Angels with Red Shoes

Angels with Red Shoes

Author: Karin Joy Passmore

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469107627

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

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During the 1960s Jenn Mahoney grew up in a typical dysfunctional family. She and her brother Geoff decided independence was their key to freedom. Escaping across the marshland of Gloucester, Massachusetts they found refuge in an abandoned boat. The lobster boat became their new home as Jenn and Geoff began the life of freedom each envisioned. Geoff traveled around Europe, leaving Jenn lost in a lonely world of fantasy, creating beautiful clothing for a local boutique. One day Jenn set out on a journey which opened the door to joy, sorrow, and her life’s unique adventure of redemption.

Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits

Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits

Author: Mary Jane Hathaway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476776927

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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This hilarious Southern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice tells the story of two hard-headed Civil war historians who find that first impressions can be deceiving. Shelby Roswell, a Civil War historian and professor, is on the fast track to tenure—that is, until her new book is roasted by the famous historian Ransom Fielding in a national review. With her career stalled by a man she’s never met, Shelby struggles to maintain her composure when she discovers that Fielding has taken a visiting professorship at her small Southern college. Ransom Fielding is still struggling with his role in his wife’s accidental death six years ago and is hoping that a year at Shelby’s small college near his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi, will be a respite from the pressures of Ivy League academia. He never bargained for falling in love with the one woman whose career—and pride—he injured, and who would do anything to make him leave. When these two hot-headed southerners find themselves fighting over the centuries-old history of local battles and antebellum mansions, their small college is about to become a battlefield of Civil War proportions. With familiar and relatable characters and wit to spare, Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits shows you that love can conquer all…especially when pride, prejudice, love, and cheese grits are involved!

A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light

Author: Ali Carter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786077691

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Pet portraitist Susie Mahl has to use all her artistic know-how to get to the bottom of a fiendish Scottish mystery Struggling with long-buried family secrets and her own recent heartbreak, artist and pet portraitist Susie Mahl hopes her brief sojourn as an art tutor at a Scottish country house will prove a distraction. But Susie soon realises she has bigger problems than teaching her eclectic mix of students to draw a Highland cow. Beneath the beautiful landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and the grandeur of the Auchen Laggan Tosh estate lie hidden secrets. Can Susie work out what exactly is going on before it’s too late? And can anyone be trusted?

City of Dreams

City of Dreams

Author: William Martin

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429960116

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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"Can I interest you in saving America?" That's the text message Peter Fallon receives from a Wall Street bigwig. It's not a challenge he can turn down, especially since the country is in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Hidden somewhere in New York City is a box of 1780 bonds with a face value of ten thousand dollars. The Supreme Court is about to decide if these bonds still have value. If the decision is yes, those ten thousand dollars, at five percent interest, will be worth a very pretty penny... Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington, must find the box—and fast. Suddenly, their race against time becomes a race through time as Peter and Evangeline track the stories of New Yorkers whose lives have been changed by the bonds... and all the while they'll unravel the thrilling and inspiring origins of the City of Dreams. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dark and Deepest Red

Dark and Deepest Red

Author: Anna-Marie McLemore

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781250162731

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 237

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With Anna-Marie McLemore's signature lush prose, Dark and Deepest Red pairs the forbidding magic of a fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal. Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves. Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes.

Breaking the Bank

Breaking the Bank

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439126998

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A fresh and whimsical novel featuring a single mother in Brooklyn who suddenly discovers an ATM machine that gives her free (and unrecorded) cash; what she does with that money changes many lives—including her own. Mia Saul is down on her luck. She’s been dumped by her husband, fired from her job, and forced to move with her ten-year-old daughter Eden to a crummy apartment. Juggling temp jobs, arguing over child support, and trying to keep Eden’s increasingly erratic behavior in check leaves Mia weary and worn out. So when a routine stop at an ATM turns into a stroke of luck Mia never expected, the results are nothing short of...magical. Teetering between guilt and generosity, Mia takes advantage of her sudden windfall in small ways. She also develops relationships with a variety of neighborhood characters she ordinarily would never have crossed paths with—and turns her life around in ways she never thought possible. Poignant, smart, and utterly captivating, this quirky "pay-it-forward" tale captures the everyday concerns of women everywhere.

