Praise for V. S. There’s talk of violent reprisals against the callous gentry and their agents. But when the potato crop falls prey to a devastating blight, and no mercy from the English landowner, families Briana has known all her life are left with no food, no resources, who seems indifferent to everything except profit.
The Irishman's Daughter #ad - The small farms that surround the centuries-old Lear House are managed by her father, agent to the wealthy, reckless Sir Thomas Blakely. Alexander’s the taster “this haunting and engrossing novel will appeal to fans of Anthony Doerr and Kristin Hannah. Booklist “the ‘taster’s’ story adds to a body of nuanced world war ii fiction such as Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity, Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See, and Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key.
Book clubs and historical fiction fans will love discussing this and will eagerly await more from Alexander. Library Journal. Rory caulfield, the hard-working young farmer Briana hopes to marry, shares the locals’ despair—and their anger.
The Magdalen GirlsKensington Books #ad - Within the gated grounds of the convent of The Sisters of the Holy Redemption lies one of the city’s Magdalen Laundries. Once places of refuge, the laundries have evolved into grim workhouses. The mother superior, who has secrets of her own, inflicts cruel, Sister Anne, dehumanizing punishments—but always in the name of love.
Some inmates are “fallen” women—unwed mothers, prostitutes, or petty criminals. But as they will discover, the outside world has dangers too, especially for young women with soiled reputations. Told with candor, and vivid historical detail, hope, compassion, The Magdalen Girls is a masterfully written novel of life within the era’s notorious institutions—and an inspiring story of friendship, and unyielding courage.
The Magdalen Girls #ad - Dublin, 1962. Most are ordinary girls whose only sin lies in being too pretty, too independent, or tempting the wrong man. Finally, nora and teagan find an ally in the reclusive Lea, who helps them endure—and plot an escape. Among them is sixteen-year-old Teagan Tiernan, sent by her family when her beauty provokes a lustful revelation from a young priest.
Teagan soon befriends nora Craven, a new arrival who thought nothing could be worse than living in a squalid tenement flat. Stripped of their freedom and dignity, the girls are given new names and denied contact with the outside world.
The TasterKensington Books #ad - Young german women are expected to do their duty—working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children. Alexander’s the magdalen girls “fans of Barbara Davis and Ashley Hay will enjoy this tenderhearted story of sinner, saints, and redemption. Booklist “Alexander has clearly done his homework.
. In early 1943, magda ritter’s parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the Führer’s food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned.
Perched high in the Bavarian Alps, the Berghof seems worlds away from the realities of battle. Amid the turbulence of world war ii, a young german woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined—one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler’s dictatorship.
The Taster #ad - Fans of the book and film Philomena will want to read this. Library Journal. Though terrified at first, magda gradually becomes used to her dangerous occupation—though she knows better than to voice her misgivings about the war. Chilling in its realism, his work depicts the improprieties long abandoned by the Catholic Church and only recently acknowledged.
But her love for a conspirator within the ss, freedom, and ultimately, draw Magda into a plot that will test her wits and loyalty in a quest for safety, and her growing awareness of the Reich’s atrocities, vengeance.
The Judge's Wife: A NovelSkyhorse #ad - Soon, vikram—he’s charming, grace meets and falls in love with an Indian doctor, and kind, thoughtful, feeling lonely and neglected, everything her husband is not. Shortlisted for a 2017 rona award* with her whole life ahead of her, beautiful young Grace’s world changes forever when she’s married off to a much older judge.
When the judge’s will is finally read, revealing he has sent letters to Vikram and Emma, the deception spanning both decades and continents finally begins to unravel, exposing long-buried family secrets along the way and raising the question of if true love can last a lifetime. But this is 1950s ireland, and when she falls pregnant, the potential scandal must be dealt with.
The Judge's Wife: A Novel #ad - As soon as she has given birth, grace is sent to an asylum by the judge, while Vikram, told that Grace died in childbirth, returns to India heartbroken. Meanwhile, vikram is planning a long-awaited return to Ireland with his much-loved niece Rosa—who has grown up hearing all about her uncle’s long-lost love—to stand, at last, at the grave of the woman he adores.
. Thirty years later, after the judge’s death, his estranged daughter Emma returns home to pack up his estate, where she finds Grace’s diaries and begins to piece together the life of the mother she never knew.
The TraitorKensington Books #ad - Drawing on the true story of the white rose—the resistance movement of young Germans against the Nazi regime—The Traitor tells of one woman who offers her life in the ultimate battle against tyranny, during one of history’s darkest hours. In the summer of 1942, a series of anonymous leaflets appears around the University of Munich, as war rages across Europe, speaking out against escalating Nazi atrocities.
Natalya risks everything alongside her friends, hoping the power of words will encourage others to resist. Alexander’s the irishman’s daughter “accompanied by an expertly rendered plot, and prose that jumps off the page, bold and empathetic characters, this tale will particularly satisfy fans of historicals and those looking for stories about the redeeming grace of faith and hard work.
The Traitor #ad - Publishers weekly, stARRED REVIEW. Natalya petrovich, a student, knows who is behind the leaflets—a secret group called the White Rose, led by siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl and their friends. As a volunteer nurse on the Russian front, Natalya witnessed the horrors of war first-hand. But even among those she trusts most, there is no guarantee of safety—and when danger strikes, she must take an extraordinary gamble in her own personal struggle to survive.
Praise for V. S. The leaflets are hidden in public places, or mailed to addresses selected at random from the phone book.
