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By JoAnn Ross. 2018
New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross invites you to discover Honeymoon Harbor with the captivating prequel to her brand-new…romance series!The rivalry between the Mannion and Harper families has divided them for over a century. Which is why, when John Mannion and Sarah Harper fall in love, they become the small seaport town’s very own Romeo and Juliet. But in Honeymoon Harbor, nothing—not even an infamous family feud—is a match for love.
By JoAnn Ross. 2018
Lose yourself in the magic, charm and romance of Christmas in the Pacific Northwest as imagined in JoAnn Ross’s heartwarming…Honeymoon Harbor series. Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Jolene Wells is forever indebted to the mother who encouraged her to fly—all the way to sunny LA and a world away from Honeymoon Harbor. Although Jolene vowed never to look back, returning home isn’t even a question when her mom faces a cancer scare. Which means running into Aiden Mannion all over town, the first boy she ever loved—and lost—and whom she can barely look in the eye.Aiden’s black-sheep reputation may have diminished when he joined the marines, but everything he’s endured since has left him haunted. Back in Honeymoon Harbor to heal, he’s talked into the interim role of police chief, and the irony isn’t lost on the locals, least of all Aiden. But seeing Jolene after all these years is the unexpected breath of fresh air he’s been missing. He’s never forgotten her through all his tours, but he’s not sure anymore that he’s the man she deserves.Despite the secret they left between them all those years ago, snow is starting to fall on their picturesque little town, making anything seem possible…maybe even a second chance at first love.
By JoAnn Ross. 2019
Summertime is the best time to lose yourself in the romance of Honeymoon Harbor…When he lands in the emergency room…after collapsing at the funeral of a colleague and friend, Wall Street hotshot Gabriel Mannion initially rejects the diagnosis of an anxiety attack. But when warned that if he doesn’t change his adrenaline-fueled, workaholic lifestyle he could end up like his friend, Gabe reluctantly returns to his hometown of Honeymoon Harbor to regroup.As he adjusts to the sight of mountains instead of skyscrapers, Gabe discovers advantages to this small Pacific Northwest town he once couldn’t wait to escape. But it’s irresistible librarian Chelsea Prescott who, along with the two foster children she’s taken under her wing, makes slowing down seem like the best prescription ever.Over the course of their summer romance, Gabe gets a taste of the life he might have had if he’d taken a different path. But with his return to New York City looming on the horizon, he’ll have to choose between the success he’s worked tirelessly for and a ready-made family who offers a very different, richly rewarding future…if he’ll only take the risk.
By JoAnn Ross. 2018
Return to Honeymoon Harbor with New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross’s charming new novella!Weddings are an occasion for joy,…but Desiree Marchand is a bundle of nerves. She doesn’t have time for complications ahead of her friend’s wedding—especially not her ex-boyfriend. She doesn’t know what Bastien Broussard is doing in Honeymoon Harbor, but she wants nothing to do with him. Unfortunately, the wedding is down a singer—and whether Desiree likes it or not, rock star Bastien is the perfect man for the job.After years traveling the world, the only place Bastien wants to be is by Desiree’s side. He’s ready to fight for her, even if he has to serenade himself past her defenses—but can he finally prove to her that their love is worth the risk?“[JoAnn] Ross spins a warm romance amid a setting loaded with charm… Ross’s insight into both romantic attraction and family dynamics is striking.” —Publishers Weekly
By JoAnn Ross. 2018
There’s no place to fall in love like the place you left your heart Welcome to Honeymoon Harbor, the brand-new,…long-awaited series by beloved New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross, where unforgettable characters come face-to-face with the kind of love that grabs your heart and never lets go.Working as a Las Vegas concierge, Brianna Mannion is an expert at making other people’s wishes come true. It’s satisfying work, but a visit home to scenic Honeymoon Harbor turns into a permanent stay when she’s reminded of everything she’s missing: the idyllic small-town charm; the old Victorian house she’d always coveted; and Seth Harper, her best friend’s widower and the neighborhood boy she once crushed on—hard. After years spent serving others, maybe Brianna’s finally ready to chase dreams of her own.Since losing his wife, Seth has kept busy running the Harper family’s renovation business and flying way under the social radar. But when Brianna hires him to convert her aging dream home into a romantic B and B, working together presents a heart-stopping temptation Seth never saw coming. With guilt and grief his only companions for so long, he’ll have to step out of the past long enough to recognize the beautiful life Brianna and he could build together.
