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message 1: by A.F. (last edited Nov 29, 2011 12:49PM) (new)

A.F. (scribe77) | 1777 comments Mod
Please list and discuss your favourite historical fiction.


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Bailey Bristol (baileybristol) | 10 comments Love Will Follow
Love Will Follow by Bailey Bristol
Kittie Thornton fled in terror after years with the abusive Kansas frontier family that had taken her from the Orphan Train to serve their failing mother. Safe until the mother died, Kittie suffered brutal beatings from the man who now considered her his woman.

Jake Kannady fled the carnage at Wounded Knee with a half-breed child on his back, determined to honor the child’s dying father’s last wish: “Find her, Jake. Find my sister.”

With murder in his eyes, the son of the depraved Kansas farmer stalks Jake, certain he’ll lead him right to Kittie. After all, she was his woman now that Kittie had killed his old man.

Rich with poignant, mystical dream scenes and glimpses of what family can truly be, Bailey Bristol weaves a tale of danger and endurance, loss and depravity, honor and trust...and a love that blurs the lines between hope and the spirit world.


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A.F. (scribe77) | 1777 comments Mod
Bailey wrote: "Love Will Follow
Love Will Follow by Bailey Bristol
Kittie Thornton fled in terror after years with the abusive Kansas frontier family that had taken her from the Orphan Train to..."


It sounds fascinating.


message 4: by Anagha Uppal (last edited Jul 18, 2011 11:48AM) (new)

Anagha Uppal Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly by Jennifer Donnelly


A gripping and outstanding new novel. One occasionally comes across a book that changes one’s perspective of the world. Revolution is such a book. This powerful novel follows Andi Alpers, a grief-stricken teenager who has lost her younger brother to a madman. She is perpetually suicidal. Her parents are no help: her father left them after the incident, and all the mother does is paint pictures of her son. The only way Andi copes is through her music. When Andi’s father realizes the state of their home, he decides to send his ex-wife to a mental hospital and forces Andi to accompany him to France. At first she is angry and hurt, but when she finds a diary of a teenager much like herself during the French Revolution, and gets more involved in the plight of the young prince, Louis-Charles, she starts to recuperate. She even finds love in this unlikely place. The section in the middle did stretch my credulity, but it was worth it. This book is compelling and heartbreaking. I would advise you to go out and read it right now!


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Alice Dinizo (JBDiNizo) | 10 comments "Diary Secrets" begins in the years of the American Civil War as a young girl escapes her unhappy Tidewater Virginia home with her disabled brother.Decades later, the girl's grandson returns from the battlefields of World War II to find that he has inherited this old Virginia homestead and the diary his grandmother kept as a young girl.Can he revive this decrepit old home and will his grandmother's diary reveal interesting secrets of long ago?


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