Marie Benedict Historical Fiction Bundle Book

Marie Benedict Historical Fiction Bundle


  • Author : Marie Benedict
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 906
  • ISBN 10 : 9781728240220

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Marie Benedict Historical Fiction Bundle Excerpt :

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Benedict has captivated readers with her gorgeous stories of the women forgotten to history. Now, get four of her acclaimed novels in this specially priced e-book bundle: The Other Einstein, Carnegie's Maid, The Only Woman in the Room, and Lady Clementine PLUS an exclusive excerpt from The Mystery of Mrs. Christie. "... Intimate and immersive historical novel.... Prepare to be moved by this provocative history of a woman whose experiences will resonate with today's readers."—Library Journal on The Other Einstein "A sensational novel that turns the conventional Cinderella story into an all-American triumph."—Sarah McCoy, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Mapmaker's Children and The Baker's Daughter on Carnegie's Maid "Benedict paints a shining portrait of a complicated woman... Readers will be enthralled."—Publishers Weekly on The Only Woman in the Room "Benedict is a true master at weaving the threads of the past into a compelling story for today."—Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Last Year of the War on Lady Clementine

Waiting for Time Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Waiting for Time


  • Author : Bernice Morgan
  • Publisher : Breakwater Books
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Canada
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 1550810804

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Waiting for Time Excerpt :

This sequel to "Random passage" continues the saga of the inhabitants of Cape Random. It also tells the story of today's Newfoundland, a place where the past overshadows the present and shapes the future. Lave Andrews, a young professional sent from Ottawa to assess the fisheries crisis, discovers her roots as she explores the province.

War and Peace Books VI   X Book

War and Peace Books VI X


  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : Mint Editions
  • Release Date : 2022-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : 151328181X

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War and Peace Books VI X Excerpt :

War and Peace (1869) is a novel by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. Serialized between 1865 and 1867, it was published in book form in 1869 and has since been recognized as a masterpiece of world literature. Notable for its epic scale, War and Peace encompasses hundreds of characters, diligently following its five central families across fifteen years while featuring detailed imaginings of such historical figures as Napoleon Bonaparte. In Books VI-X, he explores the emotions of his wide cast of characters who, during a period of tenuous peace, attempt to return to a sense of normalcy. Following Napoleon's defeat of Russian and Austrian forces at the Battle of Austerlitz, the Rostov, Bezukhov, and Bolkonsky families struggle to adapt to a changing world. While Prince Andrei attempts to balance his political obligations with his growing affection for Natasha Rostov, his friend Pierre finds himself at a crossroads. Disillusioned with Freemasonry, obsessed with discovering a way to live ethically, he grows increasingly volatile and despondent. When Natasha is attacked by the vicious Anatole Kuragin, Pierre finds himself in the position of comforting her, and they soon form a strong attachment. After several years, however, Napoleon's army begins advancing on Russia once more, bringing uncertainty and chaos to its traumatized people. With its juxtaposition of political peace with the private and public turmoil of his characters, Tolstoy's story brings history to life while reminding us that the past is always closer than we care to think. As ambitious as it is triumphant, Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece is an epic novel of history and family, a story of faith and the will to persevere in the face of unspeakable catastrophe. War and Peace is a work that transcends both history and description, not just for the scale of its narrative and setting, but for the scope of its philosophical interests. Since its publication, it has been praised as an essential work of literature by Ivan Tur

The Last Year of the War Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

The Last Year of the War


  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451492173

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The Last Year of the War Excerpt :

From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II. In 1943, Elise Sontag is a typical American teenager from Iowa—aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head-on the person the war desires to make of her. In that devastating crucible she must discover if she has the will to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny, or disappear into the image others have cast upon her. The Last Year of the War tells a little-known story of World War II with great resonance for our own times and challenges the very notion of who we are when who we’ve always been is called into question.

