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A Magical New York Christmas

By Anita Hughes
  • ISBN Code: : 1250774535
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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"There’s plenty to love in this sparkling Christmas rom-com."—Publishers Weekly A magical holiday love story set at the glamorous Plaza Hotel in New York City. It’s Christmas week when 26-year-old Sabrina Post knocks on the door of the Vanderbilt suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, ready to accept the ghostwriting position for the memoir of Grayson Westcott—a famous art dealer. A struggling journalist, Sabrina can't believe her luck: a paycheck and six nights in her own suite at the Plaza. She feels like Eloise, the heroine from her favorite children’s books. To make the job even more exciting, Grayson recounts how he worked as a butler at the Plaza sixty years ago for none other than the author of the Eloise books, Kay Thompson. What promises to be a perfect week is complicated when Sabrina meets Ian Wentworth, a handsome British visitor, at the hotel bar. When Ian assumes Sabrina is another wealthy guest at the hotel, she doesn’t correct him —a decision she doesn’t regret after learning that Ian is a member of the British aristocracy. But, things are not what they seem. The truth is: Ian is not a wealthy lord; he’s actually the personal secretary of Lord Spencer Braxton. As the week unfolds, will Sabrina and Ian learn the truth about one another? Filled with the magic that can only be found at the Plaza Hotel during the holidays, and revealing facts about the author of the Eloise books, Anita Hughes's A Magical New York Christmas is both a holiday treat and a heartwarming story that reminds us that falling in love is the greatest miracle of all.

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By A.R. Nares
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5877760440
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 633
  • Pdf File: a-glossary.pdf

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A Gansett Island Christmas (Gansett Island Series, Book 18.5)

By Marie Force
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  • Publisher : Marie Force
  • Book Code : 1946136409
  • Total of Pages : 327
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 654
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It’s Christmas on Gansett Island, but a blizzard is ruining everyone’s plans… Until Ned gets a big idea that might save the day for the McCarthys and their family. Take the ferry to Gansett Island and spend Christmas Day with Big Mac, Linda and the entire McCarthy family. Previously published through Marie’s online store on December 25, 2017. The Gansett Island Series Book 1: Maid for Love (Mac & Maddie) Book 2: Fool for Love (Joe & Janey) Book 3: Ready for Love (Luke & Sydney) Book 4: Falling for Love (Grant & Stephanie) Book 5: Hoping for Love (Evan & Grace) Book 6: Season for Love (Owen & Laura) Book 7: Longing for Love (Blaine & Tiffany) Book 8: Waiting for Love (Adam & Abby) Book 9: Time for Love (Daisy & David) Book 10: Meant for Love (Jenny & Alex) Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella (Jared & Lizzie) Book 11: Gansett After Dark (Owen & Laura) Book 12: Kisses After Dark (Shane & Katie) Book 13: Love After Dark (Paul & Hope) Book 14: Celebration After Dark (Big Mac & Linda) Book 15: Desire After Dark (Slim & Erin) Book 16: Light After Dark (Mallory & Quinn) Book 17: Victoria & Shannon (Episode 1) Book 18: Kevin & Chelsea (Episode 2) Book 19: Mine After Dark (Riley &Nikki) Book 20: Yours After Dark (Finn & Chloe) Book 21: Trouble After Dark (Deacon & Julia) Book 22: Rescue After Dark (Mason & Jordan) Book 23: Blackout After Dark (Full Cast)

Rhett Butler's People

By Donald McCaig
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1429928484
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 573
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Fully authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, Rhett Butler's People is the astonishing and long-awaited novel that parallels the Great American Novel, Gone With The Wind. Twelve years in the making, the publication of Rhett Butler's People marks a major and historic cultural event. Through the storytelling mastery of award-winning writer Donald McCaig, the life and times of the dashing Rhett Butler unfolds. Through Rhett's eyes we meet the people who shaped his larger than life personality as it sprang from Margaret Mitchell's unforgettable pages: Langston Butler, Rhett's unyielding father; Rosemary his steadfast sister; Tunis Bonneau, Rhett's best friend and a onetime slave; Belle Watling, the woman for whom Rhett cared long before he met Scarlett O'Hara at Twelve Oaks Plantation, on the fateful eve of the Civil War. Of course there is Scarlett. Katie Scarlett O'Hara, the headstrong, passionate woman whose life is inextricably entwined with Rhett's: more like him than she cares to admit; more in love with him than she'll ever know... Brought to vivid and authentic life by the hand of a master, Rhett Butler's People fulfills the dreams of those whose imaginations have been indelibly marked by Gone With The Wind.

For The Sake of Her Family

By Diane Allen
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0230766102
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 917
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1912 in the Yorkshire Dales and Alice Bentham and her brother Will have lost their mother to cancer. Money is scarce and pride doesn’t pay the doctor or put food on the table. Alice gets work at Whernside Manor looking after Lord Frankland’s fragile sister Miss Nancy. Meanwhile Will and his best-friend Jack begin working for the Lord of the Manor at the marble mill. But their purpose there is not an entirely honest one. For a while everything runs smoothly, but corruption, attempted murder and misplaced love are just waiting in the wings. Nothing is as it seems and before they know it, Alice and Will’s lives are entwined with those of the Franklands' and nothing will ever be the same again.

