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Somewhere Between Luck and Trust

by Emilie Richards

Where Luck Meets Trust, Miracles Can HappenChristy Haviland served eight months in prison, giving birth behind bars to the child of the man who put her there and might yet destroy her. Now she's free again, but what does that mean? As smart as she is, a learning disability has kept her from learning to read. And that's the least of her hurdles.Georgia Ferguson, talented educator, receives a mysterious charm bracelet that may help her find the mother who abandoned her at birth. Does she want to follow the clues, and if she does, can reticent Georgia reach out for help along the way?Both women are standing at a crossroads, a place where unlikely unions can be formed. A place where two very different women might bridge the gap between generations and education, and together make tough choices.Somewhere between the townships called Luck and Trust, at a mountain cabin known as the Goddess House, two very different women may even, if they dare, find common ground and friendship.

Somewhere in France

by Jennifer Robson

In the dark and dangerous days of World War I, a daring young woman will risk her life to find her destinyLady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford wants to travel the world, pursue a career, and marry for love. But in 1914, the stifling restrictions of aristocratic British society and her mother's rigid expectations forbid Lilly from following her heart. When war breaks out, the spirited young woman seizes her chance for independence. Defying her parents, she moves to London and eventually becomes an ambulance driver in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps--an exciting and treacherous job that takes her close to the Western Front.Assigned to a field hospital in France, Lilly is reunited with Robert Fraser, her dear brother Edward's best friend. The handsome Scottish surgeon has always encouraged Lilly's dreams. She doesn't care that Robbie grew up in poverty--she yearns for their friendly affection to become something more. Lilly is the most beautiful--and forbidden--woman Robbie has ever known. Fearful for her life, he's determined to keep her safe, even if it means breaking her heart.In a world divided by class and filled with uncertainty and death, can their hope for love survive...or will it become another casualty of this tragic war?

Somewhere in the Darkness

by Walter Dean Myers

Jimmy hasn't seen his father in nine years. But one day he comes back -- on the run from the law. Together, the two of them travel across the country -- where Jimmy's dad will find the man who can exonerate him of the crime for which he was convicted. Along the way, Jimmy discovers a lot about his father and himself -- and that while things can't always be fixed, sometimes they can be understood and forgiven.<P><P> Newbery Medal Honor book

Somewhere in Time

by Barbara Bretton

Swept back through time, former lovers Emilie Cross and Zane Rutledge land in the midst of the American Revolution. But soon Emilie finds herself caught between the man of her own time whom she once loved and a man of the past who could give her the home she's always longed for.

Somewhere to Call Home

by Janet Lee Barton

Some might call it a proposal. Violet Burton knows it's blackmail, and she refuses to give in. She won't marry the unscrupulous banker who holds the mortgage on her Virginia home. Instead, she'll find employment in New York City, earning enough to pay her debts before returning home. Virginia's where she belongs...even if reconnecting with childhood friend Michael Heaton makes her long to stay permanently at his mother's boardinghouse.The freckle-faced girl Michael knew is now a lovely woman. Helping Violet find her way is a simple act of friendship-at least at first. But soon he'll do anything to keep her safe, and hope she'll see that the home she seeks is one they can share together.

The Son

by Jo Nesbo

The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set inside Oslo's maze of especially venal, high-level corruption. Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny's been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don't know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit--or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he's serving time for other peoples' crimes. Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest--all of them focused on keeping him high and in jail. And all of them under the thumb of the Twin, Oslo's crime overlord. As long as Sonny gets his dope, he's happy to play the criminal and the prison's in-house savior. But when he learns a stunning, long-hidden secret concerning his father, he makes a brilliantly executed escape from prison--and from the person he'd let himself become--and begins hunting down those responsible for the crimes against him . . . The darkly looming question is: Who will get to him first--the criminals or the cops?From the Hardcover edition.

The Son

by Philipp Meyer

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim. Spring, 1849. The first male child born in the newly established Republic of Texas, Eli McCullough is thirteen years old when a marauding band of Comanches storms his homestead and brutally murders his mother and sister, taking him captive. Brave and clever, Eli quickly adapts to life among the Comanches, learning their ways and language, answering to a new name, becoming the chiefs adopted son, and waging war against their enemies, including white men--which complicates his sense of loyalty and understanding of who he is. But when disease, starvation, and overwhelming numbers of armed Americans decimate the tribe, Eli finds himself alone. Neither white nor Indian, civilized nor fully wild, he must carve a place for himself in a world in which he does not fully belong--a journey of adventure, tragedy, hardship, grit, and luck that reverberates in the lives of his progeny. Intertwined with Elis story are those of his son, Peter, a man who bears the emotional cost of his fathers drive for power, and Jeannie, Elis great-granddaughter, a woman who must fight hardened rivals to succeed in a mans world. Philipp Meyer deftly explores how Elis ruthlessness and steely pragmatism transform subsequent generations of McCulloughs. Love, honor, even children are sacrificed in the name of ambition as the family becomes one of the richest powers in Texas, a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Yet, like all empires, the McCulloughs must eventually face the consequences of their choices. Harrowing, panoramic, and vividly drawn, The Son is a masterful achievement from a sublime young talent.

