Na een slopende ziekte is de moeder van de zeventienjarige Grace Adams overleden en haar vader John, een populaire advocaat, wordt overladen met medeleven. Terwijl de directe omgeving niets dan goeds over John wil horen, heeft Grace haar vader opeen heel andere manier leren kennen, Uit een misplaatste loyaliteit jegens haar moeder houdt Grace echter haar mond en probeert ze het verleden te vergeten.
Eine Geschichte voller Liebe, Kojoten und kaputter Traktoren
Das hat Trevor gerade noch gefehlt: Ausgerechnet er, der Reisen und fremde Menschen hasst, stolpert auf einem Geschäftstrip in die Arme einer schrulligen alten Dame - und damit geradewegs in ein Abenteuer, das sein geordnetes Leben völlig auf den Kopf stellt. Denn die kauzige Lady reist nicht allein: Im Gepäck hat sie die Asche ihrer drei verstorbenen Ehemänner. Und den Plan, die perfekte Ruhestätte für sie zu finden - um jeden Preis.
Zurück in Kanada ist Trevor froh um seinen gewohnten Alltag. Doch die Zeit mit der alten Dame lässt ihn nicht los - und sie hat ihn verändert: Plötzlich begreift er, was es wirklich heißt zu lieben...
Eine ganz besondere Freundschaft, ein unvergesslicher Sommer und eine große Liebe
Een ouderwets, gezellig kinderfeest eindigt dramatisch met een moord. Hercule Poirot stuit op een aantal raadselachtige sterfgevallen en hij tracht alle stukjes van de puzzel op hun plaats te krijgen. Tenslotte slaagt hij erin om de krankzinnige kindermoordenaar te ontmaskeren.
From the author of the Magellan biography, Over the Edge of the World, a mesmerizing new account of the great explorer.
Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history. Yet Columbus made three more voyages within the span of only a decade, each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity. These later voyages were even more adventurous, violent, and ambiguous, but they revealed Columbus's uncanny sense of the sea, his mingled brilliance and delusion, and his superb navigational skills. In all these exploits he almost never lost a sailor. By their conclusion, however, Columbus was broken in body and spirit. If the first voyage illustrates the rewards of exploration, the latter voyages illustrate the tragic costs- political, moral, and economic.
Néfertiti et Akhenaton, Ramsès II et Néfertari, Ramsès III et Tyi... La chronique des pharaons égyptiens est emplie d'histoires d'amour où la passion, la jalousie, l'ambition, la tendresse, la tragédie occupent tour à tour le premier plan, jusqu'à l'ultime reine, Cléopâtre, volontaire, impulsive et sensuelle, qui conquiert César et tombe amoureuse d'Antoine.Romancière et historienne, Violaine Vanoyeke redonne vie à cette galerie de personnages devenus légendaires. Nous entrons dans les secrets et les intrigues de la cour, où la religion se mêle aux appétits de pouvoir ; nous visitons les appartements des épouses, les harems, les salles des palais où se concoctent les philtres d'amour. Autant de récits à la fois véridiques et romanesques qui nous font découvrir de l'intérieur la vie et la civilisation de l'Egypte antique.
Vom ersten Moment an ist Merlon von der schönen Cherry verzaubert. Doch sie ist mit dem Boss einer gefährlichen Bande liiert, der ihr jegliches Vertrauen in das männliche Geschlecht geraubt hat. Merlon sieht nur eine Möglichkeit, sie für sich zu gewinnen. Er muss sie entführen und nach Amarantus bringen, der Welt der Elfen. Doch die Zähmung der widerspenstigen Cherry erweist sich als schwieriger, als gedacht. Irgendjemand hat es nicht nur auf das Leben seiner schönen Gefangenen abgesehen, sondern spinnt eine gefährliche Intrige, die sie alles kosten könnte - ihre Liebe, ihre Zukunft und sogar ihr Leben.
