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A HELPING HAND!It deeply irritated Leonora that she was always being caught in awkward situations with the village's new doctor, James Galbraith-especially since she was engaged to Tony. But James proved a sturdy support as she did her best to keep her parents' decrepit but much loved manor house running smoothly.There was little point in admitting her growing feelings for James, since he showed so little sign of caring for her....
Momo's dog has been stolen. To get him back, she must undertake the most dangerous journey of all. She must follow the Great Trade Route across the mountains, a path that will surely put her life at risk. A Newbery Honor Book.
Russian Princess Tatyana is engaged to the Polish Prince Stefan. Due to World War I, the Princess thinks that Stefan has died and marries Holveg but is shocked when Stefan returns.
Anything for their childLena Dunkirk is a practicing witch, Ryan McNally a wealthy playboy. Logic says mismatch, yet from the first they share a passion that defies reason, as if they know each other from another place, another time. Then Lena gets pregnant and runs for the safety of home.Months later, when Ryan appears at her door looking to help raise their child, Lena doesn't know whom to trust-particularly now that &guru to the stars& Bahru has taken an interest in her baby, offering gifts forged of magic.Soon she and Ryan are sharing eerie dreams of ancient lands, while a vengeful demon plots to take possession of their child. As the moment of birth approaches, the demon's power rises, forcing the hand of love to wield the blade that will decide the fate of a child's soul-and the future of the world.
Venice, Italy, 1592. Donata Mocenigo, younger daughter of one of the city's great noble families, leads a life of wealth and privilege. But she feels constricted by the many rules of etiquette she must observe and rejects the role of dutiful daughter and the future her father has planned for her - either to be married (if she is lucky) or to become a nun. So Donata and her sisters come up with a daring plan allowing her to escape the palazzo and explore. But little does she realize that in doing so she will change her own and her family's lives for ever. . .
Athletic and strong willed, Princess Emmajin's determined to do what no woman has done before: become a warrior in the army of her grandfather, the Great Khan Khubilai. In the Mongol world the only way to achieve respect is to show bravery and win glory on the battlefield. The last thing she wants is the distraction of the foreigner Marco Polo, who challenges her beliefs in the gardens of Xanadu. Marco has no skills in the "manly arts" of the Mongols: horse racing, archery, and wrestling. Still, he charms the Khan with his wit and story-telling. Emmajin sees a different Marco as they travel across 13th-century China, hunting 'dragons' and fighting elephant-back warriors. Now she faces a different battle as she struggles with her attraction towards Marco and her incredible goal of winning fame as a soldier. From the Hardcover edition.
Rachel Lubetkin had survived the Holocaust, but only at a great personal cost. Joining the thousands of Jewish people streaming into Israel after the Nazi desolation, she is smuggled into the besieged Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, where she discovers members of her long-lost family. Rachel decides she cannot leave the Old City or the people who stand as one thin line between its survival. When secrets of her past are uncovered, she is discredited before the very people she wants so desperately to help. Alienated from her own people and left in despair, she is not aware of the enemy forces that threaten her very life.
In this emotionally charged and riveting novel from the author of One September Morning and In a Heartbeat, one woman is torn between loyalty to her family's ways and to her most profound convictions. . . The daughter of a career cop, Bernadette Sullivan grew up with blue uniforms hanging in the laundry room and cops laughing around the dinner table. Her brother joined New York's finest, her sisters married cops, and Bernie is an assistant District Attorney. Collaring criminals, putting them away--it's what they do. And though lately Bernie feels a growing desire for a family of her own, she's never questioned her choices. Then a shooter targets a local coffee shop, and tragedy strikes the Sullivan family. Anger follows grief--and Bernie realizes that her father's idea of retribution is very different from her own. All her life, she's inhabited a clear-cut world of right and wrong, of morality and corruption. As Bernie struggles to protect the people she loves, she must also decide what it means to see justice served. And in her darkest hour, she will find out just what it means to be her father's daughter. Praise for Rosalind Noonan's One September MorningReminiscent of Jodi Picoult's kind of tale. . . it's a keeper! --Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling authorWritten with great insight. . . Noonan delivers a fast-paced, character-driven tale with a touch of mystery. --Publishers WeeklyNoonan creates a unique thriller. . . a novel that focuses on the toll war takes on returning soldiers and civilians whose loved ones won't be coming home. --Booklist
"Their tie was thick with shared blood and thin with lack of love." Catherine and Sara share the same father--and that is all they share. Catherine, a reserved English aristocrat, grew up at her family's country estate in the years before the First World War. Sara, a passionate red-headed beauty, lived with her selfish socialite mother in a marble palace on the French Riviera. Catherine is a confirmed virgin; Sara made love to a stranger to celebrate the Armistice. Within the rapidly-changing world of between-the-wars England, the two strong personalities clash in a struggle, to control the international auction-house founded by their father. It's a time of new freedoms for women--in enterprise and in sexuality. But sex doesn't guarantee romantic involvement, and a "financially wise" marriage can bring both profit and lOSS. Readers of Suzanne Goodwin's earlier novels Cousins and Sisters will welcome Daughters with the knowledge that they're in the hands of a master storyteller with a special insight on the modern woman's heart.
