What follows is a young woman's quest to find her sisters, and the parallel story of her sisters' new lives. Over the course of one summer, slavery, betrayal, the lives of all five women are transformed as they contend with starvation, and love. Winner of the north american Book Award for Best Historical Fiction"An elegiac, hopeful historical novel.
Thieving Forest #ad - . With both her parents dead from Swamp Fever and all the other settlers out in their fields, Susanna makes the rash decision to pursue them herself.
At the Water's Edge: A NovelSpiegel & Grau #ad - Gradually she comes to know the villagers, and the friendships she forms with two young women open her up to a larger world than she knew existed. As she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, Maddie becomes aware not only of the dark forces around her, but of life’s beauty and surprising possibilities.
Praise for at the water’s Edge “Breathtaking. At the water’s edge is a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman’s awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands. After disgracing themselves at a high society new year’s eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, Madeline Hyde and her husband, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his son’s inability to serve in the war.
At the Water's Edge: A Novel #ad - Yet she finds herself falling in love with the stark beauty and subtle magic of the Scottish countryside. Gruen’s characters are vividly drawn and her scenes are perfectly paced. The boston globe “a page-turner of a novel that rollicks along with crisp historical detail. Fort worth star-Telegram “Powerfully evocative.
Usa today “gruen is a master at the period piece—and this novel is just another stunning example of that craft. Glamour. New york times bestseller • in this thrilling new novel from the author of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces.
The Runaway Children: Gripping and heartbreaking historical fictionBookouture #ad - So beautifully written that you are sure it will become an instant classic … had me in tears throughout… left me feeling hopeful and wanting more!’ A Book With Review, 5 stars‘I absolutely adored The Runaway Children … incredibly heart-warming … I loved every minute. Novel deelights, 5 stars‘what an absolutely fabulous book this is… it truly was so lovely to read and my heart just melts even now just thinking about it… I so wished I could vanish into those pages … Simply wonderful!’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars‘Oh my goodness … I’ve fallen in love with this book … wonderful characters you want to take home with you.
Little miss no sleep, 5 stars‘my oh my where do i start with this book… a tearjerker…grabbed my attention from the start… by the end of the first sentence, I was hooked… I simply loved reading this heart wrenching book. Ginger book geek, 5 stars ‘an emotional, addictive read that I am certain will stay with me for a long time.
Nell misses her mother and brothers more than anything but she has to stay strong for Olive. When little olive’s safety is threatened by a boy at Hackers Farm, Nell has to make a decision that will change their lives forever… They must run from danger and try to find their way home. Together the two girls hold each other’s hands as they begin their perilous journey across bombed-out Britain.
The Runaway Children: Gripping and heartbreaking historical fiction #ad - They are leaving the terror of the blitz and nights spent shivering in air raid shelters behind them, but will the strangers they are placed with be kind and loving, or are there different hardships ahead? As the sisters struggle to adjust to life as evacuees, they soon discover that living in the countryside isn’t always idyllic.
A real page turner.
In the Shadow of 10,000 HillsCentral Avenue Publishing #ad - Set amongst the he backdrop of a grieving country, follow the intertwining stories of three women who discover something unexpected: grace when there can be no forgiveness. She found meaning in the hearts of orphaned African children and cobbled together her own small orphanage in the Rift Valley alongside the lush forests of Rwanda.
Three decades later, embarks on a journey to find the father who abandoned her as a young child, determined to solve the enigma of Henry Shepherd, lost and heartbroken herself, in New York City, Rachel Shepherd, a now-famous photographer. When an online search turns up a clue to his whereabouts, Rachel travels to Rwanda to connect with an unsuspecting and uncooperative Lillian.
In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills #ad - At the heart of this literary novel that crosses racial and cultural boundaries is the search for family on a personal and global level. In 1968, a disillusioned and heartbroken Lillian Carlson left Atlanta after the assassination of Martin Luther King. In the shadow of 10, 000 hills is a sweeping family story that spans from the turmoil of Atlanta during the Civil Rights Movement through the struggle for reconciliation and forgiveness in post-genocide Rwanda.
. While rachel tries to unravel the mystery of her father's disappearance, she finds unexpected allies in an ex-pat doctor running from his past and a young Tutsi woman who lived through a profound experience alongside her father.
