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Power Play by Jeanette Snyder

By Jeanette Snyder

Ryan Talonovich is the big name of his collage hockey staff till an twist of fate in the course of perform leaves him limited to a wheelchair. The medical professionals say he will stroll back yet a brand new season is already underway and he is been changed at the workforce, which leaves him feeling by myself and betrayed. what is the use of struggling with to come again at the ice now?Then he meets Dante Espinosa, a quick music skater at the city's velocity skating membership. even though he has to paintings additional time to come up with the money for his game, Dante is hell on ice. The crowds scream his identify as he skates circles round the pageant an analogous approach the enthusiasts used to shout for Ryan every time he scored.It's their love of the ice that brings them jointly. Dante provides Ryan a cause to heal, whereas Ryan is simply what Dante wishes cheer him directly to qualify-and win-the nation championships. yet too many hindrances stand of their manner: Ryan's fight with treatment. The reminiscence of Dante's first boyfriend. loss of investment to hide Dante's rate for the development, his harassing boss, a pal with a schoolgirl overwhelm on him, and Wil Dietrich, who will do whatever see him fall.

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The Last Good Man In Texas (Harlequin Desire) by Peggy Moreland

By Peggy Moreland

Rory Tanner enjoyed ladies. yet Macy Keller have been a burr lower than his saddle ever given that she'd come to city, threatening the Tanner empire with scandal. Deeply protecting of his family members, Rory vowed to maintain a watch at the mysterious Macy. And stumbled on the feisty attractiveness used to be holding him up at evening with scandalous thoughts....Macy had come to Tanner's Crossing to discover her roots, yet she could not face up to blue-eyed cowboy Rory Tanner. A natural-born flirt, Rory appeared cause on researching her secrets and techniques. Rory used to be the final guy she should still belief, but quickly she longed to percentage every thing with him—including her middle!

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The Mermaids Singing by Lisa Carey

By Lisa Carey

This attractive first novel--rich with Celtic imagery and unforgettable characters--explores 3 generations of up to date Irish-American moms and daughters, in a narrative that vividly depicts truths common to all households.

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Das geheime Vermächtnis: Roman by Katherine Webb

By Katherine Webb

Zwei Schwestern, ein brennendes Geheimnis und eine düstere Vergangenheit …

Nach dem Tod ihrer Großmutter erben die Schwestern Erica und Beth das intestine Storton Manor im englischen Wiltshire. Jahre sind vergangen, seit sie den herrschaftlichen Landsitz zuletzt betraten, zu schmerzhaft sind die Erinnerungen an ihre Kindheit, als ihr Cousin Henry mit zwölf Jahren spurlos verschwand. Doch die Vergangenheit lässt Erica nicht los. Sie liest alte Briefe ihrer Großmutter und gerät immer tiefer in den Bann eines Familiengeheimnisses, das offenbar seit Generationen auf Storton Manor gehütet wird …

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Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction by Kenneth Millard

By Kenneth Millard

This publication explores the ways that quite a number fresh American novelists have dealt with the style of the 'coming-of-age' novel, or the Bildungsroman. Novels of this style routinely dramatise the vicissitudes of becoming up and the pains and tribulations of younger maturity, frequently awarded via depictions of quick family members relationships and different social buildings. This publication considers quite a few varied American cultures (in phrases of race, type and gender) and a number modern coming-of-age novels, in order that aesthetic decisions concerning the fiction may be made within the context of the social heritage that fiction represents. a sequence of questions are requested: Does the coming-of-age second in those novels coincide with an interpretation of the 'fall' of the United States? what sort of nationwide remark does it for that reason facilitate? Is the bildungsroman a quintessentially American genre?What can it usefully let us know approximately modern American tradition? even supposing the focal point is at the modern interval, this can be put within the context of connection with past novels and feedback of the style, in addition to ancient adjustments within the prestige of the relatives, and the adolescent inside it. FeaturesProvides precise interpretations of 12 key modern novels from authors together with pink the USA by means of Rick Moody, The Age of Consent through Geoffrey Wolff, The Virgin Suicides via Jefffrey Eugenides and Prozac kingdom via Elizabeth Wurtzel. Explains the significance of the coming-of-age style to the wider American literature canon.Makes an important intervention in modern debate approximately what's most beneficial in fresh American fiction. (3/1/08)