"Daughters" presents four diverse characters in an ancient world of darkness and magic: the amazon Gwynn, the princess Evonna, the wizard Alden, the beast Thet. It is a novel of endings and reconciliations, the death of magic and the birth of technology, the eternal struggle between darkness and light. High-born Evonna is unhappy with her choices and troubled by her brother Alden's dabblings in wizardry. One night a subhuman beast, Thet, arrives. Another new arrival, the amazon Gwynn, encounters the pair in a stable. Evonna stops Gwynn from harming her strange friend, persuading her to join them. But something is wrong in this great city: undeniable signs of chaos and madness, a plague, and suggestions of far worse.
The only daughter of supermodel Katia Summers, witty and thoughtful Lizzie Summers likes to stick to the sidelines. The sole heir to Metronome Media and daughter of billionaire Karl Jurgensen, outspoken Carina Jurgensen would rather climb mountains than social ladders. Daughter of chart-topping pop icon Holla Jones, stylish and sensitive Hudson Jones is on the brink of her own music breakthrough. By the time freshman year begins, unconventional-looking Lizzie Summers has come to expect fawning photographers and adoring fans to surround her gorgeous supermodel mother. But when Lizzie is approached by a fashion photographer that believes she's "the new face of beauty," Lizzie surprises herself and her family by becoming the newest Summers woman to capture the media's spotlight.
Daughters Rule Number Six: Never talk to the press about your parents. After leaking a story about the family business, impetuous high school freshman Carina Jurgensen is cut off by her billionaire father. Always resourceful, she fibs her way into a job as a party planner for New York's annual Silver Snowflake Ball. But when Carina finds out that the party committee expects favors and freebies from her dad's A-list connections, a choice must be made: Does she get real about her downgraded status, or pretend she's still the ultimate heiress? Best friends and fellow daughters of celebrities Lizzie Summers, Carina Jurgensen and Hudson Jones are back in Joanna Philbin's second stylish and heartfelt Daughters novel.
How much would you sacrifice to save someone you love? When Olivia, wild-haired and headstrong, makes a terrible mistake, she must turn to the person least likely to help--her mother, Elaine. Motherhood was a role that Elaine never embraced and her best never amounted to much. But now Olivia faces prosecution for a naive connection to a drug deal and she needs Elaine more than ever. As the days count down and Olivia's future hangs in the balance, Elaine must decide just how much she is willing to give for a second chance with her daughter. With Daughter's Keeper, Ayelet Waldman has crafted a redemptive journey at once highly emotional and unbearably suspenseful, as Olivia and Elaine's struggle builds to a beautiful, heart-wrenching climax. In this luminous, gripping novel, Waldman brings to life the tensions and the tenderness that forge the unshakeable bond between parent and child. Daughter's Keeper reveals the unlimited boundaries of forgiveness and the sacrifices we make for love.
