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A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel
by Isabel Allende

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • From the author of <i>The House of the Spirits, </i>this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.</b><br /><br /><b>“One of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende’s] long career.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires.<br /><br /> Together with two thousand other refugees, they embark on the SS <i>Winnipeg</i>, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: “the long petal of sea and wine and snow.” As unlikely partners, they embrace exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning, and over the course of their lives, they will face trial after trial. But they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they will be exiles no more. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along.<br /><br /> A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, <i>A Long Petal of the Sea</i> shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>A Long Petal of the Sea</i></b><br /><br /> “Both an intimate look at the relationship between one man and one woman and an epic story of love, war, family, and the search for home, this gorgeous novel, like all the best novels, transports the reader to another time and place, and also sheds light on the way we live now.”<b>—J. Courtney Sullivan, author of <i>Saints for All Occasions</i><br /></b><br /> “This is a novel not just for those of us who have been Allende fans for decades, but also for those who are brand-new to her work: What a joy it must be to come upon Allende for the first time. She knows that all stories are love stories, and the greatest love stories are told by time.”<b>—Colum McCann, National Book Award–winning author of <i>Let the Great World Spin</i></b>
The Girl You Left Behind: A Novel
by Jojo Moyes

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

August 20, 2013

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<b>From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of<i> The Giver of Stars</i>, a sweeping bestseller of love and loss, deftly weaving two journeys from World War I France to present day London.</b><br /><br /> Paris, World War I. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait—painted by her artist husband—a dangerous obsession is born. <br />  <br /> Almost a century later in London, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again.
Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

642

Publication Date

October 26, 2004

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • <b>NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES <br /></b></b><br />Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.<br /><br /><b><b>One of the top ten best-loved novels in America, as seen on PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i>!</b></b><br /><br />Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.<br /><br /> Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.<br /><br /><b>This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:</b><br />• An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s <i>Dragonfly in Amber</i>, the second novel in the Outlander series <br />• An interview with Diana Gabaldon <br />• An<i> Outlander</i> reader’s guide<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>Outlander</i></b><br /><br /> “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b><br /><br /> “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”<b>—New York <i>Daily News</i></b>
How to Stop Time: A Novel
by Matt Haig

Language

English

Pages

333

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<b>“A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations….A delightfully witty…poignant novel.” —<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /> <b>  </b><br /> <b>“She smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going… I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words.”</b><br /><br /> Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life.<br /><br /> Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present.<br /><br /> <i>How to Stop Time</i> tells a love story across the ages—and for the ages—about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.<br />  <br /> Soon to be a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Hunting for a Highlander: Highland Brides
by Lynsay Sands

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

January 28, 2020

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<p><strong>Four Buchanan brothers have found their brides…only three more to go </strong><strong>in this scintillating romance from </strong><strong><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Lynsay Sands…</strong></p><p>Lady Dwyn Innes feels utterly out of place among the eligible women who’ve descended on Buchanan Keep, vying for the attention of the last unmarried brothers. She isn’t long-legged and slender like her sisters, or flirtatious and wily like other lasses. Since her betrothed died, Dwyn has resigned herself to becoming an old maid. Yet a chance encounter with a stranger in the orchard awakens her to a new world of sensation and possibility...</p><p>After weeks away, Geordie Buchanan returns to find his home swarming with potential brides, thanks to his loving but interfering family. But one lass in particular draws his attention from the moment he spies her climbing a tree. Lady Dwyn is not nearly as plain as she thinks. Her lush figure and eager kisses delight him, as does her honesty. But the real test lies ahead: eliminating a hidden enemy, so that he and Dwyn can seal their Highland passion with a vow.</p>
Night Moves (Night Tales)
by Nora Roberts

Language

English

Pages

221

Publication Date

September 09, 2019

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<strong>From #1 </strong><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a classic tale about the risks of passion!</strong><br /><br />Maggie Fitzgerald has retreated from her former fast-paced life, seeking solitude to heal her broken heart. But her new landscaper, Cliff Delaney, is gruff and abrupt—and somehow irresistible. And when a body is found too close to home, shattering her peace entirely, Maggie is forced into the arms of the very man she finds so aggravating. The trouble is, Cliff is the prime suspect in the investigation. Has Maggie fallen for a good man with a rough exterior…or a coldhearted killer? <br /><br />Originally published in 1985.
My Darling Duke (The Sinful Wallflowers Book 1)
by Stacy Reid

