Author: Cherry Christensen
Publisher: esKape Press
Doctoral student Hannah Wagganer entertains dreams of teaching at a large university and leaving her hometown of Glen Arbor behind. That is until Jasper Morgan, the new mail carrier, arrives in town. Not only does he set Hannah’s heart a flutter, but he has an instant bond with her cat, Jingles. Preparing for the church candlelight Christmas Eve service and running the family store, Hannah continues to bump into Jasper—and the prying eyes of the locals who suspect there’s more going on than business as usual. Blessings and suspicions abound when an anonymous donor pays to have the church furnace repaired, and other locals suddenly find solutions to their problems. Is it coincidental, or the work of a secret angel?
The Three Just Men
Author: Edgar Wallace
Publisher: House of Stratus
There are crimes for which no punishment is adequate, offences that the written law cannot efface. When conventional justice fails The Three Just Men employ their great intellect and cunning. They use their own methods, carry out their own verdicts. There can be no compromise.
Author: Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Neryn has finally found the rebel group at Shadowfell, and now her task is to seek out the elusive Guardians, vital to her training as a Caller. These four powerful beings have been increasingly at odds with human kind, and Neryn must prove her worth to them. She desperately needs their help to use her gift without compromising herself or the cause of overthrowing the evil King Keldec. Neryn must journey with the tough and steadfast Tali, who looks on Neryn's love for the double agent Flint as a needless vulnerability. And perhaps it is. What Flint learns from the king will change the battlefield entirely—but in whose favor, no one knows.
Author: Brooke Sivendra
Publisher: Brooke Sivendra
James Thomas is a hunted man. He has a past full of secrets and a skill set that makes him very dangerous. He's violent. He doesn't hesitate to kill. And he never gives his enemies a quick death. Mak Ashwood is a criminal prosecutor taking on the mob in a triple murder trial. She has enemies of her own, as well as a husband who disappeared thirteen years ago. When Mak comes to James for protection, the physical attraction is mutual. He knows he should stay away from her, though, so that his checkered past won't put her life in danger. He shouldn't get into a relationship, especially with a woman who fights to uphold the law. What he should do is focus on his own security situation, which is much more perilous than hers. However, James can't seem to stay away, and Mak doesn't want him to. But she doesn't truly know him. She doesn't even know his real name... ESCANTA is a captivating suspenseful romance that explores the power of coincidence--and how seemingly unconnected events can entwine two lives together. *Please note, The James Thomas Series is a spin-off from The Soul Series, but you do not need to have read The Soul Series to start ESCANTA as they are two separate stories.
Author: David Hackett Fischer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. In this sense, nearly all Americans are "Albion's Seed," no matter what their ethnicity may be. The concluding section of this remarkable book explores the ways that regional cultures have continued to dominate national politics from 1789 to 1988, and still help to shape attitudes toward education, government, gender, and violence, on which differences between American regions are greater than between European nations.
The Taexali Game
Author: Nancy Jardine
Everyone loves playing advanced interactive computer games, don't they? Callum Fraser's games are totally awesome but when his Rubidium Time-Leap flips Aran Bruce and his best friends-Brian and Fianna Fraser-back to AD 210, the reality is incredible. They have a task list to fulfil, which includes solving a local mystery, but it's a nightmarish business when Ancient Roman Emperor Severus and his legions heap death and destruction on the Taexali Celts of northern Britannia. Giving help to Celts and Romans alike becomes a lethal assignment-some Celtic chiefs are as foul as Severus and his beastly son Caracalla. Dicing with death becomes the norm for the time travellers from Kintore, Aberdeenshire. Will they complete the mission and return to Callum unscathed?
Author: Mark A. Cooper
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A group of fun loving rebellious German teens calling themselves the Edelweiss Pirates witnesses something so deplorably sickening they decide to take action when a six-year old Jewish girl is left orphaned. Torn between patriotism for the country they love and their own rights and freedoms they have to try and do the unthinkable, but with the Gestapo and Hitler Youth hot on their trail, is it too late?
