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A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel
by Isabel Allende

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?From the聽author of <i>The House of the Spirits, </i>this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淥ne of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende鈥檚] long career.鈥濃€?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires.<br /><br /> Together with two thousand other refugees, they embark on the SS <i>Winnipeg</i>, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: 鈥渢he long petal of sea and wine and snow.鈥?As unlikely partners, they embrace exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning, and over the course of their lives, they will face trial after trial. But they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they will be exiles no more. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along.<br /><br /> A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, <i>A Long Petal of the Sea</i> shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.<br /><br /><b>Praise for聽<i>A Long Petal of the Sea</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淏oth an intimate look at the relationship between one man and one woman and an epic story of love, war, family, and the search for home, this gorgeous novel, like all the best novels, transports the reader to another time and place, and also sheds light on the way we live now.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩. Courtney Sullivan, author of聽<i>Saints for All Occasions</i><br /></b><br /> 鈥淭his is a novel not just for those of us who have been Allende fans for decades, but also for those who are brand-new to her work: What a joy it must be to come upon Allende for the first time. She knows that all stories are love stories, and the greatest love stories are told by time.鈥?lt;b>鈥擟olum McCann, National Book Award鈥搘inning author of聽<i>Let the Great World Spin</i></b>
The Girl You Left Behind: A Novel
by Jojo Moyes

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

August 20, 2013

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<b>From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of<i>聽The Giver of Stars</i>, a sweeping bestseller of love and loss, deftly weaving two journeys from World War I France to present day London.</b><br /><br /> Paris, World War I. Sophie Lef貓vre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, 脡douard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie鈥檚 portrait鈥攑ainted by her artist husband鈥攁 dangerous obsession is born. <br /> 聽<br /> Almost a century later in London, Sophie鈥檚 portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait鈥檚 true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv鈥檚 world is turned upside all over again.
Night Moves (Night Tales)
by Nora Roberts

Language

English

Pages

221

Publication Date

September 09, 2019

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<strong>From #1 </strong><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a classic tale about the risks of passion!</strong><br /><br />Maggie Fitzgerald has retreated from her former fast-paced life, seeking solitude to heal her broken heart. But her new landscaper, Cliff Delaney, is gruff and abrupt鈥攁nd somehow irresistible. And when a body is found too close to home, shattering her peace entirely, Maggie is forced into the arms of the very man she finds so aggravating. The trouble is, Cliff is the prime suspect in the investigation. Has Maggie fallen for a good man with a rough exterior鈥r a coldhearted killer? <br /><br />Originally published in 1985.
Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

642

Publication Date

October 26, 2004

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?<b>NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES聽<br /></b></b><br />Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon鈥檚 work. Her聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.<br /><br /><b><b>One of the top ten best-loved novels in America, as seen on PBS鈥檚聽<i>The Great American Read</i>!</b></b><br /><br />Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach鈥攁n 鈥渙utlander鈥濃€攊n a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.<br /><br /> Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.<br /><br /><b>This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:</b><br />鈥?An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon鈥檚聽<i>Dragonfly in Amber</i>, the second novel in the Outlander series聽<br />鈥?An interview with Diana Gabaldon聽<br />鈥?An<i>聽Outlander</i>聽reader鈥檚 guide<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>Outlander</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淢arvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淗istory comes deliciously alive on the page.鈥?lt;b>鈥擭ew York <i>Daily News</i></b>
How to Stop Time: A Novel
by Matt Haig

Language

English

Pages

333

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<b>鈥淎 quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations鈥?A delightfully witty鈥oignant novel.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /> <b>聽聽</b><br /> <b>鈥淪he smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going鈥?I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words.鈥?lt;/b><br /><br /> Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life.<br /><br /> Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present.<br /><br /> <i>How to Stop Time</i>聽tells a聽love story across the ages鈥攁nd for the ages鈥攁bout a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live.聽It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.<br /> 聽<br /> Soon to be a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America
by Amy Belding Brown

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

July 01, 2014

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<b>鈥淎 compelling, emotionally gripping鈥? novel of historical fiction鈥攑erfect for readers of <i>America鈥檚 First Daughter</i>.</b><br /><br /><i>Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676</i>. Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. <br /><br />Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness.聽To her confused surprise, she is drawn to her captors鈥?open and straightforward way of life, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer. All her life, Mary has been taught to fear God, submit to her husband, and abhor Indians. Now, having lived on the other side of the forest, she begins to question the edicts that have guided her, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her.<br /><br /> Based on the compelling true narrative of Mary Rowlandson,<i> Flight of the Sparrow</i> is an evocative tale that transports the reader to a little-known time in early America and explores the real meanings of freedom, faith, and acceptance.<br /><br /> <b>READERS GUIDE INCLUDED</b>
Hunting for a Highlander: Highland Brides
by Lynsay Sands

