After a long while of insecurities about Grace and her ability to provide me an heir, our fears were overcome when our children, one by one, began entering the world at a steady pace.
Our world had gone right back to the Eden-like way it had been before me brother and his wife had disturbed it.
Just as I thought nothing else would go wrong, I was hit with a tragedy.
Grace was by my side for everything, and I found myself loving her more than I had before, if that was even possible...
My world nearly ended as my sister-in-law, Clair offered to have a child with Jacob, due to my lack of giving him any.
Thankfully, Jacob sent his brother and his little family away from us. And in no time at all, everything changed for us. Son after son came our way. I'd given my husband not one heir but several.
Bliss returned to our small home, only to be followed by tragedy once more. With the loss of his father, Jacob seemed to cling to me even more so. Our love grew in that time, making things ...
A fate-reading dancer struggles to make her most important vision come true; four outcast shamans are summoned to a green pyramid.
Before Saint's Summit contains two novellas: The Battle Dancer and The Ascenders. An earlier version of each won an honorable mention from the Writers of the Future contest.
Please note: Neither novella fully resolves on its own -- they're meant as lead-ins to The Red Wraith, a historical fantasy set in a magical version of Early America.
Going into Dublin as Charlotte O'Brian had given me the worst case of nerves I'd ever had. The children and I had made an agreement about what Charlotte had offered us.
The first thing I found was that a gorgeous, sophisticated, wealthy man had eyes for the late women whose identity was given to me. David Fitzgerald was out of my league. I knew it, he did not.
It had never occurred to me that my daughter would be in danger of being taken away from me. David was the only person who could help me. My mind tried hard to stay on task, my body wanted the man, leading me to a place I was sure was taking me straight to hell...
I'd had eyes for Charlotte for years, but when she came back into town after she and our niece had survived a shipwreck, I knew I had to make my play for her a lot harder than I had been.
She was different. More caring, and she glowed from within with a radiance she hadn't had before.
All I could think about was getting under her skirt, making her mine, and ...
Lita - Going Home
Farrell Family Saga - Book2
In After the War, Before the Peace - Book 1 the saga of the Farrell Family began. In Lita-Going Home, the Farrell Family has moved on from their days of avenging wartime atrocities and are preparing to relocate to an area near Jackson, Wyoming. Michael Farrell has married Lita Villasenor and they are expecting a baby. Michael has Lita's full support in the move from Mexico to Wyoming, but Michael feels that she needs one last visit to her family before making the move.
Against discouragement from the family, he and his brother, Joe, embark on a journey down into Mexico where moments of both happiness and horror challenge that decision. I hope this family continues to touch your heart and that you'll want to read on to see how the brothers fare as husbands, fathers and ranchers in this rambunctious continuation of the Farrell Family adventures.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." ? Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina is the story of an unhappy marriage, a doomed affair, and has been called the greatest novel ever written.
Life with Charlotte Grace was like a fairy tale. She gave me more than I could've ever dreamt possible. A family, one of hers and one of ours. I had sons!
Our love was unstoppable.
Life moved much too fast for us. Old age took us over, but it never took our love away.
I loved the woman until the very end, and then I loved her more.
David was everything Jacob wasn't. Life with him was one fantasy after another.
He gave me more children, a thing that frightened me at first. But soon I found all Jacob's fears of me dying if I gave birth again where for nothing.
Our years were spent happily, and they ended way too soon.
Once left alone, I kept having horrible dreams where Jacob and David were calling out to me. And how was I supposed to pick only one of the men to spend eternity with...
Les Misérables is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, particularly the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. Les Misérables has been popularized through numerous adaptations for film, television and the stage, including a musical.
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This is the story of Willow 'Twig' Olsen, a woman of scandinavian descent, who was trapped into an existance of traditional servitude for the first thirty eight years of her life, and what transpires after her last parent dies, and she is finally free to seek male companionship, as she has long desired. What happens thereafter is a whirlwind of unexpected events that lead to greed, deception, and eventually murder.
