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A Magical New York Christmas PDF Book By Anita Hughes

A Magical New York Christmas

  • Author: Anita Hughes
  • ISBN Code: : 1250774535
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 625 Readers
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"There’s plenty to love in this sparkling Christmas rom-com."—Publishers Weekly A magical holiday love story set at the glamorous Plaza Hotel in New York City. It’s Christmas week when 26-year-old Sabrina Post knocks on the door of the Vanderbilt suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, ready to accept the ghostwriting position for the memoir of Grayson Westcott—a famous art dealer. A struggling journalist, Sabrina can't believe her luck: a paycheck and six nights in her own suite at the Plaza. She feels like Eloise, the heroine from her favorite children’s books. To make the job even more exciting, Grayson recounts how he worked as a butler at the Plaza sixty years ago for none other than the author of the Eloise books, Kay Thompson. What promises to be a perfect week is complicated when Sabrina meets Ian Wentworth, a handsome British visitor, at the hotel bar. When Ian assumes Sabrina is another wealthy guest at the hotel, she doesn’t correct him —a decision she doesn’t regret after learning that Ian is a member of the British aristocracy. But, things are not what they seem. The truth is: Ian is not a wealthy lord; he’s actually the personal secretary of Lord Spencer Braxton. As the week unfolds, will Sabrina and Ian learn the truth about one another? Filled with the magic that can only be found at the Plaza Hotel during the holidays, and revealing facts about the author of the Eloise books, Anita Hughes's A Magical New York Christmas is both a holiday treat and a heartwarming story that reminds us that falling in love is the greatest miracle of all.

The Butler Cove Series (Books 1-4) PDF Book By Tasha Boyd,Natasha Boyd

The Butler Cove Series (Books 1-4)

  • Author: Tasha Boyd,Natasha Boyd
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Natasha Boyd
  • Page : 1350 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 669 Readers
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Special bundle containing EVERSEA, FOREVER JACK, MY STAR MY LOVE and ALL THAT JAZZ: **Over 30% off regular price of the individual books!** Start the awarding winning series with EVERSEA: A Hollywood A-list mega-star, on the run from his latest scandal and with everything to lose. An orphaned, small-town, Southern girl, held hostage by responsibility and self-doubt. A chance encounter that leads to an unlikely arrangement and epic love affair that will change them both forever. A vivid and emotional series! Readers have said "a new, fresh, take on every girl's fantasy" with "evocative and memorable writing" that makes you want to "book a trip to imaginary Butler Cove!" Eversea (Jack and Keri Ann part 1) Forever, Jack (Jack and Keri Ann part 2) My Star, My Love (Jack and Keri Ann bonus Christmas book) All That Jazz (Jazz and Joey).

The Butler PDF Book By Wil Haygood

The Butler

  • Author: Wil Haygood
  • ISBN Code: : 147675327X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 112 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 897 Readers
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This mesmerizing companion book to the award-winning film, The Butler traces the Civil Rights Movement and explores crucial moments of twentieth century American history through the eyes of Eugene Allen—a White House butler who served eight presidents over the course of thirty-four years. During the presidencies of Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan, Eugene Allen was a butler in the most famous of residences: the White House. An African American who came of age during the era of Jim Crow, Allen served tea and supervised buffets while also witnessing some of the most momentous decisions made during the second half of the twentieth century, including Lyndon B. Johnson’s work during the Civil Rights Movement and Ronald Reagan getting tough on apartheid. But even as Allen witnessed the Civil Rights legislation develop, his family, friends, and neighbors were still contending with Jim Crow America. Timely, “poignant and powerful” (Kirkus Reviews) The Butler also explores Eugene Allen and his family’s background along with the history of African Americans in Hollywood and also features a foreword by the film’s director Lee Daniels.

Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays PDF Book By James Patterson,Steven Butler

Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays

  • Author: James Patterson,Steven Butler
  • ISBN Code: : 0316456209
  • Publisher : Jimmy Patterson
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 145 Readers
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Dog Diaries is the first book written by a dog AND a #1 New York Times bestseller! When mischievous mutt, Junior, causes a Turkey Day disaster, getting out of the doghouse will take a Christmas miracle! Are you ready for a festive adventure? Join me, Junior on the most PAWSOME, most BARKTASTIC journey through the HOWLIDAY SEASON. You'll read all about: FANGSGIVING, CRITTER-MESS and the mysterious SAINT LICK. Why strange humans called CAROL come and howl at the front door. And why SHINY TREES suddenly sprout inside your kennel! This will be the best holiday EVER! As long as the Mom-Lady doesn't find out what I did to the Fangsgiving turkey. You can keep a SECRET, right? This hilarious, illustrated MIDDLE SCHOOL spin-off about a dog and his boy is perfect for younger readers!

