Rebecca’s Tale

Rebecca’s Tale


HarperCollins e-books - But rebecca's tale is just beginning. An inquisitive young scholar named terence Gray appears and stirs up the quiet seaside hamlet with questions about the past and the close ties he soon forges with the Colonel and his eligible daughter, Ellie. April 1951. Amid bitter gossip and murky intrigue, the trio begins a search for the real Rebecca and the truth behind her mysterious death.

It has been twenty years since the death of Rebecca, and twenty years since Manderley, the de Winter family's estate, the hauntingly beautiful first wife of Maxim de Winter, was destroyed by fire. Colonel julyan, an old family friend, receives an anonymous package concerning Rebecca.

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The Virgin Blue: A Novel


Penguin Books - As the novel unfolds—alternating between Ella’s story and that of Isabelle du Moulin four hundred years earlier—a common thread emerges that unexpectedly links the two women. Meet ella turner and isabelle du Moulin—two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. Part detective story, part historical fiction, The Virgin Blue is a novel of passion and intrigue that compels readers to the very last page.

When ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start a family of her own. Village life turns out to be less idyllic than she expected, however, and a peculiar dream of the color blue propels her on a quest to uncover her family’s French ancestry.

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The Dress in the Window: A Novel


William Morrow Paperbacks - A perfect debut novel is like a perfect dress—it’s a “must have” and when you “try it on” it fits perfectly. Voluminous layers of taffeta and tulle, wasp waists, and beautiful color—all so welcome after years of sensible styles and strict rationing. Jeanne brink and her sister peggy both had to weather every tragedy the war had to offer—Peggy now a widowed mother, Jeanne without the fiancé she’d counted on, both living with Peggy’s mother-in-law in a grim mill town.

Together, they combine forces to create amazing fashions and a more prosperous life than they’d ever dreamed of before the war. But as they soon discover, the future is never without its surprises, ones that have the potential to make—or break—their dreams. But sisterly love can sometimes turn into sibling jealousy.

The Dress in the Window: A Novel - But despite their grey pasts they long for a bright future—Jeanne by creating stunning dresses for her clients with the help of her sister Peggy’s brilliant sketches. In this richly patterned story of sisterhood, ambition, and reinvention Sofia Grant has created a story just right for fans of Vintage and The Dress Shop of Dreams.

World war ii has ended and American women are shedding their old clothes for the gorgeous new styles. Always playing second fiddle to her sister, Peggy yearns to make her own mark.

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Delta Wedding: A Novel A Harvest/Hbj Book


Mariner Books - From one of the most treasured american writers, winner of a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize, comes Delta Wedding, a vivid and charming portrait of Southern life. Set in 1923, a big and clamorous family, the story is centered on the Fairchilds, who live on a plantation in the Mississippi delta.

The result is a sometimes-riotous view of a Southern family, and the parentless child who learns to become one of them. They are in the midst of planning their daughter’s wedding when a nine-year-old relative, Laura McRaven, whose mother has just died, comes to visit. This novel of a mississippi family in the 1920s “presents the essence of the Deep South and does it with infinite finesse” The Christian Science Monitor.

Delta Wedding: A Novel A Harvest/Hbj Book - Drama leads to drama, revelation to revelation, in a novel that is “nothing short of wonderful” The New Yorker.

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The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel


William Morrow Paperbacks - With margaret's encouragement and the power of a borrowed green dress, Hanna dares to see herself as worthy of him. Will her beautiful heirloom engagement ring uncover a connection to Hanna Schaeffer?     . For readers of lucinda riley, and the other, this gripping historical debut novel tells the story of two women: one, or Susan Meissner, an immigrant seamstress who disappears from San Francisco’s gritty streets in 1876, Sarah Jio, a young woman in present day who must delve into the secrets of her husband’s wealthy family only to discover that she and the missing dressmaker might be connected in unexpected ways.

An exquisite ring, passed down through generations, connects two women who learn that love is a choice, and forgiveness is the key to freedom. San francisco: 1876immigrant dressmakers Hannelore Schaeffer and Margaret O'Brien struggle to provide food for their siblings, while mending delicate clothing for the city's most affluent ladies.

The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel - Afraid to tell her husband of her writer’s block, Sarah is also hiding a darker secret—one that has haunted her for 14 years. Braving the gritty streets of the barbary Coast and daring to enter the mansions of Nob Hill, Hanna stumbles upon Margaret’s fate, forcing her to make a devastating decision.

. One that will echo through the generations.

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The Thistle and the Rose: The Story of Margaret, Princess of England, Queen of Scotland A Novel of the Tudors Book 6


Broadway Books - But the marriage, and the peace it brings to both nations, does not last. Like all the tudors, under one rule, england and Scotland would unite as one nation, but through her descendants, Margaret’s life would be one of turmoil and controversy, and find peace. From the Trade Paperback edition. From the pen of the legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes the story of Princess Margaret Tudor, whose life of tragedy, bloodshed, and scandal would rival even that of her younger brother, Henry VIII.

Princess margaret tudor is the greatest prize when her father, Henry VII, negotiates the Treaty of Perpetual Peace with neighboring Scotland. When king james is struck down by the armies of henry viii, but queen of Scotland—finds herself torn between loyalty to the land and family of her birth and to that of her baby son, Margaret—Princess of England, now King of the Scots.

