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By Eloisa James. 2021
Um romance de época encantador, com personagens cativantes e memoráveis. Lady Betsy Wilde é a filha mais velha do Duque…de Lindow. A sua mãe, a segunda mulher do duque, fugiu com um conde prussiano quando Betsy era bebé. Para afastar a má reputação que herdou da mãe, Betsy reprime os seus impulsos mais selvagens e apresenta uma imagem recatada e perfeitamente polida durante a sua primeira temporada social. Desempenha o papel com tanto sucesso que atrai dezenas de pretendentes, recebendo uma proposta de casamento de um duque com uma excelente reputação. Mas, antes de casar, Betsy anseia por uma última aventura. Nenhum cavalheiro concordaria com o seu plano escandaloso, mas Lorde Jeremy Roden não é um cavalheiro. É um libertino sarcástico e pecaminoso. Ambos decidem fazer uma aposta. Se Betsy ganhar um jogo de bilhar, ele levá-la-á numa viagem ousada por Londres, onde ela poderá desfrutar de alguns privilégios apenas reservados aos homens. Mas, se ele ganhar, ela será dele por uma noite, sem reservas. O que acontecerá se Jeremy perceber que uma noite não será suficiente? Elogios da crítica: «Um romancede época extremamente bem escrito, com protagonistas realistas e diálogos espirituosos e pertidos.» - Library Journal «Uma história vigorosa com personagens cativantes e memoráveis.» - Kirkus Reviews Elogios da crítica:«Um romance de época extremamente bem escrito, com protagonistas realistas e diálogos espirituosos e divertidos.» Library Journal«Uma história vigorosa com personagens cativantes e memoráveis.» Kirkus Reviews
By Madeline Martin. 2022
Entrega a partir de 20 de fevereiro de 2023. «O ambiente de Lyon e Lisboa durante a guerra irá maravilhar…os fãs da espionagem decorrida durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial.» Booklist «Uma leitura verdadeiramente cativante.» Bookpage
By Nuno Costa Santos. 2023
Uma narrativa profundamente humana que revisita a carreira e a vida do famoso cantor belga Jacques Brel e a sua…passagem crepuscular pelos Açores. «UM HOMEM FUMA UM CIGARRO À PROA DE UM IATE,CONCENTRADO NO SOM DO MAR.» Este homem é Jacques Brel, compositor e intérprete de canções de um lirismo e elaboração extraordinários, explosivas, contagiantes, que arrebatam audiências. De espírito rebelde e inconformado, no auge da sua popularidade, Brel toma a decisão intempestiva de abandonar para sempre os palcos. Romance, biografia, reportagem, reflexão sobre os nossos medos mais secretos, em Como um Marinheiro Eu Partirei, Nuno Costa Santos compõe com a força da Literatura uma indagação sobre a identidade pessoal.
The classic children&’s tale of a man who could walk with the animals, talk with the animals, grunt and squeak…and squawk with the animals . . . John Dolittle was not your average doctor. He was known as a quiet, capable physician who lived a simple life in a simple house with his sister. His true love was for animals. He even kept a menagerie of wildlife in his very home, which ended up scaring away his two-legged human clientele. But after his parrot, Polynesia, teaches him the secret to speaking with animals, Dolittle finds a new calling as a veterinarian. He uses his gift to understand, help, and heal the furred and feathered of the world. As his fame spreads, he&’s soon called upon to travel far from his small English village to the jungles of Africa, where an epidemic is threatening the entire monkey kingdom. It seems only Doctor Dolittle can save the day.
By Robert Graves. 1985
The author of Sergeant Lamb&’s America continues the fictionalized account of an Irish soldier fighting for the British during the…Revolutionary War. This is the second in a two-book series telling the story of Sgt. Roger Lamb, a non-commissioned officer in the British Army, who served in America during the American War of Independence. Captured with Gen. Johnny Burgoyne after the Battle of Saratoga, he made a daring escape and later served under General Cornwallis. Following closely to Sergeant Lamb&’s personal memoirs, renowned poet, classicist, and novelist Robert Graves traces the sergeant&’s harrowing time in the service, providing a compelling, only barely fictionalized eyewitness account of a crucial point in American history.
