. A masterly tour of history. A breathless thriller, alive with treachery, atmosphere, danger, and beauty. A. J. Finn, #1 new york times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: She knows that you live. Love and betrayal: before minou can decipher the mysterious message, she meets a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon.
The Burning Chambers #ad - War sparks between the catholics and huguenots, and family—meanwhile, friends, dividing neighbors, nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. For fans of juicy historical fiction, this one might just develop into their next obsession. Ew.
Citadel: A Novel Languedoc Trilogy Book 3William Morrow #ad - Like their ancestors who fought to protect their land from Northern invaders seven hundred years before, these members of the resistance—codenamed Citadel—fight to liberate their home from the Nazis. But smuggling refugees over the mountains into neutral territory and sabotaging their German occupiers at every opportunity is only part of their mission.
These women must also protect an ancient secret that, if discovered by their ruthless enemies, could change the course of history. A superb blend of rugged action and haunting mystery, heroism, faith, Citadel is a vivid and richly atmospheric story of love, and danger—and a group of extraordinary women who dare the impossible to survive.
Citadel: A Novel Languedoc Trilogy Book 3 #ad - . And protect astonishing secrets buried in time. France, 1942. In carcassonne, a colorful historic village nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous women are engaged in a lethal battle. Combining the rugged action of labyrinth with the haunting mystery of Sepulchre, #1 bestselling author Kate Mosse’s eagerly awaited Citadel is a mesmerizing World War II story of daring and courage, in which a group of determined women fighting for the French Resistance risk their lives to save their homeland.
The Taxidermist's Daughter: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - Closer to madness. In the coming days, snippets of long lost memories will begin to tease through Connie’s mind, offering her glimpses of her vanished years. A chilling and spooky gothic historical thriller reminiscent of Rebecca and The Turn of the Screw, dripping with the dark twists and eerie surprises that are the hallmarks of Edgar Allan Poe, from the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Citadel.
In a remote village near the English coast, residents gather in a misty churchyard. No one speaks of why the museum was shuttered or how the Giffords fell so low. Even those who might have answers remain silent. The locals shun blackthorn House, and the strange spinster who practices her father’s macabre art.
The Taxidermist's Daughter: A Novel #ad - As the last peal of the midnight bell fades to silence, a woman is found dead—a stranger Connie noticed near the church. Twenty-two and unmarried, she lives with her father on the fringes of town, in a decaying mansion cluttered with the remains of his once world-famous museum of taxidermy. Mark’s eve, the night when the shimmering ghosts of those fated to die in the coming year are said to materialize and amble through the church doors.
Alone in the crowd is Constantia Gifford, the taxidermist’s daughter. Closer to the startling truth.
The City of Tears: A Novel Burning Chambers Book 2Minotaur Books #ad - Following #1 sunday times bestseller the burning Chambers, New York Times bestseller Kate Mosse returns with The City of Tears, a sweeping historical epic about love in a time of war. Alliances and romanceaugust 1572: minou joubert and her husband Piet travel to Paris to attend a royal wedding which, after a decade of religious wars, is intended to finally bring peace between the Catholics and the Huguenots.
Revenge and persecutionwithin days of the marriage, thousands will lie dead in the street, and Minou’s family will be scattered to the four winds. Loyalty and deceptionalso in Paris is their oldest enemy, Vidal, in pursuit of an ancient relic that will change the course of history.
The Winter GhostsBerkley #ad - Freezing and dazed, he stumbles through the woods, emerging in a tiny village, where he finds an inn to wait out the blizzard. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories. In freddie watson's case, the battlefields took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind.
World war i robbed england and France of an entire generation of friends, lovers and futures. By the time dawn breaks, freddie will have unearthed a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries, and discovered his own role in the life of this old remote town. By turns thrilling, poignant, and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.
The Winter Ghosts #ad - During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. There he meets fabrissa, a lovely young woman also mourning a lost generation. In the winter of 1928, still seeking some kind of resolution, Freddie is travelling through the beautiful but forbidding French Pyrenees. From the new york times bestselling author of Sepulchre and Labyrinth-a compelling story of love, ghosts and remembrance.