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Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate

By Lisa Wingate

Kai Miller floats via reasonable driftwood tossed through waves. She's by no means positioned down roots in anyone place--and she does not plan to. but if a chaotic storm evacuation lands her in day-by-day, Texas, she starts to consider carefully approximately her wayfaring life. And whilst she meets hometown-boy Kemp Eldridge, she will be able to nearly photo settling down in Daily--until she discovers he could be promised to another individual. day-by-day has constantly been a spot of shelter for these the wind blows in, yet for Kai, it appears like will probably be simply one other position to depart at the back of. in spite of this, day-by-day consistently has a number of surprises in store--especially whilst Aunt Donetta has cooked up a scheme.

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Sex. Murder. Mystery. by Gregg Olsen

By Gregg Olsen

3 publication field set (two complete size ebook and a quick tale) through ny instances bestselling writer Gregg Olsen.

BITCH ON WHEELS

This name used to be formerly released as Confessions of an American Black Widow.

Sharon Nelson, a Colorado girl, had her lover Gary Adams homicide of her 3 husbands. yet extra fascinating than the crime itself is Olsen's portrait of Nelson as a brash, trashy, manipulative sexpot who believed that she used to be entitled to (and bought) every little thing and everybody she sought after: even her confession, given freely to police in a Pizza Hut eating place, used to be whatever yet contrite. in addition, Olsen files the reminiscences of many neighborhood contributors who observed Nelson for what she was once, but appeared oblivious to the adultery, robbery and homicide lower than their noses (Publisher's Weekly). With all new foreword through — M. William Phelps, 2011, Investigative journalist, writer of 20 books, author and megastar of research Discovery’s “Dark Minds.”

IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG

"Wonderfully researched...Searing and brilliant...A must-read!"-- Ann Rule, the undisputed queen of precise Crime

You know the way the tale ended...but have you learnt the way it all started?

Within hours of giving start to her 6th baby, Mary Kay Letourneau had her child daughter whisked from her hands. She was once then shackled and again to her prison mobilephone. simply years in the past, the gorgeous, personable Seattle schoolteacher was once dwelling a lifestyles many could envy-- she had a good-looking husband, 4 appealing youngsters, and a cherished following of scholars. Then she was once accused of kid rape, and her entire global grew to become upside down.

How did a 34-year-old married instructor fall in love with one in all her sixth-grade scholars? was once it an entire lapse of judgment, or-- as she contends-- the assembly of 2 soulmates? have been the 2 making plans to run away together-- earlier than police stuck them in a parked motor vehicle? Did the couple have illicit intercourse in each room of the Letourneau apartment, because the teen informed the tabloids? examine the case that stunned the realm and rocked the headlines-- concerning the lonely lifetime of Mary Kay Letourneau and the younger item of her obsession, the boy who fathered of her kids.

Amazon.com overview: the story turns out ripe for tabloid exploitation: the fresh-faced blond basic schoolteacher and mom of 4 simply could not continue her arms off that 13-year-old boy. Worse but, Mary Kay Letourneau had develop into enthusiastic about the mild, Samoan youngster whereas he used to be nonetheless a scholar in her sixth-grade class--and he fathered infants along with her. but within the arms of real crime author Gregg Olsen, If Loving You is inaccurate turns into a poignant profile of an emotionally stunted younger girl tightly wound up in an online of lies too fragile to maintain the burden of her personal compulsions.

