Author: M. B. Gibson
Release Date: 2017-04-01
'Those who have the most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.' ?Edmund BurkeIf Sir Richard Lynche, baronet of Duncullen, must evict tenants to make room for profitable cattle, so be it. It is 1766 and workaday Irish have had enough. The Levellers, members of a secret agrarian society, vow to remove the landowner's boot pinned to their necks. Using pitchforks, spades'whatever is handy'they tear down walls, maim livestock, and threaten to destroy whoever stands in their way.But Lynche and his cronies have the law on their side, and they've classified Leveller protests as treason. When the local priest and boyhood friend of Sir Richard speaks out against the gentry's oppression, he becomes a prime target in their battle to cram the rebels back into their place.What could go wrong?Harps Upon the Willows picks up fifteen years after Aroon leaves off, focusing on true historical events that rocked eighteenth-century Tipperary.
The Devil's Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch is a riveting historical thriller debut set in 1799 New York City Seven years after a financial crisis nearly toppled America, traders chafe at government regulations, racial tensions are rising, gangs roam the streets and corrupt financiers make back-door deals with politicians... 1799 was a hell of a year. Thanks to Alexander Hamilton, America has recovered from the panic on the Devil's Half Mile (aka Wall Street), but the young country is still finding its way. When young lawyer Justy Flanagan returns to solve his father's murder, he exposes a massive fraud that has already claimed lives, and one the perpetrators are determined to keep secret at any cost. The body count is rising, and the looming crisis could topple the nation. "A thriller with strong, multifaceted heroes and villains, [and] tight plotting. I impatiently await the next adventure."—Patrick Taylor, NYT bestselling author of the Irish Country series At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Florence Grende's memoir of growing up with parents who are Holocaust survivors is by turns funny, sad, violent and revelatory. In Grende's hands, through her fine writing, this fraught subject is turned into an original, compelling work of art.
In Regency-era England, Sarah Edwards is a Shakespeare-obsessed debutante who falls for Lord Basil Fairfax, a cruel rake who makes public sport of crushing her heart. Reinventing herself as the Ice Queen, Sarah plans on exacting retribution by out-raking the rake. Unfortunately, she didn't plan on Benedick Merritt, a duke with an irritating penchant for rescuing damsels-whether they are in distress or not. So, through a whirl of Shakespearean quote wars, lovesick Juliet wannabes, and one torturous matchmaking musicale, Sarah must decide which is really sweeter: Revenge or giving happily ever after a second chance.
Author: M B Gibson
Publisher: M.B. Gibson Books
Release Date: 2016-06-02
An anguished heir. A desolate maid. And one cold corpse. Richard Lynche, heir of an 18th century Tipperary estate, can find no peace. His bookish ways disgust his bullying letch of a father. His heartsick mother sinks ever-deeper into a drug-induced lethargy. The teen's only solace are the loving arms of the homesick new maid, Eveleen. Meanwhile jealousy, lust, and oppression lead to gruesome visions, causing Richard to question his own sanity. Desperate to prevail over his demons, he determines there is only one way to stop the torture-a killing. Aroon is a cauldron of old-fashioned Irish stew. Spiced heavily with Downton Abbey, sprinkled with Shakespeare's Hamlet and a dash of The Godfather's Michael Corleone, it explores the underbelly of life during the Protestant Ascendancy.
Author: Walter Farley
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 1992-08-01
A trio of classic works chronicles the continuing adventures of Alec Ramsey and his mighty horse, the Black Stallion, in The Black Stallion, The Black Stallion Returns, and Son of the Black Stallion. Reprint.
Undercover agent Fia McKee returns in another thrilling mystery set in the seamy underbelly of horse racing. Fia McKee, now officially employed by the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TPRB), is sent undercover to Saratoga Racetrack to investigate Mars Pizutti, a racehorse trainer whose horses’ wins are suspiciously lucky—and lucrative. Fia’s bosses believe Pizutti’s success is based on illegal drugs and deceitful methods, and they want Fia to work inside his barn to ferret out the truth. But after witnessing the tragic and inexplicable suicide of a jockey, Fia discovers the rider’s death is only the tip on an iceberg involving the mob, a crooked racing hedge fund, and threats to the lives of another jockey and his young sister. Fia must find out who’s connected to who, and what shadowy forces are at play before someone else dies.
