After a shootout claims the life of his partner, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Someone has been killing people for twenty years or more and storing the weapons together for some inexplicable purpose. Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers a hunter who may be the most prolific murderer in New York City’s history.
In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of a plane is discovered. What it conceals is a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those for whom it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness. The race to secure the prize draws in private detective Charlie Parker, who fears that his own name may be on the list.
After their parents die, sisters Marnie and Nelly are on their own. Only they know what happened to their parents, and they aren’t telling. Living in Glasgow’s Maryhill housing estate isn’t ideal, but at least the girls have each other. But when Lennie, the old man next door, realizes his young neighbors are alone and need help, he offers to take them in. They soon form something like a family, but questions from their friends, teachers, and the authorities soon threaten to bring dark secrets about the girls’ family to the surface.
Archaeologist Donald Gladstone knows there is no solid evidence that King Arthur ever existed. And yet medieval tales of this legendary warrior must have found their inspiration somewhere, and Donald is determined to discover their true source.
In September of 1356, the English army is about to invade France, and France is ready for them. Thomas of Hookton has special orders to uncover the lost sword of St. Peter, a weapon that is said to grant victory to whatever side wields it. It won’t be an easy task because the French are searching too. When Thomas and his men are trapped near Poitiers, he, his men, and his enemies converge in a maelstrom of violence, action, and heroism.
As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German national is murdered. This is the third foreigner to die within a few days, and Minister for Justice Charles Haughey wants the killing to end lest a shameful secret be exposed: the dead men were all Nazis granted asylum by the Irish government in the years following World War II.
In FIXING MY EYES ON JESUS, you will read a Scripture and inspirational devotion for each day of the year that will encourage, uplift, renew and challenge you on your spiritual walk with Jesus. A perfect size for carrying with you on the go, in a beautiful package that also makes this a gorgeous gift for a friend or family member, this book is the spiritual nourishment you crave.
Alisa Valdes was raised in a home where feminism was religion, which spurred her into a prolific career as a feminist writer. However, as a single mom and serial dater at the age of 42, she still hadn’t found what she was looking for. Until she met the Cowboy. His conservative beliefs and traditional views on gender roles makes him everything she was raised to reject, but the way he makes her pulse race gives her second thoughts about rejecting him.
In September of 1356,the English army is about to invade France, and France is ready for them. Thomas of Hookton has special orders to uncover the lost sword of St. Peter, a weapon that is said to grant victory to whatever side wields it. It won’t be an easy task because the French are searching too. When Thomas and his men are trapped near Poitiers, he, his men, and his enemies converge in a maelstrom of violence, action, and heroism.
Brandon Sanderson works from notes and partials left by Robert Jordan after his death in 2007 to create the last installment in Jordan’s best-selling fantasy series,The Wheel of Time.
Brother and sister Charlie and Ros inherit their aunt’s English country house and must decide if they should sell it or not. As they survey the estate, the story of the house’s two and a half centuries unfolds telling the stories of the previous occupants of the house.
Defense attorney Jack Swyteck is facing his most frightening case yet. Sydney Bennett, a sexy nightclub waitress and party girl, is accused of killing her two year old daughter. Through the media, the public has already found Sydney guilty. When the jury returns with a verdict of not guilty, the public is shocked. A mob gathers outside of the jail on the night of Sydney’s release and an innocent young woman resembling Sydney ends up in a coma. The victim’s parent ask Jack for help because they are sure the attack was not an accident. In searching for the truth, Jack makes a frightening discovery. Just how big is the media monster?
After a trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is ready to retun to the lush life in Manhattan, but when he recieves a surprise visit from Holly Barker he finds himself drawn out of high society into a dangerous game of murder and revenge.
