Archive For The “Historical Fiction” Category
By Carolyn Meyer
What is it prefer to be the daughter of the main attractive girl within the world?
Hermione is familiar with . . . her mom is Helen of Troy, the famed great thing about Greek fable. Helen isn't just appealing but in addition impulsive, and while she falls in love with captivating Prince Paris, she runs off with him to Troy, leaving behind her distraught daughter. made up our minds to reclaim their mesmerizing queen, the Greek military sails for Troy. Hermione stows away in a single of the thousand ships within the fleet and witnesses the beginning of the mythical Trojan warfare.
within the tough Greek encampment open air the partitions of Troy, Hermione’s lifestyles is much from that of a pampered princess. in the meantime, her mom basks in luxurious within the royal palace contained in the urban. Hermione desperately needs for the gods and goddesses to interfere and finish the brutal war—and to convey her love. Will she turn out with the good-looking archer Orestes, or the bold Pyrrhus, chief of a tribe of fierce warriors? and should she ever forgive her mom for bringing such chaos to her existence and the lives of such a lot of others?
By John Burgess
A poignant glimpse into the lifestyle of 12th Century Cambodia. need to know who have been the folk who equipped the temples, grew the rice and served within the palace defend? learn a girl of Angkor.
– sunrise Rooney, writer of Angkor – Cambodia’s Wondrous Khmer Temples
A superb and compelling tale that vividly inspires the dignity, violence, and sweetness of the vanished Khmer empire, as advised during the testimony of 1 amazing girl. this can be a actual page-turner of a story within which Burgess brings us into the damaging international of palace intrigues and into the lives of Angkor’s traditional people.
– Michael D. Coe, writer of Angkor and the Khmer Civilization
A lady of Angkor is a robust paintings of mind's eye that takes the reader to a far off time and position and makes the tale vividly genuine. in the course of the voice of his heroine, Sray, John Burgess conjures a narrative of a Khmer relations whose lives are interwoven with the construction of the paranormal, mysterious temple of Angkor Wat. this can be historic fiction with a distinction – a few humans whose heritage has been obscured and deserted just like the really good shrine that for therefore many centuries lay hidden within the jungle.
– David Ignatius, columnist for The Washington put up and writer of Bloodmoney
By Paula Quinn
SINS THAT CAN'T BE FORGIVEN
Tristan MacGregor is famed in the course of the Highlands as a silver-tonged seducer and an unrepentant rogue. daring and captivating, he's dallied with many girls, but none as mysterious because the lass he steals a kiss from at king's courtroom. Little does he be aware of this attractiveness is one in all his clan's maximum enemies.
PASSION THAT CAN'T BE DENIED
Isobel Fergusson has despised the bloodthirsty MacGregors ever considering they murdered her father. She's horrified to profit that the good-looking stranger she kissed is of this extended family. yet Tristan capability to own her at any rate and Isobel's physique turns traitor at his contact. Can a guy she's sworn to hate be the one one she will be able to ever love?
By Jeffrey Lent
On the shut of the Civil battle, weary veteran Malcolm Hopeton returns to his domestic in western ny kingdom to discover his spouse and employed guy lacking and his farm in disrepair. A double homicide ensues, the repercussions of which ripple via a group with non secular roots within the moment nice Awakening. Hopeton has long past from the horrors of battle to these a long way worse, and arrayed round him are a bunch of alternative humans suffering to make feel of his crime. between them is Enoch Stone, the attorney for the neighborhood, whose non secular commitment is subverted via his lust for strength; August Swarthout, whose spouse has left earthly time and whose eye is determined on eternity; and a boy who needs to straddle worlds as he unearths his personal fact and energy. constantly there's love and the reminiscence of love—as haunting because the American Eden that Jeffrey Lent has so exquisitely rendered during this unforgettable novel.
A Slant of sunshine is a unique of earthly excitement and deep love, of loss and battle, of prophets and fans, of robbery and revenge, in an American second the place a likely golden age has been shattered. this is often Jeffrey Lent on his domestic flooring and on the peak of his powers.
By Anita Diamant
The bestselling writer of "Good Harbor "and "The final Days of Dogtown "returns to the geography of "The crimson Tent "and re-imagines a real occasion within the aftermath of global warfare II in an intensely dramatic, profoundly unhappy new novel. In her so much relocating and strong novel ever, Anita Diamant portrays richly imagined girl characters in a haunting fictionalization of the post-Holocaust experience.
Atlit is a conserving camp for "illegal" immigrants in Israel in 1945. There, approximately 270 women and men watch for their destiny and take a look at to get over their previous. Diamant, with limitless compassion and knowing, tells the tales of the ladies accumulated during this place.
