. These women must also protect an ancient secret that, if discovered by their ruthless enemies, could change the course of history. A superb blend of rugged action and haunting mystery, faith, Citadel is a vivid and richly atmospheric story of love, heroism, and danger—and a group of extraordinary women who dare the impossible to survive.
Citadel: A Novel Languedoc Trilogy Book 3 #ad - Like their ancestors who fought to protect their land from Northern invaders seven hundred years before, these members of the resistance—codenamed Citadel—fight to liberate their home from the Nazis. But smuggling refugees over the mountains into neutral territory and sabotaging their German occupiers at every opportunity is only part of their mission.
And protect astonishing secrets buried in time. France, 1942. In carcassonne, a colorful historic village nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous women are engaged in a lethal battle.
Sepulchre Languedoc Trilogy Book 2Berkley #ad - Haunted by a tarot reading she had in paris-and possessing the mysterious deck of cards-she checks into a grand old hotel built on the site of a famous mountain estate destroyed by fire in 1896. From the new york times bestselling author of Labyrinth-"a rich brew of supernaturalism and intrigue. Kirkus reviews in 1891, young léonie vernier and her brother arrive at the home of their widowed aunt in Rennes-le-Bains, in southwest France.
There, the pack of tarot cards and a piece of 19th-century music known as Sepulchre 1891 hold the key to her fate-just as they did to the fate of Léonie Vernier. Their aunt is young, willowy, and beautiful, and the estate is a subject of local superstition. Villagers claim that léonie's late uncle died after summoning a demon from the old Visigoth sepulchre on its grounds.
Sepulchre Languedoc Trilogy Book 2 #ad - . But nothing is as Léonie had imagined. More than a century later, meredith Martin, an American graduate student, arrives in Rennes-le- Bains while researching the life of Claude Debussy.
Labyrinth Languedoc Trilogy Book 1Berkley #ad - In the pyrenees mountains near carcassonne, strange writings on the walls, Alice, a volunteer at an archaeological dig, stumbles into a cave and makes a startling discovery-two crumbling skeletons, and the pattern of a labyrinth. The book, contains the secret of the true Grail, and the ring, he says, inscribed with a labyrinth, will identify a guardian of the Grail.
Now, as crusading armies gather outside the city walls of Carcassonne, it will take a tremendous sacrifice to keep the secret of the labyrinth safe. July 2005. Eight hundred years earlier, on the eve of a brutal crusade that will rip apart southern France, a young woman named Alais is given a ring and a mysterious book for safekeeping by her father.
The Burning ChambersMinotaur Books #ad - Finn, #1 new york times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window. For fans of juicy historical fiction, this one might just develop into their next obsession. Ew. Comfrom the new york times and #1 internationally bestselling author of Labyrinth, comes the first in an epic new series. Power and prejudice: France, 1562.
War sparks between the catholics and huguenots, and family—meanwhile, friends, dividing neighbors, nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: She knows that you live. Love and betrayal: before minou can decipher the mysterious message, she meets a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon.
The Burning Chambers #ad - . A masterly tour of history. Soon, they find themselves on opposing sides, as forces beyond their control threaten to tear them apart. Honor and treachery: as the religious divide deepens, Minou and Piet find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as tensions ignite across the city—and a feud that will burn across generations begins to blaze.
. A breathless thriller, alive with treachery, atmosphere, danger, and beauty. A.
The Taxidermist's Daughter: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - Mark’s eve, the night when the shimmering ghosts of those fated to die in the coming year are said to materialize and amble through the church doors. Alone in the crowd is Constantia Gifford, the taxidermist’s daughter. Even those who might have answers remain silent. Closer to madness. No one speaks of why the museum was shuttered or how the Giffords fell so low.
. Closer to the startling truth. Twenty-two and unmarried, she lives with her father on the fringes of town, in a decaying mansion cluttered with the remains of his once world-famous museum of taxidermy. Who is the victim, and why has her death affected connie so deeply? why is she watched by a mysterious figure who has suddenly appeared on the marsh nearby? Is her father trying to protect her with his silence—or someone else? The answers are tied to a dark secret that lies at the heart of Blackthorn House, hidden among the bell jars of her father’s workshop—a mystery that draws Connie closer to danger.
