At its height, the Order of the Knights Templar rivaled the kingdoms of Europe in military might, economic power, and political influence. For 700 years the tragic demise of this society of warrior-monks amid accusations of heresy has been plagued by controversy, in part because the transcript of their trial by the Inquisition - which held the key to the truth - had vanished.Templar historian Barbara Frale happened to be studying a document at the Vatican Secret Archives when she suddenly realized that it was none other than the long-lost transcript!
"Pulled the Plug Early on This One"
In her acclaimed 1993 book, Denying the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt called David Irving, a prolific writer of books on World War II, "one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial". The following year, after Lipstadt's book was published in the United Kingdom, Irving led a libel suit against Lipstadt and her publisher. Denial, previously published as History on Trial, is Lipstadt's riveting, blow-by-blow account of this singular legal battle.
"The world isn't changing ."
Genius scientist Mason Riley can cure world hunger, impress the media, and piss off the vice president of the United States all before breakfast. But he's not sure he can get through his high school class reunion. Then he meets the new girl in town. Adrianne Scott loves Sapphire Falls. The sleepy little town has been the perfect place to escape her fast-paced, high-stress lifestyle. Her only plans now include opening her candy shop and living a quiet, drama-free life. Until Mason Riley bids $400 just to dance with her.
"Great love story."
Donya Stewart's chest filled with the soft beating wings of butterflies when she first met Emmet Grayne's green eyes at the ripe age of five. Unable to identify the tugging pressure within her when in his presence, Donya moved through the first several years of her life addled by her feelings for the boy who was her best friend's brother and very much like her own sibling. But one cool autumn night in her mystifying teenage years, Emmet erases any ideas Donya has of him being anything like a sibling.
"A Rollercoaster Ride of Emotions"
Phoebe Sherwood is in love with the perfect man. Well, except for the fact that he's in love with someone else. But Phoebe isn't the type to let a little detail like that keep her from getting what she wants. And as she's plotting how to get him back, she meets the perfect solution: Joe Spencer. The city boy is in town to retrieve his sort-of fiancée - the woman who stole Phoebe's man - and when he hears Phoebe's plan to reclaim their respective soul mates, he's in.
There's nothing like summertime in Sapphire Falls, and Tucker Bennett is looking forward to hosting his best friend's four young sons for the next three months. This is their first trip to Tuck's farm since their father's passing, and he's fully prepared to step up for the boys. He's also thrilled by the instant attraction to their aunt Delaney. He's only ever wanted three things in life - his farm, a wife, and kids. He's already got the farm.
Nothing is more important to private investigator Sean Rogan than his relationship with FBI trainee Lucy Kincaid. But when his past catches up with him, Sean faces an ultimatum: clear his name and help the FBI take down a rogue agent, or go to prison and lose everything he holds dear. With only Agent Noah Armstrong as his back-up and forced to keep Lucy in the dark, Sean steps back into his old world. But the longer he’s undercover, the more dangerous the game becomes. More than Sean’s future with Lucy is at stake - so is his life.
Assigned to San Antonio’s Violent Crimes unit, Lucy Kincaid joins a team of seasoned veterans and newer agents for a task force called Operation Heatwave. It’s supposed to be a simple sweep of known offenders with outstanding warrants. But when Lucy and her team try to bust two local brothers for jumping bail, she walks into a hotbed of pure evil. Their names are George and Jaime Sanchez. They are charged with murder, drug trafficking, and worse. And one of them is still out there.
"love this series"
Travis Bennett is exactly the kind of guy Lauren Davis has been avoiding for the past nine years. Religiously. Stubbornly. Successfully. She knows too well how easy it is to let lust ruin perfectly laid plans. And a small-town farmer with no ambitions beyond the borders of his own cornfield is not going to change her mind. She's got important stuff to do. Her company is literally working to stop world hunger. Her plans are much bigger than Sapphire Falls. No matter how hot those farmers might be.
Chuck Dutton built Music City Salvage with patience and expertise, stripping historic properties and reselling their bones. Inventory is running low, so he's thrilled when Augusta Withrow appears in his office offering salvage rights to her entire property. This could be a gold mine, so he assigns his daughter, Dahlia, to personally oversee the project. The crew finds a handful of surprises right away. Firstly, the place is in unexpectedly good shape. And then there's the cemetery, about 30 fallen and overgrown graves dating to the early 1900s.
