123: learn to count with songs and rhymes.
Children can sing along to these catchy tunes to help them learn to count in a fun and exciting way. There's even a cool way to test their learning - with interactive counting to show them how clever they are. Learning has never been so much fun!
ABC: learn your alphabet with songs and rhymes.
Jam-packed with fun and questions, children can sing along to their favourite tunes - while learning the alphabet too! Have fun with phonics! Children will learn the alphabet through the sounds of each letter, from A all the way to Z. Learning the alphabet - it's as easy as ABC!
Christmas stories for kids.
All the excitement and fun of Christmas is brilliantly portrayed on this recording of stories and song, full of the joy and spirit of the festive season. From the much-loved Eloise at Christmas Time brilliantly told by actress Sophie Lee to the rollicking Crisis at Christmas Eve humorously read by Mark Mitchell, children will love this special collection. Join actor Jane Clifton as she sings A Bellbird in a Flame Tree: The Twelve Days of Christmas and Kym Lardner and friends telling a beautiful version of the traditional Christmas nativity story. Christmas Stories for Kids is brimming with the happiness of this special season. 1. Eloise at Christmas Time by Kay Thompson. 2. Crisis on Christmas Eve by Roland Harvey and Scott Riddle. 3. Christmas Nativity Story. 4. A Bellbird in a Flame Tree: The Twelve Days of Christmas by Kilmeny Niland.
Life honestly: strong opinions from smart women.
Life Honestly is a complete guide to modern life from some of today's most talented and insightful writers including Bryony Gordon, Dolly Alderton, Natasha Devon, Lauren Laverne and Yomi Adegoke. Within these pages you'll find an un-airbrushed selection of advice, comment and opinion. These are intimate stories from bad sex to bad boys, from workplace inequality to the sheer joy of learning something new, that will spark hope, triumph and occasionally outrage. In Life Honestly you will find fresh perspectives on everything from age milestones and friendship, motherhood and weddings, and why you should always, always, tell someone when you like their earrings.
Twelve doctors of Christmas.
Twelve festive adventures, starring twelve incarnations of the ever-enduring Doctor. Bright and brilliant, these tales are filled with monsters, mayhem, merriment and plenty of Christmas magic.
Disobedience, Naomi Alderman
Now a major motion picture starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams. In a cramped synagogue in north-west London, the eminent elderly rabbi passes away. On the other side of the Atlantic, his estranged daughter, Ronit, hears of her father's death and returns to London for the funeral. She has not returned home in 15 years. Ronit looks forward to a week or two of revisiting old friends, perhaps settling old scores. But she finds the community she grew up in a more confusing place than she'd anticipated. Particularly when she is unexpectedly reunited with Esti, her childhood sweetheart, who has taken a very different path in life ... Disobedience is a hugely enjoyable and warm-hearted portrayal of characters caught between two worlds, and a wise exploration of sexuality, tolerance and faith.
The never-open desert diner: a novel, James Anderson
A debut novel, about a desert where people go to escape their past, and a truck driver who finds himself at risk when he falls in love with a mysterious woman. Ben Jones lives a quiet, hardscrabble life, working as a trucker on Route 117, a little-travelled road in a remote region of the Utah desert which serves as a haven for fugitives and others looking to hide from the world. For many of the desert's inhabitants, Ben's visits are their only contact with the outside world, and the only landmark worth noting is a once-famous roadside diner that hasn't opened in years. Ben's routine is turned upside down when he stumbles across a beautiful woman named Claire playing a cello in an abandoned housing development.
Heads you win, Jeffrey Archer
Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin . . . In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander's future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia.
My animals and other family, Clare Balding
''I had spent most of my childhood thinking I was a dog, and I suspect I had aged in dog years. By the time I was ten I had discovered the pain of unbearable loss. I had felt joy and jealousy. Most important of all, I knew how to love and how to let myself be loved. All these things I learnt through animals. Horses and dogs were my family and my friends. This is their story as much as it is mine' Clare Balding grew up in a rather unusual household. As her father is a champion trainer, she shared her life with more than 100 thoroughbred racehorses, mares, foals and ponies, as well as an ever-present pack of boxers and lurchers. As a toddler she would happily ride the legendary Mill Reef and take breakfast with the Queen. She and her younger brother came very low down the pecking order. Left to their own devices, they had to learn life's toughest lessons through the animals, and through their adventures in the stables and the idyllic Hampshire Downs. From the protective Candy to the pot-bellied Valkyrie and the frisky Hattie, each horse and each dog had their own character and their own special part to play. The running family joke was that "women ain't people". Clare had to prove them wrong, to make her voice heard - but first she had to make sure she had something to say. My Animals and Other Family is a funny, brave, tender story of self-discovery.
White dancing elephants, Chaya Bhuvaneswar
A woman grieves a miscarriage, haunted by the Buddha's birth. An artist with schizophrenia tries to survive hatred and indifference in small-town India by turning to the beauty of sculpture and dance. Orphans in India get pulled into a strange "rescue" mission aimed at stripping their mysterious powers. A brief but intense affair between two women culminates in regret and betrayal. A boy seeks memories of his sister in the legend of a woman who weds death. And fragments of history, from child brickmakers to slaves in Renaissance Portugal, are held up in brief fictions, burnished, made dazzling and unforgettable. In sixteen remarkable stories, Chaya Bhuvaneswar spotlights diverse women of color-cunning, bold, and resolute-facing sexual harassment and racial violence, and occasionally inflicting that violence on each other.
Evening class, Maeve Binchy
The Italian evening class at Mountainview School is like hundreds of others starting up all over the city. But this class has its own special quality - as the focus for the varied hopes and dreams of teacher and pupils alike. Aidan Dunne needs his new evening class project to succeed almost as much as his pupils do. They too are looking for something more: Bill to find a way to keep spendthrift Lizzie at his side, and Fran to make sure that young Kathy finds her way out from behind the kitchen sink. The key to their success lies with the Signora. Her passion has drawn her from Ireland to Italy and back home again with a burning desire to share her love of all things Italian - and a secret hidden in her heart...
Suitcase of dreams, Tania Blanchard
After enduring the horror and chaos of postwar Germany, Lotte Drescher and her family arrive in Australia full of hope for a new life. It's a land of opportunity, where Lotte and husband Erich hope to give their children the future they have always dreamed of. After years of struggling to find their feet as "New Australians", Erich turns his skill as a wood carver into a successful business and Lotte makes a career out of her lifelong passion, photography. The sacrifices they have made finally seem worth it until Erich's role in the trade union movement threatens to have him branded a communist and endanger their family. As the shadow of the Vietnam War looms, the unexpected arrival of her former fiance Heinrich forces Lotte to a turning point. Her decision will change her life forever - and to finally understand the true meaning of home.
Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather, Tessa Boase
Twelve years before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines, a very different women's campaign captured the public imagination. Its aim was radical: to stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats. Leading the fight was a character just as heroic as Emmeline Pankhurst but with opposite beliefs. Her name was Etta Lemon, and she was antifashion, antifeminist - and antisuffrage. Mrs Lemon has been forgotten by history, but her mighty society lives on. Few today are aware that Britain's biggest conservation charity, the RSPB, was born through the determined efforts of a handful of women, led by the indomitable Mrs Lemon. While the suffragettes were slashing paintings and smashing shop windows, Etta Lemon and her local secretaries were challenging 'murderous millinery' all the way up to Parliament. This gripping narrative explores two singular heroines - one lionised, the other forgotten - and their rival, overlapping campaigns. Moving from the feather workers' slums to the highest courtly circles, from the first female political rally to the first forcible feeding, Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather is a unique journey through a society in transformation. This is a highly original story of women stepping into the public sphere, agitating for change - and finally finding a voice.
The little shop of found things: a novel, Paula Brackston
An antique shop haunted by a ghost. A silver treasure with an injustice in its story. An adventure to the past she'll never forget. Xanthe and her mother Flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marlborough. Xanthe has always had an affinity with some of the antiques she finds. When she touches them, she can sense something of the past they come from and the stories they hold. When she has an intense connection to a beautiful silver chatelaine she has to know more. It is while she's examining the chatelaine that she's transported back to the seventeenth century where it has its origins. She discovers there is an injustice in its history. The spirit that inhabits her new home confronts her and charges her with saving her daughter's life, threatening to take Flora's if she fails. While Xanthe fights to save the girl amid the turbulent days of 1605, she meets architect Samuel Appleby. He may be the person who can help her succeed. He may also be the reason she can't bring herself to leave.
In watermelon sugar, Richard Brautigan
iDEATH is a place where the sun shines a different colour every day and where people travel to the length of their dreams. Rejecting the violence and hate of the old gang at the Forgotten Works, they lead gentle lives in watermelon sugar. In this book, Richard Brautigan discovers and expresses the mood of the counterculture generation.
Trout fishing in America: a novel, Richard Brautigan
With an introduction written and read by poet Billy Collins, Trout Fishing in America is an indescribable romp, by turns a hilarious, playful, and melancholy novel that wanders from San Francisco through America's culture. Richard Brautigan's world is one of gentle magic and marvelous laughter, of the incredibly beautiful and the beautifully incredible. Trout Fishing in America is a pseudonym for the miraculous. A journey which begins at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin statue in San Francisco's Washington Square, which wanders through the wonders of America's rural waterways, and which ends, inevitably, with mayonnaise. Funny, wild, and sweet, Trout Fishing in America is an incomparable guidebook to the delights of exploration--both of land and mind. Richard Brautigan was a literary idol of the 1960s and 1970s whose comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life caught the imagination of young people everywhere. His early books became required reading for the hip generation, and on its publication, Trout Fishing in America, considered by many as his best novel, became an international bestseller. With it Brautigan caught the public's attention and became a cult hero. By 1970 Trout Fishing in America had become the namesake of a commune, a free school, an underground newspaper, and more.
Everything is possible: finding the faith and courage to follow your dreams, Jen Bricker
Born without legs, she inspires others to overcome. Jen Bricker was born without legs. Shocked and uncertain they could care for her, her biological parents gave her up for adoption. In her loving adoptive home, there was just one simple rule: "Never say 'can't.'" And pretty soon, there was nothing this small but mighty powerhouse set her sights on that she couldn't conquer: roller-skating, volleyball, power tumbling, and spinning from silk ribbons thirty feet in the air. Everything Is Possible is her incredible story--a story of God working out his plan for her life from before day one. Readers follow Jen from the challenges of growing up different to holding captive audiences numbering in the tens of thousands. Everything Is Possible shows readers what they can accomplish when they remove the words coincidence and limitation from their vocabulary. Filled with heart and spirit, as well as Jen's wit, wisdom, and no-holds-barred honesty, this inspiring true story points the way to purpose and joy. Foreword by Nick Vujicic.
Under a flaming sky: the great Hinckley firestorm of 1894, Daniel Brown
On September 1, 1894 two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2,000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book on to chronicle the dramatic story that unfolded. Whereas Oregon's famous "Biscuit" fire in 2002 burned 350,000 acres in one week, the Hinckley fire did the same damage in five hours. The fire created its own weather, including hurricane-strength winds, bubbles of plasma-like glowing gas, and 200-foot-tall flames. In some instances, "fire whirls," or tornadoes of fire, danced out from the main body of the fire to knock down buildings and carry flaming debris into the sky. Temperatures reached 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit--the melting point of steel. As the fire surrounded the town, two railroads became the only means of escape. Two trains ran the gauntlet of fire. One train caught on fire from one end to the other.
The flowers of Vashnoi, Lois McMaster Bujold
Still new to her duties as Lady Vorkosigan, Ekaterin is working together with expatriate scientist Enrique Borgos on a radical scheme to recover the lands of the Vashnoi exclusion zone, lingering radioactive legacy of the Cetagandan invasion of the planet Barrayar. When Enrique's experimental bioengineered creatures go missing, the pair discover that the zone still conceals deadly old secrets.
The lost witch, Melvin Burgess
They warn her she is being hunted. Her parents think she is hallucinating and needs help. All Bea wants to do is get on with her life and to get closer to Lars, the mysterious young man she has met at the skate park. But her life is in danger, and she must break free. The question is - whom can she trust?
The accident on the a35, Graeme Macrae Burnet
There does not appear to be anything remarkable about the fatal car crash on the A35. But one question dogs Inspector Georges Gorski: where had the victim, an outwardly austere lawyer, been on the night of his death? The troubled Gorski finds himself drawn into a mystery that takes him behind the respectable veneer of the sleepy French backwater of Saint-Louis. Graeme Macrae Burnet returns with a literary mystery that will beguile fans of His Bloody Project and The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau. Darkly humorous, subtle and sophisticated, The Accident on the A35 burrows deep into the psyches of its characters and explores the forgotten corners of small-town life.
The disappearance of Adèle Bedeau, Graeme Macrae Burnet
Manfred Baumann is a loner. Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, he spends his evenings quietly drinking and surreptitiously observing Adèle Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at a drab bistro in the unremarkable small French town of Saint-Louis. But one day, she simply vanishes into thin air. When Georges Gorski, a detective haunted by his failure to solve one of his first murder cases, is called in to investigate the girl's disappearance, Manfred's repressed world is shaken to its core, and he is forced to confront the dark secrets of his past.
August heat, Andrea Camilleri
Montalbano quickly slammed the trunk shut and sat down on top of it. When the beam from Livia's torch shone on his face, he automatically smiled. 'What's in the trunk?' Livia asked. 'Nothing. It's empty.' How could he possibly have told her there was a corpse inside? The lazy, slow month of August at the height of the Sicilian summer is, Inspector Montalbano assures his girlfriend Livia as they prepare for a relaxing holiday in a villa he has found for them, far too hot for any murders to be committed. But when Livia's friends' young son goes missing, a chain of events is sparked which will certainly ruin the Chief Inspector's pleasant interlude. A secret apartment and a grisly find in an old trunk are just the beginning, as Montalbano navigates his way though the case, as well as coping with the sweltering heat, the suspicious death of an Arab labourer and the tempting lure of a beautiful girl.
Death at sea, Andrea Camilleri
A collection of mysteries, adapted for BBC4's Inspector Montalbano series. From the title story, "Death at Sea", in which the alleged manslaughter of an engineer upon a fishing trawler leads Inspector Montalbano to uncover an even more sinister crime, Andrea Camilleri takes his readers through eight cunning cases from the Vigtan police files. Starting with an arson attack on a hotel that leaves the distraught owner as the chief suspect; to the mysterious case of a woman who goes missing in an underpass with a million lira in her handbag; to a threat on Montalbano's own life, as an anonymous motorcyclist takes a shot at the detective. Featuring stories adapted for BBC4's Inspector Montalbano, this is the perfect place to start reading Sicily's favourite crime author.
Timeless tales for kids, Lewis Carroll
Olivia Colman reads E. Nesbit's classic novel The Railway Children, a masterpiece in children's fiction wonderfully evoking a bygone age, packed with fun, excitement and adventure. Bill Nighy reads a much-loved children's classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which continues to delight young and old with its enchanting tale of witches, flying monkeys and magical shoes. Dominic Cooper reads Dickens' classic tale Oliver Twist. Dickens' timeless novel transports readers to a Victorian England filled with frightened orphans, grim workhouses and gangs of thieving children. Gemma Arterton reads Lewis Carroll's all-time classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice meets characters like the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat in a story that has delighted and entranced readers for more than a hundred years. Full story listing: Alistair McGowan reads The Jungle Book Olivia Colman reads The Railway Children Bill Nighy reads The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Luke Evans reads Treasure Island Russell Tovey reads Black Beauty Elizabeth McGovern reads Little Women Dominic Cooper reads Oliver Twist Jenna-Louise Coleman reads The Secret Garden Gemma Arterton reads Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Gemma Arterton reads Alice Through the Looking-Glass.
The burning, Jane Casey
A serial killer who wants to watch you burn...The media call him The Burning Man, a brutal murderer who has beaten four young women to death, before setting their bodies ablaze in secluded areas of London's parks. And now the fifth victim has been found...Maeve Kerrigan is an ambitious detective constable, keen to make her mark on the murder task force. Her male colleagues believe Maeve's empathy makes her weak, but the more she learns about the latest victim, Rebecca Haworth, from her grieving friends and family, the more determined Maeve becomes to bring her murderer to justice. But how do you catch a killer no one has seen? And when so much of the evidence they leave behind has gone up in smoke?
How to walk away, Katherine Center
Maggie Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she's worked so hard and so long for: her dream job, a fiancé she adores and the promise of a perfect life just around the corner. But on what should have been the happiest day of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a single catastrophic moment. In hospital Maggie is forced to confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé Charlie, wallowing in self-pity while demanding forgiveness. Then there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally there's Iain, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Iain, who won't let her give in to her despair, who makes her cry, but also manages to make her laugh . . . Maggie's new life is nothing like she expected. But could it be more than she had ever dared hope for?
The dream daughter, Diane Chamberlain
When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and it seems that nothing can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter had appeared in their lives just a few years before - and his appearance was as mysterious as his past. With no family, no friends, and a background shrouded in secrets, Hunter embraced the Sears family and never looked back. Now, Hunter is telling her that something can be done about her baby's heart. Something that will shatter every preconception Caroline has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean a mind-bending leap of faith on Caroline's part. And all for the love of her unborn child.
Bad twins, Rebecca Chance
Never trust the face in the mirror . . . It's no surprise to anyone that Jeffrey Sachs, billionaire CEO of his own hotel chain, has a drop-dead gorgeous Estonian mistress. But stepping down to spend his retirement years with her? No one saw that coming - least of all his wife! So now the prize of becoming Sachs CEO is up for grabs - and Jeffrey's four children have until the day of his wedding to compete for the job. The front runner is Conway, the older son and golden boy. But Charlotte, a glamorous social media star with an Instagram-perfect family, is hugely ambitious, fully prepared to scheme and backstab to get to the top. Then there's the dark horse: Bella, her mild-mannered, hard-working twin sister. Or could Bart, the youngest child, a sexy, incorrigible playboy, somehow catapult himself into Daddy's good books? In a game where the ultimate prize is power beyond your wildest dreams, you should never underestimate your competitors, even if they are family . . . and, it turns out, twins can be the most dangerous rivals of all.
Freeing yourself from anxiety: 4 simple steps to overcome worry and create the life you want, Tamar E Chansky
Dr. Tamar Chansky's book explains that the solution to happiness is not positive thinking but possible thinking. Armed with her strategies, listeners can achieve accurate perceptions of their lives that can liberate them from fear and perfectionism. For the estimated 25 percent of Americans who have an anxiety problem, Freeing Yourself from Anxiety provides the step-by-step tools for living stress-free, without medications.
Rage becomes her: the power of women's anger, Soraya L Chemaly
"How many women cry when angry because we've held it in for so long? How many discover that anger turned inward is depression? Soraya Chemaly's Rage Becomes Her will be good for women, and for the future of this country. After all, women have a lot to be angry about."--Gloria Steinem A transformative book urging twenty-first century-women to embrace their anger and harness it as a tool for lasting personal and societal change. Women are angry, and it isn't hard to figure out why. We are underpaid and overworked. Too sensitive, or not sensitive enough. Too dowdy or too made-up. Too big or too thin. Sluts or prudes. We are harassed, told we are asking for it, and asked if it would kill us to smile. Yes, yes it would. Contrary to the rhetoric of popular "self-help" and an entire lifetime of being told otherwise, our rage is one of the most important resources we have, our sharpest tool against both personal and political oppression. We've been told for so long to bottle up our anger, letting it corrode our bodies and minds in ways we don't even realize. Yet our anger is a vital instrument, our radar for injustice and a catalyst for change.
The luckiest guy alive, John Cooper Clarke
The original punk poet, now a beloved national treasure, this is the outstanding long-awaited collection by the inimitable Bard of Salford, Dr John Cooper Clarke.
You let me in, Lucy Clarke
Nothing has felt right since Elle rented out her house. There's a new coldness. A shift in the atmosphere. The prickling feeling that someone is watching her every move from the shadows. Maybe it's all in Elle's mind? She's a writer - her imagination, after all, is her strength. And yet every threat seems personal. As if someone has discovered the secrets that keep her awake at night. As fear and paranoia close in, Elle's own home becomes a prison. Someone is unlocking her past - and she's given them the key...
The making of a leader: recognizing the lessons and stages of leadership development, J Robert Clinton
After examining the lives of hundreds of historical, biblical, and contemporary leaders, Dr. J. Robert Clinton gained perspective on how leaders develop over a lifetime. By studying the six distinct stages he identifies, you will learn to Recognize and respond to God's providential shaping in your life, Determine where you are in the leadership development process, Identify others with leadership characteristics, and Direct the development of future leaders. This revised and updated edition includes several new appendixes and expanded endnotes, as well as an application section at the end of each chapter.
Robert B. Parker's Colorblind, Reed Farrel Coleman
Police detective Jesse Stone returns in his newest case hitting right at the heart of the Paradise police force. Jesse Stone is back on the job after a stint at rehab, and the road to recovery is immediately made bumpy by a series of disturbing and apparently racially motivated crimes, beginning with the murder of an African-American female tourist. Then, Jesse's own deputy Alisha--the first black woman to join the police force in Paradise's history--becomes the target of a sophisticated frame-up. As he and his team work tirelessly to unravel the truth, he has to wonder if this is just one part of an even grander plot, one with an end game more destructive than any of them can imagine. At the same time, a mysterious young man named Cole rolls into town with a chip on his shoulder and a problem with authority--namely, Jesse. Yet, something about the angry twenty-something appeals to Jesse, and he takes Cole under his wing. But there's more to him than meets the eye, and his secrets might change Jesse's life forever.
The hat shop on the corner, Marita Conlon-McKenna
Hats! Hats! Hats! Upbrims, sidesweeps, silks, ribbons and trims all become part of Ellie's life when she inherits the little hat shop on Dublin's South Anne Street. But the city is changing and Ellie must decide if she wants to follow the hat-making tradition of her mother or accept a generous offer to sell the shop. Encouraged by her friends, Ellie takes on the hat shop and her quirky designs and tempting millinery confections soon attract a rich assortment of customers all in search of the perfect hat. Creating hats for weddings, shows, fashion and fun, and falling for the charms of Rory Doyle along the way, Ellie is happier than she has ever been before. But as her fingers work their magic she discovers a lot can happen in the heart of a city like Dublin ...
Mother of the bride, Marita Conlon-McKenna
Everyone knows that Amy and Dan are made for each other. So when they announce their engagement their families are over the moon, especially Amy's mother Helen. What could be more exciting than planning a daughter's wedding? But as the countdown to the Big Day begins, and mother and daughter throw themselves into creating the wedding of their dreams, not everyone's prepared for the commotion this involves. Bride-to-be Amy sees her best laid wedding plans start to unravel and things go from bad to worse, as Helen struggles to pick up the pieces and get her family back on track. Amy and Helen each discover what love and marriage is all about ... but is it too late? It's not easy being a mother, let alone the Mother of the Bride!
10 things every parent needs to know, Justin Coulson
Parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson shares the ten key things every parent needs to know to raise their children in positive ways. His helpful advice will make parenting easier for you - so you don't have to keep "making it up as you go along". Drawing on the very latest in parenting and positive psychology research, the book gives simple and valuable strategies for the main issues parents of 2-12 year olds confront in everyday family life. Justin shares his secrets of effective attention, communication and understanding; how to discipline successfully and set limits; and how to manage hot-button issues such as sibling conflict, chores, school and screens - yet still have fun as a family.
Full disclosure, Stormy Daniels
She was already well-known in some circles before March 6, 2018, but that's probably the first time you heard the name Stormy Daniels. That's the day she filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement negotiated before the election but never signed. How did Stormy Daniels become the woman willing to take on a president? What is it like to be reviled by some, held up as a beacon of hope by others, and to be an object of fascination to all? In Full Disclosure, Stormy Daniels tells her whole story for the first time: everything about the events that led to the nondisclosure agreement and the behind-the-scenes attempts to intimidate her, how she came to be a leading actress and director in the adult film business, and the full truth about her journey from a rough childhood in Louisiana onto the national stage. Stormy is funny, sharp, warm, and impassioned by turns. Her story is a thoroughly American one, of a girl who loved reading and horses and who understood from a very young age what she wanted - and who also knew she'd have to get every step of the way there on her own.
The death cure, James Dashner
Maze Runner 3: The Trials are over. WICKED have collected all the information they can. Now it's up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test. But something has happened that no one at WICKED has foreseen: Thomas has remembered more than they think. And he knows WICKED can't be trusted.... The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than anyone could have imagined. With the Gladers divided, can they all make it?
The kill order, James Dashner
When sun flares hit the Earth, intense heat, toxic radiation and flooding followed, wiping out much of the human race. Those who survived live in basic communities in the mountains, hunting for food. For Mark and his friends, surviving is difficult, and then an enemy arrives, infecting people with a highly contagious virus. Thousands die, and the virus is spreading. Worse, it's mutating, and people are going crazy. It's up to Mark and his friends to find the enemy - and a cure - before the Flare infects them all.
The maze runner, James Dashner
When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything - even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors, to try and find out.
The scorch trials, James Dashner
Sequel to The Maze Runner. Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to. The earth is a wasteland. Government and order have disintegrated and now Cranks, people driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim - and meal. Thomas can only wonder - does he hold the secret of freedom some where in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?
Ode to a banker, Lindsey Davis
In the long, hot Roman summer of AD 74, Falco, private informer and spare-time poet, gives a reading for his family and friends. Things get out of hand as usual. The event is taken over by Aurelius Chrysippus, a wealthy Greek banker and patron to a group of struggling writers, who offers to publish Falco's work. A visit to the Chrysippus scriptorium implicates Falco in a gruesome literary murder, so when commissioned to investigate, Falco is forced to accept. Lindsey Davis's 12th novel wittily explores Roman publishing and banking, taking us from the jealousies of authorship and the mire of patronage to the darker financial world, where default can have fatal consequences?
One virgin too many, Lindsey Davis
All the problems I know about are family ones. A frightened child approaches Roman informer Falco pleading for help. Nobody believes Gaia's story that a relation wants to kill her - and neither does he. Beset by his own family troubles, by his new responsibilities as procurator of the Sacred Poultry, and by the continuing search for a new partner, Falco turns her away. Immediately he regrets it. Gaia has been selected as the new Vestal Virgin, and when she disappears Falco is officially asked to investigate. Finding Gaia is then a race against time, ending in Falco's most terrifying exploit yet?
The fandom, Anna Day
At Comic Con, a freak accident transports Violet and her friends into the The Gallows Dance for real - and in the first five minutes, they've caused the death of the heroine. It's up to Violet to take her place and play out the plot the way it was written. But stories have a life of their own...
Truthwitch, Susan Dennard
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a "witchery," a magical skill that sets them apart from others.In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble--as two desperate young women know all too well. Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It's a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires. Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her--but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi's hot-headed impulsiveness. Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship's captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
Louisiana's way home, Kate DiCamillo
When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana's life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town--including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister, and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder--she starts to worry that she is destined only for good-byes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana's and Granny's heads. But that is a story for another time.)
Kissing the witch, Emma Donoghue
Emma Donoghue reveals heroines young and old in unexpected alliances--sometimes treacherous, sometimes erotic, but always courageous. Told with luminous voices that shimmer with sensuality and truth, these age-old characters shed their antiquated cloaks to travel a seductive new landscape, radiantly transformed. Cinderella forsakes the handsome prince and runs off with the fairy godmother; Beauty discovers the Beast behind the mask is not so very different from the face she sees in the mirror; Snow White is awakened from slumber by the bittersweet fruit of an unnamed desire.
The human kind, Peter Dorward
And anyone who has been a patient will tell you about encounters with difficult doctors, of relationships freighted with mutual bafflement, hostility and pain. Despite its vast resources, medicine is so often destined to fail people. Written by a practising GP, this book is told through stories of Dr Peter Dorward's hardest cases, including his worst failures (and a few triumphs) and ranging from the everyday to the tragic, grotesque and humorous. With these stories Peter Dorward explores the philosophical problems and contradictions entangled in the practice of medicine.
Junk raft: an ocean voyage and a rising tide of activism to fight plastic pllution, Marcus Eriksen
An exciting account of an activist scientist's unorthodox fight in the growing movement against plastic marine pollution and of his expedition across the Pacific on a home-made "junk raft". News media brought the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"--the famous swirling gyre of plastic pollution in the ocean--into the public consciousness. But when Marcus Eriksen cofounded the 5 Gyres Institute with his wife, Anna Cummins, and set out to study the world's oceans with hundreds of volunteers, they discovered a "plastic smog" of microscopic debris that permeates our oceans globally, defying simple clean-up efforts. What's more, these micro-plastics and their toxic chemistry have seeped into the food chain, threatening marine life and humans alike. Far from being a gloomy treatise on an environmental catastrophe, though, Junk Raft tells the exciting story of Eriksen and his team's fight to solve the problem of plastic pollution. A scientist, activist, and inveterate adventurer, Eriksen is drawn to the sea by a desire to right an environmental injustice. Against long odds and common sense, he and his co-navigator, Joel Paschal, construct a "junk raft" made of plastic trash and set themselves adrift from Los Angeles to Hawaii, with no motor or support vessel, confronting perilous cyclones, food shortages, and a fast decaying raft. As Eriksen recounts his struggles to keep afloat, he immerses readers in the deep history of the plastic pollution crisis and the movement that has arisen to combat it. The proliferation of cheap plastic products during the twentieth century has left the world awash in trash. Meanwhile, the plastics industry, with its lobbying muscle, fights tooth and nail against any changes that would affect its lucrative status quo, instead defending poorly designed products and deflecting responsibility for the harm they cause. But, as Eriksen shows, the tide is turning in the battle to save the world's oceans. He recounts the successful efforts that he and many other activists are waging to fight corporate influence and demand that plastics producers be held accountable. Junk Raft provides concrete, actionable solutions and an empowering message: it's within our power to change the throw-away culture for the sake of our planet.
A gift from Woolworths, Elaine Everest
Will the war be over by Christmas? As the war moves into 1945 the lives of the women of Woolworths continue. When store manager, Betty Billington, announces she is expecting Douglas's baby her future life is about to change more than she expects. Freda has fallen in love with the handsome Scottish engineer but will it end happily? Maisie loves being a mother and also caring for her two nieces although she still has her own dreams. When her brother appears on the scene he brings unexpected danger to the family. Meanwhile Sarah dreams of her husband's return and a cottage with roses around the door but Woolworths beckons. Will our girls sail into times of peace, or will they experience more heartache and sorrow? With a wedding on the horizon, surely only happiness lies ahead - or does it? A Gift from Woolworths is the second seasonal title in Elaine Everest's heart-warming Woolworths series.
War on peace: the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence, Ronan Farrow
US foreign policy is undergoing a dire transformation, forever changing America's place in the world. Institutions of diplomacy and development are bleeding out after deep budget cuts; the diplomats who make America's deals and protect democratic interests around the world are walking out in droves. Offices across the State Department sit empty, while abroad the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. Increasingly, America is a nation that shoots first and asks questions later.
Marge and the secret tunnel, Isla Fisher
Life with Marge is never boring! Even shopping for new shoes turns out to be an amazing adventure, especially when the lights go out and the children are stuck in the shop! And when Jakey decides he'd like to visit Australia, Marge has the best idea ever. She and the children will dig a tunnel and visit a completely different country...
Offshore, Penelope Fitzgerald
On Battersea Reach, a mixed bag of the temporarily lost and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, rising and falling with the tide of the Thames. There is good-natured Maurice, by occupation a male prostitute, by chance a receiver of stolen goods. And Richard, an ex-navy man whose boat, much like its owner, dominates the Reach. Then there is Nenna, an abandoned wife and mother of two young girls running wild on the muddy foreshore, whose domestic predicament, as it deepens, will draw this disparate community together.
The royal ranger, John Flanagan
Will took an oath when he joined the Ranger Corps. Does it mean nothing to him now? After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible -- even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His worried friends must find a way to stop him taking such a dark path. It is Halt who suggests the solution: Will must take an apprentice. The candidate Halt has in mind will surprise everyone -- and it will be a request Will cannot refuse. Training a rebellious, unwilling apprentice is hard enough. But when a routine mission uncovers a shocking web of crime, Will must decide where his priorities lie; finishing his quest for revenge, or saving innocent lives? The final book of the Ranger's Apprentice series raises the stakes higher than ever. Is Will on his last mission for the Ranger Corps?
Scorpion mountain, John Flanagan
When the worlds of Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband cross over, action and adventure are guaranteed! King Duncan of Araluen has an urgent mission for Hal and the Heron brotherband. One assassination attempt on his daughter Cassandra was foiled - but the would-be killers are from the deadly Scorpion cult, and they won't be satisfied until they have completed their task. The Herons team up with Ranger Gilan to track the killers across the deserts of Arrida and infiltrate their mountain lair. But the Scorpion assassins are not the only threat the brotherband will face. A seaside battle is looming, and the Herons are called upon to help an old friend of Araluen in his fight. With their forces split between searing land and treacherous seas, can the brotherband complete their mission - before the killers find their royal target?
Slaves of soccoro, John Flanagan
When the Heron brotherband become the Skandian duty ship to the Kingdom of Araluen, they're excited at the challenges ahead. Hal, Stig, Thorn and the Herons eagerly set off for the trip - with an unexpected new crew member aboard. But an enemy from their past returns, causing the Herons to be thrown into a dangerous quest to free captured Araluens from the slave market in Socorro. Even with the help of an Araluen Ranger, the task may be too much.
Act of treason, Vince Flynn
It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.
The survivor, Vince Flynn
Top secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times bestselling series. Joseph "Rick" Rickman, former boy wonder at the CIA, stole a massive amount of top secret and hugely compromising intel concerning classified operations all over the world, offering it (and himself) to the Pakistani secret forces. Only his plans went awry when CIA director Irene Kennedy sent Mitch Rapp to hunt him down. It turns out that killing Rickman didn't solve anything--in fact, the nightmare is only intensifying.
Code to zero, Ken Follett
Three days that could change the world's political landscape . . . A man wakes up to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station, his mind stripped bare of all recollection. He has no idea how he got there. He does not even know his own name. Convinced he is a drunken down and out, it isn't until a newspaper report about a satellite launch catches his eye that he begins to suspect all is not what it seems . . . The year is 1958, and America is about to launch its first satellite, in a desperate attempt to match the Soviet Sputnik and regain the lead in the space race. As Luke Lucas gradually unravels the mystery of his amnesia, he realizes that his fate is bound up with that of the rocket that stands ready on launch pad 26B at Cape Canaveral. And as he relearns the story of his life, he uncovers long-kept secrets about his wife, his best friend and the woman he once loved more than life itself . . .
Eye of the needle, Ken Follett
His weapon is the stiletto, his codename: The Needle. He is Hitler's prize undercover agent - a cold and professional killer. It is 1944 and weeks before D-Day. The Allies are disguising their invasion plans with a phoney armada of ships and planes. Their plan would be ruined if an enemy agent found out . . . and then The Needle does just that. Hunted by MI5, he leads a murderous trail across Britain to a waiting U-Boat. But he hasn't planned for a storm-battered island, and the remarkable young woman who lives there.
The hammer of Eden, Ken Follett
Nobody can cause an earthquake . . . can they? This is the question that troubles hotshot young FBI agent Judy Maddox in Ken Follett's hold-your-breath thriller. Judy's boss has a grudge against her, so he gives her a dumb assignment: to investigate an anonymous threat from a group that claims that it can trigger earthquakes. Judy's research leads her to maverick seismologist Michael Quercus, who tells her it is possible for an earthquake to be caused deliberately. And when a tremor in a remote desert area shows signs of being machine-generated, Judy knows he was right. But who is responsible for the earthquake? Judy must find out before another tremor strikes. Helped by the erratic but attractive Michael, she races to pinpoint the terrorists' next target before they trigger the ultimate disaster.
Jackdaws, Ken Follett
Two weeks before D-Day, the French Resistance attacks a chateau containing a telephone exchange vital to German communications - but the building is heavily guarded and the attack fails disastrously. Flick Clairet, a young British secret agent, proposes a daring new plan: she will parachute into France with an all-woman team known as the 'Jackdaws' and they will penetrate the chateau in disguise. But, unknown to Flick, Rommel has assigned a brilliant, ruthless Intelligence colonel, Dieter Franck, to crush the Resistance. And Dieter is on Flick's trail.
The key to Rebecca, Ken Follett
'Our spy in Cairo is the greatest hero of them all . . .' Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, September 1942 He is known to the Germans as 'Sphinx', to others as Alex Wolff, a European businessman. He arrives suddenly in Cairo from out of the desert, armed with a radio set, a lethal blade and a copy of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca - a ruthless man with a burning, relentless conviction that he will win at all costs. The stakes are high, for the survival of the British campaign in North Africa is in the balance. Only Major William Vandam, an intelligence officer, and the beautiful courtesan Elene can put an end to Wolff's brilliant clandestine reports of British troop movements and strategic plans. As Rommel's troops come closer to victory, Vandam edges nearer to Wolff and the crucial key.
Lie down with lions, Ken Follett
When Jane is caught in a deadly love triangle between rival spies Ellis and Jean-Pierre, she becomes entangled in a web of lust, hatred and deception, which sweeps all three of them from terrorist conspiracies in Paris to all-out guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan. Jean-Pierre and Jane marry, and go to work as doctors in the Valley of the Five Lions to help the rebels fighting for their freedom against the Russians. Confronted by extreme violence and danger, Jane desperately tries to get out of the line of fire. Then help comes, unexpectedly, in the form of her husband's greatest enemy.
The Modigliani scandal, Ken Follett
Modigliani. Unarguably one of the greatest artists who ever lived. Modigliani's women. Those elongated, haunting figures, as eternally provocative as the Mona Lisa. And Modigliani's missing masterpiece. A priceless lost treasure - or a chillingly dangerous game? In The Modigliani Scandal, up and coming artist Peter Usher has still to exhibit anywhere, still to make even the most modest mark on the London art scene. But as rumour turns to reality, Usher finds himself caught up in a race to uncover the shadowy figures behind a breath-taking scam. Will art genius ever be rewarded? Will the brush prove more deadly than the gun?
Night over water, Ken Follett
On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain has declared war, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper, bound for New York: an English aristocrat, fleeing with his family and a fortune in jewels; a German scientist, escaping from the Nazis; a murderer under FBI escort; a young wife running away from a domineering husband; and a handsome, unscrupulous thief.
Paper money, Ken Follett
In Paper Money three seemingly unrelated events occur on a single morning in London. An MP wakes up after spending the night with a beautiful young woman. A tycoon meets a leading Bank of England official for breakfast. And an underworld gang boss briefs his crew. Nothing so far to keep the tabloid editors awake. Until ambitious young reporter Kevin Hart uncovers his first promising link . . . What he begins to uncover is conspiracy; conspiracy to defraud, whatever the human cost. On one unforgettable day in the capital, fortunes will be destroyed and ideals will be shattered by the discovery that the whole truth is too dangerous to print.
The third twin, Ken Follett
He could be your lover, your friend . . . or your killer. Scientist Jeannie Ferrami stumbles across a baffling mystery: Steve and Dan appear to be identical twins, but were born on different days, to different mothers. One is a law student, the other a convicted murderer. They seem a world apart, but as Jeannie begins to fall in love with Steve, she finds her professional - and personal -future threatened. But when Steve is accused of a terrible crime, Jeannie is forced to question just how unalike the two men really are. Together, she and Steve investigate and start to uncover buried secrets. But perhaps some secrets are best left alone.
Triple, Ken Follett
Triple is the story of the most successful espionage coup - and best-kept secret - of this century. It is 1968. Israeli intelligence has learned that Egypt, with Soviet help, will develop atomic bombs within months -an untimely end for the young nation unless a source of uranium for Israeli bombs can be had in complete secrecy. Impossible, of course, unless someone as improbable as the plan can be found to steal it. Working alone, Israeli agent Nat Dickstein concocts an ingenious scenario for the biggest, and quietest, hijacking in history. Against him are the Russian KGB, Egyptian Intelligence and the Arab extremist Fedayeen. With him is a half-English, half-Arab young woman of uncertain allegiance, who discovers Dickstein's Achilles heel .
The fox, Frederick Forsyth
Most weapons do what you tell them. Most weapons you can control. But what if the most dangerous weapon in the world isn't a smart missile or a stealth submarine or even an AI computer program? What if it's a 17-year-old boy with a blisteringly brilliant mind, who can run rings around the most sophisticated security services across the globe, who can manipulate that weaponry and turn it against the superpowers themselves? How valuable would he be? And what wouldn't you do to get hold of him? The Fox is a race-against-time thriller across continents to find and capture, or protect and save, an asset with the means to change the balance of world power. Whatever happens he must not fall into the wrong hands. Because what follows after that is unthinkable?
America for beginners, Leah Franqui
Recalling contemporary classics such as Americanah, Behold the Dreamers, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a funny, poignant, and insightful debut novel that explores the complexities of family, immigration, prejudice, and the American Dream through meaningful and unlikely friendships forged in unusual circumstances. Pival Sengupta has done something she never expected: she has booked a trip with the First Class India USA Destination Vacation Tour Company. But unlike other upper-class Indians on a foreign holiday, the recently widowed Pival is not interested in sightseeing. She is traveling thousands of miles from Kolkota to New York on a cross-country journey to California, where she hopes to uncover the truth about her beloved son, Rahi.
Bitter orange, Claire Fuller
From the attic of a dilapidated English country house, she sees them - Cara first: dark and beautiful, clinging to a marble fountain of Cupid, and Peter, an Apollo. It is 1969 and they are spending the summer in the rooms below hers while Frances writes a report on the follies in the garden for the absent American owner. But she is distracted. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she discovers a peephole which gives her access to her neighbours' private lives. To Frances' surprise, Cara and Peter are keen to spend time with her.
A ration book Christmas, Jean Fullerton
With Christmas approaching, the Brogan family of London's East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe's nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must do all they can to keep a stiff upper lip. For Jo, the youngest of the Brogan sisters, the perils of war also offer a new-found freedom. Jo falls in love with Tommy, a man known for his dangerous reputation as much as his charm. But as the falling bombs devastate their neighbourhood and rationing begins to bite, will the Brogans manage to pull together a traditional family Christmas? And will Jo find the love and security she seeks in a time of such grave peril?
The land before avocado, Richard Glover
There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It's a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and now and then surprisingly appealing. It's the Australia of his childhood. The Australia of the late 60s and early 70s. Let's break the news now: they didn't have avocado. It's a place of funny clothing and food that was appalling, but amusingly so. It is also the land of staggeringly awful attitudes - often enshrined in law - towards anybody who didn't fit in. The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, feel angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were, not so long ago. Most of all, it will make you realise just how far we've come - and how much further we can go.
Theory and reality: an introduction to the philosophy of science, Peter Godfrey-Smith
How does science work' Does it tell us what the world is "really" like' What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe' In Theory and Reality, Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the listener on a grand tour of one hundred years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science. Intended for undergraduates and general audiences with no prior background in philosophy, Theory and Reality covers logical positivism; the problems of induction and confirmation; Karl Popper's theory of science; Thomas Kuhn and "scientific revolutions"; the views of Imre Lakatos, Larry Laudan, and Paul Feyerabend; and challenges to the field from sociology of science, feminism, and science studies. The book then looks in more detail at some specific problems and theories, including scientific realism, the theory-ladeness of observation, scientific explanation, and Bayesianism. Finally, Godfrey-Smith defends a form of philosophical naturalism as the best way to solve the main problems in the field.
The tour, Jean Grainger
A charming Irish bus driver. A group of disparate American tourists. One life changing week. During a routine tour of Ireland, tour guide Conor O'Shea finds himself on a journey of his own through the lives of his hilarious companions as together they navigate both the Irish countryside and the secrets of their individual lives. A Wall Street banker, a divorcee, a musician, a cop and a professor all enter Ireland with something on their minds, and throughout their journey with Conor as their guide, they each begin to show something of themselves against the spectacular backdrop of Ireland. As colourful and turbulent as the wild Atlantic coast, The Tour offers more than just a look at one of the world's most beautiful places, but contrasts Ireland's open skyways and idyllic views against the secret lives of the individual. Witty, informative and with a touch of romance, The Tour offers a unique look at the lives of others amidst the Emerald Isle. Can you afford to miss the trip of a lifetime?
The case against fragrance, Kate Grenville
Kate Grenville had always associated perfume with elegance and beauty. Then the headaches started. Like perhaps a quarter of the population, Grenville reacts badly to the artificial fragrances around us: other people's perfumes, and all those scented cosmetics, cleaning products and air fresheners. On a book tour in 2015, dogged by ill health, she started wondering: what's in fragrance? Who tests it for safety? What does it do to people? The more Grenville investigated, the more she felt this was a story that should be told. The chemicals in fragrance can be linked not only to short-term problems like headaches and asthma, but to long-term ones like hormone disruption and cancer. Yet products can be released onto the market without testing. They're regulated only by the same people who make and sell them. And the ingredients don't even have to be named on the label. This book is based on careful research into the science of scent and the power of the fragrance industry. But, as you'd expect from an acclaimed novelist, it's also accessible and personal. The Case Against Fragrance will make you see - and smell - the world differently.
A tale of two hearts, Michelle Griep
London, 1953: Mina Scott will do anything to escape the drudgery of her life. She saves every penny to attend a finishing school, dreaming of the day she'll become a real lady - and catch the eye of William Barlow, a frequent guest at the inn where Mina works and lives. William is a gentleman's son, a charming, but penniless, rogue. However, his bachelor uncle will soon name an heir - either him or his puritanical cousin. In an effort to secure the inheritance, William gives his uncle the impression he's married, which works until he's invited to bring his wife for a visit. William asks Mina to be his pretend bride, only until his uncle names an heir on Christmas Day. Mina is flattered and frustrated by the offer, for she wants a true relationship with William. Yet, she agrees...then wishes she hadn't. So does William. Deceiving the old man breaks both their hearts. When the truth is finally discovered, more than just money is lost. Can two hearts survive such deception?
Salvation, Peter F Hamilton
Know your enemy - or be defeated. AD 2204. An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion - so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship's sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions, but could also foreshadow humanity's extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything. Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. They needed fuel for their pilgrimage across the galaxy - and in exchange they helped us advance our technology. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse? The far future. Many lightyears from Earth, Dellian and his clan of genetically engineered soldiers are raised with one goal. They must confront and destroy their ancient adversary. The enemy caused mankind to flee across the galaxy and they hunt us still. If they aren't stopped, we will be wiped out - and we're running out of time.
Unconventional, Maggie Harcourt
Lexi Angelo is a Convention Kid - she's got a clipboard and a walkie talkie to prove it. Aidan Green is a messy-haired, annoyingly arrogant author and he's disrupting her perfect planning. In a flurry of awkward encounters, lost schedules and late-night conversations, Lexi discovers that some things can't be planned ... Things like falling in love.
Alice-Miranda at school, Jacqueline Harvey
Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennigton-Jones can't wait to start boarding school. When she arrives at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies, the adventure begins ... only not quite as Alice-Miranda expects. The minute she sets foot on the school's manicured grounds, she senses that something is wrong: Miss Grimm, the headmistress, is nowhere to be seen; the gardens have no flowers; and a mysterious stranger seems to be hiding out on the premises. But that's not all. Some girls are mean and spoiled, like Alethea Goldsworthy. Can Alice-Miranda defeat Alethea in one of three difficult tests she must pass to remain at school? Will she discover Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale's big secret and make things right? Well, if anyone can, it's Alice-Miranda.
