After a week of traveling, I'm finally back home and with a pile of books I found on discount. SO many books on discount. I almost couldn't fit them in my suitcases.
From Booksfree rental:
Possessed- Rayne's summer job at a creepy mansion takes a turn for the paranormal.
The Secret Keeper- After the death of his father, Wil uses a world of magic to try to cope.
Swan Maiden- A retelling of the Irish Helen of Troy mythos.
From Williamsburg Visitor Center Bookstore:
Doing Nothing- A study of leisure and its place in American culture.
Rag and Bone- A look at religious belief through the strange history of religious relics.
Founding Myths- How the myths of the founding of our country take away from the patriotic reality.
Loose Cannons- Strange mishaps, myths and misadventures from military history.
The Dead Beat- A writer looks into the making of obituaries and the writers of them.
Traitors & Turncoats- A look at the most notorious traitors in history.
The Red Prince- The strange and complicated life of one of the Hapsburg princes at the beginning of the 19oos.
Curiosities of Literature- Strange trivia from the world of literary figures.
Give Me Liberty- An indentured servant is introduced to a more cultured world by a schoolmaster, but they are both forced to choose sides in the coming Revolution.
The Essential Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- The definitive annotated version of Stevenson's novel.
Founding Mothers- A look at the women in the lives of some of the greatest founding fathers of our country.
The White- Kidnapped by Shawnee, Mary Jemison gives an account of both cultures as someone who is neither one nor the other.
Unwise Passions - An account of the first real sensational trial in America as 18 year old Nancy Randolph is accused of killing her child.
Queen, Empress, Concubine - Tales of 50 ruling women from history.
Casanova - A biography of one of the most notorious lovers in history.
Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds - Tales of the strange origins of words.
Presidential Wives - A look at the wives of the presidents through poignant stories that shed light on the history of the presidency.
Revolutionary Mothers - A look a women during the Revolution and the major part they played.
The Heartless Stone - Fueled by a broken engagement, the author goes on a journey to find out the cold truth about diamonds.
50 Facts That Should Change the USA - Things that if Americans knew and acted upon, would change the country.
The Art of Cheating - The definitive hand guide on how to get away with anything and those who did.
The Ransom of Mercy Carter - Captured by an Indian tribe, Mercy Carter becomes a part of the culture and wonders whether she wants to go back to an English settlement.
From Yorktown Battlefield Bookstore:
The General & Mrs. Washington - A loving look at the first first couple and their devotion to each other.
From Yorktown Victory Center Giftstore:
The Ninth Daughter - When Abigail's husband John is accused of murder, the Revolutionary lady sets out to clear his name.
A Marked Man - Abigail Adams' is shocked when one of the Sons of Liberty is accused of murder and she sets out to prove him innocent.
Barnes & Noble:
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens - A history of the female descendants of Genghis Khan.
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Dark Tales - Lovecraft's stylized horror stories.