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A Rather Lovely Inheritance

By C.A. Belmond
  • ISBN Code: : 1101097914
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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After her Aunt Penelope dies, historical researcher Penny Nichols is astonished to learn that not only is she a bona fide heiress-but she's also been invited to put her research skills to work. This time, the history she's researching happens to be her very own. What she discovers about Aunt Penelope-a pair of wills, double lives, secret histories, and a family tree of vultures-is about to sweep Penny and a long-lost relative across France, over the hills of Italy, and throughout half of Europe on the adventure of several lifetimes.

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  • Pdf File: once-upon-a-river.pdf

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From bestselling author Diane Setterfield, a new mystery as gorgeous, spellbinding and addictively readable as her blockbuster debut The Thirteenth Tale. Solstice is a time of dreaming, a time of stories and a time of magic. On a dark, misty night in the small English village of Radcot, locals gather at the Swan Inn to cap their day with drinks and lore. The 600-year-old pub is a famed hub for storytellers, but the patrons cannot know that their evening will be stranger than any tale they could weave. Into the inn bursts a mysterious man, sopping and bloodied and carrying an unconscious four-year-old girl. But before he can explain who he and the child are, and how they came to be injured, he collapses. Upriver, two families are searching desperately for their missing daughters. Alice Armstrong has been missing for twenty-four hours, ever since her mother's suicide. And Amelia Vaughan vanished without a trace two years prior. When the families learn of the lost little girl at the Swan Inn, each wonders if their child has at last been found. But identifying the child may not be as easy as it seems. Once Upon a River is a miracle of a novel, a tale of love and family, of secrets and betrayal, and of the transformative power of storytelling.

Inheritance: A Novel

By Lan Samantha Chang
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393344762
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 669
  • Pdf File: inheritance.pdf

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Spanning seven decades and set in China and America against a backdrop of political chaos and social upheaval, this arresting debut novel tells a timeless story of familial devotion undermined by deceit and passion and rebuilt by memory. In 1931, abandoned after their mother's suicide, the young Junan and her sister, Yinan, make a pact never to leave each other. The two girls are inseparable—until Junan enters into an arranged marriage and finds herself falling in love with her soldier husband. When the Japanese invade China, Junan and her husband are separated. Unable to follow him to the wartime capital, Junan makes the fateful decision to send her sister after him. Inheritance traces the echo of betrayal through generations and explores the elusive nature of trust.

The Room-Mating Season

By Rona Jaffe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698150953
  • Total of Pages : 362
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 376
  • Pdf File: the-room-mating-season.pdf

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The masterful author of The Best of Everything takes us through a season of friendship, discovery, betrayal, and love to tell a story of four friends and the events that shaped their futures. New York in 1963 is a place of infinite possibilities, especially when you’re young and eager for the adventure a big city offers. Leigh, Cady, Vanessa, and Susan meet when they become roommates on the Upper East Side. Nothing can diminish the exhilaration of their newfound freedom and independence—even being crammed together in a single bedroom with a kitchen too small for a table and chairs. A casting assistant at a talent agency, Leigh is the level-headed one. Cady is a prep school teacher, emotional, passionate, and ready for love. Vanessa, a stewardess, craves her independence above all else. Susan is the mercurial, difficult one, and after one confrontation too many, makes a choice that will change the course of all their lives… PRAISE FOR RONA JAFFE “Reading Rona Jaffe is like being presented with a Cartier watch: you know exactly what you’re getting and it’s exactly what you want.”—Cosmopolitan “Vivid and trenchant…Wry and very readable…A minor genius.”—New York Times Book Review “Jaffe has not lost her wit, her keen eye for human frailties and her ear for the small but telling remark.”—Publishers Weekly

The Book of Lost Friends

By Lisa Wingate
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 1984819895
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 893
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-lost-friends.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. “An absorbing historical . . . enthralling.”—Library Journal Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

A Rather Remarkable Homecoming

By C.A. Belmond
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110154404X
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 530
  • Pdf File: a-rather-remarkable-homecoming.pdf

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Join the fun and frolic with American heiress Penny Nichols and her English hero Jeremy Laidley, as the adventurous couple sets off for more elegant travel and delightful sleuthing together! Penny and Jeremy are just returning from their honeymoon, only to be greeted by eccentric friends of Prince Charles bearing a rather royal request: to rescue a historical village on the coast of Cornwall, England. A property developer is bulldozing his way across the countryside to build a monstrous new development, and he's heading straight for Grandmother Beryl's old homestead where the newlyweds first met long ago as kids. Can Penny and Jeremy solve an ancient puzzle in time to save Grandma's house-and the entire village-from total destruction? On the romantic rocky cliffs of Cornwall, amid Celtic lore and tales of Shakespeare, smugglers, and shipwrecks, Penny and Jeremy must contend with a rakish cast of local characters: a bird-watching earl, a famous TV chef, a vain actor, a New Age farmer, a pair of thuggish real-estate tycoons, a rebel rock-and-roller, and a band of determined "eco-warriors." Following a trail of cryptic clues, Penny and Jeremy's new caper takes them to the lush island of Madeira and the legendary castle of Tintagel, in a race against time to find the astonishing truth... before the wrecking ball strikes. With her trademark wit, wisdom, and verve, C.A. Belmond's newest novel in her beloved "Rather" series provides a perfect armchair voyage of Europe's glamorous locales, with plenty of mystery, history, food, wine, love, and life's little pleasures.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Mystery

By John Charles,Candace Clark,Joanne Hamilton-Selway,Joanna Morrison
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838993915
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 653
  • Pdf File: the-readers-advisory-guide-to-mystery.pdf

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With several well-chosen booklists, practical programming ideas, and a brand new compendium of print and web-based resources, your only crime would be not adding this guide to your collection!

The Inheritance

By Nina Bell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Book Code : 0748133569
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 808
  • Pdf File: the-inheritance.pdf

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There's nothing like a death in the family to stir up old loves, rivalries and hatreds . . . In a world of winners and losers; friends and lovers; horses and dogs, Bramble, Felicity and Helena are sisters - but three very different women. Felicity, the eldest, a journalist most comfortable in a war zone, ran away from home after an argument with her father and has never healed the rift; Helena, in the middle, an actress concerned above all with creating the perfect appearance - but how long can she keep it up? And Bramble, who wants to be a champion just like her father, Olympic horseman Edward Beaumont. Family secrets, long buried, are unearthed as the women battle their father's enemies - and each other - to discover the real value of the Beaumont inheritance.

The Inheritance

By Charles Finch
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Book Code : 1466880201
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 210
  • Pdf File: the-inheritance.pdf

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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A mysterious bequest of money leads to a murder in this new novel in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series whose last installment The New York Times called “a sterling addition to this well-polished series.” Charles Lenox has received a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh, but when he looks into the matter he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared. As boys they had shared a secret: a bequest from a mysterious benefactor had smoothed Leigh’s way into the world after the death of his father. Lenox, already with a passionate interest in detective work, made discovering the benefactor's identity his first case – but was never able to solve it. Now, years later, Leigh has been the recipient of a second, even more generous bequest. Is it from the same anonymous sponsor? Or is the money poisoned by ulterior motives? Leigh’s disappearance suggests the latter, and as Lenox tries, desperately, to save his friend’s life, he’s forced into confrontations with both the most dangerous of east end gangs and the far more genteel denizens of the illustrious Royal Society. When someone close to the bequest dies, Lenox must finally delve deep into the past to uncover at last the identity of the person who is either his friend’s savior – or his lethal enemy.

Mystere Parish: Family Inheritance Complete Collection

By Jana DeLeon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488099456
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 928
  • Pdf File: mystere-parish.pdf

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Join New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon as she revisits three tales of suspense set in a mysterious Louisiana town! The Accused After working as a cop in New Orleans, Carter Trahan is back in Mystere Parish, where his latest assignment seems like a joke: making sure Alaina LeBeau lives in her childhood home for two weeks to comply with her mother’s will. But soon the sexy sheriff isn’t laughing. Someone—or something—is stalking the beautiful defense lawyer, turning her once-grand mansion into a house of horrors. The Betrayed One day on the job and contractor Zach Sargent is ready to believe the dilapidated old LeBeau mansion is haunted. Some intruder—earthly or not—is threatening the youngest LeBeau sister, back to claim her inheritance. And though Danae keeps her distance from the sexy hired hand, he falls for her in a heartbeat. The Reunion Bodyguard to an heiress is Tyler Duhan’s idea of hell. The steely, sexy ex-marine has heard—and dismissed—the gossip about the haunted old LeBeau mansion and its “cursed” heiresses. Now headstrong Joelle has arrived to reunite with her long-lost sisters. And as much as he wants her, he needs to keep his distance—or suffer the fatal consequences.

THE UPPITY EARL

By Marilyn Clay
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  • Publisher : The Regency Plume Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: the-uppity-earl.pdf

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In the tradition of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, THE UPPITY EARL by Marilyn Clay is a Clean, Sweet, and Proper Regency Romance, set in London. Miss Tessa Darby was born in England but grew up in American. She has now returned to England to escape her cruel stepfather and to try to reform the child labor laws of her birth country. Harrison Belmour, the fifth Earl of Penwyck is the very sort of influential gentleman Tessa wishes to impress with her plea. But a more uppity and self-righteous gentleman she has never met! Harrison Belmour is having the devil of a time controlling the deplorable behavior of his mother’s house guest, the auburn-haired, spectacle-making young lady from America. The stubborn chit refuses to take direction and the last thing the aristocratic Belmour family needs is another scandal! Still, the earl has to admit there is something refreshingly tantalizing about a beautiful woman who is both principled and intelligent. But, he refuses to believe he is falling in love with the willful young lady, even if he continues to reflect on what a perfect countess she would make! Note: The Uppity Earl was previously released in print as Miss Darby's Debut by Zebra Books, and in is also in ebook as The Hyde Park Spectacle. “Another unusual plot from the talented pen of Marilyn Clay! I loved both Tessa and the Earl of Penwyck. Readers will laugh aloud at the dance lesson!” – Melissa Frederick. “Ms. Clay handles social reform issues in Regency England with aplomb! A perfect blend of romance, and humor within a captivating plot.”–Red River Reviews. If you enjoy the traditional Regencies of Candice Hern, Barbara Metzger, Mary Balogh, and Emily Hendrickson, you'll enjoy the clean, sweet, and always amusing Regencies by Marilyn Clay. This Regency, as well as all of Ms. Clay's other Regencies and Regency-set mystery novels are suitable for teen readers. Look for Marilyn Clay's newest Regency romance, THE WRONG MISS FAIRFAX. A pair of look-alike cousins lead a confused lord on a merry chase! Something must be done before this handsome lord proposes to THE WRONG MISS FAIRFAX! NEW! Marilyn Clay's Regency Mystery Series featuring clever, young Miss Juliette Abbott as amateur sleuth. Readers will hold their breath along with Miss Abbott as she sorts through clues to solve the murders at MORLAND MANOR, IN MAYFAIR, MARGATE, MEDLEY PARK, MIDDLEWYCH, MAIDSTONE, MONTFORD HALL, MARSH LANE, MARTINDALE, and in the newest title in the Juliette Abbott Regency Mystery series, coming soon, MURDER AT MARLEY CHASE. MARILYN CLAY’s romantic suspense novels include DECEPTIONS: A Colonial Jamestown Novel. Catherine travels to the New World colony of Jamestown in search of her betrothed, but what she finds there nearly destroys her. Who can she trust now when it seems everyone in the colony is in on the deception? (Also in Ebook as DANGEROUS DECEPTIONS and THE LETTER.) SECRETS AND LIES, also originally published in hardcover. Four young English girls travel to the New World on a Bride Ship in search of love, a new life and the adventure of a lifetime. What they find instead is that someone in Jamestown wants them all dead! (In paperback and Ebook as A PETTICOAT AND LAMBSKIN GLOVES. Also in Ebook as DANGEROUS SECRETS.) BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY by Marilyn Clay. American icon Betsy Ross sets out to discover who killed her beloved husband John Ross, but is instead drawn into Philadelphia’s dangerous underworld of spies and double agents. Can Betsy bring down a notorious double spy before he kills her, or her beloved sisters? STALKING A KILLER, a contemporary mystery set in a Texas small-town. Aspiring PI Amanda Mason is shocked when the first crime she must solve is the murder charge against her own father! All of Marilyn Clay’s non-fiction titles, ENGLISH WOMEN AT SEA, HISTORY OF THE WATER CLOSET and three books on REGENCY PERIOD FURNITURE have all become Best-Sellers on Amazon.

Henry Oxshott

By Simon Fraser
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1800468210
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 998
  • Pdf File: henry-oxshott.pdf

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Henry Oxshott is a cat of medium intelligence, lazy but well bred. He lives in a flat which was left to him by one of his relatives who spent most of her time buying antiques and paintings which now fill the flat. It is the 1980s. He has no job and no income and is down to his last few pounds.

To Desire a Devil

By Elizabeth Hoyt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vision
  • Book Code : 9780446568197
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 938
  • Pdf File: to-desire-a-devil.pdf

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NOTHING IS MORE INTOXICATING- Reynaud St. Aubyn has spent the last seven years in hellish captivity. Now half mad with fever he bursts into his ancestral home and demands his due. Can this wild-looking man truly be the last earl's heir, thought murdered by Indians years ago? OR DANGEROUS- Beatrice Corning, the niece of the present earl, is a proper English miss. But she has a secret: No real man has ever excited her more than the handsome youth in the portrait in her uncle's home. Suddenly, that very man is here, in the flesh-and luring her into his bed. THAN SURRENDERING TO A DEVIL. Only Beatrice can see past Reynaud's savagery to the noble man inside. For his part, Reynaud is drawn to this lovely lady, even as he is suspicious of her loyalty to her uncle. But can Beatrice's love tame a man who will stop at nothing to regain his title-even if it means sacrificing her innocence?