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Under the Visible Life

by Kim Echlin

Fatherless Katherine carries the stigma of her mixed-race background through an era that is hostile to her and all she represents. It is only through music that she finds the freedom to temporarily escape and dream of a better life for herself, nurturing this hard-won refuge throughout the vagaries of unexpected motherhood and an absent husband, and relying on her talent to build a future for her family. Orphaned Mahsa also grows up in the shadow of loss, sent to relatives in Pakistan after the death of her parents. Struggling to break free, she escapes to Montreal, leaving behind her first love, Kamal. But the threads of her past are not so easily severed, and she finds herself forced into an arranged marriage. For Mahsa, too, music becomes her solace and allows her to escape from her oppressive circumstances. When Katherine and Mahsa meet, they find in each other a kindred spirit as well as a musical equal, and their lives are changed irrevocably. Together, they inspire and support one another, fusing together their cultures, their joys, and their losses--just as they collaborate musically in the language of free-form, improvisational jazz. Under the Visible Life takes readers from the bustling harbour of Karachi to the palpable political tension on the streets of 1970s Montreal to the smoky jazz clubs of New York City. Deeply affecting, vividly rendered, and sweeping in scope, it is also an exploration of the hearts of two unforgettable women: a meditation on how hope can remain alive in the darkest of times when we have someone with whom to share our burdens.

Scorpion

by Andrew Kaplan

This supercharged thriller from master storyteller Andrew Kaplan introduces the Scorpion, the CIA's top agent in the Middle East, and launches the bestselling espionage series Kelly Ormont sprints down the narrow streets of Paris. When a car pulls up and a man points a gun at her, life as she knows it is over. Within days, this beautiful congressman's daughter will be in the Middle East, where some of the wealthiest men in the world will bid to make her their slave. Only the Scorpion can save her now. An American raised among the Bedouin, the Scorpion is the CIA's top agent in the Arabian peninsula. To save Kelly, he slips into the sinister underworld of human trafficking, where the kidnapped girl's trail leads him to a Saudi prince with fanatical global ambitions. When the Scorpion discovers a link between the prince and the Russians, Kelly will not be the only person who needs a savior.

Diamonds and Pearls: A Sparkling Collection of Short Stories

by Elaine Everest

A sparkling collection of short stories by many of the UK's best known magazine writers. Read any women's magazine and the names in this book are bound to be there. Women connected by fiction and their love of words who have joined together to support the awareness and treatment of breast cancer by the way they know best - the short story. The book has been compiled by author Elaine Everest to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her survival from breast cancer. Diamonds and Pearls includes stories by Penny Alexandra Teresa Ashby Linda Barrett Kelly Rose Bradford Francesca Burgess Catherine Burrows June Crowe Elaine Everest Kelly Florentia Della Galton Lynne Hackles Vivien Hampshire Sue Houghton Dawn Hudd Vanda Inman Angela Johnson Caroline Jones Sophie King Linda Lewis Lisa Main Kath McGurl Sue Moorcroft Sally Quilford Geraldine Ryan Gerry Savill Glynis Scrivens Jill Steeples Ginny Swart Katharine Swartz Fran Tracey Christine Webb Jane Wenham-Jones Ann West Paula Williams A donation from the sale of each book will go to the Against Breast Cancer charity Registered charity no 1121258

Black-eyed Devils

by Catrin Collier

One look was enough. Amy Watkins and miner 'Big' Tom Kelly were in love. But can they keep their feelings secret or face the threat of death in a community torn apart by the miner's strike? Tonypandy, South Wales, 1911. Starving, striking miners fight soldiers and police on the picket lines for the right to earn a wage that will feed their families, while Irish labourers are brought in the take their place in the pits, for half their pay. Handsome 'Big' Tom Kelly, an Irish worker, comes to Wales looking for a better life and believes he has found it when he falls in love with Amy Watkins, the daughter of a strike leader. At night, the miners search out the Irish men, drag them from their beds, beat them and then hang them from the street lamp posts. Can Amy and Tom keep their love a secret forever? All they want is a future together. But in a world full of hatred, anger and violence, their dream seems impossible. Until another strike leader offers them a way out.

Angel Heart

by Marie Laval

Devonshire, January 1815. Marie-Ange, the young widow of an English officer, accepts an inheritance in France only to find that everything in Beauregard is not as it seems. Why is the sinister Malleval so obsessed with her family? And could her darling Christopher still be alive? Marie-Ange finds herself trapped in a dangerous web of lies, intrigue, and mystical possession, and the only person to whom she can turn for help is Capitaine Hugo Saintclair. Yet the enigmatic Hugo represents a danger of a different kind ... Angel Heart is a lavish mix of romance, adventure, and a hint of the supernatural, largely set in France against the turbulent background of Napoleon's return from Elba.

