Adam's Peak: A Novel by Heather Burt

By Heather Burt

Runner-up for the 2008 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

On a stifling August day, six-year-old Clare Fraser and seven-year-old Rudy Vantwest make eye touch from contrary facets in their highway. For an rapid they're hooked up, then every one turns away Clare to the safeguard of the backyard sprinkler, Rudy to the thrill of his brother’s imminent beginning. Twenty-five years later, Clare and Rudy, strangers residing continents aside, furniture of every others stories and imaginations, are hooked up back. Overturning the guarded, insular lives they either lead, occasions one an twist of fate, the opposite an act of terror rework them either and bind the Vantwest and Fraser households irrevocably.

Adam’s Peak weaves from side to side among a Montreal suburb and a Colombo inner most university, among a Ceylon tea property on the finish of the second one global warfare and a small Scottish city within the early Nineteen Sixties, its characters suffering desperately to come back to phrases with themselves and with their strong connections to the folks and areas they've got attempted to escape.

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My Two Millionaires by Amy Lee

By Amy Lee

during this bittersweet novel approximately love, existence and moment possibilities; Karen is married to the affection of her existence, Charles. She felt she had waited her entire existence to discover happiness in love and that he's her soul mate and that she is fortunate in love. Charles is a mature, type and loving philanthropist and millionaire. In an unkind and unforeseen accident, Charles turns into fatally in poor health and dies, leaving Karen well to do financially yet a tender widow with a damaged middle. at the beginning she is devastated by means of her loss, yet with the aid of her pal Laura, she is slowly capable of rebuild her lifestyles back. Will she have the ability to exorcise the ghosts of her prior and open her middle once again to discover love again?

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Kates Hochzeit: Roman (German Edition) by Marta Rivera de la Cruz,Anja Rüdiger

By Marta Rivera de la Cruz,Anja Rüdiger

Nachdem die posthume Wiederentdeckung der vormals erfolglosen Romane ihres Onkels Albert Kate Salomon auf ihre alten Tage unerwartet ein nennenswertes Vermögen beschert, zieht sie in den kleinen Ort Ribanova, wo einst ihr Vater wohnte. Zusammen mit dem jungen Pakistani Ahmed betreibt sie dort ein Buchlädchen und wohnt mit zwei Freundinnen zusammen in einem alten Haus. So fließt das Leben in beschaulichen Bahnen, bis es an Kates einundsiebzigstem Geburtstag plötzlich an der Türe klopft. Draußen steht Forster Smith – ein adjust Verehrer, der immer Kates große Liebe battle und den sie dennoch drei Mal in ihrem Leben abgewiesen hat – und bittet erneut um ihre Hand. Und diesmal sagt Kate nicht nein. Während ihre alten Freundinnen schon aufgeregt die Frage des Hochzeitskleids diskutieren, finden nicht alle diese Entwicklung so wunderbar – allen voran Kates Familie, die das schon sicher geglaubte Erbe in Gefahr sieht und gleich Kates Nichte Laura vorschickt, um die unerwünschte Hochzeit mit allen Mitteln zu verhindern. Und als dann noch ein halbfertiges Manuskript von Onkel Albert auftaucht, das ein junger Verlagslektor zum Entsetzen der alten Dame »zu Ende schreiben« soll und das auf verschlungenen Wegen zu Truman Capote führt, ist das Chaos perfekt …

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Chick Lit 05 : Soleil, nuages et autres cadeaux du ciel by Amélie Dubois

By Amélie Dubois

los angeles colocation de groupe officiellement terminée, les chemins de nos quatre consoeurs se dispersant un peu, les conduisant vers de nouveaux horizons… tantôt ensoleillés, tantôt sombre et orageux!
Tandis que l'arrivée imminente d'un poupon illuminera l'univers consoeurial, une grande perte air of secrecy tôt fait de l'ennuager brutalement. Mais qui donc vivra cet évènement heureux du passage de l. a. cigogne? Et qui, au contraire, se retrouvera tristement endeuillée?
C'est donc sous un ciel variable et imprévisible que se déroule ce cinquième tome de Chick Lit, nous faisant vivre des émotions aussi contradictoires que l. a. météo en temps incertains. l. a. franche amitié de nos anciennes « célibat-stars » ainsi que leur sens de l'humour contagieux sauront-ils les protéger des intempéries de los angeles vie?
« Vos prévisions, Colette? »

