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The smoking room.
All eight episodes of the brilliantly-observed original BBC TV comedy series. When initially aired on BBC3, The Smoking Room met with critical and popular acclaim. Now, for the first time on audio, are all eight episodes, complete and uncut. In the world of work, there is only one place where seniority means nothing and shop talk is banned, the smoking room. Here you'll find divorcee Lilian, enjoying her new freedom; bone idle Robin, dreaming his life away as he waits for a certain someone; freeloading Annie, an entirely self-centred emotional wreck; paranoid Barry, hiding behind his crossword; deathly boring Heidi; prim Janet, who is keen to fit in but has a very short temper; gruff, foul-mouthed, Len; no nonsense Sally, the lone voice of reason; and Clint, who is … in a world of his own.
Little gods Jenny Ackland.
The setting is the Mallee, wide flat scrubland in north-western Victoria, country where men are bred quiet, women stoic and the gothic is never far away. Olive Lovelock has just turned twelve. She is smart, fanciful and brave and on the cusp of something darker than the small world she has known her entire life. She knows that adults aren't very good at keeping secrets and makes it her mission to uncover as many as she can. When she learns that she once had a baby sister who died, a child unacknowledged by her close but challenging family, Olive becomes convinced it was murder. Her obsession with the mystery and relentless quest to find out what happened have seismic repercussions for the rest of her family and their community. As everything starts to change, it is Olive herself who has the most to lose as the secrets she unearths multiply and take on complicated lives of their own.
Even the stars look lonesome Maya Angelou.
This wise book is the wonderful continuation of the bestselling "Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey" "Now Even the Stars Look Lonesome" is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most …
Onyx & ivory Mindee Arnett.
They call her Traitor Kate. Cast out of the nobility after her father's attempt to assassinate the high king of Rime, Kate now works for the royal courier service. At night the drakes; flightless dragons, come out to hunt. But Kate was born with a forbidden magic, one that allows her to influence the minds of animals. Her job brings her to the scene of a drake massacre, and to Corwin Tormaine, the son of the king. With their paths entangled, Kate and Corwin must put the past behind them to face this new threat, and an even darker menace stirring in the kingdom.
Adrift: a true story of love, loss, and survival at sea Tami Oldham Ashcraft.
Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami's hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn't anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight. Adrift is the story of Tami's miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It's a tale of love and survival on the high seas- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love. Previously published as Red Sky in Mourning
Into the night Sarah Bailey.
Troubled and brilliant, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock finds herself lost and alone after a recent move to Melbourne, broken-hearted by the decisions she's had to make. Her new workplace is a minefield and the partner she has been assigned is uncommunicative and often hostile. When a homeless man is murdered and Gemma is put on the case, she can't help feeling a connection with the victim and the lonely and isolated life he led despite being in the middle of a bustling city. Then a movie star is killed in bizarre circumstances on the set of a major film shoot, and Gemma and her partner Detective Sergeant Nick Fleet have to put aside their differences to unravel the mysteries surrounding the actor's life and death. Who could commit such a brazen crime and who stands to profit from it? Far too many people, and none of them can be trusted.
Death of a valentine M C Beaton.
Amazing news is spreading like wildfire across the Scottish countryside: the most famous of all Highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, is planning to marry at last! Everyone in the village of Lochdubh adores Josie McSween, Hamish's newest constable and blushing bride-to-be. While locals think she is quite a catch, Hamish has a severe case of pre-nuptial jitters…after all, if it wasn't for the recent murder of a beautiful woman in a neighbouring village there wouldn't be a wedding in the first place. For it was a mysterious Valentine's Day card - delivered to the victim before her death - which initially drew Hamish and Josie together in the investigation. And now, as they work side by side, they soon discover that the woman's list of admirers was endless - confirming Hamish's suspicion that love can be deaf, blind…and deadly!
Carnegie's maid: a novel Marie Benedict.
Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady's maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn't have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can't let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future - and her family's. With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie's Maid tells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world's first true philanthropist.
Noughts & crosses Malorie Blackman.
Sephy is a Cross – a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought – a 'colourless' member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood. But that's as far as it can go. Until the first steps are taken towards more social equality and a limited number of Noughts are allowed into Cross schools– Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity by Noughts, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum – a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger–
Steve Jobs: the man who thought different Karen Blumenthal.
Traces the inspiring life and career of the late founder of Apple, covering topics ranging from his struggles as an adopted child and a college dropout to his Buddhist faith and friendship with Steve Wozniak, in a portrait framed around his inspirational Stanford University commencement speech.
Accidental saints: finding God in all the wrong people Nadia Bolz-Weber.
What if that person you've been trying to avoid is your best shot at grace today? And what if that's the point? In Accidental Saints, New York Times best-selling author Nadia Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls "a religious but not-so-spiritual life." Tattooed, angry and profane, this former stand-up comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people–a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop and a gun-toting member of the NRA. As she lives and worships alongside these "accidental saints," Nadia is swept into first-hand encounters with grace–a gift that feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit with a blunt instrument. But by this grace, people are transformed in ways they couldn't have been on their own. In a time when many have rightly become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. This unforgettable account of their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and skeptic alike. Told in Nadia's trademark confessional style, Accidental Saints is the stunning next work from one of today's most important religious voices.
The Bobby Gold stories Anthony Bourdain.
Follows the adventures of Bobby Gold, a charming criminal who is released from prison only to pick up his old habits immediately upon hitting the streets.
Bone in the throat Anthony Bourdain.
A gangster comedy set in a restaurant in New York's Little Italy. The hero is Tommy Pagano, a chef who becomes involved in an FBI sting against the Mafia. A first novel by a cook, currently chef of The Supper Club in New York City.
Gone bamboo Anthony Bourdain.
Henri Denard, a Vietnam War hero and professional assassin who is living on a French island in the Caribbean, discovers his neighbour is a man he unsuccessfully tried to assassinate as part of a contract.
Millions Frank Cottrell Boyce.
After their mother dies, two brothers find a huge amount of money which they must spend quickly before England switches to the new European currency, but they disagree on what to do with it.
A sharp solitude: a novel of suspense Christine Carbo.
In the darkening days of autumn, in a remote region near the Canadian border, a journalist has been murdered. Anne Marie Johnson was last seen with Reeve Landon, whose chocolate Labrador was part of an article she had been writing about a scientific canine research program. Now Landon is the prime suspect. Intensely private and paranoid, in a panic that he'll be wrongfully arrested, he ventures deep into in the woods. Even as he evades the detective, Landon secretly feels the whole thing is somehow deserved, a karmic punishment for a horrifying crime he committed as a young boy. While Montana FBI investigator Ali Paige is not officially assigned to the case, Landon-an ex-boyfriend and the father of her child-needs help. Ali has only one objective for snooping around the edges of an investigation she's not authorized to pursue: to save her daughter the shame of having a father in jail and the pain of abandonment she endured as a child. As the clock ticks and the noose tightens around Landon's neck, Ali isn't sure how far she will go to find out the truth. And what if the truth is not something she wants to know? A Sharp Solitude is a study of two flawed characters, bonded by a child, trying to make their way in an extraordinary place where escape seems possible. But no one can ever really outrun their demons, even in the vast terrain of Glacier, the ultimate backdrop for a journey of the soul.
Echo burning Lee Child.
Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer, looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband's in jail. When he comes out, he's going to kill her. Her family's hostile, she can't trust the cops and the lawyers won't help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder. Jack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress.
The president is missing Bill Clinton.
There are things only a President can know. There are things only a President can do. And then there are times when the only option is unthinkable … The President is Missing. The thriller only a president could write.
In my hands: compelling stories from a surgeon and his patients fighting cancer Steven A Curley.
In In my hands, surgical oncologist Dr. Steven Curley shares the empowering lessons he's learned over 25 years from his cancer patients' unique stories of struggle, perseverance, and triumph. As Chief of Surgical Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Steven Curley has worked with cancer patients for over two decades. While his life's work has been to help his patients live longer lives, he found that they helped him in ways he never could have expected. In my hands is a rare, often emotional look at some of Dr. Curley's real patients and real situations in modern cancer care.
Time to depart Lindsey Davis.
I still can't believe I've put the bastard away for good!' Petro muttered. Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine watch and Falco's oldest friend, has finally nailed one of Rome's top criminals. Under Roman law, citizens are not imprisoned but are allowed 'time to depart' into exile outside the Empire. One dark and gloomy dawn, Petro and Falco put the evil Balbinus aboard a ship. But soon after, an outbreak of robbery and murder suggests a new criminal ring has moved into Balbinus' territory. Petro and Falco must descend into the underworld of Vespasian's Rome to investigate …
Stay hidden Paul Doiron.
A supposed hunting accident becomes a dangerously complicated murder investigation in this intricately-plotted audiobook thriller featuring Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch. A woman has been shot to death by a deer hunter on an island off the coast of Maine. To newly promoted Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch, the case seems open and shut. But as soon as he arrives on remote Maquoit Island he discovers mysteries piling up one on top of the other. The hunter now claims he didn't fire the fatal shot and the ballistic evidence proves he's telling the truth.
Lies you never told me Jennifer Donaldson.
Quiet, shy Elyse can't believe it when she's cast as the lead in her Portland high school's production of Romeo and Juliet. Her best friend, Brynn, is usually the star, and Elyse isn't sure she's up to the task. But when someone at rehearsals starts to catch her eye–someone she knows she absolutely shouldn't be with–she can't help but be pulled into the spotlight. Austin native Gabe is contemplating the unthinkable–breaking up with Sasha, his headstrong, popular girlfriend. She's not going to let him slip through her fingers, though, and when rumours start to circulate around school, he knows she has the power to change his life forever. Gabe and Elyse both make the mistake of falling for the wrong person, and falling hard. Told in parallel narratives, this twisty, shocking story shows how one bad choice can lead to a spiral of unforeseen consequences that not everyone will survive.
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.
Beware the past Joy Ellis.
When Matt Ballard was starting out his career, three boys were murdered in the same area, the remote and bleak Gibbet Fen. When the main suspect was killed in a hit-and-run, the killings stopped. But Matt was not satisfied that the real murderer had been caught. Over 25 years later, Matt gets a photo in an unmarked envelope. It's of the Gibbet Fen crime scene. And the picture was taken before the murder took place. More photos arrive, relating to the historic murders, as well as intimate pictures of Matt's very secret private life. Then another murder happens with some of the hallmarks of the old case. Has the killer returned or is this just a sick copycat determined to ruin Matt's life and reputation? Everyone around Matt is in danger as the killer plays mind games with the detective. In an absolutely breath-taking conclusion, Matt and his team race against time to stop a vicious killer who knows no limits
Thieves on the fens
DI Nikki Galena gets a series of anonymous calls. She is told the place, time, and who will die. But the messages are in a secret language used only by villains. Nikki and her team must decode the riddles and work out where the threats are coming from. Meanwhile, The Fens have been hit by a series of "designer burglaries." It appears that a new gang of thieves are stealing to order. And things get very close to home when a friend of Nikki's mother dies suddenly and perhaps suspiciously. Do any of these events relate, and can Nikki stop the thieves on The Fens, before anyone else dies?
Carnival magic Amy Ephron.
Tess and Max are back in England for another summer with their Aunt Evie–this time by the seashore in South Devon. And they're incredibly excited about the travelling carnival that's come to town. There are rides, games, acrobats, The House of Mirrors–and even a psychic, with a beautiful wagon all her own. In a visit to the psychic's wagon, while Tess is being hypnotized, the wagon seems to move. Before Tess can shake herself out of the hypnosis, before Max can do anything, they seem to be travelling–along with the rest of the carnival–too quickly for the two of them to jump out. But where are they going and what awaits them? Will they be caught in a world different from their own? And do the Baranova twins, acrobats who miss their sister almost as much as Tess and Max miss their family, hold the keys to the mystery? Internationally bestselling author Amy Ephron returns with a companion novel to The Castle in the Mist and creates a magical tale filled with adventure, mystery, fantasy, family, and fun.
You'll never know, dear: a novel of suspense Hallie Ephron.
Seven-year-old Lissie Woodham and her four-year-old sister Janey were playing with their porcelain dolls in the front yard when an adorable puppy scampered by. Eager to pet the pretty dog, Lissie chased after the pup as it ran down the street. When she returned to the yard, Janey's precious doll was gone … and so was Janey. Forty years after Janey went missing, Lis–now a mother with a college-age daughter of her own–still blames herself for what happened. Every year on the anniversary of her sister's disappearance, their mother, Miss Sorrel, places a classified ad in the local paper with a picture of the toy Janey had with her that day–a one-of-a-kind porcelain doll–offering a generous cash reward for its return. For years, there's been no response. But this year, the doll came home. It is the first clue in a decades-old mystery that is about to turn into something far more sinister–endangering Lis and the lives of her mother and daughter as well. Someone knows the truth about what happened all those years ago, and is desperate to keep it hidden.
Two dogs in a trench coat go to school Julie Falatko.
Loyal pups Sassy and Waldo need to save their boy from being bored all day in class, but the school won't let two dogs inside. Good thing they found that trench coat! Sassy and Waldo are good dogs. They spend the day keeping their house safe. Has a squirrel ever gotten inside? No! But every day their boy, Stewart, comes home from this terrible place called school smelling like anxiety and loose-leaf paper. Sassy and Waldo decide to save Stewart. But they don't let dogs into school. So Sassy and Waldo decide to get creative. They put on an old trench coat, and now everyone at Bea Arthur Elementary thinks they are a new student named Salty from Liver, Ohio. Well, everyone except Stewart. Sassy and Waldo love school! Everything smells like meat and dirty socks. And they discover a whole other way to help out Stewart!
The pleasure of finding things out: [the best short works of Richard P. Feynman] Richard P Feynman.
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman, from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science–a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will delight anyone interested in the world of ideas.
My girls: a lifetime with Carrie and Debbie Todd Fisher.
A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher's poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty. In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, two unspeakable losses that occurred in less than twenty-four hours. The stunned public turned for solace to Debbie's only remaining child, Todd Fisher, who somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief.
The summer I met Jack: a novel Michelle Gable.
In 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee arrives in Hyannisport, Massachusetts to work as a maid for one of the wealthiest families in America. Alicia is at once dazzled by the large and charismatic family, in particular the oldest son, a rising politician named Jack. Alicia and Jack are soon engaged, but his domineering father forbids the marriage. And so, Alicia trades Hyannisport for Hollywood, and eventually Rome. She dates famous actors and athletes and royalty, including Gary Cooper, Kirk Douglas, and Katharine Hepburn, all the while staying close with Jack. A decade after they meet, on the eve of Jack's inauguration as the thirty-fifth President of the United States, the two must confront what they mean to each other. The Summer I Met Jack is based on the fascinating real life of Alicia Corning Clark, a woman who J. Edgar Hoover insisted was paid by the Kennedys to keep quiet, not only about her romance with Jack Kennedy, but also a baby they may have had together.
Love does: discover a secretly incredible life in an ordinary world Bob Goff.
As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. His grades weren't good enough to get into law school, so he sat on a bench outside the Dean's office for seven days until they finally let him enroll. Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world's best-kept secret. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. What follows are paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world's most delightfully engaging and winsome people.
The other mother: a novel Carol Goodman.
Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, pull up to the home of Daphne's new employer, tucked in the Catskills; the lush landscaping hides the view of a mental asylum. Daphne secured the live-in position using an assumed name and fake credentials, on the run from a controlling husband who has threatened to take her daughter away after Daphne was diagnosed with Post Partum Mood Disorder. Laurel Hobbes, who also has a daughter named Chloe, is everything Daphne isn't: charismatic, sophisticated, fearless. They form an intense friendship, share secrets, even start to look alike, dress alike, and talk alike. But being friends with Laurel will come at a very shocking price.
The motorcycle diaries Che Guevara.
These travel diaries capture the essence and exuberance of the young legend, Che Guevara. In January 1952, Che set out from Buenos Aires to explore South America on an ancient Norton motorcycle. He encounters an extraordinary range of people, from native Indians to copper miners, lepers and tourists, experiencing hardships and adventures that informed much of his later life.
Homegoing Yaa Gyasi.
Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow. Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi; from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations, Yaa Gyasi has written a miraculous novel the intimate, gripping story of a brilliantly vivid cast of characters and through their lives the very story of America itself. Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portraits, Homegoing is a searing and profound debut from a masterly new writer.
A tribe called bliss: break through superficial friendships, create real connections, reach your highest potential Lori Harder.
Lori Harder bridges the gap between inspiration and action, providing a lasting resource for positive change and a guidebook for establishing a support tribe. This practical book is for the growing audience of women seeking the sisterhood and connection they crave so much. It encourages readers to examine life on a micro level, and Lori provides lessons and contextual self-work exercises on how to develop the kind of awareness of the present moment that is the key to a lifetime of blissful happiness.
Dead over heels Charlaine Harris.
In Lawrenceton, Georgia, the body of a murdered policeman is dropped from a plane circling over the garden of librarian Aurora Teagarden. Aurora proceeds to enquire who the body is supposed to be for.
A fool and his honey Charlaine Harris.
Aurora knows that when a day starts with your handyman going crazy in your front yard, it probably won't get any better. Sure enough, her husband's niece Regina arrives with a baby whom no one knew she was expecting. She disappears, leaving behind the child - and a murdered husband. Aurora must retrace her steps from Georgia back to snowy Ohio, where she must uncover dark family secrets at her own peril…
The Julius House Charlaine Harris.
In Georgia, former librarian Aurora Teagarden is overjoyed when her new husband, rich and handsome Martin Bartell gives her a house as a wedding present. Intrigued, too, as the house once belonged to a family which simply disappeared. But when she tries to satisfy her curiosity with a bit of snooping, she is nearly killed by an ax-wielding attacker. Which sets her to thinking, whom exactly did she marry?
Last scene alive Charlaine Harris.
Aurora Teagarden is still mourning her husband's death when a movie company arrives in Lawrenceton. They've come to make the film of a book by her one-time boyfriend Robin Crusoe, a book about their investigation of a series of murders that occurred years before. But when the actress playing Roe is killed, Robin and Roe must join forces again to thwart the killer, unknowing that Roe herself is the next target…
Poppy done to death Charlaine Harris.
When her sister-in-law Poppy is found murdered, amateur sleuth Aurora Teagarden teams up with the victim's boyfriend, a local police detective, to solve the case, in spite of complications caused by their own past relationship.
Sweet and deadly Charlaine Harris.
Suspicious of the "accident" that killed her parents, Catherine Linton returns to her Mississippi home for answers. When her father's longtime nurse is found murdered, Catherine realizes she's in grave danger.
Three bedrooms, one corpse Charlaine Harris.
Aurora "Roe" Teagarden had always worked for a living, until an unexpected legacy gave her the money to quit her librarian job. Now, with time on her hands, she decides to try selling real estate. Her mother, after all, is Lawrenceton's premier real estate agent, giving Roe a head start on this new career. But at her first house showing, Roe discovers the naked corpse of a rival broker in the master bedroom. To make matters worse, one of her mother's colleagues has fallen under suspicion. Roe, a natural-born sleuth, is determined to find out who is responsible. And when a second body is found in another house for sale, it becomes obvious that there is a very cool killer at large in Lawrenceton, one who knows a great deal about real estate–and maybe too much about Roe…
A year at the Star and Sixpence Holly Hepburn.
When sisters Nessie and Sam inherit a pub in a beautiful country village they jump at the chance to escape their messy lives and start afresh. But they arrive at the Star and Sixpence to find it almost derelict and ruined by debts. However, determined to make the best of it, they set about making the pub the heart of the village again. Their first year at the Star and Sixpence won't be easy, and when the sisters' past comes back to haunt them, they start to think that the fresh start they needed is very far away indeed.
Arabella Georgette Heyer.
When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. She thus pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten. However, what will he think of her deceitful charade? Will it ruin her chance to be with the perfect man?
Cousin Kate Georgette Heyer.
When young and beautiful governess Kate Malvern finds herself unemployed, she is taken in by Minerva Broome, the aunt she has never met, and whisked away to the majestic country home of Staplewood. However, things are not as they seem: strange things start to happen in the manor and Staplewood soon turns from an inviting stately house to a cold and gloomy mansion with a dreadful secret! One of Georgette Heyer's later novels, Cousin Kate sees the author take a more experimental turn as she blends the Regency romance genre with the suspenseful style of Gothic horror.
Sylvester Georgette Heyer.
When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She thinks he is insufferably arrogant. But when a series of unforeseen events leads them to be stranded together in a lonely country inn, they are both forced to reassess their hastily formed opinions, and they begin to discover a new-found liking and respect for each other. But what Sylvester doesn't know is that Phoebe is about to publish a novel – a novel in which all London will recognise him as the villainous 'Count Ugolino'.
Stig of the dump Clive King.
Barney is a solitary little boy, given to wandering off by himself. One day he is lying on the edge of a disused chalk-pit when it gives way and he lands in a sort of cave. Here he meets 'somebody with a lot of shaggy hair and two bright black eyes' wearing a rabbit skin and speaking in grunts. He names him Stig. Of course nobody believes Barney when he tells his family all about Stig, but for Barney cave-man Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learning each other's ways and embarking on a series of unforgettable adventures.
Planet of exile Ursula K Le Guin.
The Earth colony of Landin has been stranded on Werel for ten years – and ten of Werel's years are over 600 terrestrial years, and the lonely and dwindling human settlement is beginning to feel the strain. Every winter – a season that lasts for 15 years – the Earthmen have neighbours: the humanoid hilfs, a nomadic people who only settle down for the cruel cold spell. The hilfs fear the Earthmen, whom they think of as witches and call the farborns. But hilfs and farborns have common enemies: the hordes of ravaging barbarians called gaals and eerie preying snow ghouls. Will they join forces or be annihilated?
The Problim children Natalie Lloyd.
When the Problim children's ramshackle bungalow in the Swampy Woods goes kaboom, the seven siblings, each born on a different day of the week, have to move into their grandpa's bizarre old mansion in Lost Cove. No problem! For the Problim children, every problem is a gift! But rumours about their family run rampant in the small town: tales of a bitter feud, a hidden treasure, and a certain kind of magic lingering in the halls of #7 Main Street. Their neighbours, the O'Pinions, will do anything to find the secrets lurking inside the Problim household, including sending the seven children to seven different houses on seven different continents!
Whisky galore Compton Mackenzie.
Stanley Baxter reads the witty Compton Mackenzie story set in the Scottish Islands. The inhabitants of Great and Little Toddy think they can cope with World War II - but then the whisky runs out. Life becomes intolerable, until fate delivers them a shipwreck with a cargo of whisky.
The assassination of Margaret Thatcher: stories Hilary Mantel.
A brilliant collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Hilary Mantel is one of Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed writers. In these ten bracingly subversive tales, all her gifts of characterisation and observation are fully engaged, summoning forth the horrors so often concealed behind everyday façades. Childhood cruelty is played out behind the bushes in 'Comma'; nurses clash in 'Harley Street' over something more than professional differences; and in the title story, staying in for the plumber turns into an ambiguous and potentially deadly waiting game. Whether set in a claustrophobic Saudi Arabian flat or on a precarious mountain road in Greece, these stories share an insight into the darkest recesses of the spirit. Displaying all of Mantel's unmistakable style and wit, they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powers.
Bob Wendy Mass.
It's been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy's grandmother in Australia. Now that she's back, Livy has the feeling she's forgotten something really, really important about Gran's house. It turns out she's right. Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn't forget Livy, or her promise. He's been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a closet like she told him to. He can't remember who-or what-he is, where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Now it's time to keep that promise. Clue by clue, Livy and Bob will unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from, and discover the kind of magic that lasts forever.
Since you've been gone Morgan Matson.
Quiet Emily's sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks for her to complete, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Porter, Emily gives them a try.
The miscalculations of Lightning Girl Stacy McAnulty.
A lightning strike made Lucy, twelve, a math genius but, after years of home-schooling, her grandmother enrolls her in middle school and she learns that life is more than numbers.
Beneath the sugar sky Seanan McGuire.
When Rini lands with a literal splash in the pond behind Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, the last thing she expects to find is that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was even conceived. But Rini can't let Reality get in the way of her quest – not when she has an entire world to save! (Much more common than one would suppose.) If she can't find a way to restore her mother, Rini will have more than a world to save: she will never have been born in the first place. And in a world without magic, she doesn't have long before Reality notices her existence and washes her away. Good thing the student body is well-acquainted with quests…
Finding my forever Heidi McLaughlin.
Rock musician Jimmy "JD" Davis considers pursuing a relationship with Jenna, while she works through the emotional effects of her abuse at the hands of her ex-husband.
My unexpected forever Heidi McLaughlin.
A false report T Christian Miller.
On 11 August 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man had broken into her home and raped her. Within days, police - and even those closest to Marie - became suspicious of her story: details of the crime just didn't seem plausible. Confronted with the seeming inconsistencies, Marie broke down and said her story was a fabrication - a bid for attention. The police convicted her of making a false report. She was vilified as a liar. More than two years later, some 1,600 kilometres away, detective Stacy Galbraith was assigned to a case of sexual assault. It bore an eerie resemblance to a rape that had taken place months earlier in a nearby town. Galbraith contacted the detective on that case, Edna Hendershot, and they joined forces. Galbraith and Hendershot soon realised they were dealing with a serial rapist: a man who took calculated steps to erase all physical evidence, who photographed each of his victims, threatening to release the images online if the women went to the police.
The plains Gerald Murnane.
This is the story of the families of the plains–obsessed with their land and history, their culture and mythology–and of the man who ventured into their world. First published in 1982, The Plains is a mesmerising work of startling originality.
So you want to talk about race Ijeoma Oluo.
A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of colour and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans. Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned, and crystalize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity. Her writing brings to mind voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, and Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor's seminal essay "The Meaning of a Word."
Scenes from village life Amos Oz.
Strange things are happening in Tel Ilan, a century-old pioneer village. A disgruntled retired politician complains to his daughter that he hears the sound of digging at night. Could it be their tenant, that young Arab? But then the young Arab hears the digging sounds too. Where has the mayor's wife gone, vanished without a trace, her note saying "Don't worry about me"? Around the village, the veneer of new wealth–gourmet restaurants, art galleries, a winery–barely conceals the scars of war and of past generations: disused air raid shelters, rusting farm tools, and trucks left wherever they stopped. Scenes from Village Life is a memorable novel-in-stories by the inimitable Amos Oz: a brilliant, unsettling glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface of everyday life.
12 rules for life: an antidote to chaos Jordan B Peterson.
Jordan Peterson's work as a clinical psychologist has reshaped the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics ranging from the Bible to romantic relationships drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of polarizing politics, echo chambers and trigger warnings, his startling message about the value of personal responsibility and the dangers of ideology has resonated around the world. In this book, he combines ancient wisdom with decades of experience to provide twelve profound and challenging principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules for Life offers an antidote to the chaos in our lives eternal truths applied to our modern problems.
Maps of meaning: the architecture of belief Jordan B Peterson.
Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.
The adventures of Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey.
When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.
Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets Dav Pilkey.
Principal Krupp once again turns into the superhero Captain Underpants in order to save the world, and Jerome Horwitz Elementary School, from the evil talking toilets and the Turbo Toilet 2000.
The bell jar Sylvia Plath.
Sylvia Plath's only novel is an account of a young woman's breakdown - her attempted suicide, hospitalization and recovery. A student from Boston wins a guest editorship on a national magazine, and finds a new world at her feet. Her New York life is crowded with possibilities, so the choice of future is overwhelming. She is faced with the perennial problems of morality, behaviour and identity.
Geekerella: a novel Ashley Poston.
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad's old costume, Elle's determined to win–unless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons–before he was famous. Now they're nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake–until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again? Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
What to read and why Francine Prose.
In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers she admires above all others, from Jane Austen and Charles Dickens to Jennifer Egan and Roberto Bolano. In an age defined by hyper-connectivity and constant stimulation, Francine Prose makes a compelling case for the solitary act of reading and the great enjoyment it brings.
The murderer in ruins Cay Rademacher.
Hamburg, 1947. A ruined city occupied by the British who bombed it, experiencing the coldest winter in living memory. Food is scarce; refugees and the homeless crowd into shantytowns and sheds. There is a killer on the loose, and all attempts to find him or her have failed. Plagued with worry about his missing son, Frank Stave is a career policeman with a tragedy in his past that is driving his determination to find the killer. With the help of his colleague Maschke from the vice squad and Lt MacDonald from the British military, Stave has to find out why - in the wake of a wave of atrocity, the grim Nazi past and the bleak attempts by his German countrymen to re-create a country from the apocalypse - someone is still dedicated to murder. A spine-tingling portrayal of pure evil, with multiple twists, turns and subplots. What, or who, will rise from the ashes?
Blind alley Danielle Ramsay.
Three brutal attacks. One near-fatal beating. And a deadly score to settle. DI Jack Brady is riding high after the successful outcome of his previous case, but his world is about to come crashing down. There's a serial rapist plaguing the streets of Whitley Bay. Three young women have been horribly abused, and his boss and the press are screaming for answers. Everything seems to point to his old friend and foe, gangster Martin Madley, though Brady still struggles to believe he's capable of such acts. With time running out before the villain strikes again, Brady must follow every scrap of evidence. But there are forces at work he knows nothing about, and his persistence is leading both him and those close to him ever further into danger.
Broken silence Danielle Ramsay.
Early one morning in the seaside resort of Whitley Bay, the lifeless body of a young girl, Sophie Washington, is found brutally murdered her face mutilated beyond recognition. Back on active duty after being shot, DI Jack Brady is struggling to deal with his marriage break-up. His problems intensify when his friend and colleague DI James Matthews reveals that he was with the victim on the night of her murder. Brady's loyal deputy, DS Harry Conrad and police psychologist, Amelia Jenkins are assigned with him to crack the case. But as Brady delves deeper into Sophie's life he discovers a far from rosy picture. Brady must ask some tough questions if he is to get at the truth. Questions not only about Sophie, but also about himself and what he finds out isn't going to be pretty.
The legacy of the bones Dolores Redondo.
The second book in Dolores Redondo's atmospheric Baztan trilogy, featuring Inspector Amaia Salazar. With masterful storytelling and a detective to rival Sarah Lund, this Spanish bestselling series has taken Europe by storm. A year after arresting Jason Medina for the rape and murder of his step-daughter, Detective Inspector Amaia Salazar has one last duty to complete before starting her maternity leave - attending Medina's trial. When the trial is suddenly called off, Amaia is appalled. But the judge had no choice. Jason Medina has committed suicide in the bathroom of the courthouse, leaving behind a cryptic note addressed to Amaia: the single word 'Tarttalo'. What message was Medina trying to send with this obscure reference to Basque mythology? To unravel the truth, Amaia must return once again to the Baztan valley, her family home and the place where she feels most vulnerable. As the investigation becomes more complicated and more personal, those closest to Amaia will be placed in mortal danger…
Offering to the storm Dolores Redondo.
In Pamplona, capital of Navarra, Amaia Salazar is called in to investigate the death of a baby girl. The baby has red marks on her face, indicating she has been murdered. According to the girl's grandmother, the father tried to run away with the body, uttering something about an offering. She also mentions the Inguma - an evil being of Basque mythology that kills people in their sleep. The investigation takes Amaia and her team to the nearby valley of Baztan, where there have been an abnormally high number of similar cases and some procedural irregularities. Meanwhile a murderer, Berasategui, is found dead in his cell from a drug-induced coma, which he can't have done without help. Soon Amaia will have to face the true origin of the events that have ravaged the Baztan valley for years; even if an impressive snowstorm tries to bury the devastating truth.
Who we are and how we got here: ancient DNA and the new science of the human past David Reich.
The past few years have witnessed a revolution in our ability to obtain DNA from ancient humans. This important new data has added to our knowledge from archaeology and anthropology, helped resolve long-existing controversies, challenged long-held views, and thrown up remarkable surprises. The emerging picture is one of many waves of ancient human migrations, so that all populations living today are mixes of ancient ones, and often carry a genetic component from archaic humans. David Reich, whose team has been at the forefront of these discoveries, explains what genetics is telling us about ourselves and our complex and often surprising ancestry. Gone are old ideas of any kind of racial 'purity'. Instead, we are finding a rich variety of mixtures. Reich describes the cutting-edge findings from the past few years, and also considers the sensitivities involved in tracing ancestry, with science sometimes jostling with politics and tradition. He brings an important wider message: that we should recognize that every one of us is the result of a long history of migration and intermixing of ancient peoples, which we carry as ghosts in our DNA.
Letters to a young poet Rainer Maria Rilke.
Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of the twentieth century. Written when the poet was himself still a young man, with most of his greatest work before him, they were addressed to Franz Kappus, a student who had sent Rilke some of his own writing, asking for advice on becoming a writer. The two never met, but over a period of several years Rilke wrote him these ten letters, which have been cherished by hundreds of thousands of readers for that "vibrant and deeply felt experience of life" that informs them. Eloquent and personal, Rilke's meditations on the creative process, the nature of love, the wisdom of children, and the importance of solitude offer a wealth of spiritual and practical guidance for anyone. At the same time, this collection, in Stephen Mitchell's definitive translation, reveals the thoughts and feelings of one of the greatest poets and most distinctive sensibilities of the twentieth century.
As sure as the dawn Francine Rivers.
Atretes, German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness but his life is changed forever when he learns his son is alive. Atretes vows to find his son and return to Germania. Only one thing stands in his way: Rizpah, the young widow who adopted his abandoned baby. But Atretes is undaunted. One woman should be no trouble at all. It doesn't take him long to find out just how wrong he is.
An echo in the darkness Francine Rivers.
A prosperous trader, Marcus Lucianus Valerian has made a fortune providing sand and slaves for the Roman games. But when Hadassah, a slave in his family's household, has enchanted him with her quiet beauty and her staunch faith in Christ. When Marcus' sister sends Hadassah to almost certain death at the games, Marcus feels that his life has been ripped apart. Now he is on his way to Jerusalem to find out more about Hadassah's god, unaware that a miracle awaits him back in Rome.
Edwina Willow Rose.
A terrifying, nail-biting horror story from the Queen of Scream novels. Marie-Therese is about to take in another child in foster care. But Edwina is no ordinary girl, as Marie-Therese is about to discover. Stories of death and destruction follow her trail, and soon events in the small Danish town will take a decidedly macabre turn on one horrifying and endless night.
To hell in a handbasket Willow Rose.
Not every grandmotherly type bakes cookies. What's more frightening than finding out that the kindly old ladies living across the street from you are anything but? As a child, Tim Robertson is selling cookies with his best friend Damien when they knock on the door of the house across the street from him. Two old ladies open the door and Tim never sees his best friend again. Twenty years later, Tim has tried to move on and forget what happened back then. He is married, has a son, and just bought the house of his dreams in small town Cocoa Beach. When the house across the street from them is sold, they are all looking forward to getting new neighbours, until Tim realizes the old ladies are back to haunt him and the rest of the town. To Hell in a Handbasket is Willow Rose, when she is at her most horrifying. Every page of this book is oozing with dread, and this novel stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best of Koontz and King. Anyone who has read a Willow Rose book knows it's harder to put the book down than to just finish it.
Manderley forever: a biography of Daphne du Maurier Tatiana de Rosnay.
As a thirteen-year-old de Rosnay read and reread Rebecca, becoming a lifelong devotee of Du Maurier's fiction. Now de Rosnay pays homage to the writer who influenced her so deeply, following Du Maurier from a shy seven-year-old, a rebellious sixteen-year-old, a twenty-something newlywed, and finally a cantankerous old woman.
The queen's rising Rebecca Ross.
When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Growing up in the southern kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge Brienna struggled to find hers until she chose knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna's greatest fear comes true: she is left without a patron. Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, she reluctantly accepts. But there is much more to his story, for there is a dangerous plot to overthrow the king of Maevana the rival kingdom of Valenia and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved, some closer to Brienna than she realizes. With war brewing, Brienna must choose which side she will remain loyal to passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. Who will be that queen?
The land of Neverendings Kate Saunders.
Emily felt wide awake, but this had to be a dream. A soft light glowed from the middle of Holly's empty bed. It came from a little tent; striped red and white, not more than knee-height, and with shadows moving about inside it. Never in all her life would Emily forget the strangeness of what she saw next. When Emily's sister Holly dies, she is surprised to find that she misses her toy bear, Bluey, almost as much as Holly. Bluey was Holly's constant companion, and Emily used to make up stories about him and his escapades in the magical (and very silly) world of Smockeroon to entertain her. And the only person who seems to understand Emily's grief is Ruth, her kindly next-door neighbour. But then very strange things start to happen.
The crow girl Erik Axl Sund.
The newest international crime novel sensation: a fiercely suspenseful psychological thriller in which two women a police detective and a psychotherapist are faced with the question: how much suffering can one human being inflict upon another before he ceases to be human and becomes a monster? In a Stockholm city park, the hideously abused body of a young boy is stumbled upon. Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg heads the investigation, which quickly dead-ends: no trace of the boy's identity can be found. But with the discovery of two more children's bodies in similar condition, it becomes clear that a psychopathic serial killer is at large.
The lost continent Tui Sutherland.
Not every dragonet wants a destiny. Clay has grown up under the mountain, chosen along with four other dragonets to fulfill a mysterious prophecy and end the war between the dragon tribes of Pyrrhia. He's not so sure about the prophecy part, but Clay can't imagine not living with the other dragonets; they're his best friends. So when one of the dragonets is threatened, all five spring into action. Together, they will choose freedom over fate, leave the mountain, and fulfill their destiny – on their own terms.
Blackbringer Laini Taylor.
Magpie Windwitch, faerie, devil hunter, and granddaughter of the West Wind, must defeat an ancient evil creature, the Blackbringer, who has escaped from his bottle and threatens to unmake all of creation.
The history of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides.
The Peloponnesian War, 431 to 404 b.c., pitted the all-powerful Spartan infantry against the supremely powerful Athenian navy. Thucydides actually participated in this war and realized it would have an unparalleled influence on the history of Greece. He vividly narrates exciting episodes and carefully describes tactical aspects of the war as well as provides various illuminating character profiles.
The shape of water Guillermo del Toro.
The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature. Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release–one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of literature and film–The Shape of Water weaves together fantasy, horror, and romance to create a tale that is equally gripping on the big screen, and as an audio performance.
Witch for a week Kaye Umansky.
When Elsie Pickles offers to house-sit the mysterious home of local witch Magenta Sharp, she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Left with a talking raven and a scruffy dog for company, a magical tower that has a mind of its own and a book of instruction called Everything You Need to Know, what could possibly go wrong? With an assortment of weird and wonderful neighbours banging at the door and a box of volatile magical ingredients that must be used immediately, Elsie finds out that looking after Magenta's home might not be as easy as she first thought…
This is water: some thoughts, delivered on a significant occasion, about living a compassionate life David Foster Wallace.
Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. This is the audio recording of David Foster Wallace delivering that very address. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend. Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humour, exacting intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.
Ben Hur Lew Wallace.
The classic saga of the Roman Empire. From a thrilling sea battle to its famous chariot race to the agony of the Crucifixion, this is the epic tale of a prince who became a slave and by a twist of fate and his own skill won a chance at freedom.
How to be human: the manual Ruby Wax.
It took us 4 billion years to evolve to where we are now. No question, anyone reading this has won the evolutionary Hunger Games by the fact you're on all twos and not some fossil. This should make us all the happiest species alive - most of us aren't, what's gone wrong? We've started treating ourselves more like machines and less like humans. We're so used to upgrading things like our iPhones: as soon as the new one comes out, we don't think twice, we dump it. How to be Human is extremely funny, true and the only manual you'll need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iPhone.
Chinese course: basic: listen - repeat - learn, English to Chinese Ann-Charlotte Wennerholm.
Learn Chinese with our Chinese Basic Course. Listen-repeat-learn. Listen: Hear a phrase first in English and then twice in Chinese. Repeat: Practice at your own pace and learn the pronunciation. Learn: You may begin to start using your new language within a few exercises.
Violet and the smugglers Harriet Whitehorn.
Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making. Uncle Johnny has invited Violet and her friends to spend the summer with him on a sailing adventure around Europe and Violet couldn't be more excited! But when she suspects that the captain of a boat nearby might be up to no good, Violet needs to put her detective skills into action. Could he be the head of a smuggling ring?
Chinese on the move: the lively audio language program for busy people Jane Wightwick.
Not just another audio language programme, the on the move series features an engaging, natural approach to language learning ideally suited for today's hurry-up world. Unlike other audio programmes that feature dreary drill formats and seemingly endless word lists, these innovative programmes convey all the vitality and colour of the cultures in which the languages are spoken. A lively narrator guides listeners through each course, at times meeting up with two other native 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, telling stories, and family relationships.
The first four years Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Laura Ingalls Wilder is beginning life with her new husband, Almanzo, in their own little house. Laura is a young pioneer wife now, and must work hard with Almanzo, farming the land around their home on the South Dakota prairie. Soon their baby daughter, Rose, is born, and the young family must face the hardships and triumphs encountered by so many American pioneers. And so Laura Ingalls Wilder's adventure as a little pioneer girl ends, and her new life as a pioneer wife and mother begins. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heart-warming, unforgettable story.
Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf.
Clarissa Dalloway is civilised–without the ostentation of a socialite, but with enough distinction to attract them to her parties. She finds excess offensive, but surrounds herself with the highest quality and has an abhorrence for anything ugly or awkward. Mrs. Dalloway is as much a character study as it is a commentary on the ills and benefits society gleans from class. Through Virginia Woolf, we spend a day with Clarissa as she interacts with servants, her children, her husband, and even an ex-lover. As she plans and executes one of her celebrated parties, she reveals inner machinations incongruous with her class-defined behaviours, that ultimately enable her to transcend them.
Epic drives of the world: explore the planet's most thrilling road trips. .
Buckle up for the next installment in our 'Epic' series and the follow-up to Epic Bike Rides of the World. Epic Drives of the World, a beautiful hardback, showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa. Organised by continent, each route features a first-hand account, awe-inspiring photographs, illustrated maps and practical advice on when to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to eat. From Hawaii's Hana Highway and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Road, to Utah's National Park Circuit and Germany's Black Forest High Road, Epic Drives of the World will inspire any motorist to hit the open road.
Let's make great projects: experiments to try, crafts to create, and lots to learn .
An exciting project-included book of crafts, activities, and experiments for curious children who love to make, play, and explore.With clear step-by-step instructions and photos, children will learn about school subjects through interactive activities, crafts, and experiments. There are 25 great projects on offer - from creating an astronaut's outfit or building a sundial, to taking a trip back in time to see how the mighty Roman legionaries conquered their enemies. And that's just for starters - on top of nature and history, the book also covers wildlife, science, and space - so animal lovers and wannabe astronauts will also be delighted by what's on offer. Children will absolutely love the variety of crafts, activities, experiments, and facts, and parents will love how Let's Make Great Projects supplements and complements school subjects, while providing inspiration and tips for bringing projects to life. All projects can be completed with readily available household items or easy-to-find art supplies, making this the perfect book for eager little readers who are looking for their next great hands-on project.
Lonely Planet's atlas of adventure: discover a world of thrilling outdoor activities. .
Travel from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe in this A-to-Z guide to outdoor adventure! The pursuits covered range from hiking and snorkelling to more adrenalin-charged experiences that will require some tuition, but all are accessible for first-timers. So pack your passport for a rejuvenating journey around the world!
Science and nature for kids. .
Encourage your child to be more comfortable with science experiments by introducing easy-to-do activities first. The cool thing about this educational resource is that it lists down experiments that can be done with minimal adult supervision. Experiments tickle your child's curiosity and desire to learn more about the world around him/her. Get a copy today.
The simple act of reading. .
For it is in the simple act of reading where the living and the dead, the real and the imagined, meet. It is in the simple act of reading where we exercise those two most sacred of human vocations: compassion and creativity. For as we know, without either of these primes there is no possibility for a humanity present or past worth talking about. Contributors include; Debra Adelaide, Joan London, Delia Falconer, Sunil Badami, Gabrielle Carey, Luke Davies, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Kate Forsyth, Giulia Giuffre, Andy Griffiths, Anita Heiss, Gail Jones, Jill Jones, Catherine Keenan, Malcolm Knox, Wayne Macauley, Fiona McFarlane, David Malouf, Rosie Scott, Carrie Tiffany and Geordie Williamson.
Top 10 Dubai & Abu Dhabi. .
An unbeatable guide to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps and top 10 lists - all designed to help you see the very best of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Spend time exploring the old town of Deira, enjoy total luxury in the Burj Al Arab hotel or experience local culture at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. From Top 10 restaurants to the Top 10 outdoor activities- discover the best of Dubai and Abu Dhabi with this easy-to-use travel guide.
The battle for Sol is now. The sphere ship gave Earth knowledge of the universe, but it came with a warning to stay away from the Star. After losing two children to the First Contact Federation, Empyrean sends a fleet of plasma ships and allies to Sol. Their one mission: to destroy humanity. Can Earth defend itself against the imminent threat, or will they be destroyed so soon after starting to explore the universe around them? Join many of today's top indie science fiction authors as they each write a story about the battle for Sol in the most ambitious shared-universe collection to date.
Beginning watercolor: tips and techniques for learning to paint in watercolor, Maury Aaseng.
Beginning Watercolor teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started painting in watercolor. This helpful resource begins with a basic introduction to the essential tools and materials artists need to get started, including choosing the right paintbrushes, watercolor paints, sketchbooks, and canvas. Additionally, artists will learn the fundamentals of watercolour, as well as a variety of painting techniques, including creating washes, mixing colors, creating soft blends, rendering realistic textures, and working wet-into-wet. Beginning Watercolor guides beginners through a series of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects covering a variety of watercolour methods and techniques, including helpful tips and advice when painting landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and more. With helpful tips and detailed, beautiful artwork to guide and inspire, Beginning Watercolor is the perfect resource for watercolor artists just getting started in this colourful medium.
The women's pages, Debra Adelaide.
Dove is writing a novel for herself, for her mother and for their literary heroines. It describes the life of Ellis, an ordinary young woman of the 1960s troubled by secrets and gaps in her past. Having read Wuthering Heights to her dying mother, Dove finds she cannot shake off the influence of that singular novel: it has infected her like a disease. In grief's aftermath, she follows the story Wuthering Heights has inspired to discover more about Ellis, who has emerged from the pages of fiction herself or has she? To become a modern successful career woman. The Women's Pages is about the choices and compromises women make, about their griefs and losses, and about the cold aching spaces that are left when they disappear from the story. It explores the mysterious process of creativity, and the way stories are shaped and fiction is formed. Right up to its astonishing conclusion, The Women's Pages asserts the power of the reader's imagination, which can make the deepest desires and strangest dreams come true.
