Title: Magnolias and NightingalesMagnolias and Nightingales
Author: Atkinson, Ashley
Genre: :General Fiction: :Historical Fiction:
Hunter Dun Leigh, heir to the largest cotton plantation in Georgia, is the quintessential aristocratic Southern gentleman. The embodiment of masculinity, he's pursued by beautiful women and leads a charmed life.Although he marries Lady Victoria, an aristocratic beauty, he longs for Chantal du Valréas, his true love who he will never forget. Also vying for his love is Alezandra Whitfield, a blue blood with amazing sapphire-blue eyes that speak eloquently of her determination to have whomever she wants. Thoughts of love must wait, however, when war erupts between the states in 1861, threatening Hunter's privileged existence.
Title: The Red QueenThe Red Queen
Author: Gregory, Philippa
Genre: :Historical Fiction:
Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin, Henry VI, fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness. Her mother mocks her plans, revealing that Margaret will always be burdened with the reputation of her father, one of the most famously incompetent English commanders in France. But worst of all for Margaret is when she discovers that her mother is sending her to a loveless marriage in remote Wales.
Title: The Small Boat of Great SorrowsThe Small Boat of Great Sorrows
Author: Fesperman, Dan
Vlado Petric, a former homicide detective in Sarajevo, is now living in exile, and making a meagre living working at a Berlin construction site, when an American investigator for the International War Crimes Tribunal recruits him to return home on a mission. The assignment sounds simple enough. He is to help capture an aging Nazi collaborator who has become a war profiteer. But nothing is simple in the Balkans: Petric is also being used as bait to lure his quarry into the open, and when the operation goes sour he is drawn across Europe into a dangerous labyrinth of secret identities, stolen gold, and horrifying discoveries about his own family’s past.
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