Butler, Vermont Series Boxed Set, Books 1-4

By Marie Force
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  • Publisher : HTJB, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1950654508
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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 195
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The characters you met in and loved in the Green Mountain Series are back in this continuation of the Abbott/Coleman/Stillman family story. In this collection, read about cousin Grayson Coleman in Every Little Thing, Cameron’s dad, Patrick Murphy, in Can’t Buy Me Love and Wade Abbott in Here Comes the Sun! Set in the mountain town of Butler, Vermont, and with the family’s Green Mountain Country Store business at the heart of the series, come along as these characters find love and other things, such as Fred the town moose, on their way to happily ever after.

Murder Most Merry

By Lesley Cookman
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  • Publisher : Headline Accent
  • Book Code : 1472295986
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 307
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Three previously published short Christmas stories, featuring Libby Serjeant, now available together in ebook. Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, J. R. Ellis and LJ Ross. 'Lesley Cookman is the Queen of Cosy Crime' PAUL MAGRS MURDER AT MALLOWAN MANOR It's the run-up to Christmas. Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran have been invited to stay at grand old Mallowan Manor to investigate some mysterious rumours which are preventing the owner from selling up. A weird cast of characters, including an ageing actress and an enigmatic butler, makes Libby feel like she's ended up in an Agatha Christie plot... MURDER MOST FOWL It is almost Christmas, and pantomime rehearsals are well under way . . . Once again, local butcher Bob is playing the dame, but the whole production is put under threat when someone sabotages his business. Super sleuth Libby Sarjeant now has to recruit Fran Wolfe to help find the culprit, and restore the Steeple Martin pantomime. MURDER AND THE PANTOMIME CAT Pantomime is coming to The Alexandria theatre in Nethergate. Among the cast is Clemency, an old acquaintance of Libby Sarjeant and Fran Wolfe. She is making her return to the professional stage, encouraged by her mother Dame Amanda Knight, whom Libby and Fran met on a previous adventure. But when one objectionable member of the cast is found dead, Dame Amanda and heavyweight of the English Stage, Sir Andrew McColl, call in Libby, Fran and their friends to prevent the wrong person being charged with murder and the Nethergate pantomime from turning into a disastrous melodrama. Readers LOVE the Libby Sarjeant series: 'I've read all of the books in this series and love them all' 5* Reader Review 'Just can't get enough of reading about Libby and her friends' 5* Reader Review 'Libby's gang are like old friends and I was hooked from the start' 5* Reader Review 'Love this series, roll on the next one!' 5* Reader Review 'I adore the characters and the village. I wish I could live on All Hallows Lane and be a part of this gang. Hoping for a new novel soon. Highly recommend' 5* Reader Review 'The characters are so likeable. I would love to visit the mythical Steeple Martin!' 5* Reader Review

Some Faces in the Crowd

By Budd Schulberg
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453261826
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 845
  • Pdf File: some-faces-in-the-crowd.pdf

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Twenty gritty stories by the Academy Award–winning writer of On the Waterfront and A Face in the Crowd. Despite growing up among Hollywood’s most powerful producers and movie stars in the 1920s and ’30s, Budd Schulberg was always a populist at heart. In this collection of his best short fiction, Schulberg takes readers from the halls of privilege in Los Angeles to smoky dives and dockyard slums in New York. His eye for detail and nose for trouble render characters as vividly as a Weegee photograph. These stories also represent the great clash of people and ideas in mid-century America. The collection includes “The Arkansas Traveler,” the story Schulberg adapted into the influential, prescient film A Face in the Crowd starring Andy Griffith. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

No Chore

By Lexy Timms
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  • Publisher : Dark Shadow Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 225
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 158
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You don't get anything clean, without getting something else dirty. Evelyn, daughter of the Baron of Smythe has finally escaped her arranged marriage to a cruel duke she doesn't love. Except her escape means she has to leave behind Alistair, the handsome butler she's secretly fallen for. Evie must start over without the butler she will never see again. Or so she thinks. When Alistair finds her, he convinces her to come home, but when Evie finally returns to England she'll have to face the cruel duke who refuses to release her. Back in her golden cage, she discovers the unthinkable and is forced to make a choice: the wealthy duke who will secure her place in society, or the butler who will lead to her downfall. Alistair Godstone has always known that servants don't marry noblewomen. His forbidden affair with Evelyn can never last. When he discovers that Evie has fled England, he can't let her go. He goes after her, determined to bring her home and eventually win her heart for good. Alistair refuses to give her up again and will fight the duke for her hand if necessary—but with a secret of his own and a stunning change in fortune for both of them, a life with Evie seems out of his reach. Can Alistair and Evie break the rules of society, or will duty force them apart forever? Butler & Heiress Series To Serve For Duty No Chore All Wrapped Up This is the final book in the Butler & Heiress Series. It's a contemporary, sweet (and slightly steamy) romance that will end in an HEA. The Christmas story is an extra to enjoy!

