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Masque Of Honor by Sharon Virts

Title Masque of Honor
Author Sharon Virts
Publisher Rosetta Books
Release Date 2021-02-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781948122719
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Set in 1816 and based on the true story of the rivalry between two Virginia gentlemen . . . an epic tale of romance, politics, ambition and power.” —Susan Koch, Emmy and Peabody Award–winning filmmaker In this tale set in early nineteenth-century America, two sons of the Virginia aristocracy risk it all to defend their dreams and determine their own destinies. Gen. Armistead Mason and John “Jack” Mason McCarty are brothers-in-law, second cousins, and descendants of Founding Father George Mason IV. Armistead—by nature a politician—demands respect and strives for perfection. Jack—by inclination a rover—looks to forge his own path. When Armistead is challenged by corruption in the political machine and is denied a seat in the US Congress, the two become embroiled in a bitter dispute that sets in motion an irrevocable chain of events—leading them to the dueling grounds and an outcome that changes everything. Based on historical events of the 1819 Mason-McCarty duel, Masque of Honor is a story of courage, conviction, and the cost of sacrificing one life to forge another. “Carries us back to life as it was two hundred years ago in the new State of Virginia . . . fascinating fiction based on facts.” —Pamela Binnings Ewen, author of The Queen of Paris

Masque Of Honor by Sharon Virts

Title Masque of Honor
Author Sharon Virts
Publisher RosettaBooks
Release Date 2021-02-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1948122707
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this coming-of-age tale set in early 19th century America, two sons of the Virginia aristocracy risk it all to defend their dreams and determine their own destinies. General Armistead Mason and John “Jack” Mason McCarty are brothers-in-law, second cousins and descendants of founding father George Mason IV. Ambitious and headstrong, together they set out to find love, acceptance and honor on their own merit. Armistead—by nature a politician—demands respect and strives for perfection. Jack—by inclination a rover—looks to forge his own path. When Armistead is challenged by corruption in the political machine and is denied a seat in the US Congress, the two become embroiled in a bitter dispute that sets in motion an irrevocable chain of events, leading them to the dueling grounds and an outcome that changes everything. Based on historical events of the 1819 Mason-McCarty duel, Masque of Honor is a story of courage, conviction, and the cost of sacrificing one life to forge another.

The March by E.L. Doctorow

Title The March
Author E.L. Doctorow
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date 2006-09-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780812976151
Language English, Spanish, and French
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER OF THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In 1864, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman marched his sixty thousand troops through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces, demolished cities, and accumulated a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the dispossessed and the triumphant. In E. L. Doctorow’s hands the great march becomes a floating world, a nomadic consciousness, and an unforgettable reading experience with awesome relevance to our own times.

Her Honor by LaDoris Hazzard Cordell

Title Her Honor
Author LaDoris Hazzard Cordell
Publisher Celadon Books
Release Date 2021-10-26
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781250269584
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Her Honor, Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell provides a rare and thought-provoking insider account of our legal system, sharing vivid stories of the cases that came through her courtroom and revealing the strengths, flaws, and much-needed changes within our courts. Judge Cordell, the first African American woman to sit on the Superior Court of Northern California, knows firsthand how prejudice has permeated our legal system. And yet, she believes in the system. From ending school segregation to legalizing same-sex marriage, its progress relies on legal professionals and jurors who strive to make the imperfect system as fair as possible. Her Honor is an entertaining and provocative look into the hearts and minds of judges. Cordell takes you into her chambers where she haggles with prosecutors and defense attorneys and into the courtroom during jury selection and sentencing hearings. She uses real cases to highlight how judges make difficult decisions, all the while facing outside pressures from the media, law enforcement, lobbyists, and the friends and families of the people involved. Cordell’s candid account of her years on the bench shines light on all areas of the legal system, from juvenile delinquency and the shift from rehabilitation to punishment, along with the racial biases therein, to the thousands of plea bargains that allow our overburdened courts to stay afloat—as long as innocent people are willing to plead guilty. There are tales of marriages and divorces, adoptions, and contested wills—some humorous, others heartwarming, still others deeply troubling. Her Honor is for anyone who’s had the good or bad fortune to stand before a judge or sit on a jury. It is for true-crime junkies and people who vote in judicial elections. Most importantly, this is a book for anyone who wants to know what our legal system, for better or worse, means to the everyday lives of all Americans.

