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Nané Parsehyan necesita encontrar a su verdadero padre y emprenderá una travesía hasta llegar a Rojava, donde no existe la…paz: es una zona que el pueblo kurdo se disputa a sangre y fuego con Siria y Turquía. La acompañará su prima Alma Parsehyan, una periodista americana. En el corazón de Medio Oriente conocerán las Unidades Femeninas de Protección, un ejército de mujeres que defienden con valentía y coraje una tierra que lo pide todo. Nané Parsehyan necesita encontrar a su verdadero padre. Para eso emprenderá una travesía hasta llegar a Rojava, donde no existe la paz: es una zona que el pueblo kurdo se disputa a sangre y fuego con el Estado Islámico, el Estado turco y el régimen sirio. En el viaje la acompañará su prima Alma Parsehyan, una periodista americana que está por publicar una novela. Además, se sumarán Hrant Torosyan y Vartan Sirekanyan, un combatiente y un violinista, ambos armenios, que darían sus vidas por ellas. En el corazón de Medio Oriente se encontrarán con las Unidades Femeninas de Protección, un ejército de mujeres que defienden con valentía y coraje una tierra que lo pide todo. Magda Tagtachian pone la exquisitez de su pluma y su sagacidad periodística para que la búsqueda de la identidad, el amor y un conflicto territorial conformen una historia actual, en una zona arrasada por la guerra. Y allí, donde pareciera imposible que irrumpa el romance y la pasión, y que una hija pueda reconstruir la relación con su padre, el camino les deparará muchas sorpresas y enseñanzas. Y quizá sea esa la gran lección de Rojava: jamás abandonar la lucha, nunca darse por vencido.
By Jennifer Snow. 2021
Taking a chance on love can be the greatest thrill of all… When a free-climbing accident lands Arron Bosch at…the Wild River Community Hospital, he&’s reunited with his ex, emergency room nurse Alisha Miller. His impulsive plan to travel the world broke them up. Now he needs someone to help him recover and can&’t resist seeing a chance for them to start over. Besides…it&’s kind of her fault that he fell. Alisha wanted closure—that&’s the only reason she called Arron. And now he&’s living in her tiny apartment until he&’s all healed. The longer he stays, the closer they get, but Arron&’s only going to leave again. Alisha&’s built a life in Wild River and wants to stay in one place. But what if the place she'll be happiest is by his side?
By Sherryl Woods. 2014
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods draws readers back into the world of strong friendships and heartfelt emotions…in Serenity, South CarolinaDetermined to build a new life for her family after her divorce, Adelia Hernandez has bought a home in the historic Swan Point neighborhood of Serenity. Promoted to manager of Main Street’s most fashionable boutique, she feels revitalized and ready for a fresh start as a single mom. But barely into this new independent phase, she crosses paths with the sexiest man to hit Serenity in years.Gabe Franklin, back in town to make amends for past mistakes, has no intention of settling down, but Adelia’s proving irresistible. Cheered on by their friends “the Sweet Magnolias,” Gabe is bringing long-absent passion and laughter into Adelia’s life. To his surprise—and hers—sometimes a rolling stone is just what it takes to build the rock-solid foundation of a family.
By Iyana Jenna. 2021
After getting some bad news about his dad’s health condition, Shane, with his boyfriend Kenzo, rush to the hospital. Slippery…snowy road conditions, added with a bit of speeding, send them into a terrible car crash.Both men are in critical condition, with one on life support. Decisions are made. When one must be sacrificed to save the other, will their love survive?
