Bright and inquisitive, Hannah Powers was raised by a father who treated her as if she were his son. But hannah’s secret serves her well when she journeys to colonial Maryland to reunite with May, who has been married off to a distant cousin after her sexual misadventures ruined her marriage prospects in England.
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Alone in a wild, too fearless, uncultivated land where the old rules no longer apply, Hannah is freed from the constraints of the society that judged both her and May as dangerous—too smart, and too hungry for life.
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Daughters of the Witching Hill is a powerful novel of intrigue and revelation. This e-book includes a sample chapter of Illuminations. Bess southerns, an impoverished widow living in Pendle Forest, is haunted by visions and gains a reputation as a cunning woman. When a peddler suffers a stroke after exchanging harsh words with Alizon, a local magistrate, eager to make his name as a witch finder, plays neighbors and family members against one another until suspicion and paranoia reach frenzied heights.
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Suspenseful and moving, the Real Minerva is a remarkable novel about the strength of women and the unexpected bonds that form between them. Mary sharratt is the author of the much-acclaimed debut, Summit Avenue, and the forthcoming novel The Vanishing Point. A born-and-bred minnesotan, sharratt drew on her mother's and grandmother's stories of Minnesota farm life in the early twentieth century for The Real Minerva.
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. To emerge as one of the significant voices of the 12th century. Unforgettable. January magazine one of the most extraordinary women of the Middle Ages, healer, composer, Hildegard von Bingen—Benedictine abbess, saint—experienced mystic visions from a very young age. But through the study of books and herbs, through music and the kinship of her sisters, Hildegard found her way from a life of submission to a calling that celebrated the divine glories all around us.
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Not one to stand by in humiliation, Aemilia takes up her own pen in her defense, and in defense of all women.
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Midsummer’s eve, 1648, england is in the grip of a civil war between renegade king and rebellious parliament. Alinor, trapped in poverty and superstition, a descendant of wisewomen, waits in the graveyard under the full moon for a ghost who will declare her free from her abusive husband. Instead, and shows him the secret ways across the treacherous marsh, a young man on the run, she meets James, not knowing that she is leading disaster into the heart of her life.
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This time her ability to travel to the past will be tested. With the help of her new friends, she does her best to move on, focusing instead on the success of her and Flora’s antique shop. But there are still things waiting to be found, still injustices needing to be put right, still voices whispering to Xanthe from long ago about secrets wanting to be shared.
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She tells herself she must forget about Samuel and leave him in the past where he belongs. Soon after, she has an upsetting vision of Samuel in great danger, compelling her to make another journey to the past. This time she'll meet her most dangerous adversary.