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The Garden Path

By Kitty Burns Florey
  • ISBN Code: : 1497693470
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 301
  • Category : Fiction
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Rosie Mortimer, celebrity gardener with a successful TV show, has a pleasantly uneventful life with her undemanding beau. Her gay son and his partner live nearby. When her estranged daughter, Susannah, product of a fractured family, returns to Rosie’s Connecticut town with her husband, a former priest, to open a restaurant, the tense relationships among these three build to a near-tragedy. Rosie is forced to face the mistakes and failures that have plagued her—and Susannah, who has her own demons, learns to forgive.

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  • Pdf File: soul-light-and-wings.pdf

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You can't escape the cold these days, not after the Freeze. Rookie cop Irene Kelnotch and ex-bounty hunter Eric Homens aren’t just on the bottom rung of law enforcement, they’re on a completely different ladder. Tasked with patrolling the frozen wasteland outside of the walled city of Snowvault, their job’s as boring as they come. That all changes the morning Irene’s sixth sense leads them to an astonishing discovery: Syfael, a child of the avials, a species that hasn’t set foot in mortal territory since the Freeze three centuries ago. What should be a miraculous meeting quickly turns dangerous, as Syfael’s appearance captures the attention of a wide-reaching criminal organization: the Grasping Claws. With one of the Claws’ most feared operatives on the hunt, Eric and Irene set out on a quest to return Syfael home, crossing treacherous wilderness to reach the gateway between worlds said to exist in the distant city of Salvation. But the Claws aren’t the only ones after Syfael, and they may find that the greatest dangers lie in Eric’s past.

Sweet Thing

By Renée Carlino
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476763941
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 338
  • Pdf File: sweet-thing.pdf

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A USA TODAY bestselling contemporary romance about the complexities of love and self-discovery in the early post-college years. Mia Kelly thinks she has it all figured out. She’s an Ivy League graduate, a classically trained pianist, and the beloved daughter of a sensible mother and offbeat father. Yet Mia has been stalling since graduation, torn between putting her business degree to use and exploring music, her true love. When her father unexpectedly dies, she decides to pick up the threads of his life while she figures out her own. Uprooting herself from Ann Arbor to New York City, Mia takes over her father’s café, a treasured neighbor­hood institution that plays host to undiscovered musicians and artists. She’s denied herself the thrilling and unpredictable life of a musician, but a chance encounter with Will, a sweet, gorgeous, and charming guitar­ist, offers her a glimpse of what could be. When Will becomes her friend and then her roommate, she does everything in her power to suppress her passions—for him, for music—but her father’s legacy slowly opens her heart to the possibility of something more.

Something Else

By Eve Dangerfield
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  • Publisher : Eve Dangerfield Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 90
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 891
  • Pdf File: something-else.pdf

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“Once again Miss Dangerfield has given her readers another hot, sexy read that will have them fanning themselves continually. A brilliant continuation of Elle and Jackson's story.” - Ria Alexander - Reading Is Our Satisfaction, romance blogger “If you enjoyed Something Borrowed you will love Something Else. If you haven't read it yet, I definitely recommend.” - Stacey is Sassy, romance blogger Elle is on her way to her happily ever after: Fantastic job, gorgeous apartment and a smoking hot French boyfriend who trips over himself to cater to her every desire. And sure, she never saw herself getting married-but Jackson might just be the man to change her mind. Unless the other woman in his life has something to say about it... “Something Else is dessert for everyone who read Something Borrowed and wanted more of Elle and Jackson.” - G. (Glentyna), Goodreads review SOMETHING ELSE is the follow-up novella to SOMETHING BORROWED, from critically acclaimed author Eve Dangerfield. Read SOMETHING BORROWED first to get the most out of this story.

The Nanny State Made Me

By Stuart Maconie
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473562104
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 971
  • Pdf File: the-nanny-state-made-me.pdf

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'He is as funny as Bryson and as wise as Orwell' Observer It was the spirit of our finest hour, the backbone of our post-war greatness, and it promoted some of the boldest and most brilliant schemes this isle has ever produced: it was the Welfare State, and it made you and I. But now it's under threat, and we need to save it. In this timely and provocative book, Stuart Maconie tells Britain’s Welfare State story through his own history of growing up as a northern working class boy. What was so bad about properly funded hospitals, decent working conditions and affordable houses? And what was so wrong about student grants, free eye tests and council houses? And where did it all go so wrong? Stuart looks toward Britain’s future, making an emotional case for believing in more than profit and loss; and championing a just, fairer society.

The Elite Force: That Others May Live Bundle

By Catherine Mann
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1402276087
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 542
  • Pdf File: the-elite-force.pdf

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Hot, original military-themed romantic suspense trilogy by award-winning USA Today bestselling author. The 300 pararescue jumpers (PJs) in the world are the most elite force in the U.S. military, trained in high-risk rescue, and have never been featured in romance. "Smoking hot romance...This author has made me an instant and long time fan!" —Romance Readers Connection "Nobody writes military romance like Catherine Mann!" —#1 New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann "The newest star in romantic suspense, Catherine Mann delivers an emotional and action-packed story that leaves you wanting more."—#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon COVER ME: PJ Wade Rocha is fast roping from a helicopter into a blizzard to rescue stranded climbers when he meets beautiful Sunny Foster, who insists she can take care of herself just fine. As the snowstorm kicks into overdrive, she and Wade must take to the frozen wilderness in a race against time...and their own explosive passions. HOT ZONE: Master sergeant. Hugh Franco lives only to save others, until he plucks beautiful attorney Amelia Bailey from the wreckage of an earthquake and finds himself embroiled in ways he never expected. On the run from kidnappers, Hugh must call on all his training to protect them. But Amelia's fiery touch threatens to crack his world-and his heart-wide open.

Dancing in the Remains

By Conrad Hueston
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532072635
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 799
  • Pdf File: dancing-in-the-remains.pdf

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Nineteen-year-old Manson feels trapped in a life he despises. Living in Gatford, the town in which he grew up, his one ray of light is Mindy, a young woman with a disturbed mind and a passionate heart. She battles depression and harbors a strange obsession with death. They find themselves falling headfirst into a relationship as Manson’s life takes a dark turn. The death of his grandmother brings home Dan, a brother he hasn’t seen in years. Tensions grow, and emotions run high as the brothers head for an inevitable conflict. A novel, Dancing in the Remains tackles the real issues of depression, grief, and abandonment through a cast of unforgettable characters. Author Conrad Hueston explores an array of emotions that permeate not only the fictitious town of Gatford but also the world in which we live. Manson noticed the motion. His eyes were drawn to the scars. He decided to ask the question he’d been wondering for some time. “Do you still cut?” Mindy looked across the lawn. Not much grass was showing through the layers of white. She felt herself unravelling as she dropped the last roll of toilet paper and let it bounce away. “Sometimes,” she admitted. “Why?” Mindy inhaled deeply, taking in the moist night air and exhaling slowly. “I don’t know. I ... I just think my brain works differently. I’ve suffered from depression my whole life. They try to give me meds for it, but I ... I just can’t.” “Why can’t you?” “I’ve tried taking them; I really have.” Her eyes were fixed in a distant gaze. “Meds make me feel ... different. I don’t like it. Maybe ... maybe I’ve become so accustomed to the sadness that I can’t live any other way. Maybe I’m supposed to be like this. Broken.”

Texting Titan

By Kaci Rose
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  • Publisher : 5 Little Roses Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 576
  • Pdf File: texting-titan.pdf

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Enjoy this Steamy Sports Romance series from Small Town Romance author Kaci Rose... Dating a football player isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When you find your boyfriend cheating on you with not one, but two girls it leaves scars. But what about when you find the guy who is willing to heal those scars? The problem is they are both teammates. Oh and I only know the second guy by the name Titan, he's been texting me for weeks and it could be anyone on the team. Will his team loyalty win out over saving me when I need it most? Texting Titan is a standalone romance. A HOT Sports romance with a guaranteed happily ever after with a secret admirer and a second chance, it does have some strong language and oh my, sexy times. Enjoy!

Dive Bartender: Sibling Rivalry

By T.K. O'Neill
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bluestone Press
  • Book Code : 0967200687
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: dive-bartender.pdf

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Frank Ford is a survivor of 10 long years at the Metropole Bar, where he's babysitter and alcohol dealer to Zenith City's derelict class: the misfits, the losers, the crazies, the old fading lushes, and, of course, the budding young alcoholics unaware or indifferent to what lies ahead. We first see Frank in the aftermath of his little brother's funeral. Ray was an addict and a constant irritant. Forgotten, is how Frank wanted to remember Ray. The police, who also lost no love for Ray Ford, are leaning towards a verdict of suicide for the swollen, pulpy body that washed ashore near the port terminal. Frank thinks it was murder, but he's willing to let it ride. His grieving mother has other ideas. Set in 1977, Dive Bartender: Sibling Rivalry combines elements of David Goodis and Raymond Chandler with the popular culture of the era to form a pulp novel of sex, drugs, violence and smelt fishing.