By Brett Halliday. 2015
In a cutthroat border town, the Rio Kid must fight or die After being run out of Arizona on a…trumped-up murder charge, the Rio Kid spent three years in Mexico, learning how to shoot quicker than any man on the range. Now he&’s headed home to clear his name. But before he reaches Arizona, the Kid will have to pass through the deadliest border region in the West. Nestled snugly in a bend of the Rio Grande, Hell&’s Half Acre is a lawless outpost claimed by both Mexico and the United States, and belonging to neither. There, justice comes from the barrel of a six-gun, and the only sentence is death. On the wall of the post office hangs a Wanted poster, offering $10,000 for the Rio Kid&’s head. The picture is an old one, but one woman recognizes him: the tough-as-nails rancher Amanda Trigg. She promises to keep his secret, but only if he agrees to save her life. Facing down a gang of desperadoes, the Rio Kid has no choice but to use the deadly skills he developed south of the border. Rio Kid Justice is the 2nd book in the Rio Kid Adventures, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
By Margery Sharp. 1933
A Jazz Age socialite impulsively adopts an orphaned boy in this humorous, heartwarming tale In 1929 London, twenty-eight-year-old Lesley…Frewen lives a privileged, cultured life. But one thing is missing: love. When her aunt&’s female companion suddenly dies, leaving behind a young son, Lesley decides on a whim to adopt four-year-old Patrick—though she doesn&’t have any particular affection for children. As soon as Patrick moves in with her, Lesley gets to work using her connections to enroll him in the finest boys&’ school. But she quickly discovers London is no place to raise a child, and they relocate to the tiny village of High Westover. The hamlet boasts a post office, a church, and a vicarage. There&’s an apple orchard and children for Patrick to play with. However, the country comes with its own set of daunting challenges: Lesley can&’t imagine how she&’ll entertain her friends there! But ultimately life with Patrick will change her, bringing out her capacity to love and showing her the difference between pleasure and happiness.
By Victoria Christopher Murray, Marie Benedict. 2023
The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A novel about the extraordinary partnership between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights activist Mary McLeod…Bethune—an unlikely friendship that changed the world, from the New York Times bestselling authors of the Good Morning America Book Club pick The Personal Librarian. The daughter of formerly enslaved parents, Mary McLeod Bethune refuses to back down as white supremacists attempt to thwart her work. She marches on as an activist and an educator, and as her reputation grows she becomes a celebrity, revered by titans of business and recognized by U.S. Presidents. Eleanor Roosevelt herself is awestruck and eager to make her acquaintance. Initially drawn together because of their shared belief in women&’s rights and the power of education, Mary and Eleanor become fast friends confiding their secrets, hopes and dreams—and holding each other&’s hands through tragedy and triumph. When Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected president, the two women begin to collaborate more closely, particularly as Eleanor moves toward her own agenda separate from FDR, a consequence of the devastating discovery of her husband&’s secret love affair. Eleanor becomes a controversial First Lady for her outspokenness, particularly on civil rights. And when she receives threats because of her strong ties to Mary, it only fuels the women&’s desire to fight together for justice and equality. This is the story of two different, yet equally formidable, passionate, and committed women, and the way in which their singular friendship helped form the foundation for the modern civil rights movement.
By R. Scott Bakker. 2017
With this shattering final novel, &“it can at last be said that Bakker has written the epic fantasy series of the post-Tolkien…era&” (Speculiction). The Men of the Great Ordeal have been abandoned by Anasurimbor Kellhus, and the grand crusade has devolved into cannibalism and chaos. When Exalt-General Proyas attempts to gain control of the lost Men and continue their march to Golgotterath, it becomes clear that the lost Lord-and-Prophet is not so easily shaken from the mission. As Sorweel, the Believer-King of Sakarpus, and Serwa, daughter of the Aspect-Emperor, join the Great Ordeal, they discover that the shortest path is not always the safest. Souls, morality, and relationships are called into question when no one can be trusted, and the price for their sins is greater than they imagined. An uncompromising portrayal of a catastrophic world of myth, war, and sorcery, the Aspect-Emperor books have earned their place alongside George R. R. Martin&’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Bakker&’s groundbreaking series is &“no holds barred from page one&” (Speculiction).
