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The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Language

English

Pages

562

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>DON’T MISS <i>BRIDGE OF CLAY</i>, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE <i>THE BOOK THIEF</i>.</b><br />  <br /><b>The extraordinary #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.</b><br />  <br /><b>Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i>.</b> <i> <br /><br />When Death has a story to tell, you listen.</i><br /><br /> It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.<br /><br /> Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. <br /><br /> In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of <i>I Am the Messenger,</i> has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.<br />  <br /> “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —<i>The New York Times</i><br />  <br /> “Deserves a place on the same shelf with <i>The Diary of a Young Girl </i>by Anne Frank.” —<i>USA Today</i>
The Librarian of Auschwitz
by Antonio Iturbe

Language

English

Pages

428

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><b>Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.</b></p><p>Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz. </p><p>Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope.</p><p>This title has Common Core connections.</p><p><b>Godwin Books</b></p>
Oppressed & Empowered: The Viscount's Capable Wife (Love's Second...
by Bree Wolf

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

December 03, 2018

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<b>A woman with the desire to heal. A lord with a shameful secret. And a contract that binds them together.</b><br /><br />Wishing to follow in her father's footsteps, EVELYN PROCTEN has always tended to those in need. Despite social convention, the only future Evelyn can see for herself is that of a doctor…until she is called to Farnworth Manor to tend to the young viscount's sister, who finds herself unmarried and with child.<br />Unfortunately, her stay at Farnworth Manor once again throws Evelyn into the path of Lord Ashwood, a man she has loved from a distance for many years. A man who has never looked at her twice. A man who disapproves of her professional ambition.<br /><br />As far as society is concerned, RICHARD DAVENPORT, VISCOUNT ASHWOOD, is a cold-hearted and uncaring man. Although he does not overly care for society's opinion of him, he cannot deny that there is truth in their assessment. Nevertheless, Richard knows his duty and would never act against propriety.<br />However, the whispers retreat into the background when his unmarried sister reveals to him that she is with child. Determined to maintain her secret, Richard keeps her locked away at Farnworth Manor. Still, in order to ensure his sister's well-being, he is forced to call upon the one woman who has always been able to melt the ice from his heart.<br /><br />Will he be able to resist her? Or will he succumb to her tender heart and share with her the one secret that has always determined his life?<br /><br /><hr><br /><br /><i>"To say I loved Oppressed & Empowered is an understatement. It had all the right facets of a perfect historical romance – angst, mystery, danger, awakening love and happiness found. I was just sad to see it come to an end."</i>- Rural Reader, Amazon Review<br /><br /><i>"This book is based on a brilliant idea that forces one (very gently) to look at things through someone else's eyes, to feel what they feel emotionally and to understand, in a small way, what it is like to have Asperber's Syndrome and what it is like to live with someone with this syndrome. I truly loved everything about this story. "</i>- Zena, Amazon Review<br /><br /><i>"Bree doesn’t disappoint! She addresses issues without hesitation! Lady physicals, unmarried pregnancy, and more. I loved this tale of Evelyn and Richard. 2 souls that cry out to us! Bree does a stellar job again. I read it in one day, thank you for your wonderful way with words."</i>- FELICITY, Amazon Review<br /><br /><hr /><br /><br /> <b> Love's Second Chance Series </b><br /><br />#1 Forgotten & Remembered - The Dukes Late Wife<br />#2 Cursed & Cherished - The Duke's Wilful Wife<br />#3 Despised & Desired - The Marquess' Passionate Wife<br />#4 Abandoned & Protected - The Marquis' Tenacious Wife<br />#5 Ruined & Redeemed - The Earl's Fallen Wife<br />#6 Betrayed & Blessed - The Viscount's Shrewd Wife<br />#7 Deceived & Honoured - The Baron's Vexing Wife<br />#8 Sacrificed & Reclaimed - The Solider's Daring Widow<br />#9 Condemned & Admired - The Earl's Cunning Wife (KINDLE UNLIMITED)<br />#10 Trapped & Liberated The Privateer's Bold Beloved (KINDLE UNLIMITED)<br />#11 Oppressed & Empowered - The Viscount's Capable Wife (KINDLE UNLIMITED)<br />#12 Destroyed & Restored - The Baron's Courageous Wife (coming soon with KINDLE UNLIMITED)<br />More to follow!<br /><br />Each love story in this series can be read as a stand alone. However, most readers prefer to read them in order. <br /><br />Also check out Bree's <b>A Forbidden Love Novella Series</b> which is <i>FREE with Kindle Unlimited</i>!
The Handfasters (Lowland Romance Book 1)
by Helen Susan Swift

