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A shattering new thriller about three women, strangers, on a heart-wrenching collision course none of them could have seen coming.Long after anyone expected Kate to do anything with her life, she did. Using the journals left behind by her aunt and grandmother, she wrote a novel based on a very real generation-old love story that ended in tragedy. On the other side of town, Emily is about to set fire to her life. She's in a dead-end job and is involved with the wrong man; she can feel herself being drawn into darkness, with horrific consequences. With nowhere to go, she finds herself on the run. Without knowing each other, and with lives that couldn't be more different, Kate and Emily head to the same point on the map: Heart Island, an idyllic place in the middle of a lake in the Adirondacks, owned for generations by Birdie Burke's family. The harsh and unyielding Birdie is at one with this island, which has a terrifying history all its own. She, too, has consequences to face. Heartbroken is a tense, mesmerizing novel about the limits of dysfunctional families, of an island haunted by dark memories and restless ghosts, and of the all-too-real demons we must battle. Wonderfully suspenseful, exquisitely crafted, and written with raw, emotional power, this is Lisa Unger at her very best.
The first time Dr. Jack Harvey saw Dr. Anna Craven in the E.R., he thought he'd seen a ghost. She looked just like his wife, who'd died three years earlier. Jack's first instinct was to ask Anna out, hoping the initial shock would fade as he got to know her. Anna was wary when Jack told her about the uncanny resemblance, but she soon fell in love with Jack and his adorable little girl. Then Jack proposed, and Anna wasn't sure if she could trust him. Was he marrying her to hold on to his memories...or did he really love her?
Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter. Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wiching him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé.
The story of Hesper Honeywood is the centerpiece of Anya Seton's classic 1940s novel.
Adventure beginning in Minneapolis with the visit of the President. The book moves from Minneapolis to Nebraska.
How a lonely child deprived of his own father came to fall in love with a monster.
Rebecca Gunderson's fresh start in High Plains, Kansas, Is destroyed when a deadly tornado wrecks the immigrant's new home--and her reputation. Everyone knows Rebecca rode out the storm with the town's blacksmith, and no one believes her time with Pete Benjamin was totally innocent. To protect her, Pete offers Rebecca his hand in marriage. . . but the grieving widower can't give her his heart. Is Rebecca trusting her happiness to a man trapped in the past? Or will faith and trust finally bring them through the storm to a brighter future?
To escape her life of poverty as a tenant farmer's daughter, Ariel Summers makes a bargain with the devil...
Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant.Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet?
A young girl must find her missing grandfather and uncover the secret he harbors that could save Earth and the entire solar system from annihilation.
The Intelligent HeartAccess the power of your heart's intelligence to improve your focus and creativity, elevate your emotional clarity, lower your stress and anxiety levels, strengthen your immune system, promote your body's optimal performance, and slow the aging process.
Firefighter paramedic Terry Flanagan saw her clinic for migrant farm workers as the perfect way to make a difference. But when Dr. Jacob Landsdowne was assigned to oversee her project, she wondered if her dreams would go up in smoke. Two years ago a tragedy had touched both their lives and almost destroyed Jacob's career. Now he was intent on rebuilding his reputation, and Terry's clinic was an unwanted distraction. Yet, with the well-being of women and children hanging in the balance, maybe it was time Jacob put aside his trust in himself. . . and turn to God.
He's raising the stakes-one kiss at a time... After a nasty divorce, Maitlyn Boudreaux is ready to reclaim her sensuality and rediscover her inner wild child. A luxury cruise to exotic ports of call is just what the New Orleans negotiator needs...and meeting Zak Sayed on board could be an added bonus. The high-stakes poker player wants the same thing she does: a sizzling hot fling with no strings attached. A brilliant entrepreneur and professional gambler, Zak is one of the world's most sought-after bachelors. But beneath the playboy facade is a guy who's playing for keeps. The passionate eldest daughter of the Boudreaux clan is the soul mate he's been searching for.... Even as a ruthless business adversary threatens to destroy everything Zak cherishes most, can he convince Maitlyn to take the biggest gamble of all?
Independent Hannah Trevor is a midwife in the small Maine town of Rufford several years after the end of the Revolutionary War. In the dead of a particularly brutal winter, an horrific act--the rape and murder of a young wife--draws Hannah into the constabulary's investigation and threatens to destroy everything she holds dear. Now an honorable man has been accused of the crime--Hannah's former lover, the father of her illegitimate daughter.
This is a love story with all the obstacles, both devilish and divine - a tale of innocence corrupted and selfishness reformed.
In this closing book, A lovely peach dress and a battle of the bulge. An unexpected farewell and an unanticipated voyage. The briefest month on the calendar presents the angels with the island's biggest challenges. Edith Wickam, married to the pastor of the Heavenly Daze Community Church, has her heart set on wearing a designer dress to the wedding of the year. Trouble is, the zipper won't close! With only a few days to lose the pounds that stand between her and perfect elegance,will she find a diet that works? And can she summon the determination to stick with it? Annie Cuvier is at peace with her world until tragedy presents her with a series of life-changing decisions. Should she say farewell to the island of Heavenly Daze and move to Manhattan? Or should she turn away from what others would call "a sure thing" and try to make a life on the island that has sheltered her through so many storms? Come join us for another month on Heavenly Daze, where angels stand guard and heaven is but a breath away.
