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Ailish Sinclair’s—The mermaid and the bear ***** and Fireflies and chocolate*****

Ailish Sinclair’s—The mermaid and the bear ***** and Fireflies and chocolate*****

In 15th century England, Isobell escapes before she is forced into a marriage with Richard—a cruel and nasty friend of her sadistic older brother. She sets sail with her twin brother, Jasper and Ian and head north to Scotland. In a Scottish castle she finds refuge as a kitchen maid helping Bessie. But Agnes who takes care of the Laird’s son, is full of malice, and Richard and her older brother head north in search of Isobell. Can she survive Agnes’s acid tongue and Richard’s determination to claim his prize in an era of witch hunts?

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Yaa Gyasi’s—Homegoing *****

Yaa Gyasi’s—Homegoing *****

This bi-family generational saga begins in the 1700s. The British have established Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. Because of Effia’s mother’s cunning plan, Effia is married to an Englishman and moves away from her Asante tribe to live with her new husband in Coast Castle. Esi begins the journey of the second family. She’s locked up below Coast Castle with hundreds of others awaiting shipment to another part of the world and a life of slavery.

The lives of these two families continue to the present day with each chapter centered around the following generation.