Christmastide: Its History, Festivities, and Carols PDF Book By William Sandys

Christmastide: Its History, Festivities, and Carols

  • Author: William Sandys
  • ISBN Code: : 1465605207
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 297 Readers
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IT would not be consistent with the proposed character of this work to enlarge on the Christian dispensation, as connected with the sacred feast of Christmas; to show Christianity as old as the Creation; that the fall of man naturally involved his punishment; and hence the vicarious sacrifice of our Saviour to redeem us from sin and death. These are subjects to be entered on by those who have had opportunities, if not of thinking more, at least of reading more, relative to them, than the writer of these pages, whose leisure hours are few, and whose endeavour will be to give, in as popular and interesting a manner as his abilities will enable him, some information respecting the mode of keeping this Holy Feast, particularly in England, in the olden times, and in the middle ages. The Nativity is hailed by Christians of all denominations, as the dawn of our salvation; the harbinger of the day-spring on high; that promise of futurity, where care, sin, and sorrow enter not, where friends long severed shall meet to part no more; no pride, no jealousy, no self (that besetting sin of the world) intruding. Well, then, may we observe it with gratitude for the unbounded mercy vouchsafed to us; for the fulfilment of the promise pronounced in the beginning of the world, releasing us from the dominion of Satan. A promise which even the Pagans did not lose sight of, although they confused its import, as a glimmering of it may be traced through their corrupted traditions and superstitious ceremonies. Has the early dream of youth faded away purposeless?Ñthe ambition of manhood proved vanity of vanities? Have riches made themselves wings and flown away? or, has fame, just within the grasp, burst like a bubble? Have the friends, the companions of youth, one by one fallen off from thy converse; or the prop of advancing age been removed, leaving thee weak and struggling with the cares of life; or, has Òthe desire of thine eyesÓ been taken from thee at a stroke? Under these and other trials, the Christian looks to the anniversary of the Nativity (that rainbow of Christianity) as the commemoration of the birth of the Blessed Redeemer, who will give rest to the weary, and receive in his eternal kingdom all those who truly trust in him. And well may His name be called, ÒWonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace!Ó The season of Christmas, however, was not only set apart for sacred observance, but soon became a season of feasting and revelry; so much so, that even our sumptuary laws have recognised it, and exempted it from their operation. When Edward the Third, in his tenth year, endeavoured to restrain his subjects from over luxury in their meals, stating that the middle classes sought to imitate the great in this respect, and thus impoverished themselves, and became the less able to assist their liege lord, he forbade more than two courses, and two sorts of meat in each, to any person, except in the great feasts of the year, namely, ÒLa veile et le jour de No‘l, le jour de Saint Estiephne, le jour del an renoef (New YearÕs Day), les jours de la Tiphaynei et de la Purification de Nostre Dame,Ó &c.Ê

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries PDF Book By Otto Penzler

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

  • Author: Otto Penzler
  • ISBN Code: : 0345802993
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Page : 672 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 801 Readers
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Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.

Unconscious Memory PDF Book By Samuel Butler

Unconscious Memory

  • Author: Samuel Butler
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Page : 242 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 176 Readers
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"Unconscious Memory" by Samuel Butler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Remains of the Day PDF Book By Kazuo Ishiguro

The Remains of the Day

  • Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • ISBN Code: : 0345809335
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 358 Readers
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Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker Prize-winning masterpiece became an international bestseller on publication, was adapted into an award-winning film, and has since come to be regarded as a modern classic. The Remains of the Day is a spellbinding portrayal of a vanished way of life and a haunting meditation on the high cost of duty. It is also one of the most subtle, sad and humorous love stories ever written. It is the summer of 1956, when Stevens, a man who has dedicated himself to his career as a perfect butler in the one-time great house of Darlington Hall, sets off on a holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and, unexpectedly, into his own past, especially his friendship with the housekeeper, Miss Kenton. As memories surface of his lifetime "in service" to Lord Darlington, and of his life between the wars, when the fate of the continent seemed to lie in the hands of a few men, he finds himself confronting the dark undercurrent beneath the carefully run world of his employer.

Please Mrs Butler PDF Book By Allan Ahlberg

Please Mrs Butler

  • Author: Allan Ahlberg
  • ISBN Code: : 0141928034
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 96 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 447 Readers
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Happy 30th birthday, Please Mrs Butler! This witty collection of school poems by Allan Ahlberg, re-jacketed for its 30th anniversary and for a whole new generation of school children to fall in love with, is full of typical classroom events that will be recognized and enjoyed by everyone. From never-ending projects, reading tests, quarreling, making-up, excuses and 'Please, Sir, it isn't fair.' Fritz Wegner's line drawings beautifully complement the hilarious and poignant verses. Please Mrs Butler was voted the most important twentieth-century children's poetry book in a Books for Keeps poll.

A Question of Trust PDF Book By Angeline Fortin

A Question of Trust

  • Author: Angeline Fortin
  • ISBN Code: : 1465863796
  • Publisher : My Personal Bubble LLC
  • Page : 403 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 892 Readers
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He planned to get rich the old-fashioned way... By marrying into it. When Jack Merrill becomes Earl of Haddington inheriting not only a title but the devastating debt that came with it, his friends convince him that the quickest solution is a wealthy bride! When he stumbles upon Kitty Hayes, he’s certain he’s found the perfect wife. She’s full of a fire and spirit that challenges him. She’s also a wealthy heiress. But Kitty is a married woman! Can he wait it out until she finds her freedom? After years in an abusive marriage, Kitty Hayes flees Boston hoping to find protection and anonymity with her sister, Eve MacKintosh, now Countess of Glenrothes, in Scotland, while she petitions for a divorce from the man who has made her life a living hell. Mistaken for her sister, she encounters Jack Merrill who seeks friendship, he claims, but Kitty knows what he is hoping for! To her surprise, he’s not at all what she expected but rather a caring and affectionate man. But Kitty knows a scoundrel man like Jack will never realize the man he could be—the loving husband she’d always hoped for and the father her daughter needs. A man she can trust. That doesn’t mean she can’t want something more from him, so Kitty negotiates a deal with Jack. The money he needs to save his earldom if he becomes her lover in return. It’s a bargain that gives Jack everything he needs, but he soon discovers that it doesn’t give what he truly wants. When Kitty’s life is threatened by her former husband, will he realize the truth before it’s too late or will Jack just stand aside and let Kitty walk out of his life forever?

Kindred PDF Book By Octavia E. Butler

Kindred

  • Author: Octavia E. Butler
  • ISBN Code: : 0807083704
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 392 Readers
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The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

The Butler Speaks PDF Book By Charles MacPherson

The Butler Speaks

  • Author: Charles MacPherson
  • ISBN Code: : 0449015920
  • Publisher : Appetite by Random House
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : House & Home
  • Reviews : 587 Readers
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Host a dinner party * Make a bed * Set a table * Use the proper fork * Polish silver * Prepare high tea * Present a calling card * Make conversation * Fold a shirt ... all with the charm, ease and sophistication of a butler. Now in its fifth printing, this beautifully illustrated style, etiquette and entertainment guide lays out the essentials of entertaining and household management in a clear, straightforward style. For anyone who rents or owns--be it a small urban condo or a lavish country estate--The Butler Speaks includes everything you need to know to simplify, organize and care for your home. Charles MacPherson offers modern advice on personal style and etiquette--how to receive guests; present your business card; make polite dinner conversation-- and advice on entertaining at home--how to make a cheese plate; hold your cutlery; set a table--all with the flair, charm and unpretentious grace of the butler.