Love Renewed Box Set, Episodes 1-5

By Geri Foster
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  • Publisher : Geri Foster
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 730
  • Pdf File: love-renewed-box-set-episodes-1-5.pdf

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Geri Foster brings you the epic serial Love Renewed, Women of Courage Best if books are read in order. Episode One: Gibbs City… Secrets, Spies, and Suspense shadow the residents of a small town in this amazing saga set in the 1940’s. Shadows of the past haunt Lily Tucker as she searches for a safe haven for her and her six-year-old daughter in post-World War II. Elliot Givens’ journey to complete a promise to his best friend soon takes a different turn when he meets Lily. Can two shattered souls come together to heal each other amongst the savage idealism of a small town or will the letter that Elliot carries rip them apart? Episode Two: Lily Tucker struggles to open the hotel left to her by her deceased husband’s parents and raise her only child. Elliot Givens battles his conscience and the promise he made his dying friend on the battle field. He never planned on falling in love with Lily. When a threat is made on little Katie’s life, Lily joins forces with the women of the town and Elliot to save the child’s life, while fighting her growing attraction to her late husband’s best friend. Can love stand up against gossip, tragedy and deception? Or are they doomed to go their separate ways and never find the true meaning of happiness when the truth is revealed? Episode Three: Lily Tucker’s family continues to stir the pot, making it hard for her to find happiness. She is reunited with her aunt and together they suspect her mother may have been murdered. She is attacked by her father and devastated that she is so helpless. To protect Lily, Elliot Givens confronts her family only to find he’s been lured into a trap. Jumped while at Black Water Creek, and left for dead, Elliot fights to survive and return to Lily and Katie. Will all the violence end? Will Elliot completely recover? Can their love survive against all the trouble Lily’s family brings to Gibbs City? Will their little town ever be the same again? Episode Four: Elliot Givens’ life hangs in the balance as he fights to survive a brutal beating meant to end it. The only thing that has kept him alive is his determination to protect Lily Tucker and her young daughter, Katie, from the vicious men who trapped him. Each day, the struggle to heal becomes more imperative, especially when he discovers that the men have kidnapped young Katie. Lily Tucker’s life is torn apart when the man she loves is almost killed by her own family. When her daughter is kidnapped and held for ransom, Lily’s worst nightmare comes to life. She and the women of Gibbs City come together in a race against time to find Katie while the local sheriff and Elliot go after the men who have taken her daughter. Can a town come together to find one of their own or will greed and treachery end the life of a small child? Episode Five: Lily Tucker-Givens is shocked when she walks into the lobby of the hotel she owns and finds a ghost from her past standing in it. Confused and torn, Lily’s life once again feels as if it is collapsing around her when she discovers her deceased husband, Randy, isn’t dead after all. Randy’s return threatens to tear her life with Elliot apart, especially after she discovers the reason Elliot had come to the hotel in the first place. Elliot Givens is shocked and weighted down with guilt when he discovers that his best friend was not killed during the war. He reluctantly gives Lily the envelope he has carried, unaware that the letter inside is not a love letter, but something far different. Lily soon discovers that her former husband isn’t the man she thought she knew or loved. Torn between the man of her past and the one for her future, Lily must decide which path she will take. Can Lily overcome the pain of her past to reach out for a new life in Gibbs City or will the past rip her hope for a new life away from her?

Missing Pieces

By Nicola Haken
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  • Publisher : Nicola Haken
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 818
  • Pdf File: missing-pieces.pdf

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Seventeen-year-old Maddie Davis has spent her whole life on the move. With an unstable mother who has a knack for making bad decisions, she’s never stayed in one place long enough to remember its postcode. But this time is different. This time, she has been dragged half way across the world. Arriving in California and being forced to go back to school feels like stepping back in time. She wants to go home… Until she meets Blaine Elwood – the stepson of an old family friend. Blaine appears to have it all. To the outside world, quarterback Blaine is rich, confident, and rocks the ‘arrogant bad boy’ image down to a tee. But nobody knows the demons that lurk beneath the façade. Nobody ever can. He has vowed never to let anyone get too close, let anyone discover how weak he really is. So when new girl Maddie starts tugging at strings he didn’t know existed in his heart, his only option is to push her away… Until he realises how much he needs her. When shattered secrets and splintered lies start unravelling around them, will the trust they’ve worked so hard to build be irreparably destroyed? Or will they realise they are two pieces of the same broken puzzle? *Missing Pieces is a revised version of a story previously published under the title Inevitable. Contains some strong language and sexual references. Also, please note the foreword regarding a subject which some readers may find uncomfortable, if certain reads can prove difficult for you.*