Surviving Savannah Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Surviving Savannah


  • Author : Patti Callahan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984803764

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Surviving Savannah Excerpt :

"An atmospheric, compelling story of survival, tragedy, the enduring power of myth and memory, and the moments that change one's life." --Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Four Winds "[An] enthralling and emotional tale...A story about strength and fate."--Woman's World “An epic novel that explores the metal of human spirit in crisis. It is an expertly told, fascinating story that runs fathoms deep on multiple levels.”—New York Journal of Books It was called "The Titanic of the South." The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah's elite on board; through time, their fates were forgotten--until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told in this breathtaking novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis. When Savannah history professor Everly Winthrop is asked to guest-curate a new museum collection focusing on artifacts recovered from the steamship Pulaski, she's shocked. The ship sank after a boiler explosion in 1838, and the wreckage was just discovered, 180 years later. Everly can't resist the opportunity to try to solve some of the mysteries and myths surrounding the devastating night of its sinking. Everly's research leads her to the astounding history of a family of eleven who boarded the Pulaski together, and the extraordinary stories of two women from this family: a known survivor, Augusta Longstreet, and her niece, Lilly Forsyth, who was never found, along with her child. These aristocratic women were part of Savannah's society, but when the ship exploded, each was faced with difficult and heartbreaking decisions. This is a moving and powerful exploration of what women will do to endure in the face of tragedy, the role fate plays, and the myriad ways we survive the surviving.

The Winthrop Woman Book

The Winthrop Woman


  • Author : Anya Seton
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014-04-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547523965

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The Winthrop Woman Excerpt :

Colonial America holds friendship, hardship, and love for a bold woman in this classic historical romance from the bestselling author of Green Darkness. In 1631 Elizabeth Winthrop, newly widowed with an infant daughter, set sail for the New World. Against a background of rigidity and conformity she dared to befriend Anne Hutchinson at the moment of her banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; dared to challenge a determined army captain bent on the massacre of her friends the Siwanoy Indians; and, above all, dared to love a man as her heart and her whole being commanded. And so, as a response to this almost unmatched courage and vitality, Governor John Winthrop came to refer to this woman in the historical records of the time as his “unregenerate niece.” Anya Seton’s riveting historical novel portrays the fortitude, humiliation, and ultimate triumph of the Winthrop woman, who believed in a concept of happiness transcending that of her own day. “The Winthrop Woman is that rare literary accomplishment—living history. Really good fictionalized history [like this] often gives closer reality to a period than do factual records.”—Chicago Tribune “A rich and panoramic narrative full of gusto, sentimentality and compassion. It is bound to give much enjoyment and a good many thrills.”—Times Literary Supplement (UK) “Abundant and juicy entertainment.”—New York Times

Civil War Adventure Book

Civil War Adventure


  • Author : Chuck Dixon
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-05-20
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486795096

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Civil War Adventure Excerpt :

Ten exciting tales in graphic novel format recapture episodes from both sides of the Civil War. Readers of all ages will thrill to accurate depictions of military and civilian life.

Carnegie s Maid Book
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

Carnegie s Maid


  • Author : Marie Benedict
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-01-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492646624

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Carnegie s Maid Excerpt :

The USA Today Bestseller From the author of The Other Einstein comes the mesmerizing tale of what kind of woman could have inspired an American dynasty. Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady's maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn't have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can't let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future — and her family's. With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie's Maid tells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world's first true philanthropist.

The Wartime Sisters Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

The Wartime Sisters


  • Author : Lynda Cohen Loigman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250140722

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The Wartime Sisters Excerpt :

For fans of Lilac Girls, the next powerful novel from the author of Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist The Two-Family House about two sisters working in a WWII armory, each with a deep secret. "Loigman’s strong voice and artful prose earn her a place in the company of Alice Hoffman and Anita Diamant, whose readers should flock to this wondrous new book." —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale "The Wartime Sisters shows the strength of women on the home front: to endure, to fight, and to help each other survive.” —Jenna Blum, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Lost Family and Those Who Save Us Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII. While one sister lives in relative ease on the bucolic Armory campus as an officer’s wife, the other arrives as a war widow and takes a position in the Armory factories as a “soldier of production.” Resentment festers between the two, and secrets are shattered when a mysterious figure from the past reemerges in their lives. "One of my favorite books of the year." —Fiona Davis, national bestselling author of The Dollhouse and The Masterpiece "A stirring tale of loyalty, betrayal, and the consequences of long-buried secrets.” —Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Lost and Sold on a Monday

The Personal Librarian Book
Score: 4
From 34 Ratings

The Personal Librarian


  • Author : Marie Benedict
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593101551

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The Personal Librarian Excerpt :

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A Good Morning America* Book Club Pick! Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post “Historical fiction at its best!”* A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture in New York City society and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps create a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle’s complexion isn’t dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white—her complexion is dark because she is African American. The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.

Woman of Courage Book
Score: 4.5
From 14 Ratings

Woman of Courage


  • Author : Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Publisher : Barbour Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630580254

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Woman of Courage Excerpt :

Jilted by her fiancé in 1837, Amanda Pearson gives up on romance and turns to her Quaker faith for reassurance. She becomes determined to follow the Rev. and Mrs. Spalding three thousand miles into the western wilderness to minister to the Nez Perce Indians. The trip is fraught with danger, and soon Amanda finds herself recovering from near death in a trapper’s cabin. His Indian wife becomes Amanda’s first convert, but the trapper and his intriguing half-Indian friend want nothing to do with Christians. Will they still help her reach the mission in the Lapwai Valley?

The Last Days of Night Book
Score: 4
From 41 Ratings

The Last Days of Night


  • Author : Graham Moore
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812988918

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The Last Days of Night Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A world of invention and skulduggery, populated by the likes of Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla.”—Erik Larson “A model of superior historical fiction . . . an exciting, sometimes astonishing story.”—The Washington Post From Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times bestselling author of The Sherlockian, comes a thrilling novel—based on actual events—about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America. New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history—and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country? The case affords Paul entry to the heady world of high society—the glittering parties in Gramercy Park mansions, and the more insidious dealings done behind closed doors. The task facing him is beyond daunting. Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at his disposal—private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. Yet this unknown lawyer shares with his famous adversary a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it? In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer on stage and off. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRE

Lady Clementine Book
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

Lady Clementine


  • Author : Marie Benedict
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492666912

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Lady Clementine Excerpt :

From Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room! An incredible novel that focuses on one of the people with the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill. In 1909, Clementine steps off a train with her new husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train. Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill will save her husband. Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender to expectations or to enemies. The perfect book for fans of: World War I historical fiction Novels about Women Heroes of WWI Novels about women hidden by history Biographical novels about the Churchills Recommended by People, USA Today, Glamour, POPSUGAR, Library Journal, and more! Also by Marie Benedict: The Only Woman in the Room The Other Einstein Carnegie's Maid

Miss Benson s Beetle Book
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

Miss Benson s Beetle


  • Author : Rachel Joyce
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385681278

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Miss Benson s Beetle Excerpt :

This instant New York Times bestseller is the unforgettable, funny and charming story of a marvelous adventure and unexpected female friendship, from the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. It is 1950. In a moment of madness Margery Benson abandons her sensible job and advertises for an assistant to accompany her on an expedition. She is going to travel to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that may or may not exist. Enid Pretty, in pink hat and pompom sandals, is not the companion she had in mind. But together they will find themselves drawn into an adventure that exceeds all expectations. They must risk everything and break all the rules, but at the top of a red mountain they will discover their best selves. This is a story that is less about what can be found than the belief it might be found. It is an intoxicating adventure story, but it is also about what it means to be a woman and a tender exploration of a friendship that defies all boundaries.

The Other Einstein Book
Score: 3.5
From 44 Ratings

The Other Einstein


  • Author : Marie Benedict
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492637264

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The Other Einstein Excerpt :

One of PopSugar's "25 Books You're Going to Curl Up with this Fall." "The Other Einstein takes you into Mileva's heart, mind, and study as she tries to forge a place for herself in a scientific world dominated by men."-Bustle In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.