The Longest Road: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - An evocative and darkly beautiful story” of a young woman’s trek across America in the Dust Bowl years by a New York Times–bestselling “master novelist” The Denver Post. After a violent dust storm leaves their mother dead and the family farm in ruins, believe their world has ended when their grieving, twelve-year-old Laurie Field and her younger brother, Buddy, debt-ridden father brings them to live with their reprobate grandfather in the Oklahoma Panhandle, promising to send for them when he finds one of those fabled jobs luring thousands to California.
Desperate to escape their brutal grandfather, Laurie and Buddy hop a train clanging west and become fall in with a hobo named Way after he saves them from a sinister tramp. In california, the children find only heartbreak, so they and Way set out for Texas in the hopes of reuniting with Johnny Morrigan.
The Longest Road: A Novel #ad - At last, in lusty texas oil field towns, they find work, Morrigan, and a deadly menace as Laurie grows from innocent girl to vibrant woman. Like the fellow travelers they encounter on the roads and rails crisscrossing America, and Way take joy in simple pleasures such as a campfire meal, a starry night, Buddy, Laurie, and a song.
A riveting story of hardship, and romance, adventure, The Longest Road pays glorious tribute to the men and women who kept the American dream alive during the Great Depression. They learn firsthand the kindness ordinary folk can show to those even poorer. Abandoned and afraid, the children find hope in the songs taught them by Johnny Morrigan, an itinerant oil field worker who hitched a ride with the family on his way to Texas.
The Lieutenant's NurseMIRA #ad - Clark is a navy intelligence officer, and he warns her that the United States won’t be able to hold off joining the war for long, but nothing can prepare them for the surprise attack that will change the world they know. In the wake of the bombing of pearl Harbor, Eva and her fellow nurses band together for the immense duty of keeping the American wounded alive.
Newly enlisted as an army corps nurse, Eva is stunned by the splendor she experiences aboard the steamship SS Lurline; even more so by Lt. A usa today bestseller“an emotional and heartfelt tale of love and courage. Chanel cleeton, bestselling author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Next Year in HavanaNovember, 1941.
The Lieutenant's Nurse #ad - Clark spencer, a man she is drawn to but who clearly has secrets of his own. Amid the chaos and heartbreak, Eva will have to decide whom to trust and how far she will go to protect those she loves. Set in the vibrant tropical surroundings of the pacific, The Lieutenant’s Nurse is an evocative, emotional WWII story of love, friendship and the resilient spirit of the heroic nurses of Pearl Harbor.
And the danger that finds Eva threatens everything she holds dear. But eva’s past—and the future she’s trying to create—means that she’s not free to follow her heart. She’s never even seen the ocean before, but Eva Cassidy has her reasons for making the crossing to Hawaii, and they run a lot deeper than escaping a harsh Michigan winter.
CashelmaraOpen Road Media #ad - Full of hope for the future, cashelmara, he returns to his Irish estate, but in nineteenth-century Ireland—a country racked by poverty and famine—his family eventually becomes trapped in a sinister spiral of violence that Edward could never have foreseen. When edward de salis travels to america after the death of his first wife, he is astonished to find himself falling in love with Marguerite, a young woman many years his junior.
. Cashelmara follows the fortunes of three generations as they struggle to survive both the tragedies of history and their own chaotic lives. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Susan Howatch including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. The new york times–bestselling saga: In nineteenth-century Ireland, a titled English family keeps an estate in an era of famine and violent conflict.
Winter Sisters: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - Stunning. Mary sutter, a former Civil War surgeon, searches for the two sisters. As contemporary as it is historic, part family saga, Winter Sisters is part gripping thriller, and ultimately a story of trauma and resilience that explores the tremendous good and unspeakable evil of which humans are capable.
. That feels utterly timely. People, “the best new books”new york, 1879: An epic blizzard descends on Albany, devastating the city. Oliveira writes with feeling. The new york times Book Review“An engrossing story. Sutter must fight the most powerful of albany's citizens, risking personal and public danger as she seeks to protect the fragile, putting at risk loves and lives in her quest to right unimaginable wrongs.
Winter Sisters: A Novel #ad - When what happened to them is finally revealed, Dr. Determined not to give up hope, Dr. When the snow finally settles, two newly orphaned girls are missing.
Singing BirdCrux Publishing #ad - Sister monica claims that she wants merely to tie up loose ends in her old age, but Lena becomes frightened that something more threatening lies behind the call, and she sets off on a journey to Ireland, with her best friend, to find her daughter's birth parents. Brilliant…an astonishing first novel” Bernard Cornwell“A classic of its genre.
Every page adds yet another layer of intrigue to its plot. Gripping stuff. Sunday independenttwenty-seven years after she adopted her baby in Ireland, Lena Molloy receives a call from the nun who set up the adoption.
The Oceans Between Us: Gripping and emotional novel of separation after World War 2Headline #ad - A wonderful book. Inspired by heartrending true events, a mother fights to find her son and a child battles for survival in this riveting debut novel. But then he finds himself on board a ship bound for Australia, the promise of a golden life ahead, and wonders: how will she find him in a land across the oceans?In Perth, a lonely wife takes in the orphaned child.
I raged at just what some had to endure. But i also felt their bravery in finding justice for all children who suffered. An absolute must-read' By The Letter Book Reviews. Full of emotion, heart, joy and sorrow' Emma's Bookish Corner'Heart-wrenching debut novel. Should she keep quiet? or tell the truth and risk losing the boy who has become her life? This magnificent, moving novel, set in London and Australia, is testament to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love.
The Oceans Between Us: Gripping and emotional novel of separation after World War 2 #ad - Readers are loving The Oceans Between Us. A beautiful tale of a mother's love. She remembers nothing of who she is. A warm-hearted tale of love, loss and indefatigable human spirit' Kathryn Hughes 'A heartrending story' Jane Corry 'A mother's loss and a son's courage.