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            The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, A Kingsbridge Novel
             

            The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, A Kingsbridge Novel (Hardback)

            By Follett, Ken

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            • Internationally sourced

            The new novel from the No.1 Internationally bestselling author Ken Follett. An epic, addictive historical masterpiece that begins in 997 CE and is set against the background of the medieval church and one man's ambition to make his abbey a centre of learning.

            ISBN 9781447278788
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Champagne War

            The Champagne War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McIntosh, Fiona

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            'Make these little vines count. Love them as I love you.' In the summer of 1914, vigneron Jerome Mea heads off to war, certain he'll be home by Christmas. His new bride Sophie Delancre, a fifth generation champenoise, is determined to ensure the forthcoming vintages will be testa...ment to their love and the power of the people of pernay, especially its strong women who have elevated champagne to favourite beverage of the rich and royal worldwide. But as the years drag on, authorities advise that Jerome is missing, considered dead. When poison gas is first used in Belgium by the Germans, British chemist Charles Nash jumps to enlist, refusing to be part of the scientific team that retaliates. A brilliant marksman, Charlie is seen by his men as a hero, but soon comes to feel that he'd rather die himself than take another life. When he is injured, he is brought to the champagne cellars in Reims, where Sophie has set up an underground hospital, and later to her mansion house in pernay, now a retreat for the wounded. As Sophie struggles with strong feelings for her patient, she also battles to procure the sugar she needs for her 1918 vintage and attracts sinister advances from her brother-in-law. However, nothing can prepare her for the ultimate battle of the heart, when Jerome's bloodstained jacket and identification papers are found in Belgium, and her hopes of ever seeing her husband alive again are reignited. From the killing fields of Ypres to the sun-kissed vineyards of southern France, The Champagne War is a heart-stopping adventure about the true power of love and hope to light the way during war.
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            ISBN 9780143795452
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Mystery Woman

            The Mystery Woman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Alexandra, Belinda

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            Secrets, scandal and betrayal in 1950s small town Australia: the stunning new novel from bestseller Belinda Alexandra Rebecca Wood arrives in Shipwreck Bay, ready for a quiet life as the new postmistress of this sleepy seaside town. Fleeing a scandal and haunted by her past, Rebe...cca is determined to make different choices. But in such a small town, there is nowhere to hide from prying eyes. And before long she is caught up in the mysteries that hide behind Shipwreck Bay's respectable net curtains. Praise for Belinda Alexandra: 'Reading her novels is like going on holiday for a long time. You don't want to come back.' West Australian 'Unforgettable ... intrigue, passion, betrayal - all the ingredients for a must-read novel. And that is this author's specialty.' Woman's Day on Southern Ruby 'A wildly entertaining and absorbing read that leaves you with a lot to think about.' Better Reading on The Invitation
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            ISBN 9781460758496
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Jacaranda House
             

            The Jacaranda House (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Challinor, Deborah

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            Bestselling author Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to live with ...her, but beneath her brash confidence lie dark secrets which threaten to drag her under. Gina is excited to live with her mum again. She's mature for an eleven-year-old, but can this young girl cope with Polly's demons? Rhoda and Star, transgender performers and Polly's flatmates, bring stability to Polly and Gina's lives. Yet this unlikely little family will find themselves threatened in more ways than one. The Jacaranda House is a fascinating portrayal of a shifting society and a beautiful portrait of motherhood and identity. 'Australia's answer to Philippa Gregory' Brisbane Times 'A meticulously researched and compellingly readable story injected with heart and humour, From the Ashes is perfect for fans of Fiona McIntosh and Kate Furnivall. A five-star read' Better Reading
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            ISBN 9781775541639
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Restless Years
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            Dark Tides
             

            Dark Tides (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gregory, Philippa

