The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara O'Neal

The Lost Girls Of Devon
  • Author : Barbara O'Neal
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1542020727

From the Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids comes a story of four generations of women grappling with family betrayals and long-buried secrets. It's been years since Zoe Fairchild has been to the small Devon village of her birth, but the wounds she suffered there still ache. When she learns that her old friend and grandmother's caretaker has gone missing, Zoe and her fifteen-year-old daughter return to England to help. Zoe dreads seeing her estranged mother, who left when Zoe was seven to travel the world. As the four generations of women reunite, the emotional pain of the past is awakened. And to complicate matters further, Zoe must also confront the ex-boyfriend she betrayed many years before. Anxieties spike when tragedy befalls another woman in the village. As the mystery turns more sinister, new grief melds with old betrayal. Now the four Fairchild women will be tested in ways they couldn't imagine as they contend with dangers within and without, desperate to heal themselves and their relationships with each other.

The Lost Girls by Heather Young

The Lost Girls
  • Author : Heather Young
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780062456618

A stunning novel that examines the price of loyalty, the burden of regret, the meaning of salvation, and the sacrifices we make for those we love, told in the voices of two unforgettable women linked by a decades-old family mystery at a picturesque lake house. In 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanishes from her family’s vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. Her disappearance destroys the family—her father commits suicide, and her mother and two older sisters spend the rest of their lives at the lake house, keeping a decades-long vigil for the lost child. Sixty years later, Lucy, the quiet and watchful middle sister, lives in the lake house alone. Before her death, she writes the story of that devastating summer in a notebook that she leaves, along with the house, to the only person who might care: her grandniece, Justine. For Justine, the lake house offers freedom and stability—a way to escape her manipulative boyfriend and give her daughters the home she never had. But the long Minnesota winter is just beginning. The house is cold and dilapidated. The dark, silent lake is isolated and eerie. Her only neighbor is a strange old man who seems to know more about the summer of 1935 than he’s telling. Soon Justine’s troubled oldest daughter becomes obsessed with Emily’s disappearance, her mother arrives to steal her inheritance, and the man she left launches a dangerous plan to get her back. In a house haunted by the sorrows of the women who came before her, Justine must overcome their tragic legacy if she hopes to save herself and her children.

The Lost Gold of the Montezumas by William O. Stoddard

The Lost Gold Of The Montezumas
  • Author : William O. Stoddard
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-08-13
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9783752427264

Reproduction of the original: The Lost Gold of the Montezumas by William O. Stoddard

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

The Lost Girls Of Paris
  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781460398760

A New York Times Bestseller “Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II. 1946, Manhattan One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station. Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal. Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances. A Cosmopolitan Best Book Club Book, PopSugar Must-Read, and Glamour Best of 2019 “An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make The Lost Girls of Paris a read to savor!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

  • Author : Kathryn Erskine
  • Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Categories : Young Adult Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781409541677

Caitlin misses her brother every day. Since his death in a school shooting, she has no one to explain the world to her. And for Caitlin, the world is a confusing place. She hates it when colours get mixed up, prefers everything to be black-and-white, and needs to check her Facial Expressions Chart to understand emotions. So when Caitlin reads the definition of “closure”, she decides that’s what she needs. And as she struggles to find it, a world of colour begins to enter her black-and-white life...

Hiding Naked by Terry Cunningham

Hiding Naked
  • Author : Terry Cunningham
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-12-30
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 145682337X

Barry Stackly is a high school senior with a unique secret. Uncontrollable impulses cause him to hide naked around women. The risk is intoxicating until he’s caught. Psychologists term this behavior as voyeur-exhibitionist. He craves intimacy with women, but does not understand how to go about this. He feels safe in his hiding places as an unseen observer. Frustration arises because he wants to be the object of desire, yet watch from a distance. His shyness and shame do not allow a girlfriend. Yet he does finally ask a girl to the prom, but this does not go well.

The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O'Neal

The Art Of Inheriting Secrets
  • Author : Barbara O'Neal
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1503901394

When Olivia Shaw's mother dies, the sophisticated food editor is astonished to learn she's inherited a centuries-old English estate--and a title to go with it. Raw with grief and reeling from the knowledge that her reserved mother hid something so momentous, Olivia leaves San Francisco and crosses the pond to unravel the mystery of a lifetime. One glance at the breathtaking Rosemere Priory and Olivia understands why the manor, magnificent even in disrepair, was the subject of her mother's exquisite paintings. What she doesn't understand is why her mother never mentioned it to her. As Olivia begins digging into her mother's past, she discovers that the peeling wallpaper, debris-laden halls, and ceiling-high Elizabethan windows covered in lush green vines hide unimaginable secrets. Although personal problems and her life back home beckon, Olivia finds herself falling for the charming English village and its residents. But before she can decide what Rosemere's and her own future hold, Olivia must first untangle the secrets of her past.