Black Butler PDF Book By Yana Toboso

Black Butler

  • Author: Yana Toboso
  • ISBN Code: : 0316237000
  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Page : 197 pages
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 227 Readers
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Terrorizing its populace, Jack the Ripper has shaken London to its very core. But when Sebastian Michaelis, singular butler of the Phantomhive house, lays bare the madman's true identity, all that is left for him to do is eliminate the perpetrator in the name of the Queen and Phantomhive. But inhumanly efficient skills don't guarantee victory when the opponent is just as supernaturally gifted! And though Sebastian may be able to save Ciel from physical harm in the battle that ensues, will the young earl ever recover from the emotional scars it will leave on his heart?

Miracle on 10th Street PDF Book By Madeleine L'Engle

Miracle on 10th Street

  • Author: Madeleine L'Engle
  • ISBN Code: : 1524759333
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 174 Readers
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Celebrate the season with this beautiful and inspiring collection of thoughtful reflections on Christmas from the bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time. For more than seventy years, Madeleine L’Engle’s writing have delighted and inspired readers. In her stories, essays, poems, journal entries, and letters, she returned again and again to the beauty of Christmas, illuminating the holiday with her singular insight and imagination. Miracle on 10th Street includes excerpts from her most cherished works, reflecting on Advent, Incarnation, Epiphany, mystery, and redemption. In these pages, L’Engle points to the marvels and curiosities that fill everyday life. And, as always, she shows herself to be a one-woman force for celebration—fully believing that delight and wonder must mark the life of anyone who sees God’s love at work.

An Anthology of Christmas Murders - Terror, Tinsel and Turkey PDF Book By Annie Coyle Martin,Julius Falconer,Peter Good,Peter Hodgson,Neal James,Andrew Malloy,James McCarthy,Steve Morris,Harry Riley,Derek Rosser

An Anthology of Christmas Murders - Terror, Tinsel and Turkey

  • Author: Annie Coyle Martin,Julius Falconer,Peter Good,Peter Hodgson,Neal James,Andrew Malloy,James McCarthy,Steve Morris,Harry Riley,Derek Rosser
  • ISBN Code: : 1782283579
  • Publisher : Pneuma Springs Publishing
  • Page : 188 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 694 Readers
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Murder comes in all shapes and sizes. It also comes at inconvenient times. Christmas, for example. This anthology has all the classic motives: blackmail, revenge, lust, greed, anger… Murder by meat-hook, piano-wire, scarf, knife, hammer, golf-club, bullet, syringe … It’s all here, at your elbow. And there’s more! Humour, intrigue, suspense…

Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher PDF Book By Edward H. Bonekemper

Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher

  • Author: Edward H. Bonekemper
  • ISBN Code: : 1596981660
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 430 Readers
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Ulysses S. Grant is often accused of being a cold-hearted butcher of his troops. In Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher, historian Edward H. Bonekemper III proves that Grant's casualty rates actually compared favorably with those of other Civil War generals. His perseverance, decisiveness, moral courage, and political acumen place him among the greatest generals of the Civil War; indeed, of all military history. Bonekemper proves that it was no historical accident that Grant accepted the surrender of three entire Confederate armies and won the Civil War. Bonekemper ably silences Grant's critics and restores Grant to the heroic reputation he so richly deserves.

Improbable Fiction PDF Book By Jan Cohn

Improbable Fiction

  • Author: Jan Cohn
  • ISBN Code: : 082297293X
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Page : 308 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 933 Readers
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A compelling account of the life of Pennsylvanian writer Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958). Through the examination of the tension between her seemingly contradictory domestic and professional identities, Jan Cohn illuminates precisely why Rinehart's accomplishments are so remarkable.

In Search of Mercy PDF Book By Michael Ayoob

In Search of Mercy

  • Author: Michael Ayoob
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429947282
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 293 Readers
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Winner of the Shamus Award for Best First Novel Dexter Bolzjak is an ex–hockey goalie who was abducted and tortured by perverted sports fans eight years ago. Now he's muddling along in a Pittsburgh warehouse when he meets an old, terminally ill drunk named Lou Kashon. Lou wants to see his lost love, the actress Mercy Carnahan, and offers Dexter a fortune to find her. Dexter embarks on the search, retracing Mercy's past online and on foot. Soon, Mercy begins to haunt Dexter, appearing in his dreams while flashbacks to his own traumatic experience plague his waking hours. Dexter persists and follows Mercy's trail to New York, where he finds a voyeuristic film of the actress recorded shortly before her disappearance. Once Dexter connects that film to its source, he finds himself trapped in the ultimate nightmare. Michael Ayoob's first novel offers a captivating new PI and a provocative mystery.

The Knot of a Knight PDF Book By Linda Rae Sande

The Knot of a Knight

  • Author: Linda Rae Sande
  • ISBN Code: : 1946271373
  • Publisher : Twisted Teacup Publishing
  • Page : 330 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 278 Readers
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His love for her is real. But is she telling him the truth? Horse trainer by day and agent of the Crown at night, when Sir Randolph receives an offer to help a baroness train a timid filly, he’s happy to oblige. But with no horse in sight and the sneaking suspicion he’s been set up for love, he and the beautiful young widow Lady Xenobia hit it off immediately. There’s only one problem – what is the fine Lady doing with a hidden stash of suspicious-looking bank notes? Yearning for an independent life, Rachel spends her days balancing the books for her mother’s business. But when a dashing son of an earl with a need for an accountant sets his sights on her, she finally sees her chance. He might not be heir to the earldom, but Mark Merriweather is a cunning businessman searching for a wife… and he feels an attraction to Rachel which is impossible to deny. With a matchmaking cousin pulling strings in the background and secrets bubbling to the surface, will this pair of budding couples find the happiness they desire? And as passion begins to flare amid rumors of embezzlement and counterfeit banknotes, will their relationships fall apart before they even begin? If you adore gripping Regency Romance novels set in the heart of 19th-century British Aristocracy, then The Knot of a Knight is a tale you won’t want to miss. With a dash of mystery and plenty of romantic suspense, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat. Scroll up and grab your copy now.

The Legend of the Christmas Witch PDF Book By Dan Murphy,Aubrey Plaza

The Legend of the Christmas Witch

  • Author: Dan Murphy,Aubrey Plaza
  • ISBN Code: : 0593350820
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 56 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 250 Readers
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From Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza and creative partner Dan Murphy comes the long lost tale of the Christmas Witch, Santa Claus's much misunderstood twin sister. The perfect gift for the holiday season and beyond! Gather ‘round the fire to hear a Christmas legend that has never been told before...until now. Each year a mysterious figure sweeps into town, leaving behind strange gifts in the night. No, not Santa Claus, but his sister… The Christmas Witch. Her story begins many, many years ago when her brother was torn away from her as a child. Raised alone by a witch of the woods, Kristtōrn’s powers of magic grew, as did her temper. Determined to find her long lost twin, she set out on a perilous journey across oceans to find him. But what she found instead was a deep-seated fear of her powers and a confrontation that would leave the fate of Christmas hanging in the balance. From award-winning producer and actress Aubrey Plaza and her creative partner Dan Murphy comes a holiday story unlike any told before. With all the richness of classic folklore, they’ve woven a tale of bravery, love and magic. Whatever you thought you knew about Christmas…think again.

Defending Jacob PDF Book By William Landay

Defending Jacob

  • Author: William Landay
  • ISBN Code: : 0345527593
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 501 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent . . . tragic and shocking.”—Associated Press NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • Boston Globe • Kansas City Star Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life: his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob. Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob. Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family. It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense. How far would you go? Praise for Defending Jacob “A novel like this comes along maybe once a decade . . . a tour de force, a full-blooded legal thriller about a murder trial and the way it shatters a family. With its relentless suspense, its mesmerizing prose, and a shocking twist at the end, it’s every bit as good as Scott Turow’s great Presumed Innocent. But it’s also something more: an indelible domestic drama that calls to mind Ordinary People and We Need to Talk About Kevin. A spellbinding and unforgettable literary crime novel.”—Joseph Finder “Defending Jacob is smart, sophisticated, and suspenseful—capturing both the complexity and stunning fragility of family life.”—Lee Child “Powerful . . . leaves you gasping breathlessly at each shocking revelation.”—Lisa Gardner “Disturbing, complex, and gripping, Defending Jacob is impossible to put down. William Landay is a stunning talent.”—Carla Neggers “Riveting, suspenseful, and emotionally searing.”—Linwood Barclay

The Wedding Game PDF Book By Jane Feather

The Wedding Game

  • Author: Jane Feather
  • ISBN Code: : 0553898396
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 361 Readers
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In this captivating romance about the inimitable Duncan sisters and their clandestine matchmaking service, a handsome new client throws youngest sister Chastity into an unexpected quandary. Chastity listens to Dr. Douglas Farrell’s distressingly unromantic requirements for a wife: wealth and social status. Her instinct is to refuse service to the tall, muscular, dark-eyed physician, but she can’t turn away a paying client. Yet the doctor conceals a secret. He’s prepared to sacrifice his bachelorhood for his true passion: caring for the poorest of London’s poor. Of course, his dream requires capital. For that, he is convinced he needs a well-to-do, well-connected wife. Little does Chastity know that if she ever learned the selfless truth, the handsome doctor just might steal her heart. And if Douglas ever lifted the veil that covers this mysterious woman, he might discover his perfect match.

Fledgling PDF Book By Octavia E. Butler

Fledgling

  • Author: Octavia E. Butler
  • ISBN Code: : 9781583228043
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 118 Readers
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Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s last novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.

Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year PDF Book By Beth Kempton

Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year

  • Author: Beth Kempton
  • ISBN Code: : 1982151870
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 489 Readers
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A delightful guide to a stress-free holiday season filled with mindfulness, joy, self-care, and festive magic. What if the month of December were soothing instead of stressful? Now you can celebrate a new kind of holiday season—one where you radiate calm and cultivate delight. Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year leads you out of the darkness of winter and back to the enchantment of an authentic and attainable Christmas season filled with merry gatherings, thoughtful gift-giving, and meaningful observations of annual traditions. Covering the time period from late November to early January, this joyful guide embraces all the festive holiday build-up and then welcomes the new year in a holistic, nurturing way. Author Beth Kempton gently encourages you to prioritize your holiday hopes and take a slower, more mindful approach to your celebrations. Kempton also offers helpful suggestions for making the most of winter, and recommends using this quiet time to dream new dreams, set goals, and aspire toward a beautiful year ahead. Filled with personal stories, tips, and advice for staying calm and connecting with others, Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year provides a cozy retreat from the pressure of striving for perfection. Instead of starting the New Year exhausted, in debt, and filled with regret, you will rejoice in the memories of the season feeling rested, rejuvenated, inspired, and calm.