The Taxidermist's Daughter: A Novel #ad - Connie herself has no recollection—a childhood accident has erased all memory of her earlier days. More than a decade into the twentieth century, superstition still holds sway: It is St. The locals shun blackthorn House, and the strange spinster who practices her father’s macabre art. As the last peal of the midnight bell fades to silence, a woman is found dead—a stranger Connie noticed near the church.
The Winter GhostsBerkley #ad - Freezing and dazed, he stumbles through the woods, emerging in a tiny village, where he finds an inn to wait out the blizzard. From the new york times bestselling author of Sepulchre and Labyrinth-a compelling story of love, ghosts and remembrance. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road.
In freddie watson's case, the battlefields took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories. World war i robbed england and France of an entire generation of friends, lovers and futures. In the winter of 1928, still seeking some kind of resolution, Freddie is travelling through the beautiful but forbidding French Pyrenees.
The Winter Ghosts #ad - There he meets fabrissa, a lovely young woman also mourning a lost generation. By the time dawn breaks, freddie will have unearthed a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries, and discovered his own role in the life of this old remote town. By turns thrilling, poignant, and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.
Exit RowWitness Impulse #ad - Worse, it seems they were never on the flight. With no help from the airline, it’s up to Fiona and the friends and family of the missing passengers to discover what happened—and, more importantly, to find Lee. But when lee isn’t on the plane, Fiona begins to get nervous. Judi culbertson returns with a page-turning mystery that answers every frequent flyer’s fear: What happens if I never make it home?Journalist Fiona Reina had every intention of picking up her boyfriend, Lee, from the airport and heading out for a nice dinner together.
Three other people are also missing. It seems lee isn’t the only passenger who never arrived. But when fiona receives a mysterious note—it happened in between Denver and Taos—the patchwork team is thrust into a dangerous race against time…a race that could cost them more than who they’ve already lost.
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The Boat Runner: A NovelHarper Perennial #ad - On days when they aren’t playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem.
Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, elegant language, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad. The boat runner follows jacob over the course of four years, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, the stormy beaches of England, through the forests of France, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life—and his life’s mission—forever.
The Boat Runner: A Novel #ad - National bestseller in the tradition of all the light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Beginning in the summer of 1939, edwin, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment.
But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys’ father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth Camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory. When war breaks out, Jacob’s world is thrown into chaos. Through one boy’s harrowing tale of personal redemption, here is a novel about the power of people’s stories and voices to shine light through our darkest days, until only love prevails.
Mila 18Estate of Leon Uris #ad - Once again, leon uris has given us a heartfelt historical story of Jewish perseverance, which continues its legacy as a New York Times bestselling World War II novel. A fine and important novel. The new york timesabout the author:leon uris 1924–2003 was an author of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays whose works include numerous bestselling novels.
. Through the massive success of his novels and his skill as a storyteller, Uris has had enormous influence on popular understanding of twentieth-century history. Here, painted on a canvas as broad as its subject matter, is the compelling of one of the most heroic struggles of modern times. Not only authentic as history.
Mila 18 #ad - . Bearing witness to the atrocities of the nazi party and their plans for a “final solution, ” De Monti becomes determined to share his story with the world and joins the Jews of Warsaw in their resistance against German occupation. Leon uris's blazing novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists.
As the war rages on and the ghetto population diminishes, Mila 18 paints a picture of the sheer strength, honor, and willpower of the Jewish resistance as they take their last stand to defend their people.
ConquistadoraVintage #ad - But soon the civil war erupts in the united states, whose richly drawn stories unfold alongside her own in this epic novel of love, and perhaps even her life, threatened by the very people on whose backs her wealth has been built: the hacienda’s slaves, and Ana finds her livelihood, discovery and adventure.
. As a young girl growing up in spain, ana Larragoity Cubillas is powerfully drawn to Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de Leon. And in handsome twin brothers Ramon and Inocente—both in love with Ana—she finds a way to get there. Marrying ramon at the age of eighteen, she travels across the ocean to Hacienda los Gemelos, a remote sugar plantation the brothers have inherited.