By Pat Henshaw. 2020
The tiny Sierra Nevada community of Stone Acres looks benign on the outside, but it’s been a hive of activity…since gay men from Silicon Valley began moving in. The Old Town establishment is up in arms as newcomers challenge the conservative community to move into the new millennium. Along the way, gay couples find true love and a new home.Contains the stories:What’s in a Name?: When barista Jimmy is dumped and gets drunk on his 30th birthday, a handsome, hunky bartender takes care of him, but is mum about his real name. When Jimmy presses him, the bartender makes the quest a game, giving him seven guesses and promising romance each night. For every wrong guess, Jimmy has to forfeit a hot, sexy kiss. Sounds good, but what’s the catch?Redesigning Max: Out and proud award-winning designer Fredi Zimmer takes on straight outdoorsman Max Greene’s cabin renovation. When he finds out Max is closeted and wants to come out, Fredi helps Max remodel not only his cabin but his life. Angered that Fredi has turned him, Max’s former friends intervene. Will Fredi and Max win the fight for their happiness?Behr Facts: After CEO Abe Behr discovers discrepancies in his construction company accounts, he hires CPA Jeff Mason to help him find the embezzler. Searching for the culprit, they become closer, and Abe realizes he’s gay. However, coming out to a hostile family and community may break up the couple before they cement their happiness. With so much strife, will love prevail?When Adam Fell: Jason’s drug addiction ripped them apart. Does Adam want to get back together now that his former lover says he’s clean?Relative Best: When hotel owner Zeke Bandy meets Vic Longbow, he sees stars. But Vic is in town to attend a wedding and to open an office, not to fall in love. Are they doomed as lovers because they’re both too busy for happily ever after?Frank at Heart: What will it take to make hardware store owner Frank update himself and his store? Could the new man in town be the key to unlock Frank’s life and future happiness?Waking the Behr: Ladies’ man and small town contractor Ben Behr is blindsided by his lustful feelings for San Francisco entrepreneur Mitch O’Shea. Can a country mouse and a city mouse bridge the gap in their upbringing and expectations to find love?Short Order: Amid the happiness of the Christmas season, horticulturist Fen Miller and his landlord sous chef John Barton have some serious decisions to make. Fen must decide on a career and John on eluding his grim past. Together can they support each other enough to discover their happily ever after?
By A. R. Moler. 2021
Part of the Inches of Trust universeFebruary seems like the perfect time for architect Brian Townsend to give notice at…the big firm he’s been working for and get his own business off the ground. But February of 2020 is dropping hints that the future is neither bright nor rosy in New York City, or the rest the world.As the spring develops into a disaster of unimaginable proportions, Brian’s husband Tristan Blake is on the front lines. As an NYPD detective, his job suddenly involves risks it never had before. Can he keep himself safe, and Brian too? What happens when the universe drops a very small gift into their lives in the middle of all the chaos?
By Rob Rosen. 2021
Jeep duty takes a deep infatuation to the next level for these two hunky Army privates, though the jump ahead…to eight years later is where the real action starts.NOTE: This story appears in Rob Rosen's best-selling collection, Short Spurts
By A. J. Vrana. 2020
A perfect story for contemporary fantasy readers who love their narratives razor-sharp and their secrets dark and deadly. Black Hollow…is a town with a dark secret. For centuries, residents have foretold the return of the Dreamwalker—an ominous figure from local folklore said to lure young women into the woods and possess them. Yet the boundary between fact and fable is blurred by a troubling statistic: occasionally, women do go missing. And after they return, they almost always end up dead. When Kai wakes up next to the lifeless body of a recently missing girl, his memory blank, he struggles to clear his already threadbare conscience. Miya, a floundering university student, experiences signs that she may be the Dreamwalker’s next victim. Can she trust Kai as their paths collide, or does he herald her demise?And after losing a young patient, crestfallen oncologist, Mason, embarks on a quest to debunk the town’s superstitions, only to find his sanity tested.A maelstrom of ancient grudges, forgotten traumas, and deadly secrets loom in the foggy forests of Black Hollow. Can three unlikely heroes put aside their fears and unite to confront a centuries-old evil? Will they uncover the truth behind the fable, or will the cycle repeat?
By Jamie McGuire. 2021
America Mason, a sassy undergrad at Eastern State University, is in love with a Maddox--Shepley Maddox. Unlike his cousins, Shepley…is more lover than fighter, but a road trip to her parents' home in Wichita, Kansas could mean the next step, or the end of everything.
