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Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe

Pdf Fiction Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe

Pdf:Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe.This edition includes all the Poe's Works of Poetry & Fiction that are included in the Poe Canon:- Poems (Alone, The Raven, etc.)- Tales (The Fall of The House of Usher, etc.)You can move quickly back and forth among Poems and Tales by simply clicking a link in the Table of Contents.The Logical TOC (NCX) allows you to jump back and forth between topics with a simple press of the Kindle 5-way toggle.All the prose and all the verses are correctly indented, spaced and formatted.INTRODUCTIONEDGAR ALLAN POE AN APPRECIATION EDGAR ALLAN POE By James Russell Lowell DEATH OF EDGAR A. POE By N. P. Willis ESSAYSMAELZEL'S CHESS-PLAYER OLD ENGLISH POETRY PHILOSOPHY OF FURNITURE. MORNING ON THE WISSAHICCONTHE POETIC PRINCIPLE POEMS POEMS OF LATER LIFE A DREAM WITHIN A DREAMA VALENTINE. AN ENIGMA ANNABEL LEE. BRIDAL BALLADELDORADO. EULALIE FOR ANNIE THE BELLS. THE CITY IN THE SEA. THE RAVEN. THE SLEEPER. TO F - - . TO FRANCES S. OSGOOD TO HELEN TO MARIE LOUISE TO MARIE LOUISE TO MY MOTHERULALUME POEMS OF MANHOOD DREAM-LAND HYMN LENORE SCENES FROM "POLITIAN" SILENCE THE COLISEUM. THE CONQUEROR WORM. THE HAUNTED PALACE. TO ONE IN PARADISE. TO ZANTE POEMS OF YOUTH A DREAM A PÆAN. AL AARAAFAL AARAAF DREAMS EVENING STAR Elizabeth FAIRY-LAND HYMN TO ARISTOGEITON AND HARMODIUS IMITATION IN YOUTH I HAVE KNOWN ONE ISRAFEL LETTER TO MR. B - . ROMANCE SERENADE SONG SONNET - TO SCIENCE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD TAMERLANE THE HAPPIEST DAY. THE LAKE - - TO - - THE VALLEY OF UNREST TO - - TO - - TO HELEN TO MARGARET TO THE RIVER - - DOUBTFUL POEMS ALONE TO ISADORE THE VILLAGE STREET THE FOREST REVERIE TALESA DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTRÖM. A PREDICAMENT A TALE OF JERUSALEM A TALE OF THE RAGGED MOUNTAINS BERENICE BON-BON. DIDDLING CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE EXACT SCIENCES. ELEONORA FOUR BEASTS IN ONE - THE HOMO-CAMELEOPARD HOP-FROG HOW TO WRITE A BLACKWOOD ARTICLE. KING PEST LANDOR'S COTTAGE LIGEIA ....

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The Kite Runner

Pdf Fiction The Kite Runner

Pdf:The Kite Runner.Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan grow up in different worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara - a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him. The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship and betrayal, and about the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons - their love, their sacrifices, and their lies. Written against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But through the devastation, Khaled Hosseini offers hope for redemption.

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Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

Pdf Fiction Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

Pdf:Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America.Audie Award Winner, History, 2014 Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2013 Arguably the most important American lawyer of the 20th century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in an explosive and deadly case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life. In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming, and citrus barons got rich on the backs of cheap Jim Crow labor. To maintain order and profits, they turned to Willis V. McCall, a violent sheriff who ruled Lake County with murderous resolve. When a white 17-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, McCall was fast on the trail of four young blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves beyond the citrus groves. By day's end, the Ku Klux Klan had rolled into town, burning the homes of blacks to the ground and chasing hundreds into the swamps, hell-bent on lynching the young men who came to be known as the "Groveland Boys". And so began the chain of events that would bring Thurgood Marshall, the man known as "Mr. Civil Rights", into the deadly fray. Associates thought it was suicidal for him to wade into the "Florida Terror" at a time when he was irreplaceable to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but the lawyer would not shrink from the fight - not after the Klan had murdered one of Marshall's NAACP associates involved with the case and Marshall had endured continual threats that he would be next. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as unprecedented access to the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader, setting his rich and driving narrative against the heroic backdrop of a case that U.S. Supreme Court justice Robert Jackson decried as "one of the best examples of one of the worst menaces to American justice."

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Pdf Fiction Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Pdf:Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.Maverick author Hunter S. Thompson introduced the world to "gonzo journalism" with this cult classic that shot back up the best seller lists after Thompson's suicide in 2005. No book ever written has more perfectly captured the spirit of the 1960s counterculture. In Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, Raoul Duke (Thompson) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (inspired by a friend of Thompson) are quickly diverted to search for the American dream. Their quest is fueled by nearly every drug imaginable and quickly becomes a surreal experience that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. But there is more to this hilarious tale than reckless behavior, for underneath the hallucinogenic facade is a stinging criticism of American greed and consumerism.

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Metro 2033

Pdf Fiction Metro 2033

Pdf:Metro 2033.The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the Earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth, living in the Moscow Metro - the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters, or the need to repulse enemy incursion. VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line, one of the Metro's best stations and secure. But a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro to alert everyone to the danger and to get help. He holds the future of his station in his hands, the whole Metro - and maybe the whole of humanity.

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What the Wind Knows

Pdf Fiction What the Wind Knows

Pdf:What the Wind Knows.In an unforgettable love story, a woman’s impossible journey through the ages could change everything…Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own.As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland’s independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Pdf Fiction Where the Crawdads Sing

Pdf:Where the Crawdads Sing.Number-one New York Times best seller A Reese's Book Club + Hello Sunshine on Audible Pick"I can't even express in words how much I love this book...the way it's performed on Audible just took me right back to my long summers in Tennessee. This story has a special place in my heart - I didn't want it to end." (Reese Witherspoon) "Painfully beautiful." (The New York Times Book Review)"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver." (Bustle)How long can you protect your heart? For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

Pdf:Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel.Number-one New York Times best-seller and the perfect holiday gift.A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick"Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!" (Reese Witherspoon)No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.  Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . The only way to survive is to open your heart.  

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Broken Captive: A Reverse Harem Omegaverse Dark Romance (Wren's Song Book 3)

Pdf Fiction Broken Captive: A Reverse Harem Omegaverse Dark Romance (Wren's Song Book 3)

Pdf:Broken Captive: A Reverse Harem Omegaverse Dark Romance (Wren's Song Book 3).They refuse to set Wren free. Caspian who can't understand his undying longing for the silent girl. Toby who loves her, obsesses over her--would kill for her. And Kieran... who needs Wren's affection, and hates her for it. Broken Captive: Wren's Song Book 3 is a dark, sinister Omegaverse Reverse Harem tale for those with twisted tastes and a passion for unabashed bad boys. Complete power exchange dominates these pages, as do THREE smoking-hot Alpha antiheroes. Over 450 ★★★★★ Star Reviews Across the Series! ***"This book made me have ALL the feelings. It's as filthy as you would expect but it's so much more!" - Darkreads, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★"Absolutely incredible. Addison Cain has outdone herself with this story. By far my favorite book in the series. This book had me on the edge of my seat, tears in eyes before yet another gut wrenching plunge." Jacquelyn, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★"All the Stars. ALL. OF. Them." - Ri, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★"My absolute FAVORITE of this enthralling masterpiece series!" - Myra Danvers, USA Today bestselling author ★★★★★"Oh wow, this series gets better with each book! I have to say, this one was intense." - Shelli, Goodreads reviewer ★★★★★"Oh my word, this is an absolutely amazing series." Louise, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★"What a great third book in this series. It was good to watch Caspian and Kerian squirm with the feelings they are being forced to face when it comes to Wren and what she means to them." - Kathy, Goodreads reviewers ★★★★★

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You

Pdf Fiction You

Pdf:You.How far would you go for the perfect love? A young man's dark obsession with an enigmatic, gorgeous writer leads to murderous consequences in this erotic psychological thriller. You walk into the bookstore and you keep your hand on the door to make sure it doesn't slam. You smile, embarrassed to be a nice girl, and your nails are bare and your V-neck sweater is beige and it's impossible to know if you're wearing a bra but I don't think that you are. You're so clean that you're dirty and you murmur your first word to me - hello. When aspiring writer and recent Brown graduate Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he's instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can't resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade, and their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences. Dark, masterful, and timely, debut novelist Caroline Kepnes' You is a perversely romantic thriller that's more dangerously clever than any you've heard before. A chilling account of unrelenting passion, this tale of love, sex, and death will stay with you long after the story ends.

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Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian

Pdf Fiction Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian

Pdf:Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian.See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of listeners around the world. Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty - until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him - past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian's cold, wounded heart. Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him? This audiobook is intended for mature audiences.Look for E L James' passionate new love story, The Mister, coming April 16, 2019. 

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The Priory of the Orange Tree

Pdf Fiction The Priory of the Orange Tree

Pdf:The Priory of the Orange Tree.A world divided. A queendom without an heir.  An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

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Tipping the Velvet

Pdf Fiction Tipping the Velvet

Pdf:Tipping the Velvet.Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury. Through a friend at the box office, Nan manages to visit all her shows and finally meet her heroine. Soon after, she becomes Kitty's dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Square where they begin a glittering career as music-hall stars in an all-singing and dancing double act. At the same time, behind closed doors, they admit their attraction to each other and their affair begins.

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Wake of Vultures: The Shadow, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Wake of Vultures: The Shadow, Book 1

Pdf:Wake of Vultures: The Shadow, Book 1.A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death, and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface. Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye, can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood, and he turns into black sand. And just like that, Nettie can see. But her newfound ability is a blessing and a curse. Even if she doesn't understand what's under her own skin, she can sense what everyone else is hiding - at least physically. The world is full of evil, and now she knows the source of all the sand in the desert. Haunted by the spirits, Nettie has no choice but to set out on a quest that might lead to her true kin...if the monsters along the way don't kill her first.

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Ghost Wall: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Ghost Wall: A Novel

Pdf:Ghost Wall: A Novel.A taut, gripping tale of a young woman and an Iron Age reenactment trip that unearths frightening behavior. The light blinds you; there's a lot you miss by gathering at the fireside. In the North of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age.  For two weeks, the length of her father's vacation, they join an anthropology course set to reenact life in simpler times. They are surrounded by forests of birch and rowan; they make stew from foraged roots and hunted rabbit. The students are fulfilling their coursework; Silvie's father is fulfilling his lifelong obsession. He has raised her on stories of early man, taken her to witness rare artifacts, recounted time and again their rituals and beliefs - particularly their sacrifices to the bog. Mixing with the students, Silvie begins to see, hear, and imagine another kind of life, one that might include going to university, traveling beyond England, choosing her own clothes and food, speaking her mind.   The ancient Britons built ghost walls to ward off enemy invaders, rude barricades of stakes topped with ancestral skulls. When the group builds one of its own, they find a spiritual connection to the past. What comes next but human sacrifice?   A story at once mythic and strikingly timely, Sarah Moss' Ghost Wall urges us to wonder how far we have come from the "primitive minds" of our ancestors.    Praise for Ghost Wall: "I have never read a novel this slender that holds inside it quite so much. Wild, calm, dark yet hopeful, a girl with a smart-mouth narrates her own difficult history as well as that of Britain.... This book ratcheted the breath out of me so skillfully that as soon as I'd finished, the only thing I wanted was to read it again." (Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist)"I stayed up half the night gulping down Sarah Moss's slim, unnervingly tense novel. Ghost Wall has subtlety, wit, and the force of a rock to the head: an instant classic." (Emma Donoghue, author of Room)

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Under Mr. Nolan's Bed: Revised: A Pseudo Incest FFM Menage Erotic Romance

Pdf Fiction Under Mr. Nolan's Bed: Revised: A Pseudo Incest FFM Menage Erotic Romance

Pdf:Under Mr. Nolan's Bed: Revised: A Pseudo Incest FFM Menage Erotic Romance.From best-selling & award-winning author Selena Kitt Half a million naughty books sold in 2011 Guarunteed quality - this kitty's cream rises to the top! Leah and Erica have been best friends and have gone to the same Catholic school since just about forever. Leah spends so much time with the Nolans - just Erica and her handsome stepfather now, since Erica's mother died - that she's practically part of the family. When the girls find something naughty under Mr. Nolan's bed, their strict, repressive upbringing makes it all the more exciting as they begin their sexual experimentation. Leah's exploration presses deeper, and eventually she finds herself in love for the first time, torn between her best friend and her best friend's stepfather. Warning: This title contains erotic situations, lesbian sex, sex toys, some very naughty taboos, and also makes mention of pornography, salmon, amusement parks, chocolate covered strawberries, brownies (as well as girl scouts), plaid skirts, naughty uses for confessionals, and some sacrilegious humor. NOTE: If the taboo is too intense for you (even between step-relations) check out the guilt-free version of this story called "Plaid Skirt Confessions" by Selena Kitt!

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Juliet Takes a Breath: A Gabby Rivera Novel

Pdf Fiction Juliet Takes a Breath: A Gabby Rivera Novel

Pdf:Juliet Takes a Breath: A Gabby Rivera Novel.Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn't sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that's going to help her figure out this whole "Puerto Rican lesbian" thing. She's interning with the author of her favorite book: Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women's bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff. Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer? Is that even possible? Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle? With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself.

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Invisible Life

Pdf Fiction Invisible Life

Pdf:Invisible Life.Just a few years ago, E. Lynn Harris was selling his self-published novel Invisible Life out of the back of his car. Today he is a best-selling publishing sensation, with more than one million copies of his four novels sold. To celebrate Harris's incredible success, and offer his fans the opportunity to own, at last, an audio version of Invisible Life. Invisible Life is the story of a young man's coming of age. Law school, girlfriends, and career choices were all part of Raymond Tyler's life, but there were other, more terrifying issues for him to confront. Being black was tough enough, but Raymond was becoming more and more conscious of sexual feelings that he knew weren't "right." He was completely committed to Sela, his longtime girlfriend, but his attraction to Kelvin, whom he had met during his last year in law school, had become more than just a friendship. No matter how much he tried to suppress them, his feelings were deeply sexual. Fleeing to New York to escape both Sela and Kelvin, Raymond finds himself more confused than ever before. New relationships--both male and female--give him enormous pleasure but keep him from finding the inner peace and lasting love he so desperately desires. The horrible illness and death of a friend force Raymond, at last, to face the truth.

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Stray City: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Stray City: A Novel

Pdf:Stray City: A Novel.A warm, funny, and whip-smart debut novel about rebellious youth, inconceivable motherhood, and the complications of belonging - to a city, a culture, and a family - when none of them can quite contain who you really are. All of us were refugees of the nuclear family.... Twenty-four-year-old artist Andrea Morales escaped her Midwestern Catholic childhood - and the closet - to create a home and life for herself within the thriving but insular lesbian underground of Portland, Oregon. But one drunken night, reeling from a bad breakup and a friend's betrayal, she recklessly crosses enemy lines and hooks up with a man. To her utter shock, Andrea soon discovers she's pregnant - and despite the concerns of her astonished circle of gay friends, she decides to have the baby. A decade later, when her precocious daughter Lucia starts asking questions about the father she's never known, Andrea is forced to reconcile the past she hoped to leave behind with the life she's worked so hard to build. A thoroughly modern and original anti-romantic comedy, Stray City is an unabashedly entertaining literary debut about the families we're born into and the families we choose, about finding yourself by breaking the rules, and making bad decisions for all the right reasons.

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Here Comes the Sun: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Here Comes the Sun: A Novel

Pdf:Here Comes the Sun: A Novel.Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis-Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas. At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman - fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves - must confront long-hidden scars. From a much-heralded new writer, Here Comes the Sun offers a dramatic glimpse into a vibrant, passionate world most outsiders see simply as paradise.

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The Buddha of Suburbia

Pdf Fiction The Buddha of Suburbia

Pdf:The Buddha of Suburbia.The hero of Hanif Kureishi's debut novel is a dreamy teenager, desperate to escape suburban South London and experience the forbidden fruits which the 1970s seem to offer. When the unlikely opportunity of a life in the theatre announces itself, Karim starts to win the sort of attention he has been craving, albeit with some rude and raucous results.

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The Proposal

Pdf Fiction The Proposal

Pdf:The Proposal.A Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine on Audible Pick "So excited to share my February pick for Reese's Book Club: The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory! It starts with a proposal in front of 45,000 people at Dodger Stadium. But it's not exactly love and baseball for Nikole (who says no!!!), and as she's chased out of the stadium by live camera crews, she's saved by a couple...of siblings.... Find out what happens next!" (Reese Witherspoon)The New York Times Best SellerA Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick"There is so much to relate to and throughout the novel, there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too." (New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay)The New York Times best-selling author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn't turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own.... When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn't come as a surprise - or happen in front of 45,000 people. When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn't the hard part - they've only been dating for five months, and he can't even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans.... At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik's rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He's even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik's social media blows up - in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can't be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes....

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Power of Lies (The Dark Orchid Book 1)

Pdf Fiction Power of Lies (The Dark Orchid Book 1)

Pdf:Power of Lies (The Dark Orchid Book 1).Everyone lies.  When working for a sex mage, it's the only way to stay safe.That's the first thing Jaeda learns when she's named as the Chosen.  The mage needs a sacrifice, and she's willing to give it.  Maybe too willing.  After all, this man is lust incarnate; a woman would have to be insane not to want him, even if he is dangerous.But desiring someone's body is very different from falling in love.  In her line of work, the two must never be confused.  She doesn't even know his name!  He's simply The Jackal, a terrifyingly powerful sex mage, and she's his altar.  Her lust fuels him.  He needs it.And that puts her in control.Now, she gets to spend her days with a mage who wields sex like a weapon and his assistant who's as irresistible as some long-lost god brought to life.  The things they do to her body are amazing, and the rest? These men want to spoil her with the kind of riches she's always dreamed of.  It's the best job she can imagine.Unfortunately, it's never that easy.  This is supposed to be about making magic - that's it.  Feelings have no place in a mage's temple.  Affection is a curse.  But when the enemy decides she'll make the perfect weapon to steal the Jackal's power, what's she supposed to do?  After all, she's just a stupid girl caught in the middle.  Her job is to just lie back and take it.Except, someone's been lying.It might even be her.POWER OF LIES is a complete novel with a reverse harem, polyamorous storyline.  It is intended for a mature audience due to the presence of consensual sex, group sex, M/M scenes, and plenty of vulgar language - as well as some potentially triggering violence since the bad guys don't always play nice.  While this is a love story, it may not be right for all readers.

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The Proposal

Pdf Fiction The Proposal

Pdf:The Proposal.Review Praise for The Proposal“With sharp banter, a well-rounded cast of characters, and plenty of swoony scenes, Jasmine Guillory defends her position as one of the most exciting rom-com writers out there.”—Buzzfeed“There is so much to relate to and throughout the novel, there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too.”—Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author“The feminist romance touches on uncomfortable conversations about consent during courtship and works to a satisfying ending.”—Mental Floss'The real pleasure here is the little world Guillory has created...a Los Angeles populated with a diverse, devoted crowd of nice people who hold each other up, treat each other to cupcakes, have each other’s back, and occasionally fall in love.'—Seattle TimesPraise for The Wedding Date“A swoony rom-com brimming with humor and charm.”—Entertainment Weekly “Guillory’s debut is as enchanting as her characters—bright, bold, warm and wonderful. Even better, there’s a proposal to rival any commercial that Madison Avenue can deliver.”—WashingtonPost.com  “This novel reads like a truly contemporary contemporary romance in that the hero and heroine grapple with issues anyone dating today will relate to.”—NPR.com “Kudos to Guillory, whose lively dialogue is matched by her multifaceted characters.”—Essence Magazine “The novel is a light-hearted and quick read with fully drawn characters.”—Associated Press “A romance novel that will make you believe in happily ever afters.”—Nylon.com “What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel. I couldn’t put The Wedding Date down. I love a good romance and this delivered from the first page to the last...One of the best books I’ve read in a while.”—Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author Read more About the Author Jasmine Guillory is a lawyer, a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School, and a Bay Area native who lives in Oakland, California. She has been published in The Toast and The Hairpin, has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake for every occasion, and upwards of fifty lipsticks. She is The New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date and The Proposal. Visit her online at jasmineguillory.com and twitter.com/thebestjasmine. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Magic of Lust (The Dark Orchid Book 2)

Pdf Fiction Magic of Lust (The Dark Orchid Book 2)

Pdf:Magic of Lust (The Dark Orchid Book 2).The rules of magic are changing, and she's going to make sure they work for her.Mages are always men. Until her. They harvest the power of simple, primitive emotions. Until her. Jaeda is something new, and the best way to protect herself is to make sure the enemy doesn't have a clue.That's going to be difficult with an Adevian mage about to take her town.Shahwa has become her home. A haven of pirates, whores, and vagabonds, this desert oasis is a myth to many and a scourge to the rest, but there's something special about it. It's filled with compassion and made up of people who know exactly what it's like to belong nowhere else.Now, it's her job to protect them. Hopefully, she won't have to do it alone, because the Jackal still hasn't shown up. She thought what they had was special. Now, she's not so sure, even though her heart says he'll still come. Her mind says she'll save herself either way.But the Jackal promised her everything, and he meant it. One woman, three men, and they're all bound together by magic. He's not about to let that go.Together, they have a chance to find happiness, yet before any of that is possible, they have to sort out their own issues. If they can figure out how to do that, then these four have something worth fighting for: each other. Because what they have is more than just the magic of lust.MAGIC OF LUST is a complete novel with a reverse harem, polyamorous storyline. It is intended for a mature audience due to the presence of consensual sex, group sex, M/M scenes, and plenty of vulgar language - as well as some potentially triggering situations since the bad guys don't always play nice. While this is a love story, it may not be right for all readers.

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The Wedding Date

Pdf Fiction The Wedding Date

Pdf:The Wedding Date.A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty multicultural romance debut by New York Times best-selling author Jasmine Guillory.The USA Today best seller#5 LibraryReads Pick"A swoony rom-com brimming with humor and charm." [Entertainment Weekly (The Must List)]"What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel.... One of the best books I've read in a while." (Roxane Gay, New York Times best-selling author of Hunger) Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn't normally do. But there's something about Drew Nichols that's too hard to resist. On the eve of his ex's wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend... After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she's the mayor's chief of staff. Too bad they can't stop thinking about the other... They're just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century - or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want... One of...Entertainment Weekly's "12 Romances for V-Day"Cosmopolitan's "2018 Anticipated Reads"Elle's "2018 Must Reads"Harpers Bazaar's "New January Must Reads"The Fug Girls' "Best Books of the Year"Elle UK's "Books to Get You Through 2018"Nylon's "January Must Reads"Hello Giggles' "New Release Recs"Electric Lit's "Books by WoC to Read in 2018"Bitch Media's "2018 Must Reads"BookBub's "2018 Romance Must Reads"Bookriot's "Must Read 2018 January Releases"RetailMeNot's "2018 Must Reads"

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Lick: Stage Dive, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Lick: Stage Dive, Book 1

Pdf:Lick: Stage Dive, Book 1.Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this. Evelyn Thomas' plans for celebrating her 21st birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened. In Kylie Scott's Lick, one thing is certain: Being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride. This audiobook includes an excerpt from the first book in Kylie Scott's new Dive Bar series, Dirty.

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Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 2

Pdf Fiction Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 2

Pdf:Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 2.Gideon Cross: As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction...my every desire...mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We'd never work. It was too hard, too painful...except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession....

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This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

Pdf Fiction This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

Pdf:This Is How It Always Is: A Novel."Every once in a while, I discover a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel has done just that. It's a story about family: childhood, parenthood, and the sometimes-heartbreaking decisions that come with it. As a mother, this story absolutely tore at my heartstrings. I can't wait for you to listen to it!" x ReeseThis is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after...until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change...and then change the world. When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn aren't panicked at first. Kids go through phases, after all, and make-believe is fun. But soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes. Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is an audiobook about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it's about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again; parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts; children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don't get to keep them forever. 

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Call Me Cockroach: Based on a True Story

Pdf Fiction Call Me Cockroach: Based on a True Story

Pdf:Call Me Cockroach: Based on a True Story.Our prisons and mental hospitals are filled with tragic stories like Tuesday Storm's. Her early childhood was riddled with torturous "games" and violent physical attacks. She was isolated from the rest of her family, locked in an attic with nothing but a bare bed and a bucket for a toilet, and fed just enough to be kept alive. The experts say it's next to impossible to find the soul's light in a dark past like Tuesday's. They say she'll never trust again after being betrayed by the people she loved most, or silence the voices inside her head telling her she's worthless and unloved. She's doomed to suffer a lifetime of depression and self-destructive behavior, and destined to be drawn to people who will again abuse her. That's what the experts say. And the thing about experts is - they're usually right. Call Me Cockroach is a chilling illustration of the unfortunate truth that no one comes away from severe childhood trauma unscathed. For those of you familiar with Byrne's debut book, Call Me Tuesday, this memoir is the rest of the story. To everyone else, it's a glimpse into the tormented mind and troubled heart of a woman struggling to overcome the debilitating aftermath of a horrific childhood.

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Cigar Club: Open Tab, Book 2

Pdf Fiction Cigar Club: Open Tab, Book 2

Pdf:Cigar Club: Open Tab, Book 2.Fallon Foster is Whiskey Springs' self-proclaimed token lesbian. She isn't a token any longer. After her year-long affair with best friend Andi Maguire ends, Fallon hopes to earn the trust and win the heart of the town's newest resident, Riley Main. Ghosts from the past still haunt Fallon and Riley. Informed by loss and betrayal, the pair endeavors to find their way to each other. Along the way, their growing affection and burgeoning relationship will change the lives and the paths of more people than Riley and Fallon could imagine. As Fallon and Riley begin to discover life together, Andi must learn how to live alone. A trip back to her former home in San Diego for Riley, family upheaval for Andi, and a visit from an old flame for Fallon will put their hearts and their relationships to the test. Against the backdrop of a small Vermont town, three women will learn that love always requires a little bit of letting go. Rich with a colorful cast of characters, Whiskey Springs is a place where even if everybody doesn't know your name, somebody knows your business.Enjoy a pint at Murphy's Law with Fallon, Riley, Andi, Ida, Carol and their colorful friends, and discover that life is all about finding a place to call home.Cigar Club is the second installment in the Open Tab series by best-selling author JA Armstrong.

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Southernmost

Pdf Fiction Southernmost

Pdf:Southernmost.In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love.  In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew - and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle.  With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he'd turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love.  Southernmost is a tender and affecting book, a meditation on love and its consequences.

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Sugar Run: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Sugar Run: A Novel

Pdf:Sugar Run: A Novel.In 1989, Jodi McCarty is 17 years old when she's sentenced to life in prison. When she's released 18 years later, she finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom but determined to chart a better course for herself. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian Mountains, she heads south in search of someone she left behind, as a way of finally making amends. There, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother living in a motel room with her children. Together they head toward what they hope will be a fresh start. But what do you do with your past - and with a town and a family that refuses to forget, or to change?Set within the charged insularity of rural West Virginia, Mesha Maren's Sugar Run is a searing and gritty debut about making a break for another life, the use and treachery of makeshift families, and how, no matter the distance we think we've traveled from the mistakes we've made, too often we find ourselves standing in precisely the place we began.

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More Happy Than Not

Pdf Fiction More Happy Than Not

Pdf:More Happy Than Not.Happiness shouldn't be this hard... When it first gets announced, the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto; miracle cure-alls don't tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. Aaron can't forget how he's grown up poor, how his friends all seem to shrug him off, and how his father committed suicide in their one-bedroom apartment. He has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it's not enough. Then Thomas shows up. He doesn't mind Aaron's obsession over the Scorpius Hawthorne books and has a sweet movie setup on his roof. There are nicknames. Aaron's not only able to be himself, but happiness feels easy with Thomas. The love Aaron discovers may cost him what's left of his life. But since Aaron can't suddenly stop being gay, Leteo may be the only way out.

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Imagine Me Gone

Pdf Fiction Imagine Me Gone

Pdf:Imagine Me Gone.From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: How far will we go to save the people we love the most? When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings - the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec - struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence. Told in alternating points of view by all five members of the family, this searing, gut-wrenching, yet frequently hilarious novel brings alive with remarkable depth and poignancy the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family. With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives.

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No One Can Pronounce My Name: A Novel

Pdf Fiction No One Can Pronounce My Name: A Novel

Pdf:No One Can Pronounce My Name: A Novel.A humorous and tender multigenerational novel about immigrants and outsiders - those trying to find their place in American society and within their own families. In a suburb outside Cleveland, a community of Indian Americans has settled into lives that straddle the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. For some, America is a bewildering and alienating place where coworkers can't pronounce your name but will eagerly repeat the Sanskrit phrases from their yoga class. Harit, a lonely Indian immigrant in his mid-40s, lives with his mother, who can no longer function after the death of Harit's sister, Swati. In a misguided attempt to keep both himself and his mother sane, Harit has taken to dressing up in a sari every night to pass himself off as his sister. Meanwhile, Ranjana, also an Indian immigrant in her mid-40s, has just seen her only child, Prashant, off to college. Worried that her husband has begun an affair, she seeks solace by writing paranormal romances in secret. When Harit and Ranjana's paths cross, they begin a strange yet necessary friendship that brings to light their own passions and fears. Rakesh Satyal's No One Can Pronounce My Name is a distinctive, funny, and insightful look into the lives of people who must reconcile the strictures of their culture and traditions with their own dreams and desires.

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Ghost Summer: Stories

Pdf Fiction Ghost Summer: Stories

Pdf:Ghost Summer: Stories.Nominated for an NAACP Image Award! Named one of The LA Times Best Books of 2015! "In these extraordinary tales, American Book Award-winner Due (My Soul to Take) uses a clear-eyed view of history to explain (but never excuse) the present." - Publishers Weekly (Starred) Stephen King says, "Ms. Due accomplishes the hardest thing of all with deceptive ease, creating characters we care about on their most human level." Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due's work is both riveting and enlightening. In her debut collection of short fiction, Due takes us to Gracetown, a small Florida town that has both literal and figurative ghost; into future scenarios that seem all too real; and provides empathetic portraits of those whose lives are touched by Otherness. Featuring an award-winning novella and fifteen stories-one of which has never been published before-GHOST SUMMER: STORIES, is sure to both haunt and delight. The title novella, Ghost Summer, won a Kindred Award from the Carl Brandon Society (originally published in The Ancestors). This collection includes Patient Zero, The Lake, The Knowing, Herd Immunity, and many other stories. With an Introduction by Nalo Hopkinson and an Afterword by Steven Barnes.

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Jilo: Witching Savannah, Book 4

Pdf Fiction Jilo: Witching Savannah, Book 4

Pdf:Jilo: Witching Savannah, Book 4.Aged Mother Jilo is wise in the ways of magic...but once upon a time, she was just a girl. 1950s Georgia: King Cotton has fallen. Savannah is known as the "beautiful woman with a dirty face," its stately elegance faded by neglect, its soul withering from racial injustice and political corruption. Young Jilo - fiercely independent, intelligent, and ambitious, but thwarted by Savannah's maddeningly genteel version of bigotry - finds herself forced to embrace a dark power that has pursued her family for generations, an ancient magic that may prove her salvation...or her undoing. Explore the fascinating history of one of the Witching Savannah series' most vivid and beloved characters, as the resourceful and determined Jilo comes of age, strives to master formidable magical skills in the face of overwhelming adversity, and forges her strange destiny against the turbulent backdrop of the civil rights struggle in the American South.

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Sycorax's Daughters

Pdf Fiction Sycorax's Daughters

Pdf:Sycorax's Daughters.Review 'This anthology is historic in its recognition of women of color writers in a genre that usually doesn't know what to do with us.'  —Jewelle Gomez, author, The Gilda Stories'The daughters of Africa always have been beset by horrors on these shores. This groundbreaking anthology of stories and poems courageously explores and deconstructs horror tropes of monsters, spirits, curses and death through the experiences of African-American women shaped our shared history.  My love for horror began with my mother, the late civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due, who taught me that art could be a healing way to confront and give coherence to our more dangerous passages in life. That is the essence of this volume. Contributors to Sycorax’s Daughters range from established authors like Sherée Rene Thomas to newcomers, all of them writing with passion and power to delight, inform and intrigue you—oh yes, and to haunt you, body and soul.'  —Tananarive Due,author, My Soul to Keep'Shakespeare stole Sycorax’s point of view from the world. Sycorax’s Daughters draws that perspective to the fore, allowing Black women to explain themselves, and the evils they have experienced, to the delight of readers who are ready to hear.'  —Book Riot'Sycorax’s Daughters is imaginative, lyrical, intelligent, beautiful, and terrifying. The editors, Kinitra Brooks, Ph.D., Linda D Addison, and Susana Morris Ph.D. chose powerful stories, poems, and novel excerpts. When you read them, you step into another world. Within these pages, monsters receive fresh and startling retellings. Vampires aren’t tired, Transylvanian Princes. They are far more deadly and erotic. Mermaids are outcasts among their own kind, demons require vengeance, monsters prey upon males (and wear interesting footwear), paranormal detectives investigate, and ghosts seek to leech off the living. I’ve read many anthologies. Most have included big name horror authors. None of these previous anthologies thrilled me as much as this one. I kept expecting to find a lump of coal among the gems. I never found one. I don’t think you will either.' —Natching T. Kassa, horroraddicts.wordpress.com'Sycorax’s Daughters is an anthology displaying the deep creative minds of a group of knowledgeable writers and recent to the genre women writers of color. Wonderfully written and crafted, this anthology is a new classic. A mixed bag of poetry and short stories, these woman writers present a gift to us, the reader of tales of things that go bump in the night or rise up from a mist in the bayou during the witching hour. Women Griots of darkness they are. I once wrote that the black experience in horror is a dual track in that we as a people enjoy the genre in all of its forms but also from a historical view suffered it. This anthology enforces my view. It also bridges the work and legacy of Jewelle Gomez, Tananarive Due, and the immortal L.A. Banks. Edited by award-winning author Linda D Addison, Kinitra Brooks Ph.D., and Susanna Morris Ph.D. with added editing by Wei Ming Dariotis Ph.D. Forward by Walidah Imarisha and introduction by Ms. Brooks.' —James Goodridge, horroraddicts.wordpress.com Read more About the Author Kinitra Brooks, PhD., is an associate professor of English. Her articles have been published in African American Review, FEMSPEC, and Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora. She lives in Antonio, Texas. Linda D. Addison is a writer who has published more than 300 poems, stories, and articles, and the first African-American recipient of the HWA Bram Stoker Award. Her work has published in anthologies such as The Beauty of Death and Scary Out There. She lives in Tucson, Arizona. Susana Morris, PhD., is an associate professor of African American Literature and the cofounder of the blog The Crunk Feminist Collective. She is the author of Close Kin and Distant Relatives. She lives in Auburn, Alabama.  Walidah Imarisha is an educator, poet, public scholar, and organizer. She is the author of Angels with Dirty Faces and Scars/Stars, and the coeditor of Octavia’s Brood. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Read more

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Lovecraft Country

Pdf Fiction Lovecraft Country

Pdf:Lovecraft Country.Chicago, 1954. When his father, Montrose, goes missing, 22-year-old army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his uncle George - publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide - and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite - heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus' ancestors - they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn - led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb - which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centres on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his - and the whole Turner clan's - destruction.An imaginative blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Matt Ruff's Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism - the terrifying spectre that continues to haunt us today.

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The Between

Pdf Fiction The Between

Pdf:The Between.Amazon.com Review Multiple time-lines and alternate branching destinies are more often associated with science fiction than horror, but in this novel by an African-American woman, a man who has cheated death finds that his ability to walk through doorways in time brings dark forces into his life. Due employs a lucid, almost stately, prose style to evoke an escalating sense of menace toward a middle-class American family with connections to Ghana. Dreams? Madness? Ghosts? A racist killer? What is happening to these people? Read more Review “The Between weaves the real and the surreal into a compelling tapestry of suspense and horror. A masterful debut.” (Connie Briscoe, author of Sisters & Lovers)“Until now, African-American fiction has lacked a major horror writer. Tananarive Due fills that gap. Her intriguing plot holds readers in suspense until she neatly and profoundly ties together all the threads in the final three pages.” (Palm Beach Post)“Due’s finely written, offbeat story is a provocative exploration into the fragile distinctions of reality.” (Oceanside Blade-Citizen)“The Between is a powerful debut.” (Southern Book Trade) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Lamia: My Soul Immortal

Pdf Fiction Lamia: My Soul Immortal

Pdf:Lamia: My Soul Immortal.Lamia is the desire of many men who are captivated by her beauty, wit, and charm. Only few know the secret that her family has kept buried for centuries. Fate tried to destroy her family once and now it has come back to finish the job. Rising above the ashes of a traumatic past, Lamia must determine what is the truth behind her love affair with danger and choose between good or evil - for good.

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The Constant Princess: The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels

Pdf Fiction The Constant Princess: The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels

Pdf:The Constant Princess: The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels.A new unabridged recording featuring an afterword read by the author! From number-one New York Times best-selling author and "queen of royal fiction" (USA Today) Philippa Gregory comes the remarkable story of Katherine of Aragon, princess of Spain, daughter of two great monarchs, and eventual queen of England when she marries the infamous King Henry VIII. Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. The young lovers revel in each other's company and plan the England they will make together. But tragically, aged only 15, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his 16-year-old bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother, Henry; become queen; and fulfill their dreams and her destiny. Widowed and alone in the avaricious world of the Tudor court, Katherine has to sidestep her father-in-law's desire for her and convince him, and an incredulous Europe, that her marriage to Arthur was never consummated, that there is no obstacle to marriage with Henry. For seven years, she endures the treachery of spies, the humiliation of poverty, and intense loneliness and despair while she waits for the inevitable moment when she will step into the role she has prepared for all her life. Then, like her warrior mother, Katherine must take to the battlefield and save England when its old enemies the Scots come over the border and there is no one to stand against them but the new queen. 

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The Phantom Tree

Pdf Fiction The Phantom Tree

Pdf:The Phantom Tree.Browsing an antiques shop in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait - identified as the doomed Tudor queen Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better. The subject is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr, who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 and presumed dead after going missing as a child. And Alison knows this because she, too, lived at Wolf Hall and knew Mary...more than 400 years ago.The painting of Mary is more than just a beautiful object for Alison - it holds the key to her past life, the unlocking of the mystery surrounding Mary's disappearance and how Alison can get back to her own time. To when she and Mary were childhood enemies yet shared a pact that now, finally, must be fulfilled, no matter the cost.Best-selling author of House of Shadows, Nicola Cornick offers a provocative alternate history of rivals, secrets, and danger, set in a time when a woman's destiny was determined by the politics of men and luck of birth. A spellbinding tale for fans of Kate Morton, Philippa Gregory, and Barbara Erskine.

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Three Sisters, Three Queens (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction Three Sisters, Three Queens (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:Three Sisters, Three Queens (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).From #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, the little-known story of three Tudor women who are united in sisterhood and yet compelled to be rivals when they fulfill their destinies as queens.As sisters they share an everlasting bond; as queens they can break each other’s hearts… When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined—with Margaret’s younger sister Mary—to a unique sisterhood. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret’s proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss, and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

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Constant Princess

Pdf Fiction Constant Princess

Pdf:Constant Princess."I am Catalina, Princess of Spain, daughter of the two greatest monarchs the world has ever known...and I will be Queen of England." Thus, best-selling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon. Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. But tragically, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his young bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother Henry, become Queen, and fulfill their dreams and her destiny. Widowed and alone in the avaricious world of the Tudor court, Katherine has to sidestep her father-in-law's desire for her and convince him, and an incredulous Europe, that her marriage to Arthur was never consummated, that there is no obstacle to marriage with Henry. For seven years, she endures the treachery of spies, the humiliation of poverty, and intense loneliness and despair while she waits for the inevitable moment when she will step into the role she has prepared for all her life. In The Constant Princess, Philippa Gregory brings to life one of history's most inspiring women and creates one of the most compelling characters in historical fiction.

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The Lady of the Rivers: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction The Lady of the Rivers: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:The Lady of the Rivers: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).#1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory brings to life the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman of passion and of legend who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses to bring her family unimaginable power.When the young and beautiful Jacquetta is married to the older Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the duke’s squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the duke’s death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen. The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta has visions of the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of their royal York rivals. Jacquetta fights for her king and queen, as she sees an extraordinary and unexpected future for her daughter Elizabeth: a change of fortune, the white rose of York, and the throne of England…

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The Other Boleyn Girl: The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels

Pdf Fiction The Other Boleyn Girl: The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels

Pdf:The Other Boleyn Girl: The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels.The number-one New York Times best-seller from "the queen of royal fiction" (USA Today) Philippa Gregory is a rich, compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue surrounding the Tudor court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the infamous Boleyn family.When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane, and soon, she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands. With more than one million copies in print and adapted for the big screen, The Other Boleyn Girl is a riveting historical drama. It brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived a treacherous political landscape by following her heart. 

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The White Queen: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction The White Queen: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:The White Queen: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life the extraordinary story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman who rises from obscurity to become Queen of England, and changes the course of history forever.Elizabeth Woodville is a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition. Her mother is Jacquetta, also known as the mystical lady of the rivers, and she is even more determined to bring power and wealth to the family line. While riding in the woods one day, Elizabeth captures the attentions of the newly crowned King Edward IV and, despite her common upbringing, marries him in secret. When she is raised up to be his queen, the English court is outraged, but Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for her family’s dominance. Yet despite her best efforts, and even with the help of her mother’s powers, her two sons become pawns in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. In this dazzling account of the deadly Wars of the Roses, brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize: the throne of England.

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Three Sisters, Three Queens

Pdf Fiction Three Sisters, Three Queens

Pdf:Three Sisters, Three Queens.From the number-one New York Times best-selling author behind the upcoming Starz original series The White Princess, a gripping new Tudor story featuring King Henry VIII's sisters Mary and Margaret, along with Katherine of Aragon, vividly revealing the pivotal roles the three queens played in Henry VIII's kingdom. As sisters they share an everlasting bond; As queens they can break each other's hearts. When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined - with Margaret's younger sister Mary - to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.

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The Constant Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 4)

Pdf Fiction The Constant Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 4)

Pdf:The Constant Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 4).From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory comes the remarkable story of Katherine of Aragon, Princess of Spain, daughter of two great monarchs, and eventual Queen of England when she marries the infamous King Henry VIII.Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. The young lovers revel in each other’s company and plan the England they will make together. But tragically, aged only fifteen, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his sixteen-year-old bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother, Henry; become Queen; and fulfill their dreams and her destiny. Widowed and alone in the avaricious world of the Tudor court, Katherine has to sidestep her father-in-law’s desire for her and convince him, and an incredulous Europe, that her marriage to Arthur was never consummated, that there is no obstacle to marriage with Henry. For seven years, she endures the treachery of spies, the humiliation of poverty, and intense loneliness and despair while she waits for the inevitable moment when she will step into the role she has prepared for all her life. Then, like her warrior mother, Katherine must take to the battlefield and save England when its old enemies the Scots come over the border and there is no one to stand against them but the new Queen.

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The Boleyn Inheritance (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 5)

Pdf Fiction The Boleyn Inheritance (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 5)

Pdf:The Boleyn Inheritance (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 5).From “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) comes this New York Times bestseller featuring three very different women whose fates are each bound by a bloody curse: the legacy of the Boleyn family.After the death of his third wife, Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII of England decides to take a new wife, but this time, not for love. The Boleyn Inheritance follows three women whose lives are forever changed because of the king’s decision, as they must balance precariously in an already shaky Tudor Court. Anne of Cleves is to be married to Henry to form a political alliance, though the rocky relationship she has to the king does not bode well for her or for England. Katherine Howard is the young, beautiful woman who captures Henry’s eye, even though he is set to marry Anne. Her spirit runs free and her passions run hot—though her affections may not be returned upon the King. Jane Rochford was married to George Boleyn, and it was her testimony that sent her husband and infamous sister-in-law Anne to their deaths. Throughout the country, her name is known for malice, jealousy, and twisted lust. The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about three women whose positions brought them wealth, admirations, and power, as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror.

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Almost a Queen: Book One of The Three Graces Trilogy

Pdf Fiction Almost a Queen: Book One of The Three Graces Trilogy

Pdf:Almost a Queen: Book One of The Three Graces Trilogy.Who wouldn't want to be Queen?Cousins to the King of Navarre, the Cleves sisters witness the glamor and danger of the French royal court firsthand. Youngest sister, Marie is trapped in an unhappy arranged marriage with her cousin, Henri, Prince de Conde. Determined to make the best of her situation, she awaits the wedding of the King of Navarre in Paris. Paris of 1572 boils with religious war, and few will make it out of the wedding celebrations alive. Those that do survive face an impossible choice: convert or die. Will Marie and Conde make the decision to abandon their Protestant faith in order to save their lives? Will it cost them their souls? Along with the threat of death comes a chance for true love with the king's younger brother, the Duc d'Anjou. Yet Marie promised to love honor and cherish her husband till death did them part. Will death soon part them? Is it possible to find love in the midst of tragedy?Based on a true story The Three Graces Trilogy opens with Marie, the youngest Cleves sister. Like most great noble families of the 16th Century, the web of intermarriages and alliances made enemies out of blood relatives. It also meant that the stories of the people who served the Valois monarchs were as intertwined and as complicated as their marriages. Led by the ever-vigilant Catherine de Medici, Queen Mother of France and a force of nature, the members of the court shaped the political and religious future of Renaissance France. In upcoming novels, you'll meet the often- derided Charlotte, Madame de Sauve, and enough royal mistresses to satisfy your need for scandal.About the AuthorReading historical fiction was my guilty pleasure when I was a kid. I think I learned more about history from reading Jean Plaidy's novels. It wasn't a big surprise when I decided to go to graduate school and get my own degree in history. Before I became a writer, I worked full time as an archivist. I spent 40 hours a week talking with full time academics and researchers, secretly envying them for being on the other side of the table. Eventually, I got tired of handing historical documents to other people and decided to write historical fiction full time. Man, am I glad I made that switch! In school, I researched the Gilded Age and the 1920s of the American South, so French history really wasn't part of my curriculum. I ran across some stories about my ancestor, who I was shocked to learn had a “French sounding last name.” While I researched her and her Huguenot ancestors, I ran across the people of the Valois dynasty. I really never left their era, so you're looking at my refusal to leave. The Three Graces Trilogy continues with eldest sister, Henriette and will conclude with middle sister Catherine's story. Why did I choose that order? You really will have to read to to find out for yourself.

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The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).The latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous women in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen.Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king’s half-sister Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block, where Jane transformed her father’s greedy power-grab into tragic martyrdom. “Learn you to die,” was the advice Jane wrote to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and fall in love. But she is heir to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and then to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a Tudor son. When Katherine’s pregnancy betrays her secret marriage, she faces imprisonment in the Tower, only yards from her sister’s scaffold. “Farewell, my sister,” writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary keeps family secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth’s suspicious glare. After seeing her sisters defy their queens, Mary is acutely aware of her own danger, but determined to command her own life. What will happen when the last Tudor defies her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Queen Elizabeth?

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The Last Tudor: Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, Book 13

Pdf Fiction The Last Tudor: Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, Book 13

Pdf:The Last Tudor: Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, Book 13.Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king's half sister, Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block, where Jane transformed her father's greedy power grab into tragic martyrdom. "Learn you to die," was the advice Jane wrote to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and fall in love. But she is heir to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and then to her half sister, Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a Tudor son. When Katherine's pregnancy betrays her secret marriage, she faces imprisonment in the Tower, only yards from her sister's scaffold. "Farewell, my sister," writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary keeps family secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth's suspicious glare. After seeing her sisters defy their queens, Mary is acutely aware of her own danger but determined to command her own life. What will happen when the last Tudor defies the ruthless and unforgiving Queen Elizabeth?

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The Queen's Fool: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 2)

Pdf Fiction The Queen's Fool: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 2)

Pdf:The Queen's Fool: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 2).#1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory weaves a spellbinding tale of a young woman with the ability to see the future in an era when destiny was anything but clear.Winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee with her father from their home in Spain. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee; she has the gift of “Sight,” the ability to foresee the future, priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward’s protector, who brings her to court as a “holy fool” for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth. Hired as a fool but working as a spy; promised in wedlock but in love with her master; endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the dangerous intrigues of the royal family that are inextricably bound up with her own yearnings and desires. Teeming with vibrant period detail and peopled by characters seamlessly woven into the sweeping tapestry of history, The Queen’s Fool is a rich and emotionally resonant gem from a masterful storyteller.

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Boleyn Inheritance

Pdf Fiction Boleyn Inheritance

Pdf:Boleyn Inheritance.Three women share one fate: the Boleyn Inheritance From the bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl comes a novel about three women whose positions brought them wealth, power, deceit, and terror in England after the death of Anne Boleyn. Anne of Cleves must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses. Katherine Howard catches the king's eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion a dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe. Jane Rochford's name is a byword for malice, jealousy and twisted lust throughout Europe. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title in exchange for her soul. The Boleyn Inheritance is Gregory at her spellbinding best.

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The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 1)

Pdf Fiction The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 1)

Pdf:The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 1).The #1 New York Times bestseller from “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory is a rich, compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue surrounding the Tudor court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the infamous Boleyn family.When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family’s ambitious plots as the king’s interest begins to wane, and soon she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes that she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands. With more than one million copies in print and adapted for the big screen, The Other Boleyn Girl is a riveting historical drama. It brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe, and survived a treacherous political landscape by following her heart.

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The Other Queen: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction The Other Queen: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:The Other Queen: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots.Fleeing violent rebellions in Scotland, Mary looks to Queen Elizabeth of England for sanctuary. Though promised protection, Mary, perceived as a serious threat to the English crown, is soon imprisoned by her former friend as a “guest” in the house of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. The newly married couple welcomes the condemned queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they grow to realize that the task will bankrupt their estate and lose them what little favor they’ve managed to gain as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Queen Elizabeth. And Mary is not as hopeless as she appears, manipulating the earl and spinning her own web of treachery and deceit, as she sharpens her weapons to reclaim her Scottish throne—and to take over Queen Elizabeth’s of England.

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The Taming of the Queen

Pdf Fiction The Taming of the Queen

Pdf:The Taming of the Queen.By the number-one New York Times best-selling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII's sixth wife, Kateryn Parr, the first English queen to publish under her own name. Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse. Kateryn Parr, a 30-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted 16 months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride, and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire, and the king's name is on the warrant. From an author who has described all of Henry's queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power, and education at the court of a medieval killer.

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The White Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction The White Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:The White Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).Adapted for the STARZ original series, The White Princess.Love to the Death. When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for more than three decades. But his bride is still in love with his dead enemy, and her mother and half of England remain loyal to her brother, the missing York heir. Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her lost brother: the rose of York come home at last. “A bloody irresistible read.” —People “Bring on the blood, sex, and tears!...You name it, it’s all here.” —USA TODAY

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The Queen's Fool

Pdf Fiction The Queen's Fool

Pdf:The Queen's Fool.A young woman caught in the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half sister, Elizabeth, must find her true destiny amid treason, poisonous rivalries, loss of faith, and unrequited love. It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a 14-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of "Sight", the ability to foresee the future, is priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward's protector, who brings her to court as a "holy fool" for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth. Hired as a fool but working as a spy; promised in wedlock but in love with her master; endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the dangerous intrigues of the royal family that are inextricably bound up in her own yearnings and desires. Teeming with vibrant period detail and peopled by characters seamlessly woven into the sweeping tapestry of history, The Queen's Fool is another rich and emotionally resonant gem from this wonderful storyteller.

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The Taming of the Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction The Taming of the Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:The Taming of the Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).Review Praise for The Taming of the Queen: 'A fascinating history lesson, disguised as a novel, about a wily woman who survives lethal Tudor plots and outlasts a deadly king.” (People ('Book of the Week'))“Who’s ever heard of Kateryn Parr? Henry VIII’s sixth wife was smart, independent—and managed to outlive him. In historical-fiction-queen Gregory’s latest, she’s unforgettable.”—People Magazine“Gregory puts readers at the scene with visceral details.” (Kirkus Reviews)“Full of vivid details and fraught with the constant tension of a court run by a madman, this novel will appeal most to historical fiction readers and those who enjoyed Wolf Hall. . . . Gregory beautifully builds the suspense.”—Library Journal (starred review)'Our obsession with Henry and the Tudors continues unabated.' (USA Today)“Gregory does her usual excellent job of ratcheting up the intrigue and suspense as another intelligent and strong-willed heroine fights for her life and her legacy.”—Booklist'This novel beautifully exemplifies [Kateryn Parr’s] accomplishments while portraying an honest and emotional woman learning to survive in a dangerous royal court.” (Historical Novels Review)“Gregory manages to make history lively, fascinating and real, even as she puts her own twist on what readers believe they know. The impeccable research shows in every page, while her wonderfully realistic dialogue and remarkable characters come to life. Gregory is a historian with heart and wit who makes history accessible.” (RT Book Review (top pick))'This wives’ tale takes on a new life under Gregory’s whimsical pen.” (New York Post)“Absorbing. . . Gregory's portrait of the complex, aging king and his sensual, scholarly bride will satisfy Tudor enthusiasts.” (Publishers Weekly) Read more About the Author Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen including The Other Boleyn Girl. Her most recent novel, The Last Tudor, is now in production for a television series. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She founded Gardens for the Gambia, a charity to dig wells in poor rural schools in The Gambia, and has provided nearly 200 wells. She welcomes visitors to her website PhilippaGregory.com. Read more

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The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).Review “Gregory returns with another sister act. The result: her best novel in years.” (USA Today)“Gregory delivers another vivid and satisfying novel of court intrigue, revenge, and superstition. Gregory’s many fans as well as readers who enjoy lush, evocative writing, vividly drawn characters, and fascinating history told from a woman’s point of view will love her latest work.” (Library Journal)“Gregory is one of historical fiction’s superstars, and The Kingmaker’s Daughter shows why . . . providing intelligent escape, a trip through time to a dangerous past.” (Historical Novels Review (Editor's Choice Review))“Wielding magic again in her latest War of the Roses novel … Gregory demonstrates the passion and skill that has made her the queen of English historical fiction.…Gregory portrays spirited women at odds with powerful men, endowing distant historical events with drama, and figures long dead or invented with real-life flaws and grand emotions. She makes history … come alive for readers.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review)) Read more About the Author Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen including The Other Boleyn Girl. Her most recent novel, The Last Tudor, is now in production for a television series. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She founded Gardens for the Gambia, a charity to dig wells in poor rural schools in The Gambia, and has provided nearly 200 wells. She welcomes visitors to her website PhilippaGregory.com. Read more

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The Other Boleyn Girl

Pdf Fiction The Other Boleyn Girl

Pdf:The Other Boleyn Girl.From Publishers Weekly Sisterly rivalry is the basis of this fresh, wonderfully vivid retelling of the story of Anne Boleyn. Anne, her sister Mary and their brother George are all brought to the king's court at a young age, as players in their uncle's plans to advance the family's fortunes. Mary, the sweet, blond sister, wins King Henry VIII's favor when she is barely 14 and already married to one of his courtiers. Their affair lasts several years, and she gives Henry a daughter and a son. But her dark, clever, scheming sister, Anne, insinuates herself into Henry's graces, styling herself as his adviser and confidant. Soon she displaces Mary as his lover and begins her machinations to rid him of his wife, Katherine of Aragon. This is only the beginning of the intrigue that Gregory so handily chronicles, capturing beautifully the mingled hate and nearly incestuous love Anne, Mary and George ('kin and enemies all at once') feel for each other and the toll their family's ambition takes on them. Mary, the story's narrator, is the most sympathetic of the siblings, but even she is twisted by the demands of power and status; charming George, an able plotter, finally brings disaster on his own head by falling in love with a male courtier. Anne, most tormented of all, is ruthless in her drive to become queen, and then to give Henry a male heir. Rather than settling for a picturesque rendering of court life, Gregory conveys its claustrophobic, all-consuming nature with consummate skill. In the end, Anne's famous, tragic end is offset by Mary's happier fate, but the self-defeating folly of the quest for power lingers longest in the reader's mind.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more From Library Journal Before Henry VIII ever considered making Anne Boleyn his wife, her older sister, Mary, was his mistress. Historical novelist Gregory (Virgin Earth) uses the perspective of this 'other Boleyn girl' to reveal the rivalries and intrigues swirling through England. The sisters and their brother George were raised with one goal: to advance the Howard family's interests, especially against the Seymours. So when Mary catches the king's fancy, her family orders her to abandon the husband they had chosen. She bears Henry two children, including a son, but Anne's desire to be queen drives her with ruthless intensity, alienating family and foes. As Henry grows more desperate for a legitimate son and Anne strives to replace Catherine as queen, the social fabric weakens. Mary abandons court life to live with a new husband and her children in the countryside, but love and duty bring her back to Anne time and again. We share Mary's helplessness as Anne loses favor, and everyone abandons her amid accusations of adultery, incest, and witchcraft. Even the Boleyn parents won't intervene for their children. Gregory captures not only the dalliances of court but the panorama of political and religious clashes throughout Europe. She controls a complicated narrative and dozens of characters without faltering, in a novel sure to please public library fans of historical fiction. Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State Univ., Mankato Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Red Queen: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 2)

Pdf Fiction The Red Queen: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 2)

Pdf:The Red Queen: A Novel (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 2).The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life Margaret Beaufort, heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, who charts her way through treacherous alliances to take control of the English throne.Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her Lancaster house is the true ruler of England, and that she has a great destiny before her. Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret is determined to turn her lonely life into a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England regardless of the cost to herself, to England, and even to the little boy. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power of the York dynasty, she names him Henry, like the king; sends him into exile; and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York’s daughter. As the political tides constantly move and shift, Margaret masterminds one of the greatest rebellions of all time—all the while knowing that her son has grown to manhood, recruited an army, and awaits his opportunity to win the greatest prize in all of England. The Red Queen is a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history.

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The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).In this New York Times bestseller that inspired the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, Philippa Gregory tells the tale of Anne Neville, a beautiful young woman who must navigate the treachery of the English court as her father, known as the Kingmaker, uses her and her sister as pawns in his political game.The Kingmaker’s Daughter—Philippa Gregory’s first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl—is the gripping tale of the daughters of the man known as the Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters, Anne and Isabel, as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family.

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Three Sisters, Three Queens (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction Three Sisters, Three Queens (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:Three Sisters, Three Queens (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).Review 'Nobody shines a light on the women of Tudor history like Philippa Gregory… Meticulously researched and deeply entertaining, this story of betrayal and divided loyalties is Gregory on top form.' (Good Housekeeping (UK))'Mesmerizing, intimate...Gregory defines what it means to be a writer of historical fiction. She lures readers straight into the hearts and minds of her characters by masterful storytelling and brilliant reimagination blended with historical fact. She brings history to life.' (RT Book Reviews)'A fictional tale as steeped in history as it is in intrigue and family dysfunction....Gregory excels in plucking real-life women out of their secondary places in the historical chorus and placing them stage center in starring roles.' (Booklist) Read more About the Author Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen including The Other Boleyn Girl. Her most recent novel, The Last Tudor, is now in production for a television series. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She founded Gardens for the Gambia, a charity to dig wells in poor rural schools in The Gambia, and has provided nearly 200 wells. She welcomes visitors to her website PhilippaGregory.com. Read more

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The Virgin's Lover (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 3)

Pdf Fiction The Virgin's Lover (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 3)

Pdf:The Virgin's Lover (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 3).From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) comes a riveting and scandalous love triangle between a young woman on the brink of greatness, a young man whose ambition far exceeds his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen, yet one woman hears the tidings with utter dread. She is Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, and she knows that Elizabeth’s ambitious leap to the throne will draw her husband back to the center of the glamorous Tudor court, where he was born to be. Elizabeth’s excited triumph is short-lived. She has inherited a bankrupt country where treason is rampant and foreign war a certainty. Her faithful advisors warns her that she will survive only if she marries a strong prince to govern the rebellious country, but the one man Elizabeth desires is her childhood friend, the ambitious Robert Dudley. As the young couple falls back in love, a question hangs in the air: can he really set aside his wife and marry the queen? When Amy is found dead, Elizabeth and Dudley are suddenly plunged into a struggle for survival.

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The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).Review 'Expect high demand for another outstanding entry in Gregory’s ongoing and best-selling Tudor saga.' (Booklist)'All bow down before the queen of historical fiction.' (The Times)'Gregory’s first-person perspective on late Tudor England’s turbulent history will delight existing and future fans.' (Library Journal, starred review)'True to her style, Philippa Gregory weaves a story that draws readers in and tugs at the heart, featuring characters who defy everyone’s expectations. She clearly loves the Tudor court; every detail is pristine, and the drama is spot on. The sadness is followed by immense happiness, but in the midst of high drama, Gregory doesn’t let you down. She delivers every emotion so subtly that you’ll be crying even before the intensity of the scene hits you. Gregory is at her best in THE LAST TUDOR, a must-read for historical fiction enthusiasts and certainly for her countless fans.” (Bookreporter.com)'Immaculate research, pacy narratives, and a stubborn insistence that history is not only about men....a powerful reminder of how precarious the lives of Tudor women could be.' (Daily Mail) Read more About the Author Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen including The Other Boleyn Girl. Her most recent novel, The Last Tudor, is now in production for a television series. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She founded Gardens for the Gambia, a charity to dig wells in poor rural schools in The Gambia, and has provided nearly 200 wells. She welcomes visitors to her website PhilippaGregory.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Taming of the Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction The Taming of the Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:The Taming of the Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).By the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a novel of passion and power at the court of a medieval killer, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr.Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives—King Henry VIII—commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn’s trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry’s dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy—the punishment is death by fire and the king’s name is on the warrant... From the bestselling author who has illuminated all of Henry’s queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power, and education at the court of a medieval killer.

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The King's Curse (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction The King's Curse (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:The King's Curse (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the acclaimed Starz series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII’s stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England.As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret is seen by the King’s mother, the Red Queen, as a rival to the Tudor claim to the throne. She is buried in marriage to a Tudor supporter—Sir Richard Pole, governor of Wales—and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. But Margaret’s destiny, as cousin to the White Princess, is not for a life in the shadows. Tragedy throws her into poverty, yet a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIII’s court where she becomes chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. There she watches the dominance of the Spanish queen over her husband and her tragic decline. Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court, Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen. Caught between the old and the new, Margaret must find her own way, concealing her knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true...

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The Poison Bed

Pdf Fiction The Poison Bed

Pdf:The Poison Bed.Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle, read by Ross Anderson and Perdita Weeks. A Marriage. A Murder. One of them did it. Which of them will die for it? In the autumn of 1615, a scandal rocks the Jacobean court when a celebrated couple are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. She is young, captivating and from a notorious family. He is one of the richest and most powerful men in the kingdom. Some believe she is innocent; others think her wicked or insane. He claims no knowledge of the murder. The king suspects them both, though it is his secret at stake. Who is telling the truth? Who has the most to lose? And who is willing to commit murder?  

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The Constant Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf Fiction The Constant Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

Pdf:The Constant Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels).Review 'In her addictive new novel, [Gregory] turns her eye to Katherine of Aragon, a princess who became Queen of England -- all by dint of a well-kept secret.' -- Marie Claire'Gregory's story is as ambitious as its main character....' -- Entertainment Weekly'Gregory makes the broad sweep of history vibrant and intimate.' -- Kirkus Reviews Read more About the Author Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen including The Other Boleyn Girl. Her most recent novel, The Last Tudor, is now in production for a television series. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She founded Gardens for the Gambia, a charity to dig wells in poor rural schools in The Gambia, and has provided nearly 200 wells. She welcomes visitors to her website PhilippaGregory.com. Read more

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The Virgin's Lover

Pdf Fiction The Virgin's Lover

Pdf:The Virgin's Lover.In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, knows that the peal of bells she hears will summon her husband once more to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair with the young queen. Elizabeth's excited triumph is short-lived. She has inherited a bankrupt country where treason is normal and foreign war a certainty. Her faithful advisor, William Cecil, warns her that she will survive only if she marries a strong prince to govern the rebellious country, but the one man Elizabeth desires is her childhood friend, the irresistible, ambitious Robert Dudley. Only Robert truly revels in the opportunities of the new reign. He knows he can reclaim his destiny at Elizabeth's side. Elizabeth cannot resist his courtship, and as the young couple slowly falls in love, Robert starts to think the impossible: can he set aside his wife and marry the young queen? Philippa Gregory paints a picture of a country on the brink of greatness, a young woman grasping at her power, a young man whose ambition is greater than his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.

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The Other Queen

Pdf Fiction The Other Queen

Pdf:The Other Queen.Two women competing for a man's heart.... Two queens fighting to the death for dominance... Here is the untold story of Mary Queen of Scots, in which New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory presents a new and unique view of one of history's most intriguing, romantic, and maddening heroines. Biographers often neglect the captive years of Mary Queen of Scots, who trusted Queen Elizabeth's promise of sanctuary when she fled from rebels in Scotland and then found herself imprisoned as the "guest" of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. The newly married couple welcome the doomed queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailors will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they find that the task will bankrupt them, and as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Elizabeth, their loyalty to each other and to their sovereign comes into question. If Mary succeeded in seducing the Earl, or if the great spy master William Cecil linked them to the growing conspiracy to free Mary from her illegal imprisonment, they will all face the headsman. Heralded as "the queen of royal fiction" by USA Today, Philippa Gregory uses new research and her passion for historical accuracy to place a well-known heroine in a completely new story full of suspense, passion, and political intrigue. The Other Queen is the result of her determination to present a story worthy of this extraordinary heroine.

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Giovanni's Room

Pdf Fiction Giovanni's Room

Pdf:Giovanni's Room.Set in the 1950's Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Pdf Fiction The Picture of Dorian Gray

Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray.A young man commits all types of sins, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde's Faustian classic. Gothic horror at its best.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Pdf Fiction The Picture of Dorian Gray

Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray.  Featured title in the 2018 PBS Great American Reads  When The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1891, it evoked a tremendous amount of hostile criticism, in most part due to its immoral content. Oscar Wilde was identified with the "art for art's sake" movement of the 19th century which did not subordinate art to ethical instruction. However, this novel is indeed a morality tale about the hazards of egotistical self-indulgence.   "If it were I," exclaims Dorian, "who were always to be young and that picture that was to grow old . . . I would give my soul for that." With that spoken, the tale of this young hero of amazing beauty, Dorian Gray, begins. His pact with evil allows his portrait to take on his many sins and degradations while his physical appearance remains youthful. Over the years as he becomes cruel and vicious, even murderous, Dorian's young and perfect body is no longer enough to salvage his deteriorating mind and morality. Will justice and good prevail?

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Orlando

Pdf Fiction Orlando

Pdf:Orlando.Exclusively from Audible Fantasy, love and an exuberant celebration of English life and literature, Orlando is a uniquely entertaining story. Originally conceived by Virginia Woolf as a playful tribute to the family of her friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, Orlando's central character, a fictional embodiment of Sackville-West, changes sex from a man to a woman and lives throughout the centuries, whilst meeting historical figures of English literature. The book opens with Orlando as a young nobleman in Elizabethan England who finds love with a Russian princess. During Charles II's reign, he is an ambassador to Constantinople and becomes a Duke. Orlando then goes on to wake as a beautiful woman, exploring the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries. Eventually becoming a wife and mother the tale ends in the year 1928, a year consonant with full suffrage for women. Upon plans to publish her 1588 poem 'The Oak Tree', written in the opening of the book, she reflects on her centuries of adventure. An exploration of androgyny and the creative life of a woman, it is considered a feminist work. Arguably one of Woolf's most popular stories, it marked a turning point in her career, departing from her more introspective works. Receiving both critical and financial success, it guaranteed Woolf's financial stability. There have been many adaptations made, including a 1992 film starring Tilda Swinton and an opera by composer Peter Aderhold which premiered at the Braunschweig State Theatre in in 2016. Narrator Biography Clare Higgins is an accomplished actress of screen and stage, winning three Olivier Awards for Best Actress for her roles in Sweet Bird of Youth (1995), Vincent in Brixton (2003) and Hecuba (2005). With a long and successful career in British and American theatre, she has also been a regular feature on our television screens. Her recent roles have included Miss Cackle in The Worst Witch (2017), Ohila in Doctor Who (2013 and 2015), Hazel Warren in EastEnders (2015) and Vivian in Rogue (2014). Claire Higgins is probably best known for her memorable and sinister performance as Julia in the horror films Hellraiser (1987) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), with other film appearances including The Golden Compass (2007) and Small Faces (2006). With a voice and timing perfect for audio she has narrated many audiobooks, including Nick Hornby's How to Be Good and Joanna Trollope's The Best of Friends, and in 2009 portrayed Margaret Thatcher in the BBC Radio 4 drama A Family Affair.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Pdf Fiction The Picture of Dorian Gray

Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray.Exclusively from Audible The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 in the July edition of the Lippincott Magazine. Now, this special anniversary edition marks 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act was passed in England. 25p from every copy downloaded over the next 12 months will be donated to Stonewall, Britain's leading LGBT charity, to help the organisation further its work in securing full equality for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people everywhere. A damning portrayal of Victorian society, Wilde used his narrative to chastise his contemporaries for their superfluous and hypocritical values. Having also interspersed homoerotic scenes within the story, The Picture of Dorian Gray was unsurprisingly condemned for its 'indecency', forcing Wilde to publish a second, censored edition in 1891. Wilde defended his vision to the last, whilst simultaneously challenging assumptions about his private life and sexuality. He credited his inspiration for the text to the classic Faustian suggestion that given the chance, a man would undoubtedly sell his soul in exchange for eternal youth. When the protagonist, Dorian Gray, meets with the audacious Lord Henry Wotton, he is encouraged to indulge in his most vain and hedonistic of ambitions, thereby testing the boundaries of the law and living a life of unpunished anarchy. As handsome as he is charming, Dorian beguiles those around him, in particular, the artist Basil Hallward. Hopelessly enamoured by the young socialite, Basil sets out to capture his likeness in a full-length portrait. It is the finished product which ultimately engenders Dorian the ultimate weapon; control over the passing of time. Modern audiences now recognise The Picture of Dorian Gray as an enticing gothic masterpiece and highly astute cautionary tale. Experience the unique and fractured world created by Oscar Wilde in this new audiobook adaptation, made in collaboration with Stonewall and narrated by award-winning actor, Russell Tovey. Narrator Biography Russell Tovey is a TV, film and stage actor, known for The History Boys, Grabbers, Angels in America, The Night Manager, Pride, Quantico and The Pass. He has narrated many audiobooks throughout his career including, Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, Anna Sewell's Black Beauty and Mark Michalowski's Being Human. In collaboration with Stonewall, who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, Tovey brings us this new adaption of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Having starred in The Old Vic's production of Queers and The National Theatre's Angels in America, Russell is a keen advocate of LGBT rights and, bringing years of stage training experience, the perfect narrator for this epic tale of masculine beauty.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Pdf Fiction The Picture of Dorian Gray

Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray.Oscar Wilde's only published full-length novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, is the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth. As Basil Hallward, an aspiring artist, puts a few touches on a portrait of his handsome young friend Dorian Gray, Gray wishes that the portrait might grow old while he remains forever young. While Dorian Gray spends his life pursuing fresh experiences and new sensations, his looks do not change. However, the portrait, secretly hidden in the attic of his residence and with which he has grown increasingly obsessed, does. More and more, as Dorian struggles to hide his true identity, the portrait reveals his progressive pathway to dissolution.

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The Garden of Eden

Pdf Fiction The Garden of Eden

Pdf:The Garden of Eden.A sensational best seller when it appeared in 1986, The Garden of Eden is the last uncompleted novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he worked on intermittently from 1946 until his death in 1961. Set on the Côte d'Azur in the 1920s, it is the story of a young American writer, David Bourne, his glamorous wife, Catherine, and the dangerous, erotic game they play when they fall in love with the same woman.

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The Well of Loneliness

Pdf Fiction The Well of Loneliness

Pdf:The Well of Loneliness.Stephen Gordon (named by a father desperate for a son) is not like other girls: she hunts, she fences, she reads books, wears trousers, and longs to cut her hair. As she grows up amidst the stifling grandeur of Morton Hall, the locals begin to draw away from her, aware of some indefinable thing that sets her apart. And when Stephen Gordon reaches maturity, she falls passionately in love - with another woman.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Pdf Fiction The Picture of Dorian Gray

Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray.Oscar Wilde brings his enormous gifts for astute social observation and sparkling prose to The Picture of Dorian Gray, the dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. This dandy, who remains forever unchanged---petulant, hedonistic, vain, and amoral---while a painting of him ages and grows increasingly hideous with the years, has been horrifying and enchanting readers for more than 100 years. Taking the reader in and out of London drawing rooms, to the heights of aestheticism, and to the depths of decadence, The Picture of Dorian Gray is not simply a melodrama about moral corruption. Laced with bon mots and vivid depictions of upper-class refinement, it is also a fascinating look at the milieu of Wilde's fin-de-siècle world and a manifesto of the creed "Art for Art's Sake."The ever-quotable Wilde, who once delighted London with his scintillating plays, scandalized readers with this, his only novel. Upon publication, Dorian was condemned as dangerous, poisonous, stupid, vulgar, and immoral, and Wilde as a "driveling pedant." The novel, in fact, was used against Wilde at his much-publicized trials for "gross indecency," which led to his imprisonment and exile on the European continent. Even so, The Picture of Dorian Gray firmly established Wilde as one of the great voices of the Aesthetic movement and endures as a classic that is as timeless as its hero.

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Maurice

Pdf Fiction Maurice

Pdf:Maurice. Exclusively from Audible 'Ah for darkness...not the darkness of a house which coops up a man among furniture, but the darkness where he can be free!' Maurice Hall knows he must choose between living life in the shadows or denying himself a chance at love and fulfilment. Aware of his attraction to the same sex, in a time where it was considered unlawful and immoral to have homosexual desires, Maurice must decide whether to battle or submit to a prejudiced 20th-century English society. A passionate and poignant tale, E.M. Forster's Maurice was a masterpiece ahead of its time. Incapable of believing that his contemporaries would accept its content, Forster refused to publish it, fearing that it would expose his sexuality along with his hero's. Having witnessed, at 16, the very public trial and chastisement of Oscar Wilde, Forster grew up with an acute awareness of the kind of society he inhabited. This affected him immensely and, as such, he refused to publish any further fiction during the last 37 years of his life. Despite being one of the most celebrated authors of British history, Forster's talents were as constrained as his love life. Realising that he could never publically talk or write about the issues he held close to his heart, Forster made A Passage to India his last work. He wasn't mistaken about his society, and when Maurice was published, posthumously, many were scandalised by the controversial content. Unfortunately, Forster never experienced the freedom which his protagonist seeks, but Maurice has far outlived an age of bigotry and is now widely celebrated and critically acclaimed. Narrator Biography Having started his career as a leading child actor, Peter Firth received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in Peter Shaffer's play Equus (1973) at only 21. He later starred with Richard Burton in its film adaption, earning him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination. His other film work has included roles in Pearl Harbor (2001) and The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005). He is best known for his role as Sir Harry Pearce in the BBC show Spooks (2002-2011), appearing in every episode of the show's 10 series. Recent roles have included Jacob Marley in the BBC's Dickensian series (2015) and Ernest Augustus in ITV's drama series Victoria (2016). He has narrated several audiobooks such as Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Birdsong and Witness. In 2015, Peter starred in Audible's multicast drama Amok.

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Carol - The Price of Salt

Pdf Fiction Carol - The Price of Salt

Pdf:Carol - The Price of Salt.A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover. Highsmith's sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality marks a departure from previous lesbian pulp fiction. Erotic, eloquent, and suspenseful, this story offers an honest look at the necessity of being true to one's nature. The Price of Salt is the basis for the upcoming film Carol, starring Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, and Kyle Chandler, to be released December 18, 2015.

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Less

Pdf Fiction Less

Pdf:Less.A breakout romantic comedy by the best-selling author of five critically acclaimed novels. Who says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn 50. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: Your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes - it would be too awkward - and you can't say no - it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: How do you arrange to skip town? Answer: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: He will turn 50. Through it all there is his first love. And there is his last. Because despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings, and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story. A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author the New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical", "elegiac", and "ingenious" as well as "too sappy by half", Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

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Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

Pdf:Call Me by Your Name: A Novel.Now a major motion picture from director Luca Guadagnino, starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay Celebrate André Aciman's sensational novel with a dynamic new audiobook read by Armie Hammer A New York Times Notable Book of the Year  A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year  A Washington Post Best Fiction Book of the Year  A New York magazine "Future Canon" Selection  A Chicago Tribune Favorite Book of the Year  One of The Seattle Times' Michael Upchurch's Favorite Books of the Year  Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. André Aciman's critically acclaimed debut novel is a frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. 

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A Ladder to the Sky: A Novel

Pdf Fiction A Ladder to the Sky: A Novel

Pdf:A Ladder to the Sky: A Novel."An addictive Rubik's Cube of vice that keeps turning up new patterns of depravity...a satire of writerly ambition wrapped in a psychological thriller...A Ladder to the Sky is an homage to Patricia Highsmith, Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe, but its execution is entirely Boyne's own." (Ron Charles, Washington Post)"Take Meg Wolitzer's novel The Wife...and cross it with Patricia Highsmith's classic Ripley stories, about a suave psychopath, and you've got something of the crooked charisma of John Boyne's new novel, A Ladder to the Sky." (NPR)  Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for fame. The one thing he doesn't have is talent - but he's not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don't need to be his own. Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful - but desperately lonely - older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice's first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall....Sweeping across the late 20th century, A Ladder to the Sky is a fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel from an acclaimed literary virtuoso.

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Leading Men: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Leading Men: A Novel

Pdf:Leading Men: A Novel."Blazing...casts a spell right from the start." (Dwight Garner, The New York Times)"An extraordinary book." (Lauren Groff, author of Florida)Illuminating one of the great love stories of the 20th century - Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo - Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, set against the glamorous literary circles of 1950s Italy.In July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover, Frank Merlo, meet Anja Blomgren, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress. Their encounter will go on to alter all of their lives.Ten years later, Frank revisits the tempestuous events of that fateful summer from his deathbed in Manhattan, where he waits anxiously for Tennessee to visit him one final time. Anja, now legendary film icon Anja Bloom, lives as a recluse in the present-day US, until a young man connected to the events of 1953 lures her reluctantly back into the spotlight after he discovers she possesses the only surviving copy of Williams's final play. What keeps two people together, and what breaks them apart? Can we save someone else if we can't save ourselves? Like The Master and The Hours, Leading Men seamlessly weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives. In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of greatness, Castellani creates an unforgettable leading lady in Anja Bloom and reveals the hidden machinery of one of the great literary love stories of the 20th-century.

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Girls on the Line: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Girls on the Line: A Novel

Pdf:Girls on the Line: A Novel.“A moving tale of female solidarity and courage.” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice NetworkDecember 1917. As World War I rages in Europe, twenty-four-year-old Ruby Wagner, the jewel in a prominent Philadelphia family, prepares for her upcoming wedding to a society scion. Like her life so far, it’s all been carefully arranged. But when her beloved older brother is killed in combat, Ruby follows her heart and answers the Army Signal Corps’ call for women operators to help overseas.As one of the trailblazing “Hello Girls” deployed to war-torn France, Ruby must find her place in the military strata, fight for authority and respect among the Allied soldiers, and work to secure a victory for the cause. But balancing service to country is complicated further by a burgeoning relationship with army medic Andrew Carrigan.What begins as a friendship forged on the front lines soon blossoms into something more, forcing Ruby to choose between the conventions of a well-ordered life back home, and the risk of an unknown future.

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Heart of Mine: Colorado Hearts Series, Book 3

Pdf Fiction Heart of Mine: Colorado Hearts Series, Book 3

Pdf:Heart of Mine: Colorado Hearts Series, Book 3.USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fyffe makes love the grandest adventure on the frontier for the resistant darling of Eden, Colorado.Emma Brinkman is the most eligible bachelorette in town and staying that way. After learning twice that romance is a lie, she's focused only on making the mine she and her sisters inherited a booming success. To do that, she'll need to put her trust in a notorious scoundrel. But no matter how flirtatious, handsome, or persistent he may be, Emma is interested only in his expertise in coaxing gold from the earth.The illegitimate son of a duke, Beranger North is a reputed playboy and a self-made man who found his fortune excavating the rich and profitable American West. He's always looking for a good prospect, and Beranger sees the potential in Eden, Colorado, and in mining the affections of his fetching, if wary, new business partner.All he has to do is convince Emma to take one more chance on love - on him. Against all odds, they could both strike it rich, if only in matters of the heart.

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Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

Pdf Fiction Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

Pdf:Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers.Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested.Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband. As rumors swirl and questions about his loyalties surface, Violet believes Ella knows something. But Ella is stubbornly silent. Something—or someone—has scared her. And with the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising.Violet bands together with her close friends to get through the difficult days. To support themselves, they open a pie stand near the military base, offering the soldiers a little homemade comfort. Try as she might, Violet can’t ignore her attraction to the brash marine who comes to her aid when the women are accused of spying. Desperate to discover the truth behind what happened to her husband, while keeping her friends and daughter safe, Violet is torn by guilt, fear and longing as she faces losing everything. Again.

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Bellewether

Pdf Fiction Bellewether

Pdf:Bellewether.A USA Today best seller!  "I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters - sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!" (Diana Gabaldon, number one New York Times best-selling author of Outlander)"The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew; but we all learned, by the end of it, that secrets aren't such easy things to keep."It's late summer, war is raging, and families are torn apart by divided loyalties and deadly secrets. In this complex and dangerous time, a young French Canadian lieutenant is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, an unwilling and unwelcome guest. As he begins to pitch in with the never-ending household tasks and farm chores, Jean-Philippe de Sabran finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Slowly, Lydia Wilde comes to lean on Jean-Philippe, true soldier and gentleman, until their lives become inextricably intertwined. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind slowly unveil the true story.Part history, part romance, and all kinds of magic, Susanna Kearsley's latest masterpiece will draw you in and never let you go, even long after you've closed the last page.

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Gone With the Wind

Pdf Fiction Gone With the Wind

Pdf:Gone With the Wind.Review 'Fascinating and unforgettable! A remarkable book, a spectacular book, a book that will not be forgotten!' -- 'Chicago Tribune''I first read 'Gone with the Wind' in grade school--a boy of the upper South who'd seen the great movie and felt compelled to learn what lay behind it, all thousand-plus pages worth. No page disappointed me. What other American novel surpasses its eagerness to tell a great story of love and war; what characters equal the cantankerous passions of Scarlett and Rhett? Even Scott Fitzgerald spoke well of it. What more could I ask, even seven decades later?' -- Reynolds Price'GWTW is an indelible portrait of a unique time and place, American's greatest political and moral conflict, and the myths that surround it -- an all absorbing spectacle of a read even for postmodern readers. Mitchell vividly portrays the disillusionment and devastation of war, the ignorance of the uninitiated, and the transformation of arrogance into tenacity that shaped the first 'new South.' All the details of history and place come together as a rich backdrop for those unforgettable characters: shallow and selfish Scarlett, sincere Melanie, moony-eyed Ashley, and the sage, pragmatic, dashing, and rakish Rhett Butler--the most enduring heartthrob of American literature has produced. I'd reread the book for the thrill of Rhett alone!' -- Darnell Arnoult, author of 'Sufficient Grace''In 1936 I was in E.M. Daggett Junior High in Ft. Worth, Texas. By some chance I was able to read 'Gone with the Wind' early on. Then and now, I found it one of the great experiences of a young life. I still list it as one of my 10 favorite books.' -- Liz Smith, nationally syndicated columnist'Beyond a doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best.' -- 'The New York Times''Not just a great love story, 'Gone with the Wind' is one of the most powerful anti-war novels ever written. Told from the standpoint of the women left behind, author Margaret Mitchell brilliantly illustrates the heartbreaking and devastating effects of war on the land and its people.' -- Fannie Flagg, Academy Award nominated-author'The best novel to have ever come out of the South...it is unsurpassed in the whole of American writing.' -- 'The Washington Post''Let's say you've read 'Gone with the Wind' at least twice, and seen the movie over and again. So, here's a thought. Buy this handsome paperback edition, just for Pat Conroy's preface. This passionate, nearly breathless love letter is a Song of Solomon to Margaret Mitchell, Scarlett O'Hara, and Conroy's beautiful, GTW-obsessed mother. Indeed, his luminous preface packs a durable wallop, just like the epic Pulitzer prize-winning work that inspires it.' -- Jan Karon, author of 'The Mitford Years' series'In my own personal life, I find many similarities to Scarlett's: The whole 17-inch waist thing notwithstanding, I do love a barbecue, both for the food and the men--I have been known to 'eat like a field hand and gobble like a hawg'--I admit that at least on one occasion I may have feigned interest in some guy to further my own interests--I have fought tooth, toenail and tirelessly for my family--I learn slow but I learn good--and even so, I still adore the prospect of dealing with most things...Tomorrow.' -- Jill Conner Browne, The Sweet Potato Queen, bestselling author of 'The Sweet Potato Queens' First Big-Ass Novel'''Gone with the Wind' is one of those rare books that we never forget. We read it when we're young and fall in love with the characters, then we watch the film and read the book again and watch the film again and never get tired of revisiting an era that is the most important in our history. Rhett and Scarlet and Melanie and Ashley and Big Sam and Mammy and Archie the convict are characters who always remain with us, in the same way that Twain's characters do. No one ever forgets the scene when Scarlet wanders among the wounded in the Atlanta train yard; no one ever forgets the moment Melanie and Scarlet drag the body of the dead Federal soldier down the staircase, a step at a time. 'Gone with the Wind' is an epic story. Anyone who has not read it has missed one of the greatest literary experiences a reader can have.' -- James Lee Burke, bestselling author of 'The Tin Roof Blowdown ' Read more

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The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away (Seven Brides/Seven Scotsmen Book 3)

Pdf Fiction The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away (Seven Brides/Seven Scotsmen Book 3)

Pdf:The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away (Seven Brides/Seven Scotsmen Book 3).New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell brings the proud heart of Scotland to life in her magnificent novels. Now the seven MacEnroy brothers are about to take America by storm . . .   Off the New England coast, courageous Mehitabel Ampleford wields a rifle to protect her home from a brutish band of men who are after her land. She will not be intimidated, but their attacks are growing fiercer, and just as their latest confrontation threatens violence, a bold stranger appears out of the ocean mists to send the raiders packing.   Geordie MacEnroy has seen the ravages of war in his mountain town—and in the injuries suffered by his youngest brother; now, his restless soul is calling him to find sanctuary by the sea. His long journey to the beautiful coastline of his adopted homeland feels like a new beginning as lovely Mehitabel, so wise and self-sufficient, offers blessed hope for healing his brother’s wounds. Geordie envisions a beautiful life with her as his bride, but a woman who has fought so fearlessly for her home may not willingly surrender all for his love . . .   “This will be a hit with fans of historical and Scottish romances.” —Booklist on The Scotsman Who Saved Me

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Bellewether

Pdf Fiction Bellewether

Pdf:Bellewether.Review 'Kearsley weaves a richly told contemporary story with an imaginative, authentically detailed tale from the past, throwing in just the right elements of romance and the paranormal.' - Booklist, STARRED Review'RITA Award–winning author Kearsley (The Firebird) pens a captivating tale of a Long Island family caught up in the tumultuous events of the French and Indian War (1754–63) that culminated in the fall of French Canada to the British. Kearsley skillfully creates an atmosphere of parallel times between past and present by connecting a random object from the end of each of Charley's present-day chapters to a like object at the start of the succeeding chapter belonging to Lydia or Jean-Philippe. This magical feeling is enhanced by the ghostly presence that Charley encounters at the museum site and the legends she learns about the ill-fated lovers. VERDICT Rich characterizations and vivid historical flavor will keep readers enthralled in both past and present story lines. Highly recommended for Kearsley's many admirers and fans of romantic dual-time historical fiction.' - Library Journal Read more About the Author New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and RITA award winner, Susanna Kearsley is known for her meticulous research and exotic settings from Russia to Italy to Cornwall, which not only entertain her readers but give her a great reason to travel. Her lush writing has been compared to Mary Stewart, Daphne Du Maurier, and Diana Gabaldon. She hit the bestseller lists in the U.S. with The Winter Sea and The Rose Garden, both RITA finalists and winners of RT Reviewers' Choice Awards. Other honors include finaling for the UK's Romantic Novel of the Year Award, National Readers' Choice Awards, and the prestigious Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize. Her popular and critically-acclaimed books are available in translation in more than 20 countries and as audio books. She lives in Canada, near the shores of Lake Ontario. Read more

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Girls on the Line: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Girls on the Line: A Novel

Pdf:Girls on the Line: A Novel.Review “Girls on the Line brings to vivid life the unknown story of American women who served on the front lines of World War I as telephone operators, working under shellfire and exhaustion to keep front-line officers connected during battle. Philadelphia socialite Ruby battles family disapproval to volunteer at the front, finding camaraderie and sisterhood among her fellow operators who risk their lives as much as any soldier, and fight to be accepted as soldiers in their own right. Runyan illuminates these little-known women of the past in a moving tale of female solidarity and courage.” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network“A worthy war narrative with a strong, likable female lead and a solid supporting cast.” —Kirkus Reviews“An intriguing and original novel inspired by the female telephone operators of WWI, Girls on the Line will delight fans of historical fiction. Now is the time for stories about strong, courageous women, and through her heroine, Ruby Wagner, Aimie K. Runyan crafts an absorbing tribute to a group of extraordinary women who played a vital role in the war.” —Hazel Gaynor, New York Times bestselling author“Once again Aimie K. Runyan shines a much-deserved spotlight on unsung female heroes in history. Set during the First World War, Girls on the Line follows the arduous journey of an army telephone operator forced to navigate a world of codes and spies and the complexities of love. Brimming with strong women who are easy to root for, this story of loyalty and sacrifice make for an inspiring, heartfelt read.” —Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Lost“Runyan brings America’s first women soldiers back to life in a heartfelt tale of love, loss, heroism, and war.” —Elizabeth Cobbs, author of The Hello Girls Read more About the Author Aimie K. Runyan writes to celebrate history’s unsung heroines. She is the author of three previous historical novels, including the internationally bestselling Daughters of the Night Sky and Promised to the Crown. She is active as an educator and speaker in the writing community and beyond. She lives in Colorado with her wonderful husband and two (usually) adorable children. Visit her at www.aimiekrunyan.com. Read more

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The Lieutenant's Nurse

Pdf Fiction The Lieutenant's Nurse

Pdf:The Lieutenant's Nurse.“An emotional and heartfelt tale of love and courage.” —Chanel Cleeton, bestselling author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Next Year in HavanaNovember, 1941. She’s never even seen the ocean before, but Eva Cassidy has her reasons for making the crossing to Hawaii, and they run a lot deeper than escaping a harsh Michigan winter. Newly enlisted as an Army Corps nurse, Eva is stunned by the splendor she experiences aboard the steamship SS Lurline; even more so by Lt. Clark Spencer, a man she is drawn to but who clearly has secrets of his own. But Eva’s past—and the future she’s trying to create—means that she’s not free to follow her heart. Clark is a navy intelligence officer, and he warns her that the United States won’t be able to hold off joining the war for long, but nothing can prepare them for the surprise attack that will change the world they know.In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Eva and her fellow nurses band together for the immense duty of keeping the American wounded alive. And the danger that finds Eva threatens everything she holds dear. Amid the chaos and heartbreak, Eva will have to decide whom to trust and how far she will go to protect those she loves.Set in the vibrant tropical surroundings of the Pacific, The Lieutenant’s Nurse is an evocative, emotional WWII story of love, friendship and the resilient spirit of the heroic nurses of Pearl Harbor.

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Texas Destiny: Texas Trilogy, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Texas Destiny: Texas Trilogy, Book 1

Pdf:Texas Destiny: Texas Trilogy, Book 1.He's fallen for a woman... Anxious to meet her soon-to-be-husband, Dallas Leigh for the first time, mail-order bride Amelia Carson is en route to Fort Worth, Texas. When she steps off the train and locks eyes with her betrothed, she immediately feels drawn to him. But the cowboy standing before her isn't Dallas. Instead, Dallas' brother Houston has been sent to accompany her on the three-week journey to the ranch where she'll begin her new life. Who belongs to another... The war Houston Leigh fought has left him with visible scars, a daily reminder of his cowardice on the battlefield. Denying his intense attraction to Amelia, he is determined to deliver her untouched, as promised. But during their long dangerous trip, he can't help but admire her inner strength and fearlessness. And when she looks at him - as if she can see beyond his scarred face and read his innermost thoughts - he loses his heart to her. Now as they near the ranch, Houston must choose to remain loyal to his brother - or find the courage to fight for the woman he's convinced is his destiny...

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I Owe You One: A Novel

Pdf Fiction I Owe You One: A Novel

Pdf:I Owe You One: A Novel.New York Times Best Seller"A smart lesson wrapped in a gem of a novel." (Jodi Picoult, number one New York Times best-selling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things)From the author of Surprise Me comes an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be "the one", and an IOU that changes everything.Fixie Farr has always lived by her father's motto: "Family first". And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn't take care of her father's legacy, who will?It's simply not in Fixie's nature to say no to people. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees - she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer's owner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Fixie laughs it off - she'd never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she? But then Fixie's childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life, and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie's buttons. As always, she wants nothing for herself - but she'd love Seb to give Ryan a job. No sooner has Seb agreed than the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie - from small favors to life-changing moments - ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants?Praise for I Owe You One"This book is a shot of pure joy!" (Jenny Colgan, author of The Bookshop on the Corner)"A delightful, irresistible romp." (Booklist)"[A] fun story about family, loyalty, and taking charge of your own life...Kinsella creates a charming story full of quirky characters and laugh-out-loud dialogue.... [Her] many fans will devour this warm and hilarious read." (Kirkus Reviews)"I Owe You One is another impossibly delightful story by Sophie Kinsella, a must-read for her die-hard fans and new readers alike." (PopSugar, 24 of the Best New Books Coming Out This Winter)

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

Pdf:Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel.Review “A charmer. . . satisfyingly quirky.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times  'This wacky, charming novel. . . draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance. . . Hilarious and moving.' —People “Eleanor Oliphant is a quirky loner and a model of efficiency with her routine of frozen pizza, vodka and weekly phone calls with Mummy. [She’s] a woman beginning to heal from unimaginable tragedy, with a voice that is deadpan, heartbreaking and humorous all at once.” –NPR.org'Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking. . . Eleanor Oliphant may be completely fine, but this book is completely wonderful.' --PureWow'Warm and funny. . . You'll want to read it.'—TheSkimm“Eleanor Oliphant [is] the kind of book you’ll want to devour in a single sitting.” --Vox“Warm and uplifting.' --POPSUGAR“Sweet and satisfying, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will speak to introverts who have ever felt a little weird about their place in the world.” --Bustle'Eleanor Oliphant is a truly original literary creation: funny, touching, and unpredictable. Her journey out of dark shadows is expertly woven and absolutely gripping.' --Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You“[Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine] made me laugh, it made me cry, and the entire time I beamed with joy at the beauty of this story.” –Krysten Ritter, actress, producer, and author of Bonfire “Move over, Ove (in Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove)—there’s a new curmudgeon to love. . . Walking in Eleanor’s practical black Velcro shoes is delightfully amusing. But readers will also be drawn in by her tragic backstory, which slowly reveals how she came to be so entirely Eleanor. Witty, charming, and heartwarming, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is a remarkable debut about a singular woman. Readers will cheer.” --Booklist (starred review)'Astounding.' --PopMatters“Eleanor Oliphant is endearing, [a] whip-smart read. . . a fascinating story about loneliness, hope, tragedy and humanity. Honeyman’s delivery is wickedly good, and Eleanor won’t leave you anytime soon.' --Associated Press 'Honeyman’s endearing debut is part comic novel, part emotional thriller, and part love story. . . hilarious, deadpan, and irresistible.' --Kirkus Reviews“[A] captivating debut. . . This is a must-read for those who love characters with quirks.” --BookPage“If you thought Fredrik Backman’s Ove was a charming curmudgeon, you’ll instantly fall for Eleanor.” --Hello Giggles'The book is wonderfully, quirkily funny. You both ache for Eleanor. . . and laugh with her.' --Seattle Times “A touching, funny novel.' --Minneapolis Star Tribune'Debut author Honeyman expertly captures a woman whose inner pain is excruciating and whose face and heart are scarred, but who still holds the capacity to love and be loved. Eleanor’s story will move readers.' --Publishers Weekly'Deft, compassionate and deeply moving--Honeyman's debut will have you rooting for Eleanor with every turning page. I loved this story.' --Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of Love and Ruin Read more About the Author Gail Honeyman is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is a #1 New York Times bestseller, and has won awards around the globe, including the Costa First Novel Award, the British Book Awards Book of the Year, and the BAMB Reader’s Choice Award. This is Honeyman's debut novel and she lives in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Shadow of Night

Pdf Fiction Shadow of Night

Pdf:Shadow of Night.The number one New York Times best-selling sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls Trilogy - "as enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down as its predecessor" (Miami Herald) Look for the hit series A Discovery of Witches streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder and coming to television this April on AMC and BBC America. J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice - only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her New York Times best-selling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew's past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different - and vastly more dangerous - journey.  

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The Book of Life: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 3)

Pdf Fiction The Book of Life: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 3)

Pdf:The Book of Life: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 3).The #1 New York Times bestselling series finale and sequel to A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night.   Look for the hit series “A Discovery of Witches” streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder, and coming to television this April on AMC and BBC America.   After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.   With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.

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What the Wind Knows

Pdf Fiction What the Wind Knows

Pdf:What the Wind Knows.In an unforgettable love story, a woman's impossible journey through the ages could change everything....Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather's stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy's long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman's disappearance is connected to her own.As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland's independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she's willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she'd find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?

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The Parisians

Pdf Fiction The Parisians

Pdf:The Parisians.In occupied Paris, one woman risks everything to help bring down the Nazis.Paris, 1940. The Nazis have occupied the city—and the Ritz. The opulent old hotel, so loved by Parisians, is now full of swaggering officers, their minions and their mistresses.For American Olivia Olsen, working as a chambermaid at the hotel means denying her nationality and living a lie, every day bringing the danger of discovery closer. When Hitler’s right-hand man moves in and makes her his pet, she sees an opportunity to help the Resistance—and draw closer to Jack, her contact, whose brusque instructions may be a shield for something more…Within the hotel, famed designer Coco Chanel quickly learns that the new regime could work to her benefit, while Arletty, one of France’s best-loved actresses, shocks those around her—and herself—with a forbidden love.But as the war reaches its terrible end, all three women learn the true price of their proximity to the enemy. For in the shadow of war, is anyone truly safe?

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From Sand and Ash

Pdf Fiction From Sand and Ash

Pdf:From Sand and Ash.Italy, 1943—Germany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II.As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood.Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent, where Eva discovers she is just one of many Jews being sheltered by the Catholic Church.But Eva can’t quietly hide, waiting for deliverance, while Angelo risks everything to keep her safe. With the world at war and so many in need, Angelo and Eva face trial after trial, choice after agonizing choice, until fate and fortune finally collide, leaving them with the most difficult decision of all.

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White Rose, Black Forest

Pdf Fiction White Rose, Black Forest

Pdf:White Rose, Black Forest.An Amazon Charts bestseller.In the shadows of World War II, trust becomes the greatest risk of all for two strangers.December 1943. In the years before the rise of Hitler, the Gerber family’s summer cottage was filled with laughter. Now, as deep drifts of snow blanket the Black Forest, German dissenter Franka Gerber is alone and hopeless. Fervor and brutality have swept through her homeland, taking away both her father and her brother and leaving her with no reason to live.That is, until she discovers an unconscious airman lying in the snow wearing a Luftwaffe uniform, his parachute flapping in the wind. Unwilling to let him die, Franka takes him to her family’s isolated cabin despite her hatred for the regime he represents. But when it turns out that he is not who he seems, Franka begins a race against time to unravel the mystery of the airman’s true identity. Their tenuous bond becomes as inseparable as it is dangerous. Hunted by the Gestapo, can they trust each other enough to join forces on a mission that could change the face of the war and their own lives forever?

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The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding

Pdf Fiction The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding

Pdf:The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding.Review “A treat.” (People)“For fans of “The Crown,” looking for history served up as intimate drama, and those seeking another angle on royal lives, “The Gown” seems likely to dazzle and delight. (Washington Post)“Jennifer Robson embroiders life, friendship, and hope into the somber gray world of post-war London... The Gown is marvelous and moving, a vivid portrait of female self-reliance in a world racked by the cost of war.” (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network)“...one of the most fun books you’ll read this year.” (Women’s Day)“In The Gown, Jennifer Robson illuminates with her signature meticulous historical detail and sure voice the story behind Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress... an unforgettable story of friendship, hardship and hope.  Robson has managed to craft a story that is personal and universal, timely and timeless. The Gown soars!” (Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale)“A moving story about the power of female friendship and renewal in the face of adversity.  Like the good luck sprig of heather hidden amid the embroidery on Princess Elizabeth’s wedding dress, this story promises secrets and lives that bloom in unlikely ways.  Perfect for fans of The Crown!” (Lauren Willig, author of The English Wife)“Embroidering a magical moment in royal history, Robson tells a heartrending story of friendship, loss, love, and redemption.” (Leslie Carroll, author of American Princess: The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry)“A story of friendship, family bonds, and courage, The Gown is the ideal read for fans of historical fiction and royal watchers alike!” (Brenda Janowitz, author of The Dinner Party)“Told through the eyes of three compelling women, The Gown is a heartwarming story of friendship, resilience, and the power of heirlooms to connect people through generations, sometimes in the most unexpected ways.” (Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Lost and Sold on a Monday)Jennifer Robson delivers a satisfying multigenerational epic linked by the intricate embroidery used on Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown. Robson’s meticulous attention to historical details—notably the intricacies of the embroidery work—is a wonderful complement to the memorable stories of Ann and Milly, making for a winning, heartwarming tale.   (Publishers Weekly (starred review)) Read more About the Author Jennifer Robson is the USA Today and #1 Toronto Globe & Mail bestselling author of Somewhere in France, After the War is Over and Moonlight Over Paris. She holds a doctorate from Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She lives in Toronto with her husband and young children. Read more

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The Notebook

Pdf Fiction The Notebook

Pdf:The Notebook.Rediscover the unforgettable, heart-wrenching romance set in post-World War II North Carolina, about a young socialite who can't forget the boy who once stole her heart--now one of PBS's Top 100 "Great American Reads."Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book. It is a celebration of how passion can be ageless and timeless, a tale that moves us to laughter and tears and makes us believe in true love all over again... At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At twenty-nine, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle...

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The Paris Seamstress

Pdf Fiction The Paris Seamstress

Pdf:The Paris Seamstress.For readers of Lilac Girls and The Nightingale comes an internationally bestselling World War II novel that spans generations, crosses oceans, and proves just how much two young women are willing to sacrifice for love and family.1940: As the Germans advance upon Paris, young seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee everything she's ever known. She's bound for New York City with her signature gold dress, a few francs, and a dream: to make her mark on the world of fashion. Present day: Fabienne Bissette journeys to the Met's annual gala for an exhibit featuring the work of her ailing grandmother - a legend of women's fashion design. But as Fabienne begins to learn more about her beloved grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and family secrets that will dramatically change her own life."I loved The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and I have a feeling that I'm going to love this dual timeline World War II novel based in war-torn France and present day." --Debbie Macomber"This rich, memorable novel unfolds beautifully from start to finish." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"Fascinating and impeccably researched." --Gill Paul, author of The Secret Wife"A fantastically engrossing story. I love it." --Kelly Rimmer, USA Today bestselling author"Gorgeously rich and romantic." --Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens"Intrigue, heartbreak... I cannot tell you how much I loved this book." --Rachel Burton, author of The Things We Need to Say"If you're looking for a swoon-worthy romance, then The Paris Seamstress is for you. Natasha Lester's novel features not one but two love stories, spanning continents and centuries...Fans of historical romance will eat this one up." --Refinery29Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Books of the YearIncluded in BookBub's "Best Historical Fiction Coming this Fall""Combine family secrets, World War II, tragedy and heartbreak and you have the compelling ingredients of this month's book buyer's pick." -- Costco Connection, Pennie's Pick December 2018

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Hearts of Resistance

Pdf Fiction Hearts of Resistance

Pdf:Hearts of Resistance.At the height of World War II, three women must come together to fight for freedom, for the men they love—and for each other.When Hazel is given the chance to parachute into Nazi-occupied France, she seizes the opportunity to do more for the British war effort than file paperwork. Alongside her childhood friend, French-born Rose, she quickly rises up the ranks of the freedom fighters. For Rose, the Resistance is a link to her late husband, and a way to move forward without him. What starts out as helping downed airmen becomes a bigger cause when they meet Sophia, a German escapee and fierce critic of Hitler who is wanted by the Gestapo. Together the three women form a bond that will last a lifetime.But amid the turmoil and tragedy of warfare, all three risk losing everything—and everyone—they hold dear. Will their united front be strong enough to see them through?

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The Ocean Liner

Pdf Fiction The Ocean Liner

Pdf:The Ocean Liner.As war engulfs Europe, 1,500 passengers risk everything to find a brighter future.Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family. America offers a safe haven, but to reach it they must survive a hazardous Atlantic crossing.Among their fellow passengers fleeing the war, each with their own conflicts, secrets and surprises, are the composer Igor Stravinsky, making a new start after a decade of tragedy, and Rose Kennedy, determined to keep her four children from harm. Particularly worrying to Rose is her daughter Rosemary, a vivacious but troubled woman whose love for a Californian musician may derail her family’s political ambitions. And then there’s young Thomas, a Nazi with a secret…But, under the waves, the Manhattan is being stalked by a German U-boat. Will any of those aboard the ocean liner ever achieve their dream of a new life in America?

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What the Wind Knows

Pdf Fiction What the Wind Knows

Pdf:What the Wind Knows.About the Author Amy Harmon is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including From Sand and Ash, and the Whitney Award–winning The Law of Moses. Her historical novels, inspirational romances, and young adult fantasy books are now being published internationally. To find out more about Amy, visit her at www.authoramyharmon.com. Read more

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The Designer

Pdf Fiction The Designer

Pdf:The Designer.Winner of the RNA Historical Romantic Novel of the Year Award.In 1944, newly married Copper Reilly arrives in Paris soon after the liberation. While the city celebrates its freedom, she’s stuck in the prison of an unhappy marriage. When her husband commits one betrayal too many, Copper demands a separation.Alone in Paris, she finds an unlikely new friend: an obscure, middle-aged designer from the back rooms of a decaying fashion house whose timid nature and reluctance for fame clash with the bold brilliance of his designs. His name is Christian Dior.Realising his genius, Copper urges Dior to strike out on his own, helping to pull him away from his insecurities and towards stardom. With just a camera and a typewriter, she takes her own advice and ventures into the wild and colourful world of fashion journalism.Soon Copper finds herself torn between two very different suitors, questioning who she is and what she truly wants. As the city rebuilds and opulence returns, can Copper make a new, love-filled life for herself?

