Historical

Love, Hatred and Jealousy. But Also Regret.

July 2, 2013
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With her husband half a world away, in the trenches of Flanders, in 1918, Sarah Underhill struggles alone to maintain their home for his return. But these orchards and lands have been part of a misjudged attempt to establish an English Eden in the arid interior of British Columbia in southern Canada. The help she finds is young Irishman Jack Butler, whom she discovers to be a liar, a thief, and possibly worse. Their love…

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One Family’s Story of Coming to America

May 20, 2013
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Confession is good for the soul, even after the soul has been claimed. The novel “Forty Years in a Day” by Mona Rodriguez begins in Italy, 1900. After years of torment and neglect, Victoria and her four small children emigrate to Hell’s Kitchen, New York, to escape her alcoholic, abusive husband. On the day they leave, he tragically dies, but she doesn’t learn of his death for several years — it’s a secret that puts…

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Can a Patient’s Silence Kill the Doctor?

May 3, 2013
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A respected physician in Cordoba, Spain, receives a mysterious phone call – a request to attend to the ailing daughter of a wealthy but secretive family in Madrid. What seems to be a routine house call quickly turns into a disturbing labyrinth of intrigue and mystery, and a fight for the girl’s life, in Birgitte Rasine‘s novel “Verse in Arabic.” The outcome of the battle will impact the doctor – and the journalist interviewing him…

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Erotica Author Turns to Historical Fiction – and Finds a Demoness

March 8, 2013
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As CEO of her own thriving company, Nadia Adeire is flush with success. But a secret society, dating back to the Essenes, believes Nadia to be one of the ancient “djinn” – the notorious demoness of Hebrew legend, Lilith. What’s more, they have reason to believe that she’s plotting a catastrophic attack on the world. In Nancy Madore‘s historical, science fiction thriller “The Hidden Ones” Nadia is snatched from her “perfect” life and caught in…

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Greek Myth Brought to New Life

February 18, 2013
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Legend states that the Minotaur was confined to the Labyrinth, slain by Theseus and then laid to rest by thousands of years of Greek mythology. But the truth is far different. In David Gelber‘s book “Minotaur Revisited” read the Minotaur’s own words as he recounts his full life as god, king, warrior, matchmaker, midwife, monk, sage, father, mother, husband and, most of all, witness. The fierce Minotaur lived to see and be a part of…

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A Ninth Century Test for a Young Priest

February 15, 2013
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In ninth century Britain, chaos rules as kingdoms splinter, Vikings invade from all corners, and lives and fortunes are lost to those with the biggest sword and the smallest shreds of morality. When a young priest named Daniel witnesses a lone warrior save his village from savage raiders, he believes he’s seen a miracle, and he follows the reclusive warrior on his mysterious trek across the island, hoping to find his own path in this…

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