As the fates of nations hang in the balance, Annique Williers, an elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, meets her match in British spymaster Robert Grey, the one man she cannot outwit, when they, captured and thrown into prison, form an uneasy alliance in order to survive.
A novel based on the life of the artist Robert Seymour—the caricaturist behind The Pickwick Papers, and the extraordinary events surrounding the birth of Charles Dickens' first novel—departs from the accepted origin of Pickwick put forward by Dickens and his publisher, Edward Chapman.
Carlos lives in a rural Guatemalan village in 1981, when the country is mired in civil war. After a group of soldiers attacks his village, young Carlos must make his way up a mountain on foot to warn his grandmother about the encroaching violence.
Rather then succumb to temptation with the fairer sex, reformed rake Alistair Carsington journeys to Derbyshire, a secluded country town, to keep out of trouble, but his plans go by the wayside when he meets the infuriatingly irresistible Miss Mirabel Oldridge.
Ursula's younger brother Teddy, who survived wartime service, struggles with family life against a backdrop of a changing world.
Running a Jazz Age movie theater that is transformed by Prohibition and the Great Depression, Mazie Phillips reflects on her poverty-stricken youth and converts the theater into a shelter in ways that reverberate nearly a century later.
At the end of the Civil War, three people — Madge, who has the power to heal; Sadie, who can commune with the dead; and Hemp, who is searching for his family — arrive in Chicago where they all battle to survive in a community desperate to lay the pain of the past to rest.