An eerie gothic fairytale with a World War II setting and magic at its heart-- and the recipient of four starred reviews and multiple honors. Twelve-year-old Katherine Bateson believes in a logical explanation for everything. But even she can't make sense of the strange goings-on at Rookskill Castle, the drafty old Scottish castle-turned-school where she and her siblings have been sent to escape the London Blitz. What's making those mechanical shrieks at night? Why do the castle's walls seem to have a mind of their own? And who are the silent children who seem to haunt Rookskill's grounds? Kat believes Lady Eleanor, who rules the castle, is harboring a Nazi spy. But when her classmates begin to vanish, one by one, Kat must face the truth about what the castle actually harbors--and what Lady Eleanor is--before it's too late. Selected for the Spirit of Texas Reading Program, a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and more, this tale of magic and power has charmed readers everywhere.
The international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. Read it before it hits cinemas in 2014! The official guide to the #1 international bestselling Vampire Academy series - now a major motion picture! Sink your teeth into the must-have collector's item for every fan of Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series, complete with colour photos from the set of the movie! Discover the history of St. Vladimir's Academy, explore the dark psychology behind Rose and Lissa's spirit bond, and find out even more illicit secrets about Moroi society. This ultimate guide will feature everything readers want and need to go even deeper into the world of the series . . . every heartache, every betrayal, every sacrifice, and so much more! Also available in the Vampire Academy series: Vampire Academy (Book 1) Vampire Academy: Frostbite (Book 2) Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss (Book 3) Vampire Academy: Blood Promise (Book 4) Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound (Book 5) Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice (Book 6) And don't miss the bestselling Vampire Academy spin-off series, Bloodlines: Bloodlines (Book 1) Bloodlines: The Golden Lily (Book 2) Bloodlines: The Indigo Spell (Book 3) Bloodlines: The Fiery Heart (Book 4) Bloodlines: Silver Shadows (Book 5) Richelle Mead is the New York Times and global bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series (soon to be a movie blockbuster in Feb 2014), the Bloodlines series and the Age of X series. Richelle lives in Seattle, Washington. Michelle Rowen writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, futuristic romantic suspense, and young adult fantasy, including the New York Times bestselling Falling Kingdoms series, which she writes as Morgan Rhodes. Michelle lives in Southern Ontario.
Life, death, and everything in-between . . . This, is the story of The Crossroads of Zil. A tale about a little girl lost within her own story, ends up getting a second chance, as she leaves behind the life she once knew and ventures to a place beyond her imagination. Meeting fantastic characters along the way, the girl learns and discovers from each about their own uniqueness and how all of them play a part in the overall design of life and the girl herself. You are invited to take an incredible journey, as you follow along a little girl’s travels, taking her down the roads of an unforgettable land, and finding not only herself but, The Crossroads of Zil.
This book, Science of Last Rites – An insightful journey into the World of Spirit is a unique book in itself. It deals with the science of last rites performed for the departed loved one. The traditions, customs and methods of these rites may differ from religion to religion and culture to culture according to time, place and circumstances. However, the belief remains the same. The soul, after leaving the physical body, has to move forward which is possible only when the soul is at peace. The author has very insightfully used the regression in life between life states to find out what happens when rituals, prayers, food or donation are offered in the name of the departed soul. In case it has any effect, how will the spirit receive this? You will find out how small things like reading the scriptures, lighting a light, bathing the dead body, the rites themselves help the departed souls and the survivors. This is an unusually interesting and an extensively well researched book.
Author Michael J. Hayde’s definitive work about Superman on radio and television. Hayde is well-known for My Name's Friday: The Unauthorized but True Story of Dragnet and The Films of Jack Webb; and Little Elf: A Celebration of Harry Langdon, and this new treasure trove of information on The Man of Steel covers comprehensive episode logs for the radio series and the original television series, plus the complete story lines for two unproduced television series episodes, and dozens of "deleted scenes" taken right from the scripts. "Michael J. Hayde significantly broadens our empathy for The Man of Steel through his profound revelations surrounding an imposing figure based on popular myth. In a meticulously researched discourse, he supplies the gaps about a character that became a mid-twentieth century hero to the nation's boys and girls. Hayde probes the backgrounds of the real-life individuals behind-the-scenes and before the microphones and cameras that intensified that aura. In breezy, comprehensive-style, he focuses on the radio and TV manifestations while interweaving timely inferences from the newspaper strip, comics, books, film, and other formats plus a prosperous merchandising trade. Lovers of the genre of juvenile adventures are rewarded by the author's efforts to expose how one man wearing a cape and bearing incredible strength could pervade an impressionable younger generation and a society that pursued his exploits intensely." –Jim Cox, author of Radio Crime Fighters "With so many books about Superman out there, it's pleasing to know that one book has everything you'd want to know under one cover. Trivia, background production, and numerous behind-the-scenes stories make this a must-have for everyone's shelf. An enjoyable read." –Martin Grams, Jr., author of The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic 536 pages.