The Twelfth Child: A Southern Saga The Serendipity Series Book 1Bent Pine Publishing #ad - Reminiscent of fannie flagg's "fried Green Tomatoes" the May-December friendship of these two unforgettable women is sure to settle in the soft spot of your heart. The twelfth child, told in the timeless tradition of Southern Fiction, is a novel rich with emotion, humor and tenderness. She knows the truth of what happened, but will never have the chance to tell.
. An uplifting tale of trust, a chunk of heart, love and friendship from a usa today bestselling author of women’s fiction… Papa wasn’t someone who’d flat out kill a person, a piece of pride, until one day there’s nothing left but a walking around shell to do the cooking and laundry…thus begins the story of Abigail Anne Lannigan, but he surely knew how to destroy a woman from the inside…a slice of spirit, a willful daughter determined to overcome the past.
The Twelfth Child: A Southern Saga The Serendipity Series Book 1 #ad - Leaving the shenandoah valley of the early 1900’s behind, Abigail finds a way to survive in a world of joblessness and speakeasy’s. A historical mystery set in the 20th century, this is a story of love, friendship and one woman’s struggle to survive America's Great Depression. This award winning book is the recipient of the FPA President’s Book Award Silver Medal and the Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction.
Now, at the tail end of her years, her best friend is accused of embezzling one million dollars and Abigail is helpless to save her.
MotherlandCounterpoint #ad - It is the author’s attempt to reckon with the paradox of her fathera product of her grandparents’ fiercely protective love and their status as Mitläufer, Germans who went along” with Nazism, first reaping its benefits and later its consequences. This page-turning novel focuses on the kappus family: Frank is a reconstructive surgeon who lost his beloved wife in childbirth and two months later married a young woman who must look after the baby and his two grieving sons when he is drafted into medical military service.
. Alone in the house, safe from the constant Allied air attacks, Liesl must attempt to keep the children fed with dwindling food supplies, and protected against the swell of desperate refugees flooding their town. Motherland is inspired by stories from the author’s father and his German childhood, and letters between her grandparents that were hidden in an attic wall for fifty years.
Motherland #ad - When one child begins to mentally unravel, Liesl must discover the source of the boy’s infirmity or lose him forever to Hadamar, the infamous hospital for unfit” children. The novel bears witness to the shame and courage of third Reich families during the devastating last days of the war, as each family member’s fateful choices lead them deeper into questions of complicity and innocence, to the novel’s heartbreaking and unforgettable conclusion.
The Brothers of Auschwitz: A heartbreaking and unforgettable historical novel based on an untold true storyOne More Chapter #ad - The nazis storm the homes of the Jewish villagers and inform them they have one hour. My brother’s tears left a delicate, clean line on his face. I gave the book to my mom and she called me after she finished crying and telling me how much she loved it’ Amazon reviewer‘It is a book we all must read, enthralling, earth-shattering, read in order to know … It is harsh, rattling – but we must.
And nothing less’ aliza ziegler, editor-in-chief at proza books, yedioth ahronoth publishing house‘Great courage is needed to write as Adler does – without softening, without leaving any room to imagination’ Yehudith Rotem, without beautifying, Haaretz newspaper‘This is a book we are not allowed not to read’ Leah Roditi, At Magazine .
The Brothers of Auschwitz: A heartbreaking and unforgettable historical novel based on an untold true story #ad - One hour before the train will take them to Auschwitz. Six decades later, from the safety of their living rooms at home in Israel, the brothers finally break their silence to a friend who will never let their stories be forgotten. Malka adler’s extraordinary biographical novel of a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey back to each other is based on interviews with the brothers she grew up with by the Sea of Galilee.
When they decided to tell their story, she was the only one they would talk to. Told in a poetic style reminiscent of margaret atwood, solace and above all, The Librarian of Auschwitz, this is a visceral yet essential read for those who have found strength, in books like The Choice, hope, and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
Praise for the brothers of auschwitz‘i sat down and read this within a few hours, my wife is now reading it and it is bringing tears to her eyes’ Amazon reviewer‘The story is so incredible and the author writes so beautifully that it is impossible to stay indifferent. I stroked his cheek, it’s really you…dov and Yitzhak live in a small village in the mountains of Hungary, whispered, isolated both from the world and from the horrors of the war.