“To say this book was good would be an understatement – it was kick ass and a bag of chips on top. …As a new to me author she tick all my boxes with very descriptive language and with a clear structure to the plot – I was loving the little side stories that she used to gel the plot together while opening me up to a whole slew of characters that were just as easy to hate as they were to love.” ~ Erotic Horizons
“I enjoyed this story so much that I went back and reread it after reading it once. The characters just jump off the page, and I could picture each one clearly.” ~ Coffee Time Romance & More
“I’ve read about many amazing women in urban fantasy, but this is the first time I meet a stripper-bouncer-half werewolf-witch-friendly-crossbow sniper who is experiencing some serious memory issues. Impressive, isn’t she? But Alexa wasn’t the only super heroine in this novel; the author did some significant ass kicking too—with her writing of course.” ~ Pagan Culture
Someone wants their perfect weapon back, only she’s not coming quietly.
Alexa Wells wants her life back. She’s just not sure what that life was. The memories inside her head—a stripper’s—aren’t hers, and before she humiliates herself onstage one more time, she sets out to collect the scattered pieces of her mind. The trail leads to Boston, charges of identity theft and murder, and the real bombshell: a forgotten werewolf lover who insists she’s a werewolf hybrid.
Matt York doesn’t care that she looks at him like he’s been smoking crack between court cases. Now that he has her back he’s not about to let her go it alone, even if she can easily kick ass and take names all by herself. Amnesia only scratches the surface of her problems, and like it or not, she’s stuck with him.
She’s also stuck with Robert Gamboldt, a venture capitalist who’s not above murdering his way to the top. He’s not about to lose his prize possession without playing dirty. It’s a simple enough offer. Be his personal assassin, or go to jail.
With options like that, it’s enough to make a hybrid go full-blood.
Warning: Delicious sexual tension with a werewolf who’ll wait as long as it takes for his hybrid werewolf mate to come around.
Die willensstarke Alanna verspürt nur wenig Lust, ihre Tage als Hofdame zu verbringen. Stattdessen fasst sie einen gewagten Plan: Mithilfe ihres Zwillingsbruders schlüpft sie in die Rolle des Pagen Alan und tritt ihren Dienst am Königshof in der Hauptstadt Corus an. Die Ausbildung zum Ritter ist hart und die Gebräuche und Sitten in Corus sind der jungen Alanna sehr fremd. Zudem muss sie ihr Geheimnis hüten und weiß nicht, wem sie trauen kann. Auf dem langen Weg zur Erfüllung ihres großen Traumes trotzt Alanna vielen Gefahren - aber lernt auch das freie, wilde Leben eines Ritters kennen ...
Free choice? There's no such thing, according to Lee Morris. Choice is pre-ordained by your personality. Stratton Park racecourse faces ruin in the hands of a squabbling family. Lee is slowly sucked into the turmoil, unwillingly on the surface but half-understanding the deep compulsions that influence his decisions. One road leads to safety, another to death. How do you know which is which? Lee's choices and their consequences bring deadly results, but the road out of the quicksand is there, if he can find it. Horses and racing are familiar ingredients, but this time there are also children, houses, roots and decisions. Danger? Naturally. Stratton Park racecourse is worth multi-millions, and all of the Stratton family are playing to win.
About the Author
Dick Francis has written forty books, all of them bestsellers. He has published thirty-seven novels and is widely acclaimed as one of the world's finest thriller writers. Dick Francis lives with his wife Mary on an island in the British West Indies.
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Kailin Gow is the award-winning, international bestselling author of over 80 distinct books. At the 2011 BEA, it was announced, Kailin Gow won 7 awards in fiction (the most awards in fiction) at the 2nd Annual International Book Awards! As of April 2011, Kailin Gow received a firm commitment from a major worldwide game developer to have her book series: The Frost Series, PULSE, Wicked Woods, and other books turn into games. PULSE, her YA vampire series, is being developed into a film. The Stoker Sisters series and the Wicked Woods series are being developed into international, interactive web/tv series.
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Troy Phelan, a 78-year-old eccentric and the 10th-richest man in America, is about to read his last will and testament, divvying up an estate worth $11 billion. Phelan's three ex-wives, their grasping spawn, a legion of lawyers, several psychiatrists, and a plethora of sound technicians wait breathlessly, all eyes glued to digital monitors as they watch the old man read his verdict. But Phelan shocks everyone with a bizarre, last-gasp attempt to redistribute the spoils, setting in motion a legal morality tale of a contested will, sin, and redemption.
