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Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain’s Royal family in the darkest days of WWII / Deborah Cadbury.
“The personal lives of the British Royals were successfully kept out of the public eye by mutual agreement of the press and royal family, but this all changed in 1936 when King Edward VIII abdicated the throne and spurned his responsibility for the sake of the glamorous American socialite and divorcee, Wallis Simpson. In Princes at War, Deborah Cadbury reveals evidence that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor colluded with Hitler to take back the British throne from Edward’s younger brother, King George VI, should Germany prevail in the War. Drawing on new research and recently released files, Deborah Cadbury shows that not only did George VI have to battle to lead his country but battle constantly to keep his brothers, and especially his older brother, in check.” (Syndetics summary)
Power play : a novel / Danielle Steel.
“Fiona Carson is one of the most successful women in the country as the CEO of a large corporation while also trying to find time for the role she considers most important – that of mother to her two children. Liz Weston happily gave up her own promising law career to act as a ‘corporate wife’ to her husband of twenty-seven years, the CEO of the second-largest corporation in the country. Ashley Briggs is a thirty-year-old artist raising her twin daughters nearly on her own. Each will be forced to reevaluate everything they are sure of as they realize that with greater power comes higher stakes.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
Wrongful death : an Anna Travis novel / by Lynda La Plante.
“Six months ago, London nightclub owner Josh Reynolds was found dead. Ruled a suicide, the police investigation was closed. Then a young man, awaiting trial for armed robbery, tells his guards that Reynolds was murdered and that he has information to share. DCI Anna Travis is scheduled to leave for training at Quantico, but before she can leave, she’s got to review the case. What should have been a simple matter of tying up loose ends becomes a political powder keg when the competence of the original investigation team is challenged. Suddenly, Anna is faced with a dangerous choice. Will she close ranks to protect her people or push to find the truth, no matter what the consequences?” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
The Wednesday group [sound recording] / Sylvia True.
“Gail. Hannah. Bridget. Lizzy. Flavia. Each of them has a shameful secret, and each is about to find out that she is not alone. As the women share never-before-uttered secrets and bond over painful truths, they work on coming to terms with their husbands’ addictions and developing healthy boundaries for themselves. Meanwhile, their outside lives becomes more and more intertwined, until, finally, a series of events forces each woman to face her own denial, betrayal and uncertain future head-on.” (Syndetics summary)
Blood on snow / Jo Nesbø.
“This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented fixer for one of Oslo s most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. He is our straightforward, calm-in-the-face-of-crisis narrator with a storyteller’s hypnotic knack for fantasy. He has an innate talent for subordination but running through his veins is a virus born of the power over life and death. And while his latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, it may be mutating into his greatest mistake. . .” (Syndetics summary)
The stranger / Harlan Coben.
“The Stranger appears out of nowhere. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world. Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream. Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne’s deception, and realizes that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives, it will end them.” (Syndetics summary)
Marco Polo : the journey that changed the world / John Man.
“In 1271, a young Italian merchant named Marco Polo embarked on a groundbreaking expedition from Venice, through the Middle East and Central Asia to China. Marco Polo also revealed the wonders of Xanadu, the summer capital of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan. Almost 750 years later, acclaimed author John Man traveled in Marco Polo’s footsteps to Xanadu and then on to Beijing and through modern China in search of the history behind the legend. In this enthralling chronicle, Man draws on his own journey, new archaeological findings, and deep archival study to paint a vivid picture of Marco Polo and the great court of Kublai Khan.” (Syndetics summary)
The Cavendon women / Barbara Taylor Bradford.
“The Cavendon Women is the stunning sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford’s Cavendon Hall. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in years, the earl has planned a family weekend. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed. As old enemies come out of the shadows and the Swanns’ loyalty to the Ingham gets tested in ways none of them could have predicted, it’s up to the Cavendon women to band together and bring their family into a new decade, and a new way of life.” (Syndetics summary)