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December 16, 2017

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New Historical Fiction Books for Adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Historical Fiction books for adults.

 

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Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors

Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors
Iggulden, Conn

England, 1470. A divided kingdom cannot stand. King Edward of York has been driven out of England. Queen Elizabeth and her children tremble in sanctuary at Westminster Abbey. The House of Lancaster has won the crown, but York will not go quietly. Desperate to reclaim his throne, Edward lands at Ravenspur with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Every hand is against them, every city gate is shut, yet the brothers York go on the attack. But neither sees that their true enemy is Henry Tudor, now grown into a man. As the Red Dragon--"the man of destiny"--his claim to the throne leads to Bosworth Field and a battle that will bring an end to the Wars of the Roses.


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Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances

Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances

On October 14, 1781, Alexander Hamilton led a daring assault on Yorktown's defenses and won a decisive victory in America's fight for independence. Decades later, when Eliza Hamilton collected his soldiers' stories, she discovered that while the war was won at Yorktown, the battle for love took place on many fronts. Promised Land by Rose Lerner: Donning men's clothing, Rachel left her life behind to fight the British as Corporal Ezra Jacobs--but life catches up with a vengeance when she arrests an old love as a Loyalist spy. At first she thinks Nathan Mendelson hasn't changed one bit: he's annoying, he talks too much, he sticks his handsome nose where it doesn't belong, and he's self-righteously indignant just because Rachel might have faked her own death a little. She'll be lucky if he doesn't spill her secret to the entire Continental Army. Then Nathan shares a secret of his own, one that changes everything. The Pursuit Of-- by Courtney Milan: What do a Black American soldier, invalided out at Yorktown, and a British officer who deserted his post have in common? Quite a bit, actually. They attempted to kill each other the first time they met. They're liable to try again at some point in the five-hundred-mile journey that they're inexplicably sharing. They are not falling in love with each other. They are not falling in love with each other. They are-- Oh no. That Could Be Enough by Alyssa Cole: Mercy Alston knows the best thing to do with pesky feelings like "love" and "hope": avoid them at all cost. Serving as a maid to Eliza Hamilton, and an assistant in the woman's stubborn desire to preserve her late husband's legacy, has driven that point home for Mercy--as have her own previous heartbreaks. When Andromeda Stiel shows up at Hamilton Grange for an interview in her grandfather's stead, Mercy's resolution to live a quiet, pain-free life is tested by the beautiful, flirtatious, and entirely overwhelming dressmaker. Andromeda has staid Mercy reconsidering her worldview, but neither is prepared for love--or for what happens when it's not enough.


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The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage
Klassen, Julie, 1964-

Living at Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood. She opens a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, then discovers two mysteries hidden among them. The man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for? Her hostess, Mercy Grove stays busy managing her girls' school. When several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, she assumes pretty Miss Ashford is the cause.


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Holds: 3 on 4 copies

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Highland Ruse

Highland Ruse
Martin, Madeline

Kaid MacLeod couldn't protect his clan from an unimaginable slaughter that killed his father and took the lives of many of his people. Wracked with guilt, he knows retaliation will only bring more death, but his clan thirsts for revenge and all seems lost until Kaid discovers his nemesis's betrothed will be traveling through Scotland. Abducting this innocent woman will give him the leverage he desperately needs to end the continuing massacre and bring peace to his clan. Though he is loath to do so, it's the least bloody solution he can see. Delilah Canterbury has been striving to make her own way for a long time. One of the many children, with no money or noble blood to fall back on, Delilah dreamt of joining the court of King James. After her beauty earned her one tender night with the king, he spurned her on a whim, causing her to lose not just her chance at a better life, but her reputation. In dire straits, her life was saved when she was taken in by a group of female spies and taught their deadly skills. Now, testing her prowess, she is disguised as Lady Elizabeth, daughter of a well-known noble, betrothed of a Scottish laird, and a target in the war between clans. Kidnapped by Kaid, Delilah's mission as a decoy is near completion, but when she finds herself attracted to the very man she's supposed to deceive, will Delilah lose control and risk her very life in the process? Will finding out who Delilah really is be Kaid's undoing, and that of his entire clan?