The motivation hoax: a smart person's guide to inspirational nonsense, James Adonis.
Everywhere you look there's a motivational quote to greet you. Pursue your passion! Nothing is impossible! Happiness is a journey, not a destination! But what if there is actually scant evidence to back up these shimmering proclamations? What if positive thinking does not, in fact, lead to positive life outcomes? What if life is too short to not have regrets? In other words, what if many of our most cherished motivational platitudes simply aren't true? The Motivation Hoax offers sense in place of the sparkling nonsense that permeates the inspiration industry. It exposes the unrealistic clichés and misleading mantras that frequently just make you feel bad, replacing them with evidence-based insights that are no less motivating, but are credible, reliable and, most importantly, scientifically tested.
Love, Simon, Becky Albertalli.
Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity–and that of his pen pal–will be revealed,
No dream is too high: life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin.
Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered through his event-filled life–both in outer space and on Earth–in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation. Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He is a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the Moon. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: still a non-stop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be 86 in 2016. No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as: "Second comes right after first": NASA protocol should have meant he was first on the Moon, but rules changed just before the mission; how he learned to be proud of being the second man on the Moon; "Look for opportunities, not obstacles": Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut; failure is an opportunity to learn to do better; "Always maintain your spirit of adventure": for his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark; he stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life. No Dream Is Too High is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history.
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie.
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Open wide, Melissa Ambrosini.
The brain warrior's way: ignite your energy and focus, attack illness and aging, transform pain into purpose, Daniel G Amen.
The Brain Warrior's Way is your arsenal to win the fight to live a better life. The Amens will guide you through the process, and give you the tools to take control. So if you're serious about your health, either out of desire or necessity, it's time to arm yourself and head into battle.
Christmas bliss, Mary Kay Andrews.
Christmas is coming, but Savannah antique dealer Weezie Foley is doubly distracted–both by her upcoming wedding to her longtime love, chef Daniel Stipanek and also by the fact that her best friend and maid-of-honour BeBe Loudermilk is due to give birth any day–and is still adamantly refusing to marry her live-in-love Harry.
Mayfair, V C Andrews.
Book Three of the Girls of Spindrift continues a haunting new series featuring highly intelligent teenage girls who struggle to survive a specialized high school and find their place in a world that doesn't understand them. Such is the burden of being brilliant. Mayfair arrives at Spindrift School, and quickly begins to feel its walls are a prison, its teachers her wardens. Having become best friends with Corliss and Donna, the three of them become the de facto It Girls of Spindrift; the other students call them the Supremes–and not for their singing talents. Jogging the grounds of Spindrift one day, the girls notices a hole in the fence leading to the nearby town that the students are never permitted to visit. Gathering up their nerve for an off-campus excursion, they venture to a local bar, and into the presence of a man Mayfair becomes enchanted by. Thrilling and new, this affair of the heart is the opposite of the rigorous study Spindrift demands of its pupils. And so for this ultra-smart girl, the question becomes: which is smarter, which brings more self-satisfaction, the path of the brain, or the wilds of the heart? The four Girls of Spindrift novellas together form a sequel to Bittersweet Dreams–available now!
The avenue of the dead: a Davina Graham thriller, Evelyn Anthony.
M16 agent Davina Graham plunges into a hotbed of international intrigue when she penetrates the inner sanctum of one of the US president's top aides, and tracks an elusive criminal from the White House to Moscow to Mexico City. Still reeling from the murder of her husband, Ivan Sasanov, at the hands of the KGB, British Intelligence agent Davina Graham has been called back into active service to head off a potential international crisis. The British-born wife of Edward Fleming, the US president's assistant under-secretary of state and close friend, has appealed to the British ambassador for sanctuary. Elizabeth Fleming claims that her husband tried to murder her because she found out he was passing information to the Russians. Fleming's first wife died in a fire in their Mexico vacation home, but it was officially ruled an accident. Now the Secret Intelligence Service needs Davina to find out whether Elizabeth's allegations are true. If so, Elizabeth's life could be in grave danger. But it may already be too late. Now a target herself, Davina follows a labyrinthine trail that takes her from the inner circles of Washington to Mexico City and a clinic in the mountains that will bring a fiendishly clever global conspiracy full circle. On the edge of uncovering the truth about two seemingly unrelated murders, she uses herself as bait to trap an elusive criminal known as the Plumed Serpent. The Avenue of the Dead is the 2nd book in the Davina Graham Thrillers, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
The travelling cat chronicles, Hiro Arikawa.
The tender feelgood story of a man's journey around Japan with a streetcat.
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.
The final key, Catherine Asaro.
The Skolian Empire is targeted by a series of assassinations and subterfuges by the Euban Concord, a situation for which a teenage cadet becomes her world's only hope.
Adrift: a true story of love, loss and survival at sea, Tami Oldham Ashcraft.
Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami's hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn't anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight. Adrift is the story of Tami's miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It's a tale of love and survival on the high seas- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love. Previously published as Red Sky in Mourning
The soldier, Neal L Asher.
In a far corner of space, on the very borders between humanity's Polity worlds and the kingdom of the vicious crab-like prador, is an immediate threat to all sentient life: an accretion disc, a solar system designed by the long-dead Jain race and swarming with living technology powerful enough to destroy entire civilizations. Neither the Polity nor the prador want the other in full control of the disc, so they've placed an impartial third party in charge of the weapons platform guarding the technology from escaping into the galaxy: Orlandine, a part-human, part-AI haiman. She's assisted by Dragon, a mysterious, spaceship-sized alien entity who has long been suspicious of Jain technology and who suspects the disc is a trap lying in wait. Orlandine is hatching a plan to obliterate the threat forever. But the Jain may not be as dead as they seem.
Scandal above stairs, Jennifer Ashley.
A mystery of stolen antiquities has Kat Holloway setting aside her apron once again for the intrigues of the upper echelons of Victorian. London Priceless artwork has gone missing from the home of a wealthy baronet, and his wife stands to take the blame. When Kat's employer asks for help in clearing her friend's name, Kat trades her kitchen for the homes of Mayfair's wealthiest families. Soon antiques are disappearing not only from the extravagant households of connoisseurs and collectors, but from the illustrious British Museum. As the thefts increase in frequency, Kat calls upon her friend Daniel McAdam, who has already set himself up in a pawnshop on the Strand as a seedy receiver of stolen goods. When a man is murdered in the shop, Kat must use all of her wits to see that the thieves are caught and justice is done.
A good heart is hard to find, Trisha Ashley.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man of over forty is in possession of a major defect. Cassandra Leigh has woken as if from a bad dream; forty-four, childless and twenty-plus years into an affair with a married man. Cass is desperate for a baby and running out of time. Maybe Max is not the only man for her? There's her friend Jason, though he's perhaps a little too rugged, and there's something strange about the way his wife disappeared. Or there's Dante, the mysterious stranger she meets on a dark night in his haunted manor house. Cass must throw caution to the wind and claim the life she's always wanted.
The house of hopes and dreams, Trisha Ashley.
When Carey Revell unexpectedly becomes the heir to Mossby, his family's ancestral home, it's rather a mixed blessing. The house is large but rundown and comes with a pair of resentful relatives who can't be asked to leave. Still, newly dumped by his girlfriend and also from his job as a TV interior designer, Carey needs somewhere to lick his wounds. And Mossby would be perfect for a renovation show. He already knows someone who could restore the stained glass windows in the older part of the house. Angel Arrowsmith has spent the last ten years happily working and living with her artist mentor and partner. But suddenly bereaved, she finds herself heartbroken, without a home or a livelihood. Life will never be the same again; until old friend Carey Revell comes to the rescue. They move in to Mossby with high hopes. But the house has a secret at its heart: an old legend concerning one of the famous windows. Will all their dreams for happiness be shattered? Or can Carey and Angel find a way to make this house a home?
The calm birth method: your complete guide to a positive hypnobirthing experience, Suzy Ashworth.
Birth is a natural and normal event and, while it can be unpredictable, this book will show you how you can make it a gentle and enjoyable experience. In The Calm Birth Method, hypnobirthing expert Suzy Ashworth helps you to build confidence in your body and its abilities, and shares practical techniques to support you so that, no matter what happens, you feel prepared.
LNER: the London and North Eastern Railway, Paul Atterbury.
The London and North Eastern Railway, or LNER as it was familiarly known, was one of the Big Four companies that took control of Britain's railway network following the 'Grouping' in 1923. This network represented a challenging mixture of mainline and rural passenger routes, suburban services, and freight and industrial lines across the east coast of England and Scotland. Despite this challenge, the LNER became famous for its style, speed and efficiency, with record-breaking high-speed routes capturing the public's imagination, supported by iconic locomotives such as the Flying Scotsman and Mallard. Full of beautiful photographs, this is a perfect introduction to one of Britain's best-loved railway operators during the Age of Steam.
The chronicles of the kings collection, Lynn N Austin.
Gods and kings: Gods and Kings is the story of King Hezekiah, heir to the throne of King David. When his evil father plots to sacrifice him, Hezekiah's mother, Abijah, searches frantically for a way to save him. But only two men can help her, and neither of them seems trustworthy. In a time and place engulfed by violence, treachery, and infidelity to Yahweh, Abijah and her son must discover the one true Source of strength if they are to save themselves and their country. Song of redemption: When King Hezekiah discovers that God's Law forbids him to take multiple wives, he must choose one woman to love. He must also choose to trust God's promises when he decides to rebel against his powerful Assyrian overlords. The strength of His hand: Desperate to provide a successor to her husband's throne, Hephzibah makes a forbidden pact with the fertility goddess Asherah. Faith of my fathers: Hezekiah's unexpected death puts his son in charge. The new king's angry heart puts him at odds with his best friend–drawing battle lines down the middle of their fathers' kingdom Among the gods: Fleeing King Manasseh's tyranny, Joshua leads the faithful remnant to their new home in Egypt, but as years pass, his desire for vengeance becomes an obsession.
The baby truth, Stella Bagwell.
She couldn't be pregnant…Except apparently she was! Still, Sassy Matthews was a woman on a mission. She'd come to Carson City to find her biological parents–not to faint in the arms of the lawyer who'd met her plane! Of course, finding out she was going to be a mommy didn't exactly fit into her plans either. Now what was a girl to do? Jett Sundell wanted to keep an eye on Sassy–and not just because her new "family" suspected her of being a gold digger. Sassy captured his interest from the second she fainted into his arms, but she was pregnant with another man's child! Jett knew he might be able to provide Sassy with the link to her past, but she might just be the key to his future.
The cowboy's Christmas lullaby, Stella Bagwell.
Divorced and raising two boys on her own is not the family Marcella Grayson imagined. Then she meets tall, dark and delicious Denver Yates–and the attraction is overwhelming! Still, Marcella is cautious. It takes a lot for this single mum to date, let alone build a relationship…or a family. After losing his wife and unborn child, Denver has sworn off the family life. Yet lovely Marcella and her boys find a way into this cowboy's heart. But when their passion leads to a pregnancy, Denver is stunned. Is this a snare set by Marcella? Or is it the Christmas wish they were too afraid to make?
Daddy wore spurs, Stella Bagwell.
Nothing shocks horse trainer Finn Calhoun more than learning he's the father of a four-month-old boy! And when the tall, dark, spur-jangling cowboy arrives in Stallion Canyon to meet his baby, Mariah Montgomery has her doubts about his motives. Until a DNA test is done, she insists Finn stay at her ranch–where she can keep an eye on him. Contrary to his image, Finn is only too happy to oblige Mariah–and help to revitalize her own failing ranch and work with her wild mustangs. As his love for her nephew grows, their mutual passions reach new heights, too. But when Finn finally proposes, is he just looking to secure the ranch–for himself? Or can Mariah trust that he truly wants to build a family with her and baby Harry?
Shades of gray, Maya Banks.
P.J. and Cole were sharpshooting rivals on the same KGI team and enjoyed a spirited, uncomplicated camaraderie. Until the night they gave in to their desires and suddenly took their relationship one step further. In the aftermath of their one-night stand, they're called out on a mission that goes terribly wrong, and P.J. walks away from KGI, resolved not to drag her teammates into the murky shadows she's poised to delve into. Six months later, Cole hasn't given up his search for P.J., and he's determined to bring her back home where she belongs. Bent on vengeance, P.J. has plunged into a serpentine game of payback that will make her question everything she's ever believed in. But Cole, and the rest of their team, refuse to let her go it alone. Even if it means sacrificing their loyalty to KGI, and their lives.
The terrible two go wild., Mac Barnett.
School's out, and Miles and Niles are running wild in the woods outside town: climbing trees, exploring caves, and, yes, pranking. But these leafy, lazy days of mischief darken when bully Josh Barkin and his cadets from a nearby kids' boot camp discover the merrymakers; and vow to destroy them.
How emotions are made: the secret life of the brain, Lisa Feldman Barrett.
A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, law enforcement, and our understanding of the human mind. The science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose theory of emotion is driving a deeper understanding of the mind and brain, is shedding new light on what it means to be human. Her research overturns the widely held belief that emotions are housed in different parts of the brain and are universally expressed and recognized. Instead, she has shown that emotion is constructed in the moment, by core systems that interact across the whole brain, aided by a lifetime of learning. This new theory means that you play a much greater role in your emotional life than you ever thought.
Rubbernecker, Belinda Bauer.
'The dead can't speak to us,' Professor Madoc had said. That was a lie. Because the body Patrick Fort is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. Life is already strange enough for the obsessive Patrick without having to solve a possible murder. Especially when no one believes a crime has even taken place.
A breath of autumn, Lillian Beckwith.
Kirsty MacDonald is a crofter on the idyllic Westisle in the Hebrides, an island she now owns. Her son, Wee Ruari, has started school on the mainland, travelling by boat across the Sound to Clachan, and being separated from her son during the week is a wrench for Kirsty. Twice widowed, she misses the boy's father, who was tragically drowned, and also her husband's brother, who became her second husband - and secretly loved her. Kirsty is not left entirely alone though. As autumn arrives she is kept busy preparing for the winter and finds herself fully involved in the lives of her fellow islanders: fisherman Jamie, who is like her own son, his friend Euan and new arrival Enac. However, it is the appearance of a Canadian and his daughter that causes the biggest waves in the small community. Kirsty is opposed to change but soon comes to learn that not all change is to be resisted.
A simple favour, Darcey Bell.
It starts with a simple favour - an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son from school she happily says yes. Their children are classmates and best friends. And five-year-olds love being together just like she and Emily. As a widow and stay-at-home blogger mum living in suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a glamorous and successful PR executive. The trouble is that Emily doesn't come back. No matter what the police say, Stephanie knows that she would never leave her son. Terrified, she reaches out to her fellow mummy bloggers. And she also reaches out to Emily's husband just to offer her support. What Stephanie hasn't shared are the secrets buried in a murky past.
Adventurers guide to Britain: 200 incredible experiences on land and water, Jen Benson.
This exciting, inspiring and informative guide is perfect for anyone who loves a challenge and an adventure. There are soaring ridgelines to run, exciting river descents to swim, secret coves to explore by boat, and achievable interesting scrambles, all in stunning locations. Each of the 150 featured adventures, which are arranged by geographical region, has been carefully chosen for being exhilarating, achievable by any reasonably active person, and as safe as possible. You'll be taken on a tour of the country and discovering where to do things you never thought possible in the UK – exploring the caves and creeks of Cornwall by kayak, sleeping under the stars surrounded by the towering mountains of the Cuillin Ridge, or swimming in the faery pools at Glen Brittle on Skye. The Adventurer's Guide to Britain puts together some of the very best experiences from the different worlds of adventure sport, to create the ultimate outdoor bible for those who love getting outside, challenging themselves and exploring beautiful Britain.
The book ninja, Ali Berg.
Frankie Rose is desperate for love. Or a relationship. Or just a date with a semi-normal person will do. It's not that she hasn't tried - Frankie is the queen of online dating. Named after the Frankston train line she was conceived on, Frankie feels like she was born to be hopeless at love. But she's over it. She decides to embark on the ultimate love experiment, inspired by her job at The Little Brunswick Bookshop. Frankie plants her favourite books on trains with her contact details in order to meet the sophisticated and charming man of her dreams. Enter Sonny, and one spontaneous kiss later, Frankie begins to fall for him. But there's just one problem - Frankie is strictly a Jane Austen kind of gal, and Sonny is really into Young Adult. Like really. It's a bridge too far for Frankie, and she secretly continues with her experimental dating. Then Sonny finds out, and Frankie's world falls apart. A witty, booky, sweet story about discovering who you really are.
God gave us family, Lisa Tawn Bergren.
Little Pup's wolf family is on their way to a special reunion—with lots of cousins, games, roasting marshmallows, and fun! As the young wolf thinks about different kinds of families, it's the perfect opportunity for Mama and Papa to teach their inquisitive child about the families that God brings together. Some families are big and others are small, some are led by grandparents or just one parent, and some families include adopted little ones – yet each family is truly special. Even the members of Little Pup's pack make up an important role in his family, although they sometimes pester him. Papa gently reminds his son…"We need to love the family God gave us." A heartwarming and colourful addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, this tale will delight young hearts and help them understand how families of all types reflect God's unconditional love.
A scandalous countess, Jo Beverley.
Lady Georgia Maybury is determined to regain her social position after her husband's scandalous death, but her efforts are threatened by her growing love for Lord Dracy, a battle-scarred, impoverished ex-naval officer.
Seduction in silk: a novel of the Malloren world, Jo Beverley.
Novel set in the scintillatingly wicked Georgian age. Two lives are thrown into chaos by a centuries old feud and a wicked curse. Peregrine Perriam, son of an earl, has no desire to marry, but when he's named heir to Perriam Manor, he finds he has only a month to persuade a stranger, Claris Mallow, to the altar or the property will be lost to his family forever, and his line will be cursed. Having survived her parents' tormented marriage, Claris prefers poverty to any husband. When a high-born stranger demands her hand, she drives him off at pistol point. Perry finds weapons of his own, however, and soon Claris is compelled to accept his proposal. But she does so on her own terms - especially that the marriage be in name only. Once mistress of Perriam Manor, however, she discovers she isn't immune to Perry's charms. Perhaps a real marriage might be worth the risk - including a real marriage bed?
An unlikely countess, Jo Beverley.
"A hero called Cate, who's not at all effeminate, and a heroine called Prudence, who isn't particularly prudent. They meet one dark night in Yorkshire, both impoverished and at their limit, so how do they end up as Earl and Countess of Malzard. And can they survive the trouble that brings?"–Author's website.
Crime writers: a decade of crime, Mark Billingham.
An anthology of brilliant stories by some of the world's most successful crime writers. Mark Billingham, Ann Cleeves, Harlen Coben, P.D. James, Val McDermid and Steve Mosby all contributed these stories some of them never published before for this special collection to tie in with the famous annual Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, held in Harrogate. With an Introduction by Woman's Hour's Jenni Murray.
Slavery by another name: the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Douglas A Blackmon.
A sobering account of a little-known crime against African Americans, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today. From the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II, under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and charged for the costs of their own arrests. With no means to pay these "debts," prisoners were sold as forced labourers to coal mines, lumber camps, brickyards, railroads, quarries, and farm plantations. Thousands of other African Americans were simply seized and compelled into years of involuntary servitude. Armies of "free" black men laboured without compensation, were repeatedly bought and sold, and were forced through beatings and physical torture to do the bidding of white masters for decades after the official abolition of American slavery.
Canal days calamity, Jamie M Blair.
India, Abigail Blasi.
Lonely Planet India is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Immerse yourself in the sacred city of Varanasi, wonder at the Taj Mahal in Agra, or cruise the tropical waterways of Kerala; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of India and begin your journey now!
The second child, Caroline Bond.
Sarah and Phil love both their children, James and Lauren. The couple have the same hopes and aspirations as any parent. But their expectations are shattered when they discover that their perfect baby daughter has been born with a flaw; a tiny, but life-changing glitch that is destined to shape her future, and theirs, irrevocably. Over time the family learn to adapt and even thrive. Then one day a blood test casts doubt on the very basis of their family. Lauren is not Phil's child. Suddenly, their precious family is on the brink of destruction. But the truth they face is far more complex and challenging than simple infidelity. It tests their capacity to love, each other and their children, and it raises the question of what makes, and what breaks, a family.
Bone in the throat, Anthony Bourdain.
An up-and-coming young chef who owes his position in a New York restaurant to his uncle, a Mob collector's hit man who has loaned a considerable sum to the restaurant owner. Mobster Sal the Wig and Tommy, the sous-chef, are both unaware that state and federal agents have set up the owner, Harvey, as a plant to uncover extortion, murder, and whatever other criminal activities occur in Harvey's presence or the eaterie. The combination of fine food and sordid slayings makes an irresistible novel, but perhaps not one to savour while dining.
A cook's tour: in search of the perfect meal, Anthony Bourdain.
From Japan where he eats traditional fugu, a poisonous blowfish that can only be prepared by specially licensed chefs, to a delectable snack in the Mecong Delta, follow the author as he embarks on a quest around the world to find the ultimate meal.
Gone bamboo, Anthony Bourdain.
Henri Denard, a Vietnam War hero and professional assassin who is living on a French island in the Caribbean, discovers his neighbour is a man he unsuccessfully tried to assassinate as part of a contract. A crime comedy.
Medium raw: a bloody valentine to the world of food and the people who cook, Anthony Bourdain.
Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.
The nasty bits: collected cuts, useable trim, scraps and bones, Anthony Bourdain.
Rediscovery, Marion Zimmer Bradley.
Leonie Hastur has a high degree of laran, the telepathic power of the Comyn caste, and wants to be Keeper of Arilinn Tower, which will give her as much power as her twin brother Lorill, Heir to Hastur. But she has a premonition that something strange and disturbing will come from the sky and change their world forever. She's correct. Ysaye Barnett loves life on shipboard and would happily stay right there, with her beloved computers, forever. Her best friend Elizabeth Mackintosh, a musician and anthropologist, and her fiance, linguist David Lorne, want to marry and have children, which means they need a planet they can settle on and make their lives' work. They are very excited about the new planet, especially when they realize that it's a lost Terran colony. As five young lives and their very different cultures meet, all of them will be changed by the encounter.
Justice betrayed., Patricia Bradley.
Two unsolved murders seventeen years apart become personal when Detective Rachel Sloan discovers a connection to her own mother's death in a burglary-gone-wrong. Can she solve the cases before she becomes the next victim?
Ivy Lane: complete story, Cathy Bramley.
A match made in Devon. Part three, The frenemies, Cathy Bramley.
As the sun begins to shine, love is blooming for Nina in Brightside Cove. Finally, she has the chance at the life (and love) she's always craved, but there may yet be a choice between old and new. There's hardly time to contemplate her options though; the hen party might be leaving but things don't stay calm at Brightside Cove for long. Once again, world's collide as a friend and a foe come to stay in Theo's beautiful holiday cottages. What is the reason behind their ancient animosity? What connection do they have to Nina? Struggling to ignore what the future holds… can Nina help mend the broken relationships of her friends? Will building her career take her even further away from her new sense of home?
A match made in Devon. Part two, The hen party, Cathy Bramley.
Just a few weeks in Brightside Cove and Nina has already started to forget the life she's left behind. But London is calling – lots has happened in Nina's absence and her exit has left the world of drama completely abuzz. Despite what she thought, it isn't yet curtains for her character on Victory Road. But things are far from settled at Brightside Cove. Theo has been acting strangely and even Mittens, the tiny kitten, hasn't cheered him up as he desperately struggles to deal with the terrible events of the past. With everything that's happening, can Nina spare the time to save her friend and his business? She hasn't got long to consider, her two worlds are about to collide. The serenity and beauty of Brightside Cove is about to be shattered by a chattering of hens.
Wickham Hall. Part 2, Summer secrets, Cathy Bramley.
Summertime at Wickham Hall is hard to beat. The sun is out, the gardens are in full bloom, and the Summer Festival is just around the corner. With a clipboard in one hand and her diary in the other, Holly Swift is in her element. She's even warming to Ben, her unorganised, spontaneous (if very attractive) boss who occasionally drives her mad. But as the festival rolls near, a family secret from the past threatens to rain down on Holly's parade. Can she weather the storm, or is this a problem not even Holly can plan her way out of? Wickham Hall is an utterly feel-good story told in four parts - following Holly Swift's attempt at organising her own happy-ever-after, one catastrophe at a time. Summer Secrets is part two.
Cold-forged flame, Marie Brennan.
The sound of the horn pierces the apeiron, shattering the stillness of that realm. Its clarion call creates ripples, substance, something more. It is a summons, a command. There is will. There is need. And so, in reply, there is a woman. At the beginning - no - at the end - she appears, full of fury and bound by chains of prophecy. Setting off on an unexplained quest from which she is compelled to complete, and facing unnatural challenges in a land that doesn't seem to exist, she will discover the secrets of herself, or die trying. But along the way, the obstacles will grow to a seemingly insurmountable point, and the final choice will be the biggest sacrifice yet. This is the story of a woman's struggle against her very existence, an epic tale of the adventure and emotional upheaval on the way to face an ancient enigmatic foe.
Lightning in the blood, Marie Brennan.
Making the ultimate journey of rediscovery was not without its own pitfalls–or rewards–and now Ree, a roaming archon, spirit of legend and time and physically now bound to her current form, has yet to fully uncover her true identity. Ree has spent her last innumerable seasons on the move—orbiting, in some sense, the lands of her only friend in this world, Aadet, who has become intricately involved in the new post-revolution politics of his people. Swinging back from the forests surrounding Solaike, Ree falls in with another wandering band, some refugees accompanied by their own Archeron, who seems to know much more about Ree's own origins than she ever dared to hope.
Midnight never come, Marie Brennan.
The year is 1590. The City of London flourishes, the most brilliant jewel in the crown of Elizabeth I, Gloriana, the Virgin Queen. The Onyx Court is London's faerie shadow. Ruled by Invidiana, its heartless queen, it reflects and distorts the glory of the mortal court. Years ago, Elizabeth forged a pact with her faerie counterpart to secure both of their thrones. Now that alliance is in danger. Michael Deven, a rising star in Elizabeth's court, seeks the "hidden player" who has influenced mortal politics for so long. Lady Lune, a faerie out of favour, must infiltrate the mortal world to protect her vicious queen. Together this pair will uncover the secret of Invidiana's power–a secret that has the potential to shatter both realms…
For such a time, Kate Breslin.
Not by sight, Kate Breslin.
"In 1917 London, misguided suffragette Grace Mabry hands a white feather of cowardice to Jack Benningham, secretly serving as an English spy, neither aware of the extent of the danger and betrayal soon to surround them both"– Provided by publisher.
Messenger's legacy, Peter V Brett.
Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons. Bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting the surface for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive. A handful of Messengers brave the night to keep the lines of communication open between the increasingly isolated populace. Briar Damaj is a boy of six in the small village of Bogton. Half-Krasian, the village children call him Mudboy for his dark skin. When tragedy strikes, Briar decides the town is better off without him, fleeing into the bog with nothing but his wits and a bit of herb lore to protect him. After twenty years, Ragen Messenger has agreed to retire and pass on his route to his protege, Arlen Bales. But for all that he's earned the rest, he has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. When he learns Briar, the son of an old friend, is missing, Ragen is willing to risk any danger to bring him safely home.
Lion: a long way home, Saroo Brierley.
The miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home but an identity long-since left behind.
Villette, Charlotte Brontë.
With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster, and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel. Charlotte Brontë's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances.
Dead man walker, Duffy Brown.
It's springtime in Savannah, the azaleas and magnolias are in bloom, and Reagan Summerside's consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, is bustling with customers out to enjoy the beautiful weather. On a day like today, what could go wrong' As a mortician beautician and housekeeper, Mercedes is no stranger to corpses or messy bathrooms. But the last thing she expects to find in a client's bathtub is a dead body! Now she's a murder suspect and it seems like her life is going down the drain. She turns to local lawyer Walker Boone to get her out of hot water. But Walker has his own surprising connections to the dead man in the tub, and now he needs Reagan's help to clear his own name' and keep him alive.
Geared for the grave, Duffy Brown.
Mackinac Island is a peaceful summer resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. But after someone sends a prominent local on her final ride, it's up to one resourceful visitor to get things running again. Hoping to shift her chances of a promotion in her favour, Evie Bloomfield heads to Mackinac Island to assist her boss's father. Rudy Randolph has broken his leg and operating his bike shop, Rudy's Rides, is too much to handle by himself. But Evie's good turn only leads to more trouble. After Evie's arrival, wealthy resident Bunny Harrington dies in what looks like a freak bike accident. Upon closer inspection, Bunny's brakes were tampered with, and now the prime suspect in her murder is also Bunny's number one enemy: Rudy. So if Evie hopes to stay on her boss's good side, she'll need to steer Rudy clear of jail. Now she must quickly solve this mystery so she can put the brakes on the real killer's plan.
Lethal in old lace, Duffy Brown.
There are two social functions in Savannah guaranteed to get people talking: weddings and funerals. And just as consignment shop owner Reagan Summerside agrees to marry the hunky Walker Boone, her neighbours, sisters Annie Fritz and Elsie Abbot, step up their business as professional mourners. They are so successful that the Sleepy Pines Retirement Center has hired them as a part of their retirement package. But the celebration over good business is cut short when the residents at Pines suddenly begin dying at an alarming rate. And the sisters are the first suspects. Reagan has her doubts, however, and begins to look into the strange phenomenon. But then something even stranger happens: a body winds up in the sisters' pink Caddy. The evidence begins to pile up and the suspicious case of Willie Fishbine, who swindled the sisters out of a fortune and coincidentally died prior to the Pines case, is reopened. Not wanting Willie to be buried until they can find the killer responsible for the murders, Reagan must catch the culprit in time to walk down the aisle.
Pearls and poison, Duffy Brown.
It's election time in Savannah, Georgia, and Judge Guillotine Gloria– aka Reagan Summerside's mom– is neck and neck in the polls with Kip "Scummy" Seymour. But the already dirty campaign is about to get downright filthy– with one candidate getting buried six feet under.
The three hostages, John Buchan.
The fourth book in John Buchan's thriller series focusing on Richard Hannay, The Three Hostages finds the one-time secret agent married and living a tranquil, rural life until a series of kidnappings changes everything. Called on to retrieve the children of three prominent people Hannay is at first reluctant but is quickly drawn in to the mysterious abductions, which are linked are curiously linked by cryptic poems each victim's family has received. What is at first a case of missing children turns out to be a thread in much grander and nefarious plot involving the charming but evil Dominick Medina. Reassembling many the characters from earlier Hannay adventures Hostages also introduces one of Buchan's most memorable villains and reminds readers why is considered one of the great adventure writers of his time.
Loome party: 20+ tiny yarn projects to make from your stash, Vilasinee Bunnag.
Loome Party is a one-stop shop for learning how to use the Loome tool to make tiny, splendid projects using only your yarn stash. Learn the foundations of creating pom-poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, weavings, and cords galore with Vilasinee Bunnag, founder of Loome. Bunnag provides clear, step-by-step instructions and colourful photography that will teach you how to use the all-in-one tool (included in the book) to make mini masterpieces. Once you've got the hang of working with the tool, you'll learn how to change and combine these basic elements to make more than 20 bright and playful projects—each developed by a guest designer—including pom-pom gift toppers, woven bracelets, and tassel garlands. Loome Party is a fun, thorough, and modern reference full of approachable how-to projects for readers of all ages.
Vegan pressure cooker cookbook: 70 amazing & delicious vegan electric pressure cooker recipes (vegan plant-based recipes), Chris Burke.
The vegan lifestyle becomes easy when you have unlimited access to good, nourishing and delicious recipes that are easy to prepare and that wouldn't waste your time. The vegan diet meal plan can become really easy and interesting to adhere to when you have a complete, very detailed and easy to read book such as this and a pressure cooker on the side, life can't be more beautiful! The vegan diet has so many weight loss and health benefits which ensure a better life and good health for every vegan. This vegan diet pressure cooker cookbook gives varieties of delicious vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes, exotic vegan recipes, beans, soups & chili vegan recipes, vegan rice & pasta recipes and more. It has been carefully written with a simple yet comprehensive approach; with each recipe containing detailed instructions, cook time, preparation time and servings. This vegan diet pressure cooker cookbook will demystify the vegan diet meal plan with several recipes to choose from everyday.
Semiosis: a novel of first contact, Sue Burke.
Escaping conflict on Earth, an idealistic group of settlers arrive on a distant planet - Pax - with plans for a perfect society. The world they discover is rich with life, but this is not the Eden they were hoping for. The plants on Pax are smart - smart enough to domesticate, and even slaughter, its many extraordinary animals. To survive, the colonists realize that they must strike bargains of their own. But if they are to make Pax their home, they must go further, searching for a way to communicate and coexist with these utterly alien intelligences.
Ashton: lord of truth, Grace Burrowes.
"Ashton Fenwick was raised to be the bastard older brother–the charming, happy bastard older brother. Now, an earldom has been foisted upon him, and his family urgently needs him to find and marry the right countess. With charm at the ready, Ashton is prepared to go wife-hunting during the London social season, but it's the forthright landlady at Ashton's lodging house who catches his eye. Matilda Bryce bakes delicious apple tarts and does not suffer titled fools, even as she looks after street urchins and does what she can to help Ashton prepare for the challenges before him. Ashton soon realises that somebody is out to destroy Matilda's happiness, and if he offers to make an honest countess of her, she could well flee. He's found the woman for him, though, and will risk all to free Matilda from her past."–Back cover.
My own true duchess, Grace Burrowes.
Jonathan Tresham, heir to the Duke of Quimbey, needs a discreet ally to help him choose a wife from the mob of young ladies eager to become his duchess. When proper widow Theodosia Haviland rescues him from a compromising situation, he knows he's found an advisor he can trust. Theo's first marriage taught her the folly of indulging in romantic notions, and she's determined that Jonathan Tresham's intended be an ideal match for him, not some smitten ninnyhammer. When Jonathan suggests Theo should be at the top of his list of possible duchesses, she protests, though she knows that Jonathan is kind and honorable despite his gruff exterior. The last person Theo can allow Jonathan to marry is a widow guarding scandalous secrets, even if she does also harbour an entirely inappropriate attraction to the one man she can never have.
Tartan two-step, Grace Burrowes.
Highland Holiday. Scottish whisky distiller Magnus Brodie's long-anticipated bicentennial batch of whisky has been sabotaged. His sole hope to prevent financial disaster? Buy the Logan brothers' Montana distillery. It's the only way to secure Bridget MacDeaver's services as a "cask-whisperer." Bridget refuses to sell her grandpa's distillery, even to save her brothers' ranch. When an old enemy threatens, her only ally is the man who's determined to steal her grandpa's legacy - and her heart!
Cornish guest house, Emma Burstall.
Tremarnock, Emma Burstall.
Tremarnock is a classic Cornish seaside village. Houses cluster around the fishing harbor. It has a pub and a sought-after little restaurant. It is here that Liz has found sanctuary for herself and her young daughter, Rosie-far away from Rosie's cheating father. Liz works all the hours God sends. First thing in the morning she's out, cleaning offices. At night she is waitressing in the village restaurant, while friends and neighbours rally round and mind Rosie. But trouble is waiting just round the corner. As with all villages, there are tensions, secrets-and ambitions.
A Tremarnock secret, Emma Burstall.
The fourth novel in the series, set in the Cornish seaside village of Tremarnock. Tremarnock may look like a cosy backwater, but some of its residents are about to face tough decisions and cold reality.
Born under a million shadows, Andrea Busfield.
The Taliban have withdrawn from Kabul's streets, but the long shadows of their regime remain. In his short life, eleven-year-old Fawad has known more grief than most: his father and brother have been killed, his sister has been abducted, and Fawad and his mother, Mariya, must rely on the charity of parsimonious relatives to eke out a hand-to-mouth existence. Then Mariya finds a position as housekeeper for a charismatic western woman, Georgie, and Fawad dares to hope for an end to their struggle. He soon discovers that his beloved Georgie is caught up in a dangerous love affair with the powerful Afghan warlord Haji Khan, a legendary name on the streets of Kabul. At first resentful of Haji Khan's presence, Fawad learns that love can move a man to act in surprising ways, and an overwhelming act of generosity persuades him of the warlord's good intentions. But even a man as influential as Haji Khan can't protect Fawad from the next tragedy to blight his young life, a tragedy so devastating that it threatens to destroy the one thing Fawad thought he could never lose: his love for his country.
Attack of the demon dinner ladies., Pamela Butchart.
Izzy and her friends have never liked school dinners. And they're getting worse. The dinner ladies are acting strangely. Lollipop man mentions there is a new head dinner lady and calls her "a bit of a legend" (in a bad way) and that she used to be here a long, long time ago and has returned. Izzy and friends wonder if she is the reason for the strange behaviour. They wonder why she has returned. They find out she was fired. They speculate as to why and decide she's a demon who's returned to do bad things. Because why wouldn't she be?
Destiny's last bachelor?, Christyne Butler.
Hollywood princess Priscilla Lennox is running away–from the paparazzi, the gossip…and the humiliation of walking in on her boyfriend with her sister. She runs all the way to Destiny, Wyoming, where gorgeous Dean Zippenella knocks her off her Louboutins…and into the river. Still, Priscilla's spirits aren't dampened. After all, she's here to repair her image, not to mention raise money for charity….Dean, with his Jersey Shore machismo, is there at every turn. At first it's annoying. Then it's endearing. And when he grants Priscilla her birthday wish of a kiss, it's beginning to look a lot like love! For real this time–until her sister turns up in town again. Is she here to make amends? Or steal her man?
His destiny bride, Christyne Butler.
That handsome masked stranger Katie Ledbetter got very, very close to after the costume party? Yeah, that would be her boss, Nolan Murphy. Super-embarrassing, but par for the course in her ill-fated quest for love. That's when she comes to a decision to give up the romance rat race and have a child on her own. When Nolan catches wind of her quest, the sexy single dad suggests she test out if she wants to be a parent by watching his teens while he's away. Then he comes back–and suggests she stay. Could this be the instant family Katie's been looking for? Could she be fated to be a bride for her boss after all?
Book of colours, Robyn Cadwallader.
A deeply profound and moving novel of the importance of creativity and the power of connection, told through the story of the commissioning of a gorgeously decorated medieval manuscript, a Book of Hours. London, 1321: In a small shop in Paternoster Row, three people are drawn together around the creation of a magnificent book, an illuminated manuscript of prayers, a book of hours. Even though the commission seems to answer the aspirations of each one of them, their own desires and ambitions threaten its completion. As each struggles to see the book come into being, it will change everything they have understood about their place in the world. In many ways, this is a story about power - it is also a novel about the place of women in the roiling and turbulent world of the early fourteenth century; what power they have, how they wield it, and just how temporary and conditional it is. Rich, deep, sensuous and full of life, Book of Colours is also, most movingly, a profoundly beautiful story about creativity and connection, and our instinctive need to understand our world and communicate with others through the pages of a book. 'Robyn Cadwallader fashions words with the same delicate, colourful intensity that her 14th century illuminators brought to their illustrated manuscripts. Book of Colours brings alive a harsh but rich past, filled with the fantasies, fears, sly wit and tender longings of the medieval imagination.
Killer green tomatoes, Lynn Cahoon.
To Angie, nothing tastes more like summer than her Nona's fried green tomatoes. Eager to add the recipe to the menu at the County Seat, she's found the perfect produce supplier—her sous chef Estebe's cousin, Javier. Just one problem: ladies' man Javier's current hot tomato Heather has turned up dead, and he's the prime suspect. Somehow, between managing her restaurant and navigating a romantic triangle between Estebe and Ian, the owner/manager of the farmer's market, Angie needs to produce evidence to clear Javier—before this green tomato farmer gets fried …
Rockets' dead glare: a tourist trap novella, Lynn Cahoon.
As sunny South Cove, California, gears up for their annual Fourth of July celebrations, a local murder threatens to kill the fireworks … South Cove's local businesses are up in arms after volunteer fire chief Barry Gleason threatens to shut down anyone who doesn't comply with the fire code. But when Barry schedules a training burn in an old abandoned barn, he is the only one who doesn't come out alive. Jill Gardner–owner of Coffee, Books, and More–smells murder in the ashes. She'll have to work quickly to nab a killer with a short fuse–or else everyone's holiday will end with a fizzle.
Who moved my goat cheese?, Lynn Cahoon.
Angie Turner hopes her new farm-to-table restaurant can be a fresh start in her old hometown in rural Idaho. But when a goat dairy farmer is murdered, Angie must turn the tables on a bleating black sheep … With three weeks until opening night for their restaurant, the County Seat, Angie and her best friend and business partner Felicia are scrambling to line up local vendors–from the farmer's market to the goat dairy farm of Old Man Moss. Fortunately, the cantankerous Moss takes a shine to Angie, as does his kid goat Precious. So when Angie hears the bloodcurdling news of foul play at the dairy farm, she jumps in to mind the man's livestock and help solve the murder. One thing's for sure, there's no whey Angie's going to let some killer get her goat.
Girl unbroken: a sister's harrowing story of survival from the streets of Long Island to the farms of Idaho, Regina Calcaterra.
They were five kids with five different fathers and an alcoholic mother who left them to fend for themselves for weeks at a time. Yet through it all they had each other. Rosie, the youngest, is fawned over and shielded by her older sister, Regina. Their mother, Cookie, blows in and out of their lives 'like a hurricane, blind and uncaring to everything in her path'. But when Regina discloses the truth about her abusive mother to her social worker, she is separated from her younger siblings Norman and Rosie. And as Rosie discovers after Cookie kidnaps her from foster care, the one thing worse than being abandoned by her mother is living in Cookie's presence.
Beguiled by a baron, Christi Caldwell.
Partially deaf, with a birthmark marring her face, Bridget Hamilton is content with her life, even if she's been cast out of her family. But her peaceful existence, expanding her mind with her study of rare books, is threatened with an ultimatum from her evil brother: steal a valuable book or give up her son. Bridget has no choice; her son is her world. Vail Basingstoke, Baron Chilton is known throughout London as the Bastard Baron. After battling at Waterloo, he establishes himself as the foremost dealer in rare books and builds a fortune, determined to never be like the self-serving duke who sired him. He devotes his life to growing his fortune to care for his illegitimate siblings, also fathered by the duke. The chance to sell a highly coveted book for a financial windfall is his only thought. When Bridget masquerades as the baron's newest housekeeper, he's hopelessly intrigued by her quick wit and her skill with antique tomes. Wary from having his heart broken in the past, it should be easy enough to keep Bridget at arm's length, yet desire for her dogs his steps. As they spend time in each other's company, understanding for life grows as does love, but when Bridget's integrity is called into question, Vail's world is shattered, as is his heart again. Now Bridget and Vail will have to overcome the horrendous secrets and lies between them to grasp a love and life together.
The lure of a rake, Christi Caldwell.
Lady Genevieve Farendale has a scandalous past. Jilted at the altar years earlier and exiled by her family, she's now returned to London to prove she can be a proper lady. Even though she's not given up on the hope of marrying for love, she's wary of trusting again. Then she meets Cedric Falcot, the Marquess of St. Albans whose seductive ways set her heart aflutter. But with her sordid history, Genevieve knows a rake can also easily destroy her. What begins as a chance encounter between Cedric and Genevieve, becomes something more. As they continue to meet, passions stir. But with Genevieve's hope for true love, she fears Cedric will be unable to give up his wayward lifestyle. After all, Cedric has spent years protecting his heart, and keeping everyone out. Slowly, she chips away at all the walls he's built, but when he falters, Genevieve can't offer him redemption. Now, it's up to Cedric to prove to Genevieve that the love of a man is far more powerful than the lure of a rake.
More than a duke, Christi Caldwell.
Polite Society doesn't take Lady Anne Adamson seriously. However, Anne isn't just another pretty young miss. When she discovers her father betrayed her mother's love and her family descended into poverty, Anne comes up with a plan to marry a respectable, powerful, and honourable gentleman–a man nothing like her philandering father. Armed with the heart of a duke pendant, fabled to land the wearer a duke's heart, she decides to enlist the aid of the notorious Harry, 6th Earl of Stanhope. A scoundrel with a scandalous past, he is the last gentleman she'd ever wed…however, his reputation marks him the perfect man to school her in the art of seduction so she might ensnare the illustrious Duke of Crawford.
Schooling the duke, Christi Caldwell.
Finishing school instructor, Mrs. Rowena Bryant is hated by her students, revered by the headmistress, and absolutely determined to maintain her financial security. Deceived years ago by the only man she'd ever given her heart to, Rowena relies on no one but herself - that is the best way to keep her most scandalous secret. When Graham Linford returned from war on the cusp of death, he discovered he'd been betrayed by the woman he loved. From that moment, Graham shaped himself into an unfeeling nobleman, refusing to ever suffer the agony of betrayal again. Now a duke, Graham is determined no one will ever discover the touch of madness that has haunted him since battle. When Graham finds himself named guardian to a young lady, the woman sent as a companion to his ward is none other than Rowena Bryant. With every moment spent together, their passion reignites, and the walls they've built to keep one another out begin to crumble. But when their dark past tests them again will true love be enough to repair their damaged hearts?
To love a lord: Heart of a Duke, #6, Christi Caldwell.
All she wants is security: The last place finishing school instructor Mrs. Jane Munroe belongs, is in polite Society. Vowing to never wed, she's been scuttled around from post to post. Now she finds herself in the Marquess of Waverly's household. She's never met a nobleman she liked, and when she meets the pompous, arrogant marquess, she remembers why. But soon, she discovers Gabriel is unlike any gentleman she's ever known. All he wants is a companion for his sister: What Gabriel finds himself with instead, is a fiery spirited, bespectacled woman who entices him at every corner and challenges his age-old vow to never trust his heart to a woman. But there is something suspicious about his sister's companion. And he is determined to find out just what it is. All they need is each other: As Gabriel and Jane confront the truth of their feelings, the lies and secrets between them begin to unravel. And Jane is left to decide whether or not it is ever truly safe to love a lord.
To redeem a rake, Christi Caldwell.