A night of joy ends in tragedy as Robert and Loraine Cordette are involved in a car accident. As her husband lay dying, an old woman offers Loraine a gift; her husbands life in exchange for her first daughters essence. Apprehensive, but afraid to lose her husband, Loraine takes the deal and loses consciousness. Several days pass, and Loraine wakes in the hospital. She learns that none of the events from the accident is as she remembers. The doctor blames her head injury for her altered memory, and she begins to believe the explanations, until she discovers there is a new baby on the way. Nine months later, Diana is born. As the young girl grows, Loraine knows something is wrong. Diana is smart, strong, manipulative and wicked. Robert blames Loraine for the girls behavior, but Loraine knows the truth. The Witch of Eden Falls stole her real daughter from her, and all that remains is a shell of pure evil that is ripping her family apart. Will the witch claim what is hers, or can Loraine save her family from the evil that is dwelling within?
When Beth Bernstein’s mother unexpectedly passed away, Beth’s life was forever changed, as she knew that she’d lost not only her best friend, but also a big part of herself. In this heartwarming and moving memoir, Beth learns how to link together the platinum memories of the jewelry handed down to her by the woman who taught her how to love, overcome obstacles, and (most important) accessorize. As a young girl, Beth learned that not all engagements came with a ring. The unconventional engagement watch Beth’s father gave her mother, her mom’s postdivorce transformation from wearing Jackie O pearls to donning love beads--each piece of jewelry represents an intimate memory, a reminder to rise above life’s challenges and enjoy its triumphs. And there are also Beth’s own experiences with rocky romances, of the too many engagement rings she fell in love with and the too few men who could commit. She tells the story of these relationships with sparkles of hilarity and glimmers of hope, conjuring up lost keepsakes and fiery moments--until she realizes that the brightest gems are the ones you give yourself, and finds freedom she never thought possible.
The ultimate guide to the hit program Charmed, this is both a book of spells and a key to the mysteries of the show. The Book of Shadows celebrates the best of Charmed, from its roots in the ancient tradition of Wicca to insider information on the show's stars. N.E. Genge not only provides fascinating background details for the show's Wiccan elements, but also guides readers in performing their own magic. Fans with a witchy bent will learn about the tools of magic and divination and the casting of spells. Recipes and rituals -- from those that beckon love or bless a new business venture to those that bequeath strength or bestow fortune -- are all included. The Book of Shadows is a sassy celebration of witches, sisterhood, and magic. This book has not been prepared, approved, licensed, endorsed, or in any way authorized by any entity that created or produced Charmed. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fans of historical fiction will love The Queen's Necklace, Dumas' gripping retelling of the Affair of the Necklace, a suspicious incident of theft in the court of Louis XVI that some experts say set into motion a chain of events that resulted in the eventual downfall of the monarchy.
The second book in the Highland Warriors trilogy, in which three heroes make a pact to insure that a rival clan doesn't take over their glen and cause destruction. At the same time, three women will plot to marry these heroes to help insure peace. In TEMPTATION OF A HIGHLAND SCOUNDREL, Kendrew Macintosh's reputation precedes him: he wields an ax with deathly precision, strikes fear into his enemies, and lusts after beautiful women. But Kendrew has never met someone whose passion rivals his own-until an unexpected encounter with a mysterious woman. Unfortunately, he soon discovers that the vixen is Isobel Cameron, daughter of an enemy clansman. Their relationship is forbidden and Kendrew breaks away immediately. Isobel has her own scheme. She has lusted after Kendrew for some time and plans to draw the fierce warrior back into her arms. But in the darkness, villainous forces are at play--an enemy is determined to keep the two lovers apart, even if it means death.
