The Celtic Fan.
It’s a number one bestseller on every list. It’s a love story for the ages. And it’s a mystery.
At least its author is. Nick Roberts has never been seen. He doesn’t do interviews. He doesn’t answer fan mail. He doesn’t do late-night talk shows, or book signings, or conferences. No one knows who he is. Everyone is looking for him; websites have been set up offering rewards for finding him.
Four old friends plan their annual road trip. It’s been a toss-up every year, with each being different (and some not so good). But this year Russ’s idea is to find Nick Roberts. With an address stolen from the accounting files of the publishing house that’s home to The Celtic Fan, the four friends set out to find the elusive Roberts and make names for themselves. And as three begin to get distracted – Russ by women, Michael by liquor, and Jim by porn or who knows what – only one stays the course: Steve Riley, a journalist from Knoxville, is determined to find Roberts and land the story of the century.
His dedication to his mission is complicated by a deluge, a flash flood, and an obviously incorrect address. But as time has its way, Steve begins to wonder if his trip will be successful in other ways. And if his suspicions are correct, what will he do when they’re confirmed?
Through no fault of her own, Gwen Blue found herself embroiled in a scandal that would set Beckham, Massachusetts on its ear, and get her locked in her room for two months. When she found herself betrothed to a man she found loathsome, she wanted nothing more than to disappear. When her sisters liberated her from her room and proposed a journey to Texas to visit an old school friend, she didn’t have to be asked twice.
Walton Dalton always had a plan for his life. He’d spent years learning everything he needed to know about ranching, and he had a large parcel of land adjacent to his two brothers’ land. Between the three of them, they were going to build a Texas ranching empire. For his empire, he needed a bride.
Without his brothers’ knowledge, Walt sends off for three mail order brides from a matchmaker in Beckham. He knows from the moment he sees ‘Gorgeous Gwen’ that she’s meant to be his. Will she agree to the marriage? If she does, will she be able to get over her self-centered attitude and be a good wife?
Adelaide Mannheim and her slave Rachel have grown up with a shameful secret. Adelaide’s father is Rachel’s father, too. Their secret shadows their girlhood together and follows them into Adelaide’s marriage. As the Civil War breaks out, Adelaide’s husband falls in love with Rachel, and the lives of mistress and slave are torn apart.
Slavery made them kin. Can the Civil War make them sisters?
Could you give up everything you have worked for and do something completely different?
Would you give up and go home if it all went wrong?
‘Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?’ is the frank and charming story of a brave couple who move to Spain to breed alpacas. Their intention is to make a living, but first they must negotiate their way through the Spanish property market, local characters, rogue builders and the worst weather Andalucía has seen for 100 years. Alan and Lorna experience the joy, but also the heartbreak of alpaca breeding, picking up an assortment of stray animals on the way. Will they succeed, or will the challenges prove too much to bear?
What if you got a second chance with the one who got away?
Mark Jameson has every reason to be a Scrooge this Christmas. He’s been fired from his job and there is a deranged woman stalking him. Just when it seems his life couldn’t get any crazier, he unexpectedly reconnects with his high-school crush. The problem? She thinks he’s somebody else.
Madeleine Morgan is a successful divorce lawyer and devoted single mother to six-year-old Emily. But when Madeleine has an unexpected run-in with a Santa impersonator, her well-ordered existence suddenly gets a lot more interesting.
Don’t wait until you reach success to become happier! Most of us are relatively happy, but we are also aware of a deep sense that we could be happier. We believe happiness will come when we reach certain goals in our lives like getting married, buying a new home, getting a raise, a promotion, or a new job. So we forego a little happiness today and this week so we can reach those goals sooner. Our challenge is the days and weeks turn into months and years. The goals we thought would make us happy turn out to be just milestones on a long journey, and our happiness does not materialize like we had hoped. Happiness in the form of a deep sense of contentment, satisfaction, and fulfillment seems to be missing. This book will help by providing a clear plan on how to choose happiness and then leverage that happiness to become even more successful. Don’t spend your life chasing success and hoping for happiness, learn how to connect happiness and success.
Two Brothers Take Up Arms Against Each Other in the American War for Independence.
Henry’s romantic entanglements with an older woman lead up to his taking a commission in the British army and fighting under the command of General Wolfe at the capture of Quebec. On the outbreak of the American War of Independence he takes the revolutionary side. George, who is also a British officer, thereupon resigns his commission rather than take up arms against his brother.
“To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted my no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forgo even ambition when the end is gained – who can say this is not greatness?” — William Makepeace Thackeray, The Virginians
Amish + Quilts = readers delight! And in this first book in Patrick Craig’s Apple Creek Dreams series, readers will follow Jerusha Springer’s journey out of tragic circumstances to a new life of hope. Jerusha has spent months making the most beautiful quilt anyone in Apple Creek, Ohio, has ever seen, and she knows it’s going to take first prize at the Quilt Fair in Dalton. The prize will be her ticket out of the Amish way of life—away from the memories of her dead daughter and her tormented husband.
But on the way to the Fair, she gets caught in the Storm of The Century and Jerusha’s driver crashes their car. While the driver goes for help, Jerusha is led by someone, or something, to the side of a lost little girl. By the time the storm clears, Jerusha finds there is a greater prize to be won than money and blue ribbons. A beautiful story of loss….and redemption.
When a dead body swan-dives from a balcony into the pool at a wedding, gossip comes to a halt about disgraced paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily—whose husband left her for a woman who turns out to be a man. Enter Jack, a secretive attorney and sexy mix of cowboy and Indian. She refuses to work for him, until she learns about the disappearance of the six-year old daughter of his notorious client Sofia, the wedding shooter, who is also an illegal immigrant. Emily feels a strange affinity with the girl and launches a desperate search for her. Bodies pile up in her wake across Texas and New Mexico as the walls around her own secrets begin to crumble, and the authorities question whether the child is anything but a figment of her imagination.
Who was THE MAN
Who became THE LEGEND
We know as KING ARTHUR?
“You are the Pendragon, rightful Lord of Dumnonia and the Summer Land; Lord of less Britain. By all that is right, you ought be seated where Vortigern sits…You ought to be King.”
Here lies the truth of the Lord of the Summer Land.
This is the tale of Arthur flesh and bone. Of the shaping of the man, both courageous and flawed, into the celebrated ruler who inspired armies, who captured Gwenhyfar’s heart, and who emerged as the hero of the Dark Ages and the most enduring hero of all time.
This is the unexpected story of the making of a king — the legend who united all of Britain.
American Iraq War veteran Ellie Cooper is down and out in Beijing when a chance encounter with a Uighur—a member of a Chinese Muslim minority—at the home of her sort-of boyfriend Lao Zhang turns her life upside down. Lao Zhang disappears, and suddenly multiple security organizations are hounding her for information. They say the Uighur is a terrorist. Ellie doesn’t know what’s going on, but she must decide whom to trust among the artists, dealers, collectors, and operatives claiming to be on her side—in particular, a mysterious organization operating within a popular online role-playing game. As she tries to elude her pursuers, she’s haunted by memories of Iraq. Is what she did and saw there at the root of the mess she’s in now?
Take a trip back in time to spend the first Thanksgiving of World War II with the Coleman family and the return home to Pittsburgh of the two older sons—Jonathan and Joseph—for a brief holiday furlough in the middle of their Army Air Forces training… and what all family members expect will be their last Thanksgiving at home for a long while. Halfway across the world their cousin Marty, who has already been to war, is spending his Thanksgiving with his sea-mates on the USS Augusta, thinking about and missing his family back home.
And Charlene Coleman, now seventeen years old, has secret dreams of fame after being told by none other than the star of Broadway’s Pal Joey – Pittsburgh native Gene Kelly – that she has a great deal of talent and should be out selling War Bonds across the country.
Wannabe matchmaker Nana Vancy has donned her Cupid wings once again–this time for Dr. Della McGraw, the distant cousin of her pal Annabelle. Together with her partners in crime, Annabelle and Isabel, she concocts a clever plan to find Della her knight in shining armor. Their first stop? The local dog shelter.
What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike.