Struggling actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan is spending the dead of winter in warm and sunny Sarasota, Florida for her beloved cousin’s wedding. But a cloud seems to be hovering over the whole affair. A bridesmaid mysteriously disappears, a neighbor’s car is run off the road, and a body is found on the beach where the wedding will take place. With the nuptials, threatened, it falls on Piper to unmask the killer. As Piper gets close to figuring out who’s been covering his guilty footprints in the sand, the cunning killer has already set his sights on Piper as his next victim!
Thomas Tessler, devastated by a tragedy, has cloistered himself in his bedroom and shut out the world for the past three years. His wife, Silke, lives in the next room, but Thomas no longer shares his life with her.Desperate to salvage their life together, Silke hires Megumi, a young Japanese woman attuned to thehikikomori phenomenon, though her job may involve much more than familial comforts. But what are the risks of such intimacy? And what must these three broken people surrender in order to find hope?
The passing of a new state law makes it a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding migrant workers with no papers in his barn and is arrested and sent to prison. His grandson Dustin tries to help the sole escapee reunite with his family, his granddaughter, Misty, struggles to raise her daughter after her husband has been deported, and his daughter Sweet finds her life unraveling from the stress of the incident.
In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced Kinsey Millhone and thirty years later, the duo is still going strong. The first nine of these short stories focus around Kinsey and her past. The second part of the book focuses around Grafton’s life in the decade after her mother died. The juxtaposition of these stories shows just how strong the bond between author and character can be.
Peter Herman’s legendary book on love and relationships, MARRIAGE IS A CANOE, gained him fame by winning the hearts of hopeful romantics and desperate cynics alike. However, after Peter’s wife dies, he is completely lost and questions everything he thought he knew about love. A young editor suggests a contest for the 50th anniversary of MARRIAGE IS A CANOE, which involves a couple winning an afternoon with Peter and a chance to save their relationship. Peter must discover what he meant when he wrote the book if he is going to help the contest’s winners and find a way to love again.
This intimate memoir of loss, self-discovery, and growth will resonate deeply with any woman who has ever mourned the passage of time, questioned her own purpose, or wondered, “Do I have what it takes to create something new in my life?” Kenison reflects on the inevitable changes wrought by time and finds solace in the notion that midlife is also a time of unprecedented opportunity for growth as old roles and responsibilities fall away, and unanticipated possibilities appear on the horizon.
An earthquake in Israel reveals a tomb buried in the heart of a mountain. A forensic expert from the military, a priest, and an archaeologist are sent to explore the discovery. They find a book supposedly written in Christ’s own hand and must confront history that goes back to the beginning of time.
In 1890s San Fransisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabrina Carpenter and her detective friend, John Quincannon, are the people to go to with a mystery. Working on two unrelated cases of a petty thief and a slippery housebreaker, the two find themselves connecting the two crimes in a surprising fashion after two murders and other felonies occur. Can the dynamic duo solve the case?
Eloise Hempel is on her way to teach a class at Harvard when she receives devastating news. Her sister and her husband have been killed in a tragic accident, and Eloise must return home to Cincinnati to take her sister’s three children, Theodora, Josh, and Claire, out of the hands of her own incapable mother. Nearly two decades later, Eloise is still in that house, still thinking about what she left behind. With Claire leaving for New York City, Eloise has plans to finally embark on a life that’s hers alone.
Caroline Maxwell, a young heiress in search for true love, would like nothing more than to join her brother Eddie and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures seeing the world and buying up businesses. But Caroline’s stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. While her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline would much rather be with Jack, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. Although he would be an unacceptable suitor to her mother, to Caroline he is her perfect match.
Honor Bright is a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850. Sick from the journey and forced by family tragedy to immediately rely on help from strangers, Honor realizes that in a country that still allows slavery principles count for little. When Honor is drawn into helping with the Underground Railroad, she finally finds her principles put to use.
In 1644, Parliament’s armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion when her friend, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband and is sentenced to be burnt alive. Convinced her friend is innocent, and Bridget joins forces with a servant, Martha Hawkins, and together they set out to find the real killer.