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis

Pdf Fiction Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis

Pdf:Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis.Review 'It's not supposed to be a technical biography of my mother. It's novel. And it's a very good one. . . extraordinarily accurate. . . more accurate than most biographical essays that have been written about my mother.' - Douglas Gresham, son of Joy Davidman, wife of C.S. Lewis. (Read Aloud Revival)'I thought I knew Joy Davidman, the oft mentioned but little examined wife of C. S. Lewis, but in Becoming Mrs. Lewis, Patti Callahan breathes life into this fascinating woman whose hunger for knowledge leads her to buck tradition at every turn. In a beautifully crafted account, Patti unveils Joy as a passionate and courageous--yet very human--seeker of answers to the meaning of life and the depths of faith. Becoming Mrs. Lewis is an unlikely love story that will touch heart, mind, and soul.' --Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of The Dream Daughter'Patti Callahan took a character on the periphery, one who has historically taken a back seat to her male counterpart, and given her a fierce, passionate voice. For those fans of Lewis curious about the woman who inspired A Grief Observed this book offers a convincing, fascinating glimpse into the private lives of two very remarkable individuals.' (New York Journal of Books)'Patti Callahan weaves a hypnotic historical fiction narrative of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis, or 'Jack,' as he's known to his closest friends . . . Spanning more than a decade, this slow-burning love story will be especially satisfying to writers and C.S. Lewis fans, as there are many references to his literary canon and his famous stories of Narnia. Callahan's prose is heartfelt and full of grace.' (BookPage)'Callahan crafts a masterpiece that details the friendship and ultimate romance between the real Davidman and Lewis . . . Fans of Karen White and Mary Alice Monroe will enjoy this book. Callahan's writing is riveting and her characters spring to life to create a magical and literary experience that won't be soon forgotten.' (Library Journal, STARRED review)'Readers familiar with the life and work of C.S. Lewis will relish learning about the woman who inspired some of his most famous books. Others will find the slow burn of the romance between the two mesmerizing. All fans of women's fiction, particularly works with religious themes, will appreciate reading about this vibrant and intelligent woman.' (Booklist)'Layered with personal reflection, poignant life events, and the Davidman-Lewis journey toward respect and love, Becoming Mrs. Lewis may very well become a literary classic of its own.' (Hope by the Book, GOLD STAR review)'Patti Callahan's lyrical novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis details American author Joy Davidman's unconventional friendship-turned-romance with famed author and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis . . . The thoughtful narrative reads more like a memoir than fiction.' (WORLD magazine)'Patti Callahan has inhabited her subject so convincingly that Joy's light can finally shine brightly. Highly, highly recommended!' (Historical Novels Review)'Callahan (The Bookshop at Water's End) vividly enters the life of a woman searching for both God and romantic love in this pleasing historical novel about writer and poet Joy Davidman. In 1946, Joy lives in Ossining, N.Y., with her alcoholic husband, Bill Gresham, and her two small sons. In a moment of desperation, she prays to a God she doesn't believe in and experiences feeling 'fully known and loved.' Three years later, now deeply considering Christianity, she writes to Christian apologist C.S. Lewis with her questions about God. He responds, beginning a long-term correspondence in which Joy finds 'peace, connection, and intellectual intimacy.' By 1952, she wants to leave her unfaithful, abusive husband, but sees no way out. She does manage to take a much-needed physical and mental respite, heading to England for six months and falling in love with both England and Lewis; her only regret is leaving behind her sons. But, even after Bill and Joy divorce, Lewis at first keeps their relationship platonic, and Joy must search for true love and fulfillment through her relationship with God. Making full use of historical documentation, Callahan has created an incredible portrait of a complex woman.' (Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW) Read more About the Author Patti Callahan (who also writes as Patti Callahan Henry) is a New York Times bestselling author. Patti was a finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction, has been an Indie Next Pick, twice an OKRA pick, and a multiple nominee for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Novel of the Year. Her work has also been included in short story collections, anthologies, magazines, and blogs. Patti attended Auburn University for her undergraduate work and Georgia State University for her graduate degree. Once a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, she now writes full time. The mother of three children, she lives in both Mountain Brook, Alabama, and Bluffton, South Carolina, with her husband. Visit her online at patticallahanhenry.com; Instagram: pattichenry; Facebook: AuthorPattiCallahanHenry; Twitter: @pcalhenry. Read more

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The Secret Wife: A captivating story of romance, passion and mystery

Pdf Fiction The Secret Wife: A captivating story of romance, passion and mystery

Pdf:The Secret Wife: A captivating story of romance, passion and mystery.** The USA Today Bestseller****The number one Kindle bestseller**‘A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story… A triumph.’ DINAH JEFFERIESA Russian grand duchess and an English journalist. Linked by one of the world’s greatest mysteries . . .Love. Guilt. Heartbreak.1914Russia is on the brink of collapse, and the Romanov family faces a terrifyingly uncertain future. Grand Duchess Tatiana has fallen in love with cavalry officer Dmitri, but events take a catastrophic turn, placing their romance – and their lives – in danger . . .2016Kitty Fisher escapes to her great-grandfather’s remote cabin in America, after a devastating revelation makes her flee London. There, on the shores of Lake Akanabee, she discovers the spectacular jewelled pendant that will lead her to a long-buried family secret . . .Haunting, moving and beautifully written, The Secret Wife effortlessly crosses centuries, as past merges with present in an unforgettable story of love, loss and resilience.Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Dinah Jefferies.

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The Light Over London

Pdf Fiction The Light Over London

Pdf:The Light Over London.Reminiscent of Martha Hall Kelly's Lilac Girls and Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale, this sweeping, entrancing story is a must-read for fans of remarkable women rising to challenges they could never have predicted. It’s always been easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the past than confront the present, which is why working with a gruff but brilliant antiques dealer is perfect. While clearing out an estate, she pries open an old tin that holds the relics of a lost relationship: among the treasures, a World War II-era diary and a photograph of a young woman in uniform. Eager to find the author of the hauntingly beautiful, unfinished diary, Cara digs into this soldier’s life, but soon realizes she may not have been ready for the stark reality of wartime London she finds within the pages. In 1941, nineteen-year-old Louise Keene’s life had been decided for her—she’ll wait at home in her Cornish village until her wealthy suitor returns from war to ask for her hand. But when Louise unexpectedly meets Flight Lieutenant Paul Bolton, a dashing RAF pilot stationed at a local base, everything changes. And changes again when Paul’s unit is deployed without warning. Desperate for a larger life, Louise joins the women’s branch of the British Army in the anti-aircraft gun unit as a Gunner Girl. As bombs fall on London, she and the other Gunner Girls relish in their duties to be exact in their calculations, and quick in their identification of enemy planes during air raids. The only thing that gets Louise through those dark, bullet-filled nights is knowing she and Paul will be together when the war is over. But when a bundle of her letters to him are returned unanswered, she learns that wartime romance can have a much darker side. Illuminating the story of these two women separated by generations and experience, Julia Kelly transports us to World War II London in this heartbreakingly beautiful novel through forgotten antique treasures, remembered triumphs, and fierce family ties.

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The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding

Pdf Fiction The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding

Pdf:The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding.From the internationally best-selling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the 20th century - Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown - and the fascinating women who made it."Millions will welcome this joyous event as a flash of color on the long road we have to travel." (Sir Winston Churchill on the news of Princess Elizabeth's forthcoming wedding)London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation's recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together, they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth's wedding gown.Toronto, 2016: More than half a century later, Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost 70 years before? And what was her Nan's connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin?With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Balancing behind-the-scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces listeners to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love.

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The Notebook

Pdf Fiction The Notebook

Pdf:The Notebook.At 31, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle.

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The Paris Seamstress

Pdf Fiction The Paris Seamstress

Pdf:The Paris Seamstress.Review 'If you're looking for a swoon-worthy romance, then The Paris Seamstress is for you. Natasha Lester's novel features not one but two love stories, spanning continents and centuries...Fans of historical romance will eat this one up.'―Refinery29'This rich, memorable novel unfolds beautifully from start to finish.'― Publishers Weekly, Starred Review'5 Stars! Loved it and stayed up all night reading: The Paris Seamstress is romantically charged, multi-generational story of two women and their modern day and WWII lives...Excellent storytelling, combined with some amazing characters, made this one of my favorites reads of the year.'―Books for Her'The Paris Seamstress was heartbreaking to read and I am still reeling from the experience but it was also inspiring and so beautifully written. This was such a well-researched historical fiction that weaved romance, intrigue, and human emotions to create a story that will stay with you long after you've finished reading. I highly recommend having a box of Kleenex near as you make your way through this masterpiece!'―The Nerd Daily'This book was beautifully written and the characters have such rich history! The book is about two really strong women, two different generations, and the secrets that can bring them together or tear them apart. Natasha's style of writing flows easily, and the storyline and love story had me hooked.'―The Girly Book Club'Well-researched and powerful.'―The Genre Minx'[A] fascinating and impeccably researched evocation of the New York fashion world during World War Two... and some divine-sounding dresses!'―Gill Paul, bestselling historical fiction author'5 stars! If I could give this wonderful story of two brave women set across generations 10 stars, I gladly would. Most highly recommended!'―Literary Soiree'Ms. Lester's writing is outstanding, as is her research for this novel.'―Artisan Writing'Masterful...The Paris Seamstress is a lush and evocative story.'―Literary Treats Read more About the Author Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive for L'Oreal before penning the USA Today and internationally bestselling novel The Paris Seamstress. When she's not writing, she loves collecting vintage fashion, traveling, reading, practicing yoga, and playing with her three children. Natasha lives in Perth, Western Australia. Read more

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City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments

Pdf Fiction City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments

Pdf:City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments.Don't miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, now a major motion picture. Discover this first installment of the internationally best-selling Mortal Instruments series and "prepare to be hooked" (Entertainment Weekly). When 15-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know... Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

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Fierce Justice

Pdf Fiction Fierce Justice

Pdf:Fierce Justice.Real heroes aren't born, they're made.K9 handler Arin Siri doesn't like taking orders, and she works best when it's just her and her dog, King, out in the field. But when she discovers a wounded soldier of fortune during a search-and-protect mission, she has no choice but to get him to safety. The last time she and the roguish, sexy Jason Landon tangled, they were on opposite sides of the conflict, but this time, he's claiming to need her help.When Jason wakes up in a hospital on Hawaii's Big Island, he's shocked to discover Arin guarding him. She's the last person he expected to see, but she's also the only person who can help him bring down a kidnapping ring. As they draw closer to danger - and to each other - they must race against the clock to discover who the kidnappers are working for or risk becoming collateral damage themselves.

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You Should Have Left: A Novel

Pdf Fiction You Should Have Left: A Novel

Pdf:You Should Have Left: A Novel.From the internationally best-selling author of Measuring the World and F, an eerie and supernatural tale of a writer's emotional collapseA screenwriter, his wife, and their four-year old daughter rent a house in the mountains of Germany, but something isn’t right. As he toils on a sequel to his most successful movie, the screenwriter notices that rooms aren’t where he remembers them—and finds in his notebook words that are not his own.

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Outlander: Outlander, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Outlander: Outlander, Book 1

Pdf:Outlander: Outlander, Book 1.This stunning blend of historical romance and time traveling adventure has captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world and catapulted author Diana Gabaldon to the top of the New York Times best seller list. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. Their blissful reunion is shattered when she touches a boulder in an ancient stone ruin and is instantly transported to 1743 Scotland, a place torn by war and raiding border clans. Will Claire find her way back to her own time, or is her destiny forever linked with Clan MacKenzie and the gallant James Fraser?

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Dragonfly in Amber

Pdf Fiction Dragonfly in Amber

Pdf:Dragonfly in Amber.New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now the sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel. Still longing to know the fate of her beloved warrior, she recounts the story of her stay with him in the intrigue-ridden court of Charles Stuart and their attempt to avert the doomed Highlands uprising at Culloden. As her story unfolds, it reveals implications more far-reaching than even Claire could have guessed.Narrator Davina Porter's gift for expression captures the history and flavor of a harsh place and time, and gives it the polish of a warm and engaging love story.

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The Fiery Cross: Outlander, Book 5

Pdf Fiction The Fiery Cross: Outlander, Book 5

Pdf:The Fiery Cross: Outlander, Book 5.The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war. Her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through perilous years ahead - or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.

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Voyager

Pdf Fiction Voyager

Pdf:Voyager.Diana Gabaldon's magnificent historical saga, begun with Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber, continues with this New York Times best seller. Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind. It has been 20 years since she and Jamie were forced to separate. Can she risk everything, maybe even her life, on a gamble that their love has withstood the long, rigorous test of time? Diana Gabaldon's powerful, witty, and heroic characters lend themselves well to the rich, melodic narration accorded them by Davina Porter. Under her spell, listeners find themselves transported back through time to exciting, faraway places alive with people they would enjoy knowing.

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Drums of Autumn

Pdf Fiction Drums of Autumn

Pdf:Drums of Autumn.Diana Gabaldon's fans will be delighted to find Jamie and Claire as spirited and endearing as ever in this fourth installment of this magnificent saga. Romance, history, and time travel blend once again as the couple builds a new life together in the wilderness of pre-Revolutionary America. Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history. Davina Porter's narrative talent adds a special vibrance and resonance to Gabaldon's complex, colorful characters.

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A Breath of Snow and Ashes: Outlander, Book 6

Pdf Fiction A Breath of Snow and Ashes: Outlander, Book 6

Pdf:A Breath of Snow and Ashes: Outlander, Book 6.A worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies in print, Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series has produced #1 best-selling novels and earned a fiercely devoted fan base. Another spellbinding entry in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the privilege, although some might call it a burden, of knowing that war cannot be avoided. Claire has told him that the colonies will unite and rebel, and the result will be independence, with all British loyalists either dead or exiled. And there is an additional problem. Claire has discovered a newspaper clipping from 1776 that tells of Jamie's death. With its epic scope, historical details, and sweeping romance, A Breath of Snow and Ashes is everything Gabaldon's fans love and more.

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An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

Pdf Fiction An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

Pdf:An Echo in the Bone: A Novel.Diana Gabaldon's immensely popular Outlander saga soars to new heights with this seventh novel, which takes listeners on a breathtaking journey to 1777 America. Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives. Epic in scope and featuring a colorful cast that includes many legendary figures - including hero-turned-traitor Benedict Arnold and bawdy statesman Benjamin Franklin - An Echo in the Bone is a thrill from start to finish.

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Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8

Pdf Fiction Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8

Pdf:Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8.In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears... into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven best-selling novels, and CNN has called it "a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries]." Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart's Blood. It is 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington's troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife; his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is; and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie's wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in 20th-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family's secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy - never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself. Written in My Own Heart's Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.

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In Another Time: A Novel

Pdf Fiction In Another Time: A Novel

Pdf:In Another Time: A Novel.A sweeping historical novel that spans Germany, England, and the United States and follows a young couple torn apart by circumstance leading up to World War II—and the family secret that may prove to be the means for survival.Love brought them together. But only time can save them…1931, Germany. Bookshop owner Max Beissinger meets Hanna Ginsberg, a budding concert violinist, and immediately he feels a powerful chemistry between them. It isn’t long before they fall in love and begin making plans for the future. As their love affair unfolds over the next five years, the climate drastically changes in Germany as Hitler comes to power. Their love is tested with the new landscape and the realities of war, not the least of which is that Hanna is Jewish and Max is not. But unbeknownst to Hanna is the fact that Max has a secret, which causes him to leave for months at a time—a secret that Max is convinced will help him save Hanna if Germany becomes too dangerous for her because of her religion. In 1946, Hanna Ginsberg awakens in a field outside of Berlin. Disoriented and afraid, she has no memory of the past ten years and no idea what has happened to Max. With no information as to Max’s whereabouts—or if he is even still alive—she decides to move to London to live with her sister while she gets her bearings. Even without an orchestra to play in, she throws herself completely into her music to keep alive her lifelong dream of becoming a concert violinist. But the music also serves as a balm to heal her deeply wounded heart and she eventually gets the opening she long hoped for. Even so, as the days, months, and years pass, taking her from London to Paris to Vienna to America, she continues to be haunted by her forgotten past, and the fate of the only man she has ever loved and cannot forget.Told in alternating viewpoints—Max in the years leading up to WWII, and Hanna in the ten years after—In Another Time is a beautiful novel about love and survival, passion and music, across time and continents.

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Outlander 4-Copy Boxed Set: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn

Pdf Fiction Outlander 4-Copy Boxed Set: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn

Pdf:Outlander 4-Copy Boxed Set: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn.Review Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels   “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander   “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander   “Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber   “Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”—Publishers Weekly, on Voyager   “Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”—The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn Read more About the Author Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood—as well as the related Lord John Grey books Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion; and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband. Read more

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The Fiery Cross (Outlander)

Pdf Fiction The Fiery Cross (Outlander)

Pdf:The Fiery Cross (Outlander).Review “Addictive in the extreme.”—Toronto Star“A word-of-mouth cult success and a publishing phenomenon.”—Kitchener-Waterloo Record“Leaving out the history, the time-travel and fantastical subplots, the wit and irony, battles and heroes and villains, what will keep loyal readers and attract new is this fine portrait of two immensely admirable and interesting characters.” —London Free Press Read more From the Inside Flap Crossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivalled storytelling, Diana Gabaldon's new novel is a gift both to her millions of loyal fans and to the lucky readers who have yet to discover her. In the ten years since her extraordinary debut novel, 'Outlander, was published, beloved author Diana Gabaldon has entertained scores of readers with her heart-stirring stories and remarkable characters. The four volumes of her bestselling saga, featuring eighteenth-century Scotsman James Fraser and his twentieth-century, time-travelling wife, Claire Randall, boasts nearly 5 million copies in the U.S. The story of 'Outlander begins just after the Second World War, when a British field nurse named Claire Randall walks through a cleft stone in the Scottish highlands and is transported back some two hundred years to 1743. Here, now, is 'The Fiery Cross, the eagerly awaited fifth volume in this remarkable, award-winning series of historical novels. The year is 1771, and war is approaching. Jamie Fraser's wife has told him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy - a time-traveller's certain knowledge. To break his oath to the Crown will brand him a traitor; to keep it is certain doom. Jamie Fraser stands in the shadow of the fiery cross - a standard that leads nowhere but to the bloody brink of war. 'From the Hardcover edition. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Canterbury Tales (original-spelling Middle English edition) (Penguin Classics)

Pdf Fiction The Canterbury Tales (original-spelling Middle English edition) (Penguin Classics)

Pdf:The Canterbury Tales (original-spelling Middle English edition) (Penguin Classics).Review “A delight . . . [Raffel’s translation] provides more opportunities to savor the counterpoint of Chaucer’s earthy humor against passages of piercingly beautiful lyric poetry.”—Kirkus Reviews“Masterly . . . This new translation beckons us to make our own pilgrimage back to the very wellsprings of literature in our language.” —Billy Collins“The Canterbury Tales has remained popular for seven centuries. It is the most approachable masterpiece of the medieval world, and Mr. Raffel’s translation makes the stories even more inviting.”—Wall Street Journal Read more About the Author Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London, the son of a wine-merchant, in about 1342, and as he spent his life in royal government service his career happens to be unusually well documented. By 1357 Chaucer was a page to the wife of Prince Lionel, second son of Edward III, and it was while in the prince's service that Chaucer was ransomed when captured during the English campaign in France in 1359-60. Chaucer's wife Philippa, whom he married c. 1365, was the sister of Katherine Swynford, the mistress (c. 1370) and third wife (1396) of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, whose first wife Blanche (d. 1368) is commemorated in Chaucer's ealrist major poem, The Book of the Duchess.From 1374 Chaucer worked as controller of customs on wool in the port of London, but between 1366 and 1378 he made a number of trips abroad on official business, including two trips to Italy in 1372-3 and 1378. The influence of Chaucer's encounter with Italian literature is felt in the poems he wrote in the late 1370's and early 1380s – The House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls and a version of The Knight's Tale – and finds its fullest expression in Troilus and Criseyde.In 1386 Chaucer was member of parliament for Kent, but in the same year he resigned his customs post, although in 1389 he was appointed Clerk of the King's Works (resigning in 1391). After finishing Troilus and his translation into English prose of Boethius' De consolatione philosophiae, Chaucer started his Legend of Good Women. In the 1390s he worked on his most ambitious project, The Canterbury Tales, which remained unfinished at his death. In 1399 Chaucer leased a house in the precincts of Westminster Abbey but died in 1400 and was buried in the Abbey.Jill Mann is a fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St. Anne’s College, Oxford, and a Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel

Pdf Fiction An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel

Pdf:An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel.Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit.  Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.  This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward - with hope and pain - into the future. 

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Every Breath

Pdf Fiction Every Breath

Pdf:Every Breath.In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate. Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At 36, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable...but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways. Illuminating life's heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, Every Breath explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties - and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?

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Every Breath

Pdf Fiction Every Breath

Pdf:Every Breath.Review 'Sparks is known for crafting sweeping romances that make readers feel deeply and believe in the power of love...Sparks confirms his gifts...in this thoughtfully researched and spellbinding story of love that defies time, a tale both heartbreaking and heartwarming.'―Booklist Read more About the Author With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include fifteen #1 New York Times bestsellers, and all of his books, including Three Weeks with My Brother, the memoir he wrote with his brother, Micah, have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than fifty languages. Eleven of Nicholas Sparks's novels--The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle--have been adapted into major motion pictures. Read more

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Rebecca

Pdf Fiction Rebecca

Pdf:Rebecca.Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.... The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives - resenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave. First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling tale that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Pdf Fiction The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Pdf:The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Exclusively from Audible Robert Louis Stevenson presents the suspenseful, eerie and captivating story of a ruthless scientist who sets out to liberate his inner demon from the firm clutches of his conscience. Upon bearing witness to the extent of Mr Hyde's violent nature, Jekyll is horrified by his callous disregard for the welfare of others and greatly ashamed by the unstoppable nature of his ambition. Eager to redeem himself, Jekyll sets out to capture and stop the bloodthirsty Mr Hyde, by any means necessary. However, in keeping with true gothic tradition, Dr Jekyll must now face a race against time as damning evidence is uncovered, and the investigating detectives and interested parties are brought right to his door. Hailed by the Detective Club as 'one of the most amazing crime stories ever written', Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde was met with immediate critical approval, ensuring its success and popularity for years to come. A highly accomplished Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer, Robert Louis Stevenson is also credited with stories of Treasure Island, A Child's Garden of Verses and Kidnapped. Arguably, however, none have contributed to English literature quite like the unique tale of Dr Jekyll and his monster, Mr Hyde. Narrator Biography Best known for his roles in The Hobbit, Hannibal, Captain America, Robin Hood, Spooks and North and South, Richard Armitage has established himself as one of the greatest British actors of our time. With 11 audiobooks under his belt, including Charles Dickens' David Copperfield, David Hewson's Romeo and Juliet: A Novel and Georgette Heyer's Venetia, Richard's storytelling abilities have not gone unnoticed. In 2014, he was merited with having narrated the Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel. Providing another equally captivating performance in this new and highly anticipated adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Richard Armitage gradually builds and maintains the perfect atmosphere needed for this suspenseful classic horror story.

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Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath (Penguin Classics)

Pdf Fiction Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath (Penguin Classics)

Pdf:Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath (Penguin Classics).Review “[Sigrid Undset] should be the next Elena Ferrante . . . whose huge commercial success suggests there is a market for series in translation about fierce, complicated women navigating their culturally conservative European milieu. . . . If HBO is looking for its next miniseries, it should give Kristin Lavransdatter the proper adaptation it deserves. Rereading the trilogy this fall, I kept thinking of Olive Kitteridge, another powerful novel about a prickly mother turned into a worthy HBO miniseries. This trilogy includes illicit sex, affairs, a church fire, an attempted rape, ocean voyages, rebellious virgins cooped up in a convent, predatory priests, an attempted human sacrifice, floods, fights, murders, violent suicide, a gay king, drunken revelry, the Bubonic Plague, deathbed confessions, and sex that makes its heroine ache ‘with astonishment—that this was the iniquity that all the songs were about.’ ” —Ruth Graham, Slate “[My favorite fictional hero or heroine is] probably Sigrid Undset’s strong-willed, sensual, self-destructive and ultimately rock-solid Kristin Lavransdatter. . . . Kristin’s eponymous trilogy bears many rereadings. Right away one somehow identifies with this daughter of medieval Norway; soon one compassionates her in her sufferings. . . . For all her faults [she] inspires love in many around her, including this reader. Her faith and loyalty make her quite beautiful to me. Like Murasaki and Dos Passos, Undset tells the story of a whole life.” —William T. Vollman, The New York Times Book Review“We consider it the best book our judges have ever selected and it has been better received by our subscribers than any other book.” —Book-of-the-Month Club“The finest historical novel our 20th century has yet produced; indeed it dwarfs most of the fiction of any kind that Europe has produced in the last twenty years.” —Contemporary Movements in European Literature“As a novel it must be ranked with the greatest the world knows today.” —Montreal Star“Sigrid Undset’s trilogy embodies more of life, seen understandingly and seriously . . . than any novel since Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov. It is also very probably the noblest work of fiction ever to have been inspired by the Catholic art of life.” —Commonweal“The first great story founded upon the normal events of a normal woman’s existence. It is as great and as rich, as simple and as profound, as such a story should be.” —Des Moines Register“No other novelist, past or present, has bodied forth the medieval world with such richness and fullness of indisputable genius. . . . One of the finest minds in European literature.” —New York Herald Tribune“A master . . . writing in a prose as vigorous, articulate and naturalistic as the novel it re-creates, Tiina Nunnally brilliantly captures a world both remote and strangely familiar.” —Judges’ citation, PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize Read more Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: Norwegian Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Deadly Circus of Desire (Boys of Imperial Rome)

Pdf Fiction Deadly Circus of Desire (Boys of Imperial Rome)

Pdf:Deadly Circus of Desire (Boys of Imperial Rome).About the Author Zack was born in 1948 in Switzerland; since 1973 he lives in the UK. He is a self-educated illustrator and started to design explicit gay comic strips in the early seventies, inspired by his very own erotic fantasies. Zack designed numberless comic strips for British magazines like HIM, Vulcan and Teenage Dreams. British-born co-author Roger Kean has had careers as a movie cameraman, film editor, journalist, magazine and book editor, and has written millions of words about many subjects, including gay fiction. - See more at: http://www.brunogmuender.com/katalog/produkt/deadly-circus-of-desire/#sthash.EdsVhUgN.dpuf Read more

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Llámame por tu nombre [Call Me by Your Name]

Pdf Fiction Llámame por tu nombre [Call Me by Your Name]

Pdf:Llámame por tu nombre [Call Me by Your Name].Un viaje por los rincones más profundos de los sentimientos y del erotismo. Llámame por tu nombre ha sido galardonada con el Lambda Literary Award, mejor Libro del Año según The Washington Post y Publishers Weekly y es la novela en la que se basa la película Call Me By Your Name. En una localidad de la costa de Italia, durante la década de los ochenta, la familia de Elio instauró la tradición de recibir en el verano a estudiantes o creadores jóvenes que, a cambio de alojamiento, ayudaran al cabeza de familia, catedrático, en sus compromisos culturales. Oliver es el elegido este verano, un joven escritor norteamericano que pronto excita la imaginación de Elio. Durante las siguientes semanas, los impulsos ocultos de obsesión y miedo, fascinación y deseo intensificarán su pasión. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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The Raven and the Aspen King: Book 2 of The Dark Pool Trilogy (Volume 2)

Pdf Fiction The Raven and the Aspen King: Book 2 of The Dark Pool Trilogy (Volume 2)

Pdf:The Raven and the Aspen King: Book 2 of The Dark Pool Trilogy (Volume 2).Aiden He’s everything they want - Holly, Sahara and Iona, all in love with a man who’s crossed centuries to find them. In this continuation of a passionate story that defies rules and boundaries, fall in love all over again with the mystery of well-kept secrets, erotic encounters and the magic that ties it all together. Book Two of the Dark Pool Trilogy, The Raven and the Aspen King, keeps its promises. There is nothing like a lusty dip into forbidden waters.

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120 days of Sodom

Pdf Fiction 120 days of Sodom

Pdf:120 days of Sodom."The 120 Days of Sodom" is "the most impure tale that has ever been told since our world began". It was written by the Marquis de Sade, a french noble man, in the space of 37 days, while imprisoned in the famous parisian Bastille. Fearing confiscation, the Marquis de Sade, Donatien-Alphonse-François, had to write it on a continuous roll of paper, made up of small pieces glued together. The original manuscript is now on display in Paris, and is the third most expensive kept in France, insured for 12 million euros. Four unbelievably wealthy aristocrats lock themselves in a remote medieval castle, along with forty-two victims and accomplices. Ensues the often unbearable description of perversions. This unfinished novel is a testimony to how dark the human soul can become when pushed to its limits. Donatien-Alphonse-François, Marquis de Sade was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer, famous for his libertine sexuality. His works include novels, short stories, and plays. De Sade is best known for his erotic works, which combined philosophical discourse with pornography, depicting sexual fantasies. He was a proponent of extreme freedom, unrestrained by morality, religion, or law. The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name. À réserver aux adultes.

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A Soldier's Return (The Women of Brambleberry House)

Pdf Fiction A Soldier's Return (The Women of Brambleberry House)

Pdf:A Soldier's Return (The Women of Brambleberry House).About the Author New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne finds inspiration in the beautiful northern Utah mountains where she lives with her family. Her books have won numerous honors, including six RITA Award nominations from Romance Writers of America and Career Achievement and Romance Pioneer awards from RT Book Reviews. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.raeannethayne.com. Read more

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Pleasure Unbound: A Demonica Novel

Pdf Fiction Pleasure Unbound: A Demonica Novel

Pdf:Pleasure Unbound: A Demonica Novel.From the Author Pleasure Unbound is book 1 in the combined Demonica/Lords of Deliverance series. Reading order:Pleasure Unbound July 2008 (Book 1)Desire Unchained March 2009 (Book 2)Passion Unleashed April 2009 (Book 3)Ecstasy Unveiled February 2010 (Book 4)Eternity Embraced ebook (Book 4.5) (NOVELLA)Sin Undone August 24, 2010 (Book 5)Eternal Rider April 2011 (Book 6)Supernatural Anthology September 2011 (contains Vampire Fight Club, Book 6.5) (NOVELLA)Immortal Rider Dec 2011 (Book 7)Lethal Rider June 2012 (Book 8)Rogue Rider November 2012 (Book 9)REAVER December 2013 (Book 10)AZAGOTH ebook June 2014 (Book 10.5)REVENANT Late Winter 2014 (Book 11)Don't forget to check out Larissa's website for news and to sign up for her newsletter! Read more About the Author A former meteorologist and EMT, Air Force veteran Larissa Ione now gets her daily dose of excitement from vampires, werewolves, demons, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. She lives in wintery Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat, and her hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.You can learn more at: LarissaIone.comTwitter: @LarissaIoneFacebook.com/OfficialLarissaIone Read more

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Wartime for the District Nurses: The District Nurse, Book 2

Pdf Fiction Wartime for the District Nurses: The District Nurse, Book 2

Pdf:Wartime for the District Nurses: The District Nurse, Book 2.The compelling new best seller from the author of The Mersey Daughter and Winter on the Mersey.Alice Lake and her friend Edith have had everything thrown at them in their first year as district nurses in London's East End. From babies born out of wedlock to battered wives, they've had plenty to keep them occupied.As rationing takes hold and Hitler's bombers train their sights on London, there is no escaping the reality of being at war. Edith is trying to battle on bravely while bearing her own heartache but there's no escaping the new terror of the bombing raids. The girls find themselves caught up in the terrible aftermath, their nursing skills desperately needed by the shaken locals on their rounds.With the men away fighting for King and country, it's up to the nurses to keep up the Spirit of the Blitz, and everyone is counting on them....

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Wartime for the District Nurses (The District Nurse, Book 2)

Pdf Fiction Wartime for the District Nurses (The District Nurse, Book 2)

Pdf:Wartime for the District Nurses (The District Nurse, Book 2).The compelling new bestseller from the author of The Mersey Daughter and Winter on the Mersey.Alice Lake and her friend Edith have had everything thrown at them in their first year as district nurses in London’s East End. From babies born out of wedlock to battered wives, they’ve had plenty to keep them occupied.As rationing takes hold and Hitler’s bombers train their sights on London, there is no escaping the reality of being at war. Edith is trying to battle on bravely while bearing her own heartache but there’s no escaping the new terror of the bombing raids. The girls find themselves caught up in the terrible aftermath, their nursing skills desperately needed by the shaken locals on their rounds.With the men away fighting for King and country, it’s up to the nurses to keep up the Spirit of the Blitz, and everyone is counting on them…

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A Soldier's Return & The Daddy Makeover: An Anthology (The Women of Brambleberry House)

Pdf Fiction A Soldier's Return & The Daddy Makeover: An Anthology (The Women of Brambleberry House)

Pdf:A Soldier's Return & The Daddy Makeover: An Anthology (The Women of Brambleberry House).About the Author New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne finds inspiration in the beautiful northern Utah mountains where she lives with her family. Her books have won numerous honors, including six RITA Award nominations from Romance Writers of America and Career Achievement and Romance Pioneer awards from RT Book Reviews. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.raeannethayne.com. Read more

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The After Wife

Pdf Fiction The After Wife

Pdf:The After Wife.I saw you, and I knew instantly that I could grow old with you. We'd be future-proof. When Rachel and Aidan fell in love, they thought it was forever. She was a brilliant, high-flying scientist. He was her loving and supportive husband. Now she's gone, and Aidan must carry on and raise their daughter alone. But Rachel has left behind her life's work, a gift of love to see them through the dark days after her death.  A gift called iRachel.  The After Wife is an emotional story about love, loss, longing and belonging. For fans of The Time Traveller's Wife, Me Before You and The Lovely Bones.  

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The Liverpool Nightingales: The Nursing Series, Book 2

Pdf Fiction The Liverpool Nightingales: The Nursing Series, Book 2

Pdf:The Liverpool Nightingales: The Nursing Series, Book 2.Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Liverpool Nightingales by Kate Eastham, read by Dorothy Lawrence.  Liverpool, 1863. Maud Linklater's life as a housemaid changes forever the day she takes poor little injured chimney sweep Alfie to hospital.  Helping to care for him on the ward, Maud is unexpectedly offered a place as a trainee at the newly opened nursing school run by Ada Houston.   Maud loves her new role and throws herself wholeheartedly into the busy, exhausting experience of living and working at the hospital. And she has a lot of fun along the way once she befriends fellow trainees, including the sweet Alice and chatterbox Edie. Although it soon becomes clear that Alice is troubled by a secret. And then little Alfie, to whom she is devoted, goes missing.   There is only one person Maud thinks can help her find him. Harry, the man whose affections she's been fending off for months.   Can Harry find Alfie before it is too late? And can Maud qualify despite everything that's thrown her way?

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Fingersmith

Pdf Fiction Fingersmith

Pdf:Fingersmith.New York Times best-selling author of Affinity, Sarah Waters was named Author of the Year at the 2003 British Book Awards. Fingersmith was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize, and was chosen as book of the year 2002 by more organizations than any other novel. Orphaned as an infant, Susan Trinder was raised by Mrs. Sucksby, "mother" to a host of pickpockets and con artists. To pay her debt, she joins legendary thief Gentleman in swindling an innocent woman out of her inheritence. But the two women form an unanticipated bond and the events that follow will surprise every listener.

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Speak No Evil: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Speak No Evil: A Novel

Pdf:Speak No Evil: A Novel.In the long-anticipated novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds sets off a chain of events with devastating consequences. On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, DC, he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard in the fall, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: He is queer - an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders - and the one person who seems not to judge him. When his father accidentally discovers Niru is gay, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding toward a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed. In the tradition of Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, Speak No Evil explores what it means to be different in a fundamentally conformist society and how that difference plays out in our inner and outer struggles. It is a novel about the power of words and self-identification, about who gets to speak and who has the power to speak for other people. As heart-wrenching and timely as his breakout debut, Beasts of No Nation, Uzodinma Iweala's second novel cuts to the core of our humanity and leaves us reeling in its wake.

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Sarah: Women of Genesis

Pdf Fiction Sarah: Women of Genesis

Pdf:Sarah: Women of Genesis.From Publishers Weekly Although Card's popular science fiction and fantasy have always been permeated with religious themes, this version of the life of Sarah, Abraham's wife, is more in keeping with his lesser known Stone Tables, a reconstruction of the life of Moses. In his afterword, Card explains that here he is not an apologist for the Bible, but rather 'an apologist for Sarah, a tough, smart, strong, bright woman in an era when women did not show up much in historical records.' He takes the tantalizingly rich references to Sarah in the book of Genesis and determines to bring her to life for his readers. This novel is not an epic volume rich in cultural and historical detail about ancient Mesopotamia, Canaan and Egypt. Its focus is more what Card does best: exploring human motives and relationships, and the role of faith in individual lives. The entire novel is told exclusively from the point of view of Sarah and her sister Qira, whom Card has created as Lot's wife. Qira is the blind, selfish materialist who cannot understand the kindness or self-sacrifice of the faithful who surround her and who chafes against her husband's authority. Sarah, by contrast, is a wise and virtuous figure who struggles to have the unflinching faith of Abraham, even though she glimpses God's presence in her life only rarely. The narrative is sometimes uneven, and the sprinkling of references to LDS theology may be awkward for the non-Mormon reader. Overall, however, this playfully speculative novel succeeds in bringing Sarah's oft-overlooked character into vivid relief. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Rachel and Leah: Women of Genesis

Pdf Fiction Rachel and Leah: Women of Genesis

Pdf:Rachel and Leah: Women of Genesis.About the Author Orson Scott Card, an internationally acclaimed writer, is the author of Ender's Game, The Tales of Alvin Maker, and two novels in the Women of Genesis collection, Sarah and Rebekah, as well as many other novels, stories, essays, and plays. He is the first author to win both the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row. Scott and his wife, Kristine, are the parents of five children and live in Greensboro, North Carolina. Read more

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The Red Tent

Pdf Fiction The Red Tent

Pdf:The Red Tent.Amazon.com Review The red tent is the place where women gathered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and even illness. Like the conversations and mysteries held within this feminine tent, this sweeping piece of fiction offers an insider's look at the daily life of a biblical sorority of mothers and wives and their one and only daughter, Dinah. Told in the voice of Jacob's daughter Dinah (who only received a glimpse of recognition in the Book of Genesis), we are privy to the fascinating feminine characters who bled within the red tent. In a confiding and poetic voice, Dinah whispers stories of her four mothers, Rachel, Leah, Zilpah, and Bilhah--all wives to Jacob, and each one embodying unique feminine traits. As she reveals these sensual and emotionally charged stories we learn of birthing miracles, slaves, artisans, household gods, and sisterhood secrets. Eventually Dinah delves into her own saga of betrayals, grief, and a call to midwifery. 'Like any sisters who live together and share a husband, my mother and aunties spun a sticky web of loyalties and grudges,' Anita Diamant writes in the voice of Dinah. 'They traded secrets like bracelets, and these were handed down to me the only surviving girl. They told me things I was too young to hear. They held my face between their hands and made me swear to remember.' Remembering women's earthy stories and passionate history is indeed the theme of this magnificent book. In fact, it's been said that The Red Tent is what the Bible might have been had it been written by God's daughters, instead of her sons. --Gail Hudson Read more Review 'Diamant vividly conjures up the ancient world of caravans, shepherds, farmers, midwives, slaves, and artisans . . . her Dinah is a compelling narrator that has timeless resonance.'—Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor'An intense, vivid novel . . . It is tempting to say that The Red Tent is what the Bible would be like if it had been written by women, but only Diamant could have given it such sweep and grace.'—The Boston Globe'The best fiction reporters create a world and bathe us in its sounds and sights, its language and climate, the intricate relationships among its inhabitants. Anita Diamant has performed this wondrous craft: She has brought forth one of those books that appear effortless precisely because the writer has pondered even the length of breath between each character's words . . . This earthy, passionate tale, told also with great delicacy, is, quite simply, a great read.'—Jane Redmont, National Catholic Reporter'By giving a voice to Dinah, one of the silent female characters in Genesis, the novel has struck a chord with women who may have felt left out of biblical history. It celebrates mothers and daughters and the mysteries of the life cycle.'—The Los Angeles Times'A richly imagined world . . . Paints a vivid picture of what women's society might have resembled during biblical times. Although it is a novel, it is also an extended midrash or exegesis—filling in gaps left by the biblical text.'—Jewish Times'[A] vivid evocation of the world of Old Testament women . . . The red tent becomes a symbol of womanly strength, love, and wisdom . . . Diamant succeeds admirably in depicting the lives of women in the age that engendered our civilization and our most enduring values.'—Publishers Weekly'The oldest story of all could never seem more original, more true.'—James Carroll, author of An American Requiem Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Havah: The Story of Eve/A Novel

Pdf Fiction Havah: The Story of Eve/A Novel

Pdf:Havah: The Story of Eve/A Novel.From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Lee surprised the evangelical Christian literary world with her acclaimed Demon: A Memoir. Her fans will be equally pleased with her newest, a passionate and riveting story of the Bible's first woman and her remarkable journey after being cast from paradise. Havah, Adam's chosen name for Eve, recounts her life from a singular vantage point. From having known only blissful innocence, she must struggle through every post-Garden moment. Frustration compounds her plight as she repeatedly attempts to regain her former idyllic existence and repeatedly fails. Havah's life becomes a fight for survival once she and Adam are cast from the Garden, and Lee's poetic prose beautifully depicts the couple's slow surrender to a world tending to destruction. Havah gives birth, raises a brood of children, watches one son kill another, observes disease and death. Yet all the while, she waits for the fulfillment of 'the One' (God) who will bring reconciliation and redemption through her seed. Lee's superior storytelling will have readers weeping for all that Havah forfeited by a single damning choice. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review Lee surprised the evangelical Christian literary world with her acclaimed Demon: A Memoir. Her fans will be equally pleased with her newest, a passionate and riveting story of the Bible's first woman and her remarkable journey after being cast from paradise. Havah, Adam's chosen name for Eve, recounts her life from a singular vantage point. From having known only blissful innocence, she must struggle through every post-Garden moment. Frustration compounds her plight as she repeatedly attempts to regain her former idyllic existence and repeatedly fails. Havah's life becomes a fight for survival once she and Adam are cast from the Garden, and Lee's poetic prose beautifully depicts the couple's slow surrender to a world tending to destruction. Havah gives birth, raises a brood of children, watches one son kill another, observes disease and death. Yet all the while, she waits for the fulfillment of 'the One' (God) who will bring reconciliation and redemption through her seed. Lee's superior storytelling will have readers weeping for all that Havah forfeited by a single damning choice. --Publisher's Weekly Review Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Man in White

Pdf Fiction Man in White

Pdf:Man in White.Johnny Cash. The Apostle Paul.Passionate. Controversial. Fiery. Destructive. Redeemed.Two legendary men. Two thousand years apart-yet remarkably similar.Both struggled with a "thorn in the flesh." And both had powerful visions from God. Paul's encounter with the Man in White knocked him to the ground and struck him blind. It also turned him into one of the most influential men in history.Johnny Cash's vision was of another man entirely-his recently deceased father-a vision that helped spark his imagination to write this historical novel about the amazing life of the intriguing figure with whom Cash identified so deeply-the Apostle Paul.See Paul as you've never seen him before--through the creative imagination of one of the greatest singer-songwriters America has ever known. Subsequently see Johnny Cash, the man in Black, as you've never seen him before--as a passionist novelist consumed with the Man In White.

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The Path Of Light: Book One: Light Descends

Pdf Fiction The Path Of Light: Book One: Light Descends

Pdf:The Path Of Light: Book One: Light Descends.Review 'A beautiful read that I couldn't put down'  Amazon.ca customer'R.J. Lafleur is a skilled writer with a unique gift for creating intense and powerful scenes. The writing is filled with insightful passages, dynamic action, and bursts of wisdom that will inspire many readers.' - Readers' Favorite Review'The fact that the book opens immediately with Gabriel thinking of Magdalene and her long red hair instantly took me into a place where I knew I was going to enjoy this book. The story flows very nicely, the pacing is almost perfect, and the characters come to life on the page. There truly are moments during some of the character banter where I could have been sitting in the same room with them, and that is my idea of an engaging and perfect read.I love a good paranormal novel and while most of my paranormal reading stays within the realm of vampires and such, I do like a good angel story as well. So, getting the chance to read this novel by author R.J. Lafleur was right up my alley and I am very glad that I was able to read this. I don't want to give anything away but I can say without a doubt that The Path Of Light is one of the better angel romance paranormal stories I have read, and if you enjoy the genre you will enjoy this book as well. I can't wait for the second instalment of this series.' - Readers' Favorite Review Read more

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Wisdom's Daughter: A Novel of Solomon and Sheba

Pdf Fiction Wisdom's Daughter: A Novel of Solomon and Sheba

Pdf:Wisdom's Daughter: A Novel of Solomon and Sheba.From Booklist Like her previous novel, Queenmaker (2002), Edghill's latest fictionalization of an Old Testament story will appeal to the Red Tent crowd, both for its emphasis on the role of women in ancient Israel and for the author's ability to bring history to life. Edghill transforms a didactic fable, the story of King Solomon and his brief interaction with the Queen of Sheba, into a powerful love story of a man and the queen who won his heart. Rotating among multiple narrators-- including several of Solomon's 40 wives; his daughter Baalit; Bilqis, the Queen of Sheba; Solomon's war general; and Solomon himself--Edghill tells the story of why Bilqis came to King David's City and why Solomon lavished her with gifts and eventually gave her his daughter. Leisurely paced and focused on the wisdom of Solomon and the burdens of his reign, this atmospheric story is packed with political intrigue, illuminating the curious mixture of cultures and religions among the women of Solomon's court. Jennifer BakerCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more From the Inside Flap Praise for Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen by India Edghill 'With her vivid attention to historical detail, Edghill keeps readers captivated.... A majestic debut.' - People magazine 'Think The Red Tent, only much better.' - Rocky Mountain News (Denver) 'A riveting debut tale...In the tradition of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent---and as good.' - Kirkus Reviews 'Excellent writing, dynamic character, and galloping pace...highly recommended.' - Library Journal 'A tantalizing glimpse into the past.' - Publishers Weekly 'Splendid.' - Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of The Mists of Avalon 'Queenmaker beguiles not only because it opens our eyes to the pure ordinariness of mythical figures, but it also exposes the foolishness and shortsighted passion that can make fools of the most exalted heroes. Its greatest richness is in creating the courage, compassion, and sheer canniness of the shadow queen, Michal, the betrothed bride of King David, the Eleanor of Aquitaine of the Bible, a monarch in full.' - Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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SEBERIAN The Great Gate

Pdf Fiction SEBERIAN The Great Gate

Pdf:SEBERIAN The Great Gate.Angels and Demons in Space. The Seberian™ Series blends Sci-Fi military action with angelic and demonic supernatural warfare.  What can Lonan do to stop a demon-powered army from taking over his home planet of Helion? The evil Nemaron Empire is taking entire planets captive, and Helion is next.With the help of faithful angels and the Seberians, Lonan and his team have devised a plan to cut off the power source of this unstoppable Leviathan army.  But will it work? The plan involves going up against the chief of all demons, Satan himself, who cares only about his plan to take over the throne of heaven.  He cares not how many angels he must kill or human pawns he must destroy to achieve that goal. If Lonan and the Seberians soldiers fail in their mission, hundreds of thousands of human lives will be lost, the Helion people will be destroyed, and the Nemaron armies will continue their reign of terror. Buy a copy today and join Lonan on his journey of taking on the greatest evil of all time. What are people saying about the Seberian series?“Angels, demons and sci-fi.  A great story that surprisingly brings two awesome subjects together in something that totally works.”- Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur.com“A successful blending of Science Fiction, Supernatural, Spiritual Warfare with Angels and Demons is a Space Opera Setting.  I was very captivated by this novel and really loved it. I look forward to more of what this author has to offer…” – Peter Younghusband of Christian Fiction Review. “The author J.R. Dahl has done a fantastic job at creating a futuristic world on par with ‘The Lord of the Rings’”. – Richard Mauro, Writer/Director/Producer“This book was utterly thrilling. How do you mix space-ships, soldiers, romance, suspense, angels and demons all in the same book? Well this book manages to pull it all together in a tale that leaves you yearning for more when it's finished.” –Amazon review.NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:  This story is classified as Christian Science Fiction or Christian Fantasy. It's a clean story that does not have any swearing or explicit sex. It does, however, have angels and demons fighting and cutting each other’s heads off.  One awesome thing is the fact that it actually has a message of non-violence, yet there are still battles… you’ll have to read it to understand that.I hope you check it out.Jason Dahl.      

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The Incendiaries: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Incendiaries: A Novel

Pdf:The Incendiaries: A Novel.Now a National Bestseller"Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." --People Magazine"The most buzzed-about debut of the summer, as it should be...unusual and enticing ... The Incendiaries arrives at precisely the right moment." --The Washington Post"Radiant...A dark, absorbing story of how first love can be as intoxicating and dangerous as religious fundamentalism." --New York Times Book ReviewA powerful, darkly glittering novel of violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young woman at an elite American university is drawn into a cult's acts of terrorism.Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet in their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn't tell anyone she blames herself for her mother's recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible college, waiting tables to get by. What he knows for sure is that he loves Phoebe. Grieving and guilt-ridden, Phoebe is drawn into a secretive cult founded by a charismatic former student with an enigmatic past. When the group commits a violent act in the name of faith, Will finds himself struggling to confront a new version of the fanaticism he's worked so hard to escape. Haunting and intense, The Incendiaries is a fractured love story that explores what can befall those who lose what they love most.

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Rise of the Locusts: A Post-Apocalyptic Techno-Thriller (Cyber Armageddon, Book 1)

Pdf Fiction Rise of the Locusts: A Post-Apocalyptic Techno-Thriller (Cyber Armageddon, Book 1)

Pdf:Rise of the Locusts: A Post-Apocalyptic Techno-Thriller (Cyber Armageddon, Book 1).Cyber Armageddon has come. America will not survive! Cyber-security analyst Kate McCarthy knows something ominous is about to happen in the US banking system. She has a place to go if things get hectic, but it's far from the perfect retreat. When a new breed of computer virus takes down America's financial network, chaos and violence erupt. Access to cash disappears and credit cards become worthless. Desperate consumers are left with no means to purchase food, fuel, and basic necessities. Society melts down instantly and the threat of starvation brings out the absolute worst humanity has to offer. In the midst of the mayhem, Kate will face a post-apocalyptic nightmare that she never could have imagined. Her only reward for survival is to live another day in the gruesome new reality which has eradicated the world she once knew. As with all works by Mark Goodwin, this book contains no profanity and no embarrassing sex scenes. However, if you're offended by conservative principles and references to Scripture, this book might not be for you.

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Armageddon: Left Behind, Volume 11

Pdf Fiction Armageddon: Left Behind, Volume 11

Pdf:Armageddon: Left Behind, Volume 11.Armageddon, the thrilling eleventh book in the best-selling inspirational series of all time, with over 40 million copies in print, continues the sweeping, apocalyptic saga of the end of time on planet earth and reaches new heights with a story listeners will never forget. It is the final year of the Great Tribulation. The Tribulation Force is holding out in their San Diego safe house, but in reality, there is no place left that can be called safe. All the world's remaining armies have gathered in the Middle East, poised for the battle of the ages and preparing for the mighty beasts of the apocalypse. The wasted shell of once-beautiful planet Earth has been reduced to a ticking time bomb, staggering under the weight of judgments from heaven. Mankind is hurtling toward the Battle of Armageddon and the ultimate showdown between the forces of good and evil. Who will survive at the end of the world?

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Glorious Appearing: Left Behind, Volume 12

Pdf Fiction Glorious Appearing: Left Behind, Volume 12

Pdf:Glorious Appearing: Left Behind, Volume 12.The smash hit Left Behind saga, the best-selling inspirational series of all time, comes to its extraordinary conclusion in this thrilling audiobook. Glorious Appearing picks up the action following the cosmic battle of the ages, and not all the members of the Tribulation Force have survived! The Antichrist is assembling his massive armies and preparing for one final struggle. Hunkered down at Petra with more than one million members of the Jewish Remnant, the Tribulation Force joins the believers in turning eyes to the heavens. For only the Glorious Appearing of Christ can stop the Antichrist from ascending the throne of God.

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Pdf Fiction The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Pdf:The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.Michael Chabon masterfully renders the funny, tender, and captivating first-person narrative of Art Bechstein, whose confusion and heartache echo the tones of literary forebears like The Catcher in the Rye's Holden Caulfield and The Great Gatsby's Nick Carraway. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh incontrovertibly established Chabon as a powerful force in contemporary fiction, even before his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay set the literary world spinning. An unforgettable story of coming of age in America, it is also an essential milestone in the movement of American fiction, from a novelist who has become one of the most important and enduring voices of this generation.

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Confessions of the Fox: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Confessions of the Fox: A Novel

Pdf:Confessions of the Fox: A Novel.Recently jilted and increasingly unhinged, Dr. Voth throws himself into his work, obsessively researching the life of Jack Sheppard, a legendary 18th-century thief. No one knows Jack's true story - his confessions have never been found. That is, until Dr. Voth discovers a mysterious stack of papers titled "Confessions of the Fox".Dated 1724, the manuscript tells the story of an orphan named P. Sold into servitude at 12, P struggles for years with her desire to live as "Jack". When P falls dizzyingly in love with Bess, a sex worker looking for freedom of her own, P begins to imagine a different life. Bess brings P into the London underworld where scamps and rogues clash with London's newly established police force, queer subcultures thrive, and ominous threats of an oncoming plague abound. At last, P becomes Jack Sheppard, one of the most notorious - and most wanted - thieves in history.Back in the present, Dr. Voth works feverishly day and night to authenticate the manuscript. But he's not the only one who wants Jack's story - and some people will do whatever it takes to get it. As both Jack and Voth are drawn into corruption and conspiracy, it becomes clear that their fates are intertwined - and only a miracle will save them both.

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Under the Udala Trees

Pdf Fiction Under the Udala Trees

Pdf:Under the Udala Trees.Inspired by Nigeria's folktales and war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly. Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is 11 when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child, and the star-crossed pair fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. When their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself. But there is a cost to living inside a lie. As Edwidge Danticat has made personal the legacy of Haiti's political coming of age, Okparanta's Under the Udala Trees uses one woman's lifetime to examine the ways in which Nigerians continue to struggle toward selfhood. Even as their nation contends with and recovers from the effects of war and division, Nigerian lives are wrecked and lost from taboo and prejudice. But this story offers a glimmer of hope - a future where a woman might just be able to shape her life around truth and love.

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The Gunners

Pdf Fiction The Gunners

Pdf:The Gunners.Following on her wonderfully received first novel, Another Place You've Never Been, called "mesmerizing", "powerful", and "gorgeous" by critics all over the country, Rebecca Kauffman returns with Mikey Callahan, a 30-year-old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections - even his emotional life is a blur. As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with "The Gunners", his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey especially needs to confront dark secrets about his own past and his father. How much of this darkness accounts for the emotional stupor Mikey is suffering from as he reaches his maturity? And can The Gunners, prompted by Sally's death, find their way to a new day? The core of this adventure, made by Mikey, Alice, Lynn, Jimmy, and Sam, becomes a search for the core of truth, friendship, and forgiveness. A quietly startling, beautiful book, The Gunners engages us with vividly unforgettable characters, and advances Rebecca Kauffman's place as one of the most important young writers of her generation.

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In His Father's Footsteps: A Novel

Pdf Fiction In His Father's Footsteps: A Novel

Pdf:In His Father's Footsteps: A Novel.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this powerful novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel tells the story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success. When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle are saved from the terrible fate of so many in the camps. With the help of sponsors, they make their way to New York. In order not to be separated, they allow their friendship to blossom into love and marriage, and start a new life on the Lower East Side, working at grueling, poorly paid jobs. Decades later, through talent, faith, fortune, and relentless hard work, Jakob has achieved success in the diamond business, invested in real estate in New York, and shown his son, Max, that America is truly the land of opportunity. Max is a rising star, a graduate of Harvard with friends among the wealthiest, most ambitious families in the world. And while his parents were thrown together by chance, Max chooses a perfect bride to start the perfect American family. An opulent society wedding. A honeymoon in Tahiti. A palatial home in Greenwich. Max’s lavish lifestyle is unimaginable to his cautious old-world father and mother. Max wants to follow his father’s example and make his own fortune. But after the birth of children, and with a failing marriage, he can no longer deny that his wife is not the woman he thought she was. Angry and afraid, Max must do what he has never done before: struggle, persevere, and learn what it means to truly walk in his father’s footsteps, while pursuing his own ideals and setting an example for his children. Moving from the ashes of postwar Europe to the Lower East Side of New York to wealth, success, and unlimited luxury, In His Father’s Footsteps is a stirring tale of three generations of strong, courageous, and loving people who pay their dues to achieve their goals.

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Charming: A Cinderella Billionaire Story

Pdf Fiction Charming: A Cinderella Billionaire Story

Pdf:Charming: A Cinderella Billionaire Story. He's a bad boy trying to be good... Ford's gone from playboy to responsible CEO. Since inheriting his father's billion-dollar corporation, he has everything to prove. He also has a secret. Her name is Autumn, and her voice is perfect. Sometimes sweet and innocent, sometimes sultry and seductive, but always exactly right. She's a good girl pretending to be bad...Autumn's fantasy hotline job helps pay the bills--and with a sister to raise, she has lots of those. So the shy 23-year-old plays the roles the callers want. Except with Ford. He wants the real Autumn. And she can't help wishing he were more than a voice in the night. When Autumn's in danger and Ford rushes to her rescue, their unlikely connection becomes a Cinderella story. But Autumn has a secret, too... one that might destroy their fairy-tale romance.Charming is a full-length romance novel with steamy scenes, no cheating, and a very happy ending. Note: This edition is a new release of an edition originally published by Sophie Brooks.

