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The Japanese Lover / Isabel Allende
Irina is a young Moldavian immigrant with a troubled past. She works at an assisted living home where she meets Alma, a Holocaust survivor. Alma falls in love with Ichi, a young Japanese gardener, who survived Topaz, the Japanese internment camp. Despite man’s inhumanity to man, love, art and beauty can exist, as evidenced in their beautiful love story.
The Clan of the Cave Bear / Jean Auel
After a natural disaster kills Ayla’s tribe, members of the Clan of the Cave Bear find her and mistrust her because her blonde hair and blue eyes are different, but she eventually helps them survive.
A Discovery of Witches / Deborah E. Harkness
Discovering a magical manuscript in Oxford’s library, scholar Diana Bishop, a descendant of witches who has rejected her heritage, inadvertently unleashes a fantastical underworld of daemons, witches and vampires whose activities center around an enchanted treasure.
The Queen of the Tearling / Erika Johansen
Although the setting resembles medieval times, this story takes place far in the future. Following a mysterious cataclysmic event referred to as the Crossing, humans now exist without modern technology and have reverted back to feudalism. At the story’s opening, Kelsea, the rightful Queen of the Tearling, turns 19 (the age of ascension) and is escorted by the Queen’s Guard from her forest home to claim her throne.
The Winter Sea / Susanna Kearsley
When novelist Carrie McClelland decides to set her new novel in Slains Castle in Scotland and uses her ancestor, Sophia Paterson, as one of the characters, the novel begins to take on a life of its own and Carrie soon realizes that an unusual bond with her ancestor may be providing her with an immediate window into the past.
Highland Warrior / Monica McCarty
The enforcer for Scotland’s most powerful clan, Jamie Campbell will do anything to stop the violence among feuding Highland clans, even pose as a suitor to Caitrina Lamont, the daughter of a rival clan, but suddenly the boundary between duty and desire has become blurred by his growing feelings for the passionate Caitrina.
The Secret Keeper / Kate Morton
Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career, and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures.
The Time Traveler’s Wife / Audrey Niffenegger
Passionately in love, Clare and Henry vow to hold onto each other and their marriage as they struggle with the effects of Chrono-Displacement Disorder, a condition that casts Henry involuntarily into the world of time travel.
The River of No Return / Bee Ridgway
Waking up in a modern London hospital 200 years after meeting his death on a Napoleonic battlefield, Nick Falcott is indoctrinated into a time-travelling society and returned to the side of a woman he loves to reclaim a vital talisman, a mission that places the fate of the future in his hands.
Overseas / Beatriz Williams
A cynical Wall Street analyst falls uncharacteristically in love with a billionaire with a mysterious past in a romance with mystical ties to a relationship between a World War I British officer and a beautiful young American who held vital information about a fateful reconnaissance mission.