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  • The Robber Knight by Robert Thier

    The Robber Knight by Robert Thier

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    When you are fighting for the freedom of your people, falling in love with your enemy is not a great idea. Sir Reuben, the dreaded robber knight, has long been Ayla’s deadliest enemy. She swore he would hang for his crimes. Now they are both trapped in her castle as the army of a far greater enemy approaches, and they have only one chance: stand together, or fall...
    Categorized as:
    medieval  fantasy  humor  historical  high fantasy
  • He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters

    He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    1914 finds archaelogists Amelia Peabody, narrator, and husband Radcliffe Emerson back in Egypt for another dig, despite civil unrest. Defiantly pacifist son Ramses hides his spy activity with cousin David. He rescues Molly 12ish, and his dazzling smile conquers yet another female. An artifact from Giza confirms the return of archnemesis Sethos...
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  • Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood

    Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 48 ratings
    New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood takes breathless sensuality to thrilling heights in this unforgettable adventure of passion and intrigue. The Emerald flew across the seas, carrying the pirate Pagan -- despised by the ton, whose riches he plundered, and beloved by the poor, whose plight was eased by his gifts...
  • A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn

    A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    Veronica must find and stop a devious killer when a group of old friends is targeted for death in this new adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.Veronica's natural-historian beau, Stoker, has been away in Bavaria for months and their relationship is at an impasse...
  • A Family Affair by Mary Jane Staples

    A Family Affair by Mary Jane Staples

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    1926 was the year of the General Strike, but Adams Enterprises, under the wily management of Sammy Adams, youngest entrepreneur in Walworth and Lambeth, was doing very well. All the Adams brothers worked in the business, and so did two of the wives, Emily and Susie. There was just one dark cloud on the horizon - the impending trial of Gerald Ponsonby...
  • On Mother Brown's Doorstep by Mary Jane Staples

    On Mother Brown's Doorstep by Mary Jane Staples

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    The big event of the Walworth year was to be the wedding of Sammy Adams, King of Camberwell, to Miss Susie Brown. Everyone was looking forward to it, and Susie was particularly overjoyed when her soldier brother suddenly turned up on leave from service in India in time for the approaching 'knees-up'...
  • King Of Camberwell by Mary Jane Staples

    King Of Camberwell by Mary Jane Staples

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Sammy was the sharp one of the Adams family.Since he was nine-years-old - when he'd charged his mother interest on a loan to make up the rent money - he'd been busy setting up deals and expanding the family business - a china stall in East Street market. But as his mighty empire grew - two shops and a factory in Shoreditch - so did the determination of his assistant, Susie Brown...
    Categorized as:
    20th century  humor  historical  urban  fantasy
  • Buck the Halls by Zoe Chant, Murphy Lawless

    Buck the Halls by Zoe Chant, Murphy Lawless

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    He’s really just a deer fellow...Stag shifter Keith Raleigh is back home in Virtue for a family Christmas when he’s roped into a fundraising event by eight year old Noah Brannigan. All Keith has to do is cut his hair...which he’s been growing for twenty years!The moment he sees his stylist, though, Keith knows his heart has been comandeered forever..
  • Julian by Gore Vidal

    Julian by Gore Vidal

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    Julian the Apostate was the nephew of Emperor Constantine the Great. Julian ascended to the throne in A.D. 361, at the age of twenty-nine, and was murdered four years later after an unsuccessful attempt to rebuke Christianity and restore the worship of the old gods. Now this historical tapestry is brought to vibrant life by the dazzling talent of Gore Vidal...
  • Two For Three Farthings by Mary Jane Staples

    Two For Three Farthings by Mary Jane Staples

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Horace was ten, Ethel seven, when Jim Cooper, home from the trenches, minus an arm and just about managing on his own, found them huddled in a doorway on a wet night in Walworth. Slightly against his better judgement he took them in, fed them cocoa, and put them to sleep in his bed. A few days later he found that - somehow - he had become the unofficial guardian of Horace and Ethel...
  • Primrose and the Dreadful Duke by Emily Larkin

    Primrose and the Dreadful Duke by Emily Larkin

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 12 ratings
    He's inherited more than just a dukedom... Oliver Dasenby is the most infuriating man Primrose Garland has ever known. He may be her brother’s best friend, but he has an atrocious sense of humor. Eight years in the cavalry hasn’t taught him solemnity, nor has the unexpected inheritance of a dukedom. But when Oliver inherited his dukedom, it appears that he also inherited a murderer...
  • A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn

    A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn

    Rated: 4.12 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 26 ratings
    Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to help with a potential scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy...
  • Down Lambeth Way by Mary Jane Staples