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The Perfect Royal Mistress: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Perfect Royal Mistress: A Novel

Pdf:The Perfect Royal Mistress: A Novel.Born into poverty and raised in a brothel, Nell Gwynne sells oranges in the pit at London’s King’s Theater, newly reopened after the plague and the Great Fire devastated the city. Soon, her quick sense of humor and natural charm get her noticed by those who have the means to make her life easier. But the street-smart Nell knows a woman doesn’t get ahead by selling her body. Through talent, charm, intelligence, and sheer determination—as well as a keen understanding of how the world operates—Nell works her way out of the pit and onto the stage to become the leading comedic actress of the day. Her skills and beauty quickly win the attention of all of London—eventually even catching the eye of King Charles II. Their attraction is as real as it is unlikely, and the scrappy orange girl with the pretty face and the quick wit soon finds herself plunged into the confusing and dangerous world of the court, where she learns there are few she can trust—and many whom she cannot turn her back on. From the gritty streets of seventeenth-century London, to the backstage glamour of its theaters, to the glittering court of Charles II, The Perfect Royal Mistress is a love story for the ages, the rags-to-riches tale of a truly remarkable heroine.

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Forsaking All Other

Pdf Fiction Forsaking All Other

Pdf:Forsaking All Other.When marriages are arranged and duty and obedience valued above personal wishes, what hope does love have?England 1585.Bess Stoughton, waiting woman to the well-connected LadyAllingbourne, has discovered that her father is arranging for her to marry an elderly neighbour. Normally obedient Bess rebels and wrests from her father a year's grace to find a husband more to her liking.Edmund Wyard, a taciturn and scarred veteran of England's campaign in Ireland, is attempting to ignore the pressure from his family to find a suitable wife as he prepares to join the Earl of Leicester's army in the Netherlands.Although Bess and Edmund are drawn to each other, they are aware that they can have nothing more than friendship. Bess knows that Edmund's wealth and family connections place him beyond her reach. And Edmund,with his well-honed sense of duty, has never considered that he could follow his own wishes.With England on the brink of war and fear of Catholic plots extending even into Lady Allingbourne's household, time is running out for both of them. 'The writing style for the story is perfect, it flowed so well... I felt as though as I was living at the same time as the characters.' Donna's Book Blog

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The Other Boleyn Girl

Pdf Fiction The Other Boleyn Girl

Pdf:The Other Boleyn Girl.When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots when the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her powerfully ambitious sister, Anne Boleyn. As Mary watches Anne manipulate her rise to the throne, Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king and take her fate into her own hands. A rich and compelling tale of love, ambition, lust, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the very center of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived by following her heart.

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Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace

Pdf Fiction Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace

Pdf:Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace.New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace—Lord Byron’s daughter and the world’s first computer programmer.   The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. But her mathematician mother, estranged from Ada's infamous and destructively passionate father, is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada’s mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination—or worse yet, passion or poetry—is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes.   When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize how her exciting new friendship with Charles Babbage—the brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly inventor of an extraordinary machine, the Difference Engine—will define her destiny.Enchantress of Numbers unveils the passions, dreams, and insatiable thirst for knowledge of a largely unheralded pioneer in computing—a young woman who stepped out of her father’s shadow to achieve her own laurels and champion the new technology that would shape the future.

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The Other Queen

Pdf Fiction The Other Queen

Pdf:The Other Queen.Review "Mary's hell-bent assuredness combines deliciously with brisk chapt ers and rich historical detail. Indulge." -- People"A mesmerizing novel that will keep readers turning pages deep into the night...as sweet and thorny as a wild English rose." -- BookPage"Mary's hell-bent assuredness...combines deliciously with brisk chapters and rich historical detail. Indulge." -- People Read more About the Author Philippa Gregory is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Her work has been adapted for the screen in The Other Boleyn Girl movie and the critically acclaimed STARZ miniseries The White Queen and The White Princess. Her most recent novel is The Last Tudor. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds two honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com. Read more

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The Raven's Widow: A novel of Jane Boleyn

Pdf Fiction The Raven's Widow: A novel of Jane Boleyn

Pdf:The Raven's Widow: A novel of Jane Boleyn.The river was as calm as I had ever seen it. Ordinarily, the tide would have been wild by this time of year, and woe unto any man unfortunate enough to fall into the fierce currents of the Thames. Tonight the tides were still, and the surface of the water appeared glassy. When I peered down into the dark depths, I saw my tired, drawn face wavering in the reflection. I quickly turned away as I fought back a wave of nausea, frightened by the anguish I saw etched there.“Only a few moments more my lady, the Tower is just ahead.”Jane Parker never dreamed that her marriage into the Boleyn family would raise her star to such dizzying heights. Before long, she finds herself as trusted servant and confidante to her sister-in-law, Anne Boleyn; King Henry VIII’s second queen. On a gorgeous spring day, that golden era is cut short by the swing of a sword. Jane is unmoored by the tragic death of her husband, George, and her loss sets her on a reckless path that leads to her own imprisonment in the Tower of London. Surrounded by the remnants of her former life, Jane must come to terms with her actions. In the Tower, she will face up to who she really is and how everything went so wrong."Jane Boleyn is finally given the thoughtful and poignant story she has long been denied" - Olga Hughes, Nerdalicious.com.au"An absorbing story that draws you into a vividly created world" - Amy Licence, Best-Selling Author and HistorianAuthor InterviewWhat makes The Raven's Widow: A Novel of Jane Boleyn special?The Raven’s Widow is special because it is a well-known story told from a completely new perspective. This is the first time we’ve seen Jane Boleyn as she truly is – a sympathetic woman sacrificed as collateral damage to the whims of a mercurial king, King Henry VIII.Who was Jane Boleyn?Jane Boleyn was the daughter of Baron Morley, one of Lady Margaret Beaufort’s most favoured courtiers. She married George Boleyn shortly after joining the household of Catherine of Aragon and then went on to serve his sister, Anne Boleyn. After the execution of her husband and sister-in-law, Jane Boleyn returned to court to serve Henry VIII’s next two wives. It is for her service to his fifth wife, Katherine Howard, that she is most known. Jane was caught up Katherine’s indiscretions and found herself joining her mistress on the scaffold. Jane was executed on 13th February 1542, alongside her queen.Is your Jane Boleyn different from other fictional portrayals?My Jane Boleyn is quite different than anything readers have ever seen before. Unlike Philippa Gregory or Hilary Mantel’s versions, my Jane truly is a victim of circumstance. You won’t see her selling out her husband and sister-in-law to Thomas Cromwell or the Duke of Norfolk. You’ll also see her in a loving relationship - a romance - with her husband, George Boleyn, one based on factual evidence, not like the marriage shown in the movies or on shows like “The Tudors”.Why should readers give your historical fiction novels a try?Historical accuracy in fiction has always been important to me. That’s why I spend years researching everything that goes into my novels. I work hard to vividly recreate the people and places of Tudor England while keeping my story grounded in the historical record. The goal of each novel is to shine a light on the hidden or maligned figures of the royal court.The Raven's Widow ebook categoriesHistorical fictionHistorical romanceTudor fictionHistorical fiction bestsellersHistorical novel

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The Virgin's Lover

Pdf Fiction The Virgin's Lover

Pdf:The Virgin's Lover.Review "Jolly good fun." -- Entertainment Weekly"...expertly crafted...readers addicted to Gregory's intelligent, well-researched tales...will be enthralled..." -- Publishers Weekly"No lover of Elizabethan history should be without this novel, nor will any fan be disappointed with the meticulous research and marvelous portraits of Elizabeth, Dudley, and the court." -- Romantic Times Read more About the Author Philippa Gregory is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Her work has been adapted for the screen in The Other Boleyn Girl movie and the critically acclaimed STARZ miniseries The White Queen and The White Princess. Her most recent novel is The Last Tudor. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds two honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com. Read more

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The Queen's Fool

Pdf Fiction The Queen's Fool

Pdf:The Queen's Fool.About the Author Philippa Gregory is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Her work has been adapted for the screen in The Other Boleyn Girl movie and the critically acclaimed STARZ miniseries The White Queen and The White Princess. Her most recent novel is The Last Tudor. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds two honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com. Read more

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Precious Bones

Pdf Fiction Precious Bones

Pdf:Precious Bones.When the skeletal remains of a young woman and her baby are found entombed behind the kitchen wall of a historic Tudor house, Cassandra is overcome with grief. She seems to know who the young woman was, but not how she knows, or how she came to be there. Cassandra becomes inexplicably drawn to the house and the mystery of the "Bones of Blackfriars." As she begins to learn the truth about the Thorne siblings who occupied the house during the reign of Elizabeth I, her own life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds out that her fate is linked to the Thornes in ways she never imagined.Extensively re-edited 11/2015

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Herland

Pdf Fiction Herland

Pdf:Herland.Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland, first published in 1915, is a feminist utopian novel that describes an isolated society composed entirely of women---a progressive, environmentally conscious land where peace and rationality reign and poverty is unknown. Told from the perspective of Vandyk Jennings, a male sociology student who sets out with his two friends to determine whether Herland really exists, the novel ironically and pointedly critiques the arbitrary nature of many gender norms as it highlights the irrational features of the men's society and asserts women's fundamental capacity for reason and cooperation. Herland is a landmark work of feminist thought whose themes are as vital today as they were in the early 20th century.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray [Classic Tales Edition]

Pdf Fiction The Picture of Dorian Gray [Classic Tales Edition]

Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray [Classic Tales Edition].Dorian Gray embodies every artistic element for artist Basil Hallward. But when Lord Henry reveals the phenomenal world experienced only to the young and beautiful, Dorian makes a devious deal. Thus begins Dorian Gray's extensive journey into dissipation, while somehow maintaining every element of his youth and innocence. What is his secret? And why does he keep Basil Hallward's painting hidden from prying eyes?

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The Paying Guests

Pdf Fiction The Paying Guests

Pdf:The Paying Guests.From the best-selling author of The Little Stranger, an enthralling novel about a widow and her daughter who take a young couple into their home in 1920s London. It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers. With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the "clerk class", the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. Little do the Wrays know just how profoundly their new tenants will alter the course of Frances' life - or, as passions mount and frustration gathers, how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be. Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize three times, Sarah Waters has earned a reputation as one of our greatest writers of historical fiction, and here she has delivered again. A love story, a tension-filled crime story, and a beautifully atmospheric portrait of a fascinating time and place, The Paying Guests is Sarah Waters' finest achievement yet.

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Just for Show

Pdf Fiction Just for Show

Pdf:Just for Show.When Claire, an overachieving psychologist with OCD tendencies, hires Lana, an impulsive, out-of-work actress for a fake relationship, she figures the worst she'll have to endure are the messes Lana leaves around. It's only for a few months anyway. And it's not as if she'll enjoy all those fake kisses and loving looks. Right?  A lesbian romance where role-playing has never been so irresistible.Contains mature themes.

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Exhale: An MM Shifter Romance: Flesh and Bone Series, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Exhale: An MM Shifter Romance: Flesh and Bone Series, Book 1

Pdf:Exhale: An MM Shifter Romance: Flesh and Bone Series, Book 1.Two men haunted by the same ghost...Falling for "the other man" in my marriage was never part of the plan. Then again, according to Nicolae Ursache, I am the other man, and human wedding vows don't apply. Not to werewolves.  Nicolae is a smug, arrogant alpha male stereotype - and I do mean alpha in the literal sense - but when the same people who killed my wife kidnap my teenage daughter, he's my only chance at getting her back. The fact that Nicolae was my wife's rightful mate means that we share a mutual interest in bringing Ellie home, but I never could've imagined how he planned to do it.  I will do anything to protect my daughter. Even if it means becoming the plaything, or worse, of the man I loathe most.  This dark shifter romance contains material suitable for adult audiences only. It is a standalone with full resolution.  NOTE: There is no mpreg in this universe. 18+ listeners only.

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Hidden in Darkness: In Darkness Series, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Hidden in Darkness: In Darkness Series, Book 1

Pdf:Hidden in Darkness: In Darkness Series, Book 1.When Felix lands a job taking care of a man recovering from severe injuries, he thinks his life may have just turned around. Anything has to be better than the place he's leaving. There's something about Lane that draws Felix to him and makes him question if this place could finally become a home for him. But when someone begins stalking Felix, he is left to question who Lane is and what actually happened to him.   Together, Felix and Lane will be forced to see just how far they will go to protect each other. Being chased by cops, kidnapping a man, and breaking into a drug operation seems to be his normal since arriving in Lane's life. Felix may be out of his element, but one thing he is sure about is that he doesn't want to leave, even if it costs him his life.

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Once Upon a Princess

Pdf Fiction Once Upon a Princess

Pdf:Once Upon a Princess.Can true love be their crowning glory? Olivia Charlton is a princess who believes in love - not a high priority in a royal family hung up on tradition and duty.  Meanwhile, village sweetheart Rosie Perkins has no time for affairs of the heart - she's just struggling to keep her cafe and life afloat.  When Olivia heads to Cornwall to escape her royal duties for a few weeks, the two meet and sparks fly. But can a cafe owner and a princess truly end up with their own happily ever after when all the odds are stacked against them?  Contains mature themes.

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The Neighbor

Pdf Fiction The Neighbor

Pdf:The Neighbor.When Laura Fry returns to her childhood home to care for her invalid mother, she hopes the writer's block that has swallowed her writing career will disappear. She doesn't plan on turning into a "yard girl" but her mother's long neglected lawn beckons her to return it to the lush and colorful display it had been before her mother's accident. She also doesn't plan on making friends with the "nympho lesbian" next door but she finds it impossible not to watch the parade of playmates the neighbor brings to her pool. Cassidy Anderson likes pool parties and female company. And while the pool remains the same, the female company changes nearly every weekend. As her mid-40s approach at an alarming speed, she's still searching for the love of her life. As she finds herself seeking out the company of the cute tomboy next door, she starts to realize that she's been looking in all the wrong places. Could it possibly be the neighbor who holds the key to her heart?

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The Shape of You

Pdf Fiction The Shape of You

Pdf:The Shape of You.Personal trainer Rebecca McCall is furious when her coworker is sidelined and she's forced to teach the "Be Your Best Bride" class. As if being a size two for your wedding photos is all for which exercise is good. Could the whole thing get more vain and sexist? The class is full of preening, giggling bridezillas, but one woman stands out: the one who confesses she's only there because her fiancée signed her up. Who does that to someone about whom they care? And why can't Rebecca take her eyes off her?  Spencer Thompson is a second-guesser. After making the worst mistake of her life, she's happy to abdicate responsibility and let other people make her decisions for her. She's always felt a little bit too soft, a little bit too curvy in all the wrong places. Her fiancée apparently agrees because she signed Spencer up for a class at the gym. Terrified by the online profile of the instructor, the epitome of zero body fat, Spencer is relieved to find someone new, and realistic-looking, leading the class. Except the instructor seems to hate her, and Spencer has no idea why.    When a perfectly innocent post-workout smoothie leads to an earth-shattering kiss, Rebecca wonders if she's been wrong all along, and Spencer is challenged to make another decision that could change her life forever.

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Passionate Rivals

Pdf Fiction Passionate Rivals

Pdf:Passionate Rivals.Emmett McCabe never expected to see Sydney Stevens - a woman with whom she'd shared a brief, incendiary connection before it all went up in flames - again. Luckily, ascending the cutthroat ladder of a high-pressure surgery residency to reach the top spot makes it easy to ignore what's missing in her life. Then Sydney reappears after nearly five years. Emmett is barely over her shock when she discovers Sydney is her new competition for the coveted chief's position everyone, including Emmett, expects will be hers.Professional rivalry and long-simmering passions create a combustible combination when the two are forced to work together, especially when past attractions won't stay buried.A PMC Hospital Romance

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Daddy Wanted: Rent-a-Dom, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Daddy Wanted: Rent-a-Dom, Book 1

Pdf:Daddy Wanted: Rent-a-Dom, Book 1.Naughty brat needs a strong guiding hand. Must love dogs. Reply ASAP.Toby Andrews is a busy, forgetful, scatterbrained musician with ADHD, a precocious dog named Ruffles, and a bad rep for partying too hard. When Toby's actions put an all-important contract with a large label in jeopardy, his manager sarcastically suggests the omega needs a keeper who'll redden his bottom if he steps out of line. Toby is intrigued, so when he sees an ad for a discreet company called Rent-a-Dom while scrolling his social media page, he impulsively sends a request for a Daddy Dom to help him stay on track. Thorne Barrett is a jaded, worn-out daddy of a dom who has no desire to babysit some naughty, out-of-control celebrity brat. The alpha reluctantly takes the job, promising himself he'll find new employment when the contract is over. He doesn't know what his next step might be, but whatever it is, he hopes it will leave him stable enough so he can settle down and think about having a family of his own. Neither man is precisely what the other expected. Once Thorne gets his naughty "boy" settled into a routine, Toby begins to blossom and find better ways to focus...and most importantly, stay of out trouble with the paparazzi. Between band issues, a crazed stalker, an unexpected pregnancy, and a 30-day cross-country tour, Toby has a lot on his plate. Can he find stability for himself and Ruffles with Daddy Thorne? This MM audiobook contains Mpreg, D/S elements, and is intended for 18-plus listeners. Warning: Don't listen unless you like fun stories with feisty Chihuahuas, naughty boys who really want to be good, hot daddy alphas, a story that will keep you in stitches, and steam-filled passion. But then again, this is a Susi Hawke and Piper Scott collaboration - you already knew to expect that, didn't you?

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Tight End

Pdf Fiction Tight End

Pdf:Tight End."I don't need a fucking babysitter."Out and proud NFL star tight end Tad Roarke has success, money, and fame. Just about everything. Except a good reputation. After being outed by the media as a promiscuous cheat, sponsors are dropping him left and right. To make matters worse, he's been targeted as the next victim of an anti-gay celebrity serial killer. The FBI works with his team to protect him, assigning agent Bryce Finnegan as his undercover bodyguard. But Tad doesn't like Bryce from the get-go. The fed thinks he's a spoiled brat. Maybe he's right. Regardless, Tad doesn't plan on proving him wrong, and he'll do anything to make Bryce's job even more difficult. Still, as much as he hates him, he can't deny the guy's hot as hell...and he wouldn't mind passing a few balls around with him in the sheets."I don't get paid enough for this."Agent Bryce Finnegan is no stranger to undercover work. With a background in busting drug cartels, he's used to his life being on the line. He's not used to putting up with spoiled rich kids who don't realize how good they have it. When he meets Tad Roarke, he expects him to be a jerk. And he's right. But the more time he spends with him, the more he realizes that all Tad's attitude is little more than bravado. He's not an asshole, and the media has twisted more than a few facts to tarnish Tad's reputation. Now Bryce isn't just worried about protecting this guy from a serial killer, but about falling in love in the process.Tight End is a stand-alone gay romance with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

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Who'd Have Thought

Pdf Fiction Who'd Have Thought

Pdf:Who'd Have Thought.Top neurosurgeon Samantha Thomson needs to get married fast and is tightlipped as to why. And with over $200,000 on offer to tie the knot, no questions asked, cash-strapped ER nurse Hayden Perez isn't about to demand answers. The deal is only for a year of marriage, but Hayden's going into it knowing it will be a nightmare. Sam is complicated, rude, kind of cold, and someone Hayden barely tolerates at work, let alone wants to marry. The hardest part is that Hayden has to convince everyone around them that they're madly in love and that racing down the aisle together is all they've ever wanted. What could possibly go wrong? Contains mature themes.

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Protecting the Soul: Souls of Chicago Series, Book 3

Pdf Fiction Protecting the Soul: Souls of Chicago Series, Book 3

Pdf:Protecting the Soul: Souls of Chicago Series, Book 3.For Landon Greene, managing the band Carter's Creed is more than just a job. It also means being there to keep his brother safe. When someone begins sending threatening letters to Carter, Landon feels overwhelmed with the need to protect him. He's relieved when new security is added, until he finds out that the person hired to protect his brother is the same man Landon has spent months trying to forget. Micah Hamilton recently moved back to Chicago to start his own security firm and to be closer to his best friend, Giovanni. He's ready to leave his past as a Navy SEAL behind and settle into his new life, but his plans change when a friend calls and asks him for a favor. There's no way Micah can refuse the request, even though he knows it will require him to face the one man he's vowed to stay away from. Can Landon and Micah put their differences aside in time to save Carter or will their pride leave him at the mercy of a madman? Will they continue to resist the undeniable chemistry between them or will they take a chance and possibly find the greatest love they've ever known?  Protecting the Soul is the third book in the Souls of Chicago series. It can be read as a standalone novel, but is best read as part of the series. This book contains sexually explicit materials and is only intended for adults 18 and older.

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His Truth

Pdf Fiction His Truth

Pdf:His Truth.They were only kids when they met for the first time. Leo Mancini was the son of a judge. Roman Cipriani the son of a criminal. So different, yet as they shared stolen kisses and secret moments, they fell in love. One day they would run away together, have the future they deserved, because no one loved Leo like Roman did, or Roman like Leo did. But before they could make their dreams come true, their future was viciously stolen and their lives changed forever.   Roman has spent the last 12 years repressing the trauma in his past, trying to pretend it didn't exist, until even he believed his own lies.   Leo won't let himself forget what happened because he doesn't ever want to be that person again. He won't become the man his father wanted him to be or the guy who gets hurt when he lets someone in.   But in that split second when their eyes meet again, everything changes. Despite Leo's anger and Roman's denial, the connection they shared as teens is still there, too powerful to deny. Now, when their moments don't have to be stolen, they cling to what they've always craved - each other.   Roman and Leo aren't kids anymore, though - they can't lock themselves away from the world and pretend nothing exists but each other. A trauma like Roman suffered doesn't just go away, but now that Roman accepts his truth, can the two of them escape their demons before they destroy Roman and Leo a second time?  Contains mature themes.

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Made Mine: A Protectors/Made Marian Crossover

Pdf Fiction Made Mine: A Protectors/Made Marian Crossover

Pdf:Made Mine: A Protectors/Made Marian Crossover.What happens when a group of tough vigilantes meets up with a big-hearted family with boundary issues?Reese: It's supposed to be an easy job. You know, the kind you get after you've been gone a while and the boss is unsure of how capable you still are? But then there's a mugging, an abduction, two thugs, and a blackmail scheme.And smack-dab in the middle of it is a beautiful lost soul who needs me. The scared, young gamer-geek pushes all my protective buttons and awakens something inside me that's ready to dive right in and inhale the man.But how could I have anything to offer someone like Ben? I'm a mess. Injured, scarred, practically closeted, the recognizable son of a famous man...There's no way I can ask him to give me a shot at forever. Right?Ben: It seems like I've been looking out for myself my entire life. Heck, I was even given away the day I was born. And, yeah, maybe if my adoptive parents had survived, I would have had a nice life. But they didn't. And I don't. Instead, I'm forced to put up with a hateful, scheming foster parent for the sake of sticking around to care for my little sister.Only, when a blackmail plan lands little Georgie in the hands of thugs, it's clear I'm her only hope. At least until I meet the big, strong bodyguard someone sends to watch over me.Reese is everything I've ever daydreamed about: protective, attentive, affectionate, and dedicated. But he's hiding something, and I don't have the time or energy to figure out what. Because time is running out, and Georgie is the only family I have left.Until the biological brother who never wanted me shows up and turns everything on its head.After having finally accepted it's just Georgie and me, suddenly falling for my protector and being surrounded by Griff and the Marian clan makes me question everything I've ever known about myself and what defines a family.Can a guy with a broken past ever build a family with someone who seems too good to be true?Listening order note: Can be listened to as a stand-alone.While the authors recommend listening to both the Made Marian series by Lucy Lennox and the Protectors series by Sloane Kennedy, it isn't required in order to understand the story. At the least, you may want to consider Grounding Griffin (Book 4, Made Marian series by Lucy Lennox) and Unexpected (Book 10, The from the Protectors series by Sloane Kennedy) to get a little bit of background. However, this novel, despite being a crossover, has been written in a way that it can be listened to on its own.

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NYC Vamps Box Set

Pdf Fiction NYC Vamps Box Set

Pdf:NYC Vamps Box Set.Kidnapped. Bound in Chains. And sold to the highest bidder.I didn't know why they were bidding on me, nor why I fetched such a high price. All I knew was I had to escape.So why can't I leave him?New York City is hiding a dark secret—an elite society of vampires. After years of peace, the lust for one woman is about to change everything.Book 1- The IrishBook 2- The ItaliansBook 3- The UkraniansBook 4- The Polish **18+ Only.**

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Dark Sentinel (Carpathian Novel, A Book 32)

Pdf Fiction Dark Sentinel (Carpathian Novel, A Book 32)

Pdf:Dark Sentinel (Carpathian Novel, A Book 32).In an explosive novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, a human woman ignites the desire of her Carpathian lifemate—and of an ancient vampire with a score to settle.After the devastating loss of her entire family, Lorraine Peters heads to the woods searching for peace of mind and anything to quell the anger in her soul. Instead, she stumbles upon a scene of horrific violence, as one man lies helpless in the face of three attackers. Andor Katona’s existence has been a harsh one, living for centuries as a monk in the Carpathian Mountains. Unable to find his lifemate, he almost welcomes his release from a colorless and unfeeling world at the hands of the vampire hunters who have mistaken him for their prey. That is, until a whirling ball of fury bursts onto the scene, determined to save him. In one glimpse, in one breath, Andor recognizes Lorraine as his lifemate, but it will take more than their telepathic connection to convince her of their immortal bond. Lorraine is a lethal combination of cunning and courage. So much so that she captures the attention of a master vampire, one who has already lost what was once irreplaceable to him. One who will strike with deadly precision at Andor and his ancient Carpathian comrades in a war to end all wars. . .

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Crazy Rich Asians

Pdf Fiction Crazy Rich Asians

Pdf:Crazy Rich Asians.Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season. When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should--and should not--marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

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Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy)

Pdf Fiction Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy)

Pdf:Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy).Review “A dizzily shopaholic comedy. . . . Wickedly delectable. . . . Offers refreshing nouveau voyeurism to readers who long ago burned out on American and English aspirational fantasies. . . . Hilarious.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times   “It’s impossible not to get sucked into this satirical novel about the jet-setting lives of an enormous busybody family and its infinite Louboutin collection.”—Glamour   “There’s rich, there’s filthy rich, and then there’s crazy rich. . . . A Pride and Prejudice-like send-up.”—People    “If this isn’t the funniest book so far this year, it’s up there. . . . Kwan, who grew up in Singapore, skewers his subjects deftly, stylishly, and completely—but with heart.”—The Denver Post   “Deliciously decadent. . . . This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun. . . . [Read] Crazy Rich Asians, on an exotic beach in super-expensive sunglasses.”—Entertainment Weekly “An unputdownably funny, original, modern novel. . . . I actually couldn't put this book down to eat or to watch Downton Abbey.”—Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes   “Rachel’s squeaky-clean naiveté is a clever foil to the intricate workings of the high-glamour Asian set around her. Chinese on the outside but all-American on the inside, she allows us to see the myriad nuances of intra-Asian culture that the novel goes to great lengths to show.”—Tash Aw, NPR   “Rollicking. . . . A lively, generous story of shallow extravagance and human devotion.”—The Boston Globe   “Original and fun, Crazy Rich Asians is quite a roller coaster trip. I loved it!”—Jackie Collins, author of The Power Trip   “Delightfully soapy. . . . [Crazy Rich Asians] eats its chiffon cake and has it too, simultaneously tut-tutting many of its characters for their vapid materialism while reveling in the milieu’s sybaritic excess.”—The Wall Street Journal   “As spicily adventurous and lusciously satisfying as the renowned Singaporean street food Kevin Kwan’s characters argue over; hot and sizzling, like the best satay, and dreamily transporting, like everyone's favorite dessert—goreng pisang. Feast on this outrageously funny and insightful novel of modern manners, and enjoy!”—Lisa See, author of Dreams of Joy and Shanghai Girls   “[An] instant favorite. . . . Opulence and zaniness reign.”—O, The Oprah Magazine“Like Dynasty on steroids with more private jets, bigger houses, and a lot more money.”—VanityFair.com      Read more About the Author Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich Asians, soon to be a major motion picture, and China Rich Girlfriend. Born in Singapore, he has called New York’s West Village home since 1995. For the latest news and information, please visit:www.kevinkwanbooks.com Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Finding Rebecca

Pdf Fiction Finding Rebecca

Pdf:Finding Rebecca.Nothing could keep Christopher and Rebecca apart: not her abusive parents, or even the fiancé she brought home after running away to England. But when World War II finally strikes the island of Jersey, the Nazi invaders ship Rebecca to Europe as part of Hitler's Final Solution against the Jewish population.After Christopher and his family are deported back to their native Germany, he volunteers for the Nazi SS, desperate to save the woman he loves. He is posted to Auschwitz and finds himself put in control of the money stolen from the victims of the gas chambers. As Christopher searches for Rebecca, he struggles to not only maintain his cover, but also the grip on his soul. Managing the river of tainted money flowing through the horrific world of Auschwitz may give him unexpected opportunities. But will it give him the strength to accept a brave new fate that could change his life--and others' lives--forever?Revised edition: This edition of Finding Rebecca includes editorial revisions.

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The Atlantropa Articles: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Atlantropa Articles: A Novel

Pdf:The Atlantropa Articles: A Novel.From the Back Cover What If World War II Never Happened…The Nazis never invaded their neighbors. Instead, they made a promise to unite the nations through the construction of dams that would drain the Mediterranean Sea. A promise of new land, endless resources, and world peace. It was to be called Atlantropa. By offering endless energy through hydroelectricity and employing millions to build the dams, fascism cements itself as a mainstream ideology. Hitler is never seen as a genocidal killer. Instead, he goes down in history as a revolutionary leader like Lincoln, Caesar, and Queen Victoria. But the plan fails. Centuries into this new future, the world is dying. Those hopes of a fertile, lush land were never realized. Instead, the sea left behind a salty, barren world. This is where Captain Ansel’s story begins. A story of discovery, lies, and false prophets. The Atlantropa Articles is an astounding science fiction, alternate-history tale that will thrill and transport readers into a dystopian future with its detailed world and startling intimacy. Read more About the Author Cody Franklin, better known as Alternate History Hub is one of the top 'what if' YouTubers. Using knowledge of geography, population, and other historical facts Cody's channel details what could have happened if events changed. You'll learn about how the world would be different if the Axis won World War II, if America lost the Revolution, or even discover entire alternate countries. Read more

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An Orphan in the Snow: The heart-warming saga you need to read this year

Pdf Fiction An Orphan in the Snow: The heart-warming saga you need to read this year

Pdf:An Orphan in the Snow: The heart-warming saga you need to read this year.War rages, but the women and children of Liverpool’s Dr Barnado’s Home cannot give up hope. An Orphan in the Snow is the perfect heartwarming saga to curl up with this winter.LIVERPOOL, 1941Haunted by the death of her sister, June Lavender takes a job at a Dr Barnardo’s orphanage. June couldn’t save Clara from their father’s violence, but perhaps she can help children whose lives have been torn apart by war.A WORLD AT WARWhen June bumps into Flight Lieutenant Murray Andrews on the bombed streets of Liverpool, the attraction is instant. But how can they think of love when war is tearing the world apart?A FIGHT FOR HOPEAs winter closes in, and the war rages on, can June find the strength and courage to make a better life for herself and the children?A gripping story of love, friendship and hope in the darkest of places. Molly Green is an exciting new voice in saga fiction, perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn.

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In His Father's Footsteps: A Novel

Pdf Fiction In His Father's Footsteps: A Novel

Pdf:In His Father's Footsteps: A Novel.Review Praise for Danielle Steel“Steel is one of the best!”—Los Angeles Times“Few modern writers convey the pathos of family and material life with such heartfelt empathy.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer“Steel pulls out all the emotional stops. . . . She delivers!”—Publishers Weekly“What counts for the reader is the ring of authenticity.”—San Francisco Chronicle Read more About the Author Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include The Good Fight, The Cast, Accidental Heroes, Fall from Grace, Past Perfect, Fairytale, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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White Rose, Black Forest

Pdf Fiction White Rose, Black Forest

Pdf:White Rose, Black Forest.Review “White Rose, Black Forest is partly a lyrical poem, an uncomfortable history lesson, and a page-turning thriller that will keep the reader engaged from the beginning to the end.” —Flora J. Solomon, author of A Pledge of Silence“There is much to praise in Eoin Dempsey’s White Rose, Black Forest, but for me it stands out from the glut of war fiction because of its poetic simplicity. The novel does not span a massive cast of characters, various continents, and the entire duration of the conflict. It is the tale of one young man, one young woman, and the courage to change the tide of a war. Emotional, taut, and deftly drawn, White Rose, Black Forest is a stunning tale of bravery, compassion, and love.” —Aimie K. Runyan, bestselling author of Daughters of the Night Sky“Dempsey’s World War II thriller is a haunting page-turner. The settings are detailed and the characters leap off the page. I couldn’t put this book down. An instant bestseller.” —James D. Shipman, bestselling author of It Is Well and A Bitter Rain“A gripping story of heroism and redemption, White Rose, Black Forest glows with delicate yet vivid writing. I enjoyed it tremendously.” —Olivia Hawker, author of The Ragged Edge of Night“Tense, taut, and tightly focused, White Rose, Black Forest is a haunting novel about courage and compassion that will keep you gripped from the very first page.” —Colin Falconer, bestselling author of The Unkillable Kitty O'Kane Read more About the Author Eoin Dempsey was born in Dublin, Ireland. He moved to Philadelphia in 2008, where he works as a teacher and lives with his wonderful wife and two boys. His critically acclaimed first novel, Finding Rebecca, was an Amazon Top Ten Overall bestseller, and he is also the author of The Bogside Boys. Follow him on Twitter @EoinDempsey1 or visit his website www.eoindempseybooks.com. Read more

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The Dutch Wife

Pdf Fiction The Dutch Wife

Pdf:The Dutch Wife.A sweeping story of survival during World War IIAmsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration camps in Germany. Marijke is given a terrible choice: to suffer a slow death in the labor camp or—for a chance at survival—to join the camp brothel.On the other side of the barbed wire, SS officer Karl MŸller arrives at the camp hoping to live up to his father’s expectations of wartime glory. When he encounters the newly arrived Marijke, this meeting changes their lives forever.Woven into the narrative across space and time is Luciano Wagner’s ordeal in 1977 Buenos Aires, during the heat of the Argentine Dirty War. In his struggle to endure military captivity, he searches for ways to resist from a prison cell he may never leave. From the Netherlands to Germany to Argentina, The Dutch Wife braids together the stories of three individuals who share a dark secret and are entangled in two of the most oppressive reigns of terror in modern history. This is a novel about the blurred lines between love and lust, abuse and resistance, and right and wrong, as well as the capacity for ordinary people to persevere and do the unthinkable in extraordinary circumstances.

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In His Father's Footsteps

Pdf Fiction In His Father's Footsteps

Pdf:In His Father's Footsteps.In this powerful novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel tells the story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first-generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success. Moving from the ashes of postwar Europe to the Lower East Side of New York to wealth, success, and unlimited luxury, In His Father's Footsteps is a stirring tale of three generations of strong, courageous, and loving people who pay their dues to achieve their goals.

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The Kennedy Debutante

Pdf Fiction The Kennedy Debutante

Pdf:The Kennedy Debutante.A captivating novel following the exploits of Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, the forgotten and rebellious daughter of one of America's greatest political dynasties.London, 1938. The effervescent "It girl" of London society since her father was named the ambassador, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy moves in rarified circles, rubbing satin-covered elbows with some of the 20th century's most powerful figures. Eager to escape the watchful eye of her strict mother, Rose, the antics of her older brothers, Jack and Joe, and the erratic behavior of her sister Rosemary, Kick is ready to strike out on her own and is soon swept off her feet by Billy Hartington, the future Duke of Devonshire. But their love is forbidden, as Kick's devout Catholic family and Billy's staunchly Protestant one would never approve their match. When war breaks like a tidal wave across her world, Billy is ripped from her arms as the Kennedys are forced to return to the States. Kick gets work as a journalist and joins the Red Cross to get back to England, where she will have to decide where her true loyalties lie--with family or with love . . .

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The Ocean Liner

Pdf Fiction The Ocean Liner

Pdf:The Ocean Liner.As war engulfs Europe, 1,500 passengers risk everything to find a brighter future. Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family. America offers a safe haven, but to reach it they must survive a hazardous Atlantic crossing. Among their fellow passengers fleeing the war, each with their own conflicts, secrets and surprises, are the composer Igor Stravinsky, making a new start after a decade of tragedy, and Rose Kennedy, determined to keep her four children from harm. Particularly worrying to Rose is her daughter Rosemary, a vivacious but troubled woman whose love for a Californian musician may derail her family's political ambitions. And then there's young Thomas, a Nazi with a secret... But, under the waves, the Manhattan is being stalked by a German U-boat. Will any of those aboard the ocean liner ever achieve their dream of a new life in America?

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The Kennedy Debutante

Pdf Fiction The Kennedy Debutante

Pdf:The Kennedy Debutante.Review Praise for The Kennedy Debutante“Maher’s debut stars a debutante to root for in this moving coming-of-age tale.”—Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network“Maher beautifully mixes the red-blooded American iconography of the Kennedys with the delicious and Downton Abbey-esque grandeur of Britain's upper crusts…[Kick] proves a poignant and captivating subject, and her story will make your heart lurch in the best possible ways.”—Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Empress“A vivid and engrossing portrayal of the fascinating life of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy. Maher offers a dazzling glimpse of London society filled with a rich, nuanced, and infamous cast of characters alongside a poignant depiction of the emotional cost of war. A stunning debut!”—Chanel Cleeton, Author of Next Year in Havana, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick “Kerri Maher has crafted a compelling, insightful look into the complexities of the Kennedy era and one of its most fascinating daughters. Expertly researched, this is a remarkable debut.”—Susan Meissner, Bestselling author of As Bright as Heaven“You will be swept up, first and foremost, by its vivid, captivating heroine. Kick Kennedy was naive and privileged, to be sure, but in Maher's masterful portrait, she is also a bold young woman living at a precarious moment in history, eager to make her mark on the world as fearlessly as she will follow her heart.”—Julia Glass, Author of A House Among the Trees and the National Book Award–winning Three Junes“An outstanding deep dive into a fascinating person and time. For fans of The Crown, the riveting story of a headstrong American girl captivated by a dashing British aristocrat. I’m blown away.”—Fiona Davis, Author of The Masterpiece“At once bittersweet and triumphant, The Kennedy Debutante melds history and fiction to stunning effect.”—Sarah-Jane Stratford, International bestselling author of Radio Girls"Maher’s assured debut, set against the backdrop of World War II, explores the life of JFK’s younger sister Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy...This immersive, rich portrait of a complex young woman from one of the world’s most famous families will hold readers in thrall."—Publishers Weekly“An engrossing tale of the importance of family, faith, and love in the life of one remarkable woman.”—Booklist Read more About the Author KERRI MAHER is also the author of This Is Not a Writing Manual: Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World under the name Kerri Majors. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and founded YARN, an award-winning literary journal of short-form YA writing. A writing professor for many years, she now writes full-time and lives with her daughter in Massachusetts, where apple picking and long walks in the woods are especially fine. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Snow Falling

Pdf Fiction Snow Falling

Pdf:Snow Falling.Review “BRILLIANT. MOVING. MASTERFUL. I laughed, I sobbed, I even danced. The best novel of the century.” (Rogelio De La Vega)“Jane Gloriana Villanueva takes readers on a spectacular ride in her debut novel. It is a page-turner that pulls at your heartstrings and reminds you what it feels like to fall in love.” (Angelique Harper, bestselling author of Frontier Lust)“Romance, adventure, intrigue! Jane’s novel is so much fun I wish I’d written it myself!” (Caridad Piñeiro, New York Times bestselling author)“Jane Villanueva’s words jump off the page and make it impossible to put the book down.” (Amanda Elaine, author of Love Under the Bridge (Winner of the 2007 Romance Book of the Year) and The Christmas Cookie: Sprinkled with Love)“From the moment I met her, I knew Jane would be a success. Her captivating, melodic, emotional writing can make even the most cynical person believe in romance.” (Marlene Donaldson, author of ReVulva: Locked and Loaded)“Prepare to be swept off your feet by this beautiful story about love, heartbreak, betrayal, and the power of passion. Villanueva’s debut is a true standout.” (Deirdre Shaw, author of Love or Something Like It)"Equal parts harlequin (button shirts and corsets will be ripped open in fits of passion!) and telenovela (watch out for mistaken identities and family reunions!), Snow Falling is endlessly enjoyable. It’s the kind of book you won’t be able to put down." (REMEZCLA)"Snow Falling [is] the sweetest tribute. When Jane the Virgin goes on break next week , we know what we’ll be doing. Snow Falling is now at the top of our winter reading list!”  (HelloGiggles)"Much of the story line should sound familiar to die-hard fans ... and we expect nothing less than the same over-the-top hilarity. Seems like the perfect treat to get us through a cold and dreary winter!" (Latina.com)“Fun. Read it … if you’re a fan of historical romances. Snow Falling is set in 1902 Miami, which makes for some fun window dressing … .The love triangle is solid, the sex scenes are suitably sexy, and the takedown of the notorious crime lord … is satisfying. Michael died very suddenly in Season 3, and for those of us who refuse to move on, Snow Falling is therapeutic … reading. The two finally get the future together that they deserve. You’ve spent years watching Jane grow as a writer. Why on earth wouldn’t you want to read the finished product?!” (Slate.com) Read more About the Author A lifelong fan of romance novels and telenovelas, Jane Gloriana Villanueva has worked as a publisher’s assistant at Silver Horizons and dating columnist for Cosmopolitan online. She is now thrilled to be publishing her first novel. Snow Falling is a sweeping historical romance based on Jane’s now-notorious true story of being accidentally artificially inseminated as a Catholic virgin, becoming the target of the nefarious crime lord Sin Rostro, and ultimately marrying her true love who died tragically young. Jane’s life, loves, trials, and tribulations can be followed on The CW's hit television show Jane the Virgin.   Read more

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz: the heart-breaking and unforgettable international bestseller

Pdf Fiction The Tattooist of Auschwitz: the heart-breaking and unforgettable international bestseller

Pdf:The Tattooist of Auschwitz: the heart-breaking and unforgettable international bestseller.For readers of Schindler's List, The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas comes a heart-breaking story of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart.In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too.So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz.-----'Extraordinary - moving, confronting and uplifting . . . I recommend it unreservedly' Greame Simsion'A moving and ultimately uplifting story of love, loyalties and friendship amidst the horrors of war . . . It's a triumph.' Jill Mansell'A sincere . . . moving attempt to speak the unspeakable' Sunday Times

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Season of Wonder

Pdf Fiction Season of Wonder

Pdf:Season of Wonder.It’s a long way from New York to Idaho…but could they have found a home at last?Dani Capelli has never truly belonged anywhere. And from her earliest days as a foster child in Queens, she would have been lost if it weren’t for her love of animals. Until high school, when she fell hard for the wrong boy, and found herself pregnant—and married—by graduation. Two daughters later, Dani realized her mistake and filed for divorce, and with the help of scholarships and loans—and a lot of macaroni and cheese dinners—she enrolled in vet school. Things were finally looking up…until her ex-husband became her late husband, in the most notorious way possible.Now Dani and her daughters need an out-of-town pass more than ever. So when the retiring Haven Point veterinarian offers her a chance to settle in the small Idaho town and take over his practice, she jumps at it. But adjusting to the charming mountain community isn’t easy; thirteen-year-old Silver begins acting out while six-year-old Mia is growing too attached to Haven Point and everything in it, especially their next-door-neighbor, Deputy Sheriff Ruben Morales. And Dani can’t blame her. Ruben is everything she’s secretly wanted—and everything she can’t bear to risk loving…and losing.As the holidays draw near, their shared concern for Dani’s daughters brings them closer together, giving Ruben the chance to show this big-city woman just how magical Christmas in Haven Point can be...and that the promise of a home at last is very real in the most wondrous season of the year…

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Alaskan Holiday: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Alaskan Holiday: A Novel

Pdf:Alaskan Holiday: A Novel.Review “[Debbie] Macomber brings her signature charm to this appealing tale of an aspiring chef. . . . This charmer will please Macomber fans and newcomers alike.”—Publishers WeeklyPraise for Debbie Macomber   “No one tugs at readers’ heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber.”—Chicago Tribune   “The reigning queen of women’s fiction.”—The Sacramento Bee   “It’s impossible not to cheer for Macomber’s characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber.”—BookPage Read more About the Author Debbie Macomber, the author of Cottage by the Sea, Any Dream Will Do, If Not for You, and the Rose Harbor Inn series, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Thirteen of her novels have reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and five of her beloved Christmas novels have been hit movies on the Hallmark Channel, including Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle. Hallmark Channel also produced the original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, based on Macomber’s Cedar Cove books. She is also the author of the cookbook Debbie Macomber’s Table. There are more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Wanderer: The Nogud Legacy Book 1

Pdf Fiction The Wanderer: The Nogud Legacy Book 1

Pdf:The Wanderer: The Nogud Legacy Book 1.I was walking down and road. I had no idea who or where I was. I had no place that I was going. I was really just wandering. I needed a friend and a point of reference.The village that I entered was small. The friend that I found was a young woman in a hood and tunic that covered her from head to foot and I had no idea what she looked like. She spoke well enough and was gracious and helpful, and she wanted to help me navigate my circumstances, but she wasn’t thinking that she could be my friend.She was “Nogud”. I didn’t know what that was, and I had no idea what she looked like under there, but I knew that I needed her and I liked her. And I knew that I was a little afraid because that was all that I knew.That was the first day. A few days later, I was “The Wizard of Bonvale” and I knew the girl, the nogud, very well indeed. She was bright and funny and marvelously sexual. I didn’t know where I came from, but I knew that I was staying here.This is the first book in my story, The Nogud Legacy, Book 1: The Wanderer.Warning…or perhaps enticements: The story of The Nogud is filled with mysteries, humor, good friendships, a bit of martial arts, post-apocalyptic fantasy, robots, and later on in the series, horrible monsters… and a lot of sex and casual nudity. The culture where our hero lives has a tradition of having more than one mate, so that’s where the sex comes into it. His story doesn’t shy away from the graphic details of any of it. It’s an adventure story for mature adults. A vicarious romp with heroes, nymphs, and pixies. Maybe you will enjoy it. Writing it was certainly a lot of fun.

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Elizabeth's Wolf (A Novel of the Breeds)

Pdf Fiction Elizabeth's Wolf (A Novel of the Breeds)

Pdf:Elizabeth's Wolf (A Novel of the Breeds).From New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh comes a new, revised edition of a beloved classic in the passionate Breed series—Elizabeth’s Wolf won the hearts of readers everywhere when it was first released, and now experience the magic again in this special, expanded edition!Special-Forces solider Dash has all but given up his will to live until an innocent letter from a little girl brings him back to life. Cassie writes to him every week, strengthening his resolve to recover from the devastating loss of his unit. But when the letters suddenly stop arriving, Dash instinctively knows Cassie and her mother are in critical danger. Elizabeth and her daughter are on the run from a dark and bloody past that refuses to let them go. The stakes are too high for her to fall for this dangerous man who’s just walked into her life, but now more than ever she needs help.  Saving his mate and her daughter calls Dash’s beast to the forefront and transforms the lone wolf into an alpha protector—he becomes Elizabeth’s wolf.

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Queen Sugar: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Queen Sugar: A Novel

Pdf:Queen Sugar: A Novel.A mother-daughter story of reinvention - about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana. Why exactly Charley Bordelon's late father left her 800 sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her 11-year-old daughter, Micah, say good-bye to Los Angeles. They arrive just in time for growing season but no amount of planning can prepare Charley for a Louisiana that's mired in the past: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man's business. As the sweltering summer unfolds, Charley must balance the overwhelming challenges of her farm with the demands of a homesick daughter, a bitter and troubled brother, and the startling desires of her own heart. Penguin has a rich tradition of publishing strong Southern debut fiction - from Sue Monk Kidd to Kathryn Stockett to Beth Hoffman. In Queen Sugar, we now have a debut from the African American point of view. Stirring in its storytelling of one woman against the odds and intimate in its exploration of the complexities of contemporary southern life, Queen Sugar is an unforgettable tale of endurance and hope.

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The Guardian: Booktrack Edition

Pdf Fiction The Guardian: Booktrack Edition

Pdf:The Guardian: Booktrack Edition.The Guardian: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!* Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now four years have passed. Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, 29-year-old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again. But who? Should it be Richard Franklin, the handsome, sophisticated engineer who treats her like a queen? Or Mike Harris, the down-to-earth nice guy who was her husband's best friend? Choosing one of them should bring her more happiness than she's had in years. Instead Julie is soon fighting for her life in a nightmare spawned by a chilling deception and jealousy so poisonous that it has become a murderous desire.... *Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration and complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so that listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout. 

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The Night Circus

Pdf Fiction The Night Circus

Pdf:The Night Circus.Amazon.com Review Q&A with Author Erin Morgenstern Q. This is a lovely and unique story. Why a circus? How did this story first come to you—through a character, a plotline, an emotion? A. The story came as a location created out of desperation. I was working on a different story altogether, one that was becoming progressively more and more boring because nothing was happening. I needed something exciting to happen and I couldn't figure out how to do it with the locations I had so I sent the characters to the circus. That circus was immediately much more interesting and eventually I abandoned that other story and its characters entirely and focused on the circus instead. What eventually became The Night Circus started from exploring that spontaneously-created location, figuring out who created it and who performed in it and what its story was. Q. What was your inspiration for some of the amazing acts in this circus? A. Some of them were traditional circus acts or attractions made a bit more unique, like the acrobats performing directly overhead or the carousel that doesn't simply go in circles. The Cloud Maze is a play on a climbing maze I hazily recall from childhood visits to the Boston Children's Museum. Other tents were created based on color, or lack thereof. I had a lot of dark tents and wanted something lighter and white, the Ice Garden developed from that relatively simple starting point. Q. Do you have a favorite character? A. It's impossible to pick a true favorite, though Poppet & Widget are very dear to my heart as they're the first of the characters to turn up in my imagination. They're also just plain fun, both individually and as a pair. Q. What was the most challenging aspect of developing this story? A. It didn't have a plot for a very long time. Really, my biggest challenge was finding the actual story within all the atmosphere. I had the place and the characters and the feel of the book long before it had a proper story structure to tie everything together. The novel went through a great many revisions before it figured out what it wanted to be, I tried things that didn't work and then things that sort of worked and replaced old ideas with new ones until I got it right. Q. Is there an emotion that you had to spend a lot of time with that made you uncomfortable? A. I'm an emotional sort of person in general and I have a vivid imagination, so I feel the whole spectrum of emotion strongly when I write. It's something I'm used to, though, so nothing in particular made me uncomfortable. There is a lot of frustration felt by various characters, which is not the nicest emotion to be spending a lot of time with, but it helps to drive characters to actions which bring different emotions along. Q. Tell me about your writing life. Do you have any rituals? A. I binge write. I think it's because I started seriously writing by participating in National Novel Writing Month, an online-based challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I don't have as tight a time limit anymore but I still write in long marathon sessions and then I won't write for a while, I'm not a write-every-day writer. I go back and forth between input phases where I'm reading a lot or trying to get out and explore the world a bit and soak up inspirations and then I'll get back into output mode and write and write and write. I don't have any particular rituals, I sometimes like to write in longhand when I'm searching for ideas but I do the vast majority by typing, I can't always keep up with my thoughts longhand. I'm not a coffeeshop writer because I feel obliged to order more coffee and then I end up over-caffeinated. Q. What's the one true thing you learned from your characters in this novel? A. I think it's something that I knew already but explored more with these characters, that nothing is as simple as black or white, good or evil. There are all those shades of grey and everyone acts from a place that they see as right and true. (Though they are allowed to change their minds.) Read more Review “Magical. Enchanting. Spellbinding. Mesmerizing.” —Associated Press “Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book.” —Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife“Get ready to be won over. . . . Part love story, part fable, and a knockout debut. . . . So sparklingly alive, you’ll swear the pages are breathing in your hands. . . . The Night Circus defies both genres and expectations.” —The Boston Globe  “A riveting debut. The Night Circus pulls you into a world as dark as it is dazzling, fully-realized but still something out of a dream. You will not want to leave it.” —Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife “The Night Circus is the real deal, the kind of novel that will appeal to romantics, history buff, circus aficionados, mystery fans, and lovers of a good story. . . . Steeped in circus lore, filled with evocative scenes of magic and illusion, enriched by characters as varied as the clockmaker who crafted the circus’s iconic timepiece . . . The Night Circus is worth staying up for.” —Bookreporter  “One of the best books I have ever read.”  —Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader “[A] few pages in . . . and you know you are in the presence of an extraordinary storyteller.” —The Daily Beast “Echoing the immense pleasure of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, The Night Circus presents a sprightly version of 19th-century English magic. . . . A love story for adults that feels luxuriously romantic.” —The Washington Post  “Dark and extravagantly imagined.” —People  “Pure pleasure. . . . Erin Morgenstern is a gifted, classic storyteller, a tale-teller, a spinner of the charmed and mesmerizing—I had many other things I was supposed to be doing, but the book kept drawing me back in and I tore through it. You can be certain this riveting debut will create a group of rêveurs all its own.” —Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake “[Morgenstern] employs her supple prose to conjure up a series of wonders: A maze made of clouds, a ship of books floating on a sea of ink, a tent that seems to contain a vast desert.” —Salon “Reading this novel is like having a marvelous dream, in which you are asleep enough to believe everything that is happening, but awake enough to relish the experience and understand that it is magical.” —Newsday  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Melmoth: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Melmoth: A Novel

Pdf:Melmoth: A Novel.For centuries, the mysterious dark-robed figure has roamed the globe, searching for those whose complicity and cowardice have fed into the rapids of history’s darkest waters—and now, in Sarah Perry’s breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent, it is heading in our direction.It has been years since Helen Franklin left England. In Prague, working as a translator, she has found a home of sorts—or, at least, refuge. That changes when her friend Karel discovers a mysterious letter in the library, a strange confession and a curious warning that speaks of Melmoth the Witness, a dark legend found in obscure fairy tales and antique village lore. As such superstition has it, Melmoth travels through the ages, dooming those she persuades to join her to a damnation of timeless, itinerant solitude. To Helen it all seems the stuff of unenlightened fantasy.But, unaware, as she wanders the cobblestone streets Helen is being watched. And then Karel disappears. . . .