The first, original, and best masked hero to ever grace the pages of comic strips and comic books returns with Hermes Press’ new complete reprint of The Phantom Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the “granddaddy of all costumed superheroes,” The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore.
After a seven-year- old girl fires a nail gun at her grandmother’s neck, across the world, children start killing their families. but is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry.
A decorated police inspector, Bill Quinn, is murdered on the grounds of St. Peter’s Police Treatment Center, shot through the heart with a crossbow arrow. When compromising photographs are found in Quinn’s room, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is well aware that he must handle the highly sensitive and dangerously explosive investigation with the utmost discretion. Banks teams up with Inspector Joanna Passero to dig deeper into the life and career of the victim. Banks comes to believe that Quinn’s murder may be linked to the disappearance of 19-year-old Rachel Hewitt, who made headlines when she vanished without a trace in Estonia six years earlier.
My life begins at the Y…” so opens the story of Shannon, a newborn left at the doors of the local YMCA. Bounced between foster homes, Shannon endures neglect and abuse before she finally finds stability with Miranda, a single mother with a daughter of her own. But as Shannon grows, so do her questions.
One of the few legacies left from the Mayan and Aztec civilizations is the legend of the Death Relic — an artifact with incredible power shrouded in mystery. When archaeologist Maria Pelati’s research team goes missing while working in the Yucatan Peninsula, she embarks on a dangerous journey with Jonathon Payne and David Jones to find the missing team. They soon realize Maria’s research could be the key to solving the mystery of the Death Relic.
During World War II, Nerys Watkins accompanies her husband on a missionary posting to India. When he leaves her in the exotic lakeside city of Srinagar to take on a complicated mission, Nerys discovers a new world — and by the time she is reunited with him, she is a different woman. Years later, when Mair Ellis clears out her dead father’s house, she finds an exquisite shawl. Tracing her grandparents’ roots back to Kashmir, Mair embarks on a quest that will change her life forever.
The 18 stories in this book render the fantastic commonplace and the ordinary extraordinary. From a composer that speaks through his ears to a man at war with his wife who he accidentally shrank, these characters and stories are ones a reader will never forget.
Nora Hamilton’s life is forever changed when her rock-solid policeman husband commits suicide. But the pieces don’t add up. Relying on the methodical nature that serves her so well as a restorer of old homes, Nora struggles to understand what happened to her husband — even as her insular, frigid mountain town is determined to keep its deadly secrets buried.
A tentative peace between Israel and Palestine has been brokered by the United States. But the Taskforce gets wind of an assassination attempt on the American envoy sent to solidify the treaty and must devote every resource to saving his life. Taskforce operator Pike Logan and his partner, Jennifer Cahill, are charged with following the assassin’s flimsy trail through the Middle East, a trail that becomes more muddled at every turn.
As the Season of 1899 comes to an end, the Earl of Dilberne is facing serious financial concerns. The ripple effect spreads to everyone in the household, including Lord Robert, who gambled unwisely on the stock market and seeks a place in the Cabinet, his unmarried children Arthur and Rosina, his wife Isobel, and Grace, the lady’s maid. Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and, though the Season is over, his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems the answer to all their prayers.
In March of 1861, Mary Todd Lincoln chose Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave and seamstress for the elite in D.C., to be her personal “modiste.” The two women quickly formed a close friendship and Lizzie was present for many of the most personal and intimate moments in the Lincoln White House. Chiaverini brings history to life in the story of Lizzie and her friendship with Mrs. Lincoln.
Maragaret Powell tells the true story of Rose, the under-parlormaid to the Wardham family who took a shocking step: she eloped with the family’s only son, Mr. Gerald. Going from rags to riches, Rose finds herself caught up in a maelstrom of gossip, incredulity and envy among her fellow servants. The reaction from upstairs was no better: Mr. Wardham, the master of the house, disdained the match so completely that he refused ever to have contact with the young couple again. Gerald and Rose marry, leave Redlands and Powell looks on with envy, even as the marriage hits on bumpy times.