Santa's Christmas Library: 400+ Christmas Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends (Illustrated Edition) PDF Book By O. Henry,Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,Charles Dickens,William Shakespeare,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Martin Luther,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Anthony Trollope,Brothers Grimm,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,George Macdonald,Leo Tolstoy,Henry Van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats,Eleanor H. Porter,Jacob A. Riis,Susan Anne Livingston,Ridley Sedgwick,Sophie May,Lucas Malet,Juliana Horatia Ewing,Alice Hale Burnett,Ernest Ingersoll,Annie F. Johnston,Amanda M. Douglas,Amy Ella Blanchard,Carolyn Wells,Walter Crane,Thomas Nelson Page,Florence L. Barclay,A. S. Boyd,Edward A. Rand,Max Brand,William John Locke,Nora A. Smith,Phebe A. Curtiss,Nellie C. King,Booker T. Washington,Lucy Wheelock,Aunt Hede,Frederick E. Dewhurst,Maud Lindsay,Marjorie L. C. Pickthall,Jay T. Stocking,Anna Robinson,Florence M. Kingsley,Olive Thorne Miller,M. A. L. Lane,Elizabeth Harkison,Raymond Mcalden,F. E. Mann,Winifred M. Kirkland,François Coppée,Katherine Pyle,Grace Margaret Gallaher,Elia W. Peattie,F. Arnstein,James Weber Linn,Anne Hollingsworth Wharton,Elbridge S. Brooks,Isabel Cecilia Williams,Anton Chekhov,Armando Palacio Valdés,André Theuriet,Alphonse Daudet,Benito Pérez Galdós,Antonio Maré,Pedro A. De Alarcón,Jules Simon,Marcel Prévost,Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer,Maxime Du Camp,Mary Hartwell Catherwood,F. L. Stealey,Kate Upson Clark,Marion Clifford,E. E. Hale,Willis Boyd Allen,Edgar Wallace,Georg Schuster,Harrison S. Morris,Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson,Matilda Betham Edwards,Angelo J. Lewis,Vernon Lee,Guy De Maupassant,Saki,Bret Harte,Robert E. Howard,William Francis Dawson,Hamilton Wright Mabie,Christopher North,Susan Coolidge,Oliver Bell Bunce,Phillips Brooks,William Drummond,James Russell Lowell,Alfred Domett,Reginald Heber,Dinah Maria Mulock,Margaret Deland,John Addington Symonds,Edward Thring,Cecil Frances Alexander,Mary Austin,James S. Park,Isaac Watts,Robert Herrick,Edmund Hamilton Sears,Ben Jonson,Edmund Bolton,Robert Southwell,C.s. Stone,James Whitcomb Riley,Frances Ridley Havergal,William Morris,Charles Mackay,Harriet F. Blodgett,Eliza Cook,George Wither,John G. Whittier,Richard Watson Gilder,Tudor Jenks,William Makepeace Thackeray,Henry Vaughan,Christian Burke,Andrew Lang,Emily Huntington Miller,Cyril Winterbotham,Enoch Arnold Bennett,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Meredith Nicholson,A. M. Williamson,C. N. Williamson,Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell,James Selwin Tait,Booth Tarkington,Evaleen Stein,Frances Hodgson Burnett,Frank Samuel Child,Samuel McChord Crothers,Sarah Orne Jewett,Georgianna M. Bishop,Sarah P. Doughty,John Punnett Peters,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Selma Lagerlof

Santa's Christmas Library: 400+ Christmas Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends (Illustrated Edition)

  • Author: O. Henry,Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,Charles Dickens,William Shakespeare,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Martin Luther,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Anthony Trollope,Brothers Grimm,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,George Macdonald,Leo Tolstoy,Henry Van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats,Eleanor H. Porter,Jacob A. Riis,Susan Anne Livingston,Ridley Sedgwick,Sophie May,Lucas Malet,Juliana Horatia Ewing,Alice Hale Burnett,Ernest Ingersoll,Annie F. Johnston,Amanda M. Douglas,Amy Ella Blanchard,Carolyn Wells,Walter Crane,Thomas Nelson Page,Florence L. Barclay,A. S. Boyd,Edward A. Rand,Max Brand,William John Locke,Nora A. Smith,Phebe A. Curtiss,Nellie C. King,Booker T. Washington,Lucy Wheelock,Aunt Hede,Frederick E. Dewhurst,Maud Lindsay,Marjorie L. C. Pickthall,Jay T. Stocking,Anna Robinson,Florence M. Kingsley,Olive Thorne Miller,M. A. L. Lane,Elizabeth Harkison,Raymond Mcalden,F. E. Mann,Winifred M. Kirkland,François Coppée,Katherine Pyle,Grace Margaret Gallaher,Elia W. Peattie,F. Arnstein,James Weber Linn,Anne Hollingsworth Wharton,Elbridge S. Brooks,Isabel Cecilia Williams,Anton Chekhov,Armando Palacio Valdés,André Theuriet,Alphonse Daudet,Benito Pérez Galdós,Antonio Maré,Pedro A. De Alarcón,Jules Simon,Marcel Prévost,Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer,Maxime Du Camp,Mary Hartwell Catherwood,F. L. Stealey,Kate Upson Clark,Marion Clifford,E. E. Hale,Willis Boyd Allen,Edgar Wallace,Georg Schuster,Harrison S. Morris,Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson,Matilda Betham Edwards,Angelo J. Lewis,Vernon Lee,Guy De Maupassant,Saki,Bret Harte,Robert E. Howard,William Francis Dawson,Hamilton Wright Mabie,Christopher North,Susan Coolidge,Oliver Bell Bunce,Phillips Brooks,William Drummond,James Russell Lowell,Alfred Domett,Reginald Heber,Dinah Maria Mulock,Margaret Deland,John Addington Symonds,Edward Thring,Cecil Frances Alexander,Mary Austin,James S. Park,Isaac Watts,Robert Herrick,Edmund Hamilton Sears,Ben Jonson,Edmund Bolton,Robert Southwell,C.s. Stone,James Whitcomb Riley,Frances Ridley Havergal,William Morris,Charles Mackay,Harriet F. Blodgett,Eliza Cook,George Wither,John G. Whittier,Richard Watson Gilder,Tudor Jenks,William Makepeace Thackeray,Henry Vaughan,Christian Burke,Andrew Lang,Emily Huntington Miller,Cyril Winterbotham,Enoch Arnold Bennett,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Meredith Nicholson,A. M. Williamson,C. N. Williamson,Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell,James Selwin Tait,Booth Tarkington,Evaleen Stein,Frances Hodgson Burnett,Frank Samuel Child,Samuel McChord Crothers,Sarah Orne Jewett,Georgianna M. Bishop,Sarah P. Doughty,John Punnett Peters,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Selma Lagerlof
  • ISBN Code: : 8026898583
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Page : 10534 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 864 Readers
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This holiday, we are offering to you our own Christmas box - filled up to the top with the best Christmas novels, classics to read during holidays, magical Christmas tales, legends, most famous carols and the unique poetry of the giants of literature dedicated to this one and only holiday: The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Silent Night The Night After Christmas The Child Born at Bethlehem The Adoration of the Shepherds The Visit of the Wise Men As Joseph Was A-Walking The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Twelve Days of Christmas The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Christmas Angel (A. Brown) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White…

