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There were two brothers identical twins and though I loved them both my soul belonged to only one Annalia Del Valle has loved Preston Sawyer all her life The daughter of an impoverished migrant farmworker she grew up as an outcast in what was no more than a tiny cooped up shack in California s Central Valley But her heart found freedom in the land in the wide-open spaces of Sawyer Farm and in the boys who were her only friends Preston has yearned for Annalia since he was a boy But a sense of honor kept him from pursuing her until he s unable to hold back any longer and their worlds and bodies collide one hot summer night A night that sets off a chain of events that will alter their lives forever Now Annalia is back in town after disappearing without a trace for six long months Determined to reclaim her heart her life and the baby she left behind the son who was created in a moment of lust and love and pent-up yearning Preston has survived grief a ravaging drought and the despair of heartache but he s not sure he can survive Annalia again And he might be unwilling to try Will pride and bitterness keep him from the one thing he s always longed for How do you heal what is irreparably broken How do you forgive that which is... unforgivable How do you discover that real honor comes not from circumstance but from the place deep in our hearts where truth resides And how do you move beyond the wounds of the past to discover that some loves are as solid as the ground beneath your feet and as enduring as the earth itself THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL INSPIRED BY GEMINI New Adult Contemporary Romance Due to strong language and sexual content this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18 more
Echoes in Death the chilling new suspense novel from 1 New York Times bestselling author J D Robb is the perfect entry point into the compelling In Death police procedural series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas As NY Lt Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home a young woman dazed naked and bloody suddenly stumbles out in front of their car Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER but it s too late for her husband Dr Anthony Strazza A brilliant orthopedic surgeon he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house his three safes opened and emptied Daphne would be a valuable witness but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him the devil While it emerges that Dr Strazza was cold controlling and widely disliked this is one case where the evidence doesn t point to the spouse So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions What does the devil look like And where will he show up next
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A riveting book The Wall Street Journal Essential reading David Brooks New York TimesFrom a former marine and Yale Law School graduate a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader probing look at the struggles of America s white working classHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis that of white working-class Americans The decline of this group a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside J D Vance tells the true story of what a social regional and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America J D s grandparents were dirt poor and in love and moved north from Kentucky s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them They raised a middle-class family and eventually their grandchild the author would graduate from Yale Law School a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays... out we learn that this is only the short superficial version Vance s grandparents aunt uncle sister and most of all his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse alcoholism poverty and trauma so characteristic of their part of America Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country more
Single Dad Second Chances Meet Mack in the newest STANDALONE novel from New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward They called him Mack Daddy No seriously his name was Mack Short for Mackenzie Thus the nickname Perfect right So was he perfect The perfect physical male specimen At the private school where I taught Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women Everyone wanted a piece of the hot single father of the sweet little boy I became a woman I didn t recognize someone riddled with jealousy because they didn t know that--to me--he was much more They didn t know about our past He d chosen my school for his son on purpose because Mack and I we had unfinished business As my friend Lorelai so eloquently put it Unfinished business between two people who are clearly attracted to each other is like an eternal case of blue balls And I was suffering in pain from my case I was still intensely attracted to Mack I tried to resist him immersing myself further into a relationship with someone else just to protect my heart Not to mention getting involved with a parent was strictly against school rules But seeing Mack day in and day out was breaking me down And soon I might be breaking all the rules Author s note - Told in... alternating points of view Mack Daddy is a full-length standalone novel more
Instantly absorbing suspenseful romantic and stylish like binge-watching a great British drama on Masterpiece Theater Lee Child New York Times bestselling authorWorld War II comes to Farleigh Place the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham s middle daughter Pamela whom he furtively loves But Pamela has her own secret she has taken a job at Bletchley Park the British code-breaking facility As Ben follows a trail of spies and traitors which may include another member of Pamela s family he discovers that some within the realm have an appalling history-altering agenda Can he with Pamela s help stop them before England falls Inspired by the events and people of World War II writer Rhys Bowen crafts a sweeping and riveting saga of class family love and betrayal
