Paulette Jiles
Enemy Women

Enemy Women

From Kirkus: "A distinguished epic of war, courage, and love, with a memorable heroine of passion and intelligence. Splendid."

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News of the World: A Novel

News of the World: A Novel

From the publisher: "In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust."

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The Color of Lightning

The Color of Lightning

From the author of <a href=https://modernmrsdarcy.com/books/news-world-novel/><em>News of the World</em></a>, the publisher calls this: "A stirring work of fiction set on the untamed Texas frontier in the aftermath of the Civil War. <em>The Color of Lightning</em> is a beautifully rendered and unforgettable re-examination of one of the darkest periods in U.S. history."

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Stormy Weather: A Novel

Stormy Weather: A Novel

From the publisher: "From Paulette Jiles comes a poignant and unforgettable story of hardship, sacrifice, and strength in a tragic time—and of a desperate dream born of an undying faith in the arrival of a better day."

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Simon the Fiddler

Simon the Fiddler

Jiles’s confident new novel sweeps readers away to post-Civil War Texas, populated by frontiersman, outlaws, soldiers, and those eager to seize opportunity wherever they can find it. Among them is a poor fiddler named Simon Boudlin, who, though just twenty-three, knows exactly what he wants from life: his own parcel of land and a wife to share it. While playing an officer’s dinner one fated evening, Simon spies the beautiful Doris Dillon across the room and falls in love at first sight. But how can Simon free the indentured Doris from her dangerous master? And how can a lowly fiddler save enough gold to buy the homestead his future wife deserves? With a group of ragtag musicians for companions, Simon sets out on a quest to secure the future he’s dreamed of. This story will make your heart sing as sweetly as the tunes from Simon’s fiddle, and that’s saying something.

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