A historical family saga spanning four generations, from 1912, Kent, England, to Spain and its 1936–39 civil war.
Celia and Ernesto’s two sons march under opposing banners, whilst their daughters take different paths, one to the Catholic Church and the other to the battlefields, and in the shadow of war, an evil ghost from the past watches and waits for an opportunity to destroy the entire family. In exile, Celia and Ernesto can only wait and pray for their children and their safe return home..
Lady Amelia has only known the comfort of life in mid-eighteenth century English aristocracy. But when her father dies, she finds herself alone, grief stricken and not of age. Her appointed guardian, an American uncle, has ordered her to relocate to America where she must remain until she comes of age.
With the help of Grace and Sarah, Amelia gets her uncle to agree to give her four weeks to settle her affairs and unbeknownst to him…find an English lord to marry. Despite her mourning period she endeavors to trap one of London’s eligible bachelors in matrimony so she can remain in her beloved England.
The Duke of Goldstone is devilishly handsome, but a Scottish Duke is entirely unacceptable as a possible husband. After all Scotland is not her beloved England. He has a nasty habit of showing up at all the wrong moments and thwarting her carefully laid plans to ensnare a suitable husband. Sparks fly as the pair find themselves at odds with each other and drawn to each other at the same time. Can they find a way to stop arguing long enough to explore their growing passion?
Somebody is murdering the women who played on a championship high school basketball team twenty years ago. Sheriff Lexie Wolfe searches for the link between the women that provoked someone to want them all dead. Lexie’s investigation intensifies when a local woman dies and the towns’ people blame her for the death. When Lexie discovers there are three secrets instead of one she fears more will die while the investigation goes in multiple directions. Her dilemma is further magnified by the fact that one of the women appears to be destined to be First Lady of the United States—provided she doesn’t die first.
Chess: Become A Chess Master – Beginners Guide into The Ancient Game of Chess (Chess 101, Chess Mastery)
No matter how much chess you play, there’s no escaping the fact that you have to study the game to win big!
What is chess? Where does it come from? How do you get started?
Chess: Become A Chess Master – Beginners Guide into The Ancient Game of Chess explains the origins of chess in India (as Chaturanga) and follows the game to Persia and into Europe. You’ll learn the basic rules of chess, how to set up the board, and how the pieces move. This book takes you step-by-step through promotion, castling, check, and checkmate. It even defines a number of essential chess terms and concepts!
Joe Mezilli is a great guy. Known to his friends as “Joey Trucks”, he’s a wonderful son, a terrific father, a loving husband and a trusted friend. He’s also a really great boss. He’s just not a MOB boss.
He is the third generation owner of “Mezilli Trash Hauling and cartage,” the largest independent trash hauling company in the Philadelphia area. His grandfather, Giuseppe,”Zippie” Mezilli, started the business with one beat up old truck and a legendary immigrant’s work ethic. His father, Giuseppe Jr. worked hard to keep things going and Joe came back from college and grew it into the success story it is. Life was good.
Then one day a lawyer from the giant waste management conglomerate “Waste International” makes Joe an offer he can’t refuse; 75 million dollars for the family business and Joe’s life changes forever.
The planet Ethos is at war with a mysterious enemy known as the Splicers. Their only successful defense is the Prime Initiative. All newborns with the compatible genetic code are taken from their families and injected with the Prime Stimulus. Each child that survives the stimulus develops an extraordinary ability and is conscripted into the military for training.
After turning twelve, Aidan is moved to the upper-class at the Mount Fegorio training complex. His special gifts allow him unprecedented success in the virtual training simulations, advancing him further than any prime cadet in history. No one knows what lies after sim 299, not even Director Tuskin, the ruthless and reclusive ruler of their planet. But something, or someone, has been guiding Aidan there. If he can pass the final tests, he may discover the key to ending the Splicer War.
Blackmail. Sex. Ferro.
His dark hair, bright eyes, and cocky grin look just the way I remembered. The last time I saw Bryan’s Ferro’s beautiful body, he was naked and shimmering with sweat. This time he’s wearing a tux and a wicked smirk that makes my heart beat too fast. It’s been so long since I’ve seen him, the moment feels supercharged.
But, the words that fall out of his mouth aren’t what I expect and shock me to the core. They aren’t light and pleasant, like ex-lovers who decided to part ways. His tone is clipped, and if his jaw locked any tighter, it would crack. He doesn’t care about my personal life, my recent loss, or my boyfriend.
Bryan makes his intentions clear–if I don’t sleep with him, he’ll ruin me.
Enter a world where nothing is what it seems. Where your closest friend could be your greatest enemy.
