Les Misérables is among the greatest novels of all time. In it Victor Hugo takes readers deeply into the Parisian subsoil, immerses them in a battle between good and evil and takes them to the barricades during the revolt of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose.
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 558 Pages (2,295 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 27th, 2020
What if Jesus Had a Dog?
A dog that trotted along beside Him from Capernaum to Calvary? A dog that understood far more than any of the disciples? A dog that would protect Him with his life if he felt it was necessary? What difference would that have made in the lives of Jesus and the disciples? Those questions are answered in Waldo Maccabees, In the Footsteps of Christ. Along the way, the book's firm foundation of solid research puts old familiar stories in their proper historical and sociological perspective, giving them a new and deeper meaning than ever before.
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 226 Pages (671 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 27th, 2020
Sit Stillby Cally FinsburyPrice verified 46 minutes ago
Sit still (illustrated)
Simple story about a young boy.
Concise story about a young boy.
Child's story of his journey.
Short story about a young boy.
Life is chaotic enough, but for 8 year-old Freddy it is downright mystifying. The doctor says Freddy has something called "ADHD," but what does that mean? Maybe it's the reason he struggles so much with unpredictable mysteries like "substitute teachers" -- or why he gets in trouble all the time at home.
Not only does Freddy struggle to focus and follow instructions he doesn't seem to follow social cues that seem to come easy for his classmates, but he's also got to deal with Eddie -- his chaos adverse younger brother with a diagnosis of his own. Between Freddy's ADHD and Eddie's ASD, there is more mayhem and mischief at home than anyone ever dreamed.
Survive Freddy will, though -- and thrive. Follow Freddy's journey as he fights to have his needs met using the only tools he has.
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Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 61 Pages (4,531 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 27th, 2020
The start of the Arab spring, inspires Leila to summon enough courage and run away from her husband, believing that in Tahrir Square she will free herself from the shackles of her abusive marriage.
An illegitimate child of an illiterate maid and a well-off doctor, Leila's dream is to find her father, a man she only knows from an old yellowed photograph. Instead, she spends twenty-five years in a loveless marriage. After she escapes her husband, she embarks on an adventure which takes her from joining a revolution, to the slums of Cairo where she gets involved with a fundamentalist sect. She will survive riots, change her name and go into hiding. Along her journey, she meets a lawyer who helps her escape and a young man who leads her to her father. In the end, when she comes face-to-face with the man from the photograph, she realizes that throughout her journey she has found what is more important: her own voice.
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 249 Pages (718 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 27th, 2020
A Sweet Christian military romance set during World War II that will touch your heart
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Matthew Finley and William Sawyer have become fast friends as they face the realities of being US soldiers in 1944 Germany. One dark, cloudy night, with everything to lose, they face an enemy-populated Hürtgen Forest. But Matthew has brought a weapon more powerful than any gun could ever be. He has brought his faith.
Matthew's sister, Grace, is a combat nurse working in a fast-paced field hospital along the front lines. She finds herself constantly saying small prayers for the men in her care. She always feels that her prayers are heard, until one day when she gets two letters with life-changing news.
As William and Matthew plot out coordinates for a special mission, the two men are walking ever closer to a moment that can never be changed. But, as William will soon find out, one ending is only the spark to a new beginning.
Grace has lived to see the end of ...
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 218 Pages (7,599 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 27th, 2020
In this CHRISTIAN FICTION, you'll experience a vivid Native American setting and a weighty romance that will render you breathless.
On a moonless night in 1813, Adela McGirth encounters a set of wolves and the steely eyed warrior who slays them, searing himself on her heart. When he returns, it's with a brand of a different sort--the flaming arrow that destroys her life.
In the copper-haired captive, Totka Lawe finds the other half of his spirit. He vows he would die ten deaths to protect her, and he would kill any who tried to steal her away. With bluecoat soldiers pursuing him, a jealous cousin pursuing her, and the woman herself pursuing home, that vow stands a serious chance of being called into action.
In the first of this three-part, inspirational story, award-winning author April W Gardner brings to vibrant life an obscure event and the noble people who once dominated the Southeast, but are now forgotten. NOTE: Elements of this story continue into book 2.
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Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 444 Pages (2,500 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 27th, 2020
A Sweet, clean and wholesome Regency romance that will melt your heart!
Lydia Wells dreams of adventure, but lives a protected life at Mrs. Peyton's School for Girls. She often slips away from the school to visit the harbor and gaze at the fishing boats, the merchant vessels, and the majestic ships of the line. She can't wait to leave Falmouth and go... anywhere.
But when her father is lost at sea Lydia must take responsibility for herself and her younger sister, Charlotte. She takes a job as a nanny and begins a new life in the home of the handsome but volatile Colonel Michael Hartford.