Abi's House

by Jenny Kane

Newly widowed at barely thirty, Abi Carter is desperate to escape the Stepford Wives lifestyle that Luke, her late husband, had been so keen for her to live. Abi decides to fulfil a lifelong dream. As a child on holiday in a Cornwall she fell in love with a cottage - the prophetically named Abbey's House. Now she is going to see if she can find the place again, relive the happy memories ... maybe even buy a place of her own nearby? On impulse Abi sets off to Cornwall, where a chance meeting in a village pub brings new friends Beth and Max into her life. Beth, like Abi, has a life-changing decision to make. Max, Beth's best mate, soon helps Abi track down the house of her dreams ... but things aren't quite that simple. There's the complicated life Abi left behind, including her late husband's brother, Simon - a man with more than friendship on his mind ... Will Abi's house remain a dream, or will the bricks and mortar become a reality?

A Day to Remember

by Fiona Phillips

A modern romantic comedy about love, loyalty and limos. A Day To Remember is a successful business but, when her right-hand man Steve goes off with the limo, Jo is left to pick up the pieces. Bookings are a mess, her home life's in chaos and then her car is put off the road by a Mercedes driver having an argument with a bee. Far from A Day To Remember, it's turning into a week she'd just rather forget...

The Garden of Stars

by Zoe Chamberlain

Troubled young mother Vivian Myrtle arrives one day in the quiet town of Ivory Meadows, trailing her young daughter Rosie and a mysterious past. Moving into an isolated and eerie house in the woods, she begins to settle in and find her place in the idyllic little town, but soon learns of a corrupt development scheme that is set to destroy the place she now calls home. Hatching a plan with the rest of the community to save Ivory Meadows, everything is far from plain sailing, with a brawl, a fire, and a near drowning, and to cap it all Vivian's past finally catches up with her. This is a story of hope, love, friendship - and fighting for what you believe in.

The Coopers Field Murder

by Wonny Lea

Meticulously-researched...warming the hearts of millions of readers.' Historical Novels Review 'Collier has a gift for bringing her characters to life that will keep the reader engrossed until the end' Daily Mail A new Saga Queen hits the televisual cobbles- Daily Telegraph Finders & Keepers - Book Four in the Brothers and Lovers series Harry Evans's first years of life were blighted by a brutal stepfather. At the age of five his mother, Sali, married a miner, Lloyd Evans, a passionate believer in workers' rights. When he returns to Pontypridd after school, he finds that his beloved "grandfather," ex-miner Billy Evans, has lung disease, and when Billy is sent to a sanatorium in the Welsh Hills, the only one free to accompany him is Harry. There Harry meets two very different women: Diana, a feminist medical student, and Mary, an illiterate, orphaned farmer's daughter. For the first time in his life Harry falls in love, only to suffer rejection. Harry turns to Billy for consolation, and as his relationship with the old man deepens, he learns about life, love, and the responsibility that comes with inherited wealth. But he also discovers the responsibility each man owes to himself to live his life as he, and no one else, sees fit.

Never Dead

by Wonny Lea

Meticulously-researched...warming the hearts of millions of readers.' Historical Novels Review 'Collier has a gift for bringing her characters to life that will keep the reader engrossed until the end' Daily Mail Sinners and Shadows - Book Three in the Brothers and Lovers Series Orphaned at eight and raised by a brutal sadistic brother, nineteen-year-old parlour maid Rhian dreams of meeting a man who will love her and give her a family of her own. When she is invited to join the Evans family on New Year's Eve 1913, her life is thrown into turmoil. The youngest Evans' brother, twenty-two year old Joey, confesses he loves her. Handsome, charming Joey has never met a woman who could refuse him anything until Rhian. Just when her feelings begin to emerge Joey's past overshadows and finally shatters their happiness. Unable to separate truth from lies, wanting to hurt Joey as deeply as he has her, Rhian turns to her employer, Edward Larch, for solace. Unhappily married, Edward offers her the only position he can, that of his mistress. Her choice is simple and irrevocable - to forgo love, her reputation as a 'respectable girl' and all chance of a settled family life for the sake of financial security. When Europe is plunged into war, even the lives of the people in Tonypandy are affected. But no matter how dangerous the conditions or how many hours she works, she cannot stop thinking about the man she loved who betrayed her - and the problems peace will bring.

Money Can Kill

by Wonny Lea

Meticulously-researched...warming the hearts of millions of readers.' Historical Novels Review 'Collier has a gift for bringing her characters to life that will keep the reader engrossed until the end' Daily Mail Winners and Losers - Book Two in the Brothers and Lovers Series Megan Williams is eighteen and in love with the boy next door, Victor Evans. 1910: The Rhondda Valley, poverty and hardship are taking their toll as troops are brought in to control the striking miners. Megan finds work where the troops lay, shunned by her friends and neighbours who believe she has betrayed her class by working for the enemy and with her father refusing to see Megan marry Catholic Victor as his father and brother are marked as strike ringleaders, Megan is caught in the middle. Victor and Megan find themselves fighting for the right to love one another, remain together and build a future they can share.