When a woman falls from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath, detectives Pia Kirchoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to the scene. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. 11 years earlier, two girls vanished from the village without a trace. Rita Cramer’s son was sentenced to prison for ten years from a trial based only on circumstantial evidence. Now he is back in his hometown, and Pia and Oliver wonder if the attack on his mother had to do with his return.
For the last decade, Nina Hazlitt has been ready to hear the worst about her daughter’s disappearance. But with no sightings, no body, and no suspect, the police investigation ground to a halt long ago, and Nina’s pleas to the cold case department have led her nowhere. Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus. Rebus has never shied away from lost causes, and when two more women go missing from the same road where Sally Hazlitt was last seen, Rebus senses a connection. But pursuing it leads him into the crosshairs of adversaries both old and new.
Anna is a forty-something single mother trying to hold her life together during a bitter divorce and wishing to return to her younger free spirited days. When she meets her twenty-year-old neighbor she finds herself transported back to her youth by his easy grace and freedom. Is he the kind of person she sould associate with?
There have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President in the history of the United States, but only four have been successful…for now. Beecher White discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who is meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. During his investigation, he discovers that during the course of 100 years, all four assassins were secretly working together. And Beecher is about to come face-to-face with the fifth one.
Hildy Good is a lifelong resident of a historic community on the rocky coast of Boston’s North Shore. As a townie, she knows pretty much everything about everyone. A descendant of one of the witches hung in nearby Salem, some believe Hildy inherited psychic gifts, but really she’s just good at reading people. But when her daughters send her off to rehab convinced that she is an alcoholic, Hildy feels like proving she’s not is like proving you’re not a witch. Alone and feeling unjustly persecuted, Hildy finds a friend in Rebecca McCallister, a beautiful, wealthy newcomer. But not everyone takes to Rebecca, who is herself the subject of town gossip. When a cluster of secrets become dangerously entwined, the reckless behavior of one threatens to expose the other, and this darkly comic novel takes a chilling turn.
Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany’s headquarters for the world’s most powerful investigation firm. When Chris suddenly disappears, Mattie Engel, another one of Private Berlin’s top agents and Chris’s ex, throws herself into finding Chris. Mattie follows three leads Chris was investigating before he vanished: a billionaire suspected of cheating on his wife, a soccer star accused of throwing games, and a nightclub owner with ties to the Russian mob. Any one of them would surely want Chris gone — and one of them is evil enough to want him dead.
From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, the most talked about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In FRANCONA, the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history.
Jeanne Nerin and Marie-Angèle Baudry grow up side by side in the Catholic village of Ste. Madeleine, but their worlds could not be more different. Marie-Angèle is the grocer’s daughter, inflated with ideas of her own piety and rightful place in society. Jeanne’s mother washes clothes for a living, and used to be a Jew until it became too dangerous. When war falls out of the sky, the forces that divide the two girls threaten to overwhelm those that bind them together. In this dizzying new order, the truth can be buried under a pyramid of recriminations.
Histories of modern art are typically centered in Paris and New York. Los Angeles is relegated to its role as the center of popular culture — a city of movie stars, tan lines, and surfers — but lacking the highbrow credentials of the chosen places. Until 1965, there was no art museum, few notable collectors, and — especially in terms of modern and contemporary work — even fewer galleries. Yet in the 1950s and 1960s, L.A. witnessed a burst of artistic energy and invention rivaling New York’s burgeoning art scene a half-century earlier. As New York Times art critic Roberta Smith has noted, it was “a euphoric moment,” at a “time when East and West coasts seemed evenly matched.”