Alice-Miranda on holiday, Jacqueline Harvey
Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones has survived her first term at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale. And now Jacinta Headlington-Bear, the school's second best tantrum thrower, is joining Alice-Miranda's family for term break. Who would have thought it! The two girls are looking forward to a relaxing holiday at Highton Hall. But a cranky boy is causing mischief on the estate, a movie star has come to visit and a stranger is snooping about. Add a naughty pony, a hint of romance and a dastardly scheme, and Jacinta and Alice-Miranda might have a more exciting holiday than they were expecting.
Frankie Fish and the Viking fiasco, Peter Helliar
Best friends Frankie and Drew are desperate to win this year's Halloween costume parade, and they know exactly what will give them the edge: authentic Viking costumes from olden-day Norway! The plan is simple: use their secret Sonic Suitcase to get in, get helmets, and get out. But they weren't counting on accidentally bringing back a Viking called Birger with them - plus his angry brother Brynjar, who really has it in for Frankie and Drew. Can the boys round up the vikings, get them back home and win the costume parade before anyone discovers what they've done? From Australia's favourite comedian Peter Helliar comes the third adventure in his hilarious and bestselling Frankie Fish series!
Every living thing, James Herriot
The finale to James Herriot's bestselling series of animal stories Herriot's heart-warming story collections brings back familiar friends (including old favourites such as Tricki Woo) and introduces new ones, including Herriot's children Rosie and Jimmy and the marvelously eccentric Calum Buchanan. These programmes provide a perfect opportunity for existing fans of Herriot's work to reacquaint themselves with his writing, and for those who've never read him to hear what generations of animal lovers have already discovered: James Herriot is that rarest of creatures, a genuine master storyteller.
James Herriot's animal stories, James Herriot
Ten more delightful stories from the pen of the world's most beloved veterinarian, guaranteed to delight the Yorkshire vet's worldwide legions of fans ... When you enter the world of James Herriot's Animal Stories, you'll share his wonder and humor, his adventures and misadventures as he contends with pet owners and landowners; rough-spoken farmers and soft-spoken gentry; orphaned lambs, litters of piglets and puppies, cattle and draught horses; and a miscellany of cats and dogs including, of course, Mrs. Pumphrey's inimitable Pekinese, Tricki Woo.
The Lord God made them all, James Herriot
It is just after World War II, and James has returned from the R.A.F. to do battle with the diseases and injuries that befall the farm animals and pets of Skeldale and the surrounding moors. Four-year-old Jimmy Herriot, Humphrey Cobb and his little beagle Myrtle, Norman the book-loving veterinary assistant, and many more new faces join old favourites among the green hills of Yorkshire, as James takes an unforgettable voyage to Russia on a freighter with 383 pedigreed sheep.
Motherhood, Sheila Heti
Motherhood treats one of the most consequential decisions of early adulthood - whether or not to have children - with the intelligence, wit and originality that have won Sheila Heti international acclaim. Having reached an age when most of her peers are asking themselves when they will become mothers, Heti's narrator considers, with the same urgency, whether she will do so at all. Over the course of several years, under the influence of her partner, body, family, friends, mysticism and chance, she struggles to make a moral and meaningful choice. In a compellingly direct mode that straddles the forms of the novel and the essay, Motherhood raises radical and essential questions about womanhood, parenthood and how - and for whom - to live.
The travelling bag: and other ghostly stories, Susan Hill
From the foggy streets of Victorian London to the eerie perfection of 1950s suburbia, the everyday is invaded by the evil otherworldly in this unforgettable collection of new ghost stories from the author of The Woman in Black. In the title story, on a murky evening in a warmly lit club off St James, a bishop listens closely as a paranormal detective recounts his most memorable case, one whose horrifying denouement took place in that very building. In 'The Front Room', a devoutly Christian mother tries to protect her children from the evil influence of their grandmother, both when she is alive and when she is dead. A lonely boy finds a friend in 'Boy Number 21', but years later he is forced to question the nature of that friendship and to ask whether ghosts can perish in fires. This is Susan Hill at her best, telling characteristically flesh-creeping and startling tales of thwarted ambition, terrifying revenge and supernatural stirrings that will leave readers wide awake long into the night.
After the fire, Will Hill
Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right and what is wrong. He knows what is coming. Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She's starting to see the lies behind Father John's words. She wants him to be found out. What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire?
Cave of Bones, Anne Hillerman
When Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito arrives to speak at an outdoor character-building program for at-risk teens, she discovers chaos. Annie, a young participant on a solo experience due back hours before, has just returned and is traumatized. Gently questioning the girl, Bernie learns that Annie stumbled upon a human skeleton on her trek. While everyone is relieved that Annie is back, they're concerned about a beloved instructor who went out into the wilds of the rugged lava wilderness bordering Ramah Navajo Reservation to find the missing girl. The instructor vanished somewhere in the volcanic landscape known as El Malpais.
Song of the lion, Anne Hillerman
A deadly bombing takes Navajo Tribal cops Bernadette Manuelito, Jim Chee, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, back into the past to find a vengeful killer in this riveting Southwestern mystery from the bestselling author of Spider Woman's Daughter and Rock with WingsWhen a car bomb kills a young man in the Shiprock High School parking lot, Officer Bernadette Manuelito discovers that the intended victim was a mediator for a multi-million-dollar development planned at the Grand Canyon. But what seems like an act of ecoterrorism turns out to be something far more nefarious and complex. Piecing together the clues, Bernadette and her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, uncover a scheme to disrupt the negotiations and inflame tensions between the Hopi and Dine tribes. Retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn has seen just about everything in his long career. As the tribal police's investigation unfolds, he begins to suspect that the bombing may be linked to a cold case he handled years ago. As he, Bernadette, and Chee carefully pull away the layers behind the crime, they make a disturbing discovery: a meticulous and very patient killer with a long-simmering plan of revenge.
The spell, Alan Hollinghurst
The Spell is a comedy of sexual manners that follows the interlocking affairs of four men: Robin, an architect in his late forties, who is trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his younger lover, Justin; Robin's twenty-two year old son Danny, a volatile beauty who lives for clubbing and casual sex; and the shy Alex, who is Justin's ex-boyfriend. As each in turn falls under the spell of romance or drugs, country living or rough trade, a richly ironic picture emerges of the clashing imperatives of modern gay life. At once lyrical, sceptical and romantic, The Spell confirms Alan Hollinghurst as one of Britain's most important novelists.
The Western Front, Richard Holmes
Military historian Richard Holmes turns his attention to the infamous First World War trench line, the Western Front. Of the nine million British and Dominion soldiers who were killed in action in the Great War, most died here.
Not quite Nice, Celia Imrie
Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice. With its beautiful villas, bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village sparkles like a diamond on the French Mediterranean coast. Once the hideaway of artists and writers, it is now home to the odd rock icon and Hollywood movie star and, as Theresa soon discovers, a close-knit set of expats. There's Carol, the infinitely glamorous American and her doting husband, David; the erstwhile British TV star, Sally; the ferocious Sian and her wayward Australian poet husband; the sharply witty Zoe with her strangely youthful face and penchant for white wine; and the suave Brian, who catches Theresa's eye.
Fishnet, Kirstin Innes
Twenty-year-old Rona Leonard walks out of her sister Fiona's flat and disappears. Six years on, worn down by a tedious job, child care and the aching absence in her life, Fiona's mundane existence is blown apart by the revelation that, before she disappeared, Rona had been working as a prostitute. Driven to discover the truth, Fiona embarks on an obsessive quest to investigate the sex industry that claimed her sister. As she is drawn into a complex world, Fiona makes shocking discoveries that challenge everything she believed and will ultimately change her life forever. Bittersweet, sensual and rich, Fishnet takes a clear-eyed, meticulously researched, controversial look at the sex industry and the lives of sex workers, questioning our perception of contemporary femininity.
Trans, Juliet Jacques
Through university and then in a series of dead end clerical jobs, Jacques felt out of place with her surroundings and with who she really was. Living in Brighton, trying to launch a career as a writer, she navigates the hostilities and misunderstandings of growing up in a time when the mainstream media -- and even feminism - fail to acknowledge transgender identity. Yet through films, music, politics and football, she begins to find herself and starts the process of transition - and life beyond. Throughout her memoir, Jacques interweaves the narrative with powerful explorations of many of the major debates surrounding trans: the uses of life writing, the relationship with feminism, and the before and after images that illustrated so many articles and documentaries. Brilliantly written, revealing and honest, Trans also includes an epilogue with award-winning author Sheila Heti, in which Jacques and Heti discuss the issues facing transgender people.
Pillywiggins and the tree witch, Julia Jarman
When Natasha moves to a new house, she discovers a statue of a fairy in her garden beneath a huge fir tree, which Natasha is sure is a witch. With the help of a local boy, she learns that fairies stole the witch's baby and in revenge she turned a fairy to stone. Natasha realises the only way to free the stone fairy, Pillywiggins, is to go to Fairy Land herself and rescue the witch's baby.
The time-travelling cat and Egyptian goddess, Julia Jarman
Topher and his father are trying to get over the death of Topher's mother, an Egyptologist, when they take in a stray cat. This cat bears an uncanny resemblance to a cat ornament given to Topher by his mother and so they name it 'Ka', meaning 'double'. Topher becomes very attached to Ka and is puzzled by her mysterious absences. One day when he is playing a computer game with an Egyptian theme, Ka jumps on the keys and spells out the name Bubastis, which was the centre of cat worship in Ancient Egypt. Could Ka really be leading a double life and what is she trying to tell Topher?
Wish you were here, Sheridan Jobbins
'In this moment I am perfect. I am free to be whoever I want, and all I want to be is a woman in a red spotty dress, speeding into her future in a shiny red car'. Raw, sharply funny and heartfelt, Wish You Were Here is a girl's own adventure with bite, a rollercoaster ride that will make you itch to hit the road with this irresponsible and irresistible adventurer. Reeling from the collapse of her marriage, and after a late night enjoying smashing her china a bit too much, Sheridan Jobbins decides she needs to do something drastic - so she buys a shiny red car and drives across America. Hopelessly unprepared and heartbroken, she sets out on the road trip of a lifetime determined to find herself. Ironically she finds love instead. But not before a whole bunch of crazy adventures and wrong turns along the way...
Incognito, Shelley Johannes
Operation Upside is finally in full swing. But when Beatrice's over-enthusiasm lands Mrs Tamarack with a Strictest Certificate, the team has to hold off on any new missions to avoid suspicion. Lying low is not exactly Beatrice's strong suit, especially when she sees someone who desperately needs to be recognised. But when the certificate meant for him falls into the wrong hands, Beatrice and Lenny must find a way to widen their circle once again to save Operation Upside, and themselves, from trouble.
Experience the impossible: simple ways to unleash Heaven's power on earth, Bill Johnson
With insight and passion, Bill Johnson gives over 80 simple ways we can experience the impossible and unleash heaven's power in our world.
Shadow of the fox, Julie Kagawa
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish--and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn. Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple's greatest treasure--one part of the ancient scroll.
The future of the mind: the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind, Michio Kaku
For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.
The little snake, A L Kennedy
'Some time ago, perhaps before you were even born, a young girl was walking in her garden. She may have been called Mary - that's what most of the stories say. Mary was a little bit taller than the other girls her age and had brownish crinkly hair. She was quite thin, because she didn't always have exactly enough to eat. She liked honey and whistling and the colour blue and finding out.' This is the story of Mary, a young girl born in a beautiful city full of rose gardens and fluttering kites. When she is still very small, Mary meets Lanmo, a shining golden snake, who becomes her very best friend.
The art of preserving love, Ada Langton
Ballarat, 1905 The gossips call 19-year-old Edie Cottingham the 'Too Girl' - too stubborn, too outspoken and too modern to get a husband. But Edie does not care. She is determined to defy them all and find love with Theo Hooley, the gentle church organist and veteran of the African Boer war. But just as Theo prepares to ask Edie's father for her hand, their world is turned upside down. Edie's mother is gone and she must care for her new baby sister. Gracie is a sickly baby with a special smile that enchants everyone who sees it. How can Edie marry and leave the family home now? But Theo Hooley is a man who knows how to wait. Every Sunday, Theo walks from his home to woo Edie, rose in hand. Each week Edie refuses him, knowing that he is asking for more than a walk around the lake on a Sunday afternoon. Each week Theo resolves anew to wait for her.
Top dog, Jens Lapidus
For decades, a secret network in Stockholm has been exploiting young girls, ruthlessly eliminating anyone who threatens to reveal their secret. As oddly paired duo Teddy and Emelie - the thug and the lawyer - investigate, the terrifying noose tightens. The police force has established a special team to find out just who's involved in the network, but can't seem to get close enough. And who is it that's trying to silence Teddy and Emelie, using any means necessary?
Assassin's run, Ward Larsen
Assassin David Slaton clashes with the Russians in this action-packed espionage thriller from USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen. Assassin's Run revives globe-trotting, hard-hitting assassin David Slaton for another breathless adventure. When a Russian oligarch is killed by a single bullet on his yacht off the Isle of Capri, Russian intelligence sources speculate that a legendary Israeli assassin, long thought dead, might be responsible. However, David Slaton--the assassin in question--is innocent. Realizing the only way to clear his name is to find out who's truly responsible, he travels to Capri. While he searches, a web of disparate events unfolds across the Middle East.
The frighteners, Peter Laws
The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent. He meets vampires, hunts werewolves in Hull, talks to a man who has slept on a mortuary slab to help him deal with a diagnosis, and is chased by a chainsaw-wielding maniac through a farmhouse full of hanging bodies. Staring into the darkness of a Transylvanian night, he asks: What is it that makes millions of people seek to be disgusted and freaked out? And, in a world that worships rationality and points an accusing finger at violent video games and gruesome films, can an interest in horror culture actually give us safe ways to confront our mortality? Might it even have power to re-enchant our jaded world?
Sawkill girls, Claire Legrand
A breath-taking and spine-tingling novel about three teenage girls who face off against an insidious monster that preys upon young women. Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she's sure she'll never find. Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she's broken--or maybe everyone else is. Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies. Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires. Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight...until now.
Her mother's secret, Natasha Lester
1918, England. Armistice Day should bring peace into Leonora East's life. Rather than making cosmetics secretly in her father's chemist shop, Leo hopes to now display her wares openly. Instead, Spanish flu arrives in the village, claiming her father's life. Determined to start over she boards a ship to New York City, where she meets debonair department store heir Everett Forsyth ... 1939, New York City. Everett's daughter, Alice, a promising ballerina, receives a mysterious letter inviting her to star in a series of advertisements for a cosmetics line. If she accepts she will be immortalised like dancers such as Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Ginger Rogers. Why, then, are her parents so quick to forbid it?
A kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald, Natasha Lester
It's the Roaring Twenties in the Manhattan of gin, jazz and prosperity. Women wear makeup and hitched hemlines and enjoy a new freedom to vote and work. Not so for Evelyn Lockhart, who is forbidden from pursuing her passion to become one of the first female doctors. Chasing her dream will mean turning her back on her family: her competitive sister, Viola; her conservative parents; and the childhood best friend she is expected to marry, Charlie. In a desperate attempt to support herself through Columbia University's medical school, Evie auditions for the infamous late-night Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway. But if she gets the part, what will it mean for her fledgling relationship with Upper East Side banker Thomas Whitman - a man Evie thinks she could fall in love with, if only she lived a life less scandalous ... Captivating, heart-warming and inspiring A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald stars a young woman ahead of her time amid the fragile hearts and glamour of Jazz Age New York.
Devil in tartan, Julia London
Peril and passion on enemy seas...Lottie Livingstone bears the weight of an island on her shoulders. Under threat of losing their home, she and her clan take to the seas to sell a shipload of illegal whiskey. When an attack leaves them vulnerable, she transforms from a maiden daughter to a clever warrior. For survival, she orchestrates the siege of a rival's ship and now holds the devilish Scottish captain Aulay Mackenzie under her command. Tied, captive and forced to watch a stunning siren commandeer the Mackenzie ship, Aulay burns with the desire to seize control--of the ship and Lottie. He has resigned himself to a life of solitude on the open seas, but her beauty tantalizes him like nothing has before. As authorities and enemies close in, he is torn between surrendering her to justice and defending her from assailants. He'll lose her forever, unless he's willing to sacrifice the unimaginable...
Tempting the laird, Julia London
Mystery and desire cloak the Scottish Highlands Unruly. Unmarried. Unapologetic. Catriona Mackenzie's reputation precedes her everywhere she goes. Her beloved late aunt Zelda taught Cat to live out loud and speak her mind, and that's exactly what she does when Zelda's legacy--a refuge for women in need--comes under fire. When her quest puts her in the path of the disturbingly mysterious Hamlin Graham, Duke of Montrose, Cat is soon caught up in the provocative rumors surrounding the dark duke. Never one to retreat, Cat boldly goes where no one else has dared for answers. Shrouded in secrets, a hostage of lies, Hamlin must endure the fear and suspicion of those who believe he is a murderer. The sudden disappearance of his wife and the truth he keeps silent are a risk to his chances at earning a coveted parliamentary seat. But he's kept his affairs tightly held until a woman with sparkling eyes and brazen determination appears unexpectedly in his life. Deadly allegations might be his downfall, but his unleashed passion could be the duke's ultimate undoing.
Wild wicked Scot, Julia London
Born into riches and groomed in English luxury, Margot Armstrong didn't belong in a Scottish chieftain's devil-may-care world. Three years ago she fled their marriage of convenience and hasn't looked back-except to relive the moments spent in wild, rugged Arran McKenzie's passionate embrace. But as their respective countries' fragile unity threatens to unravel, Margot must return to her husband to uncover his role in the treachery before her family can be accused of it. Red-haired, green-eyed Margot was Arran's beautiful bride. Her loss has haunted him, but her return threatens everything he has gained. As the Highland mists carry whispers of an English plot to seize McKenzie territory, he must outmaneuver her in games of espionage.and seduction. But even as their secrets tangle together, there's nothing to prevent love from capturing them both and leading them straight into danger.
Samaritans, Jonathan Lynn
Samaritans Medical Center, Washington DC, can't seem to look after itself and its increasingly desperate doctors, let alone its patients. The chairman of the board, billionaire arms dealer and part-time philanthropist David Soper, decides that it's time to kill or cure. Business School alumnus and Las Vegas hotel genius Max Green is the perfect man for the job. A man of vision. A man with a mission. A man who knows that wealth-care is smarter than healthcare. He's going to make Samaritans great again. Andrew Sharp, star cardio-thoracic surgeon, turns his back on the NHS and buys in to this brave new world of Porsches and payola. But when his American Dream turns into a living nightmare, Andrew discovers that even the new-found love of his assistant, Cathy, may not be enough to save him?
The plant messiah: adventures in search of the world's rarest species, Carlos Magdalena
An impassioned memoir of saving extraordinary plants on the brink of extinction, by a scientist who has been called a "codebreaker" (Telegraph) and "an inspiration" (Jane Goodall) Carlos Magdalena is not your average horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save the world's most endangered plants. First captivated by the flora of his native Spain, he has travelled to the remotest parts of the globe in search of exotic species. Renowned for his pioneering work, he has committed his life to protecting plants from man-made ecological destruction and thieves hunting for wealthy collectors. In The Plant Messiah, Magdalena takes readers from the Amazon to the jungles of Mauritius to deep within the Australian Outback in search of the rare and the vulnerable. Back in the lab, we watch as he develops ground-breaking, left-field techniques for rescuing species from extinction, encouraging them to propagate and thrive once again. Along the way, he offers moving, heartfelt stories about the secrets contained within these incredible organisms. Passionate and absorbing, The Plant Messiah is a tribute to the diversity of life on our planet, and the importance of preserving it.
Woman of ill fame, Erika Mailman
Looking for a better life, Nora Simms sails from the East Coast to gold rush San Francisco with a plan for success: to strike it rich by trading on her good looks. But when a string of murders claims several of her fellow "women of ill fame," Nora grows uneasy with how closely linked all of the victims are to her. Even her rise to the top of her profession and a move to the fashionable part of town don't shelter her from the danger, and she must distinguish friend from foe in a race to discover the identity of the killer.
Johnno, David Malouf
Dante and Johnno are unlikely childhood friends, growing up in the bustle of steamy, wartime Brisbane. Later, as teenagers, they learn about love and life amidst the city's pubs and public libraries, backyards and brothels, Moreton Bay figs and tennis parties. As adults, they make the great pilgrimage overseas and maintain an uneasy friendship as they seek to build their lives. An affectionately outrageous portrait, Johnno brilliantly recreates the war-conscious forties, the pubs and brothels of the fifties, and the years away treading water overseas.
Station eleven, Emily St John Mandel
Day one: The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the Earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. Week Two: Civilisation has crumbled. Year Twenty: A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild. Moving backwards and forwards in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: famous actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan, a bystander warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife, Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend, Clark; Kirsten, an actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed 'prophet'.
Intercepted, Alexa Martin
Marlee thought she scored the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. But there's a new player on the horizon, and he's in a league of his own...Marlee Harper is the perfect girlfriend. She's definitely had enough practice by dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last ten years. But when she discovers he has been tackling other women on the sly, she vows to never date an athlete again. There's just one problem: Gavin Pope, the new hotshot quarterback and a fling from the past, has Marlee in his sights. Gavin fights to show Marlee he's nothing like her ex. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to let her escape her past. The team's wives, who never led the welcome wagon, are not happy with Marlee's return. They have only one thing on their minds: taking her down. But when the gossip makes Marlee public enemy number one, she worries about more than just her reputation. Between their own fumbles and the wicked wives, it will take a Hail Mary for Marlee and Gavin's relationship to survive the season.
The parentations, Kate Mayfield
Camden, London, 2015, December 17th - the lives of the sisters Fitzgerald, Constance and Verity, are consumed by the wait for this boy, who may or may not be dead. There is no way of knowing. Deep within the savage beauty of Iceland, a hidden pool grants those who drink from it endless life. For those that have, their secret must remain held close for two hundred years, but time is slipping away, and malign forces are gathering. And for those who have sipped from the pool, they discover all too quickly that immortality is no gift, because in the absence of death, true darkness emerges.
The Skylarks' war, Hilary McKay
The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One, from the award-winning Hilary McKay. Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?
The soul of America: the battle for our better angels, Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history.
Scared to death, K T Medina
A baby is abandoned in the middle of the night at Royal Surrey County Hospital. DI Bobby 'Marilyn' Simmons suspects the father is planning to take his own life following the violent suicide of his eldest son Danny a year earlier. The race is on to find him. Captain Ben Callan is investigating a suspicious death. Just sixteen years old, Stephen Foster has been stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver. Someone tried to save his life - but who? And why haven't they come forward? When psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn is called in to consult on both cases, she sees connections between the deaths of Danny and Stephen. And when she starts counselling a third traumatized young man, Jessie fears he faces the same fate...
Two little girls, K T Medina
Two bodies on the beach. One killer out for revenge. A gripping new thriller featuring a brilliantly complex psychologist, Dr Jessie Flynn, who struggles with a dark past. Two little girls walked to their deaths and nobody noticed... Two years ago, a young girl was murdered while playing on the beach, a doll left by her side. DI Bobby 'Marilyn' Simmons failed to catch her killer and he's been tormented with guilt ever since. So when another dead girl is found in the dunes, another doll, he knows this could be his only chance to silence his demons. Psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn is called in to help with the investigation. But she's being led into a web of lies and deceit by a new patient called Laura - a deeply disturbed woman who wants Jessie as her friend.
Fire damage, Kate Medina
To find a killer, she must unlock a child's terror... The first in an exciting new crime series featuring psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn - a brilliantly complex character who struggles with a dark past of her own. Perfect for fans of Nicci French and Val McDermid. 'The girl knows,' he whispered... Four-year-old Sami is deeply traumatised, and it's up to psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn to unlock his terrifying memories. She needs to find out who 'the girl' is - but nothing can prepare her for the truth about what haunts him. Meanwhile, Jessie's former patient, Captain Ben Callan, is investigating the suspicious death of an officer in Afghanistan - the problem is the only suspect refuses to talk. When a dead body washes up on a Sussex beach, Jessie and Ben's cases converge. Soon it's clear that the mystery in Afghanistan began with a secret much closer to home. And a desperate killer will do anything to keep it buried...
Simplify your life, Joyce Meyer
Jesus came to give us abundant, overflowing, joy-filled lives. But in today's fast-paced, demanding society, it's easy to live overwhelmed with overflowing schedules rather than overflowing joy. The result usually amounts to stressful, hurried everyday lives that look much different than what God intended.
Wicked river: a novel, Jenny Milchman
Six-million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, the isolated backcountry honeymoon seemed ideal for starting their lives together--but as they begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, it soon becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods. A man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon. He wants something from them that's more terrifying than death. And once they are near him, he will do everything in his power to make sure they never walk out again.
Dancing brumby, Elyne Mitchell
Choopa is a dancer. When he hears the music of the waltz streaming into the cold night air of the high mountains, he dances. Far below, a child's voice called: 'There's a tiny horse dancing on the pass.' The music grew louder again, and Choopa's blue and white legs and body waltzed above the Snowy River. And so the stories begin of the little blue roan foal with the strange, misshapen legs, who dances like an angel. Dandaloo fears for her little foal's safety, and with Son of Storm, Wingilla and Bri Bri, leads him up into the highest mountains, away from the threat of man. But one man, a man who trained Lipizzaner horses at the Spanish riding school, will not give up his search for this unique foal who weaves a spell around all who see him dance.
Silver brumby, silver dingo, Elyne Mitchell
A ferocious storm cruelly separates the young colt, Tiarri, from his mother and dumps him beside an orphaned dingo pup. Tiarri saves the pup's life from a marauding eagle, and from this battle springs a friendship that defies every law of nature. It is a bizarre friendship between three animals that ordinarily would never associate. Together they roam the magnificent Snowy Mountains and survive repeated attacks from bush animals unsettled by their uncanny alliance. Binding them is the brotherhood of every silver brumby that ever walked the Cascades and the apparition of Thowra, the most wondrous silver stallion of them all ...
Weather or not, Sarah Mlynowski
When Willa's upside-down magic rains, it pours. Clouds form under ceilings. Classrooms get flooded. Umbrellas must always be nearby, just in case Willa has an outburst. Willa hates being the source of such sogginess. Even worse, the more she rains, the badder she feels... and the badder she feels, the more she rains. All the storminess is threatening to drown her good grades and flood all her friendships. Is there any way to use magic to make the clouds disappear? Or is the storm of the century on its way?
21 days to resilience: how to transcend the daily grind, deal with the tough stuff, and discover your strongest self, Zelana Montminy
A ground-breaking, practical three-week programme to help you cope with life's tough moments, overcome misfortune, build habitual resiliency, and ultimately boost your overall happiness. Truly happy and successful people share a common trait: resilience. Not only do they know how to rebound from setbacks, they are strengthened by challenges, gaining the emotional toughness to persevere, whether facing a professional crisis, a personal tragedy--or just an ordinary bad day. The good news is that with the right tools, you can train yourself to be resilient--and become happier, healthier, and more successful. In 21 Days to Resilience Dr. Zelana Montminy gives you a practical, concrete toolkit to develop your capacity to recover quickly.
The man on the middle floor, Elizabeth S Moore
Despite living in the same three-flat house in the suburbs of London, the residents are strangers to one another. The bottom floor is home to Tam, a recent ex-cop who spends his days drowning his sorrows in whisky. On the middle floor is Nick, a young man with Asperger's who likes to stick to his schedules and routines. The top floor belongs to Karen, a doctor and researcher who has spent her life trying to understand the rising rates of autism. They have lived their lives separately until now, when an unsolved murder and the man on the middle floor connect them all together. Told from three points of view, The Man on the Middle Floor is about disconnection in all its forms: sexual, physical, parental and emotional. It questions whether society is meeting the needs of the fast-growing autistic section of society or exacerbating it. Thought-provoking and thrilling, The Man on the Middle Floor will leave listeners talking.
How to keep a secret, Sarah Morgan
When three generations of women are brought together by crisis, they learn over the course of one hot summer the power of family to support, nourish and surprise Lauren has the perfect life...if she ignores the fact it's a fragile house of cards, and that her daughter Mack has just had a teenage personality transplant. Jenna is desperate to start a family with her husband, but it's... Just. Not. Happening. Her heart is breaking, but she's determined to keep her trademark smile on her face. Nancy knows she hasn't been the best mother, but how can she ever tell Lauren and Jenna the reason why? Then life changes in an instant, and Lauren, Mack, Jenna and Nancy are thrown together for a summer on Martha's Vineyard. Somehow, these very different women must relearn how to be a family. And while unraveling their secrets might be their biggest challenge, the rewards could be infinite...Heart-warming and fresh, Sarah Morgan's novel is a witty and deeply uplifting look at the power of a family of women.
The husband's secret, Liane Moriarty
The story of a woman who finds a letter from her husband. It says: For my wife, Cecilia Fitzpatrick. To be opened only in the event of my death. Her husband is very much alive. Should she open it? Would you open it?
Three wishes, Liane Moriarty
The three Kettle sisters have had a mortifying mishap. Their raucous, champagne-soaked birthday dinner has come to an abrupt end following a violent argument and an emergency dash to the hospital. So who started it this time? Was it angry, hurt Cat, still recovering from the 'Night of the Spaghetti'? Was it Lyn, so serenely successful, at least on the outside? Or was it quirky, dreamy Gemma, the sister who can't keep a secret, except for the most important one of all?
The fastdiet: lose weight, stay healthy, and live longer with the simple secret of intermittent fasting, Michael Mosley
Is it possible to eat normally, five days a week, and become slimmer and healthier as a result? Simple answer: yes. With the FastDiet, the dieter loses weight quickly and effortlessly just by limiting calorie intake for two non-consecutive days each week--500 calories for women, 600 for men.
The greatest love story ever told: an oral history, Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman reveal the full story behind their epic romance--presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple. The year: 2000. The setting: Los Angeles. A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress agreed to star in a random play, and a basement-dwelling scenic carpenter said he would assay a supporting role in the selfsame pageant. At the first rehearsal she surveyed her fellow cast members, determining if any of the men might qualify to provide her with a satisfying fling. Her gaze fell upon the carpenter, and like a bolt of lightning the thought struck her: no dice. Moving on. Yet, unbeknownst to our protagonists, Cupid had merely set down his bow and picked up a rocket launcher ... that fired a love rocket (not a euphemism).
Dare you to lie, Amber Lynn Natusch
When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her. All Ky cares about is clearing her father's name, but someone won't let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the annoyingly attractive rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her. Determined to expose the town's hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she'd forgive and forget. They're about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.
Bloody brilliant women: the pioneers, revolutionaries and geniuses your history teacher forgot to mention, Cathy Newman
A fresh, opinionated history of all the brilliant women you should have learned about in school but didn't. In this freewheeling history of modern Britain, Cathy Newman writes about the pioneering women who defied the odds to make careers for themselves and alter the course of modern history; women who achieved what they achieved while dismantling hostile, entrenched views about their place in society. Their role in transforming Britain is fundamental, far greater than has generally been acknowledged, and not just in the arts or education but in fields like medicine, politics, law, engineering and the military.
The miracle of mindfulness: the classic guide to meditation by the world's most revered master, Thích Nhát Hạnh
Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness. Once we have these skills, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment - even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed into acts of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh's gentle anecdotes and practical exercises help us to arrive at greater self-understanding and peacefulness, whether we are beginners or advanced students. Irrespective of our particular religious beliefs, we can begin to reap the immense benefits that meditation has been scientifically proven to offer. We can all learn how to be mindful and experience the miracle of mindfulness for ourselves.
A whole island of friendliness: an Inspector Iwata short story, Nicols? Obregn?
Formerly of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Kosuke Iwata is now working as a private investigator in California. He may have left Japan, but the crimes Iwata has to face here are just as perplexing. A threatening Serbian man claims his wife is missing. A mysterious connection to Catalina Island. A little girl with red hair. And a woman determined to disappear.
Fat gay vegan, Sean O'Callaghan
The vegan community has grown hugely in the last decade but is surrounded by questions of ethics, of community, of celebrity food fads and spurious health claims. For the last seven years, Fat Gay Vegan has been a voice that cuts through the fuss and the fads and calling bullshit wherever he finds it. Now, he brings together his story and those of others in the vegan community to answer to the questions both vegans and non-vegans alike might have: Why should I be vegan in the first place? Does not being vegan mean I'm a bad person? What should my friends and family do...and are they bad people? Do I need to be a gym bunny to be worthy of veganism? (answer: no) Packed with personal stories and nonpreachy advice, this is a compassionate, no-nonsense guide to veganism from one of the community's biggest celebrities.
Breakfast with Einstein: the exotic physics of everyday objects, Chad Orzel
Exciting physics doesn't just show up in billion-dollar experiments like the Large Hadron Collider or in extreme astrophysical environments like black holes. It's to be found all around us, just beneath the surface of our normal everyday lives. An ordinary morning routine depends on some of the weirdest phenomena ever discovered. Did you know for instance that even the humble alarm clock holds secrets about quantum mechanics or that classical physics couldn't explain why your toaster's heating element glows orange? Or that the sensor your phone uses to take pictures of your kids or cats is, at a fundamental level, quantum mechanical, relying as it does on the particle nature of light? In Breakfast with Einstein, Chad Orzel elevates the everyday by showing the wonder and amazement that can be found in even the simplest activities. Quantum physics is one of the great intellectual triumphs of human civilisation, and it's all around us, every- day if you just know where to look.
Winnie and Wilbur. Volume 4, Laura Owen
Winnie and Wilbur bring their very own brand of muddled-up magic to everything they do - whether it's creating a 'chocodile' that lays chocolate eggs, looking at the stars and spotting an alien or getting the biggest surprise of all when they stumble into a medieval jousting competition, there is one thing they always find - true adventure!
The shortest way home: a novel, Miriam Parker
Hannah is finally about to have everything she ever wanted. With a high-paying job, a Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend about to propose, all she and Ethan have to do is make it through the last couple of weeks of grad school. But when, on a romantic weekend trip to Sonoma, Hannah is spontaneously offered a marketing job at a family-run winery and doesn't immediately refuse, their meticulously planned forever threatens to come crashing down. And then Hannah impulsively does the unthinkable, she takes a leap of faith. Abandoning your dream job and life shouldn't feel this good. But this new reality certainly seems like a dream come true; a picturesque cottage overlooking a vineyard; new friends with their own inspiring plans; and William, the handsome son of the winery owners who captures Hannah's heart only to leave for the very city she let go.
Ambush, James Patterson
Only Detective Michael Bennett stands in the way of two lethal cartels fighting for New York City's multi-million-dollar opioid trade. And they know where Bennett, and his family, live. An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down, and, despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett. New York's top cop is not the only one at risk. One of Bennett's children sustains a mysterious injury. And a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer with a flair for disguise.
Never never, James Patterson
Detective Harriet Blue needs to get out of town, fast. With her brother under arrest for a series of brutal murders in Sydney, Harry's chief wants the hot-headed detective kept far from the press. So he assigns her a deadly new case in the middle of the Outback. Deep in the Western Australian desert, three young people have disappeared from the Bandya Mine. And it's Harry's job to track them down. But still reeling from events back home, and with a secretive new partner at her side, Harry's not sure who she can trust anymore. And, in this unforgiving land, she has no idea how close she is to a whole new kind of danger.
Pop goes the weasel, James Patterson
Detective Alex Cross is in love. But his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders in Washington, D.C., murders with a pattern so twisted, it leaves investigators reeling. Cross's ingenious pursuit of the killer produces a suspect-a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving that Shafer is the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As the diplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, in and out of the courtroom, Alex and his fiancee become hopelessly entangled with the most memorable nemesis Alex Cross has ever faced. Pop Goes the Weasel reveals James Patterson at the peak of his power. Here is a chilling villain no reader will forget, a love story of great tenderness, and a plot of relentless suspense and heart-pounding pace.
Anzac sniper: the extraordinary story of Stan Savige, one of Australia's greatest soldiers, Roland Perry
Stan Savige had been on Gallipoli for just two weeks, in the trenches firing at Turks less than 20 metres away. But Sniper's Ridge was a different proposition. Killing took on another dimension. In the flurry of trench warfare, a soldier would rarely be certain he had hit an enemy. On this ridge of death, however, Savige's job was to make sure he struck as many of the opposition as possible. The son of a struggling country butcher, Stan Savige left school at twelve to become a blacksmith's striker. But in 1915, a passage in the Bible inspired the devout scout leader and Sunday school teacher to enlist.
What monster?, Liz Pichon
This book contains monsters, mystery, a music festival, missing stuff, me and Marcus (not necessarily in that order), and a very strict supply teacher - but don't let that put you off!
A spark of light, Jodi Picoult
The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center, a women's reproductive health services clinic, its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone.
Grief Is the thing with feathers, Max Porter
In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow antagonist, trickster, healer, baby-sitter. This sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and the pain of loss gives way to memories, the little unit of three starts to heal.
Help me: one woman's quest to find out if self-help really can change her life, Marianne Power
Marianne Power was stuck in a rut. Then one day she wondered: could self-help books help her find the elusive perfect life? She decided to test one book a month for a year, following their advice to the letter. What would happen if she followed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Really felt The Power of Now? Could she unearth The Secret to making her dreams come true? What begins as a clever experiment becomes an achingly poignant story. Because self-help can change your life - but not necessarily for the better . . . Help Me! is an irresistibly funny and incredibly moving book about a wild and ultimately redemptive journey that will resonate with anyone who's ever dreamed of finding happiness.
The long take, Robin Robertson
A noir narrative written with the intensity and power of poetry, The Long Take is one of the most remarkable - and unclassifiable - books of recent years. Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the city for freedom, anonymity and repair. As he moves from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco we witness a crucial period of fracture in American history, one that also allowed film noir to flourish. The Dream had gone sour but - as those dark, classic movies made clear - the country needed outsiders to study and dramatise its new anxieties. While Walker tries to piece his life together, America is beginning to come apart: deeply paranoid, doubting its own certainties, riven by social and racial division, spiralling corruption and the collapse of the inner cities. The Long Take is about a good man, brutalised by war, haunted by violence and apparently doomed to return to it - yet resolved to find kindness again, in the world and in himself.
Dead right, Peter Robinson
The broken body of Jason Fox has been found in a dirty alleyway. At first it looks like a typical after-hours pub fight gone wrong. But Inspector Alan Banks soon realizes that the truth is rarely so straightforward . . . Jason was a member of the Albion League, a white power organization. And there are many people who might have wished him dead: the Pakistani youths he had insulted in the pub that evening; the shady friends of his business partner; or someone within the Albion League itself. And just as Banks begins to get a grip on the case, an unexpected discovery forces him to reconsider everything he believes.
Dry bones that dream, Peter Robinson
It was 2.47 a.m. when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrived at the barn and saw the body of Keith Rothwell for the first time. Only hours earlier two masked men had walked the mild-mannered accountant out of his farmhouse and clinically blasted him with a shotgun. Clearly this is a professional hit - but Keith was hardly the sort of person to make deadly enemies. Or was he? For the police investigation soon raises more questions than answers. And who, exactly, is Robert Clavert? The more Banks scratches the surface, the more he wonders what lies beneath the veneer of the apparently happy Rothwell family. And when his old sparring partner Detective Superintendent Richard Burgess arrives from Scotland Yard, the case take yet another unexpected twist.
In a dry season, Peter Robinson
During a blistering summer, drought has depleted Thornfield Reservoir, uncovering the remains of a small village called Hobb's End - hidden from view for over 40 years. For a curious young boy this resurfaced hamlet is a magical playground . . . until he unearths a human skeleton. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is given the impossible task of identifying the victim - a woman who lived in a place that no longer exists, whose former residents are scattered to the winds. Anyone else might throw in the towel but Banks is determined to uncover the murky past buried beneath a flood of time.
Innocent graves, Peter Robinson
One foggy night, Deborah Harrison is found lying in the churchyard behind St Mary's, Eastvale. She has been strangled with the strap of her own school satchel. But Deborah was no typical sixteen-year old. Her father was a powerful financier who moved in the highest echelons of industry, defence and classified information. And Deborah, it seemed, enjoyed keeping secrets of her own . . . With his colleague Detective Constable Susan Gay, Inspector Alan Banks moves along the many suspects, guilty of crimes large and small. And as he does so, plenty of sordid secrets and some deadly lies begin to emerge.
Wednesday's child, Peter Robinson
When two social workers, investigating reports of child abuse, appear at Brenda Scupham's door, her fear of authority leads her to comply meekly with their requests. Even when they say that they must take her seven-year old daughter Gemma away for tests . . . It is only when they fail to return Gemma the following day that Brenda realizes something has gone terribly wrong. At the same time, Banks is investigating a particularly unpleasant murder at the site of an abandoned mine. Gradually, the leads in the two cases converge, guiding Banks to one of the most truly terrifying criminals he will ever meet.
Deck the hounds, David Rosenfelt
This Christmas mystery audiobook, featuring reluctant criminal defence lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tara, showcases Rosenfelt's trademark humour and larger-than-life characters.
The adulterer's wife, Leigh Russell
Julie is devastated to learn that her husband, Paul, is having an affair. It seems her life can't get any worse - until she comes home to find his dead body in their bed. When the police establish he was murdered, Julie is the obvious suspect. To protect her son from the terrible situation, Julie sends the teenage boy to his grandparents in Edinburgh while she fights to prove her innocence. With all the evidence pointing to her, the only way she can escape conviction is by discovering the true identity of her husband's killer. But who really did murder Paul? The truth is never straightforward.
Tombland, C J Sansom
Summer, 1549. Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos . . . The nominal king, Edward VI, is eleven years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, rules as Protector. The extirpation of the old religion by radical Protestants is stirring discontent among the populace while the Protector's prolonged war with Scotland is proving a disastrous failure and threatens to involve France. Worst of all, the economy is in collapse, inflation rages and rebellion is stirring among the peasantry. Since the old King's death, Matthew Shardlake has been working as a lawyer in the service of Henry's younger daughter, the Lady Elizabeth. The gruesome murder of Edith Boleyn, the wife of John Boleyn - a distant Norfolk relation of Elizabeth's mother - which could have political implications for Elizabeth, brings Shardlake and his assistant Nicholas Overton to the summer assizes at Norwich.
Beswitched, Kate Saunders
A magic spell has spun Flora into the past. She's mysteriously swapped lives with a schoolgirl in 1935! No iPod? No cell phone? No hair products? How will she survive? Now Flora's a new girl at St. Winifred's, where she has to speak French at breakfast, wear hideous baggy bloomers, and sleep in a freezing dormitory. But lots of adventures in the past are amazing even if they are not forever. How will she find her way back to the 21st century?
Magicalamity, Kate Saunders
Tom doesn't know he is a demisprite - the child of a fairy and a human - until he meets his three fairy godmothers. They've been summoned to protect him, but they can't stop bickering, and two of them are hardened criminals. Tom must survive their botched magic spells, learn to fly and enter the dangerous Fairy Realm to save his parents.
An enchanted spring, Nancy Scanlon
A time travel accident has left Aidan MacWilliam, younger brother of a medieval Irish laird, trapped in the future. Though he's become a successful entrepreneur in the 21st century, Aidan still can't banish thoughts of the world he left behind. In search of distraction, he heads to New York to scout a PR person for his cousin's matchmaking firm, Celtic Connections. Emmaline Perkins might be the perfect candidate.
Once upon a summer night, Nancy Scanlon
Colin O'Rourke is expanding Celtic Connections, his matchmaking business, to the UK and Ireland. However, its success is threatened before it opens its doors when a prominent UK gossip columnist publishes a slanderous article about his company. The columnist agrees to retract her column ... if he can successfully match her stubbornly single niece. Eleanor Carberry is content with her life as a London bookshop owner. She has everything she needs - books, tea, and an aunt who is more like a mother. When her aunt asks Ellie to be Celtic Connections's first client, to determine if the company can match everyday people and not just London's wealthiest, Ellie reluctantly agrees.
The winter laird, Nancy Scanlon
The present. Successful matchmaker Brianagh O'Rourke believes in happily-ever-afters ... just not her own. She's convinced passion only exists in her dreams. When she reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal, Bri decides she needs a vacation - but she didn't expect it to be in 15th century Ireland. The past Laird Nioclas MacWilliam just wants peace for his clan. The time for him to marry has come, and after waiting years for his ally to present their daughter, he's agreed to marry another. But on the eve of his nuptials, a daring rescue brings his missing betrothed right into his arms. And she does not want to be there. The future. Brianagh has to return to the future. Nioclas has to marry. He offers a solution for the both of them: She marries him and stays for three months, and they work together to convince his clan they are a love match. In return, he vows to safely return her home. But as the days turn to weeks, they both begin to see what a happily-ever-after could be. And when the time comes, does Brianagh return to the life she's built, or does she remain in the past for a chance at true love?
Jeeves and the king of clubs, Ben Schott
The misadventures of P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster and his incomparable valet, Jeeves, have delighted audiences for nearly a century. Now, Ben Schott brings this odd couple back to life in a madcap new adventure that is full of the hijinks, entanglements, imbroglios and Wodehousian wordplay that fans love. And, by Jove, there's a hook! In this escapade, the Junior Ganymede Club (Jeeves's association of butlers and valets) is revealed to be an arm of the British intelligence service. Jeeves must ferret out a Fascist spy, and only his hapless employer can help. Unfolding in the background are school-chum capers, affairs of the heart, drawing-room escapades, antics with aunts, and sartorial set-tos.
Foxcatcher: a true story of murder, madness and the quest for Olympic gold, Mark Schultz
The riveting true story of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty. On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot three times by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. Following the murder there was a tense standoff when du Pont barricaded himself in his home for two days before he was finally captured. Foxcatcher is gold medal winner Mark Schultz's memoir, revealing what made him and his brother champion and what brought them to Foxcatcher Farms. It's a vivid portrait of the complex relationship he and his brother had with du Pont, a man whose catastrophic break from reality led to tragedy. No one knows the inside story of what went on behind the scenes at Foxcatcher Farms--and inside John du Pont's head--better than Mark Schultz.
The growing season, Helen Sedgwick
Now anyone can have a baby. With FullLife's safe and affordable healthcare plan, the brave new world is here. Without the pouch, Eva might not have been born. And yet she has sacrificed her career, and maybe even her relationship, campaigning against FullLife's biotech baby pouches. Despite her efforts, everyone prefers a world where women are liberated from danger and constraint and all can share the joy of childbearing. Perhaps FullLife has helped transform society for the better? But just as Eva decides to accept this, she discovers that something strange is happening at FullLife. Piotr hasn't seen Eva in years. Not since their life together dissolved in tragedy. But Piotr's a journalist who has also uncovered something sinister about FullLife. What drove him and Eva apart may just bring them back together, as they search for the truth behind FullLife's closed doors, and face a truth of their own. A beautiful story about family, loss and what our future might hold, The Growing Season is an original and powerful novel by a rising talent.
Learned optimism, Martin E P Seligman
Are you holding yourself back without knowing it, most of us impose limits on our achievement and our happiness by approaching life's problems and challenges with unnecessary pessimism. Now, Dr. Martin Seligman, a pioneer in cognitive psychology and motivational research, tells you how to identify your own self-defeating thought patterns -- and how to harness the powers of your conscious mind to break those patterns ...