Understanding the Arab Culture is a thoroughly practical crosscultural guide to working with Arab cultures, written with theWesterner in mind.The…book focuses more on the key differences than similarities, issues that Westerners will find puzzling, unusual or difficult to cope with. It is based on years of experience of lecturing to Westerners and a long list of frequently asked questions. It addresses Western perceptions and misconceptions of Arabs, Islam and the Arab world as well as some key Arab perceptions of the West. Many practical tips are given on a variety of issues, from exchanging appropriate gifts to negotiating techniques.Contents: Preface; About the author; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. A cross-cultural Perspective; 2. Ten cross-cultural realities; 3. The Arab culture in a generic context; 4. The business pyramid; 5. An Arab perspective; 6. First encounters with Arabs; 7. Values and attitudes; 8. Experiencing Arabia; 9. Islam: away of life; 10. Doing business; Epilogue; Recommended reading; Index.
In gangland London, Maura Ryan is queen... Martina Cole's extraordinary first novel DANGEROUS LADY introduced a totally original genre of…thriller, paving the way for her multiple No. 1 bestsellers, including BETRAYAL and GET EVEN. 'Right from the start [Cole] has enjoyed unqualified approval for her distinctive and powerfully written fiction' [The Times]No one thinks a seventeen-year-old girl can take on the hard men of London's gangland, but it's a mistake to underestimate Maura Ryan: she's tough, clever and beautiful - which makes her one very dangerous lady.Together, she and her brother Michael are unbeatable but notoriety has its price. The police are determined to put Maura away once and for all - and not everyone in the family think that's such a bad idea. When it comes to the crunch, Maura has to face the pain of lost love in her past - and the dangerous lady discovers her heart is not made entirely of stone.Once you're hooked on Maura Ryan, be sure to read MAURA'S GAME, the second book from 'the undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian).
By Nelson DeMille. 2000
April 1986 : American F-111 warplanes bomb the Al Azziyah compound in Libya where President Gadhafi is residing. A 16-year-old…youth, Asad - Arabic for 'lion ' - loses his mother, two brothers and two sisters in the raid. Asad sees himself as chosen to avenge not only his family but his nation, his religion and the Great Leader - Gadhafi. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.Twelve years later, Asad arrives in New York City, intent on killing all five surviving pilots across America who participated in the bombing, one by one. John Corey - from the international bestseller PLUM ISLAND - is no longer with the NYPD and is working for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force. He has to stop Asad's revenge killings. But first he has to find him.A thrillingly entertaining read from a master storyteller.
By Iain M. Banks. 1988
The second Culture novel from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction.The Culture -…a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy.Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game ... a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death.Praise for the Culture series:'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph The Culture series:Consider PhlebasThe Player of GamesUse of WeaponsThe State of the ArtExcessionInversionsLook to WindwardMatterSurface DetailThe Hydrogen SonataOther books by Iain M. Banks:Against a Dark BackgroundFeersum EndjinnThe Algebraist
By James Rollins. 2007
An ancient menace reborn to plague the modern world...and an impossible hope hidden in an unimaginable place...The exhilarating SIGMA Force…thriller from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY.From the high seas of the Indian Ocean to the dark jungles of Southeast Asia, from the canals of Venice to the crypts of ancient kings, SIGMA Force must piece together a mystery that, unless solved, will end all life on our planet...But even this challenge may prove too large for SIGMA Force alone. With a worldwide pandemic growing, Painter Crowe and Commander Gray Pierce turn to their deadliest adversaries for help, teaming up with a diabolical foe that has thwarted them in the past. But can the enemy be trusted even now? Or will they prove to be another Judas...?
A successful career move involves people matching their ideas, passions and goals to the needs of employers and vice versa.…Full of practical examples of what works and what doesn't in the world of work, this book explains what employers need and how you can place yourself to deliver it. Whether you are looking for a new career or want to move to a different job, here you will find out how to know yourself, identify what you have to sell, structure your job search, target your CV, network successfully, respond to advertisements, conduct interviews and get the best out of agencies. Plenty of sample letters and CVs, exercises and useful addresses will make sure that your next career move is a move in the right direction.Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface to the fourth edition; Introduction; 1. What do you really want to do?; 2. Your main marketing tool; 3. The best way - networking; 4. The next best way; 5. Helping others to help you; 6. Meeting of minds; 7. The negotiation game; 8. In the new position; Appendices; Bibliography; Useful addresses; Index.