Not your typical "thug" in this urban-tragic drama full of suspense with a twist of irony. A Thug's Redemption hits home for many urban youths who simply just want to make it out of the 'hood ALIVE! Taking place in one of the roughest neighborhoods in North Philly during a time when crime and violence was as normal as hot-sauce on fried chicken, and the temptations of the profitable street pharmacy business seemed to be a fast escape from the impoverish and hellish nightmare that Jamal and his brother lived in, this street lit novel teaches a harsh life lesson that will either cause Jamal to make wiser decisions, or destroy him completely. What starts out as an eye for an eye mindset to avenge his best friend's murder, who Jamal believed was killed because of his own actions, sucks him into the street life and lands him right in the middle of a drug war between his cousin Samir, a prominent head figure in the drug dealing business, rival drug gangs, and crooked Philadelphia Police Officers. Jamal is viewed as a "thug", a misguided, trouble making, dope dealing, dice shooting, fist fighting thug who is more likely to see the closing lid to his casket or the sliding bars to a jail cell before the age of 21. But those who know Jamal personally understand that really all he wants is to keep his brother safe and have a life with a beautiful young lady named Tamera who helps him to see that there is much more to life outside of what he's been exposed to in North Philly. But can Jamal really have that life, or is it like Biggie Smalls said- "It was all a dream..."? A desperate move by his younger brother Shawn brings back the haunting night from Jamal's past where he caught his first body, killing the person responsible for taking out his best friend. And now despite how hard he's tried to protect his brother from the life he was exposed to, Shawn could possibly face jail time for a murder he didn't commit or worse... Just when Jamal thinks he's out debt to his cousin Samir for helping him carrying out the hit years before, Jamal is back at his mercy only this time, the payment for his debt may be more than what he can afford to spare. In this urban fiction drama, what goes around, comes around and Karma comes back to claim what the universe is owed in the worse possible way for Jamal. But to protect the people he loves, Jamal is willing to do whatever it takes, even if it costs him his life.
An invaluable resource for beginners and adepts alike, this best-selling and frequently recommended book on Wiccan magic and witchcraft has been updated and revised, now featuring a Year-and-a-Day calendar for the solitaire who is beginning to explore Wicca on his or her own. Loads of new spells New for this edition: A Year-and-a-Day calendar; Expanded information on creating a personal grimoire and book of Shadows, the witch's spell manual and bible.
A dramatist divided in his life between politics and the theatre, Benn Levy (1900-1973) is the author of more than twenty witty, literate comedies and dramas that span the middle of the twentieth century and are a mirror of the age. In The Plays of Benn Levy, Susan Rusinko arranges the plays chronologically, analyzing them in the context of contemporary dramatists and the influences that shaped their writing - in Levy's case, most notably George Bernard Shaw. Levy's plays reflect interests and styles similar to those of more famous contemporaries such as Noel Coward, James Barrie, and Terence Rattigan. In addition to his stage plays, Levy wrote scripts in the early years of cinema, adapted the plays of continental dramatists, collaborated with other dramatists, directed his plays and those of other playwrights, spent time in America where many of his plays were produced, and lived to help repeal in 1968 the detested theatre-licensing bill, a battle he had begun to fight during his term in Parliament in the late 1940s. The theme of Levy's first stage play, This Woman Business (1925), is the Shavian battle of the sexes, an idea that threads its way through most of his plays and culminates in his Giraudoux-like comic adaptation of the Amazonian adventures of Theseus and Heracles (The Rape of the Belt, 1957) and his last play, a realistic problem play (The Member for Gaza, 1966) which, despite its seeming political topicality, echoes with eerie contemporaneity nearly thirty years later. Levy's plays provide a retrospective on the theatrical currents dominating the English (and American) stages during the middle part of the twentieth century, prior to the English stage revolution begun in l956 with John Osbourne's Look Back in Anger. This book intends to put Levy's plays into that perspective.