Master of the game, Sidney Sheldon
Kate Blackwell is one of the richest and most powerful women in the world. She is an enigma, a woman surrounded by a thousand unanswered questions. Her father was a diamond prospector who struck it rich beyond his wildest dreams. Her mother was the daughter of a crooked Afrikaaner merchant. Her conception was itself an act of hate-filled vengeance. At the extravagant celebrations of her ninetieth birthday, there are toasts from a Supreme Court Judge and a telegram from the White House. And for Kate there are ghosts, ghosts of absent friends and of enemies. Ghosts from a life of blackmail and murder. Ghosts from an empire spawned by naked ambition...
Major Pettigrew's last stand, Helen Simonson
Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.
The Cardinal's man, M G Sinclair
Born into poverty and with terrible deformities, Sebastian Morra is a dwarf with the wit of Tyrion Lannister and three foot, four inches of brazen pluck. Through a mixture of brains and luck, he has travelled far from his village to become a jester at the royal court. And with a talent for making enemies, he is soon drawn into the twilight world of Cardinal Richelieu, where he discovers he might just be the only man with the talents to save France from her deadliest foes.
The Steve Smallman collection. Volume 2, Steve Smallman
From a big, bad bullying bunny who tries to steal all the carrots, to a zookeeper who discovers a mysterious glowing poo, these wonderfully funny rhyming stories are perfect for young children - and guaranteed to become family favourites! The stories included in this collection are: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bunny? My Monster Dumper Truck Icky Little Duckling Puppy's First Christmas My Dad! Super Pants Dr Duck Bear's Big Bottom Big, Bad Owl Hippobottymus Poo in the Zoo!
The Ardlamont mystery, Daniel Smith
December 1893. Arthur Conan Doyle shocks his legions of fans by killing off the world's favourite fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Meanwhile, in Scotland, a sensational real-life murder trial is playing out. Alfred Monson, a scion of the aristocracy, is charged with killing a young army lieutenant, Cecil Hambrough, on the sprawling Ardlamont estate. The worlds of crime fiction and crime fact are about to collide spectacularly. Among the key prosecution witnesses that the Ardlamont case brought together were two esteemed Edinburgh doctors, Joseph Bell and Henry Littlejohn. Bell - Doyle's tutor when the author studied medicine in the 1870s - had recently been unmasked as the inspiration behind the creation of Sherlock Holmes (Doyle said of Bell, 'It is most certainly to you that I owe Sherlock Holmes.'). But what the public did not know was that Bell and Littlejohn - a pioneer in the emerging field of forensic detection - had actually been investigating crimes together for more than twenty years. Largely unacknowledged, Littlejohn deserves equal billing as the prototype of Baker Street's most famous resident. In The Ardlamont Mystery, author Daniel Smith re-examines the evidence of the case that gripped Victorian Britain, putting forward his own theory as to why Cecil Hambrough was murdered. Outlining the key roles of the men whose powers of deduction and detection had so inspired Doyle, Smith explores the real-world origins of Sherlock Holmes through the prism of a mystery as engrossing as any case the Great Detective ever tackled. Will Bell and Littlejohn's shared faith in science and reason be enough to see justice win out?
Courtney's war, Wilbur Smith
Paris, 1939. Torn apart by war, Saffron Courtney and Gerhard von Meerbach are thousands of miles apart, both struggling for their lives. Gerhard - despite his objections to the Nazi regime - is fighting for the Fatherland, hoping to one day have the opportunity to rid Germany of Hitler and his cronies. But as his unit is thrown into the hellish attrition of the Battle of Stalingrad, he knows his chances of survival are dwindling by the day. Meanwhile, Saffron - recruited by the Special Operations Executive and sent to occupied Belgium to discover how the Nazis have infiltrated SOE's network - soon finds herself being hunted by Germany's most ruthless spymaster. Confronted by evil beyond their worst imaginings, the lovers must each make the hardest choice of all: sacrifice themselves, or do whatever they can to survive, hoping that one day they will be reunited. Courtney's War is an epic story of courage, betrayal and undying love that takes the listener to the very heart of a world at war.
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks. Volume 1, Kristina Stephenson
Once upon a time there was a fantastical children's book series about a brave, little knight with a heart of gold ... Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Big Adventure: Sir Charlie Stinkysocks, his good grey mare and his pet cat Envelope decide the time has come for a really big adventure. Sir Charlie packs his best sword and his sandwiches and off he goes, over the hills and far away, until he gets to the deep, dark forest. Sir Charlie doesn't flinch when he meets the beasties, or the dragon, or the wily witch, but when he comes across the princess, he realises he's met his match! Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Frightful Night: The Ghoulies and Ghosties are up to no good, and in the tall, tall tower with the pointy roof, the creepy corridor and the rickety, rackety stairs, a damsel is in distress. Oh my! Will Sir Charlie Stinky Socks, his faithful cat Envelope and his good grey mare save the (day) night? Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Dreadful Spell: Magic and mischief are afoot as a dreadful spell is cast on the forest. But who can save them before the sands of time run out. Enter Sir Charlie Stinky Socks - honourable, feisty, tenacious and courageous as always. Our pungent hero must face this new foe and break the spell before he's turned to stone.
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks. Volume 2, Kristina Stephenson
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks is back, along with his faithful cat Envelope and - of course - his good grey mare ... Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Tale of the Terrible Secret: In the dead of night - when the wind is right - there comes a pitiful sobbing; out of the rumbling, grumbling castle and down the side of the hill ? Who could it possibly be? And what is this terrible secret all about? It seems something dreadful has happened in the tall, tall tower (with the pointy roof) and the only person who can put things right is - you guessed it - our very own honourable, feisty and courageous young hero, Sir Charlie Stinky Socks!
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks. Volume 3, Kristina Stephenson
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and his friends are back in these fast-paced adventures full of mystery and surprises! Sir Charlie Stinky Socks: The Pirate's Curse: Once upon a time, a message in a bottle said someone needed help; help from a certain bold, brave knight! So, the brilliant Sir Charlie Stinky Socks, his cat Envelope and his good grey mare must find a ship so they can set sail and rescue the messenger. But, who needs their help, and what fearsome sea dangers and frightful pirates might they encounter on their voyage?
Mrs Gaskell and Me, Nell Stevens
In 1857, after two years of writing The Life of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell fled England for Rome on the eve of publication. The project had become so fraught with criticism, with different truths and different lies, that Mrs Gaskell couldn't stand it any more. She threw her book out into the world and disappeared to Italy with her two eldest daughters. In Rome she found excitement, inspiration, and love: a group of artists and writers who would become lifelong friends, and a man - Charles Norton - who would become the love of Mrs Gaskell's life, though they would never be together.
The Karate princess, Jeremy Strong
The youngest of 16 beautiful princesses, Belinda is ignored by her father, King Stormbelly, and left in the hands of a Japanese tutor. After the king marries off his other daughters he discovers that Belinda has turned into a karate expert. Appalled, he leaves her to find her own handsome prince. But will she be able to - and will she even want to?
The Bloodline feud, Charles Stross
The Bloodline Feud by Charles Stross includes The Family Trade and The Hidden Family - the first two instalments of The Merchant Princes series combined in one volume. Miriam Beckstein is a successful reporter for a hi-tech magazine. So when she discovers a huge money-laundering scam, she thinks she's hit the big time. But when she takes it to her editor, not only is she fired, but she starts to receive death threats. And that's just the beginning. To distract her furious daughter, Miriam's adoptive mother unearths mementos from her real mother, murdered when she was an infant. But these reveal a secret that will ultimately throw entire governments into disarray.
The Christmas lights, Karen Swan
Norway, 1936. Fifteen-year old Signy Odegard is sent with her sister and village friends to the summer pastures. As milk maids, they will protect the herd and produce the dairy that will sustain the farm through the winter months. But miles from home and away from the safety of their families, threats begin to lurk in friendly faces. December 2018. Free-spirited and untethered, Bo Loxley and Zac Elliott live a life of wanderlust most people can only dream of. With a social media following in the millions, they're paid to travel the globe, sharing their adventures with their legions of fans. But with so many eyes on them, it's a struggle to keep any of their life private. Though Zac relishes the attention, Bo doesn't always feel safe, especially after one follower once went too far ... Booked to spend Christmas in the fjords of Norway, they set up home in a ramshackle farm.
The steam-pump jump, Jodi Taylor
Not one to let being banged up in Sick Bay stop her, Max has had a brilliant idea. But she needs Markham to execute it on her behalf. The subject of this cunning plan is Peterson, struggling with another bereavement and not doing very well. What's needed to get him through it is sympathy, sensitivity, tact and understanding. Step forward Mr Markham, for whom sympathy, sensitivity, etc., are things that happen to other people. Combine a fanatic from R&D, a head of Security with his own problems, a steam-pump, two historians who can't even be in the same room as each other, some fractious Protestants and a large body of very dirty water. Told in Markham's own words, this is the story of an intervention - St Mary's style.
Children of time, Adrian Tchaikovsky
Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare. Now two civilisations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?
Running upon the wires, Kate Tempest
Running Upon The Wires is Kate Tempest's first book of free-standing poetry since Hold Your Own. In a beautifully varied series of formal poems, spoken songs, fragments, vignettes and ballads, Tempest charts the heartbreak at the end of one relationship and the joy at the beginning of a new love; but also tells us what happens in between, when the heart is pulled both ways at once. Running Upon The Wires is, in a sense, a departure from her previous work, and unashamedly personal and intimate in its address - but will also confirm Tempest's role as one of our most important poetic truth-tellers: it will be no surprise to readers to discover that she's no less a direct and unflinching observer of matters of the heart than she is of social and political change.
The cat who wanted to go home, Jill Tomlinson
Suzy is a little striped cat with long white whiskers, who lives in a French seaside village with a fisherman and his four sons. Suzy likes living in France, chasing butterflies and being stroked the wrong way. But like all cats, Suzy is very inquisitive, which causes problems when she climbs into the basket of a hot air balloon - and is carried off over the channel to England! How will she ever get back to France? It won't be easy, but Suzy refuses to be put off by a bit of water ... Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good story for decades.
No sleep till wonderland, Paul Tremblay
Mark Genevich is stuck in a rut: his narcolepsy isn't improving, his private-detective business is barely scraping by, and his landlord mother is forcing him to attend group therapy sessions. Desperate for companionship, Mark goes on a two-day bender with a slick and charismatic acquaintance, Gus. When Gus asks Mark to protect a friend who is being stalked, Mark inexplicably finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation.
The plotters, Kim Un-su
The important thing is not who pulls the trigger but who's behind the person who pulls the trigger - the plotters, the masterminds working in the shadows. Raised by Old Raccoon in the Library of Dogs, Reseng has always been surrounded by plots to kill - and by books that no one ever reads. In Seoul's corrupt underworld, he was destined to be an assassin. Until he breaks the rules. That's when he meets a trio of young women - a convenience store worker, her wheelchair-bound sister and a cross-eyed obsessive knitter - with an extraordinary plot of their own. Will the women save the day?
Find me, Laura Van den Berg
Joy spends her days working the graveyard shift at a store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with silver blisters and memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune.
Hell ship, Michael Veitch
For more than a century and a half, a grim tale has passed down through Michael Veitch's family: the story of the Ticonderoga, a clipper ship that sailed from Liverpool in August 1852, crammed with poor but hopeful emigrants - mostly Scottish victims of the Clearances and the potato famine. A better life, they believed, awaited them in Australia. Three months later, a ghost ship crept into Port Phillip Bay flying the dreaded yellow flag of contagion. On her horrific three-month voyage, deadly typhus had erupted, killing a quarter of Ticonderoga's passengers and leaving many more desperately ill.
Don't skip out on me, Willy Vlautin
Meet Horace Hopper, a 21-year-old farm hand in Tonopah, Nevada, who works for Mr Reece and his wife, the nearest thing he's had to family in years. But Horace, half-white half-Paiute Indian, dreams of bigger things. Leaving behind the farm and its fragile stability, he heads South to reinvent himself as the Mexican boxer Hector Hidalgo. Slowly, painfully, the possibility emerges that his dreams might not just be the delusions of a lost soul. But at what cost, and what of those he's left behind? Exploring the fringes of contemporary America, Don't Skip Out on Me is an extraordinary work of compassion - a novel about the need for human connection and understanding - and essential listening, now more than ever.
Be the hands and feet, Nick Vujicic
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.
A warp in time, Jude Watson
After surviving an airplane crash in the Arctic, Molly, Yoshi and the rest of her friends meet a group of musicians who also crashed in the same area and have been camped out in the forest hoping for a rescue. They discover that there are more than just monsters in the rift.
The abandoned puppy, Holly Webb
Zoe is thrilled to be helping out at her Auntie Jo's animal shelter over the Easter holidays. But she doesn't expect to come across a box on the steps of the shelter containing three tiny abandoned puppies. It's touch and go for the littlest pup, whom Zoe names Cookie. Over the next few weeks, Zoe takes special care of Cookie and a close bond is formed between the two of them. But how will Zoe cope when it comes for the puppies to be rehomed?
The frightened kitten, Holly Webb
When Maddy's best friend moves away, Maddy feels like she'll never be able to replace her. To cheer her up, her parents get her a kitten - a gorgeous tortoiseshell who she calls Biscuit. Biscuit quickly settles into her new home, and can't wait to go out for the first time and explore. But little does she know that a neighbour's two big tom cats see the garden as their territory. Together, the mean cats do their best to scare off the new arrival, and soon poor Biscuit is too frightened to go out at all and spends most of her time hidden away. Will Maddy ever find a way to help her beloved kitten?
P.S. I like you, Kasie West
While spacing out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk, and added a message to her. Intrigue! Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters--sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she's kind of falling for this letter writer. Only who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery, and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can't always be spelled out ... Kasie West brings irresistible wit, warmth, and sparkle to this swoon-worthy story of love showing up when you least expect it.
The summer wives, Beatriz Williams
Secrets and lies hold the island together. But this summer, everything will fall apart... A tight community. A forbidden love. A summer to change everything... It's 1951 and Miranda's mother has just married in to one of the wealthiest families on Winthrop Island, a glamorous haven set off the New England coast. But beneath the surface, the island is a delicate balance of tension between the wealthy summer families who holiday there and the Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who keep the island going. As Miranda begins to fall for Joseph, the lighthouse keeper's handsome son, the tension rises inexorably to the surface and an explosive end to the summer will change everyone, forever.
Have sword, will travel, Sean Williams
When Odo and Eleanor stumble upon an ancient sword in a river outside their village, something very unexpected happens ... the sword starts to talk! Much to Odo's dismay he discovers that he's awoken a famous enchanted blade called Biter, and thus has instantly become a knight. Eleanor would love to become a knight - but she's not the one with the sword. Unearthing Biter is only the start of their troubles; soon boy, girl and sword must depart on a noble quest to save their kingdom from threats - in both human and dragon form.
Let sleeping dragons lie, Sean Williams
Odo and Eleanor are excited to be knights. Only ... nobody's asking them to go on a quest. So they're stuck at home, using their trusty and talkative swords to defend their village when there's cause for defence. But mostly it's just ... waiting for something bigger to come along. That 'something bigger' comes to them in the form of an old man named Edga, a warrior named Hundred, and an ancient chant: Dragon, dragon, heed our call ... Come to aid us, one and all. Odo, Eleanor, and their swords, Biter and Runnel, are plunged into a quest that will take them (as all good quests must) to unfamiliar lands, where they will fight unseen enemies and unlock unbelievable secrets in order to prevent an unbearable impostor from taking the crown. Also, they will need to keep an eye out for dragons.
The butterfly club, Jacqueline Wilson
Tina is a triplet, but she's always been the odd one out. Her sisters Phil and Maddie are bigger and stronger and better at just about everything. Luckily, they look after teeny-tiny Tina wherever they go - but when the girls start in scary, super-strict Miss Lovejoy's class, they're split up, and Tina has to fend for herself for the first time. Tina is horrified when she's paired up with angry bully Selma, who nobody wants to be friends with. But when Miss Lovejoy asks them to help her create a butterfly garden in the school playground, Tina discovers she doesn't always need her sisters - and that there's a lot more to Selma than first meets the eye.
My mum, Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
Jess and Tracy Beaker are the perfect team. Jess thinks Tracy is the best mum ever (even when Tracy shouts at her teachers). Tracy is fun and daring, but she also works hard to give Jess the family home she desperately wanted when growing up in the Dumping Ground. Their flat might be a bit mouldy but it's their happy home. But when Sean Godfrey - Tracy's rich new boyfriend - comes onto the scene, Jess is worried things are going to change. What if Sean wants to turn Jess's brilliant mum into a new person altogether? Sean's superstar mansion and fancy cars might have been Tracy's childhood dream, but maybe the Beakers? perfect home was right in front of them all along ?
Opal Plumstead, Jacqueline Wilson
Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and fourteen-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family. Opal struggles to get along with the other workers, who think her snobby and stuck-up. But Opal idolises Mrs Roberts, the factory's beautiful, dignified owner, who introduces Opal to the legendary Mrs Pankhurst and her fellow Suffragettes. And when Opal meets Morgan - Mrs Roberts' handsome son, and the heir to Fairy Glen - she believes she has found her soulmate. But the First World War is about to begin, and will change Opal's life for ever.
Rose rivers, Jacqueline Wilson
Rose Rivers lives in a beautiful house with her artist father, her difficult, fragile mother and her many siblings. She has everything money can buy - beautiful dresses, horse-riding lessons, books - but she's not satisfied. Why can't she be sent away to a good school like her twin brother? Why can't she learn to become a famous artist like her father or his friend Paris Walker. Why is life so unfair for people who were not born rich? When a young girl, Clover Moon, joins the household as a nursemaid to Rose's troubled sister Beth, Rose finds a true friend for the first time and she starts to learn more about the world outside. Will Rose finally achieve her dreams? And will she be able to help Clover find her own dream?
The family Tabor, Cherise Wolas
Harry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade, a distinction that feels like the culmination of a life well lived. Gathering together in Palm Springs for the celebration are his wife, Roma, a distinguished child psychologist, and their children: Phoebe, a high-powered attorney; Camille, a brilliant social anthropologist; and Simon, a big-firm lawyer, who brings his glamorous wife and two young daughters. But immediately, cracks begin to appear in this smooth facade: Simon hasn't been sleeping through the night, Camille can't decide what to do with her life, and Phoebe is a little too cagey about her new boyfriend.
The girl, the cat and the navigator, Matilda Woods
Curious, pin-bright Oona Britt dreams of setting sail with her ship's captain father for a life of excitement on the wild waves. She has read stories of a magical creature - the Nardoo - who swims through the stars at night, and stows away on whaling boat the Plucky Leopard for an adventure full of myths and marvel among the ice-caps. In her second outing, Matilda Woods has crafted an enchanting, charming story of bravery on the ice-tipped ocean.
Smart girls screw up too, Bella Zanesco
Sick of chasing the perfect relationship, career, or bank balance? Tired of feeling like you're never quite 'enough'? You're not alone. And it's time to do something about it. Smart Girls Screw Up Too is the no-nonsense guide for a generation of women who secretly muse about what might be possible in their careers, health, and relationships but don't know where to start or are too afraid to. When a series of screw-ups found author Bella Zanesco burnt out, depressed, and with a broken soul, she knew something - perhaps everything - had to change. But what?
Putney, Sofka Zinovieff
Ralph Boyd's first glimpse of Daphne will be etched on his mind forever. Dark, teasing, slippery as mercury, she seems neither boy nor girl, but sprite - something elemental. An up-and-coming composer, Ralph is visiting the writer Edmund Greenslay at his riverside home in Putney to discuss a collaboration. In its colourful rooms and unruly garden, Ralph finds an intoxicating world of sensuous ease and bohemian abandon that captures the mood of the moment. Entranced, he knows he will return. But Ralph is 25 and Daphne is nine, and even in the liberal 1970s a fast-burgeoning relationship between a man and his friend's daughter must be kept secret. Years later, after a turbulent youth and a failed marriage, Daphne watches her 12-year-old daughter Libby mimic the gestures of adult sexuality, and is forced to confront her own childhood with a new perspective. Putney is a bold, thought-provoking novel about the moral lines we tread, the stories we tell ourselves and the eyes of society.
The baby sleep book: the complete guide to a good night's rest for the whole family, William Sears [and others].
Counsels parents of infants and toddlers on how to address a variety of sleeping challenges with solutions that can be adapted to lifestyle needs, in a guide that draws on current infant sleep research and a range of case examples.
Bitter sweet: indigenous women in the Pacific, Edited by Alison Jones, Phyllis Herda & Tamasailau M. Suaalii
The South Pacific has long represented the possibilities of a pure space, outside the ambivalences of a 'developed' world. But the indigenous women of this region often speak of the bitter sweetness of their experiences. Pacific women's multiple engagements with work and with sovereignty politics, as well as with their portrayal in film, poetry and tourism, are at the heart of this book. The contributors address the interesting, ongoing questions of representation and identity, as well as their place in the shifting politics of the contemporary Pacific.
Building fires in the snow: a collection of Alaska LGBTQ short fiction and poetry, Edited by Martha Amore, Lucian Childs
Diversity has always been central to Alaskan identity, as the state's population consists of people with many different backgrounds, viewpoints, and life experiences. This book opens a window into these diverse lives, gathering stories and poems about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and queer life into a brilliant, path-breaking anthology. In these pages we see the panoply of LGBTQ life in Alaska today, from the quotidian urban adventures of a family--shopping, going out, working--to intimate encounters with Alaska's breath-taking natural beauty. At a time of great change and major strides in LGBTQ civil rights, Building Fires in the Snow shows us an Alaska that shatters stereotypes and reveals a side of Alaska that's been little seen until now.
Doctor Who, Rich Johnston, Eric J., Kris Carter
The Doctor, travelling alone, lands at the scene of a murder on a space station in the middle of deep space. He must use every ounce of his incredible mind to discover the truth from the sole suspect, whose species lives against the natural flow of time. Writer Rich Johnston (Whatmensch) and artist Eric J (Rex Mundi) bring you this mind-twisting tale.
EPocket Singapore, Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher EPocket Singapore is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Try the local grub at one of the many hawker centres, join in the national sport and go shopping at Orchard Road, or have breakfast with orang-utans at the Singapore Zoo; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Singapore and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Singapore: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots .
Gifts of fortune: three brand-new fortunes of Texas stories, Barbara Boswell, Jennifer Greene, Jackie Merritt
In The Holiday Heir, by Barbara Boswell, Ryan Fortune provides his friend, Sheik Nico Tan-efi of Imarco, a cottage where he can try to win back the ex-fiancee he rashly gave up. Esme Bakkar, daughter of a powerful family in the neighbouring country of Rayaz, has been heartbroken since he broke off their engagement. And then she did something foolish, so she knows she'll never be accepted as Nico's bride now. But is Nico quite as traditional a Sheik as Esme thinks? Esme might be surprised. Ryan certainly will be. In The Christmas House by Jennifer Greene, Ryan gives two strangers who saved his life the keys to a new home. Sebastian Quentin and Jessamine Mitchell don't know each other: they first met when trying to pull Ryan Fortune from a burning car. Now they have keys to the same house. Jessa loves the house. Sebastian finds it reminds him too much of his parents, and a tragedy he wants to forget. But Jessa knows the house would be perfect for Sebastian's work with troubled teens. Will this special house, with its own history, work the magic Ryan hopes for on these two? In Maggie's Miracle by Jackie Merritt, Ryan gives Dr Maggie Taylor a very large sum of money in gratitude for saving his life after he was poisoned in a murder attempt. His instruction to her is to use it as she wanted but not to forego romantic love. He knew she would use it to research a cure for her sister, Hannah's rare blood disorder. For that, she needs the help of the best medical research doctor in Texas, Elliott Sanderson. She takes an uncharacteristic step to attract him to her laboratory, and awakes a passion that neither of them realised was there.
Life lessons for mastering the law of attraction: 7 essential ingredients to living a prosperous life, Jack Canfield [and others]
Shares anecdotes, exercises, and key steps for mastering basic tenets of the "law of attraction."
The Missy chronicles.,
Know your frenemy. 'I've had adventures too. My whole life doesn't revolve around you, you know.' When she's not busy amassing armies of Cybermen, or manipulating the Doctor and his companions, Missy has plenty of time to kill (literally). In this all new collection of stories about the renegade Time Lord we all love to hate, you'll discover just some of the mad and malevolent activities Missy gets up to while she isn't distracted by the Doctor. So please try to keep up.
NZ rugby stars cookbook: cooking from the heart, New Zealand Rugby Foundation
Fabulous recipes from the stars of New Zealand rugby, including current All Blacks Kieran Read, Ben Smith, Sam Cane and Dane Coles, retired heroes such as Richie McCaw and Sean Fitzpatrick, and all your favourite players from the Black Ferns, the Sevens, Super Rugby and the Wheel Blacks. An intimate portrait of the players at rest, enjoying social time together and preparing their favourite meals. Royalties go to NZ Rugby Foundation, which focuses on care of catastrophically injured players.
A season to celebrate, Fern Michaels, Kate Pearce, Donna Kauffman, Priscilla Oliveras
A Christmas homecoming: Former Air Force Para-rescueman Kevin Matthews is back home in Texas, working at his family's Christmas tree farm while deciding his next move. Or maybe he won't move at all, if sparks keep flying with the town's new surgeon, Kate Stafford. An unexpected gift: Widower Billy Morgan wishes his grown children still needed him. Good thing his longtime friend, Bella, does. She's planning her son's Christmas wedding and Billy is happy to help. Along the way they just might discover their own occasion to celebrate.
Shit towns of New Zealand,
Based on the hugely popular Facebook page 'Shit Towns of New Zealand', this book describes New Zealand's towns and suburbs from the affluent to the effluent, the rural to the urinal, profiling all the best places not to visit, or heaven forbid, live. Slagging off our towns is as much a national pastime as binge drinking and ball sports. Ever since a Dutch bloke in a sailboat did a drive-by and claimed to have discovered the place, New Zealanders have revelled in taking the mickey. The towns and cities reviewed here have been carefully selected using an exacting set of scientific criteria, combined with extensive field research and a healthy sense of humour.
Clobbered by camembert, Avery Aames
Cheese store owner Charlotte Bessette is setting up for the town's Winter Wonderland fair. Then, after an old friend is found dead in the cottage of Charlotte's assistant, Rebecca, a suspicion falls on Rebecca's boyfriend, a honeybee farmer. While the town buzzes with gossip, can Charlotte catch the culprit without getting stung herself?
Days of wine and roquefort, Avery Aames
Cheese shop owner Charlotte Bessette's life seems quieter than ever with her fiancé out of town and her cousin Matthew and his children out of the house. But before she can put up her feet and enjoy a glass of chardonnay, Matthew asks her to play host to Noelle Adams, a bright sommelier visiting to help grow business for the local winery. An affable wine aficionado, Noelle is paired well with the cheese expert Charlotte, -but something seems to be troubling the secretive houseguest, and Charlotte's life is upended when she finds the sparkling woman dead. Between Noelle's hot-headed ex, the cagey owners of the winery, its jaded manager, and a wily reporter, Charlotte has her pick of suspects, but she needs to act fast--this is a mystery that only gets more dangerous with age.
Lost and fondue, Avery Aames
When a body is found in a long-abandoned winery, Providence, Ohio cheese shop owner Charlotte Bessette trades in her fondue fork for a flashlight to clear a friend's niece of suspicion. But as Charlotte starts to turn up the truth, the killer starts turning up the heat.
The invitation, Belinda Alexandra
Paris, 1899. Emma Lacasse has been estranged from her older sister for nearly twenty years, since Caroline married a wealthy American and left France. So when Emma receives a request from Caroline to meet her, she is intrigued. Caroline invites Emma to visit her in New York, on one condition: Emma must tutor her shy, young niece, Isadora, and help her prepare for her society debut. Caroline lives a life of unimaginable excess and opulence as one of New York's Gilded Age millionaires and Emma is soon immersed in a world of luxury beyond her wildest dreams; a far cry from her bohemian lifestyle as a harpist and writer with her lover, Claude, in Montmartre.
As a man thinketh, James Allen
This little volume (the result of meditation and experience) is not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much-written-upon subject of the power of thought. It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its object being to stimulate men and women to the discovery and perception of the truth that 'they themselves are makers of themselves' - by virtue of their thoughts, which they choose and encourage; that mind is the master-weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance, and that, as they may have hitherto woven in ignorance and pain they may now weave in enlightenment and happiness.
The secret world: a history of intelligence, Christopher M Andrew
God sent out spies into the land of Canaan'. The first mention of espionage in world literature is in the Book of Exodus. From there, Christopher Andrew traces shift in the ancient world from divination to what we would recognise as attempts to gather real intelligence in the conduct of military operations, and considers how far ahead of the West - at that time - China and India were. He charts the development of intelligence and security operations and capacity through, amongst others, Renaissance Venice, Elizabethan England, Revolutionary America, Napoleonic France, right up to sophisticated modern activities of which he is the world's best-informed interpreter. What difference have security and intelligence operations made to course of history? This fascinating book provides the answers.
Wild journeys, Bruce Ansley
Discover a world of wild, mysterious and audacious journeys In Wild Journeys Bruce Ansley retraces the path of the doomed surveyor John Whitcombe across the Southern Alps, follows the raiding party of the northern chief Te Puoho along the West Coast, sails around New Zealand's northern and southern capes; walks through the Valley under the Two Thumb Range to the mythical Mesopotamia; drives from Waiheke to Wanaka (in a hurry), sets off on a hunt for the South Island's Grey Ghost, looks deep into the heart of volcanic New Zealand and tracks our most unlikely hero, the prison escaper George Wilder.
Oblivion: a Lux novel, Jennifer L Armentrout
I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it. And trouble's the last thing I need, since I'm not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there's one thing I know, it's that humans can't be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. 'Cuz they are. But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself from wanting her--or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I'm the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl--she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy--the Arum, and I need to stay on my game. Falling for Katy, a human, won't just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that's one thing I'll never let happen.
Opposition, Jennifer L Armentrout
Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can't believe Daemon stood by as his kind threaten to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred. Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything to ensure survival of their friends--and mankind.
A soupçon of poison, Jennifer Ashley
London, 1880. Kat Holloway, highly sought-after young cook to the wealthy of London, finds herself embroiled in murder when she's accused of poisoning her employer, the loathsome Sir Lionel Leigh-Bradbury. Her only help as she works to clear her name comes from the mysterious Daniel McAdam, a handsome man-of-all-work who seems to know everyone and always happens to be in the right place at the right time. Kat and Daniel investigate the crime, but the mystery of Daniel's background might be just as elusive and dangerous as the poisoner bent on framing Kat for murder. Prequel novella to the Kat Holloway Below Stairs mysteries series.
Hate is such a strong word, Sarah Ayoub
Hate is such a strong word is the story of a seventeen-year-old girl caught between two cultures, Lebanese and Anglo Australian. Seventeen-year-old Sophie hates Monday mornings, socks worn with sandals, and having to strategise like she's a battle sergeant every time she asks her parents if she can go out. But she especially hates being stereotyped because she's Lebanese. When New Guy, Shehadie Goldsmith, is alienated at her Lebanese school because his dad's Australian, she hates the way it makes her feel.
Beartown, Fredrik Backman
Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy.
Long road to mercy, David Baldacci
Her name is Atlee Pine, the latest creation from bestselling author David Baldacci. She has unstoppable tenacity, always a fighter who is unwilling to cede any ground. She has endured real nightmares and she has the emotional and physical scars to show for it. And she got that long before she became an adult. She is a FBI Special Agent assigned to the wilds of the western US. She has to cover, often solo, vast tracts of area: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona. Small towns, impossibly long distances in-between, isolation like most on the East Coast have never experienced, and an environment where anything can and does happen. Working with the locals who respect, and also sometimes fear her, and have never really been allowed to know her, Atlee Pine turns her vast investigative skills and unmatched drive to find out the truth. Along the way she will revisit painful memories of her own, come to grips with what she is and what she might one day aspire to be. But in the end, she will have to confront not only a new monster, but also the old one of her nightmares.
No time left, David Baldacci
In this short story, Frank Becker is a man with a mission that doesn't turn out quite as planned. His life is far from ordinary, and he knows how deadly routine can be if someone wants to do you harm ...
Should I stay or should I go?: And 87 other serious answers to questions in songs, James Ball
What is Love? How Soon is Now? Is this real life? Is there life on Mars? How do you solve a problem like a Maria? They're some of the most famous questions ever asked. But do you know the answer to them? In Should I Stay or Should I Go?, James Ball gives the definitive and hilarious answers and in doing so uncovers what we have always know - pop songs are the key to life itself.
The Anetakis tycoons, Maya Banks
The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress: Greek magnate Chrysander Anetakis's former mistress was pregnant and had amnesia. Marley Jameson didn't remember betraying him by selling company secrets. Or that he'd thrown her out of his life. So he told her a little white lie: they were engaged. Then he stole her to his Greek island to await the birth of his baby and enjoy her sudden devotion ... before tossing her out. But he didn't count on Marley regaining her memory so soon. The Tycoon's Rebel Bride: Tycoon Theron Anetakis had only one problem--and she just walked through his door. With his business takeover complete, he'd intended to arrange a marriage for himself to further secure his future. However ... Little Isabella Caplan is now a voluptuous vixen with plans of her own, and they didn't include letting the executor of her father's estate also arrange a marriage for her to another man! She had pined for Theron long enough. Now it was time to seduce her hot-blooded hotel tycoon. The Tycoon's Secret Affair: Jewel Henley learned the exotic stranger who'd swept her off her feet the night before was her new employer, Piers Anetakis. And before she could explain, Jewel found herself without a job ... and pregnant. After five months, Piers had finally found his one-night lover. Determined to explain the mistake made, he was confronted with an undeniable truth. Jewel was carrying his child. His Greek honour demanded they marry. Yet was there more between them than lust ... and was it enough to make their marriage of convenience last?
Queer: a graphic history, Meg-John Barker
Activist-academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this ground-breaking non-fiction graphic novel. A kaleidoscope of characters from the diverse worlds of pop-culture, film, activism and academia guide us on a journey through the ideas, people and events that have shaped queer "theory". From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.
Mrs. Sorenson and the sasquatch, Kelly Regan Barnhill
When Mr. Sorensen - a drab, cipher of a man - passes away, his lovely widow falls in love with a most unsuitable mate. Enraged and scandalised (and armed with hot-dish and gossip and seven-layer bars), the Parish Council turns to the old priest to fix the situation - to convince Mrs. Sorensen to reject the green world and live as a widow ought. But the pretty widow has plans of her own, in Kelly Barnhill's Mrs. Sorenson and the Sasquatch.
The bus on Thursday, Shirley Barrett
That's when I literally had thoughts of becoming a nun, because I thought, Well, I'm never going to have sex again. If I become a nun, I would at least have somewhere to live. It wasn't just the bad break-up that caused Eleanor's life to unravel. It was the cancer. And the demons that came with it. Freshly single and thoroughly traumatised from the ordeals of breast cancer, Eleanor Mellett starts a new job as a teacher in a remote mountain hamlet. It's certainly peaceful enough, almost too peaceful. But what's become of the previous teacher, the saintly Miss Barker, who has disappeared abruptly under mysterious circumstances? And what's with all those locks on the door? And what the hell is that bus doing idling outside her house late, late at night?
Light magic for dark times: more than 100 spells, rituals, and practices for coping in a crisis, Lisa Marie Basile
Having a hard time tapping into the light? Find illumination, resiliency, self-care, and inner magic with Light Magic for Dark Times; an inspired, accessible, and modern collection of practices, rituals, and spells. You'll power up your inner witch, map your road toward healing and regeneration, find your creativity, and explore your shadow side. These 100 spells are ideal for those inexperienced with self-care rituals, as well as experienced witches. They can be cast during a crisis or to help prevent one, to protect loved ones, to welcome new beginnings, to heal from grief, or to find strength. Whether you're working with the earth, performing a cleanse with water or smoke, healing with tinctures or crystals, meditating through grief, brewing, enchanting, or communing with your coven, Light Magic for Dark Times will help you tap into your inner witch in times of need.
An alphabettery of Anne Rice's Vampire chronicles, Becket
Anne Rice's cosmology of Vampiredom from Akasha to Zenobia.
Justice calling, Annie Bellet
Murder of crows, Annie Bellet
Game store owner and nerd sorceress extraordinaire Jade Crow knows death stalks her in the form of her murderous ex-lover, Samir, a sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her power. With the help of her friends, and sexy tiger-shifter Alek, Jade trains for the inevitable confrontation. Until her estranged father shows up begging for help. Someone or something is murdering the crow shifters of Three Feathers ranch and her father believes sorcery is the only way to stop the killings. Faced with an unknown foe, a family that exiled her decades before, a deepening relationship with Alek, and Samir's ever-present threat, Jade will need all the power she's gained and then some to stop the Murder of Crows.
Pack of lies, Annie Bellet
Recovering from a broken heart and coming to terms with her family history, all sorceress Jade Crow wants is to resume running her comic book store and gaming with her friends. With a town full of strange wolf shifters, a hundred-and-fifty-year-old peace accord hanging in the balance, and the Justice who broke her heart back in her life, Jade's plans go out the proverbial window. Wolves are killing wolves, innocent human lives are caught in the crossfire, and not everyone in town is who they appear to be. As the bodies stack up and the doubts build, Jade and her friends race to find the true killer. And then Jade's evil ex-lover makes another move.
First earl I see tonight, Anna Bennett
Once upon a time three young ladies vowed to record their first London seasons; and to fill in the gaps of their finishing school educations.
The shepherd's call: Te karanga o te hepara: prayers and liturgies for rural Aotearoa New Zealand, Bill Bennett
Discover a prayer to cover every aspect of rural life. A musician and composer of many hymns, Anglican priest Bill Bennett understands the complexity of rural life with its overlapping communities and its deep dependence on seasonal life. This understanding shines through this book. 117 prayers are arranged into broad themes: the seasons, environment, community, mission and ministry, work, crisis and loss. There are also six sets of Eucharist liturgies and another five liturgies focused on the bush, harvest community life and adverse events. This book will be a valued resource for both clergy and lay worship leaders. "These liturgical resources will touch everyone who is interested in seasonal joy and struggle, planting and harvest, whitebaiting and hospitality. A theology of land and missional ministry that is shaped by both local life and God's call, with a deep understanding of tikanga Maori, mean that these prayers and reflections are uniquely and wonderfully New Zealand. I commend them to you and hope they are widely used across the country.
November Road: a novel, Louis Berney
Frank Guidry's luck has finally run out. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans' mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Within hours of JFK's murder, everyone with ties to Marcello is turning up dead. Suspecting he's next, Guidry hits the road to Las Vegas. When he spots a beautiful housewife and her two young daughters stranded on the side of the road, he sees the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his trail. The two strangers share the open road west and find each other on the way. But Guidry's relentless hunters are closing in on him, and now he doesn't want to just survive, he wants to really live, maybe for the first time. Everyone's expendable, or they should be, but Guidry just can't throw away the woman he's come to love. And it might get them both killed.
White dancing elephants., Chaya Bhuvaneswar
A woman grieves a miscarriage, haunted by the Buddha's birth. An artist with schizophrenia tries to survive hatred and indifference in small-town India by turning to the beauty of sculpture and dance. Orphans in India get pulled into a strange "rescue" mission aimed at stripping their mysterious powers. A brief but intense affair between two women culminates in regret and betrayal. A boy seeks memories of his sister in the legend of a woman who weds death. And fragments of history, from child brickmakers to slaves in Renaissance Portugal, are held up in brief fictions, burnished, made dazzling and unforgettable. In sixteen remarkable stories, Chaya Bhuvaneswar spotlights diverse women of color-cunning, bold, and resolute-facing sexual harassment and racial violence, and occasionally inflicting that violence on each other.
The jersey: the secret behind the world's most successful sports team, Peter Bills
New Zealand rugby is a dynasty that transcends all national barriers. As a culture and a model of humility and consistent success, which have led them to three Rugby World Cups, the world of rugby continues to look to the New Zealand model for guidance. Traditionally, the renowned All Blacks and those charged with guiding them have kept their rules of engagement close to their chests. However now, New Zealand Rugby has agreed to open their doors to rugby writer Peter Bills to consider the reasons behind their dominance of the world game in the build-up towards the Lions Series in 2017 and Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Through this book, Peter Bills draws on case studies and interviews of officials, coaches and players, as well as people involved in all elements of rugby right across New Zealand. The Jersey tells an extraordinary story with unprecedented access and insight, and explores the basic requirements and immense challenges required not only to become number one in the world, but remain consistently at the top.
Ascendance, John Birmingham
'There were too many of them. Lucille was nowhere Dave could see and only a faint mournful sigh reached him from where she lay ... It was time to die, the hero's journey over.' New York is on fire, the streets are overrun, and the Demon Horde is feasting. With the world's greatest city in chaos, all eyes are on Dave Hooper, the superhero destined to save mankind. But hero or not, Dave is just one man and he's short of allies. He soon finds himself relying on Karen Warat: art dealer and Russian deep cover agent. Smart, dangerous and armed with a magic sword, Dave knows not to trust her. He also knows that without her, New York will fall. While the United States military try desperately to hold off the Horde, Dave and Karen realise that the monsters have a powerful new weapon - one of their best warfare strategists is working for them. With the enemy using the military's own tactics against them, defeat seems imminent. To have any chance of survival, mankind needs its Champion more than ever. The world needs Dave to become the hero he is meant to be.
Galleries of Maoriland: artists, collectors and the Maori world, 1880-1910, Roger Blackley
Galleries of Maoriland introduces us to the many ways in which European colonists to New Zealand (called Pakeha by the indigenous Maori) discovered, created, propagated and romanticised the Maori world at the turn of the century summed up in a popular nickname describing New Zealand; Maoriland. It could be seen in the Maori portrait paintings of Gottfried Lindauer and Charles F Goldie; among artists, patrons, collectors and audiences; inside the Polynesian Society and the Dominion Museum; among stolen artefacts and fantastical accounts of the Maori past. The culture of Maoriland was a Pakeha creation. But Galleries of Maoriland shows that Maori were not merely passive victims: they too had a stake in this process of romanticisation. What, this book asks, were some of the Maori purposes that were served by curio displays, portrait collections, and the wider ethnological culture?
Suitcase of dreams, Tania Blanchard
After enduring the horror of Nazi Germany and the chaos of postwar occupation, Lotte Drescher and her family arrive in Australia in 1956 full of hope for a new life. It's a land of opportunity, where Lotte and her husband Erich dream of giving their children the future they have always wanted. After years of struggling to find their feet as New Australians, Erich turns his skill as a wood carver into a successful business and Lotte makes a career out of her lifelong passion, photography. The sacrifices they have made finally seem worth it until Erich's role in the trade union movement threatens to have him branded a communist and endanger their family. Then darker shadows of the past reach out to them from Germany, a world and a lifetime away. As the Vietnam War looms, an unexpected visitor forces Lotte to a turning point. Her decision will change her life forever . . . and will finally show her the true meaning of home.
Goneville: a memoir, Nick Bollinger
Nick Bollinger was just 18 when he went on the road with the band Rough Justice and its smoky-voiced, charismatic leader Rick Bryant. It was a journey that would last two years. It was the '70s and pot was plentiful. Often, though, the band was short of other things: money, food, shelter, and petrol for its increasingly ramshackle, broken-down bus. In this award-winning memoir, one of New Zealand's most respected music writers and broadcasters talks with complete candour about his unorthodox childhood, his obsession with music, the impact of a family tragedy, and the journey that would decide the course of his life. He also vividly portrays a divided country, set to shatter apart for a generation.
Singapore, Cristian Bonetto
Provides travel information about Singapore, including cultural attractions, dining, nightlife, shopping, and lodging.
Anthony Bourdain's hungry ghosts, Anthony Bourdain
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller tells a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge. Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
Whole body barefoot: transitioning well to minimal footwear, Katy Bowman
How can we unlock whole-body movement when our feet have been bound for decades? Is it as simple as kicking off our shoe-shackles and releasing our feet into the wild? Whole Body Barefoot will help you safely and effectively transition to minimal footwear, reaping the enormous benefits of freeing your feet without injuring yourself along the way.
Kiss me at Christmas, Valerie Bowman
Bow Street Runner Daffin Oakleaf abhors Christmas. Carol singing and holiday cheer only remind him of a dark time. When a close friend calls on him for help, Daffin is happy to capitalize on the distraction. But when he learns the lovely Lady Regina is the one in danger, he's to become bodyguard to the captivating woman...Regina has one mission: to find a night of passion in the arms of a gentleman. Considered firmly on the shelf, Regina has given up on marriage, but that doesn't mean she wants to be denied the pleasure married ladies experience. Daffin has long captured her attention; and when a threat calls him to her side, the sparks between them ignite. But how can a hired bodyguard find his way into Regina's noble heart?
Distinguished rogues. Book 1-3, Heather Boyd
Distinguished rogues. Book 4-6, Heather Boyd
Come along on the journey as each rogue captures his one true love. An Accidental Affair (Book 4): When Merrick Bishop, Earl of Rothwell and consummate rake, mistakenly kisses Arabella Lawson, their encounter ignites a passion that threatens to consume them both. Can Merrick prove his devotion before turn their fleeting affair into forever? Keepsake (Book 5): The Marquess of Taverham married young and fast with his eye firmly on his bride's dowry as the means to repair the family fortunes for the next generation. Too late he discovered his new wife wasn't going to make achieving all of his dreams that easy. What happens when the runaway bride comes back? An Improper Proposal (Book 6): To escape a devil's bargain penniless spinster Iris Hedley requires lessons in seduction to secure a wealthy protector. No stranger to scandal or bad choices, Lord Louth is convinced Iris is headed for heartbreak and sets out to prove surrendering to wicked pleasure can have unwanted consequences. Three complete stand-alone novels.
The little shop of found things: a novel, Paula Brackston
An antique shop haunted by a ghost. A silver treasure with an injustice in its story. An adventure to the past she'll never forget. Xanthe and her mother Flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marlborough. Xanthe has always had an affinity with some of the antiques she finds. When she touches them, she can sense something of the past they come from and the stories they hold. When she has an intense connection to a beautiful silver chatelaine she has to know more. It is while she's examining the chatelaine that she's transported back to the seventeenth century where it has its origins. She discovers there is an injustice in its history. The spirit that inhabits her new home confronts her and charges her with saving her daughter's life, threatening to take Flora's if she fails. While Xanthe fights to save the girl amid the turbulent days of 1605, she meets architect Samuel Appleby. He may be the person who can help her succeed. He may also be the reason she can't bring herself to leave.
Artichoke hearts, Sita Brahmachari
Twelve-year-old Mira comes from a chaotic, artistic and outspoken family where it's not always easy to be heard. As her beloved Nana Josie's health declines, Mira begins to discover the secrets of those around her, and also starts to keep some of her own. She is drawn to mysterious Jide, a boy who is clearly hiding a troubled past and has grown hardened layers - like those of an artichoke - around his heart. As Mira is experiencing grief for the first time, she is also discovering the wondrous and often mystical world around her.
