By Meg Cabot
Nicola Sparks, 16 and an orphan, is able to dive headlong into her first London Season. A whirlwind of stylish actions awaits her, even though nabbing a husband, typically the best item of each girl's Season, isn't really between them. For Nicola has already selected hers: a good-looking viscount via the identify of Lord Sebastian.
Lord Sebastian Bartholomew is filthy rich, appealing, and debonair, no matter if the few tantalizingly brief moments Nicola has spent with him have produced little store discussions approximately poetry. Nicola is certain idea from Lord Sebastian will be a fit made in heaven. every little thing goes good, until eventually the infuriating Nathaniel Sheridan starts to forged doubt at the viscount's character.
Nicola is confident Nathaniel's efforts to besmirch Lord Sebastian's sterling recognition will yield not anything. but if she starts off to piece issues jointly for herself, the fact that is printed has as a lot to do with the viscount because it does with Nicola's personal heart.
By Lucia St. Clair Robson
Publish yr note: First released in 2002
Some name her the Apache Joan of Arc.
For greater than a century, Apaches have stored alive the reminiscence in their hero Lozen. Lozen, valiant warrior, respected shaman, and lovely girl, fought along Geronimo, Cochise, and Victorio, maintaining out opposed to the armies of either the USA and Mexico.
Here, finally, is her compelling tale, set within the final half the 19th century. Orphaned sister of Victorio, Lozen has recognized when you consider that youth that the spirits have selected her to safeguard Apache freedom. because the U.S. military prepares to maneuver her humans to an Arizona reservation, Lozen forsakes marriage and motherhood to struggle one of the males. Supported via her brother and the opposite chiefs, Lozen proves her mettle as a soldier, reconnaissance scout, and peerless army strategist.
Rafe Collins is a tender adventurer and veteran of the Mexican struggle. On a deadly trip among El Paso and Santa Fe, he builds an not likely yet enduring rapport with the nice and cozy Spring Apaches. while his bond to Lozen is going a long way past friendship, he needs to adopt a dangerous direction that might swap his lifestyles forever.
A delicate remedy of a little-known local American determine, Ghost Warrior is a wealthy and robust frontier story with unforgettable characters.
By Ralph Peters
Winner of the yankee Library Association's W. Y. Boyd Award for Excellence in army Fiction
Two amazing armies blunder towards one another, one led via convinced, loved Robert E. Lee and the opposite by means of dour George Meade. They’ll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads city the place not anyone deliberate to fight.
In this sweeping, savagely life like novel, the best conflict ever fought on American soil explodes into existence at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The destiny of our country may be made up our minds in a couple of sq. miles of fields.
Following a tricky accomplice sergeant from the Blue Ridge, a sour Irish survivor of the nice Famine, a German political refugee, and gun crews in blue and grey, Cain at Gettysburg is as grand in scale as its depictions of strive against are unflinching.
For 3 days, conflict rages. Through all of it, James Longstreet is haunted by means of a imaginative and prescient of warfare that results in a fateful feud with Robert E. Lee. Scheming Dan Sickles approximately destroys his personal army. Gallant John Reynolds and obstreperous Win Hancock, fiery William Barksdale and rushing James Johnston Pettigrew, gallop towards their fates….
There are not any marble statues in this battlefield, purely males of flesh and blood, imperfect and brave. From New York Times bestselling writer and previous U.S. military officer Ralph Peters, Cain at Gettysburg is sure to turn into a vintage of guys at battle.
By Morgan Llywelyn
Troy is in crumbling wreck and Athens is emerging a long way to the south. it's a time while mortal women and men have gotten gods and goddesses as information in their impressive adventures sweeps around the land. during this global, Epona, a girl whose existence is widely known in legend, meets Kazhak, a Scythian warrior and prince. Their stormy love affair sends them sweeping throughout eighth-century Europe, pursued from the Alps to the Ukraine through Kernunnos--a mysterious Druid priest referred to as the "Shapechanger."
By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
A riveting ancient narrative of the stunning occasions surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling writer invoice O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln.
More than 1000000 readers have overjoyed to invoice O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the page-turning paintings of nonfiction concerning the stunning assassination that modified the process American background. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor; recounts in gripping element the brutal homicide of John Fitzgerald Kennedy--and how a series of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not just killed a loved president but in addition despatched the country into the cataclysmic department of the Vietnam conflict and its culture-changing aftermath.
