The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson

While sorting through her mother's house following her death, Becky finds a letter from a long lost relative asking for help. Rather than returning home, and feeling like she wants to do something that makes her feel useful, she heads to Cornwall to help out her mother's Cousin Olivia. As Becky's life catches up with …

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The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

The American Library in Paris has always been a sanctuary for Odile Souchet, so when she grows up, she applies for a job there. But it's 1939, and things are about to change for everyone in France and all over the world. Odile and her co-workers try to keep the library open as the Germans …

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All The Wrong Places by Lisa Lieberman

Cara Walden is the beautiful starlet daughter of a well known Hollywood director, who flees to London with her half brother Gray when he's targeted by the Hollywood Blacklist. He's fleeing political persecution, and she's fleeing the memory of an affair that left her used and pregnant. In London, they fall in with Left Wing …

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

I think what strikes you first about de Bernieres is how human is writing is. It's mundane, describes the ordinary, or perhaps ordinary people caught up in history, in change. While war wages around the sleeping, pastoral island of Cephallonia, for example, goats must still be milked, fathers scolded and meals shared, distant politics debated, …

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