Lucy Banning may live on the exclusive Prairie Avenue among Chicago’s rich and famous, but her heart lies elsewhere. Expected to marry an up-and-coming banker from a respected family, Lucy fears she will be forced to abandon her charity work and squeeze herself into the mold of the well-dressed wife who spends most of her time and money redecorating.
When she meets Will, an unconventional young architect who is working on plans for the upcoming 1893 World’s Fair, Lucy imagines a life lived on her own terms. Can she break away from her family’s expectations? And will she ever be loved for who she truly is?
Get swept away into the lavish world of Chicago’s high society as Olivia Newport brings to life an age of glitz and grandeur, stark social contrasts, and one woman who dares to cross class lines for what she believes.
My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.
Carsten Jensen’s debut novel has taken the world by storm. Already hailed in Europe as an instant classic, We, the Drowned is the story of the port town of Marstal, whose inhabitants have sailed the world’s oceans aboard freight ships for centuries. Spanning over a hundred years, from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War, and from the barren rocks of Newfoundland to the lush plantations of Samoa, from the roughest bars in Tasmania, to the frozen coasts of northern Russia, We, the Drowned spins a magnificent tale of love, war, and adventure, a tale of the men who go to sea and the women they leave behind.
Ships are wrecked at sea and blown up during wars, they are places of terror and violence, yet they continue to lure each generation of Marstal men—fathers and sons—away. Strong, resilient, women raise families alone and sometimes take history into their own hands. There are cannibals here, shrunken heads, prophetic dreams, forbidden passions, cowards, heroes, devastating tragedies, and miraculous survivals—everything that a town like Marstal has actually experienced, and that makes We, the Drowned an unforgettable novel, destined to take its place among the greatest seafaring literature.
The daughter of a world-renowned magician, Roxy Nouvelle has inherited her father’s talents—and his penchant for jewel thievery.
Into this colorful world comes Luke Callahan, an escape artist who captures her heart—and keeps secrets that could shatter all her illusions…
National bestselling author Nora Roberts unveils a world where passion and mystery entwine, where nothing is as it seems.
The first book in the Molly DeWitt Romantic Mystery Series, Hot Propertyintroduces Molly DeWitt, a recent divorcee and single mother who recently moved from Miami to the wealthier enclave of Key Biscayne in hopes of finding a safe home for herself and her son, and far from the violence of the Miami cartels.
Rather than the peace and quiet Molly had hoped for, trouble seems to have followed her. Right after Molly moves in, she finds the body of Allan Winecroft, the highly disliked condo president, in the card-room of her new apartment complex. But Molly’s luck turns from bad to worse when the knife in Allan’s back proves to be hers and soon finds herself as the prime suspect. Molly must rely on handsome, homicide detective Michael O’Hara to clear her name.
Molly DeWitt once again finds herself at the center of another murder mystery inHot Secret, the second book in the Molly DeWitt Romantic Mystery Series. On the Miami film set of ,Endless Tomorrow, things begin to go awry when young, ambitious and talented director Gregory Kinsey is found dead in star Veronica Weston’s trailer after having a very public and heated argument with the actress. On the surface, it looks like an open-shut case, but things are never quite what they seem. Veronica has just returned from rehab, and she wouldn’t be considered stable by most standards. Molly must convince homicide detective Michael O’Hara to take a closer look into the investigation, but Michael is quite irritated that he has to work with Molly again—whom he considers an amateur.
In Sherryl Woods’ Hot Money, the third book in the Molly DeWitt Romantic Mystery Series, Molly DeWitt and detective Michael O’Hara are back to investigate a murder at the “Save the Environment” black-tie fundraiser. Molly and Michael are only in attendance at the posh event because of the insistence of Molly’s friend, Liza, who was one of the organizers. But when Molly and Michael sneak away from the party to sit quietly on the dock for a while, they discover the body of Tessa Lafferty, a wealthy socialite, floating in the water. Before her death, Tessa was the chairwoman and head organizer of the extravagant affair, and now it is up to Molly and Michael to discover her killer.
In the fourth and final book of the Molly DeWitt Romantic Mystery Series, Molly and handsome, homicide detective Michael O’Hara are determined to discover what has happened to Michael’s favorite uncle, Miguel, who has gone missing on the eve of the Cuban revolution.
Hot Schemes is an intriguing murder mystery, but also includes the constantly evolving romance between Molly and Michael, who have always had an undeniable chemistry. Through intriguing descriptions of the lives of Cuban exiles, readers here also get a glimpse into the Cuban-American community heritage and the problems they face. All are woven together to form an engaging tale with all the right ingredients of murder, romance, and mystery.
How does a good manager become a great leader? Ask around in business circles and you’ll get a thousand different answers. But now, internationally renowned leadership expert Dr. Peter Fuda has created a single, coherent roadmap for leadership effectiveness in Leadership Transformed.After more than a decade’s research and practice, Dr. Fuda shares the seven common themes that have enabled hundreds of CEOs around the world to transform themselves into highly effective leaders, and transform the performance of their organizations as well. Through his work, Dr. Fuda discovered that the best way to elicit deep and broad discussion of the seven leadership themes—and to describe the CEOs’ mastery of what they had learned—was through metaphor.
Reviving Work Ethic: A Leader’s Guide to Ending Entitlement & Restoring Pride in the Emerging Generation
The Reviving Work Ethic Special Edition includes a bonus chapter from Eric Chester’s new book, On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People without Burning Them Out, which will be released in October.
Reviving Work Ethic is a guide for frustrated managers and leaders on how to instill a strong work ethic in the modern workforce. Work ethic in America is fast declining, plaguing young and old alike.
But in Reviving Work Ethic, renowned consultant, speaker and author Eric Chester shows that you do best to focus on your young employees – those whose habits and ideals can still be influenced. He presents an incisive look at the root of the entitlement mentality that afflicts many in the emerging workforce and shows you the specific actions you can take to give your employees a deep commitment to performing excellent work.
Ever feel that you’re never good enough, no matter what you do? Do you feel you’re always “one thing” away from being happy? Do negative influences from other people stop you from living the life you always dreamed of? Have you tried to change, but never succeeded?
I’ve been asking myself questions like these my entire life, but not any more. In such a short time my life improved so much that I felt guilty keeping my keys to success to myself.
In my last year of pharmacy school I discovered a simple system for life-changing transformation through the methods, strategies, and actionable advice given throughout this book. After a decade of misery, I transformed into the person I always dreamed I could be from July 31st to August 31st, 2014.
Do you want a second chance? My book will aid you in making the simple changes necessary to start living an incredible life NOW!
The reports stated Josh McBride’s death was from sudden cardiac arrest, but homicide detective Boyd McBride can’t shake the idea that his identical twin brother’s death was somehow connected to his search for the adopted boys’ birth parents. Josh must have been close to the truth…and it cost him his life.
When Boyd comes to medical resident Hayden Walsh’s ER looking for answers, she agrees to help with his investigation because Josh was a friend. As unnerved as she is by her attraction to the detective, she knows it will be impossible to avoid romantic entanglement…and the mess that comes with it.
My younger brother is getting worse, and my job – my duty – is to help him at all costs. We’ve tried everything modern medicine has to offer and nothing works.
Deciding to turn to unconventional treatments, we end up at Fire-on-the-Mountain, a holistic resort deep in the Rockies.
In our search for medical marijuana, I find beautiful, free-spirited Hudson Shavell – a girl who may not only hold the key to heal my brother, but to fix me as well. Even though I can’t afford distractions right now, she’s all I can think about. All that I want.
“I take cocky, rich boys like you and teach them how to make love to women until they’re barely able to mutter a word. Completely and utterly blissed. That’s really what separates the men from the boys, Mr. Kingsley. Sex as an art form versus f**king for a release.” – Kathryn.
NYC playboy Adam Kingsley meets his match in Kathryn Declour, a beautiful socialite, and tells their story in his own words. The lure of ancient sexual practices and a former business partner seeking a deadly revenge mix with Adam’s dark past. A page-turning erotic romance!
“Kathryn’s mesmerized me with some kind of tantric magic. I’m bewitched without an ounce of fight left within me. She knows my dilemma, my hesitancy to surrender and loosen the grip I have on my past, and she’s won.” ~Adam Kingsley