By Hamlyn. 2007
Pasta is one of the most popular staple foods in the world, but by itself it can quickly become uninteresting.…Pasta Sauces gives you over 200 tasty recipes to turn your common pasta dish into a culinary masterpiece. From quick and easy classics including Carbonara and Bolognese to more special sauces such as Walnut, Dolcelatte and Crème Fraîche and Monkfish, Saffron and Mascarpone, you will never tire of Pasta Sauces' huge selection, with every recipe consistently-formatted and arranged into easy-reference chapters to help you simply select the sauce you want.
By Miss Read. 2001
After a long winter, summer is a welcome time for Miss Read and her village friends.SUMMER AT FAIRACRE charmingly recounts…this bright, bustling season and the problems and possibilities that unfold against the backdrop of roses, skylarks and bees. Joseph Coggs finds a temporary home in the schoolhouse while his mother is in the hospital. Miss Read's friend Amy mysteriously disappears. Perhaps most difficult of all, Mrs Pringle, the grumpy school cleaner, is unable to work because of her 'bad leg'. Still, the sounds of children playing and the fragrance of summertime flowers fill the air, as Miss Read shepherds her students and friends through the warm season.
By George R.R. Martin. 2003
Contains the story 'The Hedge Night' Dreamsongs Book Two is the second part of a massive collection, featuring the very…best of George R.R. Martin's short fiction, a dazzling array of award-winning stories from the last thirtysome years. Included in this edition is 'The Hedge Knight', a tale of the Seven Kingdoms, an indispensable part of Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire:Telling the tale of a young squire as he strives to become a knight in the cruel and unforgiving lands of the Seven Kingdoms, 'The Hedge Knight' introduces readers to Dunk and Egg and their quest to prove victorious against the nobility at a local tournament.George R.R. Martin is one of the most exciting storytellers of our time, a stylish, elegant writer who combines riveting plots with superb characterisation. He writes with equal verve and fervour about werewolves as he does spaceships, wizards and vampires, and he has won virtually every award in the fields of fantasy literature. His epic ongoing saga A Song of Ice and Fire has redefined fantasy for a whole new generation, and won him a vast, devoted audience.Dreamsongs is an unmissable collection not just for all George R.R. Martin fans, but essential reading for any reader of fantastic literature.***************'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best' Time Magazine'I always expect the best from George R.R. Martin, and he always delivers' Robert Jordan'Long live George Martin . . . A literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers' New York Times'Martin's style is so vivid that you will be hooked within a few pages' The Times
By Jojo Moyes. 2004
The charming multi-generational novel by Jojo Moyes, internationally bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and the new bestseller…Still Me. 'A charming and enchanting read.' - Company Athene Forster embraced the Sixties like few others. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was spoiled, beautiful, and out of control. And within two years of her marriage, the rumours had begun again.Thirty-five years on, Suzanna Peacock finds refuge from her mother's shameful legacy in her shop, the Peacock Emporium. Within its magical walls she discovers not just friendship, and an escape from her troubled marriage, but the first real passion of her life.But the spectre of her mother still haunts Suzanna, setting in place a series of dramatic events. Only by confronting the past will she finally be able to face the future . . .
By Niamh Shaw. 2009
Olivia Smith is stuck in a rut. Working nine-to-five in a dreary The Office-style company, her only hope is to…scale the corporate ladder, and fast. Lucky this new employee who’s apparently starting soon, Luke Wylie, is coming along to help out, eh? Well, it would be, except that Olivia’s got it wrong (again) and Luke actually turns out to be her new boss. She’ll never forgive him. Ever. Except... he is completely gorgeous, and he does seem to be making a massive effort to win her over... Find out if Olivia’s made to be a lover or a hater in this gorgeous, fast and funny read!
By Simon Scarrow. 2004
IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!THE EAGLE'S PREY is the thrilling fifth novel in Simon Scarrow's…bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Praise for Simon Scarrow's gripping historical novels: 'Ferocious and compelling' Daily ExpressBritannia, AD 44. The time has come to claim Britain for the Empire. Centurions Cato and Macro are preparing for what their leaders say will be the final battle against those natives refusing to accept the civilising force of Rome. The British savages will surely stand no chance against the might of the unstoppable Roman army.But young Cato is more concerned about hot-headed cohort commander, Maximius, than about the enemy, and with Roman troops being brutally slaughtered, even grizzled veteran Macro is having doubts about the promised ease of their success. Will they be victorious - or will the battle cost both of them more than they could ever imagine?
