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Here are the new books I got this week:
Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren
Gabi and Lia Betarrini have learned to control their time travel, and they return from medieval Italy to save their father from his tragic death in modern times. But love calls across the centuries, and the girls are determined to return forever—even though they know the Black Plague is advancing across Europe, claiming the lives of one-third of the population. In the suspenseful conclusion of the River of Time series, every decision is about life … and death.
Marie-Grace and the Orphans by Sarah Masters Buckey
Marie-Grace can’t believe what she finds on her doorstep one rainy night: a sweet little baby! But when a stranger comes looking for the little boy, Marie-Grace realizes the baby is in terrible danger. Together, she and Cécile come up with a plan to protect the child. But when rumors of a terrible sickness begin to swirl in New Orleans, Marie-Grace begins to worry—will anyone truly be safe?
Troubles for Cécile by Denise Lewis Patrick
Cécile's summer is off to a glowing start. She and Marie-Grace have been volunteering at a nearby orphanage, playing with the children. But a shadow falls when Cécile hears that a terrible sickness—yellow fever—is spreading in New Orleans. When yellow fever strikes in her own home, Cécile is more afraid than she has ever been before. Can she find the strength to help when her family needs her most?
Marie-Grace Makes a Difference by Sarah Masters Buckey
Marie-Grace is worried. Yellow fever is raging through New Orleans. The orphanage where she and Cécile have been volunteering is becoming crowded with children. And now someone Marie-Grace cares about is terribly ill. When the chance comes to help, Marie-Grace takes it. But will this horrible fever cause Marie-Grace to lose the family she loves?
Cécile's Gift by Denise Lewis Patrick
As Cécile and Marie-Grace volunteer at the orphanage, Cécile becomes especially close to one little girl named Perrine. But there are so many children who hast lost their families, and Cécile wishes she could do more to help them. When she hears that a benefit will be held to raise money for the orphans in New Orleans, she wants to take part. But what can Cécile give to the orphans to lift their sad hearts and let them know she cares?
Velvet by Mary Hooper
Velvet is a laundress in a Victorian steam laundry. With both her mother and father dead, she is an orphan and has to rely upon her own wits to make a living. The laundry is scalding, back-breaking work and Velvet is desperate to create a better life for herself. Then Velvet is noticed by Madame Savoya, a famed medium, who asks Velvet to come to work for her. Velvet is dazzled at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejewelled Madame. But soon Velvet realises that Madame Savoya is not all that she says she is, and Velvet’s very life is in danger . . .
The Mark of the Golden Dragon by L.A. Meyer
Jacky Faber, soldier, sailor, spy, and sometime pirate, condemned for life to the English prison colony in Australia for high crimes against the Crown, has once again wriggled out of the grasp of British authorities. Back on her flagship, the Lorelei Lee, she happily heads back to England in the company of dear friends and her beloved Jaimy Fletcher.
However, due to a typhoon, an earthquake, tidal waves, pirates, and her own impetuous nature, Jacky is cast into a world of danger that extends from the South China Sea to the equally treacherous waters of politics in London's smoky dens of intrigue, deception, and betrayal.
Can she save herself from recapture and a final trip to the gallows? Can she also save her own dear Jaimy from the madness that seems to be overtaking his tortured mind? Devious Chinese businessmen, willowy Eurasian maidens, fierce Gurkhas, loyal friends, and wildly romantic highwaymen are all involved in this tale of love, courage, and redemption.
Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth’s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well.
The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her New York Times-bestselling debut, Halo, comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test.