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His family committed a terrible wrongBen Blackwell wants to make it rightThe last time Ben saw Rachel Thompson was when…her best friend left him at the altar. Now Rachel’s suing the Blackwells over river water rights. Rachel’s a triple threat—rancher, fellow attorney and single mom—and Ben’s plan to win in court hits a snag when mutual attraction blooms. If he divulges a long-held secret, will his family forgive him? Will Rachel?
By Kelly Farmer. 2020
Don’t miss this tender and funny contemporary romance from debut author Kelly Farmer.Caro Cassidy used to be a legend.During her…career, Caro was one of the best defense players in women’s hockey. These days, she keeps to herself. Her all-girls hockey camp is her life, and she hopes it’ll be her legacy. Sure, her new summer hire is charming and magnetic, but Caro keeps her work and personal life strictly separate.Amy Schwarzbach lives life out loud.Amy’s as bright and cheerful as her lavender hair, and she uses her high-profile position in women’s hockey to advocate for the things she believes in. Ten weeks in Chicago coaching a girls’ training camp is the perfect opportunity to mentor the next generation before she goes back to Boston.Letting love in means putting yourself out there.When the reticent head coach offers to help Amy get in shape for next season, her starstruck crush on Caro quickly blossoms into real chemistry. As summer comes to an end, neither of them can quite let go of this fling—but Amy can’t afford a distraction, and Caro can’t risk her relationship becoming public and jeopardizing the one thing that’s really hers.
By Sandra Richmond. 2009
Sally and Brian are in love. But at the end of a wonderful ski weekend together, a car accident leaves…Sally fully paralyzed for life. This powerful, honest book tells of Sally's struggle immediately following the accident as she goes through rehabilitation. Her anger, her flirtation with drugs, and a dangerously angry fellow patient, and her slow, hesitant journey to finding a way to live with her new reality make this one of the strongest portraits of a life-transforming disability ever published for young adults. Yet the story and the author's life offer hope. Far too many young people continue to become paraplegic and quadriplegic in car accidents, diving accidents and other risk-taking behavior. This book lays no blame and makes no promises. But it shows that a way forward can be found.
By Brian Doyle. 2001
Winner of the IODE National Chapter Award, and a Horn Book Fanfare Top Ten List selection In this brillant and poetic…novel, Brian Doyle returns to the Gatineau River near Ottawa, the world of his novels Up to Low and Uncle Ronald. Mary Ann Alice McCrank was named for the pretty church bell in the steeple of St. Martin's Church in the Martindale. She has the soul of a poet and Mickey McGuire Jr. is in love with her. Mary Ann Alice is passionately interested in many things, especially the geology of her part of the world. Her teacher, the wonderful Patchy Drizzle, shares her passion for rocks and fossils, many of which can be found along the river and in caves under the famous Paugan Falls. But a new project to dam the river at Low places rocks, fossils, falls as well as many farms in danger. The dam must go ahead. And, as with much technological change, it brings both benefits and tragedies to the community.
By Archie Superstars. 2021
BRAND NEW STORY: “Waterparked!” Betty, Veronica, Archie, and Jughead are excited because they are going to a waterpark for the…day. Unfortunately when they get there the park is overcrowded and the lines are endless! Will their day at the waterpark be a big splash or will their idea of fun leave them all wet?
By Sarah Withrow. 2005
What happens to best friends when one of them gets a boyfriend? Gloria and Shawna are about to start high…school, but they still enjoy acting out their fantasy futures with cut-throat games of Barbie. Even in their real-life plans it's always bossy, doll-faced Shawna who gets the boyfriend first. And then she'll make him bring a friend for Gloria, and then they'll double-date and rule the school. But when school begins, it's Gloria who catches the eye of Marc, the hottest boy in grade nine. And she quickly discovers how difficult it is to juggle a jealous friend and a romance. A smart, sassy and deadly accurate depiction of every girl's dream-nightmare come true.
By Peter Hobbs. 2012
A Guardian Book of the Year and Chapters/Indigo Best Book In the foothills of a mountain range in northern Pakistan…is a beautiful orchard. Swallows wheel and dive silently over the branches, and the scent of jasmine threads through the air. Pomegranates hang heavy, their skins darkening to a deep crimson. Neglected now, the trees are beginning to grow wild, their fruit left to spoil on the branches. Many miles away, a frail young man is flung out of prison gates. Looking up, scanning the horizon for swallows in flight, he stumbles and collapses in the roadside dust. His ravaged body tells the story of fifteen years of brutality. Just one image has held and sustained him through the dark times -- the thought of the young girl who had left him dumbstruck with wonder all those years ago, whose eyes were lit up with life. A tale of tenderness in the face of great and corrupt power, In The Orchard, The Swallows is a heartbreaking novel written in prose of exquisite stillness and beauty.
By Martha Brooks. 2007
In 1981, sixteen-year-old Sally McLean is in a car full of teenagers when it plunges through the ice to the…bottom of Mistik Lake. Sally is the only survivor. Many years later, Sally's teenaged daughter, Odella, is left wondering whether the accident is to blame for her mother's life as a sad alcoholic who eventually abandons her family and flees to Iceland with another man. When Sally suddenly dies in an accident, Odella, her father and her two younger sisters are almost overwhelmed with grief and confusion, until three people provide help and healing in unexpected ways.
By Martha Brooks. 1991
A year after her mother's death, sixteen-year-old Sidonie still spends sleepless nights playing cards with her cat, Bogie. During the…day she lies around and reads under the nose of her nineteen-year-old sister, Roberta, who angrily scrubs floors that are already clean and cooks meals that are inedible. Their father, a doctor, comes home when he is too exhausted to remain at work. Only the jazz piano-playing of Roberta's new boyfriend, Phil, brings some relief to the long hot summer. Then Kieran, an angry sixteen-year-old stranger, comes to their lakeside community. Sidonie discovers that he isn't easy to ignore, and in the weeks that follow, her growing attraction to him is accompanied by more frequent, powerful memories of her mother.
By Ai Mi. 2013
Yichang municipality, Hubei province, China, early 1970s. High-school student Jingqiu is one of many educated urban youth sent to the…countryside to be "re-educated" under a dictate from Chairman Mao. Jing's father is a political prisoner somewhere in China, and her mother, a former teacher branded as a "capitalist," is now reduced to menial work to support Jing and her two younger siblings. When Jing arrives with a group at Xiping village in the Yangtze River's Three Gorges region, she meets geology student Jianxin, nicknamed "Old Three," who is the son of a high-ranking military officer, but whose mother committed suicide after being branded a "rightist." Despite their disparate social backgrounds and a political atmosphere that forbids the relationship, Jingqiu and Jianxin fall desperately in love. But their budding romance is cut short by fate… A sensitive and searing love story, Under the Hawthorn Tree is sure to become an instant classic.
By Martha Brooks. 1997
Alexandra's beloved grandfather was fond of saying, Life is full of surprises, and sometimes the good and the bad get…all bunched up together. However, he could not have prepared her for the death of her father, a man she never knew, and his legacy -- a cabin on prairie land formerly owned by the LaFreniere family. Lonny LaFreniere's stepfather is the kindest man Lonny has ever known. But Lonny, tormented by guilty memories and visions he can't shake, rejects the land Pop always wanted to pass on to him. How could he have known it would end up in the hands of a city girl like Alexandra Sinclair? Acclaimed author Martha Brooks tells an unforgettable story about two teens and their quest to understand the land and each other.
By Robert Hough. 2012
Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award: Fiction Bonus e-book content includes two…out-takes from the novel -- how Antonio Garcia got his beautiful horse and how Miguel Orozco became mayor -- and two essays by Robert Hough: the true history of Dr. Brinkley and Robert Hough's decades-long infatuation with Mexico. Equal parts Mark Twain and Gabriel García Márquez, Robert Hough's wildly imaginative new novel takes us to 1931 and Corazon de la Fuente, a tiny Mexican border town where the only industry is a run-down brothel. Enter Dr. Romulus Brinkley and his gargantuan radio tower, built to broadcast his revolutionary goat-gland fertility operation. Fortunes in Corazon change overnight, but not all for the good. Word of the new prosperity spreads, and the town is overrun by the impoverished, the desperate, and the flat-out criminal. The tower's frequencies are so powerful the whole area glows green, and the signal is soon broadcasting through every bit of metal it can find: fencing wire, toasters, even a young woman's new braces. Meanwhile, Dr. Brinkley has attracted the affections of Violeta Cruz, Corazon’s most beautiful resident. But is he really all that he seems? Peopled with unforgettable characters and capturing a young Mexico caught between its own ambitions and the imperialist designs of its neighbor to the north, Dr. Brinkley’s Tower is a stunning achievement in storytelling.
