It seems that the only one who can save Julie from her fate is Romeo—but where is he?Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. As julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families immortalized in Shakespeare’s unforgettable blood feud, she begins to realize that the notorious curse—“A plague on both your houses!”—is still at work, and that she is the next target.
Soon she is launched on a winding and perilous journey into the history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo rocked the foundations of medieval Siena. New york times bestsellerwhen julie jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told that it will lead her to an old family treasure.
The Lost Sisterhood: A Novel
There she discovers the name of the first amazon queen, Myrina, who crossed the Mediterranean in a heroic attempt to liberate her kidnapped sisters from Greek pirates, only to become embroiled in the most famous conflict of the ancient world—the Trojan War. Diana’s colleagues shake their heads at her Amazon fixation.
Join the random house Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Reminiscent of the da Vinci Code with a hint of A Discovery of Witches. Fredericksburg free Lance–Star “Boldly original. Will intrigue lovers of ancient worlds as well as those who are just fans of a good story. Bookreporter “a gorgeous journey from England to North Africa to Greece, thrilling readers with beautiful settings, courageous women and breathtaking adventure.
Bookpage “grounded in a thorough knowledge of classical literature, ancient mythology, this skillful interweaving of plausible archaeological speculation, and exciting modern adventure will delight fans of such authors as Kate Mosse and Katherine Neville. Library journal starred review“the lost sisterhood is a spellbinding adventure, the other to prove that the legendary tribe of women truly existed, a tale of two courageous women separated by millennia but pursuing interwoven quests: one to protect and lead her sisters through a dangerous ancient world, and that their legacy endures.
Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Mrs.
The Cottingley Secret: A Novel
An artful weaving of old legends with new realities, new york times bestselling author of the dressmakerone of bookbub's most-anticipated Books of Summer 2017! The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home turns the clock back one hundred years to a time when two young girls from Cottingley, Yorkshire, this tale invites the reader to wonder: could it be true?” — Kate Alcott, convinced the world that they had done the impossible and photographed fairies in their garden.
Frances and Elsie will hide their secret for many decades. As she begins to understand why a nation once believed in fairies, can Olivia find a way to believe in herself? . The cottingley secret tells the tale of two girls who somehow convince the world that magic exists. Now, in her newest novel, international bestseller Hazel Gaynor reimagines their story.
1917… it was inexplicable, frances griffiths and elsie wright from Cottingley, England, but it had to be true—didn’t it? When two young cousins, impossible, claim to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, their parents are astonished. But when one of the great novelists of the time, the girls become a national sensation, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, becomes convinced of the photographs’ authenticity, their discovery offering hope to those longing for something to believe in amid a world ravaged by war.
But frances longs for the truth to be told. One hundred years later… when olivia kavanagh finds an old manuscript in her late grandfather’s bookshop she becomes fascinated by the story it tells of two young girls who mystified the world. But it is the discovery of an old photograph that leads her to realize how the fairy girls’ lives intertwine with hers, connecting past to present, and blurring her understanding of what is real and what is imagined.
Big Stone Gap: A Novel
Before she knows it, trying to claim her rightful inheritance, Ave Maria is fielding marriage proposals, and planning the trip of a lifetime to Italy—one that will change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. In an anecdotal style reminiscent of Fannie Flagg, Adriana Trigiani engagingly captures a slice of small-town America.
San jose Mercury News. Full of wit and wonder, hilarity and heart, Big Stone Gap is a gem of a book, and one that you will share with friends and family for years to come. Now a major motion picture • features behind-the-scenes bonus material from the film—including photos, excerpts from the script, and favorite recipes from on the set “Charming.
. New york times bestseller millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with the small town of Big Stone Gap, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and the story of its self-proclaimed spinster, Ave Maria Mulligan. Readers would do well to fall into the nearest easy chair and savor the story.
Usa today “Delightfully quirky. In the series’ enchanting debut, fun friends, filling her days with hard work, Ave Maria reaches her thirty-fifth year and resigns herself to the single life, and good books. Then, one fateful day, ave maria’s past opens wide with the revelation of a long-buried secret that will alter the course of her life.
The Legacy: A Novel
Already a sensation in the united kingdom, sarah waters, Webb’s The Legacy is a treat for every fan of upmarket women’s fiction and literary suspense in the vein of bestselling authors Kate Morton, and Diane Setterfield. Taut, affecting, and surprising—a story that ranges from present-day England back to the American West in the early twentieth century—The Legacy embroils two sisters in an investigation into the strange, never solved disappearance of their cousin, a dark mystery that opened deep family wounds that never healed.
. A brilliant and absorbing drama. Good housekeeping uka fresh and exciting new voice in contemporary fiction, Katherine Webb debuts with a haunting novel about a secret family history.
The Other Alcott: A Novel
Life for the alcott family has never been easy, so when Louisa’s Little Women is published, its success eases the financial burdens they’d faced for so many years. A people magazine and popsugar pick! “may's adventures illuminate the world of intrepid female artists in the late 1800s … The Other Alcott comes alive in its development of the relationship between Louisa and May.
