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By Stephen Crane. 1999
An abridged version of the tale set in the spring of 1863 when, while engaged in the fierce battle of… Chancellorsville in Virginia, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.
By Kevin Lovegreen. 2012
Join Luke and his family in Whitetail Adventures and experience all the wonders of a Minnesota deer camp. In this… tale, Luke is finally old enough to join his family on his first whitetail deer hunt, and he has all kinds of advice from his fellow hunters. When Luke’s dad brings him deep into a Northern Minnesota swamp for a magical morning hunt, Luke finds adventure and nature at every turn in the trail. One thing’s for sure--you won’t believe who gets the big buck!
By Kevin Lovegreen. 2012
At last, old enough to join Dad on a wild turkey hunt, Luke is bursting with excitement from the start.… When he finally sees his first turkey roaming wild in the woods, he has to overcome his excitement and make sure he can take a good shot. what an adventure, what a day!
By Mack Reynolds. 1984
Rex Bader has finally solved the mystery of who is trying to kill the Director of the first L-5 space… colony. The Mafia? The KGB? Anti-Space fanatics? Answer: all three. The question now is can Rex continue to protect the Director against his many enemies. If he can't the history of man in space may be short indeed.
By Stephen Krensky, Marc Brown. 1998
Arthur's friend Buster is searching for a crime to solve. When the quarters Arthur has collected for Mrs. MacGrady's charity… drive mysteriously disappear, Buster is committed to cracking the case. Will Buster be able to prove Arthur's innocence so that he can attend the class picnic? For beginning readers, this suspenseful adventure will surely be a hit.
By A. G. Howard. 2019
After Lyra--a princess incapable of speech or sound--is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a… witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest . . . disguised as a boy known only as Stain. Meanwhile, in Lyra's rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight--for she is his true equal. As Lyra finds her way back to her identity, an imposter princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. To win back her kingdom, save the prince, and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests--ultimately proving she's everything a traditional princess is not.
By Poile Sengupta. 2010
This selection of six contemporary plays explores a wide range of issues — familial, social, mythological, political — with women… centre stage. The plays are distinct from each other in structure, theme and style, but are bound together by a common thread — the position and role of women in family, social and political systems. Issues such as sexual abuse, in-law relationships, the trauma of ageing, the struggle for women’s empowerment, love and passion, desire and revenge, and dynastic politics are discussed through the varying perspectives of a number of characters, bringing an immediacy and urgency to the subjects under consideration. What is significant about the plays is that they highlight the manipulation of the English language resulting with the introduction of an ‘Indian’ syntax. Multilingualism is used to offset the so-called ‘westernisation’ that has been the by-product of the systematic globalisation of ‘third world’ countries. While the plays are meant to be staged, they are also very reader-friendly and will be entertaining as well as educative for the general reader.
By Emma Yarwood. 1997
Nowhere to run to, not many places left to hide.When the residents of Half Moon Bay become infected with a… mysterious disease, their town is sealed off from the outside world, sentencing the people inside to their doom.Riley and her friends find themselves locked on the wrong side of the cordon, where chaos and sickness reigns. Food is scarce, but help is even scarcer. They must escape, and they must do it before they become infected, because there is no cure. The disease is dangerous, turning gentle people into manic killers – but there could be a bigger threat out there. Dr Frankston has taken a particular interest in Riley’s sister and he will stop at nothing to get her in his clutches…
By Ellen Marie Wiseman. 2020
Be one of the first to read this sneak peek of Ellen Marie Wiseman&’s haunting new novel of a young… woman struggling to survive amid the ravages of WWI and the Spanish Influenza pandemic while those with sinister motives lurk closer than she thinks…Ellen Marie Wiseman, acclaimed author of What She Left Behind and The Life She Was Given, weaves the stories of two very different women into a page-turning novel as suspenseful as it is poignant, set amid one of history&’s deadliest pandemics. In the fall of 1918, thirteen-year-old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia&’s overcrowded streets and slums, and from the anti-German sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S. Army, hoping to prove his loyalty. But an even more urgent threat has arrived. Spanish influenza is spreading through the city. Soon, dead and dying are everywhere. With no food at home, Pia must venture out in search of supplies, leaving her infant twin brothers alone . . . Since her baby died days ago, Bernice Groves has been lost in grief and bitterness. If doctors hadn&’t been so busy tending to hordes of immigrants, perhaps they could have saved her son. When Bernice sees Pia leaving her tenement across the way, she is buoyed by a shocking, life-altering decision that leads her on a sinister mission: to transform the city&’s orphans and immigrant children into what she feels are &“true Americans.&” As Pia navigates the city&’s somber neighborhoods, she cannot know that her brothers won&’t be home when she returns. And it will be a long and arduous journey to learn what happened—even as Bernice plots to keep the truth hidden at any cost. Only with persistence, and the courage to face her own shame and fear, will Pia put the pieces together and find the strength to risk everything to see justice at last.
