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Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and they're going to a comic book convention! The Alden Children are searching for a rare comic book of their favorite superhero, Captain Fantastic. When they finally find the comic, they discover something else, too: a strange note inside, "signed" by the comic's creator. The Aldens soon realize the note is fake. But when they start to investigate, the mysterious note is stolen! It looks like Captain Fantastic has a real-life enemy. Who would want to sabotage a superhero? The Aldens will need their super powers of investigation to catch this comic book culprit!
The Aldens are helping out at the Greenfield Ice Cream Barn. They are learning to make ice cream and creating some new fun flavors. But they soon notice that the ice cream isn't the only thing getting mixed up at the Ice Cream Barn. It appears someone wants to shut the shop down! Can the Boxcar Children sort out this sticky mess before the Ice Cream Barn gets licked?
While at the Winding River Lodge, the Aldens hear about a zombie living in the surrounding forest! As the signs of zombie attacks start to mount, the Boxcar Children recruit the help of a reporter and some locals. But is someone hiding information? Or should the Boxcar Children really be afraid of things that go bump in the night?
The Mystery of the Singing Ghost Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and are excited because their cousins are moving to Greenfield. The Boxcar Children decide to fix up the house that cousins Joe and Alice have bought. There's just one problem. It seems to be haunted--by a ghost that sings! Is someone trying to keep Joe and Alice from moving in? The Mystery of the Mummy's Curse Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and they're about to meet a mysterious mummy! The Greenfield Museum is holding a special exhibit all about ancient Egypt, and the main attraction is a 4,000-year-old mummy. The Aldens are helping the museum curator set up the exhibit and learning all about life in ancient Egypt. But ever since the mummy arrived, nothing's gone right for the museum or its workers. The longer the Aldens are around the mummy, the more things go wrong. As the children search for the cause of all the bad luck, everything points back to the spooky sarcophagus. Has the museum been struck by the curse of an ancient mummy? The Aldens are about to find out, whether they're ready or not! The Mystery at Skeleton Point When Grandfather's friend bought Skeleton Point, she invited the Alden children to help her fix it up. But this empty mansion is even spookier than it looks. The man who used to live there studied bones--and the house is filled with skeletons! Then the mansion's valuable statues begin to disappear. Could the Skeleton Point ghost be causing mischief?
The Ghost of the Chattering Bones The Alden children knew there was a mystery at Eton Place, but they had no idea there would be a ghost there, too! A family friend believes there is a valuable piece of jewelry hidden on her property, but she only has one clue to help them find it. Will they find the treasure, or will the ghost of the Chattering Bones scare them away first? The Creature in Ogopogo Lake The Aldens are visiting Grandfather's friend Abby in Peachland, Canada--home of the mysterious lake monster called Ogopogo. When the children learn that Abby must sell her resort unless she can attract more business, they decide to help. But someone or something is trying to get in their way. Can they save the resort? The Vampire Mystery Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny meet Mr. Hudson, a local author who is best known for his novel about a vampire. But rumors of a real vampire are going around town--a vampire who haunts the graveyard behind Mr. Hudson's house! Since vampires don't exist, the children soon realize that someone must be trying to scare people away! Who brought the old legend back to life--and why?
A new restaurant is opening up in Greenfield, and the Aldens are first in line to help the owner start up a food pantry. They do everything they can to collect donations, from putting up signs to offering a free Thanksgiving dinner for the whole town, but someone keeps moving the signs and even steals the giant turkey that was meant for the dinner. The clock is ticking to get it back, but never fear, the Boxcar Children are on the case.
If you can't live without a daily bite of chocolate, or have visions of chocolate truffles dancing in your head, then you'll savor this decadent collection of stories Chicken Soup for the Chocolate Lover's Soul celebrates the chocoholic's undeniable passion for indulgence in all things chocolate--whether white, milk, or dark; frozen, powdered, pudding, or pie; melted or whipped. Meet fellow fanatics who have gone the extra mile all in the name of chocolate; revel in stories of romance and friendship that have been sweetened by chocolate; and read how the sweet smell of anything cocoa has impacted and enhanced the lives of so many people. Throughout this entertaining collection of stories, you will also find delicious morsels of interesting trivia, informative history, and humorous anecdotes. So, sit back with this book (and your favorite chocolate treat, of course!) and let the decadence of Chicken Soup for the Chocolate Lover's Soul add even more richness and sweetness to your life.
Is enjoying a cup of tea your favorite part of the day? Is the brewing of a "cuppa" a ritual that centers and calms you? If so, Chicken Soup for the Tea Lover's Soul will help you reconnect with yourself in the silent intimacy and introspection experienced while sipping tea. It's the perfect accompaniment to that English breakfast, delightful Darjeeling, French vanilla, spicy chai, or comforting chamomile. Learn about tea's ancient history and discover the many choices available, from the most exclusive to the tried-and-true favorites. Included are tips on buying, storing, and preparing tea, and even a few ideas on how to host a tea party. You'll also discover the best-tasting and most popular teas, the proper way to steep tea, the health benefits of tea, the difference between black and green teas, and much more.Nothing soothes the soul like a cup of tea and a good book, so curl up and wash away the tensions and troubles of your day.