The most wanted man in France returns to the scene of his notorious adventures In the early days of the Revolution, Sir Percy Blakeney—better known in Paris as the Scarlet Pimpernel—spirited innocent members of the French nobility to safety in England. The Reign of Terror has now turned on itself, with the demagogue Robespierre leading the purge. But there is one rival whom Robespierre wants to see die more than any other, and he is at his home just outside of London, far beyond the reach of the guillotine. Citizen Chauvelin, ex-ambassador of the Revolutionary Government at the English Court and Robespierre’s chief spy catcher, is sent to bring Sir Percy back to France to be executed. With the help of a charming young French actress, Chauvelin gains access to Blakeney Manor and orchestrates a dispute that can only be resolved with a duel—a form of justice prohibited in England. Crossing the channel on his way back into the madness of the Terror, Sir Percy does not realize the full extent of the plot against him. But the Scarlet Pimpernel has never shied away from danger, and now is no time to start. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
The author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime... Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden—one that will test her convictions and her heart. 1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy’s burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia’s profound need for her sister’s presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed...
Alyssa finds an amethyst, a stone believed to aid in psychic awareness. Suddenly she?s interpreting dreams and making predictions, all with 100 percent accuracy. While half the camp girls are believers, the other half are skeptics, attributing the gem?s track record to coincidence. Not that Alyssa cares what anyone thinks. In fact, she?s so attached to the amethyst, she names it Amy. But when a prediction causes the bunk to miss a Phillies game?where Justin Timberlake sings?even the believers cross over to the dark side. Still, Alyssa proclaims that the chances of her giving up the amethyst are ?as likely as a snowstorm in July.? And lo and behold, the next morning the campus is carpeted in snow. Coincidence? Only Amy knows for sure . . .
“A brilliant new voice in paranormal romance.” —Christina Dodd The third book in Karina Cooper’s blisteringly hot and breathtakingly original Dark Mission paranormal romance trilogy, All Things Wicked returns readers to the author’s stunning dystopian world of witches and witch hunters, of repressive rules and forbidden desires. Fans of J. R. Ward, Kresley Cole, and the smash hit HBO vampire series True Blood will adore the story of Caleb Leigh, suspected murderer and one of the most powerful magicians on the planet, as he seeks redemption from the only woman he’s ever loved: Juliet, who blames him for the death of her sister and now wants revenge. New York Times bestselling author Jocelyn Drake calls Karina Cooper, “a wickedly wonderful storyteller,” and Cherry Adair says, “I can’t wait to see what she writes next!” We’re sure you’ll wholeheartedly agree.
The second of Beth Ciotta's hysterically funny comedic capers is sure to delight romance readers everywhere. "A wonderful, savvy, sexy, and suspenseful romp. Ciotta has woven a terrific tale with characters to die for. This book will definitely leave you 'charmed'."--"USA Today" bestselling author Jan Coffey
When you're little, 10 days can seem like forever. In this adorable story, a family counts down to their special day in the temple, and one little boy waits eagerly to join his forever family. Filled with touching illustrations and an endearing message, this is the perfect reminder that no matter how you find each other, your family can be together forever.
River Road by Suzanne Johnson is the fun, fast-paced second book in the Sentinels of New Orleans, a series of urban fantasy novels filled with wizards, mermen and pirates. These novels are perfect for readers of paranormal fiction and "fans of Charlaine Harris and Cat Adams" (Booklist) and RT Bookreviews agrees that "for readers missing Sookie Stackhouse, this series may be right up your alley." Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there's more stirring than angry mermen and the threat of a were-gator. Wizards are dying, and something—or someone—from the Beyond is poisoning the waters of the mighty Mississippi, threatening the humans who live and work along the river. DJ and Alex must figure out what unearthly source is contaminating the water and who—or what—is killing the wizards. Is it a malcontented merman, the naughty nymph, or some other critter altogether? After all, DJ's undead suitor, the pirate Jean Lafitte, knows his way around a body or two. It's anything but smooth sailing on the bayou as the Sentinels of New Orleans series continues. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the greatest tricks that the patriarchy plays on women is to deliberately destabilize them, then use their instability as a reason to disbelieve them. Much of BRAVE reads like the diary of a woman driven half-mad by abusive men who assume no one will listen to her. In this case, the truth was finally—and, for McGowan, triumphantly—exposed...” —The New York Times Book Review "BRAVE works beautifully as a manifesto. It’s a call to arms—not just against the specific men who mistreated McGowan and the men and women who enabled that mistreatment, but against an industry."—The Boston Globe A revealing memoir and empowering manifesto – A voice for generations Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood. In a strange world where she was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them for profit. Hollywood expected Rose to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. She reemerged unscripted, courageous, victorious, angry, smart, fierce, unapologetic, controversial, and real as f*ck. BRAVE is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto—a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be BRAVE. "My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. BRAVE is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same." -Rose McGowan
