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            A Mother's Dilemma

            A Mother's Dilemma (Hardback)

            By Hornby, Emma

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            Gritty and page-turning historical saga set in Northern England in the late 1800s, perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin.

            ISBN 9780593080559
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2019
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Devil's Daughter: The Ravenels Meet the Wallflowers

            Devil's Daughter: The Ravenels Meet the Wallflowers (Hardback)

            By Kleypas, Lisa

            • RRP: $57.50
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            Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he's a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband's life a misery, and she'll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedd...ing, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces himself...as none other than West Ravenel. West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire...not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn't bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She's the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent--the most devilishly wicked rake in England. Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past? Only the devil's daughter knows...
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            ISBN 9780062890702
            Released NZ 19 Feb 2019
            Publisher Avon Books
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            The Alice Network: A Novel

            The Alice Network: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Quinn, Kate

            • RRP: $25.00
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            NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER One of NPR's Best Books of 2017! One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of 2017! Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick! The 2017 Girly Book Club Book of the Year! A Summer B...ook Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women--a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947--are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her little problem taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. 1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the Queen of Spies, who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads. Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory
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            ISBN 9780062895059
            Released NZ 29 Jan 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Chocolate Maker's Wife

            The Chocolate Maker's Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brooks, Karen

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            Australian author Karen Brooks rewrites women back into history with this breathtaking, scrupulously researched tale set in 17th century London. Damnation has never been so sweet... When Rosamund Tomkins enters the world with her darkling eyes and strange laughter, the midwives a...re afraid, believing her a changeling. But Rosamund's life is set to be anything but enchanted... Born into poverty, brutalised and ignored by her family, it is only when she is married off to a nobleman that her life undergoes a transformation, as her husband recognises in Rosamund a magic she does not know she possesses, but which affects almost all who encounter her. Presiding over a luxurious chocolate house where men go to be seen, exchange news and indulge in the sweet and heady drink to which they have become addicted, Rosamund feels blessed. But disaster strikes and Rosamund stands on the brink of losing all she has worked so hard to achieve. Forced to make a choice, she can either walk away from all she has grown to love with her soul intact, or make a deal with the devil... Set against the backdrop of Restoration London, the plague and the Great Fire, this is a tale of cruelty, revenge, redemption, love and hope, and the sweet, sinister temptation of chocolate.
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            ISBN 9781489261458
            Published NZ 18 Feb 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Run Cold
             

            Run Cold (Hardback)

            By Ifkovic, Ed

            • RRP: $57.50
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            It's 1957, Fairbanks, Alaska and Jack Mabie claims to be the meanest man in the territory, having robbed and murdered his way through the gold rush days. When he is found beaten to death followed soon after by two more violent deaths, Edna believes the three murders are connected.... Meanwhile, debates rage over potential statehood.
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            ISBN 9781464211133
            Released NZ 19 Feb 2019
            Publisher Poisoned Pen Press
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            Series Edna Ferber Mysteries
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            The Lost Girls Of Paris

            The Lost Girls Of Paris (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jenoff, Pam

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            From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan's Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II. 1946, Manhattan One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, ...Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs - each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station. Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valour and betrayal. Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war, and weaves a mesmerising tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.
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            ISBN 9781489276254
            Published NZ 18 Feb 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Birdman's Wife

            The Birdman's Wife (Paperback)

            By Ashley, Melissa

            • RRP: $21.99
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            A woman overshadowed by history steps back into the light . . . Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before, but her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould. Now, The Birdman's Wife at last gives v...oice to a passionate and adventurous spirit, who was so much more than the woman behind the man. In England's golden age of discovery, as John Gould and his peers fuelled popular imagination with their scientific findings, Elizabeth deftly navigated a world that few women were permitted to enter. Juggling an artistic life with her roles as wife, lover, helpmate and mother, she breathed wondrous life into hundreds of exotic new species. A woman ahead of her time, she continually defied convention, eventually embarking on a trailblazing expedition to collect and illustrate Australia's 'curious' birdlife. THE BIRDMAN'S WIFE is a multi-award winning novel, and an indelible portrait of an incredible woman.
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            ISBN 9781925870077
            Published NZ 29 Jan 2019
            Publisher Affirm Press
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            Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1

            Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By James, Marlon

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            In this stunning follow-up to his Man Booker-winningA Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James draws on myth, fantasy and history to imagine a wholly new world, in which a legendary Tracker is hired to find a missing child... Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a... hunter: 'He has a nose,' people say - as well as the eye of a wolf. Engaged to find a mysterious boy who has disappeared three years before, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a rag-tag group that comes together to search for the boy. Full of striking characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard, a witch and the giant-sized Ogo, this unlikely band follow the lost boy's scent from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers, set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying? Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that's come before it: a saga of breath-taking adventure that's also an ambitious and involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both. Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star Trilogy.
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            ISBN 9780241315583
            Released NZ 5 Feb 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Series Dark Star Trilogy
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            The Liverpool Nightingales

            The Liverpool Nightingales (Paperback)

            By Eastham, Kate

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            FOLLOWING ON FROM KATE EASTHAM'S DEBUT THE NIGHTINGALE NURSES Liverpool 1867. Stella works in a brothel near the docks, but when one of her regular customers falls ill her life changes forever. She is forced to take him to the Liverpool Royal Infirmary, leaving him propped agains...t a pillar on the steps of the brand new Nurses' Home and Training school. Sneaking in to visit one day Maud meets Ada Huston, Assistant Superintendent nurse, who persuades her to take a chance on herself, for once, and train to become a nurse. Maud is about to learn that she is capable of so much more than she ever believed - of making a difference, of helping those in need and of living a life she is proud of.
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            ISBN 9781405936606
            Released NZ 21 Feb 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series The Nursing Series
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            The Age of Light

            The Age of Light (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Scharer, Whitney

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            A model, a muse, a lover to surrealist Man Ray and a pioneering artist in her own right. This the story of Lee Miller, the most extraordinary woman of the twentieth century, and her battle to determine her own life.

            ISBN 9781509889136
            Released NZ 29 Jan 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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