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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 Brian James. 2006
Benji has to escape his home. His mother's boyfriend has crossed the line, and Benji can't deal with it anymore.… So he leaves behind everything he knows to go live with his father and stepmother in Portland. His stepmother is nice, but he doesn't trust her. His father is testy, refusing to trust Benji. And Benji, he's just trying not to self-destruct. In this spellbinding novel, Brian James surpasses his previous work to take his place among Adam Rapp, Melvin Burgess, and Kevin Brooks on the razor's edge of teen literature.
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 Fiona Walker. 2016
Can your final fling become your Happy Ever After?When Jo Coulson finds herself single again in her late thirties, she… finally resigns her membership to Last of the Hopeless Romantics, fully intending to tackle midlife and motherhood alone. First, she plans one legendary last fling...In walks Harry Inchbold, and the connection is electric. Passionate, unpredictable and messily divorced, Harry is the perfect antidote to cosy coupledom. Known as The Sinner, drama follows him around with a clapper board. Harry's favourite holiday hideaway in the wilds of South Shropshire puts the mud and fun into the perfect dirty weekend. But at the cottage Harry reveals a very different side, melting Jo's resolve. What better combination to face an uncertain future than two cynics who have learned from their mistakes?Together they make a pact; 'same time next year'; they can promise no more than that. Through life's most stressful decade, Harry and Jo return to the Shropshire hills for one weekend each year to rediscover passion and make peace. As career, family and home crises all threaten to bring them unstuck, the cottage is their glue. Here, different rules apply: the day to day world is not allowed to intrude.With Harry and Jo, however, it's only a matter of time before rules get broken. As real life gets increasingly complicated, can they keep renewing their promise?
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 Sally Beauman. 2003
One Evening in Paris, Edouard de Chavigny becomes a man obsessed. A wealthy, notorious womanizer, he is captivated by a… mysterious young Englishwoman, Helene Craig, and knows that she is the woman he has been searching for all his life.But Helene is not what she seems. While Edouard offers her wealth, freedom and passion, she must weigh these attractions against the demands of her own secret life and her determination to exact revenge for the destruction of her childhood world.What neither Helene nor Edouard knows is that their lives are already linked, and that ahead of them lie years of public glamour and private pain.
By Linda Chapman. 2007
Lauren doesn't believe in ghosts, but there is definitely something spooky going on down by the creek. Then one night,… as Lauren and Twilight fly over the woods near the scary tree house, they make a surprising discovery.
By Linda Chapman. 2002
By Joseph Delaney. 2006
Tom is dismayed when his master the Spook decrees that they will be spending the winter on gloomy and forbidding… Anglezarke Moor but soon discovers the reason for his master's decision, as they tangle with two dangerous witches.
By Catherine King. 2015
DutyNell Goodman is a good daughter. Her job in the local brewery is the only thing keeping her and her… mother afloat. But with her mother becoming increasingly eccentric and requiring more and more attention, Nell is starting to feel the burden of her responsibilities.DreamsWhen Nell goes to George Wilmot, the brewery's owner, for help he offers her a job as a live-in servant at Wilmot Grange. And then she begins to grow closer to Devlin, George's son, and it looks like Nell's luck is finally changing.DespairAn unwelcome discovery and a tragedy mean that things suddenly change. Devlin pulls away from Nell, her mother's behaviour is becoming worse, and there are secrets around every corner. Somehow Nell is at the heart of all the drama and yet she has no idea of the part she is supposed to play . . .
By Sean Barrett, Frances Fyfield. 2015
Young, rich widow Diana Porteous has inherited a vast collection of paintings, but she feels without purpose again. Then her… beloved stepgrandson comes up with the idea for an exhibition of portraits with the title 'A Question of Guilt'. It starts as a joke, but soon they are preparing the huge wine cellar of the old schoolhouse by the sea, in spite of those with misgivings as to its suitability. Soon Di has plenty to occupy her: a mysterious woman encourages Di and her friend Sarah Fortune, both natural thieves, to steal from a public collection. And then there's the life-drawing class, where an artist dies and someone steals from him, placing his finds in the cellar.A novel of conundrums, paintings, moral uncertainties and family relationships, A Painted Smile continues the adventures of two of Frances Fyfield's most beloved characters and will win over many more fans of quality fiction.
By Norah Mcclintock. 2007
Robyn's shocked when she reads that a group of illegal immigrants has been found dead in a shipping container at… the harbor. Then Robyn finds out that Nick is trying to help a girl who escaped from the shipping container, and she finds herself dragged into danger along with the girl while a gang is hot on their tail.