Kevin Parson is alone in his car when his cell phone rings. A man calling himself Slater offers a deadly ultimatum: You have exactly three minutes to confess your sin to the world. Refuse, and the car you’re driving will blow sky high. Then the phone goes dead.
Kevin panics. Who would make such a demand? What sin? Yet not sure what else to do, Kevin swerves into a parking lot and runs from his car. Just in case.
Precisely three minutes later, a massive explosion sets his world on a collision course with madness. And that’s only the first move in this deadly game.
Braith of the Darkness likes going through life unnoticed. Not an easy task for a She-dragon of royal descent. But the evil plots of her father are turning her quiet, boring life upside down, and she has now become the enemy of the most vicious queen her kind has ever known. But for once, Braith won’t have to fight alone. Not when the warrior dragon of her dreams is willing to risk everything to save her neck.
Addolgar the Cheerful wishes he could say he’s helping the pretty royal strictly for honorable reasons–but he’d be lying. It’s not his fault, though! He didn’t tell Braith of the Darkness to have the most delicious tail he’s ever seen! Yet before Addolgar can get his very strong claws on that tail, heads are going to roll. Just hopefully not theirs. . .
When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again — for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing.
The prime suspect is Ruth’s estranged husband, Derek. Yet Poirot is not convinced, so he stages and eerie re-enactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board.
A spunky young woman finds a mystical Native American artifact that could change the course of an archeologist’s career. He wants what she’s got. She doesn’t know if she can trust him. But as an attraction builds between them, the mysterious artifact propels them to discover what they both truly need.
In “Moving Pictures” by Annette Blair, a down-but-never-out woman lands a much-needed job working for one of the top advertising agencies in the country. Her boss is an award-winning exec whose focus has been solely on work for the past few years, to the exclusion of everything else. She doesn’t know why, and he isn’t prepared to tell her. The more reclusive he is, the more determined she is to draw him out, but how can she fight the haunting ghosts of his past?
As the snow begins to fall, Grandpa shares stories about the playful snow activities he and his brother once enjoyed after a winter storm. Nancy Elizabeth Wallace’s simple story and colorful, cut-paper illustrations perfectly capture the thrill and anticipation every child feels as the first snow falls!
Get dressed, and let’s go play in the snow!
When handsome detective Justin Reid finds himself desperate for childcare, the single father turns to a co-worker, who recommends Jubilee Preschool and Daycare, owned and operated by Julie Masters. Julie agrees to bring the detective’s small son into her happy group, but soon realizes Justin’s habitual tardiness is wreaking havoc on her life. Justin is in the middle of a big case and finds himself relying on Julie more and more. To complicate matters, Julie’s ex-fiance, Chuck, turns up and announces he wants Julie back. Julie finds herself torn between her past and her future. While her heart goes out to Justin, she wonders if she’s ready for another relationship. Is the timing all wrong? Or has Justin come into her life just in time?
Jessie Bluefeather Holgrave is thrilled when her best friend Ellen gives birth to an adorable baby girl. She’d love to find a great man like Ellen’s husband, Mike, and settle down but the past has taught her to be wary of men–especially men in uniform.
So when Mike arrives at the hospital with flowers and a new co-worker in tow, Jessie decides she’s not interested. However, Marsh Abbott, a Texas Ranger, is blond and blue-eyed, and Jessie can almost picture him in the role of husband, in spite of her fears.
Marsh is immediately struck by the raven-haired beauty before him. He’d like to get to know her, but she doesn’t seem interested. Yet he is both patient and persistent. Marsh wants to prove that he’s worthy of her, even though he is a lawman.
Over the course of one winter in 1974, in the coal-mining town of Banning, Pennsylvania, the youngest member of a large and boisterous Eastern European family gives himself a tall order: to find his mother, who recently disappeared without explanation. Lucas, an only child whose father died several years earlier in a coa-mine blast, lives with the legacy of loss. Despite his heavy inheritance, Lucas is still just a thirteen-year-old boy puzzling out the world around him. He shuttles between the homes of his family elders whose old-world ways he can’t quite understand. When Zoli, his mother’s embittered admirer, takes it upon himself to find his lost love, violence and retribution escalate until no one, especially Lucas, is safe. As he struggles to find his place in this unsettling landscape, Lucas’s extended family and close-knit ethnic community circle around him.
From his childhood in Indonesia to his teenage years in Hawaii, from his father’s homeland of Kenya to the halls of Harvard Law School and, later, the South Side of Chicago, Barack Obama searched for a place where he belonged. His search led him to the White House, where, as president, he would fight for “the god-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.” In elegant, cadenced language, award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford provides a biographical tribute to a citizen of the world who journeyed from “Barry” to “Barack” to “Mr. President” as he found, finally, the place where he belongs. Primary source quotes from speeches are included throughout.