Author: Cynthia Scott Hutchinson
St. Cyril of Jerusalem wrote: The dragon sits by the side of the road, watching those who pass. Beware lest he devour you. The late author Flannery OConnor suggested that no matterthe particular manifestation of the dragon, it is of this mysterious passage past him, or into his jaws, that stories of any depth will always be concerned to tell. If You Were Mine deals gently and compassionately with a very painful consequence of falling into sexual temptation from the perspective of a young womans experience. It is a love story turned tragic, as the protagonist fails to listen to her heart in her own defining moment before the dragona story told simply and sweetly, offering eventual hope, healing and release from the dragons jaws.
Author: Carol Lefevre
Publisher: Random House Australia
Category: Australian fiction
On the fourteenth of February 1962, in the outback settlement of Sugarbag, Esther Hayes looked out of the schoolhouse window and saw three children struck by lightning. The boys were playing cricket on a strip of stubble field that did for a schoolyard; minutes earlier she had heard them laughing as they hammered in the wicket.. Numbed by tragedy, Esther retreats into silence, while her young daughter, Aurora, is left to fend for herself. Aurora's childhood is played out against the backdrop of her father's absence and her mother's neglect, and she is forced to take comfort wherever she can. The fierce attachments she forms never seem to last - until she abandons Australia for Dublin, and her father's native Tipperary. If You Were Mine is a story of mothers and daughters, of the anguish of unexpected partings, and the intense delight that can descend out of the blue.
Author: Anne Schraff
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these books can be a powerful learning and coping tool when a struggling reader connects with credible characters and a compelling storyline. The highly readable style and mature topics will appeal to young adult readers of both sexes and encourage them to finish each eBook. Harriet Tubman HS Series - Jaris was furious. He would never keep a secret from Sereeta. And he was hurt that Trevor thought he was hot for another chick. He hired Amberlynn Parson because he thought she was best for the job. Period. But Jaris kept second-guessing his decision. Trevor stirred up Jaris's self-doubts. Jaris was often unsure of himself anyway. Like Pop, he was always questioning himself. He feared that the girl's looks had influenced him, and that thought bothered him.
Author: Bella Andre
Publisher: Oak Press, LLC
The last thing Zach Sullivan wants is to take care of his brother's new puppy for two weeks. Until he meets the dog trainer, that is. Heather is bright, beautiful, and he can't stop thinking about her. Unfortunately, she just might be the only woman on earth who wants nothing to do with him. Heather Linsey can't believe she's stuck working with one of the city's top dogs, auto-shop tycoon Zach Sullivan. Especially when his focus is clear from the start--not only to learn how to deal with his temporary puppy, but also to make Heather his. Having sworn off love at seventeen when she realized it was nothing more than a pack of lies, she has stuck to her vow never to fall for a charming man. But as Heather's determination to push Zach away only fuels his determination to get closer--and the sensual and emotional connection between them grows more and more undeniable--will the biggest Sullivan bad boy of all tempt her into believing in love again?
Author: Melanie Harlow
Theo MacLeod wasn't supposed to be the one.Tall, dark and handsome suits me just fine, but the cocky grin, know-it-all attitude, and mammoth ego? No thanks. I only hired him so I wouldn't have to sit at the singles table again. It was just pretend.He wasn't supposed to kiss me. My heart wasn't supposed to pound. We weren't supposed to spend the night together--the hottest night of my life. One night turns into a snowed-in weekend away, and even the blizzard of the century can't cool the fire between us. I can't get enough--of his smile, of his body, of the way he makes me feel.We're nothing alike. He's a daredevil, and I'm a nervous Nellie. He's a drifter, and I want to put down roots. He's an opportunist with a checkered past, and I'm a Girl Scout volunteer.But none of it matters when I'm in his arms.I know he's made mistakes. I know his wounds are deep, and he doesn't trust easily. I know he doesn't believe he could ever be enough to make me happy, but he could. All he has to do is stay.
Author: Rebecca Serle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Rosaline has been best friends with Rob since they were little kids. Recently, something deeper and more electric has entered their friendship, and when Rob returns after the summer break and asks Rosaline on a sort-of date, it seems they are destined to become a couple, just as Rosaline always knew they would be. The next day at school, a mysterious, beautiful girl arrives: Rosaline's long-lost cousin, Juliet. And suddenly it looks as if Rosaline might be about to lose her best friend AND her new boyfriend…
Author: Bella Andre
Publisher: Oak Press, LLC
Ohne dich kann ich nicht sein: Die Sullivans aus Seattle, Adam & Kerry
The Cavendish Mysteries
Author: Rebecca King
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Isobel is willing to do anything to secure her own future, and that includes climbing out of a window in the middle of the night to flee her abusive uncle. With nothing more than a few coins in her pouch and the clothes on her back, she disappears into the night wholly unprepared for the stark reality of life on the streets.He was too late to save her. Vowing vengeance upon the uncle responsible for her brutal murder, Dominic Cavendish, Lord Havistock returns home to grieve for the woman he thought he had lost. The hauntingly familiar figure he finds there changes his life forever. Suddenly Dominic is faced with an entirely new battle. Will he and Isobel discover the truth behind the complex web of lies and deceit that tore them apart? Can he persuade Isobel to place her trust in him once more and take a chance on their future happiness, despite the threat to their very lives?Book One of new the Cavendish Mysteries series begins the journey of four very special couples living in Regency England, whose courtship is anything but conventional!Cinders and Ashes, book two of this intriguing new series is available from 15th January 2013.
