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A Man of His Own

By Susan Wilson
  • ISBN Code: : 1250014379
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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Rick Stanton was a promising professional baseball player with dreams of playing in the major leagues and starting a family with his young wife, Francesca, when World War II changed everything. Rick returns from the war with his body broken and his dreams shattered. But it was not just body and spirit he sacrificed for the war. He and Francesca volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army's K-9 Corp, not knowing if they'd ever see him again. Keller Nicholson is the soldier who fought the war with Pax by his side, and the two have the kind of profound bond that can only be forged in war. Pax is the closest Keller has to a sense of family, and he can't bear the thought of returning him to the Stantons. But Rick and Francesca refuse to give him up. Instead, an arrangement is made: Keller will work as Rick's live-in aide. And thus an unlikely family is formed, with steadfast Pax at the center. As they try to build a new life out of the ashes, Keller and Francesca struggle to ignore their growing attraction to each other, and Rick, believing that he can no longer give Francesca what she needs and wants, quietly plans a way out. All three of them need healing. All three of them are lost. And in Susan Wilson's A Man of His Own, Pax, with his unconditional love and unwavering loyalty, may be the only one who can guide them home.

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The sixth book in the Anne Shirley series. 'It's been lovely to be Anne of Green Gables again for a week, but it's a hundred times lovelier to come back and be Anne of Ingleside' There's never a dull moment at Ingleside, Anne's lively home: Anne is now the mother of five children - with a sixth baby on the way. But even with endless demands on her time, she couldn't be happier and there's nowhere in the world she'd rather be. No matter what life brings - whether it's the numerous scrapes her children get up to or Gilbert's insufferable aunt outstaying her welcome by months - Anne faces every challenge with her usual verve for life. But then she begins to suspect that Gilbert doesn't love her any more. She's a little older, it's true, but Anne is the same spirited redhead she's always been. She hasn't changed. But has he? A collection that will be coveted by children and adults alike, this list is the best in children's literature, curated by Virago. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Little Princess,The Secret Garden) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.

A Warrant to Kill

By Kathryn Casey
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062063251
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 532
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She tried to tell her friends. She even went to the police. No one would believe her--and now she was dead. Problems had always followed Susan White, but when she remarried and moved to Houston's posh suburbs, she thought the past was behind her--until she met a deputy sheriff named Kent McGowen who would soon become her worst nightmare. McGowen was an aggressive cop with a spotty record. When Susan rebuffed his advances, she claimed he stalked and harassed her, using her troubled teenage son as bait. And then, in an act of arrogance and revenge, he made good on his threats, setting her up for the kill. In A Warrant to Kill, Kathryn Casey meticulously pieces together the tragic shards of the case to create a riveting story of vengeance, fear, and justice--of the terrifying power a badge can have in the wrong hands.

The Nature of Fragile Things

By Susan Meissner
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 045149220X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 316
  • Pdf File: the-nature-of-fragile-things.pdf

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April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are lost, lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed. Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly handsome. Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin's silent five-year-old daughter, but Martin's odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn't right. Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved. The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear. From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War and As Bright as Heaven comes a gripping novel about the bonds of friendship and mother love, and the power of female solidarity.

Up Country

By Nelson DeMille
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 9780759526853
  • Total of Pages : 720
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 627
  • Pdf File: up-country.pdf

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Much more than a blood-and-guts thriller...An insightful, moving, and sensitive look at what the war did to a country, its people, and its enemies." - Orlando Sentinel Former army homicide investigator Paul Brenner has just gotten used to the early retirement forced on him after the disastrous end of his last case when his old commanding officer asks him to return for one final mission: investigate a murder that took place in wartime Vietnam thirty years before. Brenner reluctantly accepts out of curiosity and loyalty...and maybe a touch of boredom. He won't be bored for long. Back in Vietnam, Brenner meets expatriate Susan Weber, a woman as exotic, sensual, and dangerous as the nation of her voluntary exile. Brenner is plunged into a world of corruption, lethal double cross, and haunted memories-as he's suddenly thrust back into a war that neither he nor his country ever really stopped fighting.

Between the Covers

By Margo Hammond,Ellen Heltzel
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  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Book Code : 0786727004
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 993
  • Pdf File: between-the-covers.pdf

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With wit and wisdom, the bibliophile's Ebert & Roeper recommend more than 600 books based on what women care about most. Between the Covers is organized around their wide-ranging curiosity—about themselves, friends and family, the larger world—and their concerns, from health to sex to managing their finances. With such sections as “Babes We Love” (Role Models Real and Imagined), “The Babe Inside” (Focusing on Body and Soul), and “Love, Sex & Second Chances,” this unique collection of fiction and nonfiction reflects how women really read.

