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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Exploring her surroundings, she discovers the epic sagas of five orphan girls who were hidden from the Spanish Inquisition and received help escaping to the New World. Rescued after a hurricane in south america, doomed to a life of poverty with a swallow medal as her only legacy, the orphaned toddler was adopted by an American family and taken to a new life.

As a beautiful, she is in love, engaged, intelligent woman of nineteen, and excited about the future—until another traumatic event shatters her dreams. Menina flees to spain to bury her misery in research for her college thesis about a sixteenth-century artist who signed his works with the image of a swallow—the same image as the one on Menina’s medal.

The Sisterhood #ad - But a mugging strands Menina in a musty, isolated Spanish convent. Is menina’s medal a link to them, or fate?both love story and historical thriller, or to her own past? Did coincidence lead her to the convent, The Sisterhood is an emotionally charged ride across continents and centuries. Menina walker was a child of fortune.

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The Valley The Valley Trilogy Book 1

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - The first installment in an epic historical trilogy by Helen Bryan, the bestselling author of War Brides and The Sisterhood, tenacity, unforgettable tale of hardship, love, The Valley is a sweeping, and heartache. Left suddenly penniless, the honorable sophia grafton, a viscount’s orphaned daughter, sails to the New World to claim the only property left to her name: a tobacco plantation in the remote wilds of colonial Virginia.

Enlisting the reluctant assistance of a handsome young French spy—at gunpoint— she gathers an unlikely group of escaped slaves and indentured servants, each seeking their own safe haven in the untamed New World. What follows will test her courage and that of her companions as they struggle to survive a journey deep into a hostile wilderness and eventually forge a community of homesteads and deep bonds that will unite them for generations.

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War Brides

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - And then there’s frances falconleigh, a madcap, fearless debutante whose father is determined to keep her in the countryside and out of the papers. As the war and its relentless hardships intensify around them, the same struggles that threaten to rip apart their lives also bring the five closer together.

And five women forge an unlikely bond of friendship that will change their lives forever. Alice osbourne, is reeling from the news that Richard Fairfax broke their engagement to marry Evangeline Fontaine, the stolid daughter of the late vicar, an American girl from the Deep South. They draw strength from one another to defeat formidable enemies—hunger, the looming threat of a Nazi invasion, falling bombs, and a traitor in their midst—and find remarkable strength within themselves to help their friends.

War Brides #ad - An international bestseller with over one million readers. With war threatening to spread from europe to England, the sleepy village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal: Evacuees from London are billeted in local homes. The tightening vice of rationing curtails every comfort. Nightly air raids become grimly mundane.

Scrappy elsie pigeon is among the poor of London who see the evacuations as a chance to escape a life of destitution. The women’s mission is not to commemorate or remember—they’ve returned to settle a score and avenge one of their own. Revised edition: This edition of War Brides includes editorial revisions.

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The Mountain The Valley Trilogy Book 2

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - From helen bryan, bestselling author of war brides, bravery, and The Valley, comes the second book in an epic trilogy told from multiple viewpoints—a story about the resilience, love, The Sisterhood, and unity that formed the foundation of the New World. The frontier of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1783.

The Mountain The Valley Trilogy Book 2 #ad - The civil War leaves a long shadow. In the years since the first settlers arrived, looking to build new lives, the township of Grafton has flourished. Newcomers make their mark, fortunes are won and lost, and loyalties are tested in the march of history. Together, native americans, indentured servants, European immigrants, and former slaves have established a tight-knit community.

As time passes and america becomes a nation, Grafton is swept up in the tumult of the outside world. The cherokees are rounded up and driven west.

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The Children of the Valley: Part 2 of the Valley Trilogy

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Painting Rainbows Publishing #ad - Part two of this trilogy stirs the ghosts that lie deep in the heart of the mountains and takes John Alexander on a personal journey into his past in a sweeping tale of love, loyalty, cause and effect. Picking up where 'the end of the valley' finishes, this continues to follow the lives of the central characters interwoven with a dark secret from a forgotten chapter of WW2 ripples across the decades and leads to a dramatic finale high in the Swiss Alps.

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Martha Washington: First Lady of Liberty

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Wiley #ad - Washington persisted until the veteran's patience snapped: 'You think people take every grist that comes from you as the pure grain. A contempary anecdote not only confirms that martha commanded respect in her own right during her lifetime, George might never have risen to social, but also suggests an awkward truth later historians have preferred to ignore-that without Martha and her fortune, military, and political prominence.

Toward the end of his life, war hero, george washington, retired president, and object of universal fame and veneration, was negotiating to purchase a plot of land in the new capital city, to be named in his honor. What would you have been if you hadn't married the widow custis!' "-from the introduction to Martha Washington: First Lady of LibertyFrom the glittering social life of Virginia's wealthiest plantations to the rigors of winter camps during the American Revolution, Martha Washington was a central figure in some of the most important events in American history.

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The Heart of the Valley: Part 3 of the Valley Trilogy

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Painting Rainbows Publishing #ad - The Heart of the Valley: Part 3 of the Valley Trilogy #ad - An incendiary secret from the last days of WW2 and a crime buried beneath Berlin at the height of the Cold war. The final instalment of the trilogy where past and future collide in a dramatic tale of intrigue, divided loyalties, love and redemption.

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The End of the Valley: Part 1 of The Valley Trilogy

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Painting Rainbows Publishing #ad - An emotive drama of life, love and loss played out over three decades and set against the backdrop of the high octane sport of downhill skiing and the tragic events of the conflict in the Former Yugoslavia.

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The Tuscan Child

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - In it is a startling revelation. Still dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father’s history—and maybe come to understand herself as well. Joanna soon discovers that some would prefer the past be left undisturbed, but she has come too far to let go of her father’s secrets now….

Oh, and a copy of The Tuscan Child to savor with them. Nprin 1944, british bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly thirty years later, joanna, Hugo’s estranged daughter, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father’s funeral.

The Tuscan Child #ad - Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. From new york times and wall street journal bestselling author Rhys Bowen comes a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets… “Pass the bread, the olives, and the wine.

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The Storyteller's Secret: A Novel

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - But it is ravi—her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant—who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation. An amazon charts, uSA Today, and Washington Post bestseller. From the bestselling author of trail of Broken Wings comes an epic story of the unrelenting force of love, the power of healing, and the invincible desire to dream.

Nothing prepares jaya, a new York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past. Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture.

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Nell and Lady: A Novel

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - A heart-stirring novel of family and forgiveness from bestselling author Ashley Farley. In her grand home in charleston, Willa Bellemore raised two girls during the tumultuous 1970s. After all, they were family. The time has come to confront what happened on that fateful night. It’s willa’s last wish. But it may take a tragic twist of fate to reconcile the past and come to terms with the true meaning of family.

Nell and Lady: A Novel #ad - One was her daughter, Lady. The other was lady’s best friend, Nell—adopted after the sudden, heartbreaking death of her mother, the Bellemores’ beloved maid. Nell and lady were sisters at heart—sisters who vowed to never let anything come between them. Then, on the night of lady’s sixteenth birthday, something went terribly wrong, sparking painful secrets and bitter resentments that went unspoken for three decades.

Now willa is dying, and lady and Nell—each with a teenager of her own—are brought together after all these years. Willa showered nell with love and support, all the while ignoring the disdainful whispers of her neighbors.

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