Author: Kathryn Shay
Publisher: Ocean View Books
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay writes fascinating, realistic contemporary romances. Her specialty is troubled teenagers. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kids and the men and women who teach them, as evidenced by this new book in the Bayview Heights series! Joe Taylor has followed in his father’s footsteps. A former journalist, he switches careers and becomes a high school teacher, just like Seth. He also loses his wife and is left a single father. When he returns to Bayview Heights to live and work, he settles in a wing of his family’s home. He has great childcare, is surrounded by unconditional support and a job he adores. But something’s missing. It’s time to move on. Juliet Mason returns to Bayview Heights High School to teach in the English Department. She left her job to have a baby five years ago and help her husband with his career as a U.S. Congressman. When she meets Joe, she sees a gentle, tender man who loves deeply. But because she’s married, they maintain a collegial relationship. Until her secret is revealed… The world of education and politics clash in this story of love and hope when Joe realizes that Juliet needs rescuing…and he’s the man to do it, even if Juliet has other ideas. If you like the Bayview Heights series, teacher romances and teacher student relationships, be sure to read COP OF THE YEAR, BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS, COUNT ON ME and BETWEEN TWO WORLDS. Praise for the Bayview Heights series: “Kathryn Shay will make you pull out a hanky for more than one intensely moving scene.” RT Book Reviews “You have to read this powerful, heart-wrenching story. Ms. Shay…is a truly gifted storyteller.” Old Book Barn Gazette “Shay’s heart-touching, sympathetic approach, powerful storytelling ability and depth of characterization of not only the main characters, but also the secondary characters, speak of first-hand knowledge of teens, challenges, and matters of the heart.” Word Weaving
Author: Rosanna Capursi
Monica Valentini is a 24-year-old young woman, who has a terrible accident and becomes a ghost. While she`s in the middle of life and afterlife, an archangel gives her a pendant so that she can pretend to be mortal, with only one condition: she will have fulfill a mission; however, Monica does not accomplish it to the letter and ends up falling in love with Christopher, a 27-year-old young man who will make her feel as if she were still alive. This is a work full of fiction, drama and romance. When I was young, I used to imagine that I would die being an old lady with the love of my life next to me, a marriage with my children, the life that you believe is ideal and dream of, but… what if something in your life happens that makes you change the way you think, the way you believe existence is? Though, I have to admit, when my life changed unexpectedly, a new one began, and made me see how is it that life and death are not so different from each other as I used to think. PUBLISHER: TEKTIME
Roman - Der New-York-Times-Bestseller
Author: Lisa Wingate
Publisher: Limes Verlag
»Lisa Wingates ergreifender Roman basiert auf verbrecherischen Adoptionen in den USA bis 1950.« (FÜR SIE) Der Dauer-New-York-Times-Bestseller, von den Goodreads-Lesern zum besten historischen Roman 2017 gewählt! Ein bewegender Roman über das kraftvolle Band, das Geschwister verbindet, über verborgene Geheimnisse und ihre heilende Wirkung, wenn man sie endlich lüften darf ... Ihre Geschichte beginnt an einem schwül-heißen Sommerabend im Jahr 1939, doch erst über 70 Jahre später wird sie erzählt werden können — aber davon weiß Avery Stafford noch nichts. Für sie hat das Leben keine Geheimnisse. Bis sie eines Tages auf die 90-jährige May Crandall trifft. Die Fremde erkennt ihr Libellenarmband, ein Familienerbstück, und sie besitzt ein Foto von ihrer Großmutter. Was hat May mit ihrer Familie zu tun? Avery stößt schon bald auf ein unglaubliches Geheimnis, das sie zurück in ein dunkles Kapitel ihrer Familiengeschichte führt ... Memphis, Tennessee, 1939: Die zwölfjährige Rill Foss und ihre vier Geschwister leben mit ihren Eltern in einem Hausboot auf dem Mississippi. Als die Kinder eines Tages allein sind, werden sie von angeblichen Beamten in ein Waisenaus gebracht. Rill hat ihren Eltern versprochen, auf ihre Geschwister aufzupassen. Ein Versprechen, das sie auf keinen Fall brechen will, aber es wird ihr alles abverlangen, vielleicht mehr als sie geben kann ... Ein zutiefst bewegender Roman, inspiriert von einer wahren Geschichte.
