Kip Kensington owes four hundred hours of community service for a joy ride gone wrong. Jordan Rice has no time for privileged rich girls, even if she is in desperate need of more hands--and more funds--to keep her community garden project alive. Can two women from different worlds find common ground while fighting their secret desires?
Maggie MacLaren longs to leave her home town, even if she must quell her attraction to rugged steelworker Jake O'Neill. When Andrew Adair walks into Maggie's library, he sweeps her into his world of wealth and power, where at last dreams seem possible. However, Andrew's world is not all it appears to be. High above town, reclusive young widow Allison Kimball arrives at her wealthy family's mountain resort home to find tucked into her carpetbag a love letter. So begins a series of secret epistles and midnight trysts with a man known only by his cryptic signature, "D." Their love story unfolds to reveal a truth that will threaten to tear them apart as their world comes crashing down in the Johnstown Flood of 1889. Originally published as Watermarks
The story begins with a single mother struggling for the emotional and financial survival of her family. This hardworking woman must follow a path that forces her beyond her comfort zones. When she least expects it, the pain and the ecstasy of love enters into her life. On the opposite side of the country, lives a very wealthy young man. He is a kind man with a heavy load on his shoulders. The decisions he must choose for his business are threatening to overtake his personal life. While trying to keep a positive outlook, he must learn to balance his power and come face-to-face with his own insecurities. All of the while, in his secret heart, he wonders if he will ever find genuine love. These interesting characters lead you on an experience of growth, sorrow, happiness, and fun. Discover how love, loyalty, and deception plays a fascinating role in each of their lives. This is a story that inspires dreams to come true.
Avery is a punk-rock guitarist with a weakness for rom-com. She's fallen for Madison, the student council president. Their secret relationship is tested when student council vetoes a proposal for a gay-friendly prom and the GSA throws a free Unprom the same night. What started off as a love song may have just turned into a breakup ballad.
Eleven-year-old Katherine's life is about to change dramatically. An unexpected move brings her to the South, taking her from her homeland in Canada. Katherine's move brings with it a series of challenges that she must overcome if she is to survive her new surroundings. Life starts off rough from day one and continues rapidly on a downhill slide. Jasmine, her greatest adversary, is as cold as ice, and the rumor is only an ice pick can crack her tough exterior. She creates endless opposition, and Katherine is left wondering if it will ever stop. Surely Jasmine's assignment in life was to make her miserable! Katherine's mother assures her that everyone has some good in them, but according to Katherine, it would take a miracle to find any good in Jasmine Stokes. Are there any miracles left in the world? Katherine is about to find out -- the hard way.
John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, renowned Christian classic. God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free.
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-02-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Joe lives with his mother in Helmouth, a forgotten village crumbling on the edge of the suburbs. His days are spent trying to evade the demands of school and the taunts of the local bullies. Joe's friend, Stanny, insists that Joe must toughen up, become a survivor - and he is adamant that a weekend in the wilderness with Stanny and his Uncle Joff will do the trick. Into Joe's unhappy world comes Hackenschmidt's Circus, and with it the strangely familiar Corinna. She tells Joe, 'In the circus there is a secret heart ' - a place of contained wildness where the barriers between the human and animal world are fluid. And indeed, Joe's dreams are already stalked by a tiger, so real that his skin and its pelt begin to feel as one... A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.
Josephine: It was the worst blind date in the history of the universe, until Holden Winters swept in and rescued me. Are you kidding? Holden Winters?A scion of the notorious Winters family, Holden is gorgeous, wealthy, and brilliant. He dates socialites and pop stars, not computer science grad students more comfortable in a hoodie than couture. Our night together was a fantasy…and a huge mistake. Holden: I don't usually steal other guy's dates. I don't have to. A look is all it takes, and the women fall over themselves to get to me. Then I saw Josephine, sitting with her dweeb of a date, just waiting for a man who could appreciate her lush curves and sharp brain. When she ghosted on me, I shouldn't have been so shocked, but women never walk away from me. Josephine thought she could call the shots - she didn't realize that a Winters man always gets what he wants. And I wanted her. The Billionaire’s Secret Heart is a standalone romance with a happy ending. It’s the first in the Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaire’s series, and introduces the notorious men of the Winters family. You can read it on its own, but you might want to read the others once you get a taste of the Winters men ;}
Some lies never stay buried... Betsy Jakes was having nightmares, nightmares that could solve a decades-old mystery. And for someone in her small town, that meant she had to die. When Sam Jakes returns home to help his brother solve their mother's murder, two things shake him to the core. This crime is clearly the work of a serial killer who has struck twice before. And...Lainey Pickett is still in town. The woman he walked away from without an explanation years ago has just walked back into his life. She still holds a grudge--and his heart. As Sam digs deeper into the murders and thirty-year-old secrets begin to emerge, he finds himself racing against time not only to catch a killer but to keep Lainey, the only woman he'll ever love, from falling victim, too.