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Amalia (Library of Latin America) by Jos? M?rmol,Doris Sommer,Helen Lane

By Jos? M?rmol,Doris Sommer,Helen Lane

Amalia is among the hottest Latin American novels and, till lately, used to be required examining in Argentina's colleges. It was once written to protest the dictatorship of Juan Manuel de Rosas and to supply an image of the political occasions in the course of his regime, however the book's acceptance stemmed from the affection tale that fuels the plot. initially released in 1851 in serial shape, Marmol's novel recounts the tale of Eduardo and Amalia, who fall in love whereas he's hiding in her domestic. Amalia and her cousin Daniel defend him from Rosist persecution, yet earlier than the couple and the cousin can get away to security, they're chanced on by means of the loss of life squad and the younger males die.

Similar widespread to the romantic novels of Walter Scott, Amalia presents an in depth photo of existence below a dictatorship mixed with vigorous discussion, drama, and a sad love story.

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Blind Delusion: A Novel by Dorothy Phaire

By Dorothy Phaire

"In Phaire’s new novel, Blind myth, issues aren't what they look like during this multi-layered mental mystery of homicide, obsession, and romance the place a lonely medical psychologist realizes it may be extra scary to bare her soul than to stand death.

Dr. Renee Hayes is immersed within the lives of individuals dwelling at the facet whereas she makes an attempt to conceal from her actual self. but if Dr. Hayes comes head to head with these harboring their very own harmful agendas, she sees the fragility of her personal lifestyles. now not within the major of her adolescence, Dr. Hayes feels time is operating out for her to discover the 2 issues she’s by no means particularly possessed and has consistently craved, lasting unconditional love and fervour in her life.

This is the tale of a woman’s odyssey looking for her unrecognized resource of energy and power. It’s a few woman’s must be intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and sexually fulfilled on her personal phrases. via her personal reflected lens, Dr. Hayes friends on the mirrored image of her spiritually-grounded secretary and learns from her overcome tragedy, not just how you can continue to exist yet how one can achieve the braveness to head after what she desires with out disgrace or regret."

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Faraway On An Island by Liz Newton

By Liz Newton

In 1979 Ruby O'Leary follows her dream, basically to discover herself on an island within the Pacific Ocean, approximately ten levels south of the Equator. crusing along with her husband, their yacht Windward is tossed in a hurricane, leaving Jack strangled to dying on his lifeline.

Rescued, Ruby wakes in a haze, as she's greeted via the islanders and different locals. She is disturbed via screeching sounds coming from the center of the island at evening. No-one turns out keen to inform her what they're. The sight of Reverend Mitch Wilson, who appears like a caveman, shocks Ruby. She's cautious of his skill to hold out the funeral provider for Jack, yet she has no selection as Mitch is the single church minister at the island. Ruby quickly learns that Mitch's model of religion connects good with the islanders, who recognize and defend him.

As Ruby struggles along with her grief over Jack, she finally reveals herself trapped and on my own with Mitch, the place his tormented soul, secrets and techniques and weird behavior are printed. through the years their own trips permit every one to litter via conflicts, crises, traumas and distress.

Immersed in island existence, Ruby's internal longing lures her to stick, which entwines with Mitch's craving for anything lost.

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(aforementioned sentiments) by Jean Estene

By Jean Estene

A be aware from the writer: via my observations, strategies and musings, i've got built this choice of fictional poems + anecdotes. The works are founded round relationships and private reflections, centering round the views of other girls. All items are derived and rooted from a selected colour and are meant to be learn aloud. All works were handwritten or at the beginning voice recorded and transcribed via me.

with all of my love.

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