Maya

Maya

Author: Donald N. Stuefloten

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0932511597

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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"At the same time a crew films a movie on a sound stage in Hollywood. It is about three actors left to their fate in a large church-cum-museum that may be located in South Vietnam, Laos, or even Cambodia. A brutalizing invasion rages around them. The forests are defoliated. Helicopter gunships howl in the air. Napalm flows brilliantly over the earth, which itself shudders at the assault. In an apocalyptic scene every plane from the Vietnam war passes overhead, unloading ordnance. The church-cum-museum, wherever it is, is obliterated." "In Maya, Stuefloten focuses on an America fascinated with violence and fearful of fertility. Invasions, whether military, sexual, or cultural, occur and recur. The fecundity of nature vaguely threatens. Vegetation rots; the earth swells. Bomb blasts resemble flowers bursting open. The title "Maya" refers not only to the meso-American people described in the novel, but also to the Hindu doctrine of the delusory nature of reality. The world, Stuefloten asserts, is mysterious, very beautiful, and very dangerous - and America is more a part of it than we have imagined."--BOOK JACKET.

It All Began in Monte Carlo

It All Began in Monte Carlo

Author: Elizabeth Adler

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429900172

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Beach reading suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of There's Something About St. Tropez Sunny Alvarez and Mac Reilly always seem to find trouble in the south of France. This time, all the trouble began in Monte Carlo. Sunny's relationship with Mac is in jeopardy and Monte Carlo beckons. Soon Sunny is pulled into a web of intrigue involving a series of robberies of high-end jewelry stores. Then there's her wanna-be-new-friend, who turns out to be a sociopath, involved in the sale of sex and in blackmail. Plus there's Sunny's old friend, movie star Allie Ray, who owns a vineyard in France and who comes to help sort Sunny out, while at the same time sorting out the life and appearance of her old friend, Pru Holster, with a makeover that not only changes her dowdy overweight appearance, but changes Pru into an amateur detective. If Sunny doesn't untangle this plot, she might end up an unwitting accomplice to theft, blackmail and even murder. When Mac shows up, he's ready to do anything to get Sunny back, not the least of which is to solve the crimes and save her life.

Duke, Actually

Duke, Actually

Author: Jenny Holiday

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062952097

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

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USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday follows A Princess for Christmas with another delightful contemporary Christmas romance, set in the heart of New York City, about a playboy baron and a woman who has said goodbye to love. “[A] master of witty banter.”—Entertainment Weekly There’s a royal wedding on, and things are about to get interesting. Meet the man of honor Maximillian von Hansburg, Baron of Laudon and heir to the Duke of Aquilla, is not having a merry Christmas. He’s been dumped by a princess, he’s unemployed, and his domineering father has sent him to New York to meet a prospective bride he has no interest in. In the city, he meets Dani Martinez, a smart (and gorgeous) professor he’s determined to befriend before their best friends marry in the Eldovian wedding of the century. Meet the best woman Newly single, no-nonsense New Yorker Dani is done with love—she even has a list entitled “Things I Will Never Again Do for a Man”—which is why she hits it off with notorious rake Max. He’s the perfect partner for snow angels in Central Park and deep conversations about the futility of love. It’s all fun and games until their friendship deepens into attraction and, oops… Falling in love was never part of the plan.

The Silver Stiletto

The Silver Stiletto

Author: Roger S Nelson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491760123

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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This adventure/romance takes place in 1996 in Michigan where a young man is tired of his job and his girl has left him, so he decides to go on two-week bicycle /camping trip to get away and rethink his life. His neighbor bets him than he can't do it for under $200 for the two-week vacation. He wants to be alone, but eventually meets a young woman, also riding a bike, who keeps showing up. There is a touch of fantasy in this Christian themed novel.

Mega Weird

Mega Weird

Author: Nicholas Megalis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781941393741

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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A collection of hilarious short stories from twenty-five year old Internet sensation Nicholas Megalis on his distinctively weird life and childhood, fully illustrated by Tom Megalis, his celebrated artist and animator dad. From Internet sensation Nicholas Megalis, comes Mega Weird, a collection of hilarious short stories on life as an anxiety-fueled artist, musician, and proudly weird dude. Raised in a ridiculous family of artists, Greek immigrants, and all-around weirdos, Megalis has had a strange and beautiful ride (and has consumed an ungodly amount of spanakopita). Mega Weird is an illustrated journal of Megalis’s twenty-five years on this planet—borderline fireworks pyromania, chain-smoking at age seven, psychotic magic trick obsessions, the perils of being a thirteen-year-old boy, a month-long band tour fueled by Taco Bell, caffeine, and guitars—each story accompanied by original art from his celebrated artist and animator dad, Tom Megalis. Mega Weird is an assurance that it's okay to be different. In fact, it's essential. Megalis wasn't good at sports and could barely tie his shoes until he was twenty, but that's fine. Who cares? He’s proud to be weird. And you should be too. Life is insane, life is great. Thank God for rock and roll.