Challenging traditional histories of abolition, this book shifts the focus away from the East to show how the women of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin helped build a vibrant antislavery movement in the Old Northwest. Stacey Robertson argues that the environment of the Old Northwest--with its own complicated history of slavery and racism--created a uniquely collaborative and flexible approach to abolitionism. Western women helped build this local focus through their unusual and occasionally transgressive activities. They plunged into Liberty Party politics, vociferously supported a Quaker-led boycott of slave goods, and tirelessly aided fugitives and free blacks in their communities. Western women worked closely with male abolitionists, belying the notion of separate spheres that characterized abolitionism in the East. The contested history of race relations in the West also affected the development of abolitionism in the region, necessitating a pragmatic bent in their activities. Female antislavery societies focused on eliminating racist laws, aiding fugitive slaves, and building and sustaining schools for blacks. This approach required that abolitionists of all stripes work together, and women proved especially adept at such cooperation.
Jakkin risks everything--his freedom, his dragon, even his life--to rescue his beloved in this stirring sequel to Dragon's Blood.
The product of many foster homes, Tavia McRae feels as if nothing in her life has gone right--until she meets Beck Brewer. Brought together by a tragedy, Tavia and Beck manage to find peace and love together. Original.
A fascinating synthesis of ancient wisdom, modern medicine, scientific research, and personal experience that proves that the human heart, not the brain, holds the secrets that link body, mind, and spirit. You know that the heart loves and feels, but did you know that the heart also thinks, remembers, communicates with other hearts, helps regulate immunity, and contains stored information that continually pulses through your body? InThe Heart's Code,Dr. Paul Pearsall explains the theory and science behind energy cardiology, the newly emerging field that is uncovering one of the most significant medical, social, and spiritual discoveries of our time. The heart is not just a pump; it conducts the cellular symphony that is the very essence of our being. Ten years ago, Pearsall, who was then running a clinical and research center at a major hospital, knew he had cancer long before his doctors confirmed his self-diagnosis. His heart was crying out that something was seriously wrong, but his doctors and colleagues dismissed his misgivings and said he was overstressed. Months later, Pearsall was diagnosed with Stage IV lymphoma with a small chance of survival. But he did survive, and his experience led him to enter research and make discoveries that are nothing short of revolutionary. Pearsall, the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersSuperimmunityandThe Pleasure Prescription,explains how we live in a society that is run by our brains, not our hearts, and why this is damaging to us on a personal and sociological level. Pearsall shows that by listening to the subtle energy and wisdom each of us has within our hearts, we can learn valuable lessons for loving, working, playing, praying, and healing. Full of amazing stories of transplant recipients who experienced profound changes in their lifestyles and cancer patients who recognized their illness before diagnosis, as well as data from scientists and sources on cellular memory and the power of subtle energy, Pearsall explores what these breakthroughs mean for the rest of us. By unlocking the heart's code we can discover new ways of understanding human healing and consciousness, even as we create a new model for living that leads to better health, happiness, and self-knowledge.
LOVE'S REVENGE It was seven years since Travis Braggette had abandoned Suzanne Forteaux at the altar. Now the sight of him on the dusty street of Virginia City, Nevada, stole Suzanne's breath away. He was taller and even more handsome than she remembered, his skin a sun- burnished bronze. But she was the one who had really changed...from an awkward New Orleans schoolgirl into a sultry singer. No one suspected she was actually a Confederate spy...and innocent of a man's intimate touch. Seeing Suzanne sashay into his Mountain Queen saloon filled Travis with tantalizing memories of what might have been. But he wasn't the marrying kind...although that didn't stop him from desiring her now. Little did Travis know that Suzanne's secret would soon sweep them both into a dangerous world of unbounded passion where hearts could be broken ... yet where there was no turning back from love!
The essays vary in subject matter from "nature" essays to "city" essays.
Grandmothers know best...especially these three grandmothers, all soldiers' brides. Their generation lived through war and peace, good times and bad, love and loss.5-B Poppy Lane by Debbie MacomberAll her life, Ruth Shelton has loved visiting her grandmother in Cedar Cove, Washington. Now Ruth comes to ask advice about her own romance with a soldier-and discovers a secret in her grandmother's past.The Apple Orchard by Katherine StoneClara MacKenzie's granddaughter Elizabeth arrives at Clara's Oregon farm needing comfort. That's exactly what Clara offers-and so does a childhood friend named Nick Lawton. But Nick wants to offer Elizabeth more than comfort. More than friendship...Liberty Hall by Lois Faye DyerWhen Professor Chloe Abbott finds herself caught up in a troublesome mystery, she turns to her grandmother. She needs Winifred's expertise as a wartime code breaker. She doesn't need suggestions about her love life-all of which involve ex-marine Jake Morrissey!
Hearts Divided is the fifth in the new series, The Making of America. Many of the absorbing characters from The Forty-Niners reappear in this romantic saga that sets lover against lover. Danny O'Lee, the young prospector of The Forty-Niners goes in search of his missing brother, and becomes deeply involved in the raging Civil War, and with a mysterious girl who may have been his brother's lover, and with a beautiful black abolitionist. Finally, after many hair-raising adventures, Dan O'Lee finds his beloved brother--fighting on the other side--at the' bloody Battle of Shiloh, a turning point in the little-known Civil War in the West. There, a hero is born, a villain is unmasked and a love is renewed, while the Union finds a general in an obscure, cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking sphinx of a man named U.S. Grant. Here is another compelling novel in the acclaimed series, The Making of America.
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