From a childhood nurtured by unconditional family love to her stunning triumph as one of Hollywood's leading fashion designers, Alexandra Lyons has always been spirited and independent. But everything she believes about herself is thrown into question when she meets Eleanor Lord. The powerful matriarch is convinced that Alexandra is Anna Lord, her long-lost granddaughter and heir to a family dynasty. Has Alexandra's life been a lie? Is she really Anna Lord—or the victim of an even darker hoax? The truth lies buried in the past, in a dark explosion of jealousy, betrayal and murder, and remains as deadly now as it was nearly thirty years ago.
Something is haunting Megan... She had seen Scarborough House only in her dreams. Now Megan was here, visiting the grandmother she'd never met, and her newfound cousin Matt, too handsome by far, who wanted her to disappear. Grandmother was so cold, so distant. Why did she finally reach out to Megan after all these years? And why was Matt so determined to call her his "almost" cousin? For all her prophetic dreams, nothing could have prepared Megan for Matt's astonishment when he first saw her...or the reaction of perfect strangers who looked at her with fascination -- and fear... Megan thought she knew who she was. Until she came to Grandmother's house. Until she met Matt, who angered and attracted her as no boy had ever done before. Then she began having dreams again, of a life she never lived, a love she never knew...a secret that threatened to drive her to the grave.
A young child living in a violence trying to find a way out, she finally gets away but now she is alone in the world. She finds ways to survive until she is reunited with her biological mother, sisters and a brother she never knew she had.
Fifteen years ago, Luci's mother committed suicide, leaving behind a legacy of lies that Luci is still struggling to uncover. Now, a year after Luci was left reeling by the twin revelations that she had bipolar affective disorder, and that the grandfather she had thought was dead was still alive, she finally feels ready to meet her grandfather for the first time - hoping that he will be able to shed light on the secrets of the past. But Walter's reaction to Luci's visit raises more questions than it answers - and it is only after his death that Luci is able to discover the tragic truth, which shocks her to the very core of her being. Legacy of Lies is a heart-rending story that stretches back over several generations, unveiling the deplorable state of psychiatric care in the early twentieth century, but which ultimately offers a message of hope for those suffering mental illness today, and their families.
A Naomi Blake mystery. Naomi and boyfriend Alec Friedman travel to the Fenlands for the funeral of Alec's beloved Uncle Rupert, who ran an antiques business and wrote books on local history. It seems that there were some suspicious circumstances, and that the ostensible cause of death - a heart attack - may not hold true. It soon becomes clear that Rupert may have had some secrets in his past...
Evidence from a decades-old murder is the last thing Nicole Keller-Mattson expected to find in her grandmother's backyard. The finger-pointing and accusations aimed at her family were easier to predict. Everyone in Ellendale is eager to blame the Kellers—but after an attack leaves Nicole's grandmother in a coma, only Nicole can clear the family name. With the assistance of police chief Rich Hendricks, she stands a chance of solving the mystery…if she's willing to accept Rich's help. Nicole lost her husband in the line of duty—trusting another cop is too painful. But not trusting Rich could be deadly.
Detroit debutante-turned-investigative journalist Iris Edwards gets more truth than she can handle when she tackles her rich and infamous grandfather's tell-all biography. By accepting his challenge to find his "Unforgivable Sin" and write the true story of his life, she'll have to unravel a web of Machiavellian intrigues dating back to the days of copper mines, gangsters, and rum-runners to find a deadly secret that could rewrite history.Joe Falcon, the governor's Native American physician, is on his own quest for the truth. He's lived his whole life in shadow of the powerful Edwards family, and with the old man's death, Iris becomes his only hope to solve his mother's thirty year-old murder. But before their childhood friendship can grow into something more, they'll have to understand Andrew Edwards' world; where, "Winning was everything and whoever carried the biggest stick won the game." With only a charred pocket watch and clues hidden in half-forgotten bedtime stories, they dodge Iris' gangster-wannabe ex-husband to trace his life from an Upper Peninsula ghost town to an insane asylum and the Henry Ford Museum--to find a killer, a hero, and the real meaning of truth, love and sacrifice.