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Deadly Cure: A Novel

Deadly Cure: A Novel
Goldstone, Lawrence, 1947-

"In 1899, in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Noah Whitestone is called urgently to his wealthy neighbor's house to treat a five-year-old boy with a shocking set of symptoms. When the child dies suddenly later that night, Noah is accused by the boy's regular physician--the powerful and politically connected Dr. Arnold Frias--of prescribing a lethal dose of laudanum. To prove his innocence, Noah must investigate the murder--for it must be murder--and confront the man whom he is convinced is the real killer. His investigation leads him to a reporter for a muckraking magazine and a beautiful radical editor who are convinced that a secret, experimental drug from Germany has caused the death of at least five local children, and possibly many more. By degrees, Noah is drawn into a dangerous world of drugs, criminals, and politics, which threatens not just his career but also his life." --Amazon.com


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Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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The Ghost of Christmas Past

The Ghost of Christmas Past
Bowen, Rhys

"Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house's atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out into the snow ten years ago and was never seen again. Molly can identify with the mother's pain at never knowing what happened to her child and wants to help, but there is so little to go on. No ransom note. No body ever found. But Molly slowly begins to suspect that the occupants of the house know more than they are letting on. Then, on Christmas Eve, there is a knock at the door and a young girl stands there. 'I'm Charlotte,' she says. 'I've come home'"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 37 on 8 copies

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Moon Hunt

Moon Hunt
Gear, W. Michael

"What happens when your god goes missing? The lord god of Cahokia has been spirited away to the Underworld and the empire teeters on the brink of disaster as clans fight for control. Night Shadow Star, the god's human sister, and Fire Cat, her warrior bodyguard, are the only two people who can bring him back. They descend into the Sacred Cave where monsters dwell, willing to sacrifice themselves to save their kingdom. What they find makes them question if that sacrifice is worth it"--from Amazon.com


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Le bureau des jardins et des étangs: roman

Le bureau des jardins et des étangs: roman
Decoin, Didier, 1945-

"Empire of Japan, Heian era, 12th century. Being the best carp fisherman, supplier of the sacred ponds of the imperial city, does not prevent Katsuro from drowning. Then his young widow, Miyuki, has to replace him, carrying the carp the capital by the Kusagawa river. Miyuki walks through forests and mountains, passing from a temple, a meeting house, storms and earthquakes, bandit attacks, betrayals by fellow travelers, the cruelty of others, the fury of the kappa, water monsters that spring from the water to eat travelers. But the memory of her husband makes her want to continue..." -- cataloger's summary of the cover.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Nightmare in Berlin

Nightmare in Berlin
Fallada, Hans, 1893-1947

Late April, 1945. The war is over, yet Dr Doll, a loner and 'moderate pessimist', lives in constant fear. By night, he is haunted by nightmarish images of the bombsite in which he is trapped--he, and the rest of Germany. More than anything, he wishes to vanquish the demon of collective guilt, but he is unable to right any wrongs, especially in his position as mayor of a small town in north-east Germany that has been occupied by the Red Army. Dr Doll flees for Berlin, where he finds escape in a morphine addiction: each dose is a 'small death'. He tries to make his way in the chaos of a city torn apart by war, accompanied by his young wife, who shares his addiction. Fighting to save two lives, he tentatively begins to believe in a better future.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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A Good Day to Marry A Duke

A Good Day to Marry A Duke
Krahn, Betina M.

Unconventional American heiress Daisy Bumgarten, who has come to England to marry a duke, sets her sights on bookish Arthur Graham, but is distracted by his disreputable, impoverished younger brother Ashton.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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