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Wherever the Road Leads

Lang-Slattery, K.

A 2 year adventure in a VW van in the early 1970s

Wherever the Road Leads offers a panorama of destinations off the tourist track and a glimpse of overland travel in the 1970s. The author shares her interest in cooking and her love of exploring local markets, as well as her fascination with clothing and native dress. The memoir is beautifully illustrated with photos, pen and ink drawings, quick sketches, and hand-drawn route maps. Perfect for the armchair adventurer, this memoir will open your eyes about what it was like to travel before the internet and cell phones.

Historical NonFiction
Mid-20th Century



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Immigrant Soldier, The Story of a Ritchie Boy


Coming of age immigrant story meets WWII adventure

Immigrant Soldier, The Story of a Ritchie Boy, based on the true experiences of a refugee from Nazi Germany, combines a coming-of-age story with an immigrant tale and a World War II adventure. On a cold November morning in 1938, Herman watches in horror as his cousin is arrested. As a Jew, he realizes it is past time to flee Germany, a decision that catapults him from one adventure to another, his life changed forever by the gathering storm of world events. Gradually, Herman evolves from a frustrated teenager, looking for a place to belong, into a confident US Army intelligence officer. The reader is swept along as the hero experiences fear, romance, loyalty, disappointment, friendship, horror, and compassion in his quest for an understanding of hate and forgiveness.

Immigrant Soldier is a solid historical work laced with well-researched and often little-known information about World War II.

Historical Fiction



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Lincoln Raw: a biographical novel

Fowler, D.L.

Abraham Lincoln's Lost Stories Series Book #1

Soul of a poet, son of a farmer, Abraham Lincoln tells his own coming-of-age story.

Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood dies when his father drags their family into an unforgiving Indiana wilderness. While suffering rebuke for teaching himself to read and write, he endures rumors of illegitimate birth, escapes death a half dozen times, labors to repay his father’s debts, and grieves the deaths of his brother, mother, sister, and beloved sweetheart. He casts off his parents’ religion, becomes estranged from his closest friend, and loses faith in his own character when he breaks an engagement to marry a woman he doesn’t love. Unable to keep a pledge made to his dying mother to become someone special, he wrestles with self-doubt and spirals into depression. He abandons politics and resigns himself to a life of mediocrity. But when his long-time rival opens the door for slavery’s expansion across half the globe, he faces the greatest challenge of his life—his beloved country is being ripped apart.

Historical Fiction, Historical Biography



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Lincoln's Angel: The Rebecca Pomroy Story

Fowler, D.L.

Abraham Lincoln's Lost Stories Series #3

A novel of triumph over tragedy, a vital and rare story exhumed from catacombs of forgotten history.

Abraham Lincoln said: Mrs. Pomroy, when you are an old woman, please tell your grandchildren how greatly indebted the nation is to you for holding up my hands in time of trouble.

The Boston Globe April 17, 1904: She was frequently the staff upon which he leaned during days and weeks of sorrow and uncertainty.

Discover the awe-inspiring story of Rebecca Pomroy, a Civil War army nurse who changes the course of a nation. She overcomes thirty years of unrelenting affliction and grief to bring hope and healing to countless soldiers as a Civil War army nurse. But when she encounters the weight of anguish carried by President and Mrs. Lincoln, Rebecca's true calling is revealed. She must rescue them from despair and self-doubt or risk the collapse of the government.

Historical Fiction, Historical Biography



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Hatfield 1677

Rader, Laura C.

Thrilling tale of love & war in early New England.

In 1676, Massachusetts Colonist Benjamin Waite, a devoted husband, father, and skilled military scout in King Philip’s War, reluctantly obeys orders to guide a brutal attack against a camp of Algonquian Natives.
After the catastrophic event, Benjamin is burdened with guilt and longs for peace. But the Algonquians, led by the revered sachem Ashpelon, retaliate a year later, attacking Ben’s town of Hatfield and capturing over a dozen colonists, including his pregnant wife Martha and their three young daughters.
Hatfield 1677 is a tale of three interwoven yet diverging journeys of strength and survival: Benjamin, driven by love and remorse to rescue his family; Martha, forced into captivity and desperately striving to protect her children; and Ashpelon, willing to risk everything to ensure the safety and freedom of his people.
Based on the lives of the author’s ancestors, this riveting and unforgettable novel gives voice to three vastly different experiences in colonial North America.

Historical Fiction, Historical Biographical Fiction, Biographical Historical Fiction
American Colonial Era



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Master and Favorite

Cherry, Rachel

When Kallias is sold to the senator Gaius Calvinus, he falls instantly in love with him—or rather, in love with everything Calvinus has. Money, power, privilege. Kallias imagines his life could be like his master’s, if only he could convince Calvinus to value him for more than his looks.

