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DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days b…


The day of her parents' garden party dawns bright as Lydia Prescott eagerly anticipates a marriage proposal from a handsome and wealthy plantation owner. The lovely debutante plans to steal a moment away with her beau, but her plans go terribly awry. Instead of her intended, she is joined by a stranger the largest man she's ever laid eyes on. And it is clear Jacob Steele is there for reasons far more sober than the party. With British raids erupting all around them, it is his job to reassure plantation owners of their safety. In reality, however, Jacob is an espionage agent, and the truth is dire: America is on the verge of invasion by the British.
Blissfully unaware of the danger surrounding her, Lydia basks in the glow of her recent engagement. But her joy is short-lived—a surprise British attack results in a devastating wound, and her plans for the future are shattered. Lost in her devastation, Lydia could never dream that Jacob, that giant of a man she met so …

Awesome Historical Fiction reads

Do you like to read historical fiction?  I feel like sometimes I learn more history through the fictional weaving of the tale.  What about you? 
Do you have a favorite era you like to read?

THE QUEEN'S BALL (Timeless Victorian Collection) Anthea Lawson, Rebecca Connolly, Jennifer Moore

Cute, Sweet, Fun, Romantic collection from excellent writers!

Waltzed by Anthea Lawson
Opening line:
"The soft gray drizzle of an English spring coated the half-open buds of the rhododendron flowres in the garden and glazed the windows of the late Viscount Tremont's townhouse."

A Love to Claim by Rebecca Connolly
Opening line:
"Was there ever anything more tedious than a ball?"

Coming Home by Jennifer Moore
Opening line:
"Grant Mason frowned, pulling away as his mother's elbow poked into his arm."

A YULETIDE REGENCY ~ A Timeless Romance Anthology

Ready for Christmas??? This book will get you started! I love the romance and the season in all of these stories!!

ALWAYS A KISS by Regina Scott
Opening line:
"If she couldn't win an offer at Christmas, there was no justice in the world."

Opening line:
"If Adelaide Northrop ever found herself short of funds, she fully intended to ply her trade composing a very detailed and, at times, scathing accounting of the traveling inns of England."

THE FORBIDDEN DUKE by Jen Geigle Johnson
Opening line:
"The new Duke of Salsbury hardly noticed the guests as he took each hand, welcoming them into his London townhome."

Opening line:
""Do you think we'll have snow for Christmas?" Suzanne asked, loking up from her book in the nursery."

FOLLOW THE RIVER by Krista Lynne Jensen
Opening line:
"Mr. Forbes sat across from Arabelle in the drawing room of Hybrigge House, studying the pa…