He's spent years scandalizing society. Now, this rake must change his ways. Society's most infamous scoundrel, Daniel Winterbourne, the Earl of Montfort, has been promised a small fortune if he can relinquish his wayward, carousing lifestyle. And behaving means he must also help find a respectable companion for his youngest sister–someone who will guide her and whom she can emulate. However, Daniel knows no such woman. But when he encounters a childhood friend, Daniel believes she may just be the answer to all of his problems. Having been secretly humiliated by an unscrupulous blackguard years earlier, Miss Daphne Smith dreams of finding work at Ladies of Hope, an institution that provides an education for disabled women. With her sordid past and a disfigured leg, few opportunities arise for a woman such as she. Knowing Daniel's history, she wishes to avoid him, but working for his sister is exactly the stepping stone she needs. Their attraction intensifies as Daniel and Daphne grow closer, preparing his sister for the London Season. But Daniel must resist his desire for a woman tarnished by scandal while Daphne is reminded of the boy she once knew. Can society's most notorious rake redeem his reputation and become the man Daphne deserves?
To wed his Christmas lady, Christi Caldwell.
She's longing to be loved: Lady Clarisse Falcot has only served one purpose to her loathsome father–to increase his power through a marriage to the future Duke of Billingsley. As such, she's built protective walls around herself. Journeying home from finishing school for the Christmas holidays, Clarisse's carriage is stranded during a winter storm. She's forced to tarry at an inn, where she immediately antagonizes another patron–William. He's avoiding his duty in favour of one last adventure: William Hargrove, the Marquess of Grafton has wanted only one thing in life–to avoid the future match his parents would have him make to a cold, duke's daughter. He's returning home from a blissful eight years of travelling the world to see to his responsibilities. But when a winter storm interrupts his trip and lands him at an inn, he's forced to share company with Lady Cara, a woman who reminds him exactly of the lady he so desperately wants to avoid.
To woo a widow
, Christi Caldwell.
They see a brokenhearted widow. She's far from shattered. Lady Philippa Winston is never marrying again. After her late husband's cruelty that she kept so well hidden, she has no desire to search for love. Years ago, Miles Brookfield, the Marquess of Guilford, made a frivolous vow he never thought would come to fruition–he promised to marry his mother's goddaughter if he was unwed by the age of thirty. Now, to his dismay, he's faced with honouring that pledge. But when he encounters the beautiful and intriguing Lady Philippa, Miles knows his true path in life. It's up to him to break down every belief Philippa carries about gentlemen, proving that not only is love real, but that he is the man deserving of her sheltered heart. Will Philippa let down her guard and allow Miles to woo a widow in desperate need of his love?
A daring venture, Elizabeth Camden.
Dr. Rosalind Werner is at the forefront of a groundbreaking new water technology–if only she can get support for her work. Nicholas, Commissioner of Water for New York, is skeptical–and surprised by his reaction to Rosalind. While they fight against their own attraction, they stand on opposite sides of a battle that will impact thousands of lives.
Tom Clancy's Power and empire, Marc Cameron.
A newly belligerent Chinese government leaves US President Jack Ryan with only a few desperate options. Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggressive challenge from the Chinese government. Pawns are being moved around a global chessboard: an attack on an oil platform in Africa, a terrorist strike on an American destroyer and a storm tossed American spy ship that may fall into Chinese hands. It seems that President Zhao is determined to limit Ryan's choices in the upcoming G20 negotiations. But there are hints that there's even more going on behind the scene. A routine traffic stop in rural Texas leads to a shocking discovery; a link to a Chinese spy who may have intelligence that lays bare an unexpected revelation. John Clark and the members of the Campus are in close pursuit, but can they get the information in time?
Title deeds: a work of friction, Liza Campbell.
Liza Campbell was the last child to be born at Cawdor Castle, the family seat of the Campbells, as featured in "Macbeth". This work tells the story of Liza's idyllic childhood. It is a contemporary fairy story that tells what it is like to grow up as a maiden in a castle where ancient curses and grisly past events were real.
A sharp solitude: a novel of suspense, Christine Carbo.
In the darkening days of autumn, a murdered journalist's body is discovered in a remote region near the Canadian border. Before she was found, Anne Marie Johnson had been writing an article about a canine research programme that uses trained dogs to track scientific data. She was last seen with a man named Reeve Landon, whose chocolate Lab was one of the subjects of the piece. Now he's the prime suspect. Back in the FBI's regional office in Montana, investigator Ali Paige is not officially assigned to the case since the crime was committed outside federal land. But Landon happens to be an ex-boyfriend and the father of her child. He calls Ali for help while he is being questioning but soon he goads her to find out what really happened to Anne Marie. Intensely private and paranoid, Landon ventures deep into in the woods to avoid being arrested. But even as he evades the detectives, Landon secretly feels the whole thing is somehow deserved, a karmic punishment for the horrifying crime he committed as a young boy. As for Ali, she has only one objective in mind: to save her daughter from the pain of abandonment she endured as a child. As the clock ticks and the noose tightens around Landon's neck, Ali isn't sure how far she will go to find out the truth. And what if truth is not something she wants to know? Set against the breath-taking terrain of Glacier National Park, this page-turning and suspenseful novel demonstrates that no one can ever really outrun their demons, even in the vast terrain of Northwest Montana.
Swear on this life: a novel, Renée Carlino.
A warm and witty novel about a struggling writer who must come to grips with her past, present, and future after she discovers that she's the inspiration for a pseudonymously published bestselling novel. When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J. Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn't thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer. Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio. That's because the novel is patterned on Emiline's own dark and desperate childhood, which means that 'J. Colby' must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn't seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending. The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront 'J. Colby', but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?
What doesn't kill us: how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength, Scott Carney.
What are our bodies really capable of? We like to sit in air-conditioned comfort, yet each year millions of ordinary people train in CrossFit boxes, compete in Tough Mudders, and challenge themselves in Spartan races. They are connecting with their environment and, whether they realise it or not, unlocking their hidden evolutionary potential. No one exemplifies this better than Wim Hof, whose remarkable ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Through him, we are just beginning to understand how cold adaptation might combat autoimmune diseases and chronic pain–and possibly even reverse the development of one of our greatest killers: diabetes. Award-winning journalist Scott Carney investigates the astonishing and sometimes dangerous world of body transformation. He reveals techniques you can try at home, but his own journey culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt Kilimanjaro–wearing nothing but a pair of shorts and running shoes.
Robyn Carr Medieval box set, Robyn Carr.
The Blue Falcon: Riding into the arena under the furling blazon of the blue falcon, Sir Conan de Corbney accepts a token from the young beauty, Lady Chandra, sparking a romance foretold long ago. That is, unless Conan's mother can help it. Colluding with her son's rival, Sir Tedric, Lady Udele secretly arranges a more lucrative marriage for her son and weds him to Edwina–Chandra's older sister–while Sir Tedric claims the fiery Chandra for himself. Thus begins the star-crossed lovers' quest, amidst treachery and betrayal, for the path back to each other's arms. When a knight is pledged twice, once for loyalty and once for love, which oath will prove stronger? From private chambers to the distant bloodstained shores of the Crusades under King Richard's reign, The Blue Falcon is a timeless tale of adventure, treachery, and above all, an unforgettable love story. The Troubadour's Romance: New to the Windsor court, beautiful and quick-witted Felise Scelfton instantly becomes the coveted object of desire. Spurred on by her flirtatious manner and rumours of her dowry, knights brandish their swords for her hand in marriage, but King Henry II has already decided her fate–His royal command gives her hand to Sir Royce Leighton, the scarred and brooding lord of Segeland, in order to seal a political alliance. Despite a tempestuous beginning, their arranged marriage gives way to desire, and Royce's bitter memories are soothed by his alluring young wife. However, the King isn't finished plotting, and old suitors seek revenge. Felise and Royce must weather enduring court scandals, but will their love be enough to survive the cruelest of betrayals? The Everlasting Covenant: Anne Gifford's dowry–or lack thereof–is of no concern to Sir Dylan DeFrayne. Wrapped in each other's arms, what more could they possibly need? Yet the young lovers' passion can never be sanctioned–the DeFraynes and Giffords have been sworn enemies for decades. Lest more blood be shed, the two must keep their affair a secret…and plot their elopement. Clad in threadbare hand-me-downs, Anne never expects the powerful and aged Brennan Forbes to remember her face, let alone propose marriage. Anne's parents hastily accept–the union aligns the Giffords with the Duke of York, while the DeFraynes pledge allegiance to the House of Lancaster, on the eve of the War of Roses. The arranged marriage looming ever closer, Dylan must brave the battlefield and bypass enemy lines to rescue his beloved. With a dynastic war and bitter rivalries standing in their way, Anne and Dylan must embark on a tortuous path that only the strongest of loves can endure.
Bad blood: secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup, John Carreyrou.
"You will not want to put this riveting, masterfully reported book down. No matter how bad you think the Theranos story was, you'll learn that the reality was actually far worse." Bethany McLean, bestselling co-author of The Smartest Guys in the Room and All the Devils Are Here In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup 'unicorn' promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: the technology didn't work. For years, Holmes had been misleading investors, FDA officials, and her own employees. When Carreyrou, working at the Wall Street Journal, got a tip from a former Theranos employee and started asking questions, both Carreyrou and the Journal were threatened with lawsuits. Undaunted, the newspaper ran the first of dozens of Theranos' articles in late 2015. By early 2017, the company's value was zero and Holmes faced potential legal action from the government and her investors. In Bad Blood John Carreyrou tells the story of Theranos, and encourages us to consider the possible repercussions of our blind faith in a small group of brilliant individuals.
Sky chasers, Emma Carroll.
France, 1783: An encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie's life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris. His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be first to discover the secret of flight. Together with Pierre, Magpie is soon caught up in a world of inflatable bloomers, spies and a trio of unruly animals in a race to be the first to fly a hot air balloon - in front of the King and Queen of France.
Bluebottle, Belinda Castles.
As he tilted the blinds she saw her mother in her tennis whites, standing at the kitchen bench, staring out into the dark bushland that bordered their houses. That was what Tricia did these days, looked into the bush as though it would attack one of them. On a sweltering day in a cliff-top beach shack, Jack and Lou Bright grow suspicious about the behaviour of their charismatic, unpredictable father, Charlie. A girl they know has disappeared, and as the day unfolds, Jack's eruptions of panic, Lou's sultry rebellions and their little sister Phoebe's attention-seeking push the family towards revelation. Twenty years later, the Bright children have remained close to the cliff edges, russet sand and moody ocean of their childhood. Behind the beautiful surfaces of their daily lives lies the difficult landscape of their past, always threatening to break through. And then, one night in late summer, they return to the house on the cliff.
The dragon's eye, Sarwat Chadda.
Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are prisoners. Framed for a crime they didn't commit, the four young Greencloaks have been captured by the ruthless Oathbound. Rather than facing trial with the rest of their order, the friends and their spirit animals find themselves smuggled to a remote palace. There they discover that the plot against them runs deeper, and is far more sinister, than anyone realized. Someone has been manipulating both the Greencloaks and Erdas's leaders, all to uncover a powerful relic with the potential to flood the entire world. To stop this conspiracy, the Heroes of Erdas will need absolute faith in their spirit animals. If they fail, all of Erdas will drown.
Gin and panic: a mystery, Maia Chance.
Former socialite Lola Woodby, not-so-discreet private eye in Prohibition-era New York City, along with her grim Swedish sidekick, Berta, take on a piece-of-cake job: retrieving a rhinoceros trophy from the Connecticut mansion of big game hunter Rudy Montgomery. After all, their client, Lord Sudley, promises them a handsome paycheck, and the gin and tonics will be free. But no sooner do they arrive at Montgomery Hall than Rudy is shot dead with a houseful of suspicious characters standing by. Lord Sudley ups the ante, and Lola and Berta take the case. Armed with handbags stuffed with emergency chocolate, gin flasks, and a Colt .25, Lola and Berta are swiftly embroiled in a madcap puzzle of stolen diamonds, family secrets, a clutch of gangsters, and a flapper who knows her way around a safari rifle.
Peter Darling, Austin Chant.
Ten years ago, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is. But when he returns to Neverland, everything has changed: the Lost Boys have become men, and the war games they once played are now real and deadly. Even more shocking is the attraction Peter never knew he could feel for his old rival, Captain Hook–and the realization that he no longer knows which of them is the real villain.
Everybody matters: the extraordinary power of caring for your people like family, Bob Chapman.
Chapman and co-author Raj Sisodia show how any organisation can reject the traumatic consequences of rolling layoffs, dehumanising rules, and hypercompetitive cultures. Once you stop treating people like functions or costs, disengaged workers begin to share their gifts and talents toward a shared future. Uninspired workers stop feeling that their jobs have no meaning. Frustrated workers stop taking their bad days out on their spouses and kids. And everyone stops counting the minutes until it's time to go home. This book chronicles Chapman's journey to find his true calling, going behind the scenes as his team tackles real-world challenges with caring, empathy, and inspiration. It also provides clear steps to transform your own workplace, whether you lead two people or two hundred thousand. While the Barry-Wehmiller way isn't easy, it is simple. As the authors put it: 'Everyone wants to do better. Trust them. Leaders are everywhere. Find them. People achieve good things, big and small, every day. Celebrate them. Some people wish things were different. Listen to them. Everybody matters. Show them.'
Dreams, Linda Chapman.
When a new horse has trouble adjusting, Ellie uses her power to help him. After a few months in England, Ellie still misses the life she left behind when her parents died, but there is one thing in this strange new country that helps her forget her pain: Spirit, a skinny gray horse she loves more than life itself. With him, she discovered a secret talent - the ability to communicate with horses without speaking, and to hear their thoughts in return. But there is one horse in her uncle's stables who will not open up: a jet-black show hack named Lucifer. Ellie can tell that something is troubling this valuable new arrival, but unless he will speak to her, she doesn't know how to help. As the horse's silence continues, Ellie and Spirit must work together to save Lucifer's life.
Dreams, Linda Chapman.
Life is not as lonely as it once was on the farm where Ellie was sent to live after the loss of her parents. She has Joe and Luke, the boys on the farm who thrill her and confuse her in their own different ways. And she has Spirit – the beautiful grey horse with whom she shares the most incredible connection. They speak to each other; they trust each other. Soon Ellie discovers she can connect with the other horses in the yard in the same amazing way – except for one. Is she being distracted by life on the farm or this horse trying to tell her something she doesn't want to hear?
First class friends, Linda Chapman.
Troy has been behaving very strangely. The others find out that he is really a unicorn prince. Now that his secret is out, Troy thinks they only want to be his friend because he is royal. Willow tries to reassure him that he is still the same old Troy to them and sets out to prove that being a loyal friend is more important than where you come from.
Hopes, Linda Chapman.
Ellie works really hard at the stables. Her only comforts are her beautiful horse, Spirit, and the friendship of her cousin Joe. When it looks like both might be taken away from her, will Ellie have the strength she needs to survive? And will her magical bond with Spirit be unbreakable - or not? This is a beautifully tender story, that will enrapture girls with a passion for horses or a taste for romance.
Moonlight journey, Linda Chapman.
Twilight is a rather ordinary little grey pony but when Lauren whispers the magic words, he turns into a beautiful snow-white unicorn. In this thirteenth exciting adventure Lauren and Twilight make an intrepid journey to the land of Arcardia in order to save their pony friend Shadow from a mystery virus.
Rising star, Linda Chapman.
No.12 in the highly popular My Secret Unicorn series, featuring Lauren and her magical pony, Twilight. Lauren and Twilight are delighted to learn that Currant, the new foal at Orchard Stables, is also a unicorn, and that Lauren's friend Grace is his special unicorn friend. Now they can all have fun together. But Currant soon realises being a unicorn is not as easy as he thinks, particularly when it comes to flying. Currant needs lots of help and, luckily, Lauren and Twilight know just what to do.
Secrets, Linda Chapman.
Even though Ellie and her beloved horse Spirit are no longer together, the special bond between them remains strong. Ellie still communicates with Spirit, but she's frantically busy with stable work and shows. She's also spending more time than usual with Luke, the handsome groom. Ellie is struggling to fit everything in. When she fails to help a new horse who really needs her, she realises that something has to give. It's time for Ellie to make the most difficult choice of her life.
Starry skies, Linda Chapman.
Since the death of her dear friend Mrs Fontana, Lauren has become the new Keeper of Magic. Lauren and Twilight take their new responsibilities very seriously and set out to help other unicorn friends to discover their own magical secrets.
Team magic, Linda Chapman.
It's nearly the end of term and there's lots of fun activities to look forward to. But first all the unicorns have to take their exams. Everyone is working very hard - except for Troy. He has a much better plan. But when Willow discovers what he's up to, she's sure her friend will get into trouble. Can she help Troy before it's too late? This is the sixth title in the Unicorn School series where young unicorns not only learn magic but how to be good and kind friends.
Every girl needs a plan: a practical guide to life and work, Bianca Chatfield.
This is a guide for girls, on how to get ahead in a world that doesn't always want you to.
The art of logic: how to make sense in a world that doesn't, Eugenia Cheng.
Emotions are powerful. In newspaper headlines and on social media, they have become the primary way of understanding the world. But strong feelings make it more difficult to see the reality behind the rhetoric. In The Art of Logic, Eugenia Cheng shows how mathematical logic can help us see things more clearly - and know when politicians and companies are trying to mislead us.
A history of the food of Paris: from roast mammoth to steak frites, James B Chevallier.
The history of Parisian food is covered in this captivating tour of the physical city and its culinary heritage from the time of its first inhabitants through today. The author takes a look at its markets, its eateries, its immigrant groups and their food, its drinks, its cookbooks, and the dishes and recipes that exemplify the city's offerings.
Flamecaster: a shattered realms novel, Cinda Williams Chima.
Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King's Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn't know why she's being hunted, she knows that she can't get caught. Eventually, Ash's and Jenna's paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.
Shadowcaster, Cinda Williams Chima.
Alyssa ana'Raisa, the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of the Fells, feels more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, Lyss goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn't pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne. Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon is being sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumours of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death. Lyss and Hal's intricately linked fates become inseparable when they fall under the shadow of a new enemy force that threatens to extinguish the last rays of hope in the Shattered Realms.
Stormcaster: a shattered realms novel, Cinda Williams Chima.
From New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima comes the third gripping adventure in the Shattered Realms series, where intricately interwoven storylines converge as the warring Seven Realms struggle to unite against a horrific tyrant. Vagabond seafarer Evan Strangward can move wind, waves, and weather, but his magical abilities can't protect him forever from the brutal Empress Celestine. As Celestine's relentless bloodsworn armies grow, Evan travels to the Fells to warn the queendom that an invasion is imminent. If he can't convince the Gray Wolf queen to take a stand, he knows that the Seven Realms will fall, and his last sanctuary will be destroyed. Among the dead will be the one person Evan can't stand to lose. Meanwhile, the queen's formidable daughter, Princess Alyssa ana'Raisa, is already a prisoner aboard the empress's ship, sailing east. Lyss may be the last remaining hope of bringing down the empress from within her own tightly controlled stronghold.
The Warren Buffett philosophy of investment: how a combination of value investing and smart acquisitions drives extraordinary success, Elena Chirkova.
In this revealing examination of Buffett's success, practitioner, professor, and bestselling author Elena Chirkova proposes the key to replicating his achievements is found in his acquisition practices as well as his investment strategy.
You are the universe: discovering your cosmic self and why it matters, Deepak Chopra.
In this book, that combines cutting edge science with real world applications, Chopra and Kafatos redefine our nature of reality and what is possible. Here they ask 9 questions: What Came Before the Big Bang? Why Does the Universe Fit Together So Perfectly? Where Did Time Come From? What Is the Universe Made Of? Is There Design in the Universe? Is the Quantum World Linked to Everyday Life? Do We Live in a Conscious Universe? How Did Life First Begin? Does the brain create the mind? You Are The Universe offers answers that open up new possibilities for all of us to lead more fruitful, peaceful and successful lives.
Brain lab for kids: 52 mind-blowing experiments, models, and activities to explore neuroscience, Eric H Chudler.
Brain Lab for Kids is an interactive and hands-on book that takes readers on an exciting journey into the functions of the brain through enlightening experiments and creative activities.
Every exquisite thing, Cassandra Clare.
Anna Lightwood, eldest child of Gabriel and Cecily, is mad, bad and dangerously dapper. Every rake has an origin story, though: now under Brother Zachariah's eye we see Anna's doomed love story unfold.
Tinkering: the complete book of John Clarke, John Clarke.
This book tells the story of John Clarke's writing life, including the fan letter he sent to All Black Terry Lineen when he was ten, a golf instruction manual unlike any other, Anna Karenina in forty-three words, and the moving essays he wrote after the deaths of his parents. "Tinkering" is full of surprises, and includes all kinds of puzzles and propositions. Each one has different rules but together they reveal the different facets of John Clarke's comic genius. In these pages you will find Fred Dagg dispensing advice on everything from dentistry to dreaming, the complete history of the lost sport of farnakeling, the famous 'Quiz Answers', and 'Saint Paul's Letter to the Electorates' –a brilliant account of the Rudd-Gillard years that was first inscribed onto stone tablets. "Tinkering" also includes previously unpublished material including the 'Doorstop Poems', and the 'Letters from the School' suggesting what a serious matter birdwatching was for John 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.
The house at Saltwater Point, Colleen Coble.
The dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harbouring secrets that reach around the world. Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can't focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie's boat. Ellie knows her sister isn't on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn't kill her–would he? Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy. Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth–and family–is often more complex than it first appears. From international terrorism to the peaceful lavender fields of Puget Sound, The House at Saltwater Point is a thrilling race to uncover the truth before it's too late.
A journey of the heart collection, Colleen Coble.
A Heart's Disguise - In the celebratory mood of the recently-ended Civil War, Sarah discovers her betrothed has been keeping a devastating secret. A Heart's Obsession - Will Sarah's journey west lead her back into the arms of the one man she can trust? A Heart's Danger - On the brink of war with the Sioux, Sarah risks everything to expose the betrayal threatening the man she loves. A Heart's Betrayal - Emmie finds shelter in the arms of a soldier, but her secret could drive them apart. A Heart's Promise - Emmie makes a promise to her friend that, if fulfilled, could mean the end to her dreams of a future with Isaac. A Heart's Home - Emmie's hope for a life with Isaac is overshadowed by a tragic loss at Fort Phil Kearny.
Boy erased: a memoir, Garrard Conley.
The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small-town Arkansas, Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality as a young man. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy programme that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalized twelve-step programme heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and, because of his brush with sin, stronger in his faith in God. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to search for his true self, empathy, and forgiveness. By examining and excavating his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.
The wild dark flowers: a novel of Rutherford Park, Elizabeth Cooke.
When May came that year in Rutherford, it was more beautiful than anyone could ever remember. More beautiful, and more terrible … From inside their sprawling estate of Rutherford Park, the Cavendish family had a privileged perspective of the world. On the first morning in May, 1915, with a splendid view that reached across the gardens to the Vale of York, nothing seemed lovelier or less threatening. And yet … At the risk of undoing the Cavendish name with scandal, William and Octavia Cavendish have been living a lie, maintaining a marriage out of duty rather than passion. But when their son Harry joins the Royal Flying Corps in France, the Cavendish family are forced to face the unavoidable truths about themselves, the society in which they thrive, and the secrets they can no longer bear. In the wake of a terrible war, the emotional shifts between a husband and a wife, a wife and her lover, and a mother and her children, will shake the very foundation of the Cavendish family, and change the uniquely vulnerable lives of all who reside at Rutherford Park.
The black pearl, Louise Cooper.
Since her family moved to Cornwall, Lizzy's world has been turned upside down by the discovery that she has a long-lost brother, Kes, and even more amazingly that their mother is a mermaid. Now Lizzy and her new family must bravely battle the evil sea queen and her terrifying servant, for Lizzy has a powerful treasure and the sea queen will stop at nothing to get it.
The golden circlet, Louise Cooper.
Lizzy Baxter's life is turned upside down when she moves to Cornwall and discovers that she has a long-lost brother and that their mother is a mermaid. Lizzy soon learns that the tranquil underwater world is ruled by an evil mermaid queen, Taran, who will stop at nothing to complete her power. After a terrifying battle, Taran is one step nearer to her goal. But then she disappears. Lizzy is suspicious. She knows Taran needs the black pearl - the key to ultimate power - but how is she planning to get it?
The rainbow pool, Louise Cooper.
Since her family moved to Cornwall, Lizzy's world has been turned upside down by the discovery that she has a long-lost brother, Kes, and even more amazingly that their mother is a mermaid. Now Kes is blackmailed by the evil mermaid queen into parting with the precious silver pearl which makes her even more powerful.
The silver dolphin, Louise Cooper.
Lizzy Baxter is thrilled when her family moves to Cornwall – she's always loved the beach. Lizzy doesn't realise, but she has a special connection with the sea – and the mysterical mermaids and silver dolphins who swim there. But there's much more to the beautiful blue-green world than magic. The evil sea queen is plotting to steal something precious – something that belongs to Lizzy.
Bloody roses, Natasha Cooper.
Willow is sure Richard Crescent couldn't commit murder. The police, finding him drenched in his colleague's blood in the locked Corporate Finance department, are sure he did. Rushing back from a Tuscan idyll with Chief Inspector Tom Worth to help her friend, Willow uses all her romantic novelist's imagination, her own experience as a high-powered woman in a man's world, and her understanding of an uneasy double life, to put herself in the other woman's shoes and learn why Sarah Allfarthing had to die. And as well as the high-tension world of merchant banking, conflict with Tom, and personal danger, Willow has to face the terrible possibility that the police could be right …
Paint lab for kids: 52 creative adventures in painting and mixed media for budding artists of all ages, Stephanie Corfee.
An inspiring collection of ideas and projects for encouraging an artistic spirit in children! Paint Lab for Kids features 52 fun, fresh, and kid-friendly art lessons that each explore a paint medium, technique, or effect. Popular artist and author Stephanie Corfee offers an exciting resource of easy-to-follow instructions supported throughout with step-by-step, full-colour photographs. Each sequence is accompanied by finished samples and variations as well as the inspiring work of a prominent artist. The projects can be used independently throughout the year or as a curriculum for hands-on art experiences. This is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises. Paint Lab for Kids is an excellent resource to get your kids working and creating with paint.
Sharpe's Christmas: a short story, Bernard Cornwell.
A Richard Sharpe short story, featuring scenes of action and adventure at Christmas. 'You'll like Irati,' Colonel Hogan said. 'It's a nothing place, Richard. Hovels and misery, that's all it is and all it ever will be, but that's where you're going for Christmas.' Sharpe was sent to Irati because maybe the French were going there. The garrison planned to march at Christmas in the hope that their enemies would be too bloated with beef and wine to fight, but Hogan had got wind of their plans and was now setting his snares on the only two routes that the escaping French could use. One, the eastern road, was by far the easier route, for it entered France through a low pass, and Hogan guessed it was that route that the French would choose. But there was a second road, a tight, hard, steep road, and that had to be blocked as well and so the Prince of Wales's Own Volunteers, Sharpe's regiment, would climb into the hills and spend their Christmas at a place of hovels and misery called Irati. Soldier, hero, rogue – Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.
Miss Burma, Charmaine Craig.
Inspector French's greatest case, Freeman Wills Crofts.
At the offices of Duke and Peabody in London's Hatton Gardens, the body of old Mr Gething is discovered along with an open safe. The diamonds that he had locked away, however, are gone. It is a perplexing case, and obviously one for Inspector Joseph French of Scotland Yard. As the meticulous Inspector puts his full powers behind the investigation, he crisscrosses the continent from London to many locales of Europe. In pursuit of an unknown criminal, will French be able to deduce just who has the diamonds?
Boom, Snot, Twitty, Doreen Cronin.
Three friends enjoy a day together, despite their very different ideas about how to spend their time.
This way, that way, Doreen Cronin.
Three friends decide which way to go to find the perfect spot to spend the day.
The calling, Neil Cross.
Captured., Neil Cross.
Given only weeks to live, Kenny Drummond finds a mystery worth dying to solve In this gripping psychological thriller from the creator of Luther, Kenny Drummond has been diagnosed with late-stage brain cancer and is writing a list-a list of all the people he has let down in one way or another. He is determined to make amends before the black smudge that keeps showing up on his scans exercises its final power over him. Working his way down the list, Kenny comes to an old schoolmate, Callie Barton, who was kind when he needed a friend. He heard she dated and eventually married Jonathan Reese.
The illumination of Ursula Flight, Anna-Marie Crowhurst.
On the 15th day of December in the year of our Lord 1664, a great light bloomed in the dark sky and crept slowly and silently across the blackness: a comet. Every evening afterwards, though snow lay on the ground and the air bit with frost, men across the land threw open their windows and went out of their doors in cloaks and mufflers to gaze at the heavens, necks stretched up, hands shielding eyes, crooking long fingers to trace the burning thing that flamed across the night, while dogs moaned in their kennels and wise women chanted incantations against bright malignant spirits. Born on the night of an ill-auguring comet just before Charles II's Restoration, Ursula Flight has a difficult future written in the stars. Against the custom of the age she begins an education with her father, who fosters in her a love of reading, writing and astrology. Following a surprising meeting with an actress, Ursula's dreams turn to the theatre and thus begins her quest to become a playwright despite scoundrels, bounders, bad luck and heartbreak. A vivid, passionate and gutsy tale of a most unusual girl in a world far away.
Rogues rush in, Tessa Dare.
His Bride for the Taking/Tessa Dare. It's the first rule of friendship among gentlemen: Don't even think about touching your best friend's sister. But Sebastian, Lord Byrne, has never been one for rules. He's thought about touching Mary Clayton—a lot—and struggled to resist temptation. But when Mary's bridegroom leaves her waiting at the altar, only Sebastian can save her from ruin. By marrying her himself. In eleven years, he's never laid a finger on his best friend's sister. Now he's going to take her with both hands. To have, to hold…and to love. His Duchess for a Day / Christi Caldwell. It was never meant to be. That's what Elizabeth Terry has told herself while trying to forget the man she married—her once best friend. Passing herself off as a widow, Elizabeth has since built a life for herself as an instructor at a finishing school, far away from that greatest of mistakes. But the past has a way of finding you, and now that her husband has found her, Elizabeth must face the man she's tried to forget. It was time to right a wrong… Crispin Ferguson, the Duke of Huntington, has spent the past years living with regret. The young woman he married left without a by-your-leave, and his hasty elopement had devastating repercussions. Despite everything, Crispin never stopped thinking about Elizabeth. Now that he's found her, he has one request—be his duchess, publicly, just for a day. Can spending one day as husband and wife rekindle the bond they once shared? Or will a shocking discovery tear them apart…this time, forever?
The death cure, James Dashner.
As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.
Candle Bible for toddlers, Juliet David.
Contains brightly illustrated stories from the Old and New Testaments, adapted especially to provide toddlers with an introduction to the Bible.
The last of the Ender crystal, Danica Davidson.
After searching biome after biome for the lost shards of an enchanted Ender crystal that, in the wrong hands, could ensure the destruction of the entire Overworld, Stevie and Alex have tracked down all but one piece of the crystal. The magical book they've been using as a guide is finally fully readable—but several pages are missing! Following the one clue the book still holds, the friends travel through the portal to Earth, where the last shard may be hidden. There they reunite with Maison, who's just about to celebrate her twelfth birthday. When Maison's family reveals a secret about her ancestors, the friends realize that Maison may be the only one who can track down the final clues that will lead them to the last Ender shard. Can Stevie, Alex, and Maison uncover long-hidden knowledge and put the clues together in time to reassemble the crystal—and stop the Ender Dragon from breaking free of the End?
Boone's surrender, Shirleen Davies.
Daniel "Boone" Macklin has a lot to learn. Going from a bachelor rancher to the father of a six-year-old boy hadn't been in his plans. Like almost everything else in his life, he doesn't hesitate to face his new responsibilities head-on. The one regret he has is not facing the truth about his feelings for the woman he still loves. Willow Robinson is determined to put the tragedy from her past behind her - as well as her love for the youngest Macklin brother. Forgiveness she can offer. Forgetting is something she'd been unable to achieve. It's been three years since the heart-breaking night that changed their lives. In Boone's mind, continuing to act as if Willow and their close friendship since childhood is over no longer makes sense. Convincing her they deserve a second chance presents more of a challenge than training the green broke horses on his ranch. As their tenuous connection begins to rebuild, a danger to their families threatens to destroy whatever future they may still have. Every step toward a future, every memory of the past presents obstacles neither may be able to overcome. Can their wounded hearts allow them to deal with the present crisis, or will it sever any chance of rebuilding the love neither wants to admit?
Faster than the rest, Shirleen Davies.
Harder than the rest, Shirleen Davies.
Thorn's journey, Shirleen Davies.
"Thorn" Macklin, ex-Special Forces sergeant, has returned home to focus on his future. Scorpion Custom Motorcycles is one of the two dreams he pushed aside when he left Burnt River. The second dream? Well, it died long ago. Grace Jackson works hard to be successful, trying to forget the one great mistake from her past. Returning to Burnt River to work for the family business forces her to confront her future–as well as the man who shattered her heart. Being close to his brothers, helping at the ranch, and working with lifelong friends is exactly what Thorn needs. The last person he expects to see is the woman who vanished from his life without a word. Now she sits in her plush office down the street, resurrecting emotions, as well as memories he'd buried long ago. Not only must he confront his feelings for Grace, he and his friends face another danger. Someone wants their new business to fail, and isn't above putting people at risk to achieve this goal. Guarding against threats is what Thorn does best. Protecting his heart from the woman he's never forgotten is another matter. Could coming home, and the hope of a second chance, be his ultimate journey?
Tougher than the rest, Shirleen Davies.
Wildfire Creek, Shirleen Davies.
Luke Pelletier is settling into his new life as a rancher and occasional Pinkerton Agent, leaving his past as an ex-Confederate major and Texas Ranger far behind. He wants nothing more than to work the ranch, charm the ladies, and live a life of carefree bachelor-hood. Ginny Sorensen has accepted her responsibility as the sole provider for herself and her younger sister. The desire to continue their journey to Oregon is crushed when the need for food and shelter keeps them in the growing frontier town of Splendor, Montana, forcing Ginny to accept work as a server in the local saloon. Luke has never met a woman as lovely and unspoiled as Ginny. He longs to know her, yet fears his wild ways and unsettled nature aren't what she deserves. She's a girl you marry, but that is nowhere in Luke's plans. Complicating their tenuous friendship, a twist in circumstances forces Ginny closer to the man she most wants to avoid–the man who can destroy her dreams, and who's captured her heart. Believing his bachelor status firm, Luke moves from danger to adventure, never dreaming each step he takes brings him closer to his true destiny and a life much different from what he imagines.
DIY circus lab for kids: a family-friendly guide for juggling, balancing, clowning and show-making, Jackie Leigh Davis.
DIY Circus Lab for Kids gives families everything they need to produce their own circus! Author Jackie Leigh Davis invites you into the international youth circus community, then dives into the circus skill families: juggling, acrobatics, manipulation, balance, and clowning. The book opens with a do-it-yourself prop-making class, and provides enough homemade circus equipment to get you started on some fun circus basics. Rising circus stars will then move on to lessons in toss juggling, flower sticks, poi, human pyramids, and how to move on to even more tricks and skills. And best yet, kids will see how to combine skills into an act, and acts into a show. DIY Circus Lab for Kids also includes the Circademic Corner, which is full of academic and scientific factoids about circus, and Safety Check boxes whenever skill-learning requires adult supervision. Many of the skills in this book are safe enough for kids to do themselves, with a few requiring an adult "spotter" so families or classes can enjoy them together.
Poseidon's gold: a Marcus Didius Falco mystery, Lindsey Davis.
Rome, AD 72. Falco returns home from a six-month mission to the German legions. But trouble is in store for him: his apartment has been wrecked by squatters, and an ex-legionary friend of his colour-fully heroic brother Festus is demanding money, allegedly owed him as the result of one of Festus's wild schemes. Worse still, the only client Falco can get is his mother-who wants him to clear the family name. Then, just as Falco thinks things can only get better, fate takes a turn for the worse. The legionary is found viciously stabbed to death, with Falco the prime suspect. Now he has only three days to prove he is not a murderer, to trace the real suspect, amass evidence, and win a fortune.
The accusers, Lindsey Davis.
Having returned from his trip to Londinium, Roman sleuth Marcus Didius Falco takes up employment with Africanus and Italicus, preparing an affidavit for the trial of a senator. The prosecution is successful but a month later the senator is dead, apparently by suicide.
The Jupiter myth, Lindsey Davis.
Davis' 14th novel in the Marcus Didius Falco series is a noir tale of gangsters, gladiators, and love. For Falco, a relaxed visit to Helena's relatives in Britain turns serious at the scene of a downtown murder.
Scandal takes a holiday, Lindsey Davis.
When the scribe of ancient Rome's daily scandal column goes missing in seaside Ostia, investigator Marcus Didius Falco learns that the scribe was working on a story about an underworld kidnapping racket involving pirates.
See Delphi and die, Lindsey Davis.
Now married to his beloved Helena Justina, Marcus Didius Falco is hired to take on a murder investigation that will require him and Helena to travel to Olympia, Greece, to uncover the truth about a series of disappearances.
The greatest show on Earth: the evidence for evolution, Richard Dawkins.
The Greatest Show on Earth comes at a critical time: systematic opposition to the fact of evolution is now flourishing as never before, especially in America. In Britain and elsewhere in the world, teachers witness insidious attempts to undermine the status of science in their classrooms. Richard Dawkins provides unequivocal evidence that boldly and comprehensively rebuts such nonsense. At the same time he shares with us his palpable love of the natural world and the essential role that science plays in its interpretation. Written with elegance, wit and passion, it is hard-hitting, absorbing and totally convincing.
The Islamic enlightenment: the modern struggle between faith and reason, Christopher De Bellaigue.
A revelatory and game-changing narrative that rewrites everything we thought we knew about the modern history of the Islamic world. With majestic prose, Christopher de Bellaigue presents an absorbing account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Flying in the face of everything we thought we knew, The Islamic Enlightenment becomes an astonishing and revelatory history that offers a game-changing assessment of the Middle East since the Napoleonic Wars.
Sealed with a loving kiss, Ellie Dean.
This is the gripping new Second World War novel from Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of While We're Apart. After the death of her parents in a bombing raid, Mary Jones discovers a secret in the pages of father's diaries. Her search for the truth brings her to Cliffehaven on the south coast. Here, she finds work at the Kodak factory, sifting through the Airgraphs which are being sent from all over the world by the men and women in the armed forces, and by their loved ones. All the while she longs for news of her own sweetheart, fighting in Europe. With the help of Peggy Reilly and her family at Beach View Boarding House Mary starts to build a new life for herself. But events that happened eighteen years before still echo, and should a promise Peggy made then be broken, it will have a devastating affect not only on Mary, but them all.
Sweet memories of you, Ellie Dean.
'I'm not working on a factory floor or digging for victory, but in my own small way I do what I can for those I love.' It's 1943 and Peggy Reilly is at her best when the troubles of war come knocking at the door of Beach View Boarding House especially when it concerns her younger sister, Doreen. Doreen is divorced from Eddie, but his letters have taken on a more threatening tone of late. When Doreen barely survives a traumatic disaster whilst on leave in London, she returns home to Peggy and Cliffehaven in the hope that the love and comfort she will find there can help her recover. However, Eddie continues to be an unsettling reminder of her past and Doreen's life is about to change dramatically.
Until you come home, Ellie Dean.
It is 1944 and Anne Black is making the best of a new life in Somerset, but bringing up her daughters so far from their father, her mother Peggy and their real home of Cliffehaven isn't easy. The safety of Somerset makes separation bearable, until danger strikes and rocks Anne's world. Back in Cliffehaven Peggy Reilly is running the Beach View Boarding House with her usual love and warmth. The war is taking its toll however, and Peggy longs to have her scattered family home again. Until then she'll continue being a mother to all, and maybe even find some time for herself. As the fighter planes leave RAF Cliffe every evening all anyone can hope is that the war, like the night, will soon be over.
While we're apart, Ellie Dean.
It is 1942 and England is at war. Mary Jones has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday and said goodbye to her childhood sweetheart Jack, when she learns that her house has taken a direct hit during a tip and run raid. With both her parents dead and her home destroyed, a distraught Mary moves in with Jack's parents. But her father's trunk is still intact amid the ruins, and Mary discovers a shocking secret amongst his diaries. Mary travels to Cliffehaven on the south coast in search of answers. Here she is billeted with Peggy Reilly's fearsome sister, Doris. When warm-hearted Peggy befriends Mary, she discovers the young woman's secret. But she begins to regret getting involved, for there can only be trouble ahead.
The age of agile: how smart companies are transforming the way work gets done, Stephen Denning.
Over you, Lucy Diamond.
Josie, Nell and Lisa go back a long way - they were flatmates, soulmates and best mates back in their twenties when life was one long party. Five years later things are different. Josie is married with kids in deepest suburbia, free-spirit Nell has travelled the world, and Lisa is on the path to career glory. A reunion weekend in London seems a great idea to Josie - until she discovers something which threatens to blow her happy marriage apart.
Robin Williams biography: the truth behind the comedian genius, Chris Dicker.
What happened to Robin Williams? Why did he commit suicide? Clearly, Robin was in pain. He successfully managed to hide it all with his indisputable talent as a comedian. This book is about his life, about his embarrassments, about his victories and legacy.
The orphan's wish, Melanie Dickerson.
In medieval Hagenheim, Germany, Aladdin, a poor orphan from the Holy Land, tries to rescue and win the heart of Kirstyn, the Duke of Hagenheim's daughter, his friend since childhood who is now pursued by greedy men seeking her father's fortune.
Rabid, Paul Doiron.
In this original short story in the Mike Bowditch mystery series, 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.
Stay hidden, Paul Doiron.
A woman has been shot to death by a deer hunter on an island off the coast of Maine. To newly promoted Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch, the case seems open and shut. But as soon as he arrives on remote Maquoit Island he discovers mysteries piling up one on top of the other. The hunter now claims he didn't fire the fatal shot and the evidence proves he's telling the truth. Bowditch begins to suspect the secretive community might be covering up the identity of whoever killed the woman, known as Ariel Evans. The controversial author was supposedly writing a book about the island's notorious hermit. So why are there no notes in her rented cottage? The biggest blow comes the next day when the weekly ferry arrives and off steps the dead woman herself. Ariel Evans is alive, well, and determined to solve her own "murder" even if it upsets Mike Bowditch's investigation and makes them both targets of an elusive killer who will do anything to conceal his crimes.
Heir to Edenbrooke: a prequel novelette, Julianne Donaldson.
Philip Wyndham has never envied his older brother for being the heir to Edenbrooke. He would much rather carve out his own destiny than live under the constraints of that position. But when his older brother dies unexpectedly, Philip's life is turned upside down as duty requires him to give up the life he planned. Philip takes on his new role as the most sought-after bachelor in London with alternating reluctance, boredom, and resentment. But all that changes the night fate leads him to an inn, where he meets the incomparable Marianne Daventry.
Don't believe it, Charlie Donlea.
The Girl of Sugar Beach is the most watched documentary in television history - a riveting, true-life mystery that unfolds over twelve weeks and centres on a fascinating question: Did Grace Sebold murder her boyfriend, Julian, while on a Spring Break vacation, or is she a victim of circumstance and poor police work? Grace has spent the last ten years in a St. Lucian prison, and reaches out to filmmaker Sidney Ryan in a last, desperate attempt to prove her innocence. As Sidney begins researching, she uncovers startling evidence, additional suspects, and timeline issues that were all overlooked during the original investigation. Before the series even finishes filming, public outcry leads officials to reopen the case. But as the show surges towards its final episodes, Sidney receives a letter saying that she got it badly, terribly wrong. Sidney has just convinced the world that Grace is innocent. Now she wonders if she has helped to free a ruthless killer. Delving into Grace's past, she peels away layer after layer of deception. But as Sidney edges closer to the real heart of the story, she must decide if finding the truth is worth risking her newfound fame, her career … even her life.
Ain't too proud to beg, Susan Donovan.
Thirty-five-year old Josie Sheehan's resolution to swear off men is challenged when she meets pet-company CEO Rick Rousseau, but then she discovers that he has a complicated past and a secret that could endanger the woman he loves.
Stealing Taffy, Susan Donovan.
Ten weeks in a swanky Arizona rehab centre and Tanyalee Newberry, aka Taffy, is ready to give up everything that isn't good for her–her forgery habit, taking (i.e., stealing) things that don't belong to her, and, of course, men. But when her flight home gets rerouted, she finds herself in a hotel room with her smoking-hot travel companion. One night together is all it should have been. But passion is oh-so sweet…. Special Agent Dante Cabrera has been duped at his own love-'em-and-leave-'em game by this so-called Taffy. To forget she ever existed, Dante buries himself in his work, until a case leads him to North Carolina and, impossibly, right back to her. He has no business messing around with this felonious femme fatale, especially one who could be in more danger than she thinks. But Dante also knows there's more to her than great looks and hot nights–a soul-searching woman who wants to amend her past sins. Is he ready to take their desire to the next level and steal Taffy's heart?
Race car count, Rebecca Kai Dotlich.
Count to ten with fast and colourful race cars.
All aboard!, Rebecca Kai Dotlich.
From the creators of What Can a Crane Pick Up? comes a train-ride adventure, perfect for fans of Thomas the Tank Engine and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. In this inviting, rhyming read-aloud, two kids become travel buddies as they watch cities and landscapes and other hard-working trains rush by, and also observe the conductor and funny goings-on inside the train, all illustrated in a fresh, hip, colourful style. Hop aboard!
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-fiancée, 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 bronc rider's baby, Judy Duarte.
A pint-sized Texas surprise! Nothing–not even a bucking bronc–can unnerve Nate Gallagher…until he lays eyes on the tiny new-born who's been entrusted to his care. The former rodeo champ isn't ready for fatherhood. Heck, the precious baby girl may not even be his. Still, he aims to step up and give her a home at the Rocking C. That is, if pretty social worker Anna Reynolds decides Nate's daddy material after all. Making sure that father and infant daughter bond is Anna's job. But what about the fiery bond forming between Anna and Nate? Can Nate become the family man Anna believes he can be? Because she's this close to gambling her future on the rugged cowboy daddy!
Hotel for dogs, Lois Duncan.
