Historical Fiction

Jim Wills
A Few Men Faithful, which takes place from 1916 to 1924, begins the four-volume saga of the Kavanagh family. Danny Kavanagh, a died-in-the-wool Republican from Crossmaglen in County Armagh, survives the Easter Rising, the Secret War, the War of Independence, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, only to find himself on the losing side of the Irish Civil War. His impossible love for Sophia O’Faolain and his dream of a united, 32-county Ireland, free from the presence of England, keeps him sane throughout the battles, killings, executions, and treacheries.
Published: October 2009
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Jim Wills
Jack Kavanagh, grandson of Kavanagh patriarch, Danny, is a tortured soul, living in Philadelphia during the 1960s and 1970s. His world revolves around a motorcycle underground consisting of criminal cops, agents and civilians; mobsters; junkies; hookers; and crazies. He struggles with his Irish-American heritage and can’t decide whether to side with the IRA or reject violence as his father did. He was stabbed at a Mummer’s Parade; an enemy has pursued him his entire life; he loved twice and lost; and was driven out of the country to the far north. Will he ever find true love … and peace?
Published: October 2009
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Jim Wills
It appears that peace, possibly lasting, is coming to Ireland in 2018, which is the worst possible outcome for some hardliners in Northern Ireland, after 800 years of war. A nightmarish scenario completes the gory chapters of Ireland’s past: the moderates are eliminated, leaving the newly formed New IRA to face off against the shadowy Core Command for domination. Both claim the Red Hand of Ulster as their symbol; both claim nationalism; and both are equally devious and secretive. High-tech weapons defend ancient hatreds. Does anyone win?
Published: June 2010
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A KAVANAGH STORY IV: A Hard Gemlike Flame
A Hard Gemlike FlameJim Wills
Despite having been a university professor, in the year 2020, Mick Kavanagh is unable to find work in academe and is quickly running out of resources. He takes a job as assistant to Cathleen Murray, second-in-command at her family’s powerful ad agency. What Mick does not know is that Cathleen plans to discard him after using his skills to her advantage. What Cathleen does not know is just how promiscuous Mick has been. Their interaction is alternately passionate, angry, understanding, and jealous. Only the strength of their love for each other keeps them together—and sane.
Published: July 2012
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J.R. Lindermuth
It was purely by circumstance that Dandy Dan McCracken became a spy. Wounded and on the run from a sheriff during the American Revolutionary War, McCracken is rescued and nursed back to health by the lovely ward of one of Benedict Arnold’s staff. He falls for her, but when her husband returns from the American front, he takes off, meets some British spies, and agrees to work for them. His love for the woman who nursed him—not his preference for the British or Americans—causes him to switch back to the American side where he becomes an inadvertent hero.
Published: November 2010
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Kim Reynolds
Alex Charles, alone in the world since her parents’ deaths while she was in high school, turns to her friendships to keep her life fulfilled. Life is settling down until an unknown uncle, Joe Graham, comes into her life and takes her into a world of mystery and discovery. Joe is a time traveler, on his way back in time to the end of the Civil War in 1865. While there, he saves the life of Laura Chestnut, who was destined to die under horrible circumstances. In a twist of fate, he falls in love with her. Will Joe do the right thing and return to his own time, or will he follow his heart and suffer the consequences?
Published: April 2010
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Kim Reynolds
In 1989, Alex Charles time-travels back to 1942 in order to save two boys from drowning just days before Christmas. But how could she have known the danger that awaited her in the past? Her uncle, Joe Graham, had tried to alert her to the dangers of changing destiny. He, however, can’t live without his true love, Laura Chestnut, a woman he met previously during a trip back to 1865. Not heeding his own advice, he returns to 1870 to reunite with Laura. Even though destiny can change, how much will Alex and Joe be responsible for rewriting the past and changing the future?
Published: June 2011
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller
In the spring of 1970—right after the Kent State National Guard shootings and President Nixon’s two-month incursion into Cambodia —four newly married young women come together at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, when their husbands go on active duty as officers in the U.S. Army. As different as these four women are, they have one thing in common: their overwhelming fear that, right after these nine weeks of training, their husbands could be shipped out to Vietnam—and they could become war widows.
Published: April 2008
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The Night I Danced With RommelElisabeth Marrion
“May I have this dance, Hilde?” asked Field Marshal Rommel, opening the Grande Ball held in his honor. Did this seemingly innocuous incident save the lives of Hilde’s Polish friends? Hilde had come far from her happy childhood on her family’s small holding in East Prussia. At 14, she became a housekeeper in Berlin. During the late 1920s and early 1930s, having Polish friends made it increasingly unsafe for her to stay in Berlin, so she started a new life in the Harz Mountains. There, she met her husband, Karl, a young officer in the German Army, who joined the 7th Panzer Brigade led by Gen. Erwin Rommel at the beginning of World War II. Hilde’s story is based on facts and is related by her youngest daughter, Elisabeth.
Published: March 2013
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A.J. Pearce
Privateer Simon Pearce was born on the Isles of Scilly in Cornwall into a family of smugglers. His father was hanged and his upbringing was left to his grandfather, who was shipwrecked on the islands in 1707. Simon makes a fortune as a privateer, marries the beautiful Isabella de Mendoza, and together they begin their family on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Pearces’ Ocean, which is based on the author’s family history, is the first book in the Pearce saga, covering five generations and taking place in England, Portugal, and America.
Published: May 2011
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Lily Byrne
It is the 10th century, a time of Dane law. Parts of Britain are ruled by the Anglo Saxons; the other sections are governed by the Vikings. In East Anglia, the local English tolerate the invading Danes but disapprove of fraternizing with them. A young English girl, Aelfwyn, is promised to a respected Englishman who will bring her family wealth and status. When she and Ragnar, a Dane, fall in love, they must keep their relationship a secret. When Ragnar is accused of murder, their secret is exposed, and Aelfwyn must decide if Ragnar is who she thought he was, and if their love can survive.
Published: July 2011
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Tina Boscha
Leen De Graaf, a 15-year-old Dutch girl, enjoys smoking cigarettes, wearing red lipstick, and working in the fields. Her life is anything but carefree, however. She and her fellow Dutchmen live in fear of the German soldiers who are stationed nearby, and they all desperately wish for an end to the war. When a German soldier’s dog runs in front of Leen’s truck, her reflexive action sets off a train of events that pits her family against the fierce Germans, and forces her to make a life-changing decision.
Published: August 2011
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