Our hero, Nate O'Riley--a washed-up, alcoholic litigator with two ruined marriages in his wake and the IRS on his tail--is dispatched to the Brazilian wetlands in search of a mysterious heir named in the will. After a harrowing trip upriver to a remote settlement in the Pantanal, he encounters Rachel Lane, a pure-hearted missionary living with an indigenous tribe and carrying out "God's work." Rachel's grave dedication and kindness impress the jaded lawyer, so much that a nasty bout of dengue fever leads him to a vision that could change his life.
Back in the States, the legal proceedings drag on and Grisham has a high time with Phelan's money-hungry descendents, a regrettable bunch who squandered millions, married strippers, got druggy, and befriended the Mob. The youngest son, Ramble, is a multi-pierced, tattoo-covered malcontent with big dreams for his rock band, the Demon Monkeys. Will Nate get straight with Rachel's aid? Do the greedy heirs get theirs? What's the real legacy of a lifetime's work? The Testament is classic Grisham: a down-and-out lawyer, a lot of money, an action-packed pursuit, and the highest issues at stake. It's not just about great characters; it's about the question of what character is. --Rebekah Warren
From Publishers Weekly
A traditional gangbuster Grisham opening?in which an aged billionaire outfoxes his greedy heirs by signing a bombshell will, then jumps to his death?gives little clue how this seductive tale will develop. The novel also features the usual attorney hero and legal action, but Grisham confounds expectations by sweeping readers into adventure in the Brazilian wetlands and, more urgently, into a man's search for spiritual renewal. Nate O'Riley, 48, is a drunk. He's also a top D.C. attorney who, winding up his fourth rehab stint in 10 years, is asked by his firm to find one Rachel Lane. The illegitimate daughter to whom the firm's client, tycoon Troy Phelan, has left his entire $11 billion fortune, Rachel is a missionary-physician tending Indians somewhere in Brazil's Pantanal region. Nate's experiences there prove nightmarish, including fierce storms, a plane crash, dangerous animals, hunger and, finally, dengue fever, which nearly kills him. But as Grisham crosscuts from Brazil to D.C. and the sleazy machinations of Phelan's other children and their lawyers to negate Phelan's will, readers will wonder which is the real jungle; never has Grisham revealed so nakedly his contempt for the legal profession. What Grisham holds dear is made clear in his unforgettable portrait of Rachel, whose serenity and integrity stun Nate, while inspiring him to forsake forever his lust for booze, power and money and to turn toward God. The message (which isn't entirely new to Grisham; see The Street Lawyer) and the storytelling that conveys it aren't subtle, but Grisham's smart use of the suspense novel to explore questions of being and faith puts him squarely in the footsteps of Dickens and Graham Greene. Sincere, exciting and tinged with wonder, this novel is going to sell like an angel, and deservedly so. Agent, David Gernert. 2.8 million first printing. (On-sale date: Feb. 1) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
След векове, прекарани в мир, експериментът на планетата Джиджо наближава трагичния си край. Шестте изгнанически раси, избягали там от Петте галактики, са открити от древни врагове. Ужасяващите джофури готвят планове за местните обитатели: програма за геноцид и насилствено размножаване с оглед на собствените им жестоки цели…
Дейвид Брин е създал галактическа панорама на чудеса и мъдрост, прозрения и приключения — и разкрива загадки, които може би лежат в сърцето на вселената.
The latest installment in the phenomenally popular Redwall series will captivate fans. Jacques adds to his cast of memorable characters with two new deliciously nasty villains: Korvus Skurr the raven and Sicariss the snake, who are seeking the four jeweled eyes of the Great Doomwyte Idol, as is the current batch of adorable Redwall heroes. Jacques’ trademark anagrams and clever riddles finally lead the heroes to the glittering treasure. There are some particularly delightful new characters, including an always-hungry Scottish rabbit, Laird Bosie McScutta of Bowlaynee, and the charming tawny owl Aluco. Although this newest title won’t stand alone, series followers will be tickled by references to Redwall history and the chance to adventure (and dine) with the squirrels, moles, mice, and porcupines of Jacques’ unique world. Grades 5-8. --Debbie Carton
"The latest installment in the phenomenally popular Redwall series will captivate fans." -_Booklist_