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Something Quite Beautiful by Amanda Prowse
Douglas Kennedy - 2013
Sometimes things are not always what they seem and the heart can often blind us to the truth. Gitte is a forty-something successful French lawyer in Paris. Beautiful, intelligent, captivating and athletic. Who wouldn't fall in love with her? But...often we only see that which we want to see.
Road to Hope (Dogs of Fire Book 8)
Piper Davenport - 2019
Devon Wallace has been her knight in shining leather ever since he rescued her from a date gone wrong. She can’t envision a future without him, but she’s convinced he still thinks of her as the pesky twelve-year-old who used to follow him around. He can have anyone but her… Devon "Sparky" Wallace has spent the better part of a decade trying to keep his hands off his uncle’s step-daughter, Poppy, and living by the code of the brotherhood. He’s not about to break the rules, no matter how much he fantasizes about the sexiest woman on the planet. But when her connection to him puts her life in jeopardy, he must figure out a way to save her without breaking the club’s code, even if that means losing her forever.
Out There: A Short Tale of the Weird and Wonderful
Justine Avery - 2014
until something utterly unfamiliar suddenly lands in your back yard.Susan is the epitome of the happy housewife, contentedly conducting her daily ritual of cleaning her home and keeping everything just as it should be. Wrapped up in her own little world within those familiar walls, she hardly notices the altogether different arrival in her own back yard. She may ignore the sudden shaking beneath her slippered feet, she might even neglect to spot the conspicuous sight itself—but she can't evade the stench. Something's wrong. Very wrong. And Susan's incapable of determining just what to do about the uninvited eyesore in her back yard. Turning to her best friend for help with the impromptu emergency threatening to shake up her very existence and happy home, Susan combines efforts with neighbor Trisha to decipher the composition and meaning of the frightfully large and utterly unpleasant new arrival. But are these two women really capable of realizing the gift of new awareness they've just been given by an unseen entity? Or will they continue to fail to see the world that exists out there? What a difference a day makes... unless you choose to ignore it. Start Reading Now...What are you waiting for? Unexpected surprises, urban fantasy, unveiled mysteries, a touch of humor, a dab of "new weird", and so much more await you.
Geraldine O'Neill - 2010
Heartbroken and humiliated, she leaps at a chance to make a fresh start away from her native Tullamore. Within a week she has crossed the Irish Sea, and is lodging with other young women in a house off Newcastle city centre, just a short walk from Harrison’s – the rundown knitting and sewing shop where she will work for reserved and troubled spinster, Lucy Harrison. Sarah now finds herself amongst people of different classes, religion and race, and when her Irish nationality is attacked she must discover the skills to survive. Putting the past behind her, she channels her energies into rebuilding the old-fashioned, neglected Harrison’s into a thriving business and her wonderful sewing and design skills soon lead her down a new and exciting path in life. A path without love though, as she is too raw to consider romance again. Or so she thinks …
Baby on Board
Cathy Woodman - 2016
Star is struggling with the intense training regime Nicci has put together, and even Nicci isn't feeling quite herself. Is the moment she has worked so hard for going to be ruined before it's even begun?Luckily, Nicci's husband, Matt, is by her side to support her. As well as being able to use his knowledge as a vet to look after Star, he might just be able to make Nicci see what is really important . . .
Where The Green Star Falls
William Jack Stephens
Our Destiny Unique. If you miss the beautifully crafted novels from the legendary authors, you'll love "Where The Green Star Falls". A gripping and inspirational novel about Fate, Destiny, and a Love so profound it will drive a man to the edge of sanity or salvation. It will transport you to the mysterious river-lands of Argentina amid the towering Andes Mountains and emerald green waters, where Nicholas will meet his fate head on. He will forfeit his life or become the man he was born to be. Where The Green Star Falls is a visceral tale of survival, with the soul of love story. Sharing one man's journey through the forces of death and grief that all of us will face one day. And how love is the path to healing the soul. Along the way, you'll experience the most vivd descriptions ever written of the stunning landscapes of Patagonia Argentina, and authentic depictions of the people, animals, and culture of this incredibly unique part of the world. Where The Green Star Falls will remind you of why you fell in love with reading. Click the Buy button now.
Five Lose Dad in the Garden Centre
Bruno Vincent - 2017
Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy are keen to show Uncle Quentin what a jolly good chap he is. Join Julian, George, Dick, Anne and Timmy the dog as they celebrate Father's Day by taking Uncle Quentin to the local garden centre to chose a new garden shed in which to conduct his experiments. But what promised to be a relaxed outing turns into a nightmare when Quentin disappears into thin air. He surely cannot have gone far . . .
A House of Many Rooms
Marius Gabriel - 1998
Nor was seeing her in the headlines, fifteen years later, accused of burning her adoptive mother to death. For Dr Rebecca Carey, no longer a troubled teenager, but now a dedicated pediatrician, there was only one choice: Find out the truth about her child.
