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Freedom Calling: A Civil War Slave Escapes By Sea – Dana Vacca

Not just another Civil War novel! This inspiring story will make you re-think your own definition of freedom, morality and humanity in a story of a slave’s struggle to overcome tribulation, conquer hardship and prevail in the face of adversity. A perilous sea voyage, a New Bedford whaling ship, Virginia’s Dismal Swamp, and the war-ravaged South test the determination and willpower of two escaped slaves who struggle to overcome tribulation, conquer hardship and prevail in the face of adversity. This is a book you won’t ...

Beyond McCarron’s Corner: Sassy’s Story – Sharon K. Middleton

Sassy and Owen Winslow were historical experts on the Revolutionary War and the Culpers, Washington’s spy ring. After her husband dies unexpectedly, Sassy struggles to find new meaning in her life. When she goes exploring in the Cohutta Wilderness, she falls through a hole in time, and finds herself in the Indian Territory in 1778, falling in love with Big Sexy Will Selk. Will Selk, one of Washington’s spies, falls in love with the spunky widow who came to live at McCarron’s Corner after her ...

Honor Among Outcasts (DarkHorse Trilogy, Book 2) – Ed Protzel

An abolitionist from Mississippi forms a colored Union army regiment with a dozen runaway slaves in guerrilla-infested Missouri, only to find himself accused of spying for the Confederacy. After a harrowing escape from Mississippi, abolitionist Durksen Hurst, his fiancée Antoinette DuVallier, and their friends — a group of undocumented slaves — land in guerrilla-infested Civil War Missouri, the most savage whirlwind of destruction, cruelty, and death in American history. Trapped in a terrifying cycle of murder and revenge, scarred by Quantrill’s cold-blooded Lawrence massacre and ...



The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. “Treat yourself to this book, please—I can’t recommend it highly enough.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love “I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer ...

The Red-Tailed Hawk – Jack Dunn

An Apache holy man, Diyin, one of Geronimo’s band, escapes on the way to incarceration in Florida in 1886. He has had a vision foretelling a mission in which he is guided by a red-tailed hawk. He is befriended by a young, impoverished couple, Michael and Sally Collins, in northern Georgia. Their life is affected by him as they have a son, move to Pennsylvania and experience a better life. It is there that Diyin discovers a place of spiritual significance to Native Americans. Meditation ...



Indianapolis – Lynn Vincent

A human drama unlike any other—the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history. “GRIPPING…THIS YARN HAS IT ALL.” —USA TODAY • “A WONDERFUL BOOK.” —Christian Science Monitor • “ENTHRALLING.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) • “A MUST-READ.” —Booklist (starred review) Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, days after delivering the components of the atomic bomb from California to the Pacific Islands in the most highly classified naval mission of the war, USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the center of the Philippine Sea ...



The Summer Wives – Beatriz Williams

“The Summer Wives is an exquisitely rendered novel that tackles two of my favorite topics: love and money. The glorious setting and drama are enriched by Williams’s signature vintage touch. It’s at the top of my picks for the beach this summer.” —Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Perfect Couple New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings us the blockbuster novel of the season—an electrifying postwar fable of love, class, power, and redemption set among the inhabitants of an island off the New England coast . . . In ...

My Name is Rebecca: A Novelette – Phyllis Babrove

My Name is Rebecca: A Novelette is historical fiction. It is the story of a father who brought his sons to America from Russia to escape religious persecution in the early 1900s. The voyage to America is detailed, as is the process of going though Ellis Island. After living in New York’s Lower East Side for a short time, they relocated to Racine, Wisconsin. My Name is Rebecca: A Novelette is a story of family, love, and culture that is passed down to future generations. ...