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Melmoth: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Melmoth: A Novel

Pdf:Melmoth: A Novel.Review “Perry’s masterly piece of postmodern gothic is one of the great achievements of the century and deserves all the prizes and praise that will be heaped upon it.” (The Guardian)“An unforgettable achievement…Perry’s heartbreaking, horrifying monster confronts the characters not just with the uncanny but also with the human: with humanity’s complicity in history’s darkest moments, its capacity for guilt, its power of witness, and its longing for both companionship and redemption.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))“This fever dream of a novel will prove as compelling and all-consuming as The Essex Serpent.” (Library Journal (starred review))“[A] stylized, postmodern work by a masterly writer… a sobering, disturbing, yet powerful and moving book that cannot fail to impress. The stories-within-stories and the Jewish themes recall Dara Horn’s The World to Come and Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, although Melmoth presents different kinds of nightmares.” (Booklist (starred review))“In rich, lyrical prose, Perry weaves history and myth, human frailty and compassion, into an affecting gothic morality tale for 2018. A chilling novel about confronting our complicity in past atrocities—and retaining the strength and moral courage to strive for the future.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review)) Read more About the Author Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. Her first novel, After Me Comes the Flood, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Folio Prize. She lives in Norwich. The Essex Serpent is her American debut. Read more

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Daddy's Home

Pdf Fiction Daddy's Home

Pdf:Daddy's Home. A dark romance from USA Today Bestselling author, Zoe Blake.No one escapes their past.Two years ago she ran, but now he has found her.He will make her pay for her past mistakes.Trapped alone in a cabin with him, there is no hope for rescue or redemption.He wants information and refuses to believe she doesn't have the answers he seeks.He's willing to do anything...anything...to break her.And he will get what he wants.

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The Witch of Willow Hall

Pdf Fiction The Witch of Willow Hall

Pdf:The Witch of Willow Hall.Review "The Witch of Willow Hall offers a fascinating location, a great plot with history and twists, and characters that live and breathe. I love the novel, and will be looking forward to all new works by this talented author!"--Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author"Beautifully written, skillfully plotted, and filled with quiet terror...perfect for fans of Simone St. James and Kate Morton." -Anna Lee Huber, bestselling author of the Lady Darby mysteries"The Witch of Willow Hall will cast a spell over every reader." --Lisa Hall, author of Tell Me No Lies and Between You and Me"I was entranced by this intriguing and spellbinding novel...I hope Hester Fox goes on to write many more such novels--I for one will be buying them."--Kathleen McGurl, author of The Girl from Ballymore"This compelling story had me gripped from the first page. The vividly drawn characters cast their spell so convincingly, I couldn't stop reading until I discovered what happened to them. A wonderful debut novel."--Linda Finlay, author of The Flower Seller"Steeped in Gothic eeriness, it's spine-tingling and very atmospheric. I love the character of Lydia and the way she learns and grows into her powers."--Nicola Cornick, USA TODAY bestselling author of House of Shadows"The Witch of Willow Hall is so spookily good I felt haunted by it. Totally obsessed with Lydia's story...I absolutely loved it from start to finish."--Sarah Bennett, author of the Lavender Bay series"A creepy estate, juicy scandal, family secrets, ghosts and a handsome yet mysterious suitor make this a satisfying and quietly foreboding tale."--BookPage"Fox spins a satisfying debut yarn that includes witchcraft, tragedy, and love...the inclusion of gothic elements adds a visceral feel that fans of historical fiction with a dash of the supernatural will enjoy."--Publishers Weekly Read more About the Author Hester Fox has a background in the museum field as a collections maintenance technician. This job has taken her from historic houses to fine art museums, where she has cleaned and cared for collections that range from paintings by old masters to ancient artifacts to early American furniture. She is a keen painter and has a Master's in historical archaeology, as well as a background in medieval studies and art history. Hester lives outside of Boston with her husband and their two cats. Read more

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Prince's Gambit

Pdf Fiction Prince's Gambit

Pdf:Prince's Gambit.The second volume in the Captive Prince trilogy. With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master, Prince Laurent, must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot. Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow.

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A Bloody Habit

Pdf Fiction A Bloody Habit

Pdf:A Bloody Habit.About the Author Eleanor Bourg Nicholson edited the Ignatius Critical Edition of Dracula and yearns to correct Count Dracula's strategic errors. In addition to scholarly pursuits, she occasionally strays into fiction, including her epistolary novella, The Letters of Magdalen Montague. She is the Director of Religious Education at a Dominican-run parish. Read more

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Heretic (The Grail Quest Book 3)

Pdf Fiction Heretic (The Grail Quest Book 3)

Pdf:Heretic (The Grail Quest Book 3).From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the sequel to The Archer’s Tale and Vagabond—the spellbinding tale of a young man, a fearless archer, who sets out wanting to avenge his family’s honor and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail.Already a seasoned veteran of King Edward's army, young Thomas of Hookton possesses the fearlessness of a born leader and an uncanny prowess with the longbow. Now, at the head of a small but able band of soldiers, he has been dispatched to capture the castle of Astarac. But more than duty to his liege has brought him to Gascony, home of his forebears and the hated black knight who brutally slew Thomas's father. It is also the last place where the Holy Grail was reported seen. Here, also, a beautiful and innocent, if not pious, woman is to be burned as a heretic. Saving the lady, Genevieve, from her dread fate will brand Thomas an infidel, forcing them to flee together across a landscape of blood and fire. And what looms ahead is a battle to the death that could ultimately shape the future of Christendom.

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Runaways: The Long Journey Home

Pdf Fiction Runaways: The Long Journey Home

Pdf:Runaways: The Long Journey Home.Review Runaways was such an exciting book! I read until late into the night. Such a story of hope for a boy who thought he had none.  Dolores GuadianBrenda Poulos is a master storyteller.  Her book will keep readers engaged and intrigued. Her characters will inspire them to find true freedom through the power offorgiveness. -Kary Oberbrunner, Author of Your Secret Name and TheDeeper PathBrenda Poulos's book, Runaways, starts with high tension dramathat threads through every page.-   Pamela Tracy,Author of What Janie Saw and The Missing Twin This was a real page turner! I  have never hated a villain morethan Ethan; I have never loved a hero more than Jake.   Sandy Applegate Read more From the Author I have been an avid fan of books as long as I can remember. I have also loved writing little stories and poems since grade school. A few years  back, I started writing in earnest. Runaways is my first book. I am in the middle of writing my second. I wouldn't trade this time in my life for anything. I live and breathe to write...to explore the world as I see it in my mind's eye. I enjoy creating characters that resonate with my readers. I am a member of American  Christian Fiction Writers and the current president of Christian Writers of the West. I am married  to a supportive husband who has learned to give me my space to grow into this new career. We have four adult children and seven amazing grandchildren. Two pets, a dog and cat who get along most of the time, round out our family. We love to travel, go to movies, and eat out (I have a plaque in my kitchen that says:"I ONLY HAVE A KITCHEN BECAUSE IT CAME WITH THE HOUSE." That pretty much sums up my approach to cooking.) We are addicted to home renovations.  I volunteer at church, Hospice, and the Christian school my grandsons attend.  My greatest joy would be that my writing would inspire others--to reach deep inside and connect them to each other and to God.   Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (Anne Rice)

Pdf Fiction Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (Anne Rice)

Pdf:Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (Anne Rice).From Publishers Weekly Believer and nonbeliever alike are familiar with the story of Jesus Christ. But most tales tend to focus on his last days and eventual crucifixion. Rice explores Jesus' youth, and tells of his family's journey from Egypt to Judea and of the requisite strife they encounter along the way. The novel follows the young Jesus as he starts to learn about his divine heritage and experiments with his mysterious healing powers. Heine narrates in an earnest, youthful alto, and one might think this suitable considering that the story is a first-person account of the life of a seven-year-old Jesus; however, the story is actually told by an older Jesus, looking back on the events of his youth, so Heine's innocent and childlike performance is somewhat out of place. Though competent, Heine's reading lacks any spark or fire to it, making the overall result rather bland. Heine is also bound by the source material, which, while an honest and heartfelt attempt to explore the all-but-unknown youth of Jesus, fails to live up to its lofty ambitions. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review Praise for Christ the Lord“Riveting. . . . Rice's book is a triumph of tone -- her prose lean, lyrical, vivid -- and character. As he ponders his staggering responsibility, the boy is fully believable -- and yet there's something in his supernatural empathy and blazing intelligence that conveys the wondrousness of a boy like no other. . . . With this novel, she has indeed found a convincing version of him; this is fiction that transcends story and instead qualifies as an act of faith. Joins Nikos Kazantzakis's The Last Temptation of Christ and Endo's A Life of Jesus as one of the bolder re-tellings.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)Praise for Blood Canticle“When Anne Rice releases a new book in The Vampire Chronicles series, cheers from her huge fan base can be heard everywhere.” —The Edmonton JournalFrom the Hardcover edition. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Red Tent (Wheeler Large Print Press (large print paper))

Pdf Fiction The Red Tent (Wheeler Large Print Press (large print paper))

Pdf:The Red Tent (Wheeler Large Print Press (large print paper)).In a story based on the Book of Genesis, Jacob's only daughter, Dinah, shares her unique perspective on the origins of many of our modern religious practices and sexual politics, eager to impart the lessons in endurance and humanity she has learned from her father's wives. (Historical Fiction)

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Last Breath

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Pdf:Last Breath.The fantastic prequel to The Good Daughter, the stunning new stand-alone from the number-one best-selling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series. Protecting someone always comes at a cost. At the age of 13, Charlie Quinn's childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into Charlie's home - and after that shocking night, her world was never the same. Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to. So when Flora Faulkner, a motherless teen, begs for help, Charlie is reminded of her own past and is powerless to say no. But honor student Flora is in far deeper trouble than Charlie could ever have anticipated. Soon she must ask herself: How far should she go to protect her client? And can she truly believe everything she is being told?

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Los de abajo

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Pdf:Los de abajo.Language Notes Text: Spanish Read more About the Author Mariano Azuela, the first of the 'novelists of the Revolution,' was born in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico, in 1873. He studied medicine in Guadalajara and returned to Lagos in 1909,where he began the practice of his profession. He began his writing career early; in 1896 he published Impressions of a Student in a weekly of Mexico City. This was followed by numerous sketches and short stories, and in 1911 by his first novel, Andres Perez, maderista.Like most of the young Liberals, he supported Francisco I. Madero's uprising, which overthrew the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, and in 1911 was made Director of Education of the State of Jalisco. After Madero's assassination, he joined the army of Pancho Villa as doctor, and his knowledge of the Revolution was acquired at firsthand. When the counterrevolutionary forces of Victoriano Huerta were temporarily triumphant, he emigrated to El Paso, Texas, where in 1915 he wrote The Underdogs (Los de abajo), which did not receive general recognition until 1924, when it was hailed as the novel of the Revolution.Azuela was fundamentally a moralist, and his disappointment with the Revolution soon began to manifest itself. He had fought for a better Mexico; but he saw that while the Revolution had corrected certain injustices, it had given rise to others equally deplorable. When he saw the self-servers and the unprincipled turning his hopes for the redemption of the underprivileged of his country into a ladder to serve their own ends, his disillusionment was deep and often bitter. His later novels are marred at times by a savage sarcasm. During his later years, and until his death in 1952, he lived in Mexico City writing and practicing his profession among the poor. Read more

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Conversational Spanish Dialogues: Over 100 Spanish Conversations and Short Stories (Conversational Spanish Dual Language Books)

Pdf Fiction Conversational Spanish Dialogues: Over 100 Spanish Conversations and Short Stories (Conversational Spanish Dual Language Books)

Pdf:Conversational Spanish Dialogues: Over 100 Spanish Conversations and Short Stories (Conversational Spanish Dual Language Books).Is conversational Spanish turning a little too tricky for you? Do you have no idea on how to order a meal or book a room at a hotel?If your answer to any of the previous questions was ‘Yes', then this book is for you!If there's even been something tougher than learning the grammar rules of a new language, it's finding the way to speak with other people in that tongue. Any student knows this – we can try our best at practicing, but you always want to avoid making embarrassing mistakes or not getting your message through correctly.‘How do I get out of this situation?' many students ask themselves, to no avail, but no answer is forthcoming.Until now.We have compiled MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED Spanish Stories for Beginners along with their translations, allowing new Spanish speakers to have the necessary tools to begin studying how to set a meeting, rent a car or tell a doctor that they don't feel well! We're not wasting time here with conversations that don't go anywhere: if you want to know how to solve problems (while learning a ton of Spanish along the way, obviously), this book is for you!How Conversational Spanish Dialogues works:Each new chapter will have a fresh, new story between two people who wish to solve a common, day-to-day issue that you will surely encounter in real life.A Spanish version of the conversation will take place first, followed by an English translation. This ensures that you fully understood just what it was that they were saying!Before and after the main section of the book, we shall provide you with an introduction and conclusion that will offer you important strategies, tips and tricks to allow you to get the absolute most out of this learning material.That's about it! Simple, useful and incredibly helpful; you will NOT need another conversational Spanish book once you have begun reading and studying this one!So look no further! Pick up your copy of Conversational Spanish Dialogues and start learning Spanish right now!

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2000 Most Common Spanish Words in Context: Get Fluent & Increase Your Spanish Vocabulary with 2000 Spanish Phrases (Spanish Language Lessons Mastery) (Volume 1)

Pdf Fiction 2000 Most Common Spanish Words in Context: Get Fluent & Increase Your Spanish Vocabulary with 2000 Spanish Phrases (Spanish Language Lessons Mastery) (Volume 1)

Pdf:2000 Most Common Spanish Words in Context: Get Fluent & Increase Your Spanish Vocabulary with 2000 Spanish Phrases (Spanish Language Lessons Mastery) (Volume 1).Have you been trying to learn Spanish and simply can’t find the way to expand your vocabulary? Do your teachers recommend you boring textbooks and complicated stories that you don’t really understand? Are you looking for a way to learn the language quicker without taking shortcuts?If you answered “Yes!” to at least one of those previous questions, then this book is for you! We’ve compiled the 2000 Most Common Words in Spanish, a list of terms that will expand your vocabulary to levels previously unseen.Did you know that — according to an important study — learning the top two thousand (2000) most frequently used words will enable you to understand up to 84% of all non-fiction and 86.1% of fiction literature and 92.7% of oral speech? Those are amazing stats, and this book will take you even further than those numbers!In this book:A detailed introduction with tips and tricks on how to improve your learningA list of 2000 of the most common words in Spanish and their translationsAn example sentence for each word – in both Spanish and EnglishFinally, a conclusion to make sure you’ve learned and supply you with a final list of tipsDon’t look any further, we’ve got what you need right here! In fact, we’re ready to turn you into a Spanish speaker……are you ready to get involved in becoming one?

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Frankenstein

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Pdf:Frankenstein.From the Back Cover At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the 'ghost story' that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the rage of London. In the generations since, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has been read by millions all over the world. It has inspired hundreds of imitations, but it has never been equaled for its masterful manipulation of the elements of horror and suspense. Read more About the Author Daughter of political philosopher William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley edited the works of her husband, Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and is best known as the author of Frankenstein.  Read more

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Animal Farm

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Pdf:Animal Farm.Manor Farm is like any other English farm, expect for a drunken owner, Mr Jones, incompetent workers and oppressed animals. Fed up with the ignorance of their human masters, the animals rise up in rebellion and take over the farm. Led by intellectually superior pigs like Snowball and Napoleon, the animals how to take charge of their destiny and remove the inequities of their lives. But as time passes, the realize that things aren't happening quite as expected. Animal Farm is, one level, a simple story about barnyard animals. On a much deeper level, it is a savage political satire on corrupted ideals, misdirected revolutions and class conflict-themes as valid today as they were sixty years ago.

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The Color Purple

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Pdf:The Color Purple.About the Author ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. You better not never tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy.Dear God,I am fourteen years old. I am I have always been a good girl. Maybe you can give me a sign letting me know what is happening to me. Last spring after little Lucious come I heard them fussing. He was pulling on her arm. She say It too soon, Fonso, I ain't well. Finally he leave her alone. A week go by, he pulling on her arm again. She say Naw, I ain't gonna. Can't you see I'm already half dead, an all of these chilren.She went to visit her sister doctor over Macon. Left me to see after the others. He never had a kine word to say to me. Just say You gonna do what your mammy wouldn't. First he put his thing up gainst my hip and sort of wiggle it around. Then he grab hold my titties. Then he push his thing inside my pussy. When that hurt, I cry. He start to choke me, saying You better shut up and git used to it. But I don't never git used to it. And now I feels sick every time I be the one to cook. My mama she fuss at me an look at me. She happy, cause he good to her now. But too sick to last long.Dear God, Mr. ______ finally come right out an ast for Nettie hand in marriage. But He won't let her go. He say she too young, no experience. Say Mr. ______ got too many children already. Plus What about the scandal his wife cause when somebody kill her? And what about all this stuff he hear bout Shug Avery? What bout that? I ast our new mammy bout Shug Avery. What it is? I ast. She don't know but she say she gon fine out. She do more then that. She git a picture. The first one of a real person I ever seen. She say Mr. ______ was taking somethin out his billfold to show Pa an it fell out an slid under the table. Shug Avery was a woman. The most beautiful woman I ever saw. She more pretty then my mama. She bout ten thousand times more prettier then me. I see her there in furs. Her face rouge. Her hair like somethin tail. She grinning with her foot up on somebody motocar. Her eyes serious tho. Sad some. I ast her to give me the picture. An all night long I stare at it. An now when I dream, I dream of Shug Avery. She be dress to kill, whirling and laughing.Dear God, I ast him to take me instead of Nettie while our new mammy sick. But he just ast me what I'm talking bout. I tell him I can fix myself up for him. I duck into my room and come out wearing horsehair, feathers, and a pair of our new mammy high heel shoes. He beat me for dressing trampy but he do it to me anyway. Mr. ______ come that evening. I'm in the bed crying. Nettie she finally see the light of day, clear. Our new mammy she see it too. She in her room crying. Nettie tend to first one, then the other. She so scared she go out doors and vomit. But not out front where the two mens is. Mr. ______ say, Well Sir, I sure hope you done change your mind. He say, Naw, Can't say I is. Mr. ______ say, Well, you know, my poor little ones sure could use a mother. Well, He say, real slow, I can't let you have Nettie. She too young. Don't know nothing but what you tell her. Sides, I want her to git some more schooling. Make a schoolteacher out of her. But I can let you have Celie. She the oldest anyway. She ought to marry first. She ain't fresh tho, but I spect you know that. She spoiled. Twice. But you don't need a fresh woman no how. I got a fresh one in there myself and she sick all the time. He spit, over the railing. The children git on her nerve, she not much of a cook. And she big already. Mr. ______ he don't say nothing. I stop crying I'm so surprise. She ugly. He say. But she ain't no stranger to hard work. And she clean. And God done fixed her. You can do everything just like you want to and she ain't gonna make you feed it or clothe it. Mr. ______ still don't say nothing. I take out the picture of Shug Avery. I look into her eyes. Her eyes say Yeah, it bees that way sometime. Fact is, he say, I got to git rid of her. She too old to be living here at home. And she a bad influence on my other girls. She'd come with her own linen. She can take that cow she raise down there back of the crib. But Nettie you flat out can't have. Not now. Not never. Mr. ______ finally speak. Clearing his throat. I ain't never really look at that one, he say. Well, next time you come you can look at her. She ugly. Don't even look like she kin to Nettie. But she'll make the better wife. She ain't smart either, and I'll just be fair, you have to watch her or she'll give away everything you own. But she can work like a man. Mr. ______ say How old she is? He say, She near twenty. And another thing-She tell lies.Dear God, It took him the whole spring, from March to June, to make up his mind to take me. All I thought about was Nettie. How she could come to me if I marry him and he be so love struck with her I could figure out a way for us to run away. Us both be hitting Nettie's schoolbooks pretty hard, cause us know we got to be smart to git away. I know I'm not as pretty or as smart as Nettie, but she say I ain't dumb. The way you know who discover America, Nettie say, is think bout cucumbers. That what Columbus sound like. I learned all about Columbus in first grade, but look like he the first thing I forgot. She say Columbus come here in boats call the Neater, the Peter, and the Santomareater. Indians so nice to him he force a bunch of 'em back home with him to wait on the queen. But it hard to think with gitting married to Mr. ______ hanging over my head. The first time I got big Pa took me out of school. He never care that I love it. Nettie stood there at the gate holding tight to my hand. I was all dress for first day. You too dumb to keep going to school, Pa say. Nettie the clever one in this bunch. But Pa, Nettie say, crying, Celie smart too. Even Miss Beasley say so. Nettie dote on Miss Beasley. Think nobody like her in the world. Pa say, Whoever listen to anything Addie Beasley have to say. She run off at the mouth so much no man would have her. That how come she have to teach school. He never look up from cleaning his gun. Pretty soon a bunch of white mens come walking cross the yard. They have guns too. Pa git up and follow 'em. The rest of the week I vomit and dress wild game. But Nettie never give up. Next thing I know Miss Beasley at our house trying to talk to Pa. She say long as she been a teacher she never know nobody want to learn bad as Nettie and me. But when Pa call me out and she see how tight my dress is, she stop talking and go. Nettie still don't understand. I don't neither. All us notice is I'm all the time sick and fat. I feel bad sometime Nettie done pass me in learnin. But look like nothing she say can git in my brain and stay. She try to tell me something bout the ground not being flat. I just say, Yeah, like I know it. I never tell her how flat it look to me. Mr. ______ come finally one day looking all drug out. The woman he had helping him done quit. His mammy done said No More. He say, Let me see her again. Pa call me. Celie, he say. Like it wasn't nothing. Mr. ______ want another look at you. I go stand in the door. The sun shine in my eyes. He's still up on his horse. He look me up and down. Pa rattle his newspaper. Move up, he won't bite, he say. I go closer to the steps, but not too close cause I'm a little scared of his horse. Turn round, Pa say. I turn round. One of my little brothers come up. I think it was Lucious. He fat and playful, all the time munching on something. He say, What you doing that for? Pa say, Your sister thinking bout marriage. Didn't mean nothing to him. He pull my dresstail and ast can he have some blackberry jam out the safe. I say, Yeah. She good with children, Pa say, rattling his paper open more. Never heard her say a hard word to nary one of them. Just give 'em everything they ast for, is the only problem. Mr. ______ say, That cow still coming? He say, Her cow.Dear God, I spend my wedding day running from the oldest boy. He twelve. His mama died in his arms and he don't want to hear nothing bout no new one. He pick up a rock and laid my head open. The blood run all down tween my breasts. His daddy say Don't do that! But that's all he say. He got four children, instead of three, two boys and two girls. The girls hair ain't been comb since their mammy died. I tell him I'll just have to shave it off. Start fresh. He say bad luck to cut a woman hair. So after I bandage my head best I can and cook dinner-they have a spring, not a well, and a wood stove look like a truck-I start trying to untangle hair. They only six and eight and they cry. They scream. They cuse me of murder. By ten o'clock I'm done. They cry theirselves to sleep. But I don't cry. I lay there thinking bout Nettie while he on top of me, wonder if she safe. And then I think bout Shug Avery. I know what he doing to me he done to Shug Avery and maybe she like it. I put my arm around him.Copyright © 1982 by Alice WalkerAll rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.Requests for permission to make copies of any part of the work should be mailed to the following address: Permissions Department, Harcourt, Inc., 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Florida 32887-6777.First published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970 Read more

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Pdf Fiction Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Pdf:Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.From the Back Cover Referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was 'the most stupendous event of my whole life'; Ernest Hemingway declared that 'all modern American literature stems from this one book,' while T. S. Eliot called Huck 'one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet.'The novel's preeminence derives from its wonderfully imaginative re-creation of boyhood adventures along the mighty Mississippi River, its inspired characterization, the author's remarkable ear for dialogue, and the book's understated development of serious underlying themes: 'natural' man versus 'civilized' society, the evils of slavery, the innate value and dignity of human beings, the stultifying effects of convention, and other topics. But most of all,Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful story?filled with high adventure and unforgettable characters (including the great river itself)?that no one who has read it will ever forget.Unabridged Dover (1994) republication of the text of the first American edition, published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885. New introductory Note. Read more About the Author After the Civil War, Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) left his small town to seek work as a riverboat pilot. As Mark Twain, the Missouri native found his place in the world. Author, journalist, lecturer, wit, and sage, Twain created enduring works that have enlightened and amused readers of all ages for generations. Read more

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A Tale of Two Cities (Dover Thrift Editions)

Pdf Fiction A Tale of Two Cities (Dover Thrift Editions)

Pdf:A Tale of Two Cities (Dover Thrift Editions).From the Back Cover It was the time of the French Revolution—a time of great change and great danger. It was a time when injustice was met by a lust for vengeance, and rarely was a distinction made between the innocent and the guilty. Against this tumultuous historical backdrop, Dickens' great story of unsurpassed adventure and courage unfolds.Unjustly imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille, Dr. Alexandre Manette is reunited with his daughter, Lucie, and safely transported from France to England. It would seem that they could take up the threads of their lives in peace. As fate would have it though, the pair are summoned to the Old Bailey to testify against a young Frenchman—Charles Darnay—falsely accused of treason. Strangely enough, Darnay bears an uncanny resemblance to another man in the courtroom, the dissolute lawyer's clerk Sydney Carton. It is a coincidence that saves Darnay from certain doom more than once. Brilliantly plotted, the novel is rich in drama, romance, and heroics that culminate in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine. Read more About the Author After a childhood blighted by poverty, commercial success came early to Charles Dickens (1812-70). By the age of 24, he was an international sensation whose new novels were eagerly anticipated. Two centuries later, Dickens' popularity endures as readers revel in the warm humanity and rollicking humor of his tales of self-discovery. Read more

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Dover Thrift Editions)

Pdf Fiction The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Dover Thrift Editions)

Pdf:The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Dover Thrift Editions).From the Back Cover In this classic story, Mark Twain re-created a long-ago world of freshly whitewashed fences and Sunday school picnics into which sordid characters and violent incidents sometimes intruded. The tale powerfully appeals to both adult and young imaginations. Readers explore this memorable setting with a slyly humorous born storyteller as their guide. Tom and Huck Finn conceal themselves in the town cemetery, where they witness a grave robbery and a murder. Later, the boys, feeling unappreciated, hide out on a forested island while the townspeople conduct a frantic search and finally mourn them as dead. The friends triumphantly return to town to attend their own funeral, in time for a dramatic trial for the graveyard murder. A three-day ordeal ensues when Tom and his sweetheart, Becky Thatcher, lose their way in the very cave that conceals the murderer. With its hilarious accounts of boyish pranks and its shrewd assessments of human nature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has captivated generations of readers of all ages. Read more About the Author After the Civil War, Samuel Clemens (1835–1910) left his small town to seek work as a riverboat pilot. As Mark Twain, the Missouri native found his place in the world. Author, journalist, lecturer, wit, and sage, Twain created enduring works that have enlightened and amused readers of all ages for generations. Read more

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Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel

Pdf:Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel.Amazon.com Review There is something a little intoxicating about Daisy Jones and the Six. This is the story of a young, captivating singer who came of age in the late 60s/early 70s, all told as an oral history. The Six did not hit the big time until Daisy joined the band as their lead singer, but her presence brought along drama, intrigue, and a variety of tensions between herself and Billy Dunne, the leader of The Six. It’s best not to know too much about this book going into it; instead, allow the transcribed interviews from the band members (they weren’t real, but they seem real), and from those who tagged along during this great fictitious band’s run, to unspool the story for you. --Chris Schluep, Amazon Book Review Read more Review “I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Taylor Jenkins Reid transported me into the magic of the ’70s music scene in a way I’ll never forget. The characters are beautifully layered and complex. Daisy and the band captured my heart, and they’re sure to capture yours, too.”—Reese Witherspoon“Daisy Jones & The Six is just plain fun from cover to cover. . . . Her characters feel so vividly real, you’ll wish you could stream their albums, YouTube their concerts, and google their wildest moments to see them for yourself.”—HelloGiggles“Reid’s wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year.”—Nylon“Reid delivers a stunning story of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and ’70s in this expertly wrought novel. Mimicking the style and substance of a tell-all celebrity memoir . . . Reid creates both story line and character gold. The book’s prose is propulsive, original, and often raw. . . . Reid’s gift for creating imperfect characters and taut plots courses throughout this addictive novel.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)“[A] juicy tell-all-style page-turner.”—Bustle “Evocative . . . brilliant.”—Romper“Prepare to fall for Taylor Jenkins Reid’s newest novel, Daisy Jones & The Six.”—PopSugar“Reid’s novel so resembles a memoir of a real band and conjures such true-to-life images of the seventies music scene that readers will think they’re listening to Fleetwood Mac or Led Zeppelin. Reid is unsurpassed in her ability to create complex characters working through emotions that will make your toes curl.”—Booklist (starred review) “An insightful story.”—Kirkus Reviews“Reid is a stunning writer whose characters are unforgettable and whose stories are deeply emotional. . . . Her most gripping novel yet.”—Emily Giffin, author of All We Ever Wanted “Reid’s writing is addictive and all-consuming. Filled with passion, complexity, and fascinating detail, Daisy Jones & The Six felt so real, I had to remind myself that it was fiction.”—Jill Santopolo, author of The Light We Lost “From the very first page you know this book is something special. Taylor Jenkins Reid brings insight and poetry to a story that’s utterly unique and deeply authentic, one that transports you to world of seventies rock—with all its genius and temptation and creativity—so completely it feels like you’re there.”—Katherine Center, author of How to Walk Away  “Raw, emotive, and addictively voyeuristic, Daisy Jones & The Six is imbued with the same anguished heart that fuels the very best rock ‘n’ roll. Like my favorite albums, this book will live with me for a very long time.”—Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Top 10 Games You Can Play In Your Head, By Yourself: Second Edition

Pdf Fiction Top 10 Games You Can Play In Your Head, By Yourself: Second Edition

Pdf:Top 10 Games You Can Play In Your Head, By Yourself: Second Edition.YOUR MIND IS NOW THE ULTIMATE GAMING ENGINE.Top 10 Games You Can Play In Your Head, By Yourself, is a collection of visionary author J. Theophrastus Bartholomew's most cherished mind-games, edited and updated by filmmaker and storyteller Sam Gorski and author D.F. Lovett. No peripherals needed. No controllers. No pens. No dice or boards. Everything you need to experience the forefront of game design is right here between these pages. What is a mind-game? Great Question! A mind-game is a game where you control the characters, the world, and every thing in between - a breathing, living story. A story that you can create on your own, and come back to time after time. A story with surprises that you will plant for yourself to find later, and never be the wiser!What will happen in your game? It's up to you to find out!

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The Huntress: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Huntress: A Novel

Pdf:The Huntress: A Novel.Review “Kate Quinn’s follow-up to “The Alice Network” is compulsively readable historical fiction…[a] powerful novel about unusual women facing sometimes insurmountable odds with grace, grit, love and tenacity.” (Kristin Hannah, Washington Post)“Quinn deftly braids the stories of a female Russian bomber pilot, Nazi hunters, and a young Bostonian girl staring down evil in the most unthinkable of places.  The result is a searing tale of predator and prey, transgression and redemption and the immutable power of the truth.  An utter triumph!” (Pam Jenoff, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Orphan’s Tale)“Prepare to be spellbound! The Huntress masterfully draws you in and doesn’t let you go. Another brilliant work of historical fiction by the incomparable Kate Quinn.” (Susan Meissner, bestselling author of As Bright as Heaven)“The Huntress left me breathless with delight... Kate Quinn has created nothing less than a masterpiece of historical fiction.” (Jennifer Robson, bestselling author of Goodnight from London)“[A] complexly structured saga delivers exciting aerial sequences and intrigue worthy of a Hitchcock movie. The book’s psychological and dramatic elements combine for a powerful and satisfying finale. To paraphrase one of the characters, Ms. Quinn’s book is “dynamite in print.” (Wall Street Journal)“An impressive historical novel sure to harness WWII-fiction fans’ attention... Laced with Russian folklore allusions and deliciously witty banter, Quinn’s tale refreshingly avoids contrived situations while portraying three touching, unpredictable love stories; the suspenseful quest for justice; and the courage involved in confronting one’s greatest fears.” (Booklist (starred review))“Readers should expect to give up weekend plans once they start this novel. A great choice for historical fiction fans, particularly of World War II–set novels, mystery readers, or anyone seeking well-crafted stories in which good triumphs over evil.”   (Library Journal (starred review))“Well-researched and vivid segments are interspersed detailing Nina’s backstory... a fierce yet vulnerable antecedent to Lisbeth Salander. Quinn’s language is evocative of the period, and her characters are good literary company. With any luck, the Nazi hunting will go on for a sequel or two.” (Kirkus Reviews)“Quinn delivers a suspenseful WWII tale of murder and revenge. This exciting thriller vividly reveals how people face adversity and sacrifice while chasing justice and retribution.” (Publishers Weekly)“Gripping historical fiction” (Good Housekeeping) Read more About the Author Kate Quinn is a native of Southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance detailing the early years of the infamous Borgia clan. All have been translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in San Diego with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia. Read more

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The Institute: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Institute: A Novel

Pdf:The Institute: A Novel.About the Author Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King) and the Bill Hodges trilogy, End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. Read more

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She Believed She Could So She Did: Graduation Cap Softball Heart Heartbeat Cloudy Night Dream Stars Starry Night Sky Background Pattern Notebook Journal (6x9)

Pdf Fiction She Believed She Could So She Did: Graduation Cap Softball Heart Heartbeat Cloudy Night Dream Stars Starry Night Sky Background Pattern Notebook Journal (6x9)

Pdf:She Believed She Could So She Did: Graduation Cap Softball Heart Heartbeat Cloudy Night Dream Stars Starry Night Sky Background Pattern Notebook Journal (6x9).This journal features the inspirational quote "She Believed She Could So She Did" with Softball Heart Heartbeat on the cover. Perfect for writing notes and ideas. It can be used as a notebook, journal or composition book. This paperback journal is 6" x 9" and has 120 pages that are college ruled. Senior Night Softball Graduation Gifts Ideas for Teen Girls Women Her

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The Art of Being a Super You: Your 5 Step Guide to Leading with Purpose, Creating Your Best Life & Using Your Super Powers - Youth Edition

Pdf Fiction The Art of Being a Super You: Your 5 Step Guide to Leading with Purpose, Creating Your Best Life & Using Your Super Powers - Youth Edition

Pdf:The Art of Being a Super You: Your 5 Step Guide to Leading with Purpose, Creating Your Best Life & Using Your Super Powers - Youth Edition.The Art of Being a Super You is useful and beneficial for adolescence up to the age of 18. There are 5 Steps shared that will help your child grow and develop from the inside out. In addition to the 5 steps, there are a few bonus tips with daily activity suggestions! Each section has space allotted for your little or not so little person to take notes and game plane. Stan Pearson II, works with young people quite a bit and makes sure they have an opportunity to be interactive whether it's from the stage or in a book. The book is an entertaining read that once they finish it, they can always go back and pick up different points that will help them be successful. The book concentrates on building self-confidence within. There are so many instances of depression, suicide and bullying throughout the U.S. This book empowers its readers to be strong, develop themselves and how to find more value in making progress, not being overwhelmed with the thought of being perfect. Stan has over a decade of experience speaking on these issues and developed a creative, quick read to help those who may be in need. Moreover, this book would be an incredible preventive message. Many people wait until problems exist to help or to address them. This book is the perfect weekly read to address issues and discuss them before they even happen. This would be an incredible conversation starter for parents who'd like to develop closer relationships with their child or young person in their life. Stan used some Super Hero references to tie thoughts together for complete impact. Enjoy!

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Good Hope Road: A Tending Roses Novel

Pdf Fiction Good Hope Road: A Tending Roses Novel

Pdf:Good Hope Road: A Tending Roses Novel.In a time of crisis, two women come together and set off down a road of hope in the second novel in the Tending Roses series, from the New York Times best-selling author of Before We Were Yours.Twenty-one-year-old Jenilee Lane's dreams are as narrow as the sky is wide. She doesn't imagine any good could come out of the tornado that has ripped across the Missouri farmland where she's made her home. But some inner spark compels her to take action. To rescue her elderly neighbor, Eudora Gibson, from the cellar in which she's been trapped. To make her way to the nearby town of Poetry, where the townspeople have begun to gather in the only building left standing. To collect from the devastated landscape fragments of life that lie strewn about in the tornado's wake: letters, photographs, and mementos that might mean something to people who have lost everything.Eudora Gibson didn't think Jenilee had it in her. But the girl she's hardly noticed for years is now surprising her - stepping forward with a bravery that inspires Eudora to face her own bitter past. Brought close by tragedy, the two will learn lessons about the resilience of the human spirit and the ties that make a community strong. Together, they will travel to a place that once lay beyond their dreams.

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Devil Take Me

Pdf Fiction Devil Take Me

Pdf:Devil Take Me.Temptation lurks around every corner in worlds sometimes dark, sometimes lurid. Giving in is both dangerous and satisfying, though never in the ways one expects. While these enticements offer a vast range of benefits and boons, the cost is a soul and the devil expects his due. Sometimes suave and charming or calculating and cruel, these devils have schemes and desires of their own. They can be creatures to run away from...or toward.  Join the most unique and celebrated authors of LGBTQ urban fantasy and paranormal fiction for a fast-paced and unpredictable ride, from a city on the other side of reality to a world suspended in dusk to a twisted version of the 1960s and 70s.Meet devils in top hats and waistcoats, a defrocked motorcycle-riding priest, and a genderfluid antihero - among many more. Full of humor, romance, horror, action, intrigue, and magic, these stories have one common element.... They're one hell of a good time.

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Dodging and Burning: A Mystery

Pdf Fiction Dodging and Burning: A Mystery

Pdf:Dodging and Burning: A Mystery.In a small Virginia town still reeling from World War II, a photograph of a beautiful murdered woman propels three young people into the middle of a far-reaching mystery. A lurid crime scene photo of a beautiful woman arrives on mystery writer Bunny Prescott's doorstep with no return address - and it's not the first time she's seen it. The reemergence of the photo, taken 55 years earlier, sets her on a journey to reconstruct the vicious summer that changed her life. In the summer of 1945, Ceola Bliss is a lonely 12-year-old tomboy, mourning the loss of her brother, Robbie, who was declared missing in the Pacific. She tries to piece together his life by rereading his favorite pulp detective story "A Date with Death" and spending time with his best friend, Jay Greenwood, in Royal Oak, VA. One unforgettable August day, Jay leads Ceola and Bunny to a stretch of woods where he found a dead woman, but when they arrive, the body is gone. They soon discover a local woman named Lily Vellum is missing and begin to piece together the threads of her murder, starting with the photograph Jay took of her abandoned body. As Ceola gets swept up playing girl detective, Bunny becomes increasingly skeptical of Jay, and begins her own investigation into the connection between Jay and Lily. She discovers a series of clues that place doubt on Jay's story about the photograph. She journeys to Washington, DC, where she is forced to confront the brutal truth about her dear friend - a discovery that triggers a series of events that will bring tragedy to Jay and decades of estrangement between her and Ceola.

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Academia: Coming of Age Series

Pdf Fiction Academia: Coming of Age Series

Pdf:Academia: Coming of Age Series.When Shane accepts a scholarship to the University of California, she doesn't expect to be housed with a homophobic roommate. Nevertheless, upon making friends with her roommate's cousin Rayne and her best friend, Shane starts to feel at home. Then, one night, while hanging out with Rayne and her friend Adam on campus, the three witness a murder. Shane's idea of a normal school year collapses, and she is suddenly the target of this murderous killer. Will the three find out who it is before it's too late, or will they be the next victim of serious crime?

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The Huntress: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Huntress: A Novel

Pdf:The Huntress: A Novel.From the author of the New York Times and USA Today best-selling novel The Alice Network comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America.In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted....Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina's bravery and cunning will keep her alive.Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it.Growing up in post-war Boston, 17-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes home with a new fiancée, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother's past - only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family...secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear.In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.

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The Lost Girls of Paris: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Lost Girls of Paris: A Novel

Pdf:The Lost Girls of Paris: A Novel.From the author of the runaway best-seller The Orphan's Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II.Manhattan, 1946.Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs - each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.Grace soon learns the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor, and betrayal.Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times best-selling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood, and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.

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The Victory Garden

Pdf Fiction The Victory Garden

Pdf:The Victory Garden.From the best-selling author of The Tuscan Child comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman's love and sacrifice during the First World War.  As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong 21-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage.  When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a "land girl," tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It's here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily's lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified - and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow.  As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster, but may open a path to her destiny.

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Devil's Daughter: The Ravenels Meet the Wallflowers

Pdf Fiction Devil's Daughter: The Ravenels Meet the Wallflowers

Pdf:Devil's Daughter: The Ravenels Meet the Wallflowers.Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: He's a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband's life a misery, and she'll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces himself...as none other than West Ravenel. West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire...not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn't bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She's the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent - the most devilishly wicked rake in England. Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past? Only the devil's daughter knows....

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The Beantown Girls

Pdf Fiction The Beantown Girls

Pdf:The Beantown Girls.A novel of love, courage, and danger unfolds as World War II's brightest heroines - the best of friends - take on the front lines.1944: Fiona Denning has her entire future planned out. She'll work in city hall, marry her fiancé when he returns from the war, and settle down in the Boston suburbs. But when her fiancé is reported missing after being shot down in Germany, Fiona's long-held plans are shattered.Determined to learn her fiancé's fate, Fiona leaves Boston to volunteer overseas as a Red Cross Clubmobile girl, recruiting her two best friends to come along. There's the outspoken Viviana, who is more than happy to quit her secretarial job for a taste of adventure. Then there's Dottie, a shy music teacher whose melodious talents are sure to bring heart and hope to the boys on the front lines.Chosen for their inner strength and outer charm, the trio isn't prepared for the daunting challenges of war. But through it all come new friendships and romances, unforeseen dangers, and unexpected dreams. As the three friends begin to understand the real reasons they all came to the front, their courage and camaraderie will see them through some of the best and worst times of their lives.

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The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Pdf Fiction The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Pdf:The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel.Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, "one of the great fictional heroines" (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a pause-resisting tale of love and war, terror and survival.When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice - Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie get out of Hitler's Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon's death.As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend - and the possibility she might be falling in love again.

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The Night Tiger: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Night Tiger: A Novel

Pdf:The Night Tiger: A Novel.This program is read by the author. A sweeping historical audiobook about a dance hall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers. Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dance hall girl to help pay off her mother's Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for. Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master's dying wish: that Ren find the man's finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master's soul will wander the earth forever. As the days tick relentlessly by, a series of unexplained deaths wracks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren's increasingly dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes. Yangsze Choo's The Night Tiger pulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzling, propulsive audiobook is the intimate coming of age of a child and a young woman, each searching for their place in a society that would rather they stay invisible. 

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The Island of Sea Women: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Island of Sea Women: A Novel

Pdf:The Island of Sea Women: A Novel.A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times best-selling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village's all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook's mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger.Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook's differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War, and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother's position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point.This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous, physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story - one of women's friendships and the larger forces that shape them - The Island of Sea Women introduces listeners to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives.

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We Must Be Brave

Pdf Fiction We Must Be Brave

Pdf:We Must Be Brave.Spanning the sweep of the 20th century, We Must Be Brave explores the fierce love we feel for our children and the power of that love to endure. Beyond distance, beyond time, beyond life itself."This stirring debut will work its way indelibly into your heart." (Georgia Hunter, author of We Were the Lucky Ones)One woman. One little girl. The war that changed everything.December 1940. In the disorderly evacuation of Southampton, England, newly married Ellen Parr finds a small child asleep on the backseat of an empty bus. No one knows who little Pamela is.Ellen professed not to want children with her older husband, and when she takes Pamela into her home and rapidly into her heart, she discovers this is true: Ellen doesn't want children. She wants only Pamela. Three golden years pass as the Second World War rages on. Then one day, Pamela is taken away, screaming. Ellen is no stranger to sorrow, but when she returns to the quiet village life she's long lived, she finds herself asking: In a world changed by war, is it fair to wish for an unchanged heart?In the spirit of We Were the Lucky Ones and The Nightingale, here is a novel about courage and kindness, hardship and friendship, and the astonishing power of love.

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Daughter of Moloka'i

Pdf Fiction Daughter of Moloka'i

Pdf:Daughter of Moloka'i.The highly anticipated sequel to Alan Brennert's acclaimed book club favorite, and national best seller, Moloka'i Alan Brennert's beloved novel Moloka'i, currently has over 600,000 copies in print. This companion tale tells the story of Ruth, the daughter that Rachel Kalama - quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa - was forced to give up at birth. The book follows young Ruth from her arrival at the Kapi'olani Home for Girls in Honolulu to her adoption by a Japanese couple who raise her on a strawberry and grape farm in California, her marriage and unjust internment at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II - and then, after the war, to the life-altering day when she receives a letter from a woman who says she is Ruth's birth mother, Rachel. Daughter of Moloka'i expands upon Ruth and Rachel's 22-year relationship, only hinted at in Moloka'i. It's a richly emotional tale of two women - different in some ways, similar in others - who never expected to meet, much less come to love, one another. And for Ruth, it is a story of discovery, the unfolding of a past she knew nothing about. Told in vivid, evocative prose that conjures up the beauty and history of both Hawaiian and Japanese cultures, it's the powerful and poignant tale that listeners of Moloka'i have been awaiting for 15 years.

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Finding Dorothy: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Finding Dorothy: A Novel

Pdf:Finding Dorothy: A Novel.This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, Maud."A breathtaking read that will transport you over the rainbow and into the heart of one of America's most enduring fairy tales." (Lisa Wingate, author of Before We Were Yours)Hollywood, 1938: As soon as she learns that M-G-M is adapting her late husband's masterpiece for the screen, 77-year-old Maud Gage Baum sets about trying to finagle her way onto the set. Nineteen years after Frank's passing, Maud is the only person who can help the producers stay true to the spirit of the book - because she's the only one left who knows its secrets. But the moment she hears Judy Garland rehearsing the first notes of "Over the Rainbow," Maud recognizes the yearning that defined her own life story, from her youth as a suffragette's daughter to her coming of age as one of the first women in the Ivy League, from her blossoming romance with Frank to the hardscrabble prairie years that inspired The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Judy reminds Maud of a young girl she cared for and tried to help in South Dakota, a dreamer who never got her happy ending. Now, with the young actress under pressure from the studio as well as her ambitious stage mother, Maud resolves to protect her - the way she tried so hard to protect the real Dorothy. The author of two New York Times best-selling nonfiction books, The Eighty-Dollar Champion and The Perfect Horse, Elizabeth Letts is a master at discovering and researching a rich historical story and transforming it into a pause-resister. Finding Dorothy is the result of Letts's journey into the amazing lives of Frank and Maud Baum. Written as fiction but based closely on the truth, Elizabeth Letts's new book tells a story of love, loss, inspiration, and perseverance, set in America's heartland."In some ways reminiscent of Jerry Stahl's excellent I, Fatty, Letts' Finding Dorothy combines exhaustive research with expansive imagination, blending history and speculation into a seamless tapestry.... It's a testament to Letts' skill that she can capture...that same emotion we have all felt sometime over the last 80 years while listening to 'Over the Rainbow.'" (BookPage, starred review) 

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The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel: Flavia de Luce Series, Book 10

Pdf Fiction The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel: Flavia de Luce Series, Book 10

Pdf:The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel: Flavia de Luce Series, Book 10.New York Times Best SellerA finger in a wedding cake is only the beginning in this deliciously shocking mystery featuring Flavia de Luce, "the world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth" (The Seattle Times). Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop's Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de Luce's sister, Ophelia, is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon. "A church is a wonderful place for a wedding", muses Flavia, "surrounded as it is by the legions of the dead, whose listening bones bear silent witness to every promise made at the altar." Flavia is not your normal 12-year-old girl. An expert in the chemical nature of poisons, she has solved many mysteries, sharpening her considerable detection skills to the point where she had little choice but to turn professional. So Flavia and dependable Dogger, estate gardener and sounding board extraordinaire, set up shop at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, eager to serve - not so simple an endeavor with her odious little moon-faced cousin Undine constantly underfoot. But Flavia and Dogger persevere. Little does she know that their first case will be extremely close to home, beginning with an unwelcome discovery in Ophelia's wedding cake: a human finger. Praise for The Golden Tresses of the Dead:"Delightful.... The mysteries in Mr. Bradley's books are engaging, but the real lure is Ms. de Luce, the irreverent youngster." (The Wall Street Journal)"A winning tenth mystery." (People)"A ghoulish question is at the heart of Bradley's excellent tenth Flavia de Luce novel.... Bradley, who has few peers at combining fair-play clueing with humor and has fun mocking genre conventions, shows no sign of running out of ideas." (Publishers Weekly) "Flavia's over-the-top use of alliteration...and proudly precocious, sesquipedalian vocabulary...along with the thoroughly endearing cast of characters, make this series' 10th installment a laugh-out-loud winner." (Booklist, starred review) "Flavia de Luce hasn't lost a sister, she's gained a case - and what a case.... Perhaps the most consistently hilarious adventure of the alarmingly precocious heroine." (Kirkus Reviews)

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The Chocolate Maker's Wife

Pdf Fiction The Chocolate Maker's Wife

Pdf:The Chocolate Maker's Wife.Karen Brooks rewrites women back into history with this breathtaking, scrupulously researched tale set in 17th-century London.  Damnation has never been so sweet.... When Rosamund Tomkins enters the world with her darkling eyes and strange laughter, the midwives are afraid, believing her a changeling. But Rosamund's life is set to be anything but enchanted.... Born into poverty, brutalised and ignored by her family, it is only when she is married off to a nobleman that her life undergoes a transformation, as her husband recognises in Rosamund a magic she does not know she possesses but which affects almost all who encounter her. Presiding over a luxurious chocolate house where men go to be seen, exchange news and indulge in the sweet and heady drink to which they have become addicted, Rosamund feels blessed.  But disaster strikes, and Rosamund stands on the brink of losing all she has worked so hard to achieve. Forced to make a choice, she can either walk away from all she has grown to love with her soul intact or make a deal with the devil.... Set against the backdrop of Restoration London, the plague and the Great Fire, this is a tale of cruelty, revenge, redemption, love and hope, and the sweet, sinister temptation of chocolate.

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The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury

Pdf Fiction The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury

Pdf:The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury.From international bestselling author Marc Levy comes a witty and beguiling novel of one woman's unexpected journey to follow her destiny.Alice Pendelbury believes everything in her life is pretty much in order - from her good friends to her burgeoning career. But even Alice has to admit it's been an odd week. Not only has her belligerent neighbor, Mr. Daldry, suddenly become a surprisingly agreeable confidant, but he's encouraging her to take seriously the fortune-teller who told her that only by traveling to Turkey can Alice meet the most important person in her life.What's more, the peculiarly insistent Mr. Daldry has even agreed to finance Alice's trip - one that against all reason seems to be predestined. It's on this journey, crazy from the outset and strangely irresistible, that Alice will find out that nothing in her life is real, that her past is not true, and that the six people she's about to encounter will shape her future in ways she could never have dreamed.Revised edition: Previously published as L'étrange voyage de Monsieur Daldry, this edition of The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury includes editorial revisions.

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The Wartime Sisters: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Wartime Sisters: A Novel

Pdf:The Wartime Sisters: A Novel.This program includes a bonus conversation with the authors, Alyson Richman and Lauren Willig. The next powerful audiobook from the author of The Two-Family House, about two sisters working in a WWII armory, each with a deep secret.  Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII. While one sister lives in relative ease on the bucolic armory campus as an officer's wife, the other arrives as a war widow and takes a position in the armory factories as a "soldier of production". Resentment festers between the two, and secrets are shattered when a mysterious figure from the past reemerges in their lives.  Praise for The Wartime Sisters:"One of my favorite books of the year." (Fiona Davis, national best-selling author of The Dollhouse and The Masterpiece)"Loigman's strong voice and artful prose earn her a place in the company of Alice Hoffman and Anita Diamant, whose readers should flock to this wondrous new book." (Pam Jenoff, New York Times best-selling author of The Orphan's Tale)"The Wartime Sisters shows the strength of women on the home front: to endure, to fight, and to help each other survive." (Jenna Blum, New York Times and international best-selling author of The Lost Family and Those Who Save Us)

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The Moon Sister: The Seven Sisters, Book 5

Pdf Fiction The Moon Sister: The Seven Sisters, Book 5

Pdf:The Moon Sister: The Seven Sisters, Book 5.After the death of her father - Pa Salt, an elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from around the globe - Tiggy D'Aplièse, trusting her instincts, moves to the remote wilds of Scotland. There she takes a job doing what she loves: caring for animals on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate, employed by the enigmatic and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird. Her decision alters her future irrevocably when Chilly, an ancient gypsy who has lived for years on the estate, tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense, passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home to Granada in Spain. In the shadow of the magnificent Alhambra, Tiggy discovers her connection to the fabled gypsy community of Sacromonte, who were forced to flee their homes during the civil war, and to 'La Candela', the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation. From the Scottish Highlands and Spain to South America and New York, Tiggy follows the trail back to her own exotic but complex past. And under the watchful eye of a gifted gypsy bruja, she begins to embrace her own talent for healing. But when fate takes a hand, Tiggy must decide whether to stay with her newfound family or return to Kinnaird and Charlie.... 

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The Age of Light: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Age of Light: A Novel

Pdf:The Age of Light: A Novel."Sweeping from the glamor of 1930s Paris through the battlefields of World War II and into the war's long shadow, The Age of Light is a startlingly modern love story and a mesmerizing portrait of a woman's self-transformation from muse into artist." (Celeste Ng, New York Times best-selling author of Little Fires Everywhere)She went to Paris to start over, to make art instead of being made into it. A captivating debut novel by Whitney Scharer, The Age of Light tells the story of Vogue-model-turned-renowned-photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse. "I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray.Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. But Man Ray turns out to be an egotistical, charismatic force, and as they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee's life forever.Lee's journey takes us from the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during WWII, from discovering radical new photography techniques to documenting the liberation of the concentration camps as one of the first female war correspondents. Through it all, Lee must grapple with the question of whether it's possible to reconcile romantic desire with artistic ambition - and what she will have to sacrifice to do so.Told in interweaving timelines, this sensuous, richly detailed novel brings Lee Miller - a brilliant and pioneering artist - out of the shadows of a man's legacy and into the light.

