They called him the Demon Earl. They said he could do anything. Son of a rogue and a gypsy, Nicolas Davies was a notorious rake until a shattering betrayal left him alone and embittered in the Welsh countryside. Desperation drives quiet schoolmistress Clare Morgan to ask the Demon Earl to help save her village. Unwilling to involve himself in the problems of others, Nicholas sets an impossible price on his aid-only if Clare will live with him for three months, letting the world think the worst, will he intervene.
"Great start to a series!"
Things are looking up. For the first time in what feels like years, October "Toby" Daye has been able to pause long enough to take a breath and look at her life - and she likes what she sees. She has friends. She has allies. She has a squire to train and a King of Cats to love, and maybe, just maybe, she can let her guard down for a change.
The Little House books, which chronicled the pioneer adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, are among the most beloved books in the American literary canon. Lesser known is the secret, concealed for decades, of how they came to be. Now, best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert reimagines the fascinating story of Laura's daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, an intrepid world traveler and writer who returned to her parents' Ozark farm, Rocky Ridge, in 1928.
In the summer of 1947, Kate Herrick, widowed by the war, returns to Rose Cottage, her childhood home. A tiny thatched dwelling nestled in an idyllic country setting, Rose Cottage at first appears the picture of tranquility. But Kate soon discovers that someone has broken in; the papers that are the object of her have disappeared, and the village seethes with gossip. How harmless are her elderly neighbors, who are suspected of witchcraft?
"A beautiful classic"
Duncan Mackay will do anything to lift the curse from his family - even forfeit his own life. But his plans change when he encounters the woman from his dreams, literally. She is from the future, somehow has his lost sword, and can talk to the Dragon that is able to lift his family's curse. Brigid O'Neill has spent her life listening to the mythological legends from Ireland and Scotland. So, when an ancient sword lands at her doorstep and she starts dreaming of a rugged Highlander, she drops everything and takes on a quest that will alter everything she believes.
"story about heartache love and revenge"
A newly reissued edition of Agatha Christie’s ‘Mary Westmacott’ novel, a Crime of the Heart novel about love and anguish across the class divide. Everyone expected Isabella Charteris, beautiful, sheltered and aristocratic, to marry her cousin Rupert when he came back from the War. It would have been such a suitable marriage. How strange then that John Gabriel, an ambitious and ruthless war hero, should appear in her life. For Isabella, the price of love would mean abandoning her dreams of home and happiness forever. For Gabriel, it would destroy his chance of a career and all his ambitions….
Conversations from New Orleans, with Mary Matalin, James Carville, Robert Kraft, Julia Reed, Mitch Landrieu, and Jim Nantz.
Jon Meacham, Mike Allen and Evan Thomas, Mary Gabriel, Lee Child.
A look back on the week in Politics, with Jeff Greenfield, Mark Halperin, David Leonhardt, Greg Ip. Next, a conversation with Nicholas Wapshott. And finally, we remember Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans.
A look at the tragedy in Washington with Mary Ellen O’ Toole, former senior criminal profiler for the FBI, Tim Murphy, former FBI Deputy Director, and CBS Correspondent John Miller. Next, a conversation about Syria, with Gary Samore, of the National Security Council, and David Sanger, of The New York Times.
Up until recently, Freeman has been known primarily as a "feminist" writer, for her classic stories like "A New England Nun", and "The Revolt of Mother". However, she also wrote many well crafted supernatural stories which have only recently begun to attract appreciative critical attention. These stories combine pragmatism and supernaturalism and are very much in the tradition of an "Americanized" Gothic.
Three sisters in 1920s struggle to make ends meet and protect their mother from their violent father. Milly works in Southwells jam factory. Elsie dreams of a career on the stage, while little Amy runs wild with her friends. All three of the girls fear the unforgiving temper of their father and their courageous attempts to protect their defenseless mother will have dramatic, disastrous consequences for them all.
Wissen wir eigentlich, welche genialen Köpfe hinter vielen Erfindungen stecken, die unseren Alltag erleichtern? Häufig sind es eben nicht die männlichen Genies aus Naturwissenschaft und Technik, sondern Frauen, die aus den Erfahrungen ihres Alltags heraus ihre besonderen Talente kreativ zu nutzen wussten. Oft setzten sie ihre Ideen mit Beharrlichkeit gegen Standeszwänge und Ausbildungsbeschränkungen durch.
Carson Merrill loves only one thing more than Lone Creek Ranch - high school sweetheart Jessica Tate. He has plans to marry her, until one fateful night a devastating accident nearly kills her brother, James, and claims the use of his legs. Jessica flees to Nashville, blaming Carson for her brother’s paralysis. She avoids him - and James - for more than a year. Jessica returns to Lone Creek as one of the top producing land developers in the area, and she has one goal.
"Too short to achieve much"
Iris Crane's tranquil life is shattered when a letter summons memories from her bittersweet past: her first love, her best friend, and the tragedy that changed everything. Iris, a young Australian nurse, travels to France during World War I to bring home her 15-year-old brother, who ran away to enlist. But in Paris she meets the charismatic Dr. Frances Ivens, who convinces Iris to help establish a field hospital in the old abbey at Royaumont, staffed entirely by women - a decision that will change her life.
"A wonderful Book"
Sabrina Eckhart is losing it. Oasis, the restaurant she manages, is getting battered by a trendy newcomer, and with everyone looking to her for ideas, you could say she's under a little pressure. But wait, that's not all. Her evil landlady has given her until the end of the month to vacate her crummy apartment. And her thirtieth birthday is looming, reminding her of the milestones she's missed. No wonder she's distracted and driving off the rails...down the sidewalk, and nearly running over the man with amazing glutes.
Shakespeare lived for only 52 years, yet enriched the English language with an astonishing number of literary masterpieces. This dramatisation tells the story of Shakespeare's life in the boisterous days of the ageing Queen Elizabeth and the early years of her successor, James the First. It covers most of the known facts of his life and presents the man as well as the poet and dramatist.
This upbeat guide to caregiving gives information that is useful in a clear and easy to use format. Entertaining as well as informative, and told through the authors' own experiences, this audiobook details the sometimes surprising challenges of caregiving. A positive and upbeat book that takes on the hard issues of caregiving, and delivers sound advice to a generation dealing with the 'good news/bad news' conundrum that our ever increasing lifespan present to us.