Ireland under the Tudors (Vol. 1-3) PDF Book By Richard Bagwell

Ireland under the Tudors (Vol. 1-3)

  • Author: Richard Bagwell
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Page : 1224 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 304 Readers
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This 3-volume book features a detailed historical account of one of the most turbulent periods in Irish history. The Tudor conquest (or reconquest) of Ireland took place under the Tudor dynasty, which held the Kingdom of England during the 16th century. Following a failed rebellion against the crown by Silken Thomas, the Earl of Kildare, in the 1530s, Henry VIII was declared King of Ireland in 1542 by statute of the Parliament of Ireland, with the aim of restoring such central authority as had been lost throughout the country during the previous two centuries. Several people who helped establish the Plantations of Ireland also played a part later in the early colonization of North America, particularly a group known as the West Country men. Alternating conciliation and repression, the conquest continued for sixty years, until 1603, when the entire country came under the nominal control of James I._x000D_ Contents:_x000D_ Introductory_x000D_ The Reign of Henry VII_x000D_ From the Accession of Henry VIII to the Year 1534_x000D_ The Geraldine Rebellion, 1534-1535_x000D_ From the Year 1536 to the Year 1540_x000D_ End of Grey's Administration_x000D_ 1540 and 1541_x000D_ 1541 to the Close of the Reign of Henry VIII_x000D_ The Irish Church under Henry VIII_x000D_ From the Accession of Edward VI to the Year 1551_x000D_ From the Year 1551 to the Death of Edward VI_x000D_ The Reign of Mary_x000D_ From the Accession of Elizabeth to the Year 1561_x000D_ 1561-1564_x000D_ 1564 and 1565_x000D_ 1566-1570_x000D_ 1570 and 1571_x000D_ Foreign Intrigues_x000D_ 1571-1574_x000D_ Administration of Fitzwilliam, 1574 and 1575_x000D_ Administration of Sidney, 1575-1578_x000D_ The Irish Church during the First Twenty Years of Elizabeth's Reign_x000D_ Rebellion of James Fitzmaurice, 1579_x000D_ The Desmond Rebellion, 1579-1580_x000D_ The Desmond War 1580-1582_x000D_ Government of Perrott, 1583-1588_x000D_ The Invincible Armada_x000D_ Administration of Fitzwilliam, 1588-1594_x000D_ Government of Lord Burgh, 1597_x000D_ General Rising under Tyrone, 1598-1599_x000D_ Essex in Ireland, 1599_x000D_ Government of Mountjoy, 1600-1601_x000D_ The Spaniards in Munster, 1601-1602_x000D_ The End of the Reign, 1602-1603_x000D_ Elizabethan Ireland

A Glossary PDF Book By A.R. Nares

A Glossary

  • Author: A.R. Nares
  • ISBN Code: : 5877760440
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 751 Readers
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A Gansett Island Christmas (Gansett Island Series, Book 18.5) PDF Book By Marie Force

A Gansett Island Christmas (Gansett Island Series, Book 18.5)

  • Author: Marie Force
  • ISBN Code: : 1946136409
  • Publisher : Marie Force
  • Page : 327 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 537 Readers
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It’s Christmas on Gansett Island, but a blizzard is ruining everyone’s plans… Until Ned gets a big idea that might save the day for the McCarthys and their family. Take the ferry to Gansett Island and spend Christmas Day with Big Mac, Linda and the entire McCarthy family. Previously published through Marie’s online store on December 25, 2017. The Gansett Island Series Book 1: Maid for Love (Mac & Maddie) Book 2: Fool for Love (Joe & Janey) Book 3: Ready for Love (Luke & Sydney) Book 4: Falling for Love (Grant & Stephanie) Book 5: Hoping for Love (Evan & Grace) Book 6: Season for Love (Owen & Laura) Book 7: Longing for Love (Blaine & Tiffany) Book 8: Waiting for Love (Adam & Abby) Book 9: Time for Love (Daisy & David) Book 10: Meant for Love (Jenny & Alex) Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella (Jared & Lizzie) Book 11: Gansett After Dark (Owen & Laura) Book 12: Kisses After Dark (Shane & Katie) Book 13: Love After Dark (Paul & Hope) Book 14: Celebration After Dark (Big Mac & Linda) Book 15: Desire After Dark (Slim & Erin) Book 16: Light After Dark (Mallory & Quinn) Book 17: Victoria & Shannon (Episode 1) Book 18: Kevin & Chelsea (Episode 2) Book 19: Mine After Dark (Riley &Nikki) Book 20: Yours After Dark (Finn & Chloe) Book 21: Trouble After Dark (Deacon & Julia) Book 22: Rescue After Dark (Mason & Jordan) Book 23: Blackout After Dark (Full Cast)

Rhett Butler's People PDF Book By Donald McCaig

Rhett Butler's People

  • Author: Donald McCaig
  • ISBN Code: : 1429928484
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 504 Readers
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Fully authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, Rhett Butler's People is the astonishing and long-awaited novel that parallels the Great American Novel, Gone With The Wind. Twelve years in the making, the publication of Rhett Butler's People marks a major and historic cultural event. Through the storytelling mastery of award-winning writer Donald McCaig, the life and times of the dashing Rhett Butler unfolds. Through Rhett's eyes we meet the people who shaped his larger than life personality as it sprang from Margaret Mitchell's unforgettable pages: Langston Butler, Rhett's unyielding father; Rosemary his steadfast sister; Tunis Bonneau, Rhett's best friend and a onetime slave; Belle Watling, the woman for whom Rhett cared long before he met Scarlett O'Hara at Twelve Oaks Plantation, on the fateful eve of the Civil War. Of course there is Scarlett. Katie Scarlett O'Hara, the headstrong, passionate woman whose life is inextricably entwined with Rhett's: more like him than she cares to admit; more in love with him than she'll ever know... Brought to vivid and authentic life by the hand of a master, Rhett Butler's People fulfills the dreams of those whose imaginations have been indelibly marked by Gone With The Wind.

For The Sake of Her Family PDF Book By Diane Allen

For The Sake of Her Family

  • Author: Diane Allen
  • ISBN Code: : 0230766102
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 105 Readers
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1912 in the Yorkshire Dales and Alice Bentham and her brother Will have lost their mother to cancer. Money is scarce and pride doesn’t pay the doctor or put food on the table. Alice gets work at Whernside Manor looking after Lord Frankland’s fragile sister Miss Nancy. Meanwhile Will and his best-friend Jack begin working for the Lord of the Manor at the marble mill. But their purpose there is not an entirely honest one. For a while everything runs smoothly, but corruption, attempted murder and misplaced love are just waiting in the wings. Nothing is as it seems and before they know it, Alice and Will’s lives are entwined with those of the Franklands' and nothing will ever be the same again.

Butler, Vermont Series Boxed Set, Books 1-4 PDF Book By Marie Force

Butler, Vermont Series Boxed Set, Books 1-4

  • Author: Marie Force
  • ISBN Code: : 1950654508
  • Publisher : HTJB, Inc.
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 441 Readers
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The characters you met in and loved in the Green Mountain Series are back in this continuation of the Abbott/Coleman/Stillman family story. In this collection, read about cousin Grayson Coleman in Every Little Thing, Cameron’s dad, Patrick Murphy, in Can’t Buy Me Love and Wade Abbott in Here Comes the Sun! Set in the mountain town of Butler, Vermont, and with the family’s Green Mountain Country Store business at the heart of the series, come along as these characters find love and other things, such as Fred the town moose, on their way to happily ever after.

Murder Most Merry PDF Book By Lesley Cookman

Murder Most Merry

  • Author: Lesley Cookman
  • ISBN Code: : 1472295986
  • Publisher : Headline Accent
  • Page : 184 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 537 Readers
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Three previously published short Christmas stories, featuring Libby Serjeant, now available together in ebook. Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, J. R. Ellis and LJ Ross. 'Lesley Cookman is the Queen of Cosy Crime' PAUL MAGRS MURDER AT MALLOWAN MANOR It's the run-up to Christmas. Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran have been invited to stay at grand old Mallowan Manor to investigate some mysterious rumours which are preventing the owner from selling up. A weird cast of characters, including an ageing actress and an enigmatic butler, makes Libby feel like she's ended up in an Agatha Christie plot... MURDER MOST FOWL It is almost Christmas, and pantomime rehearsals are well under way . . . Once again, local butcher Bob is playing the dame, but the whole production is put under threat when someone sabotages his business. Super sleuth Libby Sarjeant now has to recruit Fran Wolfe to help find the culprit, and restore the Steeple Martin pantomime. MURDER AND THE PANTOMIME CAT Pantomime is coming to The Alexandria theatre in Nethergate. Among the cast is Clemency, an old acquaintance of Libby Sarjeant and Fran Wolfe. She is making her return to the professional stage, encouraged by her mother Dame Amanda Knight, whom Libby and Fran met on a previous adventure. But when one objectionable member of the cast is found dead, Dame Amanda and heavyweight of the English Stage, Sir Andrew McColl, call in Libby, Fran and their friends to prevent the wrong person being charged with murder and the Nethergate pantomime from turning into a disastrous melodrama. Readers LOVE the Libby Sarjeant series: 'I've read all of the books in this series and love them all' 5* Reader Review 'Just can't get enough of reading about Libby and her friends' 5* Reader Review 'Libby's gang are like old friends and I was hooked from the start' 5* Reader Review 'Love this series, roll on the next one!' 5* Reader Review 'I adore the characters and the village. I wish I could live on All Hallows Lane and be a part of this gang. Hoping for a new novel soon. Highly recommend' 5* Reader Review 'The characters are so likeable. I would love to visit the mythical Steeple Martin!' 5* Reader Review

Some Faces in the Crowd PDF Book By Budd Schulberg

Some Faces in the Crowd

  • Author: Budd Schulberg
  • ISBN Code: : 1453261826
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 310 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 625 Readers
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Twenty gritty stories by the Academy Award–winning writer of On the Waterfront and A Face in the Crowd. Despite growing up among Hollywood’s most powerful producers and movie stars in the 1920s and ’30s, Budd Schulberg was always a populist at heart. In this collection of his best short fiction, Schulberg takes readers from the halls of privilege in Los Angeles to smoky dives and dockyard slums in New York. His eye for detail and nose for trouble render characters as vividly as a Weegee photograph. These stories also represent the great clash of people and ideas in mid-century America. The collection includes “The Arkansas Traveler,” the story Schulberg adapted into the influential, prescient film A Face in the Crowd starring Andy Griffith. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

No Chore PDF Book By Lexy Timms

No Chore

  • Author: Lexy Timms
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Dark Shadow Publishing
  • Page : 225 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 963 Readers
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You don't get anything clean, without getting something else dirty. Evelyn, daughter of the Baron of Smythe has finally escaped her arranged marriage to a cruel duke she doesn't love. Except her escape means she has to leave behind Alistair, the handsome butler she's secretly fallen for. Evie must start over without the butler she will never see again. Or so she thinks. When Alistair finds her, he convinces her to come home, but when Evie finally returns to England she'll have to face the cruel duke who refuses to release her. Back in her golden cage, she discovers the unthinkable and is forced to make a choice: the wealthy duke who will secure her place in society, or the butler who will lead to her downfall. Alistair Godstone has always known that servants don't marry noblewomen. His forbidden affair with Evelyn can never last. When he discovers that Evie has fled England, he can't let her go. He goes after her, determined to bring her home and eventually win her heart for good. Alistair refuses to give her up again and will fight the duke for her hand if necessary—but with a secret of his own and a stunning change in fortune for both of them, a life with Evie seems out of his reach. Can Alistair and Evie break the rules of society, or will duty force them apart forever? Butler & Heiress Series To Serve For Duty No Chore All Wrapped Up This is the final book in the Butler & Heiress Series. It's a contemporary, sweet (and slightly steamy) romance that will end in an HEA. The Christmas story is an extra to enjoy!