Scandalous Love by Brenda Joyce

Title Scandalous Love
Author Brenda Joyce
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2012-04-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780062209672
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Scorching Saga of the Braggs Continues! Never A Bride Rebelliously independent Lady Nicole Bragg Shelton refuses to be constrained by the stifling rules of Victorian England. And now desire has impelled the beautiful heiress toward a shocking liaison with Hadrian Braxton-Lowell, Duke of Clayborough. Bound by the dictates of honor and duty to another woman, Hadrian is hocked by Nicole's daring conduct, yet entranced by her fiery free spirit and breathtaking sensuality. Though resolved to making the raven-haired beauty his mistress, he will never agree to wed her. But Nicole is no man's plaything. And she is prepared to risk heartache in order to satisfy her wild, uncompromising passion . . . and win the dashing Duke's unwavering loyalty and undying love.

Big Lies In A Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Title Big Lies in a Small Town
Author Diane Chamberlain
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2020-01-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781250087355
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth... “A novel about arts and secrets...grippingly told...pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.”—People magazine, Best New Books North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, her dream of a career in art is put on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her released from prison immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to be free, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets. North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and in great need of work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder. What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies? “Chamberlain, a master storyteller, keeps readers hooked, with a story line that leavens history and social commentary with romance and mystery.”—Lexington Dispatch

Circle by Mac Barnett

Title Circle
Author Mac Barnett
Publisher Candlewick Press
Release Date 2019-03-05
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9781536210545
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen deliver the final wry and resonant tale about Triangle, Square, and Circle. This book is about Circle. This book is also about Circle’s friends, Triangle and Square. Also it is about a rule that Circle makes, and how she has to rescue Triangle when he breaks that rule. With their usual pitch-perfect pacing and subtle, sharp wit, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen come full circle in the third and final chapter of their clever shapes trilogy.

The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer

Title The Black Moth
Author Georgette Heyer
Publisher Graphic Arts Books
Release Date 2021-02-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 268
ISBN 9781513276922
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Black Moth (1921) is a historical romance novel by Georgette Heyer. Initially devised as a series of stories for her younger brother Boris, who suffered from hemophilia, The Black Moth became Heyer’s debut novel following its discovery by her father, who recognized its merits and sought publication. Published in Britain and the United States, The Black Moth was a commercial success that launched the career of one of twentieth-century England’s most popular writers of fiction. Set during the Georgian era of the 1750s, the story follows Lord Jack Carstares, a disgraced nobleman who turns to a life of crime after taking the blame for his brother’s persistent dishonesty at cards. Branded a cheater and a thief, Jack briefly flees England before returning under the name of Sir Anthony Ferndale. Forced into the shadows, he becomes a highwayman notorious for robbing the carriages of the rich. Following his father’s death and his brother’s ascent to the head of the family estate, Jack is caught while robbing the carriage of a man who turns out to be Miles O’Hara, an old friend and Justice of the Peace. Arrested, Jack is forced to reveal his identity, and is promptly forgiven. Retaining his disguise and unready to rejoin the social life of England’s elite, Jack becomes embroiled in a scandal involving the abduction of Miss Diana Beauleigh, whom he rescues from the wicked Duke of Andover. Unable to remain anonymous for much longer, Jack is pulled by his innate goodness toward the friends and family he has long since left behind, allowing him one last chance at redemption. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Georgette Heyer’s The Black Moth is a classic work of English historical romance reimagined for modern readers.

Blood And Honor by Graeme Davis

Title Blood and Honor
Author Graeme Davis
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Fiction
Total Pages 308
ISBN 0786940697
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A disgraced and exiled outcast, Karrnath may be the only hope of stopping the chaos when the daughter of a noble family mysteriously vanishes, an ancient clan falls into ruin, and the dead themselves begin to disappear. Original.

An Accidental Life by Pamela Binnings Ewen

Title An Accidental Life
Author Pamela Binnings Ewen
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
Release Date 2013
Category Fiction
Total Pages 357
ISBN 9780805464320
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New Orleans senior district attorney and his lawyer wife are caught up in a faith-testing courtroom battle involving the rights of infants born alive during abortions.