By Marjolijn Hof. 2011
A Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) Honor Book Fay was adopted when he was a baby. He knows only…that his birth mother escaped the war in Bosnia and that he arrived in his new home with nothing more than a squeaky toy and a few clothes. His older sister Bing was adopted too, from China, where she was found abandoned on the street. When Fay's friend Maud discovers he is adopted, she urges him to search for his birth mother, but this creates mayhem at home, since there is no possibility of Bing ever being able to find her birth mother. Gradually Fay's complicated feelings about searching for his mother and his ambivalent feelings for Maud unfold. Hof's insight into human nature results in a truthful, sometimes funny, sometimes painful rendering of family life and the challenges of being adopted.
By Elísabet Benavent. 2021
Una aspirante a actriz cansada de hacer castings... Un artista reconocido en plena crisis creativa... Unos valiosos cuadros encontrados en…un desván... Y el arte del engaño para cambiar las leyes del karma. Después de vender más de 3.000.000 de ejemplares de sus novelas, Elísabet Benavent vuelve con El arte de engañar al karma, una novela donde despliega su virtuosismo narrativo, la magia para crear historias, con un estilo lleno de risas y lágrimas, en una novela sorprendente, llena de belleza y arte en la que las mujeres dejan de ser musas para ser creadoras. Y volar alto. Por encima de cualquier expectativa. Las lectoras han dicho sobre Un cuento perfecto:«¡Un libro magnífico. Adictivo! Una historia real, bien escrita. He reído, llorado, suspirado. Elísabet, he leído todos tus libros y, aunque parezca imposible, sigues sorprendiéndome». «Una historia madura que nos hace reflexionar. No es una novela al uso centrada en el amor de pareja, es eso y mucho más». «Leer a Elísabet es entrar en la historia, sentirla y vivirla. Su pluma te atrapa». «Te puede gustar un libro más que otro. Amar a un personaje y odiar a otros... pero siempre tienen algo que te marca y que se queda incrustado en el corazón. ¡Gracias, BetaCoqueta!».
By Rhys Ford. 2021
Suite d'Absinthe of MaliceSérie Sinners Tome 6 Miki St John croyait que les fins heureuses n’existaient que dans les contes…de fées jusqu’à ce que sa vie prenne quelques virages inattendus… et désormais il a trouvé la sienne. Son meilleur ami, Damien, est de retour d’entre les morts, et leur nouveau groupe, Crossroads Gin, grimpe en flèche dans les charts. Miki peut compter sur un compagnon solide et affectueux nommé Kane Morgan – un inspecteur de la police de San Francisco, doté d’une grande famille irlandaise qui le considère comme l’un des leurs – et son chien Mec se tient à ses côtés. Hélas, quelqu’un essaye de le tuer. De vieilles loyautés et d’anciennes rancunes émergent du sombre et mystérieux passé de Chinatown. Miki lutte pour faire face à l’abandon de sa mère décédée, aux secrets et au meurtre brutal de cette dernière, alors qu’il est traqué par un meurtrier énigmatique qui pourrait avoir des liens avec elle. L’affaire atterrit entre les mains de Kane. Miki et lui sont entraînés dans un jeu mortel du chat et de la souris. Quand Miki est forcé d’affronter ses démons personnels et les horreurs de son enfance, une seule chose est certaine : la rock star et son flic sont déterminés à se battre pour leur avenir et à survivre aux démons menaçants du passé de Miki.
By John Hough Jr.. 2021
This &“gorgeous and heartbreaking&” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author) portrait of marriage explores the long union of…a middle-aged couple as they grapple with secrets, illness, and loyalty from the author of the &“original, profound novel&” (Lee Smith, author of On Agate Hill) Seen the Glory.Pete and Jackie were high school sweethearts. Everyone expected them to marry immediately but an explosive incident tore them apart before graduation. It took years for the two to heal and finally come back together. Now, decades later, they face an uncertain future with their only child out on her own and alarming news about Jackie&’s health. Determined to stay positive, the two travel to their Cape hometown for a book signing of Pete&’s debut novel. But when a disastrous encounter in the bookstore with an old classmate brings their long relationship to the breaking point, they are forced to examine their marriage and explore their deepest feelings. A &“riveting exploration of the challenges and complexities of a long, loving marriage&” (Stephen McCauley, author of My Ex-Life), The Sweetest Days is a rich, vivid, and enthralling look at the roads taken and not taken in love and life.