Autumn Goldschmidt had everything going for her, her dreams where full, her family and friends were right by her side, nothing was going to stop her, she felt on top of the world knowing her whole life was ahead of her, but that all changed on that dreadful night when she was left all alone after her parents passed away in a car accident. If that wasnt enough, she was then ripped away from the only other family and life she knew. Autumns aunt and uncle had made the choice to ship her off to a boarding school telling her it was in her best interest. Autumn wanted to stay and had begged them to let her stay with them, but once the cab door was shut and she was closed off from the only family she knew, she allowed the walls to build up around her heart and she vowed never to return to Jackson, Montana ever again. Autumn started her life over in Homer, Nevada where she opened a small little shop, where she threw herself into her work. She made a point not to make friends or see anyone. Her life had become her shop until her best friend Nichole asked her to come back to Jackson, Montana where all her dreams had disappeared and her abandonment issues started. Once Autumn was back in Jackson Montana, she had all her raw emotions she tried to bury dead inside of her, seep out and things started to happen to her once more.
The stunning novel that explores the secret life of Mecca by the first woman to win the international prize for Arabic fiction. When the body of a young woman is discovered in the Lane of Many Heads, an alley in modern-day Mecca, no one will claim it, as they are all ashamed of her nakedness. As Detective Nasser pursues his investigation of the case, seemingly all of Mecca chimes in—including the Lane of Many Heads itself—in this brilliant, funny, profane, and enigmatic fever dream of a novel by Raja Alem, the first woman to win the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Nasser initially suspects that the dead woman is Aisha, one of the residents of the Area, and he searches her emails for clues. The world she paints embraces everything from crime and religious extremism to the exploitation of foreign workers by a mafia of building contractors, who are destroying the historic areas of the city. In stark relief with this grimness is the beauty of her love letters to her German boyfriend. Another view reveals the city through the eyes of Yusuf, Aisha's neighbor, increasingly frustrated by the acceleration pace of change. As gripping as classic noir, nuanced as a Nabokov novel, and labyrinthine as the alleys of Mecca itself, this powerful and disturbing work of fiction masterfully reveals a city and a civilization in all its contradictions, at once beholden to brutal customs and uneasily coming to terms with new traditions. Raja Alem's singular The Dove's Necklace is a virtuosic work of literature that deserves the world's attention.
Set off your stylish new outfit with a fabulous hand-made brooch or surprise your friends and family members with a spectacular one-off piece as a gift. This fantastic new title in the inspirational Magpie series will show you how to make 20 eye-catching pieces, with clear step-by-step instructions and full-colour photographs to take the thinking out of making. From tape measure rosettes to Bakelite button cardigan clasps, these simple projects will teach you to cast, sew, knit, felt, bead, paint, print, engrave and invent your own darling brooches. Starting with an easy-to-follow techniques section and exploring a range of materials such as wood, ribbon, metal, ceramic, resin and found objects, the book will make you think 'outside the circle' when it comes to inventing your own brooches and pins. Suitable for jewellery-makers of all skill levels, particularly the novice crafter on a budget.
Cheryl Nixon's book is the first to connect the eighteenth-century fictional orphan and factual orphan, emphasizing the legal concepts of estate, blood, and body. Examining novels by authors such as Eliza Haywood, Tobias Smollett, and Elizabeth Inchbald, and referencing never-before analyzed case records, Nixon reconstructs the narratives of real orphans in the British parliamentary, equity, and common law courts and compares them to the narratives of fictional orphans. The orphan's uncertain economic, familial, and bodily status creates opportunities to "plot" his or her future according to new ideologies of the social individual. Nixon demonstrates that the orphan encourages both fact and fiction to re-imagine structures of estate (property and inheritance), blood (familial origins and marriage), and body (gender and class mobility). Whereas studies of the orphan typically emphasize the poor urban foundling, Nixon focuses on the orphaned heir or heiress and his or her need to be situated in a domestic space. Arguing that the eighteenth century constructs the "valued" orphan, Nixon shows how the wealthy orphan became associated with new understandings of the individual. New archival research encompassing print and manuscript records from Parliament, Chancery, Exchequer, and King's Bench demonstrate the law's interest in the propertied orphan. The novel uses this figure to question the formulaic structures of narrative sub-genres such as the picaresque and romance and ultimately encourage the hybridization of such plots. As Nixon traces the orphan's contribution to the developing novel and developing ideology of the individual, she shows how the orphan creates factual and fictional understandings of class, family, and gender.