Killing by Colours

by Wonny Lea

Hannah Black saunters into the bar in her four-inch stilettos, intent on breaking her recent streak of bad dates and even worse sex. What she finds instead is sizzling hot doctor Beckett Stanton - but she doesn't realize that he is the last man she should have chosen for her one night fling. While their views of sex and love polarize them, the attraction between them doesn't allow either to turn away. The two play a dangerous game that tests both of their resolves, and when Hannah is given the chance to satisfy her needs, she is forced to make a decision - because the man with whom she wanted a no-strings-attached fling tugs at her heart in ways she never anticipated.

Jack-Knifed

by Wonny Lea

Meticulously-researched...warming the hearts of millions of readers.' Historical Novels Review 'Collier has a gift for bringing her characters to life that will keep the reader engrossed until the end' Daily Mail Beggars and Choosers - Book One in the Brothers and Lovers Series Pontypridd, Rhondda 1905: Coal is king and the families who sunk the first collieries are rich. No-one is wealthier or more generous than Harry Watkin Jones. His daughter Sali is about to marry her childhood sweetheart, but tragedy strikes. Four years later Sali is a penniless outcast, fleeing from a violent husband and struggling to support herself and her son in a world very different. Sali finds work in the home of family of colliers and she and her son find the warmth and love missing from their lives for so long. But unrest and violence have come to the valleys. Caught up in the conflict, Sali finds herself denying her roots, her class, and even sacrificing her son's future, for the sake of the people she loves and the cause they are prepared to die for...

Snapshots of Infidelity

by Women Scorned

From the website Women Scorned comes Snapshots of Infidelity, a collection of stories from women across the world who have faced infidelity in some way - from lovers taking a secret mistress, to being "the other woman", and a startling surprise revealed after the death of a loved one. Snapshots is a collection not to be missed - these stories are accounts of bravery in the face of betrayal; some uplifting, some shocking, but all true.

Snapshots of Infidelity

by Women Scorned

From the website Women Scorned comes Snapshots of Infidelity, a collection of stories from women across the world who have faced infidelity in some way - from lovers taking a secret mistress, to being "the other woman", and a startling surprise revealed after the death of a loved one. Snapshots is a collection not to be missed - these stories are accounts of bravery in the face of betrayal; some uplifting, some shocking, but all true.

Why Do Golf Balls Have Dimples?: A Book of Weird and Wonderful Science Facts

by Wendy Sadler

Have you ever wondered why golf balls have dimples or why your hair goes frizzy in the rain? Scientist Wendy Sadler has the answers in her book of Weird and Wonderful facts. Broken down into user-friendly chapters like sport, going out, the great outdoors, food and drink and the downright weird, Wendy gives the scientific answers to life's intriguing questions, like Why toast always lands butter side down Why you can't get (too) lost with a satnav.

Miriam

by Vic Evans

A brilliantly researched and exquisitely told tale of love, death, and heartbreak which explores some of the most important and devastating events of twentieth-century Europe. Miriam Rabin, a bright, headstrong young woman, grows up in North Wales in the early years of the twentieth century determined to make the most of her life. Her ambitions are thwarted after her mother's death and she seems destined to live out her days as the obscure wife of a hill farmer, although her political beliefs provide her with some respite. In her early thirties, though, a major tragedy changes her life forever. Suddenly Miriam - alongside her equally headstrong sister Esther - finds herself fighting against Franco's forces in the Spanish Civil War. Circumstances then lead her to Russia at the turn of World War II, where she becomes an officer in Stalin's feared secret police, the NKVD ... Miriam's fervour, passions, heartbreak, and determination lead her along a risky path through the most troubled times of the last hundred years. And, when the future looks ever more uncertain, what becomes of the loved ones she left behind?

Waiting in the Shadows

by Trish Moran

Perfect for fans of Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy and Lois Lowry's The Giver. Amidst the excitement of the advances in stem cell research, little thought has been given to the spare parts created at the world-famous Centre. But what happens when those 'spare parts' are revealed to be a lot more than that - to be living, breathing human beings? When teenage orphan Stella flees from a life in care homes, she encounters a race of people known as the Ferals. The media portrays them as dangerous criminals, but Stella soon realises they're not so different from her. They call themselves Labs, and they're clones, products of a sinister research programme at the Centre. Some of them managed to escape, where against all odds they survive under a fierce leader called Abel. Faced with fear, hatred, and violence, the Labs - with Stella's help - fight for freedom, acceptance, and a place in a society that would rather not face up to some unpleasant truths about itself ...

