By Cathy Gohlke
Maureen O'Reilly and her more youthful sister flee eire in wish of saying the existence promised to their father over two decades sooner than. After surviving the trials of Ellis Island, Maureen learns that their benefactor, Colonel Wakefield, has died. His kinfolk, refusing to possess his Civil battle debt, casts her out. by myself, impoverished, and at risk of deportation, Maureen connives to procure employment in a in demand division shop. yet she quickly discovers that the stylish facade hides a mystery that threatens each weak girl within the city.Despite her family's disapproval, Olivia Wakefield determines to honor her father's debt yet can't locate Maureen. unforeseen aid comes from a neighborhood businessman, whom Olivia starts to work out as greater than an best friend, whilst she fears the secrets and techniques he's hiding. As girls commence disappearing from the shop, Olivia rallies influential women in her circle to assist Maureen take a stand opposed to injustice and struggle for the lives in their growing to be band of sisters. yet can both girl open her middle to divine prime or the affection it can convey?
Read or Download Band of Sisters PDF
Best historical fiction books
Barbara Erskine's vintage bestseller, the successor to girl of Hay, eventually on hand as a HarperCollins paperback. In a childless and unsatisfied marriage, Clare Royland is wealthy and lovely -- yet lonely. And fueling her emotions of isolation is a wierd, transforming into fascination with an ancestress from the far-off previous.
In Elizabethan England, faeries are available in seek in their misplaced king
London for the time of Queen Elizabeth I is a bustling position, its streets crowded with proprietors promoting items from around the world. within the courtyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Alice wooden competes with different booksellers, hawking pamphlets, performs, and the newest poetry from the continent. it's a lonely existence for a hardworking younger widow, and she or he will quickly save it. whilst a black-clad stranger visits, talking in riddles and asking questions about her long-vanished son, Alice could be drawn into an experience directly out of 1 of her faerie stories.
The courtroom has been infiltrated through the reasonable folks, a race of magical beings whose intentions are shadowy and unsafe. With assistance from Christopher Marlowe, the city’s most voguish playwright, Alice needs to untangle the faerie conspiracy to save lots of her son—and the crown.
The nationwide bestselling writer of The misplaced testomony returns with the 1st novel in an exhilarating new sequence in regards to the strong secrets and techniques of the Knights Templar—and a conspiracy too surprising to believe.
In a quiet English beach city, antiquarian bookseller Robin Jessop has got a wierd medieval quantity. What seems to be a booklet isn't a ebook in any respect, yet a cleverly disguised secure, within which she unearths a unmarried rolled parchment, written in code.
For encryption professional David Mallory, the textual content is impenetrable. until eventually a useful clue opens the door to a secret, and a conspiracy, stretching again seven centuries, while the main strong guy in Europe declared warfare at the strongest extended family, the Knights Templar.
Now, Jessop and Mallory locate themselves on an international hunt for an unsurpassed treasure and this a lot in the direction of the keys to secrets and techniques which can switch historical past, topple an empire, and bury them either alive. simply because they're not just the hunters. They're additionally the hunted.
From the Paperback version.
It's 530 BC and Cyrus the nice has carved out the most important Empire the area had ever visible, making Persia the undisputed superpower of the traditional global. yet there's treachery afoot, and Cyrus's lifestyles is in danger.
In a quick paced story of affection, warfare, betrayal and revenge, Blood of Kings sweeps the reader up on an epic trip from the dust brick towns of historical Persia to the burning center of Pharaoh's Egypt. Packed filled with dramatic and genuine conflict scenes, it recreates the sweat, blood and worry of historical conflict, as Persia smashes Egypt's military and brings the reign of the Pharaohs to a violent end.
But it's also a booklet that might satisfaction Herodotus enthusiasts, bringing the traditional Greek historian's characters to lifelike by no means sooner than, because it follows the doomed 'lost military of Cambyses' into the Libyan wilderness, marching in the direction of a destiny that might baffle archaeologists for millennia to return.
- A Hard, Cruel Shore: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
- Moonstone Conspiracy
- The Light Between Oceans
- Fallen Angel
Additional info for Band of Sisters
Once the central port of the city, the Vieux Port was now reserved for pleasure craft and the local fishing fleet. On the far side of the narrow harbor a line of pale yellow seventeenth- and eighteenth-century buildings rose in a solid wall. At the far end of the harbor was a narrow plaza where the daily fish market was staged, and rising away from it was la Canebière, a broad triumphant avenue that led up the steep hill the old city was built on, leading to the basilica on the summit. The only thing Holliday remembered about Marseille was that King Alexander Karageorgevich I of Serbia had been assassinated there in 1934, the first political murder ever caught on film.
Holliday asked, surprised. Peggy was a self-described serial monogamist, a committed bachelorette, or spinster, or whatever the hell the politically correct term for it was these days. It seemed out of character. “We were getting there,” said Rafi bleakly. ” “She got a call. Smithsonian magazine. They had an assignment for her. ” Holliday asked. He dumped the coarse ground coffee into the Bodum French press on the counter and poured in boiling water from the kettle. The cowboy coffee on the stove was for himself; the Bodum was for guests.
This isn’t some whacko story about religious conspiracies and whether or not Jesus had a sex life. ” Rafi shrugged. “Okay. ” “Money,” said Holliday firmly. ” “We followed the trail of the sword from my uncle Henry’s house all the way to that cave on Corvo in the Azores. Rodrigues showed Peggy and me a hundred thousand gold-cased scrolls from the Library at Alexandria and half a dozen ancient storehouses. A wealth of history, enough to keep scholars happy for a hundred years. Longer. ” “The treasure of the Templars,” agreed Rafi.
Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke