Popular historical novelist Nancy Moser tops today’s Buffet with Washington’s Lady, which features Martha Custis Washington, beginning with the death of her first husband and her subsequent marriage to George. When the Revolution commences, Martha is forced to flee Mount Vernon, and Loyalist newspapers claim that she has abandoned the Patriot cause. The novel, which was a Christy Award finalist in 2012, focuses on the Washingtons’ early marriage and experiences during the war.
Nancy is the award-winning author of over 20 novels that focus on the characters discovering their unique purpose. Her genres include both contemporary and historical stories. Her newest book is The Journey of Josephine Cain. It follows the adventures of a D.C. socialite as she gets involved with the building of the Transcontinental Railroad right after the Civil War. Prim and proper meets rough and rowdy.
Nancy and her husband Mark live in the Midwest. She’s earned a degree in architecture, traveled extensively in Europe, and has performed in numerous theaters, symphonies, and choirs.
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Known for her moving first-person novels of Nannerl Mozart, Jane Austen, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, author Nancy Moser now brings to life the loves and trials of the first First Lady of the United States.
This book distills the life of Martha Washington into a revealing first-person historical novel. As a financially secure widow who has felt death’s sting six times, 26-year-old Martha determines not to remarry. And then into her life strides a heroic colonel, and she dares to love again. But soon she must envision an even greater dream than domestic bliss. Their love and loyalty toward each other—and the new nation they fight for, lasts a lifetime and is an inspiration even now, after 250 years.
Before his death at the age of 89, Doc Watson was the true voice of Appalachian music. After being discovered in 1960 by folklorist Ralph Rinzler, the blind guitarist graced thousands of American stages with his down-home wit, deep knowledge of traditional songs, and his blistering flatpicking guitar. Over 52 years in the music business, Doc influenced every musician with a pulse, from Bob Dylan to Jerry Garcia, and from Gillian Welch to Pete Seeger.
From the day Doc Watson stepped off the bus in New York City, the North Carolina music legend changed the world forever. His influence has been recognized by presidents and by the heroes of modern music. This is the first comprehensive biography of Doc Watson, with never before released details about the American guitar icons life.
Featuring new interviews with popular musicians: Ben Harper, Michelle Shocked, Warren Haynes, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Tom Paxton, Maria Muldaur, John Cohen, Mike Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Abigail Washburn, Ketch Secor, Marty Stuart, Tony Rice, Pat Donohue, Peter Rowan, Si Kahn, Tommy Emmanuel, Tony Trischka, Guy Clark, Don Rigsby, David Grisman, Alice Gerrard, Edgar Meyer, Guy Davis, Jack Lawrence, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Jean Ritchie, Jerry Douglas, Jonathan Byrd, Larry Long, and many more…
She’s locked up tight. But he might be the key.
Logan Reed is tall, tatted and tempting. Kit’s a woman with a mean right hook and a secret.
Kit wants a tattoo, but Logan sees more than she intends to share in the drawing of the tat she wants. He sees her in ways no one ever has.
Logan’s not disabled; but he hasn’t spoken in eight years. He hasn’t needed to. Until he meets Kit.
Logan doesn’t know everything about Kit. Kit doesn’t know anything about herself, until she has to sacrifice all she ever wanted to save what’s most important to him.
Maria Moran’s first inkling of trouble was the coppery taste in her mouth. It came suddenly, a rushing whoosh of something that made her gag, and when she reached to wipe her mouth, her hand came away smeared with blood.
Jill Raney is determined to investigate tragedies and terror at a famous fertility and genetic engineering hospital. When two pregnant women die and a fetus is delivered with severe chromosomal abnormalities, Jill’s superiors – including handsome, smitten-with-her resident David Levine – insist there’s no common link.
But her suspicions deepen with the grotesque murder near the hospital of another pregnant woman – her belly drained of amniotic fluid. And when a woman miscarries in the hospital and then disappears, Jill frantically searches for her – following a terrifying path that seems to link all the victims: Is someone playing with life…and the structures of human life itself?
Their first mistake was ever telling the world about the wonders they had found.
They should have kept it all a secret. If they’d kept it a secret, fewer people would have died. When archaeologists uncover the largest ancient safe in the world, the wrong kinds of people will show up: criminals, mercenaries, treasure hunters.
Their second mistake was opening it.
Why would an ancient culture devote three generations to build a giant stone safe? Why would they bury it so the jungle could hide it from the world? Why ritually sacrifice one hundred thousand people to ensure its secrecy?
The last mistake hurt the most. Their last mistake was to assume that nothing had been left behind to keep guard….
She has a past. He has a secret.
Katja Stoltz is a risk-taking singer-songwriter, hoping to make it in the indie music scene in Dresden, Germany. Micah Sturm’s a brooding uptown banker on a quest.
Driven to the streets, Katja is picked up by Micah – but he doesn’t want what she thinks he does.
There’s an undeniable attraction between them, a gravitational pull they both struggle to resist. Katja knows she mustn’t fall in love with this handsome enigma. There’s something dark lurking beneath the surface. He could be dangerous.
And even if her life isn’t on the line, her heart most definitely is.
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Fire TV Users Manual: Bring Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows, Video Games and Apps To Your Living Room
Unprecedented. Never has such a universe of entertainment and education been packed into such a small package. Amazon’s Fire TV has three times the processing power and four times the memory of any competing home-electronics gadget. It’s truly a premium product at a bargain price.