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
IS A SECOND CHANCE AT HAPPINESS WORTH RISKING EVERYTHING? EVEN A BEST FRIEND? Susannah has been living with Doug for eight years, acting as stepmother to his three unappreciative children and wondering why she doesn’t mind much when he sometimes sleeps in his study. She’s known her best friend Amelia since they were teenagers. Amelia never minces words, and Susannah doesn’t like hearing what Amelia has to say about her noncommittal relationship. At her brother’s wedding, Susannah runs into Rob—her first love, the love of her life. There’s no band on his ring finger, and Susannah begins to fantasize. Her fantasies turn to reality when Rob gives her a call. Susannah’s world is rocked by her rekindled feelings for Rob, then totally turned upside down by a revelation from Amelia. Just when Susannah and Amelia need each other the most, they are facing a crisis that threatens to tear their friendship apart. Without her familiar guiding star, Susannah must finally make some hard choices in order to grow up for good, no matter who or what she has to leave behind. Heartwarming, wise, and sophisticated, When You Were Mine is a story about first loves, best friends, and choices that will resonate with readers everywhere.
A Rosemary Beach Novel
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Gossip is the ultimate currency in Rosemary Beach, but Bethy and Tripp have managed to keep one big secret to themselves. Eight years ago, Tripp Newark was dating a rich girl he didn’t like and was on his way to Yale—and a future he didn’t want. The only way he could escape his predictable life would be to give up the money and power that came with his family’s name. And that’s exactly what he planned to do. At the end of the summer, he was going to ride off on his Harley and never look back. That was before he met Beth Lowry. It was only supposed to be a summer fling. She was a sixteen-year-old trailer-park girl who served drinks to his friends at Kerrington Country Club. They didn’t run in the same social circles. No one even knew they were friends, let alone lovers. Yet, for one summer, Bethy became his entire world. But he couldn’t give up on his plan. He needed to leave Rosemary Beach, but he vowed he would come back for her. Problem was, by the time he came back—years later than promised—it was too late. His cousin, Jace, had already claimed the woman he loved…
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Author: Clara Canceriana
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Author: Em Muslin
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Sometimes hope has a way of changing everything... Just hours after giving birth, Eli Bell is forced to give up her newborn baby daughter for adoption. Devastated, she tries desperately to rebuild her shattered life.
An Oxford Novel
Author: Lauren Layne
USA TODAY BESTSELLER • In this charming Oxford Novel, hailed by Keri Ford as “a sizzling-loud friends-to-lovers story,” Lauren Layne poses a provocative question: What do you do when you fall in love with your sister’s ex? A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister. Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game. Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford series can be read in any order: IRRESISTIBLY YOURS I WISH YOU WERE MINE SOMEONE LIKE YOU I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads: The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE The Redemption series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY | BROKEN | CRUSHED The I Do, I Don’t series: READY TO RUN | RUNAWAY GROOM | JUST RUN WITH IT Praise for I Wish You Were Mine “A smart, sexy, and absolutely irresistible read!”—USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly “I Wish You Were Mine is a sizzling-loud friends-to-lovers story with a unique twist of my-sister’s-ex-husband. A hot and sexy read with a strong bond of friendship make this a book you don’t want to miss.”—Keri Ford, author of the Turtle Pine series “I loved this book! I Wish You Were Mine is the perfect combination of sexy and sweet—with a refreshing dash of humor that had me laughing out loud. I couldn’t put it down, and I can’t wait to read more by this talented author.”—Mari Madison, author of Just This Night “Fans of Layne will enjoy this one, and for those new to Lauren Layne’s writing, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.”—Naughty Professora Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Author: Rebecca Serle
Publisher: btb Verlag
Es beginnt wie in einem Traum. Um halb acht Uhr abends betritt Sabrina ein New Yorker Restaurant, um nach guter alter Tradition mit ihrer besten Freundin Jessica Geburtstag zu feiern. Als sie durch die Tür tritt, traut sie ihren Augen nicht: Neben Jess erwarten sie dort in bester Feierlaune Sabrinas ehemaliger Philosophie-Professor, ihr Vater, ihr Ex-Verlobter Tobias – und Audrey Hepburn. Sie alle sind Wunschgäste einer geheimen Liste, die Sabrina vor langer Zeit anfertigte. Sabrina ist verzaubert und verwirrt, ihren Vater hat sie seit 20 Jahren nicht gesehen und Tobias, ihre große Liebe, stahl sich urplötzlich aus ihrem Leben. Darf sie auf eine zweite Chance hoffen? Und dann ist da ja auch noch Audrey Hepburn ...
Author: Tara Sivec
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
Das Leben ist eine rachsüchtige kleine Schlampe, findet Claire. Mit Mitte 20 ist sie unverheiratet, sexlos und Mutter eines vierjährigen Sohnes. Den sie liebt. (Wenn er schläft.) Aber selbst sie muss zugeben: Das Kind flucht wie ein Bierkutscher. Schlimmer kann es nicht kommen, dachte sie. Bis zu ihrem ersten Tag als unfreiwillige Sexspielzeugverkäuferin. Schuld an der ganzen Misere ist natürlich Carter. Er raubte ihr die Unschuld. Eine irre, unvergessliche Nacht. Und ein wahrhaft irrer Morgen, Hangover und ungewollte Schwangerschaft inklusive. Jetzt ist Carter wieder da, die Funken sprühen, der Sex-Drive rotiert. Bloß: Wie soll sie Carter erklären, dass das kleine Monster, das ihn soeben mit einem schnellen Kick in den Schritt zu Fall brachte, sein Sohn ist?