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Cold Gold

BWL Publishing Inc. | The Buxton Chronicles


Lady Serena Buxton follows her husband from England to Cold Creek, a gold mining town in northern Californian. But, when she arrives, Randolph is missing. The sheriff seems to be keeping a watchful eye on her. She cannot trust Douglas King, the mine manager, who treats her as if she is already a widow. The bank manager refuses her request for access to Randolph’s account. With no husband and no money, what is a girl to do? Serena has an unsuspected and quite shocking talent. Two enterprising local ladies help Serena prepare for a public performance, but the only suitable venue in town belongs to Douglas King, a man she mistrusts but with whom she strikes a deal. The whole town turns out to see the show. The venue is packed. But who is in the crowd, watching? Will King insist on exacting his fees? And will Serena be reunited with the husband she loves?

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funny and hilarious but full of suspense and mystery too! Plus, it's a love story, what else can you ask for?

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Being born in Bristol, England, Victoria Chatham grew up in an area rife with the elegance of Regency architecture. This, along with the novels of Georgette Heyer, engendered in her an abiding interest in the period with its style and manners and is one where she feels most at home. Apart from her writing, Victoria is an avid reader of anything that catches her interest, but especially Regency romance. She also teaches introductory creative writing. Her love of horses gets her away from her computer to volunteer at Spruce Meadows, a world class equestrian centre near Calgary, Alberta, where she currently lives.

 
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Angel's Flight

BWL Publishing Inc.


Angelica is a Patriot heiress, stalked by a brutal, fortune-hunting British officer. She is forced to trust Jack, the mystery man who pledges to take her on a dangerous war-time journey up river to her Albany home, she expects to encounter brigands, Tories and Indians. What she doesn’t expect is to lose her heart along the way.

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"...It's rather like biting into a cake covered with sweetened whipped cream and instead of having it turn out to be something light and crisp, discovering that there is a historical novel underneath, like a dense and solid slice of fruitcake.

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Not all who wander are lost.” Juliet Waldron was baptized in the yellow spring of a small Ohio farm town. She earned a B. A. in English, but has worked at jobs ranging from artist’s model to brokerage. Twenty-five years ago, after the kids left home, she dropped out of 9-5 and began to write, hoping to create a genuine time travel experience for herself—and her readers—by researching herself into the Past. Mozart’s Wife won the 1st Independent e-Book Award. Genesee originally won the 2003 Epic Award for Best Historical, and she’s delighted that it’s available again from Books We Love. She enjoys cats, long hikes, history books and making messy gardens with native plants. She’s happy to ride behind her husband on his big “bucket list” sport bike.

 
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The Return of Tachlanad

BWL Publishing Inc. | The Sword of Names


Once upon a time in the beleaguered land of Lothria… A princess under a magical aura, her absent-minded sorcerer grandfather; a conflicted warrior prince; a young ne’er-do-well who finds an unlikely friend while on an impossible quest; an imprisoned queen, her betrayed king, their enchanted son and his beautiful enchantress; half-human man-eating rebel slaves; a band of blood-thirsty assassins…and Tachlanad, the legendary Sword of Names, missing for generations. When the queen receives an omen, it can mean only one thing: the fate of all she loves hangs in the balance. The land and its people will topple into chaos if a tenuous alliance cannot be preserved. Her husband misled by sinister forces, her son gone missing, she sends her daughter and father on a journey far to the west to reach the impregnable stronghold of “the True King in Hiding.” There they will seal the truce with her marriage to the old king’s unwilling son and unite against the evil power that seeks to subjugate them. Unless the Imperon has his way. An epic fantasy adventure for young adult and adult readers, The Return of Tachlanad is the first book in the “Sword of Names” series.

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The Return of Tachlanad is the engaging first part of a classic fantasy. There is a lost princess, an enchanted prince, a wandering King-to-Be, Wizards,  Warlords, half-human slaves, bloodthirsty barbarians, and loveable clowns in a fully-realized landscape where Magic – both Good and Evil – has been reawakened. Touching, authentic characters pursue their quests through this fairy-tale world, and, cross my heart as a bona fide Tolkien fan, you’ll care about them.  

