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By Tehlor Mejia. 2021
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the sequel to Tehlor Kay Mejia's critically acclaimed own-voices novel about science-obsessed Paola Santiago. <p><p>…Six months after Paola Santiago confronted the legendary La Llorona, life is nothing like she'd expected it to be. She is barely speaking to her best friends, Dante and Emma, and what's worse, her mom has a totally annoying boyfriend. Even with her chupacabra puppy, Bruto, around, Pao can't escape the feeling that she's all alone in the world. <p><p> Pao has no one to tell that she's having nightmares again, this time set in a terrifying forest. Even more troubling? At their center is her estranged father, an enigma of a man she barely remembers. And when Dante's abuela falls mysteriously ill, it seems that the dad Pao never knew just might be the key to healing the eccentric old woman. <p><p> Pao's search for her father will send her far from home, where she will encounter new monsters and ghosts, a devastating betrayal, and finally, the forest of her nightmares. Will the truths her father has been hiding save the people Pao loves, or destroy them? <p><p> Once again Tehlor Kay Mejia draws on her Mexican heritage to tell a wild and wondrous story that combines creatures from folklore with modern-day challenges.
By Hunter D. Darden. 2018
"When you lose someone you love, you lose a little _piece of yourself.. Life isn't always fair, and Olivia has…experienced more than her share of it. At the tender age of two, she lost her big brother, whom she adored. Then, as a young adult, she loses her father and then her sister. Has God packed up his suitcases and moved out of her life? Sometimes she wonders . Loving is hard--too hard--because it means risking losing someone else. But could joy and love await her, beyond the days of whys, the wishful thinking, and the regrets? She finds herself drawn to Jack, the landscape architect for The Ragweed Garden, but so much has to happen in her own heart first. A poignant, life-changing story widely used by hospices and church libraries "Readers who have lost loved ones and questioned God's presence in the process will find comfort here:'--Dr. Robert R. Shelton, Pitt Memorial Hospital, NC
By Jake Maddox, Katie Wood. 2012
Dana and the rest of the Raiders gymnastics team must learn how to deal with their biggest rivals, the Superiors.…When the Superiors don't play fair, the Raiders learn a valuable lesson in sportsmanship.
By Elfrida Eden Fallowfield. 2021
Following 2020’s Box Set, here is the second book of short stories by Elfrida Eden Fallowfield. What is there to discover…in this new set of boxes? A touch of magic? A long hidden secret? A wicked trick? A journey back in time? These boxes may hold mystery, romance or pathos, with a touch of fear or large splashes of humour. Open Another Box Set to discover the answers.
By Molly Greeley. 2021
ONE OF 2021’S MOST ANTICIPATED HISTORICAL NOVELS—BUZZFEED AND OPRAHMAG.COMIn this gorgeously written and spellbinding historical novel based on Pride and…Prejudice, the author of The Clergyman’s Wife combines the knowing eye of Jane Austen with the eroticism and Gothic intrigue of Sarah Waters to reimagine the life of the mysterious Anne de Bourgh.As a fussy baby, Anne de Bourgh’s doctor prescribed laudanum to quiet her, and now the young woman must take the opium-heavy tincture every day. Growing up sheltered and confined, removed from sunshine and fresh air, the pale and overly slender Anne grew up with few companions except her cousins, including Fitzwilliam Darcy. Throughout their childhoods, it was understood that Darcy and Anne would marry and combine their vast estates of Pemberley and Rosings. But Darcy does not love Anne or want her.After her father dies unexpectedly, leaving her his vast fortune, Anne has a moment of clarity: what if her life of fragility and illness isn’t truly real? What if she could free herself from the medicine that clouds her sharp mind and leaves her body weak and lethargic? Might there be a better life without the medicine she has been told she cannot live without?In a frenzy of desperation, Anne discards her laudanum and flees to the London home of her cousin, Colonel John Fitzwilliam, who helps her through her painful recovery. Yet once she returns to health, new challenges await. Shy and utterly inexperienced, the wealthy heiress must forge a new identity for herself, learning to navigate a “season” in society and the complexities of love and passion. The once wan, passive Anne gives way to a braver woman with a keen edge—leading to a powerful reckoning with the domineering mother determined to control Anne’s fortune . . . and her life.An extraordinary tale of one woman’s liberation, The Heiress reveals both the darkness and light in Austen’s world, with wit, sensuality, and a deeply compassionate understanding of the human heart.