With the novelistic vividness that made his National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Queen of Scots "a pure pleasure to read" (Washington Post BookWorld), John Guy brings to life Thomas More and his daughter Margaret- his confidante and collaborator who played a critical role in safeguarding his legacy.Sir Thomas More's life is well known: his opposition to Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn, his arrest for treason, his execution and martyrdom. Yet Margaret has been largely airbrushed out of the story in which she played so important a role. John Guy restores her to her rightful place in this captivating account of their relationship.Always her father's favorite child,Margaret was such an accomplished scholar by age eighteen that her work earned praise from Erasmus. She remained devoted to her father after her marriage-and paid the price in estrangement from her husband.When More was thrown into the Tower of London,Margaret collaborated with him on his most famous letters from prison, smuggled them out at great personal risk, even rescued his head after his execution. John Guy returns to original sources that have been ignored by generations of historians to create a dramatic new portrait of both Thomas More and the daughter whose devotion secured his place in history.
The lesbian classic Daughters of a Coral Dawn told the story of a group of pioneering women who disappeared from Earth and colonized the planet Maternas. But what became of the sisters they left behind? In this highly anticipated sequel, best-selling author Katherine V. Forrest describes an Earth beyond nightmare ruled by dictator Theo Zedera-known simply as Zed-whose weaponry is invincible. With ruthless determination he seeks the vanished women remaining on Unit Earth. Among these women is the leader of the Unity, the extraordinary Africa Contrera, Zed's childhood friend as well as his colleague and intellectual equal. As Africa struggles to build a world safe for women, she is haunted by her past - a time when she trusted Zed and shared with him the deadly knowledge he now uses to hunt her. What future can there be for the women who call themselves the Unity? How can they possibly conceal themselves from a world of savagery and a man who intends to find them at any cost? Just as she did 18 years ago, Katherine Forrest has created a brilliant, breathtaking, and romantic saga of a divided society and the rebels courageous enough to withstand a brutal new world.
Sequel to Daughters of an Amber Noon; about a planet populated by only women.
This collection includes stories from 53 American women who chose to become Muslim.
Judith Merrill is perhaps better known now as an editor. She published the first best of the year collections to emerge in the 1960s but was an accomplished writer in her own right. These short novels feature woman protagonists and have at least a tinge of feminism. They are worth reading in themselves but are also worthy of note as early examples of feminist writing.
The girls at Modesta High School feel like they're stuck in some anti-feminist time warp-they're faced with sexism at every turn, and they've had enough. Sponsored by their new art teacher, Ms. Stark, they band together to form the Daughters of Eve. It's more than a school club-it's a secret society, a sisterhood. At first, it seems like they are actually changing the way guys at school treat them. But Ms. Stark urges them to take more vindictive action, and it starts to feel more like revenge-brutal revenge. Blinded by their oath of loyalty, the Daughters of Eve become instruments of vengeance. Can one of them break the spell before real tragedy strikes?
Throughout the world today, Christians continue to face intense persecution, and Christian women are often the most vulnerable. In Pakistan, Christian girls are systematically kidnapped, tortured and raped. In China, underground church leaders are sent to labor camps for hosting illegal home meetings. In Sudan, Christian women are captured and sold into slavery or mutilated and left to die. And in many Muslim countries, a woman can be killed by her husband or father for converting to Christianity.In this deeply moving book, Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett tell the stories of persecuted Christian women from around the world. From Africa to the Middle East to Asia, they give voice to our sisters persevering under the yoke of oppression and injustice. Each section provides specific prayer points and practical action steps to equip us to respond to the issues at hand. Above all, these stories remind us that suffering is part of the call of followers of Jesus. The challenges do not mean that God has abandoned us. Rather, God is active and present with his suffering people. Do not be discouraged. Take heart from these daughters of hope.
