Code Name Hélène – By Ariel Lawhon
A novel based on the real-life story of Australian socialite Nancy Wake, who, under four different code names, became one of the most valuable members of the Resistance during WWII. Wife, lover, smuggler, gun runner, assassin—all of Nancy’s personas collide at the end of the war when the danger of being exposed and captured finally catches up to her.
Darling Rose Gold – By Stephanie Wrabel
Rose Gold is a young woman whose mother is about to be released from prison. Patty was convicted of child abuse after poisoning Rose Gold throughout her childhood, leaving her malnourished, underdeveloped, and with a mouth full of rotten teeth. The complicated relationship between the two is evident from the very start: Rose Gold allows Patty to move in with her and her newborn son when she is released from prison. From there, the cat-and-mouse game begins. Both narrators are unreliable: we know Rose Gold is plotting something, and so is Patty, but who will win? And what is the prize?
The Other Bennet Sister – By Janice Hadlow
The middle Bennet sister, Mary, is portrayed as a quiet, overlooked, and criticized daughter relentlessly compared to her four sisters. As much as she is able in a time of advantageous marriages, Mary eventually chooses her own path. Although not a traditional sequel, fans of Pride & Prejudice will enjoy seeing the characters in a new light.
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird – By Josie Silver
The author of One Day In December returns with a heartbreaking and uplifting story about a woman who rebuilds her life after a tragedy. When Lydia’s fiance, Freddie, is killed in an accident, she becomes dependent on sleeping pills. The dreamlike state they create becomes Lydia’s preferred place–a place where she can pretend her life with Freddie stayed on track. But the birth of her niece wakes Lydia up, jump-starting the second act of life and helping her to forge a future.
And They Called It Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis – By Stephanie Thornton
A compassionate and well-researched fictionalization of Jackie O’s life and loves, from her whirlwind romance with then-Senator Jack Kennedy to Greek millionaire Ari Onassis. The loss of three children, marital infidelity, a graceful and effective tenure as First Lady, young widowhood, and eventually a career in publishing are all lovingly portrayed in this special novel.
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