The Son

by Philipp Meyer

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claimSpring, 1849. The first male child born in the newly established Republic of Texas, Eli McCullough is thirteen years old when a marauding band of Comanches storms his homestead and brutally murders his mother and sister, taking him captive. Brave and clever, Eli quickly adapts to life among the Comanches, learning their ways and language, answering to a new name, becoming the chief's adopted son, and waging war against their enemies, including white men--which complicates his sense of loyalty and understanding of who he is. But when disease, starvation, and overwhelming numbers of armed Americans decimate the tribe, Eli finds himself alone. Neither white nor Indian, civilized nor fully wild, he must carve a place for himself in a world in which he does not fully belong--a journey of adventure, tragedy, hardship, grit, and luck that reverberates in the lives of his progeny.Intertwined with Eli's story are those of his son, Peter, a man who bears the emotional cost of his father's drive for power, and Jeannie, Eli's great-granddaughter, a woman who must fight hardened rivals to succeed in a man's world.Philipp Meyer deftly explores how Eli's ruthlessness and steely pragmatism transform subsequent generations of McCulloughs. Love, honor, even children are sacrificed in the name of ambition as the family becomes one of the richest powers in Texas, a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Yet, like all empires, the McCulloughs must eventually face the consequences of their choices. Harrowing, panoramic, and vividly drawn, The Son is a masterful achievement from a sublime young talent.

The Son

by Philipp Meyer

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claimSpring, 1849. The first male child born in the newly established Republic of Texas, Eli McCullough is thirteen years old when a marauding band of Comanches storms his homestead and brutally murders his mother and sister, taking him captive. Brave and clever, Eli quickly adapts to life among the Comanches, learning their ways and language, answering to a new name, becoming the chief's adopted son, and waging war against their enemies, including white men--which complicates his sense of loyalty and understanding of who he is. But when disease, starvation, and overwhelming numbers of armed Americans decimate the tribe, Eli finds himself alone. Neither white nor Indian, civilized nor fully wild, he must carve a place for himself in a world in which he does not fully belong--a journey of adventure, tragedy, hardship, grit, and luck that reverberates in the lives of his progeny.Intertwined with Eli's story are those of his son, Peter, a man who bears the emotional cost of his father's drive for power, and Jeannie, Eli's great-granddaughter, a woman who must fight hardened rivals to succeed in a man's world.Philipp Meyer deftly explores how Eli's ruthlessness and steely pragmatism transform subsequent generations of McCulloughs. Love, honor, even children are sacrificed in the name of ambition as the family becomes one of the richest powers in Texas, a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Yet, like all empires, the McCulloughs must eventually face the consequences of their choices. Harrowing, panoramic, and vividly drawn, The Son is a masterful achievement from a sublime young talent.

The Son Between Them

by Molly O'Keefe

For ten years Samantha Riggins and J. D. Kronos have convinced themselves they have the perfect relationship. No strings, no commitment, no future. All that changes when the son Sam gave up for adoption walks into her shelter. The son J. D. knows nothing about. The presence of their child breaks through all the rules they've lived by. And suddenly what Sam thought she knew about J. D. turns out to be wrong. Are the feelings they share enough to keep them together? Especially now when the biggest secret is the one Sam never saw coming.

A Son for Always

by Amy Clipston

Carolyn and her husband Joshua are thrilled to be pregnant with her first child. A teenager when she had her son Benjamin, Carolyn still feels obligated to work in order to secure Ben's future, even though Josh adopted Ben. She struggles to realize that Joshua will love and protect both of their children equally.

Son of a Wanted Man

by Louis L'Amour

An outlaw's legacy...In a remote corner of Utah lies the secret outlaw kingdom of Ben Curry. For fifteen years Curry has ruled supreme, as his men have pulled jobs from Canada to Mexico. But the king is getting old... he wants to turn his legacy over to someone younger, tougher. Mike Bastian is Ben's adopted son, a young man who can handle a knife, a gun, his fists, but a man who's never broken the law.Now, as treachery explodes among Ben's riders, and two honest lawmen--Tyrel Sackett and Borden Chantry--begin to zero in on the gang, Mike must choose...between his loyalty to Ben and his yearning for a different life. Yet when the guns start echoing off the Vermilion Cliffs, the time for choosing is over--and the time for battle has begun.From the Paperback edition.