Ice creams at Carrington's, Alexandra Brown
Georgie Hart and Carrington's Department Store have got the world at their feet. Since a reality TV series put them both on the map, life has been amazing! Carrington's profits are in the pink, Georgie has carved herself a place in the nation's heart and even better, her romance with Tom, the store's boss, has finally blossomed after a shaky start. Now summertime has come to Mulberry-on-Sea and Georgie is in great demand. The town is holding a big summer festival and she and her mates from Carrington's are planning on making sure that Mulberry puts on the show of its life! But Georgie is about to get the offer of a lifetime 'one that is just too good to turn down and something that will test her loyalties to their limits'. Will Georgie be able to pull off it off once again, or has her luck finally run out.
Brides of Lehigh Canal: trilogy, Wanda E Brunstetter
Relive bygone canal days with the Brides of Lehigh Canal! For artistic Kelly, life is a daily drudge of driving her father's mules along the canal. Can a general store owner prove he's not like Kelly's father and just right for her? Betsy reluctantly returns to small-town Walnutport, Pennsylvania, only to butt heads with the new pastor. Will the two find enough common ground to stand onand build new love? Widow Sarah dreams of a life without locks and gates. But when a canal captain and a blacksmith both vie for her affection, will her heart or mind prevail?
The go-giver: a little story about a powerful business idea, Bob Burg
Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. One day, desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by many devotees simply as the Chairman.
Regency proposals, Annie Burrows
Never Trust a Rake. Rumour has it that the Earl of Deben, the most notorious rake in Londoon and in need of an heir, has set aside his penchant for married mistresses and turned his skilled hand to seducing innocents! But if Lord Deben expects Henrietta Gibson to respond to the click of his fingers he can think again.
Perfidious Albion, Sam Byers
In Edmundsbury, a small town in east England, fear and loathing are on the rise. It is the near future; Brexit has happened and the ramifications are real. Grass-roots right-wing political party 'England Always' are fomenting hatred. The residents of a failing housing estate are being manipulatively cleared from their homes. A multinational tech company is making inroads into the infrastructure. Just as social tensions appear to reach crisis point, masked men begin a series of 'disruptions', threatening to make internet histories public, asking the townspeople 'what don't you want to share?'
Jinx, Meg Cabot
Sixteen-year-old Jean "Jinx" Honeychurch, the descendant of a witch, must leave Iowa to live with relatives in Manhattan after the first spell she casts goes awry, but she will have to improve her skills to stop her cousin from practicing black magic that endangers them and the boy they both like.
Revenger, Tom Cain
Sam Caver just wants a quiet drink with an old friend. But there's no such thing as peace and quiet any more. Caught up in a riot in South London, Carver fights for his life. But when the smoke clears and the bodies are counted he's the one the media blame for the bloodshed. The police want him in jail. An old enemy, bent on revenge, wants him dead. And Sam Carver is in for the fight of his life.
Bulletproof, Mary Calmes
Jory Harcourt doesn't have to go looking for trouble. Wherever he goes, it seems to find him--particularly when his partner, Sam Kage, is working undercover on a federal task force. After the recession forces him to close his business, Jory goes to work as a matchmaker and event planner. From there, it's only a matter of time before his big mouth and up-front attitude make him the rope in a tug-of-war between a trust fund baby and a drug-smuggling criminal. Then, as if that situation weren't delicate enough, Jory's undercover lover shows up working for the smuggler. Between the men who want him and the men who just want him dead, Chicago is getting a little crowded for Jory, so on the advice of his brother, his boyfriend, and the FBI task force, he heads for Hawaii ... where a serious accident threatens his quality of life. Can Sam and Jory keep the faith and prove that their relationship really is bulletproof?
Kairos, Mary Calmes
Private investigators Joe and Kade have found evidence that could change their work--and personal--lives forever.
A matter of time. Vol. 1, Mary Calmes
Misfits: Royal Academy rebels, Jen Calonita
Forced to attend Enchantasia's Royal Academy, Devin teams up with other misfits to investigate why Olivina, the fairy godmother/headmistress, is obsessed with villains rather than teaching them to be proper princes and princesses.
Into the whirlwind: a novel, Elizabeth Camden
After a fire destroys Chicago, Mollie is desperate to save her business. With everything at risk--including her heart--can she rise from the rubble?
Blood of dragons, Jack Campbell
Twenty years after the war that overthrew the Great Guilds, the Empire is vowing to avenge the massive defeat of the Imperial legions at Dorcastle. Aiding the Imperials are renegade Mechanics and Mages still loyal to the old Guilds or employed by the Empire. But before they can launch an all-out war, the Imperials must eliminate a major threat: Kira, daughter of Master Mechanic Mari and Master of Mages Alain. Kidnapped and imprisoned, Kira has to escape and avoid recapture as the full might of the Empire is aimed at her. Her only hope lies in the skills she has mastered; her indomitable spirit; and the unfailing aid of Jason, her boyfriend from the distant world of Urth. With the Imperial legions closing in and thousands of lives riding on her efforts, Kira has to use every weapon available to her, including special abilities she has kept secret until now - abilities that may prove to be as dangerous as the enemy forces. Mari and Alain must come to Kira's aid and work to create an alliance against the Empire. If they fail, a deadlier new war will erupt, with every soldier carrying a rifle instead of a sword or crossbow - and the Peace of the Daughter will end in a bloodbath.
Daughter of dragons, Jack Campbell
The Great Guilds had conspired for centuries to keep Dematr unchanged. The Mechanics Guild kept secret the technolgy for steam locomotion, rifles, and far-talkers, leaving most people to live in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing – until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised the army of the new day to free their world.
Destiny of dragons, Jack Campbell
In the thrilling conclusion to the Legacy of Dragons trilogy, ancient weapons of mass destruction lie hidden under the city of Pacta Servanda. Remnants of the Great Guilds and rebellious factions of the Empire want to seize those weapons to allow them to regain control of the world of Dematr. Only Jason, brought by the first ship from Earth since the colony failed, might be able to disarm the threat. But he also might know how to employ those weapons, making him a danger for all sides.
The dragons of Dorcastle, Jack Campbell
Dematr is a world ruled by the diametrically opposed Mage and Mechanic Guilds. For centuries, the two Great Guilds have been bitter rivals. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything that humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of the world behind to stop the Storm. Mari is a brilliant young Mechanic, just out of the Guild Halls, where she has spent most of her life learning how to run the steam locomotives and other devices of her Guild. Alain is the youngest Mage ever to learn how to change the world he sees with the power of his mind. Each has been taught that the works of the other's Guild are frauds. But when their caravan is destroyed, they must join forces. Their union could save the world from the approaching Storm, but it could also upend the Great Guilds who will stop at nothing to preserve their power. Mari and Alain will have to choose between protecting their lives and their Guilds, or risking everything to protect Dematr from the coming Storm.
The pirates of Pacta Servanda, Jack Campbell
The world feels oddly strained, like a line pulled too taunt and apt to snap, smashing everything in its path. Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain have survived every attempt to stop them, but their enemies are determined to kill Mari, the only one who can save her world from a storm of destruction. As armies begin to gather and cities seethe with tension, Mari, Alain, and their friends must prepare to confront the storm in the place it first appeared: the broken kingdom of Tiae. The dangers facing them demand perilous raids, tough battles, and more than a little piracy. Beating the Mechanics Guild and the Mage Guild that have controlled the world of Dematr for centuries will require an unprecedented alliance under Mari's command of rebellious Mechanics, Mages, and common folk who know that together they can change the world, but separately they will all lose.
The servants of the Storm, Jack Campbell
A Storm that will wreck a world threatens Dematr. Only Mari, one of the Mechanics who control all technology through their Guild, has a chance to stop it. She and Mage Alain have survived numerous attempts to kill them and have gained many more followers, but the Storm of chaos, born of centuries of enslavement, grows ever closer. Mari leads an army now. She and Alain must fight together to bind back the Broken Kingdom and build a force strong enough to defeat the might of the Great Guilds. But the Storm has many Servants who seek to preserve or gain personal power or wealth, or fear the New Day that Mari seeks to bring to the world. And Mari knows that victory will mean nothing if the precious knowledge brought long ago to their world is destroyed. In order to save it, Alain and Mari will have to pierce through the heart of their enemies' power and confront once more a place of ancient nightmare.
The wrath of the great guilds, Jack Campbell
The series, The Pillars of Reality, reaches its exciting conclusion. The Great Guilds, fearing the loss of their control of the world of Dematr, have gathered their power and joined it with the relentless legions of the Empire. The full might of that host will fall upon the fortress city of Dorcastle. If Dorcastle falls, the revolt led by Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain will fail, and their world will soon descend into chaos. Only Mari, believed to be the daughter of an ancient prophecy, can inspire the people and lead the defense of Dorcastle. The prophecy says she has a chance to win, but it doesn't say she will survive. Alain will stand by her, both willing to die for the other, but neither one knows if their sacrifices will mean victory. As they battle the Imperial legions and see friends fall, Mari and Alain face their greatest challenges. And if they somehow win in the face of impossible odds, neither one can be certain what sort of world that victory will produce.
Our house, Louise Candlish
There's nothing unusual about a new family moving in at 91 Trinity Avenue. Except it's her house. And she didn't sell it. When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she's sure there's been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern co-parenting arrangement: bird's nest custody, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons at the prized family home to maintain stability for their children. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy. In a domino effect of crimes and misdemeanors, the nest comes tumbling down. Now Bram has disappeared and so have Fiona's children. As events spiral well beyond her control, Fiona will discover just how many lies her husband was weaving and how little they truly knew each other. But Bram's not the only one with things to hide, and some secrets are best kept to oneself, safe as houses.
Coaching for breakthrough success: proven techniques for making the impossible dreams possible, Jack Canfield
Hush little baby: a Jefferson Winter novella, James Carol
FBI profiler Yoko Tanaka is in Tampa, Florida helping the local PD with their 'Sandman' case. Three mothers and their daughters have been found murdered in their homes. The mothers have been brutally stabbed while the little girls have been smothered in their beds and posed to look like they're sleeping. Defying FBI protocol, Yoko makes a detour to Sarasota to entice Jefferson Winter to join the case. Winter has now graduated from college and is playing piano in a tourist bar. At first he's reluctant to get involved but that's the thing with Winter, what he says and what he means are usually two different things. All Yoko knows is that he's the only person who can help her before the Sandman claims another two victims . . . but what Winter doesn't know is that Yoko might be the only person who can help him come to terms with his past.
The quiet man, James Carol
In Vancouver, the wife of a millionaire is dead following an explosion in her own home. Everyone thinks her husband is responsible, but former FBI profiler Jefferson Winter isn't so sure. The method is too perfect; the lack of mistakes, uncanny. He's seen a series of carefully orchestrated murders--once a year, on exactly the same day, a woman dies in a situation just like this one. That date is fast approaching and Winter knows another victim has been selected. Can he identify the quiet man before he strikes again?
Open your eyes, James Carol
Jefferson Winter is at the beginning of his FBI career. He's young and unpredictable, but he has a gift - he can understand the mind of a murderer like no one else. Winter is in Las Vegas with Yoko Tanaka, a tough agent with the unenviable task of showing him the ropes. The bodies of three young women have been found and each of them is missing a limb. If the case is to be solved, Winter must be free to act - yet Tanaka's superiors are watching closely, and it soon becomes clear that this killer doesn't make mistakes.
The bullet journal method: track the past, order the present, design the future, Ryder Carroll
Ryder Carroll, the creator of the enormously popular Bullet Journal organisational system, explains how to use his method to: Track your past: using nothing more than a pen and paper, create a clear, comprehensive, and organised record of your thoughts and goals. Order your present: find daily calm by prioritising and minimising your workload and tackling your to-do list in a more mindful and productive way. Plan your future: establish and appraise your short-term and long-term goals, plan more complex projects simply and effectively, and live your life with meaning and purpose.
After the fire, Jane Casey
After a fire devastates the top floor of a tower block on the Maudling Estate, Maeve Kerrigan and her colleagues are called in. Their presence is needed because it's a sensitive investigation - not because the blaze was caused by arson, or because several residents died, but because a body was found in the car park below the tower. It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong, trapped by the fire, jumped to his death rather than wait for rescue. But what was he doing in the very unglamorous surroundings of the Maudling Estate? And why did he choose to die when rescuers weren't far away? The police can't assume that Armstrong was the arsonist's target. As Maeve and Derwent pick through the wreckage, they uncover the secret world of the eleventh floor, where everyone seems to have something to hide. It's a tough investigation, made harder by Maeve's private life unravelling. Without her ex-boyfriend Rob's steady influence, she's behaving recklessly, in a way that's likely to harm her - or someone close to her - before long.
The burning, Jane Casey
A determined young police constable goes it alone against an enigmatic killer and her bosses in a series debut for fans of Sophie Hannah and Tana French. The Burning Man. It's the name the media has given a brutal murderer who has beaten four young women to death before setting their bodies ablaze in secluded areas of London's parks. And now there's a fifth. Maeve Kerrigan is an ambitious detective constable, keen to make her mark on the murder task force. Her male colleagues believe Maeve's empathy makes her weak, but the more she learns about the latest victim, Rebecca Haworth, from her grieving friends and family, the more determined Maeve becomes to bring her murderer to justice. But how do you catch a killer no one has seen when so much of the evidence has gone up in smoke.
The kill, Jane Casey
Detective Maeve Kerrigan is away for a colleague's wedding, and she's enjoying an excuse to spend a beautiful fall weekend relaxing in the English countryside. It's a much-needed break from the grit and grime of her daily life on the London police force. But even at a wedding, the job is never far away. Midway through the reception, Maeve and her abrasive but loyal partner on the police force, DI Josh Derwent, are called back to London. A fellow policeman has been murdered, in a compromising position in a public park at night. And when Maeve and Derwent arrive to speak with the victim's family, his wife and daughter are surprisingly cold and reticent, which adds further layers of complexity to an already delicate investigation.
The last girl, Jane Casey
Vast wealth offers London defense attorney Philip Kennford a lot of things: a gorgeous house with a pool in the backyard, connections in the top echelons of society, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways. But his money doesn't provide a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters and it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home. When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors (Philip and his second favourite daughter Lydia), both claim to have seen nothing, but it's clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere, and it doesn't help that her boss, whom she trusts more than almost anyone, is starting to make decisions that Maeve finds questionable at best. In The Last Girl, Jane Casey once again demonstrates her ability to write vivid, three-dimensional characters and spin a gripping, unpredictable mystery.
Yield to me, Sarah Castille
Passion. Desire. Attraction. No holds barred. Especially below the belt. Amateur MMA fighter, Marcy Foster, is determined to win the state championship. But dark secrets and a broken trust mean there is one technique she just can't master. Fortunately, Club Excelsior has hired a coach who knows all the right moves. Sexy confident and commanding, fight consultant, Jax, demands control both in and out of the ring. But once he has Marcy against the ropes, Jax knows he's in too deep. He can give her what she needs, but once he unleashes her hidden passions, there's no going back. Under Jax's skilled hands, Marcy submits to her deepest desires. But when her personal and professional worlds collide, she is forced to face a brutal truth - yielding her heart may be the one thing that costs her the fight.
Invitation to a bonfire, Adrienne Celt
A seductive, sensual and sinister love triangle set in 1930s America and inspired by the infamous Nabokov marriage. Zoya Andropova, a young Russian refugee, finds herself in an elite New Jersey boarding school. Having lost her family, her home and her sense of purpose, Zoya struggles to belong, a task made more difficult by her new country's paranoia about Soviet spies. When she meets charismatic fellow Russian émigré Leo Orlov--whose books Zoya has obsessed over for years--everything seems to change. But she soon discovers that Leo is bound by the sinister orchestrations of his brilliant wife, Vera, and that their relationship is far more complex than Zoya could ever have imagined.
From the ashes, Deborah Challinor
Auckland, 1956. Allie Manaia works at Smith and Caughey's department store. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares. Allie and her husband, Sonny, are desperate for a baby, after losing a child, and Allie's distress at not conceiving again is compounded when those around her seem to have no trouble falling pregnant - even when they shouldn't. Allie's neighbours have recently moved to suburban Auckland. Ana, now a housewife, misses her work on the farm, but she has her hands full, looking after her increasingly forgetful father-in-law. Kathleen Lawson - rich, lonely and bored - is one of Allies' customers at the make-up counter. Kathleen takes a shine to Allie, but when she discovers Allie's husband is Maori, Kathleen's attitude changes. Is she trying to make friends or poison the relationship between Sonny and Allie? Sonny's beautiful younger sister, Polly, is living a vibrant but wayward life as a waitress-model-goodtime girl while leaving her young daughter to be raised by her mother. Then one day Polly disappears.
The dream daughter, Diane Chamberlain
When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter appeared in their lives just a few years before--and his appearance was as mysterious as his past. With no family, no friends, and a background shrouded in secrets, Hunter embraced the Sears family and never looked back. Now, Hunter is telling her that something can be done about her baby's heart. Something that will shatter every preconceived notion that Caroline has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage that Caroline never knew existed. Something that will mean a mind-bending leap of faith on Caroline's part. And all for the love of her unborn child.
Crystal awakening: understand and connect to the medicine and healing of crystals, Rachelle Charman
Step-by-step instructions on how to connect to crystals' healing energies and powerful medicine. Bringing a fresh, new approach to the world of crystals, this interactive book encourages readers to become actively involved in the process and experience the crystal energy for themselves. It lists all the popular crystals, and each is accompanied by a colour photograph and instructions on how to connect with that crystal. The book also offers blank sections for recording this experience. It provides many case studies and stories showing how crystals have assisted in healing on a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level.
Exclusive, Samantha Chase
When world-renowned reclusive mystery author Jonathan Wade decides that he's ready to reveal his identity to the world, he decides to do something even more mysterious than what he writes in his novels – he chooses a little-known writer at an even lesser-known magazine to write his story. Taylor Scott is chosen specifically for this assignment and has to spend two weeks with him to write her article. The only catch? She has to come alone to his farm up in Maine.
Steeped in evil, Laura Childs
In the newest mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Tea Revenge, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is about to learn the true meaning of terroir. . . Theodosia Browning has never considered herself a wine connoisseur--tea has always been her forte. But that doesn't mean she's going to pass up an invitation to a fancy wine-tasting party at the upscale Knighthall Winery, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. But a sweet evening takes on a bitter aftertaste when a dead body is discovered in one of the wine barrels. The son of proprietor Jordan Knight has been murdered. Dissatisfied with the police investigation, Knight turns to Theo for help. She's heard through the grapevine that there are both family and business problems at Knighthall. They say in vino veritas, but everyone at the winery seems to be lying through their teeth. Sorting through the guest list as well as family and staff, Theo has her pick of suspects. It may look like the killer has her over a barrel, but cracking tough cases is vintage Theodosia Browning.
Carissima, Rosanna Chiofalo
In college, Pia Santore dreamed of going to New York and taking the Big Apple by storm with her younger sister Erica. Instead, Pia has arrived in Astoria, Queens, with a prestigious journalism internship at a celebrity magazine; and without Erica. Though the neighbourhood has an abundance of appeal; including the delectable confections sold at her Aunt Antoniella's bakery, the pain of losing Erica a few years ago still feels fresh. Pia's arrival coincides with an unexpected sighting. Italian movie icon Francesca Donata is rumoured to be staying nearby, every bit as voluptuous and divaesque as in her heyday. With the help of a handsome local artist with ties to Francesca's family, Pia convinces the legend to grant her a series of interviews even travelling to her house in Rome.
Waking up in Paris: overcoming darkness in the city of light, Sonia Choquette
"As if waking up from a nightmare, I thought, If I am going to be traumatised, I might as well be traumatised in Paris, right." Devastated by the unexpected end of her decades-long marriage, renowned spiritual teacher and intuitive guide Sonia Choquette undertook an equally unexpected move and relocated to Paris, the scene of many happy memories from her life as a student and young mother. Arriving in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, she found a Paris as traumatised by this unforeseen event as she had been by her divorce. Together, over the following years, she and the city she loves began a journey of healing that involved deep soul-searching and acceptance of new, sometimes uncomfortable, reality. In this follow-up to Walking Home, Sonia shares her intimate thoughts and fears, as well as the unique challenges of setting up a new life in a foreign land.
The land I lost, Cassandra Clare
Alec Lightwood, partner of the High Warlock of Brooklyn and father of a warlock child, is sent to Buenos Aires to re-establish the Shadowhunters amidst the ruins left by the Dark War. When he arrives, he is not welcomed by the Shadowhunters there. He believes it is because of his companion Lily, the head of the New York vampire clan, until a Shadowhunter orphan confides a dark secret to him under cover of the Shadow Market.
You let me in, Lucy Clarke
There's a new coldness. A shift in the atmosphere. The prickling feeling that someone is watching her every move from the shadows. Maybe it's all in Elle's mind? She's a writer - her imagination, after all, is her strength. And yet every threat seems personal. As if someone has discovered the secrets that keep her awake at night. As fear and paranoia close in, Elle's own home becomes a prison. Someone is unlocking her past - and she's given them the key... Spine-tingling, chilling, and utterly compulsive.
Fall of angels, Barbara Cleverly
An ingenious new sleuth who navigates 1920s Cambridge, a European intellectual capital on the cusp of dramatic change. Great Britain, 1923: Detective Inspector John Redfyre is a godsend to the Cambridge CID. A handsome young veteran bred among the city's educated elite, he is no stranger to the set running its esteemed colleges and universities--a society that previously seemed impenetrable to even those at the top of local law enforcement, especially with the force plagued by its own history of corruption.
Particle physics: a very short introduction, F E Close
Beginning with a guide to what matter is and what it is made of, this book discusses everything from quarks and electrons to exotic matter and antimatter. The author concludes by speculating as to the number of dimensions that might be in the universe, and what the next 50 years of research might uncover.
Hippie, Paulo Coelho
The dutiful worrier: how to stop compulsive worry without feeling guilty, Elliot D Cohen
Do you feel it's your duty to worry? If your answer to this question is "yes," you may be suffering from a type of compulsive behaviour called dutiful worrying. On the positive side, dutiful worrying can make you feel as if you're actually doing something to improve or control your situation. But this unproductive habit eventually robs you of energy and peace of mind and can leave you feeling overwhelmed.
Xenakis's convenient bride, Dani Collins
The challenge: two weeks without your billionaire fortune. Greek magnate Stavros Xenakis must go undercover to win a bet--and escape his grandfather's demands that he take a bride. Until encountering deliciously tempting housekeeper Calli proves that a convenient wife is exactly what he needs! Calli's baby being taken away robbed her of the ability to trust anyone. But Stavros's offer to marry her gives her the chance to finally find her son. But Calli doesn't expect for their honeymoon to be so sinfully sensual--and for life as the temporary Mrs Xenakis to be so exquisitely satisfying...
Te aroha, Carolyn Collis
This book supports young readers talking about the actions of a person showing love written in te reo Māori. Oscar the Bear is taking turns, being honest when he breaks a teapot, sharing jobs and being caring. 38 running words. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Te hanuwiti mīere, Carolyn Collis
A honey sandwich is made after a visit to bees for honey, making bread from wheat, visiting cows for milk to make butter and then making a sandwich. Vocabulary focus: food, creatures. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Te haurere, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear looks at the changes around him in different weather. The sheep are finding shade on a hot day; the road is flooded after heavy rain and so on. This story gives young readers practice in talking about weather in Te Reo. This story supports the study of weather and seasons. Entry level Te Reo reader.. Repeated sentence structure: He ra ... tenei. 34 running words.
Hei tira tira, Carolyn Collis
This book is one of five traditional rhymes translated into te reo Māori in this series. Oscar the Bear has real animals to help tell this rhyme with a cat, dog and several cows.This book could be used as a resource when studying poetry. 36 running words. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Hikori tikori taka, Carolyn Collis
This book is one of five traditional rhymes translated into te reo Māori in this series. Toy mice tell the rhyme. While one mouse is busy running up and down the clock there is a tea party being made as a surprise. This book could be used as a resource when studying poetry and sequencing of events.26 running words. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Hipi mangu, Carolyn Collis
This book is one of five traditional rhymes translated into te reo Māori in this series. Toy Bears tell the tale of asking for wool from the black sheep. This book could be used as a resource when studying poetry and sequencing of events. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Ngā hoa, Carolyn Collis
Sam the Scarecrow stands alone in a paddock with no friends and a sad face. One by one mice creep into his pockets and he begins to smile. This story gives young readers practice in counting to ten in te reo Māori. It could also be used with values topics about friendship. Entry level Te Reo reader.
He īnanga, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear watches the fishermen catch whitebait on the Wairarapa coast. The book show the nets used and how the whitebait are caught and cooked in whitebait fritter. This book supports young readers talking about the sequence of whitebaiting in te reo Māori. Year 3 level Te Reo reader.
Ngā kākahu, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the bear puts on the clothes he will need for a winter's day. This story gives young readers practice in naming clothes in te reo Māori. This story could be used for sequencing every day activates and for creative writing about seasonal changes. Entry level Te Reo reader.. Repeated sentence structure: Tangohia../ Kuhuna ... 32 running words.
Ka kite a mumutawa e Rua, Carolyn Collis
This book supports young readers talking about the pairs of objects in te reo Māori. The photographs encourage children to look for pairs of objects in the garden. This book could be used as a resource when studying pairs of objects. Entry level Te Reo reader.. 52 running words.
Ka kite a mumutawa i te āniwaniwa, Carolyn Collis
This book supports young readers talking about the colour in te reo Māori . The photographs encourage discussion of colours around us. Entry level Te Reo reader.. 56 running words
Ngā kararehe, Carolyn Collis
Oscar looks at some of the animals on the farm. This story provides opportunities for young readers to learn a simple sentence structure and nouns in te reo Māori. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Te karetao, Carolyn Collis
A puppet shows it can move in many ways. This book gives readers describing words for how we move. Vocabulary focus: movement. Entry level Te Reo reader. Kaiwhakamāori Piripi Walker
Kaute, Carolyn Collis
The knitted hens count groups of objects as they make their way back to their roost. This story encourages children to notice groups of similar objects in their environment and count in te reo Māori. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Kei taku māhunga, Carolyn Collis
A toy bear sees what animals have on their heads learning about a bull, pig, hens and a horse. Vocabulary focus: animals. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Kei te warea, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the bear teaches the days of the week in te reo Māori. He is busy each day with different activities that young children are familiar with. This story could be used to give young readers practise in ordering the days of the week. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Kei whea te kurī, Carolyn Collis
Patchwork Pup is hiding from Oscar the Bear. This story encourages young readers to describe the location of Pup relative to where the Bear is using te reo Māori. Entry level Te Reo reader.. 41 running words.
Ngā kiore, Carolyn Collis
The toy mice are searching for a plate of cheese. This story introduces how to describe location in te reo Māori. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Te Kirihimete o Oscar, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear is getting ready for Christmas. He makes a card, decorations and gifts. This book helps children describe Christmas events in te reo Māori. Entry level te reo Māori reader.
He kiwi, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear visits Kereru. This story would support art or science topics on Kereru in te reo Māori. There is a repeated sentence structure throughout the book to support new readers. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Ko Haki rāua ko Hiria, Carolyn Collis
This book is one of five traditional rhymes translated into te reo Māori in this series. The teddy bears tell the rhyme on a hill in a paddock. This book could be used as a resource when studying poetry and sequencing of events. 37 running words. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Ngā kōiwi mātātoka i Aotearoa, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear visits Department of Paleontology at GNS Science. Here he looks at fossil bones from New Zealand dinosaurs and marine reptiles. Each fossil bone is matched with an artist's impression of the creature. There is a repeated sentence structure throughout the book. Children will need support to read the dinosaur and sea creatures' names. Books in the series: Nga Tipu Matatoka i Aotearoa, Fossil Plants in New Zealand, Nga Ika Matatoka i Aotearoa (Fossil Sea Creatures in New Zealand) Early reading level. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Te kuhu kakahu, Carolyn Collis
The bears choose clothes of different patterns in Te Reo. This story has patterns used by several different cultures for clothing. It also provides opportunities to describe how a character looks. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Te mahi toi, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear is looking at different patterns in the countryside. This story gives young readers practice in labelling art materials in Te Reo. He chooses different art materials to copy each pattern. He then creates a collage from his patterns. This story could be used to support art projects that involve patterning and the skill of collage. Readers can look at how the selection art materials have different properties. Entry level Te Reo reader. Repeated sentence structure: Anei te/ngā.
Ngā mea tauaro, Carolyn Collis
Toy ladybirds find opposites in the garden. Vocabulary focus: describing opposites. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Mumutawa rapua he ahua maku, Carolyn Collis
This book supports young readers talking about the shapes in te reo Māori. The photographs encourage children to look for shapes in a garden. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Ngā rakau, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear visits native bush and sits in ten native New Zealand trees. This story would support art or science topics on native trees. Focus could be on different leaves, bark, berries and flowers. There is a repeated sentence structure throughout the book to support new readers. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Ngārara, Carolyn Collis
Oscar looks in his garden to see what is creeping and crawling. This story encourages an interest in the natural world while providing a starting point for using Te Reo. The repeated sentence structure support new learners. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Te rahi, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear sorts garden objects by size. This book provides the reader with vocabulary of describing size in Te Reo. The objects are from a garden. Vocabulary focus: ordering by size. Early reading in Te Reo level.
Roa, Carolyn Collis
The toys are taking turns to stand by a height chart to compare their heights in Te Reo. Oscar the Bear stands on boxes and the toys tell him that is not how tall he is. This story supports topics on measuring height. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Ngā tae, Carolyn Collis
Oscar looks at colours around him. This story encourages children to use te reo Māori to talk about colours around them. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Tahi rua herea aku hū, Carolyn Collis
This book is one of five traditional rhymes translated into te reo Māori in this series. Oscar the Bear and Ruby the rabbit tell this rhyme. An obliging real hen helps at the end of the book. This book could be used as a resource when studying poetry and sequencing of events. 38 running words. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Tākaro, Carolyn Collis
Oscar looks at some of the toys he plays with. This story teaches a simple sentence structure and nouns in te reo Māori. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Taku arawhata, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear is asked to go up his rope ladder to get objects stuck in a plum tree in te reo Māori. This story supports describing a sequence of events and problem solving. The topic of helping supports value studies. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Taku pākiri, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear is playing a 'Pahu, pohu, pahu' pattern on his drum. Animals in the countryside are coming close to listen to him. This story gives young readers practice in naming animals in te reo Māori. This story could be used as a music resource exploring patterns in music. There may be opportunities for children to do creative writing from the sound patterns. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Ngā tipu mātātoka i Aotearoa, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear visits Department of Paleontology at GNS Science. Here he looks at fossil plants from New Zealand written in Te Reo.
He tuatara, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear visits four tuatara cared for at Victoria University in Wellington. This book supports young readers asking about the body in te reo Māori. This story is a resource for artwork or creative writing. Repeated sentence structure: Tirohia ngā.......30 running words. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Tuitui, Carolyn Collis
This book supports young readers talking about the colours seen in each season of the year in te reo Māori. The photographs encourage discussion of what colours are chosen to be made into a patchwork scarf. "Let's sew a scarf' is a resource for the study of seasons. It could be used for artwork that is inspired by nature. Entry level Te Reo reader.. 41running words
He tuna, Carolyn Collis
Oscar the Bear visits eels. This story would support art or science topics on eels in te reo Māori. There is a repeated sentence structure throughout the book to support new readers. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Turuturu patapata, Carolyn Collis
This book supports young readers thinking about the journey of a raindrop going to the sea. Oscar the Bear is also going on a journey and is encouraged to be 'Strong and courageous for the Lord your God is always with you, 'written in te reo Māori. 29 running words.
Te wākena, Carolyn Collis
A trolley is made showing the sequence of construction and the tools used. This book gives vocabulary for some building tools. Vocabulary focus: construction. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Te whakapeke, Carolyn Collis
Rapeti is looking for Ruby Rabbit. This book supports young readers asking about where an object is in te reo Māori. The story is set in a field of daffodils. The story supports discussion about games and how we play them. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Whatu, Carolyn Collis
This book supports young readers talking about the colours seen in native plants in Te Reo. The photographs encourage discussion of what colours seen in the bush are chosen to be knitted into a scarf. This book could be used as a resource when studying native plants or the study of fibres. Entry reading level. Repeated sentence structure: Kimihia te.......25 running words. Entry level Te Reo reader.
Snowbound: a contemporary romance, Deborah Cooke
Olivia's plan to seduce Spencer just once before she leaves town becomes complicated when a blizzard strands them in his cabin-and Spencer tries to convince her to give their future a chance. His touch awakens her senses and his questions challenge her assumptions, but will that be enough to persuade her to believe in love?
Some guys have all the luck, Deborah Cooke
Cassie has everything she wants... Cassie Wilson's life is pretty much perfect, with a dream job, great partners--and the freedom to do whatever she wants whenever she wants. The last thing she wants is to go back to Montrose River, the town she couldn't wait to leave, and revisit the past. But when her oldest friend asks her to be a godmother, Cassie sees an opportunity to make a difference in Emily's life. Maybe teaching Emily to dream big will be her legacy. Besides, one weekend in the Midwest won't kill her. She'll be back in Manhattan so quickly that they won't have time to miss her at Flatiron Five. Reid knows what he wants... Reid Jackson is convinced that luck has to be made. Keeping his eyes open has been the secret to his success, along with a lot of hard work. He might have come from the wrong side of the tracks, and he might have a reputation of being bad to the bone, but he's built success after a major setback. When Cassie Wilson comes breezing back into town, Reid is ready to find out if she really is different from everyone else. Cassie is everything he imagined. She turns his expectations inside out--and shakes up his life. When Cassie decides she wants more than a fling, Reid knows he's not the man she wants him to be--can Cassie change his mind and convince him to hope for more?
Spring fever, Deborah Cooke
Reyna knows happily-ever-after isn't in her future... But after three years of solitude, Reyna is ready for a fling. She's learned her lesson with bad boys and long-term expectations, so her neighbour's visiting nephew is the perfect man to lead into temptation. But Kade has a gift for breaking her rules and ensuring Reyna doesn't regret it, which means one night becomes two... Kade believes in putting the past where it belongs. Kade was always waiting for the right woman, and one night with Reyna convinces him that he's found her. It's more than great sex and good conversation: Reyna's determination to shape her life inspires him to rebuild his own, and he knows they'll be a great team. All he has to do is convince her to take a chance on him and forever. When Reyna's past catches up to them both, will it destroy their new partnership before the future begins?
Patience, Lori Copeland
In the continuing story of mail-order brides in the successful Brides of the West series, Patience is abducted in a case of mistaken identity. But everything changes when she escapes her kidnapper and stumbles onto a gold mine. Can Patience make her fortune without losing her heart to Sheriff Jay Longer? Copeland's readers will delight in this rollicking story of romance and danger.
Ruth, Lori Copeland
The continuing story of mail-order brides in the successful Brides of the West series. Spunky, young Ruth Priggish is on the run from an 80-year-old suitor. Her only hope of eluding him is to seek help from an unwilling protector, U.S. Marshall Dylan McCall. Copeland's readers will delight in this rollicking story of romance and danger.
When love comes my way, Lori Copeland
"Michigan, 1873. As Tess Wakefield wakes from a frightening wagon accident, she discovers she has lost her memories. In her recovery, she loses her heart as well to handsome lumberjack Jake Lannigan. It's not a two-way street, though. Jake thinks he knows exactly who she is--the spoiled Wakefield Timber heir--but he believes the accident provides the means to show her that she has a responsibility to replant the trees and not to merely invest her inheritance opening another of her silly millinery shops. Then slowly he begins to fall in love with her.
Twice upon a time: 12th Doctor novelisation, Paul Cornell
War of the wolf, Bernard Cornwell
The eleventh novel of The Last Kingdom series finds Uhtred facing a formidable new enemy, and at the same time struggling with old loyalties. He might have regained Bebbanburg, but he is still forced into a vicious war to preserve Northumbria.
The dead ex, Jane Corry
Vicki's husband Daniel once promised to love her in sickness and in health. But after she was attacked and left suffering with epilepsy, he left her for his mistress. So when Vicki gets a call one day to say that he's missing, her first thought is 'good riddance'. But then the police find evidence suggesting that Daniel is dead. And they think Vicki had something to do with it. What really happened on the night of Daniel's disappearance? And how can Vicki prove her innocence, when she's not even sure of it herself?
Shelter of the most high, Connilyn Cossette
Captured by raiders in 1388 B.C., Sofea narrowly escapes slavery. Bargaining her way to a city of refuge in Israel, she finds herself in more danger. Can she find safety in this city of strangers, accept their God as hers, and be satisfied with His justice instead of her own?
A dish served cold, Diney Costeloe
When Pam Smith finally plucks up the courage to escape from her loveless and abusive marriage, she sets in train a course of events that will not only irrevocably change her life, but disrupt the lives of her ex-husband, shady antiques dealer, Roger, and his shrewish daughter, Karen. Terrified that Roger will try and find her and force her to come back, Pam takes refuge with an old school friend, taking care to leave no trail behind her. A stroke of good fortune decides Pam that she must disappear for good, vanish without a trace, but as she is to discover, that is not as easy as it sounds, especially when she's reported missing by a friend and the police become involved.
Miss Mary's daughter, Diney Costeloe
After her mother's death, twenty-year-old Sophie Ross is left orphaned, with only her erstwhile nursemaid and faithful friend, Hannah for company. Penniless and with little chance of an income, she looks for work as a governess in London to avoid destitution. But unbeknown to Sophie, her mother instructed Hannah to post a letter to Trescadinnick House in Cornwall upon her death. The letter will be the catalyst that changes Sophie's life forever as she learns of her mother's doomed romance and family she left behind in Cornwall. The Penvarrow family welcomes Sophie into their fold, but the new life she's built is threatened by secrets and lies that soon come to light.
Croczilla, Wyatt Crockett
In the great traditions of New Zealand prop forwards, Wyatt Crockett's stellar professional rugby career has been defined by steely determination and quiet achievement. Now, for the first time, the most capped Super Rugby player of all time is ready to tell the story of his remarkable rugby journey. Crockett lifts the lid on the laughs, the lows, the highs and the hilarity of his time at the top of the game. He charts his rise through the ranks of some of the nation's most famous teams and gives us an inside account of the people who shaped him, and the stories that defined him. If you thought props were all grunts and grimaces, prepare to have your perceptions called into question with this rib-tickling read. The man they call 'Croczilla' offers a monster of a story, from the frontline of the game.
Heartland, Neil Cross
How a lonely child came to fall in love with a monster. When he was five, Neil's mother walked out of the family home. Two years later she returned with a new man, Derek Cross. His new stepfather prided himself on being an exemplary parent, kind, patient, never too tired to read him stories. Neil loved him. Yet underneath lurked another Derek Cross – a monster: conman, adulterer, liar, racist and a cold-hearted manipulator.
Wedderburn: a true tale of blood and dust, Maryrose Cuskelly
The story of a grisly triple murder in Central Victoria in October 2014 - contemporary Australian true crime at its best.
Colin's quest, Shirleen Davies
When Colin MacLaren headed west on a wagon train, he hoped to find adventure and perhaps a little danger in untamed California. He never expected to meet the girl he would love forever. He also never expected her to be the daughter of his family's age-old enemy, but Sarah was a MacGregor and the anger he anticipated soon became a reality. Her father would not be swayed, vehemently refusing to allow marriage to a MacLaren. Time Has No Effect...Forced apart for five years, Sarah never forgot Colin--nor did she give up on his promise to come for her. Carrying the brooch he gave her as proof of their secret betrothal, she scans the trail from California, waiting for Colin to claim her. Unfortunately, her father has other plans. And Enemies Hold No Power. Nothing can stop Colin from locating Sarah. Not outlaws, runaways, or miles of difficult trails. However, reuniting is only the beginning. Together they must find the courage to fight the men who would keep them apart--and conquer the challenge of uniting two independent hearts.
Courage Canyon, Shirleen Davies
Dirk Masters, ex-Union Cavalry Captain, travelled hundreds of miles to put his past behind him. Finding Splendor and getting a job at Redemption's Edge seems the perfect opportunity to start over. His new life is predictable and peaceful…until a feisty young woman creates chaos in his orderly existence. Rosemary Thayer has overcome more than one obstacle to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse. After a rough start, the people of Redemption's Edge have accepted her into their family–all except the rude and arrogant foreman who seems to enjoy making her life miserable. Soon, she'll have earned enough to leave the ranch for a place of her own. But trouble continues to plague Rosemary. The unwelcome news of an escaped convict threatens to stall her plans of an independent life. After months of anticipating her departure, Dirk is given an assignment he doesn't want, but can't turn down. Guard Rosemary from not one, but two possible threats. Could his life get any more complicated? The last person she wants disrupting her future is now a part of it–every day, morning and night. Not only is the escaped convict certain to come calling, another danger is inching its way toward Splendor, threatening young women, and no one can identify the attacker. Worse, Dirk is fighting not only the threats but his own internal desire. They're oil and water, meant to be as far apart as the Pacific from the Atlantic. So why does he crave her touch, and seek any excuse to get close?
Forsaken falls, Shirleen Davies
Wyatt Jackson has lost everything. Successful in his role as a soldier, he can no longer find a home in the region he fought so hard to save. Sick and on the edge of starvation, he journeys west, searching for the one man who might help him. A deputy in Splendor, Montana. Nora Evans has never found a place to call home. The illegitimate outcast of a wealthy New York family, her father sends her west to a step-brother who has no knowledge of her existence. Considering herself a spinster at twenty-nine, she focuses on building a new life, believing love and marriage hold no place in her future.
Quinn's honor, Shirleen Davies
Quinn MacLaren has one true love...Circle M, the family ranch. He makes it a habit of working hard and playing harder, spending time with experienced women who know he wants nothing more than their company. He buries the love he feels for one woman deep inside, knowing he'll never be the man she needs. Emma Pearce is a true ranch woman, working long hours to help keep the family ranch thriving. Feisty, funny, and reliable, she's the girl all the single young men want--after they've sown their wild oats. Few know Emma has her heart set on one man. A man who may never grow up enough to walk away from his wild ways and settle down. When tragedy strikes, Quinn's right where he doesn't want to be--as temporary foreman of the Pearce ranch. Stepping in to fill Big Jim Pearce's shoes isn't easy. Neither is keeping his feelings for Emma hidden and his hands to himself.
Rogue Rapids, Shirleen Davies
A painful betrayal and a past he chooses to forget. The dream of love and a future she desperately desires. Adam "Mack" Mackey vowed to never return to the family who betrayed him. Needing to forget and start over, the ex-Union officer accepted a deputy job in the Montana Territory. The new start offered satisfaction, purpose, and much needed peace. His nights with the women in Splendor saloons provided companionship. He required nothing else–including love, a notion he firmly rejected. At least that was what he thought until his gaze landed on a newly arrived mail order bride. Sylvia Lucero escaped an arranged marriage certain to add to her family's riches while committing her to a lifetime devoid of love.
Sam's legacy, Shirleen Davies
Samuel Covington, ex-Pinkerton agent and deputy in the frontier town of Conviction, has come a long way from his upbringing in Baltimore. His job, and a particular woman, occupy his time and thoughts. His future is assured--until a message from home tears it all apart. Jinny MacLaren loves the ranch, her family, and one particular deputy. Even though Sam's never said the words, she's certain of his feelings, envisioning a future as his wife--until the day he announces he's leaving without a promise to return. His future no longer belongs to him. Sam never anticipated the news awaiting him, or the consequences of a past he'd left far behind. Shoving painful thoughts of Sam aside, Jinny focuses on a life without him, allowing a friendship to grow with someone else. He's handsome, smart, and caring, yet in Jinny's heart, he'll never be Sam. As both face an uncertain future without the other, neither anticipates the dangers stalking them. Protecting what's his is Sam's calling. Reclaiming what he left behind may prove to be the biggest challenge of his life.
Solitude Gorge, Shirleen Davies
Travis Dixon carved out a life in the rugged Montana territory, far away from the memories of a past defined by the Civil War and personal tragedy. Training wild horses fills his days, while bunkhouse chatter completes his nights. An unlikely friendship with a beautiful widow provides the only female companionship he's had since the heart-breaking death of his wife and daughter. Isabella Boucher, a wealthy East Coast widow, is content working as a nanny to a prominent ranching family. She's developed friendships she can depend upon and a special bond with a man fighting his broken past. A man she loves, but who is unable to return her affection.
Out of play, Nyrae Dawn
Although hockey player Penny Jones has had many scholarship offers, she prefers to stay home in Alaska where she can keep an eye on her grandfather and the new tenant with a drug problem who lives next door.
Spacecraft: 100 iconic rockets, shuttles, and satellites that put us into space, Giuseppe De Chiara
In 1957, the world looked on with both uncertainty and amazement as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first man-made orbiter. Sputnik 1 would spend three months circling Earth every 98 minutes and covering 71 million miles in the process. The world's space programmes have travelled far (literally and figuratively) since then, and the spacecraft they have developed and deployed represent almost unthinkable advances for such a relatively short period. This ambitiously illustrated aerospace history profiles and depicts spacecraft from Sputnik 1 through the International Space Station, and everything in between, including concepts that have yet to actually venture outside the Earth's atmosphere.
Either side of midnight, Tori De Clare
When nineteen-year-old Naomi Stone is snatched from her husband at knifepoint on the night of their wedding and taken to a deserted cemetery, she knows her life is finished. Drugged and disorientated, she loses consciousness as she lies in an open grave with a gun to her head. But the following day, she mysteriously awakes to find herself unharmed and secured to a bed. She's in a beautiful bedroom in a secluded cottage in open countryside. Only one person knows she's there – the man in the balaclava who's holding her, feeding her, revealing nothing. Naomi senses the unfolding of a plan. She should be on honeymoon in the Caribbean. Instead, she's trapped with an emotionless psycho with no hope of escape . . . And his voice is chillingly familiar. Who is he? What does he want? What's happened to her husband? Where is she? Will anyone find her before it's too late?
All my tomorrows, Ellie Dean
In defending herself against her brutal husband, eighteen-year-old Ruby Clark is forced to flee London. She has no idea where Cliffehaven is, or what she will find there, but she knows that she will never be able to return home again. At first it seems she's fallen on her feet. She gets a job at the local armaments factory, and the couple she is billeted with are kind and supportive. But when her host makes advances, Ruby is left homeless once more. Until Peggy Reilly welcomes her into the warmth of Beach View boarding house and Ruby dares to hope for a brighter future.
Rise of the mystics, Ted Dekker
Humanity is days from falling into darkness forever and only one girl can bring it back from the brink. But first she must find the Five Seals of Truth, a quest she was born to undertake, or die trying.
The lady tree, Christie Dickason
A magnificent novel that vividly evokes the atmosphere of a seventeenth century English country estate, and the seething intrigue of Rembrandt's Amsterdam where the population is in the grip of a fever of tulip trading. It is the Summer of 1636. In England botanist John Nightingale hides from his dangerous past at Hawkridge House, deep in the tranquillity of the countryside. In Holland, the population is gripped by a fever of speculation. Fortunes are gambled on the commodity markets, trading in spices, grain and even rare tulips. Blackmailed into leaving Hawkridge to join an elaborate money-making scheme in Amsterdam, a city of frenzied greed and luxury, haunted by the ever-nearer demons of his past, and falling in love with two very different women, John Nightingale must learn quickly the ways of the world.
