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VocabuLearn Italian word booster: [bilungual format], VocabuLearn Italian
Learn with rhythm; learn with tunes, Italian, English words you'll use! This bilingual vocabulary builder for Italian or English covers 500 words and expressions, plus conversation set to an original music score that energizes the listener, engaging both left and right brain for optimal learning. Includes a 60-minute audio CD, with printable PDF listening guides for each lesson on the disc, providing additional grammar notes and text.
Suitors and sabotage, Cindy Anstey
Shy aspiring artist Imogene Chively has just had a successful Season in London, complete with a suitor of her father's approval. Imogene is ambivalent about the young gentleman until he comes to visit her at the Chively estate with his younger brother in tow. When her interest is piqued, however, it is for the wrong brother. Charming Ben Steeple has a secret: despite being an architectural apprentice, he has no drawing aptitude. When Imogene offers to teach him, Ben is soon smitten by the young lady he considers his brother's intended. But hiding their true feelings becomes the least of their problems when, after a series of "accidents," it becomes apparent that someone means Ben harm. And as their affection for each other grows-despite their efforts to remain just friends-so does the danger.
The memory of fire, Callie Bates
Callie Bates's debut novel, The Waking Land, announced the arrival of a brilliant new talent in epic fantasy. Now, with The Memory of Fire, Bates expertly deepens her tale, spinning glittering threads of magic and intrigue into a vibrant tapestry of adventure, betrayal, and romance. Thanks to the magic of Elanna Valtai and the Paladisan noble Jahan Korakides, the lands once controlled by the empire of Paladis have won their independence. But as Elanna exhausts her powers restoring the ravaged land, news that the emperor is readying an invasion spurs Jahan on a desperate mission to establish peace. Going back to Paladis proves to be anything but peaceful, however. As magic is a crime in the empire, punishable by death, Jahan must hide his abilities. Nonetheless, the grand inquisitor's hunters suspect him of sorcery, and mysterious, urgent messages from the witch who secretly trained Jahan only increase his danger of exposure.
My life as a goddess: a memoir through (un)popular culture, Guy Branum
From a young age, Guy Branum always felt as if he were on the outside looking in. Self-taught, introspective, and from a stiflingly boring farm town, he couldn't relate to his neighbours. While other boys played outside, he stayed indoors reading Greek mythology. And being gay and overweight, he got used to diminishing himself. But little by little, he started learning from all the sad, strange, lonely outcasts in history who had come before him, and he started to feel hope. In this collection of personal essays, Guy talks about finding a sense of belonging at Berkeley–and stirring up controversy in a newspaper column that led to a run-in with the Secret Service.
The child's secret, Amanda Brooke
A little girl is missing. Her parents are hiding something. Who will pay the price? When eight-year-old Jasmine Peterson goes missing, the police want to know everything. What is local park ranger, Sam McIntyre, running away from and why did he go out of his way to befriend a young girl? Why can't Jasmine's mother and father stand to be in the same room as each other? With every passing minute, an unstoppable chain of events hurtles towards a tragic conclusion. Everyone has secrets. The question is: who will pay the price?
Sanctuary, Ryk Brown
Captain Scott has lost his entire family, save his sister, who needs better medical care than the Aurora can provide. Nathan, his friends, and the crew of the Seiiki must leave the Karuzari fleet to fend for themselves, while they try to find a way to save Miri.
Axel, Grace Burrowes
Axel Belmont, though a wealthy and much-respected botanist, occasionally takes a turn serving as magistrate in his rural corner of Oxfordshire. When the owner of a neighbouring estate is the victim of a homicide, Axel initially suspects the man's much younger wife, Abigail Stoneleigh, of committing the crime. But then Abby appears to be in harm's way, and Axel's investigation uncovers longstanding deceptions aimed at cheating her out of wealth and happiness. The solution to this deadly puzzle remains elusive, even as Axel captures Abby's heart and surrenders his own. Axel is a fine investigator, a devoted father, a brilliant scientist, (and an excellent kisser), but will he solve the mystery before the villain strikes again?
Jack, Grace Burrowes
Sir John Dewey Fanning (Jack to his familiars) is magistrate in a corner of Oxfordshire plagued by one incident of petty mischief after another. To add to his aggravation, his matchmaking mama is due for a prolonged visit, just when his domestic staff is at sixes and sevens. Jack turns to Miss Madeline Hennessey both to organise his household and to serve as his mother's temporary companion, despite the fact that he's long harboured feelings for the ever-competent (and lovely!) Miss Hennessey. Madeline reluctantly accepts the position, and proximity leads to investigations of an amorous nature. Can Jack stop the crime spree and steal Madeline's heart, too?
Matthew, Grace Burrowes
Theresa Jennings strayed from the path of propriety as a younger woman, though now she'll do anything to secure her child's eventual acceptance on the fringes of polite society. Theresa will even make peace with the titled brother who turned his back on her when she needed him most. Matthew Belmont is a widower who's been lonely too long. He sees Theresa as a woman paying far too high a price for mistakes long past, and as a lady given too little credit for turning her life around. Theresa is enthralled by Matthew's combination of honourable intentions and honest passion, but then trouble comes calling, and it's clear somebody wants to ruin any chance Theresa and Matthew have for a happily ever.
The big picture: on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself, Sean M Carroll
Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions. Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Does human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview? In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level–and then how each connects to the other. Carroll's presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique. Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us.
A gathering of secrets: a novel, Linda Castillo
A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in this harrowing new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series. When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside–burned alive–Kate suspects murder. But who would want a well-liked, hardworking Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation and discovers Daniel had a dark side. He was a sexual predator. His victims were mainly Amish women, too afraid to come forward, and he's been getting away with it for far too long. Now someone has stopped him, but who? The women he victimised? Their boyfriends? Their parents? As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she's confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility.
The courage to love the world: discovering compassion, strength & joy through tonglen meditation, Pema Chödrön
Pema Chödrön has long been associated with the practice of tonglen–a meditation practice in which we breathe in suffering and breathe out kindness and compassion. The Courage to Love the World presents some of Pema's most recent and intimate teachings on this transformative meditation practice. Recorded on retreat, this four-part series contains Pema's insightful, heartfelt, and even humorous stories about tonglen, along with direct instruction and guided practice.
The places that scare you: a guide to fearlessness in difficult times, Pema Chödrön
We always have a choice, Pema Chödrön teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid or we can let them soften us and make us kinder? Here Pema provides the tools to deal with the difficulties that life throws our way so we can wholeheartedly accept ourselves and others, complete with imperfections stay in the present moment by seeing through strategies that cause us to resist life as it is tap into our natural reservoirs of humour, flexibility, courage, and wisdom courageously move toward what makes us feel insecure in a way that opens our heart and connects us with others.
Start where you are: a guide to compassionate living, Pema Chödrön
Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humour, Pema Chödrön presents down-to-earth guidance on how we can "start where we are"–embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chödrön frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, such as: "Always apply only a joyful state of mind," "Don't seek others' pain as the limbs of your own happiness," and "Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment." Working with these slogans and through the practice of meditation, Start Where You Are shows how we can all develop the courage to work with our inner pain and discover joy, well-being, and confidence.
When things fall apart: heart advice for difficult times, Pema Chödrön
Pema Chödrön's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth, and makes for a perfect addition to one's spiritual library. How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart–when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.
The wisdom of no escape: and the path of loving-kindness, Pema Chödrön
It's true, as they say, that we can only love others when we first love ourselves and we can only experience real joy when we stop running from pain. The key to understanding these truisms lies in remaining open to life in all circumstances, and here Pema Chödrön shows us how. Because when we embrace the happiness and suffering, intelligence and confusion that are a natural part of life, we can begin to discover a wellspring of courageous love within our hearts.
Agatha Christie close up: a radio investigation into the queen of crime, Agatha Christie
A fascinating collection of archive radio programmes focusing on the life and work of crime fiction's grande dame and featuring Agatha Christie in her own words. Dame Agatha Christie published 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections in her lifetime, but to the public she remained an enigmatic figure. This quartet of BBC radio programmes looks at the woman behind the books, and explores the career of one of Britain's most famous mystery writers. Duration: 2 hours approx.
Chambers, Clive Coleman
Four episodes of the BBC Radio 4 comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money. Welcome to life in Forecourt Buildings, one of the least prestigious addresses in the world of law.
Attention all shipping: a journey round the shipping forecast, Charlie Connelly
The Shipping Forecast is a curious peace of broadcasting: at once impenetrably baffling yet at the same time reassuringly familiar. But where are these places, and what secrets do they conceal? Charlie Connelly sets off on a journey round the forecast to find out, unearthing the history and culture behind one of Britain's best-loved broadcasting institutions.
Bodacious: the shepherd cat, Suzanna Crampton
Written from the perspective of Bodacious the cat, this is a beautifully written memoir of Bodacious's life on the farm and everything that entails – early mornings, frosty starts, beautiful sunrises, adventurous rare-breed Zwartbles sheep, hard work, entertaining animals, mouth-watering food, kind people and idyllic country living with its highs and lows. The Shepherd often tells Bodacious her favourite story of how she went out to buy red ribbon to wrap a gift for her friend, but instead came home with a gift for herself: a daring, assertive, ambitious cat looking for a home. But soon The Shepherd realises she needs Bodacious as much as he needs her.
Night fall, Nelson DeMille
Based on true events, but unlike anything you've ever read before, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille has created what may be his finest work to date. At dusk on July 17, 1996, on a deserted Long Island beach, a man and a woman engage in adulterous sex in front of a video camera. Suddenly a terrible blast lights up the dark summer sky. TWA Flight 800 has just exploded in midair with 230 souls on board, and the video camera has recorded the last moments of the doomed airliner.
Wild fire: a novel, Nelson DeMille
Welcome to the Custer Hill Club, a men's club set in a luxurious hunting lodge whose members include America's powerful business leaders, military men, and government officials. The club is a place to relax with old friends, but one fall weekend, the club's Executive Board gathers to talk about 9/11 and finalize a retaliation plan, know by its code name: Wild Fire. That weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is found dead. It's up to Detective John Corey and his wife, FBI Agent Kate Mayfield, to unravel a terrifying plot that starts with the Custer Hill Club and ends with American cities locked in the crosshairs of a nuclear device. Corey and Mayfield are the only ones who can prevent global chaos form being unleashed.
This lullaby, Sarah Dessen
Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.
Knife Creek, Paul Doiron
When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is tasked with shooting invasive feral hogs that are tearing up the forest in his district, he makes a horrific discovery–a dead baby buried in a shallow grave. Even more disturbing: evidence suggests the infant was the child of a young woman who was presumed to have died four years earlier after she disappeared from a group rafting trip. As Bowditch assists the reopened investigation, he begins to suspect that some of his neighbours aren't who they seem to be. When violence strikes close to home, he realises that his unknown enemies will stop at nothing to keep their terrible secrets. Mike Bowditch has bucked the odds his whole career, but this time the intrepid warden may have finally followed his hunches one step too far.
The poacher's son, Paul Doiron
Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father Jack, a hard drinking womaniser who makes his living poaching illegal game. An even more frightening call comes the next morning from the police: they are searching for the man who killed a beloved local cop the night before–and his father is their prime suspect.
Rabid, Paul Doiron
In this original short story in the Mike Bowditch mystery series by Paul Doiron, Mike is drawn into the story of a gruesome case from his mentor Charley Steven's past. Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch accompanies his old friend and mentor, retired bush pilot Charley Stevens, as he pays a visit to a mysterious woman, the widow of a Vietnam vet, living in isolation in the Maine wilderness. Many years earlier, she had called Charley, then a young game warden himself, for help. She claimed that her badly bleeding husband had been attacked by a rabid bat. But in the succeeding days, despite her husband's increasingly erratic and aggressive behaviour, his wife resisted Charley's attempts to help, arousing his suspicions that more was going on than met the eye. Was the husband the victim of rabies, or was he suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder? The situation finally erupted into horrific violence, leaving everyone involved deeply scarred. In the devastating finale to RABID, Charley reveals to Mike how he uncovered the awful truth about what actually happened in their home so many years before.
The corpse at the Crystal Palace, Carola Dunn
Daisy Dalrymple is back, when a casual outing to the Crystal Palace in London takes a mysterious and murderous turn. April 1928: Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is visited in London by her young cousins. On the list of must-see sites is the Crystal Palace. Discovering that her children's nanny, Nanny Gilpin, has never seen the Palace, Daisy decides to make a day of it-bringing her cousins, her three-year-old twins, her step-daughter Belinda, the nurserymaid, and Nanny Gilpin. Yet this ordinary outing goes wrong when Mrs. Gilpin goes off to the ladies room and fails to return. When Daisy goes to look for her, she doesn't find her nanny but instead the body of another woman dressed in a nanny's uniform. Meanwhile, Belinda and the cousins spot Mrs. Gilpin chasing after yet another nanny. Intrigued, they trail the two through the vast Crystal Palace and into the park. After briefly losing sight of their quarry, they stumble across Mrs. Gilpin lying unconscious in a small lake inhabited by huge concrete dinosaurs. When she comes to, Mrs. Gilpin can't remember what happened after leaving the twins in the nurserymaid's care. Daisy's husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, finds himself embroiled in the investigation of the murdered nanny. Worried about her children's own injured nanny, Daisy is determined to help. First she has to discover the identity of the third nanny, the presumed murderer, and to do so, Daisy must uncover why the amnesic Mrs. Gilpin deserted her charges to follow the missing third nanny.
Saved: a novel, Kelly Elliott
Ari, who comes from a loving family that has had more than its share of difficulties, is faced with the possibility of losing the love of her life. All she dreams of is growing old and having children with Jeff, but a family history and a conniving Rebecca could shatter that dream. Trying to support Jeff and cope with all the truths and possibilities of her own destiny may prove to be more than Ari can handle. Jeff's dream is to raise horses on his ranch in Mason with the only woman who has ever filled his heart and soul. But he's running the risk of losing her by trying to be the man he knows he should be. He's completely bewitched by the passionate and ever outspoken Ari, but needs to do right for the child that could possibly be his. Despite all the odds stacked against them, can their relationship be saved?
Undercurrents, Mary Anna Evans
In Undercurrents, the eleventh Faye Longchamp mystery, Faye has travelled to Memphis, a city steeped in music, poverty, history, and the smoky tang of barbecue. She's there working alone to do an assessment of a site, welcome work for her small archaeological consulting firm. When Faye spies a child too young to be wandering along a creek alone, she follows the girl. A day later she uncovers a dying woman, buried alive near a spot where Kali might well be hiding. Nobody would blame Faye for running hard, but she can't make herself leave Kali, the woman's now orphaned daughter, who might be in danger. She's not welcomed by the people in Kali's struggling community, nor by the police working the crime. Yet she stays, for Kali, and for the bereaved who need her to communicate their fears to a police department that they trust even less than they trust Faye.
Flight of the night hawks, Raymond E Feist
The first book in the Darkwar series, from world-wide bestselling author of Magician, Raymond E. Feist. The Conclave of Shadows, the undercover organisation charged with the protection of Midkemia, have problems: the evil magician Leso Varen is still at large and thousands of portals to a parallel dimension inhabited by the cruel and fiendish Dasati, have been discovered in Novindus. Leso Varen, a powerful and malign magician with the power to possess and transport himself from body to body, and his Nighthawk assassins are plotting chaos and annihilation in the royal house of Kesh. The Nameless One is awakening and needs Varen to help him re-emerge completely and tip the balance of good and evil in the world, plunging Midkemia into darkness and ruin. But when the Conclave attempt to warn the Emperor, it becomes clear that many of the truebloods - nobles related by birth to the Emperor - are already Varen's slaves, both willing and unwitting, and the Conclave are forced into a race against time to save Great Kesh before evil engulfs the land. Flight of the Night Hawks begins a brand new series from the master of fantasy, set on a grand scale; revisiting the exotic political-intrigue of Great Kesh (touched upon in the classic Riftwar books), and carrying the reader into a dark underworld of crime and black magic.
What she left, Rosie Fiore
Helen Cooper has a charmed life. She's beautiful, accomplished, organised–the star parent at the school. Until she disappears. But Helen wasn't abducted or murdered. She's chosen to walk away, abandoning her family, husband Sam, and her home. Where has Helen gone, and why? What has driven her from her seemingly perfect life? What is she looking for? Sam is tormented by these questions, and gradually begins to lose his grip on work and his family life. He sees Helen everywhere in the faces of strangers. He's losing control. But then one day, it really is Helen's face he sees.
Cooper's Charm, Lori Foster
One summer, two sisters and a chance to start over…Before the burglary that shattered her confidence, Phoenix Rose had a fiance,
Light of the stars: alien worlds and the fate of the earth, Adam Frank
In Light of the Stars, astrophysicist and NPR commentator Adam Frank reveals what the latest research on alien civilizations may tell us about our own.
The Cinderella killer: a Charles Paris mystery, Simon Brett
A job in pantomime seems the perfect way to spend the Christmas season for Charles, but the cast of Cinderella are a motley crew from reality TV and Charles finds himself having to explain the traditions of panto to their baffled American star whose career is on a downward trajectory. When the star is shot dead, and Charles finds the body, he finds himself under suspicion. As the slapstick makes way for a murder investigation, he decides to clear his name by doing some sleuthing of his own. With a host of suspects and the body count rising, the line'they're behind you' soon begins to take on a very sinister meaning indeed.
Stardust, Neil Gaiman
Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, Tristran Thorn leaves the sleepy English village of Wall and crosses into the land of Faerie and the realm of Stormhold. Locating the star, he discovers it is no meteorite, but a young woman, Yvaine. When Yvaine evades him and escapes, Tristran discovers he is not the only one in pursuit of the star: there are dark forces in this magical land, and he must find Yvaine before she falls into their clutches. As he does so, Tristran will uncover the secret to his own identity and a fate beyond his wildest dreams.
The Forsytes returns: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation, John Galsworthy
Joseph Millson and Jessica Raine star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation continuing John Galsworthy's saga of the Forsyte family spanning 50 years. Galsworthy's novels The Silver Spoon and Swan Song, dramatized here in 7 episodes, continue to follow Fleur Forsyte, as she falls in love with Jon, and later, escaping heartbreak, marries Michael Mont and embraces all society has to offer.
Fridays with the wizards, Jessica Day George
Princess Celie and her companions have made it home safely from the Glorious Arkower, and everything is back to normal now that the Eye of the Castle is where it belongs. With more magical griffins to care for, Celie, Lilah, and Rolf have their hands full. But when the dangerous ancient wizard Arkwright escapes the dungeon and goes missing within the Castle, no one can rest until he is found. Only Celie knows where he is most likely hiding–deep within the secret passageways behind the walls of their beloved Castle. With danger lurking behind every tapestry and under every trap door, Celie must find the wizard and save her family.
Summer on Firefly Lake, Jen Gilroy
Sometimes love is better the second time around…Mia Gibbs spent her marriage putting her husband's needs before her own. And now, after a painful divorce, she's building a new life for herself and her two daughters back home at Firefly Lake. The last thing she needs is a man to complicate things. But former bad boy turned friend Nick McGuire–and the one kiss they've shared–has turned everything upside down. Attorney Nick McGuire wasn't meant to be a family man. His career has always been his focus and after taking time out to help his mother, he's ready to get back to the city…until Mia and her daughters arrive at Firefly Lake. Mia is beautiful and intriguing, and it doesn't take long to realize being "just friends" will never be enough. As the summer nights turn colder, Nick will have to choose between the life he's always wanted…and the woman he can't live without.
Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faust is one of the pillars of Western literature. This classic drama presents the story of the scholar Faust, tempted into a contract with the Devil in return for a life of sensuality and power.
The queens of Innis Lear, Tessa Gratton
Three queens. One crown. All out war. Gaela. Ruthless commander. I am the rightful heir of Innis Lear. No more will I wait in the shadows and watch my mother's murderer bleed my island dry. The King's hold on the crown must end–willingly or at the edge of my sword. Regan. Master manipulator. To secure my place on the throne, I must produce an heir. Countless times I have fed the island's forests my blood. Yet, my ambition is cursed. No matter what or whom Imust destroy, I will wield the magic of Innis Lear. Elia. Star-blessed priest. My sisters hide in the shadows like serpents, waiting to strike our ailing king. I must protect my father, even if it means marrying a stranger. We all have to make sacrifices. Love and freedom will be mine.
Truly evil, Mark Hardie
A body has been found dumped on the shores of Southend. Under scrutiny following the murder of a corrupt cop, DS Frank Pearson and DC Cat Russell of the Essex Major Investigation Team are tasked with solving the case. When the victim's identity is revealed, the list of suspects begins to grow, but one thing is clear: no one is telling the whole truth. Then a shocking tragedy leads Pearson to a similar murder case from decades before. Is it a coincidence, or is history repeating itself? Pearson and Russell find themselves drawn into a terrifying cover-up going back fifty years.
Eventide, Kent Haruf
When the McPheron brothers see Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they'd taken in, move from their ranch to begin college, an emptiness opens before them and for many other townspeople it also promises to be a long, hard winter. A young boy living alone with his grandfather helps out a neighbour whose husband, off in Alaska, suddenly isn't coming home, leaving her to raise their two daughters. At school the children of a disabled couple suffer indignities that their parents know all too well in their own lives, with only a social worker to look after them and a violent relative to endanger them further. But in a small town a great many people encounter one another frequently, often surprisingly, and destinies soon become entwined – for good and for ill – as they confront events that sorely test the limits of their resilience and means, with no refuge available except what their own character and that of others afford them.
Where you once belonged, Kent Haruf
Jack Burdette is a small-town hero, a high school football star who wins the heart of the loveliest girl in the county and the admiration of men twice his age. Fun-loving, independent, Burdette engages in the occasional prank. But when he turns into a man, his high jinks turn into crimes - with unspeakable consequences. Now eight years later, Burdette has returned to commit his greatest trespass of all. And the people of Holt may not be able to stop him.
The short stories. Volume III: unabridged stories, Ernest Hemingway
Before he gained wide fame as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories. Set in the varied landscapes of Spain, Africa, and the American Midwest, this definitive audio collection traces the development and maturation of Hemingway's distinct and revolutionary storytelling style – from the plain bold language of this first story to his mastery of seamless prose that contained a spare, eloquent pathos, as well as a sense of expansive solitude.
Chapterhouse Dune, Frank Herbert
The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's powers, have colonized a green world and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. In this, the final book in the Dune Chronicles, Herbert again creates a world of breathtakingly evolved characters and the contexts in which to appreciate them. The richness of detail and perspective fascinates, while the multi-layered plot evolves as pages turn. Riveting from end to end, the legend lives on in the greatest science fiction epic of all time.
Heretics of Dune, Frank Herbert
On Arrakis, now called Rakis, known to legend as Dune, ten times ten centuries have passed. The planet is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying, and the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax struggle to direct the future of Dune. The children of Dune's children awaken as from a dream, wielding the new power of heresy called love.
The black moth, Georgette Heyer
When the dashing Jack Carstares is unfairly accused of cheating at cards, he leaves the country in disgrace. Returning some years later disguised as a highwayman, his reappearance heralds a dramatic chain of events that includes a Duke, a damsel, a duel and not one, but two kidnappings.
The grand Sophy, Georgette Heyer
Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humourless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving. With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?
The masqueraders, Georgette Heyer
After participating in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Robin and Prudence, brother and sister, become engaged in a swashbuckling, romantic adventure. Our hero and heroine must cross-dress and switch genders if they are to escape prosecution - a humorous move that allows Heyer to explore the manners and language affectations of the period as the two romp through the elite saloons and clubs of London. But what the two don't foresee is that they might fall in love along the way: Prudence with the elegant and dashing Sir Anthony Fanshawe, and Robin with the charming Letitia Grayson. Can the two unmask themselves without losing their lives?
The Spanish bride, Georgette Heyer
When Brigade-Major Harry Smith met the beautiful Juana Maria, an instant spark formed between the two fiery, energetic souls. The two fell deeply in love with one another from the first moment and the Spanish bride accompanied him throughout all his campaigns, where she rode freely among the troops. The intensity of their marriage is made all the more gripping as it is played out against the Peninsular War of Napoleon versus Wellington; The Spanish Bride is both an endearing true love story and a detailed account of Wellington's battles and strategies, which Heyer studied intensely for this unforgettable novel.
Strip tease, Carl Hiaasen
When a deranged Florida congressman falls for a gorgeous but virtuous stripper, he dedicates himself to pursuing this tasselled princess who is also a damsel in distress.
The Daniel dilemma: how to stand firm and love well in a culture of compromise, Chris Hodges
We have real hope we're called to share. But how we share it makes a difference. Christians today face a dilemma: in a world that seems to reject everything we believe, how do we walk closely with God without caving to pressure or alienating those we hope to reach? In this eye-opening new book, Chris Hodges provides a solution by examining the life of the prophet Daniel, who persevered in a corrupt culture that closely resembles our own–and emerged as an influential force in God's redemptive plan. Full of scripture and seasoned with Hodges' candid personal insights, The Daniel Dilemma shows us that we can hold firmly to biblical beliefs without becoming obnoxious, insulting, or mad. We can stand strong while loving others well.
The coal miner's daughter, Maggie Hope
A wealthy landlord's son, and a coal miner's daughter…Growing up in poverty, one of six siblings, Hannah Armstrong never thought she'd know anything other than her little mining town. But then she falls for Timothy Durkin, a wealthy Oxford student…Following her heart, Hannah sacrifices everything she holds dear and follows her new husband to Oxford. But will her new life of luxury be everything she expected - or will she find that once a coal miner's daughter, always a coal miner's daughter?
Seven days of us, Francesca Hornak
It's Christmas, and the Birch family is gathering for the first time in years. Emma is elated at having everybody under one roof, but her oldest child, Olivia, is only home because she's just returned from treating an epidemic abroad and must stay in quarantine for a week. So, too, should her family, and for the next seven days, no one can leave the house and no one can enter. It doesn't sound too hard. But a week with your nearest and dearest can feel like an eternity, especially when they're all harbouring secrets. One of whom is about to come knock.
The sleep revolution: transforming your life one night at a time, Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences - on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she boldly asserts, is nothing short of a sleep revolution. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives.
Happily ever Esther: two men, a wonder pig, and their life-changing mission to give animals a home, Steve Jenkins
Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther–the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 600 pounds–as they describe in their bestselling memoir Esther the Wonder Pig. The book ends with them moving to a new farm, and starting a new wonderful life where they will live on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary to care for other animals and just live happily ever after… Or so they thought.
The duke buys a bride, Sophie Jordan
A bride wasn't in his plans …The last thing Marcus, the Duke of Autenberry, expects to see after sleeping off a night's drunken shenanigans is a woman being auctioned in the village square. Before he can think about the ramifications, he buys her, thinking he's winning the girl her freedom. Instead, he discovers he's bought a wife. A duke wasn't in hers …Alyse Bell is almost rid of the shackles that bound her in a name-only marriage, but the day her friend promised to purchase her in a wife auction, he vanishes, leaving her to face a mob of unsavoury bachelors intent on owning her body and soul. But the appearance of a wicked, wealthy stranger changes her path forever.
Deceived, Paul S Kemp
A novelization of plots in the online video game "Star Wars: The Old Republic" shares the story of a mysterious Sith Lord who defies the Empire and destroys the Jedi Temple, setting the stage for the Treaty of Coruscant.
The day she disappeared, Christobel Kent
Have you ever had that sense that you're being watched? And you turn, suddenly, but it's just a curtain, blowing in the wind? Or the dress hanging in the doorway? Nat knows something's wrong. Her best friend, Beth, would never have upped and left without saying goodbye to her. But no one believes that Beth was taken, she is a fly-by-night, a party girl who can't be trusted. No one's listening to Nat. But someone is definitely watching her.
This sceptred isle. Collection 1, 55BC-1702, Christopher Lee
The first five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle. Christopher Lee's epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original first five volumes: 55BC-1087: Julius Caesar to William the Conqueror From Britannia under the Romans to the Dark Ages and the invasions of Angles, Saxons, Danes, and Norwegians.1087-1327: The Making of the Nation The Crusades, Welsh and Scottish rebellions and the foundations of the modern state - including Magna Carta and the fledgling English Parliament. 1327-1547 The Black Prince to Henry VIII The Hundred Years' War, the Peasants' Revolt, the Wars of the Roses and the reign of Henry VIII. 1547-1660 Elizabeth I to Cromwell Elizabeth I's long reign; the Civil War, the execution of Charles I and the establishment of Cromwell as Lord Protector. 1660-1702 Restoration and Glorious Revolution The return of Charles II, the Great Plague and Great Fire of London, and a ruler from a different country on the throne: William of Orange. Narrated by Anna Massey, with extracts from Sir Winston Churchill's A History of the English-speaking Peoples read by Paul Eddington and Peter Jeffrey, this is the definitive radio account of the events and personalities that have shaped our nation. Duration: 15 hours approx.
Speak of the devil, Allison Leotta
Prosecutor Anna Curtis, assigned to bring a terrifying man known as Diablo to justice, calls into question everything she believes about good and evil when her investigation leads her to one of America's most brutal street gangs.
The miracle of Dunkirk, Walter Lord
On May 24, 1940, Hitler's armies were on the brink of a shattering military victory. Only ten miles away, 400,000 Allied troops were pinned against the coast of Dunkirk. But just eleven days later, 338,000 men had been successfully evacuated to England. How did it happen? Walter Lord's remarkable account of how "the miracle of Dunkirk" came about is based on hundreds of interviews with survivors of all nations who fought among the sand dunes of northern France.
Little Britain: best of TV series 1, Matt Lucas and David Walliams
These are the very best sketches from the superb first television series of "Little Britain", written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Little Britain: best of TV series 2, Matt Lucas and David Walliams
These are the very best sketches from the superb second television series of "Little Britain", written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Sheer mischief, Jill Mansell
My twenty-five years in Provence: reflections on then and now, Peter Mayle
The beloved author Peter Mayle, champion of all things Provence, here in a final volume of all new writing, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France–lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed. With his signature warmth, wit, and humour–and twenty-five years of experience–Peter Mayle is a one-of-a-kind guide to the continuing appeal of Provence. This thoughtful, vivid exploration of life well-lived, ö la Provence, will charm long-time fans and a new generation of readers alike.
Bearskin: a novel, James A McLaughlin
NYT bestselling author of The Disappeared, Rice Moore is just beginning to think his troubles are behind him. He's found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins. It's hard work, and totally solitary–perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona. But when Rice finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds, the quiet solitude he's so desperately sought is suddenly at risk. James McLaughlin expertly brings the beauty and danger of Appalachia to life. The result is an elemental, slow burn of a novel–one that will haunt you long after you hears the final words.
Make your bed: small things that can change your life… and maybe the world, William H McRaven
'What starts here changes the world' was the university slogan that inspired William H. McRaven to take charge of the small things that could change his life … and even the world. Here McRaven shares the 10 life-changing principles he learned during his 37 years as a Navy SEAL. These 10 philosophies helped him to overcome challenges not only in his career, but also throughout his life. What's more anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves, and the world, for the better … Begin each day with a simple task, help one another you through life, respect everyone, know that your life won't be fair and that you will fail often; take risks, step-up when times are tough, face-down the bullies, lift-up the downtrodden and never ever give up. Do these things and we will live in a far better world than the one before it … Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple and universal wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more even in life's darkest moments.
American by day, Derek B Miller
She knew it was a weird place. She'd heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic. America. And not someplace interesting, either: upstate New York. It is election season, 2008, and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case.
Blood salt water, Denise Mina
DI Alex Morrow and her team have been shadowing a woman suspected of being involved in a large drug-smuggling and money-laundering operation. Roxanna Fuentecilla recently moved from London to Glasgow in suspicious circumstances and Morrow's bosses want all the glory when she's finally arrested. But then Roxanna disappears. She's left her partner and her two children and something about the situation, and the children's evasive attitude, leads Morrow to question what's really going on. In the nearby picturesque town of Helensburgh, Iain Fraser is struggling to live with his overwhelming guilt. Under orders from the infamous Mark Barratt he's just killed a woman and now he's left with blood on his hands. Meanwhile Miss Grierson, a former scout leader who left the sleepy seaside town decades ago, has returned. Allegedly she's here to sort out her recently deceased mother's estate, but Iain knows her mother died over two years ago and suspects she has an ulterior motive.
Shadowsinger, L E Modesitt
In the final novel of The Spellsong Cycle, heiress Secca must save those she loves from evil sorcerers.
The shadow sorceress, L E Modesitt
L.E. Modesitt, Jr., returns to imaginative world where music is the vehicle for creation and magic for a new cycle of tales starring a new heroine, Secca.
Rumpole: the Penge Bungalow murders & other stories: three BBC Radio 4 dramatisations, John Mortimer
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders: It is the fifties, and two war heroes have been shot dead. Defending the suspect is deemed hopeless, so the case is handed to a novice. But the novice's superiors didn't count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole, as he defends the accused alone and without a leader for the very first time. This two-part adaptation of the novel by John Mortimer also marks the beginning of Rumpole's life-long liaison with Hilda ("She Who Must Be Obeyed"). Rumpole and the Family Pride: We rejoin Rumpole and Hilda in the late 1950s, when they have been married for a year or two. Hilda's cousin lives with her husband, the 17th Baron Sackbut, in Sackbut Castle on the Yorkshire Moors. Hilda and Rumpole are invited to the castle when a body is found in the grounds. Meanwhile, in London, Rumpole defends a tramp who has confessed to a triple-murder. Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle: When Rumpole and Hilda attend a concert performed by The Casterini Trio, Rumpole is surprised to be approached by Elizabeth Casterini - the trio's beautiful violinist. But then the Trio's cellist, Tom Randall, is murdered. Elizabeth's husband is arrested, and Rumpole agrees to defend him at the Old Bailey.
Alt-America: the rise of the radical right in the age of Trump, David A Neiwert
Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked liberal Americans, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "Alt-Right" leaders mystifies many. But the extreme Right has been growing steadily in the US since the 1990s, with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black president of the country, militant racists have come out of the woodwork. Nurtured by a powerful right-wing media sector in radio, TV, and online, the Far Right, Tea Party movement conservatives, and Republican activists found common ground; an alternative America that is resurgent, even as it has been ignored by the political establishment and mainstream media. Investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades, and here he provides a deeply reported and authoritative report on the background, mindset, and growth of Far Right movements across the country. The product of years of reportage, and including the most in-depth investigation of Trump's ties to Far Right figures, this is a crucial book about one of the most disturbing sides of American society.
Double cross, James Patterson
Alex Cross rejoins the DC police force to confront two of the most diabolical killers he's ever encountered. Just when Alex's life is calming down, he is drawn back into the game to confront a criminal mastermind like no other. The elaborate murders that have stunned Washington, DC, are the wildest that Alexand his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. This maniac adores an audience, and stages his killings as spectacles in public settings. Alex is pursuing a genius of terror who has the whole city on edge as it waits for his next move. And the killer loves the attention, no doubt – he even sets up his own website and live video feed to trumpet his madness. And in Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return. From his supermaximum-security prison cell, Kyle Craig has plotted for years to have one chance at an impossible escape. If he has to join forces with DC's Audience Killer to get back at the man who put him in that cell – Alex Cross – all the better.
, Gary Paulsen
It is 1848, and Francis Tucket is heading west on the Oregon Trail with his family. Yesterday he celebrated his 14th birthday on the tailgate of a Conestoga wagon in the foothills of the Rockies. Today, he is going to practice with his new birthday present, a Lancaster rifle. Falling far behind the wagon train, Francis loses sight of his family and is kidnapped by Pawnee Indians. Saved by a one-armed mountain man named Mr. Grimes, Francis takes off with his rescuer on a wild adventure peopled by actual historical characters, including Jim Bowie, and set against an historically-accurate background of the Old West.
Warhorses of letters: complete series 1-3, Marie Phillips
Stephen Fry, Daniel Rigby and Tamsin Greig star in all three series of the poignant BBC Radio 4 comedy drama Warhorses of Letters is the world's finest and best-loved equine, military, epistolary romance, comprising the newly-discovered love letters between two horses united by passion but cruelly divided by conflict. Set against the sweeping backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, these 12 episodes introduce us to Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellington's frisky young racehorse, and his hero Marengo, the seasoned, famous and just-a-little-bit-short mount of Emperor Napoleon. From the early days of the Peninsular Campaign to the Battle of Waterloo and its aftermath, we follow our horse heroes as their romance blossoms, their fortunes fluctuate and uncertainty and jealousy put strains on their burgeoning relationship. Can they ever be truly together, or are they doomed to remain sundered by fate? Written by Robert Hudson and Marie Phillips, this moving, surreal comedy stars Stephen Fry as Marengo and Daniel Rigby as Copenhagen, with Tamsin Greig as the narrator.
Alive: the story of the Andes survivors, Piers Paul Read
On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks, they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, these men and women not only had to keep their faith, they had to make an impossible decision: Should they eat the flesh of their dead friends? A remarkable story of endurance and determination, Alive is the dramatic bestselling account of one of the most harrowing quests for survival in modern times.
So close to being the sht, y'all don't even know, Retta
In this hilarious audiobook essay collection, Parks and Recreation star Retta shares the stories that led to her success in Hollywood. In So Close to Being the Sht, Y'all Don't Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich enough that she can buy $15,000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know she's always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese).
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: the true story of New York City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation, Brad Ricca
In 1917, on the day before Valentine's Day, eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger disappeared. When the police gave up, a mysterious woman in black vowed to find her. Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime fighters during an era when women were rarely involved with investigations. After agreeing to take the sensational Cruger case, Grace and her partner, the hardboiled detective Julius J. Kron, navigated a dangerous web of secret boyfriends, two-faced cops, underground tunnels, rumours of white slavery, and a mysterious pale man, in a desperate race against time.
Fade to black: a Doug Brock thriller, David Rosenfelt
In Fade to Black, the sequel to Blackout, policeman Doug Brock helps a fellow victim of amnesia untangle a murder case and discovers he may not be as distant as he thinks. After getting shot in the line of duty, New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock has been busy rebuilding his life. He's reunited with his fiancee and started to get some of his memories back. He hopes he can continue to recover with the help of an amnesia support group and that the damage from his past isn't permanent. It isn't until fellow group member Sean Conner approaches him after a meeting that Doug realizes the trouble is just beginning. Sean has discovered in his attic what can only be called a scrapbook of a murder victim, but he has no recollection of the girl's identity or why he might have gathered this information. Doug agrees to help and convinces his captain to open what had been a cold case. When he discovers that he had a personal connection to this case, suddenly he's questioning everything he thought he knew about the case, about Sean, and about his own past. In the next thrilling audiobook by David Rosenfelt, Doug Brock is back to delight listeners and keep them guessing until the end.
Rescued: Andy Carpenter Series, Book 17, David Rosenfelt
Defence lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases. He'd much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom. However, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can't help but get involved. Of course Andy is eager to help the dogs, many of whom come to the Tara Foundation while awaiting forever homes - it's the man accused of murder who he has a problem defending. The accused just happens to be his wife Laurie's ex-fiance; her tall, good looking, ex-Marine ex-fiance. Even though he acknowledges having argued with the victim, he swears that he is not a killer, and though he would rather not, Andy has to admit he believes he's telling the truth.
Sarah's key, Tatiana de Rosnay
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother, Michel, in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past.
The order of time, Carlo Rovelli
A concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe.
Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC radio drama collection Volume 2, Dorothy L Sayers
Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in these consummate BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' much-loved mysteries. Elegant, erudite and sharp-witted, aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey featured in numerous novels and short stories by'Queen of Crime' Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio between 1975 and 1981- are loved by mystery fans all around the world. In The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, when General Fentiman is found dead at his club, Wimsey suspects foul play. Could he have been murdered for his money? Strong Poison introduces Harriet Vane - a crime novelist on trial for murdering her lover. Wimsey knows Harriet is no femme fatale, but an innocent victim embroiled in a diabolical plot…Five Red Herrings sees Peter faced with six men, all of whom have a motive for killing argumentative Scottish painter Sandy Campbell. But who was the culprit? In Have His Carcase, when Harriet Vane finds a body on the beach with his throat cut, Lord Peter must work out whether it was murder or suicide. These classic dramas also feature Peter Jones, Joan Hickson, Miriam Margolyes and Warren Clarke.
Patient care: death and life in the emergency room, Paul Seward
Recalling remarkable cases–and people–from a career launched in the first days of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Paul Seward leads us in his memoir through suspenseful diagnoses and explorations of anatomy. By his side, we learn to distinguish nursemaid's elbow from a true broken arm. We learn how our breathing and swallowing mechanisms resemble a practical joke. But when a baby's heart stops and a young doctor forgets what to do, the situation is far from funny. Within the conditions of great stress and rapid decision-making that are routine in the ER, Dr. Seward shows us that medical staff must be more than technicians of the body: they must be restorers of the human. Whether it is comforting anxious families or subjecting a distressed patient to tough procedures, they must learn the difficult work of caring for strangers. Throughout Patient Care, Dr. Seward reflects on how a life in medicine tests what it means to put ethics into practice.
Asperger's children: the origins of autism in Nazi Vienna/ Sheffer, Edith., Edith Sheffer
In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, aiming to treat those children, usually boys, he deemed capable of participating fully in society. Depicted as a compassionate and devoted researcher, Asperger was in fact deeply influenced by Nazi psychiatry. Although he did offer individualized care to children he deemed promising, he also prescribed harsh institutionalization and even transfer to Spiegelgrund, one of the Reich's deadliest killing centers, for children with greater disabilities, who, he held, could not integrate into the community. With sensitivity and passion, Edith Sheffer's scrupulous research reveals the heart-breaking voices and experiences of many of these children, while also illuminating a Nazi regime obsessed with sorting the population into categories, cataloguing people by race, heredity, politics, religion, sexuality, criminality, and biological defects. Labels that became the basis of either rehabilitation or persecution and extermination.
Why mummy drinks: the diary of an exhausted mum, Gill Sims
It is Mummy's 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like'Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?' But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who'live for their children' and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring's extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays. Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering'FML' over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she's had.
44 Scotland Street. Series 1-3: full-cast radio adaptations of the much-loved novels, Alexander McCall Smith
With its multiple-occupancy flats, Scotland Street is an interesting corner of Edinburgh's New Town. Verging on the Bohemian, here the haute bourgeoisie rubs shoulders with students and the more colourful members of the intelligentsia. Domenica MacDonald and Angus Lordie observe the lives of their neighbours in and around around 44 Scotland Street. Pretty young Pat, a new tenant, arrives to flat-share with Bruce, a surveyor with an eye for the ladies. Child prodigy Bertie, controlled by his pretentious and intellectual mother Irene, is learning the saxophone; he also speaks Italian, and is extremely knowledgeable about many subjects. And then there's Matthew, setting up the Something Special Gallery with little knowledge of artists or paintings!
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: BBC radio casebook. Volume 2, Alexander McCall Smith
Claire Benedict and Nadine Marshall star in eight more BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas adapted by Alexander McCall Smith. Written and adapted by Alexander McCall Smith from his own bestselling series, these eight entertaining dramas return us to Botswana, where Precious Ramotswe runs her unique, all-female detective agency. In these eight episodes, Mma Ramotswe sets out to release her fiance from a terrifying obligation; visits some bad girls as part of her mission to find a husband for their client; finds an unlikely ally when her ex-husband turns up to cause trouble and works through a list of her own problems. In addition, she becomes preoccupied by the subject of food; investigates a cook who is being blackmailed; faces change at the agency; and has a problem with high blood pressure. The stories included are: How to Handle Men through the Application of Psychology, House of Hope, The Return of Note, The Ceremony, There is No Such Thing as Free Food, The Best Profession for a Blackmailer, A Very Rude Woman and Talking Shoes. Claire Benedict stars as Mma Ramotswe, with Nadine Marshall as Mma Makutsi and Joseph Marcell as Mr JLB Matekoni.
If only they didn't speak English: notes from Trump's America, Jon Sopel
As the BBC's North America Editor, Jon Sopel has had a pretty busy time of it lately. In the 18 months it's taken for a reality star to go from laughing-stock to leader of the free world, Jon has travelled the length and breadth of the United States, experiencing it from a perspective that most of us could only dream of: he has flown aboard Air Force One, interviewed President Obama and has even been described as'a beauty' by none other than Donald Trump. Through music, film, literature, TV and even through the food we eat and the clothes that we wear we all have a highly developed sense of what America is and through our shared, tangled history we claim a special relationship. But America today feels about as alien a country as you could imagine. It is fearful, angry and impatient for change. Reflecting on his journey across the continent to cover the most turbulent race in recent history, Jon Sopel lifts a lid on the seething resentments, profound anxieties and sheer rage that found its embodiment in a brash, unpredictable and seemingly unstoppable figure. In this fascinating, insightful portrait of American life and politics, Jon sets out to answer our questions about a country that once stood for the grandest of dreams but which is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division and increasingly perverse beliefs.
The case for Christ: a journalist's personal investigation of the evidence for Jesus, Lee Strobel
A seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story in history. Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like "How reliable is the New Testament?" "Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible?" "Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?" Strobel's tough, point-blank questions make this remarkable book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be in The case for Christ?
The seven daughters of Eve: the science that reveals our genetic ancestry, Bryan Sykes
The Seven Daughters of Eve is a thrilling work of science that reveals how biological research can enrich our tangled lives.
A reaper at the gates, Sabaa Tahir
Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister's life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance. Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight. And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias's devotion-even at the cost of his humanity.
George Cragge, In the Red & other mysteries: four BBC Radio 4 dramas, Mark Tavener
A collection of four blackly humorous crime mysteries featuring the fictional BBC Radio crime correspondent, George Cragge. Adapted from the novel by Mark Tavener, In the Red sees the anarchic George Cragge investigate a spree of bizarre murders in the world of City finance, a small political party contesting a by-election, and a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC. The sequel, In the Balance, features George Cragge kicking off a murder trail during the FIFA World Cup at Wembley Stadium. And with Europe becoming a hot potato, can the Prime Minister hold onto his job? In the Chair follows the maverick hack as he looks into a series of murders of dentists linked to New Labour policy. The final drama, In the End, sees George Cragge investigating a series of murders of journalists. These four comedy thrillers star Michael Williams as George Cragge with Barry Foster as Police Supertintendant Frank Jefferson. The star casts also include Stephen Fry, John Bird, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Peter Serafinowicz, Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Front and Richard Griffiths and others.
A Dublin student doctor: an Irish country novel, Patrick Taylor
In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O'Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine. Fingal and his fellow aspiring doctors face the arduous demands of Trinity College and Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital. The hours are long and the cases challenging, but Fingal manages to find time to play rugby, and to romance a fetching, gray-eyed nurse named Kitty O'Hallorhan.
An Irish country Christmas: a novel, Patrick Taylor
Barry Laverty, MD, is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart might not be coming home for the holidays. But he has little time to dwell on his own romantic disappointment. Christmas may be drawing near, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland.
An Irish country courtship, Patrick Taylor
Young doctor Barry Laverty is settling into the village and on the verge of being full partner, but an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. Will he be happy tending to routine coughs and colds for the rest of his career? As much as Barry enjoys the life in County Down, is running a humble GP's shop all he wants out of life? Barry's mentor, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly, is going through upheavals as well. After mourning his deceased wife for decades, he's allowed a new woman into his life. But this is not going over well with Kinky Kincaid, the doctors' housekeeper, who fears having her position usurped by O'Reilly's new flame. Then there's a mysterious outbreak at a local school and a swindle to contend with!
An Irish country girl: a novel, Patrick Taylor
Presents the story of the early life of Kinky Kincaid, once known as Maureen O'Hanlon, a farmer's daughter growing up in the hills and glens of 1920s County Cork, Ireland, who had a gift for seeing fairies, spirits, and the dreaded banshee.
The body is not an apology: the power of radical self-love, Sonya Renee Taylor
A global movement guided by love. Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world–for us all.
Spymaster: a thriller, Brad Thor
Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war. With his mentor out of the game, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must take on the role he has spent his career avoiding. But, as with everything else he does, he intends to rewrite the rules–all of them. In Spymaster, Scot Harvath is more cunning, more dangerous, and deadlier than ever before.
War and peace, Leo Tolstoy
One of the greatest novels of all time, War and Peace explores historical, social, ethical and religious issues on a scale never before attempted in fiction, and reflects the panorama of life at every level of Russian society during the 19th Century. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, this riveting, wide-ranging drama follows the fortunes of four Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. Told in flashback over ten episodes, it moves from fashionable society soirées in St Petersburg and Moscow to the battlefields of Austerlitz and Borodino, as protagonists Pierre, Natasha, Marya and Nikolai describe to their children the events that shaped their lives and those of every Russian who lived through this turbulent time.
The girl who smiled beads: a story of war and what comes after, Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbours began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety–perpetually hungry, imprisoned and abused, enduring and escaping refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing inhuman cruelty. They did not know whether their parents were dead or alive. When Clemantine was twelve, she and her sister were granted refugee status in the United States; there, in Chicago, their lives diverged. In The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Clemantine provokes us to look beyond the label of "victim" and recognize the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks. Devastating yet beautiful, and bracingly original, it is a powerful testament to her commitment to constructing a life on her own terms.
Soonish: ten emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything, Kelly and Zach Weinersmith
What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why don't we have a lunar colony already? In this witty and entertaining book, Kelly and Zach Weinersmith give us a snapshot of the transformative technologies that are coming next - from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters - and explain how they will change our world in astonishing ways. By weaving together their own research, interviews with pioneering scientists and Zach's trademark comics, the Weinersmiths investigate why these innovations are needed, how they would work, and what is standing in their way.
Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye've produced. Choose life.
Arabic course: basic: listen - repeat - learn, English to Arabic, Ann-Charlotte Wennerholm
Learn Arabic with our Arabic Basic Course. Listen-Repeat-LearnListen: Hear a phrase first in English and then twice in ArabicRepeat: Practice at your own pace and learn the pronunciation. Learn: You may begin to start using your new language within a few exercises.
Medieval Europe, Chris Wickham
The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period–one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation. He provides illuminating vignettes that underscore how shifting social, economic, and political circumstances affected individual lives and international events. Wickham offers both a new conception of Europe's medieval period and a provocative revision of exactly how and why the Middle Ages matter.
Arabic on the move: [the lively audio language program for busy people], Jane Wightwick
Arabic on the move features an engaging, natural approach to language learning ideally suited for today's hurry-up world. A lively narrator guides listeners through the course, meeting up with two native Arabic speakers who take part in an unfolding story line that encompasses an array of everyday subjects, from meeting people, eating, dining, and shopping to getting around town, relating events, and describing family relationships.
Exactly: how precision engineers created the modern world, Simon Winchester
Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives - a camera, phone, computer, bicycle, car, a dishwasher perhaps - all sport components that fit together with precision and operate with near perfection. We also assume that the more precise a device the better it is. And yet whilst we live lives peppered and larded with precision, we are not, when we come to think about it, entirely sure what precision is, or what it means. How and when did it begin to build the modern world? Simon Winchester seeks to answer these questions through stories of precision's pioneers.
The hidden gallery, Maryrose Wood
Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a governess trained at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, takes the three Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place to London, England, and learns they are under a curse.
Double jeopardy, Stephen Wyatt
In 1944, Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder came together to work on a screen adaptation of James M. Cain's novel Double Indemnity. Wilder is an ambitious 36-year-old German Jewish émigré just making his name as a director, and Chandler is a reformed alcoholic with a developing reputation as a novelist but absolutely no experience of writing for movies. The play follows their famously difficult collaboration. Paramount studios put Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder together because none of the big names would touch James M. Cain's novel. With its adulterous lovers and a crime that could be copied, it was judged too controversial to adapt because of the censorious Production Code guidelines. Chandler and Wilder famously hated each other but in a space of some four months locked in an office together they created an outstanding screenplay for a ground-breaking classic film.
Bored and brilliant: how spacing out can unlock your most productive & creative self, Manoush Zomorodi
Has your smartphone become your BFF? Do you feel bored when you're not checking Facebook or Instagram? Bored and Brilliant: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Spacing Out explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, and explores how we can harness boredom's hidden benefits to become our most productive selves.
The big questions: what is New Zealand's future?, Rod Oram and 15 others
New Zealand is at a crossroads. People are increasingly concerned about where we are headed. Can we improve our appalling statistics on poverty and violence? What about work - will we all be replaced by robots? Will our children (let alone our grandchildren) be able to afford to buy a house? Can we clean up our rivers? This book looks at many aspects of our lives and our nation. Experts in their fields write about the challenges that face us and the opportunities we have to make changes for the better. A fascinating set of perspectives and ideas on our way of life and our future as a nation. Writers are: Dame Anne Salmond, Judge Andrew Becroft; Rod Oram; Jacinta Ruru; Felicity Goodyear-Smith; Tim Watkin; Derek Handley; Jarrod Gilbert; Stuart McNaughton; David Brougham and Jarrod Haar; Golriz Ghahraman; Theresa Gattung; Peter O'Connor; and Leonie Freeman.
