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Three Times the Lady – the story of Judith of Flanders – Anna Chant

A Frankish princess, a Wessex queen. Discover the remarkable true story of Judith of Flanders! As a daughter of King Charles of West Francia, Judith has always known that her destiny lies in a nunnery. But Judith longs for a very different life. She dreams of fine clothes, a household of her own, children and a handsome husband. Athelwulf the ageing, but kindly King of Wessex is far from the romantic figure she has dreamed of, but when he proposes marriage, Judith seizes her chance ...

The Mystery of Julia Episcopa – John I. Rigoli & Diane Cummings

In ancient Rome, a woman flees for her life. Her enemies are those she once called ‘brother’. Hidden beneath her robes are secrets men will kill for – forgeries that will change the course of history. Two thousand years later, classical archaeologists Valentina Vella and Erika Simone uncover Julia’s legacy – and find themselves in the cross-fire of a venomous Vatican battle for power and supremacy. “An inventive–and highly believable–biblical revisionist tale.”—Kirkus Reviews.



These Truths: A History of the United States – Jill Lepore

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—”these truths,” Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, ...



The Red Flag – Julia Maiola

Captain Stephen Boswell sails under the red flag, a symbol of no mercy. It’s the only reason he has lived this long. The only reason the navy has not found him yet. But they are closing in. And if they catch him, they will execute him for piracy. Ten-year-old Alice Bradford doesn’t know why she is alive. When Captain Boswell found her hiding on his ship, she expected him to kill her, and it seemed his own crew had expected likewise. But now she is ...



Killing Commendatore – Haruki Murakami

The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84 In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the ...

A Suitable Wife: The Fitzgeralds of Dublin Book Two – Lorna Peel

The lives of the Fitzgerald family are about to change forever… Dublin, Ireland, 1881. Will and Isobel Fitzgerald settle into number 30 Fitzwilliam Square, a home they could once only have dreamed of. A baby is on the way, Will takes over the Merrion Street Upper medical practice from his father and they are financially secure. But when Will is handed a letter from his elder brother, Edward, stationed with the army in India, the revelations it contains only serves to further alienate Will from ...



The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Kate Morton

A rich, spellbinding new novel from the author of The Lake House–the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadows across generations, set in England from the 1860s until the present day. My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a ...

Outrageous: The Legend of Zesty Sundrops – William Mark

It’s 1941, and leaving behind cruel and hard times in East Texas, Zesty Sundrops, a nineteen-year-old Cherokee cowboy, working as a low paid mob gunman, patriotically enlists in WWII. Cast by his Captain who hates him into the role of a suicidal Cavalry Scout, Zesty stays alive, carrying out incredibly successful missions, earning awe and respect from his superiors and fellow soldiers. Ernest Hemingway was so impressed, he wrote a book about Zesty’s exploits: starting with him as a teenager tracking down the butchers of ...