OUT OF SIGHT chronicles the rapid-fire rise, fall, and rebirth of the L.A. art scene — from the emergence of a small bohemian community in the 1950s to the founding of the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1980 — and explains how artists such as Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin, and Ken Price reshaped contemporary art. William Hackman also explores the ways in which the L.A. art scene reflected the hopes and fears of postwar America — both the self-confidence of an increasingly affluent middle class, and the anxiety produced by violent upheavals at home and abroad. Perhaps most of all, he pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a fascinating and until now overlooked moment in modern art.
When newly unemployed Midwestern couple Patrick and Barbara McDougal decide a vacation in Florida is just what they need, awful accommodations, a robbery, and a not-so-helpful police department make them rethink their decision to drown their troubles in paradise. Luckily, charismatic (and crazy!) tour guide Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman, are up for another action-packed adventure in this outrageous crime thriller that Tim Dorsey fans won’t soon forget.
Rosie Schaap has always loved bars, and is on an unending quest for the perfect local haunt. This memoir is a love letter to bars, pubs, and taverns all over the world that celebrates bar culture and community.
For Rebecca Dana, Truman Capote and Nora Ephron were her gods and New York City was her Jerusalem. After graduating from college, she moves to New York and all of her dreams come true. However, when they come crashing down around her, she finds herself living in Brooklyn’s Lubavitch community with Cosmo, a 30-year-old Russian rabbi who practices jujitsu on the side. Both disenchanted with their religions, they go searching for meaning.
Cyndi Lee, the founder of New York’s OM yoga Center, was in a lifelong cycle of harsh judgment about her body. Despite her success in many physically demanding professions, she still could not be happy with her physique. This memoir tells the story of Cyndi’s journey to self acceptance.
Lillian and her restaurant have a way of drawing others together. In this sequel to THE SCHOOL OF ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS, a vibrant cast of characters is mixed together to result in a family that is chosen not given.
Henry Lang is a smart but unassuming young man with a degree from Harvard and limited social skills. After his parents are killed in a freak sailing accident, leaving him a substantial inheritance, he moves to Brooklyn to see if he can make it in publishing, perhaps fall in love, and attend the sorts of parties and events that he imagines 20-somethings in Brooklyn most likely frequent.
Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league, so it’s astonishing that he was on the plane now for their destination wedding in Florida. In the next several hours, he and his friends will become embroiled with rioters, Russian gangsters, angry strippers, a pimp as big as the Death Star, a very desperate Haitian refugee on the run with her two children from some very bad men, and an 11-foot albino Burmese python named Blossom.
In the summer of 1920, an unidentified body appears to have been run down by a motorcar in London, and Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge is leading the investigation to uncover what happened. When signs point to murder, one small clue leads Rutledge to a firm built by two families famous for producing and selling the world’s best Madeira wine. Lewis French, the head of the English enterprise is missing, but is he the dead man? And is Matthew Traynor, French’s cousin who heads the Madeira office, somehow involved? The experienced Rutledge knows that suspicion and circumstantial evidence are not proof of guilt, and he’s going to keep digging for answers.
In February 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a “clear and fully-matured” threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of 13 days, the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne, America’s first female private eye.
A young, enigmatic woman, Lily Azerov, arrives in post-WWII Montreal as a mail-order bride for Sol Kramer. But upon seeing her at the train station, Sol turns her down. Out of pity, his brother Nathan decides to marry her instead, and pity turns into a deep but doomed love. When it becomes clear that Lily is not who she claims to be, she disappears, leaving her new husband and baby daughter behind with only a diary, a large uncut diamond, and a need to find the truth.
Christopher Marlowe, a young playwright, was killed in a tavern brawl in London. However, in THE MARLOWE PAPERS, he reveals that his “death” was an elaborate ruse to avoid a conviction of heresy. Marlowe was really spirited across the English Channel to live on in lonely exile, writing plays and poetry under the name of one William Shakespeare.
