place he's entitled to reside in a central authority condo with different Soviet dignitaries. within the intrigue that follows, Avraham, referred to now as Razan, isn't just barber to Stalin but additionally to the various Stalin look-alikes that the paranoid dictator circulates to thwart attainable assassination attempts—including one from Razan himself.

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Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt by Stephanie Thornton

By Stephanie Thornton

Egypt, 1400s BC. The pharaoh’s pampered moment daughter, full of life, clever Hatshepsut, delights in racing her chariot during the industry and checking out her archery talents within the Nile’s marshlands. however the loss of life of her elder sister, Neferubity, in a ugly twist of fate bobbing up from Hatshepsut’s video games forces her to confront her guilt...and units her on a profoundly replaced course.

Hatshepsut enters a loveless marriage along with her part brother, Thut, to safe his declare to the Isis Throne and bring a male inheritor. however it is one other of Thut’s better halves, the commoner Aset, who bears him a son, whereas Hatshepsut develops a searing charm for his outstanding adviser Senenmut. And while Thut without warning dies, Hatshepsut turns into de facto ruler, as regent to her two-year-old nephew.

Once, Hatshepsut expected being unfastened to dwell and love as she selected. Now she needs to positioned Egypt first. Ever bold, she is going to lead an enormous military and construct nice temples, yet constantly she is going to be torn among the calls for of management and the needs of her center. or even as she makes her boldest movement of all, her enemies will plot her downfall....

Once back, Stephanie Thornton brings to existence a striking girl from the far-off earlier whose willingness to defy culture replaced the process background.

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A Sharecropper’s Story by Charlie (Chawtoma) Davis

By Charlie (Chawtoma) Davis

this can be a tale according to precise occasions surrounding the existence and instances of Elizabeth Jane Jones Davis, identified to many as Madea. This tale tells of the struggles of the black guy dwelling down at the nation-state of southern Alabama throughout the Fifties and Sixties, refusing to rely exclusively at the privileges allowed via a few white landowners. whilst the black guy didn't meet the calls for of a few white males, the acts of slavery have been reignited once more. This was once an act that a few white males appeared to take into account, and the black guy refused to be a slave back. Sharecropper's tale isn't just approximately sharing the vegetation and farming the white man's land on call for, it's also approximately sharing love and compassion with others. As Madea might say, "Jesus desires his humans to share."

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Lakota (An Evans Novel of the West) by G. Clifton Wisler

By G. Clifton Wisler

Mastincala, the Rabbit Boy, is born in a tumultuous and unsure time for his humans, the Lakota. he's yet a boy whilst his father is killed throughout the conflict among the Lakota and Colonel Harney’s military at Rosebud, and he vows to avenge his father’s dying.

Mastincala joins loopy Horse and the Oglala on their rides opposed to the Crow, struggling with opposed to the encroachment and overhunting of huge Horn state. He earns the identify Tacante, Buffalo middle, for his braveness in the course of one rather fierce conflict, and sheds his softer boyhood character. while gold is stumbled on within the sacred Black Hills, a sequence of unstoppable occasions is decided in motion—culminating within the bloody bloodbath at Little tremendous Horn. in the middle of the turmoil, Mastincala needs to make a decision the best way to forge a destiny for his family members whereas protecting the glory and culture of his ancestors.

Lakota vividly information the fight of the Lakota humans opposed to the white guy for keep an eye on in their looking grounds, and gives a relocating, bittersweet portrait of the interval that marked the tip of a life-style for the Plains Sioux.

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Five Smooth Stones: A Novel (Rediscovered Classics) by Ann Fairbairn

By Ann Fairbairn

David Champlin is a black guy born into poverty in Depression-era New Orleans who achieves nice luck after which sacrifices every little thing to guide his humans within the tough, daily fight of the civil rights circulate. Sara Kent is the liked and very important white woman who enjoyed David from the instant she first observed him, yet they struggled over David's trust marriage for them wouldn't be correct within the violent global he needed to confront. Likening the fight of black americans to the “five gentle stones” the biblical David carried opposed to Goliath in lieu of fingers, this novel’s variety encompasses many years and continents—but that diversity is insignificant in comparison with the intimate photo of its hero’s impossible to resist heat and internal conflicts. First released in 1966, this epic has turn into probably the most enjoyed American bestsellers.

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A Shot in the Cathedral by Mario Bencastro

By Mario Bencastro

while Rogelio Villaverde reveals himself destitute and determined for employment, he leaps on the likelihood for paintings with The Tribune, a small newspaper in San Salvador. The jumbled items of his lifestyles start to fall smartly into position along with his new activity and a brand new love curiosity, Lourdes. however the army coup d’etat in El Salvador brings curfews and the institution of martial legislation upon the town. Rogelio’s paintings with the newspaper plunges him into the political melee, the place he's pressured to discard his political ambivalence and take a place. He can now not stay detached within the face of the chaos that has overtaken the lives of every body round him. His anti-government sentiments height with the assassination of Archbishop Romero and the aftermath, while squaddies opened hearth at the throngs of mourners.

Rogelio’s first intuition is to flee the insanity and accompany his boss and good friend into exile. yet future takes one other radical twist, and chilling occasions seal Rogelio’s destiny. he's pressured to stay and sign up for the fight for justice and freedom in his fatherland. greater than a political novel, A Shot within the Cathedral is a tribute to the patience of the human spirit. Its protagonists are usual those that try to dwell traditional lives in the course of harmful and oppressive situations.

Not a propagandistic or partisan view of the strife, A Shot within the Cathedral is impressive for its sensitivity, restraint and poetic imaginative and prescient of the tragic and inhuman occasions and activities that polarized not just the folk of El Salvador but additionally these of the U.S., Latin the USA and Europe.

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The Haunting of Mission Santa Cruz, Mexico, 1708 to 1876 by J.E. Lonergan,A. Guerisoli

By J.E. Lonergan,A. Guerisoli

This ebook is set venture Santa Cruz, California while it used to be Mexico and the "land grabs" that came about 30 years after the Mexican American Wars. The recognized Magnolia Rose resort, belonging to the Mexican Governor Joe Castro and his spouse Rafaela Rodriguez used to be stolen by way of A.F. Hearne (aka, Hihns of the Heizne Ketchup) and a hearth was once "staged". The Hihns, Watsons, and Sullivans additionally helped orchestrate the murders of the Mexican-Spanish heirs to what was the 9,900 acres of Rancho San Andres (Santa Cruz). The Castros ruled Alta California Mexico from Port Alviso and later from venture Santa Cruz even after the 1848 Mexican-American warfare ended. Their land used to be stolen in 1876 by way of a bunch of Puritan settlers working Congregational Ministers by means of day, and KKK orders via evening. The "land grabs" have created a sequence of hauntings of the dismembered items of the as soon as well-known Magnolia Rose.

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The Franklin Project by Ben DeSantis

By Ben DeSantis

After wasting his task, newlywed Ethan Pope proposal issues weren't going his manner. yet after he received the nationwide contest from the submit place of work, Ethan came upon his longtime postman, Henry, was once a part of a mystery department in the postal method, which used to be created through Benjamin Franklin. Henry informs Ethan that he performed an essential function in influencing Dr. Franklin to be in desire of yankee independence, the single challenge was once, he used to be going to need to take a one-way journey again in time to persuade him again.

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