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The year is A.D. 781. King Charles of the Franks is crossing the Alps with his family and court on a journey to meet with Pope Hadrian. One frosty night he speaks to his young son Carl: When we come to Rome you will know that I am naming you my heir. One day you will rule over all my lands. . . ...Read more
The Rose and Crown
Melisande, a girl with actors' blood in her veins, finds life dreary; her family runs a London inn, "The Rose and Crown." Then, in November 1849, Rafael le Marre arrives, bringing Mel's lost cousin Toby with him. Unexpected experiences swirl in Rafael's wake: Mel meets Catherine Ayre and...Read more
Red Hugh, Prince Of Donegal
Here's another one of those 'They could make it into a movie!' books that keeps you always wanting to read just one more chapter. Red Hugh was a true champion for Irish liberty from Queen Elizabeth's constricting reign in the late 1580's and beyond. Hugh's capture, imprisonment, and escape from the...Read more
15-year-old Leo is an orphan being raised in an abbey in the days of King Richard the Lionhearted. He knows nothing of his parentage and has little hope for a future outside the familiar but sometimes restrictive monastery walls. Under the firm and loving hand of Abbot Michael, Leo has been well...Read more
Presenting Miss Jane Austen
This outstanding biography of a well-beloved novelist catches the spirit of Jane Austen herself. May Lamberton Becker enjoyably introduces us to the 18th and early 19th century world Miss Austen lived in—her family, her friends, her varied settings and her many keen interests—as we are given...Read more
The Wonderful Day
A hot July day with thunderheads, and a violent storm to come; a day with hidden heaviness for Uncle Joseph, who fears he may lose Five Bushel Farm; a secretly anxious day for Andrew, who goes with Sally to meet their old friend Pierre; a day in which Sally and Andrew will race courageously against...Read more
After one adventurous, but fairly safe voyage, Aunt Nannie reluctantly allows Sally to sail away again, this time into the Mediterranean Sea—and right into the clutches of the Barbary Coast pirates. Taken captive, Sally is exposed to a way of life very different from the protected one she has known...Read more
The Lost Wagon
For years, Joe Tower has worked in servitude in the Missouri farm country—first for five years to his grudging father-in-law; then as a hired man working to save a little for his own place; and now in the 1850’s on a small farm owned more by the bank than by him. When he catches a glimpse of...Read more
The Wide Horizon
In this second book about the Pierce family, more than five years have passed since their first moving into the Texas Panhandle. They have learned to live in a primitive sod house and have overcome—and even come to love—the odds that the land with its weather and unusual neighbors presents. Even so...Read more
Victory on the Walls
Thirteen-year-old Bani, though born in Jerusalem, has lived from infancy with his uncle in beautiful Susa, the city of the Persian King Artaxerxes. Now, his Uncle Nehemiah wants to leave his position of high honor as Cupbearer to the King to return to Jerusalem, a city in ruins and beset by every...Read more