This book goes far above and significantly deeper than any simple romance... or many suspense thrillers. Readers will be compelled to discover each detail; to keep turning the pages.
This is a suspenseful thriller of beauty, tenderness, havoc, and calm, tossed together in chapters that electrify and stun.
This is one, approx. 300 page Novel, that ought to to be made into a movie. I see Charlize Theron as Willow Olsen and Brad Pitt as Lonnie Doolittle. One could even visualize George Clooney as J. Zachery Tyrone...
The Red and the Black tells the story of Julien Sorel's life in a monarchic society of fixed social class. It is a historical psychological novel which chronicles the attempts of a provincial young man to rise socially beyond his modest upbringing through a combination of talent, hard work, deception, and hypocrisy. He ultimately allows his passions to betray him. The novel has a two-fold literary purpose, being both a psychological portrait of the romantic protagonist, Julien Sorel, and an analytic, sociological satire of the French social order under the Bourbon Restoration.
Sally's plans to attend university in Cambridge are destroyed when a tornado hits the countryside. Her parents force her to marry the farmer she hid in the root cellar with. His name is Jeremiah and he is the definition of simple. With her dreams burned away, Sally tries to adjust to married life only to face more disaster - a murder and a realization that no one in White Oaks is who they seem. As more truths are uncovered, even more violence follows. Something changes inside of Sally. She becomes a new creature as she begins to think of herself as something more than her current station in life. Those who stand in her way will see the full capacity of her cruelty.
THE BLOOD FACTOR - (Book 1, A Multigenerational Saga)
In 1861 the civil war has started in the small town of Plymouth, North Carolina. Sugar Hill is a successful plantation of blacks, whites and mulattos who escape to safety to get through the war by relocation and sleight of hand.
Years before the war started, the first Godly owner wanting to right the wrongs of his sires, freed the slaves. The wealthy no longer slaves find that it is not so easy to detangle their life from the Master, or other people with blood ties, who dared to journey through the underground.
At the same time, there is a struggle to deal with the desires of men to keep them oppressed and in slavery, and others wanting them free but not equal.
What started out to be a clear path of you go your way and I go mine, is now a tangled mess that it will take the good Lord to detangle.
Join the Jones and Haughton family on a journey like no other as they test the blood factor. Is blood thicker than water? Is it more ...
A Family Saga through California's Rich History...
When twenty-something Nicole Sinclair stumbles on DNA reports that document an ancestry far different from her father's narrative of a white, northern European background, she enlists the help of her great grandmother to investigate their roots. As she and Great Gram ignore her father's protests and search for documents in the attic of a historic San Francisco Victorian, the family's actual history unfolds.
Their true Californio ancestors include a Spanish soldier in the Portola expedition to explore Alta California, a captured Ohlone native and a girl whose family walks with the De Anza settlers eighteen hundred miles from Sinaloa to the San Francisco Bay. Nicole slowly unravels the mysteries of her 250-year family tree, from California's native inhabitants and its earliest European colonizers through the generations to the Gold Rush.
How does her origin story unfold after the arrival of those Spanish explorers? Can she and Great ...
Donna of Sciacca by Janet Sierzant is a compelling story about an Italian woman whose story begins in Brooklyn. Her mother was born in America, and her father emigrated from Sicily. Sometimes the two cultures clashed. When Jeanette falls in love with her cousin, the family makes sure they are separated. On the rebound, she marries someone else, but the relationship is doomed from the start. Jeanette returns to Brooklyn to fulfill her father's desire to reconnect with his family back in Sciacca. In the process, she falls in love again. But her life is about to take another turn.
Janet Sierzant skillfully weaves the threads of this Roman Catholic Italian immigrant family into a rich, spellbinding story. It is one of the best books that I've read in a long time... Jaims Art
John Jacobs was trained by the best to kill. Through his elite military status, he killed professionally and covertly. He was prepared well for everything... almost. Deception can follow you home. It changes everything. One thing is for sure: deception is a stone-cold killer.