The noble assassin, Christie Dickason
Court beauty, Lucy Russell, Countess of Bedford, feels frustrated by life with her weak husband. Poverty stricken, they are confined to their country estate and excluded from court life in London after he disastrously allies himself against Elizabeth I. Now, some years later, James I is seated on the English throne. His daughter, Elizabeth Stuart, former confidant of Lucy, has married the King of Bohemia. The precarious political situation in Europe is fraught, setting father against daughter. When Elizabeth and her husband are deposed, exiled and forced on the run, James is in no mood to come to his daughter's aid. Hearing of Elizabeth's predicament, Lucy sees an opportunity to re-establish the Bedford name and offers herself as a peace envoy between the two parties. Setting out on a daring mission across the channel, Lucy discovers she is being manipulated by unscrupulous men, not least the calculating and darkly handsome Duke of Buckingham. Can Lucy tread this most dangerous path, or by risking everything, will she pay the ultimate price?
Living on Hope Street., Demet Divaroren
A young adult novel that shines a light on contemporary society. With unforgettable characters, this heartfelt novel explores cross-cultural friendships, difficult family relationships, racism and redemption.
A box of butterflies: reminders of the blessings that surround us, Roma Downey
Roma Downey, best known as the beloved angel on the TV show Touched by an Angel, has created a beautiful book filled with encouragement and hope, assuring us of God's comforting presence in our lives. Ever since she was a little girl, Roma has seen butterflies as a reminder of God's presence. They have appeared to her in moments when she needed encouragement and reminded her she is not alone. In this deeply personal book, Roma shares stories from her life, alongside quotes, poems, scripture, and artwork that she prays will uplift you as they have her.
In the stormy red sky, David Drake
The war between the Republic of Cinnabar and the tyrannical Alliance still rages on. Now in command of a heavy cruiser, Daniel Leary and Adele Mundy have been sent to a remote star system on a diplomatic mission, with a scheming senator in tow. But when Cinnabar faces a crushing defeat - and Leary and Mundy come face to face with a brutal warlord and an aristocratic slave trader - the time for diplomacy is over. Up against impenetrable strongholds, deluded boy-kings and the brutal Alliance, Leary and Mundy face their toughest challenge yet. And, when Leary is injured, Adele must face it alone.
Some golden harbor, David Drake
The tyrannical Alliance continues its war against the Republic of Cinnabar, and Daniel Leary, newly promoted to Commander, and his crew have a new mission: Stop Dunbar's World from falling to an invasion by the planet Pellegrino. Nataniel Arruns, son of the dictator of Pellegrino, has landed with a large contingent, intending to set himself up as the ruling warlord, with the planet's population becoming workers-serfs-of the Pellegrinian overlords. And Dunbar's world has no more than their local police force to oppose him.
Though hell should bar the way, David Drake
Roy Olfetrie planned to be an officer in the Republic of Cinnabar but when his father was unmasked as a white-collar criminal he had to take whatever was offered. What is offered is a chance to accompany Captain Daniel Leary and Lady Adele Mundy as they go off to start a war that will put Roy at the sharp end. Duty snatches Roy from the harem of a pirate chief to a world of monsters, from interstellar reaches in a half-wrecked starship to assassination attempts at posh houses. The action doesn't slow and nor can Roy. Captain Leary himself has given Roy a chance and he is determined to make the most of it.
What distant deeps, David Drake
The jackals are moving in! The barbarians of the outer reaches intend to play both Cinnabar and Cinnabar's sworn enemy, the totalitarian Alliance, against each other and bring both empires down like an enormous house of cards. The barbarian pirates have commandeered and hot-rodded starships that can outmanoeuvre even Captain Leary's trusty RCN corvette. But speed and tech don't count for everything. The Princess Cecile has the incomparable Daniel Leary and his trusted aide and friend Adele Mundy in command. Faced with such grit, bravery and intelligent misdirection the pirates might find they've bitten off more than they can chew.
When the tide rises, David Drake
When the Republic of Cinnabar doesn't have enough battleships to deal with all the crises in its war with the Alliance, it sends the next best thing: Commander Daniel Leary and his friend, the spy Adele Mundy. This time they're off to help the Bagarian cluster in its rebellion against the Alliance, but they'll quickly find that the worst threats to the rebels are the treacherous politicians. Leary and Mundy use electronic espionage, sub-machine guns, and shipkilling missiles to outwit political rivals, put down mutiny, and capture an Alliance fortress. When all else fails, they'll strike for the heart of the Alliance--and then throw their tiny corvette into a major fleet action.
Create space: how to manage time and find focus, productivity and success, Derek Draper
We're used to feeling stressed, rushed and overwhelmed. At work and at home there are endless calls on our attention and time. We're constantly playing catch-up. But if we want to perform optimally, and reach our full potential, we must learn to pause and create space in even the busiest day. Informed by over a decade of hands-on experience at the most senior levels of business, this book shows how to push back against the tide and create space in your life to think, relate and act on a deeper level.
Nanny Mihi and the bellbird, Melanie Drewery
Every school holidays the kids go and stay with their nanny in her house by the sea. One morning (for some reason) Nanny Mihi gets the kids up early and they sit on the porch whistling a song until the sun comes up. Then they find out why - a bellbird appears and joins in the song. Whenever they come to stay after that, the bellbird is there to whistle the kids' song. But in spring, there is no bellbird! What has happened? Nanny Mihi and the Bellbird is a charming story about love for family and nature, released for school holidays - a special time for kids and grandparents (and for parents as well). Nanny Mihi is back!
The Sunday girl, Pip Drysdale
Some love affairs change you forever. Someone comes into your orbit and swivels you on your axis, like the wind working on a rooftop weather vane. And when they leave, as the wind always does, you are different; you have a new direction. And it's not always north.' Any woman who's ever been involved with a bad, bad man and been dumped will understand what it feels like to be broken, broken-hearted and bent on revenge. Taylor Bishop is hurt, angry and wants to destroy Angus Hollingsworth in the way he destroyed her: 'Insidiously. Irreparably. Like a puzzle he'd slowly dissembled ... stolen a couple of pieces from, and then discarded, knowing that nobody would ever be able to put it back together ever again.' So Taylor consults The Art of War and makes a plan.
2019 guide to the night sky, southern hemisphere: a month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Storm Dunlop
A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January-December 2019. This practical guide is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers. Now includes a section on comets and a map of the moon. Diagrams drawn for the latitude of southern Australia, but including events visible from New Zealand and South Africa. Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion. Content includes: Advice on where to start looking - Easy-to-use star maps for each month with descriptions of what to see - Positions of the moon and visible planets - Details of objects and events you might see in 2019 - Diagrams of notable events visible from Australia, and some for New Zealand and South Africa.
Before tomorrow, Pintip Dunn
In a world where all seventeen-year-olds receive a memory from their future selves, Logan Russell's vision is exactly as he expects--and exactly not. He sees himself achieving his greatest wish of becoming a gold-star swimmer, but strangely enough, the vision also shows him locking eyes with a girl from his past, Callie Stone, and experiencing an overwhelming sense of love and belonging.
Seize today, Pintip Dunn
Seventeen-year-old Olivia Dresden can literally see the path to goodness in each person. Her precognition means that different versions of people's futures flicker before her eyes. Forced into isolation, she can only watch as her mother, Chairwoman Dresden, chooses the dark, destructive course every time. Yet she remains fiercely loyal to the woman her mother could be until the full extent of her mother's gruesome plan is revealed. Olivia must find the courage to live in the present--and stop her mother before she destroys the world.
Should I stay or should I go?: surviving a relationship with a narcissist, Ramani Durvasula
How do you know if you are in a relationship with a narcissist and what can you do about it? Narcissism is a modern epidemic and it's spreading rapidly. Narcissists tend to be pretty on the outside, but empty on the inside. While they are often successful, they are also controlling, manipulative, entitled, vain, and they have no empathy. If your significant other can be charismatic and charming one moment and leave you feeling disappointed, unsettled, and doubting yourself the next, you may be involved with a narcissist. This dangerous relationship can slowly ruin your sense of well-being and ultimately your psychological health.
The light within me, Ainsley Earhardt
In this moving memoir, Ainsley Earhardt reminisces about growing up with a father who loved his children unconditionally-a cherished model of parenthood she has adopted with her own daughter-how her Christian faith has shaped her life, and the dynamic journalism career that has made her a trusted household name.
The Dungeon House, Martin Edwards
Twenty years ago, Malcolm Whiteley discovers his attractive wife Lysette is having an affair. The Whiteleys are wealthy, and live with their 16-year-old daughter Amber in the magnificent Dungeon House, overlooking Cumbria's remote western coast. But Malcolm is under financial and emotional pressure, and he begins to disintegrate psychologically, suspecting the men in their circle of being Lysette's lover. When Lysette tells Malcolm their marriage is over, he snaps, and takes out the old Winchester rifle he has been hiding from Lysette. Back to the present day, and Hannah Scarlett's cold case team are looking into the three-year-old mystery of the disappearance of Lily Elstone, whose father was Malcolm Whiteley's accountant. Their investigation coincides with the disappearance of another teenage girl, Shona Whiteley, daughter of Malcolm's nephew Nigel.
Gallows Court, Martin Edwards
London, 1930. A headless corpse; an apparent suicide in a locked room; a man burned alive during an illusionist's show in front of thousands of people. Scotland Yard is baffled by the sequence of ghastly murders unfolding across the city and at the centre of it all is mysterious heiress Rachel Savernake. Daughter of a grand judge, Rachel is as glamorous as she is elusive. Jacob Flint, a tenacious young journalist eager to cover the gruesome crimes, is drawn into Rachel's glittering world of wealth and power. But as the body count continues to rise, Jacob is convinced Rachel is harbouring a dark secret and he soon becomes part of a dangerous game that could leave him dancing at the end of the hangman's rope if he pursues the truth.
How Jesus became God: the exaltation of a Jewish preacher from Galilee, Bart D Ehrman
In a book that took eight years to research and write, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Ehrman explores how an apocalyptic prophet from the backwaters of rural Galilee crucified for crimes against the state came to be thought of as equal with the one God Almighty Creator of all things. Ehrman sketches Jesus's transformation from a human prophet to the Son of God exalted to divine status at his resurrection. Only when some of Jesus's followers had visions of him after his death--alive again--did anyone come to think that he, the prophet from Galilee, had become God. And what they meant by that was not at all what people mean today. As a historian--not a believer--Ehrman answers the questions: How did this transformation of Jesus occur? How did he move from being a Jewish prophet to being God?
Día de los Muertos, Hannah Eliot
Introduces Día de los Muertos, describing the food, decorations, and activities of the holiday.
Diwali, Hannah Eliot
Introduces the Hindu holiday, discussing the ways in which it is celebrated and why it is important.
How do you say I love you?, Hannah Eliot
Learn how to say I love you in ten different languages.
Ramadan, Hannah Eliot
Introduces the Muslim holiday, discussing the ways in which it is celebrated and why it is important.
Past mortem, Ben Elton
With old friends like these, who needs enemies? It's a question short, mild mannered detective Edward Newson is forced to ask himself having in romantic desperation logged on to the Friends Reunited website searching for the girlfriends of his youth. Newson is not the only member of the Class of '88 who has been raking over the ashes of the past. As his old class begins to reassemble in cyberspace, the years slip away and old feuds and passions burn hot once more. Meanwhile, back in the present, Newson's life is no less complicated. He is secretly in love with Natasha, his lovely but very attached sergeant, while comprehensively failing to solve a series of baffling and peculiarly gruesome murders. A school reunion is planned and as history begins to repeat itself, the past crashes headlong into the present. Neither will ever be the same again.
Aroused: the history of hormones and how they control just about everything, Randi Hutter Epstein
Armed with a healthy dose of wit and curiosity, medical journalist Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey through the unusual history of these potent chemicals from a basement filled with jarred nineteenth-century brains to a twenty-first-century hormone clinic in Los Angeles. Brimming with fascinating anecdotes, illuminating new medical research, and humorous details, Aroused introduces the leading scientists who made life-changing discoveries about the hormone imbalances that ail us, as well as the charlatans who used those discoveries to peddle false remedies.
Peak: secrets from the new science of expertise, K Anders Ericsson
Most athletes are not born with any natural advantage. Three world-class chess players were sisters, whose success was planned by their parents before they were even born. Anders Ericsson has spent thirty years studying The Special Ones, the geniuses, sports stars and musical prodigies. And his remarkable finding, revealed in Peak prove that potential is what you make it.
Invitation to ruin, Bronwen Evans
The only thing Miss Melissa Goodly has ever wanted out of a marriage is love. But any hope of that dissolves one wild night, when she loses herself in the arms of the most irresistible--and unobtainable--man in all of England. For when they are discovered in a position as compromising as it is pleasurable, she has no choice but to accept his proposal. Avowed bachelor Anthony Craven, Earl of Wickham, never meant to seduce an innocent like Melissa. Yet now that the damage is done, it does seem like she'd make a very convenient wife. After all, she is so naive he won't have to worry about ever being tempted. Or so he thinks, until the vows are spoken and they are left alone--and his new bride reveals a streak just as brazen and unrestrained as his own.
Old baggage, Lissa Evans
It is 1928 and Matilda Simpkin, now in her late fifties, rooting through the boot cupboard, finds a small club in an old pair of galoshes. Giving it a thoughtful twirl she is finally struck by an idea. Mattie is a woman with a thrilling past and a chafingly uneventful present. During the Women's Suffrage Campaign, she marched, she sang and she heckled Winston Churchill. She was gaoled nine times. But she is still searching for a fresh mould into which she can pour her energies. Nothing since then has had the same depth, the same level of excitement. After all, what do you do next after you've changed the world?
Francis Plug: writer In residence, Paul Ewen
Francis Plug is back. The lovable misfit is now adjusting to life as a newly published author. Interviews and publicity are coming his way, not to mention considerable acclaim. But Francis can't understand why people think he was writing fiction. He also has plenty of other problems - and very little money. Fortunately, he's handed a lifeline when he lands a job as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Greenwich. Unfortunately, this involves interacting with more new people, which isn't exactly Francis's strong suit. Try as he might, the staff and students at the university seem to have great difficulty knowing what to make of Francis. (Not to mention the trouble that he has making sense of himself...). Oh - and now he also needs to hook in some big-name authors for the Greenwich Book Festival, and has to write his own campus novel.
The actresses, Barbara Ewing
They all met again at the Drama School Reunion: the Hollywood celebrity, the out-of-work soap star, the understudy, the Shakespearian hero. Thirty-six years ago, they dreamed of the great parts awaiting them. What they did not know was that the parts would soon dry up, for the actresses. Because they had stopped being young. But: once an actress, always an actress and on this hot, summer's day it becomes clear that age does not wipe out ambition. Or desire. Or memory. Or love. So when the Reunion culminates in an accusation of rape that dominates every newspaper in the country, the past - sweet, cruel, tragic - comes flooding back, and the actresses become the stars of the story. Perceptive, shocking, gripping and wise, this could only have been written by somebody who has been there.
Perish the day, John Farrow
A co-ed is found murdered on campus, her body scarcely touched. The killer paid meticulous attention to the aesthetics of his crime. Coincidentally (or not), a college custodian is also found dead. While an epic rainstorm assails the Holyoake, New Hampshire campus, overflowing rivers and taking down power lines, a third crime scene is revealed: a professor, formerly a spy, has been shot dead in his home. A mysterious note is found that warned him to run. Each victim is connected to the Dowbiggin School of International Relations, yet none seems connected to the other. The dead student was a close friend of Sergeant-Detective Emile Cinq-Mars's niece, so he puts his nose in; when internecine battles between police departments create a rift, he covertly slips into the crevice so he can be involved in the investigation. Coming up against campus secrets, Emile Cinq-Mars must uncover the links between disparate groups quickly before the next victim is selected for an elaborate initiation into murder.
Seven days dead, John Farrow
In Seven Days Dead, a woman races in a small boat through a torrential sea storm to Grand Manan island, located off the coast of Maine. She is determined to reach her dying father's bedside. Meanwhile, detective Cinq-Mars is enjoying vacation with his wife on the island until he's caught up in the investigation of a murder. Long-held secrets start to emerge, and Cinq-Mars begins to wonder if the two deaths are related.
War on peace: the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence, Ronan Farrow
A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership. US foreign policy is undergoing a dire transformation, forever changing America's place in the world. Institutions of diplomacy and development are bleeding out after deep budget cuts; the diplomats who make America's deals and protect democratic interests around the world are walking out in droves. Offices across the State Department sit empty, while abroad the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers.
The oyster thief, Sonia Faruqi
Coralline is a mermaid who is engaged to the merman of her dreams. But when an oil spill wreaks havoc on her idyllic village life, her little brother falls gravely ill. Desperate to save him, she embarks on a quest to find a legendary elixir made of starlight. Izar, a human man, is on the cusp of an invention that will enable him to mine the depths of the ocean. His discovery will soon make him the richest man on earth--while threatening merpeople with extinction. But then, suddenly, Izar finds himself transformed into a merman and caught in a web of betrayal and intrigue. Meeting Coralline in the ocean, he decides to join her on her quest for the elixir, hoping it will turn him human again. The quest pushes Coralline and Izar together, even though their worlds are at odds. Their pasts threaten to tear them apart, while a growing attraction adds to the danger. Ultimately, each of them faces an impossible choice. Should Coralline leave her fiancé for a man who might betray her? And Izar has a dark secret of his own--one that could cause him to lose Coralline forever.
A lady's escape, A S Fenichel
The perfect match may be closer than they imagine . . . Despite her disastrous London debut, Millicent Edgebrook has proven skilled at securing matches--for every young lady but herself. Resigned to spinsterhood, and eager to gain independence from her lovable but eccentric uncle, Millie joins the Everton Domestic Society. Her first assignment: find a bride for Preston Knowles, Duke of Middleton. How difficult can it be to secure a match for a handsome, eligible aristocrat? As difficult, it seems, as resisting her own attraction to the duke... Preston has promised himself not to be ruined by love.
The secrets of ivy garden, Catherine Ferguson
When Holly breaks up with her boyfriend Dean, she's at a loss as to what to do next. But things go from bad to worse when her beloved grandmother Ivy dies - and Holly is left in charge of sorting out Ivy's house and garden. As she sorts through her grandmother's belongings and makes her way through the wilderness outside, Holly soon finds that there is more to Ivy than meets the eye, and uncovers a surprising family secret that changes everything... This is a heart-warming and hilarious story from Catherine Ferguson about starting over, learning to garden and most of all learning to love.
The charmed life of Alex Moore, Molly Flatt
How would you feel if everything in your life suddenly started to go . . . right? Six months ago, Alex Moore was stuck in a dead-end job, failing to unleash one grand plan after another. Then, seemingly overnight, she launched her dream start-up and became one of London's fastest rising tech stars. At thirty, her life has just begun. But Alex's transformation isn't easy for those around her. Her friends are struggling to accept her sudden success, her parents are worried that she's running on empty and her fiancé is getting cold feet. Then weird things start to happen. Muggings, stalkers and even a claim that she murdered a stranger. But when Alex visits the Orkney Islands to recharge, weird turns into WTF. Because there she discovers the world's oldest secret - and it's a secret that Alex's stratospheric rise has royally messed up.Full of heart and humour, Molly Flatt's The Charmed Life of Alex Moore is one woman's adventure - with a most unexpected twist
Highlander's magical love, Donna Fletcher
Late 1200's Scotland. "Infinite love is rare. Few, if any find it, and fate enjoys testing it." ~ Old Mary, seer. Neither Cree nor Dawn understood the depth of her premonition for them. It's All Hallows Eve and Fate has something special planned for Cree and Dawn, a twist that will test their love - or possibly destroy it for eternity. 2018 Scotland. 800 years have passed, but it's All Hallows Eve again and the Carrick Foundation, founded by Lord Cree's family, is hosting their annual charity fundraiser.
Executive power, Vince Flynn
Mitch Rapp's cover has been blown. After leading a team of commandos deep into Iraq to prevent Saddam Hussein from joining the nuclear arms race, he was publicly hailed by the president as the single most important person in the fight against terrorism. But after years of working covertly behind the scenes, Rapp now lives in the glare of the public spotlight, lauded by the nation and an easy target for virtually every terrorist from Jakarta to London. As special advisor on counterterrorism to CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy, Rapp is ready to fight the war on terrorism from CIA headquarters rather than the front line. That is, until a platoon of Navy SEALs, sent to the Philippines to save an American family kidnapped by radical Islamic terrorists, is caught in a deadly ambush.
Term limits; Transfer of power; The third option., Vince Flynn
Term limits: In one bloody night, three of Washington's most powerful politicians are executed with surgical precision. Their assassins then deliver a shocking ultimatum: set aside partisan politics and restore power to the people. A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals the killers are elite military commandos. Only Michael O'Rourke, a former U.S. Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence: a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country's future. Transfer of power: On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered as terrorists gain control of the executive mansion, slaughtering dozens of people, taking hundreds hostage, and threatening the life of the president. One man is sent in to take control of the crisis. Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, makes a chilling discovery that could rock Washington to its core: someone within his own government wants his rescue attempt to fail. The third option: CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp falls prey to government forces with an agenda of their own after Dr. Irene Kennedy is named the successor to dying CIA Director Thomas Stansfield -- a choice that enrages many inside the world's most powerful intelligence agency. Her detractors will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins, which makes Rapp an expendable asset. But Mitch Rapp is no one's pawn, and he will stop at nothing to find out who has set him up.
Duke of storm, Gaelen Foley
London, 1817. Rugged, roguish Major Connor Forbes has just received the surprise of a lifetime. After returning from the front lines of the Napoleonic Wars, the Irish-born warrior has just learned he's the heir to an English dukedom. The only problem? The last three Dukes of Amberley all died under very mysterious circumstances, and before long, Connor is convinced that someone is trying to kill him. As he attempts to survive his new title and navigate life in the London aristocracy, he knows he needs the guidance of a high-society insider, but whom could he possibly trust?
Boys will be boys: an exploration of power, patriarchy and the toxic bonds of mateship, Clementine Ford
Drink less in 7 days, Georgia Foster
Increased alcohol consumption in society today is rarely out of the news. But it seems that most therapies and therapists offer an all-or-nothing solution - give up completely or give in to the drink. However, for those of us who would like to reduce our intake without giving up completely, clinical hypnotherapist Georgia Foster offers a middle way - and even better, it takes just seven days! Georgia is a world-leading therapist, specializing in over-drinking behavior (as well as anxiety and self-esteem and other issues). Her drink less courses have a high success rate (95% of attendees report reduced alcohol consumption) and here she shares the secrets of this success. Georgia uses short questionnaires and tick boxes to help the reader establish how they currently relate to alcohol and then gives simple, practical steps to help the reader take back control of their drinking.
Kidnapped: the tragic life of J. Paul Getty III, Charles Fox
Paul ("Little Paul") Getty III, the grandson of Getty Oil founder J. Paul Getty, may have been cursed by money and privilege from the moment he was born. Falling in with the wrong people and practically abandoned by his famous family, Getty was a child of his international jet set era, moving from Marrakesh to Rome, nightclubs to well-appointed drug dens. His high-profile kidnapping defined the decade--and was permanently memorable for the ear that was mailed to his mother as evidence of the kidnappers' intentions.
The witch of Willow Hall, Hester Fox
Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well. New Oldbury, 1821In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters--Catherine, Lydia and Emeline--flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall. The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, a remnant of a dark history that calls to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline. All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall's secrets will rise, in the end.
For whom the bread rolls, Sarah Fox
Pancake house owner Marley McKinney is tangling with a salty troublemaker . . . and a ravenous killer. Bonus content: includes original recipes inspired by the Flip Side Pancake House menu! Tourist season's in full swing in the small seaside town of Wildwood Cove, and Marley McKinney couldn't be happier. Since taking over the Flip Side restaurant, she's made a few close friends, adopted a cat named Flapjack, and started dating her childhood crush. The only cloud on the horizon is local nuisance Ida Winkler, who blames Marley for landing her nephew in prison. Trying to get a rise out of Marley, Ida's been making crank calls and even vandalizing the pancake house. The police can't do much about the pranks, so Marley sets out to bury the hatchet once and for all. But someone's beat her to it--in the most shocking way possible. After stumbling across Ida's dead body, Marley's suddenly the number-one suspect in her murder. Clearing her good name is going to be a tall order, but Marley's not about to let Ida keep ruining her life--especially from beyond the grave.
Yeast of Eden, Sarah Fox
It's up to Marley McKinney to discover the waffle truth behind a rival's murder . . . Winter has come to Wildwood Cove, and riding in on the chill is Wally Fowler. Although he's been away for years, establishing his reputation as the self-proclaimed Waffle King, the wealthy blowhard has returned to the coastal community to make money, not friends--by pitting his hot and trendy Waffle Kingdom against Marley McKinney's cozy pancake house, The Flip Side. Wally doesn't see anything wrong in a little healthy competition, until he's murdered in his own state-of-the art kitchen. Marley isn't surprised when the authorities sniff around The Flip Side for a motive, but it's her best friend Lisa who gets grilled, given her sticky history with the victim. When a second murder rocks the town, it makes it harder than ever for Marley to clear Lisa's name. Marley's afraid that she's next in line to die--and the way things are looking, the odds of surviving her investigation could be stacked against her. Includes pancake recipes right from The Flip Side menu!
Trump on the couch: inside the mind of the president, Justin A Frank
No president in the history of the United States has inspired more alarm and confusion than Donald Trump. As questions and concerns about his decisions, behaviour, and qualifications for office have multiplied, they point to one primary question: Does he pose a genuine threat to our country? The American Psychiatric Association's Goldwater Rule constrains psychiatrists from offering diagnoses on public figures who are not patients and who have not endorsed such statements. But in Trump on the Couch Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Justin A Frank invokes the moral responsibility that compels him to speak out and present a full portrait of a man who presents us with a clear and present danger... With our country itself at stake, Dr. Frank calls attention to the underlying narcissism, misogyny, deception, and racism that drive the President who endangers it. A penetrating examination of how we as a nation got here and, more important, where we are going, Trump on the Couch sounds a call to action that we cannot ignore.
The Atlantropa articles: a novel, Cody Franklin
In an alternate timeline, World War II never takes place. Instead, a plan is put into effect by Hitler and the Nazi party to drain the Mediterranean Sea. They promise fertile land, millions of jobs and endless energy. New land to be settled. Living space for a crowded continent. All of Europe came together and signed a treaty to realise this new world. It was called 'The Atlantropa Articles' Nazism Survives in A New Europe: by promising to bring endless energy through hydro-electricity and employing millions to build the dams, fascism only cements itself as a mainstream ideology. The Atlantropa Articles is an astounding science fiction, alternate history tale that will thrill and transport readers with its detailed world and startling intimacy.
America for beginners, Leah Franqui
Pival Sengupta has done something she never expected: she has booked a trip with the First Class India USA Destination Vacation Tour Company. But unlike other upper-class Indians on a foreign holiday, the recently widowed Pival is not interested in sightseeing. She is traveling thousands of miles from Kolkota to New York on a cross-country journey to California, where she hopes to uncover the truth about her beloved son, Rahi. A year ago Rahi devastated his very traditional parents when he told them he was gay. Then, Pival's husband, Ram, told her that their son had died suddenly; heart-breaking news she still refuses to accept. Now, with Ram gone, she is going to America to find Rahi, alive and whole or dead and gone, and come to terms with her own life.
All a heart needs, Barbara Freethy
Sean Callaway is the black sheep of the Callaway clan, the sibling who refused to follow in the family tradition of firefighting. Instead, he lives his life in music. On the outside, he's a free-spirited rock star, but on the inside, Sean is haunted by the death of a childhood friend, a tragedy no one knows he witnessed. He's kept the secret for twenty years. But nothing stays hidden forever-- Jessica Schilling, a young widow, moved to San Francisco to reunite her six-year-old stepson with his long-lost identical twin brother, Brandon. She rents a house just around the corner from the Callaways, and while cleaning out the garage for the previous owner Jessica stumbles upon a very old secret--one that someone might just be willing to kill to keep.
Between now and forever, Barbara Freethy
Nicole met Ryan when he was a handsome, cocky teenager with a desire to fly high above the clouds. Ryan encouraged Nicole to dream big and promised her a lifetime of happiness, but several years into their lives together, they were faced with obstacles bigger than either had ever imagined. Their love faltered. They lost their way and considered what had once been unthinkable--the end of their forever. But now fate throws them a curve, an event that forces them back together, that strips their emotions bare and is both terrifying and strangely unifying. For the first time in a long while they have to face each other, and not only talk but also listen, because their lives depend on it--not only their lives, but also the life of their six-year-old son. Secrets and lies frame a perilous journey to the truth that takes Nicole and Ryan to Angel's Bay, a place where miracles sometimes happen. But in order to get that miracle, Nicole and Ryan must work together and learn how to trust and love each other again. Only then will they be able to save their family and find their way to happily ever after.
When shadows fall, Barbara Freethy
Biographer Olivia Bennett volunteers to write the life story of Eleanor Callaway, uncovering a long-buried secret that forces Olivia and Eleanor's grandson, firefighter Colton Callaway, to work together to keep Eleanor safe.
Beyond my control: forbidden fantasies in an uncensored age, Nancy Friday
Gathers letters and interviews about sexual fantasies such as domination and voyeurism to discuss the role of modern society, feminism, and the Internet in the development of fantasies.
My secret garden: women's sexual fantasies, Nancy Friday
A report on female erotic fantasies is based on the author's interviews and correspondences with other women and offers a frank study of female sexuality and the role of imagination in sex.
It doesn't have to be crazy at work, Jason Fried
Fried and Hansson reject the prevailing notion that long hours, aggressive hustle, and "whatever it takes" are required to run a successful business today. They believe the answer to better productivity isn't more hours -- it's less waste and fewer things that induce distraction and persistent stress. No matter the size of your company, Fried and Hansson show you what needs to be done -- and how you can do it, too.
Two summers, Aimee Friedman
Two possible futures face Summer: either she will spend the summer in Provence with her father, uncovering family secrets, and exploring the old world, or she will stay in upstate New York, coping with her mother, and dreaming of her long time crush--and which future unfolds will depend on whether or not she answers a phone call.
A ration book Christmas, Jean Fullerton
In the darkest days of the Blitz, Christmas is more important than ever. With Christmas approaching, the Brogan family of London's East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe's nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must do all they can to keep a stiff upper lip. For Jo, the youngest of the Brogan sisters, the perils of war also offer a new-found freedom. Jo falls in love with Tommy, a man known for his dangerous reputation as much as his charm. But as the falling bombs devastate their neighbourhood and rationing begins to bite, will the Brogans manage to pull together a traditional family Christmas? And will Jo find the love and security she seeks in a time of such grave peril?
The survivors, Kate Furnivall
Germany, 1945. Klara Janowska and her daughter Alicja have walked for weeks to get to Graufeld Displaced Persons camp. In the cramped, dirty, dangerous conditions they, along with 3,200 others, are the lucky ones. They have survived and will do anything to find a way back home. But when Klara recognises a man in the camp from her past, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. He knows exactly what she did during the war to save her daughter. She knows his real identity. What will be the price of silence? And will either make it out of the camp alive?
The Alexandria affair, Ashley Gardner
Captain Gabriel Lacey accompanies famous dandy Lucius Grenville to Egypt, a land that Lacey has long anticipated visiting. Lacey travels there for more than a simple holiday, however--James Denis has tasked him with finding an "object" from ancient Alexandria and procuring it, whatever the cost. The task does not turn out to be so simple. Locating what Denis wants proves difficult, sending Lacey and Grenville exploring tombs along the Nile. Lacey must deal with treasure hunters, a shadow following him and his friends, murder, and missing his new family as he explores the exotic country he has so longed to see.
A body in Berkeley Square, Ashley Gardner
A Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy has been found stabbed to death during a society ball. The prime suspect: Lacey's former commander, Colonel Brandon. Instead of denying the charges, Colonel Brandon allows himself to be arrested, and claims, to Lacey's shock, that the lady he'd stayed protectively near at the ball is his mistress. Lacey realises that he is the only person not convinced of Brandon's guilt - all present, including Brandon's wife, believe Brandon committed the murder. Colonel Brandon's reticence to tell the truth proves to be Lacey's greatest obstacle in his race against time to prove Brandon's innocence. Lacey's hunt for evidence uncovers dark secrets that go back to the Peninsular Wars and involve the origins of Lacey's and Brandon's own private war.
The glass house, Ashley Gardner
The Glass House is a place where London's high society can indulge their vices. When one of its regulars is found floating in the Thames, Captain Lacey demands justice, uncovering jealousy and murder--while also confronting some secrets of his own.
The Hanover Square affair, Ashley Gardner
Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, fighting melancholia, his career ended. His interest is piqued when he learns of a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament. Lacey's search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld. At the same time, he struggles with his own transition from a soldier's life to the civilian world, redefining his role with his former commanding officer, and making new friends--from the top of society to the street girls of Covent Garden.
Murder in Grosvenor Square, Ashley Gardner
Captain Gabriel Lacey begins Spring 1818 preparing for a duel. But while he focuses on the affair of honour, darkness, greed, and death stalk the streets of London and bring tragedy to a family Lacey has grown close to. With the aid of Lucius Grenville, London's most famous dandy, and Brewster, a ruffian employed by an underworld criminal, Lacey explores the world of molly houses and the double lives some men of society lead. His investigation takes him from the elegant mansions of Grosvenor Square to the squalid lanes of Seven Dials, to taverns that practice a highly illegal trade, spelling ruin and possible hanging for those caught within. Lacey once again comes into the realm of James Denis, a crime lord, when what appears to be a simple crime of hatred becomes far more complex.
A regimental murder, Ashley Gardner
London 1816. Returning home through a sticky London night in July 1816, Captain Gabriel Lacey is surprised to spy a well-dressed, elegant woman stride to the middle of an unfinished bridge. Following her in curiosity, Lacey is on hand to rescue her from an attack by a footpad. Lacey takes her to his own rooms in a street off Covent Garden to rest. She is one Lydia Westin, wife of Colonel Roehampton Westin, who has recently been accused of murdering an English officer in Portugal during the Peninsular War. Before he could come to trial, however, Colonel Westin was found dead at the foot of the staircase in his own house. Lydia declares he was murdered and that she knows the culprits' identities.
The Sudbury School murders, Ashley Gardner
Captain Lacey takes a post as a secretary at the Sudbury School in Berkshire, a school for sons of the wealthiest merchants and bankers in England. He discovers as soon as he arrives that he's been hired for more than his letter-writing skills–a series of disturbing pranks have kept the school in an uproar. The headmaster expects Lacey to discover the identity of the prankster immediately. Problems intensify when a groom of the school's stables turns up dead in a lock of the nearby canal. A Romany is arrested for the murder, and it is clear that the local magistrates are happy to see him condemned without much thought. Lacey is the only person who believes the Romany innocent, and he must hurry to prove it before the young man is hanged. As Lacey investigates what the magistrates do not want him to discover, the intrigue surrounding the murder becomes as murky as the waters of the canal itself, putting Lacey and Grenville into serious danger.
Cook Like a pro, Ina Garten
In Cook Like a Pro, Ina Garten shares a brand-new collection of recipes, tips, and techniques, so readers can cook with confidence no matter how much experience they have in the kitchen. As America's most trusted and beloved cookbook author, Ina Garten -- the Barefoot Contessa -- has taught millions of people how to cook. A home cook at heart, Ina knows that cooking and entertaining can be difficult, so to make her recipes simple and streamlined, she tests and retests each recipe until it's as straightforward and delicious as possible. Although Ina is completely self-taught and doesn't consider herself to be a "professional" cook, she has spent decades working with chefs and learning the techniques that take their cooking to the next level. In Cook Like a Pro, Ina shares some of her most irresistible recipes and very best "pro tips," from the secret to making her custardy, slow-cooked Truffled Scrambled Eggs to the key to the crispiest and juiciest Fried Chicken Sandwiches.
The lighthouse keeper's daughter, Hazel Gaynor
1838: Northumberland, England. When lighthouse keeper's daughter, Grace Darling, is involved in the daring rescue of the stranded survivors of a terrible shipwreck, she becomes one of the most celebrated women of her age. But the friendship that develops between Grace and an artist who sets out to capture her subtle beauty, is far more precious to her than her unwanted fame. 1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old, pregnant and in disgrace, Matilda Emmerson has been banished from Ireland to stay with her reclusive relative, Harriet, the assistant lighthouse keeper. When a discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into her family history, Matilda finds her destiny inextricably linked to Grace Darling.
A Long Island story, R A Gekoski
It is 1953, a heat wave is sweeping across America and the Grossmans - Ben, Addie and their two children - are moving their lives from the political heart of Washington DC to suburban Long Island. Benny was a successful lawyer in the Department of Justice, but all that has come tumbling down. With the McCarthy era of paranoia, persecution, and propaganda at its height, his past has come back to haunt him, forcing him to pack up his family and leave the capital behind. A Long Island Story is a portrait of a marriage in crisis, of a unique and fascinating period in US history and of a seemingly perfect family fighting their demons behind closed doors.
Why love matters: how affection shapes a baby's brain, Sue Gerhardt
Why Love Matters explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and physical health. This second edition follows on from the success of the first, updating the scientific research, covering recent findings in genetics and the mind/body connection, and including a new chapter highlighting our growing understanding of the part also played by pregnancy in shaping a baby's future emotional and physical well-being.
Ants among elephants: an untouchable family and the making of modern India, Sujatha Gidla
The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then that she saw how extraordinary, and yet how typical, her family history truly was.
The unburnt egg, Brian Gill
Museum natural history collections have been called libraries of life. Their very purpose is to help us probe, understand and enjoy the world's astonishing biodiversity. In The Unburnt Egg Brian Gill continues his spellbinding stories from more than thirty years as a curator.
Night flight to Paris, David Gilman
Paris, 1943. The swastika flies from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Soldiers clad in field grey patrol the streets. Buildings have been renamed, books banned, art stolen and people disappeared. Amongst the missing is an Allied intelligence cell. Gone to ground? Betrayed? Dead? Britain's Special Operations Executive need to find out. They recruit ex-Parisian and Bletchley Park codebreaker Harry Mitchell to return to the city he fled two years ago.
MBSR every day: daily practices from the heart of mindfulness-based stress reduction, Elisha Goldstein
Stress is a part of daily life, but over time it can cause us to feel anxious, irritable, and overwhelmed. So how can you keep stress from getting the best of you and avoid total burnout? The key to maintaining balance in life is to respond to stress with genuine, non-judgmental awareness of our bodies and minds. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of mindfulness, this practical guide will show you tons of little ways you can overcome stress every day - no matter what life throws your way.
Altered traits: science reveals how meditation changes your mind, brain and body, Daniel Goleman
Cousins, Patricia Grace
One of Patricia Grace's most popular novels. Makareta is the chosen one - carrying her families hopes. Missy is the observer - the one who accepts but has her dreams. Mata is always waiting - for life to happen as it stealthily passes by. These three women are the cousins. Moving from the forties to the present, from the country to the protests of the cities, Cousins is the story of three girls once thrown together and as women grown apart.
A house divided, Margaret Graham
1937 Evie and her family have struggled to keep Easterleigh Hall, now a hotel, running during the depression, and with war looming, she worries for the children, who have to find their way in a changing world. Bridie is learning her trade at her mother Evie's side, and is becoming a talented chef. Her cousin James has run away to fight in Spain, leaving the family devastated. And Tim, the boy Bridie has always loved, shocks everyone by joining the Black Shirts and going to Germany, discovering too late that he's playing a dangerous game. Heartbroken at Tim's defection, Bridie isn't sure she can ever forgive him. But somehow these three must find a way to reconcile, because if war does come, they will need each other more than ever.
The girl who cried murder, Paula Graves
Charlie Winters has caught security expert Mike Strong's attention. A member of his self-defence class, she seems to need to know more than just how to protect herself. After a little digging, Mike discovers that the cute redhead has a reason to worry--she may have witnessed a murder. Using all of his connections, Mike tries to solve the cold case. But as Charlie's memories from the past begin to resurface, her future seems marked for death. Offering up his skills as a bodyguard, Mike promises not to leave her side. And Charlie's obvious relief at not having to fight alone convinces him there's much more to this mystery he has yet to uncover.
Pete Milano's guide to being a movie star, Tom Greenwald
Pete Milano, class clown, is used to getting into trouble while amusing people, but now his tricks have gained him an audition for a movie that could lead to stardom--and the loss of his girlfriend and other friends.
The fire stallion, Stacy Gregg
Twelve-year-old Hilly has landed her dream job, riding on the set of Brunhilda, an epic film based on the fearless warrior of Icelandic legend. Norse fire ritual tells that on mid-summer's day, animals and humans can shape-shift and one night Hilly finds herself connected to the young warrior and her fire stallion. As the two girls' lives intertwine, Hilly soon realises that they'll both have to risk everything for the love of their horses... Inspired by real-life historical events, The Fire Stallion is an epic tale...
The new breed, W E B Griffin
From the blistering jungles of Vietnam to the far-flung battlefields of the African Congo, they faced the turmoil of a new era. It was a different kind of war. But the courage and skill of these young fighting men were an American tradition. Like their fathers before them, they rose up to the ultimate challenge of military valour, holding their own in a storm of clashing cultures. They were America's new breed. The proudest and the best.
The last brother, Andrew Gross
United by blood in 1930s New York city, three brothers grow up poor on the Lower East Side, until the death of their father forces them to find work to support their family. Each brother takes a different path. Divided by ambition twelve-year-old Morris Rabishevsky apprentices himself to a garment manufacturer with the aim of running the business. Sol, six years older, heads to accounting school but is forced to drop out. Scarred by a family tragedy, Harry falls under the spell of the charismatic Louis Buchalter, who in a few short years becomes the most ruthless mobster in town. Torn apart by conflict Morris convinces Sol to go into business with him, but Harry can't be lured away from the glamour, power and money of the mob. As their business grows, Buchalter sets his sights on the unions that control the garment maker's factories, setting up a fatal showdown that could bring them together or shatter their family forever.
Winter on the Mersey, Annie Groves
Kitty has seen her fair share of tragedy and instead of thinking about romance, is determined to do her bit for King and country. Her life as a WREN means she is kept busy much of the time, but when Kitty finds herself stationed back home on Merseyside, she meets up again with Frank Feeny, the brave young officer who has always held a place in her heart. Britain is on the verge of victory, but will Kitty embrace the future and learn to love again?
The boatbuilder, Daniel Gumbiner
At 28 years old, Eli "Berg" Koenigsberg has never encountered a challenge he couldn't push through, until a head injury leaves him with lingering headaches and a weakness for opiates. Berg moves to a remote Northern California town, seeking space and time to recover, but soon finds himself breaking into homes in search of pills. Addled by addiction and chronic pain, Berg meets Alejandro, a reclusive, master boatbuilder, and begins to see a path forward. Alejandro offers Berg honest labour, but more than this, he offers him a new approach to his suffering, a template for survival amid intense pain. Nurtured by his friendship with Alejandro and aided, too, by the comradeship of many in Talinas, Berg begins to return to himself. Written in gleaming prose, this is a story about resilience, community, and what it takes to win back your soul.
Permission to screw up: how I learned to lead by doing (almost) everything wrong, Kristen Hadeed
The inspiring, unlikely, laugh-out-loud story of how one woman learned to lead-and how she ultimately succeeded, not despite her many mistakes, but because of them. This is the story of how Kristen Hadeed built Student Maid, a cleaning company where people are happy, loyal, productive, and empowered, even while they're mopping floors and scrubbing toilets. It's the story of how she went from being an almost comically inept leader to a sought-after CEO who teaches others how to lead.
Father Christmas and me, Matt Haig
It isn't always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs everyday - even in July - and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold. But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive.
The truth pixie, Matt Haig
Wherever she is, whatever the day, she only has one kind of thing to say, Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo. The truth Pixie can only say things that are true. A very funny and lovable tale of how one special pixie learned to love herself. The Truth Pixie is an enchanting, rhyming story that will delight younger readers – with words by the bestselling mastermind Matt Haig and pictures by the inky genius Chris Mould.
Save our sleep, Tizzie Hall
Tizzie Hall has gained an international reputation as a baby whisperer and miracle worker. Even from an early age, Tizzie knew how to read babies' body language and cries, and from that auspicious beginning she has developed a series of sleep routines that have provided parents and babies with a good night's sleep the world over. 'Save Our Sleep' is the book that parents asked Tizzie to write, and with over 40,000 copies sold in the past three years it has rapidly become the only book parents need to cure their own sleep deprivation! New material includes new routines, integrated feedback on routines, dummy use, express feeding, dealing with premature babies and twins, more information on teaching your baby to self-settle and brand new case studies and tips.
Save our sleep toddler: a parents' guide to safe and secure toddlerhood, Tizzie Hall
Save Our Sleep: Toddler focuses on the wealth of new information specific to sleep and behaviour in toddlerhood. The detailed advice in this book will help you learn how to deal with the tests that inevitably accompany toddlerhood and continue to enjoy a good night's sleep. It provides specific routines for sleeping and feeding for toddlers between one and three years, as well as addressing common toddler issues such as potty training, tantrums, food and feeding, childcare, travelling, moving house, daylight savings and the transition from a cot to a bed.
Independent people, 1902-1998 Halldór Laxness
First published in 1946, this humane epic novel is set in rural Iceland in the early twentieth century. Bjartus is a sheep farmer determined to eke out a living from a blighted patch of land. Nothing, not merciless weather, nor his family will come between him and his goal of financial independence. Only Asta Solillja, the child he brings up as his daughter, can pierce his stubborn heart. As she grows up, keen to make her own way in the world, Bjartus' obstinacy threatens to estrange them forever.
The year of the farmer, Rosalie Ham
Blood and blade, Matthew Harffy
635AD. Anglo-Saxon Britain.Oswald is now King of Northumbria. However, his plans for further alliances and conquests are quickly thrown into disarray when his wedding to a princess of Wessex is interrupted by news of a Pictish uprising. Rushing north, Oswald leaves Beobrand to escort the young queen to her new home. Their path is fraught with danger and uncertainty, Beobrand must try to unravel secrets and lies if they are to survive. Meanwhile, old enemies are closing in, seeking brutal revenge. Beobrand will give his blood and blade in service to his king, but will that be enough to avert disaster and save his kith and kin from the evil forces that surround them?
The serpent sword, Matthew Harffy
Beobrand is compelled by his brother's almost-certain murder to embark on a quest for revenge in the war-ravaged kingdoms of Northumbria. The land is rife with danger, as warlords vie for supremacy and dominion. In the battles for control of the region, new oaths are made and broken, and loyalties are tested to the limits.
The lost man, Jane Harper
Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback. In an isolated belt of Western Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbour, their homes four hours' drive apart. The third brother lies dead at their feet. Something caused Cam, the middle child who had been in charge of the family homestead, to die alone in the middle of nowhere. So the eldest brother returns with his younger sibling to the family property and those left behind. But the fragile balance of the ranch is threatened. Amidst the grief, suspicion starts to take hold, and the eldest brother begins to wonder if more than one among them is at risk of crumbling as the weight of isolation bears down on them all.
Free will, Sam Harris
In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that free will is an illusion but that this truth should not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom; indeed, this truth can and should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life.