I Shall Be Near To You by Erin Lindsay McCabe

Title I Shall Be Near to You
Author Erin Lindsay McCabe
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2014-01-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780804137737
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband, inspired by the letters of a remarkable female soldier who fought in the Civil War. Rosetta doesn't want her new husband Jeremiah to enlist, but he joins up, hoping to make enough money that they'll be able to afford their own farm. When Jeremiah leaves, Rosetta decides her true place is by his side, no matter what that means, and to be with him, she follows him into war. With the army desperate for recruits, Rosetta has no trouble volunteering, although she faces an incredulous husband. Her strong will clashes with Jeremiah's, and their marriage is tested by broken conventions, constant danger, war, and the fear that Rosetta will be discovered. Rich with historical details and inspired by more than 250 documented accounts of the women who fought in the Civil War while disguised as men, I Shall Be Near To You is a courageous adventure, a woman's search for meaning and individuality, and a poignant story of enduring love. Praise for I Shall Be Near to You “Astounding.” —Glamour “Compellingly authentic.” —Elle “This fascinating historical novel is beautifully written and emotionally charged. Using a female soldier’s point of view for the narration makes McCabe’s story refreshingly unique.” —Romantic Times “McCabe has created a tough, realistic woman who is equally committed to being a good soldier and a good wife. I Shall Be Near to You is both a poignant love story and a gritty war experience, and is highly recommended.” —Historical Novels Review “A beautiful and powerful story that offers a rare perspective on those who fought in the Civil War…Following a pair of newlyweds, so brave and loving and committed, navigate the horrors of war is heart-wrenching. In her deceptively simple prose, McCabe has delivered an unforgettable, haunting and well-researched take on history that has a rightful place on bookshelves next to the most timeless and celebrated of sagas.” —Free Lance-Star “A gripping story, and McCabe's writing gives it considerable impact; I Shall Be Near to You is a memorable addition to the literature of the Civil War.” —San Jose Mercury News

Palace Of Spies by Sarah Zettel

Title Palace of Spies
Author Sarah Zettel
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2013-11-05
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 373
ISBN 9780544073753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A warning to all young ladies of delicate breeding who wish to embark upon lives of adventure: Don't.Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she's impersonating might have been murdered. Unless Peggy can discover the truth, she might be doomed to the same terrible fate. But in a court of shadows and intrigue, anyone could be a spyperhaps even the handsome young artist with whom Peggy is falling in love . . . History and mystery spark in this effervescent series debut.

West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

Title West with Giraffes
Author Lynda Rutledge
Publisher Lake Union Publishing
Release Date 2021-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 372
ISBN 1542023343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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1938: The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California’s first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Behind the wheel is the young Dust Bowl rowdy Woodrow Wilson Nickel. Present day: At 105, Woody feels his life ebbing away. When he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling an experience he cannot take to his grave. In retelling his story, he explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, and the passing of time. -- adapted from jacket

Confessions Of A Mask by Yukio Mishima

Title Confessions of a Mask
Author Yukio Mishima
Publisher New Directions Publishing
Release Date 1958
Category Fiction
Total Pages 255
ISBN 081120118X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When a Japanese youth discovers he has homosexual tendencies he hides himself behind conventional behavior

The Prince Of Lies by Anne Lyle

Title The Prince of Lies
Author Anne Lyle
Publisher Watkins Media Limited
Release Date 2013-10-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9780857662828
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Elizabethan spy Mal Catlyn has everything he ever wanted – his twin brother Sandy restored to health, his family estate reclaimed and a son to inherit it – but his work is far from over. The renegade skraylings, the guisers, are still plotting – their leader, Jathekkil, has reincarnated as the young Prince Henry Tudor. But while he is still young, Mal has a slim chance of eliminating his enemies whilst they are at their weakest. With Sandy’s help, Mal learns to harness his own magic in the fight against the guisers, but it may be too late to save England. Schemes set in motion decades ago are at last coming to fruition, and the barrier between the dreamlands and the waking world is wearing thin… File Under: Fantasy [ Kill The Child | To The Tower! | Servants and Masters | Prison Break ]

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

Title The Valiant
Author Lesley Livingston
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2017-02-14
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781443446303
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king, Fallon has always lived in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha's legendary reputation as a warrior. But when Fallon was a young child, the armies of Julius Caesar invaded the island of Britain and her beloved older sister was killed in battle. On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her rightful place in her father's royal war band. But she never gets the chance. Instead, Fallon is captured by a band of ruthless brigands who sell her to an exclusive training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, Fallon's worst enemy, the man who destroyed her family, might be her only hope of survival. Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, chilling threats and the dangerous attention of Caesar himself to survive the deadly fights that take place both in and out of the arena—and claim her place in history among the Valiant.