Sepulchre Languedoc Trilogy Book 2Berkley #ad - Their aunt is young, and beautiful, willowy, and the estate is a subject of local superstition. From the new york times bestselling author of Labyrinth-"a rich brew of supernaturalism and intrigue. Kirkus reviews in 1891, young léonie vernier and her brother arrive at the home of their widowed aunt in Rennes-le-Bains, in southwest France.
. More than a century later, meredith Martin, an American graduate student, arrives in Rennes-le- Bains while researching the life of Claude Debussy. There, the pack of tarot cards and a piece of 19th-century music known as Sepulchre 1891 hold the key to her fate-just as they did to the fate of Léonie Vernier.
Sepulchre Languedoc Trilogy Book 2 #ad - Villagers claim that léonie's late uncle died after summoning a demon from the old Visigoth sepulchre on its grounds. But nothing is as Léonie had imagined. Haunted by a tarot reading she had in paris-and possessing the mysterious deck of cards-she checks into a grand old hotel built on the site of a famous mountain estate destroyed by fire in 1896.
Labyrinth Languedoc Trilogy Book 1Berkley #ad - July 2005. The book, he says, contains the secret of the true Grail, inscribed with a labyrinth, and the ring, will identify a guardian of the Grail. Now, as crusading armies gather outside the city walls of Carcassonne, it will take a tremendous sacrifice to keep the secret of the labyrinth safe. In the pyrenees mountains near carcassonne, stumbles into a cave and makes a startling discovery-two crumbling skeletons, strange writings on the walls, a volunteer at an archaeological dig, Alice, and the pattern of a labyrinth.
Eight hundred years earlier, on the eve of a brutal crusade that will rip apart southern France, a young woman named Alais is given a ring and a mysterious book for safekeeping by her father.
The Evening and the Morning Kingsbridge Book 4Viking #ad - . Now, death and birth, follett's masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins. A norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, but the customs of her husband's homeland are shockingly different, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic.
. From the #1 new york times bestselling author, a thrilling and addictive new novel--a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth--set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle AgesIt is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. A young boatbuilder's life is turned upside down when the only home he's ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in.
The Evening and the Morning Kingsbridge Book 4 #ad - England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king.
The Black and the White: The Black Death is raging but are some the victims of murder?Sapere Books #ad - Not every corpse put in a pit has died of the plague…England, 1349The Black Death is tearing through the country and those not yet afflicted are living in fear. Martin collyer wakes up in his family's charcoaling hut in the Forest of Dean to find his father dead on the bed beside him, half-sewn into his shroud.
What is hob hiding? is martin travelling with a killer? and what really led to Martin’s miraculous recovery?THE BLACK AND THE WHITE is a chilling historical mystery set during the Medieval plague era. But the man – hob cleve – seems to be harbouring dark secrets of his own. As more suspicious deaths occur, Martin is left wondering whether Hob can be trusted.
The Black and the White: The Black Death is raging but are some the victims of murder? #ad - . He befriends another traveller on the way. With no home to go to and set free from the life of virtual servitude that his father had planned for him, Martin sets off on a journey across England to seek salvation for his father’s unconfessed soul. A thought-provoking medieval mystery you don’t want to miss! Perfect for fans of S D Sykes, L C Tyler, Karen Maitland and S J Parris.
As martin’s most recent memory is of being given the last rites, he cannot account for why he is alive and why his father – whose body bears not a trace of the plague – is dead.
The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs: A NovelHenry Holt and Co. #ad - A family curse. A young, tenure-track professor in boston, she’s earned career success by studying the history of magic in colonial America—especially women’s home recipes and medicines—and by exposing society's threats against women fluent in those skills. But beyond her studies, connie harbors a secret: She is the direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem, an ancestor whose abilities were far more magical than the historical record shows.
When a hint from her mother and clues from her research lead Connie to the shocking realization that her partner’s life is in danger, she must race to solve the mystery behind a hundreds’-years-long deadly curse. Flashing back through american history to the lives of certain supernaturally gifted women, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs affectingly reveals not only the special bond that unites one particular matriarchal line, but also explores the many challenges to women’s survival across the decades—and the risks some women are forced to take to protect what they love most.
The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs: A Novel #ad - A magical bloodline. Can connie break the spell before it shatters her future?a bewitching novel of a New England history professor who must race against time to free her family from a curse, by Katherine Howe, New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. Connie goodwin is an expert on America’s fractured past with witchcraft.