 
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Im gleißenden Licht der Sonne

Atlantik


Ein berauschender Cocktail aus Macht und verhängnisvollen Intrigen

"Ein absolut faszinierendes Buch" (William Boyd)

In den turbulenten Zwischenkriegsjahren ist in Berlin nichts, wie es scheint. Die junge Kunststudentin Emmeline imitiert bekannte Künstlerporträts für Werbekampagnen und lässt sich auf riskante Bekanntschaften ein. Der Kunstkritiker Julius überschätzt sich gnadenlos selbst und tappt damit in die Falle. Und der jüdische Anwalt Frank versucht verzweifelt, seinen Prinzipien treu zu bleiben. Kurz vor dem Ausbruch des Zweiten Weltkriegs flüchtet man sich im Kunstmilieu in Rausch und Übermut – am weitesten geht der junge Kunsthändler Matthias, der einen Skandal auslöst und die Leben der anderen auf den Kopf stellt ... 

Inspiriert von einer wahren Begebenheit, als in den zwanziger Jahren viele gefälschte Gemälde von Vincent van Gogh in Umlauf gerieten, beschreibt der Roman die existenzielle Suche nach Wahrheit, an deren Ende Einbildung und Täuschung stehen. Sieht jeder nur, was er sehen will? Selbst im gleißenden Licht der Sonne?

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»Die britische Autorin schildert den Skandal aus diversen Perspektiven, verbindet glänzend Kunst, Politik und Liebe.«

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»Basierend auf einer wahren Begebenheit: ein großer Roman über die Suche nach Wahrheit in einer Zeit der Täuschung und der Illusion.«

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»In stetem Fluss erzählt Clare Clark diese Geschichte.«

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»Sie vermittelt ein Gefühl, als wäre man mittendrin in den Szenen, die schillernd und bedrohlich zugleich erscheinen.«

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»Höchst spannend verwebt sie die Geschichten [...] miteinander.«

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»Clare Clark ist es gelungen, [...] einen unterhaltsamen Roman zu schreiben, bei dem Reflexion und Psychologie nicht zu kurz kommen.«

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»Ein Roman über Kunst, aber vor allem die Menschen, deren Leben die Liebe zur Kunst in ganz neue Bahnen lenkt. Sehr lesenswert.«

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Clare Clark, 1967 in London geboren, studierte Geschichte in Cambridge. Nach einem mehrjährigen Aufenthalt in den USA lebt die Autorin wieder in London. Für ihren driten Roman Die französische Braut (2016) wurde sie, ebenso wie für ihr Debüt, für den Orange Prize nominiert. Zwei weitere ihrer Romane standen auf der Longlist des Women's Prize for Fiction. Im Sommer 2020 erscheint bei Atlantik ihr neuer Roman Im gleißenden Licht der Sonne.

 
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beHEARTBEAT


Das Geheimnis von San Lorenzo

Venedig 1521. Die junge Isabella reist ins Kloster San Lorenzo. Hier soll sie ihre Tante treffen - doch diese ist tot, und sie ist keines natürlichen Todes gestorben! Isabella forscht nach und stößt auf eine Spur von kryptischen Zeichen in Bildern und Skulpturen. Welchen Schatz hütet das Kloster?

Diese Frage stellt sich auch Padre Antonio. Er wurde vom Papst entsandt, den Klöstern die Macht Roms zu zeigen. Und mit jedem Schritt, den der Inquisitor und das Mädchen der Lösung des Rätsels näher kommen, wächst die Gefahr. Denn San Lorenzo verbirgt ein Geheimnis, das tödlich ist für die Kirche - und für jeden, der davon weiß ...

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The Disappearing Rose

BWL Publishing Inc. | The Time Rose


No one knows what happened to the little Princes of the Tower. That’s what Dane, Paige, and Jack are told when they start working on a medieval documentary for Dane and Paige’s filmmaker father. But then an ancient medallion transports them back to the fifteenth century and gives them a chance to discover the truth about the mysterious disappearance of young King Edward the Fifth and his brother Richard, Duke of York. But they’d better be careful. The princes are definitely in danger, and the person responsible for their disappearance just might decide that their new friends should disappear as well.