By Ellen Marie Wiseman. 2020
Instant New York Times BestsellerFrom the internationally bestselling author of What She Left Behind comes a gripping and powerful tale of… upheaval—a heartbreaking saga of resilience and hope perfect for fans of Beatriz Williams and Kristin Hannah—set in Philadelphia during the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak—the deadly pandemic that went on to infect one-third of the world&’s population…&“Readers will not be able to help making comparisons to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how little has changed since 1918. Wiseman has written a touching tale of loss, survival, and perseverance with some light fantastical elements. Highly recommended.&” —Booklist&“An immersive historical tale with chilling twists and turns. Beautifully told and richly imagined.&” —Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America&’s First Daughter In the fall of 1918, thirteen-year-old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia&’s overcrowded slums and the anti-immigrant sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S. Army. But as her city celebrates the end of war, an even more urgent threat arrives: the Spanish flu. Funeral crepe and quarantine signs appear on doors as victims drop dead in the streets and desperate survivors wear white masks to ward off illness. When food runs out in the cramped tenement she calls home, Pia must venture alone into the quarantined city in search of supplies, leaving her baby brothers behind. Bernice Groves has become lost in grief and bitterness since her baby died from the Spanish flu. Watching Pia leave her brothers alone, Bernice makes a shocking, life-altering decision. It becomes her sinister mission to tear families apart when they&’re at their most vulnerable, planning to transform the city&’s orphans and immigrant children into what she feels are &“true Americans.&” Waking in a makeshift hospital days after collapsing in the street, Pia is frantic to return home. Instead, she is taken to St. Vincent&’s Orphan Asylum – the first step in a long and arduous journey. As Bernice plots to keep the truth hidden at any cost in the months and years that follow, Pia must confront her own shame and fear, risking everything to see justice – and love – triumph at last. Powerful, harrowing, and ultimately exultant, The Orphan Collector is a story of love, resilience, and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most. &“Wiseman&’s writing is superb, and her descriptions of life during the Spanish Flu epidemic are chilling. Well-researched and impossible to put down, this is an emotional tug-of-war played out brilliantly on the pages and in readers&’ hearts.&” —The Historical Novels Review, EDITOR&’S CHOICE &“Wiseman&’s depiction of the horrifying spread of the Spanish flu is eerily reminiscent of the present day and resonates with realistic depictions of suffering, particularly among the poorer immigrant population.&” —Publishers Weekly (Boxed Review) &“Reading the novel in the time of COVID-19 adds an even greater resonance, and horror, to the description of the fatal spread of that 1918 flu.&” —Kirkus Review &“An emotional roller coaster…I felt Pia&’s strength, courage, guilt, and grief come through the pages clear as day.&” —The Seattle Book Review
By Elizabeth Hardinger. 2019
Set in Appalachia and the Midwest at the turn of the twentieth century, this exquisite debut novel paints an intimate portrait… of one resilient farm family&’s challenges and hard-won triumphs—helmed by an unforgettable heroine. Growing up on their hardscrabble farm in rural Kentucky, fifteen-year-old Albertina &“Bertie&” Winslow has learned a lot from her mama, Polly. She knows how to lance a boil, make a pie crust, butcher a pig, and tend to every chore that needs doing. What she doesn&’t know, but is forced to reckon with all too soon, is how to look after children as a mother should . . . When Polly succumbs to a long illness, Bertie takes on responsibility for her four younger siblings and their dissolute, unreliable daddy. Yet the task is overwhelming. Nine-year-old Dacia, especially, is resentful and stubborn, hinting at secrets in their mama&’s life. Finally, Bertie makes the only choice she can—breaking up the family for its own survival, keeping the girls with her, sending the boys off to their grown brothers, long gone from home. Ever pragmatic, Bertie marries young, grateful to find a husband willing to take on the care of her sisters, and eventually moves to the oil fields of Kansas. But marriage alone cannot resolve her grief and guilt over a long-ago tragedy, or prepare her for the heartaches still to come. Only by confronting wrenching truths can she open herself to joy—and learn how to not only give, but receive, unfettered love. &“This emotional story of deep hardship is told in Bertie&’s distinct voice and is recommended for readers who enjoyed Winter&’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell, and Jane Hamilton&’s Book of Ruth.&” —Library Journal
