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Historical Fiction

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Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets by Alison Weir
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Anna of Kleve – A German Princess with a guilty secret  Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets, is the fourth novel in the Six Tudor Queens series by renowned historian Alison Weir...

The Liberty Girls by Fiona Ford
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Amid the hardship of war, friends will become their family. The Liberty Girls is the second book in the Liberty Girls series, following on from the charming first book, Christmas at Liberty’s and is set...

The First Rose of Tralee by Patricia O’ Reilly
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‘The love story that inspired Ireland’s famous festival.’ ‘She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer Yet ’twas not her beauty alone that won me Oh no...

Cape May by Chip Cheek
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

With a flawless marriage of setting and character development, Cape May oozes glamour and sophistication with echoes of The Great Gatsby. The reader is treated to a nostalgia-soaked setting adorned...

Stasi 77 by David Young
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‘A Secret State A Dark Conspiracy A Terrible Crime’  Stasi 77 is the forth book in a crime fiction series featuring East German police officer Karin Müller. Written by David Young...

An Italian Affair by Caroline Montague
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‘A sweeping story of love, betrayal and war….’  An Italian Affair is a novel by Caroline Montague and has just been released with Orion Books. It is a sweeping family saga...

The Lives Before Us by Juliet Conlin
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Two women. A world at war. Can they survive the Shanghai Ghetto? The Lives Before Us is the latest novel from Juliet Conlin and has just been published with Black & White...

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
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‘They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess.’  The Confessions of Frannie Langton is the unbelievable debut novel by Sara...

Home to Cavendish by Antoinette Tyrrell
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Cavendish Hall in County Cork has roots leading back to the early 1900s and beyond. With its sweeping drive, majestic pillars and the river peeping through the acres of land,...

The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby
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‘To believe in her future, she must uncover her past.’ The Conviction of Cora Burns is the debut novel from Carolyn Kirby. Just published on 21st March by No Exit...