They were known as the Ascendancy, the dashing aristocratic elite that controlled Irish politics and society at the end of the eighteenth century--and at their pinnacle stood Caroline and Robert King, Lord and Lady Kingsborough of Mitchelstown Castle. Heirs to ancient estates and a vast fortune, Lord and Lady Kingsborough appeared to be blessed with everything but marital love--which only made the scandal that tore through their family more shocking. In 1798, at the height of a rebellion that was setting Ireland ablaze, Robert King was tried for the murder of his wife's cousin--a crime born of passion that proved to have extraordinary political implications. In her brilliant new book, Janet Todd unfolds the fascinating story of how this powerful Anglo-Irish family became entwined with the downfall not only of their class, but of their very way of life. Like Amanda Foreman's bestsellingGeorgiana,Daughters of Irelandbrings to life the world of a glittering elite in an age of international revolution. When her daughters, Margaret and Mary, were at their most impressionable, Lady Kingsborough hired the firebrand feminist Mary Wollstonecraft to be their governess, little realizing how radically this would alter both girls' beliefs and characters. The tall, striking Margaret went on to provide crucial support to the United Irishmen in the days leading up to the Rebellion of 1798, while soft, pleasing Mary indulged in an illicit, and all but incestuous love affair that precipitated multiple tragedies. As the Kingsboroughs imploded, the most powerful and colorful figures of the day were swept up in their drama--the dashing aristocrat turned revolutionary Lord Edward Fitzgerald; the liberal, cultivated Countess of Moira, a terrible snob despite her support of Irish revolutionaires; the notorious philanderer Colonel George King, whose sexual debauchery was matched only by his appalling cruelty; Britain's cold calculating prime minister William Pitt and its mad ruler King George III. With irresistible narrative drive and richly intimate historic detail,Daughtersof Irelandan absolutely spellbinding work of history, biography, passion, and rebellion. From the Hardcover edition.
For Hundreds of Years. . . In Ireland and the New World. . . Irish Women Have Made a Difference From ancient times to the present, Irish women have made their mark in times of peace and war, in Ireland and America. With their accomplishments largely ignored by the history books, these extraordinary women have fought for equality, struggled for independence, and met the challenge of nation building. Courageous, passionate, creative, able to stand tall on the battlefield--and in the kitchen--their stories will inspire brave women everywhere, for the daughters of Maeve have achieved remarkable feats against incredible odds. Meet women such as-- Brigid . . . saint and patroness of IrelandGrace O'Malley . . . pirate queen of ConnachtQueen Maeve . . . ancient warriorClara Dillon Darrow . . . suffragistMother Jones . . . union leaderJacqueline Bouvier Kennedy . . . U. S. first ladySinead O'Connor . . . singerMary Robinson . . . president of IrelandMaureen O'Hara . . . actressSandra Day O'Connor . . . Supreme Court justiceMaud Gonne . . . Irish revolutionary This indispensable reference will move, instruct, and empower readers to reach for their dreams as they stand on the shoulders of great Irish women. 50 Fascinating Profiles Gina Sigillito has studied Irish history, art, literature, and politics at the Irish Arts Centre, Ireland House at New York University, and Trinity College, Dublin. She has served as a guest host and producer on the Irish radio program Radio Free Éireann and has traveled extensively throughout Ireland. She is co-author of The Wisdom of the Celts, also available from Citadel Press.
From the acclaimed author of Schindler's List, the epic, unforgettable story of two sisters from Australia, both trained nurses, whose lives are transformed by the cataclysm of the first World War. In 1915, two spirited Australian sisters join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father's farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Used to tending the sick as they are, nothing could have prepared them for what they confront, first near Gallipoli, then on the Western Front. Yet amid the carnage, Naomi and Sally Durance become the friends they never were at home and find themselves courageous in the face of extreme danger, as well as the hostility they encounter from some on their own side. There is great bravery, humor, and compassion, too, and the inspiring example of the remarkable women they serve alongside. In France, where Naomi nurses in a hospital set up by the eccentric Lady Tarlton while Sally works in a casualty clearing station, each meets an exceptional man: the kind of men for whom they might give up some of their precious independence--if only they all survive. At once vast in scope and extraordinarily intimate, The Daughters of Mars brings World War I to vivid, concrete life from an unusual perspective. A searing and profoundly moving tale, it pays tribute to men and women of extraordinary moral resilience, even in the face of the incomprehensible horrors of modern war.
With Spain now united, Ferdinand looked to his daughters to further his ambitions. All too often, Isabella found herself torn between his brilliant plans and her love for her children. During the last years of Isabella's reign it seemed there was a curse on the royal house which struck at the children of the sovereigns. Tragedy followed tragedy - the Infanta Isabella, a broken-hearted widow; Juana, driven to madness by her husband's philandering; and the sorrow of parting with young Catalina, destined to become Katharine of Aragon, wife to Henry VIII and Queen of England . . .
Three complete novels from this popular and prolific author are included here: "Megan's Marriage," which looks at a marriage of convenience; "Instant Mommy," in which a temporary arrangement might lead to a lifetime of passion; and "The Groom, I Presume?," about a quick proposal, a stand-in groom, and a hasty wedding.
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