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Cecilia's Year by Susan Gonzales Abraham
Jonathan Baine - 2007
Chronicling the sordid world of a teenage prostitute, it was the biggest bestseller of the year. It broke conventions, inspired a cult following, and made Peter Robertson rich, admired...and scared. There, on the edge of the crowd, he always sees her. She not only looks like Angel, she embodies the desperate creature he created. Everywhere Peter goes, she goes, obsessed with everything about him. What could she possibly want? Soon, curiosity will get the best of him. So will the girl with the haunted eyes. Because what she's really after is something that will explode Peter's world.
The Clean Billionaire Romance Boxed Set
Bree Livingston - 2019
Tristan Stone was only taking a trip to check out the cruise line he inherited from his grandmother. When Belle’s ex shows up, she claims Tristan as her boyfriend. As they pretend to date, the lines between acting and reality blur. Book 2: Her Second Chance Billionaire SweetheartEmma Lane’s high school sweetheart, Grayson Matthews, disappeared the night they graduated. Now he’s back in town for a family reunion, and Emma’s on a mission to find out why the love of her life left her all those years ago. She wants answers, but is it worth risking her heart? Book 3: Her Broken Billionaire BossSara Lynch jumps at the chance to nurse injured football star, Liam Thomas. Not only does she get a break from her alcoholic mom, but she gets to spend two weeks in a Colorado mountain lodge. But it’s not long before their growing affection makes them choose between keeping their walls up or taking a chance on each other. Book 4: Her Fake Billionaire FiancéAlana Riley has bounced from one minimum wage job to another, struggling to pay her mortgage. Now, she’s working for notorious playboy, Steele Corday. His father has plans for him to run for senate, but Steele’s not interested. In a bid to take back control of his life, he offers Alana a deal that fixes both their problems, but the plan goes awry when fake and real get smudged. Book 5: Her Stranded Billionaire Mix-UpJilted at the altar and jobless, Harley Wilson is determined to get her life back on track. When she mixes up her interviews, she finds herself on a plane headed to Jamaica, working for billionaire Zach Wolf. She’s sworn off guys, and his parent’s nasty divorce has left him with a bitter view of love. They’re determined to keep it professional—until the plane crashes on a deserted tropical island. Will being stranded together change them, or will they let their pasts rule the future? Other books by Bree Livingston: The Clean Billionaire Romance Series: 1. Her Pretend Billionaire Boyfriend2. Her Second Chance Billionaire Sweetheart3. Her Broken Billionaire Boss4. Her Fake Billionaire Fiancé5. Her Stranded Billionaire Mix-Up6. Her Secret Billionaire Roommate A Sweet Fake Marriage Romance Series: 1. The Cowboy's Fake Marriage2. The Star's Fake Marriage3. The Bodyguard’s Fake Marriage4. The Matchmaker’s Fake Marriage5. The Beast’s Fake Marriage A Clean Army Ranger Romance Series: 1. The Ranger’s Chance2. The Ranger’s Peace3. The Ranger’s Heart4. The Ranger’s Hope5. The Ranger’s Forgiveness A Clean Scottish Romance Series: 1. Mending the Billionaire Movie Star2. Mending the Billionaire Scotsman3.
My Better Half Forever
Arushi Vats - 2021
Her life once revolved around her brother who later became a memory of the past. With a dysfunctional family and grieving the loss of her brother, Malvika decides to begin a new chapter in life by stepping into the gates of college, not knowing what fate awaits her. One glance at Rahul on the first day and she feels something mysterious. The smart and confident Rahul looks at her and it appears to him like they are soulmates, waiting to have their lives entangled in unconditional love.
Return to Sender
Julia Alvarez - 2009
Tyler isn’ t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences?In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.
Come Fly with Me
Gigi Sedlmayer - 2009
She moved to Peru when she was five with Australian missionary and schoolteacher parents. Because Matica is trapped in the body of a two year old, her growth handicap has caused her to be rejected by the local people and they would not accept her into their community or allow her to play with the children. With patience and a sense of adventure Matica befriends a pair of condors. A strong bond and love develops between them. Matica rescues the egg the condors, Tamo and Tima, are trying to protect from poachers and nurtures it to hatching. The egg hatches on her 10th birthday and she names the new fledging Talon. Many adventures unfold, including her finally being accepted into the local community. And something totally unexpected... This is the beginning of many incredible adventures with Talon and Matica. It is a story of hope, determination and love.
Jayden and the Mysterious Mountain
Katrina Cope - 2013
He is taken to a five star hotel – no, actually a school called The Sanctum, camouflaged in the mountains. The students build and operate high tech equipment, including surrogate robots all to fight against terrorism. Or are they? By the way, you don’t want to annoy Scarlet who runs the general operations of the building. She is one cheeky AI and plays nasty if you cross her.
Bitten By Love
Vijaya S - 2020
ONCE BITTEN BY LOVE, YOU WILL BE FOREVER SMITTEN BY ITS SWEET PAIN.”ANU is young, simple and carefree, gearing up for her first job at Oasis Ltd. She gets paired with ABHI, a mature and an unassuming boy, in her first assignment with the Indian IT giant. Little does she know that the pairing is not a mere coincidence, but a plan by destiny. Abhi does not have any inkling that the beautiful girl he was smitten by at a traffic signal, would end up as his pair programmer for whom he would eventually be ready to give up everything in life.What will happen when Anu’s protective family gets to know about their love?Will Abhi keep up the promise he makes to Anu’s family?How will Anu cope with this drastic change in Abhi’s priorities?Come, fall and rise in love as Bitten by Love takes you through an exhilarating and heart touching journey of friendships and love, driven by destiny, hope and determination.
The Bookie's Son
Andrew Goldstein - 2012
All twelve-year-old Ricky Davis wants to do is play stickball with his friends and flirt with the building super's daughter. But when his father crosses gangster Nathan Glucksman and goes into hiding, Ricky has to take over his father's bookie business and figure out a way to pay back his debt-before the gangsters make good on their threats. Meanwhile, Ricky's mother, Pearl, a fading beauty of failed dreams, plots to raise the money by embezzling funds from one of her boss's clients: Elizabeth Taylor. Fast-paced, engrossing and full of heart, The Bookie's Son paints the picture of a family forced to decide just how much they're willing to sacrifice for each other-and at what cost.
Kingdom at Sea
Jill Williamson - 2016
As a flock, they sail north into the unknown in hopes of finding land that might become their new home. As the king's illness worsens, Sâr Wilek takes authority over the expedition and struggles to rule the disjointed people, while assassination attempts, vicious serpents, and dark magic endanger his life.One prophecy has come to pass, but another looms dauntingly in the future. Who is this Deliverer? And if the Magonians have him, what might that mean for the realm of Armania?
The Lightning Queen
Laura Resau - 2015
There's no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. And now, without his sister and mother, eleven-year-old Teo's life feels even more barren.And then one day, the mysterious young Esma, who calls herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, rolls into town like a fresh burst of color. Against all odds, her caravan's Mistress of Destiny predicts that Teo and Esma will be longtime friends. Suddenly, life brims with possibility. With the help of a rescued duck, a three-legged skunk, a blind goat, and other allies, Teo and Esma must overcome obstacles-even death-to fulfill their impossible destiny.Inspired by true stories derived from rural Mexico, The Lightning Queen offers a glimpse of the encounter between two fascinating but marginalized cultures—the Rom and the Mixtec Indians—while telling the heart-warming story of an unlikely friendship that spans generations.