The Highwayman

By H. C. Bailey
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 135
  • Pdf File: the-highwayman.pdf

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"The Highwayman" by H. C. Bailey. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Kill You Twice

By Chelsea Cain
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Book Code : 1250014883
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 474
  • Pdf File: kill-you-twice.pdf

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Nothing makes Portland detective Archie Sheridan happier than knowing that Gretchen Lowell—the serial killer whose stunning beauty is belied by the gruesome murders she's committed—is locked away in a psych ward. Archie can finally heal from the near-fatal physical and emotional wounds she's inflicted on him and start moving on with his life. To this end, Archie throws himself into the latest case to come across his desk: A cyclist has discovered a corpse in Mount Tabor Park on the eastern side of Portland. The man was gagged, skinned, and found hanging by his wrists from a tree. It's the work of a killer bold and clever enough to torture his victim for hours on a sunny summer morning in a big public park and yet leave no trace. And then Archie gets a message he can't ignore—Gretchen claims to have inside knowledge about this grisly murder. Archie finally agrees to visit Gretchen, because he can't risk losing his only lead in the case. At least, that's what he tells himself . . . but the ties between Archie and Gretchen have always been stronger, deeper, and more complex than he's willing to admit, even to himself. What game is she playing this time? And even more frightening, what long-hidden secrets from Gretchen's past have been dredged up that someone would kill to protect? At once terrifying and magnetic, "Beauty Killer" Gretchen Lowell returns with a vengeance in Kill You Twice, Chelsea Cain's latest razor-sharp psychological thriller.

The Caddis Man

By Susan Slater
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  • Publisher : Secret Staircase Books, an imprint of Columbine Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1649140711
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 243
  • Pdf File: the-caddis-man.pdf

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The 1918 influenza pandemic robbed Constance Warkentine of both her parents. The stringent terms in her father’s will robbed her of everything else. Unless she can find a husband and produce a son, the family property founded by her grandparents and lovingly tended for generations will pass to the Mennonite church, and she will be sent to live in a religious order. She has only a few months until her thirtieth birthday, when her life will change forever. So, when the traveling caddis man shows up with his sales case of samples—extracts and spices that fill her kitchen with their heady scent—and his own powerful presence, it seems evident to Constance that God has, indeed, answered her prayer. And if it’s not exactly a match made in heaven, at least she will be allowed to keep the Kansas farm she loves so dearly. Or will she? There may be other forces at work, those in power who don’t wish to see her succeed. Constance marries her caddis man, a decision that will shape the destiny of her family for generations to come. Her middle child is born with the good looks and fierce determination of her father, and at a fairly young age Evy finds herself in a position where the very existence of the family hinges upon her being able to safeguard the caddis man’s most devastating secret. Readers are loving this sweeping family saga that spans fifty years and half a world, from the wide Kansas farmlands to the missionary settlements in the Congo, through the effects of two world wars and the Great Depression. The Caddis Man will appeal to fans of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Signature of All Things. This is historical fiction at its finest, and a great choice for book groups. Includes Book Club Discussion Questions Praise for Susan Slater’s novels: “… witty and absorbing” –Publishers Weekly “… definitely enjoyed the author's smooth writing style, plus the protagonist's positive attitude and sense of humor. I can see why Hollywood came calling. I will certainly read more of Susan Slater's work.” – JPE, 5 stars, on 0 to 60 “If you like surprising twists and turns this book certainly will offer you some. Right from the very first sentence on you are supplied with one jaw-dropping-moment after another. Keeps you reading!” – 5 stars, online review

Good Chinese Wife

By Susan Blumberg-Kason
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1402293356
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 773
  • Pdf File: good-chinese-wife.pdf

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A stunning memoir of an intercultural marriage gone wrong When Susan, a shy Midwesterner in love with Chinese culture, started graduate school in Hong Kong, she quickly fell for Cai, the Chinese man of her dreams. As they exchanged vows, Susan thought she'd stumbled into an exotic fairy tale, until she realized Cai—and his culture—where not what she thought. In her riveting memoir, Susan recounts her struggle to be the perfect traditional "Chinese" wife to her increasingly controlling and abusive husband. With keen insight and heart-wrenching candor, she confronts the hopes and hazards of intercultural marriage, including dismissing her own values and needs to save her relationship and protect her newborn son, Jake. But when Cai threatens to take Jake back to China for good, Susan must find the courage to stand up for herself, her son, and her future. Moving between rural China and the bustling cities of Hong Kong and San Francisco, Good Chinese Wife is an eye-opening look at marriage and family in contemporary China and America and an inspiring testament to the resilience of a mother's love—across any border.