By Sherryl Woods. 2010
Watch Chesapeake Shores now on the Hallmark Channel!Return home for the holidays in A Chesapeake Shores Christmas, from #1 New… York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods.After years apart, Mick and Megan O’Brien are finally ready to make their relationship official, and most of the O’Brien family couldn’t be happier about their impending marriage this holiday season. However, their son Connor still disagrees. Driven to become a divorce attorney after what he views as his mother’s abandonment of their family, Connor cannot give them his blessing.After years of heartbreak, Megan has finally rekindled her relationships with her grown children, and the last thing she wants is to hurt her family again. Her newfound doubt threatens to fracture her relationship with Mick, and it seems only a miracle can reunite the O’Brien family.Then again, it is Christmas—the season of miracles.Previously published.Read the Chesapeake Shores Series by Sherryl Woods:Book One: The Inn at Eagle PointBook Two: Flowers on MainBook Three: Harbor LightsBook Four: A Chesapeake Shores ChristmasBook Five: Driftwood CottageBook Six: Moonlight CoveBook Seven: Beach LaneBook Eight: An O’Brien Family ChristmasBook Nine: The Summer GardenBook Ten: A Seaside ChristmasBook Eleven: The Christmas BouquetBook Twelve: Dogwood HillBook Thirteen: Willow Brook RoadBook Fourteen: Lilac Lane
By Jules Bennett. 2020
Event planner Violet Calhoun lives to deck the halls, and her quaint Southern hometown’s fiftieth annual Tinsel Tour will be… the event of the season. With a magazine crew on hand to document Peach Grove’s transformation into a winter wonderland, this year’s festivities have got to be the holly-est, jolliest yet. She does not have the time to deal with a Grinch—even a gorgeous one like Brady Jackson.Divorce attorney Brady has plans to divest himself of his family’s ancestral mansion and be back at his Atlanta firm by New Year’s. Hanging so much as a wreath on the door is not a part of that plan. Nor is dealing with an annoying—though undeniably adorable—elf. But Violet is all about making holiday magic happen. As they work together to stage Brady’s historic house, the town grump reveals he’s more sexy than Scrooge. And after some mind-blowing kisses, what starts as a Christmas flirtation starts to feel more like a year-round affair…
By Sophie Ranald. 2020
Seriously, why do guys on dating apps think I want a picture of what&’s in their pants? I could open… an art gallery with the collection I&’ve got. Zoe really doesn&’t want to die alone and surrounded by cats. But it&’s not looking good: she&’s had sex precisely twice in the last year, and her feline friend isn&’t the kind of male company she wants in bed… Her top dating disasters include: The guy who kissed her hand, took out a violin and serenaded her in public.The guy who force-fed her oysters (she can confirm that they&’re not an aphrodisiac).The guy who was so hungover he turned up with his t-shirt on inside out, sweating sambuca.The guy who brought his actual kid on a dinner date.And don&’t even get her started on the dick pics, or how on earth you&’re supposed to know whether a total stranger is an axe murderer or not. She&’s ready to give up on the search for love, until her friend has an idea. Robbie lives by his horoscope, and he&’s sure she&’s got this dating stuff all wrong. He dares her to work her way through the zodiac until she finds The One. Usually Zoe would laugh at such a suggestion, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Could love be written in the stars? Or is she destined to end up alone, eating take-out in bed and watching endless re-runs of Friends? A feel-good, fresh and fabulous page-turner for anyone who has torn their hair out over their love life, drunk their weight in wine to survive an awful date, or stared at their phone, willing it to ring. Fans of rom-coms by Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk and TV shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin will absolutely love this laugh-out-loud tale. Readers totally love Thank You, Next:&‘I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!