Bodywork, Marie Harte
Their first meeting could have been better. He ran into her and her hot coffee, and raced off with a burn and a snarl. Their second meeting should have been better. He lay naked, face down on her massage table while she stared at him in horror. Being attracted to Mr. Tall, Dark and Rude hadn't been on her agenda. Shelby just wants him out of her massage clinic before he recognizes her or she says something obnoxious before jumping that sexy body. Not professional. Not at all. But when Shelby Vanzant and Shane Collins meet again, the third time's the charm. Shane has found his match, a sexy, intelligent woman he can't stop thinking about. Shelby is scared, because she might grow to like this guy. The last guy she liked dumped her for his cuter, blonder secretary. She's willing to take a chance--maybe--if her flamboyant mother, Shane's macho best friend, and his Casanova of a younger brother don't screw things up. With fate on their side, they might both have a shot at a love they'd stopped looking for.
Breaking news, Jacqueline Harvey
What would you do if you woke up in a strange place? If your whole life changed in the blink of an eye and you had no idea what was going on? Twins Kensy and Max Grey's lives are turned upside down when they are whisked off to London, and discover their parents are missing. As the situation unfolds, so many things don't add up: their strange new school, the bizarre grannies on their street, the coded messages they keep finding and the feeling that, all around them, adults are keeping secrets. Things can never go back to the way they were, but the twins are determined to uncover the truth.
All hell let loose: the world at war 1939-45, Max Hastings
A magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. A book which shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of people around the world- soldiers, sailors and airmen; housewives, farm workers and children. Reflecting Max Hastings's thirty-five years of research on World War II, All Hell Let Loose describes the course of events, but focuses chiefly upon human experience, which varied immensely from campaign to campaign, continent to continent. The author emphasises the Russian front, where more than 90% of all German soldiers who perished met their fate. He argues that, while Hitler's army often fought its battles brilliantly well, the Nazis conducted their war effort with 'stunning incompetence'. He suggests that the Royal Navy and US Navy were their countries' outstanding fighting services, while the industrial contribution of the United States was much more important to allied victory than that of the US Army. The book ranges across a vast canvas, from the agony of Poland amid the September 1939 Nazi invasion, to the 1943 Bengal famine, in which at least a million people died under British rule - and British neglect.
Nemesis: the battle for Japan, 1944-45, Max Hastings
A masterly narrative history of the climactic battles of the Second World War, and companion volume to his bestselling 'Armageddon', by the pre-eminent military historian Max Hastings.
The mere wife, Maria Dahvana Headley
From the perspective of those who live in Herot Hall, the suburb is a paradise. Picket fences divide buildings--high and gabled--and the community is entirely self-sustaining. Each house has its own fireplace, each fireplace is fitted with a container of lighter fluid, and outside--in lawns and on playgrounds--wildflowers seed themselves in neat rows. But for those who live surreptitiously along Herot Hall's periphery, the subdivision is a fortress guarded by an intense network of gates, surveillance cameras, and motion-activated lights.
Payroll: a practical guide to New Zealand payroll administration, Warwick Heads
Administering the payroll is one of the most critical and demanding functions of a business. This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide clearly explains the essential components of all pay office functions and procedures. The book provides a simple explanation of legal and tax implications relevant for payroll purposes and is an invaluable resource for payroll administrators, business owners and advisers.
The power of moments: why certain experiences have extraordinary impact, Chip Heath
Falling for the new guy, Nicole Helm
She needs a distraction. One of Bluff City's finest, Tess Camden always follows the rules. That means a romp with the strong and silent new guy on the force would be out of the question. Besides, no matter how deliciously sexy Marc Santino is, she's his boss. So she'll stick with her keep-to-herself routine. Still, Marc has Tess aching to be to be all kinds of wrong. And all those reasons they have to stay away don't seem important...especially if their sexy arrangement remains their secret. Suddenly, their hot affair becomes more than just a distraction. Can they let it turn into something more?
Too close to resist, Nicole Helm
Forced proximity, natural attraction. Moving in with her brother isn't what free-spirited Grace McKnight imagined doing at age thirty. But under the circumstances, it's for the best. The complicating factor - Kyle Clark, her brother's business partner: aka the most infuriatingly buttoned-up person Grace has ever met. Living with Kyle causes as much friction as Grace expected. And plenty she didn't. She and Kyle have more in common than she thought. Now, instead of pressing his buttons, she'd rather undo them. Only, getting closer to Kyle means discovering his darkest secrets, and convincing him - and herself - those secrets won't tear them apart.
Too friendly to date, Nicole Helm
One little white lie. . . one big explanation! Okay, pretending her sexy boss is her boyfriend is more like a huge white lie. But electrician Leah Santino will take the risk. If her parents think she has someone, they won't go back to smothering her, and they can all be a family again. Problem is, Jacob McKnight isn't just her boss--he's her friend. And faking a relationship when the Santinos come to visit means those sparks she's always tried to ignore are hotter than ever. This thing between them is starting to feel real, but Leah has a very good reason to stay independent. Unless that's one lie that's outlived its purpose.
Kisses and lies, Lauren Henderson
Orphaned British teenager Scarlett Wakefield postpones her romance with the handsome son of the school groundskeeper in order to travel to Scotland with her American sidekick, Taylor, in search of clues to the murder of a boy who dropped dead after kissing Scarlett.
Kiss in the dark, Lauren Henderson
Scarlett hopes for a fresh start at her grandmother's elite English boarding school, until her scheming nemesis Plum Saybourne also enrolls at the school and she herself becomes involved in a mystery concerning an on-campus death.
Kiss me kill me, Lauren Henderson
Longing to be part of the in-crowd at her exclusive London school, orphaned, sixteen-year-old Scarlett, a trained gymnast, eagerly accepts an invitation to a party whose disastrous outcome changes her life forever.
Kiss of death, Lauren Henderson
Scarlett thought Dan McAndrew's murder was long behind her, but when she and her classmates arrive in Edinburgh for a weeklong field trip, she's startled to be joined by her old St. Tabby's cohorts--and enemies--who are visiting the area on a field trip as well. Even more startling, Callum, Dan's surviving twin, is in the area--and his cold treatment leaves Scarlett wondering what's changed, especially when a series of attacks makes her believe that someone's out to get her for her past mistakes. Would Callum ever hurt her, though? And what's Scarlett to make of her conflicting feelings for Callum, now that Jase isn't around? Even more upsetting, why is her most trusted confidante, Taylor, acting distant and dismissive?
From strength to strength, Sara Henderson
As tough, spirited, warm and funny as the woman herself, From Strength to Strength is the inspirational story of Sara Henderson's extraordinary courage and determination. In 1959, Sara met American war hero and shipping magnate Charles Henderson III, and so began what she calls the world's most demanding, humiliating and challenging obstacle course any human could be expected to endure. Three years after their marriage, Charles presented Sara with her new home, a tin shack in a million acres of red dust. Bullo River. After twenty years of back-breaking work on this remote Northern Australian cattle station, Charlie's death revealed that Sara had not only been left with a floundering property, but also with a heart-breaking mountain of debt.
Some of my friends have tails, Sara Henderson
Sara Henderson's love of animals was firmly established in her early years and continued throughout her life. In Some of My Friends Have Tails, she shares the tales of her many extraordinary relationships with animals. There is Rosa the goanna who swam in the family pool. Pye-Wacket the cat who grew up believing he was a dog. And Sundowner the poddy calf who loved eating the washing, 35 mm film, and sheet music off the piano. But not all the characters in Sara's life are four-legged. We meet the sixteen-year-old housekeeper who was smuggling drugs, and the Italian gardener who sang opera at dawn. And there are some familiar faces as well: Charlie, Uncle Dick, Max, and Marlee. These stories range from the funny to the heart-breaking, from Sara's earliest memories to the present day, and take place in many countries.
The strength in us all, Sara Henderson
After being named the Bulletin Qantas Businesswoman of the Year in 1991, and following the phenomenal success of From Strength to Strength, Sara Henderson's life changed forever. Australians took her into their hearts and she became an overnight celebrity. But beyond the glory, life continued to deal Sara its heavy blows. In 1992, she lost a court case that left Bullo River, the million acre outback station she had struggled so hard to save, under threat. Then her daughter Marlee was diagnosed with cancer and Sara found herself close to breaking point. But when letters, faxes and phone calls from people all over Australia started arriving, they were filled with such compassion that Sara was inspired to carry on. In her best-selling sequel The Strength In Us All, Sara updates us on life at Bullo and tells more of the colourful stories about Charlie, Uncle Dick, the girls and their animals, and all the other unforgettable characters that have played a part in her remarkable life.
The strength of our dreams, Sara Henderson
The Strength of Our Dreams is the long-awaited follow-up to From Strength to Strength and its sequel, The Strength in Us All. It continues the story of this amazing Australian, taking us through the last six years of her incredibly varied life: the special joys of being a grandmother, the frustrations of the outback farming life, and the humorous side of fame. Here Sara shares both her triumphs and her tragedies. Warm, funny, and down-to-earth, Sara Henderson has become one of Australia's living legends and an inspiration to thousands of people. The Strength of Our Dreams is full of the unforgettable outback yarns and characters that have made Sara one of Australia's favourite authors. 'Life is once again offering me unlimited opportunities with one hand, while hitting me in the face with new challenges and problems on the other. But that's what life is all about. And who said any problem or challenge is unsolvable?'
Reporter: a memoir, Seymour M Hersh
In the early 1950s, teenage Seymour Hersh was finishing high school and university - while running the family's struggling dry cleaning store in a Southside Chicago ghetto. Today, he is one of America's premier investigative journalists, whose fearless reporting has earned him fame, front-page bylines in virtually every newspaper in the world, a staggering collection of awards, and no small amount of controversy. Reporter is the story of how he did it. It is a story of slog, ingenuity and defiance, following Hersh from his first job as a crime reporter for the Chicago City News Bureau, through his Pulitzer Prize-winning freelance investigative exposes, to the heights of his reporting for The New York Times and the New Yorker.
Rough justice, Jack Higgins
Whilst checking up on the volatile situation in Kosovo the US President's right-hand man Blake Johnson meets Major Harry Miller, a member of the British Cabinet. Miller is there doing his own checks for the British Prime Minister. When both men get involved with a group of Russian soldiers about to commit an atrocity, Miller puts an end to the scuffle with a bullet in the forehead of the ring-leader. But this action has dire consequences not only for Miller and Johnson but their associates too, including Britain's Sean Dillon, and all the way to the top of the British, Russian and United States governments. Death begets death, and revenge leads only to revenge, and before the chain reaction of events is over, many will be dead ...
The roar of the butterflies, Reginald Hill
Luton in the grip of a sweltering summer is a pretty sedentary place -- which is bad news for the private detective business. Thieves, fraudsters and philanderers take the month off and the only swingers in town are the ones to be found on the 19th hole of the Royal Hoo Golf Course. The civilized reputation of the 'Hoo' is in trouble, however. Shocking allegations of cheating have been directed at one of its leading members, Chris Porphyry. When Chris turns to Joe Sixsmith, PI, he's more than willing to help -- well, he hasn't got any other clients -- only Joe hadn't counted on being charmed, kissed and then dangled out of a window all in the same day! Before long, though, Joe is on the trail of a conspiracy that starts with missing balls, and ends with murder!
The devil's half mile, Paddy Hirsch
Seven years after a financial crisis nearly toppled America, traders chafe at government regulations, racial tensions are rising, gangs roam the streets and corrupt financiers make back-door deals with politicians... 1799 was a hell of a year. Thanks to Alexander Hamilton, America has recovered from the panic on the Devil's Half Mile (aka Wall Street), but the young country is still finding its way. When young lawyer Justy Flanagan returns to solve his father's murder, he exposes a massive fraud that has already claimed lives, and one the perpetrators are determined to keep secret at any cost. The body count is rising, and the looming crisis could topple the nation.
Sam Hunt: off the road, Colin Hogg
An off-the-road biography of New Zealand's best-known poet. Thirty years after Hogg and Hunt collaborated on the now-legendary Angel Gear: On the Road with Sam Hunt, the pair have decided to throw caution to the wind and proceed without doctors' certificates, to create an older, possibly wiser twin to that earlier book. A backstage pass to the private side of one of our most public people, Sam Hunt: Off the Road is a wild, hilarious, no-holds-barred book about the non-stop life and poems of a man New Zealand thinks it knows, until now. Part conversation, part story-telling, part poems, it's also a book about friendship, solitude, love, death, self-destruction and endurance. With photographs and poems, some old, some new.
The daily Stoic: 366 meditations on wisdom, perseverance, and the art of living, Ryan Holiday
Where can you find joy? What's the true measure of success? How should we manage anger? Find meaning? Conquer grief? The answers to these questions and more lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. -- The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, and the slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as diamonds like Zeno, Cleanthes and Musonius Rufus. On each page, one for every day of the year, you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes and provocative commentary to help you tackle any problem or approach any goal. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.
Rich enough?: A laid-back guide for every Kiwi, Mary Holm
Find out what many in the financial world don't want you to know. Laid-back investing is not only easier, it can actually make you richer. Learn how to kill off debt, curb spending, find your best KiwiSaver fund, save painlessly, buy a house or be happy not buying one, and move confidently towards and through retirement (hint: you don't need $1 million). You'll also learn why it's best to 'set and forget' your investments. And why, beyond a certain point, having more money is not the key to happiness. Unlike many writers of finance books, Mary is not selling anything (except this book). She just wants you to do well. She's on your side. Mary has that rare ability to cut through the jargon to what really matters. She combines expert wisdom and real-world insights, with fantastic results.
Ship of swallows., Jeremy Hooker
The dream house, Rachel Hore
Everyone has a dream of their perfect house - in the heart of the countryside, or perhaps a stately residence in the middle of a wonderful city? For Kate Hutchinson, the move to Suffolk from the tiny, noisy London terrace she shares with her husband Simon and their two young children was almost enough to make her dreams come true. Space, peace, a measured, rural pace of life have a far greater pull for Kate than the constantly overflowing in-tray on her desk at work. Moving in with her mother-in-law must surely be only a temporary measure before the estate agent's details of the perfect house fall through the letterbox. But when Kate, out walking one evening, stumbles upon the house of her dreams, a beautiful place, full of memories, it is tantalizingly out of her reach. Its owner is the frail elderly Agnes, whose story - as it unravels - echoes so much of Kate's own. And Kate comes to realize how uncertain and unsettling even a life built on dreams can be - wherever you are, at whatever time you are living and whoever you are with.
The glass painter's daughter, Rachel Hore
In a tiny stained-glass shop hidden in the backstreets of Westminster lies the cracked, sparkling image of an angel. The owners of Minster Glass have also been broken: Fran Morrison's mother died when she was a baby; a painful event never mentioned by her difficult, secretive father Edward. Fran left home to pursue a career in foreign cities, as a classical musician. But now Edward is dangerously ill and it's time to return. Taking her father's place in the shop, she and his craftsman Zac accept a beguiling commission - to restore a shattered glass picture of an exquisite angel belonging to a local church. As they reassemble the dazzling shards of coloured glass, they uncover an extraordinary love story from the Victorian past, sparked by the window's creation. Slowly, Fran begins to see her own reflection in its themes of passion, tragedy and redemption. Fran's journey will lead her on a search for the truth about her mother, through mysteries of past times and the anguish of unrequited love, to reconciliation and renewal.
Last letter home, Rachel Hore
On holiday with friends, young historian Briony Andrews becomes fascinated with a wartime story of a ruined villa in the hills behind Naples. There is a family connection: her grandfather had been a British soldier during the Italian campaign of 1943 in that very area. Handed a bundle of letters that were found after the war, Briony sets off to trace the fate of their sender, Sarah Bailey. In 1939, Sarah returns with her mother and sister from India, in mourning, to take up residence in the Norfolk village of Westbury. There she forms a firm friendship with Paul Hartmann, a young German who has found sanctuary in the local manor house, Westbury Hall. With the outbreak of war, conflicts of loyalty in Westbury deepen. When, 70 years later, Briony begins to uncover Sarah and Paul's story, she encounters resentments and secrets still tightly guarded. What happened long ago in the villa in the shadow of Vesuvius, she suspects, still has the power to give terrible pain?
A place of secrets, Rachel Hore
The night before it all begins, Jude has the dream again ...Can dreams be passed down through families? As a child Jude suffered a recurrent nightmare: running through a dark forest, crying for her mother. Now her six-year-old niece, Summer, is having the same dream, and Jude is frightened for her. A successful auctioneer, Jude is struggling to come to terms with the death of her husband. When she's asked to value a collection of scientific instruments and manuscripts belonging to Anthony Wickham, a lonely 18th century astronomer, she leaps at the chance to escape London for the untamed beauty of Norfolk, where she grew up. As Jude untangles Wickham's tragic story, she discovers threatening links to the present. What have Summer's nightmares to do with Starbrough folly, the eerie crumbling tower in the forest from which Wickham and his adopted daughter Esther once viewed the night sky? With the help of Euan, a local naturalist, Jude searches for answers in the wild, haunting splendour of the Norfolk woods. Dare she leave behind the sadness in her own life, and learn to love again?
The blood flag, James W Huston
The Blood Flag was last seen on October 18, 1944, when Heinrich Himmler displayed it proudly as he commissioned the Volkssturm, the Nazi Party's new militia created to avert the certain defeat that awaited Germany. Hitler believed the Blood Flag, Blutfahne, carried sacred powers. It held the blood of the first Nazi martyrs, those killed in the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich in 1923, when Hitler first tried to take over Germany. Several Nazis were shot and fell onto the flag, pouring their blood into the already red fabric. That flag -- with a white circle and a black swastika in the middle -- still lives. Kyle Morrissey, a special agent for the FBI, travels to Europe with his father to see him receive the Legion of Honor from France for his service at Normandy. But after the ceremony, while traveling through Germany, Kyle and his family encounter neo-Nazis perpetuating the evil philosophy he thought his father's generation had ended once and for all. Kyle soon discovers that tens of thousands are ready to raise the swastika once more and renew the hatred of the thirties and forties.
The writer's cut, Eric Idle
Set during the glorious days of the Bush Empire before they finally invaded and killed irony, The Writer's Cut follows Stanley Hay, a joke writer. He has a girlfriend, a writing partner and a career going nowhere in particular. Wisecracking, ambitious and horny, Stanley decides that he is going to change that by writing a novel. This is where things start to spiral out of control. Caught up in the excitement Stanley falsely confesses that the novel will be a kiss-and-tell (a kiss and sell?) featuring Hollywood's most famous and glamorous actresses. Before long expectations are going through the roof, Stanley is a celebrity in his own right and he's living the LA highlife. There's only one little problem ...
The return of the Spanish lady., R R Irvine
Nicolette Scott is an archaeologist whose knowledge of early airplanes has won her kudos as an expert, a reputation for ignoring authority, and a job at the Smithsonian. Shortly after she begins working there, she is thrilled to be included in the museum's latest project. E-Group, a large pharmaceutical company, is equipping an expedition to a remote region of Alaska, where a Japanese "Val" bomber plane was shot down during World War II. It's a gamble, but the money is being provided, and if the small group of experts can locate the plane and somehow bring it back to Washington, it will be a coup--and a boost for Nicolette's career.
The kindness method: changing habits for good, Shahroo Izadi
The kindness method is the key to breaking unwanted habits for good. By combining her own therapeutic style, personal experience and techniques learned from working in substance misuse, Shahroo Izadi shares simple steps that help strengthen your willpower like a muscle, so you can sustain motivation for the long haul. Shahroo shares her totally non-judgmental and flexible process for mapping and changing your habits, based on treating yourself with the compassion and understanding that would normally be reserved for others. It works for everything from procrastination to alcohol consumption and body positivity because the plan is bespoke: mapped by you, for you and driven by self-motivation. Shahroo will teach how to: 1. Believe you can change; 2. Clarify your reasons for changing; 3. Plan how you're going to do it; 4. Prepare for what is likely to throw you off track. Start mapping your habits, setting your own goals with honesty and start treating yourself with the kindness you truly deserve!
The haunting of hill house, Shirley Jackson
Four seekers have arrived at the rambling old pile known as Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of psychic phenomena; Theodora, his lovely and light-hearted assistant; Luke, the adventurous future inheritor of the estate; and Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman with a dark past. As they begin to cope with chilling, even horrifying occurrences beyond their control or understanding, they cannot possibly know what lies ahead. For Hill House is gathering its powers - and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
The cotton lass and other stories, Anna Jacobs
The cotton lass: Widow Sarah is struggling to make ends meet as England suffers from the cotton famine brought on by war in the United States. Will the opportunity to move to Australia provide a new life for her? Sunshine and parrots: Penny has moved to Perth, Australia to be closer to her brother. She finds herself attracted to her handsome new neighbour, Matt, but will a series of misunderstandings keep them apart? Going out in style: Mrs Kelly is widely acknowledged as uncooperative and a trouble maker in her nursing home, but forms a bond with Raelene, a young woman doing community service at the home. Their friendship will transform them both.
Confetti & confusion, Daisy James
The Paradise Cookery School is officially open! Stepping in for a celebrity chef, Millie Harper is feeling the pressure to make the first ever Paradise Cookery School classes a dazzling success and ensure that bride-to-be Imogen and friends have an unforgettable experience. Meanwhile, Millie is trying to play it cool around handsome estate manager Zach Barker. But whenever he is near Millie cannot fail to notice the chemistry between them - until someone from Zach's past arrives and any potential romance seems out of the question. When disaster strikes and the wedding is in jeopardy, Millie realises she may have to go above and beyond to make sure the school is a success. Can Millie manage to create a day that dreams are made of, and will she find a way to tell Zach how she feels? Allow yourself to be transported to the balmy St Lucian sunshine by this uplifting summer read.
Mistletoe & mystery, Daisy James
Welcome to the Cotswolds Festive Feast cookery course...Fresh off the successful opening of the Paradise Cookery School in St Lucia, Millie Harper is headed to the Cotswolds for Christmas! Co-presenting Claudia Croft's famous Festive Feast cookery course at Stonelea Manor is a dream come true for Millie...as is reuniting with gorgeous estate manager Zach Barker. But arriving in a winter wonderland Millie learns the manor is under a mysterious threat. It'll take a holiday miracle, but Millie is determined to save the school and get Zach under the mistletoe to finally finish what they started in the Caribbean! Cosy up with this fun, festive visit to the Cotswolds premier cookery school.
Atom bomb Angel, Peter James
Terrorists are threatening to sabotage Britain's nuclear power plants. One nuclear explosive smuggled inside a reactor would turn the entire core into a massive atom bomb ... and bring death and disease to millions of people for centuries to come. When Sir Isaac Quoit, chairman of the Atomic Energy Authority, disappears without trace, MI5 are alerted to the mysterious Operation Angel. Slick superspy Max Flynn is briefed to crack the code - but can he beat the deadline before Angel strikes? Who are the terrorists? Why are the KGB involved? What are their aims and which power stations will they sabotage? If he does not act fast, Britain will be engulfed in a nuclear nightmare.
Beauty and the Barbarian, Amy Jarecki
Born with the mark of the devil, Merrin has been hidden on the islet of Eilean Fladda for near twenty years. When the body of a Highlander washes ashore, the innocent lass presumes him dead. Brushing the hair from the rugged warrior's face, her fingers connect with warm flesh. Warm. Ian MacLeod wakes to a woman so radiant, he believes her an angel. But when the lass recoils from him, he fears she knows of his evil deeds. While he heals, Ian is stunned when he exposes her witch's mark, yet he's spellbound by Merrin's allure. He'd do anything to erase his haunting past and earn her love. But there's a henchman after Ian's head, and when that man learns the Highlander is still alive, the couple is forced to flee Merrin's sheltered world. Fighting for survival, destiny demands they each face their demons, but doing so may forever ruin them both.
Tether, Anna Jarzab
Tether, the sequel to Tandem, continues the captivating tale of rebellion and romance that spans parallel worlds. Everything repeats. Sasha expected things to go back to normal once she got back on Earth. But now that she knows parallel worlds are real, and that an alternate version of herself exists in a world called Aurora, her old life no longer seems to make sense . . . and her heart breaks daily for Thomas, the boy she left behind. Troubled by mysterious, often terrifying visions and the echoes of a self she was just beginning to discover, Sasha makes the difficult decision to journey once more through the tandem. Thomas is waiting for her on the other side, and so is strange, otherworldly Selene, Sasha's analogue from a third universe. Sasha, Selene, and their other analogue, Juliana, have a joint destiny, and a new remarkable power, one that could mean salvation for Selene's dying planet. With Thomas's help, Sasha and Selene search for the missing Juliana. But even if they can locate her, is Sasha willing to turn her back on love to pursue a fate she's not sure she believes in?
Bound and determined, Regina Jennings
As punishment for his recklessness, Private Bradley Willis is ordered to help a retired cavalry officer move a herd across Indian Territory. No one told him he'd be herding camels or that the captain's daughter would join them on the trail. Despite the mysterious incidents halting their progress, Bradley has to get this herd to Texas--or lose his commission.
(Don't) Call me crazy: 33 voices start the conversation about mental health., Kelly Jensen
What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when a label like that gets attached to your everyday experiences? To understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there's no single definition of crazy, there's no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things to different people. In (Don't) Call Me Crazy, thirty-three actors, athletes, writers, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore a wide range of topics: their personal experiences with mental illness, how we do and don't talk about mental health, help for better understanding how every person's brain is wired differently, and what, exactly, might make someone crazy. If you've ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in, turn the pages . . . and let's get talking.
Star of the north, David John
North Korea and the USA are on the brink of war. A young American woman disappears without trace from a South Korean island. The CIA recruits her twin sister to uncover the truth. Now, she must go undercover in the world's most deadly state. Only by infiltrating the dark heart of the terrifying regime will she be able to save her sister, and herself.
A gift from the Comfort Food Café, Debbie Johnson
Christmas has never been Katie Seddon's favourite time of year. Whilst everyone else shares memories of families coming together and festive number ones, the soundtrack to Katie's childhood wasn't quite so merry. But since she moved to the village of Budbury on the gorgeous Dorset coast, Katie and her baby son have found a new family. A family who have been brought together by life's unexpected roads and the healing magic of a slice of cake and a cupful of kindess at the Comfort Food Café. This year, Katie's new friends are determined to give her a Christmas to remember, and with a gorgeous newcomer in town, Katie's Christmas wish for a happy home for her son might just come true.
Beards from Outer Space., Gareth P Jones
The Pet Defenders Code: 1. The Earth's safety is your primary goal. Defend it. 2. Protect humans from the truth. Good luck - you're going to need it! From Gareth P. Jones, winner of the Blue Peter Award and author of successful young series fiction, including Ninja Meerkats, comes a brand-new comic caper. The Secret Life of Pets meets The X Files - Pet Defenders are secret agents with a difference. There's a new mayor of Nothington-on-Sea and the bearded, sunglass-wearing politician has attracted a whole load of fans. Soon everyone in the town is sporting a beard - even the women! But these are not just any beards - the Beard King is in town and he's planning to conquer the world. Soon every single living thing on Earth will be controlled by a beard ...unless the Pet Defenders can stop him in time!
Fury on fire, Sophie Jordan
After years in prison, North Callaghan is finally free. But the demons haunting him still make him feel like a caged beast. He loses himself in work and hard living, coming up for air only to bed any willing woman to cross his path. So when his new neighbour snares his interest, he decides to add another notch to his bedpost. The only problem? Faith Walters is a white picket fence kind of girl. Faith's new neighbour is the rudest man alive. He'd rather grunt at her than speak and he takes her "welcome-to-the-neighborhood "scones without a thank you. She knows she should run for the hills from the ex-con. If only he weren't so smoldering sexy - if only the sounds of him with other women didn't drift through their shared wall and fill her with longing - and if only he didn't look at her like they were a collision waiting to happen.
Shadow of the fox, Julie Kagawa
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish--and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn. Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple's greatest treasure--one part of the ancient scroll. There are are many who would claim the dragon's wish for their own.
Let's talk about love, Claire Kann
Alice had her whole summer planned. Nonstop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favourite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting; working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual). Alice is done with dating -- no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done. But then Alice meets Takumi and she can't stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!) When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she's willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated, or understood.
Istanbul passage, Joseph Kanon
A neutral capital straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul has spent the war as a magnet for refugees and spies. Even American businessman Leon Bauer has been drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs and courier runs for the Allied war effort. Now as the espionage community begins to pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of post-war life, he is given one more assignment, a routine job that goes fatally wrong, plunging him into a tangle of intrigue and moral confusion. Played out against the bazaars and mosques and faded mansions of this knowing, ancient Ottoman city, Leon's attempt to save one life leads to a desperate manhunt and a maze of shifting loyalties that threatens his own. How do you do the right thing when there are only bad choices to make? Istanbul Passage is the story of a man swept up in the aftermath of war, an unexpected love affair, and a city as deceptive as the calm surface waters of the Bosphorus that divides it.
Fallen in love, Lauren Kate
Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story. And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine's Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding-and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce will spend a night together like none other. True love never says goodbye ...
Rapture, Lauren Kate
While searching for the place where the angels fell to earth to stop Lucifer from erasing the past, Luce and Daniel make a startling discovery about their love.
Unforgiven, Lauren Kate
High school can be hell. Cam knows what it's like to be haunted. He's spent more time in Hell than any angel ever should. And his freshest Hell is high school, where Lilith, the girl he can't stop loving, is serving out a punishment for his crimes. Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails ... there's a special place in Hell just for him. Tick-tock. Spread your wings and cry as bad boy dark angel Cam finally reveals his anguished heart in this Fallen novel.
China: a history, John Keay
Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume. Despite the recent rise of China to a position of dominance on the world economic stage, Chinese history remains an elusive subject. Yet it is this vast narrative of appalling loss, superhuman endeavour and incredible invention that has made China the superpower it is today. From the dawn of legend to the succession of great dynasties, from Confucius to Chairman Mao and from the clamour of revolution to the lure of slick capitalism, John Keay takes the reader on a sweeping tour through Chinese history. This is a definitive and indispensable account of a country set to play a major part in our future.
First wilderness: my quest in the territory of Alaska., Sam Keith
Memoir of how its author, Sam Keith, and its subject, Dick Proenneke, first met. After serving as a US Marine during World War II and attending college on the GI Bill, Sam Keith decided to seek adventure and acceptance in Alaska. He arrived on Kodiak Island in July 1952, where he secured a job as a laborer on the Adak Navy base. He befriended a group of like-minded men there, including Dick Proenneke, who shared a love of the outdoors, hard work, and self-reliance.
The lady's companion, Carla Kelly
Miss Susan Hampton never imagined she would have to make her own way in the world. But when her reckless father gambles away the family estate, and she becomes an unpaid servant of her aunt, she flees in search of a better life. Taking the position of companion to a temperamental dowager, she finds herself in dangerously close contact with the dowager's handsome bailiff, David Wiggins, who is everything a man should be–except a gentleman. Though she tells herself he is a thoroughly unsuitable suitor, his irresistible charms could make her forget she was ever a lady...
One step enough, Carla Kelly
How does life go on in the aftermath of tragedy? If it were possible for two lovers to deserve peace, Owen and Della Davis should have been the happiest couple in Utah. But after the shocking deaths of two hundred friends and miners and the dispersal of their widows and children, happiness is hard to come by. Owen has promised Della he is through with mining forever, but he still has to earn a living, and his heart is drawn back to the mines. Meanwhile, Della is wishing for a baby, but her arms remain empty. As she struggles to hold together the pieces of her life - through the resurfacing haunting memories of her father's death and the heartache of missing a mother she never knew - she wonders if she even wants to reconcile herself to relatives who did her so much harm. Together, Owen and Della must face the secrets of her past as they struggle to build their future.
Take me home tonight, Erika Kelly
Calix Bourbon might seem like a free spirit, but that's all a front. In reality he's just trying to keep his fractured family together while working as a session musician. When Blue Fire hires him to replace their keyboardist, Calix is determined to make the most of the opportunity–but he can't help being distracted by the band's sexy personal chef. Mimi's temporary gig is great, but she has her heart set on auditioning for a televised cooking show. There's just one problem: she only has a week to acquire the skills necessary to survive the competition. Luckily, the band's new keyboard player can teach her exactly what she needs, in the kitchen and in the bedroom.
The constant nymph, Margaret Kennedy
Teresa is the daughter of a brilliant bohemian composer, Albert Sanger, who with his 'circus' of precocious children, slovenly mistress and assorted hangers-on, lives in a rambling chalet high in the Austrian Alps. 'Unbalanced, untaught and fatally warm-hearted', at fourteen Tessa has already fallen in love with Lewis Dodd, a gifted composer like her father. Confidently she awaits maturity (and Lewis). Even Lewis' marriage to Tessa's beautiful cousin Florence cannot shatter the bond between Lewis and his constant nymph...
The forgotten smile, Margaret Kennedy
Kate is bored of being overlooked by her grown-up children and decides to escape on an Aegean cruise. She ends up in Keritha – a mysterious Greek island all but forgotten by the modern world. There she encounters her childhood friends, the Challoners, returned to the island of their birth to claim their heritage. When another stray arrives: the unattractive, foolish Selwyn Potter, Kate is irritated. But under the spell of this strange and beautiful island both visitors find themselves, and each other, cast in a new light.
Shopping for a billionaire. 2, Julia Kent
Mystery shopper Shannon and (near) billionaire Declan explore a relationship (and each other). The pair deal with a jealous ex-boyfriend, a new perk at work that makes Shannon rethink her job, and a cat that offers up quite a present when Declan takes Shannon out for their first non-business date.
Shopping for a billionaire's baby, Julia Kent
You know what's even better than marrying a billionaire? Having his baby. We're ready. We've studied and planned, read all the birth and labour books, researched parenting classes, consulted our schedules, and it's time. And by we I mean me. Declan's just ready for the "have lots of sex" part. More than ready. But there's just one problem: my husband and his brother have this little obsession with competition.
Shopping for a CEO's wife: a romantic comedy, Julia Kent
Snowbound. Sounds so romantic, with visions of cuddling before a roaring fire, hot chocolate spiked with brandy, and a secret elopement. Wait. What? My fiancé's father won't stop trying to turn our pending wedding into a three-ring media circus so he can get free publicity for his family's Fortune 500 company. My mother has decided she's done with All Things Wedding and asks her teacup Chihuahua for mother-of-the-bride advice. They've all gone certifiably mad. Then the stress from the wedding puts my mother in the hospital, I scream at my future father-in-law in front of a camera crew and the video goes viral, and the romantic wedding that started with Andrew's grand Pride and Prejudice proposal looks less like Jane Austen and more like Dostoyevsky. So what do you do when you're a fixer and you can't fix something? You give up on it. Not on Andrew, silly. As Shannon and Declan enjoy their newlywed bliss, Andrew's father wants to exploit Amanda and Andrew's nuptials, much to Amanda's chagrin. Can she learn to stand up to her future father-in-law and fight for what's right? But the real question is: will Spritzy the teacup Chihuahua end up being a flower girl?
Born of ice, Sherrilyn Kenyon
Devyn Kell, a Runner who makes sure planets get the weapons, medicine, and supplies they need to survive, finds himself in big trouble when he hires Alix Garran, who is trying hard to escape her dark past, as his systems engineer.
Signature killers, Robert D Keppel
How do you catch a serial killer? Interpreting the calling cards of the serial murderer, Robert Keppel reveals the answers hidden among the grisly evidence, the common threads that link each devastating act of brutal violence. Explore in unflinching detail the monstrous patterns, sadistic compulsions and depraved motives of the killer, and why they kill again and again. Signature Killers is the ultimate insight into the mind of the serial killer. From The Lonely Hearts Killer who haunted the most desperate of women in 1950s America, to the infamous symbols of evil as Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy and John Gacy, these are the cases- horrifying, graphic and unforgettable- that shed light on the darkest corners of the pathological mind.
Eat feel fresh: a contemporary plant-based ayurvedic cookbook, Sahara Rose Ketabi
Bring your body into balance with over 100 healing recipes for a modern Ayurvedic lifestyle. The ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that food is divine medicine with the power to heal--but the best foods for one person may not be beneficial to another. Unlike many diets with rigid, one-size-fits-all guidelines, Ayurveda is a lifestyle that recognizes the ever-changing needs of each individual. Join author Sahara Rose on a journey to wellness and discover how to eat according to your body's specific needs.
The surfboard: how using my hands helped unlock my mind, Dan Kieran
The Surfboard is Dan Kieran's account of a week he spent in Cornwall building a seven-foot surfboard, even though he had never surfed a day in his life. He did this at a time when he felt he had reached his personal and professional limits: he needed to find a way to break through. Interspersed with the story of making the board - the intricate craft he had to learn, and the clarity of mind that came with that challenge - are the reflections on the obstacles, rewards and realisations he encountered while starting and running a successful business. This startlingly honest book is a finely crafted meditation on the importance of making things for their own sake and pushing beyond our preconceived limitations.
Banjo, Grantlee Kieza
The remarkable life of Australia's greatest storyteller A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson is rightly recognised as Australia's greatest storyteller and most celebrated poet, the boy from the bush who became the voice of a generation. He gave the nation its unofficial national anthem 'Waltzing Matilda' and treasured ballads such as 'The Man from Snowy River' and 'Clancy of the Overflow', vivid creations that helped to define Australia's national identity. But there is more, much more to Banjo's story, and in this landmark biography, award-winning writer Grantlee Kieza chronicles a rich and varied life, one that straddled two centuries and saw Australia transform from a far-flung colony to a fully-fledged nation.
OK, Mr Field, Katharine Kilalea
Mr. Field wants a new life, a life cleansed of the old one's disappointments. A concert pianist on the London scene, his career is destroyed when the train he is travelling on crashes into the end of a tunnel. On a whim, he uses his compensation pay-out to buy a house he has seen only once in a newspaper photograph. Together with his wife, Mim, Mr. Field sets out in the hope that the house will make him happier, or at least less unhappy.
A heart revealed, Josi S Kilpack
Set in Regency England, Amber Marie Sterlington is the most sought after young woman in London, but when she begins to lose her hair (due to alopecia), Amber is exiled to the countryside where she meets Thomas Richards. Even as she is falling in love with him, she knows she must end things before he realizes what she's been hiding from him.
The lady of the lakes: the true love story of Sir Walter Scott, Josi S Kilpack
One is his first love. The other is his best love. Which will be Walter's true love? Walter Scott has three passions: Scotland, poetry, and Mina Stuart. Though Mina is young and they are from different stations in society, Walter is certain their love is meant to be. For years, he has courted her through love letters. She is the sunshine of his soul. Though Mina shares Walter's love of literature and passionate temperament, it's hard for her to know if she truly loves him or if she has only been dazzled by his flattery. When she meets the handsome and charming William Forbes, her heart is challenged. Who will she choose? But as every poet knows, "The course of true love never did run smooth," and on a windy morning in the lake country, Walter meets Charlotte. At twenty-six, Charlotte Carpenter believes she will never find love. After all, she is a Catholic-born Frenchwoman living in London with a family history shadowed by scandal. Though quiet, practical, and determined to live.
Lord Fenton's folly, Josi S Kilpack
Lord Fenton and Alice Stanbridge's marriage is one of convenience for him, but one of love for her. When Alice realizes the truth, she matches Fenton wit for wit until they both learn to see the truth of each other's hearts and find love beyond the folly
Miss Wilton's waltz, Josi S Kilpack
Lenora Wilton has struggled with shyness and social anxiety her whole life, but when she moves to Bath to teach music at an all-girls' school, she unexpectedly falls in love with the uncle of one of her most troublesome students
Promises and primroses, Josi S Kilpack
When Elliott Mayfield undertakes a 'marriage campaign' to see his wayward nieces and nephews securely married, he has no idea it will lead to a reunion with his own lost love. Peter, his eldest nephew, also finds a new love with his daughters' governess after his wife's untimely passing.
The vicar's daughter, Josi S Kilpack
Cassie, pretending to be her older sister Leonora, begins exchanging letters with a gentleman she hopes will be a match for Leonora, but instead falls in love with him herself.
Patrick O'Brian: a life revealed, Dean King
Patrick O'Brian was well into his seventies when the world fell in love with his greatest creation: the maritime adventures of Royal Navy Captain Jack Aubrey and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin. But despite his fame, little detail was available about the life of the reclusive author, whose mysterious past King uncovers in this ground-breaking biography. King traces O'Brian's personal history, beginning as a London-born Protestant named Richard Patrick Russ, to his tortured relationship with his first wife and child, to his emergence from World War II with the entirely new identity under which he would publish twenty volumes in the Aubrey--Maturin series. What King unearths is a life no less thrilling than the seafaring world of O'Brian's imagination.
Enemy of the realm, Wesley King
Having barely escaped the wrath of Prime Minister Francis Xidorne and his army of drones, Marcus Brimley finds himself back on Earth, this time with Dree and George in tow. The group's mission is clear: Find the Flames' ancient Egg and bring it back to Dracone, so that its powerful dragon magic can be harnessed in the fight against the drones. But when the U.S. government complicates their plans, Marcus, Dree, and George must figure out another way to get their hands on the Egg--even if it means making an enormous sacrifice. Meanwhile, the situation waiting for Marcus and Dree back in Dracone is worse than ever. Francis's factories continue to churn out new drones by the day, and with attacks becoming more powerful and more frequent, the displaced citizens of Dracone begin to form a rebel army of their own--one that isn't quite on board with the dragon/human alliance. And as the war escalates and Francis's army grows stronger, Marcus and Dree can't help but wonder: Who's on their side?
When we were young, Karen Kingsbury
From their first meeting, to their stunning engagement and lavish wedding, to their happily-ever-after, Noah and Emily Carter were meant to be together. Theirs is a special kind of love and they want the world to know. More than a million adoring fans have followed their lives on Instagram since the day Noah publicly proposed to Emily. But behind the carefully staged photos and encouraging posts, their life is anything but a fairytale, and Noah's obsession with social media has ruined everything. Distraught, Emily reache
Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver
How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious shelter is also the only option for a disabled father-in-law and an exasperating, free-spirited daughter. When the family's one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy he seems likely to join them, with dark complications of his own.
Sweet Thames, Matthew Kneale
In the summer of 1849, cholera threatens the city and the people of London. The authorities send millions of gallons of sewage cascading into the Thames - for many Londoners the only source of drinking water. Joshua Jeavons, a young and idealistic engineer, embarks on an obsessive quest to find the cause of the epidemic. As he labours in a fog of incomprehension, his domestic life is troubled by the baffling coldness of his beautiful bride, Isobella. But when she suddenly disappears, his desperate search for her takes him to a netherworld of slum-dwellers, pickpockets and scavengers of subterranean London.
Shadows cast by stars, Catherine Knutsson
Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet - especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the Plague ravaging the rest of the world. Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to the Plague, but that doesn't mean she's safe - government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cassandra and her family, they flee to the Island: a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors, and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken her under her wing, and the tribal leader's son into his heart, the creatures of the spirit world are angry, and they have chosen Cassandra to be their voice and instrument ... Incorporating the traditions of the First Peoples as well as the more familiar stories of Greek mythology and Arthurian legend, Shadows Cast by Stars is a haunting, beautifully written story that breathes new life into ancient customs.
Ikaria: lessons on food, life, and longevity from the greek island where people forget to die, Diane Kochilas
Ikaria is mythical, beautiful, enigmatic and, as we learned after reading the New York Times article about it, a place where residents live unaccountably long lives. Part cookbook, part travelogue, filled with gorgeous photography, stunning recipes, and interviews with locals, and packed with the often quirky secrets to a long life that Ikarians are spoon-fed at birth, Ikaria is award-winning author Diane Kochilas's ethno-culinary paean to this magical island. Here, Kochilas will marry lore to lesson and recipe to interview: We'll meet a 101-year-old weaver the best on the island, and taste the combinations of herbs that he cooks with and that he believes give him life. We'll learn about the life-giving benefits of delicious salads both raw and cooked, the gorgeous breads and savory pies that are a part of every meal, the bean dishes that are passed down through generations, and the seafood that is at the root of the Ikarian culinary culture. Filled with mouth-watering recipes and remarkable stories, this book will introduce many Americans to food as life, as only the Ikarians know it.
The red leather diary: reclaiming a life through the pages of a lost journal, Lily Koppel
"A New York Times" journalist discovers a discarded old diary - a long-lost treasure that introduces her to an extraordinary woman and a glamourous, forgotten time. For decades it languished in an unclaimed trunk in the basement of a prewar building on Manhattan's Upper West Side, until it was tossed in a dumpster and recovered by journalist Lily Koppel. As she opened the diary's worn leather-bound cover, Koppel had no idea that she was about to embark on a wondrous journey back in time, to a lost New York in which women of privilege met for tea at Schrafft's, danced at the Hotel Pennsylvania, and toasted the night at El Morocco.
The calculating stars: a lady astronaut novel, Mary Robinette Kowal
On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process. Elma York's experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International aerospace Coalition's attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn't take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can't go into space, too. Elma's drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.
The bartered brides, Mercedes Lackey
The threat of Moriarty is gone--but so is Sherlock Holmes. Even as they mourn the loss of their colleague, psychic Nan Killian, medium Sarah Lyon-White, and Elemental Masters John and Mary Watson must be vigilant, for members of Moriarty's network are still at large. And their troubles are far from over: in a matter of weeks, two headless bodies of young brides wash up in major waterways. A couple who fears for their own recently-wedded daughter hires the group to investigate, but with each new body, the mystery only deepens. The more bodies emerge, the more the gang suspects that there is dangerous magic at work, and that Moriarty's associates are somehow involved. But as they race against the clock to uncover the killer, it will take all their talents, Magic, and Psychic Powers--and perhaps some help from a dearly departed friend--to bring the murderer to justice.
Reclaiming Lily, Patti Lacy
An unforgettable drama of two women conquering mistrust in a race against the clock to save a young woman's life.
The man she married, Cathy Lamb
When Natalie Shelton thinks back to how things were before the car accident, she remembers a great marriage. She and her husband, Zack, seem as strong and dependable together as the houses he builds. They live in Portland, Oregon, and Natalie is co-owner of a successful accounting firm. They're happy, she's almost sure of it. Yet as Natalie lies trapped in a coma, unable to communicate though aware of everything around her, she realizes that her husband is hiding something. Zack has always been reticent about his past, which she attributed to an unhappy childhood. Now the strange calls he's receiving, the apologies when he thinks she can't hear him, and her fragmented memories from the morning of the accident suggest a deeper secret. When she finally awakens, Natalie is determined to find out the truth. Sorting through clues as her brain heals, she realizes she has a rare opportunity-to reexamine the life she's made and the man she's made it with.
A small town in Germany, John Le Carré
The sand dog, Sarah Lean
Grandfather had been gone for two years but I never thought it would be an ordinary day he'd come back, like a Monday or a Tuesday... I always knew he'd return across the water, triumphing over a few monsters on the way, I just didn't know when... When Azi's grandfather leaves their small Mediterranean island, Azi waits every day for him to return. The arrival of a nesting turtle and a small sandy dog convinces Azi that it must mean that Grandfather is on his way. As Azi digs deeper into the past, he begins to unravel hidden secrets and starts to find out just how alike he and his grandfather really are. And without him, Azi knows he will never feel complete...