    Down Lambeth Way by Mary Jane Staples

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    The Adams family of Walworth were poor, cheerful, and above all respectable - even though they sometimes had to seek a little help from the pawnbroker. Mrs Adams - affectionately called Chinese Lady by her children - was a widow, her soldier husband having gone, rather carelessly, to a hero's death on the Northwest Frontier...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  20th century  historical  humor  war  urban  fantasy
  • Castles by Julie Garwood

    Castles by Julie Garwood

    Rated: 4.06 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 48 ratings
    Orphaned and besieged Princess Alesandra knew that only hasty marriage to an Englishman could protect her from the turmoil in her own land. To the amusement of her makeshift guardian, Colin, younger brother of the Marquess of Caineswood, the bold raven-haired beauty instantly captivated London society...
  • Highland Bride by Hannah Howell

    Highland Bride by Hannah Howell

    Rated: 4.08 of 5 stars
    · 21 ratings
    Though she has yet to be courted by any man, spirited Gillyanne Murray decides the time has come to visit the dower lands gifted to her by her father's kinsmen. She arrives to find the small keep surrounded by three lairds, each one vying for her hand...and property...
  • Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters

    Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters

    Rated: 4.04 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 27 ratings
    The 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband, Emerson, and their wild and precocious eight-year-old son, Ramses. The much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid in Dahshur is theirs for the digging. But there is a great evil in the wind that roils the hot sands sweeping through the bustling streets and marketplaces of Cairo...
  • Tournament of Losers by Megan Derr

    Tournament of Losers by Megan Derr

    Rated: 4.05 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 16 ratings
    All Rath wants is a quiet, peaceful life. Unfortunately, his father brings him too much trouble—and too many debts to pay—for that to ever be possible. When the local crime lord drags Rath out of bed and tells him he has three days to pay his father's latest debt, Rath doesn't know what to do. There's no way to come up with so much money in so little time...
  • A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

    A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

    Rated: 4.01 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 27 ratings
    London, 1887. At the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task--saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution...
  • A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories by Eva Ibbotson

    A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories by Eva Ibbotson

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Eva Ibbotson has proven that romantic fiction can be funny, well written, and even a little erudite. Her novel Magic Flutes won the Romantic Novelists Association award and, along with A Company of Swans , was a Booklist Editors' Choice selection. The New York Times said of Madensky Square that "she has fine-tuned-and perhaps even enlarged-the [romantic] genre...
  • A Pirate's Heart by Catherine Friend

    A Pirate's Heart by Catherine Friend

    Rated: 3.96 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Four women, a long-lost treasure, and more than one “thief of hearts” share a destiny beyond time. To foil a map thief, librarian Emma Boyd searches for a pirate's long-lost treasure map. She’s aided in her search by investigator Randi Marx, who proves to be as frustrating as she is beautiful...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  pirates  historical  fantasy  f-f  contemporary  humor
  • The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

    The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

    Rated: 3.95 of 5 stars
    · 26 ratings
    With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are. Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs’ weakness...
  • A Novel Arrangement by Arden Powell

    A Novel Arrangement by Arden Powell

    Rated: 3.90 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    A dressmaker who secretly publishes thrilling romances. Her handsome war-veteran fiancé. And his best friend, a charming artist of ill-repute determined to ruin their relationship.There are two things standing between Elizabeth Turtledove and her happily-ever-after: her fiancé’s best friend, who despises her, and the blackmailer scheming to steal her savings...
  • The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

    The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

    Rated: 3.93 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    The Enchanted April is a 1922 novel by British writer Elizabeth von Arnim. Inspired by a month-long holiday to the Italian Riviera, the work was a US and UK bestseller soon after its initial release, and is perhaps the most widely read and most ebullient of her novels.Von Arnim wrote, and set, the book in the Castello Brown, a medieval castle in Portofino...
  • The Enchanted April - Elizabeth von Arnim [Special edition] by Elizabeth von Arnim

    The Enchanted April - Elizabeth von Arnim [Special edition] by Elizabeth von Arnim

    Rated: 3.93 of 5 stars
    · 26 ratings
    It’s a dreary February in post-World War I London when Mrs. Wilkins spots an advertisement in The Times for a small Italian castle for rent in April. She sees another member of her women’s club, Mrs. Arbuthnot, reading the same advertisement and manages to convince her that the two of them should rent it. Both are miserable and lonely in their marriages...
  • Wicked by Jill Barnett

    Wicked by Jill Barnett

    Rated: 3.92 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 15 ratings
    Lady Sofia Beatrice Rosalynde Anne Therese Howard has had as many suitors as she has names. But she's spurned every last one of them, to the dismay of her guardian, King Edward I. Now, even increasing her dower prize will not lure offers for the defiant, but lonely, Sofia, whose young heart was once broken by a too-arrogant knight...
  • The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim by Elizabeth von Arnim