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The Light over London

Pdf Fiction The Light over London

Pdf:The Light over London.Reminiscent of Martha Hall Kelly's Lilac Girls and Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale, this sweeping, entrancing story is a must-listen for fans of remarkable women rising to challenges they could never have predicted. It's always been easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the past than confront the present, which is why working with a gruff but brilliant antiques dealer is perfect. While clearing out an estate, she pries open an old tin that holds the relics of a lost relationship: among the treasures, a World War II-era diary and a photograph of a young woman in uniform. Eager to find the author of the hauntingly beautiful, unfinished diary, Cara digs into this soldier's life, but soon realizes she may not have been ready for the stark reality of wartime London she finds within the pages.  In 1941, 19-year-old Louise Keene's life had been decided for her - she'll wait at home in her Cornish village until her wealthy suitor returns from war to ask for her hand. But when Louise unexpectedly meets Flight Lieutenant Paul Bolton, a dashing RAF pilot stationed at a local base, everything changes. And changes again when Paul's unit is deployed without warning.  Desperate for a larger life, Louise joins the women's branch of the British Army in the anti-aircraft gun unit as a Gunner Girl. As bombs fall on London, she and the other Gunner Girls relish in their duties to be exact in their calculations, and quick in their identification of enemy planes during air raids. The only thing that gets Louise through those dark, bullet-filled nights is knowing she and Paul will be together when the war is over. But when a bundle of her letters to him are returned unanswered, she learns that wartime romance can have a much darker side.  Illuminating the story of these two women separated by generations and experience, Julia Kelly transports us to World War II London in this heartbreakingly beautiful novel through forgotten antique treasures, remembered triumphs, and fierce family ties. 

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The Road Beyond Ruin

Pdf Fiction The Road Beyond Ruin

Pdf:The Road Beyond Ruin.For some people in post-World War II Germany, the battle is not over.August 1945. As Stefano, an Italian POW, heads toward home across war-ravaged Germany, he encounters a young child beside his dead mother. Unable to leave him to an unknown fate, Stefano takes the boy with him, finding refuge in a seemingly abandoned house in a secluded woodland.But the house is far from vacant. Stefano wakes at the arrival of its owner, Erich, a former German soldier, who invites the travelers to stay until they can find safe passage home. Stefano cautiously agrees, intrigued by the disarming German, his reclusive neighbor Rosalind, and her traumatized husband, Georg. Stefano is also drawn to Monique, the girl in a photograph on Rosalind's wall, who went missing during the war.But when he discovers letters written by Monique, a darker truth emerges. This place of refuge could be one of reckoning, and the secrets of the past might prevent the travelers from ever getting home.

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Murder in Park Lane: The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 5

Pdf Fiction Murder in Park Lane: The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 5

Pdf:Murder in Park Lane: The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 5.London, 1812. At a fashionable address in leafy Mayfair, a far cry from Detective Stephen Lavender's usual haunts, a man is found dead in his room. He has been brutally stabbed, but the door is locked from the inside, and the weapon is missing.The deceased is David MacAdam, an Essex businessman with expensive tastes. As Lavender and Constable Ned Woods travel between London and Chelmsford seeking to understand MacAdam's final hours and unearth the grisly truth, they uncover a tangled web of deceit behind his stylish facade. The unusual circumstances of MacAdam's death are nothing compared to the shady nature of his life, and it seems the house on Park Lane is at the heart of a dark conspiracy.But when a second body turns up, everything they think they've learned is thrown into doubt. Can Lavender and Woods find out who's behind these shocking murders before more lives are ruined?

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Bowlaway: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Bowlaway: A Novel

Pdf:Bowlaway: A Novel.A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley.From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the 20th century - nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and 15 pounds of gold on her person - Bertha Truitt is an enigma to everyone in Salford, Massachusetts. She has no past to speak of, or at least none she is willing to reveal, and her mysterious origin scandalizes and intrigues the townspeople, as does her choice to marry and start a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. But Bertha is plucky, tenacious, and entrepreneurial, and the bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford's most defining landmark - with Bertha its most notable resident.When Bertha dies in a freak accident, her past resurfaces in the form of a heretofore-unheard-of son, who arrives in Salford claiming he is heir apparent to Truitt Alleys. Soon, it becomes clear that, even in her death, Bertha's defining spirit and the implications of her obfuscations live on, infecting and affecting future generations through inheritance battles, murky paternities, and hidden wills.In a voice laced with insight and her signature sharp humor, Elizabeth McCracken has written an epic family saga set against the backdrop of 20th-century America. Bowlaway is both a stunning feat of language and a brilliant unraveling of a family's myths and secrets, its passions and betrayals, and the ties that bind and the rifts that divide.

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That Churchill Woman: A Novel

Pdf Fiction That Churchill Woman: A Novel

Pdf:That Churchill Woman: A Novel.The Paris Wife meets PBS's Victoria in this enthralling novel of the life and loves of one of history's most remarkable women: Winston Churchill's scandalous American mother, Jennie Jerome. Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm when she landed on its shores. As Lady Randolph Churchill, she gave birth to a man who defined the 20th century: her son Winston. But Jennie - reared in the luxury of Gilded Age Newport and the Paris of the Second Empire - lived an outrageously modern life all her own, filled with controversy, passion, tragedy, and triumph.When the 19-year-old beauty agrees to marry the son of a duke she has known only three days, she's instantly swept up in a whirlwind of British politics and the breathless social climbing of the Marlborough House Set, the reckless men who surround Bertie, prince of Wales. Raised to think for herself and careless of English society rules, the new Lady Randolph Churchill quickly becomes a London sensation: adored by some, despised by others.Artistically gifted and politically shrewd, she shapes her husband's rise in Parliament and her young son's difficult passage through boyhood. But as the family's influence soars, scandals explode and tragedy befalls the Churchills. Jennie is inescapably drawn to the brilliant and seductive Count Charles Kinsky - diplomat, skilled horse racer, deeply passionate lover. Their affair only intensifies as Randolph Churchill's sanity frays, and Jennie - a woman whose every move on the public stage is judged - must walk a tightrope between duty and desire. Forced to decide where her heart truly belongs, Jennie risks everything - even her son - and disrupts lives, including her own, on both sides of the Atlantic.Breathing new life into Jennie's legacy and the glittering world over which she reigned, That Churchill Woman paints a portrait of the difficult - and sometimes impossible - balance among love, freedom, and obligation, while capturing the spirit of an unforgettable woman, one who altered the course of history.Praise for That Churchill Woman:"The perfect confection of a novel.... We're introduced to Jennie in all of her passion and keen intelligence and beauty. While she is surrounded by a cast of late-Victorian celebrities, including Bertie, Prince of Wales, it's always Jennie who shines and takes the center stage she was born to." (Melanie Benjamin, New York Times best-selling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue)

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Landfall: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Landfall: A Novel

Pdf:Landfall: A Novel.Set during the tumultuous middle of the George W. Bush years - amid the twin catastrophes of the Iraq insurgency and Hurricane Katrina - Landfall brings Thomas Mallon's cavalcade of contemporary American politics, which began with Watergate and continue with Finale, to a vivid and emotional climax.The president at the novel's center possesses a personality whose high-speed alternations between charm and petulance, resoluteness and self-pity, continually energize and mystify the panoply of characters around him. They include his acerbic, crafty mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush; his desperately correct and eager-to-please secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice; the gnomic and manipulative Donald Rumsfeld; foreign leaders from Tony Blair to Vladimir Putin; and the caustic one-woman chorus of Ann Richards, Bush's predecessor as governor of Texas. A gallery of political and media figures, from the widowed Nancy Reagan to the philandering John Edwards to the brilliantly contrarian Christopher Hitchens, bring the novel and the era to life.The story is deepened and driven by a love affair between two West Texans, Ross Weatherall and Allison O'Connor, whose destinies have been affixed to Bush's since they were teenagers in the 1970s. The true believer and the skeptic who end up exchanging ideological places in a romantic and political drama that unfolds in locations from New Orleans to Baghdad and during the parties, press conferences, and state funerals of Washington, D.C.

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Powder Burn: Will Tanner Series, Book 3

Pdf Fiction Powder Burn: Will Tanner Series, Book 3

Pdf:Powder Burn: Will Tanner Series, Book 3.From America's greatest storytellers comes a bold new chapter in the Will Tanner saga, an epic quest for justice at the crossroads of history - in a crossfire of bullets...US Deputy Marshal Will Tanner earned his badge the old-fashioned way. He shot the bad guys, saved the good guys, and won the fear and respect of everyone in between. That's how legends are born. But when he visits a friend at his ranch and ends up confronting a trigger-happy horse thief, Will earns the wrath of the deadliest, lowlife killers west of the Mississippi. This is how legends die.... Turns out Will Tanner is nothing but a moving target on a blood-soaked trail of revenge. From a barroom shootout in Texas, to a Chickasaw showdown in Oklahoma, to a dangerous encounter with a hellion named Hannah, Deputy Marshal Tanner has his hands full, his finger on the trigger - and his life on the line....

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Frontier of Violence: Rattlesnake Wells, Wyoming Series, Book 2

Pdf Fiction Frontier of Violence: Rattlesnake Wells, Wyoming Series, Book 2

Pdf:Frontier of Violence: Rattlesnake Wells, Wyoming Series, Book 2.Welcome to the most dangerous town in the West. For Marshal Bob Hatfield, that means rough justice and 100 ways to die...In the shadow of the Prophecy Mountains, the ramshackle boomtown of Rattlesnake Wells draws schemers, predators, and desperate pilgrims. As for the law, that's the town marshal, a former Texas outlaw trying to make a new life for himself. But Sundown Bob Hatfield knows a man who's slick on the draw can't escape trouble for long. In Rattlesnake Wells, you fight fire with fire - and a new one has just exploded.   An enterprising saloon owner stages a shooting contest with a matched pair of gold-plated revolvers as first prize. But some contestants don't play by the rules, and these aren't just any old gold-plated guns. Now the guns are gone, innocent hostages have been taken for a violent ride, and a chase is on into the vast Wyoming wilderness - where a terrifying dark secret will be exposed, much blood will be spilled, and a fast-gun marshal will bring the real outlaws to their knees...

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The Red Address Book

Pdf Fiction The Red Address Book

Pdf:The Red Address Book.The global fiction sensation - published in 32 countries around the world - that follows 96-year-old Doris, who writes down the memories of her eventful life as she pages through her decades-old address book. But the most profound moment of her life is still to come....Meet Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment. She has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with Jenny - her American grandniece, and her only relative - give her great joy and remind her of her own youth. When Doris was a girl, she was given an address book by her father, and ever since she has carefully documented everyone she met and loved throughout the years. Looking through the little book now, Doris sees the many crossed-out names of people long gone and is struck by the urge to put pen to paper. In writing down the stories of her colorful past - working as a maid in Sweden, modelling in Paris during the '30s, fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World War - can she help Jenny, haunted by a difficult childhood, unlock the secrets of their family and finally look to the future? And whatever became of Allan, the love of Doris' life? A charming novel that prompts reflection on the stories we all should carry to the next generation, and the surprises in life that can await even the oldest among us, The Red Address Book introduces Sofia Lundberg as a wise - and irresistible - storyteller.

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The Parisians

Pdf Fiction The Parisians

Pdf:The Parisians.Paris, 1940. The Nazis have occupied the city - and the Ritz. The opulent old hotel, so loved by Parisians, is now full of swaggering officers, their minions and their mistresses.For American Olivia Olsen, working as a chambermaid at the hotel means denying her nationality and living a lie, every day bringing the danger of discovery closer. When Hitler's right-hand man moves in and makes her his pet, she sees an opportunity to help the Resistance - and draw closer to Jack, her contact, whose brusque instructions may be a shield for something more...Within the hotel, famed designer Coco Chanel quickly learns that the new regime could work to her benefit, while Arletty, one of France's best-loved actresses, shocks those around her - and herself - with a forbidden love.But as the war reaches its terrible end, all three women learn the true price of their proximity to the enemy. For in the shadow of war, is anyone truly safe?

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Dances with Wolves

Pdf Fiction Dances with Wolves

Pdf:Dances with Wolves.Ordered to hold an abandoned army post, John Dunbar found himself alone, beyond the edge of civilization. Thievery and survival soon forced him into the Indian camp, where he began a dangerous adventure that changed his life forever. Set in 1863, the novel follows Lieutenant John Dunbar on a magical journey from the ravages of the Civil War to the far reaches of the imperiled American frontier, a frontier he naively wants to see "before it is gone".

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American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt

Pdf Fiction American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt

Pdf:American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt.Before there was Meghan Markle, there was Consuelo Vanderbilt, the original American duchess.Karen Harper tells the tale of Consuelo Vanderbilt, her "Wedding of the Century" to the duke of Marlborough, and her quest to find meaning behind "the glitter and the gold".On a cold November day in 1895, a carriage approaches St. Thomas Episcopal Church on New York City's Fifth Avenue. Massive crowds surge forward, awaiting their glimpse of heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. Just 18, the beautiful bride has not only arrived late, but in tears, yet her marriage to the aloof duke of Marlborough proceeds. Bullied into the wedding by her indomitable mother, Alva, Consuelo loves another. But a deal was made, trading some of the vast Vanderbilt wealth for a title and prestige, and Consuelo, bred to obey, realizes she must make the best of things. At Blenheim Palace, Consuelo is confronted with an overwhelming list of duties, including producing an "heir and a spare", but her relationship with the duke quickly disintegrates. Consuelo finds an inner strength, charming everyone from debutantes to diplomats including Winston Churchill, as she fights for women's suffrage. When she takes a scandalous leap, can she hope to attain love at last?From the dawning of the opulent Gilded Age, to the battles of the Second World War, American Duchess is a riveting tale of one woman's quest to attain independence - at any price. 

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The Governess: Wicked Wallflowers, Book 3

Pdf Fiction The Governess: Wicked Wallflowers, Book 3

Pdf:The Governess: Wicked Wallflowers, Book 3.Rivalry, romance, and scandal run hot in this Wicked Wallflowers novel from USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell.Regina (Reggie) Spark has loved Broderick Killoran, the resourceful and protective proprietor of the Devil's Den, ever since he saved her from the streets and made her his right hand at the notorious gaming hell. For just as long, Reggie has never admitted her true feelings for him. Nor has she revealed her spirited ambitions - to buck convention and expectations and open a music hall.While Broderick built his gaming empire with ruthless cunning, his loyalty to his employees is boundless. So when he learns of Reggie's plan to leave his side and take charge of her own future, the betrayal cuts Broderick to the core. He responds as he would to any business rival...with swift retribution.Instead of wilting, the savvy Reggie rebounds with a fury that shocks Broderick and stirs a desire he's been holding in reserve for only ladies of nobility. But as their seductive battle of wills ignites under the harsh spotlight of the London Season, secrets are exposed as well - ones that could be ruinous in decent society but invaluable for the heart.

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Will Tanner: U.S. Deputy Marshal: Will Tanner Series, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Will Tanner: U.S. Deputy Marshal: Will Tanner Series, Book 1

Pdf:Will Tanner: U.S. Deputy Marshal: Will Tanner Series, Book 1.From America's greatest storytellers comes the first in an explosive series featuring a new hero of the Old West in an epic fight for justice that begins as so many legends do: in a hailstorm of bullets...After spending most of his young life driving cattle from Texas to Nevada, Will Tanner is ready to wash the trail dust from his throat. Maybe it was fate that brought him to the Morning Glory Saloon on the border of Indian Territory - or just plain bad luck - because right after his sits down three rough-looking characters walk into the bar with vengeance in their eyes, guns at their sides...and fingers on their triggers. The trio's target is the famous US Deputy Marshal Dove who arrested one of their kin - and who's sitting in the bar near Will Tanner. Seeing that Dove is facing losing odds, Will Tanner makes a decision that changes his life forever. He draws, takes aim, and saves the deputy's life. Tanner has himself a new job, a badge, and enough grit to make him a legend on the American frontier.

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A Stranger in Town: Will Tanner Series, Book 2

Pdf Fiction A Stranger in Town: Will Tanner Series, Book 2

Pdf:A Stranger in Town: Will Tanner Series, Book 2.America's greatest Western storytellers begin the explosive new legend of Will Tanner, a US deputy marshal who will risk everything to save a friend, and bring two desperados to justice....The train grinds to a halt somewhere in the Indian Nations, and the bandits get onboard. They take everything on the train worth stealing and gun down a guard to make their escape - just another notch on the belt for Ben Trout and Zack Larsen, two of the most savage killers in the west. US Deputy Marshal Ed Pine follows them to Muskogee. There the trail runs cold, and Ed Pine diappears. To save his friend, Deputy Will Tanner rides for Muskogee, where justice extends only as far as the range of a Colt .45.Tanner earned his badge in a blistering gunfight, when he got the drop on a trio of killers and saved the life of another fellow marshal. Now, he'll have to be just as quick - and just as deadly. To bring in Trout and Larsen, Tanner must set his badge aside and resort to the law of the gun.

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The Spitfire Girls

Pdf Fiction The Spitfire Girls

Pdf:The Spitfire Girls.Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war. Three brave women who know their place is not at home.At the height of World War II, the British Air Transport Auxiliary need help. A group of young women volunteer for action, but the perils of their new job don't end on the tarmac. Things are tough in the air, but on the ground their abilities as pilots are constantly questioned.There is friction from the start between the new recruits. Spirited American Lizzie turns heads with her audacity, but few can deny her flying skills. She couldn't be more different from shy, petite Ruby, who is far from diminutive in the sky. It falls to pragmatic pilot May to bring the women together and create a formidable team capable of bringing the aircraft home.As these very different women fight to prove themselves up to the task at hand, they are faced with challenges and tragedies at every turn. They must fight for equal pay and respect while handling aircraft that are dangerously ill-equipped; meanwhile, lives continue to be lost in the tumult of war.Determined to assist the war effort doing what they love, can May, Lizzie and Ruby put aside their differences to overcome adversity, and will they find love in the skies?

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Mask of Duplicity: The Jacobite Chronicles, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Mask of Duplicity: The Jacobite Chronicles, Book 1

Pdf:Mask of Duplicity: The Jacobite Chronicles, Book 1.Following the death of their father, Beth's brother, Richard, returns from the army to claim his share of the family estate. However, Beth's hopes of a quiet life are dashed when Richard, dissatisfied with his meager inheritance and desperate for promotion, decides to force her into a marriage for his military gain. He will stop at nothing to get his way. Beth is coerced into a reconciliation with her noble cousins in order to marry well and escape her brutal brother. She is then thrown into the glittering social whirl of Georgian high society and struggles to conform. The effeminate but witty socialite Sir Anthony Peters offers to ease her passage into society, and she is soon besieged by suitors eager to get their hands on her considerable dowry. Beth, however, wants love and passion for herself and to break free from the artificial life she is growing to hate. She finds herself plunged into a world where nothing is as it seems and everyone hides behind a mask. Can she trust the people professing to care for her?

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Falcon of Sparta

Pdf Fiction Falcon of Sparta

Pdf:Falcon of Sparta.Conn Iggulden, the best-selling author of the Emperor, Conqueror, and the Wars of the Roses series returns to the ancient world with a ferociously bloody epic....  In the ancient world, one army was feared above all others.  It's 401 BC. The Persian King Artaxerxes rules an empire stretching from the Aegean to Northern India. As many as 50 million people are his subjects. His rule is absolute. Though the sons of Sparta are eager to play the game of thrones.... Yet battles can be won - or lost - with a single blow. Princes fall. And when the dust of civil war settles, the Spartans are left stranded in the heart of an enemy's empire, without support, without food, and without water.  Far from home, surrounded by foes, it falls to the young soldier Xenophon to lead the survivors against Artaxerxes' legendary Persian warriors.  Based on one of history's most epic stories of adventure, The Falcon of Sparta masterfully depicts the ferocity, heroism, and savage bloodshed that was the ancient world.  

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At the Wolf's Table: A Novel

Pdf Fiction At the Wolf's Table: A Novel

Pdf:At the Wolf's Table: A Novel.A provocative and moving historical audiobook based on the true story of a young woman who moved to a village near the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's secret headquarters, and became one of his food tasters. Germany, 1943. Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Sauer's parents are gone, and her husband, Gregor, is far away, fighting on the front lines of WWII. Alone, she has little choice but to leave war-torn Berlin behind and live with her in-laws in a village near the Wolfschanze, the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's hidden headquarters. Convinced the enemy wants to poison him, Hitler conscripts 10 women, including Rosa, to be his food tasters. Even though food is a luxury, eating the decadent feasts Hitler will soon be served is an act of torture - after each meal, the women must wait an hour to see if they will die. Every minute seems like an eternity. None of the women are allowed to meet Hitler, none can enter the Wolfschanze, but the führer is a constant presence. He is in every conversation, in Rosa's thoughts, and forever on the radio. He looms large above them all, like some kind of deity. As the war outside goes from bad to worse, so do the lives of the 10 women trapped in the tasting room, forced to eat what may kill them. Rosa's friends are keeping explosive secrets, the vindictive SS officer put in charge of the tasters takes a special liking to her, and Rosa must figure out how she can stay alive as it becomes clear she and her friends, her Hitler, everyone she knows, are on the wrong side of history.

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Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love

Pdf Fiction Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love

Pdf:Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love.A novel about heiress Mary Philipse's relationship with George Washington, based on historical accounts, letters, and personal journals by nine-time New York Emmy award-winning journalist Mary Calvi. "Love is said to be an involuntary passion, and it is, therefore, contended that it cannot be resisted." (George Washington) Did unrequited love spark a flame that ignited a cause that became the American Revolution? Never before has this story about George Washington been told. Crafted from hundreds of letters, witness accounts, and journal entries, Dear George, Dear Mary explores George's relationship with his first love, New York heiress Mary Philipse, the richest belle in Colonial America. From elegant 18th-century society to bloody battlefields, the novel creates breathtaking scenes and riveting characters. Dramatic portraits of the two main characters unveil a Washington on the precipice of greatness, using the very words he spoke and wrote, and his ravishing love, whose outward beauty and refinement disguise a complex inner struggle. Dear George, Dear Mary reveals why George Washington had such bitter resentment toward the Brits, established nearly two decades before the American Revolution, and it unveils details of a deception long hidden from the world that led Mary Philipse to be named a traitor, condemned to death, and left with nothing. While that may sound like the end, ultimately, both Mary and George achieve what they always wanted. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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Day of Reckoning: A Duff MacCallister Western, Book 7

Pdf Fiction Day of Reckoning: A Duff MacCallister Western, Book 7

Pdf:Day of Reckoning: A Duff MacCallister Western, Book 7.The legendary MacCallister clan brought 500 years of Highlander tradition, honor, and fighting courage to the American frontier. In an astounding new novel from the nationally best-selling Johnstones, Duff MacCallister rides into the Colorado mountains with a young girl at his side - and a gang of stone-cold killers eagerly waiting for them....When Duff MacCallister sees smoke rising from his neighbor's ranch, he knows something is very wrong. But he isn't prepared for what he finds: smoldering buildings, a rancher and his wife brutally slaughtered, and a 14-year-old survivor who could not save her parents. Now, Duff is going after the killers - and his only companion is the headstrong girl who refuses to be left behind.   Duff and his new companion head into the towering Gore Range. Up ahead are two convicted murderers who were about to be hung in Cheyenne and the killers who broke them loose. Duff doesn't have a plan - or a prayer. But the girl will be more help than he can know, and when the day of reckoning comes, bullets and blood will prove who is the bravest and fiercest fighter of all....

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Governess Gone Rogue: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Governess Gone Rogue: A Novel

Pdf:Governess Gone Rogue: A Novel.Dear Lady Truelove...My twin brother and I need a new mother, though Papa insists he'll never marry again. Must be nice, brainy, and fond of cats....Lady Truelove may be London's most famous advice columnist, but James St. Clair, the earl of Kenyon, knows his wild young sons need a tutor, not a new mother. They need a man tough enough to make his hellions tow the line, and James is determined to find one.Miss Amanda Leighton, former schoolteacher and governess, knows she has all the qualifications to be a tutor. And while female tutors are unheard of, Amanda isn't about to lose the chance at her dream job because of pesky details like that. If Lord Kenyon insists on hiring a man, then she has only one option....Jamie isn't sure what to make of his new employee until he realizes the shocking truth - beneath the ill-fitting suits, his boys' tutor is a woman. An unconventional, outspoken, thoroughly intriguing woman. Despite Amanda's deception, he can't dismiss her when his boys are learning so much. Yet Jamie, too, is learning surprising lessons - about desire, seduction, and passionate second chances....

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The Man from the Broken Hills: Talon and Chantry

Pdf Fiction The Man from the Broken Hills: Talon and Chantry

Pdf:The Man from the Broken Hills: Talon and Chantry.For years, Milo Talon had been riding the outlaw trail, looking for a man who had betrayed his family. Only Hank Rossiter wasn't the man he had been. Old now and blind, Rossiter was trying desperately to hold on to a small ranch to support his daughter, Barbara. Suddenly Talon found himself in the middle of a range war, siding with the man he'd marked for payback. But had Rossiter really changed? And could his daughter be trusted by either of them?For Milo, getting to the truth meant a long hard fight to separate his enemies from his friends - and forgiveness from revenge.

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When Christ and His Saints Slept: Plantagenets, Book 1

Pdf Fiction When Christ and His Saints Slept: Plantagenets, Book 1

Pdf:When Christ and His Saints Slept: Plantagenets, Book 1.In When Christ and His Saints Slept, the first of a trilogy that will tell the story of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, master storyteller and historian Sharon Kay Penman illuminates one of the less known but fascinating periods of English history. It begins with the death of King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror and father of Maude, his only living legitimate offspring.  Contains mature themes.

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Duchess by Deception: Gilded, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Duchess by Deception: Gilded, Book 1

Pdf:Duchess by Deception: Gilded, Book 1.In New York Times best-selling author Marie Force's dazzling historical romance debut, the clock is ticking for a wealthy duke who must marry by his 30th birthday - or lose his title....Derek Eagan, the dashing Duke of Westwood, is well aware of his looming deadline. But weary of tiresome debutantes, he seeks a respite at his country home in Essex - and encounters a man digging on his property. Except he's not a man. He's a very lovely woman. Who suddenly faints at his feet. Catherine McCabe's disdain for the aristocracy has already led her to flee an arranged marriage with a boorish viscount. The last thing she wants is to be waylaid in a duke's home. Yet, she is compelled to stay by the handsome, thoughtful man who introduces himself as the Duke's estate manager. Derek realizes two things immediately: he is captivated by her delicate beauty, and to figure out what she was up to, Catherine must not know he is the Duke. But as they fall passionately in love, Derek's lie spins out of control. Will their bond survive his deception, not to mention the scorned viscount's pursuit? Most important, can Catherine fall in love all over again - this time with the Duke?

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Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin

Pdf Fiction Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin

Pdf:Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin.At the end of World War II, American army officer Captain Sean O'Sullivan is commissioned with rebuilding Berlin. Reeling from the death of his brothers at German hands and faced with the direct horrors of the Holocaust, O'Sullivan struggles against his animosity towards the nation he is helping restore. Meanwhile, Soviet forces blockade Germany in a bid for power, and the Western Allies must unite to prevent a communist takeover. When the airlift begins, the Allies find their deepest convictions tested as they fight against a threat even more dangerous than Hitler.Meticulously researched, this New York Times bestselling novel gives a historically accurate account of the early days of the Cold War and the fight for German redemption."Magnificent. The great drama of the Berlin airlift..." -The Columbus Dispatch"A vast panorama of people and places...dramatic moment after dramatic moment in a throbbing tempo." -New York Herald Tribune

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Kill 6 Billion Demons Book 3

Pdf Fiction Kill 6 Billion Demons Book 3

Pdf:Kill 6 Billion Demons Book 3.In this collection of the third chapter of the popular webcomic KILL SIX BILLION DEMONS, sorority sister and possible inheritor to the universe Allison Ruth must battle to the depths of an infinite treasure fortress in search of a long-lost friend, confronting not only the dark, criminal past of her closest companion, but also the depths of her own inner lust for power.

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B.P.R.D.: Vampire (Second Edition)

Pdf Fiction B.P.R.D.: Vampire (Second Edition)

Pdf:B.P.R.D.: Vampire (Second Edition).About the Author Mike Mignola's fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age; reading Dracula at age twelve introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore, from which he has never recovered. Starting in 1982 as a bad inker for Marvel Comics, he swiftly evolved into a not-so-bad artist. By the late 1980s, he had begun to develop his own unique graphic style, with mainstream projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. In 1994, he published the first Hellboy series through Dark Horse. There are thirteen Hellboy graphic novels (with more on the way), several spinoff titles (B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien, and Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder), prose books, animated films, and two live-action films starring Ron Perlman. Along the way he worked on Francis Ford Coppola's film Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), was a production designer for Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and was the visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). Mike's books have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. Mike lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat. Read more

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The House of Broken Angels

Pdf Fiction The House of Broken Angels

Pdf:The House of Broken Angels.Review 'Epic . . . Rambunctious . . . Highly entertaining . . . Sorrowful and funny . . . Cheerfully profane . . . The quips and jokes come fast through a poignant novel that is very much about time itself . . . A powerful rendering of a Mexican-American family that is also an American family.'―Viet Thanh Nguyen, New York Times Book Review (cover review)'A raucous, moving, and necessary book...Intimate and touching...The stuff of legend...There's deep heart and tenderness in this novel.The House of Broken Angels is, at its most political, a border story...Chillingly accurate, they're heartbreaking, and infuriating.'―Alexis Burling, San Francisco Chronicle'An immensely charming and moving tale...Urrea deftly inhabits many points of view, dreaming up an internal voice for each...It is a testament to his swift and lucid characterizations that one does not want to leave this party...A novel like The House of Broken Angels is a radical act. It is a big, epic story about how hard it is to love with all of your heart, and all of your family--regardless of which side of the border they live on.'―John Freeman, Boston Globe'The House of Broken Angels is a big, sprawling, messy, sexy, raucous house party of a book, a pan-generational family saga with an enormous, bounding heart, a poetic delivery, and plenty of swagger...More than once while reading the novel, I thought of James Joyce's 'The Dead,' another kaleidoscopic fable of family life that skillfully mixes perspectives...The House of Broken Angels is a book about celebration that is, itself, a celebration.'―Michael Lindgren, Washington Post'Urrea's gifts as a storyteller are prodigious...The book's spirit is irrepressibly high. Even in its saddest moments, The House of Broken Angels hums with joy...The novel overflows with the pleasure of family...And all that vulnerability, combined with humor and celebration and Urrea's vivid prose, will crack you open.'―Lily Meyer, NPR'The House of Broken Angels is a big, messy, warmhearted epic, over-flowing with color and character...With bird's eye agility, Urrea moves between borders and generations...His narrative is imbued with the timeless texture of every immigrant's hope's and dreams...Generous to the last breath.'―Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly'A whirling fiesta of a book...Filled with intelligence and wickedly funny cultural commentary, the story builds to an electrifying finale.'―Marion Winik, People'Humane and often laugh-out-loud hilarious.'―O, The Oprah Magazine'A sprawling yet intimate tale...rich in detail and images...It's the sort of book you might read, as I did, in one long, breathless push.'―Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times'Generous and big-hearted...The House of Broken Angels soars on wings of memory and imagination into the 'imperfect and glorious, messy and hilarious' tragedy and comedy of family history.'―Diana Postlethwaite, Minneapolis Star-Tribune Read more About the Author A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of nonficiton The Devil's Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea is also the bestselling author of the novels The Hummingbird's Daughter, Into the Beautiful North, and Queen of America, as well as the story collection The Water Museum, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. He has won the Lannan Literary Award, an Edgar Award, and a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, among many other honors. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, he lives outside of Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Read more

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The Dragonfly Sea: A novel

Pdf Fiction The Dragonfly Sea: A novel

Pdf:The Dragonfly Sea: A novel.Review 'Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor continues to break new ground among contemporary African writers. . . It is Owuor’s great gift to keep Ayaana's various story lines afloat, beautifully capturing 'the poetry of sea lives' and 'the ceaseless ebb and flow of her people to other worlds.''—Vanity Fair“A magisterial novel . . . Sweeping . . . Gorgeous . . . Heart-rendingly lyrical . . . Owuor has ultimately written a novel that is about everything the war on terror cannot register: the vastness, complexity, and richness of East Africa’s cultural world. She represents it as a stunning mélange of Islamic and African cultural traditions that are woven together via the motif of the sea . . . The novel features an enormous cast of vividly drawn characters . . . Munira, Ayaana, Muhidin, and Ziriyab are unforgettable figures. Owuor’s language is so lush, and her vision so vibrant, that [it] feels like sinking down into the intricacy of East Africa.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)   “Owuor brings to life a beautiful story of loss and compassion . . . Elucidating her characters’ emotions and struggles, Owuor takes readers to the core of each one and shows that even in the face of heartache and betrayal, there is always a path to redemption.”—Melissa Norstedt, Booklist“In this sprawling, beautiful novel from Owuor, a real-life occurrence of a Kenyan woman traveling to China after learning of her Chinese heritage forms the backdrop for a moving story of loss and discovery . . . Brilliantly capturing Ayaana’s sense of loss of her home and her family, as well as her hope for the future, Owuor’s mesmerizing prose lays bare the swirling global currents that Ayaana is trapped within. With a rollicking narrative and exceptional writing, this epic establishes Owuor as a considerable talent.”—Publishers Weekly (starred) Read more About the Author YVONNE ADHIAMBO OWUOR was born in Kenya. She is the author of the novel Dust, which was shortlisted for the Folio Prize. Winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, she has also received an Iowa Writers' Fellowship. Her work has appeared in McSweeney's and other publications, and she has been a TEDx Nairobi speaker and a Lannan Foundation resident. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more

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The Night Fire (A Ballard and Bosch Novel)

Pdf Fiction The Night Fire (A Ballard and Bosch Novel)

Pdf:The Night Fire (A Ballard and Bosch Novel).About the Author Michael Connelly is the author of thirty-two previous novels, including #1 New York Times bestsellers Dark Sacred Night and Two Kinds of Truth. His books, which include the Harry Bosch series and the Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida. Read more

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The Lost Man

Pdf Fiction The Lost Man

Pdf:The Lost Man.Review 'Australian narrator Stephen Shanahan returns for another knockout performance.' -AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner Read more About the Author Jane Harper worked as a print journalist for 13 years before writing The Dry, a #1 international bestseller, and Force of Nature, also an international bestseller. The Lost Man is her third novel. Originally from the UK, Jane lives in Melbourne. Read more

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Before She Knew Him: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Before She Knew Him: A Novel

Pdf:Before She Knew Him: A Novel.Review A twisty, fast-paced tale that depicts picket-fence suburbia's seamy, murderous underside...A dark, quick-moving, suspenseful story.-- 'Kirkus Reviews'Exceptional...Surprising twists help keep the suspense high to the end.-- 'Publishers Weekly (starred review)'Swanson has crafted another bar-raising psychological thriller with this tense, unexpected spin on serial killers and those obsessed with them.-- 'Booklist' Read more About the Author Peter Swanson is a novelist whose books have won the New England Society Book Award and made the finals for the Los Angeles Book Award and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award. Read more

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Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel

Pdf:Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel.Review “I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Taylor Jenkins Reid transported me into the magic of the ’70s music scene in a way I’ll never forget. The characters are beautifully layered and complex. Daisy and the band captured my heart, and they’re sure to capture yours, too.”—Reese Witherspoon“Daisy Jones & The Six is just plain fun from cover to cover. . . . Her characters feel so vividly real, you’ll wish you could stream their albums, YouTube their concerts, and google their wildest moments to see them for yourself.”—HelloGiggles“Reid’s wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year.”—Nylon“Reid delivers a stunning story of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and ’70s in this expertly wrought novel. Mimicking the style and substance of a tell-all celebrity memoir . . . Reid creates both story line and character gold. The book’s prose is propulsive, original, and often raw. . . . Reid’s gift for creating imperfect characters and taut plots courses throughout this addictive novel.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)“[A] juicy tell-all-style page-turner.”—Bustle “Evocative . . . brilliant.”—Romper“Prepare to fall for Taylor Jenkins Reid’s newest novel, Daisy Jones & The Six.”—PopSugar“Reid’s novel so resembles a memoir of a real band and conjures such true-to-life images of the seventies music scene that readers will think they’re listening to Fleetwood Mac or Led Zeppelin. Reid is unsurpassed in her ability to create complex characters working through emotions that will make your toes curl.”—Booklist (starred review) “An insightful story.”—Kirkus Reviews“Reid is a stunning writer whose characters are unforgettable and whose stories are deeply emotional. . . . Her most gripping novel yet.”—Emily Giffin, author of All We Ever Wanted “Reid’s writing is addictive and all-consuming. Filled with passion, complexity, and fascinating detail, Daisy Jones & The Six felt so real, I had to remind myself that it was fiction.”—Jill Santopolo, author of The Light We Lost “From the very first page you know this book is something special. Taylor Jenkins Reid brings insight and poetry to a story that’s utterly unique and deeply authentic, one that transports you to world of seventies rock—with all its genius and temptation and creativity—so completely it feels like you’re there.”—Katherine Center, author of How to Walk Away  “Raw, emotive, and addictively voyeuristic, Daisy Jones & The Six is imbued with the same anguished heart that fuels the very best rock ‘n’ roll. Like my favorite albums, this book will live with me for a very long time.”—Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus  Read more About the Author Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their daughter, and their dog. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Pet Sematary: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Pet Sematary: A Novel

Pdf:Pet Sematary: A Novel.About the Author Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King) and the Bill Hodges trilogy, End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.Michael C. Hall starred on Six Feet Under and Dexter and appears in the second season of The Crown. He also stars in the mini-series “Safe” for Netflix/Canal Plus. His film credits include Christine, Cold in July, and Kill Your Darlings. On stage, he starred in Lazarus by David Bowie & Enda Walsh, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and The Realistic Joneses. Read more

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Miracle at St. Andrews: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Miracle at St. Andrews: A Novel

Pdf:Miracle at St. Andrews: A Novel.About the Author James Patterson is the world's bestselling author. He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers, as well as millions of dollars to independent bookstores and school libraries. He lives in Florida with his family.Peter De Jonge has written about golf for the New York Times Magazine and several other national publications. Read more

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The Island of Sea Women: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Island of Sea Women: A Novel

Pdf:The Island of Sea Women: A Novel.About the Author Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of The Island of Sea Women, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. She is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. See was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women. Read more

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Best Family Ever

Pdf Fiction Best Family Ever

Pdf:Best Family Ever.Much-loved storyteller Karen Kingsbury's Baxter Family books have captured the hearts of millions who have come to think of the Baxter family as their own. Now, Karen Kingsbury and her son Tyler Russell tell the childhood stories of the beloved Baxter children - Brooke, Kari, Ashley, Erin, and Luke - to inspire and entertain younger listeners. Brooke is the perfect older sister. For that reason, Kari and Ashley work hard to make their parents just as proud of them as they are of Brooke. Each girl has her own talents. Brooke is an excellent student. Kari is a great soccer player. Ashley, a talented artist. And they are always there for each other. But when the news comes that Dr. Baxter is moving the family from Ann Arbor to Bloomington, Indiana, and the Baxters need to leave the only home and friends they've ever known, no one is happy. Saying good-bye is hard, but the family still has what's most important - their faith and their love for each other. The first audiobook in the Baxter Family Children series, number-one New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell tell the story of what it was like to grow up in the Baxter family, the best family ever.

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Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds: The First Official Stranger Things Novel

Pdf Fiction Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds: The First Official Stranger Things Novel

Pdf:Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds: The First Official Stranger Things Novel.New York Times Best SellerA mysterious lab. A sinister scientist. A secret history. If you think you know the truth behind Eleven's mother, prepare to have your mind turned Upside Down in this thrilling prequel to the hit show Stranger Things. It's the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of Indiana, Terry Ives couldn't be farther from the front lines of Vietnam or the incendiary protests in Washington. But the world is changing, and Terry isn't content to watch from the sidelines. When word gets around about an important government experiment in the small town of Hawkins, she signs on as a test subject for the project, code-named MKULTRA. Unmarked vans, a remote lab deep in the woods, mind-altering substances administered by tight-lipped researchers...and a mystery the young and restless Terry is determined to uncover. But behind the walls of Hawkins National Laboratory - and the piercing gaze of its director, Dr. Martin Brenner - lurks a conspiracy greater than Terry could have ever imagined. To face it, she'll need the help of her fellow test subjects, including one so mysterious the world doesn't know she exists - a young girl with unexplainable, superhuman powers and a number instead of a name: 008. Amid the rising tensions of the new decade, Terry Ives and Martin Brenner have begun a different kind of war - one where the human mind is the battlefield. Praise for Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds"You're left hungry for more, but in the best way possible, as the book manages the balancing act between interconnected prequel and stand-alone story." (Cinelinx)"Suspicious Minds is the prequel story that fans have been waiting for." (Kirkus Reviews)"Highly recommended for those readers interested in expanding their knowledge of the Stranger Things' universe, this book is also a dark and captivating story that will stick in the readers' minds even if they are not fans of the franchise." (The Unseen Library)

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Shining in the Dark

Pdf Fiction Shining in the Dark

Pdf:Shining in the Dark.Hans-Åke Lilja, founder of Lilja's Library, has compiled a brand-new anthology of horror stories to celebrate 20 years of running the number-one Stephen King news website on the web! This anthology includes both original stories like a brand-new novella by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In), very rare reprints like "The Blue Air Compressor" by Stephen King, and at least one classic tale that inspired Lilja's love of the macabre at a very young age! Now, let's join Lilja.... He's already waiting for us, there ahead in the darkness.... You see him, don't you? Just keep walking, you'll find him soon enough, we promise.... He's there, shining and waiting for you.... Take his hand and then you, too, will shine in the dark!Table of contents:"Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (An Introduction)" by Hans-Åke Lilja"The Blue Air Compressor" by Stephen King"The Net" by Jack Ketchum and P. D. Cacek"The Novel of the Holocaust" by Stewart O'Nan"Aeliana" by Bev Vincent"Pidgin and Theresa" by Clive Barker"An End to All Things " by Brian Keene"Cemetery Dance" by Richard Chizmar"Drawn to the Flame" by Kevin Quigley"The Companion" by Ramsey Campbell"A Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe"A Mother's Love" by Brian James Freeman"The Keeper's Companion" by John Ajvide Lindqvist"Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (An Afterword)" by Hans-Åke Lilja 

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Still of Night: Dead of Night Series, Book 4

Pdf Fiction Still of Night: Dead of Night Series, Book 4

Pdf:Still of Night: Dead of Night Series, Book 4.The dead rose. We fell.But not everyone thinks the war for survival is over. Heroes rise in times of crisis, and Still of Night tells their stories....Dahlia- A bullied high school girl with a love for edged weapons goes from victim to powerful leader as the zombie apocalypse sweeps through her world.Rachael Elle continues her journey from comic-con cosplayer to actual hero as she encounter a community with a dark and terrible secret.Captain Joe Ledger and his best shooters, Top and Bunny, head to an overrun San Diego to try and save a possible cure for the virus that is bringing the dead back to unnatural life.And in the wilderness, Joe, Dahlia, and Rachael Elle will come face-to-face with savage gangs, an army of the living dead, and the mysterious and deadly Old Man Church.The final battle unfolds in a little town called Happy Valley, where the residents have found their own unique and terrible way to survive the end of the world. But a war is coming, and no one will escape the last great war between the living and the dead.Still of Night is the fourth book in NY Times best seller Jonathan Maberry's best-selling Dead of Night series. George A. Romero called Dead of Night and its sequel, Fall of Night, "The official prequel to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD as far as I'm concerned."

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Death Instinct

Pdf Fiction Death Instinct

Pdf:Death Instinct.Cathy was six when the man next door killed his wife and himself. It was early morning, and she was playing outside when she heard the first shot.And then another shot. And another.The sounds echoed around the neighborhood like thunder. People came out of their houses to see what was happening. Later, she saw the blood and the bodies....Now, the house is no longer vacant. Someone new has moved in. Something terrible is happening to the neighbors. And Cathy has a secret of her own....

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Monsters, Magic, Mayhem: Bubba the Monster Hunter, Season 4

Pdf Fiction Monsters, Magic, Mayhem: Bubba the Monster Hunter, Season 4

Pdf:Monsters, Magic, Mayhem: Bubba the Monster Hunter, Season 4.A giant redneck in Fairyland, what could possibly go wrong?Everything. Absolutely everything.Monsters, Magic, & Mayhem collects four novellas chronicling Bubba the Monster Hunter's trip through the lands of the Fae in search of his kidnapped sister. Yeah, he didn't know he had a sister, either. And that joke's old, man.Into the Mystic - Bubba and his troupe of merry morons has to find their way to Fairyland to rescue his sister. It's not as easy as it sounds, and it involves Bubba learning a lot of uncomfortable truths about why his mother walked out and his maybe not-quite human heritage.Cold as Ice - Bubba meets his grandmother, which should be great. Except she's the psychotic Queen of the Winter Court and wants to pretty much murder everyone. There's torture, tights, and Bubba dancing. Which is pretty much torture in tights. So lots of torture. Hot Blooded - Bubba and co. travel to the Summer Court in their quest for his sister, only to find that his grandfather, while less abjectly psychopathic than his ex-wife, Mab, is still kind of a douche. And just when the team thought they were on the right track to finish their quest, there's a dragon. A dragon. This is not something growing up in Georgia prepares you for.Shades of Grey - Bubba is closing in on his sister and her kidnapper, the Shakespearean trickster Puck. Except, he's not like hot Loki trickster. He's more like cut-your-throat-while-you-sleep-and-tell-you-a-knock-knock-joke-while-you're-bleeding-out trickster. Bubba has to battle his way through a horde of zombies just to get the opportunity to go on an old-fashioned dungeon crawl (with spiders, because...dungeon) to maybe finally confront Puck and save his sister. Then they get home, and things get really screwed up!

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Dying Breath: The Psychic Killer Series, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Dying Breath: The Psychic Killer Series, Book 1

Pdf:Dying Breath: The Psychic Killer Series, Book 1.A seaside retreat has just become a killer's favorite playground.It's summer on the Jersey Shore. Children play on the beach. Husbands are off working in the city. And the surf echoes in the night. Here, in this perfect place, a serial killer has no worries in the world - except choosing the next victim.Cam Hastings has come to Long Beach Island with her teenage daughter and the hope that maybe she can save her failed marriage. Cam has never stopped loving her husband, Mike, nor has she been able to outrun her flaws and demons - a vanished mother, a lost sister, and the ugly visions she has of missing children.Now, Cam is about to step over the edge. For once, she will act on one of her visions - and then face the consequences. For a killer has just struck again. And for Cam, and the people she loves most, fear has come home for good.

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Red Creek: A Horror Novel

Pdf Fiction Red Creek: A Horror Novel

Pdf:Red Creek: A Horror Novel.There's a dark shadow over Red Creek.Once a best-selling horror author, Paul Alenn is in a slump. His wife and daughter are across the country, moved away to the West Coast, leaving him alone in his Central Park-adjacent New York townhouse. When his sister calls, asking for help packing up his estranged mother's house in his old hometown, Red Creek, he decides to put the past behind him and face his demons. What he finds back home is an ongoing mystery that stems from his childhood, a time he has no recollection of. When a boy is taken on his second night in the Creek, Paul starts to unravel a dark past...one he hadn't even known was buried. All paths lead to the orchard and the eccentric owners, but Paul doesn't know if the shadow he keeps seeing is real, or his imagination's cover-up of a traumatic event.With help from his former best friend, his brother-in-law, and a cranky old sheriff, Paul digs up the truth of the shadow looming over Red Creek.

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Cardinal Black: Matthew Corbett, Book 7

Pdf Fiction Cardinal Black: Matthew Corbett, Book 7

Pdf:Cardinal Black: Matthew Corbett, Book 7.Cardinal Black is the latest installment in Robert McCammon's unique series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver, who has been called "the Early American James Bond."  December 1703 finds Berry Grigsby living as Mary Lynn Nash in a small English village where she has fallen victim to Professor Fell's involuntary drug experiments. Her mind is quickly deteriorating under the drug's influence, and the only way to save her is a potion book that was stolen in an attack on the village orchestrated by a mysterious madman going by the name Cardinal Black.  Matthew Corbett has volunteered to travel with Julian Devane, a self-proclaimed "fool and bad man" in the employ of Professor Fell, to hunt down the potion book. They follow the trail to London, where the book will be sold at a secret auction. Matthew and Julian manage to secure a seat at the auction by masquerading as respected and feared underground operatives, but to prevail in their high-stakes mission, they will require help from a very unlikely source. Even if they are successful, their race to save Berry Grigsby will leave a trail of destruction in its wake.  Cardinal Black is another extraordinary achievement from one of America's most skilled authors, and it features some of the most memorable, compelling, and chilling characters in the Matthew Corbett series to date, each with their own competing agendas. This masterful historical adventure is perfectly balanced for long-time fans of the series and new listeners alike who are now joining the adventure.

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The Door of the Unreal

Pdf Fiction The Door of the Unreal

Pdf:The Door of the Unreal.A rash of mysterious happenings on the London to Brighton road has terrorized the county of Sussex, and the police are at a complete loss as to how to account for the disappearances and injuries which are taking place. Burgess Clymping and his sister Ann, who live near the scene of the incidents, soon find themselves embroiled in the affair, which begins as a straightforward mystery, but quickly takes on a more sinister meaning. With the help of their friend, Lincoln Osgood, the trio manages to piece together the puzzle, to reveal a horrifying truth: one which imperils the lives and souls of all those it touches. Praised by H. P. Lovecraft, calling this novel one of the children of Dracula, The Door of the Unreal is one of the first true werewolf classics, and helped to pave the way for the "golden age" of the genre, which flourished in the two decades following the publication of Gerald Bliss's novel. At the time he wrote the novel - his one foray into supernatural fiction - Bliss was largely covering uncharted territory: most of the now-familiar conventions of the werewolf tale had yet to be set in stone, and the author was not working to the type of narrow pattern which constrained many writers of vampire tales in the years following the publication of Dracula. The Door of the Unreal reminds us of a time when one of horror's classic themes had not yet been forced into a rigid mold shaped by genre expectations, and when the plot of a horror tale was limited by nothing more than the imagination of writers like Gerald Bliss.

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Convergence: The Far Side of Hell: A Five Roads to Texas Novel, Book 4

Pdf Fiction Convergence: The Far Side of Hell: A Five Roads to Texas Novel, Book 4

Pdf:Convergence: The Far Side of Hell: A Five Roads to Texas Novel, Book 4."An action packed tale of love, betrayal and retribution." (J.L. Bourne)Even in death, life rarely goes as planned. Having nothing left to live for, Malcom is given a shot at redemption when a woman named Tessa needs his help. With death looming, Malcom, Tessa, and her children flee Cincinnati with their sights set on El Paso. They know the trip won't be easy, but nothing could prepare them for the nightmares ahead.  Follow these new characters in the Five Roads to Texas series as they set sail on a harrowing journey to what might be the last bastion of hope in America.

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Undone: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller: Dawn of Deception, Book 2

Pdf Fiction Undone: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller: Dawn of Deception, Book 2

Pdf:Undone: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller: Dawn of Deception, Book 2.In Dawn of Deception, author A. R. Shaw delivers another far-too-plausible post-apocalyptic scenario challenging human survival. Though she prepared, her most precious commodity is taken from her.With pure will, Sloane Delaney finds a way to fight back.Kent finds, despite his lack of skills, he'll do anything to save those he's come to love.Wren lives through a horror no one imagined.In the middle of it all is a...oh, no spoilers. Then there's also the...then again, we don't want to ruin that for you, too. Start the journey. Get your copy today!

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Postcards from the Void

Pdf Fiction Postcards from the Void

Pdf:Postcards from the Void."An exquisitely powerful anthology... gripping scenarios that are hard to put down and unforgettable literary productions." (Midwest Book Review)Ever see a photo of a place that never existed?From the creative team behind the award-winning Shadows And Teeth horror series comes a reality-bending anthology.The places in this book are shunned, abandoned, and forgotten. They do not exist, and yet here you will find the stories of people who have gone and survived to tell their tales. These are the postcards from the void, frightful evidence of places that should not be and yet exist in our nightmares. Should you dare to venture into these blighted places, remember: Don't talk to strangers, don't stray far from home, and never, ever go in alone.

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Shadow Beast

Pdf Fiction Shadow Beast

Pdf:Shadow Beast.We just lost our place at the top of the food chain. Man is just meat. It is only when the bones of its prey are discovered in a remote Scottish glen that the majesty and power of one of nature's most successful predators is truly revealed. As it strikes silently from the shadows and on nights shrouded in darkness, a small village falls under siege to a remarkable creature. For thousands of years mankind has had the upper hand but now - suddenly, violently, bloodily - the balance of power has shifted. When an isolated wildlife research centre launches an investigation, it is soon discovered that something out of place has made the Highlands its home and set its sights on the quiet village of Cannich. It will hunt, it will kill, and it won't let anything get in its way. Thomas Walker, a renowned wildlife specialist and former big game hunter, finds himself confronted with his past and an animal the likes of which he had never wanted to face again. As its devastating rampage goes unchecked and threatens his home, the woman he loves and his very way of life, an older and much more human adversary seeks him out. How long will any of them survive the presence of the beast in their shadow? There are nearly 2,000 reported sightings of what have become known as mystery big cats across the UK every year. Some, such as the beasts of Bodmin and Dartmoor, have become infamous. Their origin and identity remain unknown. Shadow Beast, the new chiller from Luke Phillips, offers a terrifying and deadly explanation.

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The Sighting

Pdf Fiction The Sighting

Pdf:The Sighting.From the ocean, it rose. Every 14 months, it appears on a secluded beach in a small town just before dawn. One morning during his daily run to the beach, Danny Lynch witnesses the strangest and most incredible thing he's ever seen. A dark, man-like figure emerges from the ocean, stands for just a few moments on the beach, and then retreats back to the surf. Danny's perspective on the world changes in an instant, and as the only eyewitness to this event, his mission now is to convince anyone who will listen that what he saw was real. But with only a vague photo and a dubious story, that task is proving almost impossible, and his only hope may be in finding a mysterious woman who was at the beach earlier that morning, and who may hold the terrifying secret that could cost Danny his life. What did Danny see? And why is he in danger?  Find out in this creepy and terrifying horror psychological thriller with a twisted ending that will shock you.

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Gretel: Gretel Series, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Gretel: Gretel Series, Book 1

Pdf:Gretel: Gretel Series, Book 1.A gripping horror thriller that will leave you wanting more. Start listening to the first book in this dark and captivating re-imagined series of the classic story of Hansel and Gretel.  There is an ancient evil in the Back Country, dormant for centuries but now hungry and lurking.  When it sets its sights on an unsuspecting mother one routine morning along an isolated stretch of highway, a quiet farming family is suddenly thrust into a world of unspeakable terror, and young Gretel must learn to be a hero.

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HorrorBabble's The House on the Borderland

Pdf Fiction HorrorBabble's The House on the Borderland

Pdf:HorrorBabble's The House on the Borderland.The House on the Borderland is a supernatural horror novel written by British writer William Hope Hodgson in 1908. The story opens with the discovery of a journal in the ruins of an unusual house in rural Ireland. Penned by a recluse, the journal details the man's stay at the house and his supernatural experiences with menacing monsters and dreaded dimensions.American writer H. P. Lovecraft and British writer Terry Pratchett cited the novel as a major influence on their works, and it is generally considered to be the milestone that signaled the end of the typical Gothic fiction of the late 19th century.