… I did really love it… I&’m just so happy… It was one of those books that I picked up and didn&’t wanna put back down. Sophie Ranald books always warm my heart and this was no exception… I really did love this book!&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ????? &‘OMG I LOVED this book… The stories of the dates she goes on – hilarious… I&’m super excited to read the rest of her books, because this was just such a fun read!&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ????? &‘Oh my Lord… This book made me laugh out loud… Made me legit laugh out loud. I cackled, y&’all. Don't lie, you giggled too. Thank You, Next is a saucy little romcom… Entertaining as hell.&’ In Literary Love &‘I simply devoured this book in one sitting!… The characters are on point! The story is beyond amazing! And the ending… Loved it! Hurry and grab this one!&’ Oh.happy…
By Loree Lough. 2020
In the New Order Amish community of Pleasant Valley, a helping hand is never far away, and a baby&’s smile… can be reason enough to start over—and risk love again . . . Since losing his family in a tragic accident, building contractor Max Lambright can't seem to find purpose in anything but hard work . . . until he meets feisty newcomer, Willa Richards. As she struggles to make a new life for herself and her baby girl, she challenges him in just about every possible way. Dare he hope that, alongside this spirited woman, he might rekindle his lost faith, and find the path to love and the family he craves? Poor choices and a difficult past have inspired Willa to make better decisions for her precious Frannie, even if it means leaving the familiar behind and starting over . . . among strangers. As she adapts to the Amish ways, she learns about Max&’s generous and steadfast nature. The loneliness he tries so hard to mask can&’t be hidden . . . not from a woman with something to prove: Together, they can build their friendship into something that will forever stand as the cornerstone of a happy family . . . Visit us www.kensingtonbooks.com
By Drusilla Campbell. 2003
From the acclaimed author of Blood Orange comes this unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of the power of friendships-and the secrets that… can destroy them. . . It has been over thirty years since the words "Bluegang Creek" passed their lips. Because something that happened near that shady stream has shaped their lives-and haunted their darkest hours. Now, Liz can no longer bear the silence. What she is about to bring out into the light will test the very limits of friendship-and take all three women back to that fateful summer day when their innocence was shattered forever. . . A novel of friendship and forgiveness, Wildwood brings to life the lengths to which women will go to protect themselves-and each other-in the name of loyalty. . . and in the name of love. "The pull of family and career, the limits of friendship and the demands of love all come to vivid life in Wildwood. " -Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue"Resist the urge to turn the page to find out what happens next. Linger, instead, to savor the skillfully crafted writing. " -Judy Reeves, author of The Writer's Book of Days
By Donna Everhart. 2020
If you fell in love with 1960s North Carolina when reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Donna Everhart&’s… The Moonshiner&’s Daughter will transport you right back. Everhart&’s sensitive and expert storytelling will capture you in this Southern coming-of-age novel! Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner&’s Daughter evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family&’s past . . . Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser&’s daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she&’s concerned, moonshine caused her mother&’s death a dozen years ago. Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth—one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school&’s gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the &“monster&” inside Jessie. Resenting her father&’s insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs old and new, Jessie&’s loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths—and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.