    The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim by Elizabeth von Arnim

    Rated: 3.92 of 5 stars
    · 26 ratings
    The Enchanted April by British author Elizabeth Von Arnim is a book of literary fiction first published in 1922 in the Great Britain. This charming and light-hearted novel about unlikely female friendships and the power of a blissful escape was a best-seller in both England and the United States.Sneak PeakShe peeped in...
  • The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

    The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

    Rated: 3.92 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    The Enchanted April is a 1922 novel by British writer Elizabeth von Arnim. The work was inspired by a month-long holiday to the Italian Riviera, probably the most widely read and perhaps the lightest and most ebullient of her novels. Von Arnim wrote and set the book in the 15th century Castello Brown...
  • Christie, Agatha - Spiders Web by Christie Agatha

    Christie, Agatha - Spiders Web by Christie Agatha

    Rated: 3.90 of 5 stars
    · 25 ratings
    Clarissa, the wife of a Foreign Office diplomat, is given to daydreaming. ‘Supposing I were to come down one morning and find a dead body in the library, what should I do?’ she muses. Clarissa has her chance to find out when she discovers a body in the drawing-room of her house in Kent...
  • Silent Night by Deanna Raybourn

    Silent Night by Deanna Raybourn

    Rated: 3.81 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    'Tis the season for an investigation! Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane return for a Christmas caper at Bellmont Abbey—. After a year of marriage—and numerous adventures—Lady Julia and Brisbane hope for a quiet, intimate Christmas together—until they find themselves at her father's ancestral estate, Bellmont Abbey, with her eccentric family and a menagerie of animals...
  • The Vesuvius Club: Graphic Edition by Mark Gatiss, Ian Bass

    The Vesuvius Club: Graphic Edition by Mark Gatiss, Ian Bass

    Rated: 3.60 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    Mark Gatiss' cult creation, Lucifer Box, as you've never seen him before—in a new graphic-novel edition of his first adventure! On it's first publication, Mark Gatiss' The Vesuvius Club was critically acclaimed as an inspired cult creation. Now you are invited, more intimately, into the world of Lucifer Box, as his first adventure plays out in this graphic-novel edition...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  fantasy  humor  historical  steampunk
  • Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

    Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

    Rated: 3.83 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    Expelled from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly unsurprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle. His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, including Prendy (plagued by doubts) and captain Grimes, who is always in the soup (or just plain drunk)...
    Categorized as:
    20th century  humor  historical  fantasy
  • Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

    Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

    Rated: 3.83 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    Expelled from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly unsurprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle. His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, including Prendy (plagued by doubts) and captain Grimes, who is always in the soup (or just plain drunk)...
  • Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Missing Scarab by Columbkill Noonan

    Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Missing Scarab by Columbkill Noonan

    Rated: 3.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Barnabas Tew is a private detective struggling to survive in his trade in Victorian London. Fearing that he is not as clever as he had hoped to be, he is plagued by a lack of confidence brought on in no small part by his failure to prevent the untimely deaths of several of his clients...
  • A Most Agreeable Murder by Julia Seales

    A Most Agreeable Murder by Julia Seales

    Rated: 3.73 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    When a wealthy bachelor drops dead at a ball, a young lady takes on the decidedly improper role of detective in this action-packed debut comedy of manners and murder. "If you grew up reading Jane Austen and Agatha Christie (or are a fan of Bridgerton and Knives Out), you will adore A Most Agreeable Murder...
  • Masks by Fumiko Enchi

    Masks by Fumiko Enchi

    Rated: 3.69 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Following the death of her son, Mieko Toganō takes an increasing interest in the personal affairs of her widowed daughter-in-law, Yasuko. Devastated by her loss, she skillfully manipulates the relationships between Yasuko and the two men who are in love with her, encouraging a dalliance that will have terrible consequences...
  • Macunaíma: The Hero with No Character by Mário de Andrade

    Macunaíma: The Hero with No Character by Mário de Andrade

    Rated: 3.58 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Here at last is an exciting new edition of the modernist Brazilian epic Macunaíma, by Mário de Andrade. Written in 1927, Macunaíma is one of the most influential works in all of Brazilian literature...
    Categorized as:
    20th century  fantasy  humor  historical
  • Lady Pirate by Lynsay Sands

    Lady Pirate by Lynsay Sands

    Rated: 3.60 of 5 stars
    · 25 ratings
    Circumstances have changed; they re worse. Valoree has been named heir to Ainsley Castle. And the will distinctly states that in order to inherit, she must be married to a nobleman...and pregnant. Upon learning that, the virgin captain is ready to return to the seas, but her crew puts the issue to a vote-and for those rascally cusses she will do anything. Reluctantly, she agrees...
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