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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            Midsummers Eve, 1670. A wealthy man waits outside a poor London warehouse to meet with Alinor, the woman he failed twenty-one years before. He has everything to offer, wealth, land, status, and he believes she has the only thing he cannot buy: his son and heir. The warehouse is f...ailing, clinging on to poor business in Restoration London-a city gone mad for pleasure. But will Alinor and her family sell-out to Sir James? Meanwhile in New England, Alinor's brother Ned, who rebelled against the Crown, cannot find justice in the New World, as the King's revenge stretches across the Atlanic and turns the pioneers against each other and against the native Americans. A beautiful widow, Livia, arrives from Venice, telling them Alinor's son, Rob, has drowned and that she needs the family's help with a profitable new trade. She will import beautiful statues of marble and bronze to fuel the classical craze among the wealthy landowners. She enchants the warehouse family with her son, their new heir; her sensual carefree warmth; and promises of wealth to come. She captures Sir James and spins them all into a mesh of deceit which only the brave little daughter of the warehouse can break. Sarah searches for the truth about Livia in Venice bringing home the stunning denouement to this, the second book in the Fairmile series.
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            ISBN 9781760851880
            Published AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Lana's War
             

            Lana's War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Abriel, Anita

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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            Paris 1943. Lana Antanov is rushing to see her husband, Frederic, and tell him the news that she is pregnant. But as she arrives the convent where Frederic teaches music, she watches in horror as a Gestapo officer executes Frederic for hiding a Jewish girl in a piano. Overcome wi...th grief, Lana loses the baby. A few months later, Lana is approached by a member of the French Resistance to work as a spy on the French Riviera and help save Jews from execution. As a 'White Russian' daughter of a Russian countess, Lana is the ideal choice to infiltrate the emigre community of Russian aristocrats who socialise with German officers. But Lana has a very personal motive for taking on this mission - the Gestapo officer in charge intent on exterminating all the Jews, Alois Brunner, is the man who shot Frederic. Lana's cover story makes her the mistress of a wealthy Swiss playboy, the darkly handsome and charismatic Guy Pascal, and her base his villa on the Riviera. Together they make a ruthlessly effective team. The information they gather at parties and the casino at Monte Carlo helps thwart several raids and enables countless Jews to escape to Morocco by boat. But Lana has not counted on becoming attached to a young Jewish girl named Odette or to fall helplessly in love with Guy. As the Nazis close in, her desire to protect the ones she loves threatened to put them all at risk
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            ISBN 9781760855932
            Published AU 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Valley of Lost Stories
             

            The Valley of Lost Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McCausland, Vanessa

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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            Beautiful, beguiling and treacherous ... Big Little Lies meets Picnic at Hanging Rock in a remote valley in the Blue Mountains. Four women and their children are invited to stay at the beautiful but remote Capertee Valley west of Sydney, over the Blue Mountains. This is a place h...aunted by secrets. Once home to a burgeoning mining industry, now all that remains are ruins slowly being swallowed by the bush and a stunning, renovated art deco hotel, once the jewel of the valley. In 1948 Clara Black walked into the night, never to be seen again. As the valley beguiles these four friends, and haunts them in equal measure, each is forced to confront secrets of her own. But as the mystery of what happened 80 years earlier unravels, one of the four women also vanishes into this bewitching but wild place. Praise for The Lost Summers of Driftwood: 'McCausland is a natural storyteller who weaves love, loss, mystery and secrets into a satisfying tale' Herald Sun 'You'll be on the edge of your seat as surprising secrets unfold on every page' Woman's Day 'Full of mystery and romance, this is the perfect atmospheric summer read' Who Weekly
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            ISBN 9781460759561
            Published AU 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Last Truehart
             

            The Last Truehart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fraser, Darry

