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The Lord of the Rings: One Volume
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Language

English

Pages

1209

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them<br /><br />In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.<br /><br />From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.<br /><br />When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.<br /><br />The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.<br /><br />This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.<br /><br />J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.<br />
Home Truths
by Tina Seskis

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

December 01, 2019

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<p><b>A strong marriage can cope with the unexpected. But can it survive the unimaginable?</b></p><p>American nanny Eleanor was never meant to meet Alex. But when she walks into his London police station to report a stalker, everything changes for them both. He’s convinced he can protect her from anything and anyone. She hopes her darkest days are behind her.</p><p>As they settle into their life together, two hundred miles away another young couple faces an uncertain future. Christie knows Paul is a decent man, but she can’t shake a clairvoyant’s warning: ‘Never trust your husband . . .’ When a work trip tests their bond, will she overcome her fears for the sake of her family?</p><p>Ten years later, both couples are still together, for better or worse. But as doubts and resentments begin bubbling steadily to the surface, all four of them start to question the choices they’ve made.</p><p>At least the secrets they all brought into their marriages are still well hidden.</p><p>For now.</p>
1984
by George Orwell

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

October 17, 1983

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<b>A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick</b><br /><br /> With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s <i>1984</i> takes on new life in this edition.<br /><br /> “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker<br />  <br /> In <i>1984</i>, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.<br /><br /> Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “<i>1984</i> is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.
A Holiday By Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella
by Mimi Matthews

Language

English

Pages

174

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<b>"Readers will easily fall for Sophie and Ned in their gaslit surroundings." -<i>Library Journal</i>, starred review</b><br /><br /><i>A Courtship of Convenience</i><br /><br />Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He's grim and silent. A man of little emotion--or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she's ready to put an end to things.<br /><br /><i>A Last Chance for Love</i><br /><br />But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn't as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there's Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What's a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there'll be no false formality. This time they'll get to know each other for who they really are.
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

July 27, 1959

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<b><b>Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.</b><br />  <br /> </b>This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.<b><br /></b><br />At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.
Postcards From a Stranger
by Imogen Clark

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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<p><b>A secret lies buried at the heart of her family—but it can’t stay hidden forever.</b></p><p>When Cara stumbles across a stash of old postcards in the attic, their contents make her question everything she thought she knew.</p><p>The story she pieces together is confusing and unsettling, and appears to have been patched over with lies. But who can tell her the truth? With her father sinking into Alzheimer’s and her brother reluctant to help, it seems Cara will never find the answers to her questions. One thing is clear, though: someone knows more than they’re letting on.</p><p>Torn between loyalty to her family and dread of what she might find, Cara digs into the early years of her parents’ troubled marriage, hunting down long-lost relatives who might help unravel the mystery. But the picture that begins to emerge is not at all the one she’d expected—because as she soon discovers, lies have a habit of multiplying . . .</p><p><b>Revised edition: This edition of <i>Postcards from a Stranger</i> includes editorial revisions.</b></p>
As Long As I Have You (London Sullivans 1)
by Bella Andre

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 16, 2019

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<b><i> "This is Bella Andre at her finest! I love Elderflower Island, the bookshop, and Mari and Owen!" ~ 5 stars</i></b><br /><br />All Mari Everett's life, she's had two secret dreams: To own a bookstore, and to reunite with her long lost father. But when he passes away unexpectedly and she inherits his home and business, the only way she can learn about his life--especially why he abandoned her when she was three and never came back--is by leaving California to take over his bookstore in London.<br /><br />Owen Sullivan lives and works on Elderflower Island, a close knit community in London where it's impossible to keep a secret. It turns out, however, that Charlie Forsythe kept his daughter a secret from everyone for nearly thirty years. When Mari comes to London, Owen immediately falls for her. He's never met a woman so intelligent, determined and honest. Not to mention so beautiful that she takes his breath away.<br /><br />Soon, everyone on the island--including Owen's four siblings, parents and grandmother--is pitching in to help give the bookstore a fresh start. But as insatiable passion develops into love, will Mari and Owen be able to grab hold of their fresh start? Or will their pasts continue to cast a dark shadow over their chance at a brilliant future together in London?<br /><br /><i>"I loved Elderflower Island and couldn't put this book down! Mari and Owen's story is exactly what you hope for in a Sullivan romance." ~ Sarah, 5 stars<br /><br />
"I loved how Bella Andre wrote about London! She brought everything to life so I could visit there without leaving home. Such a heartwarming story!" ~ Becky, 5 stars<br /><br />"I adore the Sullivans! They love hard, laugh uproariously and live in the moment." ~ Isha, 5 stars</i><br /><br />LONDON SULLIVANS<br />As Long As I Have You<br />More London Sullivans are coming soon!<br /><br />SAN FRANCISCO SULLIVANS<br />The Look of Love<br />From This Moment On<br />Can't Help Falling In Love<br />I Only Have Eyes For You<br />If You Were Mine<br />Let Me Be The One<br />Come A Little Bit Closer<br />Always On My Mind<br />Kissing Under The Mistletoe<br /><br />SEATTLE SULLIVANS<br />One Perfect Night<br />The Way You Look Tonight<br />It Must Be Your Love<br />Just To Be With You<br />I Love How You Love Me<br />All I Ever Need Is You<br /><br />NEW YORK SULLIVANS<br />Every Beat Of My Heart<br />Now That I've Found You<br />Since I Fell For You<br />Sweeter Than Ever<br />The Best Is Yet To Come<br />Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You<br />You Do Something To Me<br />Every Time We Fall In Love<br /><br />THE MAINE SULLIVANS<br />Falling In Love All Over Again<br />Your Love Is Mine<br />There Goes My Heart<br />More Maine Sullivans are coming soon!<br /><br />THE MAVERICK BILLIONAIRES<br />Breathless In Love<br />Reckless In Love<br />Fearless In Love<br />Irresistible In Love<br />Wild In Love<br />More Maverick Billionaires are coming soon!<br /><br />THE MORRISONS<br />Kiss Me Like This<br />Tempt Me Like This<br />Love Me Like This<br /><br />ABOUT THE AUTHOR<br />Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 8 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. She also writes "sweet" contemporary romances as Lucy Kevin. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads!
The Death of the Heart
by Elizabeth Bowen