The children, Ann Leary
Charlotte Maynard rarely leaves her mother's home; the sprawling Connecticut lake house that belonged to her late stepfather, Whit Whitman, and the generations of Whitmans before him. While Charlotte and her sister grew up at Lakeside, their stepbrothers, Spin and Perry, were welcomed as weekend guests. But now the grown boys own the estate, which Charlotte's mother occupies by their grace. When Spin, the youngest and favourite of all the children, brings his fiancé home for the summer, she breathes new life into their rarefied world. But as the wedding draws near, and flaws surface in the family's polite veneer, an array of simmering resentments and unfortunate truths are exposed, with devastating consequences.
The lady's guide to petticoats and piracy, Mackenzi Lee
Hoping to travel to Germany to ask for help enrolling in medical school, Felicity has no money for the trip until a mysterious woman offers to travel with her and pay her way, which ends up entangling Felicity in a perilous quest across Europe.
The tycoon's outrageous proposal, Miranda Lee
'There's nothing more desirable than a woman who wants you despite herself.' Australian tycoon and international playboy Byron Maddox is used to getting what he wants. And for some reason he wants shy PA Cleo Shelton. Cleo is sure it's only because she's turned him down--finally free of an abusive marriage, she's enjoying her independence and has no intention of being under the thumb of another man! Especially a man she finds irresistibly alluring...But Byron won't be thwarted so easily--and as he proposes one sizzling night together, Cleo's resistance is crumbling under the force of his expert seduction!
One day a dot, Ian Lendler
Starting with one tiny dot and continuing through the Big Bang to the rise of human societies, the story of our universe is told in simple and vivid terms. But the biggest question of all cannot be answered: Where did that one dot come from?
The powerhouse: inside the invention of a battery to save the world, Steve LeVine
A worldwide race is on to perfect the next engine of economic growth, the advanced lithium-ion battery. It will power the electric car, relieve global warming, and catapult the winner into a new era of economic and political mastery. Can the United States win? Steve LeVine was granted unprecedented access to a secret federal laboratory outside Chicago, where a group of geniuses is trying to solve this next monumental task of physics. But these scientists--almost all foreign born--are not alone. With so much at stake, researchers in Japan, South Korea, and China are in the same pursuit. The drama intensifies when a Silicon Valley start-up licenses the federal laboratory's signature invention with the aim of a blockbuster sale to the world's biggest carmakers. The Powerhouse is a real-time, two-year thrilling account of big invention, big commercialization, and big deception. It exposes the layers of competition and ambition, aspiration and disappointment behind this great turning point in the history of technology
The biology of desire: why addiction is not a disease., Marc D Lewis
Neuroscientist Lewis (Memoirs of an Addicted Brain) presents a strong argument against the disease model of addiction, which is currently predominant in medicine and popular culture alike, and bolsters it with informative and engaging narratives of addicts' lives. Even when presenting more technical information, Lewis shows a keen ability to put a human face on the most ground-breaking research into addiction. Likewise, he manages to make complex findings and theories both comprehensible and interesting. This book, written with hopeful sincerity, will intrigue both those who accept its thesis and those who do not.
Sweet fruit, sour land, Rebecca Ley
When a wealthy client visits Mathilde's dressmaking shop, she finds herself drawn into the only surviving circle of luxury left in a barren London. Attending parties offers a welcome escape from life governed by ration cards and a strictly enforced child policy. Here she meets enigmatic government minister, George, and piano-playing Jaminder, with whom an intense friendship blossoms. As their relationship grows stronger, George's grip on Mathilde tightens, as she tries to discover where the illicit food is coming from, where women disappear to, and what price she must pay to avoid bringing a child into a cruel, ever-changing world.
Snare, Lilja Sigurðardóttir
After a messy divorce, attractive young mother Sonja is struggling to provide for herself and win sole custody of her son. With her back to the wall, she resorts to smuggling cocaine into Iceland, and finds herself caught up in a ruthless criminal world. As she desperately looks for a way out of trouble, she must pit her wits against her nemesis, Bragi, a customs officer, whose years of experience frustrate her new and evermore daring strategies. Things become even more complicated by the fact that Sonja is in a relationship with a woman, Agla. Once a high-level bank executive, Agla is currently being prosecuted in the aftermath of the Icelandic financial crash. Set in a Reykjavik still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption, and with a fast-paced and chilling plot and intriguing characters, Snare is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.
The affiliate, KA Linde
On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm's lifelong plans come to fruition when she's chosen for one of the most prestigious positions in her homeland--an Affiliate to the Queen. Or so she thinks. When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene's position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have... King Edric himself. Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom.
The bound, KA Linde
Cyrene Strohm is a Queen's Affiliate, a high-ranking official of the court of Byern, with power and privilege to spare. But she's also a keeper of dangerous secrets: like the fact that she holds the heart of the King, and that she possesses magic in a world where magic no longer exists. Determined to discover what this means and how to use her newfound abilities, Cyrene sets off for the distant land of Eleysia. An island nation where Affiliates are strictly forbidden from entering. But the journey is perilous, and the destination may mean utter ruin, as Cyrene comes to learn that everything she's been told her whole life - about her court, her homeland, and even herself--are bound in a beautiful lie.
, KA Linde
After the loss of a friend and a false imprisonment in an Eleysian dungeon, Cyrene has no interest in destiny. Her heart was shattered, friends scattered, and her home is nothing but a pretty illusion. Even her magic won't cooperate. Only desperation can turn her to the last person she should trust: Prince Kael. His darkness mirrors a growing force lurking within her. A struggle she never imagined threatens to consume her. And as friends and foes begin to show their true colours, she starts questioning whether anyone is who they seem. Even herself.
The society, KA Linde
War is on the horizon. All while a new power grows strong, threatening the very balance of good and evil. Desperate to save her homeland, Cyrene goes in search of the dragons that may be the key to ending this battle--and heal her dying friend. Can Cyrene master her magic to save the world?
The girl with the red balloon, Katherine Locke
When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she's caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall–but even to the balloon makers, Ellie's time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything–including her only way home–to stop the process.
The spy with the red balloon, Katherine Locke
Siblings Ilse and Wolf hide a deep secret in their blood: with it, they can work magic. And the government just found out. Blackmailed into service during World War II, Ilse lends her magic to America's newest weapon, the atom bomb, while Wolf goes behind enemy lines to sabotage Germany's nuclear program. It's a dangerous mission, but if Hitler were to create the bomb first, the results would be catastrophic. When Wolf's plane is shot down, his entire mission is thrown into jeopardy. Wolf needs Ilse's help to develop the magic that will keep him alive, but with a spy afoot in Ilse's laboratory, the letters she sends to Wolf begin to look treasonous. Can Ilse prove her loyalty, and find a way to help her brother, before their time runs out?
Wild wicked Scot, Julia London
Born into riches and groomed in English luxury, Margot Armstrong didn't belong in a Scottish chieftain's devil-may-care world. Three years ago she fled their marriage of convenience and hasn't looked back-except to relive the moments spent in wild, rugged Arran McKenzie's passionate embrace. But as their respective countries' fragile unity threatens to unravel, Margot must return to her husband to uncover his role in the treachery before her family can be accused of it. Red-haired, green-eyed Margot was Arran's beautiful bride. Her loss has haunted him, but her return threatens everything he has gained. As the Highland mists carry whispers of an English plot to seize McKenzie territory, he must out maneuver her in games of espionage, and seduction. But even as their secrets tangle together, there's nothing to prevent love from capturing them both and leading them straight into danger.
Room to dream, David Lynch
David Lynch; co-creator of Twin Peaks and writer and director of ground-breaking films such as Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along the way and the struggles he has faced; sometimes successful, sometimes not, to bring his projects to fruition. Part-memoir, part-biography, Room To Dream interweaves Lynch's won reflections on his life with the story of those times, as told by Kristine McKenna, drawing from extensive and explosive interviews with ninety of Lynch's friends, family members, actors, agents, musicians and collaborators. Lynch responds to each recollection and reveals the inner story of the life behind the art. Room to Dream is a landmark book that offers unique insight into the life and mind of one of the world's most enigmatic and original living artists.
Kingdom of Ash., Sarah J Maas
Aelin Galathynius's journey from slave to king's assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . . Aelin has risked everything to save her people-but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day... With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them.
Tom Clancy's Line of sight, Mike Maden
Twenty years ago, Dr. Kathy Ryan restored the eyesight of a young Bosnian girl who had been injured during an attack in the Balkan War. Today, her son, Jack Ryan Jr. has decided to surprise his mother by tracking down the young lady. What he finds shocks them both. The helpless child has grown into a remarkable woman. Aida Curic is a self-possessed beauty who runs a refugee agency that helps the children of her native Bosnia. Jack finds himself drawn to her, but before he can act on his feelings, she's snatched off the streets of Sarajevo by kidnappers. In Jack's desperate search for Aida, he finds himself opposed by everyone from Serbian mobsters to Croatian paramilitary units. The Balkan War may have ended two decades ago, but the region still seethes with ethnic animosities. The deeper Jack plunges into this world the more he faces a disturbing truth: the scars of war fester long after the surface has healed.
The missing Beaumont children: 50 years of mystery and misery, Michael Madigan
The case of the "Missing Beaumont Children" has been forged into Australia's psyche and soul like no other crime. A crime so shocking that it has often been described as a defining moment in this country's history. After 50 years of intense police investigation the whereabouts of Jane (9), Arnna (7) and Grant Beaumont (4) is still a mystery; Australia's most famous unsolved crime. On the morning of January 26, 1966 the three children set off from their Somerton Park home on a bus to Glenelg to enjoy a brief excursion at Adelaide's most popular beach. Apart from a brief sighting from the family postman early on that afternoon, there has been no other confirmed sightings of the children since. The 'mystery' of the children's disappearance has often overshadowed the 'misery' the Beaumont parents have had to endure. This book takes the reader inside the trauma of Nancy and Grant; from the panic and heart-breaking first few days to the utter despair in later years.
The plant Messiah: adventures in search of the world's rarest species, Carlos Magdalena
From the world's tiniest waterlily to the 'Coral Tree', Carlos Magdalena has an uncanny ability to bring rare, breath-takingly beautiful plants back from the brink of extinction. As botanical horticulturist at London's famous Kew Gardens the most biodiverse place on the planet he has over 7,000 species under his care in his 'Noah's Ark' plant nursery. He is highly regarded around the world for his pioneering work with waterlilies, battling to save rare specimens against man-made ecological destruction and even thieves hunting for wealthy collectors. Carlos travels to remote and dangerous locations from the jungles of Mauritius to the most remote areas of the Australian outback and develops ground-breaking, leftfield techniques to encourage weird and wonderful plants to propagate and prosper. In The Plant Messiah, Carlos shares his thrilling adventures, telling the stories of these incredible plants and his lifetime spent racing to save them.
Return to Rosalee Station, Mandy Magro
Can they find the path to forgiveness and healing, or will grief keep them apart forever? After eight years of marriage, Sarah Walsh had thought she and Matt would be together forever. But when a fatal accident serves up the cruellest punishment any mother could face, their relationship falters. Sarah is helpless as Matt flies off the rails - she braves one last-ditch attempt to try and make him see they need to work together to get through the heartache. But will it be enough? And what about her - how does she go on alone? Reeling from devastation and guilt, Matt gets the wakeup call he needs to save his marriage before it's too late. But the way forward is littered with obstacles, and he can see it's only by returning to the outback beauty and isolation of Rosalee Station that he has any chance to reclaim the man he once was. But will this separation end up costing him everything?
The lost vintage: a novel, Ann Mah
To become one of only a few hundred certified wine experts in the world, Kate must pass the notoriously difficult Master of Wine examination. She's failed twice before; her third attempt will be her last chance. Suddenly finding herself without a job and with the test a few months away, she travels to Burgundy to spend the fall at the vineyard estate that has belonged to her family for generations. There she can bolster her shaky knowledge of Burgundian vintages and reconnect with her cousin Nico and his wife, Heather, who now oversee day-to-day management of the grapes. The one person Kate hopes to avoid is Jean-Luc, a talented young winemaker and her first love.
Going to the mountain: life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson Mandela, Ndaba Mandela
An intimate look at one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known through the eyes of a child whose life he changed forever. To the rest of the world, Nelson Mandela was a giant: an anti-apartheid revolutionary, a world-renowned humanitarian, and South Africa's first black president. To Ndaba Mandela, he was simply 'Granddad.' In Going to the Mountain, Ndaba tells how he came to live with Mandela shortly after he turned eleven, having met each other only once, years before, when Mandela was imprisoned at Victor Verster Prison, and how the two of them slowly, cautiously built a relationship that would affect both their lives in extraordinary ways.
Baby sleep solution: the proven non "Cry-It-Out" method to help your baby to sleep through the night, JC Maria
Your new-born baby cannot sleep all night. Are you looking for the method to help your baby to sleep through the night? What should you do? You have a baby and you're ready to bring them home. You're happy with new life and everything about your journey should be positive. But sometimes, you don't know what to do when your baby cannot sleep and the stress that comes with it is intolerable. No matter how patient you try to be, there will still be times when you get burnt out. This is why you need to read this book. You will learn everything you need to know to help your baby sleep through the night. You can teach your baby to fall asleep by their own. You will learn about your baby's life that effect how their sleep, because eating and bedtime routines are all affected how well and how long your baby can sleep. This guide also helps you have a great and relaxing of the bed time while your baby also sleep near you. So get this book now and train your baby to sleep soundly.
The man of feeling, Javier Marías
On a train journey from Paris to Madrid a young opera singer becomes fascinated by those in his compartment: a middle-aged businessman, his alluring wife and their male travelling companion. Soon his life of constant travel, luxury hotels, rehearsal and performance will become entangled with these three people, and the singer will find himself fatefully consumed by Natalia's beauty. The Man of Feeling is the haunting story of the birth and death of a passion, told in retrospect. Intricately interweaving desire and memory, it explores the nature of love, and asks whether we can ever truly recall something that no longer exists.
Primary target, Jack Mars
Luke Stone is a 29 year old veteran who has seen enough battle to last a lifetime. Luke is tapped by the Special Response Team, a secretive new FBI agency (led by his mentor Don Morris) to tackle the most high-stake terrorism operations in the world. Still haunted by his wartime past and newly married to an expecting Becca, Luke is dispatched on a mission to Iraq, with his new partner Ed Newsam, to bring in a rogue American contractor. But what begins as a routine mission mushrooms into something much, much bigger. When the President's teenage daughter, kidnapped in Europe and ransomed by terrorists, Luke may be the only one in the world who can save her before it is too late.
A fatal mistake, Faith Martin
Summer 1960, Oxford In the glorious sunshine of Oxford, on a day when everyone should be celebrating, tragedy strikes when a university student is found floating in the river, dead. Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday finds herself paired with coroner Clement Ryder to investigate and it soon becomes clear that this case is not going to be easy. The witnesses all refuse to give a straight answer, each new lead sends them in a new direction and tales of other missing youngsters add further mystery to the investigation. One thing is certain though, something doesn't seem quite right about the university's most popular student.
A fatal obsession, Faith/ Martin
Oxford, 1960. There's a murderer on the loose and two unlikely heroes are poised to solve the case. Meet Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday - smart, enthusiastic and always underestimated. In the hope of getting her out of the way, Trudy's senior officer assigns her to help coroner Clement Ryder as he re-opens the case of a young woman's death. She can't believe her luck - she is actually going to be working on a real murder case. Meanwhile, the rest of the police force are busy investigating a series of threats and murders in the local community, and Clement can't help but feel it's all linked. As Trudy and Clement form an unlikely partnership, are they going to be the ones to solve these crimes before the murderer strikes again?
I have loved me a man: the life and times of Mika, Sharon Mazer
The story of a queer brown boy in a big white world. From the Old Mill Disco in Timaru to San Francisco's ACT UP protests, through Jazzercise and drag, AIDS and homosexual law reform, I Have Loved Me a Man takes readers inside the LGBTQI social revolution that has moved New Zealand and much of the world from the 1960s to the present day through the story of the one, the only, queer M ori performance artist: Mika Haka. Mika grew up in Timaru, was adopted into a white family, and learnt Māori culture from the back of a cereal box. He discovered disco in the 1970s, worked with Carmen, Dalvanius Prime, Merata Mita and others to develop outrageous stage shows that toured the world, acted in local television shows and came out on screen with Harvey Keitel, playing a takat pui role in Jane Campion's Academy Award-winning film The Piano. Mika has never been in the closet: his life has been an ongoing production of both the fabulous and the revolutionary. This highly visual book interweaves archival and historical research with images hand-picked from Mika's extensive archive to reveal the life and times of a queer brown boy from Aotearoa who took on the big white world.
How to give up plastic: a guide to saving the world, one plastic bottle at a time, Will McCallum
Plastic is everywhere - from the deepest canyons in the ocean to the frozen Arctic tundra. 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals; by 2020 there is likely to be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can you make a difference? This book offers a handy guide for what we can do in our own homes, communities and workplaces to start bringing about the end of our plastic dependent age. It covers all ground, from easy wins such as using a reusable keep cup for your morning coffee, to lesser-known hacks like fixing a filter to your washing machine to catch some of the mircofibres released from your clothes (microfibres are responsible for up to 30% of plastic in the ocean). But it will also help you to be a part of big changes, offering insights into how to lobby for impactful legislation and how to put pressure on big corporations to reduce the use of plastic on a global scale. Packed with the latest research, useful tips, and anecdotes from scientists in the field and success stories from local communities round the world - this is an essential overview of why we should all be working together no matter where we are in the world to reduce the amount of plastic being produced.
Where the world ends, Geraldine McCaughrean
In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stack to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned. And how can they survive, housed in stone and imprisoned on every side by the ocean?
Where the river runs, Fleur McDonald
In the tradition of the acclaimed Red Dust, Where the River Runs is a brilliantly told rural story of long-held family secrets.
The Diggers rest hotel, Geoffrey McGeachin
In 1947, two years after witnessing the death of a young Jewish woman in Poland, Charlie Berlin has re-joined the police force a different man. Sent to investigate a spate of robberies in rural Victoria, he soon discovers that World War II has changed even the most ordinary of places and people. An ex-bomber pilot and former POW, Berlin is struggling to fit back in: grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder, the ghosts of his dead crew and his futile attempts to numb the pain.
Sensitive new age spy, Geoffrey McGeachin
All Alby wants is a decent coffee and a day off. But there's a hijacked tanker with a deadly cargo in Sydney Harbour, and bullets are flying on board a US Navy cruiser. Three sailors are dead and a Seahawk chopper is missing. Who's behind the mayhem? Why is the government intent on shutting down Alby's investigation? What's the connection to the smooth-talking Reverend Priday, spiritual leader to the upwardly mobile? And can Alby trust Lieutenant Kingston, a weapons specialist with the longest legs he's ever seen on a sailor and not a tattoo anywhere on her stunning body? Special agent Alby Murdoch, reluctant hero of the riotous D-E-D Dead!, is right back in the thick of things in another hilarious, page-turning romp.
Python adventure, Anthony McGowan
Amazon and her cousin Frazer are members of tracks. Normally they protect the world's rarest animals, but their mission just got personal. Amazon's parents have been kidnapped - and the trail leads to the buzzing city of Mumbai, India.
The poet prince, Kathleen McGowan
Maureen Paschal goes to Florence, where she begins training in the secret teachings of The Order of the Holy Sepulchre. Under the guidance of her new teacher, Destino, she discovers the fascinating story of Lorenzo de Medici -- the godfather of the Renaissance and the greatest patron of the arts in history. But Lorenzo's obsession was not with culture alone. Instead, he worked carefully to create a body of work which would preserve a series of ancient secrets -- secrets too powerful and dangerous to be committed to writing. But Maureen's most explosive discovery affects the person closest to her, as she realises that her lover, Berenger, shares an extraordinary legacy with Lorenzo de Medici. Both men were born under the auspices of a prophecy found in the early writing of the Bloodline -- the prophecy of the Poet Prince. But as Berenger and Maureen explore the daunting task of filling Lorenzo's place in the 21st Century, they find themselves the subject of an ancient vendetta hell-bent on destroying the heresy and ending Maureen's life in the process.
Clash of beasts, Lisa McMann
Charlie, Mac, and Maria managed to rescue the Project Chimera scientists from the devious Dr. Gray, but they couldn't stop him. Now he's closer than ever to enacting his dreadful master plan to transform all of humanity into a monstrous new species. And even worse, Kelly has betrayed her friends and joined forces with him. To defeat their beastly foes, Charlie and the others are going to need help. Luckily, they just saved the creators of the bracelets that give them their unbelievable powers, and they're about to get an upgrade. With even fiercer abilities, it's finally time for these kids to unleash their wild sides and save the world.
There's a tui in our teapot = He tūī kei rō tīpāta, Dawn McMillan
There's a tui in our teapot. He's looking out at me. A tui in the teapot? Yes ... he wants a cup of tea! A tui and his various friends including takahe, kea, korimako (bellbird), pukeko and hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin) invade the family kitchen, getting up to all kinds of high jinks and making a tremendous mess! What will Nan say when she sees what the hilarious gang of mischievous birds have done to her kitchen?
The edge of lost, Kristina Mcmorris
On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard's only daughter--one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island--has gone missing. Tending the warden's greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl's whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search's outcome. Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living as an aspiring vaudevillian in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world. Skillfully weaving these two stories, Kristina McMorris delivers a compelling novel that moves from Ireland to New York to San Francisco Bay. As her finely crafted characters discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell--and believe--in order to survive.
Sold on a Monday: a novel, Kristina McMorris
2 CHILDREN FOR SALE. The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It's an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined. Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value. Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens - a journey of ambition, love and the far-reaching effects of our actions.
Up at Butternut Lake, Mary McNear
It's summer, and after ten years away, Allie Beckett has returned to her family's cabin beside tranquil Butternut Lake, where as a teenager she spent so many carefree days. She's promised her five-year-old son, Wyatt, they will be happy there. She's promised herself this is the place to begin again after her husband's death in Afghanistan. The cabin holds so many wonderful memories, but from the moment she crosses its threshold Allie is seized with doubts. Has she done the right thing uprooting her little boy from the only home he's ever known?
The final act, Rebecca McRitchie
'As a blazing inferno rages through Whitby City, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt see their last clue go up in flames and their journey to find their parents has seemingly come to a fiery end. That is until the siblings spot a very familiar man in the crowd. In the final act to this dramatic tale, Whimsy and Woe must escape villainous thieves, travel beneath a desert, climb the Mountainous Mountains and perform a death-defying trapeze act in the Benton Brothers Circus . . . all before going undercover at the annual Thespian Society Masquerade Ball. Can they stop The Purple Puppeteer's evil plans in time and rescue their parents? Or will The Purple Puppeteer pull their family's strings forever? From talented author Rebecca McRitchie and award-winning illustrator Sonia Kreschmar comes the thrilling conclusion to Whimsy and Woe.
Whimsy & Woe, Rebecca McRitchie
After being abandoned by their thespian parents, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt are left in the care of their austere Aunt Apoline. Forced to work in Apoline's boarding house, slaving at the beck and call of outlandish and demanding guests, and sharpening the thorns of every plant in the poisonous plant garden, Whimsy and Woe lose all hope that their parents will ever return. Until one day, quite by accident, the siblings stumble upon a half-charred letter that sets them on a course to freedom and finding their parents.
The lost pilots: the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple, Corey Mead
The Sahara Desert, February 1962: the wreckage of a plane emerges from the sands revealing, too, the body of the plane's long-dead pilot. But who was he? And what had happened to him? Baker Street, London, June 1927: twenty-five-year-old Jessie Miller had fled a loveless marriage in Australia, longing for adventure in the London of the Bright Young Things. At a gin-soaked party, she met Bill Lancaster, fresh from the Royal Air force, his head full of a scheme that would make him as famous as Charles Lindbergh, who has just crossed the Atlantic. Lancaster wanted to fly three times as far; from London to Melbourne, and in Jessie Miller he knew he had found the perfect co-pilot. By the time they landed in Melbourne, the daring aviators were a global sensation, and, despite still being married to other people, deeply in love.
Two little girls, Kate Medina
The bookshop of yesterdays, Amy Meyerson
A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness, and a love of reading.
Beholden, Corinne Michaels
I tried resisting him. I fought to ensure history wouldn't repeat itself. In the end, Jackson and I knew he would win. He broke down my walls, obliterated every excuse, and made me love him against all odds. Then he shattered my heart into thousands of pieces. I can't let him back in. It was hard enough surrendering my heart the first time. If he hurts me again, I'll never survive. No matter what he thinks, we're beholden to our past.
Beloved, Corinne Michaels
Men suck. They break you. Leave you. Take everything until there's nothing left. And frankly, I'm done allowing them to make me feel insignificant. So, forget men. I'll just throw myself into my job, because at least that never fails me. Jackson has other plans, though. I refuse to be impressed by his perfect body, the cute dimple on his cheek, or the rugged stubble on his face. Jackson Cole can be resisted. But, I'm only fooling myself. He's going to wear me down. I can feel it. In the end he'll prove that once again, I'm no one's beloved.
Fast and loose, Fern Michaels
With the women of the Sisterhood away on a covert assignment, their significant others could be expected to kick back and enjoy a little drama-free downtime. But that's not the way Jack, Ted, Harry, Charles, and the rest of their comrades roll. An urgent call has come to the headquarters of their organization, BOLO Consultants. Bert Navarro, head of security for Countess Anna de Silva, suspects that Annie's deluxe casino, Babylon, is being stealthily and expertly robbed. But figuring out who's hacking into Babylon's security system proves more difficult than expected--and may have implications for one of BOLO's own. The security expert working for them has unlocked one hard fact--that there are more than enough suspects to investigate. But the men of BOLO will do what it takes to prove that, even in Vegas, there's no gambling with justice.
Fate & fortune, Fern Michaels
Vixen in Velvet: Beautiful, well-bred Victoria Rawlings sees only one way to avoid an arranged marriage--switching places with a tavern maid. Her daring scheme leads her to Marcus Chancelor, who, like Tori, is not what he seems. The handsome American secretly poses as a highwayman to support a besieged colony. Once their identities are unmasked, will Tori seize a chance at happiness, far beyond the safety she's known? Whitefire: Katerina Vaschenko seeks vengeance against the marauders who destroyed her village and stole her priceless horses for the mad czar. But she never dreamed that her sworn enemy the Mongol prince would be the one to aid her quest. Or that together, they would forge a destiny as magnificent as the land that is their glorious heritage.
High stakes, Fern Michaels
Investigative reporter Dennis West joined forces with the men of the Sisterhood to help fight corruption and greed on behalf of underdogs everywhere. Now he and his band of brothers are on a mission to help an old friend in danger: Toby Mason was a whip-smart college nerd–nothing like the buff dancer at the Supper Club who's reached out to Dennis. The owners of the Supper Club adult-entertainment franchise have expanded their empire through tours, contests, and calendars. But Toby suspects the Supper Clubs offer a convenient front for a major drug trafficking operation–and those suspicions have become known to his employers. At the top-secret headquarters of BOLO Consultants, Dennis, Jack, Abner, Ted, Harry, and the rest of the crew gather to formulate a plan. It'll mean going deep undercover, but the men of the Sisterhood are breaking out their most impressive moves to stop a criminal network that's stayed two steps ahead of justice for too long...
Truth or dare, Fern Michaels
The Sisterhood: a group of women bound by friendship and a quest for justice. Now their male allies, the Men of the Sisterhood, have formed a top-secret organization of their own, with the same goal of helping the helpless and righting the wrongs of the world... When the call comes, the Men of the Sisterhood drop everything to help their friends. This time it's Cyrus, their four-legged hound dog and unofficial mascot. While member Joe Espinosa is driving along an isolated country road with Cyrus in tow, he catches a glimpse of movement in the woods bordering the road and notes Cyrus pawing desperately at the car window. As soon as he pulls over to investigate, Cyrus bolts out the door and leads Joe to three children clustered together, bedraggled, silent, and scared out of their wits. As soon as he has brought the children to safety, Espinosa arranges an urgent meeting. Charles, Abner, Jack, Dennis, Harry and the rest of the crew gather at BOLO headquarters to hear a shocking story that confirms their worst suspicions. Many more children are still in danger. But in order to protect and avenge the victims, the team must use more cunning than ever before. With so many vulnerable young lives at stake, one mistake would be too many.
The devilish duke, Maddison Michaels
Devlin Markham, the notorious "Devil Duke" of Huntington, needs a woman. And not just any woman. If he can't woo one of the most eccentric bluestockings of the Ton within the month, he can kiss his hard-earned fortune goodbye. But he's always thought love a wasted emotion and marriage an inconvenience at best. And oddly enough, Lady Sophie Wolcott seems unmoved by his charm... When Sophie learns her beloved orphanage is in imminent danger, she will do anything to save it. Even marry a ruthless rake who takes what he wants in business and pleasure. A man who's everything she's always feared most-but whom she reluctantly begins yearning for. Then Sophie becomes the target of a killer lurking from the dark shadows of Devlin's past. And they find not only their lives in jeopardy but their very hearts.
The apprentice: Trump, Russia and the subversion of American democracy, Greg Miller
It has been called the political crime of the century: a foreign government, led by a brutal authoritarian leader, secretly interfering with the American presidential election to help elect the candidate of its choice. Now two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller investigates the truth about the Kremlin's covert attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win the presidency, Trump's steadfast allegiance to Vladimir Putin, and Robert Mueller's ensuing investigation of the president and those close to him. Based on interviews with hundreds of people in Trump's inner circle, current and former government officials, individuals with close ties to the White House, members of the law enforcement and intelligence communities, foreign officials, and confidential documents.
Baby Jane Doe, Julie Miller
Commissioner Shauna Cartwright knew she was stirring up a hornet's nest by reopening the Baby Jane Doe murder case. Now she faced the further wrath of the KCPD by recruiting the much-maligned Eli Masterson to get the job done. After witnessing the handsome, hard-nosed detective in action during a botched bank robbery, she sensed he would face down her enemies. However, she was overpowered by her scandalous sexual attraction to the IA investigator who pushed the limits of her authority in his die-hard need to protect her from a sadistic killer. Surrendering to temptation broke every departmental rule imaginable ... but as the case of Baby Jane Doe emerges from the shadows, would they risk their badges for love--and systematically stop a lethal traitor in his tracks?
Kansas City countdown, Julie Miller
They may have battled in the courtroom, but KCPD detective Keir Watson wasn't going to let their turbulent past stop him from protecting attorney Kenna Parker. She'd been attacked, escaping with her life but with no memory of who wanted to end it. And the only person she dared trust was Keir. With the clock ticking, every second grows more precious ... their feelings more intense. If Keir is going to discover Kenna's would-be killer, he has to focus on the case. But his attraction to Kenna is making this determined bachelor reconsider just what his idea of forever could mean.
Missing: baby, Julie Miller
After a near-fatal shootout at his sister's wedding, third-generation lawman Niall Watson comes home to a baby in distress. The abandoned new-born in his neighbour's apartment sends the Kansas City PD criminologist into rescue mode once again. Social worker Lucy McKane will do whatever it takes to protect the infant boy entrusted to her care. The tall, sexy ME next door may be clueless about her feelings for him, but Niall's the only one who can keep them safe. As a vengeful killer targets them, desire draws Lucy and Niall dangerously closer. Together, can they find justice and safeguard their newly created family?
How to bag a billionaire, Nina Milne
Another billionaire bagger caught climbing through the restroom window! Except Olivia Evans has no interest in billionaires even those as delicious as Adam Masterson. She just wants to track down Adam's father and if crashing a super-swanky party is the way to do it, so be it! Only she's caught red-handed by Adam himself! And now that Adam has become the subject of a billionaire hunt he has a proposition for Olivia. He'll help Olivia in her quest but only if she poses as his adoring girlfriend for the paps. It's a deal she can't refuse even if it does come with a luxury trip to Thailand and a whole heap of trouble!
Junkyard planet: travels in the billion-dollar trash trade, Adam Minter
When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday's newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don't want and turn it into something you can't wait to buy. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter-veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner-travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, multibillion-dollar industry that's transforming our economy and environment. Minter takes us from back-alley Chinese computer recycling operations to high-tech facilities capable of processing a jumbo jet's worth of recyclable trash every day. Along the way, we meet an unforgettable cast of characters who've figured out how to build fortunes from what we throw away: Leonard Fritz, a young boy "grubbing" in Detroit's city dumps in the 1930s; Johnson Zeng, a former plastics engineer roaming America in search of scrap; and Homer Lai, an unassuming barber turned scrap titan in Qingyuan, China. Junkyard Planet reveals how 'going green' usually means making money-and why that's often the most sustainable choice, even when the recycling methods aren't pretty.
A place for us, Fatima Farheen Mirza
A Place for Us catches an Indian Muslim family as they prepare for their eldest daughter's wedding. But as Hadia's marriage; one chosen of love, not tradition, gathers the family back together, there is only one thing on their minds: can Amar, the estranged younger brother of the bride, be trusted to behave himself after three years away? A Place for Us tells the story of one family, but all family life is here. Rafiq and Layla must come to terms with the choices their children have made, while Hadia, Huda and Amar must reconcile their present culture with their parents' world, treading a path between old and new. And they must all learn how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest betrayals.
She walks in beauty, Siri L Mitchell
For a young society woman seeking a favourable marriage in the late 1890s, so much depends on her social season debut. Clara Carter has been given one goal: secure the affections of the city's most eligible bachelor. Debuting means plenty of work–there are corsets to be fitted, dances to master, manners to perfect. Her training soon pays off, however, as celebrity's spotlight turns Clara into a society-page darling. Yet Clara wonders if this is the life she really wants, especially when she learns her best friend has also set her sights on Franklin De Vries. When a man appears who seems to love her simply for who she is, and gossip backlash turns ugly, Clara realises it's not just her heart at stake–the future of her family depends on how she plays the game.
Dragon overnight, Sarah Mlynowski
Dory and her friends from Ms. Starr's Upside-Down Magic class set off on an overnight school field trip to Dragon Haven to see, and learn how to care for, dragons unfortunately there are other students with regular magic there as well, so it is not long before the trouble starts.
Showing off :, Sarah Mlynowski
Upside-Down Magic is shaking up the school! The kids in Upside-Down Magic know their magic is a little out of control. But that doesn't make them weird--it only makes them human. When things get messy, it's up to Nory, Bax, and their friends to find their way out of trouble before something really wacky happens.
Sticks and stones, Sarah Mlynowski
Nory, Bax, and their friends are in a special class at Dunwiddle Magic School, a class for children whose magic is unpredictable--and while Nory is finding an outlet for her dritten-self (a combination of a kitten and dragon), in the kittenball team, Bax is worried because all he can do is turn into a rock, and nobody knows why.
Weather or not, Sarah Mlynowski
When Willa's upside-down magic rains, it pours. Clouds form under ceilings. Classrooms get flooded. Umbrellas must always be nearby, just in case Willa has an outburst. Willa hates being the source of such sogginess. Even worse, the more she rains, the badder she feels and the badder she feels, the more she rains. All the storminess is threatening to drown her good grades and flood all her friendships. Is there any way to use magic to make the clouds disappear? Or is the storm of the century on its way?
Dark star, Lara Morgan
To protect Pip and fulfil her deal with Sulawayo, Rosie Black has joined Helios. But trouble is brewing within the ranks of the powerful organisation and a rebellion is rising. The stakes are high for Rosie. The survival of not only Pip and those she loves but the world as she knows it weighs heavily upon her. Who is part of the rebellion? And who is trying to take full control of Helios? And how does the mysterious Dark Star fit into these plans?
Equinox, Lara Morgan
Rosie's dad is locked away, Pip has abandoned her and Riley isn't telling her the full story. Rosie is still working in secret to try and take down the evil Helios group. But what sacrifices is she prepared to make to destroy Helios?
Genesis, Lara Morgan
Five hundred years into the future, the world is a different place. The Melt has sunk most of the coastal cities and Newperth is divided into the haves, the have-nots and the fringe dwellers. When Rosie Black, a have-not, finds an unusual box, she has no idea of the grave consequences of her discovery. A mysterious organisation wants it - and will kill to get it.
Our secrets and lies, Sinéad Moriarty
Can a mother be true to her children if she cannot be true to herself? Having her son and daughter at 21 forced Lucy Murphy to walk away from a glittering future. They are the loves of her life and she is determined that they will have wonderful lives. So a scholarship to a prestigious school seems like a golden opportunity for the twins, the fulfilment of every wish Lucy has for them. But Lucy is confusing her thwarted ambitions with what her children really want. After all, seventeen-year-olds have dreams of their own, dreams they cannot always share with their mother. Until catastrophe strikes, Lucy is blind to the cost of forcing her own wishes on the twins, particularly her sensitive daughter. To have any hope of surviving as a family, all three will have to face up to some surprising and difficult truths.
Arcadia, Di Morrissey
A breath-taking Tasmanian tale of ancient forests; of art and science; of love and, above all, of friendship. In the 1930s, in an isolated and beautiful corner of southern Tasmania, a new young wife arrives at her husband's secluded property - Arcadia. Stella, an artist, falls in love with Arcadia's wild, ancient forest. And when an unknown predator strikes, she is saved by an unusual protector... Two generations later, Stella's granddaughter, Sally, and her best friend, Jessica, stumble over Stella's secret life in the forest and find themselves threatened in turn. What starts as a girls' adventurous road trip becomes a hunt for the story of the past, to solve the present, and save their future.
Ajax, the kea dog: a working dog's life in the high country, Corey Mosen
Together, Corey and Ajax travel through the steep high country throughout the South Island searching out kea nests. Their part in the kea conservation effort is essential and both Ajax and Corey can rightly be called conservation heroes. This heart-warming story describes how Ajax was trained to be one of the very few kea detection dogs in the world and tells of his various escapades in the unpredictable wilds of the steep back-country, including flying in helicopters, working in blizzards, heavy rain and dense fog, escaping from angry wasps and sleeping out in the bitter cold. The strong connection between Ajax and Corey has proved vital to their survival and the important work that they do. Ajax is slowing down now and soon his high-country days will be over.
The greatest love story ever told: an oral history, Megan Mullally
The popular comedic couple trace the story of their relationship, sharing anecdotes, family photos and secrets that reveal how they overcame considerable social differences through their shared values and mutual love of music and laughter.
The elephant vanishes, Haruki Murakami
In these haunting, hilarious stories Murakami once again makes a determined assault on the normal. A man's favourite elephant simply vanishes; a couple suffering midnight hunger pangs hold up a McDonalds; and a woman finds she is irresistible to a green monster that burrows through her garden.
Men without women: stories, Haruki Murakami
A dazzling new collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.
Lolita, Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause celebre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness. Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in this account of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hyper-civilised European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of post-war America, but most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.
Dare you to lie, Amber Lynn Natusch
When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her. All Ky cares about is clearing her father's name, but someone won't let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the annoyingly attractive rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her. Determined to expose the town's hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she'd forgive and forget. They're about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.
The fiend and the forge, Henry H Neff
The maelstrom, Henry H Neff
The world is at the brink of ruin ... or is it salvation? Astaroth has been weakened, and the demon Prusias is taking full advantage of the situation to create an empire of his own. His formidable armies are on the move, and Rowan is in their sights. Rowan must rely on Max McDaniels and David Menlo and hope that their combined powers can stop Prusias's war machine before it's too late. But even as perils loom, danger stalks their every move. Someone has marked Max for death and no one is above suspicion. Should the assassins succeed, Rowan's fate may depend on little Mina whose abilities are prodigious but largely untested. And where is Astaroth? Has he fled this world or is he biding his time, awaiting his next opportunity? In the Tapestry's fourth book, author-illustrator Henry H. Neff boldly raises the stakes in an epic tale of mankind's struggle to survive in a world now populated by demons and demigods and everything in between!
The red winter, Henry H Neff
An inventive and action-packed mix of fantasy, science fiction, and mythology, all in a realistic contemporary setting. Rowan has won a battle, but not the war. With proper allies, Rowan's armies could storm the demon stronghold, capture its ruler, and end the reign of demonkind. But while nations clash, a greater struggle lies elsewhere. In his desperate pursuit of Astaroth, Elias Bram scours the world for clues to the fiend's true origins, identity, and purpose. His horrifying discoveries hint that not only is humanity at risk, but the earth itself. Its fate may depend upon three children. With their unmatchable skills, it's up to Max McDaniels, David Menlo, and little Mina to tip the balance! In the Tapestry's final volume, Henry H. Neff concludes an unforgettable series in which magic can live, gods can die, and the highest stakes require the greatest sacrifice.
Bloody brilliant women: pioneers, revolutionaries & geniuses your history teacher forgot to mention, Cathy Newman
The natural home: tips, ideas & recipes for a sustainable life, Wendyl Nissen
In The Natural Home Wendyl shares how easy it is to lead a much healthier life just by making some small changes and remembering the simple way that people used to live. Combining the best information from Wendyl's previous books, including natural recipes for anything from cleaning your toilet to making your own bread, this is excellent advice on how to garden, create healthy food, make natural cleaning and beauty products and raise your baby chemical-free.
The natural home: tips, ideas & recipes for a sustainable life, Wendyl Nissen
Wendyl Nissen shares her approach to living a balanced and sustainable life based on an old-fashioned model of growing and cooking your own food, avoiding artificial products and doing your best to avoid letting unnecessary chemical cocktails into your life. In The Natural Home Wendyl shares how easy it is to lead a much healthier life just by making some small changes and remembering the simple way that people used to live. Combining the best information from Wendyl's previous books, including natural recipes for anything from cleaning your toilet to making your own bread, this is excellent advice on how to garden, create healthy food, make natural cleaning and beauty products and raise your baby chemical-free.
From my heart, Linda Nolan
Nice try, Jane Sinner., Lianne Oelke
Substandard television has never been funnier than in this novel about a smart and sarcastic teen's attempt to remake her public image and restore inner peace by posing as a community college student in a low-budget reality show.
The house we called home, Jenny Oliver
The house where Stella and her sister Amy grew up never changes - the red front door, the breath-taking view over the Cornish coast, her parents in their usual spots on the sofa. Except this summer, things feel a little different... Stella's father is nowhere to be seen, yet her mother - in suspiciously new Per Una jeans - seems curiously unfazed by his absence, and more eager to talk about her mysterious dog-walking buddy Mitch. Stella's sister Amy has returned home with a new boyfriend she can barely stand and a secret to hide, and Stella's husband Jack has something he wants to get off his chest too. Even Frank Sinatra, the dog, has a guilty air about him. This summer, change is in the air for the Whitethorns.
The empath's survival guide: life strategies for sensitive people, Judith Orloff
What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? "Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain," says Dr. Judith Orloff "But for empaths it goes much farther We actually feel others' emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have." With The Empath's Survival Guide, Dr. Orloff offers an invaluable resource to help sensitive people develop healthy coping mechanisms in our high-stimulus world-while fully embracing the empath's gifts of intuition, creativity, and spiritual connection. In this practical and empowering book for empaths and their loved ones, Dr. Orloff begins with self-assessment exercises to help you understand your empathic nature, then offers potent strategies for protecting yourself from overwhelm and replenishing your vital energy For any sensitive person who's been told to "grow a thick skin," here is your lifelong guide for staying fully open while building.
The tapping solution: a revolutionary system for stress-free living, Nick Ortner
Ortner describes not only the history and science of tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) but also the practical applications. In a friendly voice, he lays out easy-to-use practices, diagrams and worksheets that will teach readers, step-by-step, how to tap on a variety of issues. With chapters covering everything from the alleviation of pain to the encouragement of weight loss to fostering better relationships, Ortner opens readers' eyes to just how powerful this practice can be.
The companion's companion: offical guide, Clara Oswald
Wyoming legend, Diana Palmer
A Wyoming rancher finds love where he least expects it in this heart-warming second-chance romance. Micah Torrance could use a helping hand. Between managing his expansive Wyoming ranch and caring for his wilful little girl, Janey, Micah's plate is more than full. Usually it's not in this cowboy's nature to ask, but when beautiful Karina Carter offers her help, Micah can't resist. With her sweet smile and her easy way with Janey, Micah wants to trust her. But he knows better than anyone that love only leads to heartbreak. Champion ice-skater Karina Carter needs a fresh start while her body heals. Caring for little Janey is just temporary until she can get back on the ice--or so she keeps telling herself. But the longer she spends with this gorgeous single dad, the more drawn she is to him and the family they could share. Now if only she can convince him that she's here to stay, this new life with him could be beyond her wildest dreams.
Claimed for his duty, Tara Pammi
The wedding night they never had! Leah Huntington's safety was entrusted to Greek tycoon Stavros Sporades, but the rebellious heiress was a beacon for fortune hunters. The only way for Stavros to protect her was to marry her himself! But their marriage was just a facade. Five years later, the sassy woman who sashays back into Stavros's life demanding a divorce is completely different from the wayward girl he married. Stavros demands Leah prove her troubled past is behind her before he grants her freedom. But one night in their marital bed reveals that his alluring wife might have been innocent all along...
The Drakon baby bargain, Tara Pammi
A deal sealed with passion! Illegitimate and overlooked, Eleni, Princess of Drakon, yearns for a family. At a masquerade ball, one stolen kiss with a stranger sparks an opportunity! Gabriel Marquez wants her to care for his child--could this be Eleni's chance to strike a deal of her own? Gabriel, Drakon's biggest investor, is shocked by Eleni's bold bargaining...but a convenient marriage would be advantageous to them both. He'll gain a stand-in mother for his daughter, and Eleni will get the baby she longs for. Except Gabriel hasn't predicted the fire raging between them ... one which will bind them together forever!
His Drakon runaway bride, Tara Pammi
Found--his long-lost bride! Ariana Sakis walked out on her husband, Crown Prince Andreas Drakos, knowing her feelings were unrequited. For ten years she has hidden herself away, determined never to be made vulnerable by passion again and believing herself divorced. Until her new wedding day is interrupted by Andreas himself, declaring them still married! Furious at her betrayal, Andreas won't let Ariana escape him again. He'll take his revenge by claiming her for his throne--and his bed! But their passionate reunion threatens to undo darkhearted Andreas, and he soon realises that desire is even more binding than duty...
The Sicilian's surprise wife, Tara Pammi
Stefan Bianco is a man with one thing on his mind. Revenge. And the last person he expects to see hanging on the arm of his nemesis? The stunning Clio Norwood the only woman to ever resist his near-lethal brand of seduction. Clio's life has become a mere shadow of what it once was. But Stefan's searing gaze returns her to the fiery, passionate woman he once knew. Clio has the key to his revenge, and Stefan has the key to her freedom ... but only if he agrees to her shocking proposal!
The shortest way home: a novel, Miriam Parker
Hannah is finally about to have everything she ever wanted. With a high-paying job, a Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend about to propose, all she and Ethan have to do is make it through the last couple of weeks of grad school. But when, on a romantic weekend trip to Sonoma, Hannah is spontaneously offered a marketing job at a family-run winery and doesn't immediately refuse, their meticulously planned forever threatens to come crashing down. And then Hannah impulsively does the unthinkable - she takes a leap of faith. Abandoning your dream job and life shouldn't feel this good. But this new reality certainly seems like a dream come true--a picturesque cottage overlooking a vineyard; new friends with their own inspiring plans; and William, the handsome son of the winery owners who captures Hannah's heart only to leave for the very city she let go. Soon, the mission to rescue the failing winery becomes a mission to rescue Hannah from the life she thought she wanted. Crackling with humour and heart, The Shortest Way Home is the journey of one woman shedding expectations in order to claim her own happy ending.