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 Heather Birrell. 2012
In 'Frogs,' a short story from Heather Birrell's Mad Hope, a science teacher and former doctor is forced to re-examine… the role he played in Ceau?escu's Romania after a student makes a shocking request. A free e-book single from the Journey-Prize-winning short story author.
By Carole Matthews. 2013
Beth and Michael have worked hard all their married life to give their children everything they want. It hasn't been… easy but it's been worth it. Now, as Beth enjoys quality time with her family on their beach holiday, she knows she has a lot to be thankful for. But it's not until she's faced with her biggest challenge yet that Beth really begins to understand how lucky she is.In this ebook exclusive short story, Carole Matthews will transport you to a world filled with love, family and sunshine. So put your feet up, stick the kettle on and indulge yourself for just twenty minutes.Includes an extract from Carole's fabulous festive novel, Calling Mrs Christmas.
By Joyce Carol Thomas. 1986
By Judy Delton. 1996
Summer vacation is here and all of the Pee Wees are excited about their new swimming badge. All, that is,… except for Molly, who doesn't know how to swim and is afraid of the water. Can Molly earn her badge without actually getting wet? She does her best to avoid the water, but when the day of Jody's big pool party arrives, it's time for Molly to sink or swim! The Pee Wees goof around, do good deeds, take on projects and have fun and adventures. Find out all about what scouts do in the many Pee Wee Scout books you can get from Bookshare including: #1 Cookies and Crutches, #2 Camp Ghost-Away, #3 Lucky Dog Days, #4 Blue Skies, French Fries, #5 Grumpy Pumpkins, #6 Peanut-Butter Pilgrims, #7 A Pee Wee Christmas, #8 That Mushy Stuff, #9 Spring Sprouts, #10 The Pooped Troop, # 11 The Pee Wee Jubilee, #12 Bad, Bad, Bunnies, #13 Rosy Noses, Frozen Toes, #14 Sonny's Secret, #15 Sky Babies, #16 Trash Bash, #17 Pee Wees On Parade, #18 Lights, Action, Land-ho!, #19 Piles of Pets, #20 Fishy Wishes, #21 Pee Wees on Skis, #22 Greedy Groundhogs, #23 All Dads On Deck, #24 Tricks and Treats, #25 Pee Wees on First, #26 Super Duper Pee Wees, #27 Teeny Weeny Zucchinis, #28 Eggs With Legs, #30 Bookworm Buddies, #31 Moans and Groans and Dinosaur Bones, #32 Stage Frightened, #33 Halloween Helpers. and #39 Molly For Mayor. And there are even more pee Wee Scout books coming to Bookshare!
By Zoe Miller. 2013
The Rock StarIt is twenty years since rock musician Zach Anderson mysteriously plunged to his death in a lake. When… media interest in the incident is suddenly re-ignited, hidden tensions fracture the glamorous facade of the Morgan family, totally changing their lives.The SistersTwenty years after this tragedy, the Morgan sisters Ellie, Miranda and their half-sister Lucy, Zach Anderson's love child, find themselves in the harsh glare of the media spotlight once more.When their mother falls seriously ill, the sisters are forced to return to Dublin. They must confront each other as well as their greatest fears. But what secrets are they hiding? Will their love for one another hold them together or tear them apart?
By Suzanne Chazin. 2001
A woman fire marshal hunts the arsonist behind a series of strange and deadly New York City fires in this… sizzling thriller debut.<P> When an inferno in SoHo devours a small building and consumes fifty lives, Georgia Skeehan, a rookie marshal with the New York City Fire Department, is thrust into command of the investigation. Georgia suspects the fire may have been started by something New York has never seen before: HTA, a kitchen-sink concoction with the thermal power of rocket fuel. HTA fires, though rare over the last decade, are so ferocious that they can melt a building's steel and concrete framework in minutes.<P> Georgia soon unearths another startling possibility: the blaze may be connected to three other unsolved New York fires-and to several eerie, scripture-laden letters from a madman who calls himself the "Fourth Angel." But before she can begin to unravel the clues, she is torn apart by the bizarre behavior of her partner and by the seeming betrayal of another marshal-a man she has begun to trust with her heart. As Georgia battles for respect in the nearly all-male bastion of the FDNY, the "Fourth Angel" tightens his grip on his real quarry-and plots an even more catastrophic and fiery finale.
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?