Son of a Witch (The Wicked Years, Book 2)

by Gregory Maguire

In this sequel to Wicked, we follow Liir, the adolescent boy who was left for dead in a gully. He is shattered in spirit as well as form.

Son of Avonar (The Bridge of D'Arnath, Book 1)

by Carol Berg

Son of Avonar is a 480 page conventional fantasy novel written by the critically acclaimed author Carol Berg and first published in 2004. It is the first book in a series by Berg entitled The Bridge of D'Arnath; Subsequent novels in this series are, in order, Guardians of the Keep, The Soul Weaver, and Daughter of Ancients. Seri is a Leiran noblewoman living in exile. She wants nothing to do with the intrigues of her royal family, the politics of power, the unjust laws of her people. But her world is rent asunder when she shelters from Leiran soldiers a fugitive-a man with the skills of a warrior who is incapable of speech and quite possibly mad. There is more to this stranger than meets the eye. And now Seri must help him remember who and what he is before those responsible for his condition find him... and unleash an apocalypse against the world.

Son of Darkness

by Josepha Sherman

As curator of the Mesopotamian Art at the American Museum of Art In New York City, Denise Sheridan has seen many unusual things. Ilaron Highborn, art gallery owner and Dark Elf is unusual. Now, together they will have to stop a Sumerian demon from destroying the city of Manhattan!

Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices

by Mosab Hassan Yousef Ron Brackin

Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab Yousef--now called "Joseph"--reveals new information about the world's most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to "love your enemies" is the only way to peace in the Middle East.

Son of "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" (Book 2)

by Scott Rice

MORE WRETCHED WRITING FROM THE CONTEST THAT PROVES "NOTHING IS SO POWERFUL AS A BAD IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME." Scott Rice, organizer of the notorious-- and hilarious-- Bulwer-Lytton "bad" writing contest, has once again collected the best opening sentences of the worst novels never published. Here, penned by the literary vigilantes who prowl the subways of literature, is a sampling of winning entries: "'I want something more in life,' Wesley fumed as the lime-scented Jacuzzi bubbles collected between his secretary's breasts." "The November snow was thin and slushy-- almost as if the angels in Heaven were brushing their teeth and dribbling toothpaste over the earth." "Fall had come to the city; the trees had turned to yellows and the winos had turned to reds." As the Tallahassee Democrat said about It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: "This is a book to be enjoyed one stinky sentence at a time." The great literary tradition continues...

Son of Khyber (Thorn of Breland Trilogy #2)

by Keith Baker

Thorn infiltrates a gang of criminals with special powers-aberrant dragonmarks-trying to gain information on their leader, the enigmatic Son of Khyber. But when her orders and her experiences contradict each other, Thorn starts listening to what the Son of Khyber has to say. Featuring characters from Baker's popular Dreaming Dark Trilogy that return to challenge Thorn. The creator of the world of Eberron returns with a series that has all the smarts and action of a spy thriller, with the magic and depth of world only fantasy can create. There's something here for every fan!From the Paperback edition.

Son Of Monte

by George Corey Franklin

Brother bear and his adventures raising a family in a Grizzly Wildlife Refuge. Imaginative tales covering 3 years in a bears life.

Son of Rosemary

by Ira Levin

this is the sequel to resemary's baby and finds her waking from a coma as the last of her tormentors dies. But, what about her son?

Son of Stone (Stone Barrington #21)

by Stuart Woods

After an eventful trip to Bel-Air and a reunion with his sophisticated (and very wealthy) former love, Arrington Calder, Stone Barrington is back in New York, and he's looking to stay closer to home and cash in on his partnership at Woodman & Weld. But Arrington has other plans for Stone . . . including introducing him to the child he fathered many years ago.

Son of the Hawk

by Charles G. West

Action-packed western adventure from the author of Crow Creek Crossing.<P> Over a decade ago, a Shoshoni maiden loved mountain man Trace McCall. Her father did not approve of the union and stole her away--unaware that she was carrying the white man's child.<P> She married a member of her tribe to give her son a father, naming the child White Eagle. A war party of Sioux slaughters the Shoshoni camp, but the child escapes.<P> With no place to run, White Eagle decides to find his white father.

Son of the Revolution

by Liang Heng Judith Shapiro

Liang Heng, whose father was a reporter on a major provincial newspaper and whose mother was a ranking member of the local police, tells of growing up in a large city in Central China during China's Great Cultural Revolution.

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