I invited her in, Adele Parks
When Mel receives an unexpected email from her oldest friend Abi, it brings back memories she thought she had buried forever. Their friendship belonged in the past. To those carefree days at university. But Abi is recovering from a bad breakup and needs Mel's help, and she wants a place to stay. Just for a few days, while she sorts things out. It's the least Mel can do. After all, friends look out for each other, don't they? But when glamourous Abi enters Mel's modest but happy life, things quickly take an unexpected turn.
The private school murders, James Patterson
Wealthy young women are being murdered, and the police aren't looking for answers in the right places. Enter Tandy Angel. Her first case was the mystery of her parents' deaths. Now she's working to exonerate her brother of his girlfriend's homicide. And danger just got closer. One of the recent victims was a student at Tandy's own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer ... and Tandy perfectly fits the profile of the killer's targets. Can she untangle the mysteries in time? Or will she be the next victim? James Patterson keeps the confessions coming as Tandy delves deeper into her own tumultuous history and the skeletons in the Angel family closet.
The Paris mysteries, James Patterson
The City of Lights sets the stage for romance, drama and intrigue in the latest Confessions novel from the world's bestselling mystery writer! After investigating multiple homicides and her family's decades-old skeletons in the closet, Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her lost love in Paris. But as he grows increasingly distant, Tandy is confronted with disturbing questions about him, as well as what really happened to her long-dead sister. With no way to tell anymore who in her life she can trust, how will Tandy ever get to the bottom of the countless secrets her parents kept from her? James Patterson leads this brilliant teenage detective through Paris on a trail of lies years in the making, with shocking revelations around every corner.
The new biological economy: how New Zealanders are creating value from the land, Eric Pawson
For over a century, New Zealand has built its economy through a series of commodity-based booms - from wood and wool to beef and butter. Now the country faces new challenges. By doubling down on dairy farms, aren't New Zealanders destroying the clean rivers and natural reputation upon which the country's primary exports (and tourism) are based? And in a world where value is increasingly rooted in capital- and technology-intensive industries, can countries dependent on agriculture like New Zealand really sustain its high living standards by growing crops? This book takes readers out on to farms, orchards and vineyards, and inside the offices and factories of processors and exporters, to show how innovative New Zealanders are answering these challenges by building The New Biological Economy. From Icebreaker clothing to Mr Apple fruit exports, from milk and merino wool to wine and tourism, from high-end Berlin restaurants to the shelves of Sainsbury's, innovative companies are creating high-value, unique products, rooted in particular places, and making pathways to the niche markets where they can realise that value. The New Biological Economy poses key questions. Do dairy and tourism have a sustainable future? Can the primary industries keep growing without destroying the natural world? Does the future of New Zealand lie in high tech or in the innovations of a land-based economy?
All the forever things, Jolene B Perry
When Bree starts dating ultra-popular Bryce and neglects her best friend Gabriella, who lives and works in a funeral home, the only one at school who wants to spend time with "Graveyard Gabe" is Hartman, the new boy.
Has to be love, Jolene B Perry
Years ago, Clara survived a vicious bear attack. She's used to getting sympathetic looks around town, but meeting strangers is a different story. Yet her dreams go far beyond Knik, Alaska, and now she's got a secret that's both thrilling and terrifying--an acceptance letter from Columbia University. But it turns out her scars aren't as fixable as she hoped, and when her boyfriend begins to press for a forever commitment, she has second thoughts about New York. Then Rhodes, a student teacher in her English class, forces her to acknowledge her writing talent, and everything becomes even more confusing--especially with the feelings she's starting to have about him. Now all Clara wants to do is hide from the tough choices she has to make. When her world comes crashing down around her, Clara has to confront her problems and find her way to a decision. Will she choose the life of her dreams or the life that someone she loves has chosen? Which choice is scarier?
Stronger than you know, Jolene B Perry
After police intervention, fifteen-year-old Joy has finally escaped the trailer where she once lived with her mother and survived years of confinement and abuse. Now living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in a comfortable house, she's sure she'll never belong. Wracked by panic attacks, afraid to talk to anyone at her new school, Joy's got a whole list of reasons why she's crazy. With immense courage, Joy finds friends and grows closer to her new family. But just when hope is taking hold, she learns she must testify in her mother's trial.
Melmoth, Sarah Perry
Twenty years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for, and she has spent every day since barricading herself against its memory. But her sheltered life is about to change. A strange manuscript has come into her possession. It is filled with testimonies from the darkest chapters of human history, which all record sightings of a tall, silent woman in black, with unblinking eyes and bleeding feet: Melmoth, the loneliest being in the world. Condemned to walk the Earth forever, she tries to beguile the guilty and lure them away for a lifetime wandering alongside her. Everyone that Melmoth seeks out must make a choice: to live with what they've done, or be led into the darkness. Helen can't stop reading, or shake the feeling that someone is watching her. As her past finally catches up with her, she too must choose which path to take. Exquisitely written, and gripping until the very last page, this is a masterpiece of moral complexity, asking us profound questions about mercy, redemption, and how to make the best of our conflicted world.
A spark of light, Jodi Picoult
The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center, a women's reproductive health services clinic, its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone.
The omnivore's dilemma: the search for a perfect meal in a fast-food world, Michael Pollan
Catherine of Aragon, Alison Prince
Available for the first time as an ebook from the bestselling My Story series, Catherine of Aragon is a thrilling story-diary set among the pomp, plots and political wrangling of the Tudor court. It's 1501, and Eva is making the greatest trip of her life - from Spain to London as lady-in-waiting to the future Queen of England.
Why bad things happen to God's people: making sense of trials and tribulations in your life, Derek Prince
Derek Prince, one of the twentieth century's most trusted Bible teachers, invites you to face some of your most difficult circumstances head-on with hope. In Why Bad Things Happen to God's People, Prince shares timeless truths from the Book of Job that will keep you anchored during any storm.
Searching for beautiful, Jennifer Probst
Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming chief doctor at the local hospital, she's an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin ... and flings her right into her best friend's arms. When Wolfe catches his best friend falling out a window on her wedding day, he doesn't ask questions. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realises he may risk his most important relationship in order to protect his damaged heart, and the woman he loves. Can Genevieve and Wolfe's friendship turn into something deeper--or is it already too late for true love?
The searching for collection, Jennifer Probst
In Searching for Someday, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate's more than a savvy businesswoman: She's gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love's magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in Verily's used bookstore, and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered--and hot-bodied--divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won't destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate's newest client.
The girl on the page, John Purcell
Amy Winston is a hard-drinking, bed-hopping, hot-shot young book editor on a downward spiral. Having made her name and fortune by turning an average thriller writer into a Lee Child, Amy is given the unenviable task of steering literary great Helen Owen back to publication. When Amy knocks on the door of their beautiful townhouse in north west London, Helen and her husband, the novelist Malcolm Taylor, are conducting a silent war of attrition.
The parents' practical guide to resilience for children aged 2-10 on the autism spectrum, Jeanette Purkis
Children and young people with autism have the capacity to be independent and resilient which can help them live independently or be supported to live a fulfilling life and reach their full potential. This book empowers parents of autistic children aged two to ten to help them promote resilience in their child. Full of suggestions and simple activities, this easy-to-use resource will help guide parents on how to build the foundations of resilience and independence for situations such as school, new environments and relationships with other children. It includes information about the main developmental stages for children on the autism spectrum, and will take parents through life events and milestones at different ages and identify where difficulties and barriers to resilience may arise and how to address them.
Years of red dust: stories of Shanghai, Xiaolong Qiu
Published originally in the pages of Le Monde, this collection of linked short stories by Qiu Xiaolong has already been a major bestseller in France (Cite de la Poussiere Rouge) and Germany (Das Tor zur Roten Gasse), where it and the author was the subject of a major television documentary. These stories trace the changes in modern China over fifty years - from the early days of the Communist revolution in 1949 to the modernization movement of the late ninties - all from the perspective of one small street in Shanghai, Red Dust Lane. From the early optimism of the end of the Chinese Civil War, through the brutality and upheaval of the Cultural Revolution, to the death of Mao, the pro-democracy movement and the riots in Tiananmen Square - through the bulletins posted and the lives lived in this one lane, this one corner of Shanghai.
My tiny home farm: simple ideas for small spaces., Francine Raymond
A very cowboy Christmas, Kim Redford
Christmas is coming up, and single mom Sydney Steele is determined to make this a holiday to remember for Wildcat Bluff County. She still has to get those pesky, reluctant-and deliciously attractive-firefighting cowboys to pose for her charity calendar. They claim they're too busy pursuing an unknown arsonist to take a break. Dune Barrett has been flirting with Sydney for months, so he jumps at the chance to give her a hand. And when he agrees to pose as Mr. December, she couldn't be happier. But to really win her over, Dune will have to convince eleven other guys from his crew to exploit their good looks for charity ... a task much easier said than done.
Night flights, Philip Reeve
Anna Fang is a spy. An aviatrix. An escaped slave. But no one knows the whole story - until now. In the dangerous future world of Mortal Engines, huge motorized cities hunt, attack and devour each other. It is there that Anna's home was consumed by Arkangel, the great predator city. She was separated from her parents and kept as a slave in the dark belly of Arkangel - but Anna is determined to be free again. Ian McQue's stunning illustrations bring the city-eat-city world of Mortal Engines alive in these three original stories about the brave, bold, rebellious Anna Fang.
J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis, Katy Regnery
If the best man and maid of honour are both single, it's practically an unwritten rule that they should pork, so begins a rocky acquaintance between Jean-Christian "J.C." Rousseau and Libitz Feingold at the wedding of J.C.'s brother and Lib's best friend. While manslut best man J.C. is surprised when maid of honour Libitz soundly spurns his advances, his curiosity is piqued. The girl he couldn't have becomes the only one he wants. So, when he finds a seventy-year-old portrait in the attic of his sister's mansion that bears an uncanny resemblance to the prickly gallery owner, he enlists her help in solving a mystery seven decades in the making. Travelling from Philadelphia to New York to Marseille, a couple who started off as enemies will discover that even cynics can find true love - and mortal man is no match for destiny.
Marry me Mad Rousseau, Katy Regnery
For as long as Madeleine 'Mad' Rousseau can remember, she's been the sweet twin to her sister Jax's sassy. But after an especially painful break-up, Mad decides she's had enough of being sweet. Children's librarian during the day, she begins visiting Philly's seedier nightspots on a quest for adventure and experience. When Cortland 'Cort' Ambler, the ex-boyfriend of Mad's sister, Jax, saves her from disaster on one such evening, an unlikely friendship is born between the rebellious librarian and the moonlighting pianist and two broken hearts begin a journey toward being whole again.
Neanderthal seeks extra yarns, Penny Reid
A comprehensive collection of all short stories, deleted scenes, and special features from the Wall Street journal & USA today Knitting in the City series. Includes: Neanderthal Seeks Honeymoon, Neanderthal Seeks Baby, Interview with a Neanderthal, Friends Most-Definitely-With Benefits, Hacking the Hacke rChristmas with the Winstons, Beauty and the BeardScenes from the Hallway.
Neanderthal seeks extra yarns, Penny Reid
A comprehensive collection of all short stories, deleted scenes, and special features from the Wall Street journal & USA today Knitting in the City series.
Ninja at first sight, Penny Reid
What do a cynical former Marine and a sheltered former Olympic contender have in common? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. He has a girlfriend and she's never been kissed. He's sullenly sarcastic and she's earnestly empathetic. He can't stop thinking about her. She knows she should keep her distance. Nevertheless, when opposites attract the results may be unexpected, but they're also undeniably magnetic.
The three secret cities, Matthew Reilly
Hell hath no fury like four kingdoms scorned. The hunt for Jack West Jr has begun. A shadow world behind the real world. When Jack West Jr won the great games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil. A world with its own history, rules and prisons. Now these dark forces are coming after Jack ... In ruthless fashion. That is reaching into our world ... Explosively. With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the three secret cities, three incredible lost cities of legend. It's an impossible task by any reckoning, but jack must do it while he is being hunted ...
Caveboy Dave: not so Faboo, Aaron Reynolds
Twelve-year-old Dave Unga-Bunga is elected leader of the village after Shaman Faboo goes missing, and if Dave can't find Shaman Faboo and bring him back, he'll be doomed to take over as leader forever!
A history of humankind: the Doctor's official guide, Justin Richards
Over billions of years of time travel, the Doctor has run into his fair share of important people - and he's formed opinions on most of them too. Now the Twelfth Doctor has got hold of a history textbook from Coal Hill School, and he's decided to improve it with notes of his own. From Nefertiti to Robin Hood, this essential Doctor's guide gives us his unique take on Earth's most famous historical figures. Through annotations, scribblings and his trademark snarky humour, the Doctor has plenty to say about the pudding-brained humans he's met on his travels. It's history - but perhaps not quite as you know it.
Curfew., Phil Rickman
Every night for 400 years, a curfew bell has tolled from the church tower of Crybbe. Tradition is very important in this quiet, sombre town ... It's something an outsider wouldn't understand. But is it merely superstitious ritual, or is it the sole defense against an ancient evil?
The secrets of pain, Phil Rickman
Merrily Watkins, parish priest, single mother, exorcist, works for the Diocese of Hereford in a remote village on the border of England and Wales. Like many men and women doing an essentially medieval job in an increasingly secular society, she's never certain how much she can permit herself to believe. It doesn't help that she sometimes has to work with psychiatrists and the police. Or that her employer, the Church of England, is far from free of prejudice, sexism, greed and corruption. Or that Merrily's teenage daughter is more interested in paganism than the priesthood.
Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States Since FDR, Bruce O Riedel
Saudi Arabia and the United States have been partners since 1943, when President Roosevelt met with two future Saudi monarchs. Subsequent U.S. presidents have had direct relationships with those kings and their successors--setting the tone for a special partnership between an absolute monarchy with a unique Islamic identity and the world's most powerful democracy. Although based in large part on economic interests, the U.S.-Saudi relationship has rarely been smooth. Differences over Israel have caused friction since the early days, and ambiguities about Saudi involvement--or lack of it--in the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States continue to haunt the relationship. Now, both countries have new, still-to be-tested leaders in President Trump and King Salman.
The moon sister, Lucinda Riley
Tiggy Aplièse is doing the job she loves; working at a deer sanctuary up in the raw beauty of the highlands of Scotland. When the sanctuary has to close, she is offered a job on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate as a wildlife consultant by the elusive and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird, she has no idea that the move will not only irrevocably alter her future, but ironically, bring her into contact with her past. She meets Chilly, an ancient gipsy, who has lived for years on the estate, having fled from Spain seventy years before. He tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense, passed down from her gipsy ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home.
Everything's trash, but it's okay, Phoebe Robinson
A hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and a world that seems to always be a self-starting Dumpster fire. Wouldn't it be great if life came with an instruction manual? Of course, but like access to Michael B. Jordan's house, none of us are getting any. Thankfully, Phoebe Robinson is ready to share everything she's experienced in hopes that if you can laugh at her topsy-turvy life, you can laugh at your own. Written in her trademark unfiltered and singularly witty style, Robinson's latest essay collection is a call to arms. She tackles a wide range of topics, such as giving feminism a tough love talk in hopes it can become more intersectional; telling society's beauty standards to kick rocks; and demanding that toxic masculinity close its mouth and legs (enough with the manspreading already!), and get out of the way so true progress can happen
Tiffany blues: a novel, M J Rose
New York, 1924. Twenty-four-year-old Jenny Bell is one of a dozen burgeoning artists invited to Louis Comfort Tiffany's prestigious artists' colony. Gifted and determined, Jenny vows to avoid distractions and romantic entanglements and take full advantage of the many wonders to be found at Laurelton Hall. But Jenny's past has followed her to Long Island. Images of her beloved mother, her hard-hearted stepfather, waterfalls, and murder, and the dank hallways of Canada's notorious Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women overwhelm Jenny's thoughts, even as she is inextricably drawn to Oliver, Tiffany's charismatic grandson.
Confessions of the fox, Jordy Rosenberg
Jack Sheppard - a transgender carpenter's apprentice - has fled his master's house to become a notorious prison break artist, and Bess Khan has escaped the draining of the fenlands to become a revolutionary mastermind. Together, they find themselves at the centre of a web of corruption leading back to the dreaded Thief-Catcher General ... ...Or so we are told in a mysterious manuscript unearthed by one Professor R. Voth. Voth traces the origins and authenticity of the manuscript as Jack and Bess trace the connections between the bowels of Newgate Prison and the dissection chambers of the Royal College, in a bawdy collision of a novel about gender, love, and liberation.
Deck the hounds, David Rosenfelt
Reluctant lawyer Andy Carpenter doesn't usually stop to help others, but seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires him to give the pair some money to help. It's just Andy's luck that things don't end there. Soon after Andy's encounter with them, man and dog are attacked in the middle of the night on the street. The dog defends its new owner, and the erstwhile attacker is bitten but escapes. But the dog is quarantined and the man, Don Carrigan, is heartbroken.
Grocery: the buying and selling of food in America, Michael Ruhlman
Michael Ruhlman offers commentary on America's relationship with its food and investigates the overlooked source of so much of it -- the grocery store. In a culture obsessed with food -- how it looks, what it tastes like, where it comes from, what is good for us -- there are often more questions than answers. Ruhlman proposes that the best practices for consuming wisely could be hiding in plain sight -- in the aisles of your local supermarket. Using the human story of the family-run Midwestern chain Heinen's as an anchor to this journalistic narrative, he dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute food. Grocery examines how rapidly supermarkets -- and our food and culture -- have changed since the days of your friendly neighborhood grocer. But rather than waxing nostalgic for the age of mom-and-pop shops, Ruhlman seeks to understand how our food needs have shifted since the mid-twentieth century, and how these needs mirror our cultural ones.
Green River, running red, Ann Rule
Traces the serial murders of the Green River Killer, profiling Gary Ridgway as a happily married man who worked for the same company for thirty years, and discusses the DNA breakthroughs that established his link to the killings.
Deceived, Patricia H Rushford
Jennie McGrady's search for her missing father lands her in a lot of hot water, and now she's got to get out of Portland - fast. To Jennie's relief, her grandmother's response is a Caribbean cruise, where tropical breezes and endless beaches await. But danger is still on her heels. Lisa Calhoun has only one thing in common with her cousin Jennie: their age. A petite beauty with sparkling auburn hair and an eye for the perfect date, Lisa's idea of an adventure is trying on new nail polish. But she's entangled in another of Jennie's schemes, and the consequences could be deadly. Dominic Ramirez has both the wealth and the charm to sweep Jennie off her feet. But Jennie's still standing, and glimmers of his dark side have her worried. Suddenly the dream turns into a nightmare.
Race to death, Leigh Russell
When a man plummets to his death from a balcony at York races, his wife and brother become suspects in a murder enquiry. Meanwhile Richard is being stalked by a killer issuing death threats. Richard is reluctant to go to the police, for fear his own dark secret will be exposed. Newly promoted Detective Inspector Ian Peterson is investigating the death at the races when a woman's body is discovered. Shortly after that, Richard is killed. With three murders and no suspect, the investigation seems to be going backwards. Ian is determined to discover who is responsible.
Birthday drama!, Rachel Renee Russell
Penis envy and other bad feelings: the emotional costs of everyday life, Mari Ruti
Mari Ruti combines theoretical reflection, cultural critique, feminist politics, and personal experience to analyze the prevalence of bad feelings in contemporary everyday life.
Holy ghost, John Sandford
Beswitched, Kate Saunders
When Flora Fox's parents send their daughter off to boarding school, they have no idea that the train will take her back to 1935. On the journey Flora has a strange dream. She wakes up without her laptop or her phone, wearing a hideous uniform with ridiculous bloomers underneath. She is a new girl at St Winifred's, where the rules are mad, the food horrible, and the hairiness of the teachers unbelievable.
Shadow kin: a novel of the half-light city, M J Scott
When a beautiful wraith, a shadow who slips between worlds, is ordered by her master, the Blood Lord Lucius, to kill Simon DuCaine, a powerful sunmage who has promised to set her free, she must choose between trust, loyalty, the shadows and the light.
A gentleman never keeps score, Cat Sebastian
Once beloved by London's fashionable elite, Hartley Sedgwick has become a recluse after a spate of salacious gossip exposed his most-private secrets. Rarely venturing from the house whose inheritance is a daily reminder of his downfall, he's captivated by the exceedingly handsome man who seeks to rob him. Since retiring from the boxing ring, Sam Fox has made his pub, The Bell, into a haven for those in his Free Black community. But when his best friend Kate implores him to find and destroy a scandalously revealing painting of her, he agrees. Sam would do anything to protect those he loves, even if it means stealing from a wealthy gentleman. But when he encounters Hartley, he soon finds himself wanting to steal more than just a painting from the lovely, lonely man--he wants to steal his heart.
Wyoming Christmas surprise, Melissa Senate
This widow was raising quadruplets alone...then her husband returned! Moments before walking down the aisle again, Allie Stark finds her presumed-dead husband at her door. Yes, the former police sergeant had a darn good reason for his disappearance, but now Theo expects to just pick up where they left off? He missed the birth of four babies! It looks like they're both in for a big Christmas surprise.
The honeymoon, Tina Seskis
Before she sleeps: a novel, Bina Shah
In modern, beautiful Green City, the capital of Southwest Asia, gender selection, war, and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels. The government uses terror and technology to control its people, and now females must take multiple husbands to have children as quickly as possible. Yet there are some who resist, women who live in an underground collective and refuse to be part of the system. Secretly protected by the highest echelons of power, they emerge only at night to provide the rich and elite of Green City a type of commodity no one can buy: intimacy without sex. As it turns out, not even the most influential men can shield them from discovery and the dangers of ruthless punishment. This dystopian novel from one of Pakistan's most talented writers is a modern-day parable, The Handmaid's Tale for repressed women in Muslim countries everywhere. Before She Sleeps takes the patriarchal practices of female seclusion and veiling, gender selection, and control over women's bodies, amplifying and distorting them in a truly terrifying way to imagine a world of post-religious authoritarianism.
If tomorrow comes, Sidney Sheldon
Tracy Whitney is sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment due to a frame-up. On her escape, she uses her intelligence, beauty and ice-cold nerve, in a vendetta against the mobsters responsible.
Rage of angels, Sidney Sheldon
The story of a beautiful New York lawyer, who falls into a dangerous love triangle with two men--one a prominent politician, the other the head of the powerful Mafia family for whom she is counsel.
God Is good for you: a defence of Christianity in troubled times., Greg Sheridan
At a time of crisis for Christianity in the West, God is Good for You shows just why we need faith in our world.
Mindsight: change your brain and your life, Daniel J Siegel
The Ravenmaster: life with the ravens at the Tower of London, Christopher Skaife
Halloween in Cherry Hills, Paige Sleuth
Halloween has arrived in Cherry Hills, Washington--the worst time of the year for a black cat to go missing. But did Midnight sneak out, or was he kidnapped? It's up to Kat Harper to find out what really happened . . . before Midnight falls victim to the wrong person.
Thanksgiving in Cherry Hills, Paige Sleuth
Kat Harper expects her biggest Thanksgiving challenge to be coming up with an edible tofu pumpkin pie, but that all changes when a woman is mugged outside her apartment building. Now it's up to Kat and her two cats to figure out who in Cherry Hills would commit such a crime right before the big holiday.
Corridors of power, C P Snow
The plot thickens, R A Spratt
A mindfulness-based stress reduction workbook, Bob Stahl
Two mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) experts present a step-by-step, eleven-week program for effective stress reduction based on the concepts in Jon Kabat-Zinn's ground-breaking "Full Catastrophe Living".
A mindfulness-based stress reduction workbook for anxiety, Bob Stahl
Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health issues faced by society today. In The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, three MBSR experts provide powerful mindfulness meditations and exercises to help sooth anxiety, understand common triggers, and live more fully in the moment
Sanctuary, Allen M Steele
An edge of your seat hard SF adventure as colonists on a new world find that nothing is what they expected and that travelling to a distant star is far more dangerous than they'd ever imagined.
Die me a river, Denise Swanson
The chips are down in Scumble River School psychologist Skye Denison-Boyd had hoped that her maternity leave would be at least a little relaxing, but when she and her husband, Wally, meet with the priest to discuss their newborn twins' christening, an explosion at the nearby bowling alley rocks the rectory. And although the business was closed at the time of the blast, there's a body inside. As police chief, Wally is inevitably drawn into the investigation, which seems to indicate that foul play is afoot again in Scumble River, and Skye can't help but do a bit of her own sleuthing. But the clues come fast and furious, ranging from an odd new stranger in town to animosity toward the gambling machines that had recently been installed at the bowling alley, and Skye finds herself wondering if this could be the puzzle that stumps her for good.
Sticker girl and the cupcake challenge, Janet Tashjian
Student council is keeping Martina busy with a bake sale and cupcake-savvy Bev is excited to help out. The girls advertise their delicious creations and are thrilled to be invited to participate in a web show baking contest. Can Martina balance school and a ruthless cupcake competition, all while keeping her stickers in check? Or is this a recipe for disaster?
And now for something completely different, Jodi Taylor
Here's a question for you. What's the most exciting thing ever found in a fire bucket? And don't say 'fire' because you'll be wrong. Suppose - just suppose - it was the technology to take a pod to Mars? Yeah, now we're talking! Every Christmas, for reasons which seem good at the time - especially after an eggnog or two - Max and the others leap into the nearest pod and indulge in their illegal Christmas jump. It's a tradition. This year, however, just to be different, they find themselves part of someone else's illegal Christmas jump. It's time to don a spacesuit and bring your own urine!
Dark light, Jodi Taylor
From the frying pan into the fire Betrayed, terrified and alone, Elizabeth Cage has fled her home. With no plan and no friends, she arrives at the picturesque village of Greyston and finds herself involved in an ages-old ceremony that will end in death. And that might be the least of her problems - the Sorensen Institute would very much like to know her whereabouts. And Michael Jones is still out there, somewhere, she hopes. No matter how far and how fast she can run, trouble will always find Elizabeth Cage.
Daughter of the house, Rosie Thomas
London 1919. The Great War is over and London lies on the brink of an uncertain future. With the misery and horror of war in the past, hope begins to emerge for the women who have waited at home, as for the first time, they have taken steps towards political, economic and personal independence. But the men who fought and survived the trenches believe the future is theirs by right, and any woman who has celebrated her freedom must now redouble her efforts to keep it. Nancy Wix is just such a woman.
The death chamber, Lesley Thomson
A new case for sees Stella, the detective's daughter, and Jack moving to the country in order to solve a cold case.
The runaway: a detective's daughter short story, Lesley Thomson
Stella Darnell understands that her mum and dad don't want to live together anymore. Her mum says she'll have special weekends just to see her dad - but Stella knows that when her dad is solving crimes, there's no time for her. And so, aged seven and a half, the detective's daughter decides to run away.
South of forgiveness, Þórdís Elva Þorvaldsdóttir
A woman, a man, a rape, and a hard journey from violence to reconciliation. One ordinary spring morning in Reykjavík, Thordis Elva kisses her son and partner goodbye before boarding a plane to do an extraordinary thing: fly seven thousand miles south to meet up with the man who raped her when she was just sixteen. Meanwhile, in Sydney, Australia, Tom Stranger nervously embarks on an equally life-changing journey, wondering whether he is worthy of this meeting. After exchanging hundreds of searingly honest emails over eight years, Thordis and Tom decided it was time to speak face to face. Coming from opposite sides of the globe, they meet in the middle, in Cape Town, South Africa, a country that is no stranger to violence and the healing power of forgiveness.
Cedar valley, Holly Throsby
Mystery set deep within the hearts of Cedar Valley and its inhabitants.
Deathwish, Rob Thurman
Half-human Cal Leandros and his brother Niko are hired by the vampire Seamus to find out who has been following him, until Seamus turns up dead (or un-undead). Worse still is the return of Cal's nightmarish family, the Auphe. The last time Cal and Niko faced them, they were almost wiped out. Now, the Auphe want revenge. But first, they'll destroy everything Cal holds dear.
Mad, bad, dangerous to know, Colm Tóibín
Colm Tóibín begins his incisive, revelatory Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know with a walk through the Dublin streets where he went to university--a wide-eyed boy from the country--and where three Irish literary giants also came of age: Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce. Elegant, profound, and riveting, Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know illuminates not only the complex relationships between three of the greatest writers in the English language and their fathers, but also illustrates the surprising ways these men surface in their work. Through these stories of fathers and sons, Toibin recounts the resistance to English cultural domination, the birth of modern Irish cultural identity, and the extraordinary contributions of these complex and masterful authors.
The Bowie bride, Suzan Tisdale
Alec Bowie never wanted a wife and family, but his desire to protect his clan and produce an heir is greater than his desire to remain a free man. He agrees to marry Leona MacDowall, who has volunteered to marry the Bowie Chief only to get away from her hateful father. But things don't turn out the way they expect. And to make matters worse, someone is trying to murder Leona.
Women talking, Miriam Toews
Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the women tentatively began to share the details of the attacks-waking up sore and bleeding and not understanding why-their stories were chalked up to 'wild female imagination.' Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events.
The south, Colm Tóibín
Drive your plow over the bones of the dead, Olga Tokarczuk
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead takes place in a remote Polish village, where Duszejko, an eccentric woman in her sixties, recounts the events surrounding the disappearance of her two dogs. When members of a local hunting club are found murdered, she becomes involved in the investigation. Duszejko is reclusive, preferring the company of animals to people; she's unconventional, believing in the stars, and she is fond of the poetry of William Blake, from whose work the title of the book is taken. Filled with wonderful characters like Oddball, Big Foot, Black Coat, Dizzy and Boros, this subversive, entertaining noir novel offers thought-provoking ideas on our perceptions of madness, injustice against marginalised people, animal rights, the hypocrisy of traditional religion, belief in predestination, and getting away with murder.
A brief history of Time Lords, Steve Tribe
Forgotten, Nicole Trope
In a single day, a simple mistake will have life-altering consequences for everyone involved.
A distant mirror: the calamitous 14th century, Barbara W Tuchman
Relational mindfulness: a handbook for deepening our connection with ourselves, each other, and the planet, Deborah Eden Tull
A guidebook on how to embody compassionate awareness in all of our relationships -with self, one another, our planet, in an age of global uncertainty. Relational Mindfulness is based on the simple understanding that the most subtle form of love is attention. While a revolution usually means to evolve and change, this shift is actually a return to a simple and sacred understanding we seem to have forgotten-one we can only remember when we are present.
Weirdo., Cathi Unsworth
Twenty years ago, a fifteen-year-old schoolgirl named Corrine Woodrow was convicted of murdering one of her classmates. But now new forensic evidence indicates that Corrine didn't act alone, and Sean Ward - a private investigator whose promising career in the Met was cut short by a teenage drug dealer with an automatic weapon - travels to the seaside town of Ernemouth, to try to discover what really happened all those years ago. But he quickly realises that what's ultimately at stake is not Corrine's reputation, but those of the people who ran the place then - and still run it now. In order to.
The dark room, Minette Walters
The newspapers reported the case with relish. When Jane 'Jinx' Kingsley, daughter of a ruthless millionaire, emerges from a coma, she remembers nothing of the last few days. Not that she's been jilted by her fiance, Leo, and betrayed by her best friend, Meg, nor her own supposed suicide attempt. Then the memories begin to surface - memories of utter desperation and absolute terror. With the disappearance of Leo and Meg, the police seem determined to trap her into an admission of murder. While they investigate, Jinx faces the worst nightmare of her life - confronting her memories and unravelling the truth.
Turn of midnight., Minette Walters
Harbour Nocturne., Joseph Wambaugh
Los Angeles harbour is one of the world's busiest ports. It's also where the ocean, in the words of Dinko Babich, meets the ghetto and a locus for theft, extortion, drug smuggling and human trafficking. Dinko is a third generation longshoreman, and while no stranger to a little extra-legal activity himself, he's simply got used to looking the other way. Until he's paid to transport Lita - a beautiful and surprisingly sweet Mexican dancer - from the harbour front to a Hollywood club. Lita's seen something she shouldn't have, something that links her to a shipping container filled with 13.
Texas rebels: Egan, Linda Warren
Big city art instructor Rachel Hollister isn't back home in Horseshoe, Texas for more than a few hours before she's lost and stranded in the woods surrounding Rebel Ranch. But Rachel's bad luck takes a sudden turn for the better when a ruggedly handsome cowboy manages to save her life, not just once, but twice, in the same day. Rancher Egan Rebel can't resist helping someone in need, even an enemy--or the daughter of one. It was Rachel's father who unjustly sentenced Egan to prison years ago. As attracted as he is to Rachel and her bright, creative energy, Egan can't forgive the man who stole his freedom. Can Egan let go of the past, or will he turn his back on the only woman he's ever loved?
Confident digital content: master the fundamentals of online video, design, writing and social media to supercharge your career, Adam Waters
Confident Digital Content gives you the opportunity to become digitally multi-skilled and learn the fundamentals of the most important types of digital creativity. Whatever your career path, being able to produce exciting and creative content online, whether through video, design, digital journalism or social media, can supercharge your professional career and empower your entrepreneurial pursuits. Confident Digital Content teaches you valuable hard skills, including how to create and upload great video content, graphic design, photography for social media, community management, digital strategy and metrics, and helps you learn them through practical exercises in every chapter.
A warp in time, Jude Watson
After surviving an airplane crash in the Arctic, Molly, Yoshi and the rest of her friends meet a group of musicians who also crashed in the same area and have been camped out in the forest hoping for a rescue. They discover that there are more than just monsters in the rift.
Hillary's Antarctica: adventure, exploration and establishing Scott Base, Nigel Watson
Written by Nigel Watson of the Antarctic Heritage Trust, and illustrated with Jane Ussher's stunning photographs, historic images and never-before-seen ephemera, this is the first book to fully document and celebrate the contribution Sir Edmund Hillary and the New Zealand team made to Antarctic history, and the legacy they left behind. Hillary and the team were primarily a support act to the British Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic crossing party. By heading on to the South Pole and reaching it before the crossing party, Hillary created tensions, unleashed a media storm and achieved an historic first overland to the South Pole. Hillary even had the audacity to succeed using three farm tractors. The epic journeys of this expedition added another fascinating chapter to the exploration annals of Antarctica. Hillary and his team laid the foundations for New Zealand's continuous, and increasingly important, presence in Antarctica.
The Greek's forbidden princess, Annie West
Illicit nights with the billionaire...News of a tragic accident plunges Princess Amelie's life into turmoil. To escape the swarming press, she takes her newly orphaned nephew and runs, seeking the protection of one man. Lambis Evangelos desires Amelie beyond all reckoning, but refuses to taint her radiant beauty with the guilt of his past. For years he's resisted his longing for her luscious body--until Amelie's arrival at his doorstep draws him too close to her forbidden temptation...His secluded Greek island is a refuge from the world. There, Amelie and Lambis have no choice--they must yield to their fiery, uncontrollable passion!
His Majesty's temporary bride, Annie West
Out of the shadows...into the bed of the king. As the illegitimate secret daughter of royalty, Cat Dubois has lived a life far from luxurious. After years of bullying she's set against a return to her childhood home. But her princess half-=sister has mysteriously disappeared ahead of her engagement to charismatic King Alexander. Cat agrees to stand in for her--but she doesn't agree to the electric attraction between her and Alex! He might have no idea who she really is, but when their insatiable desire threatens to strip away every boundary between them Cat cannot hold back from the temptation of Alex's caress...
Void Black Shadow, Corey J White
Mars Xi returns in Void Black Shadow, sequel to Killing Gravity. Mars Xi is a living weapon, a genetically-manipulated psychic super-soldier with a body count in the thousands, and all she wanted was to be left alone. People who get involved with her get hurt, whether by MEPHISTO, by her psychic backlash, or by her acid tongue. It's not smart to get involved with Mars, but that doesn't stop some people from trying. The last time MEPHISTO came for Mars they took one of her friends with them. That was a mistake. A force hasn't been invented that can stop a voidwitch on a rampage, and Mars won't rest until she's settled her debts.
10 books that screwed up the world: and 5 others that didn't help, Benjamin Wiker
You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors' bad ideas are still popular and pervasive -- in fact, they might influence your own thinking without your realizing it. Here with the antidote is Professor Benjamin Wiker. He seizes each of these evil books by its malignant heart and exposes it to the light of day.
Reformation 500 years later., Benjamin Wiker
Confessions of a funeral director: how the business of death saved my life, Caleb Wilde
The blogger behind Confessions of a Funeral Director reflects on mortality and the powerful lessons death holds for every one of us in this compassionate and thoughtful spiritual memoir that combines the humor and insight of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes with the poignancy and brevity of When Breath Becomes Air. Death.
Postcards from the past, Marcia Willett
Beloved novelist Marcia Willett continues to captivate readers with her inspiring novels about family, friendship, and love. In Postcards from the Past Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. With family and friends nearby, and their living arrangements free and easy, they seem as contented as they can be. But when postcards start arriving from a sinister figure they thought belonged well and truly in their pasts, old memories are stirred. Why is he contacting them now? And what has he been hiding all these years?
Salvage in space, Jack Williamson
To Thad Allen, meteor miner, comes the dangerous bonanza of a derelict rocket-flier manned by death invisible.
Exile, S M Wilson
After surviving on Piloria once, Storm and Lincoln are the obvious candidates to return to the dinosaur continent to test the new virus that should clear the way for human settlement. But they have their own priorities - finding a cure for the plague that's sweeping Earthasia, and keeping themselves alive.
Star wars: Jedi vs. Sith: the essential guide to the force, Ryder Windham
A study of the conflict between the Jedi and Sith and their relationship with the Force discusses the history, teachings, and weaponry of both groups, the major battles between them, and Force-sensitive abilities and powers.
Between a Highlander and a hard place, Mary Wine
Athena Trappes thinks she's in love until she discovers the scoundrel only wanted her as his bit on the side. Enraged, she does what any spirited Englishwoman would do, set fire to his belongings, incur his dangerous wrath, and flee immediately. With nowhere else to turn, she seeks freedom in the wilds of Scotland. Highland Laird Symon Grant lost his wife years ago, and it's his duty to find another. Athena is not exactly what the clan has in mind for him, but Symon's heart burns with unexpected passion for the woman who would risk everything to be free.
Good Hope Road, Lisa Wingate
Twenty-year-old Jenilee Lane whose dreams are as narrow as the sky is wide, is the last person to expect anything good to come out of the tornado that rips across the Missouri farmland surrounding her home? But some inner spark compels her to rescue her elderly neighbor, Eudora Gibson, from the cellar in which she's been trapped? To make her way to the nearby town of Poetry, where the townspeople have begun to gather? To collect from the landscape letters, photographs, and mementos that might mean something to people who have lost everything? Brought close by tragedy, Jenilee and Eudora will learn lessons about the resilience of the human spirit and the ties that make a community strong? They will travel to a place they never would have imagined.
The sandcastle sister, Lisa Wingate
I want to be like this stretch of freshly cleared shore. At times I think, I'm ready. Let the waves wash over me. But then I catch myself running from the tide just before it happens ... New York editor Jen Gibbs knew when she bought Evan Hall's next blockbuster book, it would change her career. She didn't know it would change her life. But after being sent along on the European book tour, at Evan's request, she has made a promise she's not sure she can keep-she's crossed professional lines and accepted Evan's surprising engagement proposal. Now she's scared to death. In Jen's family, marriage represents the death of every dream a woman holds for herself. Can the revelation of her mother's long-held secret open the doors to Jen's future and change her beliefs about life and love.
Tending roses, Lisa Wingate
A young woman living on a remote Missouri farm and struggling to care for her husband, baby, and ailing grandmother, Katie Benson seeks inspiration in dealing with the vicissitudes of life in the pages of her grandmother's journal.
A wedding For the Greek tycoon, Rebecca Winters
The tycoon's new hire Zoe owes her life to the Giannopoulos Foundation. Now she wants to pay them back by working for them--and luckily she's landed a job working for millionaire benefactor Vasso Giannopoulos. Soon she's smitten not just with the beautiful Greek island she's working on, but also the gorgeous millionaire who inhabits it...Vasso has kept his heart on lockdown after suffering the ultimate betrayal. But beautiful, courageous Zoe reminds him that some things are worth risking everything for...especially walking down the aisle!
The Christmas heirloom: four holiday novellas of love through the generations, Karen Witemeyer
In this sweet collection of novellas, four charming romances are connected by an heirloom brooch passed down for over 200 years.
Whiskey in a teacup: what growing up in the South taught me about life, love, and baking biscuits, Reese Witherspoon
Witherspoon's grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women "whiskey in a teacup." Now Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. She shares delicious recipes, favorite southern traditions, magical Christmas mornings, and more. She shows you that there can be a southern side to every place in the world.
Miss Blaine's prefect and the golden samovar, Olga Wjotas
Fifty-something Shona is a proud former pupil of the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, but has a deep loathing for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which she thinks gives her alma mater a bad name. Impeccably educated and an accomplished martial artist, linguist and musician, Shona is thrilled when selected by Marcia Blaine herself to travel back in time for a one-week mission in 19th-century Russia: to pair up the beautiful, shy, orphaned heiress Lidia Ivanovna with Sasha, a gorgeous young man of unexplained origins. But, despite all her accomplishments and good intentions, Shona might well have got the wrong end of the stick about her mission. As the body count rises, will she discover in time just who the real villain is?
The family Tabor, Cherise Wolas
Harry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade, a distinction that feels like the culmination of a life well lived. Gathering together in Palm Springs for the celebration are his wife, Roma, a distinguished child psychologist, and their children: Phoebe, a high-powered attorney; Camille, a brilliant social anthropologist; and Simon, a big-firm lawyer, who brings his glamorous wife and two young daughters. But immediately, cracks begin to appear in this smooth facade: Simon hasn't been sleeping through the night, Camille can't decide what to do with her life, and Phoebe is a little too cagey about her new boyfriend.
Trapped & liberated, Bree Wolf
An English lady. A French privateer. And a chance encounter that was destined to be. Long ago, Alexandra Winters, Lady Silcox, dreamed of love and the one man who would steal her heart. However, when her family needs her to agree to a sensible match in order to see her brother happily married, Alexandra gives up on finding love for herself. Today, Alexandra is trapped in an arranged marriage, her hope for love dashed, and her only happiness comes from the little girl she gave birth to six years ago. Until one night when destiny leads Alexandra down to the beach below Silcox Manor and into the arms of a French privateer. After years of biding his time, Antoine Duret is finally made Captain of the Destinée, a French privateer. All his life, he has dreamed of nothing but sailing the seas, ignoring his father's mumblings of finding the woman destined for him.
I am Charlotte Simmons, Tom Wolfe
At Dupont University, an innocent college freshman named Charlotte Simmons learns that her intellect alone will not help her survive.
The uncoupling, Meg Wolitzer
Meg Wolitzers's newest book, The Interestings.
Along came trouble, Sherryl Woods
Sheriff Tucker Spencer has seen some action...but finding an almost-naked woman asleep in his bed leaves him speechless. Especially because this same woman, Mary Elizabeth, broke Tucker's heart six years ago by marrying a charismatic Virginia politician, a man who's just been found shot dead. Mary Elizabeth needs Tucker's help. Needs him, period. But along with her return comes all the town gossip about their reunion romance. Even his father, who can't manage his own love life, is determined to "impart his wisdom" regarding theirs. Tucker's not listening to any of it. He just needs to clear Mary Elizabeth's name. But in the end, he'll confront a mystery even more confusing than murder: how the heart makes room for forgiveness and a new start.
Ask anyone, Sherryl Woods
A merry-go-round horse and an armed guard in his front yard, along with half the town, is not what Bobby Spencer expects to wake up to. So with his quiet Sunday morning ruined, he isn't feeling very kindly toward the woman responsible. But Jenna Pennington Kennedy is desperate. She needs to capture Bobby's attention so he'll hire her to plan the town's new riverfront development. It's just the sort of thing that could prove to her father she's a responsible woman, not the reckless kid of old. The last thing Bobby wants in his life is a sexy single mom with grand ambitions. And Jenna doesn't need any more roller-coaster romances. But in Trinity Harbor, love has a way of defying expectations - sk anyone.
Flamingo diner., Sherryl Woods
Fairy dust, Titania Woods
Flying high, Titania Woods
Glitterwings Academy is the fairy school to go to, and Twink is so excited to be starting her first term. But she is also a little nervous. Will she make friends? Will she be able to find her way round the dizzying, huge oak tree that is Glitterwings Academy?
Friends forever, Titania Woods
Twink can't wait to get back for her autumn term at Glitterwings Academy. She loves the lessons - especially the lessons where they learn how to talk to other creatures. One day Twink hears a cry for help and discovers that it is a baby wasp. She wants to help it, but is told that wasps and fairies have been enemies for centuries and that she must leave it to its fate. What will Twink do?
Fraying at the edge, Cindy Woodsmall
Family, community, faith, and love. These "quilt blocks" sewn together made Ariana's beautiful life. When they are pulled to pieces, will anything familiar remain? The Old Order Amish life Ariana Brenneman loved vanished virtually overnight with the discovery that she was switched at birth twenty years ago. Now she's immersed in the Englischer world, getting to know her mother, and under the authority of her biological father, an atheist intellectual with resolute plans to expand Ariana's worldview.
The rent collector: a novel, Camron Steve Wright
Sang Ly struggles to survive by picking through garbage in Cambodia's largest municipal dump. Under threat of eviction by an embittered old drunk who is charged with collecting rents from the poor of Stung Meanchey, Sang Ly embarks on a desperate journey to save her ailing son from a life of ignorance and poverty.
The New Zealand wars: a brief history, Matthew Wright
From 1845 to 1875, New Zealand experienced a succession of conflicts that stretched from the Bay of Islands to Wellington. What they meant has been debated ever since. To some they were land wars, to others, the Māori wars; lately we are calling them the New Zealand wars. Why were they fought? Who really won them? In reality these wars were fought over both land and sovereignty. In the process, the British, settlers and allied Māori ended up fighting other Māori, and by the late 1860s the wars had really become a civil war. And the fighting was tough for all who fought in them. Matthew Wright outlines what happened and why.
The audition, Maddie Ziegler
Twelve-year-old Harper McCoy has danced practically since she could walk, and she is making her mark as one of the top dancers at her studio. Until her parents drop the bombshell: they are moving to Florida, which means she'll have to say good-bye to her friends, her classmates - and her beloved dance team. When Harper arrives at her new studio, she realizes the competition in Florida will be fierce. And it doesn't help that her new team - the DanceStarz - have danced together forever and aren't exactly welcoming ... When disaster strikes right before a competition, the DanceStarz will have to work together to impress the judges, and they might just discover what friendship and teamwork are all about.
The callback, Maddie Ziegler
After a successful first competition, twelve-year-old Harper is eager to keep on making her mark in DanceStarz. But lately she's been having a bit of "dancer's block" ... Thanks to a chance conversation, Harper lands a part in the school musical. Not only is this an opportunity to polish up her stage presence, but as the newbie at school, Harper is excited to make some more friends. Plus, Harper would have a big solo number-and maybe it would prove to everyone that she's ready to take that spotlight on the dance side too. But some of the DanceStarz are not thrilled that Harper has a new distraction so close to their next big competition-especially since they are going up against their arch-rivals, the Bells. Can Harper figure out how to shine and find her balance, onstage and off?
Bridge of Clay, Markus Zusak
Upon their father's return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother's death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.