By Jamie Brassett. 2022
Finding the superhero genre in need of further investigation from philosophical standpoints that value excess as a creative drive, rather…than denigrate it as a problem to be resolved, this book opens up discussions that highlight different approaches to ‘the creative excess of being’ as expressed through the genre. While superheroes are an everyday, culturally dominant phenomena, philosophical methods and investigations have a reputation for lofty superiority. Across thirteen chapters, this book facilitates a collision between the superhero genre and the discipline of philosophy, resulting in a voyage of exploration where each illuminates the other. The contributions in this book range from new voices to recognized scholars, offering superhero studies a set of critical interventions that are unusual, conceptually diverse, theoretically grounded and varied in practice. These chapters consider ‘excessive’ traits of superheroes against schools of thought that have attempted to conceptualize and understand excess by analysing texts and figures across a variety of mediums, such as The Fantastic Four, Captain America, The Vision, Logan, Black Panther and Super Hero Girls. With its unique approach to the superhero genre, this book will be an invaluable read for students and scholars working on comic studies, transmedia studies, cultural studies, popular culture, and superhero studies.
By Sara Nisha Adams. 2021
A BEST OF SUMMER READ ACCORDING TO NEWSWEEK, PARADE MAGAZINE, NBC NEWS, LITHUB, AND POPSUGAR!An unforgettable and heartwarming debut about…how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between two very different people in a London suburb.Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in Wembley, in West London after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries.Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a list of novels that she’s never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored with her slow job at the checkout desk, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list, one after the other. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she’s facing at home.When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list…hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again.
By Patricia Johns, Carol Ross, Tara Randel, Syndi Powell. 2021
Harlequin® Heartwarming celebrates wholesome, heartfelt relationships that focus on home, family, community and love. Experience all that and more with…four new novels in one collection!This Harlequin Heartwarming box set includes: SNOWBOUND WITH HER MOUNTAIN COWBOYThe Second Chance Clubby Patricia Johns Angelina Cunningham gets the surprise of the season when her ex-husband appears on her doorstep. But Ben has lost his memory—and forgotten how he broke her heart! Can braving a blizzard together give them a second chance? HIS HOMETOWN YULETIDE VOWA Pacific Cove Romanceby USA TODAY bestselling author Carol Ross Former baseball player Derrick Bright needs a PR expert—too bad the best in the business is his ex Anne. He&’ll do whatever it takes to get her help…and reclaim her heart by Christmas! HER CHRISTMASTIME FAMILYThe Golden Matchmakers Clubby USA TODAY bestselling author Tara Randel Widowed officer Roan Donovan needs to make merry for his kids in time for Christmas. But he&’s more grinch than holiday glee. Good thing the girl next door, single mom Faith, has enough Christmas spirit to spare! A MERRY CHRISTMAS DATEMatchmaker at Workby Syndi Powell Melanie Beach won&’t spend another holiday alone. But when she confesses her love to longtime friend Jack, he doesn&’t return her feelings. Can the magic of the season mend broken hearts and point the way to love? Look for 4 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Heartwarming!