The Thistle and the Rose: The Story of Margaret, Princess of England, Queen of Scotland A Novel of the Tudors Book 6 - She decides to remain in scotland and carve out her own destiny, surviving a scandalous second marriage and battling with both her son and her brother to the very end. The betrothal is meant to end decades of bloody border wars, she finds joy in her marriage to the dashing James IV of Scotland, but it becomes a love match: To Margaret’s surprise, a man sixteen years her senior.

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Blue Diary


Berkley - But sometimes locks spring open, and the devastating truths of Ethan Ford's history shatter the small-town peace of Monroe, affecting family and friends alike. Now, the police are at the door. His true nature has been locked away, as hidden as his real identity. But others, including his wife and son, and wondering what remains true when so much is shown to be false—and how capable we really are of change.

Ethan ford's life as an irreproachable family man and heroic volunteer fireman has come to an end—and Jorie Ford's life is coming apart. Alice hoffman, the bestselling author of The Rules of Magic, asks how we can find the courage to face the unthinkable in this compelling New York Times Notable Book.

Blue Diary - When ethan ford fails to show up for work on a brilliant summer morning, none of his neighbors would guess that for more than thirteen years, he has been running from his past. Some of the residents of Monroe are rallying behind Ethan.

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Vivaldi's Virgins: A Novel


HarperCollins e-books - In this enthralling new novel, Barbara Quick re-creates eighteenth-century Venice at the height of its splendor and decadence. In this world, where for fully half the year the entire city is masked and cloaked in the anonymity of Carnival, nothing is as it appears to be. Fourteen-year-old anna maria, abandoned at the Ospedale della Pietà as an infant, is determined to find out who she is and where she came from.

Her quest takes her beyond the cloister walls into the complex tapestry of Venetian society; from the impoverished alleyways of the Jewish Ghetto to a masked ball in the company of a king; from the passionate communal life of adolescent girls competing for their maestro's favor to the larger-than-life world of music and spectacle that kept the citizens of a dying republic in thrall.

Vivaldi's Virgins: A Novel - A story of longing and intrigue, half-told truths and toxic lies, Vivaldi's Virgins unfolds through the eyes of Anna Maria dal Violin, one of the elite musicians cloistered in the foundling home where Antonio Vivaldi—known as the Red Priest of Venice—is maestro and composer. A virtuoso performance in the tradition of girl with a pearl Earring, Vivaldi's Virgins is a fascinating glimpse inside the source of Vivaldi's musical legacy, interwoven with the gripping story of a remarkable young woman's coming-of-age in a deliciously evocative time and place.

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The Way to London: A Novel of World War II


William Morrow Paperbacks - Now grief stricken and all alone, she must cope with the realities of a grim, battle-weary England. Then she meets bill, and in a moment of weakness, a young evacuee sent to the country to escape the Blitz, Lucy agrees to help him find his mother in London. The unlikely runaways take off on a seemingly simple journey across the country, but her world becomes even more complicated when she is reunited with an invalided soldier she knew in Singapore.

On the eve of pearl harbor, lucy stanhope, the granddaughter of an earl, impetuous and overindulged, is living a life of pampered luxury in Singapore until one reckless act will change her life forever. Exiled to england to stay with an aunt she barely remembers, Lucy never dreamed that she would be one of the last people to escape Singapore before war engulfs the entire island, and that her parents would disappear in the devastating aftermath.

The Way to London: A Novel of World War II - Now lucy will be forced to finally confront the choices she has made if she ever hopes to have the future she yearns for.  . From the author of secrets of nanreath hall comes this gripping, beautifully written historical fiction novel set during World War II—the unforgettable story of a young woman who must leave Singapore and forge a new life in England.

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The Lady and the Unicorn: A Novel


Penguin Books - A tour de force of history and imagination, the lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery behind one of the art world’s great masterpieces—a set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs today in the Cluny Museum in Paris. Nicolas creates havoc among the women in the house—mother and daughter, servant, and lady-in-waiting—before taking his designs north to the Brussels workshop where the tapestries are to be woven.

He hires the charismatic, arrogant, sublimely talented Nicolas des Innocents to design them. There, master weaver georges de la chapelle risks everything he has to finish the tapestries—his finest, most intricate work—on time for his exacting French client. The results change all their lives—lives that have been captured in the tapestries, for those who know where to look.

The Lady and the Unicorn: A Novel - In the lady and the unicorn, timeless, Tracy Chevalier weaves fact and fiction into a beautiful, and intriguing literary tapestry—an extraordinary story exquisitely told. They appear to portray the seduction of a unicorn, but the story behind their making is unknown—until now. Paris, 1490 A shrewd french nobleman commissions six lavish tapestries celebrating his rising status at Court.

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Finding Camlann: A Novel


W. W. Norton & Company - A compelling argument about the origins of King Arthur wrapped in a brilliant novel. Set against a rich historical landscape evoked by the secret places and half-forgotten legends of the British countryside, myth and language" Washington Independent Review of Books and a "beautifully written, Finding Camlann is both a "fascinating mystery that will engage readers attracted by history, intelligent, and ingenious" Gillian Bradshaw novel of how stories shape our notions of the past—and of ourselves.

Archaeologist donald gladstone is sure that there never was a "real" King Arthur—that is, until a surprising find at Stonehenge seems to offer hard evidence of Arthur's existence. Gloriously many-layered, finding Camlann is a deeply satisfying love story, a gripping detective story, and a narrative journey of myriad pleasures.

Finding Camlann: A Novel - Teaming up with julia llewellyn, a gifted linguist working at the Oxford English Dictionary, Donald sets off on a literary and mythological quest that will change both of their lives.

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