Andi loves dogs. So when an adorable stray shows up, Andi wants to save it - but she can't take it home. With the help of her brother Bruce, she rescues the stray and its puppies and moves them into an abandoned house down the block. Then they check in Red Rover, an Irish setter whose owner mistreats him. And MacTavish, who begs for scraps in the school playground. And more… Andi is thrilled - she's running a dog hotel! But can she and Bruce keep the canine castle going, or will a bark give their secret away?
Movie for dogs, Lois Duncan.
When Andi's brother Bruce wants to enter a dog-themed film-making contest, Andi jumps at the opportunity to become a screenwriter. But neither of them expects what happens next – a producer wants their movie! Can Andi and Bruce's show (and dogs) go Hollywood?
News for dogs, Lois Duncan.
Now that Andi is no longer running a hotel for dogs, she decides to start a new project – a newspaper for dogs! With her brother Bruce and a few friends, the kids make a hit out of their paper. But they also attract the attention of some mysterious dognappers. Can the kids find the criminals and bring their dogs safely home?
The prophet of Yonwood, Jeanne DuPrau.
While visiting the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina, eleven-year-old Nickie makes some decisions about how to identify both good and evil when she witnesses the townspeople's reactions to the apocalyptic visions of one of their neighbours.
The lessons of history, Ariel Durant.
In this illuminating and thoughtful book, Will and Ariel Durant have succeeded in distilling for the reader the accumulated store of knowledge and experience from their four decades of work on the ten monumental volumes of The Story of Civilization. The result is a survey of human history, full of dazzling insights into the nature of human experience, the evolution of civilization, the culture of man. With the completion of their life's work they look back and ask what history has to say about the nature, the conduct and the prospects of man, seeking in the great lives, the great ideas, the great events of the past for the meaning of man's long journey through war, conquest and creation – and for the great themes that can help us to understand our own era. To the Durants, history is "not merely a warning reminder of man's follies and crimes, but also an encouraging remembrance of generative souls … a spacious country of the mind, wherein a thousand saints, statesmen, inventors, scientists, poets, artists, musicians, lovers, and philosophers still live and speak, teach and carve and sing …" Designed to accompany the ten-volume set of The Story of Civilization, The Lessons of History is, in its own right, a profound and original work of history and philosophy.
The picnic and suchlike pandemonium, Gerald Durrell.
It constitutes a series of anecdotal snippets and short stories including 'The Picnic', a laugh-out-loud account of an ill-fated Durrell family excursion, which should have been a relaxing, jolly affair. But with the Durrells things are seldom straightforward and on this occasion all that could go wrong did go wrong - except Gerald Durrell's sense of humour in recounting the tale. Other hilarious and surreal Roald Dahlesque stories ensue, including the critically acclaimed Gothic horror story 'The Entrance'.
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.
Deadly proof, Rachel Dylan.
In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan has been appointed lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical in a claim involving an allegedly dangerous new drug. She hires former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James to do some digging. When a whistle-blower is found dead, it's clear the stakes are higher than ever. Will this case prove deadly for Kate?
Lone witness, Rachel Dylan.
When prosecutor Sophie Dawson is the lone witness to a gang-related double homicide, her world is turned upside down. Private security guard Cooper Knight is hired to protect Sophie from the gang, but she's more concerned about prosecuting her latest case than the threat to her life. Sophie wants to stand for what's right, but can Cooper keep her safe?
Avatar, the last airbender. The lost adventures, Aaron Ehasz.
This volume collects the long-out-of-print, fan-favourite comics previously published in Nickelodeon Magazine and with the Airbender DVDs. That's twenty-six stories set in Airbender continuity, by a host of top-notch talent, many of whom worked on the original animated series!
The Saturday Night Supper Club, Electronic books.
Denver chef Rachel Bishop won a James Beard Award and heads up her own fine-dining restaurant– until she is the target of a smear campaign. Alex Kanin was highlighting the pitfalls of online criticism– and destroyed the career of a perfect stranger. Plagued by guilt, he agrees to help rebuild Rachel's tarnished image by offering his connections and his home to host an exclusive pop-up dinner party targeted to the Saturday Night Supper Club. As they work together to make the project a success, can Rachel give up her lifelong goals without losing her identity as well?
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.
Catching Thunder: the true story of the world's longest sea chase., Eskil Engdal.
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?
Halloween frost, Jennifer Estep.
It's Halloween at Mythos Academy, and Gwen Frost and her friends are ready to have a little fun. But when a mythological monster shows up, the night turns out to be more trick than treat. Halloween Frost takes place in between the events of Touch of Frost, book #1, and Kiss of Frost, book #2, in the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. The short story is about 6,500 words. Halloween Frost was originally published in Entangled, A Paranormal Anthology, in 2011.
Spartan heart, Jennifer Estep.
New school year, same old problems …At Mythos Academy, everyone knows exactly who I am: Rory Forseti, Spartan girl and the daughter of Reapers. Even though I fought alongside my cousin Gwen Frost to save the mythological world from Loki and his evil Reapers of Chaos, I'm still the most hated girl at the academy because of all the horrible things my parents did. I had hoped that this school year would be different, but the other kids just won't let me forget about my parents. But something strange is going on at the Colorado academy. First, I run into a Viking guy who dislikes me more than most. Then I notice some odd artifacts in the Library of Antiquities. And worst of all, I start hearing rumours about a new group of Reapers who can summon mythological monsters. I might be the most hated girl at Mythos Academy, but I'm also the only one who can save it.
Odd one out, Lissa Evans.
Spencer's list, Lissa Evans.
Two dogs in a trench coat go to school, Julie Falatko.
Sassy and Waldo are good dogs, who keep their house safe (from squirrels, mostly), and worry about their boy, Stewart, who always comes home from school smelling of anxiety; so the two dogs come up with a plan to help him–they will dress up in a trench coat and attend school, posing as a new student, to find out just what is bothering Stewart.
The reluctant bridegroom, Shannon Farrington.
Conveniently Wed Marriage for any reason but love was once unthinkable to Maryland councilman Henry Nash. But when an innocent encounter with a criminal puts Henry's reputation in jeopardy, he'll make any sacrifice to maintain custody of his orphaned nieces. And an alliance with a powerful politician's daughter could secure the little girls' futures. As long as gentle Rebekah Van der Geld never hears the rumours surrounding her new groom… Refusing her father's choice of husband wasn't an option for dutiful Rebekah. But Henry's kindness is a happy revelation, and she's quickly falling for his adorable nieces–so she allows herself to hope this unconventional arrangement could become much more. But can it survive a shattering revelation that puts their new family in danger?
The fatal Englishman: three short lives., Sebastian Faulks.
Christopher Wood, a young Englishman, decided to be the greatest painter the world had seen. He went to Paris in 1921. By day he studied, by night he attended the parties of the beau monde. He knew Picasso, worked for Diaghilev and was a friend of Cocteau. In the last months of his 29-year life, he fought a ravening opium addiction to succeed in claiming a place in history of English painting. Richard Hilary, confident, handsome and unprincipled, flew Spitfires in the Battle of Britain before being shot down and horribly burned. He underwent several operations by the legendary plastic surgeon, A H McIndoe. His account of his experiences, The Last Enemy, made him famous, but not happy. He begged to be allowed to return to flying, and died mysteriously in a night training operation, aged 23. Jeremy Wolfenden was born in 1936, the son of Jack, later Lord Wolfenden. Charming, generous and witty, he was the cleverest Englishman of his generation, but left All Souls to become a hack reporter. At the height of the Cold War, he was sent to Moscow where his louche private life made him the plaything of the intelligence services. A terrifying sequence of events ended in Washington where he died at the age of 31.
Desperate bride, A S Fenichel.
An unexpected promise … 'n everlasting passion. An accomplished musician, Dorothea Flammel has refused more proposals than any London debutante; her only true love is her music. Dory's shimmering talent and beauty have long been adored from afar by Thomas Wheel, an untitled gentleman who can only dream of asking for the hand of a nobleman's daughter. But when her father, the insolvent Lord Flammel, arranges for Dory to marry a lecherous Earl in order to pay off a debt, she runs to Thomas-and proposes marriage to him. Eloping to Scotland saves Dory from a disastrous fate, but what is for her a mere marriage of convenience proves more passionate-and more complex-than either imagined as rumours, scandal, and buried emotions come to light. And when a vengeful challenge from a drunken and embittered Lord Flammel puts Thomas's life on the line, will the fragile trust between husband and wife be enough to save them both'
Death actually: Death. Love. And in between, Rosy Fenwicke.
Maggie never wanted to go into the family business, but when her parents die suddenly and her husband has abandoned her and their two children, what choice does she have? So she becomes a funeral director. Now her children are grown. Betty, her mentor, has just died. Her best friend needs surgery. Her daughter, back from London where she was an up and coming chef, won't get out of bed. Her son feels guilty delivering fast food to an ex-champion skier, Lizzie, who is bitter about the injury which robbed her of glory. There is a movie star on location nearby who won't listen to advice, and Maggie can't seem to put a foot right with the new doctor in town. People are dying and life goes on.
Do you take this maverick?, Marie Ferrarella.
The fallout from last month's wedding-to-end-all-weddings continues. Did you hear that Claire Strickland and her oh-so-handsome husband Levi Wyatt have called it quits? Everyone thought these two were the perfect couple with the most perfect baby. One minute they were together, the next there was a poker game and then–what could have possibly steered these two young lovebirds off-course? Though they are on the outs, rumour has it that Claire and Levi have both taken up domicile at Strickland's Boarding House. We find this behaviour highly suspect–and everyone in town is weighing in, too. We have a feeling this love story is far from over.
Candlelight at Christmas, Katie Fforde.
Fenella and Rupert are organising the perfect Christmas, surrounded by their friends in their beautiful Somerby house. Until Fenella gets a phone call from her ghastly parents-in-law asking if they can join them for the holiday. Fenella couldn't possibly refuse and besides, it could be worse. But when they arrive and the house is suddenly plunged in darkness thanks to a power cut, Fenella knows she has her work cut out to keep everyone happy and pull off the perfect Christmas feast.
Vegan pressure cooking: more than 100 delicious grain, bean, and one-pot recipes using a traditional or electric pressure cooker of Instant Pot®, J L Fields.
Say goodbye to long cooking and preparation times. With an Instant Pot® or other pressure cooker, you can cook filling, nutritious meals in under an hour and with little mess or cleanup. It's the dinner (and breakfast, and lunch) solution of which you've always dreamed.
Running with the Kenyans: discovering the secrets of the fastest people on earth, Adharanand Finn.
After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, from the Olympics to big city marathons, Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. Packing up his family (and his running shoes), he moved from Devon to the small town of Iten, in Kenya, home to hundreds of the country's best athletes. Once there he laced up his shoes and ventured out onto the dirt tracks, running side by side with Olympic champions, young hopefuls and barefoot schoolchildren. He ate their food, slept in their training camps, interviewed their coaches, and his children went to their schools. And at the end of it all, there was his dream, to join the best of the Kenyan athletes in his first marathon, an epic race through lion country across the Kenyan plains.
My girls: a lifetime with Carrie and Debbie, Todd Fisher.
In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, occurring less than 24 hours apart. Debbie's only remaining child, Todd Fisher, somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief. In My girls, Todd shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with deeply personal stories from his earliest years to those last unfathomable days.
The Creakers, Tom Fletcher.
What silently waits in the shadows at night? What's under your bed, keeping just out of sight? Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises? Lucy Dungston always did. Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy's town run riot. It's mayhem. It's madness. To most kids, it's amazing! But Lucy wants to find out the truth. Lucy lost her dad not long ago, and she's determined not to lose her mum too. She's going to get her back and nothing is going to stop her, except maybe the Creakers.
Game over, Super Rabbit Boy!, Thomas Flintham.
When King Viking and his evil robot army attack Animal Town, and kidnap Singing Dog, it is up to Super Rabbit Boy, with some help from Sunny and his video game console, to save the day.
Super Rabbit Boy powers up!, Thomas Flintham.
Tired of always losing to Super Rabbit Boy in their video game world, King Viking goes to the Secret Lands to find the Super Power Up that will give him super powers–Super Rabbit Boy must stop him, but first he must make it past goblins, ghosts, and other video dangers.
Super Rabbit Boy vs. Super Rabbit Boss!, Thomas Flintham.
Super Rabbit Boy falls down a pipe and discovers himself in a mirror reality where everyone good is now evil, including his mirror self, Super Rabbit Boss, and he must make friends with King Viking (now one of the good guys) and somehow defeat his alter ego in order to save this world–and somehow find a way back to his own reality.
Super Rabbit racers, Thomas Flintham.
Super Rabbit Boy is racing in the Super Grand Prix car race–but among the other racers is King Viking and his team of cheaters, and they will do anything to win.
China - culture smart! the essential guide to customs & culture., Kathy Flower.
Chapter one: you have the power to change stuff, Daniel Flynn.
The world probably doesn't need another book. And while this object you hold in your hands might look like one, it's so much more. It's an invitation. And it's addressed to you. To inspire you to challenge everything, to remind you that you can turn ideas into reality and to present you the opportunity to be part of bold idea that could change the course of history. Chapter One is the story of three kids from Melbourne, Australia with zero experience in business who had an idea and the crazy belief that we all have the power to change stuff. It started with the World Water Crisis (and how to end it) but has developed into an award-winning consumer goods brand that empowers millions of people to fight poverty with every munch of muesli, sip of water or pump of hand wash. And that's just the beginning. This is the story of epic proportions by Thankyou co-founder Daniel Flynn about Thankyou's gut-wrenching decisions, wild mistakes and daring moves in business, marketing and social enterprise so far. You'll laugh at their boldness, cry at their failings and be inspired by their determination. But more than that, you'll understand that, no matter your walk of life, you too have the power to change stuff.
The Mitch Rapp files, Vince Flynn.
Kill Shot: For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way - bullet by bullet - through a list of the men responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians, including his own girlfriend, in the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing. His next target - a Libyan diplomat - should be easy. Prone to drink and currently in Paris without a bodyguard, Rapp quickly tracks the man down and sends a bullet into his skull while he's sleeping. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes. The door to the hotel room is kicked open and gunfire erupts all around Rapp. When the news breaks that Libya's Oil Minister has been killed along with three innocent civilians and four unidentified men, the French authorities are certain that a wounded gunman is still on the loose in Paris. As the finger-pointing begins, Rapp's handlers have only one choice - deny any responsibility for the incident and race to do damage control. Rapp has become a liability, and he must not be taken alive by the French authorities. But alone in Paris, on the run from the authorities and from his own employers, Mitch Rapp must prepare to fight for his life. Third Option: Mitch Rapp is sent on his final mission But he doesn't know that the ultimate target of this mission is himself. Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, is sent on his final mission, to eliminate a European industrialist who has been selling sensitive equipment to one of terrorism's most notorious sponsors. But he doesn't know that the ultimate target of this mission is himself. Set up by forces within the US who do not want the next Director-elect of the CIA to take over, and therefore need a disaster for the present regime, Mitch refuses to die … the conspirators have made an awful miscalculation. They have enraged one of the most lethal and efficient killers the CIA has ever produced. Now they will pay.
Montana Lawman Rescuer, Linda Ford.
Falling for her protector…After a stagecoach robbery nearly kills her and the small boy she's traveling with, Emily Smith can't remember who she is or where she's going. Lost and with only wisps of her memory, she must rely on the handsome, dark-eyed sheriff who saved her. Jesse Hill protects his heart as fiercely as he protects the small Montana town of Bella Creek. How did Emily's kindness and beauty get past his armour? But Jesse knows well his own tainted past - one that means he could never marry a woman like Emily…even if her love could prove his redemption.
The rancher's surprise triplets, Linda Ford.
Three Little Matchmakers… Rancher Bo Stillwater has no plans of becoming a husband or a father…but he can't turn away from the three babies he finds at the county fair. After leaving the abandoned triplets in the care of the doctor's daughter, Louisa Clark, his duty should be done. So why can't he seem to stay away from the babies and their pretty caregiver? Watching the town's most eligible bachelor with the little trio reawakens Louisa's unmet dreams. She's found satisfaction in spinsterhood and caring for others, convinced that motherhood passed her by. Do she and Bo only work so well together for the children's sakes…or could they both find courage to make this sweet temporary arrangement something truly lasting?
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.
How to read literature like a professor: a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines, Thomas C Foster.
What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface – a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character - and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary text keeps escaping you. In this practical and amusing guide to literature, Thomas C. Foster shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock those hidden truths, and to discover a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just rain. Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, How to Read Literature Like a Professor is the perfect companion for making your reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun.
Unseen things above, Catherine Fox.
Who will be the next bishop of Lindchester? That's what everyone's been asking since bishop Paul Henderson resigned in haste and a whiff of scandal. Unseen Things Above rejoins our friends in the diocese as they address themselves to the labyrinthine process of appointing his replacement. When they aren't arguing about love and marriage, that is. Should Jane renounce her feminist orthodoxy and wed the manly archdeacon? Could Father Ed defy the House of Bishops and marry Neil? And how many hearts will start atrembling when the gorgeous but volatile Freddie May returns to the Cathedral Close? Come, dear reader, and clamber once again onto the liturgical rollercoaster. Travel from Easter to Advent with bishops, archbishops, and all the company of Lindchester. Hang on to your hat as you're whirled through ups and downs and twists of plot. There are unseen things above, all right. But if you manage to open your eyes, the view from the top is glorious.
Conan Doyle for the defence, Margalit Fox.
Just before Christmas 1908, Marion Gilchrist, a wealthy 82-year-old spinster, was found bludgeoned to death in her Glasgow home. A valuable diamond brooch was missing, and police soon fastened on a suspect - Oscar Slater, a Jewish immigrant who was rumoured to have a disreputable character. Slater had an alibi, but was nonetheless convicted and sentenced to death, later commuted to life imprisonment in the notorious Peterhead Prison. Seventeen years later, a convict called William Gordon was released from Peterhead. Concealed in a false tooth was a message, addressed to the only man Slater thought could help him - Arthur Conan Doyle. Always a champion of the downtrodden, Conan Doyle turned his formidable talents to freeing Slater, deploying a forensic mind worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Drawing from original sources including Oscar Slater's prison letters, this is Margalit Fox's vivid and compelling account of one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Scottish history.
A Montana Christmas reunion, Roz Denny Fox.
This isn't the first time Jewell Hyatt let Saxon Conrad go. When they were teens, she broke up with him so he could pursue his country music career. Now, pregnant after their unexpected reunion, Jewell must let Saxon go again. Her heart may object, but she won't hold him back. Music never completed Saxon the way Jewell did…and still does. He's ready to settle down, and a baby on the way makes his decision that much easier. The hardest part is convincing Jewell to give him a chance…
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?
River to redemption., Ann H Gabhart.
Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man who, twelve years later, is being sold by his owners despite his heroic actions. Now nineteen, Adria has never forgotten what Louis did for her. She's determined to find a way to buy Louis's freedom. But in 1840s Kentucky, she'll face an uphill battle.
Look for me, Lisa Gardner.
An utterly absorbing story about troubled families and twisted fates. Detective DD Warren and Flora Dane are in a race against time to save a young girl's life - or bring her to justice. A family home has become a crime scene. Five people are involved: four of them have been savagely murdered; one - a sixteen-year-old girl - is missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case, as is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me.
How to be a heartbreaker, Codi Gary.
The night Sebastian Valentine kissed Ashlynn Marks, the world shook, the heavens sparkled, and she was changed forever… Well, not in the way she expected. After he takes off without a word, an aftermath of betrayal follows Ashlynn even fourteen years later. Only now, Bash is back in town and living next door to her for the summer. But she's not the same naïve girl he left behind. Bash, now one of the hottest actors in Hollywood, never planned to come back to Promise, Idaho, but when he returns to be in his friend's wedding, he decides a place away from the chaos of L.A. is just what he needs. He doesn't expect a welcoming committee, but the cold shoulder he receives is a little harsh, especially from shy, sweet Ashlynn, who had always been the bright spot in his troubled past. Only the confident, beautiful woman is not the girl he remembers. Can Bash mend the mistakes of the past and show Ashlynn he's not the heartbreaker she thinks he is? Or will he be the one to return to Tinseltown broken hearted?
Kiss me, sweetheart, Codi Gary.
The bridesmaids and groomsmen for hire at Sweetheart, California's Something Borrowed have the cure for celebrity wedding headaches. But even a job that's strictly business can lead to the real thing. Rylie Templeton had big dreams, until she quit culinary school to take care of her father and signed on with Something Borrowed. Suddenly years have gone by and she's still a bridesmaid-for-hire, with her idea to open a gourmet bakery on the back burner. Scoring a high-profile wedding could help turn her life around, if only she didn't have to share the spotlight with her co-worker, the insufferable–and undeniably gorgeous–Dustin Kent. Instructed to make it work, Rylie plunges into the wedding festivities with Dustin by her side. If only she could convince him to turn his spectacular charm on someone else! But the enigmatic, reformed playboy has his own ideas about romance, and they all include Rylie. As the nuptials get closer, Rylie realizes that Dustin's wooing is actually working, and that the two of them might make a good team in more ways than one.
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 door.
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…
Once more a family, Lily George.
To bring his daughter home to Texas, widowed rancher Jack Burnett needs a wife. And the well-bred Ada Westmore, his neighbour's niece, will surely meet his father-in-law's approval. Not willing to open his heart again to love, Jack proposes a marriage in name only. But his independent bride proves more intriguing than he expected. Needing to support her sisters after the collapse of their father's fortune, Ada reluctantly agrees to the handsome cowboy's proposal. The transformation from New York belle to prairie wife–and mother–is challenging for the onetime suffragist. But when their little family faces the threat of being torn apart, Ada and Jack must decide whether their marriage of convenience can become a marriage of love.
Go tell the crocodiles: chasing prosperity in Mozambique, Rowan Moore Gerety.
The great derangement: climate change and the unthinkable, Amitav Ghosh.
"Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability–at the level of literature, history, and politics–to grasp the scale and violence of climate change. The extreme nature of today's climate events, Ghosh asserts, makes them peculiarly resistant to contemporary modes of thinking and imagining. This is particularly true of serious literary fiction: hundred-year storms and freakish tornadoes simply feel too improbable for the novel; they are automatically consigned to other genres. In the writing of history, too, the climate crisis has sometimes led to gross simplifications; Ghosh shows that the history of the carbon economy is a tangled global story with many contradictory and counterintuitive elements. Ghosh ends by suggesting that politics, much like literature, has become a matter of personal moral reckoning rather than an arena of collective action. But to limit fiction and politics to individual moral adventure comes at a great cost. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence-a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all cultural forms. His book serves as a great writer's summons to confront the most urgent task of our time."–Dust jacket.
The madness vase: a collection of poetry, Andrea Gibson.
Love does: discover a secretly incredible life in an ordinary world, Bob Goff.
As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. His grades weren't good enough to get into law school, so he sat on a bench outside the Dean's office for seven days until they finally let him enroll. Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world's best-kept secret. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. What follows are paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world's most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob's love takes action. Bob believes Love Does. When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life. And this is one life you don't want to miss. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too.
A touch of flame, Jo Goodman.
Dr. E Ridley Woodhouse is like no physician Ben Madison has ever met–she's a woman. As the newly elected sheriff of Frost Falls, Colorado, Ben is tasked with welcoming Ridley to the community. But while Ben might be tempted by the new doc's charms, getting the town to accept a big-city, female doctor is no easy feat. To earn their trust she'll have to prove herself and Ben determines to help her…even if she's the most stubborn woman he's ever met. When the husband of one of Ridley's patients threatens her, forbidding Ridley from treating his wife or children, all of Ben's protective instincts kick in. Ridley has come to rely on Ben's steady presence and the delicious tension that simmers just below the surface of their easy friendship–but as much as she trusts that his warnings to steer clear of Jeremiah Salt are sincere, she's never been one to back down from a challenge and she refuses to abandon her patient. But sticking to your guns can earn you trouble in the rough terrain of the Wild West and danger threatens Ridley from unexpected places, forcing Ben to confront his deepest fear in order to save the woman he loves.
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.
City of the dead, Sara Gran.
New Orleans, and Vic Willing, Assistant District Attorney for the prosecutors' office, has been missing since Hurricane Katrina hit. Called in from San Francisco is Claire DeWitt, a detective whose expertise and methods derive from some unique sources. What Claire discovers takes us into the heart of the crime-ravaged, deeply wounded city, where those who can afford it live behind fences and those who can't are slain daily on the streets. And it's there she discovers that the only thing worse than an unsolved case, maybe, is a solved one.
Claire DeWitt and the bohemian highway, Sara Gran.
When Paul Casablancas, Claire DeWitt's musician ex-boyfriend, is found dead in his Mission District home, the police are convinced it's a simple robbery. But Claire knows nothing is ever simple. With the help of her new assistant, Claude, Claire follows the clues, finding hints to Paul's fate in her other cases–especially that of a missing girl in the gritty 1980s East Village and a modern-day miniature horse theft in Marin.
I, Claudius: from the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Emperor of the Romans, born BC 10, murdered and deified AD 54, Robert Graves.
The emperor Claudius tells of his life during the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and Caligula and the events that led to his rise to power in a classic novel reconstructing ancient Rome.
Lanark: a life in four books, Alasdair Gray.
Light warrior: the spiritual power of fierce love, Kyle Gray.
Light Worker is anyone who has heard an internal call to make a difference. A Light Warrior is the soul who acts upon that call. Light Warrior is a manual for those who have seen the signs and are ready to take action. It is for those who are aware of their spiritual gifts and want to take their practice further…yet may be feeling sensitive, powerless and fearful of the unknown. This book aims to help genuinely gifted people overcome the fears that stop them from fulfilling their heart's desire and developing their talents.
A refuge assured, Jocelyn Green.
Lacemaker Vivienne Rivard never imagined her craft could threaten her life. Yet in revolutionary France, it is a death sentence when the nobility, and those associated with them, are forced to the guillotine. Vivienne flees to Philadelphia but finds the same dangers lurking in the French Quarter, as revolutionary sympathizers threaten the life of a young boy left in her care, who some suspect to be the Dauphin. Can the French settlement, Azilum, offer permanent refuge? Militiaman Liam Delaney proudly served in the American Revolution, but now that the new government has imposed an oppressive tax that impacts his family, he barely recognizes the democracy he fought for. He wants only to cultivate the land of his hard-won farm near Azilum, but soon finds himself drawn into the escalating tension of the Whiskey Rebellion. When he meets a beautiful young Frenchwoman recently arrived from Paris, they will be drawn together in surprising ways to fight for the peace and safety for which they long.
Nodding off: the science of sleep from cradle to grave, Alice Gregory.
Sleep is vital to the way we learn, remember and forget, to how we feel about family and partners, our wellbeing, and our mental and physical health. It is essential for life itself. In Nodding Off, renowned sleep researcher Alice Gregory explores every aspect of sleep, from the different stages of sleep and how our sleeping patterns change throughout our lives, to what happens when things go wrong and getting some shut-eye becomes more of a trial than a pleasure. Using cutting-edge findings in the field, Gregory tackles the big questions, such as: How do things that happen before we are even born affect our sleep? What sleep problems should raise a red flag in children? How do genes influence the way we sleep? What are the consequences of sleep problems in the elderly? Why are scientists turning to sleep disorders such as sleep paralysis to try to understand paranormal experiences? Most of us spend a large portion of our lives asleep without ever thinking about why we do this. Nodding Off lifts the lid on this mysterious and universal past time. It examines all of the biggest sleep secrets, and Professor Gregory provides solutions to some of the common sleep problems that people suffer throughout their lives.
It's all about the duke, Amelia Grey.
Nearing thirty, the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager that caused him and his best friends such scandal–but taking on a ward who needs a husband is a feat he's not sure he can manage. The last he saw of Miss Marlena Fast she was a spirited little ruffian, not the sort of bride most bachelors on the marriage mart sought. But one glance at the lovely lady she has become is enough to convince him otherwise… Orphaned young and shuffled from family to family, Marlena counts on her fierce independence and quick wits to keep herself content. Being the responsibility of a notoriously wicked duke who upended so many lives is an unexpected challenge when she realizes he arouses her decidedly feminine desires. Marlena must be careful. She has herown scandalous secret to protect. If he finds out, will it shatter her chances of a happily-ever-after with the notorious rake?
In search of Schr?dinger'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 Schrodinger'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.
Flash: the haunting of Barry Allen, Clay Griffith.
Speeding through Central City, Barry Allen is met with a startling sight-the Flash, older, battered, and badly injured. Before he can speak, the doppelganger is gone. Then Barry begins experiencing glitches in his powers-moments that leave him ghostly and immobile in the middle of missions. When a group of his enemies-including Pied Piper, Weather Wizard, and Peekaboo-chooses this time to launch a new assault, the Flash seeks help from his most trusted ally. Oliver Queen - the Arrow.
The monsters of Templeton, Lauren Groff.
In the wake of a wildly disastrous affair with her married archaeology professor, Willie Upton arrives on the doorstep of her ancestral home in storybook Templeton, New York, looking to hide in the one place to which she swore she'd never come back. As soon as she arrives, though, a prehistoric monster surfaces in Lake Glimmerglass, changing the very fabric of the town. What's more, Willie's hippie-turned-born-again-Baptist mother, Vi, tells her a secret she's been hiding for nearly thirty years: that Willie's father wasn't the random man from a free-love commune that Vi had led her to imagine, but someone else entirely. Someone from this very town. As Willie puts her archaeological skills to work digging for the truth about her lineage, she discovers that the secrets of her family run deep when past and present blur, dark mysteries come to light, and the shocking truth about more than one monster is revealed.
Curse of the harvester, Greg Grunberg.
"Ben and Jake are back for more. With the Dream Jumper business making them some serious money, all seems to be going great. But Ben is put to the test in a way in he never saw coming when a new and formidable foe invades his nightmares. With Jake backing him up and a mysterious newcomer in the Dream World, Ben may have a chance to overcome this new evil. He just has to keep his friends safe long enough to figure out how!"– Provided by publisher.
Dream Jumper. Book one, Nightmare escape, Greg Grunberg.
Ben has a gift. He can jump into other people's dreams. So when his classmates start falling victim to an evil dream monster he knows he has to do something. But can he get to them in time? With help from a mysterious companion, Ben just might be able to defeat the monster and save his friends … if he can harness the power within.
A week in the life of Cassandra Aberline, Glenda Guest.
After forty-five years in Sydney, Cassandra Aberline returns to her home town in the Western Australian wheat belt in the same way she left - on the Indian Pacific train. As they cross the emptiness of the vast Australian inland, Cassie travels back through her memories, too, frightened that she's about to lose them forever - and with them, her last chance to answer the question that has haunted her almost all her life.
My life in orange: growing up with the guru, Tim Guest.
In 1981 Tim Guest was taken by his mother to a commune in a small village in Suffolk. It was modelled on the teachings of the famous Indian "guru", Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, who preached an eclectic doctrine of Eastern mysticism, chaotic therapy and sexual freedom. Both were given Sanskrit names, dressed entirely in orange and instructed to completely abandon their former identities. Tim - or Yogesh, as he was now known - spent the rest of his childhood in Bhagwan's various communes in England, Oregon, Pune and Cologne. While his mother meditated, chanted and ran therapy groups, Yogesh lived a life of unsupervised freedom, occasionally catching glimpses of the strange behaviour of the adults around him. In 1985 the movement collapsed after Bhagwan's arrest and Yogesh was once again Tim, about to start life at a secondary school in North London, alone with the secret of his extraordinary childhood. In his first book, now in a new edition, Guest describes the other-worldly experience of growing up in an environment of unsupervised freedom and often disturbing adult behaviour.
Friendship: the joy of connection, Anthony Gunn.
Why have friends? Research shows that having great friendships means people are healthier, happier and live longer than those who are socially isolated. Friendship: The joy of connection shows you how important friends are for a fulfilled and happy life. Anthony Gunn gives tips and suggestions on how to improve your social relationships, how to become more confident in social situations, how to avoid traps that jeopardise friendships, and how to recognise unhealthy friendships and identify behavioural patterns that prevent you from making the most of your social connections. He inspires you to step out of your comfort zone to invest time in friendship, make new friends, improve existing friendships and challenge yourself to overcome habits that negatively impact on your friends, family and yourself.
Mr. Will needs to chill!, Dan Gutman.
In this eleventh book in the My Weirdest School series, local ice-cream man Mr. Will is bringing delicious treats to Ella Mentry School! But Dr. Carbles has banned desserts forever and will stop at nothing to ensure that no one breaks the rules. Will A.J. and the gang ever get to enjoy the sweet taste of a push-up pop again?!
Knowledge and human interests, Jürgen Habermas.
Habermas describes Knowledge and Human Interests as an attempt to reconstruct the prehistory of modern positivism with the intention of analysing the connections between knowledge and human interests. Convinced of the increasing historical and social importance of the natural and behavioural sciences, Habermas makes clear how crucial it is to understand the central meanings and justifications of these sciences. He argues that for too long the relationship between philosophy and science has been distorted. In this extraordinarily wide-ranging book, Habermas examines the principal positions of modern philosophy – Kantianism, Marxism, positivism, pragmatism, hermeneutics, the philosophy of science, linguistic philosophy and phenomenology – to lay bare the structure of the processes of enquiry that determine the meaning and the validity of all our statements which claim objectivity. This edition contains a postscript written by Habermas for the second German edition of Knowledge and Human Interests.
Notes on a nervous planet., Matt Haig.
The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. – How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? – How do we stay human in a technological world? – How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious? After experiencing years of anxiety and panic attacks, these questions became urgent matters of life and death for Matt Haig. And he began to look for the link between what he felt and the world around him. Notes on a Nervous Planet is a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the 21st century.
Fuzzy takes charge, Bruce Hale.
Class 5B has a substitute teacher – and he's the worst! Fuzzy might just be 5B's pet guinea pig, but he will not stand by while his kids suffer. With the help of the Class Pets Club, Fuzzy is going to drive the terrible sub out of town … or lose his whiskers trying!
Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand.
From the award-winning author of Waking the Moon, a short novel of unexpected terror. When the young members of a British acid-folk band are compelled by their manager to record their unique music, they hole up at Wylding Hall, an ancient country house with dark secrets. There they record Wylding Hall, the album that will make their reputation, but at a terrifying cost: Julian Blake, the group's lead singer, disappears within the mansion and is never seen or heard from again. Now, years later, the surviving musicians, along with their friends and lovers – including a psychic, a photographer, and the band's manager – meet with a young documentary filmmaker to tell their own versions of what happened that summer. But whose story is true? And what really happened to Julian Blake?
The unexpected gift, Irene Hannon.
When city girl Morgan Williams arrived in Seaside, Maine, on Christmas Eve, to claim the cottage she'd inherited, she came face-to-face with the handsomest man she'd ever seen. But looks weren't the only thing that Grant Kincaid had to offer. And when he enlisted Morgan's help to raise money for Good Shepherd Camp for troubled kids, she realized there were more important things in life than expensive cars and fancy clothes. Soon Morgan was yearning for a different life … one that included faith and a strong, steadfast Grant by her side.
Great at work: how top performers do less, work better, and achieve more, Morten T Hansen.
Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Now, after a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his "Seven Work Smarter Practices" that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance. Each of Hansen's seven practices is highlighted by inspiring stories from individuals in his comprehensive study. You'll meet a high school principal who engineered a dramatic turnaround of his failing high school; a rural Indian farmer determined to establish a better way of life for women in his village; and a sushi chef, whose simple preparation has led to his restaurant (tucked away under a Tokyo subway station underpass) being awarded the maximum of three Michelin stars. Hansen also explains how the way Alfred Hitchcock filmed Psycho and the 1911 race to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole both illustrate the use of his seven practices (even before they were identified). Each chapter contains questions and key insights to allow you to assess your own performance and figure out your work strengths, as well as your weaknesses. Once you understand your individual style, there are mini-quizzes, questionnaires, and clear tips to assist you focus on a strategy to become a more productive worker. Extensive, accessible, and friendly, Great at Work will help you achieve more by working less, backed by unprecedented statistical analysis.
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.
A tribe called bliss: break through superficial friendships, create real connections, reach your highest potential, Lori Harder.
Lori Harder bridges the gap between inspiration and action, providing a lasting resource for positive change and a guidebook for establishing a support tribe. This practical book is for the growing audience of women seeking the sisterhood and connection they crave so much. It encourages readers to examine life on a micro level, and Lori provides lessons and contextual self-work exercises on how to develop the kind of awareness of the present moment that is the key to a lifetime of blissful happiness.
Her pretty face, Robyn Harding.
Frances Metcalfe is struggling to stay afloat. A stay-at-home mum whose troubled son is her full-time job, she thought that the day he got accepted into the elite Forrester Academy would be the day she started living her life. Overweight, insecure, and lonely, she is desperate to fit into Forrester's world. But after a disturbing incident at the school leads the other children and their families to ostracize the Metcalfes, she feels more alone than ever before. Until she meets Kate Randolph. Kate is everything Frances is not: beautiful, wealthy, powerful, and confident. And for some reason, she's not interested in being friends with any of the other Forrester mums–only Frances. As the two bond over their disdain of the Forrester snobs and the fierce love they have for their sons, a startling secret threatens to tear them apart…because one of these women is not who she seems. Her real name is Amber Kunik. And she's a murderer. In her masterful second novel, Robyn Harding spins a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal. Can people ever change? And even if they can, is it possible to forgive the past?
The party: one invitation, a lifetime of regrets, Robyn Harding.
Sweet sixteen. It's a coming of age, a milestone, a rite of passage. Of course Jeff and Kim Sanders would throw a party for their daughter, Hannah. She was a good kid with good grades and nice friends. And it wasn't a big, indulgent affair. It was just four girls coming over for pizza and cake, movies and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong? But things did go wrong, horrifically wrong. When a tragic accident leaves one of the young guests disfigured, Jeff and Kim's flawless life in a wealthy San Francisco suburb begins to unravel. The injured girl's mother, Lisa, files a lawsuit that turns friends into enemies, reveals dark secrets in the Sanders' marriage, and exposes the truth about their perfect daughter, Hannah. Lisa's determination to make the Sanders pay stems from a fierce love for her only child and Lisa's own dark and damaged past. At school, Hannah must deal with the ugly aftermath as her peers turn on the victim, and she struggles to maintain her social standing while heeding her moral compass. Her popular best friend, Lauren, is losing herself to drugs, alcohol, and a relationship with an inappropriate older man. Then a shocking, horrifying act of desperation rocks their upscale world and brings everything to a halt. And no one's life will ever be the same.
Warrior of Woden, Matthew Harffy.
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.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, Guy Hart-Davis.
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something, and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 140 iPhone tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on the iPhone in no time.
MacBook, Guy Hart-Davis.
MacBook is your ultimate guide to getting up and running quickly with your new MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air! Whether you're new to computers or transitioning from a PC, this graphics-heavy guide will show you everything you need to know to get the most out of your new laptop. Clear, step-by-step instructions walk you through each task, with screenshots that help you follow along with confidence. You'll learn how to manage files, work with macOS software, organize photos and media, set up email, access the internet, and adjust settings and preferences to make your MacBook work the way you work. You'll also explore the features that bring computing to a whole new level, including iCloud, FaceTime, the App Store, and so much more!
The love letter, Rachel Hauck.
With the colonies at war and his country divided, Hamilton Lightfoot must choose sides: Fight for the British Crown or for the Independence of America. But after witnessing the death of his family at the hands of redcoats, he fears he'll fight for revenge instead of honour. On the verge of a great battle, he pens a letter to Esther, the woman he loves. Esther Longfellow is in love with Hamilton, but her father is a loyalist, living in upcountry South Carolina and working for a wealthy British lord. When the Revolutionary War comes to her doorstep she is forced to choose between devotion to her father and her love for Hamilton. Chloe Daschle is the daughter of Hollywood royalty–a great director and an Oscar-winning actress. Yet her career has taken an unexpected turn: She's the queen of death scenes. Trying to break out, she accepts a supporting role in a revolutionary war film. But she longs for the perfect role and the perfect real-life romance. Does happily ever after only exist in the movies? After a life-changing tragedy, MIT graduate Jesse Gates decides to leave his life behind and move to LA to try his hand at acting and screenwriting. When he finds a page from one of his ancestor's letters, he becomes consumed with the love he finds there. Determined to help his grandfather find happiness at the end of his life, Jesse writes and sells a screenplay based on the events surrounding the lost love of previous generations. When Jesse meets the woman he has cast to play Esther Longfellow–his grandfather's one true love–the stories of all four collide across time and space. The love letter from the past might have more power to affect the future than any of them could have imagined.
A bride to redeem him, Charlotte Hawkes.
Redeeming his reputation, with a diamond ring. Louis Delaroche is world-renowned for his surgical skills - as well as his seduction skills. He's happy to let his Lothario reputation precede him, until it threatens to cut him off from his family's charity foundation. Now Louis has only one choice if he is to redeem himself - get married. Warm-hearted anaesthetist Alex Vardy is the perfect bride. But soon their fake kisses for the cameras start to feel sensationally real.
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.
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.
Star Wars maker lab: 20 craft and science projects, Liz Lee Heinecke.
Ever wanted to move things without touching them like a Jedi can? Or grow your own kyber crystal? Or maybe explode a balloon with a beam of energy, just like the Death Star? Now you can! With 20 amazing projects, Star WarsTM Maker Lab teaches your budding Padawan how to become a Master of science, in both the real world and the Star Wars galaxy. Using clear step-by-step instructions, the book guides home scientists and makers through each exciting experiment - from making Jabba's gooey slime or a hovering landspeeder, to an Ewok catapult and a glowing Gungan Globe of Peace. Each project has fact-filled panels to explain the real-world science as well as the Star Wars science fiction from the movies. With projects that are out of this world, this fantastic Star Wars book can keep children entertained for hours, making use of many household items such as cardboard tubes, baking soda, straws, balloons, and food colouring. There is also plenty to keep more adventurous scientists enthralled, with instructions to create your own bristlebot mouse droid, lightsaber duel, and Mustafar volcano. Star Wars Maker Lab supports STREAM topics and helps children to learn the basics of science by traveling through the Star Wars galaxy. May the (static) force be with you!
How to make jewellery: easy techniques and over 25 great projects, Mary Helt.
A collection of 25 projects to make your very own hand-crafted jewellery, from simple makes like necklaces and beaded bracelets to more challenging projects such as gemstone rings and earrings. Each project is carefully explained with clear instructions and illustrated diagrams so you can start creating your own jewellery today.
Am I doing this right?: life lessons from the encyclopedia Bri-Tanya., Tanya Hennessy.
An honest, hilarious, and incredibly relatable A-Z guide to adulting from one of Australia's most loved entertainers and radio presenters. Tanya Hennessy can't tell the time on an analogue clock, was once employed as a stilt-walker and still sleeps with Morris, her childhood teddy bear, so naturally, she is the most qualified person to write a guidebook for growing up. Am I Doing This Right? is an encyclopaedia of life lessons that Tanya has learned so that you don't have to. From A is for Awkward, to B is for Bodies, right through to V is for Viral and Z is for, well, ZZZZ, Tanya has compiled an entire alphabet full of hilarious, horrible, humbling and happy experiences that will make you laugh, cry and ultimately leave you feeling less alone in this complicated world.
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.
Dispatches, Michael Herr.
The nix, Nathan Hill.
An epic novel about a son, the mother who left him as a child, and how his search to uncover the secrets of her life leads him to reclaim his own.
Broken glass, John Hindmarsh.
What can one man do to recover his home? A small planet, its wealth hidden - or so they thought; peaceful, although its inhabitants are prepared to fight for what is theirs–they call it Homeworld. A traitor helps a rival house in its attempt to capture the planet. The ruling family fights back and all but one are captured. Steg de Coeur, directed by The Glass Complex, an ancient and self-aware computer complex, flees the planet. He gradually learns of his ability to communicate with computers, friendly, hostile, or alien. But he must ignore the siren songs of the stars. He is pursued by false warrants and traitorous Imperial forces. Their objective–his death. His objective–revenge.
Mark Two, John Hindmarsh.
Mark Two continues the story commenced in Mark One, with a young genetically engineered Mark Midway, FBI Special Agent MayAnn Freewell, and the mysterious Archimedes Schmidt who reports directly to the President. Mark–whose only desire is to be normal–shoots and kills two would-be kidnappers and discovers his search for peace again will elude him. Mark needs to survive. All he wants is a normal life. Schmidt works with FBI Special Agent Freewell to investigate a secret organization–Cerberus–which is infiltrating the FBI, the US Army, and other government departments with genetically engineered soldiers. As Schmidt attempts to take control of Cerberus, he discovers his personal relationships are not as reliable as he thought. Mark Two continues the page-turning momentum of Mark One to a terrifying climax; it is a fast-moving, finely plotted thriller that will keep you reading.
Love, poverty and war: journeys and essays., Christopher Hitchens.
"I did not, I wish to state, become a journalist because there was no other 'profession' that would have me. I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information." Love, Poverty and War: Journeys and Essays showcases the Hitchens' rejection of consensus and cliché, whether he's reporting from abroad in Indonesia, Kurdistan, Iraq, North Korea, or Cuba, or when his pen is targeted mercilessly at the likes of William Clinton, Mother Theresa ("a fanatic, a fundamentalist and a fraud"), the Dalai Lama, Noam Chomsky, Mel Gibson and Michael Bloomberg. Hitchens.
The kiss quotient, Helen Hoang.
A heart-warming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there's not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick. Stella Lane thinks maths is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old. It doesn't help that Stella has Asperger's and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can't afford to turn down Stella's offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position… Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but crave all of the other things he's making her feel. Their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic.
In dust and ashes, Anne Holt.
"In 2001, three year old Dina is killed in a tragic car accident. Not long thereafter Dina's mother dies under mysterious circumstances, and Dina's father Jonas is convicted of her murder. In 2016, the cold case ends up on the desk of Detective Henrik Holme, who tries to convince his mentor Hanne Wilhelmsen that the father might have been wrongly convicted. Holme and Wilhelmsen discover that the case could be connected to the suicide of an eccentric blogger as well as the kidnapping of the grandson of a EuroJackpot millionaire."–Publisher's description.
What dark clouds hide, Anne Holt.
Hold back the dark, Kay Hooper.
