While they are novels, they are quite reliable in their history. The immediacy of the narrative conveys a better understanding of life in those times than most history books. This volume covers Alexander's childhood to young adulthood, including the dramatic events surrounding his ascension to the throne at age 20 after his father's assassination.
As Bright As Heaven A family is reborn through loss and love during the pandemic InPhiladelphia was a city teeming with promise. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters a chance at a better life.
Amidst the tragedy and challenges, they learn what they cannot live without—and what they are willing to do about it. As Bright as Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it.
Also available in these translations: World War Two is over, but recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for a German ballerina desperate to escape her past and the wronged daughter of a French Resistance spy.
Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to be reunited with their American husbands. Meanwhile in the present day, Brette Caslake — a young woman with the ability to see ghosts — visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend.
What she finds there will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old mystery. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall.
Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades…beginning with who she really is.
As Hitler prepares to wage an unprecedented war on London, tens of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside.
Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed. Then a long-lost photograph appears and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died — the same day a stranger reached out and saved her.
But when Meg arrives in Florence, her father is a no-show, leaving the somewhat delusional memoir-writer Sophia Borelli to introduce Meg to the rich beauty of the ancient city. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak believes the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past.
Antique-store owner Jane Lindsay had never expected that her husband of 22 years would walk out on their marriage. But when it happens, she feels powerless to stop the course of events that follow. Then Jane finds an old ring in a box of ancient relics and discovers a Latin inscription in the band along with just one recognizable word: Lucy Day becomes the dressmaker to Lady Jane Grey, an innocent young woman whose fate seems to be controlled by a dangerous political climate, one threatening to deny her true love and pursuit of her own interests.
As the stories of both Janes unfold, it becomes clear that each woman has far more influence over her life than she once imagined. It all comes down to the choices each makes despite the realities they face. White Picket Fences When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen year-old niece Tally.
Lauren finds herself drawn to this girl who lived and died four centuries ago. The strength of her affinity with Mercy forces Lauren to take a startling new look at her own life.The Paperback of the Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault at Barnes & Noble.
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May 01, · Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault published in ★★★★☆ I know I said I wouldn't finish this today, but I surprised myself! I'll have to edit my monthly wrap up post accordingly.
"Fire from Heaven" is a book filled with wisdom about life and gives a lot of food for thought to its readers, young and old alike. Shop new, used, rare, and out-of-print books. Powell's is an independent bookstore based in Portland, Oregon. Browse staff picks, author features, and more. The Paperback of the Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault at Barnes & Noble. Mary Renault has a great talent.” –The New York Times Book Review. From the Publisher. Customer Reviews Like a previous historical fiction novel written by Mary Renault that I've reviewed here I have to tell you that 'Fire From Heaven' is a great book and I 4/5(7).
I can't believe I actually finished this in April. Coming in at around 3 months, this is the longest it's taken me. Andrew Chugg's book, "Alexander's Lovers", which I also ordered from lausannecongress2018.com, contains the most complete historical knowledge about Hephaestion, and "Fire from Heaven" gives us a glimpse into the possible youthful love between Alexander and Hephaestion.
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