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Historical Fiction

The Outlander Series Bundle: Books 1, 2, 3, and 4

The Outlander Series Bundle: Books 1, 2, 3, and 4

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There’s never been a better time to discover the novels behind the blockbuster Starz original series Outlander. Blending rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story, here are the first four books of Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling saga that introduced the world to the brilliant Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser:   OUTLANDER DRAGONFLY IN AMBER VOYAGER DRUMS OF AUTUMN   Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743. Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.   Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels   “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander   “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander   “Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber   “Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”—Publishers Weekly, on Voyager   “Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”—The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn

The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club PickA New York Times Notable Book, and Chosen by Oprah Quarterly and The Washington Post as a Best Book of the Year“Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth.” —The New York Times Book Review   “A classic that we will read for years to come.” —Jenna Bush Hager, Read with Jenna book club   “A real joyride . . . elegantly constructed and compulsively readable.” – NPR The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s AmericaIn June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

Once a Laird

Once a Laird

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Bridgerton fans and readers of Mary Balogh, Grace Burrowes, and Stephanie Laurens won't want to miss this thrilling and clever new love story from the historical romance legend. "Splendidly crafted...Putney brilliantly utilizes all of the key elements her readers crave--engaging characters, an expertly evoked setting, an intriguingly different story line, even a quintessential cat--and the result is another exemplary-in-every-way romance." -Booklist After the death of his fiancée, Kai Ramsay left Scotland to roam distant lands. He has searched ancient ruins, collected priceless antiquities, and escaped certain death after being imprisoned as a spy during the Napoleonic War. Ramsay has lived on the edge of danger for years--but everything changes the day a letter arrives for him from Scotland . . . Signy Matheson has dedicated her life to the people of Scotland's remote Thorsay Islands. With a fiery spirit and agile mind, she is a faithful ally to the aging laird. But now their leader is near death, and Signy must summon his successor at once. It's time for Kai Ramsay to come home . . . When Ramsay returns to Thorsay, he's shocked to find that Signy has blossomed into an alluring beauty, and a force to be reckoned with. Their complicated past interferes with their unspoken desire as they work together for their people. Until a wild storm sparks first passion, then unexpected danger when a treasure trove left by their ancestors comes to light . . .

The Other Bennet Sister

The Other Bennet Sister

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A NPR CONCIERGE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR"Jane fans rejoice! . . . Exceptional storytelling and a true delight." —Helen Simonson, author of the New York Times bestselling novels Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and The Summer Before the WarMary, the bookish ugly duckling of Pride and Prejudice’s five Bennet sisters, emerges from the shadows and transforms into a desired woman with choices of her own.What if Mary Bennet’s life took a different path from that laid out for her in Pride and Prejudice? What if the frustrated intellectual of the Bennet family, the marginalized middle daughter, the plain girl who takes refuge in her books, eventually found the fulfillment enjoyed by her prettier, more confident sisters? This is the plot of Janice Hadlow's The Other Bennet Sister, a debut novel with exactly the affection and authority to satisfy Jane Austen fans.Ultimately, Mary’s journey is like that taken by every Austen heroine. She learns that she can only expect joy when she has accepted who she really is. She must throw off the false expectations and wrong ideas that have combined to obscure her true nature and prevented her from what makes her happy. Only when she undergoes this evolution does she have a chance at finding fulfillment; only then does she have the clarity to recognize her partner when he presents himself—and only at that moment is she genuinely worthy of love.Mary’s destiny diverges from that of her sisters. It does not involve broad acres or landed gentry. But it does include a man; and, as in all Austen novels, Mary must decide whether he is the truly the one for her. In The Other Bennet Sister, Mary is a fully rounded character—complex, conflicted, and often uncertain; but also vulnerable, supremely sympathetic, and ultimately the protagonist of an uncommonly satisfying debut novel.

The Forgotten Orphan

The Forgotten Orphan

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The USA Today Bestseller! A world at war A secret from her past A chance to be together... ‘A book full of emotion, secrets, hope and love...Excellent writing and I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves historical fiction’ Lisa A moving and compelling historical novel about love, second chances and resilience in the darkest of times. Southampton 1940 Abandoned when she was tiny, Maisie Reynolds was separated from her twin brother and forced to grow up in Holly Bush orphanage – a place where she has never known love or kindness. But with the world at war and Hitler’s devastating bombs coming ever closer, fate has other plans for Maisie and a secret from her past changes everything. When she meets handsome Canadian paratrooper, Cam, Maisie learns that love might not be lost to her after all – but not before her past life and D Day bring a tragic twist to her happiness. Readers are loving The Forgotten Orphan: ‘Absolutely fantastic...Boy I wasn't disappointed’ Brid ‘Breathtaking...what an inspirational story’ Booklover Bev ‘Just finished The Forgotten Orphan and just felt love and tears for all Maisie went through...love this author’ Patricia ‘So emotional, so moving, my heart hurt reading it’ Abby ‘A must read...The writing is smooth and the plot never ceases to surprise the reader. I didn’t want this book to end’ Martha ‘You certainly won’t forget reading it...I confess it’s the first book I have read by Glynis Peters but be reassured it won’t be the last’ Elaine ‘Be prepared for tears’ Susan ‘I love when a book draws you into the story and it feels like you are living it with them’ Jacqueline ‘I've read many historical fiction novels and this was one of the kindest ones for my heart, but it also kept those deep heartbreaking moments that make WWII novels so memorable’ Ines ‘If you love Ellie Dean and Kitty Neale...It’s like sticky toffee pudding on a cold winters day, a hug within a book’ Reader review

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