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Country Life by Jean Hill

Country Life by Jean Hill

Raw and heartfelt recollections of a kind and tireless woman, who strives to work hard and be happy in the country... and who puts family first. More info →
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Primitive Passions. Volume 1 (The Boschloper Sage) by John M. Cahill

Primitive Passions. Volume 1 (The Boschloper Sage) by John M. Cahill

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When Sean O'Cathail deserted in Manhattan Harbor in 1681, it was not to become a boschloper. He jumped ship to save his own skin. Getting into the fur trade was just where he landed. As an Irish refugee hiding out in a Dutch colony now possessed by the English, Sean found he had a knack for diplomacy as he negotiated between the colonists and their Iroquois neighbors. This skill also helped him in his love life, torn between a servant woman in town and an Indian lass when in the wilderness. As the French and their Indian allies encroach on English territory, Sean's diplomatic skills will be put to the test. Then, he learns that more than a few pelts are at stake! More info →
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Angelina’s Secret by Diane Merrill Wigginton

Angelina’s Secret by Diane Merrill Wigginton

Lady Angelina Stewart is a beautiful, bold, independent woman hiding a terrible secret. After returning home from a sea voyage, she is touted as a hero for saving her family's ship and crew from a band of ruthless pirates, but Angelina feels like such a fraud. At the same time her psychic abilities are becoming more pronounced as she attempts to unravel the mystery of London's gruesome murders before she becomes the killers next victim. Captain Jude Deveraux is leading a double life. He and his band of French privateers steel, rob and plunder unsuspecting ships that have the misfortune of wandering into their domain. Awarded a title by the King of France for bravery during battle, The Duke of Bayonne, A.K.A. Pirate Captain, Jude Deveraux takes what he wants from the world as he and best friend, Honore live each day as if it were their last. That is until the day Jude discovers that the only thing he truly wants is to capture the untamed heart of fiery tempered, Angelina for his own. More info →
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Tudor Hugger-Mugger by Mela Ells

Tudor Hugger-Mugger by Mela Ells

1515 - Henry VIII’s Tudor England is enjoying a period of relative peace but the lives of the King’s cousin, Alban, Lord Melbroke and Frances, daughter of the Earl of Blean, are about to spin into turmoil and danger.Little does Frances know that powerful forces are plotting to cheat and kill her and her family. Littles does she realize that her decision to flee London and make the dangerous journey across country to her father’s estate near Canterbury, will be the catalyst that reveals a horror that only nightmares are made of.Alban, at first the seemingly annoying cause of all Frances’ troubles, becomes her saviour, risking his own life and saving hers as he investigates the evil conspiracy that would ruin him as well as her.There is much hugger-muggery in this story - the Tudor phrase for deeds that are clandestine, secret, underhand. There is romance, too, although both of them fight it.’Tis the last thing either of them wants... More info →
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Broken Chains by Emiliya Ahmadova

Broken Chains by Emiliya Ahmadova

As a moving piece of motivational fiction, at the heart of Broken Chains by Emiliya Ahmadova lies the core inspirational issue: How can one best live with a deep sense of inner freedom and independence? In setting up an intriguing novel of romance and family saga, the author starts with an encounter between the parents of the protagonist that leads to a brief affair and an unwanted pregnancy. Esmira, the mother, raises her daughter alone under difficult circumstances. Once an adult, Silvana must confront the horrors of abusive relationships on her own. As a Muslim, how she deals with her Christian monster of a husband will make the reader's mind race. This is not only a page turner that serves as fundamental self-help to its readers, but also a motivational tale of one woman's struggle to avoid the same abusive fate that befell her mother. In addition, the novel serves as a gripping story of overcoming suffering, finding true love, dealing with family conflicts, coping with inhumanity, finding redemption, and attaining liberty. More info →
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The Water Gypsy by Kay Seeley

The Water Gypsy by Kay Seeley

When Tilly Thompson, a girl from the canal, is caught stealing a pie from the terrace of The Imperial Hotel, Athelstone, the intervention of Captain Charles Thackery, saves her from prison. Tilly soon finds out the real reason for the rescue. With the Captain Tilly glimpses life away from the poverty and hardships of the waterways but his favour stirs up jealousy and hatred among the hotel staff, especially Freddie, the stable boy who harbours desires of his own. Freddie's pursuit leads Tilly into far greater danger than she could ever have imagined. Can she escape the prejudice, persecution and hypocrisy of Victorian society, leave her past behind and find true happiness? This is a story of love and loss, lust and passion, injustice and ultimate redemption. More info →
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The House on Schellberg Street by Gill James