The new york timeselise hooper’s debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May Alcott—Louisa’s youngest sister and an artist in her own right. We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Everyone agrees the novel is charming, but May is struck to the core by the portrayal of selfish, spoiled “Amy March.
Is this what her beloved sister really thinks of her? So May embarks on a quest to discover her own true identity, as an artist and a woman. But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now, louisa’s sister, it’s time to learn the truth about the real “Amy”, May.
While her sister louisa crafts stories, turning down a marriage proposal from a well-off suitor, May herself is a talented and dedicated artist, taking lessons in Boston, and facing scorn for entering what is very much a man’s profession. From boston to rome, talented, this brave, london, and Paris, and determined woman forges an amazing life of her own, making her so much more than merely “The Other Alcott.
Elise hooper’s thoroughly modern debut gives a fresh take on one of literature’s most beloved families.
The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery Zelda Richardson Mystery Series Book 1
This art history mystery also describes the plight of homosexuals and Jewish artists in Europe during World War II, as well as the complexities inherent to the restitution of artwork stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s. The lover's portrait is Book One in the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series. Medallion by indiebrag's readers in march 2019chosen as chill with a book’s january 2018 book of the month and winner of a chill with a book readers’ awardone of tripFiction's 10 Favorite Books set in AmsterdamSilver Cup winner in Rosie's Book Review Team 2017 Awards, Mystery categoryReaders’ Favorite 5 star medalOne of The Displaced Nation magazine’s Top 36 Expat Fiction Picks of 2016One of Women Writers, Women’s Books magazine's Recommended Reads for April 2017.
Set in present day and wartime Amsterdam, this captivating thriller is not just about stolen paintings, but also the lives that were stolen. A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day Amsterdam.
When a dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery – rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer – he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. As the list of suspects grows, Zelda realizes she has to track down the lost collection and unmask a killer if she wants to survive.
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Five Quarters of the Orange: A Novel P.S.
But the past and present are inextricably entwined, particularly in a scrapbook of recipes and memories that Framboise has inherited from her mother. And soon framboise will realize that the journal also contains the key to the tragedy that indelibly marked that summer of her ninth year. When framboise simon returns to a small village on the banks of the Loire, the locals do not recognize her as the daughter of the infamous woman they hold responsible for a tragedy during the German occupation years ago.
Falling Angels: A Novel
Falling angels follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century in England, while the Queen's death reverberates through a changing nation. Told through a variety of shifting perspectives—wives and husbands, masters and their servants, friends and lovers, and a gravedigger's son—Falling Angels is graced with the luminous imagery that distinguished Girl With a Pearl Earring, Falling Angels is another dazzling tour de force from this "master of voices" The New York Times Book Review.
. A new york times bestsellerfrom the author of the international bestseller Girl With A Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard, Tracy Chevalier once again paints a distant age with a rich and provocative palette of characters.
And After the Fire: A Novel
Lauren belfer’s deeply researched, evocative, and compelling narrative resonates with emotion and immediacy. She becomes determined to discover what it is and to return it to its rightful owner, a journey that will challenge her preconceptions about herself and her family’s history—and also offer her an opportunity to finally make peace with the past.
In berlin, an unsettling gift to her from bach’s son, germany, sara itzig levy, conceals the manuscript of an anti-Jewish cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, amid the city’s glittering salons where aristocrats and commoners, in 1783, a renowned musician, Christians and Jews, mingle freely despite simmering anti-Semitism, her teacher.
This work and its disturbing message will haunt Sara and her family for generations to come. Interweaving the stories of susanna and sara, seamlessly melding past and present, And After the Fire traverses over two hundred years of history, from the eighteenth century through the Holocaust and into today, and their families, real and imagined.
When henry dies soon after, she uncovers the long-hidden music manuscript. National jewish book award winner!the new york times-bestselling author of a Fierce Radiance and City of Light returns with a new powerful and passionate novel—inspired by historical events—about two women, one European and one American, and the mysterious choral masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach that changes both their lives.
In the ruins of germany in 1945, an old music manuscript, American soldier Henry Sachs takes a souvenir, at the end of World War II, from a seemingly deserted mansion and mistakenly kills the girl who tries to stop him. In america in 2010, henry’s niece, susanna kessler, struggles to rebuild her life after she experiences a devastating act of violence on the streets of New York City.
The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession
Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture’s origins and braves a host of dangers to follow a trail of clues back across the centuries—all the way to Shakespeare’s time and a priceless literary artifact that could prove, once and for all, the truth about the Bard’s real identity. Nine months after the death of his beloved wife amanda left him shattered, a young antiquarian bookseller, Peter Byerly, relocates from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to outrun his grief and rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books.
Byatt's Possession. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, he discovers a Victorian watercolor of a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Amanda. A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller’s search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love.
Charlie lovett’s new book, The Lost Book of the Grail, is now available. Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman’s Tale is a former bookseller’s sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature’s most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.