Two fan-favorite stories of powerful men…wrapped around their babies' little fingers The Billionaire's Borrowed Baby by Janice Maynard Luc Cavallo runs a multimillion-dollar business and handles crises without blinking. Until the woman he once loved, Hattie Parker, appears in his office, looking as beautiful as she did a decade ago. Holding someone else's baby and asking Luc for protection. Sure, he'll play Daddy to her adopted child. Then he'll finally have Hattie where he wants her…. Baby Business by Katherine Garbera Donovan Tolley has to marry to keep his family's company, and Cassidy Franzone is the woman he wants. But when he finds his former lover, she's almost nine months pregnant! The baby has to be his. But convincing Cassidy to marry him without love on the table is one negotiation this cunning billionaire might not win….
Owner of a medieval shop in Boston, Alexandra is flourishing professionally. Her love life is not quite as happy, though. So, one day, she decides to put an end to her unsatisfactory relationship and look for the man with whom she will know “true” love! To help her in her quest, she decides on a “sign” that will tell her when she has found the Right One. This romantic tale will captivate you with its freshness and its many twists and turns. Who knows? Maybe it will inspire you to go looking for your own knight in shining armour...
In Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes, Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s: a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm. Turn the page back to the mid-twentieth century, and discover a world peopled by women with radiant smiles, clean pinafores and gleaming coiffures; a promised land of batch-baking, maraschino cherries and brightly hued plastic. A world where the darker side of the decade encompasses rampant prostitution, a notorious murder, and the threat of nuclear disaster. Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of the women who lived it. Step back in time to where our grandmothers scrubbed their doorsteps, cared for their families, lived, laughed, loved and struggled. This is their story.
STIRRING UP THE PAST… After her sister was attacked and left for dead, Ashley Davis traveled to the remote Greystone Island in search of answers. But identifying her sister's assailant while on the imposing and mysterious Langdon estate seemed impossible—especially when she sensed a sinister force lurking in the shadows. COULD GET HER KILLED Now the only way to uncover the truth—and stay alive—was to join forces with Brad Taylor, the island's mysterious police officer. But forging this unlikely union with the one man who made her pulse race seemed even more frightening than the long-buried secrets of the past that were about to resurface….
What happens to a young adventurer when he does not believe in the mystical powers that aid him? Prince Tomlin, the hero of The Flight of the White Horse, makes the painful decision to run away from his father, King Terel, when he learns that his true love, the Lady Vera, has been entrapped in a magical necklace by the villainous Lord Harra. During his quest to rescue Vera, Tomlin resists the sorcerous wiles of the Lady Sharamar and battles storms, thieves, madness, and magic before his final confrontation with Harra. If he hopes to resist Harras magic and rescue Vera, he must fulfill the prophecies of his countrys mythological hero, the White Prince. But as long as Tomlin refuses to believe, the White Prince will not endow him with the centuries-old powers he needs.
First published in 1869, Lorna Doone is the story of John Ridd, a farmer who finds love amid the religious and social turmoil of seventeenth-century England. He is just a boy when his father is slain by the Doones, a lawless clan inhabiting wild Exmoor on the border of Somerset and Devon. Seized by curiosity and a sense of adventure, he makes his way to the valley of the Doones, where he is discovered by the beautiful Lorna. In time their childish fantasies blossom into mature love—a bond that will inspire John to rescue his beloved from the ravages of a stormy winter, rekindling a conflict with his archrival, Carver Doone, that climaxes in heartrending violence. Beloved for its portrait of star-crossed lovers and its surpassing descriptions of the English countryside, Lorna Doone is R. D. Blackmore’s enduring masterpiece. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Swept away into a court of magic and beauty, she discovers she is Tania, the lost princess of Faerie: the youngest daughter of Oberon and Titania. Since Tania's mysterious disappearance on the eve of her wedding five hundred years before, Faerie has been sunk in darkness and gloom. The courtly Lord Gabriel Drake, who Tania was once to marry, has found her and brought her back. With Tania's return, Faerie comes alive again as a land of winged children, glittering balls, and fantastic delights. But Tania can't forget Anita's world, or the boy she loved there. Torn between two loves and between two worlds, Tania slowly comes to discover why she disappeared so long ago. She possesses a singular magical ability and she must use it to stop a sinister plan that threatens the entire world of Faerie.