Fans of the Hell to Pay series will love this new spin-off saga, Hell's Legacy! Garrison Taggart doesn't have time to deal with touchy-feely junk like "trust issues" or "feelings." His dad's health is waning and the family's Wyoming ranch is being sabotaged. Too bad his supernatural ability to tell when someone is lying has been exactly zero help in ferreting out the betrayer so far. So, when sweet schoolteacher Sara Lopez raises concerns about his son being bullied, who can blame a guy for getting a little testy? The last thing Sara needs is any more attention or gossip after her recent breakup with big-shot rancher Hank Brand. So her attraction to surly but sexy Garrison, Hank's rival, is entirely unwanted. When she uncovers an insane plot to kidnap the Taggart boy and throws herself in harm's way to protect him, Garrison must risk his deepest secret and his own life to save the people he cares for the most. But will his heroics cost him everything? Sensuality Level: Sensual
What happens when lives based on conscientious lies in the name of spirituality are intertwined? Chaos, pain and suffering… or the chance to complete a lifelong spiritual quest? For an aging surfer, an experimental film director and a dying Hollywood legacy, the answers mean the difference between a second chance at life and a meaningless, destructive web of death in LEGACY OF LIES. Roy Self lives a peaceful existence on the Tongan islands, surfing, entertaining women, ignoring the powder keg that’s ready to explode as the outside world crashes in. With it, the past he tried so hard to bury. After years living in the shadow of an eccentric spiritual film guru, Lisa Tatsuo is ready to premiere her breakout film, Who Dare Stand. It’s the story of her late father, Lloyd Joseph, who left the cult-like film school Rachel’s Promise before she was born. It was believed he was victim of some dark agenda, though no body was found. When Lisa discovers his body is very much alive on the Tongan islands, in the person of Roy Self, she realizes Lloyd Joseph was not who he claimed to be… and that the conscientious lies of his past are the least of her worries.
Legacy of Lies When Megan arrives at her grandmother's house she immediately feels that there is something curiously familiar about the place. She's been there in her dreams, or rather her nightmares, but still cannot place what exactly it is that gives her the creeps. All Megan wants to do is get through the visit without any drama, but as the house starts to reveal its secrets and the past comes to light, Megan finds herself caught up in a twisted love triangle with potentially fatal consequences. Don't Tell Lauren knows that by returning to the town where her mother "accidentally" drowned seven years ago, she'll be reliving one of her most haunting memories. When she arrives, she is propelled into a series of mysterious events that mimic the days leading up to her mother's death. Could it be that her mother's drowning wasn't an accident after all? And as the past unravels around her Lauren begins to wonder whether she might be next…
When Brynn Adams inherits her aunt's estate, she finds herself drawn into a world far from anything she has ever known. In her quest to unlock the past she finds herself in increasing danger. When Morgan Taylor appears on the scene, she grudgingly enlists his help. But can she really trust him She finds herself battling,not only the secrets of the past but, her own emotions. Can she trust him with her heart for despite her efforts, she finds herself falling in love. Will he be her salvation or are there secrets from his past that could destroy them both
A Life Built on a Legacy -- A Legacy Built on Lies Sarah Sanders was always the reasonable sort, until she kissed a cowboy against her better judgment. Felling strangely drawn to this mysterious ranch hand with a dark past, she finds herself swept up in an adventure that will force her to question everything she believes. Jim Anderson's cowboy gig is going pretty well. Except for one thing. He thinks he's going insane. Night terrors, hallucinations, and now a girl he has no business falling for. It's better to keep his distance. But when Sarah is nearly killed, he will risk it all to save her. When tragedy brings him back to the home he tried to escape, Jim will have to face the truth behind his strange circumstances and hope that Sarah will believe him. Digging up the answers to questions long buried, does he have the strength to face the dark family secrets that threaten to destroy them both?
This book contains stories about a poor man named Lane Snipe, who has lost everything, but settling for nothing is not an option. Lane Snipe feels he only has one option, and that is to become a criminal. And what better place to start than robbing banks? Lane Snipe is a smart man, but how smart can a criminal be once outnumbered by the law? Thirteen men, twenty-six guns, and nowhere to run—anybody else would surrender, but Lane takes his chances with his back against the wall .