Is a trip to the local coffeehouse part of your daily routine? Are you transformed by the ritual of selecting and grinding the perfectly roasted bean for a midday treat? Whether you take your coffee black, with sugar, or with cream, the stories in Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul will delight you. This delectable collection of stories is full of interesting facts and anecdotes about coffee's history and culture, including how a bean goes from field to cup, and the many bean varieties available.From meeting a blind date to sharing quality time with treasured family and friends, any experience is better served with coffee. In Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul, you'll be reminded of times when the aroma teased you awake at the crack of dawn or when a thermos full of hot, strong coffee warmed you on a cold winter day. You might even recognize yourself in the confessions of so many who can't--or won't--live without their favorite daily blend! A simple "cup of joe" now shares the counter with a "grande triple mocha latte," and creative baristas have developed coffee service into an art form, all to the delight of coffee lovers who can't imagine life without a daily cup. So, curl up with a freshly brewed cup of your favorite blend, and indulge your passion for one of the world's most popular and beloved beverages.
A roadmap to achieving your innermost dreams Do you ever wonder why some people always seem to be at the right place at the right time--enjoying good fortune, health, the ideal mate, happy kids, and achieving more than the average person could ever imagine? Have you wondered what makes them so "lucky" or well connected? People who enjoy a heightened state of living, and have their dreams and goals realized to their fullest potential, have tapped into one of the oldest and influential principles for living a fulfilled life: the Law of Attraction. Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction teaches you what you need to know about living the Law of Attraction and creating your own personal success. Jeanna Gabellini and Eva Gregory, master coaches and experts in the Law of Attraction, and Jack Canfield, one of the superstar contributors to The Secret, come together to share with you the powerful and life-changing lessons and techniques of the Law of Attraction. Filled with exercises, lessons, real-life stories, and proven key ingredients, Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction, from the creators of Chicken Soup for the Soul, reveals how to master the law's basic tenets, which include: defining moments in life; creating space to create prosperity; acting "as if"; trusting in intuition; transforming thought; having an "attitude of gratitude"; and changing the impossible to possible. People have been using these techniques for thousands of years to attract their desires and now you, too, will be able to create the life of your dreams.
When Louis, a magnetic forty-something musician searching for true love, meets Francine, a young divorcée who immediately falls for him, everything seems simple. However, even though Louis is a widower, he needs the approval of his meddling twin sister, Alix, and his troubled adolescent son, Frédéric. What's more, Francine happens to be Frédéric's French teacher and the mother of a boy he hates.Inevitably, things quickly become problematic for Louis and Francine. It will take all of Francine's determination and a little help from fate for her to finally win the love of her life. With endearing warmth, Françoise Bourdin explores the difficulties of starting over at age forty and the day-to-day worries that arise when families merge.
A thrilling saga set in the Jewish republic of Birobidzhan At the height of the Red Scare in the 1950s, the House Un-American Activities Committee questions a Russian woman named Marina. She stands accused of being a spy and is suspected of murdering OSS agent Michael Apron. But even more scandalous than the accusations against her is the truth that her interrogation will reveal. In Russia, Marina was a successful actress--and one night, she found herself seduced by Stalin. To avoid a dangerous scandal, she pretended to be Jewish and fled to Birobidzhan, a lost city in the far southeastern corner of the Soviet Union bordering China, originally populated by those escaping the Nazis. This forgotten city was home to a wealth of Jewish culture and also happened to be in an ideal geographical position for the Allied forces to observe Japan's movements in Manchuria. It was there that Marina met and fell in love with Michael Apron. Following a fascinating heroine from Stalinist Russia to the United States during the McCarthy era, this thrilling story of love and espionage shows readers two worlds rocked by political turmoil.This book was translated from the original French by Anna Declerck.
What do you do when your greatest temptation is a dangerously handsome and alluring man?Elena works as an art restorer in Venice, and is in the process of bringing an old fresco to light in a historic palazzo. Art is her world, along with her best friend, Gaia, and Filippo, an old pal who she thinks just might be her new love . . . until Leonardo comes along. A chef with a tempestuous spirit, Leonardo is in Venice to launch a new restaurant, and he pushes all of Elena's buttons--good and bad. As Leonardo awakens Elena's senses, she faces the difficult yet exciting choice between the safety Filippo promises and the danger of Leonardo's embrace.I Watch You is part one of a bestselling erotic trilogy that proves Italians definitely do it better.
A woman learns that her husband has been living a secret life she could never have imaginedFrank and Helen's anniversary cruise is going perfectly, until the unthinkable happens and Frank disappears. Helen does everything she can to find her husband, but is ultimately forced to return home, alone and distraught.After spending the next few months searching, Helen hears from someone who has news of her husband. But not the news she hoped for: Helen learns that Frank was leading a double life. It becomes increasingly apparent that the man she married had a dark side Helen could never have imagined. Suzanne Vermeer, the bestselling mystery writer in the Netherlands, spins this story with unparalleled suspense.