Eat like a local. London.,
This book is a food tour in your pocket, featuring more than 100 of the best restaurants, cafes, bars and markets recommended by a team of in-the-know Londoners. You'll also find insights into the city's idiosyncratic food culture, and a handful of iconic recipes to cook in the holiday kitchen or once you've returned home. It's the inside knowledge that allows you to Drink, Shop, Cook and Eat Like a Local.
Eat like a local. New York.
This book is a food tour in your pocket, featuring more than 100 of the best restaurants, cafes, bars and markets recommended by a team of in-the-know New Yorkers. You'll also find insights into the city's idiosyncratic food culture, and a handful of iconic recipes to cook in the holiday kitchen or once you've returned home. It's the inside knowledge that allows you to Drink, Shop, Cook and Eat Like a Local.
Eat like a local. Paris.
This book is a food tour in your pocket, featuring more than 100 of the best restaurants, cafes, bars and markets recommended by a team of in-the-know Parisians. You'll also find insights into the city's idiosyncratic food culture, and a handful of iconic recipes to cook in the holiday kitchen or once you've returned home. It's the inside knowledge that allows you to Drink, Shop, Cook and Eat Like a Local.
Eat like a local. Tokyo.
This book is a food tour in your pocket, featuring more than 100 of the best restaurants, cafes, bars and markets recommended by a team of in-the-know Tokyoites. You'll also find insights into the city's idiosyncratic food culture, and a handful of iconic recipes to cook in the holiday kitchen or once you've returned home. It's the inside knowledge that allows you to Drink, Shop, Cook and Eat Like a Local.
Indonesia, Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Indonesia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take in a traditional gamelan performance, laze on hidden beaches, or hike volcanic peaks; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Indonesia and begin your journey now!
Low Chicago, Edited by George R.R. Martin
George R. R. Martin has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe. In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth's population was devastated by a terrifying alien virus. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some, known as Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are known as Aces. Wild Cards tells the stories of this world.
Marrakech pocket guide.
From the bustling square of Jemma el-Fna with its stalls, snake-charmers and musicians to the Koutoubia Mosque, the maze of souks and the Majorelle Garden, Marrakesh has much to tempt the visitor. Berlitz Pocket Guide Marrakesh is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that this exciting city has to offer.
No place like home, Linda Lael Miller, Kat Martin, Mary Carter, Laura Florand
There's nothing more festive than a winter romance, and in these heart-warming stories, love is a gift that can take you by surprise.
A Paris all your own: bestselling women writers on the City of Light, Edited by Eleanor Brown
A collection of all-new Paris-themed essays written by some of the biggest names in women's fiction, including Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler, Maggie Shipstead, and Lauren Willig, edited by Eleanor Brown, the New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris.
Slimming World food optimising.
South America on a budget: Uruguay.
This way to the end times: classic tales of the apocalypse, Stories by Connie Willis, Ursula K. Le Guin, Brian W. Aldiss, James Tiptree, Jr., Jack Vance, Jules Verne and many more; edited by Robert Silverberg
Gathers 21 compelling, gripping stories of the not-too-distant demise of the earth as we know it. And what a collection. From little-known, brilliant tales by sci-fi legends Jules Vernes and Olaf Stapledon, to intense short works by sci-fi masters Ursula K. Le Guin, Connie Willis, Jack Vance, and Brian W. Aldiss, to haunting works by contemporary authors Dale Bailey, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Karen Haber and Megan Arkenberg. It paves the road to the fantastical future, alternating humour with grit, and hope with ghastl.
We love colour: 16 iconic quilt designers create with Kona Solids, Compiled by Susanne Woods
Some of the biggest names in quilt-making have joined with Robert Kaufman Fabrics to share a gorgeous variety of quilts made with vibrant Kona Cotton Solids, in both modern and traditional styles. Known for their original style and use of colour, these sixteen designers show much fun it is to play with solids, no matter what your skill level. There's not a print in sight! Experiment with precision piecing, improvisational quilting, or appliqué. Includes a Kaufman colour index so you can match the exact fabric for each pattern. Project designers were selected by Susanne Woods, Acquisitions Editor at CT Publishing.
What's your favorite bug?, Eric Carle and friends
Eric Carle and fourteen other beloved children's book artists illustrate their favorite bugs and explain why they love them. Everybody has a favorite bug. Some like shiny, colourful beetles or busy ants or soft pale moths best. Others prefer spindly walking sticks or fuzzy caterpillars that turn into bright butterflies. With beautiful illustrations and charming personal stories, 15 children's book artists share their favourite bugs and why they love them. Featuring words and pictures by: Eric Carle, Joey Chou, Eric Fan, Denise Fleming, Ekua Holmes, Tim Hopgood, Molly Idle, Beth Krommes, Scott Magoon, Kenard Pak, Maggie Rudy, Britta Teckentrup, Brendan Wenzel, Teagan White, and Eugene Yelchin.
Murder in the locked library, Ellery Adams
When a collection of unusual bones and the remains of a very old book are unearthed during Storyton Halls renovations, resulting in an unexpected historical mystery and a murder, manager Jane Steward investigates.
Oil & acrylic workshop: classic and contemporary techniques for painting expressive works of art., Kimberly Adams
With Oil & Acrylic Workshop, artists of all skill levels will discover how to create beautifully textured, vibrant, and colourful works using traditional as well as creative painting tools in new and surprising ways.
Tip of the iceberg: my 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier, Mark Adams
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America's last frontier, retracing the historic 1899 Harriman Expedition. In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Using the state's intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels three thousand miles, following the George W. Elder's itinerary north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continuing west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to climate change.
The Darling Dahlias and the unlucky clover, Susan Wittig Albert
In the seventh book of this popular series, it looks like the music has ended for Darling's favourite barbershop quartet, the Lucky Four Clovers–just days before the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition. Another unlucky break: a serious foul-up in Darling's telephone system–and not a penny for repairs. And while liquor is legal again, moonshine isn't. Sheriff Buddy Norris needs a little luck when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront Cypress County's most notorious bootlegger. What he finds upends his sense of justice.
Pastoral: a novel, André Alexis
Talking sheep and adultery: a modern take on an ageless genre from a master novelist.
The Pacific: in the wake of Captain Cook, with Sam Neill, Meaghan Wilson Anastasios
A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill, in which Sam Neill retraces Cook's footsteps, in the 250th anniversary year of Cook's first voyage. Captain James Cook first set sail to the Pacific in 1768 - 250 years ago. These vast waters, one third of the earth's surface, were uncharted - but not unknown. A rich diversity of people and cultures navigated, traded, lived and fought here for thousands of years. Before Cook, the Pacific was disconnected from the power and ideas of Europe, Asia and America. In the wake of Cook, everything changed. The Pacific with Sam Neill is the companion book to the Foxtel documentary series of the same name, in which actor and raconteur Sam Neill takes a deeply personal, present-day voyage to map his own understanding of James Cook, Europe's greatest navigator, and the immense Pacific Ocean itself.
The midwife's longed-for baby, Caroline Anderson
A marriage worth fighting for! Obstetrician Nick Jarvis and midwife Liv had the perfect marriage–until not conceiving the baby they ached for tore them apart. But separation has only compounded how much they need each other, and now they're working together again, delivering babies every day! It could be their chance to rekindle their relationship, but only if they can rediscover the sheer joy of loving–the one thing that will make their marriage whole and give them the courage to try for a baby again.
A mummy for Christmas, Caroline Anderson
Consultant Kate Burgess is intrigued. Gorgeous new surgeon James McEwan is so talented, but why is he always late? Because, she discovers, he's alone with two small children. Kate's heartstrings are well and truly pulled, and, when James finds himself temporarily homeless, Kate can't stop herself offering assistance. James's kids blossom with the love and support from Kate and her extended family. Then James realises that Kate wants children of her own, but does she need them as much as they need her? If he asks her to marry him, maybe this Christmas all their dreams can come true!
Journey to health: how I lost half my body weight and found a new way of life, Simone Anderson
Simone shared her progress on Facebook, to keep herself accountable, and her fan base grew rapidly as she underwent gastric-sleeve surgery and lost a massive 88 kg. Her story went viral when she shared photos of the excess skin that remained after her weight loss. And when she was offered surgery to remove the skin, she documented the whole experience and got worldwide media attention. In this honest and moving book Simone tells her story. Her key messages of body positivity and learning to love yourself make this an inspiring read for anyone.
River of bones, Taylor Anderson
Commander Matt Reddy and his crew are afraid it may finally be the end of the USS Walker. Ever since their ship was transported to another world, and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between the Lemurians and the vicious Grik, the Walker has been taking a pounding. With Walker out of commission for repairs, Reddy takes command of a different ship and joins a desperate battle to block the Grik swarm. Meanwhile, the humans and their allies face a deadly second front in the Republic to the south.
How the finch stole Christmas!, Donna Andrews
How the Finch Stole Christmas! is guaranteed to put the "ho ho hos" into the holidays of cozy lovers everywhere with its gut-bustingly funny mystery.
Iron and magic, Ilona Andrews
No day is ordinary in a world where Technology and Magic compete for supremacy… But no matter which force is winning, in the apocalypse, a sword will always work. Hugh d'Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: to fade away or to be the leader he was born to be. Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming. Fast. Elara Harper is a creature who should not exist. Her enemies call her Abomination; her people call her White Lady. Tasked with their protection, she's trapped between the magical heavyweights about to collide and plunge the state of Kentucky into a war that humans have no power to stop. Desperate to shield her people and their simple way of life, she would accept help from the devil himself–and Hugh d'Ambray might qualify. Hugh needs a base, Elara needs soldiers. Both are infamous for betraying their allies, so how can they create a believable alliance to meet the challenge of their enemies? As the prophet says: "It is better to marry than to burn." Hugh and Elara may do both.
Magic dreams, Ilona Andrews
Alpha Pack leader Jim Shrapshire has always been the strong, silent type. But something has come over him–a magic force currently residing in one of the Pack's headquarters. Were-tigress Dali Harimau has always wished she could get Jim's attention–but now he needs her help.
Magic mourns: a companion novella to Magic Strikes, Ilona Andrews
Andrea Nash of the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid - with an assist from her friend, Kate Daniels - tries to figure out why the giant three-headed dog who guards the gates of Hades is sniffing around Atlanta in this tale by the author of the "edgy series".
Isaiah's daughter: a novel of prophets & kings, Mesu Andrews
In this epic Biblical narrative, ideal for fans of The Bible miniseries, a young woman taken into the prophet Isaiah's household rises to capture the heart of the future king. Isaiah adopts Ishma, giving her a new name–Zibah, delight of the Lord–thereby ensuring her royal pedigree. Ishma came to the prophet's home, devastated after watching her family destroyed and living as a captive. But as the years pass, Zibah's lively spirit wins Prince Hezekiah's favour, a boy determined to rebuild the kingdom his father has nearly destroyed. But loving this man will awake in her all the fears and pain of her past and she must turn to the only One who can give life, calm her fears, and deliver a nation.
I can't date Jesus, Michael Arceneaux
A timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul-searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensitive black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish your humanity. It hasn't been easy being Michael Arceneaux. Equality for LGBT people has come a long way and all, but voices of persons of colour within the community are still often silenced, and being black in America is… well, have you watched the news? With the characteristic wit and canduor that have made him one of today's boldest writers on social issues, I Can't Date Jesus is Michael Arceneaux's impassioned, forthright, and refreshing look at minority life in today's America. Leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned, he describes his journey in learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite. He eloquently writes about coming out to his mother; growing up in Houston, Texas; that time his father asked if he was'funny' while shaking his hand; his obstacles in embracing intimacy; and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalised and denied the chance to pursue their dreams.
The travelling cat chronicles, Hiro Arikawa
The tender feelgood story of a man's journey around Japan with a streetcat.
Dream of fair woman, Charlotte Armstrong
She arrived at Peggy Cuneen's Los Angeles boarding house with no ID. She asked for a room, fell asleep silently, and has yet to wake up. Even doctors are baffled. The only thing they know for sure is there are no signs of physical illness and no evidence of bodily trauma. In fact, she's so flawlessly perfect it's as if she's been wrapped in cellophane her entire life. When her picture hits the newspapers, she's positively identified - by three claimants who all have different stories. One swears she's his niece, a runaway heiress. Another, that she's a renowned mystic popular in religious circles. And the third, a frantic mother insisting the Jane Doe's her daughter, who came to Hollywood looking for fame and subsequently disappeared. Are they lying? Mistaken? In denial? Or is it something more insidious? As a protective infatuation turns to obsession, Peggy's son, Matt, is desperate to find out, but his investigation only yields a stunning new piece of the puzzle.
The dream walker, Charlotte Armstrong
Olivia Hudson, a drama teacher at a Manhattan girl's school, refuses to let her uncle John Paul Marcus play the role of dupe in a real-life revenge story. Uncle John is a beloved war veteran, a New York institution, and a hard-working philanthropist with an unimpeachable reputation. His mistake - an honourable one, at that - was disclosing the financial chicanery of industrial heir Raymond Pankerman, and it could cost John his life. Raymond has staged the perfect crime, and the perfect frame-up, to destroy the old man. He has everything he needs: a failed and penniless playwright who'd sell his soul if the price was right, a budding television starlet looking for a breakout role, and a susceptible public suckered into believing a supernatural swindle that's making headlines. As a good man is taken down by the outlandish claims of an "otherworldly" publicity-seeking beauty nicknamed the Dream Walker, Olivia refuses to stand idly by - especially since she has the talent to outwit and outplay an actress at her own duplicitous game. Inspired by the mob mentality of the postwar McCarthy hearings, Charlotte Armstrong's The Dream Walker (also published as Alibi for Murder) is both an ingeniously clever mystery of double-crosses and triple-twists, and a still-relevant cautionary tale about the irreversible consequences of tabloid journalism and the gullibility of the masses.
The shadow killer, Arnaldur Indridason
Reykjavk, August 1941. When a travelling salesman is found murdered in a basement flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt .45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The British are in the process of handing over to the Americans and the streets are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern. Flvent, Reykjavk's sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson. Their investigation focuses on a family of German residents, the retired doctor Rudolf Lunden and his estranged son Felix, who is on the run, suspected of being a spy. Flvent and Thorson race to solve the case and to stay ahead of US counter-intelligence, amid rumours of a possible visit by Churchill. As evidence emerges of dubious experiments carried out on Icelandic schoolboys in the 1930s, Thorson becomes increasingly suspicious of the role played by the murdered man's former girlfriend, Vera, and her British soldier lover.
Blood kissed, Keri Arthur
In a world where magic and science sit side by side, and powerful witches are considered necessary aides for all governments, Lizzie Grace is something of an outlier. Though born into one the most powerful blue blood witch families, she wants nothing to do with either her past or her magic. But when she and Belle, her human familiar and best friend, open a small cafe in the Faelan werewolf reservation, she quickly finds herself enmeshed in the hunt for a vampire intent on wreaking bloody havoc. It's a hunt that soon becomes personal, and one that is going to take all her skills to survive-that's if the werewolves, who hate all things witch, don't get her first. Provided by publisher.
Hell's bell, Keri Arthur
Lizzie Grace and Belle Kent, her witch familiar, are living and working on the Faelan Werewolf Reservation - one that has banned the use of magic within its borders. Although they have their supporters - including ranger Aiden O'Connor, who once hated all things witch - Lizzie and Belle now face possible eviction. But the Faelan Reservation is a place filled with wild magic which - when left unprotected - quickly becomes a draw to those who walk the darker paths. As Christmas approaches, a new evil comes to town - one that eats the souls of the living and animates the flesh of the dead. As the body count grows and the trail of clues leads them to the doorstep of the local vampire, Lizzie, Belle, and Aiden must find the killer before death comes calling on them. But the biggest threat of all may come in the form of a witch who sees through the veils of Lizzie's carefully constructed lies and suspects the truth of who she really is.
Brave new earl, Jane Ashford
Widower Benjamin Romilly, Earl of Furness, has given up hope of finding happiness. His wife died in childbirth five years ago, leaving him with a broken heart and a child who only reminds him of his loss. Miss Jean Saunders is a cousin by marriage. She doted on Benjamin's late Countess, and can't bear it when she hears rumours that the Earl is too bereaved to care for his young son. She arrives on the scene to evaluate his fitness as a father, and if necessary, to take his son away. Jean's sudden eruption into the Earl's household simultaneously infuriates and invigorates him. She may be the only person who can breathe life into his neglected home–and his aching heart.
The untamed Mackenzie, Jennifer Ashley
To redeem her family's disgraced name, Lady Louisa Scranton has decided to acquire a proper husband. He needs to be a man of fortune and highly respectable in order to restore both her family's lost wealth and reputation. She enters the Marriage Mart with all flags flying, determined to find the right bachelor. But Louisa's hopes are dashed when the Bishop of Hargate drops dead at her feet–and she is shockingly accused of murder! Soon, Louisa's so–called friends begin shunning her, because the company of a suspected killer is never desirable in polite society. The problem comes to the ears of Detective Inspector Lloyd Fellows, by blow of the decadent Scottish Mackenzie family and an inspector for Scotland Yard. He has shared two passionate kisses with Lady Louisa–and vows to clear her name. For not only does he know she's innocent, he recognises he's falling for the lovely lady.
The will, Kristen Ashley
Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. For Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it. Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth.
The Sunday lunch club, Juliet Ashton
The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is … don't make any afternoon plans. Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and friends get together for lunch. They talk, they laugh, they bicker, they eat too much. Sometimes the important stuff is left unsaid, other times it's said in the wrong way. Sitting between her ex-husband and her new lover, Anna is coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy at the age of forty. Also at the table are her ageing grandmother, her promiscuous sister, her flamboyantly gay brother and a memory too terrible to contemplate. Until, that is, a letter arrives from the person Anna scarred all those years ago. Can Anna reconcile her painful past with her uncertain future? Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears.
Two faced, A R Ashworth
DCI Elaine Hope barely survived her last case. Someone is still determined to put an end to her. But could the culprit be one of her London Metropolitan Police colleagues? Detective Chief Inspector Elaine Hope still bears the scars-both physical and emotional-of the devastating assault that nearly ended her life nine months ago. Now, she wants two things: to salvage a police career in tatters, and to get payback. But who is the ultimate culprit? Is it Anton Srecko, capo of the brutal gangsters who attacked her? Or is it someone within the London Metropolitan Police, who failed to send backup when she most needed help?
Fallout: New Vegas. All roads, Chris Avellone
Bethesda Softworks teams up with Dark Horse Comics to create Fallout: New Vegas: All Roads, a complete graphic novel previously only available in the Fallout: New Vegas collector's edition! All Roads introduces the world of New Vegas, a town of dreamers and desperadoes being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control of this desert oasis, and tells an intriguing tale of loyalty and violence that leads right up to the beginning of the game. Written by Chris Avellone, the game's senior designer, All Roads is tightly integrated into the story of New Vegas, even containing clues to in-game missions for the sharp-eyed reader. Artists Jean Diaz (Incorruptible) and Wellinton Alves (Shadowland: Blood on the Streets, Nova) and cover artist Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled, The Matrix Comics, The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot) stunningly interpret the world of New Vegas!
Sidney Sheldon's The silent widow, Tilly Bagshawe
A young American au pair, Charlotte Clancy, vanishes without a trace in Mexico City. The case is left cold, but its legacy will be devastating. A decade later, LA is shaken by a spate of violent murders. Psychologist Nikki Roberts is the common link between the victims, her patients at the heart of this treacherous web. When someone makes an attempt on Nikki's life, it's clear she is a marked woman. Nikki makes a living out of reading people, drawing out their secrets, but the key to this shocking pattern eludes her. With the police at a dead end Nikki drafts in Derek Williams, a PI who isn't afraid to put his hand into the hornet's nest. Williams was thwarted in the notorious Charlotte Clancy case all those years ago, but what he unearths in LA - and the mention of one name in particular - leaves him cold, and takes him on a dangerous path into the past. A shadowy manipulator has brought his deadly game to the streets of LA. In a crime spanning generations, it seems Nikki Roberts knows all too much - and a ruthless killer knows the price of her silence. In this crooked city, where enemies and friends are one and the same, Nikki must be the master of her own escape.
Impostor syndrome, Mishell Baker
In the third book of the Nebula Award-nominated Arcadia Project series, Millie Roper has to pull off two impossible heists–with the fate of the worlds in the balance. Three months ago, a rift between agents in London and Los Angeles tore the Arcadia Project apart. With both fey Courts split down the middle–half supporting London, half LA–London is putting the pieces in place to quash the resistance. But due to an alarming backslide in her mental health, new LA agent Mille Roper is in no condition to fight. When London's opening shot is to frame Millie's partner, Tjuan, for attempted homicide, Millie has no choice but to hide him and try to clear his name. Her investigation will take her across the pond to the heart of Arcadia at the mysterious and impenetrable White Rose palace. The key to Tjuan's freedom–and to the success of the revolution–is locked in a vault under the fey Queen's watchful eye. It's up to Millie to plan and lead a heist that will shape the future of two worlds–all while pretending that she knows exactly what she's doing.
Phantom pains, Mishell Baker
Four months ago, Millie left the Arcadia Project after losing her partner Teo to the lethal magic of an Unseelie fey countess. Now, in a final visit to the scene of the crime, Millie and her former boss Caryl encounter Teo's tormented ghost. But there's one problem: according to Caryl, ghosts don't exist. Millie has a new life, a stressful job, and no time to get pulled back into the Project, but she agrees to tell her side of the ghost story to the agents from the Project's National Headquarters. During her visit though, tragedy strikes when one of the agents is gruesomely murdered in a way only Caryl could have achieved. Millie knows Caryl is innocent, but the only way to save her from the Project's severe, off-the-books justice is to find the mysterious culprits that can only be seen when they want to be seen. Millie must solve the mystery not only to save Caryl, but also to foil an insidious, arcane terrorist plot that would leave two worlds in ruins.
Dead man's prayer, Jackie Baldwin
Eighteen years ago, DI Frank Farrell turned his back on the church. But when an ex-priest is murdered in his hometown, he has no choice but to delve into his past. DI Frank Farrell has returned to his roots in Dumfries, only to be landed with a disturbing murder case. Even worse, Farrell knows the victim: Father Boyd, the man who forced him out of the priesthood eighteen years earlier. With no leads, Farrell must delve into the old priest's past, one that is inexorably linked with his own. But his attention is diverted when a pair of twin boys go missing. The Dumfries police force recover one in an abandoned church, unharmed. But where is his brother?As Farrell investigates the two cases, he can't help but feel targeted. Is someone playing a sinister game, or is he seeing patterns that don't exist? Either way, it's a game Farrell needs to win before he loses his grip on his sanity, or someone else turns up dead.
Perfect dead, Jackie Baldwin
Ex-priest DI Farrell is called on to investigate a gruesome death in rural Scotland. All evidence points to suicide, except for one loose end: every light in the cottage was switched off. Why would he kill himself in the dark? The question sparks a murder investigation that leads to the mysterious Ivy House, home of'The Collective', a sinister commune of artists who will do anything to keep their twisted secrets hidden. And when the remains of a young girl are uncovered on a barren stretch of coastline, Farrell realises that there is something rotten in this tight-knit community. Now he must track down a ruthless killer before another person dies, this time much closer to home.
Silent alarm, Jennifer Banash
Alys, a Plaineville, Wisconsin, junior who dreams of studying violin at Julliard, must deal with the aftermath of a tragic high school shooting in which her older brother, Luke, was the shooter.
Mike's place: a true story of love, blues, and terror in Tel Aviv, Jack Baxter
Recounts the authors' experiences as filmmakers who were working on a project on Mike's Place, a Tel Aviv blues bar where Jews, Christians, and Muslims freely mingled with expatriates, and the events that led up to the destruction of the bar in a suicide bombing.
Liberty silk, Kate Beaufoy
One beautiful silk dress is the key to three brave women's destinies. France 1919: Jessie is celebrating the last heady days of her honeymoon. But when her husband suddenly disappears she finds herself bereft. Until a chance encounter thrusts her into the centre of the intoxicating world of Parisian high life. Hollywood 1945: Lisa has come a long way from her quiet, unassuming life in London and is taking Hollywood by storm. But all that glitters is not gold, and as the smoke and mirrors of the lifestyle she so longed for shatter around her there are some secrets she can never escape. London 1960: Cat, headstrong and independent, drawn to danger and passionately opposed to injustice, has no idea of the legacy that precedes her. Once past secrets are unveiled, she has the chance to find out what liberty really means.
Like a bee to honey, Jennifer Beckstrand
Affectionately dubbed The Honeybee Sisters in their Wisconsin Amish community, the three Christner girls are devoted beekeepers who are coming-of-age–and discovering the sweet surprise of love… Shy, skittish Rose Christner is more comfortable tending to the beehives on the family farm and keeping her aunt's unruly cats in line than attending social gatherings with the rest of the die youngie. A childhood trauma and secret shame keep her heart under lock and key, and Rose just can't accept the sweet attention she's receiving from a handsome neighbor. But the more she shies away from Josiah Yoder, the more their families sneakily plot to bring them together. And when a vandal who's been plaguing the Honeybee Farm starts targeting Rose, Josiah's steadfast protection–and patience–just may lead her into his waiting arms…
Quicksands: a memoir, Sybille Bedford
To rescue a rogue, Jo Beverley
When saved by Lord Darius Devenham, a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, Lady Mara St. Bride persistently tries to return the favour with kindness.
Aphrodite, Kaitlin Bevis
It's not easy being perfect… but Aphrodite is determined to prove that she's more than just a pretty face. So when she's asked to investigate strange events occurring on cruise ships, she's all over it. Little does she guess just how much this mission is going to cost her… The problem–demigods are mysteriously disappearing. Prepared to investigate, Aphrodite manages to charm herself into the best room on the ship. Unfortunately, the room is already taken. It belongs to the one demigod immune to her charm: Adonis. Aphrodite doesn't know what to make of Adonis. He obviously disapproves of her… yet he saved her life. And he's hot! Then again, Aphrodite is still reeling from a disastrous–yet incredible–fling with Ares. Gods, these men are going to be the death of her. But then Aphrodite realises that Adonis could be the next target, and her investigation becomes personal. Only the more she uncovers, the clearer it gets that she's in over her head. Confronted with a strange and powerful new opponent, Aphrodite realises she might not be as immortal as she thought.
Love & war, Kaitlin Bevis
After narrowly escaping with her life, Aphrodite wakes up to find herself at the demigods' base camp–a gorgeous tropical island. Powerless and injured, she has no choice but to glamour herself as a demigoddess in order to find out what's really going on. Lucky for her, she's not alone. Ares is with her, also in disguise. But she soon realises she might be more of a liability than an asset when her panic attacks and nightmares threaten to expose them both. Ares is as anxious as anyone to shut down the demigods' plot. But right now, all he can think about is Aphrodite. He almost killed her, for Gods' sake! And though the timing couldn't be any worse, he's falling hard and fast. He'll do anything to protect her… even if it means sacrificing himself. Still, they find allies in the most unexpected places… More goddess than demigoddess, Medea is married to the rebel leader, Jason. But there's something odd going on. Jason is acting very strange, and Medea finds herself drawn to a new demigoddess who mysteriously arrived on the island half-dead. She senses there's more to this visitor than meets the eye. Little does she guess… War is coming, there's no doubt. But, in her weakened state, does Aphrodite have any hope of surviving it?
Venus rising, Kaitlin Bevis
The final battle… Aphrodite is in big trouble this time. She's stranded on the island of the Damned–without powers and without her beloved Ares. Worse, she knows it's only a matter of time before the demigods figure out she's a goddess. If that happens, she'll wish she were dead. Help arrives in the form of an unlikely ally. But Medea has her own demands, and if Aphrodite wants to survive–not to mention find Hades and the weapons cache–she has to meet them. But all their plans take a back seat when they find themselves in even more pressing danger. When Medea moved the island, she rendered it unstable. Now it's breaking apart and sinking. In the chaos, the demigods have risen up, blaming the gods for their misfortune. Nobody is safe from the demigods… especially a Pantheon sympathiser like Aphrodite. And they've come up with a deadly test to uncover any imposters. Aphrodite knows she can't do this alone. It will take the whole Pantheon to get her out of this mess. Unfortunately, they'll have to find her first.
Accidental family., Lisa Bingham
Makebelieve marriage. When newborn twins are dropped on Charles Wanlass's doorstep along with a note begging him to protect them he knows he needs help to give them a proper home. The only solution: entering a marriage of convenience with mail order bride Willow Granger. But soon the handsome pastor longs for their make believe family to become real. Willow will do whatever it takes to keep her missing friend's babies safe. She's drawn to Charles's steadfast caring and honesty, but she's sure she doesn't have the proper background or courage to ever be a worthy wife or mother. But as danger closes in, she and Charles will risk everything to face down their fears and turn their temporary home into a lifetime of love.
Hera Lindsay Bird, Hera Lindsay Bird
This impressive debut has established Hera Lindsay Bird as a good girl … with many beneficial thoughts and feelings … with themes as varied as snow and tears, the poems in this collection shine with the fantastic cream of who she is … juxtaposing many classical and modern breezes.
The wonderful Mr Willughby: the first true ornithologist, T R Birkhead
Francis Willughby lived and thrived in the midst of the rapidly accelerating scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. Travelling with his Cambridge tutor John Ray, they decided to overhaul the whole of natural history by imposing order on its messiness and complexity. It was exhilarating, exacting, and exhausting work. Yet before their first book, Ornithology, could be completed, Willughby died in 1672. Since then, Ray's reputation has grown, obscuring that of his collaborator. Now, for the first time, Willughby's story and genius are given the attention they deserve. In his too-short life, Francis Willughby helped found the Royal Society, differentiated birds through identification of their distinguishing features, and asked questions that were, in some cases, centuries ahead of their time.
In the dark spaces, Cally Black
This winner of the Ampersand Prize is a genre-smashing hostage drama about 14-year-old Tamara, who's faced with an impossible choice when she falls for her kidnappers. Yet this is no ordinary kidnapping. Tamara has been living on a star freighter in deep space, and her kidnappers are terrifying Crowpeople - the only aliens humanity has ever encountered. No-one has ever survived a Crowpeople attack, until now - and Tamara must use everything she has just to stay alive. But survival always comes at a price, and there's no handbook for this hostage crisis. As Tamara comes to know the Crowpeople's way of life, and the threats they face from humanity's exploration into deep space, she realises she has an impossible choice to make. Should she stay as the only human among the Crows, knowing she'll never see her family again … or inevitably betray her new community if she wants to escape? This ground-breaking thriller is the latest young-adult novel to win the Ampersand Prize, a stand-out entry with a blindingly original voice: raw, strange and deeply sympathetic. With its vivid and immersive world-building, this electrifying debut is The Knife of Never Letting Go meets Homeland, for the next generation of sci-fi readers.
Zara's game, Jo Black
M. I. 6 Analyst Zara Scott has been abducted in Pakistan after uncovering a hidden conspiracy whilst investigating a suspected Al-Qaeda financing deal. Held in the clandestine U. S rendition programme; her situation seems hopeless until she summons a memory from her past. The mere mention of Alex "The Dragon" Green is enough to stop her ruthless interrogator from continuing her questioning under duress. "The Dragon"; the leader of a Kremlin sponsored Private Military Company whose reputation strikes fear into the hearts of his enemies, and is regarded as "The Angel of Death" by many, learns of his estranged wife's situation whilst carrying out an operation in Azerbaijan to stop the Chechens being supplied with arms by an old adversary: David Smythe. Against his Russian sponsor's wishes, Alex is quick to take action to recover Zara, unleashing his wrath against all who oppose him. As Alex and The Company dig deeper into the circumstances surrounding Zara's abduction, they find themselves drawn into a much bigger international conspiracy that threatens the millennia-old Mercenary Guild's very survival, and starts a chain of events that will destabilise the fragile balance of forces keeping the world from descending into a chaotic and unstoppable conflict. Zara's Game is a tense epic length espionage & political thriller set within a fictional clandestine world, anchored around the controversial W. M. D claims against Saddam Hussein prior to the second war in Iraq.
Caught up in us, Lauren Blakely
With this title, Lauren Blakely introduces you to the sexy and fun contemporary romance series about a tight-knit group of friends who one by one fall in love… A second chance at first love… Five years ago, Kat Harper fell into a dizzying summer romance with her brother's best friend Bryan. It was a mad, crazy love full of kisses all through the night–but he broke her heart and she had to move on. Five years later, Kat is finishing her graduate degree and building her business as a jewelery designer, when Bryan, head of his own successful company, walks back into her life. Bryan has been assigned to Kat as her new business mentor and the rules are clear. No hanky-panky permitted. Kat can handle that because she's totally over him… right? Except, he still makes her laugh, and he remembers all the things she likes. Not to mention that he's even more handsome now than he was then. Then there's the spark between them–the simply undeniable chemistry, and the tender ways he shows he still cares for her. Can they resist each other the second time around or will first love trump all?
The Muhammad Code: how a desert prophet brought you ISIS, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram., Howard Bloom
The Muhammad Code tells the story of how Mohammad invented jihad and demanded that it conquer the earth.
The high season: a novel, Judy Blundell
This story opens on Memorial Day weekend in a seaside town on Long Island, where Ruthie, her still-adored ex-husband Mike, and the couple's sullen fifteen year old daughter Jem are packing up the last bits of their household, awaiting the yearly arrival of a wealthy renter from Manhattan. It is what Jem calls "the summer bummer"; her parents own a beautiful house that they have renovated by hand from top to bottom, but which they secretly can only afford to keep by leasing it out during the best part of the year. Every year they must do this and every year it gets harder, amassing a pile-up of low-grade resentments from everyone in the family. And thus begins the summer when every possible thing that can go wrong in Ruthie's life seems to do so. Her relationship with Mike, who she lives in constant hope of rekindling, seems about to disappear for good. The job she loves, as the underpaid and undervalued director of the local arts museum, is under siege from a coterie of rich women from the city, who want to use it as an opportunity for social climbing. An old flame who once broke her heart and betrayed her is back on the scene, causing Ruthie to re-evaluate their romance, and in the midst of it all her teenage daughter Jem is possibly involved in a dangerous and destructive relationship of her own, a situation Ruthie may be discovering too late.
The Flanagan sisters. Books 1-4, Claire Boston
The final reckoning, Sam Bourne
The last testament, Sam Bourne
April 2003: an Iraqi boy loots an ancient clay tablet from a long-forgotten vault in the Baghdad Museum of Antiquities. Years later, at a rally for the signing of a historic deal between Israel and the Palestinians, a suspected assassin pushes through the crowd toward the Israeli prime minister. Bodyguards shoot the man dead. But in his hand there is no gun – only a blood-stained note. A series of seemingly random revenge killings follows and tensions boil over. Washington calls in star peace-negotiator Maggie Costello. With her relationship in trouble and old sins to atone for, Maggie finds herself in an impossible situation, especially when she discovers the murders are not random. Someone is killing archaeologists and historians; those who know the buried secrets of the ancient past. Menaced on all sides by violent extremists, Costello is plunged into a mystery rooted in the last unsolved riddle of the Bible. The truth could end hostilities, or spark the war to end all wars.
Diastasis recti: the whole-body solution to abdominal weakness and separation, Katy Bowman
Diastasis recti, the separation of the abdominal muscles, is a symptom of a whole-body problem. Your abdominal muscles bend, twist, and support the spine. They contract and release to help you breathe, cough, talk, and sing. They stretch to accommodate pregnancy, haul your lower body towards your upper, and protect your abdominal organs. They should not be splitting down the middle. In Diastasis Recti: The Whole Body Solution to Abdominal Weakness and Separation, biomechanist Katy Bowman explains the larger picture when it comes to DR including body alignment; frequency of movement; the effects of all-day forces, like intra-abdominal pressure; and why a few exercises simply aren't enough for long-term success. You need to learn a new way to move for an improved set of core muscles. Because the abdominals are connected directly and indirectly to every other part of the body, Diastasis Recti lays out a whole-body corrective programme to address the factors that overloaded the core in the first place. With over 30 exercises and habit modifications, this book is for any man or woman experiencing abdominal separation or weakness and wanting to improve both the appearance and the function of their abdomen.
Dynamic aging: simple exercises for whole-body mobility, Katy Bowman
What if your pain and lack of mobility isn't due to your age, but your habits? What if changing how you move can change how you feel, no matter your age? Dynamic Aging is an exercise guide to restoring movement, especially for healthy feet, better balance, and the activities of daily life. Biomechanist and movement teacher Katy Bowman shares exercises and habit modifications for varying fitness and mobility levels. Dynamic Aging is geared to a 50+ audience; includes exercises and postural adjustments that require no special equipment and include modifications for all fitness levels; will teach you how to move for healthy feet, improved balance, and activities of daily life; and will help all readers move and feel better. Alongside Bowman's instructions are the stories, experiences, and advice of four women over seventy-five who've used these principles and exercises for years. Along the way they found recommended surgeries unnecessary, regained strength and mobility, and ended up moving more than they did when they were a decade younger. From hiking in the mountains to climbing ladders and walking on cobblestones with ease, each of these women embodies the book's message: No matter where you're starting, if you change how you move, you can change how you feel.
Hetty's farmhouse bakery, Cathy Bramley
Thirty-two-year-old Hetty Greengrass is the star around which the rest of her family orbits. Marriage, motherhood and helping Dan run Sunnybank Farm have certainly kept her hands full for the last twelve years. But when her daughter Poppy has to choose her inspiration for a school project and picks her aunt, not her mum, Hetty is left full of self-doubt. Hetty's always been generous with her time and until now, her biggest talent; baking deliciously moreish shortcrust pastry pies, has been limited to charity work and the village fete. But taking part in a competition run by Cumbria's Finest to find the very best produce from the region might be just the thing to make her daughter proud and reclaim something for herself. Except that life isn't as simple as producing the perfect pie. Changing the status quo isn't easy, and with cracks appearing in her marriage and shocking secrets coming to light, Hetty must decide where her priorities really lie.
Shoot the damn dog: a memoir of depression, Sally Brampton
My life as a goddess: a memoir through (un)popular culture, Guy Branum
From a young age, Guy Branum always felt as if he were on the outside looking in. Self-taught, introspective, and from a stiflingly boring farm town, he couldn't relate to his neighbors. While other boys played outside, he stayed indoors reading Greek mythology. And being gay and overweight, he got used to diminishing himself. But little by little, he started learning from all the sad, strange, lonely outcasts in history who had come before him, and he started to feel hope. In this collection of personal essays, Guy talks about finding a sense of belonging at Berkeley–and stirring up controversy in a newspaper column that led to a run in with the Secret Service. He recounts the pitfalls of being typecast as the "Sassy Gay Friend," and how, after taking a wrong turn in life (i. e. law school), he found standup comedy and artistic freedom. He analyzes society's calculated deprivation of personhood from fat people, and how, though it's taken him a while to accept who he is, he has learned that with a little patience and a lot of humour, self-acceptance is possible. Written with Guy's characteristic blend of wit, guile, and rumination, My Life as a Goddess is an unforgettable and deeply moving book by one of today's most endearing and galvanizing voices in comedy.
Forever in blue, Ann Brashares
Lena: Immerses herself in her painting and an intoxicating summer fling, fearing that the moment she forgets about Kostos will be the moment she sees him again. Carmen: Falls under the spell of a sophisticated college friend for whom a theatrical role means everything and the heritage of the Pants means nothing. Bridget: Joins a dig for an ancient city on the coast of Turkey and discovers that her archaeology professor is available in every way except one. Tibby: Leaves behind someone she loves, wrongly believing he will stay where she has left him. Join Ann Brashares's beloved sisterhood once again in a dazzling, fearless novel. It's a summer that will forever change the lives of Lena, Carmen, Bee, and Tibby, here and now, past and future, together and apart.
Oola for women: find balance in an unbalanced world: how to balance the 7 key areas of life to have less stress, more purpose, and reveal the greatnesss within you, Dave Braun
The cowboy who came calling., Linda Broday
A Former Texas Ranger on a mission. A determined woman slowly losing her sight. A love neither could have predicted … and a danger that may steal their happy ending before it can even begin. Glory Day may be losing her vision, but that doesn't mean she'll ever stop fighting. Determined to provide for her struggling family, she confronts an outlaw with a price on his head. But when a mysterious cowboy gets between her and her target, Glory accidentally shoots him instead. Flustered, she has no option but to take the handsome stranger home to treat his wounds. Former Texas Ranger Luke McClain didn't plan to fall in love, but there's no denying the strength of Glory's will or the sweetness of her heart. But Glory's been burned before, and Luke will have to reach into the depths of his own battered soul to convince her to take a chance … And trust that love is worth fighting for.
The residence: inside the private world of the White House, Kate Andersen Brower
America's first families are among the most private public figures on earth. From the mystique of the glamorous Kennedys to the tumult that surrounded Bill and Hillary Clinton during the president's impeachment to the historic yet polarizing residency of Barack and Michelle Obama, each new administration brings a unique set of personalities to the White House–and a new set of challenges to the fiercely loyal and hardworking people who serve them: the White House residence staff. No one understands the president of the United States, and his family, like the men and women who make the White House run every day. Now, for the first time, their stories of fifty years, ten administrations, and countless crises, large and small, are told in The Residence. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with butlers, maids, chefs, florists, doormen, and other staffers–as well as former first ladies and first family members–Kate Andersen Brower, who covered President Obama's first term, offers a group portrait of the dedicated professionals who orchestrate lavish state dinners; stand ready during meetings with foreign dignitaries; care for the president and first lady's young children; and cater to every need the first couple may have, however sublime or, on occasion, ridiculous.
The weird sisters, Eleanor Brown
Unwillingly brought together to care for their ailing mother, three sisters who were named after famous Shakespearean characters discover that everything they have been avoiding may prove more worthwhile than expected.
Murder takes a turn, Eric Brown
A country house weekend in rural Cornwall ends in murder and mayhem for crime-writer sleuth Donald Langham and his wife Maria. It's time to let bygones be bygones. Water under the bridge, right? What happened, happened a long time ago. When Langham's literary agent receives a cryptic letter inviting him to spend the weekend at the grand Cornish home of successful novelist Denbigh Connaught, Charles Elder seems reluctant to attend. What really happened between Elder and Connaught during the summer of 1917, nearly forty years before - and why has it had such a devastating effect on Charles? Accompanying his agent to Connaught House, Langham and his wife Maria discover that Charles is not the only one to have received a letter. But why has Denbigh Connaught gathered together a group of people who each bear him a grudge? When a body is discovered in Connaught's study, the ensuing investigation uncovers dark secrets that haunt the past of each and every guest - including Charles Elder himself.
Moment before drowning, James Brydon
December 1959: A furious anticolonial war rages in Algeria. Captain Jacques le Garrec, a former detective and French Resistance hero, returns to France in disgrace. Traumatised after two years of working in the army intelligence services, he's now accused of a brutal crime. As le Garrec awaits trial in the tiny Breton town where he grew up, he is asked to look into a disturbing and unsolved murder committed the previous winter. A local teenage girl was killed and her bizarrely mutilated body was left displayed on the heathland in a way that no one could understand. His investigations draw him into the dark past of the town, still haunted by memories of the German occupation. As he tries to reconstruct the events of the murder, the violence of this crime and his recollections of Algeria intertwine, threatening to submerge him.
The lost sister, Tracy Buchanan
'For the first time in your life, she is going to tell you the truth… Then: A trip to the beach tore Becky's world apart. It was the day her mother Selma met the mysterious man she went on to fall in love with, and leave her husband and child for. Now: It's been a decade since they last spoke, but Selma has just weeks to live. And she has something important to tell Becky - a secret she been hiding for many years. She had another daughter. With the loss of her mother, Becky aches to find her sister. She knows she cannot move forward in her life without answers, but who can she really trust? An emotionally powerful novel full of twists and family secrets.
The reluctant assassin, Fiona Buckley
When Ursula's young son is kidnapped, she is lured into an impossible dilemma. March, 1581. Queen Elizabeth is once again being urged to consider marriage to the Duke of Alenon, a French Catholic twenty years her junior. The prospect of the match is causing unrest throughout the kingdom. Ursula Blanchard however has more immediate matters to worry about when her 9-year-old son is snatched away while out riding. If she is ever to see him again, Ursula must undertake an impossibly difficult and dangerous mission - and commit an act of high treason. Can she rely on her half-sister, Queen Elizabeth, for help?
Most dangerous enemy: a history of the Battle of Britain., Stephen Bungay
'The magnitude and vital importance of the Battle of Britain has found a superb chronicler in Stephen Bungay' Andrew Roberts Stephen Bungay's magisterial history is the definitive book about this central event in Britain's history and mythology. Unrivalled for its synthesis of all previous historical accounts, for the acuity and intelligence of its strategic analysis and its sheer narrative drive, it is a book ultimately distinguished by the trenchancy of its conclusions - that it was the British in the Battle who displayed all the virtues of efficiency, organisation and even ruthlessness.
Gym and slimline, Emma Burstall
In this warm, wise and witty first novel, four women bond over push-ups and Pilates at a swanky new London gym. But trouble is looming and the special friendship is severely tested when two of them discover that their husbands are lovers.
All this and a bookshop too, Dorothy Butler
Dorothy Butler is recognised internationally as an authority on children's books and reading. She has won many major awards for her work in England, Japan, the United States and New Zealand and was declared a Distinguished Alumna of Auckland University. As well as her academic achievements, Dorothy has been a successful teacher, an innovative bookseller and the author of many much-loved children's books, all the while raising eight lively children with her husband Roy. Now in her eighties, she lives in the heritage home in Karekare that her family lovingly restored. In All This and a Bookshop Too, Dorothy shares the story of her adult life. Picking up from the first volume of her autobiography, There Was a Time, Dorothy writes eloquently of her many consuming interests, her notable friendships and her family. This is both an affecting account of private triumphs and tragedies, and a salute to the golden age of children's book publishing in New Zealand.
A month of Sundays, Liz Byrski
For over ten years, Ros, Adele, Judy and Simone have been in an online book club, but they have never met face to face. Until now… Determined to enjoy her imminent retirement, Adele invites her fellow bibliophiles to help her house-sit in the Blue Mountains. It's a tantalising opportunity to spend a month walking in the fresh air, napping by the fire and, of course, reading and talking about books. But these aren't just any books: each member has been asked to choose a book which will teach the others more about her. And with each woman facing a crossroads in her life, it turns out there's a lot for them to learn, not just about their fellow book-clubbers, but also about themselves.
A stolen heart, Amanda Cabot
From afar, Cimarron Creek seems like an idyllic town tucked in the Texas Hill Country. But when former schoolteacher Lydia Crawford steps onto its dusty streets in 1880, she finds a town with a deep-seated resentment of Northerners–like her. Lydia won't let that get her down, though. All will be well when she's reunited with her fiancee. But when she discovers he has disappeared–and that he left behind a pregnant wife–Lydia is at a loss about what to do next. The handsome sheriff urges her to trust him, but can she trust anyone in this town where secrets are as prevalent as bluebonnets in spring?
Ash and quill, Rachel Caine
Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealously guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny … Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library's rule. Their time is running out. To survive, they'll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies - and to save the very soul of the Great Library.
My lady of deception, Christi Caldwell
Everybody has a secret. Some are more dangerous than others. For Georgina Wilcox, only child of the notorious traitor known as The Fox, there are too many secrets to count. However, after her interference results in great tragedy, she resolves to never help another… until she meets Adam Markham. Lord Adam Markham is captured by The Fox. Imprisoned, Adam loses everything he holds dear. As his days in captivity grow, he finds himself fascinated by the young maid, Georgina, who cares for him. When the carefully crafted lies she's built between them begin to crumble, Georgina realizes she will do anything to prove her love and loyalty to Adam; even it means at the expense of her own life.
The spy who seduced her, Christi Caldwell
The stakes are high and passions flare hot in Regency England! A widow with a past. The last thing Victoria Barrett, the Viscountess Waters, has any interest in is romance. When the only man she's ever loved was killed she endured an arranged marriage to a cruel man in order to survive. Now widowed, her only focus is on clearing her son's name from the charge of murder. That is until the love of her life returns from the grave. A leader of a once great agency. Nathaniel Archer, the Earl of Exeter head of the Crown's elite organization, The Brethren, is back on British soil. Captured and tortured 20 years ago, he clung to memories of his first love until he could escape. Discovering she has married whilst he was captive, Nathaniel sets aside the distractions of love, until an unexpected case is thrust upon him– to solve the murder of the Viscount Waters. There is just one complication: the prime suspect's mother is none other than Victoria, the woman he once loved with his very soul. Secrets will be uncovered and passions rekindled. Victoria and Nathaniel must trust one another if they hope to start anew - in love and life. But will duty destroy their last chance?
Fit to be tied, Mary Calmes
Deputy US Marshals Miro Jones and Ian Doyle are now partners on and off the job: Miro's calm professionalism provides an ideal balance to Ian's passion and quick temper. In a job where one misstep can be the difference between life and death, trust means everything. But every relationship has growing pains, and sometimes Miro stews about where he stands with his fiery lover. Could the heartstrings that so recently tied them together be in danger of unraveling? Those new bonds are constantly challenged by family intrusions, well-intentioned friends, their personal insecurities, and their dangerous careers–including a trial by fire when an old case of Miro's comes back to haunt them. It might just be enough to make Ian rethink his decision to let himself be tied down, and Miro can only hope the links they've forged will be strong enough to hold.
Tied up in knots, Mary Calmes
Deputy marshal Miro Jones's life is almost perfect. But the absence of Ian, the soldier who stole his heart, has Miro tied in knots, and the only way out might be to hold on to his lifeline and pull.
Twisted and tied, Mary Calmes
Can Deputy US marshal Miro Jones and his partner Ian Doyle get their happily ever after despite Miro's work team breaking apart, the past coming for a visit, and Miro and Ian being forced onto separate paths?
The pyramid of mud, Andrea Camilleri
The Pyramid of Mud is the twenty-second Inspector Montalbano mystery. It's been raining for days in Vigta, and the persistent downpours have led to violent floods overtaking the Inspector's beloved hometown, sweeping across the land and leaving only a sea of mud behind. It is on one of these endless grey days that a man - a Mr Giugl Nicotra - is found dead. His body discovered in a large sewage tunnel, half naked and with a bullet in his back. The investigation is slow and slippery to start with, but when Montalbano realizes that every clue he uncovers and every person he interviews is leading to the same place: the world of public spending - and with it, the Mafia - the case begins to pick up pace. But there's one question that keeps playing on Montalbano's mind: in his strange and untimely death, was Giugl Nicotra trying to tell him something?
The mad Morelands, Candace Camp
The first two Mad Morelands novels. Mesmerised: Olivia Moreland has forever denied the possibility of clairvoyant abilities, but when Lord Stephen St Leger requests her help in investigating an alleged psychic's claims, she can't deny the ominous presence she feels within the walls of his ancient estate - or the intimately familiar connection she feels to Stephen himself. Stephen has reluctantly returned to Blackhope Hall to find his family ensconced in scandal. Who is responsible for his brother's untimely death - a dark spirit or the psychic who claims to have channelled it? And what is it about Olivia Moreland that reignites a passion he hasn't felt in years? Beyond Compare: Though Kyria Moreland is beautiful and rich enough to attract London's most sought-after gentlemen, she has yet to find love. When she receives a strange package under mysterious circumstances, she is confronted with danger, murder and a handsome American whose destiny is entwined with hers… Rafe McIntyre has seen enough of the world to know Kyria is in danger, but even he is mesmerised by the events that unfold. Who sent her a priceless antiquity steeped in legend? And who is willing to murder to claim its secrets for themselves?
The China study: the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for diet, weight loss and long-term health, T Colin Campbell
The updated and expanded edition of the bestseller that changed millions of lives The science is clear. The results are unmistakable. You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet. More than thirty years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.
The feathered bone, Julie Cantrell
In pre-Katrina New Orleans, Amanda Salassi is the chaperone for her daughter's sixth grade field trip when her daughter's best friend goes missing, sending her family into a downward spiral of grief, while Amanda goes on a personal journey in search of the girl, and answers.
A Julie Cantrell collection: Into the free: When mountains move, Julie Cantrell
Into the free: Millie is just a girl. But she's the only one strong enough to break the family cycle. In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a "nothing mama," she struggles to find a place where she really belongs. For answers, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travellers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family's longstanding cycle of madness and abuse. Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free? Saturated in Southern ambience and written in the vein of other Southern literary bestsellers, like The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, Julie Cantrell has created in Into the Free–now a New York Times bestseller–a story that will sweep you away long after the novel ends. When Mountains Move: In a few hours, Millie will say "I do" to Bump Anderson, a man who loves her through and through. But would he love her if he knew the secret she keeps? Millie's mind is racing and there seems no clear line between right and wrong. Either path leads to pain, and she'll do anything to protect the ones she loves. So she decides to bury the truth and begin again, helping Bump launch a ranch in the wilds of Colourado. But just when she thinks she's left her old Mississippi life behind, the facts surface in the most challenging way. That's when Millie's grandmother Oka arrives to help. Relying on her age-old Choctaw traditions, Oka teaches Millie the power of second chances. Millie resists, believing redemption is about as likely as moving mountains. But Oka stands strong, modelling forgiveness as the only true path to freedom. Together, Bump, Millie, and Oka fight against all odds to create a sustainable ranch, all while learning that the important lessons of their past can be used to build a beautiful future.
The case of the constant suicides, John Dickson Carr
Having lost all his money in hare-brained get-rich-quick schemes, old Angus Campbell has nothing to leave his heirs but the proceeds of his life insurance policies. After he falls to his death from a locked bedchamber in the tower of Shira Castle in the Scottish Highlands, his family gather. They are joined by amateur sleuth Dr Gideon Fell, who tries to solve the mystery. Is it suicide, or is it murder? From Shira to Glencoe Gideon Fell trains his forensic intelligence on trying to discover the truth behind events. In the meantime a tabloid press reporter endlessly falls foul of the redoubtable lady of the house, two young people fall in love while arguing incessantly, and a cast of locals come and go as if this is all a normal days occurrence. And all the while bodies continue to pile up. The Case of the Constant Suicides is a masterfully plotted locked-room mystery from the master of the art.
Strong hold, Sarah Castille
Seven years, ten months and twenty-seven days. That was how long it had been since fight promoter Zack Grayson had seen Shayla. Now, he's recruiting women for a professional league– and finds the woman he left. Top-ranked MMA amateur fighter Shayla "Shilla the Killa" Tyler built walls around her heart then, and again when her husband turned violent. She can't risk another heartbreak. But as Shayla and Zack grow closer, as their passion unleashes, there's no going back… .
A gathering of secrets, Linda Castillo
A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in this harrowing new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series. When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside–burned alive–Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about? Kate doubles down only to discover a plethora of secrets and a chilling series of crimes that shatters everything she thought she knew about her Amish roots–and herself. As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she's confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility.
How to walk away, Katherine Center
Maggie Jacobson has a bright future ahead of her, with a handsome boyfriend and a promising career, until an accident on what should be one of the happiest days of her life takes it all away. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing family secrets, heartbreak, and the possibility that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect.
Vietnam, Deborah Challinor
It's 1969. The sixties are still swinging, man is headed for the moon and surfing-mad Davey is out to win the inaugural Newcastle Under-14 surf Championship. But when his older brother Tom is drafted to fight in the army, the far-away war in Vietnam creates waves very close to home.
Bleeding darkness, Brenda Chapman
Two murders, fourteen years apart, both shrouded in secrets. David McKenna lies dying in a Kingston hospital, his children gathered from across the country to say a final goodbye. But the family reunion opens old wounds. David's only daughter, Lauren, never recovered from the unsolved murder of her high school best friend fourteen years earlier - or the suspicion that her brother, Tristan, was behind it. Before David breathes his last, Tristan's pregnant wife disappears and the Major Crimes Unit is called in to help find her. With Kala Stonechild struggling to reconnect with her foster niece and Zach Woodhouse making trouble for Staff Sergeant Jacques Rouleau, tensions are running high on the team, but they must put their personal problems aside when a woman's strangled body is found frozen on the Rideau Trail. With a winter storm sweeping the shores of Lake Ontario, the team uncovers unspeakable betrayals that give more than one suspect a reason to kill.
Date with mystery, Julia Chapman
The Dales Detective Agency's latest assignment appears to be an open and shut case. Hired by a local solicitor to find a death certificate for a young woman who died over twenty years ago, Samson O'Brien is about to find out that things in Bruncliffe are rarely that straightforward. Particularly when the solicitor insists that Delilah Metcalfe, with her wealth of local knowledge, works alongside Samson on this sensitive investigation. Delilah is eager to help. At the very least, the case will take her mind off the looming custody battle for her precious dog, Tolpuddle, and the threat of the bank foreclosing on her struggling Dales Dating Agency. As Samson and Delilah begin their inquiries they soon become embroiled in a mystery that has lain at the heart of the town for decades. But in uncovering the truth have they exposed secrets that some would prefer remained buried?
Anna's healing, Vannetta Chapman
Anna's Healing is the first book in a brand-new collection from popular author Vannetta Chapman. These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another. When a tornado strikes the farms surrounding Cody's Creek, Anna Schwartz's life is changed forever. She suffers a spinal cord injury and suddenly finds herself learning to live as a paraplegic. Three people, Chloe Roberts, Jacob Graber, and Ruth Schwartz) join forces to help Anna through her darkest days. Chloe is an Englischer who writes for the local paper. Jacob has recently arrived in town and stays on as a hired hand at her uncle's. And Ruth is her grandmother, a woman of deep faith and a compassionate spirit. Then one morning Anna wakes and finds herself healed. How did it happen? Why did it happen? And what is she to do now? Her life is again turned upside down as the world's attention is drawn to this young Amish girl who has experienced the unexplainable.
Brian's choice, Vannetta Chapman
Brian's Choice is an e-only novella prequel to the brand-new Plain and Simple Miracles collection. These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another. Brian Walker has it all: a trust fund, the job of his dreams, and a beautiful woman at his side. But all of that changes in one tragic moment. Six months later he finds himself in the small town of Cody's Creek, Oklahoma, and eventually becomes a member of the Amish community located there. Brian feels God's hand directing his path, and he begins to hope that perhaps his past is behind him for good. However, nothing prepares him for the day his bishop asks him a question. Brian's choice changes everything. A story about the miracle of faith, the solace of love, and our ability to forgive and be forgiven.
Deep shadows, Vannetta Chapman
Shelby Sparks and Max Berkman are hiking above the Colourado Bend River when the night sky is filled with the aurora borealis. A beautiful sight, Shelby realizes that it also signals the end of life as they know it. A major solar flare is the only thing that would cause the aurora to be seen so far south, and such an event would destroy all modern technology–including electricity. What follows is a fight for survival as the town of Abney comes to terms with the fact that they must work together or perish. Can God protect them against nature's destructive force? Will neighbouring towns work with them, or try to take what meager resources they have? And what of Shelby's son, Carter? How will she provide him with the insulin he needs to survive? As Deep Shadows stretch across the land, Shelby and Max will be pushed to their limits, where they'll discover if they have the faith and strength to become a part of the Remnant of Christ.
Joshua's mission, Vannetta Chapman
Joshua Kline travels from his farm in Oklahoma to offer aid to an English town on the gulf coast of Texas after a category 4 hurricane has ravaged the area. He brings his brother with him, who needs a change of environment. The last thing he wants for Alton is another brush with the law. He is pleasantly surprised when he hears that Becca Troyer, the bishop's granddaughter, plans on joining their team.
Light of dawn, Vannetta Chapman
Before Dawn, What Dangers Lurk in the Darkness? For nine months, ever since a devastating solar flare caused a complete failure of the electrical grid, Shelby Sparks and her diabetic son, Carter, have been living at the ranch of Shelby's ex-high school sweetheart, Max Berkman. Mostly insulated from the chaos surrounding them, Shelby and Max discover that the Texas government has fled the capitol and is barely maintaining control of the state. The governor needs volunteers to search for the new federal government, but no one knows exactly where it might be located–if it even still exists–or what perils await those brave enough to take on the mission. Compelled by Carter's desperate need for insulin and their God-given sense of duty, Shelby and Max answer the governor's call and set out on a treacherous 600-mile journey, where they will experience the terrifying effects of unrestrained anarchy. If they have the faith and fortitude necessary to reach their destination, what will they find when they get there? In this thrilling conclusion to the Remnant trilogy, America is left teetering between total collapse and the dawn of a new and vastly different reality.
Raging storm, Vannetta Chapman
When a solar flare wiped out all modern technology, the small town of Abney, Texas, was thrown into chaos. Shelby Sparks and her teenage son, Carter, have finally found refuge, but Shelby knows she can't remain hidden forever. Carter is a type 1 diabetic in need of insulin–and Shelby will risk a trek to Austin to make sure he gets it. Shelby's best friend and high-school sweetheart, Max Berkman, won't even consider letting her make the perilous journey alone. Together, they take to the streets–only to discover that while things are desperate in Abney, Austin has turned into an urban nightmare on the brink of anarchy. Shelby and Max's search for medical supplies will lead them into dangerous territory, where the only thing more uncertain than finding what they need is the hope of making it out of the city alive.
Sarah's orphans, Vannetta Chapman
Through a series of tragic events, Sarah Yoder becomes the sole provider for her five younger siblings. Then two more orphans steal her heart, along with Paul Byler, the Amish man who moves in next door hoping for calm but finding God's calling instead.
The year of living awkwardly, Emma Chastain
It's Chloe Snow's sophomore year of high school, and life has only grown more complicated. Last year, Chloe was the star of the musical. This year, after an audition so disastrous she runs off the stage in tears, she's cast as a lowly member of the ensemble. Will she be able to make it through the show knowing everyone's either pitying her or revelling in her downfall? Chloe's best friend, Hannah, is no help: she's been sucked into the orbit of Lex, the velvet-gloved, iron-fisted ruler of the sophomore class. Chloe's dad is busy falling in love with Miss Murphy, and Chloe is no longer speaking to her mother, who is sending her increasingly desperate and unhinged emails from Mexico. As her parents' divorce negotiations unravel, a custody battle looms. If only Chloe could talk to Grady about it: his parents are divorced, and he's easy to talk to. Or he was, until he declared his love for Chloe, and she turned him down because despite all her rational brain cells she can't seem to get over Mac, and then Grady promptly started going out with Lex. As the performance of the show approaches, Chloe must find a way to navigate all the messy elements of her life and make it through to the end of the year.
Burning bright, Tracy Chevalier
Flames and funerals, circus feats and seduction, neighbours and nakedness: Tracy Chevalier's new novel'Burning Bright' sparkles with drama. London 1792. The Kellaways move from familiar rural Dorset to the tumult of a cramped, unforgiving city. They are leaving behind a terrible loss, a blow that only a completely new life may soften. Against the backdrop of a city jittery over the increasingly bloody French Revolution, a surprising bond forms between Jem, the youngest Kellaway boy, and streetwise Londoner Maggie Butterfield. Their friendship takes a dramatic turn when they become entangled in the life of their neighbour, the printer, poet and radical, William Blake. He is a guiding spirit as Jem and Maggie navigate the unpredictable, exhilarating passage from innocence to experience. Their journey inspires one of Blake's most entrancing works. Georgian London is recreated as vividly in Burning Bright as 17th-century Delft was in Tracy Chevalier's bestselling masterpiece, Girl with a Pearl Earring.
When magic wakes, Tera Lynn Childs
When magic wakes, shadows retreat. Bree Duncan comes from a long line of seer guards, the elite human force charged with protecting the dark fae of the unseelie clans. As the youngest member and one of the only females in the ranks, she has to work twice as hard and prove herself twice as good in the hopes of being taken seriously. That shouldn't mean having to serve babysitter duty for a spoiled royal. But when the high prince from one of the clans gives her the special assignment of guarding his younger brother, she can't exactly turn it down. Before he was taken captive by the traitor to his clan, Aedan O Cuana was known as the Party Prince. After his time spent at the mercy of madman, being tortured and tormented to the limits of his endurance, his priorities have changed. His only mission is to get stronger–both physically and magically–at any cost. Even if that means pushing the buttons of the pretty human guard with fiery hair and a feisty temper who gets assigned to his protection. As justice decides the fate of the traitor who sought the destruction of the entire fae realm, a human girl strong enough to stand up to the darkness and a broken prince who can't escape his nightmares might just find that together they can chase the shadows away.
Emergency contact, Mary H K Choi
After a chance encounter, Penny and Sam become each other's emergency contacts and find themselves falling in love digitally, without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.
The Rufus spy, Alys Clare
Apprentice healer Lassair heads on a perilous journey north in the absorbing new aelf Fen medieval mystery. October, 1093. Two young men have been brutally beaten to death; a third viciously attacked. All three men are of similar appearance. But could there be another connection? Lassair meanwhile has agreed to accompany her former lover Rollo on a perilous journey north in search of King William. On their trail is a skilled, relentless and ruthless assassin. Who is he? And why has he targeted Rollo? If they are to survive, the hunted must become the hunters: Rollo and Lassair must lure their pursuer to the treacherous fenland terrain Lassair knows so well and turn the tables on their would-be killer.
Learn about loss, Cassandra Clare
In a small town lost to despair, a dark carnival of a market appears. Faeries and warlocks we know converge, and the fate that will one day produce Kit Herondale is sealed.
Let me call you sweetheart, Mary Higgins Clark
Your life in my hands: a junior doctor's story, Rachel Clarke
Meltdown: why our systems fail and what we can do about it, Chris Clearfield
There is a shared DNA of catastrophes. Meltdown uses vivid examples–from dramatic failures and harrowing close calls to untold stories of effective risk management–to explain how complexity creates conditions ripe for failure. They show how biases and organizational practices obscure warning signs until it's too late. The authors emphasize that the complexity of some systems makes a problem difficult to diagnose. Worse, if parts of the system are tightly connected, these failures spread rapidly. A small trigger can push things toward catastrophe, like a misstep by a backcountry skier on a mountainside ripe for an avalanche. From the sinking of the Korean ferry MV Sewol, the subprime mortgage crisis, wrongful murder convictions, Target's disastrous $7 billion foray into Canada, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and the biggest unsolved art theft in US history, Meltdown asks why failures happen over and over again and reveals what their seemingly disparate causes have in common. Disastrous events in one area can provide useful insights for other areas. Lessons from aviation and the financial markets, for example, can help us design more resilient power grids, build less error-prone healthcare systems, and better prepare counter-terrorism officers for emergencies. They also help us choose better financial investments, launch a new project at work, or purchase a new home. There is a quiet revolution to find solutions that radically reduce the risk of catastrophic failure–and don't require advanced technologies or million-dollar budgets. Useful lessons come from many places, including NASA's flight cognition laboratory, Israel's military intelligence agency, the UK's Department of Work and Pensions, Goldman Sachs, emergency managers in New York City, and a group of Sherpas who lead climbing expeditions to the world's highest peaks. Much like Taleb's Black Swan, Meltdown is essential and surprising reading for navigating our complex world.
Wild fire, Ann Cleeves
Shetland: Welcoming. Wild. Remote. Drawn in by the reputation of the islands, an English family move to the area, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny's body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wild fire. With suspicion raining down on the family, DI Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate, knowing that it will mean the return to the islands of his on-off lover and boss Willow Reeves, who will run the case. Perez is facing the most disturbing investigation of his career. Is he ready for what is to come?
Need to know, Karen Cleveland
You get to work. Make a coffee. Turn on your computer. Your task: break into a Russian criminal's laptop and find proof that he's concealing five deep-cover agents - seemingly normal people living in plain sight. You're in. Five faces stare back at you. One of them is your husband.
Second sight, Aoife Clifford
A fugitive in the present. A runaway in the past. Eliza Carmody returns home to the country to work on the biggest law case of her career. The only problem is this time she's on the'wrong side' - defending a large corporation against a bushfire class action by her hometown of Kinsale. On her first day back Eliza witnesses an old friend, Luke Tyrell, commit an act of lethal violence. As the police investigate that crime and hunt for Luke they uncover bones at The Castle, a historic homestead in the district. Eliza is convinced that they belong to someone from her past. As Eliza becomes more and more entangled in the investigation, she is pulled back into her memories of youthful friendships and begins to question everyone she knows … and everything she once thought was true.
Murder, she reported, Peg Cochran
A Park Avenue princess discovers the dark side of 1930s New York when a debutante ball turns deadly in this gripping historical mystery for readers of Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry, and Rhys Bowen. Manhattan, 1938. Tired of being trapped in the gilded cage of her family's expectations, Elizabeth Adams has done what no self-respecting socialite would think to do: She's gotten herself a job. Although Elizabeth's dream is to one day see her photographs on the front page of the Daily Trumpet, for now she's working her way up as the newsroom's gal Friday. But fetching coffee isn't exactly her idea of fun. So when veteran reporter Ralph Kaminsky needs a photographer to fill in for a last-minute assignment, Elizabeth jumps at the chance. At the Waldorf Hotel, Elizabeth is tasked with tracking down the season's "It girl," Gloria DeWitt, who will be making her society debut. Working her own connections to New York's upper crust, Elizabeth manages to land an exclusive interview with Gloria. Then Gloria's stepmother is shot dead in a Waldorf bathroom, placing Elizabeth at the scene of a headline-worthy scandal: "Murder of a Society Dame". Now Elizabeth will have to get the scoop on the killer before her good name gets dragged through the gossip columns–or worse.
Let it shine, Alyssa Cole
Staying: a memoir, Jessie Cole
As children, Jessie Cole and her brother Jake ran wild, free to roam their rainforest home as they pleased. They had each other, parents who adored them, and two mysterious, beautiful, clever half-sisters, Billie and Zoe, who came to visit every holidays. But when Jessie was on the cusp of adolescence, tragedy struck, and her happy, loving family fell apart. This heart-breaking memoir asks what happens to those who are left behind when someone takes their own life. It's about the importance of home, family and forgiveness–and finding peace in a place of pain.
Papercuts. 6: the eagle has crash landed, Colin Bateman
Through world wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it is losing money hand-over-fist and Rob Cullen, fresh off the plane from his London news desk, has absolutely no idea that he's the man to save it. Lured back to Northern Ireland for the first time in 20 years by the demise of his one-time mentor, the Bangor Express makes Rob an offer he can't refuse and the Guardian reporter can't resist sticking around. After all, it has been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth in to… and with the Bangor Express, that's just what he's going to get. Rob is standing outside a local carwash, when a young woman jumps out of a van stopped at a red light and is knocked unconscious. Rob rushes to her rescue and calls her an ambulance. When Alix goes to visit her in hospital, he discovers she is a prostitute who has been trafficked into Ireland from the Czech Republic. Marja has managed to escape her kidnappers, but her friend Anna is still captive at a local brothel. The Bangor Express take matters into their own hands to set her free.
A good death, Chris Collett
When an elderly man dies in a house fire, the investigating officers are left baffled as to whether the blaze was accidental or started deliberately. If arson, was it a random attack - or part of a personal vendetta? It's not the first time the Shah family has been targeted. At the same time, DI Mariner is searching for a missing bridegroom who has vanished two weeks before his wedding. A case of cold feet? Or is there something more sinister behind his disappearance? Two seemingly unrelated investigations - but there is more to each case than meets the eye. And when a second body is found, events take a decidedly darker turn.
Blood & ivy: the 1849 murder that scandalized Harvard, Paul Collins
Traces the scandalous murder of a Harvard Medical School graduate and the ensuing trial that riveted mid-nineteenth-century America, exploring how the case established important precedents in medical forensics and the definition of reasonable doubt.
The inheritors: an extravagant story, Joseph Conrad
The Inheritors is a quasi-science fiction novel about the transition of British society from the old, aristocratic mould to a land of industry and advancement. A young writer comes into contact with the inheritors, people from the "fourth dimension" who plan to take over the world. He experiences the same shift as society within himself, only to be left feeling that he has lost everything.
Murder on the green, H V Coombs
Hampden Green has been quiet for months, allowing Ben Hunter to concentrate on running The Old Forge Café. That is until celebrity chef Justin McCleish announces he is opening a pop-up restaurant at the local opera festival and wants Ben to help out. Ben couldn't be more flattered, until he discovers he hasn't been hired for his cooking abilities… Justin is being blackmailed and needs help to crack the case. That is, until extortion turns deadly! Now Ben must do whatever it takes to find the killer before they strike again.
Writing at the kitchen table, Artemis Cooper
Elizabeth David was born into a upper-class family and pursued a rebellious and bohemian life as a student of art and then an actress in Paris, before running off with a married man to Greece and then settling in Cairo, where she worked for the British government. After the Second World War, she returned to England, where she was shocked by poor food into writing first articles, then books on Meditteranean cooking. A Book of Mediterranean Food was published in 1950, inspiring a cookery revolution, bringing new flavours and ingredients to the drab, post-war British diet. Over the next few years, David was to become a major influence on British cooking, yet her classic cookery books show little of the colourful personality behind the public persona. Artermis Cooper, in this refreshing biography, reveals an adventurous and uncompromising personality - a woman with a passion for food, life and men. This is the whole story: of her strong friendships, her failed marriage, tempestuous affairs and the greatest love of her life, told with extensive reference to David's private papers and letters.
Doctor Who: Four Doctors., Paul Cornell
Number six: Spay with me, Colin Cotterill
Number Six: Spay With Me is the sixth in a series of Colin Cotterill short stories featuring his female news reporter and detective, Jimm Juree. Fans of Jimm know her from the four novels where, with the help of the members of her strange family, she usually solves the crime. Move over Miss Marple, Jimm Juree does it for the 21st Century. On the day I sent one of my mother's dogs to hell, someone robbed the Siam Commercial Bank in Pak Nam. The two events sound unrelated, but they weren't. The connection between the two was me and one amazingly bad decision I made. This will all become evident as I talk you through the events of that Thursday.
Paradox, Catherine Coulter
An escaped mental patient obsessed with revenge attempts to kidnap five-year-old Sean Savich, and agents Sherlock and Savich must find him before he strikes again. Then Chief Ty Christie of Willicott, Maryland witnesses a murder at dawn from the deck of her cottage on Lake Massey. When dragging the lake, not only do the divers find the murder victim, they discover dozens of bones. Working with Chief Christie, FBI agents Savich and Sherlock discover a frightening connection between the bones and the escaped psychopath.
The sixth day., Catherine/ Ellison Coulter
The Australian trilogy, Bryce Courtenay
Bryce Courtenay's classic trilogy of novels, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk and Solomon's Song, has won the hearts of Australians. The Australian Trilogy brings together these three much-loved novels from one of Australia's bestselling authors. Visit brycecourtenay. com for more.
Jack of diamonds, Bryce Courtenay
Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. But when he is given a harmonica as a young boy, he discovers a talent for music that will change his life forever.
Life on the road: Kiwi trucking stories, Randolph Covich
Kiwi truckies are the unsung heroes of New Zealand - the men and women who make great personal sacrifice and often risk their lives to keep our country running. The people who devote their life, in some way or another, to what is often a hard and lonely passion. Life on the Road gathers together their fascinating stories. It captures the humour, tragedy, action and extremes of the trucking world, by turns moving between the dramatic, light-hearted and surprising - including runaway trucks, skirmishes with the law, nostalgic tales of the early pioneers, love stories, and more than one practical joke. Whether you're a trucking die-hard or just love the wide open road and a cracking good yarn, Life on the Road is a gripping insight into the real lives of Kiwi truckies.
Cracking the boy code: how to understand and talk with boys, Adam J Cox
Learn the secret language of boys and how to reconnect.
The Earth is weeping: the epic story of the Indian wars for the American West, Peter Cozzens
With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades. In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, Peter Cozzens gives us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail. He illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace, and explores the squalid lives of soldiers posted to the frontier and the ethical quandaries faced by generals who often sympathized with their native enemies.
The billionaire Raj: a journey through India's new gilded age, James Crabtree
Over the past two decades India has grown at an unprecedented rate, rivalled only by China. Yet while the Bollygarchs revel in the riches of their new dynasties, millions languish in their shadows, still trapped in the teeming slums of the country's megacities. From the sky terrace of the world's most expensive home to mass political rallies in the streets, James Crabtree documents the struggle between equality and privilege playing out at the heart of this emerging superpower. Against a combustible backdrop of aspiration, class and caste, reformers strive to bring down the corrupt tycoons and the political power brokers who enable them. The Billionaire Raj is a vivid portrait of a divided nation whose future will shape the world.
The Amish heiress, Patrick E Craig
Rachel Hershberger's life in Paradise, Pennsylvania is far from happy. Her papa struggles with a terrible event from the past, and his emotional instability has created an irreparable breach between them. Rachel's one desire is to leave the Amish way of life and Paradise forever. Then her prayers are answered. Rachel discovers that the strange, key-shaped birthmark above her heart identifies her as the heir to a vast fortune left by her Englischer grandfather, Robert St. Clair. If Rachel will marry a suitable descendent of the St. Clair family, she will inherit an enormous sum of money. But Rachel does not know that behind the scenes is her long-dead grandfather's sister-in-law, Augusta St. Clair, a vicious woman who will do anything to keep the fortune in her own hands. As the deceptions and intrigues of the St. Clair family bind her in their web, Rachel realizes that she has made a terrible mistake. But has her change of heart come too late?
Bodacious: the shepherd cat, Suzanna Crampton
A heart-warming and charming tale in which Bodacious tells us about life as The Shepherd Cat on Black Sheep Farm. With wonderful characterisation, humour, sharp observation, and a plucky attitude, Bodacious shows us the ropes of Black Sheep Farm. As we soak in the atmosphere of the house, the orchards and the fields, we also learn how this Top Cat Shepherd got his name - by being'Big, bold, beautiful, bolshie', as his Shepherd always says.
A secondhand life, Pamela Crane
In a freak collision when she was 12, Mia Germaine faced death and the loss of her father. A heart transplant from a young murder victim saved her life, but not without a price. Twenty years later, chilling nightmares about an unresolved homicide begin to plague Mia. Compelled by these lost memories, she forms a complicated connection to the victim – the girl killed the night of Mia's accident – due to a scientific phenomenon called "organ memory". Now suffocating beneath the weight of avenging a dead girl and catching a serial killer on the loose dubbed the "Triangle Terror," Mia must dodge her own demons while unimaginable truths torment her – along with a killer set on making her his next victim. As Mia tries to determine if her dreams are clues or disturbing phantasms, uninvited spectres lead her further into danger's path, costing her the one person who can save her from herself. More than a page-turning thriller, A Secondhand Life weaves a tale of second chances and reclaimed dreams as this taut, refreshing story ensnares and penetrates you.
Don't worry about the robots: how to survive and thrive in the new world of work, Jo Cribb
Don't Worry About the Robots is a practical guide to managing the high-speed change ahead of workers. Learn how to disrupt yourself in a positive way, using key principles that will give you the best chance to survive and, even better, to thrive in the new world of work. In this timely book, Dr Jo Cribb and David Glover, former CEOs who have launched successful portfolio careers, share insights from their own experiences plus those of an impressive range of successful business leaders who are all actively thinking about the future of work. Aimed at anyone who needs to change careers or whose job leaves them feeling unchallenged and unfulfilled, as well as those starting work for the first time, this book will provide the inspiration, support and practical tools needed to change your working life.
Buried for pleasure, Edmund Crispin
In the sleepy English village of Sanford Angelorum, professor and amateur detective Gervase Fen is taking a break from his books to run for Parliament. At first glance, the village he's come to canvass appears perfectly peaceful, but Fen soon discovers that appearances can be deceptive: someone in the village has discovered a dark secret and is using it for blackmail. Anyone who comes close to uncovering the blackmailer's identity is swiftly dispatched. As the joys of politics wear off, Fen sets his mind to the mystery but finds himself caught up in a tangled tale of eccentric psychiatrists, escaped lunatics, beautiful women and lost heirs.
Swan song, Edmund Crispin
When an opera company gathers in Oxford for the first post-war production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger its happiness is soon soured by the discovery that the unpleasant Edwin Shorthouse will be singing a leading role. Nearly everyone involved has reason to loathe Shorthouse but who amongst them has the fiendish ingenuity to kill him in his own locked dressing room? In the course of this entertaining adventure, eccentric Oxford don and amateur sleuth Gervase Fen has to unravel two murders, cope with the unpredictability of the artistic temperament, and attempt to encourage the course of true love.
In the last analysis, Amanda Cross
When Janet Harrison asks her English Professor Kate Fansler to recommend a psychoanalyst, no one could have imagined that Janet's body would be discovered on his couch two months later. Kate can't believe that her old friend Emanuel Bauer could be a murderer, even though Janet was killed in his office using a knife from his kitchen. With help from a team of close companions she sets out to discover the truth, something the police seem happy to ignore. Could the killer be the advertising executive who had his appointment before Janet? Or the lecturer who attends the appointment afterwards? And what about the handsome doctor in the office across the hall?
The James Joyce murder, Amanda Cross
On the famous Joycean day of June 16th, Kate Fansler attends the annual Bloomsday celebration, kicking off the start to an idyllic and literary summer. But in the company of an exuberant young nephew and two graduate students, there is not much time for peace and quiet. The idyll is further shattered when an unpleasant next-door neighbour is found murdered. Although the murder appears to have no connection to the day's celebrations, no one can shake the suspicion that James Joyce is somehow linked, not even unliterary police inspector Stratton. Kate is determined to find the solution to this extraordinary murder, even if she finds the culprit in her own home.
No word from Winifred, Amanda Cross
Literature Professor Kate Fansler is asked once again to turn her talents to private investigation when Winifred Ashby - honorary niece of Oxford scholar and novelist Charlotte Stanton - inexplicably disappears from her quiet farmhand life. Using Winifred's journal and Charlotte's novels as her only available sources, Kate must follow a convoluted trail through Oxford to Santa Cruz before finally untangling the secrets of Winifred's past. But Kate's investigation reveals far more than she anticipated as sinister issues of illegitimacy and inheritance arise.
The players come again, Amanda Cross
The 80s are coming to a close and Kate Fansler is using this time to tie up loose ends. Having completed a work of literary criticism - and vowing it will be her last - Kate enjoys lunch with editor Simon Pearlstine, indulging in her usual vodka martini. There is no rest for the wicked as he commissions her to write a biography of reclusive Gabrielle Foxx, the quiet wife of a famous modernist author. Kate discovers there is more to Gabrielle than meets the eye, and in order to trace the Foxx family's complicated history she must track down three important women from Gabrielle's past: Anne, Dorinda and Nellie. But the further Kate probes into Gabrielle's history the darker the secrets she uncovers.
Pirate: a Sam and Remi Fargo adventure, Clive Cussler
Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo try to unravel another ancient and cryptic mystery. An 800-year-old treasure. An ancient cypher wheel. A brutal murder. And a man who will stop at nothing to claim what he considers rightfully his. Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo have gone on impossible missions before and faced many perils, but never have they faced an adversary as determined as the one before them now. The battle will take them halfway around the world, and at its end will be either one of the most glorious finds in history-or certain death.
Danny, the Champion of the World (colour edition), Roald Dahl
Crisis at the cathedral, Jeanne M Dams
When Dorothy Martin and her husband Alan meet the wealthy Ahmad family, they are charmed by their courtesy, their perfect English, their delightful children and their commitment to peace. Following a concert at Sherebury Cathedral, the Ahmads offer to host a party afterwards at the Rose and Crown pub. But Mr and Mrs Ahmad don't show up. Their children are asleep upstairs at the inn, but the parents are nowhere to be found. With suspicions of kidnap and even murder being raised, Dorothy and Alan feel compelled to assist the police and MI5 in their efforts to find their new friends, a search that will take them to London and the murky world of big business, politics and even terrorism.
The sacred cut., Hewson David
A horrific murder pitches Nic Costa and his team into a collision with US agents - and a secret that has festered for fifteen years. The snow is falling on the ancient streets of Rome. And in the heart of the city, under the Pantheon's great dome, a woman's body lies on the marble floor, carefully positioned with a gruesome carving on her back. Arriving at the scene, Detective Nic Costa is unprepared for what he finds, nor for the intervention of US agents with a take-no-prisoners style and a shocking story to tell: the killer has struck before, in monuments all over the world, leaving the same cryptic message carved onto the bodies of the victims. As the murder leads to more grisly slayings and the team of veteran Roman cops clash with the Americans, Nic is pulled into a harrowing search for the truth… a search that will take him into a shocking conspiracy - and a dark episode in a nation's long-forgotten past.
No fixed address, Robyn Davidson
Travelling light, Robyn Davidson
It'd been a long time since I claimed some solitude in this blessed landscape; since I've done without lifes little props. Here I have no friend, no dog, no radio, no clock, no phone, no roof, no body pollutants. The clackety-clack of the typewriter travels out into the valley and gets lost in expanses of forest and paperbark swamp. I'm the only soul around. For ten years Robyn Davidson has been travelling light. Across the desert, across America on a Harley-Davidson, or walking through the bush of ghosts by night. In these articles that make up Travelling Light, the bestselling author of Tracks takes us into wilds of many countries - as well as countries of the mind.
Deadlier than the rest, Shirleen Davies
A passionate, heart-warming story of the iconic MacLarens of Fire Mountain. This captivating historical western romance grabs your attention from the start with an engrossing story encompassing two romances set against the rugged backdrop of the burgeoning western frontier. Connor MacLaren's search has already stolen eight years of his life. Now he is close to finding what he seeks – Meggie, his missing sister. His quest leads him to the growing city of Salt Lake and an encounter with the most captivating woman he has ever met. Grace is the third wife of a Mormon farmer, forced into a life far different from what she'd have chosen. Her independent spirit longs for choices governed only by her own heart and mind. To achieve her dreams, she must hide behind secrets and half-truths, even as her heart pulls her towards the ruggedly handsome Connor. Known as cool and uncompromising, Connor MacLaren lives by a few, firm rules that have served him well and kept him alive. However, danger stalks Connor, even to the front range of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, threatening those he cares about and impacting his ability to find his sister. Can Connor protect himself from those who seek his death? Will his eight-year search lead him to his sister while unlocking the secrets he knows are held tight within Grace, the woman who has captured his heart?
Redemption's edge, Shirleen Davies
Dax Pelletier is ready to start a new life, far away from the one he left behind in Savannah following the South's devastating defeat in the Civil War. The ex-Confederate general wants nothing more to do with commanding men and confronting the tough truths of leadership. Rachel Davenport possesses skills unlike those of her Boston socialite peers–skills acquired while working as a nurse in field hospitals during the Civil War. Eschewing her northeastern suitors and forever changed by the violence and death she's seen, Rachel decides to accept her uncle's invitation to assist him at his clinic in the wild frontier of Montana. Now a Texas Ranger, a promise made to a friend takes Dax and his brother, Luke, to the untamed territory of Montana.
Stronger than the rest, Shirleen Davies
Smart, tough, and capable, the MacLarens protect their own no matter the odds. Set against America's rugged frontier, the stories of the men from Fire Mountain are complex, fast-paced, and a must read for anyone who enjoys non-stop action and romance. Drew MacLaren is focused and strong. He has achieved all of his goals except one-to return to the MacLaren ranch and build the best horse breeding program in the west. His successful career as an attorney is about to give way to his ranching roots when a bullet changes everything. Tess Taylor is the quiet, serious daughter of a Colourado ranch family with dreams of her own. Her shy nature keeps her from developing friendships outside of her close-knit family until Drew enters her life. Their relationship grows. Then a bullet, meant for another, leaves him paralyzed and determined to distance himself from the one woman he's come to love. Convinced he is no longer the man Tess needs, Drew focuses on regaining the use of his legs and recapturing a life he thought lost. But danger of another kind threatens those he cares about-including Tess-forcing him to rethink his future. Can Drew overcome the barriers that stand between him, the safety of his friends and family, and a life with the woman he loves? To do it all, he has to be strong. Stronger than the Rest.
Killing it: learning the art of butchery, Camas Davis
After losing her job as a food journalist, Camas Davis felt totally lost, out of love with her life and the world. She had spent her career writing about food, but she had never forced herself to grapple with how it got to her plate. Now she wanted to change that, she wanted to experience something real. So she travelled to France to learn the art of butchery. There, in the rolling countryside of Gascony, surrounded by farmers and producers who understood every part of the process, she realised it was time to make a change. Killing It is a book about a woman doing something simultaneously extreme and unexpected, yet incredibly simple - a return to a relationship with food we only lost a few decades ago. It is story about turning your life upside down and starting again, it is about falling in and out of love, and it is about understanding what it means to be human and what it means to be animal too.
Everything you told me, Lucy Dawson
You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, 300 miles away. You have no memory of the last ten hours. You have a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling.
The Alamo, Mark Dawson
New York isn't ready for Britain's most dangerous ex-assassin… John Milton has finally found a place to escape the bloodshed: off-season Coney Island. No tourists. No special ops. Just peace and quiet. But when a local boy witnesses a grisly murder, Milton can't resist investigating. Milton uncovers a vicious drug kingpin and a group of crooked cops from a notorious precinct known as "The Alamo". Against such dangerous foes, Milton's quest for redemption could come to an end.
Grilled for murder, Maddie Day
Robbie has transformed a rundown country store, but when a flirtatious widow turns up dead, Robbie must clear her friend's name.
When the grits hit the fan, Maddie Day
After hosting a dinner for Indiana University's Sociology Department at her restaurant, Pans'N Pancakes, Robbie Jordan must flip over the clues to prove that her friend, graduate student Lou, did not kill Professor Charles Stilton, a man who seemed to thrive on heated exchanges with his students and peers before they all get burned.
The waiting hours, Ellie Dean
Slapton Sands, Devon 1943. Carol Porter has had a difficult war. Less than a year ago she lost both her husband and baby, and with them her heart. Only recently has she found peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol's sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted. When Pauline Reilly learns of Carol's situation she's worried for her little sister. As rumours reach Cliffehaven about the movements at Slapton Sands however, Pauline's concern moves to her only surviving son. As much as Pauline's sister-in-law Peggy tries to soothe her fears, Pauline is convinced Brendon will be called up to assist in the action. Just as Carol is preparing to face the impending upheaval alone, her beloved mother Dolly swoops in to Slapton. Packing up the life she'd hoped to share with her lost family makes Carol look to her future, Dolly confronts a ghost from her past, and they both have a chance to mend their broken hearts.
With a kiss and a prayer, Ellie Dean
Cliffehaven, May 1944. The tension is rising for Peggy Reilly and the inhabitants of Cliffehaven as the planes continue to roar above the town and there is still no news of the long-awaited Allied invasion into France. There seems to be no end in sight of this war which has scattered her family and brought conflict right to the door of Beach View Boarding House, but Peggy cannot work miracles and the toll of the war is beginning to weigh on her slender shoulders. Meanwhile, Ron Reilly has landed himself in hot water with his sweetheart, Rosie - and this time, his Irish charm will not be enough to get him out of trouble. The war has forever changed the lives of Peggy's loved ones, but with the promise of an Allied invasion comes the hope that her beloved husband and family will at last be coming home. It will take an enormous amount of spirit to keep that hope alive and bring harmony back to Beach View.
Even in our darkness: a story of beauty in a broken life, Jack Deere
Even in Our Darkness explores what it means to know God and be known by him. Jack Deere tells the true story of his life growing up near Fort Worth, Texas in the 1950s and the disintegration of his family following his father's suicide. In his mid-twenties, Jack would rise to fame and success as a leading scholar, popular speaker, and bestselling author. But despite being rescued and exalted, Jack would ultimately be crushed in the years that followed. He would lose his son to suicide and his wife to alcoholism. Only then would Jack wrestle with his own addictions, surrender control, and experience true healing. An authentic story of the Christian life, Even in Our Darkness will serve as your own guide in overcoming life's disappointments and learning to hear God speak in unbelievable ways.
When through deep waters, Rachelle Dekker
Alicen McCaffrey finally has the life her mother always dreamed for her: beautiful home in Santa Monica, successful husband, adorable daughter. Then tragedy blows her carefully assembled facade to pieces. Worse yet, Alicen feels solely responsible. At rock bottom, she decides to accompany a childhood friend back to Red Lodge, Montana, where they spent summers together as kids. The peaceful mountain landscape, accented with lush forests and small-town charm, brings back happy memories of time spent with her beloved, eccentric Grandma Josephine. Alicen begins to hope that perhaps things could be different here. Perhaps the oppressive guilt will lift - if only for a moment. But when Alicen starts hearing voices and seeing mysterious figures near the river in the woods, she begins to fear she's completely lost her sanity, as it's rumoured her grandmother did. Or might there be more to Red Lodge than meets the eye? Could the voices and visions be real - and her only means of finding the healing she so desperately needs? Or will they prove to be her final undoing?
Cool Japan guide: fun in the land of manga, lucky cats and ramen., Abby Denson
Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun - visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi! This full-colour graphic novel guidebook is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and introduces you to the exciting world of Japanese food –rom bento to sushi and everything in between. The otaku (geek) culture of Japan, including a manga market in Tokyo where artists display and sell their original artwo.
Cool Tokyo guide, Abby Denson
Denson's (Cool Japan Guide) second travel manual uses colourful cartoons to bring to life the sheer variety of experiences that Tokyo offers. The book is written by a frequent visitor to Japan for those organizing their first trip there. Initial chapters focus on planning and scheduling as well as crucial survival skills to commit to memory. Denson then describes an assortment of restaurants, theme parks, stores, architecture, and cultural locales. She highlights a wide array of activities and locations, emphasizing that there's something for almost anyone to enjoy in the city. All the while, the character Kitty Sweet Tooth imparts key Japanese words and phrases. With bright colours and wavy lines, the illustrations present the city as an imaginative wonderland. These visual elements, paired with Denson's breezy writing style, make what could have been a dull exercise into a delightful and educational excursion through Japan's capital city and its surrounding areas.
Becoming supernatural: how common people are doing the uncommon, Joe Dispenza
The author draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives. Becoming Supernatural marries some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life. Readers will learn that we are, quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations, we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities; that we have the capacity to tune in to frequencies beyond our material world and receive more orderly coherent streams of consciousness and energy; that we can intentionally change our brain chemistry to initiate profoundly mystical transcendental experiences; and how, if we do this enough times, we can develop the skill of creating a more efficient, balanced, healthy body, a more unlimited mind, and greater access to the realms of spiritual truth. Using tools and disciplines ranging from cutting-edge physics to practical exercises such as a walking meditation, Dr. Joe offers nothing less than a programme for stepping outside our physical reality and into the quantum field of infinite possibilities.
Breaking the habit of being yourself: how to lose your mind and create a new one, Joe Dispenza
You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible. Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in'any' area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality.
The woolly hat knitting club, Poppy Dolan
Finding happiness one stitch at a time. When Dee Blackthorn's brother, JP, breaks both wrists not only is he in need of a helping hand - or two - but the knitting shop he owns can't function. Sisterly duties take Dee away from her demanding job and she is unceremoniously fired amidst scandalous office rumours. Dee is certain that her hot-shot nemesis, Ben, is behind it all. Back in the village of Fenwild where JP's shop resides, Dee bumps into Becky, an old friend who is new mum to a premature baby. Desperate to help Becky, Dee convinces JP to enlist his knitting pals to make tiny woolly hats to keep the little one warm. Seeing how grateful her friend is, Dee makes it her mission to help lots of other premature babies. When Ben turns up denying involvement in Dee's sacking she is initially furious, but hears him out before roping him into helping the knitting cause. But before long Dee's good intentions backfire and she risks losing her friends, her family and Ben, who's turned out to be not so bad after all… A feel-good romantic comedy about life, love and knitting.
Norse myths: Viking legends of heroes and gods, Martin J Dougherty
You may not think you know much about Norse mythology, but you've heard of Valhalla and the Valkyrie, and of trolls and elves, and you'd certainly miss Wednesday and Thursday named after Norse gods if they weren't there. Norse mythology is rich in adventure and ideas about creation, death and the afterlife. And from Wagnerian operas to Lord of the Rings to Marvel's Avengers, it has had an immense influence across Western culture. Norse Myths takes a wide-ranging approach to the topic, examining the creation stories of the Norse world, the monsters and the pantheons of the deities including such figures as Thor, Freyr and Loki. It looks at the sagas that tell of real and imagined people, featuring both heroic tales and humorous escapades.
The rancher and the city girl, Kathy Douglass
From sworn enemies to soul mates? Wall Street hotshot Camille Parker is the last person rancher Jericho Jones expects to find on his doorstep. Ever since his late wife's best friend interfered in his marriage, she's persona non grata in Jericho's book. But the situation is literally life-and-death for this damsel in distress, and he opens his home to her. The problem is, he opens his heart, too. Camille has no choice but to seek help from her worst enemy. And as she lets her guard down in close quarters, unexpected feelings surge for him. But what will happen if Camille's life goes back to normal and the city girl no longer needs to shelter in the reticent rancher's arms?
The waitress's secret, Kathy Douglass
On the run after a bad breakup, wealthy city girl Arden Wexford ends up stranded in small town Sweet Briar. When hunky chef Brandon Danielson comes to her rescue, offering shelter and a job until her car is fixed, she reluctantly accepts. But, wanting Brandon to like her for her, not for her money, she doesn't mention her rich roots. The closer they get, the harder it is to untell the lie. Brandon came here to start over. Things weren't as they seemed with his ex-fiancee, and he got burned! But is it out of the frying pan, into the fire for Brandon as things heat up with this very special waitress?
The boss, the bride & the baby, Judy Duarte
From CEO… to daddy? Texas tycoon Jason Rayburn had been raised to take charge. To make decisions. To avoid emotion. So when he's forced to return to Brighton Valley to inventory his grandmother's small-town ranch for sale, the executive delegates the work to his new hire, local waitress Juliana Bailey. Jason never mixes business with pleasure, but even he can't ignore his attraction to the red-headed beauty–in spite of the secret she's clearly hiding. For Juliana, the job at the Leaning R was too good to be true, offering her a place to lie low until she could confess her pregnancy to her family–and avoid local scandal. But she hadn't counted on the searing sparks flying with the corporate cowboy! Now, the expectant assistant knows the billionaire boss is no family man. But she'll fight for the right to show him he's got daddy potential!
A cowboy family Christmas, Judy Duarte
Dear Santa, I've been a good girl. Well, mostly. These days, I'm usually the one dishing out advice. But the readers of'Dear Debbie' don't know that I've never been the love of anyone's life. Though as soon as I landed at the Rocking Chair Ranch my luck started to change. Promoter Drew Madison wants to shine a spotlight on the ranch's retired cowboys. But I'm the one who feels aglow every time he glances my way. Still, after he discovers my secret, I'm afraid that I'll be thrust back into darkness. Now I only want one thing for Christmas: for Drew to give me a second chance. –Lainie
Having the cowboy's baby, Judy Duarte
'I'm… pregnant?'How can that be? Well, Carly Rayburn knows how–but she'd been told she could never have children. Even more shocking is returning to her family ranch to tell the daddy-to-be, sexy cowboy Ian McAllister. Carly has dreams to reach country music stardom; he has his boots planted firmly in the Texas soil. But they share two things: undeniable heat… and, soon, a baby. Ian never forgot Carly, nor his plans to buy her ranch. There he envisions raising a family… with the right woman and at the right time. Till Carly drops her bombshell. When his head clears, he may be thrilled to be a daddy, but can he lasso the starry-eyed singer and become a husband?
Roping In the cowgirl, Judy Duarte
The path to true love lies deep in the heart of Texas! As a child, the Rocking C was Blake Darnell's home away from home. Now it's a place for former rodeo cowboys to hang up their spurs… and the LA attorney is back in Texas to stop his uncle from making the biggest mistake of his life! Until he locks horns with Shannon Cramer, the sexy RN in charge of the place. Blake thinks his uncle is falling for a gold-digger, but Shannon believes it's love even if the gorgeous, jaded lawyer doesn't. Agreeing to disagree gets complicated as their attraction heats up. But the born-and-bred cowgirl's digging in her boot heels–she'll settle for nothing less than this city slicker's heart! Rocking Chair Rodeo: Cowboys–and true love–never go out of style!
The soldier's twin surprise, Judy Duarte
Off-the-clock cowboy becomes… daddy? Even though his night of passion with Erica Campbell was incredible, for hotshot army pilot Clay Masters an enlisted woman's off-limits. Until a fresh-out-of-the-service Rickie appears with news: she's having his babies. Two of them! Rickie's dreamed of her very own family for years. But can she count on Clay - a man whose dreams of military glory have just been dashed - to be her partner in parenthood… and in love?
Scoundrels & eccentrics of the Pacific, John Dunmore
Scoundrels & Eccentrics of the Pacific is a new title delving into the adventurers who once made the great Pacific their playground - from likeable dreamers to outright conmen, slavers and pirates, and even one self-titled Queen Emma. There's the extraordinary tale of James Proctor who used his wooden leg to trick natives in coming aboard his ship so he could spirit them away as slaves; or French priest Fr Rougier who used his position to amass a fortune, eventually became the "King of Christmas Island". But there are sad accounts as well, of Chinese or Indians fallen victim to human trafficking, goldfield fever and unscrupulous traders. This is a collection of the tales that have been told of the men, and in some cases the women, who sought to benefit from the discoveries of the early explorers; scoundrels and rogues with little conscience but great craftiness, and those who as a result found themselves victims of situations they could hardly imagine. It shows that mankind, in whatever period and whatever part of the world, may have its heroes, but always has its villains.
The corpse at the Crystal Palace, Carola Dunn
A casual outing to the Crystal Palace in London takes a mysterious and murderous turn in the latest mystery in Carola Dunn's beloved Daisy Dalrymple series. April 1928: Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is visited in London by her young cousins. On the list of must-see sites is the Crystal Palace. Discovering that her children's nanny, Nanny Gilpin, has never seen the Palace, Daisy decides to make a day of it–bringing her cousins, her 3-year-old twins, her step-daughter Belinda, the nurserymaid, and Nanny Gilpin. Yet this ordinary outing goes wrong when Mrs. Gilpin goes off to the ladies' room and fails to return. When Daisy goes to look for her, she doesn't find her nanny but instead the body of another woman dressed in a nanny's uniform.
Tinderbox, Megan Dunn
Megan Dunn was in a hole. Her attempt to write a fictional tribute to Fahrenheit 451 wasn't going well. Borders, the bookseller she worked for, was going bust. Her marriage was failing. Her prospects were narrowing. The world wasn't quite against her - but it wasn't exactly helping either. Riffing on Ray Bradbury's classic novel about the end of reading, Tinderbox is one of the most interesting books in decades about literary culture and its place in the world. More than that, it's about how every one of us fits into that bigger picture - and the struggle to make sense of life in the twenty-first century. Ironically enough for a book about failures in art, Tinderbox itself is a fantastic achievement; a wonderfully crafted and beautifully written work of non-fiction that is by turns brilliantly funny and achingly sad… . Tinderbox is one of the most successful books about failure you will ever read.
Caesar's vast ghost: aspects of Provence, Lawrence Durrell
Provence, where Lawrence Durrell lived for thirty years, is the motif of this final work, published just before his death. It is a highly personal and unusual book, part travelogue, part writer's notebook, part autobiography. It preserves memories from his intimate experience of the Midi, and scattered through the evocative text are nineteen poems inspired by the genius of the place.
Misunderstood Shark: starring Shark!, Ame Dyckman
Shark interrupts the filming of Underwater World With Bob, scattering the other creatures (and the audience), but he claims it is all a terrible misunderstanding–that he would never think of eating the fish, the squid, the audience… or Bob.
Called to protect, Lynette Eason
For the past year Chloe St. John has been working as a K-9 cop with her German shepherd partner, Hank. Now a serious case of human trafficking with connections to her missing cousin just landed in her lap. When US Marshall Blake MacCallum's daughter goes missing, he's ordered to kill the judge he's protecting and tell no one about his daughter's disappearance or she will die. When their cases cross, will they be able to trust each other?
Taken, Cynthia Eden
In the fifth LOST novel from Cynthia Eden, the Last Option Search Team (LOST) agent returns, and the hunt for a serial killer just got very personal. He swore to protect her… Bailey Jones somehow survived her harrowing abduction by the infamous Death Angel. But while her physical scars have healed, she can stop wondering about a woman she helped to escape, who simply disappeared. When LOST agent Asher Young is assigned to her case, Bailey instantly feels an attraction to the intense ex-SEAL who seems to be carrying dark secrets of his own. But keeping his promise… Asher can afford to let his growing feelings for Bailey distract him from his job. Only she can soothe his horrific nightmares, but the last thing he wants is for the demons from his past to ever hurt her. Bailey has gotten past his guard, and the emotions he feels for her they are as dark and dangerous as the past he doesn't want to face. Could cost both their lives … When corpses begin surfacing will marked with the same tattoo depicting the Death Angel calling card sher must race to stop a twisted killer who wants nothing more than to claim his next prize: Bailey"
Su'esu'e Manogi: in search of fragrance: Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi and the Samoan Indigenous Reference., Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi
This book is a celebration of His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi's intellectual and cultural legacy to Samoa, providing Tui Atua's writings and thoughts on Samoan indigenous knowledge. It was first compiled and published as a festschrift in commemoration of his seventieth birthday. Tui Atua is Samoa'sHead of State and is currently the only holder of one of Samoa's four p p (aristocratic chiefly) titles -Tui Atua. The book also contains responses from fourteen of Samoa's leading and emerging scholars (including two Rhodes Scholars), based within and outside Samoa. The book searches for the best of what His Highness terms'the Samoan indigenous reference' and enlarges our contemporary understandings of indigenous knowledge.
Mental: everything you never knew you needed to know about mental health, Steve Ellen
Psychiatrist Dr Steve Ellen and comedian Catherine Deveny combine forces to demystify the world of mental health. Providing an insider perspective, they share their personal experiences of mental illness and unpack the current knowledge about conditions and treatments. What do we know? What don't we know? How do we get help? What actually works? Punctuated with anecdotes, real-life stories and reflections on the cultural and historical context, Mental is an irreverent and entertaining guide to the full spectrum of mental health issues - from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia, personality disorders and substance abuse. Set to become a go-to guide for anyone with a mental illness or supporting someone who has one, Mental breaks the taboos around mental health and offers clear practical advice on how to live successfully.
Searching for Harmony, Kelly Elliott
Firefighter and first responder Preston Ward thought he had grown immune to the job's emotional burns. But when he goes out on a particularly tragic call, he realizes that some scenes are too devastating to forget. And yet, if it weren't for that terrible night, he never would have met the woman who makes him want to risk his heart. More than once, Harmony Banks has watched her perfectly ordered world torn apart by fate. Now she's finding out that what she lost wasn't as perfect as she thought - and it's tearing her apart. The only thing that keeps her going is the kindness of a stranger: the firefighter who saved her life the night everything changed. Preston isn't like the men who have come before. For one thing, he's far more genuine. And the love Harmony feels growing between them is almost too intense for her wounded soul. But if she and Preston can push past heartbreak, they'll find that something incredible awaits in each other's arms.
Kiwi back yard: inspirational landscape design ideas and plans for your own backyard, Andy Ellis
This book features a wide range of backyards from Kiwi heroes Kieran Read, Richie and Gemma McCaw, Sir Graham Henry, Wayne Smith, Wyatt Crockett, Sir Richard Hadlee, Izzy Dagg, George and Kayla Whitelock, Jason Gunn, Razor Robertson, Dan Carter's folks, Al Brown, Matt Watson and Jason Kerrison. With themes including the inner-city sanctuary, the native haven, the Kiwi kid's playground and the entertainer's utopia, there's something for everyone within these pages. In addition you'll find planting lists for each different theme and generic plans drawn up by Andy's friends at Kamo Marsh Landscape Architects giving you practical ideas for creating your ideal backyard.
Hiding in plain sight., Mary Ellis
Hiding a troubled past, new PI Kate changes her name and takes a case in North Carolina, where a client wants to contact a lost sister. Meanwhile, her new landlord, Eric, struggles with a competitor bent on ruining his restaurant. But when petty crime turns lethal, Eric's father is arrested for murder and Kate is determined to prove his innocence.
A Spitfire girl: one of the world's greatest female ATA ferry pilots tells her story, Mary Ellis
The first casualty, Ben Elton
High society, Ben Elton
Meltdown, Ben Elton
Popcorn: a novel, Ben Elton
Bruce Delamitri makes movies about killers. Great movies, stylish movies. Bruce's movies are hip. Post-modern cinematic milestones, dripping with ironic juxtaposition. His killers are style icons. They walk cool; they talk cool. Getting shot by one of them would be a fashion statement. Enter Wayne and Scout. Real killers. Appalling, demented maniacs who kill people they do not know. Popcorn is an international success, prevailing at number one for five weeks on London's Sunday Times bestseller list. This taut and darkly funny novel also poses a serious question: In a society addicted to murder, is there anything such as a responsible person?
Also human: the inner lives of doctors, Caroline Elton
Doctors are the people we turn to when we fall ill. They are the people we trust with our lives, and with the lives of those we love. Yet who can doctors turn to at moments of stress, or when their own working lives break down? What does it take to confront death, disease, distress and suffering every day? To work in a healthcare system that is stretched to breaking point? To carry the responsibility of making decisions that can irrevocably change someone's life or possibly end it? And how do doctors cope with their own questions and fears, when they are expected to have all the answers? Caroline Elton is a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors. For over twenty years she has listened as doctors have unburdened themselves of the pressures of their jobs: the obstetrician whose own fertility treatment failed; the trainee oncologist who found herself unable to treat patients suffering from the disease that killed her father; the brilliant neurosurgeon struggling to progress her career in an environment that was hostile to women. Drawing on extraordinary case studies and decades of work supporting clinicians, Also Human presents a provocative, perceptive and deeply humane examination of the modern medical profession.
Whistle in the dark., Healey Emma
Jen and Hugh Maddox have just survived every parents worst nightmare. Relieved, but still terrified, they sit by the hospital bedside of their fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, who was found bloodied, bruised, and disoriented after going missing for four days during a mother-daughter vacation in the country. As Lana lies mute in the bed, unwilling or unable to articulate what happened to her during that period, the national media speculates wildly and Jen and Hugh try to answer many questions. Where was Lana? How did she get hurt? Was the teenage boy who befriended her involved? How did she survive outside for all those days?
Small spaces, Sarah Epstein
Tash Carmody has been traumatised since childhood, when she witnessed her gruesome imaginary friend Sparrow lure young Mallory Fisher away from a carnival. At the time nobody believed Tash, and she has since come to accept that Sparrow wasn't real. Now fifteen and mute, Mallory's never spoken about the week she went missing. As disturbing memories resurface, Tash starts to see Sparrow again. And she realises Mallory is the key to unlocking the truth about a dark secret connecting them. Does Sparrow exist after all? Or is Tash more dangerous to others than she thinks?
What remains of her., Rickstad Eric
Jonah Baum, a professor of poetry at a local college in Vermont, sees his ordinary life come tumbling down when his wife and young daughter vanish from their home. No evidence of a kidnapping. No sign of murder. No proof that Rebecca didn't simply abandon her marriage. Just Sally's crude and chilling drawings, Jonah's little lies, and the sheriff's nagging fears that nothing is what it seems. For Sally's best friend, Lucinda, it's something else. She trusts in Sally not to just disappear, not after they've shared so many secrets, especially about the woods and what they saw there. But she'll never tell. No one would believe her anyway. As the search for Rebecca and Sally intensifies, and as suspicion falls on Jonah, the disappearances become more relentlessly haunting than anyone can imagine. Because what's seen in the light of day is not nearly as terrifying as what remains hidden in the dark.
Venom in the Veins, Jennifer Estep
Blood might be thicker than water, but venom is stronger than just about anything … It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends–but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when you're Gin Blanco, the Spider, notorious assassin and current queen of the Ashland underworld. This time around, someone seems to be targeting Stuart Mosley, the president of First Trust bank. Lots of people have grudges against Mosley, but the more I investigate, the more Mosley's problems seem to be connected to some of my own, especially when it comes to the Circle, the evil, shadowy group that is secretly responsible for much of the crime and corruption in Ashland. But when another blast from my dark and deadly past as the Spider comes to light, I wonder if I'll be able to survive this dangerous new enemy, who has a burning thirst for revenge that will only be satisfied with one thing: my death.
Wartime at Woolworths, Elaine Everest
The Woolworths girls have come a long way together … Fun loving Maisie, is devoted to her young family and her work at Woolworths. But her happy life with her RAF officer husband, their baby daughter leads her to think of the family she left behind … With the war now into its fourth year, what will she find when she sets about searching for them? Sarah and her husband, Alan, are blissfully happy and long for a sibling for their daughter. But dark days lay ahead for this close family. Freda heads home to Birmingham, to go in search of her family, back to the life she fled - far from the safety of Woolworths and her new friends. With families' separated by war, will the Woolworths girls be able to pull together?
Hooked: how to build habit-forming products, Nir Eyal
How do successful companies create products people can't put down? Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the "Hook Model" a four steps process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behaviour. Through consecutive "hook cycles," these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back over and over again, without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is based on Eyal's years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, …
The hope fault, Tracy Farr
AIris's family - her ex-husband with his new wife and baby; her son, and her best friend's daughter - gather to pack up their holiday house. They are there for one last time, one last weekend, and one last party, but in the course of this weekend, their connections will be affirmed, and their frailties and secrets revealed ₆ to the reader at least, if not to each other. The Hope Fault is a novel about extended family: about steps and exes and fairy godmothers; about parents and partners who are missing, and the people who replace them.
The life and loves of Lena Gaunt: a novel, Tracy Farr
Recounting the remarkable life of Dame Lena Gaunt-music's most modern musician as the first theremin player of the 20th century-this novel about an octogenarian and former junkie is as geographically diverse as it is culturally and musically rich. An offer to play her unusual instrument, where sounds are produced not through touch but instead through hand movements in the air, leads Lena to revisit her life-from her discovery of music to falling in love and from Southeast Asia to Australia and Europe. Vignettes of growing up, the glittering years on the world stage, melancholy, war-time periods, and growing old all compose the story of a woman whose life is made and torn apart by those she gives her heart to.
Feverish: a memoir, Gigi Fenster
Swaziland is where you think, for the first time, maybe if I got brain fever I would be able to stop worrying. I'd lose control and, maybe then, I'd understand my friend's mind. In an attempt to break free from rationality and make her life a work of art, Gigi Fenster decides to induce a fever in herself. Fever, she surmises, is a'particularly writerly thing'. What follows is a captivating memoir of that attempt. Feverish ranges over Fenster's childhood in South Africa, her relationships with her psychiatrist father, her troubled friend Simon, and her mother and four siblings, through to New Zealand and her relationships with her two teenage daughters. As she traverses her life, Fenster asks questions about bravery, transgression, vulnerability and the value we place on art. This memoir is a witty, intelligent, original examination of what it means to be a compassionate human being.'Without empathy,' she writes,'one cannot tell the full story. There can be no proper care.'
Cherish duo, Marie Ferrarella
Soldiers' daughters, Fiona Field
The story of two girls who, on the surface, seem to have a lot in common. Both motherless. Both sent to the same boarding school for'army brats'. Both, later, commissioned into the army themselves. Both desperate for their fathers' love and approval. Samantha Lewis will put everything into being the good soldier she thinks her father wants her to be. But her heart will lead her in a very unexpected direction and threaten her love for the good man she plans to marry. Michelle Flowers also craves her father's attention, but her impulsiveness will drive her into an obsession with the husband of another woman - with disastrous consequences.
Love you, Stacy Finz
Sexy, smart, and exciting, the Garner brothers have made Glory Junction, California, the country's top extreme sports town–but there's no shortage of thrills wherever they go. Darcy Wallace may be an employee at Garner Adventure, but the kind of excitement she's looking for is more of the indoor variety. After a sexless marriage and a painful divorce, who better to help her get her groove back than the hottest player in town–Win Garner himself. There's just one flaw in her seduction plan: he won't cooperate.
The eczema diet: eczema-safe food to stop the itch and prevent eczema for life, Karen Fischer
The Eczema Diet includes all the facts and scientific research, as well as itch-busting treatments that offer immediate relief combined with a tried-and-tested diet - developed by nutritionist Karen Fischer over the past ten years through her work with eczema patients - that really gets results. Also included are 100 delicious recipes, suitable for everyone in the family, an extensive meal plan and shopping lists that are clear and easy to follow.
Tapestry, Kylie Fitzpatrick
Set in eleventh-century London and Normandy and in the present day, Tapestry tells the story of the origin of the famous and enigmatic Bayeux Tapestry. Told from the point of view of two women who lived nine centuries apart: Leofgyth, an eleventh-century embroiderer who works in the court of Edward the Confessor, and Madeleine, a twenty-first century professor of Medieval History. Between them, the dramatic story of the end of Saxon England unfolds and an ancient mystery is solved.
All for you, Laura Florand
Some crushes aren't meant to be. When her older brother's best friend left to join the Foreign Legion, eighteen-year-old Célie moved on to make a life for herself as a Paris chocolatier. Now, five years later, the last thing she needs is another man to mess up her happiness. Let alone the same man. But five years in the Foreign Legion is a long time for a man to grow up, and a long time to be away from the woman he loves. Especially when he did it all for her. Half strangers, more than friends, and maybe, if Joss Castel has his way, a second chance.
A crown of bitter orange, Laura Florand
Tristan Rosier might have asked Malorie Monsard to marry him when he was five years old, but things had only gone downhill from there. She'd spent the rest of their lives ignoring him, abandoning him, and destroying his perfumes. Now she was back, to wreak who knew what havoc on his life. Tristan might choose to dismiss the generations-long enmity between their two families, but Malorie didn't have that privilege. Like all the other privileges wealthy, gorgeous Tristan took for granted that she couldn't. But if she was going to restore her family company to glory, she might just need his help. They'd known each other all their lives. Could these childhood friends and lifelong enemies ever uncross their stars and find happily ever after? Come explore the South of France, a world of heat and fragrance and tales as old as time, through the stories of the five powerful Rosier cousins and the women who win their hearts.
A kiss in lavender, Laura Florand
A hardened exile. It had taken Lucien Rosier fifteen years at war to rebuild himself after he lost his family. To remake himself, he had left behind even his name. Now a captain in the Foreign Legion, the last thing he wanted was to face his past. Even for her… A woman longing for a home. Lucien Rosier had been her hero once, when everyone else had turned away. Now it was Elena Lyon's turn to rescue him. If she could teach him to believe in love and family again, she would pay back her debts. But after a lifetime of abandonment, she wasn't about to make the mistake of believing in love herself. Not even for him… Could two broken hearts find in each other exactly what they needed to heal?
Once upon a rose, Laura Florand
She stole his roses. Fleeing the spotlight, burnt out rock star Layla–"Belle"–Dubois seeks refuge in the south of France. That old, half-forgotten heritage in a valley of roses seems like a good place to soothe a wounded heart. She certainly doesn't expect the most dangerous threat to her heart to pounce on her as soon as she sets foot on the land. He wants them back. Matt didn't mean to growl at her quite that loudly. But–his roses! She can't have his roses. Even if she does have all those curls and green eyes and, and, and… what was he growling about again? Or maybe he just wants her. When an enemy invades his valley and threatens his home, heart, and livelihood, Matthieu Rosier really knows only one way to defend himself. It might involve kissing. And that might be just the start.
Duke of scandal, Gaelen Foley
Romance is in the air at Moonlight Square – Regency London's most exclusive address!Jason Hawthorne, the Duke of Netherford, made it clear to the young, lovesick Felicity Carvel long ago that nothing could ever happen between them. He has earned his reputation as the Duke of Scandal–and she's his best friend's little sister. For honour's sake, he vows to stay away from the lovely innocent. But six years of the wealthy libertine's life have left Jason empty and jaded, while Felicity has blossomed into a strong, beautiful woman, ripe for love and marriage. When a sudden windfall makes her one of the most sought-after heiresses in London, chased all over Town by fortune-hunters, Jason knows he must keep the rogues at bay until her brother returns from his dangerous mission abroad. Unfortunately, the scandalous attraction between them has only grown to a searing intensity. Deep down, Felicity still wants Jason for her own. But after getting her heart broken once before by Naughty Netherford, does she dare attempt to play with fire again–and this time, can Jason resist?
I'll take the sunny side: a memoir, Gordon Forbes
A handful of summers: a Memoir., Gordon Forbes
Every little thing, Marie Force
Grayson Coleman has just moved home to Butler, Vermont after spending years working for a high-powered law firm in Boston. He's looking for a simpler, less stressful existence in the sleepy little mountain town where he grew up with his siblings and Abbott cousins. Once the holidays are over, he plans to hang out a shingle and open a new general law practice. After helping to raise his seven younger siblings, the last thing on Grayson's mind is a family of his own. Emma Mulvaney is enjoying a break from her reality as a busy single mother in New York City while she and her adorable daughter, Simone, spend the holidays in Vermont with Emma's sister, Lucy, and Lucy's future in-laws, the Abbotts. After meeting Abbott cousin Grayson Coleman and talking to him for hours, Emma is nervous and excited to have dinner alone with him after sharing her deepest, most personal secrets with him. Will that first night be the start of something new for the jaded lawyer and the selfless single mom or will a holiday week flirtation turn into something much bigger than either of them ever expected?
Love at first flight
, Marie Force
He knew with one glance that she would change his life… . A prosecutor about to try the trial of his career and a hard-luck hairstylist meet at Baltimore-Washington International Airport on a Friday night, on their way to visit significant others in Florida. Michael and Juliana have a lot riding on this weekend as they try to repair relationships strained by distance. When they discover they're on the same flight home, they agree to meet up again to compare notes about how their weekends unfolded… . . but he couldn't have know that everything is about to change… The instant connection they shared the night they met forms the foundation for a new friendship that soon leads to love, and as Michael's trial takes a violent turn, staying alive becomes their top priority. Follow Michael and Juliana's emotional journey in this newly reissued edition of one of Marie Force's most beloved standalone contemporary romances. Included in this edition is a never-before-published extended Epilogue that takes you inside Michael and Juliana's happily ever after.
Victoria & Shannon, Marie Force
Gansett Island midwife Victoria Stevens loves taking care of people, in her job and in her personal life, especially when it comes to her boyfriend of one year, sexy Irishman Shannon O'Grady. Fuelled by combustible chemistry, her relationship with Shannon has been H-O-T from the start. But she's begun to wonder whether theirs is destined to be a short-term fling or possibly the love of a lifetime. When she goes looking for answers about his past, she learns something she was better off not knowing and isn't sure what to do with her newfound information. What will happen when Shannon finds out she's been asking questions about him, and will they be able to overcome the obstacles standing between them and happily ever after?
Hold my hand, M J Ford
How long do you hunt for the missing?
The devil that danced on the water: a daughter's memoir, Aminatta Forna
This is an autobiographical account of a childhood encompassing racial intolerance in 1960s' Scotland, both the idyll and the political upheaval of Sierra Leone as it attempts to embrace democracy, and finally, a family tragedy with national and international repercussions. Aminatta Forna's personal history is an account of an African childhood - of an idyll which became a nightmare. As a child she witnessed the upheavals of post-colonial Africa, the bitterness of exile in Britain and the consequences of her dissident father's stand against tyranny. As Sierra Leone faced its future as a fledgling democracy, he was a new star in the political firmament, a man who had been one of the first black students to come to Britain after the war.
Happiness, Aminatta Forna
Attila has arrived in London with two tasks: to deliver a keynote speech on trauma and to check up on the daughter of friends, his'niece', Ama, who hasn't called home in a while. It soon emerges that she has been swept up in an immigration crackdown - and now her young son Tano is missing. When, by chance, Attila bumps into Jean again, she joins him in his search for Tano, mobilizing into action the network she has built up, mainly from the many West African immigrants working London's myriad streets, of volunteer fox-spotters: security guards, hotel doormen, traffic wardens. All unite to help and as the search continues, a deepening friendship between Attila and Jean unfolds. In this delicate yet powerful novel of loves lost and new, of past griefs and of the hidden side of a multicultural metropolis, Aminatta Forna asks us to consider the values of the society we live in, our co-existence with one another and all living creatures - and the true nature of happiness.
Curious wine: a novel, Katherine V Forrest
The intimacy of a cabin at Lake Tahoe provides the combustible circumstances that bring Diana Holland and Lane Christianson together in this passionate novel of first discovery.
New minimalism: decluttering and design for sustainable, intentional living, Cary Telander Fortin
The decluttering craze meets a passion for sustainable living and interior design in this gorgeous new book for readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Your external space reflects your internal state. What does your home say about you' This book promises an opportunity for self-reflection and lasting change, by getting to the bottom of why we've accumulated too much stuff in the first place, therefore allowing us to transform our lives. Professional decluttering and design team Cary and Kyle of New Minimalism will take you through every step, from assessing your emotional relationship to your stuff to decluttering your home to then turning it into a beautifully designed space that feels clean and tidy without feeling sparse or prescriptive. And all of this without filling up a landfill-you'll find resources and strategies to donate and reuse your stuff so you don't have to feel guilty about getting rid of it!
Cooper's charm, Lori Foster
One summer, two sisters, and a chance to start over… Before the burglary that shattered her confidence, Phoenix Rose had a fiance, a successful store, and a busy, happy existence. After months spent adrift, she takes a job at the lakeside resort of Cooper's Charm. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, friendly colleagues, and a charismatic, widowed boss, Phoenix is slowly inching her way back into the world. Visiting Cooper's Charm to check up on her little sister, Ridley Rose impulsively agrees to fill in as housekeeper. Still reeling from an ego-bruising divorce, she finds satisfaction in a job well done - and in the attention of the resort's handsome scuba instructor. For Phoenix and Ridley, Cooper's Charm is supposed to be merely temporary. But this detour may lead to the place they most need to be, where the future is as satisfying as it is surprising.
Northland: a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox
America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America's primary border for centuries–much of the early history of the United States took place there–and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line, the region even has its own name: the northland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. In Northland, he blends a deeply reported and beautifully written story of the region's history with a riveting account of his travels. Setting out from the easternmost point in the mainland United States, Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain's adventures across the Northeast; recounts the rise and fall of the timber, iron, and rail industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; tracks America's fur traders through the Boundary Waters; and traces the forty-ninth parallel from Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean. Fox, who grew up the son of a boat-builder in Maine's northland, packs his narrative with colourful characters (Captain Meriwether Lewis, railroad tycoon James J. Hill, Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux) and extraordinary landscapes (Glacier National Park, the Northwest Angle, Washington's North Cascades). He weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland today, wracked by climate change, water wars, oil booms, and concerns over border security.
Light of the stars: alien worlds and the fate of the Earth, Adam Frank
Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own. Light of the Stars – thrilling science at the grandest of scales – explores what may be the largest question of all: What can the likely presence of life on other worlds tell us about our own fate?
Sins of the fathers, Anthea Fraser
Three families, separate yet joined by the sins of the fathers; sins that will ultimately lead to tragedy. Mark Richmond's trip to York takes a surprise detour when he runs into Helena Crawford and ends up accompanying her to her parents' ruby wedding anniversary in Drumlee, Scotland. Six months earlier, Mark attended Peter Kingsley's sixtieth birthday party - the father of his now-estranged wife, Sophie - where Peter was unexpectedly taken ill. Mark's father, Charles, has been friends with Peter for forty years, but how well does he really know him? As Peter's health continues to deteriorate, it seems the Richmonds and the Kingsleys are inextricably entwined by devastating secrets, resentment, betrayal and deceit. And who is Ellie, the girl in the hooded anorak, who appears on the cliff path in Drumlee, pale and shivering from the cold?
Reckless whisper, Barbara Freethy
FBI Special Agent Bree Adams has a personal secret, something she has managed to keep hidden for the past ten years–at least she always thought so. But a chance encounter on a train, and whispered words of chilling consequence change everything. Is the truth about to come out or is someone playing with her mind and her life? Nathan Bishop knew Bree when she was a street kid like him. Their dark past once put him in her debt, and he had to pay up. The last thing he wants to do is help her again. He has a new life now – a life he could lose with one wrong move. But the beautiful Bree is desperate – how can he walk away? To get to the truth – protect innocent lives and their own – they'll have to fight their way through the past, as danger stalks their every move, and heart-breaking choices must be made.
Rivals of the Republic., Annelise Freisenbruch
The Vory: Russia's Super Mafia, Mark Galeotti
The first English-language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia's much-feared crime class: the vory v zakone Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the changes brought on by Stalinism, the Cold War, the Afghan War, and the end of the Soviet experiment. The Vory-as the Russian mafia is also known-was born early in the twentieth century, largely in the gulags and criminal camps, where they developed their unique culture. Identified by their signature tattoos, members abided by the Thieves' Code, a strict system that forbade all paid employment and cooperation with law enforcement and the state. Based on two decades of on-the-ground research, Galeotti's captivating study details the Vory's journey to power from their early days to their adaptation to modern-day Russia's free-wheeling oligarchy and global opportunities beyond.
Honour; &, Other people's children, Helen Garner
Honour: Kathleen and Frank are amicably separated, in contact through shared parenting of their young daughter, Flo. But when Frank finds a new partner and wants a divorce, Kathleen is hurt. And Flo can't understand why they all can't live together. Other people's children: Ruth and Scotty live in a big share house that's breaking up. Scotty is trying to hold on, remembering the early days of telling life stories and laughter and singing–and when the kids were everyone's kids. But now the bitterness has crept in and their friendship is broken. Ruth is ready to move on–and she'll take her kids with her.
The last days of Chez Nous, &, Two friends, Helen Garner
Last days of Chez Nous. Beth, a successful writer of great energy and humour lives with her French husband, daughter by her first marriage and a lodger in an inner-city home known as Chez Nous. Despite tension, everyone gets along until the return from overseas of Beth's much younger sister. Two friends. Two teenage friends become estranged when the once conventional Kelly becomes a mohawk-wearing punker who experiments with drugs and casual sex.
Crazy for you., Codi Gary
Deana Sawyer has always been cursed. Even when she tries to change her image, she ends up with hot pink hair and a Halloween costume that's about to have a wardrobe malfunction. To make matters worse, the guy who broke her heart in high school is back in Loco, Texas … and hotter than when he left. Officer Finn wants to kiss and make up … Finn Meyers has come back to settle down. After living in the big city, the quiet streets of Loco are just what he needs. He knows he screwed up with Deana all those years ago, but he hopes they can put the past behind them. Especially after he gets a look at the assets she's been hiding. But danger lurks in the dark … When Finn realizes someone is stalking Deana, he's determined to protect her and their future together … when means keeping her as close as possible.
Sexy summer flings, Codi Gary
The one guy who could make her stay … Penelope Davis is ready to leave Bear Mountain. Her brothers have left for the military, and her crush, ER doctor Hunter Gracin, thinks she's only interested in a fling. So when she's offered her dream job, she plans to take it, until Dr. Gracin comes knocking on her doo.
A lady becomes a governess, Diane Gaston
A most unlikely governess… with a shocking secret. Lady Rebecca Pierce escapes her forced betrothal when the ship she's on wrecks. Assuming the identity of a governess she believes has drowned, she enters the employ of brooding Lord Brookmore, who's selflessly caring for his orphaned nieces. Inconveniently, she's extremely attracted to the viscount, with her only chance of happiness tied to the biggest risk: revealing the truth about who she really is.
Kung fu, Ryan Gattis
Jen B's been surviving at the nightmarishly brutal MLK High School just like everybody else: by following the rules. She avoids the Principal. She doesn't complain. She's loyal to her MLK'family'. And, like 99. 5% of the student body, she knows one form or another of martial arts. When Jen's world-famous Kung-Fu champion of a cousin Jimmy Chang turns up, everyone wants a piece of him - including Ridley, resident drug lord and leader of the school's most violent gang. They all want to see the legendary martial-arts master defend himself during the school's merciless initiation ritual. Except that Jimmy's made a promise never to fight again - a promise that soon leads to the murder of Jen's brother and a bloody final battle that engulfs the entire school.
Not that bad: dispatches from rape culture., Roxane Gay
In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are "routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied" for speaking out. Highlighting the stories of well-known actors, writers, and experts, as well as new voices being published for the first time, Not That Bad covers a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation and street harassment. Often deeply personal and always unflinchingly honest, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that "not that bad" must no longer be good enough.
The half baked harvest cookbook: recipes from my barn in the mountains, Tieghan Gerard
The blogger behind "Half Baked Harvest," shares over one hundred and twenty-five recipes for dishes that include pan-fried feta with thyme and greek marinated olives, steak shawarma bowls, and gooey chocolate coconut caramel bars.
Breakout at Stalingrad, Heinrich Gerlach
The original version of the classic novel of the epic World War II battle, confiscated by the Russian secret services in 1949, and now rediscovered in the Russian archives.
In 27 days, Alison Gervais
Hadley Jamison is shocked when she hears that her classmate, Archer Morales, has committed suicide. She didn't know the quiet, reserved guy very well, but that doesn't stop her from feeling there was something she could have done to help him. Hoping to find some sense of closure, Hadley attends Archer's funeral. There, Hadley is approached by a man who calls himself Death and offers her a deal. If Hadley accepts, she will be sent back 27 days in time to prevent Archer from killing himself. But when Hadley agrees to Death's terms and goes back to right the past, she quickly learns her mission is harder than she ever could have known. Hadley soon discovers Archer's reasons for being alone, and Archer realizes that having someone to confide in isn't as bad as he'd always thought. But when a series of dangerous accidents starts pushing them apart, Hadley must decide whether she is ready to risk everything–including her life–to keep Archer safe.
A terrible country, Keith Gessen
When Andrei Kaplan's older brother Dima insists that Andrei return to Moscow to care for their ailing grandmother, Andrei must take stock of his life in New York. His girlfriend has stopped returning his text messages. His dissertation adviser is dubious about his job prospects. It's the summer of 2008, and his bank account is running dangerously low. Perhaps a few months in Moscow are just what he needs. So Andrei sublets his room in Brooklyn, packs up his hockey stuff, and moves into the apartment that Stalin himself had given his grandmother, a woman who has outlived her husband and most of her friends. She survived the dark days of communism and witnessed Russia's violent capitalist transformation, during which she lost her beloved dacha. She welcomes Andrei into her home, even if she can't always remember who he is. Andrei learns to navigate Putin's Moscow, still the city of his birth, but with more expensive coffee. He looks after his elderly–but surprisingly sharp!–grandmother, finds a place to play hockey, a cafe to send emails, and eventually some friends, including a beautiful young activist named Yulia. Over the course of the year, his grandmother's health declines and his feelings of dislocation from both Russia and America deepen. Andrei knows he must reckon with his future and make choices that will determine his life and fate. When he becomes entangled with a group of leftists, Andrei's politics and his allegiances are tested, and he is forced to come to terms with the Russian society he was born into and the American one he has enjoyed since he was a kid. A wise, sensitive novel about Russia, exile, family, love, history and fate, A Terrible County asks what you owe the place you were born, and what it owes you.
As good as it gets?, Fiona Gibson
"Midlife crisis? What midlife crisis?!" Charlotte Bristow is worried about her husband Will. Their fourteen years of marriage have been rather lovely so far, but things have been a bit odd lately. With their stunning 16-year-old daughter Rosie newly signed to a top modelling agency and Will recently out of a job, Charlotte can't help but notice that things are changing in their household. As Will dusts down his old leather trousers and starts partying with their new, fun neighbours, Charlotte begins to wonder what on earth is going on. So when Fraser, Charlotte's ex and father of Rosie suddenly arrives back on the scene, Charlotte starts to wonder what might have been.
Night flight to Paris, David Gilman
Paris, 1943. The swastika flies from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Soldiers clad in field grey patrol the streets. Buildings have been renamed, books banned, art stolen and people disappeared. Amongst the missing is an Allied intelligence cell. Gone to ground? Betrayed? Dead? Britain's Special Operations Executive need to find out. They recruit ex-Parisian and Bletchley Park codebreaker Harry Mitchell to return to the city he fled two years ago. Mitchell knows Occupied Paris - a city at war with itself. Informers, gangsters, collaborators and Resistance factions are as ready to slit each other's throats as they are the Germans'. The occupiers themselves are no better: the Gestapo and the Abwehr - military intelligence - are locked in their own lethal battle for dominance. Mitchell knows the risks: a return to Paris not a mission - it's a death sentence. But he has good reason to put his life on the line: the wife and daughter he was forced to leave behind have fallen into the hands of the Gestapo and Michell will do whatever it takes to save them. But with disaster afflicting his mission from the outset, it will take all his ingenuity, all his courage, to even get into Paris… unaware that every step he takes towards the capital is a step closer to a trap well set and baited.
A tempting proposal, Dara Girard
Straight laced businessman, James Fortune, always does the right thing. So when his reckless twin brother, Jackson, gets cold feet the day of his wedding, James decides to pretend to be the groom to protect his family's name and honour, until his brother comes to his senses. However, his new bride, Ava Hughes, is also not who she seems. Soon James and Ava find themselves trying to outwit each other in a sensual game of cat and mouse. Until one of them is forced to surrender.
Double exposure, Elizabeth Goddard
Exposed and on the run … Tara is an epidemiologist who is investigating an illness in an African village when mercenaries bring more death. She barely escapes with her life. What she witnesses terrifies her and she flees, taking refuge where no one will find her until she knows whom she can trust. When ex-military photographer Grant McCall arrives on the scene, he knows Tara is wary. But he can't reveal that he's working undercover to learn who's behind the carnage in Africa. An image surfaced that exposed the truth. The epidemiologist believed dead had survived, like a ghost image in a double exposure on film exposed to light. The killers will stop at nothing to find the woman who witnessed their crimes. But even more deadly is the illness to which she was exposed.
Thread of revenge, Elizabeth Goddard
Marine biologist Sadie Strand is back in her coastal hometown to prove her best friend was murdered–but searching for evidence almost costs Sadie her life. Abducted, drugged and left for dead on a sinking boat, she's barely rescued in time by Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent Gage Sessions, an old friend. Assigned to protect Sadie and connect three complicated cases, Gage risks his life time and again to make sure the woman he once loved survives. But although the handsome, guarded agent vows to protect her, someone will keep killing to ensure the truth never rises to the surface.
Homecoming, Christie Golden
After seven long years in the Delta Quadrant, the crew of the Starship Voyager now confront the strangest world of all: home. For Admiral Kathryn Janeway and her officers, Voyager's miraculous return to planet Earth brings new honours and new responsibilities. For some there are reunions with long-lost loved ones, while for others such as the Doctor and Seven of Nine, there is the challenge of forging new lives in a Federation that seems to hold little place for them. But even as Janeway and the others go their separate ways, pursuing new horizons and opportunities, a strange cybernetic plague strikes Earth, transforming men, women and children into a new generation of Borg. Soon the entire planet faces assimilation, and Voyager–newly returned from the heartland of the Borg–may be to blame.
The Cole trilogy, Noah Gordon
Noah Gordon's trilogy, spanning one thousand years in the lives of one uncommonly gifted family. In The Physician, an orphan in eleventh-century London, Robert Cole, becomes a fast-talking swindler. As he matures, his strange gift - an acute sensitivity to impending death - never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer. Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but by claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world's most renowned physician, Avicenna. Cole's journey and love for a woman who must struggle against her only rival - medicine -make
Connect, Julian Gough
Nevada; the near future; a family about to implode. In a world run by computers, hackers have power - and awkward, home-schooled Colt is among the best. But when Colt secretly submits his mother Naomi's breakthrough research to a biotech conference, and it is immediately shut down, mother and son are forced to go on the run. Now Colt is coding for his life. As the military, and Colt's father, hunt them through a Las Vegas of self-driving cars and surveillance drones, Naomi has to decide how far she will go to protect her child. Can she kill a man? Can she destroy the world? And Colt is finally forced to leave the comfort of virtual reality, and face his greatest terror: love. The world is evolving; humans need to evolve too.
Half a sixpence, Evie Grace
Her mother's daughter: Agnes' story, Evie Grace
The brightest day, the darkest night, Brendan Graham
The element of fire, Brendan Graham
The Di Medici bride, Heather Graham
The ancient and seductive city of Venice hides secrets and danger for Christine Tarleton. She's there to solve her father's murder. Marcus di Medici, the sexy and mysterious descendant of her father's alleged murderer, is the only man who can protect her when her life is threatened. But is she falling in love with him, or into a trap? Originally published in 1986.
King of the castle, Heather Graham
Back in Ireland for the first time since the mysterious death of her husband, Kit McHennessey finds herself haunted by the unanswered questions from that night. Justin O'Niall, the man who comforted her through the tragedy eight years ago, is as darkly compelling now as he was then. And while she is passionately drawn to him, she is also certain she cannot trust him. Kit must uncover the deadly truths she once fled in order to confront the danger that threatens their future. Originally published in 1987.
Pale as death, Heather Graham
From the dark depths of Hollywood's past The crime scene is horrific: the corpse of a young actress, drained of blood and cut in two. LAPD Detective Sophie Manning's new case is high-profile and difficult–there's no evidence to work with. And it's a disturbing echo of the infamous Black Dahlia killing. Sophie is burning the candle at both ends, desperate to catch the murderer before he strikes again, when she starts to experience inexplicable visits… from ghosts. Bruce McFadden has a particular talent that can help Sophie–he can speak with the dead. As a consultant for the FBI's paranormal team, the Krewe of Hunters, he's been tasked with Sophie's case and they're forced to partner up. But Sophie doesn't want his help, and she doesn't want to share his peculiar skill. And she certainly isn't ready for love, despite Bruce's attentions. As the killer taunts the police, Sophie and Bruce will discover that the threat is closer to home than they'd ever realized. Working side by side is the only way they'll stop this deadly sequel.
Peeling the onion, Günter Grass
Blood on Copperhead Trail, Paula Graves
Dead man's curve, Paula Graves
A spy is forced to come in from the cold in the first book in The Gates miniseries, by award-winning author Paula Graves. Coming in from the cold is the only choice for Sinclair Solano, once a fiery young radical turned CIA double agent turned fugitive. Not only must he free his kidnapped sister from the rebels he betrayed, but he also must clear his name. And neither will be easy with beautiful FBI agent Ava Trent dogging his trail. Seeing no other option, Sin uneasily joins forces with Ava to plan an ultra-daring guerilla attack and rescue op. But the mission requires trusting Ava, and putting her irresistible body in the line of fire. Being alive had never been so dangerous.
Kentucky confidential, Paula Graves
The return of the wife he thought was lost and a baby he never knew existed will make this a Christmas to remember… Captain Connor McGinnis has seen a ghost. Staring at a surveillance photo of a Kaziri immigrant, there can be no mistaking that the starkly beautiful–and visibly pregnant–woman in a head scarf is his wife, Risa. The woman he presumed was dead after her plane crashed into the ocean. Risa McGinnis, relocated by the CIA when they learned of a price on her head, has settled into the guise of a widowed immigrant. Confronting Connor again resurrects sweet memories and a burning passion. But until this unknown enemy is captured, Risa must focus more on Connor's protection than on their attraction. After all, the strength of her marriage–and the safety of her baby–depends on it.
Smoky ridge curse., Paula Graves
Good-bye to all that: an autobiography, Robert Graves
The Greek myths: the complete and definitive edition, Robert Graves
Presents a collection of Greek mythology with classic tales about the creation, the residents of Olympia, and mythical heroes and heroines.
Daisy and the trouble with burglars, Kes Gray
No matter the occasion, Daisy just can't help getting into trouble! When three actual burglaries happen in Daisy's town, Daisy is beside herself with excitement. Two houses and the fish and chip shop have been broken into (and lots of cods and haddocks have been stolen). Anyone could be next! Daisy wants to help. Together with Gabby and Dylan, she forms her own detective agency. Armed with a notebook, a magnifying glass, a camera and a box of icing sugar, she sets out on the burglars' trail. Trouble is, detective work is hard when you're not allowed to go further than the end of the road.
Daisy and the trouble with chocolate, Kes Gray
Daisy and the trouble with coconuts, Kes Gray
When Daisy goes to the funfair with her grandparents, she is determined to win a coconut. However, winning one is not so easy, as they are just too big and too hairy, and she gets into more trouble. First person recount. Suggested level: junior, primary.
Daisy and the trouble with giants., Kes Gray
If giants didn't live at the top of magic beanstalks then Daisy is convinced that she wouldn't have got into big trouble again! But Daisy wants to meet a giant and she needs a magic to do it.
Daisy and the trouble with Jack, Kes Gray
Daisy and the trouble with kittens, Kes Gray
Daisy goes on vacation to Spain and makes five new friends that she wants to keep.
Daisy and the trouble with life, Kes Gray
Daisy continues to explain the trouble with different things, and this time the trouble is with trouble.
Daisy and the trouble with maggots, Kes Gray
Daisy is excited when her uncle takes her on a fishing trip, where she gets her own fishing rod and bait box full of actual maggots.
Daisy and the trouble with piggy banks, Kes Gray
Daisy's getting into more trouble than ever before! When her best friend Gabby turns up at Daisy's house with the most awesome, immense, water-squirting micro-scooter Daisy's ever seen, Daisy knows she's got to have one too! Trouble is, they cost a lot of money. So Daisy and Gabby hatch a money-making plan.
Daisy and the trouble with sports day, Kes Gray
Daisy and the trouble with vampires, Kes Gray
It's Halloween and Daisy is going trick-or-treating for the very first time. In the dark in the fog with a vampire armed only with a torch and some silly string.
Daisy and the trouble with zoos, Kes Gray
When Daisy's mother takes Daisy and her friends to the zoo for a special birthday treat, she has no idea of the trouble that will result.
Double Daisy, Kes Gray
Jack Beechwhistle: Attack of the giant slugs, Kes Gray
Don't panic, but you're in danger. The Attack of the Giant Slugs. And they're on their way to Jack's school - right in the middle of maths!
A winter double Daisy, Kes Gray
You do!, Kes Gray
Daisy's mum tells her:'Don't pick your nose!''You do!' says Daisy, pointing out the time mum was picking her nose on the way to Gran's. And each time Mum tries to reprimand Daisy for a bad habit, Daisy has an example of when Mum did it, too. If you liked Eat Your Peas and Really, Really, you will love this book!
Her fear, Shelley Shepard Gray
EMT Noah Freeman falls for Sadie Detweiler, a young woman sent to live with relatives she barely knows, when his boss sends him to search for clues in an Amish community where people are dying similar, suspicious deaths.
Learn Spanish: How To Learn Spanish Fast In Just 168 Hours (7 Days), Scott Green
This book is a crash course in learning Spanish. Spanish is a language that is considered easy to learn, and this book will teach the basics of the Spanish language in 7 days. The reader will first discover why we should learn Spanish. He will also learn about the Spanish alphabet and proper pronunciation, Spanish grammar rules, and basic conversational phrases in different scenarios.
The impossible lives of Greta Wells, Andrew Sean Greer
The path of minor planets, Andrew Sean Greer
In 1965, on a small island in the South Pacific, a group of astronomers gather to witness the passing of a comet, but when a young boy dies during a meteor shower, the lives of the scientists and their loved ones change in subtle yet profound ways. Denise struggles for respect in her professional life, married Eli becomes increasingly attracted to Denise and her quixotic mind, and young Lydia attempts to escape the scientists' long-casting shadows. Andrew Sean Greer's remarkable and sweeping first novel is an exploration of chances taken and lost, of love found and broken, and of time's subtle gravitational pull on the lives of everyday and extraordinary people.
In search of Schröinger's cat: quantum physics and reality, John Gribbin
Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step by step into an even more bizarre and fascinating place, requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, super conductors and life itself. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrödinger's Cat - a search for quantum reality - as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today - quantum physics.
The inkeeper's daughter, Michelle Griep
Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the king–and he's a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue… until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm. All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds? If she doesn't come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse–where she'll be separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother. Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission–finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown–must come first, or they could all end up dead.
The axe and the tree: how bloody persecution sowed the seeds of new life in Zimbabwe, Stephen Griffiths
A powerful account of British missionaries, Peter and Brenda Griffiths, who played a critical role in the development of the Elim church in the aftermath of the Vumba massacre. Peter and Brenda Griffiths, Steve's parents and their team had set up a superb secondary school, only for guerrillas to slaughter almost all the staff. After the funerals of those that had been killed Peter maintained that forgiveness for those who had attacked was the Christian thing to do. Despite the question of forgiveness becoming a very controversial issue in Zimbabwe. Sadly Peter dies prematurely of a brain tumour and Brenda is repeatedly robbed and ultimately flees the country in her 70s, leaving behind the ruins of all she sought to accomplish. Yet this is not the end of the story. Many students she and Peter taught have kept their faith, though scattered across the country, and many are now in positions of leadership and influence. The secondary school is now twice the size it was before the massacre, and the strong Christian church in Zimbabwe today continues to honour Peter and Brenda's courage and sacrifice.
Into the white, Agnieszka Grochowska
Together, they have taken on the greatest march ever made and come very near to great success; never giving up, and never giving up on each other. This is the story of Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica and the memorable characters, who with a band of shaggy ponies and savage dogs, follow a man they trust into the unknown. Battling storms at sea, impenetrable pack ice, man-eating whales, crevasses, blizzards, bad food, extreme temperatures, and equal measures of hunger, agony and snow blindness, the team pushes on against all odds. But will the weather hold? Will their rations be adequate? How will they know when they get there? And who invited the Norwegians? Into the White will leave you on the edge of your seat, hoping against hope that Scott and his men might survive their Antarctic ordeal to tell the tale.
I saw a strange land, Arthur Groom
While living in Central Australia Arthur Groom fell under the spell of our harsh and fascinating country, captivated by its limitless distances and unbelievable colour. Hermannsburg, the home of artist Albert Namatjira and of other well-known painters, became Groom's headquarters, and from there he made numerous expeditions into wilder and more inaccessible regions. Travelling on foot with an Indigenous guide and a team of camels, Groom explored the Macdonnell and Krichauff ranges, the desert country past the salty Lake Amadeus, Uluru and the Olgas. Based on the notes and photographs he took.
Bolivia, Michael Grosberg
From the snowcapped Andes to the steamy Amazon, and from salt-crusted, flamingo-painted deserts to lush Yungas valleys, plunge by parachute, motorboat, bicycle or crampon into South America's most diverse and affordable country. Tour the world's largest salt flat, walk in the path of the Inca or search for magic potions in La Paz markets; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Bolivia and begin your journey now! Lonely Planet Bolivia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
Dr. Gundry's diet evolution: turn off the genes that are killing you-and your waistline-and drop the weight for good, Steven R Gundry
Does losing weight and staying healthy feel like a battle' Well, it's really a war. Your enemies are your own genes, backed by millions of years of evolution, and the only way to win is to outsmart them. Dr. Steven Gundry explains what your body is "thinking" and tells you why, surprisingly, your genes actually "want" you to be fat; even sick. Eating many so-called healthy foods gives your body the wrong messages and may activate what Dr. Gundry calls "killer genes," whose purpose is to get rid of you. Now, with his revolutionary ideas, which enabled him to easily lose 70 pounds, you can reprogram your body for the health, life, looks, and longevity you desire! And this is a diet that works equally well for women and men, no matter what their age.
Burning Meredith, Elizabeth Gunn
A huge mountain fire leaves destruction - and death - in its wake. But are the charred remains of a male body really the result of a natural disaster, or murder? The Meredith Mountain fire starts on Labour Day weekend and rages for days - an awesome sight, leaving a trail of havoc and destruction in its wake. Alice Adams edits the Clark's Fort Guardian newspaper, ably assisted by her nephew, Stuart Campbell, and the two cover the blaze for the paper, vowing the local community with their stunning photographs and features. When the fire is finally contained and the mop-up crew discover a burned male body under a fallen log, Alice and Stuart investigate. It seems he died in the fire, but with no ID and nobody knowing anything about the body, they soon face a daunting task - and some disturbing revelations. Can they unravel the truth?
Caroline's bikini, Kirsty Gunn
'Alright' I said,'I'll try…' This is how Emily Stuart opens her intricate tale of a classic love affair that becomes Caroline's Bikini: a swirling cocktail of infatuation, obsession, and imagination. The moment that Emily's friend Evan Gordonstone - a successful middle-aged financier - meets Caroline Beresford - a glamorous former horsewoman, and now housewife, hostess, and landlady - there is a'PING!' At least, that's how Evan describes it to Emily when he persuades her to record his story: the story of falling into unrequited love, which is as old as Western literature itself. Thus begins a hypnotic series of conversations set against the beguiling backdrop of West London's bars, fuelled in intensity by endless G&Ts and Q&As. From the depths of mid-winter to July's hot swelter, Emily's narration of Evan's passion for Caroline will take him to the brink of his own destruction. Written in a voice so playful, so charismatic, and so thoughtfully aware of the responsibilities of fiction it can only be by Kirsty Gunn, Caroline's Bikini is a swooning portrait of courtly love - in a modern world not celebrated for its restraint and abstraction. Ready. Steady. Go!
The party, Lisa Hall
It was just a party. But it turned into a nightmare. When Rachel wakes up in a strange room, the morning after a neighbour's party, she has no memory of what happened the night before. Why did her husband leave her alone at the party? Did they row? Why are Rachel's arms so bruised? And why are her neighbours and friends so vague about what really happened? Little by little, Rachel pieces together the devastating events that took place in a friend's house, at a party where she should have been safe. Everyone remembers what happened that night differently, and everyone has something to hide. But someone knows the truth about what happened to Rachel. And she's determined to find them. The Party is the gripping new novel from bestseller Lisa Hall.
Scrublands., Chris Hammer
Set in a fictional Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought, Scrublands is one of the most powerful, compelling and original crime novels to be written in Australia.
Closed casket: the new Hercule Poirot mystery, Sophie Hannah
Hercule Poirot returns in another brilliant murder mystery that can only be solved by the eponymous Belgian detective and his'little grey cells'.'What I intend to say to you will come as a shock …' Lady Athelinda Playford has planned a house party at her mansion in Clonakilty, County Cork, but it is no ordinary gathering. As guests arrive, Lady Playford summons her lawyer to make an urgent change to her will - one she intends to announce at dinner that night. She has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her fortune to someone who has only weeks to live … Among Lady Playford's guests are two men she has never met - the famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited … until Poirot starts to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murderer to strike. But why does she seem so determined to provoke, in the presence of a possible killer? When the crime is committed in spite of Poirot's best efforts to stop it, and the victim is not who he expected it to be, will he be able to find the culprit and solve the mystery?
Resilient: 12 tools for transforming everyday experiences into lasting happiness, Rick Hanson
An Italian holiday, Maeve Haran
Springtime in glorious Southern Italy can go to your head. Especially if you are escaping an overbearing husband, the embarrassingly public loss of your company, an interfering mother who still tries to run your life or the pain of a husband's affair with a girl young enough to be his daughter. As the Italian sun ripens the lemons in the groves that tumble down the hillsides and the Mediterranean dazzles beneath them, assertive Angela, extrovert Sylvie, unconfident Claire and mousy Monica find burgeoning friendship and begin to blossom in quite unexpected ways. Packed with memorable characters - from the acid-tongued Grand Old Man of Modern Art who lives next door - to the aspiring gigolo who thinks nothing of a forty year age gap, Maeve Haran's new novel is a witty and entertaining reminder of why going a little mad in the sun can sometimes be exactly what you need.
The Shanghai wife, Emma Harcourt
Forbidden friendship, political conspiracy and incendiary passion draw Australian woman Annie Brand deep into the glamour and turmoil of 1920s Shanghai. Leaving behind the loneliness and trauma of her past in country Australia, Annie Brand arrives to the political upheaval and glittering international society of Shanghai in the 1920s. Journeying up the Yangtze with her new husband, the ship's captain, Annie revels in the sense of adventure but when her husband sends her back to Shanghai, her freedom is quickly curtailed. Against her will, Annie finds herself living alone in the International Settlement, increasingly suffocated by the judgemental Club ladies and their exclusive social scene: one even more restrictive than that she came from. Sick of salacious gossip and foreign condescension, and desperate to shake off the restrictions of her position in the world, Annie is slowly drawn into the bustling life and otherness of the real Shanghai, and begins to see the world from the perspective of the local people, including the servants who work at her husband's Club. But this world is far more complex and dangerous than the curious Annie understands and, unknowingly, she becomes caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy as well as a passionate forbidden love affair she could not have predicted: one with far-reaching consequences.
Gnomon, Nick Harkaway
In the world of Gnomon, citizens are ceaselessly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency". When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, is assigned to the case. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, she finds a panorama of characters and events that Hunter gave life to in order to forestall the investigation: a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game. In the static between these mysterious visions, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter and, alarmingly, of herself, the staggering consequences of which will reverberate throughout the world. Gnomon is a dazzling, panoramic achievement from one of the most original voices in contemporary fiction.
Unequally divided, Jane E Harper
Unequally Divided takes place during the late 1960s when the nation is split over the Vietnam War, civil rights issues, and political turmoil. Jorden Marshall, a young school teacher, from Columbus, Georgia is fighting to define her own beliefs. She and Lt. Alex Whelan, her future husband, present a united front not to be broken by the terrible war he is fighting in. Certainly, not by the friendship of Lt. Matt Ulster. Jorden and Matt are slated for different directions: Matt to Vietnam and Jorden to marry Alex. They have a mutual understanding there will be no commitments between them. He calls himself her escort, not a date; therefore, no problem. But neither, Jorden or Matt, is prepared for their final hours together before they go separate ways. Jorden has lingering doubts. Still, she is determined to remain loyal to Alex; or is she?
Last ferry home, Kent A Harrington
Since his wife's death at sea, San Francisco Police Detective Michael O'Higgins has been paralyzed by grief and shame - unable to care for their teenaged daughter, who saw her mother swept away, and unable to deal with the daily requirements of his job. Almost a year after his wife's death, O'Higgins takes a ferry ride as part of his therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. On the boat, he meets a charming Indian family: successful young husband, two lovely daughters, and a kind, beautiful wife and mother. O'Higgins has no idea that he will meet this woman again on his first day back after bereavement leave, when he and his partner are called to a Nob Hill mansion to investigate a homicide. The victim is the handsome man O'Higgins met on the ferry, and his wife, Asha Chaundhry, is the obvious suspect. Asha Chaundhry becomes the center of O'Higgins' investigation. The victim's father, a prominent Indian politician and business tycoon, is anxious to keep his son's death out of the public eye, and to have the investigation resolved as quickly as possible. As O'Higgins digs into the Chaundhrys' business and political dealings, he becomes convinced of Asha's innocence, while her father-in-law seeks to isolate her from friends and defenders, even sending her children back to extended family in India. Increasingly desperate, Asha turns to O'Higgins for comfort, in a way that threatens both his recovery and his career.
Peaches for Monsieur le Curé, Joanne Harris
It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead. When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the village in which eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop. But returning to her old home, Vianne is completely unprepared for what she is to find there. Women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea and there, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church, a minaret. Nor is it only the incomers from North Africa that have brought big changes to the community. Father Reynaud, Vianne's erstwhile adversary, is now disgraced and under threat. Could it be that Vianne is the only one who can save him?
Blood sinister, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
When the body of Phoebe Agnew, radical left-wing journalist, champion of the underdog, and prominent critic of the police force, is discovered, Inspector Bill Slider must put aside any personal feelings for the victim and find her killer. One of the first clues Slider finds is that on the day of her death the horribly undomesticated Agnew cooked an elaborate meal for someone. Was it her old friend and reputed lover, Josh Prentiss? Slider tries to pursue that angle, but since Prentiss is a Government advisor, the pressure is on Slider to look elsewhere. There are plenty anomalies for him to chase: unidentified fingerprints, the object used to strangle Agnew is missing, alibis offered where none are required, the downstairs tenant lying about his whereabouts, and papers missing from Agnew's file. As Slider struggles to untangle the web of lies and hidden relationships, his task is made harder by the strange behaviour of his friend and colleague, Atherton, who seems to be on the verge of a breakdown. Tightly plotted and full of fascinating characters, Slider searches to find the key to Agnew's chillingly lonely life, but will he find it in time to prevent further tragedy?
Dear departed., Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
It's Detective Inspector Bill Slider's day off and he had hoped to have some quiet time with Joanna, his pregnant fiancee. But a woman's body is found in the park and he finds himself back to work sooner than he expected. At first glance, it looks as though the woman is the latest victim of the Park Killer. But it doesn't take Slider and his partner Atherton long to establish that someone else was trying to pass the killing off as the handiwork of the notorious serial killer. This murder doesn't fit the pattern; this one was personal. The woman's modest income and outlandish lifestyle don't match up. Turning to the two most popular motives–-money and passion–-Slider and his team turn up some puzzling anomalies in her life, not the least of which is the number of men she took as lovers and the tangled relationships of her family
The treacherous heart., Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
First published as Never Love a Stranger, and originally under a pseudonym, this is a new edition with a new introduction from the author. Anne Symons is content living with her widowed father in a sleepy Dorset town. She has a good job in a solicitor's office and a kind, reliable, good-looking boyfriend Joe. But when enigmatic, sophisticated Michael Conrad appears on the scene, she suddenly feels something was missing from her life. But should she really risk a safe future with loyal, adoring Joe for the dangerous allure and excitement of this fascinating stranger?
The upside to being single, Emma Hart
There are many upsides to being single. Your new boss knowing what your boobs look like? Not one of them.
Body and soul, John Harvey
The heavy manacles around the girl's wrists, perhaps not surprisingly, looked very much like the ones that had been found on the studio floor. For a moment, she had a vision of the chain to which they were attached being swung through the air, taking on force and speed before striking home. Then swung again. When his estranged daughter Katherine appears on his doorstep, ex-Detective Frank Elder knows that something is wrong. Katherine has long been troubled, and Elder has always felt powerless to help her. But now Katherine has begun to self-destruct. The breakdown of her affair with a controversial artist has sent her into a tailspin which culminates in murder. And as Elder struggles to protect his daughter and prove her innocence, the terrors of the past threaten them both once more.
Do no harm, Lucy V Hay
Till death do us part… After leaving her marriage to jealous, possessive oncologist Maxwell, Lily and her six-year-old son have a second chance at happiness with head-teacher Sebastian. Kind but vulnerable, Sebastian is the polar opposite of Maxwell, and the perfect match for Lily. After a whirlwind romance, they marry, and that's when things start to go wrong… Maxwell returns to the scene, determined to win back his family, and events soon spiral out of control. Lily and Sebastian find themselves not only fighting for their relationship, but also their lives.
Paper ghosts, Julia Heaberlin
Luther and Katharina: a novel of love and rebellion, Jody Hedlund
She was a nun of noble birth. He was a heretic, a reformer, and an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire. In the 16th century, nun Katharina von Bora's fate fell no further than the Abbey. Until she read the writings of Martin Luther. His sweeping Catholic church reformation'condemning a cloistered life and promoting the goodness of marriage' awakened her desire for everything she'd been forbidden. Including Martin Luther himself. Despite the fact that the attraction and tension between them is undeniable, Luther holds fast to his convictions and remains isolated, refusing to risk anyone's life but his own. And Katharina longs for love, but is strong-willed. She clings proudly to her class distinction, pining for nobility over the heart of a reformer. They couldn't be more different. But as the world comes tumbling down around them, and with Luther's threatened life a constant strain, these unlikely allies forge an unexpected bond of understanding, support and love. Together, they will alter the religious landscape forever.
False pride, Veronica Heley
A brown leather briefcase containing priceless family jewels brings chaos and carnage to Bea's ordered life in the latest lively Abbot Agency mystery. Looking forward to a peaceful weekend, Bea Abbot's plans are disrupted by the unexpected arrival of one of her clients, bearing a brown leather briefcase full of expensive jewellery. Magda Summerleys has been working as a housekeeper for wealthy art expert Lucas Rycroft who, she says, entrusted her with the briefcase for safekeeping - and who seems to have disappeared without trace. Drawn into the tangled affairs of the dysfunctional Rycrofts, Bea soon discovers that other members of the family are determined to get their hands on the jewels - by whatever means necessary. Also caught up in the chaos is her ex-husband Piers, who had been commissioned to paint Lucas Rycroft's portrait. Then a body is discovered at Lucas's home . and events begin to spiral out of control.
Ignite, Nicole Helm
Lina McArthur has spent her life in Marietta, Montana, in the shadow of her doctor father. But now that she's finally broken free and moved away, she is determined to figure out who she is out of her scrubs. Then she meets the first man to ever tempt her to let him take them off… Dean "Ace" Clark has been on the run from a troubled and tragic past. When a work-related injury sends the smoke jumper to the hospital, his wounds are tended by the beautiful Dr. McArthur. Just one problem. He knows the McArthur name, and she's connected to the past he desperately wants to stay one step ahead of. Ace has never been afraid to jump into a dangerous situation, but falling for Lina might just be the biggest leap of courage he's ever faced.
All I have
, Nicole Helm
Mia Pruitt wishes Dell Wainwright would keep his shirt on. The Naked Farmer lures customers by stripping to his perfectly worn jeans while he and Mia sell vegetables from competing stands at the farmer's market. It's time for a showdown, and they're each in it to win. Yet when both farms end up in jeopardy, Mia and Dell suddenly find themselves on the same team. If their rivalry was hot, their attraction is steaming, but they can't seem to agree on a plan. If they could only learn to grow together, they might reap the best harvest of all.
The mother's promise, Sally Hepworth
All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter Zoe have been a family of two, living quietly in northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe's father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works–until it doesn't. Until Alice gets sick and needs to fight for her life. Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two women who are practically strangers, but who are her only hope: Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker. As the four of them come together, a chain of events is set into motion and all four of them must confront their sharpest fears and secrets–secrets about abandonment, abuse, estrangement, and the deepest longing for family. Imbued with heart and humour in even the darkest moments, The Mother's Promise is an unforgettable novel about the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters, and the new ways in which families are forged.
The things we keep, Sally Hepworth
Rosalind House might not be the first place you'd expect to find new love and renewal, but within the walls of this assisted living facility two women have their lives changed forever. Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease at only thirty-eight years of age, knows that her twin, Jack, has chosen Rosalind House because another young resident, Luke, lives there. As if, Anna muses, a little companionship will soften the unfairness of her fate. Eve Bennett also comes to Rosalind house reluctantly. Once a pampered, wealthy wife, she is now cooking and cleaning to make ends meet. Both women are facing futures they didn't expect. With only unreliable memories to guide them, they have no choice but to lean on and trust something more powerful. Something closer to the heart.
How to make it in the new music business: practical tips on building a loyal following and making a living as a musician, Ari Herstand
Last girl gone, J G Hetherton
Sometimes, the journey home is the most harrowing. And it's every parent's worst nightmare. Investigative journalist Laura Chambers is back in her tiny hometown of Hillsborough, North Carolina, the one place she swore never to return. Fired from the Boston Globe, her career in shambles, she reluctantly takes a job with the local paper. The work is simple, unimportant, and worst of all, boring-at least until a missing girl turns up dead, the body impeccably clean, dressed to be the picture of innocence. Years earlier, ten-year-old Patty Finch left home and never made it back. But for the people of Hillsborough, Patty was just the beginning. Child after child disappeared, a reign of terror the town desperately wants to forget. Now that terror has returned to seize another girl. And another. And another. This is the story Laura's been waiting for-her one last chance to get back onto the front page. She dives deeper into a case that runs colder by the second, only to discover the truth may be far closer to home than she could have ever imagined.
Stella's whole-food plant-based family cookbook, Ursula Hienz
Would you like to get off the processed food bandwagon? Are you seeking a more sustainable lifestyle or are you looking for more healthy recipes for your family? This book will show you and your family how to prepare delicious, nutritious and eco-friendly food. Stella, a guardian of the universe, leads the reader through the book. The book illustrates with more than 70 recipes the ease of preparing everyday whole-food plant-based dishes. It will provide you with a lot of additional information on the advantages of a plant-based nutrition, fun facts, interesting information and tips on how to tackle everyday "food challenges". It also includes highlighted recipes that children can simply make by themselves.
Keep you safe, Melissa Hill
For single mum Kate O'Hara, there was no decision to make. Her daughter Rosie is one of a small percentage of Irish children with a disorder that prevents her from being vaccinated against measles. All Kate can do is hope that herd immunity keeps the disease at bay, and her little girl safe. For Madeleine Harrington, it was a leap of faith she wasn't prepared to take. Which is why she and her husband decline controversial measles jabs for their daughter Clara. All she can do is pray that it's the right decision and if her little girl becomes sick, she gets through it unscathed. The two girls have just started primary school in the same class. And when one day, tell-tale red spots appear on Clara Harrington's chest, and Rosie's a few days after, both mums fear the worst… how can this be happening when all they wanted was to keep their children safe?
The Cambridge plot, Suzette A Hill
Rosy Gilchrist and her hesitant sidekicks, Felix Smythe and Professor Cedric Dillworthy, are visiting Cambridge: Rosy to attend a Newnham reunion, and Felix and Cedric to attend preparations for the unveiling of a statue of the latter's old tutor. But plans for the statue are far from set in stone, and the meddling Gloria Biggs-Boothby is determined to see it created by another artist. It's inconvenient, then, when he turns up dead. As Rosy and her associates become increasingly embroiled in events, they face a number of teasing questions: is the deaf and frail Emeritus Prof., Aldous Phipps, quite as benign as he seems? Is the Bursar a secret misogynist with a rooted aversion to large women (e. g. to Gloria)? And who is the unwitting husband that Dr John Smithers is so busy cuckolding?
Gilded ashes: a cruel beauty novella, Rosamund Hodge
Maia doesn't see the point of love when it only brings people pain: her dead mother haunts anyone who hurts Maia, and her stepsisters are desperate for their mother's approval, even though she despises them. Meanwhile, Anax, heir to the Duke of Sardis, doesn't believe in love either–not since he discovered that his childhood sweetheart was only using him for his noble title. But when Maia's and Anax's paths cross before the royal ball, they discover that love might not be the curse they once thought. And it might even be the one thing that can save them both.
The Daniel dilemma: how to stand firm and love well in a culture of compromise, Chris Hodges
We have real hope we're called to share. But how we share it makes a difference. Christians today face a dilemma: in a world that seems to reject everything we believe, how do we walk closely with God without caving to pressure or alienating those we hope to reach? In this eye-opening new book, Chris Hodges provides a solution by examining the life of the prophet Daniel, who persevered in a corrupt culture that closely resembles our own–and emerged as an influential force in God's redemptive plan. Full of scripture and seasoned with Hodges' candid personal insights, The Daniel Dilemma shows us that we can hold firmly to biblical beliefs without becoming obnoxious, insulting, or mad. We can stand strong while loving others well. Because standing for truth isn't about winning the argument; it's about winning hearts. And when we learn the secret of connecting before correcting, we discover that we can respond to today's hard questions without compromising grace or truth. With fresh insights and practical ideas, Hodges encourages Christians struggling with our cultural reality to hold God's standards high and his grace deep–just as Jesus did, and just as his followers today are called to do.
Going south, Colin Hogg
A road trip about memory, mateship and mortality. It was late afternoon and a few of us were sitting about in the sun having a drink on my birthday when the friend I've known the longest sat down opposite and looked at me like he was going to say something serious. He was, and he got straight to it. He had health issues, he said, in a tone that put the issues word in ironic quotes. He'd been to see his doctor the previous day. He had maybe a year, he said. Maybe a bit more. I was so shocked by what he told me that, after an initial gasp, I said the only thing that seemed to make any sense to me in the circumstances. We should go away for a road trip, I blurted out. He nodded as if he knew I was going to say that. Back south, he said. Yeah, I said back to him. South meant Southland, where our story started, 46 years earlier. And that was the end of that conversation. Within weeks the trip was all booked and ready to roll. I felt nervous. A road trip about memory, mateship and mortality, into the heartland of a New Zealand that still exists and still surprises.
The single mums' mansion, Janet Hoggarth
Amanda Wilkie unexpectedly finds herself alone with three children under five in a rambling Victorian house in London, after her husband walks leaves them claiming he's just'lost the love', like one might carelessly lose a glove. A few months later, Amanda's heavily pregnant friend, Ali, crashes into her kitchen announcing her partner is also about to abscond. Once Ali's baby Grace is born, Amanda encourages them to move in. When Jacqui, a long-lost friend and fellow single mum, starts dropping by daily, the household is complete. Getting divorced is no walk in the park, but the three friends refuse to be defined by it. And, as they slowly emerge out of the wreckage like a trio of sequin-clad Gloria Gaynors singing'I Will Survive', they realise that anything is possible. Even loving again…
The ghost who loved diamonds, Bobbi Ann Johnson Holmes
South Riding: an English landscape, Winifred Holtby
After the death of her fiancé, an ambitious young woman returns home to a depressed, post-World War I Yorkshire village to become headmistress of the local girls' school.
All your perfects: a novel, Colleen Hoover
Quinn and Graham's perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.
The dire Earth: prelude to The Darwin elevator, Jason M Hough
The world of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complex and satisfying. Skyler, Tania, and all the other characters are delightfully drawn and fun to spend time with… . The story unfolds with just – a sure contender for science fiction debut of the year.
Escape velocity, Jason M Hough
Out of the frying pan and into the fire, Captains Skyler Luiken and Gloria Tsandi (and their respective crews) have smashed through the deadly Swarm Blockade, but now find themselves scattered around the planet Carthage and the space stations that she holds in her orbit. Their mission is now twofold: destroy the military compounds of the nefarious alien overlords and find a way back home to Earth. Standing in their way are a race of horrifying aliens aided by incredible weapons and technology. Low on supplies and with intermittent communication, the surviving humans must rely on all of their cunning, strength, and plain old good luck to turn the tables and overcome their foes.
Injection burn, Jason M Hough
Rescue operation–or suicide mission? Skyler Luiken and his ragtag crew of scavengers, scientists, and brawlers have a new mission: a long journey to a distant planet where a race of benevolent aliens are held captive behind a cloud of destructive ships known as the Swarm Blockade. No human ships have ever made it past this impenetrable wall, and Skyler knows not what to anticipate when they reach their destination. Safe to say that the last thing he expects to find there is a second human ship led by the tough-as-nails Captain Gloria Tsandi. These two crews–and their respective captains–initially clash, but they will have to learn to work together when their mutual foe closes in around them and begins the outright destruction of their vessels–along with any hope of a return to Earth.
The plague forge, Jason M Hough
The hunt is on for the mysterious keys left by the alien Builders. While Skyler's team of immune scavengers scatters around the disease-ravaged globe in search of the artifacts, Skyler himself finds much more than he expected in the African desert, where he stumbles upon surprising Builder relics– and thousands of bloodthirsty subhumans. From the slums and fortresses of Darwin to the jungles of Brazil and beyond, Skyler and company are in for a wild ride, jam-packed with daunting challenges, run-and-gun adventure, and unexpected betrayals– all in a race against time to finally answer the great questions that have plagued humanity for decades: Who are the Builders, and what do they want with Earth?
The goose road, Rowena House
France 1916. Angélique Lacroix is haymaking when the postman delivers the news: her father is dead, killed on a distant battlefield. She makes herself a promise: the farm will remain exactly the same until her beloved older brother comes home from the Front. I think of it like a magical spell. If I can stop time, if nothing ever changes, then maybe he won't change either. But a storm ruins the harvest, her mother falls ill and then the requisition appears. In a last-ditch attempt to save the farm from bankruptcy, Angélique embarks on a journey across France with her brother's flock of magnificent Toulouse geese.
Highland devil, Hannah Howell
Determined to reclaim her lands from her ruthless cousins by any means necessary, Mora Ogilvy finds her plans thwarted by her attraction to Sir Gybbon Murray, a handsome knight who has come to her aid and refuses to leave her side.
The Islamist: why I joined radical Islam in Britain, what I saw inside and why I left, Ed Husain
The true story of one man's journey to Islamic fundamentalism and back. Raised in a devout but quiet Muslim community in London, at sixteen Ed Husain was presented with an intriguing political interpretation of Islam known as fundamentalism. Lured by these ideas, he committed his life to them. Five years later, he rejected extremism and tried to return to a normal life. But soon he realized that Islamic fundamentalists pose a threat that most people - Muslim and non- Muslim alike - simply don't understand. Based on first-hand experiences and written with pervasive clarity, The Islamist delivers a rare inside glimpse of the devious methods used to recruit new members, and offers profound insight into the appeal fundamentalism has for young Muslims in the Western world.
Bloodline, Conn 1971- Iggulden
Winter 1461. Richard Duke of York is dead, his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of the city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian Queen rides south with an army of victorious northerners, accompanied by painted warriors from the Scottish Highlands. With the death of York, Margaret and her army seem unstoppable. Yet in killing the father, Margaret has unleashed the sons. Edward of March, now Duke of York, proclaims himself England's rightful king. Factions form and tear apart as snow falls. Through blood and treason, through broken men and vengeful women, brother shall confront brother, king shall face king. Two men can always claim a crown. Only one can keep it.
Reckless endangerment: a Brock and Poole police procedural, Graham Ison
At near midnight on a sweltering hot July Saturday, Detective Chief Inspector Brock is called to a murder in a house at West Drayton, close to Heathrow Airport. The murder victim is Clifford Gregory, the accountant husband of attractive air stewardess Sharon Gregory. Sharon's account of the break-in that resulted in her husband's murder does not ring true, however, and when Brock and his assistant Detective Sergeant Dave Poole seek to interview Sharon a second time, they find that she has disappeared. Brock and Poole soon find themselves caught up in a complex investigation where nothing is as it seems and the more they discover about the case, the less they really know.
Evacuation, Raphaël Jérusalmy
Naor, a young filmmaker, is driving with his mother. He tells her about being in Tel Aviv after a recent evacuation. Everyone else has fled, except for Naor and Yaël, his artist girlfriend, and Saba, his grandfather, who is a writer. The occasional missile explodes nearby. But Saba refuses to leave the place he loves. And Yaël has her own secret aspirations. In defiance of the war, they scavenge an existence and explore the mysteries of their beloved city–until the unthinkable happens. In Evacuation, a novel of suspense, a profound tale about our choices under pressure, about love, for each other and for a place, about death, and about finding a way to peace, Raphaël Jerusalmy is at the height of his powers. When everything was ready, Yaël went over and leaned against the roof railing. Saba practised saying his lines about ten times. But, there you go, that night there was no air-raid. Yaël and Saba asked me to film anyway. They were cross when I said no. I had to explain to them that, in the absence of any bombing, there was not enough light.
South Beach Diet beginner's guide and cookbook: the foolproof diet plan to finally lose weight fast that can't and won't fail, Dexter Jackson
This book will provide you with everything that you need to know about the South Beach diet. Not only will you learn about what the South Beach diet is and how it works, you'll also be provided with information about the many benefits of being on the South Beach diet. Probably the most important piece of this book is that it will also provide you with recipes that you can follow while you're on the South Beach diet. If you're ready to start bettering yourself, your body and your mind in multiple ways, then you need to start learning about the South Beach diet as soon as possible! It's that simple. Imagine a life where you love your body. You feel confident and happy because your body's image is one less aspect of life about which you have to worry. Instead of thinking about how you're perceived by others physically, you'll be able to relax and enjoy more of what life has to offer. What's more, when you eat in a conscious and healthy manner, you're able to feel physically younger, fresh, and live life with more vitality. If you're currently suffering from obesity, wouldn't it be great to be able to do more with your children and loved ones? The only thing that is standing in your way is the size of your waist. If you can rectify the problems that you're having with your body and self-image, why wouldn't you? When you learn about the South Beach diet and what it can offer your life, you're opening up an entirely new world of possibilities for yourself as well as the health of your future. After you've finished reading this book, you will have learned the following: What the South Beach Diet is and how to get started on it; Why the South Beach Diet is for you and how it differs from other types of diets that are on the market; Breakfast recipes that will take your diet to the next level; Lunch recipes that are easy to make when you're on your way to work in a hurry; Dinner, dessert, and snack recipes that will keep you on track with the South Beach diet.
Just an ordinary day, Shirley Jackson
Fifty-odd stories, half of them never published before. The new lot includes a story on a girl who gets the devil to sell her his soul. Jackson (1916-1965) wrote The Haunting of Hill House.
Moving on, Anna Jacobs
Molly Peel feels trapped by her family: her ex-husband Craig cannot seem to abandon his controlling ways despite abandoning her for a younger woman, her lazy son Brian has long been taking advantage of her generosity, and her selfish daughter Rachel is embarrassed by her. When she is blamed for ruining Rachel's wedding in circumstances beyond her control, Molly decides enough is enough and makes a clean break to Wiltshire to begin a new life. However, the persistent interference of her ex presents difficulties. Can Molly find the courage to stand up for herself and finally move on?
Sweet days of discipline, Fleur Jaeggy
The bastard, John Jakes
One man's quest for his destiny leads him to the New World and into the heart of the American Revolution. Meet Phillipe Charboneau, the illegitimate son and unrecognized heir of the Duke of Kentland. Upon the Duke's death, Phillipe is denied his birthright and left to build a life of his own. Seeking all that the New World promises, he leaves London for America, shedding his past and preparing for the future by changing his name to Philip Kent. He arrives at the brink of the American Revolution, which tests his allegiances in ways he never imagined. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author's personal collection.
The last beginning, Lauren James
Sixteen years ago, after a scandal that rocked the world, teenagers Katherine and Matthew vanished without a trace. Now Clove Sutcliffe is determined to find her long lost relatives… But where do you start looking for a couple who seem to have been reincarnated at every key moment in history? Who were Kate and Matt? Why were they born again and again? And who is the mysterious Ella, who keeps appearing at every turn in Clove's investigation? For Clove, there is a mystery to solve in the past and a love to find in the future, and failure could cost the world everything.
An unquiet mind, Kay R Jamison
Dr Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive illness. She has also experienced it first-hand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, she was affected by the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients. An Unquiet Mind is a memoir of enormous candour, courage, wit and wisdom, which examines manic depression from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and its cruel allure. First published fifteen years ago, it remains the definitive book on manic depression.
The sapphire widow, Dinah Jefferies
Feel the fear and do it anyway, Susan J Jeffers
– will help you triumph over your fears and move forward with your life.
Baby, Annaleese Jochems
Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen when her bootcamp instructor, the striking Anahera, suggests they run away together. With stolen money and a dog in tow they buy'Baby', an old boat docked in the Bay of Islands, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of love. But there's an intruder waiting to upset Cynthia's plans and when a trip to an island utopia goes horribly wrong, a rot sets in on their relationship.
Truly devious, Maureen Johnson
When Stevie Bell, an amateur detective, begins her first year at a famous private school in Vermont, she sets a plan to solve the cold case involving the kidnapping of the founder's wife and daughter shortly after the school opened.
The unexpected gift of Joseph Bridgeman: a time travel adventure, Nick Jones
Joseph Bridgeman - a reclusive insomniac with a weakness for'The Beatles' on vinyl - accidentally discovers he can time travel. With the help of Vinny, a local record shop owner, an old school friend and Alexia Finch (his hypo-time-travel guru) Joe sets out to change the course of his life. He needs to get back to 1992, the year his world fell apart, the year his sister, went missing. The only problem (apart from his clothes disappearing) is that the further back he goes the less time he gets to stay there. Can Joe master his new-found gift before time catches up with him?
Never greener, Ruth Jones
The past has a habit of tracking us down. And tripping us up. When Kate was twenty-two, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she'd never get over it. Seventeen years later, life has moved on - Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah. Meanwhile Callum and his wife Belinda are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up. The past, it would seem, is well and truly behind them all. But then Kate meets Callum again. And they are faced with a choice: to walk away from each other … or to risk finding out what might have been. Second chances are a rare gift in life. But that doesn't mean they should always be taken.
Pocket Singapore, Ria de Jong
Lonely Planet Pocket Singapore is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Try the local grub at one of the many hawker centres, join in the national sport and go shopping at Orchard Road, or have breakfast with orang-utans at the Singapore Zoo; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Singapore and begin your journey now!
Singapore, Ria de Jong
Provides travel information about Singapore, including cultural attractions, dining, nightlife, shopping, and lodging.
The duke buys a bride, Sophie Jordan
The last thing Marcus, the Duke of Autenberry, expects to see after sleeping off a night's drunken shenanigans is a woman being auctioned in the village square. Before he can think about the ramifications, he buys her, thinking he's winning the girl her freedom. Instead, he discovers he's bought a wife. Alyse Bell is almost rid of the shackles that bound her in a name-only marriage, but the day her friend promised to purchase her in a wife auction, he vanishes, leaving her to face a mob of unsavory bachelors intent on owning her body and soul. But the appearance of a wicked, wealthy stranger changes her path forever. Marcus doesn't know what to do with the impertinent chit who clearly isn't duchess material! Insisting their marriage isn't legitimate, they leave for his estate in Scotland, hoping to devise a plan to get rid of each other. However, on a journey fraught with misadventure, their attraction grows and Marcus realizes he'll do anything to keep this fiery woman for his own.
Silver Bay box set, Amelia Judd
A Venture of the Heart (Book 1): Intent on remaining professional, sensible banker Sage Somerset travels to Costa Rica to evaluate a loan request made by the only man ever capable of pushing her past the point of reason, Paxton Bennett. Will Pax and Sage continue to fight their troublesome chemistry? Or will they finally take a chance on the biggest venture of all - each other? Crashing Together (Book 2): Determined to hide a fear too embarrassing to admit, recently-evicted Kat Bennett accepts an impromptu offer to crash with her brother's best friend and player extraordinaire, Logan McCabe. When spitfire Kat proposes a no-strings-attached summer fling only to find out Logan has given his word to keep things platonic, she decides to convince Logan some promises are meant to be broken. Lucky in Love (Book 3): To avoid pending public humiliation, single-mom Claire Bennett resorts to faking a relationship with retired soccer star Ethan DuBois. Though unable to deny her attraction to her new faux beau, Claire';s confident her plan will work as long as she resists getting pulled into another ill-fated, whirlwind romance. But the game heats up when Ethan decides he wants Claire as his partner for more than a short-term pretense. Will the clock run out before he convinces Claire that life is always better when you're part of a team?
He kupu tuku iho: ko te reo Māori te tatau ki te ao, T S Kāretu
Written entirely in te reo Māori, two of Aotearoa New Zealand's pre-eminent kaumatua look into key aspects of Māori language and culture. Sir Timoti Karetu and Dr Wharehuia Milroy are widely recognised as two of New Zealand's leading teachers and scholars of Māori language and culture. They both taught at The University of Waikato from the 1970s and pursued an innovative approach by teaching language courses in te reo Māori, with tikanga courses taught in Māori and English. Te Wharehuia and Timoti were pioneers in this area, forging a model for teaching Māori which is now followed by many other tertiary institutions. This is a book of chapters on key aspects of Māori language and culture. The authors discuss key cultural concepts (including mana, tapu, wairua, whakapapa, ritual, farewell speeches and Māori humour) as well as language and cultural issues of the modern world. The language used is an exemplar for learners and speakers of te reo Māori. With assistance from a team at Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute, who transcribed and edited structured conversations between these two kaumatua, this book preserves the voices and ideas of these two renowned scholars for present and future generations.
Winning hard, Lisa B Kamps
Taylor LeBlanc has hockey in her blood and the trophies and medals to prove it. Her dreams of playing pro come to an end when the only place for her to go is the newly-formed not-really-pro women's team, the Chesapeake Blades. It's not quite what she had in mind, but it's a start - except half the team is convinced she's receiving special treatment because her step-dad used to be the head coach for the Baltimore Banners and the team's PR Director wants to use her in his marketing campaign. To make matters worse, the PR Director is none other than her childhood nemesis, Chuckie-the-fart–who happens to be all grown-up and too gorgeous for his own good. Charles Dawson never had the drive or the heart to follow hockey out of childhood. What he does have is ambition and passion - two things he needs in abundance to successfully market the brand-new women's hockey team to a less-than-enthusiastic demographic. He also needs patience - something that's in short supply when he's forced to deal with the one woman who has the uncanny ability to make him feel like the bumbling, uncoordinated, and socially awkward thirteen-year-old boy he used to be. Taylor isn't the mouthy little tomboy he remembers and sparks fly between the two, igniting an attraction that makes both of their lives unbearable when it becomes harder to ignore. Taylor and Charles both want to win, but at what cost? Are they willing to trample every obstacle in their way–especially when the biggest obstacle could be the one thing they both need more than any trophy or medal?
After the monsoon, Robert Karjel
A Swedish army lieutenant drops dead on a shooting range in the desert. Was it an unfortunate accident, or something more nefarious? Ernst Grip, an agent of the Swedish security police, is sent to the Horn of Africa to find out. Once he's on the ground, however, he quickly discovers he's on his own. No one wants him snooping around; especially not the US Embassy's CIA station. Which is no surprise, given that military transport planes are leaving from the base carrying untraceable pallets loaded with cash. What's more, Grip's investigation is complicated by another dangerous situation. Somali pirates have kidnapped a wealthy Swedish family during the adventure of a lifetime: a sailing trip from Sweden to the Great Barrier Reef. Why, Grip wonders, is no one back home willing to pay the ransom in order to save these innocent lives? Solving the mystery of the soldier's death isn't the end of Grip's involvement, it's a tipping point that leads him deep into a web of intrigue, greed, and dark dealings ensnaring both allies and enemies; and a world where no one can be trusted.
A plant-based life: your complete guide to great food, radiant health, boundless energy, and a better body, Micaela Cook Karlsen
More people than ever are eating a whole-food, plant-based diet. Studies show that it is better for our bodies and better for the planet-but it isn't always easy. Let A Plant-Based Life be your guide. Whether you're taking your first steps on this path to wellness or recommitting yourself to success, author Micaela Cook Karlsen clearly maps the way. Her program enables you to set your own pace and stay the course-without relying on willpower.
The cowboy's twins, Debra Kastner
Rancher Jax McKenna's gotten used to being on his own. Then surprise twin babies–daughters he never knew existed–arrive on his doorstep, and his world goes topsy-turvy. Strong, silent Jax has a way with horses. Not little girls! So when Texas newcomer Faith Duggan steps up to help, he's overwhelmed with gratitude. Faith's following her dream of buying a mustang rescue sanctuary. And she needs Jax, too. But after a tragic accident changed his life forever, Jax isn't used to letting anyone in. Could Faith be the exception… and the partner he's always searched for?
As sure as the sun, Elle Keaton
The universe is trying to tell Sacha Bolic something. A fire escape collapses under him, he lands in crap, and a killer barely misses his target… all in the same few seconds. That's on top of a long list of mishaps and job dissatisfaction. Not one to ignore signals when they're shoved in his face, Sacha retires and uses his savings to buy an old building in Skagit, Washington. With a little help from DIY videos, he's going to bring it back to its former glory. And, yeah, it's a metaphor. If he makes one change, others will follow… . . Seth Culver avoids entanglements, romantic or otherwise. Who needs them? He's learned the hard way that people betray you or leave. Still, Seth finds people compelling. He kind of collects them, learning their secrets before letting them go their own way. His commitment to no commitments may have met its match in Sacha. Handsome and hot, Sacha seems to offer a permanence that scares Seth more than anything ever has. Seth will have to decide if he's going to grab life by the balls or keep watching from the sidelines. A box of inconsequential belongings hidden for decades in the old building hints at lives imagined but not lived, reminding them both there are no guarantees in love, or this thing called life.
No pressure, Elle Keaton
Home is where the heart is, right? Except when it's not. Not when you're afraid for your life. Joey James has given up on finding his'Prince Charming'. There is no such thing, he needs to be realistic about his chances of a lasting relationship. A chance encounter with a former school mate at the local grocery store changes everything - maybe. Before Joey can decide what to do about it, he is swept into a terrifying scheme. Forced into helping a dangerous stranger in exchange for his family's safety, Joey begins a perilous journey into the criminal underbelly of Skagit. He will do whatever is needed to protect his family. Buck Swanfeldt had a secret crush on Joey James in high school. Social anxiety and a two-year age difference made it impossible for him to approach Joey then. Life since high school has been challenging. And lonely. Eight years later, fate brings them together and Buck decides to act. He utterly fails. He would have left it at that, except fate seems to be intent on pushing Joey in his direction, and clearly Joey needs someone at his back. Dark, sordid secrets hiding in Skagit are bubbling to the surface, danger lurks in unexpected places. Buck has never been anyone's hero but something about Joey has him throwing caution to the wind. Together the two men take on a dangerous force greater than themselves. But sometimes our worst enemy is ourselves.
River home, Elle Keaton
If you don't know what you want, would you recognize it if you found it? Miguel Ramirez is the definition of pochos; a half-breed-white-washed Mexican-American who doesn't speak Spanish (also unapologetically bisexual). Three years ago he arrived in Skagit a broken man having barely managed to escape an abusive relationship. Slowly, he's rebuilt his life. He's tried hard to discard his deepest desires and be happy with what life has doled out. Family feels out of his grasp, no one really wants to keep a stray after all. Except, maybe, a red-haired stranger with a galaxy of freckles covering his face who seems to encompass everything Miguel's learned to avoid. Nate Richardson; focused, solid, reliable, career-minded, Federal Agent. No time for relationships outside of work. Then he runs into Miguel with his crazy green eyes, rakish smile and outrageous sense of humour. Nate starts thinking about Miguel as more than just another guy. Nate was sure he didn't care about sex and didn't believe in love - he'd never met Miguel Ramirez before. Things quickly heat up between Nate and Miguel. Crime is heating up in Skagit as well. Nate is sidelined when the case he is working on reaches a frustrating standstill. In the meantime, unnerving incidents transpire, some literally on Nate's doorstep. Will outside forces, or their own baggage, keep Miguel and Nate apart? What exactly is family, and can Miguel and Nate make one of their own?
Spring break, Elle Keaton
Sometimes a guy needs a break. Carroll Weir got one–but it wasn't what he expected. All he dreams of is escaping dreary, damp Skagit, WA, for a warmer climate. Instead, Federal Investigator Carroll Weir is assigned to a cross-agency case involving geoduck smugglers and a very dead Fish and Wildlife Detective. Sterling Bailey, the regular bartender at the Loft, likes to think of his customers and employees as family since he doesn't have one of his own. Exhausted and tense, Carroll Weir wanders in one night and one thing leads to another. All in a night's work, right? Who murdered Fish and Wildlife Detective Peter Krystaad? Does the killer have Weir in his sights? Things begin to heat up between them but Sterling and Weir will have to move past their personal history in order to change the course of their future. The spark burning between them is hot enough to scald unless they're careful somebody's going to get burned.
Storm season, Elle Keaton
They say you can't go home again, Adam Klay doesn't intend to until the death of his father, a famous artist, forces his return to Skagit, Washington. Cleaning up his father's chaotic life was never on Adam's bucket list. Worse, Adam finds himself inexplicably drawn to the elusive, terminally-clumsy, gorgeous, Micah Ryan. No way is he getting involved with someone from his hometown, he's always insisted the best view of Skagit was in his rearview mirror. Micah Ryan has been coasting on auto-pilot since his family was killed in a car accident a decade earlier. He runs a web business and has an irritable cat. He hardly leaves his house, unless it is for his afternoon espresso. His world tips upside down when Adam Klay rolls into town. For the first time in years, he feels alive. Unfortunately, Micah's return to the living has been noticed and is not appreciated. Someone has a secret. Someone is exploiting the vulnerable youth population in Skagit. Teenagers are disappearing, young women turning up dead, the dirty secrets of Skagit are surfacing.
Unforgivable, Elle Keaton
No one ever claimed it would be easy. Running away from his messy divorce did not bring Ira Fragale the peace he sought. If he's going to get his life together, he needs to pull up his big-boy pants and take care of business. He's been hiding out in Skagit, licking his wounds, for two years now. Keeping his head down, except for the trail of twinks he's left behind. Something's gotta give. Bartending at the Loft is easy, and Cameron McCulloch likes the friendships he's developed since his family rejected him, but he wants more. To get that, Cam needs to knock Ira off the pedestal he's placed him on. Ira's older, but that doesn't mean he has any clearer handle on life and the universe than Cam. Cam needs to focus on his own needs and forget about Ira, but he can't. Ira didn't choose Skagit at random; decades-old events set him on the path he is on today. The mystery of his father's murder may never be solved, but Ira would like to lay his spirit to rest. None of this explains why Cameron is suddenly the target of a series of hate crimes. The small town of Skagit has its share of trouble, but someone has it in for the LGBTQ community, and Cameron is directly in their crosshairs.
The Dutch wife: a novel, Ellen Keith
Amsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration camps in Germany. Marijke is given a terrible choice: to suffer a slow death in the labour camp or-for a chance at survival-to join the camp brothel. On the other side of the barbed wire, SS officer Karl MUller arrives at the camp hoping to live up to his father's expectations of wartime glory. But faced with a brutal routine of overseeing executions and punishments, he longs for an escape. When he encounters the newly arrived Marijke, this meeting changes their lives forever. Woven into the narrative across space and time is Luciano Wagner's ordeal in 1977 Buenos Aires, during the heat of the Argentine Dirty War. In his struggle to endure military captivity, he searches for ways to resist from a prison cell he may never leave. From the Netherlands to Germany to Argentina, The Dutch Wife braids together the stories of three individuals who share a dark secret and are entangled in two of the most oppressive reigns of terror in modern history. This is a novel about the blurred lines between love and lust, abuse and resistance, and right and wrong, as well as the capacity for ordinary people to persevere and do the unthinkable in extraordinary circumstances.
Shopping for a billionaire, Julia Kent
When mystery shopper Shannon Jacoby meets billionaire Declan McCormick with her hand down a toilet in the men's room of one of his stores, it's love at first flush in this hilarious new romantic comedy.
Shopping for a billionaire boxed set, Julia Kent
Ever meet a hot billionaire while your hand's in a toilet in the men's room of one of his stores? No? So it really is just me. When you're a mystery shopper, you get paid to humiliate yourself, all in the name of improving customer service. Romance isn't in my job description. But the day I met Declan McCormick it was love at first flush. Until I nearly castrated him with my EpiPen. How Hot Guy and Toilet Girl became an item involves my crazy mom, a trip to the ER, my homicidal cat, my fake wife, and true love. Don't look at me like that. I'm just doing my job. I'm shopping for a billionaire.
Shopping for a billionaire's honeymoon, Julia Kent
He is addicted to his phone and his new role as CEO. I'm addicted to getting some on my own honeymoon. One of these things is not like the other. I am pretty sure a serial killer's lair is the only place in the world where I could stash my new husband so he can't manage the acquisition of our new company. And that seems a little drastic. But only a little… All I want is one week alone with him. Hours in bed, legs tangled together in ecstasy, room service and long walks on the beach in Hawaii. Not vying for his kisses around a Bluetooth microphone. The Borg aren't sexy in real life. So I'm taking matters into my own hands and hitting "reboot" on our honeymoon. We're going to a place so remote that no one can find us. Not even my mother.
Shopping for a billionaire's wife, Julia Kent
Who needs a SWAT team to escape from their own wedding? Me. My Momzilla turned us into hostages at our own ceremony, so Declan and I are getting married the good old-fashioned way, just like everybody else. By calling in his private security team, stealing away before the ceremony by helicopter, connecting to his corporate jet and heading for Las Vegas. The Boston wedding of the year is about to become a trashy Elvis drive-thru ceremony. Until the best man spills the beans and Mom, Dad, my sisters, his brothers, my maid of honour, my friend Josh, and even my cat, Chuckles, all come along for the ride. I can't win, can I? Oh. Yeah. I already did. Love conquers all. Even my crazy family.
Shopping for a CEO: a romantic domedy, Julia Kent
I'm thrilled to be the maid of honor in my friend's wedding, but the best man, Andrew McCormick, is a chauvinistic pig with a God complex. And I can't stop kissing him in closets. (Don't ask.) He's the brother of the groom and the CEO of my biggest mystery shopping account, but suddenly he's refusing to be in the wedding. He won't talk about it. Won't see reason. He's such a man. And he still won't stop kissing me in random closets. (Thank goodness.) I'm a fixer. That's what I do. I can fix anything if given the chance. But when the game is fixed there's only so much I can do. The ball's in his court now. Game on. Shopping for a CEO is the 7th book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Shopping series. When CEO Andrew McCormick and mystery shopper Amanda Warrick find themselves in the unlikely position as maid of honor and best man in the Boston society wedding of the year, an undeniable attraction and dual stubborn streaks add fuel to the fire in this romantic comedy from Julia Kent.
Shopping for an heir, Julia Kent
Gerald Wright works for billionaires. He never imagined he'd become one. The former Navy SEAL is a chauffeur by day, artist by night, so when hotter-than-ever ex-fiancée Suzanne Dayton interrupts his nude model sculpting class to serve him with inheritance paperwork from a man he's never heard of, he assumes it's a joke. Turns out the joke's on him. There's just one catch. A big one. And it might be Suzanne–in more ways than he ever dreamed.
SEO for dummies, Peter Kent
In this guide, readers will learn how to build websites that increase search visibility, develop a search strategy and use local search capabilities, analyze results with updated tracking tools, maximize content marketing strategies, and more.
This mortal boy, Fiona Kidman
An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand. Albert Black, known as the'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than five months later, the second-to-last person to be executed in New Zealand. But what really happened? Was this a love crime, was it a sign of juvenile delinquency? Or was this dark episode in our recent history more about our society's reaction to outsiders? Black's final words, as the hangman covered his head, were,'I wish you all a merry Christmas, gentlemen, and a prosperous New Year.'
Folly, Laurie R King
Rae Newborn has some difficulties with her sanity, but as she begins to rebuild her mysterious great-uncle's house, "his story starts to wrap around hers.
Island of the mad: a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R King
A June summer's evening, on the Sussex Downs, in 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are strolling across their orchard when the telephone rings: an old friend's beloved aunt has failed to return following a supervised outing from Bedlam. After the previous few weeks–with a bloody murder, a terrible loss, and startling revelations about Holmes–Russell is feeling a bit unbalanced herself. The last thing she wants is to deal with the mad, and yet, she can't say no. The Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, yet she seemed to be improving–or at least, finding a point of balance in her madness. So why did she disappear? Did she take the family's jewels with her, or did someone else? The Bedlam nurse, perhaps? The trail leads Russell and Holmes through a lunatic asylum's stony halls to the warm Venice lagoon, where ethereal beauty is jarred by Mussolini's Blackshirts, where the gilded Lido set may be tempting a madwoman, and where Cole Porter sits at a piano, playing with ideas.
An excess male, Maggie King
A chilling dystopian tale of politics, inequality, marriage, love, and rebellion, set in a near-future China, that further explores the themes of the classic The Handmaid's Tale and When She Woke. Under the One Child Policy, everyone plotted to have a son. Now 40 million of them can't find wives. China's One Child Policy and its cultural preference for male heirs have created a society overrun by 40 million unmarriageable men. By the year 2030, more than twenty-five percent of men in their late thirties will not have a family of their own. An Excess Male is one such leftover man's quest for love and family under a State that seeks to glorify its past mistakes and impose order through authoritatian measures, reinvigorated Communist ideals, and social engineering. Wei-guo holds fast to the belief that as long as he continues to improve himself, his small business, and in turn, his country, his chance at love will come. He finally saves up the dowry required to enter matchmaking talks at the lowest rung as a third husband, the maximum allowed by law. Only a single family, one harbouring an illegal spouse, shows interest, yet with May-ling and her two husbands, Wei-guo feels seen, heard, and connected to like never before. But everyone and everything, walls, streetlights, garbage cans?are listening, and men, excess or not, are dispensable to the State. Wei-guo must reach a new understanding of patriotism and test the limits of his love and his resolve in order to save himself and this family he has come to hold dear.
Joyland, Stephen King
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
To the moon and back: a novel, Karen Kingsbury
Brady Bradshaw was a child when the Oklahoma City bombing killed his mother. Every year, Brady visits the memorial site on the anniversary to remember her. A decade ago on that day, he met Jenna Phillips, who was also a child when her parents were killed in the attack. Brady and Jenna shared a deep heart connection and a single beautiful day together at the memorial. But after that, Brady never saw Jenna again. Every year when he returns, he leaves a note for her in hopes that he might find her again. This year, Ashley Baxter Blake and her sister Kari Ryan and their families take a spring break trip that includes a visit to the site to see the memorial's famous Survivor Tree. While there, Ashley spots a young man, alone and troubled. That man is Brady Bradshaw. A chance moment leads Ashley to help Brady find Jenna, the girl he can't forget. Ashley's family is skeptical, but she pushes them to support her efforts to find the girl and bring them together. But will it work? Will her husband, Landon, understand her intentions? And is a shared heartache enough reason to fall in love? Deeply emotional and beautifully romantic, To the Moon and Back is an unlikely love story about healing, redemption, hope and the belief that sometimes a new tomorrow can grow from the ashes of a shattered yesterday.
Surprise me, Sophie Kinsella
After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a trip to the doctor reveals they could live another 68 years together and panic sets in. They never expected'until death do us part' to mean seven decades. In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting: they will create little surprises for each other so that their (extended) years together will never become boring. But in their pursuit to execute Project Surprise Me, mishaps arise and secrets are uncovered that start to threaten the very foundation of their unshakeable bond. When a scandal from the past is revealed that questions some important untold truths, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all.
Sal, Mick Kitson
This is a story of something like survival. Sal planned it for almost a year before they ran. She nicked an Ordnance Survey map from the school library. She bought a compass, a Bear Grylls knife, waterproofs and a first aid kit from Amazon using credit cards she'd robbed. She read the SAS Survival Handbook and watched loads of YouTube videos. And now Sal knows a lot of stuff. Like how to build a shelter and start a fire. How to estimate distances, snare rabbits and shoot an airgun. And how to protect her sister, Peppa. Because Peppa is ten, which is how old Sal was when Robert started on her. Told in Sal's distinctive voice, and filled with the silent, dizzying beauty of rural Scotland, Sal is a disturbing, uplifting story of survival, of the kindness of strangers, and the irrepressible power of sisterly love; a love that can lead us to do extraordinary and unimaginable things.
Daring to fall, T J Kline
Emma Jordan has returned home after her father's death to run the animal sanctuary that had been his legacy. But strange things start happening, and it seems that someone is out to shut her down, someone who doesn't mind putting lives in jeopardy to see it through. When Hidden Falls' sexiest fireman starts to ask questions, Emma needs to make sure his charm doesn't distract her from keeping her dreams alive. Ben McQuaid has an obligation as a local fireman to protect the community, even from a well-meaning wildlife veterinarian who's in way over her head. But, it's becoming hard to keep his loyalty to the town and his desire for the pretty vet separate. As Ben and Emma become caught in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, their feelings for each other are growing. Will they let duty drive them apart or will they dare to fall?
Making the play, T J Kline
Grant McQuaid has dedicated his entire life to his football career. Now an injury threatens his place on the team and he's forced to return home to rehabilitate. But when he meets his "biggest fan," a precocious, blue-eyed, hearing impaired boy named James–and his beautiful mother, Bethany–Grant begins to question whether football is the future he still wants. Bethany Mills has been doing just fine since her husband walked out on them… and she definitely doesn't need another man to disappoint her–or her son. But when James runs into his hero at the park, Bethany admits there is a void in her son's life that she just can't fill. Her attraction to the handsome football star is undeniable, but a man in the limelight is the last thing she wants for herself, or James. Grant doesn't want to subject Bethany to the chaos of dating a professional athlete. But the more time he spends with her and James, the harder it is to resist making a play for her heart…
Risking it all, T J Kline
Andrew McQuaid wasn't always the local playboy. Once upon a time, he wanted to spend the rest of his life with one woman - Gia Mancuso. When he made a mistake and lost her, he decided he wasn't meant to have a happy-ever-after. Now, Gia's come back to town, with a baby in tow, and it might just mean a second chance at forever, if he can convince her that he never stopped loving her. Ten years after leaving, Gia finds herself back in Hidden Falls. Between helping her ailing father save the family restaurant and taking care of the baby her sister left on her doorstep, she doesn't have time for the man who once broke her heart. But Andrew is all grown-up now, in every single way. And the part of her that has always been his can't quite say no to his tempting kisses. Just when Gia begins to open her heart, a devastating secret emerges that threatens to destroy her family and any future with Andrew. Are they doomed to repeat the mistakes of their past or can Andrew convince Gia that she's always been his one and only?
Murder lies waiting, Alanna Knight
1906. For Rose McQuinn, the invitation to holiday at a luxury hotel on the isle of Bute is an unexpected delight until she discovers the real reason is to investigate a twenty-year-old non-proven murder case. With close links to a local family of ancient origin whose castle holds many dark secrets, Rose's involvement in this challenge unleashes a web of intrigue and sinister happenings, something she realises too late when someone decides she is close enough to the truth not to leave the island alive.
Leftover in China: the women shaping the world's next superpower, Roseann Lake
Forty years ago, China enacted the one-child policy, only recently relaxed. Among many other unintended consequences, it resulted in both an enormous gender imbalance a predicted twenty million more men than women of marriage age by 2020 and China's first generations of only-daughters. Enough of these women have decided to postpone marriage or not marry at all to spawn a label: "leftovers". Part critique of China's paternalistic ideals, part playful portrait of the romantic travails of China's trailblazing women and their well-meaning parents who are anxious to see their daughters snuggled into traditional wedlock, Lake's book focuses on the lives of four individual women to show how these women are the linchpin to China's future.
All's fair complete collection, Josh Lanyon
Fair Game: Elliot Mills was forced to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a professor at Puget Sound university, the former agent has put his old life behind him–but it seems his old life isn't finished with him. A young man has gone missing from campus and as a favour to a family friend, Elliot agrees to do a little sniffing around. His investigations bring him face-to-face with his former lover, Tucker Lance, the special agent handling the case. Things ended badly with Tucker, and neither man is ready to back down on the fight that drove them apart. But they have to figure out a way to move beyond their past and work together as more men go missing and Elliot becomes the target in a killer's obsessive game Fair Play: Fifty years ago, Roland Mills belonged to a violent activist group. Now, someone is willing to kill to prevent him from publishing his memoirs. When ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills is called out to examine the charred ruins of his childhood home, he quickly identifies the fire for what it is–arson. An injury may have forced Elliot out of the Bureau, but it's not going to stop him from bringing the man who wants his father dead to justice Agent Tucker Lance is still working to find the serial killer who's obsessed with Elliot and can't bear the thought of his lover putting himself in additional danger. Straightlaced Tucker has never agreed with radical Roland on much–"opposing political viewpoints" is an understatement–but they're united on this: Elliot needs to leave the case alone. Now. Fair Chance: One final game of cat and mouse… The Sculptor, the serial killer ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills spent years hunting, is finally in jail. But everyone is at risk once again–thanks to a madman determined to finish his partner's gruesome mission. When the lead agent on the case, Special Agent Tucker Lance, goes missing, Elliot knows it's the killer at work. After all, abducting the love of his life is the quickest way to hurt him. The chances of finding Tucker are all but impossible without the help of the Sculptor–but the Sculptor is in no position to talk. Critically injured in a prison fight, he lies comatose and dying while the clock ticks down. Elliot has no choice but to play this killer's twisted game and hope he can find Tucker in time. Also includes Single Malt, book one in Layla Reyne's Agent Irish & Whiskey series.
Claiming Mister Kemp, Emily Larkin
Lucas Kemp's twin sister died last year. He's put aside his mourning clothes, but not his heartache. If Lucas ever needed a friend, it's now–and who should walk in his door but Lieutenant Thomas Matlock… Lucas and Tom are more than just best friends; they've been in love with each other for years. In love with each other–and pretending not to know it. But this time, Tom's not going to ignore the attraction between them. This time, he's going to push the issue. He's going to teach Lucas how to laugh again–and he's going to take Lucas as his lover.
Discovering Miss Dalrymple, Emily Larkin
At the age of four Alexander St. Clare was stolen by gypsies and sold to a chimney sweep. At the age of five he was reunited with his father. His history is no secret – everyone in the town knows of his miraculous rescue. But when Alexander finds his father's diaries, he discovers that there may be a secret buried in his past… Georgiana Dalrymple knows all about secrets. She has several herself – and one of those secrets is her ability to find missing people. When Alexander turns to her for help, Georgiana sets out to discover just who he actually is…
Resisting Miss Merryweather, Emily Larkin
Sir Barnaby Ware made a mistake two and a half years ago. A massive mistake. The sort of mistake that can never be atoned for. He knows himself to be irredeemable, but the captivating and unconventional Miss Merryweather is determined to prove him wrong. The daughter of a dancing master and a noblewoman, Miss Merryweather had an unusual upbringing. She sees things no one else sees, and she says things no one else says. Sir Barnaby knows he's the villain in this piece, but Miss Merryweather thinks he's the hero and she is damnably hard to resist…
Ruining Miss Wrotham, Emily Larkin
Eleanor Wrotham has sworn off overbearing men, but she needs a man's help - and the man who steps forward is as domineering as he is dangerous: the notorious Mordecai Black. The illegitimate son of an earl, Mordecai is infamous for his skill with women. His affairs are legendary - but few people realize that Mordecai has rules, and one of them is: Never ruin a woman. But if Mordecai helps Miss Wrotham, he'll ruin her.
Unmasking Miss Appleby, Emily Larkin
On her 25th birthday, Charlotte Appleby receives a most unusual gift from the Faerie godmother she never knew she had: the ability to change shape. Penniless and orphaned, she sets off for London to make her fortune as a man. But a position as secretary to Lord Cosgrove proves unexpectedly challenging. Someone is trying to destroy Cosgrove and his life is increasingly in jeopardy. As Charlotte plunges into London's backstreets and brothels at Cosgrove's side, hunting his persecutor, she finds herself fighting for her life–and falling in love.
The unyielding, Shelly Laurenston
In order to save the other clans, angry Viking Stieg Engstrom joins forces with Erin Amsel, a pain-in-the-neck Crow, but the two must resist each other's charms in order to complete the mission.
If he wakes., Zoe Lea
The temptation of forgiveness, Donna Leon
A suspicious accident draws Brunetti into Venice's underworld - with unintended, disturbing consequences… When important information is leaked from inside the Venetian Questura, Commissario Guido Brunetti is entrusted with the task of uncovering which of his colleagues is responsible. But before Brunetti can begin his investigation, he is surprised by the appearance in his office of a friend of his wife's, who is fearful that her son is using drugs. A few weeks later, Tullio Gasparini, the woman's husband, is found unconscious with a serious head injury at the foot of a bridge, and Brunetti is drawn to pursue a possible connection to the boy's behaviour. But the truth is not straightforward. Following various contradictory leads, Brunetti navigates his way through a world of mysterious informants, underground deals and secret longstanding scam networks, all the while growing ever more impressed by the intuition of his fellow Commissario, Claudia Griffoni, and by the endless resourcefulness of Signorina Elettra, Vice-Questore Patta's secretary and gate-keeper. With Gasparini's condition showing no signs of improvement, and his investigations leading nowhere, Brunetti is steadied by the embrace of his own family and by his passion for the classics. He turns to Sophocles's Antigone in an attempt to understand the true purpose of justice, and, in its light, he is forced to consider the terrible consequences to which the actions of a tender heart can lead.
Straight from the pig's mouth: the life and crimes of a Kiwi detective, Big Al Lester
'This book takes you into the life of a New Zealand policeman. I tell it how it was and spare few details so that you too can see the world through one policeman's eyes. These stories range from humorous, strange and bizarre to extreme violence and murders. This is the lot of a copper and was the life I lived for 31 years.' From his fledgling days as a junior policeman to being detective sergeant on high-profile cases, Christchurch cop Al Lester has many a story to tell as he reflects on a career on the thin blue line. Al's a man who took policing seriously, always doing his level best to keep riff-raff in check and turn chaos into order. He never lost sight, however, of how to see the lighter side of the job, enjoying a laugh when need be, often at his own expense. Welcome to the world of a Kiwi cop. (No actual pigs were harmed in the making of this book.)
The dead still cry out: the story of a combat cameraman, Helen Lewis
I cannot really remember how I came to know about Belsen and my father's work there, or even when. Had I overheard my parents talk about it before I found the photographs? Was finding the photographs the beginning? Helen Lewis was just a child when she found an old suitcase hidden in a cupboard at home. Inside it were the most horrifying photographs she'd ever seen–a record of the atrocities committed at Bergen-Belsen. They belonged to her father, Mike, a British paratrooper and combat cameraman who had filmed the camp's liberation. The child of Jewish refugees, Mike had grown up in London's East End and experienced antisemitism firsthand in the England of the 1930s. Those first images of the Nazis' crimes, shot by Mike Lewis and others like him, shocked the world. In The Dead Still Cry Out, his daughter Helen uses photographs and film stills to reconstruct Mike's early life and experience of the war, while exploring broader questions too: what it means to belong; how history and memory are shaped–and how anyone can deny the Holocaust in the face of such powerful evidence.
March. Book three, John Lewis
By the fall of 1963, the Civil Rights Movement has penetrated deep into the American consciousness, and as a chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is guiding the tip of the spear. Through relentless direct action, SNCC continues to force the nation to confront its own blatant injustice, but for every step forward, the danger grows more intense: Jim Crow strikes back through legal tricks, intimidation, violence, and death. The only hope for lasting change is to give voice to the millions of Americans silenced by voter suppression: "One Man, One Vote". To carry out their nonviolent revolution, Lewis and an army of young activists launch a series of innovative campaigns, including the Freedom Vote, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and an all-out battle for the soul of the Democratic Party waged live on national television. With these new struggles come new allies, new opponents, and an unpredictable new president who might be both at once. But fractures within the movement are deepening… even as 25-year-old John Lewis prepares to risk everything in a historic showdown high above the Alabama river, in a town called Selma.
March. Book two, John Lewis
After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence – but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the Deep South, they will be tested like never before. Faced with beatings, police brutality, imprisonment, arson, and even murder, the young activists of the movement struggle with internal conflicts as well. But their courage will attract the notice of powerful allies, from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy … and once Lewis is elected chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, this 23-year-old will be thrust into the national spotlight, becoming one of the "Big Six" leaders of the civil rights movement and a central figure in the landmark 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Dark chapter, Winnie M Li
'Vivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American tourist who often escapes her busy life in London through adventure and travel. Johnny is a 15-year-old Irish teenager, living a neglected life on the margins of society. On a bright spring afternoon in West Belfast, their paths collide during a horrifying act of violence. In the aftermath, each is forced to confront the chain of events that led to the attack. Inspired by true events, this is a story of the dark chapters and chance encounters that can irrevocably determine the shape of our lives.
A love for Leah, Amy Lillard
Independent-minded Leah Gingerich has always been outspoken. And even though she is now a progressive Mennonite, she's rediscovering the joys of family traditions back in her Amish hometown. Yet she can't help but clash with her handsome new Amish neighbor, Jamie Stoltzfus. He's too hard-headed and old-line to see that his traumatized young nephew, Peter, needs faith and help–or that a woman who stands up to him may be what he needs to heal. After a devastating tragedy, Jamie moved to Pontotoc with his nephew for a fresh start. Holding fast to his beliefs is the only way he feels he can aid Peter–and himself. But somehow, Leah's freethinking ways and feisty challenges are sparking a happiness he's never felt before. Soon, Jamie can't imagine his life without her. But are their differences ultimately too great to overcome–or can love bridge their way to a future together?
At the Christmas Wedding, Caroline Linden
Map of a Lady's Heart by Caroline Linden: The road to happily-ever-after. With Kingstag Castle full of guests and the snow falling, Viola Cavendish has her hands full making sure the Christmas house party runs smoothly. The unexpected arrival of the Earl of Winterton and his nephew Lord Newton upends everything. Not only is Lord Newton flirting with the young ladies Viola is supposed to chaperone, Lord Winterton himself makes her pulse race. Always takes some twists and turns. Wesley Morane, Earl of Winterton, has come to Kingstag Castle in search of a valuable atlas, and he refuses to be deterred by the snow, the house party, his nephew, or even the most ridiculous play ever staged. But before long the only map he wants is one that shows him the way to Viola's heart. Hot Rogue on a Cold Night by Maya Rodale: Jilted by a duke. Lady Serena Cavendish was born and bred to be a duchess. Too bad, then, that the Duke of Frye mysteriously and suddenly ended their betrothal. Seduced by a Rogue: Greyson Jones, an agent of the crown, is the only one who thinks being jilted has made Serena more alluring. When he lucks into an invitation to a Christmas house party at Kingstag Castle to cheer her up–and perhaps find her a husband–he seizes the opportunity to win her heart before they might be parted forever. On the way to the altar: Their journey to happily ever after involves a ridiculous play, a lovesick swan, a mysterious gift and, of course, a kiss. Snowy Night with a Duke by Katharine Ashe: The last time Lady Charlotte Ascot bumped into the Duke of Frye, she climbed a tree to avoid him. Sometimes it's simply easier to run away than to face her feelings for him – overwhelmingly passionate feelings that no modest lady should have. Now, on her way to Kingstag Castle to celebrate the holidays with friends, Charlotte is trapped by a snowstorm at a tiny country inn with the duke of her steamiest dreams. But Frye has a secret of his own, and Christmas is the ideal time to finally tell the woman he's always wanted the whole unvarnished truth. Better yet, he'll show her.
At the duke's wedding: a collection of novellas, Caroline Linden
The wedding of the season… Matrimony is in the air as society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the Duke of Wessex's wedding. But who willl be the bride? With swoon-worthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, and the world's best high-perch phaeton, it's a recipe for mayhem… and romance. Four couples, four deliciously romantic surprises. When it comes to love, anything can happen…
Life in the garden, Penelope Lively
Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successive Oxfordshire gardens of her own, and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today. It is also a wise, engaging and far-ranging exploration of gardens in literature, from Paradise Lost to Alice in Wonderland, and of writers and their gardens, from Virginia Woolf to Philip Larkin.
The patch of heaven collection, Kelly Long
Sarah's Garden: Quite by accident, Sarah King has fallen in love. But this love is forbidden, and could cost her everything she holds dear. Lilly's Wedding Quilt: While Lilly Lapp has loved Jacob for years, she wouldn't compete with Sarah King, the woman Jacob was determined to marry. But when Sarah marries another, Jacob spontaneously agrees to wed Lilly. Threads of Grace: When Grace Beiler was only a girl, she was married off to an older Amish man in order to save her family's farm. Years later, she finds herself newly widowed and a mother to a young son. She has finally fled her sad past and plans to settle into a quiet life in Pennsylvania. As soon as she arrives, she captures the attention of Seth Wyse, the most eligible bachelor in Pine Creek.
The longevity diet: discover the new science to slow ageing, fight disease and manage your weight, Valter Longo
Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and The Longevity Diet is easier to follow than you'd think. The culmination of 25 years of research on ageing, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique combination of an everyday diet and fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) to be done only 3-4 times per year lays out a simple solution to living to a healthy old age through nutrition. FMD does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting and helps you reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet while avoiding the negative stressors, like low energy and sleeplessness.
Arctic dreams: imagination and desire in a northern landscape, Barry Holstun Lopez
The start of me and you, Emery Lord
Paige Hancock starts junior year with a list of ways to take back her life, rather than spending another year as "The Girl Whose Boyfriend Drowned," and finding out that Ryan Chase, her long-term crush, is available again might be the key.
Arms race: and other stories, Nic Low
Data theft, internet memes, advertising, terrorism, indigenous sovereignty, drone warfare, opium addiction, syphilis, the moon landing, mining, oil slicks, climate change, giant octopuses: nothing is spared in this collection. Nic Low's stories go beyond satire, aiming for the dark heart of our collective obsession with technology, power and image. Set variously in London, an Indian village, remote Mongolia, the West Australian outback and mountainous New Zealand, these are prescient visions of the future and outlandish re-imaginings of the past.
The far-back country, Kate Lyons
In 1979, at the age of fourteen, Ray McCullough ran away from his home on a western New South Wales sheep property following a violent confrontation with his dad, Jim McCullough. He left behind his mother, Delly, and his sisters, Ursula and Tilda. Now forty-one, Ray works as an itinerant cook and labourer across the remote outback. A practical man in love with history and landscape, Ray leads a solitary life, convinced he's inherited Jim's streak of violence. Ray has spent his life running away from memories of family and home. When the body of a man is found in a country pub along with Ray's identification, Ursula believes that she can finally lay to rest the search that has defined most of her adult life. After Ursula collects Ray's belongings, she begins to follow the tracks left by Ray across the far-back country, each one leading her closer to understanding the man he became and why he disappeared all those years ago.
Patient zero, Jonathan Maberry
When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills … and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. This rapid response group is called the Department of Military Sciences or the DMS for short. It's bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.
How to bee, Bren MacDibble
Sometimes bees get too big to be up in the branches, sometimes they fall and break their bones. This week both happened and Foreman said,'Tomorrow we'll find two new bees.' Peony lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. In a world where real bees are extinct, the quickest, bravest kids climb the fruit trees and pollinate the flowers by hand. All Peony really wants is to be a bee. Life on the farm is a scrabble, but there is enough to eat and a place to sleep, and there is love. Then Peony's mother arrives to take her away from everything she has ever known, and all Peony's grit and quick thinking might not be enough to keep her safe. How To Bee is a beautiful and fierce novel for younger readers, and the voice of Peony will stay with you long after you read the last page.
Burnout, Claire MacLeary
A new client gets straight to the point, and this line of enquiry is a whole new ball game for Maggie Laird, who is desperately trying to rebuild her late husband's detective agency and clear his name. Her partner, "Big" Wilma, sees the case as a non-starter, but Maggie is drawn in. With her client's life on the line, Maggie must get to the ugly truth that lies behind Aberdeen's closed doors. But who knows what really goes on between husbands and wives? And will the agency's reputation - and Maggie and Wilma's friendship - remain intact?
Changing habits, Debbie Macomber
Almost forty years ago, in a more innocent time, two girls enter the convent. Angelina and Joanna come from vastly different backgrounds, but they have one thing in common - a desire to serve, to join in the community of sisters. Despite the relative seclusion of the convent house in Minneapolis, they're not immune to what's happening in the world around them. In 1972, Angie's involvement with a pregnant teenager triggers a crisis of faith. At the same time, Joanna's relationship with a Vietnam veteran brings her face-to-face with the choices she made - and didn't make - in her own life. Then, Angie and Joanna leave the sisterhood, abandoning the convent for the exciting and confusing world outside. The world of choices to be made, of risks to be taken. Of men and romantic love. The world of ordinary women…
Yours and mine, Debbie Macomber
Can they get it right the second time? Single mom Joanna Parsons insists that marriage is an experience she doesn't plan to repeat, no matter what her eleven-year-old daughter, Kristen thinks. Tanner Lund feels the same way. Like Joanna, he got divorced after a short, disastrous marriage. And, like her, he's raising his eleven- year-old daughter, Nicole, alone. But Kristen and Nicole have other plans in mind - and it involves the best friends becoming sisters.
Their Christmas angel, Tracy Madison
"Watch out, Daddy!" When Parker Lennox brakes to an icy halt, he narrowly misses hitting Miss Bradshaw, his daughters' music teacher. One look into those angel eyes and the single dad and widower falls hard. Parker never thought he'd feel this way again… where every day feels like Christmas! Nicole Bradshaw is no angel–at least not yet. This cancer survivor has plenty of life to live… and a planned pregnancy to prove it. So when Parker literally slides into Nicole's life, it's like she's opened her presents early. But can Parker accept that she survived the cancer that took his wife… and love a child that isn't his?
An isolated incident, Emily Maguire
When 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee, the community is stunned and a media storm ensues. Unwillingly thrust into the eye of that storm are Bella's beloved older sister, Chris, a barmaid at the local pub, and May Norman, a young reporter sent to cover the story. Chris's ex-husband, friends and neighbours do their best to support her. But as the days tick by with no arrest, her suspicion of those around her grows. And as May attempts to file daily reports, she finds herself reassessing her own principles. An Isolated Incident is a humane and beautifully observed tale of everyday violence, the media's obsession with the murder of pretty young women and the absence left in the world when someone dies.
The skincare bible: your no-nonsense guide to having great skin, Anjali Mahto
We all know that taking good care of our skin is the key to any effective health and beauty regime. But with so much conflicting information out there, the path to healthy skin can seem far from clear. Dr Anjali Mahto is one of the UK's leading consultant dermatologists. Equipped with years of expertise and the most up-to-date evidence, she sets out to cut through the noise and distinguish the nuggets from the nonsense. Chia seeds won't make your skin glow and lilac water is never going to reduce acne scarring. And, when it comes to the best products, high price doesn't necessarily mean high quality. Tackling common complaints such as acne and dryness, rosacea and aging, The Skincare Bible is your definitive companion to your body's biggest organ. Clear, concise and packed full of tips on the best products and routines, it will help you discover what works for you and find confidence in your own skin. This is your expert guide to great skin - pure and simple.
The prison letters of Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela
An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth. Arrested in 1962 as South Africa's apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela had no idea that he would spend the next twenty-seven years in jail. During his 10,052 days of incarceration, the future leader of South Africa wrote a multitude of letters to unyielding prison authorities, fellow activists, government officials, and, most memorably, to his courageous wife, Winnie, and his five children. Now, 255 of these letters, many of which have never been published, provide exceptional insight into how Mandela maintained his inner spirits while living in almost complete isolation, and how he engaged with an outside world that became increasingly outraged by his plight. Organized chronologically and divided by the four venues in which he was held as a sentenced prisoner, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela begins in Pretoria Local Prison, where Mandela was held following his 1962 trial. In 1964, Mandela was taken to Robben Island Prison, where a stark existence was lightened only by visits and letters from family. After eighteen years, Mandela was transferred to Pollsmoor Prison, a large complex outside of Cape Town with beds and better food, but where he and four of his comrades were confined to a rooftop cell, apart from the rest of the prison population. Finally, Mandela was taken to Victor Verster Prison in 1988, where he was held until his release on February 11, 1990.
Bookworm: a memoir of childhood reading, Lucy Mangan
When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one. She was whisked away to Narnia, and Kirrin Island, and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She wandered the countryside with Milly-Molly-Mandy, and played by the tracks with the Railway Children. With Charlotte's Web she discovered Death and with Judy Blume it was Boys. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library or to spend her pocket money on amassing her own at home. In Bookworm, Lucy revisits her childhood reading with wit, love and gratitude. She relives our best-beloved books, their extraordinary creators, and looks at the thousand subtle ways they shape our lives. She also disinters a few forgotten treasures to inspire the next generation of bookworms and set them on their way.
The madhouse effect: how climate change denial is threatening our planet, destroying our politics, and driving us crazy, Michael E Mann
The award winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prizewinning political cartoonist Tom Toles have fought at the frontlines of climate denialism for most of their careers. They have witnessed the manipulation of the media by business and political interests and the unconscionable play to partisanship on issues that affect the well-being of millions. The lessons they have learned have been invaluable, inspiring this brilliant, colourful escape hatch from the madhouse of the climate wars. Through satire, The Madhouse Effect portrays the intellectual pretzels into which denialists must twist logic to explain away the clear evidence that man-made activity has changed our climate. Toles's cartoons collapse counter-scientific strategies into their biased components, helping readers see how to best strike at these fallacies. Man's expert skills at science communication aim to restore sanity to a debate that continues to rage against widely acknowledged scientific consensus. The synergy of these two common-sense crusaders enlivens the gloom and doom of so many climate-themed books and may even convert a few of the faithful to the right side of science.
The piper's son, Melina Marchetta
After his favourite uncle's violent death, Tom Mackee watches his family implode, quits school, and turns his back on music and everyone who matters, and while he is in no shape to mend what is broken, he fears that no one else is, either.
Secrets under the sun, Nadia Marks
Great Australian outback nurses stories, Bill Marsh
Stories and memories that capture the experience of nursing in the bush, gathered by the inimitable Bill'Swampy' Marsh, bestselling author of Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories and Great Australian Police Stories. I've been a trained nurse for almost sixty years now and I've never once gone to work thinking, I don't want to do this. In fact, I've always said how it's been a privilege to be a nurse in areas where there were no counsellors, no psychologists, nothing - just me. With hearts as big as the outback, rural and remote nurses are a dedicated and gutsy bunch who work selflessly to care for their communities, often in isolated and inhospitable conditions, with few resources but plenty of experience, courage and care. Outback nurses deal with it all: broken limbs, labour pains, snake bites, sunburnt backpackers, lost explorers, vaccinations, defibrillations - even the occasional crook cattle dog. One thing they are never short of is stories to tell. This memorable and eye-opening collection of real-life accounts from nurses in the Australian bush is by turns inspiring, poignant, heart-breaking and hilarious - and Swampy should know. It was while he was researching this book he had a near-fatal fall from a cliff in Kakadu, and experienced first-hand the skill and heroism of these outback nurses in extraordinary situations. Bill'Swampy' Marsh is an award-winning writer and performer of stories, songs and plays. He spent most of his youth in rural south-western NSW and now lives in Adelaide.
Fugitive from the grave, Edward Marston
1817. Upon receiving a letter from an old family friend, Catherine Van Emden returns from Holland to find her father dead. She refuses to believe the middle-aged man died of natural causes, and the suspicious circumstances of his life during the past few months compel her to ask Peter and Paul Skillen for help. When his body is revealed missing from the casket, the twins embark on a chase of funerary agents, barmaids and body snatchers, trying to solve the mystery of his alleged death before their Bow Street rivals.
The abbey: a story of discovery, James Martin
A divorced single mom, Anne can sometimes barely cope with life and struggles to make sense of the death of her young son. A former architect who had a promising career, Mark works as a handyman and wonders how his life got off track. The abbot of the Abbey of Saints Philip and James, Father Paul sometimes questions how to best live a life that secludes him so thoroughly from the world. At a Pennsylvania abbey, this unlikely trio will discover the answers they seek-a miracle of hope and understanding that bears witness to the surprising power of God to bring healing and wholeness to our lives. In his debut novel, James Martin, SJ, provides a window into the spiritual journeys of three people seeking direction. As he did in his previous bestsellers-Jesus: A Pilgrimage, Between Heaven and Mirth, and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything-Martin once again crafts a book that incarnates deep spiritual wis-dom while being accessible and full of humour and grace. Through the characters' struggles, we see firsthand how God uses our worries, questions, and even anger to help us become whole.
Dueling hearts, Kat Martin
Molly James had her work cut out for her–to operate her late father's California ranch, the Lady Jay all by herself. Molly's Irish sprit was as bright and hot as her flaming hair, but a young woman alone? Even one as iron-willed as Molly had little chance of success. Particularly with her nearest neighbour, a haughty but handsome Sam Brannigan, who wanted her to fail.
Smith & Daughters: a cookbook (that happens to be vegan), Shannon Martinez
This book offers 80+ delicious vegan recipes with a Spanish twist to recreate at home. From chorizo and potato, Spanish meatballs in a saffron almond sauce, chipotle cashew cheese, tuna and green pea croquettes to warm Spanish doughnuts or spiced Mexican flan, the recipes give new inventive life to classics that will appeal to meat and vegetarian eaters alike.
That F word: growing up feminist in Aotearoa, Elizabeth Marvelly
There are some things worth getting angry about. In That F Word: Growing up Feminist in Aotearoa, award-winning columnist, musician and activist Lizzie Marvelly tells the story of New Zealand's feminist roots, exposes our gender imbalances, challenges the traditional expectations in New Zealand society and celebrates the indomitable spirit of Kiwi women. She also shares her first-hand experiences of abuse, sexism and trolling, while shining a light on how young women are raised from birth and how they're conditioned in our schools. That F Word is both an urgent and passionate battle-cry for all New Zealand women.
The summer list, Amy Mason Doan
Laura and Casey were once inseparable: as they floated on their backs in the sunlit lake, as they dreamed about the future under starry skies, and as they teamed up for the wild scavenger hunts in their small California lakeside town. Until one summer night, when a shocking betrayal sent Laura running through the pines, down the dock, and into a new life, leaving Casey and a first love in her wake. But the past is impossible to escape, and now, after seventeen years away, Laura is pulled home and into a reunion with Casey she can't resist-one last scavenger hunt. With a twist: this time, the list of clues leads to the settings of their most cherished summer memories. From glistening Jade Cove to the vintage skating rink, each step they take becomes a bittersweet reminder of the friendship they once shared. But just as the game brings Laura and Casey back together, the clues unravel a stunning secret that threatens to tear them apart.
The deceiver, Priscilla Masters
Forensic psychiatrist Dr Claire Roget finds it impossible to refuse when she receives a desperate phone call from an old acquaintance, obstetrician Charles Tissot. One of his patients, Heather Kimble, alleges that Tissot seduced her at a party and that he is the father of her unborn child. His career on the line, Charles begs Claire to expose Heather's fragile mental state and discredit her wild claims. With a history of making similar false allegations, her two previous babies having suffered unexplained cot deaths, Heather's accusations would appear to be nothing more than the result of a damaged mind. But as Claire delves further, it becomes clear that Charles hasn't been telling her the whole truth. Could Heather's story possibly have some merit? And is her unborn child in danger?
Maldives, Tom Masters
Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime.
When midnight comes, Beryl Matthews
1856. Christine Banner is alone after her father's death. Determined to make her own way in the world, she stumbles onto an estate in the New Forest where she finds work that she loves. However, when the future looks uncertain, Christine's skill at handling some of the large and difficult war horses shines through and captures the attention of the son of the estate owner. In the face of grief, sadness and disappointment, Christine's intelligence and strength will be tested until she finds the place she can truly call home.
Overcoming gambling: a guide for problem and compulsive gamblers, Philip Mawer
Guernsey evacuees: the forgotten evacuees of the Second World War., Gillian Mawson
In June 1940, 17,000 people fled Guernsey to England, including 5,000 school children with their teachers and 500 mothers as'helpers'. The Channel Islands were occupied on 30 June the only part of British territory that was occupied by Nazi forces during the Second World War. Most evacuees were transported to smoky industrial towns in Northern England - an environment so very different to their rural island. For five years they made new lives in towns where the local accent was often confusing, but for most, the generosity shown to them was astounding. They received assistance from Canada and the USA - one Guernsey school was'sponsored' by wealthy Americans such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Hollywood stars. From May 1945, the evacuees began to return home, although many decided to remain in England. Wartime bonds were forged between Guernsey and Northern England that were so strong, they still exist today.
Women in sunlight, Frances Mayes
This novel tells the story of four American women who become unexpected friends when they move to a beautiful villa in Tuscany. She watches from her terrazza as the three American women carry their luggage into the stone villa down the hill. Who are they, and what brings them to this Tuscan village so far from home? Kit Raine, an American writer living in the small Italian town of San Rocco, is working on a biography of her close friend, the novelist Margaret Merrill. But her work is waylaid by the arrival of three women - Julia, Camille and Susan - all of whom have recently formed a friendship that will uproot them completely and redirect their lives. For Susan, the most fearless of the three, has enticed them to subvert expectations of a staid retirement in the States by taking on the lease of a big, beautiful house in Tuscany … Though novices in a foreign culture, their renewed sense of adventure imbues each of them with a bright sense of bravery, a spirited lust for life, and a fierce determination to thrive. With Kit's friendship and guidance, the three friends launch themselves into Italian life, pursuing passions long-forgotten - with drastic and unforeseeable results.
My twenty-five years in Provence: reflections on then and now, Peter Mayle
The beloved author Peter Mayle, champion of all things Provence, here in a final volume of all new writing, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France–lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed. Twenty-five years ago, Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, were rained out of a planned two weeks on the Cô̂te d'Azur. In search of sunlight, they set off for Aix-en-Provence; enchanted by the world and life they found there, they soon decided to uproot their lives in England and settle in Provence. They have never looked back. As Mayle tells us, a cup of cafe might now cost three euros–but that price still buys you a front-row seat to the charming and indelible parade of village life. After the coffee, you might drive to see a lavender field that has bloomed every year for centuries, or stroll through the ancient history that coexists alongside Marseille's metropolitan bustle. Modern life may have seeped into sleepy Provence, but its magic remains. With his signature warmth, wit, and humour–and twenty-five years of experience–Peter Mayle is a one-of-a-kind guide to the continuing appeal of Provence. This thoughtful, vivid exploration of life well-lived, à la Provence, will charm longtime fans and a new generation of readers alike.
Mothers' day, Fiona McArthur
Burra District Hospital's maternity unit is under threat and will close for births unless a new obstetrician can be found. Midwife Noni Frost needs a miracle. A single mum, Noni lives with her young son, Harley, and her Aunt Win, a free spirit and the beating heart of Burra Guest House. Noni's world is disrupted when Iain McCloud and his pregnant teenage daughter Jacinta move into the guesthouse to await the birth of her baby. There's instant chemistry between Iain and Noni, although he has no plans to stay on in town. But when Jacinta shares explosive family secrets with Noni and an unexpected crisis occurs, everyone's lives come crashing down around them. Set among the white gum trees and flowing waters of the NSW northern rivers, this is a heartfelt and dramatic story about new babies, new friends and new loves, which shows that when strong women come together in a time of crisis, they can overcome even the greatest odds.
The land beyond: a thousand miles on foot through the heart of the Middle East, Leon McCarron
Lonely girl, Lynne Vincent McCarthy
In the shadow of a mountain in small-town Tasmania, a woman named Ana is watching the clock, marking the days until she ends her life. The strange, reclusive daughter of the local pariah, that's how the people will remember her, when they remember her at all. No one will mourn her, she reasons, not really. Not even her faithful dog River. The only thing she's waiting for is the opportunity. But then, on the very day she planned to end it all, the police find the body of local woman Rebecca Marsden. And for Ana, that changes everything. Because Ana was the last person to see Rebecca alive. Because Ana thinks she knows who killed her. And because Ana has decided to keep him for herself…
Solar bones, Mike McCormack
Marcus Conway has come a long way to stand in the kitchen of his home and remember the rhythms and routines of his life. Deconstructing with his engineer's mind how things are built to consider them better: bridges, banking systems and marriages. In one of the first great Irish novels of the 21st century, Mike McCormack captures with tenderness and feeling, in continuous, flowing prose, a whole life, suspended in a single hour.
In the shadows of the American century: the rise and decline of US global power, Alfred W McCoy
In a completely original analysis, prize-winning historian Alfred W. McCoy explores America's rise as a world power–from the 1890s through the Cold War–and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the twenty-first century through a fusion of cyber war, space warfare, trade pacts, and military alliances. McCoy then analyzes the marquee instruments of US hegemony–covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and worldwide surveillance. Peeling back layers of secrecy, McCoy exposes a military and economic battle for global domination fought in the shadows, largely unknown to those outside the highest rungs of power. Can the United States extend the "American Century" or will China guide the globe for the next hundred years? McCoy devotes his final chapter to these questions, boldly laying out a series of scenarios that could lead to the end of Washington's world domination by 2030.
The Quaker, Liam McIlvanney
Glasgow, 1969. In the grip of the worst winter for years, the city is brought to its knees by a killer whose name fills the streets with fear: the Quaker. He takes his next victim, the third woman from the same nightclub, and dumps her in the street like rubbish. The police are left chasing a ghost, with no new leads and no hope of catching their prey. DI McCormack, a talented young detective from the Highlands, is ordered to join the investigation. But his arrival is met with anger from a group of officers on the brink of despair. Soon he learns just how difficult life can be for an outsider. When another woman is found murdered in a tenement flat, it's clear the case is by no means over. From ruined backstreets to the dark heart of Glasgow, McCormack follows a trail of secrets that will change the city and his life forever.
Fade to midnight, Shannon McKenna
Bearskin, James A McLaughlin
"Rice Moore is just beginning to think his troubles are behind him. He's found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins. It's hard work, and totally solitary – perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona. But when Rice finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds, the quiet solitude he's so desperately sought is suddenly at risk. More bears are killed on the preserve and Rice's obsession with catching the poachers escalates, leading to hostile altercations with the locals and attention from both the law and Rice's employers. Partnering with his predecessor, a scientist who hopes to continue her research on the preserve, Rice puts into motion a plan that could expose the poachers but risks revealing his own whereabouts to the dangerous people he was running from in the first place. James McLaughlin expertly brings the beauty and danger of Appalachia to life.
Organize your way: simple strategies for every personality, Katie McMenamin
Stressing over the mess? Discover your personal organizing style – and stay organized forever! Organization isn't one-size-fits-all. Different people need different solutions. Fortunately, Katie and Kelly McMenamin – the organizing gurus behind PixiesDidIt! – have found the key to making organization stick, with strategies that work for every personality. Whether you're OCD or a little less fastidious, Katie and Kelly will help you discover your organizational style, using unconventional approaches or sticking to what already works. Along with personality-based solutions for every space in your home, they offer advice on solving strife between different "PixieTypes." So you can keep the stuff you love… and the peace.
For valour, Andy McNab
When a young trooper is shot dead, less than forty-eight hours later, he finds himself in the telescopic sights of an assassin bent on protecting a secret.
Red notice, Andy McNab
Deep beneath the English Channel, a small army of vicious terrorists has seized control of the Eurostar to Paris, taken 400 hostages at gunpoint and declared war on a government that has more than its own fair share of secrets to keep. One man stands in their way. An off-duty SAS soldier is hiding somewhere inside the train. Alone and injured, he's the only chance the passengers and crew have of getting out alive. Meet Andy McNab's explosive new creation, Sergeant Tom Buckingham, as he unleashes a whirlwind of intrigue and retribution in his attempt to stop the terrorists and save everyone on board including Delphine, the beautiful woman he loves. Hurtling us at breakneck speed between the Regiment's crack assault teams, Whitehall's corridors of power and the heart of the Eurotunnel action.
Plum, Hollie McNish
Hollie McNish has thrilled and entranced audiences the length and breadth of the UK with her compelling and powerful performances. Plum, her debut for Picador Poetry, is a wise, sometimes rude and piercingly candid account of her memories from childhood to attempted adulthood. This is a book about growing up, about guilt, flesh, fruit, friendships, work and play - and the urgent need to find a voice for the poems that will somehow do the whole glorious riot of it justice. Throughout Plum, McNish allows her recent poems to be interrupted by earlier writing from her younger selves – voices that speak out from the past with disarming and often very funny results. Plum is a celebration, a salute to a life in which we are always growing, tripping, changing and discovering new selves to add to our own messy stores. It will leave the reader in no doubt as to why McNish is considered one of the most important poets of the new generation.
Do not become alarmed: a novel, Maile Meloy
Secret world of butterflies, Courtney Sina Meredith
Did you know that butterflies taste with their feet, do a dark red poo when they come out of their chrysalises and that some drink the tears of crocodiles? How does the world look to them, do they ever sleep and how are some of them able to fly so high? This book will open your eyes to these magical creatures around us.
The Manson women and me: monsters, morality, and murder, Nikki Meredith
The author shares how she visited Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel in prison to find out how they had changed after years of incarceration for the brutal murders they performed for Charles Manson, and how getting to know them led to more questions.
Sweet vengeance, Fern Michaels
Tessa Jamison couldn't have imagined anything worse than losing her beloved twin girls and husband–until she was convicted of their murder. For ten years, she has counted off the days in Florida's Correctional Center for Women, fully expecting to die behind bars. Fighting to prove her innocence holds little appeal now that her family's gone. But on one extraordinary day, her lawyers announce that Tessa's conviction has been overturned due to a technicality, and she's released on bail to await a new trial. Hounded by the press, Tessa retreats to the small tropical island owned by her late husband's pharmaceutical company. There, she begins to gather knowledge about her case. For the first time since her nightmare began, Tessa feels a sense of purpose in working to finally expose the truth and avenge her lost family. One by one, the guilty will be led to justice, and Tessa can gain closure. But will she be able to learn the whole truth at last… and reclaim her freedom and her future?
The French art of not giving a fck, Fabrice Midal
It's time to stop giving a fck! Be calm… Stop stressing… Embrace the universe… Try yoga… Be fulfilled… and that's an order! We hear these commands everywhere, and we often torture ourselves to'try harder', yet somehow we never feel we've done quite enough. It's about time we stopped feeling guilty for not being perfect, and instead simply allowed ourselves to be angry, be tired, be silly, be passionate - to stop giving a fck, and just be. This international bestseller explains why the key to true mindfulness is freeing ourselves from social and often self-imposed stresses - and highlights how we can embrace life more fully by giving ourselves a break. One of the world's leading teachers of meditation and mindfulness, Midal offers us a new solution to the perennial problem of our too-much, too-fast modern life. It's OK, he urges us, to say no to the things that don't fulfill us. It's necessary, in fact, to give ourselves a break and say, simply,'Fck it! C'est la vie'. The French Art of Not Giving a Fck grants each of us permission to stop doing the things that don't make us happy. So we have room in our lives for the things that do.
Her every wish, Courtney Milan
Crash has never let the circumstances of his birth, or his lack of a last name, bother him. His associations may be unsavory, but money, friends, and infamy open far more interesting doors than respect ever could. His sole regret? Once lovely, sweet Daisy Whitlaw learned the truth about how he made his fortune, she cut him off. Daisy's father is dead, her mother is in ill health, and her available funds have dwindled to a memory. When the local parish announces a charity bequest to help young people start a trade, it's her last chance. So what if the grants are intended for men? If she's good enough, she might bluff her way into a future. When Crash offers to show her how to swagger with confidence, she knows he is up to no good. But with her life in the balance, she's desperate enough to risk the one thing she hasn't yet lost: her heart. Her Every Wish is a companion novella in the Worth Saga. It stands on its own, but those who wish to read in order might want to read the first book in the series, Once Upon a Marquess, before this one. The books in the Worth Saga are: 1. Once Upon a Marquess 1 1/2. Her Every Wish 2. After the Wedding 3. The Devil Comes Courting 4. The Return of the Scoundrel 5. The Kissing Hour 6. A Tale of Two Viscounts 7. The Return of the Earl
Urinary tract infection: neglecting repeated infections can lead to complications and endanger your health, Bruce Miller
Do you have a frequent urge to urinate? Do you get a burning sensation during urination? Having lower back pain or discomfort? You could be having an infection of the urinary tract. Urinary tract infection is a serious health problem affecting millions of people especially women of all ages, even young women, although it does not occur often in older women. Infection of the urinary tract probably is second only to respiratory problems. It is probably also the second leading cause of lost work days for women. This book takes you on a tour of your urinary tract and explores what can go wrong to cause an infection. It provides you with the latest research on the natural approach to preventing a urinary tract infection, particularly for those who are concerned about the rising problem of antibiotic resistance. We also delve at great lengths on how you can use lifestyle and diet to prevent a urinary tract infection and, if it has taken hold, what you can do about it. Do pick up this book, it may help you to understand more about this very common annoying disease which, if not treated early, can become a serious threat to your well-being! Keep your urinary tract free from infection and avoid spending your life around the toilet.
Miss Serena's secret, Carolyn Miller
With devastating scars in her past, Serena Winthrop is sure no man can be trusted–especially not a man like the too-smooth Viscount Carmichael. His reputation as a flirt and a gambler is everything she despises. And the young artist makes sure that this disreputable heir to an earldom knows of her deep disapproval whenever they encounter one another. Henry, Lord Carmichael, is perfectly aware of his charms. He's gambled with plenty of ladies' hearts as easily as he has with their husbands' money. But lately he's wondered if there's more to life–and if his actions might prove unworthy of an admirable wife such as his friends have found. When Serena's guardian asks his best friend to protect his young ward, Henry promises to be on his best behavior and not to woo her. But the more he learns of her, the more he realizes she might be his best reason for changing his character. Then the lady's painting leads her to London infamy. Now Henry must choose between the life mapped out for him as the earl apparent and the love of his life. And Serena's secret may mean the end of his titled family line.
Building a storybrand: clarify your message so customers will listen, Donald Miller
Explains how businesses can better connect with their customers through the use of a simplified brand message, one that fosters ease of understanding on websites, in brochures, and on social media.
Antiagon fire: the seventh book of the imager portfolio, L E Modesitt
In L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s Antiagon Fire, the hard-won battles fought in Imager's Battalion have earned Quaeryt a promotion to commander, as well as an assignment to convince the Pharsi High Council in the nation of Khel to submit to Lord Bhayar's rule, which is key to Bhayar's ambition to unite all of Solidar. Joined by his pregnant wife Vaelora, who is also Bhayar's sister, Quaeryt leads an army and a handful of imagers deeper into the hostile lands once held by the tyrannical Rex Kharst, facing stiff-necked High Holders, attacks by land and sea'including airborne fire launched by hostile imagers from the land of Antiago'and a mysterious order of powerful women who seem to recognize the great destiny that awaits Quareyt and Vaelora, as well as the cost of achieving it.
The love that I have, James Moloney
Margot Baumann has left school to take up her sister's job in the mailroom of a large prison. But this is Germany in 1944, and the prison is Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin. Margot is shielded from the camp's brutality as she has no contact with prisoners. But she does handle their mail and, when given a cigarette lighter and told to burn the letters, she is horrified by the callous act she must carry out with her own hands. This is especially painful since her brother was taken prisoner at Stalingrad and her family have had no letters from him. So Margot steals a few letters, intending to send them in secret, only to find herself drawn to their heart-rending words of hope, of despair, and of love. This is how Margot comes to know Dieter Kleinschmidt - through the beauty and the passion of his letters to his girlfriend. And since his girlfriend is also named Margot, it is like reading love letters written for her.
Girl in the mirror, Mary Alice Monroe
Charlotte Godowski was used to the horrified stares she received from strangers. She'd learned to accept her facial deformity, until one cruel incident compelled her to have the surgery that changed her life forever. Charlotte Godfrey is beautiful beyond compare. In Hollywood, where such beauty is power, her rise is meteoric. Suddenly she has everything she could want: acceptance, a future and a love she believes can see to the true beauty within. Charlotte Godowski and Charlotte Godfrey are two sides of the same woman-a woman who can trust no one with her secret. But when fate forces Charlotte to deal with the truth-about her past, about the man she loves, about herself-she discovers that only love has the power to transform a scarred soul.
The temptation of Gracie, Santa Montefiore
Gracie Burton is a grandmother, living quietly in Devon. She has rarely left the village over the past 40 years. Her daughter, Carina, is immensely high-powered with her own fast-paced business in London. She has very little time for her 17-year-old daughter, Anastasia, away at boarding school, and even less time for her aging mother. In many ways, the three of them barely know each other. Then Gracie stumbles upon an advertisement for a weeklong cookery course in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. She cannot resist and ploughs her life savings into the trip. Carina and Anastasia accompany her. They have no idea why Gracie has been drawn to this venture. They have no sense of her past; she has never spoken about it. They have no idea that Gracie is harbouring the secret of an extraordinary life that preceded them.
The royal rabbits of London: escape from the Tower, Santa Montefiore
Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible - by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet nose and a slice of mad courage! Little Shylo Tawny-Tail is proud to call himself one of the Royal Rabbits of London, a secret order who live under Buckingham Palace and fight evil across the world. But high up in London's famous skyscraper, the Shard, the horrible Ratzis are plotting to cause chaos during a visit from the President of the United States. And when the Grand Burrow is attacked and Shylo is kidnapped, it looks as though they might just manage it. Can Shylo escape in time to save the day?
The undoing of Saint Silvanus, Beth Moore
Jillian Slater hadn't seen her father or his mother in almost 20 years until, on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death, Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother's apartment house, calls and says Jillian's expenses would be paid if she'd fly in to New Orleans for the burial. What Adella didn't tell her was that the apartment house bears the dead weight of a long and painful history. As an investigation into her father's death unfolds, Jillian is drawn into the lives of the colourful collection of saints and sinners who pass through Saint Silvanus. Is her family actually cursed, or is it just this crazy old house that holds them all under its spell?
A prayer before dawn: a nightmare in Thailand, Billy Moore
A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of one man's fight to survive inside Klong Prem Prison, the notorious Bangkok Hilton. Billy Moore travelled to Thailand to escape a life of drug addiction and alcoholism. He managed to overcome his inner demons for a time but relapsed after trying ya ba–a highly-addictive form of methamphetamine. Moore's life quickly descended into chaos, drug dealing, and violence until he was eventually arrested and imprisoned in Klong Prem, a place where life has no value. A Prayer Before Dawn is no ordinary prison memoir; it's the story of one man's struggle to survive in one of the world's toughest prisons. It's also a story of redemption in the most unlikely of places.
Honeysuckle Hollow, Jennifer Moorman
Tessa Andrews believes she has her life all figured out, organized in carefully numbered lists to ensure she doesn't make bad decisions. But her meticulous process is shaken when torrential rain hits Mystic Water for twenty-six hours, forty-four minutes, and two seconds, leaving parts of the town, and her condo, drowning in floodwater. While seeking a more permanent residence, Tessa temporarily moves into an empty apartment above the Borellis' diner. Then she receives a package containing a set of tarnished keys belonging to the neglected historic mansion Honeysuckle Hollow, and a whole new set of troubles arise. When the Borellis' prodigal son visits Mystic Water and wants to stay in the apartment, Tessa tosses her numbered lists aside and makes a surprisingly reckless decision: she uses her entire life savings to buy Honeysuckle Hollow. But this historic home has a few surprises of its own. Nearly everyone doubts Tessa's sanity, but she finds unlikely support in an ancient Cherokee spear, a traveling mint plant, and a handsome architect on the run from his past. Will Honeysuckle Hollow outlast its naysayers and survive the town's capricious weather? Will Tessa be able to save the house and finally learn to follow her heart? Filled with charm, unexpected twists, and just a touch of magic, Honeysuckle Hollow is an enchanting tale of listening to one's heart, camping out indoors, and the difference acts of kindness can make.
How to keep a secret, Sarah Morgan
Those other women: the battle lines are drawn, whose side are you on?, Nicola Moriarty
Rivalries and resentments between mums and non-mums spiral wildly out of control in the compelling new book by the bestselling author of The Fifth Letter. Poppy and Annalise are driven mad by mums enjoying special privileges at work while they pick up the slack. Setting up a Facebook group to vent about smug mummies is just a healthy outlet - right? But as their new group's membership soars, the frustrated women start confronting mums in the real world. Cafes become battlegrounds, playgrounds become warzones and offices have never been more divided. A rivalry that was once harmless fun is about to spiral out of Poppy and Annalise's control. Because one of their members is a wolf in sheep's clothing. And she has an agenda of her own …
Hashtag Hermione - wipeout!, Emma Moss
Hermione's parents are separating - and although they're trying to deal with everything in the best way possible, it's difficult for Hermione not knowing who she'll end up living with, or where her home will be. At least she's got the school skiing trip to France to look forward to for a break from all the stress of being at home! The Girls Can Vlog. An inspirational story about the power of vlogging - complete with tips for making your own vlogs!
Festival frenzy!, Emma Moss
Wind; Pinball: two novels, Haruki Murakami
These first major works of fiction by Haruki Murakami centre on two young men–an unnamed narrator and his friend and former roommate, the Rat. Powerful, at times surreal, stories of loneliness, obsession, and eroticism, these novellas bear all the hallmarks of Murakami's later books, giving us a fascinating insight into a great writer's beginnings, and are remarkable works of fiction in their own right. Here too is an exclusive essay by Murakami in which he explores and explains his decision to become a writer. Prequels to the classics A Wild Sheep Chase and Dance Dance Dance, these early works are essential reading for Murakami completists and contemporary fiction lovers alike.
Millefiori, Omar Musa
A collection of love poems and fierce raps, Millefiori is Omar Musa's third book of poetry. Both dream-like and gritty, it also includes gorgeous illustrations and draft poems from Musa's notebook. Heartbreak, cocaine, colonial violence, memory and cave paintings: this is a world full of unbearable beauty and brutality. We know the world is a horror story, but it's also got love notes in the margins.
Parang., Omar Musa
Parang is the second collection of poetry from former Australian Poetry Slam winner Omar Musa. Written over four years, the collection explores Malaysian jungles, dark Australian streets, and dreams. Dealing with the issues of loss, migration and belonging, Parang is an incisive and sometimes raw look at the here and now of a changing world.
If tomorrow comes: Book 2 of the Yesterday's Kin Trilogy., Kress Nancy
Ten years after the Aliens left Earth, humanity succeeds in building a ship, Friendship, to follow them home to Kindred. Aboard are a crew of scientists, diplomats, and a squad of Rangers to protect them. But when the Friendship arrives, they find nothing they expected. No interplanetary culture, no industrial base-and no cure for the spore disease. A timeslip in the apparently instantaneous travel between worlds has occurred and far more than ten years have passed. Once again scientists find themselves in a race against time to save humanity and their kind from a deadly virus while a clock of a different sort runs down on a military solution no less deadly to all. Amid devastation and plague come stories of heroism and sacrifice and of genetic destiny and free choice, with its implicit promise of conscious change.
Only child, Rhiannon Navin
Black jasmine: a Lei crime novel, Toby Neal
The island of Maui is turquoise ocean, stunning vistas, and whalesong–but organized crime has a hidden hold, and Detective Lei Texeira tracks evil that hides behind a beautiful face. Lei and Stevens find a haven on Maui–until their new life as a couple is interrupted by murder. When a nameless teenage girl dies in an apparent vehicular suicide, Lei can't rest until she finds out what really happened. She blazes through all the wealth and poverty of island society in her quest for justice, rousing a deadly foe–even as she faces the personal demons of commitment and revenge that threaten the only real love she's ever known.
Torch ginger: a Lei crime novel, Toby Neal
The island of Kauaʻi is remote jungle, golden beaches and ancient culture–but transients are disappearing in paradise, and only Detective Lei Texeira notices. Fleeing a failed engagement, Detective Lei Texeira transfers to the island of Kauaʻi, where she uncovers a pattern of disappearances that may be related to a bizarre cult–or is it just one madman at work? In Lei's world, everyone is guilty until proven innocent. In Blood Orchids Lei battled her personal demons and won–but now they've come roaring back with reinforcements, including charming real estate magnate Alika Wolcott and former fiance Michael Stevens. In the midst of the biggest case sleepy Kauaʻi has ever seen, Lei must also discover who she loves.
Of orcas and men: what killer whales can teach us., David A Neiwert
A revelatory history of orcas evaluates them as one of the planet's most intelligent animals, challenging beliefs about their "killer" natures while citing the threats to their populations.
The last grain race, Eric Newby
In 1938, a young Eric Newby later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe. Every year from 1921 to 1939, the vessels involved in the grain trade would strive to find the shortest, fastest passage home'the grain race' in the face of turbulent seas, atrocious weather conditions and hard graft. First published in 1956,'The Last Grain Race', featuring many photographs from the author's personal collection, celebrates both the spirit of adventure and the thrill of sailing on the high seas. Newby's first-hand account engaging and informative, with frequent bursts of humour and witty observations from both above and below deck chronicles this classic sailing voyage of the Twenties and Thirties, and records the last grain race of maritime history.
Round Ireland in low gear, Eric Newby
'You've had some pretty crazy ideas in your life, Newby, but this is the craziest.' Grandmother Wanda Newby was exasperated after continuous rain, snow, and gales that knocked from her bike. Twice. To avoid other tourists, Eric Newby had decided that the depths of winter would be the very best time to explore Ireland by mountain bike. More astonishing still, he managed to persuade Wanda, his long-suffering wife and life-long co-traveller, to accompany him - mainly, she admitted, to'keep him out of trouble'. Lashed by winter storms, fuelled by Guinness and warmed by thermal underwear, their panniers laden with antique books on Ireland, the elderly adventurers cycle the highways and byways, encountering hospitable locals, swaying saints and ferocious dogs. From the shores of Donegal to the holy mountains, Newby guides the reader on a tale of mishap and magic, all in his own peculiar style of humour and charm, relishing his never-ending curiosity of the world and his insatiable quest for adventure.
Hidden Falls: a novel, Olivia Newport
Whether they realize it or not, their lives intertwine around Quinn. And when he disappears from Hidden Falls, the town just might unravel.
Regency yearning, Mary Nichols
The Hemingford Scandal: Jane had broken her engagement to Harry Hemingford and sent him packing after his scandalous behaviour. So why was he back now, just when Mr Allworthy had proposed? Her suitor was undoubtedly a good match, but had she ever really fallen out of love with Harry? And was safety really more important than the joyous happiness she found in Harry's arms? Perhaps Society's opinion should just go hang. Marrying Miss Hemingford: Independently wealthy, Miss Anne Hemingford acts upon her generous grandfather's final wish that she should go out into Society and make a proper life for herself. Accompanying her aunt to Brighton for the summer, Anne is frustrated by the lack of purpose in those around her. The exception is Dr Justin Tremayne. Apparently Justin is unsuitable marriage material, but at twenty-seven, Anne is prepared to ignore Society and go with her heart. Her hopes are sadly dashed by the arrival of Mrs Sophie Tremayne, Justin's sister-in-law. There is some mystery surrounding her - and it intimately involves the man Anne has come to love…
Freeing Grace, Charity Norman
Warm, insightful and poignant, Freeing Grace tells the story of David, curate of an inner-city parish, and Leila, his Nigerian-born wife. Unable to have children of their own, they're desperate for a family. When they finally hear they've been approved to adopt a baby, Grace, they can scarcely believe their good fortune. There's just one problem for which David and Leila cannot plan; Grace's birth family - the enigmatic, charismatic Harrisons. Enlisting their friend, the feckless, charming New Zealander, Jake Kelly - who's half in love with all of them, one way or another - the Harrisons send him on a quest that will force a confrontation. Ultimately, each has a terrible decision to make. Everyone only wants what's best for Grace - but who can say exactly what that is?
See you In September, Charity Norman
Cassy smiled, blew them a kiss.'See you in September,' she said. It was a throwaway line. Just words uttered casually by a young woman in a hurry. And then she'd gone. It was supposed to be a short trip-a break in New Zealand before her best friend's wedding. But when Cassy waved goodbye to her parents, they never dreamed that it would be years before they'd see her again. Having broken up with her boyfriend, Cassy accepts an invitation to stay in an idyllic farming collective. Overcome by the peace and beauty of the valley and swept up in the charisma of Justin, the community's leader, Cassy becomes convinced that she has to stay. As Cassy becomes more and more entrenched in the group's rituals and beliefs, her frantic parents fight to bring her home-before Justin's prophesied Last Day can come to pass. A powerful story of family, faith and finding yourself.
The elvenbane, Andre Norton
There will come a child. One born of human mother but fathered by the demons, possessed of magic more powerful than the elven lords! The child shall be hunted before its birth, yet shall escape the hunt and will rise up against the masters and cast them into the lowest hell… The world is run by the elvenlords. Powerful, proud and secure in their dominion they keep legions of human slaves for work and take their pleasure in elven or human concubines. The breeding of halfbreeds is strictly forbidden. Then Serina Daeth – the favoured human concubine of elven overlord Dryan – finds herself pregnant. Forced to flee into the desert, Serina dreams, as she dies, of a midwife delivering her baby, Shana; the midwife is in fact the shape-changing dragon-shaman Alara. But Shana is no ordinary child: raised by the dragons, she is destined to become the Elvenbane.
Right where we belong, Brenda Novak
Brenda Novak returns to Silver Springs with a moving story about rebuilding your life when you've got nothing left to lose Savanna Gray needs a do-over. Her "perfect" life unraveled when, to her absolute shock, her husband was arrested for attacking three women. With her divorce settled, she takes her two children home to Silver Springs to seek refuge between the walls of the farmhouse where she was born. It needs a little TLC, but she's eager to take control of something. Gavin Turner understands the struggle of starting over. Abandoned at a gas station when he was five, it wasn't until he landed at New Horizons Boys Ranch as a teen that he finally found some peace. He steps up when Savanna needs help fixing things; even when those things go beyond the farmhouse. Despite an escalating attraction to Gavin, Savanna resolves to keep her distance. She trusted her ex, who had a similarly tragic background, and is unwilling to repeat her past mistakes. But it's hard to resist a man whose heart is as capable as his hands.
No one but you, Brenda Novak
Struggling to make ends meet after a messy divorce, Sadie Harris is at the end of her tether. Her waitressing gig isn't enough to pay the bills let alone secure primary custody of her son, Jayden, a battle she refuses to lose. Desperate, she accepts a position assisting Dawson Reed–the same Dawson Reed who recently stood trial for the murder of his adoptive parents. Joining him at his isolated farm seems risky, but Sadie is out of options. Dawson has given small town Silver Springs plenty of reasons to be wary, but he's innocent of the charges against him. He wants to leave his painful past behind and fix up the family farm so he can finally bring his dependent sister home where she belongs. As Sadie and Dawson's professional relationship grows into something undeniably personal, Sadie realizes there's more to Dawson than the bad boy everyone else sees–he has a good heart, one that might even be worth fighting for.
Until you loved me, Brenda Novak
When a one-night stand leads to an unexpected pregnancy, workaholic scientist Ellie Fisher, who has trust issues after catching her fiancé with another man, tracks down the father and eventually learns that pro football player Hudson King has a lot of love to give.
Spinning silver, Naomi Novik
Spinning Silver is a new take on the classic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin, from Naomi Novik, the author of the award-winning Uprooted. Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of poverty - until Miryem intercedes. Hardening her heart, she sets out to retrieve what is owed, and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. But when an ill-advised boast brings her to the attention of the cold creatures who haunt the wood, nothing will be the same again. For words have power, and the fate of a kingdom will be forever altered by the challenge she is issued. Channeling the heart of the original fairy tale, Naomi Novik deftly interweaves six distinct narrative voices - each learning valuable lessons about sacrifice, power and love - into a rich, multi-layered fantasy.
Blue light Yokohama, Nicolás Obregón
Setagaya ward, Tokyo Inspector Kosuke Iwata, newly transferred to Tokyo's homicide department, is assigned a new partner and a second-hand case. Blunt, hard as nails and shunned by her colleagues, Assistant Inspector Noriko Sakai is a partner Iwata decides it would be unwise to cross. A case that's complicated - a family of four murdered in their own home by a killer who then ate ice cream, surfed the web and painted a hideous black sun on the bedroom ceiling before he left in broad daylight. A case that so haunted the original investigator that he threw himself off the city's famous Rainbow Bridge. Carrying his own secret torment, Iwata is no stranger to pain. He senses the trauma behind the killer's brutal actions. Yet his progress is thwarted in the unlikeliest of places. Fearing corruption among his fellow officers, tracking a killer he's sure is only just beginning and trying to put his own shattered life back together, Iwata knows time is running out before he's taken off the case or there are more killings …
The forbidden queen, Anne O'Brien
1415: The jewel in the French crown, Katherine de Valois, is waiting under lock and key for King Henry V. While he's been slaughtering her kinsmen in Agincourt, Katherine has been praying for marriage to save her from her misery. But the brutal King is one of war. It is her crown he wants not her innocent love. For Katherine, a pawn in a ruthless political game, England is a lion's den of greed, avarice and mistrust. And when the magnificent King leaves her widowed at twenty-one she is a prize ripe for the taking. Her heart is on her sleeve, her young son the future monarch, and her hand in marriage worth a kingdom. This is a deadly game; one the Dowager Queen must learn fast. The players Duke of Gloucester, Edmund Beaufort and Owen Tudor are circling. Who will have her? Who will stop her? Who will ruin her?
The Queen's choice, Anne O'Brien
'Joanna of Navarre knows her place in society. And defies it. Forthright, unemotional and politically minded, she is more than a match for the men in the court of Brittany. And when she inherits control of her lands after her husband's death, it's a testament to her intellect and loyal duty. Then comes an unexpected proposal - marriage to Henry IV, King of England. The price? Abandoning her homeland, leaving her children, and sacrificing her independence. Henry's hold on the crown is unsteady and war is brewing. Crossing the channel is a dangerous prospect. If Joanna's pride will allow it, this could be a chance to unite two nations. But pride comes before a fall, and there are many who conspire to watch Joanna tumble from the English throne …
Best of Myles: a selection from'Cruiskeen Lawn', Flann O'Brien
Under the pseudonym Myles na Gopaleen, Flann O' Brien wrote a daily column in the'Irish Times' called'Cruiskeen Lawn' for over twenty years which hilariously satirised the absurdities and solemnities of Dublin life. With shameless irony and relentless high spirits Myles''Cruiskeen Lawn' became the most feared, respected and uproarious newspaper column in the whole of Ireland from its first appearance in 1940 until his death in 1966. This wonderful selection from the'Cruiskeen Lawn' columns is a modern classic that will appeal to lovers of absurdity and sharp comic observation everywhere.
Untidy towns, Kate O'Donnell
Seventeen-year-old Adelaide is sick of being expected to succeed on other people's terms. She knows she just has to stick it out at school for one more year and then she'll be free. Instead, she runs away from her fancy boarding school back to her sleepy hometown to read and dream. But there are no free rides. When Addie's grandad gets her a job at the local historical society, she soon finds out that it's dusty and dull, just like her new life. Things change when she starts hanging out with Jarrod, a boy who seems full of possibilities. But it turns out he's as stuck as she is. And Addie realises that when you want something in life, you've actually got to do something about it. A heartfelt tale about love, friendship and finding your own way.
Gumption: relighting the torch of freedom with America's gutsiest troublemakers, Nick Offerman
As a follow up to his autobiography, Paddle Your Own Canoe, the star of Parks and Recreation now focuses on the lives of those who inspired him. From George Washington to Willie Nelson, he describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they inspire in him such great meaning. He combines serious history with light-hearted humor – comparing, say, George Washington's wooden teeth to his own experience as a woodworker. The subject matter allows Offerman to expound upon his favorite topics, areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat.
The death list, Marc Olden
A kingpin loses his little black book, and every pusher in the city will kill to find it. His name is Mr. Church. He is a drug kingpin whose empire stretches across six cities in the Northeast. And he is about to die. A rival dealer hires a gang of corrupt cops to end Church's reign – not just to get him out of the way, but to get ahold of his list. This small notebook holds the names of the couriers, suppliers, and crooked politicians who make the international drug trade run smoothly. The hit comes off, but the list vanishes.
Kill the dragon, Marc Olden
Only Bolt can save New York from an alliance between the Chinese and Italian mobs. In a dank Chinatown gymnasium, a dragon prepares for the parade. As the teenagers inside the monster practice its ungainly walk, four Sun Eagles surround them and open fire. Trapped inside the dragon, the small-timers never have a chance. For the crime of stealing Sun Eagle heroin, they die on the gymnasium floor. The hit puts the Sun Eagles at the top of the Chinatown heap, in position to strike the bargain that will make them rich.
Bad cops, Nick Oldham
Two seemingly unconnected murders lead DCI Henry Christie to uncover a terrifying conspiracy in this gritty police procedural. Two murders, apparently unconnected: one victim shot to death in his office, the other brutally stabbed in what appears to have been a road rage incident; neither case solved. Six months later, following a desperate plea from a chief constable, Detective Superintendent Henry Christie finds himself travelling across the country to carry out an urgent review of the two killings. His investigations will plunge him into a terrifying world of murder and corruption and find him pitted against a well-organized group who seem to anticipate his every move. Henry Christie is about to discover just how bad life can be when some backs are against the wall.
Down and out in Paris and London, George Orwell
This unusual fictional account - in good part autobiographical - narrates without self-pity and often with humour - the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two great cities. The Parisian episode is fascinating for its exposé of the kitchens of posh French restaurants, where the narrator works at the bottom of the culinary echelon as dishwasher, or plongeur. In London, while waiting for a job, he experiences the world of tramps, street people, and free lodging houses. In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society.
Brainstorm: detective stories from the world of neurology, Suzanne O'Sullivan
All this by chance, Vincent O'Sullivan
If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present. Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, with no memory of the Jewish family who sent their little girl to safety. When the couple emigrate, the peace they seek in New Zealand cannot overcome the past they have left behind. Following the lives of Eva, her daughter Lisa and her granddaughter Esther, All This by Chance is a moving multigenerational family saga about the legacy of the Holocaust and the burden of secrets never shared, by one of New Zealand's finest writers.
Stress less: make stress work for you not against you, Averil Overton
Understand your stress triggers and develop resilience and mindfulness so you can cope well. An excellent overview of what stress is and what causes it, including the thoughts and feelings that generate stress, the things we do when we are stressed, and the red alerts for stress at work. The author, a psychologist who specialises in this field, describes how we can use stress to our advantage - the message of distress means that something needs to change. She describes the role of our reactions to potentially stressful situations, where our reactions come from, and things that influence our reactions. Includes practical advice on getting rid of stress, taking control of your life and coping with stress at work. How to prevent stress, how to build stress resistance by taking agency in our lives, life balance and self care, and everyday relaxation techniques. With a focus on the miracle of mindfulness, this book will help you keep on keeping on.
Murdoch: the All Black who never returned, Ron Palenski
The story of Keith Murdoch, who passed away earlier this year, is the great unsolved mystery of world rugby. The All Black who was sent home from the tour of the British Isles in 1972 and who exiled himself to the vastness of the Australian outback remains a banner headline in rugby memories. It does so despite the passing of the years. The basics of the story are well known: the strength of the man who scored the All Blacks' only try against Wales, then the celebrations that night that went so horribly wrong. Murdoch only appeared publicly a few times in all those years since the tour, but never said much and nothing at all of the events of that night, or how he felt then and later. But now, the story can be told more fully than before through anecdotes and memories of teammates and colleagues and through the damning words of those who condemned him to his life on the run.
The best is yet to come, Diana Palmer
The second time around. Ryder always got what he wanted. Except Ivy. For years he'd waited and longed for her. Now she was free, and Ryder's patience was at an end. This time, he would make her irrevocably his. With this second chance, could he convince Ivy that the best was yet to come?
Diamond girl, Diana Palmer
The last person Kenna Dean had imagined teaming up with was her infuriating boss, Regan Cole. But they had a common goal–to break up the relationship between Regan's brother, Denny, and his latest girlfriend. Regan may have had his own reasons for wanting to split up the couple, but Kenna had made hers perfectly clear–she wanted Denny. Or so she'd thought. But as Kenna and Regan put their scheme into action, things begin to backfire on them. And what had started out as an unlikely alliance was suddenly promising them more than they'd ever anticipated!
A husband for Christmas, Diana Palmer
Snow kisses: When former model Abby Shane returns home to the Big Sky country she's always loved, she is a pale shadow of her former self. After what had happened to her in New York, she can't let any man touch her again. But Cade McLaren isn't just any man, and in his powerful arms Abby slowly begins to heal. If only his attentions stemmed from love instead of pity. Instead, Abby hungers for that other, all-consuming blaze she'd sparked in him one summer night a lifetime ago. Lionhearted: As Christmas approaches in Jacobsville, Texas, starry-eyed debutante Janie Brewster is determined to prove to rancher Leo Hart that she's perfect for him. However, attempting to dazzle the confirmed bachelor with her newly-acquired ranching skills only ends up vexing him even further. But wait… is it hot-blooded hunger–and not dark disdain–gleaming in his eyes during those smouldering kisses beneath the mistletoe?
Renegade, Diana Palmer
For newly appointed police chief Cash Grier, life in rural southeast Texas was quite a departure from his former world But Cash had learned never to take anything at face value and even now he sniffed an undercurrent of unrest. Then complications arose when he found himself distracted by desire for Tippy Moore – the'Georgia Firefly'. Cash was stunned by Tippy's amazing transformation from spoiled Hollywood starlet to unassuming beauty who had almost as many skeletons in her closet as he did. Despite himself, the hard-edged Texan discovered a kindred spirit in this woman who was selflessly devoted to raising her beleaguered younger brother. Before long Cash, a man who prided himself on self-restraint, found himself powerless to resist their explosive chemistry. Yet as Cash was beginning to believe that Tippy might be the one for him, an unforgivable betrayal ripped them apart, leading to despair, deceit and unexpected danger. As Cash licked his wounds, sharply hewn instincts alerted him that Tippy was in grave jeopardy. In a race against time he rode to the rescue but in the aftermath of a harrowing ordeal, the Tippy who Cash whisked home would not be the same woman. Now all roads led to this one pivotal moment that would test the very fabric of love that had once known no bounds.
Unlikely lover, Diana Palmer
Mari Raymond's matchmaking aunt had pulled a fast one. She'd tricked oilman Ward Jessup into inviting her young niece to his ranch – and persuaded Mari to accept the invitation and help the elderly rancher write his memoirs. But Mari quickly discovered that Ward was anything but old… and Ward found out that Mari was hardly a helpless young girl. And though they knew they'd been tricked, it didn't look as though either one of them was going to fight the power of Cupid's arrow.
The nine-chambered heart, Janice Pariat
Profound, illuminating and deeply moving, this is the kaleidoscopic story of one woman, told by those whom she has loved or been loved by. The powerful story of one woman as seen through the eyes of those she has loved or been loved by. In gemlike chapters, nine characters illuminate an unknowable woman. From the school art teacher who sees a spark of talent in her, to the man whose fleeting passion with her could change his life, to the female student whose friendship turns into love. This kaleidoscopic novella builds a life with colour, with light and dark, and in turn asks the reader: How does the world see you' The Nine-Chambered Heart is a deeply intimate, luminous and fine-boned novel that explores the nature of intimacy and how each connection you make forms who you are.
The high-protein vegetarian cookbook: hearty dishes that even carnivores will love, Katie Parker
Making up, Lucy Parker
Once upon a time, circus artist Trix Lane was the best around. Her spark vanished with her confidence, though, and reclaiming either has proved… difficult. So when the star of The Festival of Masks is nixed and Trix is unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight, it's exactly the push she needs. But the joy over her sudden elevation in status is cut short by a new hire on the makeup team. Leo Magasiva: disgraced wizard of special effects. He of the beautiful voice and impressive beard. Complete dickhead and–in an unexpected twist–an enragingly good kisser. To Leo, something about Trix is… different. Lovely. Beautiful, even though the pint-size, pink-haired former bane of his existence still spends most of her waking hours working to annoy him. They've barely been able to spend two minutes together for years, and now he can't get enough of her. On stage. At home. In his bed. When it comes to commitment, Trix has been there, done that, never wants to do it again. Leo's this close to the job of a lifetime, which would take him away from London, and from Trix. Their past is a constant barrier between them. It seems hopeless. Utterly impossible. And yet…
The room of white fire, T Jefferson Parker
A new thriller about a private investigator tasked with hunting down a returned soldier broken and made dangerous by his experiences at war.
BraveTart: iconic American desserts, Stella Parks
From one-bowl devil's food layer cake to a flawless cherry pie that's crisp even on the very bottom, BraveTart is a celebration of classic American desserts. Whether down-home delights like blueberry muffins and glossy fudge brownies or supermarket mainstays such as Vanilla Wafers and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, your favourites are all here.
The rose quilt, Mark Pasquini
It is the 1920s, in the world of quilting circles. A wealthy woman and prominent local quilter is murdered with a pair of quilting shears during the preparations for a local flower show, leaving a dying clue on the lap quilt she and the executive committee are making as the first prize. Unfortunately, the clue could point to anyone on the committee or any of her three adopted children. Steve Walsh is called to investigate, helped and hindered at every turn by the late quilter's flapper daughter and by the scrappy reporter Julie Boroni. Will Steve catch the murderer? Will he remain a bachelor or will he finally settle down (and with whom)? A classic murder mystery with a quilty twist, this historical fiction novel is sure to grab every quilter's imagination and make them long for a bygone era.
Dead shot, Jack Patterson
Working as a journalist at a small weekly paper in rural Idaho, Cal Murphy begins losing his big city dreams of writing for a metro paper before his passion is reignited after three high school star athletes are found dead in a 24-hour period. As he and fellow photographer Kelly Mendoza attempt to make sense of bizarre circumstances that led to the teens' deaths, Cal makes a chilling discovery, uncovering a vast conspiracy that grows darker with every twist and turn. With a mastermind determined to silence Cal and Kelly for good, the young reporters ultimately must decide if their lives are worth the risk to reveal the truth.
Deadly cargo, James Patterson
James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. When a distress call is received at the Casco Cove Coast Guard Station in Alaska, Rick O'Neill readies his team for a rescue mission. In the storm-tossed freezing waters they find the foundering Russian cargo ship, but when they try to make contact they receive no response. Boarding what appears to be a deserted vessel, O'Neill begins to realise that nothing on this ship is as it seems, and he may have just led his team into a trap.
Haunted, James Patterson
Detective Michael Bennett and his family are about to be haunted by a father's worst nightmare, the signs he should have seen and a son's desperate cry for help. Reeling from a crisis that would destroy lesser families, the Bennetts escape New York for a much-needed vacation. An idyllic country town in the Maine woods is haunted by an epidemic emptying its streets and preying on its youth. Turns out the vacation brochures don't tell the full story; the seemingly perfect community has a deadly vice. When local cops uncover a grisly crime scene buried deep in the woods, they consult the vacationing Bennett, who jumps at the chance to atone for his own sins. You can take Michael Bennett out of New York City, but you can't take the cop out of Michael Bennett. But far from the city streets he knows so well, no one will talk to the big-city detective, and the bodies keep piling up. A young, hardscrabble, and forgotten girl is haunted by a traumatic history. Homeless and destitute, she represents the closest thing Bennett has to a partner in his frantic hunt for the ghostlike perpetrator behind the violence. Will Bennett and his unlikely ally unmask the culprit before anyone else winds up haunted?
Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson
Detective Alex Cross is thwarted at every turn while he attempts to investigate the abduction of the president's son and daughter and also discovers a deadly contagion released in the capital's water supply that foreshadows a larger, more devastating attack.
Kiss the girls, James Patterson
Detective Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying case of his career. Alex Cross's niece, Naomi, is missing. Cross fears the disappearance could be linked to a string of recent abductions and murders. Two brilliant and twisted killers, operating on opposite sides of the country, are collaborating and competing, encouraging each other to perpetrate increasingly horrific crimes. Cross must hunt down these two brutal masterminds - not only to rescue his niece, but also to save the lives of the many others still in danger…
Play with me., Michael Pedersen
Michael Pedersen is slowly building a reputation as a name to look out for, and has received plaudits from Stephen Fry and Irvine Welsh. As a spoken work poet, his readings are as memorable as they are witty, laced with an electric energy, as he recites from memory his highly engaging, accessible poetry. From NHS overdose clinics to overrun gardens, talking Cambodian treehouses to the teenage perversion of a young Scot on a French Exchange, Pedersen's poetry is a rich and fantastical feast of flavours, landscape and language.
Kompromat: how Russia undermined American democracy, Jeff Pegues
A timely and essential book from the CBS correspondent who has led their coverage of Russia election interference and the FBI counterintelligence investigation into whether the Trump Campaign coordinated with the Russians. In this compelling account of how the Russians hacked the 2016 election, CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues reveals how far the Kremlin poked into voter databases and why it happened. He also investigates the steps taken to shore up election systems in states across the country ahead of the 2018 midterm and indeed the 2020 Presidential election. Based on exclusive interviews with officials from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and cybersecurity experts, Pegues takes readers behind the scenes and into the minds of investigators following the case. He delves into the shadowy world of Russian spies, unraveling the complicated web of contacts between Russian operatives and Trump representatives during the campaign. In one chapter, he focuses on Valeri Gerasimov, widely believed to be the mastermind behind a Russian cyber strategy designed to influence and disrupt democracies. Evidence is presented showing that the Russians infiltrated not only Democratic Party computer networks in the US, but networks in the Ukraine and Europe as well. Consulting with representatives of top cyber security firms, the author discusses what states are doing to protect voting systems in the next midterm elections and beyond. Fascinating and chilling at the same time, Kompromat opens a window into the murky world of espionage, digital warfare, and a newly aggressive Russia brazenly inserting itself into U. S. politics.
I'll keep you safe., May Peter
Friends since childhood, and lovers and business partners as adults, Niamh and Ruairidh are owners of a small Hebridean company, Ranish Tweed, that weaves its own very special version of Harris Tweed. Although it's a small company, their fabrics have become internationally sought-after as a niche brand in the world of fashion and haute couture. But the threads of their relationship are beginning to fray. As they prepare for an important showing at the Premire Vision fabric fair, held in Paris every year, Niamh accuses Ruairidh of having an affair with Irina, a Russian fashion designer they work with–a fight that ends with Ruairidh storming off and getting into Irina's car. Moments later, Niamh watches in horror as the car containing her life partner explodes in a ball of flame.
Dead drift, Dani Pettrey
Burning debris littering the ground… smoke pluming in the acrid air… this is just the beginning if he fails. Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target's latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core. Private Investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving Luke Gallagher after he disappeared. But she also never imagined he left her or his life by choice. Now he's back, and together they must unravel a twisting thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal while on the brink of a biological disaster. Will they and their love survive, or will Luke and Kate become the terrorists' next mark?
Rock solid, Carly Phillips
Connor Prescott doesn't do one night stands (yes, ladies, he's an anomaly) so when he meets a beautiful woman during a snowed in night at the airport who wants to forget her heartache, he makes an exception. Their night together is incendiary, and by morning Connor wants more … except his sexy stranger is gone. He's pretty sure he'll never see her again, until three and a half years later she finds him, and changes his entire world with three little words … You're a daddy.
The moaning of life: the worldly wisdom of Karl Pilkington, Karl Pilkington
Karl Pilkington is forty years old. He's not married, he doesn't have kids, and he's got a job where he's known as an'idiot'. It's time for him to take stock and face up to life's big question - what does it all mean? Karl is no stranger to travel, and now he's off on a series of adventures around the globe to find out how other cultures approach life's big issues. Travelling from far-flung tribes to high-tech cities, Karl experiences everything from a drive-thru wedding in Las Vegas to a vocational theme park in Japan, he meets a group of people in Mexico who find happiness through pain, undergoes a plastic surgery procedure in LA, and even encounters a woman in Bali who lets him help deliver her baby. Have his experiences changed him? You can find out in this hilarious new book where Karl shares his stories (and opinions) in his inimitable style. Karl Pilkington is back on the road, and this time he's on a journey of self-discovery …
More moaning: the enlightened one returns, Karl Pilkington
After going on a journey of discovery in The Moaning of Life, the enlightened one - otherwise known as Karl Pilkington - finds himself back on the road. – Will his travels around the world bring him any closer to the meaning of life? Find out in his hilarious new book.
The million-dollar, one-person business: make great money. Work the way you like. Have the life you want, Elaine Pofeldt
The indispensable guide to earning a six-figure take-home income on your own terms, from Forbes. com contributing writer Elaine Pofeldt. The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it. She explains how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business, showing how a single individual can generate $1 million in revenue-something only larger small companies have done in the past. Both inspirational and practical, this book will appeal to all who seek a great worklife and a great lifestyle.
The Christmas café, Amanda Prowse
Bea is fifty three, and she's just lost her husband after thirty years of marriage. To distract herself from grief, she throws herself into her work running the Reservoir Street Kitchen in one of Sydney's most fashionable districts. But then an email from a cafe-owner in Edinburgh prompts her to take a trip to Scotland in the depths of winter. Her journey will be one of self-discovery, as she is drawn back to a secret past - and a secret love - that she has tried to forget. Set between Sydney and Edinburgh at Christmas, this is a story of family ties, lost love, and the power of the past.
Theo: one love, two stories, Amanda Prowse
Two new novels from million-copy bestselling author Amanda Prowse, that tell the story of one couple from both sides … This is Theo's story.
Three-and-a-half heartbeats, Amanda Prowse
Grace and Tom Penderford had a strong marriage, a comfortable home in the Hertfordshire countryside, and a healthy baby girl. They were happy. They were normal. But soon after Chloe turns three, tragedy strikes. A disease called Sepsis claims the life of their daughter, devastating their little family. The Penderfords had never heard of Sepsis: a cruel, indiscriminate disease that claims a life somewhere in the world every three and a half seconds. Now, with their world crumbling, they must mend each others broken hearts … and try to save their marriage if they can.
The right side: a novel, Spencer Quinn
LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military, and came back a much lesser person, mentally and physically. Now missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred, she can barely remember the disastrous desert operation that almost killed her. She is confused, angry, and suspects the fault is hers, even though nobody will come out and say it. Shattered by one last blow; the sudden death of her hospital roommate, Marci, LeAnne finds herself on a fateful drive across the country, reflecting on her past and seeing no future. Her native land is now unfamiliar, recast in shadow by her one good eye, her damaged psyche, her weakened body. Arriving in the rain-soaked small town in Washington State that Marci had called home, she makes a troubling discovery: Marci's eight-year-old daughter has vanished. When a stray dog; a powerful, dark, unreadable creature, no one's idea of a pet, seems to adopt LeAnne, a surprising connection is formed and something shifts inside her. As she becomes obsessed with finding Marci's daughter, LeAnne and her inscrutable canine companion are drawn into danger as dark and menacing as her last Afghan mission. This time she has a strange but loyal fellow traveler protecting her blind side. Enthralling, suspenseful, and psychologically nuanced, The Right Side introduces one of the most unforgettable protagonists in modern fiction: isolated, broken, disillusioned, yet still seeking redemption and purpose, LeAnne takes hold of the reader and never lets go.
Airborne, Robert Radcliffe
17 September 1944: the Allies have launched the largest airborne offensive in history, delivering 36,000 troops by parachute and glider to the Dutch-German Border. In what will become known as the Battle of Arnhem, half of them will fall as casualties of war. Among their number is Theo Trickey, a young paratrooper so dreadfully injured he is not expected to survive. Under the care of Medical Officer Captain Daniel Garland, Trickey is shipped to Germany as a Prisoner of War. As Garland slowly nurses him back to health, he discovers that there's much that is unusual about Trickey, starting with a chance meeting he had with Erwin Rommel before the War.
Freefall, Robert Radcliffe
Dreadfully injured in the Arnhem landings, paratrooper Theo Trickey was never expected to survive. Medical Officer Captain Daniel Garland pulled Trickey's comatose body from a pile of copses, keeping him alive as they were shipped to a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. As Garland discovers, Trickey has had a remarkable war. Boy soldier, commando, paratrooper, intelligence officer - fighting from northern France to the African desert. But that's not all. What was Trickey's connection with Germany's greatest general, the recently deceased Erwin Rommel? Why have the Desert Fox's loyalest officers tracked him down and just what is it that they want Garland to do?
South Pacific, Charles Rawlings-Way
South Pacific is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Laze on New Caledonia's white sand beaches; learn traditional dance in Tahiti or hike through Fiji's'Garden Island', all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the South Pacific and begin your journey now!
Alive., Piers Paul Read
The true story behind the film: A rugby team resorts to the unthinkable after a plane crash in the Andes. Spirits were high when the Fairchild F-227 took off from Mendoza, Argentina, and headed for Santiago, Chile. On board were forty-five people, including an amateur rugby team from Uruguay and their friends and family. The skies were clear that Friday, October 13, 1972, and at 3:30 p. m., the Fairchild's pilot reported their altitude at 15,000 feet. But one minute later, the Santiago control tower lost all contact with the aircraft. For eight days, Chileans, Uruguayans, and Argentinians searched for it, but snowfall in the Andes had been heavy, and the odds of locating any wreckage were slim. Ten weeks later, a Chilean peasant in a remote valley noticed two haggard men desperately gesticulating to him from across a river. He threw them a pen and paper, and the note they tossed back read: "I come from a plane that fell in the mountains …"; Sixteen of the original forty-five passengers on the F-227 survived its horrific crash. In the remote glacial wilderness, they camped in the plane's fuselage, where they faced freezing temperatures, life-threatening injuries, an avalanche, and imminent starvation. As their meagre food supplies ran out, and after they heard on a patched-together radio that the search parties had been called off, it seemed like all hope was lost. To save their own lives, these men and women not only had to keep their faith, they had to make an impossible decision: Should they eat the flesh of their dead friends? A remarkable story of endurance and determination, friendship and the human spirit, Alive is the dramatic bestselling account of one of the most harrowing quests for survival in modern times.
The Holocaust: a new history, Laurence Rees
This landmark work answers two of the most fundamental questions in history - how, and why, did the Holocaust happen? Laurence Rees has spent twenty-five years meeting survivors and perpetrators of the Holocaust. Now, in his magnum opus, he combines their enthralling eyewitness testimony, a large amount of which has never been published before, with the latest academic research to create the first accessible and authoritative account of the Holocaust in more than three decades. This is a new history of the Holocaust in three ways. First, and most importantly, Rees has created a gripping narrative that that contains a large amount of testimony that has never been published before. Second, he places this powerful interview material in the context of an examination of the decision making process of the Nazi state, and in the process reveals the series of escalations that cumulatively created the horror. Third, Rees covers all those across Europe who participated in the deaths, and he argues that whilst hatred of the Jews was always at the epicentre of Nazi thinking, what happened cannot be fully understood without considering the murder of the Jews alongside plans to kill millions of non-Jews, including homosexuals,'Gypsies' and the disabled. Through a chronological, intensely readable narrative, featuring enthralling eyewitness testimony and the latest academic research, this is a compelling new account of the worst crime in history.
Cold-blooded, Lisa Regan
Fourteen years ago, high school track star Sydney Adams was gunned down in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. The investigation yielded useless clues, and the case went cold. But homicide detective Augustus Knox never gave up on finding Sydney's killer. Now, retired from the police force and with only months to live, he enlists the help of private investigator Jocelyn Rush to clear the case once and for all. Armed with little more than a theory as to who murdered Sydney, Jocelyn tries to lure a killer into the open. But unravelling the mystery means facing off against a cunning psychopath whose ruthlessness knows no bounds. When more bodies start to pile up, Jocelyn has to decide just how far she's willing to go to catch a cold-blooded killer.
Breaking up with Barrett, Katy Regnery
Breaking Up with Barrett is the first of six books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love. (Except Alex. He's a womanizing manwhore. And maybe Stratton, because he's wicked hot, but super awkward around girls.) Barrett English "the Shark" is the fair-haired, first-born of the English brothers, and the CEO of the oldest, most prestigious investment banking firm in Philadelphia. He rules the boardroom with an iron fist, refusing to take no for an answer and always getting his way. Emily Edwards, a first-year doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, grew up in the gatehouse on the outskirts of Barrett's childhood estate. The daughter of his family's gardener and housekeeper, she was always looking through the window of privilege, but forced to remember her place at the very periphery of the kingdom. When business partners suggest that a fiancee might soften Barrett's image over business dinners, he approaches Emily for the "job" of fiancee. And while love wasn't necessarily on Barrett's radar, he begins to realize that Emily always has been. But will his take-no-prisoners boardroom tactics work on the heart of the woman he loves
Jonquils for Jax, Katy Regnery
Katy Regnery's New York Times bestselling Blueberry Lane series continues with The Rousseau siblings. Jacqueline - Jax - Rousseau is vivacious, rich, smart and beautiful, but that doesn't mean she's lucky in love: she's dated doctors, lawyers, actors and politicians who've all managed to end up disappointing her. In fact, she's on a self-imposed hiatus from love when she has an unpleasant run-in with her neighbour's gorgeous new landscaper, Gardener Thibodeaux. Jax is not accustomed to gruff, ill-mannered men that can't be charmed, but when he saves her skin, she realizes that something about Gard intrigues her… and if she can find her way through the armour that surrounds his heart, she might finally find a love that won't let her down.
Dr. Strange Beard, Penny Reid
Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He'd also like to forget her entirely, but that's never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything–every look, every word, every single unrequited second–and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone. Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be … Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She'd also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that's a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She's more than happy to forget he exists. But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favour … Dr. Strange Beard is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a stand-alone, and is the fifth book in the Winston Brothers series.
Secrets of the shipyard girls, Nancy Revell
Shipyard girls in love, Nancy Revell
Waste not: make a big difference by throwing away less, Erin Rhoads
We need to talk about waste. Shrink-wrapped vegies, disposable coffee cups, clothes and electronics designed to be upgraded every year: we are surrounded by stuff that we often use once and then throw away. Each year Australian households produce enough rubbish to fill a three-bedroom home, including thousands of dollars worth of food and an ever-increasing amount of plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down and often ends up in our oceans or our food chain. But what to do about such a huge problem? Is it just the price we pay for the conveniences of modern life? What if it were possible to have it both ways - to live a modern life with less waste? That's where Erin Rhoads, aka The Rogue Ginger, comes in. Erin went from eating plastic-packaged takeaway while shopping online for fast fashion, to becoming one of Australia's most popular eco-bloggers. Erin knows that small changes can have a big impact. In Waste Not she shares everything she's learnt from her own funny, inspiring - and far-from-perfect - journey to living with less waste.
Blood canticle, Anne Rice
Lady of the night, Emilie Richards
The fragile young woman, lying comatose in the ward of City Hospital in New Orleans, has no name and no memories. When she finally awakens, the one thing she can remember is a man's voice calling her back to consciousness. In all his years of training, no one has touched psychologist Joshua Martane in the same way, and he is determined to help her. Suspected prostitute. Near victim of a serial killer. Mystery surrounds who she is–and who she isn't. One thing is certain. Joshua realizes he has become entranced with the woman he names Maggie. Therapists should never be involved with their patients, but Maggie quickly becomes more to him. Whatever her secrets, Joshua knows he has to help her find answers. For both their sakes.
Widow's wreath, Cynthia Riggs
It's a case of cold feet-and cold-blooded murder-as 92-year-old poet/sleuth Victoria Trumbull gets more than she bargained for after hosting an ill-fated wedding. A wedding on picturesque Martha's Vineyard promises to be the affair of the season when Penny Arbuthnot asks her cousin, feisty 92-year-old poet Victoria Trumbull, if she can use her property for the reception. Victoria agrees-but she has no idea what's in store for the hapless couple. For one, Penny is seriously in debt and desperate to marry money. She thinks she's on the road to riches when she hooks Rocco Bufano, whose father is a multi-billionaire. But unbeknownst to Penny, Rocco's been disowned by dad. He's also in hock up to his ears, and thinks he's bagged the catch of a lifetime in a wealthy Vineyard native. He also knows that someone is out to kill him. In fact, several guests have a reason to off Rocco, among them an autistic savant with a prodigious knowledge of murder weapons. Victoria has assumed the reception will be a modest lemonade-and-gingersnap affair-but when a body is found in her cellar, it may be a happily-never-after.
The love letter, Lucinda Riley
Keeping secrets is a dangerous game… 1995, London. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core. Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist, assigned to cover the legendary actor's funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are there. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind, the contents of which others have been desperate to conceal for over seventy years. As she peels back the veil of lies that has shrouded the secret, she realizes that there are other forces attempting to prevent her from discovering the truth. And they'll stop at nothing to reach the letter before she does.
The wicked cousin, Stella Riley
Sebastian Audley has spent years setting every city in Europe by the ears and keeping the scandal-sheets in profit. Word that he is finally returning to London becomes the hottest topic of the Season and casts numerous young ladies - many of whom have never seen him - into a fever of anticipation. Cassandra Delahaye is not one of them. In her opinion, love affairs and duels, coupled with a reputation for never refusing even the most death-defying wager, suggest that Mr Audley is short of a brain cell or two. And while their first, very unorthodox meeting shows that perhaps he isn't entirely stupid, it creates other reservations entirely. Sebastian finds dodging admiring females and living down his reputation for reckless dare-devilry a full-time occupation. He had known that putting the past behind him in a society with an insatiable appetite for scandal and gossip would not be easy. But what he had not expected was to become the target of a former lover's dangerous obsession … or to find himself falling victim to a pair of storm-cloud eyes.
What she saw, Mark Roberts
When a nine-year-old boy is left to die inside a burning car on a sink estate in Peckham, DCI David Rosen is drafted in to investigate. The young boy has been severely burned, and is now fighting for his life. As Rosen and his team begin to scour the crime scene for forensic evidence, they discover something chilling; a graffiti image of a sinister eye, drawn in exquisite detail above the site of the wreckage and behind it, a series of mysterious markings, etched into the wall. Could the markings represent a secret code left by the killer – a code that will hold the key to the investigation? Eleven-year-old Macy Conner is the only witness to the arson attack. Macy is an unusual child, deeply observant and articulate. But the more Rosen examines her testimony, the more he starts to question her version of events. Soon, Rosen begins to see that Macy is not quite the innocent, lost little girl she appears to be, there are darker forces at work among the children of the estate. DCI Rosen must fight to get to the truth before another attack takes place, and another soul is taken.
The long take, Robin Robertson
Sailing the forest: selected poems, Robin Robertson
Swithering, Robin Robertson
The wrecking light, Robin Robertson
Hill of doors, Robin Robertson
Absence of mind: the dispelling of inwardness from the modern myth of the self, Marilynne Robinson
In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought—science, religion, and consciousness. Crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, Absence of Mind challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. In Robinson's view, scientific reasoning does not denote a sense of logical infallibility, as thinkers like Richard Dawkins might suggest. Instead, in its purest form, science represents a search for answers. It engages the problem of knowledge, an aspect of the mystery of consciousness, rather than providing a simple and final model of reality. By defending the importance of individual reflection, Robinson celebrates the power and variety of human consciousness in the tradition of William James. She explores the nature of subjectivity and considers the culture in which Sigmund Freud was situated and its influence on his model of self and civilization. Through keen interpretations of language, emotion, science, and poetry, Absence of Mind restores human consciousness to its central place in the religion-science debate.
Rescued, David Rosenfelt
Defence lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases. He'd much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom. However, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can't help but get involved. Of course Andy is eager to help the dogs, many of whom come to the Tara Foundation while awaiting forever homes– it's the man accused of murder who he has a problem defending. The accused, Kramer, just happens to be Andy's wife Laurie's ex-fiancé; her tall, good looking, ex-Marine ex-fiancé. Even though he acknowledges having argued with the victim, he swears that he is not a killer, and though he would rather not, Andy has to admit he believes he's telling the truth.
Oreo, Fran Ross
Paul Auster Oreo has been raised by her maternal grandparents in Philadelphia. Her black mother tours with a theatrical troupe, and her Jewish deadbeat dad disappeared when she was an infant, leaving behind a mysterious note. Oreo's quest is to find her father, and discover the secret of her birth. What ensues in Fran Ross's opus is a playful, modernized parody of the classical odyssey of Theseus with a feminist twist, immersed in seventies pop culture, and mixing standard English, black vernacular, and Yiddish with wisecracking aplomb. Oreo, our young hero, navigates the labyrinth of sound studios and brothels and subway tunnels in Manhattan, seeking to claim her birth-right while unwittingly experiencing and triggering a mythic journey of self-discovery like no other.
Strength in stillness: the power of transcendental meditation, Robert Roth
Wonder Woman. Vol. 1, The lies, Greg Rucka
Heroic. Iconic. Unstoppable. Armed with her Lasso of Truth and imbued with the power of the gods themselves, Princess Diana of Themyscira–known to the world as Wonder Woman–is one of the greatest superheroes in history. But who is she… really? Not even Wonder Woman herself knows for sure. Diana's links to both the Amazons and the Gods of Olympus have been severed. Her memories are a tangle of contradictions that even her lie-detecting lasso cannot untangle. To solve the riddle of her origin, she must embark on her greatest quest of all: finding a way back to her vanished home. To get there, she must team up with her greatest enemy, the feral beast-woman, Cheetah. Will this unlikely alliance shine the light of truth on Diana's darkest secrets, or bury them–and her–forever?
Wonder Woman. Vol. 2, Year one, Greg Rucka
A part of DC Rebirth! New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka continues his return to WONDER WOMAN! The team of Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana's first year as Earth's protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own… one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman's journey begins in this epic origin story! Collects WONDER WOMAN #2, #4, #6, #8, #10, #12, #14. Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world's greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business. Honouring the past, protecting our present and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.
Wonder Woman. Volume 3, The truth, Greg Rucka
Diana's search for the truth about herself, her history, and her home Themyscira, takes her on a journey into darkness. But the price of understanding may be one sacrifice too many for Wonder Woman.
The Pucelle connection, Estelle Ryan
The Uccello connection, Estelle Ryan
Coded paintings. Missing planes. Dirty bombs. After a foiled attempt on the lives of world leaders, criminal mastermind Ivan Fradkov successfully eludes world-renowned nonverbal expert Doctor Genevieve Lenard and her team for months. But things heat up quickly when a stranger is assassinated in the chair next to Genevieve while she's having lunch with her friend.
Baby daddy, Kendall Ryan
We met in a trapped elevator. Emmett was on his way to work, sophisticated and handsome in his tailored suit and tie. I was on my way to the sperm bank. Awkward, right? At thirty-five, my life hadn't taken the path I thought it would and I was tired of waiting–I wanted a baby. And I was ready to take matters into my own hands to make it happen. After our ill-fated elevator encounter, Emmett insisted on taking me to dinner–he also insisted on something else–that I ditch my plan involving a turkey baster and let him do the job. He would be my baby daddy. He was a wealthy and powerful CEO with little interest in diapers or playdates. And since he didn't want kids, I'd be on my own once his bun was in my oven, free to go my own way. But once his baby was inside me, it was like a switch had been flipped, and I got a whole lot more than I ever bargained for.
In shadows, Sharon Sala
Heartstone, C J Sansom
Sinless., Tarkoff Sarah
In Grace Luthers world, morality is physically enforced. Those who are "e;good"e; are blessed with beauty, while those who are not suffer horrifying consequencesdisfigurement or even death. The daughter of a cleric, Grace has always had faith in the higher power that governs her world. But when she stumbles onto information that leaves her questioning whether there are more complicatedand dangerousforces manipulating the people around her, she finds herself at the center of an epic battle, where good and evil are not easily distinguished. Despite all her efforts to live a normal teenage life, Grace is faced with a series of decisions that will risk the lives of everyone she lovesand, ultimately, her own. With each page in this electrifying debut novel, Sarah Tarkoff masterfully plunges us into a nightmarish vision of the future. Full of high drama and pulsating tension, Sinless explores the essential questions teenagers wrestle with every dayWhat is beauty? What is faith? Do we take our surroundings at face value and accept all that we have been taught, or do we question the mores of the society into which we are born, and places them in the context of a dark, dystopian world where appearances are most definitely deceiving.
American chick in Saudi Arabia: a memoir, Jean P Sasson
It all begins with an ad in the newspaper. When Jean Sasson, a young Southern woman living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, answers a call to work in the royal hospital in Saudi Arabia, what should have been a two-year stay turns into a life-changing adventure spanning over a decade. Over the years Jean is plunged into the hidden lives of the veiled women in Riyadh, where women are locked in luxurious homes and fundamentalist mutawas terrorise the streets. Jean meets women from all walks of life–a feisty bedouin, an educated mother, a conservative wife of a high-ranking Saudi, and a Saudi princess the world knows as Princess Sultana–all who open a window into Saudi culture and help to reshape Jean's worldviews. American chick in Saudi Arabia is the first installment in a heartfelt, inspiring memoir about Jean's thirty-year travels and adventures in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait and Iraq.
The complete princess trilogy, Jean P Sasson
Princess: a true story of life behind the veil in Saudi Arabia., Jean Sasson
It's a wonderful knife, Elise Sax
It's a Wonderful Knife is the 10th installment of the hilarious Matchmaker Mysteries Series. It's wedding time in Cannes. Gladie's wedding. But once again, love has to take a backseat to murder. Will Gladie's wedding go off without a hitch? Ha! Just kidding. Enjoy the mayhem as Gladie and Spencer finally say their vows and realize their happily ever after. Matchmaker Mysteries… Sometimes love comes with a few dead ends.
Ship of ghoul, Elise Sax
Gladie and Spencer are finally married. After they're gifted a honeymoon cruise, they're on their way into international waters. But the ship is less than luxurious, and the ship's crew isn't what they seem. When Gladie stumbles on a dead body, the newlyweds are thrust into a life-or-death mystery. Gladie's "gift" could come in handy to find the killer, but she might find herself overboard before justice is served. "Ship of Ghouls" is the 11th installment of the Matchmaker Mysteries series. It is a novella. Matchmaker… sometimes love comes with some dead ends.
Catherine Saxelby's complete food and nutrition companion: the ultimate A-Z guide., Catherine Saxelby
Winner of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Bruce Chandler Book Prize in 2014 for this ultimate guide to health through food and nutrition, Catherine Saxelby, Australia's most respected nutritionist, now brings you an updated edition of the guide. Despite the huge gains in nutritional knowledge, healthy eating has not become easier. In our time-poor society, fewer people regularly cook and eat at home, and many rely on take-away and fastfoods. In effect, we are suffering from malnutrition in the midst of plenty, along with many modern lifestyle diseases: obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. A leading nutritionist for over 25 years, Catherine has educated a generation of Australians about healthy eating and getting the most from their diet. In this updated edition of the Complete Food and Nutrition Companion, Catherine presents an A-Z guide of everything you need to know to get healthy, live longer and live better. With more than 500 entries covering whole foods, processed foods, additives, nutrients, supplements and more, this is the ultimate family reference for good health and nutrition.
Slowly we die, Emelie Schepp
The bride's matchmaking triplets, Regina Scott
Marriage by Necessity… When mail-order bride Elizabeth Dumont's intended weds another, her only option is to take a job as nanny to abandoned triplet babies. Though she longs to provide a real home for her three precious charges, as a single woman she can't adopt. Until her onetime sweetheart, minister Brandon Stillwater, offers a match of convenience… It's only for the triplets' sake–that's what Brandon tells himself. Insecurities once drove him and Elizabeth apart, and now small-town rumors have made them man and wife. And though Brandon doesn't want to risk his heart this time, he's not sure he can resist the feelings that are once again starting to bloom for Elizabeth. But can he convince her that this sweet surprise family is more than just convenient?
Whitsunday dawn, Annie Seaton
With the pristine beauty of the Whitsundays under threat, can they expose the truth in time? Australian author Annie Seaton brings to life a new area of romance – Eco-Adventure. Perfect for fans of Di Morrissey. When Olivia Sheridan arrives in the Whitsundays as spokesperson for big mining company Sheridan Corp, it should be a straightforward presentation to the town about their proposed project. But when a handsome local fisherman shows her what ecological impact the proposal will have, Olivia is forced to question her father's motives for the project. Struggling with newly divided loyalties, Olivia is thrown further into turmoil when she is mistaken for a woman who disappeared more than sixty years before. When it becomes clear that Captain Jay is also keeping secrets, Olivia realises that there is more to these sunshine-soaked islands than she ever expected. Seeking to uncover the truth, Olivia is drawn into a dangerous game where powerful businessmen will stop at nothing to ensure their plan goes ahead, even if that means eliminating her… Against the epic Far North Queensland landscape, this is the story of two women, separated by history, drawn to Whitsunday Island where their futures will be changed forever.
Room at the manor., Julie Shackman
Trials of death, Darren Shan
Darren begins the Trials of Initiation to prove himself worthy of being a half-vampire, even as the clan's blood foes, the vampaneze, gather near Vampire Mountain.