Author: Victoria Glendinning
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
Release Date: 2018-05-17
We are, all of us, princes and peasants, alone in this world. The Butcher’s Daughter is the richly atmospheric story of a young woman’s struggle to define herself in a world of uncertainty, intrigue and danger in a period of great upheaval during the Tudor era. It is 1535 and Agnes Peppin, daughter of a West Country butcher, leaves her family home in disgrace. Banished and forced to abandon her new-born infant, she is meant to live out her days cloistered behind the walls of the Shaftesbury Abbey. But as Agnes grapples with the complex rules and hierarchies of her new life, King Henry VIII has proclaimed himself the new head of the Church. Religious houses are being formally suppressed and the great Abbey is no exception to the purge. Free at last to be the master of her own fate, Agnes descends into a world she knows little about, using her wits and testing her moral convictions against her need to survive by any means necessary...
Author: Eliza Graham
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Release Date: 2018-06-12
England, 1947: A young woman finds herself under close observation in an insane asylum, charged with a violent crime she has no memory of committing. As she tries to make sense of her recent past, she recalls very little. But she still remembers wartime in Yugoslavia. There she and her lover risked everything to carry out dangerous work resisting the Germans--a heroic campaign in which many brave comrades were lost. After that, the trail disappears into confusion. How did she come to be trapped in a living nightmare? As she struggles to piece together the missing years of her life, she will have to confront the harrowing experiences of her special-operations work and peacetime marriage. Only then can she hope to regain the vital memories that will uncover the truth: is she really a violent criminal...or was she betrayed?
Author: Allison Pataki
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-02-17
The New York Times best-selling author of The Traitor's Wife fictionalizes the little-known and tumultuous love story of “Sisi,” the 19th-century Austro-Hungarian empress and captivating wife of Emperor Franz Joseph.
Author: Meagan McKinney
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-12-09
From the glittering mansions of the Astors and the Vanderbilts to the gas-lit streets of New York, this passionate novel by award-winning author Meagan McKinney brings together a desperate woman and a handsome stranger who could expose her scandalous secret New York heiress Alana Van Alen has everything—beauty, wealth, and status. But she is living a lie. To protect her sister, she plays society’s game and attends dazzling balls and soirees—until a cunningly orchestrated act of revenge leaves her penniless and at the mercy of one of the city’s most notorious gentlemen. Dubbed the Predator of Wall Street, Trevor Sheridan rose from abject poverty in Ireland to the pinnacle of power in Manhattan. Yet he’s still shunned by the city’s elite Four Hundred. Now he has parlayed his hunger for revenge into a scheme to destroy the rich and powerful. In the final phase of his plan, he will marry the pedigreed Alana Van Alen to gain the acceptance that has been denied to him for so long. But along the way, he makes a fatal misstep: He falls in love with her. The romantic saga of the Van Alen sisters continues with Christal Van Alen’s story in Fair Is the Rose.
The personal story of Richard Hoffman describes his childhood in blue-collar, postwar Allentown, life in a family with two terminally ill children, struggle with and recovery from alcoholism, and confrontation with his father
An acclaimed author reflects on his upbringing in a post–World War II blue-collar family and comes to terms with the racism, sexism, and other toxic values he inherited. Finalist for the 2014 New England Book Award in Non-Fiction Richard Hoffman sometimes felt as though he had two fathers: the real one who raised him and an imaginary version, one he talked to on the phone, and one he talked to in his head. Although Hoffman was always close to the man, his father remained a mystery, shrouded in a perplexing mix of tenderness and rage. When his father receives a terminal cancer diagnosis, Hoffman confronts the depths and limitations of their lifelong struggle to know each other, weighing their differences and coming to understand that their yearning and puzzlement was mutual. With familial relationships at its center, Love & Fury draws connections between past and present, from the author’s grandfather, a “breaker boy” sent down into the anthracite mines of Pennsylvania at the age of ten, to his young grandson, whose father is among the estimated one million young black men incarcerated today. In a critique of culture and of self, Hoffman grapples with the way we have absorbed and incorporated the compelling imagery of post WWII America and its values, especially regarding class, war, women, race, masculinity, violence, divinity, and wealth. A masterful memoirist, Hoffman writes not only to tell a gripping story but also to understand, through his family, the social and ethical contours of American life. At the book’s core are the author’s questions about boyhood, fatherhood, and grandfatherhood, and about the changing meaning of what it means to be a good man in America, now and into the future. From the Hardcover edition.
Rajapakse explores identity, values and women's role in society through the poems in Chant of a Million Women. She also looks at the concepts of beauty and the standards imposed on women to conform. Some of the poems are hard hitting and take on subjects that are uncomfortable to talk about like rape, female gender mutilation, abuse and male dominance. She talks about power and the quiet force that keeps half the world moving even when there is no hope.