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING JILL MANSELL! WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT AN OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE ***** 'JILL MANSELL AT…HER BEST' - Amazon review ***** 'LOVED EVERY SECOND' - Goodreads review ***** 'THE CHARACTERS QUICKLY FOUND THEIR WAY INTO MY HEART' - Amazon review ***** 'COULDN'T PUT THE BOOK DOWN' - Goodreads review ***** 'AMAZING . . . UNPUTDOWNABLE' - Amazon reviewTen years ago, Lola Malone was offered £10,000 - and what seventeen-year-old wouldn't be happy with that? There was just one catch. The person doing the offering was her boyfriend Dougie's mother, and it was on condition that Lola broke up with her beloved son. Lola was outraged. Nothing could tear her and Dougie apart . . . but then she discovered a terrible secret. Suddenly, she had no choice but to take the money and run. Now a twist of fate has brought Lola and Dougie together again, and her feelings for him are as strong as ever. But she broke Dougie's heart, and he's about to discover that she was paid to do it. She can't tell him the truth - so can she get him back? Well, Lola likes to think she's hard to resist. But this man might be the first to do just that . . .IF YOU ENJOY AN OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE, DON'T MISS JILL'S IRRESISTIBLE 2021 BESTSELLER AND NOW YOU'RE BACK! Everyone loves Jill Mansell's novels! 'A fabulous, gorgeous read, with characters you'll take to your heart' Milly Johnson, author of MY ONE TRUE NORTH 'I loved the characters and relationships and found myself rooting for everyone. It left me with a lovely warm glow' Libby Page, author of THE LIDO 'Such a joyful read and hugely entertaining . . . Readers are in for a real treat' Ruth Hogan, author of THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS 'A smashing read that both delights and surprises the reader' Sun 'Jill Mansell just gets better and better' Heat 'Romantic, funny, heartwarming and heartbreaking' Daily Express
By Jonathan Barnes. 2007
'Be warned. This book has no literary merit whatsoever. It is a lurid piece of nonsense, convoluted, implausible, peopled by…unconvincing characters, written in drearily pedestrian prose, frequently ridiculous and wilfully bizarre. Needless to say, I doubt you'll believe a word of it.'So starts the extraordinary tale of Edward Moon, detective, his silent sidekick the Somnambulist and a devilish plot to recreate the apocalyptic prophecies of William Blake and bring the British Empire crashing down.With a gallery of vividly grotesque characters, a richly evoked setting and a playful highly literate style this is an amazingly readable literary fantasy and a brilliant debut.
By Tom Holt. 2002
'The best similes since Douglas Adams.' - SFX'A brilliantly imaginative tale with an unexpected final twist' - The Good Book…Guide'I was eight years old when I saw my first elf.'... And for unlikely hero Michael it wasn't his last. Michael's unfortunately (but accurately) named girlfriend Cruella, doesn't approve of his obsession with the little people, but the problem is that they won't leave him alone. And who can blame them when it is his own stepfather who is responsible for causing them so much misery. Oh yes. Daddy George knows that elves can do so much more than the gardening.Brilliant and outrageously funny comic fantasy - Tom Holt on top form.Books by Tom Holt:Walled Orchard SeriesGoatsongThe Walled OrchardJ.W. Wells & Co. SeriesThe Portable DoorIn Your DreamsEarth, Air, Fire and CustardYou Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But It HelpsThe Better MousetrapMay Contain Traces of MagicLife, Liberty and the Pursuit of SausagesYouSpace SeriesDoughnutWhen It's A JarThe Outsorcerer's ApprenticeThe Good, the Bad and the SmugNovelsExpecting Someone TallerWho's Afraid of BeowulfFlying DutchYe Gods!OvertimeHere Comes the SunGrailblazersFaust Among EqualsOdds and GodsDjinn RummyMy HeroPaint your DragonOpen SesameWish you Were HereAlexander at World's EndOnly HumanSnow White and the Seven SamuraiOlympiadValhallaNothing But Blue SkiesFalling SidewaysLittle PeopleSong for NeroMeadowlandBarkingBlonde BombshellThe Management Style of the Supreme BeingsAn Orc on the Wild Side