Lucky Dog PDF Book By Leo Butler

Lucky Dog

  • Author: Leo Butler
  • ISBN Code: : 1408149710
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 80 pages
  • Genre : Drama
  • Reviews : 520 Readers
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Over Christmas dinner Sue and Eddie gossip and discuss the good times they used to have together before their son left home, leaving a void in their lives. But then Eddie disappears with the dog and their neighbour's son comes round to liven things up and stay the night. Through the creation of a seemingly banal universe, Butler creates an intense atmosphere of guilt and suspicion within this couple's world. Published to tie in with the Royal Court premiere in May 2004

A Christmas Return PDF Book By Anne Perry

A Christmas Return

  • Author: Anne Perry
  • ISBN Code: : 0425285081
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 562 Readers
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’Tis the season of giving—and with this wonderful book, New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry shares a brand-new holiday mystery filled with bygone relationships and hidden secrets. As Charlotte Pitt’s grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah’s doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim’s widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her estranged friend and solving the crime that drove them apart. On arrival, Mariah joins forces with the murdered man’s grandson, a sleuth in his own right who’s discovered promising evidence as well as a suspect. But Surrey’s picturesque hills conceal dark doings and shocking revelations that could make the holiday anything but calm and bright. Decked with intrigue and trimmed with Yuletide spirit, A Christmas Return is a holiday treat wrapped in the glorious storytelling talents of the reigning master of Victorian mystery. Praise for A Christmas Return “This compact little gem, [Anne] Perry’s fifteenth Christmas novella, demonstrates her proficiency in writing Victorian-set mysteries. . . . The atmosphere of close-knit village life in the 1890s feels pitch-perfect, from the homeliness of residents’ holiday decor to the gossip that spreads like a dreadful stain. The characterization is superb, and the work’s short length is perfect for the material. The spirit of the Christmas season is cleverly evoked through the underlying theme that it’s never too late for reconciliations and second chances.”—Historical Novels Review (Editors’ Choice) “Perry’s many fans will enjoy another winning Victorian-era mystery set during the holidays.”—Library Journal “Exceptional . . . Perry unobtrusively incorporates insights about the true meaning of the season into the engrossing plot.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Fettigrew Hall - The Biography of a House PDF Book By Anne Flint

Fettigrew Hall - The Biography of a House

  • Author: Anne Flint
  • ISBN Code: : 0984429301
  • Publisher : Anne Flint
  • Page : 225 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 263 Readers
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After the devastating death of her husband, Megan Redford returns to England, where she was raised. In London she meets Andrew, who tells her she looks just like his long lost girlfriend Meghan. As she travels, she finds and explores a deserted Tudor mansion and she becomes unaccountably obsessed with it. She arranges to purchase and restore the house and learns the locals think the house is haunted. Megan meets Andrew’s brother, Gray, a retired butler and man of all trades, who begins to help her with restoration. As cleaning and repair begin on the house Megan has several occasions where the door on a back bedroom cannot be opened. While cleaning that room she discovers a hidden passage containing the skeleton. A book is found written by a former owner of the house, which tells of the house’s history and some of the people who lived there over the centuries. The house starts to come alive with ghosts and hauntings.

Parable of the Talents PDF Book By Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Talents

  • Author: Octavia E. Butler
  • ISBN Code: : 1453263624
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 365 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 234 Readers
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Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel: The powerful and compelling sequel to the dystopian classic Parable of the Sower Lauren Olamina was only eighteen when her family was killed, and anarchy encroached on her Southern California home. She fled the war zone for the hope of quiet and safety in the north. There she founded Acorn, a peaceful community based on a religion of her creation, called Earthseed, whose central tenet is that God is change. Five years later, Lauren has married a doctor and given birth to a daughter. Acorn is beginning to thrive. But outside the tranquil group’s walls, America is changing for the worse. Presidential candidate Andrew Steele Jarret wins national fame by preaching a return to the values of the American golden age. To his marauding followers, who are identified by their crosses and black robes, this is a call to arms to end religious tolerance and racial equality—a brutal doctrine they enforce by machine gun. And as this band of violent extremists sets its deadly sights on Earthseed, Acorn is plunged into a harrowing fight for its very survival. Taking its place alongside Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Butler’s eerily prophetic novel offers a terrifying vision of our potential future, but also one of hope. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers PDF Book By E. Nesbit

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

  • Author: E. Nesbit
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 161 Readers
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The Story of the Treasure Seekers is a novel by E. Nesbit. First published in 1899, it tells the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice,

The Joke’S on Me PDF Book By Jim Purdy

The Joke’S on Me

  • Author: Jim Purdy
  • ISBN Code: : 1450295347
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 360 pages
  • Genre : Humor
  • Reviews : 230 Readers
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While debating Sir Winston on the House of Commons, Lady Astor says, Sir Winston, if I were your wife, I should poison your tea. Sir Winston replies, Madam, if I were your husband, I would drink it. In 1066, a Battle of Hastings ensued in England, eventually causing two languages to merge and form modern English. In The Jokes on Me, English language aficionado Jim Purdy provides an entertaining tutorial of jokes, explanations, and associated vocabulary based on this historical transition. Purdy bases most of his jokes on sex, politics, and religion, depending on the unexpected as he leads serious students of languages to the other side of English. While including jokes not intended for the easily offended, Purdy relies on the experiences he acquired during his frequent travels throughout Europe as he shares jokes as diverse as the world around us. Purdy spares no one from his humorous jabs, including Lady Astor and Sir Winston, the Lone Ranger, and the Pope. The Jokes on Me is a step-by-step guide that will encourage both novice and experienced students of languages to gain a new appreciation of the American sense of humor while simultaneously enhancing their vocabulary and linguistics abilities.