In January 1961, because the chilly warfare escalates, John F. Kennedy struggles to comprise the expansion of Communism whereas he learns the hardships, solitude, and temptations of what it potential to be president of the U.S.. alongside the best way he acquires a few bold enemies, between them Soviet chief Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and Alan Dulles, director of the significant Intelligence organization. additionally, strong parts of geared up crime have began to speak about focusing on the president and his brother, lawyer normal Robert Kennedy.
In the midst of a 1963 crusade journey to Texas, Kennedy is gunned down by way of an erratic younger drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. the previous Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes the scene, in simple terms to be stuck and shot lifeless whereas in police custody.
The occasions major as much as the main infamous crime of the 20th century are virtually as surprising because the assassination itself. Killing Kennedy chronicles either the heroism and deceit of Camelot, bringing historical past to lifestyles in ways in which will profoundly stream the reader. this can good be the main pointed out booklet of the year.
By John Jakes
John Jakes's acclaimed and sweeping saga a couple of friendship—and the fates of 2 families—threatened through the divisions of the Civil WarIn the years top as much as the Civil conflict, one enduring friendship embodies the tensions of a state. Orry major from South Carolina and George danger from Pennsylvania forge a long-lasting bond whereas education on the usa army Academy at West element. jointly they struggle within the Mexican–American struggle, yet their closeness is established as their nearby politics diverge. In North and South,as the 1st rounds are fired at citadel Sumter, Orry and George locate themselves on assorted facets of the arrival struggle.The contention among the most and risk households maintains via Love and struggle and Heaven and Hell because the households face heartache and triumph at the frontlines, battling for the way forward for the country and their family.
By Alyson Richman
Summer time, 1890. Van Gogh arrives at Auvers-sur-Oise, a bucolic French village that lures urban artists to the rustic. it truly is right here that twenty-year-old Maurguerite Gachet has grown up, getting to her father and brother ever due to the fact that her mother's demise. And it's the following that Vincent Van Gogh will spend his final summer time, lower than the care of health professional Gachet - homeopathic health care professional, dilettante painter, and collector. In those final days of his lifestyles, Van Gogh will create over 70 work, of them pics of Marguerite Gachet. yet little does he be aware of that, whereas taking pictures Marguerite and her backyard on canvas, he'll additionally trap her heart.
Both a love tale and historic novel, The final Van Gogh recreates the ultimate months of Vincent's lifestyles - and the tragic courting among a tender lady brimming with wish and an artist teetering on despair.
By Liz Rosenberg
Agnes Hussein, descendant of the final sultan of Singapore and the final surviving member of her instant relations, has grown up between her eccentric family members within the crumbling Kampong Glam palace, a once-opulent relic given to her kinfolk in trade for turning in Singapore to the British.
Now Agnes is seventeen and her family members has fallen into genteel poverty, surviving on her grandfather’s pension and the meager source of revenue they obtain from a diverse forged of boarders. As outdoors forces conspire to thieve the palace out from lower than them, Agnes struggles to save lots of her relatives and reveals bravery, love, and loyalty within the such a lot unforeseen locations. The Moonlight Palace is a coming-of-age story wealthy with old aspect and unforgettable characters set opposed to the backdrop of superb Nineteen Twenties Singapore.
By John Buchan, Neil Munro, S. R. Crockett
A Scottish misplaced treasures selection of vintage Scottish old novels, every one delivering a perfectly plotted and descriptive narrative set opposed to a few of the bloodiest classes in Scotland's previous. Bundled via material, the books supplement one another to create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics sequence, Scottish misplaced Treasures, indicates us how a lot poorer Britain's cultural historical past will be with out Scottish writers ... the simplest instance I've visible of the way curation and presentation can deliver outdated books to new audiences" - The Observer "This moves me as an attractive enterprise, and one i am hoping will extend further" - Professor Willy Maley, collage of Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday
By Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman’s bestselling, spellbinding story of 4 terribly daring, innovative, and sensuous ladies in Masada in 70 A.D. should be a four-hour miniseries airing on CBS and produced via Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the married workforce at the back of the historical past Channel’s Emmy Award–winning The Bible and Fox’s function movie Son of God.
Nearly 2,000 years in the past, 9 hundred Jews held out for months opposed to armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain within the Judean desolate tract. in accordance with the traditional historian Josephus, girls and 5 teenagers survived. in response to this tragic and iconic occasion, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding story of 4 terribly daring, ingenious, and sensuous girls, each one of whom has come to Masada via a special path.
The lives of those 4 complicated and fiercely self sufficient ladies intersect within the determined days of the siege. All are dovekeepers, and all also are maintaining secrets—about who they're, the place they arrive from, who fathered them, and whom they love. The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s masterpiece.