• A Love by Design

    A Love by Design

    Everett, Elizabeth

    "You couldn't design a better hero than the very eligible and extremely charming Earl Grantham. Unless, of course, you are Margaret Gault, who wants nothing to do with the man who broke her youthful heart. Widowed and determined, Margaret Gault has returned to Athena's Retreat and the welcoming arms of her fellow secret scientists with an ambitious plan in mind: to establish England's first woman-owned engineering firm. But from the moment she sets foot in London her plans are threatened by greedy investors and -- at literally every turn -- the irritatingly attractive Earl Grantham, a man she can never...

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  • The Good Earth

    The Good Earth

    Buck, Pearl S.

    "Though nearly ninety years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has stood the test of time and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck paints an indelible portrait of China in the 1920s, when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife, O-lan, is essential reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that occurred in the lives of Chinese people...

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  • Pandora

    Pandora

    Stokes-Chapman, Susan

    "London, 1799. Dora Blake is a talented jewelry designer who lives under the thumb of her suspicious and odious uncle, who is running her late parents' beloved shop of antiquities into the ground. When he begins acting erratically after a mysterious Greek vase is delivered and locked in the basement, Dora enlists the help of Edward Lawrence, a young antiquarian scholar, who (unbeknownst to her) sees the vase as an opportunity to unlock his academic future. Dora hopes to restore the shop to its former glory, find a future for her own elegant, artistic designs, and escape the iniquitous plans...

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  • Lay This Body Down

    Lay This Body Down

    Fergus, Charles

    "Lay This Body Down, the third Gideon Stoltz Mystery, takes place in 1837 during one of the most horrific periods in pre-Civil War America, when human beings were considered chattel and both northern and southern states grew rich from slave labor. A Pennsylvania sheriff like Gideon could choose to uphold the federal Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 or defy that racist law at great peril. In this hard-hitting, action-packed novel, Gideon tries to protect a boy who has fled north from a Virginia plantation--and pays dearly for his principles"--

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  • Before the Storm

    Before the Storm

    Shipman, James D.

    In 1948 Berlin, Sara Sturm, a German woman working for the U.S. Department of Public Affairs, is dispatched to investigate a store vandalized with swastikas and helps two Jewish Holocaust survivors track down a Nazi nuclear scientist whose knowledge may determine the course of countless wars to come.

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