A summons from the opulent Boscombe Hall comes as rather a surprise. The truth about the Wells family background is about to change everything.
Lydia will have her adventure. Can she and Charlotte find happiness in their new life without giving up the people they cherish?
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Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 294 Pages (6,972 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 27th, 2020
For two thousand years, the name of Pontius Pilate has been remembered with vile contempt. Cursed by countless generations for his one fateful decision, this otherwise obscure Roman bureaucrat has been forever damned in the eyes of history. Now, however, a subway construction project under the streets of modern Rome has inadvertently uncovered the archeological find of the millennium. Inside a long forgotten chamber beneath the ruins of Nero's Golden House, a confidential report to Emperor Tiberius has been discovered that could turn all of history on its head.
In this fast-paced, action-packed, historical thriller, archeologist Dr. Thomas Lampton and his girlfriend, Victoria Alberghetti, will have their relationship tested, and their comfortable world turned upside down as a result of this astonishing find. After translating the ancient scrolls, Thomas uncovers the story -- behind the story -- of the most famous trial in history. A lifelong skeptic, reading the eyewitness account of ...
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 635 Pages (917 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 27th, 2020
'John Harvey, who is fascinated by the creative process involved in the making of art, finds the perfect subject in Rubens' painting "Peace and War" and its themes that intrigue and inspire a contemporary English artist. The result is a many-layered novel, impressively skillful and deeply absorbing.'ANITA DESAI
When artist Stephen Bloodsmith creates a series of images inspired by Rubens' trip to London in 1629, he enters a historical world of suspicion and intrigue. But will the manipulations he portrays in art spill over into the real world? When he practises deception inside his own marriage, falling in love with his model even as the romance of his wife Robyn unravels, the corrosive parallels between Bloodsmith's and Rubens' lives - the discovery of intimate secrets, the pain caused by desire and jealousy, the consequences of power and conflict - become hard to live with and impossible to ignore.
Rubens believed he could make peace between the warring powers of Europe. To succeed ...
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 346 Pages (2,444 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 27th, 2020
Follow the fortunes of Maisie and George in this sequel to The Boy Who Vanished.
It's England 1922 and Maisie has taken the decision to leave her past behind, planning a new life in Australia for herself and son George. At the outset she makes a hasty judgement which will have devastating consequences for both of them.
George finds himself in South Western Australia in one of the infamous farm schools. Maisie is placed in domestic service on a sheep farm with a family who has designs on her as a wife for their brutish son.
Maisie's attempts to locate George are continually thwarted till he concludes that she has abandoned him. Both mother and son have so much to cope with. Can they survive? Will they ever find each other again?
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 247 Pages (691 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 27th, 2020
Rosalie Evans, a Portland bookseller, joins her cousin in researching their family tree, and analyzing their DNA matches. Mysterious bloodlines intersect over four hundred years, stretching from Europe to Africa and the American Colonies. Letters and memoirs left behind by Rosalie's ancestors, including the frequent mention of an old compass, lead to more questions. Generations braved ocean voyages from Europe and South America, trekked wilderness trails to Kentucky, and followed the mighty Missouri River into Dakota Territory, forever making their way west to new lives in Oregon. Rosalie's family history reflects a legacy shared by a majority of Americans, an inspiring story of how so many people contribute to an individual's lineage.
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 118 Pages (1,895 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 26th, 2020
Emma: Healing Hearts (Orphan Train Adventures)
While Emma's older sister, Carrie, and her destitute mother tended to their dying father, she and her brothers were sent off on the orphan train to find new families. Although Roy and Henry were adopted by farmers, Emma was less fortunate, being placed in an abusive home. Carrie, determined to find Emma, finds herself involved with the Chicago prohibition mobsters. Looking alike, they finally come together years later, only to realize that they are in danger with the need to disappear. Can the two find new beginnings in Denver, Colorado while being pursued? Will Emma ever overcome her abuse to be able to love again? Follow this historical, inspirational adventure of a family torn apart, who must be able to forgive one another to once again bond together as a family.
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 207 Pages (526 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 26th, 2020
Genie and Marie Wanna rehearsed their strategy repeatedly. Genie called Marie Wanna by her new name to see if she would respond promptly to it. Early on the morning of their flight, Genie took Marie Wanna to the dentist. He extracted one of Marie Wanna's teeth with very little Novocain, and within a few hours, one side of Marie Wanna's face was swollen. She was in excruciating pain. Unfortunately, this was part of the plan, necessary to make their mission successful. Marie Wanna's deep accent could be a real liability, especially considering that she would be playing the role of a native-born American in front of the US immigration officer. Did they make it past the immigration officer? Read now and see for yourself. This is an intensely inspiring dramatic must read!
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 62 Pages (2,557 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 26th, 2020