By Michelle Major, RaeAnne Thayne. 2006
BESTSELLING AUTHOR COLLECTIONReader-favorite romances in collectible volumes from our bestselling authors.Snowfall in Cold Creek by New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne ThaynePreviously published as Dalton's UndoingSingle…mother Jenny Boyer is new to the small town of Pine Gulch. As a school principal who needs to be respected, Jenny knows the last man she should be getting involved with is the town's most notorious bachelor. Yet whenever Seth Dalton is around, Jenny feels herself falling…like all of the women who came before her.Seth is infamous for leaving a trail of broken hearts behind him. But every time Jenny looks into this supposed player's eyes, she sees tenderness—both for herself and her children. It's hard to believe love is just a game to Seth, especially when Jenny has seen how kind and gentle he can be. Could this rowdy cowboy finally be ready to settle down?FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME!A Deal Made in Texas by USA TODAY bestselling author Michelle MajorWhen Christine Briscoe finds herself dancing with Gavin Fortunado at his sister&’s wedding, she could swear it's a dream. So when the flirtatious attorney asks her to be his pretend girlfriend, Christine knows she won't have trouble filling the role. Sparks ignite quickly between the two, but considering Gavin&’s reputation, Christine might be heading for heartbreak…or maybe straight down the aisle.
By Stella Bagwell. 2021
A cup of sugar. A dash of spice. One new job…The perfect cure for holiday heartbreak? As the new cook…at Three Rivers Ranch, Sophia Vandale is up to her elbows in cookie dough and Christmas sprinkles. And the beautiful new employee is enough to make Colt Crawford forget his personal version of a diet—no dates with women at work—and ask her out. Sophia can&’t deny her attraction, but when it comes to men, trusting her own judgment has only led to heartbreak. Maybe with a little Christmas magic, she&’ll learn to trust her heart instead…From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.Men of the WestBook 1: SHOULD HAVE BEEN HER CHILDBook 2: HIS DEFENDERBook 3: A Baby on the RanchBook 4: Redwing's LadyBook 5: From Here to TexasBook 6: Taming a Dark HorseBook 7: A South Texas ChristmasBook 8: The Rancher's RequestBook 9: The Best Catch in TexasBook 10: Having the Cowboy's BabyBook 11: Her Texas LawmanBook 12: Hitched to the HorsemanBook 13: The Christmas She Always WantedBook 14: Cowboy to the RescueBook 15: Lone Star DaddyBook 16: Branded with his BabyBook 17: The Deputy's Lost and FoundBook 18: His Texas WildflowerBook 19: Daddy's Double DutyBook 20: His Medicine WomanBook 21: Christmas with the Mustang ManBook 22: His Texas BabyBook 23: The Doctor's CallingBook 24: A Daddy for DillonBook 25: The Deputy Gets Her ManBook 26: The Baby TruthBook 27: Wearing the Rancher's RingBook 28: The Lawman's NoelleBook 29: One Tall, Dusty CowboyBook 30: Daddy Wore SpursBook 31: Christmas on the Silver Horn RanchBook 32: Her Rugged RancherBook 33: His Badge, Her Baby...Their Family?Book 34: The Cowboy's Christmas LullabyBook 35: Her Kind of DoctorBook 36: The Arizona LawmanBook 37: Her Man on Three Rivers RanchBook 38: A Ranger for ChristmasBook 39: His Texas RunawayBook 40: Home to Blue Stallion RanchBook 41: The Rancher's Best GiftBook 42: The Texan Tries AgainBook 43: Her Man Behind the BadgeBook 44: His Forever Texas RoseBook 45: The Baby That Binds ThemBook 46: Sleigh Ride with the RancherBook 47: The Wrangler Rides Again
By B. J. Daniels. 2021