Language

English

Pages

171

Publication Date

October 13, 2012

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<p>Coming from the Highlands to Edinburgh in search of a husband, Alison Lamont finds herself in all sorts of trouble.</p><p>Scotland, 1811. Thrown out of a fashionable ball for a stolen kiss, Alison flees from a riot in the notorious Old Town and ends up staying the night with Willie Kemp, an eccentric boatbuilder.</p><p>While she falls deeply in love with Mr. Kemp, her aunt wishes her to marry the obnoxious but rich John Forres. Alison takes drastic measures to solve her dilemma, including a long trip through the snow-covered Pentland Hills.</p><p>But who left the mysterious footprints outside her cottage... and what secrets is Mr. Kemp hiding?</p><p>Praise from readers:<br /></p><p><i><b>★★★★★ - "I would highly suggest this book to anyone looking for a sweet love story set in historical times."</b><br /></i></p><p><i><i><b>★★★★★ - "A beautifully written romance with historical information tossed in for good measure. I was swept away immediately."</b></i><br /></i></p><p><i><i><b>★★★★★ - "By far the loveliest book I have read in a long time... The characters were real and the story line was engrossing."</b></i></i></p><p><i><i></i><b>★★★★★ - "Hopefully, Swift will carry on with the lives of her characters and we can enjoy the way she paints this era of Scottish history."</b><i><br /></i></i></p><p><i><i><b><i>★★★★★ - </i>"Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Read it in two sittings. I was unfamiliar with this time period in Scotland, so I enjoyed the education on the times."</b><br /></i></i></p><p><i><i></i><b>★★★★★ - "In the style of good-old fashioned romance, Helen Susan Swift alludes to her characters' desires, but avoids explicit sex scenes that can turn romance into erotica.Thank you so much for a good, clean story</b><b>."</b><i><br /></i></i></p>
The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Series, Book 1)
by Charlie N. Holmberg

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 01, 2014

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<p><b>“Charlie is a vibrant writer with an excellent voice and great world building. I thoroughly enjoyed the <i>Paper Magician</i>.” —Brandon Sanderson, author of Mistborn and <i>The Way of Kings</i></b></p> <p>Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.</p><p>Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.</p><p>An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.</p><p>From the imaginative mind of debut author Charlie N. Holmberg, <i>The Paper Magician</i> is an extraordinary adventure both dark and whimsical that will delight readers of all ages<i>.</i></p><p>Short-Listed for the 2015 ALA Fantasy Reading List </p>
Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

March 22, 2011

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Customer Reviews
<b>The inspiration for the major motion picture <i>Ashes in the Snow</i>!<br /><br />"Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both." --<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /><b>From <i>New York Times</i> and international bestseller and Carnegie Medal winner Ruta Sepetys, author of <i>Salt to the Sea</i>, comes a story of loss and of fear -- and ultimately, of survival.</b><br /><br />A <i>New York Times</i> notable book<br />An international bestseller<br />A Carnegie Medal nominee<br />A William C. Morris Award finalist<br />A Golden Kite Award winner<br /><br />Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life -- until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father's prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?<br /><br />A moving and haunting novel perfect for readers of <i>The Book Thief</i>.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Between Shades of Gray</i>:</b><br /><br />"Superlative. A hefty emotional punch." --<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />"Heart-wrenching . . . an eye-opening reimagination of a very real tragedy written with grace and heart." --<i>The Los Angeles Times<br /></i><br />"At once a suspenseful, drama-packed survival story, a romance, and an intricately researched work of historial fiction." --<i>The Wall Street Journal</i><br /><br />* "Beautifully written and deeply felt . . . An important book that deserves the widest possible readership." --<i>Booklist</i>, starred review<br /><br /> “A superlative first novel. A hefty emotional punch.”--<i>The New York Times Book Review </i><br /><br /> “A brilliant story of love and survival.”--Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of <i>Speak </i>and <i>Wintergirls </i><br /><br /> * “Beautifully written and deeply felt…an important book that deserves the widest possible readership.”--<i>Booklist</i>, Starred Review
His Fair Assassin: A Trilogy
by Robin LaFevers