Fire TV brings a menu of more than 200,000 movies and TV episodes to your fingertips. It’s a huge, open ecosystem of entertainment. Plus, it comes with access to the best video games.
The Fire TV, the little box that plugs into your HDTV, provides instant access to every leading video-streaming service—Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, and Showtime. New movie releases are available for low-cost rentals. And the FireTV brings much more of your personal media to your TV—photos, home video, and music. You can play slide shows and find specific photos. Photos or videos you take on your phone or tablet can be uploaded to Amazon Cloud Drive and appear on your TV within seconds.
Here are the must-have features Fire TV delivers:
- Voice search that just works. It’s perhaps the biggest leap forward with Fire TV. No more scrolling and pecking letters from an alphabet grid, you simply mention the name of a movie, TV show, actor, director or genre.
- Every leading streaming-video service. They’re all available on your TV, plus a world of music—Amazon MP3s, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. With X-Ray for Music, lyrics display and scroll line-by-line automatically as the song plays.
- World-class performance in a tiny box—a quad-core processor with more than three times the muscle of the competitors, Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku 3. True HDTV plus Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.
- Ready to use, right out of the box. After you order your Fire TV from Amazon, the unit arrives pre-registered to your Amazon account. Just take it out of the box, plug it in, and start enjoying.
- Advanced Streaming and Prediction (ASAP), which predicts which movies and shows you’ll want to watch, and pre-loading them for you.
- High-quality gaming without the expense of a game console. Enjoy games like Minecraft, Monsters University, The Game of Life, The Walking Dead, NBA2K14, Asphalt 8, and much more. The average prices of Fire TV games is a measly $1.85.
- Revolutionary parental controls. You can choose what your kids see and you can set time limits for the types of content and times of day. No more arguments at bedtime. FreeTime Unlimited provides an all-you-can-eat subscription for kids aged 3 to 8.
Thirty years after the Civil War’s Battle of the Wilderness left him maimed, Abel Truman has found his way to the edge of the continent, the rugged, majestic coast of Washington State, where he lives alone in a driftwood shack with his beloved dog. Wilderness is the story of Abel, now an old and ailing man, and his heroic final journey over the snowbound Olympic Mountains. It’s a quest he has little hope of completing but still must undertake to settle matters of the heart that predate even the horrors of the war.
As Abel makes his way into the foothills, the violence he endures at the hands of two thugs after his dog is cross cut with his memories of the horrors of the war, the friends he lost, and the savagery he took part in and witnessed. And yet, darkness is cut by light, especially in the people who have touched his life-from Jane Dao-Ming Poole, the daughter of murdered Chinese immigrants, to Hypatia, an escaped slave who nursed him back to life, and finally the unbearable memory of the wife and child he lost as a young man. Haunted by tragedy, loss, and unspeakable brutality, Abel has somehow managed to hold on to his humanity, finding weigh stations of kindness along his tortured and ultimately redemptive path.
In its contrasts of light and dark, wild and tame, brutal and tender, and its attempts to reconcile a horrific war with the great evil it ended, Wilderness not only tells the moving tale of an unforgettable character, but a story about who we are as human beings, a people, and a nation. Lance Weller’s immensely impressive debut immediately places him among our most talented writers.
A Marriage and a Sudden Move to a New Town Won’t Slow This Mischievous Writer Down!
Barbara Buncle: bestselling novelist, new wife…new neighbor? In this charming follow-up to Miss Buncle’s Book, the intrepid writer moves to a new town filled with fascinating folks…who don’t even know they might become the subjects of her next bestselling book.
Miss Buncle may have settled down, but she has already discovered that married life can’t do a thing to prevent her from getting into humorous mix-ups and hilarious hijinks.
A beloved author who has sold more than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her best with the stories of Miss Buncle.
Meet Mookie Pearl. Criminal underworld? He runs in it. Supernatural underworld? He hunts in it.
Nothing stops Mookie when he’s on the job. But when his daughter takes up arms and opposes him, something’s gotta give…
At 23, Kayli Stollak, like most starry-eyed twentysomethings, assumed that she and her boyfriend, Charlie, would be together forever. Besides a rockin’ sex life, they shared a passion for motorcycle adventures, hedonistic European music festivals, and wearing matching glittery spandex to the disco. What more could a gal ask for? She envisioned their love burning well into their sixties.And then he dumped her.
Heartbroken, Kayli turned to her seventy-five-year-old granny for support. And this ain’t no ordinary granny. Granny Gail is a ball-busting, sh*t-talking, gossipy yenta with an anecdote or piece of unsolicited advice for every situation. Granny didn’t sugarcoat the truth or let Kayli dwell on her failed relationship. No, Granny told her to cut the crap and snap out of it. Why didn’t Kayli give “one of those dating websites” a shot? With her ego on the line, Kayli threw the dare right back at her—if it was so wonderful, why didn’t single Granny join her in the world of cyber romance?
Granny Is My Wingman chronicles Kayli’s and Granny’s misadventures in online dating. What ensues is a hilarious tour through the obstacles of modern love: drunken hookups, late-night Facebook stalking, breathy phone calls with geriatric suitors, and the occasional rude dude.
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