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Dark Angel: Casteel, Book 2

Pdf Fiction Dark Angel: Casteel, Book 2

Pdf:Dark Angel: Casteel, Book 2.At last, Heaven would find the happiness she longed for...free from the scorn and contempt of her past!In her grandmother's fine, rich Boston house, Heaven Leigh Casteel dreamed of a wonderful new life of new friends, the best schools, beautiful clothes, and most important, love. The pearls of culture, wisdom, and breeding would now be hers. Soon she would make the Casteel name respectable, find her brothers and sisters, and have a family again.But even in the world of the wealthy, there were strange forebodings, secrets best forgotten. And as Heaven reached out for love, she was slowly ensnared in a sinister web of cruel deceits and hidden passions.

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Thresher

Pdf Fiction Thresher

Pdf:Thresher.In the aftermath of a hurricane, a series of strange events plague the coastal waters off Florida. People go into the water and never return. Corpses of killer whales drift ashore, ravaged from enormous bite marks. A fishing trawler is found adrift, with a mysterious gash in its hull.Transferred to the coastal town of Merit, police officer Leonard Riker uncovers the horrible reality of an enormous thresher shark lurking off the coast. Forty feet in length, it has taken a territorial claim to the waters near the town harbor. Armed with three-inch teeth, a scythe-like caudal fin, and unmatched aggression, the beast seeks to kill anything sharing the waters.

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The Paranormal Investigations of Mister Balls

Pdf Fiction The Paranormal Investigations of Mister Balls

Pdf:The Paranormal Investigations of Mister Balls.When you fear the unknown, when the shadow descends, when the darkness envelops you - think of BallsThe book they tried to stop, mainly for the reason that they thought it was too much for the great public to handle, and an absolute load of rubbish.I am Harry Balls, renowned paranormal investigator with a difference. I investigate those cases too complex or too vague (mainly the latter) that other paranormal investigators simply won't touch with a barge pole.Join me and my Office of Paranormal Studies licensed team on an epic adventure as we travel the country uncovering the mysteries you've definitely never heard about before. Together we will lift the lid on the supernatural, and then quickly close the lid again before weird things start coming out.These mysteries range from mysterious home-helps to dubious ball pits, farting dogs, parish council conspiracies and even evil bingo dabbers. Live and breathe my journey with me as I explore these dark forces in the 'Tales of the Unattested' (hence the name of the book).One thing is for certain, you'll never think about the paranormal and supernatural in the same way again.

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Damnation: Quest for Glory, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Damnation: Quest for Glory, Book 1

Pdf:Damnation: Quest for Glory, Book 1."Quincy Harker - demon killer, monster hunter, & kin to Dracula, yeah, THIS is who I want protecting the world! I love these books." (Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg)She gave up her divinity to save the world. Now, Quincy Harker has to track down a bunch of missing archangels to find Glory's wings. If only getting her wings back were as easy as ringing a bell. Also included - the Harker weird Western short story "Redemption Song", originally published in The Weird Wild West Anthology. They are humanity's defense against the supernatural. They are the light in the darkness. They are the guardians who walk in the night. They are the Shadow Council. Damnation: Quest for Glory, Book I collects the four novellas from Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter, Year Three. The story concludes next year in Salvation: Quest for Glory, Book II. Calling All Angels - This Shadow Council Case Files novella features Jo Henry, great-granddaughter or legendary steel-driving man John Henry, as she searches for an angel in an underground cage-fighting ring. Jo finds more than she bargained for when she stumbles across a fighter who is more than meets the eye. Devil Inside - Quincy Harker takes center stage to battle a demon in the City of Churches. Harker hunts an angel in Charleston but finds much more as he fends off attacks from local magic users and a vengeful demon summoner determined to do to Charleston what General Sherman didn't - destroy it. Angel Dance - What brings Victor Frankenstein's most famous creation to New Orleans? Well, it ain't the Cajun food, so it must be the jazz! Adam Franks searches the bayou and the back streets for an angel, but finds fire, murder, and blood instead in this Shadow Council Case Files novella. Running with the Devil - We all have our quirks, but Quincy Harker gets downright fetishist in the finale to Book I. He descends into Purgatory, not the dimension, but the long-running roving party run by a man who might just be a lot more holy than his job would evidence. Then he's thwarted by a troupe of men (or more) dedicated to "bringing light". Harker learns a lot about the Original Lightbringer in this climactic cliff-hanger of a season finale! 

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Inspection: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Inspection: A Novel

Pdf:Inspection: A Novel.Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls at another. Neither knows the other exists - until now. The New York Times best-selling author of Bird Box invites you into a world of secrets and horror in a coming-of-age story like no other. J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world. J is one of only 26 students, all of whom think of the school's enigmatic founder as their father. J's peers are the only family he has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they know - and all they are allowed to know. But J suspects that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and he's beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them? Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like J's, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other. "Inspection proves that Josh Malerman is a master magician of narrative form. He's distilled the zeitgeist of our terrible times into this dazzling chameleon of a story, part Grimm's fairy tale of innocent youth, part dystopian gender politics, and authoritarianism run amok, with a satisfying Tarantino-esque ending." (Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger) "A twisted fairy tale set in a truly unique world that should not be spoiled, Josh Malerman's Inspection reimagines the pillars of childhood in a smart, witty, and compulsively readable story of growth and rebellion. Read it and enjoy the discovery." (Scott Hawkins, author of The Library at Mount Char) "Engaging and suspenseful! Malerman creates a fiendish fairy tale of a world where boy was never meant to meet girl and the hell unleashed when they finally do." (J. D. Barker, internationally best-selling author of The Fourth Monkey and Dracul)

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Suicide Forest: World’s Scariest Places Series, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Suicide Forest: World’s Scariest Places Series, Book 1

Pdf:Suicide Forest: World’s Scariest Places Series, Book 1.From USA Today and number-one Amazon best-selling author Jeremy Bates comes a tale of mystery and horror set in Japan's ancient Suicide Forest, a place that is easy to enter but, for some, impossible to leave.  Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan...and also the most infamous spot to commit suicide in the world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming, haunting deep in the ancient woods.  When bad weather prevents a group of friends from climbing neighboring Mt. Fuji, they decide to spend the night camping in Aokigahara. But they get more than they bargained for when one of them is found hanged in the morning - and they realize there might be some truth to the legends after all.  Contains mature themes.

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Relics

Pdf Fiction Relics

Pdf:Relics.The launch of a gripping new supernatural terror trilogy by the acclaimed author of Coldbrook, The Silence, and the Alien-Predator Rage War trilogy There's an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tiger bones, this network traffics in remains of gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantastic creatures. When her fiance Vince goes missing, Angela Gough, an American criminology student, discovers he was a part of this secretive trade. It's a big-money business-shadowy, brutal, and sometimes fatal. As the trail leads her deeper into London's dark side, she crosses paths with a crime lord whose life is dedicated to collecting such relics. Then Angela discovers that some of these objects aren't as ancient as they seem. Some of them are fresh.

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The Last Stand of the Great Texas Packrat: A Tale of Books and Obsession

Pdf Fiction The Last Stand of the Great Texas Packrat: A Tale of Books and Obsession

Pdf:The Last Stand of the Great Texas Packrat: A Tale of Books and Obsession.Texas Jack Page, on the eve of his 48th birthday, emptied his last seven cartons of books, placing them volume by volume across his front door - a one-man human cask of Amontillado interring himself inside a shining silver Airstream trailer sized aluminum tomb of tomes."The story is a cracker. An ageing book collector called Texas Jack Page looks back over his life, his loves and hopes and regrets, and waxes philosophical about the books that have kept him going. Avid readers and collectors will recognize some of themselves in Texas Jack Page; everyone else will be touched by the pathos of this character. To say more would be to ruin the effect, so I'll say only that this story tugged at my heartstrings while making me smile. I honestly cannot recommend this book enough. The tale is lyrical and knowing, and the chapbook itself is a thing of wonder, created with real affection." (Whispers of Wickedness)"Steve Vernon pays homage to horror authors and bibliophiles in this tale of Texas Jack Page, a collector of books including horror books. Texas Jack's obsession with his books, starting from an early age, continues to dominate his life and ultimately leads to some very strange developments." (Monster Librarian)

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Happy Death Day & Happy Death Day 2U

Pdf Fiction Happy Death Day & Happy Death Day 2U

Pdf:Happy Death Day & Happy Death Day 2U.The official novelization of the number-one smash hit film Happy Death Day and its sequel Happy Death Day 2U, from Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, The Purge franchise) and Universal Pictures.In Happy Death Day, Teresa "Tree" Gelbman's birthday is the worst day of her life, starting when she wakes up in a stranger's bed. It's also the last day of her life, ending when she's killed by a psychotic killer with a knife. She's dead. And then she wakes up in a stranger's bed, it's September 18, and she has to live it all over again...until she's hunted down and wakes up, again, and again. It's a Groundhog Day situation, only with murder, guns, and mean girls, and Tree's only shot at living to see the next day is to relive the day of her murder, over and over, until she discovers her killer's identity.Happy Death Day 2U picks up the story without missing a beat. Tree Gelbman thought she'd finally lived to see a brand-new day. But when she wakes up on her same birthday and an all-new psychopath in a mask is out to kill her and her friends, she's going to find out that all the rules have changed. Death makes a killer comeback.

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French Quarter Clues: The Mystery House, Book 3

Pdf Fiction French Quarter Clues: The Mystery House, Book 3

Pdf:French Quarter Clues: The Mystery House, Book 3.When Ellen and Sue discover that a demon is attached to Tanya, the three friends fly to New Orleans to enlist the help of a Voodoo high priestess. Soon they learn that Tanya's life depends on them finding and consecrating the remains of a "Devil Child," cared for by Delphine LaLaurie and Marie Laveau. The key to finding the remains is hidden in a secret diary buried somewhere in a vacant Creole mansion in the French Quarter. It's time for the three friends to renovate and solve another mystery and hopefully live to tell the tale.

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The Abuse of Ashley Collins

Pdf Fiction The Abuse of Ashley Collins

Pdf:The Abuse of Ashley Collins.Ashley Collins, a 16-year-old girl, has severe behavior issues. She regularly fights with her parents, Logan and Jane. When the fights become personal and physical, Logan and Jane decide to take matters into their own hands. They chain their daughter in the basement and abuse her in an attempt to rescue her from her bad behavior...while delving into their own deviance and depravity. This is a story of family and abuse. This is a story of violence and discipline. This is the abuse of Ashley Collins. Jon Athan, author of A Family of Violence, brings you an uncompromising vision of human horror. Can the cycle of abuse be broken? WARNING: This book contains scenes of graphic violence, including violence towards children. This book is about abuse - verbal, physical, and emotional. This book does not feature any explicit sex scenes, but it does discuss sexual abuse. This book is not intended for those easily offended or appalled.

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The Taking of Annie Thorne

Pdf Fiction The Taking of Annie Thorne

Pdf:The Taking of Annie Thorne.Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor, read by Richard Armitage. Then.... One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, miraculously, after 48 hours, she came back. Though she couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened to her.But something happened to my sister. I can't explain what. I just know that when she came back, she wasn't the same. She wasn't my Annie.I didn't want to admit, even to myself, that sometimes I was scared to death of my own little sister.Now....The email arrived in my inbox nearly two months ago.I almost deleted it straight away - but I clicked Open:I know what happened to your sister. It's happening again....

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The Awakening: Zombie Uprising Series, Book One

Pdf Fiction The Awakening: Zombie Uprising Series, Book One

Pdf:The Awakening: Zombie Uprising Series, Book One.A deadly secret lies hidden beneath the arctic tundra, but now the ground is thawing...and the dead are rising...Jen Reed joins her retired archaeologist father in remote Alaska, hoping to re-establish a long-missing relationship. But when the thawing permafrost outside a village reveals the burial ground of a 19th-century whaling crew, Jen and her father fail to heed the warning of village elders and begin removing bodies for study.As the bodies thaw, they begin to move. To rise. To feed.Communications are cut off and a deadly storm is bearing down on them. Can Jen find a way to save her father, survive the zombie onslaught, and warn the outside world of the coming plague before it's too late?The Awakening is the first book in the Zombie Uprising series. If you like heart-pounding action, hordes of undead, and a kick-ass heroine, you'll love The Awakening.Buy The Awakening now and be instantly transported into a deadly struggle to survive the zombie horde.

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Witch Creek: A Wildlands Novel

Pdf Fiction Witch Creek: A Wildlands Novel

Pdf:Witch Creek: A Wildlands Novel.In the backcountry of Yellowstone, evil moves below the surface....Following Nine of Stars comes the next chapter in Laura Bickle's critically acclaimed Wildlands series.As the daughter of an alchemist, Petra Dee has battled supernatural horrors and experienced astonishing wonders. But there's no magic on earth that can defeat her recent cancer diagnosis or help find her missing husband, Gabriel. Still, she would bet all her remaining days that the answer to his disappearance lies in the dark, subterranean world beneath the Rutherford Ranch on the outskirts of Temperance, Wyoming.Gabe is being held prisoner by the sheriff and heir to the ranch, Owen Rutherford. Owen is determined to harness the power of the Tree of Life - and he needs Gabe to reveal its magic. Secretly, the sheriff has also made a pact to free a creature of the underground, a flesh-devouring mermaid. Muirenn has vowed to exact vengeance on Gabe, who helped imprison her, but first...she's hungry. Once freed, she will swim into Yellowstone - to feed.With her coyote sidekick, Sig, Petra must descend into the underworld to rescue Gabe before it's too late...for both of them.

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The Undead: Part 19

Pdf Fiction The Undead: Part 19

Pdf:The Undead: Part 19.New characters. Old characters returning. An evolving infection. The Undead. UK's best-selling zombie horror series continues.

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Overlord: A Sam Aston Investigation, Book 2

Pdf Fiction Overlord: A Sam Aston Investigation, Book 2

Pdf:Overlord: A Sam Aston Investigation, Book 2.What lurks beneath the ice?  Marine biologist Sam Aston is hired to explore a series of subterranean caverns deep beneath the Antarctic. Somewhere within this lost world of magnificent caverns and underground seas lies a source of limitless clean energy, but something guards this treasure. As enemies bent on obtaining this world-changing resource for themselves close in from above, Aston and his team plunge further into the depths and discover they are not the first to come this way...and they are not alone.  As the death toll mounts, Aston and his companions are forced to uncover secrets hidden far beneath the ice. Danger lurks at every turn as they face the deadly threat of the Overlord.

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Generation Z: The Queen Unthroned

Pdf Fiction Generation Z: The Queen Unthroned

Pdf:Generation Z: The Queen Unthroned.With the threat of more assassinations on Bainbridge paralyzing the fortified island and spies in her own ranks turning her own men against her, Jillybean has to look to unlikely allies as The Black Captain brings his fury south to destroy her. He is consumed with the idea of revenge, yet he retains a cold, calculating rationality that Jillybean does not. The stress of war, as well as the deaths of her friends and the man she loves by her own hand, is eating away at what little mental stability she has left. Again and again, she slips away into a fantasy world, and each time, she loses a little more control of the murdering thugs she calls an army.Her only hope is to turn to The Guardians, a religious community that values faith and honor higher than life itself. The problem she faces, however, is she can't hide the fact that she is, and always will be, The Mad Queen.

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Turning Tables

Pdf Fiction Turning Tables

Pdf:Turning Tables.Meet George. George has a motorhome. George likes to travel around the country. And viciously murder people. But when he stops in a small diner one night for a pre-slaughter meal, he meets Nadia, a tiny little waitress who is just so full of life - life he wants nothing more than to squeeze from her. But when he convinces her to come with him, he soon discovers that she's so much more than she appeared. So much more that it might not be him killing her....

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The Mark: Supernatural Horror Series, Book 2

Pdf Fiction The Mark: Supernatural Horror Series, Book 2

Pdf:The Mark: Supernatural Horror Series, Book 2.A Satanic cult. A woman's brutal assault. Can she face her darkest fear before a demon is unleashed from hell? Kirsty Thompson is no stranger to trauma. But when a vicious attack leaves her drugged and disoriented, she never expected to wake up to a permanent scar. She starts having demonic visions, all linked to the ancient symbol carved deep into her back....With the help of her best friend, Amanda, Kirsty discovers the mark originates from the Devil's Bible and forges a connection between her and a terrifying creature. As they track the man who assaulted her to a satanic cult, the beast hunts them from the shadows. Can Kirsty escape the devil worshipers and her bond with the heinous creature to save herself from eternal damnation?The Mark is a terrifying stand-alone horror novel. If you like mysterious depraved forces, tales of the occult, and stories that will have you looking under the bed, then you'll love Lee Mountford's gripping tale! Buy The Mark to confront your darkest fears today!

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Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom: A Story

Pdf Fiction Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom: A Story

Pdf:Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom: A Story.This newly discovered story by literary legend Sylvia Plath stands on its own and is remarkable for its symbolic, allegorical approach to a young woman's rebellion against convention and forceful taking of control of her own life.Written while Sylvia Plath was a student at Smith College in 1952, Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom tells the story of a young woman's fateful train journey.Lips the color of blood, the sun an unprecedented orange, train wheels that sound like "guilt, and guilt, and guilt": These are just some of the things Mary Ventura begins to notice on her journey to the ninth kingdom."But what is the ninth kingdom?" she asks a kind-seeming lady in her carriage. "It is the kingdom of the frozen will", comes the reply. "There is no going back."Sylvia Plath's strange, dark tale of female agency and independence, written not long after she herself left home, grapples with mortality in motion.

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The Woman in the Dark

Pdf Fiction The Woman in the Dark

Pdf:The Woman in the Dark.In the vein of The Couple Next Door, a debut psychological thriller about a woman who moves with her family to the Gothic seaside house where her husband grew up - and where 15 years ago, another family was brutally slaughtered.Sarah and Patrick are happy. But after her mother's death, Sarah spirals into depression and overdoses on sleeping pills. While Sarah claims it was an accident, her teenage children aren't so sure. Patrick decides they all need a fresh start and he knows just the place, since the idyllic family home where he was raised has recently come up for sale. There's only one catch: for the past 15 years, it has become infamous as the "Murder House", standing empty after a family was stabbed to death within its walls.Patrick believes they can bring the house back to its former glory, so Sarah, uprooted from everything she knows, pours her energy into painting, gardening, and giving the rotting old structure the warmth of home. But with locals hinting that the house is haunted, the news that the murderer has been paroled, strange writing on the walls, and creepy "gifts" arriving on the doorstep at odd hours, Sarah can't shake the feeling that something just isn't right. Not with the house, not with the town, or even with her own loving husband - whose stories about his perfect childhood suddenly aren't adding up. Can Sarah uncover the secrets of the Murder House before another family is destroyed?

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Mega 6: No Man's Island: Mega Series, Book 6

Pdf Fiction Mega 6: No Man's Island: Mega Series, Book 6

Pdf:Mega 6: No Man's Island: Mega Series, Book 6.The last fight is here!  Team Grendel and the crew of the Beowulf III have met their match. A sadistic maniac has them in her clutches, and the last MEGA is on the hunt for revenge. It is a race to see which evil destroys Grendel first! Or will the team of misfits, mad scientists, and ex-Navy SEALs finally prevail and be allowed a chance to live out their lives in peace?   Probably not....The mystery is over! The enemies have surfaced! Now all Team Grendel and the crew of the Beowulf III have to do is survive one last conflict.

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Always Yell Fire: A Psychological Horror Story: Always Yell Fire Series, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Always Yell Fire: A Psychological Horror Story: Always Yell Fire Series, Book 1

Pdf:Always Yell Fire: A Psychological Horror Story: Always Yell Fire Series, Book 1.Three lost souls will collide as they navigate through a mysterious town saturated with ash raining endlessly from the sky. They soon discover that they are not alone and will have to work together in order to escape alive. As they uncover clues scattered through the town they will have to decide which is more horrifying, themselves or those who are hiding within the ashes. Heaven is forgetting; hell is remembering.

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The House of Doors

Pdf Fiction The House of Doors

Pdf:The House of Doors.Bent on taking over the earth, the deadly Thone have planted a monstrous device on our planet's surface. Trapped inside is a group of scientists, spies, and innocent bystanders. Part maze, part torture chamber, part laboratory, the house of doors is a test. If its captives survive, the Thone will withdraw from earth and leave us in peace. Survival seems impossible. At every turn of the labyrinth, the prisoners encounter alien worlds and terrifying monsters ripped from their own subconscious fears. Only by defeating the demons within can these men and women escape the house of doors and save the earth.

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Children of Chaos

Pdf Fiction Children of Chaos

Pdf:Children of Chaos.In a torrential downpour, Phil, Jamie, and Martin - three teenage boys - encounter a strange and enigmatic man covered in horrible scars who will change their lives, their destinies, and the very fate of their souls forever. When their encounter mistakenly leads to murder, they realize this eerie stranger may not have been a man at all, but something much more....Thirty years later the boys - now men - lead tormented lives filled with horrifying memories of the scarred man and what they did all those years ago in the rain. Phil is a struggling writer, divorced, with a daughter, and a mounting drinking problem. Jamie is a defrocked priest with depraved secrets and horrible addictions, and Martin, a madman who thinks himself a god, has vanished into a desolate desert region of Mexico and established a feared and violent blood cult. When Martin's dying mother hires Phil to find her son and bring him home, Phil embarks on a perilous journey that will take him from the seedy streets of Tijuana to a dangerous and allegedly haunted stretch of desert Mexican road known as The Corridor of Demons. At the end of the road, in an old and previously abandoned church, Martin and his followers wait in the hell-on-earth they've created deep in the desert. There will be only one chance for redemption, one chance for salvation, and one chance to stop the rise of an antichrist's bloody quest for demonic power. From the void, came chaos. These are its children.

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Hell on Earth: Hell Texas, Book 3

Pdf Fiction Hell on Earth: Hell Texas, Book 3

Pdf:Hell on Earth: Hell Texas, Book 3.Along the highways of west Texas, a group of displaced killers makes their way along the countryside. Cole: a ruthless murderer who tortures and brutalizes anyone he comes across for his own amusement. Livia: a wild girl who gets her kicks doing horrific things with people's body parts. Don't let her looks fool you. You don't want to pick up this hitchhiker. Maddie: a deranged little girl who had been raised by serial killers but is now bouncing around from foster home to foster home. Families who take her in tend to have pets come up missing. With their town no more, they stay on the move looking for their next prey, moving from Hell, Texas, to create Hell on Earth.

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You Know You Want This: Cat Person and Other Stories

Pdf Fiction You Know You Want This: Cat Person and Other Stories

Pdf:You Know You Want This: Cat Person and Other Stories.Random House presents the audiobook edition of You Know You Want This, written by Kristen Roupenian. The truth was that if a woman bit a man in an office environment, there would be a strong assumption that the man had done something to deserve it....From the creator of 'Cat Person' - the first short story to go viral - comes You Know You Want This, a compulsive collection about sex, dating and modern life. These are stories of women's lives now. They also happen to be horror stories. In some, women endure the horror. In others, they inflict it.Here are women at work, at home, on dates, at the doctor's, with their families and with their friends. Here are women grappling with desire, punishment, guilt and anger. These are stories that make you feel fascinated but repelled, scared but delighted, revolted but aroused.You Know You Want This shows why Kristen Roupenian is the most audacious new voice in American fiction. Funny, furious, sly and explicit, she takes a long, hard look at the messed-up power dynamic between men and women - and messes it up some more.

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All Roads End Here: The Final War, Book 2

Pdf Fiction All Roads End Here: The Final War, Book 2

Pdf:All Roads End Here: The Final War, Book 2.The second audiobook in the new series from Hater author David Moody is perfect for listeners who like action and horror.  Set in the world of David Moody's Hater trilogy, All Roads End Here is the sequel to the "top drawer horror" (Booklist, starred review) One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning. It's taken Matthew Dunne almost three months to get home. Never more than a few meters from the Haters at any time, every single step has been fraught with danger. But he's made it.  In his absence, his home city has become a sprawling, walled-off refugee camp. But the camp - and the entire world beyond its borders - is balanced on a knife-edge. During his time in the wilderness, Matt developed a skill that is in high demand: the ability to anticipate and predict Hater behavior. It's these skills that will thrust him into a web of subterfuge and danger. As the pressure mounts inside the camp, he finds himself under scrutiny from all sides.  He's always done his best to avoid trouble, but sometimes it can't be helped. The shit's about to hit the fan, and this time, Matt's right at the epicenter.   All Roads End Here is a fast-paced and wonderfully dark story about humanity's fight for survival in the face of the impending apocalypse.

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Mind Games: The Games Thriller Series

Pdf Fiction Mind Games: The Games Thriller Series

Pdf:Mind Games: The Games Thriller Series.Chris Ryan doesn't understand why he's alive. He should have died in the prison he and his stepbrother created. Dying screams and the ring of gunshots still haunt his dreams, and to make matters worse, five years hasn't erased his passion for Jessica Connor. She left him bleeding on the cold concrete floor, escaping the prison that held her for close to a year. Semi-conscious and close to death, his gaze fell on an apparition of her son. White light filled his skin, healing his wounds and giving him a second chance...and to this day that power still rages within him. Haunting visions of her daughter's death drive him out of hiding, and he shows up at her doorstep with the intent of giving her the power to save her cancerous daughter. The power he safeguarded all these years. But his good intentions fall short when they realize he led the vengeful spirit of his stepbrother straight to her. Cancer is no longer their biggest worry. Now, Chris and Jessica must battle a ghost hell-bent on destroying all of them.

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Dragon Land: Son of a Dragonslayer, Book 3

Pdf Fiction Dragon Land: Son of a Dragonslayer, Book 3

Pdf:Dragon Land: Son of a Dragonslayer, Book 3.Worlds and realms collide. Michael Prim and his friends must save Blue Point from falling into Hell. Michael Prim has learned the secret of his past and the dangerous ways of his father's Dragonslayers. He must fight for Nicole and all of his friends as Blue Point is exposed to magic greater than anyone has ever seen. His mission will end with a quest for a grieving dragon's trust and the secret of his mother's dominion. Nicole will fight her destiny and confront her ancient father. No living creature understands magic intrigue more than Naepon, the dragon in human form who nearly exterminated the Dragonslayers. Klinton Myer will learn what it means to be the last Demonwatch and chose between sacrifice and survival. Dragon Land is the final book in the Son of a Dragonslayer trilogy. Take a journey between realms of magic and suspense.

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Little Killers A to Z: An Alphabet of Horror

Pdf Fiction Little Killers A to Z: An Alphabet of Horror

Pdf:Little Killers A to Z: An Alphabet of Horror.Bad things come in small packages....EPIC award finalist Howard Odentz has penned 26 disturbingly fascinating horror stories about the youngest predators among us. From Andy and Boris to Yuri and Zina, this eclectic anthology is filled, A to Z, with psychopaths, monsters, and murderers! So turn on the lights, and huddle under your blankets because murder isn't just for grown-ups anymore. Come meet our gallery of little killers.After all, they're dying to meet you!Author and playwright Howard Odentz is a lifelong resident of the gray area between Western Massachusetts and North Central Connecticut. His love of the region is evident in his writing as he often incorporates the foothills of the Berkshires and the small towns of the Bay and Nutmeg states into his work.

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The Revolt of the Cockroach People

Pdf Fiction The Revolt of the Cockroach People

Pdf:The Revolt of the Cockroach People.The further adventures of "Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the "cucarachas" - the Chicanos of East Los Angeles.Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge.In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Acosta takes us behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late '60s and early '70s, a movement he served both in the courtroom and on the barricades. Here are the brazen games of "chicken" Acosta played against the Anglo legal establishment; battles fought with bombs as well as writs; and a reluctant hero who faces danger not only from the police but from the vatos locos he champions. What emerges is at once an important political document of a genuine popular uprising and a revealing, hilarious, and moving personal saga.

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Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

Pdf Fiction Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

Pdf:Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo.Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo", a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge.Authored with uninhibited candor and manic energy, this audiobook is Acosta's own account of coming of age as a Chicano in the psychedelic '60s, of taking on impossible cases while breaking all tile rules of courtroom conduct, and of scrambling headlong in search of a personal and cultural identity. It is a landmark of contemporary Hispanic American literature, at once ribald, surreal, and unmistakably authentic.

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The Daughter's Tale: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Daughter's Tale: A Novel

Pdf:The Daughter's Tale: A Novel.“The Daughter’s Tale is immersive, both heartbreaking and redemptive, steeped in harrowing historical events and heroic acts of compassion that will have you reflecting on the best and worst the human heart has to offer. Fans of WWII history and book clubs will find depth and skillful storytelling here, but on a deeper level, searing questions about life, love, and the choices we make in the most impossible of circumstances.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were YoursFrom the internationally bestselling author of The German Girl, an unforgettable family saga exploring a hidden piece of World War II history and the lengths a mother will go to protect her children—perfect for fans of Lilac Girls, We Were the Lucky Ones, and The Alice Network.Berlin, 1939. Bookseller Amanda Sternberg and her husband, Julius, dreamed of blissful summers spent by the lake at Wannsee and unlimited opportunities for their children. But that all falls apart when the family bookshop is destroyed and Julius is sent to a concentration camp. Now, desperate to flee Nazi Germany and preserve what’s left of her family, Amanda heads toward the south of France with her two young daughters—only to arrive with one. In Haute-Vienne, their freedom is short-lived, and soon she and her eldest daughter are forced into a labor camp, where Amanda must once again make an impossible sacrifice. New York City, 2015. Eighty-year-old Elise Duval receives a call from a woman bearing messages from a time and country that she forced herself to forget. A French Catholic who arrived in New York after World War II, Elise is shocked to discover that the letters were from her mother, written in German during the war. Despite Elise’s best efforts to stave off her past, seven decades of secrets begin to unravel. Based on true events, The Daughter’s Tale chronicles one of the most harrowing atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis during World War II. Heartbreaking and immersive, it is a beautifully crafted family saga of love, survival, and redemption.

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Song of a Captive Bird: A Novel

Pdf Fiction Song of a Captive Bird: A Novel

Pdf:Song of a Captive Bird: A Novel.Review “A complex and beautiful rendering of [a] vanished country and its scattered people, a reminder of the power and purpose of art, and an ode to female creativity under a patriarchy that repeatedly tries to snuff it out.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)“If poetry is emotion rendered incendiary, then Forugh Farrokhzad was made of fire. . . . Song of a Captive Bird is an unsparing account of the necessity and consequences of speaking out.”—BookPage   “Sometimes, simply choosing whom to love is a political act.”—Vogue  “Forugh Farrokhzad’s short life brimmed with controversy and rebellion . . . .This feminist icon inspired Darznik’s imaginative debut.”—Ms. “Sumptuously captures a fierce and turbulent life, as well as a vanished country swept away by revolution.”—Newsweek“A stunning and powerful debut . . . At a time when our country is at war with art and women, this courageous book is required reading.”—Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Remember Me Like This   “A thrilling and provocative portrait of a powerful woman set against a sweeping panorama of Iranian history.”—Kirkus Reviews   “Written with the urgent tenderness of a love letter, this soaring novel is a heart-breaker and heart-mender at once—a gorgeous tribute to the brave and brilliant poet remembered in its pages.”—Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow   “These are times for stories that bring one culture nearer to another, and that is exactly what Jasmin Darznik has done, pulling close the hearts of girls and women and poets to tell Forugh Farrokhzad’s remarkable story.”—Laleh Khadivi, author of A Good Country   “Farrokhzad is known as the Sylvia Plath of Iran, and the two poets were contemporaries, living lives at once starkly different and remarkably attuned, then dying young and tragically. Plath’s renown is universal; Darznik’s enthralling and illuminating novel will introduce Farrokhzad to a whole new world of readers.”—Booklist (starred review)   “A beautiful writer! In elegant, intimate prose, Darznik portrays pre-Revolutionary Iran and a woman who transcended the prejudices of her time.”—Susan Cheever   “Darznik’s marvelous homage to Forugh captures the frustration and determination she must have felt to overcome the strictures of her environment, beautifully recreating her difficult path to fame.”—Publishers Weekly   “Farrokhzad’s determination to live freely and authentically, and to express that determination in her art, proved unbearable to the fundamentalist state. Darznik brings her own poetic sensibility to bear on this tragic, but ultimately inspiring, act of creative remembrance.”—Jonathan Dee, author of The Locals   “Alive and sensuous, Darznik’s prose mirrors Forugh’s poetry, making no separation between life and work, leaving open and unguarded that door we so often find closed.”—Donia Bijan, author of The Last Days of Café Leila Read more About the Author Jasmin Darznik was born in Tehran, Iran, and moved to America when she was five years old. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her work has been published in thirteen countries and recognized by the Steinbeck Fellows Program, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the William Saroyan International Prize. Her stories and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in fiction from Bennington College and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University. Now a professor of literature and creative writing at California College of the Arts, she lives in Northern California with her family. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Daughter's Tale: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Daughter's Tale: A Novel

Pdf:The Daughter's Tale: A Novel.Review “A deftly woven novel of women who find the courage to make impossible choices in a terrible time, of sisters split apart by the cruelties of war, of identities lost and found, of families formed and shattered. Through the stories of unique and sympathetic characters, Correa explores the tension between focusing on the present in order to move forward—and the heartbreaking consequences of forgetting who we are. The Daughter’s Tale continues to live on in my imagination long after I reached its redemptive closing scene.” —Kim Van Alkemade, New York Times bestselling author of Bachelor Girl and Orphan #8'Quite simply, I devoured this book! The Daughter's Tale is immersive, both heartbreaking and redemptive, steeped in harrowing historical events and heroic acts of compassion that will have you reflecting on the best and worst the human heart has to offer. Fans of WW II history and book clubs will find depth and skillful storytelling here, but on a deeper level, searing questions about life, love, and the choices we make in the most impossible of circumstances.' —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours“A beautifully rendered tale about sacrifice and resilience, and of a mother’s relentless will to save her daughters in the face of annihilation. Set against one of the most harrowing events committed by the Nazis on a civilian population, this novel is heart-wrenching as it is luminous, proving that familial bonds cannot be shattered by brutality or weakened by distance and time—and that it is in our darkest moments that we find our true strength. Correa’s masterful prose sank deeply into my heart.” —Roxanne Veletzos, bestselling author of The Girl They Left Behind“Sweeping and searing, The Daughter’s Tale doesn’t shy away from tragedy, but author Armando Lucas Correa’s memorable latest reminds us that it is in the darkest gardens that the brightest seeds of hope are sown.” —Kristin Harmel, international bestselling author of The Room on Rue Amélie Read more About the Author Armando Lucas Correa is an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and the recipient of several awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Society of Professional Journalism. He is the author of the international bestseller The German Girl, which is now being published in thirteen languages. He lives in New York City with his partner and their three children. Visit ArmandoLucasCorrea.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Nada: A Novel (Torchbearers)

Pdf Fiction Nada: A Novel (Torchbearers)

Pdf:Nada: A Novel (Torchbearers).Renowned as Spain’s The Catcher in the Rye, this passionate coming-of-age novel follows a rebellious college-age girl as she uncovers her family’s secrets in chaotic, polarized, post-Civil War Barcelona. Andrea, an eighteen-year-old orphan, moves in with her volatile Barcelona relatives to attend the local University. Living in genteel squalor in a mysterious house on Calle de Aribau, Andrea relies on her wealthy, beautiful, bohemian friend Ena to prove that normal life exists beyond the gothic dwelling she calls home. In one year, as her innocence melts away, Andrea learns the truth about her overbearing and religious Aunt Angustias, her cruelly sensual, musically gifted uncle Román and his violent brother Juan, and her lovely Aunt Gloria, who provides the family's bread with furtive gambling expeditions. She also learns the truth about Ena—and why her friendship goes hand in hand with her interest in Andrea’s family. Peppered with dark humor, energy, and hope, Carmen Laforet's stunning classic is the story of a young woman who endures the harsh realities of post-Civil War Barcelona, emerging wiser and stronger, and with a bright future ahead of her.

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Renegades: Expeditionary Force, Book 7

Pdf Fiction Renegades: Expeditionary Force, Book 7

Pdf:Renegades: Expeditionary Force, Book 7.The battle-scarred star carrier Flying Dutchman is finally on her way back to Earth, after an exceptionally successful series of missions that have once again saved the world. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. Wishes come true, right? Not for the Merry Band of Pirates.Includes special bonus note from the author.

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House of Assassins: Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 2

Pdf Fiction House of Assassins: Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 2

Pdf:House of Assassins: Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 2.Larry Correia's best-selling epic fantasy series, Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, continues. Ashok Vadal was once a member of the highest caste in all of Lok. As a Protector, he devoted his life to upholding the Law, rooting out those who still practiced the old ways and delivering swift justice with his ancestor blade Angruvadal. None was more merciless than he in stamping out the lingering belief in gods and demons among the casteless. His brutality was legendary and celebrated.But soon Ashok learned that his life to that point had been a lie. He himself, senior member of the Protector Order, was casteless. He had been nothing more than an unwitting pawn in a political game. His world turned upside down, and finding himself on the wrong side of the Law, he began a campaign of rebellion, war, and destruction unlike any Lok had ever seen.Thera had been first daughter of Vane. A member of the Warrior Order, she had spent her life training for combat. Until a strange sight in the heavens appeared one day. Thera was struck by lighting, and from that day forward, she heard the Voice. A reluctant prophet with the power to see into the future, she fought alongside Ashok Vadal and his company of men known as the Sons of the Black Sword, until a shape-shifting wizard with designs on her powers of precognition spirited her away. He holds her prisoner in the House of Assassins.Ashok Vadal and the Sons of the Black Sword march to rescue Thera. With his sword Angruvadal, Ashok was unstoppable. But Angruvadal is gone, shattered to pieces on the demon-possessed husk of a warrior. Now, Ashok must fight without the aid of the magic blade for the first time. Thera's life depends on it. But there is much more at risk in the continent of Lok. Strange forces are working behind the scenes. Ashok Vadal and the Sons of the Black Sword are caught up in a game they do not fully understand, with powerful forces allied against them. Ashok no longer knows what to believe. He is beginning to think perhaps the gods really do exist. If so, he's warned them to stay out of his way. They would do well to listen.About House of Assassins: "Correia piles on the intrigue, action, and cliffhangers in the invigorating second Saga of the Forgotten Warrior epic fantasy.... Correia also weaves in elements that question the value of belief and the cost of giving authority to those who find more profit in preying on the weak.... Brisk fight scenes, lively characters, and plenty of black humor continue to make this series a real pleasure." (Publishers Weekly)Larry Correia is the creator of The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times best-selling Monster Hunter series, as well as urban fantasy hard-boiled adventure saga the Grimnoir Chronicles and epic fantasy series The Saga of the Forgotten Warrior.

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Galaxy's Edge, Part IV

Pdf Fiction Galaxy's Edge, Part IV

Pdf:Galaxy's Edge, Part IV.Galaxy's Edge, Part IV contains Turning Point through to the end of Message for the Dead. Fight to win. Survive the future. With the galaxy in turmoil, the Legion initiates Article Nineteen, a hard reset designed to halt the corruption and ineptitude that continues to spill forth from the Galactic Core. But when the House of Reason aligns itself with the bloodthirsty zhee extremists, the Legion has no choice but to commit to a savage campaign of Total War. As Legion Commander Keller attempts to coax the Republic and Black Fleet into a winner-take-all battle at the heart of the Galactic Core, Wraith uncovers secrets from Tyrus Rechs's past. Determined to liberate his crew from the clutches of a dormant fleet controlled by a hostile AI, the soldier-turned-rogue comes face to face with the galaxy's greatest threat. Meanwhile, Captain Chhun and Victory Squad follow intelligence that could land a powerful blow against Goth Sullus and his fledgling empire, and Exo and Wraith, in an tenuous alliance, move toward a slumbering fleet that could permanently alter the delicate balance of power among Legion, Republic, and Empire - or could just as easily eradicate the galaxy altogether. Chhun and Kill Team Victory find themselves taking on new roles inside the Legion, and the fight for control of the Galactic Republic hits its zenith with the arrival of the malevolent Cybar.

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Tiamat's Wrath

Pdf Fiction Tiamat's Wrath

Pdf:Tiamat's Wrath.The eighth novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series. Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father's godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortázar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrigue, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father, the emperor, doesn't guess. And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rear-guard action against Duarte's authoritarian regime. Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia's eternal rule - and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose - seems more and more certain. Because against the terrors that lie between worlds, courage and ambition will not be enough....

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Dungeon Lord: Abominable Creatures: The Wraith's Haunt, Book 3

Pdf Fiction Dungeon Lord: Abominable Creatures: The Wraith's Haunt, Book 3

Pdf:Dungeon Lord: Abominable Creatures: The Wraith's Haunt, Book 3.The Light strives to purify the kingdom of Starevos from evil...and only Dungeon Lord Edward Wright stands in their way.The Heroes of the Militant Church, led by Inquisitor Gallio, scour the forest in search of the Haunt, while Ed desperately attempts to uncover the secret behind the Heroes' origin. Can Ed and his friends defeat the Inquisition and secure their own place in the world, or are they destined to become the monsters of their own tale?All over Ivalis, the portents announce blood and fire as the ancient traditions return and abominable creatures long thought forgotten stir in their tombs. Both the Dark and the Light loom hungrily over the Haunt, and only one thing is certain...If pushed, Dungeon Lord Edward Wright will fight against them all.Soundbooth Theater is proud to present the third book of Hugo Huesca's horror/comedy/Gamelit epic, The Wraith's Haunt. Ed's challenges keep building, and this time he has to face the Inquisition instead of a new monster. And the Incquisiton's primary weapon is Ed's old guild! Join us for the best audio production of Dungeon Lord yet, complete with a standout performance by Annie Ellicott as the various ladies and spiders of the Haunt, and a stampede...of Hell Chickens. The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:   Jeff Hays - Narration, Sound DesignAnnie Ellicott - Lavy, Kes, and the rest of the female castDalton Lynne - Proofing and EditingGriffin Malnar - Editing, Mastering, and Sound Design

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Occultist: Saga Online #1: A LitRPG series

Pdf Fiction Occultist: Saga Online #1: A LitRPG series

Pdf:Occultist: Saga Online #1: A LitRPG series.Damien thought his exams would be bad enough. Then his mother collapsed with a failing heart.   In a desperate move Damien throws himself into the Streamer Contest of Saga Online, the latest fantasy VR-MMORPG. Winning will provide the funds for his mom's surgery. Yet early betrayal and a close run in with a vampire almost ruin his attempt he before he even begins.   Stuck at the bottom of a dungeon with no gear, no allies and little hope, Damien must embrace the undiscovered Occultist class, master control of his new demon companions and take the contest by storm. His plan is simple enough. Topple the most famous player in Saga Online.   Summon your imps. Prepare for battle!

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Montana Firestorm: American Dragons, Book 3

Pdf Fiction Montana Firestorm: American Dragons, Book 3

Pdf:Montana Firestorm: American Dragons, Book 3.Steven Drokharis finally has his own Primacy, and he will stop at nothing to defend it. Luckily, Steven has a new Magician in his Escort, and she's as beautiful as she is powerful. And yet, they are still on a journey of vengeance: his now dead enemy, Rhaegen Mulk, wasn't working alone. At the same time, Mouse wants her own form of vengeance against the Prime who now rules the Rocky Mountains. That's a whole lotta hate, and Steven and his Escort need to unlock the forbidden magic in the third volume of the Drokharis Grimoire if they hope to stand against a world of dragons trying to destroy them.

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Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2

Pdf Fiction Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2

Pdf:Wild Country: The World of the Others, Book 2.In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the New York Times best-selling Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side...without destroying one another.There are ghost towns in the world - places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.One of those places is Bennett, a town at the Northern end of the Elder Hills - a town surrounded by the wild country. Now, efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff. A deadly type of Other wants to run a human-style saloon. And a couple with four foster children - one of whom is a blood prophet - hopes to find acceptance.But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. The arrival of the outlaw Blackstone Clan will either unite Others and humans...or bury them all.

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Galaxy's Edge, Part V

Pdf Fiction Galaxy's Edge, Part V

Pdf:Galaxy's Edge, Part V.Galaxy's Edge, Part V contains Retribution of the Galaxy's Edge series.Victory is at hand.With the galaxy in tatters, Chhun and Wraith lead Kill Team Victory and the remnants of the Legion in a clandestine final effort to bring about Article 19. It's needed now more than ever as the Republic's new emperor, Goth Sullus, grows increasingly enigmatic and tyrannical in his rule, leaving some to question their roles in bringing the mysterious leader of the Black Fleet to power.Meanwhile, a dark traveler finds Prisma Maydoon at the sanctuary of Mother Ree and bids her to depart from the path of the Ancients.Experience the exciting conclusion of Galaxy's Edge Season One, as a desperate, daring raid on Utopion itself leaves Kill Team Victory torn between duty to the Legion and the need to make those responsible for its demise finally pay!

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Civil War: A litRPG Adventure (The Rogue Dungeon, Book 2)

Pdf Fiction Civil War: A litRPG Adventure (The Rogue Dungeon, Book 2)

Pdf:Civil War: A litRPG Adventure (The Rogue Dungeon, Book 2).Build. Evolve. Conquer. Welcome to the civil war....Roark von Graf - former noble and hedge mage, current mid-level mob in a MMORPG - has his sights set on taking down the tyrannical dungeon lord. But the reigning troll despot is nearly as devious as Roark, and his followers are at a much higher level.With forever-death on the line, civil war breaks out in the Citadel, pitting Roark's new regime against Azibek's horde of loyalists. To survive, Roark will have to outfox the dungeon lord, forge new, dirtier weapons and shady alliances, and above all, evolve....But while the trolls are entrenched in their civil war, an outside threat is growing. Eyes from the IRL world are beginning to turn toward the Citadel. There's something strange about this Roark, and they intend to find out what.From James A. Hunter, author of the litRPG epic Viridian Gate Online, and eden Hudson, author of the Legend of the Treesinger and the Jubal Van Zandt series, comes an exciting new litRPG dungeon-core adventure you won't want to pause!

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Summoner 3

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Pdf:Summoner 3.When a portal opens in a distant enclave city, Gryff and his monster response team find that the Shadowscape creatures are becoming smarter and more organized.Someone, or something, is leading them.Now Gryff finds that he, and the three women he loves, are all that stands between the hordes of evil monsters and humanity.

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Death & Honey

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Pdf:Death & Honey.Death & Honey contains three new novellas by New York Times best sellers Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, and Chuck Wendig. In The Buzz Kill by Kevin Hearne, Oberon the Irish wolfhound, and Starbuck the Boston Terrier sink their teeth into a new Meaty Mystery when they discover a body underneath a beehive in Tasmania. It's been badly stung, but the bees aren't at fault: This is homicide. The hounds recruit the help of their Druid, Atticus O'Sullivan, and the Tasmanian police to track down the killer in the interest of a reward - but this time, they want more than food, and justice.Grist of Bees, by Delilah S. Dawson writing as Lila Bowen, follows Rhett Walker, who has given up his destiny as the monster-hunting Shadow to settle down with his beloved Sam. But when the call to action grows too strong, Rhett saddles up to follow a peculiar bee into the unforgiving desert. The bee leads him to a weeping mother in a strangely prosperous valley, and Rhett has no choice but to hunt the creature that's stolen her child - even if it destroys a land of milk and honey.Interlude: Tanager by Chuck Wendig returns us to the world of Miriam Black. Lauren "Wren" Martin is a young psychic woman who can see the stained souls of killers; it is her gift, or as she sees it, her curse. And up until now, it has been her mission to kill those killers, to remove them from the pattern so that they may not murder again. But now, after a death that may not have been deserved, she's left rudderless, without plan or purpose, until a woman with a strange power of her own takes her in and gives her a new mission - and a new target.

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Master & Apprentice (Star Wars)

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Pdf:Master & Apprentice (Star Wars).An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future. A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi's most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now, Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice. Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn't Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council - knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master. When Jedi Rael Averross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the royal court of Pijal for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon's mind. As Qui-Gon's faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan's faith in him is tested - just as a threat surfaces that will demand that Master and apprentice come together as never before or be divided forever. 

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Summoner 2

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Pdf:Summoner 2.Between his studies at the Varle Academy for Gifted Mages and his duties to the monster-response team, Gryff will find himself fighting not just monsters, but bandits, thugs, and a local street gang as well. But hey, no one ever said becoming the world's greatest summoner while also juggling three hot girlfriends would be easy. Especially when you add a fourth girl to the mix....

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Fallen Sepulchre: The Darkness Within Saga, Book 3

Pdf Fiction Fallen Sepulchre: The Darkness Within Saga, Book 3

Pdf:Fallen Sepulchre: The Darkness Within Saga, Book 3.Threatened by an Elloryan invasion reinforced by the Ancients, the sanctuary Ember and Max sought in DormaSai after Kael's burial is at its end. A civil war rages in Cethos, and the threat of Wildland tribal attacks in the Blood Kingoms is imminent. They can offer no help to their Southern neighbors, leaving DormaSai as all that stands in the Ancients' way. When the peace conclave crumbles and the Ancients are forced from DormaSai by unexpected allies, Ember and Max turn their attention to preparing for the Ancients' inevitable return.One year after Kael's death, the Ancients return for the Human Animus seal, and with them, comes the full might of Emperor Mero's Elloryan military machine. On the dawn of war, startling information from the North reaches the DormaSai military camp as King Kohl's spies return from Corynth. They bring tales of a DeathWizard restoring the rightful Bale heir to the Cesthosian throne and freeing Talohna's only ArchWizard from the clutches of the DragonKin.Ember, Max, and Yrlissa are convinced that only one DeathWizard would have cause to do either - Kael.As war with Ellorya erupts, their hope that Kael is somehow back from the dead must be set aside. The war that all of Talohna has dreaded for so long is about to begin, and hope is a rare commodity during any war.Contains mature content.

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Rod of the Heart: Celestine Chronicles, Book 2

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Pdf:Rod of the Heart: Celestine Chronicles, Book 2.How much blood is one man worth?Terrence Mack has succeeded in keeping his freedom, but at what cost?The Vicereine of Florence is dead. The city she ruled has fallen to chaos, under assault by both Twilight Zone agents and a seemingly unstoppable dragon determined to claim the template's power for herself.In shouldering responsibility for the crisis, Terry has taken it upon himself to break the siege or die trying. With the help of his friends and the women he loves he may just have what it takes to hold the darkness - and the obsessed - at bay.Yet the power of a template is poorly understood, and for some it comes at a terrible price. As Terry forges ahead, dire consequences force him to question the value of one man's life, weighed against the havoc wrought for his sake. Moving from one costly battle to the next, he is left struggling to save not just the lives of the innocent but his own immortal soul.Warning: This audiobook does not pan to waving curtains and fade to black. Those uninterested or under the age of 18 are strongly warned of explicit content.

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Surviving the Fall Box Set: The Complete Surviving the Fall Series, Books 1-12

Pdf Fiction Surviving the Fall Box Set: The Complete Surviving the Fall Series, Books 1-12

Pdf:Surviving the Fall Box Set: The Complete Surviving the Fall Series, Books 1-12.The critically acclaimed Surviving the Fall series, now in one complete edition!Surviving the Fall is an epic survival/thriller post-apocalyptic series that asks the "what if" question that lurks in the back of everyone's mind.When a devastating attack cripples and destroys every Internet-connected device in the country, Rick Waters is stranded a thousand miles from his wife, Dianne, and their children. To get back home, he'll have to draw on every survival instinct he has as he's pulled into a web of lies and conspiracy that threaten not just his survival but that of the entire world.Surviving the Fall is a thrilling post-apocalyptic episodic series that focuses on Rick and Dianne Waters and how they each deal with the apocalypse. Stranded across the country away from his family, Rick must travel from California to Virginia to reunite with his wife and children, all while struggling to comprehend and deal with the horrors along the way.At home with her three children when she experiences the beginning of the end in a dramatic and deadly fashion, Dianne Waters has experience as a prepper and survivalist, but not even years of training and preparation have readied her for the darkness that comes with the end of the world. Now she must draw upon those skills to protect her loved ones and fight back against those who come against her and her family.This complete edition of Surviving the Fall features all 12 books in the series, each one full of action, suspense, and drama, as Rick and Dianne struggle to survive the end of days.

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Emergence

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Pdf:Emergence.As the colony grapples with the realization that New Earth is not as uninhabited as they'd once thought, tensions between the colonial settlements rise to new heights, and the Colonial Defense Force finds itself caught in the middle.When Connor uncovers evidence of a militant colonial faction secretly exploiting the NEIIS, he has to investigate. Connor learns that some of the colonial settlements have been holding back discoveries of their own. He'd thought the NEIIS were a threat to the colony, but he was wrong. They all were, and the truth is beyond anything Connor could have imagined.Meanwhile, Colonel Sean Quinn's latest mission brings him off-world to investigate a previously discovered NEIIS settlement. When all communications from home go silent, he must return to New Earth to investigate. Cut off from everything, Sean must lead the crew of a CDF warship against a mysterious foe. Sean must forge a path into the unknown if he's to have any hope of unraveling the mystery.Emergence is the sixth book in the best-selling First Colony military space opera series.

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Ghostwater: Cradle, Book 5

Pdf Fiction Ghostwater: Cradle, Book 5

Pdf:Ghostwater: Cradle, Book 5.Long ago, the Monarch Northstrider created a world of his own.This world known as Ghostwater housed some of his most valuable experiments. Now, it has been damaged by the attack of the Bleeding Phoenix, and a team of Skysworn have been sent to recover whatever they can from the dying world.Now, Lindon must brave the depths of this new dimension, scavenging treasures and pushing his skills to new heights to compete with new enemies.Because Ghostwater is not as empty as it seems.

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Critical Failures VI: Caverns and Creatures, Book 6

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Pdf:Critical Failures VI: Caverns and Creatures, Book 6.In the wake of their recent loss, the Caverns and Creatures gang are left hanging. Do their choices amount to more than waiting around to die of thirst and leaping to a quicker death?  Probably, or else this would have been a much shorter story.

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Talk to Me

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Pdf:Talk to Me.Entertainment Weekly, New & Notable New York Post, Best Book of the Week By the author of the New York Times best seller Love Poems for Married People and the Thurber Prize-winner Truth in Advertising comes a wry yet tenderhearted look at how one man's public fall from grace leads him back to his family and back to the man he used to be. It's a story that Ted Grayson has reported time and time again in his job as a network TV anchor: the public downfall of those at the top. He just never imagined that it would happen to him. After his profanity-laced tirade is caught on camera, his reputation and career are destroyed, leaving him without a script for the first time in years.While American viewers may have loved and trusted Ted for decades, his family certainly didn't: His years of constant travel and his big-screen persona have frayed all of his important relationships. At the time of his meltdown, Ted is estranged from his wife, Claire, and his adult daughter, Franny, a writer for a popular website. Franny views her father's disgrace with curiosity and perhaps a bit of smug satisfaction, but when her boss suggests that she confront Ted in an interview, she has to decide whether to use his loss as her career gain. And for Ted, this may be a chance to take a hard look at what got him to this place, and to try to find his way back before it's too late. Talk to Me is a sharply observed, darkly funny, and ultimately warm story about a man who wakes up too late to the mess he's made of his life...and about our capacity for forgiveness and empathy.