"Daniels is a perennial favorite on the romantic suspense front, and I might go as far as to label her…the cowboy whisperer.&”—BookPageThey're running for their lives, desperate for a second chance…Once, Alexis Brand and Culhane Travis were partners, both on and off the job. Now the former deputy turned bounty hunter is on her former lover&’s trail after he&’s charged with killing the ex-wife Alexis didn&’t know he had. Burying the feelings that still tie her to him, Alexis tracks down Culhane easily enough. But deadly trouble has followed him to this small Montana town, forcing them to flee from the law together and Alexis to guard secrets she hoped she&’d never have to reveal.Culhane&’s desperate attempt to find out who&’s framing him is the reason he&’s returned to Buckhorn, Montana. Instead, he&’s unwittingly dragged the woman he loves into danger. Alexis offers Culhane forty-eight hours to clear his name before turning him in—plenty of time to realize he never wants to be without her again. But will it be long enough to get the answers they need…before their enemies close in?A Buckhorn, Montana NovelBook 1: Out of the StormBook 2: From the ShadowsBook 3: At the Crossroads
By Teri Wilson. 2021
Together, can they re-create the perfect Christmas in USA TODAY bestselling author Teri Wilson's latest Lovestruck, Vermont novel? She wants to re-create the…perfect ChristmasHe&’d like to remove it from the calendar! Every day is make-believe Christmas for TV holiday-movie producer Candy Cane. When she becomes guardian of her infant cousin, she&’s determined to show baby Faith the real thing—and rediscover the holiday magic she&’s been searching for ever since she shared an unforgettable kiss with a wonderful young man in idyllic Lovestruck, Vermont. But how could Lovestruck&’s current resident Grinch, pediatrician Dan Manning, be the same boy from that starry winter? Still, the spark reignites when they&’re snowed in together. But it will take the healing power of family to help Dan keep Christmas in his heart all year long…From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.Lovestruck, VermontBook 1: Baby LessonsBook 2: A Firehouse Christmas BabyBook 3: The Trouble with Picket FencesBook 4: Merry Christmas, Baby
By Flora Collins. 2021
&“A well-crafted debut . . . horrifying . . . Psychological thrillers fans won&’t be disappointed.&” —Publishers Weekly"Unsettling, compelling, elegantly paced…. . . A slick, contemporary novel that explores the wispy, nagging memories of childhood.&” —Julia Heaberlin, bestselling author of We Are All the Same in the DarkIn this compulsively readable novel of domestic suspense, a young woman takes comfort in reconnecting with her childhood nanny, until she starts to uncover secrets the nanny has been holding for twenty years.Sue Keller is lost. When her father dies suddenly, she's orphaned in her mid-twenties, her mother already long gone. Then Sue meets Annie. It&’s been twenty years, but Annie could never forget that face. She was Sue&’s live-in nanny at their big house upstate, and she loved Sue like she was her own.Craving connection and mothering, Sue is only too eager to welcome Annie back into her life; but as they become inseparable once again, Sue starts to uncover the truth about Annie's unsettling time in the Keller house all those years ago, particularly the manner of her departure—or dismissal. At the same time, she begins to grow increasingly alarmed for the safety of the two new charges currently in Annie's care.Told in alternating points of views—Annie in the mid-'90s and Sue in the present day—this taut novel of suspense will keep readers turning the pages right up to the shocking end.