Books, Beads and Baubles
Mary J. Hicks - 2014
As a service and convenience for their customers, Bertie set up a 'read-n-return' section in the book area. Customers can check out books for free, and return the books when they've finished reading them. Books are disappearing, but no one is checking them out at the front register as customer are supposed to do. What's happening to the books? As Wanda noted, 'they aren't leaving the store under their own steam that's for sure!' The sisters live in a small town; their customers are good people who help each other, they care for their neighbors and they'd never do harm on purpose. Can the two elderly sisters solve the mystery…?
The End of All Things Beautiful
Nikki Young - 2015
When she and her friends left the scene, their lives quickly crumbled under the weight of the guilt they each carried. Friendships were broken, relationships were destroyed and nothing would ever be the same again. As Campbell struggles to move on, she builds a wall around herself in a desperate attempt to forget the past. Shutting out everyone around her, she soon realizes the one thing she’ll never be able to do is forgive herself. That is until her past resurfaces in the form of a letter she never expected to receive. Once again Campbell is forced to confront her past, and the one thing she can’t avoid any longer is the one person she’s never been able to forget. Benji.Life is a tragedy and what is beautiful can always be lost. But sometimes, if you’re really lucky, it can be found again.
Romantic Comedy Trilogy
Patrice Wilton - 2012
REPLACING BARNIE, WHERE WISHES COME TRUE, NIGHT MUSIC which is only now released -- bundled together for your enjoyment. They come with a warning--you may stay up late at night laughing.Enjoy!REPLACING BARNIELydia O'Reilley, divorce attorney, is on the fast track to make partner until she meets a hot stranger at the Candy Bar, and one thing leads to another. The following morning she's doing a joint deposition and in walks Jed, the man she'd spent the night with, and her new client's soon-to-be-ex husband. Later she learns the condom broke and she's pregnant. Now her perfect life is seriously derailed, and it may take a little magic to make everything right.WHERE WISHES COME TRUESusie spends Friday night at the Candy Bar, the hottest spot in South Beach. She wears a perfect size 2, and blows her money on Jimmy Choo shoes. But appearances can be deceiving. Perfect on the outside, her flaws are carried deep. Disfigured at birth, her father, a renowned plastic surgeon started her life under the knife and her sees herself as the ugly duckling in a family of swans. Her words, not mine. She is about to begin an adventure of a lifetime, a 6-week sojourn in Florence to study painting, when Brett, a hot firefighter who she has known and loved forever, is badly injured and scarred. He pushes her away, but she is a champion for the underdog, and it's impossible for her to leave anyone in need, little alone the man she loves. She must choose between her dream of studying painting or staying behind to help the man she loves--even if he doesn't love her. Will Susie ever find the happiness that has always been outside her grasp, and learn that love begins within?NIGHT MUSICFran Sherman is a survivor—she’s also resilient, stubborn, tenacious, feisty, and a whole slew of other words, but you get my point. If a tornado came her way, she’d probably swallow it whole and spit the damn thing out. That’s Fran Sherman, like a tank and just as indestructible.And yet, tonight at the Candy Bar she feels vulnerable as if something beyond her control just might get the better of her.Fire chief John Hanley is also at the bar that night. He’s looking forward to retirement in a few years, and has dreams of starting a fishing charter business. After being married to a woman who harped at him for 20 years, and then ran off with another woman, the last thing he wants is romance and a dame messing with his plans. And yet, that old Candy Bar magic has a way of playing tricks, and once you’re caught in its path, you’re swept along on a tumultuous, enjoyable ride.This hilarious, touching story is sure to capture your heart.
Domestic Terrorism: A story from the collection Property
Lionel Shriver - 2018
Lionel Shriver is…‘A brilliant writer’ Sunday Times‘Brilliant, funny and incisive’ Woman and Home‘Breezy, mordantly comic’ Daily Mail‘Eloquent’ ObserverIn ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Shriver examines the decline of the empty nest, in a hilarious and barbed story about an all-too-recognisable modern family.
Jennifer Lesher - 2014
He assumes that, as usual, he’ll sleep it off, then return to the routine of golf games, broker meetings, symphony dates and nightcaps that make up his life. Then his lawyer delivers the news: Robert is responsible for an accident that has killed a young mother and orphaned her young son, John. Robert is quickly yanked from his life of privilege and sent to prison to atone for his crimes. Defiant at first, Robert believes he’s better than his fellow inmates and that unlike them, he has no room for improvement. But, as the months wear on, Robert’s fellow inmates push him to confront his actions and the choices that brought him to prison. Meanwhile, as John grows up under the care of his maternal grandmother, he must come to terms with losing his mother and decide whether he can forgive the man who destroyed his childhood. Spanning three generations, Raising John tells the story of John’s bittersweet childhood, the history of the mother he never knew, and of Robert’s collapse and redemption.