His father dead, his sisters kidnapped, a boy with an intuition for horses flees his home and is taken in by a veterinarian during the turbulent years of the Reconquest of medieval Spain At the border of the Christian kingdom of Castile and the Muslim caliphate of Al-Andalus, a little inn sits on the front lines of the battle for Iberia. When word travels that the most feared fighters of the Muslim world, the Imesebelen, are advancing on Toledo, the innkeeper tells his son, Diego, to flee with his sisters. But Diego refuses to abandon his father. The old man and one of his daughters are slaughtered, and the other two girls are kidnapped. Now there's only one thought on Diego's mind: revenge. On his lightning-fast Arabian mare, Diego makes his way to Toledo. It is the start of a journey that will usher him into manhood and lead him to the dawn of a field of medicine that will change Spain--and the world--forever.
A fascinating novel that transports us to the fabulous world of the maharajas--abundant with harems, bacchanalian orgies, jewels, palaces, flamenco music, horses, Rolls-Royces, and tiger hunting On January 28, 1908, a young Spanish woman sitting astride a luxuriously bejeweled elephant enters a small city in northern India. The streets are packed with curious locals who are anxious to pay homage to their new princess, with skin as white as the snows of the Himalayas. This is the beginning of the story, based on real events, of the wedding of Anita Delgado and the maharaja of Kapurthala, a grand story of love and betrayal that took place over almost two decades, in the heart of an India that was on the verge of disappearing.
A transfixing novel about the Nehru-Gandhi family, told through the story of Sonia Gandhi, an Italian from modest origins who becomes one of the world's most powerful womenIn 1965 Sonia Maino, a nineteen-year-old Italian student, meets a young Indian man named Rajiv Gandhi. She is the daughter of a humble family near Turin; he comes from the most powerful lineage in India. It is the beginning of a love story that not even death can end. In the name of love, Maino leaves her past to blend in with her expansive new country, India, which worships twenty million gods, speaks eight hundred languages, and votes for five hundred political parties. Her courage, integrity, and devotion will turn her into a revered and beloved figure.
It's snowman season in the neighborhood, but the Spotlighters discover that someone's not just playing! They find a curious iron figurine hidden inside one of the snowmen. Who was hiding it--and why? When a stranger comes looking for it, it's clear the Spotlight Club has another mystery to solve!
On their trip to Oregon, the Aldens are excited to find out that Watch has the right skills to be a search and rescue dog! When they start training him in the woods one of the first things he "rescues" is a backpack filled with valuable jewelry--and it fell out of a plane! How could that have happened? When the children try to return the backpack to its owner, the mystery becomes even deeper!
One stormy afternoon, the Aldens take a shortcut through the Greenfield Cemetery and discover a strange local superstition! According to legend, it's good luck to leave presents in a certain spot in the cemetery--and bad luck to anyone who doesn't. But since there's no such thing as ghosts, there must be a reason for this weird tradition. The Boxcar Children are determined to find out what it is.
A ghost mystery in their very own boxcar, a zombie, and a pumpkin-headed creature provide plenty of spooky fun for the Aldens in these three adventures! Includes three Boxcar Children Mysteries: #100 The Mystery of the Haunted Boxcar, #124 The Pumpkin Head Mystery, and #128 The Zombie Project.
This ebook includes three Boxcar Children mysteries: The Mystery in the Mall, The Mystery Cruise, and The Black Pearl Mystery. The Mystery in the MallHenry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and they are working at a mall owned by his friend. When the Aldens arrive at Hope Harbor, they're excited to see the crowds of shoppers and the endless variety of stores. But as they begin to work at Penny's Emporium, a novelty shop in the mall, everything starts to go wrong. Some of the other mall workers don't seem to want the Aldens' help. Even worse, some of the merchandise bound for Penny's Emporium has disappeared. What's going on at Hope Harbor Mall? It's up to the Boxcar Children to figure out who's behind this mystery.The Mystery CruiseSomeone is trying to keep Max Greene from inheriting his great aunt's estate. The Alden children take a cruise with their grandfather, and while sightseeing, they explore the mystery behind some engine problems, a man overboard, and other troubles on the ship.The Black Pearl MysteryWhile visiting Hawaii, the Aldens and cousin Soo Lee wonder why everyone is silent when the Black Pearl story is told. The Aldens investigate the incidents happening around their cousin's pineapple plantation.
The Boxcar Children see the sights in beautiful cities from coast to coast (and in between) and solve a mystery at every destination! Includes three Boxcar Children Mysteries: Special #13 The Mystery in New York, Special #10 The Windy City Mystery, and #57 The Mystery in San Francisco.
Grandfather is taking everyone on a special holiday trip to an old-fashioned New England inn. The Aldens have fun playing in the snow, ice skating, and working puzzles. Then suddenly they become part of a very special puzzle when mysterious things start to happen.
The Aldens take a trip with Grandfather to Pilgrim Village, which has been built to look like an old colonial town. They love the old-fashioned candle shop, printing shop, and the general store. They even get to wear colonial costumes. Then suddenly things start to go wrong, and it seems like someone is trying to ruin the village. But why? The Boxcar Children are going to find out!
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