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Author: Magdalena Scott
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Spend the holidays in Legend, Tennessee with this sweet romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Magdalena Scott... She needs a new life, he's determined to keep the status quo. If they don't compromise, the whole town loses. Midnight Shelby is starting over. A real estate agent's virtual tour of a large two-story brick building on the main street of the small town of Legend, Tennessee caught her eye and she has left her smarmy ex-husband, the big city, and corporate life behind. The town is struggling, but Midnight has ideas that will give it a second chance as well. Martin McClain was born and raised in the Legend area. His family has lived there for generations, and he feels a duty to preserve the past. The website his son Daniel created has been good for business, but although Martin is a real estate agent by trade, he's wary of newcomers' motivations. Especially Midnight Shelby, who seems bent on changing everything...even him.
Love, Laugh, Bake!
Author: Silvia Colloca
For passionate home-cook and baker Silvia Colloca there is nothing more satisfying than baking - combining the simplest of ingredients and seeing them transformed into the most delicious creations to share with others. In Love, Laugh, Bake! Silvia shares more than 120 of her must-have recipes: breads, pizzas and focaccias, tarts and pies, cookies, simple cakes and also baking for special occasions. There are recipes for new and experienced bakers alike, from the easiest one-bowl cakes to crusty sourdough loaves and flaky jam-filled cornetti. Learn how to make the perfect pizza base, fluffy focaccia and deliciously rich tarts. Standout sweets include hazelnut brownies, blackberry and pear crostata, and plum and red wine upside-down cake. Silvia is well known for her fresh take on gluten-free baking and in this book she shares more than 50 of her most popular gluten-free and vegan recipes that you will want to bake again and again. This is easy, generous food for every day. Silvia's baking is simple, classic and is always enriched with her warmth and a unique sense of joy and abundance. Love, Laugh, Bake! will inspire you to discover the delights of baking for yourself, so grab your trusted rolling pin and roll up those sleeves!
Twenty years ago, Gabaldon swept readers into her mesmerizing world brimming with history, romance, and adventure. To celebrate, this special commemorative edition features special production details, a brand-new letter and essay from the author, and a Random House Reader's Group Guide.
Published in 1832, the book presents a lively portrait of early 19th-century America as observed by a woman of rare intelligence and keen perception. Trollope left no stone unturned, commenting on American dress, food, speech, politics, manners, customs, the landscape, architecture, and more — often critically but always with considerable insight and literary flair.
Author: Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Fifteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered the capture of anyone with magical strengths, but when she sets out for Shadowfell, a training ground for a rebel group, Neryn meets a mysterious soldier and the Good Folk, who tell her that she, alone, can save Alban.
The Peril Finders
Author: George Manville Fenn
Publisher: Krill Press via PublishDrive
George Manville Fenn was an English novelist and journalist who wrote across a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction. His works are still widely read today.
The Battle Is O'er
Author: Laura Vosika
Shawn means self and Kleiner means centered, one of Shawn¿s (many) ex-girlfriends proclaimed. Shawn had it all¿wealth, fame, women¿until the night his girlfriend had enough and abandoned him in a medieval Scottish tower. He woke up in the wrong century. Two years in medieval Scotland will change a man¿and make him see what his ways have cost him.Safely back in his own time, Shawn is steadily regaining all he lost¿his career as a world-traveling musician, the son he feared he would never know, and finally, maybe¿even Amy¿s heart. But as he does, he learns of the dangers still lurking in fourteenth century Scotland: to Niall who will pay the price for the deed Shawn committed; to his own son, the subject of prophecy and an ancient letter predicting a fateful battle; even danger to the whole world as the Butcher of Berwick uses his knowledge of the future to destroy it.In this gripping conclusion to The Blue Bells Chronicles, Shawn faces the ultimate test. His selfishness once cost him everything. His newfound selflessness may do the same.
Mahoney examines how members of the middle class from small cities across the great West were transformed by boom and bust, years of recession, and civil war. He argues that in their encounters with national economic forces, the national crisis in politics, and the Civil War, middle class people were cut adrift from the social identity that they had established in the 'face to face' communities of the 'hometowns' of the urban West. By grounding them in their hometown ethos, and understanding how the Panic of 1857 and the subsequent recession undermined their lives, the author provides important insights into how they encountered, responded to, and were changed by their experiences in the Civil War. Providing a rare view of social history through the framework of the Civil War, the author documents, in both breadth and depth, the dramatic change and development of modern life in nineteenth-century America.