By Bridget Morrissey. 2021
A BuzzFeed Best Book of June "A heart-stirring, tear-inducing read you won&’t want to put down.&”—Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling…author of Beach Read Acting like she's in love with her handsome nightmare of a co-star—in a movie directed and produced by her complicated Hollywood royalty family—is Sloane's job. But what happens when the lines between script and reality get blurred? Out-of-work actress Sloane Ford is in desperate need of something to do after losing her steady TV gig. When her famous family ropes her into working as a producer on their World War II-era romance, they neglect to mention that the film will be headlined by Joseph Donovan, her least favorite former co-star of all time. The roguish actor made her life a living hell the last time they worked together, using his movie star good looks and Irish charm to cover for his erratic professional behavior. On their new film set, he promises he's different now, but Sloane is far from convinced. As filming gets underway, it becomes clear that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. When the lead actress is abruptly fired, Sloane agrees to step in and take over the role, and she starts to remember why she fell in love with acting in the first place. On camera, she and Joseph share an electric chemistry. Off camera, they've been honing their characters and, much to Sloane's surprise, growing closer. But playing the role of a woman in love with Joseph Donovan is a dangerous business, and the more time they spend together, the less Sloane can tell what's real between them, and what's just for show.
By Jadesola James. 2021
"A delightful opposites-attract fake-relationship romance with a decidedly modern flair." —Library JournalDelysia Daniels didn&’t intend any of this. Accidentally tagging…the wrong person in a slightly racy photo could have happened to anyone. But when the slipup gains her thousands of followers and a much-needed opportunity, she takes full advantage. Fake dating an uptight history professor complete with the proverbial stiff upper lip will raise both their profiles, if she can just get him to agree.Dr. Alexander Abbott-Hill isn&’t delusional enough to believe his sudden popularity is due to his fascinating lectures. Agreeing to a high-profile, all-expenses-paid trip across the country isn&’t exactly a hardship, although getting along with an online influencer might be. But he doesn&’t plan on Delysia. She&’s smart, beautiful, and far more…everything…than he&’d imagined.Fake relationship aside, neither of them is very good at pretending. Add their instant attraction and undeniable chemistry, and it isn&’t long before they realize this fictional relationship is going to change their lives—just not the way they thought.
By Vivian Vande Velde. 2002
Kerry's got a tough night ahead of her. What begins as a simple lost-and-found trip to the Laundromat turns into…a nightmarish odyssey of murder, vampires, and--quite possibly--true love. Vivian Vande Velde puts a terrifying spin on what should be a typical night in a small town.
By Edith Layton. 2020
Publicadas anteriormente individualmente, essas quatro grandes novelas são reunidas em um livro pela primeira vez! “O Legado” - Valerian Blackwood…é convocado à propriedade rural de seu tio idoso para ajudá-lo a resolver um problema com seu herdeiro. O que Valerian encontra é um mistério - e o amor de sua vida. Ele só precisa decidir o que é mais importante para ele: resolver o mistério ou conquistar sua namorada. “Tesouro enterrado” - O que Hannah Jenkins deve fazer com os aldeões de língua prateada descontroladamente atraentes que os aldeões trazem para a casa de sua família depois que ele é encontrado ferido na costa perto de sua casa no litoral? Ele diz que foi vítima de piratas. Mas quem é o pirata e quem é a presa? “Algo azul” - o próximo dia do casamento de June Heywood é obscurecido por uma observação cruel que ela ouve, fazendo-a se perguntar por que o belo e inteligente Lawrence, Lord Morrow, pediu sua mão. Em quem ela deve acreditar? Fofoca ou o coração dela? “Um casamento de mentes sinceras” - a irmã da noiva e o irmão do noivo, de temperamento parecido, sempre perdem o que seus parentes podem ver tão claramente.