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

The Lost Girl
  • Author : Sangu Mandanna
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Categories : Young Adult Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780062082336

Eva's life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. She was made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her "other," if she ever died. Eva spends every day studying that girl from far away, learning what Amarra does, what she eats, what it's like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready. But sixteen years of studying never prepared her for this. Now she must abandon everything and everyone she's ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she's forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive. What Eva finds is a grief-stricken family; parents unsure how to handle this echo they thought they wanted; and Ray, who knew every detail, every contour of Amarra. And when Eva is unexpectedly dealt a fatal blow that will change her existence forever, she is forced to choose: Stay and live out her years as a copy or leave and risk it all for the freedom to be an original. To be Eva. From debut novelist Sangu Mandanna comes the dazzling story of a girl who was always told what she had to be—until she found the strength to decide for herself.

The Quality Street Girls Quality Street Book 1 by Penny Thorpe

The Quality Street Girls  Quality Street  Book 1
  • Author : Penny Thorpe
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-11-15
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780008307776

A delicious and heartwarming novel featuring the girls working at the nation’s favourite wrapped chocolate factory.

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

In Farleigh Field
  • Author : Rhys Bowen
  • Publisher : Center Point
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1683247698

"World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy"--

A Happy Catastrophe by Maddie Dawson

A Happy Catastrophe
  • Author : Maddie Dawson
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 1542006465

From the bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners comes a novel about love, loss, and the beautiful mess of family. Marnie MacGraw and Patrick Delaney have been in love for a few years now, enough to realize that they are imperfectly perfect together. Still, there are some things that maybe need a little attention. Marnie's ebullient; he's brooding. She thrives on change; he prefers stability. She sees marriage and parenthood in their future, but he can't see beyond the shadow of an earlier tragedy. Then an eight-year-old surprise from Patrick's past shows up on their doorstep, cartwheeling into their lives and spinning things in all directions. While it's not exactly the change she envisioned, it looks like instant family to Marnie. But Patrick, afraid of being hurt again, retreats further into himself. Suddenly, two very different pieces of a beautiful puzzle find it harder and harder to fit. How can Marnie trust in the magic of the universe when it seems to be doing its best to knock her off her feet? But some love stories are worth waiting for. And what's love without a little chaos anyway?

A Lustful Desire Book 3 by Sandra Perry

A Lustful Desire  Book 3
  • Author : Sandra Perry
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2015-12-16
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1519155956

Serena and Richard have started to think about the serious matters of their relationship. They are thinking about the future, the life that they want to have with one another, and the life that they know could be right within their grasp. Of course Serena has a concern about things, and that is her son, who hasn't' met Richard yet and doesn't know much about him. She wants to have him get to know Richard because of the future, and little does she know that doing that would prove to be the best decision ever. But underneath all of that is a person from Richard's past who has it out for Serena and Richard. She wants to expose the two of them, lest Serena breaks things off with Richard. Of course, neither of them want that to happen, and soon Serena is stuck with a choice. Should she end things now, or take the risk? The future will be determined by this choice, and she knows that she's putting everything on the line with this final decision. Note: Contains Explicit Scenes of Passion and Desire. Intended For Adult Eyes Only!

Conviction by D. Sidebottom

  • Author : D. Sidebottom
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1512277312

Our choices can change. Our lives can change. Our views can change. But can our hearts ever change what they feel?No matter how hard we try to choose the right way forward, our destinies are planned out from very early on, our lives mapped out the way fate deems fit for us. Our beliefs will always be varied but we all remain headstrong and wilful in our selfish views... that is until what you thought was fact proves to be fiction and what was unquestionable now blurs the lines of reason.Or hope becomes misery and love becomes hate.In the conclusion to Jake and Isla's story, the road to hell seems to be the easiest route available when truths turn into lies and loyalty turns to betrayal. But is their love stronger than the hatred inside them? Are their souls tough enough to survive the explosion and is their passion strong enough to endure the agony?It's time for Jake and Isla to fight together, for one another and then finally... against each other.

Constructed by Martin Mosfeldt

  • Author : Martin Mosfeldt
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2013-06-14
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1482777231

Readers will feel they know someone just like the characters in this timely novel on social status and social media. Steen Sand, CEO of Stensure Networks, is the head honcho at an IT firm that's developed an Internet service to monitor, compute, and publish people's social status. His chief operating officer, Irene Lund, serves as his muse. He needs her to be part of his world, or he can't achieve anything of significance. But does she feel the same? Chief financial officer, Michael Jensen, is a hard-core pessimist who has learned the hard way not to speak up against the status quo, in spite of his natural inclination to do so. Jensen's a numbers guy. He relates to spreadsheets better than he does to people. Will this cost him in the end? Louise Hald, chief marketing officer, joined Stensure's management team after leaving her post as an assistant professor at a business school. She's beginning to wonder if she'll ever move past the "assistant" part in the eyes of her coworkers. What can she do to ensure she gets ahead? And then there's Sophie Bech. She's made the long trip back to Denmark from South Africa for her own private reasons, and everything looks different to her now. She wonders what her return will hold for her. Was it a mistake? Will her fresh set of eyes-and values-help or hinder the team? Reductionism-understanding complex things by reducing them to fundamental parts and interactions-comes up against social status, so subtle, intricate, and sought-after, in this intriguing modern-day novel. Will these characters-and their supporting players-make the changes they need to survive in today's world? Or will they succumb to the allure of using easy but underhanded methods to get ahead?

