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By Joyce Mandeville. 1999
Wall Street crashes in New York and the world is reeling - but all Glory is worried about is the… drunken priest and why fat Aunt Flo is always upset. But when Glory goes into the woods one day with her best friend Pammy, something happens. Something terrifying, which leaves Pammy convinced that the Virgin Mary has saved them. Glory isn't so sure, but she asks the Virgin for a miracle anyway. And gets it: a pair of much-desired 'Mary Jane' shoes. Soon miracles are happening two-a-penny: the drunken priest dries out, Aunt Flo gets her wish and her mother develops strange powers. But the story soon gets out and, once the dead town starts to thrive again, problems emerge . . . Curious, quirky and magical, this is a novel of childhood, belief and love set in the heart of America.
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. 2016
It is 1916 and the Hunters, their friends and their servants are settling down to the business of war. As… conscription reaches into every household, Britain turns out men and shells in industrial numbers from army camps and munitions factories up and down the land. Bobby, the second Hunter son, gains his wings and joins his brother in France. Ethel, the under housemaid, embarks on a quest and Laura Hunter sets out on her biggest adventure yet. Diana, the eldest Hunter daughter, finds a second chance at happiness in the last place she'd think of looking, and matriarch Beattie's past comes back to haunt her. But as the battle of the Somme grinds into action, the shadow of death falls over every part of the country, and the Hunter household cannot remain untouched.The Land of my Dreams is the third book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1916, at home and on the front, this is a richly researched and a wonderfully authentic family drama featuring the Hunter family and their servants.
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. 2014
In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life… will never be the same again. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter. Below stairs, Cook and Ada, the head housemaid, grow more terrified of German invasion with every newspaper atrocity story. Ethel, under housemaid, can't help herself when it comes to men and now soldiers add to the temptation; yet there's more to this flighty girl than meets the eye. The once-tranquil village of Northcote reels under an influx of khaki volunteers, wounded soldiers and Belgian refugees. The war is becoming more dangerous and everyone must find a way to adapt to this rapidly changing world. Goodbye Piccadilly is the first book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1914, Goodbye Piccadilly is extraordinary in scope and imagination and is a compelling introduction to the Hunter family.
By Carole Matthews. 2013
Last year, Hannah's Christmas was full of love, happiness and romance. Things couldn't be more different this Christmas. Broken-hearted and… lonely, Hannah wishes she could be happy and in love again but she is struggling to find even a glimmer of her old festive spirit. Luckily for her, there's some Christmas magic in the air . . . A Christmas Wish is a heart-warming ebook exclusive short story that will make you a firm believer in the power of Christmas. So take twenty minutes for yourself and indulge yourself in this romantic and festive tale. *Includes an extract from Carole's wonderful festive novel, Calling Mrs Christmas*
By Catherine King. 2014
Desire Lettie Hargreaves wants more than her simple, uncomplicated life with her grandmother can provide. She longs for excitement and… love and she's determined to make something of herself. Deceit There is something about Lettie's mother that Ivy has kept hidden from her granddaughter, something that would shatter her world. So when Lettie suggests going into service for the ailing Lady Laughton, Ivy knows she must do something to stop it. Determination Feeling stifled and confused, Lettie chooses a different path that offers her the chance at love and of the life she so craves. But she is still the same strong-minded young woman and her ambition may do more harm than good as she is entirely unaware of the secrets her actions will uncover.
By Nigel Packer. 2014
Elderly retired architect Otto Laird lives a peaceful, if slightly bemused, existence in Switzerland with his second wife, Anika. Once… renowned for his radical and controversial designs, he now spends his days communing with nature and writing eccentric (and un-posted) letters to old friends. But Otto's comfortable life is rudely interrupted when he learns that his most significant and revolutionary building, Marlowe House, a 1960s local authority tower block in south London is to be demolished. Otto is outraged. Determined to do everything in his power to save the building, he reluctantly agrees to take part in a television documentary, which will mean returning to London for the first time in twenty-five years to live for a week in Marlowe House. Once Otto becomes reacquainted with the city he called home for most of his life, his memories begin to come alive. And as he explores his past, ponders his present and considers the future -- for himself and his building -- Otto embarks on a most remarkable journey, one that will change everything he ever thought he knew about himself and those closest to him. Funny, moving and heart-warming, this is a novel featuring one of the most endearing protagonists you will ever meet, whose story will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
By Joyce Carol Thomas. 1986
By Pat Lowery Collins. 2009
While studying under Vivaldi, three girls in a Venice orphanage forge their own notions of love in a sensuous, engrossing… novel told in three narrative voices. It is a longing search for love that motivates three girls living in the Ospedale della Pietà, an orphanage renowned for its extraordinary musical program. But for Rosalba, Anetta, and Luisa, the love they seek is not where they expect to find it. Set in the early 1700s in the heart of Venice, this remarkable novel deftly weaves the history of Antonio Vivaldi's early musical career into the lives of three young women who excel in voice and instrument. Under the composer's tutelage and care, the orphans find expression, sustenance, and passion. But can the sheltered life of the orphanage prepare them for the unthinkable dangers outside its walls?
