In 1770s Boston, a prosperous merchant’s daughter, Eliza Boylston, lives a charmed life—until war breaches the walls of the family estate and forces her to live in a world in which wealth can no longer protect her. As the chaos of the Revolutionary War tears her family apart, Eliza finds herself drawn to her uncle’s slave, John Watkins. Their love leads to her exile in Braintree, Massachusetts, home to radicals John and Abigail Adams and Eliza’s midwife sister-in-law, Lizzie Boylston. But…
The Passage by Justin Cronin. A security breach at a secret government facility unleashes a monstrous, manmade virus that turns its victims into vicious, vampire-like creatures. Now the only hope for mankind lies with a six-year-old orphan named Amy Harper Bellafonte. Critics have hailed The Passage as a modern-day tribute to Stephen King’s epic, The Stand.
In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. The aristocratic woman Alif loves has jilted him for a prince chosen by her parents, and his computer has just been breached by the State s electronic security force.
In April 1897, Charlotte Bill enters service into the house of the Duke and Duchess of York as a nanny. For decades, "Laa", as she is called, cares for her royal charges, some of which will rule, and one known as "The Lost Prince".