By Chris D'Lacey. 2016
From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Wearle comes the next adventure about loyalty and bravery, set against the…clash of dragons and humankind.The dragon Wearle is in turmoil: A human boy named Ren has bonded with a pair of baby dragons, and their connection has given him shocking and extraordinary new powers. Though some of the dragons suspect he is plotting against the Wearle, his dragon allies will do anything to save him. But Ren has an agenda of his own.Meanwhile, after the devastating war with the dragons, the humans, or Kaal, have accepted the leadership of a mysterious stranger. The man, who calls himself Tywyll, has an affinity for crows and rides a remarkable unicorn. The band of followers that accompanies him into dragon territory has no idea the danger they’re inviting.Though the dragons and the Kaal are dead set against each other, both will face down an ancient power stronger than any of them can imagine.“This second book in the Erth Dragons series offers readers more of the same high fantasy, rich language, and compelling action scenes.” —Booklist
By Freda Lightfoot. 2005
Following World War I, an English wife and mother faces a battle of her own, struggling to keep her…family together in this moving saga. The Great War is over, and Kate is ready to welcome back Eliot with open arms. But her husband is a changed man. Kate has become used to her independence, and Eliot&’s return creates tensions both at work and at home, particularly with Kate&’s son, Callum. It tears Kate apart to see such strife between the two men she loves most. And her sister-in-law seems determined to stir up the animosity in order to benefit her own son. But when tragedy strikes, Kate cannot imagine just how much trouble Lucy's ambition can cause . . . Perfect for fans of Val Wood and Katie Flynn.&“Freda Lightfoot&’s talent for creating believable characters makes this a page-turning read.&” —Evening Chronicle&“Real people and real dramas are her mainstays.&” —The Westmorland Gazette
By Ahmet Altan. 2018
A “magical, marvellous” epic of an empire in collapse: Book one in the acclaimed Ottoman Quartet by the award-winning Turkish…author and political dissident (La Stampa, Italy).Tracking the decline and fall of the Ottoman empire, Ahmet Altan’s Ottoman Quartet spans fifty years from the end of the nineteenth century to the post-WWI rise of Atatu¨rk as leader of the new Turkey. In Like a Sword Wound, a modern-day resident of Istanbul is visited by the ghosts of his ancestors, finally free to tell their stories “under the broad, dark wings of death.”Among the characters who come to life are an Ottoman army officer; the Sultan’s personal doctor; a scion of the royal house whose Western education brings him into conflict with his family’s legacy; and a beguiling Turkish aristocrat who, while fond of her emancipated life in Paris, finds herself drawn to a conservative Muslim spiritual leader. As their stories of intimate desire and personal betrayal unfold, the society that spawned them is transforming and the sublime empire disintegrating.Here is a Turkish saga reminiscent of War and Peace, written in lively, contemporary prose that traces not only the social currents of the time but also the erotic and emotional lives of its characters.“An engrossing novel of obsessive love and oppressive tyranny, a tale of collapse that dramatizes the fateful moments of an empire and its subjects.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
By Allen Drury. 2018
Part of the saga begun with the Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, &“one of the finest and most…gripping political novels of our era&”(The New York Times). The United States is thrown into chaos as the President is killed in a plane crash shortly after securing his party&’s nomination in a hotly contested race for re-election. As suspicions are cast upon the circumstances of the plane crash, the incumbent party quickly convenes to nominate a candidate in a storm of domestic and international chaos. Against the backdrop of a rich cast of characters, the motivations and drives of each candidate and player help shape the future of the nation and the world. Praise for Advise and Consent: "Fifty years after its publication and astounding success . . . Allen Drury&’s novel remains the definitive Washington tale. —The Wall Street Journal
By Allan Donaldson. 2005
In this novel set over the course of a day, an alcoholic, Canadian, World War I veteran attempts to find…peace while shopping for a birthday present.Twenty-five years after the Great War, John Maclean is still struggling to carve out a meaningful existence in his small New Brunswick hometown.One late summer day he embarks on a seemingly prosaic search for a little money, a little booze, and a birthday gift for his mother. But he’s haunted by memories—of war, of his cruel father, of opportunities wasted and lost—and each moment is shadowed by his bleak history. Shell-shocked and alcoholic, Maclean is divided between a lonely present and a violent past.With clean and evocative prose, author Allan Donaldson exquisitely depicts a shattered war veteran’s search for peace. Praise for Maclean“Slim yet encompassing, tender yet merciless . . . This book merits a media flurry.” —Globe and Mail (Canada)
By Rowena Summers. 2021
Two sisters from rural Cornwall come of age in the 1930s as their community sits on the brink of…change in this saga of love, family, and war. After graduating from finishing school, Celia and Wenna Pengelly go their separate ways—Celia to New Jersey to recover from a broken heart, and Wenna to London, where she discovers ambitions she never knew she had. However, though worlds apart, both sisters are inexorably drawn towards Cornwall, to the family businesses of china, clay, and pottery. And as the world teeters once more on the brink of war, the Pengellys struggle to keep pace with change. The only source of stability is their family unit and now even that is at risk, threatened by uncontrollable external forces. Perfect for readers of Emma Hornby, Rosie Goodwin, and Lesley Pearse.Praise for September Morning&“Fans of the series will enjoy this atmospheric tale.&” —Booklist
By Herman Wouk. 2013
A &“truly enjoyable&” journey through one man&’s Jewish American experience by the #1 New York Times-bestselling authorof Marjorie Morningstar (Newsday).…Israel David Goodkind is a minor bureaucrat in the Nixon White House, killing time in the office by writing the story of four generations of his large, sprawling Russian-Jewish immigrant family. As he recounts his brief stint in show business, his torrid affair with a showgirl, and his encounters with a hassled and distracted President Nixon, Goodkind also witnesses historical events firsthand—the Watergate scandal, the Yom Kippur War—and eventually finds his way back to his Jewish faith. Combining Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk&’s wildly comic streak with his deep respect for religious tradition, Inside, Outside is both one man&’s story and &“a social comedy of Jewish-American life reaching from New York to Jerusalem and spanning much of the 20th century&” (Publishers Weekly). &“Extremely funny.&”—The Wall Street Journal &“Wouk reaffirms his position as one of the nation&’s eminent storytellers.&”—Newsday &“Wouk`s most significant work since The Caine Mutiny.&”—Chicago Tribune &“Generously stuffed with zestfully old-fashioned humor and sentiment.&”—Kirkus Reviews
By Elizabeth Murphy. 2022
Two sisters search for love while dealing with an overbearing father in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Liverpool in this touching historical saga. It&’s…the dawn of the twentieth century, but Anna and Dorrie Furlong, young daughters of a Liverpudlian ship captain with archaic ideals, are expected to remain at home in Everton until they are wedded. Dorrie, beautiful and popular, with multiple admirers, is content to do this, but idealistic, intelligent Anna hates her narrow life and longs for freedom and independence. As both sisters struggle against their situations, love will find them as if by accident, and after much hardship and sadness, they will both begin to realize where true happiness lies . . . Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn, Helen Forrester, and Lyn Andrews.
By Gerald Green. 2010
The epic novel of two families and the genocide in Nazi Germany, by the writer of the blockbuster TV miniseries.…The Dorfs are &“good&” Germans, loyal to the new Nazi regime, with whom their son Erik, a promising lawyer, finds his ambitions realized with the SS at the side of the ruthless Reinhard Heydrich. The Weisses are Jewish, also &“good&” Germans—but under the new regime, they are doomed. Told through the reminiscences of Erik Dorf, the ambitious SS officer, and the courageous young Jew Rudi Weiss, who ran away from his family as a young boy in an effort to fight the Nazis, this novel takes us through almost every significant event of the Third Reich, from the horrific reality of Kristallnacht to the mass exterminations at Auschwitz. It is a portrait of the extraordinary choices all Germans were forced to make on a daily basis—and the unimaginable consequences if they were wrong. A winner of the Dag Hammarskjöld International Prize, with more than two million copies sold, Holocaust is an unforgettable glimpse into this monumental human tragedy.
By Sharon Cameron. 2013
From a New York Times–bestselling author, a historical suspense featuring a young woman who flees to Paris seeking the man…she loves and suspects is dead.When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undetected and also find the mysterious and handsome Lane, who is suspected to be dead. But the search for Lane is not easy, and Katharine soon finds herself embroiled in a labyrinth of political intrigue. And with unexpected enemies and allies at every turn, Katharine will have to figure out whom she can trust—if anyone—to protect her uncle from danger once and for all.Filled with deadly twists, whispering romance, and heart-stopping suspense, this sequel to the award winning The Dark Unwinding whisks readers off on another thrilling adventure.
By Jeri Westerson. 2009
The disgraced knight turned inquiry agent searches for a missing relic in this Macavity Award-finalist mystery set in fourteenth century…London.Former knight Crispin Guest is now known in the streets of medieval London as the Tracker—an investigator who can find anything and anyone. What begins as a straightforward case of murder turns complicated when Crispin realizes that the victim was an important courier in possession of a holy artifact—an object so valuable that its absence could start a war between France and England.Surrounded by possible suspects, Guest will have to use his wiles to navigate both the exclusive halls of King Richard’s court, and the hardscrabble streets of fourteenth century London. In a world full of old friends, mysterious strangers, and dangerous enemies—including the treasonous mastermind who caused Crispin’s fall from grace—Crispin will have to uncover a deadly conspiracy to protect his country, save himself, and perhaps even restore his good name.