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Book: The Underbelly - Dr. Jacquelyn and Mrs. Hyde by Evelyn Cole
An upmarket adult novel with comic undertones, The Underbelly is aimed primarily at women, but several men who read it confessed to having a crush on Trishita. One wanted her to run for president of the United States. Trishita McCabe, 25, six feet tall and redheaded, wants an education in order to escape the slums and her alcoholic mother. Her father, a visiting professor from Scotland, knows [...]
 
Book: Lost Connection by Allan Neil
A young girl from a grim and abusive background in an Edinburgh slum meets a young boy from a secure working-class family and starts to find hope, especially when her abuser dies suddenly. However the young couple is torn apart by events outside their control. This is the story of their attempts to find each other over many years.
 
Book: Love in the Limelight - A Drury Lane Romance by Jan Marsh
In the London of the 18th century, Drury Lane is at the heart of England theatrical life. New writers and managers strive to entertain theatre goers, while actors - and more recently actresses - compete for the public's affection and celebrity status. Into this sophisticated and competitive world comes Eliza Grahame, a pretty young girl from the slums, whose private life becomes as fascinating as [...]
 
Book: May of Ashley Green by Lilly Adam
The year is eighteen sixty and at seventeen, May Huntley has lived all of her life in the quiet hamlet of Ashley Green, Cheshire, with her loving ma. One November night, a terrible tragedy occurs which is set to change her life forever. Taken in by the kind and elderly Mrs Weaver, who feels she must disclose some shocking family secrets, and warn her of the impending danger, May is left [...]
 
Book: Rogue's Honor (The Saint of Seven Dials Book 1) by Brenda Hiatt
A Regency Robin Hood, a duke's daughter and deceptions of the heart. To escape her stepmother, the duchess's matchmaking machinations, Lady Pearl Moreston runs away, pretending to be a common housemaid, with the help of her abigail. When she is rescued from the near-disaster of recognition by a charming serving-man, Pearl pretends to be simple-minded to safeguard herself from any unwanted [...]
 
Book: You Can Write A Million Dollar Memoir by David H Burns
If you're like millions of others, over the years, you may have daydreamed of writing a memoir. Hopefully not a thick, dry autobiography on the dust shelves of yesteryear, but a fresh, new slice-of-life memoir right out of your own memory! Generals, politicians and movie stars write (often boring or stuffy) autobiographies spanning their whole lives. Modern day memoirists write about a certain, [...]
 
Book: The Reluctant Daughters by Veronica Helen Hart
Matriarch of Steel - Elisabeth Riis: As the only child of a lumber industry titan just after the War Between the States, her future should have been bright. Now at the turn of the century, she's the head of her father's company and caring for her two orphaned granddaughters who chafe at her strict restrictions. She'll not see them repeat their mother's disastrous history, or make the same [...]
 
Book: Damaged Cargoes by David Turri
.The story unfolds during the summer and autumn of 1870. It begins on the China coast. The protagonist, Thaddeus Galt, a mission priest, discovers, in the hold of a junk stranded on a sandbar, the bodies of thirty Japanese children, drowned in a storm. The children originated in the port of Kobe. Galt goes to Kobe to find those responsible for this terrible crime, and the reader is drawn into the [...]
 
Book: Vita Aeterna by Jay Allan Storey
With the fate of the world in the balance, one outlier could tip the scales towards salvation or disaster. Alex Barret lives in 'the Quarters', a sea of broken-down slums surrounding a glittering walled-off city called the First Circle. On his sixteenth birthday Alex is scheduled for Appraisal, an unpredictable medical procedure with the potential to extend his lifespan. In a world where [...]
 
Book: The Wished-For Country - Stories of American Courage by Rebecca Del Giudice
A Senator stands alone against the march to war. A man risks his life to expose the Ku Klux Klan. A slave escapes to freedom - and takes a Confederate warship with him. These stories and many more like them are the focus of The Wished-For Country: Stories of American Courage. Author Rebecca Del Giudice has been researching and writing about American history for more than 20 years. During that [...]
 
Book: Across Great Divides by Monique Roy
Across Great Divides is a timeless, World War II story of the upheavals of war, the power of family, and the resiliency of human spirit. When Hitler comes to power in 1933, one Jewish family refuses to be destroyed and defies the Nazis only to come up against another struggle confronting Apartheid in South Africa. Sixteen-year-old Eva and her twin sister, Inge, witness their lives in Berlin [...]
 
Book: Eva Gore Booth, The Other Sister - The Remarkable Sybling of Constance Markievicz by Brighid O'Sullivan
Why would a wealthy Anglo/Irish woman choose to leave the splendor of her large exquisite family home nestled in the lush green hills of Ireland, her own private gardens, and a fairy tale palace where everyone loved her, to live in the slums of Manchester? By the late 19th century, Europe was not only a battlefield, but living conditions of many European cities were only slightly better to those [...]
 
Book: Juden - Arbeit Macht Frei by James Stephens
Poland 1939. After Nazi Germany conquers the Polish army in just over two weeks, and one Jewish family fight for survival begins. Like the rest of the once thriving Jewish community, they are all forced to leave there beautiful home in Warsaw, and into the slums of the ghettos. Inside these walled cities disease and starvation are rife, which is a daily part of ghetto life. However despite of all [...]
 
Book: A Tale of Survival - From War Ravaged Europe to the Promise of America by Thomas Kando
Tom Kando is born at the epicenter of the world's greatest war. In Hungary, his family survives the holocaust, the nazi and soviet occupations, the bombs, the genocide, and starvation. They escape from Budapest to Paris, living in abject poverty as war refugees. The boy roams the streets, subways and slums, encountering violence and dangerous people. Tom and his family keep moving, gypsy-like, [...]
 


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