By B. J. James. 2003
Someone is stealing the teeth underneath children's pillows! Who could it be? It's the Terrible Tooth Snatcher. He has captured… the Tooth Fairy and is attempting to take over the world. The Supertwins to the rescue.
By Damien Graves. 2006
Michael is afraid of the dark. Soon, he'll realize there's nothing to fear except fear itself -- until he meets… the hideous things that stalk him in the night. This story is joined by two additional tales for this frightening collection.
By Laura E. Williams. 2001
A terrible crime committed long ago in Mystic, Maine, resulted in a ghost haunting the area. When a team of… archaeologists arrive, things start to happen. Twins Jen and Zeke must uncover the secrets of the old legend before the curse turns deadly.
By Françoise Bourdin. 2010
Daphné loves to spend time with her late husband’s family in its sprawling mansion in the South of France. It… was there that she spent the happiest years of her life married to Ivan before he died tragically in a domestic accident.Eight years on, she still spends time there with Max, her father-in-law, a famous sculptor who’s been a recluse since his son’s death; Nelly, the matriarch; and Ivan’s siblings. Daphné cannot help but feel unsettled as she realizes that her feelings for her husband’s brother Dimitri are more than platonic. Dimitri tries to keep some distance between himself and Daphné and not give in to his feelings.But theirs is not the only secret. It seems everyone is hiding something, and some secrets are darker than others . . .
By Sienna Mercer. 2007
By Sernur Isik, Tracy Newman. 2015
Uncle Eli's wedding forces Daniel to miss his soccer game so Daniel worries that once Uncle Eli gets married, his… beloved uncle won't have any time for him. Eli's fiancée Lilah promises Daniel that he and Uncle Eli will do something special together that day, but Daniel has his doubts! This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
By Sheila Solomon Klass. 1981
By Ann Rinaldi. 1982
The second novel in the Trilogy of Desire from the author of The Financier and Sister Carrie … In the Panic of 1873 Frank Cowperwood s fortune was destroyed and his criminal activity on the stock exchange was exposed Now with his prison sentence complete he is ready to begin the next chapter of his life Following the same creed of selfishness that guided him to his first fortune Cowperwood leaves Philadelphia for Chicago and gives up financial speculation to pursue a new frontier Though he soon rediscovers wealth in stock investment he remains hounded by scandal as he maneuvers to take control of the Chicago railway system Through double-dealing divorce infidelity and social disgrace America s most corrupt man continues his lifelong pursuit of self-satisfaction In the sequel to The Financier Theodore Dreiser presents a man of indomitable force and pitiless ambition Based on railway tycoon Charles Tyson Yerkes Frank Cowperwood is widely considered one of the greatest characters of twentieth-century literature This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
By Charlene Sands. 2016
Twins...and another baby on the way for this cowboy from USA TODAY bestselling author Charlene Sands! After Wyatt Brandt rescues… Brooke McKay en route to a Texas wedding, they spend one hot night together before going their separate ways. Now Brooke's back with news she isn't sure the wealthy rancher is ready to hear-especially when she discovers he's already a father...of twins! Being a single dad is a full-time job Wyatt can't do alone. He doesn't expect the ideal nanny to be the beauty who briefly shared his bed. But he accepts her help gladly-not knowing her little secret will change his family forever...
By Rachel Vail. 1998
Twelve-year-old CJ, an accomplished ballet student, struggles with her conflicting desires to continue her ballet study and please her mother… or to quit ballet and finally be like all the other kids in school.
By Jeanne Birdsall. 2011
When summer comes around, it's off to the beach for Rosalind . . . and off to Maine with Aunt… Claire for the rest of the Penderwick girls, as well as their old friend, Jeffrey.That leaves Skye as OAP (oldest available Penderwick)--a terrifying notion for all, but for Skye especially. Things look good as they settle into their cozy cottage, with a rocky shore, enthusiastic seagulls, a just-right corner store, and a charming next-door neighbor. But can Skye hold it together long enough to figure out Rosalind's directions about not letting Batty explode? Will Jane's Love Survey come to a tragic conclusion after she meets the alluring Dominic? Is Batty--contrary to all accepted wisdom--the only Penderwick capable of carrying a tune? And will Jeffrey be able to keep peace between the girls . . . these girls who are his second, and most heartfelt, family?It's a rollicking ride as the Penderwicks continue their unforgettable adventures in a story filled with laughs and joyful tears!From the Hardcover edition.