After the brutal ending of the relationship, Kallias reinvents himself in a different household, where he meets and conspires with the cunning and ambitious Julia Agrippina. The emperor’s niece has a claim to the throne and the same desires as Kallias: power and revenge at any cost.

Agrippina suggests the schemes and Kallias designs the details. He must risk everything he knows and loves—including his life—in a treacherous hike to reach the top and get even with the man he once worshiped.

Historical Fiction, Historical Literary Fiction



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Until Time Erases You: A Tragedy of Love, Loss, and Courage in the Shadow of the Triangle Fire

Gordon, David W.

A love triangle in the Triangle Fire

A young Italian beauty is sent to America after an eruption of Vesuvius devastates her village. A Jewish immigrant tries to make his way in the garment industry of New York. An Irish boy grows up in his father’s shadow under the watchful eye of Tammany Hall leaders. Amidst the confluence of industrialism, immigration, and the Progressive Era, the three will discover love and loss in the shadow of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. In turn of the century New York City, sparks ignite as their lives entwine under the pressure of greedy industrialists who put profits over people. Until Time Erases You traps readers high above the streets as an epic story of courage, longing, and loss burns around lovers frantically seeking to escape the inferno that could consume them.

Historical Romance



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The Outhouse

Gordon, David W.

Depression Era Coming of Age

As if growing up in the midst of the Great Depression isn't difficult enough, Paul Miller is dealing with a terrifying family secret. As the pressures of the Depression mount, Paul can no longer ignore the evidence piling up around him. The choices he makes will set him on a collision course with his family and with history. The Outhouse is a Depression Era coming of age story with a horrifying twist. The novel takes readers along for a thrilling three generation mystery, exploring how far a man would go to protect the people he loves.

Great Depression



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The Bluestocking's Secret Obsession

M.M. Wakeford

The Stanton Legacy, Book 3

A slow-burn friends-to-lovers romance set in Victorian England and America during the Civil War.
This is the heartwarming and page turning story of two people who embark on an unusual friendship that develops into love across two continents and several years of war.

“I couldn’t sleep because I couldn’t put it down… an intoxicating tale of falling in love and the nature of true love that it does not always travel a straight line between two people.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rowena – Goodreads review

“I have never read a novel which uses letters to tell such a passionate tale. This story is very well written, and I couldn’t stop reading because I had to know what would happen next.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jill – Goodreads review

Historical Romance


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From Infamy to Hope

Lewis, Stephen

In Puritan Boston, servant girl Rachel Moore is made pregnant by rape but convicted of fornication under the prevailing view that conception requires consent and made to wear a W on her gown for whore. Her baby is traded by her alcoholic father to the Pequots to satisfy an old debt. Her story intersects with the colonies' decision to go to war with the Pequots, which brings Rachel into contact with Governor John Winthrop in whose house Rachel works and the governor's formidable adversary and opponent of the war Anne Hutchinson. With Anne's help Rachel masquerades as a boy soldier hoping to recover her child. The war ends at the massacre by fire of a Pequot fortified village where Rachel hopes to find her child.

Historical Fiction
17th Century New England



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Priestess of Ishana

Starkston, Judith

Tesha Series, Book 1

First in a four-part epic fantasy series, Priestess of Ishana draws on the true-life of a remarkable Bronze Age Hittite queen who ruled over one of history's most powerful empires.
In the Hitolian empire, Tesha, a young priestess, navigates the temple’s political intrigues and an unwanted betrothal. Then a sorcerer calls down a fiery curse upon her city—which an older priestess insists only Tesha can undo. This forbidden magic horrifies Tesha—even more because it has secretly called to her. When Tesha meets the accused sorcerer, a connection sparks. Yet acting on this love imperils her family and city. Moreover, he is the younger brother of the Great King, and suddenly, his enemies from across the empire descend upon her. In this battle, she has only her ingenuity, her magic, and the help of her blind sister—the only person she can trust. Will Tesha uncover a deadly conspiracy against the man who offers the love she’s dreamed of, or will she bring about her own destruction?

Historical antasyF
Ancient World



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Harriet’s Eternal Tears

John, David

When her two boys go off to fight, Harriet must do

Harriet’s Eternal Tears is based on a working class family in South Wales, whose lives are torn apart when the two sons enlist. David joins the Fusiliers whilst his sixteen year old brother, Emrys, joinsa Cyclist Battalion.
Their mother, Harriet, works in a munitions factory and needs to cope with the anxiety and grief of war.
Characters who come into the family’s lives include suffragettes Sylvia Pankhurst and Ethel Snowden, who change Harriet’s beliefs for ever.
It is an emotional rollercoaster which is also uplifting.
All profits are going to the mental health charity Combat Stress.

Historical novel


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