The House on Schellberg Street by Gill James

WHERE IS HOME? Renate Edler loves to visit her grandmother in the house on Schellberg Street. She often meets up with her friend Hani Gödde who lives nearby. This year, though, it is not to be. Renate finds out a terrible secret about her family. She has to leave behind her home and her friends and become somebody she never thought she could be.The house on Schellberg Street needs to stay strong. Will it and those who work in it be strong enough?Will Renate ever feel at home again? And what of those left behind? More info →
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The Chic Boutique on Baker Street by Rachel Dove

The Chic Boutique on Baker Street by Rachel Dove

Recently single and tired of the London rat race Amanda is determined to make her dreams of setting up an idyllic countryside boutique come true, and the picturesque village of West¬field is the perfect place to make a fresh start.Local vet Ben is the golden boy of West¬field, especially to resident gossip Agatha Mayweather, who is determined to help Ben get his life back together after his wife left.When a chance encounter outside the ‘chic boutique’ sets sparks flying between Amanda and Ben, Agatha is itching to set them up. But are Amanda and Ben really ready for romance? More info →
The Woolworths Girls by Elaine Everest

The Woolworths Girls by Elaine Everest

Can romance blossom in times of trouble?It's 1938 and as the threat of war hangs over the country, Sarah Caselton is preparing for her new job at Woolworths. Before long, she forms a tight bond with two of her colleagues: the glamorous Maisie and shy Freda. The trio couldn't be more different, but they immediately form a close-knit friendship, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future.Sarah soon falls into the rhythm of her new position, enjoying the social events hosted by Woolies and her blossoming romance with young assistant manager, Alan. But with the threat of war clouding the horizon, the young men and women of Woolworths realize that there are bigger battles ahead. It's a dangerous time for the nation, and an even more perilous time to fall in love . . . More info →
The Seven Letters by Jan Harvey

The Seven Letters by Jan Harvey

When Claudette Bourvil is recruited to the French Resistance she has no idea what will happen to her. The last thing she expects is that she will be sent to work in the heart of Paris to spy on senior Nazi officers.Claudette learns how to survive in a city ravaged by war, where the citizens are murdered on the whim of the occupying force. Constantly under threat of discovery and in danger of losing her life Claudette risks everything when she falls in love with the wrong man, the worst kind of man.Over seventy years later, in rural Oxfordshire, Connie Webber discovers seven letters linked to a famous playwright, Freddy March. The letters will eventually lead her to Paris where she discovers the horrific reason behind Freddy’s life long depression. As his mother’s story unfolds Connie uncovers a dark past that the city has tried to erase from history.More info →
Lea Croft by Angela Rigley

Lea Croft by Angela Rigley

The sleepy village of Lea Croft in Victorian Derbyshire is awoken when the body of the farmer’s son, Herbert Grant, is found down a gully. Martha Holloway suspects her husband, Charlie, of killing him in revenge for her being assaulted by him in the past. When Charlie goes missing in a landslide, to make ends meet, Martha has to find a job at the farm, where her younger sisters, Jessica, aged 15, and pregnant by an unknown father, and Charlotte, work as milkmaids. Charlie reappears but tells her not to tell anybody he is still alive. Herbert’s brother, Ronald, fancies Charlotte, but will he pluck up the courage to tell her? He is arrested for Herbert’s murder. But will he be found guilty, and what happens to Charlie? More info →
Keys of the Origin: Book 1: The scions of balance. by Melissa A. Joy

Keys of the Origin: Book 1: The scions of balance. by Melissa A. Joy

In a world where ancient races still dwell,the events of an age-old prophecy begin to stir. From the pages of an antique tome, there is much the ancients themselves have yet to learn.The time has come for the Keys of the Origin to play their part in restoring balance to Aeldynn; but how will their choices affect the outcome? Fate leads two young men down a road they would never have dreamed of following; a road leading them into a struggle to bring the world back into a state of balance from the precipice of madness and desolation. One is a righteous law-abiding servant to the people, the other a distinguished pirate, both are unknowingly about to play their part in a foretold bid for Aeldynn’s future.It is not only Zehn and Larkh who are tasked with taking on the malevolent forces of Aeldynn; others must join them as they are coaxed into the embrace of the ancient Nays and their fabled Drahknyr, who are also entangled in the masterful puppeteering of a renegade sorceress hell bent on reviving the greatest threat of all.Keys of the Origin: Book 1: The scions of balance. (Aeldynn Lore) Melissa A. Joy More info →