Author: Brenda Hammon
Release Date: 2018-02-10
This is a book filled with heartwarming, inspirational true life stories s that nobody wants to voice out loud but certainly want to read about. Everyone has a story and every story has merit, for each story has shaped us into who we are today. You will undoubtedly find yourself in one or more of the author's shoes or know someone who has a similar story. You may feel what some of the authors have gone through and understand others and you will discover how they came out the other side: whole and free. It takes courage to share our stories and there are 25 brave women sharing their journeys with you, some have told their secrets for the first time and some are retelling their past, but every authors tells you how they made it through. The stories vary from abuse, mental illness, suicide to cancer survival. You will find inside: - Inspiration - Honesty - Courage - The silent voices of women who decide that being silent was not their answer to a better life. So grab your favorite beverage, sit down and be inspired while you enjoy the journey of many women finding a new path in life.
Author: Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2009-07-02
1570 in the Italian city of Ferrara. Sixteen-year-old Serafina is fipped by her family from an illicit love affair and forced into the convent of Santa Caterina, renowned for its superb music. Serafina's one weapon is her glorious voice, but she refuses to sing. Madonna Chiara, an abbess as fluent in politics as she is in prayer, finds her new charge has unleased a power play - rebellion, ecstasies and hysterias - within the convent. However, watching over Serafina is Zuana, the sister in charge of the infirmary, who understands and might even challenge her incarceration.
He's a fierce protector of his land and sacred heritage-and only a strong woman can capture his wild heart... Dillon Iron Feather is dangerous and he knows it. Hardened by his championship fighting career, he returns to his remote Colorado ranch to heal, only to discover that city girl Tessa Grove is determined to stake her claim to the old mine she inherited on a corner of his land. Stubborn to the bone, Tessa soon digs up precious gems from deep within the earth to use in her custom-made jewelry business. But those stones turn out to be sacred, and sparks fly as they begin to guide her to the secret chambers of Dillon's heart. Turquoise Mountain is Book 1 in the Iron Feather Brothers contemporary western romance series. Iron Feather Brothers Series: Meet the Iron Feather Brothers-they're tough, they're dangerous, and family means everything to them. Whether it's living up to their ancestor's outlaw reputation or brandishing their own style of justice, these men have each other's backs. And it takes very special women to get under their skin and untangle their barbed-wire hearts in order to find love in this contemporary western romance series set in the Rocky Mountains.
Author: Mary Jay Thurner
Release Date: 2017-06
Nach der Highschool war die beschauliche Kleinstadt Rosevale f�r Declan Strauss nur noch verbrannte Erde. Von allen unverstanden und mit dem niederschmetternden Gef�hl, verraten worden zu sein, bricht er an die Ostk�ste auf.In der pulsierenden Gro�stadt New York glaubt Declan sich Jahre sp�ter l�ngst am Ziel seiner k�hnsten Jugendtr�ume zu befinden. Doch als die zur�ckhaltende Callie Avery w�hrend eines Kurzurlaubs in Manhattan unverhofft in sein Leben tritt und ihn von der ersten Sekunde an v�llig verzaubert, holt ihn die Vergangenheit schneller ein, als ihm lieb ist.F�r Callie ist Declan n�mlich nicht so fremd, wie dieser anzunehmen scheint, denn er besitzt einen ganz besonderen Platz in ihrem Herzen, seit sie sich vor langer Zeit in Rosevale begegnet sind ...