Madness has taken hold of Prosperity, North Carolina. Residents are killing one another, as if in a dream, and waking up with no memory of the monstrous acts they've committed–or why. As the death toll climbs, the local sheriff's department is further rocked by a murder carried out by one of their own. Deputy Katie Cole knows that whatever monster is afoot is beyond her scope…The Special Crimes Unit is called in for their specific brand of investigation. It will take all their training, all their experience, and every extra sense they can call on to get to the bottom of things in Prosperity. And as a dark pattern begins to emerge, even the most experienced and hardened SCU agents have to wonder if this is beyond their understanding.
Extreme cuisine: the weird & wonderful foods that people eat, Jerry Hopkins.
Sit down for a meal with the locals on six continents - what they eat may surprise you. "Extreme Cuisine" examines eating habits across the global neighbourhood, showing once and for all that road kill for one culture is restaurant fare for another! "I could not have written "A Cook's Tour" without this book. There is so much I would have missed. And experience has shown me that no matter how frightening a dish may look on the page, in front of you, on the table, with a proud host watching your first tasting–and the accompaniment of much local beverage, it's almost always worth the ride. For truly–how bad can it be? "So dig in. Enjoy. Eat without fear or prejudice, secure in the knowledge that millions of people have been enjoying this fare for centuries without ill effect. Get away from your hotel dining room–and the tourist terror-domes and range wild and free. Eat. Eat adventurously. Miss nothing. It's all here in these pages."
The plague forge., Jason M Hough.
After discovering the first key in the wreckage of a crashed Builder ship, Skyler Luiken and his crew follow the migrating aura towers in search of the four remaining relics. But time is running out: the team learn that the next Builder event will be the last, and one of the objects has already fallen into dangerous hands … Will the survivors finally reveal the Builders' plan?
Glamorous powers, Susan Howatch.
Jon Darrow is a man who has played many parts. He has been a shady faith-healer, a dedicated naval chaplain, a passionate husband, an awkward father, a tormented widower and finally an Anglo-Catholic monk. In 1940, whe when the novel opens, he returns to the world beyond the cloister, to serve God as a priest. He is tempted by the situations he encounters and he find that not only is his future as a priest threatened but also his happiness with the woman he has come to love.
Warriors, Erin Hunter.
Erin Hunter's #1 bestselling Warriors series continues in A Vision of Shadows #5: River of Fire. StarClan's prophecy has been fulfilled, and the long-lost SkyClan has returned to its rightful place among the other four warrior Clans. Many cats believe the danger is past. But after moons of division and strife, ShadowClan is in danger of falling apart forever … Full of epic adventure and thrilling intrigue, this fifth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world-while for dedicated fans, it's a long-awaited return to the era of Bramblestar's ThunderClan, after the events of Omen of the Stars.
A defense of honor, Kristi Ann Hunter.
When Katherine "Kit" FitzGilbert turned her back on London society more than a decade ago, she determined never to set foot in a ballroom again. But when business takes her to London and she's forced to run for her life, she stumbles upon not only a glamorous ballroom but also Graham, Lord Wharton. What should have been a chance encounter becomes much more as Graham embarks on a search for his friend's missing sister and is convinced Kit knows more about the girl than she's telling. After meeting Graham, Kit finds herself wishing things could have been different for the first time in her life, but what she wants can't matter. Long ago, she dedicated herself to helping women escape the same scorn that drove her from London and raising the innocent children caught in the crossfire. And as much as she desperately wishes to tell Graham everything, revealing the truth isn't worth putting him and everyone she loves in danger.
Blood requiem, Christopher B Husberg.
The Nine Daemons are on the rise. Once believed dead and gone, Daemons have found a way back into the world. But the only people who can withstand their assault are spread across the face of the Sfaera. Free at last from the influence of assassins and emperors alike, the psimancer Winter sails back to her hometown–only to find a new trouble stirring. Meanwhile, the heretic sisters Jane and Cinzia Oden are beset by supernatural attacks. And soon their allies, the vampire-girl Astrid and the former assassin Knot, must face the terrifying Black Matron. As new battles are fought, the Daemons creep ever closer to freedom, and the legend of the Chaos Queen may soon be made anew.
How to understand your gender: a practical guide for exploring who you are, Alex Iantaffi.
Have you ever questioned your own gender identity? Do you know somebody who is transgender or who identifies as non-binary? Do you ever feel confused when people talk about gender diversity? This down-to-earth guide is for anybody who wants to know more about gender, from its biology, history and sociology, to how it plays a role in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, partners and strangers. It looks at practical ways people can express their own gender, and will help you to understand people whose gender might be different from your own. With activities and points for reflection throughout, this book will help people of all genders engage with gender diversity and explore the ideas in the book in relation to their own lived experiences.
The innovators: how a group of hackers, geniuses and geeks created the digital revolution, Walter Isaacson.
The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really works. What talents allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their disruptive ideas into realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his exciting saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He then explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so creative. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity and teamwork, this book shows how they actually happen.
Hardcastle's collector, Graham Ison.
Detective Inspector Hardcastle ruffles feathers in a sleepy Hampshire village, when he investigates the murder of a local girl in August 1917. The head of the CID at Scotland Yard sends Divisional Detective Inspector Ernest Hardcastle and Detective Sergeant Charles Marriott of the Whitehall Division of the Metropolitan Police to a small Hampshire village, to investigate the murder of a local girl. For once, Hardcastle has plenty of suspects. Was the murderer one of Daisy Salter's many suitors? Was it the shifty individual who left the local pub and disappeared the moment he saw Hardcastle? Or could it have been Daisy's own father? In an entirely different world from London, Hardcastle is forced to adapt to the slower pace of country life, and he soon finds he is ruffling feathers as he carries out his investigations in his own inimitable fashion.
Peace comes to Honeyfield., Anna Jacobs.
Armistice Day, London, 1918. Fiercely independent Georgie is tired of being told what's best for her by men. When she defies her father's wishes by going out into the peace festivities, she tries to help a woman being attacked and encounters Patrick, a gallant wounded ex-soldier looking for a new calling now that the fighting is done. But the war isn't over for everybody. Enemy forces have infiltrated the bureau and sent her father into hiding. And they are coming for her too. Georgie knows there's only one place where she'll be safe: Honeyfield. But there are traitors in the bureau and she doesn't know who she can trust. With Patrick in charge of her security detail, can she get to Honeyfield before her father's enemies find her? And will she be reunited with her father, the only family she has left?
Boardwalk summer: a novel, Meredith Jaeger.
Two young women two generations apart discover the joy and heartbreak of following their dreams. Aspiring Hollywood actress Violet makes a shocking choice in 1940, and seventy years later, Mari sets out to discover what happened on that long ago summer. Santa Cruz, Summer 1940: When auburn-haired Violet Harcourt is crowned Miss California on the boardwalk of her hometown, she knows she is one step closer to her cherished dream: a Hollywood screen test. But Violet's victory comes with a price–discord in her seemingly perfect marriage–and she grapples with how much more she is willing to pay. Summer 2007: Single mother Marisol Cruz lives with her parents in the charming beach cottage that belonged to her grandfather, Ricardo, once a famed performer on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Drawn to the town's local history and the quaint gazebo where her grandparents danced beneath the stars, Mari sells raffle tickets at the Beach Boardwalk Centennial Celebration, and meets Jason, a California transplant from Chicago. When Mari discovers the obituary of Violet Harcourt, a beauty queen who died too young, she and Jason are sent on a journey together that will uncover her grandfather's lifelong secret–his connection to Violet–a story of tragedy and courage that will forever transform them.
The defining decade: why your twenties matter and how to make the most of them now, Meg Jay.
Contemporary culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Clinical psychologist Dr Meg Jay argues that this could not be further from the truth. In fact, your twenties are the most defining decade of adulthood. The Defining Decade weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with real-life stories to show us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood. Smart, compassionate and constructive, The Defining Decade is a practical guide to making the most of the years we cannot afford to miss.
The single dad's family recipe, Rachael Johns.
Recipe for disaster? Or second chance? Take one single dad working night and day to open his hot new restaurant. Mix in his irresistible new hire–a woman with a secret looking for a fresh start. Simmer until a kiss leads to a clandestine affair that plunges Lachlan McKinnel and Eliza Coleman from the frying pan right into the fire!
The dream-quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson.
Kij Johnson's haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman's life. Vellitt's quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft's work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt's quest. A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading.
The fourth trimester: a postpartum guide to healing your body, balancing your emotions, and restoring your vitality, Kimberly Ann Johnson.
A holistic, practical guide to help support women through post-partum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels. Pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum offer women some of the most emotionally enriching and satisfying experiences of their life. But many women entering motherhood are shocked at their lack of preparation or awareness about what that actually means for their bodies, minds, spirits, and relationships. Kimberly Johnson, a doula, post-partum recovery expert, and yoga instructor has created a wise and supportive illustrated guide that offers women a roadmap to this very important transition that can last a few months–or even a few years. She draws from her vast professional experience, as well as her own personal experience, and also a number of disciplines including Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, yoga, herbal medicine, energetics, and traditional (folk) remedies, among others, to create a truly rich and holistic guide. The book offers advice for pregnant women on how to prepare their body for birth; how to organize themselves and their households for the best possible transition to motherhood; simple practices to facilitate healing and restore energy; and how to strengthen relationships and aid the return to sex. Johnson also explores the complex and often conflicting emotions that arise post-partum, and explores the profound nature of childbirth and new motherhood. She helps women contextualize their experience and tap into the spiritual opportunities it can provide.
A knight there was, Mary Ellen Johnson.
Following the return of the Black Death, Margery Watson nurses Golden Knight Matthew Hart back from his war wounds. A bond deepening between them, Matthew, who refuses to marry so his younger brother may inherit all, begs Margery to openly live with him. Margery agrees. Like her grandmother before her, she will risk all for love. But betrayal leaves Margery the wife of a wealthy goldsmith, who trades on her family name, ranked among England's oldest, while Margery and Matthew foolishly believe that time, distance and heartbreak will be enough to keep them forever apart.
The lion and the leopard, Mary Ellen Johnson.
Maria wishes to be a dutiful wife, a task which should prove easy. She's eloped with Phillip Rendell, the knight about whom minstrels sing, and who saved the life of Edward II's half-brother, Richard of Sussex, at the Battle of Bannockburn. But Phillip will not happily settle as husband and lord of Fordwich Castle, and Maria fears he bears the mark of Cain, always seeking something more, something just beyond his reach. And while Maria still desperately loves her restless husband, she is also drawn to the powerful man he saved, and he to her.
Within a forest dark, Mary Ellen Johnson.
His belief in the Perfection of Knighthood challenged by battlefield atrocities, Matthew Hart returns to London, wishing to reunite with his first love, Margery Watson. Her cruel husband now dead, Margery is a wealthy widow with no intention of returning to the bonds of marriage. But she cannot turn away her once Golden Knight, no matter the depth of innocent blood he spilled in the name of honour and duty. As Matthew forces himself to fulfill feudal obligations, and Margery's unrest turns treasonous, the forces of king and kingdom may prove the lovers' ultimate undoing.
High bonnet: a novel of epicurean adventures, Idwal Jones.
The chef's towering white toque, the high bonnet, is the mark of achievement to which every young sauce-stirrer aspires. Idwal Jones's urbane novel follows the young provincial Jean as he attempts to master culinary art at the hands of Paris's most distinguished chefs. Jean will win his high bonnet and the royal bearing that accompanies it - but not until he's had many outrageous adventures, in the kitchen and out. High Bonnet is a sly send-up of the seething politics, subtle artistry, and enslavement to the palate that constitute life behind the kitchen's swinging doors.
Dark territory: the secret history of cyber war, Fred M Kaplan.
As cyber-attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers displace terrorists on the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan. Kaplan probes the inner corridors of the National Security Agency, the beyond-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, the "information warfare" squads of the military services, and the national security debates in the White House, to tell this never-before-told story of the officers, policymakers, scientists, and spies who devised this new form of warfare and who have been planning-and (more often than people know) fighting-these wars for decades. From the 1991 Gulf War to conflicts in Haiti, Serbia, Syria, the former Soviet republics, Iraq, and Iran, where cyber warfare played a significant role, Dark Territory chronicles, in fascinating detail, a little-known past that shines an unsettling light on our future.
The gallery of unfinished girls, Lauren Karcz.
Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn't been able to paint anything worthwhile in the past year. Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is in a coma. Or the fact that Mercedes is in love with her best friend, Victoria, but is too afraid to admit her true feelings. Despite Mercedes's creative block, art starts to show up in unexpected ways. A piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate. At the Estate, Mercedes can create in ways she hasn't ever before. But Mercedes can't take anything out of the Estate, including her new-found clarity. Mercedes can't live both lives forever, and ultimately she must choose between this perfect world of art and truth and a much messier reality.
The Liars' Club: a memoir, Mary Karr.
Mary Karr grew up in a swampy East Texas refinery town in a volatile and defiantly loving family. In this funny, devastating, haunting memoir and with a raw and oftenpainful honesty, she looks back at life with a painter mother, seven times married, whose outlaw spirit could tip over into psychosis, and a hard-drinking, fist-swinging father who liked nothing better than to spin tales with his cronies at the Liars' Club.
A daddy for her triplets, Deb Kastner.
Clint Daniels knows he is nobody's sweetheart. The rugged mountain guide has lived most of his life alone, and with his heartbreaking past, he can't imagine a domestic future with anyone. Especially not a warm and graceful widow like Olivia Barlow. But when her three towheaded little boys approach him at the Lone Star Cowboy League's annual Valentine's dance, he finds it impossible to turn them away. Clint isn't prepared to be a father, but these boys draw out his paternal side. And somehow, vulnerable Olivia and her children begin to make the cowboy suspect their wary hearts might actually be a perfect match.
The doctor's Texas baby, Deb Kastner.
When Carolina Mason shows up in Haven, Texas, after a three-year absence, no one is more surprised than town veterinarian Wyatt Harrow. Especially when he sees Carolina's two-year-old son, Matty. Their son. How could she have kept his child a secret? Carolina doesn't deny the boy is his. She thought she was doing what was best for everyone when she left, but she realises she was wrong. Though Wyatt is eager to make up for lost time with Matty, Carolina's not so sure that extends to her. Can these former sweethearts navigate their complicated past to make a family for their son?
The hunger, Alma Katsu.
After having travelled west for weeks, the party of pioneers comes to a crossroads. It is time for their leader, George Donner, to make a choice. They face two diverging paths which lead to the same destination. One is well-documented, the other untested, but rumoured to be shorter. Donner's decision will shape the lives of everyone travelling with him. The searing heat of the desert gives way to biting winds and a bitter cold that freezes the cattle where they stand. Driven to the brink of madness, the ill-fated group struggles to survive and minor disagreements turn into violent confrontations. Then the children begin to disappear. As the survivors turn against each other, a few begin to realise that the threat they face reaches beyond the fury of the natural elements, to something more primal and far more deadly.
Bluestone & vine, Donna Kauffman.
Pippa MacMillan is a legend on the Irish folk music scene. But when her voice requires a time-out, she's left wondering how - and where - to find happiness in the silence… Seeking answers, Pippa leaves Ireland in favor of a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Turns out lovely Blue Hollow Falls is the perfect place to heal - and solitary Seth Brogan is the surprisingly perfect host. After all, Seth is beginning again too: turning his renovated stone barn and beautiful hillside into a vineyard is the start of a whole new life for the former Special Forces soldier. Only Mother Nature keeps thwarting both their plans, leaving Pippa snowbound with unsettling thoughts about how life can take unexpected turns… To Pippa's surprise, she might actually fall for small-town living. She might even fall for Seth, whose quiet strength is a balm for her world-weary soul. But when the music starts once more, will she follow her fortune back to Ireland, or surrender to the call of her heart?
Lucy Sullivan is getting married, Marian Keyes.
Lucy doesn't even have a boyfriend (to be honest, Lucy isn't that lucky in love). But Mrs Nolan has read her tarot cards and predicted that Lucy will be walking up the aisle within the year. Lucy's flatmate are appalled at the news. If Lucy leaves it could disrupt their lovely lifestyle of eating takeaways, drinking too much wine, bringing men home and never hoovering. But Lucy reassures them that she's far too busy arguing with her mother and taking care of her irresponsible father to even think about getting married. And there's the small matter of no boyfriend. But then Lucy meets Gus, gorgeous, unreliable Gus, and she starts to wonder could he be the future Mr Lucy Sullivan? Or could it be Chuck, the handsome American? Or Daniel, the world's biggest flirt? Or even cute Jed, the new boy at work?
WEconomy: you can find meaning, make a living and change the world, Craig Kielburger.
Do you crave more meaning in your job? Who wouldn't want to be the person doing that? Uncover the methods of megastars like Oprah Winfrey, Earvin "Magic "Johnson, and Sir Richard Branson, who make the world a better place through purposeful–and highly successful–business strategies. The stellar authorial team share in candid detail, the setbacks and achievements they experienced building successful enterprises and charities–with purpose.
Braiding sweetgrass: indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer.
An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.
The Mary Russell companion, Laurie R King.
The world of Mary Russell, apprentice-turned-partner of the great detective Sherlock Holmes, has long fascinated her followers. Over the course of ten Memoirs and a number of short stories, Russell has revealed much about her life—but far more has gone unexplored. Filled with new and original material, The Mary Russell Companion helps to close that gaping chasm of ignorance. With lavish illustrations and a firm commitment to academic formalities, the Companion serves as a guide to all things Russell. First and foremost, it is an Entertainment. Fun and informative essays alternate with the words of Miss Russell herself, with supplemental material that appears here in print for the first time. Second, it is an aid to scholarship. Key elements of the Memoirs are brought together in one place: maps of Russell's travels, a detailed chronology of the books, biographies of the central players (those known to Arthur Conan Doyle, those known to the world at large, and those seen exclusively in the Russell Memoirs), and reviews of this remarkable woman's extraordinary set of skills: all that is known about Russell's history through the first ten of her Memoirs.
Natural meditation: refreshing your spirit through nature., Barbara Ann Kipfer.
Make time to slow down, breathe, be awake, be aware, and appreciate.
Bride by arrangement, Karen Kirst.
Newly minted Cowboy Creek sheriff Noah Burgess doesn't want a wife–despite his friends insisting that he needs one. So when they send for a big-city single mother to be his mail-order bride, he's fit to be tied. Even if vivacious Grace Longstreet might just be the only person who can see past Noah's scars…and help him heal. Grace needs a husband to keep her and her twin daughters out of her brother-in-law's grasp. And she'll do anything–including taking on her cousin's identity–to find one. But as the attraction between Grace and the lawman sparks higher, she begins hoping for a real marriage. So she needs to tell the truth…or a mail-order match that's meant to be could crumble.
Land of hidden fires: a novel, Kirk Kjeldsen.
Occupied Norway, 1943. After seeing an allied plane go down over the mountains, headstrong fifteen year-old Kari Dahlstrøm sets out to locate the wreck. She soon finds the cocky American pilot Lance Mahurin and offers to take him to Sweden, pretending she's a member of the resistance. While her widower father Erling and the disillusioned Nazi Oberleutnant Conrad Moltke hunt them down, Kari begins to fall for Lance, dreaming of a life with him in America. Over the course of the harrowing journey, though, Kari learns hard truths about those around her as well as discovering unforeseen depths within herself.
Endsinger, Jay Kristoff.
As civil war sweeps across the Shima Imperium, the Lotus Guild unleashes their deadliest creation a mechanical goliath, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends. But the ghosts of Buruu's past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin's betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies. When a new foe joins the war, it will be all the pair can do to muster the strength to fight, let alone win. And as the earth splits asunder, as armies destroy each other for rule over an empire of lifeless ash and the final secret about blood lotus is revealed, the people of Shima will learn one last, horrifying truth. An exciting, vivid conclusion to a critically acclaimed series, Endsinger is sure to have fans racing through the pages to savour every last revelation.
Kinslayer, Jay Kristoff.
The mad Sh?gun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the Stormdancer Yukiko, and the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The toxic blood lotus flower continues to ravage the land, the deadlands splitting wider by the day. The machine-worshippers of the Lotus Guild conspire to renew the nation's broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion simultaneously–by endorsing a new Sh?gun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.
The last stormdancer, Jay Kristoff.
An original eNovella set in the world of the Lotus War before the events of Stormdancer … Your blood-red skies are filled with smoke. Your bleach-white histories with lies. You walk sleeping. Wake senseless. Breathing deep of toxic blooms and forgetting all that has gone before. But I remember. I remember when two brothers waged bloody war over the right to sit in their father's empty chair. I remember when orphaned twins faced each other across a field of crimson and steel, the fate of the Shima Shogunate hanging in the poisoned sky between them. I remember when a blind boy stood before a court of storms and talons, armed only with a thin sword and a muttered prophecy and a desperate dream of saving the world. I remember when the skies above Shima were not red, but blue. Filled with thunder tigers. I remember when they left you. And I remember why. Let me tell you, monkey-child.
Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff.
Griffins are supposed to be extinct. So when Yukiko and her warrior father are sent to capture one for the Shogun, they fear that their lives are over. Everyone knows what happens to those who fail him. But the mission proves less impossible and more deadly than anyone expects. Soon Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in her country's last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled griffin for company. Alhough she can hear his thoughts, and saved his life, all she knows for certain is he'd rather see her dead than help her. Yet trapped together in the forest, Yukiko and Buruu form a surprising and powerful bond. Meanwhile, the country verges on collapse. A toxic fuel is choking the land, the machine-powered Lotus Guild is publicly burning those they deem Impure, and the Shogun cares for nothing but his own dominion. Authority has always made Yukiko uneasy, but her world changes when she meets Kin, a young man with secrets, and the rebel Kage cabal. She learns the horrifying extent of the Shogun's crimes, both against her country and her family. Returning to the city, Yukiko and Buruu are determined to make the Shogun pay but what can one girl and a flightless griffin do against the might of an empire.
The incredible shrinking girl, Lou Kuenzler.
It's the biggest day in Violet's life. She is finally tall enough to ride Plunger, the scariest rollercoaster around. But just as Violet is about to climb on, she shrinks! She never wants to shrink again… But then Granny is accused of stealing, and tiny Violet is the only one who can catch the thief.
The incredible shrinking girl absolutely loves ancient Egypt, Lou Kuenzler.
Violet Potts is crazy about Ancient Egypt. When Gran wins a cruise down the River Nile, Violet thinks she might EXPLODE with excitement. But when they're drawn into a spooky mystery, Violet starts to wonder whether the other tourists might not be all they seem…
The incredible shrinking girl definitely needs a dog, Lou Kuenzler.
Violet is desperate for a dog, but she's not allowed one. Luckily there's a dog walking scheme that she and her friend Nisha can join. The girls love playing with their designated puppy. Until Violet shrinks to the size of a dog biscuit! But then disaster strikes at the dog show, and Violet discovers her small size might win her a prize…
The incredible shrinking girl is totally famous, Lou Kuenzler.
Violet loves the milkshakes at Udderly Perfect, the coolest cafe around. But Udderly Perfect is threatened with closure, all because of a mistake Violet made. She must find a way to keep it open. Perhaps she can persuade her favourite celebrity stunt woman, Stella Lightfoot, to join the campaign when she comes to town on a book tour?
Good morning, Mr Mandela, Zelda La Grange.
Conspiracies, Mercedes Lackey.
Spirit and her friends Burke, Loch, Muirin, and Addie have managed to defeat the evil force that has been killing students at Oakhurst Academy for the past forty years—or so they think. When a series of magical attacks disrupts the school, Doctor Ambrosius calls upon alumnus Mark Rider to secure the campus—and start training the students for war. The only student without magic, Spirit doesn't trust Mark or his methods. She knows that Oakhurst isn't safe. And if Spirit and her friends want to live long enough to graduate, they have to find out what is really going on—before it's too late.
The hills have spies, Mercedes Lackey.
Heralds Mags and Amily must continue to protect the realm of Valdemar while raising their children and preparing them to follow in their footsteps. The oldest, Justyn, has the Gift of animal Mindspeech; he can talk to animals and persuade them to act as he wishes. Justyn's dream is to follow in his father's footsteps as a Herald Spy, but has yet to be Chosen by his horse companion. Mags proposes that Justyn join a group of traveling players and musicians, to get experience away from home and out in the world. Justyn joins the troupe, and he starts collecting information for his father. And the patterns he finds are unsettling.
Legacies, Mercedes Lackey.
Who—or what—is stalking the students at Oakhurst Academy? In the wake of the accident that killed her family, Spirit White is spirited away to Oakhurst Academy, a combination school and orphanage in the middle of Montana. There she learns she is a legacy—not only to the school, which her parents also attended, but to magic. All the students at Oakhurst have magical powers, and although Spirit's hasn't manifested itself yet, the administrators insist she has one. Spirit isn't sure she cares. Devastated by the loss of her family, she finds comfort with a group of friends: Burke Hallows, Lachlann Spears, Muirin Shae, and Adelaide Lake. But something strange is going on at Oakhurst. Students start disappearing under mysterious circumstances, and the school seems to be trying to cover it up. Spirit and her friends must find out what's happening—before one of them becomes the next victim…
Sacrifices, Mercedes Lackey.
Spirit, Burke, Muirin, Loch, and Addie, desperate to stop the Shadow Knights from turning the students of Oakhurst Academy into soldiers wielding both weapons and magic, send Muirin to infiltrate the group but soon Spirit is questioning who can–and cannot–be trusted.
Victories, Mercedes Lackey.
Spirit White and her friends Burke, Loch, and Addie have escaped from Oakhurst Academy. But their freedom has come at a terrible cost - a dear friend sacrificed her own life to save theirs. In the wake of Muirin's death, they are also forced to deal with the terrifying truth behind the facade of Oakhurst Academy: all of the legends are true. Queen Guinevere, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table really had existed. With the magic of Merlin, they were able to imprison their greatest foe, Mordred, before he could plunge the world back into the Dark Ages. But Mordred is now free, in charge of Oakhurst Academy, and determined to finish what he started so long ago. Pursued by Shadow Knights, the reincarnated remnants of Mordred's original army, Spirit's small band undertakes a quest to recover the Four Hallows, objects of immeasurable power. Memories of a past life have begun to surface, one in which Spirit wields a legendary sword. She comes to realize that these memories are the true key to Mordred's defeat. Can Spirit and her friends manage to recapture the magic of Camelot in time to save their fellow students and prevent the end of the world?
Falling head over boots, Katie Lane.
Whatcha got cookin? After getting her heart broken, Carly Hanover believes the only person she can trust is herself. She works hard to become an executive chef and dreams of opening her own restaurant. But after being blackballed in the culinary world for losing her temper with a customer, that dream starts to fade … until she stumbles upon a rundown diner in Bliss, Texas, that could make all her wishes come true. The only one standing in her way is the owner—a headstrong rancher who is convinced Carly needs rescuing. And the truth is, she does. But can she finally let go of her past hurt and trust a cowboy hero for the job? Everyone thinks Zane Arrington has the perfect life. He owns a successful cattle ranch, is married to the homecoming queen, and just bought the best breeding bull this side of the Pecos. But things aren't going as well as they seem. His wife ran off. His prize bull can't get it up. And the new cook he hired is distracting him from solving these problems with her good cookin', sexy little tattoos, and smart—but very kissable—mouth. It will take Zane embracing the crazy chaos for him to figure out that he doesn't need a perfect life as much as the perfect wife.
Falling for a Texas hellion, Katie Lane.
Becky Arrington isn't a daydreaming country girl just waiting for a handsome cowboy to come and rescue her. She's a strong, determined woman who can run a ranch as well as any man. To prove it, she needs a ranch all her own, and she has the perfect place in mind. But when her ideal ranch is sold to a mule-headed lawyer, Becky sees her dreams crumbling and she'll be forced to do some major kissing-up to get Mason Granger to sell. Unfortunately, kissing Mason can addle a woman's brain and make her lose track of what she really wants. A ranch. Or love. And who says she can't have both? Divorce attorney Mason Granger learns early on that marriage is the fastest way to hell. Growing up with a mother who exchanged husbands like shoes, he has more than a few hang ups about women and spends his days punishing them in the courtroom…and his nights punishing them in the bedroom. But when a sassy spitfire sets her sights on the ranch he just purchased, he's suddenly the one being punished. He can't go anywhere without Becky Arrington showing up to annoy the hell out of him…and tempt him beyond his limits. And when he finally gives into temptation, he'll discover that beneath the feisty, controlling cowgirl is a loyal, loving woman who will heal his soul and lasso his heart forever.
Falling for tender heart, Katie Lane.
New York editor Emery Wakefield has come to Bliss, Texas, in search of the fabled final novel in the Tender Heart series–a series that left readers the world over hanging when the author died. But finding a happily-ever-after for her beloved characters and editorial success for herself won't be easy. Especially when the one man who holds the rights to the book is a sexy cowboy who looks exactly like a Tender Heart hero. And how can a girl possibly resist mixing business with the pleasure of kissing her favourite book boyfriend? Cole Arrington is no hero. He's just a cowboy who wants to start his cursed life over somewhere other than Texas. The Tender Heart series his late great-aunt wrote has brought him nothing but trouble, and he has no use for some treasure-hunter looking for a book that doesn't exist. Unfortunately, he's always had a problem ignoring a fine looking filly. Especially one with spring-green eyes and a body that's made for truck-seat cuddlin'. But can one night in the arms of a beautiful dreamer make Cole believe in himself, Texas … and happy endings?
All night with the cowboy, Soraya Lane.
At the Ford family ranch, getting thrown from a horse is a part of growing up. But one cowboy is still learning the ropes when it comes to falling in love. Tanner Ford has been riding bulls and busting broncos his entire life. So when he takes a hard spill–and sustains serious injuries–he refuses to believe his rodeo days are behind him. He's determined to restore his body and revive his career. There's just one problem: the finest physical therapist in town just happens to be the only woman he's ever loved. Lauren Lewis knows she made a huge mistake when she walked away from Tanner. But she was young, ambitious, and focused on her medical career. Now, after all these years, Tanner's back–and, in spite of his injuries, looking better than she allows herself to admit. She agrees to work on Tanner's big bruised muscles until he's back in bull-riding shape again. But how can Lauren resist the smoldering attraction between her and her old flame … and will she be able to live without him?
Married for their miracle baby, Soraya Lane.
From one night … to millionaire's wife! Ex-ballerina Saffron Wells is swept off her feet for one magical night by tycoon Blake Goldsmith, but she doesn't expect it to end with a convenient proposal to help him secure a business deal! Since discovering she couldn't have children, dancing was Saffron's only dream. An injury forced her to quit, but as Blake's bride, he promises her the treatment she needs to recover. Except soon Saffron discovers that another secret dream has come true–she's pregnant! So what does this mean for their fake marriage?
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.
Midnight quill trio, Emily Larkin.
The countess's groom: Rose, the Countess Malmstoke, is trapped in a violent marriage. Escape seems impossible–until her horse groom, Will Fenmore, offers to help her. As they plan her escape to the American colonies, Rose learns to trust Will with her life and her heart. Is the future she dreams of possible? The spinster's secret: Matilda Chapple is penniless, orphaned, and dependent on her uncle's grim charity–but she's finally found a way to escape: she'll write her way to financial freedom. When Mattie pens a series of titillating short stories, she starts earning money … and notoriety. Her secret is safe–until battle-scarred Waterloo veteran, Edward Kane, agrees to uncover the anonymous author's identity. Can Mattie conceal the secret of her scandalous writings, or will Edward discover that the virginal spinster and the risqué authoress are one and the same person? The baronet's bride: Sir Gareth Locke lost an arm at Waterloo. He's in love with his new bride–but he's dreading their wedding night. He knows it will be an ordeal: clumsy, awkward, and mortifying. Cecily Locke knows what to expect in the marriage bed–after all, she's been married once before. It will be uncomfortable and a little messy, but over quickly enough. But Cecily and Gareth are about to have a wedding night that neither of them expects.
My lady thief, Emily Larkin.
Arabella Knightley is an earl's granddaughter, but it's common knowledge that she spent her early years in London's gutters. What the ton doesn't know is that while Arabella acts the perfect young lady by day, at night she plays Robin Hood, stealing from the wealthy to give to the poor. Adam St Just is one of Society's most sought after bachelors. He's also the man responsible for Arabella Knightley's nickname: Miss Smell o' Gutters–a mistake he regrets, but can never erase. Bored by polite society, Adam sets out to unmask the elusive thief … but he's not prepared for what he discovers.
Resisting Miss Merryweather, Emily Larkin.
The Peculiars, Kieran Larwood.
The Peculiars are a band of misfits, trapped in a nightly Victorian sideshow. There's Wolfgirl, Sheba; Sister Moon, who can move at the speed of light; and Monkey Boy, ace climber and human stink bomb. But during the day, in a world of child-snatchers, grave robbers and dastardly doctors, they solve the mysteries no one else cares about - including why London's poorest children are being snatched from the banks of the Thames.
Beautiful, Christina Lauren.
After walking in on her boyfriend shagging another girl, Pippa Bay Cox ditches London for the States to go on a drunken road trip with Ruby Miller and some of her friends. Jensen Bergstrom has buried heartache by increasing his workload, and rarely takes time for himself. When his sister Hanna convinces him to join the gang on a two-week wine tour of the east coast, he has a rare moment of cutting loose. It's only once he's committed that he realizes the strange girl he met briefly on the plane is coming along, too. Will she be too much for him … or make his life bigger?
The upholsterer's step-by-step handbook: a practical reference, Alex Law.
The Upholsterer's Step-by-step Handbook reveals the techniques and tips of the upholstery trade in an easy to understand format. Fully illustrated throughout with informative illustrations and inspiring photography, this book will enable you to confidently create a statement piece of furniture for your home. Learn how to follow a technique-based approach to upholstery, from assessing the work involved and estimating your materials to planning your order of working to get professional results - whatever the size or scale of the project. Further information on the design of chairs and working with chair types enables you to work on any model of chair without limiting you to specific projects. Additional chapters include information on upholstery tools and materials, furnishing fabrics and trimmings. Sections on simple woodworking techniques and on repairs and surface finishes ensure that this is the ultimate one-stop resource for the amateur upholsterer.
Formerly known as food: how the industrial food system is changing our minds, bodies, and culture, Kristin Lawless.
If you think buying organic is protecting you, you're wrong. Our food – even what we're told is good for us – has changed for the worse in the past one hundred years, its nutritional content deteriorating due to industrial farming and its composition altered by the addition of thousands of chemicals, from pesticides to packaging. We simply no longer know what we're eating. In Formerly Known as Food, Kristin Lawless argues that, because of the degradation of our diet, our bodies are literally changing from the inside out. The billion-dollar food industry is reshaping our food preferences, altering our brains, changing the composition of our microbiota, and even affecting the expression of our genes. Lawless chronicles how this is happening and what it means for our bodies, health, and survival. After years of "eat this, not that" advice from doctors, journalists, and food faddists, she offers something completely different: a comprehensive explanation of the problem – going beyond nutrition to issues of food choice, class, race, and gender – and a simple philosophy of eating that she calls the "Whole Egg Theory."
Eggshell skull: a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back, Bri Lee.
A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime. But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done? Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case. This is the story of Bri's journey through the Australian legal system; first as the daughter of a policeman, then as a law student, and finally as a judge's associate in both metropolitan and regional Queensland-where justice can look very different, especially for women. The injustice Bri witnessed, mourned and raged over every day finally forced her to confront her own personal history, one she'd vowed never to tell. And this is how, after years of struggle, she found herself on the other side of the courtroom, telling her story. Bri Lee has written a fierce and eloquent memoir that addresses both her own reckoning with the past as well as with the stories around her, to speak the truth with wit, empathy and unflinching courage.
His pregnant courthouse bride, Rachel Lee.
Wyatt Carter runs his life by the book. But when his friend Amber Towers calls him in need, he doesn't hesitate to help. But inviting the single and secretly pregnant lawyer to stay with him has suddenly made him the scandal of Conard County! Wyatt is the port in Amber's stormy situation. Even though their friendship sizzles with an underlying attraction, she has to steer clear, because she is pregnant–and he is headed into an important election! But it seem like Wyatt and Amber are willing to give the town something to talk about…
One night In Weaver, Allison Leigh.
Psychologist Hayley Templeton prides herself on keeping a level head in life and love–but she can't get Seth Banyon out of her mind! There's something about the gorgeous security expert that doesn't add up … and Hayley can't resist getting close enough to know more. Seth has plenty of secrets that he needs to protect Hayley from–most importantly, what he's really doing in Weaver, Wyoming. He knows he should get the irresistible woman out of his system for both their sakes … but forgetting Hayley is proving the most difficult thing he's ever tried to do!
Nauti Angel, Lora Leigh.
Angel Calloway isn't the girl next door. Known for being rude and cursing like a sailor on a bender, she's meaner than the two mercenaries she's followed since she was young. Needing anyone is not what she's about. Or so she thought. Until she found the mother she was taken from so long ago, Chaya Mackay, wife to the notorious Natches Mackay. One night with Angel and devilishly sexy Marine Reece Duquaine was hooked. She nearly blew his head off, and moments later, she blew his mind. He's been after her ever since, wrestling with a desire that fights to consume him. But now he has her in his sights and is ready to take his shot. Unless someone else moves in for the kill first.
Battle of the Beetles, M G Leonard.
Darkus and his friends continue their unforgettable adventure in this final instalment of the Beetle trilogy. Arch-villainess Lucretia Cutter has a secret Biome hidden in the Amazon rainforest: can Darkus and his friends, human and beetle alike, find it before it's too late? If they can't stop Lucretia, she will release her hoard of giant Frankenstein beetles, and the planet will never be the same again…
The marmalade files: an explosive novel of lies, lust and political bastardry, Steve Lewis.
A sticky scandal. A political jam. An imaginative romp through the dark underbelly of politics by two veteran Canberra insiders. The Marmalade Files are documents that allegedly exist within the bowels of Foreign Affairs & Trade that have been around for a half century. When seasoned newshound Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph one frosty Canberra dawn he knows he's onto something big. In pursuit of the scoop, Dunkley must negotiate the deadly corridors of power where the minority Toohey Government hangs by a thread - its stricken Foreign Minister on life support, her heart maintained by a single thought. Revenge. Rabid Rottweilers prowl in the guise of Opposition senators, union thugs wage class warfare, TV anchors simper and fawn … and loyalty and decency have long since given way to compromise and treachery. From the teahouses of Beijing to the beaches of Bali, from the marbled halls of Washington to the basements of the bureaucracy, Dunkley's quest takes him ever closer to the truth - and ever deeper into a lethal political game. Award-winning journalists Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann combine forces in this arresting novel that proves fiction is stranger than fact.
Behind dead eyes, Howard Linskey.
A corpse is found: its identity extinguished in the most shocking manner imaginable. Detective Ian Bradshaw can't catch the killer if no one can ID the victim. Out there, somewhere, a missing young woman may hold the answers. Journalist Helen Norton is about to uncover a massive criminal conspiracy. She just needs the final piece of the puzzle. Soon, she will learn the price of the truth. True-crime writer Tom Carney receives letters from a convicted murderer who insists he is innocent. His argument is persuasive but psychopaths are often said to be charming.
The drop, Howard Linskey.
David Blake is no gangster, or so he likes to think. The trouble is, when money and a man go missing, his gangster boss blames him. David Blake is a white-collar criminal, working for gangster Bobby Mahoney, enjoying the good life while the money keeps on pouring in. The trouble is, a big chunk of that money has just gone missing, along with Geordie Cartwright, and Blake is getting the blame. Has Geordie run off with the drop, or has he been killed by a rival gang? As Blake goes deeper into the Newcastle underworld, a seedy and violent place filled with dodgy clubs, pubs, lap-dancing bars, and brothels, he slowly starts to uncover the truth - there's a rat in Bobby's crew and someone else is planning a take-over. Meanwhile with the crime squad and an ambitious D.I. both closing in on Bobby, it's just a matter of time before he's finally nicked for good. If that weren't enough, he has to choose between his girlfriend and his boss's gorgeous young daughter, who could be the most dangerous person in his life right now, if her dad finds out. In a desperate and bloody finale, Blake has to make an agonizing choice, and someone has to pay the ultimate price.
No name lane, Howard Linskey.
The hunt for a serial killer unearths an unsolved cold case from over sixty years ago. Young girls are being abducted and murdered in the North-East. Out of favour Detective Constable Ian Bradshaw struggles to find any leads - and fears that the only thing this investigation will unravel is himself. Journalist Tom Carney is suspended by his London tabloid and returns to his home village in County Durham. Helen Norton is the reporter who replaced Tom on the local newspaper. Together, they are drawn into a case that will change their lives forever. When a body is found, it's not the latest victim but a decades-old corpse.
The Problim children, Natalie Lloyd.
When the Problim children's ramshackle bungalow in the Swampy Woods goes kaboom, the seven siblings, each born on a different day of the week, have to move into their grandpa's bizarre old mansion in Lost Cove. No problem! For the Problim children, every problem is a gift! But rumours about their family run rampant in the small town: tales of a bitter feud, a hidden treasure, and a certain kind of magic lingering in the halls of #7 Main Street. Their neighbours, the O'Pinions, will do anything to find the secrets lurking inside the Problim household, including sending the seven children to seven different houses on seven different continents!
Skybound: a journey in flight, Rebecca Loncraine.
In her mid-thirties Rebecca Loncraine was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two years later, and after months of gruelling treatment, she flew in a glider for the first time. In that engineless plane, soaring 3,000 feet over the landscape of her childhood with only the rising thermals to take her higher and the birds to lead the way, she fell in love. If illness meant Rebecca had lost touch with the world around her, gliding showed her a way to learn to live again. And so Rebecca travelled from the Black Mountains in Wales to New Zealand's Southern Alps and the Nepalese Himalayas to chase her new-found passion: her need to fly with the birds, to push herself to the boundary of her own fear. Skybound is the story of that obsession and of Rebecca's incredible journey from the ground, into the sky and back again. Taking in the history of unpowered flight, and with extraordinary descriptions of flying in some of the world's most dangerous and dramatic locations, this is a nature memoir with a unique perspective; it is about the land we know and the sky we know so little of, it is about memory and self-discovery. Just as she finished writing Skybound Rebecca became ill again. She died in September 2016. And yet, Skybound is still a book about learning to live again: deeply moving, thrilling and euphoric, this is a book for anyone who has ever looked up and wanted to take flight.
Open road summer, Emery Lord.
Follows seventeen-year-old Reagan as she tries to escape heartbreak and a bad reputation by going on tour with her country superstar best friend–only to find more trouble as she falls for the surprisingly sweet guy hired to pose as the singer's boyfriend.
Honour, Jack Ludlow.
Justinian desperately wants the lost provinces returned to his rule but must first dispatch his brave general, Belisaurius to fight the Persians in the East. Justinian grows concerned that Belisaurius will grow successful and courageous in his feats, thus becoming a threat to his power and person. He subsequently dispatches him on a near-impossible mission to North Africa to take back from the Vandals what was once Ancient Carthage.
Triumph, Jack Ludlow.
Who can Flavius Belisarius call an enemy? The Goths he must fight to take Italy back for the Byzantium. Or is it the intrigues of the Empress Theodora, who fears his ambitions. There is his own wife, betraying him in more than one way and Justinian, the unreliable emperor he helped to the throne. Sixth Century Byzantium, a hotbed of intrigue; Italy and Persia where he must combat some of his fellow generals. Count Belisarius, the empire's most successful military leader, must navigate a world infested with too many enemies, few friends and fight and win battles on the way.
Vengeance, Jack Ludlow.
During the sixth century of the Byzantium Empire, corruption is rife. The country is in turmoil and Flavius Belisarius, steeped in military lore, expects to join his father's cohort, as have his three brothers, to help protect the border of the Eastern Empire. Flavius's father Decimus is the Governor of Dorostorum city, and has two goals: to keep out the Sklaveni barbarians and to expose the deep roots of secular corruption. Seeking to prevent a Sklaveni raid, Decimus asks the powerful magnate, Senuthius Vicinus, for help. Vicinus's debauchery is widespread but his support is crucial to win the battle. But treachery leads to the death of Flavius's family. With his life changed forever Flavius swears vengeance on the man that betrayed his father and begins a journey from which there is no way back. Vengeance is the first chapter in a thrilling trilogy of deceit, of battles won and lost, of betrayal and revenge, as a youth grows into manhood in the cauldron of an empire riven by dispute.
Kemp: the road to Crécy, Jonathan Lunn.
When Kemp joins the English army in order to avoid the hangman, he may just be delaying the inevitable. While he remains hopeful that at least there's the chance for some heroics, the reality is very different. Kemp's war is instead a terrifying odyssey through the panic and confusion of his first battle, the brutal realities of siege warfare, and eventually to the field of Crécy, where he faces the armoured might of the French nobility. But as an elite longbowman, when it comes to winning or losing, he could have a vital – though dangerous – part to play. This stunning adventure brings the medieval world vividly to life, and is ideal for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Matthew Harffy and Giles Kristian.
Nature cure, Richard Mabey.
In the last year of the old millennium, Richard Mabey, Britain's foremost nature writer, fell into a severe depression. The natural world - which since childhood had been a source of joy and inspiration for him became meaningless. Then, cared for by friends, he moved to East Anglia and he started to write again. Having left the cosseting woods of the Chiltern hills for the open flatlands of Norfolk, Richard Mabey found exhilaration in discovering a whole new landscape and gained fresh insights into our place in nature. Structured as intricately as a novel, a joy to read, truthful, exquisite and questing, Nature Cure is a book of hope, not just for individuals, but for our species.
The blood road, Stuart MacBride.
Logan McRae's personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he's policing his fellow officers. When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the driver's seat of a crashed car it's a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago, and they buried him. Or they thought they did. As an investigation is launched into Bell's stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what's so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead?
The boys' book: how to be the best at everything, Guy MacDonald.
The bad luck bride, Janna MacGregor.
A Regency romance that begins with a cursed bride and a plot for revenge. Alexander Hallworth, Marquess of Pembrooke, will not rest until he gets vengeance on the man who destroyed his family. Just one more piece needs to fall into place for Alex to succeed: he needs to convince the man's fiancee, the tragically beautiful Lady Claire Cavensham, to marry him instead. Lady Claire's "curse" has left her one step away from social ruin: her past three engagements have gone awry, and now her fourth one is headed the same way. Before anyone can learn of her latest scandal, she's caught in an awkward situation with Alex who then shocks everyone by announcing their engagement. Forced into marriage, Alex and Claire find themselves unexpectedly drawn to each other. But as the two of them grow closer, will the truth of their union shatter their fragile feelings or is love strong enough to survive?
The bride who got lucky, Janna MacGregor.
He would do anything to protect her. Even marry her… The son of a cold-hearted duke, Nicholas St. Mauer isn't one to involve himself in society…or open his own heart to anyone. But driven by honour, the reclusive Earl of Somerton feels obliged to keep a watchful eye on Lady Emma Cavensham. She possesses a penchant for passions unbecoming a woman that finds Nick in constant peril of losing his well-structured solitude. She even dared kiss Nick once–an utterly unladylike, and delightful, lapse… Emma can't deny the appeal of the earl's attention, and occasional affection, but she has no need for a man. There are worse fates than spinsterhood, as Emma knows too well. She still mourns the loss of her dear friend Lena, and is determined to prove Lena's husband responsible for her death before he lures another innocent woman into a brutal marriage. But as Emma pursues her prey, a compromising moment upends all her plans. Now, with gossip swirling and her reputation in tatters, Nick may be the only man brave enough to join in Emma's cause…and fight for her heart.
The luck of the bride, Janna MacGregor.
Can a woman who's down on her luck find love with a dashing duke-to-be? She's leaving nothing up to chance. Not even love…March Lawson is an orphan who, for the past eight years, has struggled to raise her siblings on a meagre allowance. Most women March's age would be picking out ball gowns for the upcoming season. But March's focus is not on finding a husband. First, she must devote her energies to just one man: the cold-hearted skinflint who refuses to release her inheritance. Michael Cavensham, the Marquess of McCalpin, is not a heartless man. When he learns that Miss Lawson has been forging his name to procure funds, he can't bring himself to have her arrested–not when the bold-faced embezzler is so enchantingly beautiful. Instead, McCalpin agrees to visit her home to assess the situation more closely. March has no choice but to accept. But how can she manage the handsome trustee who controls her purse strings–when he tugs at her heart strings as well?
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?
A bride for the mountain man, Tracy Madison.
She was "just right!" The last thing Liam Daly expected was finding a real-life Goldilocks in the Colorado mountains. But after a blizzard leaves Meredith Jensen stranded, Liam's solitude is shattered by the golden-haired beauty. Sheltered Meredith is determined to build a new life for herself. But she's compelled by Liam's warm soul, still recovering from a love he tragically lost decades earlier. It's just a matter of time before they give in to the spark between them…a spark that unexpectedly makes them parents-to-be. Even though stand-up Liam wants to do the right thing, Meredith won't settle for a duty-bound man. How can she convince Liam that his real-life Goldilocks is just right…forever?
All my enemies, Barry Maitland.
Brock & Kolla join forces in a sinister case of secrets, obsession and murder.
The Marx sisters, Barry Maitland.
When one of three elderly sisters, great-granddaughters of Karl Marx, is found dead in her Jerusalem Lane house, Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla and Detective Chief Inspector Brock investigate. An atmospheric police procedural - the first in the acclaimed Brock and Kolla mysteries.
How to be alone, Sara Maitland.
Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is antisocial and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when autonomy, personal freedom and individualism are more highly prized than ever before? Sara Maitland answers this question by exploring changing attitudes throughout history. Offering experiments and strategies for overturning our fear of solitude, she helps us to practice it without anxiety and encourages us to see the benefits of spending time by ourselves. By indulging in the experience of being alone, we can be inspired to find our own rewards and ultimately lead more enriched, fuller live. The School of Life is dedicated to exploring life's big questions: How can we fulfill our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does community matter? Can relationships last a lifetime? We don't have all the answers, but we will direct you toward a variety of useful ideas–from philosophy to literature, from psychology to the visual arts–that are guaranteed to stimulate, provoke, nourish, and console.
Sisters like us, Susan Mallery.
The grass is always greener on your sister's side of the fence. Divorce left Harper Szymanski with a name no one can spell, a house she can't afford and a teenage daughter who's pulling away. With her fledgling virtual-assistant business, she's scrambling to maintain her overbearing mother's ridiculous Susie Homemaker standards and still pay the bills, thanks to clients like Lucas, the annoying playboy cop who claims he hangs around for Harper's fresh-baked cookies. Spending half her life in school hasn't prepared Dr. Stacey Bloom for her most daunting challenge-motherhood. She didn't inherit the nurturing gene like Harper and is in deep denial that a baby is coming. Worse, her mother will be horrified to learn that Stacey's husband plans to be a stay-at-home dad, assuming Stacey can first find the courage to tell Mom she's already six months pregnant. Separately they may be a mess, but together Harper and Stacey can survive anything - their indomitable mother, overwhelming maternity stores and ex's weddings. Sisters Like Us is a delightful look at sisters, mothers and daughters in today's fast-paced world, told with Susan Mallery's trademark warmth and humour.
The last lion, Winston Spencer Churchill. Alone, 1932-1940, William Manchester.
Alone is the second volume of William Manchester's brilliant three-volume biography of Winston Churchill. In this volume, we witness the war within, before the colossal war to come. During this period, Churchill was tested as few men are: relentlessly pursued by creditors, disowned by his own party, vociferously dismissed by the press as a warmonger, and twice nearly lost his seat in Parliament. Yet despite his personal and political troubles, Churchill managed to assemble a vast, underground intelligence network-both within the British government and on the continent-which provided him with more complete and accurate information on Germany than the British government. Recognizing the horrifying truth, Churchill stood almost alone against Nazi aggression and the sordid British and French policy of appeasement. Manchester's luminous portrait never loses sight of Churchill the man-a man with limitations, especially his callousness toward others (including his supporters) and his recklessness, which could border on the foolhardy; but also a man whose vision was global and whose courage was boundless. Here is Churchill as a light in the approaching darkness, readying himself for the terrible stand to come.
The last lion, Winston Spencer Churchill. Defender of the realm, 1940-1965, William Manchester.
Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister-when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. In brilliant prose and informed by decades of research, William Manchester and Paul Reid recount how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defence, convinced FDR to support the cause, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped win the war. We witness Churchill, driven from office, warning the world of the coming Soviet menace. And after his triumphant return to 10 Downing Street, we follow him as he pursues his final policy goal: a summit with President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet leaders. In conclusion, we experience Churchill's last years, when he faces the end of his life with the same courage he brought to every battle he ever fought.
The last lion, Winston Spencer Churchill. Visions of glory, 1874-1932, William Manchester.
When Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace, Imperial Britain stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power. Yet within a few years, the Empire would hover on the brink of a catastrophic new era. This first volume of the best-selling biography of the adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman covers the first 58 years of the remarkable man whose courageous vision guided the destiny of those darkly troubled times and who looms today as one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century.
Sunny Sweet can so get lost, Jennifer Ann Mann.
Eleven-year-old Masha has looked forward to spending summer vacation with her father at a South Dakota dude ranch, but her "evil genius" little sister, Sunny, arranges for them to go to a mathematics camp in Maine, instead.
Sunny Sweet is so not scary, Jennifer Ann Mann.
Masha, Junchao, and Alice are having a slumber party, with scary movies and popcorn–but when the lights go out and they start to hear noises they become convinced that a ghost is in the house, and Masha's brilliant little sister Sunny decides that they should collect actual data on the spirit world and become ghost hunters.
The Moscow cipher, Scott Mariani.
When twelve-year-old Valentina fails to return from a visit to her father in Moscow, alarm bells start ringing. Her rich and powerful family know there's one man they can depend on to bring her back safe: former SAS major Ben Hope. But what starts off as an apparently straightforward case of parental child abduction quickly takes on more sinister dimensions as Ben travels to Moscow and starts to investigate the whereabouts of Valentina and her father, Yuri - a man with a hidden past not even his ex-wife knows about. Now that past has caught up with him, it's not only Yuri's life that is in danger, but Valentina's too. If Ben Hope can't save them, nobody can.
Dead to rites., Ari Marmell.
Mick Oberon may look like just another 1930s private detective, but beneath the fedora and the overcoat, he's got pointy ears and he's packing a wand. Mick is suffering from bad luck, and when luck is your chief magical weapon, that means things are pretty dire. Hunting for the origin of his bad mojo, Mick finds himself on the trail of a missing mummy, and being trailed by some of the most dangerous mobsters in Chicago…
Our sacred honor, Jack Mars.
"After being struck by an Iran-backed terrorist attack, Israel gives Iran a 72 hour ultimatum: clear out your military bases before we destroy them by air. Iran responds: enter our airspace, and we will launch nuclear attacks on Israel and on all U.S. bases in the Mid-East. With 72 hours to stop a nuclear Armageddon, there is only one man to turn to: Luke Stone. The President sends Luke on his boldest mission yet: to airdrop into Iran and find the secret location of the underground nukes, so that the U.S. can take them out before it's too late. In a mad race against time, Luke takes us on a roller-coaster ride through the chaotic and confusing terrain of Iran, as he scrambles to find their most-guarded secrets and prevent a war from destroying all mankind. Yet as one shocking twist follows another, it may, even for Luke, be too late" – Page  of cover.
President elect, Jack Mars.
When China threatens to bankrupt the U.S. by calling in its debt, Americans are desperate for radical change. President Susan Hopkins, running for re-election, is floored as she watches the returns come in. Her rival-a madman senator from West Virginia who ran on the promise to nuke China's islands out of the South China Sea-has, inconceivably, won. President Hopkins, though, knows she cannot yield power. To do so would be to spark World War III. She needs to prove the election was stolen, and to stop the looming war with China. With no one left to turn to, she summons Luke Stone, the former head of an elite FBI para-military team. The stakes could not be higher as she commands him to save America from its greatest threat: its own President Elect. Yet as one shocking twist follows another, it may, even for Luke Stone, be too late. A political thriller with non-stop action, dramatic international settings and heart-pounding suspense.
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.
Human rites, JJ Marsh.
Judgement is in the eye of the beholder. Adrian Harvey, London wine merchant, has lost the Christmas spirit. Someone is stalking him, stealing his post and vandalising his shop. When the police question him after an anonymous tip-off, he's more than anxious. He's scared. And who is that nun? Long-time neighbour and friend DI Beatrice Stubbs is dispatched to Germany to investigate a series of apparently related art thefts, so Adrian seizes the chance to flee the city. He follows her to Hamburg to do some Christmas shopping and visit his ex. Yet the stalker is still on his heels. While Beatrice is on the trail of a violent gang of mercenary thieves, Adrian runs from danger to the remote island of Sylt. But danger follows and Adrian has run too far. From the icy streets of Hamburg, to the canals of Amsterdam, and the snowswept beaches of Sylt, Beatrice and Adrian discover how a virtue taken to extremes can lead to deadly sin.
Drums of war, Edward Marston.
When the Duke of Marlborough proposes a dangerous undercover mission, Captain Daniel Rawson happily accepts. One of their spies, a tapestry-maker based at the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV, has gone missing and Daniel is instructed to find out what has happened to him. Rawson journeys to France where he finds distraction in the form of the tapestry-maker's beautiful daughter Amalia. Meanwhile, back in camp, the wide-eyed nephew of Rawson's stalwart Sergeant Welbeck has joined the army as a drummer boy, and the Duke of Marlborough is looking to prove his victory at Blenheim was more than a fluke.
Fire and sword, Edward Marston.
Daniel Rawson finds himself stranded on foot, with French soldiers in fierce pursuit. A kindly farmer loans him a carthorse on which to escape but on returning it he finds the farmer's house ablaze and the farmer near death apparently at the hands of English soldiers. Daniel enlists the help of his old friend, Sergeant Henry Welbeck, to investigate cases of arson in similar raids. However French Commander, the Duc de Vendome is becoming hell-bent on capturing Daniel, revenge will finally be sought at the bloody battle of Oudenarde.
Soldier of fortune, Edward Marston.
Captain Daniel Rawson is a soldier, spy, linguist and ladies' man. Whether he is extracting valuable intelligence from the wife of a French general or leading his men in a Forlorn Hope, Rawson is a man whom the Duke of Marlborough can always rely on. Seething with intrigue and packed with swashbuckling heroics, the novel follows the Confederate army on the long, perilous trek across Europe to meet the French and their allies at the ferocious battle of Blenheim.
Under siege, Edward Marston.
In the wake of victory at Oudenarde, career soldier Captain Daniel Rawson must take a leading role in the Allies' new strategy to invade further into French territories and lay siege to Lille, the 'pearl of its fortresses'. He fights alongside the Duke of Marlborough, whose position and safety abroad are threatened by politicians in England plotting his downfall and by his outspoken and treasonous wife, Sarah. Meanwhile, Captain Rawson must contend with a new rival for his beloved, the beautiful Amalia Janssen, rescue his comrade-in-arms, Henry Welbeck, and avoid capture by ruthless French soldiers.
A very murdering battle, Edward Marston.
It is 1709, and Europe is in the midst of the coldest winter for a century. France is suffering profoundly: with her people starving and her army rattled by mutiny and desertions, King Louis XIV is at The Hague, searching for peace with the English on almost any terms. To assist these negotiations, the Duke of Marlborough sends Captain Daniel Rawson on a dangerous mission to Paris to seek out a package of vital information that could secure an advantageous peace deal for England. Yet in spite of his efforts, the peace talks collapse, and Daniel finds himself once more embroiled in a dangerous adventure.
The best of intentions, Susan Anne Mason.
In the aftermath of World War I, Grace hopes to reclaim her nephew, Christian, from the relatives who rejected her sister because of her class. Under an alias, she goes to Toronto and becomes her orphaned nephew's nanny. Observing the family up close, she begins to fall for Andrew Easton, the boy's guardian. Andrew is promised to a spoiled socialite who is sure to make a terrible stepmother. Can Grace protect her nephew… and her heart?
Save the date, Morgan Matson.
Charlie's sister is getting married. Everyone is coming home–all her older siblings. It'll be just like it used to be. One last weekend together before her parents sell the house. Charlie doesn't want to think about college next year, or things changing–she just wants to make this a perfect weekend. What could go wrong? Well. First the wedding planner quits. Then the house alarm won't stop going off. Charlie's biggest crush shows up unannounced. There's a missing tuxedo, an unexpected dog, and a neighbour bent on destruction. Not to mention the event planner's assistant, who is surprisingly, distractingly… cute. And that's before things get really crazy. In all the chaos, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she'll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.
The Kremlin's candidate, Jason Matthews.
Jason Matthews's high-powered, seductive third novel not only continues the dangerous entanglements of Dominika and Nate but reveals with chilling authenticity how Russian espionage can place agents in the most sensitive positions of power. The novel opens with Russian president Vladimir Putin planning the covert assassination of a high-ranking US official with the intention of replacing him with a mole whom Russian intelligence has cultivated for more than fifteen years. Catching wind of this plot, Dominika, Nate, and their CIA colleagues must unmask the traitor before he or she is able to reveal that Dominika has been spying for years on behalf of the CIA. Any leak, any misstep, will expose her as a CIA asset and result in a one-way trip to a Moscow execution cellar. Ultimately, the lines of danger converge on the spectacular billion-dollar presidential palace on the Black Sea during a power weekend with Putin's inner circle. Does Nate sacrifice himself to save Dominika? Does she forfeit herself to protect Nate? Do they go down together?
The last magician, Lisa Maxwell.
In an alternate version of present-day Manhattan, magic is dying, and Esta, a Mageus with a talent for manipulating time, travels back to 1901 to stop the destruction of a book that can possibly restore magic, but in Old New York, Esta must navigate gangs, secret societies, and her feelings for another magician in order to save the future of magic.
Attack of the 50 ft. women: how gender equality can save the world!, Catherine Mayer.
Not a single country anywhere in the world has achieved gender equality. In more than a few countries, progress for women has stalled or is reversing. Voters in the United States chose a misogynist over a female candidate for President. Yet in many of these countries, the majority of politicians and business leaders profess to believe in gender equality, as well they might. One report predicts a boost to global GDP of GBP8.3 trillion by 2025 simply by making faster progress towards narrowing the gender gap. Researchers point to many other potential benefits too, not least in improved relations between the sexes and a healthier, more peaceful planet. If gender equality promises benefits not just to women, but to everyone, why aren't we embracing it? And how can we speed the pace of change? Fewer than nine percent of world leaders are female, but the few women who have broken through include towering figures such as Angela Merkel. Could 50-foot women save the day? These questions have gripped journalist and author Catherine Mayer since she accidentally founded the Women's Equality Party in March 2015 and watched it grow in months from an idea to a vibrant political force with more than 70 branches across the UK. In Attack of the fifty foot women, her insightful, revelatory, often hilarious, and hugely inspiring book, she tackles those questions and many more, sharing inside views and experiences from building a party, and bringing together global research with analyses and interviews based on her own far-flung research.
The amazing adventures of Chilly Billy, Peter Mayle.
Once you've met Chilly Billy and heard of his adventures, you'll never open the fridge door in quite the same way again!
Footprints in the butter: the further adventures of the little man who lives in the fridge, Peter Mayle.
In The Amazing Adventures of Chilly Billy you met the little man who lives in the fridge. Now Footprints in the Butter brings readers further adventures of this delightful character and his many colourful friends.
8 steps to reverse your PCOS: a proven program to reset your hormones, repair your metabolism, and restore your fertility, Fiona McCulloch.
Author and naturopathic doctor Fiona McCulloch dives deep into the science underlying the mysteries of PCOS, offering the newest research and discoveries on the disorder and a detailed array of treatment options. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal condition in women. It afflicts ten to fifteen percent of women worldwide, causing various symptoms, including hair loss, acne, hirsutism, irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, and infertility. This book gives you the knowledge to take charge of your health. Dr McCulloch introduces the key health factors that must be addressed to reverse PCOS. Through quizzes, symptom checklists, and lab tests, she will guide you in identifying which of the factors are present and what you can do to treat them. You will have a clear path to health with the help of this unique, step-by-step natural medicine system to heal your PCOS. Having worked with thousands of people seeking better health over the past fifteen years of her practice, Dr McCulloch is committed to health education and advocacy, enabling her patients with the most current information on health topics and natural therapies with a warm, empathetic approach.
The ninth hour, Alice McDermott.
On a dim winter afternoon in Catholic Brooklyn, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. His suicide reverberates over the decades as decorum, superstition and shame collude to erase the man's brief existence.
If you were here, Fleur McDonald.
The book reveals the events of thirty-five years ago, which led up to the mysterious disappearance of Brianna Donahue's mother from their family farm. Brianna is three years old and very much loved by her mother, Josie, and her father, Russell. What seems like an ordinary work day on the farm becomes a nightmare when Josie vanishes without a trace. Do the travellers found camping on their property have something to do with her disappearance or is it something more sinister?
Caught in time, Julie McElwain.
October 1815: There is only one place Kendra Donovan wants to travel; back to her own time period in the twenty-first century. But since that's not happening, she agrees instead to travel with her new guardian, the Duke of Aldridge, to one of his smaller estates in Lancashire. Their journey takes them through Yorkshire, a region whose breath-taking beauty masks a simmering violence brought on by the Industrial Revolution, which pits mill owner against worker. When Kendra and the Duke encounter a band of Luddites on a lonely, fog-shrouded road, the Duke informs the authorities in the nearby village of East Dingleford that mischief may have been done at the local mill. However, it isn't just mischief but murder that is discovered, when the body of the mill manager, Mr. Stone, is found brutally bludgeoned to death in his office. The Constable is certain the radical-minded Luddites committed the murder. One look at the crime scene and Kendra knows they did not, prompting the Duke to shock the locals by volunteering their services to catch the real killer. Joined by lover Alec and Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly, Kendra must sort through the puzzle of Stone's rather unsavoury life, picking apart alibies and dissecting carefully created deceptions from a growing list of suspects. As a special agent for the FBI, Kendra thought she'd encountered every kind of evil. But when another, even more vicious murder rocks East Dingleford, Kendra realizes that they're dealing with a stone-cold killer?one who has a shocking secret that he will do anything to protect.
Myrren's gift, Fiona McIntosh.
A ten year anniversary edition of bestselling author Fiona McIntosh's most popular title. Life for Myrren should be good - she's a beautiful young woman with bewitching eyes; one grey, the other green. But those entrancing colours are likely to be her downfall, for many believe only a witch could have mismatched eyes. Wyl Thirsk possesses the good habits and wise judgment that have helped the Thirsk family remain leaders for generations. These virtues will serve him well as he finds himself companion to the king's wayward son and though the prince is arrogant and cruel, Wyl is duty bound to protect him. When Myrren crosses paths with Wyl, she is grateful for his compassion and decides to give him an extraordinary gift. It is both powerful and astonishing, but also devastating.
Trust in me, Sophie McKenzie.
Julia has always been the friend that Livy turns to when life is difficult. United fifteen years ago by grief at the brutal murder of Livy's sister, Kara, they've always told each other everything. Or so Livy thought. So when Julia is found dead in her home, Livy cannot come to terms with the news that she chose to end her own life. The Julia that Livy knew was vibrant and vivacious, a far cry from the selfish neurotic that her family seem determined to paint her as. Troubled by doubt but alone in her suspicions, Livy sets out to prove that Julia was in fact murdered. But little does she realise that digging into her best friend's private life will cause her to question everything she thought she knew about Julia. And the truth that Livy discovers will tear the very fabric of her own life apart.
The boss's fake fiancée, Susan Meier.
The perfect fake fiancée–his assistant! Billionaire Mitcham Ochoa never expected to be the best man for his brother and his own ex! But what better way to prove he's over her than to have his very own 'fiancée' at his side…Personal assistant Lila Ross has had a crush on her boss since day one, but surely pretending to be his fiancée is a step too far? She knows she'll be heartbroken when she has to walk away. Only Mitch is beginning to find Lila as indispensable in life as she is in the office!
A bride for the Italian boss, Susan Meier.
Maitre d' Daniella Tate is only visiting the picturesque Tuscan village of Calanetti but, meeting passionate chef Rafe Manchini, she finds the excitement she's always craved. Now, Daniella has a choice: return to her old life or stay as Rafe's bride!
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.
Crash and burn, Fern Michaels.
The Sisterhood: a group of women from all walks of life bound by friendship and a quest for justice. Armed with vast resources, top-notch expertise, and a loyal network of allies around the globe, the Sisterhood will not rest until every wrong is made right. The women of the Sisterhood are united by their mission to help those unable to help themselves. But now they've encountered opponents who share a unique bond of their own. The law firm of Queen, King, Bishop & Rook—the Chessmen—has been a formidable force in Washington, D.C., for decades. And Sisterhood member Nikki Quinn's new case has made her their prime target. Nikki has agreed to represent Livinia Lambert as she files for divorce from her domineering, greedy husband, Wilson "Buzz" Lambert. Buzz, currently Speaker of the House, fears the scandal will scupper his presidential plans, and intends to make life extremely difficult for Livinia—with the Chessmen's help. The Chessmen may play dirty, but the Sisterhood play smart. For too long, the Chessmen have believed themselves above the law they pretend to serve, but there's no statute of limitations on the Sisterhood's particular brand of justice—or their loyalty …
Lethal justice, Fern Michaels.
Smart women … brilliant choices. The women of the Sisterhood are fun, smart, sassy, and determined to get their way every time. But most of all, they are the best friends a woman wants by her side in good times and bad. Meeting once again in Myra Rutledge's beautiful Virginia home, they're ready to face a new challenge and right a vicious wrong … Alexis Thorn, once a successful securities broker, spent a hellish year behind bars for a crime she never committed. Now she has her freedom, but she's left with haunting memories of being hauled from her office in handcuffs … of the cell door clanging shut behind her … of her pleas going unheard. Meanwhile the real criminals–her former employers, Roland Sullivan and his lover Arden Gillespie–continue to make millions by conning the innocent, especially preying on the elderly and taking their life savings. Alexis dreams of getting even. The legal system failed her, but the Sisterhood won't. They have a delicious plan that can give Sullivan and Gillespie a taste of their own bitter medicine.
The French art of not giving a fck: the simple secret to true happiness, the French way, Fabrice Midal.
The bestselling Parisian guide on how to give yourself a break and find true happiness.
Duterte Harry: fire and fury in the Philippines, Jonathan Miller.
The first biography of Rodrigo Duterte, the murderous, unpredictable President of the Philippines, whose war on drugs has seen thousands of people killed in cold blood. Rodrigo Duterte was elected President of the Philippines in 2016. In his first six months in office, 5,000 people were murdered on the streets, gunned down by police officers and vigilante citizens – all with his encouragement and blessing. Duterte is a serial womaniser and a self-confessed killer, who has called both Barack Obama and Pope Francis 'sons of whores'. He is on record as saying he does not 'give a shit' about human rights. Yet he is beloved of the 16.6 million Filipinos who voted for him, seen as down and dirty, vulgar but honest, a breath of fresh air, and an iconoclastic, anti-imperialist rebel. In this revelatory biography, reporter Jonathan Miller charts Duterte's meteoric rise to success, and shows how this fascinating, fearsome man can be seen as the embodiment of populism in our time. Through interviews with Duterte himself, his sister, daughter and son, two former presidents, old friends, death squad hitmen, and relatives of his victims, Miller shows that far from the media cartoon of The Godfather, John Wayne, Hugo Chavez, and Donald Trump rolled into one, Duterte is a sinister, dangerous man, who should not be taken lightly.
A reunion for the rancher, Brenda Minton.
As president of the Lone Star Cowboy League, rancher Carson Thorn is committed to serving his community of Little Horn. But when high school sweetheart Ruby Donovan returns, his steadfast pledge is tested. Ruby left town twelve years ago–taking money from his father and breaking Carson's heart in her wake. Now she's asking for his trust–just as her brother becomes Carson's prime suspect in the rash of recent ranch thefts. Carson is torn. His town is depending on him for justice, but one look in Ruby's eyes has him questioning everything he thought he knew–about truth, about love and about the wisdom of second chances.
Lady-Protector, L E Modesitt.
Though a bloody coup has made Mykella ruler of her land, it has left her and her two sisters bereft of family and uncertain of their friends. With no money and few allies, Mykella is faced with the difficult prospect of rebuilding her nation while trying to hold off a potentially devastating invasion. Resorting to a magical power within her, she is able to read the emotions of others and to spy on the movements of her enemies. But the resurgence of this power might herald the return of an ancient enemy, one that Mykella isn't sure how to face.
The Lord-Protector's daughter, L E Modesitt.
Mykella, the eldest daughter of the Lord-Protector of Lanachrona, discovers that someone is diverting significant sums of money from her father's treasury. Soon a series of fatal and near fatal accidents occur to members of her family and trusted retainers. While Mykella develops a solid idea of who stands behind it all, her every attempt at a solution is used to discredit her. But Mykella is also discovering her talent for magic.
Outcasts of order, L E Modesitt.
Beltur, an Order mage, discovers he possesses frightening powers not seen for hundreds of years. With his new abilities, he survives the war in Elparta and saves the lives of all. However, victory comes with a price. His fellow mages now see him as a threat to be destroyed, and the local merchants want to exploit his power. There's only one way he can remain free and survive—he's going to have to run.
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 …
Calamity Jane, Morris & Goscinny.
Follows the adventures of Lucky Luke as he fights crime in the Old West.
Phil Wire, Morris & Goscinny.
In Bottleneck Gulch, there's a saloon where the owner is a crook of the worst order. When a second saloon opens, our crook isn't happy that someone's selling proper whisky cheaper than his own rotgut. To get rid of the competition, he calls upon an oversized gunman for hire, Phil Wire. But the killer runs afoul of Lucky Luke, who decides to take his place in order to clean up the town - only, not the way his employer expected!
Batman: Batman and son, Grant Morrison.
Batman receives the shock of his life when he discovers that he has a son, Damian! After violent conflict with Robin and Damian, Batman must teach his son what it means to carry the legacy of Gotham's Dark Knight. Meanwhile, mysterious Batman impostors begin to appear on the streets of Gotham. One of these impostors begins to kill cops, working his way towards Police Commissioner Jim Gordon. But after failing in his pursuit and being captured, Batman falls into a coma and his mind flashes back to a defining adventure in the life of a young Bruce Wayne…the hunt for his parents' killer! Collects Batman issues #655-658, #663-669 and #672-675.
Mrs Moreau's warbler: how birds got their names, Stephen Moss.
We use names so often, and with such little thought, that we often forget to pause and wonder about their origins. What do they mean? Where did they come from? And who originally created them? Since the dawn of mankind we have been driven by a primordial urge to name the birds and beasts of the earth and skies. It is through names that we make sense of the world around us, and through understanding these names, we can arrive at a greater awareness of our world. Many of our most familiar birds are named after people or places, sometimes after their sound or appearance, or perhaps after their quirky little habits. But sometimes a little more detective work is required to find the deeper meanings and stories behind the names. And a familiar face such as the blackbird, may not turn out to be named after its colour after all. Through unexpected encounters with the bird kingdom, from the familiar sparrow to the many-coloured rush-tyrant of Patagonia, Stephen Moss shows us that something as small as a name can carry a whole story - an arctic expedition, a pitched battle between rival ornithologists or the discovery of a new system of genetic hybridisation. Mrs Moreau's Warbler is a journey through time, from when humans and birds first shared the world, up to the present day, as we find ourselves struggling to coexist sustainably with our feathered friends.
R is for rebel, Megan Mulry.
Abigail Heyworth, youngest daughter of the 18th Duke of Northrop, is not your typical British royal–she'll take a recycling drive over a charity ball any day. She can't stand hats and heels. Abby's not getting much sympathy, of course, because everyone thinks the life of royalty is so charmed. But to Abigail, keeping up appearances is unbearable, while running away doesn't seem to work either. Just when she feels like she's getting whiplash from swinging between flat-out rebellion to miserable capitulation, Abigail meets an all-American self-made millionaire who challenges her on every level. It may turn out that what Abigail is searching for kind of resembles the American Dream.
Awakened, James S Murray.
After years of waiting, New York's newest subway line is finally ready. Many dignitaries, including the American President, are in attendance for the inaugural run. When the train pulls into the station, they see that all the train cars are empty and the cars' interiors are drenched in blood. As chaos descends, all those in the pavilion scramble to get out. But the horror is only beginning. There's something living beneath New York City, and it's not happy we've woken it up.
Only child, Rhiannon Navin.
Blood orchids: a Lei Crime novel, Toby Neal.
Hawaii is palm trees, black sand and blue water-but for policewoman Lei Texeira, there's a dark side to paradise. Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers-one of whom she'd recently busted. With its echoes of her own past, the murdered girl's harsh life and tragic death affect Lei deeply. She becomes obsessed-even as the killer is drawn to Lei's intensity, feeding off her vulnerabilities and toying with her sanity. Despite her obsession with the case and fear that she's being stalked, Lei finds herself falling in love for the first time. Steaming volcanoes, black sand beaches and shrouded fern forests are the backdrop to Lei's quest for answers - and the stalker is closer than she can imagine, as threads of the past tangle in her future. Lei is determined to find the killer-but he knows where to find her first.
Red rain: a Lei crime novel, Toby Neal.
In Hawaii, a red rain means the death, change, or birth of a chief. The last thing detective Lei Texeira wants to do while her husband is gone is deal with a child homicide cold case—but she gets one anyway, and it takes her beyond her personal limits. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Michael Stevens finds himself in a dark place filled with every kind of threat from crocodiles to kidnappers, and just getting home alive would be a miracle.
Stormy springtime, Betty Neels.
Meg was an old-fashioned girl. She'd been happy to stay quietly at home, looking after her invalid mother. Now the family home was up for sale. Things looked bleak until the new owner of the house, Ralph Culver, offered an ideal solution; Meg could stay on as his housekeeper. Meg found her employer was a difficult man to understand. But he was an easy man to love, even if there was no hope of being loved in return…
Fate is remarkable., Betty Neels.
Sarah Dunn had worked with Hugo van Elven for a long time, and she was astounded when he suddenly proposed to her. Both of them were still recovering from previous unhappy love affairs, which was why Sarah decided to accept. Surely neither of them would wish to get emotionally involved again for a very long time, but she had not considered what would happen if her feelings for Hugo changed, while his remained the same. Could their need for love overcome their painful pasts, and allow a new companionship to grow?
Oh Mexico!: Love and adventure in Mexico City., Lucy Neville.
An irresistibly funny and romantic memoir of love and adventure in Mexico City - a tale of salsa, soap operas and one young woman's bid to evade the realities of life after graduation.
The marine's secret daughter, Carrie Nichols.
She has his eyes. Her mother has his heart. Years have passed since Marine Sergeant Riley Cooper last held his best friend's sister in his arms. Bound for Afghanistan, he believed walking away from Meg McBride was the kindest thing he could do. Now that he's home, Riley doesn't blame Meggie for hating him. But she hasn't told him everything. And he hasn't met the little red-haired girl whose grey eyes so resemble his own…
Whispers from the dead, Joan Lowery Nixon.
After making contact with the spirit world during a near-death experience, Sarah moves to Houston with her parents and receives otherworldly messages about a murder committed in her house.
The beach at Painter's Cove: a novel, Shelley Noble.
A heart-warming story of four generations of women who reunite in their crumbling family mansion by the sea for a dramatic summer filled with love, family, secrets and sisterhood. The Whitaker family's Connecticut mansion, Muses by the Sea, has always been a haven for artists, a hotbed of creativity, extravagances, and the occasional scandal. Art patrons for generations, the Whitakers supported strangers but drained the life out of each other. Now, after being estranged for years, four generations of Whitaker women find themselves once again at The Muses. Leo, the Whitaker matriarch, lives in the rambling mansion crammed with artwork and junk. She plans to stay there until she joins her husband Wes on the knoll overlooking the cove and meadow where they first met.
Christmas at Whisper Beach, Shelley Noble.
The holidays always seem brighter at Whisper Beach Van Moran is ready for happily ever after, even if she's not quite convinced she can get it. After finally opening a second branch of her company in Whisper Beach, she's enjoying her new romance with Joe Enthorpe, the local vineyard owner. She may never have a traditional family, but she won't let that stop her from having a joyful Christmas. Joe is ready to spend a very merry Christmas with Van and his always rambunctious family. But when the mother of a local boy becomes tragically ill, Joe invites him and his sisters to stay at the vineyard. Everything soon begins to unravel as Joe fears the complications will drive Van away and he's desperate to keep their relationship from crumbling. But with every Christmas comes a miracle and soon, Van and Joe learn that it isn't always about the family you make, but the one that lives in your heart.
Forever beach: a novel, Shelley Noble.
One woman struggling to hold on to what she has, Sarah Hargreave is anxious to finalize the adoption of her foster daughter Leila. Once a foster child herself, Sarah longs to become Leila's "forever" family and give her all the love and stability she was denied in her own childhood. When Leila's biological mother suddenly reappears and petitions the court for the return of her daughter, Sarah is terrified she'll lose the little girl she loves to the drug addicted mother who abandoned her. Having grown up in foster care, Ilona Cartwright fights for the rights of children who have no one to fight for them. But to Sarah she is Nonie Blanchard, who grew up in the same group foster home as Sarah. They'd promised to be best friends forever, then Nonie was adopted by a wealthy family, and Sarah never heard from her again. Sarah still hurts from the betrayal. But Nonie harbours her own resentment toward the past. Mistrustful of each other, the two women form a tenuous alliance to ensure Leila's future, but when Leila's very survival is on the line, they'll have to come to terms with their own feelings of hurt and rejection to save the child they both have come to love.
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 shapechanging dragon-shaman Alara. But Shana is no ordinary child: raised by the dragons, she is destined to become the Elvenbane.
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 secondhand 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 …
Queen of the north, Anne O'Brien.
1399: England's crown is under threat. King Richard II holds onto his power by an ever-weakening thread, with exiled Henry of Lancaster back to reclaim his place on the throne. For Elizabeth Mortimer, great-granddaughter of Edward III and wife to Sir Harry Hotspur, there is only one rightful King - her eight-year-old nephew, Edmund. Only he can guarantee her fortunes, and protect her family's rule over the precious Northern lands bordering Scotland. To question her loyalty to the King places Elizabeth in the shadow of the axe. To concede would curdle her Plantagenet blood.
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.
Paddle your own canoe: one man's principles for delicious living, Nick Offerman.
The actor known for roles in such productions as Parks and Recreation shares whimsical musings on a range of topics from love and manliness to grooming and eating meat, offering additional discussions of his life before fame and his courtship of his wife, Megan Mullally.
The lies we tell, Kristina Ohlsson.
How do you choose who to save? Stockholm criminal lawyer Martin Benner is frantically chipping away at the false confession and fabricated evidence linking the deceased Sara Texas to a string of killings. Mio, Sara's four-year-old son, is missing, and Martin has been dragged into finding the child against his will. Meanwhile, someone is trying to frame Martin for murders he didn't commit. Investigators are closing in on him, and time is running out. The bodies continue to pile up, as the people with whom Martin has shared his story begin to die, one by one. And when it becomes clear that the identity of the killer and that of Mio's kidnapper are one and the same, Martin realises that he cannot save both Mio and himself. He has to choose.
Irish romantic comedy: the Tipperary series, Susanne O'Leary.
Three romantic comedies set in County Tipperary, Ireland. The Blow-In: Romance can lurk where you least expect it. Even in the depths of the Irish countryside. Political reporter Finola McGee is not the romantic type. She leads with her chin, shoots from the hip and takes no prisoners. When living on the edge loses its appeal, she escapes Dublin to run the local newspaper in a small Tipperary town. An easy job, friendly neighbours, lovely countryside, and fresh air - what's not to like? But the rural bliss doesn't last longer than a weekend. Finola soon finds herself mixed up in a hornet's nest of conspiracies. And when Hollywood rides into town, a certain heartthrob adds a further twist to an already complicated romance. The Prodigal: It's a long way to Tipperary; especially if you have to face what happened there many years ago…Having left her home town in County Tipperary after a scandal ten years earlier, Desdemona Broadbent arrives back on a special assignment. When she reconnects with family and old friends, history threatens to repeat itself as she is drawn into a love affair that might cause yet another scandal. The arrival in town of a man from her past adds a further twist to an already impossible situation. The Bluestocking: Don't judge a book by its cover, or a woman by her appearance. What you see is not always what you get. Audrey Killian loves her job running the local newspaper in a small Tipperary town. But when a fire destroys the office, her peaceful life is torn apart. Her boss, sexy London publisher Christopher Montgomery, arrives in town with plans to close the paper down, making her an offer she can't refuse. Audrey is suddenly faced with difficult choices. Should she grab the juicy carrot that dangles before her, or stay and get her peaceful life back? Whatever she chooses will change her life forever.
Weapons of math destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy, Cathy O'Neil.
A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a loan, how much we pay for insurance - are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. And yet, as Cathy O'Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and incontestable, even when they're wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discrimination. Tracing the arc of a person's life, O'Neil exposes the black box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These "weapons of math destruction" score teachers and students, sort CVs, grant or deny loans, evaluate workers, target voters, and monitor our health. O'Neil calls on modellers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use. But in the end, it's up to us to become more savvy about the models that govern our lives. This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change.
Darkest web: drugs, death and destroyed lives: the inside story of the internet's evil twin, Eileen Ormsby.
Hitmen for hire, drugs for sale. Inside the dangerous world that lurks beneath the bright, friendly light of your internet screen.
Down and out in Paris and London, George Orwell.
Pluto: a wonder story, R J Palacio.
Wonder told the story of August Pullman: an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him. Pluto looks at Auggie's story through the eyes of his best and oldest friend, Christopher: who has been with Auggie right from the start, shares his love of space, Star Wars and the planets, and knows better than most that being part of Auggie's life comes with its challenges. Poignant, surprising and utterly heart-warming, this is a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved Wonder.
Shingaling: a wonder story, R J Palacio.
Wonder told the story of August Pullman: an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him. SHINGALING looks at Auggie's story through the eyes of smart, kind Charlotte, and takes us into the school year that followed the events of Wonder. Thought-provoking, surprising, poignant and heart-warming, this is a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved Wonder.
Christmas with my cowboy., Diana Palmer.
Her Outback husband: Scott and Darcey MacArthur were the perfect couple, devoted to their life together on the family cattle ranch. With one blistering rumour, it ended in heartbreak–but Scott's mother has a scheme that will reunite them in the Outback for a holiday that will prove it's the season for forgiveness. Kassie's cowboy: A brutal blue norther is battering Wyoming just in time for Christmas when solitary former Marine Travis Grant finds his childhood sweetheart, Kassie Murphy, injured in her car just beyond the ranch where he works. For Travis and Kassie, this snowy silent night will be one last chance to put the painful past behind them–and treat the wounds only love can heal. The snow man: Meadow Dawson needs Santa to deliver a solution to her management of the Colorado ranch she's inherited. Cattleman Dal Blake just wants his pretty neighbor's dog to quit digging under his fence. This Christmas, the unexpected gift of love will surprise them both.
Coldwater, Samuel Parker.
Having forfeited his youth to the state prison system, Michael moved back to the only home he'd ever known. An empty shell of a man who now lived–if it could be called living–in the still vacant house of his parents in a town with one stoplight. A town that hated him. Had always hated him. And was ready to pick up where the prison system had let off. Now he's on the run from men who've tried to kill him once; but Michael is more than an ex-con. A powerful, sinister force creeps inside him, threatening and destructive. Who–and what–it will destroy next is the only real question.
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.
Echoes of Daniel: a five-minute romantic thriller, Bronwyn Parry.
On her first day in Australia, Mairi McDonald collides with her past - or does she? Originally written for a magazine, Bronwyn's challenge was to write a romantic suspense story in just 1500 words. It's the perfect length for a short break with a cup of tea or coffee.
The north wind, Bronwyn Parry.
It's Christmas in the outback town of Dungirri, and Angie Butler has returned to her old home, perhaps for the last time. Her life is elsewhere, and the ties that have for decades bound her family to the struggling town and its old hotel may soon be broken. But the arrival of two strangers in town - Owen Caldwell and his grandfather - along with the hot, dry north wind herald a time of challenge and unexpected change. Owen has no idea why his grandfather has quietly insisted on this Christmas visit to Dungirri, a town he's never been to. But the old doctor has a final quest, and as long-held secrets come to light and Owen and Angie use their skills to assist those in need, they both must decide where they belong, and where their future is.
The Nordic theory of everything: in search of a better life, Anu Partanen.
At a 2012 conference on social mobility, Ed Miliband said: 'If you want the American dream, go to Finland.' For decades, the country best known for opportunity had been the United States, but that crown has now been taken by our Nordic neighbours. When journalist Anu Partanen moved from her Scandinavian home to the US in 2008, she quickly went from being a confident, successful professional to a wary, self-doubting mess. She found that navigating the basics of everyday life - buying a mobile, filing taxes, education and childcare - were more complicated and stressful than anything she had encountered before. As Partanen got to know Americans better, she discovered that they shared her deep apprehension, and to learn why she looked closely at the differences between life in her Nordic home country and the US. In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Partanen focuses on four key relationships: between parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and the government and its citizens. She debunks the criticism that the Nordics are socialist nanny states, revealing instead that it is we who are far more enmeshed in unhealthy dependencies than we realise. Her conclusion: the Nordic approach allows citizens to enjoy more individual freedom and independence. Filled with fascinating insights, advice and practical solutions, The Nordic Theory of Everything makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild society, rekindle optimism and restore true freedom to our lives, while pursuing the 'American' dream by following the Nordic way of life.
Dead shot: Cal Murphy Thriller Series, Book 1, 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.
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?
Dragonlight, Donita K Paul.
Three years of strife have passed since Kale and Bardon freed Paladin's knights. Now, fiery dragons scorch their beautiful countryside as an evil husband-and-wife wizard duo battle one another for supremacy. The people of Amara just want to be left alone, hoping the conflict will disappear. But Paladin is dying, and Bardon and Kale–now married–must accept fateful assignments if their land is to survive. Will their efforts turn the tide against their adversaries?
The promise, Lesley Pearse.
London, 1914. Belle Reilly finally has the life she's dreamed of thanks to a devoted husband in Jimmy and the hat shop she's wanted to own since she was a child. But as the storm clouds of World War One begin to gather, Belle's already turbulent life is to change in ways she never imagined possible. When Jimmy enlists in the army and leaves for the battlefields of Ypres, her world is shattered and she realises she can no longer stand by and watch, she must volunteer to help the wounded. But her work as a Red Cross ambulance driver in France throws her into the path of Etienne, the enigmatic man who played a significant role in her childhood, and Belle finds herself torn agonisingly between forbidden passion and loyalty to a good man. But the past returns to haunt her present in other more unpleasant ways and Belle's character is put to the test like never before. Can she survive this most brutal of wars with her spirit intact? And will destiny finally lead her to lasting happiness even while war rages all around?
The moviegoer, Walker Percy.
A young man, torn between the forces of tradition and change, searches for meaning in post-war America. On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx's one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him. Buoyant yet powerful, The Moviegoer is a poignant indictment of modern values, and an unforgettable story of a week that will change two lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Walker Percy including rare photos from the author's estate.
Beneath the surface, Heidi Perks.
I don't know where you are…I don't know what I've done…Teenager Abigail Ryder is devastated when she gets home from school to find her family gone. Nothing makes sense. Things are missing from the house and her stepsisters' room is completely empty. But the police think she's trouble, and when grandmother Eleanor tells her to forget them all and move on, there's no choice other than face the future - alone. Fourteen years on, Abi and Adam are a happy couple on the verge of parenthood. But when the past comes back to haunt Abi, the only way forward is to go back and uncover the truth - and reveal the dreadful secrets a mother has been hiding all these years.
The one thing more, Anne Perry.
It is January 1793. France is at war with Belgium, Prussia and Austria, and Louis XVI has just been sentenced to death. In Paris, a small group of people fears for the future of a throneless France surrounded by countries terrified that republican ideas - or anarchy - will spread throughout the continent. They are determined to rescue the king, but when their leader is murdered a plan must be pieced together and executed within three days.
12 rules for life: an andidote to chaos, Jordan B Peterson.
Embers of love, Tracie Peterson.
In 1885 the logging industry in eastern Texas is booming, and Deborah Vandermark plans to assist her family's business now that she's completed college. Then she meets Dr. Christopher Clayton, sparking her interest not only in medicine and science–but the doctor, too. When typhoid begins to spread and her best friend's jilted fiancé returns, Deborah wonders if true love can overcome such obstacles … for those dearest to her, and for herself.
Morning's refrain, Tracie Peterson.
When Phoebe Robbins learns her family will move to Sitka, Alaska, she is unsure what this wild, untamed land might offer her. But before she even sets foot on this new territory, she has an unexpected encounter with Dalton Lindquist. When he decides to pursue answers to his past, he finds he must leave Sitka … and the lovely Phoebe. But Dalton is not the only one who has sought her attention. His best friend, Yuri, determines to claim her affection, as well.
A treasure concealed, Tracie Peterson.
In 1890s Montana, a daughter who has moved from one mining camp to the next desires stability and love, not the blue stones her father brings home; when a handsome geologist arrives, he offers her new insight and hope.
Little Viet kitchen., Thuy Pham-Kelly.
Born in a small village in the south of Vietnam, Thuy was surrounded by food and she grew up amidst livestock and fresh produce, with a wonderful variety of fruits, morning markets with freshly picked vegetables and the smells of traditional street food. It's these memories that are the foundation of her food philosophy and culinary creations, and her landmark London restaurant, The Little Viet Kitchen, brings this true taste of Vietnamese cuisine to Islington. It is here that Thuy, along with her husband Dave, has created a dining experience combining the best of restaurateur precision and flair with the comforts of the home kitchen. Embracing all elements of Vietnamese cuisine, Thuy's food enhances and showcases the natural textures and flavours of the organic ingredients she uses. Having moved to the UK aged seven, Thuy has a distinctive approach to Vietnamese cooking in the West, with an authentic core knowledge of Vietnamese culture and a deft understanding of the London restaurant and foodie scene, all of which is brought to life in these pages. Offering a fresh approach and insight into how to make the best of classic dishes and Vietnamese family favourites, it is Thuy's expertise and memories that are the heart of each and every recipe. This book delves into Thuy's journey from Vietnam to England, celebrating her love of Vietnamese cooking, culture and way of life and tantalizing the reader's tastebuds alongside their imaginations, turning everyone's kitchen into a Little Viet Kitchen
Cross her heart, Sarah Pinborough.
Someone is living a lie… but who? Is it Lisa? Haunted by a tragic past, all Lisa wants is a quiet life with her daughter, Ava. And when she meets a new man, things seem to be falling into place. But Lisa is hiding a secret so momentous it could shatter her entire world… Is it Ava? When sixteen-year-old Ava saves a young boy's life, she becomes a local hero. But never in a million years could she have anticipated the fallout of her actions… Is it Marilyn? Marilyn has the perfect life. Her husband, her job, her house-she seems to have it all. But she could never admit to her best friend Lisa the lies she tells herself to get through the day… One moment will change these three women's lives forever. And the secrets they've been keeping could destroy them all.
Everything to live for: the inspirational story of Turia Pitt, Turia Pitt.
Everything to Live For is the story of one young woman's survival against extraordinary odds, a testament to the human spirit. In September 2011, Turia Pitt, a beautiful 25-year-old mining engineer working her dream job in the far north of Western Australia, entered an ultra-marathon race that would change her life forever. Trapped by a fire in a gorge in the remote Kimberly region, Turia and five other competitors had nowhere to run. Turia escaped with catastrophic burns to 65 per cent of her body. With too little unburned skin left for skin grafts, Turia was put in an induced coma in the Burns Unit at Sydney's Concord Hospital while her body fought life-threatening infections and her surgeons imported skin from California. She lost the fingers on her right hand and her fingers on her left are partially fused together. She needed a new nose. There have been numerous operation, yet there are many more to come. While the story of Turia's survival involves many people - other race competitors, her rescuers, medical professionals - at its core is the strong will of Turia herself as she continues the long rehabilitation process with the loving support of her partner, Michael Hoskin, and that of their families in their New South Wales south coast hometown of Ulladulla, where the local community has rallied, raising funds to help with huge medical bills.
Ariel, Sylvia Plath.
The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963. 'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hard-minded … They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity … the book is a major literary event.' A. Alvarez in the Observer.
Capturing the heart of a Cameron, Meara Platt.
This set contains three Farthingale series novellas. Never Dare A Duke: Frances Cameron ought to be spending the month planning her wedding, but when a casual toast on the night of her betrothal escalates into a battle of the sexes, she finds herself obligated on a dare to spend the next thirty days working closely with the handsome and powerful Duke of Kintyre. In winning the dare, will she also lose her heart to the duke? If You Kissed Me: As the beautiful granddaughter of a powerful duke, Lady Evangline Cameron is much sought-after on the Marriage Mart, but the only man who will ever claim her heart is Dr. George Farthingale. How can Evie gain the respected doctor's attention? If only he would kiss her. If You Loved Me: Adelaide Farthingale's journey from York to London as Christmas approaches takes an unexpectedly romantic turn when she meets Desmond Cameron, the handsome Marquis of Blackfell. She's on her way to London to meet her intended husband and can't possibly fall in love with Desmond… can she? Adelaide tucks a kissing bough under her pillow in the hope of dreaming of the man she's supposed to marry, but Desmond keeps popping up in her dreams.
My fair lily, Meara Platt.
Ewan Cameron, estranged grandson of the Duke of Lotheil, is in London because of a deathbed promise made to his father and has no intention of staying beyond his three month obligation. Nothing can tempt him to remain, not even Lily, the beautiful bluestocking determined not only to restore relations between him and his grandfather, but to turn Ewan into a proper gentleman. Ewan, proud of his Scottish heritage, refuses to admit that Lily, a blue-eyed, English girl, has claimed his heart. It doesn't matter that his big lump of a sheepdog is madly in love with her. Nor is it significant that Ewan can always tell Lily apart from her identical twin sister. Always. Lily Farthingale, the scholarly twin, dreams of becoming the first female member of the Royal Society. She grabs at the chance when the elderly Duke of Lotheil approaches her with a proposition - he'll admit her into the Royal Society, if she helps him to establish a relationship with his estranged grandson, Ewan Cameron, a very rough-around-the-edges Scotsman who hates everything English. Between shootings, explosions, and Lily's abduction, Ewan ends up falling in love with Lily in this Pygmalion-inspired story.
The viscount's rose, Meara Platt.
When Rose Farthingale is saved from the rubble of her pottery workshop, she knows that she must repay this debt to her handsome rescuer by abducting him (at his family's desperate urging) in order to save him from the clutches of the scheming woman he is presently courting and intending to marry. But Rose never expects to be abducted with him, or to fall in love with him over the course of their captivity. Viscount Julian Emory is a secret agent of the Crown on an important mission to destroy the spy ring Napoleon has established in London. The woman he's pretending to court is one of Napoleon's most important spies, for only she knows the identity of the traitor within the royal inner circle. He's purposely encouraged the courtship and marriage rumours in the hope she will make a slip and disclose the traitor's identity, but his meddlesome family has just ruined his plans. By forcing him into close quarters with Rose Farthingale, they've put both his mission and this delectable innocent in danger. Can he keep himself from falling in love with Rose long enough to bring down Napoleon's spy organization?
A ranger for the holidays, Allie Pleiter.
In Little Horn, Texas, Amelia Klondike is known as the Queen of Christmas. Her generosity and sheer joy during the holidays is contagious–to everyone except Finn Brannigan. The attractive, wounded stranger doesn't know who he is or where he came from–and he isn't feeling merry at all. It isn't long before Amelia, her grandfather and their adorable dog begin to warm Finn's heart. But when Finn's memory starts to return, his past as a Texas Ranger–the one thing that might cause Amelia to withdraw from him–is revealed. And he worries that he may lose his chance for one perfect Western Christmas with the woman he can't bear to forget…
Witchmark, C L Polk.
Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family's interest or to be committed to a witches' asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn't leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans' hospital, Miles can't hide what he truly is. When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles' healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patient's murder. To find the truth he'll need to rely on the family he despises, and on the kindness of the most gorgeous man he's ever seen.
A very English scandal: sex, lies and a murder plot at the heart of the establishment, John Preston.
In 1979, Jeremy Thorpe, the rising star of the Liberal Party, stood trial for conspiracy to murder. It was the first time that a leading British politician had stood trial on a murder charge. It was the first time that a murder plot had been hatched in the House of Commons. And it was the first time that a prominent public figure had been exposed as a philandering homosexual.
The family plot, Cherie Priest.
Dahlia Dutton's father is thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Winthrow appears in his office and makes a deal for his company, Music City Salvage, to take over and liquidate her massive family estate in Chattanooga. He gives the job to Dahlia, who gathers a crew and a couple of trucks and heads for the estate–an ancient house, a barn, a carriage house, and a small, overgrown cemetery that Augusta Winthrow left out of the paperwork. She left out a lot of things. Although in unusually great shape, the empty house is harbouring something angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. After all, there's still room in the strange little family plot.
Lead inside the box: how smart leaders guide their teams to exceptional results, Victor Prince.
Every employee is different, but unfortunately many leaders use a one-size-fits-all approach to leading. In doing so, these otherwise well-intentioned leaders are working harder than they should while not getting all they could out of their teams. Lead Inside the Box gives leaders a way to get the best out of their teams by focusing their energy where it will make the biggest difference.
Poor your soul, Mira Ptacin.
At age twenty-eight, Mira Ptacin discovered she was pregnant. Though it was unplanned, she soon embraced the pregnancy and became engaged to Andrew, the father. Five months later, an ultrasound revealed birth defects that would give the child no chance of survival outside the womb. Mira was given three options: terminate her pregnancy, induce early delivery, or wait and inevitably miscarry. Mira's story is woven together with the story of her mother, who emigrated from Poland (also at the age of twenty-eight) and whose adopted son, Julian died tragically. Poor Your Soul is a beautiful examination of free will, love, and the fierce bonds of family.
Don't cry, Tai Lake, Xiaolong Qiu.
Offered a luxury vacation near Lake Tai, Chief Inspector Chen Cao is drawn into the murder investigation of a manufacturing plant director who had been accused of polluting the once-beautiful lake, a case that implicates the leader of a local ecological group.
Enigma of China, Xiaolong Qiu.
In line for the top politic position of the Shanghai Police Department, Chief Inspector Chen Cao is drawn into the investigation of a major party member's son, whose suspicious suicide in the face of corruption charges forces Chen to make a difficult choice.
You never forget your first earl, Ella Quinn.
With her three good friends all recently married, Elizabeth Turley is ready for some husband-hunting of her own. One gentleman in particular sparks her interest. Geoffrey, Earl of Harrington is tall, handsome, and dashing. He's also just a bit too sure of himself. But Elizabeth has observed enough about the rules of attraction to pique the earl's attention. Yet once she has it, the discovery of a troubling secret taints her future happiness. Lord Harrington must marry or lose a prestigious position in Brussels, and pretty, well-connected Elizabeth fits his needs admirably. But could it be that he has underestimated his bride? She doesn't bat an eye in the face of the danger they encounter overseas. She's strong-willed, intelligent, and more enticing each day–yet also more indifferent to him. Now Geoffrey faces his greatest challenge: to woo and win his own wife, or risk losing her for good.
A dream of miracles: an Amish wonders novel, Ruth Reid.
Mattie is at opposition with Bo before they even meet. And the stirrings of love are overshadowed by the need for a miracle to heal a young boy. Widow Mattie Diener's son is terribly sick, and she doesn't know why. At her wit's end, she takes him to the local hospital, except a city doctor is filling in for the usual physician. When the new doctor accuses Mattie of child abuse because of the boy's mysterious symptoms, Mattie's nightmare turns from bad to worse. Bo Lambright works for social services and is assigned to the case. Even though he believes in his heart that Mattie is innocent, he is required to investigate the boy's symptoms. Mattie checks her son out of the hospital against medical advice, but is arrested. Bo ends up bailing her out, but she feels she can't trust him because of the horrible accusations, and she would never harm her children. Meanwhile, Bo is having dreams that seem crazy but might actually be the answer to all of their prayers. Can they find out what is truly wrong with Mattie's son so he can be healed? And will the romantic tension between Bo and Mattie lead to something more, in spite of the past Bo has left behind?
The earl in my bed, Stacy Reid.
For years, Daphne Wentworth, Countess Carrington has loved her powerful, enigmatic husband, despite the fact that they married under less than ideal circumstances. But no more. Finally at her breaking point, Daphne intends to create a scandal so big, her austere husband will have no choice but to divorce her. Except everything goes awry when he surprises her with the last thing she expected. Sylvester Wentworth, Earl of Carrington, has returned to London for one reason–to seduce his wife. After a near-death experience, he is in need of an heir and means to make his marriage a real one. To his shock, though, his wicked, beautiful countess wants the exact opposite, and he must now do everything possible to entice his countess to stay forever.
Nyxia, Scott Reintgen.
The number of zeroes on the Babel Corporation's contract has Emmett Atwater boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family– forever. But it turns out he's one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden– a planet that Babel has kept hidden. There they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe. Emmett has a choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won't forever compromise what it means to be human.
Raising can-do kids: giving children the tools to thrive in a fast-changing world, Richard Rende.
In a world that's changing at warp speed, our kids will need to navigate a path to success without a roadmap something entrepreneurs do every day. What if we looked to the world of entrepreneurship, in addition to child development experts, for insights on helping kids gain the skills they'll need in order to prosper personally and professionally? Raising Can-Do Kids is the first book to make a link between the essential qualities that make great entrepreneurs tick and what we know about how children learn and grow, offering parents proven ways to raise kids who embrace the uncertain, challenging adventure that is growing up in today's (and tomorrow's) changing world. Each chapter is devoted to a quality including curiosity, inventiveness, optimism, opportunity-seeking, compassion, and service and reveals how parents can nurture these qualities. Filled with engaging examples and actionable insights, Raising Can-Do Kids introduces a timely new paradigm for parents one that will help "future-proof" our children and set them up for success on their own terms.
The queen of the damned, Anne Rice.
Intertwines the stories of rock star and vampire Lestat, beautiful twins haunted by a gruesome tragedy, and Akasha, mother of all vampires, who dreams of godhood.
The captain's bluestocking mistress, Erica Ridley.
Captain Xavier Grey's body is back amongst the beau monde, but his mind cannot break free from the horrors of war. His friends try to help him find peace. He knows he doesn't deserve it. Just like he doesn't deserve the attentions of the sultry bluestocking intent on seducing him into bed. Spinster Jane Downing wants off the shelf and into the arms of a hot-blooded man. Specifically, the dark and dangerous Captain Grey. She may not be destined to be his wife, but nothing will stop her from being his mistress. She could quote classical Greek by the age of four. How hard can it be to learn the language of love?
The earl's defiant wallflower, Erica Ridley.
Oliver York returns from war to find his father dead, his finances in arrears, and himself the new Earl of Carlisle. If he doesn't marry an heiress—and fast!—he and his tenants are going to be pitching tents down by the Thames. He definitely shouldn't be trading kisses with a penniless debutante… no matter how captivating she is! Miss Grace Halton is in England just long enough to satisfy the terms of her dowry. But a marriage of convenience isn't as easy as she'd hoped. Back in America, her ailing mother needs medicine only Grace's dowry can afford. Which means the dashing earl she can't get out of her mind is the one man she can't let into her heart.
A Bravo for Christmas, Christine Rimmer.
Powerful CEO Darius Bravo always gets what he wants. And he has wanted Ava Malloy since high school. Darius is already adored by Ava's spirited daughter. Helping Sylvie brings him closer to the widowed single mum. Then suddenly, distant Ava makes her romantic intentions crystal clear…with one condition.A holiday fling with the irresistible man is a thrilling way for Ava to welcome the New Year. She can't promise Darius the future–one devastating heartbreak is enough. But Ava underestimates his staying power. She might just get a Bravo under the mistletoe and in her arms forever!
Carter Bravo's Christmas bride, Christine Rimmer.
Compatible? Check. Chemistry? Check. Love? Check…mate! When Carter Bravo decides it's time to settle down this Christmas, the once-burned, no-strings-attached hunk chooses the one woman who isn't looking to be swept off her feet. Not only does his business partner and best buddy, Paige Kettleman, say yes–the chemistry sizzling between them is further proof that she's his ideal mate. Carter's no-nonsense proposition isn't exactly the romantic proposal Paige dreamed about under the mistletoe. After five years of building a business and sharing confidences, her dearest friend still has no idea how she really feels about him. If he did, he'd go running for the Colorado hills. Unless Paige can show Carter how to turn a test-run engagement into the real thing: a holiday wedding with all the trimmings–including love!
Cinderella's Big Sky Groom, Christine Rimmer.
Ross Garrison was everything Lynn Taylor had ever dreamed of in a prince. And in one fairy-tale night, she gave him her innocence; and her heart. Now everyone was talking about how the prim schoolteacher turned up in the sexy lawyer's bed; until Ross gave the townsfolk something to really talk about and claimed Lynn as his bride-to-be! Lynn knew Ross was only trying to protect her honour. After all, this confirmed bachelor was about as far from marriage material as a man could be. Unless, of course, he fell in love….
The good girl's second chance, Christine Rimmer.
The littlest matchmaker of them all…Quinn Bravo is a committed single dad–emphasis on single. The millionaire bachelor is focused on his four-year-old daughter and his fitness business. So while he's intrigued by his beautiful new interior decorator, Quinn resolves to keep the chemistry at a simmer. Until one night together causes their attraction to burst into flame…After her ex-husband betrayed her, local good girl Chloe Winchester returned to Justice Creek, determined not to risk her heart again. Still, maybe she can live out some teenage fantasies with sexy Quinn while redecorating his house. But first Chloe will have to avoid falling for one adorable little girl and the man of her dreams!
Not quite married, Christine Rimmer.
It was hard enough for Clara Bravo to face gorgeous Dalton Ames after he ended their idyllic fling. But confessing that she was pregnant took real guts! Oh, Clara didn't lack the fortitude to notify Dalton of his impending fatherhood. It was turning down the irresistible banker's proposal—just for their baby's sake—that she found difficult. Dalton pushed Clara away because he couldn't risk his heart again after his recent divorce—not because he didn't feel anything for the brunette beauty! When he discovered her pregnancy, Dalton was determined to create the picture-perfect home with the one woman he could never forget. Now, if only he could convince Clara that their family was forever.
Eagle & crane, Suzanne Rindell.
Louis Thorn and Haruto "Harry" Yamada, Eagle and Crane, are the star attractions of Earl Shaw's Flying Circus, a daredevil (and not exactly legal) flying act that traverses Depression-era California. The young men have a complicated relationship, thanks to the Thorn family's belief that the Yamadas; Japanese immigrants, stole land that should have stayed in the Thorn family. When Louis and Harry become aerial stuntmen, performing death-defying tricks high above audiences, they're both drawn to Shaw's smart and appealing stepdaughter, Ava Brooks. After the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and one of Shaw's planes mysteriously crashes and two charred bodies are discovered in it, authorities conclude that the victims were Harry and his father, Kenichi, who had escaped from a Japanese internment camp they had been sent to by the federal government. To the local sheriff, the situation is open and shut. But to the lone FBI agent assigned to the case, the details don't add up. Thus begins an investigation into what really happened to cause the plane crash, who was in the plane when it fell from the sky, and why no one involved seems willing to tell the truth. By turns an absorbing mystery and a fascinating exploration of race, family and loyalty, Eagle and Crane is that rare novel that tells a gripping story as it explores a terrible era of American history.
The red letter, Kate Riordan.
Secrets and lies in the 1930s in an atmospheric short story from the bestselling author of The Girl in the Photograph. Marjorie knows that James has had affairs in the past but she believed him when he said it would never happen again. Then the old warning signs start to reappear. He stays late at work and seems distracted when he's at home. That doesn't stop her breath catching in her throat when she sees the letter inked into his diary. A red A - seemingly innocuous and yet devastating. Undeniable. She was a clever, independent and desirable woman once. Not someone's second best with a broken spirit. And as Marjorie looks at the red letter A - Amy? Angela? - she realises that it's time to rediscover herself and take back control of her life. This short story also includes an exclusive extract from Kate Riordan's new novel The Shadow Hour.
The masterpiece, Francine Rivers.
A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want; money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breath-taking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist; an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison. Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it's as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together, until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship, and both their lives, forever.
Geology lab for kids: 52 projects to explore rocks, gems, geodes, crystals, fossils, and other wonders of the Earth's surface., Garret Romaine.
Geology Lab for Kids is a family-friendly guide to the wonders of geology, like crystals and fossils, the layers of the earth's crust, and the eruption of geysers and volcanoes.
Under the never sky, Veronica Rossi.
Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim. Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive. If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers.
The plot against America, Philip Roth.
The Plot Against America explores a wholly imagined thesis and sees it through to the end: Charles A. Lindbergh defeats FDR for the Presidency in 1940. Lindbergh, the "Lone Eagle," captured the country's imagination by his solo Atlantic crossing in 1927 in the monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis, then had the country's sympathy upon the kidnapping and murder of his young son. He was a true American hero: brave, modest, handsome, a patriot. According to some reliable sources, he was also a rabid isolationist, Nazi sympathizer, and a crypto-fascist. It is these latter attributes of Lindbergh that inform the novel.
Tenth man down, Chris Ryan.
The Courbet connection, Estelle Ryan.
Forged masterpieces. Kidnapped students. The dark net. Nonverbal communications expert Doctor Genevieve Lenard's search for an international assassin is rudely interrupted by an autistic teenager who claims that forged masterpieces are being sold on the dark net–a secret internet few know exists. The resulting probe uncovers an underground marketplace offering much more sinister products and services. Including murder. An official investigation into one of her team members and the discovery of dozens of missing students across Europe adds immense pressure on Genevieve to find out if one person is masterminding these seemingly unrelated cases. What starts out as a search for illegal art sales soon turns into a desperate hunt for clues to uncover the conspiracy to destroy her team member and murder more students. Timing becomes even more crucial when someone close to her disappears and the assassin she's been looking for is the key to preventing another senseless death.
The Flinck connection, Estelle Ryan.
A murdered politician. An unsolved art heist. An international conspiracy. A cryptic online message leads nonverbal communications expert Doctor Genevieve Lenard to the body of a brutally murdered politician. Despite being ordered not to investigate, Genevieve and her team look into this vicious crime. More online messages follow, leading them down a path lined with corruption, a sadistic assassin, an oil scandal and one of the biggest heists in history.
The Genevieve Lenard connections, Estelle Ryan.
The Gauguin connection: Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries. Art crime at its worst. As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing - not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills - prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life. It started as a favour to help her boss' acerbic friend look into the murder of a young artist, but soon it proves to be far more complex. Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the meaning of friendship, expanding her social definitions, and for the first time in her life be part of a team in a race to stop more artists from being murdered. The Dante connection: Art theft. Coded messages. A high-level threat. Despite her initial disbelief, Doctor Genevieve Lenard discovers that she is the key that connects stolen works of art, ciphers and sinister threats. Betrayed by the people who called themselves her friends, Genevieve throws herself into her insurance investigation job with autistic single-mindedness. When hacker Francine appears beaten and bloodied on her doorstep, begging for her help, Genevieve is forced to get past the hurt of her friends' abandonment and team up with them to find the perpetrators. Little does she know that it will take her on a journey through not one, but two twisted minds to discover the true target of their mysterious messages. It will take all her personal strength and knowledge as a nonverbal communications expert to overcome fears that could cost not only her life, but the lives of many others. The Braque connection: Forged masterpieces. Hidden messages. A desperate swan song. When world-renowned nonverbal communication expert Doctor Genevieve Lenard wakes up in an unknown location, drugged and kidnapped, it pushes the limits of her autism coping skills. For the last year, Russian philanthropist and psychopath Tomasz Kubanov has been studying Genevieve just as she and her team have been studying him. Now forged paintings and mysterious murders are surfacing around her team, with evidence pointing to one of them as the killer.Genevieve knows Kubanov is behind these senseless acts of violence. What she doesn't understand are the inconsistencies between his actions and the cryptic messages he sends. Something has triggered his unpredictable behaviour, something that might result in many more deaths, including those she cares for.Because this time, Kubanov has nothing to lose.
Cast in deception, Michelle Sagara.
Private Kaylin Neya thought her home couldn't possibly get more crowded. But when one of her housemates, Annarion, decides to undertake the Barrani Test of Name, his friends refuse to let him face his task alone – and Kaylin's sentient home. Helen, is the only structure capable of shielding the rest of Elantra from the magnitude of their power. Annarion and Mandoran almost caused the destruction of the High Halls once already. Add nine of their closest friends, and the danger is astronomically higher – especially since these guests are at the heart of a political firestorm. Imprisoned almost a millennium ago, their recent freedom threatens the rulership of several prominent Barrani families, and the machinations of those Lords make it almost impossible to tell friend from foe. As political tensions ramp up, the shadows beneath the High Halls are seeking a freedom that has never been possible before. Kaylin must find a way to keep those shadows from escaping, or that freedom will destroy her city, the empire and everything she holds dear.
The Highlander's promise, Lynsay Sands.
Rescued by Aulay Buchanan after being left for dead, Jetta, who believes Aulay to be her husband, desperately tries to remember who she is and who is trying to kill her with the help of this brave, loyal warrior.
Winter in Madrid, C J Sansom.
1940: The Spanish Civil War is over, and Madrid lies ruined, its people starving, while the Germans continue their relentless march through Europe. Britain now stands alone while General Franco considers whether to abandon neutrality and enter the war. Into this uncertain world comes Harry Brett: a traumatised veteran of Dunkirk turned reluctant spy for the British Secret Service. Sent to gain the confidence of old schoolfriend Sandy Forsyth, now a shady Madrid businessman, Harry finds himself involved in a dangerous game - and surrounded by memories. Meanwhile Sandy's girlfriend, ex-Red Cross nurse Barbara Clare, is engaged on a secret mission of her own - to find her former lover Bernie Piper, a passionate Communist in the International Brigades, who vanished on the bloody battlefields of the Jarama. In a vivid and haunting depiction of wartime Spain, Winter in Madrid is an intimate and compelling tale which offers a remarkable sense of history unfolding, and the profound impact of impossible choices.
Goodbye, things: on minimalist living, Fumio Sasaki.
Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert. He's just a regular guy who was stressed at work, insecure, and constantly comparing himself to others - until one day he decided to throw away everything he didn't feel like he truly needed, including books, clothes, musical instruments, furniture and gadgets. While this process wasn't easy, the benefits were instantaneous and absolutely remarkable: without all his stuff, Sasaki finally felt true freedom, peace of mind, and a new kind of happiness. Goodbye, Things explores why we measure our worth by the things we own and how minimalism will not only transform our space but truly enrich our lives. Along the way, Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering tips on the minimizing process and revealing the profound ways in which he has changed since he got rid of everything he didn't truly need.
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 terrorize 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.
Dolly's mixture., Dorothy Scannell.
It's the 1950's, and Dolly and her husband Chas are now Grocers and Provision Merchants. Owning a shop was a childhood dream of Dolly's, though it wouldn't have happened had Dolly's rice puddings been a little better. And it is at this relatively advanced age, amid the continuing adventures and misadventures of Dolly's eccentric and hilarious family, Dolly finds a best friend for the first time in her life.
Dolly's war., Dorothy Scannell.
Dolly Scannell, author of East End classic memoir Mother Knew Best, has now established her home front, wife to the embattled Chas, and proud keeper of her own house. Life is still full of small but piquant joys, sorrows and bizarre happenstances - like Dolly's need to take her household rubbish back to her mother for fear of her new landlord. Before long she's a mum as well, but then comes the war and her cheerful wit and unquenchable spirit are needed more than ever. Gas masks, ration books, GI's (over-sexed, etc), a chaotic Jewish wedding, husband Chas in the Army, while Dolly takes on his insurance selling door-to-door, encounters a murderous landlady and spends time evacuated from her beloved London to Wales and Suffolk - before being restored to her beloved and enormous family, her mother still matriach of all. A treasure, recalled and retold by the author at her inimitable best!
Mother knew best., Dorothy Scannell.
In the East End of Dolly's childhood, people met poverty and hardship with unfailing optimism and humour. Dolly grew up with nine brothers and sisters, her father - a plumber earning two pounds a week and a man who believed that 'all aristocratic men were disease-ridden and possessed bald-headed wives because of the rich food and wine they consumed' - and of course Mother, who cared for her large brood with rare wisdom, laughter, and unbounded love. The menagerie also occasionally included members of the animal kingdom, but no mere cats and dogs - instead there were chinchillas, cannibalistic chickens, a ferocious eel kept in a pail of water, and even, eventually, the pride of mother's wardrobe, a kangaroo-fur coat.
The homebrewer's handbook: an illustrated beginner's guide, Matthew Schaefer.
The Homebrewer's handbook will teach you everything you need to know to get started in this increasingly popular hobby. Teaching you all about beer and the few very simple components required to make it malted barley, hops, yeast, and water this comprehensive guide includes an overview of the brewing process, detailed explanations of extract, partial-mash, and all-grain brewing. The best equipment for each process and methods for cleaning and sanitizing; suggestions on how to correct batches with off-flavours and aromas; and how to make bottling your beer easy.
Currawong Creek, Jennifer Scoullar.
When Brisbane lawyer Clare Mitchell finds herself the unlikely guardian of a small troubled boy, her ordered life is turned upside down. In desperation, she takes Jack to stay at Currawong Creek, her grandfather's horse stud in the foothills of the beautiful Bunya Mountains. Being at Currawong feels like coming home. Her grandad adores having them there. Jack falls in love with the animals, his misery banished. Clare relaxes for the first time in years, and finds herself falling hard for the kind, handsome local vet. But trouble is coming, in the form of the Pyramid Mining Company, trouble that threatens to destroy not only Clare's newfound happiness, but also the livelihoods of her new neighbours, and the peace and beauty of the land she loves.
Fortune's son, Jennifer Scoullar.
Can one man's revenge become his redemption? Young Luke Tyler has everything going for him: brains, looks and a larrikin charm that turns heads. The future appears bright, until he defends his sister from the powerful Sir Henry Abbot. His reward is fifteen years hard labour on a prison farm in Tasmania's remote highlands. Luke escapes, finding sanctuary with a local philanthropist, Daniel Campbell, and starting a forbidden relationship with Daniel's daughter, Belle. But when Luke is betrayed, he must flee or be hanged. With all seeming lost, Luke sails to South Africa to start afresh. Yet he remains haunted by the past, and by Belle, the woman he can't forget. When he returns to seek revenge and reclaim his life, his actions will have shattering consequences - for the innocent as well as the guilty. Set against a backdrop of wild Tasmania, Australian gold and African diamonds, Fortune's Son is an epic story of betrayal, love and one man's struggle to triumph over adversity and find his way home.
Love will tear us apart, Holly Seddon.
Fearing eternal singledom, childhood friends Kate and Paul make the age-old vow that if they don't find love by thirty, they will marry each other. Years later, with the deadline of their 30th birthdays approaching, the unlikely couple decide to keep their teenage promise. After all, they are such good friends. Surely that's enough to make a marriage? Now, on the eve of their 10th wedding anniversary, they will discover that love between men and women is more complex, and more precarious, than they could ever have imagined. As Kate struggles with a secret that reaches far into their past, will the couple's vow become the very thing that threatens their future?
Marriage, a journey and a dog, Brenda H Sedgwick.
40-year-old Natalie has no experience of driving through Europe when she has to leave her sleepy market town in the South of England to collect her husband Gerry, from a French hospital. She drives an old Fiat and has only her little dog for company. Gerry loves sport more than his wife and now he is restricted to a hospital bed after a cycling accident. She gets lost on her way to the hospital, then makes the uncharacteristic decision to stay lost, having adventures in France and Spain. In Paris she faces the reality that love and passion are missing from her marriage. From Paris, Natalie drives through France and across the Pyrenees and onto Barcelona, her experiences forging an adventurous spirit in her, and Flamenco dancing releasing her wild side. While Gerry is annoyed at her stupidity at getting lost, as well he might, she is having a great time. The gulf between them widens. Natalie believes in marriage and they have a 16-year-old daughter. On her return she desperately holds on to their relationship, and tries to make her new found self, fit into her old life. Her journey has opened up a new career opportunity. A romantic liaison has left her wondering about what she is missing in her marriage. Will she be able to mend her marriage? Should she take a risk and leave Gerry, and everything she has known? Can she truly break free from their past?
The dance of death, Kate Sedley.
Roger the Chapman is far from pleased when Timothy Plummer, Spymaster General to the King, commands him to undertake a mission, accompanying the beautiful but manipulative Eloise Gray on a special journey to Paris, pretending to be her husband.
The midsummer crown: the new Roger the Chapman mystery, Kate Sedley.
As Richard of Gloucester begins his bid for the English crown in 1483, Roger investigates the disappearance of a young boy whose tutor has been found murdered in an apparently locked room.
The Tintern treasure, Kate Sedley.
An important discovery puts Roger the Chapman's life in danger. In the autumn of 1483, Roger goes on an errand of mercy to Hereford, where he is caught up in the Duke of Buckingham's rebellion against the new king, Richard III. Roger takes refuge in Tintern Abbey, but on his return to Bristol, a murder and a series of house robberies lead him to the eventual discovery of the treasure stolen from the abbey on the night he was there. It also means great danger, not only for himself, but a member of his family.
Wheel of fate, Kate Sedley.
"In fifteenth-century London, the child-king is not the only one under threat - ""1483." Amidst the chaos following the death of King Edward IV, Roger the Chapman is called to London to investigate a threat to the Godslove family. In the past year, there have been two deaths and a mysterious poisoning. Roger dismisses their worries at first but, when another member of the family disappears, he stumbles across a shocking secret that threatens to destroy the entire Godslove family.
Becoming Ellen: a novel, Shari Shattuck.
Ellen Homes is done being invisible. Well, sort of. Living with her closest friends, Temerity and Justice, has helped her step out of the shell of invisibility she once hid away in. She still seeks refuge in solitary time and observing from afar, but she has pushed herself to open up to others in ways that bring her unexpected happiness. But when a terrible bus crash upends her normal routine, Ellen finds herself on a whirlwind crusade for the unseen and downtrodden. Only this time, helping others—including two young children with no one else to turn to—will mean facing a pain from her past that she's long tucked away. Picking up where Invisible Ellen left off, Emerging Ellen returns us to the touching, poignant, and compassionate world of Ellen Homes as she learns how to navigate the world she has decided to become a part of.
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. Our security nightmare becomes real when monsters from the delegates - mythologies begin mysteriously appearing in the flesh to hunt delegates from every side of the debate. And when the hotel gets sucked into another dimension, there's no escape. We discover that we're all pieces in an elaborate and deadly game. A game about to spill out into the real world. Failing to escape is game over and not an option. We have to save the world - but first, we have to save ourselves.
The breaking point, Sue Shellenbarger.
From the cover of Time to Desperate Housewives, the phenomenon of women in midlife experiencing a period of tumultuous personal upheaval-a breaking point-has reached a peak in our culture. Today, more than 15 million baby boomer women report having a midlife crisis compared to 14 million men. In The Breaking Point, Wall Street Journal columnist Sue Shellenbarger looks beyond the numbers to discover the root of all this angst and examine the ways, both successful and not, that women are navigating this crucial transition period. Drawing on original research data and interviews with more than fifty women, The Breaking Point uses real-life stories to illustrate the different archetypes and modes the course of reinvention follows. The book also shows women how to avoid the pitfalls of a midlife meltdown-ruined relationships and jettisoned careers-and instead transform this turbulent time into a period of personal growth that will enrich the rest of their lives. Once every decade or so a book comes along that defines the collective experience of an entire generation. Provocative, insightful, and resonant, The Breaking Point is just such a book.
The rise and fall of the Third Reich, William L Shirer.
Since its publication five decades ago, William L. Shirer's monumental study of Hitler's empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the twentieth century's blackest hours. A worldwide bestseller with millions of copies in print, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. Here, in a thoughtful new introduction for the fiftieth anniversary of its National Book Award win, Ron Rosenbaum, author of the much-admired Explaining Hitler, takes a fresh and penetrating look at this vital and enduring classic and the role it continues to play in today's discussions of the history of Nazi Germany.
Fully coherent plan, David Shrigley.
I invite you to imagine a plan for a new and better society where everything is very coherent and makes a lot of sense and nothing is confusing or awful. No need to imagine. Here is the plan. The plan is illustrated. The plan is quite complicated. But not too complicated. I think you will be thrilled by it. I am certain you will be thrilled by it. No need to read massive volumes or use the internet. JUST READ THIS ONLY THIS.
Tatiana's table, Paullina Simons.
Basically this is a collection of Tatiana's favourite recipes, the first truly epic cookbook, which spans the second half of the twentieth century and two continents, through times of war, times of famine, times of peace, and times of plenty. Here are delectable peeks into the life and love of Tatiana and Alexander as well as their children and grandchildren. From traditional Russian cuisine to American staples, to exotic dishes with international flair, Tatiana's Table is full of twists and turns to delight readers and food lovers everywhere.
JoJo's guide to the sweet life: #PeaceOutHaterz, JoJo Siwa.
You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, or maybe you fell in love with her on Dance Moms. JoJo's nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation's version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood's belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo's personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo's story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams.
Quick keto meals in 30 minutes or less: 100 easy prep-and-cook low-carb recipes for maximum weight loss and improved health, Martina Slajerova.
Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less gives readers 100 delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner (and even snacks) that are quick, easy, varied, and delicious.
Blonde hair, blue eyes: a short story, Karin Slaughter.
A missing girl in the news reminds Julia Carroll of herself: nineteen, beautiful, blonde hair, blue eyes. Julia begins to dig deeper and plans an article for her college paper. She becomes gradually more obsessed with the case, never imagining how close she herself is to danger. Includes an extract from Karin Slaughter's gripping new novel, Pretty Girls.
, Karin Slaughter.
Growing up dirt poor, Charlie Lam worked his ass off to make something of himself, no thanks to his deadbeat father or his long-suffering mother. And now a lot of people depend on Charlie: by his last count, sixty-eight employees at his Atlanta auto dealership, eleven shiftless brothers and sisters, an ungrateful wife, a spoiled daughter, a shameless girlfriend. Who could really blame him for wanting a little extra? The arrangement is simple: Charlie picks up a suit from the dry cleaner's. In the suit pocket is the name of a very important man. The next day, that man walks into the dealership, drives out in a new car, and Charlie gets a fat envelope full of cash. Everyone's happy. No one gets hurt. So long as Charlie doesn't cross his business partner. But with one twist of a knife, the unthinkable happens. And suddenly Charlie is in deeper trouble than he could have possibly imagined.
Necessary women; and, The mean time, Karin Slaughter.
Necessary women: She was fourteen when she watched mother die. With her mother gone, her father told her she had to be the woman of the house. And then he went away for six months. Now she's got a surprise for him. The mean time: It's a hot summer's day and twelve-year-old Peanut and her cousins are being driven into town on the back of a trailer drawn by Uncle Toby in his tractor. It's Peanut's 'mean time' age and she's about to do something she'll regret.
Remmy Rothstein toes the line: a short story, Karin Slaughter.
As an intrepid adjudicator of World Records, Mindy Patel has met lots of strange people in lots of strange places. But they're no match for the Swampers of the Georgia bayou. Mindy has braved the oppressive August heat in search of Remmy Rothstein, who they call 'The Cajun Jew'. If the photos are indeed accurate, she might be about to certify Remmy as the World Record Holder for Longest Tongue in the World, and maybe even the Widest. First Mindy meets Remmy's half-brother, Buell Rabinowitz, surely the world's only one-legged, albino, Jewish African American. Then she makes the acquaintance of Remmy's mother, a foul-mouthed old woman with an impressive beard. None of which prepares her for an eyeful of Remmy: a man who measures up to his singular reputation in ways that will change the course of Mindy's life.
Belgium & Luxembourg, Helena Smith.
Fabulously historic and bursting with cutting-edge art, yet never really showy, these little countries are full of big surprises, whether you're ducking for oranges at a surreal Belgian carnival or finding glorious castles among Luxembourg's forested hills.
The Earl of Pembroke, Lauren Diana Smith.
She's a servant masquerading as a lady… Gillian Beaumont never had a fairy-tale life: she was left penniless after her father's death, forcing her into service as a lady's maid. Luckily, her mistress is more adventurous than most ladies and soon Gillian is aiding her espionage. One such spy mission forces Gillian to masquerade as a high-born lady to infiltrate a Hellfire Club. But when she falls into the club's trap, she's rescued by gentleman rogue, the Earl of Pembroke. His heated kisses make her long for a different life, but she has a secret that could destroy everything. He's a gentleman on the outside, but a rogue on the inside…James Fordyce, Earl of Pembroke, tries to be a well-behaved man—for the most part. A member of the Wicked Earls' Club, he has his fair share of notoriety, but he's longing for the day when he might settle down. A chance encounter with a mysterious beauty leaves him feeling full of hope. When she vanishes without a trace and danger seems to be following her, he knows he must find her and rescue the woman he is determined to make the future Countess of Pembroke. Tracking her down to the seedy halls of a Hellfire Club, he knows he'll have to fight against all odds to save her before it's too late.
The rogue's seduction, Lauren Diana Smith.
Lord Vaughn, Viscount Darlington, has a dark reputation for sinful pleasures, putting off even the most ardent mamas who crave his title for their unmarried daughters They say he's dangerous enough to ruin a woman with just one look. But he can't resist the pleas of a woman who needs his help. This rogue might yet be redeemed. All of London adores Perdita Darby. She receives invites to every party and has eligible gentlemen willing to wait for her, but she has no desire to marry. When she discovers a cruel man wishes to entrap her into a marriage that could spell her doom, she has nowhere left to turn. She makes a bargain with the devil of London, hoping to save herself. But the cost of their false engagement may put them both in danger.
Canto for a gypsy, Martin Cruz Smith.
The priceless Royal Crown of Hungary was on display in St Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Guarded by many, including the NYPD and the gypsy, Roman Grey - a heist was impossible. But it happened, and murder, mayhem and all hell broke loose…
Gypsy in amber, Martin Cruz Smith.
When a girl's body, neatly sliced into six individual pieces, is discovered at the scene of an automobile accident, the driver is posthumously accused of her murder. Roman Grey, an expert in gypsy antiques and former friend to the driver, is drawn in to investigate. While desperate to avoid the sorcery and dark magic he knows would be invoked in an all-out confrontation between the police and New York's gypsy community, he is nonetheless determined to unearth the truth about the murder - no matter the cost…
Nightwing, Martin Cruz Smith.
When an unhappy, ageing shaman invokes the Hopi god of death in an effort to bring the world to an end, those around him are sceptical. Then they discover his body, mutilated and bloody, and other similarly disfigured bodies begin to appear. Horses, sheep, cattle no living thing is safe. But the cause of these horrifying deaths remains unclear. Enter a young Duran, called back to the reservation to investigate. Duran immediately recognises the significance of the shaman's spell and, with the help of two scientists, he works to combat the supernatural scourge before there's nothing left to save.
Stallion Gate, Martin Cruz Smith.
In a New Mexico blizzard, four men cross a barbed-wire fence at Stallion Gate to select a test site for the first atomic weapon. They are Oppenheimer the physicist, Groves the general, Fuchs the spy. The fourth man is Sergeant Joe Pena, a hero, informer, fighter, musician, Indian. These four men and a cast of soldiers, roughnecks and scientists will change history forever.
The art of client service: the classic guide, Robert Solomon.
A practical guide for providing exceptional client service Most advertising and marketing people would claim great client service is an elusive, ephemeral pursuit, not easily characterized by a precise skill set or inventory of responsibilities; this book and its author argue otherwise, claiming there are definable, actionable methods to the role, and provide guidance designed to achieve more effective work. Written by one of the industry's most knowledgeable client services executives, the book begins with a definition, then follows a path from an initial new business win to beginning, building, losing, then regaining trust with clients. It is a powerful source of counsel for those new to the business, for industry veterans who want to refresh or validate what they know, and for anyone in the middle of the journey to get better at what they do.
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.
Evolution of the West: how Christianity has shaped our values, Nick Spencer.
Over the last decade the role of Christianity in the West has come under close, sometimes hostile, scrutiny. During that time, Nick Spencer, Research Director of the Christian think tank Theos, has been at the forefront of the debate, and this book brings together a range of his influential essays, putting forward a well-rounded case for the continuing presence of Christianity in 21st-century public life. They also sound a warning that contemporary liberal secular society risks losing sight of the basis for its deepest values with the attendant risk that forgetting them leaves little capacity to defend them.
Barefoot in pearls, Roxanne St Claire.
Destination wedding designer Arielle Chandler is beginning to wonder if the promise of one true love, meant only for her is merely folklore passed down from her Native American grandmother. But when a mysterious man nearly mows her down on a hill overlooking Barefoot Bay, the legend feels very real– until Ari learns of Luke McBain's plans to demolish a piece of land she believes is sacred. Luke isn't proud of the fact that he spent ten years as a mercenary warrior, and is focused on creating a new life instead of destroying others. While their immediate attraction grows complicated, Luke and Ari discover the hills of Barefoot Bay could be hiding something even more valuable than ancient art or graves– but the discover may cost them their chance at love …
Want ad wedding, Cheryl St John.
When Daniel Gardner convinced the residents of his Kansas boomtown to advertise for mail-order brides, he never expected the woman he once loved to respond. But Leah Swann steps off the bride train…pregnant and widowed and in need of a husband. Drawn to protect his fragile childhood friend, Daniel proposes a marriage of convenience. Seeing her onetime best friend waiting to meet the bride train is a wonderful shock for Leah. After her first rocky marriage, a practical partnership with Daniel sounds perfect–as long as her heart doesn't get involved. But when she starts to fall for her husband, will her plans of a fresh start be ruined…or is a real marriage to Daniel exactly what she needs? Cowboy Creek: Bringing mail-order brides, and new beginnings, to a Kansas boomtown.
The career manifesto: discover your calling and create an extraordinary life, Mike Steib.
The Career Manifesto presents an inspiring and refreshingly simple approach to finding your passion and purpose and then jumpstarting a dream career to achieve those, by asking three essential questions: What do you want your impact to be? What are the potential pathways that move you towards your purpose? How can you hold yourself accountable for your goals? Award-winning CEO of XO Group and sought-after speaker, Michael Steib, draws on his own diverse work experience and career highlights as well as powerful anecdotes from other successful business leaders to offer expert guidance, field-tested advice, and interactive exercises that will help you answer these three key questions, envision a goal and then craft and execute a plan to achieve it. For young professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives seeking more purpose and meaning in their work and lives, The Career Manifesto is the essential way to build—and follow through on—an effective plan to excel at whatever job, project or career goal you put your mind to.
Paradise Lodge: a novel, Nina Stibbe.
