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Men of the Cross (Battle Scars #1) by Charlene Newcomb

Men of the Cross (Battle Scars #1) by Charlene Newcomb

Henry has left the comforts of his home against his father’s wishes to go fight in the crusades with King Richard for God and country. His father warns him that he knows nothing about the happenings of war but Henry has trained for this, he’s been knighted; he’s ready.

Stephen is a veteran. He has fought in many battles, seen men do many a horrible things. He’s quite drunk, boisterous, and telling quite the tales when Henry meets him for the first time in a tavern. From here they become good friends. Even though Stephen prefers the company of men. Henry has let him know that he is betrothed, and if he wasn’t he couldn’t betray God like in that manner.

As they venture closer to the holy land battles are fought, allies betray them, Henry experiences death of a close friend and he loses that last bit of innocence he held so close. Henry begins to question many things, most of all, his feelings toward Stephen.

As war moves forward Henry seems to be stuck. His legs and his horse are taking him where the king demands, but his heart and head are causing another war altogether.

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The Holly Groweth Green by Amy Rae Durreson

The Holly Groweth Green by Amy Rae Durreson

Former Navy Doctor Laurance Payne is on a train on his way home in December of 1946 when the train is stopped due to snow. Eventually he disembarks and heads into town to find out that the local establishment has no vacancy. So instead of waiting for a ride, he attempts an adventure, and tries to find the place on his own.

Laurence suffered a brain injury in the war and has difficulty deciphering his right from left and finds himself far from civilization and on the door step of a cabin. When a man opens the door Laurence realizes there might be someone out there more eccentric as himself. Especially when the man, Avery, begins to talk, and flick on candles by magic.

As the days go by Laurence starts to believe Avery’s tale of being centuries old and cursed by fairies. Then he wakes up on the 13th day of staying in the cabin to find himself alone and the cabin in disrepair. Did he hallucinate everything or was Avery right and now Laurence must find a way to break the curse?

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Fagin’s Boys (Oliver and Jack #1) by Christina E. Pilz

Fagin’s Boys (Oliver and Jack #1) by Christina E. Pilz

Christina brings us a probable continuation to Oliver Twist.

Oliver’s Uncle Brownlow has deceased and he must figure out what he’s going to do with his future. To Mr. Grimwig, Oliver will always be an orphan, thief, and nothing more.

After getting the apprenticeship of a lifetime to learn business, things begin to go downhill. A person from Oliver’s past haunts his every move. His employer shows his true colors and Oliver can’t stomach it.

After a horrible event due to Oliver’s temper he runs to the only place he finds solace, Jack.

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We Met in Dreams by Rowan McAllister

We Met in Dreams by Rowan McAllister

Arthur-Viscount Campden has been left mentally ill after a fever as a child. He hallucinates frequently by hearing and seeing things that aren’t there. He’s since been locked in his rooms for the past ten years.

One night he disturbed by a ruckus outside his door. He listens intently trying to figure out what the noise is when a stranger appears in his room. He believes it another hallucination; that talks back.

Fox first presents himself to Arthur as a commoner but soon allows Arthur to know he too is a gentleman. Fox is charmed by the innocence of Arthur and frequents him in his rooms. They quickly develop a friendship that eventually leads to more. All the while we’re seeing Arthur come out of his shell.

Secrets are revealed that have Arthur making rash decisions that drastically change his future.


 

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