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege power and race Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult Picoult offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today both overt and subtle Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical moving book Booklist starred review Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years experience During her shift Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn only to be told a few minutes later that she s been reassigned to another patient The parents are white supremacists and don t want Ruth who is African American to touch their child The hospital complies with their request but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery Does she obey orders or does she intervene Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and as a result is charged with a serious crime Kennedy McQuarrie a white public defender takes her case but gives unexpected advice Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy Conflicted by Kennedy s... counsel Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family especially her teenage son as the case becomes a media sensation As the trial moves forward Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other s trust and come to see that what they ve been taught their whole lives about others and themselves might be wrong With incredible empathy intelligence and candor Jodi Picoult tackles race privilege prejudice justice and compassion and doesn t offer easy answers Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game Praise for Small Great Things Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written It will challenge her readers and expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice The Washington Post A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today a fantastic read from beginning to end as can always be expected from Picoult this novel maintains a steady page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down San Francisco Book Review A gripping courtroom drama Given the current political climate it is quite prescient and worthwhile This is a writer who understands her characters inside and out Roxane Gay The New York Times Book Review I couldn t put it down Her best yet New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman A compelling can t-put-it-down drama with a trademark Jodi Picoult twist Good Housekeeping It s Jodi Picoult the prime provider of literary soul food This riveting drama is sure to be supremely satisfying and a bravely thought-provoking tale on the dangers of prejudice Redbook Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics and in Small Great Things she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go This page-turner is perfect for book clubs Popsugar more
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm Meet Ove He s a curmudgeon the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window He has staunch principles strict routines and a short fuse People call him the bitter neighbor from hell But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove s mailbox it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats unexpected friendship and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents association to their very foundations A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew s Last Stand Fredrik Backman s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others If there was an award for Most Charming Book of the Year this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down... Booklist starred review more
Alex Delaware and LAPD detective Milo Sturgis investigate the death of Alex s most mysterious patient to date in the sensational new thriller from the master of suspense 1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman At nearly one hundred years old Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats But the charming witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura a luxury hotel with a checkered history What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions about guilt patterns of criminal behavior victim selection When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination Thalia promises to tell all during their next session But when he shows up the following morning he is met with silence Thalia is dead in her room When questions arise about how Thalia perished Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman s life and embark on one of the most baffling investigations either of them has ever experienced For Thalia Mars is a victim like no other an enigma who harbored nearly a century of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence Heartbreak Hotel is classic... Delaware and classic Kellerman Praise for Jonathan Kellerman Jonathan Kellerman s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix Los Angeles Times Kellerman doesn t just write psychological thrillers he owns the genre Detroit Free Press A master of the psychological thriller Peoplemore
THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Lisa Gardner s latest thriller following her runaway hit Find Her takes her wildly popular brand of suspense to new heights Eight years ago Sharlah May Nash s older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives Now thirteen years old Sharlah has finally moved on About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner Rainie Conner Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family They are all experts on monsters Then the call comes in A double murder at a local gas station followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon As Quincy and Rainie race to assist they are forced to confront mounting evidence The shooter may very well be Sharlah s older brother Telly Ray Nash and it appears his killing spree has only just begun As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions Why after eight years has this young man started killing again And what does this mean for Sharlah Once upon a time Sharlah s big brother saved her life Now she has two questions of her own Is her brother a hero or a killer And how much will it cost her new family before... they learn the final shattering truth Because as Sharlah knows all too well the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you more
The USA Today Bestseller The number one Kindle bestseller A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story A triumph DINAH JEFFERIESA Russian grand duchess and an English journalist Linked by one of the world s greatest mysteries Love Guilt Heartbreak 1914Russia is on the brink of collapse and the Romanov family faces a terrifyingly uncertain future Grand Duchess Tatiana has fallen in love with cavalry officer Dmitri but events take a catastrophic turn placing their romance and their lives in danger 2016Kitty Fisher escapes to her great-grandfather s remote cabin in America after a devastating revelation makes her flee London There on the shores of Lake Akanabee she discovers the spectacular jewelled pendant that will lead her to a long-buried family secret Haunting moving and beautifully written The Secret Wife effortlessly crosses centuries as past merges with present in an unforgettable story of love loss and resilience Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Dinah Jefferies