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

December 31, 2019

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<p><b><i>“Lush, beautifully written, and deeply romantic, My Darling Duke will sweep you off your feet. My heart was lost to this couple from the very start.”</i> —Amalie Howard, author of <i>The Beast of Beswick</i></b> </p><p>Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a <i>desperate</i> wallflower. To save her family, she'll do anything. Luckily, she has the perfect plan...</p><p>She’ll impress the <i>ton</i> by simply announcing she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton, Alexander Masters, and secure strong matches for her sisters. No one has heard from the duke in years. Surely he’ll never find out before her sisters’ weddings, and she can go back to her own quiet life.</p><p>Soon, though, everything is out of control. At first, it’s just a few new ball gowns on the duke’s accounts. Then, it’s interviews with reporters eager for gossip. Before she knows it, Katherine has transformed herself into Kitty Danvers, charming and clever belle of the <i>ton</i>—with everyone eager to meet her thankfully absent fiancé. </p><p>But when the enigmatic Alexander Masters suddenly arrives in the city, dashing and oh so angry, he demands retribution. Except not in the way Katherine expected…</p>
A Reluctant Bride (The Shelley Sisters Book 1)
by Jess Michaels

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<b><i>The brand new series from 10-Time USA Today Bestselling author Jess Michaels!</i></b><br /><br />When the Jasper Kincaid, the Earl of Harcourt, offered to marry one of the infamous Shelley triplets, he was doing it for the dowry to refill his depleted coffers, not for anything so silly as love. But when he realizes it is Thomasina Shelley masquerading as his fiancée at their final engagement ball, not his true intended, a desire for her that he has been ignoring sparks. And when it becomes clear her sister has run away with another, an opportunity arises for a marriage with a much deeper connection.<br /><br />Thomasina’s feelings for Jasper have never been appropriate and she doubted the prudence of pretending to be his even for just one night. Once she’s caught, everything escalates so quickly. Suddenly she’s going to marry this stern, fascinating man who is not particularly pleased at her perfidy. Add to that her worry about where her wayward sister has gone and it’s a recipe for both passion…and disaster.<br /><br />As the two slowly grow closer, Jasper realizes his former fiancée’s disappearance may have more to do with his own past than he originally realized. And the longer he keeps that from Thomasina, the more painful it will be when the truth comes out. Can they let each other close enough to fight together against the dangers right around the corner? And will they survive to meet the future they could have if they do?<br /><br /><b>Length:</b> Full Length Novel<br /><b>Heat Level:</b> Put a fan in your cart now (you're gonna need it).<br /><br /><b>This is the first book in The Shelley Sisters series. </b>
Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America
by Amy Belding Brown

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

July 01, 2014

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<b>“A compelling, emotionally gripping”* novel of historical fiction—perfect for readers of <i>America’s First Daughter</i>.</b><br /><br /><i>Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676</i>. Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. <br /><br />Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her confused surprise, she is drawn to her captors’ open and straightforward way of life, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer. All her life, Mary has been taught to fear God, submit to her husband, and abhor Indians. Now, having lived on the other side of the forest, she begins to question the edicts that have guided her, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her.<br /><br /> Based on the compelling true narrative of Mary Rowlandson,<i> Flight of the Sparrow</i> is an evocative tale that transports the reader to a little-known time in early America and explores the real meanings of freedom, faith, and acceptance.<br /><br /> <b>READERS GUIDE INCLUDED</b>
A Reckless Runaway (The Shelley Sisters Book 2)
by Jess Michaels

Language

English

Pages

270

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<b><i>The second in the bestselling series by USA Today Bestselling Author Jess Michaels</i></b><br /><br />Anne Shelley has always been known as the “wild” one of the infamous Shelley triplets and never has that been truer than when she ran away from her engagement with a scandalous man. She expects to be taken to Gretna Green for a hasty marriage, but instead she is dumped off on a remote island in Scotland with his grouchy cousin, Rook Maitland. She isn’t supposed to like him, but as their time together stretches out she can’t help but develop more than a passing interest in her temporary guardian. <br /><br />Rook knows his cousin’s game and he has serious doubts he’ll ever return for the fetching Anne, fool that he is. After all, the woman is fascinating and the more time they spend together, she proves to be irresistible. When she asks him to help her get back to her family, time alone on the road will lead to passions that can no longer be denied.<br /><br />But Rook’s cousin has an ulterior motive for everything he’s done. And the danger that will be brought down on their heads could destroy the love they’re beginning to develop and end their future before it has time to begin.<br /><br /><b>Length:</b> Novel Length<br /><b>Heat Level:</b> Steamy fun is had by all.<br /><br /><b>This can be read as a standalone novel, but is part of the Shelley Sisters series.</b>

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