Fifteen-year-old Lizzie Vogel takes a job as an "auxiliary nurse" at Paradise Lodge, a home for the elderly, and learns that her job entails helping the patients (frequently) to the bathroom. What begins as a way to avoid school and earn some spending money (for the finer things in life, like real coffee and beer shampoo) quickly becomes the education of a lifetime as Lizzy wades through the day-to-day humdrum and drama of this ramshackle refuge for the elderly. And when a rival nursing home threatens, Lizzie discovers that the staff and residents of Paradise Lodge have become her surrogate family, and the only place she's ever felt she belongs.
Lost in translation, Gerónimo Stilton.
During Napoleon's 1798 campaign in Egypt, Lieutenant Pierre-François Bouchard found the Rosetta Stone. But he doesn't know that Pirate Cats have already replaced the original piece with their own version. Now it's up to Gerónimo and friends to find the real Stone and give it back to history!
Hug a tree, Gerónimo, Gerónimo Stilton.
Gerónimo 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 favorite 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.
Cool smoke: the art of great barbecue, Tuffy Stone.
A collection of recipes from the world champion pitmaster features such dishes as coffee-rubbed cowboy steaks and spareribs with mustard sauce, along with tips covering everything from choosing the right equipment to the best way to trim meat.
Down on the farm, Charles Stross.
In Charles Stross's novel The Atrocity Archive and its sequels, the "Laundry" is a secret British agency responsible for keeping dark interdimensional entities from destroying the cosmos and, not incidentally, the human race. The battles with creatures from beyond time are dangerous; however, it's the subsequent bureaucratic paperwork that actually breaks men's souls. Now, in "Down on the Farm," Laundry veteran Bob Howard must investigate strange doings at another obscure, moth-eaten government agency, evidently a rest home for Laundry agents whose minds have snapped.
Overtime, Charles Stross.
Introduced to readers in the novels The Atrocity Archive and The Jennifer Morgue, the Laundry is a secret British government agency charged with preventing dark interdimensional entities from destroying the human race. Now, in "Overtime," the Laundry is on a skeleton staff for Christmas' leaving one bureaucrat to be all that stands between the world and annihilation by the Thing That Comes Down Chimneys.
Teacher: one woman's struggle to keep the heart in teaching., Gabbie Stroud.
Watching children learn is a beautiful and extraordinary experience. Their bodies transform, reflecting inner changes. Teeth fall out. Knees scab. Freckles multiply. Throughout the year they grow in endless ways and I can almost see their self-esteem rising, their confidence soaring, their small bodies now empowered. Given wings. They fall in love with learning. It is a kind of magic, a kind of loving, a kind of art. It is teaching. Just teaching. Just what I do. What I did. Past tense. In 2014, Gabrielle Stroud was a very dedicated teacher with over a decade of experience. Months later, she resigned in frustration and despair when she realised that the Naplan-test education model was stopping her from doing the very thing she was best at: teaching individual children according to their needs and talents. Her ground-breaking essay 'Teaching Australia' in the Feb 2016 Griffith Review outlined her experiences and provoked a huge response from former and current teachers around the world. That essay lifted the lid on a scandal that is yet to properly break that our education system is unfair to our children and destroying their teachers. In a powerful memoir inspired by her original essay, Gabrielle tells the full story: how she came to teaching, what makes a great teacher, what our kids need from their teachers, and what it was that finally broke her. A brilliant and heart-breaking memoir that cuts to the heart of a vital matter of national importance.
Low tox life: a handbook for a healthy you and a happy planet, Alexx Stuart.
Ever stopped to read the list of ingredients in the products you use every day? In Low Tox Life, activist and educator Alexx Stuart gently clears a path through the maze of mass-market ingredient cocktails, focusing on four key areas: Body, Home, Food and Mind. Sharing the latest science and advice from experts in each area, Alexx tackles everything from endocrine-disruptors in beauty products to the challenge of going low plastic in a high-plastic world, and how to clean without a hit of harmful toxins. You don't need to be a fulltime homesteader with a cupboard full of organic linens to go low tox. Start small, switching or ditching one nasty at a time, and enjoy the process as a positive one for you and the planet.
The last pearl fisher of Scotland, Julia Stuart.
The story of one man's quest to find a pearl, save his marriage - and track down a missing rabbit named Frank. Brodie McBride is having a tough time. The last expert in the ancient art of pearl fishing, he's on a quest to track down the pearl that will complete a necklace for his wife, Elspeth, convinced that the love token will save their marriage. But Scotland's rivers are running out of mussels, Elspeth is running out of patience, and their daughter, Maggie, is running wild with her moustachioed pet rabbit. And when Maggie takes matters into her own hands, determined to keep the family together, the McBrides are soon at the centre of international commotion that will change everyone's lives forever.
Biking across America: my coast-to-coast adventure and the people I met along the way, Paul V Stutzman.
After Paul Stutzman finished hiking the Appalachian Trail, he found himself longing for another challenge, another adventure. Trading his hiking boots for a bicycle, Paul set off to discover more of America. Starting at Neah Bay, Washington, and ending at Key West, Florida, Paul traversed the 5,000-mile distance between the two farthest points in the contiguous United States. Along the way he encountered nearly every kind of terrain and weather the country had to offer–as well as hundreds of fascinating people whose stories readers will love. Through cold and heat, loneliness and exhaustion, abundance and kindness, Paul pedalled on. His reward–and the readers'–is a glimpse of a noble yet humble America that still exists and inspires. Anyone who longs for adventure, who loves travel and stories of travel, and who loves this place called America will enjoy this book.
Goodbye, sweet girl: a story of domestic violence and survival, Kelly Sundberg.
In this brave and beautiful memoir…a woman chronicles how her marriage devolved from a love story into a shocking tale of abuse–examining the tenderness and violence entwined in the relationship, why she endured years of physical and emotional pain, and how she eventually broke free.
The lost continent, Tui Sutherland.
For centuries there have been rumours of another continent on the dragons' planet – another land far across the ocean, populated by tribes of dragons very different from those we know. But there's never been any evidence, and most dragons dismissed the rumours as fairy tales. Until now. Because it turns out the stories are true. And the other tribes are coming.
Sunshine and sweet peas in Nightingale Square, Heidi Swain.
Kate is on the run from her almost-divorced husband who is determined to have her back, and she has found the perfect place to hide… a little cottage on Nightingale Square in Norwich, far away from her old life in London. But the residents of Nightingale Square don't take no for an answer, and Kate soon finds herself pulled into a friendship with Lisa, her bossy but lovely new neighbour. Within a matter of days Kate is landed with the job of campaigning the council to turn the green into a community garden, meanwhile all the residents of Nightingale Square are horrified to discover that the Victorian mansion house on the other side of the square has been bought by developers. But when all hope is lost, the arrival of a handsome stranger is sure to turn things around!
The Greek escape, Karen Swan.
Running from heartbreak, Chloe Marston leaves her old life in London for a fresh start in New York. Working at a luxury concierge company, she makes other people's lives run perfectly, even if her own has ground to a halt. But a terrible accident forces her to step into a new role, up close and personal with the company's most esteemed and powerful clients. Charismatic Joe Lincoln is one of them and his every wish is her command, so when he asks her to find him a secluded holiday home in the Greek Islands, she sets about sourcing the perfect retreat. But when Tom, her ex, unexpectedly shows up in Manhattan and the stability of her new life is thrown off-balance again, she jumps at the chance to help Joe inspect the holiday house; escaping to Greece will give her the time and space to decide where her future truly lies. Tom is the man she has loved for so long but he has hurt her before - can she give him another chance? And as she draws closer to Joe, does she even want to? As magnetic as he is mysterious, there's an undeniable chemistry between them that she can't resist. But whatever her heart is telling her, she's in over her head - another client's wife has mysteriously disappeared and seriously allegations about Joe threaten more than just her happiness. Who can she trust? And will Chloe uncover the truth in time?
Overkill, Vanda Symon.
Sam Shephard, a young sole-charge police constable in Mataura, is the main character in a new series of crime novels set in New Zealand. When a young mother in the town is brutally murdered (it seems to be a professional job), Sam is at the heart of the police hunt to find the killer. But then Sam's past relationship with the dead woman's husband is revealed. Sam is stood down from the case and is now a prime murder suspect. Frustrated, Sam loses her cool. She can't stop herself making murder inquiries and gets into serious trouble with her police superiors. But then the young constable stumbles onto something. The murdered woman was working as a journalist and had uncovered a local scandal. She'd been killed to keep her quiet. When Sam enters this world she's in real physical danger, until at last a conspiracy is uncovered and the killer revealed. Disillusioned, Sam prepares to leave town. What will she do next?
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.
Treasured dreams, Kendall Talbot.
When Rosalina discovers a devastating family secret, the world as she knows it is shattered and a madman from her past reappears. Rosalina's love, Archer, finds a clue to a treasure stolen during World War II–but when Rosalina is kidnapped, he must either comply with Nox's demands that he find the treasure, or risk his life to save her. Archer, a man who knows what he wants, won't stop until Rosalina is back in his arms. Everyone believed Nox was dead, but somehow he survived the latest attempt on his life. Now this dead man walking is out for revenge–and there are still so many on his list. Can true love conquer all, even a madman hell bent on revenge?
Sticker girl, Janet Tashjian.
Martina's always struggled to carve out her place at school, but she finds tremendous excitement in a treasure all her own: a sticker collection that comes to life!
Sticker girl rules the school, Janet Tashjian.
Mia and Bev find another sheet of magical stickers, and soon Mia finds herself running for class president but worrying that she is losing her new friend.
Enemy of mine: a Pike Logan thriller, Brad Taylor.
When the Taskforce team learns of a plot against an American envoy who is overseeing a treaty between Israel and Palestine, operator Pike Logan and his partner, Jennifer Cahill, follow an elusive trail through the Middle East that reveals a destructive secret.
The forgotten soldier, Brad Taylor.
For years, the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce has worked in the shadows, anticipating and preventing attacks around the globe. Created to deal with a terrorist threat that shuns the civilized rule of law, it abandoned the same, operating outside of the US Constitution. Though wildly successful, it was rooted in a fear that the cure could be worse than the disease. And now that fear has come home. A Special Forces soldier is killed on an operation in Afghanistan, and complicit in the attack is a government official of an allied nation. While the US administration wants to forget the casualty, one Taskforce member will not. When he sets out to avenge his brother's death, his actions threaten to not only expose the Taskforce's activities but also to destroy a web of alliances against a greater evil. Pike Logan understands the desire but also the danger. Brought in to eliminate the risk, he's now forced to choose between his friend and the administration he's sworn to protect, while unbeknownst to anyone, the soldier's death is only the beginning.
The infiltrator, Brad Taylor.
Retired Special Forces officer Brad Taylor's new short story features Israeli operatives, Aaron and Shoshana, as the two wed at Jerusalem's Western Wall amid a backdrop of turmoil and a new plot to attack the city's holiest site. Taskforce operators Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are used to travelling all over the world for counterterrorist missions, but this time they're in the Old City of Jerusalem under happier circumstances. Their friends Aaron and Shoshana, former operatives with Israeli Mossad, are getting married and they've chosen to tie the knot at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. The holiest site in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam, the Temple Mount is a fault line between Jews and Muslims, the flash point for eons of strife–and it will still prove to be true today.
The missing, C L Taylor.
You love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them. Or do you? When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire Wilkinson, blames herself. She's not the only one. There isn't a single member of Billy's family that doesn't feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn't until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface. Claire is sure of two things that Billy is still alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance. A mother's instinct is never wrong. Or is it? Sometimes those closest to us are the ones with the most to hide.
Your nutrition solution to acid reflux: a meal-based plan to help manage acid reflux, heartburn, and other symptoms of GERD, Kimberly A Tessmer.
Millions of people experience symptoms of acid reflux at least once a month and many more suffer on a daily basis. Your nutrition solution to acid reflux will give you the latest medical information on acid reflux and GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) as well as a complete yet simplified overview of the disease to enhance your understanding. Tips on not only on nutritional intake but the lifestyle changes needed to find relief. Interactive tools that allow you to become a food detective and make the changes necessary to feeling better. Easy-to-follow meal plans to help get you started to life without the symptoms of acid reflux.
A Nantucket wedding: a novel, Nancy Thayer.
A few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again: getting married. While placing the finishing touches on her summer nuptials, Alison is anxious to introduce her fiancé, David, to her grown daughters: Felicity, a worried married mother of two, and Jane, also married but focused on her career. The sisters have a somewhat distant relationship and Alison hopes that the wedding and the weeks leading up to the ceremony will give the siblings a chance to reconnect, as well as meet and get to know David's grown children. As the summer progresses, it is anything but smooth sailing. Felicity stumbles upon a terrible secret that could shatter her carefully cultivated world. Jane finds herself under the spell of her soon-to-be stepbrother, Ethan, who is as charming as he is mysterious. And even Alison is surprised (and slightly alarmed) by her new blended family. Revelations, intrigue, resentments—as the Big Day approaches, will the promise of bliss be a bust? Against the gorgeous backdrop of the sun-swept island of Nantucket, Nancy Thayer sets the stage for a walk down the aisle no one will ever forget.
Secrets in summer, Nancy Thayer.
Memorial Day weekend means that seasonal visitors have descended on the glamorous island of Nantucket. For year-round resident Darcy Cotterill, it means late-night stargazing in the backyard of the beautiful house she grew up in and inherited from her beloved grandmother. It's also Darcy's chance to hit the beach and meet her new summertime neighbours. But the last person the thirty-year-old librarian expects to see staying next door is her ex-husband, Boyz, along with his wife, Autumn, and stepdaughter, Willow. Darcy must also navigate the highs and lows of a new romantic relationship with local carpenter Nash Forester even as she becomes smitten with handsome vacationer Clive Rush, a musicologist in town to write a book and visit family. And she finds herself pulled into the concerns of Boyz, Autumn, a charming elderly neighbour, and an at-risk teen. As the season nears its end, Darcy must decide her next move: retreating to the comforts of her steady and secure island life, or risking it all for a chance at true happiness.
The Island house, Nancy Thayer.
Weaving the trials and uncertainty of real life into a tapestry of passion, hope, and courage, The Island House is a beautifully told story about the ties that bind us - and how the blessings of love and family heal us in ways we never dream possible. Courtney Hendricks will never forget the magical summers she spent on Nantucket with her college roommate, Robin Vickerey, and Robin's charismatic, turbulent, larger-than-life family, in their gorgeous island house. Now a college English professor in Kansas City, Courtney is determined to experience one more summer in this sun-swept paradise. Her reason for going is personal: Courtney needs to know whether Robin's brother James shares the feelings she's secretly had for him. Time with the Vickerey family always involves love and laughter, and this season is no different. Vivacious matriarch Susanna Vickerey is celebrating her sixtieth birthday, but beneath the merriment, trouble is brewing. The family patriarch, Dr. Alastair Vickerey, is quiet and detached, while unspoken tension looms over oldest son Henry, a respected young surgeon. Warm and witty Robin, the most grounded of the siblings, is keeping a secret from her parents. Iris, the colourful baby of the brood, remains rudderless and in need of guidance. And the sexy, stunningly handsome, untouchable James - to Courtney's dismay - may be in love with a beautiful and vibrant local artist. As the summer unfolds, a crisis escalates, surprising truths are revealed, and Courtney will at last find out where her heart and her future lie.
Liar's candle., August Thomas.
Penny Kessler, a young intern at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, wakes up in a hospital on the morning of July 5 to find herself at the center of an international crisis. The day before, the Embassy had been the target of a devastating terrorist attack that killed hundreds of Penny's friends and colleagues. Not only has a photograph of Penny emerging from the rubble become the defining image of the event (#TheGirlwiththeFlag), but for reasons she doesn't understand, her bosses believe she's a crucial witness. Suddenly, everyone is desperately interested in what Penny knows. But what does she know? And who can she trust? As she struggles to piece together her memories of the event, she discovers that Zach Robson, the young diplomat she's been falling for all summer, went missing during the attack. Now his boss at the CIA, Christina Ekdahl, wants people to believe that Zach was a traitor. Only one person stands in her way: Penny. And Christina will do anything to silence her. In a race to stay alive and uncover the truth, Penny reluctantly partners with Connor Beauregard, a rookie CIA officer on his first overseas assignment. But the two won't survive unless they can outwit–and outmaneuver–everyone from the Turkish president and his daughter to Islamic extremists, the US State Department, and the CIA itself.
Indigo Lake, Jodi Thomas.
Two families long divided by an ancient feud. Can a powerful love finally unite them? Blade Hamilton is the last of his line. He's never even heard of Crossroads, Texas, until he inherits land there. Riding in on his vintage Harley Davidson, Blade finds a weathered ranch house, an empty prairie, and a dark river that cuts a decisive path between the Hamiltons' land and that of their estranged neighbours. When Dakota helps a stranger on the roadside, she isn't prepared for the charisma of the man on the motorbike–or for the last name he bears: Hamilton, her family's sworn enemies, representing all she's been raised to loathe. The problem is, it looks like Blade is in town to stay, and there's something about his wolf-gray eyes she just can't ignore. Lauren Brigman feels adrift. Unhappy in work and unlucky in love, she knows she ought to be striving for more, but she's never truly at peace unless she's at home in Crossroads. If the wider world can't satisfy her, is home truly where her heart is?
Lone Heart Pass, Jodi Thomas.
With a career and a relationship in ruins, Jubilee Hamilton is left reeling from a fast fall to the bottom. The run-down Texas farm she's inherited is a far cry from the second chance she hoped for, but it and the abrasive foreman she's forced to hire are all she's got. Every time Charley Collins has let a woman get close, he's been burned. So Lone Heart ranch and the contrary woman who owns it are merely a means to an end, until Jubilee tempts him to take another risk–to stop resisting the attraction drawing them together despite all his hard-learned logic. Desperation is all young Thatcher Jones knows. And when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation, his only protection is the shelter of a man and woman who–just like him–need someone to trust.
Mornings on Main, Jodi Thomas.
Jillian James has never had a place to call home. So when she lands in Laurel Springs, Texas, she's not expecting to stay. Desperate to make some quick cash before she moves on again, she agrees to help an elderly woman with Alzheimers close her beloved quilt shop. When her son, Connor Larady, meets Jillian, he seizes the opportunity for some help. As she learns the stories behind each quilt, a tender friendship between Jillian and Connor begins to blossom into something deeper. Connor's seventeen-year-old daughter, Sunnie, has spent her whole life in Laurel Springs, and she feels restless. To Sunnie, Jillian represents travel, adventure, excitement. Is it possible to build a meaningful life in your hometown, or do you need to leave to find yourself? Weaving together the story of three generations of women looking for a place to belong, Mornings on Main reminds us that it's not where we live, but how we live that counts.
Rustler's moon, Jodi Thomas.
If there's any place that can convince Angela Harold to stop running, it's Ransom Canyon. And if there's any man who can reveal desires more deeply hidden than her every fear, it's Wilkes Wagner. Beneath the rancher's honourable exterior is something that just might keep her safe…or unwittingly put her in danger's path. With his dreams of leaving this small Texas town swallowed up by hard, dusty reality, all Wilkes has to show for his life is the Devil's Fork Ranch. Though not one to let false hope seduce him, he can't deny the quiet and cautious beauty who slips into his world and changes everything. Lauren Brigman finally has freedom at her fingertips. All she needs is Lucas Reyes's attention–a look, a touch, some sign that she's more to him than a girl he rescued one dangerous night. But now it's her turn to rescue someone, and the life-altering decision may cost her more than a chance with Lucas.
The dog walker, Lesley Thomson.
A haunted house, a broken family and a body that has never been found. Stella and Jack must reawaken the secrets of the past in order to solve the mysteries of the present. January, 1987. In the depths of winter, only joggers and dog walkers brave the Thames towpath after dark. Helen Honeysett, a young newlywed, sets off for an evening run from her riverside cottage. Only her dog returns. Twenty-nine years later, her husband has asked Stella Darnell, a private detective, and her side-kick Jack Harmon, to find out what happened all those years ago. But when the five households on that desolate stretch of towpath refuse to give up their secrets, Stella and Jack find themselves hunting a killer whose trail has long gone cold.
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. If you have never read a Brad Thor novel, this is the place to start.
House of stone., Novuyo Rosa Tshuma.
Bukhosi has gone missing. His father, Abed, and his mother, Agnes, cling to the hope that he has run away, rather than been murdered by government thugs. Only the lodger seems to have any idea. Zamani has lived in the spare room for years now. Quiet, polite, well-read and well-heeled, he's almost part of the family, but almost isn't quite good enough for Zamani. Cajoling, coaxing and coercing Abed and Agnes into revealing their sometimes tender, often brutal life stories, Zamani aims to steep himself in borrowed family history, so that he can fully inherit and inhabit its uncertain future.
The chalk man, C J Tudor.
Looking back, it all started on the day of the fair and the terrible accident. When twelve-year-old Eddie first met the Chalk Man. It was the Chalk Man who gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages between his group of friends. And it was fun, to start with, until the figures led them to the body of a young girl. That was thirty years ago and Ed thought the past was behind him. Then he receives a letter containing just two things: a piece of chalk, and a drawing of a stick figure. As history begins to repeat itself, Ed realises the game was never over. Everyone has secrets. Everyone is guilty of something. And children are not always so innocent.
How to lose weight well: keep weight off forever, the healthy, simple way, Xand van Tulleken.
Written by Dr Xand van Tulleken, who slimmed down from 19 stone, How to Lose Weight Well accompanies the hit Channel 4 show and champions a foolproof weightloss method. He presents a simple 4-step plan for a healthy diet, backed by science. No gimmicks, no expensive supplements, no hassle - just practical advice and 70 easy recipes for every day of the week.
Behind the canvas, Alexander P Vance.
Seventh-grader Claudia Miravista loves art, but socially she is always the odd girl out–but on a trip to the local art museum she sees a boy in a painting, who moves from painting to painting, and soon she embarks on an adventure behind the canvas, determined to free the boy Pim from the artistic prison he has endured for over three hundred years.
The Eden Plague, David VanDyke.
When veteran combat lifesaver Daniel Markis finds a mystery woman with armed invaders in his home and it all goes sideways, he turns to his brothers in arms to fight back. On the run from the shadowy Company, soon he finds himself in a war for possession of a genetic engineering puzzle that threatens the stability of the world. But who is behind it all - and are they even human? The Eden Plague is a futuristic thriller that will grip the imagination of readers who relish high-energy adventure. No zombies were harmed in the making of this book. In fact, no zombies appear anywhere in this book. Seriously. It's not a zombie book. The Plague Wars apocalyptic thriller series begins in the world of today with a man and a woman twined together by circumstances, destined to change the world. It leads readers into an ever-darkening future of upheaval, struggle and war marked by the depths of evil and the heights of selfless sacrifice. Plagues, new technologies and extra-terrestrial meddling provide the backdrop for heroes and villains to struggle for control of the destiny of humanity.
Adults in the room: my battle with Europe's deep establishment, Yanis Varoufakis.
Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in recent political history when, as finance minister of Greece, he attempted to re-negotiate his country's relationship with the EU. Despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of his arguments, he succeeded only in provoking the fury of Europe's political, financial and media elite. But the true story of what happened is almost entirely unknown - not least because so much of the EU's real business takes place behind closed doors. In this fearless account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion and betrayal that will shake the deep establishment to its foundations. As is now clear, the same policies that required the tragic and brutal suppression of Greece's democratic uprising have led directly to authoritarianism, populist revolt and instability throughout the Western world. Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.
His prairie sweetheart, Erica Vetsch.
After being jilted at the altar, Southern belle Savannah Cox seeks a fresh start out West and accepts a teaching position in Minnesota. But between her students' lack of English, the rough surroundings and sheriff Elias Parker's doubts and distrust, Savannah's unprepared for both the job and the climate. However, she's determined to prove she can handle anything her new town throws her way. Elias gives it a week–or less–before the pretty schoolteacher packs her dainty dresses and hightails it back home. But no matter how many mishaps he has to rescue her from, Savannah doesn't give up. Yet the real test is to come–a brutal blizzard that could finally drive her away, taking his heart with her.
Be the hands and feet: living out God's love for all his children, Nick Vujicic.
Nothing in life is as exciting and satisfying as introducing Jesus to people who have never met him. New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned motivational speaker Nick Vujicic is known worldwide as the man without arms and legs who personifies a "can do" spirit. Now in greater detail, he explains how the example of Jesus Christ motivates him to travel and speak broadly because the "good news" of the Gospel is just too good to keep quiet! Although the world has so many problems, no challenge is too great for the God who promises to move mountains. Using compelling stories from his own experience, Nick shares the heart of his message, the motivation behind all he does, and something that he believes the world needs now more than ever before: A faith in Jesus Christ that moves people to act and make the world a better place.
Star Wars encyclopedia of starfighters and other vehicles, Landry Q Walker.
Learn all about over 200 of your favourite Star Wars vehicles, from the A-wing to the Y-wing. Want to know how the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run in such a short distance? Not sure what type of craft Slave I is? From the swamps of Kashyyyk to the deserts of Jakku, from inner-city Coruscant to the vastness of hyperspace, Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles will show you the right craft for the job. Covering vehicles from across every Star Wars movie, as well as The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels.
The courage to say yes., Barbara Wallace.
Hunter Smith likes to keep out of messy situations life is just easier if you don't get emotionally involved. He's never been a knight in shining armour before but when he sees Abby Gray in trouble he can't stop himself from stepping in. Trying to put the scars of the past behind her, Abby has decided to make a fresh start. Hunter's offer of making her his new assistant could be a step in the right direction. But is Abby ready to believe that happy-ever-afters can happen in real life?
Ghosted, Rosie Walsh.
Imagine you meet a man, spend six glorious days together, and fall in love. And it's mutual: you've never been so certain of anything. So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call. Your friends tell you to forget him, but you know they're wrong: something must have happened; there must be a reason for his silence. What do you do when you finally discover you're right? That there is a reason – and that reason is the one thing you didn't share with each other? The truth.
High tide, Summer Waters.
Everyone is busy at Sea Watch with preparations to return young seal Tilly to the sea. Meanwhile, a film crew for popular TV series 'Stage Struck' arrives in Sandy Bay! They're filming on the beaches, making it hard for Silver Dolphins to answer the call without being noticed! Antonia and Cai make a daring rescue of an unusual creature and become celebrities in their own right, but when a rising tide threatens the safety of the film crew is the Silver Dolphins secret about to be exposed for good?
Postpartum depression and anxiety: the definitive survival and recovery approach, Sonya Watson.
From the heart and soul of Sonya Watson, comes the heart-breaking journey of how she learnt to love her child. Combined with the expert insight of the compassionate and talented psychologist Kathryn Whitehead, this book is divided into two helpful parts. In Part I we follow Sonya's desperate struggle with postpartum/postnatal depression and anxiety, leading her to the darkest of places as she struggled to accept her own child. We witness her painful journey as she tries to form a bond that comes so naturally to other young mothers. Meeting Kathryn changed her world forever as she helped Sonya to understand her feelings. Part I also gives us Kathryn's valuable insight into how and why Sonya struggled to bond with her child and outlining exactly what needed to be done to enable her to recover and enjoy life as a mother. Part II is Pullingthetrigger®, the definitive survival and recovery approach for overcoming postpartum depression and anxiety. It is a unique, user-friendly self-help approach to support and guide mothers experiencing postpartum depression to a place called recovery and beyond.
No one is coming to save us, Stephanie Powell Watts.
JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he re-enters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby, though she can't seem to carry one to term. Her husband, Henry, has grown distant, frustrated by the demise of the furniture industry, which has outsourced to China and stripped the area of jobs. Ava's mother, Sylvia, caters to and meddles with the lives of those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia's unworthy but charming husband, just won't stop hanging around. JJ's return - and his plans to build a huge mansion overlooking Pinewood and woo Ava - not only unsettles their family, but stirs up the entire town. The ostentatious wealth that JJ has attained forces everyone to consider the cards they've been dealt, what more they want and deserve, and how they might go about getting it. Can they reorient their lives to align with their wishes rather than their current realities? Or are they all already resigned to the rhythms of the particular lives they lead?
Waking the Rainbow Dragon, Tracey West.
Drake has a dream about a new dragon that is somehow trapped in a cave, so Drake, Ana and their two dragons set off to find the Rainbow Dragon's dragon master, Obi. Together they must rescue the Rainbow Dragon, Dayo, from Kwaku, a giant spider who spins a deadly web.
Naked money: a revealing look at what it is and why it matters, Charles J Wheelan.
We use money every day. Yet the practice of exchanging paper or bytes for goods and services seems absurd if you think about it. Naked Money explores why money exists and why it so often gets entire nations in trouble. Charles Wheelan explains with his trademark wit and refreshing clarity how our banks and monetary systems should work in ideal situations, and he reveals the havoc and suffering caused in real situations by inflation, deflation, illiquidity and other monetary effects. With illuminating stories from Argentina, Zimbabwe, North Korea, America, China and elsewhere around the world, Naked Money demystifies the curious world behind the paper in our wallets and the digits in our bank accounts.
Naked statistics: stripping the dread from the data, Charles J Wheelan.
The field of statistics is rapidly transforming into a discipline that Hal Varian at Google has called "sexy". And with good reason; from batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics is growing by leaps and bounds. In this book the author demystifies the study of statistics by stripping away the arcane and technical details to get at the underlying intuition that is key to understanding the power of statistical concepts. Tackling a wide-ranging set of problems, he demonstrates how statistics can be used to look at questions that are important and relevant to us today.
Paris precincts: a curated guide to the city's best shops, eateries, bars and other hangouts, Donna Wheeler.
Paris is the mecca of style. It is the Grand Dame of elegance. It is also an intimate fusion of culture and creativity. As the many movies and books tell us, Parisians know how to eat, drink and shop. Here's your chance to find out where they go to eat, drink and shop and maybe begin your own love affair with Paris! This book reveals the best eating, drinking and shopping across 15 Parisian precincts. Each precinct chapter includes an interview of a prominent Parisian from that precinct focussing on their favourite things to eat, drink and buy. Precinct maps make this a handy and useful guidebook, while the hardback cover creates a beautiful keepsake.
The Company of Eight, Harriet Whitehorn.
Cass has always wanted to audition as an acrobat for the famous Circus Boat that sails the warm seas of the Longest World. But when her chance is snatched away, she comes up with a new plan. Soon she has secured a job on the Palace Boat, following the circus around the islands. Yet Cass has been invited on the boat for a very different reason - and it's not long before she is embroiled with thieves, sword fighters and a mysterious group of women called The Company of Eight.
Violet and the hidden treasure, Harriet Whitehorn.
Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making. Violet has spent her holidays exploring India with Godmother Celeste, including visiting Celeste's good friend the Maharajah and meeting his very special cockatoo. But when she returns home, Violet gets a surprise visit from the Maharajah's butler, asking her to look after the bird. Violet couldn't be more amazed (and her cat Pudding couldn't be less pleased!), but the cockatoo holds the key to the Maharajah's fortune, and someone is trying to bird-nap her! Can Violet discover who the culprit is before they succeed?
Violet and the mummy mystery, Harriet Whitehorn.
Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making. When Violet's cousin Agnes and her Aunt Mathilde arrive from Cairo, Violet is delighted. Aunt Mathilde is a Professor of Ancient Egyptology and has discovered a mummy that may be the key to revealing the secret location of Queen Nefertiti's tomb. Violet can't wait to find out more! So when the precious mummy is stolen from the British Museum, it's a disaster. Who has managed to pull off this crime right under the security guards' noses and where is the mummy now? It's up to Violet and the gang to save the day.
Violet and the Pearl of the Orient, Harriet Whitehorn.
Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making. When a new family move in next door, Violet is sure there's something strange about them. Then her eccentric, but lovely neighbour, Dee Dee Derota, has a precious jewel stolen. Could the new family be to blame? Violet is on the case to uncover the truth!
Violet and the smugglers, Harriet Whitehorn.
Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making…Uncle Johnny has invited Violet and her friends to spend the summer with him on a sailing adventure around Europe and Violet couldn't be more excited! But when she suspects that the captain of a boat nearby might be up to no good, Violet needs to put her detective skills into action…could he be the head of a smuggling ring?
The summer hideaway, Susan Wiggs.
Claire Turner is a nurse with a terrible secret in her past. George Bellamy is a sick old man trying to make up for past mistakes. George's grandson Ross is a man back from a war and wanting a future. When George's illness draws Claire and Ross together, will they dare to risk everything for love?
Counterfeit cowboy, Lacy Williams.
He needs a fresh start. Former con man Jesse Baker is two days out of prison with no prospects and trying to fulfill a promise made to his dying cell mate. He's vowed not to return to the life that landed him in prison, but when he crashes into an easy mark on the Boston train platform, he grabs the opportunity to escape the city that took everything from him. She's stronger than anyone knows. Erin O'Grady has something to prove. There's more to her than the spoiled socialite her father sees and she'll journey West alone for Christmas to prove it. It's providence that she meets Jesse and his little brother Pete and she's always been good at making friends…Jesse's lies keep piling up as the journey continues. Until one powerful truth hits home–he's falling for Erin. But everything she believes about him is a lie.
Courted by a cowboy, Lacy Williams.
Former cowboy Sam Castlerock has been a disappointment to his father his whole life. Until now. Sam's father is giving him once chance to join the family business and turn around the Bear Creek Bank. Should be easy. Except times have been hard in Bear Creek and some of the folks who're behind on their loans deserve a second chance–or a third. Folks like the pretty Emily Sands, the one woman Sam has never been able to forget.
Cowboy pride, Lacy Williams.
First impressions count. Liza Bennett has two missions in life: keep the family's shop afloat, and ensure her shy sister finds love. Sparks fly when she meets rancher Rob Darcy at a town dance, but when she overhears him insult her, she vows to put the man out of her mind. Rob Darcy is instantly attracted to the vivacious Liza but a lack of social graces and the promise he's keeping ruin his chances of winning her. Once jilted, Janie Bennett is appropriately gun-shy of falling in love again. But she doesn't seem to be able to help herself when she meets charming Nathan Bingley. Bingley desperately wants a wife and family of his own. Can he trust that Janie returns his feelings? When Janie is injured in a spring storm, she and Liza are sequestered on Nathan's ranch. Hearts and emotions get tangled, but will first impressions prove true, or false? Cowboy Pride is a Wild West version of Pride and Prejudice with dual love stories.
Marrying Miss Marshal, Lacy Williams.
She's no lady…Danna Carpenter is town marshal. And a darn good one. Even if she has to handle saloon brawls and rustlers alone. Who needs deputies anyway? All right, she'd welcome the help if any of the men in town would offer it. When a bank robbery goes bad, she has no choice but to accept the help of a city slicker. He's on a quest for revenge. Chas O'Grady came West in search of cattle rustlers and found himself on the trail of a killer–one who took everything from him. Crossing paths with the pretty marshal was happenstance, but he can't leave her deputy-less when she's facing such grave danger. Everything changes when Chas and Danna are stranded together in a snowstorm. The town council forces a marriage. And attraction turns to something more…Will Chas give up his quest for revenge? Or will he lose the woman he loves forever?
Fatal alliance., Sean Williams.
This Star Wars novel ties in with the MMORPG of the same name. 3,500 years in the past of the far-away galaxy, when the Jedi and Galactic Republic clashed with the Sith Empire, smuggler Jet Nebula has stumbled across a treasure richer than he ever dreamed. The Hutts want to auction it to the highest bidder, be it the Republic or the Empire, both of whom hope to bolster their chances in the coming conflict.
Exactly: how precision engineers created the modern world, Simon Winchester.
Simon Winchester writes a 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.
Pacific: silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming collision of the world's superpowers, Simon Winchester.
The New York Times best-selling author of The Men Who United the States traces the geological history of the Pacific Ocean to assess its relationship with humans and indelible role in the modern world.
When the sky breaks: hurricanes, tornadoes, and the worst weather in the world., Simon Winchester.
Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, tornadoes: when these giant storms hit, they are natural disasters with huge impact!
Running with Lions, Julian Winters.
Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him. Determined to reconnect with Emir for the sake of the Lions, he sets out to regain Emir's trust. But to Sebastian's surprise, sweaty days on the pitch, wandering the town's streets, and bonding on the weekends sparks more than just friendship between them.
The billionaire's baby swap, Rebecca Winters.
Two babies…one family? Single mum Valentina Montanari was abandoned while pregnant, yet she's besotted with her tiny son, Ric. But why does he look nothing like her? Gorgeous billionaire Giovanni Laurito bonded with his new baby, Vito, after a difficult divorce, so discovering Vito and Ric were swapped at birth is a huge shock! When Valentina and Giovanni meet to reclaim their children, sparks fly. They've already fallen for each other's babies… Could this unexpected beginning create the family of their dreams?
The millionaire's true worth, Rebecca Winters.
Return of her Italian duke, Rebecca Winters.
The duke she's never forgotten… When Gemma Rizzo applied to become pastry chef at the gorgeous Italian castello where she grew up, she never expected to get the job. But neither did she expect to find that her new boss was silver-eyed billionaire Vincenzo Gagliardi–the man who left her broken-hearted! Her first instinct is to run, but when Vincenzo finally reveals the devastating truth of what caused him to flee eleven years before, Gemma must decide if she can trust the haunted man she never stopped loving.
Deceived and honoured: the Baron's vexing wife, Bree Wolf.
A simple man. A vexing lady. And an unforgettable night. Lady Madeleine has vowed not to marry below the rank of an earl. Using her clever wit and fierce determination, she has passed up several marriage offers as well as successfully sidestepped the occasional scandal. Ultimately, her choice falls on the Earl of Townsend who is handsome, rich AND an earl and thus everything she's ever desired in a husband. Until one night when her plans go horribly wrong, and she is compromised by the wrong man. Derek McKnight, Baron Ainsworth, is a self-made man. As a farmer's son, he gained glory in the war and was given a run-down barony for his service to the crown. Now, he only wishes to keep a safe distance from the peers he despises and rebuild his estate to see his family and tenants well settled. Until one night when he sees a raven-haired lady on the arm of a man from his past. Determined to protect her, he takes a wrong step, dooming them both. Will Madeline ever be able to see past his title? Can Derek come to love a woman of high standing? This reversed Cinderella story proves that the best things in life find you no matter what your plan is.
Sacrificed and reclaimed: the soldier's daring widow
, Bree Wolf.
A grieving widow. A tortured hero. And a fateful love. Edward Dunning had it all: a beautiful home, two adorable children and a wife who was his other half. Only he wanted more. He wanted more than an ordinary life. So he went to war. And did not return. In the blink of an eye, Meagan Dunning lost her husband, her future, her dreams. Until, in the very moment when she found her way back into life, her husband - presumed dead for over two years - shows up on her doorstep unexpectedly. Broken by the horrors of war, Edward is a far cry from the man Meagan lost her heart to. Still, fierce love never dies, and Meagan is more than willing to battle the darkness in her husband's soul to reclaim his heart. Will Meagan succeed? Or has Edward given up hope long ago?
Winning her hand, Bree Wolf.
A list of suitors. A rational-minded lady. And a gentleman who vows to win her hand. When it comes to choosing a husband, Lady Winifred is at a loss. The only man who constantly occupies her thoughts is her brother's oldest friend. However, Trent Henwood, Earl of Chadwick, could not be more unsuitable…at least for her. Although he may be titled, wealthy and handsome, his personality constantly clashes with hers. And Winifred is much too reasonable to choose a match based on love alone. Trent Henwood, Earl of Chadwick, has been in love for as long as he can remember. Equally long has he been aware of the fact that Winifred would never accept him. Settling for being her friend, Trent finds his worst nightmares realised when the woman he loves starts to look for her future husband…anyone but him. Desperate, Trent turns to her brother for help, and Griffin actually has an idea. However, Trent will have to risk losing her in order to win her hand.
The long-lost home, Maryrose Wood.
Unhappy Penelope Lumley is trapped in unhappy Plinkst! Even the beets for which Plinkst is inexplicably famous fail to grow in this utterly miserable Russian village. Penelope anxiously counts the days and wonders how she will ever get back to England in time to save all the Ashtons—who, she now knows, include herself and the Incorrigible children, although their precise location on the family tree is still a mystery - from their accursèd fate. Her daring scheme to escape sends her on a wildly unexpected journey. But time is running out, and the not-really-dead Edward Ashton is still on the loose. His mad obsession with the wolfish curse on the Ashtons puts Penelope and the Incorrigibles in dire peril. As Penelope fights her way back to her beloved pupils, the three brave Incorrigibles endure their gloomy new tutor and worriedly prepare for the arrival of Lady Constance's baby. Little do they know the danger they're in!
Whispers in the wind, Janet Woods.
1816. Ryder, Lord Madigan, has never got over the loss of his childhood sweetheart, Adele: the woman who abandoned him at the altar. The woman who humiliated him and left him a broken man. Now she's come home, a widow. Wrongly believing Ryder to be dead, Adele has returned to her Dorset village to reunite with her family and pick up the pieces of her life. Despite everything, she has never stopped loving the man she jilted. But can she put right the wrongs of the past, and bring herself to tell Ryder the truth about why she left him - and the misery of her life since then? Ryder too is keeping secrets from Adele. If the two former lovers are to have a second chance at happiness, they must overcome their pride and admit their true feelings for each other.
As beautiful as the bay, Serenity Woods.
When Sam Pankhurst returns to Blue Penguin Bay after a five-year absence, his plan is to help his father run the family bakery until he can find someone else to take over. Then he's going to return to his job as a pastry chef on a cruise liner, travelling around the world. Settling down in the bay and making the same old loaves and muffins until the day he dies isn't his idea of a dream future. Then he meets Ginger Cartwright. Feisty, confident, and as beautiful as the sub-tropical Northland bay that most people think of as paradise, she has a touch of vulnerability that makes him want to take her in his arms and protect her from the world, especially once he finds out about her troubled past. Torn between desire, duty, and the ever-present urge to escape from his father's constant disapproval, Sam finds himself unable to resist Ginger's charms. But when the bay is hit by a tropical cyclone, everything is turned upside down. Will Sam stay and rebuild his old life? Or is it the perfect opportunity for him to move on?
As deep as the ocean, Serenity Woods.
"Marry me," Mac said. "To save the vineyard. It'll be strictly business." He's right, Winifred Cartwright thought. It was just a contract, a way to access the money tied up in her inheritance. It didn't mean anything. Fred knew she mustn't think about his broad shoulders. About the intriguing tattoo that curled around his arm, how his muscular body gleamed when he worked in the warm sunshine, or how his ocean-blue eyes heated her from the inside out. She mustn't think about the stolen kiss, the way he'd slipped his arm around her waist to pull her against him. The soft touch of his lips on hers. "It'll be strictly business," he repeated. Yeah, right.
Shackleton's boat journey, F A Worsley.
This is an account of the Shackleton boat journey. The journey began in August 1914 in London and the next the world knew of Shackleton was in May 1916, when three ragged men staggered into the whaling station at Grytviken on South Georgia. Written by the Captain of the Endurance, the ship used by Shackleton on his 1914-16 ill-fated journey, this book is a remarkable tale of courage and bravery in the face of extreme odds and a vivid portrait of one of the world's greatest explorers.
Miller Brothers in love, Erin Wright.
"Miller Brothers in Love" is a set of the first five books in the Long Valley series. Come on down to Long Valley, where the cowboys are damn fine. Accounting for Love: The bank's threatening to foreclose on Stetson's farm and the auditor on the case is damn hot. Jennifer doesn't mind a tough job, but handsome Stetson is trouble. And then came the night she had to spend on the farm. Can she find a way for him to save his farm? And if she can't, will he ever forgive her? Blizzard of Love: Luke never expects to end up spending Christmas at the Miller farm. Everyone knows he hates Christmas. But Bonnie adores Christmas, so when her best friend invites her to the Miller farm, she jumps at the chance. When a blizzard hits, sparks fly. Can the magic of mistletoe tear down the barriers between them? Arrested by Love: When Wyatt Miller ended up in the Long Valley County Jail over Christmas, he never expected to receive the greatest gift of all: Love and forgiveness - from his jailer. Returning for Love: If Declan could turn back time, the rugged cowboy would do things differently. For one, he would've never let go of Iris Blue McLain. Fifteen long and lonely years, and the ache in his heart is as painful as ever. When he sees her again, he can't deny his feelings any longer, and vows to win the only woman he's ever loved. Christmas of Love: This December, Ivy wishes she could just skip all the festivities. Parties? No thanks. Getting together with family? Not even. Mistletoe? Let's not go there. But everything changes when she meets a rugged cowboy with a slow, sexy smile. Austin's kiss melts her heart, but can two people with painful secrets have a chance at happily ever after?
Avatar, the last airbender. Smoke and shadow, Part one, Gene Luen Yang.
When the Fire Nation begins to believe that the country will perish if Zuko stays in power, Avatar Aang and his friends must protect the ruler.
Avatar, the last airbender. Smoke and shadow, Part two, Gene Luen Yang.
"With the disappearances of children in the Fire Nation Capitol, Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything they can to find out what is going on. Aang and Zuko must work together to keep the peace, but the emergence of the New Ozai Society and the mysterious Kemurikage from legend appearing may prove to be too much even for the Avatar when the true culprit of the kidnappings is revealed"–Amazon.com.
Avatar, the last airbender. The search, Part 2, Gene Luen Yang.
As fire Lord Zuko continues his quest to uncover his mother's fate, a shocking revelation causes him to question everything he knows. It's an opportunity that his sister, the deadly and insane Azula, will not fail to take advantage of as she joins Zuko and his friends Aang, Katara, and Sokka on their journey into a mysterious forest from which some people never reemerge
Avatar, the last airbender. The search, Part 3, Gene Luen Yang.
Avatar Aang travels to the spirit world to parley with an ancient power; bringing Fire Lord Zuko ever closer to discovering the truth about his mother's fate-and his own past. Yet Zuko's sister Azula is becoming increasingly dangerous; threatening to ruin everything that Zuko; Aang; Katara; and Sokka have struggled to achieve on their search!
Avatar, the last airbender. The search, Part one, Gene Luen Yang.
For years, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have burned with one question-what happened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team Avatar-and the most unlikely ally of all-to help uncover the biggest secret of his life. This is the perfect companion to The Legend of Korra! The official continuation of Airbender from its creators!
Into the woods: how stories work and why we tell them, John Yorke.
Musashi, Eiji Yoshikawa.
The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman.