The Villa Girls is the story of four young women who decide that wherever they are in the world and whatever they're doing they'll meet every few years for a holiday together somewhere sunny. Despite life taking them in very different directions, their snatched days in the sun in little hidden villas are crucial to them all. Escape, celebration, recovery - over the years the holidays change their lives.
Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Cole and Linda Porter, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos - all are summer guests of Gerald and Sara Murphy. Visionary, misunderstood, and from vastly different backgrounds, the Murphys met and married young and set forth to create a beautiful world. They alight on Villa America: their coastal oasis of artistic genius, debauched parties, impeccable style, and flamboyant imagination.
Absorbing and escapist, The Villa on the Riviera is perfect summer listening for fans of Rachel Hore and Santa Montefiore. Polly Smith is struggling to make a living as an artist when her friend and patron, Oliver, invites her to the south of France. But her world is unexpectedly turned upside down when she digs out her birth certificate to apply for a passport. Her parents are not who she believed them to be - even her name is different.
Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. As a savvy businesswoman, she knows she must be prepared for anything...but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan.
In Rome's crowded Campo dei Fiori, a woman rushes up to two carabinieri lounging in their sunglasses and uniforms, insisting that her 16-year-old daughter has just been abducted. Detective Nic Costa sees the scene unfold and intervenes. Because Costa knows what the two officers don't: that in the morgue at Rome's police headquarters, a forensic pathologist is examining the strange, mummified corpse of another girl, whose disappearance and death bear haunting similarities.
Imagine that there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine that there is a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women have shared a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine just those things (don't even try to imagine the love story) and you'll have a foretaste of Tom Robbins's eighth and perhaps most beautifully crafted novel - a work as timeless as myth yet as topical as the latest international threat.
"More excellent Robbins"
José Doroteo Arango Arámbula, mejor conocido por su seudónimo Francisco Villa o el hipocorístico de éste, Pancho Villa, fue uno de los más notables jefes de la revolución mexicana, cuya actuación militar fue decisiva para la derrota del régimen del entonces presidente Victoriano Huerta.
Pepa Villa, taxista en Barcelona" es una colección de lecturas para estudiantes de español que desean entrar en contacto con la lengua coloquial. En Una operación arriesgada, Loli, una peluquera del barrio barcelonés de Gracia, quiere operarse para aumentar sus pechos. Su amiga Pepa Villa la acompaña a la Clínica Melo, un famoso centro de cirurgía plástica y estética.
Lectura graduada para adultos. Nivel B1."Pepa Villa, taxista en Barcelona" es una colección de lecturas para estudiantes de español que desean entrar en contacto con la lengua coloquial. Sin la neutralidad habitual de los materiales de enseñanza, sin censurar las expresiones vulgares o el argot de uso cotidiano, seguimos a Pepa Villa, una joven taxista que siempre acaba envuelta en situaciones y enredos divertidos.
Lindsay Christianson seemingly has it all, until one phone call changes everything and forces her to choose between her perfect life and her professional dreams. The choice seems clear when the opportunity to propel her career abruptly sends her across the country, leaving everything she loves behind. Navigating a new city with a broken heart and a job where her colleagues will do anything to sabotage her, the pressure quickly becomes too great.
Lectura graduada para adultos. Nivel A1."Pepa Villa, taxista en Barcelona" es una colección de lecturas para estudiantes de español que desean entrar en contacto con la lengua coloquial. Sin la neutralidad habitual de los materiales de enseñanza, sin censurar las expresiones vulgares o el argot de uso cotidiano, seguimos a Pepa Villa, una joven taxista que siempre acaba envuelta en situaciones y enredos divertidos.
Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler probably shouldn't have fallen in love, let alone gotten married. They're both plagued with faulty genes - he has bipolar disorder and she has a ravaging family history of breast cancer. But when their paths cross on the night of Lucy's 21st birthday, sparks fly, and there's no denying their chemistry. Cautious every step of the way, they are determined to make their relationship work-and they put it all in writing. Mickey promises to take his medication. Lucy promises not to blame him for what is beyond his control. He promises honesty.
"Sad, yet great insight into real life situations"
I've found it's easy to share my body but not my soul. I need no one, yet I crave her. Self-assured and independent, she doesn't need me, but she wants me, and undeniably I want her too. At war with myself as I battle the secrets of my past, I don't know if I can allow her to see the darkest parts of me, the parts I've left untouched - undone. As she chips away at the walls I've built for years, I fear those secrets will hold me hostage from love forever.
Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year.
"It was good. Couple of twists I didn't see coming."
One afternoon, not long after Kelly Thorndike has moved back to his hometown of Baltimore, an African American man he doesn't recognize calls out to him. To Kelly's shock, the man identifies himself as Martin, who was one of Kelly's closest friends in high school - and, before his disappearance nearly 20 years before, skinny, white, and Jewish. Martin then tells an astonishing story: he's had a plastic surgeon perform 'racial reassignment surgery.'
"Is this really the future?"
When Tess Angel receives a solicitor's letter inviting her to claim her inheritance - the Villa Sirena, perched on a clifftop in Sicily - she is stunned. Her only link to the island is through her mother, Flavia, who left Sicily during World War II and cut all contact with her family. Initially resistant to Tess going back to her roots, Flavia realises the secrets from her past are about to be revealed and decides to try to explain her actions.
"Ok for a light holiday read.."
Jessica Harper is the epitome of perfection. She's a good daughter, makes excellent grades, and always strays on the safe side of life. The last thing she thought would ever happen was falling in love with her best friend's brother. But sometimes fate just has a way of bringing two people together. Wide receiver for the University of Arizona, Gabe Garcia seems to have it all. When his feelings for Jessica come to surface, Gabe will give up everything to be with her.
Lectura graduada para adultos. Nivel A2."Pepa Villa, taxista en Barcelona" es una colección de lecturas para estudiantes de español que desean entrar en contacto con la lengua coloquial. Sin la neutralidad habitual de los materiales de enseñanza, sin censurar las expresiones vulgares o el argot de uso cotidiano, seguimos a Pepa Villa, una joven taxista que siempre acaba envuelta en situaciones y enredos divertidos.
Beneath layers of volcanic ash lies the Villa della Notte, home to first-century nobles, as well as to the captivating slave girl at the heart of an ancient controversy. And secreted in a subterranean labyrinth rests a cache of antique documents believed lost to the ages: a prize too tantalizing for classics professor Sophie Chase to resist.
The irresistible wit and charm of Alexander McCall Smith's New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series has won over countless fans. The same subtle humor and enchanting characterizations are full on display in At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, the third entertaining novella starring Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld.