An Appetite for Violets

An Appetite for Violets by Martine Bailey

Martine Bailey's novel opens a window into the fascinating lives of servants, while also delivering a suspenseful tale of obsession and betrayal.

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A Taste for Nightshade

A Taste for Nightshade by Martine Bailey

A Taste for Nightshade is a thrilling historical novel that combines recipes, mystery and a dark struggle between two desperate women, sure to appeal to fans of Sarah Waters and Carolly Erickson.

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The Penny Heart

The Penny Heart by Martine Bailey

But when Grace takes on a new cook, the two penny heart love tokens reveal she is tied to a world she didn't know existed ... A world of deceit, double-crossing, revenge and murder.

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A Violet Season

A Violet Season by Kathy Leonard Czepiel

A Violet Season is the story of an unforgettable mother-daughter journey in a time when women were just waking to their own power and independence.

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Floating Gold

Floating Gold by Christopher Kemp

Floating Gold is an entertaining and lively history that covers not only these precious gray lumps and those who covet them, but presents a highly informative account of the natural history of whales, squid, ocean ecology, and even a ...

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Beloved

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

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Rare Objects

Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro

This novel turns like the delicate ballerina on a music box; rich in detail, you can’t take your eyes off of her, and like Maeve, you shouldn’t, as there is much to savor in the dance.”—Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling ...

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The Clandestine Cake Club  A Year of Cake

The Clandestine Cake Club A Year of Cake by Lynn Hill

Accompanied by gorgeously styled photographs, this book gives every cake-lover a reason to celebrate.

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Gun Baby Gun

Gun Baby Gun by Ian Overton

Gun Baby Gun is a hard-hitting and urgent investigation into the gun's lifespan, into our hugely complex relationship with firearms and their undeniable, long-reaching and often hidden impact.

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A Memory of Violets

A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor

Step into the world of Victorian London, where the wealth and poverty exist side by side. This is the story of two long-lost sisters, whose lives take different paths, and the young woman who will be transformed by their experiences.

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The Hired Girl

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends?

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Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale

Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale by Alice Kuipers

Violet and Victor work together to write a truly enchanted tale!

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The Axeman

The Axeman by Ray Celestin

"Ray Celestin skillfully depicts the desperate revels of that idiosyncratic city and its bizarre legends in his first novel, THE AXEMAN." — The New York Times Sunday Book Review (Marilyn Stasio, Crime Columnist) The Axeman stalks the ...

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Longbourn

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Here are the Bennets as we have never known them: seen through the eyes of those scrubbing the floors, cooking the meals, emptying the chamber pots.

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The Last Midwife

The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas

SANDRA DALLAS is the author of fourteen novels, including A Quilt for Christmas, Fallen Women, True Sisters, The Bride's House, Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass and New Mercies.

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The Violet Hour

The Violet Hour by Richard Montanari

A winner' Nelson DeMille 'With this novel, Montanari's reputation is set in stone - or written in blood - alongside the likes of Connelly, Slaughter and Ellroy' Crime Time Magazine

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The Reason for Flowers

The Reason for Flowers by Stephen Buchmann

An exploration of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes reveals their origins, myriad shapes, colors, textures and scents, bizarre sex lives, and how humans-- and the natural world-- relate ...

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Humanity s Footprint

Humanity s Footprint by Walter Kennedy Dodds

Humanity's Footprint paints a lively but ultimately sobering picture of our environmental predicament.

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