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“The Disappearing Rose is a charming story about children helping children and introduces young students to English History in the most delightful way.”

 
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The Goldsmith's Wife

BWL Publishing Inc. | The Woulfes of Loxsbeare


In London,  Helena has what she always wanted, respectability and security, although her brothers remain a worry - Aaron schemes in Holland with the Prince of Orange to depose the reigning king James II, and Henry carries his own sorrow, pining for another man's wife. Prince William arrives in England to re-establish the Anglican Church, and when anti-Papist riots break out in London, Helena is forced to flee from her home – again. While Helena strives to keep what she holds dear, can she and her brothers attain what they desire and above all, will they ever learn the fate of their missing Father, who disappeared after the Battle of Sedgemoor?

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In this tale of divided loyalties, family fealty and great loss, Davison creates a brave heroine. A ripping tale! Davison is especially talented at putting us right there in the middle of it.

 
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The Rebel's Daughter

BWL Publishing Inc. | The Woulfes of Loxsbeare


Helena Woulfe, the daughter of a wealthy Exeter nobleman leads a privileged life, however, when rebellion sweeps the West Country, her family is caught in its grip. After Monmouth’s bloody defeat in battle at Sedgemoor, Helena sets off for Somerset to find the three missing members of her family. With the Woulfe estate confiscated by the crown, Helena and her younger brother Henry hope the anonymity of the capital city will be more forgiving to the children of a convicted rebel. However, Helena finds her search for security and respectability in London are threatened by someone who wishes harm to a traitor's daughter.

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Anita Davison knows her 17th century stuff, and brings to vivid life her characters in that time frame. By the time I'd finished reading this novel, I felt I'd been there, in the countryside as Helena looks for members of her family through the broken bodies and stench of blood that are the realities of war, and as she tries to keep safe along the narrow, crowded lanes of London.

 
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Kola

BWL Publishing Inc.


Northern Soldiers killed Liam’s parents and left the half white, half Chinese boy for dead. The feared Quantrill’s raiders, rescued him to fight for the racially intolerant south. To hide his Chinese roots, he changed his name and posed as an Indian scout. After the war, all Quantrill’s men were to be rounded up and hung so he joined a horse drive to Canada. Someone among the Chinese miners murdered the tax collector pitting the Chinese against the white community. Kola is forced to decide which side he will support.

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Park's debut novel is a ringing success! Based on family history Park has crafted a multilayered story full of memorable characters dealing with some touchy issues with a clear deft hand.

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Layton grew up in the shadows of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, near Rocky Mountain House, the most westerly fur trading post in a bye-gone era. He spent his early years on ranches and farms in the area and developed an interest in his family history. In the mid-1800s a neighbour murdered Harrison Caton, Layton's great-grandfather, near Bates County Missouri. Following the murder, his grandfather, with his two brothers and two sisters, headed for western Canada where they homesteaded in 1903, and where one cousin still farms. Park was inspired to capture and preserve his ancestor’s experiences and began researching the family history. After moving to Vernon, BC, in the course of that research, Layton discovered the story of a Chinese miner who murdered Aeneas Dewar, a tax collector. When he dug deeper, Layton was amazed at the treatment of Chinese miners at the time and had the brilliant notion to combine the two stories. Kola, his first historical novel, is the result. Layton enjoys writing in Kelowna, BC, and has written many other books and short stories which you can explore on his website.

 
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Die Pfeiler der Macht

Bastei Lübbe


Das Haus Pilaster, eine der angesehensten Bankiersfamilien Londons, wird insgeheim von der schönen Augusta beherrscht. Hinter einer Fassade der Wohlanständigkeit treibt sie rücksichtslos ihre ehrgeizigen Pläne voran, die schon bald das Fundament des Finanzimperiums erschüttern und die Pfeiler der Macht ins Wanken bringen.

Wird es Hugh Pilaster gelingen, den drohenden Ruin des Bankhauses abzuwenden und damit sein eigenes Lebensglück und das vieler anderer Menschen zu retten?

 
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