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The Witchfinder’s Sister

The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown Edition: paperback, 2017 Synopsis: The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it, is one hundred and six...  1645. When Alice Hopkins' husband dies in a tragic accident, she returns to the small Essex town of Manningtree, where her brother Matthew still lives. But… Continue reading The Witchfinder’s Sister

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The Accidental Empress (Sisi #1)

The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki Edition: paperback, 2015 Synopsis: The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court… Continue reading The Accidental Empress (Sisi #1)

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I, Eliza Hamilton

I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott Edition: ARC, ebook 2017 Synopsis: In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza—a fascinating, strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history. “Love is… Continue reading I, Eliza Hamilton

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The Last Moriarty ( Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery #1)

The Last Moriarty by Charles Veley Edition: ebook, 2015 Synopsis: A lovely young American actress from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Troupe comes to 221B Baker Street on a cold November morning, desperately seeking assistance from Sherlock Holmes. Inexplicably, Holmes agrees to help, even though the Prime Minister of England and his cabinet need Holmes to… Continue reading The Last Moriarty ( Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery #1)

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Victoria

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin Edition: hardcover, 2016 Synopsis: In 1837, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria – sheltered, small in stature, and female – became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Many thought it was preposterous: Alexandrina — Drina to her family — had always been tightly controlled by her mother and her household,… Continue reading Victoria