In his five bestselling novels, from The Sisterhood to Natural Causes, physician Michael Palmer has drawn on years of firsthand emergency-room experience to create the drama of a frighteningly authentic world--a world where the line between medicine and murder is scalpel-thin. Now, in his most harrowing suspense novel yet, Palmer reveals how the power to heal can become a license to kill.... With his wife, Evie, scheduled for surgery the next day, Dr. Harry Corbett goes to the hospital for what he hopes will be a quiet evening of reconciliation. In recent weeks Evie, never quick to share her feelings, has been more closed and distant than ever. But when Harry reaches Evie's room, it is too late for reconciliation. Shockingly, without warning, Evie is dead. The police suspect homicide. And their only suspect is Dr. Harry Corbett. Harry is not prepared for the stunning revelations that follow: His bright, beautiful, highly ambitious wife was leading a double life; she may have had dangerous secrets. But what secret could have been explosive enough to die for? Then the killer strikes again, boldly, tauntingly murdering one of Harry's favorite patients in such a way that only Harry knows the death was not natural. This time Harry is certain: The killer, medically sophisticated, coolly arrogant, moving undetected through a busy urban hospital, could only be a doctor. And he wonders--how many more will die? Desperately Harry probes deeper, following the only clue Evie left. What he finds is a sinister pattern that threatens patients in every hospital in the city. Harry is engaged in a life-and-death battle of wits with a chillingly efficient monster. And until the doctor is unmasked, no patient is safe from his lethal silent treatment. Michael Palmer has done it again, delivering a no-holds-barred novel of medical intrigue-- a gripping thriller that features the most terrifying physician since Hannibal Lecter. Silent Treatment will keep your pulse racing from beginning to end
Inspired by Jane Seymour's "Healing Hearts” paintings and the actress's trademarked Open Hearts Family jewelry collection, this book celebrates both the families we were born to and the families that we make for ourselves among friends and all who touch our lives. The Open Hearts design reflects life's joys, heartaches, and inspirations. Moving quotes, poems, real-life stories submitted by fans to the Open Hearts blog and Jane's equally inspirational artwork come together in this book that reminds us that if we keep our hearts open love will always find its way in.
The Balefire coven has tried and failed to replicate the original rite that bestowed immortality upon them centuries ago. Some were hoping to finally die, others to discover new reaches of power. Twins Clio and Thais weren’t sure what to expect, but now they are forced to confront a hidden enemy who still wants them dead. In addition, they’re coping with the love they both feel for the same person, who has finally made his choice. Readers who devoured the first three books in this thrill-ride series will be dying to see what happens next, and they’ll be rewarded with a shocking turn of events that no one will predict!
"Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. Eccentric, charming, and wise…The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past. This book will illuminate your heart." — Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop Don’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure. Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life’s infinite possibilities. More Praise: "Tender, insightful, and surprising… [Arthur Pepper] will instantly capture the hearts of readers who loved Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop, and Antoine Laurain’s The Red Notebook." — Library Journal, starred review
“If Your Heart Is Open, Love Will Always Find Its Way In.” An open heart is a universal symbol of giving and receiving love. This precious keepsake companion perfectly compliments the elegant jewelry designed by Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Seymour for her debut line exclusive to Kay Jewelers. Open Hearts reflects life's joys, heartaches, and inspirations and symbolizes that only when you can love yourself and keep your heart open are you able to give and receive love. This theme is celebrated through a collection of poems, essays, quotes, and Jane Seymour's equally inspirational “Healing Hearts” paintings. The coalescence of words and art speak to every kind of love in people's lives. They prove that it's a force that flows unconditionally, because if your heart is open, it can never stay broken.