Band Of Sisters by Lauren Willig

Title Band of Sisters
Author Lauren Willig
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2021-03-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9780062986177
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A crackling portrayal of everyday American heroines…A triumph." — Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War I in this sweeping novel based on a true story—a skillful blend of Call the Midwife and The Alice Network—from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig. A scholarship girl from Brooklyn, Kate Moran thought she found a place among Smith’s Mayflower descendants, only to have her illusions dashed the summer after graduation. When charismatic alumna Betsy Rutherford delivers a rousing speech at the Smith College Club in April of 1917, looking for volunteers to help French civilians decimated by the German war machine, Kate is too busy earning her living to even think of taking up the call. But when her former best friend Emmeline Van Alden reaches out and begs her to take the place of a girl who had to drop out, Kate reluctantly agrees to join the new Smith College Relief Unit. Four months later, Kate and seventeen other Smithies, including two trailblazing female doctors, set sail for France. The volunteers are armed with money, supplies, and good intentions—all of which immediately go astray. The chateau that was to be their headquarters is a half-burnt ruin. The villagers they meet are in desperate straits: women and children huddling in damp cellars, their crops destroyed and their wells poisoned. Despite constant shelling from the Germans, French bureaucracy, and the threat of being ousted by the British army, the Smith volunteers bring welcome aid—and hope—to the region. But can they survive their own differences? As they cope with the hardships and terrors of the war, Kate and her colleagues find themselves navigating old rivalries and new betrayals which threaten the very existence of the Unit. With the Germans threatening to break through the lines, can the Smith Unit pull together and be truly a band of sisters?

Assassin S Masque by Sarah Zettel

Title Assassin s Masque
Author Sarah Zettel
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2016-01-12
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 433
ISBN 9780544073739
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Things are turning around for seventeen-year-old Peggy Fitzroy, a once-orphaned spy. Her father is back from the dead, and her unwanted engagement has been called off for good. But when a mysterious veiled woman shows up, Peggy uncovers a fresh slew of questions about her past, present, and future. Now Peggy is back at the palace, unsure of the loyalties she thought she held. With the Jacobite uprising stalking ever closer to the throne, its imperative that Peggy discover who she can really trust. Can she save herself and the royal family, or is she doomed as a pawn in this most deadly game?

Troy by Adele Geras

Title Troy
Author Adele Geras
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2014-08-07
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781444922080
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is scarce and death is common. From the heights of Mount Olympus, the Gods keep watch. But Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is bored with the endless, dreary war. Aided by Eros's bow, the goddess sends two sisters down a bloody path to an awful truth: In the fury of war, love strikes the deadliest blows. Heralded by fans and critics alike, Adèle Geras breathes personality, heartbreak, and humour into this classic story.

The Fall by Bethany Griffin

Title The Fall
Author Bethany Griffin
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2014-10-07
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780062107879
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Madeline Usher has been buried alive. The doomed heroine comes to the fore in this eerie reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story "The Fall of the House of Usher." Gothic, moody, and suspenseful from beginning to end, The Fall is literary horror for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Asylum. Madeline awakes in a coffin. And she was put there by her own twin brother. But how did it come to this? In short, non-chronological chapters, Bethany Griffin masterfully spins a haunting and powerful tale of this tragic heroine and the curse on the Usher family. The house itself is alive, and it will never let Madeline escape, driving her to madness just as it has all of her ancestors. But she won't let it have her brother, Roderick. She'll do everything in her power to save him—and try to save herself—even if it means bringing the house down around them. With a sinister, gothic atmosphere and relentless tension to rival Poe himself, Bethany Griffin creates a house of horrors and introduces a whole new point of view on a timeless classic. Kirkus Reviews praised it in a starred review as "A standout take on the classic haunted-house tale replete with surprises around every shadowy corner."