The Thief's Daughter

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Author: Victoria Cornwall

Publisher: Choc Lit Limited

ISBN: 1781893187

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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A woman driven to crime finds love with a man of the law in this tale of eighteenth-century Cornwall, “full of twists and turns” (Buried Under Romance). England, 1779. Though many citizens of Cornwall have resorted to smuggling as their only means of survival, Jenna Cartwright has determined to always abide the law. But when her brother is sent to debtor’s prison, Jenna must do whatever it takes to free him. Housekeeping by day for one Jack Penhale, she joins a gang of violent brigands each night on Cornwall’s rocky coast. A professional thief-taker, Jack knows to keep his business private, even from his charming new housekeeper. He has come to Cornwall to find the criminals who killed his father, but his mind keeps returning to Jenna’s innocent, bewitching smile. As their lives become entangled, and the worlds of justice and crime collide, the love-struck pair must decide where their allegiances lie. This “striking” tale of passion and survival brings to life an unforgettable time and place in history (Historical Novel Society).

The Shell Seekers

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Author: Rosamunde Pilcher

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250032199

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling's prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father, and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather's work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer...and it lies in her heart, in this beloved Cornwall novel from Rosamunde Pilcher.

Tell Me No Secrets

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Author: Lynda Stacey

Publisher: Death by Choc Lit

ISBN: 1781893713

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Can a secret be worse than a lie? Every time Kate Duggan looks in a mirror she is confronted by her guilt; a long, red scar reminding her that she was ‘the one to walk away’ from the car accident. Not everyone was so lucky … On the surface her fiancé Rob is supportive – but the reality is different. He’s controlling, manipulative and, if the phone call Kate overhears is anything to go by, he has a secret. But just how dangerous is that secret? When Kate begins work at a firm of private investigators, she meets Ben Parker. His strong and silent persona is intriguing but it’s also a cover – because something devastating happened to Ben, something he can’t get over. As Kate and Ben begin their first assignment, they become close. But, what they don’t realise is how close to home the investigation will bring them, or who will be hurt in the process …

The Silence

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Author: Tim Lebbon

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1781168830

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A terror-filled story of one family and their friends, as they struggle to survive in a world overrun by ravenous creatures that hunt purely by sound...

Peace Like a River

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Author: Leif Enger

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 1555845908

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Hailed as one of the year's top five novels by Time, and selected as one of the best books of the year by nearly all major newspapers, national bestseller Peace Like a River captured the hearts of a nation in need of comfort. "A rich mixture of adventure, tragedy, and healing," Peace Like a River is "a collage of legends from sources sacred and profane -- from the Old Testament to the Old West, from the Gospels to police dramas" (Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor). In "lyrical, openhearted prose" (Michael Glitz, The New York Post), Enger tells the story of eleven-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy who has reason to believe in miracles. Along with his sister and father, Reuben finds himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw older brother who has been controversially charged with murder. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and its remarkable conclusion shows how family, love, and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies, the most tragic of fates. Leif Enger's "miraculous" (Valerie Ryan, The Seattle Times) novel is a "perfect book for an anxious time ... of great literary merit that nonetheless restores readers' faith in the kindness of stories" (Marta Salij, Detroit Free Press).

Dearest Rogue

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Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Publisher: Vision

ISBN: 1455586331

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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HE CAN GUARD HER Lady Phoebe Batten is pretty, vivacious, and yearning for a social life befitting the sister of a powerful duke. But because she is almost completely blind, her overprotective brother insists that she have an armed bodyguard by her side at all times-the very irritating Captain Trevillion. FROM EVERY DANGER Captain James Trevillion is proud, brooding, and cursed with a leg injury from his service in the King's dragoons. Yet he can still shoot and ride like the devil, so watching over the distracting Lady Phoebe should be no problem at all-until she's targeted by kidnappers. BUT PASSION ITSELF Caught in a deadly web of deceit, James must risk life and limb to save his charge from the lowest of cads-one who would force Lady Phoebe into a loveless marriage. But while they're confined to close quarters for her safekeeping, Phoebe begins to see the tender man beneath the soldier's hard exterior . . . and the possibility of a life-and love-she never imagined possible.

The Kite Runner

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Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408803720

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 074758589X

Category: Fiction

Page: 419

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A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

Sea and Sardinia

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Author: D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

Publisher: Trajectory Inc

ISBN: 1632093464

Category: Drama

Page: 209

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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Sea and Sardinia" by David Herbert Lawrence is an account of Lawrence's trip to Sardinia after World War I.

The Gossamer Trail

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Author: B D Hawkey

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499190052

Category:

Page: 312

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Beth Jago appears to have the idyllic life-she has a trade to earn a living and a cottage of her own in the beautiful River Valley. When Beth starts receiving threatening letters demanding that she leaves the only place where she has been happy, she is determined to stay. When a stranger enters her home, Beth defends it with a pan, but in doing so robs the man of his memory. Brought together by unknown circumstances, she reluctantly offers him her help until he recovers. Yet can she trust the man with no name and no past that now lives beneath her roof or is he as dangerous as his nightmares suggest? As the threats worsen, it is not only her home she risks losing. Her reputation and her heart are affected by the handsome man's presence but, unknown to her, the stranger is aware someone is watching her.

Summer in a Cornish Cove

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Author: Kate Ryder

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 178854109X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Set against the stunning backdrop of the glorious Cornish Rivieria, this summer will change their lives for ever! The book to fall in love with this summer - perfect for fans of Fern Britton, Liz Fenwick and Veronica Henry. Oliver Foxley is an acclaimed movie star, global heartthrob and one half of Hollywood's golden couple. But under the glare of the spotlight his 'perfect' life is slowly starting to crumble. Cara Penhaligon is a struggling young Cornish artist, and widowed mother of two children. Life has been unbearably harsh to Cara, but meeting Oliver might just give her a second chance at the happiness she deserves. As each begins to heal the other, the pieces of Oliver's frustrating jigsaw puzzle effortlessly fall into place. But as the Cornish summer draws to a close, Oliver faces the toughest of choices, and no one emerges quite as they were at the start.

Old Sins Long Shadows

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Author: B. D. Hawkey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781482593426

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Nominated for the 2014 RONÉ "Best Indie or Small Published book of 2013 Award". A Cornish Victorian romance set against the backdrop of the magnificent Bosvenna Estate, with eccentric rural characters and the sweeping hills of the dramatic Bodmin Moor. Janey Carhart's story is a tale of obsession, jealousy and love.At the age of nine, Janey's younger sisters die from scarlet fever and her grief stricken mother blames Janey for their deaths. Financial difficulties and a desire to win back her mother's love, forces Janey to enter service where she quickly rises through the ranks.Upon her arrival to the elegant Cornish Country Estate, she successfully secures a position of a lady's maid for the wealthy and powerful Brockenshaw family. An exchange of letters between Lady Brockenshaw and her son ignites Janey's interest, but Janey's feelings for this mysterious and charming gentleman soon change her life forever.Yet, old sins cast long shadows and not only does Janey's mother's wrath affect Janey's life, there are others whose sins risk destroying her, the people she cares about and her capacity to love again.

House of Secrets

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Author: Lynda Stacey

Publisher: Choc Lit

ISBN: 1781892911

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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A woman struggles to escape her past in a thriller boasting a “fabulous setting, gripping suspense and a masterful hero” (Milly Johnson). Madeleine Frost is finally free. After enduring her boyfriend’s increasingly controlling and bullying behavior, she has finally had enough. For her safety—and that of her young daughter—she is leaving. But where to? With little choice, Maddie ends up at her estranged father’s hotel, where she meets the rough-edged Christopher “Bandit” Lawless—an ex-marine and gamekeeper of the grounds—who hides his own painful past behind a hard exterior. After discovering the diary of a previous landowner, Maddie and Bandit find themselves immersed in the history of the old house, uncovering its secrets, scandals, and tragedies—and the truth about each other. But when Madeleine’s ex shows up, determined to reclaim what he believes is his, Maddie and Bandit will have to stand together and fight for the love they have only just found . . .

Pengarron Land

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Author: Gloria Cook

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630726

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The first in the captivating Cornish Pengarron sagas, perfect for fans of Poldark Kerensa Trelynne is excited about marrying her sweetheart Clem Trenchard, although it will be a wrench to leave Trelynne Cove and the little tumbledown cottage she shares with her grandfather, Old Tom. But when local landowner Sir Oliver Pengarron sets his sights on their land, everything changes. Old Tom offers a deal – he will let Sir Oliver purchase their home, but only if he agrees to marry his lowly granddaughter. Will Sir Oliver Pengarron take Kerensa to be his wife? And if so, what does this mean for Clem? Set in the sweeping beauty of Cornwall, this is the first installment of a passionate family saga series, perfect for readers of Margaret Dickinson, Elizabeth Gill or Linda Finlay.

Deadly Engagement

A Georgian Historical Mystery

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Author: Lucinda Brant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987073846

Category: Historical fiction

Page: 296

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England, 1763 Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London to the shocking news his estranged elder brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his best friend in a duel, but has become engaged to the woman Alec had hoped to marry. His friend's mother is convinced her son was murdered and wants Alec to prove it. As the deaths mount, Alec is forced to confront a cruel twist of fate....

Pengarron Dynasty

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Author: Gloria Cook

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630734

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The tangled lives and loves of the Pengarron family continue... Will the long-standing love triangle between Kerensa Pengarron, the beautiful wife of Sir Oliver, and her first love Clem Trenchard, ever be resolved? The christening of little Harry Pengarron unearths old scores, bringing Oliver and Clem face to face for the first time in years. And the next generation of Pengarrons must face its own problems when Luke, the embittered, crippled heir to the estate, is forced to flee from London after some unwholesome dealings with a secret and dangerous clique, known as the Society. Returning to Cornwall, he is determined to build a life for himself independent of his family, yet finds himself reluctantly caught up in their problems. Set in rugged late eighteenth century Cornwall, the fourth book in the the stunning Pengarron Sagas is perfect for fans of Linda Finlay, Val Wood and Poldark.

Pengarron Pride

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Author: Gloria Cook

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 178863070X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The second of the Pengarron sagas set in the mid-eighteenth century against the dramatic scenery of Mount's Bay, Penzance Forced into a marriage against her will, Kerensa Trelynne has adapted well to her change in circumstances. Eight years on she is the established lady of the manor, happy in the arms of her husband Sir Oliver Pengarron – who she has grown to love – and the devoted mother of three children. But when Kerensa sees the son of an old friend for the first time, she is horrified by his resemblance to her own husband. Discovering a truth she must never divulge puts her mind at rest, but when she realises it could help a friend in distress, Kerensa wonders if she should speak out, whatever the consequences for her own family. Fans of Dilly Court, Nicola Pryce and Poldark will love the breathtaking second book in the Pengarron Sagas.

Pengarron's Children

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Author: Gloria Cook

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630718

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The third novel in the Pengarron sagas set in the dramatic scenery of Mount's Bay, Penzance, during the mid-eighteenth century Jessica Trenchard is a spirited and, at times, wayward girl – to the point that her father Clem is considering remarrying, just to provide her with a suitable role model. But Jessica's tender care of the distressed and speechless girl she discovers in a field shows that she isn't just a fun-loving tomboy. Her compassion touches the heart of Kane Pengarron, eldest son of the Trenchards' landlord. Jessica's attempts to unearth the truth of her new friend's identity threaten her own safety and that of her oldest friend, Olivia, Kane's sister. For a murderous rogue who has been terrorising Mount’s Bay for years has very particular reasons for hating the Pengarrons... This thrilling third instalment in the Pengarron Sagas is perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin, Benita Brown and Poldark.

Declan's Cross

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Author: Carla Neggers

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488026610

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Rediscover this riveting novel by master of romantic suspense Carla Neggers, where an escape to an idyllic Irish seaside village is about to turn deadly. For marine biologist Julianne Maroney, two weeks in tiny Declan’s Cross on the south Irish coast is a chance to heal her broken heart. She doesn’t expect to attract the attention of FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, who are in Ireland for their own personal retreat. Ten years ago, art was stolen from a mansion in Declan’s Cross, but it has never been recovered, and the elusive thief never caught. Now, from the moment Julianne sets foot on Irish soil, everything goes wrong. The well-connected American diver who invited her to Ireland has disappeared. And now Emma and Colin are asking questions. As a dark conspiracy unfolds amid the breathtaking scenery of Declan’s Cross, the race is on to stop a ruthless killer…and the stakes have never been more personal for Emma and Colin. Originally published in 2012

Now We Are Six

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Author: Alan Alexander Milne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405230643

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9183

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