John has a lot of secrets, including his own identity. As a government operative, he has to. He lives a dual life - one filled with good coffee, family, hopes and dreams; and one filled with strategy and secret identities and the blood of many on his hands. The blood on his hands is not the blood of innocents.
This is a book about one man's struggle to balance his love of country and family, while at the same time honoring his commitment to both.
Centered around his home town of New Orleans, Redmon's novel shares a strong dose of romance. It is a classic battle between good and evil, freedom and oppression. And, ultimately, it is about the redemptive power of love.
Set against the backdrop of the rise in ...
Eva's third adventure sees her diverted from assignment in Italy to befriend an Italian aristocrat who may be shipping Nazi plunder from the Russian front out of Europe. She discovers that the plunder is funding an uberweapon for the Third Reich that may alter the course of WW2. Her adventure takes her from Europe to South America as she hunts down the renegade scientist developing the weapon
Henry Chainbridge and his team or irregulars, led by Nicklaus Brandt, are sent to Berlin to rescue spymaster Peter de Witte, who is about to be handed over to Himmler's SS and may expose Eva, Chainbridge's and Brandt's identities.
Its a race against time...
It's Christmas in Chicago in 1889, and amateur sleuth, Madeline Donovan, is looking forward to a joyous holiday. Since the tragedy, it has always been a difficult time for her, but she is determined this year will be different, perhaps even Jonathan will be here.
But that all changes abruptly when the mysterious red box with the dangling silvery bells attached arrives on Erie Street. The contents will shock her and the police, and set her on a path to stop a murderer.
All novels are unique and do not require reading the series in any order.
For more information about the Madeline Donovan mystery series, book excerpts, and to view trailers, please visit my website at www.madisonkentbooks.com
"Puja Guha is a writer who knows the world of international finance, politics, and intrigue in a way very few have understood it before. But it's her writing that shines above all else."
- Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times Bestselling author of WHERE IT HURTS
SPY GAME meets A RUSSIA HOUSE with terrorism.
Former spy Petra Shirazi is forced to work with her nemesis the Ahriman, a retired Iranian assassin, to stop a terrorist plot against international commerce in Washington DC.
After the events of AHRIMAN: THE SPIRIT OF DESTRUCTION, Petra Shirazi settles into a life in Paris under the alias of Ana Zagini. Her new world comes crashing down after a visit from a former Agency colleague forces her back into fieldwork. As they race to stop a mole that has infiltrated the Agency, they uncover an insidious plot to destroy the leadership of the International Monetary Fund and place it in the control of a corrupt Russian politician. The investigation spirals downward and she is forced to ...
Celebration and scandal... Edmund Gale and Juliet Turner are getting married, and almost everyone is happy about it. With a much-anticipated visit to London and preparations for their wedding underway, Juliet has but a little time to endear herself to her future mother-in-law, and is determined to succeed, despite all obstacles.
Louisa Turner is happy that all her sisters will shortly be married, although she cannot abide being left the last to wed. A visit in London with the handsome Nash Weston amongst their party will surely change all that - but when his manner towards her changes, will she take a risk too far and ruin everything?
PLEASE NOTE: Although this book is part of the DERRY WOMEN SERIES, there is no cliffhanger. It is true that the characters get older as the series progresses, but each book is a complete story, and can be enjoyed without having read the previous book.
" If you have stumbled across this page and haven't read the whole series from the start, then you don't know what you are missing, drop everything, download all five books in the series and settle in for some serious laughter to help keep you warm this winter! Looking forward to the next book and still wondering why this series hasn't been scooped up for the movie rights!!!"--MarlaB, Amazon reviewer
When an armed robbery at Final Spinz, the dry cleaners where hardened matriarch Fionnuala Flood works, leads to the death of beloved pensioner Mrs. Ming, the ensuing investigation unleashes dark secrets that promise to bring Fionnuala closer to her husband Paddy, her mother Maureen, and the four children of her brood still in town. Or tear ...
It is early in the spring of 1969. Jeff Jones, a 22 year old drifter with a troubled past is working at a lumber yard in northern New Hampshire. Battling depression and loneliness, he quits his job and moves on once again. Hitchhiking south, he winds up in the Massachusetts mill town of Stiller.
On the way, Jeff scores a ride with an attractive young hippie girl. She's headed to a commune in California and enthusiastically describes the counter culture movement to him. He is interested and impressed, but declines an offer to join her at ride's end. However, the woman gives him contact information should he change his mind in the future.
Once in Stiller, Jeff rents a room at the local YMCA. Next door to him lives a guitar-playing free spirit from Pennsylvania named Tom Slade, who is about Jeff's age. He goes mostly by "Slade" and also the nickname "Shotgun". Slade, also a drifter, is an idealist who is fascinated with all aspects of life. A charismatic figure, he's excited about simply ...
During the year 926, an innocent maiden named Gwennic and her two guides were imprisoned in Corfe Castle. Witchcraft was suspected and the people of Corfe anticipated public executions.
Escape was imperative for the three prisoners, not only to save their lives but also to discharge a royal commission. An undertaking had previously been made to King Aethelstan in Winchester to protect his secret illegitimate son, the heir to the throne of Wessex, relocated to Corfe, identity unknown.
The heir was not the only mysterious castle resident. Other disguised inhabitants included a royal witch hunter, a spy aligned to the kingdom of Mercia and an assassin hired by a treacherous contender for the throne.
Outside the castle walls, an army of carnivorous pillagers supplemented by dark magic users approached Corfe. The terrified villagers looked to the garrison for protection. Once again, a siege was imminent.
What happened to Gwennic and the heir?
Join the Jones and Haughton family on their journey as they continue to test the blood factor. Yes, blood is thicker than water. Yes, it is more powerful than the color of the skin. Yes, it is strong enough to hold their family together. Yet, this commitment does not extend to people outside of their family.
It is 1865, the civil war is over and the wealthy no longer slaves are now free on paper. They soon discover that papers saying you are free, are not enough to eradicate the bone deep hatred that men have for others that are different.
Now, they face new perils of hatred. The Ku Klux Klan hate them for being colored and mixed. The Jim Crow laws are put in place to ensure separate but equal. Separate yes, equal no. What can they do to make things separate and truly equal?
How does a family of mixed blood live out their lives in harmony? Is there any hope that their colorful family of blacks, whites and mixed can live out their lives together in peace?
Join this family as they ...
"On the Field of Glory" is a historical novel by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz. The novel tells a story of a young impoverished Polish nobleman and his love for a young aristocratic woman. The story is set during the reign of King John III Sobieski up to the eve of the Battle of Vienna.
The Citadel of Fear is a lost world story and focuses on a forgotten Aztec city, which is "rediscovered" during World War I.
"The sun, he thought, had grown monstrous and swallowed all the sky. No blue was anywhere. Brass above, soft, white-hot iron beneath, and all tinged to redness by the film of blood over sand-tormented eyes. Beyond a radius of thirty yards his vision blurred and ceased, but into that radius something flapped down and came tilting awkwardly across the sand, long wings half-spread, yellow head lowered, bold with an avid and loathsome curiosity. "You!" whispered the man hoarsely, and shook one great, red fist at the thing. "You'll not get your dinner off me nor him while my one foot can follow the other!"
Policemen on patrol in a dangerous area of Paris hear a cry coming from the Poivrière bar and go to investigate. There is evidence of a struggle. Three dead men are lying on the floor, and a wounded man, who is certainly the murderer, stands in a doorway. He tries to escape, but gets caught. Senior inspector Gévrol thinks that the case is straightforward - a pub brawl that ended in murder, whereas his young colleague Lecoq thinks that there is more to the affair than meets the eye. Under interrogation, the suspect maintains that he is an acrobat named Mai, but Lecoq believes he might be the Duke of Sairmeuse and that he doesn't want his identity to be revealed, for his family pride.