Shayndel is a Polish Zionist who fought the Germans with a band of partisans. Leonie is a Parisian good looks. Tedi is Dutch, a strapping blond who desires purely to put out of your mind. Zorah survived Auschwitz. Haunted by way of unspeakable thoughts and too many losses to endure, those younger women, besides a gorgeous forged of helping characters who paintings in or go through Atlit, start to locate salvation within the bonds of friendship and shared adventure, as they confront the problem of re-creating themselves and researching how to reside again.
Day After evening "is a devastatingly attractive novel, a narrative in simple terms Anita Diamant may perhaps inform, and it'll make each reader weep
By Mark Teppo
After a conflict left Ramiro Ibáñez de Tolosa’s face extraordinarily disfigured, the knight of the Order of Calatrava deserted his sword for a pastoral life. yet his beastly visual appeal horrifies all those that pass his path—with the exception of his adoring and pregnant spouse. Can he retain Louisa and their unborn baby secure from the struggle that's coming to Iberia?
As Ramiro prepares for his child’s start, Brother Lazare of the Cistercian order searches for a method to motivate males as he travels with the crusading Templars. He seeks swords of legend--named blades carried through heroes of old--believing such symbols be capable to rally males in a manner no king may ever accomplish. but if he learns of the tales advised of the mysterious monster that haunts the Iberian battlefields, he wonders what kind of energy this new legend could contain--the legend of a guy whose scarred face and chilly demeanor can't cover his heroic soul.
By Madison Smartt Bell
Carrying on with his epic trilogy of the Haitian slave rebellion, Madison Smartt Bell’s Master of the Crossroads can provide a gorgeous portrayal of Toussaint Louverture, former slave, army genius and liberator of Haiti, and his fight opposed to the nice ecu powers to loose his humans within the in basic terms profitable slave revolution in heritage. on the outset, Toussaint is a second-tier common within the Spanish military, that's helping the insurgent slaves’ struggle opposed to the French. yet w chicken Toussaint is betrayed by means of his former allies and the commanders of the Spanish military, he reunites his military with the French, wresting very important territories and manpower from Spanish regulate. along with his military one amongst numerous factions, Toussaint finally rises because the final victor as he wards off his enemies to take keep an eye on of the French colony and determine a brand new constitution.
Bell’s grand, multifaceted novel indicates a country, splintered by way of activities and within the throes of chaos, carried to liberation and justice throughout the undaunted tenacity of 1 extraordinary visionary.
By Edward Marston
January 1916. Britain is near to implementing conscription. Eligible younger males who've now not but signed as much as struggle are despised as 'conchies' and 'shirkers', subjected to hatred and verbal abuse. Cyril Ablatt, chief of Shoreditch's staff of conscientious objectors, makes a rousing speech at a gathering of the No-Conscription Fellowship, refusing to be 'an software of slaughter in a khaki uniform'.
When Cyril is brutally bludgeoned to loss of life, Scotland backyard detectives Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy are assigned to the case. because the pair building up a portrait of Cyril, they unearth an fascinating inner most lifestyles at the back of the man's saintly façade. It quickly turns into transparent there are many suspicious characters with causes for the killing.
Meanwhile, public sympathy is lukewarm. a few humans even declare conchie merits to die if he won't struggle for King and kingdom. And within the wake of the homicide, 3 shut associates of Ablatt worry that they could even be less than threat....
By Barbara Erskine
Emma Dickson's existence is grew to become the wrong way up during this tale of an Essex parish within which a becoming experience of unease and evil haunts every body. How can the villagers defeat this 17th-century evil prior to it destroys every thing worthy having?
By Anne Melville
This 3rd novel within the Hardie sequence sees Grace Hardie selecting to stick out if the wedding race. as an alternative, she devotes her time to her paintings as a sculptor, dwelling in Greystones, the mansion she has inherited yet can not come up with the money for to keep up within the kind it merits. Her mom and brother are the single partners in her slender existence.
Then, one summer season day in 1932, 4 uninvited visitors arrive from the surface world.
Lord Rupert Beverley has found that the Hardies are associated with his relatives by way of marriage. Andy Frith, the gardener’s son who used to be Grace’s adolescence sweetheart, returns from France to work out his demise father. Ellis Faraday, the son of the architect who designed Greystones, demands permission to picture his father’s first significant paintings. And with him he brings Trish, his fascinating younger daughter.
The arrival of the 4 jointly will switch Grace’s lifestyles for unforeseen happiness, wealth and fulfilment stick to. yet so too do kinfolk squabbles and tough judgements approximately who's to turn into the Greystones inheritor.