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A Love Story for Bewildered Girls

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Pdf:A Love Story for Bewildered Girls.Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Love Story for Bewildered Girls by Emma Morgan. Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all....Grace has what one might call a 'full and interesting life', which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her straight friends, but all this time she has been waiting in secret for love to hit her so hard that she would run out of breath, like the way a wave in a rough sea bowls you over, slams you into the sand and nearly drowns you.When Grace meets a beautiful woman at a party, she falls suddenly and desperately in love. At the same party, lawyer Annie meets the man of her dreams - the only man she's ever met whose table manners are up to her mother's standards. And across the city, Violet, who is afraid of almost everything, is making another discovery of her own: that for the first time in her life she's falling in love with a woman.A Love Story for Bewildered Girls is a moving and exquisitely funny novel about love, sex and heartbreak.

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La niña perdida [The Lost Girl]: Dos amigas, Libro 4

Pdf Fiction La niña perdida [The Lost Girl]: Dos amigas, Libro 4

Pdf:La niña perdida [The Lost Girl]: Dos amigas, Libro 4.La niña perdida pone punto final a Dos Amigas, la historia de dos amigas que nacieron a mediados del siglo XX en Nápoles.ESCUCHA ESTA SAGA MEMORABLE CON MÁS DE 5,5 MILLONES DE SEGUIDORES EN 42 PAÍSES.Lina y Elena son ahora adultas y han tomado caminos distintos: Elena dejó Nápoles para casarse y convertirse en una escritora de éxito en Florencia. Solo un amor de juventud que vuelve a florecer la devolverá a Nápoles, donde la espera Lina, que ahora es madre y además ha triunfado muy a su manera en el negocio local. Elena es la señora culta, Lina es en apariencia la mujer de barrio, ignorante y poco dispuesta al refinamiento, pero la inteligencia pura y la intuición están del lado de Lina.Los hechos se precipitan cuando un buen día, de repente, la hija de Lina desaparece: ¿asesinato, rapto, muerte? Nadie sabe, y el barrio murmura. Desde entonces, Lina ya no es la misma y la locura acecha. Todo - los hombres, las mujeres, el paisaje, la ciudad entera de Nápoles - se convierten en testigos del duelo de una madre que no sabe llorar y un buen día también desaparecerá, devolviendo al oyente al origen de esta espléndida saga.Inteligencia, emoción contenida, narración que se pliega a los acontecimientos y se ajusta como un guante a la trama: todo está en este audiolibro donde se ha ido cosiendo una de las obras más brillantes del siglo XXI."Quería contar solo la vida de dos mujeres. Y para hacerlo era necesario que filtrara la historia en el trasfondo de sus existencias, las cosas que de un modo u otro tenían que ver con ellas. Me gustaría que el relato ayudase a contemplar en términos narrativos un pedazo de la historia de Italia." (Elena Ferrante)Las mejores novelas contemporáneas en formato audiolibro.Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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Beyond the Garden

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Pdf:Beyond the Garden.From the best-selling author of the Sweeney Sisters series comes the much-awaited sequel to Magnolia Nights, a novel of fate, discovery, and determination. All is right in Ellie Pringle Hagood's world. Recently married to the man of her dreams and in anticipation of the big family she's always wanted, she focuses on restoring the large home she inherited from her grandmother on Charleston's prestigious Battery. Abbott, the father she adores, lives just down the street from her. She treasures her beloved housekeeper, Maddie, who offers wise counsel and loving support, and is the closest thing to a mother she's ever known. Two days a week, she volunteers for an art program she piloted at an elementary school. But then, in the midst of all her happiness, comes news that throws Ellie's life into a tailspin. Her brother-in-law has been murdered in Key West, and her sister, Lia, is wanted for questioning in the investigation. No one in Ellie's family has seen or heard from Lia in the seven months since she disappeared and left her twin three-year-old daughters in Ellie and Julian's care. The newlyweds, with several questions nagging at them, fly off to Key West in search of the missing sister. Where is Lia? How is she connected to her husband's murder? What will become of her twin daughters? The two are only at the beginning of their quest for answers and solutions, and the path they take turns out to be far more torturous and complicated than expected.

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Chaos, A Fable

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Pdf:Chaos, A Fable.A breathtaking novella about faith and anarchy by the acclaimed and prizewinning Latin American writer Rodrigo Rey Rosa.Mexican author Rubirosa is attending a book fair in Tangier when he reconnects with an old acquaintance, a Moroccan artist who asks one favor of his visiting friend: to access the puzzling files on a memory card. It could help fulfill the destiny of his son Abdelkrim. It could also unwittingly draw both men into irreversible events already in motion on distant shores.In America, Abdelkrim, a brilliant aspiring astronaut deemed "too Muslim" for citizenship, has teamed up with an equally gifted young prodigy, a witness to the plight of Syrian refugees. Together, the foreign students share a vision of altering the world's geopolitical landscape to end human suffering with a nearly inconceivable blueprint. And they can turn theory to reality. They can bring about change. But only through a technological apocalypse can there be redemption - by unleashing total chaos.A provocative morality tale that moves with the visceral rhythms of a high-tech thriller, Chaos, A Fable is a spare and stunning triumph from one of the most celebrated Latin American authors of his generation.

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World of Warcraft: Arthas - Rise of the Lich King: World of Warcraft: Blizzard Legends

Pdf Fiction World of Warcraft: Arthas - Rise of the Lich King: World of Warcraft: Blizzard Legends

Pdf:World of Warcraft: Arthas - Rise of the Lich King: World of Warcraft: Blizzard Legends.The book World of Warcraft fans have been clamoring for - the true story behind one of the Warcraft universe's most terrifying villains, Arthas the Lich King. Author Christie Golden does for Arthas what she once did for the Orc Lord Thrall in the best-selling Warcraft: Lord of the Clans, in another epic exploration of one of the key characters from the 11-million subscriber massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

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A Throne of Bones: Arts of Dark and Light, Book 1

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Pdf:A Throne of Bones: Arts of Dark and Light, Book 1.In Selenoth, the race of Man is on the ascendant. The ancient dragons sleep. The ghastly Witchkings are no more; their evil power destroyed by the courage of Men and the fearsome magic of the Elves. The Dwarves have retreated to the kingdoms of the Underdeep, the trolls hide in their mountains, and even the savage orc tribes have learned to dread the iron discipline of Amorr's mighty legions. But after 400 years of mutual suspicion, the rivalry between two of the Houses Martial that rule the Amorran Senate threatens to turn violent, and unrest sparks rebellion throughout the imperial provinces. In the north, the barbarian reavers who have long plagued the coasts of the White Sea unexpectedly plead for the royal protection of the King of Savondir, as they flee a vicious race of wolf-demons who have invaded their islands. And in the distant east, the war drums echo throughout the mountains as orcs and goblins gather in vast numbers, summoned by their bestial gods.Epic fantasy at its deepest and most gripping. Military fiction at its most fantastic. A Throne of Bones is Book one in the Arts of Dark and Light series.

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A Sellsword's Wrath: The Seven Virtues, Book 2

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Pdf:A Sellsword's Wrath: The Seven Virtues, Book 2.Aaron Envelar thought a sellsword's life was as dangerous as any life could be.He was wrong.Trapped in a conquered city with a reward on their heads, Aaron and his companions must find a way to elude the soldiers pursuing them while he struggles to understand his bond with Co, a magical creature of myth and the Virtue of Compassion. There is power within the bond, power that could help him protect his friends, if he's lucky enough to master it before the darkness within the bond consumes him.But luck, Aaron knows, is a blade reached for in the dark, the man who grasps it as likely to bleed for his trouble as find the handle.Stalked by Belgarin's soldiers, Aaron and his companions struggle to find allies before it's too late. But Belgarin's army is not the only danger they face, and even should they escape, even should Aaron master his bond with a legendary creature of magic, they may still fail. They may still die.For there are other legends in the world, other magic. And not all legends are good ones. Not all magic is benign.

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Oathblood: Vows and Honor, Book 3

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Pdf:Oathblood: Vows and Honor, Book 3.This exciting anthology includes a new novella featuring Mercedes Lackey's most popular heroines, Tarma (one of the sword-sworn and most feared of all warriors) and Kethry (who wields magic and weapons for the greater good), whose fates are suddenly bound together in blood by the powers that control their destinies. Also included in this unique volume is the complete collection of Lackey's short stories about these two brave sisters as they answer the call of their destinies with sword and sorcery.

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The Forgetting Moon

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Pdf:The Forgetting Moon.A massive army on the brink of conquest looms large in a world where prophecies are lies, magic is believed in but never seen, and hope is where you least expect to find it. Welcome to the Five Isles, where war has come in the name of the invading army of Sor Sevier, a merciless host driven by the prophetic fervor of the Angel Prince, Aeros, toward the last unconquered kingdom of Gul Kana. Yet Gault, one of the elite Knights Archaic of Sor Sevier, is growing disillusioned by the crusade he is at the vanguard of just as it embarks on his Lord Aeros' greatest triumph. While the eldest son of the fallen king of Gul Kana now reigns in ever increasing paranoid isolationism, his two sisters seek their own paths. Jondralyn, the older sister, renowned for her beauty, only desires to prove her worth as a warrior, while Tala, the younger sister, has uncovered a secret that may not only destroy her family but the entire kingdom. Then there's Hawkwood, the assassin sent to kill Jondralyn who has instead fallen in love with her and trains her in his deadly art. All are led further into dangerous conspiracies within the court. And hidden at the edge of Gul Kana is Nail, the orphan taken by the enigmatic Shawcroft to the remote whaling village of Gallows Haven, a young man who may hold the link to the salvation of the entire Five Isles. You may think you know this story, but everyone is not who they seem nor do they fit the roles you expect. Durfee has created an epic fantasy full of hope in a world based on lies.

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Reckoning of Fallen Gods: The Coven, Book 2

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Pdf:Reckoning of Fallen Gods: The Coven, Book 2.The new Coven series from the best-selling creator of Drizzt Do'Urden continues with New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore's Reckoning of Fallen Gods.The winds of change are blowing upon Fireach Speur. Aoelyn risked her life to save the trader Talmadge, and it cost her everything that is dear to her, but Talmadge survived and can't forget the amazing woman that killed a god.Little do they realize, war is coming to the mountain. Far to the west, a fallen empire stirs. One that sees a solar eclipse as a call to war. Their empire once dominated the known world, and they want it back.At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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The Blackest Heart

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Pdf:The Blackest Heart.Gladiator. Assassin. Thief. Princess. And the slave. The five warrior angels have been revealed; one by one, the mystical weapons they once wielded are being found, and an ancient prophecy is finally being fulfilled. Or is it? For when it comes to recorded history, much is intended to manipulate and deceive. Returning to the kingdom of Gul Kana, Princess Jondralyn has suffered a devastating loss, discovering that not all prophecy is to be assumed, not all scripture to be trusted. At the same time, her younger sister, Tala, has found faith within herself while facing off against villains, who are using her for their devices. Hawkwood, the former Bloodwood Assassin, is captured. And the knight, Gault, betrayed by the Angel Prince, can only wonder of the fate of his daughter who has fallen into terrible hands. All while Nail embarks upon the deadliest quest the Five Isles has ever known.

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A Sellsword's Resolve: The Seven Virtues, Book 3

Pdf Fiction A Sellsword's Resolve: The Seven Virtues, Book 3

Pdf:A Sellsword's Resolve: The Seven Virtues, Book 3.War isn't coming. It's here.Aaron and his companions prevented the assassination of a queen, but in doing so, they angered an ancient evil. Angered it, wounded it, but did not kill it, for such evil never truly dies.An army greater than any the world has ever known marches bringing steel and death with it, and somewhere, a 1,000-year-old evil lurks in the darkness, plotting and bending its will toward revenge.Aaron and his companions have gathered allies to help them in the coming battle, and each day, his bond with the Virtue of Compassion grows stronger, gifting him greater and greater power.But if life on the street taught Aaron anything, it's that no one is better able to stab you in the back as those standing behind you. And as his power with the legendary creature grows, so, too, does an uncontrollable rage that threatens to consume him.His enemies are many, his friends few, but no matter what happens, they will all learn the truth of a sellsword's strength.He will show them a sellsword's resolve.

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The Huntress: A Novel

Pdf Fiction The Huntress: A Novel

Pdf:The Huntress: A Novel."...compulsively readable historical fiction…[a] powerful novel about unusual women facing sometimes insurmountable odds with grace, grit, love and tenacity.” - Kristin Hannah, The Washington Post Named one of best books of the year by Marie Claire and Bookbub“If you enjoyed “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” read “The Huntress,” by Kate Quinn." The Washington PostFrom the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, THE ALICE NETWORK, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America.In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted…Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina’s bravery and cunning will keep her alive.Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it.Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiancée, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother’s past—only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family . . . secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear.In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.  

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Berserk Deluxe Volume 1

Pdf Fiction Berserk Deluxe Volume 1

Pdf:Berserk Deluxe Volume 1.About the Author While attending college at Nihon University, in 1988, Kentaro Miura debuted a 48-page manga known as Berserk Prototype, an introduction to the current Berserk fantasy world. It went on to win Miura a prize from the Comi Manga School. In 1989, after receiving a doctorate degree, Kentarou started a project titled King of Wolves based on a script by Buronson, writer of Hokuto no Ken (Fist Of The North Star).In 1990, the first volume Berserk was released with a relatively limited success. Miura again collaborated with Buronson on manga entitled Japan. Miura's fame grew after Berserk began 'The Golden Age' story arc and the huge success of this masterpiece made of him one of the most prominent contemporary manga artists.In 1997, Miura supervised the production of 25 anime episodes of Berserk that aired in the same year on NTV. The series has also spawned a whole host of merchandise, both official and fan made, ranging from statues and action figures, to key rings, video games, and a trading card game. In 2002, Kentaro Miura received the second place in the Tezuka Osamu (Astro Boy) Cultural Prize of Excellence for Berserk. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan. Read more

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Berserk Deluxe Volume 3

Pdf Fiction Berserk Deluxe Volume 3

Pdf:Berserk Deluxe Volume 3.About the Author While attending college at Nihon University, in 1988, Kentaro Miura debuted a 48-page manga known as Berserk Prototype, an introduction to the current Berserk fantasy world. It went on to win Miura a prize from the Comi Manga School. In 1989, after receiving a doctorate degree, Kentarou started a project titled King of Wolves based on a script by Buronson, writer of Hokuto no Ken (Fist Of The North Star).In 1990, the first volume Berserk was released with a relatively limited success. Miura again collaborated with Buronson on manga entitled Japan. Miura's fame grew after Berserk began 'The Golden Age' story arc and the huge success of this masterpiece made of him one of the most prominent contemporary manga artists.In 1997, Miura supervised the production of 25 anime episodes of Berserk that aired in the same year on NTV. The series has also spawned a whole host of merchandise, both official and fan made, ranging from statues and action figures, to key rings, video games, and a trading card game. In 2002, Kentaro Miura received the second place in the Tezuka Osamu (Astro Boy) Cultural Prize of Excellence for Berserk. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan. Read more

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Berserk Deluxe Volume 2

Pdf Fiction Berserk Deluxe Volume 2

Pdf:Berserk Deluxe Volume 2.About the Author While attending college at Nihon University, in 1988, Kentaro Miura debuted a 48-page manga known as Berserk Prototype, an introduction to the current Berserk fantasy world. It went on to win Miura a prize from the Comi Manga School. In 1989, after receiving a doctorate degree, Kentarou started a project titled King of Wolves based on a script by Buronson, writer of Hokuto no Ken (Fist Of The North Star).In 1990, the first volume Berserk was released with a relatively limited success. Miura again collaborated with Buronson on manga entitled Japan. Miura's fame grew after Berserk began 'The Golden Age' story arc and the huge success of this masterpiece made of him one of the most prominent contemporary manga artists.In 1997, Miura supervised the production of 25 anime episodes of Berserk that aired in the same year on NTV. The series has also spawned a whole host of merchandise, both official and fan made, ranging from statues and action figures, to key rings, video games, and a trading card game. In 2002, Kentaro Miura received the second place in the Tezuka Osamu (Astro Boy) Cultural Prize of Excellence for Berserk. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan. Read more

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Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight

Pdf Fiction Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight

Pdf:Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight.About the Author While attending college at Nihon University, in 1988, Kentaro Miura debuted a 48-page manga known as Berserk Prototype, an introduction to the current Berserk fantasy world. It went on to win Miura a prize from the Comi Manga School. In 1989, after receiving a doctorate degree, Kentarou started a project titled King of Wolves based on a script by Buronson, writer of Hokuto no Ken (Fist Of The North Star).In 1990, the first volume Berserk was released with a relatively limited success. Miura again collaborated with Buronson on manga entitled Japan. Miura's fame grew after Berserk began 'The Golden Age' story arc and the huge success of this masterpiece made of him one of the most prominent contemporary manga artists.In 1997, Miura supervised the production of 25 anime episodes of Berserk that aired in the same year on NTV. The series has also spawned a whole host of merchandise, both official and fan made, ranging from statues and action figures, to key rings, video games, and a trading card game. In 2002, Kentaro Miura received the second place in the Tezuka Osamu (Astro Boy) Cultural Prize of Excellence for Berserk. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan. Read more

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Sinner: Feathers and Fire, Book Five

Pdf Fiction Sinner: Feathers and Fire, Book Five

Pdf:Sinner: Feathers and Fire, Book Five.If you want to get to heaven, you've got to raise a little hell....Callie Penrose is struggling to find her special purpose in life. Rather than allying with any of the powerful supernatural groups begging to sign her up - the Vatican, the vampires, the shifters, or the armies of both heaven and hell - Callie has been picking fights with all of them.But when she's abducted by a host of angels, and a greater demon begins hunting her through the daytime streets of Kansas City, Callie learns that her past has come back to haunt her.Thanks to her actions in recent months, Solomon's Temple has been opened, and the estate sale is on a first-come, first-served basis.To win her birthright, Callie is going to need Cain's help. Even then, she's going to have to cut some corners, cross some lines, to take a bite out of an apple....But they say every Saint was once a Sinner....If you like KF Breene, Shannon Mayer, CN Crawford, Ilona Andrews, Faith Hunter, or Patricia Briggs, you will love the fifth installment of the Feathers and Fire Series.Book order:Unchained (Book 1)Rage (Book 2)Whispers (Book 3)Angel's Roar (Book 4)Sinner (Book 5)

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Water Nymph: Dark Impulse, Book 4

Pdf Fiction Water Nymph: Dark Impulse, Book 4

Pdf:Water Nymph: Dark Impulse, Book 4.Home on Lestaron Island, Jack finds himself with a new, much more domestic array of problems. The doubts unearthed by Volandar's assertion that Jack's father is still alive push him into an unorthodox and potentially illegal investigation.Now that Mira's living at the mansion under the guise of his new gardener, he's also forced to carefully manage the unexpected toll it places on his relationship with Ryoko. And of course, his ever-present need to feed poses the new question of whom to bite and how often.Warning: This book contains graphic sex, a slow building harem, and increasingly disconcerting moral dilemmas.

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Whiskey Ginger: Phantom Queen Diaries, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Whiskey Ginger: Phantom Queen Diaries, Book 1

Pdf:Whiskey Ginger: Phantom Queen Diaries, Book 1.Meet Quinn MacKenna, a black magic arms dealer from the mean streets of Boston. Everything was going fine for Quinn...until she accidentally stole from Nate Temple. She knows how to drink, fight, and steal dangerous magical artifacts - but not for money. For favors. Because all her life she's wanted only one thing - a secret so dangerous and well-guarded that no one will give it up. A ticket to the Land of the Fae so she can find her dad and finally get some answers about her past. So she doesn't ask questions of her clients, only favors, hoping that they will eventually add up to get her what she so desperately desires. And with her unique ability to nullify magic, the world's deadliest artifacts - or the clients who demand them - don't really impress her very much. But that all changes when she accidentally robs the infamous Nate Temple, and finds herself in a much deeper world of monsters and conspiracies than she ever knew existed. Because Nate Temple and his friends aren't the only things to be afraid of. Now she has to worry about his enemies, too....The newest antihero in the worldwide best-selling Nate Temple Universe by Shayne Silvers. Join Cameron O'Connell and Shayne at the literary bar to sip a dirty cocktail of feisty Irish brogue - with an unhealthy splash of monsters - today!If you like KF Breene, Shannon Mayer, CN Crawford, Ilona Andrews, or Patricia Briggs, you will love the first installment of the Phantom Queen Diaries.*Over half a million readers have been pleasured by the Temple Verse novels. Now it's your turn....*

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Gregor: Stone Society, Book 2

Pdf Fiction Gregor: Stone Society, Book 2

Pdf:Gregor: Stone Society, Book 2.Gregor Stone is a full-blooded Gargoyle and the warden at the New Atlanta Penitentiary. He spends his days running the prison and his nights looking for Unholy. With the recent discovery that Gargoyles can mate with humans, there is new hope for his kind. Gregor has found his mate, but there's one problem: she hates him. He believes his happily-ever-after is still just a fairy tale. Tessa Blackmore is Trouble with a capital T and has been since she was a baby. Tessa is a half-blood. Her father is a Gargoyle and her mother is human. The half-bloods have hidden themselves from the Gargoyles for centuries. Now that Tessa has found her mate in a full-blood, will she continue to hide, or will she give in to the pull of the mate bond? Tessa is running from her past and the madman hell bent on catching her. As he and his army close in, Tessa is forced to turn to the one man she has tried to avoid for years: her mate. Book 2 in The Stone Society is about a hot alpha Gargoyle shapeshifter and his feisty redheaded mate. While the books can be heard as stand-alones, they are better enjoyed in order.

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Spirit Ascendancy

Pdf Fiction Spirit Ascendancy

Pdf:Spirit Ascendancy.In the wake of their terrifying escape from Fairhaven Hall, sisters Jess and Hannah Ballard find themselves on the run, pursued by the two most powerful groups in the history of the spirit world. On one side, the Durupinen, determined to capture the girls and prevent their role in an ancient prophecy that promises to destroy them and unleash the spirit hordes on the earth. On the other side, the Necromancers, ancient enemies of the Durupinen, hell-bent on bringing the same prophecy to fruition. When the girls are betrayed and one of them falls into the Necromancers' hands, both face decisions with cataclysmic consequences.Will the lure of power prove too great to resist, or will the bond between the sisters survive this last, most crucial of tests?Spirit Ascendancy is the much anticipated third and final instalment of E.E. Holmes' award-winning Gateway Trilogy.

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Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Pdf Fiction Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Pdf:Where the Forest Meets the Stars.In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again.After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises.The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles. With concerns about the child's home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay - just until she learns more about Ursa's past.Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have. How does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why aren't Jo and Gabe checking the missing children's website anymore?Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made. As the summer nears an end and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle, her dangerous past closes in. When it finally catches up to them, all of their painful secrets will be forced into the open, and their fates will be left to the stars.

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A Few Pecans Short of a Pie

Pdf Fiction A Few Pecans Short of a Pie

Pdf:A Few Pecans Short of a Pie.Sexy school principal Kyle faces the biggest challenge of his career: getting his (pregnant) event planner girlfriend Margot down the aisle before the baby arrives! Fans first fell in love with big city event planner Margot in the first Southern Eclectic novel, Sweet Tea and Sympathy, as she discovered a long-lost branch of her family - the McCreadys, of McCready's Bait Shop & Funeral Home. To Margot's surprise, she's taken a liking to life in small-town Georgia...helped along by a romance with the hot elementary school principal. The two of them have been taking it slow - or they were until Margot gets pregnant. Kyle wants to make an honest woman of her, but Margot's still trying to proceed with caution. After all, she was the best event planner in Chicago before she ever came to Lake Sackett. Her wedding has to be perfect, and perfect includes not having the baby halfway down the aisle. With her trademark witty prose and warmhearted storytelling, Molly Harper's newest glimpse of the McCready family will be perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Amy E. Reichert.

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We Shouldn't

Pdf Fiction We Shouldn't

Pdf:We Shouldn't.From number one New York Times best-selling author Vi Keeland comes a new, sexy stand-alone novel.Bennett Fox walked into my life on one hell of a crappy Monday morning.I was late for the first day at my new job - a job I'd now have to compete for, even though I'd already worked eight years to earn it, because of an unexpected merger.While I lugged my belongings up to my new office, a meter maid wrote me a parking summons. She'd ticketed a long line of cars - except for the Audi parked in front of me, which happened to be the same make and model as mine.Annoyed, I decided to regift my ticket to the car that had evaded a fine. Chances were the owner would pay it and be none the wiser. Except, I accidentally broke the windshield wiper while slipping the ticket onto the car's window. Seriously, my day couldn't get any worse.Things started to perk up when I ran into a gorgeous man in the elevator. We had one of those brief moments that only happens in movies. You know the deal...your body lights up, fireworks go off, and the air around you crackles with electricity. His heated stare left me flush when I stepped off the elevator. Maybe things here wouldn't be so bad after all. Or so I thought.Until I walked into my new boss's office and met my competition. The gorgeous man from the elevator was now my nemesis. His heated stare wasn't because of any mutual attraction. It was because he'd saw me vandalize his car. And now, he couldn't wait to annihilate his rival.There's a fine line between love and hate - and we shouldn't cross it. We shouldn't - but straddling that line could be so much fun.

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Turning Point

Pdf Fiction Turning Point

Pdf:Turning Point.In Danielle Steel's powerful new novel, four trauma doctors - the best and brightest in their field - confront exciting new challenges, both personally and professionally, when given an unusual opportunity.Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco's busiest emergency room, SF General. With his ex-wife and daughters in London, he immerses himself in his work and lives for rare visits with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital, UCSF at Mission Bay, Stephanie Lawrence has two young sons, a frustrated stay-at-home husband, and not enough time for any of them. Harvard-educated Wendy Jones is a dedicated trauma doctor at Stanford, trapped in a dead-end relationship with a married cardiac surgeon. And Tom Wylie's popularity with women rivals the superb medical skills he employs at his Oakland medical center, but he refuses to let anyone get too close, determined to remain unattached forever.These exceptional doctors are chosen for an honor and a unique project: to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training program. As professionals, they will gain invaluable knowledge from the program. As ordinary men and women, they will find that the City of Light opens up incredible new possibilities, exhilarating, enticing, and frightening.When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before - with consequences that will last a lifetime. 

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California Girls

Pdf Fiction California Girls

Pdf:California Girls.The California sunshine's not quite so bright for three sisters who get dumped in the same week....Finola, a popular LA morning-show host, is famously upbeat until she's blindsided on live TV by the news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation who has set their affair to music. While avoiding the tabloids and pretending she's just fine, she's crumbling inside, desperate for him to come to his senses and for life to go back to normal.Zennie's breakup is no big loss. Although the world insists she pair up, she'd rather be surfing. So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no-brainer - after all, she has an available womb and no other attachments to worry about. Except...when everyone else, including her big sister, thinks she's making a huge mistake, being pregnant is a lot lonelier - and more complicated - than she imagined.Never the tallest, thinnest, or prettiest sister, Ali is used to being overlooked, but when her fiancé sends his disapproving brother to call off the wedding, it's a new low. And yet Daniel continues to turn up "for support", making Ali wonder if maybe - for once - someone sees her in a way no one ever has.But side by side by side, these sisters will start over and rebuild their lives with all the affection, charm, and laugh-out-loud humor that is classic Susan Mallery.

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Right Where I Want You

Pdf Fiction Right Where I Want You

Pdf:Right Where I Want You.There's a thin line between love and hate...and it cuts right through the middle of their office.Bad boys? They run right over good girls like Georgina Keller. But after a confidence-shattering breakup, she's determined not to let anyone at her new workplace push her around - least of all the brooding creative director, a "bad boy of publishing" who's made it clear she's enemy number one.Sebastian Quinn's taste for fast cars, late nights, and beautiful women may have gotten him to the top of a leading New York magazine, but the reputation that made him is suddenly threatening to end his career.Georgina can help Modern Man shed its bad reputation, but in order to do that, she'll have to start at the top - and no amount of rakish charm or inconvenient attraction will distract her.Because if Sebastian gets her right where he wants her, it means she's going down.From USA Today best-selling author Jessica Hawkins comes a witty workplace romance stand-alone.

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The Dirty Ones

Pdf Fiction The Dirty Ones

Pdf:The Dirty Ones.They said write what you know so that's what I did. I wrote dirty, I wrote erotic, I wrote the truth. And then they called me a liar. But it's not me who's lying, it's them.Our story isn't for everyone. It's not even for us.So if you're looking for the fairy tale and the stupid prince on his dumb white horse, move along. You've got a hold of the wrong book. This is not your story, this is not your life, and this is not your opportunity to dip your frightened little toe into the dark pool of water and "try new things" and then pull it out and decide... #NotForMe.When you go in with us you go all in. So make a decision before you listen in.Because I'm making one promise with this book. Just one. We are The Dirty Ones and this is our truth.The Dirty Ones is a brand new thrilling stand-alone romance about the secret world of erotica authors.Includes a special bonus note from the author.

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Boyfriend for Hire

Pdf Fiction Boyfriend for Hire

Pdf:Boyfriend for Hire.I'm the guy you call when you need to impress your overbearing family, your boss, or your ex. Yeah, I'm a male escort, but not just any escort, I'm the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that's very well-deserved.I'm the guy who'll make you feel beautiful, desired, and worshipped...all for a steep price. I'm hired to make you shine, and I always deliver.I'll be whatever you want me to be for one night - except my true self. This is just a job, a role I play to earn a paycheck.But I'm not the guy who falls for a client. Not once in six years.And then I meet Elle. Her friend has hired me to escort her to a wedding, but Elle doesn't know we're just pretending.There's a fire between us I never expected. A connection I haven't felt in so long. One kiss, and I'm losing all control.But what will happen when she finds out who I really am?

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Silent Night

Pdf Fiction Silent Night

Pdf:Silent Night.Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her own acting dreams into making her daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered by unforeseeable tragedy.  Now, Emma is living with her Aunt Whitney, who had chosen a very different path from her sister's. Whitney was always the studious older sister, hating the cult of celebrity that enveloped their childhood. Instead, she is a psychiatrist who lives for her work and enjoys a no-strings-attached love affair with a wealthy venture capitalist. But at a moment's notice, Whitney drops everything to help her niece.  Once famous, outgoing, and charismatic, Emma is now a shadow of her former self - without speech, without memory, lost and terrified. But with her Aunt Whitney's help, along with a team of caregivers and doctors, Emma begins to find her way, starting her young life all over again - and changing the lives of everyone around her.  Emotionally gripping and richly involving, Silent Night explores how the heart has mysterious healing powers of its own and how blessings happen when we think all is lost.

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After: The After Series, Book 1

Pdf Fiction After: The After Series, Book 1

Pdf:After: The After Series, Book 1.Experience the internet's most talked-about book, now a major motion picture, from Anna Todd, the writer Cosmopolitan called "the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation". Now with a new bonus chapter read by the film's Hero Fiennes Tiffin and a letter to listeners read by Anna Todd.There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there's everything after.... Life will never be the same. #Hessa Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She's got direction, ambition, and a mother who's intent on keeping her that way. But she's barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos, Hardin is cute and different from what she's used to. But he's also rude - to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does - until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss, it ignites within her a passion she's never known before. He'll call her beautiful, then insist he isn't the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper. Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin's prejudice about nice girls like her? Unless...could this be love?

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The Mister

Pdf Fiction The Mister

Pdf:The Mister.The passionate new romance from E L James, author of the phenomenal number-one best-selling Fifty Shades Trilogy London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he's never had to work, and he's rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family's noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It's a role he's not prepared for and one that he struggles to face. But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who's recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she's an alluring mystery, and Maxim's longing for her deepens into a passion that he's never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he's been hiding secrets of his own? From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the listener breathless to the very last moment.

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99 Percent Mine: A Novel

Pdf Fiction 99 Percent Mine: A Novel

Pdf:99 Percent Mine: A Novel.Fans and critics alike raved over USA Today best-selling author Sally Thorne's smash hit debut novel, The Hating Game - which sold in over 20 countries. Now she's back with an unforgettable romantic comedy about a twin sister and brother struggling over an inheritance - and the sexy best friend who comes between them.Crush: a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach....If Darcy Barrett hadn't met her dream man when she was eight years old, the rest of the male population wouldn't be such a let-down. No one measures up to Tom Valeska, aka the best man on Earth, not in looks, brain, or heart. Even worse is the knowledge that her twin brother Jamie saw him first, and claimed him forever as his best friend. Tom's off limits and loyal to her brother, 99 percent. One percent of Tom has had to be enough for Darcy, and her adoration has been sustained by his shy kindness. And if she's honest, his tight t-shirts. Now Darcy's got three months left to get her life together, before her twin insists on selling the tumble-down cottage they inherited from their grandmother. By night, she's working in a seedy bar, shooting down lame pickups from bikers. By day, she's sewing underwear for her best friend and wasting her award-winning photography skills on website shots of pens and novelty mugs. She's enjoying living the messy life, and a glass of wine or 10... until that one night, when she finds a six-foot-six perfect package on her porch. Tom's here, he's bearing power tools - and he's single for the first time in a decade. As a house flipper extraordinaire, Tom has been dispatched by Jamie to give the cottage a drastic facelift that will result in a ton of cash. Darcy doesn't appreciate Tom's unsentimental approach to knocking down walls, and he really, really doesn't approve of her current burnout boyfriend. They can't be in the same room together without sparks flying - and it's not the faulty wiring. One bedroom wall separates them at night, and even that's looking flimsy. Will Tom ever see Darcy as anything other than a little-sister obstacle to get around? And can she stand up to her most formidable opponent - her twin? This time around, she's determined to make Tom Valeska 99 percent hers, and he's never managed to say no to her yet... 

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Famous Men Who Never Lived

Pdf Fiction Famous Men Who Never Lived

Pdf:Famous Men Who Never Lived.Review “With an eerie and ingenious premise, K Chess explores in a fresh way the most universal of human experiences: loss, regret, and the longing for what might have been. With its refugees from a parallel universe, this inventive book does what only fiction can do: describes an impossible world in order to more clearly show us our own.” - Karen Thompson Walker, author of THE AGE OF MIRACLES“Famous Men Who Never Lived is a fascinating novel: complex, uncanny, powerful. K Chess adroitly enacts Joyce’s  'cracked looking glass' and gives us an off-kilter reflection that allows us to really see who we are. The wit, elaboration, and detail of her invention are spectacular.” - Dana Spiotta, author of INNOCENTS AND OTHERS“The novel jumps off from a fascinating premise into strange and fertile territory. K Chess constructs not just one universe, but two, and delicately entangles them to create a rich, engrossing exploration of displacement, history, memory, of the past and the present. Conceptually adventurous yet full of feeling, Famous Men Who Never Lived is a smart, thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable debut.” - Charles Yu, author of HOW TO LIVE SAFEY IN A SCIENCE FICTIONAL UNIVERSE“This novel is beautiful, thoughtful, and impossible to forget. . . . I’ve already recommended it to everyone I know.” - Book Riot“Chess’ debut novel offers an intriguing and fresh spin on the parallel-worlds theme with its timely emphasis on the challenges facing migrants in hostile, unfamiliar surroundings, marking her as a promising new voice in speculative fiction.” - Booklist“Fantastic world-building . . . Chess is a writer to watch.” - Kirkus“An awesome and humbling literary achievement . . . As its characters grasp for a concrete place to rest in a world that ever diverges from its set paths, Famous Men Who Never Lived is mesmerizing.” - Foreword (Starred Review) Read more About the Author K Chess was a W.K. Rose Fellow and her short stories have been honored by the Nelson Algren Award and the Pushcart Prize. She earned an MFA from Southern Illinois University and currently teaches at GrubStreet. She lives with her wife in Boston, MA. Read more

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Afterlife with Archie: Betty R.I.P.

Pdf Fiction Afterlife with Archie: Betty R.I.P.

Pdf:Afterlife with Archie: Betty R.I.P..Review “The sheer strength of this book as a horror title continues to astound.” -- WIRED“One of the biggest surprises of the year has been how willing Archie Comics has been to take risks.” -- MENTAL FLOSS“Afterlife with Archie is a subversively intelligent horror epic.” -- PASTE MAGAZINE“AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE brims with tension and, as usual, elements of surprise.” -- NEWSARAMA“A superbly conceived and executed effort that only gets better.” -- COMIC BOOK RESOURCES“Let’s give it up for the return of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE because folks, this is one hell of a series.” -- BLOODY DISGUSTING“Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla have created a wonderful new comic world that manages to punch you in the gut with each emotional development.” -- COMIC VINE'A fresh take on an existing property that is neither a reboot nor a gimmicky identity-swap, a reinvention of character that both terrifies and evokes sympathy. Well done, Archie.' -- FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND“With its compelling narrative and vibrant palette, Afterlife with Archie’s return makes for a frighteningly good read.” --  IGN “Vivid, disturbing horror.” -- UPROXX “I think all of us knew that when the zombie apocalypse happened, it would be Reggie Mantle’s fault.” -- COMICS ALLIANCE“A darn good read.” -- CAPTAIN COMICS Read more About the Author ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer. In television, he was a writer on the HBO series BIG LOVE and is currently a writer/producer on GLEE. For Marvel Comics, he has written SPIDER-MAN, THE FANTASTIC FOUR (winning a Harvey Award for MK 4), and many others, and also adapted Stephen King's epic novel THE STAND into a best-selling 30-issue series. His theater work includes over fifteen plays produced around the world including the new AMERICAN PSYCHO musical; on Broadway, he was part of the team brought on to revamp SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK. For film, he has written the new 2013 CARRIE, based on the Brian DePalma classic, and a remake of the cult classic THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, both for MGM. For Warner Brothers, he has written a new version of the horror musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and the live-action Archie TV series RIVERDALE. Read more

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Strange Highways

Pdf Fiction Strange Highways

Pdf:Strange Highways.About the Author SAMWISE, aka Sam Didier, is senior art director at Blizzard Entertainment. He joined the company in 1991 and is responsible for directing the art style for Warcraft, StarCraft, and Heroes of the Storm, as well as for creating artwork for World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Diablo. Samwise’s previous books include Grimbeard: Tales of the Last Dwarf and The Last Winter. Micky Neilson is a two-time New York Times best-selling author whose graphic novels Ashbringer (#2 on the list) and Pearl of Pandaria (#3) have both been published in six languages. As one of the first writers at Blizzard Entertainment, he has more than two decades of experience in the cutting edge of the gaming industry. In 2016 Riverdale Avenue Press published his memoir Lost and Found: An Autobiography About Discovering Family, available wherever books are sold. He has also self-published his first full-length horror novel, The Turning, and its prequel, Whisper Lake, both on Amazon. Most recently, Micky was tapped to write the comic book series The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen, a continuation of the beloved 1981 Joe Dante horror film The Howling. Read more

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Bloodlust & Bonnets

Pdf Fiction Bloodlust & Bonnets

Pdf:Bloodlust & Bonnets.About the Author Emily McGovern is from Brussels, Belgium and writes bios for herself in the third-person cuz it looks way more professional. She went to London to do a foundation degree in art and design, instantly hated it, so decided to do a BA in Russian instead and spent a year living in a commune in the middle of the Russian forest. She now works as a full-time cartoonist and is the creator of the webcomic My Life As a Background Slytherin.  Read more

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Eden

Pdf Fiction Eden

Pdf:Eden.Review One of Vanity Fair's 'Summer's Smartest and Most Innovative Thrillers'  ​One of Nylon’s “Great Books to Read this Summer” One of BBC.com's '10 Books to Read in July'  One of Bitch Media's 'Books Feminists Should Read in July' One of Bustle's 'Books You Need to Know This Week'  One of Chronogram's '6 Books to Read this Summer' One of iBooks 'Summer's Most Anticipated Books' One of The Millions's 'Most Anticipated' A Publisher’s Lunch “Emerging Voice” 'Kleine’s crisp sentences paint Hope as a protagonist with watchful eyes in a world that confuses her. The mystery of Eden unfolds across America with humor and some clever detective work, combining a page-turner with a moving meditation on the limitations of family amidst trauma.'—Vanity Fair, 'Summer's Smartest and Most Innovative Thrillers' 'A devastating, revelatory examination of trauma, memory, creation, and the ways in which we define ourselves according to our experiences.'—NYLON, 'Great Books to Read this Summer' 'Kleine renders the people Hope loves and the trauma that holds her back with subtlety and compassion.'—BBC.com, '10 Books to Read in July' “I read this novel in one sitting because I simply couldn’t stop reading…when I closed the book, I couldn’t stop thinking about Hope and Eden, and what would happen next.”—Book Riot, 'The Best Books We Read in June 2018''Eden is that rare bird of a book that manages to be both a page-turner and a moving and stark meditation—on sisterhood, violence, trauma, memory, and how a single event can shape a life.'—Chronogram, '6 Books to Read this Summer' 'Fascinating...the grown-up part of Hope’s life as a lovelorn, struggling playwright living in New York City is riveting.”—New York Journal of Books 'Powerful and harrowing.'—Vol. 1 Brooklyn 'Don’t miss this haunting novel with heartbreaking themes of attachment and trauma.'—Hello Giggles 'Hope has lost everything: She’s been dumped by her long-term girlfriend, kicked out of her apartment, and orphaned after her mother dies from cancer. But Larry, a man who, years before, abducted Hope and her half-sister, Eden, from a bus station is eligible for parole. Hope believes Larry should stay in prison, but the district attorney thinks she and Eden will have to share more information about the kidnapping with the parole board to guarantee that. That’s how Hope embarks on a cross-country journey to find her estranged sister and confront the trauma that’s she been avoiding for far too long.'—Bitch Media, '11 Books Feminists Should Read in July' 'Kleine is no stranger to violence, and Eden is a hard, sometimes frightening look at the way trauma follows us.'—The Millions, 'Most Anticipated' 'It would be easy to read Eden as a literary mystery exploring trauma and its after-effects, yet Kleine is up to something more diffuse and sprawling. I was as drawn in to the details of the semi-struggling artist’s life, which recalled Lynne Tillman’s brainy downtown deadpan, as I was to Hope’s increasingly dispirited search for Eden in an old VW camper van.'—Lambda Literary Review 'I really liked Eden by Andrea Kleine, about how a childhood abduction changes two sisters' lives—the voice is so interesting and unique, and the book has that combination of darkness and funny hopefulness that I love.'—Emily Gould, Emily Books 'Fascinating...a gripping portrait of the lingering effects of trauma.'—Publishers Weekly  “A compelling tale…striking.”—Kirkus Reviews 'Performance artist Kleine portrays a young woman’s bumpy and sometimes uncomfortable journey toward resolution and self-reliance in this novel of discovery and healing.'—Library Journal 'Eden is an artful, deeply engrossing and moving novel about our struggle to understand how our past (and our understanding of the past) has shaped who we are. Hope, a survivor who narrates the novel from both her childhood and from her adulthood, is a wonderfully realized and nuanced character.  She is flawed, complicated, a mess—but she is also far stronger and wiser than she realizes.'—Dana Spiotta, author of Innocents and Others   'The best novels name those aspects of surviving that we know only from the inside, to which we have not, or cannot bear to put words. In this novel, Andrea Kleine has articulated the way trauma creates us, and we, in turn, create it: as a story, a song, a sister, a sore place that we worry as if our touch might heal. In these characters she has articulated the many dark and beautiful things that come when we face our pasts and ourselves, and that hard alternate freedom--of running away.'—Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart andAbandon Me “Eden is totally consuming and hard to put down. Andrea Kleine writes with wit and heart in this devastating and beautiful novel about sisterhood, violence, and how a single event can shape a life.”—Swan Huntley, author of The Goddesses and We Could Be Beautiful 'An unsentimental limning of the misuses of innocence and art-making that manages to break your heart from page one. Eden is a tasty, nasty, finally sweet bite out of lots of modern tropes: trauma, memory, attachment, consequence.'—Rebecca Wolff, author of The Beginners and One Morning “Andrea Kleine’s gripping, intelligent novel is a work of great honesty. We meet Hope as she sorts through her strained life having survived abduction as a child, and journey with her as she accumulates strength in a search for her half-sister, Eden. I was engrossed by this story through its final pages.”—Alice Elliott Dark, author of In the Gloaming 'Where does a story start? How does it end? How do we make sense of the past so the present isn’t undone by it? Andrea Kleine’s insightful, wise and beautiful novel, Eden, elegantly and humorously examines how we travel forward and back on the gorgeous, potholed road trip of our lives.'—Jennifer Gilmore, author of Something Red and The Mothers “Among the many reasons to read the fierce and wonderful Eden are its sly structure, its delicious pacing, its humor, its meditation on the strange, indelible phenomenon of being a sister, and its abiding interest in the ways tragedy defines us and the ways it doesn’t. What I love most is the way these elements conspire to deliver a fresh and moving portrait of an artist. A spirit sister to Patti Smith’s Just Kids, Eden tells the bounteous, searching, sorrowful, invigorating story of what it is to make a life out of making art.”—Maud Casey, author of The Man Who Walked Away Read more About the Author ANDREA KLEINE is the author of the novel Calf, which was named one of the best books of 2015 by Publishers Weekly. She is a five-time MacDowell Colony fellow and the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship.   Read more

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Redneck Volume 3: Longhorns

Pdf Fiction Redneck Volume 3: Longhorns

Pdf:Redneck Volume 3: Longhorns.With life at its absolute lowest for the Bowman family, they’re forced to turn to a clan Bartlett had hoped to avoid for the rest of his very long life. Why? It’s led by his ex, July...Collects REDNECK #13-18.

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Gideon Falls Volume 2: Original Sins

Pdf Fiction Gideon Falls Volume 2: Original Sins

Pdf:Gideon Falls Volume 2: Original Sins.In the series that writer MARK MILLAR (HIT GIRL) called "the best comic of 2018", rural mystery and urban horror collide in the second volume of the runaway best-selling series by JEFF LEMIRE and ANDREA SORRENTINO, the acclaimed creative duo behind Green Arrow and Old Man Logan. The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed up Catholic Priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets become dangerously intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn — an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, leaving death and madness in its wake. Collects GIDEON FALLS #7-11

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Curse Words Volume 4: Queen Margaret

Pdf Fiction Curse Words Volume 4: Queen Margaret

Pdf:Curse Words Volume 4: Queen Margaret.The cult hit moves on to its fourth arc, “Them Blue Wizard Blues,” in which the action returns to our world for an all-out assault on Wizord and his burgeoning sorcerous family. Wizord’s made plenty of enemies during his time on Earth, and now the chickens have come home to roost. It’s bad news for Wizord... but he probably (definitely) deserves it.Collects CURSE WORDS #16-20 and the CURSE WORDS SUMMER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL.

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Endless Online: Oblivion's Blade: Endless Online Series, A LitRPG Adventure, Book 1

Pdf Fiction Endless Online: Oblivion's Blade: Endless Online Series, A LitRPG Adventure, Book 1

Pdf:Endless Online: Oblivion's Blade: Endless Online Series, A LitRPG Adventure, Book 1.Val had returned from his latest tour of duty scarred in body and soul. Barely able to walk and drugged to the gills for pain, he thought his killing days were finally behind him. He couldn't have been more wrong. Endless Online, a hyper futuristic game where players could truly live another life...Val loved the idea of starting over in virtual reality. But when someone he cares about turns up missing after chasing that same dream, Val quickly learns that Endless is no simple game. And if Val can't figure out the dark secrets behind this realm of wizards, warriors, and intergalactic conquest, then it's game over. For everyone...

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The Black River Chronicles: The Ursvaal Exchange: Black River Academy, Volume 2

Pdf Fiction The Black River Chronicles: The Ursvaal Exchange: Black River Academy, Volume 2

Pdf:The Black River Chronicles: The Ursvaal Exchange: Black River Academy, Volume 2.Student ranger Durren Flintrand had thought he was settling in at the Black River Academy for swordcraft and spellcraft. But when rebellious rogue Tia Locke uncovers a horrifying secret in the dungeons beneath the school, Durren quickly realizes that the challenges he's faced so far were scant preparation for what lies ahead. Along with magic-averse wizard Arein and blunt but good-hearted fighter Hule, he and Tia find themselves on Black River's first student-exchange program: They're being sent to the Shadow Mountain Academy in the dank and dismal land of Ursvaal, and they're going whether they like it or not.At Shadow Mountain, things are done differently. No longer is Durren a ranger but a bard, despite his lacking the slightest notion of what being a bard involves. And not only that but Tia is acting even more strangely than usual, Hule is taking being a paladin awfully seriously, and Arein has a new party member with ideas very different from her own to contend with, in the shape of irascible cleric Cailliper Ancrux - who wants nothing less than to be involved with Shadow Mountain's unpopular newcomers.The four Black River students will have to relearn everything they thought they knew; but the threats surrounding them aren't about to wait. Can they hope to survive an uprising of the dead, the winged horror that haunts this desolate land, and an ancient plot risen from the blackest depths of Ursvaal's history? And even if the somehow should, can Durren possibly overcome his tone deafness and learn to play the lute?

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Stalingrad: Letters from the Volga

Pdf Fiction Stalingrad: Letters from the Volga

Pdf:Stalingrad: Letters from the Volga.Review 'The authors provide a unique walk through the battle of Stalingrad, the bloodiest urban battle fought by two major armies in history…. The book is unusual in that the authors use drawings to guide the reader through the experience and provide a sense of immediacy within the conflict as well. They provide an innovative way to provide immersion for the reader similar to a film or an animated tale. The experience is a powerful one and I highly recommend acquiring the book and immersing yourself in the experience.' --Defense.info Read more About the Author Antonio Gil is a Spanish illustrator and comic author who specializes in military culture. His work can be seen in more than 100 publications in specialized magazines and books focusing on different periods of history, from Ancient Rome to the operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a frequent guest at conferences, speaking about the Eastern Front in World War II, and mainly about the German operations in Stalingrad, of which he is a specialist.Daniel Ortega is a Spanish author of a series of novels published about a group of German soldiers surviving the horrors of World War II and of the German army. He is a specialist in the structure of the German army and the European theater in World War II. Read more

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The Stars Below: Vega Jane, Book 4

Pdf Fiction The Stars Below: Vega Jane, Book 4

Pdf:The Stars Below: Vega Jane, Book 4.This. Means. War. The explosive conclusion to David Baldacci's instant number-one worldwide best-selling and award-winning fantasy series. This is it. Vega Jane has tried to outrun, outsmart, and outlast her enemy, but the showdown she has dreaded is finally here. Her ragtag crew must take a stand against a fully trained army, knowing the odds are impossible, knowing each of them could die for nothing. But when evil comes, heroes stand to meet it. When injustice appears, the only choice is to stand and fight. Master storyteller David Baldacci sounds the drums of war in the jaw-dropping conclusion to the number-one international best-selling Vega Jane fantasy series.

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Fallen Academy: Year Three

Pdf Fiction Fallen Academy: Year Three

Pdf:Fallen Academy: Year Three.It will take every ounce of strength and training Brielle has to survive year three. Meanwhile, Lincoln will also be fighting his own battle for survival. Each of them worlds apart.

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First Song: Anthem of Infinity Series, Book 1

Pdf Fiction First Song: Anthem of Infinity Series, Book 1

Pdf:First Song: Anthem of Infinity Series, Book 1.It has been two years since the Shift - when most technology stopped working, and the laws of physics changed. Humanity has been brought to its knees. Like other survivors, Noah Henson has heard rumors of the Aelves. Among other guesses, predatory aliens seem as good as any other theory for what caused the Shift.   But for Noah, everything else takes second place to survival, sometimes even self-respect... or any sort of decency. Lawless, post-apocalypse America had forced Noah to make many difficult decisions, and he has never seemed to choose correctly. However, despite hating himself, he doesn't have the strength or the courage to change.   He will get a lucky break in a big way, through a mysterious orb with otherworldly power.  In time, perhaps Noah will find another path. And if he does die during the Shift, maybe it won't be the end of his story. Sometimes, another chance can be an opportunity for redemption.

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Coming Home

Pdf Fiction Coming Home

Pdf:Coming Home.Salchar and the Free Fleet are tired, low on resources, man power and ships that should actually be flying. Yet they have a mandate, free those that are being oppressed. Sarenmenti, Humans, Kuruvians, Chaleelians, and the genetic creations of the AI called the Planner, Avarians, band together under the banner of the Free Fleet to go to the fleet's birthplace - Earth. Life is nothing but a battle for a survival, and Salchar is going to have to use all of his skills to keep his people alive. The galaxy has a few surprises to throw his way, as well as some politicians up to their own games. Salchar is going to wish for battles instead of dealing with the twisted minds of politicians and a people that think they are still the center of the universe.

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Broken Lands

Pdf Fiction Broken Lands

Pdf:Broken Lands.New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry returns to the world of Rot & Ruin with this first novel in a brand new series that's more thrilling and filled with exceptionally terrifying adventures. Ever since her mother's death, Gabriella "Gutsy" Gomez has spent her days flying under the radar. But when her mother's undead body is returned to her doorstep from the grave and Gutsy witnesses a pack of ravagers digging up Los Muertos - her mother's name for the undead - she realizes that life finds you no matter how hard you try to hide from it. Meanwhile, Benny Imura and his gang set out on a journey to finish what Captain Joe Ledger started: They're going to find a cure. After what they went through in the Rot and Ruin, they think they've seen it all, but as they venture into new and unexplored territory, they soon learn that the zombies they fought before were nothing compared to what they'll face in the wild beyond the peace and safety of their fortified town.

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The Recruitment Rise of the Free Fleet

Pdf Fiction The Recruitment Rise of the Free Fleet

Pdf:The Recruitment Rise of the Free Fleet.They called it The Recruitment. Thousands were kidnapped and trained to fight. One fought back.  James Cook was a gamer headed for the biggest gaming match on Earth. Instead the Planetary Defense Force kidnapped him, his team and 20,000 others.  Their alien trainers don't care how many of them survive, they only care that they can fight.   James Cook was a gamer, but his avatar Salchar, he was a fighter, a leader, and the man the recruits need. James must put his doubts about himself aside, there's no guide to this, no strategy and it's definitely not a game. He will need to become Salchar, with one goal, to protect his people.  This is the story of Salchar, his recruits, and the Rise of their Free Fleet.

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Halo: Battle Born

Pdf Fiction Halo: Battle Born

Pdf:Halo: Battle Born.Don't miss the first-ever young adult fiction novel based on the megahit Halo video game series!Saskia, Dorian, Evie, and Victor aren't exactly friends at their small high school on the middle-of-nowhere colony world of Meridian. Each has their own problems, from absent parents to supporting their family, getting into a good college to making the next hit holo-film. But those problems were nothing next to the threat now facing their world: The alien alliance known as the Covenant is laying siege to Meridian, for reasons that aren't so easily explained. With their village in flames, the four teens find themselves stuck aboveground, locked out of the town shelter where the rest of the survivors are gathered. Together, Saskia, Dorian, Evie, and Victor are thrust into battle with nothing but a few scavenged weapons and an injured Spartan, one of the UNSC's super-soldiers. What's forged