"Southern Ghost Story with All the Trimmings"
A new trainee at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Lucy Kincaid has already seen more than her share of murder and mayhem. Still reeling from the sex-crime case that sealed her reputation, she’s found a true friend and mentor in Agent Tony Presidio. No matter what goes down at the Bureau, Tony’s got her back - until he’s called to New York to help investigate the murder of a reporter with ties to Lucy.
Hailey Conner has been driving Ty Bennett crazy for years. And vice versa. It's kind of their thing. But Ty is ready to make their thing into something more. And he's moved in next door to make it happen. But is he really ready? Ty loves the confident, sassy, sexy mayor's ice queen act...because he loves making her melt. But he soon finds there's more underneath all that frostiness. And things are about to come to a full boil....
When Liv Dugan ducks out of work for lunch, it's just an ordinary day. When she returns, she stumbles onto a massacre. All her colleagues at Zuma Software have been shot. Only luck has left Liv unscathed, and that might be running out.... Liv suspects the shootings are tied to her past - and to the package she recently received from her long-dead adoptive mother. Sensing she's being followed, Liv jumps into a stranger's car and orders him to drive. Her "hostage" complies, listening carefully as her story unwinds.
Hope is in town only temporarily. She simply wants to have a cup of coffee with the father she's never known. That's it. She doesn't need to buy any Father's Day cards or have a date for any father-daughter dances. She just wants to have a conversation with the man who stole her mother's heart 26 summers ago in Sapphire Falls. But when her directions lead her to TJ's house instead, everything becomes a lot more complicated...and a lot more interesting.
Nicolas Deschanel was betrayed by the only two people who mattered to him. Their disloyalty stung, and an overwhelming sense of loss lingers. Nicolas has lived the high life, professing to not have a care in the world, and now this illusion is calling his bluff. Determined to take control of an existence now devoid of purpose, he sojourns to his family's holiday home on the Gulf of Mexico. Resolved more than depressed, he plans to privately say good-bye to a world that no longer needs him.
"This is a good but confusing series"
Lucy Kincaid is back - with a vengeance. It has been seven years since Lucy was attacked - and almost killed - by an online predator. Today, she is well on her way toward a new life. While waiting to begin her training at the FBI Academy, Lucy’s is tireless in her fight against cyber sex crime. Her current mission: to find out who killed a high-priced call girl linked to a powerful Congressman. A number of known prostitutes - with scores of high-profile clients - are turning up dead all over D.C. Is this the work of a depraved killer?
"Love the book Hate the narrator"
There's something in the earth deep below Elise Kavanagh's territory. A shadow is falling upon local demons to devour their flesh and harvest their souls. And it's coming for Elise next. The Union has an easy way out. They want to send Elise into hiding again with her former partner, James Faulkner. All she has to do is surrender the territory and trust that they can protect the ethereal ruins, the dark gate, and the city she's come to know as home
The daughter of a hard-drinking, smooth-tongued freethinker and a mother worn down by 13 children, Margaret Sanger vowed her life would be different. Trained as a nurse, she fought for social justice beside labor organizers, anarchists, socialists, and other progressives, eventually channeling her energy to one singular cause: legalizing contraception.
When Tabitha and her best friend, Leslie, were young, they made a pact to never get involved with the same guy. That wasn't a problem for Tabitha, especially as far as Leo Pesciano was concerned. Tabitha hated the guy. It didn't matter that he was good looking and all of the other girls drooled over him, and Leslie had a big crush on him. He was obnoxious and loved to rile Tabitha up, but when she is faced with life-altering challenges, Leo becomes her protector and her friend.
Mayson Grayne has witnessed all of her friends get their happily ever afters, but Mayson doesn't believe in her own HEA. The only man she ever loved deserted her more than 13 years ago after her best friend's tragic death. The only thing Mayson believes in is making it through each day, even though her past as an addict and her broken memories hang over her in a dark cloud. When Grant Alexander, Mayson's ex, suddenly reappears, her carefully regimented life is disrupted.