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

January 28, 2020

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<p><strong>Four Buchanan brothers have found their brides鈥nly three more to go </strong><strong>in this scintillating romance from </strong><strong><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Lynsay Sands鈥?lt;/strong></p><p>Lady Dwyn Innes feels utterly out of place among the eligible women who鈥檝e descended on Buchanan Keep, vying for the attention of the last unmarried brothers. She isn鈥檛 long-legged and slender like her sisters, or flirtatious and wily like other lasses. Since her betrothed died, Dwyn has resigned herself to becoming an old maid. Yet a chance encounter with a stranger in the orchard awakens her to a new world of sensation and possibility...</p><p>After weeks away, Geordie Buchanan returns to find his home swarming with potential brides, thanks to his loving but interfering family. But one lass in particular draws his attention from the moment he spies her climbing a tree. Lady Dwyn is not nearly as plain as she thinks. Her lush figure and eager kisses delight him, as does her honesty. But the real test lies ahead: eliminating a hidden enemy, so that he and Dwyn can seal their Highland passion with a vow.</p>
The Bastard (The Kent Family Chronicles Book 1)
by John Jakes

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

July 10, 2012

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<b>The first volume in the addictive saga of the American Revolution by the #1 <i>New York Times</i>鈥揵estselling author of the North and South trilogy.</b><br /> 聽<b>聽</b>Meet Phillipe Charboneau: the illegitimate son and unrecognized heir of the Duke of Kentland. Upon the Duke鈥檚 death, Phillipe is denied his birthright and left to build a life of his own. Seeking all that the New World promises, he leaves London for America, shedding his past and preparing for the future by changing his name to Philip Kent. He arrives at the brink of the American Revolution, which tests his allegiances in ways he never imagined. The first volume of John Jakes鈥檚 wildly successful and highly addictive Kent Family Chronicles, <i>The Bastard</i> is a triumph of historical fiction.聽<i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author鈥檚 personal collection.</i>
My Darling Duke (The Sinful Wallflowers Book 1)
by Stacy Reid

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

December 31, 2019

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<p><b><i>鈥淟ush, beautifully written, and deeply romantic, My Darling Duke will sweep you off your feet. My heart was lost to this couple from the very start.鈥?lt;/i> 鈥擜malie Howard, author of <i>The Beast of Beswick</i></b> </p><p>Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a <i>desperate</i> wallflower. To save her family, she'll do anything. Luckily, she has the perfect plan...</p><p>She鈥檒l impress the <i>ton</i> by simply announcing she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton, Alexander Masters, and secure strong matches for her sisters. No one has heard from the duke in years. Surely he鈥檒l never find out before her sisters鈥?weddings, and she can go back to her own quiet life.</p><p>Soon, though, everything is out of control. At first, it鈥檚 just a few new ball gowns on the duke鈥檚 accounts. Then, it鈥檚 interviews with reporters eager for gossip. Before she knows it, Katherine has transformed herself into Kitty Danvers, charming and clever belle of the <i>ton</i>鈥攚ith everyone eager to meet her thankfully absent fianc茅. </p><p>But when the enigmatic Alexander Masters suddenly arrives in the city, dashing and oh so angry, he demands retribution. Except not in the way Katherine expected鈥?lt;/p>
A Reluctant Bride (The Shelley Sisters Book 1)
by Jess Michaels

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<b><i>The brand new series from 10-Time USA Today Bestselling author Jess Michaels!</i></b><br /><br />When the Jasper Kincaid, the Earl of Harcourt, offered to marry one of the infamous Shelley triplets, he was doing it for the dowry to refill his depleted coffers, not for anything so silly as love. But when he realizes it is Thomasina Shelley masquerading as his fianc茅e at their final engagement ball, not his true intended, a desire for her that he has been ignoring sparks. And when it becomes clear her sister has run away with another, an opportunity arises for a marriage with a much deeper connection.<br /><br />Thomasina鈥檚 feelings for Jasper have never been appropriate and she doubted the prudence of pretending to be his even for just one night. Once she鈥檚 caught, everything escalates so quickly. Suddenly she鈥檚 going to marry this stern, fascinating man who is not particularly pleased at her perfidy. Add to that her worry about where her wayward sister has gone and it鈥檚 a recipe for both passion鈥nd disaster.<br /><br />As the two slowly grow closer, Jasper realizes his former fianc茅e鈥檚 disappearance may have more to do with his own past than he originally realized. And the longer he keeps that from Thomasina, the more painful it will be when the truth comes out. Can they let each other close enough to fight together against the dangers right around the corner? And will they survive to meet the future they could have if they do?<br /><br /><b>Length:</b> Full Length Novel<br /><b>Heat Level:</b> Put a fan in your cart now (you're gonna need it).<br /><br /><b>This is the first book in The Shelley Sisters series. </b>

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