The Black Velvet Coat: A NovelShe Writes Press #ad - But when she buys a coat at a thrift shop with a key in its pocket, even magical, occurrences begin to unfold, strange, and she is inspired to create her best work ever. Fifty years earlier, and the coat’s original owner, it’s 1963, young heiress Sylvia Van Dam, is headed toward a disastrous marriage with a scoundrel.
When anne and sylvia’s lives intersect, in the process, they are both forced to face their fears―and, realize their true potential. Twenty-eight-year-old struggling san francisco artist Anne McFarland is determined to get a one-woman show, including herself, even though no one, believes she can do it.
The Black Velvet Coat: A Novel #ad - In a split-second reaction she does the unimaginable, which propels her on a trip of self-discovery to nature-filled Northern Arizona.
The Tenth Gift: A NovelCrown #ad - An enthralling story of secrets and discovering love where you least expect it, in The Tenth Gift the art of embroidery uncannily links two fascinating women of different eras and their equally passionate love storiesIn an expensive London restaurant, Julia Lovat receives a gift that changes her life.
. At first glance it is a book of exquisite seventeenth-century embroidery patterns belonging to a woman named Catherine Ann Tregenna. There, the spice markets, in the company of a charismatic Moroccan guide, amid the sultry heat, and exotic ruins, Julia will discover secrets long buried. Both a sensitive portrayal of Muslim culture and a delectable adventure of the heart.
The Tenth Gift: A Novel #ad - Usa today. Yet in its margins are the faintest diary entries; they reveal that “Cat” and others were stolen from their Cornish church in 1625 by Muslim pirates and taken on a brutal voyage to Morocco to be auctioned off as slaves. Captivated by this dramatic discovery, Julia sets off to North Africa to determine the authenticity of the book and to uncover more of Cat’s mesmerizing story.
And in morocco—just as Cat did before her—she will lose her heart. Though they live almost 400 years apart, the stories of these two women converge in an extraordinary and haunting manner that begs the question, is history fated to repeat itself? “The Tenth Gift is wildly yet convincingly romantic—a rare combo.
The Emily Cabot Mysteries: Books 1-3Allium Press of Chicago #ad - But when one young worker—suspected of being a spy—is murdered, and a bomb plot comes to light, Emily must race to discover the truth behind a tangled web of family and company alliances. The series continues with the titles death at Woods Hole, Death at the Paris Exposition, Death at Chinatown, and Death at the Selig Studios.
But when a man who works for a sweatshop owner is murdered in the Hull House parlor, Emily must determine whether one of her colleagues is responsible, or whether the real reason for the murder is revenge for a past tragedy in her own family. Death at hull house: after emily cabot is expelled from the University of Chicago, she finds work at Hull House, the famous settlement established by Jane Addams.
A lynching that occurred in the dead man’s past leads Emily to seek the assistance of the black activist Ida B. Stephen Chapman, is accused of murder. Stephen chapman bring much-needed food and medical supplies to the town, hoping they can meet the immediate needs of the workers and keep them from resorting to violence.
The Emily Cabot Mysteries: Books 1-3 #ad - As a smallpox epidemic spreads through the impoverished west side of Chicago, the very existence of the settlement is threatened, and Emily finds herself in jeopardy from both the deadly disease and a killer. Death at pullman: a model town at war with itself…George Pullman created an ideal community for his railroad car workers, complete with every amenity they could want or need.
Starving and desperate, they turn against their once benevolent employer. But when hard economic times hit in 1894 lay-offs follow, and the workers can no longer pay their rent or buy food at the company store.
Song of the Exile Ballantine Reader's CircleBallantine Books #ad - Song of the Exile Ballantine Reader's Circle #ad - In spellbinding, sensual prose, song of the exile follows the fortunes of the Meahuna family—and the odyssey of one resilient man searching for his soul mate after she is torn from his side by the forces of war. In this epic, sweeping past springs to life, tragedy and triumph, Kiana Davenport, original novel in which Hawaii's fierce, author of the acclaimed Shark Dialogues, passionate tale of love and survival, draws upon the remarkable stories of her people to create a timeless, survival and transcendence.
From the turbulent years of world war ii through hawaii's complex journey to statehood, this mesmerizing story presents a cast of richly imagined characters who rise up magnificent and forceful, redeemed by the spiritual power and the awesome beauty of their islands.