Who was the real Jane Austen? Overturning the traditional portrait of the author as conventional and genteel, bestseller Paula Byrne’s landmark biography reveals the real woman behind the books. Throughout, this book gives the sense of Austen as an astute commentator on human nature in general and her own age in particular, and above all as a writer of independence and ambition. Each chapter is focused on a key moment in Austen’s life and detailed attention to the novels themselves. The book will also argue that her assumed ‘genteel’ sense of humor could also be savage, highly subversive irony.
In her small early 19th century Welsh town, Morgana is unique. Though her mind is sharp, she has not spoken since she was a young girl, and she possesses a strange magic that allows household objects to move at her command and brings bad luck to those who do her ill. Concerned for her safety, her mother is anxious to see her married. Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills takes her as a wife. Morgana is wary of this strange man, but she soon falls in love with his farm as well as him. But Morgana’s strangeness is soon noticed by the people of her new village, and one person will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against her.
The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. As other great houses are crippled psychologically and financially in the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever. But in this changing landscape nothing is assured, and could it be that even the war-weary Crawleys must fight a new battle to safeguard their beloved Downton?
Jim and Elizabeth George come together to share from 40-plus years of marital wisdom and experiences to help couples grow closer to each other and to God. Husbands and wives will discover how they can enrich their marriages by looking at the lives of key couples in the Bible, including Abraham and Sarah, Boaz and Ruth, and Joseph and Mary.
Among the green hills and trees of Lancashire, only a few miles from the sea, lies the beautiful and ancient estate of Ashton Park. The year is 1916. The First World War has engulfed Europe and Sir William’s and Lady Elizabeth’s three sons are all in uniform — and their four daughters are involved in various pursuits of the heart and soul.
Esther Cherrett comes from a proud line of midwives and was trained by her mother to take over the family calling. When a terrible scandal threatens all she holds dear, Esther flees, taking a position as a teacher in the wild western mountains of Virginia. But instead of the refuge she was seeking, Esther finds herself in the midst of a deadly family feud — and courted by two men on opposite sides of the conflict.
Selene has grown up in a palace on the Nile with her parents, Cleopatra and Mark Antony — the most brilliant, powerful rulers on earth. But the jealous Roman Emperor Octavianus wants Egypt for himself, and when war finally comes, Selene faces the loss of all she’s ever loved. Forced to build a new life in Octavianus’s household in Rome, she finds herself torn between two young men and two possible destinies — until she reaches out to claim her own.
While the rest of Chicago focuses on the enormous spectacle of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Charlotte Farrow’s attentions are entirely on one small boy — her boy — whom she has kept a secret from her wealthy employers for nearly a year. When the woman who has been caring for her son abruptly returns him to the opulent Banning home, Charlotte must decide whether to come clean and face dismissal or keep her secret while the Bannings decide the child’s fate.
Nineteen-year-old Mary Kate Lapp’s dreams of travel have taken a backseat to her assignment to teach school this year. But when a sudden and unexplained death conveniently coincides with the arrival of a mysterious young man, M.K. is frustrated that no one takes it seriously. She’s determined to take matters into her own hands and get to the bottom of it. Will she find more than she bargained for?
Determined to help her father when his boarding school fails, Emma Smallwood accompanies him to the cliff-top manor of a baronet and his four sons. But soon after they arrive, mysterious things begin to happen. The baronet’s older sons both remember Miss Smallwood from their days at her father’s academy, but now one of them becomes unexpectedly drawn to her. When suspicious acts escalate, can Emma figure out which brother to blame and which to trust with her heart?
Callie Deboyer is spending the winter at Bridal Veil Island working as a governess for the Bridgeport family. She wonders, though, if God is calling her to join her parents in their missionary work. When she enrolls young Thomas Bridgeport in golf lessons, Callie meets instructor Wesley Townsend, who urges Callie to take lessons as well. During their time together, Callie comes to care for Wes — until she discovers that he’s been hiding something very important from her.
