NASA's history is a familiar story, culminating with the agency successfully landing men on the moon in 1969. But NASA's prehistory is a rarely told tale, one that is largely absent from the popular space-age literature but that gives the context behind the incredible lunar program. America's space agency wasn't created in a vacuum; it was assembled from preexisting parts, drawing together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer.
"An enthralling and concise look at the birth of the space race!"
From best-selling author Kristin von Kreisler comes a poignant, uplifting novel of one woman's journey to healing, and the surprising soul mate that helps guide her there. Lila Elliot knows she's lucky. A shooting rampage at her office left several colleagues dead and others seriously wounded. Lila's injuries will heal in time. Yet though she gratefully retreats to her best friend's house to recuperate, Lila can't quite move past her fear and anger.
"for dog lovers"
Well-known for her powerful, passionate romance novels, Maisey Yates inspires an ever-growing fan following. In An Accidental Birthright, Alison Whitman visits an IVF clinic and gets pregnant. Then she learns a shocking truth - through a mix-up at the clinic, her unborn child is the heir of Maximo Rossi, the Prince of Turan! When Maximo learns of the pregnancy, he’s determined that no child of his will be born out of wedlock - and soon issues a royal command that Alison will find difficult to refuse.
"Makes Me Sick."
It is 1964: Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening uninvited, where he notices a heart-stoppingly beautiful woman. When Bert kisses Beverly Keating, his host's wife, he sets in motion the joining of two families. In 1988, Franny Keating, now 24, meets one of her idols, the famous author Leon Posen. After telling him about her family, she unwittingly relinquishes control over their story.
Lily was abducted from outside her high school gates. For eight long years, she's been locked away from the outside world. During that time she's changed from a girl into a woman. She's had a baby. And now she has seized her chance and escaped. Running for her life, with her daughter in her arms, she returns to her family and the life she used to know - to her much-loved twin sister, Abby; her mum; her high school boyfriend - and her freedom. But is it possible to go back?
"Dumb people. Story drug out."
Wyoming 1880. Childhood sweethearts Rose McKinley and Will Hyde have always been destined to marry, and with their parents just as keen on the match, there is nothing to stop them. Except perhaps Cora, Rose’s younger sister. Lovesick and hung up on Will, she is sick of the happy couple. So when the handsome Mr. Galloway comes to town and turns Rose’s head, Cora sees an opportunity to get what she wants: Will.
In the heat of the Rio Carnival, Ellie succumbs to her charismatic boss Diogo Serrador. But having taken her virginity, the Brazilian billionaire wants nothing more to do with her until he discovers she’s pregnant. Diogo will accept nothing less than taking Ellie as his bride. Their marriage is passionate by night but empty by day—for Diogo’s dark past has frozen his heart.
"Not a fan of male narrators in romance"
Money. Power. Prestige. These were the riches that destiny had awarded Edward Enger, but a greedy, ruthless family conspired against him and his own relentless desires enslaved him! As the descendant of a German immigrant, Edward built a business empire and dominated three generations of his family. Caldwell weaves the tale of a modern financial genius and the secret passions that obsessed him.
A stunning new emotional tour-de-force from the author of Shadow, Born to Run and War Horse. May, 1915. Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies - injured, thirsty, lost… and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy. Where has she come from? Is she a mermaid, the victim of a German U-boat, or even - as some islanders suggest - a German spy?
"Another Morpurgo Masterpiece!"
For weeks, Derringer Westmoreland was haunted by memories of a woman whose face he could not recall. But he wanted - he needed - to share that intense passion again. Now. When he finally traced his mystery woman, he was met with a surprise. His fantastic one-night stand was Lucia Conyers, his sister-in-law's best friend. And Lucia wasn't about to become one of Derringer's women. For the first time in his charmed life, the ranch owner had some wooing to do. And if he wanted to win Lucia's heart, he'd better be ready to risk his own.…
"I should have read the book before"
Their marriage has all the makings of a great romantic movie: a beautiful Mediterranean setting, a handsome prince, and fantastic sex. Too bad it's not real. When Prince Stefan Alexander weds Victoria Dane, the agreement between friends is supposed to be in name only to secure his crown. But it doesn't take long for buried passion to erupt. Victoria gave up a lot for this seemingly fairytale life with Stefan, but all too soon she discovers she's fallen in love with the "Playboy Prince".
Face-to-face with his ex-wife again, millionaire Marcus Keller received more than a jolt of deep attraction: He discovered he was a daddy. Vanessa had been pregnant when they divorced, bore him a son and kept it a secret. It was a betrayal he'd find hard to forgive. But there was no way he would walk away from his child...his heir.
"All you need to do is…pretend to love me." The task should be easy for Laura Parker - after all, Gabriel Santos is outrageously good-looking, it’s for one night only, and he is offering her a million dollars….
No problem's too big for CEO Alexander Bajoran - until a baby is left in his boardroom with a note stating he's the daddy. The mother must be Jessica Taylor, an unforgettable though regrettable one-night stand. Why would she do such a thing? When Jessica returns, desperate and remorseful, there's no way Alex will let her walk away with his son. And after discovering that she's connected to his jewelry empire's biggest rival, the mogul wonders if the pregnancy really was an accident. What will he gamble to keep his heir - and the woman who still has a stranglehold on his heart.
In the mid-19th century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or 'human computers', to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the women turned to studying images of the stars captured on glass photographic plates, making extraordinary discoveries that attracted worldwide acclaim.
What's worse than having telepathy in high school? Having telepathy in high school and then losing it. When class 10B got their flu shots and developed the unexpected side effect of telepathy, it seemed like the worse thing ever. But two years later, they've gotten used to their powers. They've even come to like them. And as they prepare to leave school, they're all making exciting plans - plans that involve them being Espies.
"A disappointing sequel"
This is the first academic study of sneakers and the subculture that surrounds them. Since the 1980s, American sneaker enthusiasts, popularly known as 'sneakerheads' or 'sneakerholics', have created a distinctive identity for themselves, while sneaker manufacturers such as Reebok, Puma and Nike have become global fashion brands. How have sneakers come to gain this status and what makes them fashionable?
The sheikh's last challenge. Stepping off his private jet in his designer suit, Sheikh Asad returns to his kingdom ready to secure his legacy. For beneath the starched white shirt beats the heart of a desert warrior! Iris Carpenter barely recognizes the man standing before her. He's more magnificent than he was six years ago and even more dangerous. Especially when the searing heat of his eyes burns hotter than the fierce desert sun.
Bitter life lessons have taught Crown Prince Maksim Yurkovich that duty must come before desire. His country needs an heir, so when he discovers his lover can't have children, he must sever their ties. Only Maks can't resist spending one last night in her bed. Now he faces the biggest diplomatic crisis of his life. Against all odds, Gillian Harris has become pregnant.
"Kiss me," he growled.... "And make it believable." Alone and scared on the dark streets of Moscow, staid, bespectacled Paige Barnes has no choice but to comply with the handsome stranger's command.... Little does Paige know she's been rescued by Alexei Voronova, Russian prince and her boss's deadliest rival. Now he has Paige unexpectedly in his sights, Alexei is prepared to play emotional Russian roulette to keep her close and discover her true motives. But in his splendid gilded palace his game of chance spins out of control and passion takes over....