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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            A woman alone and a charismatic private detective are caught up in a dangerous quest to discover her true identity in this thrilling historical adventure romance set in 19th century Victoria, from a bestselling Australian author. 1898, Geelong, Victoria. Stella Truehart is all al...one in the world. Her good-for-nothing husband has died violently at the hands of an unknown assailant. Her mother is dead, her father deserted them before she was born, and now her kindly Truehart grandparents are also in their graves. Private detective Bendigo Barrett has been tasked with finding Stella. He believes his client's intentions are good, but it is evident that someone with darker motives is also seeking her. For her own part Stella is fiercely independent, but as danger mounts she agrees to work with Bendigo and before long they travel together to Sydney to meet his mysterious client where they discover more questions than answers. What role do a stolen precious jewel and a long-ago US Civil War ship play in Stella's story? Will sudden bloodshed prevent the resolution of the mystery and stand in the way of her feelings for Bendigo? It is time, at last, for the truth to be revealed ... PRAISE FOR DARRY FRASER 'A fabulous storyteller who underlies this compelling plot with strong female characters who challenge the status quo...Fast paced historical fiction, first-hand experience of the South Australian landscape, and the added bonus of a plot line that has been drawn from Darry Fraser's very own family history make this an authentic, seamless and riveting tale.' Better Reading 'A story of personal integrity, courage, stamina, companionship and responsibility, The Good Woman of Renmark is a powerful ode to life in former times, as our nation was beginning to take shape.' Mrs B's Book Reviews 'Outstanding prose that flows and ripples through every page.'- Starts at 60
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            ISBN 9781489294548
            Published AU 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Bushranger's Wife
             

            The Bushranger's Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Adnams, Cheryl

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              6 Jan 21

            He stole her locket ... she stole his heart. Central Highlands of Victoria, 1861 Jack the Devil's reputation precedes him. The most notorious bushranger on the Central Highlands, nothing throws him off his game ... until he holds up Prudence Stanforth and her grandmother. With he...r sweeping red hair and complete lack of fear, Jack can't help but be captivated by the feisty Pru. Weeks later, Pru crosses paths with the respectable businessman, Jack Fairweather, and it's not long before she recognises him as the bushranger who stole her beloved necklace. His price for the locket's return is her silence ... and a kiss. A kiss that sparks something inside them both. When Pru discovers her grandmother has been keeping a devastating secret, running away with Jack the Devil is the perfect escape for her broken heart. The dangerous nature of his less than salubrious occupation is a poetic contradiction to her sheltered upbringing and only fuels their passion. Until that danger becomes a reality. Between the return of dark elements from Jack's past and authorities intent on his capture, Jack and Pru must fight for their future together ... or risk losing everything. A rollicking historical tale about following your heart, finding home in unexpected places - and bushrangers - for readers of Darry Fraser and Alison Stuart.
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            ISBN 9781867208129
            Published AU 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Angel of Waterloo
             

            The Angel of Waterloo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            From the author of the best-selling Matilda Saga comes a new series that takes us back to the birth of our nation. The soldiers called her 'The Angel of Waterloo'. This esteemed surgeon's daughter who was born on a battlefield, lost her mother on a battlefield, and then married a...nd was widowed on the battlefield that was Waterloo, where Henrietta Bartlett worked alongside her father on that fateful day in June 1815. But after the carnage of war, 'Hen' dreams of peace, and her own home, and a society that would allow a woman to practice medicine. The new and faraway colony of New South Wales seems a paradise, where even convicts have a chance of a good life and the indigenous women are eager to teach Hen their vast knowledge of medical lore. But as the fallout of Europe's wars casts its dark shadows in the colony, Hen has to work hard to find her place in this new country. From the author of the best-selling Matilda Saga, comes a story about one young girl's journey from the blood-soaked hell that was the Battle of Waterloo to finding her place in the country around Gibber's Creek. The place where Matilda and her father settled in 1894 and sparked a series that is a love song to our land, told by the strong and inspiring women who forged a nation. PRAISE FOR JACKIE FRENCH'S MATILDA SAGA 'An engrossing mystery story, an ode to strong women, and a moving exploration of the private wounds we carry ... a must for your summer reading list' - Better Reading 'The perfect read for anyone who loves immersing themselves in Australian fiction. Gripping, emotional and moving, ... a great book to curl up with' - New Idea 'Highly recommended ... this was a complete binge, read in one night because it was just too good and too gripping to put down ... a cracking story filled with rich characters both old and new and imbued with all that we hold dear about Australian love of country and mateship' - ReadPlus
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            ISBN 9781460757918
            Published AU 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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