Racing with the Wind

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Regan Walker
Racing with the Wind
Hugh Redgrave, Marquis of Ormond, is the only son of the Duke of Albany.  He is a reputed rake and leading a secret life as a spy/thief for the Prince Regent. There is unrest in France after Napoleon’s defeat. A double agent is passing along British intelligence. Hugh must uncover the agent’s identity. Lady Mary Campbell is the headstrong, rebellious, intelligent niece of Lord Baynes, who is a diplomat for the Prince Regent. She continually places herself in grave danger to thwart a Prussian plot against the king. If the enemy doesn’t kill her, Hugh might…This is the first book in the Agents of the Crown Trilogy. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle. 

What Darkness Brings: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  C.S.  Harris
What Darkness Brings: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
A wealthy gem merchant, Benjamin Eisler, is found dead in his decrepit home filled with priceless works of art. Russell Yates, a pirate, is found standing over his body. The case is solved, the trial is pending and his execution is a sure thing. Sebastian St. Cyr is asked to investigate the murder, the accused is the husband of his former lover and Yates claims to be innocent. Sebastian soon discovers that the victim was a vile swindler and blackmailer and the list of suspects rapidly increases as well as the danger. People are lying, others are dying and the clock ticks towards Yate’s demise. This is the eighth book in the suspense series that takes place in Regency England. I look forward to the 9th; the drama between the main characters and their secrets are so compelling.

Conspirata : a novel of ancient Rome

From Rita Gross
author:  Harris, Robert
Conspirata : a novel of ancient Rome
This is the second installment of a trilogy about the last days of the Roman Republic.  Imperium, the first volume, depicts Cicero’s rise to power in the Senate.   Conspirata picks up the story as Cicero is serving his term as Consul.  Both books are narrated by Tiro, who is Cicero’s slave and private secretary. Tiro is credited with the invention of short hand, writing Cicero’s biography and is an eyewitness to all that unfolds.

The year of Cicero’s Consulate is plagued by treachery.  Enemies plotting against the Republic and Cicero’s life proliferate.  The political maneuverings are full of twists and turns and could serve as a textbook for political intrigue.  This is a gripping page turner.  I highly recommend both of these books to anyone who enjoys a thrilling read.

The centurion’s wife

From Ginny Pisciotta
author: Bunn, Davis
The centurion’s wife
If you like biblical fiction you should enjoy this book.  Experience the drama of the earliest days of Christianity through the eyes of Leah and Alban. Although born to wealth and power, Leah is now working as a servant in the household of her uncle, Pontius Pilate. She is dreading an arranged betrothal to Alban, an ambitious centurion who is sent by Pilate to find out what happened to the body of Jesus, and whether the disciples were planning a revolt against Rome.  Procula, Pilate’s wife, sends Leah on a similar mission.  Revisit familiar biblical characters, and meet new fictional ones in this novel filled with danger, intrigue, romance and life-changing faith.