Lucky Dog

By Leo Butler
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1408149710
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 625
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Over Christmas dinner Sue and Eddie gossip and discuss the good times they used to have together before their son left home, leaving a void in their lives. But then Eddie disappears with the dog and their neighbour's son comes round to liven things up and stay the night. Through the creation of a seemingly banal universe, Butler creates an intense atmosphere of guilt and suspicion within this couple's world. Published to tie in with the Royal Court premiere in May 2004

A Christmas Return

By Anne Perry
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0425285081
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 680
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’Tis the season of giving—and with this wonderful book, New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry shares a brand-new holiday mystery filled with bygone relationships and hidden secrets. As Charlotte Pitt’s grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah’s doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim’s widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her estranged friend and solving the crime that drove them apart. On arrival, Mariah joins forces with the murdered man’s grandson, a sleuth in his own right who’s discovered promising evidence as well as a suspect. But Surrey’s picturesque hills conceal dark doings and shocking revelations that could make the holiday anything but calm and bright. Decked with intrigue and trimmed with Yuletide spirit, A Christmas Return is a holiday treat wrapped in the glorious storytelling talents of the reigning master of Victorian mystery. Praise for A Christmas Return “This compact little gem, [Anne] Perry’s fifteenth Christmas novella, demonstrates her proficiency in writing Victorian-set mysteries. . . . The atmosphere of close-knit village life in the 1890s feels pitch-perfect, from the homeliness of residents’ holiday decor to the gossip that spreads like a dreadful stain. The characterization is superb, and the work’s short length is perfect for the material. The spirit of the Christmas season is cleverly evoked through the underlying theme that it’s never too late for reconciliations and second chances.”—Historical Novels Review (Editors’ Choice) “Perry’s many fans will enjoy another winning Victorian-era mystery set during the holidays.”—Library Journal “Exceptional . . . Perry unobtrusively incorporates insights about the true meaning of the season into the engrossing plot.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Fettigrew Hall - The Biography of a House

By Anne Flint
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  • Publisher : Anne Flint
  • Book Code : 0984429301
  • Total of Pages : 225
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 523
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After the devastating death of her husband, Megan Redford returns to England, where she was raised. In London she meets Andrew, who tells her she looks just like his long lost girlfriend Meghan. As she travels, she finds and explores a deserted Tudor mansion and she becomes unaccountably obsessed with it. She arranges to purchase and restore the house and learns the locals think the house is haunted. Megan meets Andrew’s brother, Gray, a retired butler and man of all trades, who begins to help her with restoration. As cleaning and repair begin on the house Megan has several occasions where the door on a back bedroom cannot be opened. While cleaning that room she discovers a hidden passage containing the skeleton. A book is found written by a former owner of the house, which tells of the house’s history and some of the people who lived there over the centuries. The house starts to come alive with ghosts and hauntings.

Parable of the Talents

By Octavia E. Butler
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453263624
  • Total of Pages : 365
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 622
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Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel: The powerful and compelling sequel to the dystopian classic Parable of the Sower Lauren Olamina was only eighteen when her family was killed, and anarchy encroached on her Southern California home. She fled the war zone for the hope of quiet and safety in the north. There she founded Acorn, a peaceful community based on a religion of her creation, called Earthseed, whose central tenet is that God is change. Five years later, Lauren has married a doctor and given birth to a daughter. Acorn is beginning to thrive. But outside the tranquil group’s walls, America is changing for the worse. Presidential candidate Andrew Steele Jarret wins national fame by preaching a return to the values of the American golden age. To his marauding followers, who are identified by their crosses and black robes, this is a call to arms to end religious tolerance and racial equality—a brutal doctrine they enforce by machine gun. And as this band of violent extremists sets its deadly sights on Earthseed, Acorn is plunged into a harrowing fight for its very survival. Taking its place alongside Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Butler’s eerily prophetic novel offers a terrifying vision of our potential future, but also one of hope. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

By E. Nesbit
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 866
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The Story of the Treasure Seekers is a novel by E. Nesbit. First published in 1899, it tells the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice,

The Joke’S on Me

By Jim Purdy
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450295347
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 493
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While debating Sir Winston on the House of Commons, Lady Astor says, Sir Winston, if I were your wife, I should poison your tea. Sir Winston replies, Madam, if I were your husband, I would drink it. In 1066, a Battle of Hastings ensued in England, eventually causing two languages to merge and form modern English. In The Jokes on Me, English language aficionado Jim Purdy provides an entertaining tutorial of jokes, explanations, and associated vocabulary based on this historical transition. Purdy bases most of his jokes on sex, politics, and religion, depending on the unexpected as he leads serious students of languages to the other side of English. While including jokes not intended for the easily offended, Purdy relies on the experiences he acquired during his frequent travels throughout Europe as he shares jokes as diverse as the world around us. Purdy spares no one from his humorous jabs, including Lady Astor and Sir Winston, the Lone Ranger, and the Pope. The Jokes on Me is a step-by-step guide that will encourage both novice and experienced students of languages to gain a new appreciation of the American sense of humor while simultaneously enhancing their vocabulary and linguistics abilities.