By Bruce Coville. 2012
Bonnie must make the choice to unleash or destroy an ancient power, but can she unlock her own memories in…time to make the right choice? Bonnie McBurnie remembers the old trunk in her grandmother's attic, full of weird souvenirs collected by her seafaring ancestors. But she didn't recollect the secret compartment or its deck of tarot cards--cards that feel strangely familiar. Back home, Bonnie studies the mysterious tarot deck. The cards seem to be trying to tell her something--but how can she be sure which ones to believe? And why can't she recall what happened on her last visit to the attic--a childhood memory that hovers just out of reach? With the help of the town spiritualist, Madame LePanto, Bonnie delves into the origin of the cards and races to discover their connection to her family, even as the powers trapped within them threaten to tear apart her world . . . and the people she loves. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
By Robert Newman. 1967
Joey has always been a special kid, but his brother, Mark, is worried that the people in their new town…won't understand his odd behavior Mark has always known that his brother, Joey, was special. The problem is, Joey has always been a little too special for most people to understand. When the brothers move to rural upstate New York to live with their aunt and uncle, Mark is worried that Joey will have a hard time fitting into their new town--especially since Joey has a habit of speaking his thoughts inside people's minds instead of out loud. Mark believes that Joey can do anything he sets his mind to--if he wanted to, he could probably even fly. But when a local politician dares Joey to prove his talents, Mark worries that by accepting the challenge, Joey is keeping himself from ever being able to live a regular life again. And in a town like Westfield, not being normal can be dangerous.
Courageous cousins are forced to do battle with magical foes in this series, collected here in a single volume In…Sorcery & Cecelia, cousins Kate and Cecelia have been inseparable since childhood. But in 1817, as they approach adulthood, their families force them to spend a summer apart. As Cecelia fights boredom in her small country town, Kate visits London to mingle with the brightest lights of English society. At the initiation of a powerful magician into the Royal College of Wizards, Kate finds herself alone with a mysterious witch who offers her a sip from a chocolate pot. When Kate refuses the drink, the chocolate burns through her dress and the witch disappears. It seems that strange forces are convening to destroy a beloved wizard, and only Kate and Cecelia can stop the plot. But for two girls who have to contend with the pressures of choosing dresses and beaux for their debuts, deadly magic is only one of their concerns. In The Grand Tour, seasickness during the Channel crossing is the price Cecelia must pay for her budding magical skill. As her nausea ebbs, she is comforted by her new husband, James, and the knowledge that at long last they are on their honeymoon. In their company is Cecelia's cousin Kate, newly minted as the Marchioness of Schofield, and her husband, Thomas. The shared journey guarantees the two couples a happy start to married life, if they can survive the perils of the Continent. In Calais, a mysterious woman visits Cecelia with a package intended for Thomas's mother. Inside is an alabaster flask of noble manufacture, one of the royal artifacts that have been vanishing all over Europe as part of a magical plot against the French crown. This is no simple honeymoon: On their tour of Europe, Kate and Cecelia must save the monarchy from an emperor-in-exile named Napoleon. In The Mislaid Magician, it's been a decade since Kate and Cecelia foiled Napoleon's plot to reclaim the French crown. The cousins now have estates, children, and a place at the height of wizarding society. It is 1828, and though magic remains at the heart of the British Empire, a new power has begun to make itself felt across England: the steam engine. As iron tracks crisscross the countryside, the shaking of the locomotives begins to disrupt the workings of English magic, threatening the very foundations of the Empire. A foreign wizard on a diplomatic mission to England vanishes, and the Prime Minister sends Cecelia's husband to investigate. In order to accompany her husband to the north of England, Cecelia leaves her children in Kate's care. As Cecelia and James fight for the future of magic, Kate is left with a no less daunting problem: how to care for a gaggle of disobedient, spell-casting tots.