By Betina Krahn. 2019
New York Times bestselling author Betina Krahn’s passionate romance classic goes behind the closed doors of Tudor England’s royal court—to… reveal glittering surprises . . . UNDER THE QUEEN’S EYE . . .As Queen Elizabeth’s prized new lady-in-waiting, Corrina Huntington is beautiful, innocent, and eager to know the world beyond her sheltered home—especially the mysteries of love. Despite the queen’s vow of protection, Corrie soon finds herself swept into the intrigues of the court, rampant with plots and pleasures—and discovers more than she ever imagined . . . Manly and magnificent, Count Rugar Kalisson swears vengeance on the insulting, overbearing English who scorn him for his Swedish heritage. He vows to best the vain queen’s knights in contest, and her ladies in seduction—including her latest pet. Love is not part of his plan, yet he and the sheltered English rose are soon drawn together by a reckless passion—a forbidden bond that will not only inflame the wrath of a jealous Queen, but provoke a diplomatic scandal . . . Praise for A Good Day to Marry a Duke “The very essence of romance . . . endlessly entertaining.”—Booklist (Starred Review) “Readers will gallop through the lighthearted love story.”—Kirkus Reviews “Full of wit, deceit, manipulation . . . thoroughly entertaining . . . this amusing romance has set the bar high for the sequels.” —Publishers Weekly
By Marie Force. 2019
From New York Times bestselling author Marie Force comes a glittering tale of star-crossed romance set amid the lavish mansions and decadent… lifestyles of early 20th century Newport, Rhode Island. But even in an age of great fortune, the heart has its own idea of true riches . . . Wealthy American industrialist Aubrey Nelson has invited the Duke and Duchess of Westbrook to visit his family’s Newport seaside “cottage” for the summer. With his parents’ departure from New York delayed, Aubrey’s mother sends him ahead to oversee preparations for their guests. But when he arrives, he’s surprised to find the house and staff in disarray . . . With much to do and little time, Aubrey comes to rely on the housekeeper, a lovely young Irish woman named Maeve Brown. And when he also finds himself confiding in Maeve about more personal matters, he tells himself it’s merely their close proximity that draws him to the compassionate, hard-working beauty. Yet when he suspects Maeve is in danger, Aubrey realizes his feelings for her have grown much deeper than they should have. For what will his mother, who dreams of a society match for her son, have to say when she arrives to discover he’s lost his heart to a girl of the working class? Praise for Duchess by Deception “Force has crafted a masterpiece with the perfect amount of romance.”—Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
By Aya De Leon. 2019
A Justice Hustlers Novel She’s beautiful, unpredictable—and on the run from dangerous men. But this ex-side chick is ready to… risk everything to help others in trouble . . . Fed up with her married Miami boyfriend, savvy Dulce has no problem stealing his drug-dealer stash and fleeing to her family in the Caribbean. But when she gets bored in rural Santo Domingo, she escapes on a sugar daddy adventure to Puerto Rico. Her new life is one endless party, until she's caught in Hurricane Maria—and witnesses the brutal collision of colonization and climate change, as well as the international vultures who plunder the tragedy for a financial killing, making shady use of relief funds to devastate the island even more. Broke, traumatized, and stranded, Dulce’s only chance to get back to New York may be a sexy, crusading journalist who’s been pursuing her. But is she hustling him or falling for him? Meanwhile, New York-based mastermind thief Marisol already has her hands full fleecing a ruthless CEO who’s stealing her family’s land in Puerto Rico, while trying to get her relatives out alive after the hurricane. An extra member in her crew could be game-changing, but she’s wary of Dulce’s unpredictability and reputation for drama. Still, Dulce’s determination to get justice draws Marisol in, along with her formidable Lower East Side Women’s Health Clinic’s heist squad. But their race-against-the-clock plan is soon complicated by powerful men who turn deadly when ex-side chicks step out of the shadows and demand to call the shots . . . Praise for Aya de León and her novels “Staking out space for women of color in the heist-fiction genre, Aya de León’s smart, sly writing is a knockout.”—Andi Zeisler, Bitch magazine “This well-written and enjoyable installment in de León’s unique, feminist, urban crime-fiction series . . . infuses satisfying power in both plot and character.” —Booklist on The Boss, STARRED review