When a man named Jones spots a lady who is about to become the victim of a marauding band of thugs, he quickly follows his instincts. A handy barrel and a nearby river seem the perfect getaway solution. How was he to know she couldn’t swim? Thus begins an adventure beyond what either could have anticipated. After Jones again rescues Trinity — this time from the river — they find their destination is the same: a small town in North Dakota.
VANISHED opens with a shadowy figure caught in the beam of reporter Moira Harrison’s headlights — followed by a solid thump before she loses control and crashes into a tree. But when Moira regains consciousness, the victim is nowhere to be seen. The police say the disappearance never happened, but Moira can’t forget the look of sheer terror she saw on the person’s face in the instant it was caught in the glare of her headlights. Now her only hope of discovering the truth is a former police detective turned private eye — and her own investigate skills.
After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte flees to Cheyenne to put the pieces of her life back together. Wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry must make a sensible match if he is to be elected senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future. Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness?
The summer of 1985, an awkward 13-year old named Reggie finds herself in a nightmare. A serial killer called Neptune begins kidnapping women and leaving their severed hands on the police department steps. One day, Reggie’s mother, Vera’s, hand on the steps. However, the rest of her body is never found and five days later, Neptune disappears. 25 years later, Reggie is a successful architect who has left her hometown and the horrific memories of that summer behind. But when she gets a call revealing that her mother has been found alive, Reggie must confront the ghosts of her past and find Neptune before he kills again.
Leela has been in self-imposed exile from India and her family for decades. 22 years earlier, her sister was seduced by the egotistical Vyasa, and the fallout from their relationship drove Leela away. Vyasa is preparing for his son’s marriage, but when Leela arrives for the wedding, she disrupts the careful choreography of the weekend, with its myriad attendees and their conflicting desires.
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
Inspired by a lifelong passion for Jane Austen, mystery writer P. D. James draws the characters of Austen’s beloved novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.
In 1662, Jakob Kuisl, the hangman in a small village, got a letter from his sister asking him to come to the imperial city of Regensburg. When he arrives, he finds her throat has been slit and he is the prime suspect. Can his daughter, Magdalena, and her friends uncover the plot behind the false accusation?
Mira and Owen’s marriage is less stable than they know when Wilton Deere, an aging, no longer famous TV star moves in next door. Wilton inserts himself into the couple’s life in a quest for distraction and a connection with Anya, the daughter he abandoned years ago. When Mira begins accompanying Wilton to the casinos, she becomes addicted to gambling, and Owen turns to Anya, who is testing her own ability to trust her father after many years apart.
Writer and social critic Margaret Fuller (1810–1850) was perhaps the most famous American woman of her generation. But she was also plagued by self-doubt. John Matteson captures Fuller’s longing to become ever better, reflected by the changing lives she led.
The most successful British television drama of our time, the multi-award-winningDownton Abbey has become a national phenomenon in the U.S. as well. Now the scripts for the entire first season have been collected in one volume, along with never before seen material, incisive commentary, and color photos that will completely immerse fans in the world of Downton Abbey.
Clover, Addison, Mia and Jane were roommates at Harvard until their graduation in 1989. Twenty years later, their lives are in free fall. Like all Harvard grads, they’ve kept abreast of one another via the red book, which contains brief autobiographical essays by fellow alumni. But there’s the story we tell the world, and then there’s the real story, as these former classmates will learn during their 20th reunion weekend.
Stuck in a dead-end relationship, this fearless narrator leaves her metaphorical baggage behind and finds a comfort zone in the air. She flies around the world, finding reasons to love life in dozens of far-flung places from Alaska to Bhutan.
In 1919, Margot Rosenthal is brought to Paris by her father, a German diplomat. Resenting a city where she is viewed as the enemy, Margot realizes that life back in Berlin whit her wounded fiance she can hardly relate to anymore may not be so much better. Torn between duty and desire to be free Margot must make alliances and decide where her loyalties truly lie.
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