By Bruce Coville. 1996
An ancient betrayal echoes across time and space Boring--that's what Marilyn thinks her family is. Completely, horribly normal. All except…for her great-aunt Zenobia, a scandalously independent world traveler with the most exciting stories. Marilyn always looks forward to her spirited great-aunt's visits, but this time, Zenobia seems to have something unusual on her mind. Marilyn can't refuse when the obviously worried Zenobia asks her to hold on to something for safekeeping--a beautiful amulet found in the Egyptian desert, with a center stone so vivid and sparkling, it almost seems . . . alive. Suddenly Marilyn's dreams turn dark as she's tasked with a terrible mission: to keep whatever is inside the amulet from gaining its freedom--and with it, revenge. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
By Sarah Morgan. 2020
“Readers will be delighted.” —Publishers Weekly starred review on One More for ChristmasFrom the USA TODAY bestselling author of The…Christmas Sisters and A Wedding in December comes this sparkling tale of Christmas redemption…For sisters Samantha and Ella Mitchell, Christmas is their most precious time of the year. But this year, they’ll be buying presents for the most unexpected guest of all—their mother. It’s been five years since they last saw each other. But when their mom calls out of the blue, Samantha and Ella cautiously agree to spend Christmas all together in the beautiful Scottish Highlands…Gayle Mitchell is at the top of her career, but her success has come at a price—her relationship with her daughters. Her tough-love approach to parenting was designed to make them stronger, but instead managed to push them away…until a brush with her own mortality forces Gayle to make amends.As the snowflakes fall on their first family celebration in years, the Mitchell women must learn that sometimes facing up to the past is all you need to heal your heart…
By Katerine Leal. 2021
Cuando la vida es igual a un sueño. «El día que lo conocí lo miré directamente a los ojos y…entonces algo ocurrió, me sentí morir, es la única explicación lógica que mi mente trató de entender, estaba viva y, por ende, no tenía la menor idea de qué se siente cuando uno muere. Aquel día, cuando nuestras miradas se cruzaron, mi vida cambió. El presente para nosotros era un dulce despertar cálido de una noche de invierno. Nuestro futuro, ni siquiera lo imaginamos. Solo supe que mi hermoso cuento de amor se iniciaba. Y él, supo que yo sería su primer y único amor... Lo que no sabíamos es que ese tipo de amores, como el de nosotros, a veces resultan fugaces, son tan poderosos que el mismo destino intenta derrumbarlos una y otra vez… Algunas veces el amor triunfa, otras... Aun así ¿me atrevería a amar? Sí, siempre y cuando sea él, por él, todo lo vale.»
By George Ward. 2021
Who could have predicted this? Being at the same wedding. In Ireland. There&’s a reason one-night stands are one-night stands.…You&’re not supposed to see each other again, especially not when you&’re the maid of honor, and he&’s the groom&’s brother… Sarah Anderson has never been more excited about anything in her life. She&’s going to her best friend&’s wedding. And not just any wedding. An Irish wedding. Goodbye New York, hello rolling green hills and men with beautiful accents and twinkling eyes.But Sarah should have known that not all guests are fairy-tale princes… There&’s the chinless Uncle Trevor, whose idea of small talk is to claim climate change is a conspiracy.Then there&’s Great Aunt Eileen, who doesn&’t talk at all (she&’s too busy replacing the hotel cutlery with her own set).Worst of all, there&’s Declan Murphy. Best man. Brother of the groom. And the man Sarah last saw naked.Is there anything more mortifying than bumping into a one-night stand halfway across the world? Especially as Declan seems determined to embarrass Sarah at every turn. At least when the wedding&’s over she&’ll never have to see him again.But, back in New York, Sarah finds the more she tries to forget Declan, the more she can&’t shake the thought of that infuriatingly charming smile and the way he wears a tux…Was he really just for one night only, or might Declan Murphy be The One? Prepare to laugh until you cry with this perfect feel-good romantic comedy about taking a chance on love. Fans of Sophie Ranald, Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes won&’t be able to put this down!Readers are loving One Night Only:&“I love, love, loved thisbook!... I totally fell in love… This book made me smile, laugh out loud, shed a tear and just keep page-turning! I&’d give it more than five stars if I could! And I cannot wait for Catherine Walsh&’s next book!&” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&“I am so not ready for this book to be over!!! I absolutely loved it. As soon as I started reading, I was drawn into it… I couldn't help myself from staying up late just to read another chapter… AAHHH I JUST LOVED IT!&” That Blonde Bookworm ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&“Talk about an emotional rollercoaster… It had me laughing in so many parts… I absolutelyloved thisbook… addictive… I didn't want to put it down and did not want it to end… For me this book was one of those you wish you could re-read again for the very first time. 5 stars just doesn't do it justice.&” Sdbookclubuk ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&“A perfect summer novel…