By Patricia Johns. 2021
A lost memory…Could mean a second chance! Mountain resort owner Angelina Cunningham has her hands full with a massive winter…storm. Which is exactly when her ex-husband arrives, injured and suffering temporary amnesia. Ben King has always been her weakness. Though he doesn&’t remember her, he&’s still as charming and sweet as ever, and Angelina is falling for him all over again. But can their rekindled love outlast the storm and the return of their past mistakes?The Second Chance ClubBook 1: Their Mountain ReunionBook 2: Mountain Mistletoe ChristmasBook 3: Rocky Mountain BabyBook 4: Snowbound with Her Mountain Cowboy
By Syndi Powell. 2021
This Christmas…She's giving her heart Bookstore owner Melanie Beach has only ever loved her best friend, Jack Cuthbert. Everyone thinks…they belong together. But Jack isn't interested romantically in Mel. So now she is making some changes in her life and looking for love. And Jack doesn't like it. At all. Will Jack's heart open up before Christmas? Or will he lose his best friend—and the woman he's always loved—to someone else?Matchmaker at WorkBook 1: A Hero for the HolidaysBook 2: The Bad Boy's RedemptionBook 3: A Merry Christmas Date
By Carol Ross. 2021
All he wants for ChristmasIs a second chance… Derrick Bright&’s baseball career may be over, but his brother&’s is just…starting—until a scandal threatens to end things. PR specialist Anne McGrath hasn&’t spoken to Derrick since he left her eleven years ago. But she agrees to help for his brother&’s sake. Escaping the press in Pacific Cove allows them to reconnect. Will she accept Derrick&’s vow and make his Christmas dreams finally come true?A Pacific Cove RomanceBook 1: His Hometown Yuletide Vow
By Tara Randel. 2021
A holiday match…For a lifetime of love! Creating new Christmas traditions is a priority for single mom Faith Harper. But…the handsome widower next door, police officer Roan Donovan, is struggling to make the season merry for his two girls. Sunny Faith could brighten the holiday for Roan. And the way he protects his daughters touches her heart. Will facing their challenges together unite their families…and build a love to weather all seasons?The Golden Matchmakers ClubBook 1: Stealing Her Best Friend's HeartBook 2: Her Christmastime Family
Christmas Cover-Up and Her Mistletoe Protector: Hide And Seek Christmas Cover-up Her Stolen Past (Family Reunions Ser. #2)
By Lynette Eason, Laura Scott. 2013
Lives in the balance…Christmas Cover-Up by Lynette EasonFourteen years ago, Detective Katie Randall’s sister Lucy was kidnapped, and now she’s…determined to solve the case. Her only option is to team up with the man whose family hates her. Former FBI agent Jordan Grey knows Katie isn’t to blame for his brother’s death, but he can’t risk hurting his parents by falling for Katie. He’ll have to focus on finding Lucy. But when the two uncover the truth, will the kidnapper turn killer?FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME!Her Mistletoe Protector by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Laura ScottPinned inside her wrecked car, Rachel Simon is powerless to stop her son’s abduction. Desperate, Rachel turns to Detective Nick Butler for help. Burdened by his own painful past, Nick is determined not to fail. But the lawman will have to put all his investigative skills to the test to reunite mother and son and get his own chance at redemption—and love.
By Daniel Defoe Defoe. 2022
Defoe’s The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was almost always published together with The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson…Crusoe. Only after 1950 was the first volume printed alone—a shorter work for some classes. But in addition to fulfilling the promise of the first volume, The Farther Adventures is an exciting adventure novel by itself. Crusoe returns to his island to learn about his colony, and then travels to Madagascar, India, and China before returning to England after some exciting encounters. Complete with an introduction, line notes, and full bibliographical notes, this is an edition like no other. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.
By Elysia Whisler. 2021
If home is where the heart is, Dogwood County may have just what Delaney Monroe needs Newly retired from the…Marine Corps, Delaney is looking for somewhere to start over. It&’s not going to be easy, but when she finds the perfect place to open her dream motorcycle shop, she goes for it. What she doesn&’t expect is an abandoned pit bull to come with the building. The shy pup is slow to trust, but Delaney is determined to win it over. Detective Sean Callahan is smitten from the moment he sees Delaney, but her cool demeanor throws him off his game. When her late father's vintage motorcycle is stolen from Delaney's shop, Sean gets to turn up in his element: chasing the bad guy and showing his best self to a woman who&’s gotten under his skin in a bad way. Delaney isn't used to lasting relationships, but letting love in—both human and canine—helps her see that she may have found a place she belongs, forever."Complex, quietly compelling characters… A poignant reminder that &‘home&’ is often more than a place." —Maggie Wells, author of Love GameDogwood CountyBook 1: Rescue YouBook 2: Forever Home