The facade the Letourneaus offered to the realm was once that of a faithful, upwardly cellular younger couple. actually Steve and Mary Kay have been at the verge of economic and emotional financial ruin. They married simply because she'd turn into pregnant and appearances have been every thing to Mary Kay's mom and dad, ultra-conservative, family-values-promoting flesh presser John Schmitz and his icy spouse, Mary. Olsen, whose past books contain deserted Prayers and Black Widow, does an excellent activity with the tale, interviewing Letourneau herself in addition to pals and buddies, learning and assembling the proof in the back of the lurid headlines in a nonjudgmental demeanour that enables readers to attract their very own conclusions concerning the higher matters at stake. used to be Mary Kay Letourneau a pedophile, a toddler rapist, a feminine Humbert Humbert? Or used to be she, as she claims, a girl who'd stumbled on a soul mate and a real love that rejected America.

TAKEN within the NIGHT

In this specific e-book brief, manhattan occasions bestselling writer Gregg Olsen introduces actual Crime readers to the sensational kidnapping case that J. Edgar Hoover and his G-men could not clear up -- the secret of Tacoma's Charlie Mattson, a bit boy taken within the evening greater than 8 a long time in the past.

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Friendship Bread by Darien Gee

By Darien Gee

An nameless present sends a girl on a trip she by no means may have expected. One afternoon, Julia Evarts and her five-year-old daughter, Gracie, arrive domestic to discover an unforeseen present at the entrance porch: a home made loaf of Amish Friendship Bread and an easy observe: i'm hoping you take pleasure in it. additionally incorporated are a bag of starter, directions on how one can make the bread herself, and a request to percentage it with others. nonetheless reeling from a private tragedy that left her estranged from the sister who was her ally, Julia is still at a loss as to find out how to circulate on along with her existence. She’d simply as quickly toss the nameless present, yet to make Gracie satisfied, she has the same opinion to bake the bread. while Julia meets newbies to the small city of Avalon, Illinois, she sparks a connection through providing them her additional bread starter. Widow Madeline Davis is laboring to maintain her tea salon afloat whereas Hannah Wang de Brisay, a famed live performance cellist, is at a crossroads, her profession and marriage having come to an abrupt finish. within the hot kitchen of Madeline’s tea salon, the 3 girls forge a friendship that would swap their lives perpetually. very quickly, each person in Avalon is baking Amish Friendship Bread. yet whilst the city unites for a benevolent reason and Julia turns into ever in the direction of her new associates, she realizes the profound necessity of confronting the painful earlier she stocks together with her sister. approximately existence and loss, friendship and group, nutrition and family members, Friendship Bread tells the uplifting tale of what endures while even the unthinkable occurs.

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A Silken Thread by Brenda Jackson

By Brenda Jackson

For Erica Sanders, discovering a soul mate was once the simple half. Brian Lawson is the guy she desires, and everybody concurs they're the best couple. Almost every person. the only exception is Erica's mom, Karen, who prefers her daughter marry one other guy. Karen even hires a personal detective to enquire Brian, however the fact he uncovers is the very last thing she expected—a devastating betrayal that rips either households apart.

Convinced that her dating cannot be salvaged, Erica ends her engagement. but she has lingering doubts over her choice, specially as soon as Brian's beautiful unmarried neighbor starts off pursuing him. an opportunity assembly proves that the eagerness among Brian and Erica hasn't dimmed—but neither has the decision of others to maintain them aside, or the stunning lengths Karen will visit that allows you to undermine her daughter's relationship.

As secrets and techniques outdated and new are published, Erica and Brian locate themselves stuck among the bonds of the earlier and an doubtful destiny, each one making painful discoveries approximately who to think and belief. Masterfully instructed and laced with the sensuality and drama that Brenda Jackson does top, this can be an unforgettable tale of relationships at their most intricate, and the way challenging it may be to select from residing separate lives—or conserving quick while love hangs through a silken thread….

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The Second Book of Hope by Tommi Musturi

By Tommi Musturi

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