By Abbi Glines. 2013
#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines concludes the irresistible story of Woods and Della that began with Twisted…Perfection. Woods had his perfect life mapped out for him. Rise up the ranks of the family business. Marry the rich girl of his parents' dreams. Pretend that wealth and privilege was all he'd ever wanted. Then a girl named Della breezed into town, a beautifully imperfect stranger who captured his heart and opened his eyes to a new kind of future. Woods is ready and willing to sacrifice everything for her when the sudden death of his father leaves him with his mother to care for and a business to manage. Della is determined to be strong for Woods, even as she's quietly falling to pieces. No matter how far from home she's run, the ghosts of her past have never stopped haunting her. Struggling to hide her true feelings from Woods, Della fears she can't be his rock without dragging him down into the darkness with her. But is she strong enough to let go of the last thing holding her together?
By Abbi Glines. 2012
When Blaire Wynn's mother passed away, Blaire's life changed in an instant. Having cared for her sick mother for the…last three years, suddenly Blaire has to leave the small farmhouse in Alabama they shared, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. But what she isn't prepared for is the lifestyle change that comes with the move, and she knows she'll never fit into the new world of luxury and extravagance that suddenly surrounds her. Even worse, her father has run off to Paris for the summer with his wife, leaving her stranded with Rush, her new stepbrother, who's irritating, arrogant and... seriously sexy. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous; his famous father's guilt money, his mother's desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no. Blaire knows he is anything but good for her, but somehow she can't fight the attraction she's feeling, especially when she starts to think the attraction might be mutual... Rush is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that Blaire just may have fallen too far.
By Abbi Glines. 2013
From the author of the red-hot Vincent Boys and Sea Breeze series, comes another steamy romance series. Get ready for…to fall hard for Rush...Rush promised Blaire forever... but promises can be broken. Torn between his family and Blaire, he has to find a way to save one without losing the other. In the end one has to be more important, but letting go isn't easy.Blaire believed in her fairy tale... but no one can live in a fantasy. Her love for Rush kept her believing that they could find a way to be together. But Blaire has to make the right choice - for herself and her baby - even if that choice breaks her heart.Will Blaire and Rush find the forever that they both want or has it all just gone too far?
By Abbi Glines. 2013
My future was about to be completely thrown off track because Della Sloane was under my skin, and I had…to have her. I couldn't ignore it anymore. . . . I'd gotten close enough to her to see deeper. Della Sloane is not your average girl. Yearning to break free of her dark and sheltered past, and the memories of the illness that claimed her mother, Della plans a solo road trip to experience real life on her own terms. But the trip is nearly cut short in the little beach town of Rosemary when she realizes she can't even pump her own gas--until Woods Kerrington shows up, more than willing to help out a pretty girl in need. Woods's family wants him to settle down with a wealthy woman in pearls, but he can't resist this carefree girl in cutoffs passing through town. A one-night stand should have been enough, but months later, Woods can't get the irresistible Della out of his head. When a twist of fate brings Della back to Woods, all signs point to trouble if they don't keep their distance. Neither is truly free, and a relationship could destroy both of them. With their hearts on the line, Della thinks the safest bet is to walk away. But Woods isn't about to let that happen...