Language

English

Pages

1113

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<DIV>In fifteenth-century France, the convent of Saint Mortain provides sanctuary to girls seeking refuge from the cruelty of the outside world. But sanctuary comes at a price—and each of Death’s handmaidens pays it in blood.<BR />  <BR /><I>Grave Mercy</I> is where the story begins, when seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes the brutality of an arranged marriage by joining the convent. An assignment brings her to the high court of Brittany, where she must navigate treason and temptation—especially when the master she serves demands the life of the man she loves.<BR />  <BR /> In <I>Dark Triumph,</I> after training as an elite killer to escape her past, Sybella must return to the home she thought she’d never see again. Her quest for justice against her violent family will bring nothing but destruction—until she meets a prisoner who gives her a reason to live.<BR />  <BR /> Annith yearns to serve Saint Mortain, but has spent her life watching her far more gifted sisters dole out Death’s vengeance from the safety of the convent. In <I>Mortal Heart,</I> her destiny is finally revealed, and it is the one she feared most: a life as a seeress, not an assassin. But Annith refuses to give up on her dream and decides that nothing will stand in the way of her ambitions . . . not even the convent itself.<BR />  <BR /> Together, these three novels make up the <I>New York Times</I> best-selling His Fair Assassin trilogy, where romance, magic, and political intrigue collide. Fans of Marie Lu’s <I>The Young Elites</I> and Kiersten White’s <I>And I Darken</I> will love this seductive dark fantasy collection.<BR />  </DIV>
The Queen's Rising
by Rebecca Ross

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p><strong>In this epic debut fantasy, inspired by Renaissance France, an outcast finds herself bound to a disgraced lord and entangled in his plot to overthrow the king. Perfect for fans of Grave Mercy and Red Queen!</strong></p><p>Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Growing up in Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she chose knowledge. However, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true: she is left without a patron.</p><p>Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, she reluctantly accepts. But there is much more to his story, for there is a dangerous plot to overthrow the king of Maevana—the rival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the throne.</p><p><strong>With war brewing, Brienna must choose which side she will remain loyal to: passion or blood.</strong></p>
The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Series, Book 2)
by Charlie N. Holmberg

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

November 04, 2014

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<p>Three months after returning Magician Emery Thane’s heart to his body, Ceony Twill is well on her way to becoming a Folder. Unfortunately, not all of Ceony’s thoughts have been focused on paper magic. Though she was promised romance by a fortuity box, Ceony still hasn’t broken the teacher-student barrier with Emery, despite their growing closeness.</p><p>When a magician with a penchant for revenge believes that Ceony possesses a secret, he vows to discover it…even if it tears apart the very fabric of their magical world. After a series of attacks target Ceony and catch those she holds most dear in the crossfire, Ceony knows she must find the true limits of her powers…and keep her knowledge from falling into wayward hands.</p><p>The delightful sequel to Charlie N. Holmberg’s <i>The Paper Magician</i>, <i>The Glass Magician</i> will charm readers young and old alike.</p>
The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Book 3)
by Charlie N. Holmberg

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<p>Throughout her studies, Ceony Twill has harbored a secret, one she’s kept from even her mentor, Emery Thane. She’s discovered how to practice forms of magic other than her own—an ability long thought impossible.</p><p>While all seems set for Ceony to complete her apprenticeship and pass her upcoming final magician’s exam, life quickly becomes complicated. To avoid favoritism, Emery sends her to another paper magician for testing, a Folder who despises Emery and cares even less for his apprentice. To make matters worse, a murderous criminal from Ceony’s past escapes imprisonment. Now she must track the power-hungry convict across England before he can take his revenge. With her life and loved ones hanging in the balance, Ceony must face a criminal who wields the one magic that she does not, and it may prove more powerful than all her skills combined.</p><p>The whimsical and captivating follow-up to <i>The Paper Magician</i> and <i>The Glass Magician</i>, <i>The Master Magician</i> will enchant readers of all ages.</p>

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