Three Wolves by C J Sheerin

Three Wolves
  • Author : C J Sheerin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 0957072406

Shortly after the Civil War, the U.S. Army is commissioned to oversee Yellowstone Park in a bid to protect the wildlife within its bounds from trappers, miners and hunters. But some beasts will always be considered more valuable than others, and some men will do anything to acquire wealth. Within days, two rogue cavalry officers furtively enter the park and steal a white she-wolf from her den. Little do those men realize, however, that the she-wolf is also highly valued by her pack, and that they will do anything to retrieve her... Three Wolves is a fable, told not through the eyes of men, but wolves, as they engage on a very dangerous quest to return the she-wolf to her den in the Unnamed Valley. It is a tale of hope and courage, of omens, dreams and superstition, and one in which you may at last be persuaded to believe that wolves know more about nature and the earth than men.

The Lookout by Shane Brown

The Lookout
  • Author : Shane Brown
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-03-28
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1530617596

1945. Michael Hamilton, a young soldier wounded during the Second World War, goes to The Lookout, a house on the Norfolk coast owned by his grandfather, in order to recuperate. He shares the house with Anna and her son, Peter, distant cousins who are living there after their house was bombed a few years earlier. But all is not as it seems at The Lookout or in the nearby village. Recent tragedies involving the village's children has everyone on edge, and Michael inadvertently finds himself at the centre of the mystery. He sets about looking for answers at the same time as unexpectedly finding himself becoming attracted to Peter. A chilling old-fashioned ghost story, by the author of the novels Breaking Point and A Ghost of a Chance.

End Game by Pierre Frei

End Game
  • Author : Pierre Frei
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-07-13
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1535099291

John Vincent, Washington correspondent of the Daily Standard, is in London to see his family when his daughter Henrietta is abducted. The kidnappers want the diaries of his late father Sir Roger Vincent, once head of MI6. The diaries hold information about a defected Russian secret service colonel, Oleg Krasov, who knows devastating facts about the Russian President Nikolaij Ivanowitsch Rubatschow and the American CIA Director Henry Snyder. There's only one problem: John Vincent hasn't got the diaries. Pretty Christine March, his young and fearless col-league at the Daily Standard, helps him in the des-perate search for Henrietta. Equally determined is his beautiful mistress Roberta Rawlins, a glamorous Washington socialite who is following an unexpected trail into upstate New York. This unusual thriller covers decades, culminating in Fleet Street's media mile of today. It has its climax in a remote farmhouse in Wales.

Sand Dollar Island by Liz Lehman

Sand Dollar Island
  • Author : Liz Lehman
  • Publisher : Elizabeth Lehman
  • Release Date : 2014-07-31
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 0983607427

The brutal struggle for control of a business empire pits once-loving family members against each other in a blistering, no-holds-barred conflict. Sand Dollar Island provides a steamy, tropical backdrop for romance, intrigue and underhanded high society drama. "Lehman's debut novel introduces the Grants, a powerful Florida family whose superwealthy members are out for one another's blood and money. Most of the action takes place in the homes and grounds of the fabulously wealthy on their private island. This peek behind the curtains offers a look at how the .01% lives, providing the book's most colorful, enjoyable renderings." -----------Kirkus Reviews

Come Play Bent Man by Christina Escamilla

Come Play  Bent Man
  • Author : Christina Escamilla
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1539118401

Deep within the abyss of the hospital is a man who will soon realize that revenge is best served cold. As icy as death. This pocket horror not only includes the short story "Come Play, Bent Man" but also includes the flash fiction piece "Embers" and the poem "Blunt Force Trauma."

Girl Saves Boy by Steph Bowe

Girl Saves Boy
  • Author : Steph Bowe
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Categories : Australian fiction
  • ISBN : 9781921656590

The first time we met, Jewel Valentine saved my life.Isn't it enough having your very own terminal disease, without your mother dying? Or your father dating your Art teacher? No wonder Sacha Thomas ends up in the lake that Saturday evening...... But the real question is- how does he end up in love with Jewel Valentine? With the help of quirky teenage prodigies Little Al and True Grisham, Sacha and Jewel have a crazy adventure, with a little lobster emancipation along the way. But Sacha's running out of time, and Jewel has secrets of her own. Girl Saves Boyis a hugely talented debut novel, funny and sad, silly and wise. It's a story of life, death, love...... and garden gnomes.