When I fell for you, Candace Shaw
Has a wedding planner with a commitment phobia finally found the man to make her fall head over heels in love? Reagan Richardson loves planning extravagant, classy weddings as the head planner of Precious Moments Events. Though the notion of walking down the aisle has never entered her mind … considering none of her boyfriends have ever lasted long enough thanks to her. However, meeting Dr. Blake Harrison changes all of that in a glance and she finds herself in uncharted territory. Blake knows all about Reagan's fear of commitment but that doesn't stop him from pursuing the ravishing beauty. Breaking down the wall guarding her heart isn't as easy as he thought but being with Reagan has stirred emotions in him that no other woman ever has. Can he convince her that history isn't going to repeat itself this time around?
The Brimstone deception, Lisa Shearin
The agents of Supernatural Protection & Investigation (SPI) know that fighting evil is a full-time job, especially when a new designer drug hits the streets. It's called Brimstone. After the first few hits, you'll see every supernatural beast sharing the sidewalk, train, or office with you. After that, you'll start seeing the really scary stuff. I'm Makenna Fraser, seer for SPI. And the collateral damage caused by Brimstone is something I'd like to unsee: dead drug dealers missing their hearts–and souls. Because your local pusher doesn't stand a chance against the new cartel muscling its way into New York. Plus, since the drug can only be produced with magic and molten brimstone fresh from Hell, a rift to the underworld must be open somewhere in the city.
The myth manifestation, Lisa Shearin
The agents of Supernatural Protection & Investigations (SPI) protect people from predatory supernaturals. This time, we're the ones who need protection. New York is one of the most popular convention destinations in the world - for humans and supernaturals. Every hundred years, rulers of the world's supernatural races come together to negotiate and renew a peace treaty. Meeting in the same hotel are the governors of our world's goblin and elf colonies. SPI is saddled with the security nightmare of keeping the living delegates alive and the undead delegates from becoming permanently deceased. We've got our work cut out for us. I'm Makenna Fraser, seer for SPI.
The September Day thriller box set, Amy Shojai
The first three books of Shojai's dark, female-driven domestic thriller series featuring pet-centric plots. Book 1: A young woman races a Texas blizzard to save her autistic nephew from a deadly secret others will kill to protect–and the service dog she's trained finds his true purpose, when he disobeys. An aunt searches for her lost nephew–and dooms her sister. A mom gambles a miracle will cure–and not kill–her child. A dog finds his true purpose–when he disobeys. Book 2: A mysterious contagion will shatter countless lives unless a service dog and his trainer find a missing cat … in 24 hours. A stalker hides in plain sight. A victim faces her worst fear. And a dog seeks the missing–and finds hope. Book 3: An animal behaviourist and her service dog race a deadly storm to expose a treacherous secret others will kill to protect. A blackmailer returns to sell a deadly cure. A mother's denial dooms millions of children. And a dog shows true loyalty… when he runs away.
The one who wrote destiny, Nikesh Shukla
Thunderhead, Neal Shusterman
A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid, becoming an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the'new order.' But it is clear that not everyone is open to the change. Will the Thunderhead intervene … or simply watch the world of Scythedom unravel?
Calling Sehmat, Harinder S Sikka
The year is 1971 Tension is brewing between India and Pakistan One secret could change the course of history … It's now up to her When a young college-going Kashmiri girl, Sehmat, gets to know her dying father's last wish, she can do little but surrender to his passion and patriotism and follow the path he has so painstakingly laid out. It is the beginning of her transformation from an ordinary girl into a deadly spy. She's then married off to the son of a well-connected Pakistani general, and her mission is to regularly pass information to the Indian intelligence. Something she does with extreme courage and bravado, till she stumbles on information that could destroy the naval might of her beloved country. Inspired from real events, Calling Sehmat is an espionage thriller that brings to life the story of this unsung heroine of war.
The other woman, Daniel Silva
The Aladdin trial, Abi Silver
An elderly local artist plunges 100 feet to her death at an overstretched London hospital and the police immediately sense foul play. The hospital cleaner, a Syrian refugee and loner, is arrested for her murder. He protests his innocence, but why has he given her the story of Aladdin to read, and why does he shake uncontrollably in times of stress? Judith Burton and Constance Lamb reunite to defend a man the media has already convicted. Together they uncover not only the cleaner's secrets, but also those of the artist's family, her lawyer and the hospital.
My rock, Pat Simmons
Three sisters living in three different cities (Baltimore, St. Louis, and Nashville) make a pact to share responsibilities for their aging relative after authorities find Aunt Tweet across state lines. Her destination had been a neighbourhood grocery store. The siblings soon learn the definition of caregiver includes a cup full of patience, a slight sense of humour, and when to cry out for help. Women juggle between career and family all the time, but Tabitha Knicely (St. Louis) is struggling to find a balance. Romance is the last thing she's trying to add to her list. The Aunt Tweet she knew all her life is not the same one who is residing in her home when she accepts the role as a caregiver for six months. Overwhelmed can't begin to describe her emotions. Marcus Whittington is an opinionated, successful business owner, but he has a soft side when it comes to the elderly. They remind him of good memories of his grandparents. When Aunt Tweet is the mystery woman who stakes out his porch, he becomes concerned that she is not being taken care of properly. He sheds his misconceptions about what Tabitha isn't doing right when he discovers that every caregiver needs a caregiver. Marcus knows in order to win Tabitha's heart; he has to charm Aunt Tweet's too.
Why mummy drinks: the diary of an exhausted mum, Gill Sims
It is Mummy's 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like'Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?' But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who'live for their children' and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring's extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays. Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering'FML' over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she's had…
Why mummy swears: the struggles of an exasperated mum, Gill Sims
It's every parents' nightmare - the start of the school holidays - and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child minder slots, not to mention time off work, Mummy is exhausted. But this is only the beginning… After being dragged to join the school's PTA in the new term by an annoyingly kind-spirited neighbour, Mummy is stuck with organising the Christmas Fayre and pleasing all the overly disapproving parents. In combination with getting to know her father's surprise new glamorous (and much younger) wife, and being forced to spend more time with her narcissistic mother, life isn't cutting her much of a break. What more could possibly happen?
Pieces of her, Karin Slaughter
Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She's knows she's spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Gullaway Island; she knows she's never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don't we? But all that changes when a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she's been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one will ever find her. But now she's been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again. Twenty-four hours later Laura is in the hospital, shot by an intruder who's spent thirty years trying to track her down and discover what she knows. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumbs of her mother's past. And if she can't uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them…
Lola, Elizabeth Smither
On the day Lola Dearborn vowed to never attend another funeral, she was deliberately present at three. Lola Dearborn marries into Dearborn & Zander, a family of funeral directors, when she falls for Sam Dearborn at a dance. But when Sam, and her friend Alice Zander, injured in a freak accident, die, Lola devotes the rest of her life to exploration. She takes up residence in an art-deco hotel, she befriends the members of the Sylvester Quartet after gate-crashing a rehearsal. She reflects on the different kinds of love offered by men: Luigi the Italian undertaker who buries a dog with its owner, and Charles the retired surgeon with his disruptive daughter, Brandy. Lola's themes underpin an exploration of love and death (including pet cemeteries), music and friendship. Set between Australia and New Zealand, it is a story both acute and amusing, knowledgeable and questing - much like Lola herself.
Siege: the powerful and uncompromising story of what happened inside the Lindt Cafe and why the police response went so tragically wrong., Deborah Snow
Hurtling towards its inevitable and tragic conclusion, Deborah Snow draws us into a vortex of police missteps, extraordinary bravery and profound grief to reveal what happened during that awful day.
The lotus eaters, Tatjana Soli
A novel that follows an American female combat photographer in the Vietnam War as she captures the wrenching chaos and finds herself torn between the love of two men.
My arch-enemy is a brain in a jar, David Solomons
Luke and his brother have swapped bodies by accident. Zack's got Luke's weird feet while Luke has Zack's SUPERPOWERS! Now he needs another world-threatening adventure to try them out. Could a family mini-break at Great Minds Leisure Park be his chance? Probably, because that's where his super-clever arch-enemy lurks, fermenting dastardly plans and bubbling gently.
If only they didn't speak English: notes from Trump's America, Jon Sopel
As the BBC's North America Editor, Jon Sopel has had a pretty busy time of it lately. In the time it's taken for a reality star to go from laughing stock to leader of the free world, Jon has travelled the length and breadth of the United States, experiencing it from a perspective that most of us could only dream of: he has flown aboard Air Force One, interviewed President Obama and has even been described as'a beauty' by none other than Donald Trump. Through music, film, literature, TV and even through the food we eat and the clothes that we wear, we all have a highly developed sense of what America is and through our shared, tangled history we claim a special relationship. But America today feels about as alien a country as you could imagine. It is fearful, angry and impatient for change. In this fascinating, insightful portrait of American life and politics, Jon Sopel sets out to answer our questions about a country that once stood for the grandest of dreams, but which is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division and increasingly perverse beliefs.
Dunbar, Edward St Aubyn
Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he hands over care of the corporation to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan, but as relations sour he starts to doubt the wisdom of past decisions. Now imprisoned in a care home in the Lake District with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels. But who will find him first, his beloved youngest daughter, Florence, or the tigresses Abby and Megan, so keen to divest him of his estate? St. Aubyns' take on King Lear, Shakespeare's most devastating family story, is an excoriating novel for and of our times – an examination of power, money and the value of forgiveness.
No second chances: a Daniel Whelan mystery, Lyndon Stacey
Lorna Myers thinks she knows where her businessman husband is until two men come looking for him one October evening. By lucky chance, ex-police officer Daniel Whelan happens to be on hand to take control of the situation, but for Lorna it's the start of a nightmare. If Harvey isn't abroad working, then where is he? When Lorna's daughter asks Daniel for help with a problem of her own, he finds himself reluctantly drawn into the complex affairs of the Myers family with what could be potentially deadly consequences for both him and his faithful canine partner Taz.
The magpie tree, Katherine Stansfield
Jamaica Inn, 1844: the talk is of witches. A boy has vanished in the woods of Trethevy on the North Cornish coast, and a reward is offered for his return. Shilly has had enough of such dark doings, but her new companion, the woman who calls herself Anna Drake, insists they investigate. Anna wants to open a detective agency, and the reward would fund it. They soon learn of a mysterious pair of strangers who have likely taken the boy, and of Saint Nectan who, legend has it, kept safe the people of the woods. As Shilly and Anna seek the missing child, the case takes another turn - murder. Something is stirring in the woods and old sins have come home to roost.
Echoes of yesterday: a novel of the Adams family saga, Mary Jane Staples
It was June 1916 when Sergeant Boots Adams of the Royal West Kents, together with his men, was billeted on the Descartes farm in Northern France. It was a short break from the turmoil and horror of the trenches, and Boots and his men, in return for their free billeting, were to help the farmer in his fields. It came as something of a surprise to discover that the land was being managed by a young French war widow, Cecile Lacoste and, to the distant sound of guns, a brief wartime friendship flared between Boots and Cecile. The friendship was cut brutally short when, once more, the West Kents were called back to the trenches and Boots suffered an injury that was to take him home to London, to Sammy and Chinese Lady, and all the valiant cockney friends of Walworth who were to help him through the darkest period of his life. It was to be many years before Boots' friend, Miss Polly Simms, visiting the old battle haunts of France, stumbled once more upon the Descartes farm, and the memories of the past were rekindled.
Pride of Walworth, Mary Jane Staples
Young Nick Harrison falls in love with Annabelle, but won't let her get too close to him in case she finds out about his father, who is in jail. He also has the problem of running the local football team, which leaves him wondering if his life will ever be sorted out.
Katerina's secret, Mary Jane Staples
Something in the water, Catherine Steadman
Something in the water., Catherine Steadman
Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough; Mark a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all, until Mark loses his job and cracks start to appear in their perfect life. But they're determined to make it work. They book their dream honeymoon and trust that things will work out after all, they have each other. On the tropical island of Bora Bora Mark takes Erin scuba diving. Mark is with her she knows he'll keep her safe. Everything will be fine. Until they find something in the water. Erin and Mark decide to keep their discovery a secret –after all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events… which will endanger everything they hold dear.
The good fight, Danielle Steel
The daughter and granddaughter of prominent Manhattan lawyers, Meredith McKenzie is destined for the best of everything: top schools, elite social circles, the perfect marriage. Spending her childhood in Germany as her father prosecutes war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, Meredith soaks up the conflict between good and evil. When her family returns to the United States, encouraged by her liberal grandfather, Meredith is determined to become a lawyer, despite her father's objections. As her grandfather rises to the Supreme Court, Meredith enlists in the most pressing causes of her time, joining a new generation of women, breaking boundaries socially, politically, and professionally. But when the violence of the era strikes too close to home, her once tightly knit family must survive a devastating loss and rethink their own values and traditions.
The house, Danielle Steel
How to know higher worlds, Rudolf Steiner
There slumber in every human being faculties by means of which she can acquire for herself a knowledge of higher worlds. Mystics, Gnostics, Theosophists - all speak of a world of soul and spirit which for them is just as real as the world we see with our physical eyes and touch with our physical hands. At every moment the listener may say to herself: that, of which they speak, I too can learn, if I develop within myself certain powers which today still slumber within me. There remains only one question - how to set to work to develop such faculties.
Delay, don't deny: living an intermittent fasting life, Gin Stephens
Hug a tree, Geronimo, Gerónimo Stilton
Geronimo decides to buy his aunt's old farm where he used to spend the holidays. It's filled with memories from his childhood! There is a large oak tree in the yard that holds legendary secrets to unlock.
Dance challenge, Thea Stilton
The Thea Sisters and all the mouselets are delighted about the new performing arts program being offered at the Academy. All of them are looking forward to different courses such as singing, acting and dancing. That is until they meet the head of the department & they find out that they have to audition just to get in the classes.
Drama at Mouseford. 1, Thea Stilton
Welcome to the world of the Thea Sisters! To celebrate Mouse Academy's 600th anniversary, the headmaster and teachers decide to stage a performance of William Squeakspeare's favourite play Mouseo & Juliet! The Thea Sisters all want the part of Juliet, but so does their rival, Ruby Flashyfur. Who will be the star of the show?
Mouselets in danger, Thea Stilton
While attending a two-day outdoor survival skills course, the Thea sisters and the Ruby Crew are caught in a terrible storm.
When the stars fall down, Anne Stuart
Jessica Hansen's success and icy calm hide painful secrets and a past that shapes her life. That is, until she meets Springer MacDowell, her best friend's son. One decision sets off a series of cataclysmic events that rip apart her safe life. Retreating to an old summer house in Vermont, Jessica slowly learns to accept friendship, the past, and the new family she's made. She's building a hopeful future, until Springer comes back into her life, ready to shatter her new-found peace. Will these two survivors ever learn how to belong? Can they heal enough to make a family theirs?
Lay preaching basics: a practical guide to leading worship, Rosalie Sugrue
Do you want to learn how to preach and lead worship, but don't know where to start? This practical guide by experienced Methodist Lay Preacher Rosalie Sugrue will get you going. Or perhaps the preacher hasn't arrived to take your service and you don't know what to do. The first chapter - Help! The Preacher hasn't arrived - shows you how to manage if this happens, by using the resources you have on hand. In the first third of the book Rosalie outlines information on key people and history in the Scriptures and offers a helpful step-by-step guide to planning and leading a service. In the rest of her book, Rosalie draws on the teaching tools and ideas she has developed as an educator and provides a variety of full service outlines and many sample prayers, as well as a list of websites and books as additional resources. From the Introduction: In these times of aging congregations, an increasing number of parishes are becoming unable to support a full-time presbyter and untrained lay people are finding themselves being shoulder-tapped to lead services. Volunteers are the salt of the earth, but all volunteers need some helpful pointers to be of use, regardless of the task. Leading a service is a serious responsibility. Ideally all worship leaders should undergo a comprehensive course in Bible study, church history, theology (study of God: Greek theos "God" and logos "reason"), Christian beliefs (faith and practice), homiletics (the art of preaching), and other religions. Potential worship leaders deserve to be mentored into accepting increasing worship responsibilities before contemplating leading an entire service. But we often find ourselves in situations far less than ideal. The intention of this book is to consider practicalities and set out the basics of worship leading, as well as providing some essential background knowledge, samples and resources.
Rescuing Penny Jane: one shelter volunteer, countless dogs, and the quest to find them all homes, Amy Sutherland
Drawing on her work at a shelter, her experiences living with her own two rescue dogs, and years of research, bestselling author and columnist Amy Sutherland takes us on an unforgettable journey into the special world of rescue and shelter dogs–and the growing number of dedicated people who are deeply invested in saving these precious lives.
Irrationality: the enemy within., Stuart Sutherland
New, 21st anniversary edition, with a new foreword by Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science and Bad Pharma, and an afterword by James Ball, covering developments in our understanding of irrationality over the last two decades. Why do doctors, army generals, high-ranking government officials and other people in positions of power make bad decisions that cause harm to others? Why do prizes serve no useful function? Why are punishments so ineffective? Why is interviewing such an unsatisfactory method of selection? Irrationality is a challenging and thought-provoking book that draws on statistical concepts, probability theory and a mass of intriguing research to expose the failings of human reasoning, judgment and intuition. Sutherland explores the inconsistencies of human behaviour, and discovers why even the experts find it so hard to make rational and unbiased decisions.
Captive, CM Sutter
A body, wrapped in plastic, is discovered in a ditch along a secluded country road. Detective Jade Monroe, and her partner, Jack Steele, arrive at the scene in minutes. Suspicious looking evidence gives the impression that this young woman has been held captive. As days pass, more local women vanish without a trace. Jade and her team of detectives fear the worst. With precious time slipping away, Jade needs to pull out all stops to find this perpetrator, even if that means putting herself directly in harm's way.
Premonition, CM Sutter
Nightmares of horrific murders has North Bend's local psychic, Kate Pierce, frantic with worry. The dreams are reoccurring and far worse than usual. Robert Lynch, a knife wielding lunatic, is about to be released from an Atlanta prison after being incarcerated for ten years. The connection between Kate and Robert is deeply personal and she remembers his threats. Kate fears he'll find her and take her life. With local law enforcement regarding Kate as nothing more than a carnival joke, her pleas of impending danger fall on deaf ears. When word gets out that a killer with a fascination for knives is heading their way, North Bend's finest finally sits up and takes notice. In order to stop this murderer in his tracks, Sergeant Jade Monroe has a dangerous plan to save Kate's life, even if it means putting her own in harm's way.
This mortal coil, Emily Suvada
When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta's death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world's leading geneticist, and humanity's best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole's genehacked enhancements she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine. Only she can find and decrypt it, if she can unravel the clues he left for her. The closer she gets, the more she finds herself at risk from Cartaxus, a shadowy organization with a stranglehold on the world's genetic tech. But it's too late to turn back. As the pieces fit together it's clear there is one final secret that Cat must unlock. A secret that will change everything.
Pregnancy: ultimate survival guide to pregnancy, birth, and your newborn, Sylvia Swanson
So, you have just found out that you are pregnant and expecting a newborn baby? Wonderful. In a few months, you will meet the little angel that will become the centre of your whole world. You are about to embark on a unique adventure, which will transform not only your body but also your personality. It's a really strange feeling, isn't it? Both exciting and terrifying, thrilling and overwhelming. And then comes childbirth - that ultimate miracle of life. Your life will change forever once you leave that delivery room. That's guaranteed. And then what? What you need is the expert advice and valuable parenting tips from this comprehensive, step-by-step guide that can answer all your possible questions. This world-class guide to pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn is absolutely indispensable for mothers-to-be.
All necessary force, Brad Taylor
Retired Delta Force officer Brad Taylor, whose debut thriller, One Rough Man, was a national bestseller, continues his electrifying Pike Logan series. A terrorist hit is coming. The CIA, FBI, and Department of Defense systems have spiked, but traditional intel is going nowhere. It falls to the Taskforce, a top secret team that exists outside the bounds of U. S. law and is charged with finding and destroying asymmetric threats, to stop the unknown conspirators. A shadowy trailer leads the Taskforce through Asia and into Egypt, where an attack leaves one hardened Taskforce member dead and another barely breathing. Pike Logan and his partner, Jennifer Cahill, are forced to helm the increasingly convoluted and dangerous mission, a mission that tests Jennifer's ability to justify means to an end and Pike's tenuous ability to stay in control. Sifting their way through the opposing plots of two terrorist organizations will turn out to be the least of their problems when a weapon of unthinkable power touches American soil, the only country in which Taskforce members are forbidden to operate, and the only country that Pike Logan may be unable to save. Told with unparalleled realism informed by Taylor's decades of experience in the Special Forces and Delta Force, All Necessary Force takes readers on a terrifying and relentless journey.
The steam-pump jump, Jodi Taylor
Not one to let being banged up in Sick Bay stop her, Max has had a brilliant idea. But she needs Markham to execute it on her behalf. The subject of this cunning plan is Peterson, struggling with another bereavement and not doing very well. What's needed to get him through it is sympathy, sensitivity, tact and understanding. Step forward Mr Markham, for whom sympathy, sensitivity, etc., are things that happen to other people. Combine a fanatic from R&D, a head of Security with his own problems, a steam-pump, two historians who can't even be in the same room as each other, some fractious Protestants and a large body of very dirty water.
Fingal O'Reilly, Irish doctor
, Patrick Taylor
Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Newly married to his once long-lost sweetheart, he's ready to settle into domestic bliss, but there's always something requiring his attention, be it a riding accident, a difficult patient with a worrisome heart condition, a spot of grouse-hunting, or even some tricky shenanigans at the local dog races. The everyday complications of village life are very different from the challenges Fingal faced nearly thirty years earlier, when fresh out of medical school, the young Dr. O'Reilly accepts a post at the Aungier Street Dispensary, tending to the impoverished denizens of Dublin's tenement slums. Yet even as he tries to make a difference, Fingal's tireless devotion to his patients may cost him his own true love'. Shifting back and forth between the present and the past, Patrick Taylor's captivating Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor, brings to life both the green young man O'Reilly once was and the canny village doctor readers have come to know and admire.
An Irish country love story, Patrick Taylor
For decades, ever since the war, Number One Main Street, Ballybucklebo, has housed O'Reilly and his practice. It is to Number One that patients young and old come when they need a doctor's care, for everything from the measles to a rare and baffling blood disease. An unexpected turn of events threatens to drive O'Reilly from his home for good, unless the entire village can rally behind their doctor and prove that love really can conquer all.
The body is not an apology: the power of radical self-love, Sonya Renee Taylor
Against a global backdrop of war, social upheaval, and personal despair, there is a growing sense of urgency to challenge the systems of oppression that dehumanize bodies and strip us of our shared humanity. Rather than feel helpless in the face of oppression, world-renowned activist, performance poet, and author Sonya Renee Taylor teaches us how to turn to the power of radical self-love in her new book, The Body Is Not an Apology. Radical self-love is the guiding framework that transforms the learned self-hatred of our bodies and the prejudices we have about other people's bodies into a vision of compassion, equity, and justice. In a revolutionary departure from the corporate self-help and body-positivity movement, Taylor forges the inextricable bond between radical self-love and social justice. The first step is recognizing that we have all been indoctrinated into a system of body shame that profits off of our self-hatred. When we ask ourselves, "Who benefits from our collective shame?" we can begin to make the distinction between the messages we are receiving about our bodies or other bodies and the truth.
Kennedy Stern Christian suspense box set (Books 7-9), Alana Terry
Kennedy thought she was in danger before, but she hasn't seen anything yet. Being kidnapped, getting beaten up by a belligerent cop, and finding herself on a hijacked airplane might have been scary, but nothing can prepare missionary kid Kennedy Stern for the faith-stretching trials that await her during her last two years of college. The fast-paced, page-turning conclusion to the Kennedy Stern Christian suspense series tackles issues of persecution, women's rights, and free speech, while offering the same degree of excitement, adrenaline, and danger you've come to expect from Women of Faith Alana Terry.
Orchard Grove Christian women's fiction box set (Books 1-3), Alana Terry
A baby struggling to survive in the NICU. A woman battling postpartum depression. A pastor's wife who might have just destroyed her marriage. And the God who is big enough to work redemption in each of their lives. Journey to Orchard Grove, where real believers face real struggles and come face to face with the God whose plans are far more glorious than what the mortal mind could ever imagine. Is your God too small?
The franchise affair, Josephine Tey
Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise. It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and her mother were accused of brutally kidnapping a demure young woman named Betty Kane. Miss Kane's claims seemed highly unlikely, even to Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, until she described her prison – the attic room with its cracked window, the kitchen, and the old trunks – which sounded remarkably like The Franchise. Yet Marion Sharpe claimed the Kane girl had never been there, let alone been held captive for an entire month! Not believing Betty Kane's story, Solicitor Blair takes up the case and, in a dazzling feat of amateur detective work, solves the unbelievable mystery that stumped even Inspector Grant.
Levi's war, Julie Thomas
Levi's War follows on from The Keeper of Secrets and Rachel's Legacy, tracing the story of the eldest Horowitz son, Levi, who is smuggled out of Berlin to London the day after the Kristallnacht in 1938, where he makes the momentous decision to be parachuted back behind enemy lines where his musical skills see him playing the piano for Hitler before he escapes to Italy to join the Partisans, culminating in the vital role he plays in saving the Jews of Assisi. What family Levi Horowitz has left after the Holocaust assume that their silent observer spent WW2 interred in a camp for'foreign aliens' on the Isle of Man and that his experience was so different from Simon's in Dachau, that shame kept him quiet. These assumptions could not be further from the truth. Enraged by what he sees the Third Reich doing to his homeland, Levi volunteers for a programme that uses his language skills and his musical ability but demands tremendous courage. He is parachuted into Germany in late 1940 and becomes a trusted confidant to the Fuhrur and top Nazi officials. Risking his life every day, he sends coded messages back to his English spy masters. Life and his darkest secret intervene and he is forced to flee to Italy. There he joins a brigade of Partisans in the mountains before making his way south to become a lynch-pin in one of the most incredible true stories of the Second World War. This comes as a complete surprise to his surviving family, as does the way the British government want to honour him.
Lark rise to Candleford: a trilogy, Flora Thompson
Flora Thompson's trilogy, containing "Lark Rise", "Over to Candleford" and "Candleford Green", is a heart-warming portrayal of country life at the close of the 19th century. This story of three closely related Oxfordshire communities–a hamlet, the nearby village and a small market town–is based on the author's experiences during childhood and youth. It chronicles May Day celebrations and forgotten children's games, the daily lives of farmworkers and craftsmen, friends and relations–all painted with a gaiety and freshness of observation that make this trilogy an evocative and sensitive memorial to Victorian rural England.
Blue midnight, Tess Thompson
Blythe Heywood denied her destiny when she left Finn Lanigan behind thirteen years ago to return to her fiance, a wedding, and the life of safety and security that she'd yearned for since she was a child. But in the wake of her husband's betrayal, Blythe is forced to begin again. And it's her memories of Finn, the only man who ever weakened her knees, that call her across the Pacific Northwest in search of the next chapter in her life. Starting over in the foothills of Blue Mountain changes everything Blythe thought she knew as she learns that sometimes the road not taken is actually the path that is meant to be. The first book in the Blue Mountain Series joins Tess Thompson's lovable but complex characters with a mature love story about second chances, families, and learning to love after loss.
Blue moon, Tess Thompson
Readers met Kevan Lanigan and Blythe Heywood in Book One of the Blue Mountain Series. In Book Two, the family saga continues, featuring the romance between their siblings, Ciaran Lanigan and Bliss Heywood. See where this powerful love story will lead. Playboy Ciaran Lanigan was the party. Executive Bliss Heywood was the library. When they meet, sparks fly and so begins an uncontrollable attraction. But party boy Ciaran isn't everything he appears. Lurking beneath the surface of his charming grin is a man haunted by fears. Are they real or imagined? As he slowly reveals his past, Bliss becomes less sure if the man she's involved with is unstable or truly in danger. Neither can deny their growing feelings for each other, but with lives fraught with secrets, lies, and family complexities, walking away from each other might be the safest path. But safe is rarely satisfying and Ciaran and Bliss love with all their hearts. Regardless of consequences, their growing love binds them together, even in the face of danger.
Blood in the Cotswolds, Rebecca Tope
Thea Osborne and her faithful spaniel, Hepzie, have taken on a house-sitting assignment in the charming Cotswold village of Temple Guiting. But as always, an idyllic village can harbour a disquieting number of secrets and when a skeleton is discovered at the roots of an old beech tree, Thea is grateful for the presence of her partner DS Phil Hollis. There is no concrete evidence as to who the bones belonged to although it isn't long before theories and rumours abound. Thea soon finds herself drawn into a murder investigation - perhaps the countryside isn't that quiet after all.
Crisis in the Cotswolds, Rebecca Tope
Thea and Drew have been married for a year and are settled in the village of Broad Campden, but Thea is chafing at the domestic routines she is expected to devote herself to, missing the novelty and adventure that house-sitting used to bring. When a routine burial exposes the secrets of the deceased, Drew finds himself caught in the middle of a family feud, in which he feels he is on the wrong side, and Thea's inquisitiveness and penchant for solving crimes draws her in too. With another crisis at Drew's other business leaving him with a profound dilemma and Thea struggling against the charismatic charms of a new man, can their marriage survive this latest Cotswold drama?
Sailing into retirement, Jim Trefethen
How-to guidance for retiring on a boat-for aging captains and landlubbers If you want an alternative to retiring to a condo in Florida or a gated community in Tucson, Sailing into Retirement is your adventurous answer to living out your golden years on the water. If you have limited boating experience or need to adapt your boating skills to your aging body, this how-to guide helps you overcome your fears and pursue your fantasies of living on a boat. The author's been-there-done-that advice specifically addresses old-age cruising, including techniques to simplify dealing with modern electronics, using mechanical advantage to compensate for the reduced physical strength and agility inherent with aging, and ways to mitigate the effects of age-impaired hearing and eyesight.
The cabin at the end of the world., Paul Tremblay
Disappearance at Devil's Rock., Paul Tremblay
When her fourteen-year-old son disappears during a summer sleepover at Devil's Rock, Elizabeth and other residents of the town begin to see his ghost throughout the town, which leads her to believe that he is dead. She tries to maintain a sense of calm to help her younger daughter, Katie, but her anxiety builds when she begins to find crumpled pages of Tommy's journal which contain disturbing connections between Tommy's father's death, a stranger named Arnold, and a macabre folk tale.
Swallowing a donkey's eye, Paul Tremblay
Farm is the mega-conglomerate food supplier for City, populated with rabidly bureaucratic superiors, and sexually deviant tour guides dressed in chicken and duck suits. City is sprawling, technocratic, and rests hundreds of feet above the coastline on the creaking shoulders of a giant wooden pier. When the narrator's single mother, whom he left behind in City, falls out of contact, he fears the worst: his mother is homeless and subsequently to be deported under City to the Pier. On his desperate search to find his mother, he encounters eco-terrorists wearing plush animal suits, City's all-powerful Mayor who is infatuated with magic refrigerators and outlaw campaigns, and an over-sexed priest who may or may not have ESP, but who is most certainly his deadbeat dad. Whether rebelling against regimented and ridiculous Farm life, exploring the consumer-obsessed world of City, experiencing the suffering of the homeless in Pier, or confronting the secrets of his own childhood, Swallowing a Donkey's Eye's narrator is a hilarious, neurotic, and rage-filled Quixote searching for his mother, his own dignity, and the meaning of humanity.
Ripper hunter: Abberline and the Whitechapel murders, John Trotti
Who was Inspector Frederick Abberline, the lead detective in the Jack the Ripper case? Why did he and his fellow policemen fail to catch the most notorious serial killer of Victorian England?
Jack the Ripper: quest for a killer, M J Trow
Johnny got his gun, Dalton Trumbo
This was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered–not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives … This is no ordinary novel. This is a novel that never takes the easy way out: it is shocking, violent, terrifying, horrible, uncompromising, brutal, remorseless and gruesome … but so is war.
A shot in the dark, Lynne Truss
Brighton, 1957. Inspector Steine rather enjoys his life as a policeman by the sea. No criminals, no crime, no stress. So it's really rather annoying when an ambitious - not to mention irritating - new constable shows up to work and starts investigating a series of burglaries. And it's even more annoying when, after Constable Twitten is despatched to the theatre for the night, he sits next to a vicious theatre critic who is promptly shot dead part way through the opening night of a new play. It seems Brighton may be in need of a police force after all.
Caught by surprise., Jen Turano
Temperance Flowerdew is on her way to work when she is abducted and put onto a Chicago-bound train. When Gilbert Cavendish is called to play the hero, he has no idea that the damsel in distress is his friend. Temperance is grateful for the rescue but unwilling to give up her newfound independence–not even to save her reputation. But will she do it for love?
The secrets between us: a novel, Thrity N Umrigar
Bhima is the unforgettable main character of Thrity Umrigar's beloved national bestseller The Space Between, a powerful and perceptive novel that brilliantly evokes the complexities of life in modern India and the harsh realities faced by women born without privilege as they struggle to survive.
A god in ruins: a novel, Leon Uris
A man who is seeking election as president of the United States discovers that his biological parents were Jews. He is Quinn O'Connell, a Jew adopted by Irish Catholic parents and his opponent prepares to exploit this.
A fool's guide to actual happiness, Mark Van Buren
A Fool's Guide to Actual Happiness offers a realistic roadmap for working towards inner peace without needing to be someone you're not. With humour and refreshing simplicity, Van Buren shows how everything life throws at you, good or bad, can be used as a means to cultivate compassion, wisdom, and loving-kindness. This book allows you to explore who you area, warts and all, and gives you tools to love and accept what you find.
We see the stars, Kate Van Hooft
Simon is an eleven-year-old boy who lives in a world of silence, lists and numbers. He hasn't spoken for years and he doesn't know why. Everyone at school thinks he's weird and his only friends in the world are his brother Davey and Superman, who's always there when he needs him. One day Simon shares his Vita-Weats with Cassie, the scary girl from his class, and a friendship starts to form. And the new teacher Ms Hilcombe takes an interest in him, and suddenly he has another friend as well. When Ms Hilcombe goes missing, only Simon knows where she is. But he has made a promise to never tell, and promises can never be broken. So now Simon is the only one who can save her.
Skull's shadows, David Van Dyke
American sniper Alan "Skull" Denham refuses the Eden Plague rather than give up the demons driving him. Instead, he selects his own mission to fight against the ever-growing evil of the fascist Unionist movement. Can Skull win through while keeping his soul, showing mercy only to children, dogs and the genuinely innocent? Edgier than other Plague Wars novels, Skull's Shadows is a post-apocalyptic thriller meant for mature readers due to language, violence and adult situations. It provides another view of the period following Infection Day and fills in more of Skull's story before he becomes a key player in the future salvation of humanity. David VanDyke's Plague Wars series:
Alaskan hideout., Sarah Varland
Mission: safeguard his ex. And the son she kept secret. Someone's stalking Emma Bass and her little boy, and the only person she can turn to is her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Dawson. Arriving in his Alaskan town with the son he doesn't know exists, though, Emma finds facing Tyler just as hard as outrunning her would be killer. Now they must overcome their past if they want to live to claim a second chance at a shared future.
The traveller's daughter, Michelle Vernal
A secret hidden for fifty years is about to be brought to light. Her mother's secret. For fifty years Rosa kept the secrets of her past hidden from her beloved daughter, Kitty. The hurt and pain, the guilt over what she'd done, was something she could never face. But now the time has come to share the truth of Kitty's heritage. Her daughter's discovery. Kitty never knew anything about her mother's early life. But after her death, the discovery of Rosa's journal opens Kitty's eyes to a whole new world-a family she's never known and a love she's never dreamed of. The fate of a family. Now Kitty must travel to her mother's homeland, but after fifty years, can the sins of the past be forgiven? Or will history repeat itself? With a decades-old family feud threatening her future, can Kitty put right what once went so wrong? Join Kitty on her journey as she follows in her mother's footsteps from the south of France to Ireland, discovering who she is along the way in this beautiful tale of forbidden love and fancy cupcakes.
Stand strong, Nick Vujicic
Unstoppable: the incredible power of faith in action, Nick Vujicic
Being unstoppable is about believing and achieving. It's about having faith in yourself, your talents and your purpose and, most of all, in God's great love and His divine plan for your life.
Snobbery with violence: English crime stories and their audience, Colin Watson
Montana 1948: a novel, Larry Watson
David 12, comes of age during 1948 when his uncle is accused of molesting and murdering Native Americans in his small Montana town.
A duchess in name, Amanda Weaver
After graduating from British finishing school, an American heiress fulfills her duty and weds a destitute earl. A lie brought them together, but will it also tear them apart? Find out in this can't-miss Victorian marriage-of-convenience story from a compelling new voice in historical romance. Victoria Carson never expected love. An American heiress and graduate of Lady Grantham's finishing school, she's been groomed since birth to marry an English title–the grander the better. So when the man chosen for her, the forbidding Earl of Dunnley, seems to hate her on sight, she understands that it can't matter. Love can have no place in this arrangement. Andrew Hargrave has little use for his title and even less for his cold, disinterested parents. Determined to make his own way, he's devoted to his life in Italy working as an archaeologist. Until the collapse of his family's fortune drags him back to England to a marriage he never wanted and a woman he doesn't care to know. Wild attraction is an unwanted complication for them both, though it forms the most fragile of bonds. Their marriage of convenience isn't so intolerable after all–but it may not be enough when the deception that bound them is finally revealed.
The 10 best-ever depression management techniques: understanding how your brain makes you depressed & what you can do to change it, Margaret Wehrenberg
Presents ten strategies for understanding, managing, and beating depression, including practical tips based on current neuroscience research.
Dead men's trousers, Irvine Welsh
Mark Renton is finally a success. An international jet-setter, he now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with his life. He's then rocked by a chance encounter with Frank Begbie, from whom he'd been hiding for years after a terrible betrayal and the resulting debt. But the psychotic Begbie appears to have reinvented himself as a celebrated artist and, much to Mark's astonishment, doesn't seem interested in revenge. Sick Boy and Spud, who have agendas of their own, are intrigued to learn that their old friends are back in town, but when they enter the bleak world of organ-harvesting, things start to go so badly wrong. Lurching from crisis to crisis, the four men circle each other, driven by their personal histories and addictions, confused, angry; so desperate that even Hibs winning the Scottish Cup doesn't really help. One of these four will not survive to the end of this book. Which one of them is wearing Dead Men's Trousers?
Her mother's daughter: a memoir, Nadia Wheatley
Born in Australia in 1949, author Nadia Wheatley grew up with a sense of the mystery of her parents' marriage. Caught in the crossfire between an independent woman and a controlling man, the child became a player in the deadly game. Was she her mother's daughter, or her father's creature? After her mother's death, the ten-year-old began writing down the stories her mother had told her-of a Cinderella-like childhood, followed by an escape into a career as an army nurse in Palestine and Greece, and as an aid-worker in the refugee camps of post-war Germany. Some fifty years later, the finished memoir is not only a loving tribute but an investigation of the bewildering processes of memory itself.
Along the infinite sea, Beatriz Williams
1966, Florida Pepper Schuyler is the kind of woman society loves and loves to talk about - a dazzling being who men watch across crowded, smoky rooms, and women keep their husbands away from. Yet the legend of Pepper is far from the truth … 1935, Cote d'Azur Nineteen-year-old ingenue Annabelle de Creouville leaves her father's crumbling chateau to help a handsome German Jew fleeing from the Nazi regime - and from the other man with whom Annabelle's future is inextricably entangled. Falling headlong in love as is only possible for the first time, Annabelle follows her heart from Antibes, to Paris, to pre-war Berlin, torn between two very different men, and two very different endings …
Cowboy fairytales omnibus, Lacy Williams
Five books in one, plus a bonus novella. Once Upon a Cowboy - a contemporary retelling of the Snow White fairy-tale After nearly dying in an assassination attempt, Princess Alessandra of Glorvaird escapes to a place no one would ever think to look for her: small town Oklahoma and a ranch staffed by a herd of woolly, uncouth cowboys. One cowboy in particular gets under her skin, until she sees his softer side. She knows this interlude can't last forever, but that doesn't stop her from wishing it might… When Alessandra's enemies close in, Gideon must fight to save the woman who has become so much more than a princess. Cowboy Charming - a contemporary retelling of the Cinderella fairy-tale. There's nothing glamorous about Ethan Townsend's life. At twenty-five, he's given up his college education and pretty much everything else to run the family dairy farm in north Texas and provide for his two spoiled stepbrothers. Princess Mia of Glorvaird is visiting the States to help manage her sister's upcoming engagement ball. Bonus: she can escape the media blitz over her last–very public–breakup back home. When she meets hard-working Ethan, she realizes she's been looking for love in all the wrong places. Even though attraction sparks, how can Ethan expect to build a real relationship with a princess when his stepbrothers sabotage him at every turn? The Toad Prince - a contemporary retelling of the Frog Prince fairy-tale. Prince Pieter of Glorvaird has never met his royal cousins, but he's determined to find a way to hurt them the way he's been hurt. On his mission for revenge, he finds himself traveling a stretch of Texas highway, where he finds a beautiful and stranded young woman. The last thing he needs is a distraction, but McKenna is guileless, nothing like the women who chase his title. He is instantly drawn to her. Hometown girl McKenna Cline has hedged all her bets on becoming rodeo queen. Four events are all that stand between her and the scholarship she needs to start living her dream of attending law school. When the rodeo princess kisses the toad, will he become the prince he was born to be? The Beastly Princess - a contemporary retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy-tale. Her scars frighten everyone away… Crown Princess Eloise is used to tabloid headlines calling her a monster and touting her fiery temper. Pro bull rider Cody Austin was only supposed to be in Glorvaird to stand up in his buddy's wedding. But when he ends up a temporary prisoner in the castle, things take a serious turn. He finds himself drawn to the crown princess, drawn even to the emotional scars that she works so hard to hide. The more time they spend together, the more he sees the true princess behind the walls she has so carefully constructed. But when Cody's uncle falls desperately ill and Cody must return home, will the princess continue on in kindness, or return to being a beast? The Lost Princess - a contemporary retelling of the Princess and the Pea fairy-tale. She has never belonged anywhere… After Kylie Winters loses her mother, she takes a journey of self-discovery. She barely arrives in the small town where she grew up before she has a run in with the law–and comes face to face with the policeman who was her childhood best friend. When it seems danger has followed her into town, Nick is the one she turns to for help. Nick Harris spent years wondering about the girl who disappeared from his life. He loved Kylie as a kid, and it's not long before those feelings come rushing back. And then the news breaks that Kylie is a long-lost princess.
Dead certainty, Glenis Wilson
Recuperating after a serious accident, not knowing if he'll ever ride again, champion jump jockey and racing columnist Harry Radcliffe accepts a commission to ghost-write the autobiography of retiring racehorse trainer Elspeth Maudsley. But as he begins to research her family history, it becomes increasingly clear to Harry that there are things Elspeth isn't telling him about her past. What's more, a series of threatening incidents, escalating in menace and intensity, begins to convince Harry that someone is determined to stop him writing this book - whatever it takes. And Harry is about to uncover secrets in his own family's past too. Secrets that will shake him to his core and ensure that he can never feel certain about anything again.
Dead on course, Glenis Wilson
Champion jump jockey Harry Radcliffe, back in the saddle and race riding again after a severe fall, reckons his life is now on course. But while racing at Market Rasen, he's handed a note sent from Jake Smith, about to be released from prison after serving a sentence for GBH. Jo-Jo, Jake's sister, has died – and Jake is convinced she was murdered. Because Harry discovered who killed his brother at Leicester race-course, Jake wants him to uncover the truth about what happened to Jo-Jo. He's determined that somebody pays the price for his sister's death - and if Harry doesn't find out who's responsible, it'll be him. Once again over a barrel, Harry is thrust into the dangerous world of tracking down a killer. But when he finds he's the only eye-witness to another murder, the dander escalates.
Dead reckoning, Glenis Wilson
Champion jockey Harry Radcliffe is forced to enter another deadly game when he finds the body of local prostitute Alice Goode. The prime suspect for her murder is ex-con Jake Smith. When Jake demands that Harry gets him off the hook by tracking down the real killer, Harry has no choice but to agree, not when the life of his estranged, pregnant wife Annabel is at stake – as well as his own. As Harry begins to question Alice's former clients, he uncovers some surprising secrets in her past, secrets that link Alice with members of his own family. But when he finds himself used as target practice, it's clear that someone else is equally determined to stop him finding out the truth. Will Harry survive long enough to race ride again? The odds against him are murderously high.
Devon, Cornwall & the west country, Neil Wilson
Lonely Planet Devon, Cornwall & the West Country is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in this region. Secure a space on a magical dawn walk inside the massive sarsen ring at Stonehenge, forage for 200-million-year-old fossils on Dorset's Jurassic Coast, or discover the locations behind the murder plots at Agatha Christie's enchanting home in Galmpton, all with you trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Devon, Cornwall & the West Country: Full-colour maps and images throughout. Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests. Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots. Essential info at your fingertips–hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices. Honest reviews for all budgets–eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss. Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience–history, people, arts, food, architecture. Useful features–includes Need to Know, First Time, Travel with Children, Top Experiences, Great Outdoors. Covers Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Wiltshire, Devon, Bath, Cornwall, and more.
Between a rock and a hard place, Marty Wingate
After her romantic idyll with the debonair Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse culminates in a marriage proposal, Pru Parke sets about arranging their nuptials while diving into a short-term gig at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. At hand is the authentication of a journal purportedly penned by eighteenth-century botanist and explorer Archibald Menzies. Compared to the chaos of wedding planning, studying the journal is an agreeable task–that is, until a search for a missing cat leads to the discovery of a dead body: One of Pru's colleagues has been conked on the head with a rock and dumped from a bridge into the Water of Leith.
Winter frost, R D Wingfield
Winter in Denton is a busy time for DI Jack Frost whose unsolved crime figures are mounting. A serial killer, armed jewel thieves and a buried skeleton take a back seat to his concern for another missing little girl. His prime suspect hangs himself in his cell and Frost is in serious trouble. Police procedural.
The billionaire who saw her beauty, Rebecca Winters
The beauty and the billionaire Socialite Alessandra Caracciolo has always lived in her glamorous twin's shadow. When the love of her life chose her sister, the betrayal convinced shy Alessandra no man would truly fall for her… Yet from the moment she meets Italian billionaire Rinieri Montanari, Alessandra feels an instant connection. And as she works alongside him, she discovers that beneath his playboy charm lies a deeply honourable heart. Alessandra dares to hope Rinieri is the first man to have eyes for only her–but can she be brave enough to believe in their love?
The shepherd's hut, Tim Winton
Jaxie dreads going home. His mum's dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. But no one's ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. In one terrible moment his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There's just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he'll have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt. The Shepherd's Hut is a searing look at what it takes to keep love and hope alive in a parched and brutal world.
The turning: new stories, Tim Winton
A mesmerising collection of overlapping stories set in small-town Western Australia. These searing and evocative stories examine the frailty of ordinary people and illuminate the turnings in life'the sudden detours, awkward awakenings and mid-life regrets' where each character must face the realisation that the past always lives on in the present. This portrait of a starkly beautiful landscape and the characters that people it is a perfect mirror for Winton's remarkable imagination.
The electric kool-aid acid test, Tom Wolfe
One of the most essential works on the 1960s counterculture, Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Test is the seminal work on the hippie culture, a report on what it was like to follow along with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters as they launched out on the "Transcontinental Bus Tour" from the West Coast to New York, all the while introducing acid (then legal) to hundreds of like-minded folks, staging impromptu jam sessions, dodging the Feds, and meeting some of the most revolutionary figures of the day.
The painted word, Tom Wolfe
Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding days as Abstract Expressionism through its transformations to Pop, Op, Minimal, and Conceptual.
Sea glass island, Sherryl Woods
With her two younger sisters heading for the altar, will Samantha Castle exchange old dreams for new ones? Lately she'd rather be on the North Carolina coast with family than in New York with agents and actors. Though she vows not to let her teenage crush on Ethan Cole influence her decision, it's hard to ignore her feelings for the local war hero. Ethan lost more than his leg in Afghanistan. He lost his belief in love. Even being surrounded by couples intent on capturing happily-ever-after won't open this jaded doctor's heart. It's going to take a sexy, determined woman– one who won't take no for an answer.
Of sea and sand., Woods Denyse
Gabriel Sherlock arrives in Oman in 1982, fleeing shame and disaster back home in Ireland, and begins an intense affair with a woman whom no one else has seen. Locals insist she must be one of the jinn-a supernatural being-but Gabriel refuses to buy into the folklore, despite her sudden, unexplained disappearance. Twenty-six years later, Irishwoman Thea Kerrigan lands in Muscat, chasing her own ghosts from the past, and is approached by Gabriel, who believes she is his lost lover. Certain that they have never met before, Thea is nonetheless drawn to this deluded, and perhaps dangerous, stranger and the rumours that surround him.
Caregiver's survival guide: caring for yourself while caring for a loved one, Robert Yonover
Caregiver's Survival Guide is based on Dr. Robert Yonover's personal experiences. While struggling to become a successful scientist and inventor, he also was primary caregiver for his paralyzed wife for more than twenty years and raised their two children. Yonover takes you into the throes of his life as a caregiver, husband, and father, offering guidance and hope through his story. He provides advice on: Dealing with heavy news; Handling day-to-day challenges; Holding on to the foundation of your relationship; Taking stock of finances; Adapting and enjoying life; Staying sane; Maintaining a social life; Fighting for your rights Through Caregiver's Survival Guide, Dr. Yonover will equip other caregivers who face similar physical, mental, social, and financial challenges with tips and guidelines from his own experiences and other experts to help make their situation survivable.
Thrawn, Timothy Zahn
In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn's rise to power, uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars story.
The Backlash mission, Timothy Zahn
The second book in the Black-collar series finds an elite fighting force at the forefront of an epic alien war once again Denver, Earth. The twenty-fifth century. After a devastating alien invasion, the Terra Democratic Empire is occupied by the Ryqril race. The once-heroic resistance warriors known as the black-collars now serve as strong-arm security for Denver's criminal elements. When Allen Caine completes his year-long black-collar training on the planet Plinry, he and his elite team head to Earth to strike out against the Ryqril puppet government. But there's no way of knowing whether the remaining black-collars in Denver will be with him, or against him… .
Blackcollar, Timothy Zahn
Damon Lathe and his black-collar combat team were sent to capture five hidden Nova-class warships from under the Tyqril conquerors' snouts. Now one of the conquered human colony worlds is Ryqril tactical center through which flows an entire sector's worth of military data. If black-collars can find a way inside, it could tip the balance in the current Ryqril-Chryselli war. It could even start humanity on the path back to ultimate freedom.
Heir to the empire, Timothy Zahn
It's five years after Return of the Jedi: the Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven out the remnants of the old Imperial Starlfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi Twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights. But thousand of light-years away.
Among the ruins, Khan Ausma Zehanat
A powerful novel exploring the interplay between politics and religion, and the intensely personal ripple effects of one woman's murder. On leave from Canada's Community Policing department, Esa Khattak is traveling in Iran, reconnecting with his cultural heritage and seeking peace in the country's beautiful mosques and gardens. But Khattak's supposed break from work is cut short when he's approached by a Canadian government agent in Iran, asking him to look into the death of renowned Canadian-Iranian filmmaker Zahra Sobhani. Zahra was murdered at Iran's notorious Evin prison, where she'd been seeking the release of a well-known political prisoner. Khattak quickly finds himself embroiled in Iran's tumultuous politics and under surveillance by the regime, but when the trail leads back to Zahra's family in Canada, Khattak calls on his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, for help. Rachel uncovers a conspiracy linked to the Shah of Iran and the decades-old murders of a group of Iran's most famous dissidents. As Khattak gets caught up in the fate of Iran's political prisoners, Rachel sees through to the heart of the matter: Zahra's murder may not have been a political crime at all.
Bored and brilliant: how time spent doing nothing changes everything, Manoush Zomorodi
Being bored is bad, right? We'll certainly do anything to avoid it and with smartphones we need never be bored again, as we reply to our emails 24 hours a day, tweet as we watch TV, watch TV as we commute, check Facebook as we walk and Instagram while we eat. Stimulation is good. But what if it's not? What if what happens when our mind "wanders" is an important part of human cognition and an essential element of creative thinking. When award-winning journalist Manoush Zomorodi posed these question to her listeners on her popular New York public radio Podcast, the answer, from neuroscientists, psychologists and others was a resounding yes. So over the course of a week, she led thousands of her listeners through a week of experiments designed to help them reassess their technology habits, unplug for part of each week and jumpstart their creativity. Now in Bored and Brilliant, she will take you through a series of challenges that will help you rethink your relationship to your devices without completely leaving the digital world. This book is both a fascinating account of the history and science of boredom and a practical guide to inviting a little bit more boredom into our lives and reawakening our creativity.