Language

English

Pages

428

Publication Date

June 05, 2019

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<b>The Death of the Heart</b> is perhaps Elizabeth Bowen's best-known book. As she deftly and delicately exposes the cruelty that lurks behind the polished surfaces of conventional society, Bowen reveals herself as a masterful novelist who combines a sense of humor with a devastating gift for divining human motivations.<br /><br />In this piercing story of innocence betrayed set in the thirties, the orphaned Portia is stranded in the sophisticated and politely treacherous world of her wealthy half-brother's home in London.There she encounters the attractive, carefree cad Eddie. To him, Portia is at once child and woman, and her fears her gushing love. To her, Eddie is the only reason to be alive. But when Eddie follows Portia to a sea-side resort, the flash of a cigarette lighter in a darkened cinema illuminates a stunning romantic betrayal--and sets in motion one of the most moving and desperate flights of the heart in modern literature.
A Convenient Fiction (Parish Orphans of Devon Book 3)
by Mimi Matthews

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>"Beautifully mixes Georgette Heyer with Victoria Holt...[a] heartbreaker of a novel that sinks its claws right into you, then kisses the wound it leaves behind." <i>-All About Romance</i></b><br /><br /><b>Book 3 of Mimi Matthews' <i>USA Today</i> bestselling Parish Orphans of Devon series.</b><br /> <br /> <i>She Needed A Husband...</i><br /> <br /> It's been three years since Laura Hayes's father died, leaving her and her invalid brother to subsist on the income from the family's failing perfume business. But time is swiftly running out. What she needs is a husband, and fast. A noble gentleman who can rescue them all from penury. When a mysterious stranger arrives in the village, he seems a perfect candidate. But Alex Archer is no hero. In fact, he just might be the opposite.<br /> <br /> <i>He Wanted a Fortune...</i><br /> <br /> Alex has no tolerance for sentiment. He's returned to England for one reason only: to find a wealthy wife. A country-bred heiress in Surrey seems the perfect target. But somewhere between the village railway station and the manor house his mercenary plan begins to unravel. And it's all the fault of Laura Hayes--a lady as unsuitable as she is enchanting.<br /> <br /> From the beaches of Margate to the lavender fields of Provence, a grudging friendship slowly blossoms into something more. But when scandal threatens, can a man who has spent his entire life playing the villain, finally become a hero? Or will the lure of easy riches once again outweigh the demands of his heart?
In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II
by Rhys Bowen

Language

English

Pages

397

Publication Date

March 01, 2017

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<p><b>“Instantly absorbing, suspenseful, romantic, and stylish—like binge-watching a great British drama on <i>Masterpiece Theater</i>.” —Lee Child, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</b></p><p><b>Winner of the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel, the Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel, and the Left Coast Crime Award for Best Historical Mystery.</b></p><p>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. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham’s middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pamela has her own secret: she has taken a job at Bletchley Park, the British code-breaking facility.</p><p>As Ben follows a trail of spies and traitors, which may include another member of Pamela’s family, he discovers that some within the realm have an appalling, history-altering agenda. Can he, with Pamela’s help, stop them before England falls?</p><p>Inspired by the events and people of World War II, writer Rhys Bowen crafts a sweeping and riveting saga of class, family, love, and betrayal.</p>

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