Playing for Keeps

by Toria Lyons

Undeniably sexy, book one in the gripping and racy Scarlet series is guaranteed to satisfy. Defiantly single, career-driven Sarah Evans has a secret love for rugby - but has no time for sportsmen lotharios who stray away. A blast from the past sends unexpected sparks flying in her direction when she runs into Tom Murray; rugby player, tycoon, and the ultimate Casanova. She resolves to stay away from him despite the obvious attraction, but he can't keep away from her - he wants her and nothing's going to get in his way. While they can't keep their hands off each other, Sarah doesn't want a relationship, especially not one with a rugby player with a playboy reputation. Sticking to her guns, she knows he'll move on sooner or later, and she just has to defend her heart from Tom's remorseless attacks. But for him, this isn't a game; he wants her in ways he doesn't understand, and needs to convince Sarah the same. Can Tom convince her he really is playing for keeps?

The White Rajah

by Tom Williams

When charismatic adventurer James Brooke travels to Borneo on the schooner Royalist, he plans to make a great fortune establishing trade between the natives and the British Empire. But even in his flights of fancy, he'd never imagined that he would end up rajah of his own country. The story is told by John Williamson, a young sailor who has travelled with Brooke since he set out from England. They find themselves mixed up in Borneo's civil war, political divisions, and intrigue, being forced further and further away from their dreams and ideals and struggling to establish the British presence on the island - as, meanwhile, love grows between them ... Based on the true story of James Brooke, the first White Rajah of Sarawak, this tale of adventure and love is set against the background of a jungle world of extraordinary beauty and savagery.

Cawnpore

by Tom Williams

Distraught by tumultuous events in Borneo and separated from his lover, John Williamson comes to India to make his way with the East India Company in the frontier city of Cawnpore. Here, he struggles to fit in; a gay man in a straight society; a farm labourer's son in a world of gentleman's clubs and dinner parties. Yet he finds himself falling in love with the country, and in particular with a young nobleman in the court of a local lord, and begins to think he can make a good life for himself there. But whispers of mutiny and insurrection abound in the local populace, and when the country is plunged into war, Williamson must choose whose side he is really on. Set against the bloody backdrop of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Williamson's adventures chronicle events which shocked the world and shaped the future of the Indian nation.

Burke in the Land of Silver

by Tom Williams

A tale of spies and skulduggery in the Napoleonic Wars as Britain invades Argentina. James Burke joins the army determined to work his way up through the ranks and become a gentleman. He never set out to be a spy. But with Napoleon rampaging through Europe, the Duke of York needs agents and Burke is plucked from the infantry and sent on a mission to the Spanish colonial backwater of Argentina. His mission is to give the country's freedom fighters aid so that they may break free from Spanish rule at an opportune moment for Britain. Yet when Burke arrives, he finds himself falling in love, both with the Land of Silver, and Ana O'Gorman, lover of a rebel leader determined to bring about Burke's downfall ...

Burke at Waterloo

by Tom Williams

1814. Napoleon is on Elba and Europe is at peace. But in Paris, Napoleon's agents are plotting his return. James Burke, His Majesty's confidential agent, is sent back into action as he infiltrates plots to assassinate the Duke of Wellington and kill the French king. Pursuing his most deadly foe yet, Burke moves from the defeated soldiers of Paris to the crème de la crème in Brussels to a final showdown on the field of Waterloo as French and British armies clash in the defining battle of the age. The third instalment in the His Majesty's Confidential Agent series; perfect for fans of Richard Sharpe.

Burke and the Bedouin

by Tom Williams

1798. James Burke, British spy, is in Egypt. His task: to investigate the rumour that Napoleon is planning an invasion. It turns out that the French are coming and Burke is too late to stop them. Undeterred, he works with the Bedouin to delay Napoleon's soldiers while trying to get word to the British Navy so that they can destroy the French fleet. He's got enough on his plate without protecting Bernadita, the Spanish slave he rescues from her cruel master - but Burke can't leave a damsel in distress, even with hired killers on his trail ... Set against a meticulously researched background of the Napoleonic Wars, Burke's adventures reach a dramatic climax at one of Britain's greatest naval victories, the Battle of the Nile.

Code Black: Winter of Storm Surfing

by Tom Anderson

The true story of the daredevils who took on the force of nature ... and won Winter 2013-14: six of the most enormous storms ever to show up in the North Atlantic slammed in to the UK. As buildings fell and valleys flooded, one group of maverick Welsh surfers tackled the sea head-on. Code Black tells the story of how the Welsh surf scene made history during two months in which conditions made their country rival Hawaii - apart from the cold.

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